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Did Iran Just Shoot Down Israeli F-35 Over Isfahan?!

Did Iran just shoot down an Israeli F-35 fighter over Isfahan?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Iran Just Shot Down Israeli F-35 Over Isfahan!

People are sharing a video on social media, claiming or suggesting that Iran just shot down an Israeli F-35 fighter over Isfahan!

Joseph / Athar / Imran Haider : 🚨BREAKING🚨

IRANIAN NTI AIR CAPABILITIES SEEN DESTROYING THE FIRST ISRAELI F-35 IN HISTORY OVER ISFAHAN

Kuvira Regime Team : Can confirm. I’m seeing this video all over Persian telegram channels

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Truth : Iran Did Not Shot Down Israeli F-35 Over Isfahan!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating online, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : That Video Was From A Video Game

The viral video does not actually show Iran anti-aircraft personnel shooting down an Israeli F-35 over Isfahan.

It is really just a clip from a gameplay video called “Anti-Air C-RAM System in Action shot down Fighter Jets – Surface-to-Air Missile – Mil-Sim – ArmA 3“.

The gameplay video was recorded using the game, ArmA 3, which is also known as ArmA III or Armed Assault 3 – an open-world, military tactical shooter game by Bohemia Interactive.

This particular gameplay video was posted on YouTube by Compared Comparison on 30 July 2022, so obviously it has nothing to do with the Israeli strike on Iran in April 19, 2024.

Fact #2 : F-35 Does Not Have Canards

Compared Comparison did not state what fighter jets were featured in the video, only that they were shot down using the the 20mm gatling gun on the C-RAM/Phalanx CIWS.

However, if you look closely at the aircraft in the viral video, you can see that it has canards – small wings in front of the main wings. It could be any one of these fighter jets with canards:

  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Dassault Rafale
  • Saab JAS 39 Gripen

But the aircraft in the viral video is most certainly not the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II, which lacks any canards.

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Fact #3 : It Was Posted As Houthi Shooting Down F-15 Earlier

The perpetrator of this hoax, Joseph, asked his followers to “please go into the comments and call out all the fraudsters saying its fake, thank you.

Not only did he falsely misrepresent the video as Iran shooting down an F-35 over Isfahan, he actually posted the same video on 12 January 2024, claiming that it showed Houthi forces shooting down an American F-15:

Joseph : 🚨BREAKING🚨

HOUTHI ANTI AIR CAPABILITIES SEEN DESTROYING THE FIRST AMERICAN F-15 OF THE WAR OVER SANA’A, YEMEN.

He even used the same syntax for that fake claim!

Fact #4 : Israel Only Launched A Drone Strike

Regardless of the fake video, it is impossible for Iran to shoot down any Israeli F-35 fighter jets, because Israel never sent any on 19 April 2024.

The April 19 strike by Israel used drone, as well as at least one missile. No Israeli fighter jets – F-35, or otherwise, were involved.

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Is Ukraine now drafting soldiers with Down syndrome?!

Is Ukraine now forced to draft soldiers with Down syndrome?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Ukraine is drafting soldiers with Down syndrome!

People are sharing videos of what they claim or suggest is a Ukrainian soldier with Down syndrome, in a trench being abused by his fellow Ukrainians. In another video, the same Down syndrome soldier is seen almost dropping a bomb upside down a mortar tube!

Ian Miles Cheong : There are multiple videos of Ukrainian men with obvious physical and intellectual disabilities being press-ganged, “mobilized” and forced to be on the front lines—some of whom are rescued by women who no longer want to lose their men to fight Zelensky’s war. This video of an intellectually disabled man is one such example. How much longer must this go on?

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Truth : Ukraine is not drafting soldiers with Down syndrome!

This appears to be yet another example of Russian propaganda and/or fake news, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Down syndrome Man Does Not Appear To Be AFU Soldier

Let me start by pointing out that there is no evidence that the soldier with Down syndrome is actually part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). In fact, there is no evidence he is even a soldier!

If you look carefully at the two videos (another below), you will notice a few problems with claims that the Down syndrome man is an AFU soldier:

  • His uniform lacks any unit patch or identification
  • He’s wearing rubber boots, even though it’s winter
  • While you may think he’s wearing a bulletproof vest, he’s just wearing an empty plate carrier, without any actual armour plate.
  • He also lacks a helmet and a weapon of any kind, even though the videos claim / suggest that he’s on the frontline.

Unsurprisingly, none of those sharing these videos actually provided any evidence that the man, who is apparently called Vokha, is serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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Fact #2 : It Was Likely Recorded Far From Any Frontline

The videos lack any features that allow for geolocation, so it could easily be recorded in Russia, or Russian-occupied territories in Ukraine, using a Ukrainian man with Down syndrome.

In fact, it was likely recorded far away from any frontline as his abuser / cameraman was very loud. Such shouting would have attracted the attention of the opposing side, resulting in artillery fire or a drone attack.

In addition, there was a distinct lack of background sound – no booming of artillery, not even gunshots in the distance. It literally sounds like the videos were taken in a safe environment, far from any fighting.

Fact #3 : AFU Does Not Accept Soldiers With Disabilities

I should also point out that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) does not accept soldiers with such significant disabilities.

As the AFU’s Regulation on Military Medical Examination decreed (archive), people with significant congenital or chromosomal abnormalities are ineligible for military service, even if they wish to voluntarily join the AFU!

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Fact #4 : He Would Have Endangered His Fellow Soldiers

Frankly, it would not make sense for Ukraine to deploy soldiers with Down syndrome on the frontlines, even if they are desperate, because they would pose even more danger to their fellow soldiers.

People with Down syndrome not only have some intellectual impairment, they also have health problems. If they are ever drafted to serve in the military, they would be serving in the rear, and never on the frontlines.

Fact #5 : This Is Likely Just Russian Propaganda

This is likely just Russian, or pro-Russia, propaganda / fake news, just like these examples that I fact checked earlier:

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Did Brooklyn Couple Steal Palestinian Couple’s Home?!

Did a couple from Brooklyn steal a home that was once owned by an elderly Palestinian couple?!

Take a look at the photo that Michael Moore made viral, and find out what the FACTS really are!

Updated @ 2024-04-06 : Updated after photo went viral again
Originally posted @ 2021-05-24

 

Claim : Brooklyn Couple Stole Palestinian Couple’s Home!

People keep sharing this photo as evidence that Americans / Israelis are stealing Palestinian homes, every time there is a conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

It notably went viral in May 2021, after Michael Moore posted it (archive) on his Facebook wall, and it has gone viral every few months since then, and most notably after the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel.

If someone took/stole your home right now, and moved you out because a theocracy ordered it — or what if this same theocracy bulldozed your home and tossed you out into a field and told you and your children to GTF outta here — what would YOUR response be?

What would you have the moral right to do about it? And to be perfectly clear, I don’t care if it was a Christian Fascist German soldier in 1941 forcibly removing you from your home, or an American bank in 2008 forcibly removing you and kicking you to the curb while taking your home — it’s gut-check time, folks (and yes, I mean you too, fellow pacifists):

What would you have the moral and human right and DUTY to do about it, to respond to it, to stop it? And would the rest of the world just stand by and let you suffer as it so often does?

When do we all just put a stop to this, to grind the gears of the machine to a complete halt and replace the plutocracy (we’re not a democracy), the theocracy (you’re not a democracy), and any racial, religious or corporate supremacy with TRUE democracy, FULL human rights, and love?

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Truth : Brooklyn Couple Did Not Steal Palestinian Couple’s Home!

This is a rather iconic photo – a Palestinian couple looking at what used to be their ancestral home, now occupied by an Israeli couple. We decided to investigate the photo, and here was what we found…

Fact #1 : The Photo Was Taken In Israel

This photo is genuine, and was taken in the village of Ijzim, about 30 minutes south of Haifa in Israel.

Just to be clear, Ijzim is not in the West Bank, or the Gaza Strip – territory under partial or full Palestinian control.

Fact #2 : The Photo Was Taken In 2020

Despite what people may say, this photo was not taken recently. It was taken and published in May 2020. The last time the elderly Palestinian couple was in Ijzim was 72 years prior to the photo.

Fact #3 : Ijzim Was Depopulated In 1948

Israel captured Ijzim during the 1948 War, and the majority of the villagers fled or were expelled during the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe). The Israelis quickly demolished the Arab houses to make way for permanent Jewish settlements.

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Photo credit : Fred Csasznik – Front cover of The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem by Benny Morris, Cambridge University Press 1989.

Fact #4 : Palestinians No Longer Own These Lands

While the Nakba can be argued as morally wrong, this is not an uncommon practice whenever a country annexes or conquers a region.

For example, the Soviet Union expelled Germans from East Prussia after World War 2, and gave the southern part to Poland, while Lithuania was given the northern part.

Today, East Prussia is part of Poland and Lithuania – both members of the European Union and NATO. Germans who were expelled between 1945 and 1949 can visit their ancestral homes, but they cannot claim ownership over those lands.

More directly – there is no evidence the elderly Palestinian couple have any paper to prove their prior ownership of the land on which their home used to be.

Fact #5 : The House Was Not Their Home

The house in the photo is not the same house that the elderly Palestinian couple used to live in. That house, which belonged to the Palestinian man’s father, was demolished during the Nakba, and a new home was built on the land.

So it is factually wrong to say that the elderly Palestinian couple was looking at “the house they once lived in“. The house they were looking at is completely different from the house they once lived in.

That does not mean that the Palestinian couple has no right to feel hurt over their loss. It was, after all, where they once lived. But whether they are entitled to that land that they abandoned more than 70 years ago is another question altogether.

Fact #6 : It Was Part Of An Al-Jazeera Project

For those who doubt the authenticity of the photo, I can confirm that it is genuine and was taken as part of an al-Jazeera project.

In May 2020, Najwan Simri of Al Jazeera took an elderly Palestinian couple to visit their original homes and to meet their current Israeli residents. Here is the Al Jazeera video clip, as well as an English translation.

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Some towns and cities inside the Green Line will become the hope of those in the diaspora. But they will also become a station of refuge for others.

Here lives a family uprooted from a nearby village. We had an appointment with Hajjeh Im Samir to accompany her there. Her [ailing] husband insisted on coming with us because he said the air of Ijzim is the best cure.

Despite its beauty, the road there seems desolate as if it gets you to the place but doesn’t take you there. Eagerly, Im Samir organizes our tour for us and tells us the names of the [Palestinian] owners of the houses.

Fact #7 : No Evidence The Couple Was From Brooklyn

The most authoritative source for this photo was Al Jazeera, and even they did not identify the Israeli couple, much less confirmed that they were from Brooklyn, New York City.

Despite my extensive searching, I could find no source to back up this claim. None of the earlier posts using this picture – in May to June 2020 – even mentioned that the Israeli couple were from Brooklyn.

Therefore, it is highly likely that their Brooklyn origin is completely bogus, and was added much later.

Many detractors have pointed out that this is of no importance. If that is true, then I ask – why lie about this? Why claim, without evidence, that the couple was from Brooklyn?

IMHO, it must have been important for the people who added this “Brooklyn” connection to tie this “occupation” of Palestinian land to the Americans. Hence, the necessity to claim that the Israeli couple was from the United States.

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Did JAG Arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart?!

Did JAG just arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart for striking Donald Trump from the state’s primary elections?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : JAG Arrested Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart!

On 1 April 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that JAG arrested Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart for striking Donald Trump from the state’s primary elections!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

JAG Arrests 4th Treasonous Colorado SCJ Melissa Hart

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Truth : JAG Did Not Arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : JAG Did Not Arrest Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart

This is really silly, but it has to be said – the Judge Advocate General did not arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart.

In fact, no Colorado Supreme Court justice was arrested for voting to remove Donald Trump from the state ballots in the upcoming 2024 US Presidential elections.

When Real Raw News first claimed that US Marines arrested Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez, Colorado Judicial Department spokesperson Rob McCallum said that “there is no legitimacy” to the claims.

Justice Márquez has not been arrested by the Marines, and is not in custody.

To be clear – no Colorado Supreme Court Justice, not even Justice Melissa Hart, was not arrested for any reason, by the JAG (Judge Advocate General), the US Marines, or any law enforcement officials.

Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

Regardless of the reasons, it is really silly for anyone to claim that the JAG officers arrested all four Colorado Supreme Court justices.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians, even if they are American citizens. The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

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Fact #3 : JAG Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

In addition, JAG officers are not law enforcement officers. They are really military lawyers, and have no powers to arrest anyone – not even military personnel.

They can investigate crimes, defend or prosecute service members accused of those crimes. But JAG officers cannot actually arrest anyone. So it’s really silly for anyone to write stories about JAG officers arresting anyone. What a ridiculous fantasy!

Fact #4 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Was Taiwan Earthquake Caused By Chinese Seismic Attack?!

Was the Hualien City earthquake in Taiwan caused by a Chinese seismic attack?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Taiwan Earthquake Was Caused By Chinese Seismic Attack!

Right after news broke about the strongest earthquake to hit Taiwan in 25 years, some people immediately claimed or suggested that it was a Chinese attack using some kind of seismic or directed energy weapon (DEW).

Matt Wallace : Rumors are circulating that the Chinese government caused the earthquake in Taiwan using “geological impact devices” in preparation for a feared “imminent takeover” of the country while Joe Biden is still in office ⚠️

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Truth : Taiwan Earthquake Was Not Caused By Chinese Seismic Attack!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating on websites and social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Earthquakes Are Common In Taiwan

Let me start by simply pointing out that earthquakes are common in Taiwan, because the island is located within a seismically-active zone on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Geologists have identified 42 active faults on the island, but the Hualien City earthquake was caused by a complex zone of convergence between the Philippine Sea Plate, and the Eurasian Plate.

Between 1901 and the year 2000, Taiwan recorded 91 major earthquakes, in which 48 resulted in loss of life.

In short – strong earthquakes are common in Taiwan. There is nothing nefarious about earthquakes in Taiwan.

Fact #2 : Hualien City Earthquake Was Less Destructive

The Hualien City earthquake struck at 7:58 AM on 3 April 2024, and its magnitude was measured at 7.4 on the Richter scale. While that made it the largest earthquake in 25 years, the 1999 Jiji earthquake was much stronger with a magnitude of 7.7.

Fortunately, only ten fatalities have been reported so far, with about a thousand people injured. In contrast, the 1999 Jij earthquake killed 2,415 people and injured over 11,300 people.

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Fact #3 : Earthquake Weapons Do Not Exist

I should also point out that earthquake weapons or geoweapons do not exist. There is no evidence that any country is even making a serious effort to develop earthquake weapons.

Unsurprisingly, none of those who made these claims ever provided any evidence that China (or any other country for the matter) has weapons that can cause earthquakes.

Fact #4 : CSES Is A Satellite

Incidentally, CSES stands for China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite), also known as Zhangheng. It is a joint Chinese-Italian mission to monitor electromagnetic field and waves, plasma, and particle fluxes in the near-Earth space.

The CSES satellite is not a seismic, or directed energy weapon. It only weights 730 kg, and has a peak power consumption of just 900 watts. Hardly enough to power a house, never mind a directed energy weapon of any kind!

The CSES mission is also jointly funded and managed by China and Italy. So even if it’s some kind of nefarious geoweapon, it would not have been deployed without Italy’s consent.

Again, none of those who claimed that the CSES satellite is a weapon of some sort, ever provided any evidence.

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Fact #5 : China Made No Effort To Invade Taiwan

The claim that China struck Taiwan with an earthquake weapon as a prelude to an invasion is easily disproven – there was no invasion fleet, no Chinese tanks on the beachhead, no airstrikes by the PLAAF.

Instead, the Chinese government expressed concern and offered assistance to Taiwan. Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, stated extended its heartfelt condolences to those affected by the earthquake in Taiwan, and emphasised that the CCP government is willing to provide support for disaster relief efforts.

Does that sound like a prelude to an invasion? Naturally, none of these conspiracists ever offered any evidence that China is invading Taiwan right after this tragedy.

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Are Soldiers Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure?!

Are US soldiers protecting Trump properties from being seized?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Soldiers Are Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure!

On 22 March 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that Navy SEALS, Delta Force, Army Rangers, and US Marines are now protecting Trump properties in New York, Florida, New Jersey, Nevada, and California!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

White Hats Fortify Trump Properties

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Claim : Soldiers Are Not Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Soldiers Are Not Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure!

This is really silly, but it has to be said – US soldiers are not protecting Trump properties from seizure.

If soldiers were actually deployed to protect his properties, it would have been covered internationally, not just nationally, because it would be completely unprecedented,

Yet, there was no such news. Not even right-wing conservative websites or pundits mentioned such a shocking event. There are also no photos or videos of soldiers guarding any Trump property. That’s because it never happened. There are no soldiers protecting Trump properties from being seized.

Unsurprisingly, the Real Raw News article offered no evidence to back up its claim, just rambling nonsense.

Fact #2 : US Soldiers Cannot Be Deployed Except In Special Circumstances

It is really silly for anyone to claim that US soldiers were sent to protect properties owned by Donald Trump, more so to prevent them from being seized.

The Posse Comitatus Act prevents federal military personnel from being deployed within the United States, except when expressly authorised by the Constitution, or an Act of Congress.

Generally, only the President of the United States can order the deployment of US federal military personnel and federalised National Guard troops within the United States using the Insurrection Act of 1807.

Even if President Joe Biden wanted to help protect Donald Trump’s properties, he wouldn’t be able to use the Insurrection Act to deploy troops, because they can only be deployed to “suppress civil disorder, insurrection, or rebellion”

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Fact #3 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Did Russia Arrest Rustam Azhiev For Moscow Attack?!

Did Russia arrest a Ukrainian man called Rustam Azhiev for the Crocus City Hall attack in Moscow?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Russia Arrested Rustam Azhiev For Moscow Attack!

Some people are claiming that Russia just arrested a Ukrainian man called Rustam Azhiev for the Crocus City Hall attack in Moscow that killed at least 133 people.

Paul A. SzypulaUkraine citizen Rustam Azhiyev was just identified as a terrórist who took part in the massącre Friday of over 150 peaceful people in Moscow.

Were U.S. tax dollars used by Zelensky to facilitate this horrendous attack on innocent citizens of Russia?

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Truth : Russia Did Not Arrest Rustam Azhiev For Moscow Attack!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Rustam Azhiev Is Chechen Battalion Deputy Commander

Let me start by pointing out that Rustam Magomedovich Azhiev (born Мохмад ВоӀ Рустам / Moxmad Vo’ Rustam on 12 April 1981) is currently the deputy commander-in-chief of the Chechen battalion OBON, which is fighting on the Ukrainian side of the Ukraine War.

Azhiev was a former Chechen wrestler who started fighting against the Russian military in the Second Russo-Chechen War in 1999. He later fought against Russia in the Syrian civil war, as Abdul Hakim al-Shishani, the emir of the jihadist militant group, Ajnad al-Kavkaz (AK).

In 2022, Abdul Hakim al-Shishani and his AK militants joined the fight against the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Fact #2 : Russia Never Said He Was Rustam Azhiev

Without a doubt, Rustam Azhiev has been a thorn in the side of the Russian government for many years, and is thus, is well-known (infamous?) to them.

If Russia did indeed capture Rustam Azhiev, it would have been a major coup. The Russian government would have publicly announced it, and made a big fuss. Yet, it did nothing of the sort.

Even Margarita Simonovna Simonya, the editor-in-chief of RT – the Russian state broadcaster, only identified the man in the viral photo as the “mastermind” behind the Crocus City Hall attack. She never identified him as Rustam Azhiev.

The only people who are apparently making these claims are Western social media users who probably cannot tell the difference between a Chechen and a Syrian, never mind identify Rustam Azhiev in a line-up. Unsurprisingly, none of them actually provided any evidence that the man is Rustam Azhiev.

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Fact #3 : The Captured Man Is Not Rustam Azhiev

While the man may look superficially like Rustam Azhiev, they are not the same man as the photo above shows. They have different cheek profiles, and their ears look different.

But the clearest indication is their hair partings. The man who was captured has hair parted on his left side. Rustam Azhiev’s hair is parted on his right side.

It cannot be determined from the photo, but the real Rustam Azhiev lost three fingers while fighting in the Second Russo-Chechen War in 2009. The Russian government would obviously know if this man is, or is not, Rustam Azhiev.

Fact #4 : Rustam Azhiev Was Never Associated With ISIS

Rustam Azhiev may hate Russia, but he has never been associated with ISIS. His jihadist militant group, Ajnad al-Kavkaz, was made up of fighters from the Caucasus Emirate, but operated autonomously.

In fact, AK’s support for the fight against Russia has less to do with its jihadist ideals, and more to do with fighting against Russia’s oppression, as one of its commanders explained:

Every enemy of Russia is a friend of ours. Also, the Ukrainian people are oppressed, and Islam commanded us to support the oppressed, let alone if the oppressor is a common enemy to us.

There is simply no evidence that Rustam Azhiev would subject himself to ISIS command, never mind actually take part in an ISIS operation.

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Did Marines Arrest Victoria Nuland + Husband For Treason?!

Did US Marines just arrest Victoria Nuland and her husband, Robert Kagan, for treason and seditious conspiracy?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Marines Arrested Victoria Nuland + Husband For Treason!

On 7 March 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that US Marines just arrested Victoria Nuland and her husband, Robert Kagan, for treason and seditious conspiracy!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Marines Arrest Victoria Nuland and Husband

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Truth : US Marines Did Not Arrest Victoria Nuland + Husband!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : US Marines Did Not Arrest Victoria Nuland + Husband!

This is really silly, but it has to be said – US Marines did not arrest Victoria Nuland and/or her husband, Robert Kagan. If Victoria Nuland and/or her husband were ever arrested for any reason, the news would have been reported by the mainstream media.

Yet, there was no such news. Not even right-wing conservative websites or pundits mentioned such a shocking event. That’s because – it never happened. Victoria Nuland and/or her husband were not arrested by the US Marines, or any law enforcement agency, for any reason.

Unsurprisingly, the Real Raw News article offered no evidence to back up its claim, just rambling nonsense.

Fact #2 : US Marines Cannot Arrest Civilians

It is really silly for anyone to claim that US Marines were sent to arrest civilians like Victoria Nuland and her husband. In fact, US Marines cannot even arrest military personnel!

Civilians like Victoria Nuland and her husband, Robert Kagan, would have been taken into custody by the state police, or the FBI, depending on the nature of the crime committed. US military members would never be involved in such arrests.

Even if either Victoria Nuland or her husband were somehow military personnel in the Marine Corps (they are not), they would have been arrested by US Marine Corps Military Police, not the marines themselves!

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Fact #3 : Victoria Nuland Isn’t Retiring From Politics

Victoria Nuland isn’t retiring from politics, as claimed by the Real Raw News article, because she isn’t a politician. She is a diplomat who is currently serving as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, under the US State Department.

On 5 March 2024, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that Victoria Nuland intends to step down as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

The next day, the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (CIPA) announced that Victoria Nuland will join its faculty as the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor in the Practice of International Diplomacy, starting 1 July 2024.

In short – Victoria Nuland’s retirement as Under Secretary of State was not a cover-up. She is relinquishing that role for a teaching position in Columbia CIPA.

Fact #4 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Did JAG Arrest Three Colorado Supreme Court Justices?!

Did JAG arrest three Colorado Supreme Court justices for striking Donald Trump from the state’s primary elections?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : JAG Arrested Three Colorado Supreme Court Justices!

On 28 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that JAG arrested three Colorado Supreme Court justices for striking Donald Trump from the state’s primary elections!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

JAG Arrests THIRD Criminal Colorado Supreme Court Justice

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Truth : JAG Did Not Arrest Three Colorado Supreme Court Justices!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : JAG Did Not Arrest Any Supreme Court Justice

This is really silly, but it has to be said – no Colorado Supreme Court justice was arrested for voting to remove Donald Trump from the state ballots in the upcoming 2024 US Presidential elections.

When Real Raw News first claimed that US Marines arrested Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez, Colorado Judicial Department spokesperson Rob McCallum said that “there is no legitimacy” to the claims.

Justice Márquez has not been arrested by the Marines, and is not in custody.

To be clear – no Colorado Supreme Court Justice was not arrested for any reason, by the JAG (Judge Advocate General), the US Marines, or any law enforcement officials.

Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

Regardless of the reasons, it is really silly for anyone to claim that the JAG officers arrested three Colorado Supreme Court justices.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians, even if they are American citizens. The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

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Fact #3 : JAG Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

In addition, JAG officers are not law enforcement officers. They are really military lawyers, and have no powers to arrest anyone – not even military personnel.

They can investigate crimes, defend or prosecute service members accused of those crimes. But JAG officers cannot actually arrest anyone. So it’s really silly for anyone to write stories about JAG officers arresting anyone. What a ridiculous fantasy!

Fact #4 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Was Ukrainian Plot To Assassinate Donald Trump Just Foiled?!

Did US Army CID officers just foil a plot by Ukraine to assassinate Donald Trump?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Ukrainian Plot To Assassinate Donald Trump Was Just Foiled!

On 24 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed or suggested that US Army CID officers just foiled a plot by Ukraine to assassinate Donald Trump!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

White Hats Foil (another) Plot to Assassinate President Trump

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Truth : CID Did Not Foil Ukrainian Plot To Assassinate Donald Trump!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Donald Trump Is No Longer President

Let me just start by pointing out that Donald Trump is no longer the President of the United States. He has not been President since he lost the election and left the White House on 20 January 2021.

Yet, the Real Raw News article kept referring to him as President Donald Trump, instead of former President Donald Trump, or just Donald Trump.

Fact #2 : No Plot To Assassinate Donald Trump Was Recently Foiled

While many people dislike Donald Trump, and quite a few would like to see him dead, there is no known recent plot to assassinate the former president.

If any US agency ever foiled a plot to assassinate any former President, it would have been major news. Yet no legitimate news agency in the United States, or anywhere else in the world, reported on such a shocking development?

More so if the Ukrainian Intelligence Directorate was actually implicated in such an assassination plot. The Kremlin and its propaganda machine (and its useful idiots) would have actively promoted the story! Yet there was not even a squeak.

Even Donald Trump himself never said anything about an assassination plot. If it really did happen, he would have talked about it non-stop. Yet he said nothing of the sort.

That’s because it never happened. No one foiled a plot by the Ukrainian Intelligence Directorate to assassinate Donald Trump in February 2024.

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Fact #3 : US Army CID Has No Power Over Civilians

The claim that the US Army CID officers foiled a plot to assassinate Donald Trump is absurd.

The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is the law enforcement agency for the US Army. The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. CID officers can only investigate felony crimes and serious violations of military law within the US Army!

US Army CID officers would not be “shadowing” any American politician, or former Presidents. Not only is that not within their job scope, they don’t even have the authority to do that!

Fact #4 : US Army CID Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

US Army CID officers are not law enforcement officers. They are really more like detectives who investigate serious crimes in the US Army.

They don’t even have the power to charge anyone with crimes. They just investigate allegations, and turn over their official findings to the appropriate US Army command and legal authority for further action.

Fact #5 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Did US Navy JAG Just Execute Oprah Winfrey?!

Did the US Navy JAG just execute Oprah Winfrey?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : US Navy JAG Executes Oprah Winfrey

On 23 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that Oprah Winfrey was just sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

JAG Executes Oprah Winfrey

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Truth : US Navy JAG Did Not Execute Oprah Winfrey

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Arrested / Sentenced To Death

Let me just start by pointing out that Oprah Winfrey has not been executed, arrested, or sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno, or any other reason.

Oprah Winfrey is a mega celebrity, and one of the richest women in the world, with a net worth of $3.5 billion as of May 2023. If she was ever arrested, it would have been international news.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet, not even celebrity blogs, have reported that Oprah Winfrey was in any legal trouble, never mind arrested, sentenced to death, and then executed by hanging!

We know this for sure because Oprah herself posted about her speaking with Tyler Perry on resilience and forgiveness in her latest “The Life You Want” class on 23 February 2024.

You may note that this occurred four days after the US Navy JAG (Judge Advocate General) supposedly executed Oprah Winfrey by hanging, on 19 February 2024.

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Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

The claim that the US Navy JAG executed Oprah Winfrey for being an accessory to mass murder in the 2023 Maui fire is absurd.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians like Oprah Winfrey. The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

Fact #3 : JAG Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

JAG officers are not law enforcement officers. They are really military lawyers, and have no powers to arrest anyone – not even military personnel.

They can investigate crimes, defend or prosecute service members accused of those crimes. But JAG officers cannot actually arrest anyone. They certainly cannot act as judge, jury, and executioner!

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Fact #4 : Death Sentences Take Years To Execute

It is also hilarious that Real Raw News readers actually believe the bullshit that someone sentenced to death would be executed just days later.

That may be possible in a country like North Korea, but certainly not in the United States, where death row inmates wait an average of 178 months – about 15 years after their sentencing, before they are executed.

In fact, none of the six Gitmo inmates charged with capital crime in the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and the attack on USS Cole in 2000, have actually been trialled to date, never mind convicted and sentenced to death.

Fact #5 : US Military Has Not Executed Anyone Since 1961

Even though the US military has killed many combatants intentionally, and civilians as collateral damage, they have not executed prisoners since 1961.

There are four US military inmates on death row, but none of them have been executed so far.

Fact #6 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Is Trump Using Oprah’s Money To Pay $355 Million Fine?!

Is Donald Trump going to use Oprah Winfrey’s money to pay the $355 million fine for fraudulently overvaluing his properties?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Trump Will Use Oprah’s Money To Pay $355 Million Fine!

On 20 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that Oprah Winfrey was just sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Deep State Won’t See a Dime of Trump’s Money

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Truth : Trump Cannot Use Oprah’s Money To Pay $355 Million Fine!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Arrested / Sentenced To Death

Let me just start by pointing out that Oprah Winfrey has not been arrested, or sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno, or any other reason.

Oprah Winfrey is a mega celebrity, and one of the richest women in the world, with a net worth of $3.5 billion as of May 2023. If she was ever arrested, it would have been international news.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet, not even celebrity blogs, have reported that Oprah Winfrey was in any legal trouble, never mind arrested and/or sentenced to death!

We know this for sure because Oprah herself posted about her experience flying to NYC to take part in the photoshoot for the cover of the last issue of British Vogue, on 8 February 2024.

Could she have made it for the photoshoot, if she was supposedly arrested and jailed in Guantanamo Bay, before being courtmartialed, and sentenced to death???

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Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

The claim that the US Navy JAG convicted Oprah Winfrey for being an accessory to mass murder in the 2023 Maui fire, and sentenced her to death, is absurd.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians like Oprah Winfrey. The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

Fact #3 : JAG Cannot Confiscate Civilian Property

The claim that JAG can confiscate Oprah Winfrey’s assets is also laughable. As the military justice branch of the American military, JAG cannot confiscate civilian property.

Even if somehow permitted to do so under the Justice Department’s asset forfeiture program (2023 guidelines), it would require the minimum oversight of:

  • the Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) or investigative agent in charge of the administrative
    forfeiture matter (and, if applicable, the AUSA in charge of the related criminal matter);
  • investigative agents; and
  • appropriate USMS representatives.

In short, even in the MAGA / QAnon fantasy world where Oprah Winfrey’s assets were somehow confiscated, it would be under the oversight of the US Justice Department.

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Fact #4 : Seized Assets Cannot Be Given To Trump

Even in the MAGA / Canon fantasy world where Oprah Winfrey was somehow sentenced to death, and had her assets seized, there is no reason why those assets should ever be given to Donald Trump!

The seized assets would belong to the US government, and can be used as it sees fit. And there is simply no reason why it should divert some of those seized asset to a private citizen, even if he is called Donald J. Trump.

The truth is there is no way Oprah Winfrey’s money is ever going to be used to pay Donald Trump’s massive fine for fraudulently overvaluing his properties!

Fact #5 : Donald Trump’s Assets May Be Seized!

Ironically, Donald Trump may have his own assets seized to pay for the massive $355 million fine, with another $100 million in pre-judgement interest!

On 21 February 2024, New York Attorney General Letitia James said that she is prepared to seize assets from Donald Trump if he is unable to find the cash to cover his civil fraud fine.

We are prepared to make sure that the judgment is paid to New Yorkers, and yes, I look at 40 Wall Street each and every day.

Fact #6 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Was Oprah Winfrey Just Sentenced To Death?!

Was Oprah Winfrey just sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Oprah Winfrey Was Just Sentenced To Death!

On 16 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that Oprah Winfrey was just sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

JAG Convicts Oprah Winfrey, Sentences to Death

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Truth : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Sentenced To Death!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Sentenced To Death

Let me just start by pointing out that Oprah Winfrey has not been sentenced to death for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno, or any other reason. In fact, she has not even been arrested or jailed for any reason!

Oprah Winfrey is a mega celebrity, and one of the richest women in the world, with a net worth of $3.5 billion as of May 2023. If she was ever arrested, it would have been international news.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet, not even celebrity blogs, have reported that Oprah Winfrey was in any legal trouble, never mind sentenced to death!

We know this for sure because Oprah herself posted about her experience flying to NYC to take part in the photoshoot for the cover of the last issue of British Vogue, on 8 February 2024.

Could she have made it for the photoshoot, if she was supposedly jailed in Guantanamo Bay, before being courtmartialed, and sentenced to death???

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Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

The claim that the US Navy JAG convicted Oprah Winfrey for being an accessory to mass murder in the 2023 Maui fire, and sentenced her to death, is absurd.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians like Oprah Winfrey. The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

Fact #3 : Office of Military Commissions Has No Powers Over Civilians

The claim that the Office of Military Commissions convicted Oprah Winfrey for being an accessory to mass murder in the 2023 Maui fire, and sentenced her to death, is also ridiculous.

The Office of Military Commissions conducts military tribunals to try individuals for their unlawful conduct in war. The 2023 Maui fire was a natural disaster, and not a war. The Office of Military Commissions would not be involved in conducting any military tribunals over the Maui inferno.

Fact #4 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

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Are Soldiers Now Making Arrests Across The United States?!

Have over a million soldiers been deployed to make arrests across the United States?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Soldiers Are Making Arrests Across The United States!

People are sharing a video on X (formerly Twitter), which appears to show soldiers marching, together with claims that over a million of them are now making arrests across the United States!

GhostEzra : OVER 1 MILLION MILITARY ARE NOW ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TO MAKE ARRESTS

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Truth : Soldiers Are Not Making Arrests Across The United States!

This is yet another example of fake news circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Viral Video Is From January 2021

Let me start by pointing out that the viral video isn’t new. It was actually recorded and posted by CNN’s Manu Raju on 19 January 2021 – more than 3 years ago!

Anyone who claims that this shows a current event in February 2024 is lying to you.

Fact #2 : Soldiers Were Marching To Protect Biden Inauguration

The viral video does not show American soldiers marching to arrest anyone. It actually shows National Guard troops marching into Washington D.C. to protect the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

The troops were deployed in unprecedented numbers to safeguard the capital after the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol just days earlier, on January 6, 2021.

Manu Raju posted the video on both his Instagram and Twitter accounts, with the following descriptions:

Troops marching into the Capitol a day before Biden’s inauguration @ United States Capitol

This morning in front of the Capitol:

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Fact #3 : US Only Has 1.4 Million Active Military Personnel

As per Statista, the United States has the world’s third largest army with about 1.4 million active military personnel, as of 2022. However, that is made up of the many military branches in the United States:

  • Army Active Duty : 461,657
  • Navy Active Duty : 340,065
  • Army National Guard : 329,705
  • Air Force Active Duty : 320,421
  • Army Reserve : 176,171
  • Marine Corps Active Duty : 174,577
  • Air National Guard : 104,984
  • Air Force Reserve : 68,048
  • Navy Reserve : 55,224
  • Marine Corps Reserve : 32,599
  • Space Force Active Duty : 8,000

The US Army alone does not have 1 million soldiers, even if it brought in its entire reserves, as well as the National Guard. So it is literally impossible for “over a million” soldiers to be deployed to make arrests across the United States.

That number available for the US Army to deploy within the United States is far below 1 million, because approximately 171,000 troops are deployed overseas!

Even the approximately 800,000 US Army active, reserve and National Guard troops available in the United States cannot all be deployed, because a significant number has to be retained to man its many bases, and provide logistical or technical support.

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Fact #5 : US Military Cannot Arrest Civilians

It is really silly for anyone to claim that the US military personnel were sent to arrest civilians all across the United States. For what crime? For what purpose? None of that was explained, but yet, many people believed it is true.

All that is utter nonsense, because the United States is not a police state, or under martial law. In the US, criminals are arrested by the state police, or the FBI, depending on the nature of the crime committed. US military members would never be involved in such arrests.

Fact #6 : This Is Just Conspiracy Fake News!

This is just another example of fake news created or shared by conspiracy theorists, like these other examples:

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Did JAG Just Hang WHO Assistant DG Ihekweazu?!

Did US Navy JAG just hang WHO Assistant Director General Ihekweazu for promoting COVID-19 vaccines?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : JAG Hanged WHO Assistant DG Ihekweazu!

On 10 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that US Navy JAG just hanged WHO Assistant Director General Ihekweazu for promoting COVID-19 vaccine mandates!

As usual, the article is (intentionally?) rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

JAG Hangs WHO Despot

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Truth : JAG Did Not Hang WHO Assistant DG Ihekweazu!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : His Name Is Chikwe, Not Chickwe

The Real Raw News story wrongly identifies the WHO official in its story as Dr. Chickwe

If it cannot even get his name right…

Fact #2 : Promoting Vaccines Is Not A Crime

Real Raw News claimed that Dr. was hanged for apparently pushing vaccine mandates, and/or promoting COVID-19 vaccines. That’s just daft.

After all – neither promoting vaccine mandates, or COVID-19 vaccination, are crimes in the US military, or even in the United States.

Even if promoting vaccines and vaccine mandates are crimes in a hypothetical dystopian United States, they would not necessarily be capital crimes resulting in the death penalty.

Fact #3 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians like Dr. . The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

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Fact #4 : JAG Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

JAG officers are not law enforcement officers. They are really military lawyers, and have no powers to arrest anyone – not even military personnel.

They can investigate crimes, defend or prosecute service members accused of those crimes. But JAG officers cannot actually arrest anyone.

Fact #5 : Death Sentences Take Years To Execute

It is also hilarious that Real Raw News readers actually believe the bullshit that someone sentenced to death would be executed just days later.

That may be possible in a country like North Korea, but certainly not in the United States, where death row inmates wait an average of 178 months – about 15 years after their sentencing, before they are executed.

In fact, none of the six Gitmo inmates charged with capital crime in the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and the attack on USS Cole in 2000, have actually been trialled to date, never mind convicted and sentenced to death.

Fact #6 : US Military Has Not Executed Anyone Since 1961

Even though the US military has killed many combatants intentionally, and civilians as collateral damage, they have not executed prisoners since 1961.

There are four US military inmates on death row, but none of them have been executed so far.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

Fact #7 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

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Did JAG Execute Assistant Defense Secretary Tanya Skeen?!

Did US Navy JAG just hang Assistant Defense Secretary Tanya Skeen for bribing Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : JAG Executed Assistant Defense Secretary Tanya Skeen!

On 3 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that US Navy JAG just hanged Assistant Defense Secretary Tanya Skeen for bribing Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

JAG Hangs Asst. Defense Sec. Tanya Skeen

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Truth : JAG Did Not Execute Assistant Defense Secretary Tanya Skeen!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Tanya Skeen Is No Longer Assistant Defense Secretary

Real Raw News claimed that the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps arrested and then executed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Tanya M. Skeen.

That’s quite impossible since she left the US Department of Defense, and joined CACI International as its Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development on 13 November 2023.

CACI Names Tanya M. Skeen as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development

Company Release – 11/13/2023

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that Tanya M. Skeen, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (Acting), has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development. In this role, she will have a pivotal impact on the company’s growth by providing guidance and recommendations on investments to further advance CACI’s capabilities aimed at satisfying our customers’ future mission needs.

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition is Cara Abercrombie, who was nominated to the post on 20 April 2023.

Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

Real Raw News claimed that Tanya Skeen was executed after being found guilty of wiring $35 million to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s personal bank account. That’s just daft.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians like Tanya Skeen. The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

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Fact #3 : JAG Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

JAG officers are not law enforcement officers. They are really military lawyers, and have no powers to arrest anyone – not even military personnel.

They can investigate crimes, defend or prosecute service members accused of those crimes. But JAG officers cannot actually arrest anyone.

Fact #4 : Death Sentences Take Years To Execute

It is also hilarious that Real Raw News readers actually believe the bullshit that someone sentenced to death would be executed just days later.

That may be possible in a country like North Korea, but certainly not in the United States, where death row inmates wait an average of 178 months – about 15 years after their sentencing, before they are executed.

In fact, none of the six Gitmo inmates charged with capital crime in the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and the attack on USS Cole in 2000, have actually been trialled to date, never mind convicted and sentenced to death.

Fact #5 : US Military Has Not Executed Anyone Since 1961

Even though the US military has killed many combatants intentionally, and civilians as collateral damage, they have not executed prisoners since 1961.

There are four US military inmates on death row, but none of them have been executed so far.

Fact #6 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Are Tanks + IFVs Being Sent To Protect Texas Border?!

Are M1A1 tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles being sent to protect the Texas border against illegal immigrants?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Tanks + IFVs Are Being Sent To Protect Texas Border!

On 1 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that M1A1 tanks and Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) are being sent to protect the Texas border against illegal immigrants!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

White Hats Send Armor to Border

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Tanks + IFVs Are Not Being Sent To Protect Texas Border!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Tanks + IFVs Are Not Being Sent To Protect Texas Border!

This is really silly, but it has to be said – the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss is not sending two M1A1 tank platoons, with Bradley IFVs to protect the Texas border against asylum seekers and migrants.

Why on Earth would armoured forces be needed to protect the border against unarmed men, women, and children???

What will Real Raw News claim next? That the US Navy is sending battleships and aircraft carriers to take on illegal immigrants???

Fact #2 : Two Children + Their Mother Drowned

Real Raw News claimed that a mother and a child drowned in while trying to cross the Rio Grande in early January 2024. That’s not accurate.

The incident did not occur in early January as Real Raw News claimed, but in mid January – on the night of 12 January 2024, to be precise. In addition, three people died, not two as Real Raw News claimed – a mother and her two children.

Victerma de la Sancha Cerros (33), her daughter Yore Rubi (10) and son, Jonathan Agustin (8), drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande near Shelby Park. Another two migrants in that group – Monica de la Sancha Cerros (30) and her son, Victor Antonio (10) were rescued by Mexican officials.

Fact #3 : Texas Officials Blocked Access To US Border Patrol

At 8 PM of that tragic night, Mexican officials alerted the US Border Patrol about two migrants in distress on the US side of the river, near the Shelby Park boat ramp. When a Border Patrol agent arrived to help, personnel from the Texas Military Department refused the agent access to the park.

In court filings, Chief Border Patrol Agent Robert Danley said that federal agents were not permitted to visually monitor the Shelby Park area when the three deaths and two rescues happened. He also said Texas officials blocked mobile video surveillance inside the park’s area that can find migrants in distress.

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Fact #4 : Mutiny Carries A Death Penalty Sentence

It is ridiculous to claim that the US military would deploy forces in opposition to the current Administration. The US military is subservient to the US civilian leadership, which is currently the Biden Administration under US President Joe Biden.

Deploying military troops without a direct order by the Biden Administration would be mutiny under Article 94 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). If those troops actually engaged in violence, it would also be considered an insurrection / rebellion.

Military personnel committing mutiny would be subject to a court martial, and those found guilty shall be punished by death or other alternative punishments that the court martial may decide.

Fact #5 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Did Navy SEALs Kill Two Mar-a-Lago Intruders?!

Did US Navy SEALs just kill two intruders at Donald Trump’s residence of Mar-a-Lago?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Navy SEALs Just Killed Mar-a-Lago Intruders!

On 29 January 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that US Navy SEALs just arrested and killed two intruders at Donald Trump’s residence of Mar-a-Lago!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

White Hats Kill Mar-a-Lago Intruder

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Truth : Navy SEALs Did Not Kill Any Mar-a-Lago Intruder!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : There Were No Intruders At Mar-a-Lago

This is really silly, but it has to be said – no intruders attempted to breach security at Mar-a-Lago in January 2024.

If any intruder was ever caught trespassing at Mar-a-Lago, it would have been covered by news media all over the world, not just by a known fake news website.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet reported such an amazing story? That’s because it never happened. It was all made up.

Fact #2 : Mar-a-Lago Is Not Protected By US Military

Real Raw News claimed that Mar-a-Lago was protected by US Navy SEALs. That’s utter nonsense. SEALs are the US Navy’s primary special operations force, and are never assigned to protect civilians, or property.

US President Joe Biden, as well as all former US presidents, are never protected by the military. Instead, they are all protected by the US Secret Service.

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Fact #3 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Did US Special Forces Just Arrest Merrick Garland?!

Did US Special Forces just arrest Attorney General Merrick Garland for treason?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Special Forces Just Arrested Merrick Garland For Treason!

On 30 January 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that US Special Forces just arrested Attorney General Merrick Garland for treason!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Merrick Garland Arrested!

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Truth : Special Forces Did Not Arrest Merrick Garland For Treason!

The truth is – this is just another FAKE STORY created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

Everything posted by Real Raw News must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

Fact #2 : Merrick Garland Was Not Arrested

This is really silly, but it has to be said – US Attorney General Merrick Brian Garland was not arrested for treason or any other reason.

If he was really arrested, it would have been reported globally by the mainstream media, not just by a known fake news website. Yet, no legitimate media outlet reported such an amazing story?

That’s because it never happened. It was all made up.

Fact #3 : Merrick Garland Is Still In Office

Real Raw News claimed that Merrick Garland was arrested on 3 AM, Monday, 29 January 2024. That’s quite impossible because he is still serving as United States Attorney General!

Hours after his alleged “arrest” by Special Forces, the US Justice Department announced that Merrick Garland will undergo back surgery on Saturday, 3 February 2024. According to the Justice Department, Merrick Garland will delegate his duties to Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco shortly before, during, and for a short time after the procedure. He is expected to return to work on the week of February 5.

Even more damning, Merrick Garland issued a joint statement with Australia Attorney General Mark Dreyfus the next day, on the initiation of the US-Australian Agreement on Access to Electronic Data for the Purpose of Countering Serious Crime.

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Fact #4 : US Special Forces Cannot Arrest Civilians

It is really silly for anyone to claim that US Special Forces were sent to arrest a civilian like Merrick Garland, because they have no such power or authority. US Special Forces are not even empowered to arrest military personnel!

If he committed any crime, civilians like Merrick Garland would have been taken into custody by the state police, or the FBI, depending on the nature of the crime committed. US military members would never be involved in such arrests.

Everything posted by Real Raw News should be regarded as FAKE NEWS.

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Were Top UN Officials Found Guilty Of Oct 7 Attack On Israel?!

Were top UN officials found guilty of orchestrating the October 7 false flag attack on Israel?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Top UN Officials Guilty Of October 7 Attack On Israel!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that top UN officials were found guilty of orchestrating the October 7 false flag attack on Israel!

Top UN Officials Found Guilty of Orchestrating Oct. 7 False Flag Attack in Israel

A bombshell new report has found that several top United Nations officials were instrumental in orchestrating the Hamas terror attack in Israel on October 7 last year.

On Friday, the U.S. State Department suspended funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) after evidence emerged the agency had been part of a secret plot to run a false flag op in Israel.

The UNRWA confessed that 12 of its officials had been involved in the false flag attack and confirmed that they have since been fired from the agency.

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Top UN Officials Were Not Found Guilty Of October 7 Attack On Israel!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Top UN Officials Were Not Implicated

Let me start by pointing out that the recent UNRWA controversy did not involve top UN officials, as alleged in The People’s Voice article.

On Friday, 26 January 2024, Israel claimed that 12 employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) were involved in the October 7 attack by Hamas.

Israel never implicated any top UN official, only 12 UNRWA staff members. As reported by CNN:

The head of Israel’s Military Intelligence Directorate, Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, met with senior US officials on Friday and gave them “specific names and which organizations they are affiliated with, whether Hamas or PIJ (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) or others, and what exactly they did on October 7,” the Israeli official said.

“We showed them that we had solid intelligence from difference sources.”

An Israeli official familiar with how the intelligence was gathered said it was taken from Hamas computers and documents confiscated during operations in Gaza, and from interrogations of detainees and alleged terrorists.

Israeli officials say some of the attackers who were killed or detained on October 7 had UNRWA IDs on them. CNN was not shown the IDs or other intelligence.

The People’s Voice article offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claims. Neither did it name the top UN officials that it alleged were found guilty of orchestrating the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel.

Fact #2 : UNRWA Did Not Confess Its Officials Were Involved

The People’s Voice article claimed that UNRWA confessed that its officials were involved. That’s not true.

The head of UNRWA, Philippe Lazzarini, said a full investigation into the allegations was being carried out “to establish the truth without delay.“, and that any staff found to have been involved in acts of terror “will be held accountable, including through criminal prosecution“.

On 17 January 2024, UNRWA announced a full and independent review. That review, and the UNRWA investigation into the Israeli allegations, are still ongoing as of Monday, 29 January 2024.

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Fact #3 : Only 9 UNRWA Employees Were Fired So Far

The People’s Voice article claimed that UNRWA not only confessed its officials were involved, it confirmed firing all of them. That is also not true.

On Sunday, 28 January 2024, UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement, stating that nine of the 12 UNRWA staff members at the center of the allegations had been fired. One other was dead and the identities of two others were still “being clarified.”

Of the 12 people implicated, nine were immediately identified and terminated by the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Philippe Lazzarini; one is confirmed dead, and the identity of the two others is being clarified.

To be clear – those UNRWA employees were fired before investigations have been completed. Thus, their guilt have not yet been confirmed.

Fact #4 : No Evidence Hamas Attack Was False Flag Op

Bizarrely, The People’s Voice article claimed that the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel was a false flag operation. The claim is, frankly, ludicrous and illogical.

A false flag operation is one which is designed to look like it was committed by someone else. False flag operations are often executed to generate sympathy for the attacked party, or offer it justification to retaliate against the falsely-blamed perpetrator.

If the October 7 attack by Hamas was a false flag operation, it would suggest that it was Israel planned it, in order to gain sympathy and/or justification to attack Gaza in retaliation. There is no evidence of that, and The People’s Voice provided no evidence to back up its claim.

More importantly, it was Israel who made the allegations against UNRWA. If Israel was the real perpetrator of the October 7 attack on itself, it wouldn’t need to make these allegations. Justified or not, Israel already had casus belli to retaliate against Hamas, courtesy of the earlier October 7 attack.

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Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Were Marines + Army Rangers Just Sent To Texas Border?!

Did General Eric M. Smith just send Marines and Army Rangers to join the Texas National Guard protecting the border?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Marines + Army Rangers Were Sent To Texas Border!

On 27 January 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that General Eric M. Smith just sent Marines and Army Rangers to join the Texas National Guard protecting the border!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

A White Hat convoy carrying crates of rifles and spools of razor wire arrived in Eagle Pass, Texas, Friday afternoon to support the Texas National Guard in its regional border dispute with unlawful federal forces, a source in General Eric M. Smith’s office told Real Raw News.

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Truth : Marines + Army Rangers Were Not Sent To Texas Border… Yet!

The truth is – this is just another FAKE STORY created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

Everything posted by Real Raw News must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

Fact #2 : Marines + Army Rangers Were Not Sent To Texas Border

This is really silly, but it has to be said – US Marines and Army Rangers were not sent to the Texas border to support Governor Greg Abbott’s refusal to comply with a recent US Supreme Court ruling, allowing US Border Patrol agents to remove razor wire placed on the Texas border.

Neither were any US Marine or Army Ranger instructed to wear the uniform of the Texas National Guard to “show solidarity”. That’s just utter nonsense.

Such an action would have been considered mutiny, and it would have been covered extensively by the US mainstream media, if not news organisations all over the world.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet reported such a shocking story? That’s because it never happened. It was all made up.

Fact #3 : Mutiny Carries A Death Penalty Sentence

The US military is subservient to the US civilian leadership, which is currently the Biden Administration under US President Joe Biden. Deploying military troops without a direct order by the Biden Administration would be mutiny under Article 94 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

Military personnel committing mutiny would be subject to a court martial, and those found guilty shall be punished by death or other alternative punishments that the court martial may decide.

Fact #4 : US Marine Generals Don’t Command Army Rangers

The Real Raw News writer does not appear to understand the basic concept of the military chain of command, or the fact that the United States has multiple uniformed services.

General Eric M. Smith is the 39th commandant of the US Marine Corps, which is just one of eight uniformed services in the United States. He only has command over the US Marine Corps, but not the other uniformed services like the Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.

In short – it is simply impossible for General Eric M. Smith to order US Army Rangers to do anything. The Rangers are part of the US Army, which is a completely different uniformed service.

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Fact #4 : US Military Have Been Deployed To Help DHS

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the federal agency in charge of the border at Texas and other US states.

The US military have been deployed to the Texas border on several occasions by the civilian administration of the day – in 2018 under President Trump, and in 2023 under President Biden. However, they were always there to assist the CBP, with the CBP deciding on where those Marines were deployed, and how they could assist.

The Real Raw News, on the other hand, is claiming that US Marines and US Army Rangers were deployed to help the Texas National Guard fight against the CBP. That’s just utter nonsense. If any US Marines were to be deployed in 2024, it would certainly be to help the CBP, not to fight against them.

Everything posted by Real Raw News should be regarded as FAKE NEWS.

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Was NIH Deputy Director Alfred Johnson Just Hanged?!

Did US Marines just hang NIH Deputy Director Alfred Johnson for conducting biological warfare experiments on homeless people?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Marines Just Hanged NIH Deputy Director Alfred Johnson!

On 25 January 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that US Marines just hanged NIH Deputy Director Alfred Johnson for conducting biological warfare experiments on homeless people!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

NIH Honcho Alfred Johnson Hanged After Getting Pranked Whitmer-Style by Marines

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Truth : US Marines Did Not Hang NIH Deputy Director Alfred Johnson!

The truth is – this is just another FAKE STORY created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

Everything posted by Real Raw News must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

Fact #2 : Dr. Alfred Johnson Was Not Arrested / Hanged

This is really silly, but it has to be said – Dr. Alfred Johnson, the current NIH Deputy Director for Management, was never arrested, and he was certainly not hanged by US Marines.

If he was really arrested, it would have been reported by the mainstream media in the United States, if not globally, as he is a Deputy Director of a major US government organisation.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet reported such a shocking story? That’s because it never happened. It was all made up.

Fact #3 : Camp Blaz Is Not Used As Prison

It is funny that Real Raw News should claim that any civilian is being held at Camp Blaz. Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz is a new facility on the island of Guam, that was activated on 1 October 2020, and only officially opened on 25 January 2023.

Camp Blaz does not function as a prison of any kind. It is used to house Marines that were relocated from USMC facilities in Okinawa, Japan.

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Fact #4 : US Marines Cannot Arrest / Hang Civilians

It is also silly for anyone to claim that US Marines were sent to escort a civilian prisoner out of Camp Blaz. US Marines do not have jurisdiction or the power to detain any civilian.

In fact, US Marines are not even empowered to arrest or detain other military personnel! In the US Marine Corps, any arrest would have been made by US Navy Master-at-Arms and/or the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS), not the marines themselves.

US Marines certainly have no right or power to hang any civilian. In fact, such an act would be considered murder under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)

If any US Marine committed such a crime, he/she would be court-martialled under Article 118 of the UCMJ, and face a death sentence or imprisonment for life. The punishment of “a formal reprimand and 60 days of latrine duty” in the Real Raw News article is, in fact, too lenient even for the writer of such bullshit.

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Did US Marines Just Arrest John Kelly For Treason?!

Did US Marines just arrest former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for treason?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : US Marines Just Arrested John Kelly For Treason!

On 23 January 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that US Marines just arrested former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for treason!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Marines Arrest Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly

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Truth : US Marines Did Not Arrest John Kelly For Treason!

The truth is – this is just another FAKE STORY created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

Everything posted by Real Raw News must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

Fact #2 : John Kelly Was Not Arrested

This is really silly, but it has to be said – former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly was not arrested for treason or any other reason.

If he was really arrested, it would have been reported globally by the mainstream media, not just by a known fake news website. Yet, no legitimate media outlet reported such an amazing story?

That’s because it never happened. It was all made up.

Fact #3 : Jake Tapper Didn’t Interview John Kelly In January 2024

A quick check of Jake Tapper’s X feed (formerly Twitter) showed that he never interviewed John Kelly through the whole of January 2024.

The last time John F. Kelly said anything publicly appears to be in October 2023, when he released a statement confirming much of the 2020 reporting by Jeffrey Goldberg that Donald Trump expressed disdain for veterans and the war dead.

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Fact #4 : US Marines Cannot Arrest Civilians

It is really silly for anyone to claim that US Marines were sent to arrest a civilian. John F. Kelly was once a US Marine Corps general, but he retired in 2016, and has been a civilian since then.

Even if John Kelly was still a serving member of the military, he would not have been arrested by his own Marines, because US Marines are not even empowered to arrest military personnel! He would have been arrested by US Navy Master-at-Arms and/or the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS), not the marines themselves.

Civilians like former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly would have been taken into custody by the state police, or the FBI, depending on the nature of the crime committed. US military members would never be involved in such arrests.

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Was Lloyd Austin Just Killed In Ukraine?!

Was US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin just killed in Ukraine by Russian hypersonic cruise missiles?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Lloyd Austin Was Just Killed In Ukraine!

On 16 January 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was just killed in Ukraine by a Russian cruise missile strike!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

White Hats Confirm Lloyd Austin Killed in Ukraine

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Truth : Lloyd Austin Was Not Killed In Ukraine!

The truth is – this is just another FAKE STORY created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

Everything posted by Real Raw News must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

Fact #2 : Lloyd Austin Is Not Dead

This is really silly, but it has to be said – US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is not dead. Neither was he killed in Ukraine by Russian cruise missiles.

If anything happened to Lloyd Austin III, not only would the Biden Administration have been informed, so would the US Congress. It would also have been reported by the press all over the world.

The lack of any legitimate report of his death is even more impossible after the recent political brouhaha over Lloyd Austin belatedly informing the Biden Administration and the US Congress that he was hospitalised for prostate cancer surgery.

In fact, Lloyd Austin has just been called to testify before the House Armed Services Committee on 14 February 2023, over his failure to notify the White House about his recent hospitalisation. Do you think anyone would have kept his “death” a secret?

The truth is – Lloyd Austin is very much still alive, after being released from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday, 15 January 2024. On 19 January – 3 days after Real Raw News claimed that he was killed in Ukraine, he even had a voice call meeting with the Swedish Minister of Defense, Pål Jonson.

Fact #3 : Hypersonic Missiles Are Very Expensive

Real Raw News absurdly claimed that Lloyd Austin was killed by 20 hypersonic cruise missiles, when only one would have been sufficient. Okay, fine, you can throw in a second “just to be sure’.

Russia only has one hypersonic cruise missile in service – the 3M22 Zircon (Tsirkon / Циркон), known to NATO as SS-N-33. With a top speed of Mach 9, the 3M22 Zircon has the kinetic energy to easily penetrate bunkers. You don’t need 20 of them. You only need one.

It is also important to note that Zircon is extremely expensive to make, reportedly costing some $210 million per missile. If Russia actually fired 20 of them – that’s US$4.2 billion to destroy a single bunker. Not only is that an extravagant waste of money, Russia only started deploying the Zircon in January 2023, and has very few of them.

If Russia ever used a Zircon in Ukraine, it would have been reported by TASS, as well as military observers and the Ukrainian media. It never did. The Zircon remains the only missile that Russia has not deployed in Ukraine.

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Fact #4 : Marine Cyberspace Command Does Not Authenticate Identities

Real Raw News laughably claimed that Russian forces stormed Kyiv to retrieve Lloyd Austin’s fingerprints. Never mind, they barely moved the frontline since October 2022. Russian forces are currently several hundred kilometres away from Kyiv.

It doesn’t even make sense for Russia to retrieve his fingerprints, especially when Ukraine and the United States would be able to authenticate Lloyd Austin’s death. On top of that – it absurdly claims that the prints and photos were authenticated by a Cyberspace Command unit!

The US Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER) is a cybersecurity and cyberwarfare unit. It is meant to protect critical network infrastructure, and conduct cyberattacks. What it does not do is authenticate fingerprints and photos.

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Was Oprah Winfrey Just Arrested + Jailed In Gitmo?!

Was Oprah Winfrey just arrested for treason, and jailed in Guantanamo Bay?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Oprah Winfrey Was Just Arrested + Jailed In Gitmo!

On 14 January 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that Oprah Winfrey was just arrested for treason and a wide range of crimes, and jailed in Guantanamo Bay!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Oprah Winfrey Goes to GITMO

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Truth : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Arrested Or Jailed In Gitmo!

The truth is – this is just another FAKE STORY created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Everything posted by Real Raw News must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

Fact #1 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

This disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

Fact #2 : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Arrested / Jailed

This is really silly, but it has to be said – Oprah Winfrey was not arrested or jailed for any reason.

Oprah Winfrey is a mega celebrity, and one of the richest women in the world, with a net worth of $3.5 billion as of May 2023. If she was ever arrested, it would have been international news.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet, not even celebrity blogs, have reported that Oprah Winfrey was in any legal trouble, never mind arrested and jailed!

On top of that, Oprah posted a video on Instagram on Monday, 15 January 2024, in which she thanked Dolce & Gabbana for the purple dress she wore to the 29th Critics’ Choice Awards the day earlier.

Needless to say – she was seen in public, with the other cast members of The Color Purple, at the Critics’ Choice Award on Sunday, January 14 2024!

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Fact #3 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

The claim that JAG investigators arrested Oprah Winfrey is absurd. The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians like Oprah Winfrey.

The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

Fact #4 : JAG Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

JAG officers are not law enforcement officers. They are really military lawyers, and have no powers to arrest anyone – not even military personnel.

They can investigate crimes, defend or prosecute service members accused of those crimes. But JAG officers cannot actually arrest anyone.

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Baidu Denies ERNIE Bot Link To Chinese Military Research!

Baidu just denied any link between its ERNIE Bot generative AI service, and a Chinese military AI!

 

SCMP : Baidu ERNIE Bot Linked To Chinese Military!

On 12 January 2024, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that a research laboratory under the Strategic Support Force cyberwarfare division of the People’s Liberation Army “forged a physical link” between its AI system, and large language models in China, specifically the Baidu ERNIE Bot, and the iFLYTEK Spark.

According to SCMP, the project was detailed in a peer-reviewed paper published in the December 2023 issue of the Chinese academic journal, Command Control & Simulation. It also reported this as the first time the Chinese military has publicly confirmed its use of commercial large language models.

According to scientists involved in the project, a research laboratory with the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Strategic Support Force, which oversees the Chinese military’s space, cyber, intelligence and electronic warfare, has forged a physical link between its AI system and Baidu’s Ernie and iFlyTek’s Spark, which are large language models similar to ChatGPT.

The military AI can convert vast amounts of sensor data and information reported by frontline units into descriptive language or images and relay them to the commercial models. After they confirm they understand, the military AI automatically generates prompts for deeper exchange on various tasks such as combat simulations. The entire process is completely free of human involvement.

The paper by Sun Yifeng and his team from the PLA’s Information Engineering University, discussed how they fed military AI data on the 2011 US military intervention in Libya to large language models like the Baidu ERNIE Bot, and after several rounds of dialogue, they were able to predict the US military’s combat strategy.

In the paper, Sun’s team discussed one of their experiments that simulated a US military invasion of Libya in 2011. The military AI provided information about the weapons and deployment of both armies to the large language models. After several rounds of dialogue, the models successfully predicted the next move of the US military.

After the publication of that story, Baidu’s shares fell by more than 11.5%, amidst fears that such a direct link to the Chinese military would result in US sanctions, not unlike what happened to HUAWEI.

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Baidu Denies ERNIE Bot Link To Chinese Military Research!

Initially, Baidu only stated that it has no knowledge of the research project:

We have no knowledge of the research project, and if our large language model was used, it would have been the version that is publicly available online

However, after its stock price fell, Baidu issued a stronger denial on 15 January 2024.

Baidu stated that it did not have any “business collaboration” with Sun Yifeng’s team, or the PLA’s Information Engineering University, and stated that if ERNIE Bot was used in that research, it would have been the publicly-available version.

ERNIE Bot is available to and used by the general public.

The academic paper, published by scholars at a Chinese university, described how the authors built prompts and received responses from LLMs, using the functions available to any user interacting with generative AI tools.

Baidu has not engaged in any business collaboration or provided any tailored service to authors of the academic paper or any institutions with which they are affiliated.

Baidu also sated that SCMP has since “clarified and corrected” its report.

The South China Morning Post, the first media outlet that reported on this academic paper, has clarified and corrected its original media report.

SCMP removed its reference to a physical link between Ernie Bot and any Chinese military AI system, amending it t o say that the PLA laboratory tested its AI system system on Baidu Ernie and iFLYTEK Spark.

 

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China Still Has Access To High-Speed NVIDIA AI Chips!

Military institutions, AI research institutes and universities in China are still able to source and buy NVIDIA AI chips, albeit in small quantities!

 

AMD + NVIDIA Banned From Selling AI Chips To China!

Both AMD and NVIDIA were ordered by the US government to stop selling high-performance AI chips to both China and Russia on 26 August 2022. This ban was introduced to prevent both countries from using those high-performance AI chips for military purposes.

With immediate effect, the US government banned the export of all AI chips that are equal to, or faster than, the NVIDIA A100 (and H100), or the AMD Instinct MI250 chips. NVIDIA then created slower A800 and H800 AI chips for the Chinese market, but even they were also banned in October 2023.

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China Still Has Access To High-Speed NVIDIA AI Chips!

Despite the ongoing ban on the sale of high-performance AI chips to China and Russia, it appears that Chinese military-linked research institutes are still able to source and buy NVIDIA AI chips, albeit in small quantities!

According to a Reuters report on 14 January 2024, public tender documents show that dozens of military institutions, AI research institutes and universities in China with links to the military, have purchased and received high-performance NVIDIA AI chips like the A100 and the H100, as well as the slower A800 and H800 AI chips.

  • Harbin Institute of Technology purchased six NVIDIA A100 chips in May 2023, to train a deep-learning model
  • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China purchased on NVIDIA A100 in December 2022, for an unspecified purpose.

Both universities are subject to the US export restrictions, although the sale of those AI chips are not illegal in China.

More than 100 tenders were identified, in which Chinese state entities successfully purchased NVIDIA A100 and H100 chips, and dozens of tenders show successful purchases of the slower A800 chips.

  • Tsinghua University purchased two H100 chips in December 2023, as well as about eighty A100 chips since September 2022.
  • A Ministry of Industry and Information Technology laboratory purchased a H100 chip in December 2023.
  • An unnamed People’s Liberation Army (PLA) entity based in Wuxi sought to purchase three A100 chips in October 2023, and one H100 chip in January 2024
  • Shandong Artificial Intelligence Institute purchased five A100 chips from Shandong Chengxiang Electronic Technology in December 2023
  • Chongqing University purchased an NVIDIA A100 chip in January 2024.

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To be clear – neither NVIDIA or its approved retailers were found to have supplied those chips. NVIDIA said that it complies with all applicable export control laws, and requires its customers to do the same:

If we learn that a customer has made an unlawful resale to third parties, we’ll take immediate and appropriate action.

– NVIDIA spokesperson

Even though Chinese state entities appear to be able to purchase high-performance AI chips, the Reuters report also shows the effectiveness of the American AI chip ban.

The training of large artificial intelligence models require thousands of high-performance AI chips, and China does not seem to be able to procure more than a handful of these critical chips.

That does not mean China is slowing down its AI initiatives. Instead of relying on “gray imports” of AMD or NVIDIA AI chips, Chinese entities are doing their best to switch to local alternatives. In 2023, HUAWEI received orders for some 5,000 of its Ascent 910B chips.

Chinese mega-companies like Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent also have their own in-house AI chips like the Kunlunxin Gen 2, Hanguang 800, and Zixiao.

 

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Were Chinese Missiles Really Filled With Water?!

Were Chinese missiles really found to be filled with water, instead of fuel?! Take a look at the astonishing claim, and find out if it’s even plausible!

 

Claim : Chinese Missiles Were Filled With Water!

Bloomberg recently published a story on the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF), suggesting that Chinese President Xi Jinping purged its leaders after missiles were found to be filled with water instead of fuel, and that missile silos had improperly functioning lids.

Here is an excerpt from the Bloomberg story (archive):

US intelligence indicates that President Xi Jinping’s sweeping military purge came after it emerged that widespread corruption undermined his efforts to modernize the armed forces and raised questions about China’s ability to fight a war, according to people familiar with the assessments.

AsiaTimes then published an article, calling claims that there were water in Chinese missiles “a fake story” (archive).

Water in Chinese missiles’ tanks is a fake story

The idea that water is substituted for fuel is preposterous: Corrosion-prone rockets are kept empty until needed

The story is technically naive when it comes to China’s missiles. China does not keep its liquid-fueled rockets filled with propellant. This means they are empty sitting in silos. If fuel was stored in a rocket booster the internal tanks and plumbing would soon be ruined by corrosion. The military fuels them if there are warning conditions requiring loading the missiles with fuel.

So did Bloomberg publish a fake story on Chinese missiles being filled with water, instead of fuel? Is that even plausible? Let’s find out…

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Why Water-Filled Chinese Missiles Is Plausible!

Unless you are working in the upper echelons of the Chinese government or the PLARF, it is quite impossible to know the truth. However, here are the reasons why claims that Chinese missiles were found to be filled with water is plausible.

Fact #1 : PLARF Also Operates Cruise Missiles

First, I should point out that the Bloomberg story never identified what kinds of Chinese missiles were found to be filled with water, instead of fuel.

Most people jump to the conclusion that it must be referring to their ballistic missiles. But that is not necessarily the case.

The People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force also operates over 300 cruise missiles like the Dongfeng 100 (DF-100), and Chang Jian 10 (CJ-10). Those missiles are mostly liquid-fuelled, being powered by jet engines that run on jet fuel.

The report doesn’t … specify what types of missiles are implicated. I’d note, for example, that the PLARF operates 300+ cruise missiles, which are mostly liquid-fueled.

– Masao Dahlgren, fellow at the Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Siphoning fuel is a common form of military corruption, and there is much less security over these cruise missiles. So it would be plausible for corrupt individuals to replace fuel in these cruise missiles with water.

Fact #2 : Liquid Fuelled Rockets Are Kept Empty

The AsiaTimes article is correct that liquid-fuelled rockets are generally kept empty, as liquid rocket fuel is both toxic and corrosive. Hence, these rockets are only fuelled when they are needed (for tests, exercises, or security alerts).

The Chinese Dongfeng 5 (DF-5) ICBM, for example, requires 30 to 60 minutes to fuel up, which is why it is due to be replaced by the solid-fuelled DF-41 rocket.

However, it is plausible that some of these rockets might have water left in their propellant tanks, after they were fuelled during tests or training exercises, and then defuelled and washed with water.

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Fact #3 : Missile PBV May Be Filled With Water

It is also plausible that water was found in the Post-Boost Vehicle (PBV) found on ballistic missiles with multiple warheads. The PBV uses onboard rocket motors to deliver multiple warheads onto different trajectories, allowing a single ballistic missile to hit multiple targets.

These rocket motors are almost always liquid fuelled. So it is plausible that some of these PBV rocket motors were found to contain water, instead of fuel. Such a scenario could be due to gross negligence, as @LIM49Spartan explained (archive) on X (formerly Twitter):

I’ve had some time to think about the Chinese “filled with water” claims; and I think I know what happened. Every modern ICBM has what’s called the “Post-Boost Vehicle”; which aims and releases the warheads following ICBM burnout.

As the amount of liquid propellants in these post-boost vehicles are relative small, and these PBVs are sealed inside the ballistic missiles, they are unlikely to be siphoned by corrupt PLARF officers.

However, it does not preclude corruption by high-level PLARF officers to cover up mistakes made by manufacturers, that may have been exposed by external audits on these missiles.

 

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Supreme Court Justice Arrested For Voting Against Trump?!

Was Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez just arrested for voting to remove Donald Trump from the state’s ballots for the 2024 US Presidential election?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Supreme Court Justice Was Arrested For Voting Against Trump!

On 21 December 2023, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez was just arrested for voting to remove Donald Trump from the state’s ballots for the 2024 US Presidential election!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpts. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Marines Arrest Colorado SCJ Who Voted to Remove President Trump from State Ballot

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Truth : Supreme Court Justice Was Not Arrested At All!

The truth is – this is just another FAKE STORY created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Everything posted by Real Raw News must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

Fact #1 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a FAKE NEWS website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

This disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate him money.

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

Fact #2 : No Colorado Supreme Court Justice Was Arrested

This is really silly, but it has to be said – no Colorado Supreme Court justice was arrested for voting to remove Donald Trump from the state ballots in the upcoming 2024 US Presidential elections.

Colorado Judicial Department spokesperson Rob McCallum said that “there is no legitimacy” to the claims made in the article by Real Raw News.

Justice Márquez has not been arrested by the Marines, and is not in custody.

Just to be clear – Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica M. Marquez was not arrested for any reason, by the US Marines or any law enforcement officials.

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Fact #3 : US Marines Cannot Arrest Civilians

The claim that US Marines were sent to arrest a civilian is absurd. For one thing, the military justice system is separate from the civilian justice system. The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians like Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez.

JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members. Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

On top of that – US Marines are not empowered to arrest even military personnel! If Justice Monica Marquez was hypothetically a serving member of the US Navy, she would have been arrested by US Navy Master-at-Arms and/or the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS), not the marines themselves.

If any civilian like Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez is to be arrested, she would have been taken into custody by the Colorado state police, or the FBI, depending on the nature of the crime committed. US military members would never be involved in such arrests.

Everything posted by Real Raw News should be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Is Israel Preparing To Build New Homes On Gaza Beach?!

Is Israel already preparing to build new homes on stolen Palestinian land near a beach in Gaza?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Israel Planning To Build New Homes On Gaza Beach!

People are sharing images which appear to claim / suggest that Israel is planning to build new homes on stolen Palestinian land near a beach in Gaza!

Dr. Anastasia Maria Louis : Posted by an Israeli real estate company.🇮🇱

This has been the plan with the STOLEN LAND all along. Absolutely disgusting!

This land belongs to Palestine!🇵🇸

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No Evidence Israel Plans To Build Any Homes On Gaza Beach!

This appears to be an over-reaction on social media over a joke / trolling, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Photos / Images Are Genuine

First, I should point out that the viral photos or images are genuine, and were posted (archive | archive) by Israeli real estate company הרי זהב (Harey Zahav / Mountains of Gold).

Translated into English, the Hebrew post by Harey Zahav reads:

A beach house on the beach isn’t a dream! We at Harey Zahav Company are preparing the ground for the return to Gush Katif. Our staff are working on the best lands, to evacuate the invaders and clean up the rubble. We hope that our soldiers will return home soon to resume work.

Fact #2 : They Were Posted As A Joke

Even though the images are genuine, they do not actually show houses being promoted for sale by הרי זהב (Harey Zahav).

After the images went viral, the company’s owner, Zeev Epshtein, clarified that they were posted as a joke (archive):

This is a joke. We’re not the State of Israel. We are a private company that obviously can’t make such decisions.”

The “joke” is extremely distasteful and cruel, in light of the devastation and deaths the company appears to be making light of. But they really are not evidence that:

  • Israel planned the October 7 attack by Hamas, and/or
  • Israel planned to seize Palestinian land in Gaza, and/or
  • Israel has approved building new homes for Israeli settlers in Gaza

These images may have been an attempt by the company to “troll” Palestinian supporters, or to draw attention to their company. However, they are now (inadvertently) being compared to how the Nazis destroyed / seized Jewish homes and property in the 1930s.

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Fact #3 : Israel Has Not Officially Annexed Gaza

It is currently unknown what plans Israel has for the Gaza Strip, after invading it on 27 October 2023, following the October 7 attack by Hamas.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel intends to have “overall security responsibility over the Gaza Strip for an indefinite period” following the war. While that does not mean that Israel intends to annex the Gaza Strip, it may be end up turning into a “de facto” annexation / occupation of the Gaza Strip.

Fact #4 : Israeli Settlements Are Illegal Under International Law

To be clear – Israel has not (yet) allowed new settlements in the Gaza Strip. For one thing – heavy fighting is still going on between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Hamas.

That does not mean they won’t eventually allow settlers to move in, or close an eye. After all, Israel has long allowed (and even encouraged) the creation of illegal settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.

All those settlements have been ruled as illegal by the international community. Some legal experts also described these settlements as a war crime.

Certainly, the illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land have drawn comparisons to how Nazi Germany confiscated Jewish land and property in the 1930s, leading eventually to the Holocaust.

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Fact #5 : Gaza Strip Is Small

That said, it seems unlikely that Israel will eventually allow new settlements to be created in the Gaza Strip.

For one thing – international opinion is turning against Israel for its disproportionate response to the October 7 attack by Hamas, with numerous reports of discriminate attacks on civilians. New settlements in the Gaza Strip would likely be a red line for even the Biden Administration.

But more critically, the Gaza Strip is small, and offers relatively little space for new Israeli settlements to be created with suitable buffer zones. Unless Israel intends to permanently occupy the Gaza Strip, it would be “easier” for them to create new settlements in the West Bank,

There is also the issue of how Israel intends to “deal” with over 2.3 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who are already living in one of the most densely-populated places on earth. One can only hope Israel does not adopt even more deadly Nazi methods of getting rid of their “Untermensch” (subhumans).

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