Owain, you engaged in faulty thinking and got called on it. Asking someone why they believe something, and then demonstrating that it doesn't make sense is well within the norms of political discourse. Technically, this is called epistemic justification. I don't expect you to personally produce evidence, but I do expect you to cite credible sources that actually present such evidence. You mentioned that you read "mostly from the foreign press", I am not aware of any such publications that would show any such evidence. Care to link it here?