By Brandon Martinez
The Kremlin tools over at antiwar.com are whining about the Spanish newspaper El Pais’ coverage of Russian meddling in Spain’s internal crisis with the separatist drive in Catalonia.
KGB goon Thomas Harrington penned a screed discounting the obvious meddling of Russia in the internal affairs of Spain as it seeks to further destabilize and fracture the West.
Harrington took issue with articles in El Pais by Spanish journalist David Alandete, who wrote:
The same apparatus for the spreading of fake news that Russia has used to weaken the United States and the European Union, has been deployed in full force in Catalonia, according to a detailed analysis of Pro-Russian websites and Facebook profiles carried out by this newspaper with tools of digital analysis. In the wake of the covert campaigns in favor of Brexit, Marine Le Pen and the German Ultra-right, the Kremlin has come to see the Catalan independentist movement as yet another way to deepen European divisions and consolidate its international influence. They use webpages that publish rumors, activists like Julian Assange, a legion of bots, and millions of automatized pages on social media to insure that lies are shared millions of times on the web.
In a study of pro-Kremlin media sources and Twitter accounts, Adelante found a 2000% increase in coverage of Catalonia’s independence vote from these nefarious Kremlin sources, all of which more or less took a sympathetic line towards the separatists while portraying the Spanish government’s actions against the separatist campaign as a renewal of Francoist Fascism.
The Russian sources take this absurd line even as Russia itself has outlawed mere expressions of separatism and fought two brutal wars with Chechnya to eliminate separatist elements there. These professional liars condemn Spain as “fascist” for suppressing the separatism of an already semi-autonomous region, yet praise Putin for crushing with excessive military force Chechnya’s separatists, locking up and assassinating all his domestic opponents, censoring the media, and rigging elections.
Is the astounding hypocrisy not lost on these Kremlin-backed swine in the alternative media?
Russia is waging a war of attrition against the West. It’s only concern is weakening Europe and America so that it can bulldoze right over eastern Europe and install their Bolshevik caliphate. That’s why it’s playing up every possible disruptive issue within Western countries to sow division and civil war. Meanwhile, Putin plots the conquest of both eastern Europe and the Middle East for Russian domination.
The Israeli links of the Catalan elite: