You successfully added to your cart! You can either continue shopping, or checkout now if you'd like.
Note: If you'd like to continue shopping, you can always access your cart from the icon at the upper-right of every page.
Punishing nations for losing a war has always been the privilege of the victor. After World War 2, the United Nations established certain rules of war, banning chemical weapons, gas, and, in the wake of the horrific bombing of Dresden and other German cities during World War 2, the UN prohibited the bombing of residential cities with their civilian populations.
This has made it tempting for military units to embed themselves amongst civilians in cities, using citizens as their covering. Recently, in the battle for Mariupol, there was street fighting between Ukraine and Russia. Russian troops taking the city had to fight Ukrainian troops in buildings throughout the city.
Then when Ukraine’s Azov battalion had to retreat to the Azovstal steel plant, with its underground tunnels, they took about 1,000 citizens with them as hostages. Most of the media ignored this, whereas they are always quick to condemn their enemies if they do so. They call it “using human shields.” It is a war crime.
After a few weeks, the Azov battalion surrendered, and the hostages were freed.
The same scenario is now being repeated at Sievierodonetsk, where an estimated 2,500 Ukrainian troops, taking civilian hostages, have taken refuge at the Azov chemical plant. It is another war crime. The Russian army has guaranteed a safe passage for civilians through the city, but so far Ukraine will not allow them to leave.
We have yet to see the resolution of that crisis.
Journalists Punished for Reporting the News
A young woman from Germany named Alina Lipp has been reporting the news from the front lines. The problem is that it is now illegal in Germany to report any news favorable to Russia—even true news. It appears that her reports about Ukraine’s indiscriminate shelling of Donetsk and its civilian population is a crime in Germany. As they say, truth is the first casualty of war.
So now, if she were to leave and return to Germany, she would face 3 years in prison. Her bank account has been frozen, along with her father’s bank account. Here she tells of her dilemma.
One would think that Germany, of all countries, would object to the shelling of Donetsk. Have they forgotten that the bombing of Dresden in World War 2 was the main reason the UN made such practices a war crime? Furthermore, we have to wonder why Germany would support the Nazi Azov battalion in Ukraine, where these troops fight under a modified Nazi banner, and where the troops themselves sport tattoos of the Nazi flag. Have Germans forgotten so soon?
Have Germans forgotten the news censorship that was imposed in the Hitler era? One would think that they would never again revert to Nazi practices. It seems that Nebuchadnezzar’s insanity (Daniel 4:33) is quite contagious among Western nations.
Short Videos of the Donetsk Shelling
I don’t like government-sponsored lies which are designed to trick people into supporting their side of a war. People should be given the truth so that they can discern for themselves what side to take or simply to form a valid opinion of the war. Government propaganda is designed to remove that right and to channel public opinion in the direction that they want. In this case, it is obvious (to me) that if people were told the truth, they would not support Ukraine, nor would they support NATO’s attempt to turn Ukraine into a NATO base against Russia.
Here is some video footage of the shelling of Donetsk on June 13. The city has been shelled for the past 8 years, but this shelling was said to be the most intense of any day up to now. Clearly, war crimes are being committed on the Ukrainian side, but the propaganda accuses Russia of war crimes!