In Soviet times, the Kremlin ran an extensive operation to subvert the West through what were known as active measures. An estimated 15,000 KGB employees worked, in the words of former KGB General Oleg Kalugin, to drive wedges in the Western community alliances of all sorts, particularly NATO, to sow discord among allies, to weaken the United States in the eyes of the people in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America. Putin, as a former KGB officer, is, of course, well aware of this history. Whatever its motivations, paranoia has become Russias foreign policy, with the Kremlin setting up its own fake NGOs and international propaganda-outlets; buying up political actors and supporting extremist groups; enabling hackers, troll farms, rent-a-mobs and corrupt businesspeople to destabilize democracies and eat away at Western alliances. One noticeable aspect of the Kremlins approach is support for European far-right parties which then support the Kremlins foreign policies. The National Front in France, for example, has received funding from Kremlin-connected sources. Another is the use of disinformation to obscure Russian responsibility for such mistakes as bringing down Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 over Donbass or for bombing a United Nations aid convoy in Syria. Disinformation (dezinformatsiya) was also an important part http://camdencrawfordfocus.redcarolinaparaguay.org/2016/10/10/some-basic-guidance-on-primary-elements-in-interview of Soviet active measures, but the media environment within which it spread has changed. The Soviets tried to prove their fake stories were actually true. Today, the fakes are sprayed into the chaos of social media and conspiracy websites, adding to the lack of trust in mainstream media and to the overall confusion of so-called post-fact societies. This amounts to not so much an information war, as what some analysts describe as a war on information. At its most effective, the Kremlin does not invent new issues. It tries to fan the flames of existing problems such as corruption, anti-EU and anti-NATO sentiment, low-quality media, xenophobia, and conspiracy theories.
Silverman worked there for four years and left in 2012, he told the Star. While working there he had assumed Nunez visit our website was qualified to perform the procedures he was doing, he said although LaserOnes co-owner says Silverman would have had to vet Nunezs background before agreeing to hire him. In a court filing thats part of the states criminal case against Nunez, prosecutors say that Silverman and Nunez performed about 12 liposuctions together at LaserOne. Silverman told the Star he will testify for the state against Nunez in the criminal case. According to my contract, everyone who worked there under me was supposed to be licensed and qualified to do procedures, Silverman said. I am upset with LaserOne. He declined to answer any follow-up questions. Callie Cox, co-owner of LaserOne, said she has no knowledge of the medical board investigation. Silverman was the medical director when Nunez was hired, so he would have had to both approve his hiring and know his background, she said. She said that Nunezs arrest was related to events that occurred after he left the day spa.
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