Would it be an Act of War?

Digital-hacking of the U.S. 2016 elections:
for this, several officers of Russia’s foreign-intelligence service recently were indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury.

This hacking allegedly was against the U.S. Democratic Party, and allegedly against the campaign of U.S. Democratic-Party presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton.

Would such hacking be an act of war?

Perhaps not. The President of the United States recently absolved Russia of international digital-hacking. And there are no screams of outrage, from Flyover Country, against Russia’s alleged hacking.

Would Flyover-Country be as silent if the alleged-hacking targets had been Republicans?  Would Flyover Country be as silent if the president absolving Russia were a Democrat?  Would Flyover Country consider such hacking an act of war?

It seems, one just can’t help but wonder.

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