For the last two years mass media brainwashing and propaganda has been an integral part of the global covid criminal conspiracy. Now that same criminal network is feeding world pubic opinion on events in Ukraine. Encouragement of moral indignation in response to the Russian invasion is a typical mass media distortion of reality, ignoring that successive Ukrainian governments since 2014, NATO, the western allies, are at the very least, equally responsible for the situation. One of the least ambiguous aspects of history is that most of those in positions of power are without conscience.
Current events in Ukraine have their origin in a treasonous crime committed in Kiev on the morning of Saturday 22nd February 2014. The perpetrators of the crime were Ukrainians backed by the US Obama administration.
On the night of 21st February 2014 legitimately elected President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev in fear of his life. For several weeks western funded street protests had culminated a few days earlier in fatal sniper shootings. Although there was never an official internationally recognised inquiry, fragments of information including a leaked telephone conversation between two western diplomats, indicate that the murderers were almost certainly western backed.
On Saturday morning 22nd February, before any other business, the newly-appointed US backed junta, declared into law, that Russian language was no longer an official language of Ukraine. This immediately alienated millions of Ukrainian citizens in their own country, especially in the south and east, where most of the population had never spoken any language other than Russian. At a moment when any rational observer would have recognised the urgent need for reconciliation and unity, instead, the US appointed puppets, resorted to deliberate discrimination against their own people, the ethnic Russian communities in Ukraine. This treasonous act was obviously sanctioned by the US government. Its outcome was largely predictable. The Obama sponsored events of 2014 created division and hatred that will last for generations, and began a Civil War that continues to this day.
Not surprisingly leaders in the predominantly Russian speaking areas of Crimea, Donbass and Lugansk reacted by expressing their wish not to be part of the newly formed anti-Russian regime in Kiev. Crimea was lucky. Geographically easier to defend than Donbass and Lugansk, within less than a month a unanimous referendum vote by the locals ensured their immediate absorption within the Russian Federation.
Donbass and Lugansk Oblasts have been less fortunate. For eight years punctuated by the Minsk agreements, their territory has been steadily reduced as the result of frequent artillery and missile bombardments by Ukrainian armed forces. I recall in 2015 there was a scarcity of accommodation in Crimea. Refugees were arriving from Donbass and Lugansk en masse as Ukrainian military attacks gathered momentum. The city of Donetsk, previously Ukraine’s main industrial centre now lies in ruins. Prior to 2014, these regions were the main generators of Ukrainian economic wealth with substantial exports to Russia.
Russian intervention in the Civil War to protect the threatened ethnic Russian community in Ukraine was immediately declared unacceptable by the US, Ukraine and their allies. Economic sanctions were applied against Russia for their role in the Crimea transformation. These sanctions adversely affected the population of Crimea as did other acts of aggression by Kiev such as frequent disconnection of the electrical supply during the winter of 2014-15 and for the last eight years, closure of a critical water supply that flows into Crimea from southern Ukraine. Kiev administrations continue to promote the idea that at some time in the future Crimea will again be part of Ukraine. It is certain that notion will never be fulfilled with the majority support of Crimeans.
In the last few months it is reported that Ukrainian military attacks on Donbass and Lugansk have increased. It is alleged that since the beginning of this year, almost 100,000 women and children have crossed into Russia as refugees seeking safety from Ukrainian artillery and missile bombardments Now, after eight years of covert support for these regions, during which time over 10,000 people have been killed, approximately 30,000 wounded and over 1.5 million displaced, Russia has decided to openly intervene in the Civil War in an attempt to restore order.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is remarkably similar to the event in August 1939 that triggered WWII. Mainstream historical accounts tend to ignore the plight of the ethnic German community in Poland. The situation was a result of territorial alterations imposed on Germany after WWI as conditions of the 1919 Versailles Treaty. By the late 1930’s that German community had become victims of aggression and brutality by Poles re-settled in these areas. There were numerous unsuccessful attempts by Germany to resolve the situation by diplomatic means but it is almost certain that a provocation of Nazi Germany was high, if not top, of the international agenda. This is clearly demonstrated by the fact that Britain declared war on Germany for invading western Poland but took no action against the Soviet Union for their invasion of eastern Poland at exactly the same time.
Reports indicate that the current Russian military operation in Ukraine has extended beyond the boundaries of Donbass and Lugansk. It is possible that Russian military superiority and their use of high-tech precision weapons has already destroyed many significant Ukrainian military targets. The Russian Air Force is allegedly in complete control of Ukrainian airspace. Most Ukrainian military installations, would have been inherited from the Soviet period, so were well-mapped targets for the Russians. There are also reports that a network of laboratories throughout Ukraine, established by the US government for the development of biological substances were also destroyed in the first wave of Russian military objectives.
Anybody who has read Tolstoy’s War and Peace will be familiar with the great Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Kutusov whose preferred tactics were patience and conservation. He did everything in his power to avoid direct confrontation with Napoleon. Tolstoy said of him “he employed all his efforts, not to kill and exterminate men, but to save and have pity on them”. Current Russian tactics are being presented by some commentators as a patient progression toward encirclement, capture and damage limitation.
There is little benefit or reason for Russia to target civilians or destroy infrastructure. Their aim is to regain an ally. It was not only attacks by successive Ukrainian governments on its own ethnic Russian people in Donbass and Lugansk and the need to protect these people, that was used by the Russians to justify their invasion. Recent Ukrainian governments have expressed willingness to join NATO that would almost certainly include the deployment of missiles close to the Russian border within an unacceptably short range, less than 300 miles to Moscow.
It requires much imagination to present Ukraine as an independent and democratic state. Rather, successive governments since 2014 in tune with their recent totalitarian Soviet past, have persecuted and censored those expressing any alternative political viewpoints. These administrations rather than prioritising genuine Ukrainian national interests have been consistently motivated to support aggressive western military and political interests whose priority is the destabilisation of Russia.
A stated Russian objective in Ukraine is defined by the populist term, de-Nazification. Observers of events in 2014 will clearly remember extremist groups such as Pravy (Right) Sector that suddenly appeared into public view. They used shock, censorship, threats and violence to promote Ukrainian nationalism in tandem with fierce Russian hatred. In 2014 the Azov Battalion was formed. This group allegedly expresses extreme right-wing opinions.
In January I published an article entitled ‘A Scottish Cossack’ which summarised the enforced repatriation of Cossacks among others, to the Soviet Union after WWII. Many, including most of the officers, were executed. The best they could expect was several years of hard-labour in the Soviet Gulag system where only a minority survived. This group however, 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician), west Ukrainians, somehow managed to avoid that fate. So valued were they that the Vatican plead their case. Eventually they were re-settled in Canada, America and the UK where to gain acceptance in local communities they claimed to be Polish.
In 2010, a group of four young American women Couchsurfers were my guests in Crimea. They had been living in west Ukraine for many months, representatives of the NGO, USAID. They boasted of spreading anti-Russian propaganda among the local public. It’s not so difficult to stimulate national identity crisis in west Ukraine a geographic area that has belonged to many different nations throughout history.
The area that includes Kiev, Kievan Rus, the Ukrainian capital, and Russia, is more historically and culturally intertwined. Sentiment in Ukraine varies. My experience is that the majority probably prefer Ukrainian independence but are not necessarily anti-Russian. There are also Ukrainians, especially in predominantly Russian speaking areas, ready to celebrate liberation from the latest of successive regimes that have, to put it mildly, deliberately eroded their culture and heritage.
One of the great beauties of Ukraine is that in the current circumstances wise and prepared Ukrainians will have retreated to the countryside where there are literally millions of summer houses with hugely productive gardens. Otherwise, babushka’s house in the village is another potential place of refuge. The people of Ukraine have a strong connection with the countryside and nature. It is relatively easy to own a dacha, a plot of land that usually includes a place to sleep. While the mainstream media like to shock us with pictures of empty supermarket shelves anybody who really knows Ukraine understands that one of its greatest hidden economic assets is the food produced in private gardens. It has to be seen to be believed and what is not consumed fresh is preserved for winters or future moments of need.
One of Ukraine’s greatest natural assets is its agricultural land. The black soil around the north coast of the Black Sea may be the most fertile on earth. This like all other aspects of Ukraine has been subject to pillaging and abuse since the end of the Soviet period. Unregulated sowing of GMO crops and widespread uncontrolled use of the nastiest pesticides and herbicides was easy to facilitate as western agricultural corporations that already had a reputation and record of bribing authorities, found the less affluent Ukrainians even more co-operative. As well as the unknown long-term consequences of genetically modified food supplies there apparently exist large poorly managed agri-chemical stockpiles throughout Ukraine that were first brought to public attention in 2009, read here.
It has also been reported that the former nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in northern Ukraine was captured by Russian forces attempting to ensure Ukraine had no opportunity to use any of the material there in its weapons programme. It has long been an international concern that Ukraine has a large number of ageing nuclear power plants and lacks the resources for their maintenance.
A happy ending could still be possible. The best solution would probably be the creation of a Russian speaking East Ukraine and a Ukrainian speaking West Ukraine, with both states de-militarised. Otherwise, a Russian occupation will likely result in a reverse of the last eight years with the western oblasts suing for independence from Kiev.
Unfortunately, history shows us that our rulers are not renowned for creating happy endings. Certainly not for we the people. Peace and contentment are unprofitable compared to fear and insecurity. Obviously, the potential exists for the escalation of hostility that could consume the entirety of Europe and beyond. Just that potential threat increases profits. The best case may be that the military operation will cease and that resulting anti-Russian economic sanctions will impoverish Europe as it pays grossly inflated prices for all kinds of energy from goodness knows where as the public, just as has recently been the case in Ukraine, is denied access to low-cost Russian gas.
It is unlikely Russia will leave Ukraine in a similar mess to those created by the US and its allies in Iraq, Libya and Syria. If Russia invests as heavily in Ukraine as it has so far in Crimea, I suspect even some anti-Russian Ukrainian patriots will forget their media induced differences with the neighbours. The extent to which Russia becomes involved in Ukrainian affairs after the current military operation is uncertain. The one certainty is they will want cooperative neighbours sympathetic to their security concerns for themselves, Donbass and Lugansk.
Some geo-political observers are convinced that Russia is performing a role within the World Economic Forum/New World Order script to remove attention from the covid crime. Each day more people understand that those in control of the bankrupt system conspired to create the illusion of a pandemic in order to deploy their highly profitable experimental gene-therapy and fraudulent testing. They speculate that as resistance is growing it was deemed necessary to create a greater distraction and crisis that would further fuel price inflation. Hence the pressure placed on Russia by NATO and the subsequent reaction.
Conversely in his latest article published today geo-political commentator Benjamin Fulford reports that the Russian military campaign in Ukraine is part of a greater operation against the Khazarian mafia that originates in the area of Ukraine and have terrorised the planet for centuries. Read here.
Republic of South Africa. Several months ago, I featured a video address by Ricardo Maarman explaining the details of a court prosecution being brought against the government of South Africa. Last week he provided an update to the ongoing case including a summary of how the Government of South Africa is shamelessly appointing corrupt judges to rule on constitutional violations by them themselves. Watch here.