Ukraine crisis leaves stain on West: Analyst
… by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor, … with Press TV, Tehran
[Update: Our VT crisis team analysis concluded that the photographic evidence showed the inconsistent burn injuries to be indicative of obscuring how and what was used to kill many of these people.
The only option really on the table was lethal gas, and we surmized Vx… something that lung tissue analysis would confirm or not.
We now have partial confirmation from Russia Today that we were right.
“Victims of the Odessa fire massacre died within seconds, but not from smoke or carbon monoxide suffocation, the head of Odessa’s emergency service department, Vladimir Bodelan, said on his Facebook page.”
Witnesses reported bodies and people being herded into the basement, and then this disappeared from the news. Not a word about “missing” people was mentioned by the Odessa authorities. It is easy to have confusion on missing people counts, with witnesses hiding out who would like to stay alive.
Despite all the witnesses to building escapees being beaten to death by the Right Sector mob, Kiev preferred to tag them as “jumpers”. Of course not one frame of video of a jumper has emerged. I wonder why?
Smoke inhalation deaths can be confirmed by visual autopsies simply from the visible soot residue in the lungs. The good news is that foreign experts are supposed to be involved in the investigation, but after all of this time the chain of command of the evidence will be in question.]
– First published … May 14, 2014 –
The prevailing crisis in Ukraine following a US-backed coup will remain a stain on the reputation of Western governments, an analyst writes in a column for the Press TV website.
“The killings in East Ukraine by sending in the Right Sector thugs to do the dirty work will be remembered as an example of Western moral bankruptcy,” Jim W. Dean wrote. He stated that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the coup government in Kiev organized a “stupid anti-terror operation” which led to dozens of deaths in the southern city of Odessa on May 2.
Dean described the status quo in Ukraine as “a disgraceful episode” for the Western governments, adding, “Some political careers deserve to be destroyed for their ill-planned and motivated failure. It was a criminal plan.”
The analyst said the Western governments “have made fools of themselves” in the eyes of people.
Dean said the Western governments are stoking up tensions in Ukraine to vent their frustration against Russia following Crimea’s “bloodless” secession from Ukraine in March.
“They (the West) want to keep tensions high and try to get through to an elected new government where they expected that their killer coup would then be forgotten,” he wrote.
The eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Lugansk declared independence on May 12 following a referendum.
According to pro-Russia activists, 90 percent of the voters in Donetsk voted in favor of independence from Ukraine. Results in Lugansk also showed that 96.2 percent of voters supported independence from the government in Kiev.
Ukraine’s acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has slammed the referendums, calling them a “farce without any legal basis.”
Jim W. Dean was an active editor on VT from 2010-2022. He was involved in operations, development, and writing, plus an active schedule of TV and radio interviews.
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