I continue to focus on the western media's propaganda campaign to persuade
American politicians and civilians that the billions of dollars in military
equipment and aid that Washington is pouring into Ukraine is turning the tide
against the Russian onslaught because it is so fundamentally dishonest.
Two of the leading fabulists masquerading as journalists at the New York
Times-i.e., Eric Schmitt and Helene Cooper-trotted out their latest cannister of
lipstick in another desperate effort to paint the pig in Ukraine. Their article,
The 'MacGyvered' Weapons in Ukraine's Arsenal, is rife with deception and
convenient memory loss.
Let us start with casualties. Schmitt and Cooper claim:
"After six months of war, the death toll on both sides is high: While
American officials estimate that up to 80,000 Russian troops have been killed or
wounded, Ukraine's outgunned military has said it is losing 100 to 200 troops a
day. Even so, the engineering ingenuity of the Ukrainians lies in stark contrast
to the slow, plodding, doctrinal nature of the Russian advance."
Wow. That means Ukraine is really hammering the Russians. Right? Well, not so
fast. Here is what Ukrainian officials said just two months ago:
"Up to 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers are being killed or wounded each day in the
Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, with 200 to 500 killed on average and many
more wounded, a top Ukrainian official said on Wednesday."
That report caused a bit of consternation in Washington and NATO
headquarters. The Ukrainian Command was told to stop telling the truth about
casualties and switched their messaging to citing smaller losses. However, since
ousting the Ukrainian forces from Lysychansk in June, the Russians have advanced
50 miles to the west and now surround several key towns, including Bakhmut and
Soledar and Ukrainian forces have retreated. Who says? The Ukrainian General
"At Bakhmut direction Russian artillery and tanks shelled Bakhmut,
Bakhmutske, Soledar, Shumy, Vesela Dolyna, Yakovlivka, Mayorsk and
Zaitseve. Russian aviation conducted airstrike near Kodema, - General Staff of
Armed Forces of Ukraine says in the morning report"
Here is the video evidence of Russian troops inside Kodema today, which is
located a few miles south of Bakhmut:
-- Cont'd at https://sonar21.com/the-ny-times-spins-while-ukrainian-officials-contradict-themselves/