In Rolling Stone Interview, “Roger Waters Says He Is on ‘a Ukrainian Kill List’ ”
Oct. 4, 2022 (EIRNS)—Under the above headline, today, Rolling Stone published a “wide-ranging” interview with British rock star Roger Waters, who is now on both Ukraine’s Myrotvorets death list and Kiev regime’s updated National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Center for Countering Disinformation (CCD) list of would-be “information terrorists,” for his outspoken opposition to NATO, the West’s policy of arming Ukraine to the teeth, and the “extreme nationalists” who have taken over Ukraine.
Rolling Stone interviewer James Ball was clearly shocked at Waters’s continued refusal to bow to the rabid anti-Russia narrative, but when he asked Waters if he really was denying all the accounts of “Russian war crimes,” Waters responded by pointing to Ukrainian government “kill lists”: “Maybe.... Don’t forget, I’m on a kill list that is supported by the Ukrainian government. I’m on the fucking list, and they’ve killed people recently.... But when they kill you, they write ‘liquidated’ across your picture. Well, I’m one of those fucking pictures.
“And when I read stuff, which I have done in blogs and things, criticizing me ... I always go and look and see where it came from. And it’s amazing how often when I’ve done the hunt and hunted it down, it is da, da, da.ukraine.org,” he said, referring to a hypothetical Ukrainian web address.
Rolling Stone admits that such a list exists, but downplays it, by denying it is a “kill” list, making no mention of its publishing its victims personal information or those who have been attacked and killed:
“Waters’s claim isn’t true, but it isn’t completely false, either. There is a list maintained by a far-right Ukrainian organization that contains hundreds of thousands of enemies of Ukraine, from alleged members of the Wagner private military company to journalists accused of cooperating with puppet governments in the Donbas region. The site, which has been roundly internationally condemned—but not taken down by the Ukrainian government itself—claims not to be a kill list but rather ‘information for law enforcement authorities and special services.’ ”
Waters’s charge has become big news, picked up by other media.
Waters published a succinct summary of his own view for how to end the “slaughter” of both the Ukrainian and Russian peoples in this war, identifying the fascists (“extreme nationalists”) and Western warmongers as key problems, in an Open Letter to Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska on Sept. 4, which he titled: “Did You Exchange a Walk On Part in the War for a Lead Role in a Cage?”