The Orthodox church is the main enemy of the zionist West

Summary

According to Zbigniew Brzezinski, after the collapse of communism, the zionist West’s main opponent became the Orthodox church. The Balkan wars in the late 1990s were a manifestation of this concept as they were clearly based on differences between civilisations.

Disproof

A conspiracy theory and recurring disinformation narrative about alleged anti-Orthodox strategy of the West, involving Zbigniew Brzezinski as a mastermind of western anti-Russian activities.

Zionism is the nationalist movement of the Jewish people that supports the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic land of Israel. The claims about the zionised West are ungrounded.

See earlier cases about the West using the Church in hybrid war against Russia and about the US pushing the Belarusian authorities to split from the Russian Orthodox Church.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 147
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus, Russian
  • Country: Russia, The West
  • Keywords: Western Balkans, Orthodox Church, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Sonar2050
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