We Are All Ukrainians

10 03 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

The story of the Ukrainians’ courageous actions against the savage onslaught of psychopathic megalomaniac KGB-trained killer Vladimir Putin’s Russians is the gist and essence of world history.  It is as though Putin’s life of nonstop butchery happened here and now alone; and he was like a trapped beast that was encircled or surrounded, and his death was necessary and inevitable.  Good versus evil.  Order versus chaos.  Courage versus cowardice.  God versus the Devil incarnate.  They have all arrived at this moment in time, and the world is riveted.  Everything else pales by comparison.[2]

Yes, those of us who are alive have survived China’s Coronavirus pandemic thus far, which has killed or hurt so many physically, psychologically and economically.[3]  Just when it seemed that a light was shining at the end of that dark tunnel, Putin attacked Ukraine and began killing its people and threatening mankind: men, women and children, of all ages and locales.  The Devil had been unleashed; and the Dark Ages seemed to descend on the world again, compliments of one man who was threatening a nuclear holocaust.

To many citizens of the world, it was like a nightmare that continues after one awakens.  A dark and ominous cloud, or a brutal storm that does not pass.  A tornado that keeps coming and coming, and will not go away.  Destroying houses and tall buildings, and creating massive throngs of refugees, and corpses where seconds before there was a human being with hope.  Women whose grief is preyed upon by those who would enslave them, and force them into prostitution.  The wholesale degradation of the human spirit. Hell hath arrived with a mind-numbing thud.

At the very least, Putin will be remembered as one of history’s greatest killers, along with Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin who killed millions.[4]  It is as though he is in the Roman Colosseum watching his gladiators fight to the death, for his sheer enjoyment and amusement, utter delight and pleasure.  Somehow he was transported back in time to feast on the blood of corpses, honestly believing that he would be adored by the multitudes whom he was entertaining.  Yet he will die; that is a given.[5]  And the Ukrainians will have triumphed.[6]  That will be their legacies.

Throw in the insatiable appetite of China’s Xi Jinping for global domination, and the possible plight of the Taiwanese, and we are faced with the possibility of World War III.[7]  Granted, it may be aborted if Putin dies, and dies a horrible death, sending a chilling message to the equally-brutal Chinese leader. Does he want to end up like Putin, a pariah whose life is over, and whose cruelty is ended because he defied an omniscient loving God?[8]



© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele


[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-10593177/Ukraine-war-Russia-reopens-evacuation-routes-besieged-cities.html (“Putin sinks to a new low: Maternity hospital in Mariupol is bombed”) and 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-10594341/President-Zelensky-survived-DOZEN-assassination-attempts-close-adviser-claims.html (“President Zelensky has survived ‘more than a DOZEN assassination attempts’ with various killers ‘liquidated’, one of his close advisers claims”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10592485/Tatyana-Perebeynos-cut-alongside-two-children-Russian-ceasefire-shelling-Irpin.html (“Tatyana Perebeynos cut down alongside her two children during Russian ‘ceasefire’ shelling of Irpin”) 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”) and https://kyivindependent.com/national/russian-soldiers-murder-volunteers-helping-starving-animals-near-kyiv/ (“Russian soldiers murder volunteers helping starving animals near Kyiv”) and https://www.thedailybeast.com/ukraine-forecast-of-freezing-temperatures-endangers-russian-troops-and-complicates-ukrainians-escape (“Ukraine Forecast of Freezing Temperatures Endangers Russian Troops and Complicates Ukrainians’ Escape”)

[3]  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)

[4]  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”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/02/25/sever-the-head-of-a-snake-and-it-dies/ (“Sever The Head Of A Snake, And It Dies”)

[6]  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”)

[7]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/03/01/world-war-iii-has-begun/ (“World War III Has Begun”)

[8]  See, e.g.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.




4 responses

10 03 2022
Susan Dohrman

Beautifully said, Tim. Bravo. In a few succinct words you have expressed what we are all feeling at this dark time in history. Thank you so much for posting


10 03 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you as always, Susan.

We can only hope and pray that the Ukrainians are triumphant, and that the likes of Putin disappear from the Earth.

Stay well.

. . .

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10596215/Ukraine-war-Father-pays-tribute-mother-son-daughter-killed-Russia-ceasefire.html (“Tatyana Perebeynos cut down alongside her two children during Russian ‘ceasefire’ shelling of Irpin”)

This father will welcome God’s forgiveness, mercy and grace, forever.


10 03 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10596245/Sarin-gas-Syria-Putins-poisoning-Navalny-Russias-dark-ties-chemical-weapons.html (“Sarin gas in Syria and Putin’s ‘poisoning’ of political enemies like Alexei Navalny: Russia’s dark and ‘well-documented’ ties to chemical weapons and the Soviet ‘bioweapon’ lab that’s sparked US fears”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10596619/Ukraine-war-Putins-forces-tighten-noose-Kyiv-battle-topple-Zelensky-imminent.html (“Putin’s forces ‘tighten the noose’ around Kyiv: Locals prepare for street fighting with Kremlin tanks just 13 miles away and grim battle to topple Zelensky’s government feared to be imminent”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10595421/Ukraine-war-Lavrov-lands-Turkey-talks-tomorrow-Ukrainian-counterpart.html (“‘There is only one discussion: Russia’s capitulation’: Ukraine’s deputy PM rejects Moscow’s ‘ultimatums’ and demands Putin give up his war as Lavrov lands in Turkey for talks today with Kyiv counterpart”) and https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/americans-are-besieged-stress-poll-finds-rcna19288 (“Americas are experiencing unprecedented stress levels, poll shows”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10590459/Ukrainian-American-Serge-Zevlever-helped-3-500-special-needs-orphans-homes-killed-Kyiv.html (“Selfless ‘orphan warrior’ who became a tragic victim of Putin’s war: Ukrainian American dad, 62, who dedicated his life to finding US homes for more than 3,500 special needs kids is killed by a Russian sniper in Kyiv while trying to help families escape”) and
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10603179/Third-Russian-general-killed-Ukraine-eight-days-latest-blow-Vladimir-Putins-forces.html (“Third Russian general ‘killed’ in Ukraine in eight days: Commander of armoured unit is the latest senior officer to be claimed dead by Ukrainian forces”)

Joe Biden is a pathetic brain dead coward, who has allowed the tragedies to occur in Afghanistan and now Ukraine. In a cascading domino effect, Taiwan may be next; and he has enormous amounts of blood on his hands.

If Ukraine should fall to Vladimir Putin — perish the thought — a majority of Americans (and perhaps the world) may blame and despise him. They might clamor for and demand his resignation, except he has an “insurance policy” in Kamala Harris. Americans would want her even less.

Yes, Putin must be terminated, as well as Lavrov and those closest to Putin . . . except perhaps the one who pulls the trigger, or provides poisons or whatever to kill Putin.

If Hitler could have been killed, would anyone have hesitated? Indeed, Barack Obama celebrated when Osama bin Laden was killed by American forces in Pakistan.

See also https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/03/10/ukraine-end-game/ (“‘No off-ramps’: U.S. and European officials don’t see a clear endgame in Ukraine”)

Much tougher measures need to be applied that will lead to (1) Russia’s collapse, and to (2) regime change in the process. Otherwise, the Biden-Harris administration is “playing with itself,” and risks losing all credibility with Americans and the world. At the very least, its incompetence may lead to the Democrats’ loss of Congress in November’s elections, and to military action by China against Taiwan soon.

Ukraine’s President Zelensky, the Klitschko brothers and so many courageous Ukrainians are giving hope to a beleaguered world that has been weakened by the effects of China’s deadly Coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully that optimism will not fade, much less be destroyed.

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10602461/Ukraine-war-Russia-bombs-disabled-care-home-near-Kharkiv.html (“Now Putin bombs a disabled care home: Ukrainians claim Russians are killing MORE civilians than soldiers and have destroyed 48 schools – but Kyiv says its breaking stranglehold on cities as another helicopter is blown out the sky”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10604601/Putin-attacks-cities-including-Dnipro-Lutsk-locals-experience-attacks-time.html (“‘Our people are being tortured’: Zelensky vows to get food, water and medicine in to besieged Mariupol while Russia prepares to launch its all-out assault on Kyiv and the UK warns new attacks on western cities are indiscriminately shelling civilians”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10604517/Ukrainian-woman-31-blown-Russian-tank-finds-medicine-sick-mother.html (“Ukrainian woman, 31, is ‘blown up by a Russian tank as she finds medicine for her sick mother’ as friend hails ‘brave’ medic who stayed to help locals under siege from Putin’s forces”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10608825/Russians-shoot-dead-disabled-Ukrainian-volunteer-one-arm-one-leg-wheelchair.html (“Russians ‘shoot dead disabled Ukrainian volunteer who had one arm and one leg in his wheelchair'”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10610053/Pregnant-woman-baby-die-Russian-bombing-maternity-ward.html (“Pregnant woman and her baby die after Ukraine hospital bombing: Mother-to-be in image that shocked the world begged doctors ‘kill me now’ as she realized child would not survive and medics battled to save her”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10611627/A-city-reduced-ash-smoke-Drone-footage-reveals-Mariupol-hellscape.html (“A city reduced to ash and smoke: Drone footage reveals Mariupol hellscape as Russian forces continue to bombard buildings and civilians run out of food and water as Kyiv resembles a disaster movie after constant shelling”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10627001/Ukraine-war-Hundreds-trapped-rubble-Mariupol-theatre.html (“Hell in Mariupol: Chechen special forces fight house-to-house in city while ‘hundreds’ of women and children are still trapped in rubble of destroyed theatre as one woman who escaped describes horror of watching people bleed to death in the streets”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10640415/Russian-soldiers-raping-women-shooting-civilians-hiding-basements.html (“Russian soldiers ‘are raping women and shooting civilians hiding in their basements’, evacuee from Ukrainian city claims”)


11 03 2022
Timothy D. Naegele


See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10600711/Ukraine-war-Guests-Russian-state-TV-invasion-like-Afghanistan-worse.html (“Russian state television DEFIES President Putin’s propaganda edict and broadcasts criticism of the war in Ukraine – with guests describing the shambolic invasion as ‘like Afghanistan, but even WORSE'”); see also https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2022/03/10/volodymyr-zelensky-is-winning-support-using-crucial-american-world-war-ii-tactic/ (“Volodymyr Zelensky is winning support using a crucial American World War II tactic”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10602157/Ukraine-Inept-Russian-tactics-baffle-military-experts.html (“‘Inept’ Russian tactics baffle military experts: Tank commanders allowed Ukrainians to ambush them by driving straight up a main road as analysts say they’ve lost enough armoured vehicles to equip the ENTIRE German army”); but see https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10603045/Putin-places-head-FSBs-foreign-intelligence-branch-house-arrest.html (“Putin ‘has placed the head of the FSB’s foreign intelligence branch under house arrest because he is furious at security services for failing to warn him’ that Ukraine could fiercely resist invasion”)

Will it make any difference?

The most prominent attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler is referred to as the “20 July plot,” which failed; and thousands of Germans were executed or committed suicide.

In a quotation attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, “when you strike at a king, you must kill him,” or he will get you –which happened in the failed attempt to kill Hitler.

See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/20_July_plot (“20 July plot”)


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