The Vineyard of the Saker:
A most unpleasant thing to post
While I often post stuff I don't agree with, this time around I am going to post something which I find most disturbing, but which I strongly believe has to be aired.
As you might have heard, the mayor of Pervomaisk, Evgeny Ischenko, has been shot. Some (many?) are accusing Plotnitsky, just as in the case of Batman. I am not taking sides here, but I find the following video very disturbing because it does show something weird: Plotnitsky seemingly praising Ischenko and the footage of the latter absolutely infuriated by Plotnitsky and Zakharchenko. Notice that Ischenko also speaks some nonsense, for example when he praises Cossack units and their commanders when, in reality, Cossack forces are, by and large, 2nd rate and are not trusted with any critical sectors. The folks who made the video, FallenUSSoliders, clearly have a fixation on Jews, they also buy into the "Russian oligarchs" betraying Novorussia narrative, but you don't have to agree with that to notice that two fierce opponents of Plotnitsky have been recently killed and that regardless of whether this is true of not there are plenty of folks in Novorussia who feel not only betrayed by Russia, but even attacked by the Kremlin or Russian oligarchs. Here is the video:
Atenţie la ce spune (mai ales de la 4:39) personajul care apare în partea stângă la începutul clipului (comandantul-primar din Pervomaisk, între timp asasinat de către persoane necunoscute). El critică "acordurile de la Minsk", niciodată respectate integral. A mai fost o tentativă de asasinat cu autori necunoscuţi contra altui comandant important (Pavel Gubarev, care a scăpat dar cu răni grave), iar un comandant "de front" (Batman) a fost asasinat de "ai lui" sub pretextul "că s-a opus arestării".Okay, just to make things clear: I am not endorsing this version, nor am I blaming Plotnitsky, Zakharchenko or anybody else. I am just saying that this version is gradually acquiring more and more traction and that his is very bad for Novorussia. Personally, I think that Plotnitsky should resign until he can clear his name because regardless of whether is is to blame for what is going on, he is clearly not a consensus figure and many key figures do not trust him. As for Zakharchenko, who apparently is far more popular, he needs to sit down with the "opposition" and try to achieve a broad consensus in specific key issues. For example, Zakharchenko has now declared a) that the ceasefire is over and b) the the Minks agreements are de-facto dead. Okay - he said it. Nobody made him. Now stick to it even if the Kremlin is unhappy about it. One of Zakharchenko's key roles is to be an effective representative of the Novorussian interests before Putin (who has first and foremost Russian, not Novorussian, interest to defend, as it should be) but for that he also needs to convince his people, the Novorussians, that he is not Putin's puppet but their leader.
There is a prefect precedent for this: contrary to what the doubleplusgoodthinking AngloZionist propaganda says, Hezbollah is not Iran's puppet at all. The relationship between Iran and Hezbollah is one of partners and allies, even if clearly one partner is bigger and more powerful then the other. And, yes, Hassan Nasrallah and Hezbollah are followers of Ali Khamenei, but the Iranians are wise enough to always treat Hezbollah as a respected friend, not a puppet. Putin and Zakharchenko need to follow that mode as at the end of the day, it yields a far stronger alliance then the subservient "puppet - puppeteer" model (normally used by the USA and West Europeans).
One more thing: I don't know where the authors of this video got the idea that Plotnitskii is a Jew, but I found no evidence of that.
Anyway, I am posting all this just to make a simple point: there are problems inside Novorussia and in the relationship between Russia and Novorussia which greatly weaken the good side and which can be exposited by the Nazis. Perceptions matter and if these issues are not addressed, things will just get worse.
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