By: Arnaud DEVELAY, international Human Rights Lawyer
Friend of luminaries such as Roger Waters, George Galloway and the late William Kunstler (to name but a few), Randi has been relentlessly committed to defend the proverbial “little guy” while taking on the powerful. (He repeatedly ran senior Democrats such Chuck Schumer and Andrew Cuomo in his bid to win respectively a seat in the US Senate and the top job in New York’s gubernatorial election.)
Credico is also known to have been an ardent supporter of jailed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange who’s still being detained in Belmarsh prison as he awaits a decision of the US government’s attempt to get him extradited in order to face charges per the 1917 Espionage Act (Charges for which he faces up to 175 years imprisonment in a federal penitentiary).
A veteran of the civil rights movement, Randi Credico stands adamantly against all kinds of injustices and is a staunch believer in the truth.
Having had some of his family members fight in Anzio, Italy, during World War II, Randi like many Westerners and particularly Americans never imagined that the ideology his grandfather fought against 80 years ago is alive and well in 2023.
As a media personality who understands instinctively the power of narrative, Randi initially couldn’t wrap his mind around the reality that the Western media stood mum on the constant shelling faced by the people in Donbass these last nine year.
Following a visit to the site of the latest open market shelling which had caused 1 death and several injured, the American repeatedly exclaimed: “How do they (Kiev) expect to win over the people living in these regions while shelling their markets, schools, churches… Sites without any military values!!!”
Credico was due for a primer and so we proceeded to meet with vice-head of the DPR’s NGO “Republic of Donetsk” Alexey Muratov.
THE NAKED TRUTH
Following a two-hours meeting during which he struggled to absorb the scope of the facts exposed to him, Randi Credico was still in shock.
“Azov Battalion”, “Bandera”, “Galicia Battalion”: it all came together as Muratov exposed the long nurturing of Nazism in Ukraine by the successive US governments culminating with the 2014 Maidan Coup by the Neocon cabal thus heralding the slow and methodical slaughtering by the Kiev regime of its own citizens in eastern Ukraine.
In the wake of our visit to the sacred ground of Saur Mogila followed by a trip to Mariupol, Credico was moved to tears as he discovered the utter destruction wrought upon the city by the most fanatic elements of AZOV.
Having demonstrated great courage in seeking to find out for himself the reality behind the barrage of propaganda, Randi wowed to come back to Donetsk.
Arnaud DEVELAY began his career as an attorney under the mentorship of former United States Justice Minister Ramsay CLARK defending former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his companions. He now works as a political consultant in Moscow.
This article is exclusively for Mideast Discourse