October 30, 2017
Just when you thought the anti-Russian conspiracy theories couldn’t possibly get any loopier, they just did.
The Kremlin has already been accused of helping to put Donald Trump in the White House — and interfering in elections across the “free world”; now it seems those darned Russkies are to blame for Brexit too!
Putin Ate My Hamster
Writing his usual “Putin did it” columnfor the Observer on October 21, pro-war hack Nick Cohen, argues it would be unrealistic to believe Russia didn’t interfere with Brexit, because it’s interfered in the electoral processes of other western countries.
“On the rare occasions it bothers to discuss the subject, the British state says ‘it can’t happen here,’ even though ‘it’ is happening everywhere else,” he writes.
There’s only one tiny problem with Nick’s thesis. There’s simply no evidence that “it” is happening everywhere else. In fact, no concrete evidence has yet been produced to show that Russia has interfered with any election anywhere.
France? The head of French Intelligence admitted that a hack of Macron campaign data before this year’s presidential election was “so generic and simple it could have been done by anyone.”
Germany? Even the hawkish Washington Post said there was no Russian involvement.
This article was posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:48 am