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VLADIMIR PUTIN IS NOT NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN. AND I AM NOT POLLYANNA. By Russell Bentley

I say old chap, is this Minsk or Munich?

The curse of Cassandra was that she could see the future, and tell it, but no one would listen to her. These days, I think I know how she must have felt. But above the din of jabbering jackanapes, pontificating poltroons and pseudo-experts, the truth can still be heard, if you listen for it. So, listen.

Once again, Casandra is reviled, and Pollyannas rule the day. One purports to tell us that he knows “What Putin Wants” – “a peaceful transition”. Another, in spite of all the evidence, says Russia’s absolutely irrefutable ability to liberate Ukraine is “A Fiction”, and yet another, pinching “Half a Loaf” smugly and stupidly claims that those like myself, who would rather see a short, comparatively bloodless war, even if it’s on our own land, instead of one that can easily spread into Europa and even across the Atlantic, actually “predict (and are actually hoping for) the worst.” Well, here’s my actual prediction and the hope of every decent and literate human being on this planet. Listen.

“Stop hoping for the worst! Let’s all have a nice cup of tea”

What I actually do predict, and do very much hope for, is a limited and localized Russian surgical military strike in Ukraine. One that will remove the existential threat right on Russia’s doorstep, a threat not only to Russia, but to the very future of Humanity. A strike which will achieve all the strategic goals delineated by Russia in their recent collective security proposals to the US and NATO, (which US/NATO refused) while also saving tens or hundred of thousands of civilians in Donbass (including myself and my family) from genocide, and liberating Ukraine from foreign occupation and neo-nazi oppression. All with the absolute minimum possible destruction and bloodshed of civilians and soldiers (on BOTH sides) alike. As well as, and most importantly, the least likelihood of escalation anywhere beyond Ukraine’s present borders. These Pollyannas think that’s “the worst”? Well, Cassandra has a question for them…

CASSANDRA – “Do you prefer your whole country be vaporized while you sing Kumbaya”?

These self-styled pundits say that Russia should simply ignore the plethora of concrete evidence of imminent war, and waste time holding further diplomatic meetings with the same nazis who have threatened their very existence for a century, who have murdered civilians in Donbass for the last 8 years, including the 298 civilians on MH-17, (and then falsely blamed and sanctioned Russia for it) the same ones who directed ISIS cannibals to commit the false flag mass murders in Syria to create a Syrian “chemical weapons” narrative, then used the same bogus line in the UK with the laughable “Novichuk” fabrications. “Yes,” they say, “if only Russia can just sit down in friendly dialogue with their mortal enemies once again, then perhaps a “peaceful transition” may someday be achieved. We can only hope, peacefully praying and gently swaying, all holding hands together while we all sing Kumbaya.”

Kumbaya my Lord, Kumbaya… – Sing Hosanna – Kumbaya Bible Songs for Kids –

RAEVSKY, WHITNEY AND McGOVERN’S LATEST POLITICAL DISCOURSE

This is literally what they are saying, in the face of a real life and imminent Armageddon. And like Neville Chamberlain, they advocate compromise with abject Evil, in the vain hope of “peace in our time.” All while these same US/NATO nazis continue to prepare and provoke Ukraine to war, to cross Russia’s red lines of no attack on Donbass, and no offensive missiles in Eastern Europe, bringing in weapons and ammo at a rate of over 100 tons per day. Talk about “the worst” – nothing could be more fatally stupid, or more contemptible, craven and myopic. Or more certain to lead to a global conflagration, just as the appeasement of the obeisant English toady Chamberlain did only 84 years ago. Well, thanks be to God, Putin is not Chamberlain, and I am not Pollyanna.

Thomas Paine once wrote about such things, and I quote, “I once felt all that kind of anger, which a man ought to feel, against the mean principles that are held by the Tories: a noted one, who kept a tavern at Amboy, was standing at his door, with as pretty a child in his hand, about eight or nine years old, as I ever saw, and after speaking his mind as freely as he thought was prudent, finished with this unfatherly expression, “Well! Give me peace in my day.” Not a man lives on the continent but fully believes that a confrontation must some time or other finally take place, and a generous parent should have said, “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace;” and this single reflection, well applied, is sufficient to awaken every man to his duty.” I feel that anger too. And it awakens me to my duty, and it shows me the true worth, or rather, worthlessness, of all the boot-licking cowards and historically illiterate Pollyannas who advocate begging for peace at any price. Let them keep begging, and see where it gets them. Perhaps work really will make them free this time. But we Russians, and all intelligent people, do not forget their history so easily.

Not a man or woman lives in the Donbass Republics, in Russia or Ukraine, who does not know that this war will not end without a final battle. This battle is as inevitable as the sunrise. Only fools and Pollyannas could think it would be otherwise. So, better to make it soon, short, and final, a lesson to the world, and a page in history, where the Good Guys win again, just like they did in 1945. The only other alternative is to wait, to allow the Ukronazi infection to suppurate, and become more dangerous, adding more cost, more blood, more destroyed infrastructure and wasted treasure, before the final and inevitable victory of Russia and the Donbass Republics, or perhaps leading to a war that will engulf the world, a war that no one will win.

RUSSIA – “Those who fail to learn from history will have to repeat the lesson. Russia has learned the lesson. If it must be taught again, we will teach it”

No competent or qualified person can still continue to believe in, much less continue to talk about or advocate, a “peaceful transition” or “diplomatic solution”. Of course, Putin preferred a peaceful solution. He is a most excellent Warrior and would win without fighting if it were possible in any way. That was “Plan A”, and he tried for 8 years to implement it, with almost infinite patience and forbearance, by every means possible. That is why he gave the US, NATO and OSCE a final chance to make one. But they categorically refused, so there is none, and there will be none. It is simply no longer a realistic option. If it ever was…

So, now to “Plan B”. Russia prefers a quick and decisive liberation of Ukraine over a potential world war, and has every right and every reason, and above all, the ability to make it happen. And, believe me, we will. At the next provocation. It will be up to the USA and NATO to decide if they will also escalate and engage in a war that will most certainly lead to their total dismemberment and defeat. Russia is ready for any scenario, and we will deal with it however it may be needed. And Vae victis – “Woe to the vanquished.” Now, are you listening?

I predict, with 90% certainty, that a major ukrop attack or provocation will occur before the beginning of March, and with 99% certainty before the end of March. I can say, based on impeccable sources and irrefutable evidence, that the plans and preparations for provocations and a major attack against Donbass have already been made. The ukrops and their US masters may chicken out, as they have many times over the last few years. But Russia is not a Pollyanna, not stupid enough to keep playing waiting games while their enemies build lethal force every day. Those who predict or advocate further diplomacy are fools. That Russia seems to do so is only deception and distraction. The fuse is already lit, on both sides, the detonation will occur, one way or the other, before the end of March, and maybe much sooner.

And when it does, I can assure you that the Russian response will be swift and sure, measured in minutes and (very few) hours, not days, or even one day. And Russia will not arrive (initially) on tanks and trucks, but on wings. For us in Donbass, the wings of Angels, for the nazis and terrorists who dare to attack us, the wings of instant and fiery death. Those who have failed to learn the lessons of Debaltsevo and Ilovaisk will be taught a final lesson with thunder and steel, and they will not live long enough to never forget it. They have all been warned for the last time already. The time for talking is over and done. It is time for work, Brothers. The job will not be easy, but it is simple enough. Who attacks Donbass, attacks Russia. Who attacks Russia will be vanquished. This is a warning. Listen. While you still can.

By Russell Bentley

I recently received the following email under the title – Media Request – comment for upcoming article

Russell, hello,

I’m a journalist for BuzzFeed News. I reported extensively in the Donbass during the war, although I’m not sure our paths crossed. But I believe we know each other. I’m writing to ask if you’d like to comment on a piece of information I’ll be including in an upcoming story. The story is not focused on you. However, in the course of my reporting I learned that you are one of the 250 people the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating for alleged terrorism-related offenses for fighting on the Russia-backed side of the war. Because I’ll be mentioning this in the article, I wanted to contact you to give you a chance to respond. Please let me know today if you’d like to comment on this matter. In describing you in the article, I’ll also mention your past drug conviction, as well as your time fighting in Donetsk.

Thank you,
Chris Miller

There’s no need to include here my insolent, insulting and profanity-laced reply, (perhaps Miller will be so kind as to publish it elsewhere, though he failed to do so, or even mention me at all in his article) but suffice to say, I compared the Ukraine Prosecutor General’s Office to a cesspool, and specifically called Miller a “presstitute”. That neo-nazi terrorists in the Prosecutor General’s Office are investigating me for “terrorism” because I have defended the citizens and civilians of Donbass from Kiev’s own genocide and ethnic cleansing programs is the the apex of hypocrisy and cynicism, a real life example of the comic book “Bizarro World” where everything is the exact opposite of what it is supposed to be. Equally as “bizarro” and hypocritical is Miller’s calling himself a “journalist”. He is a US government paid professional propagandist and disinformation specialist , an enemy of the truth and an inveterate liar. As for my “past drug conviction”, well, there is some truth to that, and I’ll address it, since Miller didn’t, but let’s take each in their turn. First, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General, and the abject ukrop quisling government as a whole. [1]

A quick Google search for “Ukraine corruption” brings up almost 46 million results. It has been ranked the ninth most corrupt country in the world, the most corrupt in Europe, and Ukraine’s corruption rank by country has averaged 117th over the past 22 years, which is, in fact, exactly where it is today, according to tradingeconomics.com, an international business and investment news service with no political ax to grind. So, despite occasional fluctuations and purely cosmetic rhetoric, for more than two decades, including the past eight years under direct and complete US/NATO/IMF suzerainty, the word “Ukraine”, as well as the nation itself, remains synonymous with “corruption”. Same as it ever was. And how could it be otherwise? [2], [3]

Since the Maidan “Revolution of Dignity” instigated by the political treachery of the EU reneging on a last minute treaty with then President Yanukovich, and cemented with the mass murder of over 100 police and protesters by “unknown assailants”, (crimes which remain unsolved by the brilliant sleuths of the General Prosecutors Office, in spite of compelling forensic, video, and eyewitness evidence, and even outright confessions by some of the snipers themselves) Ukraine has been run by a collection of neo-nazis and mafia billionaires, under the command of Gauleiter Joe Biden. [4], [5], [6], [7]

Biden assumed control of Ukraine, soon after the Maidan coup, with his State Department flunkies Geoffery Pyatt and Victoria “Nuland” Nudelman hand-picking the next president , Prime Minister and their entire administrations, right down to appointing Vitali Klitchko as Mayor of Kiev (which he still is to this day). This parade of kleptocrats and clowns included Petro Poroshenko, an alcoholic billionaire and ruthless gangster as the new President of Ukraine, and Mikael Sakashvili, the fugitive ex-President of Georgia, who was appointed Governor of the Odessa region, in spite of being wanted at the time in his former country for corruption charges involving assault and murder in Georgia (charges for which he was subsequently convicted and sentenced to six years in prison, a sentence which he is currently serving in Georgia.) This motley crew is hardly the type to inspire trust and confidence that justice will be served, and distrust for the justice system in Ukraine is widespread. In fact, Ukraine ranked 101 out of 109 countries in the 2017 Index of Public Integrity. Opinion polls taken in 2016, two years after the new puppet regime was installed, recorded that only 3 to 5 percent of the population had any trust in the country’s justice system. And small wonder… Is this a face you would trust? [8], [9], [10], [11]

Ukrainian Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova She has ways of making you talk…

As for the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office in particular, headed by the hatchet-faced Inquisitor Irina Venediktova, which is according to Miller, busy “investigating” 250 members of the Donbass Defense Forces (including myself) it has so far failed to identify, investigate, indict, prosecute or convict anyone in the Kiev sniper mass murders, the Odessa Trade Union mass murders, the MH-17 false flag mass murders, the theft of at least $4 billion of US and IMF aid, or the Burisma Oil scandal involving Hunter Biden, nor for the war crimes committed by at least seven US neo-nazis who served in Ukrainian military units that are currently being investigated by the FBI.

Those war crimes, committed by pro-Kiev US neo-nazis, involving multiple cases of kidnapping, rape, torture and murder of Ukrainian civilians, have been investigated since at least 2018, not by Ukrainian authorities, but by the US FBI. In fact, the main suspect in the case, Craig Lang, who is also wanted for a a double murder of an elderly couple in Florida, USA in April, 2018, has so far been protected from justice and harbored in Kiev by the Ukrainian government itself, including specifically the Prosecutor General’s Office. It is a fact that the SBU, the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ukrainian military are themselves all well known for kidnapping, torture and murder, so it is not far fetched to consider the possibility that Prosecutor Venediktova (who is also a sitting member of the National Security and Defense Council, which controls all the above organizations) is dragging her feet on bringing Lang and other war criminals to justice because she doesn’t consider kidnapping, torture and murder to be “crimes”, when applied by her colleagues and minions to the kind of people she thinks “deserve” it. And I guarantee, in her opinion, and Lang’s, I’d be exactly that kind of person.

A photo that neo-nazi Craig Lang once sent to me personally, on Facebook.

In their eyes, and apparently in Chris Miller’s, I and all who have defended the Russian people of Donbass from genocide and ethnic cleansing operations are “terrorists”. I did serve for about a year total in the DPR military and police, but I never went on a single offensive combat operation. I was, once, on a recon mission behind enemy lines, but we did not make contact, and no shots were fired. Every single shot I have ever fired in this war has been in self-defense, in a defensive position, shooting at soldiers, mercenaries and neo-nazi volunteers like Lang, who were attacking our position and shooting directly at me and my comrades. The German nazis called Russian Partizans and European Resistance fighters “terrorists” too, and these torturers, killers and war criminals of the current Kiev regime are no different or better than their nazi forebearers. It is an honor for me that these blood-thirsty beasts know I am their enemy and are terrified of it. As well they should be. Ukraine will soon be liberated, and then it will be scum like Venediktova who will be prosecuted and punished for their crimes, and I hope I live long enough to see it. I don’t want to see them tortured or killed, I just want justice done. I want to see them brought to Donbass in work battalions to repair and rebuild every single thing broken or destroyed by their attacks on the peaceful people of Donbass, ordered by the likes Venediktova, and carried out by mad dogs like Lang. There are two kinds of people in this world, those who build, and those who destroy. By bringing those who destroyed Donbass here to rebuild it, perhaps we can rehabilitate them. One thing is certain – by the time they finish re-building every single thing they have destroyed here, they will be very different people than the vermin they are today.

CHRIS MILLER – PSEUDO-JOURNALIST, PROFESSIONAL PROPAGANDIST AND NEO-NAZI FANBOY

Chris Miller introduced himself to me with a lie. “I’m a journalist for Buzzfeed News.” This is exactly the kind of lie he and his ilk of highly trained disinfo specialists are expert at – using what appears to be the truth to tell a lie. Yes, Miller’s articles do appear on the Buzzfeed News page, and he probably does get a check from them every month, but if you know his backstory, like I do, you know that his fealty is to whatever the owners of the US government tell him it is.

Chris Miller, jive-ass hipster bullshit artist, posing as a “journalist”.

Buzzfeed passes itself off to young, ignorant and impressionable naifs as a cool, progressive, alternative media “news” source, while being in fact a gossip rag and soap opera digest which is the draw and the cover for the occasional political disinfo story that is their real raison d’etre. Buzzfeed is a product of the Democratic Party Deep State, having been the first and main publisher of the “Steele Dossier”, a bogus hitpiece against Trump, later debunked by myriad sources, including most of the US mainstream media itself. With their penchance for plaigarism, fake news and stupid stunts, it is small wonder that in a 2017 survey among US readers by The Guardian (UK), BuzzFeed was voted the second least trustworthy source among American readers, with only “Occupy Democrats” being lower-ranked. “Yes,” you might say, “but Buzzfeed won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 2021.” Indeed, which is every bit as appropriate as war criminals Henry Kissinger and Barrack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize. In other words, a tragic joke and a disgrace, and the apex of hypocrisy. [12]

Buzzfeed is also a pioneer of “advertorial” advertising, an insidious mixing of advertising and “information/news” content that is almost subliminal, and is primarily of interest to major corporations as opposed to smaller or local businesses. The potential for the political abuse of such type of “advertising” is obvious. Which brings us to Miller’s previous, most interesting and most important employer – the CIA. Well, Radio Free Europe, (RFE) which was founded by the National Committee for a Free Europe, an anti-communist CIA front organization that was formed by Allen Dulles in 1949. Dulles later became the first civilian Director of the CIA, The Committee directed operations of RFE, and from 1951 to 1971, RFE was directly financed by the CIA, as an “anti-Communist propaganda” organization. There is an old saying in the CIA – “Once CIA, always CIA”. RFE was and is CIA, and Miller spent 10 years working for them in Eastern Europe. He is an expert propagandist and disinfo warrior, a professional bullshit artist, and his “new” job at Buzzfeed only continues that work. And the article Miller mentioned in his email to me is a perfect example of exactly how it works. [13], [14], [15], [16], [17]

A LIMITED HANGOUT

A limited hangout is a well known and often used disinfo technique where a limited amount of negative info about one’s own side is published in order to create a facade of openness and honesty, when in fact, it is a damage control and misdirection technique. As CIA agent and later whistleblower Victor Marchetti explained, a limited hangout is “a favorite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public, they resort to admitting—sometimes even volunteering—some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and most damaging facts in the case. The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further.” [18], [19]

It turns out that the article Miller was writing was about the seven US citizens who had fought on the Ukrainian side of the Donbass War who were being investigated by the FBI for war crimes, one of whom, Craig Lang, is also wanted for a double murder in the USA. The fact that the FBI was in Ukraine investigating war crimes, and the fact that the basis for these investigations includes compelling and irrefutable physical, video and eyewitness evidence of horrific crimes, including kidnapping, rape, torture and multiple murders, and would have become public sooner or later, forced Western propagandists like Miller and Buzzfeed into conducting a limited hangout disinfo operation of the “We got the few bad apples, justice is served, nothing more to see, move on” variety. And in fact in the final published version of Miller’s article, there was no mention of me or of my “previous drug conviction”. Here’s why  [20], [21]

“Drug Dealer” Bentley, back in the day…

In 1996, I was arrested, along with seven other co-defendants, for being a part of a marijuana smuggling operation that moved hundreds of kilos of cannabis from Mexico to multiple destinations in the USA and Canada between 1991 and 1996. In 1996, I plead guilty to the fact that in 1992, I had indeed been in possession of 500 kilos of cannabis, and was sentenced to 63 months in prison for it. Unlike all my other co-defendants, I was the only one of the group who refused to “cooperate” with the cops or agree to testify. The others, equally or more guilty than I was, cooperated, and got reduced sentences of 18 months or a year and a day. Even the “kingpin” leader of the operation, who made multi-millions of dollars, only got three years compared to more than five years for me. So at least half of my sentence was for refusing to cooperate, not for cannabis possession. I did my five years in prison, plus four more years of “supervised release”, and my debt to society is paid in full, for a crime I committed 30 years ago.

It should also be noted, as it was in the official investigation, that our smuggling crew had two ironclad rules – no violence for any reason, and no hard drugs bought, sold or used. We only moved cannabis. My primary job was driving 100 pound loads from Mexico to Minnesota, wholesaling to distributors, and bringing the money back to the kingpin in South Texas. I was very good at my job. I made $25,000 per trip, which is pretty good pay for a couple of weeks’ work. But if I had instead moved 100 pounds of hard drugs like cocaine, heroin or meth, I could have made about a quarter million dollars per trip instead of $25,000. And, in fact, I had the opportunity and many offers to do so, and easily could have done so, had I wanted to. But I always refused. For moral reasons.

Cannabis is now legal in thirty three US states, and soon will be, nationwide, as it is in ten other countries, including Canada, Belgium and Holland. In fact, during the time I was smuggling weed, I was also a major player in the Marijuana Legalization Movement on the national and international levels, and I am one of the people who actually helped change the laws. But yes, it was illegal when I was a smuggler, and I did break the law, and I paid a hefty price for it too. But while I was admittedly an outlaw, I was never a criminal. I never hurt anybody. In fact, I am not the least bit ashamed or sorry for it, and make no apologies to anyone at all for it. The law I broke was stupid and unjust, and the fact that it is now changed only proves that there was no real crime, and I was simply punished for being a bit too far ahead of my time.

And here’s the point of all this, not one single ukrop propagandist, who brings up the subject of my conviction, including Miller, has ever called me a “marijuana smuggler” or said I was convicted of “marijuana possession”. It is always, every single fucking time, “drug dealer”. Which is semi-technically true, but still a lie. Because alcohol and tobacco are also, technically, and in reality, “drugs”. And in fact, both alcohol and tobacco are far more damaging to the individual, and to society in general than cannabis, and anyone who disputes that fact is either an idiot or a liar, or both. So, by this criterion, every corporation and every corner store that sells alcohol or tobacco is also a “drug dealer”, and dealing much more dangerous drugs than I ever did.

In the USA, alcohol directly kills 95,000 people every year, from overdose and illness. Add to that over 10,000 deaths and 290,000 serious injuries from DWI, not to mention addiction, domestic abuse, etc, and you begin to get an idea of the dangers of alcohol as a “drug”. But the damage caused by alcohol to individuals and society is eclipsed by the destruction that tobacco wreaks – 480,000 annual deaths directly related to tobacco use, ten years less average life expectancy, and an annual cost to society for medical care directly related to tobacco use in the USA of more than $300 Billion per year. In Russia, according to official studies, more than a million Russians die from alcohol and drugs every year, more than 500,000 directly from alcohol, and 300,000 from tobacco use. But for cannabis use, the statistics are clear, world-wide, and absolutely beyond dispute – not one single person, anywhere, has ever died from cannabis overdose or medical complications directly related to cannabis use. Not one, ever. To quote the US DEA report, “No deaths from marijuana overdose have (ever) been reported.” This fact is so well known and widely accepted by all medical surveys and government statistics that anyone who disputes it is an idiot and a liar, and an asshole. Period. [22], [23], [24], [25]

So, there IS a distinction between “drugs”, and anyone who calls me a “drug dealer” without mentioning the specific drug, is a liar and a hypocrite, unless they usually call convenience store clerks who sell cigarettes and bartenders who sell beer “drug dealers” too. And the ukrop trolls and presstitutes like Miller who call me a “drug dealer” instead of a weed smuggler, do so on purpose, with perjorative intent, trying to equate my breaking an unjust and stupid and now repealed law almost 30 years ago with contemporary mass murderers, rapists, torturers and war criminals. Don’t fall for their bullshit. Respect for the truth is the basis of all morality, and these liars are absolutely bereft of it.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bizarro_World

[2] use google search: “Ukraine Corruption”

[3] https://tradingeconomics.com/ukraine/corruption-rank

[4] https://www.moonofalabama.org/2014/03/ukraine-so-who-where-the-snipers.html

[5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR1NFI6TBH0

[6] https://fort-russ.com/2019/10/ukraines-maidan-snipers-were-u-s-assets-from-georgia/

[7] https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=Kiev+snipers+confess&atb=v291-1&ia=web

[8] https://www.voltairenet.org/article182064.html

[9] https://liberalsarenuts.com/2020/07/26/they-nicknamed-him-american-gangsterhow-joe-biden-reportedly-oversaw-the-laundering-of-4-billion-of-american-aid-to-ukraine/

[10] https://tass.com/world/1345187

[11] https://borgenproject.org/10-facts-about-corruption-in-ukraine/

[12] https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/09/four-uk-news-sources-among-top-10-most-trusted-in-us-survey

[13] https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Radio_Free_Europe

[14] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Committee_for_a_Free_Europe

[15] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_organization

[16] https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Allen_Dulles

[17] https://www.rferl.org/author/christopher-miller/mgqvq_

[18] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_hangout

[19] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Marchetti

[20] https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/craig-lang-ukraine-war-crimes-alleged

[21] https://duckduckgo.com/?q=craig+lang+florida+murder&t=ffab&atb=v291-1&ia=web

[22] https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/alcohol-facts-and-statistics

[23] https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/tobacco_related_mortality/index.htm#death

[24] https://ria.ru/20210524/alkogol-1733584648.html

[25] https://www.scribd.com/document/541837402/Drug-of-Abuse

By Russell Bentley

RUSSIA’S RESPONSE – PEACEKEEPER OR LIBERATOR? “R2P” OR “HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION”?

Recent developments on both sides of the Donbass War illustrate the obvious – the war in Donbass will continue and escalate until Russia finishes it by force. There is no diplomatic solution, the Russians now (finally) accept this fact, and they must now prepare to defend the Donbass region which is inhabited by almost a million Russian citizens, and to liberate the part of Ukraine populated primarily by ethnic and Russian-speaking Russians. The US/EU/NATO and Ukraine have all been pretending since 2014 that ” Russia invaded Ukraine”. Of course, it never did. But now, it’s finally time to give them all a taste of what that will really be like. And so,…

The provocations by the Ukrainian military for almost 8 years now, but especially in recent weeks, amount to de facto war crimes – the kidnapping and torture of a Russian ceasefire monitor in Lugansk, an attack on, and “filtration” of, Staromaryevka, a settlement of 180 civilians in the de-militarized “Grey Zone”, which included the kidnapping of 8 more unarmed civilians (who were also Russian citizens) by neo-nazi terrorists, and the use of a Turkish Bayrakter attack drone against Donbass defense forces. All this in addition to the usual shelling of civilian areas and infrastructure, which are also war crimes, along with a hardening of war rhetoric by the Kiev regime. This has all been instigated and spurred on by the Biden regime, by the continuing supply of lethal weapons and a recent visit to Kiev by the US Secretary of War, Lloyd “Uncle Tomahawk” Austin.

A Slave & His Master

Russia now understands and has publicly stated that there is no further use in direct talks with the Kiev regime, as it is under the complete control of Washington, and all decisions are made there. These public statements therefore correctly put the blame for the entire war and its every atrocity right where it belongs, at the feet of three successive US regimes. Thus proving what I have said since 2015 – that this war is not a Ukrainian civil war, nor is it a war between Russians and Ukrainians. It is a war by resurgent international neo-nazism, led by the USA against all decent human beings, a genuine war between good and evil that can only end with the complete defeat of one side or the other. The ignition points of this war have been Donbass and Syria for many years now, and have now expanded to include Taiwan as well.

Taiwan is the most recent, and so far, the least “kinetic” of these flash points, and US and Western provocations there have not (yet) reached the intensity they have in Donbass or Syria, but that can change very quickly, and understand, there is a direct connection between them all. If the West forces a military confrontation with Russia in Ukraine, it can be sure it will face one with China over Taiwan simultaneously, neither of which it has any chance of winning. The Russians and Chinese have forged a partnership against Western (primarily US) aggression in the political, economic and military spheres, which is, in fact, invincible to any Western aggression, other than all-out nuclear war.

In Syria, the Turks (a NATO member) have in recent days directly threatened Russian military installations and troops, and should they actually carry out attacks on Russians in Syria, Russia has made clear it will fire back. Turkish troops are now also on the ground in Ukraine, involved in combat operations against Donbass Defense Forces. This too, is a major and recent escalation. [1]

But it is in Donbass that the situation is the most incendiary. In response to recent Ukrainian provocations, war crimes and acts of terrorism, Russia is again sending a military task force to its border with Ukraine, as it did in the spring of this year, which stopped the planned US/Ukrainian offensive in its tracks. After the offensive was scrubbed and the situation de-escalated, the Russian troops withdrew from the border, but now are again forced to return. This time, indications are that the Russian formations are preparing to, at minimum, come into Donbass as Peacekeepers, and perhaps go as far as Kharkov and Odessa as Liberators. Maybe even to Kiev.

As the recent words of Putin, Lavrov, Medvedev and others have made clear to all competent and intelligent people, the Russians have now decided that the time for talking is over. There is an old saying about Russians that applies perfectly well to the current situation – “The Russians are slow to saddle their horses, but when they do, they ride very, very fast.” Those horses have now been saddled.

The Russians have a moral right and an existential imperative to take matters into their own hands at this point, and by doing so, they would not be doing anything the US and NATO have not done themselves on more than one occasion. Russia has not only the right to protect its citizens, it has the responsibility to do so, under international law –

The “R2P” or “Responsibility to Protect” concept is based on three “pillars” [2]

Pillar I – “Each individual state has the responsibility to protect its population from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity.
Pillar II – ” States pledge to assist each other in their protection responsibilities.”
Pillar III – ” If any state is “manifestly failing” in its protection responsibilities, then states should take collective action to protect the population”, in a “timely and decisive response”.

The UN Security Council has recognized and reaffirmed its commitment to the R2P in more than 80 resolutions. R2P does have the force of international law. And while one of the requirements of R2P is a UN Security Council resolution approving its implementation, (which will never happen in the case of Ukraine), there can be no doubt that Ukraine is, in fact, guilty of all the crimes that R2P was created to prevent. Namely, genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity, all of which have been, and continue to be, committed by the Kiev regime and its criminal military on a daily basis. Therefore, Ukraine, as a state, has proven itself “manifestly failing” in its protection responsibilities for Ukrainian citizens living in the Donbass Republics.

Does not Russia have the right under both R2P and Humanitarian Intervention to protect its own citizens as well as other innocent civilians being terrorized and massacred by the forces of the Kiev regime? Both the UK and Belgium (NATO HQ) have defended the legality of military force for humanitarian intervention, and while 77 UN member nations (plus China) have rejected the legality of humanitarian intervention, neither the USA nor a single EU member state is among them. While it is not actually international law, per se, it certainly seems to fall under what western regimes like to call “the precepts and norms” of (actual) international law. [3], [4]

That the actions of the Kiev regime, (controlled by the USA) the Ukrainian military and the neo-nazi volunteer battalions constitute war crimes is beyond any reasonable doubt, and these actions actually include virtually every single war crime listed under international law – from denial of water to almost 2.5 million civilians in Crimea, to the intentional targeting of civilians, journalists and medical personnel by artillery and snipers, as well as random terror attacks on civilian areas, to kidnapping, rape, torture and murder, the US-backed Kiev regime has committed literally every war crime in the book, and continues to do so after 7 years of war. The Russians have over 2,000 specific war crimes cases open against the Kiev regime and its minions, and more are being opened daily. Even the USA has opened war crimes investigations into at least seven US citizens who fought on the Kiev side in the war. These investigations into kidnapping, torture, rape and murder are based on eyewitness, video and forensic evidence, and would clearly not be happening unless there was irrefutable and compelling proof. In fact, it will be the first time the US has prosecuted anyone under the War Crimes Act since its passage into law in 1996, a quarter century ago. [5]

What else can you call the Ukrainian military’s massacre of at least 10,000 ethnic Russian civilians, besides “genocide”. What else can you call house to house searches of civilian homes by heavily armed ukrop soldiers wearing nazi insignia on their uniforms, searching for DPR and Russian passports and the kidnapping of those who have them, other than “ethnic cleansing”? And when you combine war crimes, genocide and ethnic cleansing together in an ongoing and systemic manner, what else can you call all of that, other than what it actually is – “crimes against humanity.” And more specifically, crimes against the almost 1 million residents of Donbass who now hold Russian passports and who are now, de facto and de jure, Russian citizens. And war crimes against a million Russian citizens require a harsh response. After all, we have been down this road before. And everyone on both sides of this conflict should never forget how it ended. Because history repeats itself. Our cause is just, victory will be ours. Again.

Active duty Ukraine Army terrorist in Staromaryevka, 26 October 2021, PROUDLY WEARING PATCH OF SS NAZI GALICIA BATTALION IN TV INTERVIEW [6]

That Russia has the military power to force a stop to these crimes is also obvious to any person with the least understanding of the military and mathematics. Though some have said Russia’s reluctance to use its military power to resolve the Ukraine Crisis on its own border has been due to weakness or cowardice, the truth is that Russia has tried and used every possible diplomatic and peaceful alternative to military confrontation to end these crimes against its own citizens on its own borders, for more than seven years. All to no avail. At this point, all diplomatic means have been exhausted, and yet the intolerable criminal acts continue. What other options are there, other than either a peacekeeping force to defend the citizens of Russia and the Donbass Republics against continued Ukrainian aggression, or a liberation force that will liberate at least the eastern half of Ukraine, on a line from Kharkov to Odessa, (which is majority ethnic Russian) from the US/NATO occupation and their quisling puppets? Perhaps the liberation of Kiev is required as well…

I was recently asked to read an essay by a self-styled “expert” who proposed a “no fly zone” and Russian “political recognition” of the Donbass Republics, as a way to fend off further Ukrainian aggression. Both these ideas are both truly laughable and absolutely useless. There has, in fact, been a “no fly zone” in effect in the airspace over the Donbass Republics since July 17th, 2014. On that day, after two Ukrainian Air Force jets shot down the civilian MH-17 jet liner, the Russian Air Force shot down both Ukrainian jets and delivered an ultimatum to Ukraine against any further use of military aircraft in the Donbass region. And that decree has been enforced to this day. (Which is exactly why there has not been a single manned airstrike by Ukraine ever since, and why the recent attack by the Bayraktir drone is such a serious provocation.) But the decree against the use of combat aircraft has not stopped Ukrainian terrorism and war crimes by every other method available, so the time has come for Russia to lay down the law and stop all Ukrainian attacks by force, just as they stopped the airstrikes. [7]

As for “political recognition” of the Republics, it takes a special kind of genius to come up with an absolute 100% “Lose/Lose” situation, but this would certainly qualify as one, which would guarantee further economic sanctions and political isolation against Russia, with exactly zero benefit to Russia or the Donbass Republics, none whatsoever, being absolutely useless in stopping Ukrainian military aggression against the people of Donbass.

As I write this, in late October 2021, all military units of the DPR are on full combat alert. Ukraine continues to reinforce its troops along the Front, and heated rhetoric continues to spew from Kiev. Provocations continue and escalate. Ukrop shellings intensify by the week. When my Mom was dying of cancer, I asked her nurse how much time we had. The nurse’s answer also applies to the upcoming war – “When the changes come over months, you have months left, when the changes come over weeks, you have weeks left. When the changes come over days…” It seems, in Ukraine, once again, the changes are coming over weeks, and increasing in frequency and intensity. “Early winter” is coming. Soon, we will have days left.

Meanwhile, news reports and videos have appeared of Russian armor, including “hundreds” of heavy combat vehicles, and 80,000 to 90,000 troops, moving towards the Ukrainian border from the Bryansk, Voronezh and Rostov military districts. [8], [9], [10]

This covers the entire Russia/Ukraine border. Bryansk is much closer to Kiev than it is to Donetsk, and the troops from that region are not coming to Donbass. However, it is a 4 hour (250 Km) drive along a main highway from the Russian border at Novy Yerkovich to Kiev, and Novy Yerkovich is where the Bryansk troops will be. (A Kaliber cruise missile can deliver 1,100 lbs of TNT over that distance in about 5 minutes.) The Voronezh Task Force will no doubt be set up along the border near Kharkov, a major city with a large Russian population, which lies a scant 30 Km from Russia’s border. The soldiers of the Rostov Southern District (the second most powerful Russian military district after only the Moscow District) will again be deployed along the Russian border with the LPR and DPR. Then, if provocations continue, (or even if they don’t) Russia has multiple options – real, possible, and actually effective strategic military options – here are three:

The first option, the Donbass Plan – The Russian Army can roll into Donbass as Peacekeepers, along the current contact line from North of Lugansk to Mariupol, after publicly announcing it to the world a few hours ahead of time, in order to warn the Ukrainian military against resistance, and to explain and justify its Humanitarian Intervention to the “international community”, and that they come in peace to stop the war crimes and the war, but that any military resistance from any source will be instantly eliminated, with the warning, “If you shoot at us, you die.” This ultimatum would be non-negotiable and backed up by Russia’s full military power, including air and missile forces, and applied not only to Ukrainian military units, but to US and NATO troops in Ukraine and US and NATO ships in the Black Sea, as well as anywhere else. It can and should also include a reminder of Putin’s previous quote that “Russia will respond to any attack by the destruction not only of the source of the attack, but also the source of the orders for the attack.”

This option would stop all terrorist attacks against Donbass, permanently and completely, and would hopefully give time for a diplomatic solution based on new political realities to be found. It would also not entail the taking of any territory under Ukraine control, only that which has long been alleged to already be under “Russian occupation”. Once it is seen that the Russians really are coming, and they really do mean business, it is unlikely that the Americans, NATO or the Ukrainians will fire a shot. This is the least confrontational and least risky approach, as it could be accomplished in a matter of 24 hours, with minimal bloodshed. This may seem to be a pragmatic solution, but it has the least chance of finding a political compromise or permanent solution, in either the short or long terms. And while it would stop war crimes and protect Russian citizens, it would fail to resolve the overriding geopolitical problems Russia faces in Ukraine – belligerent war criminals on Russia’s borders, the critical Crimean water security issue, foreign enemies in control of a neighboring state, etc. One advantage to this plan, however, is that could be used as a first phase of the Novorussia Plan.

The second option, the Novorussia Plan – the Russians can liberate the area known as Novorussia, about one third of current Ukraine, with majority ethnic Russian populations, running along a line from Kharkov to Odessa (inclusive). This not only protects the vast majority of ethnic Russians (not just those in Donbass) from Ukrainian depredations, it solves the critical humanitarian water crisis in Crimea, and cuts Ukraine completely off from the Black Sea, which will eviscerate all that is left of the Ukrainian economy and begin the process of the dismantling of Ukraine along ethnic lines, and eliminate it as a state and as a threat to Russia once and for all. It will also serve as an example to the world of the new political reality that Russia reserves the right to defend itself, unilaterally, if need be, and that the nation with the most powerful military in the world also has the political will to use it, if it has no other choice and if it is forced to defend itself. This scenario has the best hope of long term stability for the region, and even the possibility of a future re-integration of some parts of central Ukraine with Novorussia. Unfortunately, the vast majority of war criminals would probably escape to the west, at least for a while.

NOVORUSSIA – FROM KHARKOV TO ODESSA (Graphic courtesy of Geopolitica.ru)

The third plan, the Kiev Plan, would be to go to Kiev, which may or may not involve engaging in a major war. Indeed, it is already clear that in the face of a real fight, the US and NATO would immediately desert Ukraine and leave them on their own. And even if Ukraine did not capitulate in the first few hours, any actual conflict would be finished in a few days, and the process of de-nazification and war crime trials could begin. The outcome of the open combat phase of the war would be along the lines of the First Iraq War, (with 80% – 90% of Ukrainian soldiers surrendering without firing a shot) but the subsequent “occupation” would actually be a real liberation. With the removal of neo-nazis and corrupt oligarchs from positions of power, and the improvement of life quality and life chances for a vast majority of the population, most Ukrainians (with the exception of the rabid fascists in Galicia, who can all go to hell or Poland) will see the Russian Army as their grandparents saw the Red Army, as heroes and liberators from foreign occupation. Which is exactly what they would be. This may be the least viable and least attractive of the three scenarios, but it is an option, and it would have the required effect of stopping the war crimes against Russian citizens and eliminating Ukraine as an existential threat right on Russia’s doorstep. It would also have the benefit of the capture a large percentage of war criminals (Ukrainian and otherwise) as well as documents and evidence that might be of great interest to history, Russia and the world. Which makes it an option worthy of serious consideration.

Of all three of these plans, the second, the Novorussia Plan has the most benefit at the least cost. Only going to the contact line in Donbass is not sufficient to resolve the festering Ukrainian problem, and going all the way to Kiev may well cost more than it is worth. The Novorussia Plan resolves all critical issues at an acceptable cost, and can be implemented, if need be, as a second phase of the Donbass Plan.

With the Voronezh troops coming in through (or around) Kharkov, Airborne and amphibious troops landing in (or around) Odessa, the Rostov Army coming up through Donbass, and the Crimean Army and Black Sea Fleet working along the coast, along with the Bryansk Army waiting in reserve and ready to take Kiev if required, the 700 Km Front, running from Kharkov to Odessa could be formed and held in a matter of days. Once Russian fuel and human aid start to flow to liberated Novorussia, grateful citizens will not only not oppose Russian “occupation”, they will support it as genuine liberation, and even be ready to defend it themselves from the cold and hungry Ukrainians who will be begging to be allowed to immigrate to Novorussia. Incorrigible nazis and war criminals will be rounded up, tried, and sentenced to work battalions in Donbass, to repair every single thing destroyed or damaged in the war, including the monument at Saur Mogila and all monuments to the Red Army Liberators in the newly liberated lands of Novorussia. The majority of Russian soldiers will quickly be free to return to Russia, and leave the administration and protection of the newly liberated lands to their inhabitants. A true “WIN/WIN” situation!

The key to all these plans is to prepare the troops, and then make a public announcement about the move into Ukraine by Russian Peacekeepers or Liberators to the UNSC and to the world, with just a few hours advance notice. To not ask for permission or a UNSC resolution, just simply inform that it will be done. And then, of course, to actually do it. A few hours is a long time in combat and war, but not enough time for Ukraine or NATO to make any moves that would change the strategic balance, or the inevitable outcome. And it should be clear that the EU will refuse to become involved in a war with Russia, in or over Ukraine. The US will (or should) know that a full scale war with Russia means a full scale war with China too, one that even the most deluded neocons can have no illusions about winning or even surviving. All that is needed is for Russia to have the political will to use its military power to defend itself against an existential threat on its own doorstep, and to defend its citizens against ongoing and increasing war crimes.

Whatever political fallout from a unilateral move by Russia can easily be dealt with. Anti-Russian propaganda is already at a fever pitch. Western politicians have been saying for years that Russia “invaded” Ukraine, and acting and sanctioning as if this was actually true. How will they act differently once it really is? Russia has insulated itself from the impact of further sanctions – Russia has the economic, energy and food resources, as well as enough allies to weather whatever political storm may follow. When the rulers of the EU have to choose between siding with a defeated Ukrainian regime and the declining US empire or energy from an ascendant Russia that will keep their economies alive and their people from literally freezing, if they do not choose the latter, their people, cold, broke and hungry, will certainly rise up and force them to, which will only further decrease the US’ political reputation and credibility. Of course, these political considerations will apply now or at any given time in the future, but there will never be a better time than now to take the decisive step that must be taken. Any delay will only postpone the inevitable at a greater cost of treasure, infrastructure and blood.

All diplomatic avenues are now closed. Closed by Ukrainian puppets and their US masters, and by their crimes. There is only the language of force now, as the final and only option, and Russia’s victory is a foregone conclusion. It is only left up to our adversaries to decide how painful their defeat will be. The war is inevitable, and so is our victory, so the sooner we get it over with, the better. Vladimir Putin has more than once recounted a lesson that he learned as a youth on the tough streets of Leningrad, a lesson that I hope he remembers today – “If the fight is inevitable, it is best to strike first.”

The fight IS inevitable, and the time to strike is now. The EU will be paralyzed by fuel shortages this winter, and Russia is their only resource to avoid a genuine humanitarian crisis. They will not, they can not, take sides in a conflict against Russia this winter. The USA may have enough fuel for itself, but they face a food and supply crisis of epic proportions, and will need the bulk of their military to deal with their own domestic uprisings at home. But with each passing week, the Ukrainian war criminals are becoming better armed, better trained, and more emboldened. The longer the delay, the harder and more dangerous it will be to do what must be done.

The liberation of Ukraine by Russia will mean the opening of fuel supplies and pipelines, (under Russian control, of course) and humanitarian food aid for hungry Ukrainians who will literally freeze and starve without it. A quick decapitation fait accompli will prevent needless destruction, suffering and loss of life on all sides, but especially for the Ukrainian people. The Europeans will not fight, they cannot afford it. The Americans will not fight, they cannot risk it, and they never intended to anyway. For the Ukrainians, a Russian “occupation”, which in reality will be a liberation, is the best deal they could possibly hope for.

For all decent humans, the use of force is an abhorrent task, but when there are no other options, it simply must be done. Ukraine will remain a deadly enemy of the Russian Federation and the Russian People for as long as it is under US/NATO occupation and control. The threat will remain and only continue to increase, until it is neutralized, and there is now only one way left to do that. There is no dealing with those who are “agreement incapable”, their words are meaningless and their promises are lies. There is no negotiating with terrorists, and Ukraine is a terrorist state. It should be dealt with as such, and dealt with now, for the good of Russia, and for the good of the good people of Donbass and Novorussia, and the good people of Ukraine, and for the good of all Humanity.

 

[1] https://www.trmonitor.net/ukraine-signs-memorandum-on-training-and-maintenance-centres-for-turkish-drones/

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsibility_to_protect

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanitarian_intervention

[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanitarian_intervention#Views_held_by_States

[5] https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/craig-lang-ukraine-war-crimes-alleged

[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Waffen_Grenadier_Division_of_the_SS_(1st_Galician)

[7] https://youtu.be/jKEyqUtc3VY

[8] https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=russian+troops+Ukraine+border&atb=v291-1&iar=news&ia=news&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fthegoaspotlight.com%2F2021%2F11%2F01%2Flavrov-accused-ukraine-of-trying-to-drag-russia-into-a-military-provocation-politics-rbc%2F&pn=1

[9] https://youtu.be/g_XDCnB9loI

[10] https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russian-troop-movements-near-ukraine-border-prompt-concern-in-us-europe/ar-AAQ8CdO

 

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