By Rostislav Ishchenko
Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-brave-poroshenko-the-worse-it-is-for-him-the-more-dangerous-he-is-for-others/
In recent days, in connection with the frank violation by Poroshenko’s regime of all international norms, and also of the articles of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine regulating relations between the church and state, experts and politicians often ask a question (not always having a rhetorical character): is he really not afraid of the consequences?
After all, any competent lawyer can prove a whole bouquet of criminal offences, among which the smallest one is the abuse of power and his own official authority.
I have to say that Poroshenko’s actions don’t surprise me. I am surprised by the questioning.
Let’s dissect the situation.
As is known, Poroshenko was a parishioner of this same Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) that he now so zealously pursues. It is supposed that he believed in God, otherwise he wouldn’t have visited church or served as a subdeacon. Now he has renounced this church and pursues it in support of schismatic and frank swindlers. Consequently, Poroshenko isn’t afraid of God’s judgement. So why would he be afraid of human judgement?! After all, God’s judgement decides the fate of the soul in eternity, while human judgement can punish you only once and, in comparison with eternity, for an imperceptibly small period of time. And even still, you have to be brought to court and your guilt must be proven.
But we will assume that Poroshenko only pretended to be churched to receive the support of parishioners of the UOC-MP in any elections, while in practice he was never a believing person and he isn’t afraid of God’s judgement.
In that case, let’s remember that accusations of usurping and abusing personal and office powers, war crimes, crimes against humanity, the organisation of mass corruption at the state level, and many other things – including banal theft from the budget and the the organisation of roguish foreign trade schemes – can anyway be made against Poroshenko (some, from 2014 onwards, some from 2015 onwards, and some from 2016 onwards). Taking into account the fact that the most harsh of these accusations have no limitation period, and persecution for them happens all over the planet, Poroshenko doesn’t risk anything new.
Once upon a time in certain countries people were sentenced to five and more death penalties (in Russia there is a joke about “ten years of execution”). But in reality it is possible to execute someone only once. In our time, except for separate special tribunals (for example, concerning Saddam Hussein), the death penalty isn’t appointed as a punishment at all. A person will be given a life sentence at maximum, and then they can be released in 10-20 years when the wave subsides.
So the new and new crimes committed by Poroshenko don’t at all worsen his situation – it already can’t get any worse. They are designed to improve it.
I will explain.
Poroshenko can’t win elections – any and anywhere. He needs to take the political struggle in Ukraine outside the limits of the quasi-legitimate process of presidential and parliamentary elections and to transfer the rivalry to the power plane [the application of physical force – ed]. But it is necessary to do this in such a way that Poroshenko can’t be accused of deliberately disrupting elections. The West relates to the Ukrainian elections extremely tremulously, and anyone who will openly encroach on them will become the enemy of the West. And all the elite, all the bureaucracy, and all law enforcement bodies will turn away from the enemy of the West in Ukraine. They didn’t collect, kopek by kopek, their fortunes and withdraw them out West just to fall under sanctions as servants of the “criminal regime” and “bloody dictatorship”, and to lose everything they gained by back-breaking toil.
I.e., falling into a violent tailspin must happen as if by itself and contrary to the “peacekeeping” efforts of Poroshenko.
Let’s look at what he is doing for this purpose.
Firstly, he provokes Russia into using weapons against the Ukrainian military, masking this provocation under a usual borderline incident in allegedly disputable waters. Notice that Poroshenko would receive many more corpses if he sent a couple of squadrons through the Russian border. They would be neutralised by artillery and aviation, but Russian troops wouldn’t go through the border towards Kiev.
So why did he do things precisely in this way? Because an obvious attack on Russian territory or even on the DPR/LPR would be impossible to sell to the West as the disproportionate reaction of Russia to an ordinary incident. In the first hypothetical scenario Poroshenko would be asked why he sent troops through the Russian border. In the second hypothetical scenario he would be asked why he violated the Minsk Agreements.
Even the reaction of the West to the provocation in the Kerch Strait turned out to be less sharp than Poroshenko had hoped for – it was rather indifferent. I think that it is precisely for this reason that the Verkhovna Rada sharply grew bolder and didn’t allow to impose martial law for 60 days across the entire territory of the country and to cancel elections. So, even in an incident in disputable (according to Kiev, which the West agrees with) waters, the West suspected the personal interests of Poroshenko were at play.
In this sense, provoking an interfaith conflict and even a religious war is the last card in the sleeve of Poroshenko. That’s why he is in a hurry with the “unifying congress in fancy dress” and opts to commit barefaced violations of the law, involving the SBU in the process of “convincing” bishops, priests, and parishioners of the UOC-MP to participate in Poroshenko’s spectacle.
After all, it is clear that behind-the-scenes intimidation, persuasion, and bribery would give Poroshenko more chances of being successful. People could pretend that they caved in not because of pressure or a bribe, but because they always sought autocephaly. Whereas in Poroshenko’s rendition any person who has self-respect, even if they through spiritual weakness are ready to back down out of fear or self-interest, will now be afraid to do it explicitly, bringing eternal shame to themselves.
That’s why evil always disguises itself as good, because its wants to be attractive. It is characteristic for a human to strive for the love and respect of the people around them, even subconsciously. Whereas Poroshenko leaves the traitors of the UOC-MP nothing but eternal shame and an ambiguous (subordinated) situation in the new structure. You think it’s a coincidence? Then why earlier were there no such “coincidences”?
It is because Poroshenko doesn’t need the UOC-MP’s consent to participate in Bartholomew’s sabbath, he doesn’t even need negotiations or autocephaly. He needs conflict – open and violent. That’s why people’s souls are being frankly spat on. That’s why all the laws of God and human are being violated. Feeling their correctness, Orthodox Christians should start to openly resist the godless and illegitimate authorities, which violate even their own laws.
It is precisely this cruel forceful standoff all over Ukraine with big bloodshed that is necessary for Poroshenko in order to legitimise the rejection of pseudo-democratic elections and to switch to an open dictatorship, for the sake of prolonging the agony of his regime. He has no other option. That’s why the congress in fancy dress was appointed for December 15th (martial law end on December 25th and there is a need to unleash a new phase of the civil war before it ends). That’s why Poroshenko is also not afraid that the opposition will be able to legally disavow his actions. It’s important for him that the West believes that the UOC-MP – the “fifth column of Putin” – attacked the Ukrainian state. More precisely, not especially believe, but be unable to avoid supporting the steps taken by the regime. After all, the West can’t allow Bartholomew, who submerged himself in the Ukrainian crisis up to his eyeballs and who sacrificed his authority in the orthodox world for its sake, to lose the fight for Ukraine to the UOC-MP. Moreover, if the uprising of Orthodox Christians in the name of their belief wins, then it’s not the regime of Poroshenko that will collapse, but a pro-West regime in Ukraine in any form. Poroshenko reasonably considers that, having provoked Orthodox Christians into resisting, he will be able to force the West to support the prolongation of his powers as the lesser of two evils, from the point of view of Washington, London, and Brussels.
I think that even if Poroshenko will succeed in everything, he will only prolong his agony for a few months, after which he will be torn to pieces by his own colleagues, because he is too greedy, boastful, false, and hated, and he’s the kind of dictator that is approximately the same as a chairman of a sobriety society. But Petro Poroshenko nevertheless has nowhere to retreat. By all accounts, even the Hague doesn’t want to put him in its prison. I.e., it’s not a case of him being torn to pieces – it’s a case of putting off as much as possible this “wonderful moment“.
Like a rat driven into a corner, battling for an extension of his worthless life by a couple of minutes, Poroshenko already threw everything into the fire chamber of this fight, including his family. Defeat is death for him, and victory will write everything off. And although the chances of victory are illusive, hope dies last.
And this is why he is dangerous.
A puppet is free as long as he loves his strings.
Excellent article. However, I have to disagree with one point. Ishchenko states that Poroshenko has nowhere to retreat. Well, he does. He possesses American citizenshp and an American passport. We shall see him in the US pretty soon. He has already sold all of his assets in Ukraine, as he knows the game is up. There is no way that he can win the March elections.
As far as I can see, he is being forced to play the role of political puppet right to the end. Will he attack the Donbass ? His masters in Washington and in NATO will decide that, no doubt after analyzing both the benefits and repercussions of such a move. The worst case scenario for Ukraine would be if Washington came to the conclusion that the country is lost, facing an economic, financial and labor collapse due to mass scale corruption and emigration, which in turn would lead to the break up of the country. In that case Washington would indeed be tempted to give the green light to Poroshenko to attack, hoping Russia would be provoked to react militarily in the Donbass. However, the question is if Russia would need to intervene, bearing in mind the sorry state of the demorilized Ukrainian Army, where desertion is rife, and where the potential of the Army to win in a military conflict is almost zero.
Poroshenko and his oligarchs have now created a situation where the only thing that Ukraine can expect is doom, collapsing economically and financially. Experts are already warning that a time will come when the country will cease to function at all, and due to labor shortages, as mass emigration will bring it to a stand still. Before that happens Poroshenko will be in the US, while the bulk of his oligarchs will “retire” to the West and their Western bank accounts.
Plan P (Pissant) for Porochenko: He has his jet fueled, waiting at a nearby airport so that he can fly into glorious exile as a leader of the resistance of Free Ukraine! The ideologues in the West will eat up his flambe d’ victime!
He will end up in Ottawa ( the Canadians will cheerfully boot lick and do the nasty for the Looneytunites, USA) and will drone on as endlessly as Madame Clinton. Maybe he will be on the cover of Time magazine,surely People will run a spread of his family and the New Yorker Magazine will be granted an exclusive, perhaps (CIA)Remnick will do the hagiography since he did it so nauseatingly well for his buddy in arms, Ambassador McFaul, about six years ago.
More important may the people of Ukraine be protected. Think Psalm 91. And think of what Putin said 4 years ago when he was questioned closely about his actions in Ukraine which was that he needed time, about 3 to 4 years. When Zacharchenko was cruelly assassinated, the game changed because a nexus in Time was passed. Sadly.
Ukraine is a fully Corporate Controlled Society, and Ukrainians are Tenants in their Land. What would happen to Poroshenko it doesn’t mater. In the right moment he would be replaced by another Marionette, as it happens in Russia.
First Gorbachev ( Perestroika and Glasnost), means Illusions, Deception, and Diversion.
Second Yeltsin (Referendum, Constitutional crisis, and then ordered the military assault on the Supreme Soviet).
Third Putin. On 31 December 1999, Yeltsin abdicated, leaving Putin Acting President. This position was very advantageous to Putin on the eve of the presidential election. On the same day, Putin signed a decree that guaranteed the immunity of Yeltsin and his family from prosecution and gave them material benefits.
Just when you thought America could not get more crazed, it ups the ante!
The USA is hiding behind its “Freedom of Navigation” pretext again–this time to stage a provocation against Russia in the Black Sea.
This is following a recent American naval intrusion in the Sea of Japan where Russia has territorial claims.
US Prepares to Sail Warship Into Black Sea, Citing Kerch Strait Skirmish
US Navy Sails up Right to Russia’s Main Pacific Fleet Base in ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Provocation
Regarding the Black Sea voyage of the great white zionazi stooge hope:
MSM Trying to Call Routine US Black Sea Activity ‘Strategic Manoeuvre’ – Admiral
“In an interview with Sputnik, Retired Rear Admiral of the Turkish Navy Cem Gürdeniz has commented on CNN reports that the US is preparing to send a warship to the Black Sea. The message emphasises that the US may require Turkey to allow its military ships to pass through the Bosphorus into the Black Sea under the Montreux Convention.
According to Gürdeniz, with such messages, American media outlets are trying to portray usual, routine US activity in the Black Sea as a kind of a “strategic manoeuvre”.
“Ukraine made a series of efforts in order to win over NATO after the incident in Kerch. But the Alliance did not take any concrete steps to ensure the security of Ukraine in the event of a possible future crisis with Russia in the region. Therefore, the purpose of such statements is to try to calm the Ukrainian authorities and the public. In this regard, the American press represents the standard activity of NATO ships in the Black Sea related to exercises or port visits as a “new diplomatic and strategic manoeuvre”, he stressed.
“At present, a well-established framework continues to operate in this regard that fully meets the requirements of the Convention Regarding the Straits, while a number of international TV channels and leading news agencies strive to create the impression that some new requirements are being put forward that have not previously been expressed,” he noted.
All these actions are nothing more than an operation to form public opinion, the expert noted.
“Information about the possible passage of American military vessels through the Kerch Strait is in itself provocative. I do think that this is not the case here at all. This is mere speculation thrown into the media space through MSM in order to form a certain agenda and public opinion. I have seen recent Pentagon statements on this issue. There was no mention of the Kerch Strait or the Sea of Azov in them. Since 1954, no military vessel may enter the waters of the Sea of Azov, which has the status of inland waters, without the permission of Russia”, he added.
“We face a situation in which they try to present a system that has been functioning for a long time as something new. This is the same as saying that ‘ExxonMobil will conduct exploration on the No. 10 field in the Eastern Mediterranean, thus America is sending its warships.’ But at the end, America has already been present in the Mediterranean since 1946″, Gürdeniz concluded.”
Regarding the intrepid naval guardians’ fearless voyage to those very scary Russian far eastern waters, Russians laughed about it.
When those usn pleasure boaters strayed into Iranian waters and got arrested, I remember a few of those brave sea warriors cried. Evidently, they were fed some serious bs about Iranians and were stupid enough to believe it, thinking they would be killed or tortured. Not to praise the recent ukrainian provocateurs, but at least the ukrainian naval guys didn’t start balling like skoolboys, I didn’t see any report of it, anyway.
The US navy ship did not get very near RF waters in the far east:
The USS McCampbell guided missile destroyer did not come closer than 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Russian territorial waters, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov stated.”
Currently, the crew of the US McCampbell destroyer ‘is demonstrating’ its courage at a distance of more than 400 kilometres from the territorial waters of the Russian Federation in the central part of the Sea of Japan”, Konashenkov said.
Yup, the Russians were certainly quaking in their boots.
What was said in that article you posted is a good example of the Russian view of the usn op. An adolescent beating his chest for propaganda effect.
what kind of nonsense is this? US flying the flag NEAR other nations is silly and achieves nothing. The event in the Sea of Japan was a Non-event. As for “Russian territorial claims”… They aren’t claims, they are Russia’s territory of Vladivostok. The reports state the ship was 400km out from the boundaries of Russian territorial waters. US will continue sending ships in the Black Sea. They have puppet states there that they want to support. They, however, can achieve nothing in the Black Sea with their fleet. This is only for their own confidence building.
“Like a rat driven into a corner, […] And this is why he is dangerous.”
Like a lot of rats driven into corners in recent times, he is mostly responsible for his own cornering. And yes, they’re all very dangerous upon discovering the impending disasters that they created for themselves. They’ll lash out and take the rest of the world with them if they possibly can rather than suffer their self-imposed and well-deserved fate alone.
I had no knowledge of Poroshenko’s life, that he was a member and sub deacon of the UOC-MP. His current conduct makes me feel a sense of dread-for him! It is just not possible to pull the wool over the eyes of the Most High God whose Church he has betrayed.
It does appear Poroshenko has already made contingency plans in case his plans fail. He will attempt to flee to the west. There is much hatred from some Ukrainians toward all things Russia. I had a short conversation with someone who, as I found out, was a member of the Autocephalous church of Ukraine. He seethed with hatred for all Russians and the UOC-MP. I simply told him I was hoping to be able to call him my brother. But how can he claim to belong to Christ or believe in Him when he is so full of hate?
I would not discount the actions of the west. Not even when terrible events and loss of life can easily be shown to be the responsibility of Poroshenko and his mob. The western war mongers believe they create reality simply by saying what that reality is. And if they tell a big lie and keep repeating it, eventually everyone will believe it! They intend to place NATO firmly in Ukraine, even as they have kept moving their military closer to Russia. They never cancel their evil plans and one way or another they intend to subject and destroy if necessary Russia. They will have no rivals to their world rule. This cannot be ignored much longer.
Maybe Porko might like anniversary surprises as much as I do!
On December 15, 1943, Soviet authorities began the first trial of Nazi war criminals in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov.
the relevant part requires looking for the entire entry, which finishes thus: “The Soviet prosecution stressed that the crimes of the defendants were the result of the illegal actions of the German government and military high command. They conceded that the German defendants had acted under orders, but rejected that as a defense. The accused were found guilty December 18 and executed the following day.”
I too have grave reservations about the rogue province of Northern Mexico called “Texas”, and the state murders called “death penalty” – a term I view as oxymoronic…
At the moment of the execution of nazi criminals referred to above the Red Army was averaging 5,000 dead per day…Soviet dead…this does not count the nazi death rate…or the death rate among those enslaved and getting murdered by several means in the holocaust…
War works that way – and that’s a very good reason to avoid war…
I’m surprised there has been no mention on this website of Parasha’s decision to cancel the Ukie-Russian treaty about the Kerch waters. Or did I miss it?
“In our time, except for separate special tribunals (for example, concerning Saddam Hussein), the death penalty isn’t appointed as a punishment at all. A person will be given a life sentence at maximum”
Mr. Ischenko appears to have forgotten about hotbeds of pro-death extremism such as Texas.
I understand the sentiment, as having once been so unfortunate as to visit Texas, I wish I knew a Man in Black with the special pen that could erase that memory.