George Soros seeks to destabilise Europe

Summary

George Soros seeks to destabilise Europe by encouraging mass illegal immigration, promoting gender theory and supporting unruly minorities. Soros is doing this because, as a child and adolescent in Europe, he personally suffered and now wants to get revenge on Europe. Soros is also being used by the US deep state to spread these destabilising forces (illegal immigrants, gender theory, unruly minorities) in Europe so that they stay out of the US.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, reinforcing a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about George Soros. 

Read more about how the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets target George Soros.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 169
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: Europe
  • Keywords: migration, Deep state, Conspiracy, George Soros, LGBT
  • Outlet: Sputnik Italia
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UK denied access to the Skripals

The EU prolonged its sanctions against the persons linked to the Skripals’ poisoning. Theresa May claimed that the Novichok originated from Russia but Porton Down denied this claim. Russia has repeatedly proposed a joint investigation but Britain ignored this and denied access to the Skripals.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the Skripals' poisoning. The statement contains two disinformation narratives out of the many pushed (see article on EUvsdisinfo here). Firstly, the Porton Down laboratory has not contradicted any statements by the former British Prime Minister, Theresa May. As can be seen from this previous case, British scientists at the Porton Down defence research laboratory were indeed unable to verify the precise source of the Novichok. However, they did not disprove the Russian source of it as claimed. In 2018, Gary Aitkenhead, the chief executive of the government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), stated the following: "We were able to identify it as Novichok, to identify it was a military-grade nerve agent. We have not verified the precise source, but we have provided the scientific information to the government, who have then used a number of other sources to piece together the conclusions that they have come to.” Furthermore, a report from the OPCW confirmed the UK's findings in the Skripal poisoning, specifically the purity of the toxin.

Secondly, regarding access to the Skripals, Yulia Skripal stated in an interview that she was aware of Russian officials’ offers to meet, but that she declined to do so. A similar case can be seen here.

Latvia has no say in NATO thus the money spent on NATO is an occupation fee

The President of Latvia offered to share independence lessons with Zelenskyy. But Latvia is not so independent itself. If Latvia was truly independent, it would not have encouraged foreign military bases on its soil. Latvia has no say in NATO and thus, money that Latvia spends on NATO’s presence is, in fact, an occupation fee.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Baltic states' lost sovereignty and their subordination to the US and NATO

NATO is an organisation of collective defence established under the Washington Treaty. NATO member states make decisions through a consensus. Consensus decision-making is a fundamental principle which has been accepted as the sole basis for decision-making in NATO since the creation of the Alliance. Thus, each member of the alliance has similar say and all of them are involved in decision-making processes.

NATO is a monstrous Cold War relic, which will provoke conflicts as long as it exists

We should close the Cold War era and establish a new global security system, which covers the entire world. NATO is a monstrous relic – it will keep provoking conflicts as long as it exists. This organisation cannot function another way – it always needs an enemy. That is why NATO should have been dissolved at the moment of the liquidation of the Warsaw Pact.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, portraying NATO as a threat to global peace because it has an aggressive agenda. NATO is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect its member states. Its exercises and military deployments are not directed against Russia – or any other country. The claim that NATO is encircling or threatening Russia is one of the myths about this organization.

NATO is regularly updating the military requirements for civilian infrastructure, at a time when there are increased challenges to security. Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and amid emerging security challenges in the Middle East and North Africa in 2014, NATO leaders at the Wales Summit adopted the Readiness Action Plan, a comprehensive package of enhanced collective defense and deterrent measures designed to ensure the transatlantic alliance could respond swiftly and firmly to changes in its security environment.