Saturday, 3 June 2017

Vladimir Putin in his own words at St Petersburg forum


Megyn Kelly, “moderating” the panel discussion at the St. Petersburg Forum:

What they say, in response to the question 'where is the proof [of Russia meddling in US elections]?', is that this type of disinformation campaign is intentionally difficult to find hardcore proof of. It's other factors—and what the experts say is that this couldn't have been faked. That it's not one factor that it's 100 factors that point to Russia. They say it's the forensics, it's the digital fingerprints, it's the IP addresses, the malware, the encryption keys, the specific pieces of code—that all of them, all of them point to Russia, and none of them points to anyone other than Russia.”

And here’s Putin’s response:

What fingerprints? Or whose prints? What are you talking about? IP addresses can be invented. You know, there are many specialists that can invent them. Your three-year-old girl could perpetrate such an attack. They can invent anything. And then they will blame someone else.”

---Pepe Escobar

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Here is the full session, for those with over 2 hours to kill…

The head of the French government's cyber security agency, which investigated leaks from President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign, says they found no trace of a notorious Russian hacking group behind the attack.

In an interview in his office Thursday with The Associated Press, Guillaume Poupard said the Macron campaign hack "was so generic and simple that it could have been practically anyone."

He said they found no trace that the Russian hacking group known as APT28, blamed for other attacks including on the U.S. presidential campaign, was responsible.

FRANCE’S NEW ENVIRONMENT minister, Nicolas Hulot, does not mince words when it comes to the possible consequences of Donald Trump pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord.

Such an act, Hulot said in March, when Trump first signaled that he might withdraw from the agreement to limit carbon emissions, would be “a veritable middle finger to our children,” and could even expose the American president one day to charges of “crimes against humanity.”

Worst of all, Hulot told French television, was the danger that Trump’s action could encourage his fellow climate skeptic, Vladimir Putin, to ignore the restrictions on industrial emissions. Together the two leaders could create, Hulot warned, “an axis of mass destruction between two great powers,” with catastrophic consequences for the planet.

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