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  1. AndrewR says:

    It’s called politics, you idiot.

    Lavrov already called out the US government for being anti-white. But kerp shilling for your Jew fantasy boy, Zelenskyyyyy, and his BASED pseudonazis.

  2. J.Ross says:

    Yes, surely Elensky, who has been clear that Ukraine has no ethnic character, will champion white people, right up to the last white person in Ukraine. Meanwhile Putin is winning universally and Europe’s energy woes are not even his fault but from prior commitments to green scams.

  3. O/T one of Steve’s German cousins , Uwe Seeler, a top soccer player, died this week at age 85

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uwe_Seeler

    How did Seeler spelling become Sailer?

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Ghddghh
  4. Does Woke Russia signal the arrival of Peak Wokism?

  5. When I wrote that I couldn’t care less what happens in the war over there being used to distract Americans here, I was wrong. I could have cared less after all, like now.

    I count myself here – we Americans tend to think that the massive stupidity we’ve been seeing is limited to our own lands and to some degree, western Europe. Nope, it doesn’t stop at the California coastline, and it doesn’t even stop at the old Iron Curtain.

  6. So does this mean the Left is going to start defending White people as a way to get back at Putin?

  7. Russia mainly got to where it is by robbing other peoples in Asia

    There, sorted it.
    A very unclever soundbite from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( probably deleted, if someone had any sense ). Without expansion Russia would be confined to Europe, north of the Pontine steppe and West of the Urals. Siberia has probably been the most profitable colony that any European country has ever had. Unlike other European colonies of settlement or conquest, Siberia is very firmly held by Russia, even if some of the indigenous peoples are still unhappy about it.

    Then there is the little matter of the Russian Far East, acquired from China by “unequal treaties” in 1858 and 1859. Do many Chinese want it back? indeedy doody !
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amur_Annexation

    There is no doubt that Russia is winning and will win the war in Ukraine. The EU, NATO and the West generally will be considerably weakened. China will undoubtedly benefit. China and Russia are not natural allies, and points of friction, as mentioned previously, will rise to the surface. Russia will then have to win the peace as well.

    If the West had any sanity, EU and NATO expansion should have been stopped and this war precluded as a consequence. The war and its consequences sre bad for Russia, Ukraine, the West and above all the injured and killed..

    Moral of story.
    People in glass houses.
    I hope they send the tw#t who devised this soundbite to work as a farm inspector in Yakutsk.

  8. Putin’s vague allusions to a golden billion over recent months obscure a far more conspiratorial history. The phrase comes from an apocalyptic book published in 1990, just as the Soviet era came to a crashing halt. Titled “The Plot of World Government: Russia and the Golden Billion,” the book was written by a Russian publicist named Anatoly Tsikunov under the pen name A. Kuzmich.

    Tsikunov described an end-times conspiracy against Russia, with the wealthy Western elite realizing that ecological change and global disaster would see further competition for world resources, ultimately rendering the world uninhabitable for all but a billion of them. This elite realize Russia, with its natural resources, immense mass and northern location, needs to be brought under their control by any means necessary for their own survival.

    This thesis was a twist on the widely disputed fears about global overpopulation developed by British cleric Thomas Robert Malthus in the late 18th century. However, it’s been given a modern, Russocentric update. In his 2019 book “Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy After Socialism,” New York University scholar Eliot Borenstein writes that the idea fits into a broader, paranoid history.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-apocalyptic-vision-behind-putin-s-golden-billion-argument/ar-AAZQkQs

  9. LondonBob says:

    A key neocon aim has been to divide Europe, unfortunately the current European leadership has gone along with it, and we feel the cost with our gas bills.

    The good news is that Draghi has resigned, leaving in September when the financial troubles will erupt, and will be replaced by the populist and pro-Russian Liga and Sons of Italy. The first of many changes.

  10. De-Nazification and now de-colonization: Vladimir goes with the trending PR-flow!***
    ***He was one of Klaus Schwab’s most prestigious Davos-speakers. A WEF trophy-politician, which also means: A PR-expert.

  11. Altai says:

    US is now planning to start sending it’s own or NATO countries stocks of aircraft to Ukrainians. Of course, this will mean training them to fly them since the Ukrainian airforce was never NATO-ised.

    Even talk of depleting the US of it’s stocks of irreplaceable and so far indispensable A-10s in the suicide plan of the State Department.

    And Fort Hood has been engaging in emergency painting of their vehicles from sand beige to forest green since a few weeks ago…

    https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Fort-Hood-Humvees-paint-scheme-17233592.php

    https://breakingdefense.com/2022/07/the-us-military-now-seems-open-to-gifting-ukraine-new-fighter-jets-but-what-type/

    The United States and its NATO allies are beginning to examine whether to potentially train Ukrainian air force pilots, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown told Reuters ahead of the Aspen Security Forum.

    “There’s US[-made aircraft]. There’s Gripen out of Sweden, there’s the Eurofighter, there’s the Rafale [from France],” he said. “There’s a number of different platforms that could go to Ukraine.”

    Later that afternoon, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall was asked a related question at the forum: If the US Air Force is allowed to divest some of its A-10 Warthog ground attack planes, would it be open to transferring them to the Ukrainian air force?

    “That’s largely up to Ukraine,” Kendall said. “There are a number of international opportunities that are possible there. Older US systems are a possibility. And so as Ukraine… tries to sort out what its future will be longer term, we’ll be open to discussions with them about what their requirements are and how we might be able to satisfy them, but there are a number of possibilities.”

    Ultimately, the decision to send combat aircraft to Ukraine rests with the White House, which has previously rebuffed the idea. However, Kendall and Brown’s comments represent a massive shift in tone for Air Force leadership, which has previously shown little support for calls from US lawmakers and Ukrainian military officials to consider providing US aircraft to Ukraine, and could potentially signal that the White House is also becoming more amenable to the proposition.

    Meanwhile Poland and Lithuania have so far each tried to unilaterally escalate the conflict (Poland with the public declaration of offering it’s aircraft that the US ultimately had to rebuff humiliatingly in public and Lithuania with it’s sudden blockade of Kaliningrad where the EU was forced to take the humiliating public L in defusing) in an attempt to get the US/NATO to fight a proxy war for them from within the existing proxy war.

    Proxy war inception, what could possibly go wrong.

    I’m glad that the whole of the Western world is held hostage by Jewish, Polish and Lithuania desires for revenge against Russia. Sorry, is bravely held to account by concerns for the imminent threat the country poses.

    Certainly their behaviour absolutely belies they believe this and are scared of Russia rather than the opposite, that an opening has emerged to beat it down. (What could go wrong with encircling a nuclear power and destroying it’s conventional military?)

    And I’m sure the US and Israel will use any newfound freedom from Russian counterbalance in it’s glorious projects in the Levant.

  12. @Achmed E. Newman

    Mod. you kinda re-discover an ages old insight, wich the Romans put into this classical form: Mundus vult decipi – the world loves to be deceived.

    So beware not to spoil too much this classical form of – öh: Cosi fan tutte! deceptions with your Peak Stupidity endeavors. – People don’t necessarily like this kind of disturbances and disruptions etc. pp. that you regularly feature on your blog, (- which is one of my favorites – – – I have to admit…)

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  13. But, but, Putin won’t allow pride parades!
    Until he does.

    • Troll: Eric Novak
    • Replies: @Rob McX
  14. Who’s pumping the most slammin’ tunes? Tough call.

    • Replies: @Anon 2
  15. Sean says:

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, Russia dreamt of taking Constantinople and freeing Greek Orthodox Christians from Muslim rule. Twenty years ago Russia wanted to join NATO. Now Russia is no longer part of the West, and increasingly not even European.

  16. Dream says:

    Anti-white nationalists from the global South form Putin and Russia’s biggest fanbase.

  17. Dream says:

    Muh white man stole everything

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  18. @Altai

    https://rusi.org/explore-our-research/publications/commentary/return-industrial-warfare

    The arsenal of democracy no longer exists. If NATO confronts Russia on the battlefield in Ukraine it is committing suicide.

    The question might be moot. NATO is kind of a zombie for the foreseeable future regardless. They can kick Granada’s ass but that is close to the limit of its ability. Unless they wanna go nuclear.

    I guess they can start flu epidemics.

    • Agree: sayless
  19. Thoughts says:

    I appreciate what Russia’s trying to do

    But honestly, the Left and all members of the Left know they are evil and don’t care

  20. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:

    I get the impression Steve’s been given the job of making sure white people don’t stray from the globalist reservation. If white people quit obediently giving all their devotion to the corrupt USA elites, things would change rapidly.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    , @meh
  21. G. Poulin says:

    I’d take Putin in a nanosecond over the pathetic collection of frauds, perverts, and lunatics that rule over us now. In fact, I’d take any reasonably competent, reasonably benevolent dictator over our current evil clown show. Democracy is garbage.

  22. Thoughts says:
    @Sean

    Russia is part of the West and is European

    Where does Edward Snowden live? The USA or Russia?

    If things had been different for Assange, he would have copied Snowden

    • Replies: @Jack D
  23. Putin is so chummy with the scary Iranians and Syrians you’d almost believe he’d converted to Islam. Of course the Soviets embraced all men as brothers; They we’re the original globohomos and Russia hasn’t changed in that regard. Russia’s growing alliance with the least friendly Muslim nations leaves some interesting questions about China and the Muslims. Do Syria and Iran accept China’s treatment of the Ugyars? Would China be the lead nation of a block that includes Muslim countries or would that role perhaps be played by Russia?

    An aside issue would be Sweden’s connection to the Muslims since I’ve observed an odd scenario of Sweden acting as a front for both Putin and certain Muslims in the US. Though this was probably Putin trying to maintain his Davos ties. Also, to stretch things very thin, Putin seems to be balancing the rejection of trans indoctrination of children (a bone to the traditionalists) against otherwise giving complete acceptance to homosexuality. Must be exhausting being all things to everyone even in the middle of a “special military operation”.

    • Thanks: Alden
  24. This is partly a troll by Putin, but also a brag about Russia’s popularity in much of the third world.

    Russia is in some ways a more successful version of what America claims to be: it’s a multiethnic, multisectarian country that actually gets along. Russia’s Muslim troops haven’t fragged its Christian troops recently, AFAIK, as ours have this century. At the same time, it doesn’t hate its core ethnic group, which maintains a healthy super majority of ~81% of the population.

  25. Steve thinks the Russians are incompetent non-white mongoloids who don’t like borders. But fate (well, actually, neocon hubris and stupidity) has selected them as the agents to bring down American hegemony and the globohomo project.

    The neocon plan was to have a war in Ukraine, rally Europe to the EU and NATO, isolate the Russians and crash their economy with sanctions, bleed them white by “fighting to the last Ukrainian.” And then, finally, get “regime change” in Russia itself. It hasn’t worked out that way.

    Instead, Russia is winning easily on the battlefield. Sanctions are mostly crashing the EU economy. And the Russians have created a new anti-Western coalition that includes China, India, Turkey, Iran, and even Saudi Arabia (!). This is an unmitigated catastrophe for U.S. influence and prestige. (Not reported in the fake news, of course).

    The denouement will come in the winter when Putin will try to negotiate a deal regarding whatever is left of Ukraine while keeping one hand on the spigot to turn off the gas to Germany. That will be interesting.

    • Agree: Dnought, BB753, Abe
    • Thanks: mark green
  26. @Achmed E. Newman

    I think he’s just doing verbal jiu jitsu, using the west’s own BS jargon and ideology against it.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  27. Jim says:

    A Russian victory in this war, something that many commenters here seem to wish for, will inevitably lead to a NATO-Russian all out war. The cost of that, even if a thermonuclear exchange is avoided, will dwarf the paltry sums we have spent so far on military assistance to Ukraine.

    • LOL: Coemgen, Dennis Dale
  28. @Sean

    In its official policies and statements the West is itself post-western and post-European, so if Russia fell over itself to be virtuous in the eyes of the West, what would it be? It would be just another post-national entity along with the rest of us.

    On an alternate timeline we would have seen Yeltsin followed by Russia’s versions of Tony Blair, Obama, Justin Trudeau, Merkel and Dave Cameron. Moscow would have it’s Pride parades and McDonald’s would be there to sell rainbow themed meals.

    Even with all that, NATO and the Pentagon would still need Russia as a threat and all that lovely money for democracy promotion would still have to slosh around all those NGOs of ours.

    • Agree: sayless, sayless
    • Replies: @Sean
  29. Wasn’t he supposed to have been dead of cancer by now?

    • Replies: @TWS
    , @Rob McX
  30. The US / EU / NATO consensus is failing to bring Hungary along. I doubt it’s because Orban’s government hates the West:

  31. Jack D says:
    @Altai

    And I’m sure the US and Israel will use any newfound freedom from Russian counterbalance in it’s glorious projects in the Levant.

    I’m not sure how much counterbalance Russia was providing to begin with, outside of its client state Syria, which is pretty much a sideshow in the big picture.

    BUT, to the extent that it was, Ukraine is going to exhaust Russia’s defense capabilities such that it is going to be LESS capable of exerting counterbalance anywhere else. Another wonderful unintended consequence of Putin’s War.

    The idea of the USSR/Russia as a “counterbalance” is and was always bullshit. I was just reading about Klaus Fuchs, the German scientist who betrayed nuclear secrets to the Russians. He gave “counterbalance” as his excuse for doing so but the truth was that he was just on the other side.

    If you think that Western foreign policy is too “adventurous” the solution is to work to change foreign policy here, not to beef up our enemies. And yes, the Russians are now our enemies. Putin remembered the confrontational, isolated Russia of his youth with nostalgia and he has worked to re-created it. The USSR also used to pretend to be “anti-colonial” when in fact the USSR was a prison house of nations.

  32. Jack D says:

    The Russians are aware that they are losing the Global South with their blockade of Ukrainian grain which is going to cause starvation in Africa, thus the clumsy counter-propaganda.

    This concern in part drove them to sign the grain deal in Istanbul yesterday but like most Russian deals it was done in bad faith – overnight they hit the Odessa port facilities with missiles. This was intended as a message to international shippers to still stay away.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-23/russia-strikes-odesa-port-a-day-after-grain-export-deal-signed

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    , @nokangaroos
  33. Ian Smith says:

    It’s sickening how many wignats still have a man-crush on the orc of the Kremlin.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
  34. @Jack D

    The Russians are aware that they are losing the Global South with their blockade of Ukrainian grain which is going to cause starvation in Africa, thus the clumsy counter-propaganda.

    You need to cancel your NYT subscription, or wise up and stop believing nonsense. There is no Russian blockade. The Ukies mined their own harbor as a defensive measure. Besides, grain can ship by rail. This whole “blockade” nonsense is one of the dumber MSM/Deep State talking points yet.

    • Agree: Dnought, Kratoklastes
    • Replies: @Pixo
  35. Jack D says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    The denouement will come in the winter

    LOL. You didn’t say winter of which year. At first the denouement was supposed to come in a week, and then in a month, and then by Victory Day, etc. For some reason the denouement never seems to arrive.

    Are the Russians sick of “winning” yet? They are “winning” so much that they abandoned Snake Island as a “good will gesture”.

    https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/content-series/russian-hybrid-threats-report/russia-claims-snake-island-goodwill-gesture/

    Did they also sink the Moskva as a “goodwill gesture” to the fish of the Black Sea? You know, to create one of those artificial reefs?

    I realize that there are many here who can’t wait to “bring down American hegemony and the globohomo project” but Putin is not your man. The enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend. You are backing the wrong horse.

  36. Mike Tre says:

    Remember in the early days of social media when some obscure state rep from South Carolina would propose a bill that would allow prayer in public schools and the left would lose their minds in proclaiming that this was the beginning of a new Spanish Inquisition?

    This post is kinda like that.

  37. Mike Tre says:
    @Jack D

    You’re posting too frequently. Take a break.

    • Agree: William Badwhite
  38. tyrone says:

    The same people that taught us to HATE! Russia are now teaching us to give our kids puberty blockers and to eat bugs……..but we know who the real enemy is.

    • Agree: mark green
  39. @Altai

    Even talk of depleting the US of it’s stocks of irreplaceable and so far indispensable A-10s in the suicide plan of the State Department.

    As the article clip you include shows, that’s just a “journalist” asking the question and the Air Force Chief of Staff not dismissing it out of hand (in part I’d assume all this is above his pay grade).

    I really have to wonder about this general scheme, the amount of training to get someone proficient in a completely different jet plane is not going to be trivial, have to wonder if the special military operation will be over by then one way or another. Russia is for example is essentially saying they’ll take out the Ukrainian leadership if they start attacking Crimea.

    I also wonder about Putin putting pressure on the outside supporters of the leadership after the “distractions” of gaining what they really want settle down, they’ve been saying in the American idiom “We have not yet begun to fight” against the sanctions regime.

    Note how they’re already using with some legitimacy the effects of sanctions on preventing the return of turbines sent out for maintenance to reduce the flow of gas in Nord Stream (1) to a fraction of its capacity. Plus ten days of routine prescheduled maintenance and no flows reminded Germany of what could happen, as that nation had to draw on storage and is also doing what’s probably only the first of a multi-billion Euro bailout of a gas supply company.

  40. George says:

    “It’s because I’m Black” Pres. VV Putin.

    But actually, the ‘West’ is getting into one of it’s Hun phobic moods.

    French Comedy: French Commander Accuses Wagner [Roosskies] Of ‘Preying’ [undercutting them on price] On Mali
    https://www.barrons.com/news/french-commander-accuses-wagner-of-preying-on-mali-01658427307

  41. @Jack D

    Good God. Snake Island? You’re embarrassing yourself.

    • Agree: wj, Mike Tre
    • Replies: @Jack D
  42. Jack D says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    Classic journalism game:

    Reporter: “Can you rule out that the US will send A10s to Ukraine?”

    Spokesman: “At this point we can’t rule anything in or out.”

    Headline: “US may send all of its remaining A10s to Ukraine”.

    At which point Altai takes the bait.

    Ukraine is obviously going to have to switch to Western armaments at some point since the Russians ain’t gonna be selling them any anytime soon. So it’s only a question of which systems and when. The Soviet stuff is getting pretty long in the tooth anyway, although that hasn’t stopped Putin from dusting off ancient T-62s. Since even the most modern of Russia’s tanks are vulnerable to current ATGMs, it hardly makes a difference – they all toss their turrets in the same way. I’ll bet Turkey is sorry that it bought the S-400 – it’s worthless against HIMARS. Russia can forget about selling weapons even to cash strapped 3rd world countries – cheap is not really cheap if the stuff doesn’t work.

    Yes, Putin is going to play games with the gas supply but this is not going to have the intended effect. The Germans would have sold out Ukraine a long time ago if it was up to them, but it’s not up to them. If the Ukrainians were depending on the Germans, the Russian tanks would already be in Kyiv. The Germans are going to continue their foot dragging and lip service and are never going to provide effective assistance to Ukraine but they don’t dare actually do anything that is going to interfere with Western support for Ukraine either.

    There are going to be some short term disruptions to the German economy but the long term effect is going to be that Russia will lose its European market for oil and gas. To the extent that they show themselves as unreliable suppliers by making phony excuses for not sending gas, this will only increase the German’s determination never to put the fate of their economy in Russian hands again. Even the most pro-Russian Germans realize now that was a colossal mistake. The Russian bear was not going to become a lap dog just by feeding it Mercedes.

  43. jb says:

    Hey, Russia’s hands are not entirely clean in Africa! 🙂

  44. wj says:
    @Jack D

    Russia isn’t my enemy. My enemy is my own government that continues to facilitate our invasion from the third world. Central Americans today, sub Saharan Africans tomorrow. Putin has never threatened me or my interests.

    I am ambivalent on their war except for the fact that it drives the usual neocon nutters insane here.

    Russia did good in Syria. They saved most of the country from the head chopping crazies funded by the US/Saudi/Israeli axis.

    • Agree: mark green
  45. Jack D says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    I think you are the one embarrassing himself with the “Russians are winning” bullshit. They have taken small chunks of Ukrainian territory at the cost of enormous losses of men and materiel. They have already lost more than they lost in 10 years in Afghanistan. If that is what “winning” looks like, they have already lost the war.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/22/russia-ukraine-mi6-intelligence-pause/

  46. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    The Khazars went big on this one and they will lose big. Could be we will all lose big. Thanks Jews.

  47. @That Would Be Telling

    Come to think of it, there’s another all but insurmountable barrier to the Ukraine using one or more unfamiliar fighter and/or attack plane designs: they have a long and complicated logistics tail which also requires highly trained people to maintain them. A lot of this is cutting edge stuff like their jet engines and avionics. So there’s even more people to train and you have to maintain the communication line(s) of spare parts in the face of Russian interdiction efforts.

    All these issues are why the early focus was on simply supplying them with models they were already using from other former Warsaw Pact countries like the MiG-29, which I gather didn’t want the heat from Russia that would come from providing such obvious weapons to the Ukraine (or did I miss some transfers, or ware some done on the QT?).

    These countries also had entirely reasonable requirements of getting replacement aircraft, and ones like Poland already had bitter experience of how the US was “non-agreement capable” as Russia started to note during the Obama Administration which canceled the Bush Administration’s ABM plans for emplacing a few interceptors to address threats from Iran (for threats from Russia, not enough except maybe to spoil a first strike attempt). As I faintly recall, at least one of these countries was said to demand new planes upfront.

    Planes are also somewhat vulnerable in their airfields, there are ways of addressing their being protected inside revetments and shelters with closed tops. And Russian SAMs are very effective against pre-stealth 4th Generation fighters like the MiG-29 and we can assume the F-16. And all this is expensive, a lot more than supplying the Ukraine with ATGMs and MANPADS. It would be embarrassing to go to all this effort and have them all wiped out in a few days or weeks.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  48. Barnard says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    The Soviets used the same kind of trolling in the 1960s, “how can you criticize our human rights record, look at the way you treat your blacks.” Putin would get more mileage out of it than they did, but some of the elites may hate him even more than they hate us.

  49. Coemgen says:

    Nice troll by Vlad though he’s breaking the “never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake” rule.

  50. @Jack D

    You are seriously relying on the Washington Post and the Atlantic Council for your insights? It’s no wonder you have no clue what’s actually going on.

    • Agree: sayless
  51. Pixo says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    “ Besides, grain can ship by rail. ”

    C’mon bro, super-simple to just switch from exporting grain by sea to rail. Happens all the time. I am Hypnotoad, expert on commodity export logistics during wartime. Ukraine just won’t stop bombing itself to make Russia look bad!

    • Thanks: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    , @Hypnotoad666
  52. @Jack D

    No, Russia is your people’s – and thus your – enemy. It is not the enemy of the other various tribes inhabiting the American empire.

    No country has been a conventional threat to the United States since at least the mid 19th century, probably earlier. Outside of nukes, Russia is zero threat to us. Thus we should have zero interest in a far off border war.

    But, of course, your people’s ancient grudge and control over this country’s foreign policy won’t allow such a sensible strategy.

    Therefore, I do root for Russia in this fight because every foreign policy debacle makes it harder for the neocons to stay on control and push my Americans into senseless wars.

    • Agree: Old Prude, Kratoklastes
  53. Taking a cue from Muhhamed Ali:

    “Ain’t no Russian ever called me deplorable”

    As a non-self hating white person, which by woke standards makes me a white supremacist, who am I supposed to believe threatens me. Putin doesn’t hate me. Yes, Putin threatens me with nuclear weapons. But Putin only threatens me because “we” threaten him.

    My enemies are the woke warmongers who push CRT, open borders, the great replacement and have taken us to the brink of nuclear war. Those are the people who hate me. Putin is not one of those guys.

    • Agree: JR Ewing, Rob McX, Dmon, Old Prude
    • Replies: @HA
  54. @Hypnotoad666

    Jack goes mad anytime a subject even remotely related to his tribe comes up. He’ll say or believe anything that he thinks helps his tribe.

    It’s actually pretty frightening. Jack has made me realize how far his people will go. There really is no limit.

    • Agree: Pop Warner, Kratoklastes
  55. epebble says:
    @Dieter Kief

    now de-colonization: Vladimir goes with the trending PR-flow!

    It is not a new trend. USSR had used de-colonization as a powerful siren song to amass huge support in the developing world. In fact, they were so successful that they brought pressure on U.S. to desegregate, go for 1964 Civil Rights Act, Affirmative Action, Voting Rights and the 1965 race neutral immigration laws.

    Vladimir Putin inaugurates Moscow Mosque with Turkish, Palestinian leaders Erdogan and Abbas

    You will never see a U.S. President inaugurate a National Mosque in Washington D.C. and say Islam is a central part of American culture.

  56. Pixo says:
    @Altai

    Strange fantasy sending US combat aircraft.

    What Ukraine actually wants the most are precision missiles. The HIMARS it got recently have been crashing it.

    https://kyivindependent.com/national/why-is-russia-so-vulnerable-to-himars-in-ukraine

  57. Anon 2 says:
    @Altai

    “Altai” appears to be a Russian troll (Altai is a Russian Republic
    in southern Siberia) although he may be based in Britain.

  58. Pixo says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Is JackD and his neocon sources wrong that Russia jiat beat another humiliating retreat from Snake Island? And controls far less of Ukraine than on March 25?

    Wow I need to subscribe to Russia Today dot RU and Gonzalo Lira’s blog and Scott Ritter’s pedocast, I mean podcast. Only there will I find the truth about Russia’s non-stop glorious exactly-as-planned victories and Ukraine’s imminent collapse.

    • Thanks: Jack D
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  59. The Russians took the lead in the West’s struggle against Yellow Peril in the late 19th century–

    The Russian press presented the Boxer Rebellion in racialist and religious terms as a cultural war between White Holy Russia and Yellow Pagan China.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Peril#Western_perception

    Russian Eastern Expansion was made possible by the overtly pro-Russian policies of Bismarck. This came to end under Wilhelm II.

    Relations between Russia and Germany…have been a series of alienations, distinguished for their bitterness, and of rapprochements, remarkable for their warmth…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany–Russia_relations

    The British would side with the Japanese in Russo-Japanese War. Later on the German-Japan Axis was specifically directed at the Soviet Union (but the Anti-Comintern Pact signed in 1936 became irrelevant after the signing of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact).

    The Chinese in turn, chose Russia’s patronage over Japan’s, in the path to modernity and industrialization; until the Sino-Soviet Split and Sino-American Rapprochement.

    Now again the US-led West, rejects Russia, but embraces Japan. While the PRC embraces Russia, but doesn’t totally reject Japan (China does nearly four times as much trade with Japan than with Russia).

    • Replies: @epebble
  60. Mike Tre says:
    @Pixo

    Well, I’ve been in logistics for 20 years. So let me ask you this: How do you think the grain gets to the port?

    • Replies: @Pixo
  61. Anon 2 says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    What is Russia? The answer is simple: Russia is a colonialist
    country that’s unlike the Western European nations refusing to
    relinquish its colonies – there is nothing Russian about Siberia
    or the Arctic.

  62. @Jack D

    Actually, the Russians are winning and in impressive fashion. Looking at territorial gain is the wrong way to measure their success.

    Despite having the smaller force, the Russians are methodically grinding the Ukrainian army into mincemeat with their superior artillery. Ukrainian losses are horrendous and now much larger than Russian losses.

    (Early in the campaign, the opposite was true. )

    Zelensky’s demand that his army not “give an inch” is suicidal when the other side can just rain shells down on them. But, hey, they’re not his people, so why not.

    The Russians are more than happy to slowly obliterate the Ukrainian army from a safe distance. No need to push for territory when the other side serves themselves up on a silver platter. The territory will come in time.

    Now, that’s not to say that it’s all roses for Russia. What happens when they move into parts of Ukraine that aren’t heavily Russian speaking may be a different story.

    But, for now, yes, they are winning.

  63. Anon 2 says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    The longer Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, the more Russia
    is in danger of becoming China’s lapdog – China has 10 times the
    population of Russia.

  64. jb says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Who are you getting your information from? The WaPo is far from perfect, but I trust it more than the Russian government or J. Random Internet Guy.

  65. Anonymous[405] • Disclaimer says:

    The real point is, Steve, is that Putin unlikely gives a damn about the dark complected portion of mankind one way or another.
    No, he’s still mighty sore after the US State Department stitch up of that ass-clown lunk headed fool of a blemished scalped wanker, Mikhail Gorbachev, and relishes the opportunity to f*ck things up for America wherever and whenever he can.

  66. @Sean

    Thanks for your interesting and thoughtful comment, Sean.
    It’s a pity AK isn’t around to answer it. .

    Now Russia is no longer part of the West, and increasingly not even European.

    Wait until they start claiming that they’re Asiatic. It’s not going to save them from the Chinese and real Asiatics, though.

  67. Alfa158 says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    It puzzles me that Jack believes MI-6, the same source that originated the story about Trump hiring hookers to pee on a bed in a Moscow hotel suite because Obama once slept on it.
    He seems so sensible on most other subjects. But then a lot of people seem to have decided they will simply believe whatever they hear from the Lord Haw-Haw of the team they have chosen to root for in this war.

    • Replies: @Pixo
    , @Hypnotoad666
  68. Anonymous[405] • Disclaimer says:

    The only growing market for hydrocarbons is in China.

    In short, the EU can go f*ck itself. It’s all down hill from this moment on.
    Plus the millions of wogs the EU simply *insists* upon importing.

  69. he has the best policy on jewish people. they’re fine, and welcome. even ok for them to make more money than everybody else. he draws the line at them trying to take over the country.

  70. Dmon says:

    How do you know he’s against White supremacy? When he talks about the west robbing people in Asia and Africa, he could be talking about Iranians (i.e. Aryans) and Boers.

  71. Whites have no friends in this world. Their own governments are genociding them. Russians hate them. Chinese hate them. The 3rd world hates and envies them, used as shock troops by the Western (((elite))) to replace Whites in their own homelands. Every single nation and their resources are arrayed against White people. We need to realize that we’re alone, and no foreign power is going to save us from the monsters in charge of our nations. All White people should internalize this and never put hope in foreign governments, let alone those of our own who avoid the issue.

    • Agree: Rob McX
  72. Anon[716] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Bet Jack D also listens to NPR on his commute and believes every word

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
  73. epebble says:
    @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    There are no Permanent Friends or Permanent Enemies; only Permanent Interests.

    • Agree: JR Foley
  74. Morris39 says:

    It is interesting how silent the host of this blog has been on the conflict given that the war and sanctions are not going as desired by the US and arguably quite badly for the West. Example of ‘me too’ culture? The usual prolific posters are also silent. There are reasonably credible indicators e.g. satellite photos of front lines, ruble/dollar exchange rates, oil prices etc which point in a given direction but which get no discussion.

  75. @Jack D

    As of course you are aware to the Izzies this is not a sideshow – they must
    have the Litani (and preferrably the Bekaa) or it´s game over.
    Both Russia in Syria and Israel in the Ukraine (their war after all) have
    so far conspicuously pulled their punches – whether this “truce” will hold remains
    to be seen.
    Item, I would take Vlad´s statement as anti-“Western” not anti-White,
    calibrated to grease BRICS+ and the New Reserve Currency (which in turn
    should be the main concern for the US).

  76. Abe says:

    Just to provide some useful context, the same KING-level idiots braying about the glories of Ukrainian democracy (where all opposition parties and media are officially banned) don’t give 2 sh!t’s over the US’s suppression barely a decade ago of Egypt’s Arab Spring democratic revolution or its role in the reinstitution of Egypt’s corrupt colonels’ dictatorship. Incidentally I remember the outsized influence of BigTech in facilitating some of these uprisings, with an Egyptian-born Google exec becoming the face of Egypt’s people’s revolt for American audiences. The dissipation of whatever good energies those movements unleashed and the realization that not even state-of-the-art Silicon Valley technology can prevent authoritarian sh!tholes from backsliding into their natural levels of authoritarian sh!tholeness is probably the moment Google, Facebook, etc. lost whatever techno-libertarian idealism they once possessed and reconciled themselves to becoming pure evil.

    • Replies: @HA
  77. anonymous[380] • Disclaimer says:

    The first step is to establish Russia as a leading advocate for people of color. The next step is to fly Iraqi refugees (including truly endangered minorities) to the Lithuania border and have them step into Lithuania. International human rights organizations are already taking Lithuania to task for holding refugees in camps.

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2022/06/lithuania-pushbacks-illegal-detention-deception-and-abuses-against-refugees-and-migrants/

  78. Pixo says:
    @Alfa158

    Steele was long retired from MI6 and cashing in as a private “business intelligence” spy when he wrote the Steele report on Trump.

    I doubt it was the first BS opposition research on a politician Steele did for money. If you have a source anything came from the MI6 as opposed to retired employees, let’s see.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if I were wrong on this point, as the West Euro establishment was as anti-Trump as much as Russia was anti-Hillary. But the best explanation IMO is just that Steele was hired and scammed Hilldog for money, which is the main thing these “business intelligence” companies do.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  79. @Jack D

    The Global South may be backwards but they are not that stupid; they
    know full well (((who))) is holding back the wheat and fertlizer – and burning
    Ukrainian grain by the 10,000 tonnes
    (and stealing Syrian grain for the express purpose of causing a hunger revolt).

  80. @Hypnotoad666

    “Steve thinks the Russians are incompetent non-white mongoloids …”

    Steve’s still fighting the Cold War. He has diamond clarity on the domestic dilemma. But in the situation beyond our shores — NATO biolabs close to the Russian border, neocon Khazarian homeland fantasy in Ukraine — he puts on his Reaganaut helmet and becomes an Art Decoish institutionalist. It’s funny, and sad.

    • Agree: BB753
  81. @Pixo

    You and Jack D are stone cold morons. Your “insights” from watching CNN add so much to the conversation.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    , @Jack D
  82. Putin Takes the Lead in the Global Struggle Against White Supremacy

    I say:

    Putin ain’t the one flooding nation-wrecking mass immigration into European Christian nations, the JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire is the one doing that treason.

    It is well known that the JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire used the emergent Nip Empire to fend off the Russians in Northeast Asia over a hundred years ago.

    The lovely turds in the JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire were more concerned about the so-called “SLAV MENACE” interfering with profitable plunder in Asia than they were about what the Nip Empire would do once they got rocking and rolling.

    Pearl Harbor was caused by the boneheads in the JEW/WASP Ruling Class and their use of the Nip Empire proxy to attack Russia.

    This tall Chink guy and his minions say that the USA baited the Russian bear in this nasty Ukraine business and I must say I agree with the Chink, and not just because I like chicken with broccoli and pork fried rice.

  83. @Pixo

    Very smart, Pixo. Now explain why grain can’t be shipped by rail to another port? I’ll wait while you go to the CNN website to see what you are supposed to say.

    • LOL: mark green
    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  84. @Pixo

    “If you have a source anything came from the MI6 as opposed to retired employees, let’s see.”

    I cannot provide a link because I’ve forgotten the source, but didn’t Alex Younger, MI6 chief from 11-2014 to 9-2020, have a close connection to Hillary Clinton and was aware of Christopher Steele’s association with her 2016 campaign?

  85. @Alfa158

    Yes. And Pixo seems to be some kind of fed or something who is always piping up to vouch for the integrity of the FBI/CIA/MI6, and the party line in general.

    • Replies: @Pixo
    , @Abe
  86. Anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:

    Blame our local idiot leftists. There is no way Putin&Co believe this crap but they are all too happy to use it as a tool against us. Between Putin and the mainstream Left, the latter are much bigger enemy.

  87. Did Putin Hire Black African Ivy Leaguer Wally Adeyemo To Boost The Russian Financial Position?

    Who Hired Wally?

    Putin Has Strategically Used Black African Ivy Leaguer To Turbocharge Russian Financial Strength.

    Russkie Bastard Putin Weaponizes Black African Ivy Leaguer Wally Adeyemo.

    All Putin Is Saying Is Give Black African Ivy Leaguer Wally Adeyemo A Chance.

    Biden has put a Nigerian scam artist crook named Wally Adeyemo in charge of the Russia shakedown.

    Wally Adeyemo is the US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Wally Adeyemo is a lantern holder in good standing for the JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire.

    This Nigerian Wally Adeyemo has been grifting and grabbing loot from the Obama Foundation and BlackRock and Larry Fink and one of the front groups for the Clinton Organized Crime Syndicate called the Hamilton Project.

    Wally Adeyemo was also the lead negotiator for Obama’s sovereignty-sapping globalizer scam called the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP). Biden is bringing the TPP back to life because geezer boy Biden loves sovereignty-sapping scams and crooked deals like that.

  88. Mr. Anon says:
    @Jack D

    And yes, the Russians are now our enemies.

    They’re not my enemy. Neither Russia nor it’s supporters here (of whom it has virtually none anyway) exerts its political and financial power to turn the United States Government into its golem. That would be another country that does that. A rational person would be more inclined to view THAT country as an enemy rather than Russia.

    But good try at that whole “let’s you and him fight” routine.

  89. HA says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    “Russia is in some ways a more successful version of what America claims to be: it’s a multiethnic, multisectarian country that actually gets along.”

    More successful, you say? Ask the residents of Grozny how well minorities get along. (Hint: not all of them are fans of the various tin-pot dictators that Putin installs or props up in exchange for getting those areas to pretend they’re “getting along”.)

    And why is it that all those third world masses who claim to be supporters of Putin insist on emigrating to the doomed and decaying West — in particular, the US and other countries that hate Putin, instead of Russia itself? Seems to be a bit of mismatch between the walk and the talk.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  90. Muggles says:
    @Altai

    Another post from the “when you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail” commentator.

    Folks here who are most anti-Semitic are the ones who like other cults reduce everything to Bad Jews versus everyone else. This is “magic” thinking, like witchcraft. I guess it makes their tiny brains calm to have a Unified Theory of Everything.

    Lithuania “encircling” Mother Russia! Such horrors!

    I guess poor Vladimir is just a victim of evil Jewish conspiracies. Hmmm… what Soviet leader was blaming everything on a Jewish conspiracy right before he died? Vlad better watch his back!

  91. Anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Steve thinks the Russians are incompetent non-white mongoloids who don’t like borders.

    Umm, does Steve? That is a plain vanilla Ukrainian racialist case against the Russians. Even though in this conflict Steve is squarely on the American side of our proxy war with Russia, it’s hard to believe him being so consumed by anti-Russian propaganda to actually believe something as moronic as non-white mongoloid Russians losing against more competent proto-Slav white Ukrainians.

  92. @Hypnotoad666

    “stone cold morons”

    I’m moron adjacent so I know morons. Jack D isn’t a moron, but he’s not as smart as he believes he is. Which is worse, and infinitely more annoying. Jack D pleasures himself with the Khazarian Homeland in Ukraine fantasy. Hey Jack D, stop fantasizing: Western Ukraine, where your allies against Putin, the Banderaistas, hail from, is essentially a Zionist outpost within a NATO protectorate.

  93. @Dave Pinsen

    Another example of Russia doing it better than us.

    • Replies: @HA
  94. What Putin said is true and it has nothing to do with white supremacy. It has to do with the imposition of the global financial system and the dollar hegemony that elevates Western living standards beyond the value of its productivity.

    Ironically, one of the biggest beneficiaries of this unjust system has been American blacks. Without the exorbitant privilege of the US dollar, America simply could not afford its gargantuan welfare state and the American people would have no patience for such things. The days of purchasing social peace with printed money would necessarily come to an end, and we would be forced to make hard political decisions about balancing our budgets, about maintaining standards, about holding institutions and individuals accountable, about apportioning risk and reward more justly, and about reckoning up the real value of everyone’s contributions to the commonweal.

    In a world such as this, the Affirmative Action attitude would be a nonstarter. Nobody would be willing to tolerate watching jobs being handed away to unqualified blacks when the jobs are much harder to get, when they pay a lot less than they used to, when even eminently qualified people have difficulty finding a position, and when high standards of workmanship are necessary for survival.

    Everything that everyone on this blog complains about, such as minoritarianism and immigration, is part and parcel of the Neoliberal financial order, and that order needs to come to end before these other things can be done away with. Thus, everyone here should be happy about the thumping that Vladimir Putin is currently giving the Collective West right at the moment.

    • Replies: @Stan
    , @epebble
    , @Veteran Aryan
  95. @HA

    Does Kadyrov live in Grozny? He seems pretty happy and loyal to Russia.

    This would be like the governor of West Virginia personally leading his national guard troops into Mexico to take on the cartels.

    • Replies: @HA
  96. HA says:
    @Abe

    “Just to provide some useful context, the same KING-level idiots braying about the glories of Ukrainian democracy (where all opposition parties and media are officially banned)…”

    No, just the ones that are run by Russian stooges. That’s pretty how much how it worked for Oswald Mosley in WWII. His BUF goons were allowed to tramp their jackboots up and down London until German planes started raining down bombs on the locals, at which point he was tossed in prison and his political career was over. The Klitschko brothers and Poroshenko are all Zelensky’s political opponents and voted against him. Their respective parties have not been banned, last I checked.

    As for poor “opposition leader” Medvedchuk, his last minute condemnation of the Russian invasion was understandably regarded as too little, too late (and I suspect there’s more than enough evidence that behind the scenes, his party of stooges were still colluding with Putin even after the invasion, as they had been previously). Yeah, it’s a bummer that Putin didn’t bother alerting him he was rolling tanks in (since he’s supposedly the godfather of Medvedchuk’s child and all), and isn’t willing to take him to Moscow now in exchange for a Ukrainian POW, but the fact that Medvedchuk sold himself out to someone who ultimately turned his back on him (I guess Putin has enough traitorous sell-outs working for him at the moment), doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve the treatment he got.

    I’ll wait until someone other than one of Putin’s “KING-level” useful idiots tells me his incarceration is a human rights violation, or even a mistake.

  97. @Hypnotoad666

    Pixo may have a point here, there’s a big difference in capacity and throughput of bulk cargo ships compared to trains. This is something where you should do the math first.

    We should also note the train systems in the Ukraine are a bit disrupted right now, and might be better put to use for this purpose in delivering grain and sunflower seeds to harbors. One of the issues that’s come up is the silos in the harbors are full and need emptying for whatever winter wheat harvest happened or is happening and subsequent ones of crops harvested later in the season.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    , @Pixo
  98. @Altai

    It would make more sense for us to buy back the stuff we left in Afghanistan — shorter trip to Ukraine.

  99. @Altai

    The Air Force bigwigs hate the A-10, and have been trying to get rid of it for decades. They’ve been blocked by the Congress because the army needs it for air support. They obviously see this as an opportunity to get rid of some or all of them.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  100. Pixo says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    “ And Pixo seems to be some kind of fed”

    Better a fed than a squinty-eyed Sibero-Eurasian conscript in the Russian Army assigned to PutinHasbara desk duty spamming RT talking points after his She-Yak lady friend hooved him in the groin.

  101. HA says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    “Does Kadyrov live in Grozny? He seems pretty happy and loyal to Russia.”

    I guess you skipped the part where I noted that Putin’s primary method of peaceful co-existence is appointing or propping up a dictator who is even more corrupt than he is, and allow him to do whatever he wants? Not every Chechen is OK with Kadyrov and his goons, just like not every Belorussian is all that delighted with Lukashenko (and the Ukrainians got sick of Yanukovych way earlier than Putin had hoped) , but the only person those guys had to satisfy sits in the Kremlin.

    You really think the Chechens fighting for Ukraine think that what Russian shelling did to Grozny is just a case of “bygones”? I have my doubts.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  102. Jack D says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    But after you consult the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs you are left stupider than if you read nothing at all.

    If you don’t like what CNN is saying or MI6, I could give you 10 other reputable sources from every Western capital that have the same view of reality. Maybe everyone in the West is nuts and only you and RU Today know the real pravda. But I doubt it.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  103. How Russia became Russia:

    Started out small than expanded….through bloody and violent conquests…..Perhaps Vladimir Putin can give Siberia back to the Native Americans….

  104. Mark G. says:

    Most Americans probably don’t care much about the Russia-Ukraine war but there are groups here in this country on each side who would like to see the U.S. dragged into the war on the side they favor. The Putin fanboys and the Zelensky fanboys both want to glamorize their guy while demonizing the other guy.

    As the American economy continues to worsen, Americans will become more and more preoccupied with just surviving and will have little interest in a regional war on the other side of the planet. With a military ten times as large as either the Ukraine or Russia, neither is a potential military threat to America. We are also blessed with having two giant moats, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, on each side of us and a nuclear umbrella over us. Americans will turn inward to focus on issues of more immediate concern like immigration, crime and especially inflation. It puzzles me why Steve and so many others seem so uninterested in the serious economic crisis this country is headed for because of the inflationary policies we have been following for decades.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Thanks: Old Prude
  105. Dear Vladimir Putin

    You can always import one million Nigerians a year into Russia…

    I got band over at the Saker for making these kinds of comments…..

    And put the Nigerians in the slutty Maria Zakharova’s upscale neighborhood…

  106. Dutch Boy says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Then again, Russians are in the midst of a demographic collapse analogous to their western neighbors, which indicates that all is not well in the Motherland.

  107. @That Would Be Telling

    This is something where you should do the math first.

    Or maybe the people saying the world is going to starve should do the math first. Be my guest.

    But who needs math when we can just rely on MSM talking points. By the way there are also trucks.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  108. Jack D says:
    @HA

    Recently, Kadyrov has been asking for air defenses to be placed in Chechnya, ostensibly to protect Russia’s southern border. But distant Ukraine poses no threat to Chechnya, nor does it make sense that any NATO attack on Russia from Turkey would fly over Chechnya instead of coming in to the west over Georgia or the Black Sea. Some believe that Kadyrov is looking ahead to the day when the civil war begins (again) and he will need those defenses against Russian jets.

    https://rustavi2.ge/en/news/234000

    Kadyrov has switched sides once and he can switch sides again. On of the characteristics of Islamic tribal warfare is that clan leaders can switch sides overnight, depending on who is paying better that day. Muslims can be bought but it’s hard to get them to STAY bought.

    • Replies: @HA
    , @Johann Ricke
    , @Anonymous
  109. Jack D says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    By the way there are also trucks.

    A single grain ship holds up to 60,000 tons. A truck holds 20 tons. YOU do the math.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  110. @Jack D

    If ten sources repeat what MI6 or the Ukranian Ministry of Defense told them to say, it’s really only one source — and not a reliable one. Just something to consider.

  111. Pixo says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    Correct.

    There’s (1) also a worldwide shortage of grain rail cars, with the producers of new ones prebooked several years in advance (2) Ukraine uses different rail gauges than the rest of Europe, requiring transshipment and interchange at its borders with Poland and Romania.

    Shocking that intermodal perishable-commodity logistics expert Hypnotoad doesn’t know all this. Yakutistan Autonomous Russian Republic isn’t sending us its best.

    Sources:

    https://www.cramer.senate.gov/news/press-releases/06/17/2022/sen-cramer-rail-companies-issue-status-reports-on-grain-car-backlog

    https://www.londonreconnections.com/2022/ukraines-standard-gauge-railway-plan-railwaygazette/

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  112. @Jack D

    Hey Jack, how do you suppose the grain got to the port? Might they not use the same method to take it to another port?

    Remember, the whole world will STARVE!! so expense is no object. Do the math and show your work.

    P.S., don’t forget Ukraine just got \$50 billion U.S. taxpayer dollars.

  113. Nice. Taking the piss.

    Judeo-America amounted winning two WORLD WARS it’s sn
    arky bitch posts insulting Big Brother’s designated hate face.

    As petrol costs rise, basic food and shelter beyond even a working couple let alone single father are we to cower and only come out at night to yell and scream at PUTIN!?

    PUTIN how dare you make the cost of living so high my children will never own their own home and form traditional families.

    PUTIN if it weren’t for you the Milvio Bridge would be consecrated let alone be festooned with Garbage and overgrown like a toothless meth addiction castaway.

    PUTIN we curse your name having forced our big four banks into thriving off private property as investment instead of glass steagall, God and all the choirs of Saints and Angels know we can’t have that.

    I just feel blessed that conspiracies are proven false by the power of Science and America

  114. HA says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    “Russia has a competent woman central bank leader, unlike our first female Fed chair.”

    And yet, despite crushing it time and again with all the metrics that matter the very most to all of us here — e.g., having a “competent woman central bank leader” — Russia is still not going to win the ultimate prize, which is an immigration application from one Dave Pinsen. Am I right about that?

    My guess is that despite your ability to detail, in tweet after tweet, about how obviously superior Russia is, you’re still going to stick around whining and moaning here in the decaying incompetent West. And likewise, I’m guessing the number of Russians who attempt to hightail it out of Putin’s grasp will dwarf the number of Putin’s useful idiots who actually decide they want a slice of what Putin’s offering for themselves.

    Weird how that works, but I’m not holding my breath waiting for a tweet from you explaining why that is. No, you’re too busy furiously smashing your fists into the drywall screaming about why it is that we, too, can’t have as competent a woman central bank leader as Russia does?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  115. Mike Tre says:

    OT – I’m staying in Kalamazoo, MI this weekend for softball and of course, Sailer’s Law makes an appearance:

    9 shot at large party in Kalamazoo, MI:

    https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/9-shot-at-large-party-in-kalamazoo

  116. Abe says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Yes. And Pixo seems to be some kind of fed or something who is always piping up to vouch for the integrity of the FBI/CIA/MI6, and the party line in general.

    And AnotherDad with his daily reminder of how all this nuclear superpower brinkmanship stuff is penny ante sh!t compared to the REAL existential threat of another 10,000 Mexicans crossing the border (to add to the 50 million we already got here). Even that “buffoon” Trump (as he never fails to call him) seemed capable of addressing the issue of our out-of-control Southern border AND our self-defeatingly hostile foreign policy toward Russia BOTH- i.e. Trump could walk and chew gum at the same time.

    With that said, JackD does provide a needed dose of common sense with regard to Putin (not sure he’s even pro-Russian in any meaningful or practical sense, let alone pro-white) or the operational finesse (i.e. mostly lack thereof) of the Russian armed forces. Still, despite the Ukrainian military being the 2nd-best funded in the world for 2022 thanks to the generosity of the US taxpayer, or the undeniable bravery of the Ukrainian soldier, Russia is slowly grinding toward all its strategic goals with the sort of attack (slow moving, heavy on the artillery) for which it has historically proven itself best suited.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  117. Farenheit says:
    @epebble

    You will never see a U.S. President inaugurate a National Mosque in Washington D.C. and say Islam is a central part of American culture.

    Dude, I’ll bet you dollars to donuts it happens..in my lifetime, and I’m almost 60…

    • Agree: kaganovitch
  118. According to Sailer we all must be sucked in not but once again into having our boys killed, our girls raped or barren, on account of the white feather of the anglo empire promoting cognoscenti like Sailer and his high fallutin golfing cohorts.

    Fuck that.

    Sailer can go out the way he came in, dependant on the kindness of strangers.

    I’ll be fucked, hung drawn and quartered if I ever accept Australia and my kids to get drawn into your psycho bulshit America extravaganza again.

  119. TWS says:
    @Faraday”s Bobcat

    Didn’t Brandon just say he has cancer? Was that a deep fake I saw?

  120. @jb

    You might look up Gell Mann Amnesia since you’re a perfect example of it.

    The WaPo lies to you about everything, but you’ll trust them on Ukraine.

    If you want a good source of information, check out the Military and Foreign Affairs Network on YouTube. The guy has been spot on from the beginning. He’s the only person that I know of with such a good track record.

  121. HA says:
    @Jack D

    “Some believe that Kadyrov is looking ahead to the day when the civil war begins (again) and he will need those defenses against Russian jets.”

    There’s already some talk of that, but I’ll wait for a more reliable source before I buy into it. I think the Chechens will wait until Moscow finishes exhausting its armories, and Putin claims they’ve got a long ways to go. But long-term, I take your point.

    The Russia trolls preen themselves on the fact that Moscow technically beat the underdog Finland in their last go-round. They have a point, but what they ignore is that Russia’s performance was so pathetic, it served as the rationale for Hitler stupidly deciding to invade them. Ultimately, Moscow won that round, too, though it was with the help of a lot of Allied support that this time is going to the Ukrainians, and more importantly, it came at a cost that helped put them on the road to eventually losing the Soviet Union altogether. In the end, all that winning and all that meat-grinding wasn’t enough to save them from collapse.

    Putin keeps wanting to revive the Soviet Union, but the part he seems most successful in dredging up puts Moscow on that every same road that led to that earlier so-called catastrophe.

    • Replies: @Abe
  122. @Pixo

    No Pixtard, railway schedules from North Dakota don’t cut it. And different railway gaugues are a fact of life they’ve been dealing with forever. You feds need to get some better research assistants.

    You also failed to show why not getting grain from Odessa will LITERALLY STARVE THE WHOLE WORLD!!!

    Besides, my main point is the Ukies should have thought of all this before they mined their own harbor. Duh.

  123. JR Ewing says:
    @Loyalty Over IQ Worship

    I’ve said all along that the furor over Ukraine is just deflected Trump hatred. This statement by Putin is just a trolling attempt to provoke some cognitive dissonance into that crowd.

    Trump is no longer in power – January 6 just isn’t the same thing – so a lot of the people hating on Putin are doing to out of an “friend of my enemy” kind of thing. They need an outlet for their obsession and Putin is handy. After all, he colluded with Bad Orange Man so he must be Bad himself… so therefore he must be racist, too. Because bad=racist.

    Putin knows that and he’s playing the situation as well as he can.

  124. @Bizarro World Observer

    The Air Force bigwigs hate the A-10, and have been trying to get rid of it for decades.

    It scares the goat herders when it goes brrrrrrrrrrr. But flying low and slow is not a recipe for success where the enemy has actual air defense systems. I’m afraid it would get slaughtered in Ukraine.

  125. @Anon

    Those NPR hosts have such soothing voices.

    I wonder if you have to do some type of voice tone modification before they let you work for NPR. Do they force you to modulate your voice? Are there some specific training courses for that?

    I would love to learn how to talk like an NPR host.

  126. Lex says:

    OT: Orban says he’s not into race-mixing and reddit loses it’s mind, angrily trying to prove Hungarians are a bunch of mongrels so they better shut the hell up.

    https://old.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/w65tw5/orb%C3%A1n_hungarians_are_not_a_mixed_race_and_do_not/

  127. Rob McX says:
    @Redneck farmer

    They’ll be just fake pride parades – the Potemkin Village People.

  128. Rob McX says:
    @Faraday”s Bobcat

    Wishful thinking on the part of the globohomo media. He’s also got Parkinson’s, if they’re to be believed. He’d better watch out. I hope he doesn’t smoke cigars.

  129. Mr. Anon says:
    @Abe

    With that said, JackD does provide a needed dose of common sense with regard to Putin (not sure he’s even pro-Russian in any meaningful or practical sense, let alone pro-white)

    The only definitive thing that one can say about Putin’s loyalties is that Putin is pro-Putin.

  130. @AndrewR

    Nice trolling Steve!

    You gave the Putin loons a good stir. And, of course, got Andrew to behave like Andrew–not that that’s hard.

  131. Ever since the Jews won world war two we just got more and more embarrassing, humiliating with the way our most celebrated supposed bug brained keep worshipping at the feet of satistics.

    Statisticians really know what’s happening.

  132. @Morris39

    Steve was pretty vocal early on criticizong Putin and his chances of success. But, like Covid, he got a lot of push back from commentators.

    Given how the war and sanctions have progressed, Steve probably doesn’t want to revisit his prior predictions about the war, so he generally doesn’t bring up the matter at all and when he does, he sticks with “Putin is a big meany.”

  133. @AnotherDad

    You know, one can be in favor of the Russians winning this war (both economically and militarily) without being a fan of Putin.

  134. Off topic:

    Steve

    8 foot White Shark washed up in Quogue today….news story all over the internet…..further a bit west a teenager was bit by a shark….that’s 6-7 shark attacks in two weeks….

  135. Abe says:
    @HA

    Putin keeps wanting to revive the Soviet Union, but the part he seems most successful in dredging up puts Moscow on that every same road that led to that earlier so-called catastrophe.

    That may very well be. Personally I don’t see how the average Russian would not have been better off had this calamity been averted through honest, fair, and in-good-faith negotiation from all sides. Then again, the same could be said for the average German (especially come this winter) to say nothing of the average Ukrainian.

    Unfortunately Putin was not dealing with honest, fair, in-good-faith interlocutors- he was dealing with US. WE are the country who missed, by a hair’s width, electing to the supreme executive office and command of all armed forces a delusional, sociopathic narcissist who thought nothing of creating a lie about “Russian collusion” that ruined a Presidency, sent dozens of people to jail, and incited irrational hate against the world’s only other nuclear superpower simply out of spite and to deflect attention from her own criminal corruption. Then AFTER all that WE were still the sort of country that could line up in front of the cameras top representatives of the security apparatus (including [email protected] former heads of the CIA!) and get them to lie about Russia’s role in meddling again in US elections by planting a laptop of comprising material belonging to the leading candidate’s son.

    In short, we have become the sort of rogue power that has no compunction in vilifying, punishing, and ultimately Khadaffi’ing if feasible a former superpower coeval for the sh!ttiest, short-term domestic political considerations. Who wouldn’t want some strategic breathing room away from that!

    • Agree: Dmon, nokangaroos, Old Prude
    • Replies: @HA
  136. Steve

    Just watched the full video….looks like:when America was 90 percent HUWHITE….Putin the RACIST!!!

  137. Pixo says:
    @Mike Tre

    In grain hoppers Ukraine doesn’t have any extra capacity of, which also are unable to go west of its borders?

    (Technically they could go West and enter Moldova, Ukraine’s competitor for most backward and poor European state. Not much of a market there. Further, Russia’s bad-neighbor policy has also funded the dismemberment of Moldova, so not sure if their Tranny proxies would be OK.)

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  138. @Jack D

    Kadyrov has switched sides once and he can switch sides again. On of the characteristics of Islamic tribal warfare is that clan leaders can switch sides overnight, depending on who is paying better that day. Muslims can be bought but it’s hard to get them to STAY bought.

    That’s true of all political coalitions. It wasn’t the Holy Zeitgeist that pushed democracy incarnate to replace Gorbachev in Russia. Yeltsin, a card-carrying member of the nomenklatura, stuck a knife in Gorbachev’s back, much as Brezhnev did the same to Khrushchev, his mentor. The difference in many Muslim countries is you need your own private army to mount a challenge to the status quo, whereas personal charisma combined with rhetorical flourish and a degree of low cunning is sufficient elsewhere.

  139. Peterike says:
    @The Alarmist

    “Does Woke Russia signal the arrival of Peak Wokism?”

    I hate to tell you, but wokeism is in about the third inning. Long, long way to go yet.

  140. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Ultimately, Putin is not our problem. He’s not running this country. Biden is. Biden’s antics are what we need to focus on.

  141. JimDandy says:
    @AndrewR

    The Neocon Ukrainian plot against Putin is all going according to plan. Russian forces are about to totally collapse in exhaustion any day now and admit defeat and slink back home with their tails between their legs and then Putin will be dragged into the streets of Moscow and given the Mussolini treatment. Anyone who doubts this is A PUTIN FANBOY!

    • LOL: AndrewR
  142. @Loyalty Over IQ Worship

    So does this mean the Left is going to start defending White people as a way to get back at Putin?

    The global left has been the Putin’s primary ally, especially outside America, although Chomsky, Mearsheimer, et al. have been happily spreading the “it’s a proxy war abiut NATO” nonsense. Putin is counting on the support of the “anti-colonialist” anti-white billions in India, the Muslim world amd Africa, hence this speech. Don’t forget, Indians and Muslims see Ukraine as white but Russians are honorary brown people.

  143. Stan says: • Website
    @Intelligent Dasein

    One can always count on Sailer to provide the click bait analysis.

  144. @Morris39

    Both the war and the sanctions have been going exceptionally well for the West. That the West has failed to take full advantage of that fact tells you a lot more about the weaknesses of the West than any strengths Russia has. Russia has lost badly and Putin has dramatically weakened his country. The best Russia can hope for now is to take the EU down with them. That might lead to an Asian future. However given China’s recent missteps it may well be we are headed for a very dark future where no one can impose order. African hordes will have free reign.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  145. HA says:
    @EddieSpaghetti

    “Ain’t no Russian ever called me deplorable”

    Oh, not this again. Face it, the Russians have been calling you a deplorable for close to a century now. You’re just too much of a stooge to admit it.

    And that tactic didn’t change after the fall of the Soviet Union. They’re still at it, as we saw with regard to RT (and any other Russian) coverage of Ferguson and BLM:

    …lack of justice [is]at the very fabric of US society’: The lack of civil rights, the lack of equality, the ‘ghettoization’, the institutionalization of racism are fundamental and making what is called ‘America in the 21st century’,…

    Deplorables take a dim view of BLM riots. Not so, the state-supported goons from RT. According to them, BLM riots need to grow:

    Unfortunately, from my perspective you’re not going to solve this in a top down fashion, there needs to be social vibrant social movements that refuses to be suppressed by the media and by the police. Those social movements need to continue doing what they have been doing, THEY NEED TO GROW…

    Yes indeed, no one knows better than the good folks of Russia-Today-dot-com about how the evil police have been brutally murdering young black and brown people for decades:

    The Ferguson riots are a confluence of circumstances, including the ghastly economics of the African American community that are driving rage into the open and triggering a larger movement in the US, … this undercurrent of rage and anger in the US, at the government and at the institutions of the US for many, many years. There is a long and rich history of this sort of fighting back against police brutality,…over the murders of young black and brown people for decades.

    Those brutal white cops just gunning down Black people in the street with complete impunity, I tell ya. No one in the US even notices at all, but thankfully, we have RT to remind us:

    Africans in the USA never got a slice of the pie, and now Blacks in poor communities are expected to remain calm while the very same state which exploited them, now guns down Black people in the street with complete impunity. Black Americans have every right to resist, defend themselves and fight what is quite simply, the ongoing colonization and social control of Black people in America.

    That’s right — thanks to RT, Blacks ain’t gonna sit in the back the bus no’ mo’ when it comes to police brutality:

    “We are not going to the back of the bus on this police brutality issue.” A recent study has shown that every 28 hours a black male in the US is killed by the police somewhere.

    But despite that, EddieSpaghetti wants you to believe the Russians never called any of you a deplorable. Sure, Eddie. Whatever you say.

  146. Jack D says:

    Now I understand the context of this tweet:

    Russia’s Lavrov to visit Africa as Moscow seeks non-Western ties

    CAIRO, July 22 (Reuters) – Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov will begin an African tour in Egypt on Sunday, seeking to draw on demand for non-Western alliances as Moscow pushes back against international censure over the war in Ukraine.

    In an interview with Russian state media on Wednesday, Lavrov emphasised the Soviet Union’s support for decolonisation during the Cold War, and Moscow’s work to restore links in Africa since the Soviet Union collapsed…

    https://www.reuters.com/world/russias-lavrov-visit-africa-moscow-seeks-non-western-ties-2022-07-22/

  147. @Achmed E. Newman

    … we Americans tend to think that the massive stupidity we’ve been seeing is limited to our own lands and to some degree, western Europe ….

    America gives you “diversity is our greatest strength”, “dreamers are our future”, homo marriage, open borders, “assigned at birth”; poisons confused girls, trots out men in dresses and flies the fag flag.

    Russia gives you 19th century imperialism, invasion and destruction of neighbors and warmed over circa 1955 Soviet anti-imperialist propaganda.

    Italian “neo-fascist”–sending the NYT into “eye-watering” conniptions–gives you
    “Yes to secure borders! No to mass immigration!”
    “Yes to our civilization! And no to those who want to destroy it!”

    Uh … I think i’ll go with the “neo-Fascists” for their sheer levelheadedness.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  148. @Peter Akuleyev

    We got to this point not because Russia is spectacularly well run at the top but because the US / EU / Five Eyes countries are spectacularly badly run at the top. We in the West inherited wildly successful countries and have been increasingly mismanaging them since the 1970’s.

    Our foreign policy ( I can say “our” because the governing classes of all our countries pride themselves on flying in tight formation) is made by people who can’t be fired or replaced when things go badly. In fact, our policy-making institutions are so rigged that any critique of the consensus has to happen on the sidelines and with almost no institutional help.

    “War is a racket” and that goes for the Cold War too. When the East Bloc collapsed (to everyone’s surprise) in the early 1990’s, our governing classes decided to keep the Cold War institutions around and even add new ones to spend money “promoting democracy”. The War on Terror then added even more people and institutions looking for reasons to justify their continued funding. Then they received the double shocks of Brexit and Trump and here we are.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  149. @AnotherDad

    We will have to wait and see if a “neo-Fascist” government will be accepted by the US / EU, if it comes about. If the League and Sons of Italy form a winning coalition, the Italians may be told to fortify democracy by ensuring such a government is excluded from power.

    Ukraine had a two-round system for electing its President but that was extended to three rounds when the less westernising guy won. Note the map of support too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Ukrainian_presidential_election

  150. @Hypnotoad666

    Steve thinks the Russians are incompetent non-white mongoloids who don’t like borders. But fate (well, actually, neocon hubris and stupidity) has selected them as the agents to bring down American hegemony and the globohomo project.

    Sorry the globohomo project is–sadly–rolling on and on.

    The rise of the China is what will bring down “American hegemony”. And that will be slow process over the next couple decades and Russia doesn’t have much of anything to do with it. In fact, China really does not have much to do with either, other than being–relatively–sane and competent and large.

    “American hegemony” is mostly being brought down because America’s been pickled in Jewish minoritarianism, which beyond being thoroughly toxic in and of itself, through its “nation of immigrants!” fellow traveler is saddling the future USofA with a much more balkanized and contentious and much less competent population, that even with ChiCom mismanagement the Chinese should be able to beat.

    The West is being destroyed by the toxic ideologies the West has imbibed. Russia–pretty much irrelevant to the outcome.

    • Thanks: mark green
    • Replies: @Pixo
  151. @HA

    The Russian view of U.S. race relations is exactly the same as the view in the UK, France and Germany. Also, Sweden, Holland and Ireland. In fact, one might say it’s the default European position. Sure, the Russians have tried to poke America in the eye about its race problem, but a lot of that had to do with Americans taking shots at Russia. And did you see the BLM sympathy marches in London and Paris? These people think George Floyd walks on water.

    And unlike Russia, these “allies” had no compelling reason to shit on America; it’s just what they do, naturally.

    Fun fact about Russia. They literally saved the Union in 1863. I wonder how many Americans were taught this in school. I know I wasn’t.

    • Thanks: EddieSpaghetti
    • Replies: @HA
  152. Anonymous[394] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai

    Wasn’t the A-10 going to be retired anyway?

  153. @Sean

    Russians make about 80% of Russia’s population. Compare it with the US’s white population and let us know where the US is heading.

  154. Coemgen says:

    “Putin Takes the Lead …”

    Hyperventilating, hyperbolic commenting, and (near?) apoplexy ensues.

    You must be over the target.

  155. @Dave Pinsen

    Russia is in some ways a more successful version of what America claims to be: it’s a multiethnic, multisectarian country that actually gets along.

    Huh? Putin destroyed Grozny to keep the Chechen’s in Russia.

    What our minoritarian “elites” have done in America is beyond disgusting, but even after their recent 2020 shit show we haven’t had open insurrection and leveling of cities to keep the empire in place.

    At the same time, it doesn’t hate its core ethnic group, which maintains a healthy super majority of ~81% of the population.

    The not hating on Russians–absolutely agree. Letting the Jews–with their must-scratch-that-itch hatred and contempt for the deplorable flyover American majority–gain power in the US was/is a disaster. The base level of leadership is love for your nation and its people.

    But the rest of this? … The muzzies are an ever rising share of Russia’s population. They hold massive passive-aggressive street demonstrations in Moscow. These hard religious breaks which stop integration, assimilation, inter-marriage and common peoplehood are huge fractures in a nation. (Cue the issues in Europe/America with the Jews. Cue the Muslims and everyone else wherever they are in contact around the world.)

    Putin has not stopped illegal immigration from the ‘stans. As noted, he made war to keep the Chechens *in* Russia. He’s done nothing successful to turn around Russian fertility. (And this war isn’t going to help.) Russians are shrinking in population and “Russia” will be increasingly non-Russian and hostile.

    Sound familiar?

    And with a much richer and much more powerful China looming across the border.

    Whatever fantasies people here have about some sort of Russia as the white knight … you need better fantasies … and a better knight.

  156. epebble says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Your theory is rational; However, it is disproved by the fact that countries without the luxury of reserve currency status do have various forms of Affirmative Actions.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action#National_approaches

  157. @Jim

    A Russian victory means a loss for the US foreign policy blob in DC. At some point they need to self-reform or be broken. Best case scenario would be Americans waking up to the fact that foreign policy is run by unelected elites and not by the Senate and President. The blob’s power rests on the fact that it is largely in hiding.

    The army is already having recruiting problems. If we had a popular anti-war movement as in Vietnam combined with populist anti-NATO president and Congressmen, we might be able to start reigning this thing in.

    The alternative will be the US going down hard in a serious loss against a trans-Asian block–maybe a two-front war with a treaty-ized capitulation. The US’s former losses have not been to peer states and there has been no USS Missouri moment, but it could happen.

    • Agree: Cagey Beast
    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  158. Pixo says:
    @AnotherDad

    “ The rise of the China is what will bring down “American hegemony”. And that will be slow process over the next couple decades…”

    You are making the mistake of projecting forward trends that are contradicted by demographics. China will keep rising for another 3 years or so, then gradually fade away into a poorer, dirtier, corrupter, semi-totalitarian version of Japan.

    How can they “rise” when their population of children and working age adults is plunging and elderly is soaring?

    And there is no chance of this trend changing. The upcoming generation of teenage girls is tiny compared to Gen X and older Millennials, and each year birthrates fall more.

    There are worse fates than China’s most likely path. Living standards kept rising in Japan even as the working age population fell into terminal decline. The government maintained its support because year after year you had urban wages rising about 10% with inflation of about 5%. That growth is already slowing but should still be nearly the best in the world. But they aren’t going to replace the USA as the global hegemon. They lack our Anglo-Jewish pizazz. Think of how England dominated India for so long, despite being so much smaller.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  159. Kylie says:
    @G. Poulin

    “I’d take Putin in a nanosecond over the pathetic collection of frauds, perverts, and lunatics that rule over us now. In fact, I’d take any reasonably competent, reasonably benevolent dictator over our current evil clown show. Democracy is garbage.”

    Well said. Agreed.

  160. Alden says:
    @Houston 1992

    Sailor Sailer Seeler Sealer all sound exactly the same. Sealer as in sealing compound.

  161. Alden says:
    @Altai

    Thanks for the information, the links and the work you do to keep up with what the military is preparing to do.

  162. @HA

    And yet, despite crushing it time and again with all the metrics that matter the very most to all of us here — e.g., having a “competent woman central bank leader” — Russia is still not going to win the ultimate prize, which is an immigration application from one Dave Pinsen. Am I right about that?

    If I were young and unattached, I’d consider it. Moscow certainly seems cleaner and safer than New York.

    • Replies: @HA
  163. @Chrisnonymous

    A Russian victory means a loss for the US foreign policy blob in DC. At some point they need to self-reform or be broken. Best case scenario would be Americans waking up to the fact that foreign policy is run by unelected elites and not by the Senate and President. The blob’s power rests on the fact that it is largely in hiding.

    I’ve been wondering if we’ll see something like this finally happen in Germany? The guys running big German corporations like BASF and Volkswagen might decide this winter that they really can’t afford to be post-national team players anymore. They may decide to put their weight behind a new governing coalition that makes a break with the German branch of the Atlanticist blob.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Boethiuss
    , @Anonymous
  164. Boethiuss says:
    @Jack D

    I realize that there are many here who can’t wait to “bring down American hegemony and the globohomo project” but Putin is not your man. The enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend. You are backing the wrong horse.

    Gotta admit, it’s genuinely shocking, that after everything that’s happened since February, how many people here and at the rest of unz are still trying to get in touch with the inner edgelord.

  165. anon[200] • Disclaimer says:
    @G. Poulin

    If a country is a Democracy it has: borders, equal administration of laws, and something close to honest elections.

    Three strikes. The USA is out.

  166. Dennis Dale says: • Website

    That’s funny, because he genuinely represents resistance to the global anti-white agenda of our own government.
    So here’s the guy who’s been singled out for regime change in no small part because he rejects the idea of “white supremacy” (note he didn’t say anything about “white” people–and neither do our leaders, unless it’s to trash us) for his people, trolling us with our own masochistic drivel as prescribed by an elite that hates us.
    Let us point-and-titter.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  167. @That Would Be Telling

    In Top Gun 2, super-pilot Maverick does _not_ steal an enemy jet. Flying an unfamiliar jet is beyond even his powers.

  168. @epebble

    USSR had used de-colonization as a powerful siren song to amass huge support in the developing world…

    …while being quite the empire itself. Not that the “developing world” ever developed anything other than its own empires, e.g., Nigeria, Indonesia, India, two Congoes, several Guineas…

    • Agree: Verymuchalive
  169. Corvinus says:
    @Dennis Dale

    “That’s funny, because he genuinely represents resistance to the global anti-white agenda of our own government“

    Putin? Ok, where exactly in his speeches or writings has he made that exact reference?

  170. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:

    For Jack D…

  171. @Jim

    The opposite is much more likely.

    Russia sees the status of the Ukraine as an existential issue for Russia. This isn’t just true of Putin but of his predecessors, and has also been acknowledged by American foreign policy experts from Kennan to Kissinger.

    To Russia, the Ukraine isn’t like Afghanistan or Vietnam were to us, places thousands of miles away where we can take an L and just carry on. The Russians can’t afford to lose and will escalate if they do.

  172. @Cagey Beast

    When the East Bloc collapsed (to everyone’s surprise) in the early 1990’s, our governing classes decided to keep the Cold War institutions around and even add new ones to spend money “promoting democracy”.

    One of the co-founders of the “U.S. Committee to Expand NATO” was a guy named Bruce Jackson. Jackson’s day job was VP of planning and strategy at…wait for it…Lockheed Martin. A new country in NATO means that country needs to buy all sorts of NATO-compliant stuff.

    It’s almost like Eisenhower, having spent his entire adult life in the U.S. Army and was the head (doing a masterful job I might add) of the largest military alliance in history, before being a 2-term President, knew what he was talking about when he warned of the Military-Industrial Complex.

  173. HA says:
    @Abe

    “That may very well be. Personally I don’t see how the average Russian would not have been better off had this calamity been averted through honest, fair, and in-good-faith negotiation from all sides.”

    Yes, the spread-the-blame moral equivalence game. I know my Cold War trivia well enough to that’s another oldie-but-goodie straight from the playbook. No one with a shred of honesty bought it the first time around, and it makes even less sense now.

    Personally, I couldn’t care less if Putin wets his diapers at night over how NATO is hiding under his bed; even if sellouts like Mearshimer and Kissinger agree with him. That’s his business. But in the end, Russia was bound by honest, fair and in-good-faith agreements from all sides (including the US) to resolve those night terrors by something short of military invasion. And that includes “special military operations” for anyone stupid enough to pretend that’s a thing and then still have the gall to lecture us on what is and isn’t honest, fair and in-good-faith.

    Same goes for the poor shelled children of Donbass. You know what the total death toll from shelling in Donbass had dwindled to in the year prior to the invasion? Less than 30. Do you know that when the UN sent observers to see what was happening over there, they determined that over 80% of the violations of the cease-fire were coming from the Russian side? Of course you don’t. Or you don’t care. So much for honest, fair, and in-good-faith.

    And whatever Nuland did, it didn’t involve a single tank rolling into Kiev and not one hectare of Ukraine being annexed to Alaska. She was able to get all that done with just a basket of pastries, even though she had a four-year time-out during Trump’s term. (Even the leaders of the so-called coup she engineered nixed the idea of joining NATO.) Poor little Finland and Sweden weren’t swallowed up kicking and screaming by the greedy, ravenous NATO hobgoblin. That’s not how NATO works. NATO can invite, and offer joint-exercise this and enhanced-cooperation that, but without genuine popular approval (i.e., unlike those sham elections in Crimea), you don’t join. And before Putin started swiping chunks of Ukraine, the fraction of Ukrainians that wanted to join NATO was polling at roughly 20% or less, and was always outmatched by the no-to-NATO contingent. Putin’s so called negotiations were what brought that about remarkable turnaround, precisely because they were anything but fair and honest and in-good-faith. Issuing a set of demands to someone about what you plan to steal and threatening to rape them if they’re not 100% fulfilled isn’t a negotiation. It’s still just a rape. Even if you offer to steal only 50% this time around, that’s still not a negotiation.

    So you play that moral equivalence game with someone else stupid enough to buy it. If you want fair and honest and good-faith negotiation, take it up with your man in Moscow. Get him to delegate Mearshimer or Kissinger or one of his other bought-and-paid-for goons to negotiate on his behalf. His word will not be trusted by anyone who has paid attention.

    And if that doesn’t happen, and NATO and the West does indeed turn out to be some kind of existential threat to Putin, as a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, well, it couldn’t happen to a nicer fella.

    • Thanks: Jack D
  174. @Dieter Kief

    USSR had used de-colonization as a powerful siren song to amass huge support in the developing world…

    …while being quite the empire itself. Not that the “developing world” ever developed anything other than its own empires, e.g., Nigeria, Indonesia, India, two Congoes, several Guineas…

    If you need multilingual signs, or an “official” language, you are an empire.

    https://i0.wp.com/the-peak.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/WEB_Stop-Sign_Alanah-Heffez_Flickr.jpg?resize=1536%2C1152&ssl=1

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  175. @AnotherDad

    Agreed. But Russia is playing its part in bringing down the Global American Empire (GAE). For that, I’m thankful.

  176. @Dieter Kief

    De-Nazification and now de-colonization…

    If you need multilingual signs, or an “official” language, you are an empire.

    https://i0.wp.com/the-peak.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/WEB_Stop-Sign_Alanah-Heffez_Flickr.jpg?resize=1536%2C1152&ssl=1

  177. HA says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    “If I were young and unattached, I’d consider it.”

    Ah yes, the “I’m just too old and attached” excuse. And yet, when I see the regular naturalization celebrations on the local news, I see plenty of people of there who are both old and attached. That doesn’t seem to have stopped them from hauling over here. But for some strange reason, Dave Pinsen has been stopped in his tracks by some inviolable you-must-be-under-the-age-of-X protocol that only he can see, which has thereby cruelly dashed his dreams of Russian citizenship.

    Oh, the tragedy! Or to put it more accurately, the sheer absurdity. I mean, it’s not as pathetically lame as PhysicistDave’s excuses of why he can’t scoot off to China (i.e., he doesn’t know the language all that well, and he isn’t sure how to enroll his daughter in college there) but it’s pretty close.

    There’s something weird about these spineless Cassandras of the West who happen to be named Dave. Admittedly, it’s only a sample set of two, but I might just be on to something. Maybe they listened to one too many Eagles lyrics at some point in their lives, and now, even though they’ve mentally checked out of the West long, long ago, they just can’t bring themselves to leave.

    Weird how Russia and China and all those countries the fanboys point to when they want to convince us how popular Putin is aren’t bound by that same just-can’t-quit-ya curse that afflicts the West. The old and attached people in all those other supposedly superior countries seem to have no problem whatsoever saying da svidanya.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  178. @HA

    Same goes for the poor shelled children of Donbass. You know what the total death toll from shelling in Donbass had dwindled to in the year prior to the invasion? Less than 30.

    You can’t comprehend that “less than 30” is still “less than 30” too many? The acceptable number is zero.

    • Replies: @HA
  179. @AndrewR

    It was a bit jarring seeing his attractive and well-dressed wife come to D.C. and say,”Bombs! Moar bombs,muthafukkazz!”

    We have all these lousy feminists running around,and the one time they could actually be useful,like saying,”Hey!!Stop blowing up women and children!” they,of course,are nowhere to be found.
    Worthless bitches.

    But,in fairness,look at that dirtbag,Dick Durbin. He goes to Uvalde, he races to my town of Highland Park,all the time crying about the poor lil children!!! Oh! The children are suffering.
    The he cheerfully signs another delivery of bombs and missiles to Ukraine. 😮

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
  180. @HA

    Kissinger is no sellout. He is very smart,and being very old, is looking at the long game. Israel is being quite bashful in standing up to Putin.

    • Replies: @HA
  181. Matra says:
    @HA

    Since Russia doesn’t rule over the USA RT’s message on BLM is irrelevant. What is not irrelevant is that people in the US government, media, legal profession, pro sports, corporate America, and even the medical establishment that you are so keen on, do worship BLM and most of them want Americans to be anti-Russian. What people like EddieSpaghetti are saying is that since the worst enemies of white Americans are at home, not abroad, you shouldn’t be a useful idiot by falling for patriotard propaganda.

    • Thanks: EddieSpaghetti
    • Replies: @HA
  182. Apparently our foreign policy technocrats didn’t even read the instruction manual left to them:

    • Thanks: Dave Pinsen
  183. @Steve Sailer

    Top Gun Maverick has earned more than a bi\$\$ion in ticket sales. Rumor has it that Tom gets 20% of the gross.

  184. Back to MonkeyPox: two cases reported in kids, both of whom have had contact with poofters. Expect the MSM to trumpet the former and ignore the latter. The CDC goes off message and tells the truth for once.

    US RECORDS FIRST TWO CHILD MONKEYPOX CASES: CALIFORNIA TODDLER AND AN INFANT IN D.C. WERE LIKELY INFECTED BY ‘HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS’ AND BOTH HAD CONTACT WITH GAY OR BISEXUAL MEN, CDC CHIEF SAYS.

    https://instapundit.com/532964/

  185. @jb

    Who are you getting your information from? The WaPo is far from perfect, but I trust it more than the Russian government or J. Random Internet Guy.

    Unfortunately, because we don’t have a good faith media in this country, the truth has to be pieced together like a detective story.

    For example, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is pure propaganda. Hey, you can’t blame them. Their country is in a fight for its life and “information war” is part of the campaign. At present, that means convincing the voters in Western countries that more weapons and money will produce a return on investment in terms of “hurting Russia.” Everything they say (and they don’t care if it’s true or not) is to further that objective.

    The WaPo and the rest of the MSM are reprising their patriotic role from WWII — i.e., publishing only what supports the (proxy) war effort. And guess what? The Ukrainian MOD officially counts as a “source,” so the MSM can just repeat whatever it says and still technically be doing “journalism.” (And since this is war, there is no looking at what the other side says because that would be “spreading Russian propaganda.”) The bottom line is that the MSM is The Voice of Ukraine. But that’s still a data point.

    The Russians, either because they don’t care or know it’s futile, barely even try to do propaganda. They put out a daily “clobber list” of all the stuff and people they believe they blew up. It’s a bit overstated (maybe 25-30% too high) in the way that all armies are a little optimistic about their kills. But it’s not fraudulent like some of the Ukrainian claims.

    There is thick Fog of War because both sides naturally don’t want to give out real time information on their casualties and troop movements. Apparently, the best way to get the facts on the ground is to aggregate information from the official sources as well as the Russian and Ukrainian Telegram channels of individuals who have a track record of knowing the facts. If you want to go full war nerd the Military Summary channel is like a daily instant replay of all the combat, unit-by-unit and town-by-town.

    As far as “pro-Russian” analysis to balance out the MSM party line, sources include The Duran https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDuran, History Legends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbu40cNwx2Q, Moon of Alabama https://www.moonofalabama.org/, Jackson Hinkle https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDivewithJacksonHinkle/community (Although he has apparently been shut down by YouTube censors and is looking for a new platform). If these people aren’t “respectable” or credentialed enough for you, then so be it.

    • Thanks: sayless
    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  186. Matra says:

    I think HA might be the same guy who freaked out at me one time many years ago for quoting Misha Glenny on Yugoslavia. He also appears to hate Russians and gives off boomer Cold Warrior vibes. I’ll guess he’s an Ellis Islander of Eastern European Catholic background with a passionate attachment to some other country – Poland, Ukraine or Croatia.

  187. Jack D says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Keep holding your breath.

  188. @Steve Sailer

    Yeah, the exposition says clearly that it’s an F-14.

  189. @HA

    Sorry I’m not going to abandon my family to impress a pseudonymous Unz commenter.

    • Replies: @Anon
  190. Jack D says:
    @G. Poulin

    Take him then. Russia would be glad to have you. What is stopping you unless you are just bullshitting?

    Meanwhile millions from all over the planet want to move to the democratic West but hardly anyone moves to Russia.

  191. HA says:
    @Bragadocious

    The Russian view of U.S. race relations is exactly the same as the view in the UK, France and Germany.

    I gotta disagree, at least somewhat. In Russia’s case, it’s a ridiculous argument precisely for the fact it boiled down to a lame effort to deflect from their breadlines and the gulags. That hasn’t changed. And while I do see your point, the fact remains that however you want to contextualize it, when Russian trolls like EddieSpaghetti tell you that Russia never called any of you a deplorable, they are simply lying through their teeth.

    Just like all those I’d-take-Putin-in-a-minute-over-anything-the-West-is-offering blowhards who, despite their fist-banging vehemence, always seem to be able to find some reason for staying put instead of joining up with the team that’s so clearly winning. “Well, I would, I really would…but wouldn’t you know, at this particular point in my life I just happen to be too much this, or don’t know enough of that…otherwise, I really, really would…” There’s inevitably some weird little clause in some memo that all those people in those superior Putin-loving countries who immigrate to the West in droves never got, because all those people just keep swarming over. Babies, old people, people not speaking a word of English, and without a dollar to their name, really do want to join up with that swarm. Even those Putin trolls who actually spent time in Russia long enough to get accustomed there (e.g., Ritter) seem to prefer telling us Putin is superior from their armchairs in the West. The walk so rarely manages to match up with the talk. At this point, it wouldn’t surprise me if Karlin himself doesn’t try to weasel his way back stateside at some point.

    Weird how that works.

    And speaking of Dave Pinsen:

    “Sorry I’m not going to abandon my family to impress a pseudonymous Unz commenter.”

    I’m running up against my 3/hour limit so I’ll answer his lame comment here by pointing out that there’s nothing stopping Dave from hauling his family over with him. Plenty of those people in Putin-loving countries have no problem doing that, as I already noted.

    But you keep spinning those excuses. You’re absolutely right about the fact that they’re not impressing me, and the same goes for anyone outside your echo chamber.

    • Thanks: Jack D, Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  192. Jack D says:
    @Thoughts

    One American traitor lives in Russia and this makes it part of the West?

    Russia is not quite Western but not quite Asiatic either. It is doomed to be not fully Western but not fully Eastern either.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @petit bourgeois
  193. @epebble

    Vladimir Putin inaugurates Moscow Mosque with Turkish, Palestinian leaders Erdogan and Abbas

    This is just a continuation of Tsarist policy vis-a-vis Islam. The Tsarist authorities permitted the building of the first Mosque in Moscow early in the 19th Century.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Mosque%2C_Moscow
    The original Moscow Cathedral Mosque was built in 1904 at a time when the Tsar was still an absolute ruler. Both were built mainly to accommodate Volga Tartar residents of Moscow. Also, it enabled the Tsarist authorities to better regulate and control them. This policy is what Putin is continuing today.

    Nearly all Muslims in Russia are of the traditional sort, that is pre-Salafist. They pose little threat to Russia or Russians. Where Saudi Arabia has been able to export its Salafist/Wahabbist brand of Islam there has been trouble, as in the North Caucasus. This has now been stemmed, unlike in the West where it continues to proliferate.

  194. Mr. Anon says:

    One American traitor lives in Russia and this makes it part of the West?

    What makes Snowden a traitor? That he revealed the extent of the national security state’s spying on its own citizens. That doesn’t make him a traitor in my book.

  195. Mr. Anon says:

    I’m running up against my 3/hour limit…………..

    Maybe Mr. Unz should relax those rules for you and Jack D.

    You two clearly have a big dog in this fight, based on your voluminous commentary. Why you haven’t been this excited since the last time there was the prospect of locking people in their homes and jamming masks on their faces.

    Why exactly should I trust people who clearly seem to have some kind of stake in a fight between two countries, neither of which is my own, and in which fight I have exactly zero interest? You two are both good examples of Steve’s old line “let’s you and him fight”.

  196. Abe says:
    @HA

    Yes, the spread-the-blame moral equivalence game. I know my Cold War trivia well enough to that’s another oldie-but-goodie straight from the playbook.

    2 football teams worth of top current and former security officials- including at least one former CIA director- lined up in front of the cameras to falsely accuse Putin of subverting a US Presidential election. That is not Cold War era trivia, that is ripped from the headlines of less than 2 years ago.

    And whatever Nuland did, it didn’t involve a single tank rolling into Kiev and not one hectare of Ukraine being annexed to Alaska. She was able to get all that done with just a basket of pastries

    Whoa, isn’t that whole Nuland and her amazingly efficacious pastries line JackD’s? How very non-sockpuppety of you.

    Bottom line, I remember the Cold War and the ardent wish of every Cold Warrior of genuine idealism and good-will was not to kill every Russian and turn the USSR into a dessert but to break down the walls of suspicion and paranoia, to end the insane Strangelovian cycle of brinkmanship that threatened to one day blow up the world. From the ending of SPIES LIKE US, to Rocky winning over the Russian boxing spectators at the end of ROCKY 4, to Reagan’s “average Ivan and Anya” speech, the dream was always for reconciliation and mutual understanding by men of good will. Where did we go wrong?

    (Scrub to 2h 6m 15s point)

  197. Cold warrior* boomers Greg Cochran and Steve Sailer suffering from Putin Derangement Syndrome. You hate to see it.

    *Neither Greg nor Steve has ever been in a fight, much less combat, but you know….lots of back issues of the national review in their libraries!

  198. HA says:
    @Matra

    “What people like EddieSpaghetti are saying is that since the worst enemies of white Americans are at home, not abroad, you shouldn’t be a useful idiot by falling for patriotard propaganda.”

    No, what he said was that no one in Russia called him a deplorable. That’s a blatant lie. Whereas your blatant attempt to deflect from that by pointing out that people who run things in America ALSO call him a deplorable — which no one disputes — doesn’t change that.

    And I can’t be sure if I’m the one who smacked you down for something you said about Yugoslavia, but if I am (and you’re more than welcome to dig through my comment history or yours all you like, if you’re still smarting over that, but if you’re too lazy, don’t expect me to do it for you) consider the possibility that that was due simply to the fact your argument back then was as lame as the one you just made. Just a thought. That being said, if you want to compare Putin to Milosevic, you’ll get no dispute from me, and I think there’s an argument to be made there so there’s that. Those Communist nostalgia types do tend to skew in the same direction.

    • Replies: @EddieSpaghetti
  199. Cato says:
    @The Alarmist

    It’s not really that big a departure for Putin: he has always tried to be accommodating to (non-radical) Muslims, and has built several big mosques. Historically (according to Peter Turchin), the boundary of Russian identity was defined by religion: Tatars would be Russian, if Orthodox Christian, but Moslems were beyond the Pale. Viewed in an historical context, Putin is actually a big step toward wokeness. This may be mostly inspired by low Russian birthrates and the emergence of Eurasianist ideology.

  200. HA says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    “You can’t comprehend that ‘less than 30’ is still ‘less than 30’ too many?”

    No one is saying 30 deaths a year is acceptable. I’m just saying it’s a pathetically lame rationalization for launching an invasion in which tens of thousands or more will likely die (and by some accounts, already have).

    That’s all the more true if those 30 deaths a year are, extrapolating from the most objective evidence we have, more than 80% due to the goons that Putin himself had installed, a move which, as I’ve noted before, also didn’t help endear him to the locals.

  201. HA says:
    @Bardon Kaldlan

    “Kissinger is no sellout. He is very smart,and being very old is looking at the long game.”

    One can be old and smart and still be a sellout. Those are not disjoint sets. And I’m willing to bet Kissinger’s foundation is heavily reliant on funding from Chinese and Russian oligarchs, if one sorts the money flow honestly enough. What’s that Upton Sinclair quip about not understanding something if your paycheck depends on it?

    And I’m not sure what Israel’s desire to leverage their ability to stay on Putin’s good side with their objectives regarding Iran, and how all that affects their policy on Ukraine, has to do with anything I said, so I’ll leave that aside.

    And since I’m again at the 3-comment limit, I’ll reply to Abe here:

    “From the ending of SPIES LIKE US, to Rocky winning over the Russian boxing spectators at the end of ROCKY 4, to Reagan’s “average Ivan and Anya” speech, the dream was always for reconciliation and mutual understanding by men of good will. Where did we go wrong?”

    Where did we go wrong? I’m thinking your apparent inability to distinguish reality from Hollywood, or from mid-80’s pop culture in general, be it Rocky 4 or songs by Sting, might be one of those things about the West that I, too, would consider problematic, though I’ll forego Dave Pinsen’s theatrics over how much better everyone else is in that regard.

    And let’s remember that 1985, which is when “Spies Like Us”, Rocky 4 and Sting’s “Russians” were all released, also just happens to be the year Gorbachev came to power. What a weird coincidence that THAT happens to be the exact point in history you’re hankering for!

    Anyway, if you’re not nostalgic for THAT Russia (and given that you’re a Putinoid I’m guessing you’re not), you might want to rethink which Hollywood tropes you’re going to allow to do your thinking for you.

    • Replies: @Abe
  202. @Pixo

    You are making the mistake of projecting forward trends that are contradicted by demographics. China will keep rising for another 3 years or so, then gradually fade away into a poorer, dirtier, corrupter, semi-totalitarian version of Japan.

    How can they “rise” when their population of children and working age adults is plunging and elderly is soaring?

    And there is no chance of this trend changing. The upcoming generation of teenage girls is tiny compared to Gen X and older Millennials, and each year birthrates fall more.

    With respect–always respect to those bringing up demographic issues, because those dominate. But you are doing, what you are suggesting I’m doing–projecting the now as the future.

    Yes, China is a huge demographic bulge of working age old people–their somewhat younger post-“Great Leap” version of our Boomers (basically our GenX)–and not some many children.

    To be fair, they also have the “echo” of this boom–the 30 year olds–coming into prime productive age. But yeah, they are going to have a big “paying for these old fogeys” issue. And it will not be pretty.

    But here’s the deal. Even with their “plunging” population, they’ve still been birthing 15-20 million people a year. (The Fauci has hammered that back to apparently 12 and 10 the last two years.)

    Let’s imagine that falls down to say 5-10m a year over the next several decades–while their old bulge dies off; with a corresponding tight labor market and gradually improving housing situation and living standards–before fertility comes into some sort of balance. And the Chinese are better positioned–more realistic–to enact policies to make that happen and make the resulting fertility eugenic.

    If in 2050 they are birthing say only 6-7m Chinese with a fairly eugenic profile … that–a competent nation of say 500-600 million–sounds not just a little but a hell of a *lot* better than where the US is headed.

    In fact, it is not even close. By then–if our politics does not get rapidly better quickly–we’ll be Brazil de Norte with more Africans streaming in to add vibrant “diversity” every day. I’m actually fairly hopeful this toxic “nation of immigrants” shit will be founder on the African rocks–with a collective even if unspoken sigh of disgust. But even with an end to it, our population is not going to be competitive with China.

    • Replies: @Pixo
  203. @HA

    When the CIA was arming and training Islamic terrorist Chechen’s to fight in the Russian Chechen war, was that because we supported their ideology? Of course not. When the United States was arming the Islamic head choppers in Syria, was that because we supported their ideology? Of course not. Indeed, when the head choppers were in Syria, they were our allies and we described them as moderate rebels. But as soon as these same head choppers crossed into Iraq, even though their ideology was the same as before, they were now our enemies and we described them as Islamic terrorists.

    Likewise, when the US was helping Osama bin Laden and the Taliban fight the Russians in Afghanistan, it was not because we supported their ideology. And even today, the US surely does not support the Nazi ideology that was highly prevalent among the Ukraine’s most elite soldiers that we trained and armed.

    Evidently, geopolitics make strange bedfellows.

    Yet, now you imply that the fact that some articles in RT were sympathetic to BLM means that Putin, and Russian’s in general, are wokesters that hold some irrational animus to America’s so called deplorables. HA, I suggest that if you are in a chair on the Hollywood Squares Portland Edition, get up out of that chair, go outside, and breath some of that fine fresh air that Portland used to be famous for.

    • Replies: @HA
  204. @HA

    I’m running up against my 3/hour limit so I’ll answer his lame comment here by pointing out that there’s nothing stopping Dave from hauling his family over with him. Plenty of those people in Putin-loving countries have no problem doing that, as I already noted.

    The lame comment is yours (notwithstanding Jack D nodding along to it like a seal.). It’s basically a variation of the childhood taunt, “If you like X so much, why don’t you marry it?”. But let’s drill down a bit. I have family members who would be unable to move to a foreign country now for health, age, financial, and other reasons, as I’m sure is true of most Unz readers. Those are things stopping me from “hauling” them over to Russia.

    Similarly, I’m sure you and Jack D have things preventing you from moving to the Ukraine, that paragon of democracy which warrants us suffering record gas prices and sending 20 annual Israels worth of aid to them.

    That said, I do have some skin in the game, having bought shares of Sberbank, Gazprom, and Yandex in early March.

    • Replies: @Pixo
    , @HA
  205. @G. Poulin

    You don’t have to admire Russia from afar:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_Russia

    Immigration to Russia involves foreign citizens seeking permanent residence in the territory of the Russian Federation. The standard immigration procedure consists of the following steps: obtaining a temporary residence permit; obtaining a permanent residence permit and obtaining Russian citizenship.[1] Under current law, one can receive citizenship of Russia after five years of residence and after passing an exam in Russian language. Immigration to Russia is regulated by the Main Directorate for Migration Affairs.[2] Immigration plays an important role in modern Russian demographic processes, accounting for the increase in the population from 2011.[3]

    Russia maintains one of the world’s most liberal immigration policies; anyone who works in Russia for five years and develops fluency in the Russian language can become a citizen, provided they have not committed a crime. Almost anyone who is hired by a Russian firm can stay in the country and work indefinitely [4] This reflects a policy change, in response to declining birth rates, on the part of the government of Vladimir Putin from the more restrictive policy enacted after the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union.[5] The large non-Slavic immigrant populations arriving in response to Putin’s liberal policy have sometimes encountered xenophobia. To counter this, pursuant to Russian hate-speech laws, the Russian state has shut down various anti-immigrant groups, such as the Movement Against Illegal Immigration.

    Russian-language native-speakers, those married to Russian citizens, highly-qualified specialists, businessmen and refugees are eligible for a simplified immigration procedure. It allows gaining citizenship in 3 years (instead of 5 under the standard procedure) or sometimes skipping temporary or permanent residency.[6]

  206. @Jack D

    People don’t come to the West for democracy, they come for the opportunity to make or be given money.

    According to Wikipedia, 285k immigrants moved to Russia in 2020, a plurality of them from the Ukraine.

  207. @Altai

    The switch from desert tan to woodland green was happening in April 2022, I live on US-95 north of Las Vegas and observed some woodland green vehicles heading south on US-95, heading to Gulf ports. Figured they might be headed to Europe, maybe to the Ukronazis. Time for another WW in Europe?

    Back when they were winding down Iraq, a constant flow of used up desert tan vehicles were headed northbound. A convoy of Ohio National Guard (Four dead in Oh hi oh) was returning from an administrative (they weren’t counted as boots on the ground) tour where they were delivering resupply into NW Iraq that was then deployed in Syria “fighting” CIA’s minor league team ISIS. On their return they were carrying some heavy loads, possibly some DU, up to the arsenal at Hawthorne, Nevada. The hazardous placards were colored orange as explosives, but the id numbers didn’t show up on the internet. Need to know.

    • Thanks: Dieter Kief
  208. @Jack D

    Democratic sure.

    2022, Kamala Harris, the first primary POTUS candidate to drop out after receiving no support, becomes the VP candidate (next in line when Biden is declared incompetent) at the Democrat convention.

    2020, Hillary, the Democrat POTUS candidate, after a 9/11 memorial service, is loaded into a Secret Service like a refrigerator. Still the candidate in November.

    The Republicans are just as bad.

    Those are the only two choices that the People are ever allowed.

    Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum. Choose wisely, it never matters.

  209. Anon[360] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Sure, which is what you are as well. And realistically even if your whole family could move you wouldn’t do it, 95%+ of all the Americans who talk up Russia and China would never move to Russia or China because they know living in America is better. Even if they and their entire families could move and could learn the language.

    If you admit this then good for you, and if you can’t then you’re just a rather colossal poseur.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  210. HA says:
    @EddieSpaghetti

    “Yet, now you imply that the fact that some articles in RT were sympathetic to BLM means that Putin, and Russian’s in general, are wokesters that hold some irrational animus to America’s so called deplorables.”

    Oh, just some articles in RT, you say? You skipped that encyclopedia entry about how “you lynch your Negroes” has a history going back almost a century? How convenient, and how typical.

    And for the record, I never said irrational. I mean, lynching Negroes, so to speak, did indeed happen and was indeed deplorable. But the implication that “Negro lynching” is somehow at the core of what America is all about — all in an obvious effort to deflect from the enormity of Moscow’s own appalling human rights record — is straight out of the Moscow playbook, and that’s the very same playbook that Putin isso nostalgic for. If, as you claim, they don’t really believe that, then it just adds a layer of hypocrisy onto to the cheap rubber-glue rhetorical flim-flam.

    You can excuse that however you like, and of course you’re going to that, being the Russian hack that you are. But whether that was motivated by enemy-of-my-enemy or whatever else doesn’t change the fact that the likes of you were genuinely hated and regarded as deplorable. How hated were you, you ask? Even worse than those who set up the gulags, that’s how much. In fact, that was the whole point of their argument. The likes of you were worse than all those people.

    You wanna brush that off? Go ahead, it doesn’t surprise me. It’s the kind of thing you do. But you’re not fooling me.

    • Replies: @EddieSpaghetti
  211. Pixo says:
    @AnotherDad

    Interesting thoughts. I agree Chinese demo decline could reverse itself if we go way out to 2050. But I don’t think it will.

    The common Asian-White-Black ranking appears to include female desire to reproduce. Within the USA, Chinese Americans have very low fertility. Han Taiwan is quite rich, but has sub-1 fertility, as do the Han-cousin South Koreans. In Thailand, metro Bangkok where most of the population is partly or fully Han, also has sub-1 fertility.

    Similarly, the big driver of dysgenic fertility in China is smart people move to population-sink cities and high IQ women delay marriage and children. This happens elsewhere, but Chinese cities are just especially huge and crowded, and lack our family friendly suburbs.

    Christian persecution and one-child led to dysgenic and anti-natalist emigration of Chinese who wanted more than one child.

    I am sorry to be so gloomy, but I really can’t see a recovery to above 2.1 in fertility in any of the major high IQ groups in the next few decades. Lower housing costs will help a little. But housing is quite cheap in the emptied out parts of Central and Eastern Europe, plus Japan outside of Greater Tokyo.

    As for our North Brazil future, our core white population plus white hispanics plus whitish assimilated asians and various mixes of them will still be huge and likely reproducing at a faster rate than the Chinese.

  212. Pixo says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Good call on Sber. I also purchased Yandex, as well as a Russia etf, no change in status there yet, still listed as \$18 and untradable, they are about \$30 in Moscow.

    Aren’t foreigners prohibited from selling Russian stocks?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  213. Mr. Anon says:
    @Jack D

    One American traitor lives in Russia and this makes it part of the West?

    You’re referring to Snowden.

    Tell us, is Jonathan Pollard an American traitor?

    • Replies: @Jack D
  214. HA says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    “I have family members who would be unable to move to a foreign country now for health, age, financial, and other reasons, as I’m sure is true of most Unz readers.”

    Weird how that doesn’t seem to be true of all the huddled masses shoving their way into America or Europe. Weird how that kind of thing only afflicts those who tell us Russia or China is really the place to be (even as they somehow choose to stay put in the West). They do want to go, really they do, but gosh, something always just seems to get in the way. This week it’s a family member’s health. Next week it’s his age. The week after that it’s his financial status, or other reasons. Maybe they don’t know the language well enough. And how will they ever know how to enroll their daughters in college? The list of excuses and deal-breakers is just endless, and in the end it means that your family will be denied the privilege of living in an advanced country like Russia. It means that you’re willing to condemn your family to that hellhole that is the West, just because you can’t get past your pathetically lame excuses. Wow. If you think your stock picks are gonna somehow compensate for your lack of spine, well, way to think like an ugly-American capitalist pig, Dave.

    And here’s the funny thing: if you walk into any Chinatown or barrio in America (or housing estate in the UK, or whatever the equivalent of that is in Germany, or Sweden), you’ll see plenty of people from those countries that love Putin who are old, who are in ill health, who are lacking in financial prospects, and who have no clue about college enrollment. There were all sorts of reasons for them to have stayed put. And yet, they up and came over to a Putin-hating country anyway. How bizarre is that?

    So, to the extent you and other Cassandras find the West so pathetically lacking in initiative and ambition, and reeking of hypocrisy to the extent that all their big rhetoric so rarely matches their follow-through, how about you look in the mirror instead to find out where things went wrong?

    I have no illusions about Ukraine’s flaws. Unlike the many Putinoids who keep lecturing me about what it is and isn’t, I’ve actually been there and seen the place for myself. Let’s just say it’s got a long way to go (and that was my verdict long before the invasion). The fact that it still doesn’t deserve to be invaded by the likes of Putin’s goons doesn’t mean I want to go live there. If I see some poor schmuck getting beaten up by a bully and decide to stick up for him, it doesn’t mean I idolize him or consider him some advanced life form. I’m just willing to call a bully a bully. Is that really so hard for you to understand? And I never said or implied that some other country is clearly superior to what the West is offering, be that Ukraine or anywhere else. YOU did that. Check your tweets. So stop trying to project your lame argument onto me, because it isn’t going to work. Again, to the extent you have a problem with the West, consider the possibility that it’s your own failures coming through, seeing as you’re a blowhard who isn’t able to live up to his own rhetoric, and instead of having the honesty to admit that, you point fingers at others.

  215. @Dream

    Muh white man stole everything

    To his credit, Godbole, an Indian, is saying the exact opposite.

    I’ve been trying to read up on the subject lately and I see the “Englishman stole everything” is a meme among Indian nationalist politicians and polemecists. But many serious Indian economic historians seem to take a pretty nuanced and largely benign view of the British rule of India, and are very skeptical of the numbers being bandied about lately by anti-colonialists and their fans for the amounts that were “looted” (there a clip by Trevor Noah that got tweeted out a lot.)

    The serious study of Indian economic history has been around a long time, but gets little notice. One of the big name latter-day practitioners, an Indian historian named Tirthankar Roy, seems to be of the view that the British empire in India was largely accidental and a byproduct of commercial activities, and far from malign, as it unfolded gradually over a period of 250 years alongside trading activities and imperatives, before the Brits fully ruled the subcontinent.

    If you are at all interested in the subject, this is worth a read.

    https://tirthankarroyblog.wordpress.com/

  216. @Anon

    And realistically even if your whole family could move you wouldn’t do it, 95%+ of all the Americans who talk up Russia and China would never move to Russia or China because they know living in America is better.

    Let’s set aside your comment about me, since you know nothing about me. I’m curious why you think living in America is obviously better than living in Russia or China. Assume, for the sake of argument, we’re talking about a 20-something American who can work remotely, and has a facility with languages. Why would his quality of life be better in New York than Moscow or Shanghai?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Dieter Kief
  217. @Mike_from_SGV

    You’re probably right, Mike, but it’s something I’m still not used to – a leader of a country trolling with a tweet. I know, Donald Trump, right … What a world.

  218. Boethiuss says:
    @Cagey Beast

    I’ve been wondering if we’ll see something like this finally happen in Germany? The guys running big German corporations like BASF and Volkswagen might decide this winter that they really can’t afford to be post-national team players anymore. They may decide to put their weight behind a new governing coalition that makes a break with the German branch of the Atlanticist blob.

    Like what is this supposed to mean. Multinational corporations have some amount of defacto power because they can establish meaningful political connections outside their home countries. But in this case, all those connections are on the Ukrainian side of this war, so they’re just stuck.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  219. @HA

    Weird how that doesn’t seem to be true of all the huddled masses shoving their way into America or Europe.

    It’s weird that I’m less willing to separate from my loved ones than a 25-year-old economic migrant from Cameroon? I don’t think so, but we can agree to disagree on that point.

    The list of excuses and deal-breakers is just endless, and in the end it means that your family will be denied the privilege of living in an advanced country like Russia. It means that you’re willing to condemn your family to that hellhole that is the West

    I haven’t called the West a hellhole, so that’s a strawman. The idea of my 82-year-old mother who speaks no Russian uprooting herself to move to Russia is ludicrous; that she would unwilling or unable to do so is not a knock on Russia. She would be similarly unwilling or unable to move to France.

    So, to the extent you and other Cassandras find the West so pathetically lacking in initiative and ambition

    Another strawman. I haven’t said anything about the West’s initiative and ambition or lack thereof. In fact I think provoking Russia and China at the same time is pretty ambitious.

    Wow. If you think your stock picks are gonna somehow compensate for your lack of spine, well, way to think like an ugly-American capitalist pig, Dave.

    In what way are you demonstrating your superior spine, HA (other than via your comments here, which you don’t aren’t even brave enough to sign with your name)? If you’re so morally outraged by Russia’s military operation in the Ukraine, why haven’t you volunteered to join the fight? The Ukraine has been welcoming foreign fighters since March.

    how about you look in the mirror instead to find out where things went wrong?

    I do that about myself all the time, but I can’t blame myself too much for America’s mistakes. I’m just one citizen out of 300+ million and have no influence on America’s trajectory.

    The fact that it still doesn’t deserve to be invaded by the likes of Putin’s goons

    Maybe they shouldn’t have killed thousands of their Russian-speaking citizens over the last 8 years, and turned themselves into a NATO-aligned antagonist of Russia.

    If I see some poor schmuck getting beaten up by a bully and decide to stick up for him, it doesn’t mean I idolize him or consider him some advanced life form. I’m just willing to call a bully a bully.

    If you were willing to call a bully a bully, you’d call the Ukrainian military and neo-Nazi militias bullies for attacking their own citizens for the last 8 years. Even today, they’re shelling civilian areas in the Donbass that have no military value.

    And I never said or implied that some other country is clearly superior to what the West is offering, be that Ukraine or anywhere else. YOU did that.

    I said that Russia is superior to America in some specific ways that America prides itself on, such as successfully implementing multiculturalism, or in appointing a competent female central bank head. It’s also superior in not being hostile to its core ethnic group, and in resisting LGBT grooming of its children. That doesn’t mean its superior to the West in all ways. I haven’t said that.

    You’re welcome to contest whatever I’ve said here, but there’s no sense in getting yourself worked up about things I haven’t said.

    • Replies: @HA
  220. @Pixo

    Aren’t foreigners prohibited from selling Russian stocks?

    Yes, by both Russia and the U.S.

    I’m basically betting that diplomatic relations between our two countries will improve at some point.

  221. @Altai

    I’m glad that the whole of the Western world is held hostage by Jewish, Polish and Lithuania desires for revenge against Russia. Sorry, is bravely held to account by concerns for the imminent threat the country poses.

    I’m as conspiracy minded as the next fellow but is ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Lithuania’ a thing?

  222. Stogumber says:

    Afaik Putin did not denounce white domination, but Western domination. Which seems to me quite understandable. And the sinister plans of Western “investors” how to exploit Russia – can this be pooh-poohed as a mere conspiration theory (as Borenstein seemingly d0es)?
    Steve himself has sometimes written about “the rape of Russia, as explained by Anne Williamson”. It is one of the articles which influenced my view on modern history. Does Steve’s present journalism come up to his former insights?

  223. @HA

    HA, I am glad that as a result my original comment (#52), your shallowness is evident to anyone with the patience to read through one of your nitwit rants. Concerning my original comment, the crux of that comment is the following paragraph:

    “My enemies are the woke warmongers who push CRT, open borders, the great replacement and have taken us to the brink of nuclear war. Those are the people who hate me. Putin is not one of those guys.”

    Once again, this was the crux of my comment. So what did you write about that paragraph? Initially, nothing.

    Instead you focused your shallow mind on my opening line, which is not at all important to the argument, and was designed to be a “hook” for any potential readers. Specifically, I wrote:

    “Taking a cue from Muhammad Ali:

    “Ain’t no Russian ever called me deplorable”

    So instead of addressing the ideas presented in my comment, you tried to play a game of gotcha with a throwaway line by claiming that my contention that “no Russian ever called me a deplorable” is in your words, “a blatant lie.” Well, unlike Muhammad Ali who may have been called a n****r by some white people, none of the Russians that I know have ever called me a deplorable. So your contention that what I said is a blatant lie is false.

    But whether a Russian called me a deplorable or not. So what? That’s not what the comment was about. And your focus on an irrelevant comment to try, and fail, to score cheap debate points is pathetic and, unfortunately, typical of you.

    • Replies: @HA
  224. @Boethiuss

    I mean German industries could feel the lack of Russian gas, oil and coal supplies so acutely that they get the German policy on sanctions changed.

    Here’s Putin himself discussing it in Munich in 2010 to an audience of German businessmen:

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  225. @Altai

    Jewish and Polish antipathy toward Russia would make more sense as a motivation if the Ukraine weren’t Russia’s enemy. Banderites killed an awful lot of Jews and Poles during WWII.

    I think the U.S. and the UK are driving the opposition to Russia here. The UK wants a wedge between Russia and Germany, as part of its longstanding interest in preventing the rise of a dominant power in Europe. And the U.S. has needed an external enemy since the end of Cold War.

    Initially, national security types mooted the idea of a Cold War with China, then came 9/11 and the War on Terror, but ultimately there’s only so much money you can spend fighting goatherds. At the same time as Iraq was winding down, our elites became increasingly ideological (pride flags at the US embassies in Moscow and Kabul, etc.), so when Russia resisted the gay stuff, we started a 2nd Cold War with them, which included undermining them in the Ukraine. Now we’re circling back to the Cold War idea with China again, plus potentially trying to goad them into a proxy war over Taiwan.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  226. Anon 2 says:

    Both Russia and Ukraine have a tremendous surplus of women.
    Due to alcoholism, high murder rate, and men going to seed at young
    ages, life expectancy for men in both countries is still short compared to the E.U.
    As a result of the current war (which began in 2014), the surplus of women in both
    Russia and Ukraine is going to go from serious to tragic. That’s one reason Ukrainian
    girls and women have moved en masse to Poland since 2014 (particularly in
    the last 5 months). They are hoping to find boyfriends and husbands among
    Polish men. And I hear they are succeeding. P.S. Life expectancy in Poland
    is now longer than in the U.S.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  227. @G. Poulin

    And pretty soon he’d throw your ass in jail for having suggested he’s a dictator and all your property would be claimed and distributed to locals in the power structure.

    He’s reasonably benevolent but that doesn’t count calling him a dictator. Maybe a decade or so in prison will re-educate you.

    • Replies: @BB753
  228. Sean says:
    @Cagey Beast

    I happen to disagree with that because Yeltisn chose Putin, and both Yeltsin and Putin despite all their differences objected to the expansion of Nato because Russia was not being allowed to join Nato. If Russia had been allowed to join Nato everything would be different. Putin said ” It is well known that for 30 years we have persistently and patiently tried to reach an agreement with the leading NATO countries on the principles of equal and inviolable security in Europe”. But inviolable security for Russia cannot be equitable in the eyes of the US, because inviolable security can only belong to one power.

    Even with all that, NATO and the Pentagon would still need Russia as a threat and all that lovely money for democracy promotion would still have to slosh around all those NGOs of ours.

    Both Russia and America are acting as states ought to act if they want to continue to survive. ‘Tis a feature not a bug of the international system. Russia probably waited too long to begin fighting and is might well fall out of first rank militaries under the strain of the break with the West. It is not really clear that China has what it takes to be a threat to American primacy even if China no longer has to worry about Russia and has preferential access to its resources. American culture is better for inventing new stuff, and it’s is probably going to retain its cutting edge innovation and world lead in potential power. That does not mean the American population is going to continue to enjoy high living standards by world standards though.

  229. @Reg Cæsar

    Thanks for making me laugh, think and smile at the same time! – A welcome refreshment at high-summertime in Germany!

  230. @Anonymous

    Steve’s been given the job of making sure white people don’t stray from the globalist reservation.

    If this is a joke, I don’t get it. If it isn’t I’ll forget it.

    (Heheh.)

  231. @Dave Pinsen

    Lots of important political subjects are quite simple when looked at from the right*** angle.

    (***No intentional double talk from my side here – just a term.)
    ((Goat herds and goat shepeards should not be fought whenever possible – a reasonable political maxime)).

  232. Anon[360] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Revealing that you don’t deny it whatsoever. Your answer speaks volumes in of itself.

    If you have the money living in the suburbs of NYC, say Westchester County or the nicer parts of Connecticut is infinitely preferable to living like a bug jammed with tens of thousands of Chinese packed like sardines into a rather area surrounding you. Even better would be to live in the suburbs of Texas or Florida than Shanghai.

    Though it’s developmentally below the nicer areas of the United States and also Shanghai Moscow might be somewhat more appealing to an American, though I imagine it would realistically be very hard to pull a good paying Western remote job if you lived there, unless you lied about where you lived or otherwise somehow your employer didn’t care.

    The simplest answer is that we have real-world revealed preference about where Americans, Russians, and Chinese prefer to live, including wealthy ones and less wealthy immigrants. There are over 2.4 Million Chinese people originally from China living in the United States today while there are only about 30,000-120,000 living in China, with China estimating it to be around 71,000-72,000.

    The same revealed preferences that we find using empirical data also applies to Russia. The estimates I’ve seen of Russian-born immigrants to the United States are somewhere from 392,000 to 420,000. In contrast even before the Ukrainian war it’s hard to find estimates of Americans living in Russia, but the ones I did find suggest there were about 10,000-37,000 Americans in Russia, and this was before recent reports that since the Special Military Operation in Ukraine has happened that 70-80% of Americans in Russia have left.

    20-80 times as many Chinese living in America than the reverse and 10-40 times as many Russians living in America than the reverse is a real world indication that it’s a lot nicer living in America than Russia or China.

    • Agree: HA
    • Replies: @Boethiuss
    , @Dave Pinsen
  233. @Dave Pinsen

    Assume, for the sake of argument, we’re talking about a 20-something American who can work remotely, and has a facility with languages. Why would his quality of life be better in New York than Moscow or Shanghai?

    Civil liberties still are in dire straits in Russia.

    In a sane world, there’d be a competition in this regard between all nations worldwide. –

    – I dream at times of Civilizational Games – an equivalent to the Olympic Games in the fields of 1) Civil Liberties / Free Discourse / 3) Corruption-free public affairs 4) Entrepreneurs AND Labor rights 5) Standards of living.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  234. Steve,

    Russia started on the outskirts of Popasna, almost 6 months ago.

    Now they are somewhere around the outskirts of Bakhmut, which is just 20 miles further.

    They also begun this operation with the element of surprise, since Zelenskyy thought that there was just no way Russia would invade, along with most of the Russian propagandists on the internet.

    Furthermore, those same propagandists claim that Russia is fighting the completely fake state of “the Ukraine”, that has no real will to exist.

    And they also claim that in those 20 miles of territory exist only Russians, who wanted Russia to come in and save them and are helping Russia.

    While they also think that Putin is a master strategist 3D chess player and that the West is completely incompetent.

    And if you’ll remember, most of them thought that Russia could conquer Europe in a week and defeat the US.

    Yet barely a single one has reviewed their priors, even in the face of an advance that makes German advances on the WW1 “Western Front” look rapid.

    Instead, most have doubled down into complete idiocy. Now often claiming, though for the five thousandth time in the last ten years, that a gold-backed Rouble, or whatever, will unseat the Dollar, and that Western collapse is happening today.

    They were hopeless on Covid. Insane on Jews. Sound like Chomsky with dementia on geopolitics. Hate women. But just so happen to be right on the one thing that you stand for and which the mainstream has optimistically tried to believe away, which is HBD stuff.

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day, but they only manage it once.

    You see being “against the current thing” is worse than being “for the current thing.” As a person who adopts this pose is just as mentally enslaved as someone who is for the current thing, but they are also completely alienated and, given that many smart people work on consensus understanding, being “against the current thing” basically means you’re going to be wrong most of the time and diving into a rabbit hole of derangement.

    Popasna to Bakhmut is 20 miles of bombed out wasteland in 6 months against a Ukrainian military that didn’t exist in 2014 because of Russian subversion and half of your mindf*cked commentariat write as if Putin has won Agincourt.

    Don’t any of them ever question themselves???

    • Thanks: HA
  235. @Anon 2

    Poland is a pretty successful country in the 21st Century.

    • Agree: Anon 2
  236. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cagey Beast

    The following seems the most likely course of events:

    1) Elements of the US State Department have already seen the possibility of items 2 through 5 and has already set up a fallback line of US defense: AUKUS.
    2) Germany is on the verge of saving what it can by ejecting the US from Europe and saving what it can from the current debacle. Germany and Europe will re-align to trade with the Russian Federation, as the alternative is deindustrialization for Germany and only long-distance overland trade for the Russian Federation.
    3) The US is now run by Biden through Obama. The US Black coalition has displaced the Jewish coalition and had Jews as a group declared White under the 1965 Civil Rights Act. The Black coalition is attempting to repeat the successes of Africa in ejecting European society. It has started purges of its political opponents, is drastically increasing energy cost and availability, and is attempting to pass legislation that would disarm all owners of rifles. These ham-handed efforts will destabilize the US, probably by the 4th Quarter of 2022 (this year) if it fails, and within the next 3 years if it succeeds. Destabilization in 2022 (this year) would make the German ejection of the US from Europe a good deal less deadly for all concerned. Destabilization of the US will eliminate the US Dollar as a reserve currency for international trade.
    4) The US will cease to protect shipping involved in non-AUKUS trade. That, and the elimination of the US Dollar, will reduce global productivity enough to cause serious famines and consequent local hot wars.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  237. BB753 says:
    @cliff arroyo

    As if cancel culture is any better!

  238. @AndrewR

    “I-it’s real politik when based Putin does it, it’s white genocide when our politicians do it”
    Amazing logic. This is why nationalists won’t get anywhere, too many titanic intellects like the above populate the movement.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  239. @HA

    Weird how

    Over 560 words. Good lord man, use the “MORE” tag or maybe use an editor. Whatever points you make are lost in the constant ad hominem and excess verbosity. You come off as unhinged.

  240. Boethiuss says:
    @Cagey Beast

    I mean German industries could feel the lack of Russian gas, oil and coal supplies so acutely that they get the German policy on sanctions changed.

    Yeah, obviously that’s the idea but it’s just as obviously that Germany in toto doesn’t have enough political or economic muscle to desanction Russia let alone complaining from some corporate leaders. Germany is going to suffer when Putin shuts off the gas, and they completely deserve it.

    For some reason that I cannot figure out, the unz people are not appreciating the difference between the perspective of Ukrainian civilians and US/allied geopolitics. From the pov of Ukrainian civilians, this war is a debacle. But from American national interest, this war could hardly be going any better.

    We get to kill thousands and thousands of Russian servicemen without suffering any casualties ourselves. We get to reorient European politics in our favor again without suffering any casualties and in fact without even having to spend that much money.

    And for the purpose of reorienting European politics for the better, f**king Germany is almost as important as f**king Russia.

  241. Boethiuss says:
    @Anon

    If you have the money living in the suburbs of NYC, say Westchester County or the nicer parts of Connecticut is infinitely preferable to living like a bug jammed with tens of thousands of Chinese packed like sardines into a rather area surrounding you. Even better would be to live in the suburbs of Texas or Florida than Shanghai.

    Obviously. Even so, the idea of Dave Pinsen someone else of his type actually moving to Russia is a red herring.

    The point being, people get pissed off at Tony Fauci, Kamala Harris, John McCain or the like. They have some measure of power over us and are greedy for more, and we have disdain for them to the point where on a substantive level we don’t even consider them to be worthy adversaries let alone actually having to obey them.

    But instead of getting pissed off and moving to Russia, a legitimate American just has to suck it up and deal with it. Cranky Americans imagine Russia or China where there’s no Gay Pride parades, and want to live there. But that’s because they have no meaningful experience with Russia or China (or other foreign countries for that matter). So they are never comprehending the real Russia or China, with their corruption, pollution, low standard of living, poor transportation, bad weather, cultural isolation etc etc. And of course, Russia and China have their own Faucis, Kamalas and McCains who have much more oppressive authority there than those three have here. We just don’t know who they are and don’t have to care.

    The upshot being, most of this is solved when the cranks get less angry and more loyal.

    • Replies: @HA
  242. Wilkey says:

    The real threat to Russia is China and the Islamic world. Russia is huge, but has a shrinking population. It does have nukes, though. China has nukes, and has a stagnant population. The Islamic world has no nukes, but a growing population. China and/or Islam will eventually impose themselves on Russia, and Russia won’t have the balls to fight back. One way or another much of Russia soon will fall.

    There is no way to reverse any of this unless and until the West chooses to reverse its civilizational suicide and start having children again. That is certainly possible, but not very likely.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  243. HA says:
    @EddieSpaghetti

    “Instead you focused your shallow mind on my opening line, which is not at all important to the argument, and was designed to be a “hook” for any potential readers.”

    Exactly. When you start off with a blatant lie, don’t expect me to bother reading the rest. I already know it’s going to be drivel. How moronic of you to expect otherwise.

    Next time, if an opening line is “not at all important to the argument”, and is in fact a blatant lie whose only purpose is to hook any potential readers, consider omitting it. It’s way better than outing yourself as someone willing to tell bald-faced lies solely for the sake of views.

    Then again, I get it — you’re a fan of Putin. Of course you don’t care about telling blatant lies. I even commend you for admitting that. Even so, you’re not doing yourself or your cause any favors.

    • Replies: @EddieSpaghetti
  244. HA says:
    @Boethiuss

    “Obviously. Even so, the idea of Dave Pinsen someone else of his type actually moving to Russia is a red herring….a legitimate American just has to suck it up and deal with it.”

    No, it isn’t a red herring, and no, a legitimate American doesn’t have to just deal with it. A legitimate American can do what so many legitimate Russians and Chinese and Pakistanis do. Haul up stakes and move it on over to where things are better. That’s what the comment you replied to laid out: real world preferences involving actual skin in the game. What’s so red-herring about that? That’s presumably how Dave’s ancestors got here in the first place. They, too, could have yammered about how this relative or that is too old or poor, and hey, what about that college enrollment process? They could have put on the straight-from-central-casting capitalist-pig schtick about how their stock-picking is a good enough consolation prize that compensates for their lack of intestinal fortitude. They didn’t. They up and came here.

    Somewhere down through the subsequent generations, the likes of Dave Pinsen lost that gumption and now all they can manage to do is to complain to the rest of us what a worn-out lacking-in-initiative hellhole the West has become and how Russia is clearly superior because of its “competent woman central bank official” or whatever. Again, to the extent those in the West have lost their way, and instead of actually getting up and doing something they just waste time tweeting and instagramming and facebooking or whatever, I’m thinking the problem may just be with Dave Pinsen himself. You and he ought to have the honesty to admit that, but of course you don’t. Maybe that’s part of the problem too.

    To the extent that any of you want the rest of us to buy into his copious blather about how the West is inferior to Russia, your feet really do speak way louder than your tweets and as the comment you replied points out, they tell a much different story.

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  245. Abe says:
    @HA

    Where did we go wrong? I’m thinking your apparent inability to distinguish reality from Hollywood, or from mid-80’s pop culture in general, be it Rocky 4 or songs by Sting

    Yeah, and that washed up B-movie actor Reagan’s yammering about the “average Ivan and Anya” and how they too wanted a better life for their children and how maybe that human commonality could become the basis for freeing ourselves from the madness and terror of thermonuclear oneupmanship.

    https://www.upi.com/Archives/1984/01/21/Pravda-Jim-and-Sally-fearful-of-FBI-spies/2548443509200/

    Or how about those Hollywood flakes Nunn and Lugar (they’re movie producers or something, right?) suggesting we actually pay the Russians with OUR money to modernize and secure THEIR nuclear arsenal. Guess that sort of kumbaya/all-vegan left coast lifestyle has really softened their brains.

    And let’s remember that 1985, which is when “Spies Like Us”, Rocky 4 and Sting’s “Russians” were all released, also just happens to be the year Gorbachev came to power.

    Gorbachev (still alive BTW) was a good man. He could have easily sent in tanks to Poland, Lithuania, Romania, etc. and kept the crumbling edifice of Soviet communism going for another decade or three. He did not because he was deep down a man of good will.

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  246. @Wilkey

    The Islamic world has no nukes

    Pakistan would beg to differ.

  247. HA says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    “It’s weird that I’m less willing to separate from my loved ones than a 25-year-old economic migrant from Cameroon?”

    To the extent that that Cameroonian has far less cash and wherewithal to go out and buy plane tickets and moving services, then yes. Most definitely. You really can can use that same smart phone or desktop that you use for your tweets to arrange a trip to Russia. I know this because I’ve done that kind of thing myself. You just have to make sure your ticket is one-way. And hey, you’ve got that stock-picking genius to fall back on. How many penniless Cameroonians can claim that?

    Moreover, I don’t just see 25-year-old Cameroonians heading this way. You forgot the geriatric Chinese or Salvadoran (or indeed Russian) grannies and granpas I see in Chinatown or Long Island (or Brighton Beach). They got crutches, they got wheelchairs. Somehow, despite all those age/health/economics that are a deal-breaker for you, they’re still able to do what needs to be done in order to provide a better future for their children.

    Maybe you need to take a tip from them. You know, get your 25-year-old son or daughter to pull up stakes first and then bring YOU over. PhysicistDave has one or more daughters in that rough age range. What does your superior stock-picking genius tell you about the odds that she’s going to listen to her dad about how the West is doomed or inadequate and hightail it off to Beijing and then eventually bring her father and mother along? I’m not the stock picking genius you clearly are, but my money is on PhysicistDave’s daughter staying put. Just like Putin’s daughter and Lavrov’s daughter have decided that the West isn’t so terrible after all, despite what daddy tells them, and they’d rather live there. I’m even going to go so far as to guess that’s true of any Dave Pinsen Jr’s out there, or their sisters. Whether they’re 25 or not, they’re going to have an easier time coming up with lame excuses and tweeting about them — just like you — than those Cameroonian immigrants who actually allow their feet to do their talking instead of their Twitter feeds.

    Face it, Dave Pinsen. The problem with the West is you. Tweet about that for a change. It might do you some good.

    “If you were willing to call a bully a bully, you’d call the Ukrainian military and neo-Nazi militias bullies for attacking their own citizens for the last 8 years.”

    Again, according to the UN, which for all its flaws is a lot more trustworthy at this point than the likes of RT and TASS, 80% of the cease-fire violations they observed came from the side propped up and instigated by the Russians. I.e., swiping Crimea and instigating and propping up those breakaway regions was never anything but a slo-mo version of what we’ve seen in the last couple of months. In other words, no, I’m actually being perfectly consistent as to who the bully is and has been in this scenario. When Ukrainian tanks start rolling to Moscow, then you can complain to us about what a bully the Ukrainian military has become. If that’s what your stock-picking genius tells you will happen any time soon, then you’re not the genius you think you are.

    *******

    And here we are at the 3-comment limt again, so I will say to William Badwhite that if you don’t like my 540-word comments, Ron Unz has helpfully supplied you with an “ignore-this-commentator” button. If you’re too lazy to click on that, and prefer instead to simply whine about me, don’t expect me to care. You and Dave Pinsen have something in common, in that you prefer whining about the problems you face instead of taking simple steps to solve them.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  248. Russia’s model of a proud core ethnie which still respects the rights/culture etc of peripheral peoples could have been the US model after the ‘Civil Rights’ movement. Russia is 80% ethnic Russian, much like the US was in 1980 or so (white Euro-Americans taking place of Russians). But no, that’s not the road we travelled, instead we got demographic displacement and revisionist anti-White history.

  249. Boethiuss says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    There is thick Fog of War because both sides naturally don’t want to give out real time information on their casualties and troop movements. Apparently, the best way to get the facts on the ground is to aggregate information from the official sources as well as the Russian and Ukrainian Telegram channels of individuals who have a track record of knowing the facts. If you want to go full war nerd the Military Summary channel is like a daily instant replay of all the combat, unit-by-unit and town-by-town.

    Once you differentiate between civilian and military losses, there’s not much fog of war uncertainty in this war. Basically, Russia comprehensively sucks and has sucked since February.

    With very few exceptions (basically Mariupol and a couple others), all of Ukraine’s losses in the war have been civilian. The Russia war machine has had very little impact in degrading Ukraine’s combat capacity. Meanwhile, Ukraine is slaughtering Russian soldiers, destroying their weapons and other equipment, and attritioning out their ammunition.

    In this context, the only meaningful development since February is introduction of HIMARS by Ukraine from the United States and other allies. This means that even Russia’s countermeasures, dense formations basically, don’t even help any more.

    But, Ukraine’s army and its allies cannot protect Ukrainian civilians. So Russia can kill and destroy an arbitrarily high number of them while we wait for Russia’s war capacity to be destroyed or bleed out.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  250. Boethiuss says:
    @Abe

    Gorbachev (still alive BTW) was a good man. He could have easily sent in tanks to Poland, Lithuania, Romania, etc. and kept the crumbling edifice of Soviet communism going for another decade or three.

    He couldn’t. They didn’t have the money.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  251. Boethiuss says:
    @HA

    To the extent that any of you want the rest of us to buy into his copious blather about how the West is inferior to Russia, your feet really do speak way louder than your tweets and as the comment you replied points out, they tell a much different story.

    I don’t, that’s the point, you should be reading better.

    For Dave Pinsen and other cranky right-wing Americans, it was never about Putin or Xi Jinping in the first place. It’s about frustration with political and cultural currents here in America. They don’t like Fauci, Kamala Harris or John McCain but instead of doing something meaningful about that, they just start cheerleading for our enemies.

    “Hooray for Putin, hooray for Xi!!” etc, etc.

    My point is, f**k that. Russia is acting in ways undermine our vital national interests, and deliberately at that. Loyal Americans ought to be clear as to what side their on. There’s no way Dave Pinsen would tolerate disloyalty from John McCain or Lindsey Graham. There’s no way we should be tolerating it from him.

    • Replies: @HA
  252. @Anon

    It’s not revealing at all that didn’t spend time denying your hypothetical. As I said above, if I were young and unattached, I’d absolutely consider moving.

    If you have the money living in the suburbs of NYC, say Westchester County or the nicer parts of Connecticut is infinitely preferable to living like a bug jammed with tens of thousands of Chinese packed like sardines into a rather area surrounding you.

    If you have the money, living in many places can be nice. But if you’re making a median American income and able to work remotely (and you can speak Russian or easily learn it), Moscow or Vladivostok seem much cleaner and safer than New York, with plenty of amenities and more reasonable cost of living.

  253. HA says:
    @Boethiuss

    “They don’t like Fauci, Kamala Harris or John McCain but instead of doing something meaningful about that, they just start cheerleading for our enemies.”

    I agree, but even so, it is the extent to which their cheers conspicuously outpace their deeds that makes it obvious to everyone else that empty boasting is all they’ve got. Not a good look. And the very fact that so many of their jeers feature a paper-tiger stuffed-shirt America that can’t live up to its own bloated rhetoric just makes them that much more ridiculous.

    “Russia is acting in ways undermine our vital national interests, and deliberately at that. Loyal Americans ought to be clear as to what side their on.”

    Not gonna argue with that.

  254. @HA

    You forgot the geriatric Chinese or Salvadoran (or indeed Russian) grannies and granpas I see in Chinatown or Long Island (or Brighton Beach). They got crutches, they got wheelchairs. Somehow, despite all those age/health/economics that are a deal-breaker for you, they’re still able to do what needs to be done in order to provide a better future for their children.

    Usually that’s a case of their children bring them from somewhere with worse or unaffordable/inaccessible healthcare to a place (here) where they can be fobbed off on Medicaid.

    PhysicistDave has one or more daughters in that rough age range. What does your superior stock-picking genius tell you about the odds that she’s going to listen to her dad about how the West is doomed or inadequate and hightail it off to Beijing and then eventually bring her father and mother along?

    I don’t know the details of their situations, but I think his 20-something daughters would be safer in Moscow than New York. Much less chance of them being pushed in front of a subway train there, or being physically attacked by someone who hates them for being white.

    Let’s stop and emphasize this key point, which I will put in bold for you: America has an extremely violent underclass, that affects Americans’ quality of life to an extent that doesn’t exist in Moscow (or Kiev, for that matter). It makes our cities dangerous, and them and their metro areas more expensive because of the need to insulate against the underclass.

    I’m not the stock picking genius you clearly are, but my money is on PhysicistDave’s daughter staying put. Just like Putin’s daughter and Lavrov’s daughter have decided that the West isn’t so terrible after all, despite what daddy tells them, and they’d rather live there.

    Putin has two daughters, both of whom live and work in Russia. Katerina Tikchnova heads a science institute in Moscow, and Maria Vorontsova is an endocrinology researcher and partner in a healthcare investment firm. Last I read, she lived in Moscow as well. That said, I’m sure London is a nice place to live if you have a lot of money.

    Again, according to the UN, which for all its flaws is a lot more trustworthy at this point than the likes of RT and TASS, 80% of the cease-fire violations they observed came from the side propped up and instigated by the Russians. I.e., swiping Crimea and instigating and propping up those breakaway regions was never anything but a slo-mo version of what we’ve seen in the last couple of months.

    The OSCE saw things differently.

    And re “swiping Crimea”, Russia’s claim to Crimea–historically, ethnically, etc.–dwarfs the Ukraine’s. And Russia only annexed it after an American-supported color revolution in the Ukraine threatened the security of it.

    Face it, Dave Pinsen. The problem with the West is you. Tweet about that for a change. It might do you some good.

    I’ve tweeted about how America’s decline is reversible, but I can’t personally take responsibility for the decline of either the U.S. or the West, as I didn’t cause it.

    When Ukrainian tanks start rolling to Moscow

    You evince a vast ignorance of the relationship between the Ukraine and Russia, and the current war, which is in reality, closer to a civil war. There are plenty of Russians who live in the Ukraine, and it took eight years of violence against them by the Ukraine before Putin finally invaded.

    You and Dave Pinsen have something in common, in that you prefer whining about the problems you face instead of taking simple steps to solve them.

    I don’t recall whining about any problems I face here.

    Since you ignored the question in this comment, perhaps you can elaborate on how you are personally showing spine and acting on your outrage at Russia for its invasion of the Ukraine.

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
    , @HA
  255. @Dieter Kief

    Civil liberties still are in dire straits in Russia.

    It’s probably not safe to protest the government in either Russia or the U.S. (consider the persecution of the Jan 6thers– a third one just committed suicide). But my impression is that you’re unlikely to be bothered by the Russian authorities if you don’t involve yourself in their politics or commit crimes.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  256. Jack D says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Sure – he himself pled guilty and now he lives in Israel. And Snowden is an American traitor too and he lives in Russia. If Snowden is not a traitor then he should come home and face trial.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  257. Jack D says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    you’re unlikely to be bothered by the Russian authorities if you don’t involve yourself in their politics

    LOL – that’s not how real civil liberties work. What you say is true because Russia is a mafia state – people shy away from politics because they know that they will be punished if they try to exercise their human rights. You can see the result – Putin is able to carry out this war without public opposition. Systems like this are like steam boilers without pressure relief valves. Since there is no legitimate outlet to voice your discontent with your rulers, the pressure just grows and grows until one day the whole thing blows up.

  258. @Boethiuss

    I literally can’t tell if you are being ironic by making fun of what an MSM-stooge would say. If you are, then well played. If not, I feel sorry for you.

  259. Boethiuss says:
    @Jack D

    What you say is true because Russia is a mafia state – people shy away from politics because they know that they will be punished if they try to exercise their human rights.

    No no no, it’s way worse than that.

    The authorities and the criminal element will let you be in peace if you are not a problem and you live on subsistence level income or standard of living.

    If that’s not the case, if you are a successful businessman or have significant net worth for any reason, you are a target for the various criminal elements. And you have to arrange protection for whatever assets you have (and perhaps become a criminal yourself in the process).

    There’s no upper-middle class like here in America where you can fill out some paperwork at 26 to say you’re a roofing contractor, find a few buddies to make a crew and 28 years later you’re retired and there’s \$7 milliion in the bank.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  260. AndrewR says:
    @Professional Slav

    The Nazis also accused the US government of anti-black racism. You can cringe but it’s how the world works. What I know for sure is that the US government is the most dangerous organization on earth, and it poses far more of a threat to the lives and liberties of the American people than the Russian government does, threats of nuclear war notwithstanding*

    When the demonic government of the US has been toppled and replaced with a government that benefits the American people, then come talk to me about how awful the Russians are..

    *I don’t think Russia would actually use nukes unless NATO tanks rolled into Russia, or NATO bombs fell on it.

  261. Boethiuss says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    I’ve tweeted about how America’s decline is reversible, but I can’t personally take responsibility for the decline of either the U.S. or the West, as I didn’t cause it.

    Ok, but you could be like LibsofTikTok or Rufo who are taking care of business here instead of bitching about American aid to Ukraine there. For Rufo especially, I would be completely shocked if he were pro-Putin and I would be even more shocked if he said anything about it if he were.

    That’s because he’s actually doing real work that’s moving the ball here in America. You’d rather be like Pedro Emerictitus who does nothing but bitch about how the US and the Republican Party aren’t holding up to his standards.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  262. Anonymous[267] • Disclaimer says:
    @Boethiuss

    Since when does that matter in a communist society?

    Lenin/Trotsky/Stalin would have simply ordered the army to shoot the dissidents (and ordered the KGB to shoot soldiers who refused.)

    The USSR collapsed because its leaders no longer believed in communism, and no longer believed in the justice of killing people to uphold communist rule.

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  263. @Intelligent Dasein

    The days of purchasing social peace with printed money would necessarily come to an end,

    Is that what we’re experiencing, social peace?

  264. Not Raul says:

    The West mainly got to where it is by robbing other peoples in Asia and Africa.

    Where’s the lie? 🙃

  265. @AnotherDad

    Putin has not stopped illegal immigration from the ‘stans.

    I don’t think this is as big an issue as illegal immigration in the U.S. The ‘stans were part of the Soviet Union, most of the migrants presumably speak Russian, and they aren’t being imported to outvote Russians.

    He’s done nothing successful to turn around Russian fertility. (And this war isn’t going to help.) Russians are shrinking in population

    The war has already lead to an increase in Russia’s population, no? Putin gave Russian passports to a number of Russian Ukrainians, who have decided to move to Russia.

    Whatever fantasies people here have about some sort of Russia as the white knight … you need better fantasies … and a better knight.

    I don’t see Russia as a white knight, but I think Putin has done a better job of running his country for his people this century than our leaders have for theirs.

  266. Boethiuss says:
    @Anonymous

    The USSR collapsed because its leaders no longer believed in communism, and no longer believed in the justice of killing people to uphold communist rule.

    Sort of, but not at the end in the way you’re talking about.

    It is true, that starting with say Brezhnev, the Communists became a lot mellower about shooting their political adversaries. It’s also true, that over the decades the failures of Communism became more and more apparent, to the point where legions and legions of loyal Communist Party members didn’t meaningfully believe in Marxism or Communism any more.

    But the actual fall of the USSR had a very concrete cause, lack of money. No matter how ruthless the regime is, you still have to pay soldiers and feed them, put fuel in tanks and trucks, and pay for ammunition. They simply couldn’t afford to maintain the threat of military intervention which underlied the Warsaw Pact, so it dissolved.

    Btw, it’s still an issue for Russia now. Putin wants Belorussian troops to enter the Ukrainian theater but he can’t even get his own puppet to move them there. The regime loses operational control over whatever place the troops were the minute the troops leave. Same with the Russian troops in Georgia.

    That’s (one reason) why the idea that we should just let Russia have Ukraine or any other part of Central/Eastern Europe won’t work. The people there won’t have it. For any place that’s not Russia, the biggest political issue there is to get rid of Russian influence.

  267. @Boethiuss

    Ok, but you could be like LibsofTikTok or Rufo who are taking care of business here

    In theory, but I don’t have their talents or audience.

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  268. @Jack D

    LOL – that’s not how real civil liberties work. What you say is true because Russia is a mafia state – people shy away from politics because they know that they will be punished if they try to exercise their human rights. You can see the result – Putin is able to carry out this war without public opposition. Systems like this are like steam boilers without pressure relief valves. Since there is no legitimate outlet to voice your discontent with your rulers, the pressure just grows and grows until one day the whole thing blows up.

    “Real civil liberties” are rare, as they depend on disinterested authorities enforcing them, which we increasingly don’t have in the U.S. E.g.,

    Putin is able to carry out the war in the Ukraine because he and it are broadly popular in Russia. Putin’s current approval rating is 83%. Which makes sense, if you think about it. He’s sort of like a Russian FDR, in that he took over during the depths of a Great Depression, but he managed to pull Russia out of it without a World War. There are plenty of videos like this you can find of patriotic Russians welcoming back local troops returning from the Donbass with cheers and waving flags.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  269. Boethiuss says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    In theory, but I don’t have their talents or audience.

    Well yeah, thats a thing but it’s certainly not the only thing. Obviously Rufo has defined the nature of the fight against CRT, but he’s not the only one fighting it. There’s lots of other people out there making phone calls, running for school board, sending emails, etc. You could certainly be doing that if you wanted.

  270. meh says:
    @Anonymous

    I get the impression Steve’s been given the job of making sure white people don’t stray from the globalist reservation. If white people quit obediently giving all their devotion to the corrupt USA elites, things would change rapidly.

    Absolutely this is what he is doing. It is disgusting and shameful. The most charitable explanation is that he is a Boomer raised during the Cold War and he never had his firmware updated during the post-Cold War era (i.e. Pat Buchanan, antiwar.com, opposition to NATO expansion and the wars in the middle east, etc.) such that he is still mindlessly anti-Russian and pro-NATO as though we were permanently stuck in 1962, in a perpetual Cuban Missile Crisis, a permanent Cold War mindset, etc., disregarding the completely different situation that we are in today. Steve should have retired a long time ago, at least from commenting on foreign policy, if this is the best he can do.

  271. HA says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    “Usually that’s a case of their children bring them from somewhere with worse or unaffordable/inaccessible healthcare to a place (here) where they can be fobbed off on Medicaid.”

    Last I checked, Russia, that glorious country of the future, still has socialized medicine, which is just as comprehensive as Medicaid, if not more so. A disproportionately large share of that medical establishment is staffed by competent women doctors, much like the competent woman running central bank you wish that we could have. Why are you depriving your mother of that superior medical system?

    “I don’t know the details of their situations, but I think his 20-something daughters would be safer in Moscow than New York.”

    Sidestepping the question, yet again. I asked you what the likely odds were that PhysicistDave’s daughter would leave the decaying West (in which, as I recall, PhysicistDave told us she experienced violence already), and hightail it off to Moscow?

    As for Putin’s spawn, I’ll take your correction on the geneticist and the dancer-turned-AI-researcher. (I’m sure there’s nothing fishy about any of that.) But as for the latest set of little Putins, the last I checked they were indeed hiding in Switzerland. Same goes for Lavrov’s daughter. So the conundrum remains.

    “Russia’s claim to Crimea–historically, ethnically, etc.–dwarfs the Ukraine’s.”

    Not according to the Budapest Memorandum, which both countries signed, despite all that historic and ethnic claiming that preceded it. And with regard to historical claims, the Tatars might have even better standing, but I don’t regard it as theirs, either.

    As for the Tweet about cease-fire violations, it refers to Feb 21, 2022, which just so happens to be the day the following took place:

    Russian president Vladimir Putin announced on 21 February that Russia would recognise the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics. This announcement was followed by an order to deploy Russian troops to the Donbas as “peacekeepers”

    That was of course accompanied by an amassing of Russian troops in preparation for the invasion that was to follow a few days later which the US had already warned about. He also declared that the Minsk accords were over and done with. Think that might have had something to do with how Ukraine responded? Nah, let’s keep pretending that it’s Ukraine that’s responsible for violating those ceasefires. To that end, here’s a report ranging over several months which indicates the overwhelming majority (>90%) of violations (e.g. gunplay and whatnot) are actually coming from non-government-controlled-areas.

    Lastly, with regard to what I do for Ukraine, I will tell you again that I’m not tweeting about how much better things are in some other part of the world that I’m too lazy to move to myself. You’re doing that. Stop trying to project your spinelessness onto others, Dave.

    • Thanks: Corvinus
  272. @HA

    HA wrote:

    “You skipped that encyclopedia entry about how “you lynch your Negroes” has a history going back almost a century?”

    I skipped that entry because the discussion was about modern day Russia. And the article you cited mostly deals with the Soviet Union. There is a huge distinction between the Soviet Union and modern day Russia. Unfortunately, many dullards such as yourself fail to understand this.

  273. @Jack D

    Exhaust what? Twelve time zones of defense resources? A standing and reserve military with 5 million soldiers? 7000 nukes? You’re smoking’ the curtains, Boomer. Send the Azov Battalion your resume.

  274. @HA

    Matra wrote:

    “What people like EddieSpaghetti are saying is that since the worst enemies of white Americans are at home, not abroad, you shouldn’t be a useful idiot by falling for patriotard propaganda.”

    In response, HA wrote:

    “No, what he said was that no one in Russia called him a deplorable.”

    EddieSpaghetti then wrote:

    “Instead, [HA], you focused your shallow mind on my opening line, which is not at all important to the argument, and was designed to be a “hook” for any potential readers.”

    Finally, HA wrote:

    “Exactly. When you start off with a blatant lie, don’t expect me to bother reading the rest. I already know it’s going to be drivel. How moronic of you to expect otherwise.”

    So, on the one hand, HA tells Matra what EddieSpaghetti’s article was about. Then, on the other hand, HA tells EddieSpaghetti that he did not read the article. But how can HA know what the article is about if he didn’t read the article? Clearly, when HA told Matra what the article was about, HA’s statement was — A blatant lie, for real.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    , @Veteran Aryan
    , @HA
  275. @Jack D

    Putin’s war has strong public support. Try looking up polling by international sources. Russians are as sick of Boomerworld NATO and the rockets they fire into Donbass day care buildings as the majority on this website.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  276. JR Foley says:
    @Jack D

    Russia has only just begum –remember USA was 20 years in Afghanistan and Iraq and both were big losses. Ukraine had its Nazis entrenched for 8 years and this takes time—the crew in Kiyv is becoming disengaged with the Jewish comedian and a Long Winter is coming for Europe.

  277. @Eric Novak

    Are there long lines of young men volunteering at enlistment offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg?

  278. Unless all the military accounts on Telegram are Putin’s bots, one would come to the conclusion after five months of military action in the Ukraine that recruiter’s offices have not seen a dramatic downturn in that time. A casual reader of Russian and other foreign media can attribute this steady state to received and understood threats to Russians in the Donbass over the past eight years and to the threat of NATO nukes right behind those Ukrainian nationalists. In other words, ordinary Russians are not going to put up with this shit.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  279. @Eric Novak

    So I’m sure the Russian media has been full of photos of the long lines of volunteers outside recruiters’ offices in the best neighborhoods of Moscow and St. Petersburg, right?

    • Replies: @Eric Novak
  280. Anonymous[267] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    ” The US is now run by Biden through Obama”
    should have been:
    The US is now run through Biden by Obama”.

    Update: Germany has now figured out that they will freeze this winter and next winter and quite possibly the winter after that if they don’t get Russian gas. That’s in addition to idling most of their industrial production nets this winter and next winter and quite possibly the winter after that if they don’t get Russian gas.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  281. @Jack D

    When you defend criminals like the US government, you’re a criminal yourself. Painting patriots as treasonous is pathetic.

    Like coronavinus, you obviously get paid by the word to spread propaganda.

  282. @Steve Sailer

    2022 Moscow isn’t 1970 LA, with hippies and peaceniks putting the torch to Selective Service offices. The Ukrainians who killed 100-plus demonstrators in the Maidan in 2014 and followed up with an eight-year war on Donbass Russians did in fact have a major recruiting problem, which persists.

  283. Corvinus says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    “Real civil liberties” are rare, as they depend on disinterested authorities enforcing them, which we increasingly don’t have in the U.S.”

    Excellent example here of the No True Scotsman SND a false conclusion.

    But I’ll play along here. What in your world constitutes “real civil liberties”? Define and specific examples.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  284. Mike Tre says:
    @Pixo

    If they don’t have grain cars to begin with, than isn’t the port issue a secondary problem?

    Why are rail cars not able to go west of its borders?

    And how do you know any of this?

  285. Contrary to the notion that Putin is leading the struggle against whites of any stripe. Putin has actually saved millions of “equivalent white lives.” Let’s do a “back of the envelope calculation.”

    Under Putin, the life span of Russian men has increased by about 10 years (whereas under “our guy” Yeltsin, the average life span of Russian men actually decreased by about 5 years). Women’s life spans were much less variable during the Yeltsin and Putin eras, but women’s life spans did decrease under Yeltsin and increase under Putin. Statistics show that the total increase in average life span for Russians under Putin is about 7 years (no wonder the guy is so popular in Russia and many places around the world).

    81% of Russia’s population identify as ethnic Russian. However, many of the other ethnic groups of Russia are also obviously composed of white people, e.g. Ukrainians, Chechens, etc. So, let’s estimate that Russia is 90% white (it’s probably more than that, but this is a back of the envelope calculation). Since Russia has a total of about 144 million people, they have about 130 million white people. Adding an average of 7 years to the lives of 130 million people, means that Putin’s life expectancy boom has added about 910 million years to the lives of white people. If we assume an average life span of 75 years, the Putin life expectancy boom has resulted in an addition of about 12 million additional “equivalent white lives.” No wonder people who hate Russians hate Putin.

  286. Mike Tre says:
    @EddieSpaghetti

    And remember, Sailer made a point to state that HA was the most reasonable and articulate* commenter on his blog.

    *Code for “he agrees with everything I say.”

    • Replies: @EddieSpaghetti
  287. @EddieSpaghetti

    Whenever JackD is feeling tested HA shows right up. They must have some kind of beacon or something.

    • Replies: @EddieSpaghetti
  288. Anonymous[287] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Further update:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/putin-turns-screws-gazprom-unexpectedly-halts-another-more-nord-stream-turbine-european-gas

    Gas input to Germany is now (2022-07-25-15:44R) about 20% (vs. 40% yesterday) of Nord Stream 1 capacity. Germany will use its natural reserves long before winter ends at this rate.

    Not only that, but the Russian Federation claims that the problem is deferred equipment maintenance due to US sanctions, and can prove that in at least one case. The German government says that maintenance doesn’t matter, that it won’t permit maintenance, but it wants the natural gas flow.
    I find this unconvincing, to say the least. If one of the large gas turbines fails, Nord Stream 1 would be shut down completely for several months, and the European hold-up of the single turbine that was sent to Canada for maintenance before the Russian/Ukraine conflict heated up would cause the remaining turbines to be operated nearer their capacity, which would increase the failure hazard. If the EU doesn’t permit maintenance, it could find itself with no operational pipeline no matter what the Russian Federation wants.

    Note the similarity to Pres. Biden’s energy policy. He wants more refineries now (7/2022) and wants to shut them down in three years. Bricks without straw, binding mouths of the oxen as they tread the wheat, deliberate destruction of the industrial infrastructure.

    In any case, Germany will either reach an agreement with the Russian Federation or its industry will be destroyed by idleness and massive financial loss after the gas is shut off. There may be massive civil casualties, or much of the population will have to live in heated shelters.

    Some say that the ruling elite thinks that they are Gods and that they hate atheists. On the bright side of this affair, the Germans now have a chance to see just how many God like powers the US and German governments have. Can they produce heat from nothing?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  289. HA says:
    @EddieSpaghetti

    “HA tells Matra what EddieSpaghetti’s article was about.”

    No, I didn’t tell him what the “article” was about. (And you seriously think highly enough of that comment to the extent that you want to call it an article? Come on.) I told him what the so-called article started off with, using a correctly attributed direct quote from your comment. Again, if you got beef with that, don’t start your “articles” with outright lies whose only purpose is to hook viewers as opposed to getting upset when people can’t unravel your lies from your…, well, let’s just call them your other lies, if we’re gonna be honest.

    Is that really so hard?

    • Replies: @EddieSpaghetti
  290. Anonymous[234] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    The Germans have plenty of coal and still have their old coal-fired power stations mothballed and ready to restart. If Germany undergoes austerity it will be entirely voluntary.

    The problem is one of wounded national pride. For years now the Germans have been hectoring the Poles and others to stop burning coal. The Poles ignored this, and now have big smiles on their faces. Embarrassing.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  291. @HA

    HA, I don’t like people who will lie or who will engage in half truths or who will be disingenuous to try to win arguments. That is the biggest reason that I don’t like you. In this case, you know what you did and I know what you did. Fortunately, in this case your typical MO consisting of dishonesty, insincerity and unethical conduct is so blatant that it it is feasible to expose at least some of it to anyone interested.

    First, I wrote:

    “Taking a cue from Muhhamed Ali:

    “Ain’t no Russian ever called me deplorable””

    An obvious take-off of Ali’s famous statement. This comment was unnecessary, but probably interesting to some and totally appropriate. So what was your response? Essentially, you said that RT supported BLM and other black radical causes. And since so-called deplorables (like myself) don’t support those causes, RT was calling me deplorable. But that is absurd. If someone is to call me deplorable, they have to say something like “you are a deplorable.” Hillary Clinton called me deplorable. The very nice (white) lady at my former place of work who said “I support BLM.” Did not call me deplorable by any stretch of the imagination.

    So what did you do with your knowingly dishonest “proof” that RT had called me deplorable. You went on to refer to my comment that “Ain’t no Russian ever called me deplorable” as “A blatant lie”, blatant I tell you, about 10 times. Making a false or misleading statement over and over is disgustingly unethical.

    I resent being falsely accused of lying. And I especially resent being falsely accused of lying over and over. Fortunately, I was able to catch you in a incontrovertible lie and hoist you with your own petard, by the comment that your lie was “A blatant lie, for real.”

    But what you did here is typical of you. To wit, you took a minor comment and tried to turn it into a federal case. Your problem is that you are a “they” of words, not complex ideas. So you almost never introduce any well thought ideas of your own. Instead, you attack other people’s words, or their trivial points, not their important ideas. Essentially, you focus on minutiae and badger people with it.

    Personally, I don’t mind sparring with you. But, I do resent that you waste the time of some of the most articulate commentators on this website, thereby denying me access to some of their most important ideas. For example, how many time does Dave Pinsen have to waste his time explaining why he is not going to move to Russia? But even worse, I vaguely recall you pestering Ron Unz, literally one of the most important commentators/publishers on the planet, thereby wasting his time with some triviality.

    HA, you need to change.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    , @HA
  292. Anonymous[287] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    But I’ll play along here. What in your world constitutes “real civil liberties”? Define and specific examples.

    Crow, nobody in his right mind (“Define right mind’) is going to play that pilpul game with you. I’d suggest that you play with yourself instead.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  293. sayless says:
    @Jack D

    Jack D., I have been working to change our foreign policy, but Victoria Nuland won’t return my calls. “Fuck the EU! I want Yats!”

    Because Victoria likes murderous adventures in foreign policy, so many people do.

  294. Anonymous[449] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Pollard was not a traitor by any standard. Israel and America were and are allies. A traitor is someone guilty of aiding an enemy, and Israel is a friendly country. He definitely violated security regulations and should have been punished, though he was merely doing for our ally’s security what our government should have been doing anyway. But the extremely unfair sentence he got is another example of how our so-called justice system gives absurdly vast discretion to our prosecutors and judges, and produces wildly and ridiculously varying prosecution and punishment. We’re currently seeing lots of gross unfairness in these areas, and I don’t see what we can do about it other than hope our justice system ultimately corrects itself.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  295. Anonymous[389] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    he Germans have plenty of coal and still have their old coal-fired power stations mothballed and ready to restart. If Germany undergoes austerity it will be entirely voluntary.

    That sounds good, but not sure it is good.

    First, equipment that can get energy from coal is different from that which can get energy from natural gas. It’s 6 days until August. August, September, October, maybe 3 months to install that equipment nationwide. They’d best get busy, as they have much to do.

    Second, natural gas is used as a feedstock:

    One worst-case scenario involves the world’s largest chemical firm BASF, whose main chemical production site in the western city of Ludwigshafen would have to be partially or fully shut down.

    President of Germany’s IG BCE chemical workers union Michael Vassiliadis, who also sits on BASF’s supervisory board, said around 40,000 employees would have to be put on short-time working hours or laid off.

    “The consequences would not only be reduced work hours and job losses, but also the rapid collapse of the industrial production chains in Europe — with worldwide consequences,” Vassiliadis added.

    Christian Kullmann, head of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), also warned that chemical plants are so complex, they “can’t just be switched off and on again like a microwave oven.”

    “Once chemical plants are shut down, they remain silent for weeks and months,” he stressed. Kullmann, who is also head of the specialty chemicals company Evonik, said the disruption would have a “huge domino effect through almost all industries.”

    The chemical sector is a critical part of Germany’s export-oriented economy as most industries cannot do without chemical products, including car manufacturers, pharmaceutical producers and construction firms.

    Natural gas is also used both as a source of energy and as a raw material by chemical producers. No other sector utilizes more of Germany’s gas supply than the chemical sector, at about 15%. [1]

    Germany invented modern industrial chemistry, and they make their living by modern industrial chemistry. Take away the feedstock, and you take away Germany’s living. Perhaps Western Europe’s living.

    ********************************************
    1] https://www.dw.com/en/german-industry-gas-rationing-plan-would-cripple-economy/a-61302394

    • Thanks: That Would Be Telling
  296. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    Hello, emerging majority. Looks like you also have a sock puppet.

  297. @EddieSpaghetti

    But, I do resent that you waste the time of some of the most articulate commentators on this website, thereby denying me access to some of their most important ideas. For example, how many time does Dave Pinsen have to waste his time….

    HA, you need to change.

    It’s generally not the nature of people this argumentative to change. Instead I recommend Mr. Pinsen and others make use of the IGNORE COMMENTER option behind the AGREE/DISAGREE/ETC. button. I add a “TROLL” label to give fair warning I’m not going to be reading any more words from the person. Requires self-discipline to just not look, confidence that either someone saying bad things about you doesn’t matter or “Someone is wrong on the Internetand that’s OK!

    For me this is subject to change, some people are only trolls on a single topic or domain and some people deserve second chances. The latter is helped by Mr. Unz’s otherwise all but perfect commenting software having a fixed length for this list, which is surely tied to its performance.

    • Thanks: EddieSpaghetti
  298. @Anonymous

    Pollard was not a traitor by any standard. Israel and America were and are allies. A traitor is someone guilty of aiding an enemy, and Israel is a friendly country.

    If we accept your claims about the relationship between these two countries, your claim is still false. Because Pollard is an example of the real or original meaning of “false flag,” here where someone working for Y recruits you to spy for X, X’s “flag” being false. Here Y was the USSR, the US government claims plenty of the information he sent to Israel was only of interest to that enemy of all who live. Citing a Naval Institute Press book Wikipedia also claims “Pollard admitted shopping his services—successfully, in some cases—to other countries.”

    OK, the real claims are even worse, every enemy of the US would be interested in:

    Pollard revealed aspects of the U.S. intelligence gathering process, its “sources and methods”. He sold numerous closely guarded state secrets, including the National Security Agency’s ten-volume manual on how the U.S. gathers its signal intelligence, and disclosed the names of thousands of people who had cooperated with U.S. intelligence agencies.

    You absolutely don’t leak the latter, that gets people turned or killed and chills further attempts to recruit spies. See the PRC rolling up one or the set of CIA? spies in the country, the CIA has suffered a near complete collapse in trade craft, something you can guess from the now huge fraction of it’s people who only work in the US.

    You might have a point about the sentence, Pollard famously enraged the judge by “violat[ing] multiple conditions of the plea agreement,” he talked to the press way too much during the trial and after. But I would still say the sentence was fair given the above claims of what he leaked even if the prosecutors didn’t ask for it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  299. @Mike Tre

    You may be right. However, whenever Steve makes a comment as highly questionable as the one you cite. It is important to consider that Steve is a master at subtly jerking people’s chains.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  300. @Veteran Aryan

    Great point. Their relationship seems to be analogous to the situation where a cheerful homeowner’s house burns down and then a grumpy salvager shows up to try to ameliorate the homeowner’s losses.

  301. Anonymous[449] • Disclaimer says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    What you say may be true if you swallow whole the CIA line on Pollard as expressed in the ever-reliable Wikipedia. Personally, I’m less inclined to such swallowing, especially after the performance of the “intelligence community” on Russiagate, Laptopgate, USSLibertygate, and in fact also on the Pollard case over the decades. But to each his own.

    I’ve also heard, now that Pollard is free, that Israel intelligence has joined in agreeing that Pollard was not a “hero”, he was “just in it for drugs and money”. Probably just keeping up good relations with their US counterparts. And don’t forget what Alan Dershowitz recorded in the book mentioned in the Wikipedia article, that the (black) Judge Aubrey Robinson, responsible for Pollard’s unprecedently draconian sentence, was outraged over Israel’s relations with fellow-pariah South Africa. Dershowitz says Arthur J. Goldberg, the top Jew in America, had heard the arguments over Pollard and was about to intercede with Robinson on Pollard’s behalf. Unfortunately for Pollard, Goldberg dropped dead suddenly before he could take action.

    Bottom line: the life sentence for Pollard was wildly out of line with similar espionage cases.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  302. Mike Tre says:
    @EddieSpaghetti

    It stems from them having lockstep opinions on covid. He wasn’t trolling.

  303. HA says:
    @EddieSpaghetti

    “This comment was unnecessary, but probably interesting to some and totally appropriate. So what was your response? Essentially, you said that RT supported BLM and other black radical causes.”

    You forgot the part about how this is out of a nearly century-old playbook going way beyond just “RT”. An omission so obvious and so crucial that they have a word for that, as I recall…. oh, it’s on the tip of my tongue…. oh yeah, lying-by-omission.

    You really think doubling up on the lying is going to un-dig the earlier hole? It wouldn’t surprise me, but you’re wrong. Face it, EddieSpaghetti. Lying is what you committed yourself to the moment you became a sell-out for Putin. So maybe work through your issues (not to mention your self-admittedly “unnecessary” verbiage) before attempting to lecture me on mine.

  304. Anonymous[355] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    One of the many lessons of this war is the dominance of modern AA systems over even the most advanced aircraft. Drones, which are expendable, are the only aircraft in the skies over the combat zone. This is why the war has degenerated into a WWI-style artillery duel.

  305. @Anonymous

    What you say may be true if you swallow whole the CIA line on Pollard as expressed in the ever-reliable Wikipedia.

    I’m old enough to have watched this drama play out in real time.

    That said, you never can be sure about what the MSM says being fed by the Deep State. On the other hand we’ve got to try to figure out what the truth is or simply ignore that part of the world, and it’s too interested in us to do that safely. “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” And this extends to an US internal faction fight potentially setting us up for a nuclear war with Russia, since there’s no way someone like Hillary Clinton could lose on the (de)merits. Take this too far and why should I even believe Pollard is a real human being??

    Perhaps you have a point about an LBJ black judge, including per Wikipedia (didn’t follow it that closely at the time, or this was released later) Pollard’s attempts to set up a back channel to South African intelligence while working for the Navy. Per the official story he initially tried to work for the CIA but failed a polygraph test “in which he admitted to prolific illegal drug usage” in the five previous years. Also says the CIA refused to share this with the Navy, and the Navy doesn’t come across looking at all good. Or maybe the judge just wasn’t afraid of the Jewish backlash.

    Hmmm, the Walker spy ring was also Navy, but note the father was also sentenced to life in prison, which comports with the false flag theory behind Pollard’s spying.

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