Disinfo: Western interests are behind Kabul airport terror attack


The operation for the US withdrawal from Afghanistan was attacked in Kabul airport not by the Taliban, but by Islamic fundamentalist terrorist groups that, as we all know, are backed by Western interests to maintain destabilisation in the region.


Disinformation narrative not backed by any evidence, promoting a recurring pro-Kremlin message about the West’s alleged support for terrorism.

While there is some discussion about the degree of the US indirect responsibility or collateral effect in the past promotion of Islamic extremism due to its support of Afghan rebel groups against the Soviet invasion in the 1980s, pro-Kremlin disinformation has taken this narrative a step further, promoting the baseless conspiracy theory that the West established many terrorist organisations and that it has full control over global terrorism, of which this disinformation story is a perfect example.

Given that the US and other Western countries have also backed opposition armed groups in Syria, all of which are labelled as “terrorists” by both the Syrian regime of Bashar Al Assad and Russia, this disinformation message aims to blur any distinction among all those groups in order to portray the West as a “supporter of terrorists”. In fact, the opposite is true: the US and other Western nations have been actively fighting Islamic terrorist groups for decades and years (Al Qaeda since the 1990s, the Taliban since 2001 and the Islamic State since its creation as an independent group and its takeover of Mosul in 2014).

See other examples of similar disinformation narratives in our database, such as claims that the US seeded chaos in Afghanistan to undermine China and Russia, that the US created a drug laboratory on a global scale in Afghanistan, that the US generated and backed Al Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Taliban, or that the US created the terrorists who killed two Spanish journalists in Africa.


  • Reported in: Issue 258
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/08/2021
  • Article language(s) Spanish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Afghanistan, US
  • Keywords: Daesh, Terrorism, West, Terrorism financing
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Disinfo: Belarus stopped protecting the border with Poland because of hostile Polish actions

Why should Belarus continue protecting the border in the interest of a neighbour [Poland] who has been conducting hostile policy towards this country for years, interfering in its internal affairs and imposing sanctions on Belarus? Instead of foolish and derogatory offers of sending humanitarian aid to the Belarusians, maybe it is time to start talking to Belarus in a normal way? The Polish authorities should talk to the real Belarus, but not the Belarus they imagine. After all, we will not solve this problem [migration crisis] with Tsikhanouskaya.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus presenting Poland as a country with hostile and aggressive plans towards Belarus. This message also promotes a recurring disinformation narrative about the ongoing migration crisis orchestrated by the Belarusian authorities.

The claims that Poland was involved in unfriendly actions towards Belarus or that it has some aggressive geopolitical plans towards this country are unfounded. Poland is a neighbour of Belarus and continues to support the Belarusian people. Poland respects the principles of international law and does not intervene in the domestic affairs of any country.

Disinfo: Europe is a military colony of the United States and European countries are obedient vassals of the Americans

Europe is a military colony of the United States and European countries, especially Eastern European ones, are obedient vassals of the Americans. Eastern European states have freed themselves from Soviet Union only to grovel to Washington.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the US presence in Europe and alleged loss of sovereignty of European states. Pro-Kremlin outlets often portray European states, especially Eastern European states, as vassals, puppet-states or colonies of the United States.

The unfounded claim that European nations lack sovereignty and follow Washington’s orders aims to discredit specific European states, especially Eastern European ones, and also to support the message that the United States manipulates European allies in order to carry out its anti-Russian policies.

Disinfo: NATO mission has ended with the dissolution of the USSR

What we are waiting to hear from the American president is ambitious plans to dismantle NATO, whose mission has effectively ended with the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the need to dismantle NATO after the Soviet Union ceased to exist.

NATO’s objectives are set out in the 1949 Washington Treaty which forms the legal basis of the alliance. The treaty states that parties “are resolved to unite their efforts for collective defence and for the preservation of peace and security”.