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US Intelligence claims Putin is getting ready to invade Georgia

Summary of Disinformation

US intelligence services stated that Putin is getting ready for military intervention in Georgia. According to Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Putin is deploying the most modern military technique in South Ossetia.

Disproof

Mike Rogers's interview is 5-years old. In 2014, he talked about the deployment of Russian military technique in South Ossetia to Fox News in the context of Ukraine and regional security. This interview was published by several Georgian outlets then went viral on Facebook amid the ongoing anti-occupation protests in Georgia, thus attempting to sow the threat of war in public.

This is an example of a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative casting civil uprisings in other states as externally-funded "colour revolutions" or geopolitical engineering, used for example in reference to Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus and Venezuela. It is also consistent with pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the US and its imperialistic global role. 

 

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Reported in: Issue 157
Date: 07.07.2019
Language: Georgian
Country: Russia, Georgia
Keywords: Russo-Georgian War
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Alia
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