There's an old saying: if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Given the timing of this week's reports, that the Dutch security services in 2014 hacked the facilities of the Russian hackers that supposedly obtained emails from the Democratic National Committee in 2015, the alt-media should again rightly suspect the mainstream media of simply carrying water for the Anglo-American deep state. While Russia clearly has potent cyber capabilities and targeted U.S. government institutions like the White House, State Department and Pentagon, the notion that the Dutch of all the NATO members broke into the system of the SVR's 'Cozy Bear' hacking operation, conveniently located just a stone's throw from the Kremlin, sounds straight out of TV or the movies. So too, does the on the nose detail for the sensational story that the SVR stupidly had their security camera systems linked to the Internet so the Dutch were able to obtain CCTV footage of the Russian hackers' faces coming and going to their shifts. Notably the article makes no reference to their descriptions matching those of known Russian hackers who have 'confessed', allegedly under FBI or other Western law enforcement agency pressure, to hacking the DNC since the 2016 American election.
Perhaps the biggest 'tell' of the Dutch contribution to propping up the partisan and IC corrupting 'Russians hacked the DNC' storyline, as a NATO a psyop is its release date: January 25, or St. Tatiana's Day. The founding anniversary of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU in Russian) whose faculty of journalism just off Red Square seems to fit the vague description in the story of where this young aggressive SVR hacking team was based. The Russian Analyst has personally never been inside 9 Mokhovaya street, but he knows the area around the Biblioteka imeni Lenina red line Metro station well, and he knows plenty of Russians who have matriculated at MGU. The plausibility of even a tight ship like the KGB foreign intelligence service successor SVR keeping such a notorious operation secret in such a prominent place...where NATO spooks of all stripes operating under diplomatic or non-official cover could loiter nearby while posing as tourists...strikes us as very low. The CIA would have better luck hunting for the Fancy/Cozy Bears in the woods around Yasenevo or in Novosibirsk than in the basement of the MSU faculties of journalism or psychology.Read More