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.











Friday, January 6, 2017

2016 Human Aid Final Report


Year End Report of Human Aid by Texas and Суть времени (CB - "Essence of Time")  in Donbass.
Money that was sent for specific projects went 100% to those projects. Money that was sent with no specific target was used on various human aid projects, logistics and to support journalism by Texas and Essence of Time Info Center.

2016 Cash Contributions via Russell Texas Bentley Paypal and Western Union:
Targeted Projects -  $18, 767  44%
Texas -                     $15,148   35%   (20% of Texas' personal income also went towards informal and emergency human aid.)
CB Info Center -       $9,054     21%
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Total -                      $42, 969   100%
The money to Texas and CB Info Center went to logistics to deliver human aid (gas, tires, etc) and to support our information work. Texas and CB together produced and posted over 350 videos in 2016, as well as written articles, photo essays, radio and TV appearances. Our work has been translated into English, Russian, Polish, Spanish and Serbian, and our videos and programs have gotten over 3 million views in the last year. That's an average of one new video a day and 8,220 views a day, every day.

Суть времени donated and delivered a $10,000 ventilator to the Ilovaisk Regional Hospital. This piece of vital medical equipment has already been used to save lives, and will continue to do so for years to come. We are also working with our comrades in the Patriotic Forces of Donbass volunteer organization, who have repaired dozens of war-damaged homes, and completely rebuilt 2 homes from the ground up, in the small town of Nikishino. This work continues.
Суть времени instituted a program 2 years ago called "From Kids in Russia to Kids in Donbass". Through this program, we have collected, shipped and delivered 47,466 kilos from 259 different schools and universities in 45 different towns in Russia, and delivered it to schoolkids throughout Donbass, both the DPR and LPR. This averages out to about 1,000 pounds a week, every week for the last 2 years.

Суть времени soldiers continue to defend the Donetsk People's Republic in some of the hottest areas of the front lines. Texas and the Info Center camera crew will continue to visit them there and report back. The military war is ongoing, and the Info War is getting hotter all the time. Human Aid continues to be a vital pillar of support to people in Donbass effected by the war.
On the military, Information and Humanitarian Fronts, Суть времени is out front, on the Front, every day.

Texas and Суть времени will continue to defend and support the people of  Donbass, Russia and the world in the fight against neo-fascism. As our enemies (and your enemies too), the nazi apologists and professional liars of the Ukrainian and Western media  continue to employ ever more propaganda and censorship, the Information War becomes more important and more difficult. But the truth is a powerful weapon, and the truth is still the truth, even in the face of a thousand lies. So it is not a question of whether we will win in the end, we will. But how long it takes is up to you, it is up to every one of us to do their part in this battle for the future of Humanity, this struggle to make a better world for us all. We want to send a heartfelt thanks to all who contributed their time, effort and money to this worthy cause. Your continued support is now more important than ever.

To those who have not yet contributed, now is the time. We need financial support to continue our work, but there are other ways to make real contributions. Sharing and re-posting our information is always a big help, and you can start your own social media group or accounts to help spread the truth. We also need volunteers for video editing, subtitles and translation. Don't just be a spectator in the war for truth and the future of Humanity. Wherever you live, this is your war too. Join us, do your share, and together we can only win.

We begin 2017 with renewed determination and vigor, and the hope that this will be the year that fascism is defeated and we can begin to build a free, just, and multi-polar world based on truth, equality, international law and cooperation, a better world for all.