Schiller Institute Deploys Truth Against NATO’s Hybrid Warfare and “Hit Lists”
It is often said that during wartime, one side will accuse its opponents of employing illegal and brutal tactics that are actually practiced by the accuser. Studies of how to do this effectively proliferated in the west after the Maidan coup in 2014, but became especially intense after 2016, with numerous papers written and seminars conducted by leading Anglo-American think tanks — such as RAND, the Atlantic Council and Chatham House — on countering Russian “hybrid” or “information” warfare directed at Ukraine. At the same time, NATO officials were rejecting Russia’s requests to discuss security guarantees, and were training and arming Ukrainian troops in preparation for a war.
Shortly after the Maidan coup, a Ukrainian entity, Mirotvorets, was established to identify “enemies” of Ukraine, compiling lists with thousands of names. This was supplemented by an official organization established by the National Security andDefense Council of Ukraine called the Center for Countering Disinformation (CCD), which published a “hit list” released on July 25, 2022, which identified more than 70 people as “information terrorists” and “war criminals” working on behalf of Vladimir Putin (cf. SAS 31-40/22). Designed to target individuals for possible “liquidation”, 31on the list were either members of the Schiller Institute (SI) or had spoken at SI conferences.
An Oct. 6 press availability sponsored by the SI, titled “We Will Not Be Silenced! Speaking Truth in Times of War”, addressed the geopolitical reality behind the Ukrainian “kill lists”, and how this use of hybrid warfare by the west is integral to the ongoing war, which threatens to become a thermonuclear confrontation. The speakers, most of whom are on those blacklists, represent a cross section of truth seekers committed to slicing through the war narrative and to mobilize for a new security and financial architecture.
They included former Virginia State Senator Richard Black, a Marine Corps combat veteran and former head of the Army’s Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon, who presented his view of the explosions of the Nord Stream pipelines. A video of his comments has had nearly 600,000 views. Black is part of the CCD “hit list”. He was followed by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, whose name is first on the new CCD list.
Among the other speakers were Canadian-American journalist Eva Bartlett, who gave her presentation live from Donetsk; Dr. Cliff Kiracofe, a former senior advisor of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and president of the Washington Institute for Peace and Development; Lt. Col. Ralph Bossard (ret.), who spent 25 years in the Swiss Army (cf. above); Graham Fuller, a retired CIA officer; Ray McGovern, co-founder of the VIPS; Mira Terada, the chairwoman of the Moscow-based Foundation to Battle Injustice; and Diane Sare, the Independent LaRouche candidate for U.S. Senator in New York. A video of the event, including the full list of speakers, can be found here.