Disinfo: The US wants to force Beijing and Moscow into total geopolitical capitulation


The United States wants to provoke the collapse of the Chinese and Russian economies and to force Beijing, as well as Moscow, into total geopolitical capitulation.


No supporting evidence is provided for these accusations. Conspiracy theory.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US and other Western states allegedly pursuing a belligerent and hostile agenda against Russia and China.

There is no evidence that the US aims to achieve Russia’s geopolitical capitulation and/or economic collapse. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia, US/NATO military aggression towards Russia, and alleged US funding of "colour revolutions" in Russia and other post-Soviet states.

Furthermore, the US is not aiming to provoke the collapse of the Chinese economy. Although China and the US, the world's two largest economies, are locked in a trade battle, the two economies are in fact deeply interdependent.

The US-China dispute, which has simmered for nearly 18 months, has seen both countries impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of one another's goods.

US President Donald Trump has long accused China of unfair trading practices and intellectual property theft, while Beijing perceives that the US is trying to curb its rise as a global economic power. However, in December, the two sides announced a preliminary deal though some of the thorniest issues remain unresolved.

See here for a quick guide to the US-China trade war.


  • Reported in: Issue 179
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/01/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Italian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: China, US, Russia
  • Keywords: War preparation, Anti-Russian, Encircling Russia, Destabilising Russia, Colour revolutions, Sanctions
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Disinfo: The United States might have provoked Iran to open fire against a civilian aircraft

The former commander of the surface-to-air defence section of the Russian Air Force does not exclude that an American reconnaissance UAV, sent to Iran after Tehran’s missile attack on US bases in Iraq, was present close to the Ukrainian passenger aircraft.


A claim, not supported by any documents. Iran has officially admitted the downing a result of a human error and has allowed independent experts access to the crash site.

Disinfo: The United States has developed a method for downing civilian aircraft

The nose part of the [Russian built] “TOR” 9M330 surface-to-air missile was, according to publications on the Internet, laying almost ideally placed under the aircraft, in full working order and ideally coloured. Any civilian aircraft has transponders, connecting them to the air dispatchers and the military simply cannot know what kind of object is approaching. “This is typical for our comrades the Americans. Since 1978 there have been seven cases of downing of aircraft by American actions. One can see an entire method being designed”.


A claim, not supported by any documents. Iran has officially admitted the downing a result of a human error and has allowed independent experts access to the crash site. The claim that US systematically is downing civilian aircraft is merely an unfounded conspiracy theory. There certainly have been tragic cases of military action against civilian aircraft, and at some occasions - by US military. A notable example is the Iran Air flight 655, which was downed by a hit by a SM-2MR surface-to-air missile fired from a US naval ship. The United States accepted responsibility for the tragedy at a settlement in the International Court of Justice.