The War You Never Heard Of
August 25, 2019
I have recently returned from a war zone in a place many have never heard of. Unknown thousands have been killed since 2014, the very same year of the Trade Union Hall massacre in Odessa, Ukraine and the coup in Kiev orchestrated by the United States.
Since that time, Ukraine has been engaged in a violent civil war and become a completely failed state run by right wing factions and neonazis that make up part of the current government headed by a television comedian, Volodymyr Zelensky.
Fearful that Crimea, then under the jurisdiction of Kiev, would suffer the same violence and upheaval, the people of Crimea voted in a referendum to return to Russia where it had belonged since the mid 1700’s under Catherine The Great. More than 96% of all Crimeans voted to return to Russia, and Russia quickly accepted the request to return.
The real reason Russia took Crimea back into the fold was because the city of Sevastopol had been the home port of the Russian Navy since the time of Catherine The Great and there was no way that Russia could allow NATO and the US to take over that base. Seeing a coup on her immediate border in Ukraine, orchestrated by the US, along with NATO and the US conducting war games along her western borders and in several of the former soviet republics, losing Sevastopol was something Russia could not and would not let that happen.
To make matters worse for Russia, President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the INF treaty banning short range missiles and has installed these missiles in Romania and Poland which can reach Moscow in ten minutes. Because of this change in U.S. policy, President Putin has ordered the various ministries “to analyze the American threat and to take exhaustive measures to prepare a reciprocal response.”
The treat of a nuclear exchange is more serious today than during the thirteen days in October 1962 when the U.S. and Russia squared off over Russian missiles in Cuba.
And this brings me to my visit to the Donbass region in Eastern Ukraine on Russia’s western border, inhabited by ethnic Russians. Just as Crimeans were unwilling to remain under the fascist government in Kiev, the people of the Donbass region also did not wish to remain part of Ukraine and requested to become part of Russia.
When the Kremlin refused to take the Donbass region into the federation as it had done with Crimea, the people of Lugansk and Donetsk formed their own independent republics: The People’s Republic of Lugansk and the People’s Republic of Donetsk.
The war in Ukraine has been and is between rival factions, armies controlled by a handful of oligarchs who have been fighting for control of the country. The war in Donbass is an extension of that oligarch civil war, some of whom are backed by the U.S.
In reality, it is part of a larger geopolitical chess game to destabilize and balkanize Russia and for total control of the planet. The goal is for a unipolar world, controlled by a very small handful of ultra rich bankers and old families, and enforced by the strongest military the world has ever known: the war machine of the United States of America.
The pattern can be seen everywhere today, with the U.S. promoting color revolutions, orchestrating coups, imposing sanctions, and conducting wars directly or by proxy armies in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Russia to name just a few. Clearly, America, the exceptional nation, is at war with the rest of the world.
The film I am working on will attempt to shed light on a violent and deadly war in the Donbass region where thousands of innocent people have been slaughtered. In the city of Lugansk, people had to walk over thousands of dead bodies, decaying in the summer heat. The dead were buried in a mass grave on the outskirts of the city. Thousands more were killed in the city of Donetsk.
I visited both Lugansk and Donetsk this month to see for myself and to learn from the people there what has happened since 2014. These people are not separatists, but rather defenders of their land, homes, history, culture, language and families from fascism and neonazi mercenaries.
Here is a short clip from the city of Lugansk showing some of the destruction from the massive and unrelenting shelling by the Ukrainian National Guard and the right wing, Nazi Azov battalion.
I will report what I have seen and learned in my search for the truth. My reporting will not be “balanced.” The western media has been repeating their side of the story day in and day out for years. I will present the side of the story we are not permitted to hear, just as I have done in my previous films. It is up to the audience, in as much as you are able, to analyze, judge and decide for yourselves.
Thanks to all of you who contributed to this fourth trip to Russia in search of the truth. Should you wish to continue your support, you can donate here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=vGsQUr2L5Kwo3mIFgwxTyZnqQw02ZQOB-qsWUgHaH-V8wJJ3WrBdem6qsaNo9TZZC9fqvW&country.x=US&locale.x=US
Thank you for your support,
Reporting from Yalta, Crimea, Russian Federation