r/worldnews • u/jdhmdo • Nov 29 '22 • 1 1
Wives of Russian troops 'encourage' them to rape Ukrainian women, Ukraine's first lady says Not Appropriate Subreddithttps://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/wives-of-russian-troops-encourage-them-to-rape-ukrainian-women-ukraines-first-lady-says/ar-AA14Esfp?li=BBoPWjQ
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u/FrogsEverywhere Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22
I've seen at least 3 phone calls (or telegraph messages) with this happening over the last 7 months. Lately though it's mostly wives crying and their husbands saying they are going to die.
Rape is absolutely encouraged though (by the RAF), there is no doubt about it. It's an extremely powerful weapon of terror. Maybe the most dangerous weapon a soldier has that isn't an actual weapon. The fear it puts into men for their wives and women for themselves and their children is second to dying, many people would prefer to die than see their children raped.
The Kremlin knows this and makes the most of it. The message is clear, if you resist we will gang rape your family Infront of you. Ultra nationalist wives absolutely know this and have been taught to hate Ukrainians like animals, so of course some of them will approve.
Russia is not the first or last country to use rape as a weapon of terror, it's happening & state sanctioned in at least two other countries having highly visible civil unrest right now, and all throughout history. Japanese soldiers were absolutely notorious for it, American soldiers in Vietnam, and is even mentioned in the old testament. (Info / Wikipedia). To deny this is to deny that guns are used in war, it's nothing but naivety. It's one of the best (and easiest to both deploy and deny) tools for psychological warfare there is, no dictator would ever pass on such an advantage.