Introduction – Sept 16, 2022
For anyone paying attention it soon became clear that the alleged Russian massacre at Bucha was in fact a staged event, conducted by the Ukrainians. A psychological operation carried out with the help of a compliant Western MSM to smear Russia and generate more sympathy and support for Ukraine.
Questions about the Ukrainian version of events were quickly buried beneath an avalanche Western MSM reports that ignored glaring inconsistencies and didn’t ask the one obvious question: what would Russia gain from this atrocity?
The Russians, of course, would gain absolutely nothing from the slaughter of civilians in eastern Ukraine, especially as many had supported Russia.
The Ukrainians, on the other hand, would have much to gain from an alleged Russian atrocity. With the help of the Western MSM, it could be used to generate sympathy and support in the West, which would in turn mean more Western arms and support for Kiev. Politically and psychologically, it was an obvious winning strategy for Kiev.
We would suggest that this latest alleged atrocity be viewed in the light of reports that called into question the standard Western MSM narrative:
Ukraine mass burial site with 440 bodies discovered in recaptured Izium, says police chief
The Guardian – Sept 16, 2022
Ukrainian authorities have found a mass burial site of more than 440 bodies in the eastern city of Izium that was recaptured from Russian forces, a regional police chief has said.
Serhiy Bolvinov, the chief police investigator for Kharkiv region, told Sky News some of the people had been killed by shelling and airstrikes.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy likened the discovery to what happened in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, saying in a Thursday night video address: “Russia is leaving death behind it everywhere and must be held responsible.”
“The necessary procedures have already begun there. More information – clear, verifiable information – should be available tomorrow,” he said.
Ukraine and its allies have accused the Russian forces of perpetrating war crimes in Bucha in the early stages of the February invasion by Russian forces.