“It doesn’t have to be solid intelligence,” U.S. official said. “It’s more important to get out ahead of them [the Russians], Putin specifically, before they do something.”
Just last week, NBC News published a video and an article in which Ken Dilanian, a correspondent covering intelligence and national security at NBC News, casually explained how the US “outwitted” Russia by using “incomplete intelligence” reports on Russia’s supposed future use of chemical weapons in Ukraine.
The allegations never materialized, but the US still pressed on with the claims, just until last week, when US officials didn’t simply admit they were lying, but even boasted that this was good, since it “deterred” Russia’s supposed intention to use chemical weapons. Apart from blatant lies, the issue at hand is that Russia doesn’t have chemical weapons, at the very least since 2017, when it destroyed its last stockpile of chemical weapons. This was confirmed by the OPCW almost 5 years ago.
“President Joe Biden later said it publicly. But three U.S. officials told NBC News this week there is no evidence Russia has brought any chemical weapons near Ukraine. They said the U.S. released the information to deter Russia from using the banned munitions.”
In short, US President Joe Biden lied to the whole world about Russia’s alleged plan to use chemical weapons in Ukraine. The publication goes even further and stresses that this was necessary to keep the Russian President Vladimir Putin “off-balance”.
“It’s one of a string of examples of the Biden administration’s breaking with recent precedent by deploying declassified intelligence as part of an information war against Russia. The administration has done so even when the intelligence wasn’t rock solid, officials said, to keep Russian President Vladimir Putin off balance. Coordinated by the White House National Security Council, the unprecedented intelligence releases have been so frequent and voluminous, officials said, that intelligence agencies had to devote more staff members to work on the declassification process, scrubbing the information so it wouldn’t betray sources and methods.”
To make matters worse, NATO threatened to get involved, risking a world-ending conflict between two of the most heavily armed military forces on the planet. All of it over a blatant lie and the US officials themselves admitted it.
“Observers of all stripes have called it a bold and so far successful strategy — although not one without risks.”
The authors of the publication kept trying to justify US moves, inadvertently revealing more disturbing details about this supposedly “new policy”.
“The Biden administration began releasing reams of intelligence about what it said were Putin’s plans and intentions even before the invasion of Ukraine began.”
In other words, the US officials and intelligence services had no idea what Russia was planning to do, but they still kept insisting it would happen, even before Russia decided to intervene and prevent the ethnic cleansing in the two Donbass republics.
“‘The idea is to pre-empt and disrupt the Kremlin’s tactics, complicate its military campaign, undermine Moscow’s propaganda and prevent Russia from defining how the war is perceived in the world,’ said a Western government official familiar with the strategy.
Multiple U.S. officials acknowledged that the U.S. has used information as a weapon even when confidence in the accuracy of the information wasn’t high. Sometimes it has used low-confidence intelligence for deterrent effect, as with chemical agents, and other times, as an official put it, the U.S. is just ‘trying to get inside Putin’s head’.”
Again, the US admits that it is lying to the world in order to disrupt Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. But it gets even worse.
“Before the invasion, the U.S. asserted that Russia intended to stage a false flag attack against members of Ukraine’s Russian-speaking population as a justification for war and that the plans included a video featuring fake corpses.”
Western mainstream media routinely reject Russia’s legitimate concerns over false flags in Ukraine. However, when the political West makes the same allegations, these are taken at face value. Recent events with the alleged “Russian massacre of civilians” in northern Ukraine might as well be a disturbing Freudian slip by the US and NATO.
“But the strategy has its dangers. One of them, the Western official said, is that getting something clearly wrong would be extremely damaging to U.S. credibility and play into Moscow’s hands.”
In light of these revelations and a plethora of recent Western accusations against Russia and its military, including allegations of committing atrocities in Bucha, Borodyanka and Kramatorsk, how is one supposed to believe a single claim coming from the US and NATO officials?
Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst.