By Dave DeCamp

AntiWar.com: In recent weeks, US officials, including President Biden, claimed that Russia was considering using chemical weapons in Ukraine. But three US officials told NBC News this week that there is no evidence Russia had moved any chemical weapons near Ukraine and that the claims were part of an information war against Moscow.

The US officials said that the Biden administration has been sharing declassified intelligence that wasn’t “rock solid.” The NBC report said that multiple US officials acknowledged that the US has used information as a weapon against Russia “even when confidence in the accuracy of the information wasn’t high.”

The report said the US has used “low confidence” information, like the chemical weapons claims, as a “deterrent effect.” One official told NBC that by sharing the information, the US is just “trying to get inside Putin’s head.”

Another example of the US sharing bad intelligence is the claim that Putin is being misinformed by his advisors about the war in Ukraine, which first surfaced in media reports last week. Two US officials told NBC that the intelligence about Putin’s inner circle lying to him “wasn’t conclusive” and was “based more on analysis than hard evidence.”

In another deceptive intelligence release, the US said Russia would view providing MiG fighter jets to Ukraine as escalatory, which bolstered the Pentagon’s position not to transfer the planes to Kyiv. But two US officials said that was also true for Stinger missiles, which the US and its allies have given to the Ukrainians.

A European official and two US officials said that the claim that Russia asked China for military help “lacked hard evidence.” Both Beijing and Moscow strongly denied the claim after it spread through Western media.

The NBC report said that by declassifying so much intelligence, the Biden administration was able to publicly predict Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But during the lead-up to the invasion and since, Western media reports have been full of other unsubstantiated claims about Russia and Ukraine.

Source: AntiWar.com

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5 COMMENTS

  1. 1)“even when confidence in the accuracy of the information wasn’t high.” 2)“low confidence” information “wasn’t conclusive” and was “based more on analysis than hard evidence.” 3)“lacked hard evidence.” LOL, even these guys, outing the BS, resort to BS milspeak to avoid the words ‘lies’ and ‘propaganda’. Just gotta love it. I don’t suppose they even realize the hypocrisy.

  2. It used to be, “believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see.”
    Now you can’t even do that.
    There is only One thing you can “believe” if you “hear” it.
    And pray that you do both.

  3. As if the media didn´t knew about it being all fabricaqted lies! When you search for the truth, you question your informers, raise issue´s but our media knowing that, didn´t cared.

  4. Well,
    to me it looks like Russia is winning in all Fronts,
    and the West is very slowly lerning to admit loss of a war…

    Today 1 Rouble is 0.012 Euro is 0.013 Dollar
    2.04% 10.05% 62.52%
    24h change 7d change 30d change

    • in my opinion,
      What the West should learn is
      the time of divide and rule is over,
      look how successfull join and defete the ruleing class is
      did you not see the axis China – Iran – Russia, 3 sanctioned Countries?
      Now ley back and just watch it, you can not do anything against it…

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