Disinfo: Bernard-Henri Levy is a classic liberal fascist and outright cannibal

Summary

Bernard-Henri Levy is a classic liberal fascist and outright cannibal.

Disproof

This is an example of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation that seeks to discredit high-profile individuals in the West who are strongly critical of the Kremlin’s domestic and foreign policies.

This statement was made in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine when Levy visited the besieged Odesa to support the Ukrainians.

Pro-Kremlin disinformation has often targeted Bernard-Henry Lévy in recent years because of his highly critical views of the Putin regime, and his endorsement of popular protests against authoritarian and corrupt governments in various parts of the world.

Lévy has been accused by pro-Kremlin outlets of being an “ideologist of the liberal world order”, "blood lover" and producer of Euromaidan, an intellectual closely linked to Europe’s technocratic-financial élite, as the theoretician of the war in Libya, the intellectual sponsor of the “West’s military aggression against Syria”, and a supporter in Ukraine of "rebels financed by the West to destabilise a sovereign state" during the Euromaidan protests.

See our guide to deciphering pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's war.

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  • Reported in: Issue 276
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/03/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: neo-liberalism, neoliberalism, Nazi/Fascist, Colour revolutions

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It is not a war, it is the liberation of Ukrainians from neo-fascism

Draw a parallel between the Battle of Stalingrad and what is happening in Ukraine today. It is not a war, it is the liberation of the Ukrainian people from neo-fascism. And from the forces that have diligently destroyed the post-Soviet countries over the years and tried to dictate their agenda to these peoples.

Today the whole world attacked Russia. The country is at war with the whole world. Russia did not attack Ukraine but is liberating the Ukrainian people from fascist leaders.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine, portraying it as a country ruled by Nazis. This narrative served as one of the pretexts for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine, which he called a special military operation citing NATO’s military infrastructure approaching the Russian border as a pretext. Another pretext for the so-called operation is the “demilitarization and denazification” of Ukraine.

NATO continued to grow despite promises given to Gorbachev

Throughout its history, the alliance has steadily expanded. In 1949, it included 12 member countries. There are now 30 of them. The bloc continued to grow even after Gorbachev received verbal promises that there would be no NATO expansion to the East. The Soviet Union collapsed, the alliance continued to expand. Now Russia is demanding written security guarantees.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO enlargement.

The claim is now a part of a Kremlin attempt to mobilise domestic Russian support for its war by deliberately playing on the traditional scare factor: 'Agreesive NATO planning to attack Russia'.

COVID-19 is one of the pathogens prepared in US biolabs for biological warfare

COVID-19 is not a pandemic, but an undeclared biological war. 336 American biological laboratories, scattered across 30 countries of the world, continue to perform (with the exception of 30 Ukrainian laboratories that have dropped out of the game) the functions of military bases. They are engaged not only in the research and development of new types of bioweapons and methods for their delivery, but also serve as hubs in which the US military places pathogens planned for use against US opponents. COVID-19 is one of such pathogens.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about COVID-19 as a biological weapon and also about US biolaboratories that allegedly exist in many countries around the world, with a particularly high concentration of labs in Eastern Europe.

The claim is made in the context of Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022 with intention to play on the fear factor.

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