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The tanks are massing on the border as we speak!

Posted by democratist on July 6, 2010

6th July 2010

Want to make someone look bad, but can’t be bothered to tangle with any of that difficult “reality” nonsense?

Just make it up! Doesn’t matter how ridiculous it is, or how little evidence you have for what you’re saying! Hopefully somebody somewhere might be stupid enough to believe it.

This approach can surely be the only possible basis for this latest piece of delusional gibbering from Russia Today, which summerizes a 10 minute interview currently showing primetime, as part of RT’s “news” slot, and which I reproduce in its rambling glory as follows;

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“US is building secret bases in Afghanistan for war against Russia” – journalist

Investigative journalist Daniel Estulin, who has made it his mission to uncover the secrets of the Bilderberg Group, has shared some of his revelations with RT.

The Bilderberg Group is one of the most secretive and exclusive clubs that attracts some of the world’s most powerful people.

Its meetings are invitation only and take place under tight security, away from the prying eyes of the public and the press.

Critics of the organization, including Estulin, claim they are deciding international policy in a way that is far removed from democracy.

“In Russia you have democracy so it is much easier to infiltrate certain organizations as in the 1990s in an operation called Barbarossa-2. They used the NGOs, the American Aid, the International Monetary Fund, the George Soros Organization to try and actually infiltrate and destroy Russian society from within. Today, the US government is building 13 secret bases in Afghanistan for the forward push to an eventual war against Russia,” Estulin told RT.

So there we go – operation “Barbarossa-2,” no less! The tanks are massing on the border as we speak! Foreign Spies everywhere!

And Estulin’s main source for his facts? As he says in his interview, “Well, the Russian government, actually…” Fancy that!

In Democratist’s opinion, this slice of lunacy just serves to reconfirm our point that Russia Today is following a strategy of promoting an extraordinarily irresponsible conspiracy/disinformation hybrid , despite the apparent “reset” with the US. 

But why should anyone take the Russians seriously when they continue to promote this stuff?

4 Responses to “The tanks are massing on the border as we speak!”

  1. […] The last time we saw Madrid-based “investigative journalist” Daniel Estulin in early July, he had been given a 10 minute prime-time slot on RT’s news slot, during which he (heroically) managed to keep a straight face while expressing the view that the US was building 13 “secret bases” in Afghanistan, “for the forward push to an eventual war against Russia,” as part of a complex plot involving the IMF, George Soros, and the Bilderburg group. (Democratist especially appreciated the inclusion of Soros, as it tellingly underscored the historical use of Jews as scapegoats in Russian disinformation operations, going at least as far back as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which was secretly published by the Tsarist Okrana in Paris in the early 1900′s). […]

  2. […] The last time we saw Madrid-based “investigative journalist” Daniel Estulin in early July, he had been given a 10 minute prime-time slot on RT’s news slot, during which he (heroically) managed to keep a straight face while expressing the view that the US was building 13 “secret bases” in Afghanistan, “for the forward push to an eventual war against Russia,” as part of a complex plot involving the IMF, George Soros, and the Bilderburg group. (Democratist especially appreciated the inclusion of Soros, as it tellingly underscored the historical use of Jews as scapegoats in Russian disinformation operations, going at least as far back as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion; secretly published by the Tsarist Okrana in Paris in the early 1900′s). […]

  3. […] aimed at the promotion of similarly exculpatory or self-serving mythologizing such as the work of Daniel Estulin. Conspiracy theory continues to play an important role within the Russian propaganda pantheon, and […]

  4. […] aimed at the promotion of similarly exculpatory or self-serving mythologizing such as the work of Daniel Estulin. Conspiracy theory continues to play an important role within the Russian propaganda pantheon, and […]

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