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The US has a long History of Confrontation with Russia

This goes way back to the time of Lenin’s revolution in 1917 to replace the Tsar with a communist government. Along with more than a dozen other countries, in 1918 the US sent 13,000 troops to fight Lenin’s Bolshevik forces. Although this was gross interference in another country’s affairs, more than 250,000 foreign troops took part in the war against the Russian forces. The Russian forces fought with patriotic zeal, and the foreign troops made little progress and were forced to withdraw in 1920.

The US finally established diplomatic relations with the USSR in 1933 and an icy relationship has continued to the present. When Nazi Germany attacked the USSR in June of 1941, the US position was revealed by then U.S. Senator Harry Truman when he said:

“If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible, although I don’t want to see Hitler victorious under any circumstances.”

Primarily through the battles fought by Soviet forces, Nazi Germany was defeated, but instead of gratitude for this historical feat, the US government was persuaded by its embedded faction of Russia-hating officials to embark on a totally different course of action.

This began with the totally unnecessary and criminal decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which killed and injured at least 200,000 Japanese. Japan had been fully prepared to surrender and because of this, almost all high ranking military officals, including Eisenhower and McArthur, opposed the use of atomic bombs. However, Truman’s inner circle of advisors convinced him to do this. In actuality, this was not to end the war on Japan but to show the USSR that this could happen to them if they wouldn’t follow USA’s dictats.

On September 25, 1975 several previously secret documents from the US War Department, dated September 15, 1945, were declassified.

 

These documents revealed, in stark tones, that the USA had planned a coordinated unprovoked nuclear attack with 204 atomic bombs to destroy 66 major urban areas in the Soviet Union.

This nuclear assault would have been a diabolical and criminal undertaking on human life. Genocide is an understatement. The main document referred to “the number of atomic bombings which should be available to insure our national security”. These documents are discussed further here.

With respect to “insure our national security,” a sane question would be why the US would be so afraid of a USSR devastated by its war with Nazi Germany that the US would still require a further massive nuclear devastation of Russia in order for the US “to be safe.” The real reason is undoubtedly the American desire to destroy the USSR’s socialist-communist system, which was also the same reason for Hitler’s attack on the USSR.

A further report on this issue states that: According to US generals’ estimates, the attack could have resulted in the death of about 285 to 425 million people. Some of the USSR’s European allies were meant to be completely “wiped out.”

How should history judge the USA’s morality in this regard . . . although not carrying out this onslaught, but just seriously even considering such a course of action?

The Soviets became aware of the USA’s plans and developed their own atomic bomb in 1949. This occurred before the US had their 204 bombs for their attack. And once the USSR had their own bombs, the US realized that if they launched their attack, American cities would be hit as well. The overall result was the ensuing Cold War and a nuclear arms race.

Ukraine History and World War II

With regard to Ukraine, unlike Russia with its more that a 1,000 year history, Ukraine, as a territorial unit, started about 1650 and has a complex historical background. To understand the current conflict, it is important to recall that Russians and Ukrainians once lived in relative harmony, when they were both part of the USSR. This was violently interrupted in 1941, when the Nazis invaded the USSR, by first taking over the territory of Ukraine.

It is important to point out that the vast majority of Ukrainians fought the Nazi invasion, just as the Russians did, and suffered a loss of more than 6 million people, military and civilians. However, it is a historical fact that a portion of the people in western Ukraine supported the Nazis and even formed several divisons of troops to fight the Soviet army. This was done under bizarre delusion that somehow after the war the Nazis would allow them to have an independent state, independent of Russia. Their most prominent leader was Stepan Bandera, a collaborator with Hitler who led the liquidation of thousands of Poles, Jews and other minorities. Ironically, Bandera is now considered a major hero by Zelensky’s government.

In the meantime, on the basis of Nazi racial policy all Slavic people, Jews, Roma and black people were considerd Untermenschen or “subhuman” and “inferior people” who, if at all possible, were to be exterminated in one way or another. Despite this open philosophy of the invading Nazi hordes, a portion of the Ukrainian people in the Galicia region of western Ukraine somehow felt that if they collaborated with the Nazis that after the defeat of the USSR they would somehow acquire an independent Ukrainian state. Total delusion, but a historical fact.

According to John-Paul Himka, a retired professor from the University of Alberta, a quarter of all victims of the Holocaust lived in Ukraine, and Ukrainian ultra-nationalists collaborated with the Nazis in carrying out their horrendous deeds.

As for the invading German Nazi forces, if there were Ukrainians who were prepared to collaborate with them, in a cynical manner, the Nazis accepted them. And in this manner, these Ukrainian Nazi allies proceeded to kill thousands of Polish people in the Lvov area and they participated in killing more then 30,000 Jews whose bodies were then thrown in the Babi Yar ravine near Kiev.

At the end of World War II thousands of these Ukrainian Nazi collaborators managed to retreat to Germany and then somehow managed to get accepted as “refugees” in Canada and the USA. In Ukraine they were dealt with as Nazi collaborators and it’s not certain what happened to them. It’s now 77 years since the war ended, and you’d think the Nazi era is past history, but it seems that some descendants of these collaborators are are still on the scene as “neo-Nazis.” And unfortunately these neo-Nazis continue to promote hatred and white supremacy and attack racial and ethnic minorities, and in some cases are prepared to live in a fascist state.

Dissolution of the Soviet Union

In the course of the turmoil in the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine officially declared itself an independent country on 24 August 1991. At the end of the year, on December 25, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned his post as president of the Soviet Union, leaving Boris Yeltsin as president of the newly independent Russian state.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the USA dominated the world, and it wasn’t until Vladimir Putin took over as President in 2000 that Russia once again began to have some world influence.

The 2014 EuroMaidan Coup and Its Aftermath

As for Ukraine, after its independence it struggled along, but it wasn’t until 2014 that a cataclysmic event occurred which totally changed the course of history in that country. The USA succeeded in staging a coup d’état which replaced a democratically elected president and installed a regime in which neo-Nazis proceeded to have a major role.

Following this, I had three major articles published on this debacle. One of them was immediately translated into French, German and Spanish. In that article I review the whole course of events that then occurred in Ukraine.

Immediately after the coup, Victoria Nuland gleefully bragged how the US spent five billion dollars to enable the coup to take place. She even had a hand in picking out who should be in the cabinet and who should be the new president…. and if the European union didn’t like it, “Fuck the EU”…. all this is on record.

After the coup, two basically fascist and neo-Nazi parties, Svoboda and Right Sector, held prominent positions in the new government–they formed a third of the cabinet. This is despite the fact that Svoboda had only 8 percent of the seats in the Rada and that the Right Sector didn’t have any elected members. Later the followers of these parties formed the Azov military force, which openly display Hitler’s military regalia.

While the new Ukrainian regime has been busy empowering fascists, they stripped communist parties of their right to participate in elections in 2015 and issued controversial ‘decommunisation’ laws.

These laws ban the display of Soviet symbols and change the status of the May 9 holiday which marked the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War 2. The laws will remove all mentions of ‘the Great Patriotic War’ (a Soviet term for World War 2). Tens of thousands of streets have since been renamed, along with nearly one thousand cities and villages. Over two thousand statues and monuments have also been removed in this anti-communist cultural project. Despite widespread criticism, the current government has refused to revoke the laws.

In actual fact, the United States has continued to work with Ukrainian fascists in their endless destabilization campaigns against Russia. According to CIA specialist Douglas Valentine, “the CIA has been developing fascist assets in the Ukraine for 70 years.” Nazism and fascism are very real factors in Ukraine, and they have been extensively documented.

Given what has happened, it is hardly surprising that Ukraine was the only country, along with the United States, which voted against the UN General Assembly’s draft resolution “combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.”

The day after the coup government was formed its very first action was to pass a bill to ban the use of Russian in any official capacity and to ban all Russian media in Ukraine. This was done even though one-fifth of Ukraine’s population are ethnic Russians and that about 40% of the population speak Russian. In fact, the eastern part of Ukraine and Crimea are almost totally ethnic Russians, with a Russian history that goes back more than a thousand years. And suddenly their language was banned!

To put this issue in perspective for Canadians, just imagine if a newly installed government in Ottawa would suddenly ban the use of French as an official language in Canada. How long would it take for Quebec to call for a referendum and then proceed to secede from Canada? In actuality, this is exactly what happened in Crimea, where the bulk of the people speak Russian. They conducted a referendum on March 16, 2014 and with a turnout of 83 percent, there was a 97 percent vote to secede from Ukraine. Since ethnic Russians formed only 58 percent of the population, it means that the bulk of Ukrainians and Tatars in Crimea also voted to secede from Ukraine. Crimea then appealed to Russia to be accepted into the Russian Federation, and Russia proceeded to do this.

Despite the referendum in Crimea to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation, Russia is constantly accused of annexing Crimea, i.e., conducting a forcible acquisition of part of Ukraine’s territory, which is a blatant lie. To add to this lie, no one in the West ever refers to Crimea’s referendum, which was monitored by a team of Western observers. In the meantime, with no referendum, Kosovo was detached from Serbia…. with the full approval of the USA. In fact, the US engineered this.

As for Russia’s decision to intervene militarily in Ukraine, the government and the people still vividly remember that the USSR lost 27 million people fighting the Nazis in the 1940s. It was President Kennedy in his memorable speech on June 10, 1963 at American University who stated:

And no nation in the history of battle ever suffered more than the Soviet Union suffered in the course of the Second World War. At least 20 million lost their lives. Countless millions of homes and farms were burned or sacked. A third of the nation’s territory, including nearly two thirds of its industrial base, was turned into a wasteland–a loss equivalent to the devastation of this country east of Chicago.

To make his point vividly clear to the US public, he compared the devastation in the USSR to the USA: a loss equivalent to the devastation of this country east of Chicago.

So now with neo-Nazis basically in control of Ukraine, as well as having it in their constitution to join NATO and with its president talking of acquiring nuclear weapons, it should be no mystery how Russia feels about this. With nuclear weapons in Ukraine, it would take less than 10 minutes to destroy Moscow …. with no possibility of blocking such an attack. Russia and its people are not prepared to undergo another World War II. That is the long and the short of it.

How did it come to this? After the 2014 coup and the law to ban the Russian language in all legal affairs, the new Kiev regime sent a group of their administrators to take over the government offices in the Russian speaking Lugansk and Donetsk regions.

These administrators were promptly sent back to Kiev and these areas continued with their own people in office. The Kiev regime’s response? ….. a military attack was launched on the Donbass area. A vicious war took place for almost a year. These two areas had their own armed forces and there were no Russian troops involved, as acknowledged by Ukraine’s military commander. After a significant defeat of Ukraine’s army in a major battle in 2015, open warfare ceased.

It was at this point that Ukraine agreed to negotiations arranged by Germany, France and Russia in Belarus at the city of Minsk. They signed a 14-point Minsk Accord, later approved by the UN, for the purpose of resolving the Lugansk and Donetsk issue. Ukraine was to negotiate an agreement with these two areas which would give them a degree of autonomy, similar to that of Canadian provinces or US states.

Although Ukraine signed this document, and although Lugansk and Donetsk were fully prepared to negotiate an agreement, Ukraine refused to negotiate with them….in violation of the UN approved agreement they had signed. Instead, the Ukraine military, headed by the neo-Nazi Azov forces (complete with Hitler regalia) proceeded for the next 7 years to regularly shell the civilian areas of Luhansk and Donetsk causing substantial infrastructure damage . . . hospitals, schools, residential areas . . . and killing more than 14,000 people.

Fast forward to the present . . . People are rightly concerned about civilians being killed in Ukraine, but where were they these past 8 years when Ukrainian forces killed more than 14,000 people in eastern Ukraine? And during America’s wars on Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Serbia, Libya, Syria and many other places where millions of people were killed, did any of these currently outraged people ever compare any of the American presidents to Hitler? So what is going on at the present time??

It amazes me that Russia did not intervene sooner to prevent this awful senseless carnage in the Donbass. It seems Russia was hoping that eventually Ukraine would come to its senses and institute the Minsk agreement, which would keep these areas in Ukraine, but with a degree of autonomy. It also appears that this wasn’t done because the USA never approved of the Minsk proposal. Also this agreement was totally opposed by the Azov-Nazis, and they threatened to kill anyone who would attempt to enact it. As such it appears that President Zelensky was so intimidated that it seems he didn’t dare do this.

As an indication of Azov’s strengths and influence in Ukraine, Azov members proved it about a month ago. Right after the first negotiation meeting that Ukraine had with Russia in Belarus, Azov members killed the Ukrainian negotiator who seriously considered a Russian proposal. When the neo-Nazis found out about this, they abducted him from his Kiev home, tortured him and then shot him and left his body on the street in front of Ukraine’s legislative Rada building. A clear warning to Zelensky.

For the record, it should be noted that Zelensky won the presidential election in April of 2019 against the incumbent Poroshenko with 73% of the vote. His election platform was based on establishing good relations with Russia and promising to enact the Minsk agreement with Donetsk and Lugansk. Obviously, this is what the bulk of the Ukrainian population wanted. However, Zelensky totally backed off from these electoral promises, seemingly because of threats to his life by the Azov-Nazis. So this shows the power of these reactionary forces.

It should be noted that Wikipedia has stated that Azov’s founding member Andriy Biletsky, leader of the far right Social-National Assembly (SNA), had stated in 2010 that:

“the historic mission of our nation” was to lead the “white races of the world in a final crusade for their survival […] a crusade against the Semite-led Untermenschen“, Numerous fighters bear SS tattoos, including swastikas.[104] In 2014, the German ZDF television network showed images of Azov fighters wearing helmets with swastika symbols and “the SS runes of Hitler’s infamous black-uniformed elite corps”.

Despite this, American and Canadian military instructors have conducted lengthy training sessions of Azov military personnel. When confronted with this, they have tried weasel themselves out of this, but the facts remain.

What brought Russia to finally intervene militarily in Ukraine is information leaked to them by someone in the Ukraine military, and later confirmed by official documents, that in mid-March of this year, about 100,000 Ukraine troops were scheduled to attack Donetsk and Lugansk in a Blitzkrieg manner. The plan was to overrun these two areas in a matter of days, which would have involved killing thousands of these Russian-speaking people. The Russian government and President Putin decided that the only way to prevent this from happening is for Russia to take military action.

Russia first recognized Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics as separate states and then two days later, on February 24, Russia launched its “special military operation” to “demilitarize and denazify Ukraine.” That day Russia notified the UN Secretary-General that the military action was “taken in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter in the exercise of the right of self-defence,” actually citing the provision of “anticipatory self-defence” or the right of “interceptive self-defence” in light of Ukraine’s planned attack on Lugansk and Donetsk.

In effect, Russia was acting to stop “neo-Nazis and militias” from killing civilians and to prevent a “genocide” of Russians in Eastern Ukraine.

In their military operation, Russian troops were instructed to do the least possible damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure and civilian population. As such there has been no bombing of any Ukrainian cities, totally unlike the US “Shock and Awe” campaigns such as in Iraq where within a few days they killed tens of thousands of people….and eventually killed more than 1,000,000 Iraqis. Russian attacks were directed at military facilities, fuel and munition depots, and military communications. Also, within a few days, they somehow wiped out practically all of Ukraine’s military aircraft and aircraft bases. They surrounded Kiev, not to attack it, but to maintain Ukrainian troops there. In phase 2, their main objective will be to deal with large number of Ukrainian troops in the Donbass area.

The Azov neo-Nazis had their main base in Mariupol and the Russian forces have now finally captured this centre. Unlike other areas, much of this city has been destroyed through artillery fire, but it seems the Azovs may fight to the last neo-Nazi, often using civilians as human shields.

As for the overall war, now approaching two months, the UN has estimated that there have been “4,450 civilian casualties in the country: 1,892 killed and 2,558 injured.”

When it comes to military casualties, this is totally different. On April 16, Russia updated the number of Ukrainian military fatalities to 23,367, which includes the Ukrainian army, Azov forces and foreign mercenaries. As for Russian losses, they reported that 1,351 soldiers were killed and 3,825 wounded. In the meantime, with no evidence to support his claim, Zelensky is boasting that 20,000 Russian soldiers have been killed, compared to only 2,500 Ukrainian troops.

Russia has also reported that more than 400,000 Ukrainian civilians had been evacuated to Russia from the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

As for the West’s current “Great Hero” Zelensky, he has recently outlawed all left-wing or progressive political parties and openly approves of violent reprisals against the members of these parties. Journalist Max Blumenthal has documented the current political situation in Ukraine.

A few excerpts from Blumenthal’s account are apropos:

President Volodymyr Zelensky’s statement that “there would be consequences for collaborators” indicates that these atrocities have been sanctioned by the highest levels of government.

Western media has looked the other way, however, as Zelensky and top officials in his administration have sanctioned a campaign of kidnapping, torture, and assassination of local Ukrainian lawmakers accused of collaborating with Russia. Several mayors and other Ukrainian officials have been killed since the outbreak of war, many reportedly by Ukrainian state agents after engaging in de-escalation talks with Russia.

Zelensky has further exploited the atmosphere of war to outlaw an array of opposition parties and order the arrest of his leading rivals. His authoritarian decrees have triggered the disappearance, torture and even murder of an array of human rights activists, communist and leftist organizers, journalists and government officials accused of “pro-Russian” sympathies.

At this stage, Russia has withdrawn most of its forces from Kiev and other places and has concentrated them in the Donetsk and Lugansk areas to confront the bulk of the Ukrainian forces. This will be phase 2 in their campaign, and the single most important battle is to take place shortly.

In my concluding comments, I would like to refer to a speech made by Vladimir Putin a while ago in which he went back in history to the time when the USSR was enticed to reunite East and West Germany and to loosen its control over the east European countries that were attached to the USSR following World War II.

During crucial negotiations in 1990 President Gorbachev was assured repeatedly by the US and other NATO leaders that if he agreed to all these reforms, NATO would not move from its boundaries “by one inch,” With such an assurance, Gorbachev allowed the reunification of Germany, and the USSR then relinquished all controls and alliances with the multitude of countries along its western border. Instead of honouring its promise to not advance “by one inch” towards Russia, NATO, led by the USA, absorbed all these countries and then tried to incorporate Ukraine and Georgia into its fold. So the West’s promises at that time were nothing more than lies.

Then on February 28, in discussing the sanctions imposed on Russia as a result of its intervention in Ukraine, Putin referred to the West as the Empire of Lies. And for good historical reasons, this is how Russia may now view the West. Interestingly, since Putin made this comment, this is how the USA is being referred by a number of commentators.

Since this war started in Ukraine, there has been an amazing amount of censorship in our “freedom loving” West, with not only all Russian media being censored but also anyone in the West who is critical of the USA’s or the West’s portrayal of events in Ukraine. We are indeed living in interesting times.

Much more remains to be said, but this is where I will leave it for now.

John Ryan, Ph.D., Retired Professor of Geography and Senior Scholar, University of Winnipeg.

(Republished from Global Research by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. The Empire of Lies.

    I had been calling the United States of America like that for quite a long time. I was surprised when he said that, and find it remarkable that no one had said it earlier.

    For Uncle Sam, Satan in a tuxedo, known in certain circles as Samael has a notorious reputation for being an exceptional liar, and as a matter of fact – the Father of Lies.

    How otherwise should his empire be called, being his cherished and precious daughter, the glorious Whore of Babylon, crafted from deception, debaucheries and carnage.

    Uncle Sam, in search after his lost honor has created a nation of pornographic decadence, an establishment of parasites and degenerates, a great horde of marauders.

    No power in the world can stop him, kings of the earth are falling down before him. The beast offers us liberties and peace, and as much happiness as we can stagger under.

    You are left to your own free will to choose safety or perdition, freedom or fetters, do as you please. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Hail Uncle Sam!

    • Agree: JR Foley
  2. meamjojo says:

    “…and it wasn’t until Vladimir Putin took over as President in 2000 that Russia once again began to have some world influence.”

    And now he has lost everything he has gained and more. Russia is a pariah and will remain so among civilized society for at least a decade. Hopefully, when this version of the old Soviet Union crumbles, we will have learned to make sure they don’t recover this time around until/if they institute a real democracy..

  3. meamjojo says:

    “As for Ukraine, after its independence it struggled along, but it wasn’t until 2014 that a cataclysmic event occurred which totally changed the course of history in that country. The USA succeeded in staging a coup d’état which replaced a democratically elected president and installed a regime in which neo-Nazis proceeded to have a major role.”

    Well, the Russians got us back by enabling the election of Trump in 2016. Without their help, Trump would have lost badly.

    So tit for tat. We’re even now, yes?

    • LOL: follyofwar
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    , @mike99588
  4. BuelahMan says:

    were to be exterminated in one way or another.

    This is where it became obvious that the author is full of shit.

    • Agree: Liza
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  5. Anon[860] • Disclaimer says:

    Reading the comments by “meamjojo” I fear greatly for the state of America for he evinces the most dangerous of combinations, Hubris and ignorance

    • Agree: Notsofast
    • Thanks: meamjojo, Herald
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  6. Wokechoke says:

    The war will spread. Amazingly the Romanians are being prodded into attacking the Transnistrian entity.

    I linked to Charles XII and his elite infantry in Blue n Yellow, after Poltava taking up residence in Bender Moldavia.

    Is this the next Azov base? A place to strike out at Odessa if the Russians manage to capture the city?

    The War of the Black Sea has an accurate ring to it.

  7. @Wokechoke

    Yeah, Moldova could be a springboard for another 3-, or 4-, way proxy war between Russia, NATO, Moldova, and the ukrops. The thing is Romania/Moldova do not benefit from it since it’s their territory/ppl/army that is going to get burned and their young female president admitted that the attacks are coming from Ukaraine; she is hoping to get cheap gas from Russia.
    The ukrops and their US/UK handlers are rabidly pushing for something else besides their imminent defeat in Donbass. The poles are also itching for a stupid fight…

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    , @Herald
  8. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    gleefully bragged how the US spent five billion dollars to enable the coup to take place.

    They must be laughing at how cheap human life can be bought in other, poorer parts of the world. The state budget for Illinois is almost ten times that with a lot less people to boot. Political actors can be bought practically for pennies who’ll sell the country out, getting as many of their citizens killed needlessly according to the machinations of the Americans. They allowed those shadowy biowarfare labs to be based on their territory for no apparent benefit to them. They spent a lot of money on lobbying firms, paid connected Hunter large sums and so forth. The bought leaders coerce their population to suffer. We’ll see if Zelensky goes down with his ship or what his next career move will be.

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  9. were to be exterminated in one way or another

    Stopped reading right there. Next.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Peter Rabbit
  10. Notsofast says:
    @Humbert Humbert

    the ukrainians offered to capture the breakaway region of transistrian for moldova, but the moldovan government wisely turned down their offer, stating “the settlement of the transnistrian issue can be achieved by political means and only on the basis of a peaceful solution…”

    as to the poles, i agree they do seems to be hell bent on confrontation. the u.s. is pushing them to establish polish military and political control of “their historical possessions” in ukraine. the “reunification” could take place without a nato mandate but with participation of member countries in a “coalition of the like minded”. so far no takers on the offer, i’m sure the cookie monster will show up to insure they get on “the right side of history”.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  11. Ron Unz says:
    @Degrellian

    were to be exterminated in one way or another

    Stopped reading right there. Next.

    Actually, I might as well repeat a relevant comment I left yesterday on a different thread:

    My impression is that aside from fully authenticated official documents and private diaries, Hitler’s Table Talk, despite its flaws, is the most reliable source of his private views, and last year I finally got around to reading it.

    In mid-1942, he expressed a great deal of concern that that under orderly German rule, the subjugated Slavic population of the Ukraine and other conquered territories would undergo a gigantic population explosion, causing all sorts of future problems. To avert this danger, he urged that birth control and abortion should always be made freely available to the Slavs, unlike in Germany, where they were severely restricted or outlawed.

    This hardly seems consistent with a diabolical Nazi plan to exterminate most of the Soviet Slavs.

    Based upon Table Talk, Hitler certainly intended to politically subjugate the Slavs, but he also seemed to assume that their material lives would be vastly better under Nazi rather than under Soviet rule, especially given the recent massive famine and Stalinist killings. A reasonable analogy might be how many Third World peoples had fared much better under orderly European colonial rule.

    https://www.unz.com/jfreud/slavocaust-past-and-present-or-the-aryan-and-semitic-war-on-slavic-peoples-and-cultures/#comment-5311538

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  12. Dr. Rock says:

    Great article!

    • Agree: aandrews, GMC
  13. peterAUS says:

    ….totally unnecessary and criminal decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,….

    Stopped there.

    Hopefully a comment or two will compensate.

  14. JR Foley says:

    “Stepan Bandera, a collaborator with Hitler who led the liquidation of thousands of Poles, Jews and other minorities. Ironically, Bandera is now considered a major hero by Zelensky’s government.”

    Today Stepan Bandera is revered in Canada where Chrystia Freeland ( second only to Justin “Jackboot” Trudeau ) grandfather Chomiak was a newspaperman and staunch supporter of Stepan Bandera and the Ukraine youth in Ontario march goose step with a picture of Stepan Bandera. Canada likely will feature a new flag with a swastika on the maple leaf.

    • Replies: @anon
  15. JR Foley says:
    @anonymous

    Zelenskyy will relocate to Canada and with Jackboot Trudeau and Chrystia Chomiak form a Freeland with a Triple Team of great leaders !!! Drama meets Comedy head on—and Bandera becomes immortalized.

  16. Isn’t it interesting that according to those UN figures, fewer than 2,000 civilians have lost their lives since the initiation of hostilities.

    On the other side of the ticket, it is highly probable that when the U\$\$A violated the peace and massively bombarded Iraq, and particularly Baghdad; there probably were more than 2,000 Iraqis murdered in the first ten to fifteen minutes of that act of aggression.

    That assault was mostly dictated by the PNAC Neocon gang in order to eliminate one of the primary stumbling blocks to the Zionist scheme of “Eretz Yisroel”, the Yidon plan to expand the Zionist Entity from the Nile to the Euphrates.

    And the puppet regime in the Di\$trict of Corruption has the total chutzpah to accuse Russia of aggression, while itself targeting civilian populations as they and their NATO puppets did against the Serbian people, the Syrians, the Libyans and the Afghanis.

    Buncha hypocritical two-faced bass-turds.

    The Empire of Lies, indeed.

  17. Durruti says:
    @Ron Unz

    This is from the mind of the operator of this web site, Ron Unz.

    To avert this danger, he [Hitler] urged that birth control and abortion should always be made freely available to the Slavs, unlike in Germany, where they were severely restricted or outlawed.

    Ethnic Cleansing (ethnic trimming?), by any other name, by any honest evaluation. One national group gets “birth control” while another nationality does not.

    In mid-1942, he [Adolf Hitler] expressed a great deal of concern that that under orderly German rule, the subjugated Slavic population of the Ukraine and other conquered territories would undergo a gigantic population explosion, causing all sorts of future problems.

    under orderly German rule

    Way to go! Rule another people in some
    other country! As long as it is orderly.

    Hitler certainly intended to politically subjugate the Slavs, but he also seemed to assume that their material lives would be vastly better under Nazi rather than under Soviet rule, especially given the recent massive famine and Stalinist killings. A reasonable analogy might be how many Third World peoples had fared much better under orderly European colonial rule.

    I don’t have all day to parse this. “A reasonable analogy.” ????????

    Finally, this is the highlight of Unz‘ exceptional understanding of History (not to mention Morality).

    This hardly seems consistent with a diabolical Nazi plan to exterminate most of the Soviet Slavs.

    Yipes! From the mouth of babes! Unz describes a policy of pursuing some form of Ethnic Purity, some form of arranged Racial Order, and DEFENDS this horrific approach to Racial Cleansing/Purity. He ignores the HISTORY of WW II, specially the history of exceptional cruelty of the German State and their Army towards the Russian people.

    I recall Alan Clark’s well known History, Barbarossa. Clark, known for his Conservative politics (he served as Secretary of State in Margaret Thatcher‘s cabinet). Thatcher was certainly a British Right-Conservative Prime Minister if ever there was one. However, Clark devotes page after page in his History, documenting the horrific German/Nazi crimes against the Russian and other peoples of Eastern Europe.

    Yes, many Nations have committed horrific crimes against other conquered peoples. America, Britain, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, and others were covered in the blood of their victims. This does not excuse the German imperialist crimes against humanity. These crimes are forgotten only by those who are professional Russian haters, or who have lost their minds.

    Dr. Peter J. Antonsen – nom de guerre, Durruti

    • Replies: @fnn
    , @RadicalCenter
  18. Wielgus says:

    Vzglyad Russian website – Yandex translation edited
    Zakharova explained the nervous breakdown of Pentagon spokesman John Kirby

    April 30, 2022, 13:53
    Photo: Press Service of the Russian Foreign Ministry/TASS
    Text: Kristina Tsitsura

    [MORE]

    According to the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova, the statements of Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby about the Russian president can be explained by “nerves”.

    “Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby is losing his nerve. Rude, calling names, outraging. He said something stupid about the President of Russia,” Zakharova said.

    “Among other heresies, he said that it was “difficult for him to look at what Russian troops are doing in Ukraine.” Is it difficult for an American rear admiral to look at something?!” – Zakharova asked ironically in her Telegram channel.

    Then the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry spoke about Kirby’s career.

    “Kirby has a solid track record. 28 years in the Navy, from 1986 to 2015, including work as the head of the information service of the US Navy. That is, he was among those top US officers, at whose disposal all the information of the Pentagon flowed, he was aware of literally everything. He knew about depleted uranium in Yugoslavia, he knew about the “Iraqi dossier”, as a significant array of documents testifying to the war crimes of US military personnel in Iraq is now called. We learned about all this thanks to Wikileaks and its authors, who are being destroyed by Kirby’s colleagues, and John himself read these reports every day: about thousands and thousands of civilians who died in villages in Iraq and Syria from the atrocities of the American contingent. Taking into account the level of equipment of the US military, there is no doubt that he saw the photos, saw the videos. I wonder if it was not difficult for him to look at these inhuman spectacles?” – the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked.

    Zakharova called the disclosed information about the work of American biological laboratories in Ukraine, as well as the outflow of high-ranking officials from the White House, the reason for his nervousness.

    “Second. All this against the backdrop of a political team leaving the White House. Everyone is running. According to American media, an outflow of high-ranking officials has begun from the White House. The reason that experts in the United States call is a decadent mood against the background of a lack of trust in the administration and Biden personally,” Zakharova wrote, noting that it is difficult for Kirby to look not at the Ukrainian events, but at his future.

    “If control of Congress passes to the Republicans, it will not seem enough to anyone at all. And Kirby will be dragged through the public hearings first. No, Nuland first. Then Kirby.

    I have already written about the sudden desire to take a break from what has been done, which arose from the architect of anti-Russian sanctions, deputy assistant to the US President for national security Dalip Singh. And, as it turned out, many people got tired there in a year.

    According to US media reports, Biden’s senior adviser on public relations, S. Richmond, is resigning, and Biden’s senior adviser on climate, J. J., is also planning to leave there. McCarthy, Deputy Director of Communications of the White House P. Tabor, chief of staff of Biden’s special representative for Climate D. Feldman.

    John Kerry is wondering whether to leave this ship until the end of the year, as the same American media write. But I believe in him. At such a moment, it is simply dishonourable to abandon the climate and Biden.

    What is going on in the ranks of the US Vice President K. Harris is something I don’t want to write. There’s just a mass exodus. The heads of the staff, the press service will follow the example of dozens of key employees who have already left,” Zakharova predicts.

    The day before, Kirby, answering a question from journalists whether, according to the Pentagon, Russian steps towards Ukraine are rational, said that “it is difficult to look at what he and Russian troops are doing in Ukraine and think that any ethical, moral person can justify it.”

  19. Anonymous[207] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wokechoke

    Do you goofs think that if attacked by several additional proxies, in what is really an American-created war on Russia, that Putin won’t respond by taking the fight directly to their puppet masters in the United States using his hypersonic arsenal, whether nuclear-tipped or not in the first salvo? A flurry of solid punches to his thick cranium may be what it takes to wake Uncle Sam up from his demented delusions of world conquest and make him whine “no mas!” If he persists in being obstinate, then it’s the end of all civilisation. Putin keeps warning these fools, Russia is not going down alone, but the arrogant Americans will not listen, and you assholes will pay the price. Why would you jackasses be willing to die for the designs of that demented corrupt and crabby old American dictator or his dick-sucking social club of incompetent media whores like Tony Blinken, Lloyd Austin, Camel-toe Harris, Janet Yellen, Merrick Garland, Peter Buttgiggles, and all the other primates of diverse colors, genders and sexual perversions doing everything in their power to thwart the will of the American people. How is the world better off escalating this all the way past defcon-1? If you are personally looking for the peace of the grave, exercise your second amendment rights and emulate Hitler with a Shot and a Bier (in reverse order).

  20. As for Ukraine, after its independence it struggled along, but it wasn’t until 2014 that a cataclysmic event occurred which totally changed the course of history in that country. The USA succeeded in staging a coup d’état which replaced a democratically elected president and installed a regime in which neo-Nazis proceeded to have a major role.

    The author appears to be borrowing from the presentation methodology of the shameless demagogue John Mearsheimer. It is just amazing that neither he nor the author have provided absolutely any conclusive evidence whatsoever to back up their claim for an event (coup d’état), orchestrated by the US, that supposedly played such a pivotal role (changed the course of history). That is of course because such evidence does not exist; it was simply asserted upon professorial authority, under the arrogant presumption that it will not be questioned.

    As Putin himself had acknowledged days later, the extremely unpopular “democratically elected president” Yanukovych surrendered to the parliamentary opposition leaders in a signed agreement, then fled the country a few hours later because the terms of that agreement entailed an early election that he had no chance of winning. This agreement was mediated by officials from Germany, France, Poland, and Russia, in response to an effort initiated by the EU official Baroness Ashton during a panel discussion at the 2014 Munich Security Conference. It is clear from the tapped phone conversation that Nuland was attempting to involve a UN official to mediate a resolution to the ongoing conflict in light of escalating violence against Maidan demonstrators at the behest of the kleptocrat Yanukovch. It is obvious that she failed in these efforts and lost out instead to the successful EU initiative. (Fuck the EU! was an expression of jealousy.)

    Thus, it turns out that the imaginary coup d’état was nothing other than a completed EU effort to broker an agreement, followed a few hours later by the president fleeing the country, another few hours after which, through a strong majority vote in the parliament, the removal of the disgraced president was formalized. The new government that then came to power was not “installed” by the US but was the existing former opposition that was then voted into power. Transforming successful European diplomatic negotiations, followed by orderly parliamentary votes, into a coup d’état instigated by the US is the kind of scurrilous fabricated nonsense one could expect from Russian propaganda. We can thus confirm that the author is yet another one of those propagandists promoting a fake story.

    It amazes me that Russia did not intervene sooner to prevent this awful senseless carnage in the Donbass.

    Russia violated the terms of the Minsk agreement by reinforcing the separatist terrorists with weapons in order to prolong the conflict because as long as this dispute was unresolved Ukraine was not eligible to join NATO based on the stipulations for membership.

    …least possible damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure and civilian population. As such there has been no bombing of any Ukrainian cities…

    Everyone can see with their own eyes what a revolting lie this is. Images and videos of massive destruction in civilian neighborhoods in Ukraine’s two largest cities and especially in the industrial port city of Mariupol prove the destuctive intent and consequences of this war of aggression.

    Instead of honouring its promise to not advance “by one inch” towards Russia, NATO, led by the USA, absorbed all these countries…

    The agreement in 1990, nearly two years before the breakup of the USSR, was to not advance NATO eastward into that part of East Germany that was to be vacated by Soviet troops. That agreement has been kept; there are no NATO bases in the former East Germany. NATO expansion since then began in 1999 at the request of Poland, Czechia, and Hungary, two years after Russia formally accepted this in a 1997 Agreement with NATO, signed in Paris.

    In prior threads I have provided plenty of links and quotes that back up the contents of my response in this message; they can be found by checking out my comment archive.

  21. anonymous[248] • Disclaimer says:

    Of great relevance right now – how the current Ukraine war mess has roots in when
    – Poland INVADED Ukraine in 1918, yes they did
    – Poland and USSR partitioned Ukraine in 1923, and both fought Ukraine nationalists till 1960

    Above article misleads re Bandera, ‘Hitler collaborator’ whom the Nazis also JAILED, and some of whose family DIED in Nazi Reich camps

    One sees a never-ending blood-feud … Russians, Poles, Ukrainians, Czechs, others, all have sought to wrongly dominate over others when they get the chance … Poles oppressed Ukies, so did Stalin … while Nazis partly helped Ukies, as they helped Baltics, Slovaks, others

    more detail:

    Post-WW1 arrangements were a disaster, not just the German humiliation, but also the set up of several artificial medium-size powers, which trampled upon and ignored smaller ethnicities

    Winners with new ‘mini-empires’ over other ethnics – Czechs, Poles, Serbs, Turks, Romanians
    Losers with no independence – Slovaks, Ukrainians, non-Serb Yugoslavs, Kurds; Hungary reduced, losing much territory

    Nov 1918, right as WW1 ends, newly-restored Poland INVADES Ukraine, Poland trying to restore its pre-1772 empire, takes Western Ukraine where city Lviv had majority Poles, but nearby rural areas were Ukrainian
    – 1923 Poland & USSR partition Ukraine, Stalin getting most
    – Poles were oppressive, accused of ‘genocidal’ measures against Ukrainian culture & language

    Ukraine hero Stepan Bandera (1909-59) fought Poles and Russians, he found Poles worse, because Stalin for all his faults allowed local language & culture
    – Ring of Poland’s neighbours – Germany, USSR, Czechoslovakia, Lithuania – all had beefs re Polish territory aggression, all funded Ukie nationalists
    – Poland catches Bandera and jails him in 1930s

    [MORE]

    Sep 1939 Bandera freed as Germany invades Poland, allies a while with Reich … huge anti-Polish battles by Ukies ‘Volhynia massacre’ killing many in what Poles call ‘genocide’
    – Bandera and some family then JAILED by Nazis after Bandera declares Ukraine independence, finally released as Nazis start losing, Bandera deepens anti-Stalin fight, why Russians hate Bandera so much
    – Stalin takes Ukraine part held by Poland, gives Poland part of Germany after WW2 as substitute

    Post-1945 Poland continues ethnic repressions of Ukrainians, ‘Operation Vistula’ ethnically cleanses them out of ancient areas, moves them into former Germany, now West Poland, Ukies crushed
    – Poland collaborates with USSR against Bandera and Ukies
    – Bandera killed by KGB in Munich Oct 1959, final Ukie rebel battle against USSR-Poland April 1960

    Since 2014, Ukies oppressed Russians inside Ukraine, Poles supported because they mostly hate Russians more than Ukrainians … tho you meet Poles with family killed by Ukies, and Ukie & Pole street gangs are starting to fight now that Poland is suddenly 10%+ Ukrainian

    Russia has a case now about how Ukraine has killed more than 13,000 Russians in Donbass since 2014 … but Russia arguably over-reacted with the scale of Ukraine invasion

    And now Poles are speaking again about taking back Western Ukraine for Poland, the area they won in 1918-23 … Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania all have claims in slicing up Ukraine with Russia

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  22. Z-man says:

    Christian Russia and nominally Christian America should rule the world from the Northern Hemisphere they own but have been kept apart for most of these last 100+ years from doing so mostly because of the actions of…. you know who.

  23. The Gypsies are a strange lot. Why never assimilated? They need their own Gilad to write The Wandering Romany Why?

    • Replies: @fnn
  24. anon[300] • Disclaimer says:
    @JR Foley

    “Stepan Bandera, a collaborator with Hitler who led the liquidation of thousands of Poles, Jews and other minorities. Ironically, Bandera is now considered a major hero by Zelensky’s government.”

    [When Nuland’s hand-picked Yatsenyuk resigned, he was replaced by Volodymyr Borysovych Groysman, “called the first Jewish Prime Minister of Ukraine.”]

    George Eliason is based in Donbass and writes about Ukraine war on Substack & Muckrack, where he published

    The Nazis Even Hitler Was Afraid of by George Eliason

    https://www.opednews.com/populum/page.php?f=The-Nazis-Even-Hitler-was-by-George-Eliason-Exile_Genocide_Hitler-Brownshirts_Hitler-Youth-140316-321.html

    “Ukrainian genocide committed against the Poles during World War II surpassed German and Soviet genocide …. [It] was marked by the utmost ruthlessness and barbarity, and … up until the present day, it has been denied or, at best, presented with reminders that all is “relative’ or other such evasions.”

    According to Szawlowski’s description of the methods the Banderites employed against the Poles at Volhynia, treachery was the most frequently used. The Banderites told the Poles they were one people and family with them and that it would be treason if they left. The Bandera groups even promised to protect them–in writing!

    What else separates the Banderas from every other genocidal perpetrator of the war is this: Even though the German SS had units dedicated to genocide, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) approached this mission with a zeal and barbarity that Hitler’s own units could not muster. They routinely tortured people with saws and axes, and used the most painful methods they could devise as means to kill them.

    The Bandera would attack using “self defense groups” that were locally organized. These civilian Banderas were the main force used to attack and slaughter the Poles. If any of the massacre victims managed to survive, they were torched, robbed, and killed by follow-up groups of women and children.”

    . . . but that ZUSA embraced:

    [John Kerry, Yatsenyuk]

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Replies: @JR Foley
  25. Smith says:

    The US is the next iteration of the British Empire/Western Roman Empire, it will never allow Russia/Eastern Roman Empire to succeed.

    • LOL: profnasty
  26. “and they participated in killing more then 30,000 Jews whose bodies were then thrown in the Babi Yar ravine near Kiev”.

    A good article ruined by this claptrap,

    When you read what the official version of the so called ‘Babi Yar’ massacre is you can’t but marvel at how easy it is to get people to believe utter and totally impractical nonsense,

    Imagine believing that firstly 30,000 people can be slaughtered by only a dozen soldiers, they all just lined up to accept their fate, never once thought to charge at the soldiers,

    That the soldiers, in an effort to save bullets, made the victims lie down in such a manner as to make it possible to kill more that one person per bullet round,

    And to top off such drivel, all these corpses were dug up later and incinerated on huge pyres of steel and wood, leaving not a single trace of their burial, exhumation and incineration,

    Until such time as lies of this magnitude are challenged and debunked then we in the west are stuck with the empire of lies and all that it brings.

    • Agree: Pop Warner, RedpilledAF
  27. To understand the current conflict, it is important to recall that Russians and Ukrainians once lived in relative harmony, when they were both part of the USSR

    “Relative harmony” as in 3 or 4 million Ukrainians starved to death by USSR’s Kremlin chief?

  28. @Degrellian

    You stopped reading in third grade.

  29. fnn says:
    @Durruti

    It seems odd that Clark was notorious for often praising National Socialism both at social occasions and in his diaries. He once made a young German woman break down in tears at a party due to this behavior. He was able to get away with such things due to his high social position and his reputation as one of those English aristocratic odd ducks who were once so common -and maybe still are. A lot of people thought his praise of NS as “the perfect system” was a long-running joke, but after so many instances after so many years some began to take him seriously. He also once admitted publicly that he was far more concerned with suffering of animals than he was with the suffering of humans- and couldn’t explain why. His highly unusual cast of may might have had no effect on his product as a historian, but some might think otherwise. For example, the question of what is going in in the mind of a historian when he is evaluating evidence.

    P.S. Clark once had some young National Front members visit his office and was as friendly with them as you’d expect given what we know.

  30. fnn says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    They seem to have a successful Group Evolutionary Strategy in that at least they’re not dying out, unlike the other peoples of Europe. But, as a parasitic group. they’ll eventually need a new host when the current host dies. Maybe Soros (Or the EU) can provide them with a think tank to explore that question.

  31. Karl1906 says:

    Great article! Very much appreciated!

    I’d like to add the aspect that the US were very desperate to “inherit” the world power status of the British Empire who also saw Russia and Germany as their biggest “problem”. Especially an alliance between the two nations was to be prevented at all cost.

    And once the US had taken over they basically continued this policy to this very day.

  32. bert33 says:

    If i were king i would soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo be firing a long string of people and working dialy with congress to clean up all this garbage

  33. Yes, so gently treated by Operation Barbarossa.

  34. “The Russian forces fought with patriotic zeal, and the foreign troops made little progress and were forced to withdraw in 1920.”

    Only, to end as slaves of the Bolshevik Jew … a pyrrhic victory at best!

  35. @Been_there_done_that

    Been there done that is a shameless liar.

    Not reinforcing the separatist militias with weapons was not among terms of the Minsk agreement. Everyone can read the text of the protocol; it only takes a minute. See the references below.

    And as a matter of fact, it is also obvious that the militias have been using the weapons that are from the old stock. Most probably they were taken from the local arsenal of the Donbass bases.

    Likewise he is denying that the imaginary coup d’état, as he is calling it was a violent and well organized rebellion. The fighting between the mobsters and the police forces was brutal.

    The mob was trained and prepared, they were using Molotov cocktails and shields. Later they brought firearms. A group of unidentified snipers killed about one hundred men during the riot.

    And if that was nothing, other than an EU effort to broker an agreement then what was Victoria Nuland doing there in the first place? Her conversation with the US ambassador was recorded; see the references.

    “I’m glad you sort of put him on the spot on where he fits in this scenario.” That was an orchestrated color revolution and a professional operation. He is denying that with nothing but sophistry.

    “So that would be great, I think, to help glue this thing and to have the UN help glue it. Fuck the EU!” – the US not only installed but also selected the new government, that came to power then.

    Last but not least, the agreement between the USSR and NATO was to not advance NATO eastward in the general sense. That agreement has not been kept, as anybody can see in the references below.

    Conclusion: Been there done that is a shameless liar and most probably a paid troll. His line of reasoning is no different from that of Talmudic pilpul, therefore he must be broadcasting from a Beit Chabad.

    [MORE]
    Minsk agreements
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsk_agreements#Text_of_the_protocol

    Ukraine crisis: Transcript of leaked Nuland-Pyatt call
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26079957

    NATO’s Eastward Expansion – Is Vladimir Putin Right?
    https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nato-s-eastward-expansion-is-vladimir-putin-right-a-bf318d2c-7aeb-4b59-8d5f-1d8c94e1964d

    The German foreign minister assured the Kremlin that: “For us, it is a certainty that NATO will not expand to the east. And that applies generally,” clearly meaning beyond just East Germany. The American, for his part, offered “ironclad guarantees that NATO’s jurisdiction or forces would not move eastward.” When Gorbachev said that NATO expansion was “unacceptable,” Baker responded: “We agree with that.”

  36. @Durruti

    Whoever you’re criticizing, it’s not Ron Unz, because he said nothing whatsoever to support the Nazi actions or planned actions in the Slavic countries. He pointed out comments by top Nazi figures consistent with their view that Slavs were inferior and that they should be allowed to kill their own babies before birth (abortion) or themselves prevent the conception of their children, whereas they thought that Germanic people should not be allowed to kill their babies or use contraception. Unz didn’t say that was good; he said it was not genocide.

    • Replies: @Durruti
  37. @Stephen Paul Foster

    It wasn’t Russians who ordered the Holodomor or the atrocities inflicted by the Soviet Communists against all the peoples of the Rus civilization (whether in Russia, its western ukraina (borderland), Belarus, etc.). Those decisionmakers and many of their enforcers were Jewish, in vast disproportion to their share of the population of those places.

    • Agree: Sorel McRae
  38. @Stephen Paul Foster

    He already discredited himself in the first paragraph by calling inhuman jewish bolsheviks patriotic Russians. Just another communist apologist who believes the same lies his ilk have been fed since Marx wrote their Bible

  39. We do live interesting times, indeed! For my part, I do believe that both the leadership of America and Russia is under the strangling thumb of the Zionists and thus it’s a joint effort to wipe out the remaining Nazis in Europe.

    Zelensky feeding the pipeline and Putin attacking and decimating it and that’s about the size of it. Additional profits from the war are just early bonuses to both, be it for Hanukkah or the orthodox Christmas!

  40. Salcio says:

    “This goes way back to the time of Lenin’s revolution in 1917 to replace the Tsar with a communist government. Along with more than a dozen other countries, in 1918 the US sent 13,000 troops to fight Lenin’s Bolshevik forces…
    If one has only a modicum knowledge of history he understands that it would be a blessing for Russia had Lenin’s Bolshevik be defeated.
    One can only regret that US did not put all her forces in Europe at the time to this conflict.
    Hopefully history will not repeat itself this time around.

  41. @Notsofast

    You would have thought that Russians would have done something to bolster their position in Transnistria before they launched the Ukraine operation, like maybe secretly sending in far more troops disguised as civilians and other preparations. It is obvious that their official contingent there isn’t sizeable and would be exposed from day 1 should Ukraine wish to retaliate. Probably with air and sea support the available military force there would be able to resist should Transnistria be attacked. If Poles and Romanians participate then their troops and tanks could be annihilated by missile attacks. Presumably Russians considered all this.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  42. The ZUS did not confront the bolsheviks aka communists aka zionist when they took over Russia and killed tens of millions of Christian Russians, the ZUS was one of the first nations to recognize the communist regime in Russia which was one of the most draconian, demonic , genocide regimes in history, that was just fine with the ZUS and then came the fake cold war with the ZUS pretending to be at war with the ZSoviet Union.

    It was only when the Russia people came out from under the communist regime in Russia and returned to their religious roots of Christianity that the ZUS had a problem with Russia as communists hate Christians more than anything else in the world and so now the goal of the ZUS is to kill as many Russians as possible in the Ukraine war, thus the sending of FED generated Billions to the communist/nazis in the Ukraine, money that is created out of thin air by the zionist privately owned FED and this debt will be , as always laid on the backs of the American people to be extorted from them by the zionist created IRS, you just can not make this shit up.

    Zionists are destroyers of nations and humanity, it is what they do , it is in their DNA.

  43. @anonymous

    I learned quite a bit from your comment, thank you. I’ll add that Russia will be wise not to give up that much territory.

    Taking the entire “ukrainian” Black Sea Coast so that it cannot be used for US naval and missile bases is perhaps most important. But why allow “the ukraine” to have any direct border with Russia at all when they will surely allow distant foreign aggressors to resume the encirclement of Russia.

    Don’t give up anything east of the River.

    Russia might succeed in splitting public opinion in neighboring countries if it offers a grand deal whereby every neighboring country gets at least a small piece of the land that was taken from them and added to the ukrainian SSR by force and arbitrary decree of the Georgian Soviet Communist dictator Ioseb Vissarionis dze Jughashvili (“Josef Stalin”) from 1939-1945.

    https://vblgoldfix.substack.com/p/dear-vlad-current-ukraine-borders?s=r

    https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/ukraine-lenin-putin/

    Poland gets the most, followed by smaller areas for Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. If Romania helps the US/“nato” to attack Russian troops or pro-Russian people in Transdniestria or the ukraine, of course, Russia should cut them out of the deal. In fact, the more I think about it, Russia should be telling Poland et al. that there’s no possibility of returning any of the Soviet-stolen land until the Poles and their ilk stop sending weapons to kill Russians (and, in practice, more ukrainians). Second, stop participating in economic sanctions against Russia. Let the central/eastern europeans who are indoctrinated by the US’s rulers choose between deprivation and lack of adequate affordable energy (in their current borders) … and a slightly larger country that has a reasonably priced long-term energy contract with Russia to boot.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  44. GMC says:

    How ironic that in 2005, Senator Obama went to Donetsk with 30 + million bucks to disarm the East Ukrainian army, but didn’t stop in Lvov to disarm the Bandera Nazi army. His flight continued into Russia, where he was detained over his PassPort – the Russians new the skinny on O bama all along.

    And here we are in 2022 – the US and 15 countries re-arming the Ukie Bandera Nazi armies and Russia rescuing East Ukraine and liberating the rest of Novi Rossiya.The Maidan was planned after Gorby and Yeltsin refused to redraw the Ukie borders in 1990. The NeoCons, Mossad and Cia must have had one hell of a party – celebrating that Win Win. And their plan is still ongoing.

    • Agree: Brad Anbro
  45. Agent76 says:

    February 12, 2022 Seventy-Seven Years Ago, U.S. and Russia Signed Historic Agreement at Yalta

    With tensions between the U.S. and Russia at historic levels and threat of a hot war breaking out in Ukraine, we would do well to remember FDR’s visionary leadership and pursuit of diplomacy.

    https://covertactionmagazine.com/2022/02/12/seventy-seven-years-ago-u-s-and-russia-signed-historic-agreement-at-yalta/

    Mar 2, 2022 3rd March 1918: Treaty of Brest-Litovsk signed between Russia and the Central Powers

    By the winter of 1917 the Russian economy was in tatters as a result of the strain of maintaining the war effort. Tsar Nicholas II had abdicated in February, and the subsequent Provisional Government was overthrown in the Bolshevik Revolution later that year after they continued to fight alongside the Entente Powers.

    • Replies: @GMC
  46. @Been_there_done_that

    Quoting from Jacques Baud, a Swiss Intelligence officer trained by both the British and US intelligence services:

    “In 2014, when I was at NATO, I was responsible for the fight against the proliferation of small arms, and we were trying to detect Russian arms deliveries to the rebels, to see if Moscow was involved. The information we received then came almost entirely from Polish intelligence services and did not “fit” with the information coming from the OSCE—despite rather crude allegations, there were no deliveries of weapons and military equipment from Russia.

    The rebels were armed thanks to the defection of Russian-speaking Ukrainian units that went over to the rebel side. As Ukrainian failures continued, tank, artillery and anti-aircraft battalions swelled the ranks of the autonomists. This is what pushed the Ukrainians to commit to the Minsk Agreements.”

    That should establish his bona fides.

    Here are a few more paragraphs:

    “But just after signing the Minsk 1 Agreements, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko launched a massive anti-terrorist operation (ATO/Антитерористична операція) against the Donbass. Bis repetita placent: poorly advised by NATO officers, the Ukrainians suffered a crushing defeat in Debaltsevo, which forced them to engage in the Minsk 2 Agreements.

    It is essential to recall here that Minsk 1 (September 2014) and Minsk 2 (February 2015) Agreements did not provide for the separation or independence of the Republics, but their autonomy within the framework of Ukraine. Those who have read the Agreements (there are very, very, very few of those who actually have) will note that it is written in all letters that the status of the Republics was to be negotiated between Kiev and the representatives of the Republics, for an internal solution to the Ukraine.

    That is why since 2014, Russia has systematically demanded their implementation while refusing to be a party to the negotiations, because it was an internal matter of the Ukraine. On the other side, the West—led by France—systematically tried to replace the Minsk Agreements with the “Normandy format,” which put Russians and Ukrainians face-to-face. However, let us remember that there were never any Russian troops in the Donbass before 23-24 February 2022. Moreover, OSCE observers have never observed the slightest trace of Russian units operating in the Donbass. For example, the U.S. intelligence map published by the Washington Post on December 3, 2021 does not show Russian troops in the Donbass.

    In October 2015, Vasyl Hrytsak, director of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), confessed that only 56 Russian fighters had been observed in the Donbass. This was exactly comparable to the Swiss who went to fight in Bosnia on weekends, in the 1990s, or the French who go to fight in the Ukraine today.

    The Ukrainian army was then in a deplorable state. In October 2018, after four years of war, the chief Ukrainian military prosecutor, Anatoly Matios, stated that Ukraine had lost 2,700 men in the Donbass: 891 from illnesses, 318 from road accidents, 177 from other accidents, 175 from poisonings (alcohol, drugs), 172 from careless handling of weapons, 101 from breaches of security regulations, 228 from murders and 615 from suicides.”

    For anyone else interested in what Baud has to say:

    https://www.thepostil.com/the-military-situation-in-the-ukraine/

  47. Durruti says:
    @RadicalCenter

    He [Unz]pointed out comments by top Nazi figures consistent with their view that Slavs were inferior and that they should be allowed to kill their own babies before birth (abortion) or themselves prevent the conception of their children, whereas they thought that Germanic people should not be allowed to kill their babies or use contraception. Unz didn’t say that was good; he said it was not genocide.

    And Unz is incorrect!

    comments by top Nazi figures consistent with their view that Slavs were inferior

    The inhumanity, the denigration of races, the labelling of one (or more) races as being inferior, opens the door to the abandonment of MORALITY, opens the door to the descent into HELL!

    Regardless of the views of Western Imperialists, of which the Zionist and Nazi iterations are just two evil branches, among many others, There is only one race.

    The Russian (Slavs), have been triggered into fighting for their very survival, by those who bent every effort to destroy their Nation. WW III began on November 22, 1963, with the elimination of the Kennedys, who were doing all they could to prevent it. The death toll since, from the wars against Vietnam, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, and Libya, among others, amounts to millions. The Planneddemic was part of this orchestrated decline in human culture (take your shot, take a booster, wear a mask, follow the arrow, OBEY! BELIEVE anything you are told), and served as a step toward the decline of Human Political Culture, that has prepared the way for another bloody war in Europe.

    Of course; the bad guys are inferior. Some things never change.

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Thanks: emerging majority
  48. This goes way back to the time of Lenin’s revolution in 1917 to replace the Tsar with a communist government. Along with more than a dozen other countries, in 1918 the US sent 13,000 troops to fight Lenin’s Bolshevik forces. Although this was gross interference in another country’s affairs

    A ridiculous statement and complete botching of history.

    Russians today don’t recognize the Bolsheviks as Russian. The White Army at the time welcomed any foreign assistance.

    Meaning the small contingent of troops that were sent to fight the Bolsheviks were fighting on the side of Russia while the Bolsheviks openly wanted to destroy Russian identity. The Marxist plan was to destroy all ethno-states and create a single Communist identity.

    Lenin’s revolution in 1917 wasn’t to replace the Tsar. It was to replace the provincial government with Communists. Meaning he wanted to wipe out a reform government that had already replaced the Tsar. A little tidbit often left out by leftists and liberals that want to depict the revolutionaries as fighting a dictator.

    The Communists were unwilling to share power and violently took over the newly formed government. They sent all of their enemies to camps including democratic leftists. Lenin was nearly killed by one in retaliation (Fanny Kaplan).

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  49. George Washington was right about entanglements. Reading about the savages of Europe and their tribalism makes your head swim. These savages never forget or forgive.

    • Agree: davidgmillsatty, Agent76
    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  50. @Reverend Goody

    I argue that Americans like me, who trace our ancestry back to the beginnings of this country, and who have seldom left the US, much less spent time in Europe, Asia or Africa, just can not appreciate the turmoil these people have constantly engendered over the last several millennia.

    North America is very isolated from the rest of the other continents of the world. And we have no appreciation for what has gone on in other parts of the world, particularly if we do not have ancestors that came here after 1900.

    And we want to heed George Washington. But it seems like our foreign policy (and our domestic policy more and more) is being run by people who disdain him.

  51. It should be added that Zelensky, as a political figure and the Azov group, was created and sponsored by the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky. Kolomoisky also, together with Vadim Rabinovich, created the first Jewish international news channel Jewish News One.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  52. I enjoyed Mr. Ryan’s historical summary, though I must admit I learned nothing new. In discussing Ukraine’s post-WWII history, I was surprised that he didn’t at least mention the role that Khrushchev, a native Ukrainian, played in gifting Crimea to Ukraine to administer instead of keeping it under Russian control. His reasons for doing so remain a mystery; some say he was drunk when he did it.

    At the time, Khrushchev’s precipitous action didn’t seem to be a big deal as Ukraine was part of the USSR. But it sure came back to bite Russia when the USSR fell.

    Crimea was a part of Russia since 1783, and the majority of its people were ethnic Russians. It’s little wonder that the vast majority voted overwhelmingly to return to Russia in their post-coup referendum.

    BTW, if Putin had liberated the Donbas at the same time he liberated Crimea, the world might not be headed to nuclear war. Both Obama and Trump were mostly level-headed, didn’t want war with Russia, and could have solved this problem at the negotiating table, while the US has a senile madman, who cares not for humanity, in the WH today.

  53. Vuki says:

    This has been in the plans since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Oil was used as a weapon in Afghanistan, and Russia could not respond in the same way as they are doing now, thus USSR was divided. Syria was the main stumbling block to using energy as was done with Afghanistan to attack the Russian, economy. Eliminating the Syrian leadership would have allowed transit of energy to Europe. The West wanted to eliminate Syria and connect gas pipelines from the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean to Europe through Yugoslavia. This failed due to Russian assistance to Syria. The energy card failed, so they opted to destabilize Ukraine first through color revolutions and when that failed they used the Nazi elements, knowing that Russia had no option but to eliminate this threat to her security. The sad part of this, as Scott Ritter writes, Ukrainian soldiers are being sacrificed for a moment of fame for the comedian Zelensky.

  54. Since this war started in Ukraine, there has been an amazing amount of censorship in our “freedom loving” West, with not only all Russian media being censored but also anyone in the West who is critical of the USA’s or the West’s portrayal of events in Ukraine. We are indeed living in interesting times.

    Westerns can’t think anymore. The Humanities which used to teach searching for truth, questioning everything, morals, etc have been destroyed by woke activists for last 30 years and the universities run parallel corporate vocation pipeline in STEM or business to just be a cog in the machine and lap up whatever Wall Street is shoveling who don’t question any societal structures and long as they are getting paid and laid.. This has lead to a public that is easily manipulated and TPTB who fully exert this advantage to their advantage. My parents were hippies in the 70s marching against nukes by the tens of thousands. Now on cusp of frekken nuclear war not a peep. It’s a amazing transformation.

    • Agree: Liza, DevilAdvocate
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  55. @RadicalCenter

    Yes, same argument I’ve been making for some weeks now—that the Ukraine SSR be dismantled as the Frankenstein Monster which the Bolsheviks and Soviets created as a strictly administrative structure WITHIN the USSR. All those stolen component parts taken from the nations you cited should be dangled by Russia as carrots desired by those denuded nations. That policy could be made explicit in a diplomatic manner–by a truly neutral third party if required by circumstances.

    Romania, Hungary and Slovakia would likely come around in a quiet sort of way, so as not to overly upset the “masters” in City of London and Wall \$treet. The hapless, but arrogant Polak regime would likely be obdurate. If they wake up and smell the coffee, they along with the other countries could draw their borders with Ukraine and Banderistan along the northern face of the Carpathian Mountains…a reasonably good defensive barrier.

    Of course, all these recipient countries would be obliged to declare their neutrality and perhaps even abandon NATO to its devices. Serbia would quickly join them. Such moves could make for an entirely new continental order in east-central Europe.

    • Replies: @Blissex
  56. @John Johnson

    When approached objectively, it is obvious that the Bolsheviks were actually COUNTER-revolutionaries. Various idealistic Marxist fanboys managed through their positions in academia and the mass media managed to muddy the waters on these facts.

    If one is to call the Bolsheviks “Revolutionaries”, it would be revolting against the various forces of reform in order to replace those possibly well-meaning intentions with their damnable “dictatorship of the proletariat”, which actually meant dictatorship by the “Vanguard of the Proletariat”, meaning the Khazarian intellectuals who sought, and achieved, all power for their own agendas.

    Tito’s #2 in his national communist Yugoslavian regime, Milovan Djilas, after his rupture with Broz, wrote a book which well describes the “Vanguard” nomenklatura. It was poignantly titled “The New Class”. Similar occurrences came about in Mao’s China, where sons of the party elite became known as essentially untouchable “Princelings”. Same basic M.O. and the same result.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  57. Mike Tre says:
    @meamjojo

    Perhaps a voluntary stay at the local mental health facility would do you some good.

    • Replies: @Herald
  58. @BuelahMan

    I also agree and note that all he has to cite for support is Wikipedia. I believe Unz has made short work of this canard elsewhere. It’s disappointing when otherwise defensible Russian positions are sullied by lowering them to holohoaxery.

  59. Cking says:

    John Ryan, I understand the hatred for the nazi’s however, the Bolshevik atrocities, 1920 Bolshevik Invasion of Poland, that threatened France and Germany, millions of people dead, 7 million orphans running around Lenin’s Moscow, and the Holodomor are inexcusably omitted in this recital. Viewing all the actors in this present Ukraine Crisis, I ask, Do you see the plan to take up Israel’s flag and plant it in the Pale of the Settlement which is Ukraine today? A Sidney Reilly caper with the long range strategy of ruling Russia from Moscow.

  60. @Durruti

    How can you tell a Pole from a Russian from a Ukrainian from a German by looking? You can’t. Yet these White Europeans keep fighting endlessly among themselves. White people never learn from history. They keep killing each other in great numbers even as their women refuse to have babies to replace the men getting killed. Who keeps instigating all these Brother’s Wars? What is the predominant ethnic group composing the Neocons? White people show how vapid they are by listening to scum like Victoria Nuland and fighting her neocon wars.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  61. @Here Be Dragon

    Not reinforcing the separatist militias with weapons was not among terms of the Minsk agreement.

    It was not necessary to state this explicitly because such activity was automatically subsumed under the stricter provision in Point 10. of both agreements:

    10. To withdraw illegal armed groups and military equipment as well as fighters and mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine.

    If military equipment must be withdrawn then it is necessarily not permitted to introduce it. Obviously, Russian army troops did not enter the area then, which is why the agreement refers to “fighters and mercenaries“.

    Even if some demonstrators at the Maidan were armed with crude weapons during the weeks of protests, this situation is not indicative of a coup. They were obviously upset, primarily by rampant presidential corruption and police violence, so they surely did not need any US guidance to direct their outrage, so to insinuate otherwise reflects an arrogant and patronizing attitude.

    …the US not only installed but also selected the new government…

    The opposition leaders were already in government and therefore did not need to be “selected“. These leaders also did not need to be installed by the US because they were the natural choice by the parliamentary majority to play a prominent role in the new government. Your peculiar interpretation of the tapped phone conversation is completely delusional in light of the actual facts, which contradict the presumptions you made.

    That agreement has not been kept…

    Like all the other promoters of the fake Russian narrative, you want to pretend that an understanding reached in negotiations in 1990 pertaining to Germany necessarily also covered any and all possible future circumstances that could not have even have been foreseen at the time, which is absurd on its face. I have previously linked to an interview with Gorbachev with a Russian publication a few years ago, in which he confirmed what is obvious, that the agreement, which has been kept, referred to Germany and not other countries.

    Of course you cannot contradict the fact that Russia formally agreed to NATO eastward expansion in 1997, so whatever was said in 1990 was rendered irrelevant. Your entire reasoning is completely ludicrous. Repeating such ridiculous talking points highlights the utter weakness of Russia’s position. Not surprisingly, you have made a fool of yourself by having called me a “shameless liar” even though readers can easily verify my claims to be correct while your assertions and warped interpretations are proven to be false.

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  62. Avery says:
    @follyofwar

    { Khrushchev, a native Ukrainian,}

    Khrushchev was ethnic Russian, but he grew up in Ukraine and was very fond of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.

    You are correct that if Putin had liberated Donbass at the time ofCrimea, things would be different now. But, here is my guess why he didn’t:

    – He knew the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization would do what they are doing now: sanctions, arms to UkroNazis, the whole ball of wax……
    – He needed time to insulate Russia from West’s financial weapons (e.g. SWIFT etc.), and strengthen links with China.
    – He needed time to perfect his new weapons, e.g. Kinzal, and train new professional troops.
    – Donbass republics crushed the UkroNazi army in 2014/2015: Putin had no reason at the time; ethnic Russians of Donbass were not in any immediate danger of ethnic cleansing or mass murder by UkroNazis.
    – He probably figured that Germany and/or France would force Kiev to abide by the 2014/2015 Minsk peace agreement, which they were obligated to do. (…I guess Putin figured them wrong…)

    But I think the biggest mistake was made by Gorbachev, who let USSR dissolve so haphazardly and based solely on West/NATO verbal promises. Gorbachev was in a good position to return Crimea to Russian SSR before the dissolution, plus Donbass, before agreeing to anything. The potent Soviet Army was still in East Europe. He could have also taken steps to ensure Ukraine would remain neutral (or neutered). What Putin is trying to do now at great cost: close off Ukraine’s access to the Black Sea.

  63. Mulegino1 says:

    US-Russia confrontation must be understood within the greater context of the collective west- Russia struggle which has existed at least since the times of Alexander Nevsky and the Northern Crusades.

    (The fact that Svyatoslav destroyed the slave trading Khazarian Empire must also be a driving factor.)

    While Peter the Great did much to aggrandize Russia, his westernization process was essentially antagonistic to the Russian world. Russia is within the sphere of Christendom yet not circumscribed by the strictly European/Renaissance/Enlightenment quantitative world view of the autonomous individual bound to purely contractual legalism.

    As the inimitable Kerry Bolton has pointed out, the Russian worldview is more anchored to the people’s historical and spiritual collective- the rodina and thus a fertile ground for messianism. This messianism is a purely Russian one rooted in Orthodoxy, not “scientific socialism” ( Marxism was largely a creature of classical British economics) or “social revolution,” both alien to

    As Bolton points out, Stalin the Georgian understood that, in order to build his socialism in one state, he would have to resort to resurrecting the authentic Russian culture, spiritual tradition and society. For this, of course, he earned the undying enmity of Davidovich Bronstein as is evinced in the seventh chapter of “The Revolution Betrayed”- with a very vitriolic reaction to the restoration of the traditional family unit.

    The Stalin-Trotsky schism was, I believe, one of the chief causes of the subsequent Cold War. The other was that Stalin insisted on the USSR having veto power at the UNSC.

    Trotsky’s spiritual descendants became the most ardent Cold Warriors, neocons, and social revolutionaries. They made the US the base for world revolution and continue to do so today under the guise of “democracy” and globohomo.

    • Agree: Cking
    • Thanks: GKWillie, Avery
  64. GMC says:
    @Agent76

    Livadia and the other places in Yalta are still open for business – but we don’t want any BS Americans – anymore. And I’ll lead the opposition against them and try to ……….. them.

    • Agree: Agent76
    • Replies: @Agent76
  65. Brest Litovsk lives on as the actual demarcation of the Russia / Europe border. What the writer does not want to admit is that after 10 weeks of war, the Russians are worse off than before the start of the war. It’s also costing them over 2B USD/week. The second part of this problem is that, it wouldn’t matter HOW much NATO or the EU/USA gives IN aid to Ukraine, if the Ukrainians didn’t fight. You can read the actual war progress on a neutral website; https://understandingwar.org/

    Finally, the animus between the two parties goes back to the establishment of the USSR. So much so, that the Ukraine fought the USSR during WWII and actually had an army of over 1M men to ensure their territorial integrity. It took the Soviets more than five years of additional war effort to subjugate the ‘partisans’ but not before elements of these took over the government of Ukraine and the USSR in the 1950’s, giving the USSR the only period in its history of a POSITIVE growth on its GDP. UPA – Ukrainska Povstanska Armia (Ukrainian Insurgent Army), this is from https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/ukraine-40s.htm, where the numbers are substantially understated by Soviet archivists.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Thanks: Cking
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @Blissex
  66. @follyofwar

    Many believe, even in Russia, that Khrushchev was a Ukrainian. But this is not quite true. Firstly, Khrushchev was born in the Kursk province (Russia), in the village of Kalinovka. It’s on the border with Ukraine. Khrushchev did not speak Ukrainian. Nina Kukharchuk – Khrushchev’s third wife was Ukrainian. Since 1922, Khrushchev lived and worked in the Donetsk region. From 1938 to 1947 Khrushchev held high positions in the Ukrainian SSR. Khrushchev’s ethnic origin is a controversial issue…
    Why did Khrushchev give the Russian Crimea to Ukraine….? Even under Stalin, the Jewish diaspora had its own interests regarding the status of Crimea in the future. Under Stalin, they failed to create their own autonomy there. Khrushchev, having come to power, held the XX Congress of the CPSU.(condemnation of Stalin) . It is much easier to take Crimea from Ukraine than from Russia.
    It is more correct to ask the question like this – Was Khrushchev a Trotskyist? I think not. But, It was under Secretary General Khrushchev that the return to the idea of a world revolution immediately catches the eye in the foreign policy of the USSR.
    Stalinism = Socialism in one country. Trotskyism = Permanent revolution.
    Trotsky(Bronstein) believed that a new workers’ state would not be able to hold out against the pressures of a hostile capitalist world unless socialist revolutions quickly took hold in other countries as well.
    Modern Trotskyists = American Neocons( William Kristol and Robert Kagan) with their PNAC project.

    • Agree: Mulegino1
    • Replies: @follyofwar
  67. Why did Pelosi go to Ukraine? Was she trying to cover up some of her own criminality in that highly corrupt nation? (not because of its regular citizens) We know about Hillary and the Clinton Foundations involvement. Why did so many of our leaders go there? Was Ukraine one of the ideal vacation spots of the world? lol

  68. @follyofwar

    I enjoyed Mr. Ryan’s historical summary, though I must admit I learned nothing new. In discussing Ukraine’s post-WWII history, I was surprised that he didn’t at least mention the role that Khrushchev, a native Ukrainian, played in gifting Crimea to Ukraine to administer instead of keeping it under Russian control.

    He also didn’t mention the 1994 Budapest Memorandum where Russia agreed to recognize the autonomy and borders of Ukraine which included Crimea.

    Funny that most of the Putin cheerleaders also fail to mention that agreement. It’s almost as if it undermines Putin’s reasons for the war which have actually changed three times now.

    • Replies: @Blissex
  69. Wokechoke says:
    @h74betatester

    Understandingwar is run by a Kagan Nudalman.

  70. Wokechoke says:
    @Height_776

    The Russo Ukraine war ought to be renamed the Russo-Talmudonudelman War.

    • Replies: @Height_776
  71. Where are we heading now? In the Book of Daniel, we read, “And both these kings [Great Britain and Russia.

    [MORE]
    In 1882 British troops occupied Egypt. Great Britain then took the role of “the king of the south”. Around the same time, Russia expanded its influence in the region, which previously belonged to Seleucus I Nicator, and took the role of “the king of the north”], their hearts (will be) to do mischief, and at one table (they) will speak a lie; but it will not succeed. Indeed yet (the) completion to (the) appointed time. And [the king of the north] will go back (to) his land with great wealth [1945. This detail indicated that after the previous victories Hitler will attack the Soviet Union and will fight to the bitter end]; and his heart (will be) against the holy covenant [Soviet Union introduced state atheism and believers were repressed]; and will act; and go back to his own land [1991-1993. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. The troops from the Soviet military bases returned to their country]. At the appointed time [he] will return back [Russian troops will return to where they were previously stationed. It also means the big crisis, plus the break-up of the EU and NATO. Many countries of the former Eastern block will return to a military alliance with Russia, but not everyone], and will enter into the south [because of ethnic conflict (Matthew 24:7)], but it will not be as the former [Georgia – 2008] or as the latter [Ukraine – now. It also will not evolve into WW3. This will happen only later, after Russia returns], then the dwellers of coastlands of Kittim [the distant West] will come against him, and (he) will broke down [mentally], and will go back.” (11:27-30a) This time it will be a world war not only by name. “The great power sword” will also be used. (Revelation 6:4) Jesus characterized him in this way: “A frightening things both and extraordinary (related to unusual phenomena) from sky powerful will be.” (Luke 21:11) Because of the use of these terrible weapons there will be significant tremors along the length and breadth of the regions [of strategic importance] and famines, and pestilences. Some ancient manuscripts contain the words “and frosts”. The Aramaic Peshitta: “and will be great frosts”. (Luke 21:11) We call this today “nuclear winter”. In Mark 13:8 there are also words of Jesus: “and disorders” (in the sense of confusion and chaos). The Aramaic Peshitta: “and confusion” (on the state of public order). This extremely detailed sign fits only one war. Jesus stated: “All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.” (Matthew 24:8) Other biblical writers also wrote about this war. (Numbers 24:23, 24; Isaiah 5:24, 25)

  72. Blissex says:

    «Primarily through the battles fought by Soviet forces, Nazi Germany was defeated»

    That is a famous myth: while the USSR had the largest losses, it had been defeated by the Nazi militarily, and would have collapsed without the enormous support (e.g. the Murmasnk convoys) of USA supplies. WW2 in Europe (like WW1) was won by the USA financial and industrial power, while UK, France, USSR, etc. had run out of money and had been militarily defeated. The USA in WW2 produced 300,000 fighter planes per year, and made in a few year 151 aircraft carrier (a large percentage of them big carriers). My usual quotes:

    «Nonetheless, John Maynard Keynes, the chief economic advisor to the new Labour Government, warned ministers in August 1945 that Britain’s world role was a burden which ‘… there is no reasonable expectation of our being able to carry …’ As he pointed out, the entire British war effort, including all her overseas military commitments, had only been made possible by American subsidies under the Lend-Lease programme.»

    «From as early as August 1941 – just two months after the Nazi invasion of the USSR – American convoy ships supplied the Soviets with what would eventually amount to more than 14,000 airplanes, 44,000 jeeps, 375,000 trucks, 8,000 tractors and 12,000 tanks. Not to mention 1.5 million blankets, 15 million pairs of army boots, 2.6 million tons of petroleum products and 4.4 million tons of food supplies.
    “The Americans gave us so many goods without which we wouldn’t have been able to form our reserves and continue the war”, admitted Georgy Zhukov, one of the Soviet Union’s most famous WWII generals.»

    • Agree: Cking
  73. profnasty says:
    @Wokechoke

    Sum offus hope the where will spread to Manhattan and DC.
    Some, not.

  74. Wokechoke says:
    @Commentator Mike

    They’ve built several enormous bunkers. The place is flooded with AKs, RPG7 and Kornets. I’m not sure the Ukrainians have much offensive capability tbh. They’d have as much trouble if not more than the Russians had around Kiev. The Ukrainians would have to use their best assault formations to make a dent in Transnistria. Then what? Kill women and children?

    Nah. I expect the Ukies to defend hard around Kharkov and Dnipro and Zaparozdia on the Dneiper. That’s when their strategic reserve gets used, if they got one.

  75. profnasty says:

    Love how Ron makes it so easy to ignore some comments. It’s almost like,,,sniff,,,victory.

  76. Blissex says:

    «The potent Soviet Army was still in East Europe.»

    By 1990 the USSR armed forces were paper tigers, and after the USSR collapse all USSR secrets were sold cheaply, and NATO experts had access to all records and evidence, and they found that the USSR armed forced were much weaker than the USA industrial-military complex propaganda had made look like, from the non-existent “missile gap” onwards.

    One of the reasons why the USSR collapsed is that it could no longer afford to import cereals to feed its cities, and while the military was prioritized, I doubt the USSR could feed the military either; there were many stories of USSR regiments raising pigs and chickens and farming allotments to feed themselves.

  77. We want WWIII

    AS RUSSIA ADVANCES IN DONBASS WEST ‘SEEKS VICTORY’ IN UKRAINE, INVITING DISASTER INSTEAD



    Video Link

  78. Blissex says:
    @h74betatester

    «the animus between the two parties goes back to the establishment of the USSR. So much so, that the Ukraine fought the USSR during WWII and actually had an army of over 1M men to ensure their territorial integrity. It took the Soviets more than five years of additional war effort to subjugate the ‘partisans’ »

    That’s the usual terminology takeover: that was the *ruthenian* fascist xenophobes, from northern and southern Ruthenia, in what was before WW2 eastern Poland, and they fought with the nazis against the USSR, and then a proxy war, funded by the USA, against the USSR, once the nazis were defeated.

    Those ruthenian xenophobe fascists are like the polish xenophobe fascists dreaming of the prometheist “Intermarium” and recreating the lithuanian-polish-ruthenian empire that was defeated in 1795 by Catherine II.

    In older times “Ukraine” indicated the area around Dnipro, where the “malorossians” ended up living, and the term has been appropriated by the ruthenian xenophobe fascists to lay claim to both halves, the ruthenian west and the ukrainian east (just like it had been appropriated by the soviets for the same purpose).

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

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/content/articles/2007/04/16/marina_lewycka_rony_robinson_feature.shtml
    «I even found my family on the internet! I found my mother’s 88 year old sister which meant I could go back to Ukraine as an insider not just a tourist. I really saw both halves of the country that way; westward-looking Kiev which is Catholic and very different from the east, which is a lot closer to the Soviet Union. A lot of people speak Russian in the east so in Ukraine there are two very disparate cultures in one country.»

    http://ww2today.com/1-march-1944-the-red-army-marches-across-ukraine
    «The population welcomed us warmly, regardless of how hard it was for them to provide food to soldiers; they always found some nice treats — some villagers boiled chicken, others boiled potatoes and cut lard (soldiers dubbed this kind of catering ‘a grandmother’s ration’). However, such attitudes were common only in the Eastern Ukraine.
    As soon as we entered the Western Ukraine, that had passed to the Soviet Union from Poland in 1940, the attitude of the population was quite different — people hid from us in their houses, as they disliked and feared the Muscovites and Kastaps [a disparaging name for Russians in Ukraine – translators comment]. Besides that, those places were Bandera areas, where the nationalistic movement was quite strong.
    »

  79. @follyofwar

    Yet these White Europeans keep fighting endlessly among themselves. White people never learn from history. They keep killing each other in great numbers even as their women refuse to have babies to replace the men getting killed. Who keeps instigating all these Brother’s Wars? What is the predominant ethnic group composing the Neocons?

    Putin is a dictator and started this war. Putin could end it with a single command.

    Sorry but you can’t blame this one on the Jews.

    The problem is that an insecure loser is in charge of the world’s largest country and is probably terminal.

    Russia has had a negative birth rate for decades so his defenders can’t even argue that Russian culture has that advantage over the west. Their economy has also been in decline for a decade which shows that Putin understands economics about as well as war strategy.

    A dying country attacking a smaller neighbor for reasons that the little boots dictator can’t even keep consistent. First it was NATO, then Neo-Nazis, and now Donbass.

    If Russian soldiers could vote the outcome then this war would be over. They would go back to their borders and curse Putin as a lunatic. There are thousands of reports showing Russian soldiers were not only duped but given lousy equipment.

    A horrible and needless war that reduces the White global minority even further. And Israel profits but don’t bother explaining that to that so-called White Nationalists at Unz that consider any dissenting viewpoint to be Jewish. A real brain trust.

    • LOL: follyofwar
  80. Mulegino1 says:

    Russia is winning this war on the battlefield decisively, and in doing so, is achieving its long term security goals both in a geopolitical and economic sense.

    Everyone who claims to know what the “Russian playbook” is or what the plans of the General Staff were at the beginning of the conflict is either lying or has no idea about what this Russia-NATO conflict is about.

    Time, logistics, and firepower are on the Russians’ side.

    This is not about the “defeat” of Russia, it is about weakening the Russian strategic position and achieving a complete rupture between Russia and the EU.

    The first objective will fail. Nations-representing 80% of the world’s population- have refused to comply with any sanctions regime.

    The big losers are the EU nations- particularly Germany.

    By demanding boycotts on Russian energy, this may be the Atlanticist-Zionists’ final ploy to achieve a “kill two birds with one stone” approach via weakening Russia and the final implementation of the Morgenthau Plan – the pastoralization and total impoverishment of Europe. Germany, as the heart of Europe, cannot survive as an industrial power without Russian energy and agricultural imports.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  81. I appreciate the brief recap of historical events in this global hotspot. It does challenge the US’ and West’s contention that we operate from noble ideals.

    I, for one, admire Putin for what he feels forced to do. The US and NATO deserve a good spanking.

  82. Herald says:
    @Mike Tre

    And if he won’t go voluntarily…

  83. Herald says:
    @Humbert Humbert

    The US is also itching for the Poles to get into a stupid fight and the Poles are servile enough to do it.

  84. @Mulegino1

    Russia is winning this war on the battlefield decisively, and in doing so, is achieving its long term security goals both in a geopolitical and economic sense.

    Which long term security goals are being achieved?

    NATO nukes in Poland are still minutes from Moscow so do explain how encouraging the expansion of NATO (Finland and Sweden now interested in joining) and an increase in military spending by Western nations was worth killing over 60k Ukrainians and Russians.

    By demanding boycotts on Russian energy, this may be the Atlanticist-Zionists’ final ploy to achieve a “kill two birds with one stone”

    Ploy of Atlanticist-Zionists? Do explain how Jews lose in all this given that Israel doesn’t have to boycott Russian energy and in fact will get cheaper oil.

    Try explaining using logic and reason.

    the pastoralization and total impoverishment of Europe. Germany, as the heart of Europe, cannot survive as an industrial power without Russian energy and agricultural imports.

    Germany isn’t ran by Jews and has very few in government. Overrepresentation of Jews in German government ended in the 1930s. So what is your point here?

    • Replies: @Mulegino1
  85. “For the record, it should be noted that Zelensky won the presidential election in April of 2019 against the incumbent Poroshenko with 73% of the vote. His election platform was based on establishing good relations with Russia and promising to enact the Minsk agreement with Donetsk and Lugansk. Obviously, this is what the bulk of the Ukrainian population wanted. However, Zelensky totally backed off from these electoral promises, seemingly because of threats to his life by the Azov-Nazis. So this shows the power of these reactionary forces.”

    Or maybe it shows that Zelinsky was a lying sack of shit (like basically ALL politicians, more or less.)

    Being a willing pawn/whore (with his ownership split between oligarch Ihor Kolomoiski and the USA neocons) that allows his people to be used as cannon fodder by the USA/NAZO for their political ends, and NOT for the real needs of those very citizens, seems to pay incredibly well, indeed: https://sputniknews.com/20220426/wheres-the-money-zelensky-dutch-party-asks-ukraines-prez-to-account-for-850-mln-personal-wealth-1095067872.html

    • Agree: JR Foley
  86. @Durruti

    Western Imperialists, of which the Zionist and Nazi iterations are just two evil branches

    With that single phrase, you place the entirety of your ignorance on display.

    There is only one race.

    And with that one, you underscore it.

    You have some homework to do, Doc.

  87. @emerging majority

    If one is to call the Bolsheviks “Revolutionaries”, it would be revolting against the various forces of reform in order to replace those possibly well-meaning intentions with their damnable “dictatorship of the proletariat

    What do you mean “if one is to call”? They referred to themselves as revolutionaries.

    They did not accept the provincial government and wanted to achieve the following:

    1. Elimination of all competing parties including Democratic Socialists
    2. Elimination of religion (though Judaism and Islam were given a pass)
    3. Elimination of free speech
    4. Elimination of Russian identity
    5. Elimination of private property
    6. Implementation of a Bolshevik dictatorship with absolute power

    Yes that is revolutionary. It doesn’t matter that they were fighting fellow revolutionaries. Same thing happened in the Spanish Civil war.

    The Communists wanted a complete re-ordering of society which was far more revolutionary than anything the world had seen prior to 1917. We don’t say that one group is no longer revolutionary just because they are fighting an existing revolution.

    The Bolsheviks described themselves as revolutionary and their actions are well within the standard definition. They wanted an expansion of power to the Communist party and not a democratic government.

    Similar occurrences came about in Mao’s China, where sons of the party elite became known as essentially untouchable “Princelings”. Same basic M.O. and the same result.

    So what? Dictatorships lead to elitism and favoritism which was well known before 1917. Karlton Marx didn’t care at all about the lessons learned from the Greeks, Romans or French. Farther Marx knows best and swears a dictatorship will work this time cause your local union will be running the show. Genius plan.

    Thanks God the Germans gave the Communists a swift defeat early on. Too bad the Russians have proven themselves time and again to be comfortable with loser dictators like Stalin and Putin. They really do seem to have serf genes as some have suggested. A domesticated people.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  88. Blissex says:
    @emerging majority

    «The hapless, but arrogant Polak regime would likely be obdurate. If they wake up and smell the coffee, they along with the other countries could draw their borders with Ukraine and Banderistan along the northern face of the Carpathian Mountains…a reasonably good defensive barrier.»

    The polish-lithuanian-ruthenian empire that they fantasize recreating extended to the Black Sea coast, the “Intermarium”. They would think themselves traitors to leave behind that fantasy.

    «Of course, all these recipient countries would be obliged to declare their neutrality and perhaps even abandon NATO to its devices.»

    That’s not a realistic option: they are USA protectorates, and their elites would not be allowed to “betray liberal democracy”.

  89. Mulegino1 says:
    @John Johnson

    Which long term security goals are being achieved?

    The demilitarization of Ukraine. The creation of a neutral/ friendly buffer state in rump Ukraine, and the control of the entire Black Sea coast providing a land bridge to Transnistria. That means that whatever is left of the Zionazi element will be confined to a small, land locked western region which will probably be divided up between Poland and Hungary.

    NATO nukes in Poland are still minutes from Moscow so do explain how encouraging the expansion of NATO (Finland and Sweden now interested in joining) and an increase in military spending by Western nations was worth killing over 60k Ukrainians and Russians.</blockquote

    To my knowledge, NATO has still not placed active nukes in Poland, but the strike which destroyed its training base in Yavorov (near Lvov) showed its leadership that Russia does indeed mean business and can strike via conventional means anywhere in Europe.

    Besides, NATO does not have the means to win a conventional war with Russia in Eastern Europe. Its leadership may be insane but hopefully not insane enough to trigger a nuclear conflict.

    Ploy of Atlanticist-Zionists? Do explain how Jews lose in all this given that Israel doesn’t have to boycott Russian energy and in fact will get cheaper oil.

    International Jewry will lose big time in Ukraine, whether Israel gets a better price on oil or not. Israel is not really a major geopolitical player- it is a center of operations for one branch of Zionism; acquiring Ukraine and Crimea were a major goal of the Zionists thwarted by Stalin when he gave them Birobidjan instead. This was one of the major motivations of the Maidan coup- led by the wife of the arch-neocon Kagan. They wanted a restored Kingdom of Khazaria.

    Germany isn’t ran by Jews and has very few in government. Overrepresentation of Jews in German government ended in the 1930s. So what is your point here?

    Germany isn’t run by Germans either, in the sense of political control. It’s a NATO satrap, and NATO’s purpose, as Hastings Ismay put it, was to “Keep the Yanks in, the Russians out and the Germans down.” NATO and the IMF are the instruments of military and financial extortion of the Atlanticist-Zionist bloc.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  90. Blissex says:
    @John Johnson

    «He also didn’t mention the 1994 Budapest Memorandum where Russia agreed to recognize the autonomy and borders of Ukraine which included Crimea.»

    And even if the Budapest memorandum was not binding, but an MOU, it has been fully respected by the Russian Federation: the Autonomous Republic of Crimea terminated their membership of the Ukraine, which is an absolute right under the U.N. Charter, and applied for the second time for membership of the Russian Federation. Just like in 1991 Ukraine terminated their membership of the USSR and later applied for membership of the EU. On their second application for Russian Federation membership, it was accepted. The first time it was refused:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26681653
    Because Mr Meshkov was the first – and so far only – president of Crimea. He was elected in 1994, by a landslide, on a platform of reuniting the Ukrainian peninsula with Russia. Like an eager suitor, he hopped on a plane to Moscow… only to find his overtures to Boris Yeltsin rebuffed. The Russian president was far too concerned with building a relationship with the West

    The Russian Federation never invaded or annexed the Autonomous Republic of Crimea; there were already RF military forces in Crimea, but they were there entirely legally because of a treaty between RF and Ukraine for which the RF paid a large sum to Ukraine.

    Similarly the Russian Federation did not invade the Donbas in 2014 to defend it against the war of aggression and ethnic cleansing started by the ukrainian government, because it was an internal matter in Ukraine, as the Donbas region wanted mere autonomy within Ukraine, rather than independence.

    When the Donbas regions did declare independence on 16 February 2022, the Russian Federation recognized that independence, signed a treaty of mutual defense with the Donbas republics, and waited a week for the ukrainian government attacks against the Donbas to stop, and since those attacks instead increased, a week later it counterattacked (rather than invaded) together with the armed forces of the Donbas republics. The only significant legal question is whether the counterattack went too far.

    Fully legally under U.N. Charter rules, and far more legally than the war of aggression by NATO against Yugoslavia, which was “morally” justified by made up claims of widespread atrocities.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  91. JWalters says:
    @Here Be Dragon

    The depth of craftiness in the liars behind the curtain cannot be overestimated. Here’s an account of how the editors of the London Times censored reports on the Communist Russia revolution from their top reporter in Russia at the behest of Zionists in England. From the deeply researched book by legendary WWII reporter Douglas Reed,
    The Controversy of Zion, Chapter 32 The World Revolution Again
    http://www.controversyofzion.info/Controversybook/Controversybook_eng_32.htm

    • Thanks: Here Be Dragon
  92. JWalters says:
    @Anon

    He looks to me like a decently educated disinformation agent. Too much centrally relevant information ignored.

  93. anon[254] • Disclaimer says:

    In the meantime, on the basis of Nazi racial policy all Slavic people, Jews, Roma and black people were considerd Untermenschen or “subhuman” and “inferior people” who, if at all possible, were to be exterminated in one way or another.

    You link to a Wikipedia article to support this claim. The Wikipedia article itself relies primarily on secondary sources (i.e. purely subjective) books and commentaries, which obviously are heavy with assertions and limited as far as actual facts go.

    Primary sources please? Why don’t you pull up the text of the Nuremberg laws themselves. Strangely enough, no one ever cares to do so 😊 (I wonder why?), preferring instead to characterize them based on preconceived notions of what the laws are supposed to mean.

    The laws in question only protect the rights of German citizens vis-a-vis foreigners (of which Jews are included for good reason), which is basically no different from what any other nation does, Israel being a good case in point.

    The Nuremberg Laws are domestic laws intended for internal application within Germany, which is its right as a sovereign nation. You disingenuously drew some connection between Nuremberg Laws and German foreign policy, the invasion of Ukraine and Russia, etc. Total non-sequitur. How Germany conducts its foreign policy in a time of war has nothing to do with Nuremberg Laws. It was in fact German policy to cooperate with “non-Aryan” people on a political level. There were no “black” people in Germany to regard as “untermensch.” It was the United States that practiced segregation and Jim Crow. Funny how the victor nation projects its own shortcomings onto the loser nation, huh? What about Great Britain and its colonies? Israel and Palestine? How did the Soviet Union treat the white Slavic Russians living within its own territorial domain? LOL Double standards anyone?

    Can you show me any mention of racial ideology in the text of the Nuremberg Laws? It is the commenters and interpreters who project their own biases onto these laws, not the laws themselves that appeal to racial ideology. This is what is called isogesis, as opposed to exogesis. I recommend that you look it up the distinction.

    • Replies: @anon
  94. anon[230] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    As far as Jews being treated as foreigners go, did Jews in Germany even consider themselves German? No. How did Jews respond to Napoleon’s offer of assimilation? Did they accept it? No. In fact, they believe they have a divine right to rule over other nations. Let’s not beat a dead horse though.

  95. @fnn

    He once made a young German woman break down in tears at a party due to this behavior.

    poor thing.

    Had been trained in being a good doggie only to be confronted with someone who didn’t buy it. No wonder she cried.

    • Agree: Durruti
  96. @Been_there_done_that

    Once again you are denying the obvious, while at the same time creating false arguments which you probably expect me to refute now. This is stupid and boring.

    First of all, to withdraw illegal armed groups and equipment from Ukraine does not obligate Russia of anything. The agreement was not between Ukraine and Russia, but between Ukraine and the republics of Donbass.

    Second, it doesn’t follow – either automatically or otherwise, even with Talmudic dialectics applied here in an idiotic manner, that Russia had to refrain from reinforcing the militias with weapons.

    Likewise, there are articles from respectable sources, none of which can be accused of being pro-Russian and it’s in those references where you can find the reasoning which is, as you say, completely ludicrous.

    Before you ever try again to argue with me take Ritalin or something. Your logic and reasoning are so weak it’s unworthy of my time, so go play somewhere.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  97. @Blissex

    And even if the Budapest memorandum was not binding, but an MOU

    It was not an MOU. It was a signed agreement like any other and ends with:

    This Memorandum will become applicable upon
    signature

    Why don’t you read the actual text before commenting:
    https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2014/eirv41n08-20140221/34-35_4108.pdf

    Russia signed an agreement whereby they acknowledge the borders of Ukraine which includes Crimea.

    The deal was that Ukraine hands over their nukes in exchange for Russian recognition of their sovereignty.

    Here is the actual text that they signed and agreed to:
    The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their commitment to
    Ukraine, in accordance with the principles of the CSCE
    [Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe]
    Final Act, to respect the Independence and Sovereignty
    and the existing borders of Ukraine.

    That included Crimea which historically has spent more time under the Turks than the Russians. Another little tidbit you won’t hear on Russian State TV.

    the Autonomous Republic of Crimea terminated their membership of the Ukraine

    There is no Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

    Crimea was annexed by Russia. They are under Russian law which means they lost their right to vote for their political leaders.

    They are a Russian enclave.

    If you disagree then feel free to tell me when their next presidential election is.

    The Russian Federation never invaded or annexed the Autonomous Republic of Crimea; there were already RF military forces in Crimea, but they were there entirely legally because of a treaty between RF and Ukraine for which the RF paid a large sum to Ukraine.

    You are making stuff up. There was never a large sum paid to Ukraine. Russia sent in “green little men” (soldiers pretending to be rebels) and they took it by force. Then they held a scam election that no one believed since 25% of the population is Ukrainian but the vote was 97% for joining Russia. Well that scam election was their last one. Now they live under the dictatorship of Putin and their economy has been in decline ever since.

    Have a look at life under the great dictatorship from a non-Western source:
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/21/the-devastating-human-economic-costs-of-crimeas-annexation

  98. Ukrainians once lived in relative harmony

    I( quit reading at that point. That statement is only true if you a loose definition of “harmony.” Ukrainians were routinely the object of discrimination in the Soviet Union. Unless you were “Great Russian” you would not go far in the Soviet Military.

    Statements about Ukraine being fascist or empowering fascists are nothing but Putinist lies. Russia is a fascist state with Putin at the top of the political and corruption heap.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  99. @Mulegino1

    The demilitarization of Ukraine. The creation of a neutral/ friendly buffer state in rump Ukraine, and the control of the entire Black Sea coast providing a land bridge to Transnistria. That means that whatever is left of the Zionazi element will be confined to a small, land locked western region which will probably be divided up between Poland and Hungary.

    You are telling me the original plan. That isn’t an explanation.

    Tell me the exact scenario this plan defends against compared to existing borders.

    Keep in mind that missiles in Atlantic submarines are less than 5 minutes from Moscow.

    To my knowledge, NATO has still not placed active nukes in Poland

    Well we know for certain that they are in Germany and the missiles are Mach 5 which is 1.5 km per second.

    Besides, NATO does not have the means to win a conventional war with Russia in Eastern Europe.

    It has been known for years that a nuclear war between Russia and NATO would destroy the world. Are you not aware of this?

    That is why none of this makes any sense. Nukes from German, Poland, Ukraine, Atlantic subs, it doesn’t matter. So I’d like to know exactly how killing thousands of Whites and creating a puppet state prevents missiles from destroying Moscow.

    Putin has already backed away from that explanation so you might want to re-think it. He has switched to taking Donbas as the justification for the war. His NATO explanation never made sense and not a single person here has explained it in the context of Mach 5 missiles, especially since Ukraine doesn’t even qualify for NATO and is not invited.

    International Jewry will lose big time in Ukraine, whether Israel gets a better price on oil or not. Israel is not really a major geopolitical player

    Do explain how. You don’t seem to deny that Israel gets cheap oil from this war. So clearly you acknowledge that a country filled with Jews will benefit. So wealthy influential Jews like Soros will lose somehow? Explain all this.

  100. @Durruti

    It is not so much that WWIII started on such and such a date, but that WWII never ended.

    • Replies: @Durruti
  101. @allgoodnamestaken

    The template for what has now long been a deliberate dumbing down of the American people, most specifically the Great Overwashed, was established early in the 20th Century by the likes of John Dewey and James Bryant Conant. Both of them taught at the Columbia University school of education which was heavily endowed by John D. Rockefeller.

    One of those “gentlemen”, I believe it was Dewey who remarked (paraphrasing here) “that we don’t need to teach these people Latin, Greek, calculus, advanced history and world geography. We just need them to work in our factories, shops and offices and grow food.” With more well-applied grants, the Robber Barons saw to it that Columbia became the master template for colleges of education all across the fruited plain.

    Some years ago I encountered a ca 1906 test given to Kansas students who wished to graduate 8th grade. Being somewhat of an ambulatory encyclopedia, it was just possible to squeeze through that test. Having encountered a significant number of PHD’s over the years, it is my considered opinion that the majority of them, being highly specialized in their particular fields and not “burdened” with anything remotely resembling a classical education, would have failed that test.

    Today’s educational morass is staffed by teachers, who on a good day might possibly achieve 110 on an I.Q. test, but its likely that on the middle school level, very few of them would soar that high. High school is still cluttered with pep rallies and intramural sports, where there are pipelines for the superior athletes beginning at ridiculously young ages. Sports, thus, becomes the central focus of the process. No civilized nation follows that prescription. School dances and the greenhousing of horny adolescent boys with girls in the same age group—again most extremely in the middle school years– is probably the foundation of America’s outrageous divorce rate.

    A friend of mine who lived in Israel for some number of years, noted that particularly in the commonplace Yeshivas there is no such thing as co-educational classrooms for younger teens and perhaps the older ones as well. Much like America’s private academies, it has long been realized by discerning observers, that such institutions tend to create students who excel in their studies rather than sitting in the classroom listening to regurgitated pabulum emanating from those aforementioned schools of edjumacasion.

    American colleges are chock a block with binge drinking on weekends. Ask yourselves why. For years they have been infantilized and coddled and once away to “higher education” its time to party down and hook up. Little wonder that achievement standards in American schools have steadily declined for decades.

    • Agree: allgoodnamestaken
    • Thanks: JR Foley
  102. @John Johnson

    Dumkopf. Putin could be described as an authoritarian, but certainly not a dictator. Dictatorship is one-man rule. Period. Though an autocrat, Putin is part of a consortium. In such a set-up, with historical memory of the Bolsheviks and the Stalinoids; those Russians who rise to the top of the political order are quite wary of dictatorship and would take steps to eliminate the problem.

    Having encountered your peregrinations in the past, I am of the opinion that you happen to be a devout Russophobe and probably approve of the WEF/ New World Order agenda. As for myself, the enemy of my enemy is not himself my enemy. Capisce?

    The globalists are sons of riches working with Khazarian Mafiya financial overlords. They are the actual would-be world dictators.

    To quote Eldridge Cleaver: “If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem”. So whose side are you on “John Johnson”? Do you happen to be of Khazarian extraction and justify all your writings by your readings of the Babylonian Talmud…or does some agency cut your paycheck?

    • Agree: allgoodnamestaken
  103. @John Johnson

    Here you deliciously cite Al Jazeera, a wholly owned communications subsidiary of a Gulf Dictatorship. Two-faced hypocrite.

  104. Agent76 says:
    @GMC

    Thanks, and I am on your side and thinking GMC! Be sure and watch out for these corrupt and evil folks.

    May 1, 2022 Speaker Pelosi meets Zelenskyy in unannounced visit to Kyiv

    ABC News Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell reports on the Russian invasion of Ukraine on “This Week.”

    Ukraine is the key to unlocking massive corruption involving US politicians!

  105. Durruti says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    It is not so much that WWIII started on such and such a date, but that WWII never ended.

    Nice thought provoking insight. Following this line of reason, one might argue that WW I never ended. As with boxing, we received one minute of rest, and then resumed beating Nations’ heads in once again.

    There was a pause in the rate of butchery between the WWs. Some 20 years from WW I, to WW II, and 18 years (by my reckoning), between WW II & WW III. The powered up assault against Vietnam, and by intent, against Russia and China, began shortly after JF Kennedy‘s assassination.

    The sad history of in/Humanity is that they/we cannot avoid the all too often massive butcheries – so popular with Hollywood movie makers and Wargamers (as long as they may avoid frontline duty, or their homes being in the line of fire -Napalm, etc.).

    Then we have the haters – who deny our common ancestry.

    As an early Christmas Present, I include a link to my favorite music. Do you think we will ever get there?

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  106. Robbing houses

    Ready to shoot own leg to quit

    Mass desertions

    Tank regiment destroyed

    Completely demoralized soldiers

    Boy the 72 hour special military operation is going smoothly. Are we still in mop up phase?

    Enjoy those newly shipped howitzers.

  107. Bukowski says:

    The claim that the nazis wanted to exterminate all Slavs is communist propaganda. In Ukraine the soviets killed millions of people by deliberately starving them to death in 1932-33.
    http://ucrdc.org/Film-Harvest_of_Despair.html

    I would also point out that the soviets long claimed that the nazis committed the Katyn massacre of Polish officers when they themselves were responsible for this atrocity.
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=56206

    • Replies: @JR Foley
  108. fnn says:
    @Blissex

    US also played a big role in starting the war itself by pushing Britain to give Poland the blank check war guarantees in March 1939:
    http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com/search?q=poland+

    Hoover would document his conversations with the various people he met with. An example is provided of Hoover’s meeting with Kennedy on May 15, 1945. Kennedy indicated he had over 900 dispatches which he could not print without consent of the U.S. Government. He hoped one day to receive such permission as it was Kennedy’s intention to write a book that would:

    …put an entirely different color on the process of how America got into the war and would prove the betrayal of the American people by Franklin D, Roosevelt.

    …Roosevelt and Bullitt were the major factors in the British making their guarantees to Poland and becoming involved in the war. Kennedy said that Bullitt, under instructions from Roosevelt, was constantly urging the Poles not to make terms with the Germans and that he Kennedy, under instructions from Roosevelt, was constantly urging the British to make guarantees to the Poles.

    He said that after Chamberlain had given these guarantees, Chamberlain told him (Kennedy) that he hoped the Americans and the Jews would now be satisfied but that he (Chamberlain) felt that he had signed the doom of civilization.

    Kennedy said that if it had not been for Roosevelt the British would not have made this most gigantic blunder in history.

    Kennedy told me that he thought Roosevelt was in communication with Churchill, who was the leader of the opposition to Chamberlain, before Chamberlain was thrown out of office….

    You can find the same info in several articles on this site or in Hoover’s posthumously published wartime memoirs, Freedom Betrayed.

  109. The Ukraine War is just a battle in a much larger war, WWIII really, which started years ago, with the spasms of a dying empire. With nuclear weapons, wars really are “existential”. Do the empire seeks domination economically and through subversion such as color revolutions and coups and support for self-destructive fanatics — and proxy wars, such as the Ukraine. The Empire is not just one of “Lies”; it is one of “Delusions” for it cannot win, without adaptation but its goals are retrogressive. It is a static culture. Eurasia is much more dynamic. Great challenges, which are for them existential, drive adaptation and change, and sideline ideology. https://julianmacfarlane.substack.com/p/why-rome-fell-and-the-us-will-too?s=w

  110. @Blissex

    Of those incredible levels of Lend-Lease supplies to Russia, it would seem from research that those 375,000 trucks were the most telling. Late in the war, Heinrich Himmler attempted to do a swap with the West, America in particular: Jews for trucks. The deal he offered was magnanimous, of one can imagine that. Nothing doing, the collective West informed Berlin.

    You see both Germany and Russia had invested their industrial power heavily in tanks and in the case of Russia, in artillery as well. Both of those opposing powers had overlooked the “humble” trucks. Strategy and tactics are important, but ruling the fields of battle is logistics—supply. How’s that done?

    Railroads carry heavy loads, but are susceptible to air attack as the Germans and their various concentration camp prisoners learned to their dismay and in the case of the latter, typhus and more particularly, starvation. Studebaker six by sixes comprised Russia’s primary edge over Germany. Thus they won the battle of logistics.

    Food? The German supplies, even scraping occupied Europe, kept drooping. In Russia, both their military and their civil population came to love those rectangular cans of Spam, a product of the Hormel company in Austin, Minnesota; their plant located precisely in a major part of the corn-belt and hog production in a three-state area of Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. During the war Spam became their primary source of meat-protein. Like Napoleon pointed out, an army runs on its stomach.

  111. @John Johnson

    “Existing borders” are a red-herring, bullshit, to be sure. Ukraine is not in its present construction, a national state. It is a Frankenstein Monster created as an administrative arm of the USSR as a conglomeration of spare parts, taken from other countries and with conflicting languages and nationalities by the Bolsheviks and the Soviets.

    There is a real Ukraine, but it is a rather small, insignificant geopolitical entity with no access to the sea, but does happen to be somewhat of a nation state whose majority speak the Ukrainian dialect (similar in a sense to that of Texas in relation to the U.\$.), a Polakized variant of the Russian mother tongue, to which that borderland was a significant original contributor.

    Following the Maidan coup of February 22, 2014, the CIA and the U\$\$A military, along with Perfidious Albion and other Western schemers; became re-engineered into a militantly nationalist entity, with the Banderites and Khazarians forming a bass and soprano amen chorus chanting “Hate Russia”.

    A generation of dimwits grew up in that cultural milieu. Daily, they are dying by the hundreds in pursuit of a chimera, a Ukraine entity within the Neo-liberal corporate rule of the envied consumerist West with its Hollywood glitz and glitter. Poor deluded fools.

    • Agree: Mulegino1
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  112. @Quartermaster

    Liar, liar, pants on fire. The USSR war effort in WWII was replete with Ukrainian generals and even Field Marshals. So much for that silly argument. Crimea was administratively attached to Ukraine SSR by none other than Nikita Sergeyevitch Khrushchev, a Ukrainian native who became the ruler of the USSR from ca. 1956 to 1964.

    As you happen to be historically and geopolitically ignorant, why is it that you keep making a fool of yourself in front of an erudite international audience?

  113. Mulegino1 says:
    @John Johnson

    Tell me the exact scenario this plan defends against compared to existing borders.

    Obviously nobody here has access to the Russian General Staff’s plans, but the course of events indicates this as a probable scenario. Such a scenario- especially that of a neutral/friendly buffer state with a capital in Kiev -would provide a possibility for such a state to integrate into the Eurasian economy, and once that state gains de jure recognition, provide for a demilitarized zone between Russia and NATO. From the standpoint of Russian security, it’s a no brainer.

    Keep in mind that missiles in Atlantic submarines are less than 5 minutes from Moscow.

    Keep in mind that Russian submarines in the Atlantic can also strike the eastern seaboard in less than 5 minutes.

    Russia has a far superior civil defense program than the US, and about half the population of the US, which is spread across a land mass nearly the size of the US and Canada combined.

    Russian hypersonic missiles can apparently travel at Mach 27. Russia has the ability to strike US mainland targets with conventional weaponry. Over-reliance on a nuclear arsenal is a sign of conventional weakness. Russia has the ability to win a conventional war against the US without resorting to nukes; the US does not have that ability.

    I’d like to know exactly how killing thousands of Whites and creating a puppet state prevents missiles from destroying Moscow.

    An answer to the first part: ask the US DOS, the CIA and the Maidan regime about the killing of ethnic Russians. In the last eight years, they murdered 14,000 of them in Donbass. As to the second part, a Russian friendly puppet state is preferable to the current NATO puppet state.

    As to the last question, Russia sells gas and makes a profit. They’r’e not about to hand out their oil for free. Besides, Iran, not Israel, will soon be the dominant power in that region. They have a much larger physical economy and superior weapons technology, and are part of the Eurasian economic integration.

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  114. JR Foley says:
    @anon

    Many thanks —you are aware of the truth and have done the research proving it in depth and I appreciate your thorough explanation—best Regards !!

  115. Bubba says:
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    I also could not believe that statement about “relative harmony.”

    The author could have at least looked up the “breadbasket of Europe” (a.k.a. Ukraine) Holodomor famine in Brittanica.com (written by Anne Applebaum) which reads as follows: (but it was actually the Bolsheviks who started the Holomodor which was blatantly denied by the willful idiot journalist Walter Duranty in the self-proclaimed “Newspaper of Record” and “All the News That’s Fit to Print”The NYT’s and Duranty won the Pulitzer Prize for his outright lies, but that’s another story):

    The origins of the famine lay in the decision by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to collectivize agriculture in 1929. Teams of Communist Party agitators forced peasants to relinquish their land, personal property, and sometimes housing to collective farms, and they deported so-called kulaks—wealthier peasants—as well as any peasants who resisted collectivization altogether. Collectivization led to a drop in production, the disorganization of the rural economy, and food shortages. It also sparked a series of peasant rebellions, including armed uprisings, in some parts of Ukraine.

    Farms, villages, and whole towns in Ukraine were placed on blacklists and prevented from receiving food. Peasants were forbidden to leave the Ukrainian republic in search of food. Despite growing starvation, food requisitions were increased and aid was not provided in sufficient quantities. The crisis reached its peak in the winter of 1932–33, when organized groups of police and communist apparatchiks ransacked the homes of peasants and took everything edible, from crops to personal food supplies to pets.

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  116. @emerging majority

    The template for what has now long been a deliberate dumbing down of the American people, most specifically the Great Overwashed, was established early in the 20th Century by the likes of John Dewey and James Bryant Conant. Both of them taught at the Columbia University school of education which was heavily endowed by John D. Rockefeller.

    One of those “gentlemen”, I believe it was Dewey who remarked (paraphrasing here) “that we don’t need to teach these people Latin, Greek, calculus, advanced history and world geography. We just need them to work in our factories, shops and offices and grow food.” With more well-applied grants, the Robber Barons saw to it that Columbia became the master template for colleges of education all across the fruited plain.

    Fascinating. I did not know this history (accounting cog in the wheel here). There was a re-birth in the humanities though after the holocaust you can read the essay “education after Auschwitz” which essentially argues that education mechanisms of Germany rendered people capable of such deeds and need to get “back to the basics” (sound familiar?) of teaching people to think on their own, question, etc. I’d say we had a good run 45-70s at the university level of doing that again. I wasnt until equality was ditched for equity starting with affirmative action and other wokisms the train got off the tracks again. Progressiveness, itself a revolutionary movement has to keep outdoing itself. that now you literally have college professors calling for death of certain powerful people. (mainly whites and Jews)

    I agree completely about sex division – I did so at an academy similar to the kind Trump attended. It’s the only reason I know anything as all I did in college was drink and sex and took 5 years instead of 4…probably lowered my IQ by 20

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  117. JR Foley says:

    A new Freeland is rising ! It will have Justin “Jackboot” Trudeau in charge and Chrystia Chomiak as second and Zylenkyy on third singing ” My old Ontario Home !” and it will include all Canada and the USA Blue States and some Red states and the new country will be called Freeland and it will be a place where human rights and democracy are valued….

  118. JR Foley says:
    @Bukowski

    Timing my good Bukowski –timing, Why would Aryan superhumans have to lower themselves and spend time rounding up and shooting Jews Gypsies Catholic priests and all those Poles when the Ukraine Bandarites were willing and ready and these Slavs would fill a valuable purpose—for the time being. However, after all this subhuman trash is gone —comes the fate of the Bandarites, and —they no longer serve a purpose because they were one step above the thick brained pig faced Pole ( ask Goebbels) and the cunning Jew and the lazy trash Gypsie —–but the Slav Ukraine has NO role in future Aryan society and hence —they will be exterminated but Thanks anyway for a job almost well done –however you missed most of Warsaw —did you not use the maps we gave you or can’t you read -whatever ????

  119. @Here Be Dragon

    Once again you are denying the obvious…

    If something is so obvious then you should have provided an irrefutable argument or undisputed fact to support it, but you can’t do this if it actually a lie that gets repeated often. In fact, you have even obfuscated what specific issue you are referring to.

    The agreement was not between Ukraine and Russia…

    According to the information you cited, Russia signed on, so the banning of weapons inside the Donbass applied to it also, even though it is a peripheral party in the conflict.

    …it doesn’t follow…that Russia had to refrain from reinforcing the militias with weapons.

    Since you are incapable of logical reasoning I will have to explain: As soon as Russia brought weapons or fighters into Ukraine to reinforce the terrorists (technically not illegal because not explicitly forbidden) it would already be obliged by the terms of the agreement to withdraw them as soon as they crossed the border, so they could never even be deployed. You have attempted to come up with a contorted rationale to justify Russia’s violation of the agreement and intentionally prolonging the conflict, which it initiated in 2014, for the reasons I have explained.

    …there are articles from respectable sources, none of which can be accused of being pro-Russian…

    That is irrelevant and not in dispute. It is your illogical interpretation of what is documented in the article that I have exposed as false – which Gorbachev also confirmed as such. And, as I have pointed out, you cannot refute the terms of the 1997 Paris agreement, in which Russia consented to future NATO eastward expansion.

    Before you ever try again to argue with me…logic and reasoning are so weak it’s unworthy of my time, so go play somewhere.

    A funny projection of your own inadequacy and failure. I must therefore conclude that this is a cryptic concession on your part for having lost the arguments; this must be the standard operating mode of paid Russian trolls and deluded cultists nowadays, a variation of standard name-calling. Thanks to you, readers may now reflexively associate the handle “Dragon” with Idiot.

    • Troll: emerging majority
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  120. Liza says:
    @Bubba

    The crisis reached its peak in the winter of 1932–33, when organized groups of police and communist apparatchiks ransacked the homes of peasants and took everything edible, from crops to personal food supplies to pets.

    Antifa have the same thing in mind for us.

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  121. @allgoodnamestaken

    Having spent most evenings and nights hanging out in Greenwich Village in the Summer of ’65 and then returning to the University of Minnesota after experiencing Washington University in St. Louis for 1.5 semesters in ’64; I became rather disabused of the educational experience in the former institution. So at a basement study area on that then largest one-campus student body in the nation, I penned a biting bit of poesy:

    [MORE]

    The University of Minnesota is a gigantic zoo
    Filled with
    Ineffectual intellectuals,
    Crippled creators,
    …and masturbating madmen.
    To quote Gertrude Stein: “There is no there there”. In essence, the place was a diploma mill, particularly as contrasted with W.U., with its then roughly 3,000 undergraduates and some 5,000 grad students. Oddly top heavy but traditionally quite collegial, with small classes and even for those so inclined, seminars for those so inclined.

    Contrarily, the U. of M. at that time was graduating hundreds of psych majors and that rather twisted, variant of the subject was all about operant conditioning. Even today, or perhaps especially today, the state government is larded with masses of psych graduates who have no experience whatsoforever with Jungian depth psychology, rather immersed in what I even then described as “ratcollegy”. Psych 101 was held in Northrup auditorium where some 2-3,000 freshmen were in attendance in that massive hall, without a scintilla of personal involvement.

    As an alleged “science” course, psych was chosen by most liberal arts candidates and business “schools”, where the “lab” work centered on psychobabylonian mind-control memes.

    My double-major was history and English. In ’68, with sex, drugs n’ rock n’ roll; I managed to fail my first class, a totally materialistic, utterly leftbrain astronomy course. So with only some five credits to graduate with history honors; I shitcanned the whole mess and never looked back. Within three weeks, armed with some of my writings in a briefcase; I got hired by a downtown ad agency in Minneapolis. After half a year of that, I took on an editorial/reportial/feature job with a suburban newspaper chain…no degree necessary in ’68 IF you could do the work.

    Growing up in a tiny farm town in rural Minnesota, I attended a four-room school, totally lacking a library, but when achieving 7th grade there was a 1929 encyclopedia set in the 7-8 classroom, as well as a 1925 edition of Webster’s Unabridged. Even though the teaching staff was underpaid and not drawn from the tops in the “profession”, the course-work was old-school. Still thankful for that. My parents were displaced small farmers who as early as ’51 were obliged to leave the family homestead for a nearby small town where they could find work. That farm had been so chopped-up over the years that it boasted less than 20 acres. Agenda: “Get big or get out” demanded Ezra Taft Benson, a Utah Mormon who was Secretary of Agriculture under the Eisenhower administration.

    Driving small farmers off the land was policy following the Second World War. Thus began the full-on devolution of America’s one-time land-based culture. The process has resulted in massive megalopoli, ever metastasizing and larded with sub-urban kult-Sures where both parents, if still together, sport additional letters following their surnames. Mass, uniform architecture, dominates the Burb world for the middle-middle class rat-racers.

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  122. Blissex says:
    @John Johnson

    «That included Crimea which historically has spent more time under the Turks than the Russians. Another little tidbit you won’t hear on Russian State TV.»

    It actually spent an even longer time as a greek and genoese colony, and under the mongols. Should it be returned to Mongolia?

    «There is no Autonomous Republic of Crimea.»

    There is, as part of Ukraine! Are you a “Putin troll” who denies that the Autonomous Republic Of Crimea under the ukrainian constitution is and has always been and will always be part of Ukraine? 🙂

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_Republic_of_Crimea
    Since 1954, Crimea Oblast has been administratively part of the Ukrainian SSR. Shortly prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Crimea was granted the status of Autonomous Republic by the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR following a state-sanctioned referendum held on January 20, 1991. When Ukraine became independent, Crimea remained a republic within the country

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Crimea
    After the referendum, Crimean lawmakers formally voted both to secede from Ukraine and applied for their admission into Russia. […] Russia formally approved the draft treaty on absorption of the self-proclaimed Republic of Crimea […] the political process of annexation was formally concluded, with the self-proclaimed independent Republic of Crimea signing a treaty of accession to the Russian Federation. […] accession for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as the Republic of Crimea — the same name as the short-lived self-proclaimed independent republic

    «Crimea was annexed by Russia. They are under Russian law which means they lost their right to vote for their political leaders.»

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Crimean_parliamentary_election
    Prime Minister before election Sergey Aksyonov United Russia
    Subsequent Prime Minister Yury Gotsanyuk United Russia
    […] Parliamentary elections took place in the Republic of Crimea on 8 September 2019.

    That’s just the election to the parliament and government of the Republic of Crimea. Citizens of the Republic of Crimea also vote for Russian Federation elections of course. Just like the citizens of Quebec vote for their national elections and canadian federal elections too.

    «when their next presidential election is.»

    In 2024, as the latest election was 2019 and the previous one in 2014. Not all republics have a presidential system — when is the next election for president of Canada?
    However the post of President of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was abolished by the ukrainian government:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26681653
    Because Mr Meshkov was the first – and so far only – president of Crimea. He was elected in 1994, by a landslide, on a platform of reuniting the Ukrainian peninsula with Russia. Like an eager suitor, he hopped on a plane to Moscow… only to find his overtures to Boris Yeltsin rebuffed. The Russian president was far too concerned with building a relationship with the West […] recalled how he had been removed by Ukrainian troops in 1995. It was just a year after he was elected that the authorities in Kiev put a stop to his political hopes, passing a new Ukrainian constitution, which abolished the post of Crimean president.

    Such is “ukrainian liberal democracy”!

    «You are making stuff up. There was never a large sum paid to Ukraine. »

    https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/natosource/russia-to-pay-ukraine-annually-98-million-in-cash-for-naval-base-rent/
    Russia, which has granted a discount on gas payments to Ukraine, will start paying about \$98 million in cash annually to rent the Black Sea Fleet’s base in Sevastopol starting in 2019 […] A 1997 Russian-Ukrainian treaty on the Black Sea Fleet’s stationing in Ukraine set the annual rent payment for the base at \$97.85 million
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kharkiv_Pact
    On 21 April 2010, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed an agreement[18] in which Russia agreed to a 30% drop in the price of natural gas sold to Ukraine. […] The treaty allowed Russia to station a limited number of troops in Crimea, 25,000 maximum.

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  123. Blissex says:
    @emerging majority

    «There is a real Ukraine, but it is a rather small, insignificant geopolitical entity with no access to the sea, but does happen to be somewhat of a nation state whose majority speak the Ukrainian dialect (similar in a sense to that of Texas in relation to the U.\$.), a Polakized variant of the Russian mother tongue, to which that borderland was a significant original contributor.»

    That seems very confused to me:

    * The “Ukraine” used to be the area around Dnipro, “malorussia”, and a russian dialect is largely spoken there.

    * What was “polishized” a bit is the ruthenian language, a language somewhat different from russian, and both russian and ruthenian are descended from east slavic. Ruthenian is spoken in northern (white) Ruthenia (west Belarus) and in southern (red) Ruthenia (west Ukraine, or more precisely to the west of Ukraine).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruthenian_language
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruthenia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Ruthenia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Ruthenia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Ruthenia
    «Sometimes in the 16th century, the names Black, White and Red Ruthenia were given to respectively Grand Duchies of Moscow, Lithuania, and to Lithuanian-owned Ruthenian lands given to Poland during the Union of Lublin.»

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/content/articles/2007/04/16/marina_lewycka_rony_robinson_feature.shtml
    «I even found my family on the internet! I found my mother’s 88 year old sister which meant I could go back to Ukraine as an insider not just a tourist. I really saw both halves of the country that way; westward-looking Kiev which is Catholic and very different from the east, which is a lot closer to the Soviet Union. A lot of people speak Russian in the east so in Ukraine there are two very disparate cultures in one country.»

    http://ww2today.com/1-march-1944-the-red-army-marches-across-ukraine
    «The population welcomed us warmly, regardless of how hard it was for them to provide food to soldiers; they always found some nice treats — some villagers boiled chicken, others boiled potatoes and cut lard (soldiers dubbed this kind of catering ‘a grandmother’s ration’). However, such attitudes were common only in the Eastern Ukraine.
    As soon as we entered the Western Ukraine, that had passed to the Soviet Union from Poland in 1940, the attitude of the population was quite different — people hid from us in their houses, as they disliked and feared the Muscovites and Kastaps [a disparaging name for Russians in Ukraine – translators comment]. Besides that, those places were Bandera areas, where the nationalistic movement was quite strong.
    »

  124. mike99588 says:
    @meamjojo

    You’ve been missing that ukie Black Sea vacation for some years now…right?
    or still po’d about Epstein island’s outage.

    Stinker/ugly Hillary was so wildly bad, Trump found some resonant issues, and apparently some part of the internet steal got shut down by some of the residual intelligence white hats.

    2016 was precious for the looks of Big Media talking heads’ disbelief, crying and whining of those who realized the Big Steal failed, for once.

  125. Blissex says:
    @Blissex

    «was won by the USA financial and industrial power»

    BTW I also argue that Afghanistan and Iraq are also demonstrations of the enormous power of USA finance and logistics: the USA has been able to sustain for 20 years two huge and very wasteful wars thousands of miles from its borders, while maintaining bases and smaller military operations in dozens of other countries, and without collapsing yet. The second invasion of Iraq was the first war in history apparently paid for by *tax cuts*.

    I think that the USA is still the only country that can afford to divide the whole world into USA armed forces “commands” (garrison areas), not even the English Empire had military commands for every part of the world, only for that 1/3 of the world part of the English Empire.

    BTW that’s why I support for western european countries to be USA protectorates with limited sovereignty: it is not because I have any illusions that the USA are the shining hill of good, the champions of “liberal democracy”, it is both because it is pretty much unavoidable and comes with some important benefits (that don’t apply to resource rich, less-developed countries).

    Imperial overstretch is a thing, and eventually the USA empire will become unsustainable, but for now they can still afford it; and now that the Iraq and Afghanistan stories have largely ended, they can focus their resources on China, plus Russia and Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

  126. Blissex says:
    @emerging majority

    «My parents were displaced small farmers who as early as ’51 were obliged to leave the family homestead for a nearby small town where they could find work. […] Driving small farmers off the land was policy following the Second World War. Thus began the full-on devolution of America’s one-time land-based culture.»

    There were efficiency reasons for that, but I guess also long-term political reasons, see A. de Tcoqueville, “Democracy in America” (1834), volume 1, part 2:

    “In France, most of those who hire out their services to till the ground are themselves owners of a few plots of land which, at a pinch, will enable them to live without working for anyone else. When these people offer to work for a great landlord or a neighbouring tenant farmer but are refused a certain wage, they withdraw to their small and await another opportunity. I think that, on the whole, it can be said that the slow and gradual rise in wages is one of the more general laws of democratic societies. As conditions become more equal, wages rise, as wages increase, conditions become more equal.

    But nowadays one great and unfortunate exception occurs. I have demonstrated in a previous chapter how the aristocracy, once expelled from the political life, had withdrawn into certain areas of industrial enterprise and had created its power there in a different form. This has a strong influence on the rate of wages.

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    As one must already be very rich to take on the great industries of which I speak, the number of entrepreneurs is very small. Being few in number they can easily league together and fix the level of wages as they like.

    Workmen, by comparison, are very numerous and their numbers are constantly on the increase for, from time to time, extraordinary periods of prosperity occur when wages rise wildly, attracting people in the locality into manufacturing industry.

    Now, once men have embarked upon this career, we have seen that they cannot escape from it because they soon pick up habits of body and mind which render them unsuited for any other work. These men usually lack education, energy resources. They are, therefore, at their master’s mercy.

    When competition, or any other circumstances, reduce the master’s profits, he can curb their wages almost at will and can easily recoup from them what the fortunes of business take from him. Should they choose to strike, the master, who is wealthy, is easily able to wait, without risk of ruin, until necessity brings them back since they must work every day so as not to die, for they own almost nothing but the strength of their arms. Oppression has long since reduced them to poverty and, as they become poorer, they are easier to oppress — a vicious circle from which they cannot escape.”

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  127. Blissex says:
    @emerging majority

    «there are pipelines for the superior athletes beginning at ridiculously young ages. Sports, thus, becomes the central focus of the process.»

    They are critical to attracting donations, and the Great American Upper-Middle (and Upper) Classes are otherwise unconvinced that they should pay higher taxes to give an education to “losers”.

    Like in the UK, in the USA the upper and upper-middle classes have long realized that spending on education in the USA is pointless, because there are hundreds of millions of people educated at the expense of foreign taxpayers who want to immigrate into the USA.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/09/britain-needs-to-double-the-number-of-doctors-it-trains
    Last year 59% of new registrations in England had been trained by other countries, writes Prof Rachel Jenkins […] The number of medical student training places in the UK needs to double. This should not be as expensive to Treasury as feared

    «No civilized nation follows that prescription.»

    https://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/12/07/barbarism-decadence/
    America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

  128. @Been_there_done_that

    You are not even reading the text.

    Understand that it is not up to you. You cannot interpret the agreement and make conclusions. Everything is included in the text. There is a memorandum which clarifies all the points, so read it.

    Protocol on the outcome of consultations of the Trilateral Contact Group
    https://peacemaker.un.org/sites/peacemaker.un.org/files/UA_140905_MinskCeasfire_en.pdf

    10. Remove unlawful military formations and military hardware, as well as militants and mercenaries, from the territory of Ukraine.

    That means unlawful formations and unlawful hardware. It doesn’t mean that Russia had to stop reinforcing the legal military forces of the republics with weapons. The agreement speaks about the volunteer battalions on the territory of Ukraine – and not the republics.

    And this is stated in detail in the follow-up memorandum:

    Package of measures for the Implementation of the Minsk agreements
    https://peacemaker.un.org/sites/peacemaker.un.org/files/UA_150212_MinskAgreement_en.pdf

    Withdrawal of heavy weapons by both sides on equal distances in order to create a security zone at least 50 km wide from each other for the artillery systems with caliber greater than 100mm and more.

    You must now see that it doesn’t say anywhere that Russia had no right to sell or give away for free weapons to the military forces of the republics.

    But it doesn’t even matter because there were large arsenals of weapons on the territories of the republics anyway, and they didn’t really need any supplementation. They were using their own weapons which anybody with even superficial knowledge of military hardware can see.

    The weapons that Russia had to pull out were named in the protocol: Tornado-C, Uragan and Smerch rocket launchers.

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  129. Please do not fabricate quotes to support your thesis.

    The main document referred to “the number of atomic bombings which should be available to insure our national security”

    In actuality it says “the number of atomic bombs” not “the number of atomic bombings”

  130. @Here Be Dragon

    There is a memorandum which clarifies all the points…

    The clarifying language of the memorandum and its follow-up is even more explicit regarding Point 10 than in the agreement, as would be expected:

    10. Remove unlawful military formations and military hardware, as well as militants and mercenaries, from the territory of Ukraine.

    10. Withdrawal of all foreign armed formations, military equipment, as well as mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine under monitoring of the OSCE. Disarmament of all illegal groups.

    Removal or withdrawal of all military equipment logically means that a replenishment to supply the rebels, including of military trained forces, shall not occur because they would have to be rejected at the border, or more precisely, they could be formally accepted but would have to be immediately sent back again.

    …it doesn’t say anywhere that Russia had no right to sell or give away for free weapons to the military forces…

    The implication is that rebel military forces – or terrorists – can accept these weapons for free, or purchase them, in Russia and train with them on Russian territory, or store them in depots there, but the equipment itself is not allowed inside Ukraine.

    Bringing weapons in from outside contradicts the purpose of the agreement. This is very basic. If Russia allowed this to happen anyway (which you claim they were permitted to do) then such action was prolonging the conflict, which was their intent, because that would make Ukraine ineligible to join NATO, which was their goal. If Russia and the rebels collaborated in violating and subverting the agreement then it is not difficult to understand that Ukraine’s leadership did not feel obliged to adhere to it either.

  131. Blissex says:
    @Mulegino1

    «ask the US DOS, the CIA and the Maidan regime about the killing of ethnic Russians. In the last eight years, they murdered 14,000 of them in Donbass.»

    That is an exaggeration: probably half of them were ukrainian-speakers, as the count is for both sides.

    ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Donbas
    “3,393 civilians killed (349 in 2016–2021)
    13,100–13,300 killed; 29,500–33,500 wounded overall
    414,798 Ukrainians internally displaced; 925,500 fled abroad”

    But regardless of the side the DOD/CIA and the ruthenian fascist xenophobes are responsible for all of them, and for all the deaths in the 2022 counter-attacks, because they initiated and continued their criminal war of aggression and ethnic cleansing against the Donbasm, when the Donbas voted not even for independence, but for just autonomy and devolution within Ukraine, like the scots and welsh have in the UK or the souuth tyrolean have in Italy, or the catalans in the Kingdom of Spain.

    The DOD/CIA and the ruthenian xenophobe fascists even continued their attacks against the Donbas once in February 2022 they declared independence under the U.N. Charter, and even if they had signed a mutual defense treaty with the Russian Federation, as per Article 51 of that charter.

  132. E_Perez says:

    In the meantime, on the basis of Nazi racial policy all Slavic people, Jews, Roma and black people were considered Untermenschen or “subhuman” and “inferior people” who, if at all possible, were to be exterminated in one way or another. Despite this open philosophy of the invading Nazi hordes,

    Fortunately we have US professors to remind us, that it is bad considering adversaries as subhuman, and the GI hordes invading Germany never exterminated – in one way or another – mad brutes in the Rheinwiesen death camps.
    Tune a little down, prof. Ryan, and have a look at your own country’s Untermenschen propaganda:

  133. @Been_there_done_that

    Once again, limitlessly for sure, Has-Been keeps harping on the same legalistic terms—a sure sign of Talmudist pilpul.

  134. snuffy says:

    “Russians and Ukrainians once lived in relative harmony, when they were both part of the USSR”. If by “relative harmony”, you mean millions of Ukrainians starved to death or otherwise murdered during the Holodomor by the Russians, then yes, that’s true. By your reasoning, every Eastern European nation that was part of the USSR lived in relative harmony with Russia. As long as they followed the Communist Party line. I guess you could say the many Native American tribes lived in harmony with the rest of the country, once the vast majority had been murdered, and the rest starved into submission by settlers, the Army, gold miners, buffalo hunters, ranchers, etc.

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  135. @Been_there_done_that

    No.

    You are missing the point.

    First is that it is not about Ukraine, but Ukraine and the republics. The republics are not Ukraine. Second, there are no terrorist forces. The republics proclaimed independence, there is a different government. Their territories are not a part of Ukraine.

    Now the agreements were supposed to grant them a special status – within Ukraine, but it didn’t happen. Had Ukraine followed the agreement there would have been no war. The republics wanted to preserve the status of their language and their political position.

    Read the text of the agreement.

    3. Implement decentralization of power, including by enacting the Law of Ukraine on the interim status of local self-government in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions (Law on Special Status).

    9. Ensure the holding of early local elections in accordance with the Law of Ukraine on the interim status of local self-government in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions (Law on Special Status).

    And then in the following memorandum,

    9. Reinstatement of full control of the state border by the government of Ukraine throughout the conflict area, starting after the local elections and ending after the comprehensive political settlement to be finalized by the end of 2015, provided that paragraph 11 has been implemented.

    11. Carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine with a new Constitution entering into force by the end of 2015, providing for decentralization as a key element, as well as adopting permanent legislation on the special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

    There were a lot of weapons in the local arsenal in Donbass and the republics did not depend on Russia in this regard. Donbass is an industrial region, and there were a number of military bases in the area with warehouses full of weapons.

    Prolonging the conflict was the reluctance of Ukraine to implement the measures designated in the agreement.

  136. First is that it is not about Ukraine, but Ukraine and the republics.

    The self-proclaimed breakaway republics were not recognized by any government, including Russia, which did not recognize them until just a couple of days before it initiated the current war . Their militia did not even control half of the territory that they purported to represent. The fierce civilian opposition to Russia’s war in that region now shows the separatist militia there had very limited popular acclaim. They were essentially proxy forces of Russia.

    Now that I have explained why the agreement did not allow weapons and fighters from Russia into the conflict region (which you had insinuated they were allowed to do) you have suddenly shifted and claimed that all the weapons the separatists needed were available from stockpiles. Yet even if true, using only those weapons already on the premises was also a violation of the agreement by the separatists, according to the language cited above. Therefore, this does not change the fact that the agreement was violated by the side supported by Russia, so it would be unbalanced or hypocritical to insist that only one side, but not also the other, fully adhere to the terms.

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  137. @snuffy

    Diddlesquatz. It was not the Russians who initiated the Holodomor. It was run by Lazar Kaganovitch, a Ukraine-born highly placed member of the Khazarian Mafiya—the Namestealers, the fake Jews who converted to Judaism on the orders of their Kagan, an ancestor of Kaganovitch—as “ovitch” in the eastern Slavic tongue means “son of”. Their descendants, then would be sons of ovitches.

    The leading light of the PNAC horror-mongers is Robert Kagan, husband of cookies Nudelman, who managed the Maidan coup d’ etat. Yet another Kagan sits on the Supreme Courtesans—the BlackRobes who by interpreting law, customarily make it.

    Sniffles: I do realize all of that swooped waaaaay over your head. But perhaps “our conversation” can stand as an object lesson for those who still possess somewhat open minds.

  138. @Been_there_done_that

    You still yapping away like a chihuahua in heat? Shame and pity, Pilpul pusher.

  139. Bubba says:
    @Liza

    I agree with that – just history repeating itself.

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  140. @Height_776

    You are correct, Height 776. I spoke too soon about Khrushchev’s history before checking Wikipedia. My bad. But his love for Ukraine doesn’t give old Nikita a pass for yanking Crimea away from Russia (against the wishes of its citizens).

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  141. @Durruti

    You are correct. WW1 never ended. A long, slow, forced, march to the scaffold, and here we are, about to be sacrificed for Galician Nazi scum. We are having an ‘election’ and every vox populi reveals staggering stupidity, ignorance, brainwashing and TOTAL indifference to ecological collapse, like children closing their eyes to the boogey-man, thus making him go away.

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  142. Durruti says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    We are having an ‘election’ and every vox populi reveals staggering stupidity, ignorance, brainwashing and TOTAL indifference to ecological collapse,

    These weaknesses appear to be rooted in our species, just as certain limitations may be ascribed to the varied animal species who inhabit our planet. Understood, that the animal species are not as ruinous to our planet’s ecology as in/humans.

    It may be that we in/humans are not capable of overcoming our dangerous proclivities/limitations. It is possible that we fail to understand our limitations, as we are given false hope by the occasional birth of exceptionally capable humans, who exhibit intelligence, measured with great ability to love, and exceptional courage. You may pick your heroes, and I, mine. Unfortunately, these exceptional humans are few and far between, and often violently eliminated before they can accomplish much good.

    A brief perusal of the Rise of the Roman empire, or extermination of the citizens of Jericho, will display all the unfortunate proclivities, and failures of our species. Julius Caesar and his supporters wanted control over the Gaul’s gold mines, and other wealth, in order to better control their Rome. Once they had finished their victory, (“They make a desert and call it peace.” – Tacitus), Caesar marched his legions across the Rubicon, [November 22, 1963] and overthrew Rome’s Republic. It was never restored, despite many promises.

    The Germanic Tribes (as with Russia in Kievan Russ), halted the Roman genocide (which was guilty of the extermination of millions of subjected peoples), and later, The Huns, and other assorted ‘barbarian’ peoples, committed the coup de gras. Unfortunately, as you/we observe, our in/human race appears not to be able to transcend its limitations.

    The Heavens may not be for us!

    Dr. Peter J. Antonsen -nom de guerre, Durruti

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  143. Liza says:
    @Durruti

    The Germanic Tribes (as with Russia in Kievan Russ), halted the Roman genocide (which was guilty of the extermination of millions of subjected peoples), and later, The Huns, and other assorted ‘barbarian’ peoples, committed the coup de gras

    LOL! Just having a bit of fun; anybody can make an error.

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  144. Durruti says:
    @Liza

    LOL! Just having a bit of fun; anybody can make an error.

    I deny making errors. LOL!

    “as with Russia in Kievan Rus” is meant that -I find the Russian intervention to be necessary for their survival against the ever aggressive and expansionist Zio/NATO/American/European imperialism.

    This is a comment section, where less preparation is put into our comments, than in prepared Articles.

    Unz has refused to print my articles (yes, he actually censors in his zone where he wields some power). Is his morality superior to those who control our Mass Media (and who censor & lie in greater quantities)? Hmm?? Nevertheless, his website, which serves as a Listening Post (how could it not?), is a substantial achievement, as it allows some modest circulation of alternate points of view.

    If the “error” was -other- kindly cue me in.

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  145. Liza says:
    @Durruti

    Hi.

    “as with Russia in Kievan Rus” is meant that -I find the Russian intervention to be necessary for their survival against the ever aggressive and expansionist Zio/NATO/American/European imperialism.

    Oh, I don’t disagree with your above statement. The LOL-level error was coup de gras. “Gras” is “fat”. “Coup de grace” – might that be what you intended? Or did you mean “hit with fat”?

    Anyway, I am curious as to what articles of yours might offend Mr. Unz, or maybe it’s a case of his being able to publish only so many. This is a voluminous site as it is.

    Back to your above quote re the necessity of the Russia intervention. Yes, you are correct, but maybe it’s the swing of the pendulum. Russia has done a bit of intervening itself over the centuries.

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  146. Durruti says:
    @Liza

    Anyway, I am curious as to what articles of yours might offend Mr. Unz, or maybe it’s a case of his being able to publish only so many. This is a voluminous site as it is.

    Coup de grace; I stand corrected.

    I have no illusions about the ‘independence’ of the so-called ‘alternate media.’ In America, & in most of the world, all information is controlled, SPECIALLY, the so-called ‘Opposition’ – ‘Alternate Media.’

    [MORE]

    Those in charge, understand the efficacy, the necessity to Control their Opposition. A key method of Controlling the opposition (to the Oligarchs), is for them/themselves to START/Construct/design the opposition. Their controlled Puppet Opposition will undermine all attempts to understand the nature of Oppression, and the construction of Legitimate Organs of Resistance. Misdirection is one of their favorite tricks.

    None of these political points is NEW. George Orwell, carefully explained these very points 70 years ago, in his well known Novel, 1984.

    I wish to answer your question.

    Unz, who knows of my work as a History Prof, and of my 1 Published History, & numerous published articles & studies, refused to print as an Article, a specific Essay that I periodically update, and distribute to my classes, and at University events. Unz is not the first to refuse to print my articles. I attended a conclave of writers a few years ago, & heard an outpouring of grief – of the difficulty they had in publishing. If you are not recognized as a Politically Correct Toad, your chance of being heard/read before a reasonable number of citizens, is almost zero. America’s Power Elite, are specially dictatorial and well practiced in silencing independent voices. Some Profs I have known, automatically publish in various nations of Latin America, with the hope of eventually being able to be heard in the USA.

    I will enclose an updated example of my essay. You will notice my attention to advocate CUREs for the ills that ail us (rather than simply belly-aching). Unz, the ‘Saker’, Prison Planet (now closed down by U-Tube), the Village Voice, sold its soul, and finally ceased to exist, or a thousand more examples of alternate media that is almost worthless.

    As a brother-in-law says, “It is what it is.”

    I have had many articles & studies published in the Mainstream Media. Over the long haul, the ‘official’ Media is far less censorious than the so-called ‘alternate media.’

    I usually like to recommend a beginners reading list, & include it with the essay. The essay is justified, and highlighted, which does not show here.
    They will probably be hidden behind a MORE.

    For THE RESTORATION OF THE REPUBLIC

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal… governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles…”

    The above is a portion of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson.

    We submit the following facts to the citizens of the United States.

    The government of the United States has been a Totalitarian Oligarchy since the military financial aristocracy destroyed our Democratic Republic on November 22, 1963, when they assassinated the last democratically elected president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and overthrew his government, in a classic Coup d‘état. All following governments have been unconstitutional frauds. Attempts by Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King to restore the Republic were interrupted by their murder.

    A subsequent 12 year colonial war against Vietnam, conducted by the murderers of Kennedy, left 2 million dead in a wake of napalm and burning villages. In 1965, the U.S. government orchestrated the slaughter of 1 million unarmed Indonesian civilians. In the decade that followed the CIA murdered 100,000 Native Americans in Guatemala.

    In the 1970s, the Oligarchy began the destruction and looting of America’s middle class, by encouraging the export of industry and jobs to parts of the world where workers were paid bare subsistence wages. The North American Free Trade Act, NAFTA, supported by both political gangs, pays American corporations to close their production facilities at home, and open them abroad. The 2008, Bailout of the Nation’s Oligarchs cost American taxpayers \$13trillion. The long decline of the local economy has led to the political decline of our hard working citizens, as well as the decay of cities, towns, and infrastructure, such as education.

    The impoverishment of America’s middle class has undermined the nation’s financial stability. Without a productive foundation, the government has accumulated a huge debt in excess of \$30trillion. This debt will have to be paid, or suffered by future generations. Concurrently, the top 1% of the nation’s population has benefited enormously from the discomfiture of the rest. The interest rate has been reduced to 0, thereby slowly robbing millions of Bank depositors of their savings, as their savings cannot stay even with the inflation rate.

    The government spends the declining national wealth on bloody and never ending military adventures, and is or has recently conducted unconstitutional wars against 9 nations. The Oligarchs maintain 700 military bases in 131 countries; they spend almost as much on military weapons as the rest of the nations of the world combined. Tellingly, half the government budget is spent on the military and 16 associated secret agencies.

    The nightmare of a powerful centralized government crushing the rights of the people, so feared by the Founders of the United States, has become a reality. The government of Biden/ Harris, as with previous administrations such as Trump/Pence, Obama/Biden, Clinton/Gore, or Bush/Cheney, operates a Gulag of dozens of concentration camps, where prisoners are denied trials, and routinely tortured.
    The Patriot Act and The National Defense Authorizations Act, enacted by both Democratic and Republican factions of the oligarchy, serve to establish a legal cover for their terror. The nation’s media is controlled, and, with the school systems, serve to brainwash the population; the people are intimidated and treated with contempt.

    The United States is No longer Sovereign: We American Citizens are Slaves:

    The United States is no longer a sovereign nation. Its government, The Executive, Congress, and the Judiciary, are controlled, by foreign and domestic Oligarchs, such as the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, and Duponts, to name only a few of the best known. Our Traitor Politicians are bought, utterly owned, by the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC).

    Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and former Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, as agents of the
    Israeli secret police, the MOSSAD, operated a Shadow American Government, for 30 years.
    Who do you believe are behind the Murder of the Kennedys, the horror of 9/11, the attack on The
    Liberty, and the Corona Virus Scam?

    The Electoral Circuses will anoint new actors to occupy the same Unconstitutional Government,
    with its controlling International Oligarchs. Clinton, Obama, Trump, Biden, whomever, are willing
    accomplices for imperialist international murder, and destruction of nations, including ours.

    For Love of Country

    The Restoration of the Republic will be a Revolutionary Act, that will cancel all previous debts owed to that unconstitutional regime and its financial controllers. All debts, including Student Debts, will be canceled. Our citizens will begin, anew, with a clean slate.

    As American Founder, Thomas Jefferson wrote, in a letter to James Madison:

    “I set out on this ground, which I suppose to be self evident, ‘that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living’:”
    “Then I say the earth belongs to each of these generations, during it’s course, fully, and in their own right. The 2d. Generation receives it clear of the debts and incumberances of the 1st. The 3d of the 2d. and so on. For if the 1st. Could charge it with a debt, then the earth would belong to the dead and not the living generation.”

    Our Citizens must restore the political centrality of our constitution, and establish a less powerful government which will ensure President Franklin Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, freedom of speech and expression, freedom to worship God in ones own way, freedom from want “which…means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peace time life for its inhabitants…” and freedom from fear “which…means a world-wide reduction of armaments…”

    Restored: The Constitution will become, once again, the law of the land and of a free people. We will establish a government, hold elections, begin to direct traffic, arrest criminal politicians of the tyrannical oligarchy, and, in short, repair the damage of the previous totalitarian governments.
    For the Democratic Republic!
    Sons and Daughters of Liberty [email protected]

    Reading List for a Son of Liberty

    1. 1984 – George Orwell (get those juices flowing)
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1984-george-orwell/1100009100

    2. Lost Horizon – James Hilton (the Dream) Also see the movie.

    3. The Sun Also Rises – Hemingway (America’s greatest writer)
    https://www.bing.com/shop?q=the+sun+also+rises+book&FORM=SHOPPA&originIGUID=7578651E8E7D427E916FB7DDBAF24A7E

    4. Any TEXTBOOK on American History (the older the better)

    5. Rabble in Arms – Kenneth Robert’s (Novel of America’s War for Independence) https://www.bing.com/shop?q=rabble+in+arms+kenneth+roberts&FORM=SHOPPA&originIGUID=533DE94206FF4AB6BC7E6A7FF5572E45

    6. The Birth of the Republic – Edmund S. Morgan (frank. This book & its author are History)

    7. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Letters – Thomas Jefferson (He designed America. A Primary Source)
    ——————————————————————————————–
    8. Scum of the Earth – Arthur Koestler (his other books are also informative)

    9. The Revolution Betrayed – Leon Trotsky (a mix of dogmatism & exposé)

    10. The Black Jacobins – CLR James (what is his thesis? – his major point?)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Jacobins

    11. Imperialism – Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin (a short useful description)
    https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/

    12. Profiles in Courage – John F. Kennedy (What is Kennedy’s message to Americans?)

    13. You choose the next reading – (define your direction)

    Compiled by Dr. Peter J. Antonsen

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