After first citing the Armenian Holocaust and the Rape of Nanking to gain historical context, this article examines the recent Ukrainian arrest of citizen journalist Gonzalo Lira López and the smear campaigns against Patrick Lancaster and Graham Philips to explore the role of citizen journalists in NATO’s ongoing wars, Ukraine’s included.
In concluding by examining the matrix NATO uses to weaponize their work, the article allows readers to evaluate the charges NATO lays against the Strategic Culture website and its other citizen journalist targets in Ukraine, Yemen, Syria and domestically as well.
At the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Holocaust, of all the political leaders who gathered in Yerevan to commemorate the event, only Russia’s President Putin had a right to be there.
Because, Russia and the citizens of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine excluded, few others did anything of substance to help the Armenians, Assyrians and Pontic Greeks against the Ottomans and their Kurdish enforcers get slaughtered.
Those genocides are historical facts and the testimony of the citizen journalists who helped expose those monstrous crimes may be researched by starting at this link from Wikipedia, which is a website I return to later when assailing NATO’s critique.
The wars of the Arab Spring have thrown up a multitude of truly repugnant citizen journalists, who NATO have encouraged to exploit gaps in the market for their own warped ends.
One such specimen is Georgetown educated Matthew van Dyke, who developed a side hustle training pro NATO mercenaries to fight in the wars of the Arab Spring he knew nothing about.
Darrell Lamont Phelps, who uses the nom de guerre Bilal Abdul Kareem, is another dubious American, who is embedded himself with Idlib’s criminals, after being evacuated from Aleppo, where he likewise had no right to be.
Graham Phillips is an English citizen journalist earning his crust on the Russian side of the Ukrainian lines, where he got a scoop interviewing fellow Englishman Aiden Aslin, who Russian aligned forces captured in Mariupol.
Although there were elements of Phillips’ interviewing style that grated, the Daily Mail and other extremist NATO media outlets claimed Phillips had broken the Geneva Convention by asking Aslin anything beyond his name, rank and serial number.
Though it is good to see hard line NATO outlets show such compassion, it is in marked contrast to their apathy towards the torture and murder of captured Russians by Aslin’s Ukrainian employees and Syrians by Phelps’ Saudi employees before that.
That bring us to the more important case of Gonzalo Lira López, a 54-year-old Chilean-American citizen journalist who had been reporting from Kharkiv since the start of the current Ukrainian war, up to Good Friday, 15 April 2022 when he was arrested, and widely presumed to have been tortured and murdered, before being released on 22 April, 2022.
Before the Nazis hijacked his twitter account, López began his last tweet “You want to learn the truth about the Zelensky regime? Google these names: Vlodymyr Struk, Denis Kireev, Mikhail & Aleksander Kononovich, Nestor Shufrych, Yan Taksyur, Dmitri Djangirov, Elena Berezhnaya.
Ukrainian Nazis and American citizen journalists allied to them wrongly claimed Gonzalo Lira was captured, tortured and executed by Sergei ‘Chili’ Velichko from the special unit Azov-affiliated Kraken unit, which are also implicated in violating the Geneva Convention by just shooting Russian prisoners after they surrendered.
NATO’s long and ignoble history of fibbing continues in Ukraine where citizen journalists not on Team NATO’s payroll are maligned and assassinated, where fully fledged Nazi psychopaths are portrayed as heroes.
Nazi breaches of the Geneva Convention are ignored and so where the same lies regarding the Nazis’ human shields in Mariupol that were used to justify cronies in Aleppo and East Ghouta are being wheeled out to promote Nazi chums in Ukraine.
NATO jailed Muhammad Ali and murdered Martin Luther King Jr. for opposing their genocide campaign in Vietnam. NATO have Julian Assange imprisoned with very dangerous Nazi and ISIS terrorists for exposing NATO murdering citizen journalists in Iraq.
Now NATO’s proxies continue to murder citizen journalists in Ukraine today. Gonzalo Lira can consider himself lucky to be alive as of the time of writing. He should evacuate Ukraine at the earliest opportunity and seek safe refuge wherever he can.
Strategic Culture Foundation / ABC Flash Point Media News 2022.