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(Some Guy)   Everything is for sale in the UK. For example, it looks like the Russians basically bought Brexit   (yorkshirebylines.co.uk) divider line
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2021-11-29 2:59:37 PM  
If you doubt that hostile foreign powers were happy to assist Britain into decline, look at Shadow State, Luke Harding's dazzling and meticulous account of Russian interference in American and British politics. One scene haunts me.

Alexander Yakovenko, Russia's ambassador to Britain from 2011, returned home in 2019.

Putin made him a member of the Order of Alexander Nevsky and president of his Diplomatic Academy. Yakovenko explained to his admiring colleagues that the state was rewarding him for smashing the Brits to the ground. "It will be a long time before they rise again."

Here's Yakovenko shaking hands with Farage.

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2021-11-29 3:00:39 PM  
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2021-11-29 3:02:19 PM  
From Dr. N.S. Sherlock of the F.U. Watson Institute of Foreign Affairs.
 
2021-11-29 3:06:12 PM  
It does match well with Putin owning the US republican party. Republicans are openly in league with enemies of the US because they are Anti American and evil.
 
2021-11-29 3:13:58 PM  
Yes, but sovereignty and blue passports. Totes worth it.
 
2021-11-29 3:15:52 PM  
Playing up to Nativism works 100% of the time every time.
 
2021-11-29 3:23:34 PM  
This was known at the time, leading up to the referendum.. Russian disinformation campaigns were continually bombarding the population with scare tactics, pure bullshiat being passed off as fact, such as the NHS paying billions to treat foreigners, the EU draining the UK of tens of millions of pounds per day in labor costs, and so on, and no one seemed to challenge it, or even care.
 
2021-11-29 3:45:30 PM  

markie_farkie: This was known at the time, leading up to the referendum.. Russian disinformation campaigns were continually bombarding the population with scare tactics, pure bullshiat being passed off as fact, such as the NHS paying billions to treat foreigners, the EU draining the UK of tens of millions of pounds per day in labor costs, and so on, and no one seemed to challenge it, or even care.


The fact Farange has not been fed to the pigs by somebody is amazing to me
 
2021-11-29 4:42:57 PM  
Tell us something we didn't know.
 
2021-11-29 4:43:16 PM  
"I like Russian dressing, does that make ME a spy?"

-Dozens of Ignorant Assholes on Fark for the Past 5 Years
 
2021-11-29 4:43:25 PM  

gaslight: If you doubt that hostile foreign powers were happy to assist Britain into decline, look at Shadow State,


Post-WW2 America slowly backs into the hedge...
 
2021-11-29 4:43:41 PM  
Looks like the Russians finally won their Great Game.
 
2021-11-29 4:44:04 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Tell us something we didn't know.


Good luck getting our resident lying Brexiter to admit it :)
 
2021-11-29 4:45:13 PM  
The UK's future with the EU was dictated by 3.8 percent of voters. That was the majority in the EU advisory referendum. Despite the Goebbels-like rhetoric of it being "the will of the people", the reality was that the campaign was flooded with lies.

The biggest lie I saw here was convincing people that it's "ok" to put human rights to a vote.
 
2021-11-29 4:45:58 PM  

exqqqme: The fact Farange has not been fed to the pigs by somebody is amazing to me


The pigs refused.
 
2021-11-29 4:46:00 PM  
These assholes are going to have me supporting identity verification and forcing me to stop posting behind 7 proxies. Because this shiat needs to stop. Education isn't going to work, it will need to be forced on those that want to use the internet. And I'm at the point of agreement that protecting my anonymity isnt worth the damage these people are capable of.
 
2021-11-29 4:48:56 PM  

Parrahs: exqqqme: The fact Farange has not been fed to the pigs by somebody is amazing to me

The pigs refused.


You need to starve the piggies for a few days.  Oh, and pull out all the teeth and shave his head because it's bad for their digestion.
 
2021-11-29 4:49:49 PM  
Russia is that bystander who eggs on a suicidally depressed person to just do it already.

It's sort of their fault, but on the other hand, they aren't the reason the guy was on the ledge in the first place.
 
2021-11-29 4:50:34 PM  
No shiat, Sherlock. Some of use have known this for years. Hell, we still have a couple of buffoons on here that parrot the Russian propaganda a little too proudly.
 
2021-11-29 4:50:40 PM  
You're a little late, Fark.  This was the cover story in 2017's January issue of Duhhhhh Magazine.
 
2021-11-29 4:57:50 PM  
Alexander Dugin laid out the plan in 1997.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundations_of_Geopolitics

Military operations play relatively little role. The textbook advocates a sophisticated program of subversion, destabilization, and disinformation spearheaded by the Russian special services. The operations should be assisted by a tough, hard-headed utilization of Russia's gas, oil, and natural resources to bully and pressure other countries.[

The United Kingdom, merely described as an "extraterritorial floating base of the U.S.", should be cut off from Europe.[
 
2021-11-29 4:58:42 PM  
Brexit Bob isn't here yet to tell us that this is all lie and Brexit is the exact future the the United Kingdom all voted for? He's not here spewing his tripe about how the economic, political, and social impacts are not just expected but happily received? No wondrous claims of, "it's only temporary and everyone, everywhere is experiencing the exact same things, if not worse"?!

I honestly find myself questioning my sanity... If I can't trust a shill to religiously perform his duties, what CAN I trust?

/ The recent "we can revoke your citizenship without notice" should be the last nail in the Soviet coffin for the UK's reputation
// Heaven knows it was the last straw that means I won't be moving there until they correct course and stop electing bellends
 
2021-11-29 5:03:52 PM  
Russia is at war with the West. They don't fight with guns, bombs, or planes - because they are weak.

Instead, they find the absolute worst element in each country, and endlessly amplify it. A House divided against itself cannot stand. They exploit these divisions and turn their enemies against themselves. Thanks to these efforts, Britain is now cut off from the EU, and the EU is weakened. The US is now so divided our very future as a Democracy is at stake. How can America stand up to Russia when we can't even agree to pay our bills?

China sees the threat, and has decided that severe censorship and control is the only way to combat the societal cancer the Russians are exporting. I would like to think that a Nation could mature enough to allow dissent, while preventing it from harming the Union. But I haven't seen a country that sophisticated yet.

In the final analysis, Russian creation, manipulation, and amplification of internal divisions may be their lasting contribution to warfare.
 
2021-11-29 5:07:47 PM  

Private_Citizen: Russia is at war with the West. They don't fight with guns, bombs, or planes - because they are weak.

Instead, they find the absolute worst element in each country, and endlessly amplify it. A House divided against itself cannot stand. They exploit these divisions and turn their enemies against themselves. Thanks to these efforts, Britain is now cut off from the EU, and the EU is weakened. The US is now so divided our very future as a Democracy is at stake. How can America stand up to Russia when we can't even agree to pay our bills?

China sees the threat, and has decided that severe censorship and control is the only way to combat the societal cancer the Russians are exporting. I would like to think that a Nation could mature enough to allow dissent, while preventing it from harming the Union. But I haven't seen a country that sophisticated yet.

In the final analysis, Russian creation, manipulation, and amplification of internal divisions may be their lasting contribution to warfare.


The exact same strategy would work if applied to The Russian Federation.

Maybe I should start a GoFundMe...
 
2021-11-29 5:07:59 PM  
Da, this good for Brexit, comrade
 
2021-11-29 5:09:25 PM  

Parrahs: exqqqme: The fact Farange has not been fed to the pigs by somebody is amazing to me

The pigs refused.


Said something about rather getting boffed by David Cameron.
 
2021-11-29 5:09:51 PM  

chuggernaught: No shiat, Sherlock. Some of use have known this for years. Hell, we still have a couple of buffoons on here that parrot the Russian propaganda a little too proudly.


I recognized Russian influence pretty early on when Fat Nixon was declared the American Taliban's white trash messiah. Even before it was picked up my the MSM here, there were suddenly a whole lot more rando anon asshats popping up everywhere and putting way too much effort into shaming and ridiculing anyone who even suggested that might be the case. Was always easy to tell the Russian trolls from the genuine American right wing farkwits because their command of the English language was undeniably superior.
 
2021-11-29 5:10:31 PM  

Jeff5: Private_Citizen: Russia is at war with the West. They don't fight with guns, bombs, or planes - because they are weak.

Instead, they find the absolute worst element in each country, and endlessly amplify it. A House divided against itself cannot stand. They exploit these divisions and turn their enemies against themselves. Thanks to these efforts, Britain is now cut off from the EU, and the EU is weakened. The US is now so divided our very future as a Democracy is at stake. How can America stand up to Russia when we can't even agree to pay our bills?

China sees the threat, and has decided that severe censorship and control is the only way to combat the societal cancer the Russians are exporting. I would like to think that a Nation could mature enough to allow dissent, while preventing it from harming the Union. But I haven't seen a country that sophisticated yet.

In the final analysis, Russian creation, manipulation, and amplification of internal divisions may be their lasting contribution to warfare.

The exact same strategy would work if applied to The Russian Federation.

Maybe I should start a GoFundMe...


They shoot people who speak out there. These attacks only work in countries that tolerate idiots - or even amplify them.
 
2021-11-29 5:14:20 PM  

Majin_Buu: chuggernaught: No shiat, Sherlock. Some of use have known this for years. Hell, we still have a couple of buffoons on here that parrot the Russian propaganda a little too proudly.

I recognized Russian influence pretty early on when Fat Nixon was declared the American Taliban's white trash messiah. Even before it was picked up my the MSM here, there were suddenly a whole lot more rando anon asshats popping up everywhere and putting way too much effort into shaming and ridiculing anyone who even suggested that might be the case. Was always easy to tell the Russian trolls from the genuine American right wing farkwits because their command of the English language was undeniably superior.


I just remember when the only thing Trump wanted changed in the GOP platform in 2016 was our handling of Ukraine to be more Russia-friendly.

That was the red flag for me.
 
2021-11-29 5:22:41 PM  
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2021-11-29 5:30:54 PM  
Yeah, we even saw that from all the way across the pond.

Not that we did any better with TFG, but at least that problem was correctable.
 
2021-11-29 5:33:51 PM  

Dr. Bison: [Fark user image 577x432]


Uh huh... You go on with the deflection if it makes you happy.
 
2021-11-29 5:36:58 PM  
Last time I saw eyes like hers, they were looking out a giant window talking about being safe from a pitiful band of friends.
 
2021-11-29 5:41:22 PM  

exqqqme: markie_farkie: This was known at the time, leading up to the referendum.. Russian disinformation campaigns were continually bombarding the population with scare tactics, pure bullshiat being passed off as fact, such as the NHS paying billions to treat foreigners, the EU draining the UK of tens of millions of pounds per day in labor costs, and so on, and no one seemed to challenge it, or even care.

The fact Farange has not been fed to the pigs by somebody is amazing to me


Apparently the British are just as big a wimps about dealing with their asshole politicians as we are.   That's okay, I'm sure they'll get around to Nigel when the food runs out for good.
 
2021-11-29 5:48:48 PM  

Dr. Bison: [Fark user image 577x432]


Hi Boris!
 
2021-11-29 6:08:13 PM  

chitlenz: exqqqme: markie_farkie: This was known at the time, leading up to the referendum.. Russian disinformation campaigns were continually bombarding the population with scare tactics, pure bullshiat being passed off as fact, such as the NHS paying billions to treat foreigners, the EU draining the UK of tens of millions of pounds per day in labor costs, and so on, and no one seemed to challenge it, or even care.

The fact Farange has not been fed to the pigs by somebody is amazing to me

Apparently the British are just as big a wimps about dealing with their asshole politicians as we are.   That's okay, I'm sure they'll get around to Nigel when the food runs out for good.


It amazes me to no end that Labor and the SDP would rather let the Tories burn everything to the ground then work as a single party that would all but destroy the Cons for the next century.
 
2021-11-29 6:10:03 PM  
I'm liking this new link Yorkshire Bylines
 
2021-11-29 6:10:47 PM  
I'm sure Glenn greenwald will be  along any minute tell us how this is all the Democrats fault and it's all lies anyways
 
2021-11-29 6:12:14 PM  

Dr. Bison: [Fark user image image 577x432]


Do you know how we know you're stupid?

Do you know how easy you make it to know you're stupid?
 
2021-11-29 6:13:24 PM  
YES, BUT what about all the bad things America does?
 
2021-11-29 6:17:30 PM  

Gyro the Greek Sandwich Pirate: Looks like the Russians finally won their Great Game.


Well, we know now that Khruschev was laying out exactly what they planned to do way back in the 1960's.

He always said they wouldn't have to fire a shot to destroy the US.  And he was right.  Just a lot of whisper campaigns and payoffs to elected federal officials of a single party.
 
2021-11-29 6:18:01 PM  
We should bomb the fark out of Russia until nothing remains. Just end it as a country and destroy their culture, which seems entirely focused around being as miserable as possible and inflicting misery on others. They want to act like human garbage and attack the rest of the world then they can suffer the consequences.
 
2021-11-29 6:44:18 PM  

Majin_Buu: chuggernaught: No shiat, Sherlock. Some of use have known this for years. Hell, we still have a couple of buffoons on here that parrot the Russian propaganda a little too proudly.

I recognized Russian influence pretty early on when Fat Nixon was declared the American Taliban's white trash messiah. Even before it was picked up my the MSM here, there were suddenly a whole lot more rando anon asshats popping up everywhere and putting way too much effort into shaming and ridiculing anyone who even suggested that might be the case. Was always easy to tell the Russian trolls from the genuine American right wing farkwits because their command of the English language was undeniably superior.


I'm pretty sure Drew was getting paid to help Russian put their shills on this site and defend them. I'm sure it's still happening, but it was pretty thick for a while.
 
2021-11-29 6:53:36 PM  

Wobambo: We should bomb the fark out of Russia until nothing remains. Just end it as a country and destroy their culture, which seems entirely focused around being as miserable as possible and inflicting misery on others. They want to act like human garbage and attack the rest of the world then they can suffer the consequences.


Interesting idea, but they still have nukes. If they're going down, they're taking us with them.
 
Xai
2021-11-29 6:57:28 PM  
People like Fark's resident brexiteer were more than happy to sell out their country to get that warm 'winning' feeling.
 
2021-11-29 7:00:31 PM  

pdieten: Wobambo: We should bomb the fark out of Russia until nothing remains. Just end it as a country and destroy their culture, which seems entirely focused around being as miserable as possible and inflicting misery on others. They want to act like human garbage and attack the rest of the world then they can suffer the consequences.

Interesting idea, but they still have nukes. If they're going down, they're taking us with them.


Please. They sold off anything usable and the rest is probably filled with rat corpses and fermenting grains.
 
2021-11-29 7:10:15 PM  

Dr. Bison: [Fark user image image 577x432]


fark back off to your troll farm
 
2021-11-29 7:34:23 PM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: These assholes are going to have me supporting identity verification and forcing me to stop posting behind 7 proxies. Because this shiat needs to stop. Education isn't going to work, it will need to be forced on those that want to use the internet. And I'm at the point of agreement that protecting my anonymity isnt worth the damage these people are capable of.


How would you, technically, stop people from posting behind proxies?

You can forbid it, but short of disconnecting the UK from the rest of the internet, how would you do it?
 
2021-11-29 7:39:18 PM  

Wobambo: We should bomb the fark out of Russia until nothing remains. Just end it as a country and destroy their culture, which seems entirely focused around being as miserable as possible and inflicting misery on others. They want to act like human garbage and attack the rest of the world then they can suffer the consequences.


You're a Russian shill, whether you realize it or not.
 
2021-11-29 7:43:53 PM  

Jeff5: Private_Citizen: Russia is at war with the West. They don't fight with guns, bombs, or planes - because they are weak.

Instead, they find the absolute worst element in each country, and endlessly amplify it. A House divided against itself cannot stand. They exploit these divisions and turn their enemies against themselves. Thanks to these efforts, Britain is now cut off from the EU, and the EU is weakened. The US is now so divided our very future as a Democracy is at stake. How can America stand up to Russia when we can't even agree to pay our bills?

China sees the threat, and has decided that severe censorship and control is the only way to combat the societal cancer the Russians are exporting. I would like to think that a Nation could mature enough to allow dissent, while preventing it from harming the Union. But I haven't seen a country that sophisticated yet.

In the final analysis, Russian creation, manipulation, and amplification of internal divisions may be their lasting contribution to warfare.

The exact same strategy would work if applied to The Russian Federation.

Maybe I should start a GoFundMe...


You don't have to.

The problem Russian disinformation campaigns currently face is that there's no good way to stop people in the motherland from swallowing the bullshiat intended for foreign consumption.

COVID vaccination rates in Russia are abysmally low for many reasons. A major one is Kremlin support of anti-vaxxers worldwide.
 
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