April 11, 2014

Are Ukrainians Able to Defend Themselves on Their Own?

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Valeriy Shvets, Professor

The Crimea has been given to the Russians without firing a shot. All the military hardware has been lost, and there was a lot of it in the Crimea and it was not the worst. All the Ukrainian Navy, stationed on the peninsula, has been lost, as has been lost most of the personnel of the Ukrainian Army, who have just jumped to the enemy's side not for ideological reasons and not out of fear, but for the promised big money. That is, who sold themselves to the enemy.

In the entire history of Ukraine from the time of Kievan Rus' — this is our most ignominious defeat. Nobody has taken responsibility for it. No top military or civilian leader of the country shot himself, following the officer's honor code. No one has been punished for this national disgrace

In the entire history of Ukraine from the time of Kievan Rus' — this is our most ignominious defeat. Nobody has taken responsibility for it. No top military or civilian leader of the country shot himself, following the officer's honor code. No one has been punished for this national disgrace. Is what happened consequence of incompetence and unprofessionalism of our military and civilian leaders or the result of treason? This situation is not even being discussed as a shameful one. It has not been seriously discussed at the meetings of the Verkhovna Rada, unlike the issue of excise duties on tobacco or something else. Verkhovna Rada discusses lots of really important issues, but they all will be useless if we lose our state.

Our military are “heroes”. They did not succumb to provocations. What if they did and did fulfill, not violate the requirements of military regulations, — what would have happened? This would have given Russia an excuse to unleash a full-scale war against Ukraine. Does Russia need at least some excuse for aggression? And what made it attack Ukraine? Preparing for such aggression, judging by its organization must have begun long before the events on the Maidan. And why, actually, Russian tanks have not occupied Odessa or Kiev yet? Odessa is a city of Russian glory. Here you have an excuse. Kiev is mother of Russian cities. Here you have another excuse. Who cares that Muscovia is the historical area between the river Oka and the upper Volga with the cities of Yaroslavl, Rostov, Suzdal, Vladimir, and so on had not for a single day been part of Kievan Rus' and had never been called Rus'. How so? In the history is written that it had. In what history? In the history of the Russian Empire, the first version of which was created by Karamzin, and since then, up to this time, has not been fundamentally altered.

Karamzin "The History of the Russian State"
Karamzin "The History of the Russian State"
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Yet it is well known that “The history of the Russian state” is not scientific, but fictional prose, and Karamzin had never been a professional historian. So what? The strength of the Russian people is in its ignorance. Instead of a detailed analysis — a simple and clear formula. “Rob the pillage” — another ideological justification for the tragedy, which began in 1917, as it turns out, was not needed. “Demolish the Ukrainian bourgeois counter-revolutionaries!” — And the First bloody longstanding Russian-Ukrainian war began. “Do not let the Ukrainian kulaks strangle the revolution with the bony hand of hunger!” — And the defeated Ukrainian people were robbed to such an extent that in Ukraine began famine of 1921, which took away lives of millions. “We'll liquidate the kulaks as a class!”- And several million Ukrainians were deported to Siberia, and more than 7 million — destroyed by Holodomor (Famine-Genocide). Then — World War II, then — the Second Russian-Ukrainian war already on the lands of Western Ukraine, the third Great Famine of 1946-1947. And always everything was done under clear and simple slogans. By the way, the occupation of the Crimea was held under a similar slogan. “Save the Russian-speaking population of the Crimea from Banderivtsy” — such was the call. Do not even try to understand it. These words could be heard from Russian soldiers, when they dared to say anything out loud.

"Demolish the kulaks as a class!". And several million Ukrainians were deported to Siberia
"Demolish the kulaks as a class!". And several million Ukrainians were deported to Siberia

Fото http://ru.wikipedia.org/

An ordinary Russian Everyman looks like being under hypnosis, who is told by the hypnotist, “On the count of three, open your eyes”. The number “three” does not play any important role. Specific actions of a person under hypnosis — either. Russians has been under hypnosis throughout all their history. This is an ideal imperial people, who is easy to be manipulated. Ukrainians are different from the Russians not only mentally, but also genetically, and very much. Hypnotic state is not typical for them. But the artificial selection in Soviet times did the trick. For decades Ukrainians had been physically destroyed. First of all had been destroyed people able to think independently, to act independently. Had been destroyed those who in the home are often called aggressive. In fact — they are mostly people with an active position in life. In a normal society such people make no more than 10 %, but without them the society is never self-sufficient. The submissive survived. Such people are needed by an empire. Western Ukraine suffered less from this process, but even there, according to local residents, the situation changed radically after the mass repressions of 1950s. Here more than 10% of the population was repressed or killed.

How TV "zombifies"
How TV "zombifies". Famous physician-hypnotist told about who influences on our brain by means of TV and how to deal with mind control

Fото http://volgograd.yabloko.ru/

The highest percentage of meek people is ​​among Russians as the main carriers of the imperial idea. But in Soviet times a lot of them appeared among Ukrainians too. Having become a master of a certain territory of the Soviet Union, Ukrainians lost their information space. The information space was common, that is Russian. Consequences we are seeing in the Crimea. Consequences we shall be observe in the mainland Ukraine. I have the impression that at the higher educational institutions of Odessa half of older professors are happily looking forward to arrival of Russian tanks on the streets of our city. Thank God, such are few among students, but still there are some. The main source of zombifying people is TV. During all the years of independence it had been working mainly against Ukraine. I recall the words of a prominent journalist of modern Ukraine Igor Losyev: “How long can exist the state, whose television is directed against it?” The example of the Crimea confirmed that not long. State power falls apart after the first small push.

Statement by the former head of Defence Ministry of Ukraine Admiral I. Tenyukh that there are only 6 thousand combat-ready soldiers in the Ukrainian Ground Forces has shocked everybody
Statement by the former head of Defence Ministry of Ukraine Admiral I. Tenyukh that there are only 6 thousand combat-ready soldiers in the Ukrainian Ground Forces has shocked everybody. The question arose: who is to blame that in 1991, the state which had on its territory almost 800.000 force grouping, suddenly in 2014 became one of the most helpless of the world powers (in the ratio of military personnel of combat departments and units to population)?
Fото http://uapress.info/

Crimean events showed that our military are able to perform one and only command — the command “Do not shoot”. Can they perform the opposite command — there is no certainty. One cannot defend one's Motherland without willingness and ability to execute a command to shoot.

Dry rations for the military units of the AF of Ukraine will be issued in the nearest time
According to Ostrovsky (Colonel, Head of the Department of Treaties’ Realization of the General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine,  the Main department of military cooperation and peacekeeping operations), dry rations for the military units of the AF of Ukraine will be issued in the nearest time

Fото https://censor.net.ua/

What is my forecast? Russia's goal is not the Crimea. The Crimea is the minimum task, and it is already surprisingly easily solved. Russia's goal is the whole Ukraine. Aggression will continue. Russia will stop only then and there, when and where it will meet true resistance. How real are our further territorial losses? Quite real. And the smaller our resistance, the greater those losses will be. Possible is the option of total occupation of Ukraine. But the time of the Russian Empire is running to its end. The countdown is by years.

Western media: Putin's strategic goal is not the Crimea but the transformation of Ukraine into a confederation
Western media: Putin's strategic goal is not the Crimea but the transformation of Ukraine into a confederation

Fото http://ruskline.ru/

The great war is just beginning, but the budget of Russia in overstrained. Today’s Russia’s military budget is that of wartime. It makes more than 20 % of the total budget of the country and another 25 % are its hidden articles, also related to the war. It is well known that if a long time military budget exceeds 5 %, it dooms the country to progressive poverty. Russia has embarked on a radical upgrading of its army, planning to complete it in 2015-2016 years. Will it be able to implement it? I think it will not. Russia has a problem with the presence of normal soldiers: not alcoholics, not drug addicts, persons without criminal records and just physically and mentally healthy. Therefore, in its plans for the future it counts on Ukrainian youth. Russia gladly takes in service former Ukrainian military servicemen. A large number of our soldiers in the Crimea violated the oath, having jumped to the enemy's side. In my opinion, instead of material reward for treason, on which they rely, they are to play the role of cannon fodder in that great war, to which Russia is carefully getting prepared. Or in the war, which now Russia is leading in the lands of Ukraine. He, who shows weakness in the fight, provokes the enemy's even more aggression. We are such weaklings. And the inevitable tragedy in the near future is that on both sides of the line of fire will be dieing Ukrainians. Some will be defending their homeland, others will be working for the received Juda's silver coins.

We'll return our lands annexed from us. We will return to those of our ethnic lands, which today are still part of Russia. By the way, some of them were given to Russia in exchange for joining the Crimea to Ukraine. What will Ukraine look like on the latest map of Europe — depends on how much we are capable to defend our country and our people, not just passively waiting for other countries to do it instead of us, no matter how good their attitude to us is.

What is the main myth demoralizing our soldiers and confusing our fellow citizens? It is the myth that we and Russians are brothers-Slavs

What is the main myth demoralizing our soldiers and confusing our fellow citizens? It is the myth that we and Russians are brothers-Slavs. Only by destroying this myth, we can improve the combat capability of our Army and to cement our society around the idea of ​​a truly free, independent and prosperous mother-Ukraine. On our side is almost the entire civilized world, except for some rogue states. Let us remember who in this Third Russian- Ukrainian war our enemy was, and who our ally was.

“Black Sea news”, № 26, April 3, 2014
http://chornomorka.com/archive/a- 3732.html