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Ukraine vs Yemen – A contrast in media coverage

Gavin O’Reilly

In the now month-long mainstream media coverage of the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, much attention has been paid to the actions of the ‘Ukrainian Resistance’.

In a manner not dissimilar to its coverage of the ‘Syrian rebels’ a decade ago, a romanticised image of ‘Ukrainian freedom fighters’ fighting bravely against a militarily superior Russian foe has been widespread amongst corporate outlets, alongside their fawning over Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his calls for the implementation of a No Fly Zone – a move that would undoubtedly trigger nuclear war.

This Hollywood-style PR makeover of the Ukrainian military by the corporate media – including the notorious neo-Nazi Azov Battalion – also shares a strong similarity with the aforementioned ‘Syrian rebels’ in that it highlights the strong presence of CIA involvement in the background.

Indeed, the training of Ukrainian military personnel by the CIA to engage in guerrilla warfare against Russia was recently outlined in a Western corporate media report, indicating that a plan was in place to draw Moscow into an Iraq-war style military quagmire in Ukraine – the second largest country in Europe.

Such a tactic has historical usage against the Kremlin, when in 1979, then-US President Jimmy Carter would launch Operation Cyclone, a CIA programme which would see the arming, funding and training of Wahhabi insurgents known as the Mujahideen, who would go onto wage war on the USSR-aligned government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan – with Kabul, previously Western-friendly, having come under Soviet influence following the 1978 Saur Revolution.

This romanticised image of ‘Ukrainian freedom fighters’ by the corporate media however, lies in stark contrast to their coverage of Ansar Allah, more commonly known as the Houthis, currently waging an armed resistance campaign against Western-allied Saudi Arabia’s seven-year long war and blockade on neighbouring Yemen – leading to mass-starvation in what is already the most impoverished country on the Arabian Peninsula.

Indeed, this was evidenced as such on Friday, when the Yemeni armed forces launched airstrikes against a key oil refinery in the Saudi city of Jeddah, to a noticeable absence of articles by the Western media celebrating the actions of the Yemeni resistance against the Western-backed might of Riyadh, unlike their coverage of Ukraine and Russia.

To understand this contrasting approach to both Yemen and Ukraine by the corporate media, one must look further into the wider geopolitical and historical context in the West’s relationship with both countries.

In 1979, the same year as the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan, the Islamic Revolution in Iran saw the anti-Western and anti-Zionist Ayatollah Khomeini come to power in Iran following the overthrow of the US and UK-aligned Shah Pahlavi. The Shah had himself come to power following 1953’s Operation Ajax, an MI6 and CIA-orchestrated regime change operation launched in response to then-Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh’s decision to nationalise Iran’s vast oil reserves.

In order to counter the influence of Khomeini’s newly-established anti-Imperialist state and to maintain hegemony in the Middle East, the United States adopted the strategy of using Saudi Arabia – separated from the Islamic Republic by the Persian Gulf – as a political and military bulwark against Iran.

This is where the media coverage of the Yemen conflict comes into play, with Tehran long being accused of backing the Houthis, whose seizure of the capital Sana’a in March 2015 led to Riyadh launching its current air campaign – involving US and British-supplied bombs – in a bid to restore its favoured Presidential candidate, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, to power.

Therefore, with the aims of Ansar Allah consequently being opposed to the aims of the US-NATO hegemony, this explains why no heroic descriptions such as ‘Yemeni resistance’ or ‘freedom fighters’ are ascribed to the Houthis by the Western media, in stark contrast to their coverage of the Armed Forces of Ukraine – supported by the West since the 2014 Euromaidan colour revolution and their subsequent war on the breakaway Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, a situation that has escalated to the point where nuclear war has now become a distinct possibility.

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Kalen
Kalen
Apr 3, 2022 5:51 PM

So far Ukrainian war is more more psychological warfare against ordinary people in the west and Russia than total kinetic all war. And so called diplomacy was also hijacked for propaganda purposes.

Well, western propaganda works overnight declaring Russian military and now diplomatic defeat during negotiations in Turkey as of 03/29/2022. What a lie. 

The leaked likely incomplete summary of discussed points is propagandized by west as Russian surrender. In fact the latest proposal is nothing but a version of old delusional UKRAINIAN proposal dictated by US and aimed at killing as much. Ukrainians and Russians as possible. First of all is full of wishful thinking, total non starters, Russian red line crossings and blatant denial of reality on the ground and second solves none of Russian concerns and any territorial disputes. There is no mention of Denazification in this solely UKRAINIAN authored proposal with no Russian input whatsoever. None of those points were result of any negotiated compromise between, clearly stated by Putin, Russian positions and Ukrainian side. It is non responsive, unilateral Ukrainian joke of a serious proposal dead on arrival in Moscow.

Some points (and likely responses).

1. Russian offensive scaled down. [Russia does not reveal its real military plans during war. The 2.5 Million city of Kiev was never a target (not with 60k group in the area) All of that was deception to bind and block AFU and dismantling any strategic AFU offensive capability. Remember Russia declaring no intention to invade Ukraine only to do exactly that] 

2. NATO-like security guarantees for Ukraine [no thanks NATO is outed as enemy target ing Russia , untrustworthy]

3. No military blocs and non-nuclear state Ukraine [for the above reason NATO is not trustworthy partner to guarantee anything but more war. Russian bases in Ukraine and Demilitarization are more trustworthy solutions.

Crimea, Donbass issues unresolved in the proposal [that is leading reason for war and hence must be resolved. independence of Donbas and Crimea must be recognized or no deal it is fundamental RF national security issue off the negotiating table].

Russia was many years subjected by the west to unprecedented total western psychological warfare as such pseudo proposals serves to confuse Russian population and weaken resolve of Russian troops on the ground.

Joerg
Joerg
Apr 3, 2022 2:28 PM

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niko
niko
Apr 3, 2022 12:23 AM
rider
rider
Apr 3, 2022 7:27 PM
Reply to  niko

LOL the proven shill who told you to support the politician/s and every state sponsored psyop which is the latest current thing is now a fake hero to independent thinking.

Vierotchka
Vierotchka
Apr 2, 2022 9:17 PM

In the cartoon, the flag on the right is the flag of the Netherlands!

https://www.britannica.com/topic/flag-of-the-Netherlands

Brawndi
Brawndi
Apr 2, 2022 10:35 PM
Reply to  Vierotchka

You should get checked for colorblindness dude. The bottom stripe is black not blue.

Vagabard
Vagabard
Apr 2, 2022 11:57 PM
Reply to  Brawndi

The Yemen flag. Ironically similar to the Iraqi and Syrian flags

Vagabard
Vagabard
Apr 2, 2022 10:59 PM
Reply to  Vierotchka

I heard that the Slovenian flag was removed from its Embassy in Kiev for similarities to the Russian one (same 3 colours).

Red, white and blue. I wonder which other countries use such colours for their flag? Hmm…  🤔 

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Apr 3, 2022 2:22 PM
Reply to  Vagabard

There are numerous red-white-blue tricolor flags. As luck (and maritime commerce) would have it, the original tricolor dates back to 1572, and was the official flag of the Netherlands… The rest is bloody history…

Easteuropean Alien
Easteuropean Alien
Apr 5, 2022 10:12 PM
Reply to  Vagabard

Vagabard, one grocery chain in Poland started sticking DIY labels on the packages of their dumplings traditionally called Russian ones. A new name- of course, Ukrainian dumplings (handwritten with the pen!). Even though it’s apparently to make them Ukrainian they should significantly changed the ingredients first.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Apr 2, 2022 5:02 PM

The racism in Australia is naked. AFghan, Iraq, Syrian and other refugees who fled to Australia while we were bombing them got kidnapped, trafficked, turned out to sea, jailed for nearly a decade and denied protection, were killed at sea or traded to America and Canada.

This week 20 people were released after 9 years locked up, hundreds of Ukrainian refugees have been arriving within a week. Strangely enough the refugees we locked up were called queue jumpers and frauds, but Ukrainians are not forced to try and pretend there is a refugee queue.

On the same token we are selling billions in bombs to the Saudi’s to slaughter and starve Yemenis to death and donating bushmasters and bombs to Ukraine. Is so open, naked, raw and disgusting it makes my skin crawl.

Meanwhile along the east coast tens of thousands have been washed out by floods twice in a month and get fuck all help

Phantasm
Phantasm
Apr 2, 2022 6:05 PM

You can thank your ‘new media’ for that also.
The same lot now pretending to be on the side of the people.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Apr 2, 2022 6:41 PM
Reply to  Phantasm

The so called new media in Australia is more covid rancid and racist than the MSM

Richard
Richard
Apr 3, 2022 12:44 AM

what is this ‘new media in Australia’ – identify them ?

jimbo
jimbo
Apr 4, 2022 4:56 AM
Reply to  Richard

well duuhhh might of meant to type ‘news media’

keep trying sherlock

Richard
Richard
Apr 6, 2022 12:21 AM
Reply to  jimbo

Is apparent for Marilyn that ‘the so called new media’ is not ‘the MSM’……. and as the MSM is the ‘news media’…… so what is this ‘new media’ ?

Watson asked an honest question.

rubberheid
rubberheid
Apr 2, 2022 10:08 PM

for all your raw flaw Marylin, sometimes you are bang spot on!

+10

yet nobody seems to notice,.. nobody…

jokeworld

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Apr 2, 2022 10:36 PM
Reply to  rubberheid

I discovered long decades ago that white Australians are racist in the main.

hotrod31
hotrod31
Apr 3, 2022 1:16 AM

It is extremely difficult to overcome years-and-years of conditioning. Self-fulfilling ideologies of ‘superiority-complex’ are so comforting for the ego … and besides, there are many who profit from maintaining the divisions.

jimbo
jimbo
Apr 3, 2022 5:23 AM

yep and so real sneaky bout it aren’t they . . . a wink here . . . a nod there … a snide slight over there and then Cronulla, Christmas Island, Papua, etc. etc. !!!

Checkmate
Checkmate
Apr 9, 2022 2:16 PM

Attributing characteristics to an entire group based on their race is called racism. Basically what I just did.

Checkmate
Checkmate
Apr 9, 2022 2:16 PM

Attributing characteristics to an entire group based on their race is called racism. Basically what I just did

fxgrube
fxgrube
Apr 3, 2022 1:04 AM

plus two.

jimbo
jimbo
Apr 3, 2022 5:19 AM

OH and today on ABC RN Chris Michaels announced how he was (with his ASIO notes) ‘going to discuss Russian Propaganda’!! Yep the ABC: the racist Aussie Brainwashing Corp. Pathetic skullduggery!!! Vermin BS.

PS: fug aussie refugee. concentration camps!!! fug aussie ongoing genocide of the First Peoples!!!

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Apr 3, 2022 10:38 AM
Reply to  jimbo

And cheering the rapid intake of christian white Ukrainians while denying racism is just disgusting.

Koba
Koba
Apr 3, 2022 1:56 PM
Reply to  jimbo

Most Aussies think the ABC is communist. But they are the descendants of full blown criminals so it’s to be expected. Used to have a soft spot for Aussies until I found out what they believe

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Apr 2, 2022 2:44 PM

The “claimed” necessity of military forces demonstrates an infinite regress argument. War “strategists” should just shut the fuck up and die.

rubberheid
rubberheid
Apr 2, 2022 10:19 PM

maybe, but

denied: a war on the scum on charge would be well overdue would it not?

Pakistanicecream
Pakistanicecream
Apr 2, 2022 2:10 PM

`Good article. The only part I disagree is the view that expressed in the very least sentence about there is being a chance of nuclear war when there isn’t.

Howard
Howard
Apr 2, 2022 1:40 PM

Humans have never quite caught on to reality – at least, in the “First World.” We (i.e., Western societies) still seem to think semantics circumscribe reality.

This psychotic assessment of reality explains what we blithely call hypocrisy. We actually believe there’s a difference in kind between a terrorist and a freedom fighter – when in fact they’re exactly the same thing.

And we believe what we call someone determines what they actually are.

In some ways language is the worst possible thing that could have happened to humans. We think we’ve “mastered” it; but the truth is, it’s mastered us.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Apr 2, 2022 2:56 PM
Reply to  Howard

+1

Invisible Man
Invisible Man
Apr 2, 2022 3:25 PM
Reply to  Howard

The first part of your post is astute, but your final sentence ignores that language is simply part and parcel of being human. There never was a time we weren’t language users. The time prior to language is the time prior to human cognition as it manifests in homo sapiens, when our consciousness was purely instinctual like that of all the other animals.

Language didn’t master us: it quite simply IS us. There IS no “us” without language: the time before language was the time before we were homo sapiens at all.

Dr Justin
Dr Justin
Apr 2, 2022 11:18 PM
Reply to  Invisible Man

Howards claims language has mastered us while you claim that language is us. I can’t help but feel language is possibly a bit of both but that truly depends (in this respect) on the meaning of “us”. Is “us” the person/people we think we are as illustrated by words or is “us” the person/people we truly are – mostly demonstrated by actions and behaviour – too often the us we think we are and the us we truly are can be very different, quite often contradictory – and that’s what we individually and collectively struggle with. At the end of the day I suppose whether language is us or masters us depends on the user, their specific motivations and agendas. It’s a weapon that is used for both good and evil.

“What is good, Phædrus, and what is not good—need we ask anyone to tell us these things?”

Gnothi Seauton

wardropper
wardropper
Apr 3, 2022 9:19 AM
Reply to  Invisible Man

One of Jordan Peterson’s short clips on autism draws some interesting comparisons between what we humans do with language and how animals react to their environment in comparable ways to severely autistic people.

This surprised me, but what he says makes sense, and is certainly food for thought.
I mention it only as another dimension to human variety.

Jozef Kolbe
Jozef Kolbe
Apr 2, 2022 12:53 PM

It is pointless to compare and contrast mainstream media coverage of ongoing multilateral civil wars in the Middle East and the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. The civil wars are far too complex, too many factors, too many relatively minor conflicts  and too many sides in the conflicts (the Houthis are a tribe, aren’t they?). Ukraine, on the other hand, the second largest country in Europe (by your own description), has been invaded by territoriality the largest country in the world, Russia. When the USA & co invaded Iraq in 2003, it was very widely reported in the mainstream media, and widely and rightly condemned.          

Antonym
Antonym
Apr 2, 2022 1:14 PM
Reply to  Jozef Kolbe

Yemen is over 1000 km long, only slightly smaller than Ukraine. With 31 million vs 43 million makes its population also only slightly smaller. This is comparing 2022 apples with simultaneous apples.
The many USK interventions in Irak were only condemned in Western MSM at the end of the destruction, which was long after Bush’s ridiculous “mission accomplished’. At that time Western media still had some diversity in ownership: today hardly.

Woke Westerners should be pointing out this article’s point but of course they aren’t, fake as they are: not fed with Yemeni visuals by their puppet masters so nothing. AOC AWOL on Yemen since February 21 2022.

Jozef Kolbe
Jozef Kolbe
Apr 2, 2022 3:25 PM
Reply to  Antonym

I agree that Yemen is comparable in size and more importantly, people are the same everywhere and every human life is precious. I also agree that Western mainstream media were, or at least seamed less centrally controlled in the past. However, my main point is that Yemen and Syria are in a festering state of civil war, We would all want it to end, not least those who actually live there, but I for one don’t know how it should be resolved and the Western powers that be don’t seem to care. US policy seems to be to pulling out of the ME.

Geopolitically, the outcome of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is far more important. I’d argue that no one wanted this war, not even Putin, but it was Putin that made the fatal miscalculation. He evidently believed in his own propaganda, in his essay where wrote that Ukraine was effectively created by the Soviet Union. That is historically untrue, but he believes it. That is why he launched the invasion with forces that were somewhat better equipped but not considerably larger than the Ukrainian army. That is why the invasion stalled – he probably expected his troops to be greeted in eastern Ukrainian cities with flowers, they weren’t. But now the die is cast. Now the objective observer will note that there definitely is a united Ukrainian nation (it might not have been so apparent in 2014). And anyone who has objectively studied Putin, better Alexei Navalny’s video about Putin’s mansion than Oliver Stone’s useful idiot interview, better any Russian dissident’s account, the historical facts, the evidence the sources are countless, he’s been in power for longer than Brezhnev, anyone who also knows Russian history knows that Putin will never give up. His plan is simple, Russia must be great, as great as it was under Stalin (a figure he’s always revered), and that means that after Ukraine, all the Baltic states and then the whole of eastern Europe. Unfortunately, this dream is shared by most Russians, even if not the liberals in Moscow and St Petersburg. But if Russia is not great, then in his mind there should be no Russia at all. And all those who upset his dream, he hates with a vengeance. Witness how the Russian forces are treating protesters in captured (eastern) Ukrainian cities. Not that we should fear the bomb, they’re heartless and evil, but not stupid.

What is a bit worrying is that all those who were so right about the scamdemic of the last two years, are now so much in lockstep, decrying “fascist” Ukraine and praising Putin. Why, just because he despises the West?

Antonym
Antonym
Apr 2, 2022 4:02 PM
Reply to  Jozef Kolbe

The Ukraine was in a civil war since 2014. Ukraine is a multiculural amalgam where the many Russian speakers were actively suppressed post Maidan.

Would a POTUS let Russia remote control Canada? Cuba is too far compared to Ukraine. Putin is no saint but he does make sense on NATOs lies regarding Eastern Europe after 1991.

The lack of swift Russian advances outside of the cities shows that the US favorite bogeyman Russia is conventionally not strong, so no need for NATO at all or even for EU members buying more US arms for dear money.

Jozef Kolbe
Jozef Kolbe
Apr 2, 2022 4:43 PM
Reply to  Antonym

Ukraine is much less of a multicultural amalgam than many much older nation states I could mention, including Germany, France, Spain, UK, USA and Canada. One thing I know is that the Tatars of Crimea were deported from their homeland en masse after the war by Stalin. They started returning when Ukraine became independent, which probably explains why they supported the Maidan in 2013/4. Don’t know anything about Russian being banned in Ukraine a la the Ems Ukase of 1876. Practically everyone of the older generation speaks Russian in post-Soviet countries – it doesn’t say anything about their national preferences – do the Irish speak English our of love for England?

And Ukraine is definitely more democratic than Russia, how many governments, prime ministers and presidents have they had over the last two decades?

Jo Dominich
Jo Dominich
Apr 3, 2022 3:08 AM
Reply to  Jozef Kolbe

You cannot be serious. Ukraine more democratic? Hell, so u call democracy building a damn to block water supplies to the Donbass region, setting up a blockade to starve those civilians, refusing to pay pensions and welfare payments to them, attempting to burn 150 people alive killing 40 people and seriously maiming many more, banning the Russian language and genocide of the citizens of the Donbass the model of a democracy? You believe that 38 politicians including Zelensky stealing billions of dollars from the people of the Ukraine (Pandora and Panama papers) for their own wealth making it the most corrup country in Europe a model of democracy? Jeez u need to see a psychiatrist or worse!!

Jozef Kolbe
Jozef Kolbe
Apr 3, 2022 2:38 PM
Reply to  Jo Dominich

I was talking about governments changing after elections, not about the level of corruption, which might even be comparable to that of Russia. As for the murdering of civilians, please take a drive down the residential streets of Bucha or Irpin. Outside their homes, with hands tied behind their backs and a bullet hole in the back of their head. Very characteristic.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Apr 7, 2022 2:40 AM
Reply to  Jozef Kolbe

An oligarch named Kolomoisky controls the political puppets including the creep in command Zelensky.

Jeffrey Strahl
Jeffrey Strahl
Apr 2, 2022 5:34 PM
Reply to  Antonym

Russia is likewise a multicultural amalgam. Go travel through the northern Caucasus region if you don’t believe me. Or Siberia. And BTW, the Ukrainian language was illegal under the Czarist regime, 1804 to the overthrow of the Czars.

Jozef Kolbe
Jozef Kolbe
Apr 2, 2022 5:34 PM
Reply to  Antonym

Ukraine is much less of a multicultural amalgam than many much older nation states I could mention, including Germany, France, Spain, UK, USA and Canada. One thing I know is that the Tatars of Crimea were deported from their homeland en masse after the war by Stalin. They started returning when Ukraine became independent, which probably explains why they supported the Maidan in 2013/4. Don’t know anything about Russian being banned in Ukraine a la the Ems Ukase of 1876. Practically every one of the older generation speaks Russian in post-Soviet countries – it doesn’t say anything about their national preferences – do the Irish speak English out of love for England?

And Ukraine is definitely more democratic than Russia, how many governments, prime ministers and presidents have they had over the last two decades?

The classic mistake the Russian command made was to underestimate their enemies. It doesn’t mean we have to make the same mistake.

jimbo
jimbo
Apr 3, 2022 5:26 AM
Reply to  Jozef Kolbe

Good Morning Kabul!!!

jimbo
jimbo
Apr 3, 2022 5:25 AM
Reply to  Jozef Kolbe

puerile puffy poppycock

go back to your CIA colouring sheets

GR-Watch
GR-Watch
Apr 2, 2022 1:47 PM
Reply to  Jozef Kolbe

civil wars are far too complex, too many factors, too many relatively minor conflicts and too many sides in the conflicts”

it happens, the complexity increases dramatically in a country when the US sees the place becoming strong and independent from the so-called West.

Irresponsible and proud
Irresponsible and proud
Apr 2, 2022 2:09 PM
Reply to  Jozef Kolbe

But there IS a civil war in Ukraine, going on since 2014.

Guy
Guy
Apr 3, 2022 12:53 AM

“But there IS a civil war in Ukraine, going on since 2014.”
Yes ,and led by whom , of course that is a rhetorical question .Until the coup of 2014-5 , there was no civil war but Nuland saw to that .The rest is history in geopolitics.One only needs to get up to speed on the recent history .And if one needs a refreshments on the history of wars ,just remember that the first casualty of war is always the truth ,if one can handle it .Cheers.

DavidF
DavidF
Apr 2, 2022 12:13 PM

The “war” is complete & utter BS. It’s really an escalation in nationalistic Ukrainians stepping up their campaign against the East/Donbas.
if Russia wanted to take Kiev, it would have taken days.
The multitude of fake images/videos (tank crushing car – turned out it was Ukrainian). Bloodied people from other conflicts, images from computer games, burning/bombed buildings from other countries…..the list is endless.
The “Hollywood” film set units set up outside bus/train stations with numbers of people being “herded” through a single set of doors (to make it look busy) when other doors have been locked shut.
Millions of mobile phones in Ukraine, Russian fighter jets allegedly bomb residential areas – I’ve not seen ANY credible footage of ANY Russian action after the first 3-4 days.
It’s all theatre. Run by a puppet comedian & his sidekick stooges.
Complete and utter bollocks, all of it.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Apr 2, 2022 1:09 PM
Reply to  DavidF

Well if it really is theatre then Russia must be pretending just as much as Ukraine.

DavidF
DavidF
Apr 2, 2022 1:19 PM

Hi Sophie
Why do you think the West are trying to portray Putin as being kept in the dark, not knowing what he’s doing, going mad due to steroid use.
Come on, surely you can see the charade.
Putin’s a fully engaged member of The Great Reset gang whose economy will not be harmed by the shenanigans

Guy
Guy
Apr 3, 2022 1:18 AM
Reply to  DavidF

“Putin’s a fully engaged member of The Great Reset gang.”
This is where you are totally wrong .Do some research or just wait until it becomes so much more obvious .I also thought the same for quite some time .I have since become aware of the Russian state’s position on this issue .
The Russian administration and allied countries are not on the WEF or reset page . This will become more apparent going forward .Keep an open mind .

wardropper
wardropper
Apr 3, 2022 9:27 AM
Reply to  Guy

Which begs the old question: “Is Russia the Russian State, or is it the Russian people?
The people who claim to represent us today actually do no such thing. I, as a Brit, for example, cannot accept that Boris Johnson is safeguarding my interests or those of my fellow Brits in any way.
The current batch of ‘world leaders is out in space – on its own – leaving the Earth’s gravitational pull.
Let them go.

Guy
Guy
Apr 3, 2022 1:09 AM
Reply to  DavidF

The top priority of the Russian forces was the protection of civilians while rooting out the element of the problem in Eastern Ukraine .They could have conducted a war like the NATO /Western nations have done upon so many other countries ,by bombing the hell out of everything that was left standing and raising it to the ground , civilians ,buildings ,infrastructure and and everything else that could be looked upon as a once civilization.
This can be construed as a weakness of the Russian military due to the time it has taken for advancement .It could have been very different but keep in mind that the Russians will be the ones left at the end of the day to pick up the pieces .Outside of the Ukro-nazi element that has infiltrated the politics of Ukraine ,the Russians and the Ukrainians are brethren Slavic people and they have admitted this for a long time .

Observe
Observe
Apr 2, 2022 11:23 AM

“ Ukraine – supported by the West since the 2014 Euromaidan colour revolution and their subsequent war on the breakaway Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, a situation that has escalated to the point where nuclear war has now become a distinct possibility.

I’m calling BS on this part. There is not a chance of any side allowing any conflict to escalate to Nuclear war; the existential threat used for decades to install fear and control. Distinct possibility? Hyperbole.

Bruce Clements
Bruce Clements
Apr 2, 2022 1:19 PM
Reply to  Observe

For all 67 years of my life, I’ve lived with thousands of bombs hanging over my head but I came to a similar conclusion recently.
Both sides know that they cannot “let fly” and given the competence levels of all the military and intelligence apparatuses involved, the notion of a successful deployment seems as unlikely as the US getting a mulligan for Viet Nam or Russia being given a second chance in Afghanistan.
So to the repeated threat of nuclear holocaust I say “I dare you.” as I’m convinced that if they can pull it off, I’ll either be dead or trying to navigate the aftermath will at least be more interesting than the perpetual fear inculcated due to the incessant drone of the world’s politicians saying “Be afraid. Be VERY afraid!”😀

der einzige
der einzige
Apr 2, 2022 10:59 AM

Interestingly, when the off guardian reports that the leader of Ansar Allah is “the young leader” of Klaus Schwab and ordered the Pfizer pills.therefore we must continue to support the empire.

“It’s unclear if Pharmasyntez is part of the MPP agreement or is “doing its own thing”.”

Orthus
Orthus
Apr 2, 2022 10:37 AM

The references to the Houthi rebels may soon be out of date.

Yemen could be afflicted by an even worse humanitarian catastrophe if the UK government goes ahead with a plan to designate the Houthi rebels as a terrorist group, leading aid agencies have warned cabinet ministers in a letter.

https://dumptheguardian.com/world/2022/apr/01/yemen-uk-houthi-rebels-aid-agencies-letter

Edwige
Edwige
Apr 2, 2022 10:26 AM

“The Shah had himself come to power following 1953’s Operation Ajax”.

Dis missed as Jimmy Carter in 1979 as “ancient history”. No wonder the Rockefellers loved Carter.

Carter is supposedly now the most beloved living ex-president – because he gets the universal good press which is a sure sign of an asset.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Apr 2, 2022 10:00 AM

Zelensky is a penist.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Apr 2, 2022 9:52 AM

Khomeini

Khomeini was comforably ensconced in Paris prior to his installation. One of global capital’s main capitals. He was flown to Teheran in a chartered Air France 747. During the bloody 8 year war with Iraq he was provided with vast amounts of arms and spares and other support by Israel and the West. Teheran based Israeli technicians kept the Iranian Air Force flying through the war.

Edwige
Edwige
Apr 2, 2022 10:21 AM

The Anglo-American establishment has run so-called fundamentalism since at least the 1920s. Kim Philby’s father ran the operation to set up Saudi Arabia.

Edwige
Edwige
Apr 2, 2022 10:24 AM
Reply to  Edwige

In addition, the “Iranian hostage crisis” looks like a staged op:

1) CIA operatives were tipped off and got out before the hostages were taken.
2) The parading of blindfolded hostages looks like a freemasonic ceremony.
3) The “crisis” ended after 444 days.

Jeff Carmack
Jeff Carmack
Apr 2, 2022 9:47 AM

From contrast in media coverage to unification in media coverage….The James Webb Space Telescope is the web method by which large numbers of people may be led and caught to believe….

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Apr 2, 2022 8:35 AM

Using the double speak practically invented by Orwell it is worth commenting in this connexion.

”All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts. A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage – torture, use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians – with does not change its moral colour when it is committed by OUR side.”

Notes on Nationalism – George Orwell 1945.

Yep it seems that nothing changes.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Apr 2, 2022 9:53 AM
Reply to  Donald Duck

Plus 100.

Edwige
Edwige
Apr 2, 2022 10:19 AM
Reply to  Donald Duck

Orwell had certainly changed his tune from 1941 and ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’, a hymn to British nationalism.

Perhaps the difference was in 1941 the Brits needed to be persuaded to keep fighting and in 1945 the agenda had switched to getting the UK into a unified Europe and other globalist bodies.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Apr 2, 2022 3:09 PM
Reply to  Donald Duck

+1

Benton
Benton
Apr 2, 2022 8:33 AM

Humanities real problem is not the few ruling sociopaths, it is the semi-retarded majority.

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Apr 2, 2022 8:19 AM

It’s OK when we do it!
Level of hypocrisy is astounding.
Sheep on SM are lapping it up.
Championing their own demise…

Johnny
Johnny
Apr 2, 2022 7:45 AM

The Top Turds learned their lesson during the rape and ruination of Vietnam.
Storms of bombs, Agent Orange, Napalm, razed villages, thousands of body bags and thousands of soldiers with mental breakdowns.
All there for public consumption.
No more.
War is now managed by PR sociopaths and their masters.
In your hand or on your mega TV.

Edwige
Edwige
Apr 2, 2022 10:15 AM
Reply to  Johnny

Thousands of soldiers turned into drug addicts, all part of the business plan. Alfred McCoy sussed it – and the CIA ran a disinfo campaign to discredit him as a result.

Johnny
Johnny
Apr 2, 2022 10:25 AM
Reply to  Edwige

It’s war against the working class Edwige.
It takes many forms.
Junk jobs, hovel homes, shitty suburbs and schools, dirty drugs, devious distractions and cannon fodder.
Proof, that psychopaths rule.

Calif guy
Calif guy
Apr 2, 2022 6:48 AM

An additional difference with Yemen is that the war in Ukraine has so many people calling fake on it. Anyone see the Brit guy on YouTube who traveled to Kiev during the time it was supposedly the scene of heavy fighting and saw no sign of it. Maybe the guy was playing games but it appeared authentic.

mls
mls
Apr 2, 2022 10:19 AM
Reply to  Calif guy

I saw it. And I’m one of those calling the war fake. I am not wedded to this and am willing to be proved wrong if someone can produce the type of evidence for real war we are used to seeing in eg Yemen.