Sunday, July 9, 2017

HUMAN AID - HOW TO DO IT RIGHT!


I did my first human aid project back in the Summer of 2015, after I met Anna Tuv and her 2 surviving kids, when I was still in the Army with XAH Battalion. Anna's home in Gorlovka had been bombed by ukrop army heavy artillery. Anna's husband and young daughter were killed in the attack, her home was destroyed, and she lost her left arm. She needed help, and I had to do something.

Thanks to the generosity of friends around the world,  we raised $10,000 for Anna and the kids, in about a month. Every penny raised went to her, 100%, and we kept the records to prove it. I have done many human aid projects since then, with Суть времени, Spendenaktion fur Novorussia, Pedro's Progress, Donbass Human Aid and others. Meticulous records were kept for every single project, and every single penny has been accounted for and went where it was supposed to go. 100%. We have done a lot of good work, but some hard lessons have also been learned. Not everyone who wears a white hat is a "Good Guy".

Remember "Angel Battalion"? Run by Russian conman and poseur Alexy Smirnov, they scammed many thousands of dollars from good-hearted people around the world.  Their scam was exposed and disbanded, and Smirnov arrested by DPR authorities in 2016. As far as I know, he's still in jail, where he belongs. He did not just steal from donors, he stole from the victims of the war, people who really needed help. A true criminal, the worst kind, a fraud.  But he was not the worst of the self-styled "Humanitarian" fraudsters.

 Remember Sir Bono from U2, and his "ONE" Foundation, that raised $15 million, and gave less than $200,000 of it to the poor people the money was intended for?  That's a 98.7% scam. More than $8 million of the $15 million was spent on salaries for these "charity" workers, in "ONE" year alone.  The other $7 million (less the $200,000 that actually went to charity) went to "expenses" like offices, plane tickets, limos, hotels, etc. All first class, of course, because $7 million in a single year.
Now, THAT is a scam!

Then there's the Clinton Foundation, "The largest charity fraud in American history", according to one Harvard analyst. According to their IRS forms, the "charity" took in around $300 million a year, and gave to the poor between $4 and $6 million a year. Around 2%, going where it was supposed to.
And where did the other 95% go?  You know where. So, you get the idea...

Scams like these are more common that you think. Some people see a tragedy and don't think how they can help the victims, they think how they can help themselves by using the suffering of others to enrich themselves. Especially in war zones, which attract a large amount of parasites and vultures.
"Ambulance Chasers"...

So, it is not enough for good and generous people to donate to some heart-rending appeal to ease human suffering. Due diligence is required, because to donate to a scam is to encourage scamming and to reward the lowest of the low, those who prey on the suffering. It is not enough to send money and trust it will go where it should, as the examples above prove so clearly. You MUST demand accountability from whoever solicits funds for human aid work. And it's really very simple -
If they ask you for money, you ask them for receipts. Verifiable receipts.  That's job one. 

You're not just protecting yourself, you're protecting the people who the money is supposed to be going to, and the legitimate humanitarian organizations whose names get smeared by association every time a scam gets exposed. There are good guys out there, real humanitarians. Your job is to make sure those are the ones you support.

Here are a few very basic guidelines -

#1 - Receipts.  If they don't show receipts for every project, it's a scam. Period. There is NO excuse for not providing real receipts for every project. One thing about Russians, they love documents. If they do anything significant - construction, medicine, machines, ANY significant money deal, they always produce copious documents. Always.  If there are no documents, in Russia, and in human aid, it didn't happen. And by "documents", I mean receipts.

#2 - Track Record. Have they done this work in the past, and did the people they were supposed to help actually get helped? How do you know? Did they show receipts? Do the people they have worked with in the past still work with them? If not, why? And speaking of "why", why does someone do a human aid project anyway? If they start a new project every time their bank account starts getting low, that's a sure sign they're not out to help other people, they're out to help themselves, to your money, the money you donated to people who really need it.

#3 - Associates. We are who we hang out with, who we work with. Who do they work with? What other humanitarian organizations work with them? Are those orgs trustworthy and reputable?  There are no "Lone Rangers" in human aid work. No collaborators means no oversight, no oversight means big temptation to "take a little off the top." Or a lot. If they work alone, they decide the cut they take, and you have to take their word that the contributions went where they said they did. Because nobody else really knows, do they? So neither do you.

#4 - Lifestyle - When "Angel Battalion" was driving around Donbass in designer clothes and nice new cars, making music videos about how cool and generous they were with other people's money, donors should have been asking themselves where the money for that was coming from. If "humanitarians" can afford to live the highlife, you should ask yourself why they aren't donating to their projects themselves. It is a statistical fact that rich people donate less to charity than the poor.
So consider high living and human aid to be mutually exclusive. They are. Just look at Bono...

#5 - Organization - Watch for the ponzi scheme. REAL human aid projects are well organized, transparent, and updated as progress is made, with verifiable evidence, not only that the work is being done, but that the money for a specific project is being spent on that project. When new projects are started before old ones are completed, that's an obvious red flag. When someone says "Don't ask, just give", it's time to start asking. Human aid work is tough, time-consuming and complex, even when doing a single project at a time. The more projects going at once, the more chance of funds getting mixed up or "lost" in the shuffle. A well organized, well documented project is an honest project. 

ANYBODY you give money to for a project should be able to tell you within $100 how much they have and how much they spent ANYTIME you ask. And be able to prove it within 24 hours. It's YOUR money, not theirs, and it's yours till they show you the receipt and PROOF it got spent on what you sent it for. If they won't give you a number and proof when you ask, they're scamming. Obviously.

I will continue to work with the  Суть времени human aid unit,  Donbass Human Aid, Spendenaktion fur Novorussia and Pedro's  Progress on selected projects. I have other work these days that will take up much of my time, but I will fulfill all commitments I have to ongoing projects. All these are honest and reputable people who give more than they get, and I stand behind them and with them 100%. And they do the same with me. Just ask them.

So, thanks to all humanitarians, keep you good hearts and faith in Humanity, but do your homework and know where your money is going. Trust is a sign of courage, so be brave, but be wise. A soft heart is not an excuse for a simple mind, so do your due diligence, and let's be careful out there. There's a line from an old song about what really counts - "It's not what you got, it's what you give, not the life you choose, but the life you live."  Don't support scammers when there are real people who are doing good work, and real people who really need help. And together, let's make a better world for everybody.































Saturday, June 24, 2017

THE OSCE AND THE ANATOMY OF A DISINFO CAMPAIGN


What if I told you, with a straight face,

" I went to a party with A. Hug of the OSCE at the Park Inn in Donetsk last night. Elvis Presley was there too, along with Hitler and a few UFO aliens. Great party, you should have been there.
No, really, it's true."

So, of course, you ask me -

Photos? No.
Video? No.
Other witnesses? No.
ANY physical evidence WHATSOEVER? No.
ANY EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER? No.

Or, to quote A. Hug, "The evidence is in the report."

Do you believe that? I hope not.

So when a report about a "violent attack" against OSCE was published, by the OSCE, we should ask them the same questions,  and MORE questions.  Because exactly zero evidence has been been presented by OSCE to show ANY of this ever even  happened.  And yet, in 36 hours...

Over 1,000 MSM websites have the story - the one about the violent attack, with zero evidence. And right now it is getting blown up. US State Dep't made a statement about the specific incident, and a video. This story will be in the news cycle for days, and referenced as fact from now on, and it's 100% bullshit. Nothing to it.

Everybody in Yasynuvata hears shooting and shelling pretty much every day. OSCE says they got shot at, but no bullet holes in any of the vehicles. They say the bulletproof window of one vehicle got "struck" by a riflebutt, but they don't show the vehicle at the news conference or even photos of the vehicle. Or even at the second news conference OSCE held today. Nada.

There are about 700 OSCE agents in Donbass today. Their budget is 100 million Euros a year.
Think about that. One hundred and eleven MILLION dollars. Per year. For 700 agents in Donbass.
One hundred and eleven. Million. US dollars. Every year.

The OSCE  is not here to help the ukrops, they are here to help themselves. The OSCE is spying on us and on the ukrops. They report what they see to their bosses in Brussels, the bosses tell them what to say to the general public. They are a perception management operation with their own agenda, and everything they say is based on that. What actually happened or didn't happen is not even relevant to what they say and do. Same as almost all Western governments and media. What they say has absolutely nothing to do with the truth or what really happened. All they say is what their bosses tell them to say, what they want you to think. Nothing more.

AND WHAT THEIR BOSSES ARE TELLING THEM TO TELL THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS SOMETHING THAT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED. Because, where's the proof? There's none.

Another funny thing, tonight when I saw A. Hug for the second news conference, I asked with all these stories floating around, why doesn't OSCE have dashcams and bodycams and GoPro cameras on those white helmets of theirs 24/7, or at least when they're "on patrol"? And why not just livestream it? You've got a hundred and ten million dollar budget per year.

Hug tells me that's a great idea, he's always wanted to do it, but both sides won't let him. Well, I got news for both sides, and anybody else who's interested. OSCE films everything they see, everywhere they go. You think they never thought of that before? They don't have the money? Just because you don't see the cameras, doesn't mean they're not there. Say "Cheese".

OSCE is not a tool of the Ukrainians. they are a tool of the people who own the Ukrainians. And I mean own the government and the people. The government is owned willingly and absolutely by foreign interests, the people of  Ukraine are owned equally as absolutely, but unwittingly.  Which makes me so glad to be from the DNR.

The whole Yasynuvata attack thing is bullshit, didn't happen. It was a scenario sent down from the bosses in Brussels. Hug's comments tonight cover up the fact that 90% of civilian casualties occur on the DNR side of the line, as well as the potential humanitarian crisis if the water plant gets bombed again. when I asked Hug how many of the 1.5 million people who would be impacted by further shelling of water infrastructure would be on the DNR side or the ukrop side, he declined to answer.

No need. A quick look at the map shows 1.5 million in Donetsk and Makeevka on the DNR side, and maybe 10,000 in a few villages on the ukrop side. More than 99% on one side, but it's a "tragedy" for both sides.

And now the story goes around the world, faster than truth can put its pants on.

THIS is what a disinfo campaign looks like. One that gets paid $110 million a year here in Donbass, and is backed and echoed in Washington DC, with literally billions more.

Remember, the Info War is every bit as important and difficult as the military war. I know, I fight in both. And we are even more out-gunned and out-manned in the Info War than we are in the military one. But we are winning. Because a few dollars worth of truth outweigh a billion dollars worth of bullshit.

I thank the real comrades, the Heroes of the Info War - Donbass Rose, Ollie and Angelina at Stalker Zone, Inessa, Joaquin and Kristina at Fort Russ. The Суть времени Info Center, South Front and Life News. These warriors deserve and need your support. So do I.

We all have a part to play in this epic struggle for the future of Humanity. Do yours. In the Info War, your dollars are our bullets. We are the machine gunners on the front lines in the Info War, and we count on you to keep us supplied. Don't let us down... 















Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Q&A With Andy Hug



THIS is what Andy Hug of the OSCE looks like when "Texac" Bentley asks him a question at a press conference today, about so-called "violent attack" in Yasynuvata yesterday against 2 OSCE armored vehicles. TWO vehicles full of "observers", hear shooting, and "assess" they are under attack. "Violent attack", to use their words...





                                                                 (GIVE THIS DUDE A WHITE HELMET!)


 
Photos? No.
Video? No.
Injuries? No.
Bullet holes? No.
Can we see the "damaged" vehicle that was victim of the "violent attack"? No.
Can we see PHOTOS of the damage to the vehicle that was victim of the so-called "violent attack"? Well... No.
ANY actual evidence whatsoever? NO.





                                  Samantha Power, Professional liar, Andy Hug, Jeff Pyatt, nazi puppet-master

                                          "The report IS the evidence." - Alexander Hug,  OSCE

So, TWO groups of observers heard shooting in Yasynuvata yesterday, and "assessed" they were under "violent attack". EVERYONE in Yasynuvata hears shooting and shelling EVERY SINGLE DAY. But for OSCE, it is a "violent attack" against them. In the OSCE report, they insinuate it was DPR soldiers. but today DPR cops busted 2 armed ukrop diversants in the area...

OSCE and Andy Hug - pussies and bullshit artists...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Top 10 Reasons to...

                                             Help Publish The Book "Lucky Man"





#1 - IT'S TRUE 

This is a true story. Much of what we see and hear these days is bullshit. This book is not. It's true.
Of course, nobody tells everything, and I don't either. Some things can only be known by the people who were there. I was there. And even if I don't tell everything, everything I've written really happened. I don't lie or exaggerate. I don't have to. This story is unique and stands on its own.
And there's no one else who can tell it. So, if I don't tell it, with your help, who will?

#2 - THERE'S A LESSON IN IT

This is a book about how I gave up a safe and easy life to come halfway around the world to help people I'd never met fight against  genuine fascism in the 21st Century. We were out-manned and out-gunned, but we are winning, which was by no means a certainty in 2014 and the early days of 2015. It was the hardest thing I have ever done, and the best thing too. Courage truly is the key to happiness, and you only really own what you give away.  I learned that firsthand. THAT is the lesson of this story.


#3 - IT'S WELL WRITTEN

My writing has been compared to Hemingway and London. Not by me, by professional writers and editors. This is a good story, and I'm a good story-teller. No brag, just fact. I'm a poet and a songwriter, and have been writing about politics, history and justice for decades. This story is a combination and culmination of that work, of my skill. My Magnum Opus. So far...

But even a good writer needs a good editor, good translation and proper, professional formatting. That's exactly what this fundraiser is for. To make sure it's done right and a success.


#4 - IT'S INFORMATION WARFARE

For every true story coming out of Donbass, there are a hundred false stories from professional liars and pro-nazi ukrop trolls who are financed by billion dollar propaganda enterprises. Help level the playing field and get the truth out. A few dollars worth of truth are more powerful than a million dollars worth of lies. The info war is as hard and as important as the military war, and we are winning. But we all need to pitch in and do our part.  Take a stand for real truth, right now, today, and help this story get told. The world needs to know what really happened and why. Together, we can tell them.

In the Information War, my computer is my weapon, and my words are my bullets. Your support and contributions buy my bullets which can reach around the world. And they have. Let's keep going bigger and stronger, until this war is over and victory is ours.


#5 - IT'S HUMAN AID

The proceeds from this book will go toward continuing my work as a journalist as well as my human aid work. For over 2 years, people have been supporting my human aid work here in Donbass with their kindness, generosity and cold hard cash. I'd like to pitch in some more of my own (and I have.) This book has real potential - as a historical document, a work of art, and a commercial basis for continuing to finance human aid projects here in Donbass. Your donation now will produce a cash flow for many future humanitarian projects. It is a wise investment in the future, and will bring a manyfold return.  You've seen and been part of my work here over the past 2 years. Together, let's continue it, and take it to the next level. Your contribution of $25 today can produce $100 worth of human aid down the road.  But only if you make your contribution now.


#6 -  IT'S REAL HISTORY

This book is unique. There is not another one like it, and there won't be. I was at the Donetsk Airport, together with Vostok, Sparta and Somali Battalions when we took the New Terminal from the "undefeatable" ukrop "cyborgs". I was there, only a few hundred meters away when we cut down the control tower, the ukrop observation post known as "The Crowned Serpent".  I was at the Front in the days of the very first Minsk ceasefire, and I saw who adhered to it and how long it lasted. Those hard days in 2014 and 2015 are the foundation of where we find ourselves today. You cannot see the future if you don't understand the past. This is the real story, by someone who was there. This will be the first, and probably only, personal account of what happened from a Western perspective. Givi and Motorola never got the chance to give their accounts of what those days were like. I want to share mine while I still can.


#7 - YOU ARE PART OF THE STORY

A lot of people will buy and read this book. Literally millions of people have heard of "Texac" and know why I'm here. Millions in Russia, and in the West. They will be able to say they read it, but those who contribute now can say "Yeah, I helped publish it. I was part of that mission, and it was a success." So, Davai, cast your fate, (or at least a few bucks) to the wind, and see what happens. It will come back, bigger and better. For real. You will too. You'll see.

#8 - IT DOESN'T COST MUCH, & YOU GET THE BOOK!

Everybody who pitches in at least $25 gets an electronic copy of the book. So you get a piece of history and a rollicking good tale for the price of lunch at  TGIFridays. That sounds like a pretty good deal to me.  For a few bucks, you get a piece of history and become a part of it.


#9 - I WON'T SPEND THE MONEY ON A CRIMEAN VACATION

The money raised goes towards publishing the book, nothing else. I could have sold my story to commercial publishers, and gotten money upfront, but by publishing myself, I retain the rights and artistic control. This story will be bigger than just the book, and I don't want to have some capitalist corporate publisher calling the shots, now or down the road. This book is some of the most important work I have done here, and every penny raised will go to seeing it published. Everyone who knows me knows when I get a mission, I see it through, and this book is another example. It is my main focus until it is done. But there is plenty of other work to do here, and I will continue to do it. Help me complete this mission so I can move on to the next. There will be plenty of work to do, for years to come. This war is not over yet, but everyday, we are closer to victory.



#10 - IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!

Today is my 57th birthday. I'm not over the hill just yet, but I'm not getting any younger, either. This story needs to be told soon, while it is still relevant historically (which it is) and also because I do dangerous work here, and I want to be sure this story gets told while I am still here to tell it. Don't forget, I do live in a war zone, with a price on my head. I have many thousands of "friends" on FB, VK, Instagram, G+, etc, and if each of them pitched in $1, I'd have what's needed to publish. But many "friends" never go beyond words, so I need the real friends to do their part now.  The price of a restaurant lunch, a bottle of Irish whiskey, half a carton of smokes. A respectable present from a real friend.


THANKS to all who have contributed so far. They say the first $1,000 is the hardest, but we've still got a ways to go. So, if you support me, if you support the DPR and Donbass, what we are doing here, our struggle to protect ourselves and the world against 21st Century fascism, put your money where your mouth is, and stand with us in more than just words. You'll be a part of the struggle and part of the winning team. And you'll be glad you did. Davai!

If you would like more info about the book Lucky Man, or would like to help get it published, please check out my IndieGoGo  Fundraising site.











Tuesday, June 6, 2017

НАТО нападет на Россию? Я думаю так...



Российская Языковая версия моего эссе о НАТО, готовящемся к войне с Россией. Изданный сегодня в novorusinform.org.

https://www.novorosinform.org/opinions/2154

Monday, June 5, 2017

IS NATO PREPARING FOR WAR WITH RUSSIA?




I was recently asked the following questions by a Russian journalist -

#1)  In view of US military deployment to Latvia in Operation Sabre Strike, and joint US/Ukraine military exercises in July, and strengthening military presence of NATO at borders with Russia, is it reasonable to think NATO is preparing for war?

#2)   The Russian research center "Levada Center" recently conducted a survey among residents of Russia which results have shown that citizens of Russia consider the main enemies of their country to be the USA, Ukraine and Germany. Do you think Russians really consider the USA their enemies? And do Americans feel that way about Russians? Can Americans distinguish between Russians and Ukrainians?

Here's the English version of my answer -


QUESTION #1 -

Yes, I think the people who control the governments in the USA, NATO and EU are preparing for war with Russia. By their actions, it is clear they are trying to rule the world, just as Hitler, Napoleon and Genghis Khan tried to do. The Russian people stopped them all before, so the nazis of the 21st Century know they must defeat Russia if they want to rule the world. The historical mission of the great Russian People has been to prevent any one nation from subjugating the world, and we will do it again if we must.

"American Century" and "Uni-polar world" are simply code words for a wish and intent to enslave and exploit the entire world by a small ruling class who use western governments and armies as their tools for world domination. And it is Russia again that stands in their way. And they are already waging war against us - economic, political, cultural and military.

The actions of the US government since the fall of the USSR have shown absolute disregard for international law, national sovereignty, honesty, morality and common decency. The invasion and aggressive wars against nations like Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia and Syria based upon questionable or provably false pretexts show this without a doubt. Beyond being unjustified wars based upon hypocritical claims of "humanitarian intervention" and "right to protect", these wars of aggression have left only carnage, suffering and chaos in their wakes. They have increased human suffering and made the world a much more dangerous place. NATO and western powers are a danger and implacable enemy to not only Russia, but to the future of Humanity.

The encroachment of NATO eastward is an obvious and genuine threat to Russia. NATO is a military organization, comprised of nations who through their actions have proven themselves to be genuine enemies of the Russian Federation, its people and its allies. And NATO is literally on the border of the RF today. To pretend otherwise is to refuse reality.


Russia is, and should be, on a defensive war footing. The people who rule NATO will strike Russia if and when they feel they have enough military advantage to prevail over Russian defenses. This can never be allowed to happen. Russia spends 1/10th what the USA alone spends on defense, but through superior technology and military doctrine, we are capable of defending our nation and our interests. We must remain strong and ready, as long as the threat exists. And right now, it does exist.


QUESTION #2 -
The Russian people quite correctly see the US, German and Ukrainian governments as enemies. They are. These governments do not represent the wills of their respective peoples, but the people of these countries are either too stupid or too cowardly, or both, to demand truly honest and representative governors. So they now have genuinely fascist rulers who have waged wars of aggression around the world for decades.
Most people in the USA could not find Ukraine on a map, but are willing to wage economic, political, cultural and even military war against Russia because of some misconceived notion of human rights or national sovereignty there. They are frightened and grossly misinformed about almost every issue, thanks to lies from a criminal government and absolutely corrupt media. The people of the USA do not want war, but are powerless to change or even influence their government's policies. Because they do not try  hard enough.
Germany under Merkel, and long before, has been nothing more than an obedient servant of the US masters, who use Germany and NATO as a mafia Don uses his hitmen. Through political and economic coercion, Germany forces other EU nations to support policies which are not only criminal and dangerous, by literally go against the best interests of the EU and its citizens.
Ukraine, whose legitimate government was overthrown in a violent coup, is now a Western colony, run by criminal puppets who have betrayed not only their best ally and their own citizens, but have betrayed history itself. Ukraine is a textbook example of what awaits nations who capitulate to, or are forced under, western hegemony. Declining life expectancy, birth rates, mass emigration, and a decline in every measurable quality of life. Is it not the same in every nation the West has "liberated" in the last 25 years? Is it not also true today of life in the EU and even in the USA?

Russia is rising, and the West is in decline.  Russia promotes, and indeed defends, a multi-polar world in which international law is respected, and justice and human life are protected and enhanced. Those who work for a more just, secure and equitable world are certain to come into conflict with those who have long had unfair advantage and ill-gotten privilege. Those who not only cling to their advantages at any price, but seek to expand it until they return civilization to to the Dark Ages, to feudalism, to slavery, to fascism. These are our enemies, Russia's and Humanity's. We will have to fight them, sooner or later, unless we are willing to be their slaves. They will not stop until they are stopped, and it is up to us to lead all those in the world who are going to stop them. We've done it before. It is our destiny to do it again.


Russia has expanded its influence through legal and peaceful means. Only liars and fools speak of "Russian aggression". We have used diplomacy and mutually beneficial solutions rather than economic blackmail and unilateral military ultimatums. And we are succeeding. The rise of Russia heralds the return of a multi-polar world, and this is a good thing not only for Russia, but for the vast majority of human beings on this planet. Billions of people around the world know this, and they applaud it. 


The Russian Federation is not perfect, but it is a fact that the quality of life here is improving. Russia is not only making steady gains domestically, but Russia's prestige is growing in the international arena every day - politically, economically, culturally and militarily. We have regained our status as a Superpower, and we have earned it. And we are obliged to defend it. 
Because by doing so, we defend the world.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Fundraiser to Publish my Book, "Lucky Man"

I've started a fundraiser to edit, print and publish the book I have written about my 6 months as a soldier in the Novorussian Armed Forces.  The book is written in a rough draft, needs professional editing and formatting for print and E-book formats. I will also be recording an audio version of the book.



The fundraiser goes for 2 months, till August 1st. I am trying to raise $9,000. Proceeds from the book will go to support my journalism and human aid work here in Donbass. Be a part of the story by helping me tell it! Check it out at the following link-

Indie Go Go Texas Book - "Lucky Man"

If you can afford to, pitch in, and if you can't share money, please SHARE this link with anyone who can. 


PS - If you think $9,000 is a lot to publish a book, take a look at this fundraiser by an anti-Russian propagandist and scammer who raised over $30,000 TEN MONTHS AGO, AND STILL HASN'T PUBLISHED HER BOOK. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Russian - German Brotherhood. And Human Aid.

Brotherhood and Human Aid from Germany to the DPR...

"Deine Zauber binden wieder            "Your Magic brings together
Was die Mode streng geteilt;                what politics has torn apart
Alle Menschen werden Brüder             all men become brothers
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt."              where your gentle wings abide."


- Fred Schiller, Leipzig, 1785

I have spent the last few days (and nights) with Manny and Sasha, two German anti-fascists here in Donetsk on a human aid mission. I met them in Rostov last Thursday, and we agreed to meet in Donetsk the next day. When I got back to Donetsk about 10 PM on Friday, I opened my computer to find they had been stuck at the border for 30 hours. They only had a 2 entry Russian visa, so if they went back to Russia, they could not come to the DPR. The punks who were responsible for getting them into the DPR had totally fucked up and just left them there on the border. For 30 hours. I was there to get them less than 4 hours later, and after a long midnight ride, we got to Donetsk just as the sun was rising. Thanks to my friends in the Administration and "My Good Buddies" who helped!

The first thing we did was to pay respects at the graves of Givi and Motorola. We went with my Godfather, Father Boris. All 3 of us are combat veterans, and we were deeply moved. Heroes live on in their example, and in the memory of all good people. So long as there are still good people in the world, heroes never die. May it always be so...



Sasha is a professional musician, and I have enjoyed jamming with him. But they did not come 3,000 Km from Berlin just to party, so today we got to work. They brought money from Germany - from Spendaktionen fur Novorussia and also the Russian-German Brotherhood, specifically to help kids here, and today, that's exactly what we did. SfN gave 800 Euros, and RGB gave 500. We bought a new desktop computer for Teremok orphanage, along with some yogurt, fruit and sweets for the 50  super sweet kids there. We got a good deal on the computer, 1 year warranty and 10% discount. We got a discount on the food too, from First Republic Supermarket. Everyone here is happy to help kids. That's our main focus, and that's EVERYBODY'S job - making a better world for future generations.

We also bought school supplies for two schools in the Petrovsky District of Donetsk. My wife is from there, and used to teach there. It is one of the most heavily bombed neighborhoods in Donetsk, and the kids there need school supplies. We went to the best place in town for school supplies - right behind the Donetsk city jail. (Remind me to never go to jail in Donetsk!) We bought paper, pens, pencils, art supplies, rulers, erasers (hey, nobody's perfect!) stuff for students and teachers. We also bought volley balls, basketballs and soccer balls. And 7 boxes of vital medicine for a kid with epilepsy in Petrovsky District. Nobody else could help, so we did.

We delivered the computer and food to Teremok as the sun was going down, after a looooong day. The kids did a short performance from the recent Victory Day and Day of the Republic. It was really impressive - those 6 year olds can dance better than I can! I always love seeing the kids there, and am glad we could help. It is a great place, but the Director explained that there are not nearly as many supporters as there once were, so they really need and appreciate our help. I wish every orphan kid in the world could be taken care of by people who care as much as the Teremok staff does. I am very proud to be working with them, helping to take care of some really beautiful kids.
THANKS TO ALL WHO PITCHED IN!

Tomorrow we deliver the school supplies to Petrovsky. There's some beautiful kids there too!
Video (made with my new vid cam) coming soon. Stay tuned!

PS - The shelling has again been heavy at the Front and on the outskirts of town. I'm heading back to the Front soon, and will be taking cameras and crew. So keep an eye out for updates. You can catch them here or on my Youtube channel, VK and Twitter, but don't look for them on my FB profile - I don;t post there anymore...

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Trump / Russia Hoax and (WTF?) Lieberman for FBI


First, let me say I'm no fan of Trump. Never was, never will be. He's an egotistical clown, a dangerous fool, and a threat and embarrassment to all decent people in the world, not to mention in the USA. But he is not the worst snake in "The Swamp", and this Russia-gate bullshit is getting way out of hand.

It is hard for me to believe that there are still people so stupid or self-deluded that they can still take Western mainstream "media" seriously.  CNN, FOX. MSNBC, NYT, WAPO, these are all propagandists of the lowest order. They do not report the truth, they manipulate reality, they tell you what they want you to think, and it is more often than not an outright lie.  Can people be so stupid as to have already forgotten the absolute lies about 9/11, Iraq, Gaddafi, all the Syrian gas attacks, Crimea and Ukraine?

And now the latest in the string of lies about Trump being a "Kremiln stooge". He's a stooge, alright, but not competent or consistent enough to ever be trusted by the Russian government or secret services. Putin has offered the word for word transcript of the meeting between Trump and Lavrov where it is alleged Trump gave Lavrov classified information. But actual facts and evidence might get in the way of the narrative and what the scum who own the media and the US government want the population of mostly willing dupes to think. Don't these imbeciles ever ask themselves whether it is wise to believe reports based on "anonymous sources", and whether these sources have any real way of knowing what was or was not said in the Putin / Lavrov meeting? And who is qualified to decide what information is appropriate to share with a foreign diplomat if not the Commander in Chief, the President himself?

Finian Cunningham has written an excellent article about this brouhaha. Making the analogy about the red pill / blue pill scene from the movie The Matrix. People who cling to illusions or are willfully ignorant are not worthy to be considered adult human beings, not worthy of trust or respect, not qualified to have an opinion, much less express one. They are a danger to themselves, the world and the future of humanity. And there are way too fuckin' many of them these days.

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Speaking of which, I read today that former senator Joe Lieberman may be considered as a replacement for the excrable James Comey as head of the FBI. Joe Lieberman is a bigger piece of shit than even James Comey, and that is pretty amazing. But also true.  Let's remember Lieberman was one of the most ardent supporters of the Iraq invasion (and let's remember that war was based on a lie.) Let's remember Lieberman endorsed and campaigned for the utterly unqualified and criminally insane John McCain in 2008.

And speaking of unqualified, Lieberman is about as unqualified to head the FBI as Inspector Clouseau. At 75 years old, it is inconceivable he will last the appointment's 10 year term, not to mention the fact that he has exactly zero experience in law enforcement or as a prosecutor, but this video shows beyond any question why Joe Lieberman is a liar and a traitor and should never be allowed anywhere near any office that has to do with the search for truth  or justice or in any way connected to national defense. The video shows Lieberman stating that he does not know that a 3rd WTC building was demolished on 9/11, and in fact saying it didn't even happen. No one is that stupid, especially a US Senator who was instrumental in forming the American Gestapo, the Department of Homeland Security. So, he knew, and he was lying. And this ties in perfectly with the fact that the 9?11 Commission did not even mention the destruction of WTC 7 in their report.

This is a willful and intentional effort to erase and rewrite history. In another 10 or 20 years, the propagandists and professional liars will be saying the fall of WTC 7 didn't really even happen, it was all just a "conspiracy theory", "fake news", and their lies become reality. When the nazis who own and control the US government and media succeed in controlling and distorting history and reality, we have already lost, because we have already entered the real life Matrix, from which there will be no escape. So do your part today - defend history and reality, defend yourself and the future of Humanity. Face the hard truth and forego the comforting lie. Humanity depends on it.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

WHY I QUIT POSTING TO FB




THIS BLOG, MY VK AND TWITTER WILL BE WHERE I POST MY NEWS FROM NOW ON.

First, because fuck FB, second, because fuck Mark Zuckerberg in his smarmy face. Third, being on FB is like eating at McDonald's, paying taxes, voting for the Republican or Democrat of your choice, watching CNN or reading the NYT - bad for your (mental) health and reputation, and supporting your own worst enemies and the goddamned status quo. Seriously. Do you think Jesus or Che would be on FB? No. me neither. I'm not comparing myself to them, but I do try to follow their example, so...
I'm never logging into or posting to my old FB account again.

FB censored me MANY times. Thirty day ban for posting a photo of Motorola after nazi assassins murdered him in his own apartment building, Thirty day ban for posting a vid that showed US backed ISIS had and used chemical weapons, when Western media was blaming the Syrian government for war crimes their own government backed terrorists committed. They let ukrop nazis like Azov post shit all day, every day, but serious info warriors are under constant threat of getting shut down on fuggin FB. So, fuck it. Yes, I know it is a powerful platform, but I am leading by example. We ALL need to quit that shit. I feel better already, like I scraped some dogshit off my shoe. And about time, too!

I almost was tempted to log back in and make my final FB cover photo the image at the top of this article, just like any other junkie... "Just one last hit". Fuck that and fuck FB. If I ever log in to FB again, I'll make a video of me kissing the ass of every person who ever sees me there again. THAT should get a few views on Youtube! But don't hold your breath, it ain't gonna happen.

Think I'm crazy, too over the top, don't know what I'm doing, losing a "valuable resource"? FUCK IT.
I DON'T NEED FB, AND NEITHER DO YOU. THEY ARE THE ENEMY, AND EVERY TIME YOU POST ON FB, YOU HELP THEM. STOP. NOW! Let's make FB the Myspace of 2017.
WE CAN DO IT! If all my FB friends quit, and all their friends quit, and all THEIR friends quit, we can make Mark Zuckerberg, the cute young billionaire, piss his pants. A worthy endeavor...

This blog, this website, (soon to have a major overhaul) is where I will be posting whatever I would have posted on FB. Starting now, and from now on. I'm on VK, I'm on Twitter, I'm on Instagram. G+,
and even had an account on Minds.com some months back, and might well again. But for now, this website is my blog. Bookmark it and check in when you want to know what's going on. It's no more trouble than checking your FB account, and a LOT cooler, starting now. Fuck Facebook, fuck Zuckerberg, fuck censorship and "social media lite" in the 21st Century. You think cat pictures and what your "friends" had for dinner is news, is important? Stay on FB. You a real warrior in the Info War? Scrape that FB shit off your shoe. Today. You'll feel better, and you'll smell better too,
starting instantly.

But if you're not quitting FB today, (and it's OK, I understand) you can do us all a favor and post this on your FB page, if you're not too scared of getting censored. Because I will never post on FB again.
It's a tough job, being a soldier, even in the Information War. Sometimes it's scary, because it's risky, but I'm a soldier, it's my job to take that risk. How about you?









Wednesday, May 10, 2017

INTERVIEW FOR ROSTOV NEWSPAPER 5 MAY 2017. YOU CAN READ IT IN ENGLISH BY COPYING THE WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR THIS POST AND PASTING IT IN GOOGLE TRANSLATE.

Рассел Бентли

Я верю, если вся украинская армия пойдёт на ДНР, Россия нам поможет
Donnews.ru пообщался с американцем, сражающимся на Донбассе

Война на юго-востоке Украины идёт уже почти три года. Ни для кого ни секрет, что большое количество добровольцев из стран СНГ, и в первую очередь из России, сражается с обеих сторон конфликта — большинство за ополченцев Донбасса, но кто-то и за ВСУ. Однако есть на этой войне и люди, нахождение которых здесь, на первый взгляд, удивительно. Один из них — американец Рассел Бентли, который уже более двух лет под позывным «Техас» воюет на стороне ополченцев Донецкой народной республики. Корреспондент donnews.ru встретился с Расселом и поговорил о том, как он оказался в Донецке, что там сейчас на самом деле происходит и собирается ли он возвращаться в США.

Как вы оказались в Донецке? Что вами двигало?

Я видел, что происходило на Майдане в Украине. Помнил, чем это закончилось для Югославии, Ирака, Ливии. И понимал, что это делают те же люди из США. В лице Сороса {американский миллиардер Джордж Сорос — donnews.ru} и других. Меня это разозлило, стало стыдно за свою страну, которая совершала в Украине очередное преступление. Когда случилось массовое убийство в Одессе, я понял насколько всё серьёзно.

Затем, в июне, когда украинская авиация бомбила Луганск, я увидел в сети фото Инны Кукурузы — жительницы этого города, которая попала под бомбёжку. У неё были разорваны ноги, она лежала на земле. В течение нескольких минут, пока умирала, она смотрела в камеру, а кто-то её снимал. Она словно мне в душу смотрела и спрашивала, что я буду делать с этим. Тогда и решил ехать, чтобы бороться против фашизма.

А на родине вы где трудились?

Работал в компании, которая занималась деревьями. Обрезка, уход и всё, что с этим связано.

То есть, никакого боевого опыта не было?

Ну, почему. Я служил в армии США — с 1981 по 1984. Два года в Германии, год в США. Сапёр.

Итак, в Россию вы приехали летом 2014 года...

Нет, позднее. 1 декабря 2014 года я был в Москве, оттуда в Ростов. Съездил на два дня в Волгоград посмотреть Мамаев Курган. 7 декабря вернулся в Ростов и поехал в Донецк.

Почему Мамаев Курган? Вы знали историю этого места?
Когда мне было 10 лет, я увидел фотографию этого места. С тех пор всегда хотел посетить его лично, но никогда не думал, что получится. Приехав в Ростов, я понял, что Волгоград в принципе рядом и решил поехать сразу, до Донецка. Потому что не знал сколько ещё проживу и выпадет ли снова шанс отдать дань тем людям, которые защитили мир от фашистов.

7 декабря я прибыл в Донецк. 14 декабря вступил в батальон «Восток» и 31 декабря в первый раз попал в зону боевых действий, в донецкий аэропорт.

Как журналист?

Нет, нет. Как солдат. Я ехал как солдат и первые полгода был только им. Гранатомётчик. Донецкий аэропорт, посёлок Спартак, Весёлое. Почти все «горячие точки». Уже позже я начал заниматься журналистикой — вести блог, выступать на радио и так далее. Чтобы показать людям в своей стране, что на самом деле здесь происходит.

Вы были там были одним иностранцем?

Нет. Два итальянца, колумбиец. Ещё был русский, который родился в России, но в детстве уехал в США и жил в том же городе, что и я. Самое смешное, что до Донецка мы вообще не были знакомы.

А с украинской стороны были иностранцы?

Да, конечно. Много, в том числе американцы. Наёмники, фашисты, неудачники, преступники. В «Правом секторе» {запрещённая в России организация — donnews.ru} как минимум было двое американцев. Я с ними лично переписывался в соцсетях. Дураки. Один из них приехал воевать, чтобы избежать наказания в США. Он пытался убить жену и украл деньги.

Украинские СМИ пишут, что у вас тоже были проблемы с законом на родине и чтобы избежать наказания, вы и пошли в ополчение...

Я контрабандист, это правда. Возил «травку», только её. Ни героин, ни кокаин, ни метамфетамин. Но это было в 1992 году, 25 лет назад. Меня арестовали, я провёл пять лет в тюрьме. После этого ничем противозаконным я не занимался. Когда я приехал сюда {в Донецк — donnews.ru}, у меня была хорошо оплачиваемая, постоянная работа. Никаких проблем с законом я уже давно не имел, претензий у полиции ко мне не было никаких. Так что не верьте этим вещам.

Что сейчас происходит на Донбассе? В России у многих создалось впечатление, что там наступило затишье.

Неделю перед тем, как приехать в Ростов, я провёл на фронте. Как раз когда было похолодание, лили дожди. Погода была холодная, но война шла горячая. Миномётные обстрелы каждую ночь, артиллерия, снайперы, пулемёты.

Но украинская сторона не наступает?

Они бомбят и обстреливают наши позиции. Это как раз та тактика, о которой говорил Турчинов {секретарь Совета национальной безопасности и обороны Украины (СНБО) Александр Турчинов — donnews.ru}— жабьи прыжки, «жаб’ячі стрибки». Мол, мы метр за метром отвоюем нашу территорию. Масштабно они не атакуют, не пытаются взять наши позиции. Заходят на позицию диверсанты, убивают ребят и уходят. Минские соглашения не дают им права наступать.

У меня был друг, который погиб под Авдеевкой {город в 13 километрах от Донецка, находящийся под контролем Украины — donnews.ru}. На позиции было пять человек. Ночью один караулил, четверо спали. Диверсанты убили часового из пистолета с глушителем, а остальных зарезали во сне. На каждом теле по 40 ударов ножом. Это уже чистая ненависть. А затем они ушли, позиция им была не нужна. Просто терроризм.

Сейчас есть слух, что обострение может произойти после проведения в Киеве «Евровидения». Мы готовимся к украинскому наступлению или, как минимум, провокациям. Провели мобилизацию.

А в самом Донецке?

В центре более-менее мирно. Но только в центре. Окраины как кошмарили, так и кошмарят. Бомбёжки каждый день, каждую ночь. Стараются разрушать социальные объекты, коммуникации. Это чистой воды терроризм. Коммунальным службам Донецка вообще памятник ставить надо. Сколько ребят погибло под обстрелами, пока пытались восстановить пробитые трубы...

Это смешно, но те, кто говорят, что в Донецке спокойно, сами находятся не там.

Есть какая-то история со службы, которая запала вам в память?

Спустя пару месяцев как я вступил в «Восток», в феврале 2015 года, мы с товарищем стояли ночью на посту в каком-то здании. Было очень холодно и темно. Украинские позиции были в 400 метрах и каждые 15 минут мы по очереди ходили смотреть в тепловизор. И вот смотрим «зелёнку» и метрах в 50-70 видим засевшего снайпера. Начали стрелять, прижали, но тяжело и смотреть в тепловизор и вести прицельный огонь. К тому же, тепловизор у нас был один на двоих.

В итоге товарищ начал кричать ему, что у него есть минута, чтобы выйти без оружия и уйти. Снайпер встал и убежал.

То есть вы дали ему уйти?

Да. И потом я много думал об этом решении. Мы вполне могли убить его, но отпустили. Может, он вернулся домой, а может продолжил воевать и убивал наших ребят. Я не знаю. Много думаю об этом случае. Наверно, надо было брать его в плен. Как минимум, я получил бы прекрасный трофей — хорошую СВД {7,62-мм снайперская винтовка Драгунова donnews.ru}.

Скажите, спустя два года на этой войне, нет чувства разочарования? Не произошло какой-то переоценки?

Нет. Потому что каждый день, пока наши войска держат оборону, мы выигрываем. Стоим, сдерживаем врага и тем побеждаем. Это очень тяжело, но реальная война такая и есть.

Добровольцев стало меньше?

По сравнению с тем, что было в 2014-2015 годах, да. Сложно удерживать людей на такого рода войне. Из-за Минских соглашений нам запрещено отвечать на провокации. Нас постоянно обстреливают, а вести ответный огонь запрещено. Только если уже наступление идёт.

Поэтому некоторые ребята со временем уехали, но те кто остался, это очень дисциплинированные и мотивированные люди. Они хорошо тренированы. Сейчас это уже не ополчение, которое было пару лет назад. Это хорошо обученная, боеспособная армия.

Позицией России не разочарованы? Некоторые и сейчас считают, что надо было ввести войска и решить всё в кратчайшие сроки как с Грузией.

Нет. Я очень хорошо понимаю стратегию России. Она за нас. Те, кто изначально всё это затевал {революцию на Украине — donnews.ru}, хотели одного — сделать Украину антироссийской и вынудить Россию ввести войска. Спровоцировать.

Но лично я думаю, что Путин сделал правильный выбор. Он не попался в эту ловушку. В то же время, донецкая армия имеет возможность защитить своих людей. Я верю, что если вдруг вся украинская армия пойдёт на ДНР, то большой брат {Россия — donnews.ru} всё-таки поможет.

ОБСЕ как-то влияет на ситуацию?

Люди в Донецке их ненавидят. Многие считают, что они шпионят для Украины. Брифинги, которые они устраивают для западных стран, просто смешны. Например, есть воронка от артиллерийского снаряда. Они видят осколки, определяют калибр снаряда. Зная его, можно узнать с какого расстояния стреляли. Определяют, что стреляли со стороны Авдеевки, по расстоянию совпадает. Там стоит украинская артиллерия. А они говорят: «Нет, мы не может сказать, кто стрелял».

У вас в США кто-то остался?

Отец и сестра.

Как они относятся к тому, что вы здесь?

Считают, что я сумасшедший. Был младший брат, он руководил несколькими радиостанциями. Мы были очень близки и мои идеи он разделял. Но в октябре 2015 года он умер от сердечного приступа.

А ваше правительство как-то пыталось связаться с вами, вернуть?

Они знают, что я не так глуп. Был один бразилец, который воевал на нашей стороне. Год в Донецке провёл. Потом поехал домой, начал искать работу. Ему предложили заниматься вооружённой охраной морских грузов, сопровождением. Компания «Одесса». Надо было приехать в Одессу и отплыть на Шри-Ланку. Он им отказал, сказал, что был добровольцем и что его арестуют. В ответ его заверили, что этого не случится. Что по Минским соглашениям была амнистия. Он поверил, прилетел в Киев и его тут же снимают с рейса и арестовывают. Он получил 13 лет.

Так что в США меня ждёт разве что Гуантанамо {тюрьма в Гуантанамо лагерь для лиц, обвиняемых властями США в различных преступлениях, в частности, в терроризме, ведении войны на стороне противника и т. д. donnews.ru}.

Зачем вы приехали в Ростов? Часто здесь бываете?

Впервые. Много гулял, красивый город, европейский. Вскоре после того, как въехал на территорию ДНР, закончилась виза и попасть в Россию обратно я не мог. Недавно получил паспорт ДНР и смог приехать. Здесь я занимаюсь гуманитарными вопросами. Я много выступаю по радио на западе через скайп, люди оказывают помощь, присылают деньги. Открыл в Ростове специальный банковский счёт.

За прошлый год собрали 45 тысяч долларов. Восстанавливаем дома, детские сады, интернаты. Например, детский сад «Гармония». 250 окон и все выбиты. Заменили. Всё прозрачно, на Youtube выкладываем видео, как и на что тратятся присланные деньги.

Не странно проехать всего пару сотен километров и попасть в совершенно мирный город?

Это очень странно. В первую очередь, видеть самолёты в небе. Ростов ведь тоже Донбасс и людям здесь надо помнить, что война совсем рядом. И героическая армия Новороссии защищает не только Донецк, но и Ростов и весь мир от фашизма. Люди должны понимать и помнить, что ребята, которые сейчас там, они герои.

Рано или поздно эта война закончится. Вернётесь в США?

Никогда. Даже если наступит мир. Я очень горжусь своим новым домом. Я гражданин Донецкой народной республики.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday March 19th, 2017 This Week in Life of Texac

Well, it's been a while since I posted here, so I figured it was about time. Today I went to the St. Eon Church for Confession and Communion. They do it a little different here in the Russian Orthodox Church. First, I had to fast Friday and Saturday. I could eat veggies, but no animal products. No milk, cheese, meat, butter. Simple fare only. And of course, no booze, smokin, cussin or foolin around. Sometimes 2 days can seem like 2 weeks...

This week we took the drone for a spin a couple of times. We got permission from MGB and Army and flew around Dobass Arena for a bit, and down by the Kalmius River. Still getting the camera dialed in, but if flies like a bird.

made a vid with Baikal, my old pal from XAH Bn. He was a Staff Officer when I was there, and one of my best friends. He lived 20 years in Luganskaya (not Lugansk) near Debaltsevo, until the nazis seized the town. He lost his home and 2 businesses, moved to Donetsk and joined the NAF. His story is interesting and heart-rending. It will be published next week as the next Donbass With Texac vid.

On Saturday, Father Boris and I, along with EoT film crew went to a kid's wrestling match in Kirovsky District, at a sports club we sponsor. Thanks to all who have pitched in for the kids - Donbass Human Aid, Spendaktionen fur Novorussia and all individual contributors. We will post a vid about the match and the club soon.

Had a good evening with Abdullah and Alfonzo, two of the guys I was on the Russia 1 TV program "Special Correspondent" with. It was a HUGE show, estimated 50 million viewers. Thanks to Sahsa Sladkov and the Russia 1 crew for a really cool show!

Still waiting on my DPR passport, hope to have it by the end of the month. Ukrop trolls are still trying to block our funding channels, but we are way smarter than they are. We have a way (semi-secret as of now, email for details if you want to pitch in - russellbbentley@gmail.com ). Once I get my passport, I will go to Rostov and get everything done up right. But everything takes time...

Speaking of taking time, I am still working on my book about my 6 months as a soldier at the Front in the Donbass War. I'm about halfway through, but everyday life keeps popping up and interfering. Writing a book is real work, but it's gonna be a good one - a real life adventure and a tale of redemption, with some pretty funny (and scary) moments thrown in. I am working off the journal I kept while I was at the Front. Re-reading it, I realize I had already forgotten just how hard and dangerous the time at the Front really was. Many of my friends died there, many more got wounded. It truly is a miracle I lived and made it out OK. Thanks, to all my Guardian Angels! I will try to be worthy of your care!

So, today is a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon, perfect writing weather. Guess I'll get busy!
Davai!







Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

On the Death of Givi, and the Reaction to it

Here is very educational article by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard at Stalker Zone about the official ukrop propaganda response to the death of Givi today. As with the death of Motorola, I am hearing again the cries from cowards and fools who call themselves "comrades of Donbass" but parrot the official ukrop line about Givi being killed by Zaharchenko or "The Kremlin".
Fucking bullshit.

Notice that the so-called "comrades" make their critiques and insinuations (in most cases) from thousands of miles away. They talk shit, but have no real qualifications to even have an opinion, much less any actual skin in the game. Here is the opinion of someone here in Donbass, whose fate is joined with the people and soldiers here...
The loss of Givi is a sad and hard blow to all who care about Donbass and the fight against fascism, but it in no way signals our defeat. In fact, it is simply the desperate act of the of the Kiev regime in its final death throes. The people of Donbass have already won this war. We know it, and Givi knew it too. There will still be hard battles ahead, but we will win those too. As things stand today, the outcome of the war by the criminal Kiev regime and their fascist Western masters against Donbass can be seen. Donbass will stand, and the nazis in Ukraine will fall. It is now almost inevitable. Almost.

As long as Donald Trump does not meet with a "Lone Nut" or come down with a mysterious fatal "illness", and as long as the citizens and soldiers of Novorussia maintain their solidarity and commitment, the road to our goal of a free Donbass and de-nazified Ukraine is open and clear. Clinton and the war party have been defeated. The ukrop army has been too, and if the make a final desperate assault, thrown into the grinder by a mad and desperate Poroshenko, they will be annihilated. Annihilated. Leaving the road clear for the NAF to cleanse all of Ukraine from the nazi disease.
This latest crime, on the heels of the recent ukrop terror campaign, only strengthens the resolve of the mighty Donbass Resistance, the people and the soldiers, to defeat fascism once again and to bring the war criminals to justice. We know our history. We have not forgotten the last time nazis occupied Ukraine, and what it cost. When the final battle comes, it will be hard, it will be brutal, but we are ready.
We remember the the sacrifice, and the victory, of our Grandfathers. We remember Stalingrad, and the outcome of that battle. The nazis in Kiev, and in the West, and the cowards, traitors and idiots who sow discord in our ranks would be wise to do the same.
Our cause is just. Victory will be ours.

Monday, February 6, 2017

DONBASS WAR, UKROP POLITICS AND THE BIG PICTURE



2017 started pretty quietly, but has heated up considerably. The situation remains very tense. Ukrop Army positions have been reinforced with troops, tanks, artillery and even 8 more Tochka-U missiles.
After the heavy attacks of the last week of January and culminating in the massive attacks of the night of Feb 2nd-3rd, it has been relatively quiet in Donetsk city center the last few days, though battles continue along the Front from Mariupol to Lugansk.

The latest series of provocations by Ukraine are a desperate last ditch effort by Poroshenko to draw the Novorussian Armed Forces (NAF) into a counter-attack. This has not occurred, and there are several good reasons why.

First, there are 100,000 ukrop nazi soldiers along the Front. Military doctrine dictates the need for 3 to 1 advantage to make a successful assault. NAF has about 30,000 soldiers on the Front. So, the situation remains static as long as we defend, but becomes suicidal if we attack. We value the lives of our soldiers and civilians, and we thirst for justice for the continued war crimes of Kiev regime, but we must think and act strategically. Our day will come.

It appears that Poroshenko's days are numbered. His political coalition requires 226 members, of which it had 223, and from which 11 have recently resigned, with more indicating that they soon will as well. With the loss of the coalition, snap elections for Ukraine Rada (parliament) must be held, before the currently scheduled elections in 2018. These 11 deputies are currently being threatened with prison if they do not retract their resignations.  Poroshenko wants to continue and escalate the war to prevent special elections from being called and held, because he would certainly lose. This is the "democracy" that Obama, Nuland, McCain and Maidan have brought to Ukraine. War in order to prevent elections...

Poroshenko has been kicked to the curb by the new US administration, and is being abandoned by his erstwhile EU "allies". This is a good start. Without massive military and economic support from the West, it is impossible to ever even imagine a ukrop victory in Donbass. Now, Poroshenko, like a cornered mad dog, is flailing about, chasing his tail and trying to salvage his political power, another impossibility.

He is not the least concerned about Donbass civilians being murdered on his orders, or even how many of his own soldiers are killed (approx. 100 in Avdeevka in the last week) when NAF artillery returns fire and destroys the ukrop artillery that is bombing residential areas. He knows an exit from the Presidential Palace in Kiev can only lead to a prison cell, and he is willing to destroy all of Ukraine to avoid that. And even the fools and charlatans in Western Ukraine are beginning to understand this. Either Ukraine is doomed or Poroshenko is. They will decide to save themselves sooner or later. And the sooner, the better.

Trump's policy seems to be a hands off approach, and let the cards fall where they may. He will let Ukraine be Putin's problem, and deal with it as he sees fit. Putin's policy will continue to be what it has been throughout the conflict - patience and strict adherence to international law. As Sun Tzu wrote in The Art of War, "The greatest warrior is not the one who wins every battle, it is the one who wins without fighting." Putin knows this well, and if Trump is as smart as he thinks he is, he knows it too.

These last few days have been very hard, and there are probably more hard days ahead, but the outcome is no longer in doubt. Donbass will stand, and eventually all of Ukraine will be de-nazified and brought back into the Russian sphere of influence, where it has always been, and where it belongs.

The criminal ambition of Western Neo-cons to rule the world has been defeated. On the battlefields of Donbass and Syria, heroic people stood their ground and turned back the tide of 21st Century fascism. The war will continue, but with the political defeat of Clinton and the military defeat of fascist proxy forces in Syria and Donbass, the outcome is clear. The modern day nazis have been defeated, but not eradicated. They will retreat, regroup, and begin scheming on new ways to achieve their nefarious goal of world domination. What they could not achieve through power politics and military might, they will now try to achieve through deception and guile.

We have reached a turning point in this war, like Stalingrad in World War II, but this war is not over yet, and the enemies of Humanity are already planning for the next one. All good people in the Human Family must maintain their solidarity and their vigilance. Our future depends on it.