Zelensky is from the Donbass, he speaks Russian. His most popular comedy routine was in Russian. He oversaw the killing of say 14,000 Russian speaking people in Donbass.
He oversaw the shelling of the Nuclear Plant by his own troops (or collective west assets).
Russia is very unlikely to destroy important infrastructure in areas that it has total or primary control of. Therefore, the destruction of this dam and hydroelectric plant was likely done under Zelelnsky’s authority. But that said, let’s be clear. Zelensky was selected, just like AOC was selected, to play his part. He enjoyed being installed as President in 2014.
And I watched in real time as he was being explained his true role in this Special Operation. He liked the sound bites like “I need ammunition, not a ride”. But when they explained the true course, he was balking, pushing back. He likely understood that the path he was being pushed down, was the death of at least hundred’s of thousand of his countrymen, and especially his brother Russians in Ukraine. He understood that he was to oversee the Wrecking of his own country. But don’t worry, Blackrock will coordinate to Build Back Better.
He was pushing back. And what exactly did they do to him to get him to continue his part? Well first we will get your attention by a terrible car accident in which your provided lovely wife will lose a leg and have a concussion. Then your daughter will be collateral damage in a bomb attack on a Jew run media agency…. I don’t consider Z to be a tough guy….he is a tiny puffed up puppet….but even the tough guys get controlled like this….threats and actual damage to their loved ones.
And maybe they were withholding his beloved cocaine….a long time reader Lot’s Wife, was writing this same story at 6AM today.
The whole story of Ukraine leads to many fascinating history lessons. As a general note Russia has “held” Crimea continuously since Catherine the Great routed the Tatar invaders 1700s. Sovereignty passed briefly to the Ukraine with Khrushchev, then reverted. No sane adult actually believes that it shall return to the Neo-Ukraine.
Catherine the Great is a great story all by herself.
Here we….as Alex says, let’s talk about the News…..
Nikki Haley says it’s in the best interest of American taxpayers to give $113B of their hard earned money to defend Ukraine’s eastern border. She may not technically be of the Jewish religion, but she 100% supports Jews, and gets huge financial and news support from the Jews.
hey Nikki….did you know that much of Ukraine’s AFU are literally Nazis? Lets try to downplay that as just a “thorny history”….
The New York Times has been forced to very, very belatedly deal with something which had long been obvious and known to many independent analysts and media outlets, but which has been carefully shielded from the mainstream masses in the West for obvious reasons.
The surprising Monday Times headline said that “Nazi Symbols on Ukraine’s Front Lines Highlight Thorny Issues of History.” This acknowledgement comes after literally years of primarily indy journalists and geopolitical commentators pointing out that yes indeed… Ukraine’s military and paramilitary groups, especially those operating in the east since at least 2014, have a serious Nazi ideology problem. This has been exhaustively documented, again, going back years. But the report, which merely tries to downplay it as a “thorny issue” of Ukraine’s “unique” “History” – suggests that the real problem for Western PR is fundamentally that it’s being displayed so openly. Ukrainian troops are being asked to cover those Nazi symbols please!–as Matt Taibbi sarcastically quipped in commenting on the report.
The authors of the NYT report begin by expressing frustration over the optics of Nazi symbols being displayed so proudly on many Ukrainian soldiers’ uniforms. Suggesting that many journalistic photographs which have in some cases been featured in newspapers and media outlets worldwide (typically coupled with generally positive articles on Ukraine’s military) are merely ‘unfortunate’ or misleading, the NYT report says, “In each photograph, Ukrainians in uniform wore patches featuring symbols that were made notorious by Nazi Germany and have since become part of the iconography of far-right hate groups.”
The report admits this has led to controversy wherein news rooms actually must delete some photos of Ukrainian soldiers and militants. “The photographs, and their deletions, highlight the Ukrainian military’s complicated relationship with Nazi imagery, a relationship forged under both Soviet and German occupation during World War II,” continues the report.
So it’s merely “thorny” and “complicated” we are told. Below is a small sampling of the kinds of patches that appear on Ukrainian military uniforms with “some regularity” – in the words of The New York Times:
NATO itself has in the recent past been forced to delete images on its official social media accounts due to Nazi imagery being present among Ukrainian troops during photo shoots.
The following line from the report says everything you need to know about the so-called “paper of record” and its one-sided and ultra-simplistic coverage of what many are finally waking up to realize is a war with a deeply complex reality (to say the least), and far from the MSM’s goodies vs. baddies Hollywoodesque narrative of Putler vs. the free world which is typical of networks from CNN to Fox to NBC…
From the NY Times:
“In November, during a meeting with Times reporters near the front line, a Ukrainian press officer wore a Totenkopf variation made by a company called R3ICH (pronounced “Reich”). He said he did not believe the patch was affiliated with the Nazis. A second press officer present said other journalists had asked soldiers to remove the patch before taking photographs.”
And now we might expect some significant efforts at damage control, or even perhaps we’re witnessing the beginnings of evolving definitions and the moving of goalposts. More from NY Times [emphasis ZH]:
But some members of these groups have been fighting Russia since the Kremlin illegally annexed part of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014 and are now part of the broader military structure. Some are regarded as national heroes, even as the far-right remains marginalized politically.
The iconography of these groups, including a skull-and-crossbones patch worn by concentration camp guards and a symbol known as the Black Sun, now appears with some regularity on the uniforms of soldiers fighting on the front line, including soldiers who say the imagery symbolizes Ukrainian sovereignty and pride, not Nazism.
Some are writing more appropriate and apt headlines for the NYT story…
Only very recently Ukraine’s Defense Ministry and even President Zelensky’s office was caught in the act:
In April, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry posted a photograph on its Twitter account of a soldier wearing a patch featuring a skull and crossbones known as the Totenkopf, or Death’s Head. The specific symbol in the picture was made notorious by a Nazi unit that committed war crimes and guarded concentration camps during World War II.
The patch in the photograph sets the Totenkopf atop a Ukrainian flag with a small No. 6 below. That patch is the official merchandise of Death in June, a British neo-folk band that the Southern Poverty Law Center has said produces “hate speech” that “exploits themes and images of fascism and Nazism.”
To be expected, the Times still tries to run cover while desperately seeking to ‘reassure’ its audience by writing that “In the short term, that threatens to reinforce Putin’s propaganda and giving fuel to his false claims that Ukraine must be ‘de-Nazified’ — a position that ignores the fact that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is Jewish.”
New levels of cope indeed…
But then still, the NYT concedes awkwardly, “More broadly, Ukraine’s ambivalence about these symbols, and sometimes even its acceptance of them, risks giving new, mainstream life to icons that the West has spent more than a half-century trying to eliminate.”