Disinfo: NATO and the "deep state" are pursuing a war-preparation policy and hinder cooperation between Trump and Putin

Summary

NATO and the “deep state” are pursuing a war-preparation policy and hinder cooperation between Trump and Putin. The dream of the Western warmongers will come true next spring (during NATO military exercises). Just in time for the Moscow celebrations for the end of the war in 1945, the tank engines will roar across Germany and past Dresden to the east. It will be a march against Russia as the world has not seen it since the “Operation Barbarossa”. The people in Russia must gain the impression that the Second World War is to be fought further during the NATO large-scale manoeuvres before the anniversary of the end of the war in 1945. The impeachment proceedings against the American President Trump are proceeding exactly according to this timetable pattern. This is for conspiracy practitioners. The roadmap for this trial is designed to prevent President Putin and President Trump from meeting in Davos at the end of January 2020 and possibly discussing in private things that could work against the war interests of the “deep state”. It is enough for the Washington warlords to imagine that President Trump could do without an interpreter from the US State Department’s resistance nest. The entire absurdity of Western and, above all, NATO policy lies in this notion. There goes a presidential candidate named Trump and declares to strive for good relations with Russia.

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. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO's belligerent agenda. No evidence given. The idea of a "deep state" has always been very popular among conspiracy theorists. Its manifestations might be different, but generally the concept conjures up the image of a small group of men, deciding the fate of the world behind the scenes. However, there is no evidence of such a 'deep state' existing in the United States. Therefore there is also no evidence that NATO has any connection to the so-called 'deep state'. NATO poses no threat to Russia. It 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. Moreover, NATO has reached out to Russia consistently, transparently and publicly over the past 26 years. The Alliance created unique cooperation bodies – the Permanent Joint Council and the NATO-Russia Council – to embody its relationship with Russia. It has invited Russia to cooperate on missile defence, an invitation extended to no other partner. Read more examples of this narrative alleging that “deep state” fights with Trump and that “deep state” shapes the US foreign policy.

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  • Reported in: Issue 178
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/12/2019
  • Outlet language(s) German
  • Country: Germany, US, Russia
  • Keywords: West, War preparation, Deep state, Anti-Russian, Conspiracy theory, NATO, Warmongering
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Normandy summit aimed at solving Ukraine's internal problems

The so-called Normandy summit taking place on 9th December in France is designed to help Ukraine overcome its internal divisions and problems.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative which masks the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014 as a civil conflict. The Normandy format has been in place since 2014 and resulted thus far in six official meetings between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany. The aim of each summit since February 2015 has been to achieve a peaceful settlement of the Donbas conflict by implementing the so-called Minsk agreements. Without mentioning Russian personnel and hardware by name, the agreements call for the withdrawal of "all foreign armed formations, military equipment, as well as mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine" (para. 10).

OPCW covered up the chemical attack in Douma

The “Wikileaks” website published last November an email from a member of the “Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons” investigation team about the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma in 2018, in which he accused the organization of covering up a defect in the report alleging the use of chlorine in Douma.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative seeking to absolve the Assad regime of responsibility for chemical attacks perpetrated in the course of the Syrian civil war, as well as to undermine the credibility and independence of the OPCW.

The internal OPCW e-mail message sent to WikiLeaks on June 22, 2018, by an unidentified member of OPCW’s Fact-Finding Mission (FFM), does not accuse the OPCW management of deliberately manipulating and suppressing evidence gathered by the FFM in order to blame the Assad government for the Douma attack and to justify Western military intervention against Syria.

WADA's decision is unfounded and illegal

The decision of WADA is illegal and unreasonable. Therefore, it should be objectively examined by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). On a formal far-fetched pretext, the status of RUSADA was temporarily suspended.

Disproof

One of the methods of Kremlin disinformation is to deny the authority of international organisations and independent agencies and question their missions. See examples: "The exclusion of Russian athletes in the Olympics is a form of war" and "There is no evidence that Russian athletes have been using doping". The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments around the world. Its key purpose is to carry out the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonising anti-doping policies in all sports and in all countries. WADA reports cases of non-compliance to its stakeholders who have jurisdiction to impose sanctions, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Olympic charter was amended in 2003 to state that the adoption of the Code by the Olympic movement is mandatory. Only sports that adopt and implement the Code can be included and remain in the programme of the Olympic Games. If a country does not ratify the International Convention against Doping in Sport, it may be subject to sanctions from the IOC and from other sports organisations, including losing the right to host the Olympic Games. The Russian Olympic Committee, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency 'RUSADA' and the Paralympic Committee have accepted the WADA Code. On November 25th 2019, WADA said its independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) was recommending that RUSADA be declared non-compliant with the Code. Russia’s handling of WADA’s requests during the investigation of doping violations is “an extremely serious case of non-compliance” with several “aggravating features,” WADA stated. Commenting on the latest WADA CRC recommendations, head of RUSADA Ganus said “you can use political slogans as much as you like,” but the “reality of the situation” is that Russia’s sports authorities “did not do what could have been done” to explain the alterations to the database. There are no legal grounds to dispute the non-compliance (decision)."