The US Department of Justice is Suddenly Interested in War Crimes Committed by Nazis in Donbas

From Buzzfeed. There aren’t any Nazis in Ukraine remember that?

The probe involves seven men but is centered on former Army soldier Craig Lang, who is separately wanted in connection with a double killing in Florida and is fighting extradition from Kyiv.

He (Craig Lang) first came in 2015 to fight with a far-right paramilitary unit, defending the country from Russia-backed forces. And he believed that if he were extradited back to the US, he could face war crimes charges.

“Any separatist or Russian soldier that I have killed would be a murder charge” in the US, Lang, 31, said in his gruff North Carolina drawl. “Understand that some of my fellow combatants are under investigation by the FBI for war crimes.”

It would be extremely rare for the US government to investigate its own citizens for alleged war crimes committed on foreign soil — no one, experts say, has ever been prosecuted, let alone convicted, under the US War Crimes Act. 

But now, BuzzFeed News can reveal that the Department of Justice and the FBI have in fact taken the extraordinary step of investigating a group of seven American fighters, including Lang, under the federal war crimes statute. Authorities suspect that while in eastern Ukraine, Lang and other members of the group allegedly took noncombatants as prisoners, beat them with their fists, kicked them, clobbered them with a sock filled with stones, and held them underwater.

You know, there are people, who have been talking about this for years hoping somebody in the West will listen.

The war crimes investigation was detailed in a DOJ appeal for assistance sent to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine in 2018 along with two Ukrainian documents responding to the appeal the following year. The documents were leaked to an obscure pro-Russian website. BuzzFeed News reviewed and authenticated the documents and interviewed six people, in Kyiv and stateside, with direct knowledge of the US investigation. They include a top Ukrainian law enforcement official; a former Ukrainian National Police official who was involved in gathering information to fulfill the US appeal; and two other people who have assisted the FBI and spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.

That obscure pro-Russian website is UkrLeaks. The owner, Vasily Prozorov, according to my knowledge, was an agent of one of the Ukrainian secret services, who defected to Russia. He has taken many secret documents with him, The man also has a YouTube presence.

BuzzFeed News also interviewed Dalton Kennedy of North Carolina and David Kleman of Georgia, both 24, who had interviews with federal agents and provided proof of those encounters. They, along with Quinn Rickert, 27, of Illinois; Santi Pirtle, 30, of California; Brian Boyenger, 33, of North Carolina; and David Plaster, 37, of Missouri were investigated by the DOJ and FBI in the probe. When they arrived in Ukraine, Lang, Rickert, and Pirtle allegedly joined Right Sector, a volunteer far-right nationalist group that formed in November 2013 and later created a paramilitary force to respond to Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine in spring 2014. Human rights groups have accused Right Sector fighters of abusing and torturing civilians and combatants.

The DOJ — based on video and photo evidence, as well as interviews with some of Lang’s fellow American fighters — says in the documents that Lang was the main instigator of the alleged torture of detainees in eastern Ukraine. In April, BuzzFeed News detailed how Lang became increasingly radicalized while fighting in Ukraine and had ties to white supremacists. He now resides with his Ukrainian partner and their child in Kyiv. He was detained by Ukrainian border guards in August 2019, wears an ankle monitor, and is banned from leaving the country while he fights extradition to Fort Myers to face trial in the 2018 killings of Deana and Serafin “Danny” Lorenzo in Florida. Authorities allege that Lang and another former Army soldier who fought with Right Sector in Ukraine lured the couple to a meeting to buy guns — but instead ambushed them and robbed them of $3,000, used to fund Lang’s foreign fighting adventures.

The DOJ appeal doesn’t make clear whether US authorities had interviewed any alleged victims in Ukraine or confirmed that anyone was killed. But based on the evidence gathered, the DOJ appeal says, the Americans “allegedly committed or participated in torture, cruel or inhuman treatment or murder of persons who did not take (or stopped taking) an active part in hostilities and (or) intentionally inflicted grievous bodily harm on them.”

Roughly 40 other Americans have fought on the Ukrainian side, according to BuzzFeed News’ reporting and expert research. Many are veterans or men who had hoped to join the US military but couldn’t, and wanted to help a democratic ally in its fight against Russia’s aggressive authoritarianism. Others are opportunists who see a shot at a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and a fresh start. And several are combat enthusiasts who hop from war to war

…some are far-right extremists who have set their gaze on Ukraine, a place that has become a destination and training ground for such types in the West. As far-right extremism has risen in the US, so has the interest among American white supremacists in militarized right-wing Ukrainian groups that have had success in growing and mainstreaming their organizations and movements. They include violent neo-Nazis like those from the Rise Above Movement who have gone to Ukraine to meet and train with some of the groups — and then export what they learned to the US.

Unlike Buzzfeed, I personally think that most Westerners, who went to fight for Ukraine were motivated by radical nationalism, or were simply soldiers for hire. I do not think that many are democracy fetishists, who came to help Ukraine from Putler. I mean, the vast majority of Ukrainian volunteer battalions were nazi outfits.

That they were involved in banditry is a common knowledge in interested circles.

What do you Want From Biden?

Dear readers, what a text I have discovered, it almost confirms the message of one of the videos I uploaded to my YouTube channel recently, (check it out if you have a command of Russian and Ukrainian)…

A Ukrainian [person]: My relative lives in the Urals, Russia. And he asks: “What do you want from America and Biden?! I thought a bit and replied…

  1. I want American military bases on Russian borders. In Lugansk, in Donetsk, in Sevastopol, and in Simferopol. That the US 6th fleet may feel at home.
  2. That the strategic aviation may fly, bombers, fighters, tankers… And that the AWACS may fly over and shit on the heads of enemies.
  3. That US nuclear weapons and the boot of the NATO soldier, to the maximum level, so that Putin may shit himself from the anxiety.
  4. That our military may learn from their military, for a fully fledged alliance and bubble gum. You do not have to fight for us, we can fight already. For us, with us does not matter. We need to become frightening so that one would piss himself just from seeing us.
  5. We need Murican judiciary because our judiciary is comatose.
  6. Also, customs and fiscal policy should be transplanted because ours is comatose.
  7. May American capital enter and with their capitalists, managers, technicians. I have worked with Westerners and I have worked with compatriots. I will say, the Americans, the British, the Canadians are welcome. And our pseudo-proletarian dung should learn from them. Blablala…

I hope dear readers, that you liked this little translation. And would you like to defend Ukraine?

Czech Parliamentarian who Supported Me Too gets Me Tooed

Wikipedia has a good summary of the case of Dominik Feri in English:

In May 2021, he was accused of a sexual assault and rape by eight anonymous female students. This story was published by the Czech media after a discussion started by an anonymous Twitter account, where many participants wrote about Feri being offensive and arrogant to women, in many cases directly and promptly offering a sexual intercourse. As the Czech media stated, these alleged assaults and sexual offense cases should have been happening throughout 2015-2020. Many anonymous sources state in the media’s article state that Feri’s behaviour has been a “public secret” for a longer period of time. After the publicity, Feri immediatelly announced his resignation and withdrawal from the 2021 Czech legislative election. The Police have already started an investigation regarding this case.

The funny thing is that Dominik Feri supported MeToo in 2017. Guilty or not, I will just say that many Czech politicians do not have a mind of their own and the Czech interests in mind, and copy any initiative from the United States. That is why we see parliamentarians supporting MeToo. We also have the Mayor of Prague renaming the street on which the Russian Embassy is located in the honour of Boris Nemtsov, an initiative that began in Washington D.C. with the Boris Nemtsov Plaza. We also see Czech senators debating a boycott of the olympics in Beijing next year after a suggestion was made by Nanci Pelosi.

I literally want politicians that have our beautiful country and its interests in mind, and do not copy everything they see in America. I would never cast a vote for these unoriginal lackeys.

Russia Publishes a List of Unfriendly Countries

And there are only two…

The Czech Republic and the United States. For several weeks, Russian authorities have toyed with the idea of compiling a list of countries that engage in unfriendly activities. These countries will have limits on how many Russian citizens they can employ at their diplomatic missions.

The List

…of foreign countries that commit unfriendly acts towards the Russian Federation, Russian citizens, and Russian legal entities, against whom, measures and countermeasures are being adopted in accordance with the Order of the President of thee Russian Federation from 23 April 2021 #243. “

The list of countries committing unfriendly acts is below, with the number of Russian citizens they can employ at their missions indicated to the right. The Americans are allowed 0 Russian employees, the Czechs only 19.

It would be good to give an account of unfriendly actions the Czechs have committed against Russia in recent years…

  1. Russia sanctions in the wake of the MH17 disaster. The Czechs shot themselves in the foot in order to support Ukraine but here they went along with the EU but external control doesn’t excuse them.
  2. The Czech, government funded NGO, Člověk v tísni was caught coaching CIS activists on how to behave at demonstration at a seminar in Yerevan, Armenia. After that it was declared undesirable on the territory of Russia.
  3. The removal of the statue of the Soviet general, Ivan Konev, the true liberator of Prague, and the simultaneous erection of a disgusting monument to Vlasovites of Bunyachenko.
  4. Fake hysteria about a Russian spy/diplomat who has come to the Czech Republic to assassinate Prague’s mayors. It turned out to be a hoax…
  5. A rumour has been circulated for several years, claiming that the Russian embassy in Prague is being used as a central for GRU. Nobody was ever caught, and it was likely another of anti-Russian hoaxes.
  6. Vrbětice explosions BS. Unfortunately, the Vrbětice hoax led to attacks on Russian business, including Rosatom and Sputnik V.

Russia needs to react to such provocations in an effective way.

Why the Chinese Social Credit is Actually Better Than American Society 282

Not that we haven’t seen this before…

The American right-wing commentator and activist, Nick Fuentes was deplatformed from a variety of services and put on a no-fly list. Fuentes still has Twitter to tell us about it…

Therefore, you can basically be treated like a criminal for supporting Donald Trump in contemporary America. Say hello to one party state in all but name.

Well, I think the Chinese system is actually better than these waves of woke hysteria in the Society 282 as Egor Kholmogorov called it after the article 282 of the Russian penal codex that related to hate speech and extremism. The Chinese social credit actually gives you clear blueprint on how to become a good citizen. I do not want to defend that system, I personally think totalitarian states are prone to abuse, and I am fine with the weak state of the Czechs but if given the choice now, I would choose China to live instead of US. The American and by extension Western system of values is still indefinite, you never know which protected group your speech crosses, you also do not expect that in a democratic society supporting a legitimate political force will lead to persecution.

We live in liminal times and the West is unfortunately moving in a really unhealthy direction.

Crack, Rotten Meth Teeth, and Orgies from Hunter Biden’s Laptop

Hunter Biden, the son of the incumbent US president is a one hell of an animal. I am glad the video of him getting a footjob and smoking on whatever is still on BitChute. But I have obtained these photos from a source:

Hunter’s crack cocaine stash…

Don’t worry kids, if you have sufficient resources, you can get your teeth fixed after heavy meth use. Although one wonders if you can ever get your brains in order after this load of chemical nastiness?

A Curious Identity Shift Among “Little Russian” US Emigrants in Autumn 1914

Similar shift happened in Austrian Halychyna shortly before WWI and most definitely during the Great War…

Note that the Austrians were rather successful in their support for Ukrainian nationalism, and the USA were neutral in 1914. Ruthenian and Little Russian is used interchangeably here. Although Little Russia was the area around the Dnieper River, Ruthenia is a Latin corruption of Rus.

Source

There Aren’t any Pro-Russian Parties in Ukraine

Commenting on the supportive message of the American embassy in Kiev to the initiative to close allegedly pro-Russian TV stations, the RT journalist Brian MacDonald seems to have bought into the narrative that there are pro-Russian forces in Ukraine…

The banned TV channels were linked to Taras Kozak, who is said to be connected with the Opposition Platform for Life, the largest opposition group that has been accused of holding a pro-Russian position. It is a group formed of the former Party of Regions elements that were left orphaned after the Maidan. They formed the parliamentary opposition to the triumphant forces of the Maidan that took over in 2014. Today they have a sizeable support in the East because Zelensky sucks, the economy sucks, everything sucks…

In times like these people run to whoever talks sweet. But the question is, are the post-Reginnaires pro-Russian? Well, I have a test of pro-Russianness, “do you support joining the Eurasian Union and the CSTO?” Unless those are your aims, you are not pro-Russian. The difference in Ukraine on the Russian question is between, do you want Ukrainisation now and Bandera now, or do you wanna wait until tomorrow? And the so called “pro-Russian parties” in question would like to wait until tomorrow…

One of the channels banned is ZIK, which in 2014-2016 was known to me as a place where the Ukrainian secret service would plant information. The other channels I know were at least providing a forum for debate between forces critical of the government and its supporters. I do not view opposition to forcible Ukrainisation, support for the Russian language that is actually more native to Ukraine than English to Ireland, and opposition to the glorification of Nazi collaborators as a particularly pro-Russian position.

And the time of the Regionnaires rule in Ukraine, from the late 2000s to 2014 was quite bad for pro-Russian activism. Declaring a pro-Russian position even then meant drawing the attention of the secret service, many of the organizations were driven underground, activists harassed. The pro-Russian activism was supported by the Party of Regions during the Yushchenko years but then after the Regionnaires seized power, the various pro-Russian and left wing groups that helped them rise were promptly discarded and abandoned. This actually led to a number o the previously pro-Russian individuals to switch gears completely and become Ukrainian nationalists.

The ideologically firm pro-Russians that I knew 10 years ago are all in exile in RF, in LDNR or dead. Onufrienko, Chalenko, Tsarev, Markov are in RF, and Buzyna is dead. Do I have to mention that the Oppostion Platform for Life includes people that were involved in the Maidan and supression of pro-Russian forces in the East of the country? Sergey Levochkin is rumored to have a direct hand in the Maidan and there are photos his wife attending the pro-West and anti-Russian demonstration. Ilya Kiva was personally responsible for the suppression of pro-Russian forces in the Donetsk oblast in 2014. Mykola Karpyuk, a Ukrainian nationalist who fought against Russian forces in Transnistria and Abkhazia, says Rabinovych, another leader from the Opposition Platform for Life helped the Right Sector and other Ukrainian nationalists. Rabinovych was personally involved in getting Karpyuk out of Russian jail.

With friends like these, who needs enemies? The accusation of pro-Russianness is used against any and all opponents of the current government in Ukraine. In reality, the Ukrainian political scene has long been cleansed of any Russian influence in a process that began long before the eventful 2014.