Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia Manufactures PACE Outrage And Provocation


Russia received the same letter as every government in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) but claims it is a provocation against Russia.  The Russian response is full nuclear, clearly over-reacting. “It’s a provocation, specifically to coerce the Russian delegation to slam the door and pull out of PACE.” During the course of Russia’s… Continue reading Russia Manufactures PACE Outrage And Provocation

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Western Covert Action and Russian Active Measures: Hypocrisy or Divergent Values?


Knock me over with a feather, I got mentioned in this superb article.   John, I don’t believe we’ve met, but you honor me. Thank you! </end editorial> by John Sipher January 22, 2019 Most Americans now realize the Kremlin has attempted to influence, interfere, and subvert our democratic system. Recent reports even suggest the Russian intelligence… Continue reading Western Covert Action and Russian Active Measures: Hypocrisy or Divergent Values?

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Russia / Iran / Syria / Iraq / OEF Ad Hoc Update (13)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. A HUGE leap forward for Israel Israel openly admitted attacking Iranians in Syria following an Iranian missile strike from Syria. Israel responded and spanked Iran. They blew up a bunch of Iranian military and intelligence sites in Syria.  Munition storage sites  Military site located in the Damascus International Airport … Continue reading Russia / Iran / Syria / Iraq / OEF Ad Hoc Update (13)

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (79)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Get out the popcorn and watch the discussions, arm-twisting, and final outcome of Nordstream 2. Lots of moving parts in these discussions, lots of people are already duking it out.  There are fortunes to be made and lost, but hopefully not by the people in positions of authority in… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (79)

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CRS: Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty


The US is due to withdraw from the INF Treaty on 2 February 2019.  Both the Obama and Trump administrations have confronted Russia, since 2013, over their non-compliance, but Russia denies everything.   </end editorial> Congressional Research Service Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background and Issues for Congress Updated January 18,… Continue reading CRS: Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

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Review: Big tech’s fake war on fake news


While this CNN OpEd is necessary to keep some focus on fake news, the focus on a Big Tech approach to countering disinformation, propaganda, and fake news is disheartening. There is no systemic approach offered, even though Brett Bruen held what should have been a central position to that type of strategy. I am discouraged… Continue reading Review: Big tech’s fake war on fake news

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Whataboutisms Still Used By Russia Trolls


On another website, where Russian and pro-Russian trolls infest the comment section, the following “whataboutism” was launched today. “The following is from Mr. Harding’s webpage. “US actions are painfully legal, moral, and ethical. Russian aggression is usually not ethical, not moral, and often not legal.” The statement is a manifestation of an interesting mindset and… Continue reading Whataboutisms Still Used By Russia Trolls