Russia’s war against Ukraine, which has been going on for two months now, is constantly accompanied by nonsensical rhetoric from Russian politicians. One says that Ukraine is Russia’s ancestral territory. The other says that the rights of the Russian-speaking population are being oppressed in the unrecognized region of Transnistria, where most of the population speaks Russian. Today, there was another provocation with explosives in the center of Tiraspol.
The Russian propaganda narratives are aimed at an audience influenced by the official media, which is under the pseudo-control of the government. Independent media in today’s Russia are either completely banned nither their activities are severely restricted.
Putin’s Easter prayers in the Russian Orthodox Church exemplify recent hypocrisy, led by the president’s lackey, “Patriarch” Kirill. Although the Russian president’s rare appearance in public means that he is aware of the progress of the “special operation,” he actively supports the war against Ukraine. Moreover, he has personally ordered not to support the traditional Easter cease-fire. Today, the Russian Orthodox Church is not canonical and is not recognized by world orthodoxy, and to put it mildly, they are simply sectarians or, to be more truthful, heretics.
Adding to the tragic irony of the situation is that the church-going Putin conducted a test of an intercontinental missile called “Satan.” According to the Russian military leadership, the missile’s target could be anywhere globally. The latest “successes” of the aggressor country’s army suggest that the real power lags behind the claimed strength by several decades, and the test of the allegedly new Satan-II missile is only an indicator of the helplessness of the Russian strategic forces in confronting NATO forces. The Russian Orthodox Church officially sanctified the rocket with such a name.
The missile is not much different from its Soviet predecessor, Voyevoda. However, this is not to say that its power should be neglected. On the contrary, outdated technology can lead to multiple accidental strikes, and that chaotically flying elements of the separated warhead will be difficult to shoot down by air defense systems. On the positive side, there is a greater likelihood of a catastrophe on takeoff and a disruption of the flight path. Putin’s claims that the Satan II can easily overcome any air defense are nothing more than a bluff, an attempt to intimidate Western countries armed with nuclear weapons.
Analysts, including Phillips O’Brien, a political science professor at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, said the Satan missile test could be a public distraction from the Moskva disaster, the worst blow to Russia’s military machine in decades. The effectiveness of the weapon, according to the expert, does not mean that it is effective. Instead, it is merely an attempt to indoctrinate its own people with the idea that the state is invincible; few outside Russia believes this. This same theory is confirmed by the fact that Ukraine, equipped only with the S300 and Buk M2 systems, which were made in the USSR, successfully shot down “modern” Russian fighters and bombers SU34 and SU35, not to mention the countless SU25 attack aircraft.
The relative calmness of the world community is surprising — for the last 60 years, since the Cuban Missile Crisis, the danger of global nuclear war has never been greater. Ukraine desperately needs military aid, particularly massive deliveries of heavy weapons and air defense systems, and the closure of the skies by NATO forces to prevent raids and missile attacks on civilian cities. Such support would also save Ukraine from the mythical invulnerable Satan missile, which “orthodox” Putin so aptly frightens the world with.
The world has never seen such absurdity that the most prominent Christian country Russia, led by “holy” Tsar Putin, is protected by Satan. Apparently, they can see that God can no longer help them.
God has forsaken Putin. His choice is “Satan.”