Note by Andrei: if Gonzalo has been seized by the local Gestapo, his only chance of survival is either being freed by a Russian special operation (assuming the Russians can find out where he is held) or an exchange. To be honest, both options are highly unlikely. Please keep him in your prayers!
Gonzalo Lira is missing!
However, if I heard right, he is American citizen. That seems to have kept him alive thus far. No way he could have been hiding so well so long.
I don’t think SBU dares kill or torture him. He will probably be deported from Ukraine.
Best thing is to make his missing viral. That would save him as ukies are sensitive to PR especially how foreigners (US) would take them
Don’t count in American government. It is easy. Zelenski call Biden and says, we killed your pro Russian citizen.
Ok, say quickly that there were an inhuman Bombing from Russia in Kharkov and he died.
CNN, BCC and Reuters will repeat this versión day and night.
Zelenski: good idea, lets torture and kill him.
However I really hope that he is not captured.
Stay strong Gonzalo
Yep, that’s how it will go down, or the alternative: His mutilated body shows up and all over the Western psyops network: “Another atrocity committed by those evil Ruskies and their leader Vladimir Hitler!!!”
Gonzalo was born in South America [Chile ?] not USA.
He was born in California of Chilean parents. He lived in Chile during the Pinochet years. Went to Dartmouth. He has a wife and children in Kharkov.
Thanks for the mini-bio of Mr. Lira.
Gonzalo was born in the USA and grew up in both the USA and Chile and he has both a USA and a Chilean passport.
You are completely right about that. There are naysayers here but the bottom line is bypassing naysayers and the MSM. That is how viral is acheived. I have been deplatformed from those places. Friends help occasionally but they don’t share the same sense of urgency that they do. Post your views in YT comments. Always post your views. If you hadn’t, KGarliv, I would have missed you. I’m ready to work. I suit up, I show up, I stand with you.
Gonzalo is a citizen of Chile. He sounds American because he attended US schools.
He was born in California.
I was too. It didn’t totally suck nor was it a detriment as it is now.
He talked a lot about his upbringing in one of his videos. He comes from a wealthy oligarch family in Chile. He has mentioned going to the Chilean embassy in Poland for some matter. He went to school in both US and Chile, mostly US, IIRC. You may be right about him being born in CA. He mentioned being a citizen of more than one country.
He also said he was Ukrainian – but didn’t speak the language –
Gonzalo born in Chile, in a nice valley named San Fernando. He holds both citizenships, chilean and american, because he studied, worked, published, and did almost everything in USA.
He was born in Burbank, CA while I was studying in the USA. I am his Dad.
Prayers for your son and your family.
Sir, I pray to God almighty that your brave son is still alive. I’m a Father too, I know how you might feel. Take care.
It doesn’t matter where he was born. I will pray for him and hope for the best.
God bless you, your son is quite a MAN.
You should be proud.
I hope, he is well, just in hiding.
Dear Mr. Lira:
On Saturday, after meeting a British attorney, who is a Ukraine expert and also a well-known hostage negotiator, I wrote to The Duran, asking them to organize connections to the Lira family. Now that I have a direct channel, I will be glad to connect you to this attorney.
We are a bit late, however, since the lawyer–who is in Europe now–is leaving for the Ukraine tomorrow morning early. If you write me at [email protected], I will connect you.
Hopes and prayers for Gonzalo.
Prayers for your courageous son.
“I don’t think SBU dares kill or torture him. He will probably be deported from Ukraine.”
The likely decision may be made by the sponsor “The United States of America” and the track record in respect of American citizenship of “problems” or “non-problems” is patchy, as has been the case since at least 1970.
It should be noted that like Mr. Assange, to some degree Mr. Gonzalo is complicit in affording opportunities to opponents, in order to understand that amateurs in a war zone tend not to enjoy continued, and that amateurs in war zones tend to become problems to themselves and others.
Amateurs including Mr. Horman was killed with the agreement of “his” government through his naivete and his untested assumptions/beliefs, since journalists only need one sliver of glass in their hearts, whilst strategists require triple glazing.
If he is deported to the US, he may face a fate like the one being readied for Julian Assange.
If Gonzalo is in the hands of Azov – he’s a deadman – tortured to death
Yes. To Edward’s point, Gonzalo will be lucky if he gets off as “easy” as Assange.
For humans, life in a British or an American jail is not worth living.
For chickens, it’s better to be in an oven, than in a poultry battery cage.
Sadly, he’s also an enemy of the evil empire and so very well may simply have been conveniently disappeared.
The Ukraine Nazis/military backers would be idiots to harm Mr. Lira.
Believe me. Every word he has spoken/written for months has been carefully archived. Want to make a martyr people all over the world would love and trust?! He’d be your man! Fools!
Reminds me of watching “The Greatest Story Ever Told” about the life of Christ this past Sunday. Not that Gonzalo is Christ-like…..
But his words are truth and TRUTH is the most powerful weapon radical free-thinkers possess.
In the movie, the last scene, after The Resurrection, is of two rabbis talking. One is kevetching over the talk circulating among the people. The other says, “Don’t worry. Within one week all will be forgotten.”
We won’t forget Christ or his words and we won’t forget Gonzalo and his words either.
“I don’t think SBU dares kill or torture him.”
Then you do not know the SBU.
They have killed tens of thousands. They are the best (worst!) the Gladio people can come up with. Real animals led by sickos.
If you want to know how much protection being an “American citizen” gives a person who is working in opposition to the American gangster state, look up the name Rachel Corrie.
I have another name (among thousands); JFK!
State Department crickets when it comes to impugning the maggot overlord of funk in their US taxpayer high end ghettos of new condos in Tel-Aviv. Before clicking the link I thought this is where you were going. This is all like making a fist with the thumb held skyward, ‘American hegemony under Israeli supervision’. A seriously pithy comment you posted. It should provide food to thought for the questioning but I think they want to see Armageddon on a 1/32nd or HO scale to satisfy sitting in a Barcalounger while the foundation around them crumbles.
Not American, Chilean national.
Omar Khadr, was born in Toronto, Old Stock rulers didn’t do a damn think to assist him.
Brenda Martin, on the other hand, a convicted DRUG smuggler, was on front pages of print and audio/visual media, till her release was obtained by BULLING South Hemisphere country.
The glue holding Axis of Nazis is drying, rather quicker than anyone anticipated.
All Chilean are Americans.
Please stop thinking like the Ussians…
America starts in the northernmost tip of Canada, ends in the southernmost tip in Tierra de Fuego.
The US is just a small part of it. There are 34 other countries there apart from the USA
Technically you’re right but nobody from Brazil goes around and says they’re an American. That’s pedantic bullshit.
I though he is Chilean. However, even if he is one of Uncle $hmuel’s, he is not on the right side of things, so he will probably be disappeared.
Gonzalo Lira: Gonzalo Lira: I’m Here In Kiev, Ukraine!!! I’m OK, Check it out, I’ll be back
Sorry for the old Gonzalo video. I was so happy for the title that seemed to indicate the return of Gonzalo that I didn’t even realize it was old. And he warned that the Gestapo was after him. I pray you are well. Sorry.
Isn’t Russia using some serious electronic warfare equipment near Karkhov? Might just be that there is no internet.
I hope you are correct. That would be a great outcome.
He’s been pretty much phone only for the past couple of weeks – hopefully it just crapped out on him. I don’t know how much he’s been going out — have only seen him in interviews. Let’s all pray he’s safe and just technically challenged as I don’t want to think about anything more.
Is everyone trying to get this guy hanged by the Ukrainian/US authorities?
I’ve watched most of his stuff and he always states he is neither pro-Russia nor Ukrainian. He is therefore ‘neutral’.
Would be a huge mistake to harm this Mr Lira.
The thing is, IF he finally decided to “go dark” for safety, it would look EXACTLY the same as if he was disappeared. The first rule of “going dark” is to prevent anyone knowing you that you “went dark”. Even your closest relatives must be left out until after the situation is resolved. There would be only one or two people who would “know”, preferably even none. And those would not be posting about it.
All that is left is hope and pray he pops up alive down the line. Everything else is just speculation.
Cthulhu on April 17, 2022 · at 4:43 pm EST/EDT
Isn’t Russia using some serious electronic warfare equipment near Karkhov? Might just be that there is no internet.
Good point. The only way I found to check was to search for hotels in Kharkhiv – the first to come up was the Viva and their website seems to be working, so I fear your explanation won’t work. I pray he’s safe.
That web works means nothing these days. Very few businesses run their websites from servers on their premises.
But ref. telecoms working. Yes, by most reports these were not shut down yet.
Very, very upsetting. Gonzalo has been a brave friend to us all, providing on the scene observations, from the heart frankness, and unparalleled common sense. May he and his family be safe from the evil that surrounds him.
Best thing to do is to stay calm.
When Gonzalo was forced out of his hotel room in Kiev, he was completely offline for a couple of days, before he popped up in Kharkov.
I too am upset with the silence around Gonzalo. This is terrible. I consider him a great asset in knowing about the war going on in Ukraine. He was very valuable! I hope he is safe and am praying for him. God Bless, Gonzalo.
He does have an American passport, I believe. The US has a pretty good track record taking care of its citizens, no matter where they are.
Are you serious? Especially for someone broadcasting information counter to the propaganda …
The pUkies will of course blame anything and everything on the RF.
Yes I am serious.
How does it go along with assassination of American citizen(s?) with drone(s?)?
You may say the other guy was a Muslim extremist with dark skin, but one can always try to catch at a straw.
So, I really hope that Gonzalo doesn’t need help from the American government.
A US passport means less than shit if the holder goes against empire’s plans.
JFK,RFK,MLK, Rachel Corrie, Pat Tillman….need I go on?
And yes I am serious.
Furkan Dogan . . .
Then you have no idea what you are talking about. I’m an expat US citizen. A US passport provides about as much protection as a roll of toilet paper, certainly no more. Zero in a combat zone.
As an ex pat also, i vouch for that 100%.
Lets hope for the best for GL. And Lancaster and all the valiant over there fighting the Empire of Lies.
Expat here also – your US citizenship means diddly if washington thinks you are anti-regime.
Hasn’t the last 20 years of Washington killing disloyal American citizens overseas without the slightest due process been Illuminating ?
You have a point. Ukies even kill their own citizens to heap blame on Russians. They would do some foreigners and invite news channels ‘to witness how evil Russians are.’
I’m honestly shocked that Ukrainian society especially its state organs like police, SBU and Army have no regards for their people’s welfare. What kind of ideology have they been brainwashed since 2014? These idiots are just happy to score camera PR points. I’m honestly shocked.
You don’t understand Ukraine
It is not their people. The current ideology in the Ukrainian government is one that consider all people living East to the Dnieper sub humans.
Germán nazis were also killing their own citizens in 1939, just they didn’t consider them “their citizen”
isn’t half of Kiev “East of the Dnieper’?
How many Yank pow were left behind/abandoned in Vietnam?
At least 50k. Part of peace with dignity or whatever it was that the U$ would pay 3.5 billion in war reparations and the POWs would come home. The U$ never paid. In Perot’s presidential run he mentioned it. He also said Bush threatened to kill his family and dropped out of the race. There is more money in selling POW-MIA flags and bracelets than in repatriating the poor bastards. Truth be told more AmeriConned service men elected to stay in VN than this number of POWs. There were more heroin addicts than that. I am writing a book about salt and pepper teams, if you have anything to contribute. You are obviously knowledgeable. So many servicemen married, moved to a hooch in a village, had several kids, were airmobiled to another strategic hamlet which they torched, not expecting to come home to theirs and find their wives and kids killed by another army group from another zone who came in and killed their families while these guys were out killing someone else. It was planned. The doldrums and boredom between firefights is interminable. Of the addicts that came home, of the insane that came home, of the newly indoctrinated killers and criminals who came home, who could become employed as for years most Americans were against the war and they often owned business and didn’t need cadres of killer losers to stack pallets. These misfits contributed to the rise of bank robbing shotgun teams. Look it up, the facts and stats are there to bolster this claim. Check out the book Underground Empire, out of print, and see the close relation between the return of the ‘shining’ vets and the rise of drug crime, killing sprees, and the rise of things like the NSA. Thanks Prince for bringing it up. Hope your easter sunday is a nice one.
You too sir, have a good one + thanks for the heads up regarding ‘Underground Empire’. Just had a quick browse on Wikipedia (yeah, I know) and found that the LA Times did a hatchet job on the book- a sure sign that James Mills was definitely onto something.
Yeah, just ask Jack Kennedy!
No they don’t. The US blows! I was in Europe after 9/11 and trying to come back to the States after there were reports of potential new attacks. I called the embassy and they just tell you to stay tuned and listen for updates. They don’t help their citizens anymore. Those days are decades gone.
Choose the Red pill next time. The Empire kills anybody, anywhere, anytime, without trial, without reason.
You seem very kind -natured or just out of circulation. America never takes care of its citizens when they do not toe the party line. Gonzalo didn’t.
I have listened to quite a few of Gonzalo’s posts and his chats with the Duran. Having seen what happened in Bucha because of these Nazi’s I fear for his life.
A brave man reporting on the times he was living through and helping us all to understand the truth.
I pray he will come through OK.
My understanding is that Gonzolo is a Chilean citizen who spent many years in America but is a legal resident of Ukraine and has some sort of ties to the United Kingdom as well. I do not believe he has any connection with America except an ex-wife.
I am quite sure he is a US citizen. He was born and grew up in the US. Then they went back to Chile. I am also quite sure that his ex-wife or mother of his child is Ukrainian. He said that on a podcast. That is how he ended up in Ukraine. She was the Nanny/ Au pair for his friends in England.
Yes, Reddit and other sites say that he’s an American citizen – as far as it goes that appears to be the case, although according to him he is Chilean by ancestry (dual citizenship – no idea). He said in one of his videos that he’s married to a Ukrainian woman. I’m not certain his citizenship, whatever it is, will do him any favors since he’s been very outspoken with viewpoints and observations contrary to the mainstream narrative. I’m not certain if anyone has verified that he’s missing other than missing the scheduled interview mentioned in the video above. I’m hoping he’s just having difficulty with his phone and it being Easter Sunday in a war zone it’s not simply a matter of popping down to the phone store.
If he was born in California then for sure he is a US citizen unless he actively gave up US citizenship—and it is not that easy to do.
Just ask those US citizens who are expats of some stripe and who wish not to be hounded to the ends of the earth to pay US taxes and try to divest themselves of their citizenship.
I’m afraid he has been apprehended by the SBU.
He said he had a plan in that event.
For the latest:
Apparently he was apprehended at the border.
Confirmation will prove difficult.
I find that highly unlikely. He would know that he only way he would pass that border would be as a tranny, post corrective surgery.
I was just thinking yesterday that he might be safer going into Donbass side than remaining in Banderistan. He is in a super-vulnerable position, basically, and should have stopped broadcasting from there as soon as war broke out. I suggested to the Duran to stop interviewing him for that reason. Hopefully, he finds a way out of Ukraine.
Maaany of us have been following Gonzalo since the beginning, in many cases, not missing a single one of his analyses on his lives.
He is the man who talks about anything without a filter – the way he sees it and with a lot of courage and in a very lucid, truthful way.
By doing so, Gonzalo was also acting as a collective voice from inside ourselves, talking about and touching on issues that have been pushed down thru our throats for decades and decades…
Listening to him it gives us hope!
I have just checked, there seems to have been a telegram post this afternoon on his channel. Is it possible that he just hasn’t made any videos for some reason?
Please put a link. Mod.
Last message on Telegram is from Friday: https://t.me/realCRP/4343
I hope this is relevant and really from today. But he still seems to be posting on Telegram.
No. The date on it is April 15
He is very likely fine, and will be fine.
Many people have told him to shut up (politely) whilst events in and around his location heat up – and whilst the SBU are routing out informants who they believe are revealing secret caches of equipment.
He ha likely just gone dark for a while and will re-emerge at some point.
The break will do him good too, as let us be honest, his own growing ego needed to be reigned in. He had gone from “reporting” lots of useful information with a bit of personal opinion, to giving a lot of personal opinion with just a bit of useful on-the-ground information.
Many people who develop a big social-media or youtube or blog following fall into this trap. They just need to be politely told to watch the ego and stay focused on the facts – which is why they got a big following to begin with.
I have heard internet is down for a lot of people in the east anyway due to Russian disruption and EWS.
No Ego wrote:
Many people have told him to shut up (politely)
NO the SBU have threatened to kill him on multiple occasions. The SBU is the SS of Zelensky, and conducted by the CIA, killing and torturing “pro Russians” and political opponents.
No Ego wrote:
Let us be honest, his own growing ego needed to be reined in.
He does not come across as one having a big ego, but is pretty humble and factual in his reporting.
No Ego wrote:
He had gone from “reporting” lots of useful information with a bit of personal opinion, to giving a lot of personal opinion with just a bit of useful on-the-ground information.
Let’s see some documentation for your claim.
No Ego wrote:
Many youtube or bloggers just need to be told to watch their ego and stay focused on the facts.
Maybe you are an Agent for the SUB or CIA trying to downplay the disappearance of Gonzalo Lira.
Maybe you will receive the (Polite) treatment the Pro-Russian and POWs gets in the Guantanamo of Kiev.
Liras ego had indeed ballooned from the onset of this crisis. He went from simply posting videos on YouTube about men and women relationships to war commentator. I found his take on things at the beginning to be a fresh perspective, from someone on the ground, but as the weeks wore it became more about opinion. Regardless of my personal feelings, and my internal bullshit meter, it was a dangerous gambit to play in a country beset with lunatics looking for any excuse to harass or disappear someone.
Liras ego ballooned from the onset of this crisis. He went from simply posting videos on YouTube about men and women relationships to war commentator.
Changing your perspective from talking about partner relationship to report about war is not a sign of a grooving ego. It is a sign about talking about what is happening in our lives.
The special about Alfonzo Lira reporting is that he has a moral compass about what is happening in this war. That is why most of us like him, and why tyrants and bullies hates him.
Most people are raised with a moral compass, but only a few express their indignations when they experience evil and injustice.
Coward’s keeps their mouth shut, in order not to divert repercussion from the bullies toward themselves.
Silence is all bullies need to keep going.
Remember the proverb: when they came for my neighbor I did not protest, and when they came for me there were no one left to protest.
Regardless of my personal feelings, and my internal bullshit meter, it was a dangerous gambit to play in a country beset with lunatics looking for any excuse to harass or disappear someone.
You do not leave much to our imagination about what your moral compass and courage are.
Courage is when you speak up against evil and do not cove in the face danger.
People like Alonzo Lira are a threat to tyrants (just like Jesus) because he emboldens more people to rise against evil and hypocrisy.
Jesus has risen, rejoice and keep the faith.
You’re mixing up my comment about his earlier videos and his later commentary. To be honest the commenting system on this site is quite horrible (not as horrible as Moon Of Alabama…. that’s got to be the worst) in that it doesn’t “thread” very well. And as an IT pro for decades I speak with some experience. What his earlier youtube “work” does is make it hard for me to take seriously his later comments. This is similar to a guest that appeared on Tim Pools live vidcasts… later to be found out as being one sick and twisted dude! You have to be careful who you let in. Just because someone says this or that doesn’t make them credible. We are dealing in a time where deceit runs rampant and our desire for facts may cloud our better judgment. I’d rather be ignorant and not know than spread a lie… if even by mistake. If the commenting system here were better I’d put more effort into replying. Regardless I hope the fellow makes it out in one piece.
Yes i can confirm that the Russians are using EW to suppress comms for example in Chernigiv as things are hotting up again there…
Please back up statement with facts. Mod.
They did take down 2 fighter planes in Kharkiv today. https://sputniknews.com/20220416/updates-militants-mercenaries-at-azovstal-asking-kiev-to-allow-them-to-surrender—russian-mod-1094823116.html
Scroll down 6 hours.
Maybe he doesn’t have service. You have written this very thing before or under a some other anonym. Why do you listen if you don’t enjoy him? There is nothing wrong with his ego. Gonzalo’s personal take is much of his charm and much of the interest.
How can you criticize this man when he is missing. What is wrong with you?
I pray he is alive and well and I hope he has one hell of a story to tell us. Be safe and well Gonzalo.
Yes the dudes a clown!
The EGO’s are all in western MSM. You don’t dare disagree with their narrative which just happens to be US.Gov & CIA Policy. Basically jumped up whore shills.
I look forward to hearing Mr Lira’s dulcet tones on the air in the soonest time possible.
I am worried about Lira.
I agree that he was on something of an ego trip.
My sense was that this may have been canceling out some common sense on his part.
He did follow suggestions to make some changes in his “Zoom/room background” to remove items that would be identifiable.
Hopefully his disappearance is temporary, and he will come back with some firsthand news and analysis.
I too am worried about Gonzalo.
Is it possible he is dealing with internet or power outages? He is in Kharkiv and Russia has stepped up bombing in that area. Are there any reports of internet and/or power outages in the area?
Yes, whole suburbs are blacked out
May God protect Gonzalo Lira and the Russian soldiers. May Russia be victorious in this war.
Christ is King
He posted a telegram message about a trip to the Ukraine/Russian border near Kharkov. Maybe that was a dry run in case of problems? I noticed he stopped showing himself during the most recent youtube videos. Perhaps a change of appearance? Anyway, hoping for the best for this courageous man.
A good journalist Gonzalo. If he didn’t hide from the ukrov, then he might well be killed. There is no need to think that the Ukrainians will be ashamed to do this. I hope that he is doing well.
Was chatting with him Friday. Seems according to telegram he was last seen 9mi ago. Stay safe bro
Where are you seeing this? On a private chat? He hasn’t posted anything since Friday.
Yeah, , not a post just a ‘ last seen 1 hr ago’ dunno if it means anything .
Sure you’re not talking to some SBU officer with Gonzalo’s phone?
We all know Gonzalo is smart men. Also “street smart”, from the streets of Chile, USA, Borderland.
I think he is few steps ahead of enemy.
Sadly I’ve suspected that, something has happened to him, since he has not been seen for a couple of days now, i just hope that the Zelensky’s SBU or Azov goons didn’t get him? My prayers are with you Gonzalo and your family. 🙏🏻☦️
I’m almost certain I had a dream last night where I saw Gonzalo get nabbed.
A man wearing a white shirt knocked on his door. He looked like he was disguised as a civilian or some type of non-military government worker maybe.. then who (I think) is Lira answers the door, and the man in the white shirt pulls out a gun.
I will keep him in my prayers. Zelensky is a war-criminal, an enabler of all of this and he MUST pay for what he has done to his country and his people.
Certainly hope he is ok. It seemed strange he had gone quiet. Many will be praying he is safe and turns up soon. God bless him.
Let’s all appeal to the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take action with Ukraine to safeguard the life of a Chilean citizen!!!!
Please note several people are saying he is an American citizen. Double check. Mod.
The US embassy doesn’t give a damn about him and to the Chilean embassy no le importa dos pepinos. The former hates a ‘narrative’ spoiler and worse, one who talked trash about Nudelman and the latter hates it when one of its own upsets the Master.
He holds a Chilean passport and has instructed viewers to contact the Chilean embassy in Poland if he goes dark for more than 12 hours at a time. My bet is hundreds of people have contacted that embassy at this point.
I hope it’s nothing like what is feared. If he reappears, I think all his friends should tell him to stop reporting. He has done his reporting already. He can only add a quality of diversity more than substance at this point (a different shade of the same thing). It’s not worth it to risk his life anymore.
What he was doing was utterly foolhardy (or heroic)
He should have gone across the Russia border early on.
The fact that the Ukr military would be going after him was a certainty.
He was spoiling the narrative.
Being a US citizen might spare him death but if ZOG gives the ok, he’s done.
Shill MSM will blame Russia of course.
He couldn’t leave, there are checkpoints at every exit from the city. Lying low was the best option. Lets hope its just a power outage
If he is American citizen that won’t do him a favor. US embassy or consulate helps American citizens, not US passport alone. I doubt any US diplomat will show up to snatch him out of Ukies clutch. He even might end up in one of many CIA black sites all around the world.
But lets not be so grim. He looked like smart guy who knows the trade. He evaded Ukies for a long time. I am sure he prepared himself for sudden departure in case of being traced.
By the way, anybody hear anything from Julian Assange lately?
I get occasional updates, but there has been no real news. He’s still in prison and the slow process of trying to get him extradited is still underway. I presume his health has stabilized.
Not much. Anyway, God gifted him with two beautiful children, so the ones that support the truth have to support and take care of his children’s wellbeing. At the end it always matters what we leave behind. He did his part for a better world, is a hero!
I hope Gonzalo Lira will be saved!
Let’s remember this beautiful piece of history, when the people show their real feelings towards opressors: US Ambassador stoned by Serb, Madeleine Albright: This is not nice, let’s get out of here. She died, but all the Satanists will see soon how it is to not be able to show their face anywhere in the world, as they will be crushed by population, is coming, is coming…
Prayers for our dear Gonzalo Lira.
Do you remember that youtube video where he talked about people who disappeared? And how this would make those left behind go mad…because not knowing what happened to these people was the worst.
I hope he surfaces somewhere soon.
He did say in one of his videos, commenting on the torture of Russian POWs that he had “taken precautions”…in case he is ever arrested…not quite sure what he was alluding to…
yeah – like a poison pill
Not many listened to Gonzalo’s broadcast about Victoria Nuland. She’s a major neo-con and married to Robert Khagan. Known as a central figure in Maiden 2014. You may remember her when someone taped her speaking to Ambassador Pyatt, and told him “F-U EU.”
He detailed Victoria Nuland’s grandfather, a Jew, who escaped or moved to the US. That grandfather was an extremely bitter towards anything Russian. That anger spilled over with the grandfather’s son. He would berate, yell and hit his son and that cause pschological damage.
Victoria was raised in this atmosphere only to foment her intense hatred of Russia, too.
Gonzalo said that Victoria micro-managed Maiden, by choreographing the street violence of Maiden.
You may want to see Gonzalo’s broadcast if it’s still at The Saker.
Question: if Gonzalo has died, Nuland probably engineered his brutal death.
That’s how crazed these Neo-Cons are.
Nobody has mentioned The Daily Beast they recently did a hit piece on him (21.03).Gonzalo was quite clear that these journalists would be responsible for his death. You tube video just now put up a part of this
Thereafter, I noticed a few connections of same journalists with US gov and Kiev.
There’s no telling. Too soon to say. Perhaps he split because the fighting was getting too close. Who knows.
I’ll take it to a moiuntaintop today and pray for Gonzalo Lira there that the Divine Spirits of Heaven and Earth will protect and guide him.
What about the identity of these SBU agents? Seems to me like they are the glue that holds this regime together. Have their identities is a real intelligence treasure. A job for Spetsnaz. To eliminate ever last one of them.
This is worrying news. My prayers for Gonzales and his familily.
I’m wondering if part of the problem can be that he have been gaining to much tracktion lately. That seems to be a factor in muting on social media. The magic number is suggested by some to be 60 000 +. Maybe he’s muted.
The CIA owns the SBU, maybe Victoria Nuland took offence of his analysis of her and pushed the mute button. Regardless she and others of her kind is candidates for Nuremberg 2.0.
If the SBU has him, he is gone, after pitiless, inhuman abuse. We will miss him but should not give up hope for a sane and safe world. We should find his murderers and serve them justice in public.
Keep in mind that there are many neonazi groups also operating in Kharkov. Azov has a second HQ there for example. Plus the infamous video of Russian POWs being shot in the legs was filmed there. To make things even worse, they also emptied out their prisons to fill their ranks with more unscrupulous cannon fodder. If that wasn’t enough, the AFU have started bombing the city proper recently to drum up more “Russian war crimes”.
No citizenship of any country will protect Gonzalo if those people get to him. I really hope he gets out of this alive. I’m not even sure if raising a stink about his disappearance is a good idea because it might get the attention of the SBU if they didn’t already get him.
Some had their balls shot off as well! Not just in the legs. Why do people still stick with this sanitised version? Get the info out there- legs, balls and penis shot off with some of those soldiers, see the video. You can see some dying of blood -loss from the penis shots for God’s sake.
He was taunting them
Gonzalo said in the past that if someone is taking him he has some sort of last measure (strongly assuming suicide). So they either got him before he managed to do anything or he was successful with whatever he was planning on doing. OR better yet that’s just some misunderstanding here, maybe he lost access to the internet.
was it a news not long ago that Ukrainians in kharkiv hunting a “traitor” that is tipping of the russisans for the targets around town. big manhunt was ongoing . maybe he got caught up in that. (hope not)
lets just hope its a internet outage
That’s some real possibility.
Or may be in hiding somewhere without connection.
Let’s pray for him…
Gonzalo’s insights, even from the early days in Kiev, were always insightful, and he was an astute commentator. But right from the beginning my instinct was that he was sticking his neck out too much, and asking for trouble.
I sincerely hope not.
I think going forward a good random question to ask is : “Where is Gonzalo Lira ?”.
This will make it more difficult to disappear him, and also draw renewed attention to his work.
He himself often made a point of questioning, “Where is Tiffany Dover ?”.
Apart from prayer, it is what we can actually do.
I had the same thought. It seems that Tiffany Dover has reappeared too, so lets take that as a good omen for Gonzalo
She is dead she didn’t resurect
Where did you get this BS?
Read the comments
Going to Kharkov was a poor choice, if this is indeed all true. I’m sorry to tell you that bullshittism is a national sport in Chile.
“bullshittism is a national sport in Chile”—?????
This stupidity comes to you naturally or do you work at it?
What’s your problem? Your wife ran away with a Chilean? Are you a Bolivian nurturing a festering rancor for Chile for making you landlocked? In neither case does it have anything to do with Gonzalo and right now he is a missing person that normal people are concerned for. Pudrete
Vive ahí, es casado con ucraniana.
He has been recklessly brave.
It was inconceivable this would not happen at some point unless he was under some serious protection.
The best one can hope is that this is his protection in action, and that he has been very deeply electronically buried by his own safety. Or alternatively that some serious military activity has cut communications and power. Because if he has been taken then it is hard to really imagine how he can survive it.
The power is out in parts of Kharkov, lets hope that’s all it is. Sharing everyone’s concern
Here he is on the Saker, two weeks ago:
He said he intends to do a regular show, although it seemed unlikely at the time — he was streaming from a phone.
I do sincerely hope all is well and good for Gonzalo, I’ve been following his updates every morning and night…This, I thought, is rather curious, a smear story/headline reposted today, originally dated March 20, 2022…
“How a Sleazy American Dating Coach Became a Pro-Putin Shill in Ukraine
Gonzalo Lira via YouTubeAs soon as Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, Gonzalo Lira started sharing his thoughts and observations on the conflict in a run of YouTube videos and posts on Telegram” …
Yahoo News 5am 04/17/22…Story was 5hr’s old when I noticed it this morning.
AKA: Zionist news…Supporting any notice his absence, as a Putin sympathizer, to be memory holed?
Z for Victory!
Thanks. Curious timing. I recall he mentioned on telegram a few weeks ago that ‘The Daily Beast’ was trying to get him killed. This re-posting seems to be much more elaborate than the one I read earlier, the ‘Manosphere’ concept is new to me.
The only thing I share with everyone in the replies is the wish he’s fine and safe. On the topic of the bio of Gonzalo, please stop the BS. He is a fine gentlement born in Chile, in a wealthy family (if this info is relevant). He holds both citizenships, Chilean and American. You may use the Internet to search a litle and get the right info.
I follow him on his coach red pill channel, where it all began. He is just a no nonsense guy that towed the MGTOW line in the beginning of his Youtube channel, hence any negativity with regards to him. I hope that he is fine, as he really put it out all on the line with his reporting on this war. He needs to lay low and get to the other side of the lines somehow. It has become too risky for him.
Full bio at https://www.businessinsider.com/author/gonzalo-lira
Gonzalo Lira was born in 1968 in Burbank, California He is the son of Gonzalo Lira Valdés and María Isabel López Hess and a descendant of José Miguel Carrera. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley, New York City, and Miami, as well as Guayaquil, Ecuador. He completed high school at St. George’s College in Santiago, Chile, in 1985. He attended Dartmouth College in 1991, graduating with honors in 1995, with a degree in history and philosophy. He has written several novels, directed a short film, developed video games and produced YouTube videos. He moved to lower Manhattan in 1998 and to Chile in 2002.
Gonzalo certainly educated me! His descriptions of the Russian military modus operandi was outstanding, giving an interesting and lasting insight into this Special Military Operation. I am indebted to him for his lucid and honest appraisals of relevant matter. Thankyou Gonzales, I hope to hear from you again.
He’s a Chilean citizen. He has repeatedly said that if he goes “missing” for more than 12 hours to bombard the CHILEAN EMBASSY in WARSAW which I have done. (sent an email & filled out an online comment form)
+48.22.858.2330 is their phone number – you’ll need to look up the prefix from whatever country you’re in. It’s been constantly engaged when I’ve rung.
EVERYONE reading this get onto it . . . . NOW . . . please !!
At the beginning of Galloway’s show, when it stood clear, as it did to most of us that had been following him by then, that Gonzo who hadn’t been heard from since a tweet late Friday, was not going to call, Galloway when he failed to reach Gonzo started to take calls instead. But he immediately hung up on a guy who sounded exactly like Gonzalo. The voice was muffled, not quite the enthusiastic Gonzo we are used to but it was definitely him.
Many reacted to that in the youtube chat.
That he would totally disappear for 48 hours and suddenly turn up on Galloway’s show didn’t and still don’t make sense.
The call you are referring to was identified as “Marcus is in Chorley in England.” It consisted of the words “Hi George” spoken with a slight English accent and the word “Hallo.” Gonzalo has said “hello” before on the Duran podcast when reconnecting after having been cut off. This caller sounded nothing like that and it almost certainly wasn’t Gonzolo Lira, who does not speak with an English accent.
That’s obviously not the call I’m referring to. Pay attention and listen from the point were he gave up on Lira and started to take the calls.
Why is Lira in Kharkov? He has made a few videos while there, none of which shed much, if any, light on what’s happening on the ground in and around that city. There was a very interesting one about Victoria Nuland’s atavistic rage and another about those who vanish. But he could have made those lounging by the pool on his parents’ ranch outside Santiago, in a loft in Manhattan or in a bedsit in Soho. So, again, why is he in Kharkov? He is there to establish a brand for himself as ‘our man in Kharkov’. He is engaged in a marketing exercise as part of an investment plan which he hopes will earn him your dollars. In short, he is a conman. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with being a conman. I’ve known a few and the best of them are good company by virtue of their intelligence, wit and charm. But one should never lose sight of the fact that conmen are invariably narcissistic opportunists who prey on others’ emotional excesses…evidence for which there is aplenty in many comments in this thread, over-flowing as they are with anxiety, fear and dread.
Lira has told us that he believes that women are crazy unless and until they have children and that men without children are nobodies. He has also told us that he is familiar with the high-class (sic) brothels of Kiev and likes to joke about parties with lots of hookers and cocaine. He likes to pepper his monologues with the F-word. This all speaks of a common garden Latin American machismo. His Red Pill Coach followers all look like confused little boys trying to play tough guys with their fingers on the pulse. I’m more inclined to turn my thoughts to the thousands of his innocent co-habitants in Kharkov who justifiably fear violence from the rats which, in the cage that the city has become, they find themselves locked in with.
Why has Lira gone silent? Well, his phone may simply not be working at the moment. Or perhaps he has run out of interesting things to say just now. Or maybe his silence is a theatrical device to hold the breathless attention of his followers. Who knows? But I don’t like his chances. I think he miscalculated badly in traveling to Kharkov, possibly on the assumption that the city would be one of the first to be liberated by the Russians. He wasn’t to know that the plan would be to mostly bypass the major urban centres. Time is certainly on the Russians’ side but it is definitely not on Lira’s. On the other hand, he is a smart guy so I don’t write him off just yet. I hope he finds a way to safety.
I somewhat agree with you. He built a brand and seems to love to be in the spotlight.
He also articulates himself well and has some interesting takes. Doesn’t buy the western bullshit.
And he’s a good storyteller.
Why is/was he in Kharkov? Because his kids were there and he lived there for years.
First he was in Kiev, he then travelled to Kharkov to take care of his kids. Send them to a safe place.
That’s when he had the chance to leave, I guess. And he should have left.
I always thought that he was a little too “brave”. In his shoes, I would have left with the kids.
ok, I wasn’t aware of the khiddies in Kharkov angle. Thanks for pointing it out. So I’m going to change what I said from “I think he miscalculated badly in traveling to Kharkov” to “I think he miscalculated badly in staying in Kharkov”. As you are saying. Everything else I’m going to leave as is. Cheers.
“Lira has told us that he believes that women are crazy unless and until they have children and that men without children are nobodies. He has also told us that he is familiar with the high-class (sic) brothels of Kiev and likes to joke about parties with lots of hookers and cocaine. He likes to pepper his monologues with the F-word.”
Well his statute has risen in my eyes.
The world needs more men like this, too many PC soy cucks today.
Well, you are for Lira a dream candidate to become a follower of his on Patreon, thereby transferring money from your bank account to his. Congratulations.
As a norm, women are genetically hard-wired to have children and men are genetically hard-wired to support them. That’s the way it’s been for what, a million years of primate evolution?
Do what you will with that tidbit of information, but it ain’t changing any time soon.
“There was a very interesting one about Victoria Nuland’s atavistic rage ”
Personally I didn’t find Lira’s take on the influence of the dad’s depression at all convincing.
Granted, Wiki is not dependable, but the account there does not support Lira’s interpretation.
So, where did Lira get his “insider” knowledge about the mental and emotional baggage that Nuland supposed carries from her father, and he from how own father? To me it looked like armchair psychiatry of a pretty superficial variety.
I cringed when Lira “informed” Scott Ritter about the proportions of offensive to defensive troops in a standard ground war—because AFAIK Ritter is the source of this type of info and military analysis, which other analysts such as Alexander Mercouris have picked up from Ritter. I had heard Ritter very clearly explain this whole issue of the force calculations, the features of “maneuvering” type of tactics, and other related military factors some days previous.
So, of course I hope Lira is safe, but I am bemused that so many here think he is a brilliant reporter.
Sure, and Lira’s pimping of Scott Ritter to his Patreon supporters at the end of their video discussion was a disgrace. Ritter was polite enough not to object.
Zelensky seems to have turned his regime into a nazi police state. The whole regime willl have to be destroyed.
And considering that he is only a poor puppet who’s strings are very visible, that means that the campaign of de-nazification must extend to the puppetmasters. Without that, you’ll just be de-nazifying yet another puppet every few years.
I once suggested in the Comment Section for him to shave his Head+Face and GTFO of there once some Woked NewsBlog Site decided to Doxx him to the Local SBU. Allegedly, a SBU Party came looking for him.
The Western SocialWoked, SBU, Bandera-Nazi, and NATO MIC were probably getting involved.
That was several weeks ago. Hope he’s Fine, In Hiding, or Out of Country by now.
That being said, Galloway’s Staff may have been Compromised Internally or Externally.
Or like Sean Penn’s staff, simply not have realized that today’s spies have the power to listen in on just about anything they want to hear. IIRC, it was Penn’s staff that was trying to set up some secret meeting with a drug lord or someone the US Gov wanted to grab. Thought they were being cool and secret, but no. That Galloway’s staff is using comm security measures that Five-Eyes can’t penetrate seems unlikely.
These days, if you are interesting enough to listen in on, I’d assume you have Chinese, Russian and multiple US agencies all listening in on you. Each government would have the capabilities. And yes, the American taxpayers foolishly pay for multiple copies of the same capabilities within their government. And, here in the 21st century, we haven’t even started talking about oligarchs and private firms of former NSA-trained folks.
These days, if you don’t want eavesdroppers, I’d suggest face-to-face in a forest miles and miles from any cell phone signal. And even then you might want to stand next to a waterfall if you are important enough to aim a directional mic towards. Camouflage also works of course, as a grandmaster once observed, you can’t hit what you can’t see …. but that’s kinda the opposite of being a celebrity blooger on the internets.
Lira’s unique and intelligent perspective on things will be be missed greatly if something bad has in fact happened to him. The Ukrainian SBU has been after him since the war began. Pray that he pops up again soon, safe and sound.
God please save Gonzalo Lira!!!
Just saw this on the twitter: @DanielPDouglas
If SBU got #GonzaloLira, they’d parade him on Telegram.
Shelling was getting near so he’s on the move. If he publicised this then SBU would be waiting for him at the borders/checkpoints. He’s a smart wealthy guy, give him credit. He’s one of my heroes, I’m praying for him. 🙏
Nazi checkpoints were closed for civilians when we last heard from him Friday. There were no way of getting out of town. He clearly said so and that zelensky thugs were harassing people on the streets.
He should’ve left the city a week ago while he could but he decided to stay as he said on the Duran around then. Pray for him 🙏.
SBU is one thing, but you also have Azovities or terobrona units reinforced with recently released thousands of hardcore criminals (second batch of them). They can shot you on the spot without any particular reason.
Robert Barnes said on a live blog about 6 hrs ago that he had spoken to Gonzalo 2 hours before and that there were power and Internet interruptions in Kharkov. At the same time I saw a comment that he had been seen being taken away from his new flat by a neighbour opposite. All we can do is hope that he is OK.
Thank you for sharing that, N P Rogers. Perhaps there’s a glimmer of hope for Gonzalo.
I have a Facebook friend named Dmitri Kovalevich who is obviously not as well known or influential as Lira but is somewhere in Kiev(?) and is under the same pressure to remain outside of hands of the Gestapo. He also sometimes doesn’t post for a few days causing worry. I hope both remaine cautious and fortunate
This sounds like the Chilean and US government murder of journalist Charles Horman in Chile in 1973 right after the Pinochet coup.
His name was Gonzalo Lira.
He earned it.
His father must b proud of his son.
He has/had bOOllz, that had to b trucked around in a wheelbarrow.
That`s prolly how they tracked him – searching for a bent wheelbarrow, and the depression in the asphalt the wheel made.
You Ts and Fs will remeber him as such, whether he turns up dead or alive…or remember his search forTiffany Dover and others, that went missing in the black hole recently referred to as ukraine.
He should got out of city earlier or really lay low. I am very sorry for him. I hope he is still alive, hidding somewhere. :(
Alas, it was inevitable. He will likely be tortured, then killed. He should have left Kharkov for a safe zone under the Russians. May God have mercy on his soul.
Every US citizen on this list should call and email
his/her US Congresscritter (House and Senate) to insist they tell the US State Dept to tell Zelensky to protect him and return him to safety if they have him. Get your family and friends involved too, those who will care and listen to humane reasoning.
Take a look a Moats Ep 152 at 30 minutes and 28 seconds, and listen for a minute or two.
Did you hear Gonzalo Lira? I thinks thats him. Maybe he had trouble charging his phone.
Thanks also for the tip. ‘Underground Empire’ available for download:
Can you all just calm down? The most logical thing is that Lira has lost his Internet connectivity. After all, he is smack in the middle of a war zone! This was to be expected.
Until he gets out to some place with an Internet connection or satellite phone, his war is over.
No sense getting hopes up OR down until we know more.
Absolutely praying for him and hoping for the best.
Hope he is ok,was only thinking the other day he hadn’t been active for a while very unlike him
I remember when he was in Kiev and one day showed the hotel. I felt that was a risky thing to do, then he pops up in Kharkov 2 days later. I’m worried but I’d say he’s still ahead of them.
Given what the SBU did to a member of their own delegation at peace talks, if he is in their hands, then sadly he may soon be in God’s hands.
Azov SBU…context and examples of these megalomania psychopaths actions(inspired by the president of course and his wild claims hysterias and paranoia)….any one is vulnerable in this society all levels from military and SBU brutal thugs. None is invulnerable from a government that has no sense of morality and is so morally corrupt .No idea why EU cannot see this….all their funding over previous years ends up like this….yet everyone still funds the Ukraine more
but whereas it was to help businesses…anti corruption etc…now it is blatantly military.They themselves have become so corrupted by Ukraine incessant demands and blackmails….hook line and sinker.
I recall seeing some news about power and internet outages in Karkov recently, due to weapon strikes.
Hopefully, that’s why his comm has gone dark… small hope anyway.
Stay strong and stay safe Gonzalo, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
someone should make BACK UPS of his video’s
I am today writing a hard copy letter to the Ukraine ambassador to the UK noting that Gonzalo has probably been taken by the SBU, and demanding that he be kept safe, and released in short order to a safe jurisdiction.
Hard copy letters have much more impact than emails, and cannot be removed by spam filters.
The impact of many thousands of letters arriving at Ukrainian embassies around Europe is hard to overestimate. If we collectively act now Gonzalo’s life may be saved (if he is not already dead).
I hereby appeal to the 13,000 people who read my piece on Israel, and the many thousands of other Saker readers, to do the same as soon as possible.
I’m praying for you Gonzalo Lira.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.
Here is the text of my letter to Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko in London…
His Excellency Mr Vadim Prystaiko
Ambassdor of the State of Ukraine
60 Holland Park
18 April 2022
Dear Ambassador Prystaiko
The status of Mr Gonzalo Lira in Kharkiv
I write to you to express my deep concern as to the status and safety of a Mr Gonzalo Lira.
Mr Lira is a citizen of Chile, who is legally resident in the city of Kharkiv.
I have strong reason to believe that he has been detained by agents of the Security Service of Ukraine (the SBU) without legal cause and in breach of his rights both as a legal resident of the state of Ukraine and as a human being.
Mr Lira has not, as far as I am aware, committed any crime under Ukrainian law.
I also have strong reason to believe that the SBU intend great harm to Mr Lira, and have no intention of submitting him to any due legal process.
I call on you to use your best efforts, as a matter of great urgency, to ensure that Mr Lira is (a) kept safe, (b) released unharmed, and/or (c) conveyed to a safe third-party jurisdiction as soon as possible.
In the event that it transpires that Mr Lira does indeed suffer harm at the hands of agents of the Ukrainian state I shall take steps to publicise this letter, with its date of origin, in as wide a fashion as is available to me.
I trust that you will give this matter your urgent attention
Gonzalo specifically asked for contact to be made to the Chilean embassy in Poland, so you wrote to some knob in Ukraine. Am not sure it really helps.
A master once said “complaining about complaining is still complaining”. But I am making an exception for 90% of posts here.
A man has gone missing, his family are reading these pages, and the posts have been mostly full of contempt or very specific about Gonzalo ‘s possible predicament. Very few posts have been about his well being, which goes to show the general arrogance and lack of compassion folk generally have. The Saker calls it indifference on these pages. You might all feel different if mortars start landing on your street.
Another master said ” be careful son, only 6 % of people in the world have any real warmth of heart”,,, looks like he is correct.