Wednesday, November 16, 2016

German Intelligence Is Worried That Russia May Interfere In Next Year's Elections

Hans-Georg Maassen, Germany's head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz) addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany, June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Reuters: Germany alarmed about potential Russian interference in election: spy chief

Germany is alarmed that Russia may seek to interfere in its national elections next year, the domestic intelligence chief said, echoing concerns raised in the United States before Donald Trump's presidential election victory.

German officials have accused Moscow of trying to manipulate German media to fan popular angst over issues like the migrant crisis, weaken voter trust in moderate mainstream government under Chancellor Angela Merkel and breed divisions within the European Union so that it drops sanctions against Moscow.

Intelligence officials have also pointed to Russian support for eurosceptic, anti-immigrant parties in Germany and across the EU. Last week, Merkel said she could not rule out Russia interfering in Germany's 2017 election through Internet attacks and misinformation campaigns.

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Update #1: Germany 'Alarmed' About Potential Russian Interference In Elections (RFE)
Update #2: German intelligence services 'alarmed' about potential Russian interference in elections (DW)

WNU Editor: So .... if you oppose German government policies it means that you are being influenced by Russia? This is a slippery slope that the German domestic intelligence chief is looking at.


Anonymous said...

TaKing a page from the Clinton playbook!

Jay Farquharson said...

Russia is "interfering" in German Elections, not to the extent Germany has "interfered" with Ukraine elections, or Yugoslav elections, etc.

Anonymous said...

Russia gets blamed for everything lol I'm sure they want Russia to bite,sheep following sheep

War News Updates Editor said...

As usual Jay .... you sum it up nicely.

TWN said...

Not the Russians OMG, run for the hills everyone, so sick of these slimy, greasy, weasels that are our so called leaders. I suspect the Russian to some degree will be involved, but so will everyone else, from govt's, media and any individual that calls Merkel a lying weasel that couldn't run a 2 house milk route. I could be accused of interfering in the US election's when I called Clinton a lair, Crooked Clinton, Hildabeast, it etc or every time I clicked on an anti Clinton video on Youtube, now I suspect the Russian will do more than that , but I suspect that the EU, the US, the Brits and just about everyone else that has a stake or an opinion about that Garden Gnome Merkel will be interfering or maybe it's engaging, since the So Called Leadership of the powerful countries effects everyone. Personal I think most elections are like looking at turd and trying to find the clean spot so you can pick it up.