The drone attack on Saudi oil facilities was a false flag operation, orchestrated by Saudi Arabia

Summary

The drone attack on Saudi oil facilities was a false flag operation orchestrated by Saudi Arabia, Israel and US neo-conservatives close to former National Security Adviser John Bolton in order to sabotage US President Trump’s efforts to engage in dialogue with Iran.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about secret élites with a bellicose agenda that seek to manipulate US foreign policy.

Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided.

For a similar case see here 

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  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: US, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia
  • Keywords: Secret elites / global elites
  • Outlet: Sputnik Italia
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Western media distort election results to paint false pictures of “loser Putin” and “hero Navalny”

British news agency Reuters’ report on regional elections in Russia has ignored the overall result of United Russia, homing in on the party’s loss of a third of its seats in the Moscow city assembly. Reuters then contemplated a possible “beginning of the end” for Vladimir Putin, speculated on Putin’s downfall in the 2024 presidential elections and made an unwarranted comparison to Erdoğan’s election losses in Ankara and Istanbul.

Other influential Western media have furthered these false conclusions and presented Alexei Navalny as a hero of the elections, although he is a marginal figure in Russia and his only goal is to delegitimise the elections. Navalny actually avoided running both in the 2019 regional and 2018 Moscow mayoral elections (but this exposure in the West will certainly bring him new grants on account of working towards Putin’s alleged downfall).

Disproof

These false claims were spread across two complementary reports of Sputnik Serbia, published on September 14th (“How Putin “lost” the elections in Moscow”) and September 15th (“The West is rejoicing Putin’s decline, but what really happened”).

Reuters’ report on the results of regional elections in Russia, published on September 9th, does not mention Putin’s “downfall”, nor did Reuters compare Putin to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in this, or any other report on the results of the regional elections held on September 8th in Russia.

Moldova refuses to support the Ukrainian plan to stop the transit of Russian gas

Chisinau refused to play with Ukraine against Russia. Moldova refuses to support the Ukrainian plan to stop the transit of Russian gas.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative blaming Ukraine for the disruption of gas talks between Russia and Ukraine and plans to cut gas transit from Russia to the EU.

There is no official position in Chisinau that would deny support to Kyiv. The Ukraine - Russia gas transit contract expires in January 2020. In this context, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, said that there is a risk that from January 1, 2020 the Republic of Moldova will remain without Russian gas, if Ukraine will prohibit its transit on its territory. This specified that Chisinau has solutions in case of cessation.

Russia may stop the Americanisation of Ukraine

There is only one way to stop the Americanisation of Ukraine: to issue Russian passports to all Ukrainian citizens. This will be the end for the existence of the country.

Disproof

This is another Kremlin narrative that Ukraine is under the full control of the United States. Ukraine is a sovereign state whose territorial integrity and independence is recognised by both the United States and the European Union. The EU and the US do not control Ukraine.

Ukraine itself has chosen the western course of development by joining the Eastern Partnership program for cooperation with the European Union, the Association Agreement with the EU, creating a free trade zone, liberalising the visa regime with the EU, developing the energy sector and maintaining stability, security in the region and much more.