Disinfo: The Democratic Party has officially become a fascist party of the US

Summary

The fact is that the victorious Democrats at all levels openly promise repressions for everyone who has ever supported Trump.

For several years now, critics of the regime have noted that “the Democratic Party, a bastion of progressive ideas, has officially become a fascist party of the US.”

Disproof

Disinformation, presented without any evidence, smearing the Democratic Party of the US to portray it as “facist”, consistent with the pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that the US presidential elections were rigged and casting doubt on the legitimacy of the Biden Administration.

It is not true that the Democrats somehow violated the rules of democracy. President-elect Joe Biden, who was a Democratic Party candidate, won the popular vote by 7 million votes. Although the Trump campaign filed 62 election lawsuits to overturn the result, most have been dismissed. The OSCE Observation Mission stated that the 2020 Presidential election vote was: “competitive and well managed”.

Read more OSCE statements on the American elections here.

On the 6th January 2021, during a debate in the Senate, a number of Trump supporters broke through security perimeters and violently entered the Capitol, the seat of the US parliament, the Congress. The aim of the protesters was to impede the process of formally installing Joe Biden as the President of the United States, despite Biden winning the November election. An overview of the incident can be found here.

See earlier related disinformation claims, alleging that the US enters an era of neo-liberal totalitarianism, that the "Democrats" usurpation of power in the US is a fact, that if Trump surrenders, an era of neo-liberal fascism will start in the USA, that contemporary liberalism is totalitarian and a crime against humanity; that "deep state" won't allow Joe Biden to soften US policy towards China; that Joe Biden was elected thanks to a massive election fraud.

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  • Reported in: Issue 227
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Totalitarianism, Democratic Party (US), Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Nazi/Fascist
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CIA was behind events in Vilnius in January 1991

Behind the events in Vilnius in 1991 was the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). CIA taught and armed Lithuanian nationalists.

The group of CIA agents arrived in Vilnius at the end of 1990. The heads of the group were Andrew Eiva and Leonard Hof.

In 1991 Andrew Eiva armed people who were ready to defend the building of Supreme Council of Lithuania. He asked to equip defenders with guns, explosives and Molotov’s cocktails. Andrew Eiva organised explosions in homes and places of dislocation of the Soviet troops. He was head of the rebels who struggled with the Soviet forces.

To events in Vilnius also was linked “father of colour revolutions” Professor Gene Sharp.

Disproof

The claim advances a recurring claim that behind the events of January 13, 1991, in Vilnius stood the US. The Lithuanian struggle for independence from the Soviet Union is presented as the first “colour revolution”.

This is part of the broad disinformation campaign linked to the commemoration of events when thirty years ago thousands of Lithuanians gathered at the TV tower, the Radio and Television headquarters and the Parliament building in the capital, Vilnius, to take a stand against Soviet troops deployed to crush Lithuanian independence. During events of January 13, 1991, Soviet troops still garrisoned in the capital Vilnius, attacked its TV broadcast tower and sole TV station, killing civilians standing as human shields there. The events of January 13, 1991, and the offences committed by the USSR troops have been extensively documented. See also BBC reporting from 1991.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine calls for friendship with Russia

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine calls for friendship with Russia. Kyiv is confident that cooperation with Russia will resume after Ukraine stops the punitive operation in Donbas.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative aiming to present Ukraine as the aggressor in its Eastern region, Donbas.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak did not make any "calls for friendship with Russia". His words were quoted incorrectly and manipulatively.

The campaign to combat the Russian media in the Baltics is part of the West's larger geopolitical strategy

In the Baltic countries and in particular in Latvia they have been trying to neutralise the alternative opinion for a quarter of a century. These are methodical actions to oust any Russian influence…

The campaign to combat Russian media in the Baltics is part of the West’s larger geopolitical strategy.

The reason for the Russophobic policy is primarily due to the fact that the collective West supports those who support this same Russophobic policy and carry out their tasks. The Baltic countries have been assigned to create a “cordon sanitaire” around Russia, which they call a geopolitical adversary. Actually, that’s why all this is happening. And the floor is given to those who are just sharpened for such an anti-Russian policy.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative about the Russophobic West, painting Western governments as hostile toward "alternative voices" in the media, particularly Russian ones. Relevant disinformation claims can be found here, here and here.

This claim tries to portray EU sanctions on Russia, the result of its illegal actions in Ukraine, as unfair persecution against Sputnik and its employees, and against media freedom in general. In Latvia as well as in Lithuania and Estonia, Sputnik and RT are being accused of spreading disinformation, violating copyrights and acting as propaganda instruments. Different parties based their accusations on publicly available results of investigations conducted by relevant authorities and regulatory bodies as follows.