Disinfo: US and UK planned to destabilise the Caucasus through Islamists

Summary

In his interview with The Guardian, John Scarlett, former Chief of the UK Secret Intelligence Service MI6, allegedly disclosed a three-stage strategic plan of the United States and Great Britain aimed at Russia’s fragmentation.

Disproof

Repeating disinformation and 2-years old fake message on the former chief of MI6.

The article wasn't published by the Guardian, and the interview doesn't exist. The website that published the article replaced the 'i' in Guardian with a Turkish ı, but otherwise looked similar to the original. The story was removed and Facebook deleted posts including links to it. Many Russian news outlets reported about the interview, among them Ren-TV, PolitOnLine.ru, EG.ru, Dni.ru. Many of them deleted the articles afterwards. Russian federal TV channel Rossiya 1 repeated the false information quoting the interview on debate show Evening With Vladimir Solovyov.

According to the BBC's Russian-language service, the English grammar errors in the fake article are similar to those that Russian-speakers make. For further debunking check The Guardian article.

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Asaval-Dasavali
  • Reported in: Issue 182
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: UK, Russia, US, Georgia
  • Keywords: Destabilising Russia, Secret services
  • Outlet: Asaval-Dasavali
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