Disinfo: The CIA is organising a colour revolution in the US to oust Donald Trump after the November 2020 elections

Summary

Russiagate and Impeachgate were failed coups d’état. The Deep State has decided to oust President Donald Trump by means of a colour revolution because it is aware that should Trump be re-elected he will be able to deal with the treason against him. The US media, as well as numerous websites financed by the CIA and foundations and corporations through which the CIA operates, are instilling the idea in the minds of Americans that Trump will not leave office if he loses, or that he will steal the election with fraud and therefore must be forced out. Trump’s legitimate victory in the elections is not deemed possible. Should Trump win the election, Antifa and Black Lives Matter will again unleash violent protests in US cities, as they have done recently thanks to support from the Deep State. The CIA will make sure that the violence is well funded . The media and the Democratic Party will explain that the violence is necessary to liberate America from a tyrant.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. The article provides no evidence to support its claims. The article repeats the recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation message claiming that a “colour revolution” in the US is underway, or will be implemented, to oust President Donald Trump. According to this narrative, the “colour revolution” is organised by the Democratic Party, the “Deep State”, and/or “globalist élites” such as George Soros, which are allegedly orchestrating and financing violent protests in US cities. This message is consistent with the broad pro-Kremlin narrative that portrays any spontaneous disorders and civil uprisings in many countries (including the anti-racist protests in the US) as "colour revolutions" orchestrated by shadowy élites or Western intelligence services. There is no evidence that the anti-racist protests in the United States were and are directed and funded by shadowy actors - such as the Deep State, the CIA or the Democratic Party - with the goal of removing Trump. The protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out in the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on the 25 May 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US. There is also no evidence that US intelligence and security agencies are planning to unleash violent protests involving Black Lives Matters and Antifa after the November elections in order to remove Trump should he win the elections in November. Read previous cases claiming that the US riots are a Maidan-style plot to oust Trump and that the US is suffering from a colour revolution it used to support abroad.

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  • Reported in: Issue 213
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/09/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Italian, English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests, Democratic Party (US), Donald Trump, Colour revolutions, CIA, Conspiracy theory
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The West carries out a colour revolution in Belarus and tears away Minsk from Moscow

The West is trying to arrange a new “adventure” in Belarus. The US and the EU want to “tear away” Minsk from Moscow, using the so-called “Ukrainian strategy”, as well as the instruments used during “colour revolutions”.

Disproof

This is part of an ongoing pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on Belarus based on recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives, such as accusing other countries of interference and portraying popular protests against electoral fraud in the country as a Western-led colour revolution. The protests in Belarus erupted to contest the results of the presidential elections in Belarus that took place on the 9 August, which are considered fraudulent by a large part of Belarusian society. The European Union has also stated that the elections were neither free nor fair. There is no evidence that the protests in Belarus are funded and organised externally. Pro-Kremlin media frequently use disinformation narratives about popular protests around the world allegedly incited and funded by the US and other Western states. It has been applied, among others, to protests in Ukraine, Venezuela, Georgia, and Belarus, as well as to present a deceiving narrative on the aggressive West constantly preparing new coups. See similar cases claiming that the protests in Belarus are a colour revolution conducted according to a Maidan scenario and that the West wants to prepare Maidan in Belarus.

Russia doesn't possess Novichok

All stockpiles of the toxic “Novichok” (in Russia) were destroyed and disposed.

Disproof

This is part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after the use of a chemical nerve agent of the Novichok group was established beyond any doubt by a specialist Bundeswehr laboratory. In September 2017, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed the full destruction of the 39,967 metric tons of chemical weapons possessed by Russia, but Novichoks were never declared to the OPCW and weren’t included in the Chemical Weapons Convention until 2019. The use of multiple and simultaneous versions about an event involving questionable actions by the Russian government or its allies, in order to confound citizens about the actual truth, is a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation strategy, already seen in the cases of the MH17 downing, the illegal annexation of Crimea, the murder attempt against Sergei and Yulia Skripal or chemical attacks in Syria. See other examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives on Alexei Navalny’s poisoning in our database, such as claims that only caffeine and alcohol were found in his blood, that the US wanted to use it to block Nord Stream 2 and Russia’s vaccine against coronavirus, that the West hopes that he dies to have an excuse for new sanctions, or that Western accusations about Navalny’s case are as false as they were about Sergei Skripal and Alexander Litvinenko.

Another reason would be found for sanctions, if there had been no Navalany

If there was no Navalny, they would have come up with another reason to introduce additional sanctions. We are now being asked to confess, we are told: “Don’t you believe the Bundeswehr specialists? How can this be? These conclusions have been confirmed by the French and Swedes. Don’t you believe us?” In Russia one cannot open a criminal case based on hearsay.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, portraying Western governments and institutions as inherently Russophobic and always trying to harm Russia. An unsupported conspiracy claiming that the poisoning of Navalny is a secret project to introduce sanctions on Russia. Prominent Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny fell ill during a flight from Siberia to Moscow on the 20th of August. Initially hospitalised in Omsk, at the request of his family he was transferred to Charité hospital in Berlin. Clinical findings at the Charité hospital indicated that Navalny was poisoned with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors. Subsequent toxicological tests provided unequivocal evidence of a chemical nerve agent of the Novichok group in the blood samples of Alexei Navalny. France and Sweden confirmed that the cause of his illness was Novichok, a Russian nerve agent. Samples taken from Navalny had also been sent for testing to the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. Pro-Kremlin disinformation is trying to link the Navalny poisoning case with various factors - the US' fight against the Russian vaccine, the fight against Nord Stream 2, the fight against Putin to curb his desire to interfere in Belarus’ affairs. See related disinformation cases alleging that the West will falsely accuse Russia of poisoning Navalny as with Skripal and Litvinenko; the West has an interest in the death of Navalny to launch a new wave of sanctions against Russia, that the West needed the pretext to open sanctions against Russia, and that there is no evidence Navalny was poisoned, and many questions to be answered on Navalny blood tests in Berlin, and that the Navalny poisoning could be a strategy of the West to introduce anti-Russian sanctions.