Disinfo: The US trained and armed Daesh/IS

Summary

”The Islamic State” was the first terrorist organisation which in the history of terrorism had a desire to create a state. Had it become a reality, not only the Middle East, but also the whole world would have encountered an extremely serious problem. This was a wicked plan of the US special services and politicians. They wanted to strengthen positions by means of ”the Islamic State”.The implementation of these far reaching plans needed a lot of money. As President Trump says, the former US Administration spent 5 trillion USD on the Middle East programme. It is obvious that this sum includes creation, training and armament of ”the Islamic State”. But this did not work because of the Kremlin’s involvement. The actions of Russia saved Bashar al-Assad (hated by the west and namely by the US), Syria and the whole Middle East from terrorist Caliphate.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation that the US is protecting or working together with ISIS/Daesh. The US is fighting against Daesh together with the Global Coalition against Daesh. The US MoD outlines the latest progress on their website. Furthermore, a recent report by the Conflict Armament

Research has found that up to 90 per cent of weapons seized from ISIS in Iraq and Syria originated from China, Russia and Eastern Europe. US arms accounted for just 1.8 per cent of items recovered between 2014 and 2017 while 43.5 per cent of weapons originated in China, according to analysts.

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  • Reported in: Issue 93
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/12/2017
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Syrian War, Daesh

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Due to migration, Sweden introduces new law on sexual consent

Due to the many rapes committed by migrants in Sweden, the Government is introducing a new law that will require the persons involved in the sexual act to record or write a statement that both are agreeing to sex before the act.

Disproof

The new sexual consent law in Sweden does not mention migration at all. It is a legal instrument introduced in order to enable more rape and sexual assault cases to be prosecuted. - regardless of the ethnicity of the people involved. Under current Swedish law, the Swedish term for "rape" covers a multitude of sexual offences that may or may not have occured under threat or violent circumstances. Under the new sexual consent law, due to be legislated during 2018, perpetrators may be prosecuted even without the presence of violence or the threat of violence. As the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said in a press conference, "It should be obvious. Sex should be voluntary. If it is not voluntary, then it is illegal." "If you are unsure, then refrain!"

Estonia and Lithuania seek to improve relations with Russia without preconditions

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, and the Foreign Minister of Estonia Sven Mikser have both stated that they are seeking to improve relations with Russia, as is the European Union. Grybauskaite had no preconditions for cooperation with Russia.

Disproof

Both politicians' statements were distorted. President Grybauskaite emphasized in the interview that "the abandonment of the occupied territories, less aggression, lack of interest in manifesting power ... .., influence on elections in our countries ... will make possible cooperation with all our neighbours". The Foreign Minister stated in the cited interview that: "Both Estonia and the EU as a whole are interested in good relations with Russia. To improve relations, it is necessary to restore the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. We can not be blind to the fact that Russia in the most serious manner violates international law in Ukraine. No democratic state is ready to recognize in the 21st century the change of borders by armed means. " Read the full debunk at Stopfake.org www.stopfake.org/fejk-evrosoyuz-stremitsya-uluchshit-otnosheniya-s-rossiej-lyuboj-tsenoj/, .

Citizens of Ukraine are deported from the EU in masses

Ukrainians are deported from the EU in masses, and these figures have only been growing since the launch of the visa-free regime.

Disproof

The figures presented in the disinforming article do not provide any evidence to the claim about mass deportation. The numbers in the article refer to a period from April to June in 2017, when visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens entered into force on 11 June 2017. The disinforming outlet Ria Novosti refers to "international media", when in fact the source is Rossiiskie Vesti, another outlet frequently spreading disinformation. It also refers to the data of the EU agency Frontex. According to the latest available data from June-October 2017, there were no fundamental changes in the amount of illegal border crossings between Ukraine and the EU. frontex.europa.eu/trends-and-routes/migratory-routes-map/, Further debunking at Stopfake.org www.stopfake.org/fejk-grazhdan-ukrainy-massovo-deportiruyut-iz-es-i-izrailya/, .

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