It was an iconic event, celebrated like all comparable events of world importance, which are disseminated internationally via George Soros’ “Project Syndicate” with suitable images. In the Kiev suburb of Bucha, hundreds of photographers and Western politicians came together – the prejudice was clear: Russia had murdered. In the meantime, the situation is different – as it was reported by many alternative media from the beginning.
Now that artillery shelling has killed scores of victims in Bucha, the western mainstream media is once again trying – without evidence and against the facts – to blame Russia. The fragmentation ammunition used is said to have been fired by Russian troops. Everything is wrong with this variant, because Bucha was demonstrably under artillery fire from the Ukraine for weeks. This regularly uses cluster ammunition against residential areas. Only these media know why Russia of all things should have fired artillery at a town that they themselves were occupying – or they don’t know. They continue to copy news agencies without doing their own research.
Read our extensive research on Bucha from day one:
Multiple causes of death
After weeks of allegations that Russian troops had tied up and executed Ukrainians (even though they were carrying Russian aid packages or wearing Russian insignia as armbands) without waiting for any investigative results, the press is now presenting the story of ballistic fire from mortars and artillery. Reputable media had long established that the causes of death in Bucha were varied – and based on the traces of explosions on the streets near some of the corpses, artillery fire had to be assumed. There are even videos showing the positions of Ukrainian troops firing from the area of a department store in the Bucha region. Artillery fire is almost always untargeted, with every shell fired you accept collateral damage – i.e. killed civilians.
So now the mainstream comes to the following conclusion: “FAZ: Apparently dozens of civilians killed with metal arrows“. Now, for days to come, it will be logically and untruthfully repeated, that the shells were fired by Russians. If the statement is revised in a small article after a few weeks, it can be assumed that hardly any media consumer will notice.
Suddenly “only” 50 civilian victims in Bucha
Another essential subordinate clause of mainstream reporting has been relegated to the back paragraphs. The FAZ now writes that “50 civilians were killed” in Bucha – and that according to an “estimate”. As if they hadn’t found time all April to count and identify all the bodies. The statement is also interesting in that all major headlines have so far spoken of hundreds of deaths and people even fantasized about genocide.