Listen to a reading of this article:

Following objections from the Ukrainian government, CBS News has removed a short documentary which had reported concerns from numerous sources that a large amount of the supplies being sent to Ukraine aren’t making it to the front lines.

The Ukrainian government has listed its objections to the report on a government website, naming Ukrainian officials who objected to it and explaining why each of the CBS news sources it dislikes should be discounted. After the report was taken down and the Twitter post about it removed, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said this was a good start but still not enough.

“Welcome first step, but it is not enough,” Kuleba tweeted. “You have misled a huge audience by sharing unsubstantiated claims and damaging trust in supplies of vital military aid to a nation resisting aggression and genocide. There should be an internal investigation into who enabled this and why.”

The CBS News article about the documentary was renamed, from “Why military aid to Ukraine doesn’t always get to the front lines: ‘Like 30% of it reaches its final destination’” to the far milder “Why military aid in Ukraine may not always get to the front lines.” An editor’s note on the new version of the article explicitly admits to taking advisement on its changes from the Ukrainian government, reading as follows:

This article has been updated to reflect changes since the CBS Reports documentary ‘Arming Ukraine’ was filmed, and the documentary is also being updated. Jonas Ohman says the delivery has significantly improved since filming with CBS in late April. The government of Ukraine notes that U.S. defense attaché Brigadier General Garrick M. Harmon arrived in Kyiv in August 2022 for arms control and monitoring.”

CBS News does not say why it has taken so long for this report to come out, why it didn’t check to see if anything had changed in the last few months during a rapidly unfolding war before releasing its report, or why it felt its claims were good enough to air before Kyiv raised its objections but not after.

Someone uploaded the old version of the documentary on YouTube here, or you can watch it on Bitchute here if that one gets taken down. It was supportive of Ukraine and very oppositional to Russia, and simply featured a number of sources saying they had reason to believe a lot of the military supplies being sent to Ukraine aren’t getting where they’re supposed to go.

The original article quotes the aforementioned Jonas Ohman as follows:

“All of this stuff goes across the border, and then something happens, kind of like 30% of it reaches its final destination,” said Jonas Ohman, founder and CEO of Blue-Yellow, a Lithuania-based organization that has been meeting with and supplying frontline units with military aid in Ukraine since the start of the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in 2014.

 

“30-40%, that’s my estimation,” he said in April of this year.

“The US has sent tens of thousands of anti-aircraft and anti-armor systems, artillery rounds, hundreds of artillery systems, Switchblade armored drones, and tens of millions of rounds of small arms ammunition,” CBS’s Adam Yamaguchi tells us at 14:15 of the documentary. “But in a conflict where frontlines are scattered and conditions change without warning, not all of those supplies reach their destination. Some also reported weapons are being hoarded, or worse fear that they are disappearing into the black market, an industry that has thrived under corruption in post-Soviet Ukraine.”

“I can tell you unarguably that on the frontline units these things are not getting there,” the Mozart Group‘s Andy Milburn tells Yamaguchi at 17:40. “Drones, Switchblades, IFAKs. They’re not, alright. Body armor, helmets, you name it.”

“Is it safe to characterize this as a little bit of a black hole?” Yamaguchi asked him, perhaps in reference to an April report from CNN whose source said the equipment that’s being sent “drops into a big black hole, and you have almost no sense of it at all after a short period of time.”

“I suppose if you don’t have visibility of where this stuff is going, and if you’re asking that question, then it would appear that it’s a black hole, yeah,” Milburn replied.

“We don’t know,” Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera tells Yamaguchi at 18:45 when asked if it’s known where the weapons being sent to Ukraine are going.

“There is really no information as to where they’re going at all,” Rovera says. “What is more worrying is that at least some of the countries that are sending weapons do not seem to think that it is their responsibility to put in place a very robust oversight mechanism to ensure that they know how they’re being used today, but also how they might and will be used tomorrow.”

A news outlet pulling a report because their own government didn’t like it would be a scandalous breach of journalistic ethics. A news outlet pulling a report because a foreign government didn’t like it is even more so.

We’ve already seen that the western media will uncritically report literally any claim made by the government of Ukraine in bizarre instances like the recent report that Russia was firing rockets at a nuclear power plant it had already captured, or its regurgitation of claims that Russians are raping babies to death from a Ukrainian official who ended up getting fired for promoting unevidenced claims about rape. Now not only will western media outlets uncritically report any claim the Ukrainian government makes, they will also retract claims of their own when the Ukrainian government tells them to.

It’s not just commentators like me who see the western press as propagandists: that’s how they see themselves. If you think it’s your job to always report information that helps one side of a war and always omit any information which might hinder it, then you have given yourself the role of propagandist. You might not call yourself that, but that’s what you are by any reasonable definition of that word.

And a great many western Zelenskyites honestly see this as the media’s role as well. They’ll angrily condemn anyone who inserts skepticism of the US empire’s narratives about Ukraine into mainstream consciousness, but then they’ll also yell at you if you say we’re not being told the truth about Ukraine. They demand to be lied to, and call you a liar if you say that means we’re being lied to.

You can’t have it both ways. Either you want the mass media to serve as war propagandists or you want them to tell the truth. You cannot hold both of those positions simultaneously. They are mutually exclusive. And many actually want the former.

This can’t lead anywhere good.

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41 responses to “CBS Wanted To Do Critical Reporting On Ukraine’s Government But Ukraine’s Government Said No”

  1. It”s very odd that CBS wold even do a documentary like the real one. Take away the reality shows (Survivor, Amazing Race and the diminishing in interest, Big Brother) and the vast majority of its programming is police, FBI (and other government agencies) and war related. Even it’s programming of dramas, such as a previous show, Madame President, was not only of the same ilk, but was representative o many CBS shows that scripted as reality, things such as the TPP that never did exist in law, but was referred to as if it was a long-time done deal.
    Other than Survivor and The Amazing Race, I watch nothing on CBS except Blue Bloods which, even though it is in the police-mode, the scripts are often entertaining, even if they are fraught with misinformation and exaggeration.
    It is so obvious that almost all of its shows are of the law enforcement and military ilk that I’ve dubbed CBS as ‘The War Channel.’ Even the CW, of which CBS is half owner, has a number of shows that are far superior to anything on CBS itself.

  2. The Ukrainian military shelling the big nuclear power plant again. That’s what they do with American military aid. I wonder if anyone else has considered that radiation doesn’t know where the border is.

  3. Has anyone heard reports of Ukraine releasing biologicals via drones over Russian occupied areas.

    1. Ukraine’s Bayraktar TB2 drones fleet has been totally destroyed months ago – about the time the Western media claimed they were making mincemeat of the Russian army back in March. It’s possible that the US sent them drones in their last package but I doubt they would survive Russian flak.

  4. I just wrote this sentence an hour or two ago:
    “Phase One of the SMO was to take the power plant at Zaporizhzhia (critical) …”
    Critical is correct. The lightening operation out of Crimea that took the plant by Day 7, was by far away the most important happening in this war so far, in fact, an excellent argument could be made, that the rest of this Ukraine nonsense, The Column, the cauldrons, the parade of visits to Zelensky, ALL OF IT, has been irrelevant in comparison.
    Redacted, guests are Kim Iverson and Scott Ritter, topic of discussion, everything that has to do with the largest open air nuclear waste facility on this planet (that also has on its premises, 5 live reactor cores), except, what would happen if the plant suddenly had to be abandoned.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc6uh9ufpUk
    This is what nearly happened at Fukushima, the Japenese were within hours of having to abandon the plant, AND WE ALL KNOW what that would’ve meant for Japan.
    Kidding. I’m quite sure that 99.9% of humans have categorically refused to learn the kindergarten Lesson of Fukushima, which is also it’s one and only Official Narrative, btw, that should human’s lose control of one relatively small spent fuel pool, you can kiss an entire an region of the planet good-bye.
    The talk amongst the guests and the hosts is about Hiroshima, 3 Mile Island, Chernobyl, canned goods, gardens, stocking iodine, the usual stuff, but as always, the Official Narrative of Fukishima is not touched upon.
    They all do agree, that the Russians did not shell or rocket or attack their own positions, because this would be “laughably” stupid, that IAEA inspectors should be allowed in to investigate, despite Ukraine’s protests, and the power plant might just present some false flag options for the West, should they continue to lose this “struggle.”
    But real life scenarios should things go wrong are not discussed.
    And this is made even more unreal, as midway thru a very short clip of Dr. John Campbell is shown, where he briefly discusses the subject, and the good doctor points out in his inimitable and understated way, that a nuclear cloud, or clouds, would likely sweep over Western Europe if Zaporizhzhia is abandoned, because that just happens to be the way the prevailing winds blow, and contained within the clouds (also known as radiological thermal plumes), will be radioactive elements with half-lives of up to 700 million years.
    Does anyone wonder why I call this the Age of Insanity, or happen to be of the opinion, that comparing humans to sheep, does a tremendous disservice to sheep?
    Note: I’m not blaming anyone on this show, I like and respect them all, but goddamn, Fukushima is not 9/11, you are allowed to talk about it. It is the model for potential failures at nuclear facilities with open air pools, and that model indicates, that the Death of Europe, if anything, is understatement in relation to this power plant in the Ukraine that finds itself in the middle of a modern warzone.
    Someone with platform, will you please summon the courage to talk about this, without bobbing and weaving and dodging and dipsy doodling? Someone make proud to be a homo-sapien for once.

    1. I’ve seen and heard of some fricken twisted false flags, proposed & dumped (Northwoods by JFK) or fully executed—but this is too much. Blinken’s August 1st statement doesn’t set well with me. There’s no disaster these sob’s aren’t willing to foment if they think it suits their purpose.

      1. The goal can’t be to eliminate Europe as viable continent for supporting life forms. I refuse to believe they are that insane in Washington, especially when it seems part of their plan is working to perfection, to reduce Europe to such an extent that US preferred corporations can move in unhinderd, and romp and stomp all over its remains.
        Why kill off an easy and docile profit center?
        It seems to me this about being able to blame the Russians for the disaster we are clearly headed for. “It wasn’t us that killed sweet Europe, it was the Russians! They shelled themselves, which is their wont, afterall, ’twas them that invented Russian roulette, was it not?”
        Then again, what I know about inner Beltway intrigue. I do know that outwardly, most of our leading politicians appear to be drunks, so it would be safe to assume, that behind closed doors, they’re all bombed.
        I know too from my own life experiences, that getting blasted with like minded people can lead to some really bad ideas, and even worse outcomes.
        Note: Yeah, the JCS hated Kennedy almost as much as the CIA. He was constantly rejecting their hairbrained screams. In fact, JFK’s most notable contribution to this country is that for three years, he kept a temporary lid on the crazies.

    2. *clearly Kennedy did the dumping—Joint Chiefs of Staff did the proposal (imagine that)

  5. “You can’t have it both ways. Either you want the mass media to serve as war propagandists or you want them to tell the truth. You cannot hold both of those positions simultaneously. They are mutually exclusive. And many actually want the former.”

    How true,! in my recent article on why the US would lose if it confronted China I was heavily trolled elsewhere, even thought what I argued was based on verifiable facts. People want convenient truths. They get propaganda because they want it. The main stream of the media is like a muddy stream in some jungle. The local people swim in it, defecate in it and drink it. Clear, clean water they avoid — they aren’t used to it. https://julianmacfarlane.substack.com/p/china-wins-the-us-loses

  6. As a lifelong student of the subject, I knew this particlar war was over on Day 1, and the whatever came next, would be a mop up operation. Unless the US was willing to wage massive air-battle* to gain supremacy over the skies of Ukraine, or the nukes started flying, there were NO OTHER POSSIBLE SCENARIOS.
    There have been two surprises, and only two, in this war; one, that the Ukraine “government” would prove utterly powerless, it was never a potential intermediary, you could’ve removed it at any time, left a vacuum in it’s wake, and it wouldn’t made a damn bit of difference, and two, that the Russians would fight this war like a bunch of dainty little buttlecups (for you Pascal ;–), in other words, in the most humane and legalistic way possible, from the beginning, to the end.
    Because this army, to their historic credit, is clearly never going to loose their discipline, no matter what provocations are thrown at it.
    Very little fog has attended this war, the Mobile/Stalled Column that Could and Couldn’t, the 40 mile long one to West of Kiev in the ealy days (remember it? Nancy’s column?), that was about as nebulous a situation as we’ve seen.
    – I still hope to live long enough to know what it was really about. Personally, I think it there to unravel like an accordion, form north to south, S-400s and Pantsirs et al. at the ready, to become the first layer of surface to air missile defense, should the air-battle with Nato commence –
    Whatever fog there was, has now entirely lifted, and we can see it all, if we want to. The Saker sees it all.
    There have been a lot of good reads in this war, and our host, has provided well above her fair share, but if this isn’t the best read of the war so far, it is absolutely the most comprehensive
    http://thesaker.is/why-have-i-stopped-posting-maps-of-the-situation-in-the-ukraine-and-a-few-other-questions/.
    Thanks Saker.
    *No-fly zone, the most infantile term ever. It can mean anything, from putting up some mosquito zappers on your porch, to blasting the atmosphere off your planet.

    1. Moon weighs in a similar vein as The Saker.
      https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/08/how-ukraine-lost-its-riches.html#more
      Phase One of SMO was to take the power plant at Zaporizhzhia (critical), make contact all along the line in the Donbass, to prepare the cauldrons, and to roll out The Column to the west of Kiev – mostly for the purpose of driving Nancy Pelosi crazy?
      Phase Two was about crushing the Super Nazi’s in the Mariupol region, withdrawing the northern forces and moving them south to Donbass contact line, and turning up the heat to boiling in the cauldrons.
      I think the reason for these two fine pieces coming out on the same day, is the recognition that Phase 2 is over. The Donbass Ukies are fully boiled, this was inevitable once it became clear the West would never negiotiate, so we are where we thought we’d be, and Phase 3 is about to begin, and the question really from the beginning has always been, what will Phase 3 bring?
      Well, there seems to be a general consensus, that Ukraine will look something like this, very soon.
      https://img.pravda.com/images/doc/8/d/8d3e9e1——-2-original.jpg
      And so we are here, Phase 3, and my question is the same as its always been (since I was a kid actually), will the US fire off it’s nukes rather than accept its place as a humiliated second rate power that is rapidly descending toward third banana status and beyond.
      Because that is what is staring us in the face in Phase 3.
      Losing face. It is as important to us, for instance, as it is so famously to the Chinese? I think so, for simple reason we are incapable of thinking long term. Loose face in the present, because there is no other choice, be patient for a decade or two, or for a century and more in the China case, in the knowledge that you can regain face somewhere down the line.
      But we just don’t think like that, because we are all about the now.
      I have written many times that my country’s last chance for survival is to sign up for the Belt and Road, become an honored – and treasured? -member amongst many, but we are not going to do that
      Pride goeth before the fall.
      Who said that, Sun Tzu?

      1. A China ex-pat vlogger I’ve been follow for a couple years. From Nottingham, UK. Does well on YouTube, 250,00 plus subscribers, vids top 100,000 views on the regular.
        In China, different story, On one of their media platforms, he has 5 million subscribers, and had a vid top 100 million views.
        They like his snark, and they like fact that that he laughs off charges of being paid propagandist, because what government would pay someone to search the worst sections of his Tier 6 city looking for homeless people, which he does every chance he gets.
        Can he find a homeless person in China? That’s the quest, and the quest becomes the shtick.
        Here he is in the Chengdu subway system, doing what he does best, mocking the US, mocking the UK, by just drawing comparison. You can ride all day on the world’s most modern and 4th largest metro,* never see a piece of garbage, hardly encounter a soul before rush hour, and it will cost you less than 60 cents.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpaKwxLbwZQ
        We can’t win the propaganda war with China Ms. Johstone. Not without turning off the internet.
        *At present. But as Jason points out, at China speed, it could be world’s largest by next week.

    2. Rule #1 in conventional war being to establish and maintain air superiority, it seemed pretty clear the side with an air force had an advantage. Americans need to decide how many wasted billions and dead Ukrainians will satisfy them.

  7. Pictures of starving children are used to guilt white people into giving money. Feed a kid for a month for only a dollar.

    Showing maimed bodies to guilt people into giving money. Same thing could work. Kill a Russian for only hmmm ………… $100,000.00 a month? what would Jesus do?

    you can comment on my website now.

    I hope weapons continue not to make it to the front lines. As many as possible.

  8. Any country that leaves 80 billion dollars worth of military equipment in Afghanistan has no concern with throwing further billions into Ukraine.

  9. CBS has traditionally had someone from the CIA sitting in the newsroom, so I would guess that the original story was okay with the power brokers.

    That said, let’s see how many of these weapons end up in western Europe being used against civilians.

  10. A Radio Free Europe vid of Ukie artillery team using a German made howitzer to pound away at nothing in a farmer’s field* in Germany.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPEYihJq4FA
    That’s right! I think they’re staging these goofy looking warrior scenes, not in Poland, but in Germany! It is the ancestral home of Radio Free Europe, it it not?
    Or was it London? I don’t know … and I don’t care.
    Anyone get the feeling that the 54 billion dollar (lmao!) flood of weapons is rolling right through western Ukraine, over the Dneiper River bridges that the Federation has oh so magnanimously failed to destroy, across the Ukie postions in the Donbass, and straight into mother Russia, where the sheer amout of this Western largess is jammin’ up their operations?
    The reason the Russian offensive is moving so slow is they are busy buying foreign weapons at bargain basement prices all along the front lines, and performing all these transactions while simultaneously trying to carry out an offense is creating a logistical nightmare, the first real one the Russians have faced since their brutal and unprovoked attack of this honorable and peace loving nation?
    *Farmer’s field in Germany? Is that an oxymoron? Do the Germans grow anything anymore? I know they are nowhere near being food self-sufficient.
    Just another reason to reject the concept of autarky. The constant threat of mass starvation – and don’t forget freezing to death in winter! – always keeps a nation keenly focused and razor sharp.
    Which is redundant. And we all know, redundancy is stupid.
    SunTzuMania: A leader who formulates back-up plans is a defeatist.

    1. It looks like we’re heading toward Nato’s Great Leap Forward (in this case toward the Russian border) in a similar fashion as Mao’s, complete with famine and balls freezing.
      About the weapons that disappear, I’m surprised nobody ever mentions what is destroyed by the Russian artillery. According to a French geopolitical expert with military training who’s lived in Moscow for twenty years and that I’ve been following for ten, the Russians have destroyed the power stations over a month ago that brought electricity to the railways, which singularly complicated things because that means trains delivering stuff from Poland (including sent by other Nato countries), which already had to convert at the border because they don’t have the same rail width could no more run on Ukie rail.
      The Ukies can only now use diesel engines but the Russian army also gets info from Russian sympathizers within Ukraine about the convoys – which is part of the reason why the SBU is so ferocious with the “traitors”.
      At press time, the Ukies apparently move the weapons, whenever possible, in kit form in civilian pick up trucks. So all this could add reasons to why observers don’t see the expected massive flow of weapons toward the front lines.
      On a side note, I’ve found this speech by Scott Ritter where he says the Ukies had the best army in Europe (which I didn’t know) before it was decimated by the Russians among other interesting things.
      https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=(31)+Scott+Ritter+%27Two+Front+War+Biden%27s+Mouth+is+Writing+Checks+the+US+Military+Can%27t+Cash%27+-+YouTube&view=detail&mid=94A3E7DD019E48B4134894A3E7DD019E48B41348&FORM=VIRE

      1. I know you don’t want to believe this, but whatever the Russians want to reach the theater, gets there, the rest that they don’t want, like the mobile artillery piece in the vid above, will be destroyed in transit, cuz that baby is worth using an expensive stand-off precision weapon, as it will cause a modicum amount of trouble if it reaches the front, and when you are forced to destroy it, you must destroy it to its very essence.
        HIMARS, other truck based rocket systems, tanks, BMPs of all varieties, you can put a hole in them, render them inoperable, and then when you roll over the Ukie trenchlines, those weapons of war become yours.
        You then repair what is repairable, and the rest you leave for the buzzards. 30% to 40% is the aggregate salvage rate, I would estimate.
        Such is the dominance of the Federation in this theater. They control the skies, not so much with fighter plans and helicopter gunships, although there is that too, but with their satellites, stand-off strike missiles, and layered surface to air.
        – The Americans too can see everything from space, but whip-de-doo. If you don’t have your missile platforms in the warzone, you can only play the role of voyeur.
        This Ukraine army is one nasty prick.* Put it this way, I would this rate this army ten times more dangerous than the Iraq army we destroyed in the 7 months of “fighting” them in Gulf War I.
        “Fighting.” Bombed them out of existence with our B-52s we did, that’s what that war was all about.
        Ever see the movie Jarhead? It’s about American Marines in the Gulf I warzone with no role to play, and nothing to do but party. Worth a watch, for the Jamie Foxx performance alone.
        I said by Day 10, this SMO, as the Russkies are mirthfully calling it, will go down in history, possibly alongside the likes of Alexander and his little army that could, marching boldly through Persia as they did, outnumbered 10 million to one, and taking it.
        What an SMO that was.
        *Nasty prick. Is that sexist? If it isn’t, it should be. This woke thing, it’s complicated.

        1. “It looks like we’re heading toward Nato’s Great Leap Forward (in this case toward the Russian border) in a similar fashion as Mao’s, complete with famine and balls freezing.”
          Lmao … That’s a great one btw.

          1. I just watched an interview of John Cleese, whom I’ve dearly loved for almost half a century, where he said he once conducted a study which led him to the conclusion that about 85% of people in charge of anything don’t have a clue what they’re doing and the worst part: they don’t have a clue that they don’t have a clue.
            I don’t know why I immediately thought of Jens Stoltenberg.

            1. And the ones who don’t have a clue they don’t have a clue, aren’t really in charge to begin with. :–0

  11. It seems reasonably probable that the free random spraying of Ukraine with innumerable weapons was an expected and desirable outcome of the billions of dollars’ worth of them sent there, since they will inevitably flow to criminal and fanatical terrorist groups (“freedom fighters”) in central Asia and the Middle East, a desirable outcome of destabilization for Western neocon war organizers.

  12. It was always obvious a lot of the weapons shipped to Ukraine would be stolen. Watch “Lord of War” for an entertaining docuficto. The war companies make money on the initial shipments, on the replacement shipments, and on the increase in war from all the weapons flooding the market. Win/win/win. Your tax dollars at work.

    I get news from antiwar.com/RT/Wikipedia but I just went to Yahoo and I’m somewhat freaked out. It’s like Tabloid Orwell. One interesting bit is the rebranding of what looks a lot like terrorism:

    “The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine would like to remind everyone that the presence of occupying troops on the territory of Ukrainian Crimea is not compatible with the high tourist season.” pic.twitter.com/PFl6jBzKh4

    1. They forget to say that practically all the tourists in Crimea are… Russians.

      1. And therefore legitimate tourist targets. They’re just amping the hate, on orders from the US.

  13. OK, so the western media and social media influencers are fully on board with the war. Zelinsky is a celebrity. It’s weird and concerning. It also seems like a trend toward 1984 like thought control. First it was Russiagate, a decent attempt but too much push back from political opposition. COVID was better, but the lack of severity of the actual illness has weakened the campaign. Ukraine is the best yet as the opposition is still warmongering against the dreaded CCP and that angle has been incorporated. Since the philosophy has changed from news to propaganda, the sky’s the limit. Regardless of the Ukraine or Taiwan outcomes, the machine is being fine tuned for the next operation.

    1. On the other hand, the constant lying and general contempt for truth and reality will have a decaying effect on its promoters both personally and in their organizations and institutions.

  14. The earth continues to rotate about its axis. Therefore, we saw “the sun rise” this morning, exactly when it was predicted to rise. We can also predict with near certainty that, today, US-paid mercenaries will continue to kill for money and US-paid MSM “journalists” will continue to say or write exactly what they’re paid to say or write. I forecast More Of The Same for tomorrow. Please send me money.

  15. Kasparov was a dishonest asshole even as a chessplayer, but he surpassed himself once he tried to enter politics.

  16. jesus h christ, no matter how low the US media goes, it constantly proves it can go even lower.

    1. Just when I thought I hit bottom, someone throws me a shovel – Garfield

  17. Black market arms dealers are getting the US taxpayer to fund their inventory. That’s a helluva business model, eh?

  18. The vigour with which the Ukraine government is being supported by the US suggests the confrontations in Donbas were US initiated as part of a plan, in which regime change was an early step.

    Things started to reek with the preposterous Russiagate chapter, one which could not demonstrate a single vote had been changed.

  19. Richard Simpson Avatar
    Richard Simpson

    Ukraine is the most corrupt country in Europe and the thieves are cashing in to the tune of billions of dollars

  20. Ukraine said ‘no’??? Has it got something to hide??? It is well known – at least here in Europe, that Ukraine is about the most corrupt nation on this continent. And Zelensky quite the wealthy man…

  21. david outa bolelwang Avatar
    david outa bolelwang

    The US/NATO arms salesmen are taking all of us for fools. It is exactly this reckless and irresponsible shipping of weapons to corrupt regimes around the world that are equipping terrorist groups without which they would cease to exist. Blanking out the information shows that this is being done with the knowledge of the suppliers because after all, money still flows in whether the weapons go to the terrorists or not. They can’t be so dumb not to know this.

    1. Indispensable Enemies of the US’s own creation, existing solely to justify the existence of each other.

      Secretly, beyond the ability of most to comprehend.

      Decades of observation leaves me bored with both the problems and their “solutions”.

      It’s like a magic show reproduced endlessly, to the amusement of and at the expense of the many, who dare not say, if by chance they get a glimpse of what is apparent, a Naked Empire.

      1. It’s like fireworks: oh al Qaeda (credit Brzezinski/Carter), oh Isil/Isis/Daesh (credit Petraeus/Obama), oh the Ukronazis (credit Nuland/Obama/Biden)…
        And we’ll probably see new ones all along the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative with job ads from Langley in the local papers: “The successful applicant will be a motivated self-starter able to complete tasks in a timely manner and on budget. We will help him achieve his goals by continuous professional development and regular career progression sessions.”

    2. I’m afraid you’re right, modern missile systems will be in the hands of terrorists and a lot more people are going to die.

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