There are plenty of other ways to rekindle the Western public’s interest in the Ukrainian Conflict without disgustingly misportraying literal jihadis (in the words of Sky News’ Dominic Waghorn prior to them being removed like Breitbart reported) as supposed heroes. Far from convincing average folks that Kiev’s cause is supposedly as righteous as their officials claim, this will indisputably have the effect of provoking maximum suspicion from all those who realize that their taxpayer funds are being spent to finance anti-Russian suicide-bombing terrorists.
The impression has emerged over the past few months that the Western public’s interest in the Ukrainian Conflict is waning, or that average folks are at the very least not as enthusiastic about supporting Kiev as before. This is due to NATO’s proxy war on Russia through that former Soviet Republic turning into a stalemate as neither side presently has the capabilities to achieve a breakthrough across the Line of Control (LOC).
It’s therefore understandable that the US-led West’s Mainstream Media (MSM) is getting creative with how they sell this conflict to the public, but it defies belief why prominent British media outlet Sky News thought that glorifying anti-Russian suicide-bombing terrorists would help Kiev’s cause. That’s precisely what International Affairs Editor Dominic Waghorn just did in his piece about “The Chechen fighters taking on Putin’s ’empire of evil’ in Ukraine who say Russian troops are like ‘cattle for slaughter’”.
According to him, he “gained access to their secret base” around Artyomovsk (more popularly known in the media by its Ukrainian name Bakhmut), during which time these “Chechen fighters” “shared insights into their foes” that Waghorn claimed “are worth listening to in the West.” It turns out that they just regurgitated Kiev’s propaganda alleging that Russia is supposedly relying on human wave tactics. Nevertheless, Waghorn inadvertently revealed something much more important in his article.
He wrote that “On a work bench near by a suicide vest was being constructed. They wear them should Russians take them prisoner. The base is mined, they said, to blow up if the enemy should overrun it.” Furthermore, the “Chechen fighters” – who can now objectively be described as suicide-bombing terrorists – also showed him footage of their followers “shout[ing] Allahu Akhbar: God is great”, which is a religious slogan that’s regrettably been hijacked by some of the world’s most infamous terrorists.
Waghorn also revealed that “They fight here hoping one day to take their holy war back to their homeland”, quoting one suicide-bombing terrorist who declared that “We will fight till that time when we destroy that empire of evil totally.” The description of these Chechens’ twisted religious motivations for fighting against Russia in Ukraine as a so-called “holy war” reinforces the fact that they’re bonafide terrorists, while the reference to Russia as an “empire of evil” evokes memories of Ronald Reagan.
Four decades ago, he fully supported anti-Soviet fighters in Afghanistan, some of whom ultimately formed the core of Al Qaeda. Waghorn therefore unwittingly implied that similar such blowback might very well be inevitable as a result of Chechen suicide-bombing terrorists’ direct involvement in NATO’s proxy war on Russia through Ukraine. Most damning of all is that Breitbart reported that he carried out a so-called “stealth edit” by discretely removing all earlier references to these terrorists as literal jihadis.
This observation suggests that he was originally more truthful with his readers, yet nevertheless still felt it worthwhile to glorify the same people who he earlier rightly referred to as jihadis. What this goes to show is that some of the UK’s leading perception managers like Waghorn aren’t really as professional as many might have presumed otherwise they wouldn’t have resorted to supporting anti-Russian suicide-bombing terrorists in their desperate attempt to reinvigorate public support for this proxy war.
There are plenty of other ways to rekindle the public’s interest in this conflict without disgustingly misportraying literal jihadis (in Waghorn’s own words prior to removing them like Breitbart reported) as supposed heroes. Far from convincing average folks that Kiev’s cause is supposedly as righteous as their officials claim, this will indisputably have the effect of provoking maximum suspicion from all those who realize that their taxpayer funds are being spent to finance anti-Russian suicide-bombing terrorists.
Not only that, but the ominous reference to the West’s funding of what ultimately turned out to be Al Qaeda can’t help but prompt them to second-guess the wisdom of indefinitely perpetuating this proxy war. Recalling that the New York Times (NYT) revealed the inconvenient truth earlier this month that the “Battle for Bakhmut” heavily involves foreign mercenaries from the UK and US, this means that some Westerners are literally fighting on the same side as suicide-bombing terrorists in this proxy war.
The NYT’s article also reported that these same foreign mercenaries have prior military experience, which is all the more damning for Kiev’s cause since it confirms that previously respected members of Western society have practically sold their souls by allying with literal jihadis against Russia. Astute observers of international affairs aren’t surprised by this since that’s precisely the modus operandi that was employed in Syria, yet it’s still startling that it’s now occurring smack dab in the center of Europe.
All told, it can therefore be concluded that Waghorn’s latest article for Sky News was counterproductive to his de facto New Cold War bloc’s cause and that of their Ukrainian proxies. It would have been better for them had he not reported on those anti-Russian suicide-bombing terrorists, let alone visited them at their “secret base” to see their suicide vests with his own eyes. That said, Waghorn unwittingly did a journalistic service though by inadvertently informing everyone of the dark truth about this conflict.