Thursday, 2 October 2014

The Odessa massacre: a catalyst for the entire Ukraine conflict

On 1 October 2014, Russia Insider reported thus:
"This video seems to very convincingly positively identify a man brutally beating people who were lying prostrate who had just fallen 3 stories out of a burning building during the Odessa massacre...

This massacre was a major flash point and became a catalyst for the entire Ukraine conflict, galvanizing public opinion in East Ukraine and Russia, horrified by what had happened...

On May 2 there was a grisly massacre in Odessa when 42 pro-Russian demonstrators were burned alive in a building after being set upon by pro-Ukrainian activists...

The pro-Russian side says that they were unarmed, were viciously attacked by heavily armed pro-Kiev, neo-nazi activists, from which they fled, seeking refuge in a trade union building. They claim the activists then set fire to the building, where many of the pro-Russians died in the flames, and that even when trying to escape the building, they were shot at and physically attacked.

The pro-Kiev side says that after street fighting with the pro-Russians, they barricaded themselves into the building, and that the fire started accidentally, and denies continuing to attack the victims in the building...

To this day, the western media has not made much of an effort to investigate the story...

There was a major uproar in Russia in the weeks following the tragedy, because the mainstream Western media mentioned it only in passing, and showed little interest in the story, mostly presenting the pro-Kiev version of events. To this day it is probably Exhibit A for most Russians that the western media is biased against Russia.

The information about the video on the Russian YouTube page identifies (the brutal man) as Seva Goncharevskii... An investigation into who he is will likely implicate others involved in the events that day."

'The western media has not made much of an effort to investigate the story.'

Our mainstream media doesn't always collude to manage the news the way the western politician wants it managed.

But too often it does.

Thus are we misled into war. And, if not war, taking sides without enough factual intelligence to make an informed and honourable decision as to whose side, if any, we ought to be on.

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