Saturday, September 1, 2018

Response to Zakharchenko Assassination: Russia Must Absorb Donbass into Federation

Aleksandr Zakharchenko Memorial

There's an old saying in geopolitics.  To answer the question "Who Rules?" Ask who you are forbidden to talk about.  In the instance of who ordered the murder of Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of the Donetsk Peoples one of the most insidious assassinations since the shooting down of President John F Kennedy like a dog in the street by the has to go back to the downing of MH17 at the height of the Ukraine conflict of 2014/2016.

Readers will recall that the night of the shoot down of the Malaysian Airliner MH17 "Carlos", who was one of the Air Traffic Controllers at the Kiev Airport, reported via the Internet that within moments of the shoot down..."foreign agents" came into the Air Traffic Control Room and confiscated all the communication and telemetry tapes.  Apparently these foreign agents spoke english.  I and others demanded repeatedly at the time that these foreign agents be identified as to their country of origin...if not by name.  This never happened.  Carlos "disappeared" and there was no substantive investigation into the MH17 mass murder.  Without evidence, it was systematically blamed on Russia by the West.

Which begs the question:  Why doesn't Russia and the Donetsk Peoples Republic blame the West, the US and Israel in particular, for the assassination of Zakharchenko?  There's at least as much evidence as there was evidence to blame Russia for the Skripal poisonings.  Luckily for the planet...Russia still adheres to "Logos" [reason].  The Kremlin did announce yesterday that it would be initiating a formal investigation into the murder...which it called an "Act of Terror".  Here is a recent report from RT and I will have final comments to follow:

The assassination of the Donetsk People’s Republic’s leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko is intended to undermine the ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine and make European-backed peace talks “impossible,” Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said.

“It is a blatant provocation aimed at undermining the implementation of the Minsk Agreement in eastern Ukraine,” Lavrov told reporters on Saturday.

Zakharchenko was killed on Friday when an explosive device detonated at a cafe in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) capital, Donetsk. His bodyguard was also killed in the blast, and 11 people were injured.

READ MORE: Leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic killed in E. Ukraine blast

“Given the current situation, it’s impossible to talk about the nearest meetings in the Normandy format like many of our European partners would have wanted,” Lavrov said. “It is a serious situation that must be analyzed. We are doing it right now.”
The Normandy format, also known as the Normandy Four, is a contact group comprising France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. The group is tasked with negotiating a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine."

Greencrow says:  In yesterday's post I suggested that Russia now seriously consider absorbing the Donbass region of Ukraine into the Russian Federation...following a referendum similar to what took place in Crimea.   Interestingly, I also made this suggestion in the comments on the YouTube video made by "Texas" [Russell Bentley] who lives and reports from Donetsk.  There was not a single "thumbs up" or comment made to my suggestion.  It would be highly interesting and informative to learn how the people of the DPR would feel about such a move by Russia.  A year or more ago I believe I heard that the majority of the people of the DPR would support such a move.

Texas [Russell Bentley] visits the Café
where Zakharenchko was assassinated
the sound and sight of the crushing of broken glass
 reminds me of something....Krystalnacht?

As long as the DPR is "low hanging fruit" for the Western MosCIAd perps [the likely "masterminds" behind the assassination...and MH17], there will only be more of these blatant aggressions. It is interesting that I and others suspect the MosCIAd of the murder...the same entity alleged to have killed Kennedy so many years ago.

"According to Deputy Defense Minister and defense spokesman of Donetsk People's Republic Eduard Basurin, the US could have taken part in the assassination of the Donetsk People's Republic head Zakharchenko. According to Eduard Basurin, Zakharchenko's murder took place "under the regulation by the United States." "The US was directly involved in it," Basurin said...."

Finally, IMO, This assassination is a "double edged" sword.  On the one hand, it is an atrocious provocation by the usual warmongers...but, on the other presents a golden opportunity for Russia to simply absorb the DPR.  Nobody could fault the Russians or their ethnic and linguistic cohorts in the DPR--if the DPR just called a snap election to choose a new leader and hold a referendum at the same time.  

Of course if there's some hidden [to me] factor that I'm unaware of, which makes this suggestion unfeasible...then I would like to know what it is.


Anonymous said...

If you remember your Canadian history (and most of us Canadians don't want to - and I can't blame us), Newfoundland had to have two referendums before they voted to become part of Canada - the answer the British wanted. So the Newfies really didn't want to join Canada.

You may also remember the initial reaction The Saker had when the Kiev coup occurred. He thought that the Russian-speaking Ukrainians would just complain and then go back to watching TV.

When I was in Russia in the '70s, they asked me to tell them a Western joke. So I told them a Newfie joke and my Russian listeners laughed and said it sounded like what they would say about Russian-speaking Ukrainians. So the Donbass people are basically Newfies to the Russians. Will the Russians do what the Canadians did, take them in? It is hard to say.

greencrow said...

Hi Anonymous:

Thanks for your comment. The Peoples of Lugansk and Donetsk had their "Vimy Ridge" [to use a Canadian reference] moment in their battle to keep the Kiev Junta at bay. They may have been regarded as "Newfies" prior to their encirclement of the foreign-backed Ukrainian aggressors in the Dalbratsevo Cauldron...but not thereafter. That's why the MosCIAd felt they had to eliminate the heros of those battles.

This assassination is a huge provocation...probably the worst in all the years since Putin threw down the gauntlet in front of the globalist Ziofascist hegemons. IMO, the ONLY appropriate response would (and will) be the absorbtion of the Donbass into the Russian Federation...anything else would be a capitulation.

greencrow said...

Sorry, I meant

Debaltsevo aka