Disinfo: Afghanistan shows that the US is failing in achieving its foreign goals

Summary

The speed with which the official Afghan Army stopped the resistance to the Taliban shows that the Americans have already lost their ability to achieve their goals with foreign hands. All the slogans about “human rights” and “democracy” turned out to be worthless to the Afghan fighters hungry for sovereignty. The Pentagon used to be able to instigate uprisings and coups, but the last successful coup took place over seven years ago in Ukraine (the removal of Evo Morales in Bolivia turned out to be temporary). In the case of Venezuela, Cuba and Belarus, the USA faced nothing but disasters.

The costs of the operation in Afghanistan exhausted the Soviet resources, indirectly causing the collapse of the USSR. The American costs have exceeded the Soviet expenses, so it is difficult not to have an impression that the USA may face a similar fate. Undoubtedly, the ship of America is sinking, but Poland does not have to sink with it.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about colour revolutions orchestrated by the USA and an imminent collapse of the USA.

The comparison between the USA and the collapsing and struggling USSR of the 1980s is a clear manipulation. The claim that the Pentagon “inspired coups” in Ukraine, Belarus, Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia is a classical pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory.

Colour revolutions” is a term used by pro-Kremlin outlets to depict popular protests that have occurred in recent years in various countries and that have arisen spontaneously for various reasons related to controversial domestic policies or serious social issues, such as the protests in CataloniaUkraine with EuromaidanGeorgiaBelarusHong Kong as well as the protests in Russia. Pro-Kremlin outlets do not recognise the popular and spontaneous nature of these demonstrations of national public dissent but portray them as revolutions planned, organised and financed by Western intelligence services or other Western actors.

As noted by disinformation analysts, the threat of “colour revolutions” is a recurring theme in Russian government security discourse and pro-Kremlin media and is closely related to the idea of an external threat, which has always played an important role in the strategic communication of Soviet and Russian leadership. Today, the Russian government uses fears of an external threat as a justification to crack down on any public expression of anti-regime opposition and dissent.

Read similar cases in our database claiming that the US and EU coordinate colour revolutions to destabilise Russia; or that the West is orchestrating protests around the world, or that the Arab Spring was organised by the West; or that a London-based headquarters organise colour revolutions.

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  • Reported in: Issue 255
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/08/2021
  • Article language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, Russia, US, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia
  • Keywords: Colour revolutions, USSR, Coup, Conspiracy theory, Human rights, Democracy
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Disinfo: The US will flee Ukraine the way it is leaving Afghanistan

Trusting the support of the West, Ukraine is consistently marching on the path of Afghanistan.

Disproof

This disinformation narrative is aimed at comparing international support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as the ongoing Donbas War, with the withdrawal of US military forces from Afghanistan.

While the disinformation above considers Western support for Ukraine and international military presence in Afghanistan equal, there is no substantial evidence to back up the claim. Neither the US nor other Western countries have a permanent military presence in Ukraine and no Western army has ever taken part in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Consequently, the claim is aimed at distracting attention from the Kremlin's continuous support for the hostilities in Ukraine's Donbas region.

Disinfo: The American lobby protects anti-Polish and anti-Christian TV channel

The United States continues its pressure on the powerful pro-American lobby in Poland, which dominates all areas of politics, culture, science and economy. A good example here is the Polish position against Yamal 2 and Nord Stream 2: the American lobby blocked these projects in the interest of Washington. In the end, after the decision to complete Nord Stream 2, the American agents of influence in Poland faced a defeat and the Polish foreign policy was compromised.

The USA have realised another evident betrayal of Poland, which implements anti-Russian policies against its own interests. The vote in the Senate on “lex TVN” is a test of patriotism for the ruling Polish elite. This channel is 100% owned by foreign capital; it promotes anti-Polish and anti-Christian politics, propagating genderism and demoralising culture. This TV channel should never be present in Poland – finally, there is a chance to change that.

Disproof

A common pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty” - in this case, projected on Poland. This country is often presented as a “puppet-state” of the United States, which fully controls the domestic and foreign policy of this country through the “omnipotent American lobby”.

The claim that Poland fights with the Nord Stream 2 because of activities of the pro-American lobby is unfounded. Poland and many other EU countries perceive this project as a serious security threat to Europe.

Disinfo: Russia does not interfere in other countries’ internal affairs

Accusations against Moscow of interfering in Washington’s affairs continue, but there is still no evidence of this.

The authors of these accusations do not provide any evidence or facts but set out only speculation, the purpose of which is to maintain a high degree of Russophobia in American society.

Moscow does not betray its principles of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.

Moreover, Russia categorically rejects all fabrications in its direction about "attempts to influence the political situation in the US".

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denying any Russian responsibility for interfering in other countries’ internal affairs, and especially in the elections, despite massive evidence to the contrary.

It is not true that there is no evidence to support Western accusations of Kremlin involvement in other countries' affairs. Russian interference in the US 2020 election has been established beyond doubt not only by US intelligence but also by law enforcement officials, journalists and researchers. Multiple attempts to influence the public discourse to favour one candidate over the other were uncovered throughout 2019 and 2020, though their ultimate success is disputed.