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With the monolith US you are either in or out. Nothing has changed since George Bush and Dick Cheney demanded "you are either with us or with the terrorists".

All rules, regulations and privacy laws were set aside to grant spy agencies freedom in collecting all communications. The encryption offered some headaches, but not for long. Especially high-tech from Israel was a welcome addition to the NSA family. Russia and China are on the defense and playing catch-up to the West.

The Dutch had infiltrated a Russian spy network from Fall 2014 onward - see Cozy Bear. Place all allegations and accusations pointing to Russia in that perspective.

Dutch Hackers Infiltrated Kremlin's Cozy Bear in 2014

by Oui on Mon May 31st, 2021 at 07:20:29 AM EST
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You refer to that convenient happenstance when the Dutch were able to validate CrowdStike's allegation that it was the Cozy Bear who dunnit? Even when we know now that CrowdStrike did not have any evidence of a data breach, and even less evidence that it was the Russians. They admitted they just made up the name Cozy Bear for APT 29, which is actually a set of tools to gain an undetected, long term presence in a computer system. So the Dutch validated something that was totally made up.

That would be the same Dutch who arrested some Russians at the OPCW parking lot claiming they were trying to hack the OPCW computers? Until, of course, they were told that Russia is one of the founding members of OPCW and as such already has access to everything in the system. That news died fast...

The Dutch being so honest brokers, I guess we should indeed place all allegations and accusations pointing to Russia in that perspective.

With the recent news about Danish intelligent service, I would take anything any NATO intelligence says about Russia with a big pinch of salt.

by pelgus on Mon May 31st, 2021 at 12:29:26 PM EST
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OPCW made political by US and UK

OPCW chemical watchdog gains power to assign blame

Ahead of the Iraq War, the US removed Bustani from OPCW Executive Council

Chemical Weapons Convention Chief Removed at U.S. Initiative | May 2002 |

by Oui on Mon May 31st, 2021 at 01:27:15 PM EST
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