Putin Doctored Video To Fake Being Attacked
US intelligence has uncovered a plot by Vladimir Putting to create a “very graphic” deep-fake video showing a bloody attack on Russian supporters by Ukrainian troops to justify an invasion of Ukraine!
Pentagon officials say that the “false flag” would be a page right out of Russia’s typical playbook.
The Washington Post first reported that Russia has developed a plan to create a pretext for a Ukraine invasion by falsely pinning an attack on Ukrainian forces. “We do have information that the Russians are likely to want to fabricate a pretext for an invasion, which, again, is right out of their playbook,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said when asked whether the report was accurate.
U.S. officials believe that Russia is planning to “stage a fake attack by Ukrainian military or intelligence forces against Russian sovereign territory or against Russian-speaking people to therefore justify their action as part of this fake attack,” Kirby explained.
“We believe that Russia would produce a very graphic propaganda video, which would include corpses and actors that would be depicting mourners, and images of destroyed locations, as well as military equipment, at the hands of Ukraine, or the West,” Kirby said, adding that the U.S. has information that the equipment in the video “would be made to look like it was Western supplied” equipment to Ukraine.
“This is just one example,” Kirby said. “We’re watching this across the board. We’ve seen these kinds of activity by the Russians in the past.”
The Washington Post reported that the plan was approved by the highest levels of the Russian government – likely Putin himself.
When asked how Pentagon officials knew that to be the case, Kirby said, “our experience is that very little of this nature is not approved at the highest levels of the Russian government,” referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Kirby’s comments come just a day after the U.S. announced it would deploy 3,000 more troops to Romania, Poland, and Germany.
The 3,000 troops include 2,000 from 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and 1,000 who are currently based in Germany. The troops from Germany will deploy to Romania, the 82 Airborne soldiers will go to Poland, and the 18th Airborne forces will go to Germany.
The Pentagon, on Wednesday, said the forces “are not going to fight in Ukraine,” but instead would “ensure a robust defense of our NATO allies.”
Last week, as tensions in the region, continued to mount, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin put 8,500 U.S. troops on heightened preparedness, as President Biden and his national security officials weighed where to send troops in Eastern Europe to aid Ukraine as part of a broader NATO effort, while Putin threatened incursion.