In a classic case of Blameshifting, in this wonderful article by The Moscow Times, they reveal how Russia is attempting to blame “Western nations” for attempting to influence Russian elections when Russia blatantly did it in the United States. The recently leaked NSA memo reflects only one small part of the large, complex, and comprehensive program Russia worked against the United States during the US 2016 Presidential Election.
First on the list of potential threats: “The United States and its NATO allies.”
I have never seen Blameshifting inculcated into a State-level program, but that is what Russia appears to be doing. The outcomes are already predictable: the US, the UK, and the always popular NATO will be accused of severe election tampering in Russia in 2018.
The outcomes are already predictable: the US, the UK, and the always popular NATO will be accused of severe election tampering in Russia in 2018.
A popular quote will surely be: “Evidence? We don’t need no stinking evidence! It is well known, it is well documented” and no documentation will ever be produced. Probably some poor nugs at the FSB are slaving away at this moment, planning the production of fake evidence.
June 6, 2017 — 13:00
Russia could dedicate a new parliamentary commission to stopping Western nations from influencing the country’s 2018 presidential elections.
The new group in Russia’s Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, would monitor foreign organizations and pass new legislation in a bid to halt “external interference,” the Kommersant newspaper reported Tuesday.
Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the Federation Council’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, said that the United States and its “NATO allies” had all carried out “systematic attempts” to influence Russian politics.
“There is no doubt that during the run-up to the presidential elections in March next year, we’re going to face some active and consistent attempts to influence the course of the vote,” he told the Interfax news agency. “We’d like to see a permanent body that would monitor those attempts and improve current legislation.”
The Federation Council will consider the proposal on Wednesday.
The first round of Russia’s presidential elections are due to take place on March 18 , 2018. President Vladimir Putin has not yet announced whether he will run in the vote.