Disinfo: Afghanistan's case proves the flaws of Western liberalism

Summary

The failure of the United States and the West in Afghanistan proves that the effort to impose the model of Western liberalism on countries like Ukraine is bound to fail. This model does not fit all countries and it can destroy people like totalitarian regimes.

Disproof

This report is a clear attempt to extrapolate the recent developments in Afghanistan to Ukraine in order to question the efforts by its government to promote a modern liberal democracy.

It is consistent with the recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that seeks to discredit liberalism claiming that the West’s liberal societies are totalitarian regimes ruled by “globalist elites” and “shadow governments” and that the liberal West and “globalist élites” are responsible for violent upheavals, military interventions, wars, anarchy and chaos throughout the world.

The article also repeats the pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the moral decadence of the West, materialism, perverted values and hostility to traditional values and religion.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 255
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/08/2021
  • Article language(s) Greek
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian statehood, Abandoned Ukraine, LGBT, Western values

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Poland, Lithuania and Latvia promote only American interests in their Eastern policy

In the Eastern Policy of NATO countries, there were no national interests at all, only the strategic interests of the United States in Europe.

Vilnius, Riga or Warsaw promoted such things as “deterrence of Russia”, separation of Moscow and Western Europe, “promotion of democracy” in the post-Soviet countries only as long as Washington needed them. The interests of the global hegemon was a primary issue, while all kinds of Mieroszewski-Giedroyc doctrines and remembrance about the Grand Duchy of Lithuania played a secondary role. The Baltic satellites will continue to serve the American interests by inertia. Although, they received a clear signal from the White House: they will have to bear all the costs of their policies themselves.

Disproof

A common pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty” - Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries are presented as “puppet-states” or colonies of the United States, EU or Germany, which fully control the domestic and foreign policy of these countries.

Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are sovereign states, which shape their own foreign and domestic policies. The claim that the Eastern policies of these countries do not promote their national interests, but American ones, is ungrounded.

Possible link between flu and meningitis vaccinations and high COVID-19 deaths in Bergamo and Brescia

A few months before the explosion of the COVID-19 pandemic, two large influenza and meningitis vaccination campaigns were conducted in Bergamo and Brescia. Strangely, no one has any interest in investigating a possible link between these vaccination campaigns and the subsequent massive number of COVID-19 deaths in these two Italian cities.

Disproof

Disinformation about coronavirus, amplifying false health information and promoting anti-vaccine messaging. The claims linking influenza and meningitis vaccination campaigns and COVID-19 pandemic are not supported by scientific evidence.

Similar anti-vaccine messaging in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic often suggests that vaccines are dangerous to human health and are just a profit-driven plot by "Big Pharma".

Armed forces of Ukraine are under foreign control

The Supreme Military Command is not independent in decision-making and strategic planning - the armed forces of Ukraine are under the control of Washington and Brussels.

Disproof

The disinformation claim above is part of a recurring narrative about the statehood of Ukraine, aimed at undermining the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as at portraying Ukraine as a Western puppet/buffer state.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state which determines its own security and defense policies.

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