Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:09 AM

UK PM May Calls Russia Chief Threat Amid Abysmal Domestic Ratings

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 01:45
Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 05:13

Facing mounting pressure at home, UK Prime Minister Theresa May took aim at Russia, accusing it of the tried and trusted sins of endangering global security, election meddling, hacking attacks and spreading fake news, in what seems a desperate lunge for support.

Russia has emerged as the top threat to European democracy and security, May claimed as she delivered her remarks at the Lord Mayor’s banquet Monday. The embattled PM chose to focus her speech on international challenges rather than domestic issues, which she is struggling to deliver on. The apparent diversion comes amid reports of a potential no-confidence vote in Parliament Tuesday and in light of scant progress at the Brexit negotiations, which is increasingly being blamed on May’s lack of leadership skills.

Instead of asserting herself as a leader capable of guiding Britain through Brexit, May fell in line with the US mainstream narrative on Russia, repeating the by now worn out allegations of interference in other nations’ internal affairs, which Moscow firmly denies.

Read more
Theresa May is facing a tough week after cabinet ministers resigned and the EU gave an ultimatum © Reuters / Toby MelvilleTough times for Theresa: PM faces horror week as Government ‘smells of decline’

Russia is “threatening the international order on which we all depend,” May claimed, alleging that Moscow has been doing so by “meddling in elections, and hacking the Danish ministry of defense and the Bundestag among many others.”

Russia is responsible for a range of hostile actions, such as its “sustained campaign of cyber-espionage and disruption,” to its military jets routinely crossing into foreign airspaces and it is to blame for fueling military conflict in the Eastern Ukraine, according to May.

Falling short of providing examples, May accused the Kremlin for using Russian media “to plant fake stories and photo-shopped images in an attempt to sow discord in the west and undermine our institutions.”


3 replies, 143 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply UK PM May Calls Russia Chief Threat Amid Abysmal Domestic Ratings (Original post)
RCW2014 Nov 2017 OP
Troll2 Nov 2017 #1
AmandaCMatthews Nov 2017 #2
Banshee 3 Actual Nov 2017 #3

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:18 AM

1. U.K. PM Theresa May Says Russia Seeks to Weaponize Information

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a scathing attack on Vladimir Putin late Monday, accusing the Russian president of undermining the West by meddling in elections and seeking to "weaponize" information.

Image: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May PETER NICHOLLS / Reuters
May's comments represent a contrast to those of President Donald Trump, who has been more vague on the issue of whether Moscow interfered in last year's White House election.

"I have a very simple message for Russia," the British leader said. "We know what you are doing and you will not succeed, because you underestimate the resilience of our democracies, the enduring attraction of free and open societies, and the commitment of Western nations to the alliances that bind us."

She told the audience at the Lord Mayor's Banquet in London that "it is Russia's actions which threaten the international order on which we all depend."

Citing Putin's annexation of Crimea and alleged military involvement in eastern Ukraine, May also accused Russia of "meddling in elections," although she did not mention the U.S. presidential election specifically.

Theresa is done. Stick a fork in her.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Response to Troll2 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:13 PM

2. She sounds like the loons in the Clinton Creatures

wing of the Dimocriitic Party. She's whining about RUSSIA! Trying to ‘weaponize’ information. Stupid wretch needs to keep up with the need.

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American intelligence.

Mr. Williams had written on his company blog about the Shadow Brokers, a mysterious group that had somehow obtained many of the hacking tools the United States used to spy on other countries. Now the group had replied in an angry screed on Twitter. It identified him — correctly — as a former member of the National Security Agency’s hacking group, Tailored Access Operations, or T.A.O., a job he had not publicly disclosed. Then the Shadow Brokers astonished him by dropping technical details that made clear they knew about highly classified hacking operations that he had conducted.

America’s largest and most secretive intelligence agency had been deeply infiltrated.


The jolt to Mr. Williams from the Shadow Brokers’ riposte was part of a much broader earthquake that has shaken the N.S.A. to its core. Current and former agency officials say the Shadow Brokers disclosures, which began in August 2016, have been catastrophic for the N.S.A., calling into question its ability to protect potent cyberweapons and its very value to national security. The agency regarded as the world’s leader in breaking into adversaries’ computer networks failed to protect its own.


Mr. Snowden’s cascade of disclosures to journalists and his defiant public stance drew far more media coverage than this new breach. But Mr. Snowden released code words, while the Shadow Brokers have released the actual code; if he shared what might be described as battle plans, they have loosed the weapons themselves. Created at huge expense to American taxpayers, those cyberweapons have now been picked up by hackers from North Korea to Russia and shot back at the United States and its allies.


The U.S. weaponized the internet and those responsible didn’t think ANYONE could or would beat them at their own game. Well, someone(s) did.

Theresa May is an ignoramous who never should have risen as far in political life as she has. Like The Clinton Creature.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:27 PM

3. Russia IS a threat to freedom, Vlad is a fascist of old school

Those who support russia no different than the Bund in the 30's

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink