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Ex-NATO analyst paints a completely different picture of Ukraine war

The retired Swiss Colonel Jacques Baud has written a lengthy article in which he paints a completely different picture of the war in Ukraine than portrayed in the Western media. The former NATO analyst helped Ukraine build its army for years.

Published: April 22, 2022, 6:43 am

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    Baud noted that the so-called Russian-backed separatists in Donbass were never supported in any way by Russia for the past eight years. After the Maidan coup in 2014, the Russian-speaking part of the population – civilians – were attacked by Ukrainian soldiers. In cities like Odessa, Mariupol, Luhansk and Donetsk massacres were carried out by them. Since then, a civil war has raged in the country.

    Baud was working as an army analyst for NATO in 2014, when his team discovered that the rebels’ weapons were not supplied by Russia, but by Russian-speaking defectors from the Ukrainian armed forces.

    How did he know this?

    There was a massive exodus, after which Baud had to help to rebuild the image of the Ukrainian army. This turned out to be a long and arduous process. In the process, extremist paramilitary militias, including the Azov Battalion, sprung up.

    In 2020, 40 percent of the Ukrainian army consisted of these militias, Baud said. He describes the members as cruel fanatics. They were funded, trained and armed by the United States, Great Britain, Canada and France.

    Baud further pointed out that President Zelensky announced last year that he intended to take Crimea and he sent his troops south to complete the task. In February, the Ukrainian army began bombing Donbass on a large scale.

    The former colonel added that US President Biden announced on February 17 that Russia would attack Ukraine within days. How did he know this? Since February 16, the civilian population of Donbass has been massively bombed by the Ukrainian army. The European Union, media, NATO and Western governments nonetheless kept mum as this was happening.

    Three reasons

    It seems the European Union and Western countries deliberately did not say anything about the massacre in Donbass because they knew it would provoke a Russian response, the ex-NATO analyst said.

    He also pointed out that in January saboteurs with Western equipment were caught in Donbass who spoke Polish. They had wanted to cause incidents with chemical substances in Gorlovka. Baud said Joe Biden knew the mass bombing and acts of sabotage would lead to a Russian invasion.

    According to him, there are three reasons for this war: the expansion of NATO, refusal of the West to implement the Minsk agreements and the large-scale attacks on the civilian population of Donbass over the past eight years.

    Western weapons for Ukraine find their way back to the EU

    Large amounts of weapons are currently being shipped into Ukraine by the West, but these may find their way back to their countries of origin.

    A huge amount of small arms and small ammunition, anti-tank weapons and handheld anti-air systems now constitute a serious, long term danger to the EU and the world at large since these fit into a car trunk and can easily be smuggled across borders.

    Gangs in Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany also probably already know this much.

    In the same way as former US president Barack Obama empowered terrorist networks in Syria, by describing ISIS fighters there as “moderate rebels” and arming them, religious fanatics in the EU could benefit from these arms. Ukraine has a reputation of being one the world’s most active suppliers of illegal small arms.

    According to military analyst Larry Johnson, French Gendarmes have reported that small arms and surface-air missiles had already made their way via black-markets from Ukraine to France. France is also an ethnic powder keg waiting to ignite.

    The CIA is in essence setting up a new al-Qaeda in Europe. “I couldn’t tell you where they are in Ukraine and whether the Ukrainians are using them at this point,” a senior defense official told reporters last week. “They’re not telling us every round of ammunition they’re firing and at who and when. We may never know exactly to what degree they’ve using the Switchblades.”

    In fact, the US Defense Department has no idea who receives the weapons, according to Pentagon press secretary John Kirby.

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    • Rentia Diedericks

      Berdyansk is a port city not far west of Mariupol, and judging by the many images, it came into Russian hands unscathed. The question is therefore to what extent the destruction of Mariupol, which was defended by drug-crazed Azov fighters, is exemplary. These are the fighters praised by the west. Draw your own conclusions.

      • Hans Onrust

        At the end, liberated Germany and the € (European ppl) will be pulled over the table to pay for the ‘Wiederaufbau’ of both Berdyansk and Mariupol e.a.
        A ‘Wiederaufbau’ for different ppl of course. LGTBQ and ppl of color you know. While millions of real Ukrainians were forced into Western Europe and serve as (sex) slaves all over the world.

        Via Black Rock or if you will Wallstreet formulas, don’t you think ?

        • Rentia Diedericks

          Don’t underestimate the POC potential for violence, cheer leaded by the hysterical LGBT community, armed by Azov. A perfect storm. This has all the hallmarks of a bleak future for the EU. France is the weak link.

          It is surprising to say the least that Madame Macron seems unable to present a single photo of herself as a young person, when she comes from a bourgeois family. And that the 2 or 3 provided to the press all seem not to be her. The characteristic of a professional journalist’s attitude should be to have the courage to ask oneself all the questions, to “think against oneself”, including in the face of theses which may seem the most implausible, even if it means quickly refuting them.

          An example: let’s imagine the Epstein-Maxwell affair totally and utterly ignored by the media. Something this big is difficult to sweep under a rug. Yet, the LGBT lobby does not touch the Élysée. Why?

          • Hans Onrust

            You think madame Macron is an ole anwy monsieur for the bribed banksterboy president ?

            • Rentia Diedericks

              I’m pretty certain she is a he. In the same way, the pedophile affair on which the Macron couple is based (he was 14 years old at the time and molested by a trans – a clear misdemeanor) has never resulted in any criminal charges. Quite remarkable. So much so that when the very politically correct mayor of Paris recently declared, without even thinking about it: “I could never have fallen in love with a teenager”(Le Parisien , March 18), the sky immediately fell on her. It didn’t take more than this very innocuous sentence to arouse dread; the media-political class screamed sacrilege at the top of their lungs. The famous Jean-Michel Apathie, who had nevertheless struggled to bring down Nicolas Hulot (accused of having abused a young woman), immediately tweeted: “For this nauseating statement, the @partisocialiste should withdraw its support for @Anne_Hidalgo . (March 18, 2022). All of this is taboo. What is notable is that almost never any counter-argument is advanced. Here, the mere mention of the affair is met with public demonization.

              The amount of detail provided by researchers is downright disturbing. Certificates, montages and overlays of photos, strange circumstances, holes in online archives, typos on official documents, refusal of institutions to provide documents open to the public, anatomical observations, medical expertise. ‘Brigitte’ could easily sue the researchers for falsehoods – except she has not.

              And then the real age difference of 32 years between the trans and Macron can only be explained by ‘Brigitte’ (Jean-Michel Trogneux) being a pederast. But even if Macron had been 15, as they claim (Wikipedia), their relationship, under article 227-27 of the Penal Code, describes the offense as sexual abuse of a minor, and provides that a teacher who has sexual relations with a minor student faces up to three years in prison. The pederast has faced no sanction whatsoever.

              For simple comparison: In March 2022, a 23-year-old English teacher was sentenced to 6 years in prison for sleeping with a 14-year-old student. She is now considered a sex offender for life. She was 20 when it happened. Whether Brigitte Macron was a man or a woman does not change the seriousness of her relationship with one of her teenage students. She (he) was 39 years old at the time.

        • Captain Rabbit

          They’re trafficking kids out on an industrial scale. They already began gathering them into camps before it began. These filth are always around war zones.

      • Jon

        kill the boer…… love that song

    • sgtdoom

      Thanks for this article and Col. Baud has a solid reputation.

    • PJ London

      What people do not realise or want to realise is that the ‘war’ is intended to spread to the ‘West’.
      “Order out of Chaos”.
      It is the intent of ‘the powers that be’ (PTB) to impose total control i.e. “Permanent Lockdown”, on all countries.
      Dissent can be controlled via the police only if the PTB have a ‘legitimate’ reason and that requires an outside source of violence, mere health concerns without the actual deaths, are not enough to hold the peasants in check.
      Trudeau, the poster ruler for the PTB, discovered that the whole world condemned his state of emergency over a peaceful, if inconvenient, protest. Had bombs been going off in a dozen Canadian towns, they would have applauded him.
      Health concerns, like Climate Change, are not sufficient to stampede the herd into submission, they are too remote, bombs and planes falling out of the sky have much greater and more immediate impact.
      Expect to see ‘Operation Gladio’ resurrected and increased until the mob howl for protection.
      When the whole of the west is crying “Save us please! Protect us from these evils.” Then an individual will be pushed forward as the Saviour of civilisation and his directives will be accepted as being better than the chaos.
      Hitler’s directives reducing the freedoms and rights of the German people were welcomed because of the chaos of the Weimar Republic hyperinflation.
      This lesson was not lost on the PTB.

      • Rentia Diedericks

        They may have no other option since hundreds of trillions of USD and Euro based interest rate derivative contracts bet upon continuing low Central Bank interest rates while they keep on printing money. That may be the reason why they are trying to stop commodity-rich countries from opting out of this scam.

        • PJ London

          Yes and No. The outstanding debt sovereign, commercial and personal can never be repaid or even maintained, but the repudiation of the debt can be handled in several ways. The Moral Hazard of debt repudiation is the issue, so when and how the debt is repudiated will bring about enormous social and economic changes affecting the whole world.
          Russia and Asia have tried / are trying to limit the damage that is coming. How successful they will be is to be seen.
          The ‘bankers’ who created the credit can just walk away and say ‘oops, bad luck’, but they are answerable to others, the people behind the curtain.

          “What will the social order of the future be like? Comrade, I will tell you. There will be a class of overlords, after them the rank and file of the party members in hierarchical order, and then the great mass of anonymous followers, servants and workers in perpetuity, and beneath them again all the conquered foreign races, the modern slaves. And over and above all these will reign a new and exalted nobility of whom I cannot speak. But of all these plans the militant members will know nothing. The new man is living amongst us now! He is here. Isn’t that enough for you? I will tell you a secret. I have seen the new man. He is intrepid and cruel. I was afraid of him”
          Adolf Hitler

          When Hitler is afraid, you are dealing with real bad-ass people.

          • Captain Rabbit

            I think if we see the macroeconomy like a Monopoly game, then major war, World War, is like the loser kicking the board over. Nothing else to do but lose, so he kicks it over and the players are forced to grab what they can in the chaos and the loser, having known what he was about to do, expects to be the winner as he was ready for it. This one has definitely got a spiritual dimension to it though. Even Atheists I know are saying this. By no means is it even most of those religious ones who of all people should have recognised it, there are winners and losers in all groups. I always knew plenty of Agnostics and Atheists were at heart good people, as well as knowing many supposedly religious/spiritual ones were scum. Seeing it play out now.

            • PJ London

              Not at all, to use your analogy, a player may decide that rather than pay for a property, even though he has the ability to pay, just leans over and takes the card.
              The point being that the “Rules” are arbitrary, and can be changed at the whim of any player. The USA “Rule based world” consists of the USA making the rules, changing them as and when it suits them, and everyone else has to play by those rules.
              Where societies have different ethics and morals, then each side always ascribes ‘bad faith’ to the other.
              I have worked in more than a dozen countries/societies and without doubt the least ethical (by my nominally ‘Christian’ ethics) are the Americans. At the same time the most ethical were the Arabs.
              The Indian myths and legends promote dishonesty and theft as admirable traits. The Jewish society regard jewish actions against non-jews as not being comparable to actions with other jews. Arabs consider ‘haggling’ and bargaining as part of commerce, Western society consider it demeaning.
              Putin’s great mistake in Ukraine was not to unilaterally invoke the UN defence of “Right to Protect”.
              The people of the West have the huge disadvantage of having no information presented to them but only the propaganda of the dominant western regimes.

          • Larry Hoover

            The moral hazard of debt repudiation, which you refer to, seems to be very much like the stealing of Russia’s $300 billion by the West. It has totally destroyed any trust everywhere. All countries are recalibrating their financial plans to protect themselves from the criminal enterprise known as The West.

            • PJ London

              Exactly, why should any country not steal American funds and assets any time that they disagree with the USA. They have opened a can of worms and no country will be safe. Even Switzerland has abandoned its’ principles and joined in the theft.
              Not even in WW2 were German individual assets or the Sovereign funds of Germany or Italy seized.
              So much for “Rules Based International Community”

          • anon amouse

            Excellent assessment. What you state has been Human history for centuries. This time is different because of technology and a conspiracy so deep and well construed that the cattle dont see the danger. Perhaps China and Russia and other BRICS and nations non aligned with the west can stop the evil reset to slavery.

            • PJ London

              I have made such a comment in other threads. There is no reason for BRICS, B&R initiative or any of the Non-Western countries to give a damn.
              Their only concern is to stop it spreading, hence Ukraine and the thwarted colour revolutions.
              Their attitude is (and should be) “You created it, you fix it.”
              If you read the history of the Berlin Wall, it was created not to keep USSR citizens in, but to keep Allied citizens out.
              Another wall needs to be created.
              Without UK-US pressure, the rest of the West would probably get along fine with freedom.
              (UK – includes Canada, Australia, New Zealand and some of the old colonies. US is the whole of N America. France is a special case, they can’t get along with anyone, not even French citizens))

      • Gunther Berghof

        Hyperinflation is creeping up on us and the leader has already landed.

      • Larry Hoover

        TPTB have been honing their skills at manipulating the masses for centuries. That “individual” you describe is very much similar to that person labeled “AntiChrist” in the Apocalypse, which signals the end.

        • PJ London

          That was my intention.
          But it also signals the beginning. I won’t be around to witness either eventuality.

    • ThePurpleCrab

      All this money being showered on the Ukrainians only proves how overtaxed the American populace is, and how fiscally irresponsible our leadership are. I imagine the populations of other NATO members don’t see any return on the newest killing tech and sure don’t want to pay for it either.

      • arnieus

        The money doesn’t come from taxes. It is conjured up by chosenite central banks, added to the US debt, and sent to Ukraine to try and weaken Russia so that chosenite bolsheviks can take over again in Moscow. The global “great reset” can’t happen while Russia stands against it. The chosenite bankers in the US don’t give a damn about fiscal responsibility to America and “we the people”.

        • Larry Hoover

          You have correctly identified the source of the problems. Few there are who understand what you have stated here.

        • Diana M00nshine

          “The global “great reset” can’t happen while Russia stands against it. ” Putin is one of Klaus Schwab “young global leaders”.

          • Maria

            Putin was called traidor of the NWO in 2014 by Nathaniel Rothshield.
            Many times people do hve a certain education and then do the opposite, Assad was educated in UK and then turned against and so many others, being at one point somebody’s ally doesn’t mean the situation won’t change once you see what is really behind and disagree

          • Nancy Bryson

            My understanding from James Perloff is that Putin’s name has been scrubbed from the WEF website. Perhaps Putin, though invited, doesn’t want to play ball.

          • Hendriks Jones

            No he is not.

        • Tannim

          OK, so what can be done about it?

    • Frank Frivilous

      Not to worry. All the Nato weapons will be destroyed or fall into the hands of the Russians soon.

    • Cara Robbe

      The US Government is a collection agency for its zio sponsors.

    • Captain Rabbit

      Yes, and it is worse than this. Australia is receiving them too. Our underground arms market is controlled by a bikie gang with chapters in Ukraine. They already have a pipeline for smuggling and I know some of the inner circle personally. Kind of a bad boy myself in times past and well placed to know of this. No probs talking about it, because this helps it. They may read this and go on high alert, which alerts the guys to where the hot spots are. Customs/border control are riddled with their guys already.

    • Captain Rabbit

      I am trying to understand how a Swiss officer was so tied up in NATO. The Swiss also supported the NATO crimes in the Balkans. How exactly are they neutral again?

    • CptnRsk

      What the citizens of the west dont see is how their countries are being destroyed from within and falling apart as their leaders rebuild other parts of the world with their tax dollars as problems grow in their country with things like, homelessness, illegal immigration, drugs, and crime.

      • Nancy Bryson

        Oh, very many of us do indeed see this.

    • Jon

      Does anyone other that putler trolls populate this crap site?

      • Tannim

        Your mom was here looking for tricks earlier…

        • Jon

          A Hidden Account Coward trying to seem witty………….. I don’t converse with sewer rats…………. blocked

          • Grumpy Cat

            Her account is not more anonymous than yours, gutter snipe. And to answer your question, we also get window lickers like you

            • Jon

              Like I said hidden account coward……… blocked

    • Facing_It_Together

      Fight the ZIONIST run West Mr. Putin, we were lost in the U.S. to the Central Bank Bolsheviks, and will never get our country back, don’t let them take Russia! Most don’t even know Russia saved the U.S. during the Spanish American War!

      • sav

        Yet over at the more mundane offices such as Veterans Affairs, Transport or Labor The Tribe is totally absent. Funny that.

    • The Constitutional Republic’s New World Order international military-industrial complex, financed mostly by international bankers, is but one of hundreds of thousands of consequences of the whirlwind today’s America is reaping thanks to the wind sown by the constitutional framers when they replaced the Bible’s immutable/unchanging moral law (including is war statutes) with their own capricious man-made traditions (aka the biblically seditious Constitution):

      “”[B]ecause they have … trespassed against my law … they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind….” (Hosea 8:1, 7)

      Today’s America is reaping the inevitable ever-intensifying whirlwind resulting from the wind sown by the constitutional framers and fanned by today’s hoodwinked Christians and patriots who have been bamboozled into believing today’s whirlwind can be dissipated by appealing to the wind responsible for spawning the whirlwind.

      For more, see Chapter 3 “The Preamble: We the People vs. Yahweh” of free online book “Bible Law vs, the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at https://www.bibleversusconstitution.ORG/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt3.html

      Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the sidebar and receive a free copy of the 85-page “Primer” of “BL vs. USC.”

    • “…The power to declare war is a serious responsibility. Why were the framers so vague in defining the parameters of war and the conditions under which it could be declared? Section 8, Clause 11 is the only place of significance where warfare is mentioned in the Constitution. Little wonder this power has been abused. Luther Martin [one of Maryland’s delegates to the Constitution Convention] protested:

      ‘…the congress have also a power given them to raise and support armies, without any limitation as to numbers, and without any restriction in time of peace. Thus, sir, this plan of government, instead of guarding against a standing army, that engine of arbitrary power, which has so often and so successfully been used for the subversion of freedom, has in its formation given it an express and constitutional sanction….’40

      “John Quincy Adams predicted the consequences of America’s international military entanglements:

      ‘America … has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when the conflict has been for principles to which she clings…. Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions, and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.… She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors, and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force; the frontlet on her brow would no longer beam with the ineffable splendor of freedom and independence; but in its stead would soon be substituted an imperial diadem, flashing in false and tarnished luster, the murky radiance of dominion and power. She might become the dictatress of the world: she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit.’41

      “Because the framers provided no Biblical parameters, unbiblical warfare has been the rule ever since. Following is a list of the countries bombed by the United States since World War II:…

      “From 1945 to the present [2012], the United States has bombed nineteen different countries under the guise of defending America’s sovereignty and promoting democracy. But America is none the better for it, and not one of these countries has become a legitimate democracy – not that this would be anything to celebrate. Something is amiss. Wars fought for political gain or financial profit can only be classified as ungodly acts of aggression….”

      For more, see Chapter 4 “Article 1: Legislative Usurpation” of free online book “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at https://www.bibleversusconstitution.ORG/BlvcOnline/blvc-index.html

    • Sokrates

      In fact, the US Defense Department has no idea who receives the weapons, according to Pentagon press secretary John Kirby.” Maybe Hunter B. knows?!


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