Disinfo: The US first created Daesh, and now it is destroying the UN by eliminating UNESCO


It was the US who created Daesh. […] International law doesn’t exist to the US. The US is also destroying one of the leading international organisations – UNESCO. It is immoral and mean to the international cultural community.The US is now destroying the UN.


Repeating recurring conspiracy on the US creating Daesh.

No evidence given that the US would seek to destroy the UN. On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO.




  • Reported in: Issue85
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: UN


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Never say that Russia bombed Grozny from the air. Nobody [in the Russian Army] used Air Forces against Chechnya.


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strikes. In the First Chechen War, Russian Air Force operations concentrated on achieving control
of the air, directly supporting Russian ground forces, and attacking rebels in the foothills and
mountains of southern Chechnya. Aside from the very brief initial campaign against the
Chechen Air Force, Russian airpower played a minor supporting role to ground forces during
the First Chechen War, achieving only limited tactical successes. During the Second Chechen
War, Russian commanders used airpower extensively, with mixed results.

More: Russian Airpower in the Second Chechen War (School of Advanced Military Studies)

People started destroying each other because the USSR disappeared and couldn’t prevent wars any more

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