A dam (Kakhovka) is breached.
The outflow of water—the dam is as big as the Great Salt Lake in Utah, US—has risen by more than 10 meters; it has put thousands of lives, homes, wildlife, ecology etc in danger.
That’s not all.
Water supply to Crimea is hurt.
Zaporozhye, Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant too alarmingly loses the Dnieper water upstream, necessary to cool its reactors and its spent fuel rods.
Ukraine and the Western media are shouting shrill at this “act of terrorism by Russia.”
Only nobody tells us what would Russia gain by bombing the dam it controls; putting its own people of Kherson and Crimea at risk; put a nuclear power plant under its umbrella in red; and stretching itself thin while guarding thousands of kilometres of defensive lines in Ukraine’s South.
Ukraine, on the other hand, has everything to gain.
It could divert the world’s attention from its failed counteroffensive of a day before (Monday); delay Russia’s advance on inundated earth; and hopefully drag this stand-off till winter for it to suck more dollars out of West’ pockets and keep its shockingly apathetic audience indifferent.
Ukraine needed time to fall back from Kherson since they were running out of men.
Kherson is important for it allows the only access Ukraine has to the Black Sea.
Now both sides had to retreat and take positions on the opposite banks of the Dnieper River.
Sure, not the entire Kherson is with Russia. Part of it is with Kiev too. People on the other side have been endangered too. But if there is anything we have witnessed in the last year and a half, it is that the Volodymyr Zelensky regime has least concern for human lives.
Under the Martial Law, it has spared neither old nor young, even minors, and sent them effectively to meat-grinders of vastly superior Russia’s air and ground presence.
Since the early days of Russia’s Special Military Operation (SMO), one has seen how Ukraine wreaks havoc on its own people and territory, often by destroying infrastructure so as it doesn’t fall into the hands of the enemy.
Nobody is pointing out that as far back as in December last year, the Washington Post, in a report, titled “Inside the Ukrainian counteroffensive that shocked Putin and reshaped the war” had Ukrainian officials admitting they had plans to blow up the dam, “albeit as a last resort.”
Ukraine’s Major General Andrey Kovalchuk, who was commander of last November’s Kherson counteroffensive, had admitted to the newspaper they had plans to execute this war crime.
Wrote the Washington Post:
“Kovalchuk considered flooding the river. The Ukrainians, he said, even conducted a test strike with a HIMARS launcher on one of the floodgates at the Nova Kakhovka dam, making three holes in the metal to see if the Dnieper’s water could be raised enough to stymie Russian crossings…the Test was a success, Kovalchuk said, but the step remained a last resort…”
How then had Russia reacted?
It had gone to the United Nations, wrote to UN secretary general Antonio Guterres in October last, about the Ukrainian threat to the dam, but the global body didn’t pay heed.
Russia is aghast that the UN secretariat which is adept at “politicizing” statements, hasn’t condemned Kiev and instead throws up its hand at “insufficient information.”
But then the stance of this global body, entrusted with the peace of this world, has consistently been to ignore Ukraine’s war crimes in the last two years.
It has reacted neither to the bombing of the Crimean Bridge nor to the targeted assassinations of journalists Darya Dugina and Vladlen Tatarsky. It’s conspiracy of silence to the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline—which put the future of Europe at risk—is deafening.
The Russian envoy to the United Nations wasn’t mincing words: “The Kiev regime has good teachers, responsible for destroying the Nord Stream and the deliberate targeting of the Tabqa dam in Syria. The West is used to doing the dirty work with other people’s hands.”
All It’s Left With Is Terror Acts
By now, it’s apparent that the Kiev regime would resort to terrorist acts as it stands no chance—nor does its NATO backers—against Russia on the battlefield.
It doesn’t have to use F-16s or other fancy weapons for blowing up dams or pipelines or bridges is sufficient for the propaganda to work in its favour.
These are forces with a history of terrorist attacks—fire bombing the Dresden; likewise with Tokyo; atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki etc. Some still insist to include 9/11 in the list.
Many trace the birth and spread of terrorism in our times as a creation of the Hegemon: If not by affording funds or arms, then by creating conditions which give rise to extremism.
That’s why the world fears them: They control the planet, they are everywhere: Be it governments, bureaucracy, judiciary or even labs.
Then there is that unsurpassable shameless servile Western media which would have you believe that Russians are attacking own Kremlin buildings with drones to spoil its own Republic Day parade.
That’s why one hopes Russia is left standing on its feet at the end of this fight-to-finish.
That Moscow is able to finish off the evil empire and free humanity from its bondage.
Otherwise, these history fabricators would cast Vladimir Putin as another Hitler and fraud narratives would be perpetuated as has been the tale of World War II or Cold War.