The US is continuing its baseless claims against Russia and is now accusing Moscow of planning to stage a false flag in eastern Ukraine by making a “propaganda video” showing a staged attack.
US officials said Russian intelligence is “intimately involved” with the plan and said the video would likely “depict graphic scenes of a staged false explosion with corpses, actors depicting mourners, and images of destroyed locations and military equipment.”
The US offered no evidence to back up the extraordinary accusation. This marks the second time in recent weeks that the US claimed without evidence that Russia was planning a false flag to justify an invasion.
State Department spokesman Ned Price was confronted by AP reporter Matt Lee about the fact that there was no evidence to back up the latest false flag claims. Price insisted that his comments and comments from other US government officials were enough. “That’s not evidence Ned, that’s you saying it. That’s not evidence,” Lee said.
“I remember WMDs in Iraq … And I remember that Kabul was not going to fall,” Lee said later in the exchange.
Price took offense that Lee wouldn’t take the US at its word. “If you doubt the credibility of the US government, of the British government, of other governments and want to, you know, find solace in information that the Russians are putting out, that is for you to do,” he said.
The overall US narrative that Russia is planning to invade Ukraine has been collapsing. On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the US government was no longer using the word “imminent” to describe the threat to Ukraine.
Ukrainian officials have publicly contradicted warnings from the Biden administration, most notably Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who said Western leaders were creating a “panic” after a call with President Biden.
39 thoughts on “Without Evidence, US Claims Russia Planning ‘Propaganda Video’ as Pretext to Invade Ukraine”
Of course it is true that Russia could do that – after all, it’s exactly what America and her allies did in Syria, more than once.
Remember Libya too. Khadafy was going to destroy one of his cities and massacre them all – all bs.
If only he had not wanted to use as payment his own gold-backed script, and not the hot air dollar.
Kuwaiti preemies killed by Saddam was another false flag lie developed by the American security state to encourage popular support for war. The Office of Strategic Information needs to be investigated, publicly revealed and rebuked, and its leadership tried for any crimes committed.
The take away from this is more evidence that the Biden administration is in on the plan to start a war between Ukraine and Russia. This is exactly the same path the Bush Jr took to the Iraq war. If fact, it’s the same path the US took to the Vietnam war (Gulf of Tonkin Incident). It’s the same path Obama took to the war in Libya. The CIA makes up everything and the President and the Congress sign on to it.
No one can say they weren’t warned when this war starts. All the signs are there in terms of the actions of the US and the UK. This is a considered plan. The only way the US can get out of the box it has painted itself into with Russia is to get that war in Ukraine. The Russians know it, too. But the desperate effort to keep their heads in the sand afflicts even pundits who should no better by now.
Listen bozo, the fact of the matter is we need to be strong against the Russians. They’re testing our will and our salve. We need to follow the wisdom of Reagan and not give in. We’re the worlds superpower and the worlds largest economy. Russia doesn’t want to tangle with us. We can make their world a living nightmare. They don’t want the smoke.
How does it feel to be so throughly brainwashed by anti-Russian propaganda, bozo?
I am simply of the opinion that America needs to look strong. She needs to be strong and that means standing up to our adversaries
Stop making enemies.
The real take-away is that the US doesn’t want to tangle with Russia. Unlike Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, etc. etc. Russia has a very potent capability to hit back, and hit back hard. Plus, they can hit Smalltown, USA, where Joe the Plumber lives- most Americans have the luxury of not having to have hosted numerous, highly destructive wars in their back yard. I doubt very many Americans would be down for a fight with Russia if they knew Russian missiles could be on their way if we push too hard, ETA less than 30 minutes- and even if it didn’t go nuclear, how much stomach for it do you think John Q Public would have if those body bags started coming in by the planeload every. single. day.
America could destroy Russia easily if she wanted to. That seems pretty obvious to me. However, in my opinion I believe that most Americans are tired of war.
That’s why it’s still called MAD
“The US offered no evidence to back up the extraordinary accusation.“ Lying seems to be a modus operandi for any US administration. Remember the ‘false flag’ war against Iraq, in 2003? Remember Trump’s bombing of Syria with a false flag poisoning in 2017? The US government is a master of false flag operations. As they say, “it takes one to know one“. Now, after having spent $5 billion to overthrow the elected government of Ukraine, in 2014, the same neocons in the State Department want to goad Russia into a military conflict with NATO, which has now become the aggressive arm of US foreign policy, in direct violation of the U.N. Charter.
Good for Lee. Is this the start of a trend? Psaki and Price’s obvious unserious and duplicitous attacks on senators and reporters as basically disloyal are a dead giveaway that the usual BS ain’t working.
They need a few more narrative managers taking action at the Times, Post, and the usual online places to discipline the press corps again.
Incredibly, these ‘spokespersons’ lie without any trace of deceit.
Because the United States has such a long and storied track record of scrupulous truth-telling./sarc/
Hell, we persecute Assange and Snowden precisely because they are telling the truth about what our government does.
Lying has been part of US politics to protect its hegemony for centuries…!
Meanwhile, Ukraine is begging us to knock off the rhetoric.
LOL. “I’m sorry you don’t like the format.” I wonder if any other reporter in attendance voiced any concerns or published articles questioning this evidence?
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki tried to dismiss a question on
Thursday when a reporter asked if the administration would provide
evidence that Al-Qurayshi had set off the deadly explosion during the
Syria raid that killed civilians, noting that some people may be
skeptical of that assertion.
“Skeptical of the U.S. military’s assessment when they went and took
out an ISIS terror – the leader of ISIS?” Psaki shot back while briefing reporters on Air Force One.
Psaki then asked if the reporter was asking if ISIS was putting out accurate information while the U.S. military was not.
“Well, not ISIS, but, I mean, the U.S. has not alwaysbeen straightforward about what happens with civilians,” the reporter countered. “And, I mean, that is a fact.”
It IS a fact. Thank you very much.
To the select few in daily associations with George Soros, Klaus Schwab, and Nancy Pelosi, the order has been given.
With some haste, at your earliest possible convenience.
Americans are preparing a Croat scenario for Donbass republics. They know, most likely, Russia will interfere to stop it. So they started a campaign of accusations against Russia. Some people in Washington think it is a win-win situation. If the ethnic cleansing in Donbass go successful, it would be a great defeat for Kremlin. If Russian army interfere and destroy the aggressor, they can start a great anti-Russian campaign and eventually the trade between EU and Russia can be stopped altogether.
“If you doubt the credibility of the US government, of the British government..”
The Brits?.. What have they got to do with it? Why does Price bring them up all of a sudden?
Was it not the British who invented the White Helmets in Syria who were instrumental in creating the false flag chem attack involving crisis actors?
Price tipped his hand.
US and UK whitewash each other’s claims for fake added credibility … in other words, I confirm yours if you confirm mine …
Like “Strangers on a Train.”
It’s quite possible that it was UK intelligence that generated the claim and was simply whitewashed by the CIA. This entire crisis is being driven by the CIA and MI6, and to a lesser extent NATO intelligence. It has all the earmarks of a CIA/MI6/neocon intelligence operation to gin up a new war.
Now, our Senators and our President are preparing “the mother of all sanctions” against Russia. Sounds like the “mother of all clusterf*cks” to me.
The “mother of all sanctions” will simply foster the mother of all blowbacks.
What about the novichok and the disappearing Skripals in Salisbury near Porton Down chemical weapons factory?
Pathetic- I am sure they wanted to upstage the Olympics opening!
Such childish behaviour!!!with no change to the songsheet for months.
Good point. As I’ve mentioned, starting something in Ukraine would permit the US to “bomb the Olympics off the front page” in a deliberate effort to hurt China. This is probably part of that along with further promoting war.
So this would be telling us US/NATO were planning or are planning the whiteHelmet.con provocation that will (like Skripal and MH17)(and Maidan) naturally be found – on evidence supplied by unidentified intelligence sources – to have Russian fingerprints . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3afd3a72001ceaaa8fe929de3497529c9e34874a9b9aa271354c86eb574746ae.jpg
So much Western Media focusing on this can only mean one thing, it is a lie.
It’s been more than a month since the “imminent” invasion was coming!!! I read it in Le Figaro last November!
Maybe they learned from us? Gulf of Tonkin, Yellow Cake, Aluminum tubes, anthrax, WMD in the form of a mushroom cloud, “slam dunk” and all the other lies.
Now the Pentagon/State Dept/Deep State stenographers read the mimeographed talking points put out to them like puppets.
The primary lesson learned by the security state was the the mass murder at the Sandy Hook Elementary School was accepted as a hoax by a significant proportion of Americans in order to outlaw the ownership of guns. Any lie can now be used to guide Americans to commit heinous crimes anywhere in the world.
Sounds similar to “Iraq has weapons of mass destruction” doesn’t it.
Mr. DeCamp is equally making baseless claims against the State Department.
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