Skip to comments.Inside Putin's Campaign Of Social Media Trolling And Faked Ukrainian Crimes
Posted on 05/11/2014 7:44:02 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
Vladimir Putin uses an invisible army of social media propagandists, in addition to conventional media, to support his narrative of an out-of-control Ukraine, to spread fabrications of atrocities by Ukrainian extremists, and to unleash destabilizing rumors on east Ukraine. If Ukraine unmasks the myths of Russias disinformation war, Putins target audiences, at home and abroad, must eventually reject his whole narrative.
[....] This photo circulated unquestioned, until the KyivPost (See: Moscow journalist says there was no pregnant woman in Odessa Trade Unions Building) reported its debunking by a media reviewer from Moscow, Elena Rybkovtseva. In her investigation, Rybkovtseva began with the question of why there was still no information about the deceased pregnant woman, no mourning relatives, no distraught father-to-be, and no one in the receiving hospital remembering a pregnant victim. When Rybkovsteva showed the receiving doctor the photo, he immediately said it was clearly an elderly woman who was photographed, for some reason, here in such a pose, likely in order to create the needed effect. The physician called higher medical authorities, who confirmed there was no pregnant woman among the dead.
It should be noted that Mr. Putin, as a young KGB officer in Berlin, was not an intelligence agent but a disinformation specialist who ran informant networks. He is just putting what he learned in his younger days to use, only now as the head of a nation.
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Sounds like the Obama Admin to me.
I don’t know how anyone can defend what went on in that Odessa Trade Unions Building. Freakin animals.
Plenty of it going on from both sides.
After all, only a real moron would believe that only one side is doing it.
What those side with Kiev can’t defend is its repression in the East.
The Ukies say the referendums in Donetsk and Lugansk will have “no legal consequences.” But they do send a moral and a political message.
The Maidan regime is viewed as illegitimate by over half the population. It and its Western backers can brush off today’s vote as illegitimate all they want.
But what is clear is Ukraine is headed for a breakup if they do not soon come to their senses.
All parties are treating Ukraine as if it was Armageddon. But the only outside player that has a strategic defensive interest in Ukraine is Russia due to its exposed southern flank. To the West, the play for Ukraine was a long shot chance to plant NATO's flag and dominate the Black Sea and Russia's military industrial center. The side that prevails will be the one to whom control of Ukraine is most vital, and that is Russia.
Ukraine will not break up easily unless you believe the pervasive Russian disinformation. One recent article mentioned a car that was stopped and searched that already had thousands of ballots already stamped in favor of separation.
The interim government’s use of the army has been one of the factors that has thrown a kink into Putin’s plans. A woman from Luhansk who returned from vacation saw that the local drunks and criminals now have AK47s. What we’re seeing is a criminal enterprise, the Russian government, reacting to the debacle of their partners in crime, the previous Ukrainian administration headed by Yanukovych.
That’s a new one on me. when was Ukraine offered membership in NATO? As far as dominating the Black Sea, Turkey controls the Bosporus.
NATO membership was not offered to Ukraine, nor Georgia.
...and waalaah the jack boot of Russia is in each.
Like the Western Powers at Versailles in 1919, the NATO countries thought they could write the next century's history and greatly overreached, forgetting that the fortunes of both sides are transient. NATO shifted from a defensive alliance united against Soviet invasion to an offensive bloc intent on dominating its vanquished former enemy. NATO's rapid expansion to Russia's borders has alarmed Moscow, and is arousing old tensions. It seems that only the losers learn from history.
What you are suggesting is a criminal act of irredentism and criminal war of aggression by Russia outlawed 86 years ago. There is and can be no excuse whatsoever for the murderously criminal acts of Russia and its leadership. The Ukraine has a right to its sovereignty, independence, and freedom of association. Russia guaranteed that right in the Budapest memorandum 1994. You cannot blame NATO or anyone else for Russia’s criminal conduct.
Turkey is a tenuous ally, thanks to Islam. Trouble lies ahead.
Many of whom post here.
I don’t know what the heck Russia was thinking when they gave up Crimea in the first place. That’s like us giving up California. We would retake it at some point because we need the ports.
“Vladimir Putin uses an invisible army of social media propagandists, in addition to conventional media, to support his narrative of an out-of-control Ukraine, to spread fabrications of atrocities by Ukrainian extremists, and to unleash destabilizing rumors on east Ukraine. If Ukraine unmasks the myths of Russias disinformation war, Putins target audiences, at home and abroad, must eventually reject his whole narrative. “
Sums it up, perfectly.
So, shooting down unarmed civilians who disagree with the kiev coup, using the NKVD-like Right Sector is ok with you??
PS- Anybody with a BRAIN knew the Budapest Memo wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on, way back then. Bill Clinton cannot/could not be trusted.
Vladimir Putin uses an invisible army of social media propagandists, in addition to conventional media, to support his narrative of an out-of-control Ukraine, to spread fabrications of atrocities by Ukrainian extremists, and to unleash destabilizing rumors on east Ukraine.”
And EuroMaidanPR is what??????
Anything that Russia signs is “not worth the paper it is printed on”.
Which is why it is so disgusting seeing “conservatives” falling for the Russian illegal annexation and illegal invasion of Ukraine.
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