by Jack Posobiec at Human Events
Last week, a story came out of Ukraine that read, at first glance, like something the Babylon Bee would run on a slow news day: “Sarah” Ashton-Cirillo (his real name’s Mike), a former US soldier now acting as a spokesperson for Ukraine who only recently decided to become trans after living most of his life as a man, released a video gloating over the upcoming Ukrainian trial of right-leaning American journalist Gonzalo Lira for “justifying Russian aggression, denying/glorifying Russian war crimes, and undermining the leadership and Defense Forces of Ukraine.”
“Next week, the teeth of the Russian devils will gnash ever harder, and their rabid mouths will foam in uncontrollable frenzy as the world will see a favorite Kremlin propagandist pay for their crimes. And this puppet of Putin is only the first. Russia’s war propagandists will all be hunted down, and justice will be served as we in Ukraine are led on this mission by faith in God, liberty, and complete liberation.”
A transgender former US soldier who goes by Sarah Ashton-Cirillo recently moved to Ukraine to become the English-speaking spokesman for the Ukrainian military.
Ashton-Cirillo is now taking to social media threatening to hunt down and kill those who criticize the country’s… pic.twitter.com/X4F8VcL1RG
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 13, 2023
The message was meant to be chilling, and yet it came off as pure unadulterated cringe, not to mention a naked threat against not only Russians, but to any Americans who had the audacity to criticize the Ukrainian government or the conduct of the Ukrainian side in the ongoing war. Apparently, this was too much even for Vlodomyr Zelenskyy, whose government suspended Cirillo this week and placed him under investigation, even as the Ukraine Territorial Defense Forces scrambled to clarify that his statements were made without being approved by anyone, no really, we super swear…Continue Reading