[ Editor’s Note: So now Ben Grant lives the rest of his life with a blown off leg, in a dumb war which his mother probably supported, and had no problem with the 14,000 people killed in Donbass while the West pretended it was working on two western Republics were seeking political autonomy.
This is another case of past war veterans thinking they will keep their skill sets sharp by jumping in to foreign wars as mercenaries, and maybe someday having that help launch a political career.
George Bush got shot down, but was able to get his plane down into a water landing but had no memory of what happened to his tail gunner. One would have thought George might have at least checked on his being alive.
But he was focused on getting out ASAP and not going down with the plane. BTW unbuckling the pilots straps was designed to be done quickly. But the tail gunner was an enlisted man and might have been deay anyway so what the heck.
But he also might have been wounded. Either way Georgie kept his story short, with less chance of getting tripped up. Bush One later also got his son into one of the dreamed for National Guard slots, back when during the Vietnam War politicians kids were miraculously getting a big share of those limited slots.
So I wish Dean Arthur the best in healing up so he can make the best of his life. Maybe while he is recuperating he can corresspond with a lot of the parents who had sons not only killed by NATO trained Nazis, but now have NATO mercenaries jumping into the fun to burnish up their mercenary resumes.Arthur’s parents are lucky he was not captured and executed by the Donbass Repbublic as it says it plans to do with all foreign mercenaries.
Modern war with the sophisticated weapons used is a killing machine. Many mercs met their doom by having a hypersonic missile visit them their first night in Ukraine before orientation in the morning, leaving a big hole ripped in their parents hearts.
But sadly it seems the international mercenary game is here to stay. Various militaries and Intel agencies routinely use them now, everything from high end expensive special operations people, and at the other end of the spectrum third world victims sucked in by adds to make a lot of money as security guards, who find themselves throw into combat with minimal training.
The UN has sadly been invisible in all of this, and ignored by all the major powers, with the UN employees seeming to want to keep their heads down and nice paychecks, benefits and retirements flowing smoothly… Jim W. Dean ]
First revealed … Could 28, 2022
One other video from international mercenaries preventing in Ukraine was shared on-line. The video exhibits the efforts of the Ukrainian and international fighters to withstand Russian forces and artillery.
Chaos within the retreating teams is seen on the video, in addition to losses and accidents among the many personnel. The precise location of their deployment was not revealed, nonetheless, a few of them have been recognized.
Based on The Telegraph, the preventing passed off in woodland north of Kharkiv.
The son of Helen Grant, a member of the British Parliament from the Tory Celebration, Ben Grant, a 30-year-old former Royal Marine, was seen on the video. He arrived in Ukraine in March.
Ben Grant tried to assist his injured comrade, former Grenadier Guardsman Dean Arthur who was injured by a landmine throughout an intense firefight. The 2 Britons have been with a crew of round 15 international volunteers who’ve been supporting Ukrainian forces, The Telegraph reported.
Ben Grant additionally shared one other video exhibiting the destruction of a Russian transporter car with a NLAW anti-tank missile.
The primary characters of the movies have been interviewed by The Telegraph in an try to glorify their braveness proven within the battle on international territory for a international state.
Mr Grant, a veteran of Afghanistan, mentioned the preventing was worse than any he had beforehand skilled.
“He instructed The Telegraph that his 15-strong unit, made up of British and American volunteers and two Ukrainian translators, had been getting ready for an assault on a Russian-held goal close to Kharkiv after they have been ambushed.
He mentioned: “I believe we should have been noticed by drones beforehand and so they had arrange their traces… in order we went within the mass firefight broke out the place you see [in the video] what we noticed.
“We have been strolling in single file because the contact occurred, Deano was on the finish of my crew, when he went to take a knee… we have been capturing, getting our heads down and capturing them. I used to be terrified however pushed to finish my most necessary objective, which on the time was getting him and my crew out of the hazard.
“What was so scary was being so restricted by attempting to hold somebody, once I can’t pull my weapon up, whereas there are assault helicopters overhead and tanks firing by the woods. It was unreal – I’ve by no means skilled something like that in my life.”
He mentioned the mine – thought to have been remote-controlled – went off close to Mr Arthur, “which has blown half of his leg off”, including: “Attempting to do that [first aid] mid-firefight whereas there are Russians capturing over us and round us is simply so troublesome.”
The wounded Mr Arthur, 42, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, mentioned: “All I bear in mind is we obtained contacted, we superior on the contact. Let loose an RPG [rocket propelled grenade] on the positions. Just a few seconds later I used to be on the bottom.
“One of many guys got here to me right away, put a tourniquet on. It was excruciating ache, with rounds incoming. Mortars, artillery, all that was coming in. I bear in mind the blokes grabbing me, saying: ‘Let’s go, let’s go’. We met a medic, he patched me up. Shot of morphine.
“You’ve seen the footage, you may hear rounds coming. I don’t bear in mind a lot, it’s out and in. I bear in mind being placed on a stretcher the final kilometre. They obtained me out, man, they obtained me out.
“This kind of stuff, this sort of camaraderie is just solid in these conditions. If the coin was flipped, it was a type of guys, I might have gotten them out. I used to be an actual fortunate boy on the finish of the day. So many guys didn’t come again that day.”
Regardless of media makes an attempt to symbolize the adventures of international fighters on the Ukrainian entrance traces for example of their braveness and preventing spirit, the footage and their very own feedback clearly display that Ukrainian models and international mercenaries are retreating from their positions underneath strain from Russian forces.
The choice to not battle at shut vary with the forces led by Russia is fairly possibility for international fighters, since if they’re taken hostage, international mercenaries might face the dying penalty within the Donetsk and Luhansk Individuals’s Republics.