Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Andrei Kartapolov has claimed that the Metal Gear series of games are ‘actually a weapon used by U.S. intelligence agencies to manipulate the public into protesting against the authorities’
“Internet projects of the American special services, such as … Metal Gear and RuNet Echo are aimed at direct manipulation of the public consciousness, especially among the youth,” said Kartapolov during a State Duma roundtable. The games are “aimed at encouraging active protest activity and dissatisfaction with the authorities among young people,” he added.
He went on to stat that the United States government is hiring “non-traditional” and “openly hostile” Russian artists, politicians and media personalities in an effort to discredit Russia’s “civilized state, cultural ideology and religious identity.”
I would assume that “non traditional” is a rather thinly veiled reference to Elton John who has recently spoken out about homophobia in the Russia.
Kartapolov went on to say that NATO countries are home to a network of centres who’s sole aim is to “discredit Russia, and portray it as an authoritarian country with a barbaric and backward population and government that doesn’t comply with international law.”
The Russian Federation is, of course, a lovely peaceful area where people are free to live their lives as they please. Reports of hundreds of gay men being detained and tortured, with at least three being killed, in the Chechen Republic, are utter tosh. As the Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, clearly stated, there are no gays Chechnya, they don’t exist, mostly because “such people would be killed by their own families”.
Andrei Kartapolov has yet to explain how the Metal Gear Series, which was developed in Japan and is owned and controlled by the Japanese company Konami, was created by the U.S. intelligence services.
We reached out to Solid Snake for a comment but as soon as we mentioned the accusations a large exclamation mark appeared over his head and he hid in a cardboard box.