They’re Recycling The Viagra Rape Atrocity Propaganda They Used On Libya, by Caitlin Johnstone

Like so much Western propaganda, this is evidence free. From Caitlin Johnstone at caitlinjohnstone.com:

The west is advancing the claim that Putin is distributing Viagra to his soldiers so that they can more effectively rape Ukrainians, which was a ridiculous propaganda narrative the first time the west used it to manufacture consent for regime change in Libya.

In a Thursday interview with the French government-owned news agency AFP, a Mauritian-British official from the United Nations named Pramila Patten claimed that Russia has a “military strategy” of mass rape in Ukraine and that Russian soldiers are being “equipped” with the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra in order to facilitate that military strategy.

“When you hear women testify about Russian soldiers equipped with Viagra, it’s clearly a military strategy,” Patten said.

Because AFP is one of the major propaganda multipliers whose material is republished by news media outlets around the world, Patten’s completely unevidenced claim of weaponized Viagra has been uncritically reported as a real news story by outlets like CNN, The New York PostForbes, The IndependentThe Hill, and Yahoo News. This claim will now be folded into many rank-and-file mainstream news consumers’ understanding of what is happening in Ukraine, despite its brazenly propagandistic nature.

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One response to “They’re Recycling The Viagra Rape Atrocity Propaganda They Used On Libya, by Caitlin Johnstone

  1. Ridiculous propaganda goes back a long way. During the first world war Germans were cutting the arms and legs off of Belgian babies. During world war two Germans were shrinking heads, making lampshades from human skin, and gassing millions of Jews in the homicidal gas chambers of their factories of death. And just a note, but while the second world war propaganda was reaching a climax at the end of the war, the soviet and American armies were basically an army of real rapists.

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