UKRAINE: PR WINDOW-DRESSING & ENDLESS LIES HAVE NEVER WON A SINGLE WAR
The regime in Kiev, its official spokespersons, media talking heads in western Ukraine and its apologists across the western world have mastered many of the dark arts of public relations, assisted by a reported 50+ actual PR companies. More than that they seem to operate constantly on the basis that the bigger the lie the better the result in terms of some kind of “winning” according to their own lights.
Meanwhile, the pawns in this dark game, the cannon-fodder of poorly trained and equipped Ukrainian troops die in their droves, told to stand, fight and die… all to provide a ‘useful’ message to send to the western nations insisting they fight to the last Ukrainian. Each major town is talked of as the crucial place that will determine the fate of the war and due to the PR blitz conveyed compliantly by western press and media places that cannot be defended are lost with massive loss of lives. Then the next media blitz relates that the place was not really all that important and anyway Ukraine made a successful retreat and its supply lines will be shorter now.
The lies have been gushing in waterfall proportions with both Kiev and its western sponsors being equally economical with the truth. And their reliable envoys within the elite western media lie factory that used to be known as an industry related to journalism spreads a consistently false picture. False confidence and further calls for more war proceeds from all this magical thinking, purposeful lying and PR gushing, this transfers to ever more Ukrainian troops being sent to die horrible deaths for nothing… for nothing at all… except to contribute to the hollow facade both sets of elites, Kiev and western require.
Zelensky has become a puppet many times over. A man who sought election on a platform of bringing peace was twisted out of shape into favouring the direct opposite and now resembles a complete parody of a military man. He dances to many tunes now, mostly of a western origin, his “strings” dangling quite clearly as his various coaches urge this or that pretence next. However, none of this is anything approaching newly acquired expertise. The USA and UK are past masters at cynical and rather professional deception.
Psychological and Black operations are seen as vital facets of modern warfare. The teams who arrange various counterfeit events and can counterfeit almost anything from documents to false flag campaigns to thinly disguised propaganda seeded to complain media worldwide are very proficient in these dark arts. In recent decades they have been working overtime and without doubt have vastly expanded their numbers and range of their activities. The result is a massive corruption of what was left of integrity after the decisions to allow torture and much else besides after 9/11.
But even acknowledging the massive power that lies, PR, propaganda and media conditioning can have… can they in tandem, influential as they are, win a war? An honest observation of the progress of events in Ukraine tend strongly to the conclusion that they cannot. Russia continues to take territory and grind down Ukrainian military resistance taking out up to 1,000 Ukrainian troops daily, either killed or injured. It is a lie that ever more weapons sent to Ukraine will win the war. Ukraine was NEVER going to win the war. Russia was ALWAYS going to win. But a sham exercise giving the theatre of deceit some minimum credence was needed to preserve elite reputations even in the face of complete military and economic disaster.
The show must go on, right? NATO must have its showpieces, the EU too… and Biden and co. of course. The right words must be written by the speech writers and delivered faithfully from the auto cue to give the right impression and fix the right narrative. We are winning. Ukraine is winning. All will be well… as Ukrainians lie groaning in pools of their own blood, and that of their brothers in arms. But as long as the message conveyed is positive and as long as western politicians along with Zelensky believe their own reputations are being served… the Ukrainians will continue to groan, scream and die… for nothing more than that. A PR facade for an elite that in reality cares for precious little more than itself.