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KATIE HALPER: Professor Michael Hudson, thank you so much for joining us. We’re really excited to have you.

We wanted to start off by asking you if you could provide an overview of what the economics driving this conflict are—and by conflict, I mean the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and, of course, with the rest of the world, or really the conflict between Russia and US, and the economic fallout.

MICHAEL HUDSON: Well, it depends on what side you’re looking at. From the Russian side, I don’t think the economic factors were primary. They were threatened by NATO’s expansion and really a plan to attack the Russian-speaking areas of Ukraine. So, I think Russia’s calculations were simply military. The West’s calculations were quite different.

And if you looked at what the results of the conflict are, you have to assume that everybody was talking about the results [as] were known. They’re very clear. The results are a very large increase in fuel prices, oil, and energy prices, a very large increase in agricultural prices with declining supplies. This will leave most of Africa and Latin America—third-world countries, the Global South—unable to pay their foreign debts, which is going to result either in a massive debt default or it will result in a debt repudiation.

Countries are going to have to choose. Are they going to have to operate their homes without energy, their factories without energy—and energy consumption per capita is directly connected to GDP for the last 150 years. Every chart shows energy use, GDP, and personal income go up together.

So, what are countries going to do when they can’t afford to pay the higher prices for energy? Well, Janet Yellen, who was the Federal Reserve head and [now] the Secretary of the Treasury says, ‘Well, what we’re going to do is use the International Monetary Fund to preserve America’s unipolar hegemony.’ I think she used almost those words. We have to keep American control of the world and we’re going to do it through the IMF. And that means in practice using the IMF to create special drawing rights, which will be sort of like free money, the bulk of which will go to the United States to support its military spending abroad for all of this huge military escalation. And it will enable the IMF to go to countries and say, ‘We will help you pay your debts and not be foreclosed on and get energy, but it’s conditional.’ On usual conditions: you have to lower your wages; you have to pass anti-labor legislation; you have to agree to begin selling off your public domain and privatize.

The energy and food crisis caused by the NATO war against Russia is going to be used as a lever not only to push privatization, largely under control of US investors and banks and financiers, but it’s also going to lock countries into the US orbit all the more, both the Global South and especially Europe.

One casualty is obviously going to be Europe and the euro. The euro has been plunging in value day after day after day, as people realize that it’s lost its export markets in Russia and much of Asia, and now at home, too, because exports require energy to be made. Its costs of imports are going up, especially energy. It’s agreed to use, I think, now \$3 billion to build new port facilities to buy US natural gas—liquified natural gas at three to seven times the price that it’s paying now, which will make it almost impossible for German firms to produce fertilizer to grow crops in Germany. The euro’s plunging.

The largest plunge of all has been the Japanese yen, because Japan imports all of its energy and most of its food and is keeping its interest rates very low in order to support the financial sector. And so, the Japanese economy is being sacrificed and squeezed. And I think this is…you can’t say, ‘Gee, this is an accident.’ This is part of the plan, because now the United States can say, ‘Of course we don’t want your yen to go down so much that your consumers have to pay more. We will, of course, give you SDRs—special drawing rights—and we will give you American aid. But we do want you to rewrite your constitution so that you can have atomic weapons on your soil so that we can fight against China to the last Japanese. Just like we’re doing in Ukraine, let us do it for you.’

And, of course, the Japanese love that. The government loves that idea. They love sacrificing the population, which is what they’ve been doing ever since the Plaza Accord and the Louvre Accord of the 1980s that basically wrecked the Japanese industrial economy from this huge upswing to just a mass shrinkage.

So, those are the economic effects of the war. And in the newspaper, you think the war is all about Ukrainians and NATO fighting Russians, and it’s really a war by the United States to use the NATO-Russia conflict as a means of locking in control over its allies and the whole Western world, and in Janet Yellen’s words, re-establishing American unipolar power.

AARON MATÉ: And do you think that, assuming that this is the US strategy, taking your argument at face value, do you think that this strategy will succeed?

MICHAEL HUDSON: Ultimately, it’ll be self-defeating. And almost every US politician and military speech has the phrase, ‘Gee, we don’t want America to shoot itself.’ And obviously they’re all worried about it. It’s a huge gamble.

ORDER IT NOW

Apparently, the military was not even consulted in the sanctions that were put against Russian energy. And the military wasn’t consulted even on the plans by the State Department and the National Security…the neo-cons that are running the NATO war. And so, obviously, there’s a lot of doubts within the military, but they don’t speak up—that’s not what they do.

It’s amazing that in Europe the only opposition to this is coming from the right wing, people like Marine Le Pen. Not from the left wing. So, the left wing in Europe…I shouldn’t say the left, I should say what is now the right wing, the Social Democratic parties, the Labour Party, those are the parties that are thoroughly behind NATO. And there doesn’t seem to be a political imperative in these countries, except going along with the policy that’s going to squeeze their balance of payments and lock them into dependency on the United States.

So, what seems to be happening if there’s no fight back on the part of Europe? Obviously, if you look at the United Nations vote on whether to come out with a policy against Russia, many countries either abstained or voted against it. So, the big economic result is structural. It means there’s like an iron curtain between the white Western world (Europe and North America) and Eurasia (China, India, and Russia, and their surrounding territories). And if you have China, India and Russia—or what [Halford John] Mackinder called Eurasia, the world core—then, are you going to have the rest of Asia coming along? The question’s going to be, what happens with Taiwan, Japan, and North Korea? They’re pretty much up for grabs. And yet two days ago, the NATO leader, [Jens] Stoltenberg, said NATO has to have a presence in the South China sea, that NATO has to defend Europe in the Pacific, in China. So, you can see the conflict that’s coming there. And I think you also had one of the NATO people—a European politician, negotiator—saying this war cannot be settled economically. It cannot be settled by treaty. It can only be settled militarily.

Well, so then you’re back to, how is the military going to affect the economy? Well, Russia cannot afford to lose, because if it loses, NATO is going to put atomic weapons right in Ukraine, right next to its border, as it wants to do in Latvia and Estonia. And the US, apparently, is taking a position, ‘We can’t lose, because if we lose, Biden won’t be reelected.’ And Biden apparently is now running the military and economic campaign with a view towards how can he be reelected in November [2024]—with the only real variable in the American strategy being the American public itself, which, unfortunately, there’s almost no discussion of what we’re talking about today, except your show, the internet, [The Vineyard of] The Saker and the others. So, everything is up for grabs.

AARON MATÉ: And by the way, if this is Biden thinking, he’s doing so, even though most Americans don’t wake up caring about Ukraine, it’s not their top concern. But there’s a very different attitude inside the White House. Obviously, they do.

So, let me ask you about Russia. Can Russia afford to weather all of this? As we’re speaking, Russia has recently cut off gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria. Let’s say other parts of Europe follow suit and refuse to pay in rubles for gas payments, as Putin has demanded. Can Russia afford to cut off more countries from receiving Russian energy, or is Putin bluffing there, do you think?

MICHAEL HUDSON: No, of course it can afford to cut it off because Russia is pretty much self-contained. It’s how it survived the 1990s and the shock therapy. Any country that could survive the shock therapy, nothing is going to be that serious again. So, it’s already shown that it can survive, 20 years ago, 30 years ago. And it can survive much better than Europe can survive.

AARON MATÉ: Michael, let me push back there. It survived, but the 90s took a very heavy toll on Russia.

MICHAEL HUDSON: Yes, it did. Absolutely.

AARON MATÉ: Are you suggesting that Russia might face that again?

MICHAEL HUDSON: No, I don’t think it’ll be that serious again, because now it has the support of China, India, and other countries. Before it was completely dismantled from within. Now, it’s not dismantled from within. It’s rebuilt; certainly, it’s military. It’s rebuilt enough of its economy and made enough links with other economies who are politically supporting it. Because Biden has said again and again, ‘We’ve got to destroy Russia because if we destroy Russia, we will cut it off in China, and then we can go against China as our real enemy.’ So, we’ve got to cut up the world potentially opposing us, first Russia and then China, maybe India, too. And he’s been very explicit in this, so you can imagine where this leaves China and India. India has already said, ‘Well, look, we’re economically linked to Russia. We’re going to continue to link.’

Russia’s foreign reserves were stolen in the West. It’s going to basically work with China to create some kind of mutual currency swaps like United States arranges with Europe and other countries—currency swaps so that they can hold each other’s currency. And China knows that, ultimately, it will be repaid through a new pipeline to deliver gas to China. So, I think a decision has been made in Russia that it’s decoupling with the West. Certainly, decoupling from Europe, decoupling from the United States, except for marginal trade, and [from] reorienting itself towards the West because it can’t afford to deal on these terms anymore.

So, yes, it’s going to be painful. But I think the Russian people, who get a very different report of the war and the violence and terrorism that’s going on than the American press [gives], the Russians seem to be 80% behind Putin. It’s not like it was in the 90s when they were utterly demoralized.

ORDER IT NOW

The military fighting is not going to end this year or next year. It’s going to take at least 30 years. And it will end probably with a split between Europe and the West on the one hand and Eurasia on the other hand, with more and more of Africa and South America linking itself to the Eurasian economy as Europe and the American economies shrink.

Almost everyone sees shrinkage. I think President Xi of China said the other day, he sees that the American economy is shrinking, and certainly the European economy is shrinking, for a decade or as long as it continues the neoliberal course. And I think that’s pretty obvious—it’s going to shrink. And Xi also said that’s because a centrally planned economy, which they call socialism or Marxism with Chinese characteristics, is more efficient than democracy, because democracy really turns into oligarchy very quickly, and the oligarchy turns into a hereditary aristocracy.

And the West is not a democracy anymore. The West is turning into a hereditary aristocracy. And the Chinese are trying to prevent the financial class from becoming an independent class, pursuing policies that impoverish labor, because for them banking and credit is still a public utility. That’s the most important sector to be [saved] in China, and that’s what makes China so different from the United States. You could say that bankers and Wall Street are the central planners of the US, and their central planning is in favor of the finance, insurance, and real estate sector, and bankers are in charge of China through the Treasury, which is run by party officials that are not seeking to make capital gains for wealthy families but are using finance to build up their industry and infrastructure and make themselves independent of the West, so that America can never do to China what it did to Russia.

AARON MATÉ: And if you were to predict the first places where we’re going to see a major fallout, major unrest as a result of higher commodity prices due to this war on Ukraine, where will it be?

MICHAEL HUDSON: I would say Latin America, Africa, third-world countries that have followed World Bank policy for the last 70 years and not produced their own food, but produce the export crops, so they’re dependent on importing food, primarily American grain and importing American energy. And probably the central economic game of the NATO war against Russia was to reconcentrate control of the world energy trade in the hands of American, English, and Dutch oil companies.

So, basically the oil companies and the US are going to let the third-world countries go into a crisis. If they default on their bonds, then the United States and the bondholders get to treat Latin America like they treated Argentina or Venezuela and grab whatever assets they have outside of their country. Like Venezuela had investments in the United States and gold that it left in the Bank of England that were grabbed.

There’s going to be a huge asset grab. That is supposed to be how this unfolds, and the most obvious assets to the grabbed are going to be in Latin America and Africa. Maybe some Asian deficit countries. So, this is the weakest link, and that’s why there’s this fight within the IMF at the upcoming meetings, to create these special drawing rights to give them money on the condition that there is a class war.

So, what we’re seeing, really, isn’t a war between NATO and Russia. It’s a class war of the neoliberals against labor across the world to establish the power of finance over labor.

AARON MATÉ: And so, do you think that there’s a threat of an even worse hunger crisis in this world, one that we’re not talking about and should be preparing for it?

MICHAEL HUDSON: A threat? That’s the objective! Yes, of course. That’s what they’re aiming at. If you read what Klaus Schwab says at the World Economic Forum, he said there are 20 percent too many people in the world, especially in the Global South. This is what all the big foundations are for. The billionaires, they all say, ‘We’ve got to thin out the population, there’s too many consumers that don’t produce enough wealth for us.’ If they produce wealth for themselves, that doesn’t count because that’s not for us and we don’t get it. So, yes, that’s not going to be an accident. Obviously, anyone who looks at the basic economic trends can see that this is inevitable—and you have to assume that this was discussed as part of the whole big neoliberal plan of the Biden administration and the Deep State behind it.

KATIE HALPER: How different is this from what we saw with Trump, how continuous, or how much of an aberration do we have between the different administrations?

MICHAEL HUDSON: It’s pretty much the same. The same groups are still in control. Trump was going to appoint that general who was going to basically clean out the State Department and the CIA, but his son-in-law convinced them not to appoint this person. And Trump didn’t have anyone in his administration able to close down this whole neocon group there. So, basically, he let them destroy, essentially. They just ignored what he did. He wanted to withdraw troops from Syria and the Army just refused to withdraw the troops. Nobody followed his orders. So, he was an aberration politically, but the presidency of the US these days is pretty much a figurehead for the Deep State behind it. So, I don’t think there’s that much difference. The Republicans are as much behind this plan as the Democrats.

ORDER IT NOW

AARON MATÉ: Let me ask you about the economic toll on Ukraine from this conflict, and not just from Russia’s invasion, but the last eight years since the US-backed coup. And maybe we can start with what happened in the fall of 2013, because the conventional story that we get told a lot in the US is that basically this whole crisis began when Ukraine was in talks with the EU under Yanukovych, the ousted president. And Yanukovych was going to sign this agreement with the EU and that’s what most Ukrainians wanted. It would have brought liberty to Ukraine, and then Russia basically sabotaged it and ordered him not to. And that’s when Ukrainians came out to protest…

KATIE HALPER: This is not…you’re not saying this, Aaron, right? You’re saying this is the mainstream narrative that we’ve been fed.

AARON MATÉ: Yes, this is the mainstream narrative that we’ve been fed. And so that’s when Ukrainians came out to protest with the Maidan revolution, as it’s called, and that’s what led to the coup in February of 2014 that ousted Yanukovych.

Can you talk about what that narrative gets wrong, especially the actual terms of the agreements that Yanukovych was being asked to sign by the EU and what that would’ve meant for Ukraine?

MICHAEL HUDSON: Well, Russia couldn’t really tell Yanukovych what to do. Yanukovych was always independent. Russia offered a better deal, and Yanukovych said the deal that the EU was offering would make it much poorer than the continuation of the relationships that it had with Russia, which, after all, were its traditional relationships. So, Yanukovych didn’t sign the EU deals. And at that point, it wasn’t the Ukrainians that protested. It was a neo-Nazi group that was positioned in…that set itself up with snipers all around Maidan square, and it was the Nazi group that began firing on the policemen to make it appear as if it were the government, and to fire on the general crowd. So, basically, the coup was sponsored by the United States who put in the officials that were designated by Ms. Nuland, and the Ukrainians had hoped that somehow joining the EU would make them prosperous. Well, that’s the myth that Europe had, that if it would only take US advice, it would end up as prosperous with as many consumer goods as the United States. And it was all a myth.

But when Yanukovych’s board looked at it, they said, ‘Well, we’re not going to make money this way, basically.’ And the kleptocrats who were running Ukraine at that time…the Ukrainians weren’t running Ukraine. It was considered by the World Bank, every agency, to be the most corrupt country in Europe, and the kleptocrats thought, ‘Wait a minute. If we sign that then the Europeans are going to take over our property and they’re going to want to buy us out, and we’re going to end up with some yachts and some real estate in England like the Russians. But it’s really going to be a giveaway.’ So, they were certainly behind Yanukovych, saying, ‘This is not a good deal with this.’

That’s when the US decided that it needed a coup, and even at that time it wanted…it realized that it had the idea of long-term fighting against Russia as the first domino to fall in the fight against China. That was already in the discussion already at that time in 2014.

AARON MATÉ: Right. Carl Gershman is the former head of the National Endowment for Democracy. He called Ukraine, quote, “The biggest prize,” and what he saw as a struggle against Russia, he thought that actually bringing Ukraine into the Western orbit would actually lead to regime change even in Russia, and lead to Vladimir Putin’s downfall.

MICHAEL HUDSON: Well, he was a Trotskyist, a neocon, and a virulent Russia-hater.

KATIE HALPER: An example of that great Trotskyist-to-neocon trajectory that we see so much.

MICHAEL HUDSON: Yeah.

AARON MATÉ: One small point though. I think the protest that happened initially against Yanukovych, I think that was actually a large mass of people. That wasn’t neo-Nazi. I think the neo-Nazi…

MICHAEL HUDSON: Right. But they didn’t do the coup. They weren’t behind the coup.

AARON MATÉ: The coup was definitely the far-right, as they’ve even taken credit for—as they even take credit for, openly.

You mentioned the kleptocrats in Russia. Let me ask you about that. What is the real state of the oligarchy in Russia? We hear in the US constantly about the Russian oligarchs, and they’re sort of blamed for all the world’s ills. What is the actual reality of Russian oligarchs? How has that evolved under Putin? This oligarch class was obviously created under [Boris] Yeltsin with the advice of US technocrats who came in. What is the actual power of the oligarchs in Russia now, and their relationship with Vladimir Putin?

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  1. I don’t know if you monitor this yourself Professor Hudson, but I thought it a rather lowbrow act by Katie Halper to hide the rest of your interview behind a paywall while leaving much other content up and available.
    It appears to be an action of using your gravitas and credibility—I am always “all ears” whenever your take on world matters is being discussed—for Halper’s personal profit. If I wanted to get my news from Halper on a regular basis, if I found her presentation consistently amenable to my values, well, I’d have long-since signed up.
    As it is, I DO fund many other indy journalists including Aaron Maté her co-host, and Max Blumenthal, Matt Taibbi (her former co-host) among another dozen or so across the political/cultural spectrum.
    I just wanted to document my disappointment in feeling I was being extorted to “take it or leave it” with a compulsory subscription when it came to missing out on what else you had to say.

  2. Wokechoke says:
    @David from Alaska

    Girl gotta eat too.

    • Agree: Biff, Decoy
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    , @Mike Tre
  3. Cookie says:

    The food crisis in Africa and Latin America will also achieve another goal of the “elite” and the Globalists, the movement of vast swathes of the third world into the first turning the white “blotting paper” into a mess.

    This with remove the uniqueness of individual ethnic groups and languages turning humanity into a homogenized group of predictable thinkers that can be easily manipulated.

    • Agree: White Noise
  4. Exile says:

    Replace “neo” with “Jewish.”

    The neocon Maidan coup was no more about fascism than America’s neocon invasion of Iraq was about democracy. Neoliberalism in Europe is about Zionist money power and Zionist cultural deconstruction to create operating space for Jewish subversion.

    There is nothing “far Right” or “Nazi” about Zelensky’s Jewish puppet state.

    Trying to describe these events through the right-left lens or relate them to political labels from the 1940’s or even the 1980’s just confuses the issue needlessly.

  5. Well, to answer David, I didn’t realize that some part would be hidden, or that I would not get a transcript of the whole interview.
    I have done interviews with Aaron Mate for years (on other sites), so the “new” rules were indeed new to me.
    But this part of the interview has my overall analysis. The rest was largely chit-chat.

  6. @David from Alaska

    Here’s a simple breakdown. From all indications both Mate’ and Blumenthal are universalist, noble Jews. But Halper? Noble? Not likely. “Chosen”? To judge from the name.

  7. So it comes down, economically and geopolitically, to Russia and their “Good Tsar” standing up against globalist meta-capital and their never ending quest to own all the planet’s energy and other vital resources. The agenda is a combination of eternal greed and infernal power.

    In essence, V.V. Putin is the metaphorical white knight, who has carefully rebuilt the Russian economy and even more so their military to the point where when the Empire of Lies obliged their Kiev puppet regime into mounting an intended massacre and probable genocide against the ethnic Russian majority in the Donbass region; Putin discarded the gentlemanly gloves and came out with the bare fists against the cat’s paw of the evil ones, those poor hapless, deluded Ukrainians.

    One can only feel sorry for those bewildered young Ukie conscripts in their cauldron trenches who are on a 24-7 basis facing artillery and rocket barrages which are driving them crazy with despair and desperation. Meanwhile, their commanders are ordering them to hold their lines…and then abandoning them to their fates. Then there are those UkiNazis and terminally deluded “Nationalists” who are there to shoot in the back those who would surrender in order to save their lives against certain destruction.

    The war has become a chaotic madhouse. It is all on the City of London and Wall \$treet bank\$ters who are perfectly delighted to fight Russia to the destruction of Ukraine.

    If matters get too bogged down, Russia should give serious consideration to dispatching a non-nuclear hypersonic missile, precisely targeting the Rottenchild Crime Clan bank in City of London. The lesson is becoming much overdue.

    No nukes necessary. Those hypersonic are a game-changer.

  8. aandrews says:


    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/russia-returning-gold-standard-china-next

    So there you have it. The Russian Government is actively working on creating a gold and commodity backed Russian ruble with intrinsic value which is outside the orbit of the US dollar.

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    , @Agent76
    , @Mefobills
  9. @Michael Hudson

    We will take that portion of you that we are able to get

    Thanks

    I was born in the USSR

    At the time that was called Russia

    Also I was born in Moscow Russia
    At the time that meant I was part of the largest country in the world, no longer…

    Ukraine was part of that country.

    I agree generally with your assess

    Thank you again. For your valuable insights

    What are your thoughts on the scamdemic? Bodily sovereignty ?
    The supreme Court leak? Any hope for the reform of the empire of sorrow , lies , and murder?

    Russia looks better every day, although I lost my native tongue

    America destroys the heart and soul, sadly

    Regards

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    , @JM
  10. RobinG says:

    Neocon sociopaths also encouraged all sort of rabble to join the fascist NATO assault on Donbas.

    The prosecutor’s office of the DPR charged the mercenaries from the UK with a number of serious crimes committed by them. And under the laws of the Republic, they face the death penalty.

    They (mercenaries) are not included in the categories of persons listed in Article 4 of Section I of the “Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War of August 12, 1949, as amended and supplemented”, to which this Convention applies. Moreover, mercenarism has been recognized as a “military crime” and international bodies are prosecuting mercenaries in court.

    • Thanks: Olivier1973
  11. Eudion2 says:

    It seems that China is mentioned almost as an aside here, but it’s actually key. China’s GDP is already greater than the US and may soon exceed the US and EU combined. To continue with any hope of world domination, the US must bring China to heel.

    The only way to do that is to remove China from its source of raw materials. And that is primarily Russia.

    But Russia cant be destroyed militarily because of its huge nuke arsenal. Russia must be brought into the western orbit and turned against China by regime change.

    This is to be done by drawing Russia into a Vietnam-like quagmire in Ukraine, which it is believed will strain Russia economically and bleed Putin of popular support as the death toll mounts.

    Thus Ukraine is really about getting rid of China, just as Ron Unz has pointed out that COVID was a covert attempt to destabilize China.

    Whatever happens next, remember it’s really about bringing down China.

  12. “Ukraine was considered by the World Bank, every agency, to be the most corrupt country in Europe”
    .
    That sounds about right considering all the ZioNazi’s running it. One peak at the west and you’ll see how GlobalHomoZioBIGsRxMIC3BLM PIGs have all joined in unison to destroy everything man and woman.

    Ziolensky stated he wants the Ukraine to be a large Israel.

    That will happen as soon as Ukraine’s assets are secured and pro Russian Ukrainians have been killed or escaped.

    Then Russia decided it had enough NATO/FUKUS bs, and now here we are watching the beginnings of wwIII aka endless war 10.0 VX with nukes on standby.

  13. RobinG says:
    @aandrews

    Dollar PLUMMETS after Putin signs decree on Russia’s tit-for-tat sanctions – Inside Russia Report And a great pinned comment.

    • Thanks: Agent76
  14. antibeast says:

    what we’re seeing, really, isn’t a war between NATO and Russia. It’s a class war of the neoliberals against labor across the world to establish the power of finance over.

    The Ukrainian war is not about NATO and Russia but all about the USA and the EU. Specifically, it’s about preventing the EU from forming its own Army as proposed by Macron who called NATO ‘brain-dead’. An EU Army makes NATO ‘obsolete’ as described by Trump who wanted to withdraw the US military from Europe. Once Trump lost the US elections, the US Deep State had to react fast by instigating another Ukraine Crisis after the Maidan Revolution in order to preempt the economic integration of the EU with Russia following the completion of the NS2 pipeline. Everything else is secondary to the primary goal of enforcing US military dominance and political control over Europe by expanding NATO against Russia. Cutting off the EU from Russian oil&gas suppliers also benefits US oil&gas suppliers to the detriment of German industry and the EU economy, preventing the Petroeuro from supplanting the Petrodollar. The Ukrainian War also induces more defense spending by NATO member-states to buy overpriced US-made weapons systems from the USA.

    It’s a war of the US-led NATO and its Petrodollar against the EU and its Petroeuro.

  15. Historians cite the effects of the 1905 Russo-Japanese war and the WWI as causing the 1917 revolution. The brutality of Stalinism was built on the foundation of Lenin’s ideas. The corpse of this creature is still lying in the central square, next to the eternal flame, and he has millions of admirers from Korea to Cuba.

    Democracy has been taking baby steps in Russia. Instead of helping it grow, the actions of the West threaten to derail and reverse it. Because great nations do not like to lose wars, to suffer the humiliation of defeat, and they will take extraordinarily crazy measures to avenge or prevent a repeat. The Americans trained, armed, financed and unleashed jihadists to avenge the Vietnam loss. It seems the powers that be decided to ruin Russia if they cannot loot and plunder her natural resources. Or they are trying to convince the ordinary citizens that they had it so good under Leninism, so that they (the powers that be) could go back to their favorite role of casting themselves as “defenders of democracy and freedom against the Red Rooskees.”

    Please stop gambling with the destinies of hundreds of millions of human beings. Live and let live. War is hell. Please stop it immediately.

  16. Anonymous[197] • Disclaimer says:
    @Grasshopper Kaplan

    America destroys the heart and soul, sadly

    Yep. Roach motel: they check in but they don’t check out, and after a few generations all traces are gone. It’s another fact that everybody knows, but nobody talks about. Maybe we’ll get something different after the current reorganization.

  17. JM says:
    @Wokechoke

    You’ve missed the point. In the case of this posting, she’s leveraging not only off the capital of Hudson, but more importantly, Ron Unz.

  18. JM says:
    @Exile

    All true, except I’d simply call it the Money Power, Finance Capital which leads the rest, largely in a grab for Russia’s huge natural resources, something that has been unabated for 100 years. This has an ethnic character arising from the history of Capitalism, which is now in the phase, not just of Monopoly-Finance Capital but perhaps as near to a real world domination of a “single” Global Cartel as it will ever get.

    Ukraine’s “Nazis” are lumpenproletarians -for-hire and their regalia and symbolism, indeed their informal connections with a wing of the Alt-Right are mere covers for this real identity. After all, the National Socialists had a highly constructive (and most successful) program that captured the free imagination of a majority (an increasing majority) of a whole nation, the culturally most advanced in Europe. The soon-to-be-rabble that make up the Ukrainian “Nazis” are destroyers, guns-for-hire. The National Socialists are gone, but it is beyond reason that they would support the Neo-Con subversion of Russia today.

    War propaganda by its very essence is devoid of social-scientific criteria. Putin, uses the epithet for domestic and western consumption: at home it conjure up images of their huge wartime (WWII) sacrifices; for westerners, Hollywood fake images. And of course the Western Globalist Left loves this bullshit having supped off it since the 1960’s and earlier.

    • Agree: Curmudgeon
    • Thanks: nokangaroos
    • Replies: @Mefobills
  19. Phil4Phil says:

    Prof. Hudson certainly presents a bleak economic picture of the U.S. and the E.U. — which is why I think the Deep State plan is something other than economic decline, but the containment of China through control of Russia. Look how neatly a first strike against Russia fits in here.

    Putin is now more than an enemy, he’s Lex Luthor. So the public will approve if a couple of well-placed American tactical nukes eliminate him and the essential tactical command centers. Sure, there’ll be a Russian response, but as back in the 1960s, the Pentagon thinks American casualties will be sufficiently low. Here’s the full argument:

    https://www.opednews.com/articles/Is-America-Planning-a-Firs-by-Philip-Kraske-American-Empire_American-Foreign-Policy-220426-38.html

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  20. Anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:
    @Exile

    Exactly! In an honest world the headlines would reflect those that were printed in 1933 but instead of Germany would say:

    WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS DECLARES WAR ON RUSSIA!

    subhead:

    JEWS DEMAND INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT AGAINST ALL THINGS RUSSIAN
    “We will starve Russia into submission,” Jews declared, “just as we did to Ukraine in 1932!”

    sub-subhead:

    GOYIM CALLED ON TO FIGHT & PAY FOR THE WAR

    • LOL: JM, White Noise
    • Replies: @profnasty
  21. Z-man says:

    Trump was right about RUSSIA!
    We should repair relations with ‘Her’ as soon as possible. However, it will take revolution here to accomplish that. The anti Christ power base must be defeated.
    That might bring on ‘The End of Times’ or a nuclear catastrophe. I will hope for the best outcome.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  22. Anon[264] • Disclaimer says:

    If ; Biden = Andropov
    And;,Kamala = Chernenko
    Then; WHO = Ceaucesceu

    BoJo ? Trudeau ? Macron ?

  23. JM says:
    @Eudion2

    It was the “US”…Wall Street/US Monopoly-Finance Capitalists that CREATED China by the Institutional changes that – forced – all nations to shed their protected industries/markets and permit the cheap labor imports from (Western technology based or transported) Chinese factories. There have been rebuttals after the fruits of this conspiracy started to roll in, as one would expect from any self respecting nation, let alone one led by the highly group cohesive Han chauvinists.

    If they have shifted away from basic support for this project (like the claimed shift of the Tribe away from gloatingly and triumphantly gormandizing Chinee foo) then it should be documented, materially, in a serious way, rather than a light-headed shift to a new reality. As I see it, this has not been done.

    It could equally be argued that the present war is about the further de-industrialization of the Western nation in the form of their industrial crowning glory – Germany. The Soros (agent of Finance Capital and its Global Cartel) connected Green policies, forced on all parties, along with the sanctions and their – INEVITABLE – retaliations by Russia. On the latter, China comes into it as a beneficiary at the expense of Europe, above all Germany, something that would mean a further shift of German industry into China.

    BTW, whatever the illusions, Ukraine is nothing like Vietnam, has NONE of its resilience. Vietnam fought a struggle from 1939 (and earlier) till final victory 35 years’ later. They did so because they had somewhere to go: the Communists had something to promise beyond precious independence: and that was land for the tillers. The Ukraine puppets and their sponsors have only further pillage to offer.

    On Covid: that hypothesis is preposterous, Chinese “culpability” having waxed and waned both in their Mass Media as well as in the public imagination: they aren’t so incompetent as that. The scope of the conspiracy involved in the Covid Hoax (for which the Unz hypothesis is an attempted negation) goes deeply into the rights of the citizens of the world (Chinese included – and perceived if the latest protests in Shanghai indicate) and the stepping up of the neutralizing of all opposition.

  24. Spanky says:
    @Eudion2

    This [Russian regime change] is to be done by drawing Russia into a Vietnam-like quagmire in Ukraine, which it is believed will strain Russia economically and bleed Putin of popular support as the death toll mounts. — Eudion2

    Today, Clearview AI’s technology is used by over 3,100 U.S. law enforcement agencies, as well as the U.S. Postal Service. In Ukraine, it is being used as a weapon of war. The company has offered its tools free of charge to the Ukrainian government, which is using them to identify dead and living Russian soldiers and then contact their mothers.

    …the fact that Ukraine is not using Clearview AI to identify dead Ukrainians, which suggests that we are witnessing the use of facial recognition technology for psychological warfare, not identification. Some people will be fine with the implications of this: if Russian mothers have to receive disturbing photos of their dead sons, so be it. — Stephanie Hare

    Your Face Is Now A Weapon Of War

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/your-face-now-weapon-war

  25. JM says:
    @Grasshopper Kaplan

    What an interesting assessment. I understand where you are coming from. They should have reformed gradually and retained what was best of the old order. Of course the clamor and outside pressure was near-hysterical.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  26. profnasty says:
    @Anonymous

    Everybody talks about the weather.
    Nobody does anything about it.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • LOL: JM
    • Replies: @Brutusk
  27. profnasty says:

    What’s that sound I hear?
    It sounds like Unz readers rushing out to buy finance and oil stocks.

    Eat dead babies much?

  28. The military fighting is not going to end this year or next year. It’s going to take at least 30 years.

    Nobody has that kind of long-lasting patience. Already there are reports of a speedier approach:

    Tahrir News
    May 3, 2022

    Dissatisfied generals join FSB to overthrow Putin and end war in Ukraine

    There are rumors in Moscow that a number of former KGB generals and officials are preparing to overthrow Russian President Vladimir Putin and end the war in Ukraine, which is increasingly a mistake and economic catastrophe.

    In the past century there have been numerous plans to change leaders that had become unpopular among rival interests; here are ten examples:

    • Mussolini Plan – Mob strangulation and hanging by piano wire at public square
    • Hitler Plan – Murder of double character faking suicide and escape to South America
    • Kennedy Plan – Secretive false flag operation with multiple high-power rifles
    • Sadat Plan – Shooting by army officers at public military parade
    • Gandhi Plan – Assassination by bodyguards at close range
    • Ceaușescu Plan – Shooting by army after spontaneous trial
    • Hussein Plan – Hanging by rope
    • Arafat Plan – Slow death in hospital clinic after poisoning with polonium
    • Sharon Plan – Induced incapacitation and months on artificial ventilator
    • Gaddafi Plan – Stabbed and shot body thrown off moving pickup truck

    There is talk about Putin having a cancer operation very soon; also there is a big military parade next Monday.

    So, basically, the coup was sponsored by the United States who put in the officials that were designated by Ms. Nuland, and the Ukrainians had hoped that somehow joining the EU would make them prosperous.

    It is unfortunate that somebody who ought to know better would repeat the egregiously incorrect Russian propaganda narrative about Nuland having designated officials in a coup orchestrated by the US. Instead of repeating the actual facts, I will refer here to a summary that I wrote two days ago (May 2, 2022 at 10:54 am GMT), in just two paragraphs:

    https://www.unz.com/article/the-ukraine-debacle/#comment-5320080

    …the Ukrainians weren’t running Ukraine. It was considered by the World Bank, every agency, to be the most corrupt country in Europe, and the kleptocrats thought, ‘Wait a minute.

    This comment shows that the premise and motivation for the popular demonstrations, from the perspective of the average people, was obvious. In the long run Russia did not really offer Ukraine a better deal than the EU because stronger dependency on Russia would have perpetuated the corruption that the population was fed up with. Entering into a closer relationship with the EU would have required taking measures against corruption. There was therefore no reason for the US to instigate some kind of coup because the majority, with help from the EU and the parliament, managed to bring about a transformation, as I described in the link above.

  29. @Eudion2

    As Russia has effectually demolished Ukraine’s military infrastructure and transportation nexus; there is little chance that their tattered army will be able to hold out much past the inevitable destruction of their best units, those forces which had been lined up to destroy the Donbass patriots. At present, the op is a matter of grinding down—attrition. Currently, those immobilized units are heavily demoralized.

    Once the Donbass front is taken down, the next step is the Odessa region, where the Ukies have largely run out of capable reserve forces. Odessa front will not be capable of defending against a full-out assault up to the Transnistrian border. It’s reasonably logical to project that the entire Ukie infrastructure will collapse by July.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  30. @Phil4Phil

    It’s not probable that the Russians are so naive as to have no bug-out system well worked-out for their political leadership and higher military infrastructure. That nation has long developed a deep underground civil defense system for most urban areas. It is not impossible that like the U\$\$A, they have also developed underground transit systems between primary nodal points.

    The cooler heads in the Pentagon and possibly among the second-rankers in the Agency and the NSA are fully aware of the discrepancy between the probable survival rate in Russia versus that of the Empire of Lies.

    They damned well know that Russia’s current and into the moderately near future, full monopoly in hypersonic weaponry is quite capable of bringing down the entire U.\$. infrastructure by means of a handful of EMP bursts in the ionosphere, which would destroy the electrical grid right across the fruited plains. Urban areas would be massive death-traps if all the lights went out. Survival rates in rural America would be modest to moderate.

    Should the terminally deluded hotheads in the maladministration attempt to push the red-button; it is not improbable that a military action within the Di\$trict of Corruption would be rapid and unstoppable. Some of the brown-nose four-stars would need to be detained for rigorous questioning, as all too many of them are the chosen pets of the Obaminables.

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
  31. @Been_there_done_that

    Typical disinformation bullshit by Done-There. Pilpul Pusher works diligently for that paycheck; twisting and bending factoids to attempt to somewhat resemble reality. Inversion and pretzel-logic is his forte’. Presumably, he is well paid for those efforts as he has long studied the peregrinations of Edward Bernays and his most devoted student/acolyte, Josef Goebbels.

  32. China and Russia should tell every developing nation to just refuse to pay their debts to the US, and offer them military and economic support to weather the fallout.

    The response would be “but the US can just seize all their assets held in the US!” Sure they can, but that can go both ways. The property of individual Americans and the property of American companies can be seized in retaliation.

    “You seized our gold? Okay, we’ll seize every McDonalds, Starbucks, Club Med and tropical vacation home until we get our gold back.”

    Wouldn’t it be a glorious day for humanity if the entire world told the US and its puppets to fuck off.

  33. @emerging majority

    There’s a lot of psychology involved. Before this operation there was talk of Russia getting to Kiev in a week or two but they did it on two days. Perhaps there was a plan just to encircle the city while some conspirators in Kiev carried out a coup but maybe it was these conspirators who failed.

    So now Russia is going slow but steadily destroying more and more of Ukraine’s infrastructure and killing and capturing more and more of its soldiers perhaps hoping that as things get worse for Ukrainians they may stop believing Zalensky’s and Western lies and start blaming them for the situation. We’ll see if that works out. Russia is definitely going easy with the Ukrainians. If some others get involved then maybe it won’t show those others such consideration but simply just obliterate their entire troop formations.

    I also suspect a lot more Westerners are being killed than is being reported. Probably some are stripped of their identification documents before, or after their deaths. Western passports could be worth something on the black market, especially in a country where so many want to get out.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  34. … which is going to result either in a massive debt default or it will result in a debt repudiation …

    It is long past time for Africa/las Americas and the rest of the world to repudiate “debts” to the moneychangers. Way past time.

    The Global South has had its leaders removed/assassinated by the Money Power and “elections” manipulated, tactics also used in the west.
    Payback is overdue, not just in “debt” repudiation.

    With the now visible faltering of the west, this begins to look feasible.
    We all know who/where is the head of the snake.
    Half a dozen/ten precision hypersonic strikes would do it.
    No need for nuclear to waste innocent lives.

  35. Petermx says:

    “Sociopath Neocons Sacrifice Ukrainians” Not surprising at all. Ever since the end of the WW II, Jews and their American underlings called Ukrainians “NAZIS” because after Jewish-Bolsheviks murdered tens of millions of Ukrainians and others, many victims of Judeo-Bolshevism joined their German saviors to fight for their lives. Today, those people who decided to fight alongside the Germans instead of let themselves be murdered like their countrymen are called “NAZIS” by Jews and their wartime collaborators, the Americans and British. John Demyanyuk was only one of the Ukrainians that was persecuted by Americans and Jews for opposing the Jewish murderers. Only a Ukrainian government run by Jews or Ukrainians stupid enough to think that people that regularly called them “NAZIS” for decades were there to help them would have let Ukraine get into the situation it is in now. The USA only supports Ukraine and fights Russia to further Jewish power in both. The fast declining American empire’s most powerful leaders don’t call Israel “our greatest ally” for any other reason than being under the Jewish thumb, as is their government that calls Ukrainians “NAZIS” while claiming to be on their side.

  36. @David from Alaska

    Oh pleaze! u tube vids have 0 credibility

    • Replies: @aandrews
  37. @Johnny Smoggins

    “China and Russia should tell every developing nation to just refuse to pay their debts to the US, and offer them military and economic support to weather the fallout.”

    If the developing nations are encouraged to not honor their obligations then US can use the same to dishonor the IOUs, to the tune of trillions, held by China.

    And conventional weapons would not measure up to the US might so it would be a waste to arm those nations because they would be destroyed in the end unless Russia and China supply them with nuclear ones, in which case those nations might bite the hand that fed them. So, it’s lose-lose situation at best!

    • Replies: @Johnny Smoggins
  38. The zionist Nuland led coup in the Ukraine that caused the breakaway of the Donbass region and which participated the Russian intervention is par for the course with the zionists as this fits with their agenda of destroying governments and Christians and the white race in general in the zionist quest for a zionist controlled one world government.

    The zionist destruction of the middle east was brought about by the attack on the WTC by Israel and traitors at the highest level of the ZUS government and blamed on the muslims to give the excuse to destroy the middle east for Israels greater Israel agenda and every thinking American knows that this is who did 911 and to see how it was done go to drjudywood.com and wheredidthetowersgo.com.

    Recommend these books, The Controversy of Zion by Douglas Reed and Blood in the Water by Joan Mellon.

  39. Agent76 says:

    Sep 28, 2019 Biden Blackmail of Ukraine

    JOE BIDEN, 23 JANUARY 2018: And that is I’m desperately concerned about the backsliding on the part of Kiev in terms of corruption.

    Dec 11, 2020 Biden’s Military Industrial Complex Choice For Defense Secretary

  40. Agent76 says:
    @aandrews

    Good share Aandrews. Feb 21, 2020 Putin unleashes on Global Banks

    Who do the Ukrainian elites serve? The banks that keep their money, of course…

    Jan 12, 2021 Russia for First Time Holds More Gold Than U.S. Dollars in \$583 Billion Reserves

    Gold made up 23% of the central bank’s stockpile as of the end of June 2020, the latest date for which data on the breakdown is available, according to a report published late Monday. The share of dollar assets dropped to 22%, down from more than 40% in 2018.

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/amp/global-economics/russia-s-583-billion-reserves-now-hold-more-gold-than-dollars

  41. The military fighting is not going to end this year or next year. It’s going to take at least 30 years.

    Putin’s current presidential term ends on 7th May 2024. He is eligible for re-election and could remain President until 2036, but in 2024 after two years of war he may no longer have 80% public approval ratings. He is not in good health. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the conflict, and whatever the will of the Russian voters, a successor would have powerful reasons to end the fighting, if only by an armistice. Russian losses after two months exceed those of ten years in Afghanistan, and are not sustainable for 30 years. The war has shown that Russian conventional forces are not as powerful as they once were, and are no match for American-made portable missiles and drones. Europe would have a powerful economic incentive to co-operate with a new leader and re-boot relations with Russia. We cannot predict what will happen, but it is not impossible that it is the USA that will be left isolated.

    Carl Gershman is the former head of the National Endowment for Democracy. He called Ukraine, quote, “The biggest prize,”

    The Mackinder fallacy is that Ukraine is a great prize, a geographical “pivot”, control of which gives control of Eurasia. The reality is different: (a) None of the powers that controlled Ukraine before or after Mackinder’s time have controlled Eurasia: Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, or independent Ukraine. (b) The rise of China and India make Mackinder’s theory obsolete.

    Because Biden has said again and again, ‘We’ve got to destroy Russia because if we destroy Russia, we will cut it off in China, and then we can go against China as our real enemy.’

    If Biden’s plan is what you say it is, it is obvious nonsense and it will fail. The current operation removes Russia’s customers for oil and gas, so the Russians will sell at a discount to China. The NATO countries will buy more expensive oil and gas from elsewhere, and will experience an economic decline. The only winner will be China.

    The neocons are driven by an ancestral hatred of both Russia and Ukraine. For arms manufacturers the war is a bonanza. Is it possible that these are the factors driving US involvement, and not an over-arching economic plan whose outcome might or might not turn out to be beneficial for America?

    • Agree: Bro43rd
    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Cking
  42. Anonymous[197] • Disclaimer says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    Wouldn’t it be a glorious day for humanity if the entire world told the US and its puppets to fuck off.

    You’d better hope it is, because the US is about to abandon the rest of the world, and for the same reason that Europe did after WW II: US capacity is exhausted and the US has no effective leadership.

    [MORE]

    LEADERSHIP LOSS:
    Leadership in the US is so bad that Tucker Carleson can show, convincingly, that it is actually deranged in “Tucker: This is why Democrats are taking us to war with Russia” on Youtube, dated 2022-05-02. (Remove “-” to view: https://www.you-tube.com/watch?v=wGvO8b-tiaM)

    US leadership is losing Europe (Remove “*” to view: https://www.zero*hedge.com/geopolitical/my-energy-your-problem-birth-new-europe)

    CAPABILITY LOSS (Military)

    The US went into Iraq with an Army that was the result of 3 decades of recovery from the Vietnam war, and was specialized to fight the USSR in the Fulda Gap. It fought a similar force in Iraq, and won handily. IMHO the utter incapacity of the US civil government to plan for victory caused a “small war” that the US Army essentially lost, perhaps because it was the job of follow-up security forces, never provided, to secure conquered territory, perhaps because one faction of the US ruling coalition wanted to discredit another faction of the US ruling coalition.
    Much the same was true in Afghanistan, except that Special Forces and Afghan forces did the heavy lifting, and the US Army was brought in, all ready to fight the USSR at the Fulda Gap, instead of security forces and a military government. As before, specialized security forces were never provided, and you got a “small war” that the US Army could not win.

    US response to this was, essentially, to re-make the US Army into a security force.

    The US has spent the past 20 years transforming its Army from the air/armor/infantry/artillery force that Sec. Def. Rumsfeld complained about c.a. 1991 with his statement that “You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” into something else, something that seems to have been an attempt to neutralize political opposition to the war in the United States. Essentially, all actual ground combat operations were transferred to Special Forces of various sorts and became selective strikes against what amounted to the leadership of rural/tribal Afghanistan. That failed after about a decade, in large part because Special Forces personnel burned out. Ground combat operations were then transferred to mercenary groups, who took the casualties, and US personnel were kept in heavily defended logistics and troop housing bases. The war became one of preventing the rural/tribal Afghanis from takin the urban Afghanis, using the mercenaries as scouts and forward fire controllers of an air capability that could destroy any force large enough to occupy the cities. When Pres. Obama was elected, 2009, before the transition to mercenaries/air power, he vetted promotions above Major for political correctness. The Army became liberal, and incapable of providing independent opinions or information (remember Gen. Milley and his “White Rage” comment?)

    So now we have the army that Rumsfeld wanted back in 1991. It is not capable of engaging even the present Russian forces and winning, simply because it lacks the hardware and numbers. There is also the Russian implication that tactical nuclear weapons would be used against such forces.

    CAPABILITY LOSS (Financial)
    (Remove “*” to view: http://www.shadow*stats.com/alternate_data )

    The US is “bluffing on a broken fist”, same as Stalin did in 1946-~1949 when his army was exhausted, his manpower pool drained, and he had no atomic weapons.

    Further, Russian Federation (RF) and Europe faces a hard deadline for settling the RF/Ukraine conflict: by somewhere in 2022/08, Russian storage and pipelines will fill up, and wells will have to be shut down lest the pipeline system be damaged into uselessness. Any shut down wells will be destroyed by freezing of oil in the well’s permafrost layer. This has happened before, and the destroyed wells have not, thus far, been saved. New wells had to be sunk to reach the oil deposit. ( Remove “*” to view: https://you*tu.be/QD5GqMainjY?t=630 ) This freezing, if it happens, will reduce world oil supply by between 4 to 5 million bbl/year. Goodbye to West Germany’s oil supplies from Russia for maybe 5 years, and goodbye to RF’s oil income. Nor is there any source that can replace that much oil/year.

    And goodbye to much of the 3rd and 4th World, which won’t have the oil it needs to make the fertilizer to raise its crops. That’s perhaps a billion (10^9) dead in a famine.

    So the US might just have a major defeat in the next few months, before the 2022/11 mid-term elections. Since the US has been gradually dismantling its series of worldwide bases since the 1990s, the US might just retreat to the AUKUS alliance, and might stop policing the world’s sea lanes.

    If the US retreats to AUKUS, then the sea lanes close, China shipping is restricted to its historical limits within the First Island Chain, China’s raw materials and oil and coal stop arriving in China, and China deindustrializes. A worse famine ensues.

    So: you don’t like constant US intervention. OK, neither do the citizens of the US, who are showing marked lack of enthusiasm about being sent of to the far side of beyond because the US establishment is playing more games with itself.

    But be careful what you wish for.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  43. gatobart says:
    @emerging majority

    “If matters get too bogged down, Russia should give serious consideration to dispatching a non-nuclear hypersonic missile, precisely targeting the Rottenchild Crime Clan bank in City of London. The lesson is becoming much overdue”.

    In other words, if bad comes to worst, then Putin could still blow up the world. I would like to see the silver lining on that situation. Uh…no, I cant find it.

    The real problem is and has been for more than a decade Putin”s wussy policy towards NATO. Lost already in the dust of time are “arguments” by his fans like that the master chess player was playing the nice card “while Russia was getting ready” . Fact is, the last two months have given enough proof that Russia is no better prepared for this battle than it was a decade or two ago and also, there is no universe where an all out invasion of Ukraine by Russia (the greatest military blunder in modern military History since Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, IMO) wouldn’t have provoked total war with NATO, that NATO would profit to create another Afghanistan for the Kremlin, at least, and would even try to cause the economic collapse of Russia.

    As I have already said, Life is NOT in the habit of giving second chances to anyone, contrary to what we may see in Hollywood movies and TV series. You screw it once and that is it, whatever chance you may have in the future will be at an increasing cost, in worsening conditions, and even if you are lucky enough to get something out of it, it will always be a pittance compared to what you could have had, had you acted WHEN YOU HAD TO. Putin lost the chance of his political life when refusing to send Yanukovych, the last legitimate Ukrainian president, the military aid needed to crush the Maidan revolt, even at the cost of a civil war. At most it would have turned into a local war by proxy between Russia and NATO with Ukrainians doing most of the fighting. But he couldn’t be bothered, he was too busy in this ego trip in Sochi, trying to show his Western “partners” he was an Ok guy and someone they should like and respect. The Putin”s Blitzkrieg of Feb. 2022 has turned into a war of attrition with NATO using the Ukrainians to bleed Russia white, feeding them all the weaponry needed for the task. Who would have thought that such could be end the result of a Russian all out invasion of Ukraine!

    The thing now is not who is winning this war, what really matters is that Putin”s inaction and short-sightedness in Feb, 2014 has put the world far closer to nuclear war than it could have ever been had he done something as simple as sending Yanukovych the tanks, warplanes, missiles, etc, he needed to defeat the Ukronazis in 2014. Nobody in the West could have objected to that without being called out for their hypocrisy as that would have been no different than the U.S. sending weaponry to one of its own allies, say Israel or Saudi Arabia, when confronting a foreign or internal enemy.

    I wrote a decade ago that Putin could turn out to be the most disastrous Russian leader in one millennium and that jury is still out on that.

    • LOL: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Badger Down
  44. Phibbs says:

    Almost all oligarchs, kleptocrats, financial looters and powerful Russia haters are Jews — the Satanic filth of the planet.

    • Agree: Druid55
  45. Brutusk says:
    @profnasty

    Everybody talks about the weather.
    Nobody does anything about it.

    That was Mark Twain who wrote that wasn’t it?

  46. Anon[120] • Disclaimer says:

    All the money being raised for Ukraine is going to some account in tel Aviv probably.

  47. @JM

    They should have reformed gradually and retained what was best of the old order.

    Both Paul Craig Roberts and the late Jude Wanniski, proponents of supply side economics, were opposed to the Clinton gang’s rape and ruin. They argued that the change had to come organically, so that people could understand how the change would benefit them in the long run.
    http://www.polyconomics.com/memos/mm-990324.htm
    Some things never change.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  48. annamaria says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/on-lavrovs-spat-with-israel-who-is-right.html#comments

    Poor old Israel having extracted so much from Germany under Adenauer because of Hans Globke and the need to keep Eichmann quiet at trial, Germany funded Israel’s atomic bomb. The “compensation” paid to Holocaust victims/survivors was seized by the State of Israel to fund infrastructure. The steady flow of Dolphin submarines and inflated leasing costs for Israeli drones, and now Iron Dome, all as penance for German guilt and the convenience of blaming it all on the Extra-Terrestrials “the Nazis”

    Now it goes full circle. Having created a new secular religion for The West where the crucifixion of one Jew is replaced by the liquidation of many and the penance is owed by Goyim to Jews, especially Jews in Israel – the State of Israel has been rumbled manufacturing weapons in Ukraine and training/staffing Neo-Nazi units to fight Russian-speakers.

    Moreover, Israel home to 2-3 million Russians, has been killing Russians in Syria and flirting with Azerbaijan and now thinks it is enough to say “Jews do not kill Jews” – which is unfortunate since so many Jewish gangsters have been safe from extradition in Israel whether Meyer Lansky or more recent crooks whether trading diamonds illegally or running drug-dealing and extortion and bank fraud elsewhere – must be a lot of FBI Wanted at home there. …

    Whoever Adolf Hitler had as sperm donor to his grandmother is unknown, but it is quite possible he may have been Jewish, and why not ? Lenin was part-Jewish, Blokhin who murdered the Officers at Katyn was Jewish, so it is hard to exclude the possibility that Jews procreate outside wedlock.

  49. annamaria says:
    @James N. Kennett

    Interesting opinion: https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/on-lavrovs-spat-with-israel-who-is-right.html#comments

    The quad-nexus of Zionism US/UK and Ukraine junta/Israel a the Jewish Lobby are working together. US foreign policy has been hijacked to further the Zionist agenda. It was noted in Sputnik yesterday that Zelensky is being advised by Likud PR people. They have declared that the “brilliant” PR war has already been won no matter what transpires on the ground.

    Ukraine is wanted by the Zionists as a second Israel, a place of refuge should a new Middle East war break out. They are cynically provoking Russia hoping for a full-on destructive war that will ethnically cleanse the area of Slavs. They will then demand US and EU pay for the reconstruction of the new Zionist entity. The new entity will join the EU and subvert it as they have subverted the US and UK.

    The ongoing war in Ukraine exposed the exceptional opportunism and cynicism of the Jewish Lobby at large thanks to the open collaboration between Zionists and Banderites. The collaboration created a new entity – the Zionazi. Some even use the definition ‘Judeo-Nazi.’ The ‘hidden hand’ of Zio-Banksters is not hidden anymore.

    Another commenter:

    Putin’s ‘Empire of Lies’ kill shot of the century is beginning to reverberate, permeating all aspects of the current world crisis. This particular spat has the potential to evolve into a major, versus a minor, reverberation. Remains to be seen.

    International and political Jewry, foment, foster and exploit ‘anti-semitism,’ one of the foundations of which is the Holycause narrative which has been milked for all it is worth for decades now. Arguing about which parts of it are true and which false is a fruitless exercise (not to mention also unlawfully made illegal in many western jurisdictions) but suffice to say that in every aspect of that narrative whopping great lies have been exposed at which point the narrative picks up, regroups and moves onto the next iteration.

    First, it was mass execution by electrocution or mechanical skull-penetrating hammers, or diesel-fume chambers. Nope. Then it was in all the camps in Germany. Nope, not one. Then it was nearly all of them in Auschwitz. Nope. Now I believe it is nearly all of them in Treblinka despite three (?) earth-analysis studies scientifically proving there are no mass graves. I stopped following the narrative about 20 years ago soon after the Irving trial (whose transcripts I read along with both of the Zundel trials which latter featured extensive cross-examination of experts like Hilberg and eyewitnesses like Vrba, both of whose core narratives were essentially destroyed on the witness stand by lawyer Christie), but perhaps the latest theory is that all the ashes of all the many millions were dumped into a river and so can never be recovered (leaving aside the hundreds of millions of bone fragments that would also have been included therein).

    In other words, though it is hard to prove definitely exactly what did happen in that narrative, it has been definitively proven, as even Yad Vashem admits in many cases, that much of the narrative is made up of outrageous lies, many of which were used in post-war trials to get the death sentence.

    This also means that our collective sense of ‘Nazis’ is warped beyond repair. Our history of WWII is warped beyond repair. Our ability to process what has been going on with the Zionist political project for so long is warped beyond repair. Our ability to analyze what is going on with all these neocons seemingly governing US foreign – and perhaps also much of domestic ‘identity politics’ including ‘wokeism’ – is warped beyond repair. Our ability to analyze and discuss how all these Nazi groups developed in Ukraine financed by one or more Jewish oligarchs is warped beyond repair.

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  50. anon[386] • Disclaimer says:

    Song for any young person you know contemplating joining the Military – Green Fields of France (Willie McBride)

    • Thanks: IreneAthena, Sarah
  51. aandrews says:
    @xaohebuturehtona

    If it ain’t on Twitter, it didn’t happen!

  52. Mefobills says:
    @emerging majority

    In essence, V.V. Putin is the metaphorical white knight, who has carefully rebuilt the Russian economy

    I don’t think you can say that. Putin is an “old time” liberal of the now defunct western tradition. This in effect blinds him to economic reality. In other words, he is a naïve economic illiterate.

    Here is Glazyev, obviously not happy with Putin or Atlantacist fifth column:

    https://cynthiachung.substack.com/p/sanctions-and-sovereignty?s=r

    Since 2014, when, with the connivance of the regulator, currency speculators brought down the ruble exchange rate by manipulating the market, the latter has been used by sanctions as a fail-safe fuse of macroeconomic stability. At the same time, it was in 2014, on the eve of the already announced US sanctions, that the Bank of Russia switched to a free-floating exchange rate regime. And only after that, the United States introduced their sanctions, being sure that speculators would multiply their negative effect. When the ruble fell by almost half, Obama was pleased to say that ‘the Russian economy is torn to shreds.’ As a result of this manipulation of the Russian currency market, ruble incomes and savings depreciated, and speculators received over 35 billion rubles.in profit. But this happened not because of sanctions, but rather because of the complicity of the Bank of Russia, which left the exchange rate formation at the mercy of international speculators on the recommendation of Washington financial organizations.

    Only very naive people can believe in the formation of an equilibrium ruble exchange rate in the free-float mode. The Bank of Russia’s exclusion of itself from ruble exchange rate regulation means that international currency speculators are engaged in this.

    Putin was groomed by Andropov’s special fifth directorate. But Putin was not trained in economics apparently. Even today, Glazyev, despite drilling bull-eyes, is ignored by Russians who are brain washed with neo-liberalism.

    Hudson also drills bulls-eyes, and look how many people ignore him, or cannot understand what he is saying?

    The mainspring of modern history, certainly since the advent of the BOE, has been money, or really double entry hypothecated credit.

    Hudson peripherally explained the forces at work, which are those same forces agitating for war and domination ever since the BOE (the forerunner of Neo-liberalism). Actually, to be fair, the forerunner was really stock market capital out of Amsterdam.

    This is Michael’s key statement to my eye:

    The energy and food crisis caused by the NATO war against Russia is going to be used as a lever not only to push privatization, largely under control of US investors and banks and financiers, but it’s also going to lock countries into the US orbit all the more, both the Global South and especially Europe.

    Normies don’t want to admit to themselves that it is a hidden group, a class, of investors and financiers working to take sordid gain, to self aggrandize for their interests. Of course the ne0-con’s are operatives for this capital class.

    The western problem is structural. The devil hides in plain sight.

    • Agree: peterAUS
  53. @Been_there_done_that

    You keep spreading rumors and lies. At this point it is becoming interesting, what’s in it for you, since you are obviously not a Ukrainian.

    Entering into a closer relationship with the EU would have required taking measures against corruption.

    And how has it been going, compadre?

    Has anybody been prosecuted? Has anyone been convicted? At least, has anything been investigated yet?

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine was established on the request of the International Monetary Fund. The agency’s government funding is mandated under American and European Union aid programs. It has an evidence-sharing agreement with the FBI.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Anti-Corruption_Bureau_of_Ukraine

    Any results?

    Here is what they have achieved in eight years:

    Two criminal proceedings were opened regarding involvement of people from Petro Poroshenko’s team in the theft in the defense sphere. Ex-First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleh Hladkovsky, his son Ihor and other persons were searched.

    The Bureau served notice of suspicion to one of the richest Ukrainians, Oleg Bakhmatyuk, over the NBU’s takeover of a \$1.2bn loan.

    The deputy chief of the Kyiv City Customs and the Odessa businessman Vadim Alperin, whom the media called “the king” and the “godfather” of Ukrainian smuggling, was detained.

    At the same time, Vadim Rabinovich – a Ukrainian businessman, politician, president of the Ukrainian Jewish Congress – funded a \$3 million replica of the Temple menorah, which stands in a case in the square in Jerusalem named after him. The menorah contains 45 kilograms of 24-carat gold.

    Perhaps it is the permanent ongoing and illegal Russian aggression, that does not let the Anti-Corruption Bureau concentrate on their task.

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  54. peterAUS says:

    …the Russians seem to be 80% behind Putin….

    We’ll see about that number when callup for reserves/combat deployment of conscripts starts.

    ..Russia couldn’t really tell Yanukovych what to do. Yanukovych was always independent…

    Funny.

    …You mentioned the kleptocrats in Russia. Let me ask you about that. What is the real state of the oligarchy in Russia? We hear in the US constantly about the Russian oligarchs, and they’re sort of blamed for all the world’s ills. What is the actual reality of Russian oligarchs? How has that evolved under Putin?…

    Hahaha…”this information is only for paid subscribers”. The grift is picking up.

  55. @David from Alaska

    I’m with David from Alaska on this. Please, Michael Hudson, post the full discussion on your own website.

    Andalso thank you. What I am allowed to read here is, so far, as always with your work, splendid.

  56. @Michael Hudson

    It’s good to know the concealed part is, in your view, “largely chit-chat.” But please, rethink your collaboration with this scheme.

    Open discourse is key. We all know that. Katie Halper’s monetization scheme is a betrayal of basic values. Please don’t play along. There’s no reason to allow yourself to be played, or used, or pimped. You have your own website and, I imagine, if you need help with transcriptions, you can find plenty of volunteer assistance.

  57. @American Bulwark

    If the developing nations are encouraged to not honor their obligations then US can use the same to dishonor the IOUs, to the tune of trillions, held by China.

    If the US were to do that, the Chinese can take California and Hawaii in lieu of payment. No problem.

    • Replies: @American Bulwark
  58. Mefobills says:
    @JM

    Ukraine’s “Nazis” are lumpenproletarians -for-hire and their regalia and symbolism, indeed their informal connections with a wing of the Alt-Right are mere covers for this real identity. After all, the National Socialists had a highly constructive (and most successful) program that captured the free imagination of a majority (an increasing majority) of a whole nation, the culturally most advanced in Europe

    Awesome comment thanks!

    The easiest way to pull on the red thread is to follow the money.

    In the case of the lumpenproletarians, whether they be takfiris or Ukraine Nazi’s is to look at their funding mechanisms, and who the string pullers are.

    In the case of the Azov Nazi’s, they can be traced through Banderra.

    https://nationalvanguard.org/2022/03/who-was-ukraines-stepan-bandera/

    What follows is partly based on British intelligence reports, some only recently declassified and analysed publicly here for the first time. Not propaganda material for external consumption, but internal assessments aiming at accuracy – from the archives of MI5, the Foreign Office, and the CIA

    after 1918 Ukrainian nationalists (many of them originating from Galicia) fought against Bolshevik Russians – with some also fighting against anti-communist Poles. In the former case this inevitably also meant fighting Jews, because Jews played a grossly disproportionate role in the Bolshevik Party – in Ukraine as much as (if not more than) elsewhere in the nascent Soviet Union.
    https://nationalvanguard.org/2022/03/who-was-ukraines-stepan-bandera/

    Remember, the Bolsheviks were funded into existence by London and Wall Street Capital.

    Where Bandera was MI6’s man, Lebed was the CIA’s man.

    Both MI6 and CIA are tentacles of the finance class. MI6 forerunner was the intelligence arm of the British East India company.

    Finance Capitalism funded Banderite/Azov Nazis in the same way they funded the mercenary Wahabbi Takfiris (using recycled petrodollars).

    Both of these mercenary armies have been aimed at Russia in recent history.

    • Thanks: emerging majority
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  59. Mefobills says:
    @Curmudgeon

    Thanks for the link.

    It reinforces Hudson’s comments about the gang rape of Russia in the 90’s.

    http://www.polyconomics.com/memos/mm-990324.htm

    If you think back, when I pleaded with the Journal to help the old Soviet Union convert to market socialism in 1989, it instead backed the “shock therapy” advice of the Harvard crowd, led by Jeffrey Sachs and Larry Summers. Other conservative intellectuals also knew full well that an unprepared precipitous leap into a market economy would impoverish the USSR, with the rampant inflation causing it to fragment. Looking back, I can at least see some excuse for feeding Mikhail Gorbachev the wrong advice, knowing it would poison the last vestiges of the USSR command economy. Technically, the Cold War with the USSR was still on. It was enough for me, though, that Gorbachev wanted our help in converting to market socialism.

    and

    There has been no excuse for the terrible advice the U.S. has given Moscow since the Cold War ended. Conservative Republicans rooted for Boris Yeltsin and they got him, but still the only advice we offer is for them to sell us their missile systems. The problem they have is the same as always. The ruble is now 23,000 to the dollar, relative to 1989’s four to the dollar. In trying to fix the ruble to the dollar instead of gold, Yeltsin put his fragile economy at the mercy of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.

    Well there is an excuse for the terrible advice.

    New debts pay old debts. If your “western economy” is based on debt spreading, and has no mechanism for debt release, then the end result is war on the periphery. This same model is what Rome used, and what ultimately caused Rome’s collapse into feudalism. Russia was to be dismembered and turned into so many new dollarized debt instruments.

    https://michael-hudson.com/2011/08/russias-economic-interests-part-1/

    The Harvard (((boys))) do Russia:

    After the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, most of its members followed the neoliberal advice of the IMF and World Bank – and the Harvard Boys – and simply turned over the most lucrative resources in the public domain (minerals and fuels, real estate, public utilities, hotels, transport systems, etc.) to well-connected individuals and those working through banks. U.S. and other Western interests then helped these individuals move their money out to the West, while selling post-Soviet enterprises and real estate.

    AND

    The financial sector also funded the takeover of companies. Raiders used corporate cash flow (ebitda: earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) to pay their bankers and bondholders, and simply to buy up their own stock in an effort to increase its price – and hence, the value of their own stock options. Industrial companies were run by Chief Financial Officers, not by industrial engineers or even salesmen. The aim was not to make the economy richer, but to make themselves wealthier – not by new direct investment, but by disinvesting, downsizing and outsourcing, and in the end by asset stripping.

    This was the mentality of the neoliberals who came to “help” Russia during the 1990s. They did not come to exploit your labor by hiring it and squeezing out surplus value. They didn’t want much to do with your labor at all. They wanted your raw materials resources on the cheap. They wanted to help your leading scientists and industrial engineers to emigrate to America, because the United States was producing mainly financial graduates, not technology-oriented graduates. And they wanted your flight of capital as well as skilled labor.

    If Russia does not train an elite to understand these dynamics, then they will have poked out their own eyes, and be unable to navigate properly in future.

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  60. @Johnny Smoggins

    Not honoring means not getting anything of value, let alone Hawaii and California unless China gets the upper hand in an armed conflict America.

  61. @emerging majority

    Too be honest – Russia could have been much more brutal militarily than they are right now – and I mean conventionally still. This is a relatively minor force… and unlike NATO countries they left most of the civilian infrastructure intact.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  62. @Eudion2

    I believe Mr Hudson says that is exactly what Biden plans to do. But yes China is the main target – but India USA key pivot. BRICS is economically more powerful than the G7 at this stage (materially as opposed to financial trickery). Russia and Brazil are choc full of “excess” natural resources… and on a technical / innovation level – if you put China Russia and India up against all of NATO even – you can very much argue BRICS would have the advantage (Japan and South Korea are very important though and are US vassals). If India stays TRULY neutral – the G7 loses (NATO is a military tool of the G7 and of course they are all controlled by the US).

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  63. @Z-man

    “The anti christ power base…” well if you believe the scriptures then note that man’s ways will never accomplish that. That will only be divine and when there is not much to be salvaged…. “He who endures to the end will be saved”…

    • Replies: @Z-man
  64. Mike Tre says:
    @Wokechoke

    Then she should have married a man that can support her.

  65. Mefobills says:
    @aandrews

    So there you have it. The Russian Government is actively working on creating a gold and commodity backed Russian ruble with intrinsic value which is outside the orbit of the US dollar.

    I think gold worship must be epigenetic. Thousands of years of lusting had to have had an impact on the human genome.

    It is a gold and commodity standard, not a gold standard. And besides, there have been many different gold standards in history.

    The Ruble still comes into existence at hypothecation in a private bank. Russian law has not made the ruble into sovereign money.

    Mostly the Ruble value relative to other currencies is stabilized by anchoring to a basket, where basket includes gold and commodities (for now).

    This is a FX mechanism, and not really a gold standard. The closest relation in modern history was the trading gold standard, which collapsed when Nixon forced an exit. Maybe some countries can trade in their Rubles for gold, but I doubt it will happen much. Mostly they will want Rubles to buy Oil, Gas and commodities.

    The trading gold standard related only to goods exchange outside of a country. If goods flow got out of balance, then it forced an exchange rate adjustment.

    In my opinion, only when Russia is able to eject Atlantacist neoliberal finance capitalism, and adopt Glazyev’s recommendations, should we start cheering.

    https://thewallwillfall.org/2022/03/30/events-like-this-happen-once-a-century-sergey-glazyev/

    “The new world economic order is ideologically socialist”
    – Sergey Yuryevich, commenting on today’s tragic events, you wrote in your telegram channel that it was necessary to read your book about the” last world war”, written about 6 years ago. How did you manage to predict everything so accurately?

    Glazyev predicted accurately, because these big trends are obvious to monetary historians. How do you think Hudson is able to drill bulls-eyes so often? It is easy for him.

    There has to be a new synthetic trading currency! This trading currency will have gold in the basket, along with commodities, and also currencies like the Yuan.

    Objectively, the ruble could become a reserve currency along with the yuan and the rupee. It would be possible to switch to a multi-currency system based on national currencies. But you still need some equivalent for pricing… We are currently working on the concept of the exchange space of the Eurasian Economic Union, where one of the tasks is to form new pricing criteria. That is, if we want metal prices to be formed not in London, but in Russia, just like oil prices, then this implies the emergence of some other currency, especially if we want to act not only within the Eurasian Economic Union, but in Eurasia in a broad sense, in the center of a new world economic order, to which I refer China, India, Indochina, Japan, Korea and Iran. These are big countries that all have their own strong national interests. After the current history of confiscation of dollar reserves, I don’t think any country will want to use another country’s currency as a reserve currency. So we need some new tool. And such a tool, from my point of view, can first become a certain synthetic settlement currency, which would be built as such an aggregated index.

    Metal prices are not to be established in London. Japan, Korea and Indochina are now chess pieces on the board.

    An aggregated index (synthetic currency) is something like an accounting method, which marks trade and is an anchor to national currencies.

    • Thanks: Arthur MacBride
  66. Z-man says:
    @showmethereal

    I can fight back if I believe in my cause or defend myself and ‘come what may on judgement day.’

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  67. Mefobills says:
    @showmethereal

    I believe Mr Hudson says that is exactly what Biden plans to do. But yes China is the main target – but India USA key pivot.

    Biden is a ventriloquist dummy.

    His only planning is to save his grift income from Ukraine, which makes him a pliable dummy for his handlers. Biden was made the hidden ruler of Ukraine, and behind Biden are his string pullers and handlers.

    Hudson explained who the string pullers are. Crash Test Dummy is not making the plans.

  68. @Been_there_done_that

    Still peddling your unique myth that the 2014 US-sponsored Maidan coup was an organic, grass-roots revolution — using your own prior comments exclusively to support your baseless assertions (this is much like US politicians who plant stories in regime media, which they later refer to in talk shows as evidence to support their own warmongering lies). It’s clear to regular UR readers that your salary depends on willful blindness to overwhelming, incontrovertible evidence in this case. Such blindness is also aided by an equally determined ignorance of the US’ voluminous criminal rap sheet of coups, regime changes, dirty wars, and illegal wars of aggression throughout its history. Just a few victims that come to mind: Iran ’53, Guatemala ’54, Chile ’73, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela (failed 2x), Cuba (failed), Argentina, Ecuador, Honduras, Georgia, Philippines, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Afghanistan (fail), Syria (fail), Ethiopia (2×, 1 fail), Yemen (fail), Belarus (fail), Kazakhstan (fail), US ’20, etc.

    So the following will be of absolutely no interest to you, but other readers may find it enlightening:

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/06/03/how-why-us-government-perpetrated-2014-coup-ukraine/

    Incontrovertible proofs will be presented here not only that it was a coup, but that this coup was organized by the U.S. Government — that the U.S. Government initiated the ‘new Cold War’

    …the termination of the then-existing democratic … Ukrainian Government, wasn’t authentically a ‘revolution’ such as the U.S. Government has contended, … but was instead a coup … a very bloody one … and totally illegal (though backed by The West).

    Clearly, Victoria Nuland, U.S. President Barack Obama’s central agent overseeing the coup … was crucial not only in overthrowing the existing Ukrainian Government, but in selecting and installing its rabidly anti-Russian replacement. The 27 January 2014 phone-conversation between her and America’s Ambassador in Ukraine, Jeffrey Pyatt was a particularly seminal event … Nuland famously said … “Fuck the EU,” and she instructed Pyatt to choose instead the rabidly anti-Russian, and far-right, Arseniy Yatsenyuk [“Yats is the guy”]. This key event occurred 24 days before Ukraine’s President Victor Yanukovych was overthrown on February 20th, and 30 days before the new person to head Ukraine’s Government, Yatsenyuk, became officially appointed to rule the now clearly fascist country.

    The second landmark item of evidence that it had been a coup and nothing at all democratic or a ‘revolution’, was the 26 February 2014 phone conversation between the EU’s Foreign Minister Catherine Ashton and her agent in Ukraine [Estonia’s Foreign Minister, Urmas Paet] investigating whether the overthrow had been a revolution or instead a coup […] and he told her that he found that it had been a coup … Both Ashton and Paet were shocked at this finding…

    The network behind this coup had actually started planning for the coup back in 2011. That’s when Eric Schmidt of Google, and Jared Cohen, also now of Google but still continuing though unofficially as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chief person tasked to plan ‘popular movements’ to overthrow both Yanukovych in Ukraine, and Assad in Syria.

    Then, on 1 March 2013, the implementation of this plan started: the first “tech camp” to train far-right Ukrainians how to organize online the mass-demonstrations against Yanukovych, was held inside the US Embassy in Kiev … which was over nine months before the Maidan…

    The American scholar Gordon M. Hahn has specialized in studying the evidence regarding whom the actual snipers were who committed the murders, but he focuses only on domestic Ukrainian snipers and ignores the foreign ones, who had been hired by the US regime indirectly through Georgian, Lithuanian and other anti-Russian CIA assets (such as via Mikheil Saakashvili, the ousted President of Georgia whom the US regime subsequently selected to become the Governor of the [infamous] Odessa region of Ukraine). Hahn’s 2018 book Ukraine Over the Edge states on pages 204-209: 

    “Yet another pro-Maidan sniper, Ivan Bubenchik, emerged to acknowledge that he shot and killed Berkut [the Government’s police who were protecting Government buildings] before any protesters were shot that day [February 20th]. In a print interview, Bubenchik previews his admission in Vladimir Tikhii’s documentary film, Brantsy, that he shot ahd killed two Berkut commanders in the early morning hours of February 20 on the Maidan. … Bubenchik claims that [on February 20] the Yanukovich regime started the fire in the Trade Union House — where his and many other EuroMaidan fighters lived during the revolt — prompting the Maidan’s next reaction. As noted above, however, pro-Maidan neofascists have revealed that the Right Sector started that fire. … Analysis of the snipers’ massacre shows that the Maidan protesters initiated almost all — at least six out of a possible eight — of the pivotal escalatory moments of violence and/or coercion. … The 30 November 2013 nighttime assault on the Maidan demonstrators is the only clear exception from a conclusive pattern of escalating revolutionary violence led by the Maidan’s relatively small but highly motivated and well-organized neofascist element.”

    More evidence of US-sponsorship of the Maidan coup:

    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/2014_Ukraine_coup/Maidan_snipers

    https://southfront.org/it-took-6-years-for-2014-maidan-coup-truth-to-cross-the-atlantic/

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/05/03/no-2014-us-maidan-coup-no-nazis-infesting-ukraine/

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/30/russia-ukraine-war-kiev-conflict

    • Agree: annamaria
  69. @emerging majority

    If such a first strike against Russia were to happen, I think the Chinese would join in in the retaliation, as they would know perfectly well that they were next up for an attack. But maybe they, too, would be targets of this first strike, so their response would be certain, no thought about whether or not launching a strike against the US should be undertaken.

    Oh, and the EU and Israel should get some canned sunshine, too, and they should know that this would be the inevitable outcome of letting the US’s ZOG even think about it.

    • Thanks: Doug Hillman
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  70. JM says:
    @Curmudgeon

    I had a close relative who was in St Petersburg in the Yeltsin period. He was pretty much a down-the-middle Neoclassical economist or few words, working in the shipping industry. It was to my surprise that he had this opinion, one which I readily shared. Given the events since then we can see that the ‘non-economic’ argument (the Geopolitical one, which, however, is closely tied to the former) has loomed very large. The temerity of the bastards who went in there and – one way or another – picked the eyes out of the national assets, assets gained through the blood sweat and tears of the Russian people was breathtaking, not least because many of them came from “Communist” backgrounds.

    Now this same chutzpa is spewed out in the form of “get Putin, the Hitlerite maniac”. Putin isn’t perfect, but he’s some kind of patriot and as tough as nails beside their effeminate selves – a kind of politician they cannot abide. The “Putin” derangement syndrome has again kicked in. We’ve seen it all before: those who aren’t bought or buyable are doomed for eternal defamation. What is needed is a Hollywood blockbuster to really get the message across to the masses, lest the lessons of the Mass Media barrage hasn’t sunk in.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  71. Notsofast says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    this is the biggest pile of garbage i’ve ever read. anyone that would expouse these stupid ideas is either a moron or a troll (or both). the war in ukraine is only one part, of a much larger war and if you want to know who’s winning look at the exchange rate on the ruble to the dollar. a few weeks ago i made a comment that the ruble at a penny apiece, would be a good investment. anyone that bought rubles with dollars that day would be up 33% in two months, not a bad return on investment.

    this is an economic war and the u.s. and e.u. are being devastated. look at inflation, look at energy prices, look at food prices, look at rent and housing prices, it is the u.s. and e.u. populace that are being dispossessed and looted, not the russians, this is not 1990.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  72. SteveK9 says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    Glazyev stated somewhere that countries that join the monetary system that he and China are putting together, will be able to simply default on IMF and World Bank loans and start afresh. Something ‘Debt Jubilee’ Hudson should celebrate.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  73. @Commentator Mike

    That’s a point. How difficult would it be for Ukrainian militants to off a westerner or three and get some currency, passports, and better boots and rifles? But are Ukrainians really that bad? They’ve been killing Ukrainian civilians (of the suspected “pro-Russian” type) for at least eight years now, but would they stoop to murdering foreigners?

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  74. Putin is like JFK. Simply defending the nation. He was willing to go to war over Soviet aggression in Cuba. If only Putin was good looking like JFK, American public opinion would be on his side.

    • Replies: @Anon
  75. annamaria says:
    @JM

    The moral qualia of “this same chutzpa” converge on fraudster Bill Browder – a darling of the Jewish Lobby:
    https://www.thekomisarscoop.com/2019/11/der-spiegel-expose-of-bill-browder-could-begin-take-down-of-a-fraudster/

    • Agree: Badger Down
    • Replies: @JM
  76. JM says:
    @annamaria

    That rat Browder is one who immediately springs to mind.

    I remember well that at the time of Yeltsin, the word definitely went out that “Yeltsin is best for…Russia”!

  77. @JerseyJeffersonian

    Let’s hope there remains some intelligence and strategic depth in the Pentagon, since it’s manifestly clear that none (of any real authority) exists any longer at the the US Capitol (Joe Biden, Kamala, Nancy, et al?:-(). Both political parties, now wholly captured by Israel-first neoliberalcon ideology, snort their own lines of propaganda, yielding unwavering faith in US exceptionalism and military supremacy. These are the eelite divinely entitled to rule the planet (under the star of David) — for the good of all. And all of the mass carnage they’ve wreaked is “worth it”, considering the brave new world ahead. Failure to achieve global full spectrum dominance is unthinkable heresy, so it’s quite logical to entertain the unthinkable — the Samson Option. Like true cultists, they’ve plugged their ears to all of Putin’s reasonable, articulate appeals and his clear, dire warnings.

    The Pentagon, perhaps after gaming out a hot war with a superpower, one with a larger (and hypersonic) nuclear arsenal (China aside!), has given some (tepid) pushback. But as Jaques Baud, Andrei Martanyov, and many others have observed, the Pentagon has also undergone a shift to ideologically-credentialed leadership, while experienced professionals have dwindled. So who’s doing the critical war-gaming for a preemptive first-strike on Russia, true believer academics, trained in high-level strategery? Someone must be asking, “do we first-strike Russia alone, and hope that China demures, or do we first-strike both?” And, more importantly, “if some survive, will the remaining cockroaches eventually evolve into a superior civilization?”

    • Replies: @annamaria
  78. JM says:

    Michael Hudson:

    One casualty is obviously going to be Europe and the euro. The euro has been plunging in value day after day after day, as people realize that it’s lost its export markets in Russia and much of Asia, and now at home, too, because exports require energy to be made. Its costs of imports are going up, especially energy. It’s agreed to use, I think, now \$3 billion to build new port facilities to buy US natural gas—liquified natural gas at three to seven times the price that it’s paying now, which will make it almost impossible for German firms to produce fertilizer to grow crops in Germany. The euro’s plunging.

    There are great ironies in the present events: Germany is getting the same treatment today that the Morgenthau Plan sought to impose on it after WWII – de-industrialization and thus (then) mass starvation. And for Russia, then the ally, much the same is sought. Strong national leadership is the common denominator of both.

  79. @Curmudgeon

    Both Paul Craig Roberts and the late Jude Wanniski, proponents of supply side economics, were opposed to the Clinton gang’s rape and ruin.

    In the same years, another man who was also loudly opposed to the “rape and ruin” of Russia—indeed, with equal or even more vigor, albeit with somewhat less economic expertise, than PCR and Wanniski—was Robert Novak, who frequently used his column (with Rowland Evans) and his several prominent TV spots to denounce Sachs and Summers as murderous criminals who would certainly have received (and merited) a death sentence if such a thing as an international tribunal of justice existed as more than a merely notional conceit.

    At the time, what struck me as odd was that, despite the enormity of the crimes of Sachs and Summers, neither man was ever pressed to respond in any substantive way, nor did the charges damage in the least their prestige and prominence in government, academia, and the realm of high finance—rather the opposite, in fact. Yet during the same period even the slightest criticism of the Israeli government or of Jews’ involvement in political skullduggery invariably provoked aggrieved rebuttal from sources both Jewish and (managed) Gentile. Unfortunately, another ten years or more elapsed before I came to see that the Jews’ power in international finance far, far outstripped even their absurdly out-of-proportion power in politics.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  80. Anon[379] • Disclaimer says:

    Hudson is an unrepentant communist. To call it NATOs war on Russia is a blatant lie. And to suggest that the USA wants a nuclear Japan as a sort of sacrificial lamb is nuts. Some Japanese do want to become nuclear after witnessing Russia s invasion of Ukraine despite the latter having given up 2000 nuclear heads in exchange for territorial integrity. They know they can’t count on the US and Europe to save them. Poor Hudson, another one of Putin’s useful idiots.

  81. Anon[379] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reverend Goody

    Oh really? Did Zelensky order batallions of thugs to invade Russia and torture, kill and rape??? Another one Putin’s useful idiots.

  82. @showmethereal

    Read the other day that Russia has not even involved as much as 20% of their effectives in the Ukraine operation. What that seems to suggest is that they are holding huge reserves in case NATO, or even Poland, Bulgaria, Romania decide to get frisky…or worst case scenario is that the cooler heads in the Empire of Lies get over-run by the PNAC type fanatics and their many minions, getting the U\$\$A directly involved.

    In many ways Russia is a very conservative player. They hold some Aces and those cooler heads are full well aware of that. Let’s hope they prevail and that Mama Bear is not goaded into a state of rage.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  83. @Anon

    Simply remove the last letter from the final word in your silly screed and doing so you would describe yourself perfectly.

    • Replies: @Anon
  84. @Anon

    First off, Z. is just a frontman for Kolomoisky and other Talmudist Oligarchs. Secondly, the thugs were ordered by Kiev to kill some 14.000 people in the Donbass over an eight year period. They brought in all their most experienced and effective troops, from 60 to 100K of them to do a mass assault on the Donbass republics in a genocidal outrage.

    Putin and Russia’s general staff beat them to the punch by only a couple of days. Thank him for that. You are either terminally deluded or an out and out troll. Could even be both.

    • Replies: @Anon
  85. @Anonymous

    One of the main things to remember about USUK, and this goes for USUKisrael as well, is that they suck. Take the US (please!): 5% of the world’s population consuming 50% of the stuff.

    If these pirates stop “policing” the world’s sea lanes, we can enjoy Freedom and Democracy in the Indo=Pacific, and ships can move unhindered through the South China Sea.

    Russia can easily build more storage for oil, but won’t need to because India and China will gladly increase their imports. The US threats to cut off Middle East oil to China are a nasty little booster for this.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  86. Wokechoke says:
    @Anon

    yes. the Azovites are a bunch of thugs who targeted Russian ethnics. Then a real army struck back and fucked them up properly. These are Zelenskyy’s boys. Now they are the Tel Aviv Subterranean Battalion.

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  87. @gatobart

    Sending tanks! Nobody in the West could have objected to that!
    Where were you when Putin accepted Crimea’s re-entry (or more likely entry) into Russia?
    The westos went bananas! Not a shot fired. No tanks! And they haven’t stopped complaining yet.
    Comparing the US-backed “israeli” robbery-murder in Palestine to Russia’s peacekeeping efforts is semitism.

  88. @Doug Hillman

    …using your own prior comments exclusively to support your baseless assertions…

    You are lying once again because you cannot contradict the facts. I have proved all the assertions. I linked to the document showing the February 21 2014 agreement; I linked to the Russian news site reporting Putin’s comment that Yanukovych had effectively surrendered, a few hours before he fled the country; I linked to the transcript of the tapped phone conversation, in which Nuland merely restated and agreed to what was already widely known, and pointed out that her trying to get the UN involved in mediating contradicted the interpretation she was plotting a coup; I pointed out why Yatsenyuk was best qualified among opposition leaders and that he had previously been proposed as prime minister; I linked to the contemporaneous article in December 2013 reporting on Nuland having handed out cookies at Maidan square after seeing Yanukovych and the fact that EU representative Baroness Ashton (Nuland’s rival) saw him twice that day; I referred to the 2014 Munich Security Conference in which Ashton initiated mediation efforts; I exposed a particular investigation of the massacre of demonstrators as a fraud because its methodology already presumed a bad outcome could not have been intentional, and so on; it’s all in the comment archives.

    It’s clear to regular UR readers that your salary depends on willful blindness to overwhelming, incontrovertible evidence in this case.

    This is nothing but a commonly used fantasy projection. It is very typical of trolls like yourself to redirect and lie when you can’t rebut inconvenient revelations and conclusions. I would think that most readers will have figured this out by now.

    So the following will be of absolutely no interest to you, but other readers may find it enlightening

    The passages you quoted repeats the false interpretation (because it contradicts the known facts) of the tapped phone call and pretends that providing assistance in grass roots organizing methods constitutes evidence of a coup. The fact is that most of the people killed in the sniper massacre were demonstrators, who had already been killed weeks earlier, before the Munich Security Conference. Also, the massacre occurred before the agreement between the president and the opposition leaders. You are clearly attempting to obfuscate in an effort to support a false Russian propaganda narrative that was concocted years after the fact. Note that John Mearsheimer, in his 2015 presentation did not mention Nuland or much of the actual details because they would have weakened his narrative.

  89. @Notsofast

    this is the biggest pile of garbage i’ve ever read.

    Classic exaggeration and hyperbole. Thereby you have already exposed yourself as a fake.

    the war in ukraine is only one part, of a much larger war and if you want to know who’s winning look at the exchange rate on the ruble to the dollar.

    This is a temporary snapshot. Winning and losing in such conflicts are subjective interpretations.

    anyone that bought rubles with dollars that day…

    Typical retrospective insights. Did you buy rubles that day?

    this is an economic war…

    Nobody disputes this and I did not claim otherwise.

  90. I generally agree with the points presented, but I think a perspective might not be getting the attention it deserves, although the speakers touch on it by reference to the belief by the Klaus Schwabe clan regarding surplus population.

    In the 1970s, the Club of Rome published a book titled the Limits to Growth, the central thrust of which was that raw materials are of finite supply and would “soon” present objective barriers to continued population growth and/or increased per Capita consumption.

    Around the same time an age cohort was being born that quickly became labeled Gen X. Prior to that, generations had not been marked by letters. Is it just me, or is it odd that the first generation to be labeled in such a way, was attached to a letter so close to the end of the alphabet?
    Why not start with A? And is it odd to wonder why such a letter was attached to the “Limits to Growth” generation?

    We have come to the time when those labeled Gen Z are reaching adulthood, at least the older ones. Is it odd to wonder why Great Reset and Build Back Better are being implemented now? Apparently, the kids being born now are being labeled Generation Alpha, as if an old cycle is ending and a new one beginning.

    9/11, financial crises, hysteria around “climate change”, intensified geopolitical competition, wars, strange “pandemics” and medical tyranny have defined the last 20 years. What ties them together? Perhaps a global elite’s “solution” to the problem of Industrial Malthusianism.

    • Thanks: Badger Down
  91. @Been_there_done_that

    Maybe you’re right. Nuland, the American Jew, just happened to be in Ukraine. She had visited there a few times in the past year. She didn’t really spend \$5bn of the taxpayers’ money to foment trouble in Ukraine. And it could just be coincidence that the government was toppled and the Jews got in. When she said “Yats is the guy”, it could just have been a lucky guess. Biden, Hunter Biden, Kagan: it’s all pure coincidence. Why shouldn’t American govern-mentals be sniffing around trouble?

    • Agree: Doug Hillman
    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  92. Cking says:
    @James N. Kennett

    War does not benefit America, war is a looting offensive conducted against the United States Treasury and the American people’s Main St. economy, our existential system. War in Ukraine could only kill the useful idiots, the Ukie nazis, and leave the nation splintered, balkinized, with a portion left for Israel to plant her flag in the middle of the Pale of the Settlement, that is Ukraine today, facilitated by US blood and treasure of course.

  93. @Badger Down

    She didn’t really spend \$5bn of the taxpayers’ money to foment trouble in Ukraine.

    Your attempt at cynicism is ridiculous.

    \$5B was the amount spent since 1991, or 22 years.

    Nuland is not Jewish because she did not have a Jewish mother, unlike Putin.

    “Yats” is not Jewish. Don’t judge people by the style of glasses they wear.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  94. @Anon

    Dr Hudson is an expert critic of rapacious finance “capitalism” — neoliberalism, actually — not capitalism at all, just organized crime, profiting through fraud and violence. This Neocon crime syndicate, the Empire of Chaos and Lies, is at the very root of this conflict. Does Dr. Hudson’s analysis make him a communist? Conversely, does your endorsement of the current economic regime, which weaponizes terrorists and neo-Nazis, make you a fascist? Finally, do communists in general require repentance and absolution — more so than the war criminals and supporters like you at the center of the conflict?

  95. @Been_there_done_that

    You are lying once again because you cannot contradict the facts. I have proved all the assertions. I linked to…
    I linked to …
    I linked to …
    I pointed out…
    I linked to…
    I referred to…
    I exposed…

    Please point out the “lie”. You’ve proved nothing. You did none of that at all in your comment (#28). As noted, you linked solely to your own comment in another thread, and that comment itself included not a single supporting link. This is too easy for anyone to verify. The rest of your “rebuttal” is similar made-up crappola, without a shred of verifiable support.

    Youve thoroughly discredited yourself. When you find yourself in a deep hole, stop digging.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  96. Anonymous[134] • Disclaimer says:
    @Badger Down

    You’d better hope so, because you are going to experience the reality. In the meantime, you do have a nice bravado display.

  97. @Been_there_done_that

    The fact is that most of the people killed in the sniper massacre were demonstrators, who had already been killed weeks earlier, before the Munich Security Conference.

    That sort of “fact” is stranger than fiction, even if we remove your erroneous comma.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  98. The Ukrainian militants, who had settled on Azovstal, offered to exchange the civilians there for food and medicines, a representative of the headquarters of the operation to liberate the enterprise told RIA Novosti. Dachshund – one ton of food is exchanged for 15 civilians.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  99. @Here Be Dragon

    On the topic of corruption in Ukraine you wrote:

    You keep spreading rumors and lies.

    Any results?

    Here is what they have achieved in eight years

    You falsely accused me lying for having pointed out that in 2013 protesters at Maidan square in Kiev and elsewhere in Ukraine wanted closer relations with the EU in part because this association might have eventually led to less corruption in the country, whereas under Yanukovych it seemed clear the country was on a trajectory toward increased corruption, based on his conduct in office and deciding on closer relations with Russia, which is also notoriously corrupt. (Months after he had fled the country prosecutors claimed he had looted roughly \$100 billion.)

    It is irrefutable that EU membership entails numerous requirements dealing with bureaucratic processes and other mechanisms associated with avoiding corruption and cronyism. Minimum standards need to be adhered to, so countries must clean up shady practices before they can join. Currently Ukraine does not even have the status of an EU membership candidate, unlike Turkey, which has had this status since 1999. Indeed Ukraine’s request to attain this basic candidate status was rejected in Versailles a few weeks ago.

    You have engaged in one of the most basic flaws in logical reasoning by insinuating that demonstrators could not have had such aspirations as I described in 2013 – so I must have been lying – because, as it has turned out, corruption still exists, as highlighted by insufficient action in eight years. Yet the few instances you cited are likely not a comprehensive list. Furthermore, there is no basis for comparison because Yanukovych was no longer in office since then. More importantly, however, since it is fundamentally impossible to know or even foresee with certainty how certain matters will develop in the future, what matters is what premises motivated people’s sentiments at the time, in 2013.

    I see from your handle that you have already heard of dragons. Therefore, maybe you should go back to Sesame Street and see if they can teach you the elementary sequential concepts of Before and After.

    Image: Pink Dragon Muppet at Sesame Street

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
    , @Druid55
    , @GMC
  100. @Badger Down

    … stranger than fiction…

    Since demonstrators cannot be killed twice just substitute “of which others” for “who” in the following passage that I had written:

    …demonstrators, who had already been killed weeks earlier…

  101. @Doug Hillman

    You did none of that at all in your comment (#28).

    You want to have everything handed to you on a silver platter but you’re not going to get the full information in just one message; it would be too long. Cumulatively, over different threads, I have linked to various sources that fully support my conclusions and contentions. If you weren’t paying attention earlier you will have to find them in the comment archives using the keyboard “find” function. I am not going to spoon-feed you. If you are too lazy, then that’s your problem.

    • Replies: @Doug Hillman
  102. annamaria says:
    @Doug Hillman

    ” the Pentagon has also undergone a shift to ideologically-credentialed leadership, while experienced professionals have dwindled.”

    – The US is unredeemable because it became a pure business model influenced by dual-loyalty scum and captured by usurers and war profiteers. There are too many psychopaths and war profiteers in-charge for the western civilization to survive. ‘They’ want this money by any means; millions of maimed and killed is a song for the US Owners.

    Someone has proposed to begin a safari on the authors and signatories of PNAC, the subhuman manifesto for the ZUSA’s world domination. Until the scum like the late witch Albright (and still existing murderous witch Nuland and the whole inbred Kagan’s clan) are given voice by the Banksters (see the moral midget Yellin) and war profiteers (see the product of affirmative actions Austin and very pliable Milley) the world is in mortal danger.

    The US is rotten morally, and all other problems arise from this rot.

  103. annamaria says:
    @Anon

    “Russia s invasion of Ukraine”
    — Only a committed Banderist or a Russophobic Talmudist can show this total cognitive blindness toward the 14000 human beings murdered by self-proclaimed Ukrainian Nazis (financed by Mr. Kolomojsky, the president of the Jewish Community of Ukraine) when the Minsk Agreements (signed by Germany and France) were ready for implementation.

    The implementation of the agreements would stop the bloodshed by the Nazis and prevent the ongoing de-Nazification. The Minsk agreements were never implemented by Mr. Ze (a Jewish homoerotic comedian) in violation of his promises to the Ukrainian electorate. He followed the US Ziocons’ orders.

    And now the Jewish Lobby is bust with whitewashing the Nazis. Listen to the dirty Fishman. There is nothing that can clean the tribe from the stain of crimes against humanity in Russia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

  104. @Been_there_done_that

    You want to have everything handed to you on a silver platter but you’re not going to get the full information in just one message; it would be too long. Cumulatively, over different threads, I have linked to various sources that fully support my conclusions and contentions. If you weren’t paying attention earlier you will have to find them in the comment archives using the keyboard “find” function. I am not going to spoon-feed you. If you are too lazy, then that’s your problem.

    LOL! Wading thru the cesspool of your archives is a fool’s errand, requiring a full hazmat suit. Not for me. That’s not how it works here. Your arguments are incoherent, and from what I see on this thread alone, you’ve won troll-of-the-year award. Congrats.

  105. @Mike_from_Russia

    They’re just common criminals in uniforms with some political clout in a country such as is the Ukraine. Using human shields, killing civilians, taking hostages …

    • Agree: Mike_from_Russia
    • Replies: @Wielgus
  106. @Been_there_done_that

    Nudelman ” not Jewish because she did not have a Jewish mother”. You are simply citing Rabbinical “Law”. Pilpul and bullshit.

    Viccious happens to be married to Robert Kagan, a direct descendant of those Kagans who compelled the Khazarians to adopt Talmudism in the 8th Century Anus Dominated.

    Let’s face facts, Khazarians are fake Jews and you are of that tribe.

    • Replies: @Mario Partisan
  107. @Badger Down

    It’s a precarious business being a merc. Imagine having to fight alongside a guy getting paid 2 thousand dollars a day, or so they say, and you hardly making two hundred a month. And if he happens to be useless… also they’re an embarrassment and everyone wants them dead, especially the paymasters before payday.

  108. Mefobills says:
    @Doug Hillman

    Doug,

    Good Job on handling a propagandist.

    If they can engage in some sort of PiPul hair splitting on one point…. they will attack that point.

    It will be something like, don’t look at all the mounting evidence, but instead look at this! I am a magician, look at the shiny object (one point) in my active hand. Focus on the shiny.

    Been there’s take-off point never concedes pre-history, then he whips out the shiny, supposedly dazzling the audience. The shiny has a conceit, the pre-history takeoff point. The war is Russia’s fault because Russia initiated physical war by invading. The take off point is the invasion.

    Rule 13 is not followed well enough by Been There – He usually refrains from demonizing his opponents. I’m not sure of his technique, it usually involves a flat tone as if he possess expert knowledge.

    The technique is not working, his bosses in Tel-Aviv or the State Department need to pull his salary. That, or they need to up their game.

    See if you can fit his technique into Saul Alinsky’s rules. I can’t.

    https://sovereignnations.com/2019/03/07/saul-alinskys-13-rules-have-nots-gain-power/

    • Thanks: Doug Hillman
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
    , @CMC
  109. @Been_there_done_that

    No, I rightly accused you of lying, having pointed out that you were spreading rumors and lies, such as that anecdote about a number of former KGB generals preparing to overthrow the president and end the war in Ukraine, which you also described as being increasingly a mistake and economic catastrophe.

    You may be surprised to learn that there are no former KGB generals alive, except one who is very old and sick, as well as that KGB was terminated more than thirty years ago. You probably haven’t heard it either that since the beginning of the war the ruble has found a boost. The exchange rate is now even better than before the war.

    So there is no economic catastrophe. And the military situation is good as well. The first phase of the operation has been completed, Mariupol has been taken and now the Russians are destroying the fortifications in the East and are about to push the Ukrainian forces out of Donbass. There is no reason whatsoever to consider the war to be increasingly a mistake.

    Furthermore, you said it again that the proven fact regarding the US having designated officials in an orchestrated coup in Ukraine was incorrect Russian propaganda narrative, but as you should remember there is a transcript of a leaked Victoria Nuland phone call, published on the BBC web site – hardly a pro-Russian source, which confirms the opposite.

    The US Ambassador to Ukraine: I think the next phone call you want to set up, is the one you made to Yats. And I’m glad you put him on the spot on where he fits in this scenario.

    Victoria Nuland: Good. I don’t think Klitsch should go into the government. I don’t think it’s necessary, I don’t think it’s a good idea.

    Ukraine crisis: Transcript of leaked Nuland-Pyatt call
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26079957

    Even the BBC itself is not trying to refute or disregard the notion that the US was staging the events working behind the scenes, commenting that “this transcript suggests that the US has very clear ideas about what the outcome should be and is striving to achieve these goals.” You keep pretending that this evidence doesn’t exist.

    So keep watching Sesame Street or whatever it is you like. I have never heard of it before, but now I have read that it is a long running American children’s television series. Don’t miss the next episode kid.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  110. @Anon

    The US very much had nukes on Japanese territory…. Though Okinawa should have been given back it’s independence after WW2 – it wasn’t because the US wanted bases there to attack China. It posted nukes there – just as it did in Taiwan. And that’s why Taiwan will not be allowed to be independent. China is not stupid. Actually neither is North Korea – which is why they keep firing ballistic missiles toward Japan. That’s why Russia also put air defenses on the Kuril Islands. None of them are dumb to US intentions. Japan is still controlled by the US

  111. saggy says: • Website

    If you read what Klaus Schwab says at the World Economic Forum, he said there are 20 percent too many people in the world, especially in the Global South.

    It’s odd to me that ‘progressives’ rail against real or imagined efforts to control world population. All you need to do is look at the projections to know that Klaus Schwab is right and if we don’t solve this problem we’re going to be living on a naked planet …

    • Agree: Druid55
  112. @Wokechoke

    Actually, the press secretary of Sergei Lavrov said yesterday in an interview that there is an irrefutable evidence, that a large number of Israeli mercenaries are fighting shoulder to shoulder with the Azov regiment in Ukraine. And it turned out that there are videos of Israelis, probably officers, indeed fighting alongside the Azov troops, and it even has been reported on the Israeli web sites.

    “We want to give many thanks to all the nation of Israel, to the government of Israel, for helping us while we can fight against the Russians, in this difficult war,” said one fighter in accented Hebrew.

    “We want to thank all the Jews that are helping us,” said another alleged Israeli. “We’re here for the Ukrainians and for the entire nation whose lives are endangered, we’re helping them, we’re all here together doing good work.”

    “Thank you to Rabbi Moshe Asman that allowed us to feel the celebration and spirit of the holiday, thank you for the kosher food that we ate here, have a happy holiday, a kosher and happy Passover, happy holiday of freedom,” said another fighter said to be an Israeli.

    Israeli foreign fighters helping fight Russia in Ukraine
    https://www.jpost.com/international/article-705154

    • Replies: @annamaria
  113. Channeling the evil spirit of Madeleine Albright, “we think it was worth it, to feed 500,000 Ukrainians directly into Russian machine guns”

  114. @Doug Hillman

    …That’s not how it works here. Your arguments are incoherent…

    Oh, so now you’re playing the dictator who puts on a show to decide how things are supposed to work, apparently even too stupid to find information using keywords. I remember from prior exchanges that you are among the most despicable trolls here, lower even than fake news bloggers or “journalists”. Even after I pointed you to a specific document you refused to acknowledge the content and then claimed nothing was there; apparently you have a serious reading comprehension problem. All the evidence could be in front of your eyes and you would then simply pretend that it doesn’t mean anything, or it doesn’t mean what it says.

    If you really thought an argument was incoherent you would have gladly wanted to have pointed out in which way. Even in comment #28 above, to which you referred, I included a link to a summary, condensed to two paragraphs, all of which points an intelligent person could easily verify independently, without the easy shortcut of checking the comment archives. Of course, as a typical troll, your main task here in challenging inconvenient information is to lie and exaggerate, but you can only hope to appeal to the lowest common denominator of intelligence and credulity among readers. You’re just putting on a silly stunt here – you would call it your shtick.

    • LOL: Doug Hillman
  115. @Commentator Mike

    Absolutely, let the highly paid mercs lead the charge.

  116. Mefobills says:
    @SteveK9

    Glazyev stated somewhere that countries that join the monetary system that he and China are putting together, will be able to simply default on IMF and World Bank loans and start afresh. Something ‘Debt Jubilee’ Hudson should celebrate.

    SteveK9,

    That was in response to a query by Hudson.

    https://www.unz.com/pescobar/exclusive-russian-geoeconomics-tzar-sergey-glazyev-introduces-the-new-global-financial-system/

    The Cradle: Michael Hudson specifically asks that if this new system enables nations in the Global South to suspend dollarized debt and is based on the ability to pay (in foreign exchange), can these loans be tied to either raw materials or, for China, tangible equity ownership in the capital infrastructure financed by foreign non-dollar credit?

    Glazyev: Transition to the new world economic order will likely be accompanied by systematic refusal to honor obligations in dollars, euro, pound, and yen. In this respect, it will be no different from the example set by the countries issuing these currencies who thought it appropriate to steal foreign exchange reserves of Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and Russia to the tune of trillions of dollars. Since the US, Britain, EU, and Japan refused to honor their obligations and confiscated wealth of other nations which was held in their currencies, why should other countries be obliged to pay them back and to service their loans?

    Money’s true nature is law! Once the law is broken, then the gloves can come off. There is also well known doctrine in American law (New York) about sordid debts, where they can be shrugged off. In other words, globo-homo does not care about American law, and instead America is being used as the whore of babylon.

    Another thought being bounced around in Eurasian circles is whether or not patents or intellectual property of the West should be honored.

    In other words, Russia could just copy and substitute western technology without regard to penalty.

    Instead, Russians are acting with high levels of honor, and are doing their best to pay back dollar loans, in dollars, despite Russian FX reserves having been stolen/frozen.

    Money’s true nature is Law, and behind the law is force. There is also a honor aspect to money, as two parties agree to engage in consensual trade.

    The West is using all elements of force projection to then uphold the current globo-homo system.

    Globo-Homo Atlantacism came into full flower by 1694 in London. It requires a supra-national body of investors (City of London), a investor class, who has the money power.

    It requires a debt spreading private bank, such that the money power is controlled by stock owners.

    It requires a rubber stamping democracy parliament, where the “creditors” have veto power.

    It requires “free market” theology, to then pass hypnosis that free markets are god, such that the creditors can operate freely, taking usury and sordid gain.

    It requires free movement of capital, and said capital is to be international. In other words, some sort of international money is required for globo-homo, as a pre condition to extend international law. The dollar is now being used as a whore.

    It requires free movement (free markets) for labor, such that importation of people can drive down labor costs. This way Capital is held up relative to labor.

    It requires untaxing the creditor class, so that their gains can be made at the expense of sovereign nation hood. The law is to be perverted to support the financier gains.

    It requires using the money power to manipulate democracy and parliament, to then insure capital assets over-seas are protected.

    It requires a blue water navy for power projection, to then control the rims.

    In other words, Globo Homo is a very sophisticated construct. But, they seriously screwed up when they stole Russian reserves.

    The Stolypin Group is lucky to have a thinker like Glazyev.

    So far, Rim theory is being thwarted by A2AD, and this will be proven out by the war in Ukraine.

    This is for all the marbles. What was created in London in 1694 has to be defeated so that man can live free. Now if only the Russians can heed Hudson about Jubilees, then Eurasia will become the “shining city on the hill.”

    • Thanks: annamaria, Spanky
    • Replies: @Mefobills
  117. @Here Be Dragon

    …a leaked Victoria Nuland phone call, published on the BBC web site – hardly a pro-Russian source, which confirms the opposite.

    You are very late to this topic. I linked to the transcript of the tapped call weeks ago and explained the content. Contrary to your assertion, the passage you quoted does not prove the opposite. She was merely confirming an already prevalent opinion about two of the opposition leaders. “Yats” had the best qualifications and previously declined an offer to become prime minister because he did not want to serve under the unpopular kleptocrat regime. If the ambassador had been less polite he would have simply told Nuland “Yea, well, duh“. Her effort to get a UN official involved in the second part of the conversation to mediate an agreement contradicts the notion she was plotting. She failed in that effort because she was outmaneuvered by the EU.

    This time you are just exposing how gullible you are to actually repeat the Russian propaganda, concocted years later, after many had forgotten the sequence of events back then, which claimed she was plotting a coup. These kind of fake stories only work on people who are uninformed and too trusting of what they read, also cannot think critically, and prefer to believe a narrative if the implications conform to their political biases. In light of your egregious display of flawed logic in the previous post I responded to, you may want to revise your incorrect interpretation of this issue (the phone call) too.

  118. Anon[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @emerging majority

    The fact that you can not actually offer any counterarguments means I WIN.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  119. Anon[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @emerging majority

    There’s a fascist born every day.

  120. Mefobills says:
    @Mefobills

    Addendum:

    Rim theory requires controlling where water touches the rims (the ports), so that water borne trade can be interdicted, thus shutting down commerce.

    If I were the Russians, I would land-lock Ukraine, such that it has no access to the Black Sea.

    This is for all the marbles, and taking away the Rims is an important geo-political objective that Putin may or may not be wise enough to understand.

    Hitler made a huge mistake in not understanding naval power projection, and Russia being a “land power” can also make the same mistake. Glazyev has admitted that London started both WW1 and WW2.

    Unfortunately, Putin seems to believe in Great Patriotic War Propaganda. People at the top of the hierarchy cannot be allowed to indulge in fantasy.

  121. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    These kind of fake stories only work on people who are uninformed and too trusting of what they read, also cannot think critically, and prefer to believe a narrative if the implications conform to their political biases.

    You basically are accusing Hudson of not being able to think critically. That Hudson’s narrative about Ukraine is somehow false.

    And you have filled up the threads with your PiLPul in order to divert attention from real critical thought.

    Hudson already banned the Lolbertarians Truth Vigilante and One Born Freedumb, because they engaged in vicious ad-hominems.

    Their libertarian false theology was threated by Hudson’s truth telling. It seems you are also threatened.

    • Agree: Notsofast
  122. You basically are accusing Hudson of not being able to think critically.

    No, because I presume he does not follow all the comments in response to interviews he appeared in, or articles he wrote. If you read carefully, not thinking critically was only one of four attributes, all of which needed to obtain, because they are connected by the words “and” or “also”. (The other three are uninformed, trusting, and preferred belief.) I was referring to the trolls and many of those who comment here regularly.

    Note that, when you listen to the interview, Hudson strains somewhat to formulate what I have exposed as a lie, so he seems to suspect that something is fishy about the narrative; in other words it does not necessarily appeal to him. All he needs to do is to stop repeating the gratuitous nonsense, including references to “global warming”, because this stuff is irrelevant to – and therefore dilutes – the valid points he makes. It is always better for specialist to stick to what they know and refrain from repeating extraneous allegations they have not themselves verified as factual.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  123. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    Here is more on your flawed logic, because you are not able to see the big picture. Your paymasters want you to divert the topic, and muddy the waters.

    Ellen Brown is noticing the same things that I am, as well as Dr. Hudson:

    https://scheerpost.com/2022/05/04/ellen-brown-a-monetary-reset-where-the-rich-dont-own-everything/

    Transition to the new world economic order will likely be accompanied by systematic refusal to honor obligations in dollars, euro, pound, and yen. In this respect, it will be no different from the example set by the countries issuing these currencies who thought it appropriate to steal foreign exchange reserves of Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and Russia to the tune of trillions of dollars. Since the US, Britain, EU, and Japan refused to honor their obligations and confiscated wealth of other nations which was held in their currencies, why should other countries be obliged to pay them back and to service their loans?

    In any case, participation in the new economic system will not be constrained by the obligations in the old one. Countries of the Global South can be full participants of the new system regardless of their accumulated debts in dollars, euro, pound, and yen. Even if they were to default on their obligations in those currencies, this would have no bearing on their credit rating in the new financial system. Nationalization of extraction industry, likewise, would not cause a disruption. Further, should these countries reserve a portion of their natural resources for the backing of the new economic system, their respective weight in the currency basket of the new monetary unit would increase accordingly, providing that nation with larger currency reserves and credit capacity. In addition, bilateral swap lines with trading partner countries would provide them with adequate financing for co-investments and trade financing.

    The Ukraine war has many authors, but the underlying cause is debt spreading. Even now, Ukraine is being offered loans, which likely can never be paid off. That puts Ukrainians onto a debt hook, and they hence become debt slaves… forever.

    Western Globo Homo (your paymasters) is predicated on a fundamental lie about the nature of reality.

    This is the reality, hiding in plain sight.

    In ancient Mesopotamia, it was called a Jubilee. When debts at interest grew too high to be repaid, the slate was wiped clean. Debts were forgiven, the debtors’ prisons were opened, and the serfs returned to work their plots of land. This could be done because the king was the representative of the gods who were said to own the land, and thus was the creditor to whom the debts were owed. The same policy was advocated in the Book of Leviticus, though it is unclear to what extent this biblical Jubilee was implemented.

    That sort of across-the-board debt forgiveness can’t be done today because most of the creditors are private lenders. Banks, landlords and pension fund investors would go bankrupt if their contractual rights to repayment were simply wiped out. But we do have a serious debt problem, and it is largely structural. Governments have delegated the power to create money to private banks, which create most of the circulating money supply as debt at interest. They create the principal but not the interest, so more money must be repaid than was created in the original loan. Debt thus grows faster than the money supply

    Globo Homo is predicated on private bank debt spreading, along with other conditions I laid out earlier.

    This means that you are on the wrong side of history, and now that you have been made aware, if you persist it shows you lack empathy. If you prove yourself as a sociopath, you should be banned.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  124. @Been_there_done_that

    Oh.

    You linked to the transcript weeks ago, and explained the content. Well, I didn’t know that. Excuse me, that’s a shame. I am going to scroll through your comments right now, and look it up. I will read it carefully, so I can finally understand.

    And you are going to make a good rabbi one day.

    • LOL: Doug Hillman
  125. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    Please explain exactly what Dr. Hudson gets wrong.

    Your basic point near as I can tell, is that Hudson is operating under faulty premises.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  126. Wielgus says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Historically the combat value of mercs has been mixed. Sometimes they are good fighters but sometimes they would decide they were not being paid enough for the risk of getting killed, so they did not fight. They also might reach agreements with other mercs fighting for their enemy, as part of a sort of Freemasonry of mercs. When the French invaded Italy in 1494, many condottieri mercenaries refused to fight them, and indeed standing armies tended to prove superior to them in general. Swiss mercenaries were generally both ferocious and militarily reliable, however.

  127. @Mefobills

    …you are not able to see the big picture. Your paymasters want you to divert the topic…

    You are being too presumptuous and indulging in fantasies; it is completely unwarranted. I understand optimization, game theory, and international economics, have also read three of Hudson’s books (Killing the Host, J is for Junk Economics, Bubble and Beyond, and some of Forgive them their Debts, much of which derived from David Graeber’s Debt), all borrowed from the library. I realized long ago that most participants involved, especially Europe and Ukraine, but also Russia, would be adversely impacted by a protracted war conducted on this scale. In case Putin were to be toppled soon, this would confirm such an assessment. I sensed what was brewing a little over four years ago, after Putin’s staged interview with applause crescendo, in Königsberg / Kaliningrad, and subsequent ballistic missile installations there. (The comment archive documents my initial post, in April 2018, pertaining to this unresolved conflict.) My recent focus here has been on exposing propaganda lies that seek to promote support for Russia’s aggressive cause, for which activity I do not need or have “paymasters“.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  128. annamaria says:
    @Here Be Dragon

    They are, indeed, Judeo-Nazis.

    Zionists want Ukraine and they have a visceral hatred of Russia. One of the assumptions on the webnet is that Zionists want to see all Ukrainian males killed and all Ukrainian women and children enslaved.

    However, there seems to emerge another malicious plan, very much in the spirit of “humanitarian intervention” so loved by psychopathic Clinton, Obama, and Samantha Powers (married to Zionist):

    https://21stcenturywire.com/2022/05/03/revealed-are-france-and-nato-shipping-depleted-uranium-weaponry-into-ukraine/

    According to L’Opinion, French aid covers several different areas. One of the most important contributions also relates to satellite imagery. France has several observation satellites (Helios, Pléiades and CSO) which allow it to provide images several times a day to the Ukrainian general staff. …
    According to the various statements made by Macron’s government, we can gather that Milan missiles, Caesar guns and shells, are the bulk of these deliveries. It is very clear that this material was chosen because it meets the following criteria:
    End-of-life equipment (old)
    Depleted uranium bombs/missiles

    https://uraniumisagenocidegiant.com/2022/01/09/ukraines-javelin-missiles-with-depleted-uranium-being-readied-for-battle/

    Ukraine has recently received foreign military support with among other things Javelin antitank missiles and fielded them in training against a tank target. All the data presented by the Ukrainian military confirms that these Javelins have depleted uranium warheads. The missiles weigh 50 pounds each (a bit more than 22 kilograms) and can travel a flabbergasting 1,5 km. The clouds above are literally carried by the warheads as they are fired (so the clouds are behind the soldiers before fire and pass in front of them after) and the darkening of the tank target is total.

    Russian tribunals are going to convict low-life war criminals but the real big-time war criminals are those who make the decision to abandon the Ukrainian soldiers to their fate, particularly when soldiers want to surrender, and those deciders who are happy to pollute huge swaths of populated areas with depleted uranium as this happened in Iraq and now is happening in Ukraine.
    The grave problem of today’s world is the total unaccountability of the worst criminals for their enormous crimes against humanity. Considering the availability of information, a good doxxing of the Blairs, Obamas, Clintons, Arbuthnots, Kagans, Kristols is long overdue.

    • Agree: Notsofast
  129. @Mefobills

    …basic point…that Hudson is operating under faulty premises.

    As I stated just before, my point was that his comments about a “coup” were gratuitous and extraneous, so of course they were not even valid “premises” to his argument. I agreed with what he said about Ukrainian corruption and commented that this deplorable situation fueled the rage and aspirations of demonstrators, so in light of that understanding it was not even necessary, from a US perspective, to stage a “coup“, and, as it turned out, EU diplomatic efforts, launched at the 2014 Munich Security Conference, ultimately provoked the president’s de facto surrender, and subsequent parliamentary votes confirmed his removal due to his voluntary departure. I thought Hudson’s estimate of a thirty year war was too conjectural and certainly intolerable to those in power. My initial response was legitimate. Subsequent comments were in defense of vicious attacks.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  130. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    I worry about normies, not high IQ people.

    Normally high IQ correlates with high levels of morality. Whenever I run into somebody who has high IQ and lacks morality, then my sociopath detector goes off.

    The underlying dynamics of Globo Homo are to debt spread and then let the new debts pay old debts.

    In the case of Rome, they conquered the periphery and then put them into debts, to then pay the center.

    The West never learned from the collapse of Rome. Our ((friends))) also ran a creditor dynamic, where their in-group operated to indebt host populations.

    My recent focus here has been on exposing propaganda lies that seek to promote support for Russia’s aggressive cause, for which activity I do not need or have “paymasters“.

    Russia’s cause is not aggression, it is defensive. Of course you will never agree to this analysis, because you have already chosen sides.

    You already answered the Gay Pride Litmus test, and thus proved which side you are on.

    https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/twice-in-a-century-russia-faces-a-war-of-annihilation/?showcomments#comment-5234882

    Decades ago I was amused by seeing the beginning highlight of the long gay parades in San Francisco at the end of June, the notorious Dykes on Bikes showing off their excessive blubber and black leather gear amid heavy metal thunder. It was all very expressive and colorful. In general, people like to have fun and celebrate at the very beginning of summer, just after the solstice; it’s an important Scandinavian tradition for publicly exhibiting joy.

    Been to the Gay Parade, and done that!

    There has to be some sort of way of reaching normies, I’m not worried about High IQ people, they can see through you easy enough.

    This chart at link below is what is at play in the West, and the reason Russia was attacked in the 90’s and Ukraine was attacked with debt mechanics, including Color Revolution false flag coup.

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/xUi79Rq1ZTRLuV0IM2kz5AmcuU2j0Hp2ACSb2HqGiOP_tuEhjZl6tHWT6xTA2bW7CX_7VDbxHvwvfEMv284kBqhGRMCIuSgm4JKJkE_6VIF-srEBklUPA1RBRYJ8RS_4D6V2ygb5WKIg_wAZcg

  131. Mefobills says:
    @annamaria

    Russian tribunals are going to convict low-life war criminals but the real big-time war criminals are those who make the decision to abandon the Ukrainian soldiers to their fate, particularly when soldiers want to surrender, and those deciders who are happy to pollute huge swaths of populated areas with depleted uranium as this happened in Iraq and now is happening in Ukraine.

    Don’t forget about Serbia.

    Serbia rejected the “independence” of Kosovo, an area full of illegal immigrants from Albania that NATO globo homo wanted for their own reasons.

    This was comparable to the US Southwest some day declaring independence from the US because it had illegally become majority-Mexican.

    To punish Serbia for opposing this outrageous demand that it detach a third of its territory and give it to illegal aliens, the US, under President Bill Clinton, a murderer (Vince Foster and Commerce Secretary Ron Brown), and serial rapist, began a bombing campaign. He also did it to please his sociopathic wife, Hillary.

    Bill Clinton and Nato …..rained down bombs and shells for 78 days straight on Serbia that contained depleted uranium, which has a half-life of BILLIONS of years!

    Result: a wave of cancer for the innocent Serbians.

    https://ecis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

    The main reason U.S. and Globo Homo are evil, is that they are run by string pullers of the usury capital class. This is a hidden capital class of investors and owners.

    These types of people can easily become sociopaths, and they have money sickness. The world is not enough. There is no empathy for a nation’s people, as they are “international.” These are the same types of people the at Putin and Stalin before him, called the “rootless cosmopolitan.”

    Jewish Oligarchs in Ukraine meet the definition of “rootless cosmopolitans.”

    As long as they can break off chunks of Serbia, or take over Ukraine, or divvy up Russia into so many new dollarized debt instruments, then it is all good.

    The rootless cosmopolitan can then escape to some bolt-hole in the world, and be serviced by new debt slaves, while debtors elsewhere in the world support their cosmopolitan capital position.

    A proper power vertical, say as in Belarus, was able to resist Globo Homo during the Covid plandemic. Russian power vertical still has Atlantacist fifth columnists that Putin has been unable to eject, until lately.

    One of the aims of the war should be to create a proper hierarchy in Russia, but sometimes I doubt that Putin has the wisdom to do the right thing. Putin has still not fixed the central bank.

    • Agree: annamaria
  132. @Mefobills

    …Gay Pride Litmus test…

    You have an obsession with this issue. One has to at least visit such an event to see first-hand what it is all about.

    …debt mechanics…

    Most other industrialized countries are playing the same game. It is easy to predict the dollar’s eventual “collapse”, but is certainly not imminent. It reminds me of Netanyahu’s warning, for the past few decades already, that Iran could produce a nuclear weapon any moment now.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @Mefobills
  133. Wielgus says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Wow. Hostage negotiation. In other circumstances it would be called “terrorism”.

  134. @annamaria

    In order to celebrate the liberating values of these Javelins, and the billion years of blessings that depleted uranium brings to all human generations, ?elensky, dressed in formal black leather, with Victoria Nudelman holding the leash to his dog collar while thwacking her riding breeches with a leather crop, has declared that, from now on, he will be addressed as ‘Javelina’ while awaiting gender re-assignment surgery in an Israeli clinic. ‘Loretta’ was taken.

  135. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    You have an obsession with this issue (gay parade my note). One has to at least visit such an event to see first-hand what it is all about.

    It is a way to reach low IQ normies. Your objective is to PILPUL normies as they nod along with your sophomoric arguments. Simple people can be led around by the nose.

    Low IQ people can also be reached with memes, or some sort of simple litmus test.

    Using Saul Alinsky tactics, I now bequeath to you a new name:

    Been to the Gay Parade and done that.

    It is not me that made up the litmus test, it was Patriarch Kirill:

    https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2022/03/09/patriarch-kirill-russian-invasion-due-to-gay-pride-parades/

    Sometimes it gets down to brass tacks, and people have to pick a side.

    You have picked Globo-Homo, and debt slavery as your side.

    Until I can think of a better litmus test, then gay parade it is.

    All civilizations that polarize under debt mechanics, degenerate – and lascivious behavior is one indicator of this slippery slope into feudalism. Norms of civilized behavior are thrown out the window, and man becomes more animal like, especially as his “daily bread” is put under threat.

  136. @Mefobills

    When Emmanuel Goldstein does not work, reach for Saul Alinsky-better call on Saul.

    • Agree: Mefobills
  137. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    Most other industrialized countries are playing the same game. It is easy to predict the dollar’s eventual “collapse”, but is certainly not imminent.

    The West is trying to protect its “international” credit methods, hence the attack on Russia/China.

    China didn’t follow the Atlantacist template, and allow Western Capital to take over. China kept is sovereignty and state banks.

    Hudson’s article on “creditocracy” explains the mechanism; but you know this already right? Since you have read Hudson.

  138. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    As I stated just before, my point was that his comments about a “coup” were gratuitous and extraneous, so of course they were not even valid “premises” to his argument.

    The Maidan Coup was gratuitous and extraneous?

    Hudson can defend himself since he is high IQ.

    To my view, the coup is a central element. But then, you have already picked your side.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  139. @Mefobills

    The Harvard Boys led by Sachs were Jews. The oligarchs who stole the Soviet’s wealth were almost all Jews. My God! The coincidence!

    • Agree: annamaria
  140. Jim H says:

    ‘Since the US, Britain, EU, and Japan refused to honor their obligations and confiscated wealth of other nations which was held in their currencies, why should other countries be obliged to pay them back and to service their loans?’ — Glazyev, quoted by Mefobills

    An arresting argument, to be sure.

    In wartime, the gloves come off. The niceties of ‘rule of law’ (such as it is) are supplanted by brute force.

    Confiscation of Russia’s forex reserves, I suppose, will prove in retrospect to have been a watershed event in economic history.

    When rule of law gurgles down the drain, law of the jungle is all that remains.

    How many hypersonic missiles has the pope?

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  141. Druid55 says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    You Ziocons are a disgusting bunch! Nothing more to say to you

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  142. @emerging majority

    Meanwhile L and DPR militias continue to find NATO friendly manuals teaching weapons to children in Ukraine. But of course this won’t make it to western media.

    • Thanks: Agent76, Spanky
  143. @Z-man

    Anyone can do what they want… What’s correct is the question. Judgement Day is a fearful thing… not one to take lightly

  144. @Jim H

    So now that they are no longer strong enough to go loot rich countries like Iraq and Libya they have to resort to this new ploy of stealing other people’s wealth held legally in their own territories. Thieves gonna thieve. I doubt they’ll find much to steal in the Solomon Islands, but even small countries like this are wary of Western /Aussie thieves and are looking for someone stronger to provide them with security.

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
  145. Hudson is more than happy to allow Putin to swallow Ukraine. Ukrainians are fighting for the existence against a monster in Moscow who is a know murderer and fascist dictator.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  146. @Mefobills

    The Maidan Coup was gratuitous and extraneous?

    No, Hudson’s comment about what is referred to as the Maidan Revolution was, because I have shown that the transformation – if one wants to insist on referring to it as a coup – was a European diplomatic coup with parliamentary follow-up legislation. Hudson’s remarks about Ukrainian corruption were a premise to the notion that this transition was a positive development, so there is a hint of contradiction, which is resolved by understanding what actually occurred.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @annamaria
  147. @Druid55

    You Ziocons are a disgusting bunch!

    You ought to explain exactly why you have associated me with Zionist Neo-Cons, especially since I have not supported them, as can be researched in the comment archives. Even more recently, my pointing out that Victoria Nuland was outmaneuvered by European diplomatic efforts in bringing about a resolution to the tensions surrounding the conflict in Kiev in February 2014 definitely does not make me a “Ziocon“. If you cannot make a case for your allegation then maybe you are just another troll engaging in false projections.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  148. @emerging majority

    It’s interesting to witness Jews deny the Jewishness of people that are universally acknowledged to be Jewish and who self-identity as Jewish.

    I’ve encountered a number of instances where Zionist Jews have, within the same discussion, accepted a third party’s Jewishness and denied it, depending on what they thought was the “strategic” answer at that particular moment. When useful to affirm it, they affirmed it, and when useful to deny it, they denied it, as if I wouldn’t remember their own words.

    The “Jewish Mind” fascinates me. To me, they are like high functioning schizoids. The “lying Jew” is certainly a stereotype, but sometimes I wonder if Jews ever truly lie.

    For instance, when they affirm the Jewishness of someone, they are employing one “definition” and then switch (in silence) to another definition when denying said persons Jewish identity. In each statement they are speaking “truthfully”, because they have changed the unstated definition employed between the affirmation and the denial, and it seems that at times they are not even aware of the contradiction until an outside party points it out them.

    An example would be – how can you be an anti-Semite if you like Norman Finkelstein? If you respond that liking him makes you not an anti-Semite, they will respond that he is not a “real” Jew and therefore your liking him is not a defense against the charge of anti-Semitism.

    In short, I have never come across a group of people who can speak so much BS without ever experiencing cognitive dissonance. Truly fascinating.

    It’s late and I have been at the bar, but now that I realize it, this comment is under an article involving a number of Grey Zone voices, which is a project led by a very talented group of anti-Zionist Jews – obviously Max, but also Aaron, who pings my J-dar. I like all of them a lot.

    These are precisely the kinds of Jews that the Zionists will cite in a “heads I win, tails you lose” Sanhedrin, just as, in reverse, they will simultaneously affirm and deny the Jewishness of someone like V. Nudelman-Kagan.

    Mendacity will be the Achilles heal of Zionism.

    • Thanks: W
  149. @Mefobills

    Russia should tell every foreign embassy that displays the LGBT rainbow flag to pack up and leave.

    • Agree: Mefobills
  150. Further settlement of Ukrainians on the planet

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Bombercommand
  151. Agent76 says:

    May 1, 2022 Intel Vets: Nuclear Weapons Cannot Be Un-Invented

    Mr. President: Mainstream media have marinated the minds of most Americans in a witches’ brew of misleading information on Ukraine – and on the exceedingly high stakes of the war. On the chance you are not getting the kind of “untreated” intelligence President Truman hoped for by restructuring intelligence, we offer below a 12-point factsheet. Some of us were intelligence analysts during the Cuban missile crisis and see a direct parallel in Ukraine. As to VIPs’ credibility, our record since Jan. 2003 – whether on Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, or Russia – speaks for itself.

    https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2022/05/01/intel-vets-nuclear-weapons-cannot-be-un-invented/

    • Thanks: annamaria
  152. @Anon

    “I WIN”. That simple statement outs you. Prima facie evidence that you are a Gamer, posting from mama’s basement. Are you looking forward to beginning to shave?

  153. @Mario Partisan

    Fascinating perpective. It’s been years since I’ve been around Jews, mainly due to the fact that I got the hell outta big cities and moved to one of the poorest counties in my state. Low population density and not much extra \$\$\$ floating around. It’s the kind of place which most Jews find unattractive. Fly-over country they would say.

    Most people with the get up and go, got up and went. Some very discerning types are moving in, or moving back. So intellectual stimulation is something one generally needs to accomplish on one’s own. One sterling positive here is that while the “book learning” level is nowhere near that of my library; the relative proportion of common-sense and elementary know-how is through the roof.

    Also, truth telling, honor and respect are profoundly abundant… an atmosphere where all “connected” Jews would find disquieting.

  154. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    No, Hudson’s comment about what is referred to as the Maidan Revolution was, because I have shown that the transformation – if one wants to insist on referring to it as a coup – was a European diplomatic coup with parliamentary follow-up legislation.

    So, the Maidan revolution was a European diplomatic coup, sanctioned by parliamentary follow-up legislation?

    You live in upside down world.

    George Freidman would disagree with you. George Friedman, the well-known American political scientist, visited Moscow. Stratfor, the private analytical and intelligence agency which he directs, is often referred to in the US as a « shadow CIA. » In an interview with « Kommersant » he talked about what goals the United States is pursuing in Ukraine, and explained why these goals are incompatible with Russian interests. Friedman called it the most blatant coup in history.

    Stratfor provides intelligence for the “investor class,” the same class of creditors who have jammed a debt hook into the mouth of innocent Ukrainians. Innocent Ukrainians are to be made into perpetual debtors, or even ejected from their ancestral lands if they cannot pay.

    https://groupegaullistesceaux.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/stratfor-chiefs-most-blatant-coup-in-history-interview-translated-in-full/

    This is the translation of the interview George Friedman of Stratfor gave to the Russian newspaper Kommersant in December 2014 and has been cited numerous times since. Apparently you didn’t get the memo. The coup was in February, and already by December, Stratfor had done an analysis, and then for some reason spilled the beans to the Russians. Friedman often cannot keep his lips sealed, as he suffers from Hubris.

    « Americans know that this is nonsense. The first example of the changing of borders by force was Yugoslavia. And Kosovo was only the culmination of this process. »
    « For all of the last 100 years Americans have pursued a very consistent foreign policy. Its main goal: to not allow any state to amass too much power in Europe. »
    « Today the US is seeking to block the emergence of a whole range of potential regional hegemons: Serbia, Iran, Iraq. »
    « Russia calls the events that took place at the beginning of this year a coup d’etat organized by the United States. And it truly was the most blatant coup in history. »
    « About three years ago, in one of my books, I predicted that as soon as Russia starts to increase its power and demonstrate it, a crisis would occur in Ukraine. »

    Glazyevs book predicts the big trends and it came out about 6 years ago. So, there are many thinkers who are able to see the big trends, and they DONT agree with you.

    https://thewallwillfall.org/2022/03/30/events-like-this-happen-once-a-century-sergey-glazyev/

    The U.S. creditocracy is trying to maintain its hegemony, which ultimately is debt spreading of the dollar, and an investor class trying to own the world (and to own Ukraine).

    Say, 100 years ago, the British Empire was trying to maintain its hegemony in the world. When it was already losing economically to the combined resources of the Russian Empire and Germany, the First World War provoked by British intelligence was unleashed, during which all three European empires self-destructed.

    England started both world wars because her Creditocracy and empire was threatened. U.S. dollar hegemony and creditocracy took over from England after WW2, and is now threatened, and is unleashing war.

    The periphery is to be put into debts to maintain the center.

    I’ve pointed you at Friedman before, but you do not want to listen, you have picked sides.

  155. annamaria says:
    @Quartermaster

    Ukraine has been thoroughly Judeo-Nazified and you are still not aware of the fact… The Ukrainian boys and men are dying for Zelensky & Kolomojsky’s comforts. It was not for nothing that the President of the Jewish Community of Ukraine founded and funded the self-proclaimed Nazi formations (death squads) against Russians in eastern Ukraine. And he is fine and feted by other Jews. The Jewish Community at large has applauded Kolomojsky, the founder of Nazi battalions. This is Judea’s War on Russia.

    The war profiteers are only happy to follow their Zionist masters. Zelensky prohibited the Ukrainian soldiers to surrender and save their lives, but he evacuated all Jewish men to Israel and the EU. According to Zelensky, Ukraine is destined for Jews only.

    By using Biletsky’s definition, the Banderites are indeed Semite-led Untermsnehen. The thuggish Anti-Defamation League (part of the Jewish Lobby) even emphasized the virtue of Ukrainian Banderites by pointing out that the Banderrites “don’t attack Jews and Jewish institutions.” Correct. The Canadian and Ukrainian Banderites have been paid on orders from Zionists. The Banderites were bought, on the cheap.

    Mazel Tov, Banderites!
    Stepan Bandera’s memory got its comeuppance, finally. Zionists and Banderites have united against Christian Russia. This is Stepan Bandera’s bloody legacy: the Semite-led Banderites.

  156. GMC says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    Good comment , for the record and I lived there way before Yanuk was president and way after, so the EU , China, Russia, Israel, USA, the Globalists { Monsanto, Carghil, Bechtel, etc. } were all in on the corruption in Ukraine and in eastern Europe – for many many years.

    Old man Yanuk was not biased, he took money from everyone , while his family ran the Ukraine National Bank , which is where ALL bills were paid into. And he wasn’t the only Prez or Government workers that got Filthy rich on these Connections. Half the World was in Ukraine because of the under the table Arms deals, smuggling, and the Entire bought off Country, not to mention the central Eastern European location that could use the Black Sea ports of Odecca, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey , to their advantages. Gee – I wonder why Odecca was soooo Jewish all those centuries?

    Yanuk, the Rich and the Jew Oligarchs always get away with the loot, the crimes, and they always have someone else to blame – while the peasants get caught up in the X fire. Even today the Ukraine Jew Prez , with his Nazi armies have the American people cheering him and the Banderas Boyz on – as all the WW II Vets that fought the Nazis and Fascists — get pissed on.

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  157. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    European diplomatic efforts in bringing about a resolution to the tensions surrounding the conflict in Kiev in February 2014 definitely does not make me a “Ziocon“

    Europeans are vassals of America. Germany is especially in vassalage status.

    A book can be written about what you don’t know, and yet you preen as if you have some sort of inside knowledge. It’s annoying. That’s why people think you are a Jew. Jews, as part of their in-group survival methods, emit hypnosis. Think of it like a parasite duping the host. People don’t like it when somebody is blowing hot air up their rectum.

    The Minsk agreement was Ukraine/Russia/OSCE with France and Germany to be the mediators.

    Merkel especially was to mediate the agreement, but she failed. Why? Because Germany is a vassal state. It is likely that Merkel was who convinced Putin to do Nordstream, so Germany could break away from vassalage status.

    Minsk II was signed on Feb. 12, 2015.

  158. Mefobills says:
    @Mario Partisan

    The “Jewish Mind” fascinates me. To me, they are like high functioning schizoids. The “lying Jew” is certainly a stereotype, but sometimes I wonder if Jews ever truly lie.

    We probably need to start thinking in terms of epigenetics, where DNA is adjusted by the mother so the offspring can survive environmental pressure.

    There is another angle too, and that is Sheldrakes morphic resonance theory. The theory cannot be put down, because it can be replicated scientifically. So, there is something going on with collective memory.

    In other words, a number of jews could be plugged into each other with collective memory, and this memory in turn is reinforced with epigenitics.

    Hitler was probably right, in that Jews should be ejected, and there might be a genetic basis. That is, Hitler could be proved right by science, and new science is being unfolded in modern times.

    The answer to the Jew problem was instinctively known by Hitler:

    https://hitler.org/writings/Mein_Kampf/mkv1ch03.html

    By rejecting the authority of the individual and replacing it by the numbers of some momentary mob, the parliamentary principle of majority rule sins against the basic aristocratic principle of Nature, though it must be said that this view is not necessarily embodied in the present-day decadence of our upper ten thousand

    .

    The devastation caused by this institution of modern parliamentary rule is hard for the reader of Jewish newspapers to imagine, unless he has learned to think and examine independently. It is, first and foremost, the cause of the incredible inundation of all political life with the most inferior, and I mean the most inferior, characters of our time. Just as the true leader will withdraw from all political activity which does not consist primarily in creative achievement and work, but in bargaining and haggling for the favor of the majority, in the same measure this activity will suit the small mind and consequently attract it.

    I’ve explained in my comment history, how parliamentary government was invented by the “creditor class” of Sephardic Jews, while on sojourn in the lowlands (Holland after 1492).

    The “mob” is maneuvered from behind the scenes, and parliamentarians are ventriloquist dummies.

    • Thanks: annamaria
  159. annamaria says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    The event of January 6, 2021, was a real homegrown revolution, which proceeded without foreign intervention such as the decisive presence of the State Dept. Ziocon Nuland-Kagan, \$5 billion allotted by the State Dept. for subversive activities in Ukraine, and the use of paid snipers. https://www.britannica.com/event/United-States-Capitol-attack-of-2021

    United States Capitol attack of 2021, storming of the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, by a mob of supporters of Republican Pres. Donald J. Trump. The attack disrupted a joint session of Congress convened to certify the results of the presidential election of 2020, which Trump had lost to his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden. Because its object was to prevent a legitimate president-elect from assuming office, the attack was widely regarded as an insurrection or attempted coup d’état. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law-enforcement agencies also considered it an act of domestic terrorism.

    Only Talmudists can have it both ways.
    In Kiev, 2014, the act of domestic terrotism was arranged by Zionists of the US State Department in collaboration with self-proclaimed Nazis.

  160. annamaria says:
    @Mike_from_Russia

    “This is WWII cemetery.”
    — The US Ziocons have decided the neo-Nazified future of Europe, and the gutless, opportunistic, and easily blackmailed European governmental officials (from von Leyen to Scholz) obliged.
    The cordial embrace of the Ukrainian Banderites (self-proclaimed Nazis) by American and European Zionists has two significant consequences:

    1. The open desecration of the memory of victims of WWII demands immediate modifications of European mythology/history, including “revisions” of grand memorials such as the Arlington memorial and the Normandy Memorial and the American Cemetery. The union of Ziocons and the war profiteers of the MIC made these memories “unnecessary” and even “false.”

    2. The active role of Jews in establishing the collaboration of the western government with Ukrainian Nazis (Banderites) illuminates the obvious: Jews knew about the fraudulent nature of holobiz claims, and they used these claims for the tribal gratification, priveledges, unaccountability…

  161. annamaria says:
    @GMC

    The US Army brass cares not about Vets. The dishonorable US brass cares only about gesheft.

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  162. GMC says:
    @annamaria

    So true annamaria. It took decades for American populace to figure out that the Nam Vets were not All “baby killers”. Too late. There is only Honor amongst the Honorable – and there are no Honorable men left. A sad epitaph.

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  163. @Mike_from_Russia

    “Ukraine faggots”? Really???? Jonkerbos Military Cemetery, The Netherlands, is the burial place of Commonwealth soldiers, almost all British, who died in combat in WWII. The United Kingdom has sent extensive military aid to The Ukraine in its fight against the illegal invasion by Russia. Why would Ukrainians and “Azov” desecrate that cemetery? However, Russians would desecrate it as a false flag provocation.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  164. CMC says:
    @Mefobills

    The following is my opinion.

    Been there’s take-off point never concedes pre-history, then he whips out the shiny, supposedly dazzling the audience. The shiny has a conceit, the pre-history takeoff point. The war is Russia’s fault because Russia initiated physical war by invading. The take off point is the invasion.

    I’m not sure of his technique….

    See if you can fit his technique into Saul Alinsky’s rules. I can’t.
    https://sovereignnations.com/2019/03/07/saul-alinskys-13-rules-have-nots-gain-power/

    My guess is it’s 2:

    “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” the result is confusion, fear, and retreat.

    IMO, Been there’s people’s expertise is written law (not morality); process, procedure, the proper form. Which of course is often waived and consequences waived off for and by his allies. They’ll just say something like, “oh don’t be so hung up on procedure, he/she was “in good faith.”” Or, ‘what difference does it make now?!’ And brazen it out. You know the type. Hypocrites.

    By ‘taking off just at the initiation of physical war,’ he’s within their expertise. The international ‘rule’ since WWII is that initiation of war is aggressive; aggression is a violation [unstated assumption: aggressive war without their approval]; the Russians clearly initiated physical war here; therefore the Russians are in the wrong. QED.

    His people are not experts on debating pre-history. There are many reasons for this. First and foremost, they’re not experts on debating pre-history, especially the pre-history of a foreign nation with a foreign language, for the simple reason that the worldwide set of such people is very small. Rare.

    I’m not in that set either. But I like to think I’m ‘all ears’ and willing to learn.

    This brings us to the second reason pre-history isn’t in his people’s wheelhouse. Those of his people who are experts aren’t experts on debating it because such debates tend to end up Pyrrhic victories for them; they lose even by “winning” the debate because they’ll disclose or admit too much that can later be parsed and examined to their detriment.

    And those who aren’t experts freak out emotionally because the pre-history here necessarily starts hitting … what’s a good word?— psychic third-rails? Triggers?

    But I believe eyes and ears can be opened, and thus this site and these comments are a treasure.

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  165. @Mefobills

    In an interview with « Kommersant » he talked about what goals the United States is pursuing in Ukraine, and explained why these goals are incompatible with Russian interests. Friedman called it the most blatant coup in history.

    In light of your repeated obsession with Jews, which you have described as the epitome of evil, I find it interesting that you would suddenly appeal to the authority of this guy simply because he called the political transformation that occurred in Ukraine eight years ago a “coup“. Yet you have overstated his remarks. In the interview he did not embrace the very specific lie that I have objected to, namely that Victoria Nuland purportedly orchestrated a coup d’êtat. He pointed out that this is what Russia has claimed.

    The passage quoted below shows he is actually using the term “coup” to refer to “the whole thing“, in other words a process that extended over a period of roughly a quarter of a year. And the explanation for US involvement was that the US “supported” human rights groups. That’s it. Well, this is quite different from the intentionally sensational Russian propaganda narrative, which manipulated a completely skewed interpretation of a tapped phone call.

    Russia calls the events that took place at the beginning of this year a coup d’etat organized by the United States. And it truly was the most blatant coup in history.

    KOMMERSANT: You mean the termination of the agreement of February 21, or the entire Maidan?

    GEORGE FRIEDMAN: The whole thing. After all, the United States openly supported human rights groups in Ukraine, including financially.

    Frankly, I cannot disagree with his assessment. He did not contradict what I had written, about a “diplomatic coup” organized by the EU that compelled Yanukovych to “surrender” (as Putin described it). There is no doubt that the situation in Ukraine reflects competing interests between the West and Russia. I think it is well understood that this internal conflict has also extended to Russia and the US. Brzezinski wrote about the importance of that country in Grand Chessboard. So of course the US and Russia were competing for influence; this is certainly no revelation. What is surprising is that some people are now furiously pretending that such a situation is outrageous. This would only be the case if one thought that Russia were legally entitled to subjugate Ukraine, though of course the opposite is true. I attribute such irrational responses to the effects of Russian propagandists.

    Especially in the western part of the country, in the former Austrian region of Galicia, people feel European. (I personally experienced this popular affinity when I visited the cultural city of L’viv at the beginning of summer in 2013.) It appeared that a majority of the Ukrainian population felt that way a little over half a year later, and eight years later Putin is now thrashing out to express his jealousy, a reflection of miscalculation and poor impulse control.

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  166. anonymous[218] • Disclaimer says:
    @David from Alaska

    they think Ucraine will be Putins Vietnam…but the USA just spent close to \$1billion and sending MORE\$\$\$…bad money on top of more bad money..this was the USA strategy in Vietnam, Laos, Irak, Afghanistan,…etc. what makes the Neocons think it will work in Ucraine?? do they really care??

  167. annamaria says:
    @GMC

    From https://sonar21.com/the-russian-timeline-critique-in-the-ukraine/

    Rudyard Kipling was a warmonger until his son died in WW1. He then wrote this:
    Epitaphs of the War (1914 – 1918)
    (Appearing on a politician’s gravestone)
    by Rudyard Kipling
    1865 – 1936

    I could not dig, I dared not rob.
    Therefore I lied to please the mob.
    Now all my lies are proved untrue
    And I must face the men I slew.
    What tale will serve me here among
    Mine angry and defrauded young

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  168. annamaria says:
    @Bombercommand

    “The United Kingdom has sent extensive military aid to The Ukraine in its fight against the illegal invasion by Russia. Why would Ukrainians and “Azov” desecrate that cemetery?”
    — The lady doth protest too much. The only excuse would be a case of the lady’s cognitive disorder.
    Can you see? Can you read? Ukraine has been Judeo-Nazified by Kagans, Gershman, Kolomojsky, Zelensky, and the corrupt White Fuhrers. Yet, Ms.” b-command” shows up on the Unz forum to moan, like a shrinking violet, about the “misunderstanding.” There is no misunderstanding. Ukrainian Nazis are the followers of Stepan Bandera who was firmly on the side of German Nazis.

    The Washington Post wrote that Bandera had entered into a “tactical relationship with Nazi Germany” and that his followers “were accused of committing atrocities against Poles and Jews,”

    There is plenty of material documenting the atrocities, like this report on the Banderites actions in Volyhnya: https://www.blackstoneintel.com/post/bandera-the-volhynian-slaughter

    The emblem of the “innocent Azov battalion” that was founded and funded by Mr. Kolomojsky, the President of the Jewish Community of Ukraine:

    https://consortiumnews.com/2022/03/06/robert-parry-when-us-house-saw-ukraines-neo-nazis/

    US House Admits Nazi Role in Ukraine
    The U.S. House of Representatives has admitted an ugly truth that the U.S. mainstream media has tried to hide from the American people: that the post-coup regime in Ukraine has relied heavily on Nazi storm troopers to carry out its bloody war against ethnic Russians.

    Nazi symbols on helmets worn by members of Ukraine’s Azov battalion. (As filmed by a Norwegian film crew and shown on German TV):
    https://diem25.org/zelensky-delivers-insult-greek-and-cypriot-parliaments-statement-mera25-greece/

    Zelensky has gotten into trouble before by referring to a nation’s history in his addresses to parliaments. Ignoring Greece’s suffering under German Nazism was a slight made worse by bringing a Nazi along to address Greek lawmakers.

    As the ADL article delivered it so eloquently, Ukrainian Nazis are good Nazis because they “don’t attack Jews or Jewish institutions.” Here is the explanation: The Banderites are paid by Zionists, Ms. “b-command.” – Ukrainian Nazis are used as cannon fodder in Judea’s War on Russia.
    Enjoy: https://marychocomog.wordpress.com/2022/03/26/lying-ziomasonic-org-adl-defends-ukraines-neo-nazis-they-dont-attack-jews-or-jewish-institutions%EF%BF%BC/

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  169. @annamaria

    Why would Ukrainians desecrate a military cemetery in Holland that is the resting place for British soldiers when The United Kingdom has given Ukraine large numbers of NLAWS and Starstreak missiles to aid Ukraine in its fight against the illegal Russian invasion of The Ukraine??? You think that makes sense??? What makes sense is a false flag provocation by Russians or sympathizers with Russia.

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  170. @Pierre de Craon

    Unfortunately, another ten years or more elapsed before I came to see that the Jews’ power in international finance far, far outstripped even their absurdly out-of-proportion power in politics.

    For some, including me, it was probably a lot more than 10 years. Surprisingly, there are many who still believe, after an entire lifetime, that this is an Auntie Shem-itic trope/dogwhistle or other out-of- touch-with-reality descriptor.

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  171. annamaria says:
    @Bombercommand

    “Why would Ukrainians desecrate a military cemetery in Holland that is the resting place for British soldiers when The United Kingdom has given Ukraine large numbers of …”
    — Because Bandrites are stupid. Though they still know that they must be careful not to offend Jews; otherwise, the paydays will be over.

    Who taught you to parrot the word “invasion?’ – Invasion was when the US/NATO attacked Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and Syria.
    Russians waited for eight years for the implementation of the Minsk agreements, but your homoerotic idol broke his promise to the Ukrainian people and doubled down on using the Nazi death squads (courtesy of Mr. Kolomojsky, the president of the Jewish Community of Ukraine) to kill human beings of all ages in eastern Ukraine.
    The US/NATO committed crimes against humanity (again!) by running illegal bioweaponry labs next to the Russian borders. That was more than enough for the initiation of the ongoing de-Nazification of Ukraine.

    • Agree: Notsofast
  172. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    In light of your repeated obsession with Jews, which you have described as the epitome of evil, I find it interesting that you would suddenly appeal to the authority of this guy simply because he called the political transformation that occurred in Ukraine eight years ago a “coup“

    It’s not a Jew obsession, it is noticing observable reality. I don’t look away. Why do you avert your eyes?

    I’ve explained continuously how the modern western construct was created by our Friends in the 200 years before the BOE came into being.

    If you don’t use that filter you cannot understand the world. Money is the mainspring of history.

    The other filter you don’t use is that Ukraine is the former Pale of Settlement. Perhaps you did not notice that most of the Russiagate characters were Ukrainian Jews?

    Zion has always wanted certain areas of the world, namely Palestine, then Patagonia (the practical country), then the former pale.

    Jews went off the rails with Hillel’s prozbul clause, and are no longer in alignment with their own Torah doctrine. Usury is indurated into the religion, and it makes Jews malfunction.

    I might add that Judeo Christianity has been perverted as well.

    In the interview he did not embrace the very specific lie that I have objected to, namely that Victoria Nuland purportedly orchestrated a coup d’êtat. He pointed out that this is what Russia has claimed.

    Who knows who all the actors are in false flag coups? Usually the State Department is involved, and NED (National Endowment for Democracy). It takes a long time to figure out all the machinations of the bad guys. Russia has simply pre-empted the coup plotters by making NGO’s register as foreign agents, that way they can be tracked. The money used is sometimes recycled petrodollars, or it can be tax dollars.

    Who were the actors in the attempted coup in Belarus? Lukashenko was demonized in a predictable way. How about the actors in the attempted coup recently in Kazakhstan. This method was to increase fuel prices to create unrest.

    What matters is that finance capitalism wants to make gains. It wants to own the world in a pathological way. You apparently are OK with the pre-history of Ukraine, where it was being dismembered with debt mechanics, and meanwhile the Atlantacists were making promises about how Ukraine would be just like Europe.

    Galicia was part of Poland and was heavily Khazarian Jew. This is very relevant, as Jews of that day were allowed to operate separately, to not integrate.

    You are doing PiLPul, the election of Yanukovych was immediately followed by organized false flag protests. These protests were not organic, and in fact have become more sophisticated with the advent of social media, where crowds can be herded.

    The sniper attack is yet another false flag technique to appeal to crowd emotion, and delegitimize Yanukovych and his election.

    https://opslens.com/the-fill-in-detail-to-the-kazakhstan-coup-attempt/

    The following is the fill-in detail to the Kazakhstan coup attempt. Through this, you can understand the preparation that goes into all the color coups over the last 25 years including Ukraine’s 2014 Maidan. The preparation will be the same. Now it’s recognizable.

    The same planners worked most of these events. The same managers ran the coups, successful or not, through Maidan. The same street-level managers worked most of these events including Kazakhstan.

    The prep work for Ukraine began with surveys in 2011. The initiating factor was twofold. The first was Yanukovych repealing Stepan Bandera’s newly designate Hero status, which angered the Diaspora.

    etc., there is more at the link. They purport to have found out who most of the actors are.

    You have a bent antenna, which is why people think you are a disinfo agent.

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  173. There are rather obvious ethnic and political frictions between the Slavic peoples in the east of the Ukraine and west (pro Nazi factions) The Ukrainian Slavs are viewed as generally “inferior” to a more Germanic lineage within Ukraine. This culture clash if you will, is a recipe for permanent civil war. Putin has been careful not to pull out all the military options in these so called “Germanic” areas however he seems to be almost covetous of border areas near the Donbass e.g., from Shosika down to Mariupol and coastal towns that have a capacity for commodity shipping or naval force projection. These are among the main reasons behind the invasion.

    Perhaps we need to pause and reflect on old myths that were thrown into the dustbin of history. Phrases such as “racial superiority” or the pseudoscience of Phrenology (a specific circumference of the Nordic head) that is genetically tied to persons with high intelligence and wisdom. Ariosophy and the “Aryan Race” More recently, the re emergence of “Scientific racism” Can it really be true that the Western Occident culture still harbors a subconscious belief, even sympathy for, the new Neo-Nazi’s and their political pawn, Zelensky?

    How can the world dismiss the twenty seven million Russians who perished, fighting to the death against Nazism and all their philosophical nonsense? The Slavic people of Russia were first in outer space, it took them about four years to duplicate the A bomb technology we used against Japan. Today, their software engineers are the very best and tops in their field. Ditto rocket thrusting technology, battlefield electronic warfare and bio warfare. You may wish to visit several Youtube presentations by ex-Soviet bio-warfare expert, Sergei Popov. But there’s more and we know it…The Bolshoi Theater- Moscow and it’s marvelous, unique architectures. One can easily go on and on about Mother Russia’s achievements. Of course not a whisper of any these have been mentioned at the NYT newspaper for many years, now why’s that?

    NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg quipped on a recent visit to Estonia, “All for one, one for all”’ Ditto for Germany and Poland pouring fuel on the Armageddon fire by sending tanks T-72 (among other types) and various weapons into the Ukraine, further provoking Putin with press releases like…we are (Warsaw) sending, “forces to Ukraine under NATO peacekeeping flags” Thus the UK, France and now, Poland are entrapping NATO into a situation where invoking the collective defense clause as stipulated in Article 5 becomes a necessity. This action remains central to the treaty’s existence, binding members together, committing them to protect each other in solidarity within the Alliance.

  174. @annamaria

    So you don’t have a coherent answer to my question why would Ukrainians desecrate a British military cemetery when the British have been among the most generous suppliers of weapons to The Ukraine to resist the illegal Russian invasion, do you??? Russians or Russian sympathizers certainly have a motivation to make a false flag provocation. After all they are getting desperate, Russia started this war, failed to capture Kiev, and now is losing with its “new look” campaign going nowhere fast. Moskva sunk, now the Admiral Makarov hit and burning in The Black Sea. How many Russian Generals have the Ukrainians killed??? I haven’t bothered keeping count, but another got greased two dayys ago, he won’t be the last, and General Valery Gerasimov, Putin’s Chief Of Staff, has hobbled back to Moscow, wounded after a mere two days at the front. Andrei “The Faker” Raevsky has fled his blog for “three months for health reasons” because he can see Russia’s defeat. He left “NitWitVision” in charge of the anti-Ukranian hate rants, but now “NitWitVision” has “gone dark” too. Neither BaboonOfAlabama nor Scott Ritter have been able to announce any Russian triumphs, much less a resolution of the invasion in Russia’s favor. All that is left now for Russia is a long dark descent into the abyss.

    • Agree: peterAUS
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    , @annamaria
  175. @Curmudgeon

    As you say, for many, a lifetime is frequently not long enough to wise up to what is happening in front of their nose.

    I had a very dear, learned, and witty friend (1927–2008), a Dutchman by birth, who was fond of saying that the familiar German aphorism “Kommt Zeit, kommt Rat” was actually short by one of an essential third term. He thought it should have gone thus: “Kommt Zeit, kommt Rat—und kurz danach, kommt Tod.”

  176. peterAUS says:
    @anon

    Nahhh….that’s simply a very small part of his great 5d chess plan mere mortals as you can’t comprehend. I can’t either but that’s the point. We are not HIM.

    All is going according to the plan. Everything will be fine.

    Keep the faith.

    Believe.

  177. @annamaria

    Who taught you to parrot the word “invasion?’ – Invasion was when the US/NATO attacked Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and Syria.

    The term “invasion” is most appropriate to describe the current situation. Unlike the cases you cited, involving NATO members, Russia is invading a neighboring country with the intent to annex these conquered territories. This operation had been envisioned and planned long before.

    You invoked the Minsk agreements and bio-labs. Russia contributed toward not implementing the agreements because prolonging the conflict ensured that Ukraine could not join NATO. The bio-labs were discovered after the invasion had already begun, so they could not have been a cause for it.

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  178. @Been_there_done_that

    “Yats is the guy” is not providing assistance to a grassroots movement. It is declaring who will be the leader of the new government.

    Actually, I don’t know how you define “grassroots.” Do you mean the lawn outside the State Department building in DC?

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  179. annamaria says:
    @Bombercommand

    “Russia started this war, failed to capture Kiev”
    — Excellent work for a zionist stooge. Keep posting. The Kagans and Kolomojsky approve.

  180. annamaria says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    It seems that you are organically unable to be honest:

    “The Pentagon Bio-weapons,” by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, 2018
    https://dilyana.bg/the-pentagon-bio-weapons/

    This map has been posted numerous times on this forum:

    The problem is, that you missed the title of this paper: Sociopath neocons sacrifice Ukrainians and global poor

  181. annamaria says:
    @Bombercommand

    Here is a presentation by a respectable expert:

    Also, there is a statement in my post that you have never tried to approach because it speaks a painful truth: Ukraine has been Judeo-Nazified.

    As for the generosity of Brits, it is really touching that you extoll the wisdom of the aged party-girl Liz Truss (famous for her special knowledge of geography) and such British moral ‘giants’ as the ever war-profiteering Arbuthnot and the likes. https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/david-cronin/are-weapons-heart-britains-romance-israel

    James Arbuthnot, a British politician, lobbies both for Israel and the weapons industry.

    The dishonorable war profiteer James Arbuthnot has a dishonorable wife judge Emma Arbuthnot who put Julian Assange into a high-security Belmarsh. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/assa-j11.html

    https://www.henrymakow.com/2020/09/assange-judge-profit.html

    The Judge in charge of the Assange trial, Lady Emma Arbuthnot – who had supervised Assange proceedings personally 2017-19 – has both a husband and son deeply enmeshed with the UK and USA intelligence agencies and affiliated contractors. Her son, Alex, is directly profiting on a huge scale, via companies earning millions from selling anti-Assange and anti-Snowden ‘cybersecurity’ services. His company Darktrace has 1000 employees and 4000 corporate and government clients.

    https://hshidayat.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/zionists-control-and-rule-america-and-united-kingdom/

  182. @Mefobills

    Russia has simply pre-empted the coup plotters by making NGO’s register as foreign agents, that way they can be tracked.

    These protests were not organic, and in fact have become more sophisticated with the advent of social media, where crowds can be herded.

    Making NGO groups register as foreign agents is reasonable measure to take against external agitation and subversion. For instance, in 1962 President Kennedy and his brother forced the American Zionist Council, the predecessor to AIPAC, to register as a foreign agent. This was just one of other measures he took to challenge their power enhancement plans.

    Nowadays it is rare for large public demonstrations to be completely “organic“. Modern technology, such as social media, as you acknowledged, allows for groundswells of popular dissatisfaction to be amplified and openly expressed. Organized efforts like this have become part of the democratic feedback mechanism; these developments have been going on for a long time. Many large demonstrations feature professionally produced banners and placards, so it is obvious that “somebody” paid the printers to produce them. However, the underlying premise remains popular disenchantment. If the leadership properly addressed such concerns there would be no motivation to revolt. Implementing a totalitarian control system to preclude open displays of dissent is not an appropriate remedy.

    In the case of the Maidan demonstrations, sufficient numbers of people were fed up with corruption and preferred an orientation toward Europe than being subservient to Russia. Yanukovych tried to suppress the demonstrations with force weeks before the big massacre shortly before he fled the country. According to Friedman, Russia was basically asleep during these developments, which reflects the generally authoritarian mentality of its leadership.

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  183. annamaria says:

    The ongoing war in Ukraine was hatched by the ideology of “full-spectrum dominance” articulated by PNAC’s obnoxious idiots. https://thesaker.is/may-9th-the-real-story-behind-d-day/

    The US is psychopathically addicted to slaughtering incalculable numbers of “sacrificial lambs” to achieve “full-spectrum dominance” to enable the wealth of the world to fill their coffers, so their plutocratic class could survive unchallenged by the best democracy money could buy.

    These plutocrats know the financial war on Russia is their last chance to maintain the status quo world order — it’s do or die. …

    China, and Russia, are acting with increasing urgency to distance themselves from the West’s impending currency, banking, and financial asset crisis.

    Project for the New American Century (PNAC): https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Project_for_the_New_American_Century

    PNAC’s policy document, “Rebuilding America’s Defences,” openly advocated for total global military domination. …

    Several original PNAC members, including Cheney, Khalilzad and the Bush family, have ties to the oil industry. Many other members have been long-time fixtures in the U.S. military establishment or Cold War “strategic studies,” including Elliott Abrams, Dick Cheney, Paula Dobriansky, Aaron Friedberg, Frank Gaffney, Fred C. Ikle, Peter W. Rodman, Stephen P. Rosen, Henry S. Rowen, Donald H. Rumsfeld, John R. Bolton, Vin Weber, and Paul Dundes Wolfowitz. … The prospect of mining oil riches may explain part of the group’s focus on Iraq, but this motivation has been buried under the rhetoric of national security and the need for strong national defense.

    PNAC members are thieves, looters, and murderous psychopaths whose greed and self-aggrandizing have put human civilization at the edge. They are Criminals. The signatories of PNAC must be hunted and put into enforced seclusion as carriers of mortally dangerous infection.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  184. @Mario Partisan

    “Yats is the guy”…is declaring who will be the leader of the new government.

    You have been misled through cynical innuendo into thinking that this is something Nuland herself had decided upon, as if though he was some obscure figure who needed to be anointed by her and otherwise would have had no chance. In reality, she was merely repeating and agreeing with the common consensus, based on his credentials, experience, and the fact that he had already been proposed earlier as part of a compromise solution, which he declined at the time.

    As I have pointed out previously, people who fell for this tacit lie were poorly informed and then committed the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy, thus exposing their flawed logical reasoning ability. Such speculation would only have been warranted if “Yats” had been some unknown guy with little experience, who was then suddenly catapulted to the top. Please see my comment #120 further above in this thread in this regard.

    This should be a lesson for you about the power of clever propaganda intended to manipulate people’s perspective by juxtaposing two sequential events with falsely implied causality that actually does not exist. In propagating this fake narrative, people blamed and elevated a petty and incompetent bureaucrat, Nuland, who had actually been outmaneuvered by the EU Baroness Ashton, to the status of a super female villain, which others are more deserving of.

    A much more interesting case involving truly suspicious catapulting to the top would be the surprising choice of Joe Lieberman, and Orthodox Jew and personal admirer of the Lubavitcher Rabbi, by Al Gore, in early August 2000, to become his running mate in the presidential election. Contemporaneous news reports prior to the announcement cited Richard Gephard as the likely choice and mentioned numerous other top contenders, along with the associated rationales for their possible selection, but Lieberman was not among them.

    The announcement prior to the Democrat Party Convention came as a big shock to most observers. Surely thousands of hardened political cynics inside the Beltway were wondering if a future option to stage a sudden transition, as had happened from JFK to LBJ in 1963, was being set up. Obviously, such a future coup could only be successful under much more elaborate circumstances. (At that time most of the scenes in the three-hour movie, Pearl Harbor, had already been shot, to prepare the New Pearl Harbor frame of mind in the following summer, 2001.)

    Since Lieberman was already on board the Neo-Con team, he would have been the preferred choice, of mastermind plotters, to take control after a false-flag operation designed to be so spectacular, that an unfortunate putative departure of Al Gore would have been presented as an incidental casualty amid a far more profound national tragedy. Lieberman would not have needed second-rate Lubavitcher “handlers”, such as Ari Fleischer, on behalf of Bushy, or Jared Kushner, on behalf of Trumpy, to direct a new war administration toward the intended goals.

    Though Gore lost the 2000 election, after the Supreme Court hastily decided on a Florida legal case, the intriguing, yet unanswered question remains: Who convinced or coerced him to chose Lieberman?

  185. @annamaria

    Many of the PNAC gaulieters are Jews. Many were Trots in earlier life. Many were acolytes of the sinister Leo Strauss, close friend of Nazi jurist Carl Schmitt, whose judicial fever-dreams were utilised after the MOSSAD 9/11 false-flag to prepare ‘anti-terrorist’ legislation allowing indefinite incarceration, rendition, torture, unbounded power for the Fuhrer…sorry…President etc.
    Strauss apparently had secret teachings that were kept for his Judaic students alone. Like all good Talmudists they no doubt see goyim as lesser types than Jews, and whose killing is not just permissible but a mitzvah, or good deed.
    While I see blaming ALL Jews for the crimes of their leaders as simple, stupid, bigotry, I am ever more convinced that the Judaic elites, following the teachings of the Torah, the Talmud and the numerous exegeses laid down over the centuries, are a deadly menace to humanity. And that includes sane and decent Jews, who the nutters despise as ‘self-hating Jews’, ie human beings.

  186. JEWISH neocons….as in PNAC…call a spade a spade, Zelensky is a Jew, put into power by the coup orchestrated by the Jewish neocon Nuland, Zelensky’s benefactor is Jewish Oligarch Kolomoisky, Iraq was a war for the Jewish apartheid state of Israel…as is Syria, as will be Iran if the Jewish Neocons who have been running our Foreign policy for decades get their way. The US must purge the Zionists from their government.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  187. annamaria says:
    @Roland the headless Thompson gunner

    There are no legal instruments to purge the Zionists and other war profiteers from the US government. The problem is systematic. https://thesaker.is/the-third-patriotic-war/
    Comment section:

    First, the power structure doesn’t care about broad-based peace and prosperity for the citizenry in ‘the West’. For the intel folks, unending conflict is existential – for example, there is literally no Constitutional reason for the CIA to exist in peacetime in the US. For the banksters and armaments companies and chattering classes in the corporate media, it’s how they profit. That ordinary folks suffer in various ways simply doesn’t matter to the globalist fascists.
    To put it bluntly, we have a police state so massive it would make the Stasi blush…

    Second, the RF [Russian Federation] isn’t fighting a billion westerners. That would be a different economic and military challenge. Instead, it’s up against a much smaller conglomerate of transnational psychopaths. They don’t care about their host countries.

    The western civilization is in the clutches of mega war profiteers and Talmudists. Many of them are clinical psychopaths, i.e., they exhibit “impaired empathy and remorse, and disinhibited and egotistical traits.” Research shows at least some specific neurological correlates for psychopathy. Perhaps, members of this group need corrective neurosurgery to allow humanity to survive.

    There is no cure for psychopathy. Nothing can instill empathy and prevent murder in cold blood, and no amount of talk therapy can change an uncaring mind.

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    , @Athena
  188. @Mefobills

    Repeat: Perfidious Albion needs a non-nuclear hypersonic missile shoved up the ass of the Rottenchild Crime Clan’s bank in City of London. No nukes involved. Heart of the Beast gets a much deserved object lesson.

    Most importantly, the bought and paid for pro\$titicians in the Di\$trict of Corruption, particularly the Yiddischer extremist Adam Schiff; would begin to sweat for all the nukish warmongering they are committing. The Pretzeldunce would crap his depends over losing all the dirty money he is receiving through his criminal son and his “activities” in Ukraine.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  189. @CMC

    “Laws”, whether in Congress or various parliaments, are the creations of pro\$titicians who have sold their souls to the highest bidders (campaign contributors as per the utterly contra-Constitutional diktat of the Nine BlackRobes in their “Citizens United” “ruling”,) which endorsed unlimited corporate interference in the electoral process.

    The friggen “Court” is totally corrupt, being made up of lawyer/pro\$titicians who were not ever elected but chosen, ultimately by the “Chosen”.

    Thus, laws today do not in any shape or manner represent the higher interests of the public at large, rather the ruling financier Oligarchs.

    So anyone who screams that the “law” must be obeyed in all cases are either totally ignorant of real reality, or are agents of nefarious forces.

  190. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    Your answer is fairly reasonable and I applaud you.

    There are some things that I would like you to think about, which relate to your worldview.

    In the case of the Maidan demonstrations, sufficient numbers of people were fed up with corruption and preferred an orientation toward Europe than being subservient to Russia.

    The above comment is true, but it is also true that there are modern methods of crowd control. The false flag frequency is increasing. Legitimate governments work for the general welfare of their people. The corruption in Russia made Ukrainians turn away. But, unknown to the Ukrainians, the same debt mechanics that created corrupted Oligarchy in Russia was simultaneously at work in Ukraine.

    Yanukovych tried to suppress the demonstrations with force weeks before the big massacre shortly before he fled the country.

    Maybe. I’m not sure if that was false flag dynamics or not.

    According to Friedman, Russia was basically asleep during these developments, which reflects the generally authoritarian mentality of its leadership.

    You are against authoritarianism, which means you are for hidden rule by the money powers, or the self-interested, and in-groups. There is always hierarchy, even down to the cellular level.

    The acceleration in war and double dealing occurred simultaneously with the advent of Parliamentary Government, which in turn was an invention of our (((friends))) so they could debt spread the population. I’ve explained this invention and when it happened in the Lowlands (Holland). It also included the first corporations.

    Authoritarian government was usurped, as the King was dethroned. The natural aristocracy was ejected from the citadel. Of course, Kings can also be idiots – which brings up the question, “How do you prevent idiots and the malformed from acquiring power?”

    My position on authoritarianism is known by this comment:

    https://www.unz.com/mhudson/sociopath-neocons-sacrifice-ukrainians-and-global-poor-katie-halper/#comment-5326879

    There has to be a trained elite who run countries, who are selected out of the general population. They cannot be prone to sociopathy, they are not to be allowed to self aggrandize by buying and selling in the “markets.” They are to be continuously educated. They are to be continuously monitored and can be given no confidence votes.

    This is something akin to Heinlein (and Hitlers) view.

    https://onlinegreatbooks.com/71-citizenship-in-heinleins-starship-troopers/

    This means that parliamentary government is a lie, as it is buying and selling votes, it is bartering, and only for the small minded, and is easily manipulated – such as false flags, and rule by the worst sort.

    Hitler:

    By rejecting the authority of the individual and replacing it by the numbers of some momentary mob, the parliamentary principle of majority rule sins against the basic aristocratic principle of Nature, though it must be said that this view is not necessarily embodied in the present-day decadence of our upper ten thousand

    and

    The devastation caused by this institution of modern parliamentary rule is hard for the reader of Jewish newspapers to imagine, unless he has learned to think and examine independently. It is, first and foremost, the cause of the incredible inundation of all political life with the most inferior, and I mean the most inferior, characters of our time. Just as the true leader will withdraw from all political activity which does not consist primarily in creative achievement and work, but in bargaining and haggling for the favor of the majority, in the same measure this activity will suit the small mind and consequently attract it.

    Putin is desperately casting about for the “300” needed to observe the Krais. They are trying to rebuild their civilization along moral lines, but of course the rebuilding is incomplete.

    Note that it was the authoritarian Lukashenko that didn’t play along with the Covid Hoax, and forbid his hierarchy to disturb the Belarussian population. The rest of the Western World was subjected to Mass Formation Psychosis.

    The question I always ask, “How do you select for your hierarchy?” It is the most important question nobody is asking.

    Democracy is a failed form of government, and its premise from the very beginning was to elevate the merchant class onto the throne. This is the worst class of people to be leading civilizations, as they are small minded types.

    And yes, it was the Jewish Merchant Class that had taken over after Hillel. Hillel changed the law to allow Creditors be over debtors in perpetuity.

    The same thing is happening now, as Ukrainians are being put into unpayable debt to Creditors. Their masters told them to not to yield to Russian demands for security, and no doubt were offered plenty of dollar grants and loans. It has now been revealed that the top Ukrainian leadership are being offered citizenship in England. Of course London is the seat of International Capital.

    You are a unwitting accomplice of evil, an agent of the small minded types, who want to haggle and price the world, and take usury for their own self aggrandizement.

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  191. Mefobills says:
    @emerging majority

    Repeat: Perfidious Albion needs a non-nuclear hypersonic missile shoved up the ass of the Rottenchild Crime Clan’s bank in City of London. No nukes involved. Heart of the Beast gets a much deserved object lesson.

    Hitler’s mistake was not building 1000 U Boats and then sinking all merchant traffic to and from England.

    An aircraft carrier in the middle of the Channel, to then bomb the square mile would have incinerated all of the debt ledgers that “international capital” held against the world.

    The problem with Hitler was that he was too much of a racist, thinking that Anglo-Saxons were the same as Germans.

    Mammonism can infect the brains of the worst sorts of any population. Probably there are many low level Jews who are also sickened by the activities of Usury/Mammonism in their tribe, but there is little they can do about it.

    Note how freaked out England was when Russia sailed her aircraft nearby.

    https://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/europe/britain-russia-aircraft-carrier/index.html

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @mulga mumblebrain
  192. annamaria says:

    An example of a British warmonger showing her dishonorable nature with a glee.

    In a speech to the U.N. Security Council, British ambassador Barbara Woodward said, “We are deeply concerned that Russia’s war is accompanied by a propaganda campaign, including in this Council, designed to dehumanise and demonise Ukrainians by labelling them as neo-Nazis. This hate speech is extremely dangerous.”

    The servile scum Barbara Woodward is happily jumping up and down on the graves of the soldiers fallen in a war (World War II) with fascism. To secure her sinecure, Barbara Woodward is also spitting on her own father’s military service: “he served in World War II as an officer and won the Military Cross for gallantry.” Bad parenting skills.

    The dishonorable Barbara Woodward, a Nazi supporter:

    Do they in the UK select people with cognitive problems?
    There are many well-known instances when Banderites proclaimed themselves neo-Nazis; Banderites use Nazi emblems and build memorials for Nazi collaborators.

    Nazi symbols on helmets worn by members of Ukraine’s Azov battalion. (As filmed by a Norwegian film crew and shown on German TV).
    The presstituting scum Barbara Woodward pretends to forget that the famous Nazi-collaborator Stepan Bandera is elevated to a status of a hero of Ukraine. https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.vfZZLq8VNcL2tWb5ZJIZkAHaFQ%26pid%3DApi&f=1

    The internal Banderites (OUN-B) divided into the Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine (SNPU) and then Svoboda (Freedom), while the more seasoned Banderites created the Ukrainian National Assembly and the Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense Militia.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/IN_%28yellow_background%29.svg

    The paramilitaries of Andriy Biletsky (the “White Führer”) administratively separated from Svoboda to create their own organization. But Svoboda did not change. The party’s platform continued to state that it intended to “physically liquidate all Russian-speaking intelligentsia and quickly slaughter all Ukrainophobes without trial. The party began to establish files of pro-Russians, pro-Romanians, pro-Hungarians and pro-Tatars because “this herd should be reduced by about 5 to 6 million individuals”.

    The Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense Militia was chaired by an outsider Banderite, Yuriy Shukhevych, son of a notorious criminal against humanity. His group engaged with the CIA in wars against the Russians, often on the side of Islamists.

    Several fighters have been identified by the Russian prosecutor’s office, including Igor Mazur, Valeriy Bobrovich, Dmytro Korchynsky, Andriy Tyahni-bok (Oleh Tyahnibok’s brother), Dmytro Yarosh, Vladimir Ma-malyga and Olexandr Muzychko. They were characterized both by their fighting skills and their cruelty. Olexandr Muzychko was elevated to the title of “hero of the nation” by the Islamic Emirate of Itchkeria (Chechnya) for “breaking the fingers of [Russian] officers, gouging out their eyes, pulling out their fingernails and teeth, and shooting others. He became the head of Emir Djokhar Dudaev’s personal guard.

    Of course this British warmonger Barbara Woodward cares for the Nazis; her paycheck depends on her servility to the Zio-masters in the US.

    The Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense Militia was chaired by Yuriy Shukhevych, the son of a notorious criminal against humanity. His group engaged with the CIA in wars against the Russians, often on the side of Islamists.

    What else can be expected from the British politicians who profess “freedom and democracy” but keep journalist Julian Assange in a high-security prison for honest reporting about the US/NATO crimes against humanity during illegal wars of aggression in the Middle East. In the UK, the zionized political opportunists adore their major war criminal Blair the Pious.

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  193. @Mefobills

    “How do you prevent idiots and the malformed from acquiring power?”

    This is a conundrum because nowadays power tends to attract those types of people who should not possess it. The Internet was supposed to have solved one key aspect – educating and informing the population, so they can make intelligent choices – by circumventing traditional structures of media dominance (television, radio, publishing, cinema), but that early idealism was eventually subverted.

    A democratic framework still provides a better mechanism than authoritarianism because the latter is necessarily centralized and inevitably will resort to censorship and imposed behavioral controls, which stifles creativity and innovation. The key to better government is intelligent regulation through legislation, for instance of financial markets, which was the big hope after the 2008 crash.

    It is easier and more efficient to corrupt government officials in charge of very large populations. Officials in state entities with smaller populations, between five and fifteen million people, which are not multi-ethnic, would tend to be more accountable to their constituency. They should not fear being invaded, which only works if there is no threat by a larger army, as is the case now in Europe.

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  194. Mefobills says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    I’m glad you are thinking on it. Not an easy problem to solve.

    There is an Indian town in Southern Mexico, where they managed to use the old tribal methods, and were able to eject their mammonites.

  195. Lurker says:
    @Mefobills

    The political/media complex affected to be freaked out. I never heard any regular person even mention it in conversation, let alone freak out.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  196. Mefobills says:
    @Lurker

    Oh they went nuts. There was all kinds of chatter and posturing. The event fell into the memory hole, but it revealed England’s leadership insecurity.

    The Amygdala still rules the hierarchy.

    Your right. Normies were sanguine about it.

  197. Mefobills says:
    @annamaria

    Genociding Russian speakers is something people conveniently gloss over, or forget.

    Just war doctrine is defensive, and used to protect the innocent.

  198. Athena says:
    @annamaria

    Many of them are clinical psychopaths, i.e., they exhibit “impaired empathy and remorse, and disinhibited and egotistical traits.” Research shows at least some specific neurological correlates for psychopathy. Perhaps, members of this group need corrective neurosurgery to allow humanity to survive.

    To perform the corrective neurosurgery, you would need cold-blooded surgeons themselves having ”psychopathic” traits. For example think of a surgeon transplanting a human heart extirped from a ”cadaveric donor”:

    See: Transplant surgery
    On : http://www.bmj.com/content/329/7458/s23.2
    (excerpts)

    ”Cons:

    – Strain of operating on live donors who gain no physical benefit from surgery
    – Emotionally stressful owing to frequent contact with death, either of cadaveric donors or recipients”

    ”Heart transplantations are performed for severe, refractory heart failure due to cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, or congenital heart disease. Indications for lung transplantation include chronic obstructive airways disease, cystic fibrosis, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.”

    ”Organ shortage”

    ”Organ donors may be living or cadaveric; cadaveric donors may be heartbeating (that is, death is declared by fulfilment of brain death criteria) or non-heartbeating. Consent for organ retrieval is taken from the families of cadaveric donors by the consultant looking after the donor (that is, the intensive care consultant or neurosurgeon). In the United Kingdom, half of the families approached decline consent for cadaveric donation.”

    ”More efficient use of organs is also possible. Liver transplant surgeons are able to split livers along anatomical planes, enabling both a child and an adult recipient to benefit from one cadaveric organ. Research into human embryonic stem cells may result in a source of transplantable tissues in the future.”

  199. Athena says:
    @annamaria

    On the same note (psychopathic ”elites”):

    No to the principle of presumed consent on 15 May 2022!

    https://www.zeit-fragen.ch/en/archives/2022/no-9-26-april-2022/no-to-the-principle-of-presumed-consent-on-15-may-2022.html
    (excerpts)

    ”On 15 May 2022, the Swiss population will be voting on a fundamental revision of the Transplantation Act introducing the principle of “presumed consent”. By voting “yes”, organs could be removed from all persons at the end of life, unless they have expressly objected to organ donation during their lifetime or unless their relatives won’t object at the time of death. Actually, the principle of presumed consent will introduce an obligation to donate organs.’

    ”Thus, there is a danger that organs could be automatically removed from people unaware of this new situation. However, it remains the task of the state to protect its citizens and guarantee their human rights.”

    ”It is unrealistic that more than 7 million adult citizens of Switzerland can be informed comprehensively that they must object and enter their names in a register if they do not wish to donate their organs.”

  200. @annamaria

    A most handsome Sapphist. I wonder what pronoun she chooses? I suggest ‘it’. That facility for bare-faced lying is de rigeur these days, and the fondness for fascists is very Establishment. And that lovely ‘argument’, a fruit of The Enlightenment no doubt, that there must be NO Nazis in Ukraine, or everyone is one, just as ALL Germans between 1933-45 were Nazis.

  201. @Mefobills

    I reckon a lot of Jews have been anti-Mammon over the ages. Either the rabbis killed them for it, or they buggered off and left the Mafia, for some other gang, or none, or they stayed on, as secularists, and became socialists, anarchists, communists, even fascists, to oppose it, or sybarites, and just peeled grapes for each other.

  202. Athena says:

    Biden Cynically Uses Ukraine to Cover Food Sabotage
    By F. William Engdahl
    26 April 2022
    http://www.williamengdahl.com/englishNEO26Apr2022.php

    ”Since passage of the 2007 US Renewable Fuel Standards Act, which mandated annually rising targets for production of corn for ethanol fuel blends, biofuels have captured a huge part of total corn acreage, more than 40% in 2015. That shift, mandated by law, to burning corn as fuel had added a major price inflation for food well before the covid inflation crisis began. The USA is by far world’s largest corn producer and exporter. Now to mandate a significant increase in corn ethanol for fuel at a time of astronomical fertilizer prices, and fertilizer rail shipping are being blocked reportedly by White House orders, will send corn prices through the roof. Washington knows this very well. It is deliberate.”

    ”In what is clearly becoming a US Administration war on food, the situation is being dramatically aggravated by USDA demands for chicken farmers to kill off millions of chickens in now 27 states, allegedly for signs of Bird Flu infection. (…) The upshot is sharp rises in prices of egg by some 300% since November and severe loss of chicken protein sources for American consumers at a time when overall cost of living inflation is at a 40-year high.”

    ”To make matters worse, California and Oregon are again declaring water emergency amid a multi-year drought and are sharply reducing irrigation water to farmers in California, who produce the major share of US fresh vegetables and fruits. That drought has since spread to cover most agriculture land west of the Mississippi River, meaning much of US farmland.”

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  203. Anymike says:

    The tool the American elite, at least the elite of the Northeast and its adjuncts around the Great Lakes and on the West Coast, is using to create a hereditary aristocracy is the university caste system. Their mania to ever increase diversity at the elite universities is evidence of this. This elite sees the rest of the white population in America as its rival and the group still able to produce the most competitors to itself.

    The demographics say something else, that what American society calls “diversity” represents a replacement population potentially able to replace all whites in every significant activity. The educated profession, notably health fields, but eventually others. Academic faculties. Upper management. Middle management. Skilled work. Government bureaucracy. Independent small manufacturing and industrial services. Did I miss anything?

    Oh, yes I did. I forgot farming. The last stage will be when farming becomes a job Americans don’tr want to do anymore and Indians and Chinese begin to also supplant whites in farming.

    The elite doesn’t see this though. They will drive it until the wheels fall off. Because that’s what people do.

  204. @Commentator Mike

    I see what you mean. Why shoot some random enemy soldier you’ve never met when you could get rid of the bragging, overpaid asshole who’s been irritating the pants off you all week?

  205. @Johnny Smoggins

    ‘Wouldn’t it be a glorious day for humanity if the entire world told the US and its puppets to fuck off.”

    Just wonderful…

    • Agree: Towey
  206. Hudson keeps publishing the same Putinazi vomit. Ukrainians are sacrificing themselves for their country. They need no encouragement to fight Putin’s invasion and they will go down rather than go into Putin’s night.

    Unlike so many the US has aided, the Ukrainians are more than willing to fight for themselves. At this point, the Russians are allowing themselves to be expended for Putin’s imperial lusts. Putin is squandering his country’s future in Ukraine.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  207. annamaria says:
    @Quartermaster

    Another Nazo-Matzo proclamation.
    Why don’t you write to the ADL? – These people would understand your grievances and aspirations.

  208. hillaire says:

    I always have a chuckle when sensible social scientists who, adhering to theoretical systems and layers of ivy league gravitas , add a veneer of educated charm to the antics of the Global crime cartels and the associated miscreants that run murder Inc for them…

    The best statement by far being..

    ‘We can’t lose, because if we lose, Biden won’t be reelected.’ And Biden apparently is now running the military and economic campaign with a view towards how can he be reelected in November [2024]

    Absolute comedy gold, I’m sure there were hoots of laughter to the rafters with that old chestnut..

    dear dear… deary me… thank God we only have thirty years (according to Mr Hudson) (more like 30 months)..

  209. grettir says:

    I should like to see a discussion of violence and the likely effects of various forms of violence on the part of the general population. What would be the likely effect, for example, of having any nigger found in the wrong part of town getting his head exploded? Likewise for Jews wherever?

    This is not, of course, to counsel such violence. But we should be aware of what violence will bring, even if it is something good.

    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
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