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The finest modern military thinker, Maj. Gen J.F.C. Fuller, wrote “the true objective of war is not military victory but the peace that follows it.’

Amen. Besotted by tribalism and propaganda, we often forget why we are fighting and what changes the current war will bring. We think killing fellow humans is a noble quest rather than the basest Stone Age behavior.

Case in point, the current war in Ukraine. There, ex-Russians now rebranded “Ukrainians” are battling Russia’s not so competent armies.

The United States and its vassals are pouring arms and money galore into the rebellious Ukraine – over $100 billion to date. This is an amazing amount of money considering hardly anyone in the US had ever heard of Ukraine and certainly couldn’t find it on a map, and that this flood of money comes from the US which is itself on the financial ropes and operating on borrowed money.

Getting America so deeply involved in the obscure Ukraine War was thanks to truly monumental propaganda produced by the six US government-controlled TV channels and court newspapers. Its 24-7 happy news about Ukraine and constant vilification of re-demonized Russia.

We are in fact involved in a war that dares not speak its name. Russia denies it’s a war at all and claims to be fighting a recrudescence of Euro fascism. The US and its subservient allies also deny a war is going on, while pouring arms and munition on an almost WWII scale into Ukraine – whose government the US spent $5 billion overthrowing.

Russia won’t call this war a war, still pretending it’s a `police action’ – rather like the past US invasions of Panama, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. But, as western arms and covert troops pour into Ukraine and Russia can’t manage to field adequate troops or weapons, holding on to the ‘police action’ fiction is preposterous.

What’s happening in Washington is that the Democrat neo-liberals smell Russian blood and are intoxicated by the prospect of first Russian defeat in Ukraine, then the collapse of the current Russian federation made up of 83 supposedly sovereign units. Russia is very fragile and vulnerable to foreign-engineered unrest. Russia’s Far East is dangerously exposed between US and Chinese ambitions.

The dramatic transformation of most of the formerly staunch communist republic of Ukraine into an arch-anti-communist Kiev republic is a dire warning signal for Moscow. Russian leader Dimitry Medvedev just warned that Russia’s defeat in Ukraine would trigger a nuclear war. He could be right.

The leading American neocon, Victoria Nuland, boasted that it cost only $5 billion to overthrow Ukraine’s former inept communist regime and replace it by a TV actor, Volodymyr Zelensky. The Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine don’t even have a capable spokesman.

It’s by now clear that the so-called non-war in Ukraine is dangerously escalating towards a full-scale US-NATO-Russia war that might turn into World War III. The duty of great powers is to keep world affairs calm.

ORDER IT NOW

Instead, the US and its European satraps keep pouring fuel on the fire. Ukraine, once infamous as Europe’s most corrupt nation, is happily gulping down the billions from the US and Europe. Swiss banks are making a killing. So too arms manufacturers who had been facing flat or declining sales before this jolly little war.

Germany, the keystone of NATO power, is caught between its sensible goal of keeping good relations with Moscow and its subservience to Washington. If the Ukraine war intensifies, Germany will be caught in the middle – an obvious target for Russian tactical nuclear strikes.

Who in Washington has begun to add up the costs of keeping post-war Ukraine going. Without a steady inflow of billions from the US and its rich allies, Ukraine will likely collapse into warring fiefs. Worse, if Russia is somehow defeated, who will assume its financial upkeep and prevent this nuclear superpower from running amok? Will China sit back and allow its only major ally to be splintered? Would militants in China’s leadership not beat the war drums to re-occupy border regions lost in the 19th century to Imperial Russia?

Time for the Great American power to act to bring peace and stability, not more war.

 
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  1. Notsofast says:

    this guy is as clueless as p.c.r. used to be. at least old p.c.r. seems to be waking up to the much larger, much more important economic war, that has been and will continue to be dominated by the russians, with the help of the chinese, iranians, indians and many other countries including the brics nations. these countries are delighted to see the petulant hegemon having his nose rubbed in the economic do-do, of his illegal sanctions that have backfired so spectacularly. i’m starting to think that the russians are in no hurry, as the suicidal ukranazis launch wave after wave of conscripts into the russian meat grinder along with all the nato equipment that has preformed so dismally. the russians haven’t really used the regular army yet, while mounting an overwhelming invasion force on the borders. this impending invasion is wearing so heavily on the junkies that run ukraine, that cracks are appearing among the ukrainian leadership. a helicopter crash just took out 14 high ranking ukrainian officials, including the entire leadership of the ministry of the internal affairs (who’s leader was a hardcore nazi). a slew of resignations today continues the apparent collapse, how much longer will zelensky be able to stay in power, he’s running out of people to throw under the bus.

    “time for the great american power to act and bring peace and stability, not more war.” lolololololololololol, i certainly hope for the authors sake, he is being sarcastic and just trolling us with this ridiculous bs.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  2. Wokechoke says:

    Send in the Panzers! Raus! Release Manstein! Unleash Guderian!

    • Replies: @SZ
  3. Wokechoke says:

    Trench Combat. Ukie as Hors de Combat.

    While we talk about crewed weapons like the tank; wars come down to the rifle, at the point of a bayonet almost.

  4. Cook-ie says:

    Its the European puppets -in spite of their so called people- who are escalating the conflict.

    Putin is also the culprit in not dealing decisive with these U.S coward European puppets.

    All Putin has to do is make a direct threat to get everyones attention, he has to state that German tanks entering the war will be seen as an act of war against Russia and will mean Germany is at war with Russia and that Russias nuclear force has been put on imminant alert and will be used.

    If the escalations are analogous to the frog in the slowly heated water analogy then Putin should see if the West has stomach for the frog to be vaporized?

    • Replies: @JR Foley
    , @Wokechoke
  5. Margolis puts all of the blame on the U.S. (which is behaving badly) but glosses over the warmongering in Britain, Poland and the Baltic states. Britain, to take one example, has been threatened with Russian nuclear strikes at least 10 times since the “special operation” began. Russia is well aware of who’s stoking this conflict. Their foreign office recently tweeted that Britain is the chief provocateur of the proxy war.

    Britain just sent a bunch of decommissioned tanks to Ukraine which won’t affect the battlefield calculus but are designed to pressure Germany to follow suit. Hey guys, we donated some rusty Subarus, how about you donate Ferraris?

    As for Germany, they can leave NATO any time they like. But they won’t. I’m tired of hearing about how poor helpless Europeans are being suckered by Uncle Sam. Remember Germany’s UN delegation laughing at Trump for criticizing their reliance on Russian gas? That’s the real Europe, a bunch of cynical grifters who do what they like and love to poke the US in the eye when it suits their interests.

    • Agree: Dnought
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @nokangaroos
  6. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    This is all just a bunch of alarmism. What if, what if yada yada. How could the Russians be “defeated”? The statements made by all sides regarding use of nuclear weapons are lawyer-like weasel worded that are amplified by the media without any of the original nuance. The purpose is to scare the public which is standard operating procedure. The biggest question is how to deal with an unstable leftover state but if Germany could be remade after ’45 then Ukraine could also be reoriented. The amount of weapons sent by the US is probably publicly overvalued as part of the US propaganda lie campaign to cover the fact that the US shoved Ukraine out in front to do the bleeding and dying all by itself, abandoned. ‘See how wonderful we are, we’re helping them so very much with all these miraculous weapons’. Helping them to the graveyard, that is. China? Just more nonsense. They’ll do what they are doing, trading, manufacturing, buying energy from Russia and being glad they’ve got the Russians to preoccupy and weaken the US. Eurasian economic empire here we come.

    • Agree: Godfree Roberts
  7. Wokechoke says:
    @Bragadocious

    More like Range Rovers v Merc GLC.

  8. JR Foley says:
    @Cook-ie

    Poland and Leopard tanks—a perfect target and then HIT the Baltic States with a slap they will never forget—

  9. Wokechoke says:
    @Cook-ie

    The purge/reshuffle/mass resignation in Ukieland is a very interesting development. Each person who loses in that reshuffle has family networks that have lost out. Eventually Zelenskyy will be shot by one of the ‘losers” relatives in these internal power struggles.

  10. Getting America so deeply involved in the obscure Ukraine War was thanks to truly monumental propaganda produced by the six US government-controlled TV channels and court newspapers. Its 24-7 happy news about Ukraine and constant vilification of re-demonized Russia.

    Nonsense. “America” is deeply involved in this proxy war (to damage/destabilize/destroy Russia) because “America” is run by a cult of devil-worshiping, demon-possessed theistic Satanists who’ve probably been planning it for at least the last 20 years or so.

    What’s happening in Washington is that the Democrat neo-liberals smell Russian blood and are intoxicated by the prospect of first Russian defeat in Ukraine, then the collapse of the current Russian federation made up of 83 supposedly sovereign units.

    Nonsense. By now it should be rather obvious that there is no “prospect” of Russian defeat in Ukraine. What’s happening is that the Satanists running the corrupt West would apparently prefer nuclear war over the failure of their proxy war.

    Russia is very fragile and vulnerable to foreign-engineered unrest.

    In your opinion that is. And the Satanic cult running the corrupt West is apparently in disagreement with you, otherwise they likely would not be flirting with nuclear war.

    Russia’s Far East is dangerously exposed between US and Chinese ambitions.

    Whatever that bare assertion is supposed to mean.

  11. Phibbs says:

    How is Russia’s army “incompetent” Mr. Margolis? The Russian military forces have an 8 to 1 kill ratio. Even the U.S., Marines would be slaughtered in any even match with the Russians. Spetznaz far outclasses the Delta Forse, Navy SEALS and British SAS.

    • Replies: @jinkforp
    , @Mark Sivad
  12. My favorite comment was by a German MP. He said if you want to know why we shouldn’t get involved in a war with Russia, go look outside. This referred to an old Soviet war monument in Berlin displaying Soviet tanks.

    The US and its subservient allies also deny a war is going on, while pouring arms and munition on an almost WWII scale into Ukraine – whose government the US spent $5 billion overthrowing.

    Details on this, and it was even more:

  13. jinkforp says:
    @Phibbs

    I don’t know about the quality of Russia’s troops or equipment. I just have no information I can trust to make such a judgement. But I can compare the young American men of today with those of decades ago. They’ve been pussified. Not their fault, but they’ve been emasculated by (((feminism, Negrolatry, and faggotry))). White Russian boys who still have full nut sacks will beat mama’s boys. We still have fine young men but not nearly so many. Something like 70% of eligible youth are unfit to enlist? If you’d rather have a cool phone than a motorcycle, be prepared to answer to the biker.

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  14. mijj says:

    amusing naked propaganda piece.

  15. meamjojo says:

    Time to kick some Russian butt. Ukraine should drop body bags from drones over Russian backlines. That would really psych them out. [lol]

  16. meamjojo says:
    @jinkforp

    That is why we are letting the Ukie’s do the fighting.

    • Replies: @Anon
  17. This war should not be called the Russo-Ukraine war, obviously it should be called the Zionist-Russia war. Putin’s initial aims — absorption of the eastern Russian provinces, security (including water security) of Crimea, and a guarantee of Ukraine neutrality: no NATO/no EU/no multicult immivasion (wherever the Zio’s tread in the West, genocidal anti-white Arab, negro, and non-white flooding follow) — were quite reasonable. Had Ukraine had an actual Ukrainian government rather than a Jewish, USA Zio-installed dictatorship, Putin’s demands could have been readily acceded to with constructive cooperation, and war and destruction would have been avoided.

    But the Zionist Jews who actually run the USA full-spectrum do not care about Ukraine interests. Their war aims are:

    — Cause death, devastation and evacuation in Ukraine, incite Slav-vs.-Slav goyim slaughter, in order to clear room for the real goal, the Zio-fication and establishment of Ukraine as New Israel; seriously, these demons think very long term: the Jews have been discussing this among themselves for over 150 years;

    — Start a proxy war against Russia in order to weaken and deplete it, which is merely Step Nine in a thirty-step long-range plan to permanently dismember and disarm Russia, in order to Jewishly plunder its natural resources, economically enslave its people, and ensure that the only remaining nuclear-armed White Christian nation is totally neutered, and unable to defend the other already conquered and DIE-versified White nations from their Jewishly-planned fate, which is complete genocide via immigration and inevitable miscegenation.

  18. Voat moar harder?
    This just in from Uniparty-Bugs, pods, crickets, and STFU.

    • Agree: A. Clifton
  19. What is being fought now is the early phase of the scenario that nuclear deterrence doctrine is supposed to prevent. We still have not learned from history: everyone eventually gets the conflict they are trying to avoid – including WW III it appears.
    https://patternofhistory.wordpress.com/

  20. Time for the Great American power to act to bring peace and stability, not more war.

    Guess there’s a first time for everything. As a vanquished victim of an earlier empire is supposed to have said: these Romans create a desert, and call it peace.

  21. Anon[480] • Disclaimer says:
    @meamjojo

    The Afghans I trained are fighting for Putin in Ukraine .

    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/24/opinion/afghanistan-ukraine-putin-special-forces.html

    Karma is a bitch .
    One day the Ukrainian,you are training now , will find a war – theater to fight against you.

    • Agree: Dnought
  22. So who’s going to the Rage Against the War Machine rally in DC February 19? rageagainstwar.com

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
    , @Kratoklastes
  23. Robs says:

    Margolis seems very uninformed. 157k Ukies dead vs 30k Russians dead. That kind of sums up how bad the war is going for Russia. Russia fragile? They weathered the heaviest sanctions ever dropped on a country in history. Europe is de-industriazing for lack of cheap Russian gas. Russia out produces the west in all military equipment save useless aircraft carriers and aircraft which don’t stand a chance against Russian air defenses. I must make a mental note that Margolis isn’t worth be on my reading list.

  24. A. Clifton says: • Website

    Welcome To The Machine …..

  25. @Bragadocious

    As for Germany, they can leave NATO any time they like.

    Who do you think you are shitting, Itzig?! Germany is not sovereign
    (Art. 53, 77 and 107 UN Charta, “Enemy State Clauses”).
    – The Germans must be beginning to ask themselves what in hell they have
    a Bundeswehr for when it is always used by their Beloved Allies ™ against
    their interests – frigates for the South China Sea, paratroopers for the Hindukush,
    mechanized recon for the Sahel, military police for the Kosovo;
    Dolphins for Occupied Palestine,Patriots for
    swampniggers occupying half of Germany and pissing in their faces all the time
    who would never negligently use them, nonono, tanks for rabid chihuahuas
    that will come yelping once they have angered the bear enough …
    meanwhile samesaid Beloved Allies ™ bomb their infrastructure, spy on and
    blackmail their politicians and rape and beat up their citizens – not to mention back
    every extortion racket from the same corner that now demand Ozelots or sumpin.

    Orange Man did not want the Germans to “take responsibility”, just to pay more
    and STFU – this is not what he is going to get; most likely, first iteration they will
    refuse to have an army altogether; second, well who knows?
    Saint Vladimir the Little must be inwardly displaying his trademark crooked little smile.

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  26. Germany, the keystone of NATO power, is caught between its sensible goal of keeping good relations with Moscow and its subservience to Washington.

    To keep good relations with Moscow is not a German goal. The only German goal is to keep its subservience to Washington. Why? Because the same forces which are active in the US are even stronger in Germany, the think tanks, the newspapers and so on. Politicians here believe piously that the American policy always has the best intentions, wants to save the world and that P. blablablabla, etc, wants to conquer the world.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
  27. @nokangaroos

    Yes, those poor Germans. Those poor, poor Germans.

    Btw, after this expression of feminine hysterics, shouldn’t I blame Germany in case nuclear war starts? Oh right, she has no agency, say the great defenders of Europe at UR.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @nokangaroos
  28. @Bragadocious

    Come to think about it, witchburning was a rather healthy practice.

    • Agree: A. Clifton
    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
  29. Bro43rd says:
    @Sorel McRae

    I hope to attend. Still working out some bugs, like lodging etc. Definitely don’t want to get caught up in another 1/6 fed trap.

    https://rageagainstwar.com/

  30. Amen to that.

    Interesting how avoiding a fed trap may, in itself, become sort of a fed trap, trapping people into overcautious inaction in the face of outrageous war-mongering. But you’re right: Be careful, but don’t be quiet!

  31. The true objective of war is to blow up lots of munitions so the defense industry gets to make more.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
  32. Cook-ie says:

    Marshal Pétain, after the first world war was lionized in France as a great patriot but we all get old and his name became mud because he had seen war first hand and thought appeasing an occupier of French territory would stop the killing.

    Olaf Scholz has none of Marshal Pétain courage, he has appeased and sold-out his countrymen to the U.S occupier from the moment he took the path to the top job, in my mind Olaf Scholtz is the worse type of leader possible…a puppet pretending to represent his people!

  33. “Time for the Great American power to act to bring peace and stability, not more war.”

    EU, NATO and the US never should have waited this long. The US simply cannot be threatened with nuclear because of who she chooses to dance with and stand down. it’s foreign policy position that is untenable.

  34. Cook-ie says:

    Here is the thinking of NATO/U.S stated unambiguously by a Benjamin Tallis a member of a think tank.

    Dr Tallis says the line Russia is accusing Germany of crossing was actually passed a “long time ago”.

    “As soon as we sent lethal equipment that could kill large [numbers] of Russians — and that’s what they’re there to do, with that express purpose — then we basically crossed that line already a long, long time ago,” he said.

    “[Russia] was already threatening to lay waste with nuclear weapons to half of Western Europe … So, now, when nothing has happened repeatedly after sending heavy artillery, self-propelled guns, massively powerful, multiple launch rocket systems and now sending the tanks, I don’t think we can expect to see any real reaction from Russia.”

    Putin has courted this reaction…is Putin really who he seems?

  35. @nokangaroos

    witchburning

    “Burning” is such a fraught word: perhaps we should use the term that the Kraut government has been using…

    thermal reprocessing

    As Eugyppius noted (in this piece) the Kraut authorities used this term when talking about their disposal of a vast stockpile of face-nappies that are past their use-by date[1].

    The actual term in Krautische, is “energetisch verwertet” – which goes into my little collection of amusing Krautische circumlocutions, along with a couple of terms that were popular in the 1940s…
     ▪️ Sonderbehandlung – “special treatment”; and
     ▪️ verschärfte Vernehmung – “enhanced interrogation”

    [1] Let’s just ignore how stupid it is for a face-mask in sealed packaging to have a ‘use by’ date, as does salt. Karenocracy, kakistocracy… potato, potahto.

    Actually, let’s not ignore it: let’s embrace it, and start a class action for Australian soldiers whose ration packs in the 1980s routinely had markings that indicated that they were packed in the late 1960s. I want reparations…

    • LOL: nokangaroos
  36. @Phibbs

    Good point, russians hardly incompetent

  37. @Sorel McRae

    RATM totally beclowned themselves.

    Fuck No – I Won’t Do What You Tell Me!!!

    became

    Got Jabbed With This Shit When They Told Me.

    Fuck them. They’re Basic Boomer.

    Same with Maynard – he joined the “millions of dumbfounded dipshits“. Fat lot of good it did: he’s had the Fauci Flu twice since.

    Still… Tool’s body of work is too good to get “Aenima“, “Stinkfist“, and 46 and 2 removed from my favourite playlist.

    Muse, however… they knew what’s up –

    Even if the song itself is nowhere near as good as “Uprising“.

    • Replies: @KingChoppo
  38. Very interesting, but of doubtful relevance. I wasn’t referring to the band, RATM, but to the planned march against the war that is just taking the title “Rage Against the War Machine.”

    I’m not aware of any association between the two other than that. rageagainstwar.com

  39. “Time for America to bring peace and stability..”

    WHEN has America ever done that?

  40. @Bragadocious

    Annalena has proudly trumpeted she doesn´t give a flying fuck what
    the voterati think; if war is what it takes to shake them awake so be it.

  41. This idiot is atleast a few decades back in his understanding of geopolitics – Ukrainians are ex Russians, Germany is the keystone to Europe security,not so competent Russian army blah blah blah – Were you living under a rock,Eric that you are writing this nonsense? Anymore comments would be a waste of energy and time

  42. @Kratoklastes

    I think Tool’s best track is Lateralus.

  43. @Notsofast

    I never thought that PCR was clueless, rather prescient on what would happen if Putin failed to act decisively – a plunge into the abyss of nuclear war. His latest essay in today’s UR spells it out perfectly, IMO.

    As Godfree Roberts, arch supporter of China, has agreed to your comment, perhaps he’ll see mine and answer a few questions. Is China really a diehard friend of Russia, or does Xi Jinping have his finger to the wind waiting to see what will happen? Per Margolis, it’s no secret China has ambitions in Russia’s sparsely populated, resource rich Far East. If Russia is sufficiently weakened, as is Washington’s intent, will that give China the green light to take part of Siberia? How could Russia stop them if they are busy fighting the entire forces of NATO?

    China is a commercial and economic power and is only forced to be a military power due to the neocons drive for Full Spectrum Dominance. They need the oil and gas that Russia provides but could get them cheaper if they take that Russian territory. What could Russia do then? Fight US/NATO and China at the same time?

    If China is really a friend of Russia, why haven’t they sent a division or two toward Ukraine’s Eastern Border, while Russia is trying to fight the entire Satanic West on its own? Perhaps it’s true that nations have no friends, only interests.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
    , @Stephane
  44. Notsofast says:
    @follyofwar

    this is kind of a clueless comment, that shows you really don’t understand the larger economic war, just like your hero p.c.r., who you correctly point out, has returned to his good old chicken little, the sky is falling, pants pissing ways. shoulda known better than to give him the benefit of the doubt.

  45. Stephane says:
    @follyofwar

    Per Margolis, it’s no secret China has ambitions in Russia’s sparsely populated, resource rich Far East. If Russia is sufficiently weakened, as is Washington’s intent, will that give China the green light to take part of Siberia? How could Russia stop them if they are busy fighting the entire forces of NATO?

    Even in that case I think it is more likely to be similar to what they already do in Africa and elsewhere.

    Buy the ressources, offer to build the infrastructure to extract, process and transport them cheaply in exchange of a share in the stuff…

    Basically getting what they need while doing their best to maximize their share of the generated value, without the risks (and costs) of military action.

    • Agree: Notsofast
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