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Emrys

Emrys's Journal
Emrys's Journal
April 16, 2023

I find it very hard to believe someone on DU is defending a self-proclaimed genocidal regime.

Here's a Twitter feed you might benefit from taking a look at: https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews

Davis is widely respected, and compiles footage from Russian TV shows where the pundits compete with each other to be more blatantly xenophobic and murderous than each other. They include some of the most popular state-sponsored Russian current affairs shows, hosted by figures like propagandists Vladimir Solovyov and Olga Skabeeva, and featuring Russia Today's editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan among other barking mad nihilistic would-be war criminals.

Might the risposte be "They're just TV shows"? Nothing appears about current affairs on Russian TV without at least the tacit approval of Putin's regime.

If you do bother to check out Davis's feed, you'll see that Tucker Carlson features heavily as he's a favourite Western voice among the Russian propagandists. I'd beware that your own justifications and defences of Russia's war in Ukraine don't stray too far into the territory Carlson's claimed as his own.

Here are just a few tastes of the coverage from recent days:

https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/1645203607648718848

Julia Davis
@JuliaDavisNews

For those who may not have realized that gov't officials and Putin's pet propagandists actually meant what they've been saying on Russian state TV — for years! Their openly genocidal rhetoric matches their imperial mindset.


https://twitter.com/carlbildt/status/1644748315634946056

Carl Bildt
@carlbildt

A brutal honesty in this message from the 🇷🇺 Kremlin - 🇺🇦 should be erased from the map. A country that’s chairing the 🇺🇳 Security Council this month simply denies another country its right to exist. I think this is unique in the annals of international behavior in modern times.

https://twitter.com/tassagency_en/status/1644694856239906817

TASS
@tassagency_en

Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev believes that no-one in the world needs Ukraine, therefore it will cease to exist, he said in his post on social media:
https://bit.ly/3GrctI2



The full version of Medvedev's post that's being discussed:

https://twitter.com/MedvedevRussiaE/status/1644669039095037953

Dmitry Medvedev
@MedvedevRussiaE

WHY WILL UKRAINE DISAPPEAR? BECAUSE NOBODY NEEDS IT

1. Europe doesn’t need Ukraine. The forced support of the Nazi regime, by the American mentor’s order, has put Europeans into a financial and political inferno. All for the sake of bandera’s unterukraine, that even the snobby, insolent Polacks don’t take for a valid country, and time and again toss in the issue of its western areas anschluss. There’s a nice perspective ahead: to permanently put the nouveau-Ukrainian blood-sucking parasites on the decrepit EU’s arthritis-crippled neck. That’ll be the final fall of Europe, once majestic, but robbed off by degeneration.

2. The US doesn’t need Ukraine. True, the military and sanction campaigns are attempted for PR by political blabbermouths, who long ago attested to their impotence and imbecility. Average Americans don’t understand what “Ukraine” is, and where “it” is. Most of them won’t show this “power” on the map on the first take. Why won’t the US establishment focus on inflation and job issues, or emergencies in their home States, instead of a country 404, unbeknownst to them? Why does so much dough go across the ocean?

Sooner or later, they’ll ask for that. Then, storming of the Capitol in January 2021 would seem like scout games.

3. Africa and Latin America don’t need Ukraine. The hundreds of millions spent by US on pointless fights in Ukraine, could finance many development programmes for Latin American and African states.

Latin America is gringos’ backyard – that’s what they’ve been rubbing in for decades. Africa’s had its share of suffering from the genocide, and colonial dependence, imposed by former western slave traders. That’s why the people of African huts and Latin American favelas ask a very reasonable question: for their former suffering and present-day loyalty, why is somebody else rewarded – very, very far away?

4. Asia doesn’t need Ukraine. By Russia’s example, they see “colour” technologies at work to eradicate the largest competing powers. They understand what scenario the America-led collective West has for them if they disobey. “Help us to overcome Russia, and we’ll soon come to you”, the utterly brazen Western leaders tell them. Such gigantic countries as India, China, and other Asia-Pacific states face the big enough challenge of post-pandemic economic recovery, let aside the drugged clowns, with their whining for aid.

“We are not interested in you”, Asia tells their messengers, responding to the calls to support Ukraine and confine Russia. The country, geopolitically many times closer to Asian powers, the one that historically has proven itself a reliable strategic partner. Do Asian giants need such headache coming from former colonisers?

5. Russia doesn’t need Ukraine. A threadbare quilt, torn, shaggy, and greasy. The new Malorossiya of 1991 is made up of the artificially cut territories, many of which are indigenously Russian, separated by accident in the 20th century. Millions of our compatriots live there, harassed for years by the Nazi Kiev regime. It is them who we defend in our special military operation, relentlessly eradicating the enemy. We don’t need unterukraine. We need Big Great Russia.

6. Finally, its own citizens don’t need the Nazi-headed Ukraine. That’s why out of 45 million people there’re only some 20 million remaining. That’s why those who stayed want to leave for any place: the hated Poland, EU, NATO, to be America’s 51nd state. Joining the Antarctic with its pinguins will also be fine. As long as it’s quiet, and the food’s good. The ruling junta’s criminal ambitions forced Ukrainians to beg and roam around the countries and continents, searching for a better life. All that is for an obscure European perspective. Or rather, to let the harlequin in a khaki tricot and his band of thievish Nazi clowns to put the money stolen from the West into their offshore accounts. Would ordinary Ukrainians need that?

Nobody on this planet needs such a Ukraine. That’s why it will disappear


Maybe you missed Putin's addresses last year and earlier this one when he repeatedly set out his aim to return Russia's borders to some historical idyll where Russia is still a mighty empire. His actions and those of his armed forces indicate this is much more than a rhetorical stance.

The fact that it's deranged doesn't make it less sinister or indefensible.

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