When you just get the facts lined up, things look clearer.
Moon of Alabama: The Bucha Provocation
The Bucha 'Russian' atrocities propaganda onslaught may have worked well in the 'west' but it lacks evidence that Russia had anything to do with it.
The former Indian ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar calls it an outright fake...
..Even more surprising is that within minutes of the “breaking news”, western leaders — heads of state, foreign ministers, former politicians — popped up with statements duly kept ready and only based on the videos, seconds-long videos and a clutch of photos, ready to pour accusations. No expert opinion was sought, no forensic work was done, no opportunity given to the accused to be heard...
(Detailed Bucha timeline with links is included in this article.)
Gonzalo Lira, who is in Karkiv, has previously directed a professionally made movie. In this video he asserts that the main 'Russian' atrocity video, which shows cars driving down a street strewn with dead bodies, is of a professional high production quality that can only be achieved with high end equipment. He also remarks on additional evidence from the scenes that points to a false flag operation.Lira comes to the conclusion that the Azov Nazis have killed some people in Bucha that had been too friendly with the Russian 'occupiers' and are now blaming Russia for it.
Azov gangs are known for such atrocities. Based on the above timeline I concur with Lira's conclusion.
Questions Abound About Bucha Massacre, Joe Lauria
If there were to be a serious probe, one of the first places an investigator would begin is to map out a timeline of events.
Last Wednesday, all Russian forces left Bucha, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
This was confirmed on Thursday by a smiling Anatolii Fedoruk, the mayor of Bucha, in a video on the Bucha City Council official Facebook page. The translated post accompanying the video says:
“March 31 – the day of the liberation of Bucha. This was announced by Bucha Mayor Anatolii Fedoruk. This day will go down in the glorious history of Bucha and the entire Bucha community as a day of liberation by the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the Russian occupiers.”All of the Russian troops are gone", and yet there is no mention of a massacre. The beaming Fedoruk says it is a “glorious day” in the history of Bucha, which would hardly be the case if hundreds of dead civilians littered the streets around Fedoruk.
“Russian Defence Ministry denied accusations by the Kiev regime of the alleged killing of civilians in Bucha, Kiev Region. Evidence of crimes in Bucha appeared only on the fourth day after the Security Service of Ukraine and representatives of Ukrainian media arrived in the town. All Russian units completely withdrew from Bucha on March 30, and ‘not a single local resident was injured’ during the time when Bucha was under the control of Russian troops,” the Russian MOD said in a post on Telegram... What happened then on Friday and Saturday? As pointed out in a piece by Jason Michael McCann on Standpoint Zero, The New York Times was in Bucha on Saturday and did not report a massacre.....The Times said reporters found the bodies of six civilians. “It was unclear under what circumstances they had died, but the discarded packaging of a Russian military ration was lying beside one man who had been shot in the head,” the paper said... In Bucha, the Times was close to the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, whose soldiers appear in the newspaper’s photographs. In his piece, McCann suggests that Azov may responsible for the killings:
“Something very interesting then happens on [Saturday] 2 April, hours before a massacre is brought to the attention of the national and international media. The US and EU-funded Gorshenin Institute online [Ukrainian language] site Left Bank announced that:
‘Special forces have begun a clearing operation in the city of Bucha in the Kyiv region, which has been liberated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The city is being cleared from saboteurs and accomplices of Russian forces.’
The Russian military has by now completely left the city, so this sounds for all the world like reprisals.....[Friday], Ekaterina Ukraintsiva, representing the town council authority, appeared on an information video on the Bucha Live Telegram page wearing military fatigues and seated in front of a Ukrainian flag to announce ‘the cleansing of the city.’ She informed residents that the arrival of the Azov battalion did not mean that liberation was complete (but it was, the Russians had fully withdrawn), and that a ‘complete sweep’ had to be performed.”
Ukraintsiva was speaking a day after the mayor had said the town was liberated.
By Sunday morning, the world learned of the massacre of hundreds of people.
Press Briefing by Permanent Representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia on the situation in the town of Bucha
The gentleman states that the Russian delegation formally requested a UN Security Council meeting on Monday afternoon, and requested it more than 24 hours in advance, and has been denied that meeting to present evidence which completely exculpates Russian military forces in the Bucha killings (and presumably implicates military forces which entered after Russians left). Such meetings have never been denied before. The current UNSC President is from the UK.
There is no need for an investigation or for Russia's "lies" to be aired...
Zelensky Demands Russia Be Expelled From UN Security Council https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/watch-zelenksy-addresses-un-security-council-bucha-mass-killing-allegations
Putin, Xi Open To 'Direct Talks' With Zelensky As Pentagon Fails To Confirm Russian Involvement In Bucha Killings
Gonzalo Lira: “YouTube bans any open discussion about the Bucha false flag” (Maybe Twitter will allow these discussions?)
Ukraine War Update from the Saker Blog (brief excerpt):
The powers that be know that once Mariupol falls, the Russian, Chechen, and DPR forces therein will be freed to immediately begin Phase 2 of the operation. And all indications from my analysis points to the fact that Phase 2 will be much more brutal and swift than what we’ve seen so far, for the following reasons:
Particularly after the pullbacks from Kiev, Sumy, Chirnihiv regions, and the injection of freed Mariupol forces, Russia will have more forces than ever concentrated on a much smaller area of operations. This will have a big compounding effect.
Freed from the constraints of large urban warfare, where the Russian forces are at a disadvantage, they will instead be facing the open plains of the western Donbass and Dnieper regions which favor the Russian force disposition in every way imaginable.
F.S. supplied this link to John Helmer, who got Russian Military Analysts to do analysis and explain the very unusual tactics and techniques used. Part of understanding it is in changing some baseline assumptions. Russia defined the area of battle as extending far into Russia, and had large reserves just inside Russia. Another consideration is that the Ukrainian military had been prepared for 8 years to draw Russia into a long, draining quagmire, like Afghanistan was. The US could be certain of a Russian attack, because the Ukrainian army was prepared to invade Donbass AND Russia. The US miscalculated the Russian and has miscalculated the Russian ability to sustain a conflict, and seems to have overestimated the effects of global financial warfare against Russia above all. The Ruble is valued about where it was valued a month ago, back from the depths, similar to usual. This miscalculation may be the "own goal" for the empire.
HOW TO READ THE WAR IN REVERSE WITHOUT OUTSMARTING YOURSELF
As reported in an interview with The (Rothschild owned) Financial Times (Do look at Ms. Gopinath's hands in the photograph; most expressive.)
IMF Warns That Sanctions Against Russia Threaten To Weaken The Dominance Of The Dollar The recent financial sanctions imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine are threatening to weaken the dominance of the U.S. petrodollar as the world currency, said First Deputy Managing Director Gita Gopinath of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to The Financial Times.
The EnergySkeptic asks, "Is there a Long Emergency Plan for Peak Oil?" All of the emergency plans seem to be for brief disruptions of supply, not the reality of limited and dwindling supplies of the good cheap oil we know and depend upon.This very good historical review goes back to Richard Nixon's plans for America to be "Energy Independent By 1980", remember that?
A very very good interview and transcript about where all that good stuff actually went over the past 50 years, what's left, and what that means for us. (Individual humans can make decisions which governments cannot make.)
Dennis Meadows on the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Limits to Growth, By Richard Heinberg, Dennis Meadows
Charles Hugh Smith, The Global Order Has Cracked
[Note: If your nation is making the wrong choices, you are on your own, as am I.]
Nations that fail to adapt to the end of financialization and globalization will unravel.
..The existing order is breaking down on multiple fronts.
Those who have benefited from this arrangement are doing everything in their power to patch the cracks, while those who chafed under the old order's chains seek a new order that suits their interests.
Two statements summarize the transition from the existing global order to the next iteration:
1. Finance dominated resources in the old order. Now the roles will reverse and real-world resources will dominate finance. We can't "print our way" out of scarcities.
2. Reshuffling currencies and credit will not stop the breakdown of the global order's "waste is growth" Landfill Economy Model.
This makes Russia the good-guy to wealthy financiers who are being robbed of their payments. Tough crowd...
Washington Blocks Russian Dollar Bond Payments In Latest Attempt To Isolate MoscowPer Reuters, the Russian state will no longer be allowed to make dollar debt payments from its accounts at US banks going forward...The most recent stress test came when a $2 billion dollar bond matured Monday...
Donald Trump's Twitter account has been reinstated...
Founder and former CEO, Jack Dorsey is happy about Musk becoming the largest shareholder, board-member and looks forward to less censorship on the platform.
Elon Musk Appointed To Twitter Board Of Directors; Vows To Make "Significant Improvements"
Meryl Nass MD: It's Official! CDC and UK government data reveal the COVID vaccines do not prevent cases, transmission, severe illness or deaths
So what DO they do, and WHY are we using them?
(pictured staining and sealing oak staircase he is building)