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In all the hysteria over the latest strain of the Coronavirus virus, the frenzied ideological (and essentially authoritarian and anti-constitutional) activities of the House January 6 “Investigatory” Committee, and the frenetic lead up to this recent Christmas, one significant anniversary was missed, or rather ignored, by our media, including the so-called “conservative” media: the birth on December 11, 1918 of arguably the 20th century’s greatest novelist and social/cultural critic, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Solzhenitsyn, let it be said, will long be remembered when the names of moronic fanatics like Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and others of that ilk, have become filthy curse words symbolizing the political and cultural nadir of our once great republic.

Yet, with all the ejaculatory exclamations and dire warnings, and subsequent demands for “American” and “NATO” action to thwart the supposed “threat” by the Russians, under that evil genius Vladimir Putin, to use bloodthirsty Cossack troops to invade and conquer poor, little democratic Ukraine, Solzhenitsyn’s comments shortly before he died on August 3, 2008, demand consideration.

No one can accuse the great Russian writer of being an advocate of violence, aggression or war. His experiences, so brutally and so vividly recounted in his various semi-autobiographical novels dissuade any dispassionate reader from that conclusion. He had seen the open jaws of bitter Hell, and that Hell attempted not only to swallow him but destroy him and his soul totally. That the Soviet Hell—the Gulag—did not succeed, and that he emerged stronger for it, a man of resilient and unquestioned Faith, is a remarkable example of how true religious conviction and Hope can indeed overcome even the worst trials, both physical and spiritual.

When Solzhenitsyn came to the United States and gave his famous address at Harvard, June 8, 1978, it was met first by shock, then by a studied if respectful silence by many in the media. For in that speech he had taken target at some of America’s showiest and most prized attributes:

He attacked moral cowardice and the selfishness and complacency he sees in the West. Materialism, sharp legal maneuvering, a press that invades privacy, “TV stupor” and “intolerable music,” all contribute to making the western way of life less and less a model for the world, he said. “A decline in courage,” Solzhenitsyn said, is the most striking feature of what he called “spiritual exhaustion” of the West. “The forces of evil have begun their decisive offensive, you can feel their pressure, and yet your screens and publications are full of prescribed smiles and raised glasses. What is the joy about?” “To defend oneself, one must also be ready to die; there is little such readiness in a society raised in the cult of material well-being….”

And that was in 1978.

Furthermore, modern managerial democracy and its vaunted demand for universal (and chimerical) equality, imposed on the rest of the world and modeled on the US experience, actually led to the eventual triumph of totalitarianism.

After the fall of Communism and the end of the Soviet Union, it was gradually insinuated that the great writer was now, given the elapse of time, perhaps a bit passe’ or too much the slavophile or Russian nationalist. Indeed, increasingly leftist (and neoconservative) pundits and writers, while grudgingly acknowledging his literary ability, called him a “reactionary,” unable to understand the new globalist age.

But Solzhenitsyn’s comments about Ukraine made after the dissolution of the old Soviet Union ring true today and are even more prescient now than when they were made shortly before his death.

I transcribe below a letter he wrote to a Ukrainian friend, Sviatoslav Karavanski in 1990, later published in the journal Zvezda, December 1993. And I follow that with portions of an interview that Solzhenitsyn gave to The Moscow News, April 28/May 4, 2006.

Author Peter Rieth (in The Imaginative Conservative, August 24, 2014) commented on the Russian author’s warnings:

“Americans should take heed. Solzhenitsyn’s words would make President Reagan roll over in his grave. America in 2014 is supporting the goals of Lenin, helping pummel the city of Donietsk, a historic British city which was a bastion of anti-Leninist resistance and advancing a geopolitical vision dreamt up by German imperialists, pursued by Hitler in the west and Bolsheviks in the east. It is only historical ignorance which makes this possible….”

Here are the two items:

“Esteemed Mr. Sviatoslav Karavanski,

“I deeply respect you for all that you have suffered and for your calm under duress when you were made to suffer. I am happy that I can hear your calm voice, even though your countrymen—from the tribune of the High Committee of the USSR to the far off emigrant newspapers—have concluded on the basis of my writings that I am simply a believer in Greater Russia, a chauvinist, a colonialist, a servant of imperial tyranny, and a ‘retarded imperialist’ at that (as published in Gomin of Ukraine 10.10.1990). Such premeditated blindness and incompetence make one wonder, but also make one alert. Just what are they trying to hide by barking so loud?

“I can appeal to you sir, in the hope for mutual understanding, since they have not sought such mutual understanding with me.

“With regard to your historical arguments, beginning with your reflections on Tatar invasion (at least with respect to Red Rus and not Rus itself), one could elaborate on this matter for quite some time. Yet all such elaborations would pale when compared to the strongest argument which you now fail to make, perhaps because it is so clear: If the hearts of the people of Ukraine desire to separate from the Soviet Union, then we have nothing to quarrel about. All that is required is a movement of the heart! This was the thrust of my article. I also wrote about this in my Gulag Archipelago (part V, chapter 2). This is why my current view is certainly not without precedent. Yet even you, good sir, have failed to note that I have no quarrel with Ukrainian separatism, only with the factual state of Ukraine.

“Currently, as statues of Lenin are being torn down in Ukraine (as rightly they should be!), why is it that western Ukrainians of all people in that land desire that the state of Ukraine should have the borders made for it by Lenin himself? The borders which Uncle Lenin himself drew up for Ukraine? For the present borders of Ukraine are the result of Lenin seeking for a way to compensate the Ukrainian people for consuming their liberty under Soviet domination. Thus it was Lenin who arbitrarily attached Novorossiya, the Donbas (by which Lenin separated the Donbas from the anti-Communist counter revolutionaries of Donietsk) as well as attaching parts of the left bank to Ukraine. Later, Khrushchev arbitrarily added (1954) Crimea to Ukraine. And now Ukrainian nationalists stand firm in defense of their “holy” territorial integrity—of borders created by Lenin?

“I wrote in my article (though I suspect no one read what I had to say): ‘of course, if the Ukrainian nation does indeed wish to go, then no one can dare use force to prevent their departure’. But realize please how heterogeneous is this great territory and allow the local people to decide the fate of their districts. And for writing this, I am considered to be a ‘retarded imperialist?’ What of those who forbid the nation from expressing its will, and, along with those democrats and liberty lovers, even fear this expression of national will for some strange reason?

“Under such turbulent circumstances, it is impossible to discuss this complex problem through which our two nations have combined together through family ties in hundreds of cities. There is also an additional argument which, to my surprise, you make: you claim that the language which children will speak should not be left to the ‘whims’ of parents, but should be determined by the State? You write that ‘non-Ukrainians are free to make their choice’. But will you limit the amount of their schools? As for Ukrainians, I understand you to be saying they are not free to choose? Thus you support coercion yet again? No sir, this dictatorship is unnecessary. Let all cultures develop in a natural way.” (Published in Zvezda, December 1993)

By 2006, Solzhenistyn had become far more pessimistic, as we can see from this interview :

WT [interviewer]: Personally, I think that the three basic components of Christian civilization, Euro-Atlantic civilization—the United States, the European Union and Russia—should all create a strategic alliance with one another sooner or later. If they do not, then our whole civilization will cease to exist. How can we save our European and Atlantic civilization; does it need to be saved?

Solzhenitsyn: Unfortunately, global processes seem to be moving along a direction contrary to your desires. The United States of America are moving their occupation armies into ever newer countries. Such was the case of Bosnia 9 years ago. Such was the case of Kosovo (where they helped establish an Islamist state in the heart of Europe). We have witnessed it over the last 5 years in Afghanistan and over the last 3 years in Iraq. Although in Iraq, the occupation will not survive long. The activities of NATO and, separately of the United States, do not differ except in minor details. NATO clearly realizes that Russia is not capable of threatening the Alliance and thus NATO methodically and stubbornly develops its military apparatus from Eastern Europe to the south of continental Russia. One sees it in their open support for a variety of color revolutions as well as the paradox of North Atlantic interests taking precedent there over central Asian interests. All of this leaves little doubt: NATO is in the process of encircling Russia and depriving Russia of its independence as a nation state. So, to answer your question: no, allying Russia to a North Atlantic Treaty Organization that uses violent force in various corners of our planet to plant the seeds of an ideology of modern western democracy will not expand Christian civilization, only terminate it.

WT: What is your view about what is happening in Ukraine. And what is your view on the issue of fragmenting the Russian nation (the most fragmented nation in Europe)? Should Russia raise the prospect of uniting all of the Russian and Rus lands if the Ukrainian elites turn their country in the direction of NATO and the EU?

Solzhenitsyn: Events in Ukraine, ever since the time of the referendum in 1991, with its poorly formulated options, have been a constant source of pain and anger to me. I have written and spoken about this often. The fanatic oppression and suppression of the Russian language there (a language which polls show is consistently the preferred language of 60% of the people there) is a beastly methodology aimed primarily against the cultural prospects of Ukraine itself. The vast territories which were never part of historic Ukraine, such as Crimea, Novorossiya and the entire southeast were forcibly and arbitrarily consumed into the territory of modern Ukraine and made hostage to Ukraine’s desires to join NATO. Under the Yeltsin presidency, not one meeting was ever held with the Ukrainian President that did not end in Russia capitulating and accepting everything Ukraine requested. Yeltsin uprooted the Black Sea fleet from Sevastopol; something not even Khrushchev did under the USSR. It is all a simple minded, indeed simpleton and cruel joke perpetuated against the entire history of XIX and XX century Russia. Given these circumstances, Russia will never, in any way, betray the many millions of Russian speaking peoples in Ukraine. Russia will never abandon the ideal of unity with them.” (Moscow News, interview with W. T. Trietiakov published 28 April/4May 2006)

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was mutually agreed by Gorbachev and President George W. Bush that the Soviet state would be dissolved and the former constituent states of the Union become independent, on condition in return that the United States and NATO would not incorporate those states into their military alliance, an obvious threat to Russia (and for which there would be now no real reason). But that is exactly what occurred, beginning with President Clinton and continuing under George W. Bush, and under Obama and Biden.

George Kennan, one of the most distinguished of American diplomats, told The New York Times he believed the expansion of NATO was “the beginning of a new cold war…I think it is a tragic mistake. There was no reason for this whatsoever. No one was threatening anybody else. This expansion would make the Founding Fathers of this country turn over in their graves.”

And today Russia finds itself virtually encircled by an armed NATO, a Ukrainian government which mistreats and persecutes its large ethnic Russian minority (around 30%) and that has violated the peace terms of the Minsk Agreement (negotiated after the 2014 crisis), and American and European Union NGO agents provocateurs and subversion internally and in nearby pro-Russian associated states (such as, most recently, Kazakhstan).

In 2014 American government officials, including Obama’s Assistant Secretary of for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland (wife of the late John McCain’s foreign policy advisor, Robert Kagan), were responsible in large part for instigating the “Maidan coup” which overthrew the popularly elected and pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. In a secretly recorded phone message Nuland declared that the Obama State Department had selected Arseniy Yatsenyuk to be the new prime minster: “Yats is the guy,” she said. Voting by Ukrainians be damned if not acceptable to the Foggy Bottom globalists.

Is the American State Department, infested as it is with Neoconservative globalists, willing—like England did to Poland before the outbreak of World War II—to give Ukraine the promise of (unlimited) military support which could unleash world conflagration?

Is the so-called “conservative movement” so corrupted by a secular and increasingly anti-Christian globalism that it now spouts ad libitum Leftist foreign policy talking points? To listen to a Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) or Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one would have to conclude so.

Already our misguided and belligerent policies have forced Russia into the arms of China—the two largest nations of the earth whose national and internal interests have sharply diverged, but who now find themselves drawn closer due to American insistence on imposing our form of democracy uber alles, our internal subversion (via the “color revolutions”) in former Eastern Bloc states, and our zeal to see Russia accept the worst gutter filth that we export around the world.

One year (2007) before he died, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn gave another interview, this one to the German magazine, Der Spiegel, in which he said:

“[Vladimir] Putin inherited a ransacked and bewildered country, with a poor and demoralized people…. And he started to do what was possible, a slow and gradual restoration. These efforts were not noticed, nor appreciated, immediately. In any case, one is hard-pressed to find examples in history when steps by one country to restore its strength were met favorably by other governments. Putin gives us hope and seeks to restore Russia’s Christian tradition. That I applaud.” [The Washington Post, August 5, 2008]

Once again, the American media and political establishment largely ignored his utterance, just as our nation has ignored the warnings of Lee Congdon, former Ambassador Jack Matlock, Paul Craig Roberts, Tucker Carlson, the late Stephen Cohen, and others. And now it is we who have created the conditions for unnecessary conflict, misery, and global conflagration.

(Republished from My Corner by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. anonymous[816] • Disclaimer says:

    Regarding the author’s statement that

    No one can accuse the great Russian writer of being an advocate of violence

    One might consider this famous statement of Solzhenitsyn, now being shared as millions of people consider what exactly they will do, if a government forced-covid-vaccination team comes to their home, to brutally impose the hated and possibly lethal injection:

  2. Another great refresher.
    What can one say,”it is what it is”?
    I wish that “we” could get this fixed,said everyone who ever lived.
    “IT” seems to have a sick sense of humor.Prai\$e

  3. Come on, name the Eskimo.

    • LOL: Kali
    • Replies: @al gore rhythms
  4. Decoy says:

    One of the best articles about Russia/Ukraine that I’ve ever read. The world has a potential tragedy on its hands but it could be easily resolved if men of common sense and fairness were running NATO and our State Department. What Putin has accomplished with his beloved Russia should be celebrated worldwide.

    • Replies: @DATA
    , @sally
  5. In 2014 American government officials, including Obama’s Assistant Secretary of for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland (husband of the late J0hn McCain’s foreign policy advisor, Robert Kagan)

    Thanking you for confirming that Nuland is a “transwoman”. Was “her” original name Victor ? “She” always seems more forceful than her nominal boss, little Tony Blinken. Now we know why.

  6. This is very confusing

  7. 36 ulster says:
    @anonymous

    We of the working and middle classes in the USA are pretty far from paling in terror. Right now, we’re merely annoyed; we prefer fulminating in our bars and pubs to proclaiming resistance in coffeehouses. Also, our law enforcement agencies still have the residual respect of us normies, despite their militarized gear and their faltering efforts to protect and serve. Plus, there’s always sportsball on the tube…I fear that it’s going to be some time before enough of us feel we have nothing left to lose.

    • Agree: Liza
  8. Levtraro says:

    Interesting article. Thank you.

    I recall reading the interview in Der Spiegel and I could not remember this part of the last quote in your article:

    “Putin gives us hope and seeks to restore Russia’s Christian tradition. That I applaud.”

    So I went and checked the current version of the interview:

    https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/spiegel-interview-with-alexander-solzhenitsyn-i-am-not-afraid-of-death-a-496211.html

    and the sentence is not there. According to the current version of the interview Solzhenitsyn’s answer is:

    “Putin inherited a ransacked and bewildered country, with a poor and demoralized people. And he started to do what was possible — a slow and gradual restoration. These efforts were not noticed, nor appreciated, immediately. In any case, one is hard pressed to find examples in history when steps by one country to restore its strength were met favorably by other governments.”

    No mention of Putin and Russia’s Christian tradition. Perhaps Der Spiegel edited that out? Or perhaps Solzhenitsyn said that in another interview? (there is a confusing reference to The W. P. conflated with the refereence to Der Spiegel).

    Anyways, Solzhenitsyn was clearly favourable in his opinions on Putin throughout the interview. Once the interviewers invited him to throw mud on Putin because he was head of the FSB but Solzhenitsyn did not oblige and instead dismissed the fact as un-important.

  9. For some incomprehensible reason people who live in the Eastern European nations that are members of NATO think that they are safe from attack by Russia because of article 5 of the charter.

    However much I try to point out to people who I personally know and who live in said areas that the proclamation is purposely vague and practically meaningless, they dismiss me as some kind of nutter who might also point out that the Covid palliative (not vaccine) is a useless procedure to induce compliance and maybe as an added bonus facilitate involuntary sterilization or worse. Brains have been captured.

    Back to article 5, read it. It will take less than a minute. Once you get bast the bombast of the magician’s trick of an attack on one being an attack on all you get to see the vague promises. For those with a sense of humour you will read passages such as ” spirit of solidarity” , “action as it deems necessary” and “including the use of force”. Including?

    For some historical perspective on my opinion I had picked up Gen Omar Bradley’s second memoirs (1981) which were more candid than the first because they were written 30+ years after the time he was in a position of influence and I found it really interesting ( he died shortly before they were published).

    In it he recalled the military and political difficulties that the US faced in the post WW2 period. As the eventual first chairman of the military committee of NATO he of course was instrumental in drafting the charter. I recall him specifically stating that they had to word it in such a way as to NOT TO commit themselves unconditionally towards a military confrontation with the Soviet Union but give it enough meat so their prostrated allies would join up and feel safe(er). So there you have it Euroweenies!

    In plain English, if some dink in Latvia thinks that the moment Russian tanks roll over their sacred border that the whole of the NATO alliance is going into action to drive the invader away he/she will get a Cliff’s Notes schooling in power politics, cynicism, combat efficiency of trannies in uniform and good old fashioned treachery.

    I had to make a point of this because NATO is mentioned many times in many contexts but never to expose the false promise(s) or security that they actually provide. The citizens in the line of fire are oblivious. And this in the age of information. Unbelievable!

    Cheers-

    • Thanks: Fred777, Ace
    • Replies: @anon
    , @Gidoutahere
    , @Gerard1234
  10. anon[410] • Disclaimer says:
    @Timur The Lame

    Agreed, The War Mongers in Washington will misuse the Eastern Europeans and Baltics. Their only goal is the have a Europe weak and divided. Washington fears a united and peaceful Europe.

    • Replies: @erzberger
    , @AndrewR
  11. Chester says:
    @anonymous

    I would say the last 2 lines pretty much sums up modern America.

  12. Wild Bill says:
    @anonymous

    Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  13. It’s perhaps indicative of the complexity of it all that Solzhenitsyn himself — here presented as the champion of Russia — had a Ukrainian mother and a Cossack father. He is (or was) fairly clearly better placed to judge the rights and wrongs of the matter than most of us.

    I think a critical point is also that the Ukraine was part of Russia for over three hundred years — from 1656 to 1991. To expect Russia to simply accept it becoming not merely independent, but part of a hostile alliance is absurd.

    It’s a very fraught question, involving parties who have a lot more at stake than we do. To the extent that we involve ourself at all in it, we should do so circumspectly — and certainly not charge in with sweeping declarations and ultimata.

  14. @Colin Wright

    It’s a very fraught question, involving parties who have a lot more at stake than we do.

    Unless, as one of them liked to say, “that’s not who we are.”

    When it comes to Ukraine – among other issues – Washington couldn’t care less about what’s at stake for the people of this country.

    Beware and avoid their pronoun propaganda.

  15. @Colin Wright

    Solzhenitsyn was a believer in the triune nature of the Russian nation: Great Russians, Little Russians and White Russians.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-Russian_nation

    As he says earlier in the article, if some Ukrainians want to create an independent state, then they should be free to do so. However, many in Ukraine regard themselves as Russians, or Russians first and Ukrainians second. They form a majority in Crimea, the Donbas and south-east Ukraine. They should be reunited with Russia.
    Since Solzhenitsyn’s death, Crimea already has. Donbas will follow shortly, and then south-east Ukraine.

    • Agree: Ukraine Tiger
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Z-man
  16. @anonymous

    We may soon find out how far the Washington deep state is willing to go to push their deadly agenda on the rest of us. The most pressing issue before us at present lies in the hands of a largely ignorant SCOTUS, composed not of scholars of the Constitution, but aging politically appointed hacks, as they attempt to rule on covid vaxx-mandates.

    As I had feared, the three democrat libs, who vote as a block, showed no knowledge of how potentially dangerous the vaxxes are (esp. “wise Latina” Sotomayor). After listening to the arguments in the second petition on Friday, the one regarding mandatory shots for medical personnel, (I missed the first one concerning workers in the private sector), I’m none too hopeful that the Court will get it right. The libs are much more interested in legislating from the bench than in determining Constitutionality. And three middle-of-the roaders (Roberts, Kavanaugh, and, sadly, Coney-Barrett) haven’t shown that they can be trusted.

    So, the forces of Liberty may well be defeated by hacks who haven’t done their homework on these Warp Speed concoctions. They know who Fauci and Walensky are, but have they even heard of Drs. McCullough and Malone?

    This gets me to Solzhenitsyn’s point about violence when we have nothing left to lose. If SCOTUS rules with Phizer and Moderna instead of personal liberty, will that be the time for Americans to ramp up the protests to another level, as is being done in several Euro countries? If not then, when?

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
    , @Fred777
  17. @Verymuchalive

    ‘…if some Ukrainians want to create an independent state, then they should be free to do so. However, many in Ukraine regard themselves as Russians, or Russians first and Ukrainians second. They form a majority in Crimea, the Donbas and south-east Ukraine. They should be reunited with Russia…’

    As I said, it’s a fraught question — and not one we are really positioned to arbitrate.

    I feel about it somewhat as I would if my neighbors started in with a domestic quarrel. I’m not convinced it would help matters if I waded in. If one of them starts beating the other to death in the backyard, I may have to rethink that — but I’m reluctant to play Solomon and decide what the proper settlement of the dispute would be.

    Russia is a great power. It has been for five hundred years. Particularly when it comes to a region such as the Ukraine — which has been part of it for most of those five hundred years and is hardly as ethnically distinct as, say, Estonia — it would be vastly preferable if any settlement met with with its acquiescence, if not its approval. Attempting to impose a division by fiat is at best saving up trouble for the future, and at worst going to bring it on right now.

    Telling Russia what she is and isn’t going to do in this situation doesn’t strike me as a great plan.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  18. @Colin Wright

    As well as in Novgorod, Russia BEGAN in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It all began with the Swedish “Rus” aka Varangians, who founded those cities and married into the local tribes, unifying them into a people in the process. Their presence was somewhat akin to yeast being introduced into a bread batter.

    So a historical perspective on Ukraine is that relative to the rest of Russia, Ukraine is something like Texas, with its various ideocsyncracies and independent attitudes. The analogy is not that difficult to understand. A stupid form of nationalism overtook elements of the Ukrainian elite at the same time as the drunken Boris Yeltsin fell under the influence of scheming special interests from the West, who were hungrily eyeing Ukraine’s agricultural potential and all of Russia with its immense levels of exploitable resources. So the old strategy of “divide and conquer” was also part of the equation.

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    , @Mefobills
  19. @Priss Factor

    That’s not Christianity. It’s Bergoglianism. That’s the new age/neo pagan religion Pope Francis is trying to supplant Catholicism with.

  20. Solzhenitsyn is a worthy successor to Tolstoy and Dostoyevski. Like the latter writing in an earlier era, he has been through hell in the Gulags during the Stalinoid quasi Bolshevik regime. His historical and literary works are little less than masterpieces. I much look forward to reading his “Two Hundred Years Together”, where he depicts the interwoven drama between the Russian people and the Judaized Khazarians.

    Vicious Nudelman (aka Vicki Nuland) and her neocon husband Robert Kagan are descendants of Khazarian royalty because, together with Persia, the Russians—including Ukrainians—destroyed the Khazarian caravan pirates and Slavic enslavers’ despicable empire, they are still out to destroy the eastern Slavic peoples.. Those blots on the more universalist strains among Judaics, are still sore about loss of their historical privileges.

    That spirit of revanchism also dominated the mostly Khazarian Bolshevik leadership with their murderous assaults on literally millions of Russians and that includes Ukrainians. Currently, grasped in the greedy mitts of Khazarian rulers, the people of Ukraine, many of whom are Russian speakers, rather than silly-assed provincial “nationalists”, are suffering greatly and those who can are fleeing that conquered nation in droves.

    Little over a hundred years ago and more, Ottoman Turkey was called “The Sick Man of Europe”. Today that dubious distinction belongs to the ever-suffering people of Russian Ukraine.

    • Thanks: Kolya Krassotkin
  21. Caruthers says:

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was mutually agreed by Yeltsin and President George W. Bush that the Soviet state would be dissolved and the former constituent states of the Union become independent, on condition in return that the United States and NATO would not incorporate those states into their military alliance, an obvious threat to Russia (and for which there would be now no real reason).

    I believe it was mutually agreed by Gorbachev and Bush I.

    • Agree: Irish Savant
    • Replies: @Valerie Meat
  22. Neoconservatives are just traditional conservatives. All “Support our Troops”y. All Warmongery. All war profiteery. All perfectly happy to sacrifice the cannon fodder by the caisonload and justify it by waving the flag. What’s the difference between them and William F. Buckley. None.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  23. Excellent article.

    To pick up on one of Solzhenitsyn’s points – western cowardice. I’m not a fan of JK Rowling but I confess to being shocked at the way all those actors who would be nobodies without her writing simply abandoned her in the face of the degenerate tranny fascism.

    And my family doctors’ practice has closed its doors to many of its patients, insisting on seeing them only under the most stringent of conditions because of their fear of the Covid cold.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  24. Sepp says:

    “After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was mutually agreed by Yeltsin and President George W. Bush that the Soviet state would be dissolved and the former constituent states of the Union become independent, on condition in return that the United States and NATO would not incorporate those states into their military alliance, an obvious threat to Russia (and for which there would be now no real reason). But that is exactly what occurred, beginning with President Clinton and continuing under George W. Bush, and under Obama and Biden.”

    So Russia was double crossed by the US in a similar fashion to Kaiser Wilhelm after he accepted Wilson’s 14 points. The main difference is that Germany then went through another year of blockades, Versailles, the guilt clause, the Turnip Winter, Weimar, and then massive reparations that lead to the hyperinflation of 1923. I would say that Russia got off relatively easy, especially in light of all the pain, suffering and murder that the Red Army inflicted on all of Eastern Europe and Germany in 1945.

    And today Russia finds itself virtually encircled by an armed NATO, a Ukrainian government which mistreats and persecutes its large ethnic Russian minority (around 30%) and that has violated the peace terms of the Minsk Agreement (negotiated after the 2014 crisis), and American and European Union NGO agents provocateurs and subversion internally and in nearby pro-Russian associated states (such as, most recently, Kazakhstan).

    And again, History rhymes. This is just the same way the victors lead by Wilson and the US surrounded Germany and stripped away millions of Germans and put them under the sovereignty of their new puppet ethnic cleansing “democracies” like Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia AND UKRAINE.

    Clearly, Russians have suffered only a fraction of the misery that they helped inflict on Germany.

    • Agree: Towey
    • Replies: @Kurt Knispel
  25. erzberger says:
    @anon

    Their only goal is to sell their crappy weapons to Europe

  26. @Colin Wright

    I think you misunderstand my words. Re Ukraine, I was merely reporting Solzhenitsyn’s views, which he had repeated in numerous other articles. Similar views are held by many millions of other Russians.
    As regards the sequence of events, I am merely reporting what has happened ( Reunification of Crimea with Russia ) and what is likely to happen, in my opinion ( Reunification of Donbas and south-east Ukraine with Russia). As you say, whether you or I think it a good idea is immaterial.
    Lots of things happen in the World which are none of our business. Once upon a time we were ruled by Governments that realised this.

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  27. At the top, it’s all coordinated. For Babylonian mysticism, communism is a stepping stone. The Trotskyist neo conservative agenda was exposed in YESHUA’s last public speech before he was arrested Mathew 23 Putin and Biden are their assets. The covid global coup d’etat is 9 11 part two, Solzhenitsyn would of seen the financial crime and social engineering exercise for what it is, not of God. Bolsheviks never die, they just go to hell and work from there ❤️🙏

  28. AndrewR says:
    @anon

    When was there ever a “peaceful and united Europe”? It’s not possible.

  29. Fred777 says:
    @follyofwar

    “If not then, when?”

    After the playoffs. Forever after the playoffs.

  30. @Verymuchalive

    Mr Wright may have misunderstood your words but I certainly didn’t. I think you absolutely correct.

    Back in 2014 when the Ukronazis attacked all and sunder and Ukraine waged war on Donbass there were many that could not fathom why Russia did not intervene at that time. Even the downing of MH17 could not draw Russia into direct conflict with Ukraine as was intended by the west. I witnessed the jet fighters that attacked the airliner.

    Putin’s grand plans have been 20 years in the making concurrent with the development of high tech weapons that would render the western power’s military useless and after consolidating Russia’s economic position amongst many other positions, Russia is now in a position to force the western hand.

    That day has arrived and although I expect pushback from the west and nothing much to happen immediately, I do expect that the lack of support for Ukraine from the west going forward will force Ukraine and its crazies to attack Donbass and this time the Russians will intervene and Novorossiya will once again be part of Russia.

    Hoorah

    • Replies: @Arthur MacBride
  31. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:

    Judeo-Christian and Judeo-Islamic elites have been the bloodthirsty bloodsuckers for the last two thousand years and there’s no way out until they’re put into their proper places, i.e. graves.

  32. Anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:

    Excellent article! Can’t help but agree Solzhenitsyn is the greatest writer to have come out of the 20th century and is still exceedingly relevant. There has been a conscious effort to erase him from every cultural/literary/political landscape since his book 200 Years Together appeared.

    We are force fed the ‘hate Russia!’ propaganda because Russia is the paradigm of the globohomo nemesis: a white Christian country with a government that actively supports family and traditional values.

    • Agree: Cauchemar du Singe
  33. Mr. Hack says:

    Thus it was Lenin who arbitrarily attached Novorossiya, the Donbas (by which Lenin separated the Donbas from the anti-Communist counter revolutionaries of Donietsk) as well as attaching parts of the left bank to Ukraine. Later, Khrushchev arbitrarily added (1954) Crimea to Ukraine. And now Ukrainian nationalists stand firm in defense of their “holy” territorial integrity—of borders created by Lenin?

    All these areas except for the Crimea included solid majorities of Ukrainians, not Russians. Including these territories into the Ukrainian state was the only intelligent thing to do.

    If the hearts of the people of Ukraine desire to separate from the Soviet Union, then we have nothing to quarrel about. All that is required is a movement of the heart!

    In 1991 when the Soviet Union fell apart, over 92% of all Ukrainian citizenry within all the oblasts voted to secede from this union. What more of a “movement of the heart” was needed?

  34. @Timur The Lame

    Yeah, if things go south the little guys of NATO will be thrown under the bus just as the Kurds were in Op Desert Storm.

  35. Von Rho says:

    Italians say that a beard is used by cowards to hide behind it. If I was Putin, a true follower of the Godunovs, I would spat in the face of this follower of murderous Romanovs.

  36. LT says:

    I recall the term, “Social Prophylaxis,” in Gulag Archipelago. Stalin used to punish those who hadn’t committed a crime.

  37. @36 ulster

    I fear that it’s going to be some time before enough of us feel we have nothing left to lose.

    By then, it will be too late…

    • Agree: Richard B
  38. @Von Rho

    Go back to where you Compte from.

    • Replies: @Von Rho
  39. @Ukraine Tiger

    The 1939 “absolute guarantee” by Perfidious Albion to Poland was worthless and made to kickstart a global war against Germany. Approx 60 Million people died, untold numbers wounded, raped, starvation, Europe devastated end to end. It was a hugely successful sacrifice by judeo-masons to their father Satan.
    More has followed since in continuation of the same game-plan.

    It is worthwhile to remember that masonic GB, then as now, is merely a servant of Jewish bankers. 1939 is analogous to the “guarantees” given to Ukraine’s imposed Jewish govt by the judeo-masonic USA/UK/Nato today, in the person of Jewish transgender Victor Nudelman and similar depraved and monstrous demons that people of the west have as rulers over them. It is just as worthless, a chimera by the People of the Lie. It’s like everything they do.

    But we see that western people prefer to watch tv sport and soap operas.
    This will be their undoing and even destruction as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn pointed out all those years ago, and which is coming true.
    Thank you for your tribute to that great moral titan.

    • Agree: Towey
  40. @Priss Factor

    There are very few people who can escape the orbit of their early indoctrination. Martyanov is not one of them.

  41. The Russians of Donbas are sitting on some fabulous farm ground. I get the Kazar’s are doing their usual thing but can’t help but think it is ultimately about the farm ground. Neocons love their perpetual wars due to dead gentiles, but at the end of the war is about getting resources. Now Kazakhstan would be a lovely color revolution destination to poke the Russian bear from without damaging all that pretty farm ground and Black Sea ports.

    Then again our DOD apparently set up a gain of function bio-lab in Kazakhstan using Russian and Chinese scientists. Is any of this drama real or just some perverse Hunger Games like theater?

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  42. @Mr. Hack

    You are guilty of splitting hairs. Ukraine is a made-up fiction, as historically and actually it has always been a significant part of Russia. True, there are minor regional differences between Ukrainians and those Russians are part of Muscovy and Novgorod. However, it must be borne in mind that those differences are not on a purely national scale. A heavy majority of Ukrainians hold Russian as their primary language. The Ukrainian tongue is a bit like that of Texas, jealous of its own quirky differences with the mother tongue, but nearly as different as say, Spanish is from Italian, even though both languages are based on a mutual Latin origin.

    There is one segment attached to Ukraine that does not belong. Long under Polish rule, and latterly under the Hapsburg Empire, Galician people in the main were POLITICALLY drawn in by their Roman Catholic rulers to form what is called the Uniate Church. Uniats are under the Roman hierarchy, though retaining Orthodox rites and rituals. The dogma, though is imposed from the Vatican. That region of Western Ukraine should detach itself and become an independent state like Belarus and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

    We also need to remind ourselves that the Neo-Nazi fascists who were the U.\$. paid mercenaries who touched off the Maidan coup d’ etat were Galicians. Question is, because Ukraine’s economy has been essentially demolished by their Khazarian rulers; whether Mother Russia would accept the responsibility of returning their wayward child, their Prodigal Son, to the fold.

    • LOL: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @AP
  43. Z-man says:
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    Bergoglio if not the anti+Christ is at least the anti-Pope.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  44. DATA says:
    @Decoy

    Putin is a thief and Biden is a thief. The only question is who’s a bigger one…

  45. GMC says:
    @Mr. Hack

    It’s one thing to secede from from the Union, but along with this measure, there should be several honest plans with regards to future success as a real country. Ukraine never had the governing intellect or drive, in order to become a great country , much less a good neighbor { speaking today}. It had good people, and they could have made it work, but the Kleptocracy and corruption took those dreams away. They couldn’t pay the billions they owed after the breakup and Russia bailed them out. Their success in industry and business was because of the Soviet Union and we can see that today with the failed state that had/has sooo much corruption still.

    In fact most of the old Satellites are in the same mess, and have run to the Other Union or the US. Half of Ukraine needs to go back to Russia , in order to have a future, but its damaged goods now and the infrastructure alone would cost 1/2 a trillion bucks at least. Much of the Farmland belongs to the Globalists and they will end up owning even more. It’s a Borderland and will be for a long time because it’s a Geopolitical Prize to the West. Last time I took a Train to Kyiv in 2014/15 , I was still looking at the train tracks – when I flushed the toilet. Which would be a good place to throw all the Kiev politicians. Spacibo Mr. H

  46. geokat62 says:

    He had seen the open jaws of bitter Hell, and that Hell attempted not only to swallow him but destroy him and his soul totally. That the Soviet Hell—the Gulag—did not succeed…

    More fitting to have written:

    “That the Hebrew Hell—the Gulag—did not succeed…”

    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  47. @Priss Factor

    This is a sad perversion of Christianity as a result of tolerating liberalism and modernism to enter the Church. Make no mistake, this is not representative of true Christianity. Your picture perfectly illustrates the ape of the Church where Christians follow fear instead of love and where unfortunate souls listen to Dr. Fauci and ignore all those who are imitating Christ in these times of great change.

    I believe it is said that few will be saved and many will be lost. If a Christian knows and trusts Jesus Christ of Nazareth with all their mind heart and strength, they will not fear death. How many of us can genuinely say we don’t fear death? When that moment arrives, how many of us are actually ready to die? Material prosperity has made so many unable to die properly. What good are all the technological advances when man loses his soul as a result of them?

    Thankfully, God is in control and does have a plan, but I’m afraid that most of humanity has set themselves against Him in one way or another. To say that Christianity must go is extremely unfortunate, but yet you would agree with Christ on everything if you love the truth. If you believe that the love of money is the root of all evil (since by usurious means our overlords exponentially threaten the existence of all people of good will culminating in our contemporary times with poison injections posing as medicine much like the Church in your picture is presenting a false version of Christianity), then likely you would believe every other word of Our Lord Jesus Christ, as well. May God grant you a change of heart. Take care.

    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  48. @36 ulster

    I don’t know…the time for me to be quaking in my boots has come.

    Lost job due to mandate.

    No healthcare for fam.

    Then I see this: https://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=246-100-040

    Article: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/01/bill-filed-washington-authorize-strike-force-involuntarily-detain-unvaccinated-families-already-set-internment-camps/

    Think about how we were chided for being quacks for predicting a punitive response to the refuseniks. How no one gave us the time of day when we warned about vaccine passports?

    All true. All on the docket. And then next is CBDC that will really make you squirm if you have a rebel’s mind of dissent.

    Me being a WA state resident like Mike Whitney, I think it be time to take advantage of our inflated equity, sell, and hightail it the hell outta dodge posthaste.

    These terminally-blue states are finished anyway. So by the time you have packed your bags for North Dakota, those in the interior of WA, OR, CA will be engaging in mutiny as the whole state falls apart.

    Not much time left now.

    • Replies: @Robinski
  49. @Mr. Hack

    “All these areas except for the Crimea included solid majorities of Ukrainians, not Russians. Including these territories into the Ukrainian state was the only intelligent thing to do.”

    That ain’t what I see. Most of the people in Novorossiya are Russian to the core. There are some elements that raise their pathetic heads around Victory Day but on the whole east and south Ukraine is Russian.

    “In 1991 when the Soviet Union fell apart, over 92% of all Ukrainian citizenry within all the oblasts voted to secede from this union”

    Voting to secede from the USSR is not the same as wanting to join the west. Never the less, there is no way 92% of the people in the SE would have wanted this.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
  50. I learned after she died from a neighbor that my Mom had read the Gulag archipelago in Russian in Russia pre publishing, she told him

    She made sure I lost my Russian tongue

    I have the English. I had to stop after the first 2 chapters, although that was before the fascist appartheid state of SF had me jailed…wonder how well I can read it now, post solitary?

    I wish the u s would get the hell outta Russia, the Yooookraine, and generally leave the fucking rest of the world alone instead of destroying it

    Of course Mom thought we’d be free here.

    She was dead wrong, as we all can now see, can’t we just be free? For fucks sake…

    Don’t needlerape me, please

  51. @Priss Factor

    I’m Catholic and I am always surprised when I see when we allow a lesbian into the Priesthood.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  52. Finland have freemason satanist too! Judeo mason have to be execuded

  53. @Old and Grumpy

    You might remember that one of the very first places that was attacked by the Ukraine military, 2014 in Donbass was a small town named Slavyansk which just happens to sit upon one of the largest gas fields in Ukraine. Several weeks later the drills were operating amid the ruins and smoke of those attacks.

    The question now should be:

    If they were drilling for gas at that time then why is Ukraine in such a desperate situation regarding gas? What happened to that gas? Perhaps Hunter can enlighten us as he was there too.

  54. Bookish1 says:

    I read that Solzhenitsyns book ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ was only partly fact but partly a novel. Solzhenitsyns wife called the book a fantasy or something like that.

    • Replies: @Marcion
  55. @Z-man

    There were quite a few anti-popes in the history of the RC Church but now the problem is that what he is reigning over is an antichurch. And that couldn’t change by bringing back latin and the tridentine mass wording to the rituals : it would at best be an archeological operation. However well costumed into antique ones or adapted to rap these rituals will never be sacraments again. The church body of believers is not a soul-saving community nor do the rituals do anything useful for one’s soul on its way out of this world. Actually they do the opposite. When you are part of the new RC thing you acknowledge Jews, orthodox Jews at least, as being your elder brethren to be obeyed to in all worldly matters originally promised to them : in particular, in financial matters, you must never criticize them, their privileges are God-given. You are a Christian so as to eventually replace in the world to come the Jews that gave up their election by neglecting or refusing their supremacist bullshit together with their heavy-duty practice, and just treat their Jewish identity as a vague credit card giving access to contacts and privileges. In other words you are a Jew of very distant second rank, a Noachide, differing from ordinary side-lock donning Jews by adhering to anti-racism and multi-culturalism and mind-openness towards the great LGBT crowd. The RC church identity card is the debit card of the same bank of which Judaism is the credit card. The other Christian denominations are all equal or worse in that respect. The Episcopalian-Anglican church is the same thing having been defined a few centuries earlier : it is as diabolical but less dishonest, it also acknowledges the Jews as your Elder brothers but to may rebuke them when they treat you as a mere goy to be exploited or expended as such. The United Church of England or Canada together with all other low churches just offer you an easier practice in exchange for the duty of holding both Jews and High Church goers as your elder brothers. American Evangelism is actually, make no mistake about it, a branch of Judaism, not of Christianity : even if it is heavily dependent upon a personal relationship with Jesus it is Jesus as the most perfect Jew and as the lord of all Jews not as the lord of all Christians. In particular when you go into Evangelism you have to treat all Catholics as goys and it is up to you to purloin their money by various schemes because as per Prosperity Gospel God has elected you promising you Jewish-like prosperity as described in the OT. Orthodox Christianity is still in principle antisemitic as was pre-Vatican II RC. But with the difference you have to turn the other cheek to all oppressors and accept their actions as an exercise of austerity.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  56. Robinski says:
    @NemesisCalling

    I’m from just east of the Cascades in the Columbia Gorge. Our local sheriff has refused to enforce mandates that he thinks are invasive and non-sensical. I’m hoping that the west side of the state will come to the realization that omicron is leading to a tapering of the pandemic to the point that even hardcore authoritarian libs (I never thought that would be possible) will cede the worst is over and we’ll learn to live with one more flu bug. But maybe not, it seems The Farce is strong in them.

  57. Anonymous[417] • Disclaimer says:
    @emerging majority

    Speaking of Khazarian rulers in Ukraine, many living in Israel and not the Ukraine, demolishing the economy, I’ve read several articles about Chabad fronts and Jewish-controlled US ag giants, not to mention a few university endowments, buying up vast tracts of Ukrainian farmland with the result being rural Ukrainians becoming serfs.

    Is there anything to this? If there is, do you think this anticipates a future annexation, not by Russia, but by Israel as a giant agricultural plantation, a breadbasket, in much the way Israel’s future partner China (after Israel dumps the US under the bus according to Foreign Affairs) has announced its plans to repopulate North America with Han Chinese?

  58. @geokat62

    The Gulag, hellish though it was, never had as many inmates as the American prison for profit system. The Gulag was a mere imitation of the English workhouse system as described by Dickens and as applied both in England, on the negro and Irish-consuming West Indian plantations, and in East India : it was indeed a Biblically inspired Hebrew Hell to test the election of the Happy Few and kill the rest. USSR was another way to turn an Eastern country into some colonial India.

    • Troll: Sepp
  59. sally says:
    @Decoy

    Excellent job the Article.

    The people dictating to NATO seem to be a few very wealthy families that own between and among them controlling interest and have intangible ties and stock in upward to over 90% of the make up of the S&P…Basically holding companies ( i.e. Vanguard and Black Rock) seem to control most of the useful and profitable patents and copyrights in the world. . I can see how important Ukraine could be to certain corporate interest, but the average guy on the street in America could not tell you where Ukraine is. NATO is all about corporate power.. as far as the West is concerned.. and in the case or Russia it seems to be all about protecting Russian speaking peoples.

  60. Marcion says:
    @Bookish1

    Why not link a valid source for such a claim?

  61. Hibernian says:
    @emerging majority

    In Chicago there was a Ukrainian community, with Ukrainian Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholic churches, going back to before the Russian Revolution. Years of Islamic control, and later, years of Polish Catholic control, created a distinct culture.

  62. Ace says:
    @anonymous

    Your nuanced understanding of what he was saying there is impressive.

  63. @Kolya Krassotkin

    https://the-american-catholic.com/2018/02/27/bergoglianism-is-the-worst-heresy/

    Christianity – (Sin, Repentance, Redemption, Hell, Devil) which is like a fake chocolate cake with no chocolate I guess. I thought Catholicism had a proud intellectual tradition but the guys at the top think they have to compromise with the powers in Brussels and Basel and such capitals.

  64. Hibernian says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    And my family doctors’ practice has closed its doors to many of its patients, insisting on seeing them only under the most stringent of conditions because of their fear of the Covid cold.

    I’m quarantining today because of that kind of rule. I have an appointment tomorrow morning, which would have been cancelled if my Saturday morning COVID test had been positive. (Aso I would have had to quarantine for another seven days.) I still have to isolate until the appointment, even though the test was negative

  65. Dystopian says:
    @anonymous

    No only does he urge us to fight, he showed us what happens when you don’t. It makes we wonder if the author even read the Gulag Archipelago.

  66. Von Rho says:
    @Peter Rabbit

    Indeed, Comte is a philospher who condamned your Martinist gnosis

  67. Z-man says:
    @Francis Miville

    Yes, that’s why you have to follow The SSPX and good bishops like Williamson. The current Catholic church is a Globohomo front. It must be returned to it’s beginnings, true values, one way or another, or maybe only the Second Coming will solve it.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  68. @Sepp

    Dear Sepp,
    Russians suffered and are suffering to this very day just as badly or even worse and/or differently then Germans. Concerning this, there is also much enlightenment here:
    https://www.unz.com/article/did-stalin-prepare-to-invade-germany/?showcomments#comments
    To have set Germany and Russia against each other in two Jewish World Wars is a masterpiece of cynical Anglo-American-Russian (US v SU = Shekels) background diplomacy by Jews.
    The Russian and German people sacrificed the bloom of their youth in these terrible wars and with it their future elites. Germans have not been allowed to recover from it to this day. The Jew is playing God on earth and will pay an incredible price for it, for he too is soul.
    Germans and Russians are brother nations, and the Jewish World Wars between Germany and Russia were brother wars. Ultimately, this is true of all European nations manipulated into this bloodshed.
    „Why do 350 mio Americans need to protect 450 mio Europeans from 150 mio Russians?“
    To protect Jew’s republics and federations with Jew’s democracy cows in East & West?!
    The arrogance and brazeness of the Jew and the stupidity of his groupies is satanic by any means.
    See Solzhenitsyn’s “200 years together”.

    • Replies: @Sepp
  69. @NemesisCalling

    If Pope Francis is allowed to create the false Church that he wants, lesbian priestesses and tranny nuns are but a matter of time. Right now Francis is attacking externalities. Next he will go after dogma and morality. Attacking externalities is his opening salvo. When/if those go, more central aspects will be targeted next.

    The slippery slope is real, and that Francis meets with such unrestrained approval by Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Algore and Chelsea Clinton should make anyone who fears a descent into progressive barbarism shudder.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  70. @Wild Bill

    Except that most history is written by the victors and largely myth.

  71. ricpic says:

    “…allow the local people to decide the fate of their districts.”

    Who, of decent mind, can disagree with that plea? And yet has it ever been the case anywhere that the local people decide the fate of their districts? It is simply never allowed. And never will be.

    Why? Human Nature 101.

    Our own nation was “born” of the effort to move power to the center. Away from the people. Away from their districts.

    The most that can be hoped for is a Ruling Class less degraded than the norm.

  72. @obwandiyag

    “Neoconservatives are just traditional conservatives.”

    Add a dash of Trotsky and sprinkle it with neoliberal aka globalist economic policies. Unlike traditional conservatives, neocons are willing to destroy the society they’ve been seeded into if the tribal imperative deems it necessary.

  73. @Priss Factor

    As George Kennan says in the article–

    “George Kennan, one of the most distinguished of American diplomats, told The New York Times he believed the expansion of NATO was “the beginning of a new cold war…I think it is a tragic mistake. There was no reason for this whatsoever.”

    ‘No reason!’ says the diplomat. Still, I guess you paid him to be diplomatic.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  74. Sepp says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    There are several major differences here:

    1. Germany was forced to pay “reparations” for her “sins”, Russia never was. The USSR never had to pay back a dime of the same Lend Lease that bankrupted the English Empire.

    2. Whereas Germany tried to save Ukraine from the genocidal grip of the blood thirsty Jews and their blood thirsty Russian Slaves, the Russian actually partook in the genocide of Ukrainians.

    3. Point 2 applies as well to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Romania and Poland.

    4. Russians blamed the elite holocaust they committed at Katyn Forest against Poland on the Germans, and to this day have never really repented for this massive sin.

    5. Russians proudly raped their way across all of eastern Europe and Prussia. They still pretend this never happened.

    6. Russians ethnically cleansed all of East Prussia and are still occupying Königsberg today. Germany is not occupying any piece of Russian territory. Russia’s claims to Ukraine lose credibility as long as her unlawful ethnic cleansing of Königsberg remain unaddressed.

    7. The Russians ethnically cleansed tens of millions of Germans from the Volga region, the Danube, East Prussia, Pomerania, lower Saxony, and even the Sudetanland. Russia has never repented for these sins, let alone recognized the magnitude of them.

    These are the reasons all of eastern Europe are such staunch members of Nato. Sure, they realize that Nato is really Zato, but Nato never sucked half as much as the proud Russian Stalinist overlords.

    • Agree: Rurik
    • Disagree: GMC
    • Replies: @Towey
    , @Kurt Knispel
    , @Levtraro
  75. @Kyle Alvahyn

    True Christianity is dead and ineffective. If you want to lead a life of sacrifice and austerity go for Hinduism (Shiva, not Krishna). If you want the disciplines to maintain a modern civilization, foster progress and inspire you to acts of social justice go for Islam, though not any Islam. Christianity is what Judaism looked like when it decided to call for the crucifixion of Jesus : the Pharisians were the Evangelicals of their times while the Sadduceans were the Anglican-Episcopalians. Jesus would be put to death or in a psychiatric hospital by today’s Christian standards. Make no mistake about it, American Christianity was always about the love of money above any other kind of earthly good, though most often it is not even your own money but some corporation’s or some enterprise’s.

  76. @Z-man

    At the point where we are, after centuries of corruption and deviation from the original message, there is absolutely no way to turnaround.
    But the Second Coming to be effective must still find a corpus of believers. In true faith, which is something very different than just “believing”. Otherwise, most of humankind was just a failed experience by God…

  77. TGD says:
    @Anonymous

    Speaking of Khazarian rulers in Ukraine, many living in Israel and not the Ukraine, demolishing the economy, I’ve read several articles about Chabad fronts and Jewish-controlled US ag giants, not to mention a few university endowments, buying up vast tracts of Ukrainian farmland with the result being rural Ukrainians becoming serfs.

    Speaking of Chabad and Ukraine, Igor Kolomoisky, the Ukrainian Israeli oligarch, used Miami Chabadniks (Chaim Schochet, Mordechai Korf and Uri Laber) in his scheme to embezzle billions from ordinary Ukrainians through a Ponzi scheme involving his “Privatbank” holdings and laundering the ill gotten money into Midwest USA industrial properties. Ordinary people don’t hold a candle to Jews in the global finance game.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/10/17/ukrainian-oligarch-midwestern-factory-town-dirty-money-american-heartland-michel-kleptocracy-515948

    https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/ukraine-money-laundering/

  78. @Kolya Krassotkin

    The slippery slope started many centuries ago, and the decisive coup was given in the aftermath of Vatican II. What we see today was then just a matter of time.

    This for the RC church, for Orthodox church the decline is quite related with the divisions among the different local and national churches. Fr.Alexander Schmemann, a russian priest living in USA and a personal friend of Solzhenitsyn, was already complaining about the constant quarreling and bitching, in the 1970’s.

  79. Towey says:
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    The Church is heretical since Vatican II when the dogmas of salvation were denied. All the Popes since then have been heretics.
    In his COMMONITORY written shortly after the Church returned to the Faith after succumbing to the Arian heresy, St Vincent of Lerins wrote that if the Church should succumb to heresy ONCE MORE the only course for a true Catholic is to cling to the oldest teachings of the Church about which there is no dispute. The oldest teachings of the Church are the necessity of baptism with water and Faith for salvation.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  80. Liza says:
    @anonymous

    What’s wrong with violence anyway? Someone’s coming after you to do you much harm and you stand there like an idiot?

    • Agree: Towey, Kratoklastes, Levtraro
  81. Sepp says:

    Here is a very relevant article from Winterwatch about Walter Duranty:

    Portrait of Evil: Walter Duranty, the NYT Moscow Bureau Chief Who Deliberately Hid Soviet-Imposed Famine That Killed Millions in Ukraine

    Duranty was Moscow bureau chief of The New York Times (aka New York Slimes) for 14 years (1922–1936). As the genocide went down, in typical usual-suspect fashion, Duranty in 1932 received a Pulitzer Prize. But 58 years later, a bit of revisionist history was allowed to peek through that resulted in calls to revoke that Pulitzer.

    I was never aware of this critical detail about Duranty:

    After completing his education in England, he moved to Paris and, according to his biographer, Sally J. Taylor (author of “Stalin’s Apologist”), he met and associated with one Aleister Crowley and participated in Crowley’s magic rituals during this period. Duranty proclaimed that he had “ceased to believe in anything.”

    Crowley proved to be a schoolmaster for Duranty’s orgies of sex and drugs. He drank gallons of liquor and slipped into and out of opiate miasmas. Moreover, he liked to talk about the effects of opium on his penis to anyone who would listen. Duranty would talk about his or other mens’ “stick, staff or rod,” as he called it.

    In his book “Magick Without Tears,” Crowley referred to Duranty as his “old friend” and quoted from Duranty’s aptly named, sinister book “I Write as I Please.

    Crowley was a high ranking brother in numerous Masonic lodges. Clearly, Duranty was participating in Masonic rituals and orgies with Crowley.

    This is why this next tidbit is also interesting:

    News magazine “The Nation” then described Duranty’s reporting as “the most enlightened, dispassionate dispatches from a great nation in the making which appeared in any newspaper in the world.”

    Duranty got an exclusive interview with Lucifer incarnate Stalin himself. In the interview, Duranty praised Stalin’s progressive ideals, his firm control of a wild country and his brilliant political instincts. In November 1933, that resulted in the establishment of relations between the U.S. and the USSR.

    Duranty, Crowley, Stalin. Three Masonic brothers of a kind, millions of dead Europeans. Victoria Nuland would be so proud. Sabbatean Frankist Jews and C-Jews have been inflicting their sick perversions on the planet for centuries.

    • Agree: Towey
  82. Towey says:
    @Sepp

    But who financed the Stalinist overlords?According to Anthony Sutton, the Bolshevik Revolution would not have succeeded without the backing of Wall St and American corporations.

  83. Fr. John says:
    @Priss Factor

    Yes this Bergoglian Antichrist ‘Catholi-schism’ needs to repent and return to the pre-schism Unified Faith she once shared with Orthodoxy.

    But as for your biased viewpoint? I’m sure your own demise will come speedily enough, though to God, who created you, it was already decided ‘before the foundation of the world.’

  84. Z-man says:
    @al gore rhythms

    Trump made an intelligent observation when he was running for president. He said that NATO was obsolete. Of course he was overwhelmed by the powers that be once he was in office and sanctioned the shit out of Putin and ‘strengthened’ NATO.

  85. @Anonymous

    Would you please link to the article(s) or other coverage about Israel dumping America for China in Foreign Affairs you refer to?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  86. Anonymous[196] • Disclaimer says:
    @bombthe3gorgesdam

    I wish I could, but it’s apparently been disappeared. It had been linked to here at Unz in the past. The article’s thrust was Palmerston’s quip about nations having no permanent allies, only permanent interests, as well as gloating over Israel’s negotiating behind the US’s back for years for the express purpose of replacing the US with China. Maybe you’ll have more luck finding it. If you do, linking to it here at Unz would be a great aid in understanding the attacks from Israel and China that may well be coordinated.

    • Thanks: bombthe3gorgesdam
  87. Thim says:

    NATO should be abolished, should never have existed, but there was no agreement not to move NATO east. There is no such treaty.

    The Minsk proposed agreement was excellent and should have been ratified, but it had no chance in the Ukranian Parliment. They didnt even vote on it.

    The author accuses Ukraine of violating terms of Minsk. There is no such treaty in effect, never has been. A violation is therefore impossible.

    Putin is now demanding firm written and binding treaties, and he should get them. But it does no good when the Russians keep daydeaming that such agreements already exist. They have never existed, not for one minute.

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  88. @Anonymous

    Foreign Affairs Quarterly was established back in the 20’s as an arm of the Council on Foreign Relations, themselves closely connected with the Tavistock Institute in City of London. Those of us who have long studied these matters tend to connect that publication as the official mouthpiece for the ultimate In\$iders.

  89. Mefobills says:
    @emerging majority

    Boris Yeltsin fell under the influence of scheming special interests from the West, who were hungrily eyeing Ukraine’s agricultural potential and all of Russia with its immense levels of exploitable resources. So the old strategy of “divide and conquer” was also part of the equation.

    The idea was to turn Russia into an extraction economy, and to saddle it with debts. Additional actions was to buy up the commanding heights of the Russia economy, using foreign capital.

    Yukos is a good example of how our finance (((Friends))) operate:

    https://www.yukoscase.com/about-the-case/the-yukos-oligarchs/

    Borrowing foreign credit (or getting it for free) from your (((cousins))) in finance centers like London or Wall Street is easy enough. Just make a phone call and make a business case.

    Later, the oil of Russia was to be denominated in dollars, and then American oil companies were to be invited in. The profits of course are extracted and Russians do not get the benefit of their birthright.

    Usury can be very complicated and comes in many forms.

    So, it wasn’t so much divide and conquer, it was to saddle the Russians with new debts, not denominated in Rubles.

    Russia was to become an extraction economy, with white Russian debt slaves, being drawers of water and hewers of wood.

    New debts pay off old debts.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  90. The Neo-Cons want war with Russia. Jews are a large part of the Neo-Con war mongers and they want to punish Russia for their perceived crimes against the Jews who once live there.

    The Jews absolutely HATE Jesus and Christianity and Putin is determined to restore Christianity there.

    All matters of state are eventually religious/theological matters and the Jews who run America HATE Jesus and Christianity

    • Agree: Towey
  91. @Fr. John

    Yes, continue your war with other Christians. THAT is the way to fight the perfidious Jews

  92. Mr. Hack says:
    @Ukraine Tiger

    That ain’t what I see. Most of the people in Novorossiya are Russian to the core. There are some elements that raise their pathetic heads around Victory Day but on the whole east and south Ukraine is Russian.

    What I saw were a lot of pro-Russian agitprops sent into the Novorossiya area during 2014, and their propaganda fell on deaf ears as the locals weren’t interested in secession or leaving Ukraine and joining Russia. If it didn’t work in 2014, it certainly wont work today. Besides, the Ukrainian national ideal has taken on a more solid foundation there as many of the local boys supported (and continue to support) the local military Azov battalion. Sure, most of the locals within Azov continue to communicate in Russian, but their hearts and souls are with the rest of the Ukrainian nation.

    Voting to secede from the USSR is not the same as wanting to join the west. Never the less, there is no way 92% of the people in the SE would have wanted this.

    Maybe so for some, but even in 2014 most Ukrainians were more interested in being a part o the EU and not Putler’s CIS. NATO wasn’t attracting a majority of supporters in 2014, but if you look today, more and more Ukrainians are seeing value in being a part of NATO, to counterbalance the bellierent Russian state to the north.

  93. AP says:
    @emerging majority

    Ukraine is a made-up fiction

    No more than many modern countries. Including “Russia” (which in reality is just the Suzdal-Moscow part of defunct Rus). So?

    True, there are minor regional differences between Ukrainians and those Russians are part of Muscovy and Novgorod.

    They are greater than the differences between, say, Swedes and Danes. Comparable to the differences between the Dutch and the Deutsch.

    A heavy majority of Ukrainians hold Russian as their primary language

    .

    It was about 50/50 before Russian Crimea and mostly-Russian urban Donbas left.

    There is one segment attached to Ukraine that does not belong. Long under Polish rule, and latterly under the Hapsburg Empire, Galician people in the main were POLITICALLY drawn in by their Roman Catholic rulers to form what is called the Uniate Church.

    Galicia and Right Bank (both part of Poland) were together until the end of the 18th century, when Galicia joined Austria and the Right Bank joined Russia. The difference between Galicia and the western half of Kiev province is about 120 years of rule by Austria vs. Russia followed by 20 years of Stalin’s rule. They were together longer than either was with Moscow.

    We also need to remind ourselves that the Neo-Nazi fascists who were the U.\$. paid mercenaries who touched off the Maidan coup d’ etat were Galicians.

    Right Sector are based in Dnipropetrovsk. Azov neo-Nazis are from Kharkiv.

    Question is, because Ukraine’s economy has been essentially demolished by their Khazarian rulers

    Ukraine’s economy was demolished in the 90s when the country was ruled by southeasterners. After Maidan it is finally crawling upwards.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
    , @GMC
  94. @Priss Factor

    I agree but what do you replace it with? Europeans have abandoned and destroyed their native heritage. It won’t stop their fixation on worshiping dead Jew(s) that they claim they’ve killed. The West has a lot of problems and Russia has over 6,000 solutions. A nuclear rapture would be a fitting end to the Christian doomsday cult.

  95. @Mefobills

    Do you happen to know whether the American taxpayer has paid off those Civil War debts which led to the Constitution killing Act of 1871? Has that initiator been removed from the books?

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  96. @AP

    AP: Ab Initio—from the beginning, Ukraine and the rest of Russia were essentially one people. After Catherine the Great drove out the Terrible Turks, most of Ukraine once again united with Mama Bear. Galicia did not “join” The Austro-Hungarian Empire. Let us say they were absorbed. The rapprochement with “Holy Mother Church” continued that assimilationist policy begun by the Jagellonian Dynasty of Poland-Lithuania.

    Right Sector may well be BASED in Dnipropetrovsk, but they do happen to be Galician mercenary forces with strong fascistic tendencies, including adoption of the SS Wolfsangel Rune.

    As for the Ukrainian economy “crawling upwards”, the propulsion system is a bit weak. Perhaps by the 100th Anniversary of the Maidan Coup it will achieve the same level that existed when the place was known as the Ukraine SSR.

    Your first paragraph of response is simply ludicrous.

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @AP
  97. Anonymous[917] • Disclaimer says:

    It was Ukraine that Kazakh opposition figures and their Western sponsors chose as their main base of operations. After 2014, Ukraine became a trash heap, where Russophobes from Kazakhstan, Georgia and Uzbekistan were welcomed. Kyiv would semi-officially host the headquarters of the so-called Belarusian opposition. With the blessing of the West, Ukraine has become a platform for spreading color revolutions, social unrest and government coups in the post-Soviet space using numerous European and American non-governmental structures.
    (https://journal-neo.org/2022/01/10/kazakhstan-s-security-was-undermined-by-outside-forces/)

    The color revolution scenario should n0w be pretty obvious to everyone on the planet and Ukraine is now a partner in that game. My heart tells me this is pure unwarrented agressive behavior covertly sponsored by the US State Department. Solzhenizyn was rightfully concerned.

  98. @Mr. Hack

    What a crock of Krap. In which province of Canuckistan did your Ukrainian ancestors settle? The Azov Battalion, if memory serves, originated in Kharkov, not exactly a city to be somehow relocated to the Donbas.

    You claim to have SEEN pro-Russian “agitprops” sent into Novorussia in 2014. So what was an agent like yourself doing there at that time? And what’s this barf and garbage of there being a “Ukrainian Nation”? That bogus state is totally under the ownership of the Khazarian Mafiya.

    The “Ukrainian Ideal” you boast, is the product of grasping elites who wish to run the show themselves—on behalf of that aforementioned Khazarian Mafiya. So Porkyshenko is being canned because his mother was not from the Chosen and a Yiddish languish comedian now is the putative prime-minister.

    The connivers have so messed up Ukraine that now they’re even pushing something along the lines of a Ukrainian Orthodox replacement for the traditional church of the Ukrainian Narod. Why don’t you people do something to clean up the mess that Canuckistan has become under the spoiled brat son of Pierre Arrogant Trudeau.

    • Thanks: GMC
  99. Mefobills says:
    @emerging majority

    Do you happen to know whether the American taxpayer has paid off those Civil War debts which led to the Constitution killing Act of 1871? Has that initiator been removed from the books?

    Public debts can stay on the books forever and make no claims. It is so much ink and dust.

    Lincoln printed debt free greenbacks. The North had both guns and butter, as they industrialized, built railroads, and prosecuted the war simultaneously.

    The reason for the war was the Morrill Tariffs.

    The North made the tragic mistake of not rebating the Tariffs to the south. At the same time, the North could have used Greenbacks to help the South industrialize.

    After Lincoln was killed, the usual (((suspects))) attached debts to the south.

  100. AP says:
    @emerging majority

    from the beginning, Ukraine and the rest of Russia were essentially one people.

    No more than Swedes and Norwegians, Dutch and Germans, Portuguese and Spaniards.

    Various geographically separated Slavic tribes (and some Finnic ones in the Northeast) were conquered by Scandinavians, who set up a loose trading-focused state around 880. This entity split up after the death of the last unified ruler Mstislav in 1132. So it lasted all of 250 years. Already there were bitter wars between these principalities; Kiev was brutally sacked in 1169 by Muscovites (proto-Russians) but the natives drove out the ruler he tried to impose on them. About 100 years after the split, the Mongols swept up the independent principalities. The last ruler of Kiev prior to the Mongol invasion was the Galician prince (later king), Daniel.

    The myth of one undivided ancient Russia encompassing both Ukraine and Russia and useful for Ukrainians seeking careers in Russia, whose status was questioned by native Russians.

    After Catherine the Great drove out the Terrible Turks, most of Ukraine once again united with Mama Bear

    Let’s review how long each part of Ukraine was ruled by/together with what country:

    Kiev City and eastern Ukraine: Lithuania, then Poland 1362 – 1648 (about 300 years); independent 1648-1654 (6 years); autonomous (own military, legal system, locally elected ruler) but under the Russian tsar until 1709 (55 years); diminished autonomy until 1764 (55 years); integrated part of Russian Empire until 1917 (153 years); Ukrainian SSR 1918- 1991 (73 years); independent Ukraine 1991-present (30 years). Total: Russia 336 years, Lithuania + Poland 300 years, not-Russia 335 years and counting

    The “Right Bank” – everything west of the river Dnipro, including most of Kiev province but not Kiev City: part of Lithuania and Poland 1362-1793 (429 years); integrated part of Russia until 1917 (124 years); Ukrainian SSR 1919-1991 (72 years); independent Ukraine 1991-present (30 years). Total: Russia 196 years, Poland 449 years, not-Russia 464 years and counting

    Volynia – same as “Right Bank” (above) but unlike the rest of the Right Bank was part of Poland from 1919-1939, missing the first 20 years of Soviet rule. Total: Russia 176 years, Poland 449 years, not-Russia 476 years and counting

    Galicia – part of Poland 1349-1772 (423 years); part of Austria 1772-1918 (146 years); part of Poland 1919-1939 (20 years), part of Ukrainian SSR 1939-1991 (52 years); independent Ukraine 1991-present (30 years). Total: Russia 52 years, Poland 443 years, not-Russia 621 years and counting

    So much for “Ukraine was always part of Russia.” Finland was ruled by Moscow longer than were Galicia, Volhynia and the Right Bank. Moreover, much of the time spent under Moscow was as a separate entity, either a Hetmanate or its own SSR. Full integration within Russia lasted less than 150 years! People ignorant of history claim that Lenin created a separate Ukraine, as if the Hetmanate had never existed as a separate entity (one with more autonomy than the Ukrainian SSR).

    As for so-called “New Russia” – it was seized from the Tatars in the late 18th century, and settled mostly by ethnic Ukrainians moving south from the neighboring Ukrainian homeland.

    Right Sector may well be BASED in Dnipropetrovsk, but they do happen to be Galician mercenary forces

    Its founder Dmytro Yarosh is from Dnipropetrovsk, as are most of its leaders (such as Yarosh’s successor Tarasenko) and most of its men although it also includes Galicians. Its early core were natioalist soccer hooligans from places like Kiev and Dnipropetrovsk.

    As for the Ukrainian economy “crawling upwards”, the propulsion system is a bit weak.

    3%-4% annual growth until Covid. By 2019 it had exceeded its per capita GDP prior to Maidan in constant dollars.

    But yes, thanks to the massive hole dug in the 90s Ukraine will not achieve Soviet-era GDP per capita in a long time. Ukraine’s policy of not immediately trying to join the West set Ukraine back for a long time. This policy was due to the Donbas and Crimean electorate. Ukrainians can blame them for their relative poverty. It is bad for Ukraine that it had those territories.

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  101. @Priss Factor

    What an abomination! Catholicism has been coopted by neo liberals and NWO freaks.

  102. GMC says:
    @AP

    Sorry Pal but Ukie economy was not stagnant for all those years. I’ll agree that the Ukie economy was never that great , but people had cheap cheap utilities, and yep, East Ukraine had industry that kept them fed, but the price of food, building materials and such were well aligned with the economic prices of the citizens, and a whole lot better than todays scam. For instance, the building materials we got from within Ukraine were dirt cheap , especially the wood products , which were mostly rough cut but the price was a third of the price I paid in the states. I’m sure all that wood went directly to the EU , right after the Ukies stopped sending it to Crimea in 2015.

    Since I started work there in 08 the highest paid tri tradesmen made 7-800 bucks a month and the Construction Companies were Ukrainian , Russian, Turkisk, and Tatar. The company’s main office was in Kiev and Moscow and there jobsites from Kiev to Crimea, so I had been from Crimea to Kiev for a solid year and then some as I finally retired in Crimea Ukraine. The Business language was Russian , my documents were sometimes a mix of Ukrainian and Russian. A good data base on who speaks what is – riding the trains in Ukie ville. The train from Crimea to Kiev was in Russian , but once one goes into the centre , then you can hear the Ukrainian language pop up. Many people spoke both or at least much of either language but I never heard the words – Fuck the Russians or Fuck the Ukies , until after the US coup in Kiev.

    I enjoyed living in Crimea , Ukraine { except for the roads etc. lol } but I never saw an invasion from Russia because the Ukrainian military { and I knew enough of the guys back then } always knew the Russian military had their back. Likewise, some of the Ukrainian military had worked out with Nato forces – in the western part of the country. Propaganda from the West against Russia has done a number on the Ukraine mind set , just like in the States. Some people believe it , some don’t – typ. I certainly never wanted to live in another Super Power State , so my retirement was fucked up more by the West than the East – to say the least. SNAFU

    • Thanks: Robjil, emerging majority
    • Replies: @AP
  103. @Thim

    There is a Minsk agreement in place and the onus is entirely on Kiev to implement it. Russia, France and Germany are the witnesses to the agreement and it is written. You talk shit.

  104. @Mr. Hack

    Somehow I think a passer-by such as youself must have been fully indoctrinated by the western media before you even passed through. You have absolutely no idea of what has actually occured in this country. I have however, lived through the whole ideal. Thinking about it, I doubt you were even here.

    Most of the Azov battalion are not locals, they are mercenaries. Most of the locals, especially in the SE refuse to be drafted into the Ukraine military. In fact, I do not know any young man that has enlisted.

    The older part of the population has no interest in the EU. Only the young impressionable have an interest and it is driven by a media completely devoit of any anti-government or pro-Russian content such is the state of the Ukrainian propaganda machine. There is only one TV channel that is Russian oriented and frankly I am surprised that it is still airing.

    • Thanks: GMC, emerging majority
    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
  105. Robjil says:

    Propaganda from the West against Russia has done a number on the Ukraine mind set , just like in the States. Some people believe it , some don’t – typ. I certainly never wanted to live in another Super Power State , so my retirement was fucked up more by the West than the East – to say the least. SNAFU

    Thanks, there is no good reason for this. Ukraine is being used by the west. The US empire does not care about the Ukrainians.

    I knew this since the US coup in 2014. Nuclear war was possible again. It ended after the cold war.

    Since the US coup, there has been endless shelling of civilians in Donbass. More intense during 2014-16, but it is still going on. Tens of thousands of civilians have died this way. It similar to what the Israelis do to Gaza. That is hidden by our faux free press. Any nation that does that is not on the good side of humanity. It has no compassion.

    Ukraine is being used by the US empire. It will not be a real nation until it gives up being used like this. Look at the endless headlines about this regime in Kiev in our faux free press in the west.

    “Russia is going to invade Ukraine” this is the most recent mantra in our faux free press in the West. One would think “Covid” would be the only “worry” these days in the west. The only reason that Russia would “invade” Ukraine is if the US puppet state of Ukraine would brutally attack the civilians of Donbass.

    The other recent hysteria, was in late 2019 and early 2o2o, the impeachment of Trump for a “phone call”.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/ukraine-zelensky-donald-trump-impeachment-white-house-b1912133.html

    More than two years after he was party to one of the most infamous phone calls in American political history, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is coming to the White House to meet with the man Donald Trump pressed him to target with sham investigations in hopes of upending the 2020 election.

    The real bad real call was the call that started the US coup in 2014. That phone call shows real face of the Kiev regime since 2014. Yet our faux free press in west, does not mention this one. It created the monster US puppet state of Ukraine that we have today. A new Cold war was created for the US empire with this regime. It has done nothing good for Europe or Ukraine or the world. Nuland was right, it was a F-k you to the EU, Ukraine and the world.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/ukraine-zelensky-donald-trump-impeachment-white-house-b1912133.html

    State Department Official Caught on Tape Saying “F-ck the EU”

    thanks to a leaked phone conversation, Victoria Nuland’s international relationships might be a bit awkward right now.

    thanks to a leaked phone conversation, Victoria Nuland’s international relationships might be a bit awkward right now.

    • Agree: GMC
    • Thanks: emerging majority
  106. GMC says:

    Yep, there are a lot of different opinions of Ukraine and it’s OK – its a big place and has quite a number of various “culture zones” and that’s what made it a pretty interesting place to cruise to, work or settle down. I haven’t been able to go thru Ukraine since 2015 , but I still have friends and inlaws there. It was a real free place before and I could go anywhere and never worry about much. Street sense applies to all foreign countries tho. Paka

    • Thanks: Robjil
    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  107. AP says:
    @GMC

    Sorry Pal but Ukie economy was not stagnant for all those years. I’ll agree that the Ukie economy was never that great , but people had cheap cheap utilities, and yep, East Ukraine had industry that kept them fed, but the price of food, building materials and such were well aligned with the economic prices of the citizens, and a whole lot better than todays scam

    I don’t know the situation in the East and it makes sense that this area has done worse after Maidan. I regularly visit family in Kiev, an oblast that borders Kiev (both the oblast center and the village), and Lviv. I stay with cousins and mix only with locals. I am also in regular contact.

    Kiev is about the same as it had been; the other areas I visit are all better off than they had been prior to Maidan. Lviv has seen a lot of new Western-style subrurban housing and new luxury stores such as Armani in the town center. Germans have built some new factories in the oblast center bordering Kiev.

    Prior to Maidan (and soon after, when things got even worse) we had been sending our relatives old clothes and money to help them get by; by 2018 this was no longer necessary and for the first time they have started to do things Russians have been doing for a long time, like family vacations to economical resorts in Egypt or Turkey. In 2019 my aunt from the region bordering Kiev told me that for the first time since independence she felt secure financially.

    This is reflected in the per capita GDP chart I posted. Under Yanukovich there was a partial recovery from the 2009 crash followed by years of stagnation as GDP stagnated at a plateau. It collapsed in 2014-2015 but then saw a steady rise, surpassing 2013 in the last quarter of 2018 and continuing through 2019 before Covid.

    The nineties, when Ukraine was ruled by southeastern oligarchs, just put Ukraine into a deep deep hole.

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
    , @GMC
  108. @anonymous

    Here in Ireland at the moment I would have to agree with Solzhenitsyn that the people deserve everything that the government is doing to them, the vast bulk have no idea what is going on and are slavishly adhering to the most ridiculous of restrictions,

    People cue outside of take away food venues with their masks on even when there is no government diktat to do so,

    I’ve been to almost all of the protest marches about lockdowns and restrictions and it’s always a small crowd,

    I reckon I’m done protesting and will focus on just me and mine,

    I’m banned from any indoor setting as we have the vax pass and the Irish just go along with it, no moral compass, the government and its covid busting team of alleged experts have just floated the idea of forced vaccinations, just as the whole thing is dying out with a sniffle,

    We paid the biggest price per head of population for the 08 crisis in the western hemisphere and no lessons were learned,

    I reckon that between the British and the Catholic church they have beaten the spirit of the people to pulp,

    The incoming financial meltdown and hyper inflation will decimate the country and most likely open us up to huge immigration demanded by the EU,

    We never got to be a free people and it sure as hell shows.

  109. @GMC

    Did you receive permanent residency in Ukraine before 2014? If so, how did it work out once under RF jurisdiction? Just interested.

    I have a friend that had permanent residency in Ukraine then moved to Sevastopol just before the events of 2014. He didn’t register his movements in time so we had to smuggle him and his family back into Ukraine in 2015. Looking back, he would have been better off staying in Crimea.

    My wife and I would very much like to move to Russia but there is of course, the possibility that we may well be Russians sooner rather than later. Correction, I might, she who must be obeyed, already is a Russian.

    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
    , @GMC
  110. @AP

    If you are basing your thoughts and accounts on regions in Kiev and west thereof, you are full of it. You have the gaul to publish thoughts on Ukraine. Most of the oligarchs are from western Ukraine. You are a deluded arsewipe and will be barred.

    • Troll: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @AP
  111. AP says:
    @Ukraine Tiger

    Thanks for proving that you are either ignorant or dishonest. All of your posts should be viewed in that light.

    Most of the oligarchs are from western Ukraine.

    Richest Ukrianians:

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

    Akhmetov – Donetsk (East)
    Pinchuk born in Kiev, made fortune and was based in Dnipropetrovsk (East)
    Zhevago born in Russia, based in Kiev (Center)
    Kolomoyski – Dnipropetrovsk (East)
    Boholyubov – Dnipropetrovsk (East)
    Hereha – Lviv (West)
    Poroshenko – Vynnytsia, Kiev (Center)
    Novynski – from Russia, came to Ukraine to steal in the 90s
    Yaroslavsky – Donetsk (East)
    Kosiuk – Kiev (Center)

    Of the 10 – 5 are from the East, 1 from Russia, 3 from Kiev in the Center, and only 1 from the West.

    Whenever you write anything about Ukraine we can refer to this post as an example of your knowledge about Ukraine.

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  112. @Timur The Lame

    The main problem is these disgusting scum have linked joining the EU to being in NATO.
    It seems obvious that if they were given an option of joining the EU in 1 years time, but had to formally agree to never seek. NATO membership….. then I suspect that 99.9% of Montenegrins would agree to that in referendum, in about 0.1 seconds

    • Replies: @Mikhail
  113. Mikhail says: • Website

    Scrolling down a slight bit, a direct link to a punchy 20 minute 1/11 WABC Talk Radio NY segment on Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and the neocon/neolib foreign policy elites:

    https://tinyurl.com/2rtrcrkn

  114. Mikhail says: • Website
    @Gerard1234

    The main problem is these disgusting scum have linked joining the EU to being in NATO.
    It seems obvious that if they were given an option of joining the EU in 1 years time, but had to formally agree to never seek. NATO membership….. then I suspect that 99.9% of Montenegrins would agree to that in referendum, in about 0.1 seconds

    Somewhat reminded of this segment with John Bolton:

    https://audioboom.com/posts/8010538-kazakhstan-putin-vs-the-colour-revolutions-ambassador-john-bolton-ambjohnbolton

    He uncritically describes NATO in a singular way and then a “gray zone” of countries outside Russia like Kazakhstan. A roundabout way of propping NATO and the EU, while disrespecting countries in the Collective Security Organization (CSTO) and Eurasian Economic Union. Kazakhstan and Russia are also members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

    BTW, the current head of CSTO is the leader of Armenia, which is considered among the more democratic of former Soviet republics. When critically assessed, Ukraine is quite democratically challenged.

    Regime change operations can lead to worsened situations. That aspect is what motivates Russia and some other countries to oppose the recent insurrection in Kazakhstan.

    Along with Bolton, will Antony Blinken and Christiane Amanpour eat crow on their suggestion that the Russian deployment in Kazakhstan will be for a lengthy period? It looks like that campaign could very well end by the end of this month.

    Fact check whether Putin said “our home” or “our homes”, or something else in his recent meeting with other CSTO heads of state.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-10/putin-vows-to-defend-ex-soviet-allies-from-color-revolutions

    https://www.dw.com/en/kazakhstan-putin-says-russia-will-not-allow-revolutions/a-60377370

    Once again, there’s inaccuracy over how Putin views the Soviet period. See:

    https://www.eurasiareview.com/24122021-deconstructing-john-batchelors-shows-on-russia-oped/

    From 2000, Putin is quoted as saying: “Anyone who doesn’t regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains.”

    https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780191843730.001.0001/q-oro-ed5-00016963

    FYI, Kazakhstan was the last republic to formally leave the USSR. The Central Asian “Stans” (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) weren’t enthusiastic about the Soviet breakup. These republics felt a benefit being part of the larger entity. I suspect that the reported post-Soviet discrimination against ethnic Russians in Kazakhstan might’ve been motivated by a kind of scapegoating. In any event, this discrimination appears limited and not on the increase.

    • Replies: @Gerard1234
  115. @Ukraine Tiger

    Smuggle him back to Banderastan, eh? To join you and the other Ukronazis in marching about, celebrating the genocide of Poles, Jews, Russians etc, back in the ‘good old days’.

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  116. Mr. Hack says:
    @Ukraine Tiger

    Most of the locals, especially in the SE refuse to be drafted into the Ukraine military. In fact, I do not know any young man that has enlisted.

    Most members of the Ukrainian military today are contracted soldiers, although there is still a large contingent of conscripts too. I haven’t been able to locate any information as to the the breakup of Ukraine’s military by region or oblast. If anybody can point me in the right direction, I’d be grateful, having a hard time accepting Ukrainian Pussycat’s opinion here.

    Most of the Azov battalion are not locals, they are mercenaries.

    Not according to Wikipedia:

    Azov initially formed as a volunteer militia on 5 May 2014 during the Ukrainian crisis.[8] On 12 November 2014, Azov was incorporated into the National Guard of Ukraine, and since then all members are contract soldiers serving in the National Guard of Ukraine.[9]More than half of the regiment’s members speak Russian and come from eastern Ukraine,[14] including cities of Donetsk and Luhansk.[15]

  117. GMC says:
    @AP

    Good informative post AP – thanks. I haven’t been able to get into Ukraine so I appreciated the first person view, but I know the people will make thru – yet another catastrophe. My friend stayed in Lvivov for a month recently and said it was a lively place with even some Belarusian hanging out there.
    Looks like Kazakh had a Maidan moment last week – my retirement bucket list has been sabotaged way too many times – lol. OO Da Chee

    • Thanks: AP
  118. GMC says:
    @Ukraine Tiger

    Ya, I had gotten my work papers in 2008 and then Residency in 2012 because i was in and out of Crimea before . I had to laugh at my cardboard Ukie residency document. lol Hey , they were on a Tight budget. My Ukie Ovir officer all those years ended up being my Russian Ovir officer when she switched countries but not jobs. That made it rather easy but none of my Ukie, Crimea time prior to the vote counted much – in fact I had to leave in 2015 and go back to the States , get a Russian Visa , then come back to Crimea , in order to start my residence time – over again. I almost didn’t come back because I ended up in Central America for 3 to 4 mos before comin back = Bucket list. But by 2015 I had too much invested in Crimea and would have to take a big financial hit and get a divorce – lol lol

    Don’t ya love the State Dept for giving us a heads up on all their coup d etats that they are doing in a country you are working or living in. I even remember signing up for those US Embassy notices in Kyiv -lol

    In early 2015 I could go to Ukraine and the border guys and gals were OK, but after that they wouldn’t let me go into Ukraine – I was a Traitor – How about – we were all peasants – trapped in a hostile take over of Ukraine by the West – instead. I hang out in Smolensk also. So my Bucket list is looking pretty puny these days – Covid BS. Spacibo

  119. @Mikhail

    Some good links there. Many thanks.
    Abkhazia was actually far more eager to leave the Soviet Union, than Gruzia or the other republics at the time.

    Despite the idiotic revisionism, Ukraine /404 was equally reluctant to leave the USSR….. just as they never showed ANY interest to leave the USSR in the 70 years before that…… just as they ( or the people on the lands of that fake state) had never shown ANY interest to leave in 350 years of Russian empire

  120. Mikhail says: • Website
    @Gerard1234

    Here’s another.

    The Aussie accent has a certain spunkyness to it.

    • Agree: littlewing
  121. @Mr. Hack

    WikkifukkinPedia for mercy sakes? Whatever you happen to be smoking has got to be neither green nor organic. That infamous institution has long since been taken over the Intel Boyz, such as Mossad, CIA, MI6 –ad nauseam. If you don’t believe me, check out their unending list of disreputable professors and suchlike, people who sell their souls for a few Shekels. See what those “authorities” have to say about Psychotronic Weaponry, which has long been used in various and multifarious mind-control assaults.

    You lose any possible credibility when you cite Wikipedia.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
  122. Wielgus says:

    Solzhenitsyn published an article in the mid-1990s arguing that mainly Russian northern Kazakhstan should be part of Russia. He had spent time there, at a Gulag camp in Ekibastuz.

  123. Alfred says:
    @anonymous

    No one can accuse the great Russian writer of being an advocate of violence

    This statement is in direct contradiction of what he actually wrote:

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

    ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

  124. @mulga mumblebrain

    What? Under what rock did you evolve? Piss off louse.

  125. @AP

    Thats ok. It doesn’t matter where they are from, it is their politics that matter. Trust me when I say that people in the SE have NO say in what is happening to them. You think Kolomoiski and Poroshenko give a shit about ethnic Russians? I don’t base my knowledge on Ukraine on what I read in western newspapers or listen to on the TV, I live it. You? who cares

    • Replies: @AP
  126. @Mr. Hack

    Earlier it was mini buses of mercenaries headed to the east, hiding behind the window curtains because they were too gutless to face the people that knew who they were and what they were doing. Most didn’t speak Russian but many of them certainly understood English and if you spat it at them the pricks would cringe. Many nationalities. All after a buck. If you want to use wikipedia as a reference then you are not in any position to lecture to me, at least I and many others had the guts to call them out.

    Another point. Azov is owned by Kolomoiski. Before maidan, my savings were sitting in the PrivatBank also owned by Kolomoiski. Soon after maidan, one of my accounts written in USD was cleaned out. How convenient.

    • LOL: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @AP
  127. AP says:
    @Ukraine Tiger

    You were caught saying something untrue and outlandish and now wave it off. Is this your approach to all facts?

    You insisted that most oligarchs were from Western Ukraine when the opposite is true: almost none are.

    Trust me when I say

    Why would anyone trust you, given your record?

    I don’t base my knowledge on Ukraine on what I read in western newspapers or listen to on the TV, I live it.

    Whatever you base it on has failed you, sorry.

  128. AP says:
    @Ukraine Tiger

    Another point. Azov is owned by Kolomoiski.

    No, that is Right Sector owned by Kolom0ysky; both are from Dnipropetrovsk. Azov is based in Kharkiv. It is linked to Kharkiv-based Avakov (the former interior minister of Ukraine). Unfortunately, you are wrong again.

    Pretty much any time you say something that can be checked, you are wrong. So when you claim something that can’t be verified like what you heard on a minibus, it should be taken with a big grain of salt.

    • Agree: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Robjil
  129. Mr. Hack says:
    @emerging majority

    I’ll take Wikipedia any day over the pointless and groundless banter that you try to pass off as genuine information – LOL! 🙁

    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @emerging majority
  130. Robjil says:
    @Mr. Hack

    Wikipedia is worthless. It is controlled and manipulated garbage to support the interests of the rulers of the west.

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-28-wikipedia-co-founder-wikipedia-is-broken-run-by-bad-actors.html

    Attkisson recently published a must-read story that exposes how Wikipedia has collapsed into a disinformation / propaganda hub run by corporate interests. Her full story, reprinted below, is found at SharylAttkisson.com.

    • Agree: Alfred
  131. Robjil says:
    @AP

    This Azov has been training children near Kiev. It gets all around Ukraine.
    https://katehon.com/en/1158-military-training-for-young-children-at-ukraines-neo-nazi-summer-camp.html

    Western media sources (quoted by the Kyiv Post) confirm that children as young as six years old are participating in the Azov Summer Camp located in the Vodytsya district outside Kyiv.

    The Kyiv Post –which blames the Western media for its biased coverage– nonetheless acknowledges the diabolical nature of the military training project:

    … this particular camp is run by the Azov Battalion founded by lawmaker Andriy Biletsky, its former commander. Located in the wooded area of Kyiv’s Pushcha Vodytsya district, kids at this summer camp aren’t just playing soldiers – they’re getting actual military training from soldiers who have fought on the front line in Russia’s war against Ukraine.

    This is an example of the “aid” that the US gives to Ukraine. Our Congress critters were going crazy to impeachment Trump for this nonsense. Strange world we live in today. Ukraine is just a US puppet state to bother Russia these days and nothing more than that.

    This diabolical endeavor, which incites hate by innocent children against ethnic Russians as well as opponents of the Kiev regime is broadly supported by US military aid channelled to the Ukraine National Guard via the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The MIA coordinates the “anti-terrorism operation” (ATO) in Donbass.

    • Replies: @AP
  132. @Mr. Hack

    Nothing but coarse invective spewing from your pie-hole. Your attempt to contradict my statements are the mark of thoughtless belligerence and mindless prattle.

    • Thanks: Mr. Hack
  133. AP says:
    @Robjil

    Biletsky (in the article), the founder and leader of Azov, is from Kharkiv. So is Vadim Troyan, the Azov police chief of Kiev province.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  134. Robjil says:
    @AP

    Azov battalion attracts all types. It is all about the Benjamins. US empire can’t live in peace. US puppet state of Ukraine is a working warhorse for war against Russia. It is nothing more than that.

    https://www.risetopeace.org/2021/07/21/azov-battalion-guardian-angels-or-notorious-extremists/risetopece/

    When Azov Battalion was first formed, it used extremist ideology and comparatively high pays to attract new members. Evolved over time, it has employed multiple new methods to recruit both domestically and internationally. According to published news pieces, foreign fighters from Sweden, Croatia, the United Kingdom, and even Russia joined Azov Battalion.

    • Replies: @AP
  135. AP says:
    @Robjil

    Correct, the pro-Russian militias in Ukraine also attract foreign adventures from Russia, Serbia, Italy, Brazil, etc. Very unfortunate.

    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @Robjil
  136. Robjil says:
    @AP

    the pro-Russian militias in Ukraine

    https://www.sott.net/article/390483-Israel-now-arming-neo-Nazis-in-Ukraine

    The US and Israel would not be funding them if they were Pro-Russian. Azov and others like it in the US puppet state of Ukraine are funded by the US and its friends because they are anti-Russia and anti-Russian.

    “In an interview with The Daily Beast, Sgt. Ivan Kharkiv of the Azov battalion talks about his battalion’s experience with U.S. trainers and US volunteers quite fondly, even mentioning US volunteers engineers and medics that are still currently assisting them. He also talks about the significant and active support from the Ukrainian diaspora in the US As for the training they have and continue to receive from numerous foreign armed forces. Kharkiv says ‘We must take knowledge from all armies… We pay for our mistakes with our lives.’

    “Those US officials involved in the vetting process obviously have instructions to say that US forces are not training the Azov Battalion as such. They also say that Azov members are screened out, yet no one seems to know precisely how that’s done. In fact, given the way the Ukrainian government operates, it’s almost impossible.”

    • Replies: @AP
  137. Robjil says:
    @AP

    I get what you saying now too. It is wrong what the US empire is doing. Any pro-Russians in Donbass are protecting themselves from US empire. They not trying to take over all of Ukraine.

    Donbass civilians have been endlessly targeted by shelling from US puppet state of Ukraine since its founding on 2/22/14. More so in the early years, 2014-15. Since the Minsk agreement, it goes on but not as intense. Any normal person would want to protect themselves from attacks on themselves.

  138. AP says:
    @Robjil

    There have also been pro-Russian militias in Ukraine, like Rusich which is run by the neo-Nazi guy who filmed himself beheading a puppy

    https://www.mk.ru/politics/2014/07/04/fashistzhivoder-iz-peterburga-priekhal-voevat-za-opolchencev-lnr.html

    and was then cutting ears of Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas. This psychopath was later teaching Russian teenagers in Moscow.

    https://khpg.org/en/1445287320

    I wouldn’t mind so much if the pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian neo-Nazis just killed one another, unfortunately they also harm others.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  139. @Gerard1234

    The poisoned fruits of Gorbachev’s insanity are reaching full ripeness. There will never be a Chinese Gorbachev, a once in a millennia imbecile-or worse.

  140. @Sepp

    Agree!
    The points you are making are true in my own experience.

    (Great granny is from East-Prussia. Ostpreußen! My wife’s family is from Ostpreußen. Immediate family lost 13 men – not including cousins etc. – sisters/aunts and mother/grandmother were raped, beforehand one father/grandfather got shot; young son was forced to watch; a resulting mongrel had to be brought up. He was living terror.)

    There are ofcourse many explanations why “the Russians” did what they did and do what they do.
    The main factor are the Bolshois (die Saujuden im RUS), today as much or even more:
    “Proud Russian Stalinist overlords” (Sepp). Foremost Jews!

    Much less known is the massive raping and killing done by the western Allies.
    E.g. by April 45 the JewSA had killed off over a million German POWs, hereafter they starved another million to death in the meadows of the Rhine. The JewS-Army also raped through France…
    US & SU (= Shekels) have in this regard a “balance” between them.

    The RUS carried the main burden of the Second Jewish World War (JWW2) besides our people…

    What to say?

    All the best for White Russia. They love Ostpreußen…

  141. Robjil says:
    @AP

    These wars are not needed. The US empire is the instigator. It is not good for Ukraine or Russia. Ukraine has to kick the US out for it to be independent again.

    Look at Germany. It is not independent since the US took over in 1945. You mentioned a German company near your relatives. Nice, but Germany is not free either. It can create companies but it has very little wiggle room for any independent foreign policies.

    • Agree: Decoy
  142. Mevashir says:
    @Priss Factor

    A little mentioned factor in the confrontation over Ukraine is the role of the Catholic Church. Ukraine is half Catholic and half Russian Orthodox. It is a pivotal area for Roman Catholic control and confrontation with the East. I suspect that the Vatican has a large if hidden role in fermenting this conflict. I’m certain when Biden visited Rome a few months ago this was an important topic of discussion with Pope Francis.

    Since the Fatima Vision in Portugal in 1917, that urged the consecration of Russia to the Sacred Heart of Mary, Catholics assume Russia is some kind of pagan country rather than a proud and vibrant Russian Orthodox Christian Nation. Most Catholics seem completely ignorant of the religious restoration in Russia under Putin. Judging from the writings of the elite Catholic Neocons in America, who supported the global war on terror and affirmed the government cover-up of the 9/11 Zionist terrorist attacks, they most likely are completely on board with the Zionist plan to foment a war with the Russians over Ukraine. Each group has its own separate interests but they definitely have a common front against the Russians.

    These overweening bullies need a good kick in the teeth to put them in their place. A powerful earthquake or volcano in both Rome and Jerusalem would do the trick!

    • Disagree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Mikhail
  143. @Towey

    Nothing like humor to get the point across.

  144. Levtraro says:
    @Sepp

    Even if all you say were true (most of it is true, no doubt), Germany brought it all on herself by blindly following a mediocre, theatrical and frankly borderline crazy Austrian corporal into the expansion of Lebensraum to the East.

    • Replies: @Mevashir
  145. Levtraro says:
    @Mr. Hack

    Besides, the Ukrainian national ideal has taken on a more solid foundation there as many of the local boys supported (and continue to support) the local military Azov battalion. Sure, most of the locals within Azov continue to communicate in Russian, but their hearts and souls are with the rest of the Ukrainian nation.

    Lol! That’s why they have a Jewish comedian as president.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
  146. Mevashir says:
    @Levtraro

    He might have been borderline crazy, but he was far from mediocre. He was probably the most inspired diplomatic figure in the 20th century. Consider how he transformed Germany in the 1930s from the economic basket Case of Europe to the premier country on Earth. Had the Allies not made the terrible decision to back Stalin at all cost, the Germans might have overthrown the Soviet regime in 1942 bringing the entire war to an end. The worst Jewish suffering in the concentration camps occurred after this date, when the German war effort became bogged down by stubborn Allied insistence on favoring Bolshevism over traditional European values.

    • Agree: Towey, annamaria
    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  147. @Mevashir

    He might have been borderline crazy, but he was far from mediocre. He was probably the most inspired diplomatic figure in the 20th century.

    At the base he was quite mediocre and certainly not outstanding.
    But yes, he was thereafter quite inspired… although my take is this inspiration did not come from “himself”, but from an higher entity, one who had already envisioned the destruction of all Europe and beyond.

    • Replies: @Mevashir
  148. Mevashir says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    I think he was a better artist than Winston Churchill. I’m not aware that Stalin or FDR indulged in art.

    He had good taste in classical music and literature. I read that he loved Shakespeare. Can you think of any other leader of that day or even to this day who had the intellectual and cultural values and virtues of Adolf Hitler?

    (Also unlike any of his adversaries he was a genuine war hero from the world war 1 era.)

    But yes, he was thereafter quite inspired… although my take is this inspiration did not come from “himself”, but from an higher entity, one who had already envisioned the destruction of all Europe and beyond.

    Do you mean by this that he was a servant of Jewry? Consciously or unconsciously?

    Gordon Duff of Veterans Today once wrote to me that in his view anyone who fulminates about the Jewish Question is ultimately an agent of Jewry and a provocateur.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  149. @Mevashir

    I think he was a better artist than Winston Churchill. I’m not aware that Stalin or FDR indulged in art.
    ….
    (Also unlike any of his adversaries he was a genuine war hero from the world war 1 era.)

    There are plenty of good artists (and formerly, of war heros). But those are not the qualities required to lead blindly a whole people, like hypnotised subjects.

    Do you mean by this that he was a servant of Jewry? Consciously or unconsciously?

    No. He was a servant of Satan. But I prefer to call him the Lord of Nations (which is the aspect at stake, in the context of influencing the fate of a great number of people).
    And I am pretty sure AH was quite conscious of this servitude…

    • Replies: @Mevashir
  150. Mevashir says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    No. He was a servant of Satan. But I prefer to call him the Lord of Nations (which is the aspect at stake, in the context of influencing the fate of a great number of people). And I am pretty sure AH was quite conscious of this servitude…

    So according to this idea, “Satan” wanted Germany to be independent prosperous and proud but “God” wanted that same Germany to be servile bankrupt and debased?

    Or maybe you mean the fact that Hitler worked hand-in-hand with the Zionists? Did you know that throughout the 1930s the Zionists were the only Jewish group permitted to organize in Germany? They even ran camps to prepare German Jews to move to Palestine and work on kibbutzim. The Nazis permitted all of this.

    80% of German Jews voted for Hitler in the 1933 election. A book recently was written showing the large number of Jewish people in the Wehrmacht. I think Hitler’s personal physician Morrell was Jewish.

    Zionists continued to work with Hitler throughout the war. The only failure was the proposal of Eichmann to stop deportations to Auschwitz of Hungarian Jews in exchange for 10,000 trucks. The Zionists based now in Palestine wanted to make the deal but the British who controlled Palestine vetoed it as illegal assistance to their war enemy.

    So do you say that Hitler served Satan because of his cooperation with the Zionists?

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  151. @Mevashir

    So do you say that Hitler served Satan because of his cooperation with the Zionists?

    If Hitler really cooperated with the Zionists, and the end result was today the sheer debacle and corruption of our western society, because of that empowerment of Zionists, then we can say Satan got rewarded very much through his influence over AH.
    But meanwhile, we can look to the obvious: the destruction of millions of lives and property across all Europe, through WWII.

    But look, I’m not saying the other leaders (Stalin, FDR and Churchill) were not “inspired” too by Satan. They most probably were. Because his goal is not for one faction to win over the other. His goal is simply to create universal destruction and suffering.

    • Replies: @Mevashir
  152. Mevashir says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    I think if we compare Hitler with his three major adversaries, Churchill, FDR, and Stalin, on the basis of personal virtue, Hitler comes out far ahead. FDR was a notorious womanizer, Churchill was a drunkard, and Stalin was a psychopathic mass murderer. Hitler represented the essence of traditional European culture arrayed against various Jewish financial and Bolshevik forces.

    And if you object to Hitler’s authoritarianism, you could justify that by saying that Germany was in an existential struggle for survival, as clearly was the case.

    One even could argue that had the Allies not thrown all their support behind Stalin, the war would have ended in 1942 with very few casualties and far less destruction than ultimately occurred.

    Blaming Hitler for the mass destruction that occurred in Europe in world war II is like blaming a person for damaging his property with a fire extinguisher after an arsonist set it on fire.

    • Agree: Towey
  153. Towey says:

    Hitler’s preemptive strike at Barbarossa probably saved all of Europe from the communist yoke 80 years ago. Instead the USA and the UK, after rebuilding the Red Army, allowed Stalin half.

  154. I think if we compare Hitler with his three major adversaries, Churchill, FDR, and Stalin, on the basis of personal virtue, Hitler comes out far ahead. FDR was a notorious womanizer, Churchill was a drunkard, and Stalin was a psychopathic mass murderer. Hitler represented the essence of traditional European culture arrayed against various Jewish financial and Bolshevik forces.

    Ok, I can accept that, in terms of personality qualities, Hitler fared better than other leaders and, in the end, official history acclaimed the former and condemned the latter. Nevertheless, this is common outcome with victors and defeated.
    But my point was about trying to see the root causes, not just the larger picture at visible level. If we limit ourselves to this level, we may indeed gain a wide detailed view of the intricacies of history, particularly the political one, but we shall never touch the deep root causes of our misadventures and suffering.

    And if you object to Hitler’s authoritarianism, you could justify that by saying that Germany was in an existential struggle for survival, as clearly was the case.

    One even could argue that had the Allies not thrown all their support behind Stalin, the war would have ended in 1942 with very few casualties and far less destruction than ultimately occurred.

    And we could argue too that Hitler was the person precisely needed in the given setting of forces, at that time, to guarantee that things proceeded swiftly into a mass destruction.

    In the end, Hitler was not the main actor (and we could already deduce that from either his common qualities or by the pressure of political and economic situation at his country), but neither were the other reputed main actors.
    Here, I contend the main issues are embedded at a much more personal level (meaning, at the level of majority of citizens in each country) and the top players are just the condensing point, a focal point, for all those primary issues combined. For us, it is just more simple to see the actions of these top focal points, because their characters are viewed through a magnifying light, and because their actions have consequences clearly visible.
    For example: let’s take that FDR was an womanizer. And how many of his subjects are also womanizers and even praise that as a good quality ? If they all abhorred that, they would never put in place a womanizer as their president.
    The same with Stalin. How many of their subjects did not became true psychotic murderers, due to years of hate against the imperial ruling class followed by years of marxist indoctrination ?
    Churchill was certainly a drunkard and a cunning political manipulator, but his subjects admired him despite (and because) of that.

    So, even if the exact persons of FDR, Stalin, Churchill and Hitler were not at their places at their time, some other people, with similar qualities (or even different ones) would have risen and thrown us into the same mess (or worse).

    Blaming Hitler for the mass destruction that occurred in Europe in world war II is like blaming a person for damaging his property with a fire extinguisher after an arsonist set it on fire.

    However, Hitler was not a personality role model. As I said in the beginning, he was at his base a very common man, with probably certain hidden traits that would make him the ideal person to ascend to top role in his country.

    The Lord of Nations’ larger plan was not just to help this or that individual, in power positions, against the “good” opponents. He is much more clever and capable than we can ever be, or imagine to be. So, his plan starts at the level of each subject, amassing force by the millions, until the top leaders (which are also pawns, but requiring a special attention) get ready in place to set everything on fire.
    And we fall for him, because of every one of our failings, our weaknesses and our personal “little” corruptions.

    Are we not seeing again a grand play of this today? We, here at UR, get to analyse exhaustively and to blame the top responsibles for the present Plandemic and VaxxHoax. But could they ever get ahead with their actions if they did not have by their side a huge mass of people, greedy of simple and quick answers to their fear, coward to face the unknown, idiotic and lazy to not analyse and investigate the truth by themselves ?
    The force of any great leader comes from the individual forces of his subjects. And the great force of the Lord of Nations comes from the great majority of mankind, who fell down for him.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  155. Mikhail says: • Website
    @Mevashir

    Ukraine is half Catholic and half Russian Orthodox.

    In former Habsburg ruled western Ukriaine, the Uniates are in the minority when compared to Orthodox Christians.

  156. Mikhail says: • Website
    @Levtraro

    Lol! That’s why they have a Jewish comedian as president.

    Indicative of what has become one sorry joke of a former Soviet republic, turned overly corrupt kleptocracy, with nationalists having disproportionate influence.

  157. @DevilAdvocate

    One of your better postings. Quite thoughtful.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  158. @emerging majority

    Thank you !

    I would really like that more people explore this line of enquiring. Many would probably say it’s more appropriate in a religious or spirituality forum. But go figure ! Me and a friend of mine, since long time ago, we have been trying to point these issues (and others related) in diverse forums and discussion groups, from buddhist and christian to self-exploring ones, and it is really really very hard to get someone looking into that direction. It looks like everybody just want to see the epiphenomena, and dig very little beyond that. Or else just accepting to look through a crystallized intellectual lenses, often using a rather “technical” language, but so rigid that it is impossible to challenge their fixed views.

    Here at UR, I was quite (agreeably) surprised to see a different spirit, one who is more ready to challenge the “thrown-upon-us” beliefs, and explore alternate explanations of what happens around us.
    But still, most of the exploration is done at the top level, involving mostly the power positions, main scientific authorities and the facts issuing from them. Very little is done on looking to the root causes of those large main movements.
    For example, I can accept very well that many of our world problems are caused by a class of men (Zionism), who since longtime ago permeated all western society, and use the most cunning means to get to their objectives. Most people here in UR would agree that knocking them out of our society would be an excellent improvement for our society. But would that ultimately solve our visible problems ?
    I don’t really believe so. Because the real root causes lie more deeply, down to a personal and intimate level.

    Another example: China looks very well on its ascendant path, socially and economically. Apparently they don’t have a parasite class who is determined to destroy their common subjects. People look content with an increasing economic easiness, and not bothering too much with their authoritative leadership. Does that mean they have solved definitely their problems ?
    I don’t believe that too. Because (it seems to me) they have forgotten their spiritual part, the things that force a deep self-reflection, on ultimate values, on the larger meaning of our life here, over the little weaknesses and “vicious” habits that everyone more or less harbours inside themselves.

    If these things are never addressed, it’s just a question of time for the “egg get hatched” and more visible problems start appearing at society’s level.

  159. Mike-SMO says:

    I am late to this party and it seems that the liquor is gone and the tables are mostly turned over. I have a few questions/observations……

    a) As I recall, a significant portion of the “Russians” in the east were descendants of Soviets moved into the void created by the ethnic cleansing ( genocide) of the Holodomor in the 1930s. Those people might be expected 5o have some affinity fot their home country,

    b) There seems to be a sneer about “mercenaries”. After the engagement between US andRussian “contractors” near Deir ez Zor, Syria, I was informed that over 40% of the Russian Army were “contractors”, i.e. “mercenaries”, of many nationalities/ethnicities, mostly in skilled fields such as armor, artillery, tech services. Much of the infantry consisted of conscripts/draftees. A few areas such as Spetsnats were reserved for ethnic Russians. The term “mercenary” seems to have taken on a new meaning equivalent to “contractor”, without any evil connotation. The use of “mercenary” in this context stinks of old propaganda.

    c) The Ukraine seems to have a complex ethnic and religious history. That is not going to impress most Americans. The entire country is like that. The Russian fantasy of ethnic coherence versus a multi-ethnic Ukraine isn’t going to play well in middle America.

    d) Calling some ethnic Ukrainians “neo-Nazi” comes right out of the Leftist/Woke/Progressive play-book and that is usually an indication of fraud. Grow up. You really need something better than warmed over trash propaganda.

    e) The shoot down of a civilian airliner by Russian forces and the unprovoked missile strike against a Ukrainian mechanized column well away from the Donbas several years ago, indicates that Putin’s Russian still has a lot in common with the brutal Soviets/Bolsheviks of Stalin’s time. Such actions are not arguments for peaceful coexistence with modern Russia.

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