A few days ago, the Dubai-based “News Now” website published a wide report by an Egyptian “researcher” about the alleged Russian disinformation campaign in the Arab countries.
The report claimed that this campaign is taking place in conjunction with the Muslim Brotherhood, and in particular, with the support of RT. The report appears to have been prepared jointly with the Pentagon Research Center and the CIA, the RAND Corporation, or at least on the basis of their propaganda material, which the author refers to and replicates.
Perhaps what raises laughter in the report is that after listing the methods that the author of the article claims that Russia uses, from lying and manipulating facts and other matters, the report begins to follow these methods with the utmost precision, in what appears to be instructions from the CIA to spread its propaganda. The writer lies, and follows all the dirty tricks, in an attempt to present an opinion that Russia is carrying out acts of sabotage against the Arab countries, and is cooperating with the Muslim Brotherhood in this.
For example, “Akhbar Al-Now” repeated another Egyptian “expert” lie, which was published by the “Al Arabiya” website earlier, that some members of the Muslim Brotherhood “work for the Russian intelligence and have contacts and a steady cooperation relationship with them”, as well as hints that the Russian intelligence You may have participated in training members of the Muslim Brotherhood organization on the territory of Georgia. Whereas, the “expert” is based on only one evidence, which is that Georgia’s geographical location is next to Russia. At the same time, let us remember that Georgia is an ally of the United States of America, and American trainers are training the Georgian army, and Georgia is seeking to join NATO, and it is a foothold for the United States of America against Russia, and it fought with the latter in 2008. With the same mechanism, one can accuse Riyadh of the same It is easy to support the Houthis, after all, Saudi Arabia shares a border with Yemen.
If Al-Arabiya does not lie, at least about the truth of the training, that is, if there is an intelligence service that has already trained members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Georgia, then only the United States of America will be able to train them there or under its supervision and with its knowledge. Indeed, Russia may be the only country in the world that cannot train anyone in Georgia, because its relations with Georgia are worse than all other countries of the world without exception. In other words, the attempt to lie about Russia, Al-Arabiya exposed the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood was trained by the United States of America. We must also not forget that al-Qaeda was established by the CIA to fight Soviet forces in Afghanistan, and that the Islamists in Syria received from somewhere American anti-tank grenade launchers.
Immediately, “Akhbar Al-Aan” wrote that the Muslim Brotherhood had also been trained in Malaysia by trainers from foreign intelligence services, whose name he did not mention. After the previous lie about “Russian intelligence” in Georgia, the report hints that they are also Russians. What kind of disinformation is RAND talking about?
In this way, the CIA and its agents in the Arab countries try not only to hide their support for radical Islamists, but also to blame Russia for its sins. And I can’t help but say it’s a great way! Only next time, the veteran agency should prevent modest Arab “researchers” from pushing those crude and easily debunked lies. In this regard, it is possible to be satisfied with making statements that are unfounded and without evidence or examples, as RAND does.
As for RT’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the “examples” reported by “Akhbar Al-Now” can be divided into two categories: blatant lies, falsification and presenting regular news as “support” for the Muslim Brotherhood, which also represents a degree of lying hierarchy.
An example of crude lies is what I mentioned in my article, in which I say literally: “Putin is undoubtedly one of the main leaders, if not the main leader who espouses conservative values in the world. In the Arab world, Islamists claim the leadership of the conservative trend, and this is of course. This is what prevents any ideological union between Putin and the Arab conservatives. “
This is what Akhbar Al-Aan reports in the following form: “The Brotherhood’s call, explicitly, to form a“ conservative alliance ”under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin.
As for regular news, RT adheres to the principle of covering news in an objective, neutral manner. If there is an event, RT’s readers and followers can get the most complete and truthful information about what surrounds it, while presenting different perspectives. This includes events related to the Muslim Brotherhood. At the same time, RT, of course, adheres to all principles and restrictions adopted in dealing with extremist and terrorist organizations, including refusing to fully cite them.
If such an approach is called “support” for the Muslim Brotherhood, one could also say that most Arab governments, including the Egyptian government, through the government press, support the overthrow of the Russian government, and cover the protests and activities of the Russian dissident, Alexei Navalny, Who recently tried to organize a “color revolution” in Russia.
I would even like to point out here that the Arab press, including the Egyptian press, often repeats the false information that the West spreads regarding Navalny, while ignoring the Russian point of view.
However, even this one-sided, and completely unreal, coverage is not yet evidence of support for the West’s attempts to organize a color revolution in Russia, for example, by Egypt. Often this coverage is not the result of evil intentions, as much as it is a modest degree of professionalism for journalists or press institutions, or the result of a political orientation towards the West. Nobody in Russia raises an uproar in this regard, and does not question the right of the Arab press to cover events of all kinds in Russia.
One way or another, and in the wake of the direct sanctions imposed by the West on Russia, we see the intensification of efforts by Western intelligence services and their agents in the Arab world to destroy Russian cooperation with Arab countries. The main question is: Why are the fabricators of this false news most of the time Egyptian “researchers”, and how strong are the positions of those who try to harm the Russian-Egyptian relations and the reputation of RT.
Political analyst / Alexander Nazarov
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