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I’d like to introduce “Comrade Krieger,” a soldier who was deployed into Ukraine in the early days of the special operation. Comrade Krieger is, quite obviously, a nom de guerre of this young man. I spoke to him to get his account of what went down during the push to Kiev. He is currently not deployed and filling up on shashlik and Vitamin D at his dacha. Like many of the young men who actually serve Russia, he does not hail from a big city and his attitudes and beliefs are fairly consistent with what you would expect from young patriotic Russians in the hinterland. I’ve broken up his story into parts, and I’ve tweaked it here and there to make the story flow, while trying to translate the Russian tone as much as the actual Russian words used. Comrade Krieger is an unapologetic Russian nationalist patriot.

My name is Comrade Krieger, and I serve in the National Guard, the internal army as it were, and my story begins on the 12th February in Russia, when I was called up to take part in a military training exercise. These are fairly standard practice, and most of the time we get together to brush up on old skills and learn a few new tricks as well.

This time around, we spent our days learning how to set up field camps, doing routine ammo checks, cleaning our kits, “yes sir, no sir.” go over there and fetch that and come back — just getting into the rhythm of regular army life and that sort of thing.

But then, suddenly, we were told to load up the vehicles and to move out. Where to? We didn’t know, but we took it all in stride.

As we were driving along, we couldn’t help but notice that we’d crossed the border into Belarus. There was no checkpoint or anything, it was as smooth and easy as pulling into a parking lot, really. It was my first time in Belarus, and even if we hadn’t seen the sign, we certainly noticed that the weather was warmer, and everything was generally better maintained and cleaner.

At this point, no one had told us where we were going, but we had started to suspect that this wouldn’t be a routine drill when they started handing out real ammo. We stopped in a field somewhere in Belarus, near a large forest and set up camp. The OMON guys and the Chechens had already started fires and we followed suit, getting as comfy as we could. Our commander dropped a hint that things were about to get very interesting.

Night came and we finally got confirmation that at 5am the next day we were heading into Ukraine and that at 8pm we’d be in Kiev. We tried to sleep as best we could, but you know how that goes. Anyways, morning came and we got into our vehicles and rolled out.

We were supposed to cross some pontoon bridge along the border with Belarus and Ukraine, but it turned out that it was blown up before we got there, so we returned to camp and spent the day there. The next day, another attempt was made to cross a river, possibly the same one. We got into our vehicles as usual, but turned back halfway — the bridge had been blown up again. When we returned to camp, we were amused more than we were disgruntled or anything like that. Finally, the decision was made that we would simply cross at another point, across the land border. We re-entered our vehicles and set out and got about 100 kilometers behind us before we had a blowout.

We fixed the wheel soon enough and, finally, after many false starts, started our adventure in Ukraine.

I sat in the back and watched from the back window, where I saw a shot-up and abandoned car — one of ours — come into view. It turns out that the advance column had gotten hit by sniper fire and the driver of the vehicle had been killed. Shortly after, our commander decided to play it safe and told us to close up the windows. The car started getting incredibly hot and we started sweating and cooking in our seats. To make matters worse, because of all the false starts, we were now running low on water.

It was an armored car, by the way. I had trained in the Urals before, but this was a newer version – an Ural VV, 2019 model.

Soon after, our commander relented and the windows reopened just in time for us to see the first villages and towns, some which were on fire and a smattering of corpses along the road.

“How are you feeling?” I asked my friend sitting next to me.

“I’m a bit shook,” he replied. “And you?”

“Me, I’m not. I’m excited,” I replied and gave him a grin.

We pulled over to let some columns pass ahead of us because, technically, we weren’t supposed to be on the front lines. After all, we were just the National Guard. The rules of this special operation were a bit unclear, and no one seemed to understand how exactly this whole thing was supposed to work out. But that didn’t bother us much.

We ended up camping in the field for a few days where we had pulled over to let the column pass.

We found some water at a well, which was a relief and shared rumors that had passed up from the front from the people who had gone on ahead. The column that we had just seen had gotten shot up by 40mm guns (АГС) and those were the first losses from our side that I personally heard about.

We weren’t far from a village and as we began to dig in, we were given more equipment. I was given a sniper rifle and told to do my best with it.

I should probably say a few words about my kit at this point. I had a ВСС Винторез (VSS Vintorez ):

And a СВД (Dragunov sniper rifle):

Also, I had a standard Ярыгина (MP-443 Grach):

I decided to get my sleeping bag and put it on the BTR as a cushion so that I could be comfy while also perched at a higher vantage point. But just as I finished setting up, the commander told us that we have to move out, and that people in black were seen nearby. The problem with this information was that we didn’t know what to make of it. See, our OMON guys also wear black. So no one knew who it was and the commander, after some deliberation, ordered a few of us to go out and to ask them, “hello, who are you?”

Our lads jogged off in the direction that the commander had indicated and then came hurrying back.

It wasn’t OMON. And it turns out that the Ukrainians had been sitting on the other side of the same village where we had made camp since we arrived — we simply hadn’t noticed one another. Both sides began firing at each other soon after. I ran to the BTR and got up on the side to get a view of the forest and the clearing. I couldn’t see anything, but the shooting continued. Eventually, I had to hop off as the BTR rolled out to take some shots at the men in black from the other side of the village.

I quickly realized that I had a slight problem to deal with. See, we had these regular, standard-issue helmets and I had a sniper rifle. That meant I couldn’t use the optics while wearing it because the visor got in the way. So, naturally, I took my helmet off and lowered my eye to the scope. My sergeant, who was running by my position saw this and ordered me to put my helmet back on immediately. I told him, “yes, sir,” but as soon as he had finished dressing me down I took it off again, and propped my gun on it.

Almost as soon as the shooting started, it came to a stop though. It was unclear what had happened, but new orders came through. We were told to move on to a new village, so we packed up and rolled out again. This time around, as soon as we reached the village, we began knocking on doors and asking the locals if they saw any soldiers in their village or nearby. They said no, and we left it at that. We didn’t bully or harass them in any way. Soon after, we left again.

Next, we rolled into a small town still further south. We were running low on supplies and so we went looking in the stores, but found that they were already thoroughly looted. There were no products left except frozen mush in the freezers that had spoiled. The town had lost its electricity and gas and the people were suffering from this worse than we were. Luckily, we found some potatoes and pickles and ate our fill.

We didn’t stay in the town and moved back into the fields. While we were setting up a camp, news filtered in that the forward columns had moved away to a different sector and that we were the only ones left in the area. To make matters worse, we were told that a counterattack was coming. We asked many questions, but got even fewer answers. One thing we did learn was that the counterattack was expected that night. So we dug in as fast as we could, and did the best we could with our defenses. Evening came and we sat in our foxholes and near our vehicles with our weapons ready, stressed out, sure that the fighting would start soon. Every second felt like the moment when the war would finally begin for us.

But we heard only silence and the regular noises of the field as the night dragged on.

Finally, the order was given to go check out what was going on in the forest near our position from which we expected the counter-attack to come and we rose to make our patrol. Just as we did so, the locals in the village about 300 meters away from us decided to launch some fireworks. We thought it was a signal to commence an attack and we rushed back to our positions and gripped our weapons tightly.

But nothing came.

We started to relax ever so slightly until we noticed a red glow coming from the village. “This is it,” I thought to myself and sweated some more. But it turned out that a fire had started in someone’s house. Possibly from the fireworks.

Another false start.

Some of the soldiers began to nod off, but then an explosion ripped through the night and we jolted back to readiness. “This time for sure,” I thought. But we got word that a boiler in that same village had exploded.

So again, nothing.

Night passed into morning and no counter-attack came. We sat in our positions, blinking and yawning and waited impatiently for new orders.

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  1. comic-opera stuff, esp. the bit about taking Kiev by “8 PM”.

    nearly 4 months have past,

    and the Russians still have not taken Kiev….or much of anything else.

    reminds me of von Gen. von Kluck’s 1914 account, The March on Paris.

    of course, the Germans finally did arrive in Paris,

    26 years later. Perhaps Putin’s troops will arrive in Kiev

    c. 2048. But

    I doubt it.

  2. What about raping some Ukrainian children, sticking hand grenades up into their asses and all that? Didn’t he say anything about that? We don’t believe you. Tell us the truth, because we want to know everything.

    Ask him, how many children did he rape.

  3. G. Poulin says:

    Krieger? Krieger? Didn’t he used to play lead guitar for the Doors?

    • Replies: @Felix Krull
    , @Brad Anbro
  4. Notsofast says:
    @Here Be Dragon

    i’m going to assume that your comment is sarcastic and that you are expressing your dissatisfaction with rolo’s view point on the smo in ukraine. if this is, in fact the case, i agree with you completely, he does seem to have an american millennial perspective and it’s accompanying shitty attitude.

    • Agree: Passing By
    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  5. Tiska says:

    How does this web site survive in our brave new world ? I am relieved to find views of all sorts, many of which I do not like, but I want to know about, and sometimes news that is very hard to find, very hard.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
    • Replies: @SIMP simp
  6. Anon[214] • Disclaimer says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    Hello Dumbo American Lickspittle Jew-Paedo.

    The Russians never had any intention of capturing Kiev, they rolled an army to the Kiev area in order to tie down Ukrainian forces, whilst the main Russian force concentrated on the Donbass and the south around Mariupol.

    At present, Russia controls over 150,000 sq km of Ukraine. To give a thick-ass cabbage-mouthed yank like you a feel for the size of the Ukrainian territory overrun and held by Russia, the land area of England is 130,279 sq km.

    What’s the comparison for the tranny US military? Oh yeah, getting kicked out of Afghanistan by goat herds armed with WW1 rifles and homemade pipe bombs.

    Yes, the USA military was kicked out of Afghanistan, leaving their pedophile flag flying on their HQ and \$100 billion worth of equipment. And after all this, a piece-of-sh*t American like you has the gall to show your ignorance about Russian tactics in Ukraine.

    Like I said before, I hope you loser Americans aggravate Putin into eradicating a large number of your debauched cities.

    Truth be known, there are millions around the world that would not only love to see very large numbers of you US losers exterminated, but actively pray for it.

    YOU AMERICAN TRASH ARE A REINCARNATION OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH. Thank God, your days as a great power are finished.

    Basta*d America was the best tool Satan ever had.

  7. @Notsofast

    Yes Rolo apparently feels like everything is going fine.

    For me, a person who grew up in a country that was building space shuttles what is happening doesn’t feel like fine at all. Most other pro-Russian people in my circles feel the same way.

    We are hoping that this situation will lead eventually to a complete re-building of the system, that this oligarchy will be dismantled and reformed. Unfortunately this isn’t happening.

    We would like to see the kind of Russia that was building airliners like this.

    And the comment is of course sarcastic. Someone brought it up in another post.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
    , @Alfa158
  8. Notsofast says:
    @Here Be Dragon

    space shuttles? 848 total passengers 14 fatalities, not a stellar safety record, you might want to reconsider your socialital goals.

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
    , @haha
  9. @Notsofast

    You must have confused here something.

    The Tu-144 had two crushes, one at the show and one during a test flight. There were 8 fatalities. The Concord crushed at landing with 109 fatalities.

    Compared to any Boeing or Airbus model it’s not a bad record.

    The small number of passengers resulted from the high cost of the flight, for the same reason it was retired from passenger service.

    But it completed 55 passenger flights that is 3 thousand passengers or more. The cost of the ticket was in modern terms about \$700 – a lot.

    More importantly it was, along with the Concord, a revolutionary aircraft, state of the art. Something special.

    And yes there was also a space shuttle orbiter, Buran.

    Unlike the US shuttle Buran could perform unmanned missions.

  10. I don’t like the hatred for ordinary (White) Americans.

    The ZOG neocons have taken advantage of our ideas, goodness and goodwill. I’d rather be fooled and taken advantage of though than to be bona fide evil.

    Of course, the insane American hatred ramblings were probably created by an American disinformation desk to make Russians seem psychotic, which I don’t believe they are.

    I am pretty sure rural Whites and Russians could live side by side, keep their distinctives and enjoy a happy, fruitful and mutually beneficial association.

    I’m certain I would rather live in a White shanty in Russia than a negro occupied hellhole in America.

  11. @Here Be Dragons

    Russians have been casting off Khanates and replacing them with oligarchs and various potentates for 800 years.

    Expecting a completely free republic this go round might be asking for too much.

    It is going to take some time, and there are always little dictators hoping to ruin people’ freedom.

    Those those type of people currently control America and are exercising totalitarian control.

  12. Wim Kotze says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    Comic opera indeed, with you playing the comedian. He said: “8pm we’d be in Kiev” not “taking Kiev”

  13. I write a lot on the blog. Only a few pieces get picked up. If you want to read more of my work: https://roloslavskiy.substack.com/

    • Thanks: James of Africa
    • Replies: @Incisive One
  14. Things are looking bad for Ukraine. They’ve almost exhausted their artillery ammo, and the former Eastern European nations have already sent all the excess they had, hence the need for NATO 155mm guns and ammo, but NATO is low on 155mm already. But even if provided, moving that to the front is a massive effort, as explained by the Moon.

    “To match Russia’s 50,000 rounds per day, with each round weighing 50 kilograms, some 2,500 metric tons of ammunition would have to be moved per day from Ukraine’s western border to the east. After reaching some railhead in the east they would have to be loaded on some 350 trucks to be distributed while being under fire from long ranging Russian weapons. This would have to happen each and every day.”

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/06/ukraine-bits-no-ammo-more-casualties-thin-lines-propaganda-and-passing-the-buck.html#more

    • Replies: @j2
    , @Abbybwood
  15. Anon[423] • Disclaimer says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    Operations towards Kiev works as it deprived Ukrainian forces from reinforcing their South allowing Russian sides to capture Mariupol city where a lot of Ukrainian professionals brigades were rounded up eventually into Azovstal and then later capturing Kherson.

    Look their Geographic locations and their borders with Belarus, Russia proper and you’ll notice Capturing Southern and Eastern Region First is more strategically important than capturing Kiev or further west Lviv where troublemakers like Poles and Romanian could complicated their job.

    If the South and Eastern Region captured it’s easy to reinvade or attacking them in in their central from three fronts, from Belarus, Russia borders, from the east Donbas, and from the South black sea , Nikolaev, Kherson, Odessa region.

    At that point the rest of Ukrainian territory are locked in Fire control from 3 directions with only land bridges available for them to resupply.

  16. peterAUS says:

    The level of ineptitude is shocking.

    • Replies: @goeshittheragman
  17. @Anon

    Well said – myself and millions agree with you wholeheartedly.

  18. Ktulu says:

    Sounds like a lot of accounts of war I’ve read throughout my life: lots of sudden, crazy things happen, everyone runs around getting into position to fight, nothing. Rinse and repeat.

    Not saying all of war is like that, or that I would really know, but I have read very similar accounts to this from many places.

    • Agree: Emslander, Thirdtwin
  19. Slavskiy, why did you give this guy a German nom de guerre, especially this one.

    Swiss German, German, and Dutch: occupational name for a mercenary soldier, Middle High German krieger (possibly from Late Latin (miles) gregarius ‘common soldier’, from grex ‘herd’,‘flock’, ‘crowd’).

    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/name-origin?surname=krieger

    If the Ukies had captured him and found out, they would be within their rights to execute him. Wouldn’t they ? Uncle Vlad couldn’t complain, he’s in favour of that sort of thing himself.

    • Troll: profnasty
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  20. @Anon

    The Russians never had any intention of capturing Kiev, they rolled an army to the Kiev area in order to tie down Ukrainian forces, whilst the main Russian force concentrated on the Donbass and the south around Mariupol.

    Right.

    So you believe the multi-mile support column headed towards Kiev was merely a diversion? The leaked plans to take the capital were faked?

    Another question since you seem so confident in your knowledge of what happened. When Putin claimed that the allegation of an planned invasion was Western propaganda did you believe him or did you know he was lying?

    YOU AMERICAN TRASH ARE A REINCARNATION OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH. Thank God, your days as a great power are finished.

    The Russian Communists also made that claim in 1925. America’s days were finished. They were also certain that Germany would fall to Communism and the rest of Western Europe would follow. But you are confident in your beliefs, right? This is different? America will fall this time?

    • Replies: @wokechoke
    , @Eudion2
    , @Col
  21. Hitch says:

    It is my recollection that Putin and Lavrov claimed that only “volunteers” were participating in the SMO, not draftees. Was Krieger a “volunteer”?

    This story supports the Russian narrative that the attack on Kiev was only a feint. The taking of Chernobyl appears to have been a concrete goal, and I believe that Chernobyl is still in Russian hands. There was also that airborn operation where Russia took an airfield and then lost it, and there was the whole fiasco with a “40 km” column stuck on the road to Kiev, which should have made them sitting ducks for Ukraine to pick off, yet somehow Ukraine missed this opportunity even though the media were putting it on the headlines for days.

    What the real purpose of the attack on Kiev is still not clear.

  22. @Here Be Dragon

    Man I liked this metaironic joke

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  23. It was my first time in Belarus, and…everything was generally better maintained and cleaner.

    This is a very telling observation (“everything“), probably reflecting a basically different Russian attitude that can be extended to other domains, such as the state of its military, generally poorly maintained and grimier.

    …at 5am the next day we were heading into Ukraine and that at 8pm we’d be in Kiev.

    We were running low on supplies and so we went looking in the stores…

    At least his specific unit got a few hours’ advance notice, at which time the officially stated Russian position in the media was that “nobody” has any intent to invade Ukraine; it was all just “fake news” by the Western press. Indeed, some Russian soldiers captured early on said that they had received no advance warning and therefore had initially thought it was part of a drill (with real ammunition) until they realized they had moved into Ukraine.

    Apparently the command was so clueless and arrogant that they had anticipated a 15-hour operation to get into Kiev. It is thus so obvious that the planners had intended to overthrow the government at the outset, which would have likely spared soldiers, on both sides, a fight in the eastern part of the country – and then joining up with forces in Transnistria, and farther west. Soldiers had carried only enough food rations to last three days. Such a scenario makes tactical sense, under the presumption that everything would run smoothly, and was the reason Russia concocted and repeatedly propagated the fake Nuland-staged-a-coup narrative months in advance, so as to set up a distorted frame of reference to juxtapose against against their intended goal.

    It is truly hilarious that some loyal apologists now cover up this failure by claiming that there had never been an intent to invade Kiev, it was only a brilliant maneuver to “tie down” Ukrainian forces there, as did the anonymous writer in comment #6 above. Russia can be glad that the leadership didn’t call it “Operation Cakewalk“, though the euphemism “special military operation” is already sufficiently amusing. All this to placate an ailing megalomaniac dictator threatening nuclear war, who needed a trained team of specialists accompanying him, to collect his holy shit on trips abroad and then carry it back to Moscow in briefcases. Russian will eventually be ashamed for decades because of the antics this false demigod character.

    Daily Mail

    June 11, 2022

    Vladimir Putin’s bodyguards ‘collect his excrement on foreign trips and take it back with them to Moscow in dedicated briefcase to stop Western spies collecting intelligence about his health’

    The message warned Putin is refusing to wear glasses over fears it would admit a form of weakness, and he is now lashing out at his subordinates with ‘uncontrolled fury’.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10906867/Russian-leaders-bodyguards-collect-excrement-foreign-trips-Moscow.html

    Naked Killer on His Special Throne – Image from news story above, taken at a demonstration in Prague last year, outside the Russian Embassy

  24. GMC says:

    Private Krieger could be a private Smith or a private Mueller or any other newbee soldier in his country’s army, learning the ins and outs of his first engagement with war. Sounds like his “2nd lieutenant” in charge was not fully briefed very well either or maybe wasn’t brought to Syria for any initiation into combat areas.. I’ll assume by now that the Russian military is mixing the newbees in with the experienced guys , so that the military gets to be much more proficient.

    Can’t help to feel bad for the reports of the Ukrainian military pouring brand new conscripts into the front lines by the thousands, with very little experience. This shows that they are nothing more than huckleberries that will raise the KIA/WIA numbers – only for the sake of long range propaganda , when the dust settles. Or does Israel still have all those emergency medical centers working in Ukraine, in order to keep the organ harvest programs going strong. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time. No one will ever touch that subject – tho.

    • Agree: Notsofast
  25. Alfa158 says:
    @Here Be Dragon

    The TU-144 supersonic airliner was built by the Soviet Union and was a crash project done for national prestige that wasn’t actually practical because of cabin noise level and fuel consumption.
    Most experts estimate only about 1/5 of the Russian population share your wish to see a return of that Soviet Union, and most of them are older, so it is not going to happen.
    What we should be hoping for is not a return to one of the older Russias with all their problems, but a new and better Russia of a type that hasn’t been before.

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  26. Franz says:
    @Anon

    Truth be known, there are millions around the world that would not only love to see very large numbers of you US losers exterminated, but actively pray for it.

    So what’s stopping them?

    There’s nothing our current regime wants more than wide open borders and stone dead white Americans. If you can’t get your genocidalists in under Sleepy Joe’s Regime, you’re setting a new record for incompetence.

    • Replies: @Bubba
  27. @G. Poulin

    “Krieger” is German for “warrior”.

  28. JR Foley says:

    If Krieger is going to go “head to head” against the mercenary Steve Austin — pass out the Poroshenkos now.

  29. j2 says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    “Things are looking bad for Ukraine.”

    Actually the situation is that Ukraine has now won the first battle of Donbas. Russians have extended their plan by 120 days. This means that the objectives of the existing plan were not met.
    That means that the defender succeeded in denying the achievement of the objectives of the offender, which is plain words is that the defender won the battle. That does not mean that it won the war. The war continues with a new plan now made by Russians. Ukraine has so far won all stages of the war:
    – the strategic strike did not succeed
    – the plan to take the capital as the center of gravity and force Ukraine to surrender failed
    – all plans to cut the country to parts failed
    – the Donbas big cauldron plan with long encirculation failed
    – the Donbas small cauldron plan with artillery war failed.
    But the war continues. The strategic facts remain the same:
    – In order to win Russia must force Ukraine to surrender. It can be done by Ukraine running out of any of the following essentials:
    – soldiers (cannot be done, Ukraine is too big)
    – land area, push them to a corner (cannot be done, Ukraine is too big)
    – will to fight (will not be done, they want to fight)
    – weapons (cannot be done, West helps them with enough weapons, West has decided that Russia will not win this war and West has much more resources than Russia)
    Thus, Ukraine will not run out of anything essential. Russia has already or will soon run out of:
    – men, especially a problem is in Donbas separatists army
    – will to fight
    – artillery drones
    – cruise missiles
    – modernized tanks
    The issue is that Russia cannot use all its power in this war. It will have to preserve an army capable of home land defense, so whatever Russia has, it will only use half of it in Ukraine.

    “They’ve almost exhausted their artillery ammo…”
    “To match Russia’s 50,000 rounds per day…”

    You misunderstand the situation. Ukraine will get enough ammunition and there is no need for it to use 50,000 rounds per day. Additionally, whatever you pro-Russian commenters say, it is not at all certain that Russia will not run out of artillery ammunition in 1-3 months. The reason is simple.
    In WWII the Soviet Union produced 50 million artillery shells and mines in a year. That is c. 4 million in a month. This ammunition went to the front. When the war ended, the Soviet Union did not end up with 100 million artillery shells, all produced went to the front and were used. The Soviet Union ended up with about 1 month production, 4 million shells. After the war there was no need to make more artillery ammunition, so when the Soviet Union collapsed, this 4 million shells (some used, maybe 3 million left) was divided with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus. Each got a share, Russia probably a bigger share that should, but maybe Ukraine 400,000, Belarus 300,000 and Russia some 3 million. Ukraine run out of these shells in 2 months and has been using rounds from the West, both Soviet made and Western. Russia is using even more rounds that Ukraine. So how long will they last? You of course propose that Russia can produce 50 million shells a year. But no, it can build production of 50 million shells a year, but building this production line will take half or full year. It is like if some country 70 years ago produced 50 million pairs of shoes but has not produced them for some 50 years. So, how fast can it boost the current production to 50 million?
    Russia of course has produced artillery rounds, but high precision ones, not these old ones. The old ones now used are old Soviet ammunition. Or so I suspect as so it has been in all former Eastern Block countries. They all had large stockpiles of old stuff.

  30. wokechoke says:
    @John Johnson

    they will be there soon enough.

  31. It’s chaotic times we live in, no-one seems to get exactly what they wanted. For a long time I believed the USA was an evil empire, especially during the invasion of Iraq. Trump changed my mind for a while, I really hoped a dove would be in the White House. Biden showed the true face of the US government, a hawk. Russia for me took the mythical place the old USA held in my heart, heroes to look up to.

    The flip side is that it’s painful to see Ukrainian whites in the meatgrinder. I still feel a common cause with white American deplorables, they seem to be in the same position as my people, ruled by hostile outsiders. I wanted Trump to de-escalate the Cold War 2.0 between Russia and the USA.

    Anyway, ZOV!

    • Agree: nokangaroos
  32. @Felix Krull

    For the sake of interest, the Afrikaans for warrior is “kryger”, we inherited most of our vocabulary from Dutch, another Germanic language.

    • Thanks: V. K. Ovelund
  33. SIMP simp says:
    @Tiska

    The site owner, Ron Unz, made enough money in the tech industry to afford to run this website, create a large archive of old articles and books, attempt to take part in politics etc

  34. Herald says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    If 25% of Ukraine falling under Russian control doesn’t count for anything then there is no reason not to agree with you.

  35. MLK says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    comic-opera stuff, esp. the bit about taking Kiev by “8 PM”.

    nearly 4 months have past,

    and the Russians still have not taken Kiev….

    It simply isn’t true in most cases that “hindsight makes things easy.” But it assuredly discredits some assertions like yours here.

    “The Battle of Kiev” never happened. Kiev is an historic city. It ain’t Fallujah or Grozny. Russia laying waste to it would have created an inflection point around which the world would be rallied against Russia.

    It’s also a “brotherly city.” How did it work out for British burning the US Capital in August 1814?

    So what we’re left with is the proposition that Russia was snookered into believing not only that Kiev would surrender without firing a shot. But that a replay of France surrendering to the Nazis in 1940 was an analogue to run with.

    The point being that there is a complexity present beyond the Russian feint to tie up Ukrainian forces. Remember, early on after Russia kicked off its SMO, it purportedly put Kiev under siege to force surrender lest the civilian population starve. After a period of historical western propaganda, it all eventuated in Boris Johnson, Jill Biden, Mitch McConnell, and more, showing up with the cameras for a nickel tour of in tact, quiescent Kiev from their favorite crossdressing drug addict.

    In the event — remember that hindsight thingie, Russia’s deception re Kiev was to ‘keep hope alive’ in the USG that Russia might just be falling for it. That it would go for a regime decapitation that made no strategic sense but was presented as a replay of the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle for the taking.

    • Agree: Wokechoke
    • Replies: @MLK
  36. @Comrade Krieger

    Meta-ironic – that’s a good word, new to me.

    Take care.

  37. Emslander says:

    Hemingway described battle scenes from the soldier’s point of view in his novels about WWI and they sounded pretty much like this. Stendahl’s The Charterhouse of Parma contains some of the most vivid and accurate accounts of battle ever put on paper and, more often than not, they take place in the true “fog of war”, the smoke from fires and artillery launches that have soldiers entirely unaware, even, of the direction they ought to be proceeding.

    Battle isn’t always Audey Murphy grabbing a machine gun and running out toward a company of Germans, who don’t see him coming somehow, and methodically killing them from behind their embattlements under a blue sky with birds chirping in the trees.

    • Thanks: GMC, V. K. Ovelund
  38. This article seems to go with what I remember, total bunch of BS all the time until the shit hit’s the fan. The only difference, with me and this guy is he got to ride and I only walked everywhere with all my gear on my back.

  39. @peterAUS

    the level of ineptitude is shocking.
    —————————————-
    Not to me. That’s the way it is in a combat outfit, total malarkey until the real thing hits. After that, it’s still total malarkey, but you get used to it all and move within it a whole lot better.

  40. bwuce wee says:
    @Here Be Dragon

    have you stopped beating your mother because she won’t give you enough sex? i don’t believe you! you will always be a mother beater!

  41. @Alfa158

    Of course, Concorde was alright but TU-144 wasn’t.

    The TU-144 supersonic airliner was built by the Soviet Union and was a crash project done for national prestige that wasn’t actually practical because of cabin noise level and fuel consumption.

    The first model always has flaws. No matter what that is. Read how many problems that Concorde had, or F-35 or literally anything. The problems are usually fixed with subsequent iterations. They were fixed.

    And it was the state of the art aircraft. The first in the world.

    Most experts estimate only about 1/5 of the Russian population share your wish to see a return of that Soviet Union. What we should be hoping for is a new and better Russia of a type that hasn’t been before.

    That’s my opinion as well.

    No one is talking about the Soviet Union, and for me personally a smaller but more homogeneous and consolidated country would be a lot more preferable. Three Russian republics – one in the west, one in the east, and one in the middle.

    Capital cities in Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk. A federal capital in Moscow. A socialist economic system, but more like European, something like what the Germans have. And the other national republics – auf Wiedersehen.

    Some alliances perhaps but not within one country.

    Progressive tax, going up to 75% – the people need millionaires, not billionaires. And self-sufficient industry. Free higher education, high school – thirteen years, free health care or an affordable insurance mechanism.

    A strong army. At least double in size of what there’s now. A million men, best of all. A secure internet, like in China, no pornography online – or at least subscription only, with real names and internet passport on a separate domain.

    Better of course to ban it completely.

    Cannabis legalized, that’s good for tourism and doesn’t hurt anybody. And handguns legalized as well.

    Something like this to begin with. And yes, almost forgotten, the flag – red with the eagle in gold. Or St. George in gold, but it must be red. And if it was up to me, there would be a bunch of Buddhist monasteries built in Ural.

    And those Boer farmers that wanted to immigrate – there would be a place for them too and for the Germans, who would like to return.

    Something like that. Vote for me, people!

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  42. bwuce wee says:

    oh yeah, ukraine is winning so well that they JUST INSTITUTED THE MILITARY DRAFT FOR WOMEN AGES 18 TO 60. look ut up. now nothing says ‘last desperate move’ like drafting babushkas to the front line! hey grandma- here’s you rifle and your canteen, now hold the line against ivan while i procure this chalet i have my eye on before all the best real estate in switzerland is gone! there’s a good girl! gotta run!

  43. I don’t understand the fireworks. I live in Russia, just on the other side of the Ukrainian border. I am American married to a Russian woman. I’ve lived in Russia for fifteen years. Fireworks are popular to celebrate different things outside of New Years – births, marriages, for no good reason but a party. But I thought they would end once the war started.

    There were rockets last night (fireworks). We are close enough that no one really knew if they were Ukrainian (and deadly) or Chinese (and pretty). They were from the other side of town, you couldn’t see them past the buildings.

    • Thanks: GMC
  44. This war was caused by the ZUS and ZNATO expansion and then the Nuland led coup in 2014 and that led to the Donbass region of Russian speaking people breaking away and the Ukraine war on the Donbass for 8 years, and only then did Russia intervene.

    Zionists are in control of America and the western world and this has resulted in zionist caused wars fought by others, with profit for the zionist central banks, in America’s case the zionist privately owned bank the FED aka the zionist ATM, which creates money out of thin air and lays this debt on the American people.

    • Agree: Incisive One
  45. haha says:
    @Notsofast

    You ignorant idiot, do you know who supplies engines for NASA’s space rockets? Russia. Do you know why your country has not bombed Russia back to the stone age? Because it will be bombed out of existence by Russia before you start your genocidal bombing.

    • Agree: Incisive One
    • Replies: @Notsofast
  46. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:

    Whatever the purpose of the initial Russian move on Kiev, they obviously didn’t intend to capture it, since there’s no way you capture a city of 4M with 30K soldiers, the strike force was way too small and I don’t think the Russian high command are idiots.

    It’s unclear how united the Western oligarchy is on the war. Certainly, there’s a faction that wants to fight to last Ukrainian (and if ordinary Ukrainians are so blinded by anti-Russian animus that they can’t see how international Jewry is using them as cannon fodder, then it’s hard to feel much sympathy for them). But the MSM, which runs narrative control for the Deep State, is starting to run stories about how badly the war is starting to go for the Ukraine (complete reversal from what they’d been saying for months) and even for the need for Zelensky to make concessions. So at least some factions of the Western oligarchy see diminishing returns here and want to cut their losses.

  47. @Here Be Dragon

    This blog is attracting a lot of Soros’s paid trolls.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
  48. @Here Be Dragon

    “Ask him, how many children did he rape.”

    And while you are at it, also ask him, ‘how many were killed to make tallow and lampshades’ a la (((Nazi))) style. Let’s get to the bottom of it, shall we?

  49. @Haxo Angmark

    That goes to show that Putin really cares for Kiev to damage it helter skelter thus the reluctance to go in by 8 PM.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  50. Che Guava says:

    I know this article is only intended as part I of a series, but this part goes nowhere near Kiev.

    So, the title, both here and on the source, is misleading.

    It would be interesting if Comrade Krieger was the Sergey Krieger who used to make interesting posts here at times.

    As is obvious, and no doubt others have noticed, Krieg, Krieger are German, so the probability of it being the same person is a little higher.

    Entertaining reading, but this view from behind the lines makes the special military op. look pretty incompetent.

  51. Anon[312] • Disclaimer says:

    This article was so interesting ! YAAAAAAAAAAAAWNNN ! Oh, do I seem bored ? I apologize.

    I have read more interesting stuff in a 60s comic book. DUH !

  52. Dystopian says:
    @BananaKilt

    Serving in Berlin when the wall was up we had to go through Russian checkpoints to travel outside the city. I gathered that the soldiers weren’t a whole lot different than us. Like us they griped about their officers and hated being away from their homes and families . There was an active black market in stolen Russian military garb where they would trade for American things. Levi jeans, Playboy magazines, and Marlboro cigarettes in a flip top box got you an array of uniform items, badges, and other kit. The fact that they liked American stuff showed that we weren’t that far apart. Sadly, If we were ordered to, we would have all killed each other.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  53. Che Guava says:
    @American Bulwark

    You do not express it well, but it seems to mean something like how Prague and Paris, among several other places that were later turned into rubble by the ‘Allies’, were protected in military action by the German and their allied forces.

    In Japan, of course, USAAF inflicted maximum damage on many towns and cities, it is still visible in the structure of the rebuilt cities, in some places, strikingly so.

    I have a hypothesis abt. the early Russian advance, they were expecting much help from sympathisers, but the Jewish govt. of the Ukraine was fed info. so they could kill, torture, or execute all such.

    This appears conformant with reality.

  54. Notsofast says:
    @haha

    it is your ignorance that is on display, as you seem to be incapable of comprehending my comment. the point i was making is that the space shuttle was a boondoggle from day one and the russians shouldn’t waste their resources building an analogue version of this garbage design.

    • Replies: @haha
  55. @Verymuchalive

    Are you a media-mesmerized moron or some intel bot? “Uncle Vlad” indeed. The enemy of my enemy is NOT my enemy. Why do you support the enemies of all humanity—except, perhaps, the “Chosen”?

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  56. @Been_there_done_that

    “Fake Nuland supported a coup”…from that basic lie it’s easy to determine that everything you write is pilpul=bullshit and that you are of the Khazarian Mafiya, the deadly enemies of common humanity.

  57. Bubba says:
    @Franz

    Great reply, well-stated and thank you.

    Americans do not want to be entangled in foreign wars (or anything involving the Middle East) or “Police Actions.” Every one that started within the past 70 years has been the result of the unelected, unaccountable State Department elites and unlimited, secret funding to a “CIA within the CIA” with protection from the DOJ, FBI and “American” media cognoscenti. Any mafia could only dream of this kind of racket!

    There’s nothing our current regime wants more than wide open borders and stone dead white Americans. If you can’t get your genocidalists in under Sleepy Joe’s Regime, you’re setting a new record for incompetence.

    And as a side note to your brilliant comment about the “Great Replacement (strongly advocated by Bret Stephens of the WSJ and his ilk), I just want to remind people that Trump’s popularity with Americans went into the stratosphere in the summer of 2016 and crushed his milquetoast opponents with his strong stance against immigration that was lifted directly from Ann Coulter’s 2015 book, ¡Adios America!

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-woman-who-tells-donald-trump-what-to-think-352qvc06l

    Every Trump rally in 2016 was packed to SRO with tens of thousands of Americans of all ages raging enthusiastically to the chant, “BUILD THE WALL!” However, his 2020 rallies were markedly less-enthusiastic (to put it mildly).

    Then in 2017 following his January 20th inauguration Trump immediately reneged on his immigration promise and revealed himself to be an Israeli-first President rather than American-first.

    Trump also campaigned on his promise to tax the hell out of the Wall Street looters/hedge fund managers (another idea Ann Coulter popularized in her book) and hit them equally with a progressive payroll tax that all Americans workers are forced to pay, including minimum wage earners. But Trump folded on that even before his inauguration.

    America needs to stop incentivizing immigration by ending handouts through NGO’s & stop chain migration (in addition to building a real wall) and end its policy described by the brilliant UR contributor Steve Sailer, “Bomb them and invite them.”

    It also needs to revoke “Dual-Citizenship” and must go back to a gold standard so the parasites and Wall-Street billionaire scam artists/hedge fund operators move to countries where they are most welcome. There has never been oversight to the Federal Reserve’s Ivy League MBA elites who continue unabated with its uncontrollable desire for printing Monopoly-like dollar bills and sending the USA into unconscionable, world-record debt thus providing the unlimited money for defense firms to sell their wares to cause death and misery for Israel’s enemies.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  58. @j2

    What a crock of crap. Are you a Pukie or a Yid?

  59. I guess to raise an obvious question… It seems that Putin has imagined every NATO move with maybe he didn’t think they would freeze assets or he might have moved them… or maybe he did… and has countered them. Did he engage now in Ukraine because he is playing dimensional chess above our corrupt clown posse’s ability to understand or imagine? Did he see that now is the time to strike and NATO morons would react and his goal would be to bankrupt the US and its Nato flunkies?
    It is said and who f-ing knows but the defense spending initiated by Reagan sent the Soviet economy into the toilet trying to keep up and aided the fall… did Putin see the lesson from that and now he is doing the same? Is that the broader strategy for his action in Ukraine?

    • Thanks: GMC
    • Replies: @Passing By
  60. profnasty says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    He said 8:00pm.
    He didn’t say what day.

  61. profnasty says:
    @BananaKilt

    Really?
    Who would order a White Christian
    to kill another White Christian?
    (Asking for a friend.)

    • Replies: @Dave Wightman
  62. @Been_there_done_that

    For those who still don’t know — Been There is a Lithuanian, and therefore it’s best to keep it in mind, because in Lithuania there’s a serious problem with alcohol consumption. For a comparison, it’s often said that in Russia people drink a lot, so imagine that — in Lithuania people drink a lot more. That’s a nation of alcoholics, 15.0 liters is a serious load, and it’s 30% more that in Russia. So imagine his condition during the weekend.

    On top of that, there is a problem with mental development in his homeland. A high percentage of families are inbred, plus the drinking problem — the result is a low IQ population. For the sake of illustration, it’s often said that the Russian people are stupid but in fact the Lithuanians are a lot dumber. For a comparison, the average IQ in Russia is 97, whereas in Lithuania — 91.

    And to understand it better keep it in mind that 15% of the Lithuanians are Poles and Russians, who both have a higher score, so Lithuanians are in fact even dumber, about 88 or something like that, whereas the Russians are as a matter of fact a lot smarter, because 20% of the Russian population are peoples with lower score, so the average score is lower — in truth, the real Russian people have IQ of 103.

    That’s 15 points difference! The IQ of Lithuanians is considered low. Below 89 is low, meaning low intelligence. Or in simple words — stupid. Plus there’s a drinking problem. So keep it in mind reading this person’s diatribes. He considers himself a genius, as most idiots do, and he has a purpose in life, he thinks. Don’t ask me what that is. But he is serious when he is making these comments. No kidding — ask him.

    This is a very telling observation, probably reflecting a basically different Russian attitude that can be extended to other domains, such as the state of its military, generally poorly maintained.

    He knows.

    At least his specific unit got a few hours’ notice, at which time the officially stated Russian position in the media was that nobody has any intent to invade Ukraine.

    Yes he considers that the Russians had to announce it prior to beginning, on TV.

    Apparently the command was so clueless and arrogant that they had anticipated a 15-hour operation to get into Kiev.

    This is a real Lithuanian here. Feel the brainpower?

    Hola.

    [MORE]
    WHO – Global status report on alcohol and health 2018, p. 345
    https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/274603/9789241565639-eng.pdf

    World Ranking of Countries by their Average IQ
    https://new-iq-test.com/iq-by-country/

    A study of the intelligence of Kazakhs, Russians and Uzbeks in Kazakhstan
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0160289614000762

    Data are reported for intelligence measured by the Standard Progressive Matrices Plus of school students in Kazakhstan. Ethnic Kazakhs obtained a mean British IQ of 82.2, ethnic Russians obtained a mean British IQ of 103.2, and ethnic Uzbeks obtained a mean British IQ of 86.0. The IQ of Kazakhstan is estimated at 87.3.

  63. @emerging majority

    I was asking a perfectly reasonable question of Rolo Slavskiy, you incoherent ignoramus.

  64. @profnasty

    profnasty: Who would order a White Christian to kill another White Christian?
    Glad to answer your question for your ultimate edification1
    Is that a joke? Because Catholics and Protestants have been murdering the be-jesus out of each other in Religious Wars for 1000 years in Europe, and literally millions have died. Then there was Napoleon. And Kaiser Wilhelm. And Hitler. They were white christians, but I guess you never heard of any of this because you were born yesterday in a feces filled cabbage patch.

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  65. The expectation that they would be in Kiev by 8:00 pm of the first day fits with something I’ve suspected from the start. The Russians didn’t anticipate serious resistance: this was supposed to be Czechoslovakia 1968.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @karel
  66. @Here Be Dragon

    That’s 15 points difference! The IQ of Lithuanians is considered low. Below 89 is low, meaning low intelligence. Or in simple words — stupid.

    I tend to be on Run Unz’s side on this one. IQ tests are reasonable tests of the differences in intelligence between racial groups. However, he was skeptical of the alleged differences, up to nearly 10 IQ points, between the IQs of neighbouring European countries ( indigenous populations only tested ). He felt that Richard Lynn and his supporters were not producing an effective test.

    However, there may be a simple reason for the difference. Many of the Lithuanians may well have been under the influence when taking the tests !

    Data are reported for intelligence measured by the Standard Progressive Matrices Plus of school students in Kazakhstan. Ethnic Kazakhs obtained a mean British IQ of 82.2, ethnic Russians obtained a mean British IQ of 103.2, and ethnic Uzbeks obtained a mean British IQ of 86.0. The IQ of Kazakhstan is estimated at 87.3.

    The figure for Russians in Kazakhstan has probably been elevated by recent changes. At the end of the Soviet Union, ethnic Russians composed 38% of the population. Many have since left, mainly unskilled workers. Why stay in Kazakhstan if you are an unskilled worker, if you can earn more in Russia itself.
    The result is that skilled workers and professionals now form a higher percentage of the ethnic Russian population, so the average IQ has been raised. I still think that ethnic Russian IQ in Russia is at least 100, though. Ethnic Kazakhs have an IQ of American dindu level. Pretty abject. If it wasn’t for Russian technicians and professionals, the Kazakh state would collapse.

  67. @Dystopian

    …Levi jeans, Playboy magazines, and Marlboro cigarettes in a flip top box got you an array of uniform items, badges…

    Nicotine addicts like Lavrov smoked Marlboro Red (King Size) from the cardboard box.

  68. aandrews says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    The product of a degenerate society.

  69. @Stonewall Jackson

    Perhaps the Russians surmised that the West wouldn’t freeze their assets b/c they assumed, correctly as a matter of fact, that it would more damage trust in the West and Western banks, currencies and bonds than it would hinder Russia’s economy or her ability to conduct military operations in the Ukraine.
    Or perhaps they surmised that the West would resort to such a move and decided that it was worth it in order to show to the rest of the world that anyone who trusts the Westerners and does business with them, does so at his own peril and that building alternative mechanisms has become an imperative in order to liberate international trade from the whims of Western lunatics.
    In either case, I very much doubt that the Russians haven’t taken into account the risks and decided to move believing that their assets abroad were safe from being seized by the notoriously prone to plunder Western cabal.

    • Replies: @Stonewall Jackson
  70. Zed says:

    Russia never claimed they would “defeat nazi ukraine” in a week. This is a cia propaganda op. The entire piece supports the narrative that Russia is bogged down (column of Russian troops outside of ukraine). This isn’t a war to take ukraine. Don’t fall for nato pig propaganda.

  71. Anonymous[255] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    Who gives a fuck what you suspected? No Russian official has ever claimed that they intended to capture Kiev, much less the whole country, in a matter of days or weeks or at all, that is just USG propaganda. The anecdotes of some random grunt are irrelevant.

    Now, why don’t you go back to debating whether the Germans killed 5.7M or 6M Jews?

    • Troll: Colin Wright
  72. parshad says:

    The zionist Biden regime and his fifth column secretary of Israel, Blinken, have reached a new low level calling Juan Guaido, Interim president was attached and chased out by the people of Venezuela. Blinken said the following at his twitter account few hours ago:
    [Secretary Antony Blinken United States government official
    For the second time in as many weeks, Interim President guaido was attacked in Venezuela. The United States is deeply concerned and condemns these escalating acts of violence, harassment, and intimidation against Interim President Guaidó and all those who stand for democracy.]
    What the people of Venezuela should do to make the USG understand that they want US out of Venezuela for good. Remove the sanctions now.

    https://twitter.com/safar_jal/status/1536020190844096512/photo/1

    • Agree: Notsofast
  73. abcdef says:

    The stories produced by mating dangerous Homeland Security Covids to fully Vaxxed Fauci Covids have been extremely disappointing?

  74. @Verymuchalive

    ‘…The result is that skilled workers and professionals now form a higher percentage of the ethnic Russian population, so the average IQ has been raised. I still think that ethnic Russian IQ in Russia is at least 100, though. Ethnic Kazakhs have an IQ of American dindu level. Pretty abject. If it wasn’t for Russian technicians and professionals, the Kazakh state would collapse.’

    I’m unconvinced. I’ve never met any Kazakhs; but among the groups I have dealt with, blacks are the only ones who are conspicuously stupid — and they are really dumb. People don’t see the worst of it; most of them deal with a select sample, and they don’t realize the passably competent teller at the bank isn’t the average: she’s the cream of the crop.

    On the other hand, others — whatever their notional IQ — are often perfectly intelligent: Mexicans and Guatemalans both come to mind. I’d say that average IQ can be affected by all sorts of things: the testing regime, cultural attitudes, ways of thinking, etc. It’s a pointer — not the Holy Grail.

    When it comes to blacks: everything says they’re dumb: not just the IQ tests, but their academic and economic performance, all the other social indicators, my own experiences with them, the fact that the brighter ‘blacks’ tend to be mostly white, genetically. There are even plausible genetic and evolutionary explanations for the difference. If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, and looks like a duck…

    On the other hand, for other groups, the average IQ just sticks out, correlating to nothing much at all. Take Nepal; the national IQ is 82 or something ridiculous.

    Really? Nepal is a fairly typical third-world country; you obviously can visit it in perfect safety. The Nepalese are related to other groups that aren’t stupid at all. Gurkhas were and are famously excellent soldiers; and as we found out in Viet Nam (McNamara’s morons), you really do need to be passably bright to do well in modern warfare.

    So the IQ sticks out like a sore thumb; and I’m skeptical. Of course one could administer rigorously uniform and culture-free tests under controlled conditions to controlled samples of all groups; but until that happy day comes, I wouldn’t assume the IQ test tells all unless the other evidence matches up.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  75. Hitch says:
    @j2

    j2 has turned himself into the laughing stock of the UR comments section in the same way that Finland has turned itself into the laughing stock of unaligned nations.

    Even more amusing, the root causes are the same. Just as Sanna Marin is busing whoring herself and Finland out for her owners Soros and Evelyn Rothschild, so is j2 whoring himself out to the same Judeo-Masonic oligarchy. How far Finland has fallen. How far j2 has fallen.

    Sanna Marin’s MKUltra obsession with global warming is really just the flip side of the coin to j2’s obsession with eeevil Russia. In either case, they have turned themselves into play-toys for Soros and his gang of adrenochrome addicted child rapists.

    Sanna Marin, WEF future global leader, recently attended Bilderberg conference in Washington where the monkey pox, mRNA vaccine passes, global famine, the energy crisis, and WWIII were being planned.

    Lets face it, who can take a country like Finland seriously, run by an Soros appointed imbecile with the same intelligence quota as Greta Thunberg. But then again, who can take j2 seriously when all he can do is to keep quoting the same old style Oryx “Russia is being trounced” propaganda despite overwhelming and continual evidence to the contrary.

    • Replies: @bwuce wee
    , @j2
    , @Incisive One
  76. @j2

    Ukraine has so far won all stages of the war….

    Though you may slightly have overstated it, you nevertheless make a strong point. Better, you detail your point with facts while also anticipating and countering the strongest arguments the opposite side is likely to make.

    [MORE]

    I do not know whether the Ukrainians are winning the war, but you are at any rate winning this round of the debate! The ad hominem into which at least one of your interlocutors has descended is, of course, a backhanded admission on the interlocutor’s part that you have gained the debate’s upper hand.

    (Just please do not now make the mistake too many others here have made: wedding yourself to your narrative. Facts may change as time passes. One’s judgments ought to adapt accordingly.)

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
    , @j2
  77. Shit Hawk says: • Website
    @Anon

    We don’t eat cabbage.

  78. @Bubba

    The rest of your comment is sound (I would encourage readers to click back and read it). However, this is a mistake:

    America … must go back to a gold standard….

    No one remembers all the problems a gold standard once caused. If enough Americans who also do not remember come to agree with you, then the U.S. will presumably indeed try to go back, after which Americans will learn, once again the hard way, why that was as bad an idea the second time as the first.

    There is a reason every country with a significant economy on earth—even Swizterland!—has abandoned the gold standard.

    I endorse the rest of your comment, though. Spot on.

    • Thanks: Bubba
  79. RobinG says:

    Any OPINIONS on Brendon O’Connell III…???

    A few minutes in, and I’m not impressed at all. I may continue since they mention someone I know. But I’m guessing there are already admirers and haters of O’Connell (and Funes) here, and I’d love to hear the trash-talk. 😉

  80. bwuce wee says:

    i am really surprised that libtards and moonbats have not been screaming and calling the ADL and the SPLC about the russian soldier photo leading this article! i mean after all, we got a white guy- a white russian mind you- giving the world a blatant white supremacist hand signal to the rest of us white oppressors out here- and not a peep of outrage?!!?!? there is something wrong here, unless they have decided that their white supremacy schtick is played out by now? nah, that couldn’t be it- could it? i mean clearly this guy is sending a secret coded message to trump-right?

  81. If this article were the opening chapter of a novel, I’d buy the book. It’s even better if it’s real.

    Thanks for the article.

  82. bwuce wee says:
    @Hitch

    you do know that during WWII finland was allied with hitler- right? but granted, that was before finland turned gay…

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @bwuce wee
  83. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “But then again, who can take j2 seriously when all he can do is to keep quoting the same old style Oryx “Russia is being trounced” propaganda despite overwhelming and continual evidence to the contrary. ”

    Who can take seriously the pro-Russian commenters and analysts in this site? Last time Ritter promised the many small Donbass cauldron scenario:
    “Now that battle is taking place. I think with what we’re seeing in Donbass we see the potential formation of several cauldrons that have the potential of surrounding many thousands of Ukrainian troops. That’s the victory I think that could turn the tide in terms of shaping or influencing opinion in Europe and elsewhere.”

    So how did this work out? Russians have after 9. May in over of a month made very minor progress and taken heavy losses. The continuous evidence is that Russian invasion has failed to reach any objectives. Russians have tried many different plans and all have failed. But the war is not finished yet.

    Then there is this claim, many times repeated in this thread, that Russia was never trying to take Kiev. The Russian idea was presumably to tie down Ukraine troops in Donbass by dividing Russian troops to many fronts.

    This would be an insane way of tying Ukraine troops because Russians divided their own troops to several fronts, preventing them from reaching a victory in Donbass. If you are superior, then do not divide your forces because if you keep the forces together, they are twice as superior in one place.

    Such a Russian plan of tying Ukraine forces would also have been very poorly made because Russian troops that advanced towards Kiev did not manage to withdrew in an orderly way, troops were left behind and took heavy losses. So in reality, by “tying” Ukraine forces in Kiev, Russia demilitarized a significant part of its own army.

    There is an example of tying forces in this war: it is Ukraine troops in Mariupol. They did tie 12 Russian BTGs for a long time. Tying troops is what you do if the enemy can focus more force that you have in some area, so you tie some of their forces to another front. As a Russian example of tying forces one can give the actions Belarus is now doing. The threat (though so far not imminent) of a new attack from Belarus side does tie Ukraine forces so that they cannot be moved to Donbas.

    There is another concept than tying, it is shaping the battlefield, but the Russian effort of encirculating Kiev did not do any shaping of the battlefield. Shaping a battlefield refers to actions where the enemy troops are forced to move to positions where you want them. Ukraine forces simply followed Russian forces to the East when Russian forces withdrew to the East from Kiev, so no shaping of the battlefield was done. Russians should have left some forces close to Kiev if they wanted to shape the battlefield, as they now left some forces close to Kharkiv. (But Ukraine left there only territorial troops, which anyway would have stayed there, so no shaping there either.)

    The movement of Russian troops was a classical example of an effort to encirculate the capital and force it to surrender. In order to work, Russians should have managed to get two encirculation rings, the outer ring to keep Ukrainians out and the inner ring in order to storm the city. It is not important that the city had 4M inhabitants. The important issue is how much fighting power there was, and it was possible to storm the city with Russian forces had encirculation succeeded: the defenders would finally run out of ammunition.

    Therefore let the pro-Russian commenters drop this nonsense claim that Russians did not try to take Kiev. They tried it in two ways. The first was a strategic strike, where a small force can take a capital provided that there is not much resistance (as the basic assumption was that there are only narcotic users, deserters and ukriNazis and Ukraine army stays aside). When this failed, the second attempt was to take the capital by encirculation and hope that it leads to surrender. (A capital has so good ground lines of communication to the whole country that taking a capital often leads to a situation where the defender must surrender.)

    About Sanna Marin, what do I have to do with Sanna Marin? When the commenters in this site have nothing relevant to say of the military situation, they always return to Sanna Marin and her presumed connections to some globalists. Now, there is a valid concern of globalists, but it has nothing to do with Putin’s wish to be a new Peter the Great.

  84. karel says:
    @Colin Wright

    you know fuck all about the invasion in 1968.

    • Troll: Colin Wright
  85. Hitch says:
    @peterAUS

    peterAUS has been blathering on and posting the same one-sided style anti-Russian propaganda since the SMO started, and he has consistently been wrong.

    The real issue here is the assumption that Russia has to “win” this war or she will be crushed by the Rothschild’s Nato army. This viewpoint is incorrect, and has been part of the typical Judeo-media predictive programming from the beginning.

    Russia, and most of her allies, have sustainable debt loads and unpampered populations that have experience with subsistence survival. Western Europe have been spoiled by decades, even generations, of spending beyond their means financed mostly by credit. Central European countries like Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Romania have populations that have only gotten a taste of western over-indulgence in the last decade, and are better prepared for the coming collapse than the west, and their populations are also far more prepared than the Western Europeans.

    The dollar based financial system is very precarious, and the recent waves of inflation and the looming energy and food shortages are going to cause the implosion of the western countries dependent on social welfare. All of the PIIGS, and France and Benelux have been living on borrowed time since 2008 when Drahgi “did whatever it took”.

    In short, the dollar and the Euro are going to collapse long before the Russian army collapses due to a lack of “manpower”. In the meantime, all Russia and has to do is keep their strategy of tension going in Ukraine and the Middle East. By winter all of Western and Central Europe will be facing a depression the likes of which they haven’t faced since the Rothschild’s Credit Anstalt collapsed in 1933.

    Ukraine without the unending flow of IMF/FED/BoE/BIS credit will implode in a heart beat. The US is going to face its own implosion once the inflation hits the feral negroes inhabiting all her major cities and industrial areas. England will face the same crisis too.

    Meanwhile, Russia will keep plugging along, slowly absorbing the Donbas and all of Eastern Khazaria.

    • Agree: Robert Bruce
  86. Jewish Supremacism by proxy.

  87. @Here Be Dragon

    …it’s often said that in Russia people drink a lot, so imagine that — in Lithuania people drink a lot more.

    You have yet to explain why, in your imagination only, you think I am Lithuanian, but here are the latest WHO statistics on alcoholism rates. I have no idea how they define and measure or estimate these data, but look carefully and notice how much higher the rates are for Russia than Lithuania. The rate for Russian men is a high 36.9% so we should assume that the Russian soldiers are supplying their habit on the battlefield by having specialized units looting stores and residences and then distributing the stolen alcohol to their comrades.

    [MORE]


    Alcoholism by Country 2022

    Country – Male Female Combined
    Hungary – 36.90% 7.20% 21.20%
    Russia – 36.90% 7.40% 20.90%
    Belarus – 33.90% 6.20% 18.80%
    Latvia – 28.80% 4.60% 15.50%
    United States – 17.60% 10.40% 13.90%
    South Korea – 21.20% 6.80% 13.90%
    Slovenia – 23.50% 4.50% 13.90%
    Poland – 22.70% 3.70% 12.80%
    Estonia – 22.20% 3.80% 12.20%
    Slovakia – 22.80% 2.50% 12.20%
    Austria – 18.10% 6.10% 12.00%
    Sweden – 14.70% 7.30% 11.00%
    Lithuania – 19.90% 3.60% 11.00%

    Source:
    https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/alcoholism-by-country

    Also note the high rate for American women.

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  88. @Colin Wright

    I wouldn’t assume the IQ test tells all unless the other evidence matches up.

    I agree with you, as do numerous others, including, it would seem, Mr Unz. In the case of negroes, low average IQ seems to be reinforced by other character traits. On average, they have low impulse control, low conscientiousness, defiency of work ethic etc that make for an unwillingness to learn, or work proficiently.

    As an American, I am sure you have lots of dealings with persons of mestizo origin. If you had a straightforward job and your choice was between an African American, of average AA intelligence, and someone of mestizo origin of the same intelligence, then I suspect you would choose the latter in most instances.

    PS I have never met a Kazakh myself. Nearly all my information comes from articles by Anatoly Karlin and others of that ilk. AK had a low opinion of Kazakhs, not as low as Uzbekhs, though !
    Uzbekhs were the lowest of the low in the Soviet Union, and I don’t think things have changed much. Here’s a very amusing clip from Second City TV ( Canadian,1980s ) which emphasizes the point. ( Starting 07.06 )

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  89. @Verymuchalive

    You missed a point or two.

    First, the IQ test was of school students. So it doesn’t matter whether the parents are skilled professionals or not, unless we believe that intelligence depends on the genes and father’s profession, though it might be influenced to a degree.

    However it’s not that simple to immigrate to Russia, even for ethnic Russians. Those who did where, quite the opposite, people who could – skilled professionals. The reason wasn’t economical, since the GDP and salaries in Kazakhstan are comparable.

    People were leaving because it ain’t home, and who wants to speak the Kazakh language?

    As for the IQ of the Russians, we have an interesting map. You are right – it’s between 100 to 103, depending on the region.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  90. Eudion2 says:
    @John Johnson

    Yes, the supply column was fake. Not having a supply column would have been an obvious giveaway.

    Yes, the leaked plans were faked. Feeding false information to spies was a KGB specialty, and Putin was KGB.

    Yeah,Putin lied about invading. Lying is okay when your national survival is at stake.

    Anyhow, winning territory in Ukraine is a sideshow to the.main event which is ending world reserve currency status for the dollar, and that objective was achieved months ago.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Incisive One
  91. @Here Be Dragon

    You write

    First, the IQ test was of school students. So it doesn’t matter whether the parents are skilled professionals or not, unless we believe that intelligence depends on the genes and father’s profession, though it might be influenced to a degree.

    Modern research indicates that intelligence isn’t just a random characteristic. About half or more is explained by genetics, so children of skilled workers and professionals will, on average, have higher IQs than children of unskilled workers.

    You write

    However it’s not that simple to immigrate to Russia, even for ethnic Russians. Those who did where, quite the opposite, people who could – skilled professionals. The reason wasn’t economical, since the GDP and salaries in Kazakhstan are comparable.

    https://www.eurasiareview.com/02122021-increased-migration-from-kazakhstan-to-russia-what-are-the-real-reasons-oped/

    Actually, it’s very easy to leave for Russia.
    According to the press, 4.2 million people have left Kazakhstan over the years of independence. Of these, 2.5 million have moved to Russia. Migration outflow intensity has been increasing slowly, but steadily in recent years. According to the statistics, 25.3 thousand people have left Kazakhstan over a nine-month period this year, which is 20.1 per cent more than in January-September 2020. The topic of xenophobia against Russian-speaking citizens in Kazakhstan, constantly being raised by the Russian officials and media, has fueled the trend.

    The article takes a pessimistic view, but other sources beg to differ. They claim that the number of ethnic Russians is at least a quarter. As in many Muslim countries, non-Muslims are purposefully under-enumerated. The situation is likely to change quickly over the next few years.

    Any attempts to confiscate land holdings of ethnic Russians, especially in northern Kazakhstan, will be met forcefully by Russia. Likewise, the Kazakh economy is heavily reliant on Russian technicians and professionals. If “xenophobia” causes many to leave, economic depression and political turmoil are likely.
    Also, Putin’s successor will be much more nationalistic than he ever was. IMHO, Russian military intervention in Kazakhstan in the next 5 years is quite likely.

    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @Here Be Dragon
  92. @Anon

    While I don’t disagree that cratered American cities would be good for America as well as the world, brits don’t have a lot of room to talk.

  93. Daveincc says:

    Sounds like every large military operation I was ever a part of. A bunch of confusion and boredom punctuated by terror.

    • Disagree: David Burberry
  94. @Dave Wightman

    Fecal references eh?

    Found the jew.

    • Replies: @Dave Wightman
  95. @Haxo Angmark

    Yeah in reality the Russians are capturing everything they intended to capture and your Ukrainian neo-nazi pals are getting their butts kicked.

  96. haha says:
    @Notsofast

    My learned and well-informed “debater”: Engines are needed in ALL rockets, not just in space shuttles. No Russian engines, no American space rockets, end of NASA. In any case, I was pointing out the silliness of your attempts to discredit all Russian technical achievements, not discussing boondoggles whether American or Russian.

    • Troll: Notsofast
  97. Anonymous[255] • Disclaimer says:
    @Eudion2

    Nailed it. Whatever it costs Russia to gain some territory here pales in comparison to what it cost the Americans having their bluff called.

    Ultimately, a commodity-based economy requires debt much less than a debt-based economy requires commodities. Frankly, it’s the Europeans who are really fucked here.

    • Agree: Here Be Dragon
    • Replies: @Miro23
  98. Sounds like what some weekend warriors would experience.

  99. @Passing By

    Thank you for the comment. To my original question– has Putin planned this out with the goal of the end of the West economically? He and anyone can see the house of cards that is the US, Europe and Japan with the untenable debt, in the case of the US, near total dependence upon far away supply chains, trillions of fiat money floating around. Is there a larger strategic plan or just an attempt to secure his own border?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Passing By
  100. Biff says:

    Most of war is mundane which proves Hollywood is bullshit.

  101. @V. K. Ovelund

    All we know about Russia’s stated intentions of the SMO was that it planned to de-Nazify and de-militarise the Ukraine. So I suppose if the Ukraine is turning into a thoroughly Nazi and militaristic state then we can say it is winning and Russia is losing and some here find reason to cheer for this. However, that Nazi militaristic Ukraine is shrinking having already lost more than 20% of its territory. Presumably the territory liberated by the Russians will not be de-militerised although it is being de-Nazified as it has to deal with this increasingly Nazi militaristic Ukraine on its borders which is still threatening and murdering its citizens who wish to be free of the Ukrainian militaristic Nazism. So we just have to wait and see how small this Nazi militaristic Ukraine will eventually become or will it have to be completely destroyed as there can be no peace with militarised Nazis in the neighbourhood.

    • Replies: @j2
  102. Anonymous[361] • Disclaimer says:
    @Stonewall Jackson

    Since it’s really Putin’s lack of strategic nerve that has brought Russia to this situation (he should have settled the issue forcefully back in 2014 when it could have been easily done militarily, although perhaps not so much economically), I have doubts that he is thinking in grand terms about deposing the Anglo-Zionist banking cartel. However, Russia’s actions are effectively doing just that, not just in calling the Americans’ bluff, but by showing the entire world (outside of the EU) that the emperor has no clothes. It’s quite possible there are other players in Russia (and China) who do have such a fundamental perspective and are driving things, I don’t know.

  103. @Been_there_done_that

    Here are the latest WHO statistics on alcoholism rates.

    You little cheating bastard. You are cheating again.

    Your statistics are older than mine, and the table is calculated using data from three different sources. That’s not how we do it.

    You are Lithuanian, too.

    You told me.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  104. Miro23 says:
    @Verymuchalive

    Also, Putin’s successor will be much more nationalistic than he ever was. IMHO, Russian military intervention in Kazakhstan in the next 5 years is quite likely.

    That’s a valid point. For example, the Special Military Operation gets big support in Russia so it goes beyond the person (Putin). His successor will automatically follow this line with the outcome of the operation being his responsibility.

    The ZioGlob/ Neoliberals and general Wokists are fast being cleared out of Russia.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  105. Abbybwood says:
    @Anon

    And here is Zelenskyyy, the guy we just gave \$40 billion of weapons to, admitting how much he loves cocaine:

    https://rumble.com/v127kxo-wef-puppet-zelensky-i-love-cocaine-it-gives-me-energy-all-day.html

    Maybe the US and Europe can just use coke for “energy” instead of relying on the Russian stuff?

  106. @Here Be Dragon

    Your statistics are older than mine…

    The statistics I copied are for 2022, farther down at the link that I provided, which cites older statistics at the top. The fact is that Russian men have a very high rate of alcohol dependency. Readers can look at the data and judge for themselves. The implication about Russian soldiers being among the alcoholics is valid. They will therefore be motivated to also support their habit while at war.

    You are Lithuanian, too.

    You told me.

    This is not true, so I could not have told anyone that – and did not. You are just lying again. I challenge you to find the comment you pretend to be alluding to.

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  107. Miro23 says:
    @Anonymous

    Nailed it. Whatever it costs Russia to gain some territory here pales in comparison to what it cost the Americans having their bluff called.

    Ultimately, a commodity-based economy requires debt much less than a debt-based economy requires commodities. Frankly, it’s the Europeans who are really fucked here.

    It depends what commodities you’re producing. If it’s coffee or cocoa then there’s no guarantee that the country can avoid IMF debt slavery (political control).

    Russia is in the fortunate position of producing large amounts of commodities that have guaranteed international markets/demand – oil, strategic minerals, basic foodstuffs. They’re also a package of items that keep Russia functioning. The only real deficit is probably German factory equipment – but over time that can probably be sourced from Asia. German cars they can do without.

    As far as Americans having their bluff called, it looks like it was completely unforeseen. Putin has been talking for years about Russia’s “red lines” so it shows the arrogance of the Kagan/Nuland crowd. 1) They hadn’t bothered to game plan a Russian reaction 2) Any blowback on the US was irrelevant – they don’t care 3) Their hatred of Putin for challenging them (and kicking them out of Russia) goes beyond reason.

  108. Hitch says:
    @j2

    It is highly doubtful that Russia wanted to occupy Kiev with the small forces Putin sent there. To occupy Kiev they would have needed 10x more BTG’s.

    Far more likely it was a feint, with a secondary goal an attempt to investigate the true “research” going on at the now disclosed to be 46 US/Ukrainian biolabs. Discovering what the Nuclear operations at Chernobyl and the other nuclear power were about would also have been a very important tertiary objective. A fourth objective might have been a coup de gras on the Zelinsky regime if the opportunity presented itself, but apparently it didn’t.

    Two youtube channels that I follow provide a pretty neutral analysis of events in Ukraine. Military Summary does an excellent daily wrap up detailing the fighting going on around Ukraine, with a focus on topology and tactics.

    History Legends does a weekly presentation with a more strategic and historical overview. I found this video about Ukrainian home-grown trench warfare tactics to be quite interesting:

    Ukraine had 8 years of Nato training, billions of dollars in military technology and material pumped into her, and 8 years to prepare the battlefield in Eastern Khazaria. Ukraine knew that this war was coming, just as Nato did. Although the network of bunkers and fortifications is not quite on the scale of the Maginot line, perhaps it rises to the Sigfried line. I really don’t know, but short of bombing Ukraine back into the stone age like the US and UK did to Germany in 1941-45 the liberation of Donbas was going to be a very nasty assignment by anyone’s standard.

    So for you to crow on and on about Russia not advancing as fast as you think that she should, it is laughable.

    Your typical Finnish attitude has everything to do with Sanna Marin. If Finnish males could keep their stupid and uppity feminist-environmentalist bimbos in check then likely all of Europe would not be on the precipice of WWIII. Or, in other words, Putin is not nearly as big a threat to European civilization as Soros, Schwab and the Rothschild army known as Nato are. If Finnish military men like yourself cannot even figure out this important fact, then how can they expect their stupid slutty prime minister to?

    • Thanks: emerging majority
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  109. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Here is an example women’s vulnerability to peer pressure and why women should not be involved in international relations and especially not put in charge of military affairs, especially since women are not at risk of being drafted.

    Federal Councillor Viola Amherd’s participation in the WEF was her biggest mistake. Because it was softened there for arms deliveries to Ukraine

    (machine translated):

    As soon as the Defence Minister had arrived in Prättigau, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg took her to task. And then from the Dutch counterpart Kajsa Ollongren. And then from many other European war gurgles, who demanded that Switzerland supply weapons to Ukraine. Or at least tolerates the supply of Swiss weapons by other states.

    With this pressure on her neck, Viola Amherd went to the Federal Council meeting. And complained there about the great international incomprehension to which she had had to expose herself at the WEF. Because the other states simply do not understand Swiss neutrality.

    It is the old song: “Sitting in silence” has been demanded by the Swiss people for centuries from their rulers. So that they do not drag their fellow citizens into wars and conflicts. So that the politicians do not speak in the name of the people, where they should remain silent. So that the politicians do not make any promises, which the population then has to pay – in the worst case with their lives.

    But for politicians, “sitting in silence” means the maximum punishment.

    That’s why they all run to Volodymyr Zelenskyi in Kiev. Or at least to Klaus Schwab in Davos.

    To be put under pressure there.

    To then collapse under the pressure.

    And thus to harm Switzerland.

    In this case we see how the Swiss Defense Minister attends WEF at Davos, and is instantly assaulted by Jens Soltenberg and all the war mongering Soros harpies there. Switzerland has managed far better than Finland to remain neutral, but the bimbo factor is constantly at play, and their vulnerability to peer pressure is destroying western civilization.

  110. j2 says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    “(Just please do not now make the mistake too many others here have made: wedding yourself to your narrative. Facts may change as time passes. One’s judgments ought to adapt accordingly.)”

    If you by this mean that can Ukraine lose this war, then the answer is yes, Ukraine can very possibly lose this war. Russia will lose this war in some sense, that the West has assured, but it may get the Eastern and Southern areas. Russia already has lost much of its geopolitical situation, that alone means that it has now won the war and in the political plane it has lost the war.

    I do not support Ukraine or hate Russia. This is a war between two Eastern Slavic people, both speaking a similar language and probably having similar characters. I do not like that Zelensky is demanding weapons, support, sanctions, joining EU. Ukraine does not have the right to demand anything, the only rights they have is that Ukraine refugees are given the reception of refugees (which usually does means location in tents, not that somebody takes them into their houses) and the right to defend their country against external and internal enemies. Economic sanctions in oil and gas are not effective and harm mainly Europe. I also do not like some ways Ukraine runs this war, like using all their Soviet artillery rounds already while pushing Russians to where they are now in the great withdrawal of Russia. That is not how artillery should be used (unless you are the Soviet Union and can produce any amount of ammunition). And they should figure out how to make a significant counteroffensive with the weapons they have, it is possible though takes some thinking. Nations have pushed out the USA with practically nothing in weapons. It can be done with Russia as well.

    This war is like run behind the scenes by the USA for its goals: Ukraine gets whatever it demands, backed by some power which is not Europe. In a more typical case, like the Finnish Winter War, the attacked country would get no help at all (well, some help from Sweden, we are grateful). Finally, this was was originally a civil war, so both sides must have support and good arguments. I have no idea which side the popular support actually is in the East and South of Ukraine. Zelensky did nothing against Ukraine oligarchs in his first years, Ukraine is not like an European Union country, it is oligarchy like Russia, and Zelensky is mentioned in Pandora Papers. So, everything in this war is suspicious,

    But political and moral considerations do not change a military evaluation of the situation. So far Russia is not succeeding and Ukraine still has the chance of pushing Russians out, but Ukraine also has the chance of losing, as it has always had in this war. The initial assumption of all Western analysts was that Ukraine certainly loses. Russians will try something else, maybe they succeed this time. Yet, Ukraine is backed by some power, probably the geopolitical USA, not the self-destructive Ziomerica as Kissinger would have given the Eastern and Southern areas of Ukraine to Russia already.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
    , @Hitch
  111. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    “All we know about Russia’s stated intentions of the SMO was that it planned to de-Nazify and de-militarise the Ukraine. ”

    In plain language:
    demilitarization = destruction of Ukraine army. Russia tried to do it in the strategic strike and failed.
    de-Nazification = change the political leadership. Russia tried to do it in the strategic strike and failed.

    The goals of a strategic strike are exactly to destroy the defensive ability, shortly occupy the capital, force surrender and change the political leadership. Russia tried this as the first step and it failed.

    “So I suppose if the Ukraine is turning into a thoroughly Nazi and militaristic state then we can say it is winning and Russia is losing and some here find reason to cheer for this. ”

    Ukraine has an explicit goal of joining the EU. It is not possible to join the EU as a thoroughly Nazi and militaristic state. They will have to implement European justice system and democracy, and surely they do want to join EU. This is because 2-3 million Ukrainians before this war worked in Poland and noticed that their economic perspectives are better in the EU than in the Russian run EEC. Instead, Russia is turning to an increasingly authoritarian country praising its new weapons. Ukraine did not, despite of NATO help, build much military power: they have fought this war mainly with old Soviet weapons. In 2022 Ukraine military rank was 22. Of NATO countries US, France, UK, Italy, Germany, Spain and Turkey (and also Israel) have a higher military strength rank. I cannot find any justification for considering Ukraine a militaristic state, but after this war it will build more military, so will Germany and many other EU countries.

    Some here find a reason to cheer for the possibility that an authoritarian and militaristic Russia will capture some part of an independent country, like Ukraine. In some way this is proposed to be a fight against Jewmerica, though I cannot see why it should be so. Indeed, former Soviet states: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia and former Eastern Bloc countries Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, North Makedonia joined NATO mainly in order to protect themselves against Russia (or its allies) and these countries (and some more, like Hungary) joined the EU for better economic prospects. We need not look further to find the reasons why Ukraine wants to join the EU and later also NATO. They reason the same way as these other countries. The simple reason is Russia.

  112. @Rolo Slavskiy

    Three months into a spectacularly successful SMO, this article grabs a National Guardsman that can’t tie his shoelaces to give a meandering travelogue of the first few days, which we know to be a feint on Kiev.  Throwing all forces into the feint, including the National Guard, the reserves.  Not a paratrooper or Special Forces or Electronic Warfare or anything Interesting. He was so not-close to the front, he did not fire a shot, and was not fired upon.  Nothing relevant, to either then or now, just notes in a travel diary.  So what exactly is the purpose of such a lame tribute to the inanity of vehicular journeys, and problems with new gear.

    Armed forces personnel are not allowed to give interviews, but (a) you found one, and (b) this one did. Not only is it treason, but it is the usual Protestant rebellion against authority, much beloved in the West, and cause for its destruction.  The millennials (including you and your um guest) will love it.  Everything is “equal”, you are “equal” to a journalist simply because you post, he is “equal” to the armed forces simply because he is a reservist called up for a ride.  Typical Jew rebellion propaganda.

    Now that he is back at the farm, cleaning the chicken coop, and virtue-signalling with his shoelaces, perhaps you could interview him again, you might get a story that is more interesting.

    If this article is an indicator of your blog posts, no thanks, I won’t waste my time.

  113. Hitch says:
    @bwuce wee

    j2 and I have had several exchanges concerning Finland and the Third Reich. It is my contention that Mannerheim was a Freemason and that he deliberately failed to cut off the rail lines from Murmansk to Moscow, thereby allowing Stalin to re-equip his armies defending Moscow with Hurricanes, and Spitfire airplanes, Cromwell tanks, and most importantly aviation fuel. In other words, more than any other “ally”, Finland lost the war for Germany. Russians will likely weigh in and claim that the volume of war material was insignificant, but the important fact here is that at a minimum by equipping and feeding the reserves, Churchill and later Roosevelt enabled Stalin to put all his readily available and trained forces on the front line. This latest SMO in Ukraine illustrates how critical reserves can be.

    Mysteriously Finland escaped de-Nazification from 1945-52, and this was almost certainly part of a quid-pro-quo between the Masonic brothers Mannerheim and Stalin.

    Fast forward to today, and we have the un-deNazified Finland suddenly throwing away 75 years of non-aggression with Russia to side with the Ukro-“Nazis”. Now I don’t for a second think that Finland or Ukraine come anywhere close to the ideology of National Socialism, and in fact I would contend that Ukro-Yankees and Finno-Yankees or Ukro-Zionists and Finno-Zionists would be a far more appropriate label to pin on these people. But the main point here is that Finland, after stabbing Germany in the back from 1941-1945, is now stabbing Russia in the back. If no peace deal can be brokered in the near future in Ukraine, then likely Finland will remain in their Nato applicant purgatory, and it is my best guess that Finland in one form or another will pay a steep price for her perfidy. Of course the Finnish people will also then be able reminisce with empty stomachs in their cold houses about the great vision for Finland and the great job of diplomacy carried out by Gaia savior Sanna “mommy” Marin.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    , @j2
  114. @j2

    Actually the situation is that Ukraine has now won the first battle of Donbas .. blah … blah.

    Imbecile.  Your post was made on 12 Jun, but the content is 24 Feb, wishing and hoping.  Read up on the news for 12 Jun, and get up-to-date.  Russia controls 20% of Ukraine, the entire South & East, and it has the remnants of the Ukie armed forces, all 70,000 soldiers, neo-nazis and conscripts, caught in three cauldrons, and they are hammering them.

    When this SMO ends, probably 30 Sep, you will still be in 24 Feb, wishing and a-hoping.  Your denial of reality is pathological.

    • Agree: Hitch
  115. @Hitch

    Thank you.  Good parallels drawn.

  116. @Eudion2

    Nailed it, thank you. But due to its pathological denial of reality, the neo-nazi zit will not get it.

    Anyhow, winning territory in Ukraine is a sideshow to the main event, which is ending world reserve currency status for the dollar, and that objective was achieved months ago.

    The sideshow isn’t doing that badly either. The ZUS has spent:
    • \$54 billion (after 24 Feb, not counting the cost of the 2014 coup; training the Ukies to urinate without wetting themselves; etc),
    • the entire neo-nazi army of approx 600,000
    to lose 24% Ukrainian territory.  

    Russia has spent \$4 billion for a gain of 24% Ukrainian territory usiing 200,000 troops, with negligible losses.

    And there are more sideshows coming up: the 70,000 Ukies caught in three cauldrons in the Donetsk front.

  117. @Here Be Dragon

    “No one is talking about the Soviet Union, and for me personally a smaller but more homogeneous and consolidated country would be a lot more preferable. Three Russian republics – one in the west, one in the east, and one in the middle.”

    Wasn’t that pretty much the State Department ideal for a post-Soviet Russia? Equally I’m sure Peking and Moscow would prefer the USA to split into three parts.

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  118. On the evidence and with zero knowledge it seems likely that Russia was hoping for a relatively peaceful takeover a la Crimea, so an attempted coup de main (as distinct from blitzkrieg) was not an unreasonable initial opening gambit. But Ukraine was not the Ukraine of 2014-5, NATO advisers and trainers having been hard at work in the interim.

    There’s an interesting Rolling stone piece from late May:

    https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/ukrainian-military-unit-russia-artillery-1365021/

    A big part of the problem in defending this part of Donbas, Ostap believes, is that the people who have stayed behind — the people who haven’t fled — don’t really believe they are part of Ukraine. In his view, the civilians who remain are all separatist sympathizers. He says they help the Russians navigate backcountry roads that aren’t on the maps.

    “Yeah, they’re all waiting for Russkiy mir,” Mace says, laughing when I ask his opinion about the locals. Russkiy mir, or “Russian world,” is the revanchist concept that Russia needs to restore its central role in the affairs of its neighbors, and its borders, to what they were at the height of the Soviet empire.

    He asserts there have been instances of local collaborators getting caught providing information about Ukrainian troop movements or locations. Indeed, Slovyansk fell to Russian separatists in 2014: The retaking of the city by the Ukrainian military later that summer was the first major battle in Donbas.

    “Almost everyone here is pro-Russian. But you can’t arrest people just for that,” Mace says. In any case, the police and the SBU —Ukraine’s internal security service — were doing what they could. “The SBU even arrested a couple of people in our brigade,” he says.

    Which dovetails neatly with the videos I’ve seen of “stay-behind” people welcoming the troops, even Chechen ones. Are the 400-odd people in the Azot plant in Severodonetsk hapless civilians sheltering from Putler’s jackboot or potential collaborators being used as human shields?

    “Police identified potentially 50 collaborators in Lysychans’k possibly providing info on Ukrainian positions. Seeing that it sits about 100 meters higher than Severodonetsk the ability to see movements and provide intel is substantial”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/GeopoliticalGu1/status/1536159770410819584

  119. @Hitch

    “Mannerheim was a Freemason and that he deliberately failed to cut off the rail lines from Murmansk to Moscow, thereby allowing Stalin to re-equip his armies defending Moscow with Hurricanes, and Spitfire airplanes, Cromwell tanks, and most importantly aviation fuel. “

    Mannerheim was in a pretty tricky position, to be fair, with not one but two expansionist powers to contend with. I don’t know what’s in the archives, but I’m pretty sure that the UK and US would have told Finland that while they understood their reasons for attacking the Soviets, a permanent cut to the railway would not be looked on with favour after the war. Churchill hated declaring war on Finland, but if the line was permanently cut he wouldn’t have been a happy bunny at all. The Murmansk Convoys are still remembered in the UK – Brit sailors died to get weapons to Russia.

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

    The Soviets built a new branch from the railway because of Finnish attacks on its southern section.

    More here

    https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/threads/what-if-finland-had-cut-off-permanently-the-murmansk-railroad-the-us-declaration-of-war.1299187/

    Probably the most difficult and sensitive matter in cutting off the Murmansk Railroad was the Finnish Foreign Affairs. Attacking the Murmansk Railroad was also attacking against the Allied support for the Soviet Union. There was a risk that the United States would upset, if the Finns went too far in the American view. For this reason Finland maintained fairly cautious while operating against the Murmansk Railroad – the Finns didn’t want any conflict with the US.

    F. Airo was a Finnish lieutenant general. He was the main strategic planner of the Finnish operations during the WWII and second-in-command after Mannerheim. Completely against the general Finnish view Airo had a strong opinion and a outright demand about cutting off the Murmansk Railroad. In Airo’s view cutting off the Soviet lifeline would significantly weaken the USSR and would bring Finland one step closer for favorable peace terms despite of the deterrent – a possible declaration of war by the US. In Airo’s claim, during a certain phase of the Continuation War it was possible for Finland to cut off permanently the Murmansk Railroad, either it should had been implemented during the offensive phase in 1941, or a new possibility was in summer 1942. With two other Finnish high-ranking officers Airo planned a Finnish attack to Belomorsk. Airo claimed that the Finns would easily advance to this important railroad node, the German 20th Mountain Army present in Finnish Lapland would had supported the Finnish attack preventing the Soviet relief for Belomorsk – in the process the Soviet forces present in Kola Peninsula would had been surrounded and left without supply. In a filmed interview 1978 Airo said:

    – I think, it was a mistake to not to attack Belomorsk. When at war, all means must be used. If someone was afraid of the US declaration of war onto Finland, this threat didn’t have an effect on me. England had already declared war onto us and if the United States was going to do the same, what would it had changed?

    • Thanks: Hitch
    • Replies: @j2
  120. MLK says:
    @MLK

    Does this look like a city (and population) that was the site of “The battle of Kiev?”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10908575/Ukrainians-flock-beaches-Kyiv-defiance-against-Russian-invasion.html

    Haxo Angmark and others of a similar POV need to accept that they’ve been played.

  121. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “It is my contention that Mannerheim was a Freemason and that he deliberately failed to cut off the rail lines from Murmansk to Moscow, thereby allowing Stalin to re-equip his armies defending Moscow with Hurricanes, and Spitfire airplanes, Cromwell tanks, and most importantly aviation fuel. In other words, more than any other “ally”, Finland lost the war for Germany. ”

    Mannerheim was the Field Marshal, the commander of the army. He was not a Freemason. President Risto Ryti was a Freemason. But the decision that the second Murmansk railroad (Finns cut the first, but Russians built a second) must not be cut came from Hitler(!). Hitler said that cutting the railroad is against higher objectives of the war(!). Both Finns and Germans in Northern Finland wanted to cut this railroad. As for stabbing Germany in the back, the true story is the following: in order to get German help (a squadron of dive bombers) in the major Soviet attack in June 1944 (which Finns stopped mainly with artillery, Soviets tried many times and then gave up), Ryti made a personal promise to Hitler that he will not make a separate peace with Soviets without Nazi Germany agreement. Ryti stepped down from presidency and his personal promise did not bind Finland. Hitler should have understood that a personal promise is not a formal agreement between countries. At that time Finland had to get out of the war: Germany was clearly losing. As for who stabbed whom to the back, I think if was Germany: Germany asked Finland and some other countries to join in the Barbarossa operation with the claims that Germany will win in a few months. These were empty claims, so the partners were cheated by Germany.

    “Russians will likely weigh in and claim that the volume of war material was insignificant, but the important fact here is that at a minimum by equipping and feeding the reserves, Churchill and later Roosevelt enabled Stalin to put all his readily available and trained forces on the front line.”

    The volume of war material transported from the USA top Russia via the Murmansk railroad was substantial and important in Russian war effort. But the reason why this railroad was not cut is Hitler, not Mannerheim. However, you can say that Mannerheim made the decision that Finns did not bomb Leningrad, though it was within Finnish artillery reach. This was because Mannerheim did not like bombing civilians in Leningrad, he had lived in that city. Russians, however, today bombed Mariupol and Sievierodonesk, so they are not as civilized as Finns were.

    “Mysteriously Finland escaped de-Nazification from 1945-52, and this was almost certainly part of a quid-pro-quo between the Masonic brothers Mannerheim and Stalin. ”

    Neither Mannerheim nor Stalin were Freemasons. But the origin of Hitler’s Nazi party, the Thule Society, does have subversive Masonic roots from Rudolf Sebottendorf. Leading Finnish politicians were given prison sentences after the war, so Finland did not avoid de-Nazification in the sense used by Putin in Ukraine (changing the political leadership). Removing Nazis from Finland was unnecessary as there were no Nazis in Finland, but several organizations, like Lotta Sward, that had the Finnish Swastika sign (deriving from a time before Hitler’s Nazis) were forbidden. Thus, all de-Nazification that could be done was done, but Finland was not a Nazi country, only trying to take back areas lost in the Winter War.

    “Fast forward to today, and we have the un-deNazified Finland suddenly throwing away 75 years of non-aggression with Russia to side with the Ukro-“Nazis”.”

    Finland tried to live with Russia in peaceful relations and hoped that it would work, but Putin’s attack to Ukraine shows that Russia can attack any neighbor country, and Putin’s statement that NATO cannot be enlargened combined with NATO’s unwillingness to provide airplanes to Ukraine implies that Finland lost the option of joining NATO if needed or getting airplane help from NATO if needed. As this was needed for self-defense should Russia attack, and Putin showed clearly that Russia may attack, there was no other choice for Finland than to join NATO now when Russia is tied in Ukraine. Think about this, surely you see that from a military point of view Finland was forced to apply to NATO because of the positions expressed by Putin. As the President of Finland said, (as talking to Putin) “look at the mirror, you caused this.”

    “Finno-Yankees or Finno-Zionists”

    Most Finns are not especially admiring the USA and the Jewish population in Finland is 1500 people, without any political influence. Finland is also not a very religious country, so there are very few Christian Zionists. The best known Finnish Jew is probably Putin’s friend oligarch Boris Rotenberg who at some point owned a hockey team in Finland. But as a Putin friend, you surely accept this Jew. Putin’s Jews are good Jews, while other Jews are the evil ones, isn’t it like this for you?

    “Sanna “mommy” Marin.”

    Again this Sanna Marin. You have an obsession.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
    , @Hitch
  122. j2 says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    “With two other Finnish high-ranking officers Airo planned a Finnish attack to Belomorsk. Airo claimed that the Finns would easily advance to this important railroad node, the German 20th Mountain Army present in Finnish Lapland would had supported the Finnish attack preventing the Soviet relief for Belomorsk – in the process the Soviet forces present in Kola Peninsula would had been surrounded and left without supply. ”

    Here you are correct, but my sources say that it was not Mannerheim, who decided that the railroad must not be cut. It was strangely enough Hitler. For Hitler cutting this railroad was against the higher goals of the war. Make out of that what you want. Make what you want also from the fact that Hitler prioritized moving Jews to the East over military transports and did not massgas them. These Jews later established Israel making Hitler the creator of Israel. And Hitler made many strange decisions that resulted into German defeat. Then ask what was the real goal of the WWII and what was the real role that Hitler played in it. Mannerheim was simply an army general. Higher goals of the war were not in the area of Mannerheim. Hitler had higher goals, but were they the goals you think they were.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  123. Col says:
    @John Johnson

    Well, Germany DID fall to Communism, and yes, Europe did too. Look at them now if you have eyes to see. They ARE Communist, Globalist trash, waiting for the executioner’s axe to fall.

  124. Russia’s national median IQ is 96, while Ukraine’s is 90. Russia is currently transferring millions of Ukrainians to Russia. How will this affect Russia’s national IQ average? From my understanding, Russia already grants 100,000 new citizenships each year to Central-Asians from nations that are former USSR members. Russia’s elites don’t seem that interested in maintaining domestic DNA standards. Of course, they do have a limit, in that they don’t import Africans, South-Asians, Mestizos, American Indians, Aborigines, and so forth.

  125. @j2

    Putin started issuing threats against Finland only after Finns said they wanted to join NATO. Had they expressed an intention to remain neutral there would have been no threat from Russia. You people live in some inverted fake propaganda reality deliberately reversing cause and effect. Same with the Ukraine which was planning ethnic cleansing and genocide in Donbas.

  126. @j2

    You overrate EU demoncracy. Sure there are elections but the EU is run by commissars.

    Bulgars, North Macedonians and Montenegroes have nothing to fear from Russia and are not hostile to Russia. It is just that these countries are run by criminals who have sold their media to the West which is pushing propaganda on the region, but still most people are not taken in by it.

    The way the EU is going it could even accept Israel. Israel is already in UEFA, Eurovision and numerous European cultural, social, artistic, sports, and scientific institutions, and their citizens own properties in the EU, it trades and does business with the EU but Russia has been squeezed out of all that, and what for? For starting a military operation and bombing some country. Well Israel has never stopped doing that since its inception and it is welcome in the ever so many European institutions. The hypocrisy of the EU and Europeans is astounding – and of course of all those who support such EU policy, even here in the UR.

    • Replies: @j2
  127. @j2

    “Ukraine still has the chance of pushing Russians out”. Wooeee. Looks like someone is smothered in clouds of opium smoke.

  128. @Stonewall Jackson

    The only thing the Russians planned, and they did so openly, was to reduce their dependency on the dollar in international trade. I don’t think the Russians foresaw what is currently happening to Western economies. They simply did what they had to do b/c they had a vital interest in doing it. The economic disaster unfolding in the West is imho a natural after-effect of the modern Western elites’ overall imbecility. It would have happened sooner or later and not only Russia isn’t causing it but I think that Western sanctions actually saved the Russian economy from sharing the same disastrous fate.

  129. @Swaytonious

    Swaytonious: “Fecal references eh? Found the jew.”

    To: Swaytonius The Rimmer-
    Good to know that fecal references make your mouth water! But serious question, when you are rimming your johns, does black ass taste different from hebrew ass? I might need to know that when I am competing on Jeopardy, and after all, you are the expert!

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  130. @j2

    Usually, I simply scroll over your comments but as if some force wanted me to read this one, I had a screen freeze on it, and oh boy, what a load of crap. Georgia isn’t a NATO member, Croatia, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia have never been part of the Eastern bloc, the country of which they were parts before their “independence”, the former Yugoslavia has never been part of the Warszaw pact. And those are only two in the load of factual errors of your post, which I won’t bother disproving b/c exercice in futility is not my cup of tea. If your other posts are of the same kind, I don’t understand why anyone would stoop to argue with you b/c you obviously are an ignorant idiot.

    • Replies: @j2
  131. bwuce wee says:
    @bwuce wee

    i have watched the documentary ‘the winter war’. finland was kicking soviet ass for a few months. everyone thought russia was trying to take over the whole country, until they retreated in defeat. then they made a peace deal and USSR ended up with some really choice real estate that acted as a buffer zone between finland and the soviet union. finland never got their territory back. hey- wait a minute, that sounds familiar? now where have i heard something like that recently?

    • Replies: @j2
  132. j2 says:
    @Passing By

    “Croatia, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia have never been part of the Eastern bloc”

    Eastern Bloc does not mean Warsaw Pact, it means Communistic countries in Europe, Yugoslavia was always understood as part of those others, not part of the West. You seem a bit ignorant of European realities, are you maybe American or Russian?

    “Georgia isn’t a NATO member”

    No, but it fits in to the list of former parts of Soviet Union that consider Russia a threat. Georgia would join NATO if it could. Russia has practically no friends in former Eastern Block (i.e., Communistic) countries, only Serbia and some minor support from Hungary, which however joined the EU.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  133. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Mike, when you do not know the country and you do not know the people and you do not know the realities, why do you imagine you should give an advice to them? And the same is true with Ukraine. You know nothing of the country and the real situation. It is not for you to advice other people, and neither is it for Putin to decide what they should do. First fix your own country to be perfect, only later even consider advising any other peoples what they should do. They are very possibly more knowledgeable than you are, and even if not, I would never take your advice on anything since you know too little.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  134. @j2

    First fix your own country to be perfect, only later even consider advising any other peoples what they should do.

    I totally agree with this advice of yours and it is what the Western politicians should be doing. I am not a politician but just a layperson engaging in debate on the UR but I know enough that the concept of “Ukrainian” means little if we consider the whole country. So far the people of Crimea, Lugansk, Donetsk, and Kherson do not consider themselves Ukrainians any more, and who knows who next. It is quite clear that one portion of the Ukrainian population has hijacked the concept of what is “Ukrainian” and tried to impose their own concept on others who are disgusted with them and have no other option but to reject it.

    • Replies: @j2
    , @mulga mumblebrain
  135. @Miro23

    Putin has been in power a long time and his policy has essentially been gradualist in character. The 3 crises of his career – the Georgian War of 2008, the Ukraine crisis of 2014 and the Ukraine incursion of 2022 – have been forced upon him by an increasingly implacable West. Prior to the incursion, many, perhaps most, of his party and fellow Russians -wanted a more robust response from him.

    He seemed to hope that the West would see reason and back off. It didn’t. This won’t be lost on his successors. They will know that there is no point in trying to be reasonable with an implacable foe. They will be much more forceful and pre-emptive in manner.

    Secondly, in the last 15 years and more, Putin and his colleagues have helped create a self-sufficient Russian financial system, and, through import substitution and other methods, greatly expanded and strengthened industry. Behind the reluctance to take more forceful action against the West was the weakness of parts of the Russian economy. This has been rectified. Putin’s successors know that any economic measures that the West can take are very limited. So Russia will be able to act much more aggressively than in the past.

  136. j2 says:
    @bwuce wee

    “then they made a peace deal and USSR ended up with some really choice real estate that acted as a buffer zone between finland and the soviet union. finland never got their territory back. hey- wait a minute, that sounds familiar? now where have i heard something like that recently.”

    Try to remember correctly how it was, and also what actually was the result of this war for the Soviet Union. Finland took the area back in 1941 (but lost it again in 1944). The result of this war for Soviets was that Hitler attacked the Soviet Union and Soviets lost some 44 million in that war. Largely because the Soviet Union was doing so poorly in the Winter War, Hitler concluded that he can conquer the Soviet Union is just three months and decided to make the Barbarossa Operation. Though Germany finally did lose, Soviets suffered so much in this war that it was very bad for them also. Soviets should have not attacked Finland and kept Hitler in the belief that the Soviet army is too strong. Putin has now made a similar mistake with Ukraine. Now other great military powers know that Russian army is not that strong. Fortunately there is no Hitler. The USA has no intention on attacking Russia, neither has China. But it is not good to show that your army is poor. You lose credibility and influence.

    In case you wonder if Russians tried to take the whole country, the answer is, yes, it can be proven by Soviet documents. Finns captured Russian war maps from Russian officers in the war. The plan was to capture the whole country in weeks. It is also confirmed by Russian military historians from Soviet archives. It is also true that Russia failed in all military objectives for that war, even at the end of the war when they were winning: they were much behind their schedule and were defeated in Northern Finland. It would have taken at least six months for Russians to reach Helsinki (or they might have failed), the Finnish army was still capable of resistance and Russian total causalities were very high, 300,000 men, 167,000 of them dead. Not worth the effort, so Russians stopped the war to the only time in this 105 days when they were successful.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    , @bwuce wee
  137. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Removing Nazis from Finland was unnecessary as there were no Nazis in Finland, but several organizations, like Lotta Sward, that had the Finnish Swastika sign (deriving from a time before Hitler’s Nazis) were forbidden.

    LOL. A century on, Finland air force drops swastika symbol

    [MORE]

    Neither Mannerheim nor Stalin were Freemasons.

    LOL. There is a reason why they are called “secret societies”. But Stalin bitch slapped the entire planet with his Masonry, and he was a Jesuit to boot. Of course Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill were all Masons, as was the Truman, the guy who unnecessarily nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki in two gigantic Masonic rituals.

    Who is the forth person in the second row of this photograph? Why its Sanna “mommy” Marin!

    As for Mannerheim all I have seen is some very suspicious Masonic grips in photographs. But in the end actions speak louder than words.

  138. @j2

    No, Yugoslavia wasn’t part of those others, it was non-aligned, it strongly condemned the interventions in Hungary and Czechoslovakia and its economy was maintained by US loans. The Soviet military left Yugoslavia after it was liberated from nazi occupation and the USSR never represented any threat whatsoever. Which means that your argument that Croatia, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia became members of NATO due to fear of Russia is bollocks. Croatia became a member to make sure that its ethnic cleansing of Serbs will be permanent, Northern Macedonia became a member b/c it was blackmailed using its Albanian minority and Montenegro became a member b/c it is corrupt, the only country in Europe that is more corrupt is Ukraine. Fear of Russia had nothing to do with it. And btw, I am Serbian and we are fully aware of what evil sh*t is the ZUSA.

  139. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    “So far the people of Crimea, Lugansk, Donetsk, and Kherson do not consider themselves Ukrainians any more, and who knows who next. It is quite clear that one portion of the Ukrainian population has hijacked the concept of what is “Ukrainian” and tried to impose their own concept on others who are disgusted with them and have no other option but to reject it. ”

    I know even less of what Ukrainian people of these areas think. There was a vote if Ukraine should be independent when the Soviet Union fell and all of these areas voted for independent Ukraine. But that was long ago. More recently there was a poll by Pew in 2015 (excludes the separatist areas)
    https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2015/06/10/3-ukrainian-public-opinion-dissatisfied-with-current-conditions-looking-for-an-end-to-the-crisis/
    But that is also long ago. After that time there has been several votes in Ukraine (excluding the separatist areas). But I am not any political analyst, but I would not be so sure of Cherson and Zaporizhzhia as in Melitopol there is querilla activity in a large area.

    As there was a civil war, one must conclude that some part of the country supported the separatists. I am no negotiator between the government and separatists and prefer not to say anything. If negotiations do not work, there is a civil war. By international law, however, Russia is an aggressor as it attacked an independent country, while separatists made an armed rebellion against the legal government. So, in a legal sense this war is clear: Russia is wrong, Ukraine is right. In a moral sense it is more complicated: it can very well be that people of some area want independence or even joining Russia. But these issues are not for me. I understand military issues and do not offer opinions on moral issues, whether it be if Donbass should be independent or if a Prime Minister is allowed to be a rather good-looking young woman or must be an old and definitely ugly man. I leave these issues to moralists. I am also not interested in discussing whether here is a Soros, globoHomo, zioNazi or whatever evil plot. I am sure there is some geopolitical plot, but this site is full of people whose only comments are to shout Jew, Jew, Jew and I prefer more intelligent conversations. In any case, whatever this geopolitical game is, it is not so easy to find out. But it is not an important issue in the military situation in Ukraine or in the military reasons why Finland applied to NATO. These issues have a very simple explanation: defense of home land, ancient primate defense of territory.

    • Replies: @Aaron Hilel
  140. @j2

    Actually the Germans did cut the Murman Railroad, in an epic commando
    raid August 1942 (15. (Lei.) Kp., Bau-Lehr-Regiment z.b.V. 800, Lt. Tromsdorf).
    It was a minor nuisance, two weeks or so – the Red Army´s Railway Engineers
    had gotten so good they got the average interruption to under 8 hours (!)
    and they really really wanted that one open (and you really really
    wouldn´t have wanted to live in a village nearby).
    – It was a leftover from Gen. Schörner´s original offensive plan that became
    moot when Leningrad didn´t fall; everybody and his mama recognized the
    strategic importance – first I hear the Great One was against it.

    • Replies: @j2
  141. @j2

    “The USA has no intention on attacking Russia”

    That must be why

    a) they tried and pretty much succeeded in impoverishing the country in the 1990s

    b) they expanded NATO into Eastern Europe

    c) they fomented revolutions/coups in various former Soviet states, some of which were successful (Ukraine, Georgia)

    If they get their missiles close enough to Moscow (Ukraine, Baltic States) they may be tempted to consider a nuclear first strike, due to their improved targeting.

    https://thebulletin.org/2017/03/how-us-nuclear-force-modernization-is-undermining-strategic-stability-the-burst-height-compensating-super-fuze/

    • Replies: @j2
  142. @Verymuchalive

    ‘…PS I have never met a Kazakh myself. Nearly all my information comes from articles by Anatoly Karlin and others of that ilk. AK had a low opinion of Kazakhs, not as low as Uzbekhs, though !
    Uzbekhs were the lowest of the low in the Soviet Union, and I don’t think things have changed much. Here’s a very amusing clip from Second City TV ( Canadian,1980s ) which emphasizes the point…’

    Russians and Central Asians go way back: the Mongol invasion, the Tartar Yoke, the slave raids of the Crimean Tartars…from the thirteenth century and earlier right up to the eighteenth. And when the Russians got the upper hand, well…

    Good times; there’s a lot of history. As an anecdote, I had a Russian helper once. He thought it was bizarre that Americans treated Asians well.

    • Thanks: Verymuchalive
  143. bwuce wee says:
    @j2

    not another round of ‘russia is losing’?!?!?! OMG, you are one clueless moron, as well as a broken record. ukraine is losing, they are ultimately gonna lose, they will lose territorty, they will lose respect, their leaders will loot their country and flee to switzerland, and i doubt their country will ever be the same in out lifetimes. but keep on denying, loser. if you were not a true cowardly loser, you would get yourself a rifle and head over there! but since deep down you know that they have already lost, your adult diaper-enshrouded ass will remain in your mother’s basement living off pizza and snickers until that final welfare check, when your roach-infested remains will be carted away to the nearest dumpster. face it, that ukrainian dog don’t hunt.

  144. More on the hunt for “collaborators” – or residents of Donbass who see pro-Russian forces as liberators – this pro-Ukraine account with 97k followers thinks they should all be rounded up in one place, and the pro-Russian forces given their co-ordinates and told that it’s a Ukrainian position.

    All the traitors who are now in #Lysychansk and #Severodonetsk who take humanitarian aid from #Ukraine, come out and surrender their positions of russists – all of them should be put in a pre-trial detention center being geolocated and then geolocation to be passed to russists

    https://mobile.twitter.com/EuromaidanPR/status/1536380876774203392

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  145. @Dave Wightman

    Definitely a typically perverted jew.

    • Replies: @Dave Wightman
  146. j2 says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Well, if you think the USA intends to attack Russia, then surely Russia should not have attacked Ukraine and shown that its army is incapable of defeating military rank 22 country in any reasonable time (if at all).

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  147. @j2

    That comment would be valid if he was using all his military might. Ukraine to Russia is like a Haiti or Panama. Even Iraq and Afghanistan didn’t use half US forces.

  148. @Been_there_done_that

    No compadre.

    You tacitly implied that you were a Lithuanian. Now it’s late to deny that. And you can click on my handle and read my comments history – it must be there, somewhere.

    So stop lying.

    Your statistics are as well from the older research (2016).

    You are a double liar.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  149. j2 says:
    @nokangaroos

    Finns cut the first Murmansk railroad in 1. September 1941 at 17:45, Pakarinen batallion stayed in the cutting site. Finns made 19. Jan 1942 late evening a strike on the railroad, two batallions from Raappana’s 14. Division, but returned after the strike and naturally the railroad was repaired. Your information of a strike in August 1942 is then another similar strike, I had no knowledge of it.

    What I am referring to is the private plan of cutting the Murmansk railroad by Von Falkenhorn and Siilasvuo in October 1941. This plan was kept secret from Germany headquarters and also disguised from the Finnish headquarters. The background was that Finland had got a note from the USA requesting that Finland will not cut the Murmansk railroad. President Ryti had informed Mannerheim of it. Thus, Siilasvuo presented the planned attack as an operation to improve positions. Von Falkenhorn wanted to make the attack and proceeded with it, Siilasvuo’s unit was under Falkenhorn. It seems that Mannerheim quessed the plan and commanded secretly Siilasvuo to delay the plan, but this did not stop Falkenhorn, so the plan would have been performed by German forces. But as it turns out, land forces commander Walter Warlimont came to talk with Buschenhagen and Buschenhagen told Von Falkenhorn to stop the attack on the railroad. This is told in Ari Raunio, Juri Kilin, Continuation War attack battles 1941, p. 192. I could not find the page where it is explicitly told that the decision came from Hitler, but it may be in this same book in some other page. Hitler gave 22. September 1941 the 36. operational guide, which says that the German army goal is to destroy Soviet troops in Murmansk and Murmansk railroad, but it does not say about cutting the railroad. In 37. operational guide from 10. October 1941 Hitler moved Von Falkenberg to Norway, maybe that he will not any more get ideas of cutting the railroad. If we think what could be the higher goals, then of course it could be that as the USA pressured Finland, Hitler had to agree to keeping the railroad or having the USA declare a war on Finland, or Finland getting out of the war. But is this the reason? What if Germans would have cut the railroad and not Finns? It would not be in Finnish hands to stop it. Finns could only ask Hitler not to cut the railroad, but as it was an important supply line, why would he agree? I think the truth is something else: Hitler did not want to cut the railroad. He actually wanted Germany to lose the war and the main purpose of the war was to collect and transport Jews to be ready to be taken to Palestine. I have many times thought about this issue, and where Hitler wanted to take the Jews as he did not kill them. But if you prefer to think that it was only the USA pressing Finland and Hitler being too kind to Mannerheim, then be it so. But Hitler hardly was so kind, he was to defeat the Soviet Union. Why would he care if the USA declares a war on Finland.

    • Replies: @j2
  150. @Swaytonious

    i know you are, but what am I?

  151. A filthy hook nosed embodiment of all that is evil in mankind who should feel shame everytime he looks in the mirror but cannot because real human emotion is beyond his capability and as such has a burning hatred for the human race he can never be part of.

  152. j2 says:
    @j2

    I will explain this Murmansk second railway issue a bit better to show why I find it so curious. Finns cut the first railroad and occupied the site where it was cut. Then later Mannerheim concluded that the Finnish troops stop on borders that are easy to defend. That means, they did not advance to the White Sea and Russians could build the second Murmansk railroad. Finns could not cut this railrorad, they could only strike on the railroad (as they did), but to cut it one would have to occupy the place. Mannerheim did want to advance further as the borders would have been difficult to defend. Germans in North Finland had the operational goal of taking Murmansk. Thus, cutting the second Murmansk railroad was clearly their task. Yet, Germans did not try to cut the railroad. Initially they could not, but in October 1941 it certainly was possible. Siilasvuo, a Finn placed under German command, apparently himself made an attack plan. The plan was good because when it was followed the troops were approaching the railroad quite well. Siilasvuo presented the plan to Von Falkenhorn, who approved it, but for some reason did not tell the German headquarters. At this time Finland cannot have received any note from the USA because had there been such a note, President Ryti would have informed Mannerheim, who would have informed Finnish officers and Siilasvuo, as a soldier, would not have started making any plan of cutting the railroad. Then when there already was the plan and Von Falkenhorn had approved it, Finland got a note from the USA. This note did stop Mannerheim, who secretly (notice secretly) told Siilasvuo to delay the plan, but Von Falkenhorn intended to realize the plan with German troops. Now, whatever Finns would have done, if Hitler wanted the railroad cut, it would have been cut. But Von Falkenhorn was told to stop the attack and he was moved fast to Norway. And mainstream historians only tell that it was Mannerheim: the USA sent a note and Mannerheim did not attack the railroad. Why did the Germans not attack the railroad, they could do it as Siilasvuo’s plan was good and troops were successfully advancing before they were called back. So, what does this sound like? Here you say that UkriNazis are zioNazis, but the real Nazis were zioNazis.

  153. Wokechoke says:
    @Hitch

    It was a speculative “coup de main”. That failed and then there was a big show of massive numbers of trucks that looked to threaten to surround Kiev, a show to distract. These vanished and were later found in Donbas.

    • Agree: Hitch
  154. @Verymuchalive

    Hi.

    Children of skilled workers and professionals will, on average, have higher IQs than children of unskilled workers.

    Yes it makes sense to an extent, but since most of those who had left were the professionals it appears that it doesn’t mean that much.

    But drop me a link in case you know a good article on that.

    Putin’s successor will be much more nationalistic than he ever was. Russian military intervention in Kazakhstan in the next 5 years is quite likely.

    The rumors are that Medvedev will succeed him, and if that’s true then he isn’t going to be capable of that. He is not that kind of person.

    But right, there are regions where more than half of population is Russian and that’s the Golden Horde land, so – !

    • Agree: Derer
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  155. @YetAnotherAnon

    No.

    My idea is not to split into parts but to create a new federation – a more homogeneous, better integrated. The capital would still be in Moscow.

    The true Russian Federation.

  156. Derer says:
    @j2

    Your long verbal diarrhea on insignificant Kiev campaign of diversion is incoherent. Russian military focus is to free Russian inhabitants of Donbas. So far, this is Russian velvet war in Ukraine, they do not resort to American reckless bombing strategy. One thing is clear, they did not expect the Ukrainian government, run by US embassy, would sacrifice Ukrainian lives in a prolong unwinnable war. Greenman is an agent of US military industrial complexes and disloyal to Ukrainian people.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @j2
  157. Anonymous[248] • Disclaimer says:
    @Derer

    Exactly. No military campaign goes completely according to plan, and while the Russians have suffered setbacks, there’s little doubt that they will achieve their primary objectives at far less cost than the Americans will suffer when their global finance pyramid collapses. If there’s anything that doubtless took the Russians by surprise, it is how hysterically overboard the Americans went in their propaganda war, I was certainly shocked by it.

  158. @Here Be Dragon

    You tacitly implied that you were a Lithuanian.

    No, not even that. You should have presented the quote that made you think that, so readers could see how ridiculous your interpretation was, yet you did not do so. You just made it up, probably because you thought you could score some temporary points in your distortion and distraction efforts.

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  159. @j2

    The movement of Russian troops was a classical example of an effort to encirculate the capital and force it to surrender.

    Not only is Russia’s prior plan to conquer Kiev unambiguously confirmed after their aborted attempt, it was already rather obvious ten days before the war had even started, on February 24, when the goals of “demilitarization” and “de-nazification” were publicly revealed.

    Ten days beforehand, Anthony Blinken announced that the US was moving embassy operations from Kiev to Lviv, to avoid the portending invasion of the capital. Russia’s determination to invade was thus also apparent during the Munich Security Conference (February 18 – 20), at which no Russian representatives appeared (though they had been invited), thereby signaling that Putin was not interested in negotiations.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/us-moving-remaining-ukraine-embassy-staff-kyiv-lviv-blinken-2022-02-14/

    WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – The United States is relocating its Ukraine embassy operations from the capital Kyiv to the western city of Lviv…

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • LOL: Hitch
    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  160. @Here Be Dragon

    Yes it makes sense to an extent, but since most of those who had left were the professionals it appears that it doesn’t mean that much.

    It’s called regression to the mean, if breeding is more random between classes. However, partial inbreeding can lead to substantial variations in IQ – the famous example being India, where the brahmin castes have much higher IQs on average than dalits and other low caste Indians.

    The rumors are that Medvedev will succeed him, and if that’s true then he isn’t going to be capable of that. He is not that kind of person.

    For some strange reason Medvedev has a reputation as a wishy washy ineffectual type. This is not borne out by study of his actual actions. Also, he has already been Putin’s successor, so I think they’ll bring in new blood.

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  161. My debate in the comments section of this article posted at The Occidental Observer: https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2022/06/10/comrade-krieger-and-the-kiev-campaign/

    “From what I’ve read, the Chinese have been fully aware that they’ve been attacked ith bio-weapons countless times by America starting from the Korean War onwards.”

    Perhaps.

    “But what would be the point in announcing it to a world media that belongs to the very people attacking you?”

    Yes, that seems true to me. If China/Russia announces it, it would be in their own media sources such as the Russian TASS and RIA (sources I really like, though you have to use Yandex or Google website translator for RIA), and the Chinese Global Times website. And I’m guessing that no more than 5% or so of the West even read these websites. And, if the Western Gentiles even knew the possible truth about bio-weapon attacks, they probably would not even be interested since they are now mostly Individually Selected Genetic Sociopaths with relatively low ‘g.’

    “Plus it would make the Chinese elite look impotent in front of their own people.”

    So the question is, has dysgenics and mutational load relegated China to a state of impotence? China is not a Religious/Spiritual nation, which is a characteristic of a Group Selected state, but rather a “consumer nation,” one where the citizens just live to consume products and services to achieve instant hedonistic gratification, a characteristic of an Individual Selected state. Forgive me for sounding like a “broken record” for repeating this issue over and over in all my posts. Perhaps Prof. MacDonald can recommend to all his followers that they read just one recent book by Dr. Woodley of Menie: “Modernity and Cultural Decline: A Biobehavioral Perspective:” https://www.amazon.com/Modernity-Cultural-Decline-Biobehavioral-Perspective/dp/3030329836
    Unfortunately, Dr. Woodley has resigned from research in human differential and evolutionary psychology. Perhaps he or his family members were threatened, or perhaps he was bribed with employment opportunities, or perhaps he became depressed due to the current human genetic state.

    “I’ve no doubt I’ll live long enough to see China and Russia knock these evil Jews off their perch as the world’s foremost power.”

    That’s a tall order, indeed. My understanding is that the Ashkenazim defeated Russia twice already, first during the Bolshevik Revolution, and then during the Cold War. And they defeated China by funding and organizing the Mao Marxist revolution where all of China’s Religious, Spiritual, and traditional beliefs were eliminated and replaced with Cultural Marxism. And both nations have below-replacement birthrates and are experiencing dysgenics. Now, compare this to the Haredi/Hasidic Ashkenazim who are mass-producing millions of eugenically enhanced offspring to conquer the world. I very well could be wrong, and usually am given my very low intelligence, but I conjecture that we are witnessing a major leap in hominid evolution where the Ashkenazim will replace the Gentiles in the same manner that the Homo Sapiens replaced the Neanderthals.

    “I reckon there are all sorts of things Chinese and Russian intelligence know about Jewish/American crimes going at least back the 1913 and the industrial robbery of the Fed, up through the lies told to get plunge the world into two great wars, unspeakabke crimes they committed during & after it that even alternative history lovers know nothing about, through the Kennedy coup, his brother’s assassination by the same criminals,”

    True, yet keep in mind that it was Genetically Sociopathic Gentile elites that knowingly facilitated all these Ashkenazi actions in exchange for bribes. These Gentile elites are Dr. Woodley’s so-called “Spiteful Mutants,”or as I prefer to describe them, the Individually Selected Sociopaths engendered by years of dygenics and mutational load. It was their duty to protect the Europeans, but they chose the bribes instead. Just ask yourself, why were any Ashkenazi people allowed to live in European nations to begin with? Europeans have been at war with the Ashkenazim since the Romans destroyed Israel and scattered the original Israelis throughout Europe. Yet even after acquiring the historical knowledge of the Ashkenazim being a hostile race for almost two thousand years, the Europeans once again let them into their nations. Do you ever ask why the Europeans allowed the Ashkenazim to enter America in the first place? To live in Europe since 1700 A.D., or even before that? Was not two thousand years of historical knowledge enough evidence for them? If anything, in purely Darwinian terms, the Ashkenazim were highly admirable, following the text-book example of quintessential Group Selection. It’s the Europeans that failed.

    “the joke ‘moon landing’,”

    Both Mr. Unz and Dr. Woodley of Menie argue that the moon landing did indeed occur. Given my very low intelligence, I can’t accurately come to a mathematical conclusion, so I take a “Leap of Faith” that we did indeed land on the moon.

    “I reckon when the USA becomes a balkenised basket-case warring among themselves”

    Will it even come to this? Once the factories and supply chains go down due to dysgenics making us too stupid and sociopathic to maintain the technological gains since the Industrial Revolution, everyone will just die off in mass. Everything modern man uses to survive is now made in factories: food, potable water, sanitation tools, clothing, shelter, medical supplies, etc. How many of us can survive the way people did before the Industrial Revolution?

    “If the Jews were logical they wouldn’t destroy Western civilization until they used it to destroy China/Russia/India/Iran. But they can’t help themselves. Their hubris actually comes close to matching their cruelty.”

    Same with India: I argue that if the Ashkenazim destroy them, it’s only because India allowed it. Actually, India is already destroyed: median IQ of 80 and being R-Selected Genetic Sociopaths. You see, India has been refusing to practice eugenics/transhumanism to push themselves up the evolutionary ladder to the level of the Ashkenazim, and then beyond them. If any nation refuses to practice eugenics/transhumanism, then they bring a successful Ashkenazi attack upon themselves. Subjectively speaking, I morally believe that any nation that refuses to implement eugenics/transhumanism deserves to be conquered or destroyed by the Ashkenazim.

  162. j2 says:
    @Derer

    The prediction for the war in Ukraine can now be made more precise because of certain announcements by key persons.

    Stoltenberg in his speech in Helsinki 12.6.2022 made several statements about the war:
    – the basis of the world order (at least in Europe) is that borders are not changed by military means
    – every independent nation can choose its own way, i.e, there is no such concept as a buffer state for Russia and NATO’s doors remain open
    – NATO will help Ukraine with weapons so that Ukraine is in the strongest possible position in the negotiation table to reach the peace, the negotiations being the way Zelensky wants to finish this war
    ‘- Ukraine will decide itself if it trades out any of its territory
    – the best solution is that Russia withdraws from Ukraine.

    We can combine this with the list of weapons that Ukraine a while ago gave to NATO as the necessary weapons for pushing Russia out. This list is 1000 howitzers, 400 MLRS, 500 tanks, 3000 armoured infantry vehicles, 1000 drones. All of these are NATO (i.e., not old Soviet) equipment and they are needed to the end of the year, i.e., not all at once. This list, as you can see, is significant but not especially expensive. It does not have airplanes, missiles, air defense systems. It is quite possible for NATO to give this equipment and from Stoltenberg’s statements (given after this list was announced) is seems that NATO will give this equipment or fund its purchase.

    Combined these two new pieces of information mean that Ukraine can proceed with its planned counteroffensive, which will start soon. Ukraine intention is to push Russian troops out of areas occupied after 24. Feb. 2022 by the end of the year and start negotiations of Crime and Donbas separatist areas. It seems that NATO and the USA accept this plan and consider the weapons requested by Ukraine (which they will get) sufficient for realizing this plan.

    • Replies: @Derer
  163. Hitch says:
    @j2

    “So far Russia is not succeeding and Ukraine still has the chance of pushing Russians out”

    LOL. Aside from having already lost her entire weapons inventory, used up all her ammunition and is now far beyond bankrupt, Ukraine is a dead man walking being propped up by Nato. It is like that movie “weekend at Bernies”.

    But even more absurd is the claim that “Ukraine is pushing”. The naked truth here is that many Nato special ops forces were fighting in the Ukrainian Donbas headquarters in Mariupol from the beginning. No one knows for certain how many were Nato, but the fact that Russia/Donetsk allowed several armored car loads of POW’s to escape unfilmed after the surrender of Azovstal is proof that the original Ukrainian battle plan for the reconquest of Donbas was being led by Nato. The question remains what did Nato give to Russia in exchange for their Mariupol headquarters being allowed to escape unexposed.

    All these US/Nato advanced high tech weaponry are certainly NOT being maintained and operated by Ukrainians trained in a few days or even weeks. The brouhaha over M777 howitzer guidance systems are a case in point, and there is loads of anecdotal evidence that Ukrainian soldiers are even having difficulties operating even Javelin missiles, let alone the latest Himars and “Grey Wolf” drones. Those drones are obviously being operated directly from some US or Nato base by US or Nato soldiers. Perhaps even directly from Nevada. One crass result of Nato providing untrained soldiers with munitions that they don’t even know how to operated is that Ukrainian soldiers just end up bombing civilian districts because they can’t hit anything else. Point and shoot.

    The latest report June 13 from Military Summary goes into details over the 600 special operations forces trapped in the Azot industrial area in Siverodonestk after the Ukrainians blew up the last bridge across the river into Lischyschank. 200 of those 600 special operations forces have been identified as “Foreign”. This of course means many of them are Nato. One quite interesting detail here is that Donesk Republic has sentenced two UK “Mercenaries” caught at Azovstal to death, and than many non-Nato “Foreign” mercenaries might face the death penalty too, and this could explain why Ukraine blew the bridge in order to motivate them to fight to the death.

    • Replies: @j2
  164. Does this refer to Ukraine having crossed all front lines or all lines of decency, morality and ethics?

    https://www.rt.com/russia/557107-donetsk-shelling-troops-request/

    Natalia Pokloskaya is apparently critical of operation Z.

    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/04/20/ex-crimea-prosecutor-poklonskaya-slams-russias-pro-war-z-symbol-a77418

    Putin has now sacked her.

    It’s still early to say but could this be start of the offensive j2 has been predicting?

  165. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    In the last two months Russia has gained some area in the Donbass region. It has lost about the same amount of area in the regions of Kharkiv and Kherson. This implies that with the weapons now in use the situation is very close to a stale mate. When Ukraine gets more weapons, it may very well succeed in gaining more area than it loses.

    For over three months I have read claims by pro-Russian commenters and analysts how Russia is succeeding and Ukraine forces are destroyed, it has no weapons, it has no chances. Strangely, the military situation is as it is. Could you finally dump the propaganda and look at the reality.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  166. Hitch says:
    @j2

    For three months now you have been claiming that Russia was losing thousands of tanks and tens of thousands of soldiers, and was on the brink of military disaster. Yet, according to yourself, “the situation is very close to a stale mate”, even after Nato members pumping thousands of armored vehicles and artillery, hundreds of rocket launchers, millions of rounds of shells and dozens if not hundreds of ex-warsaw pack helicopters and jet fighters.

    But even more convincing is the steady string of mass surrenders by Ukraine in cauldrons where dozens surrender, if not hundreds, and even thousands at Azovstal.

    And yet you, the Baghdad Bob of the Unz Review comments section, have the unmitigated arrogance to state “Could you finally dump the propaganda and look at the reality“. I have provided link after link of unbiased reporting, yet you are too lame to back up any of your claims. You lie and project even more than your beloved stupid bimbo Prime Minister Sanna “Mommy” Marin.

    Here is a description of typical Ukrainian corruption from Bernhard of Moon of Alabama:

    Ukraine Bits: No Ammo, More Casualties, Thin Lines, Propaganda And Passing The Buck

    The U.S. has send some 100 M-777 lightweight howitzers. Only a few have been seen at the front in the east and some were already destroyed there. Others are used to fire on non-military targets in Donetsk city. We can guess where the rest is. The M-777 is lightweight (4.2 metric tons) because it is largely made from titanium which has a ten times higher scrap value than steel. Some entrepreneurs in Ukraine’s west seem to have found that recycling the guns (or selling them elsewhere) is of more value than sending them to the east where they would surely be destroyed within a few days.

    Keep spewing the propaganda Baghdad j2, you are the laughing stock of UR.

    • Replies: @j2
  167. @___Sanjay___

    Transhumanism is idiotically evil as it is even worse than being spiritually inert.

  168. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “For three months now you have been claiming that Russia was losing thousands of tanks and tens of thousands of soldiers, and was on the brink of military disaster.”

    Read my comments correctly. I have never claimed that Russia is on the brink of military disaster. It is true that Russian total causalities are over 30,000 (probably 16,000 dead by now) and Russia has lost 1,400 tanks. But Russian army had in operational state 2,800-3,300 tanks and in storage some 9,000.

    What I have stated is that Russian traditionally keeps half of its power for home land defense and therefore can use only c. 1,500 tanks in this special operation abroad (i.e., a war, but not a war on home land defense). As 1,400 tanks are destroyed, Russia has a problem with tanks: it needs 1,100 tanks in Ukraine, 1,400 tanks are destroyed. Thus, it has used in Ukraine 2,500 tanks. That means that it either has to take tanks meant to home land defense (mainly T-90 tanks) or use un-modernized tanks from storage. It has done both: it has taken from storage T-72B un-modernized tanks (which are easier to destroy) and T-62 tanks (even easier to destroy). But it also has taken T-90 tanks that were not to be used in this war in greater numbers. So, this about tanks. Running out of tanks is a current problem for Russia, but it does not mean that they are in the brink of a military disaster, only that their power goes down.

    About the men, Russia started this war with less than 200,000 men, or whom to Ukraine were sent in Batallion Tactical Groups (BTGs) 120-125 BTGs, each 600-800 men, that is c. 90,000 men. Additionally some 50,000 men were sent to Ukraine in other services. Together this is 140,000 men. When the losses were c. 15,000, many contract soldiers finished their term and stopped, fewer came back. As a result, Russians had in Ukraine only 80,000 men. But after this time Russia has managed to get new contract soldiers and now has c. 110 BTGs, each c. 500 men. This is 55,000 men in BTGs and additionally c. 50,000 in other services, so 105,000 men. But losses have grown by 15,000, so Russia now has c. 90,000 men in Ukraine. This is considerably less than what it originally had and it shows a problem of not having enough men. This is so far no military disaster, but it means a weaker force.

    “Yet, according to yourself, “the situation is very close to a stale mate”, even after Nato members pumping thousands of armored vehicles and artillery, hundreds of rocket launchers, millions of rounds of shells and dozens if not hundreds of ex-warsaw pack helicopters and jet fighters.”

    You completely missunderstand the situation. Ukraine mainly has used its own Soviet era weapons. Western weapons were a minor addition in the first two months. Only in the last month, when Ukraine run out of Soviet artillery ammunition, it relies on Western howitzers. Ukraine has got so far about 260 tanks, T-72s. Ukraine originally had 1020 tanks in operational state and 300 T-72s and 1000 unmodernized T-64s. Ukraine still has some 400 of its own tanks. Western tanks it never has got in thousands and so far they have not been important in this war. A small addition to replace what was lost. About armored vehicles the situation is very similar: Ukraine got some tens of Western armored personnel carriers, it had some 20,000 of them from the Soviet time and mainly used the Soviet ones. About rocker launchers, Ukraine has so far not received a single MLRS from the West, not Soviet MLRS from the West, not Western MLRS. But it will soon get a few pieces. About helicopters, Ukraine has got some helicopters, rather under then than over ten. Ukraine got as spare pieces a small set of Mig-29s from the USA. Out of them Ukrainians repared 6 to fly, so they got 6 Mig-29s so far. The got an unknown number, but probably 26, Mid-21s from Romania. These have been the Western aircraft that Ukraine has so far got.

    So, Western weapon help has been important to Ukraine, but you are totally mistaken if you imagine that Ukraine has got any large numbers of heavy weapons. It has got around 250 howizers, of them about 200 towed and rest self-propelled. So, these numbers are not large. But before the end of the year Ukraine will get some heavy weapons in significant numbers.

    As for this that has Russia done well or poorly in this war, all analysts, both Western and Russian, agree that Russia has done really very poorly. It has had superior weapons all the time, yet it has remarkably slow advances, when we ignore the initial advances when Ukraine was not trying to stop them (as in territorial defense you let the enemy deep into the country).

    “Keep spewing the propaganda Baghdad j2, you are the laughing stock of UR. ”

    No, Hitch, you are the laughing stock. Your commenter friends may like your comments, as they are as ignorant as you are, or are in Unz to do propaganda, but people who know something do understand that the one lying is you, Hitch, anonymous propagandist.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
    , @Hitch
  169. @G. Poulin

    Yes, that was Robbie Krieger…

  170. @Anonymous

    …Handling of Russian Sexual Assault Claims

    Meanwhile, in one of Russia’s larger cities, police detained and then forced cute young women to involuntarily perform nudist model auditions, before video cameras:

    Daily Mail – June 13, 2022

    Twenty women aged between 18 and 27 were stripped and ordered to perform squats in front of Russian police cameras after being dragged away from anti-war protests, lawyer claims

    ‘The females were searched by undressing and squatting five times in the presence of a detention centre officer.

    ‘A second humiliating search was conducted several hours later in the cells and the women were forced to lift up their shirts, take off their panties, and bare their breasts in the camera surveillance area.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10911245/Twenty-woman-aged-18-27-stripped-ordered-perform-squats-Russian-police-cameras.html

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  171. @j2

    Those “slow advances” made by the Russians has more to do with not killing masses of civilians and destroying the entire infrastructure than it does with battle losses. Their policy also is quite opposite to early WWII Soviet strategies where they would throw masses of badly-armed, poorly trained troops against the German invaders.

    They strive to keep both civilian and their own military casualties to a minimum. This policy is in sharp contrast to that of the U\$\$A approach of bombing the hell outta everybody and everything, casualties among the civilian population be damned.

    An additional consideration is that those civilians there are so careful not to endanger are not only fellow eastern Slavs, but also happen to be Russian or Russian-speaking “captives” of a rogue regime in Kiev which was created with a combination of nazis and Khazarian Mafiosi by the U\$\$A along with George Soros. Ukraine must be broken up into its ethnic composite parts. Only when Ukraine is no longer a would-be colonialist empire, will it become an ethnic national state. Up until Bolshevik times, Ukraine did not even exist as a national entity.

    So do you get your info from Finnish Intel and your marching orders from Sanna Marin of Klaus \$chwab’s little “future leaders”? Yet another youngish female promoted by the financial powers that be to run governments in instances where they have no true qualifications. Women should work to prevent wars, not to create them.

    • Replies: @j2
    , @j2
  172. @Been_there_done_that

    Oh, and we’re supposed to accept propaganda blatherings from the Doily Male? Why quote sources which are under total control of MI6 and by their financier bosses?

  173. @Been_there_done_that

    Russia’s intention to conquer Kyiv and overthrow the Ukrainian government was even more obvious than you state. Remember, the top two ultimatums given by Russia were 1) Regime change and a new Ukrainian government approved by Russia and 2) A new Ukrainian Constitution approved by Russia. This was a necessary precursor to achieving Russia’s other ultimatums of Demilitarization/”Denazification”(whatever that is supposed to mean), permanent agreement not to join NATO, Ukrainian recognition of Crimea as Russian territory and DPR/LPR as Independant. Without seizing Kyiv the Ukrainian government could not be overthrown and replaced and without replacing the Ukrainian government with a Russian puppet regime the remaining ultimatums can not be achieved. To make annexing the Donbass legal, the Ukrainian government must agree to that, and only a Russian installed puppet regime would agree to that. Right now, Russia is in egregious violation of the Hague Conventions and The United Nations Charter. Russia is guilty of War Crime Number One of The Hague Conventions: waging an aggressive war of territorial conquest against a sovereign state. Russia is also guilty of Pillage And Plunder against The Ukraine. All actions of Russia are an egregious violation of The United Nations Charter. The Rooski Fanboyz here at TUR, (and even, absurdly, the columnists!!) seem to believe Russia can just invade The Ukraine and carve off chunks of territory and annex them to Russia. The stupidity level and ignorance of international law is ludicrous. Commenters and columnists here have even claimed that Russia is acting legally under Article 51 of The United Nations Charter, clearly they have not read Article 51. President Putin cited Article 51 as justifying the invasion of The Ukraine, so he hasn’t read Article 51 either, particularly absurd as Putin claims to be trained as a lawyer. To top off the idiocy, the Chicom Fanboys support Russia without realizing that Russia’s behavior neatly establishes a precedent for Taiwan legally declaring Independance.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  174. @Been_there_done_that

    You said something about reading an article in Lithuanian, perhaps even referenced that article. So how can you read or find an article of interest in Lithuanian, not being a Lithuanian?

    You are full of shit!

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  175. j2 says:
    @emerging majority

    “So do you get your info from Finnish Intel and your marching orders from Sanna Marin of Klaus \$chwab’s little “future leaders”? Yet another youngish female promoted by the financial powers that be to run governments in instances where they have no true qualifications. Women should work to prevent wars, not to create them. ”

    Again this Sanna Marin obsession. Foreign politics in Finland is completely in the area of the president, the prime minister is not deciding anything in foreign politics like joining NATO. EU is considered internal politics, so EU matters are in the area of the prime minister, but relations to NATO, Russia, Ukraine, the USA, Turkey, peace and war etc. are all in the area of President Sauli Niinisto (an old man). For joining NATO there was needed also acceptance of the parties in the parliament, which is why PM Sanna Marin was also involved in this decision, but not as a decision maker. The president asked the opinions of the parties and decided to sent the application as from very wide party support it followed that a referendum is not needed.

    As a retired person I rely on public sources on this war in Ukraine. I do not work for anybody on retirement.

  176. @Here Be Dragon

    You said something about reading an article in Lithuanian…

    I mentioned having previously linked to a scholarly article from Lithuania (.li domain), just as I had more recently linked to an article from Estonia (.ee domain). Of course both these articles were written in English.

  177. j2 says:
    @emerging majority

    “Those “slow advances” made by the Russians has more to do with not killing masses of civilians and destroying the entire infrastructure than it does with battle losses.”

    One source that I do follow is the Ukraine television. Now they started again making reportage from places where there had been fighting and where fighting is going on in close distance. Russians are bombing everything into rubble. There are many interviews of local people, who in the East speak Russian. I can understand enough Russian to verify that they say that it is Russians who did this destruction. They are not treated by Russians as fellow Slavs. Indeed, liberate people by first bombing their house to the ground and killing their relatives, do you expect that they see you as a liberator? As for this that the Russian advance would be slow because they so kindly try not to damage property and harm the people, this is not the case. Russians exactly destroy everything and there are many dead civilians, in Sievierodonesk it is as it was in Mariupol. The only reason Russians advance so slowly is that Ukrainians shoot back. I suggest you start following the Ukrainian television (Ukraina 24). They also have a channel that is mostly in Russian if you cannot understand anything of Ukrainian, it is UA. Both are in the satellite TV in Eutelsat HotBird. If you speak Polish and some Russian, you should be able to understand about a third of Ukrainian, that is quite enough with the pictures to get a real view of this war. (And just to comment, there are no UkriNazis in those pictures, the people there are quite normal, the Russian speakers do not have any negative view of Ukrainians, they seem like one people and all consider Russia as the attacker. There also also some, but only few, collaborators, who help Russians, but it is not like you would expect if the Russian areas hope to be liberated by Russia: those Russian speakers curse Putin. But do not trust me, check yourself, Ukraine 24 and UA, whichever language (Russian or Ukrainian) you understand better.)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  178. Anonymous[154] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    “One source that I do follow is the Ukraine television.”

    You pretty much permanently destroyed what little credibility you had with that one statement.

    • Replies: @j2
  179. @Verymuchalive

    The brahmin castes have much higher IQs on average than dalits and other low caste Indians.

    Of course, but the question is how much of that is dependent on the genes.

    For some strange reason Medvedev has a reputation as a wishy washy ineffectual type. This is not borne out by study of his actual actions.

    Because his actual actions were to do what Putin told him to do. And if Putin dies, no one knows what he will do on his own.

    Also, he has already been Putin’s successor, so I think they’ll bring in new blood.

    He is a friend of Putin. A close friend, and have been for a long time. Putin can control him. That was obvious when he was the president.

    Even a little funny. And they were a good team. A tandem, people were calling it. But how he would have managed alone is not clear.

    There is a good guy, but they keep him at bay. My choice would be him. He is an economist, a nationalist and a good orator, and he’s tough.

    This is worth watching if you have time. He would be a lot better than Putin.

  180. j2 says:
    @Anonymous

    ““One source that I do follow is the Ukraine television.”

    You pretty much permanently destroyed what little credibility you had with that one statement.”

    I see. You think that it is best to follow only a very narrow range of sources of information. Only from Russian sources, for instance. Because you cannot cope with information that might conflict with something that Russian sources deal out and might start to doubt. That so with you? Well, to fix it, follow more sources of information and people with normal level of intelligence can evaluate the information they get. Ukraine television is a primary source for Ukraine information. Anything of Ukraine in Russian sources of information is only a secondary source, as are all Russian made videos of Donbas separatist areas. There are many Ukrainians who escaped to Poland, they often appear in Polish television and I can fully understand it. Many of them come from Mariupol, Charkiv and other Russian speaking areas and they speak Russian as the mother tongue. They tell their stories, like how they were taken by force by Russians to Russia as so called “evacuation”. How their documents were taken away and how they were checked for tattoos, fingerprints taken and how they were like in prison, and how they managed first to get to Crime and in some way to Warsaw. One can usually see if a person is lying if you can see the face, like we can see if children are lying. These people do not seem to be lying. It is usually easy to detect if people are speaking freely or not, you feel it easily if you visit a country where people cannot talk freely. It is also so with such emotions like hatred. In this site many commenters have so strong hatred. It is not what one expects from freely writing people. These haters are not expressing what they think., they play a role, like you.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  181. Anonymous[179] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    You definitely have too much time on your hands.

  182. Anonymous[179] • Disclaimer says:

    Do the Russian government and media lie? Of course they do. But as far as I can see, they are not even remotely as over-the-top in the positive direction as the American government and media are in the negative direction. There’s a real asymmetry here, and it’s false to say the truth lies somewhere in the middle. And LOL re. Ukrainian media and government sources, there is no kind of free press in the Ukraine, and the government has essentially outsourced itself to the US State Department, only a fool would believe anything they say.

  183. @Felix Krull

    You Chewed Hasbara piss dog got to lift your leg wherever you can! Dont you? You Babylonian imposter are just out to disturb and spoil; one day you will harvest and cry “Oh vey, me poor victim”.

  184. Derer says:
    @j2

    Stoltenberg is an American/NATO puddle lacking independent views…he also said that Ukraine must start negotiating.

    AP: “Heavy losses raise questions about how long Ukraine can stay in fight.” In addition current economic chaos caused by the Russian energy card will not be tolerated long by the suffering public.

    I consider that more reliable than your selected metaphysical tirade…J2: “Ukraine will decide itself if it trades out any of its territory – the best solution is that Russia withdraws from Ukraine.”

    Where are you getting this ridiculous stuff? Ukrainian foreign government is dangerously disseminating misleading rosy picture while populace is dying in thousands. Russia might even insist on dissolution of NATO after this is over. NATO perpetuate an enemy status with Europe energy supplier – an untenable situation.

    • Replies: @j2
  185. Hitch says:
    @j2

    LOL. j2, you have about as much supporting data to back up your contentions as the Ukrainian army has artillery shells to use for counter battery fire. Even worse, your “facts” are about as accurate as the Ukrainian M-777’s bombarding and terrorizing residential districts in Donetsk.

    Here is what the Russian Defense Ministry is claiming about Ukrainian military hardware losses:

    So Ukrainian losses in artillery systems (1,947) have been close to 100%, and the 250 howitzers you admit they still have would virtually all be supplied by Nato.

    Yet Zelinsky is demanding 1000 more pieces of artillery from Nato. Jewish Privilege, LOL.

    Severodonetsk Update: Azot 1.0 / Azovstal 2.0

    1—According to the LNR Ministry of Internal Affairs, there is up to 2,500 Ukrainian military personnel in the territory of the Azot plant in Severodonetsk, of which up to 20-25% are foreign mercenaries.

    2—The supply and reinforcement route of the Ukrainian fighters and foreign mercenaries was disrupted due to the destruction of the bridges to Lisichansk over the Seversky Donets river and the ability of the Allied artillery to exercise firing control over the approaches to Severodonetsk from Lisichansk.

    3—The Ukrainian side has requested the organization of a humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of civilians (women, children, and the elderly) kept by the Ukrainian fighters at the Azot chemical plant to the territory controlled by Kiev in the city of Lisichansk.

    4—At the same time, the bridge to Lisichansk was blown up by the Ukrainians. Therefore, from 08:00 (Moscow time) to 20:00 (Moscow time) on June 15, 2022, the Russian Armed Forces opened a humanitarian corridor in a northerly direction (to the city of Svatovo, Lugansk People’s Republic).

    5—The safe evacuation of all, without exception, civilians and their movement as part of humanitarian convoys to temporary accommodation centers was guaranteed.

    6—The proposal of the Ukrainian side to organize a humanitarian corridor to the territory controlled by Kiev in Lisichansk was rejected due to the destruction by the Ukrainian forces of the bridges across the Seversky Donets and the evident intention of Ukraine to use the corridors to try to withdraw the surviving units from the encirclement.

    500-700 Nato Mercenaries trapped in Azot, holding hundreds, even thousands of civilian hostages.

    • Replies: @j2
  186. j2 says:
    @Derer

    “Where are you getting this ridiculous stuff? Ukrainian foreign government is dangerously disseminating misleading rosy picture while populace is dying in thousands.”

    About 100 Ukrainians soldiers are dying per day, about 100 Russian soldiers are dying per day, additionally Russia kills several Ukrainian civilians per day. Where are you getting all your ridiculous stuff? Ukraine does indeed intend to negotiate, about Crime and the separatist areas in Donbas as they were before 24. Feb. 2022. So far that is the situation in that country. The people there still strongly trust that they will win the war.

  187. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “So Ukrainian losses in artillery systems (1,947) have been close to 100%, and the 250 howitzers you admit they still have would virtually all be supplied by Nato.”

    Today to artillery is counted also rocket launchers and heavy mortars. You can check from Russian statistics that they do not have a separate category for these. Likewise, to tanks are counted main battle tanks and assault tanks, the latter are known in English as Infantry Fighting Vehicles.

    You find Ukraine equipment from:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_equipment_of_the_Ukrainian_Ground_Forces

    Let us do the calculation of artillery. Before the war Ukraine had the following equipment, from the wiki list:
    1150 towed howitzers
    1052 self-propelled howitzers
    621 MLRS
    —–
    2823

    In peacetime Ukraine had in operational use 1,900 pieces of artillery, but as it is wartime, it is the wartime army number 2,823 that has to be considered. Thus, Russians state that they have destroyed 1,947. Let us accept this number as correct. Thus, 2,823-1,947= 876 pieces of artillery remained. Ukraine has got, ordered or will get 132 pieces of self-propelled artillery and c, 140 (we do not know how many FH115-1 they got, about 20 I guess) pieces of towed artillery. Adding these, Ukraine has 1148 pieces of artillery, not counting the MLRS that are coming. The issue is not that Russians have destroyed Ukraine artillery, it is that they are short of ammunition to Soviet weapons.

    You know too little and are too arrogant. I see no sense to explain this in more detail to you, but your comment is totally wrong.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  188. @j2

    Jewed too!

    “Strongly trust” in your hogwash?

    30 mio Ukrs have left Jewkraine because of your kind of “strong trust”.

  189. @Bombercommand

    As usual you are so full of it, that it becomes ridiculous. How would you like it if a country you had previously been attached to by the Bolsheviks back in the 20’s, began attacking you for supporting the overthrown duly elected government—that over an eight year period with some 14,000 murdered by the Ziofascist regime which took over Kiev by a bloody coup.

    Finally, Russia could no longer stand the situation as nearly a hundred thousand of Ukraine’s best troops advanced to the borders of the Donbass republics and were ready to commit massacres and genocide of the Russian-speaking folk there.

    Ukraine, as created by the Bolsheviks and Soviets, as originally Ukraine SSR, an endemic part of the Soviet Union. It got added to by Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev. Not only were Russians and Russian speaking Ukrainians welded to that SSR, but so were were ethnic Greeks, Tatars, Romanians, Hungarians, Slovaks and the extremely mixed up Catholicized Galicians and Volhynians; the sources of the Ukronazis.

    Fuck international law, according to Viccious Nudelman, Hillary’s Undersecretary for Eastern European affairs, the bitch who ran the Maidan coup. The U\$\$A has violated international law more times than ANY other nation in recent history. The Frankenstein Monster, which is the shattering Ukie regime, must be disassembled and the various add-on peoples enabled to go their own ways. As for “puppet regimes”, the Pukies currently take their orders from the Di\$trict of Corruption and THEIR Khazarian Mafiya Talmudist masters.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  190. @j2

    Anyone who considers Talmudist controlled Wikedpedia is in your words, “totally wrong”.

    • Agree: Hitch
  191. @j2

    More pilpul, lies and disinformation. Russia does not target those Russian-speaking civilians in the occupied portions of the DPR and the bits of Luhansk. Your Pukies constantly and consistently use these poor folk as human shields, because the Ukronazis are cowardly bullies and their commanders in the Uk. general staff consider them as “Untermensch”. For shame!!!

    • Replies: @Hitch
  192. @emerging majority

    The Ukraine is a member of The United Nations, all your beside the point blithering is meaningless in light of that. The Russian Federation, in 1994, signed a treaty pledging to respect The Ukraine’s borders. All your beside the point blithering is meaningless in light of that. Russia used it’s UN Security Council veto to prevent United Nations action to oppose Russia’s aggressive invasion of The Ukraine, but Russia also wants to be exempt from The United Nations Charter, which is explicit in condemning and taking joint action to deal with the invasion of a sovereign nation…an utterly absurd position. President Putin cannot even read Article 51 correctly. This idiotic invasion of The Ukraine by the incompetent Klown Car Parade of the Russian Army, War Crime Number One under The Hague Conventions, is a cancer in the body of White Europe. Ukraine is not losing and will never lose, and Russia is not winning, and will never win. It will continue indefinitely, rotting White Europe from within. The stupidity of Russians is beyond the pale. The Dissident Right that supports Russia is setting itself up for a brutal slapdown. Andrew Anglin and other pro-Russian klowns of his ilk are agents provocateurs rather like Ray Epps of January 6th fame, leading the idiots of our movement straight to hell. Meanwhile, Russia is singlehandedly dismantling the architecture of international law embodied in 1946 as The United Nations meant to prevent a Third World War. Perhaps that’s what Putin is really about, his job, his mission, to set up the conditions where a Third World War is inevitable and unstoppable.

  193. peterAUS says:
    @Bombercommand

    Ukraine is not losing and will never lose, and Russia is not winning, and will never win. It will continue indefinitely, rotting White Europe from within. The Dissident Right that supports Russia is setting itself up for a brutal slapdown.

    Yep.

    Perhaps that’s what Putin is really about, his job, his mission, to set up the conditions where a Third World War is inevitable and unstoppable.

    I believe his job is to set up conditions in Europe for The Going Direct Reset and related dystopia .
    So far working as charm. NPCs “know” that high prices, shortages etc. are the result of the war. Support the re-armament all over the Europe.
    Smooth.

  194. Atle says:

    Very interesting. Please continue.

  195. Hitch says:
    @emerging majority

    j2 is married to a Polach, and apparently he speaks Polach and watches Polach news. One thing is certain: Poland does not have clean hands in the conflict. There have been various reports of Polish military units being sighted in Ukraine, and the provision of all the military hardware and munitions to Ukraine during this conflict is already proof that Poland is not “Neutral”. In fact it is very clear that Poland is acting as THE go-to Nato/Zato proxy in this conflict.

    What is also clear is that Poland has designs not only on Lviv and Galicia, but also Königsberg and even western Belarus.

    John Helmer has an interesting piece out where he gets into Poland’s grand designs:

    ANSCHLUSS, AGAIN — ANTICIPATING POLAND’S STRATEGY IN RUSSIA’S INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENT

    And not only that. The same ambitions are pushing Warsaw to participate in the NATO Baltic Air Patrol program with the provision of Polish combat aircraft for participation in the program and in Baltic airspace for dual-purpose aircraft of this military bloc; that is, aircraft capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads. In accordance with the same considerations, Warsaw gives its authority for heavy strategic aircraft of the US Air Force, certified for the delivery of START [strategic offensive weapons] to cross its airspace when moving towards Russia. Poland was guided by the same considerations when issuing its consent for the construction of an operational US missile defense base at Redzikowo, in the north of the country, which will be equipped not only with defensive, but also with offensive types of weapons aimed at our country. In all these cases, the same strategic motive looms large in Warsaw — the creation of an immediate threat to Russia as a whole and to the Russian exclave in the Baltic – the Kaliningrad region — as well as to the Republic of Belarus, territory over which Poland has territorial claims. As for Poland’s involvement in the supply of long-range MLRS from the United States, when they transit through Polish territory to the Ukraine, [the Poles and Americans] may well replace one type of system with a firing range of up to 80 km with a longer range system capable of striking at a range of 300 km.

    .
    j2 is not a neutral or disinterested party. Aside from his transparent hatred for Russians and Russia, his blind acceptance of Polish propaganda is proof the there is some other motivation behind his trolling.

    Poland more than any other country started WWII, in many ways foreshadowing Ukraine’s actions from 2014-2022. It is also quite telling that Poland started that war on behalf of the same parties that Ukraine provoked the SMO. Polach’s and Ukrainian’s seem to be incapable of learning from history. Here is an interesting quote from the same Helmer article:

    The Poles have long-standing scores to settle with the western Ukrainians. As a rule, the events of the Volhynia Massacre [1943-45] are recalled in this context. But the Galician peasantry, even in the 19th century, while they were still under the rule of Austria-Hungary, slaughtered the Poles at any opportunity. That is, their conflict is real – it is stable and has endured for centuries. If the annexation of the western Ukrainian territories by Poland happens, how will events develop there? Will the two sides, Galicians and Poles, merge in celebration of their joint struggle against the Russian threat, or will the Poles engage in the denazification of their new compatriots?

    • Replies: @j2
    , @emerging majority
  196. Derer says:
    @j2

    *J2 (confused pro-Ukrainian fanatic and expert/liar): “Ukraine has so far won all stages of the war” 12.6.22

    *Agence France-Presse (AFP a leading global news): Ukraine Governor:”This is a war of artillery…and we are out of ammo” 11.6.22.

    Ukrainian Defense Minister says situation “very difficult” as losses pile up and calls for “very quick” weapon supplies.

    Another lie J2, one cannot fight without weapons…where are all the weapon supplies by the NATO, must have end-up in Russian possession.

    • Replies: @j2
  197. j2 says:
    @Bombercommand

    “The Dissident Right that supports Russia is setting itself up for a brutal slapdown. Andrew Anglin and other pro-Russian klowns of his ilk are agents provocateurs rather like Ray Epps of January 6th fame, leading the idiots of our movement straight to hell. Meanwhile, Russia is singlehandedly dismantling the architecture of international law embodied in 1946 as The United Nations meant to prevent a Third World War. Perhaps that’s what Putin is really about, his job, his mission, to set up the conditions where a Third World War is inevitable and unstoppable. ”

    Something like that. Strange events, first Covid, now the war. This is a played out scene, like WWI and WWII. Putin has some planned role, Zelensky and Biden also. True, the movement goes to a dead end if and when Russia loses this war, but what is planned to happen then. The West is making huge loans to pay all this.

    I do not care to comment directly to pro-Putinists as they are what they are, so I comment of the Ukraine war here, though the comment is not to you. By the way, have you noticed that there are many sock puppets and a puppet master in this site, not so difficult to identify.

    About Ukraine and this war. The Russian Empire conquered many countries, among them Ukraine. The language map of the Russian Empire from 1915 shows that Ukraine was spoken in the area of the present day Ukraine, including the Eastern areas. Lenin wanted to weaken the Russian Empire and allowed many countries to declare independence, but Lenin tried to take them back with the help of local Communists, which succeeded in Ukraine. When it did not succeed, Stalin tried to take them back by a war. After Communism fell, many of these countries again declared independence. Putin tries to take them back to Russia. During the Soviet time lots of Russians moved to the areas of occupied countries, in Ukraine lots of them moved to the East of Ukraine. These Russians act as a fifth column anywhere where they are. This is why there is an effort to have them learn the local language and to support the local country. So, there is no evil plot behind the efforts of occupied countries to get out. If Putin succeeds in this war, Russia will not stop its efforts to regain the areas it occupied during the Russian Empire, because that is how Russia has always acted, no matter what the system. It is empirical interests. This means that Russia must be stopped now. Russia is not going to make any balance to the USA in a multipolar world to help against any Ziopower, it is simply a country that wants to be an empire though none of its neighbors want to be under its rule, as they never wanted.

    After Communism fell the world order in Europe was agreed in the form that borders are not changed by military invasions and that each independent country can choose its own way. At that time Europeans did not want another world war (and still do not), Russia was not so strong and could be enforced to act according to these rules, and the USA did not try to bully as much in Europe as it does elsewhere (and still does not). The rule applies in Europe. It does not apply in the whole world as the USA is so strong that it does what it wants. This world order means that in Europe there are no spheres of influence and no buffer states controlled by Russia. This Russia has to accept, because it does not have the might to deny it. There is no threat to Russia because of this rule: there still are the nukes. Nobody is planning on nuking Moscow from Ukraine or from anywhere in Europe. Russia knows that it is not threatened, but tries to have its sphere of influence, change the world order back to what it was in the Cold War time. It is not allowed to do that. The West has the power to stop Russia and will stop Russia. This is why Russia is not allowed to win the war in Ukraine. Ukraine gets the weapons it needs. This war is not of Ukraine, it is of the world order in Europe. Russia is not allowed to become an empire again. The USA is an empire as nobody can deny it from being one, but Russia can and will be stopped. These are not moral issues, these are geopolitical issues. Whatever moral there is, it is only to influence the public opinion. As it is the West that stops Russia form becoming an empire, only the Western public opinion matters. This public opinion is strongly (though not completely) on the Ukraine side and the pro-Putinists of Unz cannot change it. It does not matter what Africans, Chinese or Serbs think. It is not them who will stop Russian from winning in Ukraine.

    Pro-Russians fail largely because they lie too much. Propaganda must be believable. In Donbas during 2014-2022 died 13,300 people, of them 4,000 were Ukraine soldiers trying to suppress a rebellion, 6,000 were rebels, 300 were in the plane shot down by a BUK, and 3,000 were civilians, of which c. 30% were ethnic Russians. But this 13,300 is presented as 14,000 ethnic Russians murdered by UkriNazis and that the West is silent of this genocide. Nobody in the West will believe this propagandist claim, as they will simply check it. The same is with all other pro-Putinist claims:
    they are too crude lies, so the larger Western public will not buy them. Communist propagandists were much smarter than these pro-Putinist propagandists. They actually managed to present an evil system is such a way that many European intellectuals fell for it.

    Russian invasion now bombs everything to rubble. Pro-Putinists claim a crude lie that Russia advances by a velvet invasion. It is true that in the beginning Russian soldiers had orders not to destroy buildings and not to harm civilians, Volnovokha was taken without destroying buildings. And Cherson was taken with many dead civilians but infrastructure was not destroyed, because this city surrendered. But Ukrainians found a simple way to deny the velvet invasion: not to surrender, so Russians had to bomb cities and kill civilians. This is using civilians as a shield, but Russians are the ones who invade. They do not need to invade. Ukrainians are not evil-doers using hostages, they are street fighters that do not give up, so the invader decides to kill civilians to achieve its goal.
    When the people resisted and Ukrainian soldiers caused losses to Russians, Russians got frustrated and started looting, raping, killing and destroying civilian buildings and infrastructure with the goal of taking ground with these measures. This was stupid, but it happened because that is human psychology, soldiers may get frustrated without food and when somebody shoots at them. This behavior of Russian soldiers naturally turned much of the Russian speaking population against them, so Russians are in a difficult situation. They cannot win this war, the West will not allow it. Ukrainians know it and will not make a peace that would require them to give territory.

    Ukraine gets enough weapons and around mid August (maybe earlier) it is expected that there is a turning point in this war. It may be later because Russians try what they still can try, but Russian effort is unlikely to succeed, as should it succeed, it would have already succeeded. Ukraine is getting stronger when it mobilizes more and gets more weapons, Russia is getting weaker. For two months already Russians do not fly in the Ukraine air space, because they cannot: they get shot down by the presumably non-existent Ukraine air forces. Russians also have not destroyed all Ukraine tanks or all Ukraine artillery. Russian tanks get destroyed by non-existent Ukraine artillery. Tanks Ukraine still has some amount and artillery pieces quite many, but used most artillery ammunition in a Soviet style way of shelling too much. And for some weapons like Smersch MLRS Ukraine apparently did not have ammunition in the beginning. Therefore Ukraine now makes a transition to NATO weapons. It can and will be done to the end of the year, then Ukraine will not run out of ammunition as new ammunition can be produced.

    So, the best Russia could do now is to withdraw to the borders as they were before 24. Feb. 2022, but of course it will not do it and must be pushed back. But that may well happen. We will see, so far almost everything in this war has happened more or less as I expected, but there can always be surprises in a war.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Commentator Mike
  198. @Bombercommand

    That would be true if other great powers also abided by the UN, but they don’t, so it’s pointless to appeal to it. You are now accusing Russia of doing what US and NATO have done repeatedly already.

    • Agree: Hitch
  199. Hitch says:
    @Bombercommand

    Ukraine is not losing and will never lose

    LOL. This kind of mindless blather is what is causing thousands of young Ukrainian men to get killed and maimed, and it is what is forcing thousands of young Ukrainian women to whore themselves out to Western and Central European men.

    The US, Nato, WEF and BIS wanted this war to distract the useful idiot Ukrainians from the looting and corruption that was going on in Ukraine ever since the fall of the USSR. They wanted this war as a mind control tool to get Ukrainians to focus their hatred on Russians. It is precisely the same kind of mind control the Jewish media uses to get negroes to believe in BLM and to hate whitey. It is precisely the same kind of mind control the Jewish media uses to get feminists, lesbians and queers to hate white males.

    Here is an interesting Twitter feed explaining how absurd it is to send all this advanced, high maintenance western military hardware to the highly corrupt Ukrainian army.

    This moral imperative applies double when one considers how Ukraine has been committing a whole series of war crimes not only against the ethnic Russian civilians, but also against the Ukrainian conscripts to its army.

    I would like to note that in recent weeks, incidents involving the shooting of Ukrainian servicemen in the back by nationalist units have become more frequent in areas of military operations.

    Thus, after a fire preparation for an attack by Russian troops near Novomikhailovka in Donetsk People’s Republic, more than 30 servicemen of the 25th Battalion of the 54th Mechanized Brigade of the AFU decided to lay down their arms and surrender.

    Ukrainian servicemen occupying a stronghold near Zvioroferma asked the Russian unit command via radio to cease fire and provide a corridor for exit.

    Around 10 p.m., AFU servicemen with white flags began moving towards Russian positions.

    At that moment, a Ukrainian nationalist barrier unit arrived at the stronghold in armored vehicles and opened crossfire in the back on the servicemen of the 54th Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    As a result of this shooting, 32 Ukrainian servicemen were fatally wounded and killed.

    This incident, as well as many others like it, clearly demonstrates that amid growing military failures and demoralization of Ukrainian troops, the Kiev nationalist regime is trying to stop the retreat and surrender of its units by punitive actions of barrier squads.

    People like peterAUS, bombercommand and j2 have buckets of Ukrainian blood on their war mongering hands.

  200. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Delusion is the word that comes to mind when I read this comment, j2.

    First of all, I will point out that I am not a Putin fan-boi or a Russophile. To my knowledge I have not a single drop of slavic blood in me. When I see a young conscript die for either Russia or Ukraine, my heart aches for them and their families. If anything, I am predisposed towards the Banderites in Ukraine because they fought, more or less, with Germany against the Judeo-Bolshevics. When I see a British Mercenary/MI5 agent get sentenced to death by Donbas for war crimes I have little sympathy.

    You write:

    Russia knows that it is not threatened, but tries to have its sphere of influence, change the world order back to what it was in the Cold War time.

    This statement is preposterous. The threat started when Nato advanced to the Russian border. It became acute when US/Nato started positioning early warning radar and ABM missiles in Poland and Romania. It became an undeclared war after the Nuland coup of Ukraine in 2014 and the Ukrainian shooting down of MH17 which Nato blamed on Russia. It was after MH17 false flag that the sanctions war really gathered steam.

    Russia is not allowed to become an empire again. The USA is an empire as nobody can deny it from being one, but Russia can and will be stopped.

    No double standard here, none at all. /sarc.
    Russia is already an empire and has never stopped being one for centuries. The Jews took over the Russian empire and decapitated it of Russian elites and conducted a failed Tikkun Olam experiment, but the entire time it was still a “Russian” empire.

    Now Russia is still an empire stretching across parts of Europe to Kamchatka. Don’t ask me how many ethnic groups or languages are integrated into this empire because I have no idea. But it is most certainly an empire. In a perfect world there would be no empires and every ethnic group would have the right to free association and secession without having to resort to force. But we don’t live in a perfect world.

    Instead we have the planet completely dominated by a cabal of Judaic central banking families. They run an empire that currently includes all of the Americas, most of Europe, most of the Middle East, much of Africa, and much of Australasia. China is also an empire.

    It seems clear to me that ethnic groups who belong to nations not under the sway of these empires should strive to remain independent. The biggest threat to non-aligned nations is clearly the FUKUS, or perhaps Rothchildistan, as waves of color revolutions and civil wars in Iraq, Libya, Yugoslavia, Georgia, Syria, Nicargua, Columbia, Guatemala and many other countries bear testament to. Nato is little more than the Rothschild Army.

    Nato/US/UK instigated this war in Ukraine for a plethora of reasons. One reason clearly was to force Germany to break off relations with Russia. Another reason was for Nato to conquer smaller, non-aligned countries. Finland was an easy target through the fearless leadership of brainless globalist bimbos like Sanna Marin.

    In short, j2, Finland has been conquered by Nato without firing a shot. Finland could easily have remained safe, warm and unaligned. Instead Finland is in competition with Taiwan to be the next battlefield in WW3. Well done Sanna. Well played, j2.

    • Replies: @j2
  201. j2 says:
    @Derer

    “Ukrainian Defense Minister says situation “very difficult” as losses pile up and calls for “very quick” weapon supplies.

    Another lie J2, one cannot fight without weapons…where are all the weapon supplies by the NATO, must have end-up in Russian possession. ”

    No, most of the delivered weapons have not ended up into Russian possession and they have also not been sold in the dark net (Pentagon is observing if this is happening and it does not seem to be so).
    Ukraine problem at the moment is artillery. It has quite much Soviet artillery, but it used artillery rounds in the Soviet way, i.e., shooting far too much. It is a good way provided you have endless supply, but Ukraine did not have an endless supply as it does not produce these shells now. Later Ukraine got Soviet ammunition from NATO partners (notably 122 mm rounds from Estonia, the ones Finland sold to Estonia), but especially 152 mm was hard to get. Therefore these Soviet howitzers are out of ammunition and Ukraine has to use 155 mm NATO artillery, but so far it has only got about 180. It will get 12 PzH 2000 around 22. June. This amount, and the artillery for these howitzers, is quite limited (about 300,000 rounds, not more). It does not last long in the artillery duel, especially as Ukraine needs artillery in several fronts. This is why they have requested 1000 additional howitzers. (However, they have coming 60 Krabs, 8 Zuzana2s, 64 M109A4s, these are bought by Ukraine, will arrive in coming months.)

    About this whether Ukraine has lost the Battle of Donbass because it is currently short of artillery and men especially in Sievierodonesk, I definitely say that it has won the battle. It probably will lose Sievierodonesk and some thousand man may surrender there, but Russia has failed its objectives for the Donbas attack: Russia will not get a solution battle in Donbass with tens of thousands of Ukrainians surrendering, it will also not get several small pockets. One pocket it may get in Sievierodonesk, but through higher losses than Ukraine has, so it is of no gain. In a short time Ukraine gets more artillery and ammunition, and it all the time mobilizes more men (they will not run out, Ukraine can mobilize 4 million men and 1 million women if needed).

    So, the problem is not that I would be lying. It is that you do not have any idea of military issues. Russian objectives of the Battle of Donbass have not been reached, nor will be reached. Russia has started another plan. Therefore the Battle of Donbass was fought and won by Ukraine. We are now in a new 120 day plan by Russia.

  202. @j2

    You keep writing as if Russia is not producing weapons and will therefore run out of them. Since it has been planning to confront NATO”s eastward push for some time it presumably has the ability to mass produce weapons and ammo quickly to meet any future needs.

    • Replies: @j2
  203. Severodonetsk is a repeat of the Mariuopol scenario. UkroNazis holed up in an industrial plant, safe corridors set up to evacuate their civilian hostages, and then they will surrender at some point. This will be repeated in every other city. j2 believes this is all to slow Russia’s progress until Ukraine has rearmed and trained its new army to launch a counter-offensive. We’ll see about that.

  204. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “”Russia knows that it is not threatened,”
    This statement is preposterous. The threat started when Nato advanced to the Russian border. It became acute when US/Nato started positioning early warning radar and ABM missiles in Poland and Romania. It became an undeclared war after the Nuland coup of Ukraine in 2014 and the Ukrainian shooting down of MH17 which Nato blamed on Russia. It was after MH17 false flag that the sanctions war really gathered steam.”

    The USA or NATO is not intending to attack Russia because both sides have nuclear weapons and no means to stop a sufficient number of nuclear missiles. Therefore it is irrelevant if NATO places in Ukraine a missile that reaches Moscow in seconds, because Russia would respond with a nuclear strike that the USA/NATO cannot stop. It is still mutual assured destruction (MAD). This is why the USA is in no special hurry to make a nuclear hypersonic missile: it does not change anything in MAD. MAD is still mad. Because of MAD Russia is never threatened. NATO/US threats are only to prevent a war, that is, a Russian attack. It was Russia who attacked in this war.

    “In short, j2, Finland has been conquered by Nato without firing a shot. Finland could easily have remained safe, warm and unaligned. Instead Finland is in competition with Taiwan to be the next battlefield in WW3. Well done Sanna. Well played, j2. ”

    Sanna Marin had nothing to do with it. The Finnish army had the application for NATO ready ten years ago, and full NATO compatibility. There is no certainty ever of safety being a neighbor of Russia. You do not need to hate or dislike Russia to conclude that. It is the same as Mexico can never feel completely safe with the USA. Things may change and Putin made moves showing that things are changing. You write that you are not Russian or Slavic. Clearly you are not Finnish either. Then why do you imagine you know anything of military political situation in countries bordering to Russia? We know the situation much better and make the moves that are needed. You would simply be conquered by Russia and enjoy the situation under Russian occupation. People like you are simply so naive.

    “Russia is not allowed to become an empire again. The USA is an empire as nobody can deny it from being one, but Russia can and will be stopped.

    No double standard here, none at all. /sarc.”

    Germany is also not allowed to be empire again, neither is France, Sweden, Poland, Austria. In general, in Europe in the present world order there is no concept of the sphere of influence. A double standard refers to moral positions. This world order is not a moral position. It is to guarantee peace in Europe. No condition can be imposed on the USA because is too strong, but the world order is imposed on all European countries and also on Russia. Russia is not a superpower, it is not so strong as to ignore what other countries demand. But of course, you are a moralist, not understanding practical geopolitics. Russia has no special rights because it is not strong enough to take that right.

    As you are so afraid of Jewish bankers, you should welcome Ukraine to the EU. They are very nationalistic, practically all White, having opposed Jewish power already in the Cossack uprising. They are really the people you need to change Europe to what you would like it to be. Russia is multicultural and under oligarchs, many of them Jewish. It is not any different from the Jewish power you see in the USA. Drop Putin, take Ukrainians, you solve many problems. They are the kind of immigrants you want to Europe, not Middle Easterners or Africans. They are nationalistic, opposing what you oppose. The real counterweight to the USA can only be Europe, though in military terms they will always be friends. But your worries are not military, it is economic terms. Europe is secretly strong and it is not so much under Jewish bankers as you imagine.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Anonymous
  205. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “j2 apparently speaks Polach (Polish) and watches Polach news.
    so j2 is not a neutral or disinterested party. ”
    and then Hitch is apparently suggesting that I am involved in a Polish plan to annex Western parts of Ukraine and Kaliningrad.

    I admire your logic. I also speak and watch news in the following languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, German, French, and as I speak some Spanish and Russian sometimes also watch news in those languages, and recently I have watched news in Ukraine and can understand about a third. Because of this I am according to Hitch’s logic not neutral towards any of those countries and the leaders of those countries come to discuss with me when they make a plot to invade some country. Let’s see, in the Falkland crisis, I do not remember having received a call from Mrs. Thatcher, but maybe she just forgot to consult me first. Surely Biden did call me and ask for advice in the Ukraine war because I watch news in English and speak English. And as I watch also the Turkish TV, Erdogan called me to ask how to handle the Kurds. Yes, I must be a very important man, as I speak some languages and occasionally watch some news. But do not worry of Galicia and Kaliningrad, Duda called me and assured that Poland has not plans to annex them.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  206. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Therefore it is irrelevant if NATO places in Ukraine a missile that reaches Moscow in seconds, because Russia would respond with a nuclear strike that the USA/NATO cannot stop.

    LOL. So the US wouldn’t mind if Russia positions radar and hypersonic missiles all round the US right on her border? Besides, It goes far beyond just rection time to nuclear attack. It also has to do bio-labs, bio-weapons, weather warfare, spying, radars and rail heads and pre-positioning for conventional attack.

    We also have to consider the effect of Nato bases spread across the Russian border and the various color revolutions. IMO the attempted color revolutions/cout d’etats in Belarus and Kazakhstan are one of the main reasons Putin was forced to take action against Nato illicit activity (like bioweapons and nuclear weapons programs) in Ukraine. It is this relentless expansion of Rothschildstan that forced Russia’s hand.

    Your double standard concerning “might makes right” and US/Zato behavior already proves that your emotions and hate for Russia have overwhelmed your ability to think rationally. This also is apparent in your refusal to make a comparison between being a vassal state to the Nato and being a vassal state to Russia, or even to being a non-aligned state benefitting from being a trade gateway between both empires.

    You say that Finland started preparing to join Nato 10 years ago. I don’t doubt this, it coincides perfectly with the US/Nato putsch in Ukraine, and it shows that Finland had been betrayed long before that by people like yourself.

    My second cousin married a Ukrainian pole dancer/prostitute. It was a disaster for the entire family, which is what allowing all these Ukrainians in is as well.

  207. Hitch says:
    @j2

    And as I watch also the Turkish TV, Erdogan called me to ask how to handle the Kurds.

    LOL.

    Turkey Rejects NATO Offer Of Trilateral Talks As Finland, Sweden Say Applications Could ‘Freeze’

    Too bad your beloved prime minister didn’t learn a little Turkish before the stupid cow royally pissed off Russia and then dragged Finland into Nato purgatory. Just look at this blank stare.

    Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin acknowledged this week that the applications appear stalled. “I think it’s very important to go forward at this stage. If we don’t solve these issues before Madrid, there is a risk that the situation will freeze,” Marin said Wednesday of an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, scheduled for June 28.

    ROFL. What whit. What wisdom. Finland should be so proud….

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

    “You keep writing as if Russia is not producing weapons and will therefore run out of them. Since it has been planning to confront NATO”s eastward push for some time it presumably has the ability to mass produce weapons and ammo quickly to meet any future needs. ”

    In an article from 1950s a Soviet expert write that during the WWII the Soviet Union produced 50 million artillery shells and mines a year. Whether this figure is correct or not, it is clear that Russia has a potential capacity (because of its resources) to produce millions of dumb artillery shells in a year. But does it have this capacity now and how long does it take to boost the present capacity to some high figure? Let me take an example, Germany had to the end of the Cold War an anti-aircraft self-propelled gun named gepard, now offered to Ukraine. Germany used to have lots of ammunition for gepard, but has not kept more than a small storage, so gepards given to Ukraine have much too little ammunition. Surely you would imagine that a factory that used to make this ammunition could easily and fast produce what Ukraine needs. This is not so, the firm can produce ammunition for gepards, but the first load would arrive in 6 to 12 months. This is because making any production line is not so fast, even if it is the same old technology. it is explosives and you want them to work and not to blow up. It requires testing the production and other things. It is in no way clear that Russia can boost ammunition production in a faster pace than 6 to 12 months. Then you say, they were preparing for a NATO attack since NATO eastward push started, you probably mean 1999. It is unlikely that Russia was preparing for WWIII since 1999. Instead, Russia started transforming its military, which was in a sad state 1999, in around 2004. Instead of producing masses of dumb bombs, which Russia had some 3 million in storage, it wanted to have precision weapons, new aircrafts, new tanks, new missiles. I really do not think they cared to produce dumb bombs. Just some days ago Russian ammunition producers got instructions to speed up production of precision ammunition. But if Russia now shells 50,000 rounds a day, then clearly these are not precision ammunition. They are from Soviet storage of dumb artillery shells. So, my conclusion is that Russia does not currently have production capacity for making large quantities of dumb artillery shells because I cannot see any reason why and when they would have started preparing for WWIII against NATO. Surely they did not think they need so many shells against Ukraine, or any other small country they aim to invade in the near future. It only takes 6-12 months to make the production lines, but on the other hand, it takes 6-12 months to do them, and that is too long for this war. If Ukraine succeeds in what it says it will try to do, they aim to recapture the areas lost after 24. Feb to the end of the year. I have no way of knowing if they actually will try, nor if they succeed. But it is possible. Ukraine losses are so far around 6000-7000 dead, Russian losses around 18,000 dead and 65,000 total causalities. Ukraine cannot run out of men and Ukraine soldiers are not deserting or emigrating in large numbers. That is false news from Russian propaganda. Their spirit is still very high. They want to fight and believe they will win. That means a lot in a war. Russia, well, they only have trolls who try to claim that Russia is doing well. But that is a lie.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  209. Anonymous[163] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    LOL, the Ukrainian government is completely Jew-controlled, just like the US. Are you completely clueless?

    • Agree: Hitch
    • Replies: @j2
  210. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Ukraine cannot run out of men and Ukraine soldiers are not deserting or emigrating in large numbers. That is false news from Russian propaganda. Their spirit is still very high. They want to fight and believe they will win

    .
    Baghdad j2 is at it again.

    Around 10 p.m., AFU servicemen with white flags began moving towards Russian positions.

    At that moment, a Ukrainian nationalist barrier unit arrived at the stronghold in armored vehicles and opened crossfire in the back on the servicemen of the 54th Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    As a result of this shooting, 32 Ukrainian servicemen were fatally wounded and killed.

    The Ukrainian barrier guards will keep shooting AFU soldiers in the back until the morale improves.

    • Replies: @j2
  211. j2 says:
    @Anonymous

    “LOL, the Ukrainian government is completely Jew-controlled, just like the US. Are you completely clueless?”

    It does not have anything to do with the military situation. You can discuss the Jewish problem with someone who is interested in it.

  212. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “Too bad your beloved prime minister didn’t learn a little Turkish before the stupid cow royally pissed off Russia and then dragged Finland into Nato purgatory. ”

    She did not make that decision. Prime minister in Finland does not run foreign policy. It was President Niinisto, who made the decision, and he did talk about it with Erdogan before making the decision. In that discussion Erdogan said that Turkey is for the Finnish application. Then Erdogan changed his position, which surprised Niinisto. Finns do check before, but foreigners are unreliable.

    It would be better if you would know something of the topic you comment, but unfortunately you comment on matters of foreign countries with absolutely zero knowledge. From what country are you? I mean, where is the knowledge level so close to zero?

  213. For every time the Jewkrainian freaks bombard civilians, like now the city of Donetsk, Russia should put a Roman priests’ and a Rabbi’s home to ashes. It will probably end the freak show quickly. If not, extend it to a Rome held church and a synagogue (of Satan); every single time!

  214. Anonymous[163] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    You’re the one who made the claim, and it’s laughably false. Here’s the thing: if you’re going to go with the “bury them with bullshit” route, you can’t drop statements that reveal yourself to be a fool. Please try to be more careful next time.

    • Replies: @j2
  215. @Hitch

    The term “Dumb Polak” was quite rampant in the late 60’s, early 70’s. After all these years I’m now convinced that it applies primarily to that denatured land’s ruling elite.

    Perhaps the blame should go to Poland’s educational institutions, particularly at their more advanced levels…as it is now highly obvious that Poland’s leaders have never learned the lessons of their own nation’s history.

  216. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “The Ukrainian barrier guards will keep shooting AFU soldiers in the back until the morale improves. ”

    The same with Russians:
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1622285/Russians-vladimir-putin-defector-Ukraine-military-fighting-video-vn

    From individual cases you cannot draw statistical conclusions. That is, you have to have statistics behind claims that Ukraine has large numbers (that is, in tens of thousands) of deserters, because the number of men Ukraine can mobilize is 1/10 of the population, plus a smaller number of women. That figure is always much higher than the numbers Russia can get to this war without mobilization.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  217. @j2

    Improvement: j2 finally admits there is a “Jewish problem”. Mirable Dictu.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @j2
  218. Anonymous[163] • Disclaimer says:
    @emerging majority

    He’s also now pushing back the start of the Ukrainian counteroffensive to August instead of June. Maybe they have to intervene in Yugoslavia first?

    • LOL: Hitch
    • Replies: @j2
  219. j2 says:
    @Anonymous

    “He’s also now pushing back the start of the Ukrainian counteroffensive to August instead of June.”

    No, the turning point of the war in mid August is from an old post by Ukraine army commander in Ukrinform. If you read my comments from something like 1.5 months ago, I write there that the turning point of the war is expected to be in mid August, but I suspect it is earlier. Ukraine counteroffensive started long ago, first in Kharkiv area by a push to the East, then in Kharkiv by a push to the North and then in Kherson area. All these counteroffensives were successfully made, but their goals were limited, I expected longer action. There was also an announcement of a counteroffensive started in Izium region about a month ago. Initially it got stuck, but today Ukraine announced liberating two villages, so it slowly goes on. A more significant counteroffensive in Kherson area has been announced to start at the end of June, beginning of July, but this is still not the turning point of the war. Russian moves change the planned time schedules, but not by much. Ukrainians still hope that the end of the war is by the end of the year, but in the last statement Zelensky did not want to give a deadline. My analysis has not changed at all starting from 24. Feb. 2022. This was has proceeded very much as I have predicted. It is not so strange as this is a variant of territorial defense and that strategy proceeds in a certain way. Instead, the pro-Putinists have for all the time since 24. Feb. been promising Russian major advances and destruction of Ukraine forces. Has not happened so, Ritter’s predictions have all failed.

  220. j2 says:
    @emerging majority

    “Improvement: j2 finally admits there is a “Jewish problem”. Mirable Dictu.”

    I have long ago written in my blog about the Jewish problem, Judeo-Masonic conspiracy, Holocaust and all such related things. Almost certainly I know this topic a lot better than you. You have some serious problem that you imagine that other commenters here are on some side though they are not. Try to improve in this respect, and drop the irony, you are not good in it.

  221. Hitch says:
    @j2

    This will certainly help boost that sky high Ukrainian morale….

    Forced conscription on Odessa beaches.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  222. j2 says:
    @Anonymous

    “You’re the one who made the claim, and it’s laughably false. Here’s the thing: if you’re going to go with the “bury them with bullshit” route, you can’t drop statements that reveal yourself to be a fool. Please try to be more careful next time. ”

    Though you do not explain what claim you are referring to, I think you mean a claim that Jews do not have anything to do with the military situation in the war in Ukraine. You think in the following way: you believe that Ukraine government is under Jewish control as the USA according to you is under Jewish control. Therefore Jews have caused this war and this is what you want to say. But let us look at this more carefully. Let us assume that this war started from some plot to provoke Russia to attack. Russia got provoked and attacked. Then, as it now seems to happen, Russia lost. So, who is to blame and for what? Obviously Russia. Russia attacked and lost. You do not need to get provoked even if somebody provokes you. If you attack and lose, then you did stupidly. You should not have attacked if you lose. This means that even if there was a plot, let us say that even if there was a Jewish plot, to get Russia to attack, the stupid move was made by Russia when it decided to attack. And the one who started the war was the attacker, because you do not need to become provoked even if somebody very much tries to provoke you. You should not if you lose.

    But when Russia already attacked, no such plot had any significance. Ukrainians defended their country, like all nations (usually) defend their country. Russia attacked because it protected its interests, which in this case was keeping its sphere of influence and maybe a buffer state. These are very common situations in history. Ukrainians have defended their country form many invaders, including Swedes and Finns, now they defend their country against Russians. Moscow Russia has invaded other countries and areas and taken new land many times in history. Now it invaded Ukraine. Nothing new in this, no Jewish problem needed here. My interests are limited to the military situation in this war. In that respect if matters none even if Ukraine leaders were all Mormons.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  223. Hitch says:

    Zelensky Ordered Destruction of All State Docs Associated with METABIOTA on 02/24/22

    🚨BOMBSHELL FROM RUSSIA🚨

    Ukrainian document released to Russian media outlet, @izvestia, showing decree from Zelensky to destroy all files on Ukrainian defense service members, employees and staff of the state, and any involvement with Hunter Biden’s biolab METABIOTA, on 02/24/22, the same day the air strikes on Ukraine began.

    See original document above on the left and then translated in English on the right. Holy shit is this a doozy. But wait, there’s a lot more.

    Remember that infamous video of Ukrainian MIL burning documents RIGHT IN FRONT of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense building in Kyiv, Ukraine? On 02/24/22 THE SAME DAY OF THE DECREE FROM ZELENSKY.

    Yup. The MSM broadcasted a video of Ukrainian MIL destroying evidence of Ukrainian State involvement with HUNTER BIDEN’S BIOLAB in Ukraine, right as Russia was beginning its missile strikes.

    You guys… we caught them all. We caught them in broad daylight on MSM. Check it out.

    No wonder j2 doesn’t want to talk about the Ukrainian/US bioweapon known as Covid.

    It really looks like Finland and Poland were in on this too. Perhaps unwittingly. But in any case by j2’s own admission Finland has been scheming to get into Nato for at least a decade. Finland is as horny to reconquer Karelia as Poland is Galicia and Königsberg.

    Here are some more revelations:

    US backs idea of another military bloc

    The US Permanent Representative to NATO, Julianne Smith, said on Tuesday that Washington would “want to support” the idea of a new security alliance, which could reportedly include Ukraine, the UK, Poland, the Baltic States, and possibly Turkey.

    Finland wants a new military block and Karelia too.

  224. Anonymous[232] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    You claimed that those who oppose “Jewish bankers” should welcome Ukrainian entry to the EU because the population is nationalistic and anti-Jewish. But this is just idiotic because the entire government has been Jew-controlled since Maidan. It doesn’t really matter how anti-Jewish the population is, because they’re even more anti-Russian and are too stupid to see that “Jewish bankers” are using them as cannon fodder. Same can be said about Poland.

    • Agree: Hitch
  225. peterAUS says:

    https://anti-empire.com/inconvenient-questions-for-the-special-operation/

    ….. A 45-year-old bricklayer from Donetsk meanwhile will be mobilized, given zero training, thrown into a newly-created unit surrounded by people like himself whom he has never met in his life, and they will be sent to the front. …..

    • Replies: @emerging majority
    , @Hitch
  226. Anonymous[232] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hitch

    Doubtless, one way to facilitate recruitment is to tempt them with a fat piece of man-pussy:

    https://stormer-daily.rw/fat-ukrainian-pow-says-his-job-was-to-get-sodomized-by-fellow-soldiers/

    • LOL: Hitch
  227. @peterAUS

    One can see why they are getting more and more nervous in Donetsk, as the Ukies with their new American and Euro howitzers are continually, constantly massively bombarding the civilian population there instead of using them against any possible military objectives.

    Peter, you are full of scheisskopferei as usual. Why the hatred of those who are fighting the enemies of humanity. Who cuts your paycheck?

  228. Hitch says:
    @peterAUS

    Donetsk has been shelled by artillery since 2014. The Zio-Yankees running Ukraine cut off their pensions and made Russian illegal. If that 45 year old bricklayer doesn’t know what he is fighting for then he is pretty lame.

    Russians also know that this SMO is a life or death struggle with Zato. Zato was on the verge of using proxy Ukrainian military forces in combination with Zato special operations forces under Zato command structure centered in Mariupol to invade Donbas. There were 46 biolabs researching genetic bioweapons to use against Russia. Ukraine was already threatening to build nuclear weapons and there is loads of incriminating information of their antics and Chernobyl and the other nuclear power station. Within the last year Zato had attempted color revolutions in Khazakstan and Belarus. The US, UK and EU are all bankrupt, and they were drooling over the opportunity to prop their Judeo-central banking system up for a few more years by looting Russian oil, gold and other natural resources.

    Ukrainians have been propagandized and mind controlled by judeo-media into hating Russia and Russians. This war could have been so easily avoided if Ukraine had just lived by its obligations under first Minsk 1 then Minsk 2. Why does some Ukrainian schmuck care whether a Russian schmuck in Sevastopol doesn’t want to be ruled by the same Khazarian Jews who own and run Ukraine? One thing is certain, Ukrainians in Kiev and Russians in Sevastopol would both be much better off in two separate countries at peace then in who devastated cities because Jews want Khazaria 2.0.

    So that 45 year old bricklayer has been dragged into yet another war for Judea. But the key point here is that he hadn’t been shelling Kiev for the last 8 years while preparing for an invasion. All he wanted was to live without a bunch of thugs from Western Ukraine stealing his pension and telling him what language to speak.

  229. Anonymous[137] • Disclaimer says:

    Anyone who cavils about Russia’s “disregard for the international order” after what the US has done in just the last 20 years automatically qualifies as an idiot who is not to be taken seriously.

    • Agree: Hitch, nokangaroos
    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  230. @Anonymous

    Anyone who cavils about Russia’s “disregard for the international order” after what the US has done…

    You mean it’s atrocious if the US threatened Islamic countries conventionally but it’s perfectly OK or virtuous if Russia threatens European countries with nuclear war?

    What about those people who maintain consistent principles, who have complained about both the US and Russian behavior; do they qualify as an idiot too?

    Perhaps it is actually you, who presents such a simple-minded and tacitly double-standard propaganda proposition, who is the real idiot.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  231. @___Sanjay___

    China is a civilizational State. Smash it to bits, and its sooner or later recreates itself. That is why the Western assault is intended to be genocidal, which, I assume, is why the Chinese refuse to allow SARS CoV2 to spread through their population.

  232. @Commentator Mike

    You could foresee all this in 1991 or whenever, when the drunken Quisling buffoon Yeltsin broke up the Soviet on US orders. The Banderists had already been infiltrating Ukraine under perestroika or glasnost or whatever, where the idiot Gorbachev said ‘We will take away your enemy’, like a complete fool with no knowledge of US behaviour.
    After 1991 the country was infested by Banderist vermin from their rats-nests in Canada, the USA, Australia etc. With five billion, according to Nudelman, in Yankee moneys, the Banderists slowly pushed the Russophones out, culminating in the fascist putsch organised by the USA in 2014, followed by vicious repression and mass murder in the Donbass. Now Putin has lanced the boil, and must fully clean it out, debride the dead flesh, and bandage the wound to keep the bacteria out. He needs to round up every Atlanticist traitor who expressed support for the Banderists and expel EVERY Western NGO, otherwise the poison will infiltrate again. And sit back and watch the West commit suicide.

  233. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    Thank you for proving my point.

  234. @j2

    Just to clarify, J2.

    You wrote that Banderists can push the Russians back out of former Ukrainian SSR territory.

    How do you envision that operation, taking under consideration that everything NATO sends is immediately rushed to the current frontlines, especially the Severodonetsk/Zolotoye/Lisichyansk cauldron area?
    Without an airforce, without armor, 80% of their pre-Feb 24 cadres destroyed but hey, 4 (four) HIMARS systems are coming end July if all goes well.

    Are you for real?

    • Replies: @j2
  235. j2 says:
    @Aaron Hilel

    “How do you envision that operation, taking under consideration that everything NATO sends is immediately rushed to the current frontlines, especially the Severodonetsk/Zolotoye/Lisichyansk cauldron area?
    Without an airforce, without armor, 80% of their pre-Feb 24 cadres destroyed but hey, 4 (four) HIMARS systems are coming end July if all goes well.”

    Maybe your information is not quite accurate. HIMARS training finishes 21. June. In 22. June finishes training for KzH 2000 and Flakpanzer gepard. Ukraine should have 4 HIMARS, 12 KzH and 15 gepards in 23. June. 20 M109 doneted by UK probably are there already, they were bought from a Belgian firm that has 64, Belgian army old MLRS. France gave 6 Caesars that come very soon as the training was made already for 12 first. Later comes 60 AHS Krabs (Ukraine has 18 of them already, these 60 are bought by Ukraine) and 7 Zuzana2s (these will need new training). Germany will also give MLRSs, but details are not known. UK gave M270 MLRS, their training is in practical part, finishes soon, number of items unknown. Ukraine probably will not get 1000 howitzers and 300 MLRSs, but it gets some hundred howitzers and dozens of MLRS with precision ammunition. They will have to manage with them.

    Ukraine has airforce, something under 100 fighter/bomber jets. Russia does not have air control over Ukraine and therefore we can conclude that it has only somewhat over 100 fighter/bomber jets. Any day Russia uses fixed or rotating wing aircraft for close air support, one of two of them are shut down either by Ukraine airforce or MANPADs. West is not giving planes to Ukraine, but some helicopters they get.

    About this how much is destroyed of Ukraine equipment, depending on equipment the destruction is 30% to 50% of the pre-Feb. 24 state. This is of Soviet weapons. Of the Western howitzers, it seems that about 10% of them have so far been destroyed. The artillery problem that Ukraine has is that it does not have much ammunition left to 152 mm Soviet howitzers. We can estimate how much artillery Ukraine has today in a simple way. Ukraine asked 1000 howitzers in order to have parity in weapons with Russia. Russia uses in Ukraine 1,600 howitzers. Therefore Ukraine has now 600 howitzers. We can use a similar calculation with tanks. Ukraine wants 500 tanks in order to have parity with Russia. (It will not get the tanks, but AFVs it will get.) Russia has 110 BTGs in Ukraine, each BTG has 10 MBTs. Thus, Russia has 1100 tanks and to get parity Ukraine needs 500. It follows that it currently has 600 tanks. Ukraine has got 270 tanks from NATO counties (T-72s). Pre-Feb. 24 Ukraine had 1020 modernized tanks. It has lost 1020+270-600=690 MBTs. This 690 must be compared to the total number of tanks Ukraine had pre-Feb. 24 (1020 in operational usage and 1300 in storage). Then 690/2320=30%, agreeing with Ukraine information that is has lost 30% to 50% of its equipment. Russia says that it has destroyed much more than 690, but that is not all MBTs. Russia in Tass always informs the number of destroyed tanks and other armored vehicles (Ukraine has some 22,000 other armoured vehicles, but only c. 3000 in operational usage). So, there is no conflict with the Russian information in tanks. If Russia e.g says it destroyed 2500 tanks and other armored vehicles, this means 690 MBTs and the rest is other armored vehicles.

    So, you are wrong in claiming that Ukraine has lost 80% of its equipment, has no airforce, and that Western equipment sent to the front is immediately destroyed. The equipment Ukraine has has so far managed to stall the Russian attack. Ukrainians have even managed to do counterattacks. This proves beyond doubt that they do have some equipment.

    In Donbass close to Sievierodonesk Ukraine has too little space to have large troops or much equipment there. It is too narrow for them to operate. In that area Russia outnumbers Ukrainians by 10 to 1, or even more. That does not mean that Russia everywhere outnumbers Ukrainians.

    How Ukraine currently sees the counteroffensive is that they hope to get weapons from the West that give them parity with Russia. As they have much more men, parity in weapons leads to their victory. I very much doubt that they get all weapons that they requested. They will not get parity, but on the other hand, you do not need parity in order to win. You need enough to stop the attacker in most fronts (this is a bit over 1/3 of the power the attacker has) and ability to have in one front local overpower (which you always can get by amassing some equipment and troops there). This is enough if the commanders are inventive and good. Thus, it is possible, but I have not yet seen that Ukraine has made brilliant counteroffensives.

    “Are you for real? ”

    I understand from this that you imagine that the argument in your comment is sufficient to ridicule the idea that Ukraine may regain the lost areas. Your argument is naive and your sarcasm is misplaces. This is a war and understanding a war is not made by stating some naive and incorrect claims like you do here. Learn from operational art, read books of past battles and wars. You will find many cases when the side that in your opinion should have lost actually did win. It very much depends on the commanders and the spirit of the soldiers. It is not completely determined by weapons. Such is a grave mistake.

    There are many stupid commenters in this site among the pro-Putinists. Try not to be one of them. Learn about wars, study. In wars there often happens military surprises, like here that Ukrainians did defend and that they do get more weapons form the West.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
    , @Hitch
  236. Anonymous[439] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.axios.com/2022/06/15/ukraine-1000-casualties-day-donbas-arakhamia

    If Ukraine is admitting to these kinds of losses, then it’s a certainty that the real number is much larger. Basically the plan at this stage appears to be, kill as many military-aged Ukrainian men as possible to forestall any kind of resistance to Kiev. It’s likely that the same “Jewish bankers” Ukrainians are supposedly so opposed to, know that the mother of all financial crises is brewing and they won’t be able to survive the backlash. Hence they’re trying to re-establish the Kingdom of Khazaria.

    • Agree: emerging majority
  237. j2 says:

    “If Ukraine is admitting to these kinds of losses, then it’s a certainty that the real number is much larger.”

    We do know something of Ukraine losses. Still in the end of May the largest single day death toll for Ukraine was 84. This was caused by a missile strike and Ukraine announced that this is so far the largest death toll of its soldiers. Thus, we can estimate something like 50/day for 3 months, that is 50*30*3=4500 for the first three months. As Ukrainians use bullet proof vests, they mostly do not die when hit, so wounded is not 3 times dead, like usually. It seems to be that wounded is 5 times dead. For the last month we can take first ten days dead at 100/day, and last six days at 200/day, and add one day with 1000 dead. These make 1000+1200+1000=3200. Adding to the first three months, we have an estimate of Ukrainian dead as 4500+3200=7700 dead. The estimate for total causalities is six times this figure: 6*7700=46,000. This is very much what is estimated by analysts, they give Ukraine total causalities as c. 50,000. This is a large number, but consider that in the Winter War Finns lost 26,000 dead from a population of 3,5 million in 105 days, while Ukraine population is 44 million and the death toll in 110 days is c. 7,700. They certainly can take this death toll without any major problems. Russia has the problem as its death toll is c. 18,000 and this is taken from 250,000 soldiers.

    “Basically the plan at this stage appears to be, kill as many military-aged Ukrainian men as possible to forestall any kind of resistance to Kiev. It’s likely that the same “Jewish bankers” Ukrainians are supposedly so opposed to, know that the mother of all financial crises is brewing and they won’t be able to survive the backlash. Hence they’re trying to re-establish the Kingdom of Khazaria. ”

    Nonsense. Ukrainians fight for the independence of their country against an external invader.

  238. Anonymous[439] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    “ Nonsense. Ukrainians fight for the independence of their country against an external invader.”

    Pure fantasy. Ukrainians have a Jew-controlled government that is being run by the similarly Jew-controlled US. They’re just too blinded by anti-Russian animus to see what’s obvious. Whatever it is they think they’re fighting for, “independence” surely isn’t it.

    • Replies: @j2
  239. peterAUS says:

    …we stand united here that it is crucial for Russia to lose the war….

    More importantly, from the host:

    …endless circle….unbelievable

    Hegelian dialectic, my friend.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  240. Anonymous[218] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterAUS

    PeterPOS is more like it.

  241. @j2

    Bullshit and blather throughout. Particularly the pilpul about the Ukie airfarce. About the only fighter jets they possess have come from old Soviet stocks in the former East Bloc nations. The few weapons the Pukes get from the West are not sufficient to overcome Russia’s overwhelming advantage in artillery, rocketry and logistics.

  242. @j2

    No idea how you make up those statistics on Ukie combat losses. Do you pull them outta your nether regions or do you have a magic button you can push to get the latest dope from the horse’s teats?

    • Replies: @j2
  243. j2 says:
    @emerging majority

    “No idea how you make up those statistics on Ukie combat losses. Do you pull them outta your nether regions or do you have a magic button you can push to get the latest dope from the horse’s teats?”

    As you do not have any idea of military issues, I will explain to you the reason why Ukrainians at the moment have very high losses in Donbass: with fixed line defense, what Ukrainians use in Donbass, you have a system of trenches and the enemy tries to attack these trenches and overcome them. The classical ways to use artillery are:
    1) before an attack the enemy makes an artillery preparation, which disables the defenders so that the attacking force can advance to the trenches, this artillery preparation does not kill all defenders.
    2) when the enemy is attacking, the defender uses artillery to stop the moving forces of the enemy. Usually this is enough to force the enemy to withdraw, they will attack again after some time.
    3) when enemy is regrouping its forces in preparation of an attack, defenders scatter these forces by a strong and precise artillery strike.
    4) Additionally there is the Soviet way of using artillery for killing the defenders in trenches. This takes so much rounds that most countries do not do so, you run out of ammunition. Of course, as long as you have ammunition, this is rather effective (but not effective killing/shell)

    Ukraine, having been in the Soviet Union, used 4) and pushed Russians out of many fronts. We know from intercepts that in Cherson area, to push Russians out of their advances towards Odessa, Ukrainians were shelling night and day. So, they used too much ammunition and are now out.

    If you are a defender, have ammunition and use fixed lines, then you do 2), like Finns in the Karelian Isthmus in 1944, it works and stops the attack. You man the trenches only lightly and have only relatively small losses because of enemy artillery fire, whatever it is. But if you have fixed lines and no artillery/ammunition, like Finns in the Karelian Isthmus 1940, then you must man the trenches with many soldiers in order to stop the enemy attack. Then many of these soldiers die because of enemy artillery fire. In such a situation you normally withdraw to another defense line and it takes some time for the enemy to attack this line. But Ukrainians do not withdraw, they stand still and have high losses. But their army is so large that they can take these losses.

    What will happen in the next few weeks? In the end of next week Ukraine has artillery (howitzers, MLRS, ammunition) enough to stop Russian attack. They do not need to man the trenches so heavily, their losses go down. They will target Russia live forces and ammunition deposits. In the following weeks Ukrainians will get more artillery. They will go to counter-offensives. They have to, because they have got these weapons promising to go to counteroffensives to their people and to the West. So, they have to. In the coming week Ukraine most probably gets some Caesars or M777s and 155 mm shells, and Ukraine losses go down.

    “Bullshit and blather throughout. Particularly the pilpul about the Ukie airfarce. About the only fighter jets they possess have come from old Soviet stocks in the former East Bloc nations. The few weapons the Pukes get from the West are not sufficient to overcome Russia’s overwhelming advantage in artillery, rocketry and logistics. ”

    Ukrainian air defense (commonly called the Ghost of Kiev) shot down 40 Russian planes in the early stages of the war. They still have at least one S-300 and they have a bit under 100 planes, which includes about 40 planes from their original planes, 6 Mig-29s from the USA in spare parts, and 20-100 Mig-21s from Romania. So far Ukrainians have managed to overcome the advantage Russia has in artillery (which advantage is very recent, it started when Ukraine had used Soviet artillery shells, so in June), rocketry (the same situation, Ukraine had Soviet MLRSs, they run largely out of ammunition in June, especially 99 Ukraine Smerch MLRS are out of ammunition and probably were in 24. Feb for an unknown reason). You do not understand that there are other ways to use artillery than the Soviet way. One does not need so much artillery as Soviets liked to use. Ukraine will get enough weapons and it can push Russians out. You are a dreamer and an old timer thinking that Russians have such an overwhelming advantage. They do not.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Aaron Hilel
    , @Hitch
  244. j2 says:
    @Anonymous

    “Pure fantasy. Ukrainians have a Jew-controlled government that is being run by the similarly Jew-controlled US. They’re just too blinded by anti-Russian animus to see what’s obvious. Whatever it is they think they’re fighting for, “independence” surely isn’t it.”

    OK, all this nonsense of Hunter Biden and biolabs and plan to destroy Russia and Jews controlling everything in this world. This is very simply Russia trying to keep Ukraine in its sphere of influence. Read the following papers
    https://ies.lublin.pl/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ies_policy_papers_no_2020-005.pdf

    They explain the real situation from Ukrainian point of view. No Jewish role there.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Hitch
  245. Hitch says:
    @j2

    LOL. Baghdad j2 at work again.

    Colonel Markus Reisner of Österreichs Bundesheer makes a presentation on June 17 about the delivery of heavy weaponry to Ukraine.

    Ukraine will not be able to use maintain or use these weapons effectively. They will just be used to murder and terrorize the Ukrainian population that j2 claims to believe the AFU are trying to protect.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  246. Hitch says:
    @j2

    LOL. That laughing stock Baghdad j2 spews Nato propaganda that has lost all credibility.

    Douglas Macgregor, Col. (ret.), the former advisor to the Secretary of Defense in the Trump administration, a decorated combat veteran, and the author of five books has a great article: When The Lies Come Home

    He exposes how the self deception of Nato and its whores like Finland have finally reached the point where there is no one else to lie to.

    The Western media did everything in its power to give the Ukrainian defense the appearance of far greater strength than it really possessed. Careful observers noted that the same video clips of Russian tanks under attack were shown repeatedly. Local counterattacks were reported as though they were operational maneuvers.

    Russian errors were exaggerated out of all proportion to their significance. Russian losses and the true extent of Ukraine’s own losses were distorted, fabricated, or simply ignored. But conditions on the battlefield changed little over time. Once Ukrainian forces immobilized themselves in static defensive positions inside urban areas and the central Donbas, the Ukrainian position was hopeless. But this development was portrayed as failure by the Russians to gain “their objectives.”

    He goes on to explain exactly what has been happening, and every reader of this comments section should understand how Bagjdad j2 and his ilk have the blood of thousand of Ukrainians, young and old, on their land hungry hands:

    Ground-combat forces that immobilize soldiers in prepared defenses will be identified, targeted, and destroyed from a distance. When persistent overhead intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets, whether manned or unmanned, are linked to precision guided-strike weapons or modern artillery systems informed by accurate targeting data, “holding ground” is fatal to any ground force. This is all the more true in Ukraine, because it was apparent from the first action that Moscow focused on the destruction of Ukrainian forces, not on the occupation of cities or the capture of Ukrainian territory west of the Dnieper River.

    The result has been the piecemeal annihilation of Ukrainian forces. Only the episodic infusion of U.S. and allied weapons kept Kiev’s battered legions in the field; legions that are now dying in great numbers thanks to Washington’s proxy war.

    Kiev’s war with Moscow is lost. Ukrainian forces are being bled white. Trained replacements do not exist in sufficient numbers to influence the battle, and the situation grows more desperate by the hour. No amount of U.S. and allied military aid or assistance short of direct military intervention by U.S. and NATO ground forces can change this harsh reality.

    • Thanks: emerging majority
  247. @j2

    Are you Polish, J2?
    Your writing feels like translated from Polish, yet your pedantic expositions are based on false assumptions, namely that the banderists can get away with applying NATO doctrines without NATO air superiority.
    Also, they lost nearly all their tanks, and the replacements are venerable Polish T72 Urals, which they already began to lose/abandon in earnest.
    Their NATO-trained troops from before 24 February are in their great majority lost, and we can all see the conscripts being thrown into Russian grinder without support and often without even small arms.

    So please, dont serenade us with how banderists will push the Russians back, they wont.
    At best they will keep throwing TDF into hastily-dug trenches, all the while the bandit clique from Kiev laughs their way into post-war media careers.

    I have no animosity against ordinary UKR conscript, dying for US MIC profits, its the fascist vermin that must, and will be exterminated.The krakens, azovs, pravyj sektors, aidars, all the would-be SS bandits…

    • Replies: @j2
  248. Anonymous[256] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    I didn’t say anything about Hunter Biden, that’s a lame attempt at distraction. The simple fact is, the Ukraine is going to be either an American satellite, or a Russian satellite, they have no other choices. (Again, not unlike Poland.) Their “independence” is a joke. Being an American satellite seems to have worked out very badly for them.

    • Agree: Hitch
  249. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Nope. All Ukraine had to do was sign the Minsk accords and allow a sliver of sovereignty to Donbas and the war could have easily been averted. Ukraine would even have had her sovereignty and could have continued to build out her military for the planned confrontation with Russia. But the Jews who own Ukraine and Nato were smoking their own stash and got too cocky, and the WEF covid narrative was falling apart, so they needed a war sooner rather than later.

    I scanned your Polish pdf, and one thing that stuck out was how butt-hurt Ukraine was about the loss of Crimea. This remains a major problem today, and the crux of the matter is that the Jewish oligarchs who own and run Ukraine demand Crimea for their Khazaria 2.0 project. Even today after the Ukrainian army has been virtually obliterated, Zelensky still demands Crimea.

    Another thing that stands out in the paper is how much Poland is meddling in this entire civil war. Poland started WWII, and of course Poland wants to conquer Galicia and Königsberg in this war. If Russia offered to let Poland have Königsberg undoubtedly Poland would flip sides. These Poles and their vain illusions of grandeur really are insufferable.

    Below is an article that details how the Nato propaganda war set up false expectation for Ukraine and how it is unnecessarily prolonging the war even in the face of massive Ukrainian losses:

    Ukraine war: When you are in a hole, stop digging

    Poland does not care if Ukraine fights until every man and women between 18 and 40 have been killed or maimed, Poland actually hates Ukraine as much as she hates Russia. Stupid Ukrainians are fighting this war so Poland can grab Galicia as soon as Ukraine is exhausted.

    In early April, Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, blurted out the truth.

    As reported by NBC on April 6, 2022:

    Just this week, national security adviser Jake Sullivan stood at the White House podium and read out what officials said was more declassified intelligence, asserting that Russia’s pullout from areas around Kyiv wasn’t a retreat but a strategic redeployment that signals a significant assault on eastern and southern Ukraine, one that US officials believe could be a protracted and bloody fight.

    Remarkably, however, the Western mainstream media have largely ignored Sullivan’s admission that “Russia’s pullout from areas around Kyiv wasn’t a retreat but a strategic redeployment.” Supposedly reputable news organizations have continued to peddle the nonsense that Russia’s military attempted to conquer Kyiv and was forced to retreat by Ukrainian resistance.

    This is the elephant in the room that Baghdad j2 refuses to admit. Russia never intended to conquer Kiev, and its withdrawal after the feint was not due to a loss of forces or a defeat.

    • Agree: emerging majority
  250. Anonymous[256] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hitch

    Yes. The Americans admitted weeks ago that they have no way of tracking or monitoring the weapons they send to Ukraine. Whatever the Russians don’t interdict is almost certainly being sold on the black market (the Ukrainian government has long been one of the most corrupt in the world), probably winding up in the ME (ie Israel). Very little is going to show up at the front.

    Basically the Ukraine is going to become Slavic ISIS.

  251. Hitch says:
    @j2

    LOL. Baghdad j2 will believe anything Ukrainian media tells him.

    BREAKING: Ukraine to U.S. Defense Industry: We Need Long-Range, Precision Weapons (UPDATED)

  252. Hitch says:

    Here is a great thread that shows how depraved Ukro-Jewish leadership is and how Russia let Donbas down in 2014

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  253. Anonymous[152] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hitch

    This is very interesting, thanks for posting. I agree that Putin’s tentativeness has overall hampered Russian efforts on a number of fronts. I guess what we (or I) really don’t know is the extent of Russian thinking re. American economic war. It’s possible they were more concerned about it in 2014-15 than they were 4 months ago (sanctions have clearly failed, really they’ve had the exact opposite effect of their stated purpose).

    BTW, this is a good video (admittedly, Lira is somewhat sus), but there’s a definite likelihood of Poland making a move on Kaliningrad in the hopes of triggering direct US involvement (and the Poles have been beefing with Belarus for awhile as well):

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/political-theatre/message-for-america/

    • Thanks: Hitch
  254. @Anonymous

    …Lithuania…

    Larry Johnson and Gonzalo Lira are once again pushing Russian disinformation, this time regarding the Königsberg / Kaliningrad region, illegally occupied by Russia, which I had first written about here more than four years ago. It is so transparent that their propaganda is grossly misleading, which is likely why these links were provided by anonymous sources – both Anonymous[152] and Anonymous[337].

    If true, it is surprising that Lithuania has been so lenient until now to have even allowed any ground transportation into this military territory. Russia’s provocative refusal to vacate this territory in the early 1990s was a key cause for the desire of the populations in eastern Europe to have sought NATO membership. At least now the root cause of this conflict is going to get more attention.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  255. Hitch says:
    @Anonymous

    Instead of shutting down the Suwalki gap, Lithuania should be guaranteeing free pass though it. It just shows how all these “leaders” of Nato countries have been totally compromised.

    The Nato propaganda organ Foreign Policy Magazine had a recent piece on it:

    NATO Must Prepare to Defend Its Weakest Point—the Suwalki Corridor

    In terms of posture, British and Canadian ground forces should return permanently to the continent at brigade scale of roughly 4,000 troops each, building on their relatively small contingents in Estonia and Latvia, respectively. Meanwhile, German ground forces should also expand to brigade size in Lithuania.

    In addition to recent temporary increases in U.S. rotational presence, Washington should shift toward permanent presence of armor, combat aviation, electronic warfare, drone, engineer, and air defense units. Additionally, Italy, Spain, and France—given their military size and importance in the alliance—must commit interoperable, battalion-size units of around 800 troops each to permanent basing in Poland or Lithuania as well.

    Nato just keeps escalating and doubling down. This is why all the Nato whores like Ursula von der Lyin’ keep insisting that Russia cannot win.

    At some point Putin is going to take off the velvet gloves and punch Nato in the face. Sulwalki may be that point.

    Russia’s military corridor in Lithuania that never was

    We can be certain that Russia has all kinds of plans to occupy this corridor. Lithuania as a military force is a joke. Poland may end up with a two front war after having sent all her ammunition to Ukraine to be used to shell ethnic Russian civilians in Donetsk.

    In any case, if Russia seizes Suwalki the entire Baltic region would soon be at war. Of course they will blame Putin, and that is clearly their plan just like with Hitler and Poland in 1939. But anyone paying attention will know without a doubt that this war was completely avoidable and it was Nato/US/EU/Israel who wanted it.

  256. Hitch says:

    LOL. This one is for Baghdad j2:

    I like the point about the SAS sniper. Many, if not most, of these “mercenaries” are Nato Special Operations Forces, and they are getting crushed.

    At this point the Ukrainians are eating their own.

  257. Anonymous[244] • Disclaimer says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    Ultimately Russia keeps forces in this enclave to serve as a tripwire/deterrent, much like the US keeps forces in South Korea along the border with the North. And that’s ultimately served some purpose, until now. You realize the Americans won’t do dick to help Lithuania in the event of war, right? I don’t really care what you think about Russians, why Lithuania (or Poland) would put any faith in the US is a real mystery to me.

  258. Anonymous[167] • Disclaimer says:

    Clearly, the US leadership (lacking in all imagination) is running their WW2 playbook and hopes to enter the war after Europe lies in ruins (and Russia is exhausted). I get the history, that Poles, Balts, etc. don’t have real warm feelings towards Russia, and that’s fine, but I am shocked that they’re allowing the Americans to so cynically manipulate them. Are they really so anti-Russian that they can’t see how the Americans are leading them to total ruin?

    • Replies: @Hitch
  259. Hitch says:
    @Anonymous

    I am shocked that they’re allowing the Americans to so cynically manipulate them

    I think they are all just following orders because they are all compromised, if not outright blackmailed. Von der Lyin’, Scholz, Draghi, Marcon are all merely stooges, and so is Biden, Trudeau and Johnson.

    In the lead up to WWI and WWII America was the “arsenal of democracy”, but that was not because the US was pulling the strings of all of Europe, it was part of a far bigger strategy than merely European Americans ruling the world. Balfour, Versailles, Dresden and Hiroshima easily lay that misconception to rest. Stalin, Roosevelt and Chirchill were the 3 freemason stooges anyway.

    Today, America is no longer the arsenal of democracy, unless one considers nuclear weapons. So the issue is not “why they are allowing the Americans to so cynically manipulate them”, the issue really what do they have in store for all the inheritors of the Aryan/European genome. By all appearances it is genocide and replacement by one of either dumb downed mulatto genes or Judaic genes.

  260. j2 says:
    @Aaron Hilel

    Polish T-72s are not Urals. They are T-72M1Rs. All tanks Ukraine got are modernized. Urals probably captured from the separatists.

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