"And for us something for what? .."
While in the United States are busy with the problems of the "sweet couple" Clinton-Trump, as well as the "victorious operation" near Mosul of a lame duck named Barack Obama, representatives of the European continent decided to take on the role of the embodiment of new anti-Russian measures. So, at the beginning of last week in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, a resolution was adopted on countering "Russian propaganda." In order for the European parliamentarians to penetrate, as they say, to the bone, the project was held under a peculiar status of “Russian propaganda inspired by the Kremlin and aimed at dividing Europe.”
Here is an excerpt from this sentimental document:
The terminology in the style of “pseudo-information agencies” and “Internet trolls” is especially highlighted. An idea immediately appeared in my head: if your humble servant (the author of this material) is currently describing the adoption of this overtly anti-Russian resolution by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, who is he (that is, me)? - “Internet troll” or a representative of a “pseudo-information” resource - according to the European classification? .. Or one and the other at the same time? ..
But this resolution was prepared by government officials who themselves literally merged, first with anti-Soviet, and then anti-Russian propaganda from its leading figures such as Deutsche Welle, Radio Liberty, BBC, and Voice of America in the same list, although, of course, he has no direct relation to the EU.
More than others, the representative of Britain insisted on adopting the resolution, which, although it had announced “brexit”, was trying to force its own members into the EU.
By the way, it was after discussing the possibilities of countering the “Russian propaganda” that the British bank NatWest informed the RT leadership about the imminent closure of accounts. And although after this, reports began to appear that the banking group of Royal Bank of Scotland, which includes NatWest, offered RT to discuss the possible closure of accounts, the matter has not gone further, and the British representative of the Russian channel (working from 2005) actually prepares for the worse.
European officials, who at every pillar are afraid that they are fully and completely free of speech, have decided to take the path of eliminating informational competitors. The same Britain is clearly hurt by the fact that hundreds of thousands of British nationals turn on a TV or computer and learn about events from RT, ignoring one-sided reports with boring Western cliches, from the same BBC. And in order to explain to their fellow citizens how it is - why freedom of speech is trampled down in the dirt, resolutions are invented, to which they can later be referred to by declaring literally the following: we told you that the Russian media have nothing to do with freedom of speech, generators of Kremlin propaganda, and they need to be closed, banning broadcasting or poisoning life financially.
On this occasion, the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova spoke on the 60 Minutes program on Russia 1 on Tuesday. She said that the West is clearly asking for retaliation from the Russian Federation. As long as someone from Western journalists is not driven out of Russia under the friendly hooting of the public, they are hardly aware that the attacks on Russian journalists working in the West are outright persecution of the press. Maria added that I would not like to move to such actions, but we were not the first to start ...
For obvious reasons, if the infringement of the rights of Russian media journalists working in the EU and the USA continues, then Russia will simply by definition be forced to take reciprocal steps. Everything is in the hands of the Ministry of Justice and Roskomnadzor, which can, ignoring the wild cries of "non-hollow", use their resources so that the same Radio Liberty or Deutsche Welle can find materials under the Russian law under the concept of "extremist."
Here, offhand, material from «Radio Svoboda» (first line):
In the material there is a photo with the caption: “Aleppo after an air strike of the Russian Aerospace Forces, October 12”.
When a large media outlet that broadcasts to Russia in Russian allows itself such materials with completely unsubstantiated charges and statements issued as ultimate truth, moreover, actually based on the misinformation of resources controlled by extremists in Syria, the question arises: is it too much? did the representatives of these anti-Russian propaganda mouthpieces clearly feel their impunity? After all, as soon as Russia demonstrates information that does not fit into the Procrustean bed of the Western propaganda machine, so Russian journalists are immediately trying to “take it out of the brackets” and declare them “Kremlin agents.” And as soon as Russia makes it clear that it can do the same with Western "partners", then there is a cry in the style of "And why should we? .."
On October 21, the European Parliament has scheduled a discussion of a resolution on “opposing Russian propaganda” in broad composition. In the resolution, the following points are given as examples of “Russian propaganda”:
cyber attack on Estonia in connection with the dismantling of the monument "Bronze Soldier",
reports about the migration crisis in the EU,
materials about the crash of the aircraft of the Polish president near Smolensk.
In other words, we are trying to shut up. You see, we shouldn’t say anything about how hundreds of thousands of migrants after the destructive NATO expansion to the Middle East storm the EU borders. We must be silent in a rag, when monuments to Soviet soldiers-liberators break or try to remove from sight. We must be silent about the fact that the commander-in-chief of the Polish Air Force drunk broke into the cockpit of the Tu-154 pilots in the spring of 2010, and actually gave orders to pilots who had to land the plane in the most difficult weather conditions with numerous warnings from dispatchers about the need to leave for the alternate aerodrome.
We always, you see, must be silent ... When they called terrorists in the North Caucasus “freedom fighters”, when Powell shook a test tube with washing powder shouting about “chemical weapons” in Iraq, when under the guise of a Kuwaiti nurse telling “atrocities Hussein's soldier “shamelessly lied to the embassy’s daughter when the useless zone over Libya was used to destroy the statehood of this country, when NATO aircraft ironed the European state on Yugoslavia with depleted uranium bombs, killing hundreds of civilians.
But we (Russia) are not silent, and are no longer going to be silent. And it is precisely this that brings to white heat those who are mired in lies, and who are trying to usurp the right to present information about events in the world. Partners, when you admit to yourselves that the period of unipolarity has ended also in terms of information, too, and therefore with the question "why should we?" talk to yourself
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