February 25, 2015 · 11:00 am
First published on September 14, 2014
Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela Ben Roswell reported (tweeted) on June 17, 2014 on the training of Canadian diplomats in social media and “direct” and “digital diplomacy.” The photo (right) clearly shows that the training is being conducted in Washington, USA, of all places.
Roswell is the leading practitioner and theorist in the Department of Foreign Affairs of “direct” and “digital diplomacy,” and his interventionist activities are condemned in Venezuela. In a recent article, I pointed out: “‘Digital diplomacy’ is a euphemism for cyberwarfare through the use of anti-social media as well as hacking and other means. The anti-social media such as the Twitter service being embraced by the Harper government is integrated with the U.S. state military and espionage agencies.” It seems that Harper’s digital warriors are so delighted with their craven role as fifth columnists that they openly tweet and boast about it.