Disinfo: The US is heading towards a civil war

Summary

The Biden – Harris couple did not win the elections, they occupied the White House. The counting of the presidential election took place in many places behind closed doors, as in a dictatorship. The US is becoming more divided every day and is heading towards a civil war. When the Soviet Union broke up, Professor Igor Panarin predicted that the United States would soon fall apart too and would break up into several different countries along ethnic lines. The events of September 11 temporarily prevented the disintegration of the United States and allowed Washington to once again become master of the world.

Disproof

The article contains two recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives. The first narrative is about an imminent civil war and state collapse in America, with the disintegration the United States into separate nations. The second narrative claims that the 2020 US Presidential elections were fraudulent and seeks to de-legitimise the conduct and results of these elections.

The article provides no evidence to support its claims that the US is heading towards civil war and that the 2020 US presidential elections were fraudulent.

Predictions about a US civil war or state collapse in the US have been a common pro-Kremlin narrative since the fall of the Soviet Union. The geopolitica.ru article approvingly quotes the theory about the disintegration of the United States devised by Igor Panarin - a former Soviet KGB and Russian intelligence officer, a political science professor and author of influential studies on information warfare - who declared in 1998 that the United States would disintegrate into six nations around 2010.

Furthermore, there is no evidence that the US 2020 presidential elections were fraudulent. Allegations of electoral fraud have been dismissed more than 60 times by different US courts and judges, both Republican and Democrats, due to lack of any significant evidence, including the Supreme Court on two occasions.

In its interim assessment on the conduct of the election, the OSCE finds that the contest was "competitive and well managed" (p. 1), noting that "evidence-deficient claims about election fraud" (ibid.) have been refuted by "election officials at all levels" (p. 3) and "national security agencies" (p. 11).

There were extensive investigations about possible frauds, and most fraud claims turn out to be unfounded. This unprecedented scrutiny led to the conclusion that the November 3rd elections were the most secure election in the history of the United States.

Read similar cases claiming that the US is collapsing and is no longer a country nor a nation, that the Democratic party came to power by falsifying the election results and that the US is a failed state and is unable to control its own electoral process.

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  • Reported in: Issue 229
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Italian, English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, 9/11, Civil war, Manipulated elections/referendum, Joe Biden
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US citizens, like the citizens of North Korea, have no influence on the country's decision making

There is no democracy in the United States of America. The only difference between the United States and any of the most oppressive regimes in the world is that thanks to its theft of the whole world, it has become richer, and thus the contradictions in American society until recently remained hidden to the extent that the main political news on television was about a cat that is afraid of getting off the tree, and the political programmes of the rival presidential candidates were almost carbon copy. Therefore, there was no need for the army to control the citizens. The propaganda and the absence of alternative media (such as RT) were sufficient. Moreover, the citizens of the United States of America have the same influence over decision making as the citizens of North Korea.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, which seeks to discredit the United States and liberal democracies by claiming that liberal societies are totalitarian systems and that liberal democracies, like 20th-century totalitarian dictatorships, practice repression against the population.

Although the US and other Western democracies today face multiple and serious domestic and foreign threats, it is not true that liberal democracies are obsolete, have collapsed or are being replaced with dictatorships. Reports of the death of liberal democracy have been greatly exaggerated. Moreover, the article’s attempt to equate the West’s liberal societies to totalitarian regimes is an obvious falsification of reality. According to the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, which is based on a large number of objective criteria, places the US is in 45th place out of 180 countries, whereas North Korea is in the last 180th rank.

Lithuania is one of the least peaceful countries in Europe

Lithuania is one of the least peaceful countries in Europe according to the “Global Peace Index”. Lithuania is on 36th position.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying Lithuania as an aggressive, unfriendly and unpeaceful country.

The message is highly manipulative. The “Global Peace Index 2020” ranked 163 countries, putting Lithuania on 36th position, not far from its neighbours - Latvia (34th position), Estonia (30th position), and Poland (29th position). The infographic presented in the article does not include Russia, which is, for comparison, on 154th position according to the “Global Peace Index 2020”.

Countries like Ukraine are neither prosperous nor democratic because they submit to the US influence

The countries that give the US the keys to controlling it, like Ukraine, achieve neither prosperity nor democracy.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood, and the US presence in Europe.

According to the World Bank, economic growth in Ukraine was solid at 3.2% in 2019, led by a good agricultural harvest and sectors dependent on domestic consumption. This was despite, or maybe because of, the fact that both imports from, and exports to, Russia have decreased markedly since 2013.