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Putin And Zelenskyy, Two Messages

One of tyranny, the other of hope.

Two men, two messages. One a tyrant who rules over a benighted land. The other a leader of the fighting forces of freedom. In the end, only one can win.

FNC: “Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the West in his Victory Day speech Monday at the Kremlin, claiming that the U.S. and other countries had propped up a ‘threat’ on Russia’s borders and had even supported threats of nuclear war against his country.”

“Russia has always stood up for an international system of equality,” Putin said, according to a translation from the German outlet Deutsche-Welle. “We have always tried to find compromise solutions… Other countries had completely different plans.” Such a comedian.

“They have tried to attack our historical territories like the Crimea. They have threatened to use nuclear war, and the West has supported these military actions carried out in our neighborhood and that is why it was a threat we couldn’t accept,” Putin added. He claimed there was a “threat to our border. From what, exactly?

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“We have seen the military infrastructure developed,” Putin claimed, mentioning “more and more international military advisors coming into the country. The country was provided with modern weapons. There was a threat that was growing day by day.” Uh huh. That’s why the Ukes invaded Russia. Oh, wait…

“The United States of America, especially after the collapse of the Soviet Union,… has humiliated not only the whole world, but also their satellite states. They have tried to denigrate the memory of the Second World War,” Putin charged. Oh dear God, get a better speechwriter.

He then tried to rationalize the invasion. “Today in the Donbas, the militia and our forces stand up in order to defend our territory,” Putin said. “We have many people we should remember, and they are now supporting us in the Donbas. You are fighting for your homeland, for the future of our homeland.” For the future of a Bush league Dr. Evil.

Zelenskyy had a different story, one that is backed up by facts. “The evil has returned. Again,” he said. “In a different form, under different slogans, but for the same purpose…No evil can escape responsibility, it cannot hide in a bunker.

“On the Day of Victory over Nazism, we are fighting for a new victory,” Zelenskyy said. “The road to it is difficult, but we have no doubt that we will win.”

Russian invaders are “barbarians who… believe that their missiles can destroy our philosophy,” he said. “It annoys them. It is unfamiliar to them. It scares them. Its essence is that we are free people who have their own path.

“The Nazis were expelled from Luhansk, the Nazis were expelled from Donetsk, and Kherson, Melitopol and Berdyansk were liberated from the occupiers,” he said. “The Nazis were expelled from Yalta, Simferopol, Kerch and the entire Crimea. Mariupol was liberated from the Nazis. They expelled the Nazis from all over Ukraine, but the cities I named are especially inspiring us today. They give us faith that we will drive the occupiers out of our own land for sure.”

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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CARL
CARL
1 month ago

Save the speeches. We all know that both voices are simply annunciating the positions of two irreconcilable parties. One desires inclusion. The other, dissolution. One talks of sovereignty but courts globalism. The other yearns for reunion but eschews history. These are childish games played by adults who refuse to grow up. Most sad of all, the world looks on, entertained by it all.

jboo7
jboo7
1 month ago

Kamioner picks up the distortions by Zelensky, as if Ukraine had been fighting the NAZIs together with the Red Army, but the fact is that the man he and his friends celebrate as “Ukrainian HERO” was Hitler’s CHIEF COLLABORATOR AND HOLOCAUST HELPER: STEPAN BANDERA WHOSE PORTRAIT COVERED THE ENTIRE KIEV CITY HALL LAST IN THE CELEBRATIONS OF LAST NEW YEAR FOUNDED SS UNITS WHO KILLED JEWS, POLES AND RUSSIANS IN THE OCCUPIED UKRAINE!
When Kamioner quotes Zelensky with ““The Nazis were expelled from Luhansk, the Nazis were expelled from Donetsk, and Kherson, Melitopol and Berdyansk were liberated from the occupiers,” he said. “The Nazis were expelled from Yalta, Simferopol, Kerch and the entire Crimea. Mariupol was liberated from the Nazis. They expelled the Nazis from all over Ukraine, but the cities I named are especially inspiring us today”, he compares the Russian forces who only came into Ukraine, AFTER 14,000 RUSSIAN UKRAINIANS HAD BEEN KILLED BY FASCIST TROOPS to the situation when RUSSIAN TROOPS CAME BEFORE, AFTER GERMAN AND UKRAINIAN FASCIST TROOPS HAD KILLED THOUSANDS IN THOSE REGIONS – AND THAT WOULD BE QUITE CORRECT – BUT HE TWISTS IT ALL AROUND: NOW THE RUSSIANS ARE FASCISTS – LOGICALLY: “THE FASCISTS WON IN STALINGRAD AND KURSK AND TURNED AROUND WWII” – If we take the Kamioner-Zelensky “Logic”.
But the fascists of today are the ones who state killing on the Maidan (with a US Instructor – what did Obama know about that?), in Odessa, in Korsun, in many places, and finally, those 14,000 in Donetsk. And special mention needs the “heroic” Asov troop who stormed and occupied the free (but unarmed) Mariupol in 2014 and sit now in the steelworks there: Their foundation document by the founder Bilinsky says clear what their aim is: “To drive out the untermenschen and semitic powers”. And that is NOT fascist?

jboo7
jboo7
1 month ago

Kamioner picks up the distortions by Zelensky, as if Ukraine had been fighting the NAZIs together with the Red Army, but the fact is that the man he and his friends celebrate as “Ukrainian HERO” was Hitler’s CHIEF COLLABORATOR AND HOLOCAUST HELPER: STEPAN BANDERA WHOSE PORTRAIT COVERED THE ENTIRE KIEV CITY HALL IN THE CELEBRATIONS OF LAST NEW YEAR FOUNDED SS UNITS WHO KILLED JEWS, POLES AND RUSSIANS IN THE OCCUPIED UKRAINE!

When Kamioner quotes Zelensky with

“The Nazis were expelled from Luhansk, the Nazis were expelled from Donetsk, and Kherson, Melitopol and Berdyansk were liberated from the occupiers,” he said. “The Nazis were expelled from Yalta, Simferopol, Kerch and the entire Crimea. Mariupol was liberated from the Nazis. They expelled the Nazis from all over Ukraine, but the cities I named are especially inspiring us today”,

..he compares the Russian forces who only came into Ukraine, AFTER 14,000 RUSSIAN UKRAINIANS HAD BEEN KILLED BY FASCIST TROOPS to the situation when RUSSIAN TROOPS CAME BEFORE, AFTER GERMAN AND UKRAINIAN FASCIST TROOPS HAD KILLED THOUSANDS IN THOSE REGIONS – AND THAT WOULD BE QUITE CORRECT

– BUT HE TWISTS IT ALL AROUND: NOW THE RUSSIANS ARE FASCISTS – LOGICALLY: “THE FASCISTS WON IN STALINGRAD AND KURSK AND TURNED AROUND WWII” – If we take the Kamioner-Zelensky “Logic”.

But the fascists of today are the ones who started all of today’s killing on the Maidan (with a US Instructor – what did Obama know about that?), in Odessa, in Korsun, in many places, and finally, those 14,000 in Donetsk.

And special mention needs the “heroic” Asov troop who stormed and occupied the free (but unarmed) Mariupol in 2014 and sit now in the steelworks there: Their foundation document by the founder Bilinsky says clear what their aim is: “To drive out the untermenschen and semitic powers”. And that is NOT fascist?

 

jboo7
jboo7
1 month ago

Kamioner picks up the distortions by Zelensky, as if Ukraine had been fighting the NAZIs together with the Red Army, but the fact is that the man he and his friends celebrate as “Ukrainian HERO” was Hitler’s CHIEF COLLABORATOR AND HOLOCAUST HELPER: STEPAN BANDERA WHOSE PORTRAIT COVERED THE ENTIRE KIEV CITY HALL IN THE CELEBRATIONS OF LAST NEW YEAR FOUNDED SS UNITS WHO KILLED JEWS, POLES AND RUSSIANS IN THE OCCUPIED UKRAINE!

When Kamioner quotes Zelensky with

“The Nazis were expelled from Luhansk, the Nazis were expelled from Donetsk, and Kherson, Melitopol and Berdyansk were liberated from the occupiers,” he said. “The Nazis were expelled from Yalta, Simferopol, Kerch and the entire Crimea. Mariupol was liberated from the Nazis. They expelled the Nazis from all over Ukraine, but the cities I named are especially inspiring us today”,

..he compares the Russian forces who only came into Ukraine, AFTER 14,000 RUSSIAN UKRAINIANS HAD BEEN KILLED BY FASCIST TROOPS to the situation when RUSSIAN TROOPS CAME BEFORE, AFTER GERMAN AND UKRAINIAN FASCIST TROOPS HAD KILLED THOUSANDS IN THOSE REGIONS – AND THAT WOULD BE QUITE CORRECT

– BUT HE TWISTS IT ALL AROUND: NOW THE RUSSIANS ARE FASCISTS – LOGICALLY: “THE FASCISTS WON IN STALINGRAD AND KURSK AND TURNED AROUND WWII” – If we take the Kamioner-Zelensky “Logic”.

But the fascists of today are the ones who started all of today’s killing on the Maidan (with a US Instructor – what did Obama know about that?), in Odessa, in Korsun, in many places, and finally, those 14,000 in Donetsk.

And special mention needs the “heroic” Asov troop who stormed and occupied the free (but unarmed) Mariupol in 2014 and sit now in the steelworks there: Their foundation document by the founder Bilinsky says clear what their aim is: “To drive out the untermenschen and semitic powers”. And that is NOT fascist?

By the way: Zelensky has banned all parties but his own – and he closed all opposition newspapers, radio- and tv stations. Is that sign of FREEDOM?