Friday, June 20, 2014

No Surprise Here; NATO Chief Says Russia Supporting Anti-Fracking Groups

From June 19, 2014 Telegraph:
Russia is secretly working with environmental groups campaigning against fracking in an attempt to maintain Europe's dependence on energy imports from Moscow, the secretary-general of Nato has said.
Speaking at the Chatham House foreign affairs think-tank in London, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Russia was mounting a sophisticated disinformation campaign aimed at undermining attempts to exploit alternative energy sources such as shale gas.
He said: "I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organisations - environmental organisations working against shale gas - to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas. That is my interpretation."


  1. I thought of the collusion between Juan Trippe and Sen. Brewster alleged in the film "The Aviator" (which I recently saw on DVR).

  2. Isn't there a law that requires whoever is coordinating the Russian influence in the United States to register as a foreign agent, and failure to do so is breaking the law? Or is it merely a citation? Or does that depend on the holiness of the cause and the party of the agent?