“Russia is worse than ISIS”, accuses Ukraine after Bucha

Yesterday, newspapers worldwide splashed images of dead Ukrainian civilians in the streets of Bucha, a town in Ukraine near the capital Kyiv. Allegedly, four hundred and ten dead bodies were found in Bucha. The graphic images were coupled with emotive and accusatory headlines (ref. 1) such as “Genocide”, “Massacre of Innocents”, “Civilians shot in the streets”, “Putin’s stain on humanity”, “Worse than ISIS”.

It is a cliche that the first casualty of war is the truth.

Russia categorically rejects the allegations that Bucha was something they did (ref. 2).

Yair Lapid, the foreign minister of Israel, has just spoken out against Russia, calling Bucha a “war crime” (ref. 3), toeing the line of the west. At the same time, Avigdor Lieberman, another Israeli politician, has refused to blame Russia. He points out that both sides accuse each other of committing the atrocity of Bucha (ref. 4). For his part, Naftali Bennett, the prime minister of Israel, has not condemned Russia since the start.

There is also the loaded and biblically relevant soundbite from Ukraine’s foreign minister that “Russia is worse than ISIS” (ref. 5).

Prophetically, ISIS and the kings of the east are opposite sides. To say that Russia is worse than ISIS is to, in effect, prefer ISIS over the kings of the east, which is precisely what Revelation 16 says Satan will want the world to do (ref. Revelation 16:13-14). Those that cannot tell good from evil are on the path to perdition.

Now, Ukraine alleges Russia committed atrocities against civilians in the town of Bucha, just before the Russian army unilaterally withdrew from the area; but militarily and logically, this is nonsense. Why would a withdrawing army do something like this?

It is one thing for civilians to die collaterally when an area is being invaded. It is quite another for civilians to be killed in cold blood before an area is vacated. Even the arrest and execution of partisans who have fought against an army is logical from a military standpoint because partisans are belligerents. A partisan that kills a soldier on the opposing side, either with a gun or a poisoned pie, is actually a murderer and a criminal, and should be treated as such. However, this thing that allegedly happened in Bucha, if it happened the way Ukraine says it did, would have been pointless. Such a thing would only ever serve as a propaganda win for Ukraine.

We know, in Kherson, Russia is using stun grenades to disperse demonstrations (ref. 6). That is evidence that Russia has been careful with civilians.

Further, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence, Russia left Bucha on 30 March. The next day, on 31 March, the mayor of Bucha, smiling, confirmed on video Russia’s withdrawal from the town (ref. 7). This video was shown on Ukrainian TV on 1 April. The mayor is clearly not in any way pro-Russian, yet, notice, there is no mention of any dead bodies in the streets of Bucha, or of any atrocity committed by the Russians.

Furthermore, there is the following from 2 April about Ukraine’s special forces in Bucha “clearing” the town of Russian “saboteurs and collaborators” (ref. 8), which are their very own words.

Further yet, there is also footage of Azov in Bucha, posted by Korotkikh of Azov on 3 April, titled “the Boatman Boys in Bucha”, where one armed Ukrainian soldier asks another, “The guys are without blue bands over there. Can I shoot them?” To which, the other replies, “Try” (ref. 9).

Speaking of the notorious Azov battalion, there is evidence that, a few days ago, Azov tortured and killed a girl in the basement of a school in Mariupol, branding her body with a Nazi swastika (ref. 10). A Ukrainian advisor to the president, Arestovich, twisted this around and said that it was Russia that did it, and it happened in Gostomel (ref. 10) rather than in the neo-Nazi stronghold of Mariupol.

There is also the fact that almost all of the individuals executed in Bucha had white armbands (ref. 11), which is a pro-Russia signal. By the way, in this next video from a pundit, which makes the point about white armbands, there is also something about a Ukrainian soldier stabbing the eye of a Russian POW and torturing him to death.

Pundit on Bucha and white armbands

Also, about white armbands, in Kherson, Russian soldiers have been seen wearing white bands around their arms and legs (ref. 12).

In Kherson, Russian soldiers with white armbands

So, more likely than not, this thing that Russia allegedly did in Bucha was actually done by Ukraine. That is to say, certain Ukrainian civilians were executed after Russia had left because these Ukrainians were thought to be Russian collaborators and sympathisers. Then, Ukraine pointed the finger at Russia. Therefore, this was a false flag psyop.

This propaganda and psychological operation reminds of America’s staged moon landing – the Hollywood stunt that inspired the 1977 film “Capricon One”. It is also a matter of fact that in the early years of the Cold War, America had to resort to recruiting a Nazi to get its space and ballistic missile program going.

Never forget, Satan is a deceiver (ref. John 8:44, Revelation 12:9) and a false accuser (ref. Revelation 12:10).

Indeed, what they are now doing to Russia regarding Bucha, they did a few years ago to China regarding the origin of Covid-19. Remember, “kung flu” and all that.

In the not too distant future, it is Bible prophecy that they will do the same, if not worse, to Israel (ref. Matthew 10:22).

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Matthew 5:11
Independent journalist Graham Philips on Bucha
Independent journalist Graham Philips in Chernigov Ukraine on Russian soldiers


1. Graham Russell (4 April 2022), “Massacre of innocents: how the papers covered Russia’s atrocities in Bucha”, theguardian.com

2. AFP (5 April 2022), “Russia categorically rejects accusations over Bucha killings”, timesofisrael.com

3. Gadi Zaig (4 April 2022), “Russia’s Bucha Massacre in Ukraine a war crime, Lapid says”, jpost.com

4. Haaretz (4 April 2022), “Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Israel’s Lieberman Condemns War Crimes but Says There Are Mutual Accusations”, haaretz.com

5. Sarah Al-Arshani (5 April 2022), “Russia is worse than ISIS, Ukraine’s foreign minister says”, businessinsider.com

6. Lexi Lonas (22 March 2022), “Russian troops used stun grenades, gunfire to break up demonstration in occupied city, Ukraine says”, thehill.com

7. @DanielGerritsen, twitter.com/DanielGerritsen/status/1510731817623633931

8. @politblogme, twitter.com/politblogme/status/1510731897554489344

9. @politblogme, twitter.com/politblogme/status/1510626048198811651

10. @politblogme, twitter.com/politblogme/status/1510871011025117184

11. “Propaganda Wars – Bucha Russia/Ukraine conflict”, youtube.com/watch?v=xMsG5DdP6Ro

12. “Soldiers wearing white armbands seen patrolling Ukraine’s Kherson”, youtube.com/watch?v=7YJo2vlGAOQ