War criminal, the term loses its bite typed onto a Microsoft Word document. If you think about what it means to be a criminal in war, operating from within humanity’s ultimate inhumane situation, you will discover the devil within us all. So make no mistake about it, condemned ex-pilot Nadezhda Savchenko is not some heroine of the people of Ukraine, but a criminal in a criminal war on a people.
The civil war in Ukraine has been one of the great tragedies of modern times. Even though hardly anyone in the western world realizes or even cares, the United States and her allies instigated the overthrow of a stable government way before the Euromaidan. But, trying to tell this story, in English especially, it always falls on deaf ears. Be that as it may, when Nadezhda Savchenko gave away the positions of two Russian reporters so that her comrades could rain down mortar shells on their position, she committed a crime in war. Now a Donetsk City Court in southern Russia’s Rostov Region has found her guilty of complicity in the murder of Russian journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin in eastern Ukraine, and has sentenced her to 22 years in prison. The BBC and Reuters can slice and dice this story all they like, but the fact is the former Ukraine military officer is guilty as sin.
Now, for my bleeding heart American countrymen reading this, please consider this. In America, someone who plants 50 marijuana plants can get 20 years in prison and a $1 million dollar fine. And an accessory to murder will go to jail for between 20 and 30 years, if you catch my intentions here. In a war nobody in Iowa or Ohio gives a damn about, in a country 99 percent of Americans cannot find on map, a young fascist lieutenant thinks it’s her duty, and probably funny too, to get journalists killed that are trying to report on this horrific war. But the western press wants you to believe she is Malibu Barbi, that she is the Joan of Arc of both feminine heroism, as well as a victim of evil oppressors. This is ridiculous, and I will show you why. The rise of nazism in Europe, just like the rise of radicalism in the Middle East – is a dangerous trend, hands down.
But what kind of psychopathic Nazi does it take to join an army intent on murdering its own people? While I’ve no time or space to educate anyone on the war for the Donbass here, the regime of Petro Poroshenko, put in place by the Barack Obama administration, has murdered tens of thousands of innocent civilians, and has displaced over a million more. Russian speaking people in the East of Ukraine have been targeted for extinction, and Washington has blamed the whole mess on Vladimir Putin. Only idiots and people with no conscience at all believe these stories now. As for our heroine, Malibu Nadezhda, she branded herself a fascist when she joined one of Poroshenko’s most bloodthirsty and vile units, the Aidar Battalion. In 2014, Savchenko took the moral decision to join an extreme right wing, volunteer personal army of Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoyski. This is irrefutable; this is the truth of the matter. But let me clarify for you some more.
In 2014, Amnesty International condemned the Aidar Batallion for having committed war crimes, including abductions, unlawful detention, ill-treatment, theft, extortion, and possibly executions against the people of the Donbass. These Nazis were also condemned for blockading humanitarian aid to their own people, former citizens of Ukraine, in an effort to starve them to death. Even the members of Poroshenko’s government accused the Aidar Batallion of committing a “rain of terror” on the regions they occupied. Eventually the government disbanded the unit, after elements of the battalion turned like rabid dogs on the Kiev regime itself. The accounts, police reports, news reports, eyewitness testimonies even I have heard, condemn the members of this para-military unit as criminals. They are not heroes, please understand. Nadezhda Savchenko, and her comrades looted and pillaged, acted out the worst manner of crimes against not just the civilians of the Donbass, but the people of the regions outside the contended zone. From Lawlessness in the Kherson area, where people were robbed, kidnapped, or worse, to the Ukrainian TV Channel 17 being silenced, the right wing fascists Poroshenko and his fellow oligarchs have used have one mission. Savchenko’s job, and the job of her battalion fellows, was to help Poroshenko and his American handlers to strike fear into the populace. And this is what they have done all along.
Now, as it suits the perpetrators of the Ukraine unrest, a psychotic killer is transformed into an heroic figure, a hunger striking angel of mercy and valor, a tool to bruise your mind into thinking a homicidal maniac is Miss America. The reality is, like so much of this conflict, exactly the opposite. The Guardian or the BBC, Reuters or the New York Times will not bring you the real story. The fact is, those reporters are afraid too. I can prove this, many have told me so in confidence. The people who own the western press do not want you to know who this Savchenko woman is. If you truly know, then the people of Donbass, the so-called Pro-Russians would be the victims, the heroes – and Washington cannot have that. I recall an account of Aidar Batallion terror from the blockaded Crimea Peninsula. It is an account which may help you reconcile why Vladimir Putin moved in to protect Russian speakers in Crimea.
In the villages of Kalanchak and Chervonyi Chaban, on the border with Crimea, citizens go to sleep at night not knowing if they will ever wake up. When darkness falls the looters and rapists come out, law enforcement in these villages has long since disappeared, having been run off by none other than the members of our valiant Aidar Battalion. And the cries of these people reverberate in social media, they reach all the way to Kiev too, but no one ever came to rescue the old women, the young girls, the little boys beaten to a pulp in their front yards. Eventually, late last year, the locals evacuated their young women, girls, and little boys to other towns. Yes my fellow Americans, I want you to savor, to taste and even feel, what my comrades in the Donbass do, the bitter iron taste of other people’s blood on your tongue, this is what carrion like Barack Obama and the leeches in London have wrought. But let me continue, your “land of the free, home of the brave” horror is just beginning.
The local residents of this Kherson region did not stand by to be raped and slaughtered, they did not wait for the Kiev criminals to come and rescue them either. No, the US Marines, Chuck Norris, nor Arnold Schwarzenegger were not parachuted in to save the day. The local hunters, the shopkeepers, the old war veterans gathered themselves, like heroes from a Hollywood western, to protect their own. But Americans cannot get off the hook so easy in my story. Do you know who the Aidar Battalion scum on the frontiers and in these villages are? Well, I’ll quote one account:
“The natives say that the real “Aidar” left two weeks ago, and those freaks who are left are the Islamists, left to sweep the area away from the Ukrainians for the resettlement of the Tatars. Judging by the accent and dialect that not even the Tatars, and the Turks most likely, people say that “Islyamov agent of Erdogan and all these machinations against Russia for Turkish money, only affects residents Hermansen.”
I’ll let it all sink in for you now. But don’t argue, please. Don’t let your mind sway for even an instant, for I’ve volumes of stories, hundreds and thousands of witnesses, photos, video, documents, doctors, lawyers, and Babushkas who will swear a blood oath what I am telling you is true. At this point, no one who has been part of this attack on Russia and Russians, this NATO expansion debacle, gives a damn about anybody’s argument for anybody who’s a member of the Aidar Batallion.
Nadezhda Savchenko is the luckiest woman alive. She’s lucky she was capture by humane people. She at least got a trial before punishment. In wars where there are no rules, prisoners are not treated according to the Geneva Convention. But Nadezhda was, and she got her trial too. As I ponder the unfairness of western government leaders, of sold out media like BBC and the others, I cannot help but recall a lady named Anna Tuv. Global Research and many other independent media covered her sad situation. My friend and comrade, the American war fighter, Russell “Texas” Bailey is the closest to that horrific tale though. I’ve watched as he and friends like Graham Phillips have come to the aid of people like Anna, whose lives have been blasted out of peaceful existence, and into a lifelong type of hell. Anna awoke one night to Ukraine artillery fire directed onto her home, in the hail of death she saw her husband, laying beside her, blown to smithereens. Anna watched in horror as one of her kids was eradicated, eliminated from life, her daughter torn in half, her little boy peppered with shrapnel. Anna only has one arm now, she recovered from her other wounds with the help of surgeons there in shattered Donbass. Graham and Russell still visit, and bring gifts or help from time to time.
Anna has never been interviewed by BBC. Reuters has never covered how it was possible for an American backed army to murder a woman’s family in a dog patch, non-strategic spot on eastern Ukraine. The Obama State Department is not up in arms demanding that Anna Tuv be avenged, heralded, put on a pedestal for her clear bravery and perseverance! Anna was not the poster girl for a Nazi crime unit, a killer with a mission from Satan himself. If I seem too adamant here, you’ll excuse the hell out of me please. I fought for my country, I did my service, I am still doing my service to America. I can tell you the only western press story about Anna Tuv, it’s written by another Nazi sympathizer, the Daily Beast Putin hater and hack of ousted oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Anna Nemtsova. Believe it or not, she uses Tuv as a tool to try and bash the Russian media, and that’s all. One story, and a negative one at that, that’s all! Can you feel my anger? Lies, hateful and obliterating lies, this is what you all gobble down like Butterfinger candy bars, never thinking for a moment the real truth kills.
So, if you are so inclined, you may pine on about the poor, pitiful school girl in chains and under Vladimir Putin’s boot heel. Lieutenant Savchenko is lucky as hell though. World War II General, George Patton would have blown her brains out on the spot. Stalin’s men would have flayed her skin like a Luftwaffe pilot, hung high on a tree. The Saudis would have certainly chopped her head off, and left her to bleed out into the desert sands. Even in America, Savchenko would be tucked away in a women’s prison for life, left to wake each day to the horrors of the night before. But instead, Vladimir Putin sits in the Kremlin, pondering trading her for two Russians kept in detention in Ukraine – Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Aleksandrov. And there my fellow Americans, you have the real story of Malibu Nadezhda the fascist, the woman who would assist in killing, not for the sake of victory or defense, but simply because the her victims were Russian. Please never forget, the Russian speakers murdered or raped by these people. She is a war criminal, even if only by association.
Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.