Disinfo: OHCHR report is based on flimsy White Helmets statements

Summary

Moscow has repeatedly refuted these allegations (by the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria on “committing war crimes” in this country), and confirmed that it is based on flimsy statements from “the artists of fabricated news”, such as “White Helmets”.

Disproof

The allegations are false and aiming at depicting the White Helmets as terrorists.

The latest report from the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria which is made of three independent experts, is the UN’s first explicit acknowledgement of Moscow’s role in destroying civilian infrastructure in rebel-held areas and focuses on events of July 2019 to January this year, and in particular attacks by “pro-government forces” on civilian targets like medical facilities, driving 700,000 civilians from their homes.

The report gave evidence that Russian jets were responsible for bombing both a market place and a rural shelter for Syrians who had fled fighting elsewhere, even though there was no evidence of military targets in those areas.

The commission “has reasonable grounds to believe that a Russian aircraft participated in” attacking the market and camp, it said. “In both incidents, the Russian air force did not direct the attacks at a specific military objective, amounting to the war crime of launching indiscriminate attacks in civilian areas”.

Furthermore, President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s withdrawal from a Geneva Conventions protocol authorising investigations into potential war crimes against civilians in October, days after the country’s defence ministry denied reports it had bombed four Syrian hospitals in May.

On the other hand, The White Helmets are a staple topic of pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives on the Syrian civil war, having already been accused of numerous other provocations and war crimes including organ trafficking; aiding terrorist organizations; staging and/or perpetrating chemical attacks, sometimes with the help of Western intelligence agencies. A majority of these claims are unburdened by evidence and often rely on meaningless formulations such as "according to information provided by X," "there are reasons to assume," and so forth.

Read more allegations that the Russian army doesn’t deliberately target civilians, or that Amnesty International is an ideological tool of US security services or claims about the anti-Russian bias of the OPCW.

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The blockade of the economy under the pretext of coronavirus has been prepared for a long time

Coronavirus is a so-called pandemic. The economic crisis caused by the so-called pandemic was thought of a long time ago. The final decision to start a special operation, code-named COVID-19, was made at a closed meeting of the World Economic Forum Summit in Davos. The decision was announced a week later by the World Health Organization. As a result, Bill Gates, the American billionaire began to take over this organisation. His foundation became the main donor to WHO.

Disproof

A conspiracy theory about the coronavirus pandemic sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling the world. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 11 March, acknowledging that the virus had become a global phenomenon. Before that date, the situation was being described as an epidemic, illustrating that the virus had already spread to many people, and many communities, at the same time. As of 20th May, the total number of COVID-19 cases detected had passed 4.7 million. COVID-19 comes from a family of viruses originating in animals that include other viruses such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading across the world, with cases being reported in over 190 countries, territories and areas. The number of COVID-19 global deaths has now passed 318,000. See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.

Western elites implementing their plan X through pandemic

What is happening with the so-called pandemic in the world is the implementation of a certain plan of the Western elites. Or rather, transnational ruling classes. If the new coronavirus really was sudden for them, then COVID-19 appeared very much on time. In this case, it became the pretext for the implementation of a carefully thought-out plan X. In any case, we are dealing with the concealment of some kind of truth. One of two things: either this is a conspiracy of political leaders who, for some reason, are under the global “quarantine dictatorship”. Or the leaders received some secret information with no permission to disclose in order to avoid possible mass panic.

Disproof

This is a recurring conspiracy theory about the coronavirus pandemic, biological weapons, and one of the common pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about a Deep State or Shadow Government of all-powerful groups ruling the world and controlling leaders.This is part of the ongoing pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on the coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications, and by the European External Action Service. There is no evidence to support the claim that the coronavirus has been artificially created or developed as a biological weapon. The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) comes from a family of viruses that include other viruses such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading, with new cases being reported in more than 200 countries around the world. Read other similar cases claiming that Pentagon-funded biological laboratories are involved in the creation of the coronavirus, that the coronavirus is a bioweapon brought to Italy by the “Deep State”, that COVID-19 is a bioweapon created by Soros, Bill Gates and the "Deep state", that COVID-19 is a fake and a political move to install hegemony, and that COVID-19 vaccines will lead to Full Spectrum Dominance by the Deep Dark State.

Russian media is more independent than its American counterpart

It has been the practice in the White House to invite representatives of the US media, and to give them some “advice” about what to focus on and what to neglect. In Moscow there is no such tradition, and any journalist or analyst has the right to write whatever they want.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Western media not being independent and biased while Russia protects freedom of speech and the press. Contrary to the claim, the Kremlin organises regular briefings with the leading media outlets to hand out instructions on how to write and about what.

According to the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, Russia is in 149th place out of 180 countries. On the other hand, the US according to the same index, ranks in 45th place.