I had heard about the kill list earlier this year when the war started. It isn’t uncommon for nations to create a list of people to get rid of during a conflict to make things easier for a victory. There is something increasingly odd about this one.
A post on Twitter caught the attention of Elon Musk, the man who has been supplying internet service for Ukraine.
Musk isn’t the only well-known person on the list. Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is on there along with Henry Kissinger who has worked with every administration since Kennedy.
Over the past three days the cost of that internet service has come into question. Elon asked that Ukraine starts paying for the service since it has already cost him billions of dollars this year already. When he received a “fuck off” in response Elon shut down the service. It was during that time Elon started to receive negative comments about his decision with his reply being “We’re just following his recommendation.” Musk went to the pentagon hoping to receive funding for the project, unable to continue supplying the service as a donation to the country.
If that surprises you wait until you hear who is helping collect the intelligence on these people. Anyone can go to the Myrotvorets website and look at an active list of people the Ukrainian government is looking to delete from the population. At the bottom of these entries you can see who added the information on these individuals. Some say MI5, others NSA. To my surprise a number of them say FBI. Why the FBI would collect information for the Ukrainian government while US officials are on the list is beyond my comprehension.
The war in Ukraine is a problem, a huge problem not just for the US but for the whole world at this point. The nuclear situation is a growing concern, beyond the Cuban missile crisis at this point. The hit list is crossing borders, going beyond the conflict involving two nations. Canadian journalists are on this list along with UK nationals. If you live in the United States and you don’t agree with the war in the Ukraine or supporting it, you may find yourself on the list. With the political friction in the US right now there is a real possibility that individuals could be targeted for not supporting the war in Ukraine. Journalists are not exempt from being a target, a violation of international law. Noncombatants (civilians) are not exempt either. Currently, over 325 children are on the hit list for a country that says they stand for freedom and claim the moral high ground. Perhaps what the world needs right now is several copies of Leon the Professional being dropped into Ukraine so that they can learn how to be a hitman that people cheer for. Leon’s first rule was “no women, no kids.”