Russian Embassy Admits Its Wikileaks Role In Troll Tweets, Magazine Letter

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By Louise Mensch | 3:15 pm, October 25, 2016

UPDATE:

Tying its tweets and Economist letter of, essentially, admission, together, the Russian Embassy has again tweeted about the need for “international agreement” on hacking. There is a real stench of fear now in Russia that Madam President Clinton will retaliate for its cyber-attacks on the USA.

Problems and ethics of online hacking highly divisive- proves need for an international rule book, as proposed by Russia

…it whimpered.

Twitter trolling used to be reserved for journalists and bored social commentators. But now Russia’s London Embassy has got in on the act.

They’ve practically admitted they ran the Wikileaks operation in a series of desperately trolling tweets:

They also tweeted out a little-noticed letter to the Financial Times, in which Russia did not deny it was responsible for Wikileaks:

 

Sir,

You are right to suggest that international agreements on the rules of conduct in cyberspace are necessary. We realized it long ago, when Moscow proposed to Washington to hold consultations on the issue. The Americans refused – and today they are vociferous about the recent “hacking”, even without bothering to produce specific proofs of Russian involvement. What is abundantly clear is that cyberspace is now a segment of critical infrastructure and all the players should behave there accordingly. Russia is ready to investigate any case together with the United States. But we do not see any political will.

Konstantin Shlykov,

Press Office of the Russian Embassy

As a recovering politician, I will translate this letter from diplo-speak for Heat Street’s readers:

Sir,

You are right to suggest that international agreements on the rules of conduct in cyberspace are necessary.

Trans: There are no signed agreements so we can hack America whenever we want HAHAHAHAHA #GetRekt

We realized it long ago, when Moscow proposed to Washington to hold [sic] consultations on the issue.

Trans: We once suggested a paper agreement our spies could mutually ignore, and you laughed at us so we hacked you and now we are bitterly regretting it please don’t sanction us Hills. We can’t even afford diplomats who can write in grammatical English, times are tough over here!

The Americans refused – and today they are vociferous about the recent “hacking”

Trans: That one time we said why don’t you stop the NSA destroying us, and you wouldn’t even look at us, so you can’t blame the FSB for this mega-clumsy hack with our fingerprints everywhere which is going to crush Russia’s economy into blinis!

Also, THERE ARE NO RULES THAT SAY WE CAN’T HACK YOU GET REKT!!!

(even though we respect international law as much as our livers) (ie not at all)

, even without bothering to produce specific proofs of Russian involvement. What is abundantly clear is that cyberspace is now a segment of critical infrastructure and all the players should behave there accordingly.

Trans: All’s fair in love and cyberwar PLEASE DON’T HURT US WE DIDN’T MEAN IT ABOUT GETTING REKT

Russia is ready to investigate any case together with the United States. But we do not see any political will.

Trans: If we throw #Assange under a bus and give you Snowden back will you go easy on Vladmir, we really thought the Moronchurian candidate had a chance and now we are getting nervous!

Konstantin Shlykov,

Press Office of the Russian Embassy

Trans: Look, lady, I just work here, Putin’s nuts. Did I say #GetRekt? what I meant was #Defect  🙂 Please 🙂

I can assure readers that, while colloquial, the above is a fully accurate translation into human from diplomatic speak as to what Russia admitted to the FT.

Sadly some of Russia’s other ‘hilarious’ tweets come with a nasty, homophobic edge, but they are having to endure both their spying service and their ‘navy’ becoming an international laughing stock. This was enjoyable:

LOL. Game. Playa. Russia’s military is a joke, they are fine bombing unarmed Ukraine and Syrian kids but they have no ability to resist the West:

Here is the picture of a U S carrier group a major Russian publication told the Russian people was ‘Russia’s navy’ and underneath is the smoke-belching rust-bucket they actually sent.

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The one aging ship Russia actually sent, belching smoke
The one aging ship Russia actually sent, belching smoke

 

But the bored, trapped diplomats in the Russian Embassy also tweeted cartoons with a nasty homophobic edge, a sign of how scared they are. The Kremlin and FSB are full of homosexuals, and bare-chested Putin loves his homoerotic imagery:

Note the rainbow flag and the cowering pigs.

This tweet provoked an awful lot of laughing at Russia, which may not be quite what Putin intended:

 

 

Russians are in full panic mode over Assange being caught with their dump… it’ll be delicious to see how Hillary Clinton decides to punish them.

 

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