Disinfo: NATO is an aggressive coronavirus of capitalism

Summary

Given that America’s foreign policy goal is global domination and NATO is under the US’s control, any country can fall victim to NATO aggression. NATO enlargement is the US’s anti-democratic and anti-historical policy whereas Western European countries’ role is to teach others about democracy and human rights while eastern European countries promote confrontational, anti-Russian activities. US aggressive policies in Ukraine, where Americans allied with Ukrainian fascists [banderivtsi] and waged a geopolitical war against Russia and the multi-polar world are telling.

NATO is a militaristic coronavirus of capitalism directed against global progress. The West wishes to exploit foreign countries and deprive them of the right to independent development. China’s case in the fight against coronavirus proves that only socialism is capable of effectively coping illnesses, protect human lives, and ensure the security of countries and peoples. On the contrary, the US is on the verge of state destruction, and an anti-racist uprising of Black people serves as proof.

To end aggressive NATO’s actions, Belarus’s only smart choice is to strengthen the Union State of Belarus and Russia and develop relations with China.

Disproof

This is a mix of conspiracies aimed to discredit NATO, the US and other Western countries, and Ukraine. It is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives about NATO countries as US puppets, West's aggressive and colonial policies,  NATO belligerence towards Russia and other countries, and Fascist / Nazi Ukraine. It also paints the US's imminent collapse and inability to fight the coronavirus outbreak in contrast to China and promotes Belarus's deepened integration with Russia as the only viable development path.

EU and NATO countries are often presented by pro-Kremlin outlets as “puppet-states” of the United States. NATO is a defensive alliance with the goal to protect its member states. Every country that joins NATO undertakes to uphold its principles and policies. For more information about NATO-Russia relations and disinformation narratives about NATO, see here and here.

The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has long been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country, see an earlier debunk here. The publication presents the Russia-Ukraine conflict in a completely distorted way while in reality, massive evidence proves Russia's aggressive actions against Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the EU is ruled by an American NATO general, that the US has turned Ukraine into a puppet, and that the US and EU countries support Russophobic, neofascist, terrorist political parties and movements in the post-Soviet space.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 203
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian, Belarusian
  • Country: China, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Union State of Belarus and Russia, EU/NATO enlargement, Anti-Russian, Puppets, War in Ukraine, NATO, Nazi/Fascist

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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The systemic collapse of American society is now obvious

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about racial justice protests in US.

Despite high polarisation in the US, the unrest after the death of African American citizen George Floyd at the hands of a police officer is not a civil war and has not triggered a collapse of American society. The situation was very tense for some days and protests spread to all 50 states, while demonstrations in some cities descended into riots  and widespread looting. However, military top officials and police officers worked effectively to de-escalate the situation, and demonstrations became largely peaceful after the first days.

Lithuania’s president is the EU’s puppet, Lithuania is not sovereign

Lithuania’s policy towards Belarus is ambiguous. On the one hand, the Lithuanian leadership criticises Belarus. On the other hand, its economy is very dependent on Belarusian tourists. Without them, Lithuania’s membership of the EU would probably not last for a year. Lithuania can be named the country without a president, because its president is a puppet of the EU’s government. Lithuanians have lost their sovereignty due to the irresponsible actions of their government.

Disproof

This publication is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about lost sovereignty and socio-economic degradation in the Baltic countries.

Lithuania is an independent state, which makes sovereign decisions about its foreign and domestic policy. Its president is not the EU's, or any foreign country's, puppet. 2019 statistics show that the Baltic states demonstrated one of the leading economic growth indicators in the EU. The dynamics within the last years can be seen here.

US feeds Polish, Austrian, and Hungarian imperialistic ambitions

The Three Seas Initiative received a new impetus in 2016 due to migration crisis in the EU. The US sees it as a geopolitical buffer and develops close cooperation with its twelve member states with the aim of counteracting the development of gas transportation infrastructure between Russia and Western Europe.

The American political class feeds the ambitions of the Three Seas Initiative countries for its own interests. Poland dreams of becoming the center of restored Rzeczpospolita, Hungary wishes to gather the lands under King Saint Stephen, and Austria would like to return to the Habsburg Empire’s possessions. When the situation presents itself, these countries will oppose the EU and attempt to return to their imperial past.

The EU has become the USSR’s antipode. Upon victory in the Cold War, the West began to enlarge eastward at expense of east European countries, which it previously devastated.

 

Disproof

This article is consistent with pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives about the US presence in Europe, alleging that the United States controls the foreign policy of EU member states, the EU's imminent collapse and about Poland's ''imperial dreams''.

The statement that the Three Seas Initiative is an anti-Russian and anti-EU project fully controlled by the USA is a conspiracy theory. The Three Seas Initiative is a forum of 12 countries from Central and Eastern Europe launched in 2015. The main goal of this Initiative is to promote better connectivity among the Member States, with a particular focus on infrastructure and energy. The main projects discussed at the forums of the Three Seas Initiative are the Via CarpathiaBaltic-Adriatic CorridorVia BalticaRail Baltica and the LNG infrastructure in Poland and Croatia.