Disinfo: Germany is not truly sovereign and is strictly overseen by the US

Summary

Anti-Russian policy is the standard, both for the United States and its followers, including Germany. Despite all the independence and sovereignty that this country [Germany] appears to have, German politicians are subject to strict oversight by Washington. Consequently, they bark in the desired direction [by the US].

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the “lost sovereignty” of European countries. European countries are often presented as a “vassals" of the United States. This narrative includes a message that the US manipulates its European allies in order to carry out anti-Russian policies.

See similar disinformation cases alleging that Ukraine is ruled by foreigners, the Baltic states are not really countries, and the EU is directed by Washington.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 186
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: Russia, US, Germany
  • Keywords: Puppets, Sovereignty

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty”, Russophobia, and US presence in Europe. Pro-Kremlin outlets often allege that Poland, Baltic States or other European countries are US vassals and the Americans fully control their foreign policy. This message is also part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism.

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Coronavirus is an attempt by the Anglo-Saxons to control China

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Disproof

This is a coronavirus-related conspiracy theory aimed to discredit the West and the so-called Anglo-Saxons. In the pro-Kremlin media, the term “Anglo-Saxons” means “evil”, “belligerent” and “morally corrupt” Westerners, as explained by our earlier analysis.

The Opium Wars were a dark page in the British Empire and, more generally, in the West's history. However, the parallels with the current coronavirus epidemic are unfounded and only serve to groundlessly imply that the West purposefully uses it against China to reach economic and political goals.

Coronavirus is an ethnic biological weapon

Coronavirus is an ethnic biological weapon used by countries against a hostile population.

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the biological weapons and the Lugar Lab in Georgia.

The current coronavirus (2019-nCoV) comes from a family of viruses that include other viruses such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading with new cases being reported in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Europe, North America and the Middle East, causing more than 700 deaths by 10 February 2020.