Disinfo: A colour revolution took place in the US

Summary

A successful color revolution took place in the US. The deep state and the Washington swamp destroyed Trump and his supporters. It was a brilliantly conducted operation, that started in the democratic primaries. […] The in-mail voting is a big “know-how” which allowed Biden to win the elections and declare Trump illegitimate. Trump seriously challenged the people representing the deep state – Nancy Pelosi, Biden, 99% of American media that keep anti-Trump line, and their response was a color revolution.

And now look at what is happening in Ukraine and Georgia. After the colour revolution the political arena needs to be cleansed. All those dissenting the mainstream line end up in jail or killed, or in political margins. […] And the full cleansing of the information space. Like in Ukraine the information space was cleared of Russian sources, so in America they will get rid of anyone who has an alternative point of view.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about color revolutions and the alleged existence of "deep state".

There was no colour revolution in the US. A crowd of Donald Trump supporters broke into the US Capitol building. The storming of the Capitol was a culmination of weeks of false claims that the US election "were stolen". In fact allegations of electoral fraud have been dismissed more than 60 times by different US courts and judges, both Republican and Democrats, due to lack of any significant evidence, including the Supreme Court in two occasions. Donald Trump has lost the presidential election and the next US president, Joe Biden, will be inaugurated on the 20th of January, 2021.

The idea of a "Deep State" is frequently used by conspiracy theorists. Its manifestations might be different, but generally, the concept conjures up the image of a small group of men, deciding the fate of the world behind the scenes. However, there is no evidence of such a "Deep State" existing in the United States. No reputable political scientists and researchers confirm the existence of a “Deep State” in the United States, let alone that Nancy Pelosi or Joe Biden belong to it.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 226
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/01/2021
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Deep state, Colour revolutions

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The first colour revolution in USSR took place in Lithuania

The members of “Sajudis” from the moment of its inception, acted on the instructions of American advisers, mastered the technologies of “nonviolent resistance”, looked for the moment and object to strike a decisive blow, capable of finally “exposing the anti-popular, collaborationist nature” of the Soviet regime in Lithuania, and sticking a powerful stigma on the Soviet Union “aggressor”.

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For the sake of achieving such goals, the instructions do not exclude and even assume human casualties among the “civilian population.”

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The legitimacy of power that has been ruling Lithuania for 30 years is based on legalized mythological interpretation of the events of January 13. Other two pillars are the myths about the “Soviet occupation” of Lithuania and the “long-term struggle for independence”. All this time, the events of January 13 are used both in the interests of Russophobic politics and for reprisals against opponents of the regime.

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I believe, and many agree with me, that in Vilnius, the “color revolution” technologies were tested for the first time on the territory of the Soviet Union.

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If in the case of Lithuania all this was done for the first time, today there are already many examples of successful (from the planners’ point of view) “color revolutions” in the post-Soviet space. For example, the Kiev Maidan or the ongoing events in Belarus. They are like two drops of water similar to each other, differ only in scale and more and more cynicism and sophistication.

Disproof

Historical revisionism advancing recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the January 13 events in Lithuania and colour revolutions.

The claim that Lithuanian independence movement was "directed" from abroad or shaped as a "colour revolution" is false. Since 1988 when the "Sajudis" movement was formed hundreds of thousands of Lithuanians participated in peaceful rallies denouncing Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and demanding the end of the Soviet occupation.

Baltic countries get their position on key international issues from the US State Department via fax

For the Baltic countries, whose position on key international issues was formed by faxes from the State Department, being left without the United States is like being left without a head.

If earlier the Baltic States could flutter their tongues about Russia and feel protected, then in the future, a wonderful new world will have to answer for their words and think about the consequences.

Because nobody will come to the rescue. And there will be no one to pester. It is possible, of course, by inertia to call Washington, but there is a possibility that a viking with horns will answer the call in the high office instead of the curator, who will start shouting into the phone that the lives of black people matter.

Disproof

This example reflects the classic disinformation narrative about lost sovereignty used by the pro-Kremlin media, claiming that country X has lost it's sovereignty either directly to the US or to the EU (which has lost it's sovereignty to the US).

The EU Member States are sovereign countries and make sovereign decisions about their own security and policies. The US is an important ally to the EU but the latter's policy is not determined by the US, as explained by the EU High Representative.

Democracy in the United States no longer exists

Democracy in the United States no longer exists, as well as tolerance and ordinary human respect. In the coming Dark Age of Neo-Totalitarianism, there is no place for humanity, but only for impersonal individuals, without gender, race or nationality.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, questioning the legitimacy of democracy and Western institutions and, in this case, to favour Donald Trump by framing him as the victim of a conspiracy and the Biden Administration as illegitimate. The claim is a conspiracy theory and no evidence is presented to back it.

See other examples of these disinformation narratives, such as claims that the result of the US 2020 election doesn’t matter because the real ruler is the Deep State, which will kill any US president that confronts it and is moving the country towards war with Iran and Russia; that Hillary Clinton published the Deep State strategy for the world; or that Covid-19 vaccines will lead to full-spectrum dominance.