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Palanca: (The Moldova/Ukraine Border.)

The tiny and peaceful nation of Moldova will soon be dragged into the Ukraine/Russia war. Historical and current geopolitical reasons are in play and being applied against Russia’s widening eastern front moving westwards. However, it is the southern Ukrainian region from Odessa to the Moldovan Transnistria that may trigger an escalation towards World War.

The Ukrainian Army (AFU) currently fighting the combined militaries of the Russian Armed Forces (RAF), the Donetsk and Luhansk Peoples Republic armies (DPR and LPR) and the Donbas militias are for the moment quite busy in the northern east. However, with Mariupol now firmly under Russian control and the southern front at Mykolayiv and Kherson certainly in contention, the eyes of this war will soon migrate south a mere one hundred miles towards Moldova.

Other than peace, Russia and Ukraine/NATO have no choice about this unfolding strategic tragedy.

But, there are more than these three obvious players in this war. Also important is the additional triumvirate of Moldova, its disputed region of Transnistria and also Romania that will soon combine within this regional cauldron.

Driving randomly north from Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, along the narrow farm roads, it is finally springtime. The roaming fields have just been tilled and planted and slope down very gradually and continually towards Transnistria. This is a long thin strip of land that follows the Dniestria River along the Ukrainian border before petering out into a shallow and miles wide river valley that runs all the way into the huge 40 KM long bay that has its entrance at the Zatoka railway bridge on the Black Sea coast. This Transnistria region is peculiar since Moldova claims title to it, but the 400,000 people there are culturally and ethnically more aligned with Russia and fought a war against Moldova in 1992 to prove their point.

Russia has carried out military drills in this region as recently as February 2 this year. The pretence is that a Russian presence is essential to protect their citizens in the area and keep the peace between Moldovans and Transnistrians.

As of this week, that pretence is over.

Transnistria: The Romanian Connection.

To understand the new breadth of this war it is important to review the history of the territorial claims and seizures regarding tiny Moldova and its surrounds. Moldova is a territory historically claimed by Romania until Russian Imperial and Soviet control began from 1812 to 1991. Transnistria means “beyond the Dniester,” the natural river border dividing Moldova and part of north-eastern Romania from Ukraine.

Transnistria remained under Soviet control in between both World Wars. Just before Gorbachev divested the soviet union Transnistria as a region tried to secede from Moldova due to Romanian nationalists suddenly coming to power in the capital of Chisinau. This rightly concerned the region’s many Slavic people who feared for their ongoing rights, identity, and safety. The animosity of the Moldovan south against the Russian ethnicity north is similar here to the east-west halves of Ukraine currently. The brief war of 1992 that resulted has never officially concluded. Instead, a Russian inspired truce resulted combined with the introduction of 500 Russian peacekeepers.

The term “Transnistria” was first coined in 1989 by Leonida Lari as part of an election slogan for the political party Popular Front of Moldova. Transnistria’s origin, however, can be traced further back to the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic which was formed in 1924 as part of the Ukrainian SSR. However, during World War II, the Soviet Union took parts of the Moldavian ASSR and also a piece of the Kingdom of Romania‘s Bessarabia. Beginning in 1940 this combination became known as the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Romania was not pleased.

In 1941, after Axis forces that included Romania invaded the Soviet Union and the German army defeated the Soviet troops there and occupied it. Suddenly, Romania controlled the entire area between the Dniester and Southern Bug rivers, including the coastal city of Odessa which was declared the capital. This enlarged version of Transnistria became home to nearly 200,000 Romanian-speaking residents as the Romanian administration of Transnistria attempted to stabilise the situation in the area under a process of Romanianization.

During this Romanian occupation of 1941–44, an estimated 150,000 to 250,000 Ukrainian and Romanian Jews were deported to Transnistria. Reportedly, the majority were either executed or died from other causes in the ghettos and concentration camps of this Romanian nation-state.

As WW II wound down the Red Army advanced into the area again in 1944. Soviet authorities executed, exiled or imprisoned hundreds of the Romanian inhabitants of the Moldavian SSR for their crimes against the ethnic Russians or their collaboration with the Romanian occupiers.

As a precursor to formally establishing Transnistria, the Yedinstvo (Unity) Movement, was established by the Slavic population of Moldova to attempt equal status for both Russians and Moldovans. Transnistria’s ethnic and linguistic composition differs significantly from most of the rest of Moldova. The share of ethnic Russians and Ukrainians is especially high and a majority of the population. Many Moldovans beyond Transnistria still speak Russian as a mother tongue.

Violence suddenly escalated in October 1990 when the Moldovan Popular Front called for volunteers to form armed militias to stop an autonomy referendum in Gagauzia. This other sub-region of Moldova had and has an even higher share of ethnic Russian and Ukrainian minorities.

In response to Moldova, volunteer militias were formed in Transnistria. Already, in April 1990, Moldovan nationalist mobs had attacked ethnic Russian members of parliament, while the Moldovan police refused to intervene or restore order.

Isolated skirmishes escalated to war beginning on 2 March 1992 as a concerted military action began between Moldova and Transnistria. The fighting intensified throughout that spring until the former Soviet 14th Guards Army entered the conflict. Reportedly these troops opened fire against Moldovan forces killing more than 700.

Since then, the resulting pervasive truce with Moldova has prevailed. Chisinau exercises little effective control or influence on the Transnistrian authorities. The ceasefire agreement, signed on 21 July 1992, has been held to the present day.

The ceasefire agreement called for a three-party (Russia, Moldova, Transnistria) Joint Control Commission to oversee the security arrangements in the Transnistrian demilitarised zone.

As a result, Transnistria is an unrecognised independent presidential republic with its own government, parliament, military, police, postal system, currency, and vehicle registration. It has created its constitution, flag, national anthem, and coat of arms. Most Transnistrians have Moldovan citizenship, but many also have Russian, Romanian, or Ukrainian citizenship.

This status quo, although beneficial to peace left out the Romanians who had other opinions of the Commission after being sent backwards in history once again.

A New War Priority Begins.

Moldova, with a standing army of barely 5000 has so far acquiesced to this Transnistrian reality over the past thirty years; a reality which is re-enforced by the 500 Russian peacekeepers stationed here in the village of Cobasna.

Also helping keep the peace are an additional 1000 Russian troops guarding the largest weapons dump in eastern Europe and its 22,000 tons of munitions.

The Russian military has the men and materiel to fend off the opening stages of any coming conflict here. However, when war does begin near Odessa the base located in Cobansa, Transnistria will certainly need additional support quickly. Here lies the first important conflict.

Moldova is landlocked. For Russia to provide support to Cobansa it would have to either fly across restricted and likely defended air space or provide a ground attack that can open a military corridor from a beachhead of the black sea to Transnistria. This is some thirty miles inland.

Russia will have no other choices, however, since the base is far too important and, further, allowing those munitions into western hands would be a game-changer within this region.

So far, to the north, Russia has, since abandoning Kyiv, stayed true to its declared goals of freeing the Donbas, Luhansk and Donetsk from the indiscriminate AFU terror and Nazi influence of the past seven years. By creating a buffer zone which Russia continues to expand due west each day more territorial freedom is growing for eastern Ukraine citizens. Many small and relatively unaffected towns are opening and shops and businesses are preparing to return to normal within this buffer zone. It seems likely that once this buffer zone is adequate to prevent artillery shelling of the major cities and towns Russia will no longer continue to advance into additional territory. The eventual north/south line of demarcation across Ukraine remains open to speculation but must consider the Dniester, Dnieper and Bug rivers boundaries.

It is vitally important to understand that Russia’s expanding eastern buffer zone is only part of Russia’s military obligation for a complete coastal Ukrainian blockade. This cannot be completed without two other goals being achieved first. One, Russia’s bringing the remaining southern coastal of the Odessa region under its control at least up to the Zatoka bridge. Two: maintaining military control of the southern east-west front lines along the border of Transnistria all the way to Romania.

Chisinau, which is 120 KM further south must stay neutral since it will be of little consequence, nor opposition. But, so far it has not. This bodes horribly for this wonderful and little known country.

If successful, these final Russian bricks in the wall here will effectively and strategically land lock Ukraine completely from access to all of the Black Sea and any point eastwards. With Odessa under control and Transnistria as the new southern Russian front, Ukraine will be without a seaport and utterly beholden to Russia for all pre or post-war eastbound exports or westbound imports via road, air or sea. Particularly those of the military kind.

Reciprocally, for the same reasons, Ukraine will have no choice but to fight tooth and nail for its control of the same territory. This, of course, assumes that the AFU still has by then sufficient forces remaining to fight or enough spare uniforms to clothe the many incoming NATO forces.

Reports of NATO mercenaries already working within Ukraine show that US/NATO is already in Transnistria and preparing for this certain advent. Canada has reportedly sent mercenaries via Moldova who enter Ukraine via the two border crossings. The border crossing at Palanca is on the same road to Odessa, just 30 miles away, but first crossing Transnistria is essential. It is likely I have met four of these mercenaries. I have seen and talked to them. They are very bad liars.

In the lobby of my hotel in Chisinau, I meet “aid worker,” David. He has attracted my attention due to wearing his large unmarked all-black day pack indoors, no other luggage, military issue boots, cargo pants, hair high and razor tight and a rental car at his disposal.

This is far from the image of any of the aid workers I have been around lately. And rental cars, as I would find out, cannot normally cross the border into Ukraine.

David, a Canadian, tells me his story about working for a UNHRC group “Relief Canada,” based out of the Canadian embassy here in Chisinau. I make a call to the Canadian Embassy. I am Canadian. Feigning that I am also with this aid group and in need of assistance to get to the Embassy, a phone operator puts me on hold only to come back on several minutes later, confused and asking me to qualify what Aid agency I am referring to. Several more minutes later, she informs me that despite asking her colleagues Relief Canada is not represented by the Canadian Embassy.

I make a habit of doing some work each day as near to the hotel lobby as possible in each hotel I am stuck in. It has often bared much fruit as was shown in Part Two and Part Three of this series. The following day I speak with two more suspects while they check-in together and then once more before I leave for Transnistria. Interestingly, all three are sporting the same kit and offered MO as David. I asked them. Just one day at the hotel and then off to Odessa to help, they all said.

So, it was time to take a look at the border at Palanca by way of Transnistria.

Moldova: Westward to Destruction.

Moldova is mostly rich farmland and I have quickly learned to love this country, its friendly rural people and the lovely architecture of Chisinau. Travel guides provide warnings of poverty and crime, yet this seems nothing more than propaganda intended to restrict tourism reveue and to help drive Moldova into the arms of the west. Unlike Warsaw, Budapest and Bucharest, I see no signs of abject poverty, drug addicts lounging in their own filth, trash on the streets or an ageing infrastructure of trains, roads, or bridges. Quite the opposite. The people of Chisinau and their children all dress nicely, and with style. There is a neatness to Moldova that I do not see normally in EU capitals. When engaged the people I meet speak knowledgeably about their recently elected President and why she has increased the possibility of war.

In the Transnistria farmlands, the small centuries-old hamlets are modest, but spotlessly clean and life moves at a slow farmer’s pace. The people dress traditionally and are amiable about my lack of Russian as they go about their day.

There is no defined border for Transnistria. As I follow the roads more or less north through the unofficial capital of Tiraspol I notice a strange blood-red flag with a single Kelly green horizontal stripe flying in the wind up ahead. Interestingly, it incorporates a Hammer and Sickle in the upper corner. This symbol was previously relegated to the Soviet Union of long ago and today Transnistria is the only remaining country in the world to fly the Hammer and Sickle. I have arrived.

Along the way, at virtually every vista it is easy to look far out to the north over the green miles wide Dniestria River valley and into the light haze on the far bank that equally rises slowly towards Ukraine and Odessa; the river now a trickle of its former self and seemingly inconsequential in the foreground.

The Moldovans I speak with do not want war. Unlike Viktor Orban of Hungary who defeated his collective western-backed presidential opposition three weeks ago while benefiting in part from his announcement not to allow NATO movement via Hungary, when examining the first fifteen months of the newly elected Moldovan president Maia Sandu it seems that NATO terror will soon cross north over the Dniestria from Moldova.

The 2020 election saw Moldova shift politically to the west. Sandu, a trendy young female candidate provided all the usual EU talking points of increased exports, economic growth, and promised rapid prosperity.

Igor Dodon launched his campaign on 2 October 2020 but ran a lacklustre campaign for president as the incumbent. Although he visited over two hundred townships and spoke to some 45,000 Moldovans, he strangely announced that he was not going to make use of billboards and that he would not take part in any debates. Dodon was regarded as the most pro-Russian candidate on the ballot and advocated for legislation to maintain the Russian language, make studying Russian compulsory in schools, strengthen the strategic partnership with Russia, preserve Moldova’s territorial sovereignty, strengthen the social security system and promote Christian and family values.

On the same day, Sandu officially launched her campaign but during that time made only two speeches; one in Romanian and one in Russian. She promised to fight corruption and poverty, reform the criminal justice system, reduce unemployment, raise the minimum pension and build closer ties with the European Union. Sandu’s campaign accused Dodon, of deliberately hindering criminal justice system reform and poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Much like the French election, with Dodon and Sandu the finalists on November 1, on Nov. 15 Maia Sandu won the second round of the presidential elections in Moldova with 57% of the vote. The 55% election participation was the highest election turnout since 2010. However, voting patterns illustrated internal political fractures. Sandu enjoyed the support of young people and inhabitants of big cities, as well as the diaspora abroad (of which 93% voted for her), tipping the scales in her favour. Dodon, as expected, obtained votes from the rural areas and the pro-Russian regions Transnistria and Gagauzia.

Regardless, Sandu recently launched an opening western political salvo in the exact direction of Transnistria.

On April 7, Moldova adopted the Code on Audiovisual Media Services that provides for a ban on the broadcast of programs and films that are produced in countries that have not ratified the European Convention on Transfrontier Television,

That means Russia.

Next, on April 14, additions were approved to the Code of Offences, which introduced fines or forced labour for the use of attributes or symbols of “military aggression.” These include “coloured flags and ribbons, symbols, badges and other similar signs.” This is a sly reference to the “black and orange two-colour ribbon”, called the Georgievskaya, or St. George Ribbon.

That means Transnistria.

These prohibitions as expected caused a wide division between both Moldova, Transnistria and Russia. This would amount to revisionist history regarding Soviet films about the Great Patriotic War and the award and display of the much-prized St. George ribbon. Both are historical and important symbols for all who honour that memory every Victory Day, May 9 and the Great Victory over those other Nazis of a supposedly bygone era.

Moldova and Russia have good reason to remember well the pre-election lie of Sandu promising to preserve the right to celebrate May 9. During the Great Patriotic War, 650 thousand inhabitants of Moldova died. 400,000 fought in the red army. 250,000 Moldovan soldiers, officers and partisans were awarded for their courage Soviet medals like the black and orange, St. George.

Under Dodon officially promoting the Russian language in Moldovan schools was gaining ground in parliament, but to date, Sandu has closed many Russian speaking schools citing a lack of students. This is a self-serving rationale since in the rural widespread farmlands of Transnistria the very small villages have very small populations and few school children and have for so many generations.

All this, of course, affects the parliamentary atmosphere of Russian-Moldovan relations.

In economic relations, Sandu has also moved quickly in a scripted EU fashion. Moldova’s GDP is the equivalent of just USD11.91 Billion with an annual budget of just north of USD 3 billion. Last week, the EC announced that the EU would provide a macro-financial assistance operation of €150 million in the form of loans and grants. Said the EC in a statement,

“The assistance shall contribute to strengthening Moldova’s resilience in the current geopolitical context, and covering Moldova’s balance of payments needs as identified in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme.”

Of course, this statement is a declaration of war on Moldova by a different means. It is also an acknowledgement that the EC is satisfied with Sandu’s progress to date.

I fear for Moldova. This is a country that could easily divorce itself from the madness of NATO’s continuation of war and help bring it to a stop. But as is routine for the faux-nationalist leaders of western nations, Moldova in Sandu’s hands is now, like Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania, available to NATO and the EU for the plundering. Moldova’s president will be singularly to blame if this passive region and quiet way of agrarian life sees war once again. A war it cannot defend nor prosecute and for which neutrality is the only peaceful option.

With Moldova politics equally split within the parliament, Russia v. the West, it may be a new Moldovan civil war that Sandu will first have to contend with while the realities of a much greater war to the north ever creep daily towards Moldova.

What a Difference a Week Makes.

As I stand on the Moldova/Ukraine border in Palanca I am surprised to learn that I can still cross over the border. So I drive through the first border check. Due to my lack of Russian, I next discover that rental cars lack Ukrainian insurance and I am turned back without too much of an incident. Being portable, I park the car, grab my backpack and walk toward the same security guards who now know me well. I’m determined to get to Odessa. It’s that close.

Three checkpoints of ID and passport and additional questions instead of being frisked and I am in, walking again into Ukraine. As I sit with my gear on the road just beyond the checkpoint hoping for a ride at this point in the afternoon, I consider carefully my days in Chisinau. The wines, magnificent, the inexpensive restaurants equal to the task. The clean streets encircling huge buildings of subtlety in architecture that all pay homage to the Christian, the Russian, the Slavic and the Ottoman in their many obvious influences. The beautiful women. The panoramic springtime colours and the view from the hills of Chisinau looking out to the Black Sea and the north.

I came here to Moldova due to my darkest fears, those realized over forty years roaming the countries of the world and always witnessing the incremental horrors of, as Chalmers Johnson coined it perfectly, “The Sorrows of Empire.” My indictment of these many sorrows is long and attested to by much of my work. But, to envisage Chisinau going the way of Kyiv into ruin is an image that brings shivers and anger to my soul and my fists.

No. No. Not this time!

As I began this update from Chisinau I had hoped not to hear the banging of the war drums to the north. But, my fears are coming true as I write.

Russia recognizes the military realities examined here in the South. This is evidenced by its direct action in taking down a NATO munitions plane on, April 16 near Odessa, then on April 23 targeting AFU supply and support depots in Odessa, and next destroying a portion of the very important Zatoka bridge just south of Odessa that goes directly at Romania. These proactive moves strongly indicate that Russia understands the difficult task just days ahead and is already preparing. The AFU’s biggest problem is that of re-supply and, if Russia continues at the current pace the AFU may literally run out of gas before hand.

Regarding the Ukrainian railway system that was just days ago available to NATO: Russia has taken out virtually all the Ukrainian track switching stations rendering them useless, and, with 1200/1500 locomotives being electric, the power lines as well. As reported by South Front, only 300 diesel locomotives are left but that fuel is under constant attack and the tracks as well. The same article noted that, should NATO try to supply new diesels, they would be of the wrong width for Ukrainian gauge tracks.

If it were only that simple Moldova would be safe. It is not that simple.

Similar to Poland’s ulterior motives shown in Part Two, as South Front reports in an excellent analysis Romania’s historic desire to regain Transnistria is now being shown as it prepares to e nter the war at NATO’s behest after housing and training some 8,000 Polish troops.

Attempting to draw Transnistria into the conflict, two explosions rocked a broadcasting centre in the village of Mayak on April 26, the region’s Interior Ministry claimed. It was reported that no one was hurt, but the two largest antennas, which were transmitting Russian radio stations, were disabled to the ground.

On April 25, the building of the State Security Ministry in the region’s capital, Tiraspol, was shelled with rocket-propelled grenades. No casualties were reported.

The third attack hit a military unit near the village of Parkany. No details on the incident were revealed. Regardless, all these attacks are uncomfortably close to that 22,000 tons of Russian munitions.

As a result, on April 26 President Sandu called an emergency meeting of the Security Council. The decision was been made to introduce the “red” level of terrorist danger in the country for 15 days, which provides the adoption of additional security measures. Although this was all likely an inside job designed to provide Sandu reasons for shifting further west, the immediate decision has called for speculation.

As analysis by South Front evaluated:

“On the one hand, the Russian assault operation in Odessa has not begun yet. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are also yet to gain any significant successes in the Nikolaev region. On the other hand, the Sandu government in Moldova, with the active influence of Romania and Poland, demonstrates that it is ready to consider a military scenario for resolving the Transnistrian issue.”

Many sources have reported the redeployment of large units of the Polish army to Romania for subsequent joint activities and possible military exercises on the territory of Moldova. Russian claims that the Polish Armed Forces started to establish a strike group on the territory of Romania to cross the Ukraine border. The total troops in this manouver is estimated at up to 8,000 servicemen. The article asserts that a combined Polish, Romanian force is planing to enter Moldovan territory under a plausible pretext, such as a humanitarian operation or an official government request.

This week’s attacks have too conveniently given western puppet Sandu reasons for this request to her NATO backers.

If Romanian or Polish troops access Ukraine via Romania, or worse Moldova this will be the first undeniable entry of NATO member into this war made worse by crossing the territory of a non-NATO nation, or as detailed herein, a pro- Russia soviet holdout with a massive 22,000 ton cache of weapons.

More importantly, when considering the destruction of railway supply lines in the past seventy-two hours, NATO will have to bring new deployments by using Romania’s borders. This has the advantage of bringing these troops hundreds of miles closer to the eastern front and keeping them on NATO soil until they cross into Ukraine.

Or Transnistria.

If Polish and Romanian troops cross into Transnistria these NATO factions will suffer certain and massive casualties and their national points of origin will be undeniable. At that juncture two NATO member will have been Russia… and…and…

The media will do the rest.


At the side of the road, Patrice from MSF sits with me and chats while waiting for a ride coming up from Odessa. As expected she tells me that the AFU already owns the streets of Odessa. She confirms checkpoints across the city centre. I don’t fear the Russians. I do fear certain factions of the AFU and I am the bad luck of a google search away from very close scrutiny.

For other good reasons that amount to no more than excuses, I very reluctantly turn my ship around, heading back to Chisinau.

As I wrap up Part Four away from the Transnistria of just days ago I regret this decision to my core. It could not be helped. I must go back, but the door is ever closing at the border, for me, for Russia, for Ukraine and oh, so tragically for Moldova. And peace.

If this war crosses Transnistria, the gorgeous city of Chisinau will be razed like Mariupol. If there exists a hell on this earth it is that image of horror coming too often to my mind as a plausible reality… a nightmare.

Pray for Moldova. Pray for Transnistria. Pray hardest with all you might for Chisinau.

But praying against the disciples of war is a futile exercise. It is time to write…or…?

That image of Chisinau engulfed in the flames of western war again burns in the horrors of my mind as, my heart pulls me by my soul back towards Transnistria.

The choice is simple.

Dedication: To Dr Patricia A. Mahaffey.

“Behind every good man….”

Author’s Note: This concludes Part Four of my series, “Destination Ukraine.” For further insight, please see Part One, “The Ignorance of War,” and Part Two, “Will Poland Go Rogue?” or Part Three, “The lies….and the eyes… of Ukraine.”

About the Author: Brett Redmayne-Titley has spent the last decade travelling and documenting the “Sorrows of Empire.” He has authored over 200 articles all of which have been published and often republished and translated by news agencies worldwide. An archive of his many articles can be found at He can be contacted at live-on-scene ((@))

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  1. It is obvious that Sandu, the little whore for EU Shekels will need to be taken out. Perhaps Russia has some unoccupied Spetsnaz operatives who could do that necessary operation. This is war, after all.

    If the vainglorious Polaks and the sleazy Romanians do cross the border, their assault will be short-lived and it is also quite possible that a host of missiles will be their welcome. If the Romanians behave themselves, perhaps they would be granted the strictly Romanian settled portions of Moldova for their cooperation.

    Thoreau remarked that there is no use hacking at the branches, to get the job done one must grub out the roots. A non-nuclear hypersonic missile targeting the Rottenchild Bank in City of London should be an admonition to the wise.

    Such an impact would shatter the Bank\$ter impunity worldwide. It is the moneychangers and money- mongers, following the Talmudic concepts laid down in Babylon, along with certain allies centered in the Vatican; who are the core of the Evil.

    Removal of the head of the octopus will render the tentacles irrelevant.

  2. It has often bared much fruit

    Oh my Godot! It’s the other kind of bear.
    Do Americans have the right to bare arms, or is it long sleeves only?
    bear, bore, borne ==> has borne fruit

    A few days ago, a friend asked me wtf is Trasnitsia? (sic) I said it was a strip of land on the other side of the River Dniester, between Moldova and Ukraine, but that was all I knew. Thank you for explaining it all so well.

  3. anonymous[260] • Disclaimer says:

    There is a solution in the works, given the eagerness especially of the Poles to expand their territory, by reclaiming some of the land they acquired in the Polish attack on Ukraine that began in 1918. Not only Poland, but also Slovakia, Hungary and Romania can also enlarge from the Russian offer of a partition of Ukraine, reclaiming land that was formerly theirs, after the Russians complete their operation to take Odessa and link with Transnistria:

    No need for excess worry about WW3, given that Hiroshima actually was PROVEN to be a chemical napalm firebombing and not a ‘nuke’; it seems clear that in fact nuclear weapons do not exist, they were fake in 1945 and are still now a hoax by the alleged ‘nuclear nations’.

  4. No surprise that Canada is involved. Since the globalist, communist spy Lester Pearson, Canada has had an unbroken chain of Prime Ministers dedicated to the globalist cause. All of the political parties, with even an outside chance of forming government are (((occupied territory))). While Washington may have been officially opposed to NATO expansion, you can bet its water boy Canada was directed to step up and do the job.

    • Agree: White Noise
  5. this apocalyptic scenario depends on Putin actually doing something substantial

    in response to the ‘Murkan ZOG’s and Zio-NATO’s ceaseless aggressions,

    something beyond Russia’s current bogged down fake and gay mini-war in Ukraine,

    and daily blasts of hot air and empty threats.

    so far, not happening and I doubt that it will,

    if and until Jew-lover Putin is replaced by an actual Russian Nationalist.

  6. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:

    NATO plans to move into west and south-central Ukraine to head off Russia’s advance to Odessa and deny Ukraine a port. The Pentagon/NATO have already gamed it out and fully expect Russia to back down despite all the threats. NATO has planned a big part of the operation for May 9th to add extra humiliation for Russia.

    Russia had a fighter jet shot in Syria down by Turkey and did nothing. Israel shadowed a Russian transport plane to draw Syrian AA fire shooting down the Russian troop transport plane. Russia did nothing. The U.S. moved in to control the Syrian oil fields and Russia backed off.

    So, two things are certain. NATO is moving into Eastern Ukraine and will block Russia from moving west to Odessa. And the Pentagon and NATO know Russia will once again back down.

    Russia loses the war.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @Alfred
    , @Anon
  7. Fr. John says:

    Frankly, Why do you give a damn about Moldova?

    Americans didn’t even know where Ukraine was, six months ago.
    Why now this?

    Russia is waging a war against JUDAIC supremacy, and NATO just happens to be the ‘name’ the God-damned Talmudics are using (just like the ‘nazis’ of Azov) to HIDE THEIR PERFIDY.

    So, why worry about Moldova? If they harbor Jews as much as Ukraine has, they are guilty.
    If they aren’t complicit, most likely, nothing will happen.

  8. Cookie says:

    So the Americans are losing the war, when you want to involve other nations in opening a new front it is in an effort to draw troops away from where you are losing.

    Russia should attack in force in any weak spots on the eastern front and split the Ukrainian forces, then hold one half why you destroy the other.

    That should take the Americas mind off opening a new front.

    • Replies: @Just the Facts
  9. Wokechoke says:

    Brits and Americans are starting to show up in the death toll. The war will grow. I don’t think that the Russians see Ukraine as foreign soil where they have to be politik.

  10. niceland says:

    Thanks for this article, and the others before.
    I did image search for Chisinau and I see what B.R-T means. Seems lovely with plenty of beautiful buildings. I hope this war doesn’t spread out and will be over soon. Something tells me this is just wishful thinking.

    • Agree: Spanky
  11. @anonymous

    The map looks both reasonable and feasible
    (I especially love the Chernobyl Territory 😛 ).
    If the Russians don´t annex Odessa they deserve to be flogged.
    But with Lemberg under Polish and Odessa under Russian rule, Nowaja Khazaria
    (= the Plan) goes up in smoke and we might end up (Jehovah forbid!) with a
    Ukraine for Ukrainians.
    (the smaller Romanian claims are unrealistic)
    None of this would have had to happen, and it is always painful to carve up a
    cultural sphere … but while we´re at it, it´s time to ask the Poles to leave
    East Germany.

    • Agree: Petermx
  12. niceland says:

    Also helping keep the peace are an additional 1000 Russian troops guarding the largest weapons dump in eastern Europe and its 22,000 tons of munitions.

    I would like to know more about this pile of weapons. Where is it, what kind of weapons, why in Moldova?

    Doesn’t sound plausible.

  13. If the Russians get as far as Transnistria, Moldova has a choice: remain strictly neutral, and accept that Transnistria was lost 30 years ago; or allow NATO troops to occupy Moldova in the hope of discouraging invasion by Russia.

    I suspect that neutrality is in Moldova’s best interests. NATO countries are enemies of Russia; they are not necessarily friends of Moldova, and when they consider their war aims and different scenarios, they will not much care whether Chisinau gets flattened in a conflict.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  14. @niceland

    It is in Russian-controlled Transnistria, presumably for use if Moldova or anybody else attempts to invade the territory. Or perhaps as a forward deployment in a regional war such as the present one.

    • Thanks: niceland
  15. @anonymous

    Explain this to the witnesses of the blast including seeing the aircraft coming over and dropping the bomb. Also, how does this theory explain all the sickness and death that went on long afterward from radiation poisoning? Even the test detonations that are on film, both the ones detonated in the air and under water can certainly not be explained by Napalm. Some of these detonations were huge. How about the US foul-up with Castle Bravo? Napalm there too? Both the US and Russia also killed and sickened numerous soldiers involved in some of those tests. How to explain that?

    • Replies: @RIchebourg
  16. As central and eastern Europe have far fewer Jews than in the past, Jewish Power wouldn’t mind a great war where goyim slaughter goyim.

    Furthermore, if it turns into a big war that involves the US as well, even those sitting on the fence will have to take an anti-Russia stance. As long as it’s Russians killing Ukrainians and vice versa, many Americans will feel “it’s not our business”. But if US soldiers are involved, the ‘support the troops’ mentality kicks in and anti-Russianism becomes obligatory, even for Tucker Carlson and etc.

    It’s like Pat Buchanan opposed the Gulf War and Iraq War but was into support-the-troops mode once the wars commenced.

    • Replies: @Spanky
  17. Wokechoke says:

    The commander of the Moscow Military district…watching Valkyrie right now. A parade, in the middle of a damned war? good time for a coup.

  18. peterAUS says:

    Author, somehow, failed to mention the most likely option:
    Attack, by Ukraine, on Transistria.

    If/when it happens we’ll see that piece of land overrun, except the ammo dump area defended by RF forces. We’ll then see a siege, similar to that one in Mariupol.

    The primary purpose of the operation to further stretch available RF forces in the conflict.
    Some other but let’s leave it out for the moment.

    Simple. And no need for any WW3 fear porn.

    • Replies: @frankie p
    , @MarkU
  19. nsa says:

    Keyboard Kommander NSA here chugging a 9.1% hurricane 24 ouncer (says category 5 on the can). Is this a real war or krap kabuki theater? The timid foolish Rooskies need to get serious and cut the special operation nonsense:
    1) take down the west ukie power grid so they live in the dark and their society ceases to function.
    2) the baltic states are still attached to the russian power grid. Throw the switches – cut the power.
    3) cease supplying nat gas to your nato enemies. Let the euroweanies build a pipeline under the atlantic ocean to obtain lots of that good frack gas from their lord and master.
    4) keep them nukes warmed up and ready to go in their silos.
    Rooskies best follow the above strategy or risk being taken over by the vile Jooskies.

  20. idealogus says:

    Russia invaded Romania almost a year before the invasion of Russia by Germany + Romania under Barbarosa plan. Rusia invaded in 1039-1940 Finland, Poland, Romania and probably other country, made a secret dirty plan with Germany and one year later cry when Germany break the secret plan and atack first.
    The famous mediocre general Zhukov attacked Romania, killed and captured romanian soldiers, civilians, military equipment and occupied Moldova and Bucovina. In the archives of Moscow, all this appears as “spoils of war”. One year later Russia complained that it had been miserably attacked by Romania after boasting of spoils of war and killed Romanian soldiers and civilians. But Rusia is allways right because might is right.
    By the way, in the last 60 day Rusia and Kadarov the cecen anounced around 100 times the eliberation of Mariupol. Mariupol is not captured by Rusia not even now.
    I am from Roumania and in the last 200 years we have been “liberated” by rusian army many many times. I think that only 2 times we ask for help from Rusia and every single time we deeply regreted. One time we asked for help againt the Otoman Empire and Rusia stole south of Moldova from Roumania and the second time we have to drove them by force from our soil because the rusian army desintegrated into a horde of plundering, raping, arsonist, killer and drunking anarhist.
    Every time they came to free us they stole as much as they can from us. And that is the general patern of rusia army.
    I am a devout ortodox christian, i like rusian music and literature and even some rusian made computer games, I used kaspersky antivirus and many other. I do not like woke culture and western depravity but I really really do not want to be invaded by rusian army.
    And I very very doubt that Roumania will ever attack Rusia. I an not sure about the vice versa.

    • Agree: Irish Savant
    • Thanks: Druid55
    • Replies: @alex_ny
  21. @James N. Kennett

    If it ends up that Russians can’t hold onto their outpost in Transnistria wouldn’t they blow up that huge arsenal rather than let it fall into enemy hands? Ukrainians don’t seem to be good at that and when they withdraw they leave all their arsenals intact for the Russians to seize as war trophies.

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
  22. Ross23 says:

    The moment the Russian peace keepers there see the Ukrainian army enter the area they could just detonate the arms dump?

    Yes it will be a Big Bang but they have plenty of time to evacuate the area in advance.

    It’s not like they need the ammo anyway surprised they left it there.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  23. Dimitrie says:
    @emerging majority

    When you are talking about sleaziness you are referring to your intellect, wright?

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  24. “As I follow the roads more or less north through the unofficial capital of Tiraspol”

    This is strange. The writer is going from the Moldavan capital Chisinau to Tiraspol to Palanca.

    Check out a map. This is not north at all, he’s traveling south.

  25. Dimitrie says:

    Gaps and inaccuracies:
    – you never mentioned that ethnically moldovans are romanians;
    – “This enlarged version of Transnistria became home to nearly 200,000 Romanian-speaking residents” – it was home of hundreds of thousands of romanians already. Romanians are present in Transnistria for at least 8-9 century (although a minority, a third, in the last century;
    – “During this Romanian occupation of 1941–44, an estimated 150,000 to 250,000 Ukrainian and Romanian Jews were deported to Transnistria” – do you have any source? or are you taking this information from pop magazines?
    – “Soviet authorities executed, exiled or imprisoned hundreds of the Romanian inhabitants of the Moldavian SSR for their crimes against the ethnic Russians” – 1) there wasn’t hundreds there was hundreds of thousands of romanians deported, imprisoned and mostly killed. 2)The real cause was not their crimes against russians. It was simply because were the elite of the society the most hardworking, trustworthy people. It was a measure to reduce the Moldova do the median of USSR. This “recipe” was used by soviet authorities beginning with 1917 and starting with russians (continuing with all peoples soviet authorities could grab). Or do you think that several millions or more muzhiks were killed in the ’20 and ’30 for crimes against russians?
    – please take notice of Gherman Pântea the mayor of Odessa 1941-1944. This was the standard of romanians dealing with area controlled between the Dniester and Southern Bug rivers, including the coastal city of Odessa
    – who ere the most virulent in Transnistria conflict in 1990-1992? the ukrainians.

    • Thanks: Arthur MacBride
  26. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    If Romanian or Polish troops access Ukraine

    Can the US sucker them into doing something so foolish? The Americans are way back somewhere, sending weapons for someone else to keep up the good fight. NATO is mostly composed of midgets who would break down quickly were they to get hit. They have nothing to fight for. Germans have no interest in war, been there and done that. Britain tries to hide behind others and wouldn’t want to take the brunt of any casualties. France has no enthusiasm. Who is left? The US? Anyone believe that the US will spend months transporting masses of troops and equipment to the continent of Europe as in the run up to the Iraq war and then do a Napoleon style invasion eastward?

    Attempting to draw Transnistria into the conflict, two explosions rocked

    This is what your lovely ‘aid’ workers are up to. In Iraq, Sunni-Shia conflict was stoked by some mysterious mosque bombings. Some Brits disguised as Arabs with bombs in their vehicle were uncovered, pointing to the actual origin of the provocations. Or perhaps there’ll be some Maiden-like rooftop snipers event. They’ll cook something up. Both sides have the capability to provoke tension and escalation in other areas so it’s not clear how far things will be carried along.

  27. dina says:

    what a mess!!!!! Please God help this world out of control, help the Ucranian people sent to the massacre by its puppet leader, help the Russian soldiers risking their lives in the attempt to defend the Cristian values

  28. SafeNow says:

    The only other time I had heard about Moldova was when that Moldovan dancer was so distracting to the captain of the Costa Concordia that he allowed the ship to sink. These wider-war scenarios are starting to have an Archduke flavor to them. The 1920 London Times contest winner for the most dramatic newspaper headline conceivable: “Archduke Franz Ferdinand Alive; World War Fought by Mistake.”

    • LOL: Z-man
  29. GMC says:

    Moldova was a nice place and I spent time there in 2013 . I didn’t use a car but used the busses { from Simferopol to Chisinau} and hitched rides here and there – it was very safe and the author is spot on with his love of the land and people. While I was hitchin through Transnistria in order to go to Odecca , the border guys did nail me for around 15 bucks coming in and going out. But I was treated well , but I laughed it off and renamed it Transnistria cosa nostra because they shook me down after checking out my pretty blue US PassPort. lol The guys I hitched a ride with in Transnistria almost made it to the Ukie border { we got 100 meters away} before a cop stopped us. The driver turned around and told me to look like I’m sleepin – so it only cost us around 3 bucks . lol Things were great before the Maidan and I could go anywhere, but then everything turned to an occupied POS.

    If Romania or Poland attacks Transnistria, which has Russian peace keepers stationed there, we will be looking at the Georgia scenario in 08 . I was in Crimea back then and the Western news lied totally about that one too. I’m sure Moldova is covered with spooks and spec. ops guys by now. And I’m sure Sandu’s Moldova, will be the darling little country that was invaded by Russia, and there will be nothing about the real story. She was part of this plan – all along.

    • Replies: @republic
    , @Kurt Knispel
  30. JWalters says:
    @emerging majority

    Thanks for the great comment. Bombing the Rottenchild Bank in the City of London would be quite appropriate.

    If I may extend your comment, the Moldovans and Ukranians need to learn that NATO, the EU, and the US are not their friends. They are all puppets of the financial Empire of Lies headquartered in the City of London. This stealth empire of Talmudist war profiteers is waging a regime change war on Russia (starting with its regime change in Ukraine), as it has done in so many other countries, and Russia is defending itself. It’s also defending the ethnic Russians in the Donbass who were under attack from the Talmud Empire’s Ukrainian Nazis for eight years.

    The people of Western Europe are now suffering because the Talmud Empire is determined to attack Russia with overwhelming (failing) sanctions, in addition to guns, Ukrainian lives, and media. And in the end they will equally betray the people of Moldova and Ukraine. Ultimately, they will treat the whole world the way they treat the Palestinians.

    The Talmud Empire is famous for its “Samson Option” doctrine – if it is going down to defeat it will destroy everyone it can. So it may decide to bring on World War III.

    However, Western political leaders have so far emphatically ruled out sending troops into Ukraine. (Just lots of outdated weapons.) This may indicate that they are balking at the orders of their financial masters. They may be waking up to the terrible reality of the extreme dangers posed to humanity by the extremely sociopathic Talmud Empire.

    So on a hopeful note, this may be the first step to a desperately needed open revolt against these war profiteering financial pirates.

    • Agree: Irish Savant
  31. @anonymous

    “… it seems clear that in fact nuclear weapons do not exist, they were fake in 1945 and are still now a hoax by the alleged ‘nuclear nations’.”

    Bingo! At long last we have a winner. In all my blog readin’, I have never seen this most likely of Wizard of Oz Truths exposed.

    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  32. Better to drink directly from the spring well instead of the toilet bowl of some twitnit with what interests?

  33. Dumbo says:

    I still do not understand why we are risking WWIII and wasting billions for a deranged, corrupt puppet regime in Kiev. Screw the Nazi Jewkraine. Those people are nuts.

    • Replies: @Ross23
    , @Arthur MacBride
  34. It is clear by looking closely at any war or conflict anywhere in the world that the cause is ethnicity or to be more precise ethnic differences. The western mass media studiously ignores this ethnicity factor, because if they did not ignore it then the madness of trying to create (socially engineer) multi-racial/multi-ethnic societies in these western nations through mass immigration would be revealed for all to see. There are tough economic times coming for the West and when these times come the ethnic fault lines that the liberal regimes that rule the West have been so busy creating in their own countries will suddenly fracture with such violence that the resulting conflicts will make all other former wars seem mild. The liberal ideal of a multi-cultural society was never a realistic concept for the long term. We are witnessing not only the complete collapse of the American Empire and its vassal states (EU, NATO, and the West), but also the lunatic liberal ideology it so aggressively promoted and imposed (multi-racialism, multi-culturalism, feminism, LGBTQ+, transgenderism, atheism, materialism, selfish hyper-individualism and massive censorship). We must be grateful to Putin for having the courage to initiate this collapse. In future times he may well be viewed as the man who liberated the world from liberalism.

  35. frankie p says:

    I imagine that any Ukrainian attack on Transnistria will be met with sea-based kaliber missile strike as well as air attacks from Russian bombers. It’s not like the Russians don’t have spotters on the ground who can provide targeting information.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  36. @emerging majority

    This sounds like a more peaceful way to get rid of the enemy. Maia Sandu is a disciple of George Soros, who paid for her Harvard education. I wonder what would happen to all of these WEF junior partner politicians if we cut the head off the snake. The world would certainly be better for most everyone, but Israel. One day they will pay for their sins. You can’t outrun karma…

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  37. republic says:

    About 15 years ago when I visited Transnistria they gave a visa for two hours to visit the place,not a stamp in my passport but on a slip of paper

    • Replies: @GMC
  38. PJ London says:

    They are left over from the USSR. When the USSR broke up, tons of weapons and ammunition were spread around Ukraine, Romania, Hungary and Moldova. They were gathered together primarily to keep them out of Ukrainian hands. Many have been sold, many more have been stolen but eventually with the war between Transnistria and Moldova-Romania, the Russians put them under their control and appointed Russian ‘Peace Keepers’ to stop them from being used against Russian speakers.
    They could not /cannot easily transport them back to Russian territory across 1,000 miles of Ukraine.

    • Thanks: niceland
    • Replies: @niceland
  39. Ross23 says:

    LOL if you still think the west gives a shit about Ukraine you have a lot of waking up to do.

    It’s about taking Russia out and leaving China isolated taking away a barrier to US world domination ha ha ha ha (evil laugh)

    • Agree: Decoy
  40. Jim Crint says:
    @Jez Turner

    Nothing wrong with atheism.

  41. Anon[419] • Disclaimer says:

    Yesterday I saw 2 things happen. One was a man picking pizza crusts and left over soda from a side walk garbage can while a young woman went from one trash can to another at a fast food outlet looking for uneaten food. Both were in the filthiest condition, he was wearing just a pair of socks with no bottom,

    We are sending billions to Z for this war, money that disappears to God knows where. Yet, no matter how much we send this fool still needs more to “beat Vlad”. I am surprised the printing presses have not broken down. In the meantime the poor and homeless catch their ass and suck salt. Whole cities are falling apart. This whole country is a 100 car pile up compliments of Lunchbox Joe.

    Most Americans dont even know where Ukraine is or care ! Who gives a shit about their “problems” with Russia when their own life here is a daily struggle.

    I fear what will trigger WW111 is not some momentous occurrence but something absolutely inconsequential and stupid. Historians, if any or anyone is left on the planet, will marvel at the carnage as a result of some silly thing.

    I am just flabbergasted at the ultra foolishness emanating from these politicians all of whom are Ivy league graduates. I have never seen anything like it. Common sense and logic have flown and the Village Idiots are running the place. How can the most educated be the most ignorant ?

    Americans have never experienced total war on the home front. The 3000 lives lost in 911 had people screaming, in a panic and apparently traumatized to this day. Apart from that every little thing offends a multitude of snowflakes, wokesters and cancel culturists.

    How will they cope when their leaders plunge them into a slaughterhouse with millions of casualties and whole cities reduced to dust ?

    • Agree: Decoy
    • Thanks: Dumbo, Spanky
  42. Lochearn says:

    I was knocked out by the quality of this article. It is full of information about a region most of us know little about, it is well composed and beautifully written. Wow! I read the other three articles but as a writer myself I know when one piece just stands out.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Mihai
  43. Alfred says:

    I spent a month in Chisinau two years ago. In the part of Chisinau where I was, the roads and traffic were dreadful. It was an area with many modern buildings and the infrastructure was not yet complete.

    There is a very interesting museum in the centre of Chisinau – with a lot of trophies from the wars.

    There are a lot of nice restaurants in the centre. In the evenings, they are full of pretty girls who are bilingual – Russian/Moldovan. Moldovan is actually a dialect of Roumanian.

    The current young lady president is a disaster for the country. I believe they changed the voting system to allow non-residents to vote. Obviously, the vast number of Moldovans in Europe had a vested interest in Moldova joining the EU – since many of them are illegals. In one restaurant, spoke English to me. She asked if she could join my table. She was on vacation and returning to London the next day. She said that it was a pity since she would have like to introduce me to her family.

    I traveled by taxi to Odessa. The driver was from Transnistra. He had a red Mercedes. He said that it is best to travel the long way near the coast and to avoid Transnistra since I had a UK passport. He was not sure whether I would be allowed to cross Transnistra. The road he took had little traffic and involved many detours. He told me that he had kids with two ladies. Now, he was with the third lady. He showed me photos of a beauty.

    Some months earlier, I had arrived in Odessa by plane from Istanbul. The taxi driver told me that he had 3 women and the the first two had his children. He was very proud of this. Obviously, taxi drivers are high-earners by local standards.

    I really hope the people of Moldova manage to keep out of this NATO trap.

    The photo is a view of the centre of Chisinau from my apartment.

  44. Alfred says:

    So, two things are certain. NATO is moving into Eastern Ukraine and will block Russia from moving west to Odessa. And the Pentagon and NATO know Russia will once again back down.

    A respectful suggestion. Stop watching CNN. 🙂

  45. @GMC

    Comment 32 leads to a Russian write up about the place and its recent history.
    Russia has stopped the Jewkrainian weapon import via Moldova by destroying the crucial railway links.
    Did you see the American general? Russia seems to have let him go. See here:
    Looks like Pelosi is now collecting the cunt and Russia will in turn get 2.000 labourers + 500 sick labourers to be made fit to work again. Rats are hard workers and Putin has personal management experience with rats. So, 2.500 Azovstal rats for one fat rat is pretty good. What do you reckon?
    I reckon Transnistria is a Russian region and will become part of Russian Federation just like the whole of Ukraine or maybe Putin will outsmart the Poolish too and let them have their piece of the poisoned cake in Western Ukraine in return for what???

    • Replies: @GMC
  46. @niceland

    It was left behind from the 1980s when Moldavia was on the USSR western border hence it made sense to stockpile arms and ammunition close to the possible action.

    • Thanks: niceland
  47. Alfred says:

    The moment the Russian peace keepers there see the Ukrainian army enter the area they could just detonate the arms dump?


    Most of this stuff is 40+ years old. Personally, I would not want to fire a cannon with a shell that has been lying around for over 10 years. There are complex mechanisms in these gadgets and different materials. I guess it all depends on the type of shell. The problem is not the explosive itself since it is very stable. The problem is the fuse and detonator.

    • Disagree: GMC
    • Replies: @GMC
  48. At that juncture two NATO member will have been Russia… and…and…

    Article 5 is not mandatory when a NATO member is the aggressor. The Poles and Romanians might make a move and have their asses handed to them, and the rest of NATO might very well say, “Gee, too bad about that. We can re-equip you, but we’re not committing boots on the ground.”

  49. @Dimitrie

    It was simply because were the elite of the society the most hardworking, trustworthy people.

    This is the modus operandi of judeo-bolshevism wherever they gained power, multiple examples abound like Katyn; copied by Khmer Rouge.
    “Dumbing down”, degeneracy, drugs etc promoted by Jews serve same end.
    See (Jewish) Frankfurt School, welcomed enthusiastically in USA.

    “Even the best of the goyim should all be killed” (Talmud; Soferim 15)

    A Jew writes this frank appraisal of Jewish culture.

    The death toll by this virulent parasite and its masonic-satanic servitors cannot be computed, still operating today with great vigour.

    • Agree: Dimitrie
  50. @Dumbo

    Those people are nuts.

    You’re right.
    Sort of like Americans/Brits etc who have supported over a century of world-destroying wars for Mr Rottenchild. Still doing it.
    Some of them are living in now wrecked formerly prosperous cities.
    Shitting in the streets, shooting up heroin supplied by their “government”.
    And still they support it.

    “Nuts” doesn’t even begin to describe the self-destroying lunacy.

    • Agree: Towey
    • Replies: @JWalters
  51. GMC says:

    Ya , I got that same piece of paper – I think it notified the other side of Transnistria that this guy is an Amerikanska and charge him another 15 bucks – too ! LOl LOl. Never argue when the other guy that has a Kalashnikov.. Ah memories –Spasibo rep.

    • Replies: @republic
    , @RadicalCenter
  52. GMC says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    Well, there is a back way or two that heads into Moldova – it bypasses Transnistria and Ive been on two of them so the Pollacks and other from that direction can use those avenues. Sounds like Canuks just fly into Romania or Chisinau. Chisinau is a real mellow place. How things should be – everywhere. Moldova does not deserve a War – it deserves to be one huge National Treasure – a Heritage site. Let’s see Sandu honors the country or trashes it.

    The General is high dollar poker stakes, but I doubt if we the peasants will get the privy of seeing him hang. He’s a Pearl , as the Asians say . Hard to say what deal Pres. Putin is making with all those Pearls.I was really happy for the pilot Konstantine Yaroshenko {sp} to come home. I was hoping Victor Bout would be liberated too. What a shame. With all these US arms on the market { by way of Ukraine} all pilots are going to get a little gun shy – in the near future. I’d take all night flights if i was flying heavies for a living. Harder to knock your plane down with those hand held missiles.

    Ya I agree – and I hope Transnistria becomes connected to Odecca and Crimea – they deserve it more than anyone else. ooDah Chee Brat.

    • Replies: @Kurt Knispel
  53. GMC says:

    Alfred , the Russians , I think will shoot/ try anything – it’s their nature . I’ve shot WW II ammo in my 308 up in Alaska – black tipped, blue tipped armour piercers etc. the only problem was the brass got stuck in the receiver but I just had to beat it out. lol The Disagree was suppose to be an agree since I’d be a bit gun shy of using a 105 or 155 round or the equivalen that is WW II vintage..

    • Replies: @Alfred
  54. Seriously a WAR for the American People over “counties” of no importance that seem out of a Three Stoogers or Marx Brothers movie. Just send Groucho to bamboozle the leaders or Moe to be a long lost Prince to calm these White savages down.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  55. republic says:

    From Wikitravel

    Since 2018, the 10 and 24-hour visas have been abolished, as has mandatory registration with the police in Tiraspol. The shakedowns for bribes also appear to be a thing of the past. In the now-unlikely event of attempted bribery taking place, complaints are possible on a hotline: +373 533 94578 or 92568. You can also send a complaint to [email protected] (Pridnestrovian Customs).

    • Thanks: GMC
  56. @Dimitrie

    Romanians have long been known throughout Europe for their governmental sleaziness. My intellect has nothing to do with simple acts of observation.

    That nation’s corrupt leadership in 1915 decided to opt for the “Allies” rather than remaining neutral. Too bad for them as a German army promptly dispatched that conniving regime.

    In World War Two the Antonescu dictatorship opted to side with the Germans this time and ultimately got their asses whipped, particularly as their forces collapsed against Soviet onslaughts, thus trapping the German 6th Army at Stalingrad. Bad leadership and unmotivated soldiery are hallmarks of Romanian governance.

  57. @TheTrumanShow

    So true, and all the atomic reactors producing electricity all over the world are using cow dung. Radio isotopes used to kill malignant tumors are just fake rumors. Motor vehicles can run on water and the earth is really flat.

    • Thanks: Spanky
    • LOL: Stephane
    • Replies: @RobinG
  58. @brostoevsky

    Thanks for the information on the little dictatoress, Sandu. Makes sense that is a creature developed by Our Little Georgie of Our \$orrow\$.

    One can imagine personal attacks on all these minions of the Talmudists, likely being done by former military types who took all the jabs and are now dying of various auto-immune disasters brought on by those zombie creating jabs. When one has nothing to lose but a falling-apart life, what would a kamikaze death matter.

    Unfortunately for humanity, the true perps behind the WEF/NWO are far more assiduously protected than the doddering imbecile who allegedly happens to be “the leader of the free-world and the most powerful individual on the planet. Anyone going after the Biden, Kamala, Pelosi “leadership” trinity would have to be totally out of their gourds.

    The enemies of humanity happen to be the very well coverted Sanhedrin shot-callers along with their allies in the Vatican and some bloodline aristocraps in various European nations. At present, they are essentially untouchable.

  59. Z-man says:

    As much as I can criticize Russian diplomacy over the last twenty years, where all of this could have been avoided if they had been more proactive in Ukrainian politics and/or put actual Russian boots on the ground in the Donbas and bordering areas of Crimea, this Transnistria/Moldova thing is actually an advantage. By keeping Moldova separate from Romania it will never be part of NATO and the few Russia troops east of the river there will be enough to keep the status quo. Even the Ukrainians benefited in the past by the Russian presence there, but that benefit to Russia’s little brother, I regret to say, has passed.

  60. @Anon

    Excellent posting, a true cri de coeur. Thanks.

  61. For a moment there I thought GlobalHomo 2SLGBTQQIAPWXYZ had created their own rainbow caliphate by calling it ‘Transnistria’.

    It pays to read future.

  62. @Commentator Mike

    That assumes a ‘pro-Western’ cruise missile does not slam into it first. The Russians are sending them into Western Ukraine with great relish to blow up ammo dumps so I am not sure why these would be off the table.

    There was an OK video on the The Saker between two pro-Russians talking about Transnistria. It was the original “frozen” conflict to be later thawed out at a time of convenience for the Russians. If it is thawed out before the Russians get there it will go badly for the Russian minority and the 1,500 soldiers that are there. Their only hope is if they can glom onto Novi-Russian Odessa if that falls. It should be pretty clear by now that they were always just 5th column hoping for a return of the Czarist or Soviet empire to when they were in charge so they are either going to win or lose now but there won’t be any more limbo.

    Having known ethnic-Russians who were ‘born’ in the (USSR) Moldova and moved to the US, they are not really assimilable. At least there. They eagerly got their Russian passports but stayed there.
    Like in Ukraine you often see a generational split where the native born children identify with their native country while mom and dad are still loyal to the motherland. In the US we don’t know yet. It might take something like a war for them to finally determine what side they are on.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  63. Wokechoke says:

    Seven graves to Cairo. Forward logistics. Enough gear for 100,000 men.

  64. Agent76 says:


    US has spent more than \$5 billion on military biological programs since 2005 and detailed that in territories bordering Russia and China alone, about 60 facilities have been modernised during this period. The Ukrainian network of laboratories is designed to conduct research and monitor the biological situation consisting of 30 facilities in 14 populated locations.

    APRIL 3, 2022 Manufactured Crisis: CIA trained the Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and has chosen Ukraine as birthplace of new “Global White Supremacist” Terror Threat

    As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues to escalate and dominate the world’s attention, the increasing evidence that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is and has been working to create and arm an insurgency in the country has received considerably little attention considering its likely consequences.

    • Agree: JR Foley
  65. Wokechoke says:
    @emerging majority

    Hot women in some cases. Sexiest piece . Cool names too, Cleopatra is quite popular.

    They did send Alpine troops into the Causasus campaign in 1942. Almost took Baku.

  66. @Anon

    Call me heartless, cruel or uncaring, but honestly, the USA needs to experience war firsthand on its soil.

    Protected by two of the biggest oceans on either side and pussies to the north and the south, the populace thinks war is something that happens to others.

    The homeland needs to be hit to bring the horrors of war home to the Americans.

    • Replies: @RestiveUs
  67. Wokechoke says:
    @emerging majority

    The Romanian troops in Barbarossa different from around 1942 and the Caucasus. Alpine trained almost took Baku. Quite successful.

  68. After reading this I began daydreaming for a long vacation in Chisinau Transnistria. The way you describe the old buildings, clean well dressed people and beautiful women was magical. It’s breaks my heart that these simple people are caught in conflicts created by GlobalHomoZioBIGsRxMIC3BLM PIGs who seek to turn every place on earth into a fentanyl crawl dystopian hellhole.

    Thanks for the wonderful read.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  69. peterAUS says:
    @frankie p

    Won’t make much of a difference in the field.

    If NATO decides to, say, “clear its rear” in the theatre there Ukraine will attack and overrun Tranistria. That place simply can’t be defended. It will be cut into multiple places and then those places will be cleared from Russian/pro-Russian troops.

    Except, of course, that ammunition storage. We’ll have a proper siege there. For how long, and how it will be resolved remains to be seen.

  70. martin_2 says:

    Commentators keep on saying that no-one knows or knew where Ukraine is. But surely you all must have played Risk once in your lives?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Wokechoke
  71. @GMC

    Another reason to acquire citizenship elsewhere, preferably in a much smaller, non-aggressive country, and use their passport to travel instead of the US Murderer Provocateur Know-it-all Passport.

    • Agree: GMC
  72. @Prof. Woland

    They can join the tens of millions of good Americans who feel zero loyalty to, respect for, or trust in the governments of the US and our States and cities.

    Go Russia.

    • Thanks: JR Foley
  73. @CelestiaQuesta

    So go! Enjoy – and think about making it more than just a short visit. You’re not required to stay in the US and be abused.

    Here’s a question, and I’m not being snarky: how much unnecessary nonsense can you cut from your monthly household budget to free up money for airfare, lodging, etc.?

    Very typical of US households are large expenditures on TV “service”, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, overpriced espresso, new instead of used vehicles, eating out too often; many US households have plenty they can cut if they’re serious about travelling abroad, setting up residence or citizenship elsewhere, etc. And I mean decidedly non-wealthy households.

    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
  74. @Ulf Thorsen

    Don’t bother engaging with someone as deluded as that. The earth is flat.

  75. Well, living in the US is like a never ending episode of The Twilight Zone, 1984, and The Three Stooges all rolled into one. I call it distopium.

    • LOL: JR Foley
  76. @emerging majority

    I’d love to see the Rottenschild HQ taken out but the problem is that while this would result in the demise of many senior functionaries the demonic heart of the Rottenschild Empire would remain intact.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  77. @Jez Turner

    There are tough economic times coming for the West and when these times come the ethnic fault lines that the liberal regimes that rule the West have been so busy creating in their own countries will suddenly fracture with such violence that the resulting conflicts will make all other former wars seem mild.

    It might seem shocking but I hope that this happens. It’s the only remaining opportunity for White countries to preserve themselves and to preempt a worse conflict in the future.

  78. JR Foley says:

    “Da tings dat Canada will doo now is put more money into NATO” – Jean Chretien the King of Corruption—-Shawingate Via Rail SNC Lavalin Sportsgate -Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Zacardelli) Revenue Canada ( extortion – bribery and under the table dealings) and troops in Afghanistan executing unarmed women and children–returned Canada for Medals and now are in Ukraine with their Azov Brothers—Justin in Jackboots -Chrystia Chomiak is now Freeland—Long Live Bandera and Debt !!!

  79. RobinG says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    Thanks. And Ukraine is really winning.

    Ukraine admits the ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ isn’t real, but the myth was potent for a reason

    “…the Ghost of Kyiv’s origin is shrouded in mystery, but it was undoubtedly abetted by former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who tweeted an image of a masked fighter pilot who purportedly shot down six Russian jets…”

  80. JWalters says:
    @Arthur MacBride

    Exactly so. For new readers of Unz Review, here’s a compact history of the Rottenchild Empire and its takeover of America.
    War Profiteers and Israel’s Bank

    • Thanks: Arthur MacBride
  81. Mikhail says: • Website

    The term “Transnistria” was first coined in 1989 by Leonida Lari as part of an election slogan for the political party Popular Front of Moldova.

    A fact check might likely suggest otherwise.

  82. @RadicalCenter

    Thanks for your advice and recommendations RC, but CQ is not ready to cut ties, even though I live on the left coast of Mexifornia. I figure if we’re going to get nuked or bio hazard infected, I may as well be around what few family and friends I have left.
    FYI, I live within my means and watch what I buy. I’ve also learned to cook great meals inexpensively, and my fruit trees and vegetable garden planted years ago have produced more fruit and vegetables that I’m able to eat.
    Cheers, CQ

    • Thanks: RadicalCenter
  83. niceland says:
    @PJ London

    Strange situation. It’s unlikely Russia has 1000 men guarding a worthless pile of junk in Moldova. It’s also unlikely much of this stuff is still useful and/or operational without serious maintenance.

  84. @emerging majority

    As Koba said, Romania is not a nationality, it’s a profession.

  85. Anon[415] • Disclaimer says:

    Commentators keep on saying that no-one knows or knew where Ukraine is. But surely you all must have played Risk once in your lives?

    LOL ! I wont RISK asking because I RISK getting the wrong directions and RISK getting lost. EXAMPLE:

    Today I went to pick up a Bro living on Winder Street but I somehow ended up a few streets over named Windrow Street. Lack of focus. My friend told me he was outside but could not see me. Hell, I was on the wrong street ! Should I back track North or South ?

    There was a resident of the area taking a walk. Where is Winder Street I asked. The poor fucker did not even know, and he lives in the area.

    As for GPS, one guy followed his GPS directions right down into boat launching chute and into a river LMAO.

    Americans are completely ignorant of their surroundings much less other countries. Geography I imagine, is no longer taught in school. However, even if they do, they ought to look after themselves first. I feel sympathy for the bum on the street who is hungry but I am not going to give him my grocery money and have my kids swallow their spit.

    Everything we send to Ukraine is being ripped off. When high noon is nigh, the Z and all his Bros are going to dick off to Switzerland and live in comfort. It is sad that politicians all over the world dont give a shit about anyone but themselves.

    We need to look after our own. The Ukes must look after themselves. If they want to fuck with Vlad and rely on the US, an unreliable ally under the best of circumstances, then they can get their own balls out of the wringer. However in the world as it exists its every dog for himself and his own interests and so here we are looking out for a country that means shit to the US.

  86. MarkU says:

    Since Transnistria is still regarded as part of Moldovia, the Ukrainians would technically be attacking Moldovia, that would complicate the issue rather a lot. Do the Moldovans wash their hands of Transnistria?

  87. E_Perez says:

    The people of Chisinau and their children all dress nicely, and with style.

    When will those backpacker reporters understand that we don’t need more of such sentimental, biased pseudo-journalism – we have it up to the eyebrows in the mainstream media.

    Also helping keep the peace are an additional 1000 Russian troops guarding the largest weapons dump in eastern Europe and its 22,000 tons of munitions.

    I think the author is driving home the subtle distinction between Russian peacekeepers, sitting on 22 000 tons of munition and Canadian mercenaries with their ‘all-black day packs and no other luggage’.

    If at least he had come up with a decent map, showing the Transnistria he’s talking about…

  88. TRM says:

    This pic pretty much sums up the situation in Ukraine


    • LOL: RestiveUs
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  89. Wokechoke says:

    Axis & Allies is the better more strategic version.

    Ukraine is a trap in that board.

  90. @Irish Savant

    No doubt the senior functionaries would take the hit while the demonic heart remain in their many residences. Nevertheless, the point is the message. Or as McLuhan phrased it “the medium is the message”. No matter how well guarded and how discrete, hypersonic missiles can take out anyone, anywhere at any time. The hit would be dependent on levels of intel information as to whereabouts.

    The perps understand that as they employ the best brains that dirty, big money can buy, so we can see that they are well coached. But their constant anxiety is the cat has been let out of the bag and with that vibe, that meme in common currency; every remaining senior functionary throughout the planet will be more than merely anxious, they will be terrified.

    So to keep it short, the fear factor would be turned on its head. Instead of billions of people right across the planet living in existential fear, now it would become the various ranks of fear mongers concerned about when it might become their turn. No more vicarious invulnerability. Their morale will be shot. When it comes to the psychological level of war, once the other side gets inside your head, you are already defeated.

    Would Russia actually pull off such an action? Highly doubtful. Nevertheless, their general staff war-gamers will already have calculated the probability factors and the likely odds. So a hypersonic thus used is not totally off the table, but simply under some form of consideration.

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride
  91. @JR Foley

    Yes, the onetime truly liberal in the cultural sense, Canada ,has devolved into that Dick-Tatership on the part of a Schwabbi elite over a land which is now more properly known as Canuckistan.

  92. @mulga mumblebrain

    True enough, even 20 years ago when I paid attention to that stuff, the Romanian stew did contain quite a potpourri of notable porn stars…probably professionals in more than erotic modeling.

    • Replies: @Dimitrie
  93. RestiveUs says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    Another “Civil” war, perhaps? I’m not counting that out…

    • Replies: @JamesinNM
    , @Rev. Spooner
  94. @mulga mumblebrain

    Mamalishniki is the term (roughly: polenta eaters).
    And thanks for dropping your mask 😛

  95. Decoy says:
    @Jez Turner

    I agree that Russia’s resistance to Western Woke Culture is a prominent part of the solidarity between the United States, the European Union, and NATO.

  96. Alfred says:

    I’d be a bit gun shy of using a 105 or 155 round or the equivalen that is WW II vintage.

    I guess each of us puts a different value on his life and limbs. 🤣

    Many years ago, my dad had a mining business in Egypt. The sole dynamite factory in the country had UK ownership – ICI.

    After the 1956 war, this factory was nationalised. The Egyptian government got control of the company. My dad called the company to ask for a truckload of explosives. He made payment. When he wanted to collect, they told him that their location was now secret. He told them that in that case they can hand over the explosives in “Maidan Tahrir” – the Egyptian version of the one in Kiev. They agreed. A bit later, they called back to say that they had changed their minds and that he can come to the factory and collect. 🤣

    • Replies: @GMC
  97. EugeneGur says:

    Romanians are present in Transnistria for at least 8-9 century (although a minority, a third, in the last century;

    In case you failed to notice, we aren’t in the 9th century anymore. In today’s Transnistria, all nations live in peace, with 4 official languages. The people there – of all ethnicities – fought tooth and nail against the attempt of the Moldavian nationalists to subjugate them and won. I have no doubt that they’d fight any attempt from Romania or whoever to do the same.

    This was the standard of romanians dealing with area controlled between the Dniester and Southern Bug rivers, including the coastal city of Odessa

    Believe me, Odessa remembers perfectly well how the Romanians dealt with it during the occupation. For example, Odessa had a very distinctive and rich Jewish culture, among other things. That culture gave many writers, poets, artists, singers, you name it. After the Romanian occupation, it’s gone, essentially. And it’s not just the Jews. Although they were the first to go, others weren’t that far behind.

    It was simply because were the elite of the society the most hardworking, trustworthy people. It was a measure to reduce the Moldova do the median of USSR.

    Oh really? The Romanians were “the elites of the society”? Don’t kid yourself, my friend. They were the occupiers, as simple as that, only fancying themselves “the elite”. All occupiers do. The problem with you all, the Ukrainians, the Poles, the Romanians, is that you all think of yourselves as Übermenschen and designate the Russians as Untermenschen. And then the Russians beat you to the pulp, as they’ve always done, it comes as an unwelcome surprise.

    • Agree: JamesinNM, Alfred
    • Replies: @Dimitrie
  98. Protogonus says: • Website

    Praying against the disciples of war is indeed disheartening, since most people can’t name them or understand how these shadowy figures justify themselves or even manage to claim membership in the human race. But they do:

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  99. @Protogonus

    Surely by now most people should be able to complete the missing word in the following phrase:

    “War is the _ _ _ _ harvest”

  100. Spanky says:
    @Priss Factor

    You must admit, Support the Troops is a brilliant piece of propaganda sleight of hand for support the war policy killing and maiming them.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  101. R2b says:

    You should be ashamed of yourself, publishing disgusting material!
    Here in this comment section are examples of this.
    You are not the only one, with all your key-board pseudo-rightist warriors.
    Many will soon abandon your once prosperous site.

  102. Dimitrie says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    koba? so you are the greasy stalinist dwarf! Almost pitty that you didn’t lived in his time: you miss the opportunity to be a mere statistic

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  103. Dimitrie says:
    @emerging majority

    So basically you use your experience in wanking to have a point about Transnistria? Wash your hands first

  104. Dimitrie says:
    @emerging majority

    I notice that you missed “governmental” in your previous comment. Simple observation.

    Do you want to start with 1915 for current events in Transnistria? And than to talk about Stalingrad, von Paulus and maybe Dien Bien Phu ? Adding meaningless points wont’s save you from sleaziness and dullness, dear. Seems to be your hallmarks.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  105. @GMC

    Oh, whoopsy daisy; was wrong again:
    Russia let the big shark swim just deep enogh into the net cave before it locked him.

  106. Dimitrie says:

    Beside romanians, russians and ukrainians which is the fourth nation? 14th army perhaps? In case you failed to notice I wasn’t talking about any imaginary attempt “from Romania ” for Transnistria. The real attemt is from Ukraina.

    “Believe me, Odessa remembers perfectly well …”
    Of course I believe you Great Eugene! Praise to you, The Wise One! People don’t remember from election to election who screwed them but they remember “perfectly well” things from 80 years ago! Surely propaganda helped. Not sure why rich jewish culture of Odessa was gone. Perhaps because it emerged in the rich culture of Cheka-Ogpu-Nkvd in the same period? Maybe the “many writers, poets, artists, singers” (not one of even medium importance, to be honestly) put their shining talents in this more lucrative business. So they didn’t have time for culture anymore ( according to Solzhenitsyn jews represent 2/3 of Cheka in Kiev. In Odessa how much more?)

    Ask to the ordinary people and check out this hypothesis. You’ll be surprised.

    And read about Gherman Pântea if it is not to hard for you.

    “Oh really? The Romanians were “the elites of the society”?”

    My beloved, to your surprise any society has an elite form the same ethnic stock as that society. The irish society has an irish elite, the russian society has an russian elite, the italian society has an italian elite. Please be merciful and acknowledge that romanian society has an romanian elite. That elite, romanian elite, from basarabian society was purged by hundreds of thousands. The perpetrators were soviets. Of course there were killed also the most capable of russians, ukraineans, gagauz etc, acordingly probably to their ethnic share in population. But the majority of the exterminated were romanians for the simple fact that the majority of population in Moldova was and is romanian. No uber-untermenschen here or other fantasies you have. Understand chelovek ?

    • Disagree: Alfred
  107. JamesinNM says:

    Awesome work! Sadly many people think they can remain disconnected and comfortable and for the time being don’t care about the sufferings of many. That is about to change, and they will suddenly have to accept responsibility for not resisting on behalf of the less fortunate and innocent brothers and sisters.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  108. JamesinNM says:

    The so-called American Civil War was not a civil war. It was the second American Revolution which Lincoln and the North fought and won for the Crown bankers who replaced the lawful American Government with a de facto private corporate government and enslaved everyone. To restore the Constitutional Republic, real Americans will have to win the third American Revolution.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  109. @Spanky

    Very true. The Minderbinders invert everything. No wonder The Empire of Lies is becoming more and more recognized right across the planet.

  110. @Dimitrie

    Dim Eatery appears to be a bilious Brit, quite probably of Romanian decent from one of those Roman soldiers who massacred the people of Dacia and were rewarded with land in that demolished nation, replacing the murdered and enslaved natives; who sleazily slides the subject around into subjective chaos. Reminds me of the pilpul pushers.

  111. @JamesinNM

    The financial elite in City of London and their Yankee accomplices, mostly of old English stock, played games with the tariffs, which favored their industrial speculations. This was largely at the expense of the agricultural South. In the meantime, Bernard Baruch’s father was one of the “Chosen”, who along with the Rottenchild crime clan minion, Judah P. Benjamin; arranged for the hotheads in Charleston to receive loans which went to the Confederate war effort.

    So the American people got sucker-punched both north and south, by the same gang of schemers. “Heads I win, tails you lose”.

  112. Mihai says:

    It is full of information, misinformation, distorsion, opinion and lies. A good poison salad: enjoyable reading, hallucinogenic effects.
    What’s really going on in Transnistria is indeed prone to speculation. Paramount are (1) the interests of Russia to keep its former sister soviet states destabilized and eventually subjugated with a frozen conflict and (2) the interests of these two countries to be independent – which includes foreign policy independence.

    The story of Russian neighbours in the last 150 years.

    None of these “nationalist states” ever attacked Russia, but “peaceful” Russia has attacked them multiple times. Most notoriously, in synch with the best Soviet friends until June 22nd 1941, the German Nazis. And of course also notouriously in the last 30 years as they tried and in large part succeeded to break away from the hard love of the bully.

    But the author is entitled to opinions and errors. What I call as a damn lie is the intention of Romania to occupy Transnistria. That land was never part of Romania: it was occupied for 3 years in WW2 as part of the war against Soviets. Romania as occupant did commit war crimes there… those criminals who led were condemned to death and we learn about them still today. Romania has no interest and no desire to anything but peace and stability in the region. The majority of Romanians are opposed to a reunion with Moldova and the idea of annexing Transnistria is so ridiculous that nobody even asks this question, and its not discussed anywhere. Instead I see Putin Nazi-style support rally in Moscow where Russian bands are singing that Moldova is their country, in the presence of their President.

    There’s one aggressor here and ot’s very clear who thst is in spite of tge poison salads offered by this writer.

    • Disagree: RadicalCenter
  113. Anon[175] • Disclaimer says:

    Typical Western video gamer. Caution is not “backing down”. Every provocation has been answered, usually asymmetrically. You missed them. Pay attention (longer than 3 min).

  114. GMC says:

    Good story Alfred.

  115. @JR Foley

    Azov Brothers—Justin in Jackboots -Chrystia Chomiak is now Freeland—Long Live Bandera and Debt

    I hope you don’t buy into the whole “Nazis in Ukraine” narrative. There is nothing, beyond their claim to be nationalists that is remotely “Nazi” or “fascist”. Both were opposed to the international banking cartel, opposed to immigration while there are people unemployed, and introduced the highest employment standards in the world, which were enforced. Flawed philosophies just as all are, but none of the above have happened in Ukraine or Canada.

    • Replies: @michael888
  116. Jett Rucker says: • Website

    Cobansa? Cobasna? Where are we, anyway? I don’t trust stuff this sloppy.

  117. alex_ny says:

    I know Romanian history…im in the area, I strongly believe you have hallucinations. The only thing I agree with is, I really don’t want to be invaded by russian army, because we all know that EU has a good knowledge on what happens when they mess up with russia. Poking the bear is not a good ideea. Romanians fighting against russia as a nazi ally, what kind of treatment would you expect from russia? bread and salt and a shot of palinka(which is not even Romanian now). Wake up.. we all know the story on how bad the russian army are … well for any action there is a reaction. Don’t expect a vacation after you attack the enemy.

  118. @emerging majority

    Germany lost the first world war. Romania was part of the winning alliance and got Transylvania back.
    In the second world war at Stalingrad the German 6th Army did not lose because the Romanian army collapsed, they lost because their logistics sucked. If you can’t take a city in 900 days you should just go home.
    As for sleaziness nobody beats Germany.

  119. Transnistria is just a made up name .That part is Eastern Moldova, Romanian territory stolen by the Russians. Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact.
    Stalin made sure to send thousands of Russians in the occupied part of Moldova just to make sure it will never join Romania again. He did the same thing in Bessarabia(southern Moldova) now part of Ukraine and also in Bucovina (Northern Moldova )that is part of Ukraine today.He did the same in all the countries and territories his Red Army conquered.Brett conveniently lives out the Russian atrocities against Romanians like the one at Fantana Alba(White Fountain) in Bucovina when after taking over the Russian troops told the local population that they could cross the new border and go to Romania.When the thousand of civilians started to move on foot the Russians opened up and them and massacred thousand of UNARMED civilians.
    The author of this article is obviously one sided and that side is the Russian side
    No, you can’t see the Black Sea from Chisinau because Chisinau is a flat city and yes Moldovans voted for Sandu because they did not want a Russian puppet like Dodon to call the shots. Besides they wanted a real Romanian running their country not a Russian
    The way Brett explain his itinerary makes no sense.

    “Unlike Warsaw, Budapest and Bucharest, I see no signs of abject poverty, drug addicts lounging in their own filth, trash on the streets or an ageing infrastructure of trains, roads, or bridges”
    LOL i guess the author describes Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
    Budapest is one of the most beautiful and cleanest cities in Europe and so is Warsaw and Bucharest although smaller is not far behind .You could walk in any of these cities at 2 am in the morning and nobody is going to rob you or shoot you for your snickers or your cell phone. The real natzi are in Kremlin having taken a page right out of Hitler’s book play by claiming the Russians in Eastern Ukraine are not allowed to speak their own language .Hey Brett can you say Sudetenland?

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  120. @Cookie

    Russia can’t fly a cargo plane full of dog shit from Siberia to Ukraine let alone take on the US.
    I sure hope they try so the Americans could dismantle Russia forever.

    • Troll: emerging majority
    • Replies: @Petermx
  121. @Just the Facts

    Facts? Sounds like a lot of your presentation is little but opinions, skewed ones at that.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  122. Petermx says:
    @Just the Facts

    Just the Facts is just a idiot.

  123. It’s amazing how Kosovo was born in the Balkans, the US demanding “independence” from Serbia and “sovereignty”, yet with all these similar situations (examples Donetsk, Luhansk, Transnistria) with minority populations “yearning to breathe free” (– the Statue of Liberty was to celebrate the escape from Slavery of America’s own untermenschen, not for foreign immigrants), the US demands an EU-style Fascist government be in charge of all these time-forgotten peaceful countries to saddle the countries with IMF debts Forever.
    What happened to self determination? If good enough for Kosovo, should be good enough anywhere.
    Listened to the Duran yesterday where they discussed the Russian view of partitioning Ukraine, not only the East and South coastal regions (into a Russian protectorate), but also allowing Poland to take Galicia. The borders have shifted repeatedly over the last 100 years or more. The people mostly get along fine, but we have their crazed leaders (a fixture of modernity) trying to sell out and move to mansions in Florida, and the CIA (a disease worse than Covid) continually fanning the flames of war.

  124. @Curmudgeon

    “Highest employment standards in the world?” Ukraine per capita GDP dropped by half in 2015 and 2016 after the Maidan Coup and has still not recovered to 2013 levels. Ukraine is a cesspool playground for Ukrainian Americans (who somehow are allowed to run US foreign policy there despite obvious conflicts of interest) and of course the Bidens (

    Unlike neoNAZIs in most countries, who just talk, the Galician Ukrainian Nationalists are direct descendants of Super NAZIs (many volunteered to be concentration guards in WWII) and have infiltrated the Army, Police and security apparatus. Not only do they sport NAZI sympols on flags, patches and tattoos they have been killing ethnic Russian/ Slavs in the East since the Maidan Coup in 2014 (UN observers claim that over 80% of the 14,000 deaths in the Donbass were of citizens of the breakaway republics.) Clinton went to War over Kosovo claiming “genocide”; the NAZIs deRussification of Ukraine is much more accurately “genocide”.
    The State Media of the West claims “There are no NAZIs in Ukraine”. The AZOVs in Mariupol using civilians as human shields are not NAZIs? “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”; why parse words?

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  125. alx says:

    There are some useful idiots in the west who simply hate their own government due to their own frustration and then start to love their enemies. Russia is a dangerous and violent place, any westerner would immediately be confronted with the fear of street violence, state violence, agresive alcoholism. etc. And Putin is tributary to an oligarchic system even more abusive than than in the United States. Many of the oligarchs of Russia literally have blood on their hands, while this is not true about Zuckerberg. Putin meets them and hands them public contracts. The undisputable historical reality is that Russian Empire came to the borders of Moldavia quite late in the 17th century and has only one right, the right of the strong one. In regard to the ww2, USSR after the Ribentrop – Molotov agreement invaded Moldavia, province of Romania and Bukovina and committed soviet style atrocities. If the idiots so called right wingers are capable to endorse the USSR of Joseph Stalin, then they are truly useful idiots as it is the author of this idiocy. Romania responded to this invasion after one year as any country would do of course. Considering the high percentage of jews in NKVD, it is clear that they suffered even higher casualty rates than the Russians who had anyway suffered huge losses due to their leaders war plans. Most of the useful idiots who take the side of USSR, in particular the stalin era have no idea what they are talking in particular soviet intelligence during that time infiltrated and destructurated the west from inside and it is the cause of the mental health crisis these right wing writers go trough. People like these useful idiots right wing righters would be killed in the most brutal ways during the Stalin regime of USSR, the regime which Romania counter-attacked fighting for its own survival and for the survival of the entire western civilisation. This failed but this is the reason the west is in decomposition and these right wing righters such as the author suffer a mental breakdown. The harsh tactics of Romanian forces were and answer to the genocide started by USSR in Moldavia after invading it in a pact with Hitler, the Ribentrop – Molotov pact. I wish the author to suffer as much as russians suffer when they are ill. A historical fact is that Russia and USSR invaded Romania at least 8 times while Romania invaded USSR ony once in self defense . Those who deny the history kiss the ass of Stalin . Authors such as this seem to be rather mentally deranged

  126. Ilie says:

    I’m afraid you’re confusing Romania, Moldova and Transnistria and make a informational cocktail without sense:

    1. Romania is not claiming and has never claimed Transnistria. The lands over the Dneister (that’s the meaning of Transnistria) have never been Romanian lands. Moldova, on the other hand, is Romanian land.

    2. Moldova, in part because of Western pressures, has not renounced Transnistria although it should have done it a long time ago. Due to some schizophrenic understanding of history, the Moldovan politicians refused to acknowledge that the Transnistrian appenix was placed there by Stalin in order to keep control over the SSR Moldovan republic (by adding an important russo-ukrainian minority to counter balance the moldovan/romanian majority).

    3. Moldova should renounce Transnistria NOW and announce a joint plan with Romania for reunification. This will ensure no conflict can ever ignite there, since Moldova will be part of Romania proper, a NATO country with no territorial interest in the future former Ukraine.

    Sadly, there are other interests pulling the strings and you may be right w one thing: Moldova and Romania may be pulled to a war that they have no desire or need to be part of.

    • Agree: Dimitrie, Robjil
  127. @RestiveUs

    No, not a civil war. I meant a direct hit on DC by one of the Russkie’s new hypersonics.
    And if it doesn’t escalate after that, I believe a lot of Americans will be smiling.

  128. @michael888

    It seems that you understand neither political philosophy nor context.
    I have been posting, for months, that Galicians were problematic when part of the Austrian Empire. It’s not just Russians they don’t like, it’s Germans, Czechs, Hungarians, and Poles. It was like that long before the NSDAP or Fascism existed.
    Do you think for one minute that any “tribe” who had seen millions of their family friends and neighbours murdered by starvation by another “tribe” (communist Jews and Russians) would not see a different tribe invading to expel the murderers as liberators? It was very much the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Volunteer? Well so did over half a million others from virtually every country in Europe to fight communism. There wasn’t any test to see if they were “Nazis”. Every Waffen SS group had its own symbol and some had their own marches.
    Fascists and “Nazis” legislated and enforced high employment standards and eliminated high employment. The “Nazis” in Ukraine have made unemployment worse and have lower employment standards than during the Soviet era. These half wits are the useful idiots of Zion. No real Nazi would use people as human shields, and no real Nazi would support the Jewish oligarchs and their Jewish puppet President who sold the country to the Nazi’s enemy – the international banking cartel and its EU project.
    Here’s a “Nazi” symbol for you. Are the Finns closet Nazis?

    • Agree: Dimitrie
  129. This rightly concerned the region’s many Slavic people who feared for their ongoing rights, identity, and safety.

    Really? Why should it have concerned them? look at the Baltics. The Russian minority of all three are quite secure in the persons and effects. Pray tell, why should it be any different in Moldova?

    The reality (something Anglin and Mr. Redmayne-Titley have problems with) is that Russia sought bridgeheads which could be used to cause trouble later on. That was the reason for Crimea and the Donbas in Ukraine.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  130. @Quartermaster

    Crimea is Russian, is Russian, is Russian heavy majority of population and has been so for over 200 years. Hardly any Ukies lived in Crimea, which was administratively added to Ukraine SSR by Nikita Khrushchev (a native Ukrainian) in 1954. So shut the hell up already. Most posters here are sick and tired of your broken record squawking.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  131. Kaylene says:

    Many thanks to author Brett Redmayne-Titley for his great article, explaining the complexity of the dynamics in the region of Moldova, Romania, Ukraine Transnistria. The history of violent nationalism and racism so sad, and used by Canada and NATO countries to foment trouble in the region. Despite this, Moldova and its people sound like a wonderful place to visit, perhaps one of the last truly sustainable agrarian countries. Would love to visit Chisinau with its marvellous architecture.

    This past week the Odessa authorities in Ukraine banned people from leaving their homes from May 1- 3, to stop them gathering for the 8th commemoration of the horrifying burning to death in a Trade Union building in May 2014 of around 45 peaceful protesters against the unelected anti-Russia regime, which got into power in Ukraine after a US-orchestrated illegal violent coup in Kiev in february 2014. You can read about this in an article on the Consortium news site

    • Thanks: GMC
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  132. @Kaylene

    Odessa is like a Mecca for violinists and pianists in the classical tradition. To have it ruled by orcs was always a tragedy.

  133. @Dimitrie

    We’re ALL statistics, febrile one, just waiting for our ledgers to be ruled off.

  134. @TRM

    The two dogs on the right have just discovered that they have been neutered.

  135. Sugi Pula says:

    How dare the over 80% romanian moldovans get closer to West and Romania. Until now it was neutral/pro-russia and it is the poorest country in Europe (discounting Ukraine). How dare they want to be like EU, NATO Romania which has economic prosperity like more than doubling their salary!!! THEY MUST BE PRO-RUSSIAN BECAUSE THE WEST IS BAD OK!!

  136. Pft says:

    If the only value is not letting the West take control of the Munitions Dump its seems the simplest solution is to use a hypersonic missile or two to blow it t0 smithereens. Preferably after evacuating civilians and assuming there are no nukes there

  137. The tiny and peaceful nation of Moldova will soon be dragged into the Ukraine/Russia war.

    Moldova has already been drug into the war. There are Russians stationed in Moldova and have been since Yeltsin. They’ve had a “frozen”” war for years and Putin intends to use Transnistria as another jumping off area for the conquest of Moldova. The amount of ignorance about Putinazi Russia is so huge it’s astounding. That includes the author of the screed above.

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