Which I suppose is the purpose of the lies and spin.
So now a quick word on sources. We have something on the order of 1300 feeds and terminals, from fancy-schmancy machine readable stuff to obscure little specialist publications. For the most part we use them because we've found them to be accurate or, if biased, blatant enough about it that the bias is its own caveat.
The government approved sources are, however, a different kettle of fish and you proceed at your own risk when discerning what is news and what is dezinformatsiya.
As noted a few months ago:
In this case the story below, if true, is so important it is worth taking the risk of spreading disinformation by reposting it because what it boils down to is:This source, Sputnik News, is the successor to RIA Novosti's international operations, which Putin had ordered shut down. RIA Novosti continues its domestic Russian-language news ops at RIA.ru.You have to assume everything that the two publish is Putin approved....
Either the U.S. should get the hell out of NATO or Turkey should.
The head of Iraq's parliamentary committee on security and defense, Hakim al-Zamili, in an interview with Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, said that Baghdad could turn to Moscow for help after Turkey had allegedly breached Iraq’s sovereignty
Numerous reports suggest that on Friday Turkey sent approximately 130 soldiers to norther Iraq. Turkish forces, deployed near the city of Mosul, are allegedly tasked with training Peshmerga, which has been involved in the fight against Daesh, also known as ISIL.
"We may soon ask Russia for direct military intervention in Iraq in response to the Turkish invasion and the violation of Iraqi sovereignty," Iraqi lawmaker al-Zamili said.
On Saturday, Baghdad described the move as "a serious violation of Iraqi sovereignty," since it had not been authorized by Iraqi authorities.