Russian Aid – The Real Story In East Ukraine

These are some of the stories you will never read, see or hear in Western media.

‘I regret Russian aid convoy issue became highly-politicized’ – UN humanitarian chief

Russian humanitarian aid distribution begins in E. Ukraine

Solace for the struggling: E. Ukrainians without water, food crave Russian aid

Mission completed: Moscow confirms delivery of aid to E. Ukraine, trucks return to Russia

Putin to Merkel: Further delays of aid delivery to Ukraine would have been unacceptable

Lavrov: Russia to send another humanitarian convoy to Ukraine

Kiev ‘gave up on us’: Ukrainian commander tells why 400 troops escaped into Russia

OSCE monitors and journos come under shelling from Ukraine at Russian border

‘Complicity in genocide’: Russian MP slams US collaboration with Ukraine National Guard

Reports of Russia’s military build-up on Ukraine border groundless – Moscow

 

And here are some of the reasons why that is.

‘Kiev, US propaganda war leave little motive to let Russian aid in’

Russia fears Kiev trying to destroy implicating MH17 evidence

‘US dictating terms of EU foreign policy on Ukraine’

 

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All Quiet On The Eastern Front

It has been quiet for a while hasn’t it?  Ukraine somehow fell off the front page news list. The Kiev Theatre Company and its supporting cast Obama, Abbott & Co, having been laughed off the stage for their last little fairy tale sketch about destroying an invading Russian convoy, haven’t in recent days come up with any new lies.

Russia meanwhile, having got fed up of waiting in the wings quietly while their ethnic neighbours have been ruthlessly pounded and pummelled by the US backed neo-nazis in Ukraine behind the scenes, have now marched onto centre stage with their aid convoy for the beleaguered folk of Eastern Ukraine.

Oh, come on, let’s call it what it is. Not Eastern Ukraine, but DPR, the Donetsk Peoples Republic, because that is what it is, just that it hasn’t so far been recognised as such.

There is also another one around Luhansk.  Let’s call that the LPR, the Luhansk Peoples Republic, and this is where the convoy is headed first.  Presumably because that is where it is most needed.  I expect that these two republics eventually will join together into something like the East Ukraine Peoples Republic or the Little Russia Peoples Republic. The actual name doesn’t matter. The split of Ukraine somewhere down the middle, does. And the recognition of such split, does.

Meanwhile, centre stage, having neatly bypassed any contact with Ukrainian border posts, or totally ignoring them, with warnings to anybody who might think otherwise not to interfere with what they are doing, the Russians have effectively disempowered any attempt to whinge and whine about it from the West.  It has already happened.  What’s to whinge & whine about, now? 

Not that this situational accomplishment has deterred The Bishop (Julie) from feebly bleating out some ridiculous nonsense before checking with her brain whether that would be a wise or sane thing to do.  But that is par for the course with our nutty leaders.  The same goes for a nameless US representative spouting something similar in this shared article (shared only because it is a convenient link to promote my editorial post, since even the ABC these days can’t report anything sensible but tends to faithfully follow the party line).  Whatever.  It is all a bit passé now, isn’t it?  It already having happened.

If this is a Russian invasion, then it is a very quiet one …so far.  Chess Master Vlad. V. Putin still has the game under control and appears to be making all the right moves.  But then, the team of hopefuls sitting on the other side of the game-board does not present much in the way of competition, does it?

Here We Go Again…

I have been trying to avoid commenting on the Ukraine affair for a while because while the earlier lies and innuendo about Russian involvement emanating from Kiev, Washington, NATO, London, Canberra and elsewhere, have not been admitted to be such by these sources, nor a single one of them proven to be true, but there has been an absence of further such nonsense from the West recently.

I even let the ridiculous notion of Russian soldiers hiding in White humanitarian aid trucks slide by without comment.  But this latest farce, reported by Kiev, re-bleated by all of the usual suspects aforementioned, and also corroborated by The Guardian: and the Telegraph, without a single shred of evidence, just cannot be ignored.  Journos without cameras?  In a War zone?  Except on the Russian side of the border?  What?  Who are they kidding?

Even the silly and vacuous idea that Russia would conduct an invasion fielding just 23 unsupported armoured vehicles is beyond comprehension.  Leave alone the concept that Ukraine’s incompetent military is capable of destroying them (without the aid of the many US mercenaries and ‘military advisers’ that are already there) if they did actually exist and did cross the border.  Whatever think-tanks came up with such ludicrous proposals are obviously fast running out of ideas and resorting to conjuring up phantoms.  Is that really the best that Western propagandists can do?  Still, I guess whatever they say doesn’t have to make much sense to convince a population more interested in Angry Birds (or whatever has replaced that) than reality.

None of this augurs well for our future. 

I am not saying that Russia will not eventually invade Eastern Ukraine to secure the safety of the Russian speaking population of that country, from the rabid neo-nazi led campaign of destruction being waged against them.  I think such action is highly likely and not too far away.  I also think such action would be entirely justified. 

The only lasting way to settle this is for America to butt out and for Ukraine to be ethnically split into two separate countries aligned along the corresponding regional or district borders. Euro leaners, to the left; Russian speakers, to the right.

Added After Publication:

Now, let me make this clear, I am not a ‘commie’ or a ‘Russian lover’, although I do admit that I have a certain admiration for the considerable political leadership skills displayed by Vladimir Putin as compared to the feeble efforts produced by any section of the Western Block of nations in recent times. I am apolitical on these issues, seeking only to create a perspective of objectivity unclouded by baseless reporting from any source.

I am also fully aware that Mr Putin is no candidate for sainthood, but no less so than those who seek to taint his efforts through misleading propaganda while pursuing their own unscrupulous agendas for political advantage. 

I am also very uncomfortable that both my nation of birth and my chosen nation are taking part in this co-conspiracy of such obvious and misguided untruths, directed to harm and hinder the rights of Russia to quietly maintain its own position and influence in global affairs, solidly based on that nation’s size, history and cultural development, and to protect the interests of its ethnic diaspora wherever they exist.  Does not the West also demand that same right?

There is room on this planet for all extant cultures to exist in harmony, within the limits of its population carrying capacity.  The very last thing we need is a world government based on and dominated by any single political, economic or religion based philosophy.  Would you like to live in a United States of the World, a United World Kingdom, a European World Union, a Russian World Federation, a Chinese Socialist World System or even an Islamic or Christian World State?  I don’t think so.  There is no great sense of ‘Freedom’ in any of those systems, yet remove those political systems and the basic, local, cultural needs of all of the world’s peoples are very similar.