The German chancellor is forming a new anti-Russian coalition

Summary

Angela Merkel is trying to form a new intra-European anti-Russian coalition in Europe.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia, about Western belligerence towards Russia and about the West's anti-Russian actions.

Similar cases can be consulted here and here. No talks about a new coalition in Europe have taken place. During the last G7 summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that "We are in agreement that the return of Russia to the G7 cannot happen unless substantial progress is made in terms of the problems with Ukraine".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Germany
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @ Channel One TV time 31:20-33:25
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The Deep State pushes US president towards war with Iran

Even though the main anti-Iranian hawk of the Trump administration, John Bolton, is not in the White House anymore, the so-called ‘Deep State’ continues dictating its policy to Trump, who will face a big pressure from political elites because he is the only one who can authorise eventual bombings against the Iranian oil infrastructure.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory, part of a well-established Russian disinformation narrative about global elites secretly ruling the world, and specifically a so-called ‘Deep State’ in the United State that promotes aggression wars and prevents US reconciliation with Russia. You can see other examples of this here, here and here.

No evidence is provided to support the claim. On the contrary, there is ample evidence that many important elements inside the US government and political system, such as the Pentagon and the US Congress, oppose a military intervention against Iran without Congressional approval.

Saying that the USSR occupied Estonia after WWII, means that Estonia was an ally of Nazi Germany

The statement of the Estonian President that WWII ended for Estonia only in 1994, when the last Russian soldiers left this country, has no sense. If someone states that Estonia was occupied by the USSR, it means that Estonia was an ally of Nazi Germany.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it tries to promote the idea that there was no Soviet occupation of the Baltic states and that the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact did not cause the division of East and Central Europe between the USSR and Nazi Germany, causing WWII.

See similar cases on the Baltic states and the Soviet occupation here and here.

Liberals advocate cannibalism

Western liberal thought now includes advocacy of cannibalism.

Speaking at a recent culinary conference in Sweden — the widely recognized beacon of liberalism — Stockholm-based academic Magnus Söderlund stated that “the conservative taboo against cannibalism may change over time, if people simply try feeding on human flesh.”

The liberal professor said that cannibalism could be a means of fighting climate change, given that human flesh is much more environmentally friendly than beef.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative demonizing Western values and painting Europe as a continent of degrading values.

The author makes a series of remarkable logical leaps by misquoting one person and presenting the doctored quote as proof of the imminent collapse of Western culture.