Russia: The West Is Trapped in Its Own ‘Propaganda-Created World’


By James Holbrooks at


London — As the American corporate media continues to tow the official line that Russia is working to undermine U.S. elections, the head of the U.K.’s MI5 spoke with the Guardian on Tuesday. It was the first time an acting spy chief has given a newspaper interview in the agency’s 107-year history, and the subject matter important enough to prompt such an atypical occurrence was hardly a surprising one — Russia.

Or, more accurately, Russia as the big bad enemy.

“Russia increasingly seems to define itself by opposition to the west and seems to act accordingly,” MI5 chief Andrew Parker told the Guardian. “You can see that on the ground with Russia’s activities in Ukraine and Syria. But there is high-volume activity out of sight with the cyber-threat.”

“Russia has been a covert threat for decades,” he continued. Then, evoking the U.S. election hacking hype, he added, “What’s different these days is that there are more and more methods available.”

And according to Parker, Vladimir Putin’s Russia is utilizing these methods in “increasingly aggressive ways” to project its global influence:

“It is using its wide range of state organs and powers to push its foreign policy abroad in increasingly aggressive ways — involving propaganda, espionage, subversion and cyber-attacks. Russia is at work across Europe and in the U.K. today.”

The Kremlin was quick to issue a response to the Parker interview, one the Guardian detailed in a follow-up piece.

“Those words do not correspond to reality,” spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said flatly. With regard to alleged U.S. election tampering, he added, “Until someone produces proof, we will consider those statements unfounded and groundless.”

Russia’s embassy in London, meanwhile, stated on Twitter it was “saddened to see a professional trapped to [sic] his own propaganda-created world.” Accompanying that tweet was the movie poster for the 1966 film The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming.

In the buildup to the U.S. presidential election on November 8 — and as Russian submarines are spotted off the British coast — Western nations are again amping up the anti-Russian narrative.

On October 7, for instance, the United States officially accused Russia of attempting to intervene in the U.S. political system. Then, just days ago, Western member countries of the G7 alliance agreed that continued sanctions against Russia for its role in Ukraine and Syria were “vital.”

For his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s response to such recriminations has been largely one of amusement, as demonstrated by comments he made last week.

While speaking to foreign policy experts in Sochi, Putin dismissed the “hysteria about Russia’s influence on the U.S. presidential election,” adding the “mythical and fictitious” issue has been used to distract the American voter from real problems facing the United States government.

“Does anyone seriously think Russia can somehow influence the American people’s choice?” Putin asked. “Is America some kind of banana republic? America is a great power!”

A great power, the Russian president made certain to note, with a top notch propaganda arm:

“I would like to have such propaganda machine in Russia, but, regrettably, there is no such thing,” Putin said, touching on the bought and paid for nature of Western corporate media. “We don’t have such global media as CNN, BBC and others.”

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  1. because i can really see so much freedom in russia and china and in the entire west… putin the illuminati that went to end the ww3 with the japanese illuminati, stays a pretty story for the queen, lol.

    trying to hold the elite and govs ideas from the west saying the problem is from the west and in the east is exactly the same like factories children slavery.

    pieces of shit of the elite, trying to cheat and telling the world they are not together.

    ok, lets make a deal.

    before helping intervene in the west solve your own business in the east, end the corruption, free people, heal nature. then you are probably welcome to help the west. because earth is not of putin, because this is a play of interest and the elite all save each others from scenarios from the people and try to cover up each other scenario. now tell me chinese president that is in g20 and putin with all those news on the web about being illuminati and traitor to nwo they’re not illuminati? pieces of shit. you will have no freedom nor feel energy nor have ESP sons of bitches from the elite.

    now the problem is the west. ahahah. mind your own business mate. trying to give the ass and the world and all that research and energy to the queen to be a god. you putin and the queen must be sucking each others fances. bitches satan2orthodox


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