Journalism has virtually now ceased to exist around the entire sphere of activity known as western mainstream news. All pretence to integrity of reporting has vanished when those who laud Hitler and his Nazis can be greeted by wails of sympathy when they are forced to emerge and surrender themselves.
RUSSIA & NOVOROSSIYA
ABOMINATIONSMEDIA FRONTMEDIA SCUMRUSSIA & NOVOROSSIYAUKRAINEUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESUS LAWLESSNESSWAR CRIMES & CRIMINALSWESTERN MEDDLING & HYPOCRISYWHITE NATIONALISTSZIONCONS
RUSSIA & NOVOROSSIYATHE GLOBAL RULING CLASSUKRAINEUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESUS/UK PSYOPSVASSAL STATESWARS & MILITARY
GILBERT DOCTOROW—Over the course of the past couple of weeks, Johnson’s Russia List, the daily digest of news and commentary about Russia to which a great many American academics and international affairs professionals subscribe, has been filled with articles by respected experts from think tanks, from the universities all explaining why Russia is losing the war. Some of these analysts specialize in military affairs: they tell us that the Russians do not have sufficient men and materiel to close the cauldron in the Donbas and achieve their objective of destroying Ukraine’s most effective fighting force. Being just a layman in these matters, I read their arguments with concern. This concern is amplified by the writings of other American experts published in JRL who explain how Russia’s failure at arms will precipitate regime change or chaos in the Russian Federation. Against this background, I was amazed to read today’s Morning Briefing from The New York Times, which seemingly out of nowhere is telling a very different story.
IMPERATIVENAZIS & FASCISTSRUSSIA & NOVOROSSIYASOVIET UNIONUS EXCEPTIONALISMVIRTUALUNIVWARS & MILITARY
It is a tribute to the Red Army’s organisational virtuosity that it managed to amass these enormous quantities of fire-power, accessories and provisions without giving their game away. Battle-hardened veterans Marshal Georgiy Zhukov and Marshal Alexander Vasilevskiy were made responsible for planning, coordinating and directing two fronts each: Zhukov for the two southern fronts (2nd and 1st Byelorussian) and Vasilevskiy for the two northern fronts (1st Baltic and 3rd Byelorussian). The front commanders were Generals Bagramyan (1st Baltic), Chernyakhovskiy (3rd Byelorussian), Zakharov (2nd Byelorussian) and Rokossovskiy (1st Byelorussian, the largest formation, also tasked with covering the most ground).
RUSSIA & NOVOROSSIYAUKRAINEUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESUS LAWLESSNESSVASSAL STATESWESTERN MEDDLING & HYPOCRISY
Both sides have, on several occasions so far, presented results of their military actions, with information about their own and opponents’ losses. Apart from Russia and Ukraine, other indirect participants in this conflict, such as the United States and its NATO satellites, have published their own estimates, but, interestingly enough, only of Russian losses. According to Ukrainian sources, more than 20.000 Russian soldiers have been killed so far. On the other hand, Moscow claims that the number of Ukrainian soldiers killed in the conflict so far surpasses 25.000. According to NATO sources, after a month of fighting, total Russian losses, killed together with the wounded, missing and captured, amounted to more than 40.000 men. United States used similar figures in early April, as US authorities claimed at the time that number of killed Russian soldiers exceeded more than ten thousand. During an interview for the American CNN, on April 14, Zelensky pointed out that number of killed Ukrainian soldiers is close to 3.000.
RUSSIA & NOVOROSSIYAUKRAINEUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESUS LAWLESSNESSUS/UK PSYOPSVASSAL STATESVIRTUAL UNIVERSITYWESTERN EXCEPTIONALISMWESTERN MEDDLING & HYPOCRISY
MAX PARRY—When Ukraine was incorporated into the USSR, the nationality question was kept under control by the fact that Soviet citizenship was not restricted by ethnic identity and all Ukrainians were citizens of the Soviet Union.
Immediately after Kyiv declared its independence in 1991, ethno-nationalism resurfaced just as it did in nearly every ex-communist country in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, from the breakup of the former Yugoslavia to more than three decades of frozen conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Once the Warsaw Pact disbanded, the West began to absorb all of its former signatories into NATO, reneging on the agreement made between Mikhail Gorbachev and then-U.S. Secretary of State James Baker who promised that it would not move “one-inch to the east.”