Russian Information Warfare and 9/11 Conspiracism: When Fake News Meets False Prophecy

I was proud to be invited to contribute a chapter to Prof. Muhammad Sarfraz’ recent edited book: ‘Developments in Information Security and Cybernetic Wars‘, entitled ‘Russian Information Warfare and 9/11 Conspiracism: When Fake News Meets False Prophecy‘.

The invitation to contribute was resultant from my participation in the 2017 International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IJCWT). My chapter incorporates revised content from the site here at N01R on Russian Apocalypticism, Syrian Chemical Weapons False Flag Hoaxes, Orson Welles’ Cambridge Five Connections,  and Google Trends Nostradamus ‘Spikes’. I even snuck my Conspiracy Model in the paper (which I also delivered as a poster at the ICCWS conference in 2018).

As such, the chapter represents the ‘Magnum Opus’ of my Nostradamus conspiracy research, which to be honest, I truly hope will represent the last time I write formally about this generally dreadful subject.

However, were I to delve into this subject again, I would certainly highlight Alex Jones’ connections to the Lyndon Larouche movement (see also Webster Tarpley) (1) and how that legacy of False Flag conspiracism is connected to a clear history of Marxist-Trotskyist thought, and how that connects to modern anti-Semitism, as well as Iranian and Duginesque geopolitics. (Aside from that take by the venerable leftist Louis Proyect (1), check out a similar 1984 perspective on Larouche from the conservative Heritage Foundation which painted him as a Russian disinformation asset.)

I would also highlight Giulietto Chiesa’s ‘Zero’ documentary which aired on Russian state media near the 7 year anniversary of 9/11, and how this links 1999 Moscow Apartment Bombings conspiracism beyond Russian apocalypticism to the 2001-era 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Please download the paper/chapter which is available here per the publisher’s fair use policy: Russian-Information-Warfare-and-9_11-Conspiracism_-When-Fake-News-Meets-False-Prophecy