“Sides became stronger, war’s gonna get more violent” – Interview with NAF veteran Botsman
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Odessa has declared itself an independent republic and declared its officials. I’m baffled; how can they possibly be safe? And how can they rebel when they have no supply line to Russia, or to Donbass or to Crimea? I guess they are close to Transnistria. I wish them safety.
We’ve not seen or heard any more about this. Who are the people mentioned? what is their past? nobody knows. Maybe they are safe, by NOT being in Odessa right now. It might be genuine. Or it could be a provocation, trying to discover who would support such a thing and then arrest them.
I’m hoping its real and not a fake.I don’t expect much to come of it at first.But if real it confirms that there are many people throughout all parts,from East to far West of Novorossia that oppose the junta regime.And if it can lift the spirits of the occupied areas.And possibly help the resistance movement to be more active then its a good thing.The junta needs to feel fear.They need to start losing men,equipment,and supplies to the resistance in the occupied areas.They would be forced to garrison more troops and keep more equipment there,and away from the front.Helping even the odds more for us at the front.But more important is. just them having to realize they aren’t safe from attack anywhere,will work against what little morale they have.The junta nazi fighter needs to feel some of the fear the US trooper in Iraq felt when worried about IED’s waiting for them.
The junta needs to feel fear.They need to start losing men,equipment,and supplies to the resistance in the occupied areas
Sadly it is the other way around. They are to introducing laws against even THINKING separatist, even “liking” something on Facebook can lead to being “questioned” by the goons — who now are being turned into the actual police forces.
They are trying to terrorise the population into keeping quiet. And people MUST keep quiet, if it is not the “talker” but his family who end up being taken away.
Still, in their quiet way, they still protest about things, they still go every month to set candles at the Massacre memorial. When the chance comes to fight, there are plenty ready.
Actually,they must NOT keep silent.That is what the junta and US want.As long as people are silent the junta and US can claim the peoples there support the fascist junta.Besides the importance of forcing the junta to keep more troops to garrison the area.Its needed that the local people show that they reject the junta.Without that it will be harder to bring them liberation.
Practically speaking, the most important thing is to be on the winning side. It is suicide otherwise. That doesn’t mean backing lunatics, but “moderates” like Poroshenko. People in Odessa have no idea who is going to win. They are far from Russia, and Russia may not protect them. In WWII, it was obvious that the Soviet Army and government were going to try to help, but that is not the case today. Nobody wants to be a martyr.
Thank you for this interview/commentary. Even non-combatant man-in-the-street interviews wd be of interest.
The zionazis will just keep upping the antie, as long as they can. To them, no matter, it’s only untermischen being sacrificed for their illusions of grandeur.
UNASUR meeting going on Panama Apr 10-11.
The political situation and general state of democracy in Bolivia improved after then-US ambassador to the country Phillip Goldberg was expelled, Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday.
PANAMA (Sputnik) — Morales added that the US ambassador was trying to ruin the presidential government in Bolivia and was plotting conspiracies together with the opposition.
The more I see and hear about this war,the more certain I am that I’m on the right side.I hope I’m on the winning side.But regardless of that I’m on the RIGHT side.The NAF are superior in their ability and humanity to the men that fight for the junta.I know that there are probably many if not most of the junta soldiers who are regular men fighting for their cause,like in any war.But I just can’t see how they could support a regime like the junta.And follow,out and out fascists like they do.I can’t think there is a single commander on the junta side that I’d be proud to fight for,or beside.While with those on the Novorossian side,there are few I wouldn’t be proud to fight for,or beside.This video just confirms my thoughts on that.
Canada’s Herr ‘cowering broom closet’ Harper gets to have his incremental war against Russia. Netanyahu directed and approved.
Birds of a neo-Fascist feather flock together.
I am 100% sure Ukies are preparing their own “Operation Storm”, like it was in Croatia in 1995. I hope NAF has studied it well and has antidote. I was in Bosnia in 1999. Even at that time, Sarajevo was still full of US contract senior officers (“MPRI”),
and you are somehow trying to equal croatia with ukraine?
how come croatian towns and civilians were destroyed from mlrs and artillery constantly from serbian held territories by serbian thugs helped by yugoslav army officers.
don’t be jen psaki – study history or go to croatian villages and ask people how they were exterminated during the war. after the fall of vukovar serbs and army abducted thousnads of people and held them in concentration camps in serbia (sremska mitrovica, stajicevo etc.) women were placed in rape houses to be brutalized by chetniks and serbian reservists. we will never forget serbian terror and bestiality.
everybody have an urge to victimize serbs in krajina region convinently forgetting that krajina was ethically clensed of croats in 1991.
Come on. Atrocities have been committed Serbs and by Croats.
The fact is that both Croatia and Ukraine have the support of the US and NATO states. That’s the reason we can assume they will act the same.
Wait. Was I anywhere discussing Serbs vs Croats? I have posted this strictly from military / strategic point of view …
How many croats were there in the Hague?
Don’t answer, rhetorical question.
The lies get thicker and thicker…..
Obama says ‘days of meddling’ in Latin America are past
Wasn’t there some pile of horse feathers a month ago when Obama declared Venezuela a threat to US national security?
Could it really be a temporary reprieve nevertheless -too many pots of chaos bubbling over everywhere and a need to consolidate and concentrate those killings and meddlings? Perhaps fomenting war with Russia via Ukraine and NATO vassals is far more pressing?
Raptures don’t like to be kept waiting, you know.
Why the Ukies can never win:
Russia cancels UKUSA display of WW2 photos
This blog will lose credibility and readers by just blithely saying that Javelins and TOWs have been supplied to the UAF.
That was Russia’s red line for use of Iskanders. Russia has said that arming Ukraine would cause things to explode.
Let us be consistent here. Are the Javelins delivered or not?!
I also thought of the American president’s commitment to send non-lethal aid to the UAF. But this is truly a very minor point. Not only is it very possible that such weapons could be acquired without the “official” involvement of the U.S. government, but this soldier could be simply passing along a rumor that he believes to be true.
Go watch again. He said: “0:47 We’re concerned over the rumors they got new anti-armor weapons – we heard they got [American] TOW, Javelin [missiles]”
He said himself they were still rumors. When it’s known I expect – because of the credibility of this blog – to hear about it here.
When Ukraine airports close and all air traffic is prohibited so C-17 cargo monsters can unload in private you have to have some level of suspicion that lethal weaponry is being delivered rather than sleeping bags and bandages.
They should all be made to sit down and watch Grave of the Fireflies.
The pindos stage another provocation for the zionazi propaganda machine:
Russian SU-27 Nearly Collides With US Spy Plane Over Baltic Sea – Pentagon
“On the morning of April 7th, a US RC-135U flying a routine route in international airspace was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 Flanker in an unsafe and unprofessional manner. The United States is raising this incident with Russia through the appropriate diplomatic and official channels,” Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez said in Washington.
Russia’s Air Force Commander, Col.-General Viktor Bondarev, dismissed the reports as a propaganda ploy, meant to divert public attention from NATO’s ongoing military buildup in close vicinity of the Russian borders.
It turns out the pindo spy plane was operating with its transponder off and purposely approaching Russian air space in order to get the Russians to respond:
Su-27 Intercepts US Spy Plane Heading Into Russian Airspace
Maj.-General Igor Konashenkov said that an unidentified airborne target was spotted over the Baltic Sea by Russian air defenders on April 7 flying directly towards the Russian border.
A Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to inspect the target. Moving up to the unidentified aircraft the Russian pilot flew around it several times, made sure it was a US RC-135U reconnaissance plane and reported its tail number to ground control.
“I want to emphasize that the RC-135U was moving towards the Russian border with its transponder switched off”.
This was a standard pindo tactic during the cold war that was used to gain intelligence on response tactics. It was also used to deceive the Soviets into attacking unresponsive airliners operating over their highly restricted territory, thinking they were RC-135s (IE: KAL-007).
The RC-135 type of spy plane is a modified airliner.
Italian Band Holds Concert in Support of Ukraine’s Donbass
Italian ska-punk band Banda Bassotti held a concert in Madrid to gather money for an “anti-fascist convoy” to eastern Ukraine, one of the concert organizers said.
“This is a complete success, we have collected several thousand euros to finance the ‘anti-fascist convoy’ to help residents of eastern Ukraine,” Ruben Ruiz Ibarruri told RIA Novosti on Friday. All tickets to the concert were sold out in advance.
In May, the group is set to visit Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, whose residents have suffered greatly from an armed conflict that began when Kiev launched a military operation against local independence supporters in April 2014.
“We will bring humanitarian assistance and provide help in every way we can. We will stay there for six days. The residents of Donbas are victims of an unjust war,” Banda Bassotti’s manager David Cacchione said.
The convoy is expected to be joined by volunteers and activists from around the world. Banda Bassotti is also set to hold a concert in the Ukrainian city of Luhansk on May 9 in the framework of World War II Victory Day celebrations.
The group, founded in Rome in 1987, is outspokenly anti-fascist and has been vocal in its support for the people of eastern Ukraine.
RE: Italian rock band and the concept of solidarity: Yes….world wide party with Russia to honor and remember and give thanks for their sacrifice in making the world a safer place ( or at least for awhile) along with others . Thanks Bot Tak!
Canada has moved from peacekeepers to warmongers.
Just what kind of a nation have we become? How quickly we have gone from a nation of peace keepers to a nation at war with half of the world; Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and now Russia. What next, Iran, North Korea? And why?
Harper, the man of conflicting answers, tells us that these are not really wars, but necessary conflicts. Necessary because we must stand with the USA and Israel as our major allies. Necessary because we must shoot others before they shoot us. Necessary because we are right and, as a matter of survival, those that disagree must be taught a lesson. Or are we getting the government that we deserve?
On the letter
So if you are not an American stooge then you are a dictator
“Or are we getting the government that we deserve?” — No, you’re getting the government they can buy.
Canada’s dictator: All Harper’s foreign policy is dictated by Netanyahu.
Harper is an evangelical right-wing fundamentalist who believes he will play an important part in the Rapture/Armageddon. He is acting out his church’s (Eastgate Alliance) version of bible prophecy -in essence a deluded self-fulfilling prophecy. Harper loves war.
Although there is much biblical debate negating that the country that will wage war with Israel is Russia, Harper thinks it is and feels obliged to help it along. I believe brittle, pettty, vindictive Harper fits either the clinical definition of a psychopath -he shows no empathy for example, or one or more of the personality disorders such as Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
I firmly believe all politicians at any level of power over the population should get tested with a psychological assessment tool e.g. Psychopathy Checklist—revised (PCL-R) before entering office.
I’d like it very much if The Saker would evaluate evangelical fundamentalist prophecy that make up the beliefs of a large percentage of the Neocons and Americans in general. Personally I feel these self-appointed deity channelers have hijacked Christianity and are both certifiable and dangerous, but I lack the biblical knowledge and ability to discuss their religious beliefs.
That has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? I am trying to think what that reminds me of…..
“Ukraine, the solution of all doubts”.
About the new law of the Ukrainian Rada that criminalizes and equates Communism and Nazism.
This is called use it all, without fuss, use the Nazis to put half the country against a nation historically sister as Russia, and then, when the support to Nazis is becoming blatantly obvious to the public and the same Nazis begin to be a hindrance to plans of outside prey and disposal of sovereignty at any level, equating the Nazis with the Communists to defuse the growing support for the left within the EU.
Behind this, obviously, Germany, France, UK and all those working for multinational and transnational capital exploitative of others.
Hopefully this move of the junta fascists will wake more people up to the horror of the former Ukraine.People in Europe,will see the type of evil, their governments are supporting.People in Ukraine will be able to see what they are quickly becoming.And possibly most importantly,people in Russia will clearly see today’s Ukraine as truly a nest of nazism right on their border.It will be harder to camouflage that from the Russian common man .
Clearly we see a level of arrogance and stupidity from the junta its hard to imagine.The “in your face” attitude in showing their fascist colors is shocking.While the stupidity of not realizing what the Rada has done is equally shocking.They declared the ex-communist governments and their actions as criminal.Thus saying they aren’t legal.Do they realize that the communist governments put together the former Ukraine as a state.By denying their actions as legal they deny their own existence as a legal state.The communists cobbled together a Republic made up of Russian and Russianized “Novorossia”,the central Malorussian areas ,and later the Western Ruthenian lands belonging to separate countries and called the new mix “Ukraine”.Now the total legality of that was just denied by the very heirs of that time.Surely they don’t realize that if those governments were illegal the separate regions are then the “natural sovereigns” of themselves.And not under international traditional law bound by that “criminal” governments actions.And a new union would have to be agreed to,to be legal.And beyond question that union not be agreed to by several regions of the former Ukraine.
So,besides all the other insane actions of the junta.They now have managed to call into legal question the existence of the very nation they pretend to govern.
On the unscrupulousness of certain European nations and its parallels with the current situation.
In Ukraine avarage salary is $150
Now everybody is quiet.
The hryvnia national currency has collapsed, dragging down the value of the average monthly salary to just $150 per month.
Botsman is a revelation. Calm, intelligent, perceptive and wise young soldier. I hope he can stay alive and well. Novorossiya needs good men like this individual. No bravado, no foolishness, sensible.
As he states, the next round of combat is going to be much worse than all before. More citizens dying and more militia lost.
The evil that the US government has set lose is totally unforgivable. War crimes, ethnic cleansing, racial-ethnic hatred, criminal and psychotic schemes. Sociopathic poisoning of an entire region with propaganda and mass communication.
Who hates the Russian civilization this much? As Saker has stated and shown us (Papists and AZ’s). They irrationally pursue the utter destruction of Orthodox Christianity and its home, Russia.
Certainly, the godless Elites want the natural resources of Russia, but this is about the destruction of the Third Rome, the Truth of Christ and the traditional values and beliefs of sovereign individuals, sovereign states, families and heterosexual unions. All of which are anathema to the satanist, fascist libertines.
This is a very sobering assessment from an experienced combat veteran. If his assessment is correct, then the next fighting in Donbass will be all about attrition, not tactics. Bloodletting and destruction to the point of exhaustion and frustration, repelling repeated attacks while under artillery barages will wear out both sides.
Military commanders need to set realistic objectives, of course. But, I wonder if the NAF have acquired the equipment, and developed the skills and organization necessary to fight a mobile battle: one in which their forces can break through primary strong points of the UAF to raid command, logistics and artillery bases.
A good article from the inside of the junta occupied regions “from Kharkov to Lugansk” .The opinions of the citizens trapped under pro-American fascist rule.
I was at a fundraiser held by Graham Phillips in London on April 02 for the Donbass people, and I thought the Saker readers would like to know about it:
Funds raised: £3425/$5017
That will be distributed –
£1200/$1758 – Humanitarian aid for crisis town of Pervomaisk
£1500/2198 – Aid for hospitals in Donetsk
£280/$410 – Church in Kirovsky (as requested by donor)
£445/$652 – Humanitarian aid for Gorlovka (as requested by donors)
I will supervise the distribution of this aid personally. I will even video it being delivered to source, so you’ll see what you were a part of. Something truly wonderful.
So, thanks again for not giving in. For showing up. The aid will make a massive difference to the people of Donbass. It was a triumph of good over bad.
And it’s just the start – watch out for online fundraising for Donbass, to allow those who couldn’t come to make their contribution!
Good interview, and he says it like it is.
Red Ryder on April 11, 2015 · at 3:05 pm UTC
“Botsman is a revelation. Calm, intelligent, perceptive and wise young soldier. I hope he can stay alive and well. Novorossiya needs good men like this individual. No bravado, no foolishness, sensible.”
My feelings exactly! I was impressed by Botsman and wish him well.
Hubris is not a good quality and does not help a military organization become more effective. A good example of a force plagued by hubris is the overrated Zamerican military. Zusas military forces have strenghts and also many weaknesses which their arrogance generally does not allow them to notice. A good thing for potential adversaries.