Disinfo: NATO and the US might start WWIII

Summary

NATO and the US might start WWIII on the pretext of a cyber-attack against a NATO member.

Disproof

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".

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has stressed that NATO's cyber activities would remain purely defensive: "We have no offensive cyber doctrine or offensive cyber capability. And there are no plans for NATO as a body to use such capabilities. NATO's core cyber defense task is to defend NATO's own networks".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 32
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Cyber, WWIII, NATO
  • Outlet: the-day-x.ru
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NATO creates imaginary threats to world stability

NATO creates imaginary threats to world stability and then saber rattles to defend against aforementioned bogeyman threats.

Disproof

It is Russia who calls NATO a threat.

In addition to what happened in Georgia and Ukraine, the simulated attacks by Russian warplanes on USS Donald Cook, the abduction of Estonian security service operative, Eston Kohver, the repeated violation of the Baltic states' airspace, and dozens of other provocations by Russia suggest that Russia's threat is not "imaginary".

SVR: former High Representative of the UN died before testifying against Clinton

According to the report of Russian intelligence service SVR, former High Representative of the UN John Ash has been found dead in his house. He should have testified against Hillary Clinton.

Disproof

Conspiracy referring to a non-existent SVR report - as usual on whatdoesitmean.com. Former U.N. Diplomat John Ashe did die in a June 2016 accident, but his trial was not set to begin five days later, and he wasn't testifying against Hillary Clinton.

Ash should have stood trial because of the suspicion of tax fraud and bribery mostly at the hands of Chinese investors. He was supposed to help them arrange a UN conference center in Macau.

Ukrainian soldiers bury a Russian separatist alive

Ukrainian soldiers bury a Russian separatist alive.

Disproof

Repeating a previously debunked disinformation by Stopfake: "the video appears to be spliced together, some footage is clear, some blurry. The difference in quality between various frames is apparent and makes one wonder how the footage was filmed. It is also unclear who the men are or that they are in fact Ukrainian military as they are not wearing Ukrainian uniforms or obvious insignia."