Dazzler wrote:How likely do you think that is to happen in a Europe dominated by neo-Nazi and neo-fascist parties?
Hopefully it won't come to that!
One more seismic shock should be enough to bring the whole thing come tumbling down!
Looks like the upcoming Dutch, German, and Italian elections are wrought with Russian Hacker meddling.....
"The Netherlands is holding its own national elections on March 15, and domestic intelligence officials say that foreign countries, notably Russia, have tried hundreds of times in recent months to penetrate the computers of government agencies and businesses. Volkskrant, a Dutch newspaper, reported last week that the same two Russian hacking groups that pilfered emails from the Democratic National Committee were among those targeting the Netherlands.
The Dutch interior minister announced that all vote tallies in the March election would be done by hand so as to remove computers from the electoral process and calm fears of hacking by unidentified “state actors.”
“Those in power are very worried — there is more than ample reason for alarm over interference in elections,” said Sijbren de Jong of the Hague Center for Strategic Studies, a research group in The Hague, the seat of the Dutch government. “But the real risk are populists who run, knowingly or unwittingly, with Russia’s agenda because they know it is damaging to the status quo in Europe that they want to destroy. All Russia really needs to do is sit back and let populists do their bidding.”
More here...NY Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/worl ... -news&_r=0