Copyright by Brian Howard Seibert
POST EIGHT POINT ZERO
8.0 Russian Rocket Attack on Ukraine Civilians at Rail Station
I got this Headline and Photo from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and following are some excerpts from their Post on the Russian Rocket Attack, a potential War Crime and Crime against Humanity in the Donetsk area:
“Today Russia purposely attacked civilians at the railway station in Kramatorsk, Donetsk oblast. Over 30 people have been murdered and more than 100 wounded in this barbaric, premeditated attack. Russia knew that the Kramatorsk railway station was full of thousands of civilians. These civilians were trying to evacuate the area because of the war of annihilation that Russia is waging against Ukraine.
Every day of Russia’s war against Ukraine brings new war crimes, new crimes against humanity and new horrors. Ukrainian women and girls are raped by Russian soldiers, civilians are tortured, executed, forcibly deported to Russia. Cities and towns are savagely attacked by Russia from the air, hospitals and schools and apartments bombed. These are crimes of genocide. Russia is seeking to destroy the Ukrainian people. The Russian regime is an evil that must be defeated, lest this evil spread.
Russia will not stop murdering Ukrainians unless Russia is stopped with force. The longer Canada and our allies refuse to provide Ukraine with the aircraft, anti-air and anti-missile defense systems, tanks, artillery and sophisticated weaponry Ukraine needs to defeat Russia, the more innocent people will be murdered.”
We in the West must provide Ukraine with anti-aircraft systems, and anti-missile systems to protect Ukrainian skies and we must provide Ukraine with tanks, artillery and other heavy weapons to help Ukraine defeat the Russian army. Other latest UCC posts:
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the UN Security Council on April 5. Zelenskyy stated, “Yesterday I returned from our city of Bucha, recently liberated from the troops of the Russian Federation. It is difficult to find a war crime that the occupiers have not committed there.
The Russian military searched for and purposefully killed anyone who served our state. They executed women outside the houses when approaching and simply calling someone alive. They killed whole families – adults and children. And they tried to burn their bodies.
I am addressing you on behalf of the people who honor the memory of the deceased everyday. Everyday, morning, noon and night. The memory of murdered civilians:
Who were shot in the back of the head or in the eye after being tortured.
Who were shot just on the streets while walking or riding bicycles.
Who were thrown into wells to die in them, suffering.
Who were killed in apartments and houses, blown up by hand grenades.
Who were crushed by tanks in while in their civilian cars in the middle of the road.
Who were raped and killed in front of their own children.
Those whose limbs were cut off, whose throats were cut, whose tongues were torn out only because their Russian murderers did not hear from them what they wanted to hear.
How is this different from what the ISIS terrorists were doing in the Syrian occupied territory?
Except that these atrocities have been done by a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council with veto powers over anything the UN can do against them.
We are dealing with a state that turns the right of veto in the UN Security Council into a right to kill indiscriminately. Which undermines the whole architecture of global security.
Which allows evil to go unpunished and be spread around the world. Destroying everything that can work for peace and security.
If this continues, the finale will be that each state will rely only on the power of arms to ensure its security, not on international law, not on international institutions. Then, the UN can simply be dissolved.
Ladies and Gentlemen!
Are you ready for the dissolving of the UN?
Do you think that the time of international law has passed?
If your answer is no, you need to act now, act immediately. The power of the UN Charter must be restored immediately.”
Perhaps the United Nations should be dissolved? I can remember when I served Canada in the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and Canada was known as a Peace-Keeping Country famed for supporting the UN in all peace-keeping efforts. And then we fought alongside the USA for ten years in Afghanistan, a ten year war fought with no POW camps! How can that be? Needless to say, we lost our status as a peace-keeping nation. Ten years after we pulled out of Afghanistan, the US followed suit. So far, in the Twenty First Century we have accomplished: A war in Iraq, a war in Afghanistan, a World-Wide Depression just as bad as the Twentieth Century depression, a Pandemic just as bad as the Twentieth Century Spanish Flu, a UN that should be shut down, just as The League of Nations was in the Twentieth Century. And nobody has even gone to Mars or even the Moon yet! WTF, man! What the Fock is going on?
I don’t think we should shut down the UN! I think we should shut down the Twenty First Century! There must be a reset button somewhere. We aren’t doing well enough! I know that President Vladimir ‘the Murdering Idiot’ Putin wishes there was a reset button for his attack on Ukraine. Things are not going nearly as well as he had anticipated. Are they, you ‘Murdering Idiot’? You started the war with war crimes and atrocities in your strategy and now you can’t back down and make peace. You have to conquer Ukraine so you can burn the bodies there, the evidence of your crimes. You’re sending mobile crematoriums into eastern Ukraine just for that purpose. Kinda like Hitler when he had his SS dig up a million Jewish bodies so he could burn the evidence. Just that parallel alone should have your own Russian people stringing you up with piano wire!
I’ve worked with Russians in Canada and they are good people. Perhaps that is why they left. Stand up against Putin, Russia! Show the world that you aren’t all Siberian Units! I just want you to Count, Vlad, on my assistance in taking you to the Hague for your crimes! At least there, you’ll get a rope!
I promised to add Hector H. Munro’s history book ‘The Rise of the ‘EVIL’ Russian Empire’ to my website, SeiberTeck.com, so that President Putin can conveniently brush up on his own Russian history.
The book, ‘The Rise of the ‘EVIL’ Russian Empire’ is now public domain, having been published circa 1900, so, I brushed the dust off it, updated just a few areas and formatted it for web publishing. The book covers the history of Scythia, Kievan Rus’ and then Russia from prehistory to 1618 AD. The book is a concise history so, please give it a perusal. It’s header can be found at the top of the SeiberTech.com website home page so, just click and go. I think you’ll find that Hector Munro did a fine bit of writing with this one, given it was written over a hundred years ago! And please feel free to let me know what you think of it.
“The VARANGIANS” Series:
‘The Varangians’ series of five books is about the Danish Varangian Princes of early Rus’ (Russia), based on The Nine Books of Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus and the Russian Primary Chronicle of Nestor. The Russian monk Nestor asserts that Rus’ was founded by three brothers, Rurik, Sineus and Truvor, but the Danish names in Book 5 of Saxo’s work are Erik, Sigfrodi (King Frodi) and Roller, three brothers from Denmark and Norway.
Book One of the five book Varangians Series places the Saga of King Frodi the Peaceful from Book Five of The First Nine Books of the Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus (c. 1200) into its proper chronological location in history. In 1984, when I first started the book, I had placed the main character, Erik’s (Hraerik’s) birth at circa 800 CE, but have since revised it to 810 to better fit with the timelines of the following books in the series. Saxo had originally placed the saga at the time of Christ’s birth and later experts have placed the story at about 400 CE to correspond with the arrival of the Huns on the European scene but when Attila was driven back to Asia, the Huns didn’t just disappear, they joined the Khazar Empire north of the Caspian Sea and helped the Khazars control the western end of the famous Silk Road trade route.
When King Frodi’s Danes started their ninth century ‘Southern Way’ incursions into the rivers of present day Russia, they ran into the Khazar Khaganate that was controlling Silk Road trade there and cooperation looked promising when he married King Hun’s daughter, Princess Hanund. But she cheated on him and he sent her back to Khazaria in disgrace and things got ugly, fast. Two Norwegian princes, Hraerik and Hraelauger Hraegunarson, sons of the famous Hraegunar Lothbrok, visited Frodi’s court in Liere with a dangerous plan to protect their own Nor’Way trade route to Khazaria, but that plan changed when Prince Hraerik fell in love with and married Princess Gunwar, King Frodi’s sister.
When news arrived in Liere that the Huns planned to attack Denmark, Prince Hraerik convinced King Frodi to assemble a Varangian Army of the North and lead a pre-emptive strike against the Khazar Empire. Following the capture of Kiev, the three brothers, Frodi, Hraerik and Hraelauger established the Hraes’ (Rus’) Trading Company and built an empire that exists in many forms to this very day, including Russia, Normandy, Great Britain and L’Anse Aux Meadows in America. The wealth of the Hraes’ Trading Empire they created powered the prolific Viking expansion in Medieval Europe that still fascinates us today.
Book One, “The Saga of Hraerik ‘Bragi’ Hraegunarson,” recreates Book Five of Saxo’s work to illuminate the origins of the name Rus’ and how it evolved from Hraes’ in ninth century Russia and how the name Varangians originally meant Va Rangers or Way Wanderers of the Nor’Way. The book examines the death of Princess Gunwar (Hervor) at the hands of the Hunnish Prince Hlod and how it drives Prince Hraerik ‘Bragi the Old’ Hraegunarson to write a famous poem of praise that both saves his head and rallies the northern kingdoms to fight the infamous Battle of the Goths and the Huns on the Don Plain of Gardariki (Gnita Heath of Tmutorokan).
Book Two, “The Saga of Helgi ‘Arrow Odd’ Hraerikson,” recreates Arrow Odd’s Saga of c. 1200 to illustrate how Arrow Odd was Prince Helgi (Oleg in Slavic) Hraerikson of Kiev, by showing that their identical deaths from the bite of a snake was more than just coincidence. The book investigates the true death of Hraegunar Lothbrok by poisoned blood-snakes and how his curse of ‘calling his young porkers to avenge the old boar’ sets up a death spiral between swine (Sveinald) and snakes (Gorm ‘the Old’) that lasts for generations. It then goes on to depict the famous Battle of the Berserks on Samso, where Arrow Odd and Hjalmar the Brave slay the twelve berserk grandsons of King Frodi on the Danish Island of Samso, setting up a death struggle that takes the Great Pagan Army of the Danes from the ravaged coast of Norway to England and on to Helluland in Saint Brendan’s Newfoundland.
Book Three, “The Saga of Ivar ‘the Boneless’ Hraerikson,” reveals how Ivar the Boneless Ragnarson was actually Prince Eyfur (Igor in Slavic) Hraerikson of Kiev and then King Harde Knute of Denmark. By comparing a twenty year lacuna in the reign of Prince Igor in the Russian Chronicles with a coinciding twenty year appearance of a King Harde Knute I (Hard Knot) of Denmark in European Chronicles, Prince Igor’s death by sprung trees, which reportedly tore his legs off, may have rather just left him a boneless and very angry young king. Loyal Danes claimed, “It was a hard knot indeed that sprung those trees,” but his conquered English subjects, not being quite as polite, called him, “Ivar the Boneless”.
Book Four, “The Saga of Svein ‘the Old’ Ivarson,” demonstrates how Prince Sviatoslav ‘the Brave’ of Kiev was really Prince Svein Eyfurson of Kiev, who later moved to Norway and fought to become King Sweyn Forkbeard of Denmark and England. But before being forced out of Russia, the Swine Prince sated his battle lust by crushing the Khazars and attacking the great great grandfather of Vlad the Impaler in a bloody campaign into the Heart of Darkness of Wallachia that seemed to herald the coming of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with the 666 Salute of the Army of the Impalers. The campaign was so mortifying that the fifteen thousand pounds of gold that the Emperor of Constantinople paid him to attack the Army of the Impalers seemed not nearly enough, so Prince Svein attacked the Eastern Roman Empire itself. He came so close to defeating the greatest empire in the world, that later Danish Christian Kings would call his saga, and the sagas of his kin, “The Lying Sagas of Denmark” and would set out to destroy them, claiming that, “true Christians will never read this saga”.
Book Five, “The Saga of Valdamar ‘the Great’ Sveinson”, establishes how Grand Prince Vladimir ‘the Great’ of Kiev was also known as Prince Valdamar Sveinson of Gardar, who supported his father, Sweyn ‘Forkbeard’, in attacks upon England and later became King Canute ‘the Great’ of England and also King Knute ‘the Great’ of Denmark and Norway. Unlike his father, he came to the aid of a Roman Emperor, leading six thousand picked Varangian cataphracts against Anatolian rebels, and was rewarded with the hand of Princess Anna Porphyrogennetos, a true Roman Princess born of the purple who could trace her bloodline back to Julius and Augustus Caesar. She was called Czarina, and after her, all Rus’ Grand Princes were called Czars and their offspring were sought matrimonially by European royalty.
By recreating the lives of four generations of Russian Princes and exhibiting how each generation, in succession, later ascended to their inherited thrones in Denmark, the author proves the parallels of the dual rules of Russian Princes and Danish Kings to be cumulatively more than just coincidence. And the author proves that the Danish Kings Harde Knute I, Gorm ‘the Old’ and Harald ‘Bluetooth’ Gormson/Sweyn ‘Forkbeard’ were not Stranger Kings, but were Danes of the Old Jelling Skioldung Fridlief/Frodi line of kings who only began their princely careers in Rus’ and returned to their kingly duties in Denmark with a lot of Byzantine Roman ideas and heavy cavalry and cataphracts.