Russia is at the receiving end of an alleged smear campaign as a new show under BBC reportedly featured the country as the Dr. Evil Incarnate against NATO and its allies. Moscow was not impressed.
A new report from Robert Bridge under RT criticized BBC’s film titled “World War Three: Inside the War Room.” According to Bridge, the program painted Russia to be the villain especially as the country supposedly launched an invasion in Latvia and continued with nuclear strike on Britain. Bridge explained that from the time the Soviet Union collapsed, Western analysts and other political pundits have been at odds with Russia. Russia has been portrayed as a conqueror and barbaric dead set on putting back imperial real estate. Nonetheless, Moscow did not budge. It refused to go along with the portrayals Bridge stressed.
Morning News USA has consistently covered the looming World War 3 that continues to shape up by the minute. The sound off of the impending WW3 was particularly alarming since the world’s biggest players are being dragged into the equation: NATO, the United States and China.
Russia has been viewed by NATO allies as the greatest threat against their respective nations. The Alliance has article five which states that an attack to one ally is an attack to all. The United States is a staunch NATO ally. On the other side of the fence Russia has China and Iran.
Now BBC has also turned its eye to the possibility of a coming World War 3 through the show “World War Three: Inside the War Room.” The show which aired on Feb. 3 had a committee of senior former British military and diplomatic figures simulating a hypothetical war scenario in Eastern Europe. The simulation included even the possibility of a nuclear war.
Russian leaders were dismayed about BBC’s portrayal of Russia. “Unfortunately, our colleagues from the BBC have lately resorted to making public products, of quite low-quality. Therefore, we haven’t always been in a hurry to familiarize ourselves with them,” Russia Beyond the Headlines quoted Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov during a conference. The secretary was asked whether the Kremlin has stayed up late to catch the film. “It’s simply not worth the time it takes to watch,” added Peskov. “Unfortunately, the quality of this material is far from a commonly acknowledged world level, which this wonderful corporation [the BBC] has always demonstrated.”