RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 03.04.2023
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.
Please note: We will be in various locations in Uzbekistan for the next ten days. This will result in variations to the timing of updates and quite possibly their total absence on some days. Our apologies for this alteration to, and possible temporary loss of, our daily updates.
*** THE CREDIBILITY OF WESTERN MASS MEDIA IS SINKING BY THE DAY ***
“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.
Air attack on pro-Russian separatists in Luhansk kills 8, stuns residents.
ALEXANDER MERCOURIS of THE DURAN
Russia Captures Central Bakhmut, Raises Flag, Outraged by Tatarsky Murder; Saudi Cuts Oil Output.
ALEX CHRISTOFOROU of THE DURAN
Saint Petersburg tragedy. Flag over Bakhmut. OPEC+ cuts production. Dancing Queen Elensky curse. U/1
Russian journalist targeted in Saint Petersburg cafe. "Legally we took Bakhmut."
AFSHIN RATTANSI’S GOING UNDERGROUND
Australia Risks Becoming Asian Ukraine as US’ Proxy Warrior Against China- Ex-Australian Ambassador.
DANNY HAIPHONG - SCOTT RITTER
Russia Will WIN in Ukraine Despite Spring Counteroffensive.
U.S. TOUR OF DUTY
Scott Ritter to tour Russia in May.
Putin shocks West with nuke move; Russia to deploy nuclear weapons on NATO borders | Details:
Putin's Arab friends 'shock' US; Biden fumes after OPEC+ cuts oil output in surprise move.
‘West thinks it has god-given right…’: Jaishankar schools Germany for comments on Rahul | Watch:
Putin's private army 'captures' Bakhmut; Wagner Chief hoists Russian flag in Ukrainian City.
China To Retaliate If McCarthy Meets With Taiwan.
GEOPOLITICAL ECONOMY REPORT w/ BEN NORTON
US invites authoritarian far-right regimes to 'Summit for Democracy'.
VIDEO PARLIAMENT IRELAND
'Nobody in the EU has anything to say about it' - MEP Clare Daly- speech from 30 Mar 2023.
China Is Quietly DETHRONING The U.S. PETRODOLLAR.
CCTV VIDEO NEWS AGENCY
China Launches New Carrier Rocket for System Verifications.
China, Singapore Substantively Conclude FTA Subsequent Negotiations.
BRICS+ Announces NEW Currency To Challenge Petrodollar.
Why Zelensky FEARS Bakhmut Loss.
We were so close...
The US is Shocked and Doesn't Know What To Do | Russia and China are using New Tactics against the US.
Iraq War Closing Credits: Where Are They Now? (Animal House Parody).
Steve Gray on Joe Biden & Hunter Biden Congressional Investigations.
THE TRUMP AFFAIR - MOATS Episode 226.
How Stormy Daniels plans to sink Trump.
Useful Idiots Monday Mourning with Aaron Maté and Katie Halper.
‘Trump indictment is going to polarize the country further’.
Businesses struggling to stay afloat without power.
More Ukrainian equipment wreckage in Ugledar due to Russian artillery attacks.
Entenda o que aconteceu no atentado contra Vladlen Tatarsky.
Møtet mellom Putin og Xi Jinping.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
PETER HITCHENS: WHY I LIKE VLADIMIR PUTIN
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 3rd April 2023:
New York Times ‘unreadable propaganda’ – Musk.
The Twitter CEO revoked the newspaper’s ‘verified’ badge after it refused to pay for the privilege.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has branded the New York Times “unreadable propaganda” after the newspaper refused to pay for verification. Earlier, Twitter began removing its iconic blue checkmarks from accounts that had received the badge before Musk’s subscription system was introduced.
Twitter announced last month that, as of Saturday, it would begin removing “legacy verified checkmarks” from accounts that were verified before Musk announced his subscription system last year. The New York Times declared on Thursday that it would not pay the $1,000 per month required of businesses, or reimburse its employees for signing up for Twitter’s $8 per month personal plan.
The New York Times’ @nytimes account lost its checkmark on Saturday, meaning its tweets will no longer show up in the ‘for you’ tab, the default timeline where Twitter users see content from accounts they follow.
Tweeting on Saturday, Musk suggested that the vanishing of Tweets from the Times would be no great loss for most users.
“The real tragedy of @NYTimes is that their propaganda isn’t even interesting,” the billionaire declared. “Also, their feed is the Twitter equivalent of diarrhea. It’s unreadable.”
“They would have far more real followers if they only posted their top articles,” Musk continued, adding that the “same applies to all publications.”
The New York Times is one of a number of US newspapers and news outlets boycotting the paid verification system. The White House is also refusing to pay for blue checkmarks for its staffers, according to a report by Axios on Friday.
Musk purchased Twitter for $44 billion last October, promising a host of reforms that would roll back the platform’s censorship policies and make it a “digital town square” for free and open debate. While he has restored hundreds of previously banned accounts – including that of former US President Donald Trump – and relaxed Twitter’s content moderation rules, he has simultaneously struggled to boost the platform’s declining revenue.
READ MORE: Musk demands AI pause
Despite Musk rolling out paid subscriptions and firing around three quarters of Twitter’s staff, the company is currently worth half of what Musk paid for it last year, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Musk has previously clashed with the New York Times and suspended reporter for the paper, Ryan Mac, in December for sharing information about the billionaire’s whereabouts.
"Criticizing me all day long is totally fine, but doxxing my real-time location and endangering my family is not," Musk tweeted at the time.
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 3rd April 2023 : New York Times ‘unreadable propaganda’ – Musk
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
MILITARY SUMMARY UPDATE
The Ukrainian offensive. Wagner controls 80% of Artemovsk. Military Summary And Analysis 2023.04.03
KEEP IT SECRET NEWS UPDATE
No update posted so far today
NWE WAR REPORTS UPDATE
Russian Flag Flies over Bakhmut City Hall.
DEFENSE POLITICS ASIA UPDATE
No update posted so far today
DPA WAR UPDATE
No update posted so far today
THETI MAPPING UPDATE
WAR UPDATE: Wagner RAISE Flag Over Bakhmut Admin Building.
WAR IN UKRAINE UPDATE
Ukraine: military situation Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2023
BALKAN MAPPING UPDATE
Ukraine Front Update [3 April 2023]
PROJECT GREAT UPDATE
Wagners Captured Bakhmut Administrative Building | Success In Pervomaiske | Russia-Ukraine War.
MILITARY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS NETWORK UPDATE
Battlefield Ukraine Bakhmut end game.
Rybar Daily Digest of the Special Military Operation: April 1-2, 2023.
M MAPPING UPDATE
Ukraine:Day403 [ 3 April ]Wagner captures the Bakhmut Administration Building.
FREE RUSSIA CHANNEL UPDATE
No update posted so far today
WEEB UNION UPDATE
Wagner UNSTOPPABLE In Bakhmut | Significant Advances By The City Center | Short Update 03/04/23.
Bakhmut Freedom Square Has Fallen | Full Front Update 03/04/23.
Most Intense Battles of Bakhmut So Far | Full Front Update 02/04/23
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:
Link to 'A SKEPTIC' Substack channel.
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.
Victory belongs to Russia: It is now only a matter of time.
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 MEDIA PROSTITUTION ON UKRAINE & HOW IT MAY SOON TURN ON A DIME
Due to the present war mode affecting western media in its attitude toward events in Ukraine we really have nothing meriting the description ‘journalism’ on this subject within the western mainstream.
If not that then what DO we have?
We have professional “journalists” prostituting their profession on a daily basis and subsequently breaking the bond of trust they have with their readers and viewers.
They have decided on a career whose purpose is to inform. To inform of the reality before them to the best of their abilities. They have purposefully abandoned the very essence of their career. What they purvey now is a totally skewed portrayal of events.
Take for example a series of articles concerning a major nuclear power plant under Russian occupation in Ukraine. In a highly convoluted form these articles seek to skirt any mention of the Ukrainian military bombarding the site. The authors seek by excruciatingly convoluted means to give the impression that somehow or other the Russians are either bombarding themselves or the Ukrainian shelling of the plant is justified due to assertions made by those Ukrainians and subsequently accepted as gospel truth.
This kind of logic is the stuff of future nightmares where only a partial and highly biased version of reality is conveyed. This invites disaster. It also invites mass casualties, death and destruction.
For over a year now western press and media has been conveying a completely false portrayal of the conflict in Ukraine. They have sought constantly to give the impression Ukraine was winning or at least had a strong chance of winning. This was never even a remote possibility. Russia was ALWAYS going to win as even a cursory examination of the situation would have revealed. But western political elites could not tolerate the idea of Russia achieving a quick victory. This eventuality was deemed completely intolerable. Tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands were therefore consigned to their deaths to achieve goals pertinent only to the geopolitical ambitions of the western powers.
Being convinced that assuming a war mode stance was the only viable posture for them in the face of western state dedication to pushing the war endlessly forward, every mass media title and television channel committed the cardinal sin of their profession, skewing the facts to suit.
Ukraine could do no wrong and all that Ukraine said would be accepted as fact without question. Even the most outrageous and obvious lies were to be lent utmost credibility in order to help it and injure Russia. In a similar vein to using anti-government activists in Syria as sole founts of acceptable information, any activist or authority figure on the Ukrainian side had carte blanche to say whatever he or she dreamed up and have it transmitted as news. Nothing from the other side that couldn’t be used to degenerate and undermine it would see the light of day.
This one-sided set of narratives were displayed across all western mainstream media in diverse forms on a daily basis serving, where believed, to thoroughly condition readers and viewers into a Pavlovian state of mind which could be manipulated at will.
Ukraine was to be urged on by this incessant propaganda to deliver ever more cannon-fodder to the front. For the western powers the longer this process went on the better as they saw things, this in the hope that something could be saved from the mess they had created by goading Russia into this conflict and the failure of their economic attacks upon it for doing so.
The Americans and British in particular, though assisted by the European Union nations, really did everything possible to ensure that Ukraine would fight almost to the very last Ukrainian.
This process is of course still underway. Without any doubt when Russia’s final victory does occur, postponed by the vast mounds of Ukrainian dead a in a few months time, the western political elites will have already prepared a cover story. The most likely lie prepared has already been partially rehearsed. In relatively recent times an article appeared saying that the Pentagon was unhappy with the information Ukraine had been supplying regarding the course of the conflict. It was said that they knew more about the disposition of Russian forces than they did regarding those of Ukraine.
I suspect the above will be the backbone of the public relations defence the western powers will use to excuse themselves from blame for arguably the greatest geopolitical blunder and subsequent debacle ever. It was their fault. They didn’t give us the accurate information we required. They kept too much from us and therefore we were helpless to assist them as well as we wished to.
On the other side Zelensky will say the West didn’t give him the degree of help he needed, that the numbers of this or that weapon system was inadequate. However, I think you know which side of this argument will receive the most attention and publicity in the West. Just as the western press and media swung into action to provide the required propaganda in favour of Ukraine at the behest of their state authorities, now, in this changed situation they will swing 180 degree to support the West AGAINST the now re-framed Ukraine.
Such are the vagaries of a press and media profession in the West which has grown far too close to those who now can exert enormous influence over them.