There is a debunked story still making the rounds that says Russian soldiers are being supplied with Viagra so they can rape Ukrainian women. Rape, the story says, is actually a part of Russian “military strategy” in its battle in Ukraine.
The story—which appears to have been dusted off from the propaganda tool shelves of the Obama administration’s 2011 regime change campaign against Libyan president Muammar Gadhafi—seems to have originated this time around from a former Ukrainian human rights commissioner.
Former, because Lyudmyla Denisova was fired from her government job last year after a parliamentary vote of no-confidence—partly because many of her reports could not be corroborated. Being fired for dishonesty by arguably the most corrupt government on the planet is an impressive achievement.
Before she was canned, Denisova admitted to a Ukrainian News Agency that she composed fake reports about incidents of numerous sex crimes that Russian soldiers allegedly committed against Ukrainian women and children.
“Maybe I exaggerated, but I was trying to achieve the goal of convincing the world to provide weapons and put pressure on [Russia],” Denisova said in the interview.
So, at least she had a good reason to lie. Much like Michael Morell, former deputy CIA director, who admitted to having good reason to lie to the American people about Hunter Biden’s laptop being “Russian disinformation.”
“Because I wanted [Biden] to win the election,” Morell admitted to the House Committee on the Judiciary and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
It was as forthright an admission as Arnold Winkler’s, when Sheriff Andy Taylor asked why he continued to ride his bike on the sidewalk despite being told not to.
“Because I wanted to,” Arnold said, with the same deep state assurance that he would face no consequences.
It’s unclear whether Denisova’s reports ever actually mentioned Viagra, but the incendiary report was eagerly shared by the war-promoting corporate mainstream media, especially after Pramila Patten, United Nations special representative on sexual violence in conflict, made the following claim last October: “When you hear women testify about Russian soldiers equipped with Viagra, it’s clearly a military strategy.”
Shortly after making the claim, Patten admitted on a recorded telephone call that it was bullshit. Asked whether she had proof of her claim, Patten said, “No, no, no. Like I said, it’s not my role to go and investigate. I sit in New York, in an office in New York, and I have an advocacy mandate. My role is not to investigate … The investigation is going on by the Human Rights Monitoring Team and the International Commission of Inquiry. In their reports so far, there’s nothing about Viagra.”
Will the circus be unbroken?
To add another level of absurdity to the matter is that it took Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov—a pair of Russian goofs who specialize in prank telephone calls—to extract Patten’s confession. Evidently in Russia—like in the United States—it takes clowns like that country’s versions of Howard Stern and “Robert Higgins,” to break the news that so-called “real” journalists are unable—or unwilling—to pursue.
The only thing missing at the end of the call to Patten was the interrogators signing off with, “And Bobba Booey to y’all.”
Then again, it shouldn’t be surprising that entertainers are left to handle the propaganda busting when Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the corrupt “leader” (puppet) of Ukraine, did his presidential training by dancing around naked on stage—or in drag wearing high heels—and playing “Hava Nagila” on a piano with his penis.
In March the United Nations Human Rights Council published a report that alleges a variety of war crimes conducted by Russian and Ukrainian forces, but mostly Russians. For their part, the UN reported, Ukraine armed forces allegedly have buried landmines in populated areas, resulting in the deaths of civilians. Alleged violations by Russian authorities include execution and torture for actions directed against Russian armed forces.
I am opposed to torturing people.
I also am opposed to “enhanced interrogation programs.”
That’s what torture is called when the United States government does it.
Just to be clear, the American government’s “enhanced interrogation programs” include the following:
- sexual humiliation;
- sexual assault;
- tickle torture;
- binding in contorted stress positions;
- subjection to deafening noise;
- sleep disruption and deprivation to the point of hallucination;
- deprivation of food, drink and medical care for wounds;
- subjection to extreme heat or extreme cold, and;
- confinement in small coffin-like boxes.
The UN report doesn’t specify the number of people the Russians allegedly tortured or all of the methods they employed. They may have ordered off the above CIA menu, or they may have made up some of their own procedures. In any case, torture and “enhanced interrogation programs” are wrong, and hypocrites should not justify it for the “good guys” and condemn it for the “bad guys.”
Russian war crimes alleged by the UN also include rapes committed during house-to-house searches and during confinement. The report doesn’t say how many cases of rape it has documented. One is one too many.
What’s the difference?
So, if the UN—whose “peacekeepers” have their own well-documented history of raping women and children (I was once nearly hooked from the stage at a Rotary conference for saying so)—has documented incidents of rape by Russian soldiers, why does the Viagra story matter?
Here’s why it matters.
As if rape isn’t bad enough, the Viagra tale is designed to conjure an emotional outrage against Russians, which is integral in trying to brainwash people into supporting a U.S.-NATO (National Atlantic Treaty Alliance) proxy war against Russia that uses Ukrainian citizens as disposable pawns.
Without the military-issued Viagra, the alleged rapes can be attributed to out-of-control individual Russian soldiers—similar to the American soldiers who raped the inhabitants at My Lai, Vietnam before dragging dozens of innocent men, woman and children into a ditch and exterminating them with machine guns.
But if the Russian soldiers are supplied with government issued Viagra, it becomes official “military strategy” and can then be blamed on Vladimir Putin and used as propaganda to keep a pointless war going forward—preferably, apparently to the psychopaths in Washington, until we are fully embroiled in World War III.
Part of the con is convincing Americans that if they don’t go along with the deep state “evil Putin” narrative, they don’t care about the Ukrainian people. The reality is that Ukraine’s corrupt marionettes and their psychopathic neocon string-pullers are every bit as responsible for the plight of the Ukrainian population as Putin is—and probably more so.
Making the world safe for democracy
This is a path that accelerated during the Obama administration when the deep state decided to take control of Ukraine and use it as a launching pad to provoke, agitate and eventually topple Russia. That was accomplished by the 2014 coup—before Russia annexed Crimea—choreographed by then U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland. The coup took down Ukraine’s democratically elected president, Viktor Yanukovych—because overturning democratic elections is what you do when you set about making the world safe for democracy.
And yes, that’s the same Victoria Nuland, who, today, as Biden’s psychotic undersecretary of state for political affairs, continues her lead role of fanning the flames of death and destruction on behalf of the American military empire. In this 2014 conversation you can hear Nuland and Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, plotting who should be installed into Ukraine’s “democratic” government. https://youtu.be/WV9J6sxCs5k
The ethnic Russians of the Donbas region, on Russia’s border, called bullshit on the coup and refused to recognize the new “government.” This would be the equivalent to Ohio holding out against a new federal government installed after a violent coup led by China.
Civilians—the vast majority of whom do not choose, nor desire to be a part of atrocities perpetuated by their “leaders”—are always the people who suffer the most during war.
That’s why this unnecessary war needs to end.
Spreading deep state warmongering propaganda isn’t going to put a stop to the insanity, nor will it help the Ukrainian people.
Lies and more lies – and also embezzlement
For those who consistently un-inform themselves with the mainstream war propaganda and believe Bozo the Zelenskyy is a hero, you might consider this report https://seymourhersh.substack.com/p/trading-with-the-enemy that explains how your hero is skimming the money being sent to him on your behalf by Biden and the benevolent guardians of our tax money in Congress—with the overwhelming approval of both democrats and republicans. You might be shocked to learn, according to the article, who Zelenskyy is buying diesel fuel from.
The scam isn’t even a secret. Except to the mainstream press.
According to the article, CIA analysts themselves estimate the embezzled funds at $400 million last year. A sound, back-door investment in keeping the blood machine churning.
The embezzling article, by the way, was written by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh, the same guy who also recently spilled the beans about Biden and the CIA ordering the explosion that took out the Nord Stream pipelines that carried natural gas from Russia to Germany. By definition, this attack was an American act of war against a nation that we are officially not at war with. Thankfully, for the neocons, a lot of U.S. citizens probably don’t understand why that’s a problem. That’s not a subject that’s covered, with good reason, in government school curricula.
Initially, the mainstream press floated the story that Putin himself may have ordered the destruction of his own pipeline. They quickly realized that the story was too idiotic even for them to push.
But don’t worry.
There will never be a shortage of other idiotic stories to keep the American public un-informed.
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