Following the British playbook from World War I, the "democratic" West has blacked out Russia's media outlets
What are they afraid of, their cause being oh-so-just? Check out what Intel Slava is reporting.
In December of 2017, the BBC ran this article about a war begun over a century before:
How Britain pioneered cable-cutting in World War One
Published15 December 2017
The UK's most senior military officer has warned of a new threat posed by Russia to communications and internet cables that run under the sea.
But the reality is that an understanding of this threat is anything but new. And it is the UK which first pioneered the technique of cable-cutting just over a century ago.
At the outbreak of World War One, Britain had the most advanced undersea telegraph cable system. It wrapped around the world, due to the reach of the British Empire. The dominant position offered an opportunity and strategists were determined to make the most of it. But first, German cables had to be dealt with.
A telegram arrived at the port of Dover just past midnight on 5 August 1914, the day after Britain declared war on Germany. It was in code, so its meaning would have been lost on anyone apart from its intended recipient, an officer named Superintendent Bourdeaux.
Image caption,Britain dominated much of the world's undersea cable network in 1914
"We were taking a considerable risk," Bourdeaux recounted in his report. At 01:52 he was on board a ship, the Alert, as it set sail. The bulk of the crew didn't know what their mission involved as the Alert arrived at its first destination at 03:15, lowered its hook to the seabed and began to dredge.
Bourdeaux and the Alert were undertaking one of the first strategic acts of information warfare in the modern world. A few hours later, the Alert had cut off almost all of Germany's communications with the outside world. It had hit the kill switch.
That episode is not just ancient history, since what the British shrewdly did back then—wiping out the enemy’s capacity to tell their story to the world—the “democratic” nations of the West have now done to Russia, banishing RT and Sputnik (even Gettr has deleted them), and variously going after anyone who contradicts the black/white propaganda narrative exploding from “our free press” all across the board.
Yet contradict that narrative we must, because it’s patently untrue; and, even if it weren’t demonstrably a pack of lies, one always must know what the Other Side is saying.
Here, then, is a link to Intel Slava, a Russian news site: https://t.me/s/intelslava.
And here’s a link to an invaluable timeline to the Ukraine conflict, published by Off-Guardian, covering the period from 1990 to the US coup in 2014:
(Off-Guardian will soon be publishing Part 2, to bring us up to date.)