Monday, December 7, 2009

Guilt not proven

Readers of this blog will know that I am always ready to blame the Russian government or its enforcing organization for most things that go wrong in the world or, at least, those that go wrong in Russia's vicinity. But even I was taken aback by the strange suggestions that because those e-mails (hacked or leaked by an insider who would, in other circumstances, be called a whistleblower) must have been stolen and release by the Russian security services for various complicated reasons of their own. The evidence is slender to put it mildly and relies on the odd notion that if they were loaded onto a Russian server, that must have been done by the Russians themselves.

I am glad to say that the Boss at EUReferendum is on the case and has posted a detailed analysis of the story.


  1. First it was climate deniers who hacked the emails and code, now it is the Russians. Anything to divert attention from the contents.

  2. Well... if I was FSB/GRU agent with a secret task to undermine Global Warmning™ then I would do everything to avoid any mentioning of Russia in the scandal. For example, I will not upload files to Russian webserver, especially the one somewhat connected to secret services. Instead, I'll fly to some foreign country (Belgium maybe) and upload it from there to some obscure hosting using an anonymous server. Maybe even try to use some of the EU computers for the task.

    Are those who rave about Russian connection think that FSB/GRU consists of idiots?

  3. Richard Fernandez of Pajamas Media has posted an interesting article in which he discusses "the mountain of carbon credits that Russia threatens to put on the market ... under the Kyoto Protocol", referring to an article in the Washington Post last month. Well worth reading.