By Jerry Alatalo
he great Russian diplomat and United Nations Ambassador Vitaly Churkin died suddenly in New York City, on the eve of his 65th birthday. As perhaps some measure of the man’s influence around the Earth, without ever meeting Vitaly Churkin personally this writer wept upon hearing the news of his passing. For men and women who have followed events at the United Nations, the Russian ambassador was a standout human being in that institution, in particular for his consistent integrity and straightforward speaking style, where one came to have high confidence his words were the truth – describing the real nature of the focused-upon situation.
His passing has fueled speculation about whether he may have been murdered with weaponry developed covertly by intelligence agencies in nations opposed to the Russian government, and therefore, some speculators suggest, Russia’s top diplomat was targeted for assassination. If such is the case nobody will ever know unless those involved confess, as certain publicly admitted top-secret weapons – the kind used for inducing fatal heart attacks, perhaps – can kill without leaving a trace. But, most likely Vitaly Churkin was not the victim of political assassination.
Endless wars are what finally destroyed Vitaly Churkin’s physical body; the damage to his heart became severe in mid-September 2016, after U.S. and coalition plane airstrikes in Deir ez Zor, Syria killed over 60 Syrian soldiers and injured more than one hundred. The immeasurable level of stress felt by Mr. Churkin and his United Nations colleagues at that time, when the potential for a dreaded World War III nightmare starting was palpable and real, damaged Vitaly Churkin’s heart as suggested with his shortness of breath while speaking to the press outside the Security Council.
In the five months that followed (the last five months of Vitaly Churkin’s life) the endless wars and conditions which cause them continued, he sensed (accurately or not) no relief but intensification ahead in the spiritual battles for all men and women who consider themselves peacemakers, until finally the stress of being in possibly the eye of the World War III hurricane – the profound responsibility and the tremendous weight – became too much, producing in him a massive and fatal heart attack.
Whatever the details and truth surrounding the passing of Russian United Nations Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, whether the greatly respected world diplomat died of natural or unnatural cause(s), ultimately… he became another in the long, long line of victims falling to humanity’s endless wars.
(Thank you to Russia Insider at YouTube)