Fake News Alert: Russia Isn’t Targeting Jewish Pilgrims In Ukraine With Iranian Suicide Drones
There’s no chance that Israeli policymakers will fall for this provocation, but it might still mislead some casual news consumers who don’t know the facts about their strategic partnership, nor appreciate the mutual benefits inherent in maintaining their close ties in spite of incessant American and Ukrainian meddling.
The latest fake news report to circulate through the global information ecosystem concerns Kiev’s ridiculous claims that Russia is targeting Jewish pilgrims in Ukraine with Iranian suicide drones. This disinformation’s point of entry was via that crumbling former Soviet Republic’s media, after which it was picked up by pro-American sympathizers at The Jerusalem Post, who laundered this propaganda through their outlet. This resulted in extending it false credence and amplifying those unsubstantiated claims on the global level considering the worldwide renown of the Jewish State’s media.
The timing behind this latest information warfare provocation coincides with Zelensky chastising Israel for refusing to send his side arms and air defense systems. As I recently explained, however, he shouldn’t feign “shock” because any objective observer would have expected this outcome due to the fact that Russia is Israel’s highly strategic partner while Kiev will always just be an ordinary one. Nevertheless, Kiev clearly wants revenge, hence why it artificially manufactured the latest weaponized narrative alleging that Russia’s employing its reportedly obtained Iranian drones to kill Jewish pilgrims.
The purpose behind this perception management operation is severalfold. First, it aims to fearmonger about increasingly strategic Russian-Iranian relations. Second, building upon that, it implies that Moscow is Tehran’s “junior partner”. Third, the next false claim is that the Kremlin was successfully pressured by the Islamic Republic into carrying out attempted anti-Semitic terrorist attacks in Ukraine. Fourth, this is meant to mislead the targeted audience into thinking that Russia hates Jews. And fifth, the impression that they’re supposed to have afterwards is that Russia is fascist, not Kiev.
All of these fake news narratives were discredited in the earlier hyperlinked piece in the second paragraph wherein eight related analyses were enumerated explaining the reality of contemporary Russian-Israeli relations. There’s no chance that Tel Aviv will fall for this provocation, but it might still mislead some casual news consumers who don’t know the facts about their strategic partnership, nor appreciate the mutual benefits inherent in maintaining their close ties in spite of incessant American and Ukrainian meddling.
Returning back to the lead-in news item, it can actually be described as anti-Semitic propaganda because it condescendingly suggests that Jews can easily be manipulated by such obvious fake news, which in turn implies an innate lack of common sense and intelligence compared to all others. Nobody who truly respects the Jewish people would ever deign to spreading such fake news aimed at manipulating their historical trauma in such a disgusting way. That just goes to show that it’s Kiev, not Russia, that’s the real fascists exactly as Moscow has said all along.