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My old boss Herman Kahn, with whom I worked at the Hudson Institute in the 1970s, had a set speech that he would give at public meetings. He said that back in high school in Los Angeles, his teachers would say what most liberals were saying in the 1940s and 50s: “Wars never solved anything.” It was as if they never changed anything – and therefore shouldn’t be fought.

Herman disagreed, and made lists of all sorts of things that wars had solved in world history, or at least changed. He was right, and of course that is the aim of both sides in today’s New Cold War confrontation in Ukraine.

The question to ask is what today’s New Cold War is trying to change or “solve.” To answer this question, it helps to ask who initiates the war. There always are two sides – the attacker and the attacked. The attacker intends certain consequences, and the attacked looks for unintended consequences of which they can take advantage. In this case, both sides have their dueling sets of intended consequences and special interests.

The active military force and aggression since 1991 has been the United States. Rejecting mutual disarmament of the Warsaw Pact countries and NATO, there was no “peace dividend.” Instead, the U.S. policy executed by the Clinton and subsequent administrations to wage a new military expansion via NATO has paid a 30-year dividend in the form of shifting the foreign policy of Western Europe and other American allies out of their domestic political sphere into their own U.S.-oriented “national security” blob (the word for special interests that must not be named). NATO has become Europe’s foreign-policy-making body, even to the point of dominating domestic economic interests.

The recent prodding of Russia by expanding Ukrainian anti-Russian ethnic violence by Ukraine’s neo-Nazi post-2014 Maiden regime was aimed at (and has succeeded in) forcing a showdown in response the fear by U.S. interests that they are losing their economic and political hold on their NATO allies and other Dollar Area satellites as these countries have seen their major opportunities for gain to lie in increasing trade and investment with China and Russia.

To understand just what U.S. aims and interests are threatened, it is necessary to understand U.S. politics and “the blob,” that is, the government central planning that cannot be explained by looking at ostensibly democratic politics. This is not the politics of U.S. senators and representatives representing their congressional voting districts or states.

America’s Three Oligarchies in Control of U.S. Foreign Policy

It is more realistic to view U.S. economic and foreign policy in terms of the military-industrial complex, the oil and gas (and mining) complex, and the banking and real estate complex than in terms of the political policy of Republicans and Democrats. The key senators and congressional representatives do not represent their states and districts as much as the economic and financial interests of their major political campaign contributors. A Venn diagram would show that in today’s post-Citizens United world, U.S. politicians represent their campaign contributors, not voters. And these contributors fall basically into three main blocs.

Three main oligarchic groups that have bought control of the Senate and Congress to put their own policy makers in the State Department and Defense Department. First is the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) – arms manufacturers such as Raytheon, Boeing and Lockheed-Martin, have broadly diversified their factories and employment in nearly every state, and especially in the Congressional districts where key Congressional committee heads are elected. Their economic base is monopoly rent, obtained above all from their arms sales to NATO, to Near Eastern oil exporters and to other countries with a balance-of-payments surplus. Stocks for these companies soared immediately upon news of the Russian attack, leading a two-day stock-market surge as investors recognized that war in a world of cost-plus “Pentagon capitalism” (as Seymour Melman described it) will provide a guaranteed national-security umbrella for monopoly profits for war industries. Senators and Congressional representatives from California and Washington traditionally have represented the MIC, along with the solid pro-military South. The past week’s military escalation promises soaring arms sales to NATO and other U.S. allies, enriching the actual constituents of these politicians. Germany quickly agreed to raise is arms spending to over 2% of GDP.

The second major oligarchic bloc is the rent-extracting oil and gas sector, joined by mining (OGAM), riding America’s special tax favoritism granted to companies emptying natural resources out of the ground and putting them mostly into the atmosphere, oceans and water supply. Like the banking and real estate sector seeking to maximize economic rent and maximizing capital gains for housing and other assets, the aim of this OGAM sector is to maximize the price of its energy and raw materials so as to maximize its natural-resource rent. Monopolizing the Dollar Area’s oil market and isolating it from Russian oil and gas has been a major U.S. priority for over a year now, as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline threatened to link the Western European and Russian economies more tightly together.

If oil, gas and mining operations are not situated in every U.S. voting district, at least their investors are. Senators from Texas and other Western oil-producing and mining states are the leading OGAM lobbyists, and the State Department has a heavy oil-sector influence providing a national-security umbrella for the sector’s special tax breaks. The ancillary political aim is to ignore and reject environmental drives to replace oil, gas and coal with alternative sources of energy. The Biden administration accordingly has backed the expansion of offshore drilling, supported the Canadian pipeline to the world’s dirtiest petroleum source in the Athabasca tar sands, and celebrated the revival of U.S. fracking.

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The foreign-policy extension is to prevent foreign countries not leaving control of their oil, gas and mining to U.S. OGAM companies from competing in world markets with U.S. suppliers. Isolating Russia (and Iran) from Western markets will reduce the supply of oil and gas, pushing up prices and corporate profits accordingly.

The third major oligarchic group is the symbiotic Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) sector, which is the modern finance-capitalist successor to Europe’s old post-feudal landed aristocracy living by land rents. With most housing in today’s world having become owner-occupied (although with sharply rising rates of absentee landlordship since the post-2008 wave of Obama Evictions), land rent is paid largely to the banking sector in the form of mortgage interest and debt amortization (on rising debt/equity ratios as bank lending inflates housing prices). About 80 percent of U.S. and British bank loans are to the real estate sector, inflating land prices to create capital gains – which are effectively tax-exempt for absentee owners.

This Wall Street-centered banking and real estate bloc is even more broadly based on a district-by-district basis than the MIC. Its New York senator from Wall Street, Chuck Schumer, heads the Senate, long supported by Delaware’s former Senator from the credit-card industry Joe Biden, and Connecticut’s senators from the insurance sector centered in that state. Domestically, the aim of this sector is to maximize land rent and the “capital’ gains resulting from rising land rent. Internationally, the FIRE sector’s aim is to privatize foreign economies (above all to secure the privilege of credit creation in U.S. hands), so as to turn government infrastructure and public utilities into rent-seeking monopolies to provide basic services (such as health care, education, transportation, communications and information technology) at maximum prices instead of at subsidized prices to reduce the cost of living and doing business. And Wall Street always has been closely merged with the oil and gas industry (viz. the Rockefeller-dominated Citigroup and Chase Manhattan banking conglomerates).

The FIRE, MIC and OGAM sectors are the three rentier sectors that dominate today’s post-industrial finance capitalism. Their mutual fortunes have soared as MIC and OGAM stocks have increased. And moves to exclude Russia from the Western financial system (and partially now from SWIFT), coupled with the adverse effects of isolating European economies from Russian energy, promise to spur an inflow into dollarized financial securities

As mentioned at the outset, it is more helpful to view U.S. economic and foreign policy in terms of the complexes based on these three rentier sectors than in terms of the political policy of Republicans and Democrats. The key senators and congressional representatives are not representing their states and districts as much as the economic and financial interests of their major donors. That is why neither manufacturing nor agriculture play the dominant role in U.S. foreign policy today. The convergence of the policy aims of America’s three dominant rentier groups overwhelms the interests of labor and even of industrial capital beyond the MIC. That convergence is the defining characteristic of today’s post-industrial finance capitalism. It is basically a reversion to economic rent-seeking, which is independent of the politics of labor and industrial capital.

The dynamic that needs to be traced today is why this oligarchic blob has found its interest in prodding Russia into what Russia evidently viewed as a do-or-die stance to resist the increasingly violent attacks on Ukraine’s eastern Russian-speaking provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk, along with the broader Western threats against Russia.

The Rentier “Blob’s” Expected Consequences of the New Cold War

As President Biden explained, the current U.S.-orchestrated military escalation (“Prodding the Bear”) is not really about Ukraine. Biden promised at the outset that no U.S. troops would be involved. But he has been demanding for over a year that Germany prevent the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from supplying its industry and housing with low-priced gas and turn to the much higher-priced U.S. suppliers.

U.S. officials first tried to stop construction of the pipeline from being completed. Firms aiding in its construction were sanctioned, but finally Russia itself completed the pipeline. U.S. pressure then turned on the traditionally pliant German politicians, claiming that Germany and the rest of Europe faced a National Security threat from Russia turning off the gas, presumably to extract some political or economic concessions. No specific Russian demands could be thought up, and so their nature was left obscure and blob-like. Germany refused to authorize Nord Stream 2 from officially going into operation.

A major aim of today’s New Cold War is to monopolize the market for U.S. shipments of liquified natural gas (LNG). Already under Donald Trump’s administration, Angela Merkel was bullied into promising to spend \$1 billion building new port facilities for U.S. tanker ships to unload natural gas for German use. The Democratic election victory in November 2020, followed by Ms. Merkel’s retirement from Germany’s political scene, led to cancellation of this port investment, leaving Germany really without much alternative to importing Russian gas to heat its homes, power its electric utilities, and to provide raw material for its fertilizer industry and hence the maintenance of its farm productivity.

So the most pressing U.S. strategic aim of NATO confrontation with Russia is soaring oil and gas prices, above all to the detriment of Germany. In addition to creating profits and stock-market gains for U.S. oil companies, higher energy prices will take much of the steam out of the German economy. That looms as the third time in a century that the United States has defeated Germany – each time increasing its control over a German economy increasingly dependent on the United States for imports and policy leadership, with NATO being the effective check against any domestic nationalist resistance.

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Higher gasoline, heating and other energy prices also will hurt U.S. consumers and those of other nations (especially Global South energy-deficit economies) and leave less of the U.S. family budget for spending on domestic goods and services. This could squeeze marginalized homeowners and investors, leading to further concentration of absentee ownership of housing and commercial property in the United States, along with buyouts of distressed real estate owners in other countries faced with soaring heating and energy costs. But that is deemed collateral damage by the post-industrial blob.

Food prices also will rise, headed by wheat. (Russia and Ukraine account for 25 percent of world wheat exports.) This will squeeze many Near Eastern and Global South food-deficit countries, worsening their balance of payments and threatening foreign debt defaults.

Russian raw-materials exports may be blocked by Russia in response to the currency and SWIFT sanctions. This threatens to cause breaks in supply chains for key materials, including cobalt, palladium, nickel and aluminum (the production of which consumes much electricity as its major cost – which will make that metal more expensive). If China decides to see itself as the next nation being threatened and joins Russia in a common protest against the U.S. trade and financial warfare, the Western economies are in for a serious shock.

The long-term dream of U.S. New Cold Warriors is to break up Russia, or at least to restore its Yeltsin/Harvard Boys managerial kleptocracy, with oligarchs seeking to cash in their privatizations in Western stock markets. OGAM still dreams of buying majority control of Yukos and Gazprom. Wall Street would love to recreate a Russian stock market boom. And MIC investors at happily anticipating the prospect of selling more weapons to help bring all this about.

Russia’s Intentions to Benefit from America’s Unintended Consequences

What does Russia want? Most immediately, to remove the neo-Nazi anti-Russian core that the Maidan massacre and coup put in place in 2014. Ukraine is to be neutralized, which to Russia means basically pro-Russian, dominated by Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea. The aim is to prevent Ukraine from becoming a staging ground of U.S.-orchestrated anti-Russian moves a la Chechnya and Georgia.

Russia’s longer-term aim is to pry Europe away from NATO and U.S. dominance – and in the process, create with China a new multipolar world order centered on an economically integrated Eurasia. The aim is to dissolve NATO altogether, and then to promote the broad disarmament and denuclearization policies that Russia has been pushing for. Not only will this cut back foreign purchases of U.S. arms, but it may end up leading to sanctions against future U.S. military adventurism. That would leave America with less ability to fund its military operations as de-dollarization accelerates.

Now that it should be obvious to any informed observer that (1) NATO’s purpose is aggression, not defense, and (2) there is no further territory for it to conquer from the remains of the old Soviet Union, what does Europe get out of continued membership? It is obvious that Russia never again will invade Europe. It has nothing to gain – and had nothing to gain by fighting Ukraine, except to roll back NATO’s proxy expansion into that country and the NATO-backed attacks on Novorossiya.

Will European nationalist leaders (the left is largely pro-US) ask why their countries should pay for U.S. arms that only put them in danger, pay higher prices for U.S. LNG and energy, pay more for grain and Russian-produced raw materials, all while losing the option of making export sales and profits on peaceful investment in Russia – and perhaps losing China as well?

The U.S. confiscation of Russian monetary reserves, following the recent theft of Afghanistan’s reserves (and England’s seizure of Venezuela’s gold stocks held there) threatens every country’s adherence to the Dollar Standard, and hence the dollar’s role as the vehicle for foreign-exchange savings by the world’s central banks. This will accelerate the international de-dollarization process already started by Russia and China relying on mutual holdings of each other’s currencies.

Over the longer term, Russia is likely to join China in forming an alternative to the U.S.-dominated IMF and World Bank. Russia’s announcement that it wants to arrest the Ukrainian Nazis and hold a war crimes trial seems to imply an alternative to the Hague court will be established following Russia’s military victory in Ukraine. Only a new international court could try war criminals extending from Ukraine’s neo-Nazi leadership all the way up to U.S. officials responsible for crimes against humanity as defined by the Nuremberg laws.

I expect Russia to withdraw this week. I can’t imagine that it has any intention of expending resources and lives on occupation. Its first task was to stop the attack on the Russian-speaking eastern provinces and to protect Crimea. Its second task was to wipe out the neo-Nazi military forces, capturing their leaders if possible and bringing them to trial for war crimes — and then proceeding up the ladder to their U.S. sponsors, NED etc.

It is of course possible that Europe will break away. In that case, Russia will turn toward China and its fellow SCO members. Europe will suffer severe supply chain issues, commodity-price inflation, and budget squeezes for its population and governments.

Did the American Blob Actually Think Through the Consequences of NATO’s War?

It is almost black humor to look at U.S. attempts to convince China that it should join the United States in denouncing Russia’s moves into Ukraine. The most enormous unintended consequence of U.S. foreign policy has been to drive Russia and China together, along with Iran, Central Asia and other countries along the Belt and Road initiative.

Russia dreamed of creating a new world order, but it was U.S. adventurism that has driven the world into an entirely new order – one that looks to be dominated by China as the default winner now that the European economy is essentially torn apart and America is left with what it has grabbed from Russia and Afghanistan, but without the ability to gain future support.

And everything that I have written above may already be obsolete as Russia and the U.S. have gone on atomic alert. My only hope is that Putin and Biden can agree that if Russia hydrogen bombs Britain and Brussels, that there will be a devil’s (not gentleman’s) agreement not to bomb each other.

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With such talk I’m brought back to my discussions with Herman Kahn 50 years ago. He became quite unpopular for writing Thinking about the Unthinkable, meaning atomic war. As he was parodied in Dr. Strangelove, he did indeed say that there would indeed be survivors. But he added that for himself, he hoped to be right under the atom bomb, because it was not a world in which he wanted to survive.

 
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  1. Wokechoke says:

    Do or die quite correct.

    Ordinary tanks have engines designed for 200 miles of driving before mechanical trouble. Say a good diesel engine. 50% mechanical failure is part n parcel of tank warfare on the level the Russians maintain it. Germany had half their tanks out of commission by the end of Fall Gelb (invasion of France) The key is really how many crew get killed or injured. British armoured divisions in Normandy lost 150% of their tanks (1,500 Shermans) but few of their crews.

    Are we ready to take mass casualties over Crimea?

    • Replies: @g wiltek
    , @Doug Ryler
  2. Rubicon says:

    We are thrilled that Unz Review posted Dr. Hudson’s new article. Thank you.

    In this article, Dr. Hudson, reveals the immense hegemonic power the US has throughout the world. (This is especially true in the EU.)

    He identifies the three key elements that compose its “hegemony.”

    The MIC (The US Military Complex)
    The OGAM (The titans of Gas, Oil)
    The FIRE Sector (the US Financial Powers)

    Please read about these three forces, then ask yourself: does Russia have any chance of success in the Ukraine when forced to face The MIC, OGAM, & its FIRE SECTOR?

    • Agree: R2b
    • Disagree: Sepp
  3. There are no “Nazis” in Ukraine. “Nazis” were opposed to the international banking cartel, which was snubbed by Yanukovych because it would have bankrupted Ukraine. Turning instead to Russia for a loan was a no-no for the cartel, so the trained in the Rothschild Project, aka Israel, “Nazis” were unleashed, and the cartel friendly puppets installed. “Nazis” are code for Zionists.
    https://www.europereloaded.com/khazaria-2-0-planned-jewish-migration-israel-ukraine-first/

  4. anon[304] • Disclaimer says:

    Germany fails for the reasons Trump failed to deliver his election promises and instead turned into a creature of swamp. Germany is infetsed with neocons . Merkel would have done a better job.

    • Replies: @A.K.Patal
    , @Refl
    , @DrWatson
  5. Yockey’s Ghost says:

    For the 3d time the spiteful Anglo-Zionist Empire has checkmated Germany’s destiny as the center of a European Imperium. Despite its dreams, the result is not a delusional Anglo-Zionist Imperium — America, the World Clown, can lead nothing — but rather the transfer of the Mandate of Heaven to China.

  6. Jews defeated Anglos. Anglos follow Jewish orders, and Germans comply.

    By the way, how much of Germany is German anymore?

    Lots of Turks and Ukrainians in Germany. And more Muslims and Africans.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
    • Replies: @Ghali
    , @James Charles
    , @Hossein
  7. @Curmudgeon

    Thanks … though I´m not too sure how much of this is an inside joke
    (I mean, “the Talmudic significance of sesame” and “Ali Abubinomial”
    pontificating on the “Two-state solution” – gimme a break 😀 ).
    It is clear they are trying to steal a county and that Europe is fucked –
    but the Usual Suspects will not be able to prop the dollah up on their own so
    outside the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere I do not see clearly either.

  8. The FIRE, MIC and OGAM sectors are the three rentier sectors that dominate today’s post-industrial finance capitalism.

    Hasn’t it gotten more complex in the past two decades than being confined to these three traditional sectors? Intellectual property rights from patents have supported such rentier sectors as Big-Tech (software, chips, computers, smart-phones, communications networks, social media) and Life-Sciences (pharmaceutical, bio-technology, agricultural) and enabled quasi-monopolistic pricing power. In terms of stock market valuation, hence also lobbying influence, these two sectors have also been playing a dominating role.

    …Ms. Merkel’s retirement from Germany’s political scene, led to cancellation of this port investment, leaving Germany really without much alternative to importing Russian gas…

    There was a major turn-around this past weekend in Berlin. 100 billion EUR for defense spending and two new LNG terminals to be built near ports in the North Sea. I think it is more likely the gas will be coming from nearby Norway. From today’s news:

    https://www.offshore-energy.biz/germany-to-break-free-from-russian-gas-with-two-lng-terminals/

    February 28, 2022

    Germany to break free from Russian gas with two LNG terminals

    Germany has revealed plans to build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in the near future in an effort to reduce its dependence on Russian gas.

  9. Rubicon says:

    According to a number of current reports, it seems Russia is still providing its gas/oil to parts of the EU: Germany, Italy and other countries.

    This is a subtle method by which Russia needs to keep its friends in the EU.

    Where’s William Engdahl who is an expert on the international matrix of oil/gas?

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Badger Down
  10. Anon[159] • Disclaimer says:

    Give me a F\$ck!&g Break!

    The Three Controlling Oligarchies?

    Jews, Jooz, and Juze.

  11. @Rubicon

    … does Russia have any chance of success in the Ukraine …?

    Yes, it does. Russia is a true nation-state with distinct, well understood, but sanely limited interests and objectives. What is of even greater significance—though that significance is poorly comprehended in the benighted US society—is that it is also more self-consciously Christian than any major state has been since the disappearance of the Habsburg Empire.

    On the other hand, the components of the Judaeo-American imperium—the parent of Michael Hudson’s alphabet-soup sectors, which are managed by people who are far less clear-sighted than he makes them sound and far too egomaniacal for their own good, thank God—know for certain only that they want more wealth and power, both of which serve to corrupt the thought processes involved in decision making as surely as they corrupt character.

    Although it cannot be denied that the moral and intellectual corruption of the Judaeo-American imperium makes it a loose cannon—indeed, a loose nuclear cannon—that it is likely to resolve its numerous and impossibly jejune internal conflicts in such a manner as to enable it to act to “defeat” Russia and thereby imperil the lives of several billion people hardly seems the way to bet, least of all to any betting man who is also a student of Jewish criminality through the millennia.

    • Replies: @Towey
  12. @Been_there_done_that

    Germany has revealed plans to build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in the near future in an effort to reduce its dependence on Russian gas.

    The important question is this : what is the definition of dependence ? Normally one wouldn’t complain about ” dependence ” in a relationship in which only demand and supply plus favourable price play an important role. What is the point of me worrying about dependence if I get the meal that I want from a restaurant of my choice ( geographically ….) at a reasonable price ?

    • Agree: Sarah
  13. @Charles Martel France

    What is the point of me worrying about dependence if I get the meal that I want…?

    This is not a good analogy. A more appropriate comparison would be an investment portfolio for the employees of an organization. When it comes to energy supplies for industry and a population of over eighty million people, it would be a good idea to have multiple types and numerous sources of energy.

  14. @Been_there_done_that

    ” This is not a good analogy. A more appropriate comparison would be an investment portfolio for the employees of an organization. When it comes to energy supplies for industry and a population of over eighty million people, it would be a good idea to have multiple types and numerous sources of energy.”

    Let me put it concretely to make our discussion more precise. What would “ multiple types and numerous sources of energy ” mean in the case of Europe and Germany in particular while the Russians are serving them very well ? I expect you to take the feasibility issue in your reply.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  15. I think Michael is doing his best here to wake up Germany from it’s lethargy so they cast off the US shackles and end Germany’s support for NATO. That would be an urgent decision to make since Biden apparently believes he can survive a nuclear exchange with Russia. He didn’t say it as such but he acts as if he did.

  16. g wiltek says:
    @Wokechoke

    How can you lose 150% of your tanks. Just asking.

  17. @Anon

    Only the Talmudic, Satanic, Pharisaic, anti-Christ ones. The rest are just patsies…

  18. g wiltek says:

    Germany won WWII, in a very real sense. Operation Paperclip succeeded in USA now being run by descendants of these Nazis working with the unmentionables.
    And that is indeed remarkable, but true.
    So in a roundabout way, Russia is doing for the world what they did in WWII. Standing up to the Nazis and the NWO.
    Strange, but equally true.

  19. @Been_there_done_that

    If the “supplier” who charges twice as much holds a gun to your head,
    there´s another word for it 😛

    • Agree: Sarah
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  20. nsa says:

    “……believes he can survive a nuclear exchange with Russia”
    A more plausible scenario would be the Russkies nuking say Berlin as a warning to the globohomo empire. Anyone actually believe the unscathed Americans, French, or Brits would retaliate in kind and risk a full nuclear exchange? Almost everyone hates the Germans so the elites would be mostly secretly pleased but still demagogue it up and impose the mother of all sanctions…..terminating all Russian McDonald’s franchises.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @Swaytonious
  21. Petermx says:
    @Curmudgeon

    He is an idiot for calling a country run by Jews “NAZI”.

  22. @Curmudgeon

    Thanks for the link. Do you know of any other articles that give a good analysis of the supposedly ‘Nazi’ groups active in Ukraine today -such as Pravy Sektor etc?

  23. Anon[704] • Disclaimer says:

    Hudson forgot to name a certain ethnic lobby.

  24. Petermx says:

    Germany should withdraw from NATO and adopt a Russia friendly policy. They can continue to be friendly with the US unless of course the US doesn’t want that.

    • Agree: showmethereal
    • Replies: @erzberger
    , @Refl
  25. bert33 says:

    Asia is BIG, and Europe borders it, and some politicians on our side of the pond, the ones that think they run the planet, intend to be Boss Hawg overseas, and it’s not going to work out quite like they want. If India, China, and Russia ever decide to link up defensively and have what amounts to a common army, well, each nation by itself has the raw potential to out-MIC the American MIC, especially now that it’s become evident that China’s information gathering systems are very effective.

    If things get stupid, expect that link to form and strengthen and become very evident.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  26. Ghali says:
    @Priss Factor

    Muslims constitute the smallest community in Germany. In fact, they are the smallest in every nation in Europe, US, Australia nd Canada. The biggest are Jews who are in control of everything from politicians to banks, followed by paedophiles. So, get you facts right.

  27. Ghali says:

    America’s Oligarchies in Control of U.S. Foreign Policy, education, the military and finance are the Jews.

  28. Sepp says:

    – Ukrainian anti-Russian ethnic violence by Ukraine’s neo-Nazi
    – What does Russia want? Most immediately, to remove the neo-Nazi anti-Russian core
    – Russia’s announcement that it wants to arrest the Ukrainian Nazis and hold a war crimes trial
    – Its second task was to wipe out the neo-Nazi military forces

    Hudson can sure kvetch about Nazi’s, but as usual he cannot name the Jew.

    Putin, like Hudson, so mired in all the lies about the Nazi’s that his own beloved USSR, still believes all the lies about Hitler. Of course Putin sill believes all the lies glorifying Stalin and the Rapacious Red Army too.

    The sad irony here is that Putin has been framed by the western media as Hitler v2.0. No amount of Hitler style rant’s about “denazification”, which remind so much of Hitler’s rants about Jews, will get Putin off the hook. Putin has now been cast as an anti-semite jew hating Nazi by the Zio-media.

    Now Putin cannot understand what is happening to himself, nor can he understand how that relates to Russia’s collective guilt for what was done to Germany from 1948-today. All that anti-German hate and the lies about them has blinded him, just as it has blinding all of Judea.

    [MORE]

    One way Putin could have tangibly atoned for the massive sins of the Russian people during the war would have been to offer to give Kaliningrad back to Germany in exchange for Germany leaving Nato. But it is too late for that now, Putin is the new Hitler, and all his kow-towing to Jewish Power will be for naught, just as all of Hitler’s kow-towing to the Zionists and helping them get set up in Palestine came to naught as well. At some point we will start hearing about Russian pogroms “driving Jews out”, then will come the sacred number: 6 million.

    There is also extreme irony here how Putin is facing the same Jewish media juggernaut that Hitler did. For all the Putin lovers slavishly blathering on like Trumptards about how Putin is playing chess while Biden and Nato is playing checkers, these idiots cannot recognize how Putin has fallen into exactly the same trap that Hitler did. If Putin the Nazi hunter had bothered to learn the real truth about the war he could have seen this coming.

    I am talking about the media/propaganda war, and Putin is losing this as horribly as Hitler. I really don’t see how Putin can regain all the lost narrative territory. His only hope is to somehow reach out to that small minority that understands history and what Zato is really doing. Some might claim the Michael Hudson is representative of that minority, but if you just look at all his ranting about “Nazis” above it becomes clear that Hudson cannot help Putin bring down the “liberal” leftist order that Hudson himself personifies.

    The naked truth here is that Putin IS an Nazi. Clearly, Putin is a nationalist. Clearly Putin is a socialist. Just like Hitler, Putin does not believe in Judeo-Communism or Judeo-Democracy. We can only hope that Putin figures this out very soon.

    • Thanks: Towey
  29. The Naked Capitalism site published this essay yesterday, and also another which covers the use of the SWIFT payments system as a weapon.

    Yet the press reports all state that the West intends to have carveouts so that Western concerns can still buy oil and gas from Russia.

    I don’t understand why Russia should go along with this. If I understand the economic proposition here, the West wants Russia to continue to take dollars for energy…which it won’t let it spend. Why not just give Russia a bag of feathers for its valuable oil? They’d be just as useful.

    https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2022/02/a-very-preliminary-look-at-the-partial-suspension-of-russias-access-to-swift.html

    Russia surprised me with the recognition of the two Donbas republics, and again with the invasion. Will there be more such shocks – especially if the West wants to take Russia’s resources for Western money which it cannot spend?

    As an Off-Topic aside, this site’s White Supremacists ought to be thrilled by the way one aspect of the Ukraine situation is being covered.

    On Saturday, David Sakvarelidze, Ukraine’s former deputy general prosecutor, spoke to the BBC, suggesting that it was harder for him to watch white people fleeing conflict.

    “It’s very emotional for me because I see European people with blue eyes and blonde hair being killed,” he said.

    The presenter replied, “I understand and of course respect the emotion.”

    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/russia-ukraine-war-criticised-racism-western-coverage

    White People with blue eyes and blonde hair being killed is a much more awful thing that when brown or black skinned subhumans are turned into a pink mist. Perhaps some of the more infamous authors here can write essays obsessing about this brand new horror. They might hit up the Apartheid state for some subsidies on the theme that slaughtering Palestinians is nothing compared to the evils being done by the Snow Ni**ers in Ukraine.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  30. How can a prisoner be imprisoned?
    How can a beaten down be beaten down?
    He can only be further trotten on.

    By the way: The Jewnighted States are importing 500 – 1500 thousand barrels of RUS oil daily! No “sanctions” there.
    Parallel the Jewnighted States are disrupting RUS gas supplies to Germany and Europe in generell.
    Meanwhile the Jewnighted States is destroying American land per fracking, so that it can sell expensively fracked LPG to Europe (Germany has no terminal) and Germany is forced to buy it even more expensively from terminal countries like France and Netherland.

  31. A.K.Patal says:
    @anon

    I agree. Angela Merkel would have done a better job, after all she kept the neocons at bay, and prevented them from setting Europe on fire. This Scholts(sp?) guy is an utter disppointment, probably the worst German leader since Weimer republic.

    • Replies: @JR Foley
    , @Ross23
  32. @g wiltek

    How can you lose 150% of your tanks. Just asking.

    Many of your tanks suffer multiple breakdowns? Just guessing.

  33. IronForge says:

    IMHO,

    Those 3 Vassal KleptOchlarchy (they’re Thieving Mobs) Clusters are Ruled by the Plutarchy.

    Economist Steve Keen had several Computer Simulations that had the AngloMurican Hegemony Type Economies Collapsing – Split into 3 General Categories Labor, (Private-For-Profit Corporates, and Rentier-Bankers. Labor would Collapse First, followed by Corporates where then Rentier-Bankers would “Own” the Economy.

    We may be in the “Terminal – Rentier-Banker Owned” Environment Already. Every Economic Crash – as claimed by Economist Richard Wolff – have given the Rentier-Bankers more Power over the Society.

    Some of us are aware that the Rentier-Bankers make up the FEDRSRV, USD are FEDRSRV-Owned Currencies Loaned Out to the GOVTUSA, and the more recent USA Financial Crises involve Bad CDOs/MBS, Quantitative Easing, and National Debt Issues.

    Labor are done for from Outsourcing, H-1b, and Illegal Immigration (FYI, Casual Reader – Cesar Chavez, a USNavy Veteran and Labor Activist, was against Illegal Immigration).

    Small+Medium Business outside of Healthcare, Legal, Construction, Service, Food/Beverage, and Entertainment – have been decimated along Labor.

    Corporates aren’t faring well, either, with Crypto Currency+Transaction Tech gaining a buzz amongst Datamining Propaganda+Advert Riddled Social Gossip Communal ClusterFracks. The KleptoCorporates are Plundering All the People, their Income, and Natural Resources they can Subjugate.

    DEU, their Govt, and Die Deutschen are Owned Vassals of the USA. Eventually, Chinese SilkRoad will bring NATO into an Administrative Obsolescence; and perhaps allow Die Deutschen to Free Themselves from Murica+NATO’s Grip (Inadvertently, Sholtz ordering a Boost in (Domestic) Defense Spending may be the Key). Russian NatGas and Security Proposals – along with the SilkRoad – would have brought Security+Prosperity to All Major Economies in Continental Europe; but TEAMS_Murica+GBRittania+IMF+ECB+Soros-Schwartz+GreaterISR are Fighting Teeth and Nails to Keep Europe+Russia in Turmoil with the Intention of Ruination+Subjugation.

    Imagine Continental Europe being Serviced by State-Vested, Public, and For-Profit Banks from RUSSIA and CHINA with Generous Lending Rates and Civil Infrastructure (think RDIF + SilkRoad) Investment which would lean towards Public-Private Partnerships instead of Plunder-Profit-Happy-Austerity Rentier-Grifts the WorldBank/IMF/ECB and Hegemony Banks are noted for. Murica+GBRittania Rentier-Bankers would be the First Ones to Lose Out

    Bonus Points for CHN to wait until the Reconstruction.

    *****

    That being said, IMHO, PhD Hudson may be too Financially Biased over the Russian Intervention. Security for RUS+DPR+LNR are the Priority; and “De-Militarization and De-Nazification” Objectives guide the Operation.

    We can’t have Ukro-Nazi having Dirty Bombs, FissionNukes, or making NukePlants into Meltdown Disasters.

  34. @g wiltek

    Russia, as a nation, didn’t fight in WWII.

    USSR did.

    Big difference.

    • Replies: @matzahballsgonewrong
  35. Petermx says:
    @Curmudgeon

    The word “Nazi” is regularly used like “right wing” and “racist”. It has no basis in fact. It just means “I don’t like it”. This young lady explains with a bit of humor.

    Video: Everything Bad Is Right Wing & Racist! (and Nazi)

    • Replies: @Anon
  36. @Anon

    It seems so oddly old fashioned to using categories like oil/gas, FIRE and MIC to describe our overlords. Tim Gielen’s documentary “Monopoly” is a good start into a different perspective. Blackrock’s Fink controls \$10 trillion of OPM and dictates Woke/Race Marxism to the corporate boards that obey and promote the destruction of US society that the Soviets only dreamed of. Although I understand that Trotsky is Hudson’s Godfather, he really should name the Jew for the sake of clarity or just go back and call them “Robber Barons”.

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
    , @Mefobills
  37. Refl says:
    @anon

    Merkel would have done a better job.

    Merkel did a PERFECT job in putting the current clown show in office! Her whole sixteen year reign was nothing but a hybrid war against her own people (it is even tabu now to use the word “Volk”).
    The remainder of the people are ligning up for the suicide injection and will jump at your throat for any advice that they should maybe go back to the good old normal.

    They are eager to demonstrate for Ukrainian freedom from Russian agression (now accepting the diction for arguments sake), while they will happily see the police beat you up if you demonstrate for your kids freedom from mask mandates.

    Indeed, the monster did a perfect job in bringing this disaster about – and ist’s only just the beginning!

    • Replies: @Realist
  38. JM says:

    “The ancillary political aim is to ignore and reject environmental drives to replace oil, gas and coal with alternative sources of energy. The Biden administration accordingly has backed the expansion of offshore drilling, supported the Canadian pipeline to the world’s dirtiest petroleum source in the Athabasca tar sands, and celebrated the revival of U.S. fracking.”

    It’s easy to see the political terrain Hudson operates in…that of the perverted, nation-state destructive, Globalist Left which consciously and unconsciously pushes the agendas of Finance Capital that is making untold wealth out of the reconstruction of the settings created by highly efficient capitalism over – say – ten decades (sans the war mongering and speculatory parasitism) – using government mandated (vs market) overturns of least cost combinations of everything materially needed by the people.

    • Agree: Emslander
  39. Franz says:

    The long-term dream of U.S. New Cold Warriors is to break up Russia, or at least to restore its Yeltsin/Harvard Boys managerial kleptocracy

    But this makes zero sense given the long backstory of the USA investing in China while the Oligarchs were screwing Russia to the wall with our blessing. And some incredible duplicity.

    To see what I’m driving at, imagine the last, say, 30 years the USA, instead of the bullshit shock doctrine heist, simply invests in Post-Soviet Warsaw Pact nations with the eagerness our CEOs swept into China.

    Using Germany as a bridge, because in the 1990s Germany was still “the Fourth and Richest Reich” and Russia already had experience with their end of it, we could have had a Northern Hemisphere Economic system beating all human civilizations before us. And China would have been in also, but at a lower level at first. That’s it!

    So why kick down Russia? Why use Germany as a battering ram instead of a disciplined partner?

    Nothing NATO does makes sense, not even on the surface.

    • Agree: HdC
  40. Sepp says:

    In his latest Trunews broadcast Rick Wiles went off on another “needle nazi” rant, but then got side tracked on Ukraine, Azov, Crystia Freeland (whose grandfather was a “Nazi”). Rick Wiles is of the same ilk as Michael Hudson. For decades their brains have been stewing in anti-nazi Jew juice.

    In the Trunews gab feed for this twitter the commenters really tore him a hole in his stomach so he can see out. The comments were great, and there are links to numerous fascinating articles telling the truth to trunews.

    [MORE]

    https://gab.com/RickWiles/posts/107877766407967290

    Below the more are some great memes that people posted. They apply to Michael Hudson just as much as to Rick Wiles.

    • Replies: @Sepp
  41. @Priss Factor

    Look, look, over here, it’s the ‘wicked’ Jews.
    Don’t look over there at the plutocrats and the M.I.C., there is nothing to see.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
    , @Towey
  42. Mr Anatta says:

    Hudson theorises about a potential agreement between Putin and Biden about not bombing each other if Britain and Brussels get hydrogen bombed but he seems to fail to realise for some very strange reason that Britain can destroy Moscow as retaliation and then Moscow can destroy Washington and New York as it escalates out of control further,when any devils agreement would be torn up by Putin in an instant.

    Good luck with your hopeful theory Mr Hudson!.

  43. Thanks M. H., you gave your stance on the big picture, the larger context. I mostly agree. A daring –as much as goes for you– peep in the possible scenario.

    I see as an especially weak link the EU – German – French – Dutch leadership. Trash has floated to the top of the hierarchy, groomed by trash, as in the Jewish nihilistic mindsets. These Western European “leaders” are first incompetent, and secondly totally corrupted by personal short-term gain. This is not the hallmark for US politicians, military, corporations, bankers alone. As such, they are incapable and un-willing to consider the long term interests of anything below their designer shoes. Empty suits, faggots, white trash. I can imagine the EU population that is still generationally “native” to the territory feeling deep shame to be represented by such anomalies at the likes of a Francois Michel, an Uri von der Leyen, a Stoltenberg. Special mention @ the hall of fame, A. Merkel.

    Concerning SWIFT in particular, in a world where Russia and China have real power, would a Putin, a Xi even consider having SWIFT, a Western controlled service, to be capacitated to skim and analyze East – West transactions? Allow for transaction volume to the dollar? How hard is it not to account international transaction volume as an electronic service! Any chat service has a more complex technological underpinning. As a matter of fact, they should make it open source, free for download so some can play with it’s settings and databases. A good start for a data set to populate the code would be the US Central Bank one –if there is such a thing, or do they make up as go, which i very much suspect–.

    Concerning an international apparatus of justice, the same as goes for SWIFT. Den Haag, De Hague, planted in the core territory of bought and sold Mark Rutte’s below sea-level fief, as an independent organ, what a laugh!

    Thanks for asserting finally that “war” and social manipulation *is* economics. Thanks for stepping away from the absurd terminology of theoretical finance. Thanks for following up on my suggestion as to comment on the “Ukraine” topic.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  44. Sarah says:

    One of the real reasons for the First World War (1914-18) was the German
    plan to build a railway to Baghdad to get oil supplies.
    This would have allowed Germany to no longer depend on the British and
    the USA, which had a virtual monopoly on maritime and oil traffic.
    The Nordstream-2 gas pipeline would allow the supply of gas to Germany
    and Europe without going through the seas (the USA wants the Europeans
    to buy their gas and deliver it to them with their boats.
    The Empire cannot bear to be freed from him.

    • Replies: @Sarah
  45. Sarah says:
    @Sarah

    Berlin-Baghdad Bahn Map

    The Berlin Baghdad Railway and the outbreak of World War One
    https://carlcymrushistoryblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/the-berlin-baghdad-railway-and-the-outbreak-of-world-war-one/
    It was not far from over.

  46. eah says:
    @Rubicon

    According to a number of current reports, it seems Russia is still providing its gas/oil to parts of the EU: Germany, Italy and other countries.

    Russian NG is still flowing — the majority of Russian gas consumed in the EU flows through pipelines that transit Ukraine (link), which is a big reason a friendly, stable Ukraine, one not militarily aligned with the West, is important to Russia — there is an existing undersea Nordstream 1 pipeline — Nordstream 2 is now delayed, but this is temporary — Russian NG is too important to the EU, especially Germany, which will deactivate the last of its power generating nuclear plants later this year, and is no longer building coal fired plants.

    Douglas Macgregor (link) appeared on Fox recently and outlined pretty well how the West bears a lot of the responsibility for the Ukraine fiasco:

    Col. Douglas Macgregor on Putin’s next steps in the Ukraine invasion

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  47. Yevardian says:

    Generally don’t comment outside of open threads or Our Benevolent Overlord’s ‘Pravda’ series, but I just have to say I spat out my coffee laughing out loud at this article title. Well done.

  48. @g wiltek

    The first batch of Shermans (gasoline-powered idiocy) were “Zippoed”. So were half of their replacements. = 150%

  49. @Charles Martel France

    …multiple types and numerous sources of energy…

    This means strong diversification and stable long-term source reliability, even if it winds up costing somewhat more. You did not disagree with my preferred analogy but want to get involved in a discussion about a sustainable mix of energy production and supplies. Since I do not believe in the global warming hoax, disagree with the obsession over carbon dioxide reduction as a motivating factor in energy policies, and am inclined to support thorium reactors and a higher degree of local autonomy, perhaps we do not even share the same basic premises.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  50. Anon[323] • Disclaimer says:
    @Petermx

    What passes for intelligent speech these days is in fact bullshit. Periodically, some new buzzword erupts from the mouth and everyone feels they must barf it up every opportunity in order to be “hip”.

    For example I knew we had reached the limits of amazing when the boss’s secretary told me his neckties are “totally amazing”. The pyramids may be amazing but a tie?

    Over the years we have gone through cool, groovy and awesome and “like”. We now seem to be turning to “SO”. It now seems that unless every sentence starts with SO a person is just not with it.

    To your point, everything is fascist, racist, narcissistic, misogynistic and some “phobe” where it has become meaningless to the accused and the accuser looks like a blathering idiot.

    This is all the product of our wonderful education system which operates in reverse. You enter the system with a reasonable level of intelligence?? and come out a moron. The graduates then infect everyone with their shit talk. After all, if a University grad can mouth such rubbish then it must be cool, groovy and totally awesome to do the same.

    • Thanks: Petermx
    • Replies: @Mr Anatta
    , @Realist
  51. Here we go again. US Neo- Cons have already suggested sending American troops to Ukraine. These people never see a solution to anything without first recommending war that more poor Americans can get killed in so they can by a bigger yacht.. I suggest these globalist criminals put on some military gear and practice what they preach.

  52. @nsa

    Vlad explicitly spoke of “real decision-making centers” and no one would
    mistake Berlin for that.

    • Replies: @Refl
  53. Hossein says:
    @Priss Factor

    Muslims are a small community in Europe and do not yield any political or economic power, are anti Imperialist and unlike your so called “god fearing Christians” do not get down on their knees and give blow jobs to criminal thieving Zionists.

  54. Will European nationalist leaders (the left is largely pro-US) ask why their countries should pay for U.S. arms that only put them in danger, pay higher prices for U.S. LNG and energy

    This is pretty easy to answer: US nowadays draws its power solely in exporting dollars; now, dollars are a promissory note drawn on the US people by the US Fed. The entire world accepts dollar because there is the underpinning belief that, if worse comes to worst, dollars can be used to buy American products; now that there are less and less products America can export, while more and more dollars are pouring into the world market, the value of American dollars is going down; American government is desperate to soak up as much dollars out of circulation as possible, to stem the fall in the value of dollar. There are two ways: borrow back dollars from the world market, or export American goods at the maximum possible price, so as to both maximizing the profit and soaking up dollar out of world circulation.

    Now what are the only things it can export? Arms and LNG. Both have to priced very high; how do you sell arms? By arms-twisting the “allies”; how do you sell LNG? by removing cheaper competitors out of market. That’s all. In a line, why Europeans should pay for US arms and buy US LNG is because they are vassals, and they have no other options.

    I wonder why Putin is yet to put the whole issue in perspective: in WWII, both Russia and USA invaded and occupied other countries; while Russia has left all the countries it invaded, in 1991, USA is still in occupation of Germany and Japan.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  55. BuelahMan says:

    Herman Kahn: His parents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.

    So how big is your grain of salt?

  56. It is a hard thing to have grown up a patriotic American, giving 10 years of your life in military service.. only to discover that you’re side are the bad guys..

    • Agree: IronForge
    • Replies: @Mr Anatta
  57. If (((me))), (((myself))) and (((I))) own controlling shares of the three sectors described by (((MH))) in the article and posted on the website owned by (((RU))) then the world is controlled by the (((Tribe))).

  58. JR Foley says:
    @A.K.Patal

    Scholts indeed is Green –around the gills.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  59. @Rubicon

    Reasonably reliable sources indicate the rapidly deployed Russians have 80% of the Ukie army trapped in a classic pincer movement. The Nazi-infested National Guard is caught in Donbass, where it was deployed to attack the LDNR, which is why Putin moved his men in when he did. Now they are caught between the republics’ defenders and the main Russian force. Once the trap is sprung it is not expected that many prisoners will be taken of the rabid rank and file.

    Meanwhile the Russian “convoy of death” slowly advancing on Kiev will get there in time to accept the surrender and remove the US puppet. Contrary to the latest wave of hate propaganda this is not another Fallujah about to happen. Russians are being extremely careful to avoid civilian casualties and infrastructure destruction. Yesterday’s reports of Russians deliberately shelling civilians –just as talks begin with Ukraine! – are transparent falsehoods on a WW2 level of deception.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  60. Towey says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    Agree! Thanks for stating the case succinctly.

    • Replies: @Pierre de Craon
  61. Mr Anatta says:
    @Anon

    I couldn’t agree more with you.

    Here in U.K it makes my blood boil when for example someone on T.V repeatedly starts a sentence with ‘So’ or says ‘like’ far too often or ‘kind of’ or ‘kinda’ all the time.

    I mutter ‘get the fcuk off my T.V’ and switch channels.

    So,its like kinda not totally amazing speech like and it makes me like kinda wanna vomit like kind of like kinda like kind of like i better have a like kind of lie down as I am kinda like speaking such jibberish I am like kinda thinking i must be kind of like going insane like.

    .

    • Replies: @profnasty
  62. Mr Anatta says:
    @Swaytonious

    Don’t see them as your side then and walk round dressed like an Apache Indian with your face painted red.

    • Disagree: Badger Down
  63. @nsa

    With the left has continuously defunded nuclear modernization, I’d be surprised if half our bombs even worked. Because of the level of miniaturization in our bombs, radioactive decay alone can cause “cold spots” in the developing chain reaction that can cause it to fizzle. You have to reenrich them from time to time to prevent that.

    • Thanks: Towey
  64. Ross23 says:
    @A.K.Patal

    Yes he’s definitely a drip worst I can remember, funny how the “greens” are suddenly so militaristic

    Looks like they long kicked out the typical long hair pacifist in favor of neo lib WEF agenda

  65. @OrangeSmoke

    One way to stick it to Blackrock. Get county governments to levy a 50,000% property tax on corporate owned homes.

  66. @James Charles

    The plutocrats are jews.

    The MIC is run and controlled by jews. Milley takes orders from jews.

    The media is owned by jews. Academia is run by jews. Sixty percent of college presidents are jewish.

    Biden’s handlers are jews.

    Nuland is a jew. Garland is a jew. Mayorkas is a jew. Blinken is a jew. Walensky is a jew.

    jews jews and more jews.

    With jews you get jewing.

    Lots and lots of jewing.

    So, Priss is right.

    • Agree: Sepp
    • Thanks: Carroll price
  67. Emslander says:

    My head spins with the whirl of Mr. Hudson’s psychic mind-reading and motive-projecting declarations. Please, can you come out here and tell me what that thin and lovely woman who smiles so sweetly whenever we pass each other is intending?

    How can a man so gifted in the ability to decipher national and international goals and aims without even breaking a sweat be relegated to writing his crap on an alternative web page?

  68. Anonymous[173] • Disclaimer says:
    @g wiltek

    How can you lose 150% of your tanks. Just asking.

    Here’s the answer. You might not like it.

    How do you replace more tanks than you have? Magic of replacements. Start with 100 tanks, feed in 150 new tanks as replacement for losses, bingo- lost 150% of your tanks.

    Same thing works for infantry (human beings, to those readers lost in abstractions).

    [MORE]

    Even with replacement, entire units can become combat ineffective if they’ve been through enough. Institutional memory and to an extent the survivor effect make the unit too defense minded to be effective against enemy forces.

    Even with fresh infantry units, it appears that about 75% of line infantry won’t fire its weapons against the enemy even when directly threatened (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.L.A._Marshall). “They can make you shoot, but they can’t make you hit.” is one way of doing it. I’ve seen a similar assertion about WW II Allied fighter pilots. One argument against SOF units in particular is that they concentrate people who will actually aim and fire at the enemy, leaving the regular Infantry with the toothless wonders, good as walking targets but not that good on firepower, so to speak.

    One source of apparently real information is Dunnigan’s

    How to Make War (Fourth Edition): A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Warfare in the Twenty-first Century

    . A conventional infantry unit has support personnel, attached artillery, headquarters, and infantry. The unit is, in a conventional war, typically fought until enough of the infantry is killed/wounded/captured/becomes a psychological casualty to render the actual contact units (infantry) ineffective. At that point, the entire unit is pulled out of line and the infantry module is brought up to strength by replacements. Then the whole unit, survivors of the previous cycle plus replacements, is put back into line. Easy enough to get over 100% casualties in the infantry.

    Apparently, the above model failed during the WW II Normandy invasions. I’ve read from one source that the surviving assault infantry, the ones that landed on the Normandy beach, were after 2 months of combat, “98 % psychological casualties and 2% psychopaths who had been having a good time.” (I believe this came from Grossman’s _https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Psychological-Cost-Learning-Society-ebook/dp/B00J90F8W2/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=killology&qid=1646132523&s=books&sr=1-2_)

    Failed in Afghanistan also, back when there was an attempt to destroy the enemy’s leadership structure through targeted raids. Translation: kill the leaders, hope the enemy falls apart. Turns out that, as the FBI found with the Mafia and the DEA/Mexican government found out with the Cartels, taking out the leaders just speeds promotion within enemy forces. Anyway, only a few people are able to conduct the raids, and these people ended up doing 5 or in some cases 10 tours of duty to no effect. Quite a few of raiders simply refused to go out on raids towards the end of the effort, since they were killing individual people (the leaders) and making no difference. In short, the US raiding force became psychological (or moral) casualties. (Moyer, _Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces_)

    War is really a pretty brutal affair. Fortunately, fewer men will be doing it now, thanks to the West assigning women to combat.

    Quite a bit of society is a pretty brutal affair.

    • Agree: Fluesterwitz
    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  69. @Anon

    Yes. Hudson also forgot to name three additional blocs of tyranny…

    The food / agricultural bloc

    The IT / information bloc

    Thee pharma /medical bloc

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  70. Agent76 says:

    2022-02-20 US, UK, France promised USSR not to expand NATO east of Germany, newly discovered document proves

    Notes from a 1991 meeting prove that the US, UK, France, and Germany assured the Soviet Union that NATO would not expand east. It’s part of a growing body of evidence that the West broke its promise to Russia.

    https://multipolarista.com/2022/02/20/us-uk-france-russia-expand-nato-east-germany/

    Mar 1, 2022 A special programme on the Ukraine invasion

    Watch our special programme focussing on the Ukraine invasion – with the latest updates from Kyiv, Moscow, Europe and the US.

  71. @eah

    Hopefully Germany will wake up and see that nuclear power is the only solution to independence and reverse the dumb decisions to still use some sort of fossil fuel. Of course we should as well, and so should all of the fossil fuel starved countries of Europe.

    The thing about nuclear power is that it allows all countries to be energy independent, especially if the fuel is thorium, which is so ubiquitous as to be able to run the planet at current levels of energy use for the next 5,000 years.

    But the oil and gas sector will do everything it can to prevent nuclear power production and has since the dawn of nuclear power. The oil and gas sector was the primary instigator and promoter of the memes that nuclear is both unsafe and expensive.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
    , @eah
  72. You didn’t learn much under Kahn. All you’ve done is spew tha standard propaganda Putin has been vomiting for the last 8 years. There was no coup in Ukraine in 2014, and Nazis don’t run Ukraine. It would have far more accurate to say Nazis run Russia as Putin’s regime is entirely fascistic, and there is little freedom in Russia. By contrast, Ukraine is a free country. Protestant don’t have to worry about being arrested for having a bible study, and Jews and Moslems conduct their lives in peace. If you don’t toe Putin’s line, your life in danger in Putin’s Russia.

    For an educated man, you are awfully ignorant about the world.

    • Troll: Hoyeru
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  73. Rooster13 says:
    @Rubicon

    The ground is shifting below our feet as we speak. The U.S. is not the only country with these 3 key components, in fact every country has them in varying degrees. Don’t you think Putin and his regime would have at least game planned things out to this point? The question you should be asking is why did he make this move now, knowing all the things you stated above?

  74. Publius 2 says:
    @Robert Dolan

    This.

    Goldman Sachs and Alan Dershowitz too.

  75. @davidgmillsatty

    And China just started its first molten salt reactor using thorium. The molten salt design was taken from a test reactor we built in Oak Ridge in the sixties, which used uranium, and which proposed another test reactor with thorium.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02459-w

    • Thanks: Agent76
    • Replies: @Agent76
  76. Mefobills says:

    The key senators and congressional representatives do not represent their states and districts as much as the economic and financial interests of their major political campaign contributors. A Venn diagram would show that in today’s post-Citizens United world, U.S. politicians represent their campaign contributors, not voters.

    The 17’th amendment made Senators populists, where they have to pander for votes. To buy votes Senators must subordinate themselves to monied interests. So, yes, Senators do not represent their states, but instead their donor class. The founders intent, to have the Senate above the political fray, and the greatest deliberative body on earth, was usurped.

    The question to ask is what today’s New Cold War is trying to change or “solve.” To answer this question, it helps to ask who initiates the war. There always are two sides – the attacker and the attacked. The attacker intends certain consequences, and the attacked looks for unintended consequences of which they can take advantage. In this case, both sides have their dueling sets of intended consequences and special interests.

    Examining the military force structure can tell you a lot about who the attacker is, and their intentions. If the military is geared for offense, and fighting battles on other continents, then they are the attacker. If the military is geared for close-in A2AD then they are geared for defense, and are not looking for dragons to slay.

    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/a2ad-phrase-terrifies-us-military-and-china-and-russia-love-it-51597

    The active military force and aggression since 1991 has been the United States.

    With the advent of Atlantacism and its constructs i.e. First Debt Spreading Bank (The BOE), Stock Owned Corporations which have become perpetual, Stock Market Capital, Mercantilism, Deep Water Navies, and Rim Theory – the active military force and aggression was baked into the cake before 1991. But, yes, it did accelerate after the fall of the Soviet Union, as the brakes were released.

    Creditor Democracies, which are part of Atlantacism, have been Colonial Powers – or are generally aggressive civilizations, as they go around the world looking to monetize everything, even the air if they could. New Debts pay Old Debts. Clear cutting forests makes board feet of timber, which become prices, which fetches money, which pays debt instruments (which in turn created the money).

    The recent prodding of Russia by expanding Ukrainian anti-Russian ethnic violence by Ukraine’s neo-Nazi post-2014 Maiden regime was aimed at (and has succeeded in) forcing a showdown in response the fear by U.S. interests that they are losing their economic and political hold on their NATO allies and other Dollar Area satellites

    There is offensive war and defensive war, as stated above…. the attacker and the attacked. Offensive war is of two types: Just War, and War of Aggression. The Atlantacist democracies were historically aggressive in order to defend their “debts” and commercial interests in foreign lands. Or, they were aggressive in order to have blood flow in the streets, so the foreign lands can be bought up cheap, and to also denominate the money type of the aggressor. Creditocracies want to debt spread their money type to become dominant in the international realm. Before Dollar as Reserve, there was the Sterling Zone.

    Just War is also offensive, but it is preemptive to stop a future conflagration (like WW3). In the case of Syria, Russia’s entry was Just War, to then stop the mercenary Takfiri’s. Or, Russia entering the Donbass, to then protect the Russia speaking population from Ukrainian shelling and aggression.

    The FIRE, MIC and OGAM sectors are the three rentier sectors that dominate today’s post-industrial finance capitalism.

    The 1973 Kissinger-Saudi Agreement was all three rentier sectors working together. FIRE wanted their dollar credit-as-money type attached to Saudi Oil. MIC wanted to sell front line military goods to Saudi, to then protect the flow and transshipment of oil. Oil, Gas, and Mineral Sectors wanted to operate in the Kingdom, to then take profits.

    Good article as usual, thank you Dr. Hudson

  77. @Wokechoke

    One thing Michael Hudson missed though is the fact that these three groups are wagged by just one group.

    The Oligarchic group that controls the Federal Reserve wherefrom comes the money that allows these other Oligarchic groups to function.

    http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/the-truth-about-the-conflict-with-russia/

    Reply

    • Agree: Sepp, CelestiaQuesta
  78. Mefobills says:
    @OrangeSmoke

    Although I understand that Trotsky is Hudson’s Godfather, he really should name the Jew for the sake of clarity or just go back and call them “Robber Barons”.

    I get what you are saying, but I am coming to the defense of Dr. Hudson. Why does he have to name the Jew and put his career at jeopardy? We can do that for him.

    Classical Economics, which Dr. Hudson has almost single-handedly resurrected, has doctrine which separates value from price.

    Classical economics goes into rent theory, it defines usury, and has basically all the tools necessary to expose the Jew. The Jew operates in the monetary sphere, and has been since practically forever. The Haibaru Donkey Caravaneers moved gold and silver on the overland routes for thousands of years before Christ. There are donkey caravan bones interred outside the gates of Sumer.

    Hudson has already done a signal service to humanity by teaching and writing many books which give clarity to cut through the fog of confusion. Our, (((friends))) operate in the propaganda realm, and emit dialectics designed to confuse, such that whole populations begin to virtue signal for their masters, in something like a Stockholm syndrome.

    Hudson, by teaching classical economics, is putting glasses on our noses, so that we can see.

    I’m using this phrase on purpose, because “putting glasses on your nose” is normally meant by propagandists, to make you see things their way – basically to keep you as an ignorant debt slave… don’t look up and question your masters.

    For example, Hudson book, J is for Junk economics, re-introduces an entire lexicon that formerly was tossed into the memory hole.

    He doesn’t need a purity test, he has already done enough.

  79. Sean says:

    As President Biden explained, the current U.S.-orchestrated military escalation (“Prodding the Bear”) is not really about Ukraine. Biden promised at the outset that no U.S. troops would be involved. But he has been demanding for over a year that Germany prevent the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from supplying its industry and housing with low-priced gas and turn to the much higher-priced U.S. suppliers.

    I’m not sure about that. it was only one month ago that Zelinsky publicly criticized Biden for talking about the likelihood of an invasion of Ukraine by Russia. It seems to me Biden was speaking publicly in order to dissuade Putin from doing it. Also Biden grumbled but had let the Germans out of building the LNG terminals as you say; does that suggests Biden wants Germany to buy US LNG . He also allowed the pipeline to be finished. Did not have to do either of those things. I think the US wants Europe quiet so it can concentrate on China. America did give Ukraine a billion in arms, but would they think Ukraine would get into a war?

    Many Ukrainians thought the US secretly would rather be pursuing a containment policy against China than messing around in Eastern Europe. It seems to me that the US underestimated Zelinsky.
    who is the son of a professor and grandson of a general. In June 2020 Zelinsky had the person he had defeated for the presidency, Poroshenko, arraigned on twenty dubious charges: clearly trying to throw him in prison. As a result Zelinsky, who had won on a landslide, became extremely unpopular. That is when he started becoming bellicose toward Russia and the breakaway regions (hinting that Ukraine would go on the offensive).

    Putin kept talking about Misk 2’s promised autotomy for the breakaway regions in return for Russia ceasing to interfere there, but Ukraine went back on Minsk 2, which they agreed to in 2015 after their offensive was crushed by actual Russian regular army units that crossed the border to save the breakaway regions. Zelinsky became unpopular and not only ignored Minsk 2, he started becoming bellicose toward Russia and the breakaway regions.

    Anyone in their thirties who has risen so high so fast as Zelensky would get a touch of megalomania and one can’t ignore that he is an entertainer who is in his element giving press conferences Spengler is said to have remarked of Hitler that Germany needed a hero, but a heroic tenor: performative. In my opinion it is Zelensky more than anyone else who has brought this war about–for reasons that lie deep and he may be only dimly aware of himself. As for Germany: vorsprung durch technik.

    1944

    Panther Ausf G With FG1250 Sperber Infared Nightfighting …http://worldwar2database.com › gallery › wwii0148
    Panzerkampfwagen V Panther ausf G with FG 1250 Sperber (Sparrow Hawk) infrared Nachtjager (Night fighting) vision scope installed on the commander’s cupola …

    2022

    https://digit.site36.net/2021/10/08/missiles-and-sensors-german-technology-for-the-turkish-drone-war/
    Turkey’s best-selling armed drone is equipped with cameras from German company Hensoldt, a spokesperson confirms. The device could guide missiles developed with German help to a target. The government in Berlin also has a stake in the defence company

    Mearsheimer has cited Ukraine getting those Turkish drones the other year as a major reason for Putin deciding he had to invade. After all, a drone can catch you at your most vulnerable, and a quarter of Russians don’t have an inside toilet

  80. “The recent prodding of Russia by expanding Ukrainian anti-Russian ethnic violence by Ukraine’s neo-Nazi post-2014 Maiden regime was aimed at (and has succeeded in) forcing a showdown in response the fear by U.S. interests… ” blah blah blah

    Let me guess, he worked for someone in the 1970s. How old is he now? 85? 90? Who in their right mind would listen to this political fossil? Only if he produces his plane ticket as proof that he travelled to Ukraine back in 2014 and talked to Ukrainians in Kiev and other cities.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  81. Jimmy1969 says:

    Mike you like to take a few old well known stories and pretend you are re inventing the wheel and then you go into a fairy land with your theories and conclusions that have nothing to do with your premises. Firstly, there was a famous Political Scientist from back in the 20s named Arthur Bentley who wrote classic massive books about group behaviour and how groups dominated American Politics. We all studied them. You are nothing new. Secondly I remember another famous book by I think it was by Bauer Dexter and Pool and it was a massive study on Tariffs and Politics. They concluded after talking to and analysing dozens of Senators decisions over tariffs that never ever did any single Senator act in the best interests of the United States, but only according to the factories in their State. Regarding the Military Industrial Intelligence Mafia…every child knows about Ike’s speech. Regarding your conclusions…lets just say they are a real stretch. They are like the story about a paper boy who had a neighbour down the street and then years later when the kid was 50 they found out that the neighbour was a serial killer or something and then when the kid was a famous Politician or something everyone wrote about how dirty he was. Kind of like those stories about Frank Sinatra and the Mafia or all of that JFK nonsense.

  82. @Liosnagcat

    Russia, as a nation, didn’t fight in WWII. USSR did. Big difference.

    I agree, this does bring more confusion into fragile American minds than they can handle. But the Russian population seem to be even more confused when they refer both to the czarist Russian Empire and the Russian Federation as “Russia.” It seems boring and irrelevant, but very important in terms of propaganda and politics. It’s quite peculiar, but the notion of “collective guilt” for crimes committed by the Russian Empire, Soviet Union and Russian Federation is totally foreign to the overwhelming majority of the people inhabiting the territory beyond the outskirts of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

  83. Realist says:
    @Anon

    This is all the product of our wonderful education system which operates in reverse. You enter the system with a reasonable level of intelligence?? and come out a moron. The graduates then infect everyone with their shit talk. After all, if a University grad can mouth such rubbish then it must be cool, groovy and totally awesome to do the same.

    Absolutely correct. Fortunately, I received my STEM degree before the university system went completely to hell.

  84. eah says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    >Hopefully Germany will wake up …

    That’s not going to happen — these decisions (Atomausstieg, Kohleausstieg) were either finalized or not reversed during the nominally conservative Merkel era (2005 – 2021) — there is zero chance of that happening now with the Ampelkoalition, meaning the Green Party is part of the government — they would never agree to it.

    • Replies: @HdC
  85. Sepp says:
    @Sepp

    Here is a fantastic interview between Luke Gromen and Pallisades Gold Radio about the Swift sanctions against Russia:

    Luke Gromen: US Can’t Sanction Russian Energy Without Risking Systemic Collapse

    Luke explains the remaining options available to Russia and why the Chinese may benefit from the situation. We can’t sanction Russia’s energy because our own markets are so interconnected. Russia could ask for rubles or gold in exchange for energy. If that occurred Europe would have little choice. The real leverage in the Petrodollar system is on the ‘petro’ side. It will be interesting to see how this develops. If energy payments begin moving outside of the SWIFT system, then the Petrodollar will be severely damaged. Regardless, it’s going to be disruptive and we’re going to see additional problems. Very likely we will see further money printing and more stagflation.

    Besides having a far better grasp of reality than Michael Hudson, especially in regards to energy markets, Luke Gromen makes it through the entire entire podcast without ranting about “Nazi’s”, something Hudson can barely do for one single paragraph.

    • Thanks: Towey
  86. @A little boy in the crowd

    Even a few minutes watching Boobtoob Noose, in particular, and it”s clear that most of the ads paying for the propaganda are the world’s biggest drug-dealers. Worst part about that is that these drugs are perfectly legal (even if insufficiently tested) but are happily included in the “healing process” by the HMO corporate medicine shysters.

    The food industry in this country is more, well more, than half controlled by half a dozen gigantic corporations.

    Information/propaganda/on message mind-fuckery is in the hands of about nine corporations, and that includes social media.

    So your blocs of tyranny are concentrated in about 20 monsters and they…are under the thumb of Blackrock, Vanguard and State Street.

    Kinda slick, huh?

  87. Realist says:
    @Refl

    Merkel did a PERFECT job in putting the current clown show in office! Her whole sixteen year reign was nothing but a hybrid war against her own people (it is even tabu now to use the word “Volk”).

    Merkel was a disaster for Germany. She was too smart to be incompetent. She grew up in East Germany and could very well be a communist Manchurian candidate. Why the German people allowed her to rule as long as they did is a mystery.

    • Agree: Towey
  88. @Quartermaster

    Drawn and Quartered Mistress is about the most “awfully ignorant about the (real) world poster on this site.

  89. Agent76 says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    I have this great read that goes with your share, thanks for an educated share David.

    Nov 29, 2022 TerraPower Selects Coal Town for First Advanced Nuclear Reactor Plant

    This will be TerraPower’s first demonstration reactor, and it will be aimed to be built in the town by 2028. Also, Natrium plants don’t need an outside energy source to operate their cooling systems, meaning a nuclear incident like Fukushima would be impossible.

    https://www.tomorrowsworldtoday.com/2021/11/29/terrapower-selects-coal-town-for-first-advanced-nuclear-reactor-plant/

  90. Mefobills says:
    @PetrOldSack

    Swift is a messaging service, so your comparison to a chat room is apt. The underpinnings are about equally complex.

    If countries want to buy from each other they don’t need swift.

    Before swift, countries used promissory notes. They could simply dust off the old methods and bypass electronic messaging altogether.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  91. Realist says:

    The ancillary political aim is to ignore and reject environmental drives to replace oil, gas and coal with alternative sources of energy. The Biden administration accordingly has backed the expansion of offshore drilling, supported the Canadian pipeline to the world’s dirtiest petroleum source in the Athabasca tar sands, and celebrated the revival of U.S. fracking.

    That is bullshit…the fact is Biden* has done the exact opposite.

    * I do not like giving Biden (a titular President) credit or blame for anything this administration does. Biden was born a useless idiot…now he is braindead.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  92. Mefobills says:
    @matzahballsgonewrong

    As the resident UNZ nazi, I have to come to Hudson’s defense.

    The parallels between today’s Russia and the interwar years of Germany are too close to ignore. Nationalism arose in Germany as a protective maneuver from attacks by the democracies. In turn the democracies were string pulled by a hidden finance elite.

    In the case of Ukraine, the ZioNazis are funded by the (((International))). Post Maidan the money flows are dollar loans and grants. Hunter Biden situation was skimming off of grant money as a bribe to the Biden crime family.

    They may be larping as Nazis, and wearing uniforms and such, but no real Nazi would be taking orders from a Jewish run hierarchy, such as that of Ukraine post Maidan.

    Hudson’s age is immaterial. He is more active than people half his age. His brain has enormous recall.

    The only questions that matter, is how close is Hudson circling above the target. Generally, he is pretty accurate. But no modern historian can go straight at the Jew.

    Look at what happened to David Irving.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
  93. Putin specifically stated that he refuses to allow western gangsta rape thug culture, GlobalHomo and unfiltered immigration to corrupt Russians.
    For that alone I support Russia over the PIGs (people in government) and PIGME’s (Pigs in media) shoving chit at us faster than a speeding poleez car on a donut run.

    CQ describes The World Power main oligarchic groups as;

    GlobalHomoZioBIGsRxMIC3BLM/R

    Where GlobalHomo = 2SLGBTQQIAPWXYZ+ – Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Beastiality, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual people, and Pedophiles. + added to cover the overlooked. All freaks and no balls

    Zio = Banking financial, Academia, Media monopoly.
    BIGs = Big Box, Big Tech, Corporate monopolies, everything Big.
    Rx = Big Pharma, Both legal and illegal drug cartels
    MIC3 aka 3m = (1) Military Industrial Complex, (2) Media Industrial Complex, (3) Medical Industrial Complex
    BLM/R = Burn Loot Murder and Rape of white Christian culture now playing out by lawless blacks and their kosher Antifa armies of anarchists, supported and funded by Big Bagel Nose. (See Sec.Defense Austin – Lead nigga hoodrat calling da shots against white culture)

  94. Sepp says:
    @Mefobills

    Hudson could avoid naming the Jew withing spewing “Nazi” this and “Nazi” that once every paragraph… All this ridiculous spittle flinging does is illustrate his lack of understanding of history and his love for communism, both of which disqualify his credibility both as an economist and as a journalist.

    • Agree: Truth Vigilante
    • Replies: @Mefobills
  95. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    If the USA is so adamant to keep its grip on Europe, give it to them. Why keep relations with people who obviously hate you with their guts? Just make clear that you won’t let the US or the EU have Ukraine and you won’t let them have Belarus, cut the gas flow to Europe and redirect it to Asia. Frankly, if i were Russian, I’d completely ditch relations with Europe, it’s becoming a sewer anyway and the stench will only increase. Europe is run by complete idiots and where have you seen idiots improving things? Let Americans sell to Europeans LNG at thrice the price of Russian gas because, well, they deserve it.
    That said, I know that what I just wrote is a pipe dream. The cabal running the USA is too vain and greedy, and too convinced that it’s all powerful to accept any compromise. The little problem is that, with the exception of the Brest-Litovsk treaty that happened due to Russia having more urgent problems home than fighting a war against Germany, the Russians have never in history capitulated. They have bowed many times, but a formal capitulation, never. They burnt Moscow when Napoleon invaded, they suffered immensely during WW2 but they struck back. They are hardwired that way. So we’re heading towards a nuclear catastrophe.

  96. Tide turns in favor of Ukraine.

    It has ace pilot Samyul Hydemjuk. Russians absolutely terrified.

  97. I wonder if capturing Ukraine’s NATO supplied weapons is a priority for the Russians. It would interesting to see if they start popping up in Yemen. (and other places)

    One thing seems sure. We will be getting our daily dose of outrage for a while.

  98. profnasty says:
    @Mr Anatta

    So it’s like ‘Nazis’ are really just, like, Nationalists. I’m an American nationalist.. I don’t think of myself as a ‘Nazi’. Ukrainian Nationalists want everybody in Ukraine to speak, like, Ukrainian.
    Ok, so Russian speaking Ukrainians want to speak, like, Russian.
    I especially like how, to fight professional Russian soldiers, Kerensky has given assault rifles to teenagers. Like, what could possibly go wrong with that plan?
    They should all speak american. It would solve everything.

    • Replies: @Mr Anatta
  99. @Abdul Alhazred

    The same article is up on Naked Capitalism.

    From my reading of all three comment threads:

    It is a three-way tie. ~ 10% of the comments are excellent.
    Even with 50% pure garbage they are all far ahead of CNN, New York Times et al.

    One thing which I have seen mentioned almost nowhere is the picture of John Kerry, Victoria Nuland, and Jen Psaki at the 2014 Ukraine coup plot meeting. If these guys lose that is exhibit A at Nuremberg II. Obviously Kerry and Nuland and Psaki cannot even imagine dangling from a noose but if I am working for the blob I am going to get one of these and read it close:

    #fuckthevictorianuland

  100. Von Rho says:

    Christianity preaches love for the creator. At first, pantheism diverts this love towards creation, as in Marxism and positivism, and then, in gnosis, it carries out an antinomist role reversal in the form of hatred for the creator: beings lived in fullness fused into a Great Being, or Divinity. The biblical God would be evil, because he broke this unity by differentiating beings for this world full of evil (he would not create anything because he would not be omnipotent, but only an artificer god who would work with preexisting matter, or, a Great Architect of the Universe). Lucifer, in turn, would be good because he would show the way (but only for some initiates) to return to the fusion with the Great Being, by violating the law (or, of reason, morals and matter). Therefore, a Gnostic government cannot last but as an antinomist glimmer for the irruption of Divinity into history, in the form of Dionysian destruction. The 3rd Reich, based in Guénon and Evola, lasted 12 years. How long can a government based on their disciples Bannon, Olavo and Dugin last? Will the androgynous of Kiev dance on the rubble of the dismantling of the Third Rome, which accelerated with the covid, in which they failed after coming out in the vanguard as in Sputnik of the space race? Deluded by Lucifer, adopting irrationality, Eurasianists and Chloroquinists did not imagine that this would be the victory desired by their master.

  101. profnasty says:
    @Robert Dolan

    The Jews.

    (I’m sorry, what was the question?)

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  102. @Mefobills

    They may be larping as Nazis, and wearing uniforms and such, but no real Nazi would be taking orders from a Jewish run hierarchy, such as that of Ukraine post Maidan.

    Ukraine has always been a welcoming home to folks from many ethnicities. There has never been a single ethnic conflict in Ukraine, which is truly amazing. Some of the many outstanding scientists, doctors, educators were and are Jews. It is quite safe to say that Ukrainians are Jew-blind, and I certainly hope it will stay that way. Then you might ask: what about “Jewish run hierarchy”? This is a totally different phenomenon deeply rooted in the mentality of the people, most of whom in the past have been conditioned to be passive observers and obedient serfs. It is changing, but it may take a few generations to overcome the serf mentality. Look at the US. Americans became independent over 250 years ago. One might expect a lot more than voting for a showman from them. What’s so amusing is that they call president Zelensky a “clown.” And who is Donald Trum? Nobody really knows what to expect from this shapeshifter anymore, just like from Ron Unz, who chose to support the absolute scum like Putin.

    • Thanks: Mevashir
    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @showmethereal
  103. Well, because the underlying logic of it all is “Is it good for Jewish Power?”

    According to rappers, everyone is a ‘nigga’, and according to world politics, everyone is a ‘nazi’.

    The hell is this? I’m the only true fascist, and they’re calling an anti-fascist conference.

  104. Mefobills says:
    @Sepp

    Sepp,

    Hudson is very careful to say neo-nazi. He also is writing from the Russian point of view.

    What does Russia want? Most immediately, to remove the neo-Nazi anti-Russian core that the Maidan massacre and coup put in place in 2014. Ukraine is to be neutralized, which to Russia means basically pro-Russian, dominated by Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea. The aim is to prevent Ukraine from becoming a staging ground of U.S.-orchestrated anti-Russian moves a la Chechnya and Georgia.

    I don’t even know what a neo-nazi is. It is some sort of weird fringe group larping as nazis.

    That said, Putin has LIED to the Russian people about the Great Patriotic War. Stalin was the aggressor.

    But, that is too far a step to take for the Russian people, especially as they were traumatized in the 90’s. This trauma is similar to the German people as they were raped by the hyperinflation, where up to 1/3 of the German country was bought out from beneath their feet. (Yes, our financial (((friends))) are heavily implicated in the shorting of the German mark, to then cause the hyperinflation. And then they had gall to buy up the country with borrowed dollars.)

    How well would it have gone over if Putin came out and said, yep- Hitler was right. The Jewish Oligarchs raped us in the 90’s just as they did Germany in the 20’s?

    So, a foundational myth in Russia centers around the great patriotic war. Putin made a choice, or maybe he believes it, but it is Realpolitik. The average sheeple person in Russia can be duped just as easily as the American.

    We also have to consider that Hitler, when he decided to go after “land in the east” that the Just War doctrine was abrogated. It is shades of grey.

    Hudson, who very much is the lead intellectual for debt relief, must also know that NSDAP used debt release as a core method for getting the German people back on their feet.

    Below is a case of debt release, in the WEST, done by a major economy. So, the West was not a detour, as Hudson seems to think. But, NAZI economy is not allowed to be studied, or your career is over. Such is the power of the Jew. In the west, whenever a real attempt is made at shaking off the parasite, said parasite fights back and wins. I attribute this winning to democracy, which is a weak form of government.

    https://www.unz.com/article/the-land-where-history-died-part-1/#comment-5203641

    The Reichsnährstand not only arranged for a substantial reduction in property taxes for farms, but wiped the slate clean on indebtedness. This gave heavily mortgaged farm owners a fresh start. Another organization, the Landhilfe (Rural Assistance), recruited approximately 120,000 unemployed young people to help work farms. The government financed their salaries, training and housing. It also arranged for temporary employment on farms for school graduates and students on summer break.

  105. R2b says:

    In my present state, I am in no way capable of reading these many words, but at the beginningof the article, and with clear thought, I understod and hereby announce my support!

  106. Ukrainians have killed 15000 Donbassians mostly with bombs and rockets.

    I don’t know why there are so many anti-Russians on here. Must be to much mass media.

    This organ acts like its all radical and brass tacks and inside-information because it publishes endless articles about how blacks are inferior.

    But actually, your all just a bunch of middle-brow, middle-everything quotidian middle-of-the-roaders spouting the same nonsense as the American mass media.

    Russia is in the right. You are in the wrong. Any fool who isn’t a sucker like you knows that.

    • Replies: @Odin
  107. Mefobills says:
    @matzahballsgonewrong

    Some of the many outstanding scientists, doctors, educators were and are Jews. It is quite safe to say that Ukrainians are Jew-blind, and I certainly hope it will stay that way

    Monetary history has one very clear lesson: Jews, if they are allowed to control the money power, will soon take over a country, and run it for their in-group preferences. The religion does not teach kindness for out-groups.

    Being ejected 108 times from functioning civilizations is no accident. Operating the usury mechanism and taking sordid gain on host populations, enrages said populations.

    Iranian Jews are comfortable and not troublesome: but then they are not allowed to be educators, operate in a government capacity, or be near “money counting.”

    • Agree: TheTrumanShow
  108. @Realist

    Here in Austfailia, where, two years ago, the Black Summer saw unprecedented wildfires and large cities choking on smoke for weeks, the east coast is clearing away the debris of similarly unprecedented, in historical terms, floods. The old chestnut, ‘..the worst floods for X years’, used to deny the role of anthropogenic climate destabilisation in the increasingly frequent disasters, was replaced for a while by ‘..once in 100 year floods’, but even that is now declasse’.
    What with a ‘..once in 100 year flood’ as recent as 2017, the new bull-dust is ‘…once in 500 years’, as if that will soothe the popular beast. The ‘work’ of the meteorologists, plainly given marching orders NEVER to mention anthropogenic climate destabilisation and always downplay forecasts,was reprehensible. The rain was ‘easing off’ they declared, just hours before the heaviest deluges, catching people unprepared. Floods were ‘peaking’ just before exceeding previous records by metres, inundating hundreds of properties whose owners thought they were safe. Thermo-nuclear war may be a mercy, considering what is just around the corner.

  109. Mefobills says:
    @Zachary Smith

    White People with blue eyes and blonde hair being killed is a much more awful thing that when brown or black skinned subhumans are turned into a pink mist. Perhaps some of the more infamous authors here can write essays obsessing about this brand new horror. They might hit up the Apartheid state for some subsidies on the theme that slaughtering Palestinians is nothing compared to the evils being done by the Snow Ni**ers in Ukraine.

    Good job with the “White Supremacist” epithet. As if white people don’t have the right to have in-group preference, when all other groups do.

    This is the comment that you twisted to your own ends:

    “It’s very emotional for me because I see European people with blue eyes and blonde hair being killed,” he said.

    The presenter replied, “I understand and of course respect the emotion.”

    That is a very benign comment that got your panties all twisted into a wad. White people should be allowed to live alone, because out-groups are so triggered by the very existence of whites. (OK, north east asians aren’t triggered by whitey.)

    This is what whites want to avoid at all costs. Never again.

  110. @Sean

    You forget that Zelinsky is a puppet, a marionette controlled by his co-religionist, Igor Kolomoisky, the controller of the Nazi Azov Battalion, and, according to Haaretz, perhaps ‘..the most powerful Jew in the world’.
    When Zelinsky insanely declared at Munich recently that the Ukronazi regime would seek nukes of its own, he was plainly speaking the words of his controllers, and baiting Putin to invade. Zelinsky is not a foot-note to history-he is a fly-spot in waiting. I suspect he will choose a ‘hero’s death’ or, rather, have it chosen for him.

    • Agree: Ulf Thorsen
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  111. erzberger says:
    @Petermx

    lol.

    not sure how exactly one exits Nato, but I doubt it’s a simple “open door” policy. Probably some sort of Brexit on steroids. Neither, of course, is entering Nato, no matter what they say.

    Germany would lose Article 5 protection and gain Article 4 vulnerability – according to which Nato can attack non- Nato members bordering Nato members. The precedents were the bombing of Belgrade and liberation of Kosovo from Serbia, as well as the Libya and Syria operations. I’m sure many would lick their chops at the prospect of another round of bombing and partitioning Germany

    • Thanks: Towey
    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
    , @Petermx
  112. Anonymous[389] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sean

    Anyone in their thirties who has risen so high so fast as Zelensky would get a touch of megalomania and one can’t ignore that he is an entertainer who is in his element giving press conferences.

    Where is Zelensky? Zelensky is yet to do one live broadcast with journos in Kiev. Not a single live TV press conference from Kiev. Not a single live TV interview with a friendly western journo in Kiev.

    He’s been built up in large part due to Russophobia in the US media/elite as well as ethnic nepotism among Jewish-American media figures and elites for a fellow co-ethnic. That certainly plays a part in contributing to his megalomania.

  113. As a chinaman, I am at a point where I am fine to be vaporised in a nuclear exchange if only I get confirmation that hundreds of China’s hypersonic Dongfung DF-41 have destroyed America before NATO’s nukes lands on my head.

  114. DrWatson says:
    @anon

    Merkel would have done a better job.

    If only she hadn’t compromised her reputation by letting the Volkswagen scandal happen. Don’t you remember her phone was bugged? Also, the scandal (Volkswagen not passing the emission tests proving that previous measurements were falsified) took place in 2015. In the same year she “welcomed” all the 3rd world invaders to Germany. What a coincidence!

    She was blackmailed all right.

  115. The evil and treasonous JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire will soon be kicked out of Germany.

    Jews Organized Globally(JOG) has been using mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration as demographic weapons to attack and destroy Germany and the USA.

    The FREE SAXONS will gain some more political power by getting so many decent Germans to support them. The FREE SAXONS will now investigate and revisit Angela Merkel’s evil plot to demographically destroy Germany by flooding the country with millions of foreigners.

    The proud and brave FREE SAXONS in Germany will begin the deportation process that must occur if Germany is to remain German. Germany should deport all foreigners. Germany should deport as many non-Germans as possible to protect the future for young Germans.

    The American Empire should announce plans to leave Germany within 10 years; a beer-soaked celebration of German/American Friendship could be held as the last US military planes leave Ramstein Air Force base. Germany should turn the screw and acquire a nuclear deterrent. Let Germany be a normal nation again, dammit!

    IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE

    IT’S OKAY TO BE GERMAN

    WHITE IDENTITY POLITICS NOW!

    GOD BLESS THE GERMAN PEOPLE WHEREVER THEY ARE

    The evil and treasonous JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire is heading for the boneyard of all decaying and croaking ruling classes.

    All decent and patriotic people of English ancestry rightfully despise the human filth WASP turds in the Bush Organized Crime Syndicate and their ilk. Love the people of English ancestry and loathe and detest the WASP turds — good advice!

    Jews Organized Globally(JOG) and the nasty treasonous WASP scum are attacking the European Christian ancestral core of the USA.

  116. @Been_there_done_that

    Germany has revealed plans to build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in the near future in an effort to reduce its dependence on Russian gas.

    I’ve been buying most of my food from my neighbourhood supermarket, but I plan to reduce my dependence on it by importing food from Norway and the US. After all, why wait until the supermarket shuts down?

  117. @Been_there_done_that

    This means strong diversification and stable long-term source reliability, even if it winds up costing somewhat more.

    Cutting arbitrarily one of the possible sources and pushing and pressing for the only other viable option (at a much higher cost) is precisely the opposite of what you are defending…
    That proves your utter dishonesty.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  118. @Rubicon

    Russia is still providing its gas and oil to Germany, Italy, and other countries because Russia wants peaceful trade with everyone. It’s not some kind of sneak attack or spying. It’s not an attempt to encircle or destroy the US.

  119. Refl says:
    @nokangaroos

    Yepp, I am quite happy to have useless fools as a government. There used to be competent people in German governments time ago and it turned out extremely unhealthy for the commoners…

    As for Ukraine, they sent 5000 helmets as a contribution. Someone asked them to send 5000 FFP2-masks on top to be a little more generous.
    I really don’t know if that was meant to be ironic!

  120. @Old Brown Fool

    The entire world accepts dollar because there is the underpinning belief that, if worse comes to worst, dollars can be used to buy American products; now that there are less and less products America can export, while more and more dollars are pouring into the world market, the value of American dollars is going down; American government is desperate to soak up as much dollars out of circulation as possible, to stem the fall in the value of dollar.

    Interesting view.
    I just don’t understand one thing. Even if it’s true there are less and less products America can export, the fact the world still values and uses the dollar to trade many products among them, isn’t that a factor keeping the value of dollar ?
    This would not so much a backing by assets, but rather a backing by “trust”. Because, for as long trading partners “trust” that paper (fiat currency) as a valid promissory note, its value should keep indefinitely, and quite independently of real assets produced by american economy.

  121. Refl says:
    @Petermx

    There is the theory that to this day, the UN by definition regards Germany as an enemy state, which was laid down in the UN-charter at its foundation.
    Any country can bomb the shit out of Germany no questions asked. Interesting for Russia in the current situation. The US certainly would accept the invitation, if it would ever come to that point.

  122. Odin says:
    @obwandiyag

    Ukrainians have killed 15000 Donbassians mostly with bombs and rockets.

    Will be grateful for the citation(s).

  123. @Anonymous

    “They can make you shoot, but they can’t make you hit.” is one way of doing it. I’ve seen a similar assertion about WW II Allied fighter pilots. One argument against SOF units in particular is that they concentrate people who will actually aim and fire at the enemy, leaving the regular Infantry with the toothless wonders, good as walking targets but not that good on firepower, so to speak.

    I wonder why the need to recruit those “walking targets” ?… If what you tell is true, they are just a burden to a moving army, having to feed, transport and support them. And evacuate and caring for them when they get wounded.
    Or perhaps, the objective is to create a mass of diversion targets to save those who really fight ?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  124. vvvci says:

    Hello Dr. Hudson: I listened with rapt attention 4 or 5 or more times to your 2010 Guns & Butter interview “OBAMA’S CLASS WAR Republican [style] PRESIDENCY”

    and I was appalled to learn – you quoting statistics from Putin -that after the Bob Rubin (Treasury), Harvard, GoldmanSachs engineered “radical privatization” and the s.o.p. ruble devaluation in the post-communism republics of the former “soviet union,” MORE RUSSIANS DIED than ALL who died in WWII. I had long known that workers and apartment dwellers were driven from their jobs and homes, and pensioners robbed of their pensions by the many schemes and frauds that ended up putting all of Russia’s vast wealth in the hands of a few oligarchs… evicting workers and elderly alike in to the freezing Russian winter nights (that is – to die). Elsewhere I have read that up to 10% of Russia’s population died, and it was awful to read the story of Russian soldiers returning from Afghanistan… to STARVE as their army bases were denied supplies or pay – all while the Harvard, GS, and other Wall St. insiders celebrated a job well done.
    But I am afraid that your division of the U.S. hegemony in to 3 distinct sectors overly complicates the situation – the MIC military industrial complex, the OGAM oil, gas and minerals, and FIRE finance, insurance, and Real Estate sectors.

    [MORE]

    It is much simpler than that: ALL major corporations in America, Europe, and across the world are UNDER THE CONTROL OF BIG FINANCE, as in the MEGA-holding companies, BLACKROCK, VANGUARD, and STATE St, and also including Berkshire Hathaway and a few others. MONOPOLY: WHO OWNS THE WORLD



    Video Link

    This CONCENTRATION OF CONTROL – concentration of vast wealth and power – in the hands of a tiny few is the direct result of the CENTRAL BANKERS CREATING FIAT MONEY out of THIN AIR – and LENDING IT TO GOVERNMENTS AT INTEREST. With this never-ending stream of FREE MONEY (for them) they have relentlessly pursued EXCHANGING THEIR FIAT MONEY “earnings” in to BUYING UP CONTROL OF REAL ASSETS – in any and all classes of production and corporations across the world. NO ONE CAN COMPETE AGAINST people who have access to 0%, zero interest financing whenever they decide to “invest” in a target company, industry, or economic sector.
    Eustace Mullins was hired by the bankers to research the origins of the banking establishment, and causes and consequences of the “great depression” and other financial/economic catastrophes… but after writing up his findings after 2 years of intensive, well supported research in the Library of Congress he was ostracized, banned, censored and had a hard time getting his results published. For he had discovered that all the major banking houses were essentially criminal operations, that had gotten wealthy off of SLAVERY and the OPIUM TRADE with China – forcing drugs on a nation that killed millions and destroyed the fabric of society – and that these elite criminal cartels were perfectly willing to use these tactics on their own home nations.
    Case in point – the “great depression.” When U.S. industrialists shipping vast quantities of arms, munitions, and supplies to the British and French armies in WWI no longer accepted currency, the Brits and French had to purchase those shipments with cold hard specie (gold) – wealth and assets they had each taken 200 years to extort, extract out of their respective colonial empires. IT ALL WOUND UP IN NEW YORK BANKS – by the end of WWI, (Nov 1918) U.S. banks held the wealth OF EMPIRES – yet just ten years later with the “Black Thursday” ENGINEERED STOCK MARKET CRASH, the financiers TOLD US we Americans “HAD NO MONEY”!
    Well, WHERE DID ALL THAT WEALTH ACCUMLATED shipping weapons and supplies to Britain & France go?! RIGHT BACK TO BANK VAULTS in LONDON, PARIS, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich and probably even Frankfurt!
    This SLIGHT OF HAND – taking the gold and Wealth of Empires deposited in to U.S. banks during WWI, OUT of U.S. banks, surreptitiously sending it BACK to England and France – was made possible BECAUSE THEY, the British, French, Amsterdam, Zurich banking cartel OWNED the NY, U.S. banks!
    This was of course ACCOUNTING FRAUD, and ECONOMIC SABOTAGE – which is treason.

    Well, to tie it up: OIL, GAS, MINING are all components of RESOURCE EXTRACTION – which, INCLUDING AGRICULTURE – FOOD! – are the life-blood, the DAILY RENTAL INCOME of the billionaire “elites” financial dynasties who own “the banking cartel.”

    The MILITARY/INDUSTRICAL complex has ALWAYS BEEN the MILITARY/industrial/FINANCIAL complex – the great depression proved that WITHOUT FINANCING neither the military nor anyone else gets much of anything!

    The COMPUTING, INTERNET, DATA PROCESSING and now AI are all spin-offs of the MIC – Apple founder Steve Wozniak got cheap ICs to build his first computers, because his father worked at (a Lockheed missiles factory?”) in California and gave some chips to Steve that had been rejected by quality control for critical missile applications.

    And the MEDICAL/industrial/FINANCIAL COMPLEX has ALWAYS been murderous – whether bleeding patients to death, or ROUTINE MEDICAL “mistakes” today,
    and there is much speculation (online and elsewhere) that many of the deaths of the 1918 “Spanish Flu pandemic” CAME FROM DEADLY VACCINE REACTIONS, there were reports of 6 enlisted recruits dying PER DAY at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the army’s vast induction base for WWI recruits after being given vaccines – before “the pandemic” proper got going – and the army was injecting them with MULTIPLE VACCINES when individual vaccines had never been tested properly!
    All the above to say THE PREDATORY ELITES are now LOOKING AT AMERICANS they way the Brits looked at starving Irish (1845 great famine), or the East India Tea Company looked at Chinese opium junkees, or the way slave owners looked at slaves – as a DISPOSABLE COMMODITY to be DRUGGED or TERRORIZED in to submission and extracted, extorted out of all their wealth
    As Yoichi Shimatsu wrote – “Welcome to Gaza, USA”
    https://rense.com/general96/commando.html

    • Replies: @Towey
  125. @erzberger

    not sure how exactly one exits Nato, but I doubt it’s a simple “open door” policy. Probably some sort of Brexit on steroids. Neither, of course, is entering Nato, no matter what they say.

    The only solution (for european countries) is to forge alternative alliances at same time they quit Nato. At least while they don’t have an army (preferably collective) worthy of its name.

  126. Anonymous[173] • Disclaimer says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    I wonder why the need to recruit those “walking targets” ?…

    Interesting question. First, you can look at what happened to WW II SOF units that selected their personnel for aggressiveness (Rangers, Paratroops, Marine Raiders, Commandos, etc.) They were equipped as light infantry and sent on missions that were difficult to execute. Roughly summarizing, they did well when they could attack by surprise, closing with the enemy force by attacking through lightly defended terrain, being air dropped in lightly defended areas, and so on. However, when the enemy could deploy prepared and supported infantry, and the SOF found themselves in an infantry slugging match, SOF lost heavily. It turned out that courage really doesn’t work as armor.**
    The one SOF type unit that did well for the entire war was UDT, the USN Frogmen. They had the mission of blowing water deployed obstacles from landing sites, clearing navigation lanes for landing craft. Unlike similar units deployed in the Normandy landings, UDT was not sponsored by political enthusiasts, but rather by Navy planners. Consequently, UDT was given time and resources to accomplish their missions.
    So what?
    So maybe for most situation a force composed of mainly noise makers, firing but not aiming to scare off the enemy, is a useful force. The enemy is kept off by the noise and the sheer danger of advancing into random fire (and the occasional machine gun manned by somebody trying to kill). That would be the “fix” part of “find, fix and kill”. Courage and willingness to advance are fine things, nobody says anything different, but maybe not so very useful when engaged in an intense firefight. Maybe they are useful tools, and, like any tool, can be misused.

    There is a counter-argument to the effect that SLA Marshal’s 25% or so firing to kill is a low number. A possible counter to that is the relative effectiveness of German troops in the two World Wars. As I recall the figures, it took a numerical advantage of 5 to 1 for Imperial Russian troops to prevail against Imperial German troops. In WW II, it was something like 2 or 3 US troops or British troops against 1 Third Reich troop. That’s numbers in about Division sized units during a battle that would have involved both attack and defense. That troop imbalance was systemic and it had some kind of cause. Perhaps SLA’s 25% was a bit higher in Germany units, although it may simply have been better maneuvering or officer corps.

    As to doing better than SLA’s 25% in the Vietnam war, well, there was serious trouble with troop quality in the Vietnam war, and the officer corps didn’t do all that well either (Gabriel and Savage, _Crisis in Command_, 1979). You may remember reading about the draft dodging that was endemic back then; the troops the Army got had often been infected with contempt for the military. There were many brave soldiers, but also more than usual who simply fired their weapons (any weapons) more or less randomly. The “mad minute” doctrine of “recon by fire before resting over night” didn’t help.

    So — as I said earlier — warfare is a brutal affair, and nothing like what the media claims.

    Related:
    At one point in the Odyssey, Odysseus (“Mr. Hate” or “man the gods hated” (see: https://www.jstor.org/stable/265589 )), nickname Ulysses (“Mr. Scar”) as a guest to the rulers of the Phaeacians, inhabitants of an island that hasn’t been at war for so long that those survivors with direct experience have died of old age. The island’s rulers and court have a bard sing to them the songs of warfare, the mass media of the day.

    But to Ulysses, these sorts of things are real; he’s the sole survivor of the Ithica detachment and his (arguably) failed leadership has contributed to losing whatever Ithican youth managed to live through the war. So, the bard sings, tells media war stores, and:

    All this he told, but Ulysses was overcome as he heard him, and his
    cheeks were wet with tears. He wept as a woman weeps when she throws
    herself on the body of her husband who has fallen before his own city
    and people, fighting bravely in defence of his home and children.
    She screams aloud and flings her arms about him as he lies gasping
    for breath and dying, but her enemies beat her from behind about the
    back and shoulders, and carry her off into slavery, to a life of labour
    and sorrow, and the beauty fades from her cheeks- even so piteously
    did Ulysses weep, but none of those present perceived his tears except
    Alcinous, who was sitting near him, and could hear the sobs and sighs
    that he was heaving.

    And that’s about the best impression of the reality behind media war stories. Sometimes I think it’s the reality behind all media stories.

    • Thanks: Towey
    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  127. @Anonymous

    Thank you for the lenghty reply.

    So maybe for most situation a force composed of mainly noise makers, firing but not aiming to scare off the enemy, is a useful force. The enemy is kept off by the noise and the sheer danger of advancing into random fire (and the occasional machine gun manned by somebody trying to kill). That would be the “fix” part of “find, fix and kill”.

    That confirms the impression I got when you talked about those “walking targets”. Not really being used as free exposed targets, but rather working as a whole to create some kind of fire barrage. Not too effective in eliminating the opposing soldiers individually, but effective in allowing for the advance or defending of large areas and army equipment. In the end, what would count mostly is not really the number of losses inflicted but how much terrain and strategic positions one can conquer and secure.

    And you are probably right, that SOF’s just make sense if inserted and working within a larger barrage able to sustain a long line. Those SOF’s would be the punching extensions, protruding here and there, but retreating to safety within the barrage line when its mission is accomplished.

    All this is quite new for me, but perfectly logical if we reflect upon.

    As I recall the figures, it took a numerical advantage of 5 to 1 for Imperial Russian troops to prevail against Imperial German troops. In WW II, it was something like 2 or 3 US troops or British troops against 1 Third Reich troop. That’s numbers in about Division sized units during a battle that would have involved both attack and defense. That troop imbalance was systemic and it had some kind of cause.

    Germans had surely much better management of those mass barrage/SOF’s rapport. So they could have a real advantage with less troops in total.

    And that’s about the best impression of the reality behind media war stories. Sometimes I think it’s the reality behind all media stories.

    Indeed, and most of it just picks the “homely” side, more akin to figure in soap series than in war reports.
    Which is not to say there aren’t lots of real tragedies and sad stories…

  128. @profnasty

    Who started the war in Ukraine?

  129. RestiveUs says:
    @g wiltek

    Totally twisted and wrong.

  130. Towey says:
    @vvvci

    Agree totally! It all started with the legalization of usury at the Protestant Reformation and the privatisation of the issue of the currency with the establishment of the Bank of England and the debt based financial system where interest on fictitious debts is paid with a tax on incomes of real wealth produced by the labor of people.
    Adolf Hitler’s sin was to bypass the central bank to issue his own interest free currency and achieved full employment in the middle of a world economic depression. THAT is why he was popular and had to be destroyed. Gadaffi proposed to mint a new currency based on gold, the dinar. That is why he was assassinated.
    Barren Metal by E M Jones is a good book about the history of usury.

    • Replies: @dogbumbreath
    , @Mefobills
  131. @DevilAdvocate

    I just don’t understand one thing. Even if it’s true there are less and less products America can export, the fact the world still values and uses the dollar to trade many products among them, isn’t that a factor keeping the value of dollar ?

    What do you think American wars, invasions, propaganda, assassinations, coups, etc.. are all about? Hint: it’s not about spreading “democracy”. There are NO scruples when the name of the game is to keep the current uni-polar financial order paramount.

    • Replies: @Towey
  132. Petermx says:
    @erzberger

    I think it might be less complicated than Brexit but you’re probably right that they would not do that. I don’t think they’ll have to. The US is in steep decline (worse than Europe) and NATO will probably break up as it should have many years ago. Europe can create its own defense.

    • Replies: @erzberger
  133. @mulga mumblebrain

    Zelensky is a TV actor who could be delivering his TV broadcasts from Hollywood, Miami or Tel Aviv. You can’t make this up.

  134. Mr Anatta says:
    @profnasty

    Hopefully Russia will invade the rest of Europe also soon and everyone is forced to learn Russian and speaking American becomes a very serious crime punishable by torture and death and speaking English becomes a relatively minor crime of 5 years in prison.

    So,have a,like nice day buddy guy,kinda litterally like and and go Russia!.

  135. @Towey

    Gadaffi proposed to mint a new currency based on gold, the dinar. That is why he was assassinated.

    More than anything, he was assassinated for showing Africans the possibility of escaping Colonialism 2.0 by using technology. Ghadaffi spearheaded the “Great Man Made River” in the late 1960’s. No need to explain the importance of a steady supply of fresh water for any modern nation. By creating the World’s largest irrigation project (1750 miles of pipes and aqueducts) the people of Libya had access to clean fresh water even though most of the country is a desert. The Gold Dinar would have allowed Africans access to credit free from parasitic International Finance (i.e IMF, World Bank).

    When NATO invaded Libya, they bombed the the “Great Man Made River” and plants which made the giant concrete water pipes. This war crime effectively brought Libya back to the stone age. No water, no life.

    http://orwelltoday.com/librivermanmadegaddafi.shtml

    • Agree: HdC, nokangaroos
  136. @DevilAdvocate

    Cutting arbitrarily one of the possible sources and pushing and pressing for the only other viable option (at a much higher cost) is precisely the opposite of what you are defending…

    Instead of presenting an incoherent single sentence based on a dubious and unspecified premise (“only other viable option“), you should have explained exactly what you meant to convey.

    I was defending diversification, which promotes flexibility. The opposite of this is rigid concentration and its associated dependencies. As with an investment portfolio (that tries to minimize risk), which was my analogy, the overall energy mix will also fluctuate over time, depending on what prevailing conditions may be.

    That proves your utter dishonesty.

    No, it proves your utter failure to reason properly.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  137. @Mefobills

    He doesn’t need a purity test, he has already done enough.

    Query whether anything since The Gospels themselves which this clarifies has been as necessary:

    https://michael-hudson.com/2018/08/and-forgive-them-their-debts/

  138. @Mefobills

    Hudson, who very much is the lead intellectual for debt relief, must also know that NSDAP used debt release as a core method for getting the German people back on their feet.

    Below is a case of debt release, in the WEST, done by a major economy. So, the West was not a detour, as Hudson seems to think. But, NAZI economy is not allowed to be studied, or your career is over. Such is the power of the Jew. In the west, whenever a real attempt is made at shaking off the parasite, said parasite fights back and wins. I attribute this winning to democracy, which is a weak form of government.

    Hudson’s work explains the solution to this world’s great problem which you correctly identify.

    That solution is Luke 4;16-30 which his landmark book deciphers.

    Jew hates whitey solely for being the descendant of Christendom.

    It’s the same reason (((their))) ancestors sought to throw Divine Jesus off a cliff the minute He announced He was reinstituting the requirement (((they))) grant debt clean slates every seven years not just to (((their))) tribal fellows but to (((their))) out-group whose usurious debt enslavement is the basis of (((their))) very sustenance.

    • Agree: Mefobills
  139. Towey says:
    @dogbumbreath

    I disagree. It is all about spreading ‘democracy” which is simply our periodic assent to our status as bond slaves. Modern Democracy was introduced on the same day they established the Bank of England so that citizens could not renege the debts contracted in their name by a so-called representative government with private bankers who conjured money out of thin air under the fractional reserve system. Citizens became mere collateral for debt.When usury was a sin and the usurers were marginalised,the refusal to recognise debt was a big problem for the money changers.As was the death or bankruptcy or the debtor. The establishment of the debt based financial system solved their problems in one swoop.
    Under the cynical guise of promoting democracy, every single war and revolution since then has been to impose this nefarious system on the rest of the world. It is no coincidence that after 9/11 the only two countries left in the Middle East without a Rothschild’s controlled central bank are Iran and Syria.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @dogbumbreath
  140. HdC says:
    @eah

    Necessity is the mother of invention.
    Not freezing your tail off in the middle of winter is such a necessity, wouldn’t you agree?

    • Replies: @eah
  141. Mefobills says:
    @Towey

    I disagree. It is all about spreading ‘democracy” which is simply our periodic assent to our status as bond slaves. Modern Democracy was introduced on the same day they established the Bank of England so that citizens could not renege the debts contracted in their name by a so-called representative government with private bankers who conjured money out of thin air under the fractional reserve system. Citizens became mere collateral for debt.

    Nonocracy is a new term to describe modern democracy, which behaves as you describe. At link below is the first implementation of nonocracy, where a people group were debt spread (debt hook thrust into their mouth, without their prior consent).

    AND….. OF COURSE! Our (((friends))) were involved in its creation.

    https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/theyre-coming-to-take-you-away/?showcomments#comment-5153230

    Or, maybe creditocracy as Desai (and Hudson) have deemed it?

    https://www.unz.com/mhudson/beyond-the-dollar/

    The core of all international power structures of the ‘capitalist mode of foreign relations’ (Van der Pijl 2014) lies in the international monetary system – what James Steuart called ‘the money of the world’ in 1767, referring to the means by which countries settle their trade or financial imbalances among one another. The domination the US sought to exert was no different. At its heart lay the dollar-denominated international financial system that we call the Dollar Creditocracy. It has undergirded the dollar’s world role since the early 1970s and its unravelling leads the denouement of US power.

    The “money of the world” is bank credit hypothecated from nothing. This credit is a promis from the future, to then flog the world to pay back the creditors at perpetual interest. The debt instruments are debt spread into a population, and the political system is euphemized as democracy, as if the voters approved of hidden debts.

    The average sheeple person thinks democracy is a wonderful thing, because they get to “vote,” but they have no idea what they are voting for, especially since it is hidden from their view.

    We need new terms because “democracy” invokes warm and fuzzy feelings in people’s breasts, when it should invoke horror.

    Mussolini nationalized the banks in 1926, because the banksters were voting absentee stock, to then swing the market. Investors were being silently robbed through manipulation of prices.

    The “democracies” fought back, and made something good (fascism) as evil.

    Modern “democracy” is only a beard, a ventriloquist dummy for the creditor class.

    Nonocracy? Creditocracy?

    Other terms are Kakistocracy (rule by the worst sort of people).

    Maybe Kleptocracy (government characterized by rampant greed and corruption).

    I’m leaning toward Nonocracy, as if it is the cancelation of democracy, and sort of gets the point home to those who have false warm and fuzzy feelings in their breasts.

    Your thoughts?

  142. @Been_there_done_that

    Instead of presenting an incoherent single sentence based on a dubious and unspecified premise (“only other viable option“), you should have explained exactly what you meant to convey.

    Ok, I shall explain tit by tat because you are (pretending to be ) stupid, or more exactly because you are dishonest and you can’t counter point anything concrete.

    Case 1 – Europe is free to pick either russian gas, or LNG gas from US, or any other alternative source (Middle East, etc) FREELY, as they find more convenient and economical. No restriction imposed on any supplier (that includes obviously Nordstream 2).

    Case 2 – Europe is PROHIBITED of using most of the russian source, especially NS2, and must use mainly LNG american gas, at the price they decide. Or other source which is approved by US.

    Case 3 – ???

    I left case 3 open for you to fill freely, if you want to. But please don’t put there “Greta Thunberg’s farts”…

    I was defending diversification, which promotes flexibility. The opposite of this is rigid concentration and its associated dependencies.

    So now please point me which of the cases above correspond to your idea of diversification and flexibility.

    I am expecting “proper reasoning”, not another of your trolling comments.

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  143. Mefobills says:
    @Towey

    Adolf Hitler’s sin was to bypass the central bank to issue his own interest free currency and achieved full employment in the middle of a world economic depression. THAT is why he was popular and had to be destroyed. Gadaffi proposed to mint a new currency based on gold, the dinar. That is why he was assassinated.

    A quibble since we are zeroing in on the target.

    Hitler’s money wasn’t interest free. IT FLUXED INTEREST OUTWARD, INTO THE ECONOMY.

    Whenever a Mefobills, or Oeffabill was discounted, the holder was PAID INTEREST. The interest was debt free, created from nothing at the Reichsbank. The longer the holder held the bill, the more interest they were paid.

    So, if you modeled the flows, then the interest funded labor, rather than stealing from the mouth of labor.

    The bill system was a form of “credit” which made demands on future productivity. But the credit CHANNELED by virtue of the bills being aimed at industry and production, rather than speculation.

    In other words, the German money system was very sophisticated.

    Irony of Ironies, it was modeled on the bills of credit first used the American Colonies, and which was the real reason for the revolutionary war.

    As I have said many times, Americans are dupes and have false ideas in their noggins about the nature of reality and their history. The parasite won in 1912, and inserted new narrative and control. The revolutionary war was for naught.

    Gadhafi was not only assassinated, he had a bayonet shoved up his rectum. The mammonite/usury creditor class crowd are adjacent to evil.

    • Agree: dogbumbreath
    • Thanks: Towey
  144. @Mefobills

    You are known to me (your public persona here on unz.commenters), you have made at various occasions sensible remarks. Your confirmation on SWIFT matters. Hoaxes need to be declared, to be in the open before they take root. Thanks.

  145. Jon Chance says: • Website

    “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

    – Henry Ford

    “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

    – Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)

    [MORE]

    “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”

    – Thomas Jefferson

    “The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating.”

    – Thomas Jefferson

    “History records that the money-changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.”

    – James Madison

    “If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations.”

    – Andrew Jackson

    “The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity.”

    – Abraham Lincoln

    “Issue of currency should be lodged with the government and be protected from domination by Wall Street. We are opposed to provisions which would place our currency and credit system in private hands.”

    – Theodore Roosevelt

    Despite these warnings, Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. A few years later he wrote:

    “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

    – Woodrow Wilson

    Years later, reflecting on the major banks’ control in Washington, President Franklin Roosevelt paid this indirect praise to his distant predecessor President Andrew Jackson, who had “killed” the 2nd Bank of the US (an earlier type of the Federal Reserve System). After Jackson’s administration the bankers’ influence was gradually restored and increased, culminating in the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. Roosevelt knew this history.

    “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.”

    – Franklin D. Roosevelt (in a letter to Colonel House, dated November 21, 1933)

    The Money Masters – Famous Quotations on Banking – Bill Still

    “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it. The process by which money is created is so simple that the mind is repelled. Where something so important is involved, a deeper mystery seems only decent.”

    – John Kenneth Galbraith

    “But here is the point: If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good, also. It is absurd to say our nation can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the people.”

    – Thomas Edison

    “To put it bluntly, fanatical parasites are stealing over \$30,000/year per citizen from our National Citizens Dividend. Anyone can do the math. Genuine money — such as United States Notes — is simply a representation of sovereign national territory (Location Value Rent). No ‘social services’ are needed from our governments because every citizen is a millionaire and co-owner of the nation’s treasury. Socialism is the billionaires’ best friend. Socialism was invented to save the billionaires’ fraudulent ‘bank’ corporations.”

    – Jon Chance

    • Thanks: annamaria
  146. @Towey

    We are talking about the same thing. I’m just calling it “uni-polar financial order” and referring to “democracy” as Government by the people.

    You are saying “spreading democracy” is a quise for “debt based Private Central Bank” which equals what Mefobills refers to as “Nonocracy”. I agree.

  147. eah says:
    @HdC

    I would, yes — but the question here is whether the Green Party in Germany will agree — since they are now a coalition partner (second to the SPD), the government won’t be able to prolong the life of the remaining reactors (three are still operating, but are scheduled to be decommissioned this year) without the backing of the Greens — but I did see a story today that they are considering it:

    Atomkraft: Habeck prüft Verlängerung der AKW-Laufzeiten – Betreiber winken ab

    Oddly enough, per the story this suggestion is meeting resistance from the energy companies operating the reactors — apparently they want to shut down the reactors as scheduled.

  148. annamaria says:
    @JR Foley

    All one needs to know about the planned unending war against Russia. The Talmudic idiots have been preparing the end of the day in the name of world dominance. https://www.voltairenet.org/article215879.html

    …the Straussians, about whom Westerners know little … are individuals, all Jewish, but by no means representative of either American Jews or of Jewish communities worldwide. They were formed by the German philosopher Leo Strauss, who took refuge in the United States during the rise of Nazism and became a professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago. According to many accounts, he had formed a small group of faithful students to whom he gave oral instruction. There is no written record of this. He explained to them that the only way for the Jews not to fall victim to a new genocide was to form their own dictatorship. … Finally, he taught them discretion and praised the “noble lie”. Although he died in 1973, his student fraternity continued. …

    In 1996, members of the PNAC (including Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser) wrote a study … for Benjamin Netanyahu. This report advocates the elimination of Yasser Arafat, the annexation of the Palestinian territories, a war against Iraq, and the transfer of Palestinians there. …

    Thanks to the 9/11 attacks, Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz installed Admiral Arthur Cebrowski in Donald Rumsfeld’s shadow. … He imposed the strategy of “endless war”: the US armed forces should not win any more wars, but start many of them and keep them going as long as possible. The aim would be to destroy all the political structures of the targeted states in order to ruin these populations and deprive them of any means of defending themselves against the US; a strategy that has been implemented for twenty years in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen…

    • Thanks: Towey
  149. @DevilAdvocate

    So now please point me which of the cases above…

    Your choices are far too limited and have hardly anything to do with my limited comments. Your task, which you cannot meet, would be to present the argument from which one could fairly conclude that I was being dishonest, which is what you claimed.

    • Troll: DevilAdvocate
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  150. @Been_there_done_that

    Why don’t you present yourself just one of your diversificate flexible options supposedly not limited ?
    You can’t even do that, isn’t so ?

    Which proves again your utter dishonesty and trolling.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  151. @DevilAdvocate

    Why don’t you present…?

    You need to prove your accusation (“…precisely the opposite of what you are defending…“) based on the information I had provided before that.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  152. @Been_there_done_that

    You simply don’t have nothing concrete to present, just empty words. Pure demagogy…

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  153. @Mefobills

    I don’t even know what a neo-nazi is.

    I’ve been wondering about that myself.

  154. annamaria says:

    Ziocons’ power in the Ziocons’ Nacified Ukraine: “Volodymyr Zelensky is dancing in heels.”

    • Replies: @Avery
  155. annamaria says:

    The EU Parliament has finally arrived at its true zionized essence:

  156. annamaria says:

    Olaf Scholz, a Chancellor of Germany, is an enthusiastic supporter of the self-proclaimed Nazis in the Ukrainianian government and National Guard. Then why does Germany still keep Ursula Haverbeck in prison? “Since 2004, she has also been the subject of lawsuits and convicted due to her Holocaust denial, which in Germany is a criminal offense.” Germany is now firmly with Nazis, Mr. Olaf Scholz! Free the 94-year-old.

    While Canadian Banderites (progeny of Nazi collaborators) were having regular Nazi Parades and building Nazi memorials under the protection of American and Canadian Zionists, the Zionists were hunting and imprisoning honest historians in WWII.
    https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2018/08/13/shukhevych-monument-canada-oun-upa/
    http://coat.ncf.ca/research/Chomiak-Freeland/C-F_9.htm

    The Canadian Banderites were used by US Ziocons to Nazify Ukraine, hence the ongoing war in Ukraine.

    “Freedom for Europe’s Prisoners of Conscience!” https://www.islam-radio.net/revisionism/english/trials/zundel-irving-germar.htm

    Europe’s best known “thought criminal” is David Irving, an author of numerous books on military history and World War II. … he was arrested during a visit in Austria for the “crime” — committed 16 (!) years earlier — of having referred to “mythical” gas chambers in Auschwitz during talks in the country. Denied bail, he was held until his trial on February 20, 2006, when a court in Vienna sentenced him to three years in prison for his “denial” remarks.

    Ernst Zundel — a German-born publicist, graphic artist and publisher — was arrested at the home in rural eastern Tennessee… He was seized on the pretext that he had missed an interview date with US immigration authorities, even though he had entered the US legally. After being held for two weeks, he was deported to Canada. For two years he was held in solitary confinement as a supposed threat to “national security.” In 2005, Zundel was deported to Germany where he has been held in the Mannheim prison. He was charged with inciting “hatred” by having written or distributed texts that “approve, deny or play down” genocidal actions carried out by Germany’s wartime regime, and which “denigrate the memory of the [Jewish] dead.”

    Born in Germany in 1964, Germar Rudolf began a serious investigation of the “gas chamber” issue while enrolled in a doctoral program at the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics. … After the publication in 1993 of his findings, he was dismissed from the institute, and a court in Stuttgart ruled that his report “denies the systematic mass murder of the Jewish population in gas chambers,” and therefore constitutes “popular incitement,” “incitement to racial hatred,” and “defamation.” In 1996 he was sentenced to 14 months in prison. Rather than serve the sentence, he fled the country, first to England and then to the United States. … he was arrested in Chicago, and a few weeks later was deported to Germany, even though he and his American wife (a US citizen) were parents of a young daughter. Since then he has been serving his “original” 1996 sentence in the Stuttgart prison.
    Other victims:
    – Gaston-Armand Amaudruz in Switzerland
    – Jürgen Graf in Switzerland
    – Jean Plantin in France
    – Georges Theil in France
    – Günter Deckert in Germany
    – Hans Schmidt in Germany
    – Fredrick Toben in Germany
    – Pedro Varela in Spain
    – Siegfried Verbeke in Belgium

    Should not Nuland-Kagan be put in a high-security prison for her collaboration with Nazis in Ukraine? Should not the Straussian group of warmongers be arrested for crimes against humanity? https://www.voltairenet.org/article215879.html

  157. Avery says:
    @annamaria

    Thank God for the Internets (greeting Gee W.)
    If not for that, all this stuff would never be seen by us.

    { “Volodymyr Zelensky is dancing in heels.”}

    Not just dancing in heels: the dance is clearly homoerotic, with uummmm…..grabbing of buttocks, tight leather pants, protruding stuff…..

    Wiki says Volodymyr is married to a woman and has two children.
    Don’t know what to make of it.
    The whole Ukraine theatre is barely believable.

  158. annamaria says:

    Repost from Consortium, comment section: https://consortiumnews.com/2022/03/02/putin-crazy-like-a-fox/:

    I believe the proximate cause was the imminent opening of Nordstream 2, but this takes some explaining. All the US entreaties to Germany to stop its completion and back out of the deal weren’t working. In March ’21 the (coup) Ukraine government passed resolutions and made loud proclamations of their intent to re-take the Donbas and Crimea by military force, US and others began to pour in military equipment, train their forces, etc. Attempted US-fomented color revolutions in Belarus, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. EuroSheild (NATO) drills and preparations. Ukraine govt. moving units and equipment to the LOC at the Donbas (which the western media obediently failed to report.) Increased US build-up of forces and equipment in Poland.

    For the Russians, all the imminent warning signs were there, and so their first mobilization along their border to pre-position their equipment, then a pause and wait and see. The last hurdle to getting the gas flowing in NS2 was the certification process which Germany was proceeding with. Then came the provocations along the LOC in the Donbas by the Ukrainians – increased shelling, sappers, and saboteurs inside the separatist zones, and so Russia decided they could not delay or postpone the inevitable any longer.

    Biden’s first pronouncement upon Putin’s decision to heed the resolutions of the Russian legislature and formally recognize the separatist regions was to declare that NordStream 2 was dead.

    Sounds reasonable. The MIC, oilmen, and Bankers are elated, so far (let them suffer for eternity!). The Jewish Lobby has a lot to explain considering the Kagans’ clan’s direct involvement in the Nazification of Ukraine. Enough of Holobiz poisoning the American children with zionist propaganda.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  159. annamaria says:
    @annamaria

    PS: Germany should release Ursula Heverbeck immediately since, according to the EU Parliament and US Ziocons, Nazism in Ukraine is Good and must be protected by any means. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursula_Haverbeck

    In November 2015, at the age of 87, she [Ursula Heverbeck] was sentenced to ten months’ imprisonment for Holocaust denial. Several additional convictions in the fall of 2016 led to further such sentences. She has unsuccessfully appealed all sentences, since 7 May 2018, she is serving her latest two-year jail sentence after being picked up at her home by German police.

  160. @DevilAdvocate

    Technically speaking, world trade can happen with mere paper tokens, because ultimately the world trade is a multilateral settlement of barters, and dollars, gold coins or bitcoins are only units of accounts to settle the transactions. However, whoever issues these tokens will enjoy enormous advantage – they spend very little effort to create these tokens, but get real world goods and services in exchange for these tokens when they release it for circulation – the Exorbitant Privilege mentioned by Charles-de-Gaulle. So, to answer your questions, yes, world trade can happen in dollars, even after it loses its value; but sooner than later, someone will discover that American FED is scamming them – it spends penny worth of electricity to create dollars, but buys billions of dollars worth of goods with those dollars. Then they will abandon dollars.

    Fiat currencies are worth only as much as their acceptability, and backed by the work of all those people who accept those currencies.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  161. erzberger says:
    @Petermx

    maybe they’ll have a fire sale of their bases when the big crash comes. To get themselves some Rubles

  162. @DevilAdvocate

    …just empty words.

    Now you project your blatant failure to present a logical argument. After your incoherent assertions, limited premises, false allegations, and unproven conclusions, you have chosen to double-down with more nonsense accusations. You have thereby exposed yourself to be a cheap bullshitter, but because there are so many others like that here, it might not even bother you.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  163. @Old Brown Fool

    However, whoever issues these tokens will enjoy enormous advantage – they spend very little effort to create these tokens, but get real world goods and services in exchange for these tokens when they release it for circulation

    Not exactly, because the idea is to release these tokens only to people and organizations (through the banking and lending system) who are going to use them for creating real assets (or supporting this creation). In this way the “worthless” tokens serve just as a means to make appear those assets, which evidently are backed by the work of people.
    When the creation process is finished, the lending is repaid, the tokens are returned to the banking system and “eliminated”. Or rather, they start again the same process.
    Issuing tokens just for consumer spending without a real backing by creation of real assets is a complete deviation of the system, and this will just create problems (inflation, etc).

    the Exorbitant Privilege mentioned by Charles-de-Gaulle

    Today every country who issues fiat currency has the same privilege. It was at the time, the sole privilege of US because then nobody had yet adopted the system.

    Fiat currencies are worth only as much as their acceptability, and backed by the work of all those people who accept those currencies.

    Sure, that’s precisely my point.

  164. @Been_there_done_that

    And you, through your lack of concrete propositions, and your flaming everybody in this forum, you have showed to be just a government paid stooge.
    Why exactly are you here, if not just for creating dissent ?

  165. The leftist media-academia complex oligarchy is in charge. They control public opinion with propaganda. Corporations have no power to speak of.

  166. Our world is ruled by a bunch of lunatics and is sinking into chaos. Nothing is safe or predictable anymore. In every second it wants to convince us that some insidious deity directs the destinies of mankind. When we believe to have grasped a corner of truth, it eludes us again to the same extent like a reluctant virgin.

    Is all this still real, or have I long since found myself in a parallel universe, a clownish version of the former true world? Is the virtual illusory world, which permanently asks us to throw all ideals and values overboard and secure for ourselves only a temporary moment of individual life possibility, perhaps long since the terminal phase of our existence?

    A Jewtube streetshitter named “Sadhguru” claims that people who have a “vocation” are sick and destroy the world. If it’s pointless to put out fires as a firefighter, school children as a teacher, and heal people as a doctor, we should all put on an orange turban and happily shit together in the street. That alone is true wisdom!

  167. @bert33

    It’s up to India. Pakistan and India should split Kashmir… India should agree to the LAC with China to settle the border issue. After that from Russia and Iran in the west all through Central Asia into South and South East Asia would much more easily work with each other… Honestly they wouldn’t need the west. South Korea and Japan would be on the outside looking in since they are US vassals… But that huge Eurasian bloc really wouldn’t need the US and EU…. India and Pakistan are the key…

  168. @matzahballsgonewrong

    Wait – are you claiming Ukranians didn’t support Nazis in WW2????

  169. @Robert Dolan

    Says the shill for the plutocrats and the M.I.C.!

  170. @Charles Martel France

    If you are depending on restaurant meals then there must always be a restaurant nearby that takes your money and has any food to serve. Sufficiency is the opposite of “dependence” and this is key. Either wat Central Europeans are dependent on outside sources of energy to maintain their standard of living.

  171. @Mefobills

    “no real Nazi would be taking orders from a Jewish run hierarchy”

    Why not? They already did 1933-1945

    • Agree: ld
  172. @Mefobills

    Stalin was not the aggressor in WW2, the Axis powers struck first and violently invaded the USSR, which is now Russia again. That is the definition of “aggressor”, and no amount of BS you can spin will change the fact that millions upon millions of people gave their lives and fortunes to the Great Patriotic War.

    You can be “right” in your own mind, but it won’t change anything for the people who must live in the real world. Tell some authentic Russians how it was “really their fault” and they were the “aggressors”, and rightfully get your face stomped.

    Stalin was a single man who spent the war in comfort far behind the lines, just like Hitler. Russians fully understand the Great Patriotic War even when degenerate larping fantasy westerners sit in petroleum funded ease and pontificate about their unreality and how it “trumps” the lives of 200 million people or their very real struggles and sacrifice.

    • Replies: @HdC
  173. @Anon

    Keep on ranting Goyim – You lost , and will continue to lose because you are stupid ….Useless wankers !

  174. ” This is not the politics of U.S. senators and representatives representing their congressional voting districts or states.”

    Realpolitik?

    “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens
    Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page
    Each of four theoretical traditions in the study of American politics—which can be characterized as theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy, Economic-Elite Domination, and two types of interest-group pluralism, Majoritarian Pluralism and Biased Pluralism—offers different predictions about which sets of actors have how much influence over public policy: average citizens; economic elites; and organized interest groups, mass-based or business-oriented. A great deal of empirical research speaks to the policy influence of one or another set of actors, but until recently it has not been possible to test these contrasting theoretical predictions against each other within a single statistical model. We report on an effort to do so, using a unique data set that includes measures of the key variables for 1,779 policy issues. Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism. “
    https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf

  175. @Anon

    Look, look, over here, it’s the ‘wicked’ Jews.
    Don’t look over there at the plutocrats and the M.I.C., there is nothing to see.

  176. @g wiltek

    Operation Paperclip brought German scientific expertise to the US, not government officials who would then somehow guide US foreign policy.

  177. HdC says:
    @simple mind

    Read the books “Germany’s War” by John Wear, “Icebreaker” by Viktor Suvorov, and Stalin’s War.

  178. There is no western “oil and gas complex.” A complex is something that gets specials favours from the state and media, like the education industrial complex, the computer tech complex, or the minority rights complex. Oil and gas is a persecuted old economy sector that faces headwinds in the form of subsidies for renewables, rising taxes, and demonisation by the media and liberal politicians.

    The computer tech sector for example, is Democrat-leaning because the development Internet was largely funded by the US government, and western liberals have an instinctive love of economic economic activity which doesn’t involve emissions or getting your hands dirty.

    No doubt part of the reason for the western media hatred of Putin is because his intervention in Ukraine is highlighting how affluent liberal greenflation is undermining western economies and screwing over the working class.

  179. ChewChow says:

    Same shit, different assholes.

  180. Chew Chow says:
    @Rubicon

    And where, please, is Big Pharma and the Huge Medical/Hospital/Health Industry?
    I would say they are at least as big as the other three oligarchies that Dr. Hudson has mentioned.
    Or am I missing somethin? Sorry to bother.

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