It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: pennydrops
originally posted by: MrCynic
a reply to: pennydrops
RT draws it's funding, sanction and support directly from the central Government of the Russian Federation.
Very few media outlets in the world can say the same for official and direct Government sanction. Far fewer have it and then do everything to make it an "open secret". It is obvious, but takes enough effort to see the actual names and lines of evidence so most don't have the time to pursue it.
RT stands a bit a part from even a station like the infamous Voice of America. The VOA has never made pretense about who and what they are, is what puts RT ahead of even those guys. Watch RT television sometime. What is just a subtle theme to everything online is outright propaganda in the open for the broadcast side.
The BBC gets most from the taxpayer ie. govt fundinhg.
originally posted by: WhiteAlice
originally posted by: nOraKat
Really makes me wonder if the 'owner' of this site was able to 'over-ride' ATS and spam flags and stars to make this topic top headline. If so, that's f'ed up.
This article made top headline with only a few posts when it first came out..
I know that I, for one, flagged and starred this subject so I can with great confidence say that some are legitimate. ..
originally posted by: ForteanOrg
originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
An iconic quote from the movie, Red October: "Russians never even go to the [bathroom] without a plan,"
Assuming you refer to the 1990 movie "The hunt for Red October" - that was a work of fiction based on a book written by an American novelist, produced by a number of American film companies and distributed by an American distributor. Hence II'm not sure if the quote accurately reflects the mentality of "the" Russians.
Has he allowed a breakaway civilization complete with technology decades or hundreds of years ahead of what's known publicly to form in secrecy, using public funds? Dunno, but the US government sure as hell has.
originally posted by: Kokatsi
That's a non sequitur, it does not follow. The EU is not an empire with a single ethnic agenda, a single ruler etc.
The term empire is derived from the Latin imperium (power, authority). Politically, an empire is a geographically extensive group of states and peoples (ethnic groups) united and ruled by a central authority either by a monarch (emperor, empress) or an oligarchy. Aside from the traditional usage, the term empire can be used in an extended sense to denote a large-scale business enterprise (e.g., a transnational corporation), or a political organisation of either national-, regional- or city scale, controlled either by a person (a political boss) or a group authority (political bosses).
When my parents were protesting in the tragic 1956 Revolution of Hungary, it was against being a Russian colony with a brutal colonial aristocracy kept up by terror, censorship and Gulags. (Claimed to be Socialism which it never was - Socialism is what you had in Sweden).
originally posted by: Tucket
Why do you single out RT?
Russia Today and the US-centric focus of RT.com is part of a long-term plan to shape opinion through lies and twisted facts,