Monday, March 14, 2016

Propaganda War: US Officials Working to Keep Russia, Europe at Odds

American eagle versus Russian Bear, but is that a Chinese Dragon in the background. (Image source)

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Philip Breedlove recently took the USA State Department and Pentagon hawks' campaign of demonising Russia up a gear, suggesting Russia and Syria have 'deliberately weaponized' refugees to 'break European resolve'. These irrational remarks, and the mainstream media's ability to convey them with a straight face, are an indication of a broken system, experts suggest.

Speaking to the US Senate Armed Services Committee this month, Breedlove said that " Russia and the Assad regime are deliberately weaponizing migration from Syria in an attempt to overwhelm European structures and break European resolve."

The commander also warned, that criminals and terrorists have mixed in with the refugees (surprise, surprise! Nobody would have suspected that would they?), and may now be planning attacks on the West. This too, apparently, is Russia's fault. Clearly, like all America Generals Breedlove is insane (I've read Catch22) and although it is indisputable that the middle east crisis was engineered by NATO members in collaboration with Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Muslim governments, he thinks westerners will swallow his fantasies because: American exceptionalism.

Analyzing the general's remarks, and the Western mainstream media's ability to convince many of its readers and listeners that there is truth behind his words, some Russian commentators are simply at a loss for words. "Generally, we have long become accustomed to Western propaganda's capability to work long and hard to 'prove' that white is black and black is white," Svobodnaya Pressa journalist Alexei Verhoyantsev noted.

"But in this case the charges simply look ridiculous. Is it really possible this time to convince the so-called international community that 'Russia is to blame' for all the ills of the world?"

Asked for comment, Alexander Shatilov, the dean of the faculty of sociology and political science at Moscow's Financial University, told the newspaper that this is a 'classical example' of using propaganda to reject even basic facts and logic.

"It's an open secret to everyone with any understanding of foreign policy that it is Washington that is behind the influx of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe. Firstly, in agreement with Turkey, the borders were opened. Secondly, American charitable organizations have been used to stimulate the flow of refugees to the Old World."

"And all this began five years ago, when the US catalyzed the Arab Spring and, in Libya, openly overthrew the authoritarian but robust regime of Muammar Gaddafi. Therefore, more than anyone, Americans should blame themselves," that is – their own government's policies.

Breedlove's remarks, according to Shatilov, have several goals, including "serving as one more reason to sculpt the 'enemy image' [of Russia] for the average European man in the street, and attempting to pressure Moscow, in order to get it to give up its support for Bashar al-Assad, or at least become more amenable to negotiations."

We at Boggart Abroad would have to agree, we have been pointing at the USA and its allies' policy of provoking Russia and intervening in the domestic politics of east European, middle eastern and African nations for a long time. We do not blame the ~USA alone, leaders of Britain, France and the European Union nations have been eager accomplices.

Is it to perhaps divert attention from the complete and utter mess western governments and bankers have made of the global economy, or the immigration disaster now threatening to drag the developed nations into third world dystopianism? Or is it perhaps to distract us from the several imminent humanitarian catastrophes about to be born out of the marriage of corporate money and tunnel visioned scientists who are totally incapable of seeing the wider implications of their experiments and thus are blind to the possibility of undesirable consequences.

In any even we are up shit creek and the idea that war could save us is even more idiotic that the notions that got us to this smelly, unhealthy location.

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