Raging Anti-Russia Propaganda
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Disinformation and Big Lies repeated enough get most people to believe them.
The power of media-supported repetition works – no matter how often most people know they were had before, fooled by earlier deceptions.
They’re easy marks to be fooled again – why propaganda consistently works, a tried and true way of manipulating the public mind.
Despite no evidence suggesting Russian responsibility for the Skripal affair, most people in the West believe it because of false notions drummed into their heads by official and media propaganda.
London’s Guardian is a reliable imperial mouthpiece. Its latest disinformation piece on the Skripal incident headlined “UK urged to counter ‘disinformation’ from Russia over novichok,” saying:
UK CW expert Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, representing Whitehall interests, turned truth on its head, saying “(h)aving seen a lot of various intelligence sources I feel 100% confident that the prime minister is correct that the Russians are guilty,” adding:
“The Russians do appear to be on the front foot with communications and their disinformation campaign is putting the UK on the back foot.”
He urged what’s impossible to do: release “evidence…that is compelling that does not betray sources because we need to get on the front foot.”
No such evidence exists. Nothing suggests Russian involvement in the Skripal affair.
Plenty indicates a US/UK false flag plot – hyping a (nonexistent) Russian threat ahead of a July NATO summit, Washington pressuring member states to increase their military spending – a boon for US/UK defense contractors if alliance members go along with the scam.
The Guardian promoted the Russia did it Big Lie, claiming laboratory “scientific findings (and) information from other sources.”
Porton Down’s analysis only identified the substance given its scientists to evaluate, without proving it was used to harm the Skripals – clearly not.
The novichok military-grade agent identified would have killed them in minutes. A month after the incident, no one died.
So-called “other sources” are equally phony – fabricated UK accusations used to vilify Russia for something it clearly had nothing to do with.
Russia’s embassy in London blasted falsified UK accusations as baseless. No evidence supports them. None exists.
Washington and Britain strong-armed most EU nations and others to go along with the scam.
At a Wednesday OPCW Executive Council meeting, only six of 41 members stood tall – supporting Moscow’s call for a joint Russia/UK investigation of the Skripal incident – 15 opposed it, 17 abstained. Two didn’t attend the meeting, one other member not entitled to vote.
A shameful EU statement said “(i)t is imperative that the Russian Federation responds to the British government’s legitimate questions, begins to cooperate with the OPCW secretariat, and provides full and complete disclosure to the OPCW.”
It’s “imperative” to publicly expose the Big Lie, holding Washington and Britain accountable for their grand deception – unacceptably blaming Russia for a false flag committed against the country.
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