Supporters of NATO believe American, British and German soldiers being sent to Russia’s borders is “defensive.” But the Kremlin’s counter moves are aggressive. This delusion could be dangerous.
Especially this weekend, as cheerleaders for the Western military club celebrated the deployment of British soldiers to Estonia, far from their homeland. The move follows a German placement to Lithuania and America stationing troops in Latvia.
The London media greeted the move with suitably aggressive headlines. The Independent went “First of 800 UK troops arrive in Estonia to face off against Putin as part of NATO show of strength.” The Mirror splashed: “British troops join showdown against Vladimir Putin as they travel to the frontline in Russia.
Just keep watching the Middle East and Persia. US-NATO is just buffering Russia from committing too many troops there. And watch NATO Turkey and the United Arab Coalition.
Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say.
Investigators examining the bot attacks are exploring whether the far-right news operations took any actions to assist Russia’s operatives.
WTF is Trump doing? Right. 100D chess.
“Those stories got amplified by fringe elements of our media like Breitbart.”
“They very carefully timed release of information to shift the news cycle away from stories that clearly hurt Mr. Trump, such as his inappropriate conduct over the years,” he said, referring to the October release of a video in which Trump bragged about grabbing women’s genitals. That event corresponded with a surge in bot-related traffic spreading anti-Clinton stories.
I want you to dwell on this: Whether the far-right news operations took any actions to assist Russia’s operatives.