Sounds shocking, well here is some detail …
A grim Federal Security Services (FSB) report on Prime Minister Putin’s plan to meet China’s leader Hu Jintao in Beijing next week warns that both Russian and Chinese military forces are being placed on their ‘highest alert’ in anticipation of a massive land invasion believed being planned by the United States of both the Middle East and Central Asia.
I do hope your skeptical “bullshit” alarm just went off. If so, then you are bang on the mark, because as you read, the further in you go, the less credible it gets. For example, we have these gems …
The deliberate implosion of both the US and EU economies in order to destroy the Global Financial System that has been in place since the ending of World War II
The launching of a massive conventional war by the US and EU on the North American, African and Asian Continents to include the Middle East
That last one is a real beauty and leaves me wondering exactly who the author thinks the US is going to attack on the North American continent … Mexico or Canada … yea right. Read on and you find more of the same.
Lets put all that to one side and see where this actually comes from. The link presented takes me to Khudi.pk an Islamic English language website in Pakistan. Now that is scary, because this type of news article is the typical conspiracy gibberish that extremist fanatics lap up, so I do indeed have visions of some extremist group using this as propaganda to justify some preemptive strike.
So where did Khudi.pk get the story from? (prepare for a facepalm moment). Well, they link back to the European Union Times. Now that sounds like a credible source (its not, I’ll come back to them in a moment), and then they in turn got it directly from a kook website called “What Does it mean” (link here) to an article written by (its your facepalm moment) Sorcha Faal.
For those who do not know, Sorcha Faal is the name currently used by conspiracy nutter David Booth, whose work is of such quality that even the other conspiracy nutters think he is crazy.
- Here is an article on Above Top Secret that gives a big thumbs down to Mr Booth’s crazy rants. Now least you wonder, “Above Top Secret” is the internet’s beehive for all things conspiracy, UFO, paranormal and just about anything crank-related, and even they think he is crazy.
OK, lets step back a link and ask why a reputable paper such as the European Union Times would be a vector for this stuff. Well, thats easy, it is because it is not a reputable source at all, so don’t let the fancy title or sleek look fool you. It may claim to be a news site, but it is little more than a compiler and regurgitator of various news stories and a particularly unpleasant far-right leaning neo-Nazi blog
So there you have it then, no Armageddon on the horizon, all the links in the chain are deep shades of woo, and the author is so crazy that the other crazy folks disown him.
Ah yes, one final thought: yes I have indeed linked to lots of woo in the above, but I’ve added “rel=nofollow” into the link so that none of that linking gives them a search engine ranking boost. If you are not sure what that tag is, then you might like to check out Tim Farley’s article – Follow Up on NOFOLLOW that explains it all.