What is the 'false flag operation' used by Russia invading Ukraine?
civilians , and Russian military intervention. The Conversation, a foreign media outlet, explains that it started after Russia's careful 'fake flag operation ', which unfolds false allegations about a military attack on the so-called self-proclaimed secession republic.
Russia's attack on Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022, unilaterally declared independence through a terrorist attack on Ukraine, an attack on
What are false flag attacks – and did Russia stage any to claim justification for invading Ukraine?
False flag operation refers to an operation that induces a war by disinformation that a terrorist act or an armed attack of an enemy country has been carried out in the country, and it is said that it is related to the false flag operation in Russia. Some false information has been spread. On February 18, Russian media released news that 'a group of Ukrainian sabotage workers tried to blow up Russia's ammonia storage facility, but Russian militia stopped it,' but almost this. At the same time, 'Video of the attack recovered from the sabotage operatives' was released by an organization claiming to be the news agency of the pro-Russian Donetsk People's Republic. However, as a result of investigating the metadata of the video, it was confirmed that the shooting date was before the attack and the audio file was synthesized, and it is often pointed out that the video may be fake.
The following is a video that is believed to be due to the false flag operation. Please note that the gunshot pattern will be played along with the sound when played.
Anatomy of a Russian Seperatist False Flag --On February 18th the Telegram channel of the press service of the People's Militia of the Donetsk People's Republic published the following video, claiming to show a sabotage operation targeting chlorine tanks https://t.co/Syk8NG2zKx pic.twitter.com/R4mfggxbPg— Eliot Higgins (@EliotHiggins) February 20, 2022
Also on the same day, it was reported that an unmanned car owned by a separatist police officer was blown up in front of the government building in the center of Donetsk, Ukraine, but the car was separated in advance by the separatist. It is also pointed out that it was replaced with the one. A US State Department official has accused this of 'Russia is behind the case.'
Over the past few weeks, U.S. officials have publicized the existence of false flag operations by proactively announcing Russia's plans for false flag operations multiple times, suppressing people's emotions and weakening the operation. I have tried to make it. However, The Conversation points out that 'false flag operations are no longer what they used to be.'
Unlike the Iraq War, where only a few journalists and the little information available from the U.S. military were disseminated, most people in Russia's invasion of Ukraine took pictures and videos with terminals in their pockets and released them around the world. increase. The published information is scrutinized by a large number of people to determine which is true. Information scrutiny based on such public information is called open source intelligence (OSINT) . Although it becomes clear whether the information is true or not by performing OSINT, the spread of information that 'false flag operation is being developed' is a successful example of false flag operation, The Conversation points out. increase.
However, the distrust that 'the false flag operation is being carried out' also leads to the distrust of the leader who is carrying out the false flag operation. The Conversation said, 'False flag operations today will not only not be enough to provoke anger at alleged attackers, but will also raise suspicions about those who will benefit from false flag operations. '.