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    The UK tol switch off Kremlin

    The UK is practicing cyberattacks that could black out Moscow

    British defense officials say they have practiced cyber war games that could shut off electricity in Russia’s capital, the Sunday Times (paywall) reports.

    The measures are part of a wider range of strategies to hit back at an increasingly assertive Russia—accused of interfering with US elections, cyberattacks on Western targets, and poisoning a former spy on UK soil—without resorting to a full-blown nuclear attack.

    “If they sank our aircraft carrier with a nuclear-tipped torpedo, what is our response? There’s nothing between sinking their submarine and dropping a nuclear weapon on northern Kamchatka,” one senior source told the Sunday Times. “This is why cyber is so important; you can go on the offensive and turn off the lights in Moscow to tell them that they are not doing the right things.”

    Military planners are looking for options if Russian president Vladimir Putin tests NATO’s resolve by seizing small islands belonging to Estonia, taking control of Libya’s oil reserves, or using ”irregular forces” to attack troops, according to the report.

    British troops also recently held their biggest military exercise in 10 years, which included six navy ships and more than 5,000 troops in the Omani desert, to prepare for a confrontation with unconventional Russian forces like those used in Crimea. Cyber weapons are seen as a potential deterrent and a way to avoid a direct military confrontation.

    UK defense chiefs are talking up their cyber prowess after a string of alleged Russian hacker exploits, including revelations last week of a Russian computer attack on the international chemical weapons watchdog. The attempted hack was disrupted by Dutch military intelligence with the help from British officials. Also last week, US authorities charged Russian intelligence officers with seeking to hack the nuclear energy company Westinghouse Electric and anti-doping watchdogs.

    The announcements suggest world leaders are pushing back against Putin’s increasing aggressive cyber operations, which allegedly includes breaking into the control rooms of vital US electric grids (paywall). Russia, after all, has hammered smaller nations with its cyber weapons in the past. The country disabled computer systems for the Estonia’s parliament, broadcasters, and banks in 2007, according to the Times, and regularly disrupts Ukrainian banking and electrical systems.

    The US is expected to announce that it will use its cyber capabilities on behalf of NATO if asked, Reuters reported last week. The US announcement is aimed squarely at Russia, according to a senior defense official, and is part of a British-led effort to stiffen NATO’s cyber capacity. The 29-nation alliance has recognized cyber as a domain of warfare since 2014, but the precise implications haven’t been formalized.

    American intelligence shows that Russian hackers broke into the Democratic National Committee and leaked information in the lead-up to the US presidential election. The White House recently warned foreign entities that it would use more offensive measures as part of its revised cyber security strategy. US intelligence reportedly expects a series of hacker attacks before congressional elections next month.
    https://qz.com/1416362/the-uk-war-ga...ck-out-moscow/

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    ^Sorry, the title should be: The UK to switch off Kremlin

    Britain takes on Russia’s military might with fleet of 1,000 drones

    British troops are preparing to battle Russia’s military might with a fleet of commercial drones costing less than 1,000 each.

    The spies-in-the-sky, a popular gift for families last Christmas, are being deployed for the first time by the Army as it begins its biggest war games for 17 years.

    Russian separatists have been using similar drones in eastern Ukraine to pinpoint enemy positions before launching devastating artillery attacks.

    The war games, titled Saif Sareea 3 and held in Oman, are preparing soldiers to fight nations which have much stronger military forces than Britain.

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    Yet Americas drain Israel spies in America but USA sends endless cash like a blackmail victim.

    Jonathan Jay Pollard (born August 7, 1954) is a former intelligence analyst for the United States government. In 1987, as part of a plea agreement, Pollard pleaded guilty to spyingfor and providing top-secret classified information to Israel. He was sentenced to life in prison for violations of the EspionageAct. .


    31 Aug 2018 - A never-shown Al Jazeera documentary on the pro-Israel lobby in the United States reveals possibly illegalIsraeli spying on American citizens
    Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, June 2000, pages 6, 24
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    Despite Coverup, Israel Caught Spying in Washington Again

    By Richard H. Curtiss

    Israel has been caught spying in Washington again, this time on the White House and other sensitive telephone systems. But Americans have to look and listen very hard to learn the details. The damage could be as great as that sustained during spy-for-pay Jonathan Jay Pollard’s blatant military codes, plans and secret-stealing rampage of the 1980s. And probably greater than Israel’s stealing not only of U.S. nuclear secrets in the 1960s, but even of American enriched uranium via an Israel-controlled contracting firm in Apollo, Pennsylvania.
    Predictably, on the record the White House, Department of Justice and the FBI all are minimizing the damage, saying that although the investigation into Israeli eavesdropping on White House telephones “remains open,” no one has been charged because no crime can be proved. But off the record FBI officials have confirmed to journalists not only the espionage, but details about the operation and the perpetrators. They are a married Israeli couple, at least one of them a Mossad member stationed in the Israeli Embassy in Washington and enjoying diplomatic immunity from arrest.
    The story was broken May 5 in Insight magazine, a weekly supplement to the daily Washington Times, and on Fox News, a national television network. The Washington Times and Insight are controlled by the World Unification Church of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, and Fox News is controlled by Australian-born media mogul and U.S. citizen Rupert Murdoch. Both are identified with conservative causes and provide a more hospitable platform for Republican Party ideas and personalities than the other three major U.S. networks or the congressionally supported Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
    However, unlike Moon, Murdoch is at least as careful not to offend Israel or to carry stories unfavorable to the Jewish state as are the other networks. Therefore, after printing the lengthy May 5 report by journalists J. Michael Waller and Paul Rodriguez on its Web site, it is not clear how zealously Insight or Fox News, or any other major media organizations, plan to follow up.
    Washington, DC’s other major daily newspaper, The Washington Post, has carried only a May 6Associated Press report quoting “two senior federal law enforcement officials...who requested anonymity” as saying “the FBI had identified no one to arrest during its investigation.”
    Because of the Israeli involvement, “no government official would speak for the record.”
    The AP also quoted “Capitol Hill Republican sources” as saying the allegation centered on a telecommunications contractor. AP reported also that spokesman Mark Regev of the Israeli Embassy in Washington called the allegation “outrageous,” saying, “Israel does not spy on the United States.” This is an astonishing claim given the number of Israeli spies who have fled Washington over the years in connection with the Pollard and other cases.
    According to the Insight report, the investigation was launched after a local telephone company manager in the U.S. raised suspicions in late 1996 or early 1997 about an employee of Amdocs, an Israeli companythat sells billing software for telephone companies. The Israeli employee worked as a subcontractor on a program for telephone billing for the CIA, and is married to an Israeli woman employed in a diplomatic position in the Israeli Embassy in Washington.
    The Insight reporters said it is not clear whether the husband as well as his wife is a Mossad employee, but noted that husband-and-wife assignments abroad by Mossad are common. The American telephone company manager’s suspicions came to the attention of the CIA, the reporters said, which turned the matter over to the FBI. It was an FBI search of the husband’s workplace that discovered in his possession what Waller and Rodriguez called “a list of the FBI’s most sensitive telephone numbers, including the Bureau’s ”˜black’ lines that FBI counterintelligence used to keep track of the suspected Israeli spy operation.” In the words of the Insight investigators, “the hunted were tracking the hunters.”
    Wrote Waller and Rodriguez: “More than two dozen U.S. intelligence, counterintelligence, law-enforcement and other officials have told Insight that the FBI believes Israel has intercepted telephone and modem communications on some of the most sensitive lines of the U.S. government on an ongoing basis. The worst penetrations are believed to be in the State Department. But others say the supposedly secure telephone systems in the White House, Defense Department and Justice Department may have been compromised as well. The problem for FBI agents in the famed Division 5, however, isn’t just what they have uncovered, which is substantial, but what they don’t know yet.”

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    The UK can do fook all to the Russians, they could barely won the Falklands, and without American toys, they will surrender like the French in 1940

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    No one surrenders quite like the French. Bwahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    No one surrenders quite like the French. Bwahahaha
    Azincourt , Trafalgar Waterloo
    Siege of Paris 1871
    Verdun Mutinies 1917
    Maginot Line and allover 1940
    Dien Bien Phu 1954

    They have had so much practice, proximity to comely walloons and phlegms no doubt was disarming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    No one surrenders quite like the French. Bwahahaha
    Except for the Belgians of course who can say "I surrender" in 3 languages quicker than they can say yes to the yearly handout from the EU.

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    I bet our glorious leaders haven't figured that in the event of a serious confrontation, the first thing Russia would disable is our cyber response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    ...they will surrender like the French in 1940
    Did you mean the "Bataille de Dunkerque"?
    There were also some other Allies surrendering, not sure which one of the parties was of a larger contingent?

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    Churchill was about to surrender, but in a drunken stupor decided otherwise

    and that's when the UK started in an unrecoverable collapse,

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    ^Perhaps awaiting the results further eastwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    I bet our glorious leaders haven't figured that in the event of a serious confrontation, the first thing Russia would disable is our cyber response.

    But it's the British, they'll never get past all those installations of McAfee Antivirus for Windows 98.

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