Friday, October 18, 2019

U.S. Citizens in Ukraine - The Flies Come Home to Roost



"Hi, it's me, I'm back. Slava Ukr-anus!"

The shameful history of US depredations in Ukraine is now beyond dispute and wide open for all the world to see. And it seems that the degenerates, killers and losers who came to Ukraine to exploit the war here for their own ends are all cut from the same cloth. From the pretty boy sex pervert, swindler and crackhead Hunter Biden to the would-be "Punisher" Mark Paslawsky, to thieves, mass murderers, nazis and Pravy Sektor volunteers Craig Lang and Alex Zweifelhofer, to aspiring terrorist bomber Jarrett William Smith, to deadbeat dad and eternal loser Damian Rodriguez to the nazi-loving Jew Simon Ostrovsky, they all share common traits with the original wave of US scum that included the likes of Hillary Clinton, Victoria "Nuland" Nudelman, Joe Biden, Jeffery Pyatt and John McCain.

All are US citizens who came to Ukraine to steal, to lie or kill for money or for fun, to betray not only the Ukrainian People and the most basic principles of human morality, but the last remaining shreds of whatever dignity and honor they or the USA might have once had the audacity to lay claim to. The other trait shared by these vermin is their penchant for always getting exposed in their crimes in the most ridiculous and imbecilic manner possible. Let's go down the list and examine each, and see if calling them "vermin" is not only justified and the most appropriate appellation, but perhaps even an insult to regular run of the mill vermin  like rats, roaches, bedbugs and flies...


Hunter Biden, son of "Creepy Uncle Joe"

Hunter Biden leads the list, as well he should. Easily the most prominent and entitled, he is also the most revolting and pathetic on this whole list of nazis, thieves, perverts, murderers, pathological liars, deadbeat dads and general fuckups.  And if you think the Biden fils Burisma scam is his first or only scandal, you're missing all the good stuff. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and with a progenitor like "Creepy Uncle Joe", it is almost inevitable that Hunter Biden would be a knave of the basest sort. How base?

In 2015, he was publicly exposed for having an account on the "Ashley Madison" website for married people seeking other married people for illicit sexual affairs. (Biden was searching specifically for the "Anything goes" type.) The Ashley Madison registered trademark, "Meet bored men and lonely housewives - Life is short, have an affair" did not sit well with Mrs Kathleen Biden, his wife of 11 years and mother of  his 3 daughters. Hunter's claim that  it was "The Russians" who had gotten ahold of his email and credit card info and framed him failed to convince her or anyone else, especially after it was proven that the account had been created from Biden's office at Georgetown University where he taught as adjunct assistant professor for a single 3 month semester in 2014. (Which makes "Professor" Biden's college teaching career about as successful as his military career, but more on that later.)

Now follow this timeline closely - In 2014, Hunter, married with 3 daughters, created an account to pursue extramarital affairs, in 2015, this is exposed, and Biden and his wife separate. In 2016, Biden begins "dating" Hallie Biden, his recently deceased brother's widow, after a week long crack cocaine binge at a homeless camp in L.A. In 2017, Biden finally divorces his wife and continues "dating" his brother's widow until "early 2019" when Biden and his brother's widow  "end their relationship".  In May 2019, Hunter Biden secretly marries Melissa Cohen, a South African film maker, ten days after he met her, and while being sued by another woman for child support.

As for Hunter's "military career", he was appointed as a US Navy junior direct commissioned officer  (which means he didn't have to have any qualifications or do any actual work for it) in May 2013. The following month, he submitted a cocaine positive piss test. He was officially kicked out of the US Navy in February of the following year. All the above happened during the time from 2014 to 2019 when Hunter Biden was being paid at least $50,000 per month to sit on the board of Burisma Holdings. He did not  spend much time in Ukraine, did absolutely NO work, and did not even have to come to Ukraine to pick up his checks. Why would Ukraine pay a compulsive and perennial fuckup like Hunter Biden millions of dollars for nothing? It was not a payment, it was a payoff  by the small fry ukrop gangsters to the son of the Godfather of the Ukraine Rapine. And of course, "Uncle Joe" got his cut as well - at least $900,000.




Mark Paslawsky, aspiring nazi "Punisher". Got punished.

Next on the list, in descending order of depravity is Mark Paslawsky, spawn of Bandera ukrop nazi collaborators and apologists, West Point graduate, investment banker/vulture capitalist millionaire, Maidan rioter and volunteer "Punisher" in the neo-nazi Donbass Battalion. Victim of his own hubris.

Paslawsky was the nephew of the notorious nazi war criminal Mykola Ledbed who instead of being tried and executed for war crimes including mass murder and genocide, was given refuge in the USA under Operation Paperclip. Paslawsky was also related to Taras Hunczak, a nazi apologist and historical revisionist who proudly claims to have served as nazi collaborator under Bandera during WW2. Hunczak is also a professor at Rutgers University and the Shevchenko University in Kiev. While simply coming from a family of nazi war criminals and propagandists did not make Palawsky himself a nazi, per se, his subsequent actions and statements certainly did.

Paslawsky was born into privilege in Manhattan. His family connections enabled him to get appointed to West Point, after which he served as a US Army officer before becoming an "investment banker", moving to Ukraine soon after the fall of the Soviet Union and making millions of dollars as a US/Ukrainian "patriot"  i.e., nation raping vulture capitalist. But even this was not enough. When the Maidan riots began, Paslawsky joined the US-backed armed gangs attacking police and the elected government. ( You can see photos of him at Maidan, standing next to a swastika, with weapons including molotov cocktails here.) After the Maidan coup, millionaire Paslawsky decided to go on "safari" and engage in genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Donbass region with the outlaw terrorist Donbass Battalion. During the time Paslawsky was a member of the Donbass Bn, it was under the command of the semi-retarded sexual deviant Semen Semenchenko, and the "Battalion" was tasked as a "Punisher / Cleansing" unit, arriving in areas under Ukrainian Army control after battle, to "punish and cleanse" ethnic Russian towns and villages much the same as Bandera and German nazi "Einsatzgruppen" had in WW2.

Paslawsky was no soldier, just a war criminal and terrorist wanna-be badass whose targets were women, children and unarmed civilians. During his time in Donbass, his unit was credibly charged by the UN with the following war crimes - murder, rape, torture, armed robbery, kidnapping and extortion. They have also publicly confessed to blocking and stealing human aid meant for civilians stranded in the combat zones.  So this band of nazi gangsters is the specific unit Paslawsky chose to join. "Cleansers and Punishers"... Upon joining the unit Paslawsky chose the nom de guerre "Franko", pronounced exactly the same as the last name of the Spanish Fascist dictator Francisco Franco, who was supported by Hitler and Mussolini in his overthrow of the legitimate Spanish Republican government in the Spanish Civil War. You know, a Spanish "Maidan". Perhaps it is just a coincidence, or perhaps Paslawsky had to choose "Franko" because the names "Hitler", "Mussolini" and "Bandera" had already been chosen by other neo-nazi scumbags in his unit.

According to the VICE "News" obituary by nazi apologist and professional presstitute Simon Ostrovsky (see below) "Franko" could be "merciless", particularly to captured prisoners, and "He hated Russians.On August 20th, 2014, Paslawsky died, screaming and crying that he was "in pain and didn't want to die." Paslawsky had 3 bullet holes in his back, received while running away from his first battle against armed militia instead of against unarmed civilians. The propagandist lickspittle Ostrovsky interviewed me a few months after Paslawsky's death, and I actually delivered a short eulogy to "Franko" myself.  So, at least Paslawsky, unlike the other vermin on this list, has somewhat redeemed himself by taking a permanent dirt nap and serving as a lesson to all nazis as to what to expect if they come to Donbass to kill, steal and destroy.  And speaking of the nazi-loving Simon Ostrovsky...


Simon Ostrovsky  -  US / Israeli nazi apologist



Simon Ostrovsky was born in the USSR, but now holds two passports - from the USA and...
Yes, you guessed it, Israel.  Just like his former boss George Soros. He is a professional liar and propagandist with a huge pro-nazi bias. Just like alleged former Hitler Youth member George Soros. Actually, other VICE News correspondents have done some fairly objective coverage of Ukraine and the US-backed nazis there, but every single installment of Ostrovsky's was absolute pro-nazi propaganda. You can check out his website, "it kind of sucks". (His words, not mine.) He started out slinging bullshit for the Moscow Times, a treacherous pro-NATO liberal propaganda rag, in the early 2000's, then started making propaganda for the BBC, VICE, HBO, CNN, and sadly, even PBS.  Of course, no real journalist can be associated with the likes of the BBC or CNN without losing all legitimacy and integrity. And, likewise, no media outlet can be associated with Simon Ostrovsky without also losing all legitimacy and integrity, so sadly, PBS has sold their ass and their soul by hiring a pro-nazi presstitute propagandist like Ostrovsky.

Check out this Ostrovsky/PBS paean to total loser Damien Rodriguez, a US citizen fighting on the side of ukrop nazis. And after you watch this pro-nazi propaganda trash, don't try to comment, because on the "Public" Broadcasting Service Youtube channel, which accepts millions of dollars of "support" from government and individuals, (but is actually controlled by multi-billion dollar corporations) the "public" is not even allowed to comment on the shit PBS produces with their money, in their name. Hmm...

I used to love PBS, back in the 60's and 70's, Masterpiece Theater, McNeil Leher Report, Reginald Perrin, even the crypto-nazi and original Mockingbird William F. Buckley's Firing Line. Back then, they had at least some modicum of credibility, even if they were funded, even way back then, by the likes of Exxon and Mobil and The Chubb Group of insurance companies. But now, like Pacifica Radio  and NPR, (which I also used to love, and by "love", I mean respect and trust) PBS is worse that outright fascist propaganda, it is controlled opposition, fake progressive pablum simulacra. Professional disinfo bullshit. And pardon my French, but anyone who takes any of them seriously today is a fucking idiot. Period.


Craig Lang - robber, murderer, Pravy Sektor Nazi

And so now, to the last, most pathetic and miserable, but also most dangerous examples of the true vermin from the USA who came (or at least tried to come) to Ukraine to support the US-backed neo-nazi regime. Craig Lang, Alex Zweifelhofer and Jarrett William Smith. Lang and Zweifelhofer, who both served in the Pravy Sektor volunteer nazi battalions in Ukraine, have been charged with the murder of an unarmed elderly couple in Florida during the commission of an armed robbery for a measly $3,000, which they used to try to travel to Colombia "to fight against the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". They ended up going to South Sudan instead, getting busted and deported back to the USA. Zweifelhofer was subsequently arrested upon his return for child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor charges. As they say in Pravy Sektor, "Slava Ukr-anus!"


Zweifelhofer, before he deserted US Army


The evidence in the murder of the elderly couple for $3,000, is absolutely overwhelming. They did it. See for yourself. Both Lang and Zweifelhofer  served in Pravy Sektor in Ukraine, where they learned how to kill unarmed civilians. They learned to do it here in Ukraine, then went home to do it in the good ol' USA. Zweifelhofer is currently in a US prison awaiting trial, and Lang is in a Ukrainian prison awaiting extradition back to the USA. For murder of US citizens. What comes around, goes around. And "VICE" versa...

Jarrett William Smith - aspiring bomber, assassin and neo-nazi. "Friend" of Craig Lang.
Jarrett William Smith was another aspiring ukrop nazi terrorist who wanted to murder civilians, in the USA and elsewhere. He was also a "friend" of Craig Lang.  He is currently in jail on charges of terrorism, bomb-making and conspiracy to murder a potential US presidential candidate. Charming.

All of these walking, talking turds have one thing in common - they are all on the side of the neo-nazis who came to power after the US-backed Maidan coup in Ukraine in 2014. They all fight against the Donbass Republics, they are all willing to murder unarmed civilians, or lionize those who do. They are 21st Century nazis. They are scum. They are malignant, but no more so than the nation that spawned them.

The German nazis of the Third Reich, with the connivance of US and European "monarchs" and oligarch scum, tried to do to Europe and Russia what Europe had done to North and South America some centuries before - steal the land, ethnic cleansing, genocide and slavery.

What Banderist ukrop nazis and their western masters, the same "monarch" and oligarch scum, want to do to Donbass today is exactly the same, and they will do it if we let them. But we will not let them. They will fail here, on the exact land where the tide was turned against nazism back in 1943. So, those nazis that are not buried here will return to the lands they came from - the US, the EU, and the west of Ukraine that has been infected by Operation Gladio and Banderism for decades. Those who come here to kill and enslave, will die here, just as they did in '43, or like Lang and Zweifelhofer, return to the USA to continue to rob and murder.

If the idiots Zweifelhofer and Smith had not met Craig Lang, maybe they would today not be looking at being executed by their own country or spending the rest of their lives in prison. If the idiot Lang had not joined the US Army, maybe he would not have joined Pravy Sektor and acquired a taste for murder. If piece of shit 21st Century nazis like Clinton, Nuland, Biden and McCain had not started this war a lot of things might be different. If presstitutes like Ostrovsky were not paid by corporate scum like VICE News and PBS to spread pro-nazi propaganda, maybe a lot of things would be different. We are what we do, and we are responsible for it, and for how it ripples out to affect others.
And for how it ripples back to affect us and our own lives and families at home.

Fascist imperialism as practiced by the USA, always has its "blowback". It is a malignant and criminal philosophy that infects everything it touches. The USA will reap what it has sown, the flies always come to where the greatest rot is. The USA is its own worst enemy. You have been warned.




















Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Is Steinmeier von Ribbentrop?



The recent big news about Zelensky signing the "Steinmeier Formula" of the Minks II Agreement has raised eyebrows and ruffled feathers on both sides of the conflict, but is it really such a big deal? And haven't we learned a lesson about Russians signing treaties with nazis before?  What are the results and advantages, if any, of this latest development?

The Steinmeier Formula is basically a simplified version of the Minsk Agreement, with a timeline for implementing the four major points - 1) elections to be held in the Donbass Republics, 2) confirmation of the results by OSCE, 3) amendment to the Constitution of Ukraine allowing independent self-government of regions, and finally, 4) return of control to Ukraine of L/DPR border crossings with Russia. In that order.

The first important thing to understand about Ukraine signing this document is that it is only a piece of paper. There is quite a difference between saying you are going to climb a mountain and the actual climbing of it. And there is also a big difference between telling someone you are going to climb a mountain and them actually believing that you will. However, it is noteworthy and precedent setting that Ukraine/Zelensky have defied the orders of their US gauleiters who refuse to recognize the legitimacy of the Republic's leadership by dealing with them directly. Ukraine and Zelensky have now, in fact, dealt directly with the foreign ministers of the DPR and LPR, therefore, recognized them as such. So now, after 5 years, the "so-called", "self-declared" Republics are finally simply and de facto, The Republics.  Score one for the good guys.

Second, the Minsk Agreement and the Steinmeier Formula are the rock and the hard place between which Banderastan finds itself stuck. The goal for Ukrainian nazis and their US/Israeli masters is control of the Russian border crossings currently held by L/DPR authorities. Who controls the border crossings controls the Republics. But what is of the utmost importance in the formula is that the control of the border crossings is the final point, and can only be ceded after all the prior points are implemented. Those prior points include independent elections in the Republics, confirmation and recognition of the results by Europe and The Ukraine, and amending the Constitution of Ukraine. The main thing to understand about all this is that none of it is ever going to actually happen.

If elections are held in the Donbass Republics and the results are confirmed and recognized by Ukraine and the OSCE, the Republics are themselves recognized. If the Ukrainian Constitution is amended to allow independent self-government of the Republics, it must also allow other regions of Ukraine the same option, which would be undertaken by many regions immediately. Ukraine as a nation would be "Balkanized" and cease to exist in the same way and to the same extent as the Republic of Yugoslavia did. In order for Ukraine to try to take control of the Donbass Republics, they must relinquish control of the rest of the country. They may talk and sign documents, but they will never actually do it. First, they are not capable, and second it would be national suicide for them.
And while the scum who currently control and exploit Ukraine could not care less about the future of Ukraine or its people, they, like all parasites, wish to keep the host alive as long as possible in order to suck every last bit of wealth and worth out of the country before they abandon it.

  Furthermore, the people and defenders of the Republics will never, ever, allow the return of Ukraine government or military on our land. Laws and promises and treaties aside, it would be actual suicide for us to do so, on a Rwandan scale, as well as the absolute betrayal of the heroism, sacrifice and suffering we have undertaken and endured for the last five years. So, as I have said before, The Donbass Republics will never return to Ukraine, but there is a possibility that someday Ukraine will return to us, and to Mother Russia. It is literally the Ukraine's only hope.

The once great nation of Ukraine has been raped and robbed and ruined by the most venal scum on this planet. Nuland, Pyatt, the goddamned Bidens, Hillary Clinton, the fucking EU, Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk, Kolomoisky, Monsanto, Burisma, the IMF... These parasites, these vermin, and their Zionist oligarch allies and their nazi henchmen are a fatal disease to the Ukrainian nation and the Ukrainian People.
Ukraine is now a satrapy that is controlled by foreign masters for their own benefit, and at the overwhelming expense of the citizens. The people of Donbass saw this trap and recognized it for what it was back in 2014, and we faced all-out war to break free from it. We will never, ever, willingly submit to the exploitation and outrages that Ukraine now suffers. If the ukrop nazis and their western masters could not force us to submit with war and terrorism, do you really think it is possible they will trick us with a treaty, "pencil-whip" us with pen and paper? Do you really think that clowns like Volker, Steinmeier or Zelensky could ever fool Russia or our Republics, could ever beat us at negotiation or diplomacy? These idiots have plenty of weapons and a willingness to use them, but inevitably, over and over again, they shoot themselves in their own two feet.

We have seen firsthand the worth of the words of ukrop nazis and their treacherous western masters. They are utterly unworthy of trust or respect, or of being taken seriously. We fully understand that they have exactly zero intention of adhering to any treaty or law, that they will break any promise or guarantee they make at the first instance they see an advantage in doing so. We may bandy about with them, but we are only marking time until Ukraine is finally sucked dry by its parasites and implodes under its own dead weight, or until the people of Ukraine finally stand up and take back their country, their history and their honor, and return to the Russian World of which they have been a part for over 1,000 years.

The Republics still stand, so we are winning. Time is on our side. Every year that passes we become stronger and Ukraine becomes weaker. Of course, the war continues, of course they kill more of us than we kill of them, and Donbass remains a potential regional and international flashpoint that can re-ignite at anytime. The rulers of Ukraine remain dangerous criminals, but they are also incompetent buffoons. Nobody here is falling for their lies. If they think they can fool us with tricks and treaties, they are only fooling themselves. 

In the end, the Steinmeier Formula is an unwitting formula for the further deterioration of Ukraine's political stability and future cohesion as a political entity, and above all a wedge between the competing gangster factions that are robbing and misruling the state. It further separates the US and EU, it pits Zelensky directly against the US masters who ordered him not to deal directly with L/DPR reps, and it wreaks havoc on Kolomoisky's political zoo, facing off his neo-nazi attack dogs against his presidential pet monkey. These are dangerous times for Zelensky and Ukraine. There are psychopath gangsters with heavy weapons howling for his blood, and they might just get it sooner than later. Perhaps Zelensky will be compelled to request Russian military assistance to safeguard his existence, quell rebellion and stabilize the situation, as Yanukovich should have done 5 years ago.

The signing of this treaty is a victory for Russia and the People's Republics and another defeat for Ukraine and her exploiters. The criminal clown show of ukrop politics is in no way equal to the diplomats arrayed against them on our side. The signing of the treaty by Zelensky is a move in the right direction, but ultimately, the situation in Ukraine is too far out of hand to have any real chance of a peaceful solution. More blood will be spilled before it is done, the only question is how many innocent lives must be lost in the process. The nazis and war criminals will have to pay for their crimes, there is no chance of peaceful coexistence with murderers and torturers. They know the punishment that awaits them, so will fight to the death rather than face justice. This is reality, and the sooner it is faced and dealt with, the better. There can only be peace after the total de-nazification of Ukraine and the punishment of the criminals, by military force if need be. So, let's get to it!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

THE LAW ACCORDING TO LEV




My friend and comrade Alexey Sergeevich Trotsai, callsign "Lev" or "Lion",  died on the evening of September 9th after being wounded in battle on Friday September 6th . He was 43 years old, a company commander of MVD / VOSTOK troops, defending his hometown of Yasynuvata on the Avdeevka Front. In the spring and summer of 2017, I worked under his command, and came to love and respect him greatly. He was a great man, he was a good man and he was a magnificent Warrior and Commander.


Alexey Sergeevich Trotsai, code name "Lev"
                                                       

I worked at Lev's frontline position for four months in 2017, and have been back to that position many times in 2018 and 2019. Every single day that I was at that position, I saw Lev there, on the very front line, at a position that is well-known for being one of the hottest, one of the most dangerous, on the entire DPR Front. And Lev was there every day, without exception. Every day, at least once, and often two or three times in a day. Or night. Lev led from the Front. 

There are some "commanders" who never go to the Front, to the positions where their men are, where the bombs and bullets fly. They do their "work" far behind the lines, in the barracks or even from the fancy restaurants on Pushkin Boulevard. But not Lev. He led his men from the Front, and he was there with them when it mattered, when things got hot. He was a local from the Yasynuvata area, defending his own hometown for all 5 years of the war. He was a real soldier's soldier, but what he was really fighting for was  peace.  In his own hometown. He gave his life for it.
Lev, in one of the frontline bunkers that I helped build with him and his men.
Lev got hit during a ukrop attack on a position near where his guys were. The ukrops had already killed one of our guys, wounded another, and a soldier from another unit was trying to recover them under heavy fire. The soldier radioed for help, and Lev himself responded. It was an ambush. It was later said that the ukrop nazis worked very effectively and professionally. They used RPG's, SPG's and heavy machine guns, working along with the ever present snipers with .50 cal Barret rifles, which are supplied by US tax-payers free of charge to the nazi murderers in Ukraine. Three of our guys, including Lev, died as a result of this ambush. Not a shot was fired by us in return. We have been ordered not to return fire, and soldiers follow orders...
Lev and Commander Alexander Khodokovsky on the Avdeevka Front
                                         

Alexander Khodakovsky, the founder and Commander of VOSTOK said that the loss of Lev was the greatest loss VOSTOK has suffered in this war, and we have suffered many great losses.  Among them,  "Greek" and  "Ural", Commanders who died under fire at the Front with their men. Too many great men, Warriors, Heroes. But Lev was special. A "богатырь" (pronounced "bogateer") which means more than "Hero", it means a legendary Hero sent from God. And that's what Lev was.

I know. He was not just my Commander, he was a real friend. He respected and appreciated my work, and treated me accordingly. When I made a video under heavy fire at Lev's position back in May, Lev's comment to my wife upon seeing the video was "Texac красавчик".  It was a genuine compliment from a  богатырь, one of the great honors of my life.

 I last spoke with Lev by phone on Thursday, September 5th. I was arranging a trip to his position for a visiting tourist/journalist for Saturday afternoon. Lev was hit on Friday evening, so we did not make the trip. The last time I saw Lev was August 30th, about a week before, when I went to the position with some Belgian film makers. Lev was as friendly and helpful as ever, and we had a chance to sit and talk for a few minutes outside under the trees behind the barracks before I left for the frontline position. Just the two of us. If only I had known it would be the last time I would ever see him in this world... I'd have offered to trade places with him. But he, even had he known what was to come, would have refused. Man, I miss him.

Lev was not just a good guy, he was a badass soldier and Commander, and he was tough as nails. If you broke  regulations or made a mistake that endangered his people or the mission, his justice was swift and harsh, but fair. During my stay in 2017, I saw two instances of Lev's form of justice.

Walking to breakfast one morning, I saw a soldier standing outside, with his hands stretched out above his head, handcuffed to a radio tower. He was still standing there at lunchtime, and still there at dinner. When I walked out later in the evening, around 9 PM, he was no longer there. Instead, he was lying in the grass with his hands cuffed around the base of a small tree. Next morning, he was back on the radio tower, all day, and next night, back around the tree. Next morning, back on the tower, but by lunch, the wayward miscreant was freed. I saw the same handed down to another soldier, a friend of mine, a sergeant called "Bear". Hard justice and harsh punishment, but meted out with fairness and even a sense of humor. In the end, it made both men better soldiers and better men, and brought more strength and honor to Lev's unit. A unit that already had and has plenty. And will earn more.
Lev's men accompany him to his final resting place
                                                        
 Lev's unit also served another very useful and interesting disciplinary function. VOSTOK is officially listed as MVD troops, policemen who serve as combat soldiers, like COBR here in the DPR, or like OMON in Russia. MVD are cops who serve in frontline combat positions, but also enforce criminal law among citizens. As is well known, not all policemen are angels. Sometimes an MVD cop might drive drunk, steal something or take a bribe, beat his wife or perhaps a prisoner who didn't have it coming, serious infractions that require a serious reprimand. And that reprimand often entailed being sent to Lev's unit as a "robot", basically an unarmed laborer working under fire digging trenches and building fortifications on the front lines.


My last trip to Lev's position, a few weeks ago, I saw maybe a dozen such men, working hard under fire, but with good humor and the understanding that it was fair punishment and they had it coming. Hard, hard, dangerous work, through which they redeemed themselves. These cops too, were made better men because of Lev's sense of justice. And now, Lev is gone, and we will have to make ourselves better men (and women) on our own accord, through our own sense of justice. But we do still have, and always will have, Lev's example, for as long as real Heroes are remembered. And as long as there is life, real Heroes will always be remembered.


There is another subject that Lev's death brings up, of strategic importance to the Republic and our conduct of the war. This subject was covered by Alexander Bogdanov in a recent article on segodnia.ru entitled "The Main Problems of the Donbass Army".  (The article is in Russian, but well worth the time to translate and read.)

It is a fact that the Russian Army is not "occupying" or actively fighting in Donbass. It is also true, well known and not denied, that there are Russian military officers in command, I mean "advisory", positions in the DPR Army at the battalion level and above. (Just as US Army commands/"advises" the Ukraine Army here and ISIS in Syria.) Many of these Russian officers are real soldiers and real comrades, but there are also some here who are criminally incompetent, if not outright traitors. This is also a fact, and it is not a secret from our soldiers, from the people who live in front line areas, nor from our enemies in Ukraine. The most glaring shortcoming of these incompetents is manifest in the idiotic order that our soldiers cannot defend themselves when fired upon unless they are given permission from higher commanders. This has been general policy for well over a year, but in June of this year was reinforced with a contract which frontline solders were required to sign, that threatened jail time for returning fire without prior permission from their "superiors".  Of course, the fools and cowards who came up with this idiocy do not spend time on positions that are getting bombed every day, where good men die every day.
 
When Ukrainian war criminals shoot and kill people who cannot shoot back, it is not war, it is murder, even if those who cannot shoot back have weapons they cannot use even to defend themselves, because of the order of some clown who threatens them with prison if a single round is fired without permission. Those who give such orders are also murderers, responsible for the death of Lev, the men who died with him that day, and over 30 DPR soldiers killed so far in the month of September alone.

When ukrop nazis fire on our soldiers and civilians, secure in the knowledge that there will be no return fire, no retribution, they laugh. This is a shame and disgrace to every patriotic citizen of the Donbass Republics, and to every Defender, both living and dead. Our soldiers cannot be ordered to sit like sheep, to be shot, and to do nothing. They are lions. We tried a patient and peaceful approach, sticking to a futile ceasefire that the Nazis were and are laughing at. This plan has failed. The Nazis are only becoming bolder and bombing us even more. The time has come once again to hit back. Hard.  I was here in 2014 and 2015 when we did hit back hard, and a lot of ukrop nazis learned their lessons the hard way, and never fired another shot at us, or anyone else, ever again.  

The commanders here, competent or otherwise, must take a lesson from Debaltsevo and Ilovaisk, from Syria and Hezbollah. The time has come to once again punish "the Punishers", There is only one way to deal with them, and sacrificing our citizens and soldiers to some fake ceasefire or Minsk Agreement that has only ever been observed and upheld by one side is not the way.

It has long been known among the well informed that Ukraine has been sending soldiers and mercenaries to fight along ISIS in Syria for years now. And it is a fact that during this time ISIS terrorists have been fighting alongside the Ukrainian Army, and are doing so to this day in places like Avdeevka, Gorlovka and on the southern Front near Mariupol. Let us deal with these terrorists and cannibals and their fellow murderers in Ukrainian uniforms the same way the Russian Army deals with them in Syria. Who defends Donbass defends Russia, from a common enemy. At least let us defend ourselves while we are defending you. 

And as for those who try to tie our hands, who stupidly or treacherously order us to sit and die and not fight back, if they wear a Russian Army uniform, let them go back to Russia and let real soldiers take their places here. Or better yet, send them to Lev's position to learn to be soldiers, with a shovel to dig trenches under fire until the war is over. Let them count the bombs and bullets that are fired at them instead of the bullets our heroes are not allowed to fire back. We cannot win if we cannot fight. So let us defend ourselves when we are attacked. Let this be the legacy that Lev leaves to his men, to his comrades, and to his Republic.