Russia ‘stoking refugee unrest in Germany to topple Angela Merkel’

Russia is trying to topple Angela Merkel by waging an information war designed to stir up anger in Germany over refugees, Nato’s most senior expert on strategic communications has claimed.

The attempt to provoke the removal of the German leader, who has been a strong supporter of sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s regime, is said to have been identified by Nato analysts.

Jānis Sārts, director of Nato’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, based in Riga, Latvia, told the Observer that Russia had a track record of funding extremist forces in Europe, and that he believed there was now evidence of Russia agitating in Germany against Merkel.

  • DD_Austin

    Putin is now the boogie man, I guess Emmanuel Goldstein wasn’t available

  • andycanuck

    Then I guess she shouldn’t have invited them in.

    • Merkel has no one to blame other than herself.

      She is a brainwashed, leftist, traitor to Western Civilization.

  • Solo712

    I could understand the Brits’ paranoia about Russia when they had an Empire and the Big Bad Bear was pushing southward to dominate warm seas where the Union Jack ruled. But now, with burqas in Bristol ?

  • canminuteman

    Seriously? Russia is trying to destroy Merkel? Isn’t Merkel doing a grand job of that all by her self? And if Russia is worried about Germany invading again or something, would’t they just leave them alone to destroy themselves? The author of this should sober up before doing any more writing.

  • lolwut?

    Merkel needs some polonium tea

    • Norman_In_New_York

      She doesn’t need Russian help to fuck up.

  • luna

    Putin is opportunistic. This adds a whole new dynamic. Germany may also be fighting a civil war within the next two years.

  • I wish.

  • ntt1

    although I very much doubt Russia is behind the unrest, merkel’s open door policies have caused. It would be nice if one government ,any government indicated it cared for the incendiary situation across Europe at present, There is a prolonged civil war coming ,merkel;s stupidity will cause it, not Russian adventurism.

  • Sid Falco

    See no Islam, hear no Islam.

  • simus1

    The NATO consulting class seems to have a copy of the wine cellar key in its possession.

  • ontario john

    It seems other religions are feeling left out when it comes to persecuting Christians. The CBC reports that Hindus have attacked a Christian church in India during Mass. So I guess its open season on Christians by muslims, communists and now Hindus. And what is the reaction from Western Christian churches? Well, they are busy welcoming Muslim refugees into Europe and North America. And of course worrying about homosexual sex, global warming scams and whiny indians.

    • simus1

      Hip churches are busy places. They can only do so much.

  • ismiselemeas

    I don’t buy it. It’s a propaganda piece to deflect criticism. Yes, Russia funds think tanks and political groups to sway public opinion but Merkel has only herself to blame for this. Putin isn’t smart enough to have forecast this utter disaster.

    • V10_Rob

      “Putin isn’t smart enough to have forecast this utter disaster.”

      Quite the opposite. It didn’t take much imagination to see where this was going. You had to gouge out your own eyes to avoid seeing what current islamist immigration was doing in Europe.

      Is Putin a Machiavellian mastermind? He doesn’t need to be. All he needs is the patience to sit back and let NATO destroy itself.

  • john s

    Yeah, at night he disguises himself as an Arab an rapes little boys in Germany. I find the similarity between nato and European pols and olD school propagandists very disturbing.

  • FactsWillOut

    So, Putin is pro-German as well as pro-Russian.

  • Tanya

    Are they really trying to tell us that Angela Merkel needs help from the Russians in being a complete blithering idiot? Where do these morons think we come from?