TAG: Putin/Stacked Deck/West
Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
The term stacking the deck is a fallacy in which any evidence that supports an opposing argument is simply rejected, omitted, or ignored. Stacking the deck is a technique that’s commonly used in propaganda. It is also known as special pleading, ignoring the counterevidence, slanting, or one-sided assessment.
· “False accusations could indicate that Putin has a difficult time trusting others or has had the experience of being betrayed or lied to repeatedly in the past?
Civilians in Donbass suffered while Kiev’s backers pretended they wanted to resolve the conflict peacefully, the Russian president claimed
Western countries were “playing with a stacked deck” while simulating diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Donbass as its population was being attacked by Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
Speaking during his annual address to the Federal Assembly, Russia’s main legislative body, the president noted that Western countries had admitted that the 2014-2015 Minsk agreements, meant to pave the way for peace in Ukraine by granting the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics special status, were nothing more than “a diplomatic spectacle, a bluff.”
“They are almost proud of and revel…
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