Conspiracy: The US creates bioweapons in 400 countries (there are only 195)

The US has biological weapon laboratories in 400 countries

 

Analysis & Opinion

As we have pointed out on many occasions, the pro-Kremlin outlets love conspiracies. And the more shocking these conspiracies are, the better they serve the purposes of the disinformation campaign. For understandable reasons, the most shocking conspiracies include stories about violent death. And since it is impossible to keep on recycling e.g. the infamous story about a crucified boy or the story about nazi zombies in Ukraine, the campaign has to come up with new ways of telling stories about people suffering a painful death.

Read also:  Top 5 Russia’s fakes from EU Stratcom’s Disinformation Review

It is against this background that pro-Kremlin outlets regularly spread invented stories about chemical laboratories developing secret weapons, which have to be placed near Russia in order to appear really dangerous. On the other hand, the countries bordering Russia usually lack the financial resources they would need for building huge biological-weapons laboratories.

At this point, the usual villain of the Russian media comes up. Of course, these secret laboratories developing chemical and biological weapons that will be used for attacking Russia are funded by no-one else than the United States of America.

“A toxic blend of hacking, misinformation and spin”

In the Disinformation Review, we showed an example of this recurring disinformation already one year ago. This summer, this particular disinformation story received a new spin: as the International Business Times have reported, hackers from CyberBerkut have allegedly gained “proofs” that US is covertly testing chemical warfare in Ukraine.

Just to remind: CyberBerkut is a hackers group known for claiming cyber-attacks against NATO or German Chancellery and Bundestag. “CyberBerkut is a front organization for Russian state-sponsored cyber activity, supporting Russia’s military operations and strategic objectives in Ukraine,” writes the Defense Intelligence Agency.

“It is perhaps one of the most blatant examples of the Kremlin’s propaganda machine in action – a toxic blend of hacking, misinformation and spin,” so the International Business Times described the latest operation. CyberBerkut’s “revelations”, which have been reported by a wide net of pro-Kremlin outlets, say that the US have sponsored at least 15 biological facilities in Ukraine. In addition, they claim that the Americans intentionally spread lethal infections in the country that is currently at war with Russia.

Needless to say, no credible media followed the lead unleashed by CyberBerkut. “At the time of writing, only Russian state media had covered the hackers’ claims,” concluded the International Business Times.

The US have such laboratories in 400 countries of the world!

One more country that has plenty of experience with false claims about American biological weapons laboratories is Armenia. The Union of Informed Citizens NGO has devoted a full study to this phenomenon. According to Russian and Armenian disinformation-oriented outlets, laboratories in Yerevan, Gyumri, and Iljevan have “dual function” and “pose a danger for the population of Armenia”.

In June, this even led to a protest near the US Embassy in Yerevan. According to the study, “The protest was widely covered by the media in spite of the fact that a number of absurd ideas were expressed there (for instance, the claim that the US has founded such laboratories in 400 countries of the world).” Just to remind, there are 195 countries on planet Earth today.

As the Union of Informed Citizens has discovered, authors of the publications are pro-Russian groups that spread disinformation through Russian or pro-Russian websites. You can read the full report here.

Further Reading: Stopfake


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  • Tony

    Reminds me of that rusbot on UAToday. Moon landing conspiracies, GMO conspiracies and always something about Jews and ‘khzaars’, whatever it’s supposed to be.

    • veth

      Putin today: if Ukraine gets Javelins from America, I have no choice but to attack Ukraine also outside Donbass and Crimea!

      • Tony

        Yea, psycho logic but I suspect it’s a bluff. He would have done it already if he could but a Ukraine hot war would be too expensive.

      • Murf

        Riighht!
        Because Russia’s financial situation is SOOO much better than the last three times he was about to invade.
        Oh wait! No it is so bad he can barely afford to finish a Football Stadium.

      • zorbatheturk

        Incredible. The whole world must roll over for Putin.

    • Murf

      What was that idiot’s user name?
      He was out there even for a Rus bot.
      He never did explaine what the Khazar Mafia was although he was sure I was one.

      • Tony

        Lol I don’t even remember anymore, he had a new sock account every week.

        • Murf

          I remember now; Ding Dong!
          I could I forget the stupidest User Name in the history of the internet?

  • veth

    “With this statement, the Russian leader has officially confirmed claims of the Ukrainian side: Kremlin’s full control and management of “LPR” and “DPR” terrorist organizations, arms supplies, planning and carrying out subversive acts against the sovereign state of Ukraine. Russian president’s frankness should be the basis for the strengthening of economic and political pressure on Moscow,” she wrote on Facebook. According to MP Friz, “militants of the self-proclaimed puppet ‘republics’ today have neither the required resources nor the potential for an independent offensive.” Read also New “little green men” up and ready: expert explains Putin’s statement on attacking “other conflict zones” “The only scenario that allows us considering the expansion of the occupied territories is Russian invasion,” Friz stressed. In her opinion, such statements by Putin cannot remain unnoticed in Europe. The deputy is convinced that Ukraine should initiate hearings at the UN, and an investigation into the issue of Russia’s support for international terrorism.

    Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/politics/2116824-putins-statement-direct-blackmail-to-us-war-threat-to-kyiv-mp.html

  • veth

    Two Russian contract soldiers were killed in the province of Deir ez-Zor in Syria during an ISIS bombing attack, RIA Novosti reported.

    “The military contractors were escorting the convoy of the Russian Center for Reconciliation. In the province of Deir ez-Zor the convoy came under a mortar attack by ISIS terrorists. As a result of the shelling, one Russian serviceman was killed, another one was seriously injured,” according to the statement by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    The wounded serviceman was rushed to the hospital, however he succumbed to his injuries.

    In early August, Reuters reported that since the beginning of 2017 at least 40 Russians were killed in Syria. The agency, referring to information received from the relatives and friends of the deceased, writes that over the past seven months, 21 private military specialists and 17 military personnel from Russia were killed in Syria. The status of two more people is unknown.

    The Russian military operation in Syria began in September 2015. The Russian authorities claimed that only the Russian Air Forces were participating and that there were no ground operations. However, it later became known that all along Russian Special Forces have been participating in the war in Syria as well. Officially, Russian authorities stated that the goal of the military operation in Syria was the fight against terrorists from the extremist group, the Islamic State. In the West, it is believed that in fact, under the pretext of fighting ISIS, Russia is supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in a civil war.

  • veth

    Immigration lawyer: Staff from Russian San-Francisco consulate seeking asylum in US
    Monday, September 4, 2017 3:11:10 PM

    The President of the law firm, American Corporate Services, Inc., Gregory Finkelson, said that several employees of the Russian consulate in San Francisco appealed to his company asking for political asylum in the United States.

    ”We have already received several calls from employees of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and are already starting to work with them. They do not want to go back, by the way, and I understand them very well,” Finkelson said during a conversation with Russian artist and blogger, Igor Ponochevny.

    Finkelson’s statement on his Facebook page has already been commented on by an official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, calling this information false.

    “To distract attention from US intelligence agencies neglecting the laws regarding Russian diplomats and diplomatic property, fake news has been disseminated that the staff of the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco asked for political asylum. Classic information wars,” Zakharova wrote.

    Earlier the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco announced its closure at the request of US authorities.

    • Oknemfrod

      Lol. Guess the next to seek asylum in the US will be Zakharova claiming to have been violated by Lavrov – an assault all the more aggravated, in her view, that he is a stallion in disguise.

      • veth

        Putin: Trump is not my bride………..sounds the marriage has been postponed………….

  • veth

    Parliament gives the thumbs up for education reform in Ukraine The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, on September 5 passed draft law 3491-d on education, having introduced a 12-year school system to replace the country’s current 11-year school program.

    Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/politics/2117496-parliament-gives-the-thumbs-up-for-education-reform-in-ukraine.html

    First autumn reform passed!

  • zorbatheturk

    Unbelievably Putin is saying that North Korea has the right to have nukes and to be misruled by the Kim dynasty appointed by cockroach Stalin forever. Saddam Hussein and Gaddafy were also legitimate rulers, says the rodent in the Krumlin.

    Go tickle a scorpion, Vladolf.