Disinfo: We should call NATO a terrorist organisation if we call Daesh as such

Summary

NATO is the main source of all wars in the postwar period and the main aggressor. It is a shame to call the Islamic State a terrorist organisation and not call NATO the same, as NATO has killed more people and unleashed more conflicts than IS.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation, portraying NATO as the main threat to peace www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_111767.htm?#threat, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 94
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/01/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Keywords: International, NATO, Daesh
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US plans to invade Iran

A joint analysis of Brookings Institute and the Saban Center for Middle East Policy entitled “Which Path to Persia” gives us a strong sense of what is driving Washington and the Deep State’s agenda in the former Persian Empire. It suggests that the only way to eliminate all of the problems that Washington has with the current Iranian regime is to use the military invasion option.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. The analysis in question - which is available online and dates back to year 2009 - in fact says: "if one of the diplomatic or regime change options cannot be made to work soon, then Washington will have no choice but to adopt either Containment or one of the military options." It does not state that military intervention is the only feasible option. In fact, it lists pros and cons to all the possible approaches to Washington's Iran policy.

No evidence whatsoever that Russia interfered the US elections in 2016

Despite numerous investigations by various commissions, there is still no evidence about Russia’s influence in the 2016 US presidential elections.

Disproof

There is numerous evidence presented on the Russian attempts to influence the US elections. See the US Intelligence Community report "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections”, Twitter's has banned ads on RT and Sputnik over election interference. Facebook acknowledged that it had discovered 3,000 ads from 470 accounts connected to Internet Research Agency (the name of the infamous troll factory in St Petersburg www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency.html), . It's since revealed that those accounts collectively created 80,000 pieces of content that may have been shared, both organically and through ads, with 126 million people.

European Union does not attract its Eastern neighbours any more, Moldova dreams of returning to the Russian market

Moldova signed the association agreement with the European Union, but now it dreams of returning to the Russian market.

Disproof

No evidence given. According to a poll by the International Republican Institute, in October 2017 49 % of Moldovans preferred to join the European Union, 38 % the Customs Union/Eurasian Union (answering a question "If Moldova could only join one international economic union, which one should it be?).

The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) is compatible with all other free trade agreements that Moldova is part of, and does not limit Moldova's ability to export its products to other countries. Moldova also retains full sovereignty over its trade policy since it is not a member of any customs union. eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage_en/4011/EU-Moldova%20relations,%20Factsheet,