So the white trucks which we were all meant to fear meant an impending invasion of Ukraine by Russia turned out to contain what? Armoured Personnel Carriers? Missile launchers? ManPads? Well, no they contained aid to the people of Luhansk, much needed since they have been bombed to smithereens by the neo-Nazi junta in Kiev.
What are we to make of the claims of invasion from the West? Even the most naïve and uninformed person getting their news from the mainstream media must be getting tired of hearing false claims over and over again. For the last few months we have been told that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent. Why hasn’t it happened? Because the government of the Russian Federation is not actually interested in invading Ukraine. They have made it clear for years, to anyone who was listening, that their aim with regard to Ukraine was to make sure it stays out of NATO. Why? Because understandably they did not want a hostile military organisation pushed right up to their border.
Rather, they want nothing more than for Ukraine to act as a “buffer” zone between the NATO countries in the West and the Russian Federation. Unfortunately, these warnings, made many times by the Russian government, simply fell on deaf ears in the West, who proceeded with their unhinged plan to bring Ukraine into the NATO orbit, thus deliberately stoking the current conflict.
What other falsehoods have we been told? Well, in the hours after the downing of flight MH17, before any official investigation had even begun, much less finished, the West told us who did it. Russian “separatists”, with the blame going all the way to the Russian President himself. But was this actually true?
You may have noticed that after the initial hysteria with headlines around the Western world proclaiming either directly or indirectly that the guilt lay with President Putin, they have all gone rather quiet. So quiet that almost nothing is mentioned about it. Occasionally the BBC will still say something like, “the evidence is growing that the plane was shot down by Russian separatists”, but other than that, there is a deafening silence.
Why is that? It is because contrary to the BBCs assertion, actually the evidence has been mounting completely the other way. The Russian Ministry of Defence, in their presentation days after the crash, showed clear evidence that the Ukrainians had several BUK systems operational in the area at the time the plane was shot down. They also presented evidence from civilian radar that Ukraine had at least one military aircraft — possibly an SU25 — tracking MH17 at about 3km at the time of its destruction.
To date, these points have not been answered by Kiev or the US. In fact they have not even attempted to answer them. Instead, they have responded by ignoring them completely. Why? One can’t help but thinking that this is because they have something to hide.
Look at it like this: if the flight recordings had revealed anything incriminating the Russians, wouldn’t they have been released by now? And what about US satellite imagery? There is no doubt that they have such imagery, but they have failed to release it? Would they have kept it classified if it really revealed separatist involvement? And what about the air traffic control recordings? These have been confiscated by the Kiev authorities and never released. Again, why? I would still hesitate to offer an opinion as to exactly who was behind the crash, but it seems to me that the case against Kiev or someone within the Ukrainian military grows stronger every day.
Any more lies? Yes, last week we were told that the Ukrainians had destroyed 23 Russian Armoured Personnel Carriers which had crossed over the border. The story started with a couple of British journalists, one from the Guardian and one from the Telegraph, saying they had seen the APCs crossing the border.
What was fishy about this from the outset was that they somehow saw all this, but didn’t even have their iphones with them to take a video. All we got was a snapshot of an APC next to a field. Whether it was a Ukrainian field or a Russian field was hard to tell, but personally I would have liked something a little more meaty before I accepted it as evidence.
The Ukrainian side — even President Poroshenko himself — claimed they had destroyed this invading convoy. At this point, deep suspicions set in. Firstly, where were the pictures of smouldering ruins? Secondly, would Russia really have been so stupid to send these APCs into Ukraine without any cover? And thirdly, does anyone in all their wildest dreams really think that Russia would have just let this incident pass off without retaliation?
And of course a few days later, after the media had given most people the impression that Russia was beginning their long feared invasion, it turned out that it was simply false. A pack of lies — not the first and probably not the last from Mr Porkie-shenko and his government.
Whatever else this conflict teaches us it is this: our leaders and the mainstream media are lying like crazy to try and stoke up war. They appear to be trying to re-enact the kinds of warmongering decisions taken by European politicians 100 years ago that ended up drowning Europe in blood. Don’t take them at their word. Find out the facts before believing what they say. Allow time to pass before jumping to conclusions and then see if their claims were actually true. And above all petition God that they would not be allowed to march us into war once more, making “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way” (1 Timothy 2:2).