Disinfo: The West wants a Russian-Turkish war because of Syria

Summary

Of course, the West wants a Russian-Turkish massacre to happen. They would be satisfied with Putin’s failure in the negotiations. However, the inability to come to an agreement by both parties and the continuation of the war is the best way.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the Syrian war and accusing the West of Russophobia with no evidence provided.

The European Council noted the outcome of the Russia-Turkey meeting of 5 March in Moscow and called on all parties "to keep in place an immediate and sustainable ceasefire, to guarantee the protection of civilians on the ground and from the air and to facilitate the unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance by the international community."

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared on 5 March that the US position is to back Russia and Turkey in the strategy that was confirmed in Sochi in 2018 and agree on a ceasefire in the region.

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  • Reported in: Issue188
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Syrian War, The West
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Turkey-Greece crisis has taken NATO to its limit

What if a NATO member attacks another member, as it is happening now with Turkey and Greece? In Greece, we are seeing NATO at the edge. Europe is completely dependent on the US.

Disproof

Despite increasing tensions at the Greek-Turkish border, the situation is far from taking NATO at the edge.

This is part of a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on NATO, portraying it as a useless, decadent and Russophobic organisation with no role in today’s world. You can see other examples in our database, such as NATO’s alleged obsolescence, cannibalistic character, fascistic tendencies and links to white supremacist ideology, its never-ending provocations, its attempts to block Moscow in its sphere of influence, the Alliance's permanent targeting of Russia and Belarus, its role as a US subjugation tool for other countries and its unreliability to defend its members or the claims that NATO is such a disaster that the US didn’t want its help after 9/11 and that it is spreading the coronavirus in the US.

Belarus’ Lukashenko mocking Russia by carrying out a military exercise with NATO and UK

Belarus’ president Lukashenko is mocking Russia by carrying out a joint military exercise with NATO and the United Kingdom. British troops will deploy in what not so long ago the West considered “an advanced post of tyranny” and against which it still keeps some sanctions.

Disproof

As a sovereign country independent since 1991, Belarus has every right to take part in military exercises with any country it wishes according to international law. The British and Belarusian armies have already cooperated for military exchanges in previous years. The event is held on a bilateral basis in the framework of cooperation in the training of peacekeeping personnel, aiming at Belarus' participation in the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon. According to Belarusian Defence Minister, Oleg Belokonev, the country wants to remain close to Russia but with a military training connection to NATO, as is the case of Serbia.

This is part of a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denying the existence of a Belarusian nationhood separated from Russia. This narrative has increased since 2018 amidst Russian pressure to further integrate both countries into a single Union State. You can see other examples in our database, such as allegations that genuine independence will only be possible in a union with Russia, that pro-Western development would mean the end of Belarus, or that the US wants to turn Belarus into a Russophobic country, destroy its economy and statehood, orchestrate a colour revolution, a coup and a foreign invasion and turn it into a colony of the West.

The global elites did not expect the coronavirus to behave inadequately

Liberalism is only a pretext for mass extermination, as colonization and the spread of the standards of modern Western civilization were. The global elites and their local puppets may be counting on surviving with a vaccine, but something suggests that this may be where the catch lies. The virus may behave inadequately, and the processes that have begun on the civilizational level, and even in individual unpredictable spontaneous events, may disrupt their carefully thought out plans.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory. There is no evidence that the coronavirus outbreak is man-made. EU, national and international bodies are coordinating measures to handle the spread of the contagion, treat the infected and maintain societal functions.

The narrative of the "imminent collapse" is one of the core instruments of pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets, used to sow discord, panic and diminish trust in national authorities, EU and international institutions. Read about EU's response on the coronavirus here.