I don’t know about you, but ever since the news broke about what’s happening in Ukraine, I’ve had the uneasy sense that nothing is quite what it seems.
The first warning sign was that the “narrative” was dominated by what Western leaders were saying, and what Western reporters were reporting. What was missing was any “story” from the other side, the Russians. No one was telling us what they were saying.
This is a clear propaganda strategy, to dominate the initial news with “your” version of events, before allowing any alternative interpretation to gain traction.
My basic sense of what’s happening is that the US and its allies have been stirring the pot in Ukraine, as evidenced by the recorded conversation of Victoria Nuland with Geoffrey Pyatt which clearly showed the US administrations desire to manage events there. See the video clip on this.
This plays into a larger geopolitical strategy, on the part of the US, to undermine Russia and shave off its former allies by pulling them into the Western sphere of influence – i.e. the Euro zone and NATO.
Clearly Russia would not be happy with this outcome.
The official narrative is that Russia has invaded Ukraine, and that message is reinforced with every news story out there. But is that actually the case? According to Paul Craig Roberts, this is the essential core of what is in fact propaganda.
I think he has a valid point, so read it for yourself and make up your own mind:
Addendum: For a sane commentary from the mainstream media (The UK Guardian), the following is well worth a read:
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