Ukraine – The Babchenko Hoax Was Part Of A Corporate Raid

from Moon of Alabama

The case of the death and resurrection of the Russian journalist Babchenko in Kiev is even more surreal than it seemed so far. According to Ukrainian sources and court documents the whole hoax was part of an attempt to raid and take over a private company.

Babchenko himself and the man who was hired to “kill” him had cooperated with the main branch of the Ukrainian national security service (SBU). The “operator”, who is accused of having hired the “killer” for Russia, appeared in court. He claimed to have cooperated with the Ukrainian counter intelligence agency, which is side branch of the national security service. The accused “operator” is an executive of a private joint venture and has been under pressure over claims against his company. There are indications that the whole stunt may have been staged to get him “out of the way” to then take over the company he leads.

The suggestion is that high levels of the Ukrainian security services staged the whole affair not only to blame Russia but also for someone’s personal gain…

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Fool Me Once: Failed Arkady Babchenko Psyop Further Exposes Atrocity Propaganda of the West

by Scott Creighton

Atrocity propaganda is the spreading of information about the crimes committed by an enemy, which can be factual, but often includes or features deliberate fabrications or exaggerations. This can involve photographs, videos, illustrations, interviews, and other forms of information presentation & reporting. It is frequently used as part of psychological warfare campaigns as well as to rally popular support against real atrocities, and distinguishing between the two applications can be very difficult.

The Arkady Babchenko story is just the latest example of a type of psychological warfare campaign (see unconventional warfare ch. 6-1) and irregular warfare) being run by our assets in the endless Global War OF Terror campaign, what they now call the Global Contingency Operation or what I call the Global Free Market Wars.

Atrocity propaganda has been used by nations to demonize an enemy and turn a population toward the acceptance of war for almost as long war has existed. In the U.S. it was especially popular in WWI but used with much less frequency in the following world war mainly because it had been exposed to a great extent in the years following the first (see Creel Commission and the Committee on Public Information) and a people who were understandably eager to avoid another major war were acutely aware of what it looked and smelled like.

During World War II, atrocity propaganda was not used on the same scale as in World War I, as by then it had long been discredited by its use during the previous conflict.[26]

It’s the story of the boy who cried wolf. When the war propagandists go to the well once too often with their copy and paste “hearts and minds” campaigns (see Army War College (PDF)), the people become not only indifferent to their manipulations but also angered at the attempt to manipulate them… once again. The “Fool me once” phenomenon sets in.

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The Arkady Babchenko Psyop: Murdered Yesterday, Fine Today… Admits it was Ukrainian Ploy

by Scott Creighton

Arkady Babchenko is a “journalist” residing in Ukraine at the moment. He used to live in Russia and made it his life’s work to help bring about another neoliberal regime change the likes that brought the Russian people Boris Yeltsin back in the day. That is part of our regime change program. We use the for-profit media outlets in targeted nations to start promoting disinformation and outright lies about their current leadership in order to turn the population against them. Major corporations typically own the media in these countries and we can exert pressure on them to appease our regime change interests. When the government cracks down on the local media publishing lies and trying to inflame the people against their government, we call it an attack on the “free” press. We’ve done it many times, most recently in Turkey making ready for that regime change operation.

Yesterday, Reuters, the Associated Press and pretty much every other complicit media outlet announced Arkady had been murdered and they all implied it was the evil Vladamir Putin and those darn Godless commie Rooskies that did it.

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