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Let’s Comment on Everything April 2023

© April 1, 2023  by Raymond Alexander Kukkee The Ongoing Russian Invasion of Ukraine   Putin's War  Photo (CNN) Artillery in Action.

Let's Comment on Everything:  April 2023

Let's comment on everything possible.  Even the outrageous.  How about that  incredibly brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine?  At times,  even to  the average reader,  practiced, studious observer or analyst,  it must seem  the world has now gone mad.  Civilization on the cusp of total  destruction. Three seconds to midnight, the total annihilation of humanity.   Shall we comment on everything in reach just to be safe? Three seconds to go.  Or is it only two?  Why not?


"A declaration of war is the ultimate admission of  human failure to reason and logic"

International news is sad. Illogical.  Angry, terrifying, and specifically, endless.  Just as there is no time limit on politics, there is no limit to resources spent upon warfare. There is no explanation of war, and upon occasion,  no justification. "A declaration of war is the ultimate admission of  human failure to reason and logic" comes to mind.  That being said and worth remembering, Our response can only be commentary.  Hopeful commentary.  Our  best bet is hope. Please do feel free to comment  if you are so inclined. It is our fondest wish  here at Incomingbytes.com  that faith, reason and logic continue to inspire thought, reason, and other wonderful things.    

Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Russian 'special military operation'  invasion,  a blatant lie and an  uncalled-for, illegal  attack on Ukraine  sovereign territory  Feb 24/22 has now been blazing viciously for over a year.  Nothing but an ill-devised territorial land and resources grab— a repeat of, and similar to the Russian "annexation" of Crimea in 2014 and the 1939  Winter War with Finland. ( That resulted in a loss of about 10% of valuable Finnish territory, just for the record.  Never again.  (Finland to join NATO. )

Unbelievable Casualties.

Russian casualties are now considered to be  hundreds of thousands, but the true human cost will never be admitted by the egotistical bully Putin or the Kremlin. Russian destruction of Ukrainian civilian infrastructure, power, water, apartment buildings, private homes — has left many Ukrainian casualties,  Ukrainian elders, families, children, babies— homeless, helpless, and freezing in the dark. In basements or rudimentary shelters.  Or evacuated, migrated, possibly to never return. Thousands of Ukrainian troops  have been killed, thousands of  civilians including children are considered to be "collateral damage" by the invading Russians.

A Foolish Miscalculation

A very foolish and vicious  miscalculation by Vladimir Putin  has backfired. The bitter war has taken too long.  the war is ongoing over a year later and has just resulted in Ukrainians being tougher and more determined than ever. To live long enough to eject all Russian troops entirely from ALL Ukrainian territory.  From the  newly seized and illegally 'annexed (2022)  Ukraine territory. Russia, stubbornly, will not leave  The Crimea,  which Russia  illegally  invaded and 'annexed' in 2014, but  Ukrainian President Zelensky and Ukrainians insist that  Russia must leave ALL Ukrainian territoryNo cease-fire or negotiated peace is possible in this stalemate.  

Here at Incomingbytes.com  #WeStandWithUkraine.

The slick,  delusional, stubborn and unstable  dictator Putin stubbornly insists he is 'denazifying'  Ukraine with his  delusional 'special military operation'.  Incredibly, the delusions of Putin may now have already cost more than 250,000 genuine Russian lives.  In Putin's dreams, Ukrainian citizens  and ethnic Russians alike are "worthless peasant lives' Putin considers absolutely disposable. We disagree.  All lives are valuable.  Here at #Incomingbytes.com we stand with Ukraine for the principles of democracy and integrity of sovereign territory.  

An Arrest Warrant for Vladimir Putin the War Criminal.

Putin's disgraceful 'special military operation'   includes the use of deadly  force provided by brutal, murderous Wagner mercenaries . Mercenaries who have brazenly committed hundreds of war crimes, including torture,  summary execution,  the  rape of prisoners,   men, women and children alike. Also the theft or kidnapping of children.  The International Criminal Court  has issued a warrant for  the arrest of Vladimir Putin for overseeing  the illegal deportation of thousands of  children from Ukraine to Russia. How about the early and murderous occupation of Bucha that cost the lives of 500+ Ukrainian civilian lives?  How about the vicious targeting and bombing of civilian apartment buildings, villages, and homes?  What about Russian missiles targeting Ukrainian  power infrastructure, water, heat and electricity— required by civilians  to survive during the winter? Rocket attacks  and bombing of civilians  are Crimes against Humanity.   *In our point of view, recruitment of prisoners  by the state or mercenary armies should be a banned, illegal practice globally.    Russian prisoners,  whether they be pickpockets, common thieves, rapists, murderers or corrupt politicians have bartered the balance of their " sentences" pending 'freedom' to fight as Wagner mercenaries on the Ukraine front lines.  

Freedom:  "If they  Complete Their 'Term''. 

IF they survive Wagner's brutality, and backup execution by their own troops if fleeing, surrendering, or retreating.  Forced into battle with Ukraine.   Which, by any standard, is  far better armed, better trained, better supported,  and better planned .  Deserters are arbitrarily executed,  shot in the back if retreating, with no surrender allowed. *In our point of view, forced recruitment of prisoners should be illegal. Reportedly,  300,000  civilians  and perhaps more 'citizens'   have been arbitrarily conscripted.  Poorly, virtually -untrained, mostly ethnic minority "Russians" from the far reaches of Russia  were 'signed up'.   To donate their lives to the Motherland' with no choice.  Tossed  into Putin's badly planned, badly-trained, badly-equipped,  poorly-led Russian meat-grinder WAR of GENOCIDE against Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of Russians cleverly  left the country, leaving in a hurry to flee — to Finland, Poland, Germany. Any escape to any country  that would allow them to avoid conscription in PUTIN'S WAR.   Yes,  it is a WAR by any standard,  and it is  PUTIN'S WAR.   A GENOCIDAL ATTEMPT to wipe Ukraine and her people off of the map.  An attempt to grab all  territories and countries that were  or may have been  USSR  'states' prior to it's collapse.   Or areas  Putin considers "historically-Russian' lands". Or not.  That might be more appropriately called 'hysterically'—considered to be Russian lands— in the delusional mind of Putin.   

The Target: Lands and Resources

Ukraine is a rich source of agricultural products, steel, metals,  salt, and minerals of all kinds.   Plunder has included museum treasures, and relics, artwork,   agricultural tractors and farm machinery, livestock, washing machines, televisions, computers. and food supplies. And, by the way... thousands of children—considered suitable for kidnapping and  relocation to Russian 'families' for forced re-education. Stolen children. What does that infer?  You decide.  

Ukrainian Military Personnel are Better Trained.

Ukrainian military personnel are—decidedly better trained,  more resourceful, —and far better equipped and assisted by NATO with training, heavy weapons,  artillery of all descriptions and ammunition as well as 'intelligence'.

NATO and Western Aid

Western aid from NATO, the USA, and Europe continues to flow to Ukraine. Aid, consisting of Howitzers, armored vehicles, tanks, weapons of all kinds, ammunition, medical supplies,  etc/ are delivered, if sporadically.  Mostly from NATO countries but also from  non- members of NATO, despite Putin's dire warnings of escalation.

                      A Battle Tank, only one of many...  (Photo: 2022, CNN)

Not-so-subtle, repetitive and  ugly hints of Nuclear Retaliation.

Putin's machinations and predictable bluster including threats of  potential nuclear response or retaliation with smaller tactical nuclear weapons —occur regularly.   Even  WW III.  A nuclear Armageddon. An eventful, deadly global event, a  war no country can win.  Therefore, should the existential battle in any  tortured mind be an excuse for mutual destruction?  Let us pause there and  consider that Putin's arrogant 'special military operation' has already failed.  His obscenely  long,  arrogant, gold-trimmed palatial  table  may soon  be  more useful hacked  into short, convenient pieces of firewood. Which he may well require to stay warm in a  Siberian cave.  

Just Consider.

Just consider. Putin's 'special military operation'  is not only a failure but a painful reality of   delusions in the mind of an unnamed Kremlin madman who would be King.  At any cost.  Period. You decide.  Please comment below. 


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Syrian Crisis: Call for Common Sense or WW III ?

© 2013  by Raymond Alexander Kukkee   [caption id="attachment_2010" align="aligncenter" width="620"]photo by phaewilk (morguefile)             Darkening Skies               photo by phaewilk (morguefile)[/caption]

      "Clearly something must be done.  Why not try common sense?

Darkening Skies

The world is waiting with abated breath for the next indicator, any indicator at all that might reveal whether  President Barack Obama and the United States of America  will up the ante in the Syrian crisis, ratchet up the tension more with additional warships, more rocket testing, or if he will  just arbitrarily  light a  fuse,  and bomb the crap out of Syria's President Bashar al Assad and his palace out of existence and  complete the destruction of Syria regardless of proposals or solutions offered.

President Assad, for the record, emphatically denies any use of chemical warfare upon his own people and blatantly  warns "any and all retaliation" if  the USA bombs Syrian targets.  How lovely.  "Let's all save face". Let's allow the mindless to create reality that results in real people dying. More people, that would be.  With an estimated 100,000 people having already died in the Syrian destruction.   "The US should expect every action". Right.

How encouraging. A red line and another red line, taunts and promises, sticks, stones, broken bones,  and how many red lines shall we cross?  Kind of reminds you of little 10-year-old brats at recess, doesn't it, daring other little brats to cross lines scuffled with sneakers in the sand of a playground.  This, however, is decidedly not play.  It is international posturing and war-mongering, not marbles....  Let's keep that in mind.

Will the ugly dogs of war  be once more unleashed, or will the world collectively  force encourage our 'so-called-leaders'  to  use some genuine intelligence in this crisis, and call for common sense?  That would be refreshing, and  a united, positive call for action based on international law and diplomacy in this specific crisis would undoubtedly  save  thousands --but even more worrisome, perhaps even millions of lives. Potentially, WW III  can happen.  "If it can happen it invariably does"  comes to mind.

Dealing with The Syrian Crisis is no longer merely  a "Game of Credibility"

There's a lot at stake. Let's all grow up now, children,  Barack, Bashar, and Vladimir,  and recognize WW III is a possibility if stubborn leaders allow their "egos" and "saving face"  and "credibility"  issues to be more important than humanity itself.  Make no mistake about it.  We don't much care whether individual politicians and leaders "lose credibility" or are embarrassed by their mistakes and ineptitude or not  if thousands, or  millions of people will be killed in the process,  do you?   

"Did Bashar do it? Of course..well, er, Not...er...maybe..er.. 

Whether or not Bad Boy Bashar  (B.B.B.) personally approved the use of chemical weapons  is debatable;  we, the ordinary people of the world have absolutely no way of confirming which pack of lies is "more true" than the next, isn't that  a conundrum?   Having trundled  the USA into  Iraq based upon a pack of lies isn't exactly the most encouraging precedent, is it, Mr. President?  The fact is, "credibility"  of the USA and it's war machine has been a problem for quite some time, so what else is new?  Worrying about 'credibility' ?   Such offerings of "unproven proof"  are  inexcusably poor reasons to bomb a desperately poor country and perhaps start WW III today--at any stretch of the imagination.

The Boy who Called Wolf  is Choking

The "boy who called wolf" comes to mind;  now, mind you, that foolish little boy didn't have pictures of victims of chemical warfare choking on foaming saliva in their death throes  sent out in social media either, --- ugly, very ugly images indeed have been offered as "truth".  If it is truth,  it is ugly and unacceptable.  The boy didn't have unprecedented collection of data on everyone on earth either, did he....so  fine.  We agree. It is not the end of the story, but no, even IN this modern age, with the abundance of political liars, the big war industry and their  questionable agenda,  we have no way to validate those ugly and distressing pictures, so ....you guessed it, no, it is not fine--or is it?  You decide We don't pretend to know.

One thing is for certain; now world opinion is clearly divided and at an impasse as the US congress, politicians, public and all  point point unsure, nervous  fingers and deny President Obama a clear message. ....but what else could the President really expect?  The wolf really IS at the door.   Perhaps the boy who called wolf really  is choking. This time.

Clearly concrete action must be taken.  Why not try common sense?

Russia Demands action but not logic

Russia's Vladimir Putin is now calling for Syria to surrender their chemical weapons to international supervision . Isn't that lovely?  Why does Syria need chemical weapons at all?  Afraid of who, Iran?  Iraq?  Tiny Jordan?  It's giant ally Russia?  Why is Vladimir Putin not demanding from his "Syrian allies" -- the surrender of  Bashar al Assad, instead,  complete with any and all of his generals, henchmen, and perpetrators or opposition involved in this heinous crime against humanity?

Sorry, Vladimir, with all due respect,  but since your unbelievable veto stopped the UN approval of cooperative military intervention,  we must ask why  your great "power" is not being used --as an ally of Syria-- to simply arrest the criminals in Syria?  Why have you, as a major Syrian ally, not made any attempt to  haul them  off to an international court, and have them  tried for their inconceivably ugly actions against their own people--regardless who they are?

If Bashar al Assad and his people are  innocent of these allegations as he shouts loudly,   why has he not arrested and turned over the REAL perpetrators to international justice?   We ask our readers to think for themselves. Contradictions become apparent immediately.

Does Bashar naively "not know" who is responsible?   As the well-informed and powerful President of Syria, if he does not know who is responsible for use of Syria's weapons of mass destruction--which he is personally responsible for,  he's incompetent.  Is Bashar merely a puppet head of state?

The fact is, If  B.B.B  (Bad Boy Bashar)  does know who is responsible, he is either a) responsible himself,  an arrogant,  mindless, brutal  leader without ethics,   and/or  b)  --he is conspiring  with the guilty to protect the perpetrators  "guilty with his approval or not".   you cannot have it both ways, so which is it? Regardless, Bashar is responsible.

So, which will it be, Common Sense or WW III?

We suggest to all world "leaders" combined,  if there's ever been a time to use "common sense" and use it collectively and sincerely,   it would be now. Does anyone really believe that more chemical warfare, death and mutually-assured destruction is the final solution?

We suspect everyone wishes to be part of the greatest revolution in civilization ever;   forget  collective egos, 'credibility', and power mongering. We all wish to do what is RIGHT for a change; we want to  contribute to some common sense to solve the Syrian Crisis. --and how about now, not "later' at everyone's convenience?

Here at Incoming Bytes we hypothesize it would be inherently brilliant --and in fact, it would be genuine progress in civilization itself -- to gainfully use the power of  big political machines world-wide --and the wealth of the globe united, to precipitate a unique, diplomatic international demand for the arrest of all persons responsible for the use of chemical weapons----whoever they may be--and bring them to international justice at a representative world court.

Sadly, we do not hold our breath, for if mistakes of the past are any lesson, they appear to remain unlearned. We can, however, hope for a universal  call for common sense even if it does not materialize  for another century and  the dust settles from WW III.

Surprisingly, Russia  suddenly  proposed the  placing of  Syria's chemical weapons cache  under international supervision for eventual destruction.     Why so suddenly? To buy time?  To deceive?  Collusion?   To avoid getting found out, accounting for chemical weapons already used? Any and all of the above?   What do you think?

We laud any solution and  movement in the right direction.

Better late than never.

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