Putin’s spies launch campaign to target Britain

Putin’s spies launch campaign to target Britain

Introduction — Dec 17, 2016

British troops during the opening ceremony of NATO military exercise 'Saber Strike' in Adazi, June 9, 2014. Click to enlarge

Russia and President Putin are increasingly being portrayed in the Western media as a threat to the west. Not only have there been claims of Russian interference in the U.S. election, Secretary of State John Kerry has now implied that Russia was responsible for a “massacre” in Aleppo.
Of course not a shred of hard evidence has been produced to substantiate these allegations. So we wonder to what end are they intended? After all if there is no hard evidence why make such claims?
Or are Western politicians and their friends in the corporate media simply trying to condition the public to see Russia as the “enemy”. Just as they once did with Iraq, then Libya and more recently with President Assad’s Syria.
That latter attempt at regime change failed, largely because of Russia’s intervention. So have the Western powers now decided on an end game with Russia itself as the target? If so expect to see a lot more of this sort of story on Russia in the coming months.
The giveaway is the illustration in the following article from the Daily Mail. Readers will note that Russia is not deploying its forces beyond its western border. Instead the contrary is true: Western powers are increasingly deploying their forces further east. Right up to Russia’s very borders, in fact.
So if any party is the aggressor here, no matter how veiled and stealthy, then it’s the West. The billion dollar question is why? To what end is the West engaged in a surreptitious military build-up on Russia’s borders?
Just imagine if the situation was reversed and Russia was engaged in a military build-up on America’s borders. The media would be in tumult. Yet here the Daily Mail is reporting on how Putin has supposedly launched a campaign to destabilise the West and discredit British troops even as they prepare to deploy on Russia’s borders. Ed.

Putin’s spies launch campaign to target Britain with cyber attacks, espionage missions and smear operations against

  • UK officials believe Russia is undertaking programme of unconventional warfare
  • The campaign is part of an effort to undermine Britain and destabilise the West
  • Theresa May to chair security summit as Britain considers its response to Putin
  • Tactics may include the discrediting of Brit troops due to be deployed in Estonia

Alexander Robinson — Daily Mail.com Dec 17, 2016

Vladimir Putin‘s spies have launched a ‘campaign’ of cyber attacks and espionage against Britain in a bid to destabilise the West.

Whitehall officials believe Russia to be undertaking a programme of misinformation and unconventional warfare in an effort to undermine the UK.

Prime Minister Theresa May is due to chair a National Security Council summit in the near future as Government officials consider a plan of action in response to Moscow.

According to The Times, the increasing threat from the Kremlin was first discussed by the Cabinet Office in October.

Britain is sending tanks, drones and 800 troops to Estonia next year as part of the biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War. Click to enlarge

A source told the newspaper: ‘There was an agreement on the need to do more across Whitehall to understand and assess and formulate options on how to respond to Russian activities.’

It is feared Russian tactics may include the discrediting of British troops due to be deployed in Estonia next year through sham pub brawls and traffic accidents.

Britain is sending tanks, drones and 800 troops to Estonia as part of the biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War.

It comes after Barack Obama publicly challenged Russia following reports that November’s general election was hacked under President Putin’s watch.

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