To be continuously updated. I’ll have more coming as the BS flows in throughout the day.
A woman who jumped onto a newscast in Russia holding an antiwar sign faces up to 15 years in prison. False. She’s already had a trial. She was fined $300. Her case is over.
Russian attacks have been destroying the water, food, TV, radio, and power in cities they attack. False. What little I have heard of is that the Ukrainians are turning off their own power, electricity, and water supplies in cities under attack. We have no idea why they are doing this. I haven’t heard of any of this getting shut off by Russian attacks, although they did take out the TV tower in Kiev but that’s because
The war is stalemated. False. Russian and separatist republic forces move forward ~5 miles a day. These forces typically take 4-5 new towns a day. Ukraine had the 3rd largest army in Europe and they are fighting very hard. They’ve had eight years to dig in, especially in the Donbass where they are dug in so deep it’s very hard to dislodge them. Most of the Donbass towns are a real slog.
A beautiful Russian model criticized Putin, so he had her murdered and had her body stuffed in a suitcase. False. Her boyfriend murdered her a year ago. He was convicted in a court of law and is now serving a sentence.
The school in Mariupol that where 400 refugees took up residence and were bombed by Russia is an art school. We just learned that. False. There’s no evidence that this event even took place. Russia is going so slow in Mariupol because they are trying to preserve as many civilian lives as possible.
Russia is running out of manpower and equipment. Apparently false.
Russia is having to dip into second string reserves who are poorly trained. False. My understanding is that Russia has not used any of its reserves. It used some conscripts in the beginning but then it sent them home.
Russia has used chemical weapons in the past. False.
The US feels that Russia is getting ready to do a chemical or biological weapons attack. False. And their evidence for his is…? Nothing.
Russia made up a lie about US bioweapons labs in Ukraine (except it wasn’t a lie), which somehow means Russia is getting ready to use chemical or biological weapons herself! False. How they arrived at that odd conclusion is not known.
If we do not help Ukraine, Russia will commit a “genocide” in Ukraine. False. Russia has actually been dramatically going out of its way to try not to harm civilians. A Newsweek article today finally admits this. Yes, 1,000 civilians have died, but Russia could have killed many more, especially if they used US methods of scorched Earth warfare.
If we do not help Ukraine, Russia overthrow the Ukrainian government and start World War 3. False. How does one follow from the other. This is the old “If we don’t fight the Islamist terrorists over there, we will have to fight them here” lie. Anyone notice that it never came true?
Ukraine’s recent offer is reasonable. Ukraine will agree to not join NATO and in response, Russia will initiate a ceasefire and leave Ukraine. False. Russia would have to be insane to take that offer. What about denazification? What about Donbass and Crimea? What’s to stop them from joining NATO.
Ukraine’s offer on Donbass and Crimea is reasonable. This question will have to be put to voters via a referendum. False. Like Hell it does. Anyway, obviously the voters are going to vote no on letting either one go.
Russia is bogged down in a stalemate. False. On the contrary, Russia is encircling the cities and laying seige to them. Further, Russia and the separatist armies are advancing by 3-12 miles every day. Every day they capture another 4-8 villages.
Russia lacks air superiority. False. Russia has total air superiority. The Ukrainian air force is shot. Yes they have some anti-aircraft weaponry, but they are not shooting down many Russian planes.
Russia is planning a huge cyberattack on the US that will shut down America. False. This will also trigger Article 5 of the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization. Even this is dubious.
Russia’s use of supersonic weapons reflects not an extreme advantage but instead is a sign of desperation that they are running out of weaponry. False. LOL no.
A Russian newspaper said Russia had suffered 10,000 casualties. False. They were hacked by Ukrainians. The true figure may be 2,500.
Ukraine has shot down 100 Russian jets so far. False. LOL no.
Putin is getting ready to send in his own “fascist forces.” False. I don’t believe Putin has any fascist forces.
Putin is a Nazi like Hitler. Russia is a fascist country. False. While Russia is authoritarian, it is probably not fascist. Many authoritarian countries are not fascist.
The way to fight fascism in Putin’s Russia is by helping Ukraine. This is an antifascist gesture. False. LOL no. The way to stop an antifascist Russia is by supporting Nazi fascist Ukraine. Yeah. Makes sense!
If Russia is not stopped in Ukraine, it will attack the Baltics and Poland. It may well also attack Swedish islands and especially Alaska. False. Nope. Notice how they throw Alaska in there? Putin is going to attack US territory!
Russia’s supersonic missiles are nothing special. They’re just regular missiles. False. LOL no, are you kidding?
Putin is increasingly isolated and erratic. False. We don’t have any evidence for this.
Putin is mentally ill, senile, or has long COVID, all affecting his mind and judgement. On the contrary, he’s quite sane.
According to a Russian dissident, the Russian people oppose the war. False. 15% oppose the war. 74% support it. Putin has 79% support.
The mass Putin rally in Moscow was fake. False. The only reason people came is because they were forced to or were paid. Dubious. The wildly enthusiastic crowd of 200,000 is the largest in a long time.
Putin is the richest man in the world, worth hundreds of billions of dollars. False. There’s no evidence to support this. This is simply inferences people are making. His own salary is rather modest.
Russia is having resupply problems. Apparently false.
Navalny is the leading figure of Russia’s opposition. False. Well, not really. He only has 1% support. When he runs for President, he gets 1% of the vote! If that’s the leader of the opposition, that opposition sure is sorry.
Navalny’s conviction on fraud is politically motivated. Probably not, and even if it is, so what? He broke the law. The guy’s a criminal and a corrupt fraudster who’s been engaging in financial crimes for many years. He deserved his sentence.
Tucker Carlson and a few MAGA Republicans are pro-Russia. False. Both have condemned Putin, Russia, and the invasion. More properly, they are isolationists.