So, the world is possibly teetering on the brink of a major conflict in Europe that would potentially spread to the rest of the world. Information is
flowing out of Ukraine and Russia in many forms, particularly digital but also in the press, from "official" gov sources on both sides.
The information war has always been a part of warfare. Both sides of any conflict do their best to make their side look good and the other side look
bad. We are seeing it in true real time in '22 with this war. Just read the posts and threads here on ATS to see it. Or just google propaganda
posters or articles from any conflict to see it.
One side is all # Russia, everything they say is a lie!!!!
The other side is all # Ukraine, everything they say is a lie!!!
While people like me are doing our best to try and find "reliable" sources across the globe and net to actually figure out wtf is really going on.
Which is a difficult job as 1. I dont speak Russian and 2 the flow of info has been throttled in a way that it is truly difficult to find sources that
I trust. I mean I just had to post an article from Presstv ffs to show someone that Russia did in fact claim Zelensky has left Ukraine. PRESSTV!!!
Xcathdra has a nice quote at the bottom of his posts in the Russia Ukraine update thread...
Just so people know and understand. Information from war zones can become confusing as there will no doubt be info released from the players
(on both sides) involved that might not necessarily be true.
As such take everything as a possibility and NOT as absolute truth.
The very first casualty in a war is the truth and all warfare is based on deception
Both sides of this conflict, both the active combatants and their cheerleaders, have a easily documented history of using Propaganda against their
citizens. I really don't want to list them as I am sure most of us on ATS are aware of these examples but if someone really wants examples I provide
well documented ones.
This piece is slightly OT but relevant. Insulating Russia and their citizens from the rest of the world could (will) have an effect of those same
citizens only digesting the propaganda from their own gov. Look at North Korea for an example of what happens when a population is cut off from the
rest of the world. How many North Koreans do you think believe that the West is composed of baby eating, city razing, godless animals? That's all
they see through state run TV, press and net. Having access to only vanilla ice cream everyday, all day will lead you to believe that there is only
vanilla ice cream, which is in fact false ( maybe a bad analogy but whatever).
Are there "nazis" in Ukraine? Yep, well documented.
Are there "nazis" in Russia? Yep, well documented.
Is Ukraine a corrupt country? Yep, well documented.
Is Russia a corrupt country? Yep, well documented.
Has there been a civil war in Ukraine for almost a decade? Yep, well documented.
Has Russia been providing equipment and support to the rebels in Ukraine in that same time period? Yep, well documented. In fact, Russian military
claim that there has been about 500 Russian military "advisors" killed in the Ukrainian civil war before this invasion.
Did Russia annex Crimea, a part of Ukraine, back in 2014? Yep, very well documented.
Has NATO been expanding Eastward for the last 40 years or so? Yep, just a simple fact.
The only real facts I am sure of in this whole conflict is that Russia invaded another country without provocation and that people are dying on both
I'll leave the OP with these final words.
Be wary and skeptical of any information source and ask yourself while digesting whatever information you may decide to consume: Why is this piece of
information been given to me now? Can I verify any of the information presented? And are my beliefs and biases leading me to just accept what is
Anyway, always remember folks, there is a war on for mind. People have been learning how to manipulate populations for millennia, they are pretty
freaking good at it.