There’s a purpose why this text is headlined with a query. To this point there isn’t a laborious proof that NATO and its puppet Zelensky ordered that the NATO officers directing UkroNazi forces in Azovstal be murdered, and their corpses mutilated to stop the Russians from figuring out the stays.
So positive, it’s a query…however it’s an excellent query. The person asking it, Worldwide Relations professor Michael Brenner (College of Pittsburgh) is likely one of the few American academicians courageous sufficient to ponder such issues. He’ll seem tomorrow night time, Friday, on my stay radio present.
-Kevin Barrett, Veterans Immediately Editor
Western Fighters in Azovstal?
by Michael Brenner
There may be purpose to doubt whether or not the query of foreigners collaborating within the preventing in Ukraine can be answered by the give up on the AZOVSTAL works.. It isn’t their numbers that’s vital. They’ve had no bearing on the end result of the battle. Certainly, if any such individuals are particular person volunteers, even the difficulty of provenance means little. Solely have been complete items organized and dispatched by the Western powers would they tackle a diplomatic dimension of consequence. Consequential insofar because the phrases of settlement and future political dealings each inside Ukraine and between Russia and the West are involved.
One other conceivable circumstance is one the place Western navy presence entails the availability of groups of specialised advisers and/ or skilled commanders (maybe formally retired). Affirmation of any of those conjectures could be grist for Moscow’s mill. The bigger the variety of personnel, their seniority, and the upper their standing in NATO navy institutions the higher the potential affect.
The higher prospect of Western embarrassment, the much less probably that the sifting of these now surrendering will definitively determine people or definitive proof of their actions. The straightforward purpose: no matter Western navy personnel have been holed up within the AZOVSTAL industrial advanced are probably lifeless. Killed by the Azov Brigade and different related neo-Nazi teams, and disposed of in ways in which make sure that their our bodies couldn’t be uncovered or recognized. The motive? To spare Western governments the political prices that will ensue have been it documented that they’d been belligerents within the battle – and to keep away from diminishing the glory of the heroic defenders.
The Ukrainian management would escape sone of that embarrassment since any and all materials backing from the West has been celebrated and of its enhance a excessive precedence. Nevertheless, a unfavorable standard response among the many Western publics immediately involved might weaken help for the Ukrainian trigger. After all, the destiny of Westerns at AZOVSTAL might be obscured by claiming that they died in fight – have been different proof to floor (e.g. digital communications intercepts) that they’d been in Mariupol. Anyway, a call to eradicate awkward Western ‘helpers’ in all probability could be taken by the ruthless Fascist leaders who ran issues at AZOVSTAL with out regard to the desires of Zelensky’s solid of characters in Kiev.
Is there an opportunity that the Russians may sift by means of the rubble searching for clues that might show the presence of some notable Western navy man? Inconceivable. Any candidate corpse would have had its figuring out options obliterated and Moscow doesn’t have entry to the DNA information bases of Western navy establishments. Moreover, it’s not clear that the stakes could be well worth the hassle.
Is all this too cynical to have any plausibility? The presence of Western navy folks is in no way inconceivable. However their expedient killing?
We will’t set odds. What we do know is that the Banderistas who present the spine and fervour that has fired the Kiev hardliners since 2014 are something however sentimentalists – not more than are the Biden bunch who cold-bloodily have been utilizing the Ukrainians as cannon fodder of their battle towards Putin.