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Friday, December 14, 2018

When the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal was botched, the mission quickly shifted. Within hours, according to British and U.S. officials who closely followed the events, a very different kind of intelligence operation was underway, this one involving scores of operatives and accomplices and a scheme straight out of the Kremlin's 21st-century communications playbook -- the construction of an elaborate fog machine to make the initial crime disappear.




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One of the comments on these Russian tactics that I read was along the lines of, "Russia has seized upon this style of counter-intelligence because it is very effective and very, very inexpensive to perform."

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-14 12:13 PM | Reply

Good article.

"the construction of an elaborate fog machine to make the initial crime disappear."

And listening to Vlad and Associates "elaborating" after the fact, the bigger the lie the better. It's almost like our Pres went through their training.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-14 12:18 PM | Reply

Putin has figured out that propaganda is more cost effective to achieving his goals than military power.

He is now manipulating the world to russia's benefit all through media and internet manipulation.

His goal is to bring down the west and western alliances and thereby enrich and empower russia.

Republicans don't care, because he's helping THEM win elections.

Hey republicans - if putin wants to bring down america, and he's helping elect republicans, what does that tell you about republicans?

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-14 01:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#3 Republicans don't care, because he's helping THEM win elections.

Not only do Republican not seem to care, but they also seem to demean and belittle those who do care.

I remember vividly a person being interviewed at a Trump rally, and he said that he hates Democrats more than Russians.

That tribal mentality is a very frightening concern for me.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-14 01:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The FSB (formerly KGB) and CIA are both ruthless State actors. But Putin exhibits behaviors which fit dictators like Idi Amin and the
sadistic Saudis. They are not live and let live, or even live and let die. He is a sadistic bastard who expends vase State resources in personal vindictive behaviors. The plots are so technically complex that they expose him for his crimes against humanity because they are impossible to carry out without the technology and resources that only a few nuclear countries are even capable of.

But, people, your TV is the ultimate propaganda machine. When its on you hardly interact with others, or do anything at all. It consumes and isolates you. Modern life is about being totally immersed in BS and entertainment. Its been that way for so long most people are not even aware of it. Classrooms can be a real escape.

#5 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-15 08:12 AM | Reply

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