Bombing of Kharkiv

I have already seen people claim that the images of the Russian bombing of Kharkiv are actually from the Donbass in 2014. Apparently, the BBC or whatever posted something.

I have no idea what the BBC said but I spent my entire childhood and youth in Kharkiv and Donetsk. What are the chances I wouldn’t recognize the buildings I saw every day of my life for 20 years?

Yes, Kharkiv is being bombed. Two days in a row with no end in sight.

17 thoughts on “Bombing of Kharkiv

    1. As I said before, I don’t watch or read the MSM on the subject of this war. Why would I? Why would anybody? There’s a million sources that work on the ground and transmit information in any language.

      I also want to note that this is the 7th time people are sharing this link. It must matter to them a lot.

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      1. The primary focus of Greenwald’s article is not the media.

        Rather, he argues that late 20th century/early 21st century wars, and the propaganda that have surrounded them, have tapped into “the most powerful aspects of our psyche, our subconscious, our instinctive drives. It causes us, by design, to abandon reason. It provokes a surge in tribalism, jingoism, moral righteousness and emotionalism: all powerful drives embedded through millennia of evolution. The more unity that emerges in support of an overarching moral narrative, the more difficult it becomes for anyone to critically evaluate it.”

        And so, “To believe that this is a conflict of pure Good versus pure Evil, that Putin bears all blame for the conflict and the U.S., the West, and Ukraine bear none, and that the only way to understand this conflict is through the prism of war criminality and aggression only takes one so far.”

        And from there he outlines 5 important issues all relating to the international balance of power that he believes urgently need to be “considered and freely debated.”

        I believe his analysis is absolutely brilliant – and brilliant is not an adjective I freely employ.

        Of course, this is your blog and so you are free to dismiss this link without further discussion and for whatever reason.

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        1. I’m very glad you found enjoyable reading matter. I’m a great reader myself, even if these days I only read frontline reports. I’m hoping that soon I’ll be able to go back to my reading. To normal life.

          Please pray for us.

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            1. “Kyrie elison, Christe eleison”

              For peace in the whole world, for the stability of the holy churches of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord…

              For our deliverance from all affliction, wrath, danger, and distress, let us pray to the Lord.

              Help us, save us, have mercy upon us and protect us, O God, by your grace.

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  1. I saw on Twitter today people discussing that the footage is staged and the guns are made of cardboard. 2 years ago, the same people were convinced that Covid wasn’t a real thing. It takes some people to catch up. I don’t think that they still think Covid is a fiction.

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    1. That is because while the virus is real, the response to it was fake: confusing; making it harder to support the righteous and oppose the wicked. Of course, one must still try, and good men, as the FLCC doctors and the signers of the Great Barrington declaration have done.

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  2. I start crying whenever I read about this war. I am so sorry. It is hard to continue daily life with this happening in Europe, so close to us, the brave Ukrainians dying for freedom and for democracy. I don’t remember everyone around me being so upset about a world event in my lifetime. I very much hope that our leaders know what they’re doing, because now we all depend on them to both stop the invasion and protect Europe but also prevent nuclear war.
    Thank you so much for posting and explaining.

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    1. Here’s a short video of an interpreter who started crying as he translated Zelensky’s speech about the bombing of Kharkiv:

      All good people stand with us.

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      1. “In response to the crisis in Ukraine, IOCC is working with partners in country and across the region to help address immediate needs, while looking ahead and planning for longer-term response.

        Initial efforts in Ukraine include providing generators and fuel, as well as flashlights, batteries, and candles. Families with young children will also receive baby diapers.

        In addition, IOCC is working with partners on the ground in Romania and Moldova who are serving refugees arriving from Ukraine. We’ve deployed staff to the area and are coordinating with local churches. IOCC support will provide emergency supplies including food, water, cots, mattresses, blankets and other bedding, baby food, wipes, and diapers, plus other hygiene and sanitary items.”

        https://iocc.org/blog/iocc-responds-to-ukraine-crisis

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Orthodox_Christian_Charities#:~:text=IOCC%20carries%20a%20rating%20of,highest%20rating%20the%20organization%20awards.

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        1. Thanks, GSW, that’s reassuring. When I checked previously, all I could find on their site was a generic “prayers for Ukraine” banner– they hadn’t posted anything specific yet. I was counting in advance on it happening, because of course they would respond to a war/refugee situation in a traditionally Orthodox country with a lot of churches they could network with. But I admit to a sliver of anxiety since it wasn’t posted yet.

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          1. My post concerning the IOCC was prompted by Clarissa’s comment – “All good people stand with us.”

            Three additional notes:

            1) IOCC is a relief organization with very high ratings for effectiveness and very low administrative overhead that does no missionary work and allocates funds given by donors solely on the basis of need rather than religious affiliation.

            2) As you suggest, because Orthodoxy is predominant in this area of the world, IOCC has a robust, built-in institutional advantage in delivering aid in a timely fashion to Ukrainians inside Ukraine as well as Ukrainian refugees in nearby countries.

            3) The IOCC is a 501(c)(3) organization eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in the U.S. In Canada, direct a contribution to the IOCC’s Emergency Relief Fund (for Ukraine) through any Orthodox parish and in my personal experience they will transfer the funds directly to IOCC and issue donors a Revenue Canada tax deduction.

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          2. There are so many good people. Even people who really don’t need to care, who are far removed from that part of the world, are still helping, making an effort, reaching out.

            God is good.

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