Please Note: Given the sad state of anti-social media, I republished this piece with a more Twitter Friendly title (Wanted: Please help Lockheed shareholders send their kids to college), but this version contains the same information.
07 April 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News
The shareholders and the CEOs of the war industry, along with US politicians, are hoping against hope that people in the Global North will not see a video that appears to show Ukrainian soldiers killing captured Russian soldiers.
After-all, the media have been pretty good at treating this ‘real war’ as a media circus, where vague details are delivered as a need-to-know pastime.
In the article below, The New York Times reveals (likely reluctantly) that it has a verified video that appears to show Ukrainian soldiers killing captured Russian soldiers.
You may read the story without seeing the video of course. And by all means, if you would rather not see it – please don’t!
But either way, having said that, bear in mind that the US and NATO and Zelenskiy want to portray their war as some sort of high-stakes poker game, complete with clearly defined moves and consequences and odds of winning.
It is not.
It is barbaric and deadly. On both sides. For everyone.
It is also billions of dollars going to arms manufacturers and billions more going to feed the women and children we have forced to sleep on cots in airport hangers just so we can show the world we care.
It is billions of dollars that should be spent on food and education and the arts and restoring the social contract in virtually every country in the world.
But that will not happen.
Perhaps you have noticed that every single time we reach a point where all these things might be possible, someone decides that it is time to roll the dice and see who is the strongest or the bravest or has the best military or political system in the world.
We know the answers to all of these questions. No one wins. Ever.
And we should know by now that this proxy war is a training ground for the upcoming ‘real war’ with China and everything you see and hear today is preparing you for that eventuality.
They hope that this war will come and go -far away from your breakfast table as usual- and you will be lulled into thinking that maybe war is not so bad after all and maybe if we can band together and make a few sacrifices we can even win the next war.
But you know, deep down, that the only winners of this war or the next war will be the arms manufacturers and the war machines that are not only hell-bent on destroying each other, but us, and the planet and what is left of the fragile climate. (In 2017, the US military purchased 269,230 barrels of oil a day)
They need to stop. We need to stop them.
If you don’t believe this, read about the video below, which as I say, has been verified by The New York Times.
Read it, and even watch the video, and then ask yourself if you are being used and manipulated to further the goals and ambitions of people, countries and corporations that do not give a flying fuck whether you or your family or the next generation lives long enough to welcome another generation into the world.
As I say, if you think this is an exaggeration, read the item below.
And then don’t be surprised if you feel repulsed the next time you listen to someone lecturing you about how they need billions more for ‘lethal’ arms or billions more to feed the ‘refugees’ or a dozen more years to ‘win’ this war.
We have all been here before.
James Porteous | Clipper Media News
A video posted online on Monday and verified by The New York Times appears to show a group of Ukrainian soldiers killing captured Russian troops outside a village west of Kyiv.
“He’s still alive. Film these marauders. Look, he’s still alive. He’s gasping,” a man says as a Russian soldier with a jacket pulled over his head, apparently wounded, is seen still breathing. A soldier then shoots the man twice. After the man keeps moving, the soldier shoots him again, and he stops.
At least three other apparent Russian soldiers, including one with an obvious head wound who has his hands tied behind his back, can be seen dead near the victim. All are wearing camouflage, and three have white arm bands commonly worn by Russian troops. Equipment is scattered around them and there are blood stains near each man’s head.
The soldiers are lying in the road a few feet from a BMD-2, an infantry fighting vehicle used by Russian airborne units. Some appear to have had their jackets, shoes or helmets removed. Farther up the road, other destroyed vehicles can be seen.
The video was filmed on a road just north of the village of Dmytrivka, around seven miles southwest of Bucha, where the discovery of hundreds of corpses of people in civilian clothes in recent days has prompted accusations that Russian troops killed civilians as they retreated.
The killings appear to have been the result of a Ukrainian ambush of a Russian column that occurred on or around March 30, as Russian troops were withdrawing from small towns west of Kyiv that have been the scene of fierce fighting for weeks. Oz Katerji, a freelance journalist, posted videos and pictures of the destroyed column on Twitter on April 2 and wrote that soldiers told him that the Russians had been ambushed 48 hours earlier.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry also tweeted about the destruction of the Russian convoy, calling it “precise work” by Ukrainian forces. “These are not even humans,” a Ukrainian soldier says in the video as he walks among the wrecked vehicles, adding that two Russian lieutenants had been taken prisoner.
The Ukrainian soldiers are identifiable by their flag patches and blue arm bands and repeat “glory to Ukraine” multiple times. Their unit is unclear, but in the video of the killing, one of the men refers to some of them as “Belgravia lads,” likely referring to a housing development called Belgravia located a few hundred yards from the incident.
A Ukrainian news agency that posted a video of the aftermath of the ambush on March 30 described it as the work of the “Georgian Legion,” a paramilitary unit of Georgian volunteers that formed to fight on behalf of Ukraine in 2014.