RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 31.07.2023
Including geopolitical issues affecting the balance of power in the ongoing end game war to establish our common future, a closely monitored prison planet or tolerance for diverse modes of governance.
THE ROAD TO THE ULTIMATE CONCLUSION OF WORLD WAR III RUNS THROUGH HERE.
*** AS AFRICA TURNS TO RUSSIA UKRAINE STARTS TO COLLAPSE ***
“Ukraine. What is the truth...?
Why won’t western media tell both sides…?”
VIRTUALLY UNREPORTED ATROCITY IN LUGANSK, 2nd JUNE 2014
A lot has been said about atrocities in the western media claimed to have been perpetrated by the Russians, for example at Bucha and Mariupol among others. These assertions are conveyed on the say so of the Ukrainian authorities. How willing though are western news broadcasters to convey atrocities attributed to the Ukrainians? The following will I think provide the answer.
If anyone wonders if they are receiving accurate coverage of the conflict in Ukraine I would suggest watching the video below of an event which occurred on the 2nd of June 2014 and ask themselves if they recall hearing about it on any mainstream media news channel at the time.
The video is harrowing to watch. The bodies (five women and three men) are real. Yet across western media there was only one single news report that occurred a day later. This was from CNN and occurred only because a CNN team happened to be nearby at the time of the atrocity and so the network could hardly ignore it as all others so obviously did.
The video below shows the unvarnished truth that was not considered newsworthy in western mainstream news.
THE SINGLE WESTERN MSM REPORT ON THE LUGANSK ATROCITY, 3rd JUNE 2014
The video at the CNN link below is the crime scene sanitised by CNN, though played straight with honest reporting on the scene not playing things to Kiev’s tune.
(There was a time early in the war in the Donbass when CNN were not afraid to contradict the Ukrainian regime in Kiev.) Watch because it's the first and last time you will see this.
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Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 31st July 2023:
Key takeaways from Putin’s post-Africa summit press conference.
The president fielded questions after hosting the two-day Russia-Africa Summit in St. Petersburg.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a press conference on Saturday evening, addressing topics ranging from national security to global food supplies.
The event took place after the conclusion of the two-day Russia-Africa Summit, attended by delegations from nearly 50 countries.
Putin’s meeting with journalists, however, was dominated by ongoing tensions with the West over Ukraine.
1 Moscow ready for ‘any scenario’ with NATO
Aside from the conflict with Ukraine, this month saw several non-fatal incidents in Syrian skies involving Russian aircraft and US drones, with both sides blaming each other for reckless behavior. Russia would like to avoid a direct armed confrontation with the West, but keeps the worst possible scenarios in mind, Putin said. “If someone wants it – and that’s not us – then we’re ready,” he stressed.
2 Putin does not directly command operation in Ukraine
According to the Russian leader, as commander-in-chief, he has been receiving regular reports about the situation of the front line and speaks with his top generals several times a day. Putin added that he can reach out to “special units” when needed. However, it would be “wrong” for the president to interfere with the military and start directly commanding the troops, he said.
3 Kiev running out of conscripts
The Ukrainian army is not only suffering heavy losses on the battlefield, but is struggling with manpower, Putin argued. He said that, while taking prisoners, Russian authorities discovered that Ukraine had “formed military units” made up of aircraft technicians. “What does it tell us? That their mobilization resources are depleting,” the Russian leader said. He previously noted that Kiev’s forces had lost dozens of pieces of Western armor, including German-made Leopard 2 tanks and US-supplied Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.
4 Crimean Bridge will have additional protection from attacks
Security around the bridge, which connects Crimea with mainland Russia, will be strengthened in the wake of this month’s Ukrainian attack, which killed two people and wounded a 14-year-old girl. Russia responded with “preemptive strikes” on sites that were used to manufacture and deliver naval drones that targeted the bridge, Putin explained.
5 Russia is more important for global food supply than Ukraine
The share of Ukrainian grain on the world markets is less than 5%, while the share of grain from Russia is more than 20%, Putin said, adding that the amount of grain exported from Ukraine would shrink further due to Kiev’s mobilization efforts. Russia recently refused to renew the 2022 deal aimed at facilitating the deliveries of foodstuffs and fertilizers from Ukraine and Russia. Moscow has since argued that Western countries failed to hold up their end of the bargain.
6 EU states keep blocking fertilizer shipments to developing countries
Putin noted that Russian cargo is still held up at ports of the Baltic states. Moscow is ready to deliver the fertilizer to countries in need for free, but has been barred from doing so. “Nobody can explain to us why,” he said. The Russian leader recalled that last year the country was prevented from shipping 300,000 tons of fertilizers out of EU ports.
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
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Detailed situation reports can be found on a daily basis concerning events in Ukraine over the past 24 hours at the ‘A SKEPTIC’ Substack account:
SUPPORTING SCOTT RITTER
I've been listening to Scott Ritter describe how things are for him and I suspect have been for him for quite some time now.
He has been doing a LOT of unpaid work with a great many interview requests coming in that he has been ready and willing to agree to. But the work where receives some pay for have suffered due to this, being left until the wee small hours of the night to complete work on.
Scott, I think you will agree, has been one of the most influential voices out there on Russia and Ukraine.
I was moved by Scott's words to take an annual subscription to his Substack account that he runs in coordination with his colleague on 'U.S. Tour of Duty', Jeff Norman. This is the main way that Scott recommends to help him with finances with which to upgrade his delivery of comment on Russia and Ukraine, via a better microphone etc. and perhaps the creation of a recording studio in his basement to create a more professional and impressive look. To invest in these things he would like to be sure that this has a viable financial future.
Would you also like to help by subscribing at one of the various levels to Scott's Substack account? I hope so. If so the link is here:
Below you'll find the edited part of the video where Scott talks of his commitments to get the facts out on events in Ukraine and of the finances that would come in handy to enhance their delivery:
VICTORY BELONGS TO RUSSIA: IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME
Each day that passes makes a conclusive Russian victory in the Donbass and beyond more certain. As Russia bolsters her forces, and weaponry, those of Ukraine decrease. Russian forces gain ready access to rest and recuperation as troop numbers increase. The increasingly exhausted and demoralised Ukrainian troops have an ever decreasing prospect of such respite. This situation is likely to bring them to complete breakdown as Russia unleashes the firepower of the more modern and advanced weaponry that is arriving with the newly mobilised Russian troops.
The various Ukrainian offensives are now weak when confronted by the reinforced Russian lines. A few futile efforts achieve quite miserable results before fire reigns down on the Ukrainian troops and they are forced back to their starting positions.
And now, all this being said, we have arrived at the wet, and later, freezing conditions where these pathetic Ukrainian forces will be subject to myriad forms of abject misery with death and injury all around them while they lie sodden or frozen, abandoned to their fate by Kiev.
The pitiable young and old of Ukraine have been frogmarched to their deaths as cannon-fodder while the bestial elites of the collective West urge their "president" to add more to their number there at the gates of Hell and their doom. We must feel for the majority of them as they are not the Nazis we revile, in most part they are decent men, fathers, sons, brothers, husband and uncles, who no doubt saw through the coup of 2014 for what it was. But sadly, their fate seems sealed.
Nothing will stop Russia now. Every factor favours them. Victory will be Russia's. In Donbass and beyond and in due course across the world.
UPDATES TO BE ADDED HERE AS AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
UPDATES TO BE ADDED HERE AS AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
WESTERN WARHAWKS ARE STEADILY DESTROYING THEIR OWN NATIONS
A small group of neoconservative fanatics who gained power in the days and weeks after 9/11 have led the political elites of the western world by the nose into a series of catastrophic decisions.
The breast beating after 9/11 had predictable consequences which the short-termism of the time created communal blindness to. All attention was placed on the perceived necessity to strike back hard to show America’s enemies that they would experience the justice coming to them for their unconscionable act.
The world by and large stood with America in the period after 9/11/ Very few voices uttered warnings concerning the long-term dangers of the approach that was quite obviously to be taken. America was to strike out at its enemies and would do so with no holds barred. Any and all possible weapons were to be used and no limits would be set. Limits would only hinder the goal to wipe out all those who wished America harm.
The approach taken by ‘The War on Terror’ would be violent in the extreme and would hardly to any extent observe any laws, either those regarded as international in nature regarding the sovereignty of nations or those regarding ethical conduct in time of war. The political elites of the USA, now fully in the grip of neoconservative warhawks, began disregarding national boundaries and the sovereignty of nations, rendition and torture became commonplace alongside the use of drone violence when full scale invasion was not initiated.
In the period talked of above Russia was still extremely weak following the collapse of the Soviet Union and in addition was minded to assist the USA in its determination to punish the Taliban of Afghanistan for harboring and refusing to give up Osama bin Laden. When it came to Iraq Russia’s line became harder but consisted only of words and an attempt to block the US/UK attempt to initiate a war against Iraq at the United Nations. In the later case of Libya the same rather ineffective approach was again taken by Russia but without the help of France which had previously also stood against the Iraq war.
When it came to the US intervention in Syria through the use of proxy forces, assisted by several other states in proximity to Syria such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar Russia was finally in a position to object with more than words. It took four years of watching the situation in Syria deteriorate with its president and army almost ready to fall and a caliphate emerge in Syria, that Russia became militarily engaged. This crucial engagement turned the situation entirely around and the plans of the USA and its allies were thwarted.
The warhawks in Washington remained in command throughout the various wars of choice that the USA fought alongside its allies in the ‘Coalition of the Willing’. They remain there to this day and nothing short of some almost unimaginable political revolution will unseat them. We saw this during the Trump presidency when several of them were picked for some of the highest positions of government, people such as John Bolton, Mike Pompeo and Elliot Abrams. The latter in fact an admitted war criminal due to his use of the Contra guerrillas in Nicaragua. (Abrams by the way has, in the last few days, been tapped by Joe Biden for an important position in Washington.)
It is the influence of the neoconservative warhawks that we see playing out today. They have only one way of thinking and only one playbook regarding how American foreign policy ought to be conducted. That is, with utmost aggression and relentless opposition using all possible means and where diplomacy features not at all. We see now, with the Ukrainian counteroffensive failing, the ultimate end point of the entire process that began in the days and weeks after 9/11. And that process is not leading to ‘The New American Century’ as its warhawk zealots fervently believed but to the relatively dissolution of western power leading ultimately to its almost complete impotence.
Russia was targeted as the next big regime change operation. The concepts the neoconservatives held onto in their hearts and minds informed them incorrectly that Russia remained weak. Their hatred of Putin and Russia for stymying their Syrian project blinded them to all else. Putin and Russia must be gunned down using the same mindset and playbook as before (naturally so as they have NO OTHER mindset nor playbook). This was the greatest miscalculation of our age and the miscalculation that will clearly bring the entire edifice of their hateful dreams crashing down.
The nations of the global south including those across Africa and Latin America are turning away from western powers and linking themselves to others who promise a different world entirely to that advocated by those in the West. One of the most obvious changes in stance has come from Saudi Arabia, long the staunchest ally of the western powers, particularly of the USA and UK. In a startling development of recent months ever more nations are drifting away from the western orbit and are looking toward allies closer to home. The BRICS group now has close to forty applicants who wish to be members or closely associated with it, Russia and China being the most prominent driving forces within it.
In economic terms alone, the small coterie of neoconservative warhawks and their political prisoners in both the USA and Europe, have delivered a mortal blow to their populations. And this while pouring seemingly endless sums into the black hole of Ukraine, a Ukraine delivered into a catastrophic mess due directly to the actions of these warhawks over the years up to and including 2014. And again, of course, the fixed mindset of unlimited (and myopically blind) aggression within the usual (and unchangeable) playbook has delivered their new disaster, a disaster that will prove even greater than that of Afghanistan where the post 9/11 project began.
The western world is headed down a vicious spiral where no end is apparently contemplated to the policies that have led here. The policies remain almost totally unquestioned except at the extreme margins that are excluded from any mainstream discussion. The reality of the present utterly disastrous situation for the West is overlaid by the delusions, fantasy, rabid wishful thinking and downright lies born of chronic, long-term myopia due to goals set after 9/11 that simply CANNOT be questioned. The goals that are informed only by the mindset of neoconservative war hawks who remain standing guard over them refusing at pain of death to anyone who tries in any way to question them let alone change them in any way.
So we see the western world blindly heading over the geopolitical, financial, social and economic cliff they are speeding toward, blinkers held tight to their eyes and with their ears firmly closed to all else but the screams to only ever go forward and do ever more of the same that has led them, their political prisoners and populations, to the catastrophic, misery-inducing, deeply humiliating and unrecoverable disaster that quite clearly faces them now.