Just as the Soviet and East German clandestine work was not an undisputed fact until the wall came down. For god's sake Putin worked as KGB agent in East Germany (Dresden to be precise), and we have a pretty clear idea how much he spends on disinformation.
Again with the hand waiving. It's the United States that has been busted for trying to spy on everyone in the world, not Russia. You're still in chem trail territory here, sorry.
To put this in the same league as chem trail brain-fuckery is beyond naive.
That's exactly where you are until proven otherwise. You have evidence that Russia has been busy tapping under sea cables, wiring taps directly into the communication centers of telecom giants like AT&T, and spying on the personal cell phones of it's closest allies the way the U.S. has with AT&T and Merkel - put up or STFU.
And to the extend that Russia ain't that bad, it is mostly that their reach is far shorter, and they can't afford the intelligence and blah blah blah blah
- Who's had a world wide kidnapping & torture program - Russia or the United States.
Who's beaten 100 people to death under said program (that we know of) - Russia or the United States.
Who's allowing boy fucking on their military bases - Russia or the United States. Your tax dollars make you complicit in fucking teen and preteen boys in the ass. Over and over again, right now. Can you say the same of Russian taxpayers?
Who's overthrown two democracies since he took office - Obama or Putin?
I could go on all day, American Exceptionalist. You're firing stones from a glass house surrounding a mountain, at a molehill.
but go and talk to some Chechens
You first. But do explain why Russia is horrible for bombing opposing Muslims on Russia's doorstep in one country, while the U.S. is a saint for bombing Muslims on the other side of the planet from them in almost a dozen countries. Muslims who had zero chance of being a threat to your American Exceptionalist ass.
There is nothing exceptional about the US. It's neither exceptionally good nor bad.
Exceptional bullshit. The U.S. is the greatest terrorist state, and the greatest instigator of instability and violence than the rest of the world combined. You might want to clean the entrails of an entire extended family wiped out by a single Obama drone strike of a wedding before you dare shake it in someone else's direction, boy-fucker.