Russia ‘stoking refugee unrest in Germany to topple Angela Merkel’

The Observer reports: Russia is trying to topple Angela Merkel by waging an information war designed to stir up anger in Germany over refugees, Nato’s most senior expert on strategic communications has claimed.

The attempt to provoke the removal of the German leader, who has been a strong supporter of sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s regime, is said to have been identified by Nato analysts.

Jānis Sārts, director of Nato’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, based in Riga, Latvia, told the Observer that Russia had a track record of funding extremist forces in Europe, and that he believed there was now evidence of Russia agitating in Germany against Merkel. [Continue reading…]

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  1. Dieter Heymann says:

    Trump’s foreign policies are an integral part of his promise to create jobs and make America Great Again. In order to deliver Trump must weaken if not remove serious competitors. There are two classes of competitors. One: countries with low wages and low business taxes. Two: countries with good wages, taxes, and high-quality products.
    Russia is not an economic competitor. China is, but Trump has learned and decided that it is too large to take on.
    The European Union is by far the largest and most dangerous competitor in the second category. It mast be cut to size and Russia can be of help.

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