An unpleasant truth for Ukrainians is coming to light

Sunday, 7 August, 2022 — The Saker

By Batko Milacic for the Saker Blog

Ukrainian forces have threatened civilians by setting up bases and operating weapons systems in populated areas, including schools and hospitals, as they battled the Russian intervention that began in February, Amnesty International said in a statement.

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Welcoming Old Friends

Sunday, 26 June 2022 — The Van Says…


Van friendThis is one of thousands of tales telling of how the Ukrainian people were abused by their own countrymen


Four months after Russia launched its Special Military Operation in the Ukraine, immense tracts of former Ukrainian territory are now under Russian control. Despite western media reports to the contrary, rather than the people of these regions fighting the Russians, they are actually welcoming them. This article will examine why.
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Gaza, Israel and ‘Human Shields’ By Sarah Gillespie

25 July 2014 — Gilad Atzmon

Isr shieldWhat does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the second word war, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassion and mercy of the combatant that they not slaughter the innocent in order to avenge their target. The ‘shield’ is not the human bodies surrounding the ‘guilty’ party, the shield is the clemency that mankind instinctively affords the innocent. The shield evaporates only when confronted by an enemy who is not merely a fellow soldier locked in a power battle, but a psychopath unconcerned with the pain of others. Such is the case with the Hamas. They are faced with an enemy who is willing to obliterate pregnant women, babies, kids, handicapped people, schools and crowded hospitals in order to smash their target. The Israelis repeatedly demonstrate a pathological disregard for any life that is not a Jewish life, and it is for this reason alone, that the Hamas are utterly incapable of ever using ‘human shields.’ 

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Kids in Firing Line: Israeli soldiers on ‘Human Shield’ trial

25 October, 2010 —

Two Israeli soldiers, convicted of using a Palestinian a child as a human shield, face a prison sentence of up to three years. It’s the first time there’s been a conviction since Tel Aviv re-inforced a ban on using civilians in combat against their will. RT’s Paula Slier met the boy whose life was in the firing line.