This is the nature of the information war being fought by the Ukrainian government — the side that is the righteous victim, the side that does not need to tell lies, the side that has innocence on its side. Yet, the multiplication of the entities of these stories — their details — point to them being fictitious; they push the boundaries of believability. … More Zelenskyy’s Dirty Propaganda War
Within Ukraine, there is clear evidence of a disinformation mill churning out outrageous anti-Russian propaganda that is repeated by western Ukrainian journalists in English on their social media pages for western consumption. Naturally, this is picked up by western media and treated — uncritically — as news from the war. It is interesting to note that Lapatina also contributes in English to The Guardian and The New York Times. … More The Propaganda War
One does not have to be ‘pro-Russian’ or a ‘Putin apologist’ to ask these questions. Bucha is a story about ordinary human beings caught up in an awful situation. Journalism should be about seeking the truth and serving people in a healthy and informed democracy. What we know for certain is that hundreds of people have been deliberately targeted and ruthlessly and mercilessly murdered by a state actor. What we do not know is which state actor perpetrated this despicable crime … More Serious Questions about Bucha
A Jewish president of Ukraine in the context of a war with Russia serves a number of functions — and that is what Volodymyr Zelenskyy is, a US-NATO functionary: he’s the cost the Ukrainian Nazis have to pay the Americans and Israelis who are left feeling a little dirty after being in bed with them, he is clueless and will do what he is told (or, at least, do nothing), and he is the perfect cover in a propaganda war where Vladimir Putin has hit the nail right on the head by identifying the connection between the US and the Nazis. … More But the President is a Jew!
The mobilisation of troops to the frontier — what NATO really means by the ‘eastern flank’ — is a significant escalation and a necessary prerequisite for war. President Biden knows this, and this is what he wants. Joe Biden has always been a Hawk and he knows what he is doing by ramping up tensions with Russia. … More NATO Will ‘Respond in Kind’
We have not witnessed a hard push into the interior or to the west of Ukraine because the Russians are not interested in the interior or west of Ukraine. Strategically speaking, even a cursory glance at the map shows the Russian army either has or is within striking distance of everything of any value. This is Russian military doctrine — an economic war rather than ‘Shock and Awe.’ … More Russian Invasion of Ukraine (Assessment)
Over the last ten years or so western governments and media outlets have been waging a full spectrum propaganda war against Russia, with a particular interest in monsterising Vladimir Putin in the popular imagination. And, in all fairness, most of what they have said about him is true — and yes, he does deserve to be seen as a monster. He is a monster. … More Putin is Not the Only Monster
So completely convinced are we that ‘the Russian’ is a monster that all we are capable of seeing in Russia is monsters, and this has not been at all difficult for western governments to tap into and exploit for their own ends. Ireland is by far not the worst example, and so here we are looking at Ireland so as to give some kind of idea of how bad things are in more Russophobic societies — places like Britain, Germany, Poland, and Estonia. While, for example, Poland and Estonia have recent histories of Russian Soviet domination and so have legitimate fears of a return to that awful reality, we can also see in this a racial element. Russia, we have decided, is the evil other. Whatever it does is wicked. … More Western Hypocrisy over Ukraine