Ukraine: Mariupol is Being Wiped Off Face of the Earth says Officer
The Russian machine is devastating, and the city of Mariupol in Ukraine is discovering this the hard way. The faulty reports from American and European intelligence have set up Ukrainian President Zelensky and the citizens of his country for a hard lesson in reality. Too often our modern American media covers war as a TV show, the good guys, the bad guys and all the drama in between; this may have done in Mariupol, Ukraine.
From the very beginning Vladimir Putin made it clear that this conflict was going to be very bad for Ukraine if they did not surrender to Russia, it was going to be horrific Putin promised, and he has not disappointed on his promise.
American media treated the Russia Ukraine war like a football match
To hear TV news commentators on February 24th (when the war began) was a sad spectacle, most were rooting for the underdog Ukraine against the Russian juggernaut; the only thing missing was the over and under odds of who would win. I believed from the very beginning that Russia was not really fighting full strength against Ukraine, Putin called them and the Russians “one people”. Zelensky is the eternal optimist still guaranteeing victory, the America media loves it, but it is fatalistic. Vladimir Putin is a genius, he was planning military strategies before Zelensky was acting on Tv, Putin had a plan that fooled American intelligence, they still cannot figure him out. Putin surrounded Ukraine while media/U. S intelligence insisted he would go straight for the capital city Kyiv. Let’s hope Putin never aims at the U.S, as we may not be prepared. We could not even leave Afghanistan respectably, as we left billions of dollars in equipment behind and had people hanging from planes.
Mariupol is gone, it is being "wiped off from the face of the Earth",
A police officer said in a desperate appeal today “Children, elderly people are dying. The city is destroyed, and it is wiped off the face of the earth,” Mariupol police officer Michail Vershnin said in a video address to Western leaders, news agency The Associated Press reported.
In all honesty despite Russian troop causalities Putin used minimal effort in this war. He slowly cranked up the pressure in week 2 but from the start he never fully attacked Ukraine.
Social media and Zelensky
Every time Ukraine fired a missile social media would amplify the Ukrainian attack and assure the people on twitter and Facebook that Ukraine was winning. It is typical modern day social media hype devoid of any semblance of reality. Today Mariupol is in ruins, it may never be built up again unless it is done under Russian rule. Russia could take Kyiv and Kharkiv in a short time, they now seem to be testing their military toys on the people left in Ukraine. if they really wanted to, they could use even heavier manpower.
What Putin seems to be doing is punishing his opponent, giving a harsh lesson to a young country that dared to go to war against a superpower. Mariupol is a lesson in modern day warfare, don’t fight a world power, it is better to negotiate. Twitter likes and retweets don’t win wars.