Disinfo: Many respectable Americans warn about the threat of WW III

Summary

Many “respectable patriotic Americans” such as Paul Craig Roberts, Stephen Cohen, Philip Giraldi or Ray McGovern warn that there is a threat of World War III. If this happens, US will be destroyed with certainty. No Russian threat or Russian aggression exist.

Disproof

The mentioned people are well known for spreading conspiracy theories and pro-Kremlin disinformation.

Neither the US nor other NATO members have intentions to attack Russia. NATO's decision to increase its military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance is a response to Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine. As stated by NATO heads of state and government at the Wales Summit in September 2014, "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest".

The UN GA Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine, was supported by 100 United Nations member states.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue33
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: WWIII

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The United States has failed to uphold a promise that NATO would not expand into Eastern Europe, a deal made during the 1990 negotiations between the West and the Soviet Union over German unification: in February 1990 then-Secretary of State James Baker suggested that in exchange for cooperation on Germany, US could make iron-clad guarantees for Russia that NATO would not expand one inch eastward.

Disproof

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The United States has failed to uphold a promise that…

The United States has failed to uphold a promise that NATO would not expand into Eastern Europe, a deal made during the 1990 negotiations between the West and the Soviet Union over German unification: in February 1990 then-Secretary of State James Baker suggested that in exchange for cooperation on Germany, US could make iron-clad guarantees for Russia that NATO would not expand one inch eastward.

Disproof

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