RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 28.08.2023
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.
*** HOW SOON MIGHT RUSSIA BRING HAMMER DOWN ON KIEV? ***
“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.
5 women and 3 men died, all civilians.
ALEXANDER MERCOURIS of THE DURAN
Rus Claims Ukr Capture Rabotino Fails; 110K Rus Buildup Kupiansk; Zelensky Interview Ukr Losing Hope.
ALEX CHRISTOFOROU of THE DURAN
Elensky, big risk to invade Russia. Ukraine moves closer to Mariupol. German tank language problem.
Zelensky interview. Preparing stab in the back narrative.
Neocon adventure in Niger risks big conflict in West Africa.
BRIAN BERLETIC of THE NEW ATLAS
West & Ukraine Trade Blame, Talk Wonder Weapons, as Critical Juncture Approaches.
The West has chosen Ukraine as a pawn to fight against Russia! Nebenzya, UN Security Council.
Putin met with the head of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).
COLONEL DOUGLAS MACGREGOR
Col Douglas Macgregor: Talks Ukraine-Russia Update Russia’s Special Military Operation.
Scott Ritter answers questions from Russians and Ukrainians concerning Russia’s SMO.
Tucker Carlson X Putin INTERVIEW? Russia STORMS Ukrainian Kharkov STRONGHOLD.
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO - MATTHEW HOH
Cutting Through Ukraine Russia War Propaganda w/Matthew Hoh fmr State Dept.
Ukraine military defense is collapsing. Russia advances in Kupyansk, Maryinka, Zaporizhzhia region.
Most Kupyansk residents don't evacuate. Wait for Russians to "liberate" them instead?
How Zelensky rewards his "REAL" Masters. Reshuffles ownership of strategic energy facilities.
NATO troops in Ukraine euphemistically called "Observers." Zelensky wants $5bn for his election.
Ukraine will "definitely be left alone," lose support, if war should move to Russia. Zelensky said.
"Tucker Carlson wants to interview Putin." RT chief editor claims. I'd watch that...
West's Unofficial Declaration Of War Against Russia? Western Intel Powers Ukraine's Drone War.
NATO-made Howitzer, Ukrainian Armoured Vehicles Turn Fireball In Russian Artillery Strikes | Watch:
Watch PM Modi's Reply After Putin Tells Him Why He Won't Attend G20 Summit In India.
Russia Mocks Ukraine's 'Isolation Phobia' After Zelensky Admits Kyiv 'Will Be left Alone' | Details:
Russia 'Kills' 4800 Troops, Dodges Hundreds of Ukrainian Attacks; Week Of 'Weak' Offensive For Kyiv.
Russia Develops Lethal Laser Gun That Can Torch Ukraine's Suicide Drones Mid Air | Details:
LIVE | China Foreign Ministry Briefing | BRICS Expansion | Indo-Pacific Tensions | Ukraine War.
Putin’s Minister Jibes West Over BRICS Criticism; 'They Wag Their Tongues, We Use Our Head…'
'Go Back To France': Nigeriens Warn French Army, Wave Russian Flag At Rally Calling For Envoy's Exit.
ANTIWAR NEWS WITH DAVE DECAMP
US Expects to Back Ukraine Into 2024 and Beyond, US Launches Airstrike in Somalia, and More.
KEEP IT SECRET MEDIA
Lets Talk About Ukraine War, Maps Combat and Political Situation Episode 5.
Warmonger candidates flee Grayzone reporter at GOP debate.
FINALLY! The PENTAGON has Acknowledged That The Conflict in Ukraine Reached a Turning POINT.
BRICS Is Not Anti-West, The West Is Anti-Global South.
AFRICAN DIASPORA NEWS CHANNEL
The West Panics As BRICS Makes History By Shifting The Balance In The World With Their New Strategy.
ANDREW SORCHINI - MEL K
BRICS Make Their Move: Bidenomics Betrays the Nation.
Russia Just Issued A Deadly Economic Warning.
China is more attractive than Germany, and the US is using the "subsidy war" to grab investment.
NEW ERA DAWNS! China Overtakes US as ASEAN's Largest Trading Partner.
There NEEDS To Be A Progressive Presidential Debate.
MENU: The USA, A Banana Republic Without The Fruit | MOATS with George Galloway Ep 268.
GEORGE GALLOWAY - GARLAND NIXON
Garland Nixon: Fani By Gaslighting | MOATS with George Galloway Ep 268.
STEPHEN GARDNER - GREGORY MANNARINO
"It's a fabricated lie" They're About To Do The Unthinkable.
US Economy Crisis Fires Up! Fear Strikes In Banks, Huge Warning To U.S Industries.
THE TAKING OF RABOTINO: a Ukrainian advance or another western lie? | liusivaya. (In Spanish, English subtitles.)
Quem fica com Robotino: Rússia ou Ucrânia?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO
Who Killed Prigozhin? POWER PANEL: w/Ritter, Johnson, McGovern Intel Roundtable.
COLONEL DOUGLAS MACGREGOR
Tucker Carlson Talks To Colonel Douglas Macgregor About The Ukraine War.
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 28th August 2023:
‘The West has become a victim of its own propaganda’ – Austrian colonel.
Markus Reisner said many Westerners had overestimated the fighting power of Ukrainian troops.
Ukrainian troops are not super-soldiers who can continue tirelessly without sufficient weapons, contrary to their portrayal in Western propaganda, Austrian Colonel Markus Reisner has warned.
The military expert, who served as commander of the Austrian contingents in Mali and Kosovo, argued that it was unrealistic to expect miracles on the front line while Kiev’s backers fail to provide the country with enough hardware for an effective offensive.
In an interview with Germany’s ZDF TV channel on Friday, Reisner said: “The problem is [that] we are the victims of our own propaganda, I tell it like it is bluntly.”
He explained that “at the start of the war, we talked ourselves into believing that the Ukrainian soldiers with the German Panzerfausts [grenade launchers] in their hands were containing the Russians.”
Reisner noted that those forces had continuously been worn down since then, with the West providing only between 50% and 60% of what the Ukrainian top brass was asking for to launch an offensive of its own.
According to the Austrian colonel, Kiev has made the most of what is available to it, but is lacking “crucial elements, such as, for example, a functional air force.”
He added that the slow progress of the Ukrainian offensive is giving Russian forces an opportunity to set up new defense lines some distance away from the current front line.
In the absence of any significant success, the US media have already begun looking for a scapegoat for the counteroffensive’s apparent failure, but the high expectations were unrealistic in the first place, Reisner said.
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous officials in Washington, reported last week that the US was unlikely to give Ukraine “anywhere near the same level” of military aid in 2024 compared to this year.
The media outlet also claimed that Washington believes it has provided Kiev with enough military hardware and equipment to breach Russian defenses.
According to the paper, American military officials are urging their Ukrainian colleagues to stick to the NATO tactics they were shown ahead of the summer counteroffensive. The Ukrainians’ refusal to do so is reportedly the source of growing frustration among US top brass.
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
MILITARY SUMMARY CHANNEL
Summer Operations| Despair And Cemeteries Are Growing, Offensive stalled. Military Summary 2023.8.28
The Second Confirmation Of The Capture Of The Robotyne Settlement. Military Summary For 2023.08.28
THETI MAPPING UPDATE
No update posted so far today
DEFENSE POLITICS ASIA UPDATE
No update posted so far today
MILITARY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS UPDATE
Battlefield Ukraine Major Losses For Ukrainian Army.
HS MAPPING UPDATE
Ukranian Defense Line Stretched As They Advance Deeper Into Russian Lines Near Robotyne.
WEEB UNION UPDATE
New Graveyards Forming.
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, until this week, you could have found the video where Scott talks of his commitment to get the facts out on events in Ukraine. However, this week YouTube deplatformed two of the channels Scott appears on using the completely false charge of him using ‘hate speech’.
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.
THE CATASTROPHIC MISTAKES OF THE WEST AND THEIR DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES
The entire elite panoply of the western world has been undermined and unrecoverably damaged. Its power to effect changes in the world and to manipulate outcomes has been reduced significantly and will inevitably reduce to an ever greater extent. The catastrophic series of mistakes made by the West’s political elites, continuing as they do to this day, have damaged and continue to damage the present and future well being and standard of life of all westerners.
The degree of damage that these mistakes and miscalculations have wrought is inestimable. The effects will be felt by all future generations in the West and historians will inevitably assign blame where it is due even though those involved seek by every possible means to justify themselves and to cover their tracks today. This will be cold comfort indeed for the general populations of those countries who have lost so much at their hands and who will surely seek justice before too much longer, but in vain.
The genesis of the present and future catastrophe for the West lies in a combination of hubris and ignorance. It has been the level of institutionalised overconfidence in the overweening might and influence abused repeatedly in recent years (to little positive and much negative effect) that has led directly to this point. It appears no lessons were learnt from the negative outcomes seen plainly by the rest of the world. Contrition appears to have been totally absent concerning these failures, there being an unacceptable risk of denting the confidence that had to be maintained at all costs.
The institutional blindness created among western political elites regarding past failures and their desperate need to shore up confidence in the face of the goals set up post 9/11 to transform the world in their favour, meant that a disaster at some level was inevitable. But what made the disaster so incredibly catastrophic, continuing to this very day and showing no sign of diminishing, was the continual doubling down in the hope of eventually finding a way to prevail and achieve those goals.
The anvil that has broken every western hammer brought down upon it is of course Russia. The primary hammer that western politicians believed would crack Russia forever and drive it out of the league of great powers was of course Ukraine. Ukraine was the tool the West believed would be used to devastating effect in the undermining of their secondary target Russia, before engaging in the campaign against their most important target of all, China. The political and military failures of the West,along with their disastrous consequences, from Afghanistan to Iraq to Libya and Syria were consigned resolutely to the past. This time they would succeed as they knew they must. Failure was not an option. There was no Plan B when it came to the goals set after 9/11. To relent was unthinkable. For these reasons and despite monumental failure, doubling down was considered the ONLY option.
There is a certain “Yes Sir!” mentality within the highest echelons of the U.S. political hierarchy in particular which sees a reflection of sorts across all its allies, particularly so in the United Kingdom. This evidences itself in a determination only to reflect confidence and deliver what is asked with as few questions asked as possible. In the environments where this mentality prevails reality fast fades from discussion replaced by a show of confidence, positivism and a perpetually maintained can-do approach. The vital details of reality are replaced by a vacuous level of overconfidence that initiates ever greater degrees of blindness which over time breed a fantasyland where mistakes of enormous proportion become inevitable.
Russia was portrayed in the political circles of the West as weak, a ‘gas station with nukes’. Those who new better within the U.S. state department and UK foreign office had long been silenced due to the effects of 9/11 whereby only information that helped achieve the post-9/11 goals was required. All western intelligence agencies were politicised to one degree or another and that of the USA to by far the greatest degree. Being realistic was out of fashion, hard facts with which to come to sound conclusions began to be replaced by politically useful soundbytes. The myopia of the political decision makers of the West once institutionalised could not help but grow until it led to the complete disaster we see unfolding before us now.
Russia was no longer weak by early 2022 when the disaster for the West began to unfold. The notion that Russia remained unchanged from the catastrophic Yeltsin years continued to hold sway in the fantasyland milieu of western elite mindsets. She would be a pushover, her undermining would be easy. And so an entire roster of financial and economic sanctions were prepared. In order to unleash these against Russia it was required that Russia be cornered with no way out but to enter the trap set for it. Ukraine was of course the trap and the baiting of that trap and the channeling of Russia toward that trap continued all the way from 2014 to the early months of 2022. There would be no escape for Russia, every possibility of a peaceful outcome to the Ukraine question would be denied.
No matter how much Russia attempted to avoid the trap set for her no such escape was allowed. For the USA and its allies it was vital (due to the requirements of the post-9/11 goals) for Russia to be destroyed and Ukraine was the only way seen to effectively accomplish this. Russia was weak, the economic tools to dismantle her were in place, all that was needed was to allow her no escape from the jaws of the Ukrainian trop that awaited her. No diplomatic escape was to be encouraged. In late 2021 Russia put forward proposals for the creation of a new security architecture for Europe whereby a framework for stability and trust could be erected. It was dismissed. Just as the Minsk Agreements had been a ploy to set Russia up for the initiation of the trap and to ready the forces necessary to destroy Russia within it so this last attempt at finding a diplomatic settlement by Russia was also doomed to failure.
The western elites succeeded and on February 24th 2022 Russia entered the trap set for it and her military crossed the border into Ukraine. The trap closed and remains closed to this day. Russia remains inside. But the expected death of Russia within that trap has not occurred. Quite the reverse has occurred. Russia grows in strength despite the efforts of the West to double down time and time again, continuing to do so even now. Russia continues to win, not lose, both within that trap set for her and internationally.
The defeat of the current Ukrainian counteroffensive, the growth of the BRICS group and the obvious signs of economic and political distress in the West point with absolute clarity at a trap gone horribly wrong. It is the western world that is suffering, not Russia, the western elites who set the trap are being inexorably humiliated even while they continue to pour ever more scarce financial resources into Ukraine. It is their economies that are tottering toward recession with high inflation, not that of Russia. Russia, on the other hand, is showing economic growth and is ever more closely embraced by nations worldwide, in Eurasia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Global South, particularly so in Africa.
The catastrophic mistakes and miscalculations made by the political elites of the western world are monumental in scale. Vast financial resources have been squandered in constantly feeding their lost gambit to undermine Russia in Ukraine while vital infrastructure in their home countries increasingly show signs of major distress. The dominance of the dollar, for long seen as supreme, is now being seriously challenged by nations no longer as scared of the economic whip the USA and its allies could apply to them. Aligning with BRICS in their droves provides a long-sought level of protection. A strong China and strengthening Russia mean they have reliable, trustworthy allies to depend upon and trade with who are vitally interested in their well being as trading partners and who can and will invest in them and their future success. The tyrants to the west, the all-domineering and forever manipulating colonisers and exploiters who abused and threatened them for so long can now be treated as they deserve with a disgusted revulsion.
And left to descend into the economic, political and social morass which they have so ignorantly, arrogantly and so very blindly, created for themselves.