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The two most pressing issues of the day are Elon Musk’s plan to reinstate freedom of speech on Twitter and an impending war with Russia. Maybe these two issues can be tied together?

First, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and remember how we got to the point where we are begging a billionaire to please just allow us to state our opinions in public.

The initial explanation of mass internet censorship was that people were saying mean things and that it was hurting the feelings of protected groups. In 2015, Chuck Johnson was the first person to be banned from Twitter for political reasons. That was followed shortly thereafter by the banning of MILO. Both were banned for allegedly hurting the feelings of black people. Daily Stormer was banned from everything in 2017, ostensibly for joking about a morbidly obese woman dying at the Charlottesville rally. Alex Jones was banned from YouTube and Facebook for allegedly hurting the feelings of Sandy Hook parents, and then banned from Twitter for allegedly hurting the feelings of a journalist who was working to get him banned from everything.

The word “safety” was then introduced into the discourse by every Silicon Valley mega corporation. This was apparently derived from the term “safe space,” which was a buzzword used at universities and in HR departments to denote a special area where allegedly oppressed persons were able to flee from harmful “triggering” words, ideas, or people. The idea was that certain ideas caused oppressed people – women, racial minorities, and paraphiliacs – to become emotionally unstable, and that this emotional instability was dangerous. The entire mainstream internet quickly became a “safe space” for all of these groups, which meant that you were not allowed to say anything they did not like.

Of course, that was all a massive and ridiculous ruse. The actual force behind the censorship was the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish and Israeli lobbying group. The ADL was going around threatening companies with defamation for years if they didn’t engage in mass censorship of “hate speech.” The group is obviously worried exclusively about the threat of people riling up the population against the Jews by posting information about them, but since the Jews are the single wealthiest and most powerful group in the world, demanding exclusive protection for the Jews from “harmful speech” would have been ridiculous. For this reason, the ADL and the larger Jewish lobby dragged in all of these other groups to use as human shields, demanding protections for “women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community.”

The ADL’s demands against Silicon Valley with regards to mass censorship go back over a decade. I remember them heating up in 2014, when then ADL chief Abe Foxman began publicly demanding that Facebook remove pages criticizing the Jews. Here is an article he wrote at the time for CNET, whining about how Mark Zuckerberg would not censor “racist speech and hateful propaganda, including Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.”

Johnson and MILO were banned for alleged anti-black speech during the first round of Black Lives Matter, and several others deemed “too extreme” were picked off over a period of a couple years. However, it was not really until the election of Trump, and then Charlottesville, that the ADL was really able to get its hooks into Silicon Valley. Along with the moral panics over Trump and “white supremacy,” there were sub-panics relating to “fake news,” the most prominent of which was Pizzagate, which spun into the QAnon disinformation threat.

The claims of “fake news” were ultimately more damaging to perceptions of what it means to live in a free society than “hate speech” claims. The claim was that citizens – people who vote, who ostensibly have the wherewithal to decide who runs the government – were incapable of looking at different types of ideas and drawing conclusions about them, and therefore needed to be babysat by multinational corporations.

Once again, it was the Jewish lobby that presented the concept of “fact checkers” to decide whose news items people were allowed to consume. FactCheck.org had been founded all the way back in 2003 by the Annenberg Foundation, a Jewish activist and lobbying group run by the Annenberg family. In September of 2017, as politically biased “fact-checking” was becoming key to censorship, the Association for Psychological Science published a paper from the Annenberg Public Policy Center giving instructions on how to most effectively “fact-check.” This was effectively a guidebook that was then followed by Snopes and other fact-checkers.

With the ADL already heavily involved in regulating speech on all major platforms via “Trust and Safety Committees,” these alleged checkers of facts – primarily FactCheck.org and Snopes – were contracted out as “third-party” censors. The tech companies would point to fact checks as a reason for deleting articles, banning accounts, or simply “deranking” (shadowbanning) the content in question. It goes without saying that very few actual facts were checked, and that the supposed fact checkers understood that their role was to simply declare that whatever the New York Times said was the de facto word of God.

By the time the alleged coronavirus pandemic began, people were already adapted to the idea that entire categories of thought could be banned. Under the virus regime, the media introduced the idea of banning “medical disinformation.” The assertion here was once again that “safety” was at stake, because people could read wrong information, act on it, and then die from the coronavirus. During the supposed pandemic, these “fact-checkers” would simply take the word of the CDC, the WHO, and Anthony Fauci as the final word on the facts. Through this third-party fact-checker censorship mechanism, any disagreement with the government on the death toll, masks, and the vaccine was banned. At one point, Trump retweeted a screenshot from the CDC website relating to comorbidities, and it was deleted on the basis of fact-checkers having determined that it was “taken out of context.”

We all remember how we were told the vaccine would stop all transmission and prevent infection, then told that actually it didn’t do either of those things, but it was still very important to take it, because the experts said so. Last year, during the height of the virus hype, the Biden Administration admitted that they were working directly with Silicon Valley corporations to silence people who questioned the effectiveness of the vaccine.

Then, earlier this year, Jen Psaki went on to demand that Joe Rogan be banned for having questioned the danger posed by the virus and the effectiveness of the vaccine.

So, at this point, you no longer had simply massive corporations protecting the feelings of oppressed minorities, or protecting the feeble minds of the citizenry from unsafe ideas, but the government itself engaged in direct censorship. This is obviously illegal, but there aren’t really any checks left in terms of what the American government is allowed to do to the American people.

Then we get to the Russian invasion of the Ukraine in February of this year, and the biggest censorship campaign thus far. The censorship of any information about what is going on in the Ukraine has been more extreme than even the censorship of vaccine information. There are millions of people across the world attempting to share videos from the Ukraine, and they are consistently deleted by social media, with accounts being banned simply for supporting Russia. Moreover, all information from Russia itself is banned. The American public is not even allowed to know what the Russian government is saying about what is going on in the Ukraine. They are not allowed to see videos of mobs of Ukrainians taping people to posts, or neo-Nazis torturing people. They are not allowed to see really any video of the conflict zone at all.

TV news reporters go only to Lviv, where there isn’t a war. Granted, the Ukrainian military appears to have an actual policy of killing Western reporters; they can kill whoever they want because they know the entire Western media will blame it on Russia. (A Fox News reporter survived a Ukrainian attack on his car – his legs were blown off. It will be interesting to see if he is brave enough to speak out.) But even with on-the-ground reporters getting blown up, the media could still show footage from the conflict. The media plays clips from cellphone videos all the time. But that is all banned. No one is allowed to know what is happening in the Ukraine. You have to support the Ukraine, which is committing atrocities against its own people, and you have to believe the Ukraine is “winning the war.” You’re not allowed to hear another perspective, which means you’re not allowed to entertain any other ideas.

The thing that is so amazing about this is that the biggest censorship campaign yet does not have any explanation. Neither Twitter, nor YouTube, nor any other platform has even acknowledged that they are mass deleting videos and information from the Ukraine. They acted like banning RT was a sanction on a Russian business, as opposed to a censorship program. No accounts were given. Either they’ve censored so much they just don’t feel a need to explain themselves anymore, or not acknowledging the censorship is part of the censorship – to say “we’re censoring people who disagree with the government’s Ukraine narrative” would be to admit that there are people who disagree with the government’s Ukraine narrative. Aside from a handful of Congressmen and Rand Paul, 100% of the government supports the narrative. All of Fox News is standing with CNN in standing with Ukraine, save for Tucker Carlson. The impression is “everyone on earth agrees with this.”

This is the point at which Elon Musk made a move to buy Twitter, with the promise of giving the people total freedom of speech within the bounds of the First Amendment. What Musk appears to be doing is making a move on the entrenched power structure with an appeal to populism while he views the empire as increasingly losing control. This system is so totally based on lies that it simply could not survive a situation where people are allowed to freely speak on the most influential media platform in the world. If they didn’t need this censorship, they wouldn’t be doing it.

I have argued consistently that the entire bizarre coronavirus debacle would have been impossible without mass censorship. Very early on, myself and others documented the facts of the situation, particularly in relation to the death toll being completely faked. The authorities (who are also the “experts”) have since come out and admitted that the death toll was drastically inflated because anyone who went to the hospital for any reason was tested for the virus, and anyone who died of any cause was put down as a Covid death. This was often done even without a test. Musk himself went on Joe Rogan in May of 2020 and said all of this. Without censorship, the lockdown could have been avoided, and there never would have been a need for a vaccine at all, let alone an experimental gene therapy.

There was massive fraud in the 2020 election, but that would not have been possible without censorship. Firstly, the fraud itself would not have been possible without the coronavirus allowing for the mail-in ballots (which is where the fraud took place – not in some Kraken Chinese electronic cyber voting machine). Secondly, virtually all of Trump’s supporters were banned in the lead up to the election, and information was drastically censored in favor of the Democrats – including the censoring of the New York Post Hunter Biden laptop story, which was labeled “Russian misinformation” by the media and Biden himself. A poll showed that 16% of Biden voters would not have voted for Biden if they’d known about the laptop. This would have made even mail-in ballot fraud impossible.

Thirdly, after the election, everyone was banned from talking about fraud. Trump himself was of course banned. People were attempting to crowdsource the information on what had happened, and collect it to push for audits in swing states – they were just all banned. Instead, you got the Kraken (which appears to have been deliberate sabotage by Sidney Powell).

Musk clearly has his own designs on political power, as there is simply no other reason he would take this kind of risk. Even if he was doing it out of pure altruism, that altruism would have to be connected to a desire to gain some form of political power, because if he doesn’t gain political power, he will be crushed by the system.

The Twitter buyout is the biggest thing that has happened since the election of Trump, and it is arguably much more significant than the election of Trump. The empire is cracking at the seams, and actually allowing people to speak would just simply break it.

It’s a fascinating development. Musk surely has his own team behind him here, and believes he can win, or he wouldn’t be doing it. I personally have a hard time believing he can win. Either way, there is no backing down now. He will win or die. Even if he were to back down now, he has already directly assaulted the establishment, and there is no way he is going to be able to get away with that unless he is leveraging massive power against the Washington establishment.

Musk saying “haha, okay well, I’m not going to really do free speech” and the elite forgetting what he’s done would be like if you broke into someone’s house, killed the dog, tied up the family, raped the wife, and then while you were opening the safe, the cops showed up and you said “haha, I wasn’t really going to rob them” and the cops said “okay sure, no problem then – you can go.”

Can the Ukraine Win the War Against Free Speech?

We have been examining the American situation, because that is where these tech companies are and where it is all happening. However, in Europe, several countries have made it illegal to show any form of support for Russia. This includes Germany, which is threatening to put people in prison for posting the letter “Z” on the internet.

Obviously, Europe has arbitrary speech laws. They can outlaw any form of speech at any time. America on the other hand does have a very clear Constitution which says we are allowed to say what we want to say. Up until last year when Psaki admitted that the Biden people were telling social media companies to ban more people, we were in a situation of “private companies” depriving us of our rights. I have argued that the government has a duty to defend our rights, and therefore stop corporations from colluding to silence political speech. I have asked if Google has a right to quarter soldiers in my house. However in a technical, Talmudic sense, there was an argument to be made that because the government was not directly censoring people, it was somehow different.

That said: the United States has suspended the First Amendment during wartime, repeatedly. In fact, wartime censorship goes back to the foundations of America, before the Constitution was even written. During the Revolutionary War, many colonies made it illegal to support the Crown. The Sedition Act of 1798 criminalized the “writing, printing, uttering or publishing [of] any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings about the government of the United States.” This law was used to shut down newspapers. During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln seized the telegraph lines, and people were arrested and imprisoned for supporting the Confederacy. Many newspapers were shut down, including the Chicago Times, for criticizing Lincoln. People were arrested for simply displaying Confederate flags. A Democrat politician was imprisoned for calling Lincoln “King Lincoln” and criticizing the war. During World War I, the Sedition Act of 1918 suspended the First Amendment. Same thing. Newspapers shut down, people prosecuted for questioning politicians. Then, the day after Pearl Harbor, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave J. Edgar Hoover “emergency powers” to shut down newspapers.

The first war where speech wasn’t silenced through some direct action by the government was Korea – also the first war with no real stakes. Obviously, no one was prosecuted for supporting Saddam Hussein or the Taliban.

An open war with Russia would be existential, and there is a 100% chance that Congress would cite historical precedent and pass a very serious sedition act. Of course, you all know what this would mean: it wouldn’t simply be a ban on posting “Z” or saying you support Russia – it would be a ban on literally everything. Because since 2016, everything that the Democrats do not like has been labeled “Russian disinformation.” It’s the perfect setup. Russia hacked the 2016 election. The fact-checkers said that Hunter Biden’s laptop was from Russia, so they shut it down so the Russians didn’t hack it again. Pizzagate was from Russia. Anti-vax was from Russia. Russia created the Alt-Right. Russia is the master of Alex Jones. Russia promotes masculinity and going to the gym.

Putin has said he will launch hypersonic missiles at Europe if NATO invades the Ukraine. But if NATO doesn’t invade, this Ukraine thing is going to be wrapping up pretty soon, and the entire Western apparatus will be left trying to explain why they told everyone the Ukraine was somehow going to repel the Russian army.

At the very least, the threat of Elon Musk bringing free speech to Twitter, along with all of the other extraordinary domestic power the very unpopular US government could wield during wartime, is a very good reason to escalate rather than back down.

(Republished from The Daily Stormer by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. peterAUS says:

    ….this Ukraine thing is going to be wrapping up pretty soon….

    Definitely disagree.
    “Pretty soon” we’ll get a stalemate which will be used by both parties to get ready for the next round.

    In meantime we’ll have static front, in general, with tons of shelling, air/missile strikes, small unit raids etc.

    The war is, actually, just starting. Which is good news for 1 %, everywhere.
    For the rest, lower they are in social ladder, worse it will be. The worst for Ukrainians, then a bit less worse for Russians. They’d do the most dying and getting crippled.
    Plebs in the West will, just, get austerity and further loss of personal freedom. And…most of them will like it; it will all be for greater good. However that might be spelled out by TPTBs.

  2. Somebody’s not paying attention. There’s a food shortage on the horizon and we need to be planning for ways to keep these potentially unstable people from feeling the pangs of hunger. I propose an “insensitivity tax” where anyone suspected of potentially hurting feelings pays a fine with rpoceeds going to feed the thin-skinned.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  3. Maybe you want to read for once what your readers have shared under your previous Musk prop ups, then you wouldn’t have to cobble together yet again such garbage and put yourself out onto a stinking shelf together with the musk ox as deep state blenders.

    • Agree: WizardWhoKnocks
    • Troll: RoatanBill, RIchebourg
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @GenFranco
  4. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    They haven’t been just censoring information but have at the same time been creating fabricated narratives that are untrue. During the election they had Biden wear some sporty clothes along with aviator sunglasses to give him the appearance of a sporty, physically fit person. One can see the reality of that. Zelensky probably had American advisors write his address to the US Congress. In reality he’s an illegitimate, unrepresentative dictator who heads up a murderous regime that has killed many people for various reasons. Beyond the facade of this dancing show-biz comedian is a vicious little man who was scouted out by another one of these international mafia oligarchs. Go down the list of American history and see how much of it is total BS. It’s not just about withholding info, it’s about creating a parallel universe of false belief.

  5. Pixo says:

    Twitter’s pajeet CEO deserves every penny of his \$41 million golden parachute. Pretending to not want Musk to buy and grossly overpay was genius!

    People who use twitter already have strong political beliefs. And they follow and get suggestions from people who reinforce them.

    Facebook is far more important because it is used by normies to keep up with family and friends, and the political stuff they see is actually posted by their friends. But Musk doesn’t care about ideology and likes Twitter because it is easy to attentionwhore.

    The 10 most shared stories on Facebook list usually is like 30-50% Ben Shapiro’s dailywire. Trump used to dominate.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  6. Germany[…] is threatening to put people in prison for posting the letter “Z” on the internet.

    Time for USers to learn how to spell: realise, internalise, modernise, digitisation! Or go directly to prison. The Sionists are winning this war. They’re coming for you next!

    • LOL: Dieter Kief, martin_2
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  7. Despite Musk making sure that the Jewkrainian Army is able to have fee free speech via his Starlink, the Ukraine does not want to win a war against free speech. Only Jews and/or Jews’ shills like Anglin (sucking the Musk ox’ Jewish balls) seem to want to win against the truth about the deep state prodigee Musk by enticing people into one discussion trap after the next – keeping people bussy and diverted from the real issues…
    Good one, Anglin. Obviously the nat fashos are right about you after all.
    And Musk is a Jew.
    Elon is Hebrew, (look at his face); Musk (the fake smell) was born and raised in Pretoria, received degrees in business and physics from the Wharton School (same as Trump?) and Uni o. Pennsylvania. His parents are of Dutch, English and Jewish descent. Grandfather: Joshua (!) Haldeman (Yit); this entry in the Jewishvirtuallibrary is gone. Guess why? Musk apparently stated once at Twitter himself that he is a Jew. Of course he is a Jew.
    See alsoThe Mysterious Illuminati Lineage Of Elon Musk
    https://humansbefree.com/2020/05/illuminati-lineage-of-elon-musk.html
    https://www.ancient-forums.com/viewtopic.php?t=2783

    • Agree: BuelahMan
    • Troll: RIchebourg, 36 ulster
  8. Anon[100] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    Krispy, you are a fool.

  9. Anon[100] • Disclaimer says:

    Musk could have used that \$44 billion to mail a \$134 million check to every man, woman, child, and tranny in the U.S.

    This would have had enormous positive effects. Most people do not put money under a mattress. They spend it. Businesses would have cleaned up big-time by parting big-spenders from their money. Instead of welfare, this would have been a shot in the arm for the economy, cash filtered through millions and millions of individual purchase decisions – the most economically efficient way to distribute wealth.

    Instead, Elon blew it all on Twatter, a propaganda amplifier. The elites don’t want to help us; they want to manage us.

  10. Instead, you got the Kraken (which appears to have been deliberate sabotage by Sidney Powell).

    Hey, pal, would you mind elaborating on that theory?

  11. MarkU says:
    @Anon

    Musk could have used that \$44 billion to mail a \$134 million check to every man, woman, child, and tranny in the U.S.

    Maybe its time to get a new calculator.

    • LOL: RIchebourg, Biff
    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  12. Putin means what he says, unlike the cowards in charge of the USA. I’d sure hate to see any European city go up in flames, but if it must happen, let it be Brussels.

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @Realist
    , @Anonymous
  13. @Anon

    It would be a \$134 check, you silly person.

    • Replies: @Thirdtwin
  14. Never mind ZOG. Now, it’s the JIG or Jewish-infested-government.

    • Replies: @fran
  15. @Anon

    \$44,000,000,000 / 330,000,000 = \$133

    Your calculator is busted.

  16. Anon[363] • Disclaimer says:

    Regimist Media has lost the hearts and minds. Samizdat has won.

    My college classmates (Class of 81) who work for as upper level bagmen for the deep state are ranting and raving about independent media like you would not believe during the last 3 months. It’s positively a mania among them. These guys know the deep state has lost the citizenry.

  17. ” The [sic] Ukraine” brands you as a aRussian shill or propagandist. There is no basis in history for Ukraine where Orthodox Christianity started in the East Slav world 100s of years before Moscow was even founded to be regarded as a border area AND the the word Ukrainian which means border in Russian means Land in Ukrainian. [Cp. Sri LANKA].

  18. I suppose it could be worse.

    She could head the Ministry of Arts, Music, and Culture.

  19. meamjojo says:

    You are going to be so sad Andy when we capture Putin and flay him alive in the public square.

    • Replies: @aldasfail770
  20. meamjojo says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    Well then I say welcome to the tribe!

    • Replies: @James Scott
  21. JWalters says:

    This much coordinated censorship requires a coordinating center. Who is that center? We know they like war. If we follow the money …

    War Profiteers and Israel’s Bank
    https://warprofiteerstory.blogspot.com/p/war-profiteers-and-israels-bank.html

  22. fran says:
    @Priss Factor

    Dystopia doesn’t even begin to describe the depths of hell to which the US has descended within just one generation. Between this Jankowitz nutcase, Canada’s repulsive Freeland, and the Nuland/Kagan neocon clan, it seems like all the absolute filth of Eastern Europe who managed to escape firing squads are now ruining the US and setting themselves up for the fate they dodged the first time. I pray to God that justice finally finds them.

  23. Meanwhile the illegitimate Brandon Regime has announced that it will create a new over site body that will target disinformation.
    Just what we need is PIGs (((people in government))) to decide what is disinformation.
    Of course we know what that means, it’s everything they believe is contrary to their GlobalHomoZioBIGsRxMIC3BLM narrative.

    I would laugh but it’s despicable how they’re doing everything possible to destroy inalienable rights guaranteed in the constitution.

    These despicable pos are nothing short of evil.

    • Replies: @Realist
  24. @peterAUS

    You could be right. Both Russia and USA will profit from this war and Europe will suffer the most.

    The pandemic and the war come in a package. If the war ends by autumn we could see Covid-19 back in a big way or some other disease. Or could we have the war and the pandemic running concurrently rather than alternating?

    Of course there could be other wars and pandemics on the horizon.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  25. @Anon

    Dr, Evil had the same solution. How bout one billion dollars for everyone. Inflation sucks.

  26. @peterAUS

    The plebs in the west will cheer as their freedoms are taken away. Too many Americans are desperate to comply. Like the emotionally neglected children they were they still seek approval from absent parents. The government is the surrogate. American people work too much and don’t spend enough time with their families and the other people that matter in their lives. An Xbox is not a suitable babysitter and we’re seeing the consequences of this play out in real time. About Russia winning, they are winning but very slowly as time serves Putin right now. With May 9th coming I expect the possibility of a major offensive. Russia takes victory day very seriously even more so than America celebrates its independence. Watching this unfold from Moscow as an American has been unreal. Truly a historic time.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  27. When the new thought cop and chief is (((Nina Jankowicz))), you know what this disinformation czar is really about and who she and her tribe are going after.
    If anyone can’t see through this bs, they deserve everything coming.

  28. Ktulu says:

    I sincerely dislike Elon Musk for his technophilia. Not hate, but dislike. Anyway, that said, Musk seems to be a serious person that cares about the future of humanity, even if he is steering that future in an increasingly dystopian direction, and nuclear war is an obvious bad direction, and I believe Musk may be making this move to prevent that.

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  29. Mr Anatta says:

    Apart from maturing nicely what is that mushroom cap doing behind Musk’s head.?

    He must have taken a pretty heavy dose with his eyes all rolled up like they are.

  30. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    To peterAUS. You wrote:
    ““Pretty soon” we’ll get a stalemate which will be used by both parties to get ready for the next round.”

    It does not look like that to me. Russians are making slow but steady advances. Ukraine tries to make small scale counterattacks and to stop Russians by fixed lines, but this does not work against Russians (and has never worked) , because if the defense does not move, Russians use their very large artillery and eventually destroy all fixed defense lines forcing the defender to withdraw. There are two ways to avoid it:

    One is very well coordinated artillery strikes that stop Russian armored forces from advancing, but this requires skill that Ukraine does not have. They would need to coordinate many batteries, but they have not the communication equipment and calculators nor training or terrain to use this way. Finns did this in 1944 and stopped Russians, but Ukraine most probably cannot do it now.

    The other way is to make a major attack in Kharkiv area. The purpose of such an attack is not political: it is to engage so many Russian BTGs that they do not have enough force to close the caudron from Izium direction. This attack should have been made earlier, but Ukraine waited for promised weapons. it must be made, despite the expected losses, of they want to stop the Russian slow advance and especially if they want to regain the areas. Ukraine should have gathered an army (not a division or army corps) already close to Charkiv. Ukraine has the weapons and men to do this. They should not only respond to Russian moves and make local counter-attacks to slow down, if they do so, they lose.

  31. Charon says:


    “Oh, no, I don’t think we’ll be allowing that one! Nope, not that one neither. Oh Lawds! Definitely not that one. Oh what? Where that come from? Definitely decidedly not that one. Lawds I’m so tired up in here. Where my coffee at? Oh it right here. Now where was I?”

  32. @MarkU

    (Those who do not et the joke – – – might well be inclined to search for a calculator.)

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  33. @James Speaks

    We are having an election campaign in Austfailia. As usual the MSM is right behind the Bosses’ party, the LNP. As usual the ‘opposition’ ALP is selling out, day after day. There is a competition between the two as to which is the more deranged and hysterical Sinophobe pipsqueak thug, and all the crucial concerns ie ecological collapse, rising inequality, unpayable debt, subservience to the dying Yankee Reich to the point of national suicide etc, are simply ignored.
    One day soon, the morons will wake up to find themselves dead, and will screech ‘Why were we not told?’ Not that it would make any difference.

  34. “Putin has said he will launch hypersonic missiles at Europe if NATO invades the Ukraine. But if NATO doesn’t invade, this Ukraine thing is going to be wrapping up pretty soon, and the entire Western apparatus will be left trying to explain why they told everyone the Ukraine was somehow going to repel the Russian army.”

    Exactly my thoughts. I have been wondering just what is the likelihood of a major war erupting in Europe and it seems obvious that if the scum neo-cons are backed into that corner then we will be in a major war.

    Hypersonic missiles will take out all of Europe’s military sites, then what? I shiver to think.

  35. @Anon

    Fools & children…tell the truth.

    • Agree: profnasty
    • Replies: @profnasty
  36. @peterAUS

    Disagree with the analysis that the war will not wrap up soon but that all depends on what the neo-cons are prepared to do. I see it as wrapping up soon or escalation to a full on war in Europe and probably wider.

  37. AddOn says:

    Can Ukraine win the war against free speech.
    Definitely. We all here in the west lost the war for free speech and autonomy to a few multi-billion dollar commercial corporations. It is not even a question anymore. It is the new reality.

  38. AddOn says:

    There was a glimpse there in the early nineties when people could actually communicate on the internet and discussion groups before the internet existed, relatively free of the fear of being tracked in their every move and every statement. But that moment of relative freedom has long passed.

    • Agree: beavertales
    • Replies: @Spanky
  39. Anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:

    That was the most cogent analysis I’ve read regarding how we got to where we are regarding the decline of free speech.

    For anyone who cares to look, the evidence is in front of your face. Once the Jews put the squeeze on free speech, then confiscate your arms, the results are not only predictable, they are tragically inevitable:

    66 million tortured, raped and slaughtered in Russia 1917-89
    11-17 million forcibly starved to death in Ukraine 1932
    4 million Poles tortured and slaughtered 1945-89
    etc.

    I have no reason to believe things will be any different in America.

    Losing the right to speak is always a prelude to losing the right to live.

  40. @meamjojo

    What happened jojo? You said Azov was surrounding Moscow a couple weeks ago only for them to beg to be sent to a neutral country after they got trapped in Avostal. You still expect us to think Putin is going to be flayed alive? By who exactly? Zelenzkys jew cameramen in Tel Aviv? The trapped Delta Force Operators starving in Mariupol? Maybe strong women who don’t need no Man who speak perfect English in Kiev will get Putin huh?

    You and your pro Nazi neo con tards have been wrong about EVERYTHING for 2 solid months. Apparently the Covid propaganda rotted your brain but dude the bottom line no matter how you spin it is that Ukraine is on the ropes along with the pedophile USA. Since you are just parroting government propaganda and siding with the government you are personally responsible for the evil of this government. Child trannys Your Fault! Inflation, Your Fault! America being run by a diaper wearing, gibberish spewing retard, Your Fault! Censorship, Your Fault. You cannot excuse yourself of the responsibility of the actions of the government.

    So yeah I’ll be waiting for Putin to be dragged out of the Kremlin as you predict. I will be there to laugh at your dumb boomer ass when it doesn’t happen.

    • Replies: @Angharad
  41. AddOn says:
    @peterAUS

    Do not know they actually like it. If you actually bother to ask them, a lot of people everywhere; not just in the United States, will probably answer: We the people here dont want a war.

    • Replies: @AddOn
  42. profnasty says:

    Zelensky. From the people who grave you 911.
    Free Speech is the right to Say No.



    Video Link
    911 Fun. Enjoy.

    • Replies: @Cohen
    , @houston 1992
  43. @j2

    Clearly what (((they))) have in mind is a large-scale mechanized
    counter-attack (otherwise why arm-twist the Germans into giving them
    50 Gepard* ?), all I fail to see is an appropriate target –
    Kharkow could well backfire.

    *2x35mm Oerlikon anti-air tank, one of the best Western for providing air cover
    over moving columns; roughly the rôle of the old M-42.

    • Replies: @j2
  44. AddOn says:
    @AddOn

    And that is frankly why even mercenaries are avoiding this war. Because they realize that it is great to get involved romantically against the Russia army, but it is totally foreign to your viewpoint to get slaughtered by a professional army.

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  45. profnasty says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    Truth is Opinion of Power.

    • Thanks: houston 1992
  46. Trinity says:

    (((Elon Musk)))

    • Agree: Bro43rd
    • LOL: Realist
  47. Cohen says:
    @profnasty

    I would like to buy a T-Shirt that say “I believe in 911” (heard on Kevin Barrett Radio show).
    or another full sleeve T-shirt of dark color with while letters
    “Jews are good people”

    • Replies: @profnasty
    , @profnasty
  48. Those are the same Annenbergs that had groomed less than mediocre B actor named Ronald Reagan to be their boy. And what a great investment he turned out to be for them personally and the entire Tribe. Of course, he was no good for America and its traditional values. Now the Reagans are dead and only their bizarre progeny are left behind, oblivious and forgotten but their sponsors are all doing well.

    Of course, there were always court Jews in nearly all of the administrations since the days of Woodrow Wilson. Nixon had his Bebe Rebozo and Johnson didn’t need one given that he had enough tribal ichor flowing through his veins to choke a Texas mule. And the Deplorables turned shysters, Clintons did one better by marrying right into the source of power. As to B. Hussein Obama, one has to wonder about is lineage… why would a White Christian girl growing up in the fifties of Hawaii choose marry a real negro from Africa who was a Muslim to boot and then go on to marry another Muslim from Indonesia after the first marriage had dissolved unless she was a bona fide Jewess descended from a long line of closeted liberal Jewish women?

    Now the Orange Cockatoo pretended to be all American but with all three adult children married to (((them))) who could believe him. And now the current non compos mentis in the White House is saddled with the same types of matrimonial ties, thus, there is no escape from those Bergs or is there. G-d Bless, nay, God help America from those predators!

    • Agree: Miro23
  49. saggy says: • Website

    The two most pressing issues of the day are Elon Musk’s plan to reinstate freedom of speech on Twitter and an impending war with Russia. Maybe these two issues can be tied together?

    First, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and remember how we got to the point where we are begging a billionaire to please just allow us to state our opinions in public.

    AA is killing it!

  50. Realist says:

    The two most pressing issues of the day are Elon Musk’s plan to reinstate freedom of speech on Twitter and an impending war with Russia. Maybe these two issues can be tied together?

    First, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and remember how we got to the point where we are begging a billionaire to please just allow us to state our opinions in public.

    Freedom of Speech means nothing if it does not lead to a concrete solution to the problems at hand. This continuous pissing and moaning solve nothing…and it has been going on for years. So far the elite power structure has only increased its power…nothing has been done to destroy the plutocratic oligarchy.

    There is no republican v democrat. no left v right…we have a uni party system…the Deep State.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Replies: @Spanky
  51. Fr. John says:

    “Of course, that was all a massive and ridiculous ruse. The actual force behind the censorship was the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish and Israeli lobbying group. The ADL was going around threatening companies with defamation for years if they didn’t engage in mass censorship of “hate speech.” The group is obviously worried exclusively about the threat of people riling up the population against the Jews by posting information about them, but since the Jews are the single wealthiest and most powerful group in the world, demanding exclusive protection for the Jews from “harmful speech” would have been ridiculous. For this reason, the ADL and the larger Jewish lobby dragged in all of these other groups to use as human shields, demanding protections for “women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community.”

    Most concise explanation of Jewish/Talmudic/Zionist perfidy I’ve read in a long time.
    And they ARE guilty, of that there is no doubt…..

    • Thanks: Bro43rd
  52. profnasty says:
    @Cohen

    And They that enslave White girls?
    Leo Frank is right where he belongs. Harry Vox says a lot.

  53. Jon Chance says: • Website

    Thinking is the dismissal of irrelevancies.

    Elon Musk is a globalist, a monopolist, and a socialist — as is every other Rothschild puppet.

    Musk sells overpriced batteries, Climate Armageddonism, and global totalitarianism with a friendly face — thanks to billions in free publicity courtesy of the media monopoly he claims to be opposing.

    [MORE]

    How much pollution is caused by the massive public subsidies for his overpriced and overweight batteries?

    Why have cellulosic ethanol, canola biodiesel, and other practical biofuels been marginalized in recent decades?

    https://jpchance.wordpress.com

    Let’s cut to the chase, examine the data, and ask ourselves why any government should spend more than ten percent of a nation’s GNP:

    https://ourworldindata.org/government-spending

    Compare the growth in government spending (1880-2011) of the following nations:

    France
    Denmark
    Italy
    Portugal
    Sweden
    UK
    Norway
    Spain
    US
    Argentina
    Canada
    Japan
    Russia
    Switzerland
    India
    Thailand
    Red China
    South Korea
    Hong Kong
    Indonesia
    Singapore

    “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”

    –Thomas Jefferson

    http://www.themoneymasters.com/the-money-masters/famous-quotations-on-banking

    • LOL: RoatanBill
  54. @Anon

    “Artiom” knows the real fools already, the ones that stink they can fool the Good.

  55. Realist says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    Putin means what he says, unlike the cowards in charge of the USA.

    That was said about Putin in Syria…yet to this day, the U.S. controls part of Syria.

  56. Realist says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    I would laugh but it’s despicable how they’re doing everything possible to destroy inalienable rights guaranteed in the constitution.

    What is even more despicable is that the U. S. populace allows it.

  57. Catdog says:
    @Anon

    This joke NEVER gets old.

  58. Yeah, I was once banned for asking how the L’s gound their way to the top of the LGBTQIAPPQWERTYUIOP stack when it was the G’s who were the pioneers who took the most arrows.

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
    , @Badger Down
  59. Trinity says:

    Looking for a rich nerd born with a golden spoon in his mouth to save America is laughable. How did Trumpstein do for you? Trump stein and ((( Muskowitz))) are more of the same ((( horseshit.))) Further proof that AA is a (((troll.)))

    White America’s savior won’t be some cuckish Jew looking billionaire nerd who never worked a day in his life. Even if (((Musskie))) is not a Heeb you can bet your ass that he kisses their ass just like Trumpstein.

  60. Angharad says:
    @aldasfail770

    PLEASE stop invoking the “Nazi” slur. The German NS had NOTHING to do with any of this – and this is what they were fighting against.

    Everything you citing and addressing are all about jews. JEWS JEWS JEWS. Including meanjewjew

    • Thanks: Trinity
    • Replies: @Bro43rd
    , @Badger Down
    , @Truth
  61. Spanky says:
    @peterAUS

    “Pretty soon” we’ll get a stalemate … [and] have static front, in general, with tons of shelling, air/missile strikes, small unit raids etc. — peterAUS

    Yeah, about that stalemate… Is this opinion as well-informed as the one about Russia’s lack of precision guided munitions? It’s notable that the publications you generally cite in support of your opinions are western aligned and rely, heavily, upon Five Eyes intelligence agencies and NGO sources…

    • Thanks: Nancy
  62. republic says:
    @peterAUS

    Scott Ritter has said that the war should last another month

    • Replies: @Catdog
  63. EugeneGur says:

    That was said about Putin in Syria…yet to this day, the U.S. controls part of Syria.

    Putin like the mills of the Gods, grinds slowly but he will grind small, eventually.

  64. @j2

    Russians are making slow but steady advances. Ukraine tries to make small scale counterattacks and to stop Russians by fixed lines, but this does not work against Russians (and has never worked)

    So you finally came to your senses and abandoned that silly idea about the ukrainians leading a major attack on russian soil ?

  65. Anonymous[216] • Disclaimer says:

    Twitter and “free speech” will not save dying Western civilization. It’s stage 4.

    “Men think in herds, go mad in herds, but recover their senses one by one.” – Charles Mackay

    Here’s a book— The Plot Against the Church — that will help the scales fall from your eyes. The bibliography in the back is invaluable and a lot of these works can be found in PDF on Internet Archive.

  66. Further back on memory lane, the anonymous comments sections of major media were shut down around 2011.

    ‘Too labor-intense’ to have moderators they said.

    Then they went Discus.

  67. @Anon

    He’s just tiring. Best to skip past. Bitter unhappy fellow. A downer at any party.

    • Replies: @WizardWhoKnocks
  68. Catdog says:
    @republic

    That’s a bizarre statement. If the criteria for the war being over was one side having massive superiority to the extent that the victory is in no doubt, then the war was over from day 1. But the Ukrainians keep fighting despite the futility. The war can only end when Kiev agrees to a truce, which they still may not do even when they rule nothing but an office building in London. Already we see the Ukrainians strategy shifting to terrorist attacks.

  69. Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish and Israeli lobbying group. <— Did George Orwell, when he wrote 1984, deliberately transpose 1948 to 1984 to show us the year that the nation that would bring us 1984 was born?

  70. j2 says:
    @nokangaroos

    “I fail to see is an appropriate target –
    Kharkow could well backfire.”

    Anything can backfire in a war, but if Ukraine allows Russia to make war in the way Russians have planned it, then Russia will slowly but surely take the Donbas area. Therefore Ukraine must do something so that Russia cannot follow its plans. That means a large scale attack in a direction that must be protected by Russia and for that reason, if the attack is sufficiently large-scale, Russia must use so many BTGs to defend that direction that is does not have enough forces to encircle Joint Forces in Donbas. Should this happen, Russia does not have left any realistic attack possibilities as this caudron idea is the only one that still remains, the previous ideas were tried and they failed.

    There are three directions for a large attack. East from Kharkiv (to cut Izium from supplies and remove the threat of encirculating Joint Forces), towards Kherson (to threaten Crime), and towards Mariupol (to cut the corridor to Crime). The Kherson direction must be discarded as threatening Crime is not feasible. Ukraine will finally attack from the Kherson direction, but it does not solve the problem in Donbas. This attack will probably come a bit later. The direction of Mariupol is difficult to set up as Ukraine forces are too far away, and Russia can fix the corridor later after defeating Joint Forces. In a Mariupol attack direction Ukraine supply lines would be very long and the only Ukraine force to take Mariupol is the force that now defends the Southern part of the Donbas caudron.

    This leaves the Kherson direction, where Ukraine has already prepared and apparently has grouped a considerable force there. An attack from this direction threatens to cut the two railroads to Izium. As the Russian pressure to the South from Izium would lessen, Joint Forces would regain the area East from Izium and Izium might end up being encirculated. For this reason Russians must stop the attack from the Kherson direction to the East. I do not think this attack would backfire as Ukraine forces could easily withdraw to the Kharkiv direction if needed and this area is wooded and well suited for defense for Ukrainians. Russians would withdraw to Russia, but the goal of this attack is to separate Izium and to ruin the plan to encirculate Joint Forces.

    About the 50 Gepards. Gepards can do the same job as Stingers in defense, but you are correct: they are intended as short distance air defense for a moving unit. Ukraine also got 200 Polish modernized T-72s, 27 Romanian Mig-21s and some 150 pieces of artillery. Adding some of Ukrainian own planes, tanks and artillery, the country has enough weapons and troops for a large-scale operation in the Kherson direction without reducing forces from any existing front.

    • Disagree: Badger Down
    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  71. Spanky says:
    @AddOn

    “Free” speech was very carefully controlled prior to the internet era by the editors of the “free” press. This is well documented by numerous academic sources, notably Noam Chomsky in Manufacturing Consent (and no matter what you think about Chomsky, this book is notable). The internet, obviously, upset this carefully curated control, by allowing ordinary people to communicate directly and inexpensively with each other over wide geographic areas, exchanging ideas and information without intercession of any editor. That could not be allowed to continue because it threatens existing power structures, which rely upon synthetically manufactured public consent to maintain dominance.

    This was obvious in the early nineties, and some of us warned about it, only to be dismissed as conspiracy theorists. One beginning of this repression was the case of Phil Zimmerman and PGP

  72. @Ktulu

    A nuclear war limited to cities would actually cut out a lot of rot and decimate Jewish power.

  73. GMC says:

    Can the People in the West – Win the War against Free Speech ? Is more like it. Can they throw the Zionist Jew Banking System and the traitors in the USA off the Empire State building and become a country again ?

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  74. @AddOn

    I keep bringing this up with the others in my circle of veterans.. they don’t get it. The United States has, for our entire lifetime, been the high school senior that trips the middle schooler and makes him drop his books. They don’t understand how bad a peer to peer war would be. Yes, our air force MIGHT clean their clocks.. but the reality is that our airforce would be completely mauled and useless even with victory. I think our Army would also be mauled mercilessly.. people fought for America (though reality is we fought for Israel) when I was in.. now people fight for sex change surgery and a green card.

    An army’s moral commitment to the cause has a tremendous effect on its fighting and staying ability. You would never get the commitment required for.. say.. a Normandy from today’s troops. I think for the US would ironically turn to Soviet tactics of having commissars to shoot deserters to get any kind of an advance out of this crop. We don’t have enough non fatasses left in the country to make those tactics work for very long.

    • Agree: Catdog, Miro23
    • Thanks: GMC
    • Replies: @beavertales
  75. @GMC

    I’d rather deliver them all to the Iranians or Palestinians saying, “Are we cool now?”

    • LOL: GMC
  76. @Swaytonious

    Here’s something I’d like to know. How much are mercenaries (PMC’s) being paid, and who’s paying.

    It was just announced a young former marine was KIA in Ukraine. He was recruited by a PMC company. He left a young wife and a newborn child, and a secure future as a corrections officer or future cop to play army in Eastern Europe. Only a sweet offer of good lucre would make guys like him drop everything and go.

    I’ve heard other reports from Ukrainian troops that their paychecks stopped weeks ago, but this is unverified.

    Follow the money. Which agency is paying the American PMC’s?

    Reports are that the US-trained Afghani Special Forces who fled Kabul last summer were sent to work with Azov, and are now trapped in Mariupol. Were they on Kiev’s payroll, or Washington’s?

    If the Ukrainian Territorial Militia’s are only in it for the money, they’ll only have as much will to fight as the ‘Afghan Army’ when the going gets tough and the automated bank transfers stop.

    At any rate, the PMC involvement is huge and it’s flying under the radar.

    • Thanks: Orville H. Larson
    • Replies: @Wielgus
    , @Badger Down
  77. anonymous[218] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterAUS

    Its going to get worse…They just approve TAX funding for the Ministry of Desinformation as part of DHS,,,the head will be a sorority/tiktoker named …yes you got it Jenkowics..a/another JEW

  78. Wielgus says:
    @beavertales

    A Brit wounded and captured by the Russians in Nikolayev region after his unit was defeated. Maybe another PMC recruit, maybe not.

    • Replies: @RIchebourg
  79. @Wielgus

    And a couple of Americans wounded the other day….allegedly former US army trainers who decided to join up. Some of these fools are different from US intelligence rats. They are as brainwashed as the rest of the Amerikan population that Ukraine is fighting for freedom and Russia bad. Still, they deserve no mercy….by now they should know better.

    • Replies: @Wielgus
  80. Mr Gen says:
    @Anon

    You have trouble with maths?

    44,000,000,000 divided by 250,000,000 is £171

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
    , @Anon
  81. peterAUS says:
    @brostoevsky

    The plebs in the west will cheer as their freedoms are taken away. Too many Americans are desperate to comply. Like the emotionally neglected children they were they still seek approval from absent parents. The government is the surrogate. American people work too much and don’t spend enough time with their families and the other people that matter in their lives. An Xbox is not a suitable babysitter and we’re seeing the consequences of this play out in real time.

    Yep.
    Some people call it “managerial therapeutic state”. Paul Gottfried wrote quite a bit about that.
    As:
    https://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc0904/article_830.shtml

    About Russia winning, they are winning but very slowly as time serves Putin right now.

    Disagree.

    With May 9th coming I expect the possibility of a major offensive.

    I don’t. And, even if it starts happening I believe it won’t make much headway.

  82. peterAUS says:
    @j2

    Actually, there IS a third way and Ukrainians (or, better, NATO) are doing exactly that.
    Done multiple times in the history of warfare.
    Care to guess what that is?

    BTW dozens of people have already explained it, so, a quick Internet search should help.

    You appear interested in related topics. I suggest trying to practice war gaming.

    • Disagree: Badger Down
    • Replies: @j2
  83. All you need to know is this:

    The Democratic Party

    The Homosexual Pederast Party

    The ADL

    Leo Frank

    Go google 13 year old Irish Girl Mary Feigin’s mutilated corpse-autopsy photo

    The USS Liberty….who did it?

    The Ukraine War…..The ADL….
    9/11…Dancing Israel Art Students….The ADL….

    Zelensky playing his piano concerto with his penis…..The ADL….

  84. Dumbo says:

    And speaking of “cancel culture”, an American mercenary was killed in the Ukraine. His name?

    Willy Joseph CANCEL.

    I’m not sure if this means it’s a fake, or just some form of poetic justice.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-citizen-willy-joseph-cancel-killed-fighting-in-ukraine-reports/ar-AAWJUP7?ocid=uxbndlbing

    He had a pretty wife and a newborn baby, so it’s bizarre why he would go die for the stupid Ukraine.

    Perhaps American whites are just really, really dumb.

    • Replies: @GKWillie
  85. Wielgus says:
    @RIchebourg

    Vzglyad Russian website – Yandex translation edited
    British mercenary: I never received any money in Ukraine

    [MORE]

    April 29, 2022, 17:44
    Photo: vzglyad_ru/Telegram
    Text: Alexey Degtyarev
    The Ministry of Defence published a video of the interrogation of a mercenary from Britain, Andrew Hill, who fought in Ukraine, the Briton during the conversation advised everyone else who wanted to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine to think hard about whether it was worth doing.

    Hill stated that he hails from Plymouth, he himself has four children, he got to Ukraine through the territory of Poland, he was taken by bus from the Polish city of Rzeszow.

    He noted that there were seven mercenaries in his group, but he does not know who they are. Hill also noted that before entering the territory of Ukraine, he was engaged in helping refugees from this country.

    Also, the Briton evaded the question of how he received information about hiring in Rzeszow.

    “No one gave me information, I flew from home on my own and arrived at the border myself. They met me at the border and told me how they could help, then they put me on a bus to Ukraine,” he said.

    According to him, he was promised a fee for his activities, but the money never arrived. Hill also said that he had never been to other countries as a mercenary before.

    At the same time, a CZ rifle was attached to him. This is a hunting weapon created on the basis of the Mauser 98 bolt group. It is intended for sports, amateur and commercial hunting.

    Hill asked the interviewer several times if he was safe. They explained to him that he was safe, and he would be sent to a hospital, where medical assistance would be provided to treat his gunshot wound.

    The Briton added that Russian soldiers provided him with medical assistance when he was wounded.

    The day before, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that about 7,000 mercenaries from more than 60 countries had arrived in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian special operation. Among them there are citizens of Poland, USA, Canada, Romania, Great Britain and Georgia.

    On Monday, the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin gave information that from 1 to 2.5 thousand Ukrainian nationalist militants and about 400 foreign mercenaries are surrounded on the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
    (Photo of Hill, bearded and with what looks like a bandage on his head)

    • Thanks: Miro23
  86. eah says:

    TV news reporters go only to Lviv, where there isn’t a war.

    There will be one soon — Lviv is a major hub for western arms deliveries, and the Russians will target rail yards and rail and road connections to/from Lviv.

    Telegram/ASB Military NewsWestern weapons hub was hit in Ukraine’s western city of Lvov which sits right by Ukraine’s border with NATO. A significant amount of US & UK supplied material was destroyed. 3 Kalibr cruise missiles hit the target in successive hits.

    • Replies: @eah
  87. @Commentator Mike

    The US war in Ukraine has been running for more than eight years. Russia is smart enough and patient enough to let winter twist European arms. Is hypothermia a disease? The US will blow hot air, but that may not help. Hoist by their own péter.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  88. @Dieter Kief

    I et the joke: it’s still repeating on me.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  89. Bro43rd says:
    @Angharad

    OMG best yet “meanjewjew”. ROTFLOL HAHAHAHA

  90. @Kurt Knispel

    Despite your having written informative posts in the past, you’re veering dangerously out of control. Please take a deep breath and reassess.

    • Replies: @36 ulster
  91. @Badger Down

    I get the joke: it’s still repeating on me.

    Yeah, I understand that. There’s soemthing not quite right with it even as a joke.
    But then, looking a it the second time, I thought I found out what makes it tick: the 44 billion / 134 million rhythm and rhyme clamp. It would work on a comedy-stage I think, if brough forward wirhth enough tempo.
    If I had to rewite it to avoid the – still – a bit naggin’ element in it, I’d try to make it more expilcit that I’m no accountant with a calculator here. – Maybe by boasting that every single US citizen should have deserved Musk’s 44 fantastillion dollars more than the creepy folks at Twitter on whom at least some of Musk’s real world billions are pouring down liek the sweet mornin’ dew…

  92. @The Alarmist

    Lettuce, Beetroot, and Tomato sandwich: until Gherkins nudged their way in.

  93. @Angharad

    Talking ’bout AshkeNAZIS?

  94. @beavertales

    Only a sweet offer of good lucre would make guys like him drop everything and go.

    or the opportunity to murder people. Terrible having an itch you can’t scratch.

  95. @Badger Down

    The US war in Ukraine started in 1945 when the US took over the financing of the Banderite guerillas, who remained active until 1952. Evil never rests.

  96. @Mr Gen

    I make it 176 quid. Every penny counts.

  97. @Spanky

    Don’t forget the great Ed Herman who co-authored the book with Chomsky, and mauled the crap out of Monbiot over the Srebrenica ‘genocide’ for afters.

    • Thanks: Spanky
  98. Anonymous[308] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    The empire is cracking at the seams, and actually allowing people to speak would just simply break it. — Anglin

    What’s going to break the Empire is, as Anglin says, that the empire’s decay and consequent decay of world trade, people speaking the facts, and the food deficit due to hit after October 2022 plus the US ejection from Europe after the developing Ukraine/Russian Federation affair reaches a critical point.

    I’d sure hate to see any European city go up in flames, but if it must happen, let it be Brussels.

    I would expect Russian attacks on European territory to most likely be hypersonic missile attacks on warehouses, rail transport, and possibly bridges that are used to send war materiel to Ukraine. Such an attack profile would demonstrate European impotence even more effectively than images of European men’s genitals, and would not break the nuclear taboo.

    Again, any use of nuclear weapons by either side, including NATO and US, in the Russian/Ukraine conflict would stop European intervention by providing Germany and France with an excuse to reject US suzerainty over Europe.

    Old poem, from a high school English text in the 1960s. This is quoted from memory, and parts may be approximations:

    On Limited War

    Don’t you worry, honey child,
    Don’t you cry no more.
    It’s just a little old atom bomb
    in a little old limited war.

    It’s just a bitsy warhead, child,
    on little old tactical shell,
    and all it will do is to blow us all
    to a little old limited Hell.

    Remember: Always look on the bright side of life!

    • Replies: @Lurker
  99. Avianthro says:

    What’s going to stop the money spent by Musk to buy Twitter from being used by those he bought-out to create a new leftward-biased “blurt-out-your-opinion” site?

    If Musk has offended the current majority of Twitterers, won’t they just leave Twitter and go to the new site that matches their bias?

    Is Musk, and whoever his Twitter board members may be, free of bias?

    Is anyone?

    Isn’t it incumbent on those who really care about the truth to recognize that bias and cognitive error, and just plain lack of complete info, are everywhere, and to therefore survey and analyze information sources with that in mind…critical thinking 101?

    Everyone’ trying to sell something. Caveat emptor.

  100. GKWillie says:
    @Dumbo

    LOL

    Pfc Willy Cancel got permanently cancelled.

    Bet his last words were something like “Oh shit, this ain’t like wacking sand niggers! These boys can fight back! BOOM!

    I think some Limey recently bought it over there too.

    What a bunch of idiots. Darwin Award winners.

    “We will never forget Willy’s bravery and sacrifice, and Orange County’s thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time,” Neuhaus said.

    Well, at least not for the next fifteen minutes .

    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
  101. @meamjojo

    I am certain that the jews in Germany in 1928 had you same hubris. By 1933 not so much. Pogroms are coming Shlomo. Count on it.

    • LOL: meamjojo
  102. @RIchebourg

    Is he correct or not?

    The two most pressing issues of the day are Elon Musk’s plan to reinstate freedom of speech on Twitter and an impending war with Russia. Maybe these two issues can be tied together?

    AA is a fool who got on the Zion Don train and road it to the end of the goddam cliff, then he got on the Vladimir “QR Code Covid Killshot” Putin train, now he’s signing the praises of the most blatant cutout in years.

    Instead of calling Anon a troll tell us why he is wrong about Elon Cut.

  103. Lurker says:
    @Anonymous

    Rzeszow Jasionka Airport would seem a likely target. It’s in South East Poland and is the nearest Polish airport to Lviv.

    There are constant NATO flights inbound. Right now a USAF C-17 is only a few miles away, flown in from Bangor. One is on the ground, another is eastbound over Germany and a fourth eastbound has just crossed the British coast over the North Sea.

    I’ve noted a British A400 then British and Canadian C-17s do the same trip over the last few days, also British, Canadian and USAF C-130Js plus some smaller Spanish and Czech aircraft.

    Furthermore some civilian Boeing 747 freighters which may be more innocent. But probably not.

  104. Thirdtwin says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    “X could have used that \$Y billion to mail a \$Z million check to every A in the U.S.”

    I think that’s a meme now, although it is based on somebody’s actual bad math a while back. Anon had to be joking…right?

  105. Spanky says:
    @Realist

    Freedom of Speech means nothing if it does not lead to a concrete solution to the problems at hand. This continuous pissing and moaning solve nothing… — Realist

    And your concrete solution is…?

    If you think I am going to spell out in detail ways the power elite can be stopped…you’re crazy. — Realist

    https://www.unz.com/article/russia-is-back-and-so-is-history/#comment-5285889

    So, basically, this is just more continuous pissing and moaning from you (over 11,200 comments) that solves nothing.

    There is no republican v democrat. no left v right…we have a uni party system…the Deep State. — Realist

    We agree. So why not consider None of the Above as a substantive first step?

    • Replies: @Realist
  106. eah says:
    @eah

    U.S. intel helped Ukraine protect air defenses, shoot down Russian plane carrying hundreds of troopsUkrainian forces have used specific coordinates shared by the U.S. to direct fire on Russian positions and aircraft, current and former officials tell NBC News

    Soon Putin will be forced to heavily target ‘decision-making centers’ in Kiev, after threatening to do so before (after attacks on targets in Russia by the Ukrainians) — also S-400 systems could be used to effectively close the airspace over Ukraine.

  107. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    “Actually, there IS a third way and Ukrainians (or, better, NATO) are doing exactly that.
    Done multiple times in the history of warfare.
    Care to guess what that is?”

    Ukraine can withdraw from Donbas and have s shorter front to defend. This is what Russians try to force them to do. I explained two ways how to avoid this. There is additionally the defense method used by Soviets in Kursk (tanks digged in ground etc.). Kyiv Independent (web manazine) suggested that this can be like the Battle of Kursk, but I do not think so: Ukraine does not have time to set up such a defense. In Kursk Hitler waited for far too long.

    More generally I think you mean freezing the conflict and letting it cause too high losses to Russia so that it finally has to withdraw. This is the strategy against the USA that is so concerned of money and lost lives of its soldiers, but it has not been a working strategy against Russia. Russia stops for a some time, agrees on a peace, but tries the same after a few years. Unless for some other reason Russia would collapse like the Soviet Union was collapsing for other reasons in the time of the Afganistan war.

    You can see very well that Russia advances between Rubizhne and Sloviansk. With heavy artillery fixed lines of Ukraine lose too many men in constant bombings. Freezing the conflict causes Ukraine higher economic losses and finally, even with Zelensky’s talks, Ukrainians get tired with the war, the spirit does not last forever. They need another success.

    ” suggest trying to practice war gaming. ”
    Impractical advice. I do not have enough information of the current equipment and troops on both sides and I do not have a group of general staff officers to make the game and evaluation. What I can do is to reason from principles, and a principle here is that Ukraine must take the initiative and not do the war as the opponent wants to do it. The second principle is that fixed lines do not hold against artillery. Another principle is that Russia is not strong anywhere as the country is large and Russia has small forces of some 80,000 men in 92 BTGs. If Russia wants to be in many places, it is weak in many places, it it wants to be strong somewhere, it is non-existing in elsewhere. Yet another principle is that Russia left Kyiv, Chernihov and Sumy in order to have fewer fronts, thus it should be forced to fight on more fronts as it does not like having many fronts. Without the possibilities for gaming, all reasoning should be from principles.

  108. @j2

    No way in hell they can retake Cherson – I wonder why they gave it up,
    it´s such an obvious cornerstone – and Mariupol does not compute, what with
    the Sea of Azov (heh) a Russian bathtub.
    So it will be the big thing around Slavyansk, in a month or so, and it will break them.
    This should have been stopped a long time ago.

    – As for Milley channelling Falkenhayn I´m even more pessimistic
    (I mean, Falkenhayn was smart; and yes, in hindsight the French never really
    recovered from Verdun (that they should have given up in the beginning, before
    too much was invested) but that´s not comparable).

  109. j2 says:

    “So it will be the big thing around Slavyansk, in a month or so, and it will break them.”

    Russia taking Sloviansk will not break the Ukrainian defense. Joint Forces Operations will manage to withdraw, and Soviansk was already once taken in 2014 and taken back by Ukraine 2014. But as I said, Ukraine must open another front in order to stop Russian advances. Ukraine can do it. Ukraine has over 300,000 soldiers against 80,000 Russians (originally they had 120 BTGs, now only 92) and the weapons are already comparable and more is coming from the West, with the exception of air force (but Ukraine has good short distance air defense weapons). This war was to be easily won by Russia, but as it turns out, the outcome is not yet decided. Russia will not manage to take Kiev or Kharkiv, but whether it manages to take Donbas will remain to be seen. That will depend on what Ukraine does. In my opinion it must open another front in Kharkiv direction and tie some 20 Russian BTGs there into heavy battles. What could go wrong with it? Nothing, Russia already has all these 92 BTGs in Ukraine, it is only what Ukrainian unit they combat. For Ukraine it is better that they do not fight Joint Forces in Donbas but some other troops. This is because the caudron is too small for Ukraine to put there more forces. Ukraine needs more room for a new front. Russian forces must be divided into many fronts. Ukraine has the men for many fronts, Russia not.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  110. @profnasty

    truth is the opinion of gun powder

  111. Realist says:
    @Spanky

    Your obsession with my comments and replies means only one thing you are a troll.

    Furthermore your inability to come up with a concrete solution on your own displays a lack of imagination and probably intelligence. It appears you are trying to goad me into spelling out a solution to ending the power of those in control…what is your agenda?

    • LOL: Spanky
    • Replies: @Spanky
  112. Realist says:
    @Spanky

    This was obvious in the early nineties, and some of us warned about it, only to be dismissed as conspiracy theorists. One beginning of this repression was the case of Phil Zimmerman and PGP…

    So you have been pissing and moaning for at least thirty years…with never a solution.

    • LOL: Spanky
  113. @j2

    More generally I think you mean freezing the conflict and letting it cause too high losses to Russia so that it finally has to withdraw

    I don’t understand what you mean by this. When a conflict is frozen hostilities are stopped so how could there be high losses for any side? You probably meant something else.

    • Replies: @j2
  114. @j2

    I meant the Ukie counterattack to the northern pincer of the inevitable
    attempt to close the Donbass cauldron (as soon as the Russians have freedom
    of maneuver) will break the Ukies´back; they are loathe to give up their
    positions in Donbass … sure, they are well entrenched but that´s it.
    Russia will have to take Kharkow anyway – and they have begun to seriously
    strike the railway infrastructure
    (the only Russian source – that I can read anyway – not blocked heresaround is TASS,
    and they don´t say much)
    Ukie morale has surprised on the upside, but it remains to be seen if they have enough
    (((kommissars))) – the same for the Russians but Donbass and (probably future)
    Transdnjistr forces have much to lose.

    • Replies: @j2
  115. Spanky says:
    @Realist

    It appears you are trying to goad me into spelling out a solution to ending the power of those in control…what is your agenda? — Realist

    You complain about a lack of concrete solutions to the problems at hand being posted for discussion, coyly hint about a solution, then… nothing but insults and ad hominens when pressed. My agenda, as far as you’re concerned? Put up or shut up, Realist.

    What is your agenda, Realist? What are you fishing for?

    Here’s a nibble… A direct, populist political attack on the legitimacy of deep state rule, as exercised through its uni-party, by rejecting all uni-party candidates for elective office by writing in None of the Above — thereby unambiguously revoking our consent, individually and collectively, to be governed by deep state uni-party candidates at the polls…

    None of the Above is a simple, concrete first step toward a solution to ending the power of those in control…

    Try, Realist, to answer with something other than deflection, insult and ad hominen… or simply treat us to another display of a lack of imagination and probably intelligence.

    • Replies: @Realist
  116. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    I expressed myself unclearly. peterAUS suggested earlier that this develops to a long war. There will be times without hostilities, freezing the conflict, and times of war. Russia will suffer from economic issues and from losses during the period of war and finally there is the TIME when Ukraine attacks. However, Ukraine suffers more from this situation and I do not think they want this solution.

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @peterAUS
  117. j2 says:
    @nokangaroos

    “I meant the Ukie counterattack to the northern pincer of the inevitable
    attempt to close the Donbass cauldron (as soon as the Russians have freedom
    of maneuver) will break the Ukies´back; they are loathe to give up their
    positions in Donbass … sure, they are well entrenched but that´s it.
    Russia will have to take Kharkow anyway – and they have begun to seriously
    strike the railway infrastructure.”

    Maybe so, but let me give you the military situation as I see it. Russia has 92 BTGs in Ukraine. 30 BTGs are in the South, so to make it round, 60 BTGs are in the Donbas area. Each BTG has 10 tanks and c. 800 men, let us speak only of tanks and men to make this simple. So, Russia has 900 tanks and max 80,000 men. Ukraine has over 300,000 men and c. 1000 tanks. Of this force in Donbas are c. 50,000 men and maybe 170 tanks (my guess, originally there were 44,000 men, but they were reinforced and had losses.) There are now forces fighting in Kharkiv, both Ukraine and Russia, we leave them there and talk of a new Ukraine army mainly equipped by Western aid and amassed close to Kharkiv.

    Consider an Ukraine attack East from Kharkiv with 300 tanks and 60,000 men. This attack threatens to cut the railroads to Izium and later to encirculate Izium. What force Russia puts against it?

    Russia puts 0 BTGs, then Ukraine attack encirculates Izium and Russians cannot do their plan.

    Russia puts 10 BTGs. As Russians are not so good in defense (Russians never need to defend), this 1 to 3 overpower of Ukraine is not what Russians would like. This they will not do.

    Russia puts 40 BTSs or more. Now they could push back the Ukraine attack, but it would stop to Kharkiv, but Russians cannot do this. Because if they do, there is only 20 BTGs against the Joint Force Operations 50,000 men and they will take back all areas Russia got in Donbas.

    So, none of these. What is left?
    Russia puts 20-30 BTGs . There will be 30-40 BTGs left in the Donbas area. Russians cannot encirculate Donbas with this force and they cannot defeat the Ukraine attack with this force.
    This is the end of the Russian plan.

    Your move.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  118. @j2

    The most sensible option – nuking Tel Aviv – is not on the table, the first US
    mercenary volunteer has been killed, USrael will lend-lease to the
    last Ukie (if that wasn´t the Plan in the first place).
    I agree Russia´s position is not splendid, absolute priority should go to the axis
    Nikolaev -> Odessa (beati sunt possidentes, besides it cuts shipping without
    giving USrael a subterfuge to intervene navally, a distant possibility anyway).
    The axis Kharkow -> Saporoshye can wait; maybe start a Warszaw-type
    uprising in Kharkow (you no doubt know the Red Army deliberately sat it out and
    watched the Polish Home Army massacred – as a population-political measure;
    that should not be repeated).
    An attack East from Kharkow can probably be left to the air assets –
    in WWII the Russians have shown mediocre in the offense but superior in the
    defense – I do not expect much showing from an Ukie Volkssturm combined arms
    operation.
    All that is moot of course – the Ukies are busy building muscle, and the ground takes time
    drying up; my information is limited (but sufficient to reject what is broadcast
    publicly) and I´m not the gambling type
    (The Jew must defend Odessa – as per Sun Tzu the surest way to force
    the enemy to do your bidding).

  119. annamaria says:

    “FactCheck.org had been founded all the way back in 2003 by the Annenberg Foundation, a Jewish activist and lobbying group run by the Annenberg family.” https://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/about/

    — Well. The Jewish activist and lobbying group run by the Annenberg family has missed the creation of self-proclaimed Nazi death squads by the President of the Jewish Community of Ukraine Mr. Kolomojsky whose triple citizenship includes Israeli citizenship.

    The Annenberg family missed noticing that 14000 human beings of all ages (including babies) were murdered by the self-proclaimed Nazi death squads founded and funded by the President of the Jewish Community of Ukraine Mr. Kolomojsky.

    The Annenberg family also completely missed the fact of a cordial collaboration between Mrs. Nuland (of Jewish extraction and married to a Zionist Robert Kagan) with followers of Stepan Bandera (Banderites) and the self-proclaimed Ukrainian Nazis.

    The Annenberg family pretends that there were no Minsk agreements signed by France and Germany, the implementation of which would stop immediately the murder of pro-federalists in eastern Ukraine by the self-proclaimed Nazi death squads founded and funded by the President of the Jewish Community of Ukraine Mr. Kolomojsky.

    The implementation of the Minsk agreements was sabotaged by Mr. Zelensky (of Jewish extraction) who became fabulously wealthy after becoming the president of Ukraine on a promise to implement the Minsk agreements. He betrayed the electorate and joined the MIC in getting a profitable war with Russia.

    Shame on you, the Annenberg family. You have betrayed and spat on everything that is good in Jewish tradition and sided, opportunistically, with scoundrels and self-proclaimed Nazis.

    https://www.forbes.com/profile/annenberg/?sh=4d5e21cc6afe

  120. Realist says:
    @Spanky

    Here’s a nibble… A direct, populist political attack on the legitimacy of deep state rule, as exercised through its uni-party, by rejecting all uni-party candidates for elective office by writing in None of the Above — thereby unambiguously revoking our consent, individually and collectively, to be governed by deep state uni-party candidates at the polls…

    Well, at least you came up with a proposal. Your situational awareness is sorely lacking. Biden is the titular president of the United States. He was born stupid and is now brain dead…yet the people of this country do nothing to stop this nightmare. The people that control this country are inciting a nuclear war with Russia….yet the people of this country do nothing to stop this nightmare. The U. S. government has just announced the creation of the Ministry of Truth…yet the dumb bastards of this country will do nothing.

    Are these the people you are going to lead on a direct, populist political attack on the legitimacy of deep state rule, as exercised through its uni-party, by rejecting all uni-party candidates for elective office by writing in None of the Above — thereby unambiguously revoking our consent, individually and collectively, to be governed by deep state uni-party candidates at the polls…???

    The Deep State/Power Elite or whatever you want to call them did not gain control only to lose it to a few who refuse to vote. They have come this far after decades of effort…only force will stop them. Throwing a childish hissy fit will not cut it.

    In no way will the electoral system play a part in the salvation of this country.

    Try, Realist, to answer with something other than deflection, insult and ad hominen… or simply treat us to another display of a lack of imagination and probably intelligence.

    I chose the nom de plume of Realist because I believe in reality.

    • Replies: @Spanky
  121. anon[278] • Disclaimer says:

    This Craberra guy did tours in Iraq. He joined a private army company . Soon he was heard to be dead while fighting in Ukraine .

    Is this the replay of ISIS movie ? Unemployed Saddm’s solders joining US training centers in Jordan before getting blown up by Syria-Russia-Iran ?
    American free speech is meeting its match in ISIS free speech.

  122. G J T says:

    I still have yet to hear Andrew (who I’m fond of and read daily) or anyone else articulate a convincing argument for how Russian imperialism and a Eurasian-based global power dynamic would work to the benefit of white people in the west. I have also not yet heard he or anyone else provide one single example of Putin expressing concern or sympathy for our people who are currently suffering under a global, systematic, multi-faceted war of extermination against us.

    Perhaps someone here can enlighten me on how Putin flexing on and humiliating the west by way of conquering Ukraine will result in tangible, long-term gains for white right-wing men in the west. Schadenfreude or laughing at ZOG West vicariously through ZOG East do not count. An optimistic speculation as to how a significantly strengthened Russian regime would handle a crippled and helpless America or Europe (which seems to be what these people are hoping for) also does not count.

    No matter how you spin it, and no matter how decisively the American regime is theoretically brought to heel, we white westerners will suffer at the hands of someone, because the reality is NO ONE is looking out for our interests. We don’t take back our nations by being conquered or being under the jackboot of other, more powerful nations. Rooting for Russia to expedite the collapse of our nations with the assumption they’d then be handed back to us on a silver platter, is utterly absurd. But that appears to be the delusion these Putin shills are operating under.

    The Putin shills on the dissident right have been so demoralized, so starved of any political victory, that they’ve concocted an entirely fictional scenario that is contrary to everything history has shown us, and contrary to what the relevant parties themselves have shown themselves to be. Putin has zero interest in the future of the American people, our tradition and our children. Undermining ZOG to the extent where historical changes materialize will only give us new enemies. No one is coming to save you.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Replies: @annamaria
  123. Anon[222] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr Gen

    The population of the U.S. is 325 million, not 250 million. Keep up, Boomer.

  124. peterAUS says:
    @j2

    ….Impractical advice….

    O.K.

  125. peterAUS says:
    @j2

    …peterAUS suggested earlier that this develops to a long war. There will be times without hostilities, freezing the conflict, and times of war…

    That’s not, really, what peterAUS suggested. Meant actually . He meant/means that there will be a stalemate along LONG front lines in Ukraine. There will, most definitely, be a LOT of hostilities , as missile/rocket/shell/bomb/etc firing all across/over it. Also, there will be a lot of sniping, small unit probes, raids, incursions etc.
    The line, in general, will be stable. In….general. It will also be shifting, constantly, up to a couple of kms.

    The stalemate will serve to properly prepare NATO, I mean Ukraine, for MAJOR incursions later on.
    Incursion and then, again, a stalemate with a LOT of hostilities.
    Probably a Russian (counter)incursion too. Etc. As those borders between states in “1984”.

    The sole purpose, for NATO, is to weaken RF. W….e…a….k…….e…n..
    Weakening will mean increasing instability within RF and, hopefully (for NATO) a chance for regime change in Moscow.

    So, again, my (simple) take is:
    The Russian offensive (whatever this WW1 type “phase 2” is supposed to mean…) will fizzle out soon enough.
    We’ll get a strategic stalemate, as described above. S….t…r…a..t…e…g…i…c.
    In tactical/operational sense we will, during that stalemate, have high intensity fighting here and there. The front will move some KMs either way/back/whatever. Blah…blah….I wrote something like this a couple of weeks after the start of this debacle.

    No matter what Rusophiles or, worse, Putintards imagine, that’s what’s going to happen. Even a mobilization in Russia won’t make any difference, except more death and destruction for both sides there. Greater instability in RF, too.

    M.I.C will love it. Banking/financial system too, of course. Ruling elites everywhere too. Including Russia; unless they do get replaced, that is.

    1 % everywhere win; the rest, especially in Russia and even more in Ukraine lose.
    What’s not to like?

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @j2
  126. @GKWillie

    Willy Cancel was “cancelled,” as it were, fighting for Zelensky, a corrupt, bought-and-paid-for lackey of the U.S. and Israel. Well done, Cancel.

    According to the USA Today story, Cancel got a Bad Conduct Discharge (aka “Big Chicken Dinner”) from the Corps for “violating a lawful general order.” He worked as a correctional officer at a private prison in Tennessee. I’m wondering how the hell Cancel got that prison job despite getting a BCD.

  127. annamaria says:
    @G J T

    “Putin has zero interest in the future of the American people… Undermining ZOG to the extent where historical changes materialize will only give us new enemies. No one is coming to save you.”
    — Comments:
    1. According to your post, don’t touch ZOG! or we will have “new enemies.” Who exactly are these perspective “new enemies?”
    2. Who is supposed to “save you?” Could you put your sweet pacifier aside and become an adult? The Zionized US is a gangster state feeding on the blood and flesh and stolen wealth of the weaker countries. It seems that you are fine with the status quo and want the mass slaughter and massive looting to continue uninterrupted to feel good.

    Russia cares not about the US and will be happy to cut off all ties to the rotten empire. Russians have their problems to solve. Just leave them alone. It is the rotten Empire of Lies and Hypocrisy, which has been annoying and attacking Russia.

    “We don’t take back our nations by being conquered.” — You mean, you are not aware that “our nations” (the western civilization) are already conquered? Have you heard about MIC and holobiz?

    • Replies: @G J T
  128. annamaria says:
    @peterAUS

    “peterAUS” do you belong to a bellingcat brigade?
    https://thesaker.is/sitrep-operation-z-17/

    The 2nd in command of Bellingcat [the MI6/CIA fat and ignorant cutout] said Russia would “collapse” by the coming Sunday, on March 4th.

    The reality:

    the US will continue to send weaponry to Ukraine, until there is no longer any Ukrainian soldier capable of wielding it. Russia will proceed to destroy these weapons before they reach the line of contact, and if they do they will be captured.

    The US will resort to all kinds of mercenaries, including regular troops from its NATO satellites. The devastation of Europe, starting with the Eastern countries, will be inevitable. The decrepit colonial Europe, militarily occupied by the US since the end of WWII, will know the pains of being a colony. And it will discover itself as a disposable resource in the hands of its owner.

    Conceived by Imperium as another Afghanistan for Russia, the war in Ukraine will become the new Vietnam for the US. On the wide horizon steppes of Ukraine, the US will lose its sense of perspective. And it will find itself with no way out.

    There is no reason for Russia to be in a hurry. Not least because the war leads to a stalemate. We will come to the brink of nuclear Armageddon.

    It is so touching and predictable that an admirer of Bandera followers (peterAUS) finds a receptive ear and understanding from a talmudist (j2).

    • Replies: @j2
  129. @Badger Down

    I’m off to the ‘oo to shoot all those Commie ‘ebras!

  130. GenFranco says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    Hey, buddy. We speak ENGLISH on this site. Translate please.

  131. GenFranco says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    This must be fake. Knispel sounds like a Fed, ADL, or Israeli trainee trying desperately to hit all the talking points from his guidelines for creating a fake internet presence, whereupon he is called out by his supervisor or mentor for “going overboard on the buzzwords.”

    Also, you forgot to mention that all of the above are secretly controlled by the Jesuits.

  132. G J T says:
    @annamaria

    1. According to your post, don’t touch ZOG! or we will have “new enemies.” Who exactly are these perspective “new enemies?”

    Egregiously dishonest interpretation of my comments. I want ZOG to be dismantled so I can have my country back, and nowhere in any of my comment history will you find me arguing otherwise. But that does not mean I’m willing to just swap out the current Jewish anti-white regime with another Jewish anti-white regime whose current national dynamics happen to superficially portray said regimes as less hostile to my nation and people than our own. Russia and China are not friendly or even ambivalent towards our people, the latter especially. I could go on for hours citing examples of how the Russians and Chinese express nothing but animosity and vengefulness for our white western nations (not just governments). And these are the people you wish to expedite the collapse of our homelands?

    Those are the new enemies we’d be dealing with if we got the current American regime out of the way. It’s bizarre that I even have to articulate this.

    I expect Russia to do whatever is within their means to further the strength, influence and status of their nation. What I don’t expect and find appalling is D-R personalities actively cheering on those aims at the ultimate expense of our own nations once these antagonist world powers have obtained the power to subjugate our people in whatever way they deem necessary to strengthen their own state and punish us for the transgressions of the empire. Punish us and implement measures meant to assure the threat is neutralized for decades to come. The German people could tell you a little about this, seeing as they suffered brutally and were generationally humiliated not once but twice after finding themselves on the losing end of the world wars.

    But hey, I’m sure Putin and the Chinese regime will just give us a pass out of the goodness of their hearts and give us free reign to establish our own independent, self-determining nations under largely traditional American principles that they unambiguously classify as Nazism, “cavemen nationalism,” and arrogant chauvinism- I.e the belief in the exceptional greatness that characterizes much of the early American nation. Yes, this all makes perfect sense.

    Because ultimately what people fail to understand is that these regimes are not actually at war with the governments of our great white nations – in fact much of the true power-wielding figures in each nation are all colluding far beneath the surface to achieve similar aims. What the powers such as Russia and China are at war with is western civilization itself, for which our rulers have zero investment in whatsoever. They are at war with US, because it is we who can still carry on this legacy of our civilizations they hold in such contempt.

    I pray to God Almighty that we break free of these demonic regimes at any cost, but that liberation coming at the hands of confirmed enemies of our history and civilization will be short-lived and farcical and only replace one variation of oppression and white genocide with another.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @annamaria
  133. j2 says:
    @annamaria

    “It is so touching and predictable that an admirer of Bandera followers (peterAUS) finds a receptive ear and understanding from a talmudist (j2). ”

    Dear annamaria. It is not that peterAUS is a Bandera admirer or that I am a talmudist. It is simply that peterAUS and me have some minor understanding of military issues. I guess we both also dislike the style of war that Russia makes, but that is because war is today played by rules and Russia is breaking these rules. Some centuries ago the Russian style (stealing from, raping and killing civilians) would have been the normal way that everybody expects from an army.

    • Replies: @Spanky
  134. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    I see your point and am corrected. Yes, you did not accept my claim that the USA and the West will give Ukraine enough weapons to win the war. Your view is possible. The USA and UK may have the intention of weakening Russia with a long war. That would be a devilish plan for Ukraine and the EU as the war will harm the economy of Ukraine but also of EU. I can imagine that the feared ((ziocons)) and ((ukrinazis)) are dreaming of such vicious plans, but let us be realistic and look at the military stuff Ukraine has already got.

    The USA and the West have already given enough weapons to Ukraine that it will not need to take this long war option. If it does, it will accept ruining its economy, in half-a-year losing the spirit if there is no notable success to explain why Mariupol fighters were left where they are, and finally losing this war.

    With the weapons they already got Ukraine can make a large scale counterattack and with it ruin Russian chances of winning this war. Looking at the visually verified losses in oryx, Ukraine has not yet used Polish tanks, Romanian Mig-21s or Western artillery. I conclude that they must be intended for an operation of the size of these weapons enhanced by some Ukrainian weapons. Russia will make a logical choice if/when there is no chance of winning this time. It will make a peace for this time, but this time may turn out to last long enough for Ukraine to join the EU and NATO.

    But we will see what happens soon enough because if Ukraine makes a counterattack it will come in not so far future.

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  135. @Anon

    This post is likely a joke alluding to a certain female of blackness who actually made a similarly absurd arithmetic mistake a while ago and—of course—accused those who pointed out her error of being “racists”.

  136. @G J T

    I do not quite get your doom-n-gloom.

    Sure, the Cossacks and the Mongols are eeebil rapists an sheet, but what´s the
    absolute worst that could happen? Invasion and de-neoconification are
    out of the question (contrary to what Chuck Norris would have you believe)
    however desirable; you will be kicked out of Europe and the WestPac where you
    have no business in the first place, and no one will talk to you unless you bribe him
    or hold a gun to his head iow you will be like Little Britain only bigger.
    You will still be obliged to prop up Israel which will be a bit harder because the
    Germans (“the EU”) will take Gibraltar (they already did it once, remember?)
    and extend Montreux status over the Mediterranean (i.e. navigation will be a bit
    freer except for non-riparian navies).
    The latter point will hurt all the less as you´ll probably have to sell the Navy
    to China/Japan to feed your joggers.
    Your brain parasites are the most resilient part of you – there simply is no way
    of getting rid of them without disturbing the Empire.

  137. annamaria says:
    @G J T

    ‘Russia and China are at war with western civilization … They are at war with US, because it is we who can still carry on this legacy of our civilizations they hold in such contempt.”

    — First, the “contempt” slander is just a projection – no one is better at destroying the western civilization than the servile US government genuflecting for the Jewish Lobby. And who is destroying the monuments to the heroes of American history in America? Ever heard about woke people in the US? You also need to check the age of Chinese civilization, by the way.

    And what is this “legacy of our civilizations” in American terms – Bush the lesser, standing in a ridiculous outfit and proclaiming “they hate us for our freedom?”
    “They” hate the US for killing their children and bombing out their schools, maternity wards, and sacred cemeteries. From Vietnam to Yugoslavia, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and now Ukraine, the US has been destroying other peoples’ civilizations while violating all the rules and conventions of western civilization. Are Cheney, Obama, Albright, and Pompeo representatives of western civilization? What about Wolfowitz and McCain?

    Chinese and Russians want to have fair trade. The Banksters, the MIC, and the Jewish Lobby want world domination by any means. They want this domination, even if a nuclear war will consume the planet. What are these \$33 billion for? – For murder and the MIC’s mega-profits.

    “Biden Wants Massive \$33 Billion Funding Boost For Ukraine—Including \$20 Billion In Military Aid”
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereksaul/2022/04/28/biden-to-ask-for-33-billion-in-additional-funding-to-support-ukraine-including-20-billion-in-military-aid/?sh=7131d6487d73

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  138. Spanky says:
    @Realist

    I chose the nom de plume of Realist because I believe in reality. — Realist

    I chose the nom de plume Spanky because it was my dog’s name and available.

    The Deep State/Power Elite or whatever you want to call them did not gain control only to lose it to a few who refuse to vote. They have come this far after decades of effort…only force will stop them. — Realist

    We agree, up to a certain point. But, None of the Above is not a refusal to vote — it is a vote to refuse one’s consent. To say no, politically, to governance by uni-party candidates.

    Did you get vaccinated for COVID-19? I did not. I did not consent to be jabbed with an experimental mRNA “vaccine” despite all the mandated coercion and propaganda. Many others were not so fortunate, if they needed to remain employed. They had no choice. Well, that’s not exactly true — they could choose with which experimental “vaccine” to be jabbed. But still, they were forced and unable to refuse their consent — say no to any jab at all — if reliant upon a paycheck to survive…

    Our inability to reject deep state uni-party candidates is similar because our consent cannot be withheld — your consent is assumed, even if you do not vote. Thus, Americans are forced to choose between uni-party candidates at the polls, which allows the deep state to dominate American politics and rule without regard to our consent.

    But you are right — the deep state will not give up their dominance and power without a fight. So why do you want to make it easy for them? You argue that force is the only answer, and that might well be true. But how do you intend to organize, deploy and employ that force? Are Americans supposed to spontaneously and simultaneously grab their guns, run out into the street and… do what, exactly?

    That Americans — whom you deride as the people of this country do nothing to stop this nightmare and are indoctrinated, divided and ruled by deep state propaganda — will magically unite one day and simply throw off our chains?

    That’s delusion, not realism.

    Your situational awareness is sorely lacking. — Realist

    I travel a good bit and am constantly surprised at the number of people I meet who understand just how FUBAR things are in this country. They know about the lies surrounding COVID, its “vaccines”, and suppressed, effective treatments. They know Biden is brain-dead, the 2020 election a fraud, and that January 6 was not a coup but a false flag fuck you. They know [t]he people that control this country are inciting a nuclear war with Russia. What they don’t know is how to effectively oppose the deep state.

    They don’t know where to start, how to unite, or organize in opposition. And that is what None of the Above is — a starting place, rally point, and organizing principle.

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  139. Spanky says:
    @j2

    I guess we both also dislike the style of war that Russia makes, but that is because war is today played by rules and Russia is breaking these rules. — j2

    Thanks, I needed a good laugh.

    …the Russian style (stealing from, raping and killing civilians)… — j2

    If you don’t mind, please provide proof of this claim, that does not originate in Ukrainian or U.S. / NATO propaganda. Meantime, you might want to consider the numerous Ukrainian civilian accounts of Ukrainian nationalist behavior.

    …peterAUS and me have some minor understanding of military issues. — j2

    We agree.

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  140. peterAUS says:
    @j2

    Well…you are definitely an odd man out here. Actually, on today’s Internet

    Having strong beliefs, in a disagreement here and there and, still, civil and thoughtful in communication. That’s definitely commendable and demands a similar reply.

    I see your point and am corrected. Yes, you did not accept my claim that the USA and the West will give Ukraine enough weapons to win the war. Your view is possible.

    Firstly, you have to define what “winning” means in this war. What are, EXACTLY, NATO war objectives. What the regime in Kiev wants, feels, thinks, believes is of no importance whatsoever.
    As soon as NATO realized (within a week, tops…) that RF would fail in achieving their war objectives they got involved and we now have a war between NATO and RF. Ukraine simply provides manpower for that war.
    The NATO objective, IMHO, is regime change in Moscow.

    The USA and UK may have the intention of weakening Russia with a long war

    NATO has the intention to change the regime in Moscow.

    That would be a devilish plan for Ukraine and the EU as the war will harm the economy of Ukraine but also of EU.

    EU isn’t a player here. USA is. Or, better, something else but let’s not muddle the waters here too much. Another conversation.

    I can imagine that the feared ((ziocons)) and ((ukrinazis)) are dreaming of such vicious plans…

    You imagine well, and I call them TPTBs.

    The USA and the West have already given enough weapons to Ukraine that it will not need to take this long war option. If it does, it will accept ruining its economy, in half-a-year losing the spirit if there is no notable success to explain why Mariupol fighters were left where they are, and finally losing this war.

    I’ll reiterate: nobody asks the regime in Kiev what it wants, feels, thinks, believes, whatever. Their only role is to provide enough manpower for the war.

    With the weapons they already got Ukraine can make a large scale counterattack and with it ruin Russian chances of winning this war.

    Let’s agree to disagree.

    Looking at the visually verified losses in oryx, Ukraine has not yet used Polish tanks, Romanian Mig-21s or Western artillery. I conclude that they must be intended for an operation of the size of these weapons enhanced by some Ukrainian weapons.

    I don’t. These weapons will be used to enhance active defense along critical axis. Active defense means local counterattacks only as we’ve seen a couple of times so far. Definitely not an operational, and Hell no strategic counterattack.

    Russia will make a logical choice if/when there is no chance of winning this time. It will make a peace for this time, but this time may turn out to last long enough for Ukraine to join the EU and NATO.

    There will not be any peace on the ground there. Along the LONG border we’ll have constant low level conventional warfare with the sole objective to weaken RF, economically first and foremost. That weakening, then, can help to change the regime in Moscow.

    But we will see what happens soon enough because if Ukraine makes a counterattack it will come in not so far future.

    Good idea.

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  141. Realist says:
    @Spanky

    Did you get vaccinated for COVID-19?

    No, I did not but I had a rather nasty bout with Covid and now I have natural immunity.

    Our inability to reject deep state uni-party candidates is similar because our consent cannot be withheld — your consent is assumed, even if you do not vote. Thus, Americans are forced to choose between uni-party candidates at the polls, which allows the deep state to dominate American politics and rule without regard to our consent.

    The government is free to assume anything they like about my consent. I don’t vote, so the only thing I have to choose on election day is how I can spend my time in a worthy manner.

    You argue that force is the only answer, and that might well be true. But how do you intend to organize, deploy and employ that force?

    I don’t intend to do any of that, I am in my upper seventies. But those who are smart and want to be successful will choose guerilla warfare.

    That Americans — whom you deride as the people of this country do nothing to stop this nightmare and are indoctrinated, divided and ruled by deep state propaganda — will magically unite one day and simply throw off our chains?

    That’s delusion, not realism.

    I agree, but I did not say that would happen…I said it should happen. It is very much up in the air what the populace will do. I tend to be pessimistic about that. But then why piss and moan…just enjoy the buggering.

    What they don’t know is how to effectively oppose the deep state.

    They don’t know where to start, how to unite, or organize in opposition. And that is what None of the Above is — a starting place, rally point, and organizing principle.

    Well, as I said above guerrilla tactics are best. Keep organization to a minimum…organizations are easy to spot and infiltrate. Units should not act in unison. Small hit and run attacks are best.

    • LOL: Spanky
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    , @Spanky
  142. peterAUS says:
    @Realist

    Maybe a good read for that “organizing” thing:
    https://ia800203.us.archive.org/25/items/BurnhamJamesTheMachiavellians/Burnham%2C%20James%20-%20The%20Machiavellians.pdf

    Could clarify some possibilities and related methodologies.

    My 2 cents anyway.

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  143. Realist says:

    Could clarify some possibilities and related methodologies.

    Not a chance I would expose myself to legal problems.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  144. Given that almost anything coming out of Russia about Ukraine is a lie, it’s rather ridiculous to whine about censorship. There is plenty out there from reliable sources, and they tell far different story than Putin’s lies.

    Grow up Anglin. The world does not work as Putin would like.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  145. peterAUS says:
    @Realist

    Oh boy.
    You haven’t even read the table of contents.

    Moving on.

    • Replies: @Realist
  146. 36 ulster says:
    @A B Coreopsis

    Maybe he’s trying to out-do Haxo in the field of Joo Jargon.

  147. Truth says:
    @Angharad

    What are the last four letters in “Askenazi?”

  148. annamaria says:
    @Quartermaster

    “There is plenty out there from reliable sources…”
    https://thesaker.is/foreign-minister-sergey-lavrovs-interview-with-the-xinhua-news-agency-china-april-30-2022/

    If the United States and NATO are truly interested in settling the Ukrainian crisis, then, first, they must come to their senses and stop supplying weapons and ammunition to Kiev. The Ukrainian people do not need Stingers and Javelins; what they need is a solution to urgent humanitarian issues. …

    It is high time for the West to stop unconditionally whitewashing and covering up for Kiev. Otherwise, … Washington, Brussels and other Western capitals should consider their responsibility for complicity in the bloody crimes perpetrated by the Ukrainian nationalists.

    The Ziocon-controlled governing apparatus of the US has intensified its offensive against freedom of information and freedom of speech. Truthful information about Ukraine and Ukrainian self-proclaimed Nazis has become hate speech.

    The Consortium News had its PayPal account canceled and PayPal stole its funds without any explanation because Ziocons do not like honest journalists. Ziocons want their “truth” to prevail. For example, David Fishman, professor of Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary, explained that Ukrainian Nazis are good Nazis because they “don’t attack Jews or Jewish institutions in Ukraine.” Sure. The Ukrainian Nazis have been paid by Jews such as Nuland-Kagan for years. Banderites have become Semite-led Untermenschen.

    PayPal also froze the account of MintPressNews. MintPressNews investigated Epstein’s affair and those who funded the dirty pedophile, namely, the Mossad-connected Mega Group of wealthy Israel-firsters. The US’ “free press” still did not publish a list of Epstein’s clientele.
    https://stage.mintpressnews.com/mega-group-maxwells-mossad-spy-story-jeffrey-epstein-scandal/261172/

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  149. Pajeet says:
    @Anon

    You’re bad at math.

  150. @peterAUS

    Thank you for linking to this important book. I did not know that it could be found online.

    As you might know, Joseph Sobran deeply admired Burnham and said that in his early years at National Review, he learned more from Burnham than from anyone else. Many years later, he wrote that the ever lower regard that Buckley and those closest to him accorded to Burnham paralleled the journal’s loss of depth and substance—and was indeed one of the defining characteristics of that loss.

    Sobran also spoke warmly about The Machiavellians, although, pace Burnham, he agreed with Willmoore Kendall that Machiavelli indeed was what he is conventionally thought to be: an underminer of freedom and traditional Christian virtue and morality rather than their defender.

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  151. peterAUS says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    Well…my take is that whoever wishes to get practical the book is a very good read. Even compulsory.

    It clarifies some options, possibilities and methodologies. More importantly it helps clearing some delusions and wishful thinking. Prevents also, I believe, wasting both time and energy, and even helps with keeping out of unnecessary trouble.

    Highly recommended.

    • Agree: Pierre de Craon
  152. Spanky says:
    @Realist

    The government is free to assume anything they like about my consent. I don’t vote… — Realist

    So you’re not willing to discuss effective political opposition, nor understand the political dimension within which any organized opposition must operate. Your argument, if it can be called that, is simply that localized resistance should spontaneously begin random bloodletting for any reason, or no reason, which makes it easy for any resistance to the deep state be demonized by its press and picked off by its regime. You do realize the structure of U.S. police, intelligence and military forces are optimized to counter this type threat…

    I don’t intend to do any of that, I am in my upper seventies. But those who are smart and want to be successful will choose guerilla warfare. — Realist

    So you’re a lets you and him fight kinda guy…

    That Americans … will magically unite one day and simply throw off our chains? — Spanky

    I agree, but I did not say that would happen…I said it should happen. — Realist

    Words fail me — you believe in magic.

    It is very much up in the air what the populace will do. — Realist

    We agree. But you are entirely focused on bloodshed and terror. Useless bloodshed and pointless terror.

    I tend to be pessimistic about that [what the populace will do]. — Realist

    Given what you think, as expressed by your comments, I can understand why…

    But then why piss and moan…just enjoy the buggering. — Realist

    Indeed, why are you pissing and moaning? What are you fishing for?

    …organizations are easy to spot and infiltrate. — Realist

    We agree. Which is one reason why a broad-based public resistance to the deep state must be rooted in the Constitution and based on the natural rights principle of consent. That you cannot see this point indicates you are well indoctrinated and heavily propagandized, and do not understand the absolute necessity for the deep state to maintain its legitimacy to govern in the public’s eyes. Why else would the deep state’s uni-party, its candidates and politicians, and all the other trappings of democracy be necessary if the deep state wields absolute power? It does not, and depends upon the illusion of democracy to rule us. Pierce that illusion, and you force both the American people and the deep state to confront that reality.

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  153. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    OK, annamaria, let us discuss what this war is about.

    First, let us look at Russia. Russia’s army is a defensive army because in the history of Russia the country has been attacked many times (by Mongols, Swedes, Poles, French, in a sense English, Germans) and since WWII NATO has been the potential attacker. This means that Russian army is not for military operations in other countries, like the US army is because nobody has a real possibility of attacking the USA (excluding a nuclear attack). Russia can make and does make military operations in its neighborhood. Also they have basically a defensive nature, though for the attacked country they certainly feel like invasions. But here is a difference to the USA. Russian army is for defensing the country, its task is not military invasions. Therefore Russia uses only half of its standing army in a military operation, like forcing a nearby smaller country to accept the “rightful” demands for security that Russia has. Think about this for a while and what it implies.

    It implies that though Russia has 9000 tanks, these tanks cannot be used in Ukraine. These tanks are from the 900,000 wartime army that has the task to defend Russia against NATO. Though Russia has 700 fighter jets, these jets are not for conquering Ukraine, they are for defending against a possible NATO attack. Only artillery Russia has so much that it can be spared. Think also what this implies.

    It implies that if Ukraine already destroyed/captured 1000 Russian tanks (oryx has a visial of 600, so 1000 may be close to correct), then Russia can replace these 1000, but after that only some hundreds can be spared. If Ukraine already destroyed 200 Russian planes (mainly fighter jets), then Russia still can operate with half of its jets, but it cannot lose much more than it already lost. It follows that if the Donbas encirculation plan fails, Russia does not have more power that it wants to put to this conflict. Russia is now using the power it can use in this war. It has made only small advances with quite heavy cost. Russia not winning this war means that it will not reach the operational goals it has set for this war, and that may very well be the result.

    Ukraine winning this war means that Ukrainians feel having won the war. It may mean getting back the lost areas, but if the government can correctly explain the issue the the people, it may also mean that they stopped Russian attack and survived against all odds. Ukraine has a good chance of winning this war in one of these senses. It is not a trivial issue, as depending on what happens, the people may also feel that they lost the war. Both outcomes are yet possible.

    As for the USA goal for this war. I agree with many people in this forum that there are many lies in the West, such as the Holocaust story. Yet, I do not think everything can be derived from Zionism. There is also real politics. It is largely international economic politics, how to guarantee your country a place in the sun. USA was involved in color revolutions and USA and UK were closely involved in Ukraine’s West shift. The USA also has plans for the EU. But I see this in the following way.

    Many Ukrainians, say 2-3 million, worked in Poland and concluded that life there is better and EU is a good idea for them. (I personally think EU was not good for Finnish economy and in 1995 voted against EU, but my evaluation of any political or military scenario does not depend on my personal likings or not-likings, so it looks to me that the majority of Ukrainians see the economic future better if the country turns to the West, I think they are correct.)

    Additionally all countries that were in the Soviet Union or under Soviet influence are afraid of Russian defensive army as it tends to do defense by threatening and occasionally attacking its neighbors, all for “rightful” security needs of Russia against NATO. Therefore they want to join NATO, and it has very little or nothing to do with ziocons, globohomo or UkriNazis.

    The USA wants to get out of its role as the police of the world, especially as the guarantee of security against Russia for EU. It wants Germany and France to take this role. They will not become military competitors of the USA in any near or even distant future for many reasons. The USA wants these countries to cut those economic ties to Russia that hinder their task as defenders of the EU against Russia.

    It is especially good that the EU tried economic sanctions against Russia and we can see that they do not stop wars. This is good, because the liberal idea that strong economic ties stop wars was always false. Should Europe be able to defend alone, with only nuclear protection from the USA, it must cut energy ties to Russia, and this is happening. It has costs, but that is the way the USA can decrease its too high military burden.

    Will NATO attack Russia in the future? Definitely not. Russia should learn that the West is not an existential threat to it, and it does not need to keep buffer states that do not want to be Russia’s buffer states for economic and security reasons.

    As for why the alternative right has turned to Putin funs, we have to look at the Soviet Union. Soviet military strategy towards the West was always defensive. Though they had the plan of attacking and conquering Western Europe fast in case the war starts, this was also defensive: it was the only way they could protect their army against nuclear weapons – by moving the army fast to the enemy ground where the enemy would not use those weapons. But the Soviet Union had an aggressive plan, it was not a military plan, it was infiltration – as Communists had copied their methods from Freemasons. The plan was the world Communistic revolution, infiltrators and propaganda spreaders would prepare the way. Russia financed them and helped them. It almost worked. And Putin does the same today, only now those parties that are helped are extreme right, not extreme left. Yes, Russia would allow these parties to get into power in their countries in hope that they would be more friendly to Russia, so it is also for Russian security. But this infiltration and propaganda is so dishonest in the intellectual sense, like Communist infiltration and propaganda was, that I cannot support it. I also do not think the end result would be good should this plan succeed. Russian propaganda is directed to its own people. As they have no other source of information, Russians believe this propaganda. Anybody claiming to believe this propaganda in the West is either stupid of dishonest, because we can all see that Putin lies. And this is not an opinion, it is a fact.

    To summarize: the war in Ukraine is caused by the majority of Ukrainians wanting to shift to the West, which for them is a good idea. The USA helped in this, but not for weakening Russia. It was for stopping Russia from doing similar operations, which it has already done, but mainly for pushing the cost of the defense of Western Europe to Europeans.

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    , @j2
  154. j2 says:
    @j2

    Sorry peterAUS. I tried to answer to annamaria, but incorrectly clicked at your comment. Simply ignore my comment.

  155. j2 says:
    @j2

    I wrote this is the previous comment:
    “I also do not think the end result would be good should this plan succeed.”
    I will briefly explain what I mean.

    Putin knows well from the Soviet era that The Soviet Union supporting ultra-leftist parties in the West did not lead into leftists getting into power, with very few exceptions it never happened. What happened is that these parties and intellectuals associated with these ideas divided the country: they weakened the West. The same is the inevitable result of supporting ultra-right. Association with Putin will push away supporters, just like extreme antisemitism of some of these parties does. That is the goal, if the goal is to weaken. it is not any help that should be taken.

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  156. When you have \$ 240 bn (that’s almost a quarter of a trillion, boys!), the logically next step is to grasp power.
    With all his 19th century gadgets, Musk thinks he is the real-world Iron Man but in fact he is much more like Lex Luthor – he doesn’t care about the presidency, or even about installing himself as dictator, Latin American style. He is going for the REAL power.
    Big Musk is watching you, folks.

  157. annamaria says:
    @j2

    “ADL Defends Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis: They “Don’t Attack Jews or Jewish Institutions”
    https://anti-empire.com/adl-defends-ukraines-neo-nazis-they-dont-attack-jews-or-jewish-institutions/
    “Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine”
    https://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-arming-neo-nazis-ukraine/24876
    “Israel lobby group ADL rehabilitates Hitler’s accomplices in Ukraine” https://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-lobby-group-adl-rehabilitates-hitlers-accomplices-ukraine/35021

    The current war can be traced directly to the 2014 coup in Ukraine, during which the US and its allies supported far-right and neo-Nazi elements. The goal was to install a US-friendly regime that would bring Ukraine into NATO, the anti-Russia military alliance. Key actors in the US-supported coup were neo-Nazi groups like Right Sector, the Azov Battalion and C14. They are part of a broader Ukrainian nationalist movement that venerates Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, which collaborated with Hitler during World War II.

    Defense Secretary Austin: “US Wants ‘to See Russia Weakened’: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/lloyd-austin-defense-secretary-russia-invasion/2022/04/25/id/1067201/
    https://thesaker.is/foreign-minister-sergey-lavrovs-interview-with-the-xinhua-news-agency-china-april-30-2022/
    Sergey Lavrov:

    First of all we need to look at the destructive policy of the Western states conducted over many years and led by the United States, which set a course to knock together a unipolar world order after the end of the Cold War. …

    The West was never concerned about the fact that their actions grossly violated their international obligations not to strengthen their own security at the expense of the security of others…

    Captured Russian servicemen are being abused with animal cruelty [by the US-supported Banderites or Ukrainian neo-Nazis], and these atrocities are being posted online. At the same time, they use their Western patrons and global media controlled by the West to accuse the Russian army of war crimes.

    Your “dissertations” on this forum contribute nothing but projections, assumptions, and empty verbosity.

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  158. Realist says:
    @peterAUS

    That comment was meant for Spanky.

  159. j2 says:
    @annamaria

    “Your “dissertations” on this forum contribute nothing but projections, assumptions, and empty verbosity. ”

    annamaria. You give links to other peoples writings, but they are merely opinions of these people. Write some logical explanation of your own thoughts of the topic, do NOT argue by referring to other people’s thoughts. They are not any authorities on anything.

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  160. Realist says:
    @Spanky

    So you’re not willing to discuss effective political opposition, nor understand the political dimension within which any organized opposition must operate. Your argument, if it can be called that, is simply that localized resistance should spontaneously begin random bloodletting for any reason, or no reason, which makes it easy for any resistance to the deep state be demonized by its press and picked off by its regime.

    I explained that in my reply. You are being argumentative.

    You do realize the structure of U.S. police, intelligence and military forces are optimized to counter this type threat…

    They are set up to counter organized resistance…not guerilla tactics. Do you know how to read???

    So you’re a lets you and him fight kinda guy…

    I am the kind of guy that doesn’t give a shit if you fight or not, it won’t affect me. You are the kind of guy who just wants to piss and moan about a problem…but never does what needs to be done to solve the problem.

    Words fail me — you believe in magic.

    The intelligent use of words fails you. You did not quote your complete reply.

    You said: That Americans — whom you deride as the people of this country do nothing to stop this nightmare and are indoctrinated, divided and ruled by deep state propaganda — will magically unite one day and simply throw off our chains?

    That’s delusion, not realism.

    It appears to me you are not interested in an intelligent discussion.

    We agree. But you are entirely focused on bloodshed and terror. Useless bloodshed and pointless terror.

    I am focused on what has a chance of solving the problem. You and others think that protesting or using the electoral process to stop the Deep State is viable…it is stupid to think the Deep State, after coming this far, will just roll over and give up to an election or protests.

    Pierce that illusion, and you force both the American people and the deep state to confront that reality.

    To what end??? To do what???

    If that illusion has not been pierced by now…it never will be.

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  161. annamaria says:
    @j2

    These are the “opinions?” – No, these are facts.
    “Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine”
    https://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-arming-neo-nazis-ukraine/24876
    “Israel lobby group ADL rehabilitates Hitler’s accomplices in Ukraine” https://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-lobby-group-adl-rehabilitates-hitlers-accomplices-ukraine/35021

    • Replies: @j2
  162. j2 says:
    @annamaria

    annamaria. Write a paper arguing in a convincing way why the present government of Ukraine are neo-Nazis. In what sense they are neo-Nazis? How Euromaidan was strongly influenced by the neo-Nazi Azov batallion though Azov originally did not want Ukraine to join EU and the ultra-rightists did not get many votes in the Ukraine elections? I will read your paper and if it convinces me, then I agree with you. For the time being the Russian Z looks to me more like Nazis than the Ukraine army, as does Putin’s totalitarian rule.

    I looked at your first link. So, Israel has sold rifles to the Ukrainian army and as the Azov batallion was taken to the National Guard, some of these rifles may be handled by members of Azov batallion. I would say: big deal. Ukrainians have weapons from many countries. The Russian army also has some Israel made weapons. So, Israel is arming both sides of this war. As you would expect from an arms seller. I guess you are really horrified that Russia has bought weapons from Israel, you know, weapons from a country that has killed Palestinian children.

    You must do much better if you want to convince me of anything. And think yourself, do not use links to texts of other people.

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  163. annamaria says:
    @j2

    I am not trying to convince you of anything. It is annoying when this great forum is polluted by the likes of “been_there” and other “Wizards of Oz.”

    If you are really interested in truth re the Empire’s war on Russia (and I doubt this), here is a conversation about the current state of affairs in Ukraine among the decent humans: “Special Military Operation (Live) with Andrei Martyanov & Gonzalo Lira”

    • Replies: @j2
  164. j2 says:
    @annamaria

    “If you are really interested in truth re the Empire’s war on Russia (and I doubt this)”

    You do not need to doubt this issue as I have several times told you that at the moment I am not interested in investigating the truth (i.e., background and goals) of this war. At the moment I am, for personal reasons, only interested in seeing how Ukrainians apply a defense strategy that quite much resembles a research strategy called territorial defense, which has relevance to countries that use it. This war does show an example of how territorial defense might go in some terrain with some weapons and with some troops, but these observations can be applied in a different situation. Therefore such an investigation is both possible and useful. So, I do that.

    I will look at your video later and I may later investigate the truth of this war, but for the time being I consider this event to be too close history for a researcher to find out the truth. Only much later the historical truth can sometimes be digged out. Before that time there are various opinions. I have mine, you have yours. It is not possible to say which is correct.

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  165. @j2

    Surely you have had time to investigate, or just follow, what has been happening in the Ukraine since the breakup of the USSR, and especially since Maidan. Since the West wanted the Soviet Union and its system gone and replaced with capitalism and democracy, there are many unresolved issues in the Ukraine as well as in other countries regarding Russian populations remaining within the administrative borders of former Soviet states. The West promoted nationalism to break up the Soviet Union and now the resulting Russian nationalism will break up these new formed states. You can’t have it both ways.

    I just listened to that video Annamaria linked and it would be interesting to hear your comments as the contributors there don’t think there is any chance of those Western weapons making a difference. Andrei Martynov always has the answer that any attempts by anyone to regroup or rearm or NATO to interfere will be annihilated and obliterated by advanced Russian missile technology from a distance while Russian air defences are far superior and capable of dropping even the smallest drones. Of course something sometimes can get through but such events are very few and most unlikely.

    Regarding terrotorial defence that you mention maybe it can work where a homogeneous nation is defending itself from a foreign occupier but come on, not all Ukrainians are really “Ukrainian”, and even it is questionable if Galicia were invaded, although we may never find that out. Maybe they can apply that territorial defence if Poland invades but will the Ukraine at all survive as a country or a nation after that? Will Poland be invading to save the Ukraine from the Russians or just to grab a piece for itself?

    • Replies: @j2
  166. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Well, CommentatorMike. I think you once write some polite comment and I remember that my favorite commenter Iris once wrote something positive about you to me, so I will answer.

    About me having had time to follow international politics, I say the following. I have recently worked on totally different topics than international politics, mainly in the ResearchGate. I had a long discussion with cosmologists at the ResearchGate, and I did manage to show both the Special and General Relativity Theories wrong (may make you happy as Einstein was in fact Jewish, but this is not why I broke those theories). Maybe you have a look, provided you have some background in theoretical physics:
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358352774_The_final_blow_to_the_relativity_theory
    Of course, this paper, if submitted, will not be reviewed (tried already), so there is indeed this blockade of results, which you possibly correctly attribute to some hazy forces. So, I really have not investigated what happened in Ukraine and I am unwilling to state anything that I have not studied at all.

    About annamaria’s video, I may look at it later. But as I was a promising researcher (i.e., promising to read more papers suggested by people than I could in reality do) in my youth, in the old age I prefer not to promise anything. But if you wonder if Andrey Martinov or Scott Ritter are good military analysists, I say, preferably trust the Western sources, e.g. the Institute of the Study of War for an unbiased, yet fairly reasonable, military assessment.

    Yes, about territorial defense. I know a country that would already had attacked with considerable force (if it had such a force, but it would attack anyway). Territorial defense is not about giving away any area. The enemy is allowed to enter deep, but absolutely the idea is to push it back, why else to have such a concept, why not simply give the area without a war. Ukrainians seem to have a lot to learn of using artillery. But I follow this war. It does not mean some other country would do in exactly the same way as Ukraine now.

  167. Spanky says:
    @Realist

    That you do not understand, or credit, the political dimension within which any serious opposition to the deep state must form and operate is, unfortunately, typically American. We are here, now, because Americans are politically illiterate, having fallen for the Go Team! illusion of the deep state uni-party. None of the Above, real politics, is war by other means upon the deep state, which forces a conscious political choice upon Americans to either stand with, or oppose, the uni-party. It does not foreclose the means which you advocate, but is an attempt to focus and minimize those means, for which you so casually advocate, based on clearly articulated Constitutional principles and Natural Law. Your political nihilism is dangerous… but not to the deep state.

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  168. Spanky says:
    @j2

    I say, preferably trust the Western sources, e.g. the Institute of the Study of War for an unbiased, yet fairly reasonable, military assessment. — j2 (emphasis added)

    ROTFLMAO

    Dr. Kimberly Kagan, Founder & President, Institute for the Study of War

    https://www.understandingwar.org/who-we-are

    At Yale, [Kimberly] Kagan met her husband Frederick Kagan, who is an American resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI),[6] son of Donald Kagan, a well-known historian, and brother of Robert Kagan, another well-known writer and publicist. Robert Kagan’s wife is Victoria Nuland, a former US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberly_Kagan

    Of course the ISW is unbiased… how could it not be?

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
  169. @j2

    Thanks. I have no reason to be rude to you, or anybody, just because I disagree.

    All the best with your research; it sounds interesting, although beyond me, but as you say it may be difficult to get it accepted. Yes too much Internet detracts from other things and there are books I’ve been meaning to read if not for the www.

    I think Russia will do to the Ukraine what the West and NATO did to Yugoslavia – break it up. There probably should be some international conference involving bordering countries to discuss its fate, and this could possibly happen after Russia achieves whatever it wants to achieve there.

  170. Realist says:
    @Spanky

    That you do not understand, or credit, the political dimension within which any serious opposition to the deep state must form and operate is, unfortunately, typically American.

    I am quite familiar with the political dimension…it no longer exists…we now live in a plutocratic oligarchy…a virtual dictatorship.

    Your political nihilism is dangerous… but not to the deep state.

    Your political ignorance is dangerous… but not to the deep state.

    I think we are through here.

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  171. Spanky says:
    @Realist

    I am quite familiar with the political dimension…it no longer exists…we now live in a plutocratic oligarchy…a virtual dictatorship. — Realist

    A plutocratic oligarchy…a virtual dictatorship masquerading as a Constitutional republic.

    It’s an important point, to be accurate. And you’re right, we are done.

  172. peterAUS says:
    @j2

    ….I say, preferably trust the Western sources, e.g. the Institute of the Study of War for an unbiased, yet fairly reasonable, military assessment……

    That’s one way to do it.

    The another is to read the Institute’s material and take it with a decent grain of salt. Say…take 60 % when they write about RF side, 80 % when they write about NATO side.
    Or, see them as definitely biased, obviously pro-NATO and against RF, but, they are good. Professionals. Like good lawyers. Or effective car salesmen.
    Make of that what you will.

  173. j2 says:

    “The another is to read the Institute’s material and take it with a decent grain of salt. Say…take 60 % when they write about RF side, 80 % when they write about NATO side.
    Or, see them as definitely biased, obviously pro-NATO and against RF, but, they are good. Professionals. Like good lawyers. Or effective car salesmen.”

    Of course analysts in a Washington based institute like ISW have their own opinion and this opinion is undoubtedly on the NATO side, but I mean the text that they write. That text, if you understand how to read it, is, compared to e.g. Scott Ritter, quite unbiased. That is, if you want to see it as propaganda, it is white propaganda trying to present facts, more like Radio Free Europe type compared to Putin type. When Ukraine army claims having destroyed 30 tanks, ISW mentions this and adds that they could not verify this information, by which they mean that this need not be true. Pro-Russian analysts give crude propaganda that very obviously is false: according to Scott Ritter the war in Donbas was to be won by Russia in two weeks, well, it was not. All airplanes, tanks and artillery of Ukraine were destroyed. Well, not quite true. These pro-Russian analysts claim that Russia only wanted to tie Ukrainian troops in its attempt to encirculate Kyiv. What an insane idea? Instead Ukraine did tie Russian troops in Mariupol. Tying troops is not insane, but Russia having done so in Kyiv certainly is.

    I give to Unz commenters sources only in English. There are other analyses that I follow, but I will not give links as the commenters here would most probably not be able to read them. (But if you understand some Ukrainian and want to check if you see any UkriNazis, I suggest you follow two TV channels: Ukraine24 and FreedomUA. You see there normal people, most of these normal people escaped to Poland, not to Russia. Consider whom they see as the aggressor.)

    ISW makes a short analysis of the military situation each day, like
    https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-may-3
    It is more true to the reality than any of the articles of the pro-Russian analysts in the Unz Review.
    And they do not always agree with Pentagon or UK ministry of defense, which are more official Western sources.

    Also not so bad is this Wikipedia map that changes daily (see the dots change color sometimes)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Russo-Ukrainian_War_detailed_map

    and this live map with announcements
    https://liveuamap.com/

    These three sources give you a fairly good Western view of the war. Of course, everything must always be taken through own thinking, but it also applies – and much more – to pro-Russian sources. As for Ukraine army information in English, see
    https://www.ukrinform.net/
    and Kyiv Independent.
    https://kyivindependent.com/

    For Russian information, look only at Tass. It is still a news agency, not plain propaganda, but they do not give military analyses.

    Of course, you have to treat everything you read from other people in a critical way.

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    , @peterAUS
  174. Spanky says:
    @j2

    The Kyiv Independent
    @KyivIndependent
    ⚡️ Ukraine’s Intelligence: Russia plans to hold military parade in Mariupol on May 9.

    Intelligence Directorate reported that Russia is conducting “preparations for the parade,” by cleaning central streets from debris, unexploded ordnance and removing the bodies of those killed.
    5:31 AM · May 4, 2022

    Why else clean the streets of dead bodies, unexploded ordinance, and debris after a battle if not to have a parade? That, of course, would be the only reason to do so…

    In addition to whitewashing the Kagan’s Institute for the Study of War, you list as sources:

    Radio Free Europe
    Ukraine24 (TV)
    FreedomUA (TV)
    Wikipedia
    liveuamap.com
    ukrinform.net (Ukrainian Armed Forces news)
    The Kyiv Independent (see above)

    …and…

    TASS (as your only Russian source)

    Your sources say much about your sympathies and objectivity.

    It [ISW analysis] is more true to the reality than any of the articles of the pro-Russian analysts in the Unz Review.

    Pro-Russian analysts give crude propaganda that very obviously is false…

    Of course, everything must always be taken through own thinking, but it also applies – and much more – to pro-Russian sources. As for Ukraine army information in English, see…

    …but I mean the text that they [the ISW] write. That text, if you understand how to read it, is, compared to e.g. Scott Ritter, quite unbiased. That is, if you want to see it as propaganda, it is white propaganda trying to present facts… — j2

    If you don’t work for the ISW, perhaps Kimberly will hire you. If you do, it’s time to ask for that raise — you’re carrying a lot of water for the Kagans, not to mention the U.S. State Department, U.S. intelligence, and NATO.

    Of course, you have to treat everything you read from other people in a critical way. — j2

    I’ll keep that in mind…

    P.S. Well done. Haven’t seen anyone this skilled in the art for a while…

  175. peterAUS says:
    @j2

    A quick exercise.

    Say, I am a military attaché from …….Chile… and the document is being read, to me, over quiet lunch, by an “Institute’s” analyst. Being a South American Latin I am excused from attitude. I am also paying for the lunch. Well, the Embassy is…anyway….

    From:
    https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-may-4

    Ukrainian defenses have largely stalled Russian advances in Eastern Ukraine.

    Q (me, interrupting…): Do you mean they have achieved some advance? Would you be able to show/tell what/where are those?

    Russian troops conducted a number of unsuccessful attacks in Eastern Ukraine on May 4 and were unable to make any confirmed advances.

    Q: You said “number”. Do you know many, and of what size? Also, how were those executed? Silent/noisy approach? Quality of the prep (quantity and accuracy/dispersion)?

    Russian forces attacking south of Izyum appear increasingly unlikely to successfully encircle Ukrainian forces in the Rubizhne area. Ukrainian forces have so far prevented Russian forces from merging their offensives to the southeast of Izyum and the west of Lyman, Slovyansk, and Kramatorsk, as Russian forces likely intended.
    Russian forces reportedly entered the Azovstal Steel Plant – rather than its outskirts – for the first time on May 4.

    Q: That’s rather interesting. Can you tell/show where, exactly that happened? Day/night? What units were/are involved (type, size, composition)? Have they sustained any casualties?

    The extent of this Russian advance remains unclear, and Russian forces likely face further costly fighting if they intend to clear the entire facility. The Kremlin likely hopes that the successful capture of Azovstal through a ground assault will cement the Kremlin’s growing effort to claim complete control of Mariupol by May 9, with Russian propagandists recently arriving in the city to set conditions for further claims of a Russian victory.

    Q: What is the official title of those “Russian propagandists”?

    The Kremlin likely intends to claim some sort of victory in Mariupol to present a success to the Russian people, though Russian forces are highly unlikely to halt offensive operations across Ukraine on this date.
    Russian forces intensified airstrikes against transportation infrastructure in Western Ukraine on May 4 but remain unable to interdict Western aid shipments to Ukraine. Six Russian cruise missiles hit electrical substations near railway stations in Lviv and Transcarpathia (the southwestern Oblast of Ukraine) on May 4.[1] A senior US defense official reported that Russian aircraft conducted 200 to 300 airstrikes largely targeting transportation infrastructure in the last 24 hours.[2] The US official added that these Russian strikes are likely intended disrupt Ukrainian transportation capabilities and slow down weapon re-supply efforts but have been unable to do so.[3]

    Q: 200 to 300 airstrikes in 24 hours ?! That’s a lot. A lot of sorties/ordnance. Can you show/tell where all those strikes happened? What was the effect of those strikes on the ground/accuracy ?
    Ah, yes, have any of the attacking missiles/planes/helicopters/drones been shot down?

    We do not report in detail on Russian war crimes because those activities are well-covered in Western media and do not directly affect the military operations we are assessing and forecasting. We will continue to evaluate and report on the effects of these criminal activities on the Ukrainian military and population and specifically on combat in Ukrainian urban areas. We utterly condemn these Russian violations of the laws of armed conflict, Geneva Conventions, and humanity even though we do not describe them in these reports.

    Q: Yeah…….
    Anything in the document about Ukrainians committing war crimes? No? Understandable .
    You know about my great-uncle; he did some ….work…during Pinochet. Anyway, he’s really interested in any info about those guys who crippled/killed those Russian POWs. Old men and their memories……..
    More wine?

    Etc..etc…

    Makes sense?

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  176. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    To peterAUS.

    “Say, I am a military attaché from …….Chile… and the document is being read, to me, over quiet lunch, by an “Institute’s” analyst. Being a South American Latin I am excused from attitude. I am also paying for the lunch. Well, the Embassy is…anyway….”

    In that situation the host would imply that the ISW analysis is all correct and you as a Chilean military attache (official spy) would keep a sour face and comment on all small things. But if you as the Chilean official spy would read the analysis alone in your office, you would agree that the map they give is more or less OK (it is not quite OK, Ukraine advance to the East in Kharkiv is like in the live map, not like in the ISW map, but as a military attache you know this). So, you know much from other sources and you see what is wrong in the ISW analysis, as I do, but in general you agree that this is a reasonable military analysis of the situation, though not exactly as you or I would state it.

    There is a systematic error in Western analyses, certainly on purpose. They are more optimistic of Russian chances than the reality would allow. They never show Ukraine troop locations and downplay Ukraine possibilities. This surely is because Ukraine army wants it so, they want Russians to feel overconfident. So, Western analysts all said before the war that Russians will take Kyiv in 48 hours. Many of these Western analysts well guessed that it will not be so, but they are hiding Ukraine strengths and options. They do not mention that Ukraine has now over 300,000 men while Russia under 80,000 in Ukraine. They do not mention that Ukraine has three army size units. One is the Joint Forces Operations in Donbas. It has the command “defend and keep”. Another is close to Kharkiv. It has the command “engage Russian forces to draw power from Donbas and later cut sullpies to Izium”. The third army is close to Mykolaiv. Now the command is “defend and prepare to a large scale attack”. You can roughly estimate the army locations from the Wikipedia detailed map by the following logic. The size of a blue or red circle gives the population of the community, but that the community is at all shown means that one of the sides has a military presence there. There is a garrison in every large city, so they are always shown, but there is usually no military presence in a small village. Thus, if there are many small blue dots, you can conclude that Ukraine army has a large concentration in this area. Same with Russia.

    “From:
    https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-may-4

    Ukrainian defenses have largely stalled Russian advances in Eastern Ukraine.

    Q (me, interrupting…): Do you mean they have achieved some advance? Would you be able to show/tell what/where are those?”

    If you are a Chilean military attache or military attache from any country, you do understand how to read the map. Russia has made about 20 km advance pushing Ukrainian JFO from Borova to South. It also took Kremienna. You see in the North of the ‘caudron” some, but quite limited advances of Russia during this two weeks of the Dunbas war.

    ” Russian troops conducted a number of unsuccessful attacks in Eastern Ukraine on May 4 and were unable to make any confirmed advances.

    Q: You said “number”. Do you know many, and of what size? Also, how were those executed? Silent/noisy approach? Quality of the prep (quantity and accuracy/dispersion)?”

    You can read Ukrinform for the number of Russian attack that Ukrainians every day announce to have repelled. If you want more precise information than given by the short overview by IWS, then
    you need access to spy planes and satellites, or have both sides of the war kindly to give your their data. In general, Russia seems to make a heavy (maybe an hour) artillery preparation, advance on roads and then storm in spread formation. JFO mostly defends with mortars, anti-tank weapons and rifles. Their artillery seems quite passive, but we see if this changes as they now got US and France howizers. I have not seen Polish tanks anywhere. Romanian Migs may be the reason why Ukraine has air control over most of the country.

    “Russian forces attacking south of Izyum appear increasingly unlikely to successfully encircle Ukrainian forces in the Rubizhne area. Ukrainian forces have so far prevented Russian forces from merging their offensives to the southeast of Izyum and the west of Lyman, Slovyansk, and Kramatorsk, as Russian forces likely intended.
    Russian forces reportedly entered the Azovstal Steel Plant – rather than its outskirts – for the first time on May 4.

    Q: That’s rather interesting. Can you tell/show where, exactly that happened? Day/night? What units were/are involved (type, size, composition)? Have they sustained any casualties?”

    Please peterAUS. Even a Chilean military attache would not be so ironical. ISW does not have precise information and it is presenting what it can. I often do not agree with what they write. It is a reasonable analysis, not the Word of God. If you would write an analysis of the military situation, I would not agree with your views, but very possibly would agree that this is a reasonable analysis and so it can go (though I do not think so). One can conclude that Ukraine usually attacks in the night, Russians lately have also attacked in the night. Russians always use the same kind of advance: arrow advance on to roads, making a special configuration, and then securing the area. You just check how they made in Chechenia and how they advanced towards Kyiv.

    ” The extent of this Russian advance remains unclear, and Russian forces likely face further costly fighting if they intend to clear the entire facility. The Kremlin likely hopes that the successful capture of Azovstal through a ground assault will cement the Kremlin’s growing effort to claim complete control of Mariupol by May 9, with Russian propagandists recently arriving in the city to set conditions for further claims of a Russian victory.

    Q: What is the official title of those “Russian propagandists”?”

    Wow, peterAUS. Why do you want to know the official title. Maybe you can email the ISW analysts.

    ” The Kremlin likely intends to claim some sort of victory in Mariupol to present a success to the Russian people, though Russian forces are highly unlikely to halt offensive operations across Ukraine on this date.
    Russian forces intensified airstrikes against transportation infrastructure in Western Ukraine on May 4 but remain unable to interdict Western aid shipments to Ukraine. Six Russian cruise missiles hit electrical substations near railway stations in Lviv and Transcarpathia (the southwestern Oblast of Ukraine) on May 4.[1] A senior US defense official reported that Russian aircraft conducted 200 to 300 airstrikes largely targeting transportation infrastructure in the last 24 hours.[2] The US official added that these Russian strikes are likely intended disrupt Ukrainian transportation capabilities and slow down weapon re-supply efforts but have been unable to do so.[3]”

    Q: 200 to 300 airstrikes in 24 hours ?! That’s a lot. ”

    I think the figure they got from Pentagon is sorties. So, in a mission there probably were some 4-6 planes, you have to divide the sorties by the average number of planes if by an airstrike you mean a mission. Russia tries desperately to stop Western weapon transports and Ukraine transfer of troops and weapons. As Ukraine mainly controls the airspace over most of Ukraine, Russia uses missiles, but by these missiles (hitting a given target coordinate) it is very difficult to stop transports as it means hitting to a moving target, spaced far from each others. Russia can and does destroy railroad equipment and this slows down but does not stop.

    “A lot of sorties/ordnance. Can you show/tell where all those strikes happened? What was the effect of those strikes on the ground/accuracy ?
    Ah, yes, have any of the attacking missiles/planes/helicopters/drones been shot down?”

    You get the information how many planes/helicopters Ukraine claims to have shot down each day from Ukrinform. Russia never confirms the information and there is very seldom any external confirmation in public media (they would be in oryx). Therefore nobody can verify Ukraine announcements, which does not need to mean they are incorrect: only that they occur over area where Ukraine has no access. There is indication that Russia has lost lots of both planes and helicopters: it now mainly uses missiles, not planes or helicopters over most of Ukraine.

    ” We do not report in detail on Russian war crimes because those activities are well-covered in Western media and do not directly affect the military operations we are assessing and forecasting. We will continue to evaluate and report on the effects of these criminal activities on the Ukrainian military and population and specifically on combat in Ukrainian urban areas. We utterly condemn these Russian violations of the laws of armed conflict, Geneva Conventions, and humanity even though we do not describe them in these reports.

    Q: Yeah…….
    Anything in the document about Ukrainians committing war crimes? No? Understandable .
    You know about my great-uncle; he did some ….work…during Pinochet. Anyway, he’s really interested in any info about those guys who crippled/killed those Russian POWs. Old men and their memories……..”

    Yes, this is understandable. But pro-Russian sites are filling this gap very well. We all know what governments the USA has supported in Latin America and all sort of dirty games by the CIA. But
    I am quite sure that CommenterMike can himself find enough information from war crimes committed by Ukraine. He does not need to have them in ISW. What he does need is a more reasonable with of the military situation than is given by the pro-Russian “military analysts” in the Unz Review. That is, I am sure e.g. Scott Ritter knows what the situation is, but he cheats because he is paid to do so. As it is obvious that CommenterMike cannot read the military situation only from the map (like the Wiki map and the live map), he can benefit from a reasonable (i.e., not necessarily correct) analysis nu ISW. But it is just an aid, not the truth.

    You get a much better analysis than that of ISW in the Polish TV channel TVN 24 by a Polish general, but I doubt you can understand it. You also get a much better understanding if you have looked at territorial defense, but I guess you have not.

  177. j2 says:
    @j2

    In this Unz site there seems to be many very sensitive people who so much would like Russia to win and Ukraine to lose that they do not want to know the real military situation. It is like wiht women: don’t tell me ’cause it hurts. But this war, like any war, is simply a war between the red and blue forces and there is nothing emotional in it, no liking either side.

    These emotional pro-Russian commenters and “analysts” point out how fast Russia advanced in the beginning. They must be surprised that after the two weeks of very strong Russian attacks, Russians advanced only some 20-30 km. It is not that strange when you understand that this is territorial defense. The issue is very simple. A conscript army has the wartime size about 1/10 of the population and the standing army is a bit less than 1/160 times the population if the average age is 80, conscript service is a year and only men are trained.

    Assume that such a conscript army (blue) is faced with a war with an enemy (red) who attacks with its standing army, be it conscript or contract, but in any case much stronger than the standing army of blue. Blue cannot stop red on the borders with the standing army. If it tries to do so, its standing army will be annihilated. That standing army is the best trained part of blue’s army, so blue cannot let this best trained part to be destroyed in a useless defense effort. Thus, blue withdraws and weakens red. Red spreads in a wide area and in this way weakens itself in every small area. This means that blue can overpower and attack the red troops in many places. Blue mobilizes, has then a larger army than red standing army. Blue slowly pushes the red back, but only if blue had prepared the methods for home field advantage (which is difficult, but possible), or blue gets lots of weapon help m(as in Ukraine). The only problem in this defense strategy is that red can destroy all cities with missiles and nothing can be done to stop it.

    But just a glance at this strategy shows that naturally Russia advanced very fast in the beginning and now every advance takes lots of effort.

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  178. peterAUS says:
    @j2

    This

    …Please peterAUS. Even a Chilean military attache would not be so ironical….

    ..Wow, peterAUS. Why do you want to know the official title. Maybe you can email the ISW analysts…

    …I am quite sure that CommenterMike can himself find enough information from war crimes committed by Ukraine. He does not need to have them in ISW….

    concludes our conversation here.
    You slipped.

    • Replies: @j2
  179. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    Thanks for the conversation and all the best to you!

  180. @j2

    Of course there is much wishful thinking 😀
    Both sides are waiting for the mud season to end, and sharpening their arrows.
    The Ukies´faith in the M777 is heartwarming (especially for the producer);
    the Russians are shifting weight – in the north they have gone back over the
    Seversky Donets and destroyed the bridges; other than that they still scrupulously
    avoid destroying railroads and bridges – meaning they are not losing their nerves –
    with two exceptions: The bridge over the Dniepr west of Dniepropetrowsk and
    the bridge over the Dniestr south of Odessa.
    If I were playing Blue I´d get this distinct feeling of being sized up before the carving –
    we will see before the end of the month but it will be painful to watch in any case …
    why does it never hit those truly responsible?

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  181. @nokangaroos

    But does anyone actually want to win this war, among those who really count and were fomenting it for years? Didn’t US declare it could last for many years? It’s all good business for the MIC, the Russian one too I presume. Of course it could get out of control as such things tend to, but I don’t think that is the intention.

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  182. @j2

    As you say there is no time to read everything so I prefer to read the pro-Russian stuff of which there is much less now with the media war going on.

    MOA sees the situation very different from the official line:

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/ukraines-forces-are-told-to-hold-the-line-where-russian-artillery-is-pulverizing-them.html#more

    Cheerleaders get carried away by jingoism expecting what is unrealistic. So every time someone launches an offensive they think this is it and victory is near. But in wars you have offensives and counter- offensives and we won’t know until it is finally over.

    Also there is much that could be said about how facts are interpreted. Even if faced with the same facts parties may interpret them differently as they are emotionally invested. Sometimes there is the will but there is no way.

    Regarding that site you mentioned I think I only looked at an article about the war in Georgia that Peter recommended. It was of course very critical of Russia’s actions but then Russia did win that war quickly and effectively. You can always find faults and mistakes if you look for them and I’m sure Russians are looking for them too in their own actions so as to solve them.

    Russians are escalating their activities in response to the Western arms shipments such as attacks on transport, electricity and water infrastructure, and this could be stepped up even more if need be although the Western MSM and politicians will cry about war crimes. It’s a cat and mouse game as far as those weapons shipments go and Ukraine is a huge country so it’s unrealistic to think nothing will get through. Still it has to be deployed and any massive formations of troops and weapons required for a counter-offensive will be much easier to spot than some deliveries in the boot of a car or disguised as aid trucks and easy to destroy.

    Do you really think that a massive counter- offensive can be launched by the Ukraine without direct NATO participation in the action? Without air cover Ukraine would have no chance to pull it off. Sure they have more aircraft and anti-air defences than we were led to believe but really this is so little and insufficient. It’s enough for them to launch some unusual attack on a site or two inside Russian territory which then excites the Western MSM and makes them think that Ukraine is winning but there is little their remaining, or newly acquired aircraft can make on the fronts. Note how almost all the helicopters sent to Mariuopol were downed. Basically sending aircraft into the war zone is a suicide mission for Ukrainians.

  183. Spanky says:
    @Commentator Mike

    But does anyone actually want to win this war, among those who really count and were fomenting it for years? — Commentator Mike

    On the surface, for the U.S., winning means making the war last as long as possible, or until they run out of Ukrainians (foreign mercenaries and fools). But for the Russians, winning means only fighting for as long as necessary to achieve their goals — the quicker, the better.

    The U.S. wants to weaken and bleed Russia into regime change, as they’ve so obviously stated. The neocons do not see this fight as existential, although this is a miscalculation because for the Russians it is. Because of this miscalculation, the U.S. dismisses Russia’s nuclear warnings as mere posturing, a bluff. But I think not.

    Thus winning, for the Russians, is actually about how the world will govern itself, either as a uni-polar empire or multi-polar regional powers, and surviving this inchoate world war. If they can limit the war to Ukraine and clearly establish their regional security interests on its battlefield, they will do so and end the war. To prevent that outcome, the U.S. will relentlessly escalate and, finally, be forced to step over a Russian red line because the empire cannot be seen backing down, else it ceases to be an empire — the credibility the U.S. empire hangs from its (presumed) military superiority.

    So the U.S. created for itself a Hobson’s Choice — either prosecute this war to its fullest extent, or deescalate and watch their empire fall. Problem is the neocons, because of their hubris, apparently did not fully appreciate this predicament in their prewar planning. Now, however, they finally see the threat and this underpins their frantic propaganda and censorship, rapidly escalating war rhetoric and massive military aid packages since Russia began to (unexpectedly from neocon point of view) dominate on the battlefield. If Ukraine was holding its own and turning back the Russian tide, as their propaganda claims, these escalations would be unnecessary.

    This is just my two cents, of course.

  184. @Commentator Mike

    MoonofAlabama is a bit rosy-eyed (though it does look the Jew is on the last hole);
    the Russians were playing for a quick and bloodless one à la Prague 1968,
    and failed: Round 1 for the (((Ukies))), by points.
    The Ukies are still keeping the majority of their active component in the
    Donbass which does not compute unless they believe their own propaganda
    and intend to terrorize the Russian-speakers into staying home
    (“When the Russians are gone, where will you be?”).
    Not much new, except the Russians are now forced to take Odessa
    (which they hadn´t intended) and Luka seems to be getting cold feet
    (which doesn´t change overmuch except for control over the Ukie western
    border).
    The Usual Suspects of course want it to laaast as long as possible.

  185. j2 says:

    As you discuss in a civilized way, with is rare in this site, I will answer to your comments:

    “As you say there is no time to read everything so I prefer to read the pro-Russian stuff of which there is much less now with the media war going on.”

    I understand and you do as you choose. I pointed out to you earlier that analyst Scott Ritter seems to know the situation but prefers to give a propagandist view and therefore must be read by comparing what he writes to the view of Western analysts. You asked what is the Western view, so I gave the Western view from public sources in English. You can, if you want, again listen what Ritter said in the beginning of this war when he said that Russia attacked with very small forces and it will be a mark in military history when they succeed (I think he meant that Russian forces are too small for this campaign and it would be against what we know of military history if Russia succeeds).

    “MOA sees the situation very different from the official line:
    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/ukraines-forces-are-told-to-hold-the-line-where-russian-artillery-is-pulverizing-them.html#more&#8221;

    I read this analysis. It is perfectly correct to state that fixed lines will not keep against artillery for a long time. But for some time they do keep and they keep quite long if you can replace men. In my opinion Ukraine must make a sizable counteroffensive in order to draw Russian BTGs from Donbas area. That would reduce the pressure in Donbas.

    I also think Ukraine should use coordinated artillery strikes. Your article says that a battery (6 howizers) shoots at the same place. But that is not the way. The way that works against Russians is to coordinate some 120 howizers and mortars to shoot at the same place at the same time. It does have an effect. These batteries must not be at the same place and must be coordinated. Additionally, as both sides use anti-artillery radars, Ukraine must move the guns within seconds from the firing place to another place. It is best done with self-propelled howizers.

    It is indeed possible to defend against and defeat Russian artillery with smaller artillery (has been done), but it requires skills that Ukraine probably does not have. Therefore they should move the battles to another front. Ukraine announced going to counter-offense in Kharkiv and Izium directions. This is so far only an announcement, but probably they will so so. The goal is to force Russia to defend another front. It may work to ease the pressure. We have to remember that Russian forces decrease by about a half BTG every day and they will sooner or later run out of men. Ukraine will not, if they decide to keep the positions. They have enough men to hold. Many will die, but artillery alone does not destroy all defenders. Russians must attack with tanks and then they are vulnerable to anti-tank weapons. It is very hard for Ukraine in some places, but they may keep the time they need to.

    “Cheerleaders get carried away by jingoism expecting what is unrealistic. So every time someone launches an offensive they think this is it and victory is near. But in wars you have offensives and counter- offensives and we won’t know until it is finally over.”

    Cheerleaders in this site are all pro-Russian. In a war cold power is what finally decides the outcome and in this war it may turn that Ukraine with the larger army may finally be the stronger, provided they get enough weapons. Let us discuss the size of Ukraine artillery. Calculating from the Wikipedia list of Ukraine Ground Forces equipment we get to the following numbers: rocket launchers 600, self-propelled howizers 924, towed howizers 1139, towed guns 900, self-propelled guns 165. This is 3,728 without mortars. Much of this old Soviet stuff was not in operational condition in 2021. There is another piece of information (from a Finnish artillery expert) that Ukraine had 1,800 pieces of artillery before the war (including rocker launchers, howizers, guns and mortars). This seems to be the equipment in operational state in 2021. From your source, the Russian military has destroyed “325 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,306 field artillery and mortars” during the war. That means 1,631 pieces of artillery was destroyed, 1,800-1,631=170 pieces of artillery remained, which explains the Russian claim of having destroyed Ukrainian artillery and that at the moment they are short of artillery. But additionally Ukraine has about 1,900 stored pieces of artillery that may be brought into an operational state. Certainly the stored towed howizers do work, if there is ammunition for them and Ukraine does have some weapon industry left to make ammunition. Thus, the sad state of Ukraine artillery is also only a function of time, and it is not so, never was so, that Ukraine main weapons are Western. Their main equipment is Soviet. They did not maintain it well, but some of it can be restored given some time. Therefore your link may be too pessimistic of Ukraine possibilities concerning artillery.

    “Also there is much that could be said about how facts are interpreted. Even if faced with the same facts parties may interpret them differently as they are emotionally invested. Sometimes there is the will but there is no way.”

    This emotional approach seems to come only from the pro-Russian site. How many times I have heard here that Ukrainians are Nazis and terrible. What in the world does it have to do with the military situation? This is blue against red, and that’s it.

    “Regarding that site you mentioned I think I only looked at an article about the war in Georgia that Peter recommended. It was of course very critical of Russia’s actions but then Russia did win that war quickly and effectively. You can always find faults and mistakes if you look for them and I’m sure Russians are looking for them too in their own actions so as to solve them.”

    Ukraine is bigger than Georgia. About this invasion of Ukraine, Russians did not make it in a wrong way. They had bad intelligence. If their intelligence had been correct, the strategic strike would have succeeded: Ukrainians would not have fought back. But when that failed, Russia was already in trouble because the country is so big that Ukraine was certain to have enough time to mobilize. So, the only error was that Russia’s contract army is suitable for a military operation abroad, but in order to defeat a country of the size of Ukraine, that force was too small. Especially, it had too small infantry and for that reason is spread too thinly over a large area.

    “Russians are escalating their activities in response to the Western arms shipments such as attacks on transport, electricity and water infrastructure, and this could be stepped up even more if need be although the Western MSM and politicians will cry about war crimes. It’s a cat and mouse game as far as those weapons shipments go and Ukraine is a huge country so it’s unrealistic to think nothing will get through. Still it has to be deployed and any massive formations of troops and weapons required for a counter-offensive will be much easier to spot than some deliveries in the boot of a car or disguised as aid trucks and easy to destroy.”

    The Russian stock pile of intermediate range missiles (mainly cruise missiles) is limited. They will rather soon run out of missiles and will not be able to stop weapon transports.

    “Do you really think that a massive counter- offensive can be launched by the Ukraine without direct NATO participation in the action? Without air cover Ukraine would have no chance to pull it off.”

    Ukraine will not make a “massive” counter-offensive if by massive you mean the Soviet WWII type massive offensive. They will make a counter-offensive, it will work and eventually it will push Russians out, first from the North, then from the South. NATO will not participate in the offensive, it will only provide some weapons.

    “Sure they have more aircraft and anti-air defences than we were led to believe but really this is so little and insufficient. It’s enough for them to launch some unusual attack on a site or two inside Russian territory which then excites the Western MSM and makes them think that Ukraine is winning but there is little their remaining, or newly acquired aircraft can make on the fronts.”

    Small Ukraine attacks on Russian territory do not play any greater role, they merely want to destroy some Russian supplies. No Western sources are excited by such events. Why several Western announcements have expressed that Ukraine will win is simply because the West has decided that Ukraine will win. They will make it happen by giving the help needed, short of direct participation into the war. The weapon help is not little or insufficient, but for the the effect some time is needed.

    I think I sense in your comments an emotional attitude: you would like things to be as you say, but this is a war and things are as they are.

    “Note how almost all the helicopters sent to Mariuopol were downed. Basically sending aircraft into the war zone is a suicide mission for Ukrainians.”

    Also Russian helicopters are being downed. Sending Russian equipment to Ukraine must then be a suicide mission for Russians.

  186. @j2

    I see that territorial defense units are now being sent to the front lines in Donbass. Are they getting through to there and will they be of much use so far away from their own areas? I thought territorial defense is effective in their own towns and areas rather than being used as front line troops.

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  187. Wielgus says:
    @Commentator Mike

    There was filmed unrest in Khust a few days back when men in the territorial defence there were being sent off to Donbass. Khust is the far west of Ukraine. Their womenfolk were not happy about the decision.
    Even the Third Reich’s Volkssturm were rarely sent far from their home areas. A pointer to real Ukrainian combat depletion?

  188. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Ukrainian and Polish idea is to have totally separate territorial troops (a bit like paramilitary) and the army ground forces. In the Finnish version there is only the army forces: there are attacking brigades and defending units. In both versions of territorial defense the attacking forces have the equipment that is needed for offensive missions (tanks etc.) and they get the support of artillery and air forces. More recently trained, more capable soldiers would be better in the attacking units, while reservists whose conscript service was long ago would preferably be in the defending units. But you ask if soldiers of territorial defense can be sent and be of any use in the front with the regular army. Yes to both questions. In territorial defense forces the soldiers probably need to use an assault rifle, anti-tank weapons, machine gun and throw hand grenades. But at least most of the men have been once in conscript service and they had their unit, so some learned to drive a tank, others to use mortar or howizer etc. (and none can fly a Mig, for advanced weapon systems there are professional soldiers, but Ukraine has such professionals). These reservists can be put to a unit like the one where they served and they will very fast recall as army service drills everything so that you do remember it later. Some in Ukrainian territorial troops do not have any background, so they are not reservists but paramilitary. They can be e.g. sent as infantry to trenches of Donbas and they can do just fine, or maybe be in supporting tasks.

  189. Maybe of interest … of course I don´t agree with everything 😉

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
  190. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    To CommentatorMike

    Here you have a more precise map of the battle lines, collected from many sources, better than Wikipedia map and more precise than liveamap. (Ignore the text that you cannot read, but you see the attack arrows. Ukraine is now attacking in Kharkiv region as expected. They also gained some area there today. The goals of this offensive as I wrote earlier.)

    https://www.scribblemaps.com/maps/view/The-War-in-Ukraine/091194

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
  191. Wielgus says:

    https://riafan.ru/23173857-otstupayuschie_vsu_brosayut_natovskoe_oruzhie
    Russians and Donetsk forces take abandoned Ukrainian strongpoint near Severodonetsk. A US rifle found abandoned there, for no obvious reason, it seems to be in working order. Perhaps Kalashnikov-derived weapons considered better? This was certainly the experience in Vietnam.

  192. peterAUS says:

    A US rifle found abandoned there, for no obvious reason, it seems to be in working order.

    Ammunition in the theatre.

    Perhaps Kalashnikov-derived weapons considered better?

    Dust cover mounts can’t hold zero.

    This was certainly the experience in Vietnam.

    With the very first versions of M-16 and related ammunition. Fixed ages ago.

  193. profnasty says:
    @Cohen

    I know you guys take a lot of heat.
    High finance and power politics are dog eat dog environments. The losers get all teed off.
    Like Me for instance.

  194. one perspective that is truly missing is the Syria componant. If one takes a look at the Russian US relationship prior to their intervention to save the Baathist regime you would find a somewhat cooperative relationship. Once Russia saved Assad it derailed the Zionista’s from their ultimate mission which was to wipe out or try to wipe out (Iraq Libya, Iran) MENA countries that might resist the Israeli project of destroying the Palestinians and then implementing Eretz Israel. Russia stopped all that garbage in its tracks….. Now if these parasites (Neo-Con Zionists) could march us into The ME than it is clear that these MFs working with the CIA could completely take over “the Destroy Putin’s Russia” policy and narrative. Listen it is beyond even questioning their role when you have this evil Madeline Albright incarnate being the face of the Maidan coup (Nuland).

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