While relating to a specific point in a current narrative spin the off-guardian article on the nature of the 'Russian hacking' investigation - the issues that I see underneath the specifics are addressed below:
Belief in helplessness or indeed asserted fear of powerlessness is a foundation-belief to the human conditioning. A sense of lack seeks to cover and inflate itself as if to guarantee and justify its assertion of identity. It seeks to take or get what it feels denied or deprived of by the 'enemy' - that is this life cast in is envy, fear and hatred seeming justified.
"Frantic and loud and strong the dark ones seem to be. Yet they know not their enemy, except they hate him. In hatred they have come together but have not joined each other. For had they done so, hatred would be impossible. The army of the powerless must be disbanded in the presence of strength. Those who are strong are never treacherous because they have no need to dream of power and to act out their dream. How would an army act in dreams? Any way at all. It could be seen attacking anyone with anything. Dreams have no reason in them. A flower turns into a poisoned spear, a child becomes a giant, and a mouse roars like a lion. And love is turned to hate as easily. This is no army, but a madhouse. What seems to be a planned attack is bedlam.
The army of the powerless is weak indeed. It has no weapons, and it has no enemy. Yes, it can overrun the world and seek an enemy. But it can never find what is not there. Yes, it can dream it found an enemy, but this will shift even as it attacks, so that it runs at once to find another and never comes to rest in victory. And as it runs, it turns against itself, thinking it caught a glimpse of the great enemy which always eludes its murderous attack by turning into something else. How treacherous does this enemy appear, who changes so it is impossible even to recognize him!
Yet hate must have a target. There can be no faith in sin without an enemy".
You can read the section I quoted from at:
As the stark insanity reveals itself obvious, Reason either awakens or hate and fear dedicate to yet deeper dissociation and fragmentation.
The need for the belief in the 'enemy' is not confined to the article's 'experts' - who can as easily themselves be cast as liars operating evil agenda of the 'Enemy'. If the true 'enemy' is a faulty formulation of reality - then the correction is not in the effects or symptoms of that faulty formulation. However, the identification within adaptation to a world predicated on error, is heavily defended AGAINST exposure - above all else.
Everything is sacrificed to the survival of such a sense of self. And the mind operates the justifying narrative to hide and cover such a self-betrayal. The breakdown of the narrative mind can expose the raw awareness of a deeper need than conflicted self makes symptom of, and this is the heal the conflict - or correct the error - where it is - and not out on the world of 'other'.
Regardless where hate and fear drive us to assign 'enemy' - all such operates the allegiance to the belief and faith in 'anti-life', and its magnification as the driven narrative of subjection or hollow and pyrrhic 'victories'.
"Do I desire a world I rule instead of one which rules me?". (ACIM)
Such is a true sovereignty of being - for what you accept true of you IS your received experience - and your gift to the whole. Polarities are embraced by their true context. Problems have to be seen from a perspective beyond or outside their framing, to be truly resolved. The re-packaging and re-distribution of problems, is the business of self-evasion - not progress.
When the 'guardian or protector' becomes an insane prison guard, is it not time to release their employ?