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Bear baiting was long ago banned as inhumane. Yet today, a version is being practiced every day against whole nations on a gigantic international scale.
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In the time of the first Queen Elizabeth, British royal circles enjoyed watching fierce dogs torment a captive bear for the fun of it. The bear had done no harm to anyone, but the dogs were trained to provoke the imprisoned beast and goad it into fighting back. Blood flowing from the excited animals delighted the spectators.

This cruel practice has long since been banned as inhumane.

And yet today, a version of bear baiting is being practiced every day against whole nations on a gigantic international scale. It is called United States foreign policy. It has become the regular practice of the absurd international sports club called NATO.

United States leaders, secure in their arrogance as “the indispensable nation,” have no more respect for other countries than the Elizabethans had for the animals they tormented. The list is long of targets of U.S. bear baiting, but Russia stands out as prime example of constant harassment. And this is no accident. The baiting is deliberately and elaborately planned.

As evidence, I call attention to a 2019 report by the RAND corporation to the U.S. Army chief of staff entitled “Extending Russia.” Actually, the RAND study itself is fairly cautious in its recommendations and warns that many perfidious tricks might not work. However, I consider the very existence of this report scandalous, not so much for its content as for the fact that this is what the Pentagon pays its top intellectuals to do: figure out ways to lure other nations into troubles U.S. leaders hope to exploit.

The official U.S. line is that the Kremlin threatens Europe by its aggressive expansionism, but when the strategists talk among themselves the story is very different. Their goal is to use sanctions, propaganda and other measures to provokeRussia into taking the very sort of negative measures (“over-extension”) that the U.S. can exploit to Russia’s detriment.

The RAND study explains its goals:

“We examine a range of nonviolent measures that could exploit Russia’s actual vulnerabilities and anxieties as a way of stressing Russia’s military and economy and the regime’s political standing at home and abroad. The steps we examine would not have either defense or deterrence as their prime purpose, although they might contribute to both. Rather, these steps are conceived of as elements in a campaign designed to unbalance the adversary, leading Russia to compete in domains or regions where the United States has a competitive advantage, and causing Russia to overextend itself militarily or economically or causing the regime to lose domestic and/or international prestige and influence.”

Clearly, in U.S. ruling circles, this is considered “normal” behavior, just as teasing is normal behavior for the schoolyard bully, and sting operations are normal for corrupt FBI agents.

This description perfectly fits U.S. operations in Ukraine, intended to “exploit Russia’s vulnerabilities and anxieties” by advancing a hostile military alliance onto its doorstep, while describing Russia’s totally predictable reactions as gratuitous aggression. Diplomacy involves understanding the position of the other party. But verbal bear baiting requires total refusal to understand the other, and constant deliberate misinterpretation of whatever the other party says or does.

What is truly diabolical is that, while constantly accusing the Russian bear of plotting to expand, the whole policy is directed at goading it into expanding! Because then we can issue punishing sanctions, raise the Pentagon budget a few notches higher and tighten the NATO Protection Racket noose tighter around our precious European “allies.”

For a generation, Russian leaders have made extraordinary efforts to build a peaceful partnership with “the West,” institutionalized as the European Union and above all, NATO. They truly believed that the end of the artificial Cold War could produce a peace-loving European neighborhood. But arrogant United States leaders, despite contrary advice from their best experts, rejected treating Russia as the great nation it is, and preferred to treat it as the harassed bear in a circus.

The expansion of NATO was a form of bear-baiting, the clear way to transform a potential friend into an enemy. That was the way chosen by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and following administrations. Moscow had accepted the independence of former members of the Soviet Union. Bear-baiting involved constantly accusing Moscow of plotting to take them back by force.

Russia’s Borderland

An unpaved road to Lysychansk, Lugansk, March 2015. (Rosa Luxemburg-Stiftung, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)
An unpaved road to Lysychansk, Lugansk, March 2015. (Rosa Luxemburg-Stiftung, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Ukraine is a word meaning borderlands, essentially the borderlands between Russia and the territories to the West that were sometimes part of Poland, or Lithuania, or Habsburg lands. As a part of the U.S.S.R., Ukraine was expanded to include large swaths of both. History had created very contrasting identities on the two extremities, with the result that the independent nation of Ukraine, which came into existence only in 1991, was deeply divided from the start. And from the start, Washington strategies, in cahoots with a large, hyperactive anti-communist anti-Russian diaspora in the U.S. and Canada, contrived to use the bitterness of Ukraine’s divisions to weaken first the U.S.S.R. and then Russia. Billions of dollars were invested in order to “strengthen democracy” – meaning the pro-Western west of Ukraine against its semi-Russian east.

The 2014 U.S.-backed coup that overthrew President Viktor Yukanovych, solidly supported by the east of the country, brought to power pro-West forces determined to bring Ukraine into NATO, whose designation of Russia as prime enemy had become ever more blatant. This caused the prospect of an eventual NATO capture of Russia’s major naval base at Sebastopol, on the Crimean peninsula.

Since the Crimean population had never wanted to be part of Ukraine, the peril was averted by organizing a referendum in which an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to return to Russia, from which they had been severed by an autocratic Khrushchev ruling in 1954. Western propagandists relentlessly denounced this act of self-determination as a “Russian invasion” foreshadowing a program of Russian military conquest of its Western neighbors – a fantasy supported by neither facts nor motivation.

Appalled by the coup overthrowing the president they had voted for, by nationalists threatening to outlaw the Russian language they spoke, the people of the eastern provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk declared their independence.

March 2015: Civilians pass by as OSCE monitors the movement of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine. (OSCE, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
March 2015: Civilians pass by as OSCE monitors the movement of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine. (OSCE, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Russia did not support this move, but instead supported the Minsk agreement, signed in February 2015 and endorsed by a UN Security Council resolution. The gist of the accord was to preserve the territorial integrity of Ukraine by a federalization process that would return the breakaway republics in return for their local autonomy.

The Minsk agreement set out a few steps to end the internal Ukrainian crisis. First, Ukraine was supposed to immediately adopt a law granting self-government to eastern regions (in March 2015). Next, Kiev would negotiate with eastern territories over guidelines for local elections to be held that year under OSCE supervision. Then Kiev would implement a constitutional reform guaranteeing eastern right. After the elections, Kiev would take full control of Donetsk and Lugansk, including border with Russia. A general amnesty would cover soldiers on both sides.


However, although it signed the agreement, Kiev has never implemented any of these points and refuses to negotiate with the eastern rebels. Under the so-called Normandy agreement, France and Germany were expected to put pressure on Kiev to accept this peaceful settlement, but nothing happened. Instead, the West has accused Russia of failing to implement the agreement, which makes no sense inasmuch as the obligations to implement fall on Kiev, not on Moscow. Kiev officials regularly reiterate their refusal to negotiate with the rebels, while demanding more and more weaponry from NATO powers in order to deal with the problem in their own way.

Meanwhile, major parties in the Russian Duma and public opinion have long expressed concern for the Russian-speaking population of the eastern provinces, suffering from privations and military attack from the central government for eight years. This concern is naturally interpreted in the West as a remake of Hitler’s drive to conquest neighboring countries. However, as usual the inevitable Hitler analogy is baseless. For one thing, Russia is too large to need to conquer Lebensraum.

You Want an Enemy? Now You’ve Got One

Germany has found the perfect formula for Western relations with Russia: Are you or are you not a “Putinversteher,” a “Putin understander?” By Putin they mean Russia, since the standard Western propaganda ploy is to personify the targeted country with the name of its president, Vladimir Putin, necessarily a dictatorial autocrat. If you “understand” Putin, or Russia, then you are under deep suspicion of disloyalty to the West. So, all together now, let us make sure that we DO NOT UNDERSTAND Russia!

Russian leaders claim to feel threatened by members of a huge hostile alliance, holding regular military manoeuvers on their doorstep? They feel uneasy about nuclear missiles aimed at their territory from nearby NATO member states? Why, that’s just paranoia, or a sign of sly, aggressive intentions. There is nothing to understand.

So, the West has treated Russia like a baited bear. And what it’s getting is a nuclear-armed, militarily powerful adversary nation led by people vastly more thoughtful and intelligent than the mediocre politicians in office in Washington, London and a few other places.

U.S. President Joe Biden and his Deep State never wanted a peaceful solution in Ukraine, because troubled Ukraine acts as a permanent barrier between Russia and Western Europe, ensuring U.S. control over the latter. They have spent years treating Russia as an adversary, and Russia is now drawing the inevitable conclusion that the West will accept it only as an adversary. The patience is at an end. And this is a game changer.

First reaction: the West will punish the bear with sanctions! Germany is stopping certification of the Nordstream 2 natural gas pipeline. Germany thus refuses to buy the Russian gas it needs in order to make sure Russia won’t be able to cut off the gas it needs sometime in the future. Now that’s a clever trick, isn’t it! And meanwhile, with a growing gas shortage and rising prices, Russia will have no trouble selling its gas somewhere else in Asia.

When “our values” include refusal to understand, there is no limit to how much we can fail to understand.

To be continued.

Diana Johnstone was press secretary of the Green Group in the European Parliament from 1989 to 1996. In her latest book, Circle in the Darkness: Memoirs of a World Watcher (Clarity Press, 2020), she recounts key episodes in the transformation of the German Green Party from a peace to a war party. Her other books include Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions (Pluto/Monthly Review) and in co-authorship with her father, Paul H. Johnstone, From MAD to Madness: Inside Pentagon Nuclear War Planning (Clarity Press). She can be reached at [email protected]

(Republished from Consortium News by permission of author or representative)
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  1. The US/West has done all of this while providing capital for its real rival, China, to grow.

    All the attention paid to this by our government and media in America makes one wonder if it is all designed to distract us from the real, growing world leader: China.

    This is the height of stupidity. All this does is drive Russia toward China. That is a massive, unbeatable alliance. Watch. It is coming.

    We are told to think, “How dare Europeans trade and relate to their eastern brothers” — while Americans trade, and finance, and become dependent upon the world’s largest population across the world’s largest ocean!

    We Americans are now insane, duplicitous, hypocritical, and fat and getting weaker. What a disaster.

  2. Dumbo says:

    A great article, by the always interesting Diane Johnstone. Finally something useful at UR!

    The bear has lost its patience, but let’s hope that senile Biden and his puppeteers don’t transform this clown show into WWIII.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @Herald
  3. Dumbo says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Putin met Xi just before the Olympic Games and it is very clear that they talked about Ukraine and Taiwan. It’s obvious even from the official reports. So Xi knew what was coming. Perhaps even the Western “leaders” knew then too, and that’s why they have been panicking.

    • Agree: Decoy
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    , @Decoy
  4. Fenster says:

    The author writes that the 2014 coup was welcomed in the eastern part of the country. Doesn’t she mean west?

    • Agree: RobinG
    • Replies: @Diana Johnstone
  5. At first glance, it may look like the bear has taken the bait. And the dogs that were let loose will become easy prey for the bear. All in all, this piece describes the world’s leading criminal nation with cultured but impotent lapdogs who have never been on an equal footing with their imperial overlord and warlord.

    Meanwhile, American gas will be shipped to Europe and Nordstrom 2 will shut down. Which is at the heart of America’s baiting games. In effect it is bait thrown at Russia to drive it to war and at Europe to consolidate its submission. History has clearly identified the rogue, double dealing and criminal country in an alliance with a collection of cowards firmly located in the cross hairs of Russia. Nothing good will come out of this for any side, the bears, the dogs or their handlers.

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  6. @Dumbo

    Taiwan is next.

    Buy gold.

    • Replies: @Peter Rabbit
  7. The so-called “Crisis in Ukraine” is a distraction by the failing governments of the “Five Eyes” and their EU vassal states. With the Western banking elites on the verge of collapse (again!) they need to blame it on someone else. If it not Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan or some banana republic, team USA wants to use Ukraine as a punching bag. Looks like Hunter Biden and family business will prosper!

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Old and Grumpy
  8. Agent76 says:

    January 26, 2022 What is NATO? Military alliance in spotlight as Russia tries to forbid Ukraine membership

    NATO was established in 1949 as a defense against the Soviet Union. Its core principal is mutual defense, enshrined in Article 5 of its founding treaty. There are 30 NATO member. Russia is trying to keep Ukraine from joining them. The threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine prompted NATO forces to mobilize across Europe, evoking for many the military alliance’s first reasons for being.

    Apr 4, 2019 NATO EXIT: Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

  9. Anon[361] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jimmy The Cop

    Biden = Andropov
    Trudeau = Honecker

    Only question is who is Ceaucesceau ?

  10. profnasty says:

    Ms. Johnstone is a voice in the wilderness.
    Many thanks.

    So now two White Christian countries will walk in their own blood. AGAIN!!

    Mr. Putin, Keep your nuclear sword Razor Sharp. Uncle Schmueli demands it.

    • Replies: @anon
  11. Publius 2 says:

    The (((USA)))/(((NATO)))/(((EU))) cries out in pain as it strikes you.

    May God bless all white Russians.

    Honk honk.

    • Thanks: James of Africa
  12. @Jimmy The Cop

    America’s number one expert on all things Putin – Hillary Clinton, choose Ukraine for her State Dept to do a color flag revolution. Victoria Nuland ran the operation to get rid of the duly elected and ethnic Russian president of the Ukraine. Hildog had Comey put a FBI field office in the Ukraine. Why to the all? Seems like there has been a plan in place which predates the Afghan withdrawal. Also the two break away provinces wanted a Crimea like deal from Russia. They got nothing until now. Why now to that one as well? Friendly reminder that everyone involved has the same world banker.

    • Replies: @Abbybwood
  13. @Fenster

    This sentence is admittedly ambiguous: “The 2014 U.S.-backed coup that overthrew President Viktor Yukanovych, solidly supported by the east of the country, brought to power pro-West forces determined to bring Ukraine into NATO, whose designation of Russia as prime enemy had become ever more blatant.”
    I meant “solidly supported by the east of the country” to refer to Yukanovych, not to the coup.
    Sorry, I noticed that ambiguity too late.
    Diana Johnstone

    • Thanks: JR Foley
    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @Curmudgeon
  14. It’s official: has become a prime venue for fascists of all shapes and shades.

  15. RobinG says:

    OMG!!!…..посмотри на эту чернозём

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  16. reading says:

    Dogs are man’s friends! How could you eat a dog! ? laugh


    Who says American hunters don’t eat dog meat? It’s not! Ukraine was roasted?
    A normal hunt. For it is the master who commands a pack of hounds. In small groups… Giant prey look ahead. The front of the retreat. The back of the dogs will approach harassment. Watch the back. The one on the left is approaching. The owner then takes out a shotgun and fires a precise shot…
    Now it is the United States that has ordered the Ukrainian hound to step forward alone. Howl. No retreat. No resources. No support. The wretched bystanders of European dogs.. And then be slapped and broken into three pieces…
    Ukraine is cooked…
    After Ukraine was cooked. Corgis of Europe, big and small. You can’t make peace with prey… Europe is unstable.. The EU’s new development plan.. The latest industrial promotion plan. All the money and talent of the chip technology project will be lost… The dogs were robbed of their dog food… I won’t say who robbed it
    The Crusaders failed in their plan to plunder the Ottomans. So he turned around and took his ally Constantinople… So is the new Crusade for democracy and freedom

  17. Exile says:

    You say that like it’s a bad thing.

    • LOL: Ace
  18. It is immensely satisfying to see shock and awe unleashed at last for a good purpose. And what a hilarious spectacle goes with it, an american president reduced to making impotent threats while propped up by an endless stream of most blatant falsehoods in the state propaganda apparatus. By all accounts Ukraine was finished in four hours, the neonazi paramilitaries who terrorized Donbas for eight years have melted away or been incinerated, and now the push seems to be on to decapitate the phony US-installed puppet regime altogether.

    Can’t help but think of the Franco-Prussian War when another vain little man thought he could spit on his eastern neighbor and get away with it.

    • Replies: @Corporal Punishment
  19. sally says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    What i like about the Russian solution going on in Ukraine at this moment” is that it shows how media black out and false or slanted news deny western and USA citizens the information they need to decide for themselves what should be the response to Putin’s Ukraine solution. So very few people understand what Diana Johnstone just told them.

    Without more information, I see the Russia solution to the Ukraine Crises the same as the Cuban Crisis in Reverse.. Russia put Missiles on Cuba, JFK made the Russians take the missiles back. Seems to me this is much the same type of thing. in reverse. NATO moved war machinery into Ukraine; Russia told NATO to take back the war machinery, NATO answered by adding more war machinery to Ukraine, So Putin did what likely JFK would have done?
    How do you read “NATO will commence “defense plans” to enhance security in Eastern Europe, .. following Russia’s military attack on Ukraine on Thursday morning. .. we have already increased and we are increasing the presence of NATO troops in the eastern part of the alliance on NATO territory,” this said to have been said by the alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenburg.

    As to China, I don’t see China as a rival to American Wall Street Commercial Interest. Since 1974, the Oligarchs have been trying to shut down manufacturing in USA governed America and to move commercial operations to China. The Oligarchs and corporate powers have used license required for a Domestic American to do work, rising min. wage to deny small businesses any chance to compete, and things like Covid to shut down competition from small American business, and environmental laws to push American big businesses out of America, and monopoly powers (copyrights and patents) to guarantee to the owners of the departing businesses that by moving operations to China, they will not be creating their own competition.

    • Agree: Greg S.
    • Replies: @RobinG
  20. Greg S. says:

    This article has a striking similarity to the excellent analysis done by The Saker, who actually wrote all this before the missiles started flying, and yet nailed it 100% spot on:

    (Note I am not implying anything, just that both authors have a similar take on the situation).

    Of course the west never wanted peace here. They armed open neo-nazi militias and goaded them into randomly lobbing morters onto the civilian population in East Ukraine for 8 years, without so much as a single peep about it. This is summed up in a Russian meme I found:

    Russia: “Minsk II”
    France/Germany: “What?”
    Russia: “Minsk II”
    France/Germany: “What?”
    Russia: “Minsk II”
    France/Germany: “What?”
    Russia: “Minsk II”
    France/Germany: “What?”
    Russia: “Minsk II”
    France/Germany: “What?”
    Russia: “Minsk II”
    France/Germany: “What?”
    Russia: “Minsk II”
    France/Germany: “What?”
    Russia: “Donbass Recognition”
    France/Germany: “Minsk II !!!”
    Russia: “What?”

  21. RobinG says:
    @Diana Johnstone

    Thanks, You left out 2 words…

    Viktor Yukanovych who was solidly supported

    “Ukraine is a word meaning borderlands…” I wish that when people told this story they’d point out that prior to the Maidan coup, Russia was amenable to Ukraine serving as a bridge nation, engaged with both the EU and Russia, but the Europeans insisted on all-or-nothing. The decision to stick with Russia (with whom Ukraine was thoroughly integrated) was the trigger for social unrest. I doubt the average west-Ukrainian cared much about NATO. They just imagined rapid prosperity and greater creature conforts. What do you think?

  22. RobinG says:

    Disagree. You’re the 2nd person in a day who’s mischaracterized the Cuban crisis. The USSR withdrew its missiles when Kennedy reciprocally withdrew US missiles from Turkey. Cuba is being cited, by some, in comparison, but it’s only apt in regard to the discomfiture of hostile weapons close to one’s borders.

    Also, I don’t buy your conspiracy theories, and now that China is tightening its own environmental laws the cost of some of that flight is blowing back, such as we no longer have domestic rare earth production.

    • Agree: Badger Down
    • Replies: @sally
  23. So glad Diana Johnstone has published this commentary. Her “Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO, and Western Delusions” is a masterpiece of independent scholarship, revealing the actual horrors that happened during that Balkan war. I don’t think a better book on the topic has ever been published.

    And now this excellent short study of the vile stupidity of US foreign policy. No need to talk about the foreign policy of Britain or France or even Germany since these Western countries don’t have an independent foreign policy and have become pathetic russophobic lapdogs of American warmongers. One wonders if it is possible to find a worse russophobic moron than the current NATO chief, Jens Stoltenberg.

    Incidentally, Johnstone mentions the remarkable but short-lived euphoria in Europe when the Soviet Union and communism fell. I was travelling in Germany and Poland at the time and witnessed personally how optimistic and hopeful ordinary people were. Perhaps one of the best ways to understand this historic moment is to listen to a song which at the time was extremely popular both in Russia and Europe: “Wind of Change” by the German band The Scorpions. It has by now received well over 900 million views.

    Here’s the link:

  24. Wokechoke says:

    This is concern trolling. I’m surprised he’d go for the entire enchilada like this but he has stolen Biden’s little business park on the Dneipro. He’s snatched away a lot of investment portfolios from a lot of US politicos. The Ukies safes and records are going to be made public (some real and some fake no doubt) but there will be a lot of exposure for sure. Like Duke William before Normandy ravaging Harolds estates in Sussex and drawing out a hasty English king for battle. Biden will have to fight or resign. He will have to fight or he’s finished.

  25. jconsley says:

    This is the most insightful summary of the stupidity of both political parties in Washington D.C. If anyone desires the truth concerning Russia or any other situation, just read Johnstone.

    Does anyone remember Hillary Clinton’s constant warnings about Russia? It was her decision to place Victoria Nuland at the State Department. The objective was that Nuland could participate in bringing “freedom to the Ukraine” by [in Nuland’s words] “giving Putin some trouble” at home and consequently not involve Russia in the Middle East. Nuland is a Neocon first and foremost. Her intense interests and efforts are devoted to doing Israel’s bidding at the U.S. State Department. Likewise, Blinkin is serving the same purpose which is to keep Putin busy at home so that he will not become involved in U..S. “regime change” in the Middle East. It is imperative that political changes be made at the “U.S. State Department.”

    Moreover, the tax payer funded National Endowment for Democracy [NED] is nothing but a tool used for Middle East “regime change”. NED should be terminated immediately. Nuland in her infamous F-word telephone call made reference to NED U.S. \$5 billion used to fund Ukraine dissidents.

  26. What NATO and US foreign policy did was indeed foolish and cruel. But how is Putin invading Ukraine going to help Russia? This will simply get lots of white Christians killed and push Russia and Eastern Europe financially backwards at least 30 years. The invasion is a foolish move and the Chinese and Arabs must be laughing. Although the overnight airstrikes and Spetsnaz airborne and amphibious raids were impressive they will get bogged down. The Ukrainians are putting up more of a fight than Vlad thought. The Russian Bear is getting taken down bite by bite by a pack of mongrel dogs.

    • Disagree: Badger Down
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @Dumbo
  27. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    United States leaders, secure in their arrogance as “the indispensable nation,” have no more respect for other countries than the Elizabethans had for the animals they tormented.

    Apparently the majority of Americans do not consider the inhabitants of other countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, etc, to be human and so just shrug their shoulders and return to social media trivialities as their government kills and uproots millions of people overseas. US media has endlessly quacked about the mass killings of Hitler-Stalin-Mao etc yet the US itself is responsible for causing hundreds of thousands to die, turning millions into pauperized refugees, destroying countries. It’s all cast as doing good deeds, spreading democracy, promoting our values. US leaders regularly underestimate all others as being just too sub-human to be able to understand its clever machinations. Imagine, Russians being able to figure out what the US is trying to do, the audacity of those people.

    • Agree: JR Foley
  28. Wokechoke says:
    @Corporal Punishment

    The current Leadership. They’ll flee. The Ukrainian state is disintegrating and evaporating. There’s too many Russians living in Ukraine already for a guerrilla war.

  29. Dumbo says:
    @Corporal Punishment

    LOL. Why would the “Ukrainians” fight for an evil, corrupt regime?
    Would you fight for Zelensky and for Globo-homo, Inc?
    Why would Chinese and Arabs laugh?
    The Chinese obviously knew about this before hand (in exchange for support re: Taiwan), and the Arabs, what do they have to laugh about?

    Russia is obviously not keeping Ukraine. It’s not worth the trouble. They just don’t want it to be used as a base for lunatic neocons to stage attacks against Russia.

    • Replies: @Corporal Punishment
  30. wholy1 says:

    LOL – ‘US Foreign Policy Is a Cruel Sport’. “Cruel” for/to whom? Especially since the installation of the ILLEGITIMATE, Super-Cringe Ly’n Hiden Obiden REGIME. Possibly that portion of the USA UNinformed “Herd” that is becoming increasingly “OMG restive”?

  31. Phibbs says:

    This Ukraine crisis is all about Jew-hatred for Russia, which goes back centuries. Jews are in control of the politicians and the media, so they are foisting their animus against Caucasian-Christian Russians on us super-stupid Caucasian-Christian Americans — who, by the way, have far more in common with Caucasian-Christian Russians than they do “American” Jews. Anyway, Jews destroyed Caucasian-Christian Russia in 1917 with their Bolshevist Revolution. The Jews have been destroying America more slowly with their support for the BLM movement, censorship, Critical Race Theory, a forced alliance with an enemy state (Israel), wars for Israel, wokeness, Covid lock-downs and identity politics. Jews are six times underrepresented in the (woke) military, so they don’t have to worry about loved ones dying in a war the Jews have created. Jews are also hoping that Russia’s support for Israel’s enemies (Syria & Iran) will weaken due to this necessary military campaign in Ukraine. Clearly, it is time that we Gentiles send the greedy, money-worshipping, anti-Caucasian, anti-Christian, cunning, scheming, manipulative, deceptive, smearing, parasitic, treacherous, disloyal, dirty, filthy demonic Jews packing.

  32. May the Russian bear clean out the evil Jewish pigstall… and let me dance…

    with Sofija

  33. Altai says:

    But arrogant United States leaders, despite contrary advice from their best experts, rejected treating Russia as the great nation it is, and preferred to treat it as the harassed bear in a circus.

    While it’s true that the US establishment hasn’t been so open to Russia, the ones who always led the charge to aggress and destroy it were the neocons. Even today the recent upsurge in aggression towards Russia stems from a deranged response from the neocons to their intervention in Syria.

    Until people point this out, that a cabal with a specific ideology runs significant portions of US foreign policy and that is why it seems so irrational and not in US national interest because it isn’t, it’s designed to be in the interests of Israel; nothing will change. I mean it, nothing will change if you all just shrug your shoulders and say ‘Oh dear!’ as if Joe Biden really wants to get into with Russia over Ukraine being in Russia’s sphere of influence. He doesn’t but the people who run US foreign policy do.

    But this means it’s almost impossible to negotiate with the US. You can’t give the US anything it wants to make it stop once you become the designated enemy because what’s happening has nothing to do with US interests or desires.

    • Agree: Ace
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  34. Spot-on analysis by the great left journalist Diana Johnstone now only appears… on Unz.

    How I wish I lived in less interesting times.

  35. @Altai

    Agree, but it’s both that and a larger attempt by the US to hold onto it’s control of Europe and dominance in the world. The pipeline is a big clue. It all hangs together. We can’t have Europe getting too cozy with Russia, so we throw a wrench into the works, stop the pipeline and do our best to convince the world that Russia is a pariah.

    All this will accomplish is to steer Russia more into the Chinese/Eurasian orbit and eliminate any hope of the Russian people ever working with their fellow White Christians.

    • Replies: @Altai
  36. Decoy says:

    Washington D.C.would like to think that by encouraging and ultimately succeeding in starting a Russia/Ukraine war we have succeeded in “isolating” Russia. The average American however has the common sense to know that when one of your friendly neighbors has 1.4 BILLION people with a very large and growing economy, well then, you’re not really isolated. This war was preventable and unnecessary. Some common sense and understanding of the world’s power structure in 2022 would have been very beneficial.

  37. This is better than APOCALYPSE NOW.

    This is what a Trucker Convoy should be:

    • Thanks: RobinG
  38. @Dumbo

    LOL. Why would the “Ukrainians” fight for an evil, corrupt regime?
    Would you fight for Zelensky and for Globo-homo, Inc?

    I would only fight Russia if my back is against the wall and I have no choice. Kiev and Kharkiv are being surrounded and cut off. If the Russians are strangling my city and marching down my block then yeah I’m going to shoot at them.

    The Chinese obviously knew about this before hand (in exchange for support re: Taiwan), and the Arabs, what do they have to laugh about?

    Indeed. Jinping’s Feb. 4th approval probably gave Putin a sense of invulnerability. Vlad miscalculated, went full retard and invaded. The Arabs will be making money hand over fist as Russian oil is blockaded and banned and the white Christians are killing each other and destroying their economies…

  39. @Buzz Mohawk

    Ah, a Cucker Carlson fan.

    Can’t wait for Cucker’s riveting episode tonight.

    “Russia Invades Ukraine! But could Teh Chicoms secretly be behind the invasion?! To find out, let’s talk to Gordon Chang!”

    • Replies: @JR Foley
  40. niceland says:

    Good article and nice unwrapping of the situation. Thanks!

  41. barr says:

    Kuwait royals and neocon inspired neocon uncourgaed and neocon appointed thugs have a lot in common except seperation of long 31 years . Russia was enouraged,pressured,misled by West to enter into this situation hoping it will exact same dispositions that it agreed on Saddam.
    Fools use the same tools either they dont have other tools or too stupid to analyze the crisis or the opportunity.
    Sasdam lived in a bubble ,nowthe bubble have found new tenants.
    Ukranians are sacrifical lambs to propitiate the warthful revengeful American gods who wants to control Germany France and S Korea , Japan . Next victims might be Chinese in Tawain .

  42. anon[234] • Disclaimer says:

    Your whiteness doesnt wash . Has never and will never . That is a good dog whistle though to get cretins lined up behind Tucker Carlson’s anti Chinese prayers

  43. @Diana Johnstone

    Not a criticism, but I recall reading, some yeas ago, that Khrushchev’s “gift” of Crimea to Ukraine, was the gift of administration. It was already Soviet Socialist Republic and remained semi-autonomous up to the 2014 referendum.

  44. anonymous[350] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Another GOYIM WW I,II,III,,,meanwhile ISRAEL profitting TRILLIONS.. from helping RUSSIA overcome the Sanctions, selling USA Military secrets…they are planning to use the FED to cause another Great Depression and ROBBED the savings of the entire population.

  45. @Buzz Mohawk

    I’ve been trying to say this on Steve Sailer’s blog but it goes into the wind. The insanity there is beyond belief, led by resident loon Jack D.

    Slight digression: I’ve read that State Dept actually provoked this to kibosh the Nordstream2 pipeline. They are crazy enough for something like that, but I don’t buy it. You?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  46. @Observator

    …while propped up by an endless stream of most blatant falsehoods in the state propaganda apparatus. By all accounts Ukraine was finished in four hours…

    This quote won’t age well.

  47. Dumbo says:

    A great speech by Putin today.

    Say what you will, the guy is no Bidet, Maricón or Castreau.

  48. Herald says:

    Finally something useful at UR!


  49. This article is a fine analysis.

    Putin did something very smart in stating that Russia was attacking only military installations and that there was no threat to the Ukrainian civil population – to just stay home and everything would be okay. Also to state clearly that Russia had no intention of either “invading” Ukraine or in “occupying” it. He said Russia won’t force itself on anyone. Then, maybe the best, he said that Ukraine needs a “regime change”, but that this is for the Ukrainian people to do, not for Russia.

    I think these statements take most of the wind out of the US’ sails. I’m sure Putin is telling the truth, that there will be no invasion or occupation, giving the West little leverage in the aftermath.

    Moreover, this was not an idle threat, and I think it scared the West:

    “I would now like to say something very important for those who may be tempted to interfere in these developments from the outside. No matter who tries to stand in our way or all the more so create threats for our country and our people, they must know that Russia will respond immediately, and the consequences will be such as you have never seen in your entire history. No matter how the events unfold, we are ready. All the necessary decisions in this regard have been taken. I hope that my words will be heard.” (Western media noted that only a short time prior, Russia had carried out “nuclear exercises”, suggesting that “All the necessary decisions had been made.”)

    I think Biden wet his pants when he heard this.

    The developments of the next week will tell us much more. I expect the President of Ukraine to flee, and the country to elect a new government that may be willing to get rid of the US-inspired Nazis and clean up the nation. That would be the best solution and I think the West is expecting it. Boris Johnson has already said the UK would support the “Ukrainian government in exile”, so I think they expect it to happen. The US realises it have lost Ukraine forever as a puppet state. Only a few months ago they were still very confident they controlled Ukraine and could continue to use it to provoke Russia, but that dream is now dead. This is a much bigger loss than Afghanistan.

    • Agree: DevilAdvocate, JR Foley
    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @barr
    , @bombthe3gorgesdam
  50. Yanukovych was not overthrown. he abandoned his office when his people rose up against his betrayal of the country back under the thumb of Russia. The people on the Maidan were from all over the country. The east had been well represented.

    Only a very small number of people supported Yanukovych after he refused to sign the EU association agreement.

    As we have now seen, Putin is a liar. he said he would not invade. He invaded. The long term result is Putin’s extension of the 2014 invasion which is a revival of the savagery of the Russian regime under the Soviets. Putin is simply a rabid dog that needs to be put down before he hurts anyone else.

    It’s time for those of you that have been taken in by Putin to do some growing up and understand the fire you’ve been playing with.

  51. @Justrambling

    Biden’s new sanctions (24 Feb 2022) do not bite, just bark. That means US will continue to get Russian oil for now. Push your luck too much, that oil will stop flowing. And any price rise due to shortage is sweet news for Putin.

    “Hard times breed strong leaders; strong leaders bring good times; good times breed weaklings; and weaklings bring hard times.” Now we are in the last line. The weaklings of the American empire are so imbecile they cannot coherently hold a debate with Putin. They are elected by the big money, and serve only the big money. And they breed more big money monsters. These big money monsters are going to tear these weaklings soon.

    The essential conflict is very simple: who should obey whom in a country – a club of plutocrats, or a political leader? America and EU stand for the first, Putin and Xi for the second.

  52. When the whole US/Israel racket collapses, the whole world will rejoice.

    • Agree: Ace
    • Replies: @JR Foley
    , @Justrambling
  53. @RobinG

    It means: Ooh, the muck in here!
    (“muck” rhymes with “look”, not with “luck”)

  54. nosods says:

    “To be continued”

    The indispensable Diana Johnstone, still at it after all these years (& that’s a compliment & not a sneer) & amid all the din, still spot on it, too; like Chomsky & Buchanan. They just keep going & keep making sense in the fog & chaos of war (real & virtual) & the deception enveloping it. You may not always agree with them (& they often times don’t agree with one another), but they’re always worth listening to. Their great energy, great endurance, great integrity, & great accumulated wisdom are all the more rare & valuable in today’s social media babel, than when they started out. Can’t wait for the next installment. And many more to come!

  55. @Old Brown Fool

    Have you heard of the globalist agenda(s)?

    These “leaders” all attend the same conferences and they all enslave the commoners.

    Wake up, stupid! Tyranny is real.

  56. Thomasina says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    “This is the height of stupidity.”

    The last 60 years have been the height of stupidity. Does anybody get the feeling that the Ruling Class in the U.S. WANT the destruction of the U.S.? It sure seems that way.

    Insane immigration policies, economic bubble after economic bubble, inflation, the offshoring of jobs to China, rigged election, Covid, “diversity is our strength”, CRT, the coddling of Blacks, crime-ridden cities, inequality, homelessness, and on and on.

    China, which would NEVER have been built up without the U.S., is going to be the beneficiary of some cheap oil from Russia.

    Is this all-out destruction of the U.S. deliberate? Do the Western elites have all their money on Red China?

  57. Democrats more pro-war than Republican base.

    Video Link

  58. Altai says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    But the drive enough to go to risk war with Russia to preserve total dominance is driven by neocon desires to keep their golem free to intervene at will in the Middle East for Israel and a broader instinct towards aggression and military action to keep the precedent of it to make interventions happen with fewer questions or apprehensions at home.

    Full spectrum dominance is nice but I don’t think the non-Kagans and Frum’s in the halls of the USA would think it’s worth the same cost in death, destruction and chaos. They don’t have the same mentality anyway even if they had the motivations.

    Yup, Russia and China are already building a parallel system and excluding Russia from more of the Western one will just speed things up. China is behind Russia in some ways in aerospace and Russia has been reluctant to get more involved since China seemed so good at just stealing their designs but now? Who knows. Certainly they’ll want to cooperate on hypersonic missiles too.

    And once China gets ahead how can they be stopped? Even more troubling, huge Chinese diasporas across the world who create an unprecedented political tangle.

    China and Russia should be in conflict with each other and Russia seeking military alliance with the West but here we are.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
    , @denk
  59. Arius says:

    Wonderful to see Diana Johnstone at
    Her reporting in the 1990’s on Yugoslavia was the best.

  60. JR Foley says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    1,000,000,000,000 for a one year USA war chest —create an enemy and overthrow third nation leaders who do not suck DC’s penis. Putin stated he has no intention to kill civilians –unlike USA and NATO in Afghanistan and elsewhere. The USA cabal cancer has finally met its match. Things are now going to be put back to the USA going home- and NATO folded as it should have done when Warsaw Pact was abandoned. Good for Putin–put the fist to these Nazis and round up the Nazis in Kyiv–execute the lot. Most are underworld thugs anyway and the Jews are on top –Poroshenko – Zelensky–.The color revolution has been exposed—Yanukovich was elected by the PEOPLE of Ukraine –and the color revolution deposed him to have greater access for NATO to expand into Ukraine and confront Russia-USA BROKE the accord.

  61. JR Foley says:

    You have human rights –freedom –democracy–in the United States of America –what more do you want ??? A leadership responsible to its people?

  62. JR Foley says:
    @Joe Paluka

    John Hagee will be upset indeed !!!


    Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs “Toria” Nuland was the “mastermind” behind the Feb. 22, 2014 “regime change” in Ukraine, plotting the overthrow of the democratically elected government of President Viktor Yanukovych while convincing the ever-gullible US mainstream media that the coup wasn’t really a coup but a victory for “democracy.”

    Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who pushed for the Ukraine coup and helped pick the post-coup leaders.

    To sell this latest neocon-driven “regime change” to the American people, the ugliness of the coup-makers had to be systematically airbrushed, particularly the key role of neo-Nazis and other ultra-nationalists from the Right Sektor. For the US-organized propaganda campaign to work, the coup-makers had to wear white hats, not brown shirts.

    So, for nearly a year and a half, the West’s mainstream media, especially The New York Times and The Washington Post, twisted their reporting into all kinds of contortions to avoid telling their readers that the new regime in Kiev was permeated by and dependent on neo-Nazi fighters and Ukrainian ultra-nationalists who wanted a pure-blood Ukraine, without ethnic Russians.

    Robert Kagan (/ˈkeɪɡən/; born September 26, 1958) is an American neoconservative[1][2] scholar, and critic of U.S. foreign policy and a leading advocate of liberal interventionism.[3]

    A co-founder of the neoconservative Project for the New American Century,[4][5][6] he is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[7][non-primary source needed] Kagan has been a foreign policy adviser to U.S. Republican presidential candidates as well as Democratic administrations via the Foreign Affairs Policy Board. He writes a monthly column on world affairs for The Washington Post. During the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, Kagan left the Republican Party due to the party’s nomination of Donald Trump and endorsed the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, for president.


    Obviously the loss of Ukraine is a huge loss for the PNACers. It is also true you can not discuss US Foreign policy in the Ukraine outside of Jewish interest. This article is Kosher, it does not mention why Jews are so interested in Ukraine and what the end game might be.

    The Jews in D.C. created a coup in Ukraine – then the started genociding ethnic Russians, this created a civil war, and it was bait for Putin. The bear baiters were Jews, Neocon Jews. And this may be part of a larger strategy to get the Greater Israel project back on track, as it was Putin who came in and saved Syria.

    So now that Russia is weighed down by Ukraine, will Israel launch a secret night strike into Iran?

    • Thanks: Miro23, Ace
  64. annamaria says:

    The UNZ forum has made you aparently distraught. Can you clarify, what did upset you so much? Was it the unfaroable mention of Ihor Kolomojsky, a leader of the Ukrainian Jewish Community and principal financier of the famous Azov Battalion:

    a right-wing extremist and Neo-Nazi Ukrainian National Guard:
    Do you recognize the logo?

    Mr. Kolomojsky is a dual citizen of Ukraine and Israel; the latter has been having no objections to Mr. Kolomojsky’s lovefest with the followers of Bandera. Since 2014 (a year when Ukraine had become a colony of the US) Ukraine enjoys regular neo–nazi parades glorifying the 14th Waftfen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician):

    Or perhaps you don’t like mentions of Mrs. Nuland-Kagan, a foreign policy advisor to Dick Cheney, US Permanent Representative to NATO from 2005 to 2008, and the main maker of the bloody regime-change in Ukraine in 2014? D0 you disagree with the following”

    the U.S. plot to overthrow Ukraine’s elected government — and America’s responsibility for a civil war that has killed at least 13,000 people and left Ukraine the poorest country in Europe
    In the process, Nuland, her husband Robert Kagan — co-founder of The Project for a New American Century [PNAC] — and their neocon cronies succeeded in sending U.S.-Russian relations into a dangerous downward spiral from which they have yet to recover.

    The regime-change in Ukraine has been followed by the catastrophic deterioration of the Ukrainian economy and by neo-nazification of Ukraine: Since the bloody and bad-mouth Jewess Nudelman had destroyed representative democracy in Ukraine and helped to initiate a civil war there, Ukraine has been having regular neo-nazi parades glorifying SS and Bandera. In Ukraine, zionist and neo-nazis united, driven by their vosceral hatred of Russia. the fact that the Jewish State has been sending Istaei-made rifles to the Banderites?
    Thsi forum is also not particularly friendly towards Chrystia Freeland – a progeny of a Nazi collabotaro Chomyak and neonazi in her own right. She is a died-in-the-wool banderite from a tender age. It si up to her influence that Canadian military has been training Ukrainian self-proclaimed neonazis. The recent manifestations of fascism in Canada in response to Freedom Convoy’s peaceful demonstrations were brought to practice by this meghera.

    • Thanks: Justrambling
  65. Abbybwood says:
    @Old and Grumpy

    Very interesting how a major waterway was just diverted back to Crimea by Russia:

  66. barr says:

    On February 15 Professor John J. Mearsheimer gave a talk (video) about the Ukraine crisis. He starts out (at 3min) by explaining who has caused it:

    The United States, mainly, and its allies are responsible for this crisis.
    I recommend to watch it in full.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  67. I fully realised, after reading Herman and Chomsky’s ‘The Washington Connection’ and Chomsky’s ‘Fateful Triangle’, that the USA is the greatest Evil ever to afflict humanity. In the years since I have also come to realise that the USA will destroy humanity.
    This effort by Putin, which, while it confounds my thoughts which were sure that he would NOT invade, is most welcome. If he can root out the Ukronazis and Zionazis who have turned the Ukraine into a sewer, a brothel, a training-ground for neo-Nazis and a failed State, it will be a great victory for humanity. The Atlanticist West is radical Evil, and any way to bring it down is welcome. Unfortunately if these efforts seem to be bearing fruit, the Imperial goons will destroy humanity if they can no longer rule over it. Their Satanic training and conditioning demands nothing less.

  68. @Yukon Jack

    Some visages just shriek ‘Evil!!!’, and this, surely, is one.

  69. @Altai

    China and Russia should be in conflict with each other

    No, they should be partners, and the rest of Asia, Europe, and Africa should join the conflict-free zone. The pustule can be squeezed out and Palestine’s oil and gas developed. The US? Who cares? Just go home yanqui and have a nice life.

  70. @Thomasina

    Only a REAL racist moron would declare that China, the most creative and productive civilization in history, could NOT have been built without the USA. It would just have taken a little longer. ‘Red’ China reveals the arthropod mentality at work here.

    • Replies: @Thomasina
  71. Biff says:

    This coming week would be an ideal time for Xi to take back Taiwan.

  72. @Paperback Writer

    I do indeed think part of this is Nordstream-2. That pipeline would increase the trading relationship between Europe and Russia, but it is part of a bigger picture. Do not look at Nordstream-2 as “the” reason for anything. Look at the relationships Europe has — with the US and with Russia.

    To me the tragic thing is how Our Powerful, our de facto leaders have done their damnedest to ruin any chance that Russia could reconnect with the West. There was a potentially Great White ally there after the fall of the communism my wife suffered under, but no, we had to put the kibosh on it.

    Says who?

    I don’t pretend to know. I just posit the question.

    BTW, study where and from whom communism came. Again, I am poorly educated, so I’m not sure about any of this, but it is curious just who the commenters are here who are the most opposed to Christian, White Russia.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  73. @Old Brown Fool

    Well said. Speaking of debate, anyone else here noticed that neither the RT app nor the website is now accessible? It happened between late yesterday and now. There was a healthy dose of posts highly critical of America’s foreign policy hypocrisy and that of her European puppets, the kind not easily found on the MSM websites which were all singing the same chorus of propaganda and BS. Sort of reminiscent of the WMD chorus and mushroom clouds in the run up to the Iraq war. A former British ambassador had suggested that RT be banned to enable the alliance of cowards to use a single narrative on Ukraine.

  74. @Joe Paluka

    More than any other, it is that racket that has put world peace on an indefinite hold. As long as that most evil of axes exists, world peace will remain a distant dream.

  75. sally says:

    Theories are not facts.. a few of the facts follow.. I was among many of the victims of these patent, copyright and environmental laws.
    First Turman proclaimed ownership of all of the land under the sea and 20 miles inland..
    next the Scranton Commission decided the best way to control oil and gas reserves to certain producers was to install environmental laws.
    and may more acts but these are the main ones started the college programs on the environment.
    to implement the EPA they had to have some experts.. ..
    These environmental acts cut nearly a million persons out of the oil and gas and related industroes in America. The laws and their vicious enforcement shut down nearly all domestic Oil and gas, and many businesses that used the stuff. Oil went from \$ 12 -\$18 /bbl to unconscionably high prices per bbl. it was very very difficult to get a license to drill anything. the bulk of the industry was moved to Saudi Arabia.

    I observe that the businesses in China and other places were for a long time the people in the foreign place did the work, and the oligarchs profited because via royalty, license or dividend revenues received by licensing the know how to the Chinese or other foreign persons.

    For example the patent owners of a certain fiber process I am familiar with, licensed their patent to the Koreans and made more money off the license than ever they did in a \$40 million production facility in USA governed America. But nearly 1,000 Americans were put out of a job in just that one example.

    Without copyright and patents; licenses would not have been made. because nothing would stop the licensee from ignoring the license and producing the stuff just as soon as the licensee understood the licensed process. Without copyrights and patents the licenses could not have been made, and none of the businesses would ever have left America.

    I say it again, the biggest reason America has no industry is because of the patent, copyright and the restrictive environmental laws. And the people that wrote those laws knew exactly what those laws would do to the Americans who depended on those industries for their jobs.

  76. @Quartermaster

    Putin is simply a rabid dog that needs to be put down before he hurts anyone else.
    It’s time for those of you that have been taken in by Putin to do some growing up and understand the fire you’ve been playing with.

    Even his staunched supporters have declared him mad. It’s open season on him from now on.

  77. @annamaria

    Thirteen Ukrainian border guards were killed on Snake Island in the Black Sea as a result of a missile and artillery strike by the Russian occupation troops. This was reported on Facebook by Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs.
    “The Russian ship offers the garrison of Snake Island to surrender. Was sent to hell! Next came a rocket and artillery strike. Thirteen Ukrainian border guards were killed. Perhaps the brave hero who had told the superior enemy to fuck off, as the Zaporozhye Cossacks sent the enemies of Ukraine, died as well. Eternal glory to the heroes! Shame and death to the Russian invaders!” – he wrote.
    Read more here:

    • Replies: @annamaria
  78. @Yukon Jack

    I can’t quite figure Putin out.

    Why would he go along with the covid charade?

    • Replies: @Yukon Jack
  79. @Buzz Mohawk

    Says who?

    I don’t pretend to know. I just posit the question.

    There is a whole school of them, but you can start with Jack Matlock. Google him.

    BTW, study where and from whom communism came. Again, I am poorly educated, so I’m not sure about any of this, but it is curious just who the commenters are here who are the most opposed to Christian, White Russia.

    If you’re talking about Jews, Jack D and I cancel each other out. Don’t judge the world by the eccentric commenters here.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  80. RobinG says:

    Mearsheimer video was very interesting, thanks, but what a difference a day makes!

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  81. @Ralph B. Seymour

    I don’t know, but my first guess is money. In fact I don’t know if Russia really played along because I am not over there and all the news is fake.



    Why do hospitals go along with it? Shit tons of money.

    1. Covid positive test you get \$5000

    2. Put patient on ventilator – \$35,000

    3. Kill patient with Remdesivir, list as Covid death get \$120,000


    Why did John Kerry link Global Warming to Russian invasion?

    John Kerry is slammed for saying he hopes Putin stays ‘on track’ to fight CLIMATE CHANGE as Russia prepared to invade Ukraine

    Kerry told BBC Arabic that the invasion may make people ‘lose focus’
    He reminded Putin that ’66 percent of the nation’ used to be ‘over frozen land’
    ‘Now it’s thawing and his infrastructure is at risk’, Biden’s climate envoy added
    Interview aired as Russia launched an all-out assault on Ukraine from all sides
    Republicans tore into his ‘despicable’ comments and criticized him…raine.html


    Like Covid deaths, the hospital gets paid for each patient, each ventilator, and each death. What do you get for product placement in a movie? All they have to do is make an money offer for promoting the product. Promote global warming on the news broadcast, you get so many bucks every time the news caster says the words – thus we have a logical reason why they pump it constantly, it is a spigot of easy money.

    So I postulate Kerry gets paid a nice chunk of money every time he mentions and links global warming or climate change to any event. Since Kerry has a high ranking government position, his words carry more weight, so that means he gets a greater stipend than a run of mill scientist hack farming grant money.

    And perhaps Russia was getting money also, but I do not know.

  82. Ace says:

    A thoughtful article, especially your point about the “total refusal to understand the other.” The Russians recently echoed that saying NATO refuses to hear them.

    The Fox coverage tonight also proceeded from a “Putin the tyrant” standpoint and I heard no discussion, let alone mention, of Russia’s historical experience, the promise not to expand NATO, Nuland’s regime change operation, the initial banning of Russian in the west of Ukraine, US moves to take the Russian Black Sea naval base, the history of “Ukraine,” NATO and US/UK provocations in the Black Sea, NATO exercises on Russia’s border, emplacement of missiles in Romania and Poland/Montenegro (?), ramped up reconnaissance flights along the Russian border, the rationale of NATO expansion after 1997, the Georgian attack on Russian troops in S. Ossetia, the relevance of Kosovo, the referendum in Crimea, Russian force used to “take over” Crimes, the bridge stunt at the Kersh Straits, the legality of US actions in Libya, Syria, etc., the absolute BS about R2P and the (barf) rules-based international order, relevant Putin speeches, US regime-change efforts in Belarus and Khazakhstan, contemptible efforts to pin the Skripal and Navalny poisonings on Putin, US arming of Ukraine, US/UK/Canadian training of the Ukrainian military, vicious shelling of the LPR and DPR for years prior, Ukrainian sabotage of the Minsk agreements, the absurdity of Russiagate and the asinine expulsions, and the recent shelling all along the LOC. I might have left something out.

    But Vlad the Tyrant pines for Soviet Union. Makes perfect sense.

    A couple of quibbles. Sting operations are also normal for FBI agents who are not corrupt and there was nothing artificial about the Cold War. Remember MAJ Nicholson!

    • Replies: @Ace
  83. Jews and Nazis make strange bedfellows. They still seem to be acting in unison in the Ukraine even under pressure of the Russian offensive. No falling out or blaming each other yet; it’s all anti-Russian hatred in both camps.

  84. Ron Unz says:

    Mearsheimer video was very interesting, thanks, but what a difference a day makes!

    Well, in fairness, the video presentation was actually recorded more than a week ago on February 15th. However, I just exchanged a couple of notes with Prof. Mearsheimer, and he was just as surprised by Putin’s decision to invade as I was.

  85. Thomasina says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    “Only a REAL racist moron would declare that China, the most creative and productive civilization in history, could NOT have been built without the USA. It would just have taken a little longer. ‘Red’ China reveals the arthropod mentality at work here.”

    Oh, now you’re just being silly and arrogant. A little longer? How about “a lot longer”! If ever.

    “Here’s our money, here’s our factories, here’s our technology. Yes, yes, we will agree to making your elites one-half partners in our enterprises. Yes, yes and yes. You just supply the cheap labor and agree to no environmental controls and we’re in. We will even look the other way as you launder your money into the West. If you hold up your end of the bargain, we will hold up ours.”

    On a silver platter. That’s how China was built. Industry was shipped from one side of the world to the other, and the winners were the U.S. and Chinese elites. The losers were the American public, the people you live next door to now.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  86. Time Person of the Year 1938: Adolf Hitler

    Time Person of the Year 2007: Vladimir Putin

    2007 -1938 = 69 years

    Now Putin is Hitler on Drudge (24 Feb 2022)


    Hitler invades Poland: Sep 1st, 1939

    Putin invades Ukraine: Feb 2nd, 2022

    82 years, 5 months, 21 days excluding the end date.

    Hitler almost had the bomb, and he had V-2 rockets. Putin has the bomb and hypersonic delivery. Hitler started the war a decade early and lost. Putin bided his time and got his nation prepared, he tested his nuclear forces to make sure they are ready.

    Looks to me Putin is going to win.

  87. @Ron Unz

    Some stock market analysts actually predicted Russia would invade, when the RTS index turned down after the completion of a contracting triangle pattern, see this video:

    Russia’s stock market crashed big today:

  88. RobinG says:
    @Ron Unz

    There are analysts, such as Scott Ritter and Mark Sloboda, who weren’t at all surprised. In fact they’ve been saying since December that this [intervention] was highly probable. So Feb. 15 is no biggie. As Mark said then, the Russians were well within striking distance. Others (Ray McGovern, I believe) pointed out that NATO in Ukraine was an existential threat to Russia, so sanctions would have no deterrence.

    Mearsheimer seemed to have a blind spot which was most apparent when he answered the students’ questions. First, he several times referenced that US had gotten away with enlarging NATO twice, that the Russians had been rather passive. But he never mentioned the obvious, that Russia was extremely weak at that time and had no power to resist effectively.

    Then, when asked about US pathological hatred of Russia, he neglected the decades long anti-Putin campaign, still ongoing, waged by Bill Browder. Joe Biden, et al. In 2005, Biden introduced Sen. Res. 322, for the benefit of oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky who indulged in pillaging Russia in the 1990’s. Biden’s cosponsors were John McCain and Barack Obama.
    Under Obama in 2012, the Magnitsky Act – referred to as the opening salvo of the New Cold War – was passed. Even though in jail, Khodorkovsky funded Browder’s lobbying for the bill.

    I found these 2 oversights a little odd, considering how well versed Mearsheimer is. They are foundationally important to the story, imo.

  89. The WHAT and HOW are explained in details, the WHY remained. But then, a hint is found.

    What is truly diabolical is that, while constantly accusing the Russian bear of plotting to expand, the whole policy is directed at goading it into expanding!

    The diabolical cannot be explained rationally. Plunder and murder, oppression and perversity, usury and sodomy are what they spread while pontificating about human rights and democracy. Power has become an end in itself, not just a means, as in 1984. The diabolical has to constantly terrorize and hurt someone. If it talks about peace, it’s the peace of the graveyard after annihilating all those standing in its way. If it talks about love, it’s the diabolical kind of Sodom’s lust.

    The West had a choice. They could have followed in the civilizing and inspiring traditions of the Christian past, or they could have become the true inheritors of the ancient Roman and modern Nazi barbarisms. Events around the world, from lraq to Libya, from Ethiopia to Serbia, from Vietnam to Cuba, etc., illustrate what choice the leaders of the West have made while putting their populations to sleep by their lying propaganda and filthy entertainment machines.

    Russia has finally come to the defence of her beleaguered people after 8 long years because, thanks be to God!, she still has the capabilities and the will to do so. As for the rest of us weak peoples around the world who have been marked for destruction by the Empire and their dogs, we eagerly and prayerfully await God’s Judgment on Babylon.

    “Come out of her, My people, lest you partake of her affliction.”

    Come swiftly O Lord, for thine enemies have raised up their heads.

    Thank you dear Madam Diana Johnstone!

    • Replies: @Robert Konrad
  90. @Paperback Writer

    Thank you for referring me to Jack Matlock and others in your “group of realists.” I went to Matlock’s website and have just read the essay by Richard Sakwa. It aligns with my thoughts on the subject.

    Thank you also for opening my eyes to the fact that you cancel out certain “eccentric commenters.” I had no idea, and I am embarrassed now by what I wrote. I stand corrected, and I value your comments.

    BTW, my wife’s brother in Romania told us yesterday that he is now paying the equivalent of \$8 per gallon of gasoline there. They’ve always had high fuel prices, but events now threaten to really hurt them, especially since incomes there are much lower than here.

    This whole mess, which I consider to have been caused by “my” government, could turn into a real tragedy for many people across Europe. They only recently climbed out of the poverty that communism brought about, and now they may fall back into economic hardship. They do not deserve this.

    Take care.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  91. JR Foley says:

    Gordon G Chang is “up to date “with all the —wrong information. Gordon G Chang is like the cartoon character Bullwinkle attempting to pull a rabbit out of his hat and meeting with surprise misfortune each and every time.

  92. Ace says:

    The Overheated Rhetoric Award is yours.

    Things seemed to be de-escalating until the Ukrainians shelled the DPR and LPR all along the LOC. A better way of convincing the Russians of Ukrainian intransigence, aggressive intent, anti-Russian animus, desire to employ violence, obedience to US orders, and complete disinterest in abiding by the Minsk agreements could not be found.

  93. Ace says:

    It’s deliberate. As S. Holmes puts it, “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” It’s impossible that such a litany of destructive decisions could be taken all by accident then active malevolence is operating in the elite no matter how improbable that might appear.

    • Thanks: Thomasina
  94. Barr says:

    Ukraine should serve as a warning to Taiwan and to other S China sea’s littoral states . When push comes to shove , there will be no actors wetting their toes in the water but would be active cheering and throwing some life vests to the drowning kids . Nothing more . US nor UK has ever faced a worthy protagonist. They have other die for them .
    That what happens when the deadly combination of worshipping oneself ( western upper echelons ) combine with the beliefs that one should die selflessly for abstract lofty patriotic or religious goals . It’s not that the later is not a defensible idea or a worthy mission but it is for the fact that the self-worshippers will get the patriotic or religious folks die actually for them by creating certain narrative and channeling mass propaganda . They will make it like as if the later were as stake .
    Last night again on Hannity show we heard the host as well as the guest praising the long dead radical anti modernist Mujaheddin . Fox was promoting a sequel to the brutal passionate horror movie for premiering in Ukraine.

    India should be careful not to against Russia despite pressure . China is making inroads through eastern Mynamaar to connect to Thailand to reach the Bay of Bengal .

    • Replies: @Malla
  95. @annamaria

    Ukraine is suffering a neo-judaification/Holodomorization falsly described as “neo-nazification”;
    Ukraine seems under false flag with the misuse of runic symbols through Jews & hyenas.

    A Jewish anachronism it is that the past 8 years the descendants of Holodomor organizers (i.e. Maidan regime) organized the descendants of the Holodomor victims to holodomorize their orthodox (Russian) brothers?

    Parallel to the local mischief the Maidan regime and their international mafia of descendants of the Holodomor organizers make sure that their local mislead misinformed goy are damned internationally as “Nazi” and all Nazi (Christ consciousness) must hence be bad.

    If you want to get clearer on Nazi-terminology look no further (or look further):

    • Thanks: Towey
    • Replies: @Kurt Knispel
    , @annamaria
  96. neutral says:

    The US propaganda media outlets use comic book and Hollywood style morals to agitate for war, but I am beginning to seriously believe that all the lever pullers are using exactly the same for all their decisions. I don’t think there are any serious thinkers left anymore, the type that would have a deep understanding of the history and politics of the states they are dealing with, those types have probably all been pushed out by ideologues that are a worst combination of both stupid and fanatical. This means eventually there will be a nuclear war.

  97. @Kurt Knispel

    Regarding Asow leads:
    The much taunted Stepan Bandera came from a Russian-Polish borderland.
    Bandera was 1934 sentenced to death in Poland for involvement in the assassination of a Interior Minister Bronisław Pieracki. He remained in prison until 1939 and was released by the invasion of the Wehrmacht.
    Stepan Bandera had led the nationalists.
    Later Bandera participated in the formation of the battalions “Nightingale” and “Roland” as the Legion of Ukrainian Nationalists, which fought alongside Germany.
    In July 1941, Bandera was taken into German custody for criminal acts and war crimes (!) committed by Ukrainian soldiers and for proclaiming an “independent Ukrainian state” without collusion/agreement with Germany.
    From September 25, 1944, he fought with the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in the east with Russian partisans (!) against Germany and lastly against the invading Red Army. Russians against Russians. After the Soviet reconquest of Ukraine Bandera was one of the leaders of an armed formation fighting the Red Army’s rear.
    After the end of the Second Jewish World War, his escaping from the FSB started. The USSR had sentenced him to death in absentia. Bandera went into hiding in the American zone in Germany.
    On October 15, 1959, agents killed Bandera in the entrance to his apartment building in Munich with a poison weapon. One of the perpetrators, Poolish Bogdan Staschynskij, was later sentenced to eight years in prison and released after four years.
    Bandera was elevated to the status of Hero of Ukraine in 2010 by the dollar man Juka…something or the other pocket.
    Approx. one million Russians fought with the Wehrmacht against Red Fascism.
    Till today Russian children whose parents are from the freed Wehrmacht regions seeking higher office (e.g. as judge) are obliged to state their home region (as a discriminatory factor).
    Nazis everywhere? I have ever only come to know one Nazi.

  98. @Thomasina

    Always instructive to see the depth of race and cultural hatred of China among the most vicious Western supremacists. And the self-delusion. Why don’t you travel to China, check out the hyper-modern cities, the fabulous infrastructure, the vast reforestation projects, the increasing number of cultural facilities etc, then return to the faeces-strewn streets of the USA, and try to learn a lesson in HUMILITY.

    • Replies: @Thomasina
    , @neutral
  99. Malla says:

    India should be careful not to against Russia despite pressure .

    India is keeping good relationship with Russia.

    PM Modi meets President Vladimir Putin, calls Russia ‘trustworthy partner’

    India has decided to get closer to the West only because of the behaviour of China (not my opinion, Govt and most people). It is doing a job of balancing in between two.

    BTW it is Turkish president Erdogan who is making strongest anti-Russian statements in all of NATO.

    Erdogan on the Russian military operation in Ukraine: ‘Not acceptable’ TRT World

  100. @anno nimus

    “thanks be to God!” And thanks be to the Great Flying Spaghetti!

  101. Thomasina says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    “Always instructive to see the depth of race and cultural hatred of China among the most vicious Western supremacists.”

    Yes, and it’s always instructive to see the depths of delusional thinking. I am not arguing the fact that China has modernized, but, rather, what facilitated this modernization (something you refuse to acknowledge).

    It is a case of “if we build it, they will come”. When the U.S. elites colluded with the Chinese elites to ship American manufacturing to China, the peasants were enticed to leave the countryside. Cheap labor and no environmental controls were the big draws. The American elites partnered up with the Chinese elites and both sides made a fortune. Huge trade surpluses for China; huge trade deficits for the U.S.

    One country was stripped for the other. One country gained while the other one lost. Only arrogance and false pride prevents you from acknowledging this fact. Instead, the “winner” smugly sits there and tries to pretend that they did it all on their own. Without American help, none of this would have happened, at least not in this timeframe.

    “…faeces-strewn streets of the USA.” Yes, as I said above, the American elites have let us down. What was once a beautiful country has been completely destroyed by them. China has been a direct beneficiary of this destruction.

    Don’t talk to me about humility. I doubt you know the meaning.

    • Agree: JR Foley, Poco
    • Replies: @barr
  102. @Ron Unz

    He made the same mistaken prediction on Chicago Tonight just a day or two before the invasion. Sad!

    (Mearsheimer’s remarks begin at about 4 minutes and 20 seconds into the video)

    Mearsheimer must have been completely blindsided by the invasion, as it goes against everything he’s been claiming about Putin (that he’s a highly rational and strategic realist) for years. Does he still think that Putin is acting rationally? Maybe setting up a distraction so that China can invade Taiwan while USA focusing on Europe?

  103. barr says:
    @Larry Romanoff

    Russia needs to impose samctions on American and Euroepan banks operating in Russia . Otherwise these banks will dominate Russian finances for forseeable future . It also should stop supplying gas to Europe . It should increase its presence in Africa and Latin America .
    But most importnaly Putin should retire the Atlantist to pasture .

    • Replies: @Kurt Knispel
  104. barr says:

    China ‘s rise is intimately related to the destrcution of American loss of manufacturing capacities . For the sake of arguments, lets accecpt it . Given that scenario in which America is still making matches ,needles , scissors ,ballons,jeans MAGA cap and lap tops and i-phones , and China is in pre 80 what sort of America would it have been for all tegse eyars from 1980 ? America would have been unable to loot Russia, wage war aginst Iraq or Balkan or Syria or impose sanctions on countries like Iran and Venejuala .
    These financializtion of US economy and dollraization iof the world economy wouldnot have been
    possible without the Chinese dollars and Japanese dollars returning to USA. Neither the foreign wars could have been waged . Isarel would still be where it was in 1970 – entirely dependent on USA.

    Russia without any help rose from the ashes it was buried in from 1989 to 1999. It was already doing poorly from1975 . It lost lot of peopel from migrations and deaths .
    How did it manage to rise ? Devastated post Europe rose partly due to American market and Ameican massive financial helps .Russia didnt get any help.

    So China could have done what it has. It might have taken it ten more years.

    • Replies: @Thomasina
  105. @barr

    “Russia needs to…” stop exporting its oil to the Jewnighted States of Israhell.

    BidenLeak is not sanctioning the US oil imports from Russia but the gas exports from Russia into the American zone (ru. prison) over Germany with the effect of us, German workers, now having a gas bill two till four times as high as before.

  106. Thomasina says:

    “Devastated post Europe rose partly due to American market and Ameican massive financial helps .Russia didnt get any help.

    So China could have done what it has. It might have taken it ten more years.”

    Wasn’t Russia a lot further ahead than China was? I mean, Russia had a space program, an advanced military, and a ton of resources to exploit and sell. Russia wasn’t the lucky beneficiary (like China was) of having U.S. manufacturing gifted to them. China had the wind at its back and clear sailing while Russia has had to fight headwinds and storms.

    Without U.S. manufacturing, what would China have sold? China just became the new Japan; it copied well and exported into the U.S. market.

    On their own, it would have taken China a lot more than “ten more years”.

    • Replies: @Barr
  107. neutral says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    You want to be both a Han supremacist and a concern trolling racial equality SJW, which means nobody will agree with you.

    • Replies: @bombthe3gorgesdam
  108. @Buzz Mohawk

    (temporary reconnect)

    No offense taken.

    Comic relief. The propaganda is in high gear now, the regime is hyperventilating:

    (disconnecting – for real now)

  109. Barr says:

    You are not simply admitting the the dynamical nature of the loss of the US manufacturing and rise of the Chinese manufacturing to the rise of the Goliath/behemoth US in the world stage financed by cheap labor cheap wages and funneling of those dollars to USA . Without those dollars US would have been a country at best a non-european German or at worst a non European – Ireland and anything in between .

    NK has nuclear program vast missile program has resources and a big military .

    India opened in 1991. Brazil was US colony until 2000 and USA could have done anything with that 100 million plus country with resources .

    Russian rise is not related to US but to slow over all exposure to the Europeans over the cultures .But the steep military -scientific rise in 1940s and steep civilc-military-scientific rise again in 2000 are

    purely home-made . Nation can do.China could have .

    Now one way to totally shred the ideas you are entertaining will be to look at the types of Chinese products year by year that made to USA or UE or other countries and see what types of products they’re and are.

    “On their own, it would have taken China a lot more than “ten more years” Yes I can agree to the possibility .

    But in that case we are talking about China stuck in 1980 or earlier . But it applies to USA also -it would have remained stuck in 1980 or earlier and both making scientific and military advances slowly with equal pace without dislocation of civic life . Its the dislocation of the civic life in US and EU that have been generating the conversations we are having at MSM, UNZ , and social media today .
    It can be debated that American looting would have possibly not continued in ME Africa Latin America because China with its poverty ideology but highly effective military would have dented US’s grips severely It simply wouldn’t have allowed it. That grips continued with aggressive posture and more exploitative elements after 1990. Think of all the rise in the phenomena people call America . Its rise is intimately related to declining Russia, self -doubting China and departure of the leftists resistance of Asia Africa and Latin America .
    Washington DC would have remained a village and Silicon Valley wouldn’t have been known beyond the circle of the tech . Hedge fund or Private equity decimating everything wouldn’t have been heard plowing money in to Silicon

    So many things – we can debate and argue- wouldn’t have taken place and China wouldn’t have missed much because there was nothing to miss.

  110. annamaria says:

    That was a lie – and you have parroted it.
    Here is the truth: The neonazi Ukrainian press showed pictures of two women “killed by Russians in Kiev.” The women happened to be two teachers from Horlivka. Their former students (one of them living in Italy right now) recognized the victims, and the dwellers of Horlivka have confirmed that the teachers were murdered by Banderites.
    Reminder: it was the US ziocon-controlled regime in Kiev, which refused to follow the Minsk I and Minsk II agreements. After 8 years of indiscriminate killing, the neonazi goons are getting a well-deserved response.
    The US (and Canadian) zionists, who have been supporting Ukrainian neonazis for all these 8 years, are now standing with their pants down. So much for “never again.”

  111. annamaria says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    “Jewish anachronism it is that the past 8 years the descendants of Holodomor organizers (i.e. Maidan regime) organized the descendants of the Holodomor victims to holodomorize their orthodox (Russian) brothers?”
    — Agree. In a sadistic twist of names, the name of the main organizer of the 2014 putsch, Nuland-Kagan, rhimes with the name of the main organizer of Holodomor (and the right hand of Stalin) Lazar Kaganovich.

    Leading Jewish Communists showed different degrees of extremism in their Communist radicalism. For instance, during the 1918-1921 civil war, Zinoviev called for the extermination of the bourgeoisie as a class. (p. 23). In addition, during this time, Kaganovich endorsed Trotsky’s policy of shooting military commanders and commissars for breaches of discipline. (p. 27).

    Author Rees has some strong words about Kaganovich, portraying him as a selfish opportunist… Rees identifies Lazar Kaganovich as the most prominent Jew in Soviet public life (p. 246), and as a person who was indispensable to Stalin in the 1930’s. (p. 247). …

    Kaganovich, as general secretary of the Ukrainian Communist Party, was a forthright exponent of forcible grain seizure. … He [Kaganovich] was the principal author of the Urals-Siberian method of grain procurement of 1929-30 that acted as a prelude to forcible collectivization. He facilitated the mass deportation of the kulaks and played a key role in the expulsion of Kuban peasants in 1932. In the years of famine, he was the most vocal supporter of Stalin’s draconian law… (p. 272). Note that Kaganovich was at the height of his power as Stalin’s deputy, in 1930-1935. (p. 123). This covered the years of the HOLODOMOR.

    It is both horrific and ironic that Banderites (the followers of Stepan Bandera who professed the genocide of Jews) have become the obedient tool of zionists. In fact, Banderites in Canada were carefully nurtured by American and Canadian zionists.

    • Replies: @Kurt Knispel
  112. annamaria says:

    Nuland-Kagan is now your heroine. Amazing.
    Ukrainian and Canadian Banderites are an obedient tool of Zionists. Until this simple truth downs on you, your obsession with Putin will continue.
    Russia has had more than enough of Trotskyists (Jewish Bolsheviks). As for Ukraine, it has become Zionized and Nazified at once. This fact should have given you some food for thought and made you pause instead of wasting your time on writing childish invectives of the same stinky kind that the CIA-controlled (and zionists-owned) MSM produces non-stop.

  113. JR Foley says:

    Canadian Bandarites did well in Afghanistan. How to execute unarmed children and women during night raids and return to Canada and receive a Medal. One Canadian city recently raised the Ukraine flag but earlier forgot to raise the Aghanistan- Yemen- Sudan Flag. However, Justine Trudeau ( his time is short) will be replaced by Bandarite Queen Chrystia Freeland and then Canada can center its maple leaf flag with a swastika and GBDL—–God Bless the Dalai Lama –before and after his best expiry date. What is Nuland up to tonight —-a social gathering with Podestas and Clintons? Boris Karlof not included?

  114. @neutral

    well, of course the other han chinese who comment here agree with him. the explanation of their hypocrisy is that they see themselves as the natural leaders in the worldwide struggle against the wicked white race, whose conquest of the planet they believe to be illegitimate and disharmonious. they’re very similar to jews in this way.

  115. @Larry Romanoff

    biden wet his pants

    Biden was right (thanks to American intelligence) in predicting a maximalist russian invasion of the Ukraine while you, Ron Unz, John Mearsheimer, President Zelensky and just everybody else on the planet were wrong. Now Biden looks like a genius, America once again appears uniquely capable and visionary, Putin looks like hitler in his final days in the bunker, Russia is universally despised for its irrational war of aggression, and Putin’s fans in the west have egg all over your faces. Even the amoral power-obsessed chinese are retreating from their recently announced friendship alliance with the russians.

    this is a much bigger loss than afghanistan

    Yes, for Russia.

  116. @annamaria

    Yes,…and it is important – very important – to know true history (because it always changes like snake skins); “the past always changes”.
    Another must-know input this week was or is this one if you care to know (?):

  117. I have been in love with Diana Johnstone ever since I read Fools Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO, and Western Delusions. She is an exceptionally knowledgeable, observant, insightful, principled woman,
    The only fault I find with her is that she is too charitable to the demons who call themselves “government” and claim a right to the lives and property of all productive people. Not having a sinister, scheming, malevolent thought in her mind, she cannot conceive how monstrous the people are who create wars, especially wars between ostensibly Christian people (I do not credit the Croats with Christianity: They are Roman Catholics who would eagerly put Torquemada to shame if they were managing the Inquisition right now). That and perhaps she fails to see that the evil she has witnessed in Yugoslavia ultimately goes back to the fiat currency creators. They have have harnessed government to be their enforcers with the brute force to fleece the people of their capital, their sweat and gold, in exchange for worthless paper.
    Ultimately evil goes back to Satan in the Garden of Eden with his duplicitous “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” but he is still in business punishing God’s apostate people for such as the legalized butchery of babies and people cowardly hiding behind Romans 13:1-7 illegitimately equating “government” with “authority”. The Caesars having long since been committed to eternal hell, the “authority” referred to is Ministers of the word and sacrament (and if your church closed due to “covid” mandates you don’t have one), elders and deacons who watch over the saints. However, the safer thing to do to protect that tax-exempt 501(c)3 status is to fear the IRS rather than obey the law of God and trust God’s providence.

  118. denk says:

    China and Russia should be in conflict with each other and Russia seeking military alliance with the West but here we are.

    The good ole days of
    Eight Nations Alliance eh ?

    Diana once remarked that the gringo seem to suffer from an enemy deficit syndrome

    Yet they can be very reasonable with Russia etc , but lose their marble when it comes to China.

    why are we baiting the white bear, should be slaying the yellow dragon

    Practically every self professed wn have outed themselves
    as white supremacists.

    MOhawk, Altai are but the latest examples.

    Their goto man,
    fucker [im Murdoch’s bitch] carlson

    Then they keep whining ad nauseam

    white men dindunuthin, Its the jews, its Israel

  119. denk says:

    White House: Russia-Ukraine War Is “A Moment For China” To “Decide What Side Of History They Want To Stand On”


    u mean the right side of history NO thank you

    173 – 20

    20 FUKUS led white xtian countries who refuse to stop bombing for two miserable weeks.

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