from Rogue Money:
The real decisions in the post-national, undemocratic superstate are made in Brussels by unelected bureaucrats of the so-called EU Council of Ministers. And they are already funding an operation, the East StratCom Task Force, which since March 2015 propagandizes against both EU and U.S. citizens opposed to the policies of Cold War 2.0 and US/NATO provocations toward Russia. Strangely enough, the latter group of Americans smeared as purveyors of ‘Kremlin disinfo’ by Czech eurofanatic Jakub Kalensky and his team at @EUvsDisinfo includes one Alexander Emmerich Jones (@RealAlexJones), the Austin, Texas-based host of Infowars.com.
If an EU resolution against the Russian media is implemented, Moscow will take retaliatory measures, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has stated. “We hope that the resolution will not entail practical steps on curbing the work of the Russian media,” the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova told journalists at a briefing.
“There is hope that such steps will not follow, because the adoption of such a document caused massive uproar, for one, in the EU itself.
“If this document is applied and implemented to curb the activities of the Russian media on EU member states’ territories, then we will of course take measures in response,” Zakharova added.
On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted on a non-legislative resolution which urges the EU to “respond to information warfare by Russia,” with RT and Sputnik news agency branded the most dangerous “tools” of “hostile propaganda.”
The document shows “political degradation” regarding the “idea of democracy” in the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded, adding that while “everyone tries to lecture” Russia on democracy, Europe wants to implement a policy of restrictions.
Zakharova branded the document as “paranoia” and part of “the ongoing demonization of Russia,” adding that it is filled with “made-up messages, myths,” and reflects “the ideology which has been cultivated towards Russia recently.”
Why does James “Winston” Smith the Russia Analyst, an American, mention the peculiarity of Jakub Kalensky, a Czech citizen, choosing to smear a fellow American in Alex Jones as a Kremlin disinfo asset? Because we believe it cuts to the heart of whether the European Union (EU) is defending free speech and democratic nations from misinformation peddled by Russian media outlets — or if the EU(SSR) is simply acting as a tottering supranational evil empire, attacking anyone who dares criticize Brussels. Especially when those critics don’t live in the European Union, or happen to be American citizens, like Charles Bausman the publisher of Russia Insider, living in Moscow.
However let me be the first to warn them, if @EUvsDisinfo is bold enough to attack the likes of ‘King of Conspiracy’ Alex Jones with his microphone and YouTube channel listened to by millions every week, that eventually some prominent person in the U.S. is going to tell Mr. Kalensky and his colleagues where they can stick their EU flags. Perhaps while in the company of UKIP champion ‘Mr Brexit’ Nigel Farage, who (sadly) has denied he’s moving to the States (but seems rather fond of Trump Tower and visiting the U.S. frequently anyway).
— Russia Insider (@RussiaInsider) November 25, 2016
Although we weren’t alive for the worst of the Red Scare in the 1950s, we don’t think anyone was this exercised about Radio Moscow which any American with a short wave receiver could listen to (along with the chirping of the so-called ‘Russian woodpecker’) at night during the first Cold War. Throughout Cold War 1.0 it was the Soviets who had to jam signals from the Voice of America (which the Russia Analyst’s Soviet Union raised father in law can still recall listening to in secret), and force their citizens into reading banned samizdat in the shadows, not the confident ‘free world’. It was the Soviet dominated East Germans, not the West Germans or Americans, who had to build a physical wall to keep their people from fleeing the ‘workers paradise’.
It was the Nazis and later the Soviets, who had to ban the ‘forbidden fruit’ of jazz or rock and roll. If you make the moral teachings of ‘mad’ Russian monks or the Eurasianism lectures of Alexandr Dugin dangerous ‘bad think’ instead of laughing them off, you only increase their appeal, alongside the views of newly minted Russian citizens Jeff Monson and Steven Segal. What we see today in the (post)Western world is a rising authoritarian globalism masquerading as ‘freedom and democracy’.
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