Written by Mike Whitney. Originally published by GlobalResearch
On February 16, 2022, a full week before Putin sent combat troops into Ukraine, the Ukrainian Army began the heavy bombardment of the area (in east Ukraine) occupied by mainly ethnic Russians. Officials from the Observer Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) were located in the vicinity at the time and kept a record of the shelling as it took place. What the OSCE discovered was that the bombardment dramatically intensified as the week went on until it reached a peak on February 19, when a total of 2,026 artillery strikes were recorded. Keep in mind, the Ukrainian Army was, in fact, shelling civilian areas along the Line of Contact that were occupied by other Ukrainians.
We want to emphasize that the officials from the OSCE were operating in their professional capacity gathering first-hand evidence of shelling in the area. What their data shows is that Ukrainian Forces were bombing and killing their own people. This has all been documented and has not been challenged.
So, the question we must all ask ourselves is this: Is the bombardment and slaughter of one’s own people an ‘act of war’?
We think it is.
And if we are right, then we must logically assume that the war began before the Russian invasion (which was launched a full week later).
We must also assume that Russia’s alleged “unprovoked aggression” was not unprovoked at all but was the appropriate humanitarian response to the deliberate killing of civilians. In order to argue that the Russian invasion was ‘not provoked’, we would have to say that firing over 4,000 artillery shells into towns and neighborhoods where women and children live, is not a provocation? Who will defend that point of view?
No one, because it’s absurd. The killing of civilians in the Donbas was a clear provocation, a provocation that was aimed at goading Russia into a war. And –as we said earlier– the OSCE had monitors on the ground who provided full documentation of the shelling as it took place, which is as close to ironclad, eyewitness testimony as you’re going to get.
This, of course, is a major break with the “official narrative” which identifies Russia as the perpetrator of hostilities. But, as we’ve shown, that simply isn’t the case. The official narrative is wrong. Even so, it might not surprise you to know that most of the mainstream media completely omitted any coverage of the OSCE’s fact-finding activities in east Ukraine. The one exception to was Reuters that published a deliberately opaque account published on February 18 titled “Russia voices alarm over sharp increase of Donbass shelling”. Here’s an excerpt:
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced alarm on Friday over a sharp increase in shelling in eastern Ukraine and accused the OSCE special monitoring mission of glossing over what he said were Ukrainian violations of the peace process….
Washington and its allies have raised fears that the upsurge in violence in the Donbass could form part of a Russian pretext to invade Ukraine. Tensions are already high over a Russian military buildup to the north, east and south of Ukraine.
“We are very concerned by the reports of recent days – yesterday and the day before there was a sharp increase in shelling using weapons that are prohibited under the Minsk agreements,” Lavrov said, referring to peace accords aimed at ending the conflict. “So far we are seeing the special monitoring mission is doing its best to smooth over all questions that point to the blame of Ukraine’s armed forces,” he told a news conference.
Ukraine’s military on Friday denied violating the Minsk peace process and accused Moscow of waging an information war to say that Kyiv was shelling civilians, allegations it said were lies and designed to provoke it.” (Russia voices alarm over sharp increase of Donbass shelling, Reuters)
Notice the clever way that Reuters frames its coverage so that the claims of the Ukrainian military are given as much credibility as the claims of the Russian Foreign Minister. What Reuters fails to point out is that the OSCE’s report verifies Lavrov’s version of events while disproving the claims of the Ukrainians. It is the job of a journalist to make the distinction between fact and fiction but, once again, we see how agenda-driven news is not meant to inform but to mislead.
Quote: Larry C. Johnson, A Son of a New Revolution
The point we are trying to make is simple: The war in Ukraine was not launched by a tyrannical Russian leader (Putin) bent on rebuilding the Soviet Empire. That narrative is a fraud that was cobbled together by neocon spin-meisters trying to build public support for a war with Russia. The facts I am presenting here can be identified on a map where the actual explosions took place and were then recorded by officials whose job was to fulfill that very task. Can you see the difference between the two? In one case, the storyline rests on speculation, conjecture and psychobabble; while in the other, the storyline is linked to actual events that took place on the ground and were catalogued by trained professionals in the field. In which version of events do you have more confidence?
Bottom line: Russia did not start the war in Ukraine. That is a fake narrative. The responsibility lies with the Ukrainian Army and their leaders in Kiev.
And here’s something else that is typically excluded in the media’s selective coverage.Before Putin sent his tanks across the border into Ukraine, he invoked United Nations Article 51 which provides a legal justification for military intervention. Of course, the United States has done this numerous times to provide a fig leaf of legitimacy to its numerous military interventions. But, in this case, you can see where the so-called Responsibility To Protect (R2P) could actually be justified, after all, by most estimates, the Ukrainian army has killed over 14,000 ethnic Russians since the US-backed coup 8 years ago. If ever there was a situation in which a defensive military operation could be justified, this was it. But that still doesn’t fully explain why Putin invoked UN Article 51. For that, we turn to former weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who explained it like this:
“Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing Article 51 as his authority, ordered what he called a “special military operation”….
under Article 51, there can be no doubt as to the legitimacy of Russia’s contention that the Russian-speaking population of the Donbass had been subjected to a brutal eight-year-long bombardment that had killed thousands of people.… Moreover, Russia claims to have documentary proof that the Ukrainian Army was preparing for a massive military incursion into the Donbass which was pre-empted by the Russian-led “special military operation.” [OSCE figures show an increase of government shelling of the area in the days before Russia moved in.]
..The bottom line is that Russia has set forth a cognizable claim under the doctrine of anticipatory collective self-defense, devised originally by the U.S. and NATO, as it applies to Article 51 which is predicated on fact, not fiction.
While it might be in vogue for people, organizations, and governments in the West to embrace the knee-jerk conclusion that Russia’s military intervention constitutes a wanton violation of the United Nations Charter and, as such, constitutes an illegal war of aggression, the uncomfortable truth is that, of all the claims made regarding the legality of pre-emption under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, Russia’s justification for invading Ukraine is on solid legal ground.” (“Russia, Ukraine & the Law of War: Crime of Aggression”, Consortium News)
Here’s a bit more background from an article by foreign policy analyst Danial Kovalik:
“One must begin this discussion by accepting the fact that there was already a war happening in Ukraine for the eight years preceding the Russian military incursion in February 2022. And, this war by the government in Kiev… claimed the lives of around 14,000 people, many of them children, and displaced around 1.5 million more … The government in Kiev, and especially its neo-Nazi battalions, carried out attacks against these peoples … precisely because of their ethnicity. ..
While the UN Charter prohibits unilateral acts of war, it also provides, in Article 51, that “nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense… ” And this right of self-defense has been interpreted to permit countries to respond, not only to actual armed attacks, but also to the threat of imminent attack.
In light of the above, it is my assessment.. that Russia had a right to act in its own self-defense by intervening in Ukraine, which had become a proxy of the US and NATO for an assault – not only on Russian ethnics within Ukraine – but also upon Russia itself.” (“Why Russia’s intervention in Ukraine is legal under international law”, RT)
So, has anyone in the western media reported on the fact that Putin invoked UN Article 51 before he launched the Special Military Operation?
No, they haven’t, because to do so, would be an admission that Putin’s military operation complies with international law. Instead, the media continues to spread the fiction that ‘Hitler-Putin is trying to rebuild the Soviet empire’, a claim for which there is not a scintilla of evidence. Keep in mind, Putin’s operation does not involve the toppling of a foreign government to install a Moscow-backed stooge, or the arming and training a foreign military that will be used as proxies to fight a geopolitical rival, or the stuffing a country with state-of-the-art weaponry to achieve his own narrow strategic objectives, or perpetrating terrorist acts of industrial sabotage (Nord-Stream 2) to prevent the economic integration of Asia and Europe. No, Putin hasn’t engaged in any of these things. But Washington certainly has, because Washington isn’t constrained by international law. In Washington’s eyes, international law is merely an inconvenience that is dismissively shrugged off whenever unilateral action is required. But Putin is not nearly as cavalier about such matters, in fact, he has a long history of playing by the rules because he believes the rules help to strengthen everyone’s security. And, he’s right; they do.
And that’s why he invoked Article 51 before he sent the troops to help the people in the Donbas. He felt he had a moral obligation to lend them his assistance but wanted his actions to comply with international law. We think he achieved both.
Here’s something else you will never see in the western media. You’ll never see the actual text of Putin’s security demands that were made a full 2 months before the war broke out. And, the reason you won’t see them, is because his demands were legitimate, reasonable and necessary. All Putin wanted was basic assurances that NATO was not planning to put its bases, armies and missile sites on Russia’s border. In other words, he was doing the same thing that all responsible leaders do to defend the safety and security of their own people.
Here are a few critical excerpts from the text of Putin’s proposal to the US and NATO:
The Parties shall cooperate on the basis of principles of indivisible, equal and undiminished security and to these ends:
shall not undertake actions nor participate in or support activities that affect the security of the other Party;
shall not implement security measures adopted by each Party individually or in the framework of an international organization, military alliance or coalition that could undermine core security interests of the other Party.
The Parties shall not use the territories of other States with a view to preparing or carrying out an armed attack against the other Party or other actions affecting core security interests of the other Party.
The United States of America shall undertake to prevent further eastward expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and deny accession to the Alliance to the States of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The United States of America shall not establish military bases in the territory of the States of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that are not members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, use their infrastructure for any military activities or develop bilateral military cooperation with them.
The Parties shall refrain from deploying their armed forces and armaments, including in the framework of international organizations, military alliances or coalitions, in the areas where such deployment could be perceived by the other Party as a threat to its national security, with the exception of such deployment within the national territories of the Parties.
The Parties shall refrain from flying heavy bombers equipped for nuclear or non-nuclear armaments or deploying surface warships of any type, including in the framework of international organizations, military alliances or coalitions, in the areas outside national airspace and national territorial waters respectively, from where they can attack targets in the territory of the other Party.
The Parties shall maintain dialogue and cooperate to improve mechanisms to prevent dangerous military activities on and over the high seas, including agreeing on the maximum approach distance between warships and aircraft.
The Parties shall undertake not to deploy ground-launched intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles outside their national territories, as well as in the areas of their national territories, from which such weapons can attack targets in the national territory of the other Party.
The Parties shall refrain from deploying nuclear weapons outside their national territories and return such weapons already deployed outside their national territories at the time of the entry into force of the Treaty to their national territories. The Parties shall eliminate all existing infrastructure for deployment of nuclear weapons outside their national territories.
The Parties shall not train military and civilian personnel from non-nuclear countries to use nuclear weapons. The Parties shall not conduct exercises or training for general-purpose forces, that include scenarios involving the use of nuclear weapons.” (“To Make Sense of War”, Israel Shamir, Unz Review)
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what Putin was worried about. He was worried about NATO expansion and, in particular, the emergence of a hostile military alliance backed by Washington-groomed Nazis occupying territory on his western flank. Was that unreasonable of him? Should he have embraced these US-backed Russophobes and allowed them to place their missiles on his border? Would that have been the prudent thing to do?
So, what can we deduce from Putin’s list of demands?
First, we can deduce that he is not trying to reconstruct the Soviet empire as the MSM relentlessly insists. The list focuses exclusively on security-related demands, nothing else.
Second, it proves that the war could have easily been avoided had Zelensky simply maintained the status quo and formally announced that Ukraine would remain neutral. In fact, Zelensky actually agreed to neutrality in negotiations with Moscow in March, but Washington prevented the Ukrainian president from going through with the deal which means that the Biden administration is largely responsible for the ongoing conflict. (RT published an article today stating clearly that an agreement had been reached between Russia and Ukraine in March but the deal was intentionally scuttled by the US and UK. Washington wanted a war.)
Third, it shows that Putin is a reasonable leader whose demands should have been eagerly accepted. Was it unreasonable of Putin to ask that “The Parties shall refrain from deploying their armed forces and… military alliances.. in the areas where such deployment could be perceived by the other Party as a threat to its national security”? Was it unreasonable for him the ask that “The Parties shall eliminate all existing infrastructure for deployment of nuclear weapons outside their national territories”?
Where exactly are the “unreasonable demands” that Putin supposedly made?
There aren’t any. Putin made no demands that the US wouldn’t have made if ‘the shoe was on the other foot.’
Forth, it proves that the war is not a struggle for Ukrainian liberation or democracy. That’s hogwash. It is a war that is aimed at “weakening” Russia and eventually removing Putin from power. Those are the overriding goals. What that means is that Ukrainian soldiers are not dying for their country, they are dying for an elitist dream to expand NATO, crush Russia, encircle China, and extend US hegemony for another century. Ukraine is merely the battlefield on which the Great Power struggle is being fought.
There are number points we are trying to make in this article:
- Who started the war?
Answer– Ukraine started the war
- Was the Russian invasion a violation of international law?
Answer– No, the Russian invasion should be approved under United Nations Article 51
- Could the war have been avoided if Ukraine declared neutrality and met Putin’s reasonable demands?
Answer– Yes, the war could have been avoided
- The last point deals with the Minsk Treaty and how the dishonesty of western leaders is going to effect the final settlement in Ukraine. I am convinced that neither Washington nor the NATO allies have any idea of how severely international relations have been decimated by the Minsk betrayal. In a world where legally binding agreements can be breezily discarded in the name of political expediency, the only way to settle disputes is through brute force. Did anyone in Germany, France or Washington think about this before they acted? (But, first, some background on Minsk.)
The aim of the Minsk agreement was to end the fighting between the Ukrainian army and ethnic Russians in the Donbas region of Ukraine. It was the responsibility of the four participants in the treaty– Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine– to ensure that both sides followed the terms of the deal. But in December, former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with a German magazine, that there was never any intention of implementing the deal, instead, the plan was to use the time to make Ukraine stronger in order to prepare for a war with Russia. So, clearly, from the very beginning, the United States intended to provoke a war with Russia.
On September 5, 2014, Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia all signed Minsk, but the treaty failed and the fighting resumed.
On February 12, 2015, Minsk 2 was signed, but that failed, as well.
Please, watch this short segment on You Tube by Amit Sengupta who gives a brief rundown of Minsk and its implications: (I transcribed the piece myself and any mistakes are mine.)
(11:40 minute) “In 2015, Germany and France were supposed to play a neutral role.They were supposed to make Ukraine and Russia follow the rules. But they didn’t do that, and the reason they didn’t do that is what Angela Merkel revealed in her interview on December 7. Merkel said, “The 2014 Minsk agreement was an attempt to give time to Ukraine. It also gave time to become stronger as can be seen today. The Ukraine of 2014 and 2015 is not the modern Ukraine.” Basically, all three partners of the Minsk Agreement lied and betrayed Russia. Even Putin said, “One day Russia will have to reach an agreement with Ukraine, but Germany and France betrayed Russia, and now they are helping Ukraine with weapons.”… It is a shame that western political leaders engage in negotiations that they do not intend to honor or enforce…(Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has admitted the same as Merkel and Hollande)….Now even Putin has acknowledged that it was a mistake to agree to the Minsk Accords. He even said that the Donbas problem should have been resolved by force-of-arms at the time. (2015) Russia waited 8 years to recognize Donbas’s independence, and then launched a full-scale attack this year. But then Putin was under the impression that the Minsk Accords–guaranteed by Germany and France and endorsed unanimously by the UN Security Council including the United States– would resolve the crisis and would give the Donbas autonomy while remaining part of Ukraine. Germany and France were supposed to make sure the Minsk accords were implemented from 2015 to 2022. The collective west always knew that war was the only solution. They never wanted peace, they just played along in the name of Minsk agreement.So, you can see, it is a diplomatic “win” for the west……
France and Germany appeased Russia with the Minsk agreement and gave false hopes of a peaceful settlement. But, in reality, they were buying time for Ukraine to build its military. There was never a diplomatic solution; the collective west –which includes the United States, NATO, the European Union and the G-7– fooled Russia into believing there was a diplomatic solution to the Donbas conflict (but) instead, they were preparing Ukraine for a full-fledged war against Russia. So, either way, this war was meant to happen. There was never a diplomatic solution…. This is what Angela Merkel wanted to convey: “The Cold War never ended”. She was the German Chancellor when the coup took place in Ukraine in 2014 and the Minsk Accords were signed. Therefore her contribution to this duplicitous game along with Germany, France, Ukraine and US– has led to this war. And she very well knows it. But, either way, it is not going to end well for Germany or France whose economies have been badly hurt. Ukraine has been completely destroyed. It has become the Afghanistan of Europe. It is the western political leaders that are guilty of the murder of Ukraine. As it has been since 2014, the Ukrainian government has been launching vicious military attacks against Russian-speaking Ukrainian civilians in the Donbas region. Thousands of Russian speaking civilians have been killed. Russia should have taken back the territory in 2014 along with Crimea. But, then, Russia fell into the trap of the western countries’ Minsk Agreement. … It is not Russia that started this war, it is the United States that started this war. Ukraine is just a pawn that is supported by the US and the other european governments. And, it is a pity that the Ukrainian government serves the interests of the United States and not the Ukrainian people.” (“Angela Merkel’s revelation about Minsk Agreements | Russia Ukraine war“, Amit Sengupta, You Tube)
Starts at 11.40
There’s no way to overstate the importance of the Minsk betrayal or the impact it’s going to have on the final settlement in Ukraine. When trust is lost, nations can only ensure their security through brute force. What that means is that Russia must expand its perimeter as far as is necessary to ensure that it will remain beyond the enemy’s range of fire. (Putin, Lavrov and Medvedev have already indicated that they plan to do just that.) Second, the new perimeter must be permanently fortified with combat troops and lethal weaponry that are kept on hairtrigger alert. When treaties become vehicles for political opportunism, then nations must accept a permanent state of war.
This is the world that Merkel, Hollande, Poroshenko and the US created by opting to use ‘the cornerstone of international relations’ (Treaties) to advance their own narrow warmongering objectives.
We just wonder if anyone in Washington realizes what the fu** they’ve done?
Michael Whitney is a renowned geopolitical and social analyst based in Washington State. He initiated his career as an independent citizen-journalist in 2002 with a commitment to honest journalism, social justice and world peace.
Bit wierd we stopped getting reports from ugledar and zaporizhzhya offensives.. any word about that?
in ugledar there is a rumor that RU lost a lot of stuff yesterday
Just a rumor. Position struggle with minor movement is going on.
Did you get any updates on the Ghost of Kiev’s current total of victories from the source of that rumour?
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That’s a Ukretard doing its very best to communicate like a modern homo sapiens sapiens. Better than a gorilla could do with a keyboard, there’s no denying it.
Oh, silly Ukretard. You spoof my name all the time, but at the end of the day you live in a US puppet in which the democratic government was overthrown by Americans in 2014. Since that time the Ukrainian state has lost Crimea and four oblasts, millions of refugees have fled, tens upon tens of thousands of Ukrainian military personnel have been killed, the people live with third-world electrical infrastructure and the military has to press-gang males for the army from a comprehensively traumatized population. And your biggest concern is ol’ Clyde. My God, you are a pathetic lot.
And the winners has statues all over too.
If 30-cent* trolls are angry at your words, then you words hit the bullseye and give them a lot of pain. Keep on, don’t stop! Stupid ones must suffer, if they don’t wish to be smarter and start to think.
*i don’t know how much they get paid, 30 is symbolic number for any Judas.
The ukronazis finaly managed to find some hardpoints to fall back to after running from their fortifications the first sight of russian scouting troops. We’re having a minor wait while these are beeing worked on by heavy weapons, and then another popasna flowering as the ukrop defenses fold again.
So ukraine decided to unilaterly Violate a ceassefire that held for many months, even the casualty reports were less than a dozen for more than Two years, a completly Frozen conflict, at the exact moment that Russia ammassed more than 250k soldiers ar their borders. Exactly One week before invasion after the complete build up and after Putin met XI 😆 sorry but anyone believing this os the bottom of the barrel in terms of IQ 😂😂
Ukraine violated the ceasefire because the USA knew this was the ideal opportunity to make Russia fall in the trap – don’t forget they revealed their plan: they thought Russia might overcome Ukraine militarily, yet it’d be definitely crushed economically after they dropped the economic atomic bomb on it (Biden: “ruble is rubble”), so the oligarchs and society would rise up against Putin and bring a friend of the west (and enemy of China) in power.
The Russians would have lost the Donbass and Crimea forever, they’d pay reparations to Ukraine, and become enslaved to the west like in the ’90s. This could break apart the RF – at least countries like Chechnya might become independent.
That was also the reason Zelenksy had made those nuclear weapons comments, so that the USA could make sure Putin would be scared enough to decide to act.
Ukretards are just wailing. You have pretty much summed up the entire US strategy. And it has failed entirely. The Galician kooks continue to take everybody else along for the ride to the morgue.
As usual the rest of the world npot even exist in Your blindfolding.
No offence but it was Stalin, which added Galizian cooks to this greedy nighmare construction..
Many more was even blamed being born there at all and was deported west to Poland and Germany.
Not even the leftovers there support You.
Very much as all the nukes in Ukra actually was given to Rustica.
Quit taking messages from your dead grandmother even though she had a good embalmer.
The cow Merkel lied like a paid bitch
Like a paid Nazi Bitch,all that re education in East Germany didn’t extract that Nazi virus.
Things changed. She is gone. Things has changed. Be happy.
She’s a female free mason and they are experts at lying. They get it from satan their “light bearer”aka the enemy of all humanity.
Not all Freemasons are anti-Christian, eg the Rosicrucians or the Knights Templar.
I can explain it in two words : DOUBLE STANDARDS. As you probably know, it is British invention but basically U.S. adopted it without any significant changes. The SF “analysis” still assumes that what is allowed for USA (Kosovo for example) is allowed to anybody else for example Russia. I don’t know why some people have still obsession assume this and point on some details like how NATO expanded or how Poroshenko bombarded civilians from airplanes 8 years ago It doesn’t matter. These are details with zero importance. The bottom line is that U.S. self proclaimed Elites can do anything and all others can’t do nothing, except or serve them and die in the process. This is how DOUBLE STANDARDS work. In the West or in the East it doesn’t matter at all. People in the West are slaves and people in the East are Cannon fodder and it is called “Democracy”.
Double standards does not begin to approach the schizophrenic quality of US policies and the propaganda narrative that accompanies them. They kill anybody they want, if they can accomplish it. They overthrow any government that they want, if it’s possible. They invade anywhere they want, if they can get away with it. The US has never done anything short of unleashing as much violence in any region they choose. The only limitation is the degree of armed resistance offered. How many civilians killed when the US Navy bombarded Beirut? Start from there, as it’s the first of their post-Vietnam shennanigans. How many coups? How many assassinations? How many civilians killed in their wars? How many dead of starvation or disease due to economic warfare? And all accompanied by relentless shrieking about US exceptionalism, its indispensable nature, democracy, freedom, etc. Madness.
Another pathetic version. Thats no excuse for accepting Ukraine as own country with own destiny at all.
The Ukrainian government was overthrown by the US with the aid of Right Sector, C-14 and other far-right groups. A foreign power chose the Ukrainian destiny, and that power is the US.
However, the US were mostly correct on the Cold War stuff.
“The US government is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world”
They killed president kennedy, his brother, reverend king and john junior. Who knows how many millions of others in their satanic game against the creator and creation itself. The bible warns that they shall be judged. So let it be written by the prophets, so let it be done by the will of the creator. Pray for us all every single day that all people of good will shall be saved from these true devils.
The double standards are You never see the economic devllopments even the collapase of USSR was the reason.
But very impressing You also can live in 2 domensions only.
Museum language as well: Elite ha ha ha ha – and the dollar collpased thre times last week too.
And we are nice poeple too. Even we are puppies and vassals here in west, we have a much better and longer life then most people in Rustica.
nd we tell You why. And You say: Step down to Our level. You are not human. You are indoctrinated sheep.
Nazis are going to call this article BS or propaganda.
If only the Nazis said that it would be normal as they are………nazis. Unfortunately the entire MSM system will say the same, for an indoctrinated public to lap up, or pretend such thoughts don’t exist.
So here is simple conclusion — these MSM are pro-nazist, because their owners support nazism. What Obama said: we are exclusive nation. Exclusivity is the main principle of nazism and apology of double standards — we can make everything, because we are the hail on the hill, God-chosen people, higher race et cetera. And other people are non-democratic, subhuman, racially inferior. This is sin of limitless pride.
“Although access to Soviet records has led to increasing resistance to this propaganda, some historians, such as Timothy Snyder of Yale University, still lean heavily on, or recycle Halder’s ideas to support what is known as the “double genocide” theory. Created by Baltic neo-Nazis to hide their involvement in the Holocaust and widespread collaboration with the Nazi regime, this theory languished in the darkness until Snyder brought it into the mainstream with “Bloodlands.” Even 70 years after its publication, Halder’s poison remains a key element in attempts to portray the Red Army as nothing more than savages, and thereby make the Nazis seem tame.” https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/02/03/how-a-network-of-nazi-propagandists-helped-lay-the-groundwork-for-the-war-in-ukraine/
It is allowed to read many books about it and add and subtract Halder is no nazi or russia patent at all.
Facts are USSR took countries and regions all the way to half of Poland and did a lot of harm to the many non communists.
Next Hitler came and did the opposit. And the Russians came back and punished all which according Staling had suported that.
In the middle you had the jews.
The Stalin kilings started long time before Nazisme even was invented and went on and on until Hitler arrived for a while.
After Hitler was gone Stalin continued by punishing all the way ito DDR. I know that. I hve polish related family. Even the non political ones went to working camps for years and working fro free meals only.
May died there. Most of them had participated i nothing and was no nazis at all.
Warshaw uprise ??? Leningrad starving ???
Stalin”s great crime was not killing the genetic aberrations that shat you out. He can never be forgiven for that.
You are right on that one.
Imagine thinking that Nazi Germany and Soviet Union were any different.
Yeah, i know it even without reading any foreign sources. Pribaltica (reichskommissariat Ostland) was the first judenfrei (free from jews) territory, they did it for one year. There were numerous death camps for POWs and civilians, including camps for children where nazist doctors took their blood to heal wounded german soldiers and committed various sadistic experiments with alive people. The most famous camp was in Salaspils. Modern nazist regime names Salaspils as recreational camp for kids, kinda hotel to restore their health. But ethnic estonians, latvians and lithuanians were recognized as subhumans in the reich and should be moved out. That’s why Pribaltica was named reichskommissariat Ostland. Reichskommissariat – is the part of the reich with german civil authorities. General-govenorate was the type of colony with german military authority which must protect colonists from Germany while genociding local population. Those pro-nazist pribalts had no chance to stay independent and save their identity, but they continued to serve obvious satanic force. Pure madness.
There are four main currents of fascism. The German (racist) one, the Italian (classical) one, the Japanese (monarchic) one and the Spanish (Christian) one.
Our world is not like that. We keep nazis in the open and make it compre with the rest.
By that they cant excuse and tell we keep them down.
By that hardly no one votes on them.
You support censurship and get the contrast infections. You make no tools to avoid that at all. You are denied any know how.
And why? An enemy make Putin and others on the seat for control.
Obama is liberal globalist.
Nobody argue with that. But he said these words, this is bright mark of nazism/fascism, so Obama is liberal-fascist. The main difference between nazis and fascists is the first ones are talking about exceptional ethnos or race, the second ones are talking about exceptional state. It’s like fascist Italy or Spain and nazist Germany — allies in WWII. So Obama is pure liberal-fascist, Biden is not better.
You are totally correct on that one. Liberal fascism, while I am conservative libertarian. Obungler is Sorosist fascist.
2,15% are nazis in Ukraine. They not even have a seat in their PM. Difficult to see Zelinsky as nazi unless he immitates Putin.
There’s some swamp land in Florida I have for sale, you seem interested.
We hardly has any nazis in Denmark. We have removed the good reasons for them. The few 100s are in the open. There are no excuse for we keep them down.
They do know.
You keep puking up this 2.5% number as if it has some relevance to the roll of the Nazis in the 2014 US coup, then in the ethnic cleansing ATO, and in the current response to the Russian SMO. Because you are fundamentally dishonest.
You certainly has a good family.
Permanent state of war is not acceptable and is not sustainable. This has repeatedly been illustrated throughout our history, explicit examples being the seven years war (which some recognize as the first global conflict), Napoleanic wars, first world war, second world war. The flaw in governing that keeps producing this outcome is imperialism, empire itself, the imperial structure and mechanisms that operate behind the scenes and control the governments which are engaged in colonialism. Suckering the two biggest dudes on the block into knocking each other’s heads off is not going to solve anything at all, and those in power who keep instigating these situations have no right to be anywhere but on trial.
The biggest dude on the block does all the suckering.
In war facts are as elusive as unicorn tears: all that is real – propaganda. Except it is not real, like power, what nations fight for, chasing that myth. https://patternofhistory.wordpress.com/
To Vladimir Putin.
Tell “Us” like it is Booby!… https://southfront.org/former-israeli-pm-bennett-says-us-blocked-his-attempts-at-a-russia-ukraine-peace-deal/
And the “Guld” handcuffs you wear courtesy of the Federal Re$erve and BOE that set the price of energy and PM at the rest of the World’s expense especially “your own citizens” AFTER THIS https://ae911truth.org…
Which is “why” the Russian Federation WILL NEVER leave the UN at 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, USA as long as you remain along with Peskov, Lavrov and Zakharova and the most important “head” of the Russian Federation that controls it ALL Elvira Nabiullina!…
Russia will blow up all the new wartoys and shut down the ukranian arny and zelensky will flee to a foreign country and have to be hunted down while Russian authorities present all the hard facts to the UN/EU and in the meantime all the ukranians who got their country taken from them and turned into a battlefield will have to keep on doing the refugee thing while companies like blackrock ‘redevelop’ what was their country. Big money on the table
Blackrock should not be permitted to bid. All bids should be Russia’s decision seeing as how they won the War. Anything American should be far away and not allowed in.
Tak, že? Niet o čom. Putin mal pravdu a ako sa ukazuje RF je v práve!!!
In 1950 the Nuerrenberg Trial defined crimes against peace, which then was submittrd to the UN General Assembly as: “I. Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances”. As one can see, it is not specified, against whom this war of aggression is directed. This means it doesn’t matter whether ot not it is an accepted state which is attacked. Therefore the international law clearly defines the war of Ukraine against the Donbas republics as “war of aggression”! And because the second point of the international court of Nuerenberg reads: “Il. Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (I)” the Nato countries clearly were commiting a crime against peace.
I just want to add: the “international assurances” mentioned in the second part of point I include the right of independence of all people nad nations. The Russian people of Donbas are not part of the Ukrainian nation (which they already aggreed with) and therefore had the right to declare independence. They were only assigned.to the Ukrainian nation and therefore could decide this independently without consent of the Ukrainian nation
USSR has collapsed stolen land away.
It should have been given back soon after WW2.
The good side should be concerned with rounding up sex criminals and murderers for Crimes Against Humanity, as well as holding accountable those (accomplices) who hide, protect, or enable these psychopaths. This is a war against Evil, and those who try to distract away from their Evil crimes are guilty, also. Palestinians, Syrians, Iraqis, Yemeni, Afghani, Pakistani, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese and targeted individuals all understand this.
No. Putin and the Russian people told the US and their NATO stooges that Russia will use whatever force is necessary in order to prevent the US from placing nuclear weapons in the Ukraine on Russia’s doorstep.
My reply was to Swiwer, not Wong.
Understanding this logic takes about a 90 IQ. Most of the West apparently does no qualify. Just bomb them to hell, they’re not worth saving.
So Putin was so afraid of Ukraine becoming part of NATO and getting Russia into a war with NATO, that he attacked first and got into a war with NATO immediately. Wow he’s dumb.
Your mother is dumb she sucks Putin’s Big Russian Dick Fuck Face…
Au contraire… He rolled over and took it up the A$$ when Bob “PNAC” (New Pearl Harbor) Kagan’$ wife showed up with her Lackey in Maidan planning it’s government after the legitimate government was ousted and set in motion the “demolition” of Ukraine like (3 buildings 2 planes) for the U.$. replacing it’s sovereign citizens with dual nationals after the clean up https://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/groundzero/cleanup.html
And “Pootie- Poot” has been on the sidelines “EVER SINCE”!… Too many Ukrainians and Russians needlessly dying when he should have kicked the ever loving shit out of the American psychopath to the curb after Yanukovitch was forced out. February 2014 should have seen his greatest speech rallying the Russian people with an ultimatum that they either “return home” or stay in their adapted homes for good!… THAT Russia would be EXITING the UN in the U.$.A. and opening it’s new doors with a new home in Moscow!…
Too late now!
No. Putin and the Russian people told the US and their NATO stooges that Russia will use whatever force is necessary in order to prevent the US from placing nuclear weapons in the Ukraine on Russia’s doorstep.
“Setting the Record Straight”…
Russian Federation like the U.$. and U.K.and EU have been blackmailed and competely destroyed by the :”the parasite” https://southfront.org/former-israeli-pm-bennett-says-us-blocked-his-attempts-at-a-russia-ukraine-peace-deal/ that is getting ready to jump onto it entirely after destroying those other 3!…
Putin. You had your chance after Maidan 2014 to “fix it” and chose to keep “$tacking https://tomluongo.me/2017/10/24/putin-solved-problem-forex-reserves-bitcoin/ at the price the Federal Re$erve and BOE set the price at (FOR RUSSIA) instead of making it official moving out of the UN and setting a New Chapter and Direction as a “rally point” for all the va$$al “bitches” to their new UN HQ’s “home” in Moscow… And with the marketplace setting the price for ALL commodities instead of the Central Bank(s) including your’s to restore sovereignty and equity to those markets which you ALSO refuse to do!…
Right, so Ukraine started the war by invading its own territory? How?
Die ukroniggers, die ukroniggers. Defend my freedom to suck dick in Brussels for local shitskins. I love being a cumdump for them.
only war can referm inferior amerikan species
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You´re wrong. America started this war in 2014. Then the toxic proxies the Americans installed began a Civil War against their own population – for such trivial reasons as the dialect they spoke. Russia sent in a peace-keeping force to implement the Minsk agreements. This was dubbed by the western presstitutes as an “unprovoked invasion” and gullibly believed by the EU. This was an undoubted propaganda triumph for the West, but a Pyrrhic one which has led to the economic ruin of Europe and the destruction of its military.
Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies…R Paul
There is such thing as a just war, and Russia is on the side of the truth.
Putin’s russia is a degenareted joke of a country/ society and the truth has been banned there for decades.
I have never believed that Russia was guilty in any way. America and its so called allies are always trying to portray Russia as evil but the truth of the matter is evil exists in America full time and they don’t even see anything wrong with it. Zelensky is just another case of evil that needs to be stopped before it excalate beyond Ukraine.