Both Mariupol Frontlines Under Fire Special Report. Russia – Ukraine War
[ Editor’s Note: Patrick is earning his spurs in Mariupol now. I say that not to take away from his eight years of living in Donbas, marrying a princess and having a son. He has a half million views on this video, which is fabulous for an independent journalist.
He is wisely sticking with straight war reporting and the suffering of the people, and staying away from politics, as that would only move him up on the kill list, which the Azov people are certainly making.
When this war is over, he would be wise to get out of there and come back to the states.
Gordon and I are growing into old men, and part of the success of that was knowing when to leave town at certain times in our lives. On our board and staff page we keep our dead on the rolls at the bottom.
That includes some combat reporters and others, who got too close to the action, or the action went looking for and found them.
- Serena Shim, Detroit born, Press TV Turkish bureau murdered for reporting sarin gas smuggling (X)
- Vittorio Arrigoni KIA- Gaza (X)
- Yarra Abbas, Syrian TV, KIA, Memorial Day 2013, al-Daba airport assault near al-Qusayr (X)
- Mohamed Mo Nabbous KIA Benghazi by sniper(X)
- Fr. Malachi Martin (Society of Jesus, former Vatican Secretary of State and Chief Exorcist) (X)
- Maya Naser, Press TV, KIA- Syria (X)
- Gary Webb (attacked by corporate media for exposing CIA drug running, suicided in 2004) (X)
- Michael Ruppert (LAPD Detective, listed as suicide) (X)
- David Goldberg: Jewish journalist murdered (June 11, 2019) (X)
- Gordon Obua: Former Chief of Security to President Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria) (“Namesake” to VT Senior Editor, Gordon Duff) (X)
Besides this group of unfortunates, there is a list whose instincts removed them from bad situations while they still had the opportunity. And there are the most fortunate of all, which are those where someone came to save their butts at the right time and place, which is a humbling experience and comes with some responsibilties to pass the favor on.
We will pray that the angels continue to watch over Mr. Lancaster, and all the survivors of Mariupol so they can rebuild their lives… Jim W. Dean ]