RULE # 1: "Assume the truth is the exact opposite of whatever Western leaders and their propaganda media tell us."
Follow this basic rule, and I believe you will be right almost all the time!
Don't believe me?
Then read this report from 'Moon of Alabama' ~
Kerry Lies, Repeats Debunked State Department Claim
Some of the individual special operations personnel, who were active on Russia’s behalf in Chechnya, Georgia, and Crimea have been photographed in Slovyansk, Donetsk, and Luhansk.
- allegedly taken in Russia were actually taken in Ukraine
- showing allegedly the same person were of two different ones
- were intentionally lowered in resolution to disguise them while high resolution copies were available elsewhere
- showing "Russian equipment" were of Ukrainian weapons and U.S./EU sourced equipment.
Many of the flaws in the photographic evidence were there to see before Monday’s front-page article, but the newspaper was apparently blinded by its anti-Russian bias.For instance, the article devoted much attention to the Russian skill at “masking” the presence of its troops, but that claim would seem to be contradicted by these allegedly secret warriors posing for public photos.
His men then gathered around to laugh at the photos of Mozhaev and the man in Georgia, slapping Mozhaev on the back as he learned that he was not only famous, but a famous Russian special-forces agent. “That guy looks more like Osama bin Laden than our Babay,” one of the gunmen remarked.
It all feels rather familiar – the rushed publication of something exciting, often based on an executive branch leak. And then, afterward, with a kind of “morning after” feeling, here comes a more sober, less prominently displayed followup story, to deal with objections while not clarifying much of anything.
The story of Russian "special operations personnel" in east-Ukraine is a lie. It has been debunked as such in several U.S. publications.