Once again, and as usual, the West has got it totally, one hundred per cent wrong, over the Ukraine. Once again the Western media outlets have been reporting half-truths, mistruths and barefaced lies, once again the West's foreign policy is dictated by the lobbies which control its politicians. Ukraine is yet another feather in a western imperialist cap dripping with blood.
Let us start by paying homage to those five thousand-plus souls who have lost their lives in this conflict, let us remember the families who have lost their sons and in Donbass, let us remember the babies, boys, girls, women and elderly murdered by callous and inhumane terrorist strikes by the Ukrainian pro-Kiev armed forces, loyal to "president" Poroshenko.
Let us remember that the entire sorry spectacle was launched in February last year when a coup took place in Kiev, let us remember that many of the protesters who lost their lives were not killed by the security forces but rather by agents provocateurs on the fifth and sixths floors of Hotel Ukraine, firing on the police to provoke a reaction and firing on the crowds to incriminate the police.
Let us remember that a full investigation into this false flag event which sparked the uprising forcing the democratically elected President, Viktor Yanukovich, to remove himself to save lives, was not forthcoming, let us remember that under the Ukrainian Constitution, President Yanukovich was elected democratically in a free and fair election, and let us remember that his removal disrespected the said Constitution. Not one single legal mechanism for the President's removal was in force.
Let us remember that the people of Donbass took up arms to defend themselves after calls for the death of Russians and Jews on the streets of Kiev, let us remember that the Chief Rabbi of Kiev stated that the Jews in this city were under threat, let us remember the anti-Russian edicts issued by the illegal Putschist parliament and let us remember the massacres of civilians by forces loyal to Putschist Kiev.
Civilians were massacred in Mariupol, civilians were massacred in Slaviansk, civilians were massacred in Odessa, civilians were massacred in Donetsk. They were massacred by armed psychopaths, fascists, torturers and murderers unleashed by those with ties to the new "government" in Kiev. Donbass citizens had one choice: fight back or be murdered.
These massacres were mumbled about for a day or so in the Western media and then the story was dropped, as the citizens of Donbass organized themselves, armed themselves and fought back against an increasingly demoralized Ukrainian pro-Kiev armed force which had lost the stomach for a fight basically because the boys sent to slaughter their fellow Ukrainians refused to fire on women and children. Today, under "president" Poroshenko, these boys can be shot by a firing squad... for refusing to murder women and children.
Certain brigades of the pro-Kiev Junta forces manned their lines with fascists and foreign mercenaries and are today shelling the civilians around Donetsk. Even Sky News has gone behind the lines on the Russian-speaking side and shown that the shelling is coming into civilian areas. The idiots in the international media claim that it is "Russians" shelling their own side. The only ones ever shelling and murdering civilians are the forces of NATO and its puppets.
These are the same idiots who claimed that President Assad was using chemical weapons against his own soldiers, they are the same idiots who claimed the Muammar Qathafi was bombing his own residential areas, they are the same idiots who claimed that Saddam Hussein was procuring nuclear weapons from Nigeria, they are the same idiots who claimed that the Albanian UÇK were not terrorists and were not raping girls, cutting heads off Serbs and trafficking human organs from living bodies.
Idiots, and purveyors of sheer evil. Callous commentators of crime, packaging Western massacres as "incidents" which garner a few lines in a newspaper or three minutes of the news then disappear; then let us apply the FUKUS law to their reporting.
The FUKUS law (France-UK-US) basically means that whatever the Western media says, you turn it on its head and inside out and the more you do this, the nearer to the truth you get. So when they deny Fascist massacres took place in Mariupol, Slaviansk, Odessa and Donetsk, one can be sure they did.
It means when they claim that thousands of Russian troops are pouring over the border every day, complete with tanks, they are not. If they were, the fight would have been over within two days. If they were, we would have satellite photos which today can photograph a matchbox, when all we have had to date is a puerile snapshop of Matchbox toy vehicles on plastic grass. Remember the vial of anthrax proving Saddam had WMD? Remember the "document" with forged signatures "proving" that Saddam was buying Uranium from "Nigeria"? Remember the sexed up document copied and pasted from the Net from a decade before "proving" Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction existed?
Perhaps if someone started telling the truth, the bloodshed would end. Fact: The West wanted Russia's Crimea bases, just as the West wanted Russia's Syrian base at Tartus. Fact: The European Union wanted Ukraine to sign an agreement which would have compromised Ukraine's youth and jobs, agriculture, fisheries and industry for decades to come, that is why President Yanukovich did not sign it. Fact: Ukraine has massive quantities of shale gas. Fact: Hunter Biden, the son of US Vice-President Joe Biden, is advisor today to Ukraine's energy corporation (ah, so THAT's what it is about).
Fact: Fascist massacres occurred, perpetrated by forces close to Kiev. Fact: Donbass had to protect itself. Fact: the forces fighting the Fascists are Russian-speaking Ukrainian citizens, not "pro-Russian rebels" or "Russian soldiers". Fact: there are some people fighting against Fascists in Ukraine who are not from Donbass, just as there are some people fighting against them on the side of Kiev who are not from Ukraine. English is one of many languages overheard in intercepted messages among "Ukrainian Junta Force" soldiers.
Fact: the West is using Ukraine as a means to weaken Russia as a prelude to an attempt to occasion a change of government in Moscow before a grab is made for Russia's resources. They have been trying this since 1917. Fact: they will never succeed. Russia saw this before, from Napoleon. Russia saw this before, from Hitler.
Fact: The West is more deeply involved in Ukraine than Russia. All Moscow wanted was for Russian-speaking Ukrainians to be respected and protected. All the Russian-speaking Ukrainians wanted was some form of autonomy inside a united Ukraine. The West, and Kiev, in their utter stupidity, made that extremely difficult.
I finish where I started, paying respect to those who have lost their lives, and their families and loved ones. Let us hope the West for once stays out and minds its own business and let us hope Poroshenko will for once behave like a President and not like a pariah. Given his own family history, this is improbable and given the West's history of imperialism, hypocrisy and intrusion, this is unlikely.
The only hope for peace is yet again for Moscow to show the world how it is done with statesmanship, leadership, providing an example and proving once again why President Putin has such a massively high popularity rating not only inside Russia but around the world, in countries that count, of course. This does not include the FUKUS Axis, today considered with hatred, derision and total disrespect as the pariahs of the international community. They have lost any credibility their foreign policy ever had, if indeed it did.
*Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey has worked as a correspondent, journalist, deputy editor, editor, chief editor, director, project manager, executive director, partner and owner of printed and online daily, weekly, monthly and yearly publications, TV stations and media groups printed, aired and distributed in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal, Mozambique and São Tomé and Principe Isles; the Russian Foreign Ministry publication Dialog and the Cuban Foreign Ministry Official Publications. He has spent the last two decades in humanitarian projects, connecting communities, working to document and catalog disappearing languages, cultures, traditions, working to network with the LGBT communities helping to set up shelters for abused or frightened victims and as Media Partner with UN Women, working to foster the UN Women project to fight against gender violence and to strive for an end to sexism, racism and homophobia. He is also a Media Partner of Humane Society International, fighting for animal rights.