Just read the shameless propaganda headline to this in order to make sense of mine.
This is actually a very, very old tactic insanely well practiced by the Nazis, with somewhat amateurish attempts nowadays by the United States government: Accuse your enemies of what you are doing yourself. Or something like that, it changed over time from person to person. Back then the Nazis, after the end of the Weimarer republic in 1933 and them taking control of Germany, almost immediately started to make the most ludicrous claims publicly about them being the victim of propaganda coming from others. Over the next 10 years any negative, racist or inhumane consequences of Nazi actions were easily attributed to this claim they first started to make back in 1934. A preemptive lie with devastating consequences, since we all now how it ended as Germans were idly sitting by either oblivious to the atrocities taking place because the claims were probably all "lies and propaganda" or they were convinced they were on the right side "defending their people and fatherland" from the enemy.
Jumping to current times, the most ridiculous example with similar devastating consequences you can find is: "We must defend our country over there against the aggressor". Yeah, no, if you are illegally invading other people's country against UN resolutions and international laws you yourself agreed to, you are the aggressor and they are the ones defending themselves. Oh, and rounding up 7 women from Denmark, 8 IT technicians from Japan, a handful of lost Balts and calling it "an international coalition" isn't fooling anyone btw.
This is spinning off to WW2/Iraq war talk which wasn't really the intention, but propaganda works pretty much the same so their strategies for going to war against Bitcoin are quite similar, who knows we might even see a 'war on Bitcoin' government propaganda campaign some day. This is what they do, they try to label anything related to Bitcoin as "the aggressor" or "the enemy" or whatever else negative they can think of. I already covered this a little before when Western media was fishing for popular anti-Bitcoin stories that would gain the most attention. That's what's still going on you know, the day all ms-media repeat one and the same anti-Crypto headline, is the day they found their angle which gained the most support from readers. They are currently still in the R&D stages if I may quote myself "all the "terror/drugs/laundering/mafia/pollution/ponzi" blabla claims they are making regarding Crypto, is basically them desperately searching for a particular criteria which the masses finally reacts upon, and boom, that's it, that will be their strategy to divert people away from Bitcoin". As for the IMF's self proclaimed role as being some sort of Robin Hood for countries, let's just say they are more like robbing hood. Who on earth listens to them or banks regarding Bitcoin anyway? That's like taking privacy advice from the NSA.
To close off, the XLM deposit finally arrived 🥳 I have no idea if it was actually found or if the exchange just send me the XLM transfer that was lost and are themselves still trying to recover it, since they never replied again and casually left me questioning and waiting the past 8 days. That's the "safety and convenience" of centralization you know🙃🤡