The sheer size and scope of the Western information operations right now regarding Ukraine and Russia in my opinion dwarfs what was done in the lead up to the second invasion of Iraq.
Even in unimportant Australia, the commercial and public broadcasters feature daily stories about the plucky Ukrainians getting ready for an imminent Russian invasion and the print media feature think-pieces about Putin trying to recreate the glory days of Catherine the Great and a new Russian empire, etc. Then there are the stories of gallant NATO members rushing to assist little Ukraine. I am now completely unnerved by the scope and obvious imbalance of this coverage. The media is totally on board the war train.
In light of this, it is to be expected that efforts to suppress alternative viewpoints are part of the planned program shortly or in tandem with the commencement of hostilities. I expect that access to “alternative” websites (eg: RT.com) and perhaps SST will become difficult if not impossible.
I am not going to post again on what is happening in Ukraine or foreign policy because, as Patrick Armstrong has already found, Governments, including the Australian Government, have many means of coercing obedience and silencing critics. I do not have an inflated view of my importance, it’s just that I and those I care about, have numerous vulnerabilities to be easily exploited if it is decided that even my ramblings are intolerable.
That is all.
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