US links Zero Hedge to Russian propaganda, another phase of war

US links Zero Hedge to Russian propaganda, another phase of war

  • The new US habit of disseminating intelligence to counter what the government calls Russian propaganda has been well documented.
  • Included in that were allegations made by US intelligence officials to The Associated Press about a conservative financial website with few visible ties to Russia.
  • The nature of the allegations and the way the United States has framed them highlights the depth to which governments will go in the new information wars.

For months before Russia invaded Ukraine, US intelligence agencies released information about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans to attack the neighboring country.

Some of the publications took the form of military intelligence, such as the map of Russian military positions detailing a possible route for a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Others came as officials from President Joe Biden’s administration made the rounds on Sunday morning talk shows publicizing intelligence about Russia, including a possible ‘false flag’ operation that detailed the visuals horrible acts designed to create a pretext to invade Ukraine.

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James C. Tibbs