I have heard that experts in Europe have concluded that the colossal failure of the Phobos-Grunt had nothing to do with extraterrestrial plasma waves exploding from the sun, or nefarious American radars, but something far more down to earth: specifically, the craft was powered by faulty fuel. Given how risible the alternative theories are, this one has the ring of truth, especially given the utterly shambolic nature of the Russian space program.
But of course admitting such a thing is unacceptable for Russian officialdom. Hence the search for non-Russian scapegoats, no matter how ludicrous the story.
I wonder if they fool themselves. They certainly aren’t fooling anybody else, and make themselves look fools in the bargain.