Gonzalo Lira – Another Victim of American Wars for Democracy
On 18 April 2022 I wrote a blog after Gonazalo Lira a Chilean/American citizen disappeared from his home in Kharkov. Because of the threats that had preceded his disappearance and the gloating of the Azov Battalion and other fascist groups over his demise, I feared that he had murdered.
In fact he resurfaced and at first it would appear that he had been detained by the Secret Police (SBU) who are well versed in the arts of torture. After having been bailed he tried to make a run for it and cross to Hungary. It now appears from his twitter feed (see below) that he may have crossed the border and then been extradited back to Ukraine.
Either way he seems to have foolishly advertised what he was doing on Twitter whilst doing it.
If he was extradited back to Ukraine by Hungary this would be ironic as Gonzalo was a supporter of Orban. Indeed he was a strange creature politically. He was a Trump supporter, prone to making rash predictions, though getting it right on the essentials of the conflict in Ukraine.
Gonzalo was no progressive on social or areas of sexuality. One of his tweets read:
Gonzalo had imbibed all the prejudices and bigotry that you would come to expect from a Trump supporter.
Nonetheless Gonazalo’s murder by the Zelensky’s secret police thugs is an outrage and a condemnation of the morality of Western ‘democratic’ governments. Gonzalo rightly believed that Biden’s Princess of Darkness, Victoria Nuland, an Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department and the go to person in Biden’s Administration if you want to organise a coup or destabilise a government, harboured a hatred of him because he was an American who had spoken out against US foreign policy.
The US State Department, which could easily have secured his release, preferred to see him murdered. When confirming his murder the State Department had the gall to offer their ‘sincerest condolences to the family on their loss.” Throughout his detention and illness the US Embassy had done absolutely nothing to help him.
Gonzalo’s original arrest for what he had blogged was due to the Daily Beast which had gone as far as contacting the Ukrainian authorities seeking his arrest. Such is the yellow press in Britain and the United States.
It is unfortunate that Gonzalo believed the nonsense written about Orban’s opposition to US imperialism. Orban’s regime is an authoritarian and racist one. It is an ardent supporter of Netanyahu and his bombardment of Gaza.
Today the US authorities issued a statement that he had died from pneumonia. His father has claimed he died from torture and neglect.