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In “The Illusion of Liberal Democracy—America’s Long Record of Destruction Continues,” Dr. Boyd Cathey deploys the term the “long march,” generally associated with the Communist Chinese Revolution of Chairman Mao, to describe decades in which successive American administrations have romped through other countries’ institutions in an unabashed quest to impose universal “freedom and equality” à la America.

The use of force in furtherance of American liberties was enthusiastically touted by famed neoconservative writer Alan Bloom, author of The Closing of the American Mind. Indubitably, such a contradiction in terms has become the guiding principle of the American foreign policy establishment. The resulting recreational wars of choice prosecuted over some 70 years, and the regime-change exercises pursued, have caused great, if not permanent, damage to American institutions themselves.

Citing Dr. Paul Gottfried, foremost scholar of the European and American Right, Dr. Cathey traces today’s illiberal Germany, where expression, public and private, is heavily circumscribed in law (in the name of “protecting our [German] democracy”), to the Marshal Plan and to the “denazification” humiliation of 1945, courtesy of the American-dominated Allied forces, during which any expression of German tradition and heritage came to be conflated with fascism.

Cathey laments the party duopoly’s enthusiasm for injecting American boys into conflicts, far and wide, most recently in Ukraine, although sympathy for members of a military that has become a fully coopted global force for misadventures is questionable. It could be argued that it is in the nature of the Anglo-American man to want to be a hero, a rescuer. It can be posited, moreover, that, in his own country, this American, military-minded protector would be maligned and molested were he to patrol his neighborhoods or his nation’s borders. So, off he goes to slay dragons abroad and leap to his death in a lemming’s lunacy. Even so, this generic American grunt does so knowingly. Listening to ex-military officiating as commentators on Fox News—one hears the self-righteous zealotry of the fully converted Global Citizen.

Vladimir Putin, argues Dr. Cathey, has rejected the West’s culturally, racially and sexually decadent ways. For this reason, the Russian president has been targeted by the United States for an excruciatingly slow demise. Led by the US, Russia is destined to be bled dry by the West, the eventual outcome being “regime change” in Moscow (another “color revolution”).

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A trickier question for those of us on the Old Right is this: Putin is a Russian patriot. This, in-depth interviews with the Russian president amply evince. He adores and is deeply acquainted with the nation’s “ancient faith,” its history and traditions. But could it be that we of the Old Russell Kirk Right, nostalgic for the very same things absent in our own societies, are romanticizing the Russian people? This writer shares Dr. Cathey’s love of Tsarist Russia’s great culture before communism. (Boyd says Rachmaninov; I say Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique,” his Symphony No. 6 is a singularly intense and sublime expression of the agonies of the individual, caught between salvation, sin and love of Mother Russia.)

But is this same sensibility present in younger Russians? No doubt, Putin is steeped in Russian culture. But do younger Russians share his traditionalism? True, very many hate communism, but that hatred is devoid of a civilizational dimension. I fear younger Russians are already in the market for a Western life filled with sexual titillation and consumerism.

Finally, although it is possible to justify Putin’s war with reference to the more statist scholastic Just War Theory—the libertarian axiom of non-aggression won’t permit such justification. Putin’s war in Ukraine is a war for which there are plenty reasons, all of them vindicating Russia; Russia is in the right! Reasons for war, however, are not the same as justification for war. A war of aggression is seldom justified.

ON THE HARD TRUTH PODCAST this week, David Vance and yours truly are joined by fearless and learned dissident scholar Dr. Boyd D. Cathey, for a wide-ranging discussion on the aforementioned US plan to bleed Russia dry. While Americans, from their Ukrainian-manned vantage points, seem willing to fight to the last Ukrainian; Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has vowed that Russia “would never accept the global village under the command of the American sheriff.”

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Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian think piece since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Gab, Gettr YouTube & LinkedIn; banned by Facebook, and has a new video-podcast.

 
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  1. Boyd Cathey is an idiot. He has swallowed Putin’s agitprop hook, line, sinker, and fisherman. Like many who purport to write about Russia, he’s ignorant of what is actually going on in Russia and is unwilling to see that Putin is simply the face of the communist apparatus that has been operating in Russia for years. There is little difference between Putin and Soros. Putin kicked Soros out of Russia for the only reason that Putin doesn’t want the competition.

    • Agree: meamjojo
    • Troll: Realist, follyofwar
    • Replies: @Fidelios Automata
  2. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:

    Finally, although it is possible to justify Putin’s war with reference to the more statist scholastic Just War Theory—the libertarian axiom of non-aggression won’t permit such justification. Putin’s war in Ukraine is a war for which there are plenty reasons, all of them vindicating Russia; Russia is in the right! Reasons for war, however, are not the same as justification for war. A war of aggression is seldom justified.

    What if the war of aggression was preceded by a decade of attempts at peace?? Putin and Russia bent over backwards for the past 8+ years desperate for cessation of attacks on civilians in Donbas and an easing up on the increasing (Western-backed) hostility toward Russia on Russia’s doorstep.

    Putin is a very patient man and if he had been give even just a smidgen of assurance that there would be a peaceful resolution to Donbas and Ukraine would not join NATO there would be no conflict in eastern Ukraine.

    But the West wanted this conflict and has been working tirelessly on initiating it for years.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  3. meamjojo says:

    So Putin’s Russian patriotism requires him to invade other countries to purify them in the image the thinks they should be? Who gave him that right?

    But perhaps Putin won’t make it out of his upcoming surgery. “Nudge, nudge, know what I mean…”?
    ————-
    Putin ‘will vanish to have cancer surgery and hand over power’
    Sunday 1 May 2022 10:33 am

    Vladimir Putin may be forced to hand over control of Russia as he disappears to have cancer surgery, a ‘Kremlin insider’ claims.

    The Russian president, 69, allegedly already delayed the operation which was scheduled for the second half of April.

    But his doctors have insisted on it happening ‘in the near future’ as ‘the course of the disease is progressing’, according to popular Telegram channel General SVR, which claims to have a well-placed source in Moscow.

    Now, Putin is said to have hurriedly nominated his hardline security council security secretary Nikolai Patrushev, 70, to take over while he is incapacitated.
    ….
    https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/01/vladimir-putin-will-vanish-to-have-cancer-surgery-and-hand-over-power-16565914/

    • Replies: @Realist
  4. Anon[307] • Disclaimer says:

    Another pathetic Putin appeaser. To paint the kgb thug as a defender of white civilization is pure fantasy. He’s a FASCIST who acts as all FASCISTS do– arrest, torture, and/or assassinate opponents; pretend to be the guardian of Christendom a la Trump; conduct phony elections; emasculate the media; enrich himself and his buddies at the expense of the national treasure; and on and on.

    I can’t wait for the glorious day when UKRAINE will declare VICTORY of the barbarians. Fascists everywhere will have meltdowns like never seen before.

    For a little close up on the war, read this:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/putin-war-propaganda-russian-support/629714/

    • Agree: meamjojo
    • LOL: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @John Pepple
    , @Realist
  5. Spanky says:

    Ah, some usual suspects already putting up flak… Boyd, David and Ilana must be over the target.

    • LOL: ILANA Mercer
  6. TG says:

    OK, Putin miscalculated badly. He thought he could just blitz Ukraine like he did Crimea – but while the west may be decadent, it still has some smart people in the middle ranks and they learned from Crimea. As unsupported Russian tanks and armored fighting vehicles sped forward, the Ukrainians pulled back to stretch the Russian supply lines. Then, with real-time satellite and other intelligence from the Americans, the Ukrainians knew where all the Russian units were, and smashed them in ambush (more with conventional artillery than man-portable missiles). It was a turkey-shoot.

    But now Russia can’t disengage. The western elites will not accept peace on any terms other than the destruction of the Russian federation and going back to the Yeltsin years where Russia was an impoverished source of resource exploitation. I mean, suppose the Russians stop in Ukraine and call for a cease fire? Won’t happen. The Ukrainians will use US intelligence and missiles and precision-guided artillery and systematically pulverize Russian units and infrastructure – in occupied Ukraine and increasingly in Russia proper. It does’t matter if Russia retaliates with massive strikes on the Ukraine, because the western elites don’t care. This will go on until Russia is bled dry.

    I could be wrong, but I think Putin has a choice. Accept TOTAL defeat, or take the war to the entire west. If he just attacks Ukraine, when he is facing the entire industrial and technological power of the west, he will lose. But the west has its own vulnerabilities. Russia may be crippled by lack of access to technical imports, but is still largely self-sufficient. Not the west. Certainly Russia could totally cut off gas supplies to Europe, but it can do a lot more. Remember that in WWII Japan was really beaten by submarine warfare – but it wasn’t torpedoes, but mines that did the trick. Mining the shipping lanes to Western Europe would cripple it (and could possibly be done by proxies allowing some deniability). Even more so, the United States is no longer self-sufficient, and is massively dependent on imported manufactured good delivered through a very small number of large ports. Mine the entrances to these ports and the United States might actually fall apart.

    Escalation spiraling out of control? Who will blink first? Interesting times.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @RoatanBill
    , @Anon
  7. Definitely Rachmaninov.

    Perhaps young Russians yearn for the life of a decadent Westerner, but many of the young Russians I knew in the past were distinctly pro-Russian culture, and the cancellation of Russian artists of all stripes in the decadent West can only serve to reinforce that the Russian people and culture are under attack, withMr. Putin serving merely as a convenient excuse. The Russian people as a whole aren’t nearly as deluded or seduced by the decadent West as those of Ukraine.

  8. George 1 says:

    If it is true that Russia is losing in Ukraine and becoming desperate then wise diplomats should be offering them a way out while not humiliating them. They are, after all, in possession of about 6000 nukes. I know that we are reliably told that 70 percent of their nukes will not work. I am relieved to hear that. That means we only have to worry about approximately 400 of them.

    As the esteemed military historian, William S. Lind, said in a response to a recent article in the WSJ. The article’s premise was that “We should show the world that the U.S. and NATO can win a nuclear war.”

    Lind: “No, it can’t. A single nuclear weapon detonated on one American city would do this country more damage than it has suffered in all its wars to date. No foreign policy goal can justify such a price. No threat to our “credibility,” no diplomatic humiliation, no “abandonment of our allies” can outweigh the consequences of a single American city getting nuked. Not only would we suffer tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Americans killed by the blast, and far more doomed to radiation sickness, we would have a collapsed financial system and economy, a completely discredited government and quite possibly a revolution or devolution as people withdrew their allegiance to a state that had brought catastrophe upon them.”

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  9. Realist says:
    @meamjojo

    So Putin’s Russian patriotism requires him to invade other countries to purify them in the image the thinks they should be? Who gave him that right?

    Your statement is a perfect description of the U.S. and the Deep State. Putin invaded Ukraine because of his patriotism…to protect Russia from the hegemonic assholes in the U.S.

    • Agree: Notsofast
    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @Anonymous
  10. @Anon

    Yes, Putin is a fascist. So what? Here in the West, our elites are pushing us closer to fascism every day. Have you not noticed their meltdown over the possibility that free speech might be restored on Twitter? How about the treatment of the Jan. 6th “insurrectionists?” Or the theft of money from some little people up in Canada because they dared to protest against the powers-that-be? Take a look at the power distribution today in the West. The elites have it all, and we non-elites have almost none. We have nothing other than free speech, voting, and boycotting, and the first two of those are under severe attack.

    Under these circumstances, the best that a non-elite can do is to choose to live under those fascists who are least likely to give one trouble. For me, Putin fills that bill, while our own elites do not.

    • Replies: @Malla
  11. Realist says:
    @Anon

    You like the other defenders of U. S. hegemony are living in a dream world.

  12. Realist says:
    @TG

    You really eat up that U. S. propaganda. When an intelligent person looks at the current state of the U.S. they know not to believe anything the U. S. government says. This country is supposedly being led by a brain-dead titular President. It amazes me how much shit the U. S. populace takes.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  13. @Anon

    If anything, Mr. Putin was much too patient. Some Biden Admin. official (I didn’t write it down, so don’t remember his name), said (paraphrasing) that it was nice of Putin to wait for 8 years, after the Maidan coup, to finally act. It gave the US Empire much more time to prepare, arm, and train the Ukrainians, as well as brainwash the American public against “Putler.”

    This is exactly what PC Roberts has been warning the Russians of for years. By waiting so long to act and spending fruitless years in negotiations (with an enemy who would not negotiate) he has made Russia’s mission so much harder. Putin must not have read Machiavelli.

    Sorry, Ilana, your libertarian non-aggression principles won’t cut it when Russia is facing extinction of its ancient culture by the juggernaut of Western Globohomo.

  14. @Realist

    I served during the Vietnam war period, when millions of young men were drafted and thousands killed. That disaster ultimately led to massive demonstrations against Johnson’s war, forcing Nixon to finally end the carnage a few years later.

    But the Empire learned from this folly. In 1972, with the war winding down but not yet over, Washington switched to VOLAR (all-volunteer army). That basically ended the protests. Turns out that young men, as well as their loved ones, were more worried about the draft than they were of millions of Vietnamese being slaughtered.

    The end of the draft, which ended the citizen-soldier, was the Master Stroke of the Empire. It’s no wonder that war lover John McCain was its biggest cheerleader. Now, no matter how many foreigners the military kills, it hardly even registers among insouciant US couch potatoes.

    Are there any large demonstrations against US aggressions against Russia – even though the Biden Regime’s insanity could lead to nuclear war? I haven’t heard of any. Without a compulsory draft to stop it, and republicans siding with the MIC, the Hegemon is free to do whatever it wants.

    • Agree: SafeNow
    • Replies: @Realist
    , @meamjojo
  15. Realist says:
    @follyofwar

    Out of agree buttons. I Agree and Thanks.

  16. Anonymous[649] • Disclaimer says:
    @Realist

    When is your flight leaving for Moscow?

    • Replies: @Realist
  17. @TG

    The US is running out of the high tech toys they’ve been sending to Ukraine. The Europeans have been sending old junk as well as some modern weapons but those systems haven’t and won’t make any difference in the long run. The Russians can keep pounding Ukraine until there’s no one left to physically shoulder the weapons supplied by NATO and company. It’s just a matter of time before Russia takes the entire east of Ukraine leaving what’s left landlocked.

    With the acknowledged weapons systems Russia has, no one in the west is particularly interested in having them tested outside of Ukraine. That’s why the west is pissing around the edges of Ukraine to keep from any direct confrontation. At some point, the west will overplay its weak hand and Putin will knock off some NATO or US installation somewhere. Putin knew he was going to take on NATO and the US when he started the invasion because he’s not stupid. The only question is how long Putin will hold back. I suspect there are messages being sent between the US and Russia to gauge each others resolve and I believe Putin has had his fill of bullshit from the US.

    If the US is having a hard time replenishing systems for a puny Ukraine engagement, what makes anyone think they have the wherewithal for an actual confrontation with a major power? The US has been operating on bullshit and bluster for decades and now it’s put up or shut up time. One way or another, the US will lose its empire designation soon because it’s too hollowed out to actually make good on its superpower status for more than a few weeks worth of weapons expenditure. Couple that with the backfire on sanctions, rising price inflation and the US is in a very weak position to expand the Ukraine adventure. Time is on the side of Russia, China and the bulk of the world’s people that are sick and tired of the US’s nonsense.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  18. Realist says:
    @Anonymous

    When is your flight leaving for Moscow?

    WTF…are you twelve years old?

  19. SafeNow says:

    The was an incredible amount of gloating after a few Russian boats were taken-out by guided missiles. But a boat is an easy missile target. There are no other heat sources, the way there would be on land where the target would be surrounded by a cluttered landscape of buildings, trees, troops, and other vehicles. The U.S. successfully sold the sinkings as being a big deal, but this was a lie.

  20. meamjojo says:
    @George 1

    Nah! I vote for maximum humiliation for Russia. Rub their collective noses in the permafrost! Then force them all to work in the mines until they pay off the debt to rebuild Ukraine.

  21. meamjojo says:
    @follyofwar

    “Are there any large demonstrations against US aggressions against Russia – even though the Biden Regime’s insanity could lead to nuclear war? I haven’t heard of any.”

    Only idiots would be in such demonstrations. Putin can huff & puff all he wants but no one cares. N one with any common sense is afraid of Putin & Russia.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  22. Anonymous[856] • Disclaimer says:
    @meamjojo

    Only idiots would be in such demonstrations. Putin can huff & puff all he wants but no one cares. N one with any common sense is afraid of Putin & Russia.

    I agree, Russia and their military are no threat and I think Russian should give their homemade Russian junk— S-500s and Sarmat hypersonic nuclear missiles— to Iran and Syria for all of us to laugh at in their faces at this worthless junk when it doesn’t even launch.

    • Replies: @JL
  23. anonymous[321] • Disclaimer says:

    A war of aggression is seldom justified.

    Why can’t Russia be a little bit like the US? Full of pure humanism. Whenever they invade a country, it’s out of desire to install democracy, no self-interest at all. No trace of imperialism. Just pure altruism. And when you are trying to install democracy in a place that’s not used to it, even if 500 000 children die in the process – it’s worth it. You don’t even have to be all that bright to see that. No sacrifice is big enough for democracy. By the way, the author of this article is so full of it – she might need a diaper.

  24. @RoatanBill

    Putin knew he was going to take on NATO and the US when he started the invasion because he’s not stupid.

    This is why the Russians have been very disciplined about the total number of troops and committing their best units. They are also fine with allowing the DPR militia to do lot of the fighting in the east.

    If the US is having a hard time replenishing systems for a puny Ukraine engagement, what makes anyone think they have the wherewithal for an actual confrontation with a major power?

    In my own little corner of the world I’ve been seeing an uptick in change orders/waivers to use substitute components and sketchy broker parts for a few months.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  25. @The Wild Geese Howard

    I’ve long believed that the US is a soft military dictatorship. The amount of currency annually allocated to DOD as well as the \$21 Trillion DOD hasn’t been able to account for, having never passed an audit, tells me that much of the funds have been diverted; weapons that should exist, don’t. Congress never gets around to calling DOD on the carpet so I conclude that DOD along with the spook agencies are the deep state and run things. The (s)elected actors are for show.

    Shock and Awe was used in the Middle East on weak opponents to have a decisive display of force before the high tech weapons supply ran out. That’s why the US and NATO are a bluff long term. In the short run, they can do a lot of damage, but it can’t be sustained due to long lead time for high tech toy replenishment.

    Right now, the US military may be trying to build up a supply of expensive weapons, but Putin has had 8 years to build his stockpile of far superior weapons. There’s not enough time for the US to gain parity before the US and European economies hit what is likely to be an actual depression. That’s the end of the Dollar and Euro at a minimum and the end of the US empire.

  26. Mulegino1 says:
    @RoatanBill

    Right now, the US military may be trying to build up a supply of expensive weapons, but Putin has had 8 years to build his stockpile of far superior weapons. There’s not enough time for the US to gain parity before the US and European economies hit what is likely to be an actual depression. That’s the end of the Dollar and Euro at a minimum and the end of the US empire.

    I agree. Decades of waging expeditionary wars against vastly inferior opponents have had the same effect on the US military as a steady diet of See’s chocolates and Mountain Dew on an obese female couch potato.

    Those here not blinded by total, ancestral Russophobia will admit that the Russians have the capability to defeat NATO conventionally in Eastern Europe. Right now they are facing off the largest army in Europe (outside of Russia) which is mostly trained to NATO standards for interoperability with that alliance, and they are systematically grinding it into bits with their artillery and destroying its infrastructure and logistical capabilities with their state of the art missile technology. They demonstrated this just a few days into the war with their missile barrage on NATO’s training base at Yavorov, just a few miles from the Polish border.

    One measure of real military strength is conventional superiority over one’s principal adversary, and Russia has certainly demonstrated it in Ukraine. Over reliance on a nuclear arsenal is actually a sign of military weakness.

    The sanctions were the ultimate judo throw. The collective west has either signed its own death warrant by implementing them, or will have to come back to Russia as a supplicant. The EU cannot function without Russian energy, fertilizer or wheat. It does not have anywhere near the terminalling capacity to replace the vital Russian gas imports.

  27. Anon[159] • Disclaimer says:
    @TG

    OK, Putin miscalculated badly. He thought he could just blitz Ukraine like he did Crimea…

    What a complete idiot you are. The Crimean People took action to protect themselves from the Joo Coup in 2014. No blitz needed.

  28. @RoatanBill

    …the \$21 Trillion DOD hasn’t been able to account for, having never passed an audit, tells me that much of the funds have been diverted; weapons that should exist, don’t.

    Again, in my little corner of the MIC world I’d estimate that at least 2/3rds of every US defense dollar is consumed by sheer bureaucratic inefficiency.

    Right now, the US military may be trying to build up a supply of expensive weapons,

    This will be very interesting if China decides to place a hard stop on exports. The X-factor is Malaysia, a country that is largely run by its ethnic Chinese minority. Malaysia produces many of the commodity components like surface mount resistors and capacitors that go into all manner of electronics.

    The Taiwanese howitzer delay to 2026 shows how bad the supply chain situation is.

    There’s not enough time for the US to gain parity before the US and European economies hit what is likely to be an actual depression. That’s the end of the Dollar and Euro at a minimum and the end of the US empire.

    Germany is the one to watch in Europe. They appear fully committed to the deindutrialization plan and have no viable alternatives to Russian energy supply. We know the Euro will implode if they go down because the Euro is the Deutschemark in drag.

    Another potentially hilarious outcome is watching Central and Eastern European countries growing rich selling rexported Russian gas to Western Europe at exorbitant prices.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  29. @Mulegino1

    …their state of the art missile technology.

    It is very telling that the Ukrainian opposition has had no air defense against the Russian Kalibr and Kinzhal missiles.

    The Kinzhal that hit the base where foreign volunteers were massing was totally undetected.

    • Replies: @Mulegino1
  30. meamjojo says:
    @RoatanBill

    “Right now, the US military may be trying to build up a supply of expensive weapons, but Putin has had 8 years to build his stockpile of far superior weapons. There’s not enough time for the US to gain parity before the US and European economies hit what is likely to be an actual depression. That’s the end of the Dollar and Euro at a minimum and the end of the US empire.”

    Ha ha ha. You’re dumber than a rock Roatan. Wanna buy a bridge? Good deal! Just \$99! Special for you!!

    Russia’s Nightmare: The F-35 Stealth Fighter Is A Nuclear ‘Bomber’
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    [MORE]

    The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is one of the most advanced aircraft to ever take to the skies. The stealth fighter jet can fill many roles, but one of the most important ones is its ability to carry and deploy nuclear weapons – something Russia or China most likely can only dream of right now.
    https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/05/russias-nightmare-the-f-35-stealth-fighter-is-a-nuclear-bomber/

    AFRL technology makes new weapon for sinking ships a reality
    Whitney Wetsig, Air Force Research Laboratory Public Affairs
    Published Apr 28, 2022

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFRL) — The Air Force Research Laboratory and Eglin’s Integrated Test Team demonstrated a new low-cost, air-delivered capability for defeating maritime threats April 28, 2022, that successfully destroyed a full-scale surface vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

    An F-15E Strike Eagle released one modified GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM, as part of this test, the second experiment in the QUICKSINK Joint Capability Technology Demonstration, or JCTD, funded by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. The test succeeded through a collaborative effort with AFRL, the 780th Test Squadron of the 96th Test Wing, and the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron of the 53rd Wing.
    ….
    https://afresearchlab.com/news/afrl-technology-makes-new-weapon-for-sinking-ships-a-reality/

    How about stealth fighters? Let me save you the reading time. Russia last. USA first.

    HOW DO THE WORLD’S STEALTH FIGHTERS REALLY STACK UP?
    May 2, 2022
    https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/how-do-the-worlds-stealth-fighters-really-stack-up/

    AMERICA MAY HAVE JUST TAKEN THE LEAD IN HYPERSONIC CRUISE MISSILE TECHNOLOGY
    April 7, 2022
    https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/america-may-have-just-taken-the-lead-in-hypersonic-cruise-missile-technology/

    Israeli and US Navy lasers successfully shoot down drones, rockets, artillery
    Israel’s “Iron Beam” looks to be deployed within the year.
    Israeli Ministry of Defense / Twitter
    April 22, 2022
    “It may sound like science fiction, but it’s real.”
    https://www.freethink.com/technology/laser-defense-iron-beam

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  31. @Mulegino1

    obese female couch potato

    Perfect!

    The US military has gotten so fat that even their mental capacities got affected. Who in his right mind would put women into combat roles? Who would go along with the tranny scheme? Who would create pregnancy apparel for what are supposed to be soldiers?

    Look at the weapons systems of recent vintage, like the F35, with 50% down at any point in time because it’s a piece of junk that the pilots don’t want to fly. The navy ships made of aluminum. Still building aircraft carriers (floating coffins) in the age of missiles that can practically target the captain’s bunk. This was all done to waste or steal the funds that probably would up in Israel, at least in part.

    Look at the military leadership of late. Lloyd Austin, Alexander Vindman, etc. Are these the equivalent of the folks during WW-II? I think not.

  32. @The Wild Geese Howard

    I’ve wondered about all that missing currency. I’ve heard the rumors of huge underground facilities. Could they be housing a shadow military? Could Area 51 actually be building shadow aircraft no one has seen? Spending \$500 for a toilet seat, \$30 per screw and \$6000 for a coffee maker still doesn’t add up to the unaccounted for trillions. Even spending on personnel salaries, benefits, etc doesn’t add up to what’s missing.

    The fact that the US has offshored many of its vital components, especially semiconductors, to Asia requires a level of stupidity beyond comprehension. The news of the delay in Taiwan’s order to shift inventory to Ukraine also shows that no one is thinking of how that looks for the US’s ability to manufacture weaponry in a timely manner. Doesn’t the military brass understand that Russia and China are also listening? It appears everything has been outsourced.

    The Ukraine situation is geared to make Europe completely dependent on US supply. If the Europeans don’t revolt, their industrial base will shrivel to nothing. I think Putin hasn’t cut off European gas because he wants friendly relations with his neighbors after the dust settles. He wants the US out of Europe and an end to NATO. I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop, because he didn’t start all this just to focus on Ukraine.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  33. @meamjojo

    One of the problems in the US is that it started believing its own propaganda. If we look at the empirical evidence available, then the US’s advertised superiority is just spin. The US hasn’t won a war since WW-II with the exception of its decisive win over the military powerhouse of Granada. That the US can bomb a weak adversary is well recognized, but what is also recognized is that it won’t take on a nuclear power, even one as small as North Korea.

    You can do a search for ‘f 35 problem’ or ‘f 35 failure’ and read all about it. That flying brick relies on a \$400,000 helmet for the pilot. It costs somewhere around \$100 Million each with a maintenance tab of over \$40,000 per flight hour. Last I checked, 50% are not available for missions due to systems issues. The pentagon is already looking for a replacement to waste some more currency on.

    It’s the reliance on very expensive high tech gadgetry that is the Achilles’ heel for the US military. Yes, they can assemble a strike force and bomb the shit out of an Afghanistan or some pigmy village, but when it comes to planning for a long duration fight against a capable adversary, what’s used instead are sanctions that don’t work and lots of propaganda because the US military knows it can’t sustain the fight. The Ruble is stronger today than it was before the latest round of sanctions were initiated.

    You should face facts. The Dollar is dying as the majority of the worlds countries and people are eliminating it in commerce. All those no longer needed dollars will find their way back to the US to drive up price inflation that the Fed can’t control. What provided the power the US enjoyed on its way up is what’s going to ruin the nation on the way down. When a paycheck no longer purchases much, everything stops, including the war machine. It’s just a matter of time.

  34. Malla says:
    @John Pepple

    Here in the West, our elites are pushing us closer to fascism every day.

    Not Fascism but Communism. The Western elites are moving closer to Communism.

    • Replies: @John Pepple
  35. Malla says:
    @RoatanBill

    It’s the reliance on very expensive high tech gadgetry that is the Achilles’ heel for the US military.

    It is all big business.

  36. @Ralph B. Seymour

    I couldn’t find fault in the entire article. An excellent overview for those not so thoroughly acquainted with the covered topics.

    Thank you for pointing it out.

    I’m glad others are wising up to the cabal in the “City of London”. If Russia is going to strike anywhere outside Ukraine, let it be in the total annihilation of the “City of London”.

  37. @Malla

    They don’t talk like the communists of old. For example, they never talk about the proletariat, since they hate much of it anyway. That is, they hate poor whites. People who want to bash poor whites for their “white privilege” are not remotely like the communists of old. Also, they don’t seem interested in a classless society. Every now and then they mention wealth inequality, it is true, but most of the time they talk about destroying the alleged racism that exists here in America. Nationalizing industry? I can’t remember the last time I heard anyone mention that.

    Even if these people are communists, their communism has identity politics and environmentalism added in, with communism being the least important of the three.

    Probably the best descriptive term for them is that they are neo-feudalists, but that lacks the rhetorical punch of saying they are fascists. And since they use the word “fascist” with abandon, I think I should have the same right.

  38. meamjojo says:
    @RoatanBill

    Thanks for introducing us to what the Russian propaganda machine is forcing down the throats of their population comrade.

    • Troll: RoatanBill
  39. Mulegino1 says:

    One of the problems in the US is that it started believing its own propaganda. If we look at the empirical evidence available, then the US’s advertised superiority is just spin. The US hasn’t won a war since WW-II with the exception of its decisive win over the military powerhouse of Granada. That the US can bomb a weak adversary is well recognized, but what is also recognized is that it won’t take on a nuclear power…

    Correct. CGI doesn’t win wars, nor does Hollywood hype.

    The last time the US defeated a “peer adversary” in a major war was in the war in the Pacific, and even then, its industrial capacity dwarfed that of Japan. In the case of war, as is said, quantity has a quality of its own.

    In Korea, the Chinese intervention led to a stalemate, despite the fact that the Chinese had no appreciable air or naval forces.

    No disparagement to the valor of the American fighting man or the American people, but we have little immediate understanding of what involves being a nation actually in a war; the Civil War ended nearly 160 years ago.

    By contrast, the very real living memory of the “Great Patriotic War” informs the Russian identity and solidifies its sense of nationhood. They know war- great land war- better than any other people on earth. And they are better prepared, equipped and led for such a war than any nation on earth.

    The Russians are not conducting this current military operation on a Hollywood timeline, or as a “news cycle” distraction. They are in it to achieve their primary goals of total demilitarization and “denazification” (I would clarify that term- de-Zionazification) of Ukraine. They have degraded the VSU’s ability to conduct large scale operations. They have effectively shut down the major lines of supply to the east, and they are grinding the bulk of the now immobile VSU forces in Donbass into powder using heavy artillery and air strikes.

    Time, space, and resources are on the side of Russia in this conflict.

  40. Mulegino1 says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Yes, that attack on NATO’s training base at Yavorov was a real blow to NATO prestige.

    They never saw it coming.

    I don’t understand the NATO satraps’ reasoning. Are they so stupid as to realize that antagonizing Russia is suicidal for them in both an economic and security context?

    Russia can strike anywhere in the world undetected, using merely conventional means. That should give pause to those Atlanticist puppets in Brussels, Paris, London, Berlin, Warsaw, etc.

  41. bert33 says:

    We’re running on borrowed money and de-dollarization and movement of large amounts of capital overseas will serve to further hollow out our financial base here in the US. Ukraine will turn into another corrupt moneypit where the US will prop up another foreign dictator for several years until the next administration decides it was a bad idea and this dictator runs to the US and gets a job driving for uber eats or something.

    God bless the people living in the ukraine, or trying to, while foreign political military and business entities fight over the place with the international press cheering them on, and god damn everyone listed after the second comma, readership included. War IS a crime.

  42. @RoatanBill

    It’s the perfect target for precision missiles as well as the root of the world’s problems.

    That just might cut the head off the snake.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  43. republic says:
    @RoatanBill

    One of the problems in the US is that it started believing its own propaganda

    Very true

  44. JL says:
    @Anonymous

    The Sarmat is not a hypersonic nuclear missile. You should refrain from commenting on topics such as this if you can’t even get basic facts straight. In terms of hypersonic missiles, it is interesting that the President of the United States himself commented on their first use in Ukraine by noting that there is no defense against them. He seems to think they exist and work as advertised, or was he lying?

  45. @Ralph B. Seymour

    My wife and I aren’t vaxed. There’s too much propaganda surrounding the whole covid narrative to know what’s true and what’s nonsense.

    Since there is no one “vaccine”, but dozens to hundreds of batches and formulations, these multiple targets each need to be identified and examined individually as pieces of a large puzzle to get the final picture of the whole. I doubt that will be done as long as current gov’ts exist because it’s all probably a criminal enterprise undertaken by current gov’ts that aren’t going to investigate themselves.

  46. @RoatanBill

    There’s too much propaganda surrounding the whole covid narrative to know what’s true and what’s nonsense.

    You can make the case that in order to know precisely what is going on, every single dose worldwide would have to be analyzed.

    I don’t think there’s much doubt that the doses have been mixed and matched because the entire scam is a huge experiment.

    But it’s pretty clear to me that Eric Karlstrom’s hypothesis, that part of the experiment involves the sensitivity of carbon nanoparticles to 5g, at this point, is not just wild speculation.

    In fact, common sense tells me that this is probably true.

    https://gangstalkingmindcontrolcults.com/1-wo2020060606-cryptocurrency-system-using-body-activity-data/

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  47. @RoatanBill

    Even spending on personnel salaries, benefits, etc doesn’t add up to what’s missing.

    It’s hard to say. Where I am, anyone at the corporate director level and above is able to live like some sort of minor nobility thanks to a radically enhanced compensation structure that begins at that level in the org chart.

    The fact that the US has offshored many of its vital components, especially semiconductors, to Asia requires a level of stupidity beyond comprehension.

    For sure. It’s amazing how many bare circuit boards are sourced from a South Korean firm like Daeduk Electronics. How will that work when Beijing orders Pyongyang to march on or even level Seoul?

    Doesn’t the military brass understand that Russia and China are also listening? It appears everything has been outsourced.

    I’m sure Milley does his best to give Xi near real-time updates. Insourcing is a thing too. Plenty of Third Worlders in production and management these days. I can easily go an afternoon in plant without hearing a single sentence spoken in English.

    The Ukraine situation is geared to make Europe completely dependent on US supply. If the Europeans don’t revolt, their industrial base will shrivel to nothing.

    Spot on. Unfortunately, the lunatic Greens are in charge of Europe. Putin does not need to cut Germany off because they are refusing to enter the gas for rubles scheme, thus cutting themselves off. There are early signs this is going to bite German industry.

    The idiotic US LNG scheme is a guaranteed loser because it will limit supply and inflate prices on both sides of the Atlantic. Thus, industries across the West are going to see one of their key input costs skyrocket.

    The planned LNG scheme is going to render Western industry totally uncompetitive versus other regions of the world. The scheme is so cynical and inefficient one has to wonder if crippling Western industry is the real goal.

  48. @Ralph B. Seymour

    Lots of people could be right and lots of people could be wrong concerning covid. There’s no way to tell at this point. Covid is, for the moment, just a tiny blip on radar, having been overshadowed by Ukraine, inflation, abortion, nuclear strikes, etc.

    I’m of the opinion that gov’ts will fall all over the world due to economic concerns, namely price inflation causing social unrest leading eventually to hyperinflation and a crack up boom and soon. That will reshuffle the deck in many places and quite possibly haul what covid evidence exists into the light; or maybe not.

    At this point in time, not having been vaxed, I don’t care that much about the various covid theories. Once someone can produce some verifiable covid facts, I’ll regain some curiosity in the hopes to see hangings commence. I’m just doubtful that will ever happen.

    • Replies: @Ralph B. Seymour
  49. @RoatanBill

    I applaud your evenhanded approach. Anything is possible. But can’t we reasonably take one possibility off the table?

    For example:

    Surely you don’t believe that the “vaccines” are designed to safeguard and improve the public health.

    Or:

    Surely you don’t believe, at this point, that the “vaccines” (all different flavors) were designed to be, and actually are, effective in preventing one from becoming sick from a non-existent “virus”.

    Or:

    Surely you don’t believe the propaganda.

    Or:

    Surely you don’t believe in fairy tales.

    Of course you don’t.

    It’s quite another question to figure out precisely what IS going on.

    With respect to seeing hangings, I share your doubts. The criminals are completely in charge and I frankly wonder if that will significantly change even if there is a massive economic collapse.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  50. @Quartermaster

    If present-day Russia were actually communist, our Jewish-owned media and academia wouldn’t hate it and wish to destroy it. It’s similar to their lies about every strong, secular leader in the Arab world, why they bamboozled America into killing Saddam and Khadaffi. Vladimir Putin is the premier statesman of our age! (No offense to Ilana, not all Jews want to destroy Christian civilization.)

  51. @RoatanBill

    Good for you. We’re not either. Most of my wife’s family is not, either. I pray that the members of my family, most of whom fell for the lies and propaganda, don’t come up as losers in the death lottery.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  52. @Fidelios Automata

    My parents, in their mid 90’s, didn’t get vaxed because their doctor said not to. Otherwise, they would have done whatever someone told them to do that represented “authority”.

    My siblings all got vaxed despite my protestations and numerous articles explaining how the vax isn’t a vax, but some genetic sewage concoction. Since my one sister works as an office manager in a doctor’s office, she was apparently more influential. Not a damned thing I could do about it.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  53. @RoatanBill

    Not vaxxed, just like many family members, including my parents, who are in their 70’s. We are entering winter in the South and there is an uptic in infections, we all got the batflu. None of us were sick for more than about three days. Ivermectin is easy to find in South Africa, though it’s use is of course discouraged by our fully NWO-bought government. Vax mandates are being introduced currently, the South African government is obsessed with enforcing the vax despite low public participation.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  54. @James of Africa

    My wife and I got sick for a few days, probably covid, but we never bothered to get it tested (unreliable) or see a Big Pharma salesman (doctor).

    We have about a kilo of Ivermectin, regular Chloroquine, Vitamin C & D that we got gifted to us from a neighbor that works at the local hospital. These drugs are as cheap as dirt on the island and readily available at any pharmacy, no script needed.

    I know of no one that died supposedly from covid. The whole thing was / is a manufactured panic for profit and control. I’m waiting for the long term reactions to the vax sewage to take its toll. If the gov’ts can’t keep a lid on excess and unusual deaths, complications, etc in the future, there’s going to be lots of relatives really pissed and looking for scalps.

  55. @RoatanBill

    I got vaxxed at the height of the local panic, when you could not work or go out without your ‘papers’. I got AZ, an adenovirus vector vaccine, in preference to mRNA gene therapy injections.
    Can you imagine my surprise when I see a Danish study comparing adenovirus vector shots with mRNA, that show that the ‘all cause mortality’ after mRNA is about 103% of ‘normal’, but after adenovirus vector shots it is 37%!! A veritable panacea. And now that I’ve had the lurgi itself, there’ll be no more ‘vaccines’, ever, for this lab rat, unless a live, attenuated, virus vaccine is developed.
    In keeping with standard operating procedure in this failed State, the regime has now ended adenovirus vector (ie AZ)shots, in favour of all mRNA. This despite AZ being made locally, being cheaper, being easier to transport and store because it requires less extreme low temperatures, and stuff like myo- and pericarditis in young men from mRNA, and mRNA’s inefficacy and the need for constant ‘boosting’. All because of a few brain clots from thrombosis with thrombocytopenia with AZ, when more such clots occurred in Europe with Pfizer and, more particularly, Moderna, but mostly in the gut, where it is slightly less lethal. Pfizer’s PR and bribery operations worked highly effectively, as they did with meringue-head Ursula in the EU.

  56. Russia is bleeding itself white. There won’t be a color revolution. There will simply be a collapse of the empire.

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