“Growing number of nations denounce Dutch government for blocking Turkish ministers from meeting expats”, according to aa.com.tr
“Commander of Asa’eb al-Haq Movement affiliated to the Iraqi popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi said that the US forces have carried out a rapid heliborne operation and evacuated two commanders of ISIL terrorists from Western Mosul in Northern Iraq”.
BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT Hashd al-Shaabi is an Iraqi state-sponsored umbrella organization composed of some 40 militias, which are Shia Muslim groups SPONSORED BY IRAN!!!
Prime Minister Theresa May, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Sir Michael Fallon, Philip Hammond, David Cameron, and senior figures from the Cabinet attended the ceremony. Around 2,500 invited guests, including representatives of veterans, serving military, bereaved families, charity workers, civil servants and politicians, attended a military Drumhead Service on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall.
The secrets of Russia’s propaganda war, revealed: an unauthorized reprint of a military intelligence handbook on psychological warfare gives insight into new propaganda troops
Russia has militarised its information operations with a special unit working with “cyber warfare and ‘counterpropaganda’” – Russian top officials are clear that they see information and media as weapons, like reported by euvsdisinfo.eu .
This week, The Moscow Times revealed some excerpts from an unauthorized reprint of the Russian military intelligence services (GRU) textbook on psychological warfare, which can shed some light on methods used. The paper interviewed a former Russian officer whose role was to oversee psychological operations against NATO troops and civilians in the event of a conflict between Russia and NATO.
In the publication, different methods for different NATO members are outlined, based on an analysis of the features of each nationality. We learn that Germans have an “abstract-logical” way of thinking, but “prefer clearly reasoned facts and calculations”. At the same time, the “French and Americans love visuals. The Germans also love visuals, but only those which have double meanings. While the French prefer catchy ideas, emotional expressions and loud words.”
Three categories of propaganda are described: white, grey and black. White propaganda has a clearly attributed source and discernible motive, for example leaflets. Grey propaganda is defined as “information that has no obvious source, and uses a mix of proven and unproven facts to promote a favourable narrative”. The black type refers to so-called “false flag” operations. Here the former officer gives an insight into a specific black propaganda technique used during the Chechen conflict: according to the article, a Russian psychological warfare expert spread rumours that foreign fighters had raped the 13-year-old daughter of a Chechen village elder. These rumours helped sow discord between Chechen fighters and Arab Islamist volunteers, undermining the unity of the rebels.
Does it sound familiar? You are probably thinking of the infamous ‘Lisa-case’ in which pro-Kremlin media falsely reported that a thirteen-year-old girl of Russian origin had been raped by migrants in Germany. Or, maybe you are thinking of the more recent incident in Lithuania, where emails claimed that a German member of NATO troops in Lithuania raped an underage girl. It is a disinformation technique that has happened before, and that we should expect to happen again.
So, on Russian state TV, we were told by the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma that Russia respects international law, that it is friendly towards its neighbours, and that it is those neighbours who are the aggressive ones, not Russia, like reported by euvsdisinfo.eu. To be fair, it was said in the same show that Russia might have to strike Europe pre-emptively if NATO keep putting troops into the Baltic countries. But no mention was made of Russia violating international law through its illegal actions in Ukraine, annexing Crimea among other things.
In the same show, it was stated that Donbass is part of Russia and that it is being bombed by European troops on a daily basis. Of course, no evidence was presented for these European troops – there are none.
A whole show on Russian state TV was devoted to the situation in Donbass. It was claimed that the current Ukrainian government aims to drown the country in blood – repeating the reoccurring myth that Ukraine is waging a war on its own population, rather than defending itself. On another TV show, there was speculation that the EU will eventually ask Russia to restore order in Donbass and subsequently in Kiev. It was also claimed that the European observers who observed the elections in Ukraine after the fall of Yanukovic took substantial bribes in order to recognize the results of the election. As usual, no evidence was presented. It was the OSCE that observed the elections in Ukraine. Russia is a member.
In another pro-Kremlin outlet, we learnt that Moscow’s peace efforts have been continuously sabotaged, with both Ukraine and Syria named as places where Russia has been hindered from achieving peace. No mention of Russia’s involvement in the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, nor of the fact that Russia has vetoed several Security Council resolutions on the issue of Syria.
The Baltic states took some beating as well, as they were accused of endangering global peace through reproducing a conflict with Russia. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine were all again described as being part of ‘the Russian world’.
Sweden was again singled out and presented as a particularly unsafe place to live in, despite plenty of evidence showing the opposite. In a Czech outlet, the recent influx of migrants was blamed for an alleged massive increase in crime in the country. However, crime statistics analysed over the period in question (October 2015-January 2016) show that refugees account for 1% of crimes during that period. And the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention’s Swedish Crime Survey concludes that there has in fact been a 2% decrease in crime over the last 10 years.
In a Hungarian pro-Kremlin outlet, Swedish statistics concerning rape were used to portray the country as especially unsafe for women, while not mentioning that the legal definition in Sweden is broadened to include offences that in other countries would not count as rape. In the same outlet, a recent riot in a suburb of Stockholm was blamed on ‘unknown migrants’. While the riot did indeed happen, no one has been arrested and the police do not know who was involved. It goes without saying then, that the culprits’ ethnicity and citizenship is also unknown.
Turkey is the only country that is truly fighting against the Daesh terrorist organization, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday.
Here the COMPLETELY FAKE NEWS that don’t need to be commented http://aa.com.tr/en/politics/only-turkey-truly-fights-against-daesh-turkish-pm/758430
“After photos surfaced in the media displaying US forces assisting ISIL terrorists, Javad al-Talaybawi said that the Americans are planning to take ISIL commanders away from Tal Afar that is under the Iraqi forces’ siege“.
WHERE ARE THE PHOTOS?
“In the meantime, member of Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Commission Iskandar Watut called for a probe into photos and footages displaying US planes airdropping aid packages over ISIL-held regions“.
OK GUYS, BUT… WHERE ARTE THE PHOTOS?
WE CAN’T SEE THESE PHOTO… WHY?
SIMPLY BECAUSE NO ONE OF THESE PHOTOS ARE THERE!!!
otherwise they would have published 😉
Here the link to the fake news: http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951205000483
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Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu contended that the PKK’s Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) and Daesh cooperate in Syria.
The news is so fake that does not need to be commented…
A recent study shows that Iran will be among 32 most powerful economies in the world by 2050, like reported by iran-daily.com http://iran-daily.com/News/188072.html?catid=3&title=Iran-among-world-s-top-economies-by-2050
The study that was carried out by professional services giant PwC said Iran would be the 17th most powerful economy in the world within the next three decades.
But iranian article is completely FALSE: here the TRUE report