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Deconstructing Western influencers’ conspiracy theories about Darya Dugina’s assassination

(Opinion) The FSB confirmed that Darya Dugina was assassinated by a Ukrainian special agent who infiltrated Russia under the cover of being a single-mother refugee from Donbas.

She reportedly entered the country with falsified documents, spied on her for nearly a month after renting an apartment in the same building, and might even have used her teenage daughter to plant the bomb.

The terrorist is considered a member of the banned Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and is thought to have escaped to neighboring Estonia, which Russia asked to extradite even though that’s unlikely to happen.

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These are the facts as they objectively exist, as revealed from the official investigation thus far. Yet, some in the West have concocted several conspiracy theories about her assassination to mislead their targeted audience about Kyiv’s complicity.

In fact, these false narratives were preemptively introduced prior to the earlier mentioned findings being shared with the public to sow the seeds of confusion.

Examples abound on social media and are shared mainly by NAFO trolls (North Atlantic Fellas Organization). Still, some influential forces have also jumped on the propaganda bandwagon.

Darya Dugina. (Photo internet reproduction)
Darya Dugina. (Photo internet reproduction)

US-funded Russia expert Kamil Galeev, who became infamous after sharing a treasonous and pro-terrorist thread on Twitter, speculated that the Kremlin, the European far-right, and/or interest groups in Russia might have been behind Darya’s assassination.

US Helsinki Commission advisor Arthur Paul Massaro III, recently banned from Russia because of his aggressive lobbying, threw a bone to his many NAFO followers by blaming the FSB.

Despite all this, Newsweek amplified a Ukrainian-based marginal former Russian politician’s conspiracy theory about an imaginary “resistance group”.

The most influential fake news propagator, however, is indisputably the BBC. This British outlet gave a platform to Ekaterina Shulman, who’s a designated foreign agent that previously left Russia.

They deceptively declined to inform their audience of her official designation in their article about her conspiracy theory, very strongly implying that Darya’s own government killed her to ramp up support for an internal crackdown despite having previously reported about it on their site.

Shulman also hinted that earlier, many media figures were tipped off about this supposed inside job.

The common thread tying these kooky explanations of last weekend’s terrorist attack is that they all go to great lengths to deflect from Kyiv’s complicity.

Yet, that fascist regime’s mask just slipped after its Ambassador to Kazakhstan told local media about his government’s genocidal plans.

In his own words, “We are trying to kill as many [Russians] as possible. The more Russians we kill now, the fewer our children will have to. That’s it.”

Although not directly admitting it, the timing of his statement can easily be interpreted as innuendo that Kyiv carried out Darya’s assassination despite officially denying it.

That crumbling former Soviet Republic’s foreign patrons are panicking because they correctly predict that the evidence emerging from the FSB’s investigation will unquestionably confirm that Kyiv, not Russia, is the actual state sponsor of terrorism.

In fact, Moscow appears to be preparing to share its findings more widely with the world, as strongly suggested by the condolences that President Putin just sent to Darya’s father, the philosopher and political scientist Alexander Dugin, which preceded the Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya vowing to discuss her killing at the UNSC on Tuesday.

Alexander Dugin and daughter Darya Dugina. (Photo internet reproduction)
Alexander Dugin and daughter Darya Dugina. (Photo internet reproduction)

There’s no such thing as the so-called “perfect crime.”

Hence, it was inevitable that the evidence that’s now emerging would confirm Kyiv’s complicity in Darya’s assassination, which in turn completely discredits the US-led West’s proxies in that Eastern European country, thus further contributing to the erosion of the “official narrative” about the Ukrainian Conflict.

Presciently foreseeing this scenario, Western influencers sought to preemptively shape popular perceptions through the propagation of false narratives ridiculously blaming everyone but their fascist allies for this terrorist attack.

It’s unlikely, however, that any of their target audience even believes the nonsense those voices are spewing. Their conspiracy theories are so kooky and aggressively propagated that they come off as insincere even among those observers who might not have any previous knowledge of the situation and/or those individuals’ blind bias in support of Kyiv.

At all costs to their already sordid reputations, they’re obsessed with obfuscating the facts surrounding this case to push the theory that Russia itself was behind Darya’s assassination and its “deep state” is thus irredeemably divided.

The truth is altogether different, as is always the case, since “The Russian Deep State Is United Like Never Before” without any cracks within or between the members of its permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies.

Nevertheless, the increasingly desperate panic these Western influencers are experiencing as Russia continues sharing evidence implicating Kyiv in Darya’s assassination – and thus shattering their target audience’s false perceptions about their governments’ proxies – provides the chance for them to make one last-ditch shot at pushing this larger conspiracy.

After deconstructing their conspiracy theories about Darya’s assassination, it’s much easier to understand what they’re up to and expose the true motivations behind these folks’ perception management operations.

It wasn’t even that they were tipped off ahead of time about this terrorist attack, but simply that they immediately knew how to react upon it being reported with respect to preemptively propagating false narratives to obfuscate the facts from the investigation that would inevitably prove Kyiv’s complicity, which is evident to all objective observers at this point.

To that end, they’re heavily relying on the larger conspiracy theory that was earlier discredited by subsequent developments alleging that Russia’s “deep state” is irredeemably divided. That rogue forces within it might even be plotting to overthrow President Putin.

The only reason why they’d incorporate that unconvincing speculation into their latest narrative is that they literally have no other recourse absent simply telling the truth by admitting Kyiv’s complicity.

All that they’re doing is further discrediting themselves and their side, though, which inadvertently advances Russia’s interests.

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