Where To Find Reporting And Analysis To Offset Propaganda On Ukraine

Twitter quickly removed two tweets of mine last week calling attention to some useful sources of truthful analysis of the potentially nuclear confrontation between U.S./NATO proxy Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Probably someone reported my tweets, but we’ll never know because social media censorship is mostly opaque. 

Of course I kept trying. Here’s the tweet:

Reposting some of the more sane, though alarming, observations on the war in Ukraine this week:

From Peter Vanhoutte: A friend of mine published a few days a go a map of Eastern Europe with all NATO-bases on it on facebook. This was immediately removed by a so-called fact checker. This is a frightening development. We are not allowed to know anymore the military builld-up on the Western side, only the Russian military is public. As a former journalist, I wonder why we are not allowed to see the two sides of the current problem and critically analyze them.  Even for a mediated solution, a balanced approach to and understanding of both sides is necessary. And in the end, the creation of a neutral zone between east and west will certainly help to lower the tensions. 

From John Pilger: Western Democracies Have Mutated into Propagandists for War and Conflict

Vladimir Putin refers to the “genocide” in the eastern Donbas region of Ukraine. Following the coup in Ukraine in 2014—orchestrated by Barack Obama’s “point person” in Kyiv, Victoria Nuland—the coup regime, infested with neo-Nazis, launched a campaign of terror against Russian-speaking Donbas, which accounts for a third of Ukraine’s population.

Overseen by CIA director John Brennan in Kyiv, “special security units” coordinated savage attacks on the people of Donbas, who opposed the coup. Video and eyewitness reports show bussed fascist thugs burning the trade union headquarters in the city of Odessa, killing 41 people trapped inside. The police are standing by. Obama congratulated the “duly elected” coup regime for its “remarkable restraint.”

From Bruce Gagnon: 

Who funded the RAND Corp study on regime change in Russia?

The infamous RAND Corporation has created a study calling for the break-up of Russia. The plan is now being implemented by the US-UK-NATO. See the study here.

The pie chart above (click on it for a better view) details where RAND gets its funding. Should be no surprise to see that the vast majority of the money comes from the Department of Defense, US Army, Air Force, Homeland Security and other government agencies.

It is my opinion, based on these and other obvious facts, that the current international effort to militarily encircle Russia and take them down – is being envisioned and organized by the US war machine.

In addition is the unrelenting corporate media brainwashing of the American and European people to support this regime change effort now underway. 

Since 2007 Russia has been pleading with US-UK-NATO to agree to a negotiated security program for all of Europe that would end NATO expansion and would return to serious negotiations to ban weapons in space, cyber war, and return to nuclear weapons reduction talks. The US has refused all of these offers for stability.

Moscow understands what the western corporate-run governments intend – regime change and the breaking up of Russia into smaller nations that would then give resource extraction companies access to the vast resources along the Arctic Sea zone.

The US use of Ukraine as a tool to destabilize Russia is spelled out in the Rand study where they say:

Providing lethal aid to Ukraine would exploit Russia’s greatest point of external vulnerability….Undermining Russia’s image abroad would focus on diminishing Russian standing and influence, thus undercutting regime claims of restoring Russia to its former glory. Further sanctions, the removal of Russia from non-UN international forums, and boycotting such events as the World Cup could be implemented by Western states and would damage Russian prestige.

NATO endless war council

So the evidence is abundant if one is serious about cutting through the media demonization and the western military encirclement of Russia. But the willingness to seek the truth and to stand against the wave of American ‘exceptionalist’ propaganda is more than most are prepared to face.

Sadly far to many in the US (even in the progressive movement) know little to nothing about the full story.  And even more sadly, many don’t appear to be that interested in finding the truth. 

Let’s hope that changes before it is too late.


If you’ve made it this far, consider this:

Maybe four years of the Russiagate nonsense was intended to set up U.S. public support for the coup regime aligned with neo-Nazis in Ukraine?

Maybe the public health crisis we’re in now is intended to set up public support for a future war on China, once their ally Russia has been regime-changed?

What The Corporate Press Fails To Tell Us About Ukraine

Protesters in Kiev at the U.S. embassy (Source: Bruce Gagnon)

Reposting my friend Bruce Gagnon’s excellent update which contains some images and information that you will not see in the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, CNN, and the rest of the corporate press. These media outlets lied us into war in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan. Hot on the heels of four years of fabricating the Russiagate story, would they lie us into war with Russia? You bet they would.

Source: Bruce Gagnon

February 5 protests across the U.S. a success

Photo credit: Bob Klotz

Here is a brief update on the latest information:

o Increasingly more and more people and peace groups in the U.S. are speaking out to try to stop Washington from pushing Ukraine-Russia (and maybe all of us) into WW III. On February 5 protests like the one just above (in Mid-coast Maine) were held in more than 75 communities across the nation.

o The photo above reveals (never reported in the corporate media) that 150,000 Ukrainian troops (trained, armed and directed by US-UK-NATO) are at the ‘line of contact’ near the Russian-ethnic region (inside Ukraine) called the Donbass (red on the map). Ukraine is repeatedly shelling the Donbass region trying to draw Russia into a full-blown war.

o The photos below are Ukrainian protests in front of the US Embassy in the capital city of Kiev. They reveal that there are many inside Ukraine that do not see the US-UK-NATO military operations since the 2014 U.S. orchestrated coup d’Ă©tat as a positive.

o Ukraine’s President Zelensky has just blocked and banned the 6th anti-Zelensky TV channel in the last 12 months. So much for democracy from the Nazi-backed regime in Kiev.

o Inside Russia there are growing fears that the US-UK-NATO will implement a tried-and-true ‘false flag’ event that could then be blamed on Moscow. Don’t forget that the US has used false flags in the past (like the Gulf of Tonkin to ramp up Vietnam war).

o Russia continues to say that it has no intention of invading Ukraine. But if Donbass or Crimea are hit by the Ukrainian army then there would likely be a response.

o In recent days the U.S. forced the Slovakian government to allow the Pentagon to set up a base inside that country despite major protests. So clearly the U.S. is using this current Ukraine situation to expand its military operations inside Eastern Europe – the exact opposite of what Russia has demanded. It’s a spit in Russia’s face.

o An international call has gone out for peace activists to use the slogan ‘Disband NATO’ as much as possible. Washington (and allies) promised then President Gorbachev, at the time of the dissolution of the former Soviet Union, that the alliance would not expand ‘one inch’ toward Russia. Clinton broke the promise with his ‘NATO Enhancement’ and today NATO in on the Russian borders. How is Moscow to react?

Protests outside the U.S. embassy in Kiev

Source: Bruce Gagnon

The banners in Kiev speak for themselves.

Ukranian activists demand the U.S. return home

You’d never know that there we anti-American protests at the U.S. embassy in Kiev by listening to western corporate-run media. All we get is the opposite. We daily hear that Ukraine is united and ready to defend themselves against the Russian bear.

At the same time we hear that NATO is united – rarely a word about Croatia, Hungary, France, Germany and other NATO members urging peace and rejecting getting involved in any war.