The Heroes Of Ukraine May Be Dead Soon

4 03 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

If there is beauty in this world, it is being destroyed. If there is hope in the world, it too is being snuffed out. China’s Coronavirus pandemic has killed millions, and destroyed the hopes and dreams of many who remain behind. Ukraine may be next, with Taiwan after that.

Tragically, Ukraine may fall to the psychopathic megalomaniac Vladimir Putin.  And its heroes—including all who have stayed and fought for their freedoms, such as young mothers—may be slaughtered.[2] Putin is a savage killer, with an unbroken track record that stretches back to his days as a KGB operative in the DDR or East Germany, before the Soviet Union collapsed.

The West is full of weak, woke, feckless, cowardly and sometimes traitorous “leaders,” who are no match for an unbridled killer like Putin.  He doesn’t need to seek anyone’s consent, much less run for reelection in any Western “democratic” sense.  No dictators ever do.  Down through the ages—including the Caesars, Hitler and Stalin—they have unhesitantly and ruthlessly butchered their challengers and opposition.[3]

Presumably Putin thinks of himself in these terms, not as some Westernized “democrat.”  To be facing a weak, corrupt, unprincipled and “mentally-challenged” American President like Joe Biden must be music to his ears.  And to know that the Biden-Harris presidency does not end until January of 2025 is a godsend to him—and to his “senior partner” China’s Xi Jinping, who fancies himself taking over Taiwan at the very least.

How can this gloom-and-doom, pessimistic scenario be changed?  By killing Putin now, and everyone who supports him[4]—which should have begun when the first Ukrainian was killed or hurt, and before he was able to sow so much chaos in the country and globally.  Are we witnessing the fall of civilization, World War III and the reemergence of dark ages?  Lots of Americans and others are asking: where is God in the midst of so much suffering?[5]

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2] See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10571561/First-Ukrainian-city-falls-Mayor-Kherson-tells-people-follow-orders-Russian-soldiers.html (“Russian forces seize control of Kherson: Mayor tells residents to obey Putin’s soldiers and begs troops not to shoot civilians as huge explosion hits Kyiv and Russia’s warships prepare amphibious assault on Odessa one week after start of the invasion”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10573065/Ukraine-war-Kyiv-convoy-hardly-moved-three-days.html (“More children’s blood on Putin’s hands: Father weeps over the body of his son killed by Russian shelling as Zelensky says ‘heroic’ resistance will stop Kyiv from falling and Ukrainian minister accuses Vladimir of war crimes”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10576255/Ukraine-President-Volodymyr-Zelensky-survives-three-assassination-attempts-past-week.html (“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has ‘survived three assassination attempts in the past week’: Plots were foiled by double agents within the FSB”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10576675/Polinas-little-brother-Semyon-five-loses-fight-life.html (“Polina’s little brother loses fight for life: Five-year-old Seymon dies two days after parents and sibling were killed in hail of Russian bullets while they fled Kyiv… as critically-ill sister Sofia, 13, has no idea entire family are now dead”) and https://www.the-sun.com/news/4822326/russian-troops-accused-of-raping-numerous-women/ (“Russian troops accused of raping ‘numerous’ women as they rampage through Ukrainian cities”)

In the first week of the onslaught, it was estimated that one million refugees left the country.

At the outset of this article, it must be emphasized—and stated clearly and unequivocally—that the author wants the Ukrainian people to be triumphant, and survive.  He wishes fervently that none of them would have experienced a single tragedy, and that dictators like Putin were never born; and that evil is eradicated from the Earth, or does not exist in the first place.

[3]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/the-silent-voices-of-stalin%e2%80%99s-soviet-holocaust-and-mao%e2%80%99s-chinese-holocaust/ (“The Silent Voices Of Stalin’s Soviet Holocaust And Mao’s Chinese Holocaust”)

[4]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10571663/Pro-Russian-mayor-city-eastern-Ukraine-shot-dead-kidnapped-home.html (“Pro-Russian mayor of city in eastern Ukraine who welcomed Putin’s invasion is found shot dead in the street after being kidnapped from his home”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10578783/Two-Russian-commanders-killed-frontline-Ukraine-Western-official-claims.html (“Two more Russian commanders are killed on the frontline in Ukraine after a top general was shot dead by snipers, Western official claims”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/03/01/world-war-iii-has-begun/ (“World War III Has Begun”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/what-and-where-is-god/ (“What And Where Is God?”) and https://www.facebook.com/groups/DailyWordfromUnity/permalink/698329984513934/?app=fbl

Rabbi Harold S. Kushner wrote a book many years ago entitled, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People.”  The author’s distillation of what he said is that more often than not the bad things that happen are a result of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man.  But where was God in the midst of the most horrific events imaginable, such as the coronavirus, wars and the like?  Why didn’t God prevent them?  God gave men and women free will, for good or evil.  God was present, providing meaning to events that seem so random and unfathomable and hurtful at the time, and giving us the courage to go on, as Rabbi Kushner has written.

See Timothy D. Naegele, “The Coronavirus and Similar Global Issues: How to Address Them,” 137 BANKING L. J. 285 (June 2020) (see also https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/timothy-d.-naegele.pdf), p. 289, n.18.








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