Greta Thunberg is an artificial project, behind which there are serious racketeers

Summary

Greta Thunberg is an artificial project, behind her there are serious racketeers. Poor girl is being manipulated.

Disproof

Greta Thunberg is viciously being attacked by Russian state media. This claim is a conspiracy presented without any evidence. It is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about international youth protests started by the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

This is also a recurring disinformation narrative about the West exploiting the environmental agenda and climate change topic to do harm to Russia, and that global warming is a "hoax" perpetrated by special interest groups like green businesses that stand to benefit from the climate hysteria. In fact, the existence of anthropogenic climate change is a matter of scientific consensus. Only a tiny minority of scientists dispute this consensus: the Earth is warming through the greenhouse effect; human activities - including use of fossil fuels, cutting down rain-forests, and farming livestock - are a major cause of the warming; and, unchecked, this rapid warming presents significant risks to human communities and natural systems. Preventing dangerous consequences of climate change is a key priority for the EU. 

See earlier disinformation cases alleging, that Greta Thunberg is a mouthpiece used by the lobbyists of green energy giants and that the climate mafia is exploiting Greta Thunberg to lower living standards.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 169
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Armenia, Europe
  • Keywords: Greta Thunberg
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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Americans built military base in Macedonia and plan to kill people with drones from there

The Americans built a military base in North Macedonia two years ago. It is one among 1,500 military bases in the world, and was made without an agreement between states but with a deal with just one or two Macedonian politicians. Two years ago, the US army came here and built a drone aircraft runway for their base. The purpose was to enable attacks with the most deadly drones for the purposes of the Americans and NATO in the fights against terrorism in the Middle East or the countries in Africa. Now, with this arrangement, foreign soldiers operating in the base are protected with special laws and the host country has no jurisdiction in punishing them and they are free to commit crimes and genocides. For example, these foreign soldiers can murder and rape, and there will be no legal consequences.

Disproof

This story is false and pushing an anti-NATO narrative designed to disrupt Montenegro’s road to NATO membership. Regarding co-operation between the armies of America and North Macedonia, this, in fact, only involved a joint exercise entitled "Decisive strike". In 2017, the two armies built the aircraft runway together for the purposes of the exercise in the military training facility "Krivolak". The article claims that two people decided to turn Krivolak into an American military base. Macedonia has no signed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) agreement with any country. This (SOFA) agreement is mandatory if allies wish to build a base within NATO countries.

According to the annual budget of the American Ministry of Defense, there are 500 military bases in the world. None of them are in Macedonia.

Greek church recognised Ukrainian Orthodox Church after being influenced by the U.S.

The main reason for this shameful and criminal move of the hierarchs of the Church of Greece was the political pressure of the U.S. authorities. The intervention of the American state in church affairs was unprecedentedly rude in nature, although it was described as a “defence of religious freedom”.

Disproof

conspiracy theory presented without any supporting evidence. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

The process of recognition was initiated by the Orthodox Church of Greece at the beginning on 8 January 2019, when the Permanent Synod of the Church of Greece decided that the issue of recognition would be dealt by the Synod of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece.

NATO is an instrument of US foreign policy and poses a threat to Russia

NATO is simply an instrument of US foreign policy. No one has any doubts about it. This is what is being talked about in Europe.

The stationing of NATO weapons very close to the Russian borders is a “destructive activity” and poses a threat to Russia. Another problem is that NATO countries are hardly allowed to say anything against the Alliance stationing certain types of equipment on their territory. For example, parts of the missile defence system that would be deployed in Romania and soon also in Poland.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on NATO as a geopolitical project of the US and NATO as having a belligerent agenda against Russia.

NATO is not an instrument of US foreign policy. NATO was founded in 1949 by twelve sovereign nations: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. It has since grown to 29 Allies who each took an individual and sovereign decision to join this Alliance.