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Putin’s Evil Master Plan

Putin’s Evil Master Plan

I’ve written about similar thoughts several times earlier, but the facts simply keep lining up, so I’ll have another go. I don’t think it is inconceivable that Putin and his intelligence agencies have a hand to play with the Russia conspiracy. Not in the sense that they colluded with the Trump campaign in order to undermine Hillary and help Trump across the finish line, but rather in order to undermine the United States. Proxy wars between great powers is not…

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Thinking and Communicating on Different Wavelengths

Thinking and Communicating on Different Wavelengths

It becomes increasingly clear that people in the political sphere are talking around each other rather than to each other. Ever since the 2016 US presidential election season (and perhaps even before then) people fail to understand their opponent’s points of view. The other side is just plain dumb and misinformed. They can’t be rehabilitated, they’re a lost cause. As a Trump supporter in social democratic Norway, this is very clear to me. Skimming through national newspapers, both the journalists…

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Counterproductive Lessons on Maintaining Political Power

Counterproductive Lessons on Maintaining Political Power

Isn’t it interesting that the very same people calling for despots to step down from political office are through their actions showing the very same people why they absolutely cannot do so? Political leaders, organisational heads, talking heads in the media and so on all went together as a unified chorus. Saddam should give up, Gaddafi should step down, North Korea should end their nuclear ambitions, Al-Assad must resign. Sadly, for any of these actors to follow the preceding advice…

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If I was Putin…

If I was Putin…

…I would use the American mainstream press to undermine the US government. “But wait, wouldn’t Putin want to support the Trump administration in their efforts to improve US-Russia relations?” you might reply. That is true, Putin would surely prefer improved US-Russia relations including a lifting of sanctions to the sour relationship that they have currently. But politics is the art of the possible. For Trump to be able to implement his vision of US-Russia relations, he would need a lot…

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Putin’s Information Guerrilla War: A Thought Experiment

Putin’s Information Guerrilla War: A Thought Experiment

The following is a thought experiment.   What if Putin was behind the leaking of the Russian hacking allegations? In this thought experiment Putin did not order Russian operatives to “hack” the US Presidential election. The “hack” term is misleading anyway, no-one is alleging that the Russians hacked the vote counting machines (something something Democrats…). Rather the term refers to the release and dissemination of factually true information to the voting public. Continuing, Putin did not behave inappropriately in any…

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