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“Not ANOTHER article about the Nordstream sabotage, surely? We all know who dunnit, because we’ve seen the Biden clip and Radek Sikorski/Applebaum’s now deleted tweet, we’ve noted the telling exchange between Sen. Ron Johnson and Victoria Nuland, and because we have the wit to ask the vital question ‘cui bono?’ So what more is to be said?”

I understand if that’s your initial reaction to seeing this piece, but bear with me, because the ‘mysterious’ Baltic explosions are more than a hugely dangerous escalation in NATO’s undeclared war on Russia. They are also a signal that one of the greatest geopolitical shifts in world history has already taken place – and that the Anglo-Zionist elite understands that its imperial dominance and unipolar moment have gone for good.

There is, indeed, no need to spend long on the question of ‘whodunnit’. The Global Times (a well-informed source close to the Chinese government) summed up the blindingly obvious:

“If Russia hopes to cut off the gas supplies to Europe, the easiest way is to turn off the valve instead of blowing its own pipelines, as Moscow could maintain the advantage of handling the energy crisis, Shen Yi, a professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University, told the Global Times on Wednesday.

“’Technically, Russia sabotaging the pipelines in the Baltic Sea appears to be not feasible,”’he said. As undersea activities in the Baltic Sea have been dominated by NATO members or allies since the Cold War with monitoring devices toward then Soviet Union and now Russia, how could Moscow explode the pipelines easily, which in fact is not a favorable thing for itself, Shen asked.

“’Who want to sabotage the Russia-EU energy cooperation? The answer is pretty clear,’ Ming Jinwei, a former journalist and blogger, told the Global Times on Wednesday.

‘The US can achieve three goals: striking Russia’s energy export to attack its overall economic and financial revenues, to limit Europe’s energy supplies and make it buy more crude oil and gas from the US with higher prices and to strictly control the lifeblood of European countries, he said’.”

This fits in with the thesis of a prescient article by Mike Whitney, published in the Unz Review way back in February:

“The Ukrainian crisis has nothing to do with Ukraine. It’s about Germany and, in particular, a pipeline that connects Germany to Russia called Nord Stream 2. Washington sees the pipeline as a threat to its primacy in Europe and has tried to sabotage the project at every turn. ….

“The US Foreign Policy establishment is not happy about these developments. They don’t want Germany to become more dependent on Russian gas because commerce builds trust and trust leads to the expansion of trade. As relations grow warmer, more trade barriers are lifted, regulations are eased, travel and tourism increase, and a new security architecture evolves. In a world where Germany and Russia are friends and trading partners, there is no need for US military bases, no need for expensive US-made weapons and missile systems, and no need for NATO. There’s also no need to transact energy deals in US Dollars or to stockpile US Treasuries to balance accounts. Transactions between business partners can be conducted in their own currencies which is bound to precipitate a sharp decline in the value of the dollar and a dramatic shift in economic power.

“This is why the Biden administration opposes Nord Stream. It’s not just a pipeline, it’s a window into the future; a future in which Europe and Asia are drawn closer together into a massive free trade zone that increases their mutual power and prosperity while leaving the US on the outside looking in. Warmer relations between Germany and Russia signal an end to the “unipolar” world order the US has overseen for the last 75 years. A German-Russo alliance threatens to hasten the decline of the Superpower that is presently inching closer to the abyss. This is why Washington is determined to do everything it can to sabotage Nord Stream and keep Germany within its orbit. It’s a matter of survival.”

It is also, very clearly, a matter of short-term profits. Bloomberg pointed out in June that the US sent nearly three quarters of all its liquefied natural gas to Europe in the first four months of 2022, with daily shipments to the region more than tripling from last year’s average. I have no idea how much that is worth, but with the Saudi petro-dollar recycling mechanism so clearly crumbling, it is logical enough that the US would scramble for ways to keep their debt-ridden fiat currency inextricably connected with the energy business. Enter the European gas-dollar because, of course, all that LNG is paid for not in Euros but in USD.

While on the subject of money, we shouldn’t overlook the fact that NATO’s proxy war in Ukraine (and spreading!) is a massive laundering operation for money transferred from US taxpayers to private vested interests. From arms sales to vanishing aid money, a small number of people are hoovering up vast sums of money, and they pass a few spare wads of that filthy lucre back to the politicians and media outlets who keep up the pressure for the racket that is war. That said, to ‘follow the money’ alone would lead one to miss several much bigger and even more important pictures.

The primordial interest of the United States, over which for centuries we have fought wars– the First, the Second and Cold Wars– has been the relationship between Germany and Russia, because united there, they’re the only force that could threaten us. And to make sure that that doesn’t happen.” George Friedman, STRATFOR CEO at The Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs

I set out the connection between the pipeline outrage and the interests of the US elite in an interview earlier this week for Sky News Arabia, which often takes a very different view of world affairs to that of the Sky News we all know and loath:

“Given that Ukraine almost certainly lacks the capability for such a sophisticated attack, it is crystal clear who carried it out. There is only one other beneficiary from the Nordstream sabotage – the American financial-industrial complex and its political puppets.

“It is certainly not in Russia’s interests to destroy its own pipelines. Now that they are full of sea water, the pipes will rapidly corrode and will quickly be beyond repair. This means not only an enormous loss of capital, but it also ends the possibility that popular anger among the freezing Germans this winter could force the Berlin regime to put German interests first and to seek rapprochement with Moscow.

“So the four explosions have demolished not just some heavily protected pipes, but also Russia’s potential leverage over Germany and hence the entire EU. The loss of Nordstream means that Ukraine now has a virtual stranglehold on gas supplies from Russia to Germany and the European Union. Doing a deal with Moscow would be completely pointless now that Kiev has its paws on the remaining pipeline valves.”

“It is beyond any reasonable doubt that the USA is to blame for the destruction. But it would be naive to assume that the sole, or even primary, target was Russia. Nordstream 2 has never worked, while Nordstream 1 has been closed down since August. So while it is a huge loss to Moscow in lost capital and potential political leverage, in terms of current and even likely future revenues, it makes no difference. Indeed, the increased energy prices this now builds into the global markets over the coming winter will mean that Russia will claw back much of the lost money through increased profits from sales to Asia.

“The biggest damage of all will not be done to Russia, but to Germany. The end of all hope of a return to affordable Russian gas means that the deindustrialisation of the country will speed up even more. The closure of the BASF chemical plants is now probably unavoidable, and even their own experts are uncertain as to whether, once switched off, they can ever be made to work again. These plants provide the feedstock on which the whole of German and neighbouring countries’ industry depends. Those companies which can move their operations abroad now have a massive incentive to switch production to the USA, but the vast majority will simply collapse. The sabotage of Nordstream was thus a ruthless act of economic war against Germany and Europe.”

Here we must note that the only reason that the US Deep State is in a position to shaft its ‘European allies’ is that their own political elite have spent the last decade systematically dismantling their home-grown energy industries. We’ve seen the destruction of the coal industry (and the communities it supported), the virtual moratorium on new gas field development and the strangling of nuclear power. Along with this has gone the insistence that all these ‘dense’ and reliable energy sources could be replaced by innately unreliable and grotesquely inefficient ‘renewables’.

As F. William Engdahl has pointed out, this “is not because politicians like Scholz or German Green Economy Minister Robert Habeck, nor EU Commission Green Energy Vice President Frans Timmermans are stupid or clueless. Corrupt and dishonest, maybe yes. They know exactly what they are doing. They are reading a script. It is all part of the EU plan to deindustrialize one of the most energy-efficient industrial concentrations on the planet. This is the UN Green Agenda 2030 otherwise known as Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset.”

An insight into the scale of the self-imposed disaster may be glimpsed in the forecast of Confartigianato, in Italy. On September 9th, the president Marco Granelli stated that “expensive energy puts 881,264 micro and small enterprises with 3,529,000 employees at risk, equal to 20.6 percent of the employment of the Italian business system”. The employers’ spokesman warned of a coming “massacre of companies.”

Engdahl went on to explain how the ‘liberalisation’ of the European gas market has turned the industry from an energy supply operation into a huge casino for speculation in futures, in which every new alarm and instability creates the opportunity for vast profits.

Once again, the lust for money is the root of much of this evil, although we should not under-estimate the parallel role of ideology. Or, more accurately, of religion, because the so-called ‘green agenda’ is, at root, a pseudo-religious cult.

The religiosity for which human beings are hardwired, having been deprived of its traditional Christian expression in the increasingly Godless West, has re-emerged in a hysterical cult of Mother Earth. We have angered the Goddess, and to placate her we must sacrifice the things we most value. Although, strangely, the liberal elite who push such the secularised rationalisations of this anti-human fantasy, show a marked reluctance to make such sacrifices themselves.

This stinking hypocrisy is one of the drivers of the increasingly powerful protests against the various consequences of assorted liberal elite policy decisions, particularly the energy-suicide-by-Russia now being imposed on the peoples of Europe by Brussels, Washington and their various local puppet occupation governments.

Huge demonstrations against the sanctions and in favour of Russian gas have already taken place in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain and Italy. It was easy to imagine these becoming irresistibly huge and violently angry once the winter really sets in. But not any more. What is the point of demonstrating to re-open gas pipelines which cannot be turned back on? Or others which pass through the territory of the mortal enemies of the potential gas supplier?

Surely, we will still see angry protests, but they will no longer have a demand which could be instantly fulfilled and which would mean that NATO’s Ukraine adventure had ended in political and economic humiliation as well as military castration.

The Europeans in general – and the Germans in particular – can protest all they like, but the destruction of Nordstream and the related fall-out mean that they really don’t have a choice anymore. Either pay whatever price is demanded for those LNG shipments from Texas – or freeze.

By now, the well-informed reader is probably wondering “when is he going to mention the Rand Corporation document? That bears out everything said so far”. Yes it does. The ‘leaked’ document does indeed explain the US Deep State’s destructive and cynical game very well.

But, along with “follow the money”, there is another very useful saying in life: “If something’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t.” And, unfortunately, I have to say that I believe that, while the document “Executive Summary: Weakening Germany, strengthening the U.S.” is accurate in what it describes; it is just too good to be true. It’s a piece of black propaganda, which resonates so well because it is based on the facts.

I have studied the document very carefully, and I can tell you beyond any reasonable doubt that it is written by someone whose native language is not English. It is very, very nearly perfect English, but it isn’t 100%. It includes phrases such as these:

“The continuing deterioration of the economic situation is highly likely to lead to a loss in the position of the Democratic Party in Congress and the Senate in the forthcoming elections to be held in November 2022.”

“Thanks to our precise actions, it has been possible to block the commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline”

“…..a loss in the position…….thanks to our precise actions”? To paraphrase Scotty in Star Trek, “it’s English, Jim, but not as we know it!”

An even bigger give-away lurks in the phrase “The major obstacle to it is growing independence of Germany.” No native English speaker would ever drop ‘the’ from before ‘growing’. But where do they do that? Apart from the unfeasibly sexy accent (when spoken by a woman, that is!) it’s the single most distinctive feature of Russian-English.

Is the Rand corporation having its internal secret documents written by a Russian fifth columnist traitor now living and working in the USA ? Either that, or the document is a forgery. My money is on the latter although, of course, what makes the forgery so convincing is that it so neatly sums up the reality of what is going on and why.

I’m sorry if that disappointed or angered you, but it doesn’t do the cause of truth any good to try to bolster it with documents which the liberal media can, if it becomes necessary, credibly write off as forgeries. Especially when the facts of what is being done by the criminals in Washington, London, Brussels and Kiev speak for themselves.

One of the most important of those facts is what Washington is doing to Germany, with the criminal complicity of the occupation regime in Berlin. They are reinforcing the vassal status of Germany by demolishing the infrastructure which gave it the physical potential to reject subservience. You cannot break away if doing so means the total collapse of your society, but to make you that vulnerable in the first place,your society has to be brought to near collapse and total dependence.

“Why Is Germany Committing Suicide?” asked David Chu in an article on Information Clearing House. “The Same Reasons why the EU/UK is Being Deindustrialized”, he replied in answer to his own question. He went on to ask another rhetorical question, which hit the nail on the head:

“Is it to emasculate Europe completely so as to make Europe completely dependent on the US for both energy and technology? The rest of the world is moving towards BRI and BRICS. The only block left to harvest aka rape and pillage for the Americans is Europe (plus Japan and South Korea).”

Just so! Which brings me to the crucial geopolitical point which, as far as I know, no other analyst has made so far. To use Germany, the EU and UK as obedient and useful vassals in a long-running cold or hot war, the USA would need them to have huge stocks of modern weapons and the ability to make more.

Yet, all we have seen since the conflict was first provoked are weapons and munitions being thrown into the Donbass meat grinder, at a rate which has left military insiders all over Western and central Europe warning that their armed forces are running out of the capacity to defend their own territory, let alone fight NATO’s proxy war in the Ukraine.

Even more incredibly, the industrial capacity which the EU and UK would need to wage a prolonged conventional war is being obliterated. In WW2 terms it’s as if Churchill had turned Bomber Command on Coventry and Birmingham, Goering had used the Luftwaffe to deindustrialise the Ruhr, and American Flying Fortresses had flattened London and Moscow.

Given that nuclear war would be suicidal for all concerned, this can only mean that – while their recklessness might cause nuclear Armageddon – the sinister forces running the Biden regime do not actually plan on fighting World War Three. I repeat, no-one prepares for war by destroying their allies’ capacity to wage it alongside them.

Understanding this also brings us to a geopolitical revelation. Again, I explained this in my latest piece for Sky News Arabia:

“The United States elite know that they have already lost world hegemony. We’ve just seen an exercise in desperate damage control. At the end of WW2 and during the old Cold War, the USA went to extraordinary lengths not only to keep Western Europe on its side, but also to ensure that Germany in particular became once again an economic powerhouse. To fight either a Cold War or a conventional hot one, you and your allies need steel works, chemical plants, vehicle factories and agricultural production. This was why Washington moved so swiftly from the Morgenthau Plan for the ‘pastoralisation’ and genocide of defeated Germany, to the Marshall Plan to rebuild it. A wealthy and economically powerful Western Europe was seen as an essential bulwark against the Soviet Union – economically and financially as well as militarily.

“The massive contrast between the Marshall Plan and the current energy blockade shows just how far times have changed. Washington knows that the unipolar moment has gone; nothing except mutual nuclear destruction can now stop China-Russia-India and the ‘global south’ developing their own economic power bloc and leaving America out in the cold. With the long struggle for global hegemony lost, Europe has ceased to be an essential ally.

“The first aim of the Ukraine war was to drive such a wedge between Germany and Russia that Berlin and its EU hinterland would not drift into the orbit of the new Eurasian co-prosperity sphere. That was achieved, but with no prospect of successful confrontation or competition with Eurasia. To do that Washington would need Germany and the EU not just onside, but also still economically powerful.

“Germany and the EU have instead become a target for asset stripping and the sale of ruinously expensive energy supplies. The ‘West’ has lost control of the world, so to try to make up for it, America has moved to ensure that it is the only economic superpower in the West. Just how long this giant looting operation can prop up the debt-ridden dollar is unclear but, from the point of view of Wall Street and the White House, it makes a very cynical sort of sense.

“Desperate sense too, because to beggar your key long-term allies and your one reliable market for a short-term financial fix is the decision of a financial junkie, not an all-powerful Doctor Evil.”

To conclude, this may still be about Mackinder, but it is no longer about control of the Eurasian land mass. To even contemplate that, Washington would need not just the conscripts of Western Europe, but also German industrial capacity. Further, even conscripts have to be willing to fight, and a society wrecked by green agenda lunacy and energy sabotage is not going to be worth fighting for.

So the Washington/Wall Street aim is not maintenance or restoration of global hegemony. It is to try to ensure the survival of US dominance in the shrunken empire of the West. In just fifteen per cent of the world!

Once more, to get to the bottom line, let’s follow the money. The panicking ‘Masters of the Universe’ are sacrifice their European allies in the desperate hope, not of global victory, but of trying to keep the fiat dollar Ponzi scheme afloat for a little while longer – even as the national debt surges past $30 trillion and the money printing machine goes into hyperdrive.

I will end with my reply to the final question from that Arab journalist the other day, who asked me what I thought Russia do to retaliate for the Baltic blast:

“No-one can predict what Russia will do, although we can be certain that the USA will in due course be presented with a very hefty bill for this latest outrage. ‘You blow up our pipelines, we’ll blow up yours’ is the sort of knee-jerk, over-hasty reaction to which Western powers are prone; Russia’s response is likely to be made in a more subtle way, somewhere further down the line.

“Given that it is about energy supplies, the bill for Nordstream might, for example, involve providing the tools which Syria and Iran need to complete the elimination of NATO’s proxy forces in Syria and Iraq. The end to the American oil-theft operation in Syria is an obvious and very fitting response. Given Vladimir Putin’s pledge that attacks on Russia would be met with an asymmetric response, however, while it would not be a surprise if this happens, it would be a big surprise if it was all that happens.

“World history since the 1960s has been one long succession of US aggression, over-reach and ghastly foreign policy errors which blow up in Uncle Sam’s face. There’s no reason for this to turn out any different.”

 
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  1. The “bill” may very well be a couple EMP bursts above CONUS that will leave a couple hundred Americans stewing in their juices with no power for their iToys. The Russians and Chinese are several generations less removed from living in the dirt, so like-for-like retaliation won’t affect them nearly as much.

    No native English speaker would ever drop ‘the’ from before ‘growing’.

    In that sort of construct, dropping the ‘the’ is a sign of educated English. The construct of which you might be thinking is one where your pretty Russian lady says, “When it comes to language, you have lost plot.” But I agree the Rand report reads like a high-school term paper … but having said that, it could very well be commensurate with the KSAs of the US’s Deep State Apparatchiks, so anything is possible.

  2. Announcement of the new reserve currency, coupled with an embargo on the export of Taiwanese chips? Why not?

  3. Jon 80085 says:

    The Ruskies should call uncle scam and let them know that there’s going to be a nuclear test around one of the US bases in Syria within the next 24 hours. “Can’t say which but could be all of them, who knows. Guess you’d better not hang around to find out.”

    • Agree: hardlooker
  4. Anonymous[137] • Disclaimer says:

    The RF response might not be blowing shit up. Anything else would go over the head of that perseverating retard Blinken, but he’s too stupid to comprehend his own humiliation. Russia’s calculus need not consider US ugga-bugga.

    The US has lost its Colombian borderlands, though it might look like a see-saw struggle for a while. That leaves Venezuela more secure. When Europe collapses Venezuela could be the swing producer that pushes US frackers under once and for all. It might take a discreet compact, and a little naval incident.

    Deutsche Bank is the first domino to tweak, particularly its Libor derivatives. DB’s failure will immediately bankrupt three systemically important banks in the US. The standard US response, looting the fisc, works only if the Petrodollar holds, and that’s gone.

    So Deutsche Bank, Venezuela, that’s where one might want to watch for the SCO’s riposte to chickenshit US sabotage with sneaky little ratfucks.

  5. To use Germany, the EU and UK as obedient and useful vassals in a long-running cold or hot war, the USA would need them to have huge stocks of modern weapons and the ability to make more.

    Yet, all we have seen since the conflict was first provoked are weapons and munitions being thrown into the Donbass meat grinder, at a rate which has left military insiders all over Western and central Europe warning that their armed forces are running out of the capacity to defend their own territory, let alone fight NATO’s proxy war in the Ukraine

    Whose fault is that? Europe’s. There is no bigger cheerleader on Earth for this war than Britain.

    I have all the screenshots. The multiple threats from Ben Wallace and Truss leading up to 2/24, the smug declarations from Patrick Sanders about how Britain can still kick Russian ass, the big Churchillean trip to Kiev in April where BoJo blew up promising peace talks.

    Britain’s rhetoric has been far more inflammatory than Brandon’s, and Russia has taken notice. They’ve threatened to nuke the vile little island more times than they have America. Again, I have the screenshots.

    I’m not the only one to notice this. Here’s American Michael Tracey on Truss’s record since February:

    Please note the line “frustrated by Washington’s unwillingness to take a harder line on Russia.” Britain’s the chief psychopath, the number one attack dog, even outstripping the neocons in the U.S. Senate, and that takes some doing.

    But Griffin is part of this noxious crew, so common at UR, which paints Europe as a victim, being played by Uncle Sam like some hayseed at a 3-card monte table in Times Square. Yeah right. Go cry some more over your Queen.

    And before you critique others’ command of the language, it’s loathe, not loath.

    • Troll: Lurker
  6. Cook says:

    Have you ever thought China might of blown up the pipeline?

    Sun Tze would suggest such a tactic.

  7. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    Seems to be an act of war against Germany. Wonder how they’ll take it. Probably it’ll accelerate their desire to get free of the American leash. US mafia state doesn’t seem to mind sticking it to its supposed friends and allies as it gets ever more reckless. ‘Rules based order’ , what a joke, the mafia state engages in international terrorism, sabotage and gangsterism whilst singing church hymns.

  8. Voltara says:

    The US is sending its allies a message

    • Agree: Big Iron 44
  9. @anonymous

    The Germans are occupied with more interesting matters: at about 8PM there is a show on a federal TV channel where five ladies and five gentlemen get naked and the audience discusses their private parts; the winners get a free night in a luxurious penthouse.

    And from 11PM till morning – hardcore porn on most TV channels.

  10. @The Alarmist

    At least that would settle the real/fake argument as to the reality of the EMP threat.

  11. @Bragadocious

    Indeed so. I’ve repeatedly said since the start of this that the British Deep State has been pushing Washington – ad it did with the Syrian poison gas hoax.

    So are you being offensive because you have a deep-rooted hatred of Britain, or have you got some particular beef with me individually?

  12. Anonymous[123] • Disclaimer says:

    But why is it’s american should do this to the world, because of one country interested.let the world come together and stop the american from during such to the international world.

  13. @Nick Griffin

    How am I being offensive? I thought I was pretty nice, given Britain’s behavior over the past 8 months (and even before that).

    I am waiting for the European amen corner to enter the chat and tell us that all Europe wants is peace, love and Eurovision and if it weren’t for those homicidal Amerizionist school shooters with their AR-15s and bibles we’d have peace with Russia. They never disappoint.

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  14. anonymous[140] • Disclaimer says:

    It is going to be quite a thing to see how Washington and Jerusalem react when they realize the global seat of power rests somewhere else, and that ultimate power is no longer theirs to exploit. For generations, Israeli and American leaders have been able to intimidate and cow others with the threat of assassination or targeted violence; that has allowed them to secure enormous concessions from others. When they finally realize that the world has had enough, and that economic and technological power is draining from their side, it will be a great moment for humanity. When that gutless, fat sack of sh**, John Bolton, threatened a Brazilian diplomat some years ago and told him he knew where the guy’s kids lived, that was (and is) just the sort of thing that the Israelis and Americans have been doing for decades. Now, at last, things are changing. A more civilized and sane world will emerge from the fall of the United States. If Americans wanted something better than a dramatic plunge off the cliff, then they should have stood up to the dark forces in their own government decades ago.

  15. bob sykes says:

    The fact that the Rand report is not written in American idiomatic English do not prove it is a forgery. Our institutions are full of people raised and educated in Europe for whom English of any kind is a second (or third) language. The Vindman brothers are a good example.

    So, I am not convinced by your argument, and I will withhold judgement as to the report’s validity. But it sure looks like Washington is implementing it now.

    • Agree: Franz, USGrant
    • Replies: @Franz
    , @Steve7u7
  16. The Europeans in general – and the Germans in particular – can protest all they like, but the destruction of Nordstream and the related fall-out mean that they really don’t have a choice anymore. Either pay whatever price is demanded for those LNG shipments from Texas – or freeze.

    It’s going to be “freeze.”

    Sorry for starting to skim your essay about midway through it (it’s not like I’m disagreeing with most of it!), but I’m failing to see incorporation of one of the most fundamental issues about the deindustrialization of Europe: if you impose the Morgenthau Plan Mark 2 on it they aren’t going to have the money to buy anyone’s LNG.

    They’ll be lucky to have enough money to be able feed those who don’t freeze to death during winters, which if they grow it locally requires Diesel to power farm machines, perhaps propane to dry grain, and natural gas for nitrogen fertilizer.

    A couple or so months ago BASF noted they’d paid a billion extra just to continue making ammonia for a few months after the start of the special military operation, a fertilizer itself and the first step in the others, also a feed stock for a lot things. Worldwide production is way down, the U.K. market started blowing up a full year ago when CF Industries shut down its two plants there.

    Since the American empire isn’t interested in truly traditional loot like women, slaves, gold and silver, and certainly isn’t going to open its arms to the whites in Europe, we’re not talking about all this being a money making project, with the exceptions you noted about the Ukraine.

    This will also hammer industry world wide, Germany is in particular a manufacturing powerhouse (and if you for example use Braun shavers with Made In Germany shaving heads, stock up now! And I mean, today or this week.) Zoltan Pozsar who’s been making interesting observations lately noted:

    Europe is facing a Minsky moment triggered by excessive financial leverage “and in the context of supply chains, leverage means excessive operating leverage: in Germany, $2 trillion of value added depends on $20 billion of gas from Russia… …that’s 100-times leverage – much more than Lehman’s.”

    BTW, there are two other pipeline networks that can in theory deliver Russian natural gas to Germany and other northern and central European nations. One goes through the Ukraine and one of two forks of it entering that country has already been shut down, the Yamal-Eurpoe one has a fork that goes through extreme eastern Ukraine on its way to Slovakia and an Austrian hub, but also has a route through Poland. The Nord Stream pipelines were created in part to avoid the vicissitudes of transit through the Ukraine etc.

  17. Well, if the German economy crashes will Israel lose its milch cow?

    No more holocaust reparations or free submarines.

    How much wealth will the world economy lose as result of shutting down the German economy?

    Is it worth it? Brandon.

    • Replies: @fish
  18. Franz says:
    @bob sykes

    Our institutions are full of people raised and educated in Europe for whom English of any kind is a second (or third) language.

    More people need to know this.

    Even or maybe especially “American” movies as Victor Marchetti’s old article — amazingly here at TUR, thanks, Ron — told us years ago:

    https://www.unz.com/pub/jhr__denying-that-jews-control-the-film-business/

    • Replies: @lloyd
  19. A rabid dog is most dangerous before it gets shot, that’s the United States today, a rabid dog, running around biting everything in sight. The US regime, knows it’s on it’s last legs, tries to pull everyone down with them. The end result of this sabotage will be to drive Germany and other western European nations away from Nato, EU and other American controlled institutions. While this act of sabotage has bought the US a few minutes, the long term result is that they have driven themselves away from Europe, because Europe sees them for what they really are, betrayers and enemies. The only Europeans that will cling to the notion that the US is good are the insane Poles, and Baltic rump states who will learn the hard way, and pay dearly for their blind obedience to Washington.

  20. Pontius says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    This would sort of argue in favor of Russia taking the whole of Ukraine at this point.

  21. Their Rothschilds’ Plan Is A Monumental Disaster”

    • Replies: @Yukon Jack
  22. Professor Jeff Sachs on Bloomberg, the USA did it, and says Navy helos patrolled the area during the op.

    • Thanks: Ron Unz, Avery, Agent76
    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  23. 00Buck says:

    If Putin really wanted to play Chess he could offer incentives to all Western European industry that moved into Russia. Russia needs manufacturing revenue and European industry needs energy.

    • Replies: @WCH
    , @InnerCynic
    , @Baz
  24. @Cook

    Have you ever thought China might of blown up the pipeline?

    Sun Tze would suggest such a tactic.

    Dude, if you’re going down that K-hole, then it’s more likely Brazil. Germany humiliated host Brazil 7 to 1 in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals.

    • LOL: InnerCynic, LJ
    • Replies: @JJenkins
    , @G wiltek
  25. IronForge says:

    I concur.

    The Plutarchy+Vassal_Oligarchs of the H8_Hegemony cannot contain, subjugate, nor ruin RUS and CHN. RUS have the Natural Resources/Military/HighTech+AeroSpace_KnowHow; and CHN have the Military/Financial_Clout/Mercantile_Reach/Industrial_Depth/HighTech+AeroSpace_KnowHow.

    Both are on the “Same Teams”; and together with their Extended Trade Partners (e.g., RCEP/IND/SCO/BRICS/SilkRoad/EAEU) – will bring about alternative and interactive Trade Settlement Currency Systems – apart from those run by the H8🌟*.

    What the H8 can do are to:
    A) Strengthen their grip over DEU, FIN+SWE(ZATOCEANIA Mbrship), €U via ZATOCEANIA;
    B) Try to Intimidate IRN(now Protected by CHN/PRK/SCO);
    C) Try to Intimidate IND. Not happening thanks to SCO;
    D) Take Influential Control over Africa;
    E) Take Influential Control over Central+South America;
    F) Take Influential Control over OPEC… possibly for some, like a KSA Coup via CIA. Once OPEC openly sell to CHN in CN¥ and IND in IN₹, that play may Fail.
    G) Try to Defame CHN by playing out a prolonged MIC-Monied Democracy Song+Dance Show and possible ColoRevo/Armed-Rebellion by the DPP Dictatorship Faction on Taiwan Island. DPP are about to be ousted, so unless AUKUS are sneaking in PMCs, Straggler-Mercs, CIA/MI6-Militia, and AUKUS Forces – there shouldn’t be a major Military Engagement. Most Scenarios should have the PLA surrounding the Island with Commanding Control of the Airspace within Hours – repeat Hours of Initiation as Rebellion Forces get picked off.

    So, the H8 Control the, EuroZone and the Americas – possibly most of Africa and some OPEC Members as Subjects…

    *****

    🌟* The West are controlled by the H8_Hegemony. The Plutarchy+Vassal_Oligarchs in WashingtonDC-WallSt/London/Brussels/WEF/Jerusalem are the “Hegemon” – while the H8 group the 8 “National-State Level Economies” – “Greater_ISR+Diaspora” and VassalG7 – that are closely held by the Hegemon.

    The VassalG7 are All Expendable; and will be consumed, spent, reused, and abandoned once unrecoverable

    • Agree: inspector general
  26. @The Alarmist

    The “bill” may very well be a couple EMP bursts above CONUS that will leave a couple hundred Americans stewing in their juices with no power for their iToys.

    If those super “EMP” bombs are all they’re cracked up to be, a more likely outcome is that a minimum of a hundred million Americans would starve to death.

    Except for a couple of terrible screw-ups, this essay would have gotten an A+ grade from me despite this author being an extreme right-wing Brit.

    The religiosity for which human beings are hardwired, having been deprived of its traditional Christian expression in the increasingly Godless West, has re-emerged in a hysterical cult of Mother Earth.

    The author cannot back up that claim, so why include it at all?

    Along with this has gone the insistence that all these ‘dense’ and reliable energy sources could be replaced by innately unreliable and grotesquely inefficient ‘renewables’.

    Now if Mr. Griffin had said “…could be prematurely replaced…” and skipped the “unreliable” BS, I would have had no objection. But he had to sneak in his “Global Warming Is A Lie” beliefs. Coal, oil, and natural gas are just ancient Solar energy, and while their use has been great for humanity, the side effects have been substantial and those effects are getting worse with every passing year. Nuclear power is both extremely expensive and incredibly dangerous.

    In WW2 terms it’s as if Churchill had turned Bomber Command on Coventry and Birmingham, Goering had used the Luftwaffe to deindustrialise the Ruhr, and American Flying Fortresses had flattened London and Moscow.

    Still, there were some really clever features in this essay, and I’ll give it a solid “B” grade.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  27. @That Would Be Telling

    Nobody can explain how muttmerica is going to “loot” European industries. Do these pea-brained Sub-Humans think that moving entire supply and production chains is just like moving an apartment?

    Not to mention the fact that what are they going to offer these potentially relocating industrialists? Muttmerica is the same welfare state as the EU, with loads of niggers and spics as the cherry on top.

    How are they going to pay? What are these potential investors going to pay the amerimutts with? It is all toilet fiat, with neitheir gold nor precious resources to back them. And Russia and China have already called the bluff on the transcontinental tranny pedo army of muttmerica. So no petrodollar either.

    It is all very ill conceived.

    Anyhow, I’m just glad to see jew golems imploding. Putin should hurry up, double time and nuke the Negro-Saxon monkey island too, for safe measure.

  28. Alfred says:

    An excellent article that follows my own thinking.

    However, there is one important correction that I would like to make. I used to be a civil engineer – unlike Nick Griffin. I have news for him. Repairing the pipelines is not a big deal. All 4 breakages could be repaired for a total under $20m and in 2 months if the political will is there.

    Ships are made of steel. Saltwater does not dissolve them. The steel of these pipelines is 41mm thick. The steel of modern ships is 14-19mm thick. The pipeline doubtless has numerous anodes to prevent the steel behaving like a battery – cathodic protection.

    The Russians have already offered to repair the pipelines – provided the Europeans respect their conditions (i.e. behave like grown ups). The fact that this is not mentioned in the media of the West indicates that the traitorous leadership of Europe are in on the plan to depopulate Europe.

    Russia may be able to fix the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which were damaged earlier this week, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Novak said on Sunday.

    “There are technical possibilities to restore the infrastructure, it requires time and appropriate funds. I am sure that appropriate opportunities will be found,” Novak told Russia 1 TV.

    Nord Stream pipelines can be restored – Moscow

    • Agree: Jim Christian
    • Thanks: dogbumbreath, Emslander
  29. @Joe Paluka

    A rabid dog is most dangerous before it gets shot, that’s the United States today, a rabid dog, running around biting everything in sight.

    Thanks Joe.

    You don’t have to know why a rabid dog bit this person at this time or why it did not bite some other person.

    The Anglo/Zio Empire is a gigantic beast and it is dying. It is raging, foaming and lashing out randomly. Nobody anywhere will be safe until it is dead.

    • Agree: LJ
  30. zard says:

    A contrived natural gas shortage of course, similar to their fabricated excuses why pump prices are $5-6 a gallon…

    Don’t worry about it though, everything is going according to the WEF plans to further devolve the West into non-white techno-Communist slave societies, as Chabad agent Putin follows the Rothschild script admirably…

    Thesis (NATO/Ukraine) Antithesis (Soviet Russia/China) Synthesis (WEF Great Reset/Agenda 2030/Whiteocide)

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  31. “It is very, very nearly perfect English…”
    How would you know? Earlier in your article you wrote “…to that of the Sky News we all know and loath…”
    “Loath” is an adjective meaning “unwilling”. You will recall, I’m sure, the phrase from Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn”: “What maidens loath?” Keats means “What maidens unwilling?”
    The word you sought but could not find was the verb “loathe”, meaning to “despise”.

  32. WCH says:
    @00Buck

    That is a brilliant idea.

  33. Theseus. says:

    the Kikes are iplementing now that they have no opsition whatsoever, the Mogenthau ( jew ) plan of 76 years ago, to obliterate Germans

  34. This was interesting. I liked Putin’s speech.
    Things are getting hard in the US of Arrogance.
    We are a third world country, with second class leaders, and the first to start another fucking war.
    Christ Almighty

    • Agree: Fred777
  35. JWalters says:
    @Bragadocious

    There is no bigger cheerleader on Earth for this war than Britain.

    I submit this is because the Zionist Empire is still headquartered in the City of London, and thus has a tighter hold over Britain than America.

    The Zionist Empire is the source of the West’s drive for a unipolar hegemony, put in writing in the Wolfowitz Doctrine and the PNAC plan. (Their cult leaders think they were chosen by God to rule the world, and all goyim are expendable animals.) Today America provides the main muscle, but the UK still provides valuable intel assistance to Mossad.

    It looks to me like the Zionist Empire attempted one of their standard regime-change & resource plundering operations on Russia (trying to revive the 1990’s). But things went unexpectedly and badly wrong. Their “devastating” economic attack on Russia failed miserably, and then the military situation went downhill.

    In desperation, to keep Germany from developing friendlier relations with a victorious Russia, they decided to destroy Germany.

    • Agree: chris, inspector general, ld
    • Replies: @Chriss
  36. Everybody speculates about Russian retaliation. But why would Russia retaliate? Before the sabotage, Russia had a big dilemma: to close or not to close the valve? Well, the sabotage made them lose a lot of money but compared to the sums that the West has plundered from Russia before, it’s peanuts, and look at the silver lining, the US pretty much solved the Russians’ big dilemma for them.

    Btw, the use of articles is indeed an indicator on whether someone is a native English speaker but the absence of “the” isn’t a “distinctive feature” of just Russian-English, it is a distinctive feature of Slavic-English. I don’t have an opinion on whether the Rand document is a forgery or not but though it definitely wasn’t written by a native English speaker and highly unlikely by e.g. a native French speaker, they have the exact opposite problem with “the”, they overuse it, the document could have been written by a native speaker of any Slavic language. For what it’s worth, it could have been written by a Russian Jew, a Pole, a Serb or a Croat, the formation of sentences would be near identical.

    • Replies: @Odyssey
  37. @Bragadocious

    If you wish to see the wilder shores of UK lunacy, check out the deranged Simon Tisdall in the demented Guardian. Today’s contribution is that XI is a moronic monster who only rose to power because his mother interceded on his behalf with Party elders. Really-he’s that fucking mad, although he quotes various Imperial sub-fascists, indicating that this is just another facet of the genocidal hate campaign against China.
    I rather think that we are living through the process that afflicts ‘advanced’ societies that have not solved the psychopath problem. Once the Evil Insane have sufficient means to do the job, they wipe out their species. Fermi Paradox resolved.

    • Agree: Bert
  38. fish says:
    @kerdasi amaq

    Is it worth it? Brandon.

    What would he have to do with any of this?

  39. @Cook

    Typing ‘of’ instead of ‘have’-what can one say?

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  40. Rush says:

    Mr Griffin has poured cold water over the RAND document however in doing so he has thrown the baby out with the bathwater. Yes the leaked ‘executive summary’ is fake but the real thing, the 2019 “Extending Russia” strategy document is not and it was never ‘leaked’ but put into the public domain back in 2019. Yet he adopted a condescending tone in dismissing the strategy as he displayed his own ignorance. Sorry but I had to stop reading/skimming at that point

  41. @The Alarmist

    The same effect can be obtained by writing it in English, translating it to Russian, and then re-translating into English through a native Russian translator…

  42. Since i am not Jewish, there goes any credit to my findings.

    Today: all nation players ( including the Russia Republic and China), Sweden to Poland over UK and back to the US know who was the perpetrator of the explosives attack on the pipelines. Details are evident in observations of military and civil information agencies. All nations carry administration insiders that internally brief and debrief the exact details. — So why is nobody ready to throw the known known out in the open? Not Russia, not Germany, no NATO carrier state! The reason is simple, all state players want to obfuscate their near identical potential of observations. The general public should better ask the right question: why are we, non-insiders, all-interested though, kept in the dark. Are we the soccer players to be thrown in the arena to delect our elites whatever their internal interests might be. Come Russia, come US.

    In February of this single year, in response to below:

    So the Washington/Wall Street aim is not maintenance or restoration of global hegemony. It is to try to ensure the survival of US dominance in the shrunken empire of the West. In just fifteen per cent of the world!

    Yes the quest for Germany is a deflection, a defensive move of our Cabal of the West for lack of being able to take a bite out of the Russian Federation. (as mentioned in February of this year by me, thanks for the author of bringing up the evidenced a few months late.)

  43. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Israel had developed very strong trade relations with Russia and China until Pompeo gave them ultimatums. With America gone Israel easily will pivot to the BRICS countries because it’s logically part of that Eurasian geographical bloc.

    The only people who suffer in the end will be the hapless American public who’ve been led down the garden path by their politicians pastors and MCs of the cultural vulgarity that is used to endlessly distract and stupefy this society.

  44. skrik says:

    The sabotage of Nordstream was thus a ruthless act of economic war against Germany and Europe

    The ultimate Dolchstoss?

  45. @Anonymous

    There is nothing of worth that America can export, therefore it has to necessarily capture oil and gas fields; this is highly essential because now all the dollars circulating in the world markets are going to return to the American empire; the challenge is to find something to sell to the foreigners in exchange for these home-coming dollars; if there is nothing that dollar can buy, then the dollar becomes worthless, and the fiat empire will crash in a spectacular implosion. Saudi oil seems to be running out, hence the attempts at capturing Yemeni and Syrian oil fields.

    When the oil and gas producing countries refuse to accept dollars for payment, the American fiat empire is finished for ever.

    The Russia – China – (and a reluctant) India bloc will try to introduce a fuel-backed world currency probably issued by an international bank, as a knee-jerk reaction to the dollar, because they also do not see into long future.

    I do not want to pontificate, but the cost of issuing new currency should be next to zero, because if the cost of new currency is more, it will be a drag on the economy. Remember, in the middle ages, the cost of finding new gold and silver for minting new currency was so high, the money in circulation was very restricted. This was what prompted the introduction of promissory currency in large scale. And in our times, the continuous interest paid on new currency in perpetuity is a cumulative drag on the whole economy. New currency should be introduced into the economy without interest, and at a very cheap cost.

  46. mike99588 says:

    Actually one thing that I am surprised that Putin hasn’t done, since he is obsessed with US/western precedents for nuclear weapons, is simply enforcing USSR/Russian laws on “sabotage” including economic, in a long arm mode, like the US does. IIRC, in USSR times sabotage was a death penalty item.

    At least in the late 90s, educated Russian corporate employees seemed to think it was still on the books when I mentioned it about some deliberate, potentially catastrophic interference and misbehaviors their parent was engaging in. If I had dropped a neutron bomb, I don’t think it would have done more.

    How many Europeans would derive some schadenfreude now if Putin long armed documented parties, like Victoria Nuland for trial or his more typical responses to persistant offenders?

    • Agree: Skeptikal
    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  47. Like ships with sealable compartments, the Nordstream pipelines surely have maintenance and breach seal off valves along the way. Knowing where the sabotage occurred in relation to those seal off points could be enlightening.

    It’s too early to claim the pipelines are beyond repair or to make assumptions on “who did it” based on such a claim.

  48. Miro23 says:
    @Anonymous

    Deutsche Bank is the first domino to tweak, particularly its Libor derivatives.

    In fact Putin may not need to do anything. Apart from derivatives, German banks are heavily involved with German manufacturing which is in panic mode. They stand or fall together.

  49. Clown World

    • Replies: @Avery
  50. @00Buck

    I’ve said the same thing. If German industry wanted to survive, free of the American hegemon, then the smartest move would be to Russia.

  51. @Carlton Meyer

    But of course the broad deflects, like a faithful poodle, the conversation by saying they don’t want to get into a “tit for tat”. Good job, bitch!

  52. I agree with the author that the ‘Rand’ document is probably a forgery. I’m familiar with Rand publications and this one is just a tiny bit ‘off’. However I believe it perfectly explains the reality of what’s going on. In this it resembles the Protocols Of Zion which also, through unlikely to be a direct reproduction of what the Elders actually said, reflects with uncanny prescience what subsequently played out.

    • Agree: Rurik, nokangaroos
    • Replies: @godzilla
  53. @Here Be Dragon

    Weimar redux. And we know how that ended.

  54. padre says:
    @Cook

    In the middle of NATO zone?

    • Agree: Decoy
  55. @Cook

    I blew it up! In a fit of pique.

  56. Baz says:
    @00Buck

    What a brilliant left field suggestion….

    That would solve Russia’s need for Technology transfer and Germany’s need to preserve it’s ownership of it’s heavy industrial sectors.

    Let’s hope some clever Russians and Germans are picking up that idea.

  57. @anonymous

    “Wonder how they’ll take it. Probably it’ll accelerate their desire to get free of the American leash.”
    Har !
    Hope you are right.
    Sadly, I’m not optimistic. In fact, the opposite is probably better odds….

  58. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    It is going to be quite a thing to see how Washington and Jerusalem react when they realize the global seat of power rests somewhere else, and that ultimate power is no longer theirs to exploit.

    You won’t see that because “ultimate power”, briefly held by the US after 1990, is going to vanish, dissipate, be gone — poof! Eurasia won’t unify, it will fragment. Every country on the Eurasian continent is in serious trouble, and they will fight each other in consequence once the US has pulled back to the other side of the oceans.

    Nor will the US government exercise “ultimate power” over its domestic politics. To paraphrase an old SF writer (H. Beam Piper), “Violence is the last resort of the incompetent since they wait until even the power of prayer would fail.” An example of that would be the pullback of law enforcement in NYC followed by a “defund the police” drive mixed with the rise of Antifa, BLM, and lawfare against all Republicans. The police represent limited violence, and after Giuliani the violence needed to maintain a safe society was shut down in favor of unlimited violence to maintain Democratic Party dominance.
    The next stage is reorganization of some fundamental kind that can’t be predicted before the event. In fact, that’s about all you can say: if you predict (from your current political culture) what political form will emerge, that political form will not emerge. It’s sort of a Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems for societal transformations.

    All this fuss and bother will greatly reduce world trade, leading to general poverty and starvation (as it always has before). The US will find that the rest of the world is too busy with its neighbors to take a try at the US, and will thus be left alone to settle its own internal affairs. Same with Latin America.

    I should add at this point that a stable digital currency that is independent of any government would probably appreciate in the above scenario.

    How long would it take for this to happen? Maybe a few years, maybe tomorrow. See Petraeus’ proposal to “. . . take out every Russian conventional force that we can see and identify on the battlefield in Ukraine and also in Crimea and every ship in the Black Sea . . .” (https://nypost.com/2022/10/03/us-would-destroy-putins-forces-if-he-uses-nukes-petraeus/). The Russian Federation (RF) has about 9 new whiz-bang systems that it says it will use in such a case. If RF is serious, the reorganization starts suddenly, and with a bang that would destroy even the digital currency market (WSJ headline for the day: “Stocks slide as US destroyed in nuclear exchange”. NYT has same headline, with sub-line “Women and children suffer most”).

    It would be nicer if Europe could simply confederate with Russia, and the resulting entity could cooperate with the US to keep global trade relatively free and suppress local wars, but, well, it doesn’t look likely. It is still possible, but only if US policy changes radically and soon after the 2022 elections.

    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  59. @Cook

    Feckless fool: “…might have blown up…”

  60. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    . . . if you impose the Morgenthau Plan Mark 2 on it they aren’t going to have the money to buy anyone’s LNG.

    They’ll be lucky to have enough money to be able feed those who don’t freeze to death during winters, which if they grow it locally requires Diesel to power farm machines, perhaps propane to dry grain, and natural gas for nitrogen fertilizer.

    The Roman Republic’s civil wars involving Caesar and Augustus were waged because the Roman Senate was incapable of managing Roman conquests. Informally, the governors sent out to the provinces skinned rather than sheered the provincial sheep because they knew they would need the money to survive on their return to Rome. Centuries later, the Spanish had a saying: “Each viceroy must make three fortunes in the Americas. One to pay back the money he had borrowed to bribe the people who had appointed him, one to bribe the judges of the court that would try him after his return to Spain, and one for himself”. That same necessity was driving the Roman Empire to revolt. The effect of two civil wars was to make an imperial governor a civil service job under the direct supervision of the Emperor, and reduce the graft. It worked, and the Western Empire lasted until ~AD 500, much longer if you count until the fall of Constantinople.

    The US is apparently incapable of managing the world, and is, in fact, losing interest in doing that. The end result of this retreat will be an end to globalization and a resulting famine and impoverishment in most, possibly all, places. Among other things, it will remove the financial base of the present US government by urban political machines.

  61. @Nick Griffin

    Brag hates Brits, I’m sorry to say, although I’m sure he understands the average Brit has as much control over Truss and BoJo as the average American has over the State Department.

    One thing – I thought that Rand Corp document was fake?

    Today in the Guardian – Ukraine, or as much of Ukraine as survives the war, is apparently going to be looted as Russia was in the early-mid 1990s, when babushkas were selling their possessions on Moscow streets while the oligarchs partied with the finest women money could buy.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/04/ukraine-must-revamp-labour-laws-and-step-up-privatisation-to-fix-economy

    Ukraine needs to revamp its labour laws and redouble efforts to privatise thousands of companies to repair its economy, its president’s economic adviser has said.

    Alexander Rodnyansky, an adviser to the president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said the war-torn country needed to speed up efforts to reform industries as it looked to rebuild after Russia’s invasion.

    Rodnyansky told the Guardian that the Ukrainian government needed to “create the foundations for rapid economic growth” while also financing the conflict.

    Rodnyansky was promoted to become chief economic adviser earlier this year after two years with the government. His father is a film producer who helped Zelenskiy become a household name as an actor.

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  62. Hitch says:

    So the Washington/Wall Street aim is not maintenance or restoration of global hegemony. It is to try to ensure the survival of US dominance in the shrunken empire of the West. In just fifteen per cent of the world!

    Blinken, Nuland, Austin and all the other Kabbalists do not give a hoot about “US dominance”. They are concerned with Khazarian/Ashkenazi dominance, the Kabbalah, and their oaths to various Babylonian mystic entities.

    All these staged events, even including the destruction Nordstream, are always tied in with secret esoteric and/or Talmudic knowledge. I do not know whether Nick Griffin is a “Normie”. I do know that he massively failed to name the Jew in this article.

    He is correct in his assertion that this is not about the US “Anglo-Saxon” Empire. We have long ago transcended the great game. After the 70 year hiatus from WWII, we are now back into the ritual and satanic sacrifice and genocide of European civilization.

    • Thanks: Rurik
  63. Emslander says:
    @Anonymous

    The RF response might not be blowing shit up. Anything else would go over the head of that perseverating retard Blinken, but he’s too stupid to comprehend his own humiliation.

    Isn’t this just the problem. Our Affirmative Action society has now put in all positions of governance people who cannot and will not understand intelligent communications from the traditional cultures. Note that our newest AA Justice of the Supreme Court has been hailed far and wide for her first session of arguments for having asked questions that might get her a C from a real law school professor.

    We have destroyed a beautiful and complex engineering marvel dedicated to the peaceful advancement of clean energy in the name of equity toward the undereducated. This is a tragedy of the highest order.

    • Agree: TKK, Richard B
    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @Richard B
  64. Triteleia Laxa [AKA "Monitor of Halls"] says:

    It was Russia. First, they lied about technical problems on Nordstream 1 to try and push Nordstream 2 and to avoid financial penalties for failing to deliver contractually enforceable gas via 1.

    Then, when the lie ran out, they blew up Nordtream 1, leaving Nordstream 2 functional.

    Were it the Americans, they would obviously have blown up 2 instead of 1. But the Russians blew up 1 instead of 2.

    No more debate needed. Russian shills exposed again.

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Passing By
    , @gidoutahere
  65. Z-man says:

    Radek Sikorski/Applebaum. The correct way to say his name is Radeck Applebaum. We all know who wears the pants in that family. (Big Grin)

  66. Since US are masters of the false flag watch out for the next, even bigger, one – they’ll blow up the Zaporozhye nuclear plant and blame it on Russia.

    Regarding forgeries, there’s another, more (in)famous document, they claim Russia forged more than a century ago. No need to state which document, this is one quiz question every UR reader knows the answer to.

  67. Tom Welsh says:

    “I have studied the document very carefully, and I can tell you beyond any reasonable doubt that it is written by someone whose native language is not English. It is very, very nearly perfect English, but it isn’t 100%”.

    Plausible, but I don’t agree at all. When I graduated from university in 1969, this argument might have convinced. Today, I find that educated foreigners (those for whom English is not their “first language”) are often more literate and articulate in English than American and British people. The difference lies in education and popular culture, which are no longer as separate as they once were – and still should be.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  68. @That Would Be Telling

    Yes, the whole point is that they want the pipelines going through the Ukraine because Ukraine can then steal the gas as it was doing before. The undersea pipelines bypass the thieving East Europeans. Now the question you need to ask is whether the Bidens were profiting from the theft of the gas stolen by the Ukraine. They could have had a good number going there in that corrupt state and are fuming mad because they can’t do the same if the gas goes straight to the West European consumers. So the undersea pipes had to go.

  69. @Triteleia Laxa

    Actually, both NS2 and NS1 have been blown up. NS2 first then NS1.

  70. Walter says:

    Agree RAND is forgery, is also true. Is easy to make fake Russian-English. Native Englishman can write fake. Example> https://youtu.be/fUbKIQIh7G0 (goofgasmystery cartoon, note fake Russia-English)

    (Native English-speaking Americanski dude)

  71. Triteleia Laxa [AKA "Monitor of Halls"] says:
    @Passing By

    Look under More. Russia is clearly saying that they can use Nordstream 2.
    .

    • Replies: @Passing By
  72. @Old Brown Fool

    Extrapolating from there, the only place where raw materials can be stolen and sold for dollars is Africa. I presume African command will be busy capturing mines.

    • Replies: @Richard B
  73. Great piece, Nick.

    • Agree: Richard B
  74. Interesting how England kept their Sterling Pound monetary system isolated from the Euro.
    Prescient?
    I’d say so.

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  75. @Eustace Tilley (not)

    As if the native English-speakers of today had such a nit-picking command of their traditional language. “Loath” as an adjective meaning “reluctant, unwilling” is now nearly as out of use as “wont” in the meaning of “used to”.

    University goers, especially Ivy League and Oxbridge, have been developing a special hatred for overly elegant language of any kind : it smacks of working class white supremacism and Tolkein moralism. Using too well-polished turns of phrase has been a minus for decades when writing an application letter to a corporation. The heavy tendency in English at large, as a native language as well as a learned one, is the doing away with “-‘s”-marked possessive forms, in favour of simple adjectival use of nouns and nominal expressions, as well as with an ever greater number of “the” definite articles. Within about one century it is surmised that the English definite article will be gone except in set idiomatic expressions, especially in the form of the language considered as literate.

    Though another less known but even heavier tendency at work is the break up of the English language along ideological class lines that will result in sub-languages being no longer intelligible to each other, one marked by Orwellian political correctness and the resulting cancelling out of most simple words of anglo-saxon origin in favour of polysyllabic formulae, another marked by extreme anti-intellectualism. In India people who learn English to work as international phone call operators are now taught General American English and Murrican English as two languages as different and fast diverging as Hindi and Urdu, which a century ago were known under a single label : Hindustani.

    Once that main cleavage is achieved and both sub-languages agree upon censoring all what smacks of 19th century language out of legitimate expression, the politically correct one because it is the expression of dead white male spirits to be conjured, the Murrican one because it is the language of a humanistic leisure class to be done away as an impediment to cut-throat fight for survival, English will all of a sudden cease to be felt as a space of free expression like none other but rather a personal exposure to forces of censorship and surveillance of the kind to avoid like classical Arabic if you don’t want to experience problems with imams. Once that main cleavage has been achieved other smaller divisions are to come.

    • Thanks: Emslander
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    , @Joe Levantine
  76. Chriss says:
    @JWalters

    City of London…
    People immediately recognize 666 as “the number of the beast.”
    https://charlesantichrist.com/

  77. godzilla says:
    @Irish Savant

    The Elders, twelve of them, one from each tribe including tribes considered to be defunct and non-grata by the Pharisees, meet once every hundred years, at midnight, with Satan as chairman, in the Jewish Cemetery of Prague. You can try to sneak in and get a recording for an exact transcript as “Sir John Retcliffe” (pseudonym for Hermann Goedsche of Prussian Intelligence d. 1878) did in Biarritz, a novel that was serialized in Europe in many languages in 1868, or, you can just read the synopsis when it is reported in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  78. @mulga mumblebrain

    Britain’s been using NATO as a cat’s paw to re-fight all of its old colonial battles ever since 1949. China is on this list, and obviously so is Russia. Thus does Liz Truss desire a “global NATO.” Nothing frightens Britain more than being alone in the world. They nearly had a nervous breakdown fighting a developing world junta like Argentina, and that was the moment when they said never again. And even in that case, without Yankee help, they would have lost.

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  79. Agent76 says:

    September 29, 2022 Should Europeans ‘Thank’ the Americans for Destroying Nord Stream?

    Europe should have heeded the advice of Henry Kissinger: “To be an enemy of the U.S. is dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal.”

    https://strategic-culture.org/news/2022/09/29/should-europeans-thank-americans-for-destroying-nord-stream/

    Oct 3, 2022 Putin announces use of nukes; Russia-Ukraine war takes a dangerous turn?

    Moscow’s annexation of the Ukrainian territories may have turned the direction of the war. The battle between the two sides seems to be taking a dangerous turn now as the world is worried over Russia’s invasion.

  80. @zard

    A contrived natural gas shortage of course, similar to their fabricated excuses why pump prices are $5-6 a gallon…

    Contrived, of course. You can achieve a peak oil like period by systematically defunding oil production. But “excuses” does not fit what’s going on.

    Besides high input prices of crude oil which “Biden” has been papering over for the US and to a degree the world by draining the Political Strategic Petroleum Reserve before the midterms, the US lost 1 million barrels per day (bpd) of refinery capacity after COVID hit, the whole world I’ve read a total of 3.4 million bpd.

    When demand recovered legit shortages developed, and we should note Xi’s been helping this by his wack a city Zero COVID policy softening demand along with the inevitable sooner or later residential real estate crash. This was made worse in the US by banning imports of distillates from Russia (which the EU claims they’re going to follow along with crude first), this hitting the northeast in particular because it’s so allergic to refineries and pipelines (New York is flat out blockading New England of natural gas, while requiring its gas utilities to keep hooking up new customers…).

  81. Europe, and especially Germany, will not forget being stabbed in the back by the USA blowing up the Nord Stream Pipelines.

    The USA can expect Europe to become very uncooperative in the coming months and years.

  82. Levtraro says:
    @Alfred

    Yes. It’s not easy to destroy such a large work of civil engineering. They need to do some more damage, maybe a lot more, to be truly effective.

  83. @mulga mumblebrain

    XI is a moronic monster

    The best lies, don’t know if this counts, include a grain of truth. Xi is by definition a monster, you don’t become top dog in the PRC while for example helping to create and push your own clique above the previous two leading ones, Tsinghua over the Shanghai and Communist Youth League ones, and he’s accumulated quite a body count by now.

    And I’m afraid he’s “moronic,” partly because he’s truly not that smart, a reversion to the mean princeling son of a very significant revolutionary era and beyond figure, and because the Cultural Revolution terminated his education in middle school. The proof is in the pudding, he’s not a very good helmsman at all. I’ve also heard he was selected by the two previously leading cliques in a very boneheaded move by them, but nothing about his mother having any role in this, which sounds very unlikely on its face.

    genocidal hate campaign against China

    Hate campaign for sure and not unearned, but “genocidal?” Does anyone even need to bother with that when the CCP is doing a bang up job with their one child policy they’ve so far been unable to reverse the effects of??

  84. @Triteleia Laxa

    I have seen what was under “More”. Röpcke is a paid shill and has about no credibility whatsoever. He never had and will never have. NS2 has been damaged and to be ever usable, it needs extensive immediate repair. As does NS1.

    • Replies: @Triteleia Laxa
  85. @Old Brown Fool

    There is nothing of worth that America can export, therefore it has to necessarily capture oil and gas fields

    This is a remarkably stupid statement, seeing as how “Biden” is getting increasing upset by our increasing export of distillates (gasoline, kerosene as jet fuel, Diesel and I’d assume heaver stuff), now reaching weekly peaks of five million barrels per day (bpd). And how can you have possibly missed our huge LNG as in liquefied (natural) gas exports which are mitigating to a degree the fallout from the special military operation, including the very topic of discussion. All this despite “Biden’s” best efforts at shutting down our fossil fuel industries.

    We’re also a food superpower, although harvests look to be down somewhat this year due to weather and no double high fertilizer prices, maybe some due to high Diesel prices as well. We also manufacture a great deal of other real world stuff despite the best efforts of our ruling trash, although one could question the output of Boeing after it got captured by the managers of MacDonald Douglas in a standard pattern after it bought that company, see Netscape for example.

    And how can you have missed all those weapons we’ve been sending to the Ukraine? We’re still not at all bad at that, or just look at small arms and ammo, although our local market of course consumes the bulk of that. And a great many other manufactured items, including vehicles and related stuff. Ever heard of Caterpillar?? Circling back to oil and gas, lots of chemical manufacturing, and while the situation here is not ideal, BASF certainly looks smart in expanding production here vs. in its native Germany where there’s every chance it’ll have to Shut It Down this winter, see my previous comment on the toll that’s already being exalted on them just to manufacture ammonia.

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  86. Athena says:

    So the Washington/Wall Street aim is not maintenance or restoration of global hegemony. It is to try to ensure the survival of US dominance in the shrunken empire of the West.

    I agree. For now. They still want to control Latin America. And implement the FTAs initiated between Latin Anerica and the EU. Canada, and Québec (i.e., the latin or Rothshchild connection) will probably be the useful idiots.

    [MORE]

    Below is an article from the New York Times, following the ‘re-election’ of Quebec’s Napoléon yesterday. In the article, the author suggests that Québec is no longer an independent nation, but a kind of nation that still has an identity and is still based on nationalism. Which is false.

    The New York Times doesn’t bother to remind readers how the once-nationalized utility, Hydro-Québec, has been sold to New York.

    In Quebec, the Independence Movement Gives Way to a New Nationalism

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/02/world/canada/quebec-election-francois-legault.html

    ‘In Monday’s election, residents of a town that was once a stronghold of the independence movement are expected to back the province’s popular premier, who has embraced a nationalism based on French Québécois identity.

    L’Assomption, Quebec, once overwhelmingly backed the province’s bid to break away from Canada in order to establish a French-speaking, independent nation.

    On Monday, though, they and much of the rest of the province are expected to strongly back the re-election of their popular premier, who has abandoned calls for independence — and instead has embraced a nationalism based on French Québécois identity.

    “It’s a conservative nationalism that recalls the themes of culture, history and memory,” said Jacques Beauchemin, a sociologist and a leading intellectual behind this shift. “It’s a return to the meaning of identity.”

    But to critics, this nationalism threatens the cohesion of the increasingly diverse province by taking aim at immigrants, English speakers and other minorities.’

    “It’s a conservative nationalism that recalls the themes of culture, history and memory,” said Jacques Beauchemin, a sociologist and a leading intellectual behind this shift.

    That’s a complete LIE.

    Culture, history, and memory have all been systematically destroyed since the last two or three decades by the Quebec and Canadian main stream media, funded through extortion of the taxpayer.

  87. @YetAnotherAnon

    Brag hates Brits, I’m sorry to say

    Dude’s obsessed with me. He’s been following me around for years and I suspect will continue doing so, unless Vlad unleashes his tsunami nuke that puts Britain out of its misery. Then YAA will suddenly go quiet.

    I’ve seen enough from “average Britons” since 2/24 to know that this isn’t all on Liz Truss. I’ve seen the bloodthirsty comments on social media, the “Poo-Tins” where they dump their dog’s waste, and most importantly, the lack of any public outcry demanding that London curb its psychotic behavior. So yeah, I blame the British public.

  88. Triteleia Laxa [AKA "Monitor of Halls"] says:
    @Passing By

    He posted a Gazprom quote from a Reuters article. It isn’t arguable.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  89. Alfa158 says:
    @Cook

    No. I’m not that bright, but I’m also not dim enough to think that.

  90. @Triteleia Laxa

    From a Reuters article. It is arguable.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  91. @Passing By

    Wrong. Nordstream 1 has two lines “A” and “B”. Nordstream 2 has two lines “A” and “B”. Both Nordstream 1 lines A and B were destroyed and Nordstream 2 line A was destroyed. Nordstream 2 still has line B undamaged. Gazprom has announced that gas deliveries to Germany can resume at any time on Nordstream 2 line B………that is if Germany lifts the suspension of Nordstream 2……..Otherwise tough titties Germany gets no gas. These facts torpedo the thesis that The United States sabotaged the Nordstream pipeline. So The United States plans and mounts the complex operation to destroy Nordstream and deny Germany Russian gas, but goofs up and forgets to hit one of the 48 inch in diameter pipelines. Kool Story Bro. That MUST be what happened. Meanwhile, between June and August 30, Russia has reduced the flow through both pipes of Nordstream 1 to almost zero, and issues serial lies regarding the cause. Germany is getting no Russian gas, but could get gas if Germany lifted it’s suspension of Nordstream 2. But how to get Germany to lift the suspension of Nordstream 2??? If both lines of Nordstream 1 were disabled it would make activating Nordstream 2 appear to be an existential imperative. But that would look, and smell, awful fishy, with Nordstream 2 intact and Nordstream 1 destroyed…..so the Russian dumbasses came up with the genius plan to leave one line on Nordstream 2 unbombed while pretending in public statements that both Nordstream 1 and Nordstream 2 have been destroyed. Many people believe this. Even you, “Passing By”, believe this. Clearly, the circumstances of the pipeline bombing more strongly support the thesis that Russia did it, than the thesis The United States did it.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  92. @Anonymous

    Western Europe confederating with Russia is rigorously impossible. What I am about to state might sound sad, but the reality is that Slavs in general and Russians in particular are not Whites as we know them : on that topic Hitler was almost right. Even though Slavs have a strange capacity for academic knowledge and theoretical mathematics Africans don’t have, they have even less aptitude than most Africans for concrete intelligence translating into fine motor skills, and that ineptitude is clearly of genetic origin. Their superior theoretical intelligence make them good at dishonest enterprises only when it comes to practical work, as can be seen in Nigeria and Ethiopia. The abundance of people of slavic origin in the American steel belt weighed at least as much in bringing it down to the status of a rust belt as the excessive importation of Black manpower from the South. Make no mistake about it : they are capable of building rockets for a military industrial disposing of infinite ressources as long as no considerations of efficiency come into play. But they never succeeded no matter whether under Czarist, Communist or Neoliberal occupation to produce an affordable and dependable car or tractor model for the masses. The few factories that still work in Russia must employ Asian manpower. Concentrating ethnic Russians in any place results in development lags, technological regression and overall economic ruination as surely as entrusting your industrial zones to Nigerians. Maybe more surely. Russians despite tremendous amounts of magical thinking into industrialism never managed to produce ball bearings of acceptable quality. And that can be seen in the American Rust Belt too.

    The only time in their history when they had success with ball bearing was when their tiny industrial manpower was all German, just before WWI. But making Germans and Russians team together has always proven harder than teaming Boers and Zulus in South Africa, and cross-breeding them brings out the worst of both, never the best. The miscegenation that occurred between Anglos, Germans and Slavs in the American rust belt was the most catastrophic ever in US history : it resulted into a clear-skinned people that lost all its fine motor skills among others, and also all its sense of beauty and aesthetics. Slavs are fascinated by kitsch only, abundance of decoration. Industrial design as an art form is out of their reach. The great American error was irreversibly committed as soon as the concept of melting pot, however limited to Whites it was, was accepted as mainstream. The net immediate result was the loss of all aesthetic sense among the American populace (there can now be no architect such as Frank Lloyd Wright) as well as of all sense of quality in the production of objects. The very concept of American Melting Pot as the promise of a future ideal super-alloy for space conquest was a Jewish marketing operation too (the expression itself was coined by Israel Zangwill, a Russian Jew), even though Israel Zangwill, for the time being, excluded all Blacks and Chinese from the said Melting Pot and very explicitly counted on a common White racism (with Jews on the top as the ideal model to strive for) as a kind of electric current to heat the metals into one, to take his very abundant expression. Once your White American mixture has been obtained what you get is already a slave race of the worst order : they sill are dogs for sure, not some mixture of wolves, but mutt dogs you can train for child amusement but no longer for hunting or policing or heroic rescuing. American “white” supremacism was just 90% of the way already walked down to Kalergi’s ideal of a browned out world. Kipling saw the matter much more clearly when he said “East is East and West is West …”.

    There can be no harmonious contact between Germany and Russia. Germany always had more potential luck with Turkey and Iraq and WWI was started to prevent that rapprochement that would have been far more fatal to Judaeo-Saxon interests. In particular the traditional religious division between Rome and Constantinople does not result from an arbitrary fit of intolerance on Saint Augustine’s part : Orthodox Christianity is more opposite to any notion of Western progress than Islam is. Among the most catastrophic fruits of Vatican II council was the tentative rapprochement with Russian Orthodox Christianity, which was then all corrupt by the Soviet regime as it had always been all corrupt by all imperial bureaucracies it had allied with.

    What is awaiting Europe right now as a karmic retribution is not a rapprochement with Russia. Anyway any rapprochement with Russia from any Western country always results into an economic backslide and drag down for the latter, even when not premeditated by any party involved. The alliance between Holland and Peter the Great’s Russia resulted into Holland’s loss of all commercial supremacy in Europe, and all subsequent alliances with Russia that formed thereafter had a similar drag down effect.

    Don’t fall for Putin’s discourse inveighing against Western Satanism, however well-founded it is and well-buttressed by hard facts : your enemy’s most vociferous and even truth-saying enemy is not your friend most of the times, he is generally part of the game played against you. Bolshevik Russia was also right when it attacked British imperialism and rentier capitalism as the main force for evil in the world, which didn’t make the Bolshevik cause a force for any kind of good. Make no mistake about it : Putin is a KGB man. And he is an expert in what the Russian secret services have always done : seducing useful idiots in the West ready to be backstabbed at the right moment once their date of utility has passed. These useful idiots used to be Western communists and other idealists. Now they are nationalists and anti-globalists fighting the same Judaeo-Saxon capitalists in the name of another mistaken ideology designed for professional losers but aiming at the same result. Way too few of these useful idiots took time to know about what was happening in Russia for real during Soviet times, namely a regressive state capitalist monopoly system not unlike British EIC in India, or as one professor summed up very adequately a company town like Gary Indiana with payment in company tickets enabling one to access only second grade company goods but all over the biggest country of the world. Ronald Reagan also attacked moral decadence among the Western left, and opposed American Evangelism as a seemingly promising response to too much marxism. His attacks against Soviet Russia as an evil empire were cogent especially if you refer to Bezmenov’s description of his own experience as a KGB agent.

    But all what R. Reagan was doing was starting to destroy the American middle class by all means, starting with the industrial working class of the rust Belt and using Evangelism to tell people that high salaries were to be expected only in heaven. Putin is doing the very same thing as of now : Russia is NOT recovering economically even though it has come out of the 1990 period of anarchy. In particular Putin is now doing his best to destroy maybe the only good thing the Soviet system once achieved, the educational system which was excellent and free for whomever could achieve good marks. Under Putin public health has been steadily declining and former public (now privatized) housing steadily crumbling : that’s the reality. Instead of trying to dodge the Western censorship to access RT by anonymous addressing or otherwise, just try to watch testimonies of individual Russians living in Russia : they nearly all want to escape a society and an economy offering absolutely no future to anybody, they even dream of going to Africa or South America now they know that the West is no longer what it used to be. In the same way R. Reagan used Evangelism as a Kosher religion for goys so as to short-circuit marxist Jews in favour of Begin, Ariel Sharon, Netanyahu, Putin is short-circuiting Western political correctness with his Kosherized pseudo-traditionalist form of Orthodoxy as expounded by Patriarch Kirill. The problem is that even though the West has actually fallen for an authentically Satanic culture, what Putin is offering is a Satanic religion, like Evangelism is, like Chabad Lubavitch is : they adore God for sure but the God they adore is not your friend, they rather promise the destruction of planet Earth as the ultimate expression of divine will as they conceive it.

    • Troll: Rurik
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    , @Anonymous
    , @dimples
  93. Petermx says:

    Excellent article. The UK is a vassal state of the US too. It became reliant on US support when it declared war on Germany in 1939. Chaim Weizmann, later the first President of Israel, wrote to Prime Minister Churchill that if England was friendlier to Jewish interests, Jews could pull the USA into WW II, just as they had done in WW I. The original letter is housed in the Weizmann Institute in Israel. The two men corresponded. More than any other countries the UK and US are dominated by Jews (often Zionists), like the USSR (Judeo-Bolsheviks, not Zionists) in it’s first two decades. They all have a similar ending too.

    It doesn’t look like the limp wristed ninnies that now run Germany have it in them to break away from the US and assert their own interests. Perhaps when they have fallen to the level they reached in 1945 they will get to work and rebuild their country.

  94. Needn’t get to cerebral about all this. Syria said no to the Qatar Turkey pipeline. Then along came a chorus of pols echoing “Assad must go”. Notables among these songsters included HRC, John Kerry, and if I remember correctly, Obummer. Then Isis happened. Russia blocked Isis to prevent Assad going under. So, we “blocked” Russia’s pipelines. Germany? Well to quote Nuland: “Fuck the EU.”

  95. repsinec says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    I agree that Xi is a little soft in the head, his “zero Covid” strategy crippled China’s economic growth rate at the very worst possible moment – just as the country’s head-to-head competition with the US intensified.

  96. Avery says:
    @Priss Factor

    {The German Govt needs to stop being a US dancing bear.}

    Bear is the symbol of Russia.
    Maybe the wolf used to be for Germany, but since WW2, Germans’ symbol has become the Schweinehund.

    • LOL: TKK, Notsofast
  97. Rurik says:
    @Joe Paluka

    A rabid dog is most dangerous before it gets shot, that’s the United States today, a rabid dog, running around biting everything in sight. The US regime, knows it’s on it’s last legs, tries to pull everyone down with them.

    How much is about shekels? Slop in the $lop trough.

    There are now an increasing number of pigs slurping and shoving at the trough, and when the flow of slop slows down, the squealing and screeching becomes unbearable.

    When the Republicans are in DC, they pour the buckets, nay barrels of slop to the 1%, with always the Wall Street pigs getting their generous flow.

    Then there’s the politicians from all those assorted vassal state nations, who need massive quantities to keep their regimes all engorged. (must, at all costs prevent the terrible screeching).

    And with the changing of the guard in DC, you have a whole new swath of oinkers squealing for their slop. So now you have to keep the spigots wide open for the all those pigs already swilling and gorging, and now a whole new army of gaping maws with snouts raised all demanding ‘their’ share.

    What all this infinite (literally) greed does, is test the very limits of the Fed to print all that slop without crashing the system entirely with run-away inflation. At some point, the humans (who earn their living) also have to eat. They don’t squeal or screech, but they vote.

    So that forces the ((farmer)) to find alternative sources of slop to keep the flow in the trough. And since he can’t cut off any sector of pigs, (the screeching would be too unbearable) and he can’t just print so many unlimited trillions that it causes catastrophic inflation, now he’s forced to find other sources for the increasingly bigger and bigger trough.

    That’s where Syrian oil and European gas and permanent war comes to the fore.

    If he were to slow the flow to Wall Street, for instance, as it seems he’s been doing a bit of, the screeching will intensify. And the voters will notice which regime is hurting their 401ks.

    And so we get the sabotage of Nordstream. To guarantee a source of slop for the near future.

    At least, that’s sort of how it looks to me.

    The only Europeans that will cling to the notion that the US is good are the insane Poles, and Baltic rump states who will learn the hard way, and pay dearly for their blind obedience to Washington.

    Yes, and of course all the western pig-politicians like Macron and so on. But there isn’t enough slop to go around for all of Europe, and the humans are going to be the first to get cut off. When that happens, then it could get quite inconvenient for the pigs.

    >><<

    [with apologies to four-legged pigs, for slandering them with the comparisons to Macron, Wall Street, et al]

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  98. @That Would Be Telling

    Does anyone even need to bother with that when the CCP is doing a bang up job with their one child policy they’ve so far been unable to reverse the effects of??

    China’s one child policy was designed by the “Club of Rome” (Malthusians) in the 70’s and the gullible Chinese leadership of the time bought it; hook, line and sinker.

    Fast forward to the 21st Century and the new Chinese leadership recognized the error. Under Xi, the “one child policy” was scraped in 2016 and today the CCP is promoting, encouraging and giving incentives for families to have 3 kids.

    Too little too late….time will tell.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  99. @Bombercommand

    Wrong. Nordstream 1 has two lines “A” and “B”. Nordstream 2 has two lines “A” and “B”. Both Nordstream 1 lines A and B were destroyed and Nordstream 2 line A was destroyed. Nordstream 2 still has line B undamaged. Gazprom has announced that gas deliveries to Germany can resume at any time on Nordstream 2 line B………that is if Germany lifts the suspension of Nordstream 2……..Otherwise tough titties Germany gets no gas. These facts torpedo the thesis that The United States sabotaged the Nordstream pipeline. So The United States plans and mounts the complex operation to destroy Nordstream and deny Germany Russian gas, but goofs up and forgets….

    While you eventually lay out a plausible thesis that “Russia did it!” although you don’t explain why they wouldn’t have been entirely satisfied with the status quo prior to the sabotage, the above is garbage.

    “Forgot?” How about “simply missed,” especially if the various theories that don’t involve UDT types setting explosives directly on the pipelines are correct. It’s also a mistake that can be trivially rectified if Nord Stream line B does start getting used, the general threat of wacking any pipeline carrying Russian stuff is now out there, and for that matter Russia can reply in kind.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  100. Karl1906 says:

    Well, the pipelines can be repaired. The Russians said so today (or yesterday). It’s only a question of the financing. So there’s yet another olive branche from them.

    The only problem is the European “ruling class” is ready for a cold and hard winter because they know who to blame for all of the hardships – of the population that is. The “ruling class” will not suffer at all.

    Police and military are prepared and ready to “show presence” and to beat down any resistance from protestors. MSM also knows when and “what” to report and what not. Oh, and the corona/vaxx-terror will also continue. At least in Germany – but the other US-vassal states most likely follow suite. Pfizer needs all the money they can get and we “useless people” need to be “resetted”. Hard.

    So the winter will come and Europe freeze over. They don’t care. The hot conflict with Russia (and China, India etc. next) will continue for sure. No matter how many – non ruling class, non US establishment – may die in the process.

    Even a nuclear war seems to be the “better choice” for some of these useless parasites. The only option for us is to wait and hope.

  101. TKK says:

    The radio silence of Western environmental activists and NGOs about the marine life suffering and dying in the Baltic Sea in billions of cubic meters of natural gas speaks volumes about the US involvement.

    Cows tooting are an intentional nail biter but seals and dolphins being poisoned right now are a yawn?

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  102. MotGOD says:

    Nonsense!

    As already explained in previous comments:

    1. Russia has motivation too (force majeure excuse out of their contractual obligations — when they lose Putina’s stupid war — if their nuclear terrorism failed to destroy European civilization — they will be held to account).

    A) Leave it intact and be heavily punished and maybe lose control of the asset as well
    after losing the war.
    B) Destroy it and create an excuse to not deliver the gas and to propagandize further
    escalation.

    2. And they held the absolute BEST technical way of doing it: Sending explosives down the pipe.
    The Chink you are quoting is either an absolute ignoramus or simply lying — it isn’t inscrutable
    which, lol.

    Your article stands on nothing but anti-“West” propaganda and pursues nothing but sick fantasies of murdering Europe and America.

    You should name the Jew (who run the JewSA (and Ukraine)), and their “good goyim” stooge Puty Poot who is trying so hard to enforce their white-genocidal lies (for his own exploitation — silly Putina, don’t you know only Jews are allowed to profit from the “Ebil Not-see”, and HolyHoax lies?), and working so hard to bring them their long planned World War Jew point 2 (white east vs. white west), to finish genociding the white race and usher in Jew-rule of the Charnal House Shit-hole Jew heaven on earth that may remain.

    Unlike awkward Elon, who says occasional stupid things while ACTUALLY helping and possibly SAVING the human race you are simply shilling lies and willing destruction. Shame!

    • Troll: Skeptikal
  103. @Passing By

    No source denies that Nordstream2 Line B is intact and undamaged. The other three lines Nordstrean1 Line A and Line B and Nordstream2 Line A were the ones sabotaged and made inoperable.

  104. Good article, NG, with sound conclusions.
    Maybe a wider scope to include UK, the locus of Jewish finance power, and its obedient dependencies.
    USA is the brawn but not the brain.
    UK is the Great Game player against Russia historically, as well as against all of continental Europe.

    Russians and Germans are natural allies. If anything remains of Germany, which is debatable, they will need to ally with Russia just to survive. Problems are the intervening talmudic powers, Poland and the baltic chihuahuas, not to mention a probably rump Ukraine.

    As Bill Clinton said to Monica Lewdsky
    “It’s the Jews, stupid.”

    • Thanks: Joe Levantine
  105. SafeNow says:

    Speaking of telling linguistic errors, there is this. Aftef Blinken defaulted to his Don Rickles mode at Anchorage, much attention was properly given to why the chief diplomat of the United States is undiplomatic. Almost no attention was given to the errors and omissions of his interpreter. You would think that the Secretary of State, at this conference, would be accompanied by one of the most proficient English/Chinese interpreters in The United States. Sample article on interpreting errors linked below.

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/epdy4p/us-china-interpreter-mistranslation

  106. @TKK

    The radio silence of Western environmental activists and NGOs about the marine life suffering and dying….

    “The issue is never the issue, the issue is always the revolution.”

    We see the same thing in the many environmental exactions of windmills, including their chopping up bats and birds. Or their opposition to nuclear power when run by competent cultures (which it was clear before Fukushima did not include Japan, and is something we in the US should be thinking about as our society degrades…). Or letting literally trash strewing migrants into the US by the millions. Many, many more examples like this.

    • Thanks: TKK
  107. haha says:
    @Old Brown Fool

    When you write “The cost of issuing new currency should be next to zero, because if the cost of new currency is more, it will be a drag on the economy” you are simply arguing for fiat currency minus any checks and balances. The only currency that can be issued at zero cost is a currency issued by running the printing presses at full steam. Weimar Republic printed trillions of zero-cost Marks on cheap and low quality paper; fat lot of good that did anyone.

    A pure gold-backed currency would suffer the fate of money supply being tied down to the vagaries of gold prospecting. That is why it had to be abandoned. But a currency backed by a broad basket of oil, natural gas, grains, industrial base metals, precious metals, and elements of fiat currency might just about work. The devil will be in the detail, of course, and it will take a lot of brainpower and time to evolve – with no guarantees of evolutionary success.

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  108. Dumbo says:

    “The primordial interest of the United States, over which for centuries we have fought wars– the First, the Second and Cold Wars– has been the relationship between Germany and Russia, because united there, they’re the only force that could threaten us. And to make sure that that doesn’t happen.” George Friedman, STRATFOR CEO at The Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs

    Well, that explains a lot of things… Lots of wars and conflicts were really about ensuring that Russia and Germany never come together as allies or even cooperating. Which is funny, because they could be natural allies in many ways – Russian energy plus German engineering. And Russia has a long history of German royalty, even Catherine the Great was German. But the UK and US made sure no cooperation ever happened. This “Ukraine” war seems to be about the same.

  109. Skeptikal says:
    @Emslander

    “We have destroyed a beautiful and complex engineering marvel ”

    Yes, the US govt is truly the neo-Taliban.

    • Agree: TKK
  110. “Russia Moves Nuclear Systems to Ukraine? Analysis.”

    • Thanks: CelestiaQuesta
  111. Skeptikal says:
    @Tom Welsh

    IMo this is not a question of being “literate”—my mother, for whom English was a second language, spoke English better than Americans. And with zero accent.

    But I do think a few choices of phrase in the putative Rand doc. betray someone who doesn’t know how real English, or American (including ungrammatical or low-brow versions of it), sounds.

  112. @That Would Be Telling

    What is coming is a deluge of dollars sent homewards by the rest of the world because they are slowly moving away from dollar based world trade. The rest of the world won’t simps send all those dollars back with a thank you note; they will demand some product – goods and services – in return. Now, please calculate the dollars circulating in the rest of the world; and if all those dollars are returned to America in a very short time – say three or four years – and the world demands to buy something for those dollars, are there enough goods and services in America to match that demand? No. The result will be hyperinflation: a flood of fiat money chasing too few goods and services available in America. The American Deep State is trying to avoid that by seizing oil and gas fields from other countries – to sustain the petrodollar system for a few more years. Remember, it is the petrodollar system that creates the bulk of the demand for dollars worldwide. What the Income Tax is to the fiat currency within a country (to create a widespread demand for the fiat currency, for paying the income tax), petrodollar system is to the world – to create demand for the American dollars, for buying oil and gas. Once it becomes unnecessary to get dollars for buying oil and gas, the demand for dollars will drop seriously, and all those dollars will fly home.

    Now let us take up all those goods you mentioned: oil and gas available in America is not adequate to meet the world’s demand. As for grains, yes, America still produces a surplus, but far costlier than the alternatives. As for weapons, allied countries buy American weapons out of compulsion, and America has to necessarily hike the prices to soak up the surplus dollars with those countries.

    In short, America does not have enough goods and services to match the deluge of dollars that will return home soon.

  113. @Bombercommand

    Maybe we can accept RT.com as a source?? “Gazprom reveals hope for Nord Stream 2“:

    Russian gas flow to European customers may be resumed via the remaining Nord Stream 2 string after Gazprom checks that it’s working correctly, the Russian state energy major said in a statement on Monday.

    The string – Line B of the pipeline – was not damaged in last week’s explosions that punctured Line A and both strings of Nord Stream 1.

    […]

    Gazprom said on Monday that pressure in all the Nord Stream strings has stabilized and gas leaks from the damaged areas have stopped.

    Not necessarily the last paragraph in the article which I included below, but I take this as firm argument RUSSIA!!! can continue their “hey, we’ve got the gas you desperately need” game, modulo the threat of further sabotage.

    And, yeah, I’m warming up a bit to the “Russia did it!” thesis, although it still strikes me as the most unlikely possibility. First thing I’d like to know is physically how far apart are these two strings. What Gazprom is saying is completely consistent with “not that far” and their being worried that what took out Line A may have inflicted some damage on B.

    • Replies: @Sparkylyle92
  114. Skeptikal says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    “The Nord Stream pipelines were created in part to avoid the vicissitudes of transit through the Ukraine etc. ”

    In GREAT part!

  115. Guest FREAKS OUT News Hosts With TRUTH About Pipeline Attack!

  116. ricpic says:

    Early in this article the statement is made that America feared a strengthening economic relation between Germany and Russia which would leave America on the outside looking in. I have a perhaps naive question. Wouldn’t a prospering Germany and a prospering Russia benefit America? In the sense that two large and growing markets would then exist for American goods and services. In fact a prospering Germany would quickly translate into a prospering Europe, a huge market for America. How is this different than the fact that China’s continuing economic expansion is dependent on a healthy American market? Yes, I understand there are power-mad crazies in every government. But for the sane, how do better ties between countries #2 and #3 CHALLENGE country #1?

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  117. Without government and corporate subsidies, Global media maggots would cease to exist, and without viewers, they die by self inflicted wounds, same is true with our political class.

    The whole point of government is diplomacy to avoid conflicts. The whole point of news media is to inform the public of currents events backed by facts.

    What we have now is a failure to communicate truth, leading humanity to hate each other while pushing endless wars.

    Hence all the chimp outs, drug overdose’s, inflation, bubbles with open border mass migration of more future criminals.

    The future they’re building is not sustainable, they must be eliminated for humanity to survive.

  118. @Bombercommand

    So your evidence that Russians did it is that NS2 B is intact? Little thin. Swedes and Danes know who dit it, why have they refrained from telling that it was the Russians?

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  119. @Old Brown Fool

    “New currency should be introduced into the economy without interest, and at a very cheap cost.”

    Yes, and the way to do this is already the law 7 USC Sec 602 Parity for Agriculture, to which thus agricultural wealth gets rewarded at Parity Price by US Treasury through the Sec. of Agriculture, that thus earned income dollars, at the base of the living productive economy, are created, without interest, and was a system that worked from 1942-52 with great success, creating the post war boom because earned income money had been spent by producers of wealth, farmers, with minimal interest overhead.

    http://www.normeconomics.org/parity_table_45-16eb.pdf

  120. @That Would Be Telling

    This has two immediate implications. 1) There is an explosive device somewhere along the second NS2 string that failed to detonate. 2) Gazprom has to be kept from finding it at all costs. If it hasn’t been retrieved already, it can be removed under cover of “investigation”.

  121. @That Would Be Telling

    I did explain why Russia was not satisfied with the status quo prior to the sabotage, but it was implicit in the text rather than spelled out. Russia is pissed off that Germany suspended Nordstream2, and sanctions in general. Causing Germany to lift the suspension of Nordstream2 would be a great political and propaganda victory for Russia. It would be hugely disruptive to European unity as Germany would have to break with the EU to open Nordstream2. Russia was also running out of excuses for shutting down Nordstream1, bombing it solves that and introduces Force Majeure so Russia cannot be held to its obligations in the contract.There is also an irrational element. Russia is losing the war and has an urge to lash out. Many, many reasons for Russia to be the culprit. Regarding your second paragraph, in such an operation you do not “miss”, redundancies would be built into the plan. No, a Poseidon P8 did not attack the pipelines with an air launched torpedo, too much classified debris scattered about and the damage would show telltales of a torpedo attack. This was a job for divers operating from a submarine. Many nations are well practiced in such operations. A generic method with a bomb made of generic parts, easy deniability, no evidence trail.

  122. ricpic says:
    @Francis Miville

    If the Russians are as genetically inept as you claim how do you account for their victory over the invincible Wermacht in WW II?

    • Replies: @Colinsky
  123. anon[313] • Disclaimer says:

    Russia did it, which is why Russia’s hired pens are all out now spinning it. They’ll do everything to milk it from a psychological warfare angle but physically do not dare to do anything since they are the one’s who did it.

    US is silent because it knows Russia used the very same explosives that it had (much much earlier) put on NS. Can’t come out and say Russians hacked out remote controlled explosives. Oops.

  124. @Alfred

    “ Repairing the pipelines is not a big deal. All 4 breakages could be repaired for a total under $20m and in 2 months if the political will is there.”

    Unfortunately, with the likes of Macron and Scholz, the priority is to please their Fuhrer Klaus Schwab, the sick bastard who wants people to live without owning anything while feeding on bugs. So the political will of European green energy crazies is simply not there.

    As for the people reacting with an assault on the European power structures, I am cautiously optimistic that the hard winter to afflict Europeans might be their wake up call from under the trance of full-spectrum dominance by the Zionist media that built the mythology about the big bad Russian bear butchering the peaceable, freedom and democracy loving Ukrainians.

    Things have to go way South in Europe before Europeans can start redressing the effects of decades of Zionist nonstop social engineering.

    The sabotaging if the NS1 and NS2, projects that required millions of hours of ingenious labour, is not only a crime against Europe but against all of humanity. The U.S. use of the Dollar as world reserve currency and the Swift money transfer system as political weapons undermined the world’s trust in both and chances are that this criminal act of sabotage will expose the American geopolitical game for how unprincipled and backstabbing it is to her closest allies.

    • Agree: Jim Christian
  125. Emslander says:
    @Francis Miville

    Your post is a welcome revelation.

    I’ve been telling my wife for twenty years that the English I learned in Catholic grade school and expanded on by a mostly conservative education no longer communicates well in general settings. A certain barrier is immediately raised in people’s expressions and most of what I’ve said has to be repeated several times in order for it to be understood.

  126. @Anonymous

    Deutsche Bank is Rothschild, or roughly as deutsch as Drafi Deutscher.

  127. @mike99588

    This mention (why not implicate, denounce, long-arm) proves the Russian Federation attitudes, essentially Putin’s. This is the exact false tune in the whole West versus East scenario. Both sides (all sides, whatever sides) have a layered agenda: interact upon the populations variable, indiscriminately, planetarily.

  128. @ricpic

    Are you redefining “physical growth economies”? Bad news for you, “finite planet”. More bad news: “con-Z-umerism” all over. The acid bath all sides, Russian Federation, Finance Kabal, US dependencies, China are trying to drain.

  129. Skeptikal says:
    @Alfred

    Yes, I saw this, too.

    Meanwhile it would make sense for Russia to take over all of Ukraine, and control of pipelines still running through that benighted country.

    Whose politicians’ gas games were the original reason for the construction of Nord Stream 2 in the first place.

    They need to be taken into custody by the Russians and put on public trial.

    No Ukrainians should be allowed to have control of any pipelines.

    They have shown that they do not have the maturity to control such vital infrastructure.

    That goes for NATO, as well.

  130. Skeptikal says:
    @Eustace Tilley (not)

    Yes, I noticed that as well.

    But this is a mistake commonly made by native speakers, of which Griffin presumably is one.

    Lack of an ending -e also affects the pronunciation. so that the final -th is not voiced, whereas -the is voiced.

    This voiced final consonant (especially voiced s) is difficult for many native speakers to manage, especially those from a Jewish or big-city background.

    Griffin is calling out the kinds of errors made by non-native speakers!

  131. @haha

    When you write “The cost of issuing new currency should be next to zero, because if the cost of new currency is more, it will be a drag on the economy” you are simply arguing for fiat currency minus any checks and balances.

    I am arguing for a fiat currency, yes, minus any checks and balances, no. I never meant that. There could be many methods by which fresh currency could be introduced into circulation, with adequate checks and balances. Hitler succeeded extraordinarily with one – Mefo bills – which ensured that new money is created exactly equal to the value of goods sold to the government. Another method is that of Friedman, if I remember correctly, that is, introducing a flat percentage of new money every year, without worrying about the increase or decrease of GDP, letting the market adjust itself by matching the available goods and services with the money in circulation. One more method is allowing the manufacturers of goods and provider of services to create new money exactly equal to their production over last year, and lending it to their eligible consumers directly, to buy their goods and services on credit, but with zero interest.

    [MORE]

    But the success of all these methods depends on banning Fractional Banking. If banks are allowed to create new money under the guise of lending, there is no control on the quantum of money created. In the past, it was impossible to check the accounts of the banks, but now, with computers, it is very well possible to prevent the banks from creating new money.

    The common misconception is that fiat currency allows governments to print money without control. But the fact is, banks create more new money than governments; and, what is more important, if the governments simply print money into existence, there will be no interest burden on the society; whereas, if the governments bring money into existence by borrowing from the central bank, then that money is perpetually dogged by interest. All the loans created by the banks entail interests in perpetuity until they are monetised by the central bank – either the borrower pays interest to the bank, or the bank pays interest to the depositor. Therefore, a simple calculation will show how much interest the society as a whole is paying every year = (total money in circulation – total currency in circulation) * interest rate.

    I have a very good thought experiment to explain Chartalism, that will clear all the misconceptions about money creation; it is a bit too long, and I need Mr Unz’s permission to type it here.

    • Replies: @haha
  132. Skeptikal says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Yikes.

    But, another typical error made by native speakers.

    A literate non-native speaker of English would probably know to use “have.”

    But might not know that in spoken native speech this often comes out sounding like “of. ”

    Perhaps those who speak like this do not know that the helping verb “have” is meant.

  133. @Zachary Smith

    Thanks … I meant a couple hundred millions … Doh!

  134. @Francis Miville

    Languages rise and fall with the corresponding rise and fall of empires. When Bismarck was asked what geopolitical event concerns him the most his reply was: that North America speaks English.

    Classical Greek and Classical Arabic are two near dead languages that are not faring much better than Latin. Even imams can not speak Classical Arabic without making mistakes. And the weird thing is that those two languages are still used in Orthodox Mass in the Middle East were the new generation that is far better acquainted with European languages can hardly understand anything . High level English is bound to morph into something far below classical English as dominance of the Five Eye countries will wane. Add to that the impact of immigrants into those countries, and Shakespearean English will be restricted to the academic elites.

    Yet, I do not understand the fuss about the author making a little mistake that just could be a typo.

  135. @Rurik

    “ with apologies to four-legged pigs, for slandering them with the comparisons to Macron, Wall Street, et al”

    Thanks Rurik for being considerate to one of mankind’s most useful and tastiest friend in the animal kingdom. In his book Animal Farm, George Orwell put the leadership of the rebellious animals against human exploitation into the hands of the pigs but degraded them mercilessly by making them the Bolsheviks of the animal governed farm. But back then, even though Europe had her good leaders and bad leaders, even the worst of those would still compare favorably with any contemporary leader we have in Europe for whom the term sub-human must be changed to sub-animal. Heck, animals still have feelings, but soulless technocrats of the Macron, Scholz and Schwab types are nothing more than robotic machines under the command of the nasty PTB.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  136. @Cook

    Remember that this happened just off the coast of Norway, in waters completely dominated by NATO, and required enormous power/quantity of explosives. There is zero chance anyone else did it by that fact alone. Russia, China, or anyone else could not have pulled this off without NATO noticing.

  137. @Wokechoke

    Hey Limey, you want Schlomo, here ya go. That’s Schlomo, Liz Schlomo.

  138. @Passing By

    Says the guy that didn’t know there is a Nordstream2 Line B until “Monitor of Halls” told you a few hours ago. I am not providing evidence, nobody has any evidence so far, just like you have zero evidence The United States did it. I am providing reasons, which I outline in my comment #96. Yes, the fact that the three other pipelines were hit but Nordstream2 Line B was not is all to the advantage of Russia. Besides if The United States did the job all four pipelines would be hit and hit successfully.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Passing By
  139. Ron Unz says:
    @Bombercommand

    Yes, the fact that the three other pipelines were hit but Nordstream2 Line B was not is all to the advantage of Russia. Besides if The United States did the job all four pipelines would be hit and hit successfully.

    Well, there was an article in the newspapers saying that although the Swedish seismologists had originally said there had been three explosions, they checked their records more carefully, and there had actually been a fourth explosion, which was much smaller than the others.

    Hmmm… Four individual pipelines and four explosions, three big ones and one small one. Three pipelines destroyed and one still operational.

    It seems to me that you can’t run realistic practice-drills on blowing up gigantic underwater pipelines, so a first-time 75% success rate is really pretty good, and the NATO commander responsible probably shouldn’t get fired…

    • Thanks: Passing By
    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  140. Rurik says:
    @Joe Levantine

    I agree with you Joe about pigs, and how they often get a bad rap. I hate to see them being abused, by of course, who else, humans. But I also confess that they way they shove and squeal to get their snouts in the trough for more and more slop, reminds me a little too perfectly of the humans on Wall Street and politicians. That’s why I had to apologize, because it isn’t fair to pigs.

    of the Macron, Scholz and Schwab types are nothing more than robotic machines under the command of the nasty PTB.

    I think you’re too kind Joe. I wouldn’t call them machines, so much as all too human decision makers. A machine can’t betray one’s own. A machine can’t make calculated choices to sacrifice millions of people to horrors unimaginable, so long as that human benefits personally.

    Dante didn’t conceive of his n’th level of Hell for robotic automatons, but rather for leaders (all too human) who make the choice to betray the trust of their fellow countrymen, for a few extra shekels clinking in their pockets. That’s the reason Judas knew God’s wrath, because of the calculated decision to betray even God, for a few extra shekels.

    I like this account

    Judas was afflicted by God’s wrath;[40][41] his body became so enormously bloated that he could not pass through a street with buildings on either side.[40][41] His face became so swelled up that a doctor could not even identify the location of his eyes using an optical instrument.[40] Judas’ genitals became enormously swollen and oozed with pus and worms.[40] Finally, he killed himself on his own land by pouring out his innards onto the ground,[40][41] which stank so horribly that, even in Papias’ own time a century later, people still could not pass the site without holding their noses.[40][41

    If Macron were to off himself by pouring out his innards onto the French soil, then perhaps there might be some redemption for him in the after life, but I doubt it. There comes a point, like for Judas, (or Macron or Scholz) when a leader’s betrayal of his people, is so infamous, that having his genitals rot with pus and worms, would only be a good start.

    They know what they’re doing. They condemn their nations and their people in league with the enemies of France and Germany, with cynical, calculated self-interest. Like Tony Bliar, getting knighted by the hag before she too headed to the n’th, perhaps as John McCain’s roommate.

    I hope they treat her properly down there and with firm and resolved justice. I hope it’s not what she’s accustomed to.

    • Thanks: Joe Levantine
  141. We are re-traumatizing Germany one hundred years after we traumatized Germany with the Treaty of Versailles. How could we be so stupid? This is not going to end well.

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  142. Lurker says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    I see Mr Tisdall lives far, far away from the DIEversity in Herefordshire.

  143. @Nick Griffin

    So are you being offensive because you have a deep-rooted hatred of Britain, or have you got some particular beef with me ?

    He’s being offensive mostly because, for reasons his shrink had no luck with, he’s a vicious, malevolent, low-IQ Brit-hating little cunt.

    (And, of course, probably Jewish).

    You’re welcome.

    • Agree: Lurker
  144. Grant says:

    I put my money on a British/Polish operation re. NS1/2. They have a historical connection for some reason and WW2 is an example of how Britain starts wars. Maybe there was some discussion n the background about calming things down, and the meddling Brits could not have that. The US ‘crickets’ when it first happened indicates they were not in the loop. Result, both USA and RU point fingers at each other, and Germany is screwed more = happy Brits.

  145. @Eustace Tilley (not)

    Do you know what the word “pedant” means ?

    Or the phrase “pretentious asshole” ? “Ode on a Grecian Urn” ? Give me fucking strength.

  146. “World history since the 1960s has been one long succession of US aggression, over-reach and ghastly foreign policy errors which blow up in Uncle Sam’s face. There’s no reason for this to turn out any different.”

    Yes there is a very good reason why this could turn out different. Taking 300k men to put in a needless meat grinder and sending skilled workers towards the border will cause massive damage to the Russian economy.

    The most Putin can do is wave his stupid “Mission accomplished” banner over the ruins of Donbass and the two oblasts he took that weren’t actually claimed by separatists.

    Only by taking Kiev could Russia have avoided economic collapse and that is no longer possible. Russia’s GDP will decline by 20% and Putin won’t be able to prop up the Ruble with currency games. Putin planned on turning Ukraine into a puppet state and didn’t have a backup plan.

    The dollar will be viewed as a safe reserve relative to the Euro/Ruble and Americans once again get cheap oil.

    US economy soars and MSM gives the Democrats the credit. US presidential/congressional elections are tight and a strong economy will give the ruling party the advantage. This all happens around the end of the chip shortage which sends the US economy even higher. Of course the media won’t explain such unnecessary details. Democrats will be given all the credit and videos of Tucker supporting Russia will be looped.

    There you go. Putin’s needless war cripples the economy of Russia and favors Democrats. Thanks a lot Putin and all of his cheerleaders that for some reason haven’t figured out that the half-pint dictator is in over his head. Oh but over 200k Whites will be dead when this is all over so that makes it worth it. Self-described White nationalists here still think this somehow sticks it to the Jews. Yea go help dig some graves while you tell yourself that (facepalms).

  147. @Bombercommand

    You make a lot of far-fetched presumptions. Well, Ron Unz spared me effort to answer you. Though I am not certain that I would have bothered to make the effort. I’ll be frank with you, I haven’t read your whole reply. You see, you are among commenters whose posts I don’t read.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  148. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @Francis Miville

    Interesting take on the Slavs. It’s true that Russia doesn’t quite seem to have a handle on industrialization, and does have an impressive history of discoveries in pure mathematics.

    White skin is, as BLM says, not a guarantee that the person in that skin has some specific set of abilities and proclivities. There seems to be a spectrum of whites — one in North Africa, one in Europe, probably one in England, and a cline in Eastern Europe.

    One interpretation of the Enlightenment as spread by Boney during the Napoleonic wars is that it was essentially English with a French addition of hyper-rationalism, and progressively failed as it went East, while completely failing as it spread to the South shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the Levant. The entire area east of Germany has never quite gotten itself well enough organized to do something original and good.

    As the Left never tires of telling us, it’s foolish to try making one ethnic group act like another.

    Still:

    Historically, the Slavs and the Germans got along until Kaiser Wilhelm (English spelling used since I’m writing in English) abrogated the relationship. Similarly, the Weimar and the USSR (both with heavy Jewish influence) cooperate in development of armored (tank) warfare in the 1920s. Some say the Germany forged the tank force that eventually defeated Germany in WW II during the 1920s. Certainly the Germans forged the tank force that defeated France during the 1930s.

    The “cooperation” that might hold the world together for a while longer would amount to Germans providing the industrial infrastructure while Russia provided the raw materials, with perhaps some Russian adoption of Germany industrial methods. That was the case before WW I (except it was France then, not Germany), and perhaps could be again.

    In any case, events are out of our hands, and have been for some time. The world is controlled by governments, and the governments are large systems, controlled by their structure and the survival effect rather than rational humans. At this point, we can only try to be among the survivors in the present non-rational winnowing.

    And if the Slavs can’t, somehow, survive, well, that’s history, same as if any other group (like mine and yours) can’t survive. Let me know when you find a way to avoid this process; I’m interested.

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

    Germany ?

    Sounds like every cable-pay-tv service in every White-run (but foreign-owned) hotel chain in every city from London to Istanbul.

    And we all know who’s responsible for that particular “family-friendly” feature, don’t we ?

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  150. Once more, to get to the bottom line, let’s follow the money. The panicking ‘Masters of the Universe’ are sacrifice their European allies in the desperate hope, not of global victory, but of trying to keep the fiat dollar Ponzi scheme afloat for a little while longer – even as the national debt surges past $30 trillion and the money printing machine goes into hyperdrive.

    I say:

    USA federal government debt binge goes to 31 trillion dollars and Biden is not liking the fact that Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Jay Powell is hiking interest rates to implode the asset bubbles in order to extinguish inflation.

    The USA at all levels of government has way over a hundred trillion dollars of debt and unfunded liabilities and the sound of the hollow log banging in the distance is White Core Christian Americans born after 1965 slowly realizing the fraudulence of the debt construct. Lord of the Flies time is coming and the greedy White oafs born before 1965 are Piggy.

    Greedy White Geezers born before 1965 and billionaire plutocrats and White Upper Middle Class Snot Brats are the ones who have benefited the most from the multiple asset bubbles created by the Fed in the last few decades.

  151. Colinsky says:
    @ricpic

    Uncle Joe discovered he could break the blades of a meat grinder by shoving 25 million men through it.

  152. geokat62 says:

    Telegram comment posted by Eric Striker:

    The argument that governments in Eastern Europe and Baltic nations are angry at Russia for communism or fear of Asiatic influence becomes satirical when you look at their enthusiastic, prostitute-like embrace of Chinese investment and economic influence in recent years. This has slowed down due to China’s support for Russia, but when the dust settles, they will be back because its money that motivates them above all else.

    These anti-Russian Eastern European governments brazenly calling for our rogue regime to start WW3, however socially conservative they may be for now, are lapdogs of the most culturally left-wing nation on the planet, one that openly discriminates against white people in ways on par with South Africa and sees exporting this ideology through violent revolution all over the world as its stated mission.

    The role they played as proxies in the Warsaw Pact they now play as pawns of the New Judeo-Bolsheviks — the ones in Washington who control the NATO alliance.

    Shame on any self described nationalist who supports pimping his country out to Satanic Yids like George Soros and Victoria Nuland, who openly proclaim that they hate and want to kill Eastern Europeans as much as they enjoy doing to Russians, but are only saving you for later.

    https://t.me/EricStrikerTRS/17183

  153. geokat62 says:

    Telegram comment posted by Mike Peinovich:

    The NY Times acknowledges that the US is running the Ukraine war, and has been from very early on. The only roll Ukraine plays anymore is to act as cannon fodder for Neocon strategic interests.

    Now the US is moving the command center out of Ukraine and in to Germany, probably to avoid airstrikes that they know are coming. But why Germany? Why not Poland? Poland is closer to Ukraine. Because they want to keep an eye on Germany lest she begin to think she is sovereign and can do things like buy gas from whoever she wants. This is also meant to reassert US dominance over Germany.

    Germans are not only going to suffer economic collapse and misery, they will have the added indignity of being forced to play host to the people that did it to them on behalf of an agenda that is openly hostile to their very existence.

    https://archive.ph/TOLPU

    https://t.me/mpeinovich/2019

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  154. @Milwaukee Mark

    Correct. Thankfully the British people had begun to understand by the late 1980’s / early 1990’s how badly they had been duped by the faceless masters of the European “Project”. As a result, they repeatedly and resolutely REFUSED every successive government their agreement to scrap the Pound and convert to the Euro – in a way they had simply not been knowledgeable or confident enough to do with entry to the “European Economic Community” (EEC) in 1973.

  155. @Anonymous

    Historically, the Slavs and the Germans got along until Kaiser Wilhelm (English spelling used since I’m writing in English) abrogated the relationship.

    It was Russia that declared war on Germany in 1914 and invaded them.

    They had another loser Tsar at the time that wanted to make up for the embarrassing Russo-Japanese war where Nicholas lost his entire fleet in 24 hours.

    Then the Russians got their asses kicked at the Battle of Tannenberg (on Prussian soil) which further demoralized the public and emboldened the Communists.

    Nicholas II not only let Lenin walk but gave the Communists fertile ground by embarrassing the nation in successive losses. All Nick had to do was put a bullet in Lenin and millions of lives would have been saved. The revolution would not have happened and Hitler would not have risen to power on an anti-Communist message.

    This is a key problem with dictatorships and monarchies. You get some loser that the public can’t vote out and he tries to double down on stupid in a futile effort at restoring his image.

  156. anonymous[465] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Alarmist

    And IT looks like Germany will be the patsy of the war games. Germany ended up paying for WW I, WW II and NOW for WW III, Arethe jews doing this on purpose as a double whammy for the Holocaust durirng WW II. And once again peace will come at the expense of Germny.

  157. @Bragadocious

    Nothing frightens Britain more than being alone in the world

    LOL

    Yes, of course. That’s why Britain fought tooth-and-nail to leave the EU. Because they… err… DIDN’T want to be “alone”.

    Please leave. You are lowering the average IQ of this website.

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  158. @Ron Unz

    A search doesn’t return any articles about the Swedes detecting four explosions, but I did find numerous, repetitive, articles from six to eight days ago that a fourth leak had been discovered. If there are four leaks there must have been four explosions, I agree with you on that. However your error is assuming that there was an explosion on each of the four pipelines, with an unsuccessful hit on Nordstream2 Line B. That is most certainly not the case. The facts are that three of the four leaks are on Nordstream1. The fourth leak is on Nordstream2 Line A. That accounts for your four explosions producing four leaks. Therefore there was no attack on Nordstream2 Line B. Your scenario is not supported by the facts.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  159. @Passing By

    Read my reply to comment #144 by Ron Unz.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  160. One appropriately soggy tit-for-tat Russia might do in response to the destruction of the Nordstream pipelines is cut the underwater cables (using submarines) which carry 80% of the internet traffic between the United States and Europe.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  161. @Dave Bowman

    Alone militarily you imbecile. Hell, MI6 staged a coup to get rid of Donald Trump because he said some mildly critical stuff about NATO. But thanks for your comments about me….”vicious”…”malevolent”…that literally made my day. I’ll be staying right here, because UR needs as many vicious and malevolent commenters as it can get.

    • Troll: Lurker
  162. @geokat62

    A French journalist from Le Figaro, if memory serves, reported that the Pentagon was controlling the recruitment of foreigners in Kiev, at least from the earliest weeks. Was it reported in the Free Press maggot factory? Silly question.

  163. @dogbumbreath

    I do love how the Ignorati really do seem to think that this poor old planet IS infinite in resources, water, area etc. The more people the merrier. Food? Why, the Omniscient Market will simply magick that into existence. Energy? The same, of course! Water-let them drink salt!, I hear you bellow. Even as we fall over the brink, next stop (a crash landing) the Olduvai, the refusal to face simple facts grows ever more fanatical.

    • Replies: @dogbumbreath
    , @Dave Bowman
  164. The US just attacked Germany by bombing the Nordstream pipelines using USN Poseidon P8s dropping Mk54 air launched torpedoes, cutting off its potential supply of Russian gas.

    LNG from the US is just as much a fantasy as green energy sources is. It will not solve Germany’s problem because it is too expensive and there isn’t enough of it.

    Germany needs gas and after a cold winter and economic disaster its political class will soon enough drop the silly Ukraine nonsense and do whatever it takes to get it. Germany knows their only escape from their predicament is to get access to Russian gas again. Germany will work with Russia to get access to that gas.

    Will this mean the end of NATO and the EU? For Europe’s sake, I hope so.

    From the Sky News Arabia article:

    “…The loss of Nordstream means that Ukraine now has a virtual stranglehold on gas supplies from Russia to Germany and the European Union…”

    Since Ukraine won’t exist as an entity independent of Russia, Belarus, Hungary and Poland in six months, Ukraine itself won’t be a major problem.

    I’m not sure where the relevant pipelines run, but if I were Poland I would be very, very careful about messing around with Russian gas flowing to Germany. Poland has a bad history of getting caught between Russia and Germany, particularly when they work together.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  165. @Nick Griffin

    While the U.S. does seem to be the perpetrator in the pipeline destruction,I suspect that the planning and operational details will be shocking when revealed.For now, the adage applies: Those who know aren’t talking and those who don’t know won’t shut up.

    When a nation commits a great crime there is usually a period of silence and lame denials such as we are seeing now. Having necessarily so many people involved it takes a while to get your story straight,
    but here is a hint. Don’t expect a bald confession.

    The most important observation about the Ukraine disaster has been made by a number of analysts.It is a struggle for the “soul of Europe,” with the corollary being the control of Germany’s industrial power at the center of European prosperity.

    The U.S. role in the Ukraine will long be remembered as a dark chapter in American diplomatic history.Mr Blinken is abysmally ignorant of Realpolitik, the balance of power doctrine and the established protocols that support international discourse and harmony.His policies have brought bloodshed and chaos to Europe. He ignored the wisdom of Prince Metternich:”Freedom
    cannot exist without the concept of order.”

  166. @That Would Be Telling

    If you ponder the psychopathic hive mind of the Western elite Herrenvolk you quickly realise that China CANNOT, EVER, be allowed to fulfill its potential. Even a China smashed into fragments, which is the Western elite ambition, as it is with Russia and was with Yugoslavia, the USSR etc, would still be a civilization far superior to the West. So it must be DESTROYED, as was Carthage.
    The slaughter of ALL Chinese may be difficult, but with the right bio-weapons, who knows. So it is population reduction, destruction of society and the economy, and vivisection, with Chinese Quislings like Ai Wei-wei calling the shots. Falun Gong taught in schools etc. Compulsory lessons in the superiority of ‘Western Moral Values’ etc. Like Iraq on a grander scale, or, who knows, that latter day paradise, Libya. Never, ever, ever, underestimate the lunatic Evil of the Western elites, who are NEVER going to tolerate a ‘Fair World Order’ or multipolarity.

  167. Hmm. I’m not sure that all makes complete sense.

    Why would the Russians leave one of their key strategic assets completely unmonitored and unguarded? As I understand the attack happened in international waters. Would they not have patrols or at least monitoring? It’s in their backyard. Are they truly that incompetent as some of the evidence seems to indicate? From what I’ve read they lost their Black Sea flagship Moskva, sunk in a relatively unsophisticated attack, simply because most of its defensive measures either didn’t work for lack of maintenance or were simply turned off.

    Or, is it possible there’s way more to the story and way more levels of strategy here? I, sadly, fear it’s more of the former. I’m in Russia‘s corner in this thing but I think that they’re vaunted military prowess (they’re hypersonic!) looks good on paper but is decimated by lack of funding, lack of will and enormous graft and corruption.

    But, I honestly am confused by this and not trolling. It just doesn’t make any sense as a basic military strategy not to be apparently taking any measures or efforts to protect a key, deeply critical strategic asset located a couple hundred miles outside of your sovereign territory.

    I’d love to hear if anyone has thoughts or conjecture.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @Skeptikal
    , @Vidi
  168. anonymous[350] • Disclaimer says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    The same bigotry they directed at the WASPs they are directing with even greater fury at the Chinese. China is a threat to their hegemony because of the higher average Chinese intelligence, its long and resilient history, and because it has enjoyed the opportunity of watching the Chosen in action for generations from a neutral perch. I still think the Chinese will carve out a productive relationship of sorts with the Chosenites, but they will never allow the Chosenites to control China’s financial sector, and that’s why Nuland and others want genocidal war. The dumb American WASPs thought that maybe the Chosenites could be turned to become permanent partners in the grand American project. I don’t think the Chinese will be as feckless or naive. They know they are dealing with an inveterate enemy with talmudic values that include enslaving all peoples of the earth. Thank God for the Chinese and Russians. If Americans had any balls, they’d be fighting alongside them.

  169. Jane Weir says:

    This was why Washington moved so swiftly from the Morgenthau Plan for the ‘pastoralisation’ and genocide of defeated Germany, to the Marshall Plan to rebuild it.

    Actually it didn’t. Over three years passed between the Morgenthau Plan (1944) and the initial benefits of the Marshall Plan (1948). And the U.S. occupation directive JCS 1067, implementing the deindustrialisation goals of the Morgenthau Plan, was still on the books for two or three years after that.

  170. “By now, the well-informed reader is probably wondering “when is he going to mention the Rand Corporation document? That bears out everything said so far”. Yes it does. The ‘leaked’ document does indeed explain the US Deep State’s destructive and cynical game very well.”

    You people continue to operate in some fantasy land in which competing powers don’t engage in long term strategic planning in how to deal with foe, friend and neutral. It is as if the US along does so. So everyone twists in the wind about Rand . . . as if they are the only strategic planning group on the planet.

    goof grief have a little perspective. I won’t do so again, but I have posted the analysis of varying strategic think tanks, including as I recall some Russian(s) about how outmaneuver the US.

    ohhh wait a minute, one doesn’t need to dredge up those references, we are seeing it live in Ukraine.

    good grief . . .

    no doubt many of swirling in shock and amazement, will in short order be wheeling out the The Schlieffen Plan to carve up Europe.

    Oy veh and Oyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  171. Ron Unz says:
    @Bombercommand

    A search doesn’t return any articles about the Swedes detecting four explosions, but I did find numerous, repetitive, articles from six to eight days ago that a fourth leak had been discovered. If there are four leaks there must have been four explosions, I agree with you on that.

    You’re 100% correct. I’d misremembered the four leaks as four explosions, though as you say, they amount to the same thing.

    The facts are that three of the four leaks are on Nordstream1. The fourth leak is on Nordstream2 Line A.

    That doesn’t seem to be the case. At least according to the Wikipedia summary, two of the leaks were on Nord Stream 1 and two of them were on Nord Stream 2. However, both the Nord Stream 2 leaks were on Pipe A:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Nord_Stream_gas_leaks

    Maybe the demolition people got careless and accidentally positioned both charges on the same pipeline. If they were using some remotely-controlled vehicle, it’s hardly surprising they made that sort of mistake. Like I said, no one’s ever previously blown up huge undersea pipelines, so it’s not like they’ve had a great deal of practice.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  172. Ron Unz says:
    @Ken Meyercord

    One appropriately soggy tit-for-tat Russia might do in response to the destruction of the Nordstream pipelines is cut the underwater cables (using submarines) which carry 80% of the internet traffic between the United States and Europe.

    Actually, that’s exactly what Tucker Carlson had pointed out on his cable show. And cutting the trading connections between the US and European markets would probably produce a multi-trillion-dollar market crash.

    • Replies: @Ken Meyercord
  173. @mulga mumblebrain

    If you ponder the psychopathic hive mind of the Western elite Herrenvolk you quickly realise that China CANNOT, EVER, be allowed to fulfill its potential.

    That potential that historically allowed it to out-compete the west?

    When you add what Communists have and are doing to the people and their culture/society “their full potential” is not insignificant, I mean they do seem to be able to unlike the Japanese run nuclear power plants safely (note when you screw up too bad the winds carry isotopes for all to collect), but there’s a whole lot of things they just can’t do now or for the forseable future. Like make competitive, better than Russian jet engines.

    Or the supply chain for making semiconductors, especially those below 14 nm, and probably economic manufacturing of nodes like it or close to it, despite a huge effort. To do a lot of real vs. cargo cult science or just fraud, the latter effectively demanded by the CCP (I suppose the problem there for applications is figuring out what’s not garbage)? To change their manufacturing culture, I’ve read it was this way before they really connected with the West or of course the Communists took over, so that they don’t steadily decrease quality until the customer complains?

    They are dangerous of course, Communists with nukes, but … I mean, look at their extremely narrow economy, and the social stresses building up due to the one child policy which they’ve not be able to change on the ground. Although in designing and assembling electronics they’re awesome and they can design chips (granted, mostly by gluing other’s blocks together, but look at the ESP32 for example). How thoroughly they repress their people; yes, they have massive talent, but a great deal of it is wasted.

    It’s not like Chinese people can’t show great “potential,” the world’s best logic manufacturer by far is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), ahead of Samsung and trustworthy unlike that company, while Intel has lost the plot. And that’s all there is for below 14 nm nodes, which are especially needed for battery powered mobile devices.

    Time to go to sleep, this should do for now.

    • Replies: @Vidi
    , @mulga mumblebrain
  174. @Wade Hampton

    I’m not sure where the relevant pipelines run, but if I were Poland I would be very, very careful about messing around with Russian gas flowing to Germany. Poland has a bad history of getting caught between Russia and Germany, particularly when they work together.

    “…”

    There’s two other major gas pipeline systems for northern and central Europe. One of course runs completely through the Ukraine and previous transit shenanigans were a if not the major reason for building the Nord Stream pipeline systems to bypass it. And that direct from Russia to Germany path is why there was so much fury directed at Nord Stream 2.

    Yamel-Europe has two forks delivering to Germany and Austria, the former through Poland, the latter through extreme eastern Ukraine and Slovakia. So it’s technically possible to supply Germany etc. with enough gas for the winter, or just plain business as usual before the Greens and then the reaction to the special military operation enforced the next stages of the West’s ruling trash policy of energy poverty which started in the 1970s.

    That said, with pipeline sabotage on the table (again, it was used to end the Evil Empire), even if Germany’s ruling trash get a clue or get replaced that doesn’t mean the country will actually be able to get the gas (and oil etc.) that it desperately needs, especially at prices that will prevent deindustrialization.

    • Agree: Wade Hampton
  175. But where do they do that? Apart from the unfeasibly sexy accent (when spoken by a woman, that is!) it’s the single most distinctive feature of Russian-English.

    If is true of every language in the world that isn’t from the non Slavic European linguistic groups. Other languages don’t have articles, only these do.

    In other words your hypothetical forger could be Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Bulgarian, anyone.

    Also,

    The panicking ‘Masters of the Universe’ are sacrifice their European allies in the desperate hope…

    Look who’s using English incompetently.

  176. haha says:
    @Old Brown Fool

    But on how on earth would you ban fractional banking? If I understand this matter correctly, fractional banking causes money supply to increase via the cumulative effect of individual banks lending only a fraction of their cash reserves. The initial impetus to an expansion of the aggregate money supply happens when the Federal Reserve injects new liquidity into the system. That injection then gets multiplied due to the cumulative effect of fractional banking. In the world of fiat currency there can never be any check on the government’s power to expand money supply. A peg to gold and/or other “real stuff” would restrict the state’s ability to inject fresh money into the system whenever it wanted to. However, that restriction would create its own problems (currency and credit rigidity and inflexibility).

    BTW, gold-backed currency can still allow the state to create fractional interest free expansion of the money supply – but only in limits. If obligated to redeem paper in gold, the state will only be able to create new paper money up to a percentage of the gold on hand. That percentage would be based on a prudent estimate of how much gold needs to be ready on hand to meet the demand for redemptions.

    To be fair, I am clearer on the currency matter in the context of international trade and settlement. You seem to be focused more on domestic currency management. But in the international context I am of the view that pegging exchange rates to some “real stuff” (basket of industrial basics, commodities, gold, etc.) may be the way ahead. There is a need to do away with foreign exchange speculation, currency raids, and wild fluctuations in exchange parities. There is also the need to do away with any single country acting as the creator of an international fiat currency. In any case, international trust is fast eroding and, thus, the days of international fiat may be coming to an end.

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  177. @Ron Unz

    Great minds think alike (I missed that episode of Carlson).

    A “multi-trillion-dollar market crash”, if we survive the nuclear war which would follow long enough.

    • Replies: @Passing By
    , @Ken Meyercord
  178. JJenkins says:
    @dogbumbreath

    Never forget the semi-final solution.

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  179. Abbybwood says:
    @anonymous

    Tonight Tucker Carlson did a new interview with Tony Bobulinski for an hour. Well worth watching.

    Bobulinski was the business partner of Hunter And James Biden doing deals worth billions, particularly a new one that would have skirted the sanctions against Russia with Rofstev oil and gas conglomeration. That was some new news dropped in the interview.

    Bobulinski told Tucker that when he finally had a five hour interview with the FBI and delivered to them all the metadata needed to charge Hunter and other family members with various criminal
    Acts, his cell rang the call was from Jim Biden who he not
    Spoken to in months. While six agents were in the room. Tony showed
    The call to the agent and he said answer it. So he answered the call and it
    Was dead
    Air. Two agents walked
    Out of
    The room. When they came back Bobulinski showed the phone and there was a disconnect.

    How did Jim Biden know Bobulinski was at that moment handing over all his metadata to the feds? Sounds like a “better watch what you are doing”.

    After two years of the FBI having the information there would be no more calls
    To Bobulinski or his lawyers for a promised follow up. Then the lead
    Agent assigned to
    The case, Timothy Theboltm
    Was marched out
    Of
    The FBI and fired.

    Bobulinski met with Joe Biden several times “The Big Guy”.

    Please watch the interview! Raises many new questions: No MSM will touch Bobulinski for
    An interview in spite of him having thousands of texts, emails etc to prove Joe
    Biden was deep into the business dealings with China.

  180. Odyssey says:
    @Passing By

    This is a bit longer story about imperfections of the English language. For example, the articles are totally unnecessary, and they do not exist in Serbian (nor in all other Slavic languages, which were derived from Serbian). I read somewhere that English texts contain about 15% of the ‘the’ article. It would mean that every 7th book in the library consists of this article only. I would just add that even educated native English speakers cannot read or write many words without spelling. In the Serbian language for e.g., (which is, btw, the oldest European language), the spelling does not exist, and any foreigner would need up to 3 minutes of learning to read and write Serbian texts without mistakes. It would also mean that the ‘spelling bee’ is an unnecessary and a moronic activity.

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  181. @Bombercommand

    I told you. I don’t read bullshitters and I don’t argue with bullshitters.

  182. @Ron Unz

    Every reasonable person would assume that if there are four leaks, there have been four explosions, and if there are four leaks, it means that there is one on each tube as it wouldn’t make sense to blow up more than once one tube and leave another intact.

    Whatever, in the end, the question that any reasonable person asks is who had the means, the opportunity and the motive? And even if we suppose for the sake of hypothesis that far-fetched theories about a Russian motive hold water, they just didn’t have the opportunity.

    • Replies: @Avery
  183. @Ken Meyercord

    Imho, Russia has no compelling reason to retaliate for the sabotage of NS except to even the score. But that wouldn’t be very mature. If your enemy shoots his own ally in the foot, how do you retaliate, by shooting another one of his allies in the foot? By shooting your own ally in the foot? The sabotage was a terrorist act. Do you respond to terrorism with terrorism? The value of the pipelines is only a fraction of the value of what the West has plundered from Russia. The Russians haven’t lost their composure over it and I don’t think they will change now.

    • Agree: Avery
  184. @anonymous

    Nope. The more a German government makes its people suffer, the more loyal they become to it. Not even the Germans themselves understand this; maybe the majority dimly feel that imposed suffering intimates some “grand design” beyond their ken. That’s why there has never been a revolution in Germany (1989 wasn’t one either, that was just an elaborate scheme of leftists to exchange their dying Eastern host for a fresh one in the West).

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  185. dimples says:
    @Daskebakke

    Some problems with this might be:

    1. US made torpedoes would leave behind incriminating evidence of US complicity. Since I assume Russia has access to its own pipelines to fix them, this could be found by the divers.
    2. As it was recently reported that one of the four pipes may still be intact, this highlights the problem of how do you make sure the torpedoes pick out each pipe in turn, and not, for example, all head to the same pipe?

    Perhaps the Poseidon aircraft was only there to guide underwater vehicles etc.

  186. dimples says:
    @Francis Miville

    But the problem for your tedious theory is that the Germans and Russians don’t actually have to get together and pork each other and create Russo-Germanic mutants. The Russians just want to sell gas and import German technological goods. The Germans want to buy gas and export technological goods. It’s no big deal, except to satanic American warmongering scum.

  187. @That Would Be Telling

    Thanks for the pipeline information. Because of the insanity of the current German political class, limited pipeline capacity and US terrorism, Germany’s deindustrialization is a certainty.

    Going in chronological order, here’s how things will develop.

    Step 1: Russia will complete the dismemberment of Ukraine and the distribution of most of its parts to itself, Poland and Hungary. Perhaps they will leave a little Galicia as an independent state as a warning to others. This will be done by the end of 2023. There won’t be a nuclear war, but US terrorism like the September NS pipeline bombings will continue.

    Step 2: As you say, “Germany’s ruling class getting a clue or getting replaced” is required before things there can change. Given how conformist the German people are, they will have to suffer before they themselves “get a clue” are throw out their current leaders. It wouldn’t surprise me if it took two winters of suffering to do that. And by Spring 2024, Germany will be fully deindustrialized.

    What does deindustrialization mean? Again from the Sky News Arabia interview:

    The closure of the BASF chemical plants is now probably unavoidable, and even their own experts are uncertain as to whether, once switched off, they can ever be made to work again. These plants provide the feedstock on which the whole of German and neighboring countries’ industry depends.

    The BASF Verbund site at Ludwighafen is gargantuan, monstrous, the biggest single company chemical site in the world. (Look at a satellite view of Mannheim and go West across the Rhein and North a little.) I don’t know whether BASF can survive the shutdown of its biggest production site and one of its other five (the one in Antwerp), but if it intends to try, it needs to ramp up production at its two Verbund sites in the US and its two such sites in China.

    Step 3: After the US-driven impoverishment of Europe, the new political leadership will reach out to Russia for rescue. What choice do they have? NATO will break up as will probably the EU. Germany survived the US-UK-CCCP war of extermination and recovered. It can recover from this US-UK sabotage. This time the Marshall Plan will be replaced by the Shoigu Plan and the integration of Eurasia will proceed with the US-UK relegated to the sidelines.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  188. @haha

    Fractional Banking happens when the banks lend more money than they have. This is possible due to two reasons: 1. Not all depositors and borrowers demand their money all at once (this was applicable even during the toughest Gold Standard times, and, 2. Most of the transactions are now carried out without cash exchanging hands. I know this is not the place to discuss this (this thread is about Nordstream pipelines), but I cannot resist the temptation. Lets have a small thought experiment.

    [MORE]

    Banks have something called Reserve Ratio. This is the reserve they must have at all times, to meet the demand for cash. This ratio is applicable for both loans and deposits together. – that is, a bank must have a certain portion of the deposits, and also loans, in form of cash (and other negotiable instruments), at all times. Lets say this ratio is 10%

    Imagine a bank that has loaned all the money at its disposal, and keeps this reserve. Now someone deposits 10,000 dollars with this bank. How much new loans can be given now? We usually conclude that 10% of this 10k must be kept as reserve, so the bank is free to lend the remaining 9k as new loans. This is very mistaken, and no bankster would ever correct you about this mistake. The correct answer is, the bank can keep the entire 9000 dollars as 10% reserves, and therefore can issue 90,000 dollars in new loans! Now the total new loans is 90,000 and new deposits is 10,000, total = 90,000 + 10,000 = 100,000; and the reserves should be 10% of this, that is 10,000, which the bank has with it!

    This is mind-boggling. How can the bank issue 90,000 in new loans when it has only 9,000 dollars at its disposal? We normally reject this as practically impossible. But in practice, hardly 10% of transactions need cash. The rest is transacted through cheques, drafts, online transfer, etc. These are essentially book transactions, and no money is needed. For example, if you borrow $10k from a bank for a business, and buy a machine for $5k from a manufacturer, you instruct your banker to transfer this sum to the manufacturer; your bank promptly debits your account by $5k and credits the manufacturer’s account by $5k, all without any need for a single physical dollar. This entire $10k loan, minus the reserve, is only existing on the bank’s account books – a sort of virtual money! It can buy physical goods and services, it can move between banks and accounts, that is, it circulates exactly like the physical cash, but it does not exist physically. If we can understand this concept, then we can understand it is the banksters that create new money, and not the central bank. A bank now can operate almost without cash. That is why the American FED has now reduced the Reserve Ratio to zero! That means a bank can lend new loans even without any reserves!

    For a long time, banksters denied that they created money when they issued new loans. They accepted that they can lend more than they have, even that they said in such a verbose way nobody usually figured it out; they called this multiplier effect, but denied that this has inflationary effect on the economy. Then in 2014, the Bank of England came out with a paper in which it quietly admitted that a bank can first issue a loan, and then search for deposits to cover its Reserve Ratio! This completely turns the common notion on its head – a bank can lend without having any money, and then also can seek deposits only to cover the reserve ratio! That means, in our earlier example, a bank can first issue $90k loans, and then seek $10k in deposits to cover the loans. And in America, with the Reserve Ratio being zero, a bank can issue loans to any extent, and does not have to seek any deposits to cover it! Banks are now virtually churning out money without end or check. Every loan issued by an American bank creates that much new money. And yet the American government is blamed for the inflation.

    Earlier when the Gold Standard was there, banks were forced to keep the reserve ratio in gold; whenever people suspected a bank is “over leveraged”, they rushed to the bank to withdraw their money, causing a “run” on the bank. But with paper currency, and a central bank, all that an over leveraged bank need to do was to borrow from the central bank any amount it needed; and the central bank would simply print this amount and lend it to that bank. This is usually mistaken for money creation; no, money has already been created when the bankster loaned more than what he held; it is already in circulation in virtual form between various bank accounts; now the central bank is only bringing that money into physical existence.

    Forget bringing back the Gold Standard and minting gold to equal the money supply. Now, there is so much money circulating in the world, and with bank accounts turning to 100% virtual money, even printing the already circulating money on paper is impossible. There is a very good website on this topic: http://www.demonocracy.org; it has excellent graphics to explain why we cannot even print the money already created.

    Now how can we ban fractional banking? Fractional banking existed even under the toughest gold standards of the 19th Century. A bank can always lie about the money in its reserves. But now that we have computers and software, it is possible to control the banks’ money creation. All we need to do is to make a banking software that will not let the banks to lend new loans unless it already has enough reserves! And if we make the reserve ratio higher, banks’ capacity to churn out virtual money will be highly reduced. I agree that running banks on 100% reserve ratio is impossible, but it is quite possible to run them on, say, 50% reserve ratio.

    Now, coming to the international trade, if we consider it carefully, we can see that all foreign trade, (trade between two economies that use different currencies) in the final count, boils down to barter. All the currency that is outside its native economy is ultimately an IOU issued by that economy to the rest of the world; the rest of the world can, at any time, redeem it in terms of goods and services produced by that economy.

    This is already too long. Lets discuss this later.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  189. Wokechoke says:
    @Tiberius Now

    Losing a ship happens in war. For me the sinking was a sign that we were locked into a regime change war in Moscow. Something like the Altmark incident in ww2.

  190. Skeptikal says:
    @Tiberius Now

    It is quite possible that Russia WAS and IS monitoring the pipelines, but because the Baltic is basically a NATO lake, having actual military patrols guarding the pipelines would risk too many possibly dangerous confrontations.

    Also, the pipeline does not actually belong to “Russia.”

    Too many people do not understand who actually owns the pipelines and who has actually been attacked.

    Please read Thierry Meyssan, “The United States Declares War on Russia, Germany, France, and the Netherlands,”
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article218167.html

    The paragraphs about poor little Olaf Scholz are actually kind of poignant!
    ( Has anyone forgotten how shocking Biden’s statement was at the press conference where he humiliated Scholz and actually threatened Germany??!! It was totally shocking at the time, as the mask slipped and showed the actual US plan. I am sure the Russians didn’t miss this. I am sure they know exactly what went down in the Baltic with the pipelines. Ditto for the pipelines’ European owners. )

    “Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who was elected in December 2021, has made two serious mistakes in a few months. On December 7, he went to the White House where he tried to resist the United States’ demand that he stop accepting Russian gas. Back home, he chose to maintain Nord Stream and block Nord Stream 2, while seeking renewable sources. He thought, wrongly, that he was balancing the warmongering of US strategic thinking, the needs of his industry and the doctrine of the Greens, members of his government coalition.

    “The Chancellor had had a close call: during his press conference with the US President, Joe Biden said that his country could destroy Nord Stream 2 and that if Russia invaded the Ukraine, he would do so. It was absolutely frightening for Scholz to hear his overlord spit in his face that he could destroy a tens of billions of dollars investment if a third party acted without regard to his dictates. We do not know whether President Biden also mentioned the destruction of Nord Stream 1 during the closed-door talks, but it is not impossible. In any case, according to the German journalists who followed him, the chancellor returned to Germany pale.

    “His second mistake was made on September 16, 2022. His country wanted to get out from under the Anglo-Saxon umbrella and ensure its own security as well as that of the entire European Union. « As the most populous nation, with the greatest economic power and located at the center of the continent, our army must become the pillar of conventional defence in Europe, » the chancellor said. By specifying that he was only talking about “conventional defence”, he intended to spare the susceptibility of his French neighbor, the only nuclear power in the Union. He did not realize that he was violating the Straussian doctrine by imagining that he was escaping from the US military protectorate. In 1992, Paul Wolfowitz signed the Defense Policy Guidance, excerpts of which were published in the New York Times. He indicated that the United States would consider any desire for European emancipation as a cassus belli [3].

    Six days later, Navy Seals blew up the two gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, setting Germany back eleven years.”
    +++++++++++++++

    For a better grasp of why and who, please read Thierry Meyssan, “The EU Brought to Its Knees by Straussians,”
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article217976.html

    This prescient article appeared on September 13.
    The Straussians are RUTHLESS. They are the true monsters in the US government and media elite.

  191. @mulga mumblebrain

    Every reasonable person would assume that if there are four leaks, there have been four explosions, and if there are four leaks, it means that there is one on each tube as it wouldn’t make sense to blow up more than once one tube and leave another intact.

    Every reasonable person who’s studied military history knows very few operations go exactly as planned. There’s too many ways to enumerate where one pipeline accidentally gets hit twice because one or more people or the weapon they used made a mistake in which pipe they sabotaged, missing Nord Stream 2 Line B.

    Politically it doesn’t matter as long as Gazprom can make a convincing claim they can deliver through that single pipe unless and until it’s approved for transit and it turns out they actually can’t.

  192. Harry Law says:

    [email protected]
    Translate Schweinehund to English
    1. 1. bastard

  193. @Old Brown Fool

    All we need to do is to make a banking software that will not let the banks to lend new loans unless it already has enough reserves!

    And enforce they use it, and the no one can cheat. When the short and medium term payoffs for cheating are high.

    If you have the right sort of experience with IT, or read up on it, you’ll know getting any single institution to run this, to link to it with their own systems is going to be a royal pain. You’re also setting up a single point of failure in the system, so you’d better for example have two or more vetted versions of this. Which you might as well have anyway so you can run on the spectrum of systems people use, I’d say IBM mainframe (Z), IBM AS/400 (i), and POSIX (UNIX(TM), Linux, even BSDs….). You’ll also need to support multiple databases, such as Oracle RAC for uptime and Postgres to avoid Oracle.

    So not simple, and if we look at for example the history of Obama’s stimulus electronic medical record mandate you shouldn’t be at all certain you can make this work without imposing a giant Reset, as well as various unintended consequences that could make things worse.

    BTW, note that any gold standard that doesn’t have people settle with real physical gold can be cheated and there’s cheating with that as well. “Gold backed” just means government will play the game until it becomes too painful, after which just looking as US history they’ll seize the nation’s gold as FDR did, or remove the peg for external to the country transactions as Nixon did.

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  194. @Gaylord of the German Gaylands

    That’s why there has never been a revolution in Germany

    Unless you want to make an argument the German people have sufficiently changed which should be easy, I’d note the ones in 1848 failed, but the ones in 1918 and 1933 succeeded. The latter two after a lot of pain, the latter in the face of an existential threat from Communists without which the Nazis would be a footnote in history.

    If we’re talking a Morgenthau Plan Mark 2 as E. Michael Jones and I suspect then things will likely get 1918/1933 or worse levels of bad.

  195. Avery says:
    @Passing By

    The fact that the delusional hypothesis that “Russians did it” is being seriously discussed at various blogs, webzines, etc shows how depraved and delusional the West and how deeply brainwashed the Western sheeple have become to believe such an illogical hallucination.

    It also shows how highly developed the GloboWest’s Smoke & Mirrors showmanship has become.

    It is truly breathtaking.

    • Agree: Passing By
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  196. VRIL says:

    the frenchman was it , with an ok from Haifa and DC

  197. Bert says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Napolean Chagnon’s study of the Yanamami (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanomami) showed clearly that social dynamics were driven by competition among males for extra wives. Thus, a degree of sociopathy was probably favored by natural selection. However, when a man disrespected, cheated, or beat up too many of his peers, he was considered a target for elimination. One such individual, whose nickname was “Asshole,” went into the forest alone to rob bee nests, and when he was so engaged high up a tree, the Regulators shot him full of arrows. Presumably while yelling “Sic semper sociopaths.” Illiterate stone-age people know how to solve an existential problem, but civilized men don’t.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  198. Nick makes the fatal mistake of beliving that humans are governed by humans. Thanks to mass(de)communication all leaders in the “west” are psychopaths that can tell a lie with a smile on their face. These psychopaths think the German people are some type of troublesome kitchen machine that will shift buying patterns if you use enough force. It is not desperation, the psychopaths running the west simply dont understand humans. They also think they are perfect and in the know, that is why the west gets leaders like Boris Johnson, Ursula von Leyen and of course Joe Biden.

  199. Vidi says:
    @Tiberius Now

    Why would the Russians leave one of their key strategic assets completely unmonitored and unguarded?

    Each of Nordstream 1 and 2 is over 1200 km, far too long to guard. Russia would have to prevent attacks by tiny submarines, or remotely operated vehicles sneaking in underwater, or maybe even torpedoes. How could anyone guard 2400 km of pipe from all these attacks?

    Worse, NATO could easily conduct a military exercise over the pipelines as cover for sabotaging them; people are suspecting that BALTOPS 2022, conducted suspiciously near the explosion sites, was precisely that cover. How does Russia stop that without a major confrontation, possibly starting a World War?

    Building Nordstream 2 was risky, without a doubt. But it didn’t cost that much by the standards of a large country (Gazprom is a state-owned enterprise), and the potential strategic benefits were great. The risk was probably worth taking.

    With the latest news that one strand of Nordstream 2 is intact, and the other pipes are repairable, we can see that Russia can still get most of the strategic benefit of integrating Germany into the Eurasian continent. Now that the Germans — and the Europeans in general — fully realize how hostile the Empire of Lies is, Russia’s pipeline gambit might pay off.

    • Replies: @mike99588
  200. @mulga mumblebrain

    I do love how the Ignorati really do seem to think that this poor old planet IS infinite in resources, water, area etc. The more people the merrier. Food? Why, the Omniscient Market will simply magick that into existence. Energy? The same, of course! Water-let them drink salt!, I hear you bellow. Even as we fall over the brink, next stop (a crash landing) the Olduvai, the refusal to face simple facts grows ever more fanatical.

    Just saying if man’s “collective” ingenuity is allowed to blossom, many issues you highlight can and will be solved. In Nature, a population reaches an equilibrium and doesn’t grow to infinity. Energy abundance can be accomplished (ex. Fusion). The Earth is larger and more abundant than you think. Humans have only drilled to a depth of 7 miles into the Earths crust (22 miles deep). If you believe the Science, the distance to the Earths core is another 3952 miles. We’ve barely touched the surface….lots to discover.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  201. c matt says:

    What is the point of demonstrating to re-open gas pipelines which cannot be turned back on? Or others which pass through the territory of the mortal enemies of the potential gas supplier?

    To force the defeat of that mortal enemy by defeating the rulers who support it. If it s going to be as bad a winter as the current media claim, then real protest could change the EU leadership. But it would have to be real protest, not astro-turfed BS.

  202. c matt says:

    it is written by someone whose native language is not English. It is very, very nearly perfect English, but it isn’t 100%.

    You can tell it is not written by an American native English speaker because the English is too good.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  203. Anonymous[121] • Disclaimer says:

    The leaked Rand report may well be a forgery, i felt the same reading it. But what is a forgery if not a copy of an original works.

  204. Vidi says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    there’s a whole lot of things [the Chinese] just can’t do now or for the forseable future … To do a lot of real vs. cargo cult science or just fraud

    Chinese Nobel Prize winners in just the past decade: Charles K. Kao, 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics; Tu Youyou, 2015 Nobel for Medicine, and more. That’s just for the last decade; many more before that. Not bad for a developing country, that not so long ago was definitely in the third world.

    look at their extremely narrow economy

    China has a narrow economy? What a laugh. China’s economy is broad enough to build and launch a space station by itself. The US could not do that; it needed Russia’s help for a central, absolutely vital part of ISS (the Zarya module, which by itself would have been enough to be a space station).

    Today, China can build a space station, launch more satellites per year than the US, build more miles of high speed rail than the rest of the world combined, manufacture more electric vehicles than the rest of the world combined, and, very soon, will produce more semiconductor chips — at the highest technological level — than the rest of the world combined. At the same time. Face it, China’s economy is probably broader than the US’s.

    The rest of your comment sounds like heavily propagandized copium to me.

    • Agree: Levtraro
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  205. @That Would Be Telling

    I understand the difficulties in enforcing this idea. 1. Governments must be prepared to push this down the throats of the banksters, 2. A pretty good software must be designed, and the code should be available for everyone to check. 3. No need to make it compatible with the existing systems with the banks – this can be provided as a service, SAAS, to the banks; all the banks that want a banking license from the government must necessarily use this software to keep their accounts. Even now governments have the power to inspect the books of the banks, so it is not a big deal. All that is needed is to enter the legacy data for the past few years into the software.

  206. @Odyssey

    English spelling is a self-inflicted torture. All other European languages have the same letter or combination of letter to have the same sound (phoneme); only English makes it arbitrary.

    As for the articles, each sub-family of Indo- European languages (which is the largest language family by all measures) has its own peculiarities. Romance languages assign genders to everything in the universe, including abstract ideas; the East Indian group (Bengali, Odia, etc) must always indicate the numbers of the subject as a suffix; tense is always compulsory in many IE languages – “My name is X” – there is no need for “is”; the name was, is and will be always X. And the ways in which the incidents are described in the same sentence is not necessarily chronological. Thus, almost all languages have peculiarities that appear crazy to outsiders.

    • Thanks: Odyssey
  207. @That Would Be Telling

    Yamel-Europe has two forks delivering to Germany and Austria, the former through Poland, the latter through extreme eastern Ukraine and Slovakia.

    Extremely eastern Ukraine or extremely western Ukraine? If it is through eastern Ukraine that area is now in Russia, so no problem; but if it is through extreme western Ukraine, that area is now Banderistan, so no gas will be allowed to flow through.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  208. @loner feral cat

    IMO the reason the Nordstream pipes were blown up was a Jewish emotional reaction to Putin signing in Donbass republics into the Russian Federation. At the center of the Ukraine crisis are Jews, it is all about the Jews (not Germany as this article purports IMO), and at the center of American foreign policy are Kagan and Nuland. Jews hate Russia because the Jews have been ousted and they really hate Putin, the nationalist, who is not going along with the unipolar Jewish world order. Gonzalo Lira discusses who runs Washington D.C. foreign policy:

    2022.05.13 The Kagan Family Business Is War and Lies

    When Russia took Donbass, it was a great loss for Jewess Victoria Nuland, and she lashed out – struck the bear, by getting the USA to “act in it’s interest” and blow up natural gas supply to Germany. Jews hate Russia AND they hate Germany. It has been a long term plan to destroy Germany, two prominent New York Jewish publications, the New York Times and Time Magazine endorsed Kaufman’s book “Germany Must Perish” before USA went to war against Germany.

    [MORE]

    https://archive.org/details/GermanyMustPerish1941/1941%20-%20Germany%20Must%20Perish%21%20-%20Theodore%20N.%20Kaufman/

    “A SENSATIONAL IDEA!”

    — Time Magazine

    “A PLAN FOR PERMANENT PEACE AMONG CIVILIZED NATIONS!”

    — The New York Times

    This March 1941 book written by a New Jersey Jewish-German émigré-caused a storm in Germany and America with its open advocacy of the physical extermination of all Germans and Germany itself. This was to be achieved through a process of mass sterilization, and the physical dismemberment of that country.

    Arguing that Nazism was in fact just another expression of militant Germanism, the author said that the Germans would never change and the only way to end the ongoing struggle was to end Germany and the German people. Because of Kaufman’s claimed links to the policy advisors of the American president, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels used the book to help encourage Germans to fight to the last.

    Ironically, significant sections of Kaufman’s book, despite being dismissed as the work of a loner, came true. At least 12 million Germans were expelled from their land following the end of the war, and their deportation became the single largest transfer of any population in modern European history, and one-third of German territory was ethnically cleansed of Germans and permanently seized

    This entire fiasco, including all the billions sent to Ukraine is Jewish orchestrated looting and destruction. The US Treasury is being looted by USA Jews for Jews in Ukraine.

    • Thanks: Richard B
    • Replies: @loner feral cat
  209. @The Alarmist

    the Rand report reads like a high-school term paper

    The Rand report on using Ukraine to topple Russia reads authentic, and it is logical action from the Jewish supremacist standpoint, and like the Protocols (another supposed forgery) is exactly what is happening. And the motivation to discredit the Rand report is the same, to dissuade the intelligensia that Jews are behind the wars, the Jews are running the show behind the scenes, that Jews are the ones starting the wars because it is in their interest.

    #TheJimmyDoreShow
    Ukraine War Planned YEARS AGO Documents Reveal

  210. Richard B says:
    @Old Brown Fool

    Interesting comments. Thanks!

    Regarding Africa: Isn’t that already pretty much under Chinese control?
    Certainly much of Latin America is.
    You seem to be more knowledgeable on the subject than myself.
    So perhaps you have a better answer.
    In any event, again, interesting comments.

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  211. Richard B says:
    @Emslander

    Our Affirmative Action society has now put in all positions of governance people who cannot and will not understand intelligent communications from the traditional cultures.

    Bingo! Spot on!

    It’s the first comment I’ve read here that makes a connection, albeit indirectly, between foreign (and economic) policy to domestic policy (through your mention of Affirmative Action, etc).

    Obviously, since US foreign, domestic, and economic policies are run by the same hostile elite, they are all connected. So they’ll all go down together. Well, maybe not exactly together. But certainly in close succession. Kind of like what they did with the three buildings in NYC on September 11th, 2001. Except this time it’ll be done to them. Or, rather, they will be doing it to themselves. Either way, however one wants to put it, it’s going to happen. In fact, it’s already happening.

    From the article:

    “World history since the 1960s has been one long succession of US aggression, over-reach and ghastly foreign policy errors which blow up in Uncle Sam’s face. There’s no reason for this to turn out any different.”

    My immediate response to the above is that the same can be said of US domestic policy. This is why I liked your comment so much. Because your comment, my response to NG’s comment, and NG’s comment itself are in a sense all convergent, as are a number of other comments here. And I don’t mean this in a We Are The World sense. Not at all. So then in what sense do I mean it?

    It might sound completely off topic, but I think a moment’s reflection will show that in fact it isn’t. But the phenomenon of cultural convergence is at play here. That’s when people unknown to each other start to have a similar, even identical response to something of great importance, even though they may be in opposition to each other on other matters. In fact, that they may very well be in opposition on other matters makes their convergence that much more powerful.

    In short, it’s more than a simple consensus. It’s something a bit more profound and, for that reason, a lot longer lasting.

    In any event, I think we’re going to see a lot of convergence of opinion in regard to the hostile elite that has been running and ruining the West since, well since longer than the 60’s (though if one wants to start the timeline there, fair enough).

    This doesn’t mean that everything else is going to fall into place and that all will live happily ever after. Far from it.

    It simply could mean that moving forward we will perhaps have a better idea of what not to do and who not to have anything to do with. That is to say, anyone from the hostile elite (which, of course, would include their paid proxies and useful idiots, such as the Supreme Court AA hire you mentioned).

    More importantly, it could also mean that those the elite have successfully silenced over the years will start saying No, to things in which anything but Yes would have been unimaginable. It very well may be. Stranger things have happened in history.

  212. Wokechoke says:
    @Avery

    Depraved is the right word…

    • Agree: dogbumbreath
  213. Wokechoke says:
    @c matt

    One thing to test is the basic age “Reading Age” a text is written in. Tells you how smart the writer was.

    The NYT is designed to be written by/for 12 year olds btw. The Sun is age 8.

    The lower the Reading age the more professional the editor can by in certain respects. Sun editors are skilful.

  214. Wokechoke says:
    @Wade Hampton

    I don’t think poor people will hesitate to assassinate leadership now. The Dugina bombing shows how easy it is.

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  215. @Yukon Jack

    U.S. Justice Dept. Forming Unit to Counter Domestic Terrorism.

    WASHINGTON, Jan 11, 2022 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is creating a new unit to counter domestic terrorism following the 2021 U.S. Capitol attack, a senior official said on Tuesday, as it faces a growing threat from white supremacists and anti-government activists.

    Source: https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-justice-department-forming-unit-counter-domestic-terrorism-2022-01-11/

    Agree, thanks.

    As a European-American, the (((U.S. DOJ))) has placed a target on my back.

    Recent empirical factors, as well as intuitive senses, indicate that danger to my person has now increased, by at least an order of magnitude.

    No problem though, that is for an individual, who’s always existed with a death-wish.

    If you know the (((enemy))) and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

    ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War.

  216. anonymous[350] • Disclaimer says:

    The funny thing is that American whites would actually benefit from a collapse of ZOG. You meet so many, especially at sporting events, and the drunk fatards (spelling intentional) burp and fart and chant “USA! USA! USA!” and simply cannot figure out that it is not their country any longer and that “their country” has them targeted for elimination. If ZOG fell, you might see smaller government, greater religious freedom, greater security for the First and Second Amendments, and you might be able to congregate in public and peacefully protest without fear of being thrown in jail by a Jewpartment of Justice “prosecutor” and a jewjudge. The collapse of ZOG might well mean an end to speech codes (particularly those that insulate jews from criticism) on college campuses, and an end to gender mutilation and LGTBQ assaults on heterosexuals – especially white, male heterosexuals. You might even be able to criticize apartheid Israel or call out the jews for espionage, theft, and state-sponsored murder. You might get to see white men hired again for key government posts, and hate crime legislation used to protect whites (or you could scrap it entirely). You might even end up being more respected and liked in the world. But my guess is that, knowing how ineffably stupid most Americans are, they will want to go down with the ship because, dammit, we’re Number 1! We’re Number 1! We’re Number 1! The collapse of ZOG means a better world for everyone, even tens and tens of millions of European White Americans. Pray they figure it out in time. Any regime that tells you that you cannot criticize certain groups is an authoritarian and illegitimate regime.

  217. @Old Brown Fool

    Oops, the fork of the Yamal-Europe pipeline that goes to Austria vs. Slovakia travels through extreme western Ukraine.

  218. @Vidi

    TWBT is a dumb racist pignoramus. Between the lines and lies you can smell its FEAR-a delicious scent redolent of week old faeces soaked into a urine drenched nappy.

  219. @dogbumbreath

    In Nature, a too great population does NOT magically reach equilibrium. It generally overshoots, then crashes to a very low level, our fate, but because we have added nukes and ubiquitous pollution, our crash will be far greater and probably final. The rest is libertarian cornutopianism. Sci-fi at best.

  220. @Bert

    Capitalism and monotheistic patriarchal religion put the psychopaths in control. It always had to end as it is.

  221. @Richard B

    Chinese control is so far non-military; and it is questionable whether Chinese military can land in Africa and take over. And when the push comes to shove, Americans will not hesitate to push Chinese out, if necessary by force (offering a caucus belli to the Chinese; if the Chinese respond, there will be a WWIII; if they don’t, they lose their African investments). Of course there will be facade organisations, put up by Americans, of Africans fighting against Chinese imperialism…

    China control is complete only over a couple of countries. And they rely on the local leaders and musclemen to protect their investments. Central Africa is still not under the effective control of anybody. So, all is not lost for the American empire. They can still steal and sell African resources for another 20 years.

  222. Steve7u7 says:
    @bob sykes

    The Sort of immigrants who can’t speak English properly would never make it to Rand. Moreover Rand is it nonpartisan think tank that makes a lot if not most of its money from the federal government. I would never ever dare to explicitly support one American political party over another. But that’s what this report did.

  223. G wiltek says:
    @dogbumbreath

    Talking about broken English? Klaus Schwab speaks German. And grotesquely accented English.

  224. @Old Brown Fool

    China control is complete only over a couple of countries.

    Which countries are these?

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  225. @anonymous

    The quote attributed to Voltaire is still the best:

    “To know who controls you, think only of those you dare not criticize”.

    This is the putrid central reality of the west: from the Holohoax emerges the tribe you dare not criticize.

  226. @Obsequious

    Namibia, Zimbabwe and may be one more.

  227. @anonymous

    The collapse of ZOG might well mean an end to speech codes (particularly those that insulate jews from criticism) on college campuses, and an end to gender mutilation and LGTBQ assaults on heterosexuals – especially white, male heterosexuals

    Do tell exactly how adding Ukraine to Russia and subjecting the people to Putin’s rule would change anything on college campuses or in the liberal media.

    Tell us exactly without going into unhinged rants about deep state and Jews.

    I want specific cause and effect based explanations.

    Especially in the context of Russia being the main supplier of oil and diamonds for Israel.

    Go ahead.

    • Replies: @JuniorJohnsons
  228. @godzilla

    The Elders, twelve of them, one from each tribe including tribes considered to be defunct and non-grata by the Pharisees, meet once every hundred years, at midnight, with Satan as chairman, in the Jewish Cemetery of Prague

    Sounds like a scream. Do you happen to have any further information on this soiree ? Names ? Records ? Dare I say it, photos…? To save me having to hunt down a copy of an obscure 154-year-old novel ?

  229. @mulga mumblebrain

    But… err… it’s just the WHITES who need to stop breeding… right ? You know… The SAME Whites whose birthrates have been in freefall for 50 years ? Yeah, right.

    Don’t waste your time here, friend. Go spread the all-important drought / starvation gospel to the West Africans, the Nigerians, the Ugandans, and the (Black) South Africans, whose inhabitants are out-breeding Whites by an impressive factor every day of the year.

    Ohh… and the Islamic world, of course – from Mauritania to Indonesia, and Uzbekistan to Tanzania. Especially the Islamic world.

    Good luck with that.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  230. @nclaughlin

    Point taken.

    But I think you should probably be a little more careful, and… Precise… about exactly who you mean by ((( We )))… ((( we )))… and ((( we ))).

    Or do you actually NOT know ? I can assure you that most of us do.

  231. @JJenkins

    LOL

    I saw what you did there.

  232. @Wokechoke

    Assassination of “leadership” ?

    Yes, that’s great ! I can’t wait to see the corpses of Blinken, Nuland, Kagan, Wolfowitz, Feith, Perle and a couple of hundred other Zionist neo-con filth “leaders” who’ve made every foreign policy decision for the past 50 years being pecked by somewhat different vultures on the White House lawns. It might send a very welcome and long-overdue message to the rest to pack their carpet-bags and fuck off back to that “shitty little country” in the middle east for ever.

  233. @Dave Bowman

    But… err… it’s just the WHITES who need to stop breeding… right ? You know… The SAME Whites whose birthrates have been in freefall for 50 years ? Yeah, right.

    Liberals maintain an unspoken belief that we can’t expect third worlders to slow their birth rates.

    The solution is for Whites to have even fewer children. I was flat out told in college by my leftist professor that the “educated” (code word Whites) should not have children if possible or MAYBE 1-2 if they can’t adopt. But try to adopt first!

    Of course they will also tell us that we need to import more third worlders because there aren’t enough workers.

    GOOD THING THE THIRD WORLDERS ARE STILL HAVING KIDS

    DERP

  234. @Old Brown Fool

    China control is complete only over a couple of countries. And they rely on the local leaders and musclemen to protect their investments. Central Africa is still not under the effective control of anybody.

    There is a pretty hilarious video on youtube for anyone that thinks China is controlling Africa. It’s the source of the “it’s all so tiresome” meme.
    https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/its-all-so-tiresome

    I know exactly how you feel Lao Yang.

    No one is controlling Africa and anyone is free to try and make a buck there. Good luck.

    • Replies: @turtle
    , @Old Brown Fool
  235. turtle says:
    @John Johnson

    No one is controlling Africa and anyone is free to try and make a buck there.

    Indeed. However, the cotton is generally picked by machine these days, once it has been defoliated, usually by a very loud radial engine biplane spraying defoliant.

  236. @Old Brown Fool

    The Chinese have NO intention of ‘controlling’ anyone. You are simply projecting Western practise onto others. For example, China wishes to have amicable relations with Pacific States, and makes NO demands over who else these States may be friendly with. The USA and its lickespittle, Austfailia, will have NONE of that. These island States MUST be loyal to the Gods in Thanatopolis DC alone, and have nothing to do with the Chinese-or else, of course.

    • Agree: Gary Sudder
    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  237. @That Would Be Telling

    Race-haters are usually stupid and pig ignorant, but this is a monster class in vicious imbecility, racist self-delusion and sheer swinish ignorance. A know-nothing pretending to be a know-it-all. Murdoch must have a niche somewhere for you-give him a ring.

    • Agree: JR Foley
  238. @mulga mumblebrain

    My point is not about Chinese control; the original argument is that America can still capture the mineral wealth of Africa and sell it for dollars.

    • Replies: @Vidi
  239. @John Johnson

    Please go through the chain of posts again. All I said was, America will be tempted to capture the African mineral wealth, and sell it for dollars, just like it is doing with Iraqi, Syrian and Libyan oil.

  240. mike99588 says:
    @Vidi

    Multiple pipelines, which the Russians have, both with NS1 and NS2, **and** the other pipeline routes provide lots of basic physical redundancy.

    Trump’s statement on Russian depedendency could be politely interpreted as a demand for a shift in percentage Russian gas and broader sources and backups.

    Because of the various politics and threats, for sure I always thought the Germans should have 1.25 – 2 years strategic gas storage of any Russian volumes, at least within the EU (old gas fields), like Japan’s oil storage before WWII.

  241. @John Johnson

    Daddy, if a humiliating defeat of the Zelensky government showcases US weakness amidst a global search for an alternative energy payments system, and your Etrade portfolio becomes worthless and I can’t afford to go to uni, will I still need to get vaxxed? Because I really really want to get vaxxed.

  242. Vidi says:
    @Old Brown Fool

    My point is not about Chinese control; the original argument is that America can still capture the mineral wealth of Africa and sell it for dollars.

    How can the US “capture the mineral wealth of Africa”? By controlling the continent militarily, just as it is now controlling Afghanistan? Without military dominance to force the Africans to obey like slaves, the US cannot rape the continent as it did; China offers better deals.

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  243. @Vidi

    Exactly, through military dominance. How else is it stealing Iraqi, Syrian and Libyan oil? Worse, now most of the profits don’t even flow into the coffers, but to the pockets of the oligarchs and their pet politicians. Now it is even better; the US Government need not institute draft; it has private military contractors who recruit “soldiers of fortune” from all over the world. History has shown us Africa can be militarily occupied. Worse, nowadays people don’t even care when America or its “allies” occupy an African country. France occupied a sovereign African country sometime ago, and no one cared. So, America still can loot African mineral wealth. I don’t think China will directly challenge America in Africa for one more decade. China will have enough military power to oppose America in Africa only after it occupies Taiwan.

    • Replies: @Vidi
  244. Vidi says:
    @Old Brown Fool

    Exactly, through military dominance. How else is it stealing Iraqi, Syrian and Libyan oil? Worse, now most of the profits don’t even flow into the coffers, but to the pockets of the oligarchs and their pet politicians. Now it is even better; the US Government need not institute draft; it has private military contractors who recruit “soldiers of fortune” from all over the world. History has shown us Africa can be militarily occupied. Worse, nowadays people don’t even care when America or its “allies” occupy an African country. France occupied a sovereign African country sometime ago, and no one cared. So, America still can loot African mineral wealth. I don’t think China will directly challenge America in Africa for one more decade. China will have enough military power to oppose America in Africa only after it occupies Taiwan.

    Africa is far larger than Iraq, Syria, AND Libya combined. Thus dominating the continent militarily will be extremely expensive, probably not worth it for the US; mercenaries (aka “private military contractors”) are unlikely to help, as they are even more expensive than the normal military. The US can’t rape much of Africa for much longer — not when China offers an alternative.

  245. lloyd says: • Website

    Gas and Germany does have a certain connotation. But it seems no professional commentator dares to bring it up. Don’t mention the war. But we should recall that story is still enforced by severe criminal law in most of Europe. Tribalists never forget or doubt their stories.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  246. lloyd says: • Website
    @Franz

    The peoples of the British Empire were taught impeccable English, through strict application of grammar. The Peter Sellers’ Indian accent joke was about over educated English in Indian sing song. When English began being taught as a global language from the 1970s, it was taught in the fashionable linguist method. That is you learn via communication. The upside there was a global language in a decade or so. The downside atrocious grammar in even the most English educated. With many that is disguised until they write English as noted in this Rand report. The mainland Chinese leadership has worked that out. Schools there now teach English grammar classes.

  247. @Dave Bowman

    Sounds like every cable-pay-tv service in every White-run (but foreign-owned) hotel chain in every city from London to Istanbul.

    The difference is in Germany it is not a voluntary choice to have one. You have to have it whether you like it or not, and you have to pay for it ($30 per month). That is the law.

    And we all know who’s responsible for that particular “family-friendly” feature, don’t we?

    If you mean Jews their influence on the German internal politics is non-existant. Germans are depraved on their own. They are about to open the first LGBT kindergarten in Berlin next week.

    As for Jews as far as I know in Israel pornography is banned from TV and they have an option of clean internet package where it is blocked on the provider level. Safe internet for children.

    Stop blaming Jews for your own deficiencies.

    • Troll: Lurker
    • Replies: @Scorn
  248. @lloyd

    The ‘logic’ of Talmudism is that the goyim represent an eternal threat to the Jews, and are always plotting against the Jews. It is pure, unadulterated, projection, of course, but is does have one possible, ghastly, outcome.

  249. @Ken Meyercord

    Another blow the Russians might inflict in response to the destruction of the Nordstream pipelines–and now the Kerch bridge attack–is to sabotage are space program. I believe such was done during a tense time between the US and Russia over the annexation of the Crimea (see https://kiaskblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/29/war-with-russia-cold-or-hot/ ). If we fail to launch the Artemis moon shot or another unmanned Blue Origin or Spacex rocket explodes, I’ll believe the Russians were responsible (probably through a Directed Energy Weapon).

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  250. @Ken Meyercord

    I suppose so, but for a response by Putin to be effective it has to be clear enough the Russians did it, with I think enough plausible deniability.

    Artemis failing will be hard to distinguish from NASA’s gross incompetence that lead them to this point, they’re just rearranging Space Shuttle technology and literally recycling for the first few launches SRB segments and SSMEs. Blue Origin … they’ve never put anything to orbit, it’s not clear they’re fundamentally interesting, the only thing really important they’re doing is in theory making the BE-4 methalox engine for ULA, who I expect to be a very picky customer since they don’t want to ruin their current perfect launch record.

    Attacking SpaceX would indeed be a blow, but one that would turn many people in the US sympathetic to Russia, others who I postulate want the war to end, etc. fully against Russia. There’s got to be much better targets, not to mention more deniable methods than using a Directed Energy Weapon (DEW).

  251. Wander says:

    In regards to weapon shipments to Ukraine, might they not be going to the fake war between ZOG nations, but instead are really being redistributed to the woke Zionist countries and paramilitaries to use against sovereign peoples in the final stage of the “great reset?”

  252. LJ says:
    @Cook

    Have you ever thought China might of blown up the pipeline?

    Sun Tze would suggest such a tactic.

    Here’s the problem with that thought, the JWO Zios that are pulling the strings here in the US, are quite literally Satanists. I.e., their god is the prince of destruction, death, and sacrifice, with no sacrifice to their father the devil being too small.

    They will never accept defeat, much less graciously. Think 2008, where for the sake of humanity the “Too Big to Fail” should have failed. If it had, we wouldn’t have gone thru what we just went thru.

    Their backs are against the wall in this War. The very few at the top have built for themselves some very incredible “doomsday bunkers.”

    In short, they will stop at nothing to defeat anything even remotely associated with God and Christ. Hence “antichrist.”

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  253. Scorn says:
    @Here Be Dragon

    The Israeli military flooded Palestinian TV channels with porn in 2002 after capturing 3 TV stations in Ramallah during the attack on the town. This while Palestinian children couldn’t leave their houses.

  254. @LJ

    What you say is true, but by no means rules out the CCP bombing the pipelines. For that matter, it is also Satanically evil.

    A better argument is that it’s not at all in the CCP’s interest to trash and deindustrialize Western and probably Central Europe, they need it as both as part of their supply chain, for example there’s a good chance some or all of the thirty plus billion ball point pin bearings they annually import come from Germany.

    And their narrow economy is very export focused, ruining the purchasing power of such a huge part of their external market is also very much not in their interest. The natural gas mess has also made nitrogen fertilizer very expensive and they import a lot of food, also of course use it on their own farms. Europe is now also willing to pay lot more for LNG which they also need, including for their own nitrogen fixing. Also can’t be good for their Belt and Road Initiative.

    All in all the not really a special military operation any more is bad for business, and I think we can see that reflected in their stated ambivalence towards it. I expect them to stick with Russia, but that’s very different from hoping it all ends and things start moving back to normal.

  255. @Here Be Dragon

    What do you expect from another vassal- occupied US puppet? Degenerate and debased.

  256. Truthor says:

    Well, it appears Germany has investigated the Nordstream explosions and guess what:

    WSJ: Russia Blasted Nord Streams Remotely
    https://charter97.org/en/news/2022/10/18/520407/

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