Disinfo: The only inspiration for the Polish foreign policy are the phone calls from the US Embassy

Summary

The only inspiration for the Polish foreign policy is the orders from Washington, and more precisely – the phone calls from the US Ambassador Mosbacher. As long as this situation continues, the Polish diplomacy will not need any true inspiration.

Disproof

A common pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty”, Poland and the US presence in Europe.

The statement that the US authorities and the US Embassy in Warsaw have a decisive impact on the formation of the foreign policy of Poland is a conspiracy theory. Poland is an independent state, which shapes its own foreign and domestic policies. Read more about the key aspects of the Polish foreign policy here.

See other messages promoting the statement that Poland is not a sovereign state - Poland is not a sovereign statePoland is not perceived as a country with an independent foreign policy, and Poland is governed by the US Embassy.

This message appeared in the same article as the claim that the Three Seas Initiative is an American project against the European Union.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 214
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/09/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: US, Poland
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, US presence in Europe, Puppets, Sovereignty

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The US encouraged escalation of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to provoke war between Russia and Turkey

The Atlantic bloc would benefit from a large-scale war between Russia and Turkey over Nagorno- Karabakh. It is in the interest of the US to stoke conflict between Russia and Turkey, both of which challenge the global unipolar order. Washington’s interest is for  Russia and Turkey to fight each other instead of fighting US hegemony. By deviating Russia’s and Turkey’s attention towards Nagorno-Karabakh the US will be able to increase its influence considerably in Syria, Libya, in the  Eastern Mediterranean as a whole, and in other regions where Moscow and Ankara have become important players.

It is significant that the escalation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh is taking place at the same time as other attacks conducted by the Atlantic bloc: the revolts in Belarus and the pressure on Germany to abandon Nord Stream 2 (in relation to the “poisoning of Alexei Navalny”).

Disproof

This is a  conspiracy theory, now being spread by several pro-Kremlin outlets, suggesting that the recent escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is in the interest of the US and the West and is the result of deliberate US actions aimed at harming Russia and its interests.

The article even claims that the escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh, the protests in Belarus, and the pressures to abandon Nord Stream 2 as a result of the Navalny poisoning are all three US-inspired coordinated attacks on Russia. This message is consistent with the broad pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the US and other Western states allegedly pursue a belligerent and hostile agenda against Russia.

The USA uses Navalny poisoning in order to promote its expensive fuel to Europe

The Americans are the most interested side in the situation [around Navalny poisoning] – they need constant economic fights, especially if there is talk about fuel.

This situation is about pushing Russia to the “sanction area” and convincing Europe not to do business with Russia. The background of this situation is big money. The American fuel is not the cheapest – that is why it is in the interest of the USA to get rid of competitors using all possible means.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

There are no grounds for connecting Navalny's poisoning with Nord Stream 2, or to allege US involvement in the incident. The pro-Kremlin outlets actively accuse the USA in the use of the situation around Navalny in order to promote the American LNG to Europe - this statement should be perceived as a conspiracy theory.

Navalny uses his own poisoning to promote himself

Navalny “feeds” on the topic of Putin – without Putin, there is no Navalny, because, in this situation, his activities lose all their meaning. Navalny uses the current situation in all possible ways in order to promote himself. That is why all of his statements and comments are worth nothing.

It is difficult to understand why the European Union addresses the issue of Navalny relying on some groundless declarations – there is no evidence confirming these claims. Navalny is an oppositionist, who has his own life plan – such countries as Germany and France should not take any actions only because Navalny made some claims. It is not the reason for the EU to introduce next sanctions against Russia relying on some statements of Navalny.

Disproof

This message is a conspiracy theory  advancing recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the poisoning of Alexey Navalny.

A prominent Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny fell ill during a flight and the plane had to make an emergency landing in Omsk, where doctors said he was in a coma and they were trying to save his life. Since then he has been transferred to Berlin and is receiving treatment at Berlin’s Charite Hospital. The German federal government said that toxicological tests provided  “unequivocal evidence of a chemical nerve agent of the Novichok group” in the blood samples of Alexei Navalny. The European Union condemned the poisoning of Alexei Navalny in the strongest possible terms.