Saturday, November 4, 2017

Alexander Mercouris — Putin behind Brexit? Russiagate hysteria spreads to Britain

Over the course of the last few weeks a campaign has been launched in Britain spearheaded by the Guardian newspaper to ‘delegitimise’ the Brexit referendum result by alleging that it was Russian ‘meddling’ which caused it.
Thus we have seen a series of sensationalist reports insinuating that Arron Banks – the British millionaire who partly funded the Leave campaign – is being funded by Russia, and claims that Professor Mifsud – the London based academic referred to in the Papadopoulos indictment – may have met British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at a fundraising dinner arranged by another MP (Johnson denies it) and that Papadopoulos himself whilst a member of the Trump campaign met a British minister on the fringe of the UN General Assembly session in New York in September 2016.
There have also been insinuations that Russia launched a social media campaign to support Brexit, and even that Russian intelligence is behind the ‘black book’ setting out various sex allegations against Conservatives ministers and MPs which is currently circulating and which has led to the forced resignation of Britain’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon....
The Anglo-Aemrican Establishment has lost it. This is not tinfoil hat stuff. It is fruitcake. They may as well pack it in.
In reality the problem with all these allegations is that there is absolutely no evidence to support them....
Hey, that didn't stop the Americans.
The pattern of making wild and unsubstantiated allegations of a sinister conspiracy involving Russia without producing any evidence to support them in order to reverse an electoral outcome the establishment doesn’t like is one with which close followers of the US Russiagate conspiracy theory will be very familiar....
It gets worse.
Of the existence of the US campaign there can be no doubt since US President Barack Obama publicly called on the British to reject Brexit, travelling to Britain in order to do so. Other leaders of other Western countries including Chancellor Merkel of Germany called on the British to reject Brexit as well. Prime Minister Renzi of Italy did so in my presence (at the 2016 SPIEF conference in St. Petersburg). By contrast throughout the Brexit referendum campaign President Putin and the Russian government were careful to take no side at all, keeping their public comments to a minimum. For the record Putin has not said he supports Brexit to this day....
The Duran
Putin behind Brexit? Russiagate hysteria spreads to Britain
Alexander Mercouris

Oh, and here is the latest spin in the US: "Those nasty things about Hillary were fake news."

The DNC’s Emails Weren’t Only Hacked, they Were Edited: Report
Matthew Rozsa, Salon

And the latest from Hillary's team about Donna Brazile being a Putin bot.
We were shocked to learn the news that Donna Brazile actively considered overturning the will of the Democratic voters by attempting to replace Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as the Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees. It is particularly troubling and puzzling that she would seemingly buy into false Russian-fueled propaganda, spread by both the Russians and our opponent, about our candidate’s health....


See also
It seems like all the evils that plague the western world these days have a common cause. Brexit, Catalonia, Trump, racial tensions, the lack of credibilityof the EU, all of these have a simple explanation, if we are to believe the mainstream media and pundits: Russia is behind it. And not just Russia, but Putin himself. He must be the busiest villain in history.
Longish post that deconstructs the media hype.

Dissident Voice
RussiaDidIt: Cheap Meddling, Closet Marxists and Racial Tensions
Ricardo Vaz


Kaivey said...

There was an article in the Guardian about it yesterday. I just missed out on replying in CiF. I would have smashed it to pieces as I had an article written by an American hacker who taught hacking and he said the US was the best at it and spent billions on it every year. The US has whole factories with thousands of hackers in. You don't think the US wouldn't being trying to hack into everything they can, do you?

Noah Way said...

Russian security services went back to typewriters years ago because of persistent American hacking.

Among other things the US proudly boasts that it tapped Soviet underwater communications cables back in the 70's (but probably started much earlier).