I understand why in the beginning there was a lot of talk about possible Putin expansion of the war to other countries, but I wonder about this now when I am reading pieces about the vast amount of equipment he has lost, the poor state of reserve equipment, the impossibility of repair, the large loss of life, the large number of soldiers incapacitated by wounds, the policy of supposedly not sending fresh conscripts into combat, their likely poor performance if they were sent, the number of earlier conscripts which are going to jump at the chance of going home at the end of their term, and the difficulty of raising additional resources without admitting that this is a war, not some kind of minimal action, and that one is losing.
#PutinWarCriminal and #RussianWarCriminals must answer for scenes so vicious on the European continent that people with easy to upset stomachs should not view the following images. You are about to see how the Russian thugs dressed in military gear threw the Geneva Convention into a mass grave. We had hints of this depravity in Syria, where Russians operated. But Assad and Putin covered up for one another. I don’t wonder, but I know the Western world will not stand for other Russian expansionism elsewhere. Zelenskyy will continue to stoke the Western World’s conscience with the white-hot flames of moral outrage.
Russia invading Ukraine is our first “world war” built on cellphones connecting 4 Billion people all over the planet. In this war, the occupied country takes back their land in just weeks and sees horror shared instantaneously - with the whole world watching. Anyone with eyes can see the evidence of war crimes the world must prosecute. We must end these wars, which should have stopped in the 20th Century.
And yes, Russia must arrest Putin and turn him over to the World Court. The free world built on the rule of law must try and convict Putin so that other Authoritarians can see their actions will have dire consequences in the 21st Century. The new Russian leadership will also have to go after Putin’s cronies and kleptocrats to claw back the stolen Russian commonwealth. The new leadership that wants to re-establish Russia in a world economy must understand that the West will no longer play ball with bloody dictators hiding behind Christo-Fascism to whitewash their crimes.
Putin is a dead man walking. At this moment in time, he has eviscerated FSB leadership (with his arrest three weeks ago of top operatives in 20 FSB headquarters all over Russia) and has lost his military’s confidence. Putin no longer has the trust of his bureaucracy. He needs to extend his meeting tables by another football field length. He is the world’s Public Enemy No. 1 because of photos like this which anyone with a phone and backdoor connections inside a country ruled by Autocracy cracking down on the internet can view in a second.
When you see this first horrific image, think of Putin’s projection to “denazify Ukraine.” Imagine the horror this poor woman faced in this first image. Whether Russian troops carved the Nazi swastika into her skin before or after they raped and murdered her, this poor woman died in abject fear due to an enemy with no moral compass and no cares for the rule of law.
If fear of nuclear annihilation means we can’t go after these monsters, then I don’t belong in this world. We must track them down. We must demand justice for civilians who were butchered and left to rot on streets and in mass graves, many of them with hands tied behind their backs.
425) #StandWithUkraine #PutinWarCriminal #RussianWarCriminals
Putin lies that he invaded Ukraine to “de-Nazify” the country. Meanwhile, his barbaric thugs did this to a woman they raped, murdered, and defiled. Warning! Rough block of photos here: