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Question 1— For the last 4 years, Democrat leaders have blamed Russia for allegedly meddling in the 2016 elections. Now the Democrats– who control all three branches of government — have the power to reset US foreign policy and take a more hostile approach to Moscow. But will they?

At present, there are roughly 40,000 US-NATO troops massed along the Russian border conducting military exercises while scores of Russian tanks, artillery and an estimated 85,000 Russian troops are now located about 25 miles from Ukraine’s eastern border. Both armies are on hair-trigger alert and prepared for any sudden provocation. If the Ukrainian Army invades the Russian-speaking region of Ukraine (Donbas), Moscow will likely respond.

So, will there be a conflagration in the Ukraine this spring and, if so, how will Putin respond? Will he limit the scope of his campaign to the Donbas or push onward to Kiev?

Israel Shamir– If the Russian army crosses the Ukrainian border, it won’t stop in the Donbas. The war will be brief and the Ukraine will be split into pieces. But will it happen?

Russia’s totem animal, the Bear, is a strong and peaceful animal that is not easily aroused, but once provoked, it is unstoppable. Russian rulers have typically fit this image. They weren’t adventurous, but level-headed and prudent. Putin, who is the quintessential Russian ruler, is risk-averse. He won’t start a war he never wanted to begin with, but he will act decisively if he needs to do so. Consider 2014, after the Ukrainian coup: the lawful Ukrainian president Mr Yanukovich ran to Russia and asked Putin to help him regain power. At that time, the Ukrainian army was weak and Russia could have easily retaken the country without facing any significant resistance. But, surprisingly, Putin did not give the order to take Kiev.

Putin is unpredictable. He ordered the seizure of Crimea despite the counsel of his advisors. It was an unexpected move, and it worked like a charm. He also pummeled Georgia in 2008 after Saakashvili invaded South Ossetia. This was another surprise move that succeeded better than anyone could have imagined. If the Ukrainians try to retake Donbas, the Russian army will beat them badly and continue on to Kiev. The presence of NATO’s troops will not deter Putin.

As for the Democrats, they can push Kiev to attack, but they will end up losing the Ukraine in the process. If the point is to poison relations between Russia and Europe, they can try to do so, but if they think the Russo-Ukrainian war is going to drag on, they’re mistaken. And if they think Putin won’t defend the Donbas, they’ve made a serious miscalculation.

Biden’s recent phone call to Putin suggests that the administration has decided not to launch a war after all. The unconfirmed report of two US ships turning away from the Black Sea fits this assessment. However, we cannot be sure about this since the Kremlin refused to agree to Biden’s offer for a meeting. The Kremlin’s response was a frosty “We shall study the proposal”. Russians feel that the summit proposal might be a trick aimed at buying time to strengthen their position. Bottom line: We cannot know certain how things will play out in the future.

 

Question 2— I have a hard time understanding what the Biden administration hopes to gain by provoking a war in the Ukraine. Seizing the Donbas will force the government to impose a costly, long-term military occupation that will be ferociously resisted by Russian-speaking people who live in the area. How does that benefit Washington?

I don’t think it does. I think the real objective is to provoke Putin into overreacting, thus, proving that Russia poses a threat to all of Europe. The only way Washington can persuade its EU allies that they should not engage in critical business transactions (like Nordstream) with Moscow, is if they can prove that Russia is an “external threat” to their collective security.

Do you agree with this or do you think Washington has something to gain by launching a war in the Ukraine?

Israel Shamir– What do you mean by ‘overreacting’? Putin is not threatening to nuke Washington or take over Brussels or storm Warsaw? But to solve the problem of Ukraine on such occasion would be entirely reasonable.

When the regime in Kiev began to prepare for war a few months ago, they thought it would be a repeat of 2015, where they attack Donbas, the Donbas suffers losses, and then the Russian army steps in to prevent their defeat. They saw it as a limited war with a good chance of regaining Donbas. But Moscow has indicated that they will respond to any unprovoked aggression using their full strength, thereby crushing the Ukrainian state. In other words, the Russian army won’t stop at the Donbas but will proceed to the western borders of the Ukraine until the entire country is liberated.

Is that ‘overreacting’?

Definitely not. The people of Ukraine would be saved from the nationalist, anti-Russian regime, and the people of Russia would be saved from a NATO base on their western flank. Hopefully the EU will understand this. As for the US, the Russians have already made up their minds; the United States is an enemy. There has been a tectonic shift in Russia, and that shift is the result of Russia’s weariness with the United States’ proxy assaults.

The US would like to see the Donbas reintegrated into the Ukrainian state because then they’d be praised as a ‘mighty defender of an East European country against Russia’. But then Russia would have permanent low-level war on its border. Either way, Russia’s relations with Europe would be poisoned and the EU would probably end up buying expensive liquefied gas from the US rather than instead the much cheaper Russian gas.

Russia’s decision to launch a full-blown attack on the Ukraine has made the whole plan irrelevant. Putin will not allow it to happen.

The Ukrainians are flexible folks. At present, they submit to anti-Russian nationalist narrative, but if the Russian army were to come, the Ukrainians would quickly remember that they were co-founders of the USSR, brothers to Russians, and they would shake off the nightmarish nationalist rule. The Ukrainians are wonderful people, but they easily adapt to new rulers, be they the German Wehrmacht, the Polish landlords, the Petlyura Nationalists, or the Communists. They would adapt to a partnership with Russia, too. Similarly, the Russians would embrace the Ukrainians as they did in 1920 and in 1945.

 

Question 3– The Russian army would have little problem capturing the Capitol, but holding on to Kiev might be a different matter altogether. Let’s say, Russian troops are deployed to Kiev to maintain the peace while a provisional government is established in the run-up to free elections. What would the US response be? What would NATO’s response be? How would this maneuver be portrayed in the western media? Would it be portrayed as a “liberation” or an “occupation by a ruthless imperial power”? Would this help or hurt Moscow’s relations with its partners around the world and particularly Germany where Nordstream is still under construction?

And wouldn’t this scenario prompt the US Intel agencies to arm, train and fund disparate groups of far-right extremists who would carry out a protracted insurgency against Russian troops in Kiev? How is that in Russia’s interest? Why would Putin put himself in the same situation the US put itself in Afghanistan, where a poorly-armed, ragtag militia has made governance impossible forcing the US to pack-up and leave 20 years later. Is that what Putin wants?

Israel Shamir— The comparison with Afghanistan is absurd. The Ukraine is a part of Russia that became independent the moment the Soviet Union collapsed. Ukrainians are Russians of a sort. They have the same religion, the same language, the same culture, and the same history. Yes, the CIA did try to arm the Ukrainian insurgency after WWII, but with little success. You could compare a takeover of Kiev with a takeover of Atlanta by Sherman.

Ukrainian independence and separation probably cannot be reversed right away, but instead of one big unwieldy state, Ukraine can be transformed into a few coherent independent units. Western Ukraine is likely to join Poland as an independent or semi-independent state. East and South Ukraine could become semi-independent under Russian umbrella, or join Russian Federation. And historical Ukraine around Poltava could try and go its own way. I think the Ukrainians would be happy to reunite with their mother state, or at least to become friendly with Moscow. There will be no need to deploy Russian troops in Kiev or elsewhere. There are enough Ukrainians to govern and control the situation and to deal with remaining extreme nationalists.

What would the US and NATO response be? How would this maneuver be portrayed in the western media? Probably the same as their response to Crimea takeover. They will be angry, unhappy, furious. The problem is they already are. They’ve already imposed sanctions on Russia and reinstalled the Iron Curtain. They’ve already done everything short of a military confrontation. Russia is so annoyed by it all, that she is beyond caring about another bout of sanctions.

I am certain that Russia won’t start a war in the Ukraine, but if Kiev does, the Russian army will topple the regime just like the US toppled regimes in Afghanistan, Iraq and many other states. And, any attempt to establish US or NATO military bases in Ukraine will undoubtedly be seen as casus belli.

Russians think that a big war is unavoidable, so it’s probably better to have the Ukraine under Moscow’s control before that war breaks out. The US is an enemy; that is the feeling in Russia. If the US wants to change that perception, it should act fast.

 

Question 4– Is Washington genuinely interested in the Ukraine or is it just a staging-ground for its war on Russia??

Israel Shamir– Washington would like to initiate a low-intensity war between Ukraine and Russia, a long-lasting war that would drain Russian resources and kill Russian troops; a war that would divert Russia’s attention from other hotspots, like in Syria or Libya. This is the way in which the US is laying the groundwork for an even bigger confrontation with Russia in the future.

Putin has accepted the breakup of the USSR. He’s not trying to reconstruct the Soviet empire nor is he particularly interested in the Ukraine. Twice he allowed Russia’s enemies to carry Ukraine away: in 2004 and in 2014. He has showed that he’d prefer to have as little to do with Ukraine as possible. Being a lawyer by education, Putin has a legal mind. He thought that Minsk Treaties were good enough a solution for all concerned. (The Minsk Treaty would “federalize” the Ukraine) He didn’t expect that Kiev would just ignore the treaties, but that’s what happened. Now he’s stuck between a rock and a hard place. He’s not keen on annexing any part of Ukraine, but he might be forced to do so sooner or later.

In the last few weeks, US-Russian relations have deteriorated significantly. Russia is deeply offended by recent developments and will not go back to “business as usual”. We have entered uncharted waters and there is no way to predict what will happen next.

 

Question 5— No one in the United States benefits from a conflict with Russia, in fact, a military confrontation with Moscow poses a serious and, perhaps, existential threat to Russians and Americans alike. Still, the rush to war continues apace, mainly because the US military –with all of its millions of troops and high-tech weaponry– is in the hands of a foreign policy establishment that is determined to control the vast resources and growth-potential of Central Asia despite the casualties and destruction that strategy will undoubtedly cause.

The biggest obstacle to this plan is Russia, which is why –since the collapse of the Soviet Union– the US and NATO have made every effort to encircle Russia, deploy missile sites to its borders, conduct hostile military exercises on its perimeter, and arm and train Islamic extremists to fight in its provinces. (Chechnya) Now that Joe Biden has been elected president, I would expect the hostilities towards Russia will rapidly intensify in both Ukraine and Syria. Biden has already shown that he will do whatever he is told to do by the foreign policy “Borg”, which means that war with Russia might be unavoidable.

Do you agree or disagree with this analysis?

 

Israel Shamir– There are forces that want to control and direct mankind. These forces use the US as their enforcer. The Trump-related part of the US elites want the US to be the main beneficiary of the process. The Biden-related part of the US elites is more globally-oriented. Russia is ready to adjust to some of their demands (vaccination, climate) in order to avoid a final showdown. On the other hand, we don’t completely know what these global elites really want. And why the sense of urgency? Why the lack of concern for the American people or the Russians or the Europeans? Perhaps Davos is the new center of power and they are simply upset by Putin’s disobedience?

What we can say for certain is that imperialists always seek world hegemony. Independent Russia presents a challenge to that plan. Perhaps, western elites think they can bring Russia into full compliance by brinkmanship and threatening war? Perhaps, what we’re seeing in the Ukraine is an attempt to browbeat Russia into obedience? The danger is that they will push things too far and start a war they can neither manage or contain.

Putin remembers the fate of Saddam and Gadhafi. He’s not going to throw in the towel and back down. He’s not going to give up or give in.

To my American readers I’d say that the US is very strong and the people of the US can have a wonderful life even without world hegemony, in fact, hegemony is not in their interests at all. What they should seek is a strong nationalist policy that cares for the American people and avoids wasteful foreign wars.

Bio– Israel Shamir is a writer on international affairs, a radical political thinker, and a Biblical and Judaic scholar. His comments on current affairs are published on The Unz Review, and on his own sites www.israelshamir.net and www.israelshamir.com. His books Galilee Flowers, Cabbala of Power, Masters of Discourse are available on the Amazon… Shamir was a dissident in the USSR and in Israel where he called for full rights for the Palestinians. He is also a global dissident who calls for the dismantling the New World Order and the American Empire

 
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  1. Rational says:

    PUTIN, PLEASE DO INTERFERE IN OUR ELECTIONS. SET UP ARPAC AND DO IT LIKE THE JUDAISTS.

    Thanks, Sir. The best way to end this and our cold war and bring world peace is for Putin to really really “interfere” in the US elections, and make sure only pro-Russian white nationalists and patriots are in power. This will prevent a hot war and solve our and their problems. Russians can get rich in the process too. Putin can do this by copying the tactics of the Judaists who own and operate our govt, like this:

    1. Setting up corporations in Russia and world over that provide web hosting, and other services, alternatives to paypal, youtube (rutube), search engines, gofundme, twitter, facebook, etc. and allowing white nationalists to use them.

    2. Set up 10 TV channels available in the US and not be afraid to expose the Jewish control of our govt. We need Fox News X 10.

    Even Erdogan knows Judaists stole the election for Alzheimer’s Biden.

    See: https://ahvalnews.com/turkey-united-states/erdogans-media-say-jews-control-america-brought-biden-office

    3. Give asylum to Assange and all patriots who get persecuted.

    4. Set up 100 groups like ARPAC (Amero-Russian Political Action Committee). Copy the tactics of the Judaists and AipAC. Give good politicians large campaign contributions, free good publicity on your TV, and when elected, have them give billions and trillions in grants to Russia and pro-white Russian corporations, and groups, just like the Judaists do.

    Attack anti-Russian politicians like Biden on your TV programs, call them racists, neo-Nazi, anti-czarmites, etc.

    I think most people would rather our country be ruled by Russians than the Judaists.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • LOL: some_loon
  2. ’Murka will do the dumbest thing possible. That is the nature of all-consuming greed.

    It will push Kiev to attacĸ Donbass. That will be the beginning of the end.

  3. JasonT says:

    “On the other hand, we don’t completely know what these global elites really want. And why the sense of urgency?”

    The second coming of Christ is very soon and Satan’s time is short, hence the urgency of the minions to take control over the world very soon.

  4. Notsofast says:

    and why the sense of urgency?… because they will never have a better chance than this, they made the entire worlds populous walk around with their underwear on their head for a year and a half. the people will never be more compliant and excepting of anything than right now. neocon 5d checkers.

  5. Anonymous[114] • Disclaimer says:

    Looks like Faker and Poopie have been passing around the stupid bong. Let’s think about the logic here. It’s a given that if war breaks out it will be over quickly, the Russians could take Kiev in a matter of days. Why, then, would the Americans goad or green light the Ukrainians into starting something? Either:

    A. The Americans are delusional about Ukrainian military capabilities
    B. The Americans secretly want the Russians to reassert influence over Ukraine
    C. The Americans are not, in fact, trying to engineer a war right now

    It’s petty obvious that C is the right answer. The Americans are probably sending a message to the Europeans and also trying to get intel on Russian movements in preparation for something bigger in the ME (thanks Vlad!)

    I think I like the Team China bullshit here better than Team Russia’s, at least they don’t make fools of themselves all the time.

  6. #3 Sorry that is no way it works. Russia will not protect Donbas and than march on Kiev.
    The moment Donbas is attacked, following next night Russia will send one division of Paratroopers over Kiev. Next morning ALL Ukie government will be arrested all TV and radio stations will be in Russian hands. And the speech of Zelenski capitulation will be broadcasted.

    • Agree: Alfred
  7. NATO forces near Ukraine are there for a showy training exercise. They don’t have the ammunition or other supplies to fight for more than 48 hours. Moreover, the troops have no interest in an idiotic and suicidal war with Russia. Most Ukrainian soldiers feel the same way. Ukraine is not part of NATO, and NATO Generals will do nothing without approval from their own nation, which will not come. There is no Ukraine crisis, this is just another game to boost military budgets.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  8. The US often talks about « sending a message ».

    IMO Russia knows that this is an opportunity to send a message to the US, through a demonstration of military effectiveness and precision. Doing an « adequate » job would do the job, but not send a message. IMO Russia really really wants to make this one count, as regards « sending a message ».

    I hope I’m correct, but I really look forward to seeing it.

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
  9. WHAT says:

    Lol bullshit, nobody here sees khokhol as a “brother” or anything approaching that.

  10. WHAT says:
    @Anonymous

    And how will any of your muh intel fetish help in Syria, where russian campaign is predominantly airborne, lol? Are you a qtard as well?

  11. There is ONE little thing Mike Whitney missed, or maybe it developed as/after he wrote this, the State Department told Germany last week there would be no further sanctions on Germany or her companies as regards Nordstream II. I believe also that a four-Euro-country coalition told the U.S. a couple of weeks ago that this was for Germany’s energy security, Nordstream that is and they sounded like they’re serious about any further American interference in the matter.

    On the subject of LNG, is it even possible to transport enough LNG from the United States to Germany in quantity equal to the flow of Nordstream II? That pipe they’re laying looks of sufficient diameter to walk through standing up, it’s going to pass a LOT of gas. I don’t know what the flow rates and pressures are, but I know one thing; Boston has a large LNG terminal and it’s a dangerous setup. Pipelines seem to me a safer enterprise.

    Anyone familiar with this stuff?

  12. Of all the forest folks, the one most zealous in protection of her cubs is Mama Bear. If there are any adults pulling the strings in the Di$trict of Corruption; they should understand that elementary bit of geopolitical logic.

    Shamir could be correct in assuming that the Kamala’s Foote/Biden regime, a selected rather than elected governmental administration, being comprised mostly of poker players, did realize that Putin called their bluff when his foreign affairs and military people let Washington know, and not in traditional diplomatic language, that those two American destroyers dispatched to the Black Sea would be sailing in dangerous waters. They promptly turned tail and headed back westwards. Almost literally, the Russian move was a traditional shot across the bow.

    Nevertheless, Putin’s Russia stands in the way of not only the world’s greatest potential resource grab, but perhaps also they block “The Great Reset”, signifiying the entire globalist New World Order agenda as ordered by the West’s ruling Bank$ter crime clans. With Russia now having developed the world’s most advanced military technology, training and tactics and with a nonpareil civil defense organization and with China fast becoming the planet’s most potent economic engine; the Cabal may feel their horizon to seize full world control is rapidly narrowing. The next several months to maybe three or four years could be make or break time for their overarching agenda of total control.

    So the wheel’s still in spin, as the 20th Century’s great Jewish prophet, Bob Dylan sang it out some number of years ago. One of the more positive aspects of Judaism is that they do produce some amazing prophets, rebels questioning authority, the lot of them over multiples of centuries.

    We are said by some meta-historical observers, to have entered the opening years of the Age of Aquarius, a 2,600 year era of change, as of December 31, 2012. Perhaps that is another reason why the Cabal seems to be going for broke in their encroachments on Russia, China, Iran, Syria and even little Lebanon. The Age of Pisces, with its stolen version of “Christianity”, is fast fading into a past created by Imperial Rome. Younger people all across the globe are deserting organized religion and its many dogmas.

    Geopolitically–militarily–astute observers tend to agree that should the puppet regime in Kiev opt to march eastwards, they will get whupped upside the head by an enraged (but not stupidly so) Mama Bear.

    Personally, my own take is that should push come to shove, it is not likely that Russian forces would attempt to take Kiev or the region around Poltava. Nor would they countenance the certain headache of advancing on Uniate/Catholic/fascist-dominated Galicia. Their stopline might actuate, say a hundred kilometers east of the Ukrainian capital. However, their units might well envelop Odessa and the entire Black Sea coast all the way to the Transnistria/Moldavia border.

    Ukraine would be reduced to rump-state status but would be guaranteed independence and protection by a Russia-Belorus consortium. The long Polish and then Austro-Hungarian dominated Galicia would likely seek some form of federation status with Poland and Lithuania. Chances are that the Kremlin would be happy with that outcome.

    The Evil Empire and NATO will huff and puff. Diplomats will get shuffled around. Wiser heads would consider the speed of the Russian advance and their combat efficiency and decide to recoup their losses and do what they can to keep Europe in thrall. Time to work on Plan B.

  13. -The Ziocorporate globalist NATO/EU terrorists: We supported Chechen terrorist separatists and KLA organ-harvesting Jihadis, dismembered Yugoslavia and bombed Serbia, used your Russian airspace that you opened for us to invade Afghanistan after the 9/11 Zioterrorist self-attacks, instigated Georgia into war with Russia, used your UNSC vote to destroy Libya with ISIS, turned EUkraine into a NATO satellite complete with an bloody massacre in Odessa and yet another massmurderous war on Russia’s border and blamed and sanctioned you for it, shot down your planes in Syria; and we’re gonna be taking Belarus the moment Lukashenko blinks. But we’re really good business partners, and need some gas, you know.

    -Putin: Can we sign the Nordstream33 contract already? But if you expel my diplomats I’m gonna get real tough and expel a proportionate number of yours.

    But seriously, the global order overlords and great resetters and bioterrorists are more than certainly counting on more fruitful neegotiations with Putin over Russia’s strategic position in post-plandemic transhumanist postmodernism.

  14. Miro23 says:

    To my American readers I’d say that the US is very strong and the people of the US can have a wonderful life even without world hegemony, in fact, hegemony is not in their interests at all. What they should seek is a strong nationalist policy that cares for the American people and avoids wasteful foreign wars.

    The problem here, is that the American people are crushed and powerless, and in the grip of something morphing into a Neo-Bolshevik style dictatorship. Similarly to the mid 1930’s this dictatorship wants world power – and from this perspective Ukraine looks more like Spain 1936 (the first act of a much bigger show).

    Biden’s recent phone call to Putin suggests that the administration has decided not to launch a war after all. The unconfirmed report of two US ships turning away from the Black Sea fits this assessment. However, we cannot be sure about this since the Kremlin refused to agree to Biden’s offer for a meeting. The Kremlin’s response was a frosty “We shall study the proposal”. Russians feel that the summit proposal might be a trick aimed at buying time to strengthen their position.

    Except that the US ordered two British warships to go there instead.

    TASS, April 18. Two British warships will sail for the Black Sea in May. According to The Sunday Times, a source in the Royal Navy indicated that this gesture is intended to show solidarity with Ukraine and NATO in the region against the background of the situation at the Russian-Ukrainian border.

    According to the newspaper, one Type 45 destroyer armed with anti-aircraft missiles and an anti-submarine Type 23 frigate will peel off from the Royal Navy’s carrier task group in the Mediterranean and sail through the Bosphorus into the Black Sea.

    It is reported that the decision was made in order to support Ukraine after the US cancelled its plans of sending two destroyers to the Black Sea in order to avoid further escalation in the region and tensions with Russia. It is noted that in case of a threat on the part of Russia, the UK is ready to send other military equipment to the region.

    https://tass.com/world/1279483

    I would guess that the US Trotskyites plan to push the Ukrainians into a war and then launch a massive international media barrage, “heroic Ukrainian patriots”, “Russian atrocities”, “killer Putin” etc. sufficient to finish with Nord Stream 2 and scare France and Germany back into the US fold.

    If this is right, then they’re not expecting Russia to retake the whole of the Ukraine, and they’re not planning to start WW3.

    However, Russia’s lowest risk strategy would probably still be to only defend their existing positions making it difficult to claim a “Russian invasion”. They’ve probably already lost Nord Stream (which is really a German loss – and the Germans know what the ZioGlob are doing here). This buys time, and given that the US is already on a fast downward slope, lets them keep sliding.

    • Thanks: annamaria
  15. The Ukrainians are flexible folks. At present, they submit to anti-Russian nationalist narrative, but if the Russian army were to come, the Ukrainians would quickly remember that they were co-founders of the USSR, brothers to Russians, and they would shake off the nightmarish nationalist rule. The Ukrainians are wonderful people, but they easily adapt to new rulers, be they the German Wehrmacht, the Polish landlords, the Petlyura Nationalists, or the Communists. They would adapt to a partnership with Russia, too. Similarly, the Russians would embrace the Ukrainians as they did in 1920 and in 1945.

    Pure idealism.

    Do not underestimate the extent to which the experience of independence, the anti-Russian narrative, billions in remittances from migrant workers in Poland, the massive and entrenched bribery system involving American politicians, and especially the “annexation” of Crimea, have stoked nationalist sentiment in every segment of Ukrainian society, short of those explicitly identifying as Russian.

    I have seen Ukrainians from all over that country go as red in the face, and as fast, over Crimea as Americans about “trans rights”. It is fever-pitch over there. We tend to look down on their small-nation complex, but at least it’s about lebensraum and not some degenerate ideology. I assume Moscow keeps that well in mind.

    They may roll over in the end, but it will not be an embrace.

    • Disagree: Ukraine Tiger
    • Replies: @Rogue
    , @S
  16. Alfred says:

    Things have changed a lot over the past 20 years. Governments and media have total control over populations. For proof, just look at how stupid the population of countries like the UK and Australia have become. They actually still believe that masks and lockdowns are a good thing. They believe that they are personally threatened by a virus that hardly kills any healthy person under the age of 70. 🤣

    If the Russians get control of the centre of Kiev – with its mobile telephony, TV, radio and websites – the game is up. It suffices to send an SMS to all inhabitants of Kiev to say that they will be shot if they venture outdoors and that will be the end of the matter. Gradually, shops, transport and businesses can reopen. The police will have new orders and that will be it. There is no need for Russian troops to patrol. There will be no ambushes by Nazis. The elite Jews who currently control the place will panic.

    There will be no repeat of Maidan. No one will be able to come by coach from Lvov to create havoc. Most Nazis will try to pretend that they never had anything to do with it.

    The personal links between all individuals is to be found in their mobile phone usage. Anyone who spoke to Zelensky, Poroshenko etc in the last 12 months could be detained and investigated. The same is true for their emails. Everyone uses Russian in Kiev. It would be a cinch for the Russians to go through all the emails electronically.

    Freeze all bank accounts and only allow a small withdrawal each week. Pull in all the international transfers. Find out who has been siphoning money from the state and sending it abroad. Arrest them.

    I could go on, but you get the picture. Almost nothing we do these days is not permanently recorded in different computer systems.

    Arrest and put on trial all those involved in the atrocities in the Donbass over the past 7 years. 13,000 plus people died – most of them civilians. Justice must be pursued. Hold a genuine investigation of the shootings at Maidan and the massacre in Odessa. Those who tortured the police chief of Mariupol must be exposed and punished.

  17. Dumbo says:

    Biden is right. Nuke the bastards. They are stealing our precious bodily fluids.

    • Replies: @ricpic
    , @Buck Ransom
  18. GMC says:

    Good article- Thanks – Crimea didn’t need much pushing , in order to Vote to go back to Russia – they are an Autonomous Republic that tried to go back in the 90s, but was foiled by Kyiv. Kiev made sure the Crimean Gov. was always stacked with mafia leaders, and the monies for routine infrastructure, school, hospital , gov. buildings, etc were pocketed. Only the areas from Sevastopol to Yalta were kept up by Moscow itself. All the people saw this – we are the size of Vermont.
    Elephant in the room ? The Globalists – Monsanto/Bayer, Cargill, DuPont, Eli Lili, and others that own a whole lot of Ukraine, esp. the breadbasket. Even the US Navy guards the port near Odecca, where they export their grain etc. So, what this past skirmish did was to move the security armies funding, from the Globalists to the US and EU taxpayer – so to speak. Mr. Shamir touches on this when he speaks about the ” Borg”. Globalist 5 Ukraine 0 .
    The US is run by the children , grandchildren of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Russian looters, the Babylonian Talmud Rabbi pet students, globalist stooges, and thousands of bought off Americans that work for them. Call them what you wish – they are Illuminati, Freemasons, Zionists, Bankers, Lawyers, Globalists, demented old men, opportunists – many different classes. To most of us tho, they are the defined Enemy and should be treated this way – mentally and physically.
    Russians are totally different from todays Americans and that is what will keep Russia alive. Putin’s personality, patience, and drive is a great example of this . Shamir is spot on in his opinion of how laid back the Ukies are vs, the straight laced , serious Russians .

    • Agree: annamaria, Iva
  19. Anon[159] • Disclaimer says:

    Israel Shamir– Washington would like to initiate a low-intensity war between Ukraine and Russia, a long-lasting war that would drain Russian resources and kill Russian troops; a war that would divert Russia’s attention from other hotspots, like in Syria or Libya.

    Correction…

    Jews would like to initiate…

    • Thanks: annamaria
    • Replies: @Geowhizz
  20. Schuetze says:

    “The Ukrainians are flexible folks. At present, they submit to anti-Russian nationalist narrative, but if the Russian army were to come, the Ukrainians would quickly remember that they were co-founders of the USSR, brothers to Russians, and they would shake off the nightmarish nationalist rule. The Ukrainians are wonderful people, but they easily adapt to new rulers, be they the German Wehrmacht, the Polish landlords, the Petlyura Nationalists, or the Communists. They would adapt to a partnership with Russia, too. Similarly, the Russians would embrace the Ukrainians as they did in 1920 and in 1945

    Lviv, or more correctly Lemberg, has suffered a century of Russian “embraces”, and the Poles and Austrians were ethnically purged by the Red Russian Rapist Army in 1939-41 and again in 1944-51. Stalin and his pet jews, or vice versa, also lied about and projected their own war crimes there as much as they did about Poland, where they blamed Katyn on the Germans.

    The real issue that arrogant ((Russians)) like Shamir forget is that all of Eastern Europe was raped, purged and brutalized by Russians for 45 years after the war. Vast areas of Poland was stolen and the Poles driven out in the same fashion that Germans were driven out of East Prussia, Pomerania and much of Saxony. Galicia was purged of the Poles who were forced into Germany. Russia is still occupying Königsberg to this day. Russians love to fantasize about “liberating” all these lands by murdering, raping and forcing their native peoples to leave. This has left a deep scar on all of Europe, and no amount of arrogant trivializing of these actions will make that scar disappear, not on Ukrainians and other Eastern Europeans, and importantly also not on the brutalized Russians either.

    Just as Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and occupied Königsberg all are 100% justified in hating and fearing Russian Imperialism, so is Ukraine and especially Western Ukraine justified as well. The continually slandered “Ukro-Nazis” hate Russians for a very, very, very good reason. That a century of rape, murder and ethnic cleansing might lead to an over reaction of nationalism by the survivors is completely justified and natural.

    If Russia would admit and accept what they did to Eastern Europe under the mantle of judeo-communism, if Russia would disavow Stalin and his numerous war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Red Russian Rapist Army, then likely there could be great strides made towards reconciliation and peace.

    Instead, Putin the bully and the new Russian big bully army insist on macho shows of force like continual airspace and submarine violations and the militaristic May Day parades we will all again be subjected to this year. It is also telling how Shamir gloats about Putin’s over reaction to Georgia’s resistance to Russian imperial domination. This is the real reason why in the 1990’s all of Eastern Europe begged Nato to let them in, and it is the real reason why Ukraine and Georgia desperately want into Nato as well.

    I say this as a person who despises Nato, but Putin’s and Russia’s macho bluster is forcing all of Eastern Europe and even the near east to flee to the welcoming arms of Zionist Nato. Of course the Hebrew loves this almost as much as they loved Hitler when he threw the jews out of banking, media and purged them from all their ill-gained public offices.

    If Putin was half the man that people like Shamir and Saker make him out to be, then instead of propagating lies about the holohoax and kissing the wailing wall, he would confront the real problem here, Israel. But Putin is a pussy and a bully, so every time Israel kicks him and Russia in the balls, he turns around and vents his fury on some easy to bully and innocent country on his periphery, like Ukraine, Georgia, Japan or Norway.

  21. vox4non says:

    Churchill’s observation about the USA cannot be more apt, “The US will do the right thing, after it has done all others.” Hopefully, that is before nuclear Armageddon is unleashed upon us.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  22. Anonymous[180] • Disclaimer says:

    That’s basically what I suggested over a week ago. I should think that Putin has already thoroughly infiltrated Kiev, including the centers of government and the military with undercover special forces. He’s had over seven years to do so. He might even have some undercover agents in the Ukie government and military ready to direct a nice quick and quiet but hard and decisive coup. Maybe Putin’s even got a job on offer to Zelensky if he plays ball.

    I should think that most everyone except the neonazi militias (Azov battalion etc), the Galician hard core and the Washington neocons want this conflict over with minimal loss of life and property. Nothing will be rebuilt nor power bases stabilised until there is a lasting peace and normalised relations with both Russia and the EU (whether Nuland prefers to “fuck” that organisation or not). Zelensky must realise that to choose war over a deal is to choose, at best, a slow painful death over beginning the road to recovery, a path I do not see Washington offering. Since he is the ultimate realist, I’ve no doubt that Putin would still be willing to offer a pacified Ukraine all sorts of business and financial incentives in spite of its outrageously hostile behavior since the Maidan putsch back in 2014.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Thim
  23. HKW says:

    Ukraine – the most bestial massacre of Poles in Wolyn ever recorded.

    Ukraine deserve its KARMA …..

    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
  24. Anonymous[833] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    This entry was supposed to be in reply to #6 (which explains the starting sentence). Don’t know how it became dis-attached.

  25. @Anonymous

    “Looks like Faker and Poopie have been passing around the stupid bong.”
    Hey guy? I know you’re just having a bit of fun. And I know you don’t agree with the Saker & Pepe Escobar — but don’t they deserve a bit better ? We — Unz readers etc, deserve better .
    I mean “Poopie” ??? “Poopie” ? Jesus, I literally cringed — it’s plain embarrassing.
    In fact you deserve & can do way better.

    • Agree: Oscar Peterson
  26. Sorry to drop in a rather cynical one on this elevated debate.
    Seems strange that this Ukraine conflict is analysed here as if the outcome would matter somehow to our governors. If history thought us anything is it not that any war will do? Certainly for the Jewnited or Jewknitted States any war will do. Any political outcome will do. Relevant is the profits that are to be made. So duration is important. The longer the better. The costlier the better. Is that not how the fortunate ones play the game on both sides? Just to become more fortune-ated. And the more gent-le soldiers perish on both sides is a colatteral bonus. Military equipment has to be used and replaced with newer and more expensive stuff. Investments must yield. Trump did not play ball on this as Obama did, so now he is put out of the way, some real spending is long overdue.
    Please do not give our politicians the benefit of possessing intelligence by assuming they would be considering pro and cons of a war. For them there is no such a thing as cons of a war (besides that war is always a con). That they would be seeking refined political or strategic motives is too much credit for a basically barbarian JSA.

    And by the way, could we not find a better word for those that govern us than ‘elites’. Barbarians that do not in any way care for our gent-le lives deserve a more suitable name. A name that somehow suitibly reflects their heartlessnes, their greediness, their imorality, their deviousness and their other degenerate characteristics. Anything but ‘elite’, because on the scale of humaineness they are at the very bottom or not even on the scale. So ‘elite’ is a name they may give themselves but as gent-le people should we not use something more apt? Any suggestions?
    Sine qua-non.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @Sine quan-on
    , @Buck Ransom
  27. @JasonT

    The second coming of Christ is very soon and Satan’s time is short, hence the urgency of the minions to take control over the world very soon.

    Don’t hold your breath.

    There is certainly an urgency to the ruling class’ madness of late, but perhaps they’re all just on the rags or something (anyone noticed how so many Western “defence” ministers and people in high places are now female? No offense to women – just saying).

    HOWEVER…

    There’s a whole raft of mind-boggling events of global impact which have yet to eventuate before Christ decides to make an encore appearance.

    I fear all those Chosenites champing at the bit to catalyse the Rapture just to satisfy their own impatience and astounding presumption of entitlement are going to be sorely disappointed. More likely, most of those will meet an early end in the global war “using bombs of immense power all across the Northern Hemisphere” that has yet to happen, than be wafted up to Heaven in their eagerly awaited Rapture.

    Don’t get me wrong, Satan is a real force to be reckoned with, and all things foretold will come to pass. But no man will know the day or the hour.

    The End Times will be notable for false prophets and false Messiahs.

    And the Anti-Christ hasn’t even made an entrance yet – and he won’t rise to power, according to Saint Anne Catherine Emmerich, until after Europe has been invaded and conquered by “the Turks” once again (apologies to the Turks – no offense intended), and then eventually been driven back out by a European army united under a German King.

    The pieces aren’t yet in place for any of that.

    Best to deal with things day by day, and don’t go jumping the gun.

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @Johan
    , @Dave Bowman
  28. @Schuetze

    There is no justification for using the German name for Lvov/Lviv. It was never a German city, just under Austrian domination for a period, which is not at all the same thing. If anything, it should called by its Polish name, Lwów.

    Germany’s loss of territory after World War II was a consequence and a punishment for Germany’s demented and genocidal bid to destroy Russia, Poland, and other Slavic nations. In fact, Stalin let you off easily, as he wanted Germany to remain as a buffer between the Soviet sphere and the Western powers. If it had been up to the (((Americans))), you would have been exterminated.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  29. @Featherless

    The MIC would like nothing better than for the Russians to show they mean business. Whatever it takes to justify even more outrageous military budgets in the future. The American people will be required to sacrifice more and more because of the “Russian threat”.

  30. @HKW

    That’s true. I don’t know how today’s Poles are being so welcoming to the Ukes after they massacred every Pole they could get their hands during World War II, in what used to be eastern Poland. Either the Poles are very forgiving or they are historically illiterate.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Schuetze
    , @Iva
  31. @Anonymous

    D America doesn’t care for Ukraine, but a little blood sacrifice could work to bubble up anger in their allies, and keep the NATO cult strong.

  32. @Anonymous

    It’s a given that if war breaks out it will be over quickly, the Russians could take Kiev in a matter of days.

    In a matter of hours, minutes even.

    C. The Americans are not, in fact, trying to engineer a war right now

    It’s petty obvious that C is the right answer.

    Seriously, who knows what crafty mischief the world’s foremost dirty tricks & false flag experts are up to right now?

    To quote Samuel Jackson in Diehard 2 – “Even God doesn’t know what you’re doing!”.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  33. padre says:
    @Jim Christian

    The state department said a lot of things, the only problem is, that it is not calling the shots!

  34. Schuetze says:
    @Ray Caruso

    From 1772-1918, almost 150 years, Lemberg was part of Austria. From 1920-1939, 18 years, it was part of Poland. From 1951-1993 it was part of the USSR, which no longer exists except in Saker’s and Shamir’s fantasies. For the last 25 years it as been part of Ukraine. In every one of those cases it was under occupation.

    It would seem to me that “greater Germany” has a older and longer claim to Lemberg than Poland or Ukraine. But lets face it, Stalin’s genocidal activities changed the “facts” on ground in Eastern Europe. By leaving the borders where Stalin put them, Europe is legitimizing Stalin’s psychopathic murders and crimes against humanity. But of course Russia is blatantly doing that anyway.

    That is why it is so laughable when Russia claims that “Crimea” is a part of Russia. It proves to the entire planet that Russians are the planets second biggest hypocrites, after the Hebrews of course.

  35. Rogue says:
    @Marshall Lentini

    I certainly don’t know too much about the issues involved, but I think your assessment is probably more accurate.

    The Shamir stuff you quoted certainly came across to me as somewhat rose-colored when I first read it.

    • Replies: @Johan
  36. Schuetze says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    In a matter of hours, minutes even.

    Bwaaaaa. That’s why MH17 happened. And all the Russian jets and helicopters that have been downed over Ukraine and Syria. That’s why Israel and Turkey keep bitch slapping Russia by bombing Syria. That’s why the US is sitting on all of Eastern Syria and stealing their oil. That’s why America is still in Afghanistan after 20 years. All because Russia could defeat Nato, 5 eyes, and most importantly Israel, in a matter of “minutes even”.

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  37. Thim says:

    Jews in charge in Kiev and Washington, hope and pray, but prepare for the worst. The Synagogue of Satan enjoys starting wars between non joosh nations. They love it.

  38. @Alfred

    This is a somewhat blood-thirtsy misreading of the situation, I think.

    Moscow does not seem to be out for blood at all, and even in the event of full takeover – which it is far too early to assume to be in the cards, of course – would most likely not indulge in executions or excessive show trials. They would do the latter, people would be sent to prisons across the Federation, but the last thing Putin wants or needs is to alienate the Ukrainian populace to that extent, especially after a war.

    Every action Putin takes with neighboring peoples, even those Russia has just defeated, annexed, or supported against some other nation, is characterized by conciliation. This isn’t the 90’s; Ukraine, even the Donbas, is not Chechnya.

    I don’t believe Ukrainians could be pacified, in the event. Their mentality has reached a level of blind hatred rivaled only by Jews for any whisper of dissent from their worldview.

    On the other hand, Washington is very much out for blood, as we all know. Whose blood exactly is unclear, but the cost of retaining their Soros-funded Ukrainian honeypot, obtaining Central Asian wealth and shoring up the dollar, or whatever the fuck they truly want, would probably never be too high for others to pay.

    • Replies: @Brooklyn Dave
  39. Thim says:
    @Anonymous

    Right about Putin, a realist who would prefer to work this out the Christian way. Wrong about Zelensky, A Jew who cares nothing at all about Ukrainians, but is only interested in his own people. The whole lot of the Goy can die, and it is all the same to Zelensky, Blinken, etc.

    • Replies: @Ralphinlondon
  40. @Majority of One

    If it does come down to Russian response hopefully it will mean the liberation of the southern and eastern oblasts east of the Dnipro and east of Sumy. Poland can have the rest. Russia would then have the land bridge to Crimea, the mining sector of Donbass, the industrialised (albeit shabby) centre of Zaporozhye and full access to the Sea of Azov. And I would become a Russian citizen.

    • Thanks: israel shamir
  41. GMC says:
    @Alfred

    Yep, I agree with – Kyiv being able to clean up if you run off the right people. But the corruption in Kyiv has always been SOP. Most of the Ukies know the Russian Federation isn’t the Soviet Grim Reaper, that the West programs them with, but that nonstop propaganda has taken a toll – regardless.
    Human nature is such, that people next to this border or the other border, is where your relationships are . East and South Ukraine including Kyiv, and Odecca in the past – goes Russian. Lviv goes to Hungary, Poland, etc. goes Europe. Texas border with Mexico goes TexMex and on and on in the world. Unfortunately, many borders of scrupulis countries, have been drawn up by Idiots or shrewd bankers , politicians etc. for the Globalist/ Geopolitical enterprises. Time for a change because many borders are advantageous to the MIC and the trouble makers. The One World Order that the West wants is as bad as it gets – for any logic or human development. Homicide before Suicide can work both ways, but I hope the west population , thinks about this old phrase – first.

  42. @Alfred

    “Freeze all bank accounts and only allow a small withdrawal each week. Pull in all the international transfers. Find out who has been siphoning money from the state and sending it abroad. Arrest them.”

    and then, perhaps I could get my money back.

    • Agree: Alfred
  43. Ross23 says:

    There won’t be a war in Ukraine.

    Russia has 200,000 troops and heavy equipment on the border. The moment the first shot is fired Ukie soldiers will be walking into a wall of lead and death. They know it so will the Ukie gov.

    In fact if they ever were crazy enough to launch such an attack they, the Ukie leadership will almost certainly be signing their death warrants by triggering a military coup. There’s not many humiliating military losses that don’t end up in one for the instigators.

    The US knows this so is trying a different type of escalation via Navalney hunger strike and this absurd accusation on the Czech arms dump explosion 7 years ago

    • Replies: @Sean
    , @Alfred
  44. kszat says:

    Must take issue in part with the following statement: “They have the same religion, the same language, the same culture, and the same history.” (1) The Russian and Ukrainian languages, while similar, are not identical. The languages only enjoy a 60% mutual comprehensibility; (2) the Ukrainian Catholic Church, while employing liturgical practices similar to the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches, is organizationally tied to the Roman Catholic Church and is quite prevalent in the western areas of the country. Cultural similarities are not cultural equivalences. The Ukrainian yearning for independence from Russia has long historical roots—roots that long precede the emergence of a hegemonic mindset on the part of American political elites.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  45. This analysis omits the deadly menace provided by a Canadian spearhead situated in Latvia. Though the ‘Princess Patricias” have been disbanded over a little, er… ethnic incident in Somalia, the New Patricia’s, the Lena Dunhams are well represented as a lesbo-tranny brigade and no self respecting ‘Rooshian’ would want to fuck with them (literally).

    Added to which there is also the good ole toothless male contingent. Send a torrent of Bobby Probert (RIP) u-tubes showing him in full windmill and Putin will pause for a moment of second sober thought.

    Hey, don’t forget we once burned down the White House. We are the new Spartans.

    Cheers-

    • Replies: @ivegotrythm
  46. Z-man says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    Don’t get me wrong, Satan is a real force to be reckoned with, and all things foretold will come to pass. But no man will know the day or the hour.

    That is Truth.

  47. You could compare a takeover of Kiev with a takeover of Atlanta by Sherman.

    IIRC, Union forces laid siege to the city and the Confederates set it on fire when they burned supply depots before escaping the city, so it wasn’t exactly a cakewalk.

  48. @Jim Christian

    Let’s just say that Germany relying on LNG from the US and ME is somebody’s pipe dream.

  49. MarkU says:
    @Anonymous

    One of the oldest tricks in the book, make a fake list of alternatives that doesn’t include the real objective.

    The US doesn’t give a rat’s arse about Ukraine, its just a means to start a cold war between the RF and the NATO countries to cut the Russians out of the European energy market and derail the Chinese belt and road initiative. They don’t give a damn about ‘winning’ or ‘losing’ the intended conflict, they just want to point the finger and shriek about ‘Russian aggression’ in order to pressure the Germans into cancelling Nordstream 2 and any other Russian supplied energy.

    Of course if the Europeans weren’t run by (((banker))) stooges and if they had any balls between them they would force the US to call the whole thing off and pressure the Ukrainian fascists to honour the Minsk 2 agreement. Sadly we are just going to have to prepare for the worst and hope it doesn’t go nuclear.

    I see my own government (I am from the UK) has decided to send some sacrificial ships to the Black sea (the US apparently doesn’t want to risk theirs) What else can we expect when 2/3 of our parliament are in ‘Friends of Israel’ groups?

  50. Robjil says:
    @Schuetze

    Crimea was only “given” to Soviet Ukraine in 1954. It was Russian in 1954 and in 2014. 60 years later it went home to Russia.

    This “gift” is what the Zion US empire wants.

    It wants to use the “gift” just like Kosovo. Kosovo has the biggest Zion US military base in Europe.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
    , @JKnecht
    , @GMC
  51. BorisMay says:

    No mention of the elephant in the room!

    The Covid 19 scam is on the point of collapse. Half the population of the EU, the UK and a third of the US people are refusing the prophylactic Bill Gates genocide jab and only 3 million Russians have taken it. The Great Reset is on the point of collapse.

    To make the genocide jab compulsory the powers that be need a war to divert attention. No one gives a monkey’s fart for Ukraine and its Nazi military so what’s not to like?

    World War Three started in 2014 for those with eyes to see. Russia has upgraded her weaponry, doubled the size of her airborne forces and spread her influence far and wide to support the ‘action’ part of the world war that is about to engulf Europe (for US readers all of Russia west of the Urals is geographically in Europe).

    Logistically the US, NATO and associated forces currently in the European theatre are totally isolated. Even the German invasion in World War Two has severe logistical problems due to the distance and carrier difficulties that they encountered.

    It would be impossible for the west to support an attack on Russia per se, and it could only support the Ukraine for a week at most, and then only if they had control of all the European air space, which considering Russian weaponry currently available and deployed is just wishful thinking.

    But the US has a vegetable for a President so we can not know exactly what the string puller would do with the Bidet puppet in the White House. If it really is war then Berlin, Paris and London will be nuked to paralyse them and Washington and all military control centres in the US will be nuked too. After that the Russians will shoot down every missile fired at them…and most probably none will get through.

    If the US vegetable President Bidet doesn’t go nuclear Putin will push through to the Baltic through Ukraine and Poland, to join up with the Russian enclave in Poland. No European or Scandinavian military will dare to take on Russia. The US will high tail it out of Europe like all cowardly bullies do and the world map will be withdrawn with Europe and Scandinavia being within the greater Russian hegemony that then emerges.

    The US will then be isolated.

  52. Z-man says:

    Putin has RED lines. Crimea and the south western flank connected by the big beautiful Crimea bridge. The Russian speaking areas now under ‘Russian’ control will never go back to Ukraine as they provide strategic support for the south western flank and Crimea with that big beautiful bridge. If the ‘little Jew in Kiev’ were smart he would negotiate with Putin to relinquish these Russian lands ASAP. Putin would be very grateful, cheap gas would be flowing evermore into Kiev. But he is a Jew and probably has a growing bank account in Zurich by way of Tel Aviv and/or ‘NY City One’ that will make him sadly fight for Donbas to the last drop of Slavic blood.

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @yurivku
  53. BorisMay says:

    As Andrew Anglin writes, watch out for an upcoming false flag…

    • Replies: @Christophe GJ
  54. Jake says:
    @Anonymous

    It is quite hard, most of the time, to know the difference between someone who is just ignorant and, on the other hand, someone who is mouthing a role for either groups like the ADL and SPLC and AIPAC or else for Judaizing heretical English-speaking Protestant groups.

    You fit that problem.

  55. @Schuetze

    Like Mike did say in Godfather:” You are not lucky.” Neither is US. You all will be destroyed Soon after Israel was destroyed. Jews will be sorry for taking US side.
    Why? How come?
    It is decision taken by God.
    Russians are Gods chosen people. Do not forget it!!!

  56. “Ukrainians are Russians of a sort. They have the same religion, the same language, the same culture, and the same history.”

    They, like the Russians, are a Slavic people, but a separate, Slavic, ethnic group, like so-called “White Russians” (now called Belarusians). Their language is not “the same” as Russian any more than Portuguese is “the same” as Spanish or Dutch is “the same” as German. Ukrainian, though similar to Russian, is a separate language. Most ethnic Ukrainians resent being confused with Russians. They do not necessarily have the “same religion. West Ukraine is predominantly Roman Catholic whereas East Ukraine is predominantly Eastern Orthodox (owing to the fact that this area was settled by ethnic Russians). Their culture and history is not “the same”, though it is similar.

  57. Schuetze says:
    @Robjil

    “It was Russian in 1954”

    No, it was part of the USSR. Russia was conquered by communist jews in 1918. What happened in what was once the Russian Empire between 1918, or at least 1923, and 1993 had nothing to do with “Russia”. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said:

    You must understand, the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse.

    Now these macho Russian war mongers want to ignore what the judeo-communists did to Russians, and Ukrainians, and to Poles for that matter. They have let their mask slip ever more as they become ever more war-horny and the old “Military Might” of Stalin’s USSR. They are even worse than their favorite enemies, the cardboard cut out “Ukro-Nazis”.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  58. @WHAT

    He is probably someone who is sitting in an Israeli misinformation and troll farm.

  59. The bear is powerfull and brave. Maybe yes… But the truth is that a war in Ukraine is very dangerous for Russia too. Not only for the US.
    Doing nothing is also dangerous, for sure… So whatever the option, there is danger around.

  60. @BorisMay

    As Andrew Anglin writes, watch out for an upcoming false flag…

    USS Liberty 2021 in the black sea ?

  61. @Marshall Lentini

    The Ukrainians who would the hardest to pacify are in the Ukie Diaspora in US, Canada and Western Europe. These folks still maintain a WW II mentality, act as if the Holodomor (which was terrible) only happened the other day and have a fair number of Banderists among their number. They do not wish to acknowledge that the Holodomor was orchestrated by the same Jews who launched the Bolshevik Revolution and killed millions of Orthodox Russians more than a decade beforehand. The ideal would be for Ukraine to maintain it territorial integrity minus perhaps the Donbas and go forward with a positive relationship with Russia.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  62. Many of us are aware by now that President Putin will address the National Parliament of the Russian Federation on Wednesday April 21, 2021.

    What will he say about the US threat of hostilities in its design of using the Black Sea coastal states under the auspices of NATO membership as a launch platform against the sovereignty of Russia?

    Let me offer an example of a dialogue that may pour forth from the lips of the President as he speaks before the Parliament in a closed-door session:

    ———– Speech Begins ———–

    [MORE]

    “My dear colleagues, the word “war” along with its associated vernacular is used across the spectrum of US society (e.g., war on poverty, war between political ideology, sports athletes’ weapons, etc.). We do not treat this word carelessly because we know what real war means; use of destructive military force against the citizens and property of another country. We as a nation of multi-cultural people have seen the horror of war first-hand many times in our thousand-year history and most notably against the Nazi fascists in World War II. Even today across the western border of our country, Russian citizens of men, women and children who live in the Donbass region of the Ukraine experience death by cannon and small arms fire with impunity by the armed forces of the Ukrainian government.”

    “We as a government have always tried to use the United Nations formal process in its legal framework of international law to raise important global and regional issues to the forefront for serious discussion. We have sent medical aid to countries as small as San Marino, a nation of just over 33,000 people because they desperately needed our Sputnik V vaccine. Russians are men and women of logical thought processes and human compassion not of war. We work diligently and with patience to avoid military conflict with our neighbors for the sake of peace.”

    Russia worked together with other members of the Trilateral Contact Group to bring the Ukrainian belligerents together at the negotiation table and they signed by their hand the Minsk agreements. The OSCE was tasked to monitor the ceasefire but their efforts have fared poorly other than to provide daily reports of numerous violations.”

    “The situation has not only worsened in Ukraine but now our own sovereignty is in peril. Witness the chronology of events in the last two months:

    March 24 Ukrainian President Zelensky made an official statement describing his intention to retake the Donbass region by force of arms and invade the Crimean Federal District of the Russian Federation. Since then, Ukraine Armed Forces have brought heavy weapons to the lines of contact including the northern border of Crimea. Zelensky has been speaking to members of NATO to solicit their military expertise and weapons to aid his agenda and they have responded enthusiastically.

    April 10 President Erdogan of Turkey, which is a member of NATO, formally said he supports Ukraine’s position on Donbass and Crimea.

    April 13 NATO announced it will also support Ukraine’s attempt to make war even though the Ukraine is not a member.

    April 15 US President Biden formally declared the Russian Federation a national threat to the United States in his executive order. U.S. military advisors are now embedded with the Ukraine army to offer strategies on different scenarios of battle. One of the US Pentagon’s Attaché to Kiev by the name of Colonel Brittany Stewart wore a Ukrainian uniform with the Nazi SS death head insignia on it.

    April 17 A plot to assassinate President Lukashenko by the US was intercepted by our Federal Security Service.

    The United Kingdom recently announced two British warships will sail into the Black Sea in support of President Zelensky’s March 24th proclamation and will arrive in May.”

    “Let me summarize for you so that it may sink into you minds of what is going to happen in the near future. The United States and its NATO alliance will aid Ukraine’s plan to make war against us. When I say “us”, I not only speak of Russian citizens in Donbass but the Crimean peninsula that is incorporated by Russian law into Russia, our land. As the days unfold it is clear what is inevitable that cannot be stopped by reasonable men through the statesmanship of dialog and commonsense.”

    “We cannot allow US-NATO to occupy the Ukraine as it currently does in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan for they will put death on our doorstep if we fail to take action now. Therefore I ask for a declaration of defensive war against the Ukraine as is our right to defend ourselves under the Russian Constitution and under Chapter VII, Article 51 of the United Nations Charter.”

    “What has happened in Crimea and possibly Donbass is not without historical precedent. The Americans should be reminded of their own history when Texas separated from Mexico and became the Republic of Texas in 1836. It existed for nearly 10 years before they peacefully chose to join in union with the United States in 1845. In 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics broke apart peacefully into 15 separate countries and the Ukraine is one of them today.”

    “With respect to Crimea, the UNSC must understand it has a 200-year history with Russia. Due to a variety of internal disputes with the government of Kiev the people chose to peacefully separate from Ukraine by electoral referendum, just like Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1992.”

    “If a vote in favor of the declaration of defensive war is made, I will instruct Minister Lavrov to address the UNSC and call for mediation under Chapter VI of the UN Charter, “Pacific Settlement of Disputes.” This we hope will direct the attention of the Security Council or the General Assembly to realize that we the Russian Federation and permanent member of the UNSC, see no other path to peace if the representatives of the UN fail to make a just and fair decision on this particular matter that has gone on for far too long.”

    ——— End of Speech ——–

    This in itself does not necessarily mean the armies of Russia will pour over Ukraine’s western border and over their northern border from Belarus. But the declaration of defensive war puts US-NATO in a Hobson’s choice predicament and that is to choose peace. If they choose to cross the Rubicon then the necessity of defense war as I’ve theoretically stated will happen to preserve the sovereignty of Mother Russia.

    • Thanks: Alfred
  63. Putin is the only real statesman of the world stage, he is a Christian and this shows in his actions, he has to deal with zionist satanists of the world daily and is doing an admiral job.

  64. MLK says:

    Think of it like a game of geopolitical poker. About 30 years ago the US found itself with most of the chips. Russia’s stack had dwindled to a dangerously low level. China was husbanding its position. Now those other serious players have figured out how to play to US weaknesses, goading him into high risk, low reward positions.

    Like I’ve been saying, China won the post-Cold War quarter century, hands down. It’s such a Sad Story, it’s been evident for years there is no price too high to pay in terms of our national interest to cover up the establishment’s malefactions.

    In geopolitics, there’s a nasty tendency for strengths to morph into weaknesses. That explains these two sober, informed observers — interviewer and interviewee alike — struggling to delineate the method to the madness in US strategy and tactics.

    It’s a helluva thing to be the principal moving party in a play that leaves the only question how big the gains will be for Russia and China, and in what ratio. Make no mistake, it isn’t coincidental that China is very publicly pressuring the US in the South China Sea at the moment. The land template has water implications.

    It’s impossible to overstate the deleterious effects of the “Unipolar Moment” nonsense. Among the less consequential, unless you want to understand geopolitical events, was that we didn’t have to think to much about the geo-strategy of other powers. There’s been an excuse made for all of them, so-called enemies and allies alike. Russia was down and out. China just wanted to make a lot of washing machines. . . .

    My essential point being — and we can file it as my suggesting you get ahead of the curve — is that you cease ignoring the objectives of all of these powers. They are not simply playing defense and, if you’re tempted to think that they still are, then ask yourself whether that’s what you would do if you sat in one of those big chairs with the US in such a piss poor condition?

    Having succeeded with operation Get Rid Of Trump, as I predicted the payoffs have come fast and furious. Though not fast enough for the most proactive foreign powers. I knew there wasn’t much point in trying to figure out what the bargains were since they would become obvious after they installed “Biden.” Beyond, that is, Nord Stream 2, the contours of which were visible in the Navalny set-piece.

  65. Not a Qtard. The Biden administration is here to stay until the cackling Hyena steps up to the throne. Still this administration is acting like the illegitimate one that it is. It can’t even gain traction with Democrats despite the best efforts of the failing MSM. No one in the US other than Neocons gives a damn about the Ukraine. We are liking going to have burning cities this week either out of outrage or celebration. We’ve got a nasty drought in the west and a shortage of semiconductors. Truckers are in short supply as well. There is an invasion from the south that even the average Democrat disapproves of. And best yet, the Covid stormtroopers are pooping their pants because it seems most of us just aren’t getting the jab. Aren’t we suppose to get a TV show tonight featuring the Dem’s in kids just for the not vaccine?

    Hey Putin go ahead and waltz into Donbass, when you are done come liberate us. But no, all anyone has to do is watch are looney corporate neolibs destroy the country just to cover their own greed and malfeasance. We really need to do something about the nuclear and bioweapon arsenals.

  66. Anonymous[114] • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkU

    What? The Americans already have a Cold War 2 with Russia, what more could they possibly gain from a flare-up in hostilities? They already sanction Russia on a whim, they don’t need a war to break out (which again, would be far too short to be very lucrative for the MIC) to continue doing so. Team Russia is just reveling in their own paranoia here (and missing the big picture of course).

    • Replies: @MarkU
  67. JKnecht says:
    @Robjil

    Kosovo result: Camp Bondsteel
    1-6-21 orchestrator conductor: Michael Chertoff
    Anyone remember 911?

    • Replies: @liamjq
  68. Johan says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    anyone noticed how so many Western “defence” ministers and people in high places are now female?

    Yes, the unleashing of the feminine force, not only in high places.. where unleashing is different from emancipation is a deliberate strategy targeted at the erosion and destruction of all what is traditional and solid, built by men. Just like the other strategy of cultural uprooting, mass migration, and the other strategy of cultural uprooting, the takeover of culture by the commercial class, etc.

    The bigger picture is that our times are in themselves about continuous change, the movement which is already there allows for certain imperialist forces to move the whole world in the direction they desire. This is why they constantly try to create and seize on momentum, momentum which brings about movement..

  69. Sean says:
    @Ross23

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56790053

    For Czech police, that included the October 2014 explosion. A crucial find, sources close to the investigation have told the BBC, was an email sent to Imex Group, the company which operated the depot.

    It claimed to come from the National Guard of Tajikistan. It asked for two men to be given access to the site for an inspection visit. Scans of their passports were attached. The men were said to be Ruslan Tabarov from Tajikistan and Nicolaj Popa, a Moldovan citizen.

    The pictures on the passports match those of the two men accused by Britain of the Salisbury poisoning.

    Hilarious comedy duo, see how they they left a trail like an elephant in six feet of snow. Did not even bother using different pseudonyms or altering their appearance between their visit to a Czech armes warehouse (where they had to submit photo ID) an their trip to visit and English points of architectural interest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_FhryR1QgE

    I am always up for a good murder, but there has to be a bit of mystery or 007 mystique about it. For example the French secret agent who blew up the Rainbow Warrior slept with six women during a short stay in New Zealand. The more you find out about the GRU the more pathetic they seem. The only ones they seem able to kill efficiently are their own proxies, like Motorola. Is Simonyan the only competent person left working for the government in Russia?

  70. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    Still, the rush to war continues apace, mainly because the US military –with all of its millions of troops and high-tech weaponry– is in the hands of a foreign policy establishment that is determined to control the vast resources and growth-potential of Central Asia despite the casualties and destruction that strategy will undoubtedly cause.

    Uh, the casualties and the destruction are the goal. When will “knowledgeable” people stop blabbing about “resources” and “growth-potential”? Ukraine is completely in the hands of the (((globalists))) for years so they already have all its resources while the growth has only materialised in the number of weapons the Ukrainians will have when they get smashed against the bear.

    The coming wars in Central Asia (and wider) are aimed at eventually taking out Russia and China so that the dystopian, (((One World Government))), nightmare can be born. It’s about total global control and not some lame regional resources or growth-potential. Isn’t it beyond obvious that those things are actually being sacrificed for the OWG NWO?

    In the same vein, the ME wars were never about oil, minerals or MIC profits. The only winner was Israel and the goyim on all sides lost.

  71. Johan says:
    @Rogue

    The best leaders of the army and state or whatever organization which tries to accomplish something know how to motivate their men. Difference between spirit and matter-of-fact precedence. If in the case of David and Goliath and many other comparable narratives the accurate matter of fact approach would haven been taken, or the erosive weakening explosion into an a overly abundant amount of speculations, they would have lost beforehand. Shamir understands the art of motivation, and the importance of the spirit aspect.

  72. SteveK9 says:

    ‘To my American readers I’d say that the US is very strong and the people of the US can have a wonderful life even without world hegemony, in fact, hegemony is not in their interests at all. What they should seek is a strong nationalist policy that cares for the American people and avoids wasteful foreign wars.’

    Many Americans have recognized just that … we don’t seem to be able to defeat our ‘Deep State’. Trump was elected in large part because his goal was exactly that. He was defeated by the ‘Establishment’, ‘Deep State’, whatever you want to call it.

    I’ve often pointed out that the US does not need an Empire, and in fact it is only of benefit to our oligarchs. The US does not even need trade. The US is a continent, it has everything it needs. If anyone wants to talk about oil/energy I would point out the existence of uranium. By the way, the same is true of Russia. It could exist perfectly well if it were the only country in the World.

    But, we cannot change human nature … there are always the greedy and power-mad, and they are numerous … any doubts should have been removed by one word … lockdown.

    • Replies: @Jake
  73. Jake says:
    @MarkU

    You are explaining, among other things, why I said that Brexit would not be a hill of beans of good to the average citizen of the UK. London was whore for Jewish bankers long before Washington DC was.

  74. @JasonT

    Those who think the imminent Second Coming of Christ will solve all the world’s problems, and smite all those who have not accepted him as their savior, are living in a Biblical la-la land. They remind me of the Q-anon crazies who thought that, at the last minute, before being forced from office by election fraud, Trump would arise to unleash his secret 4-D chess master plan to dispatch his enemies, and save the country from ruination. His disciples who foolishly entered the Capitol building on January 6th found out differently.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  75. bj0311 says:

    the US military –with all of its millions of troops and high-tech weaponry

    I sure get tired of people speaking of the US military as if it were something to be feared. We put pregnant women into flight suits for crying out loud. I spent three decades in uniform–Carter to Bush II and the social engineering was apparent even at the beginning of my service. When I enlisted pregnant women were booted out, but it wasn’t long before they were issued maternity uniforms. A pregnant woman is not only undeployable, but they do so deliberately to avoid deployment. They are simply useless as actual soldiers. And the soy boys in uniform? What a bunch of candy asses and cry babies. And the high tech? Here it is 2021 and the majority of weapons systems in use are 20th century in origin and now have been simply “upgraded”. I have seen American soldiers in action–yes there are a few who can perform, but in a confrontation with a man’s army like Russia has, the US would have to go nuclear to “win”.

    • Agree: SOL
  76. Johan says:

    In the battle of Western globalist hegemony, a standing democratic army which consists of citizen-soldiers who are all allowed to entertain their own opinion is a weak chaotic force. The Western media is in that case a unifying force, but still much of a democratic mess. Also a mess of various countries with the accompanying messy politics. Russia as one big (enough) country on the other hand, unified by its strongman is favoured in that respect. The question is also whether in the tyrannical democratic Western states there is still enough internal resistance, and whether the soldiers lost in and blinded by the usual battle of democratic war will be willing to cease their mutual hostility in order to combine their strength.

  77. Anonymous[352] • Disclaimer says:
    @follyofwar

    Those who think the imminent Second Coming of Christ will solve all the world’s problems, and smite all those who have not accepted him as their savior, are living in a Biblical la-la land. They remind me of the Q-anon crazies who thought that, at the last minute, before being forced from office by election fraud, Trump would arise to unleash his secret 4-D chess master plan to dispatch his enemies, and save the country from ruination. His disciples who foolishly entered the Capitol building on January 6th found out differently.

    I think the comment by @JasonT was meant to be humorous and not some Christian-Zionist apocalypnut retardation you find on Free Republic.

  78. Marckus says:
    @Alfred

    I think your reasoning is sound. Certainly it is what I would do.

    Given the chance to extirpate the problem individuals once and for all,one might as well do it now, do it well and be thorough.

    I dont think anyone knows what goes on in Vlad’s head BUT KGB = KGB. Past training and philosophy may be tempered but not eliminated or forgotten. As well, some problems, try as one might to resolve them in a reasonable and civilised manner, can, in the final analysis, only be solved by violence.

    The US for all its bullshit about Red Lines, Consequences and Messages will do nothing. All the tough talk from Biden is just the end product of too many beans and prune juice.

    In the meantime how does this affect you and what is the thinking of family and friends ? How would you all feel if Vlad were to put his foot down ?

  79. “He (Putin) didn’t expect that Kiev would just ignore the treaties, but that’s what happened.”

    I do not think Putin is an idiot, but anyone who believed that the Ukranazis wouldn’t ignore the Minsk accords, which they signed only as a desperate attempt to stave off total defeat in 2015 (after being routed at the Battles of Donetsk Airport and Debaltsevo) is an idiot. This is the first time I have ever heard anyone suggesting that Putin (or anyone else) expected the Minsk Accord to succeed.

    “Consider 2014, after the Ukrainian coup: the lawful Ukrainian president Mr Yanukovich ran to Russia and asked Putin to help him regain power. At that time, the Ukrainian army was weak and Russia could have easily retaken the country without facing any significant resistance.”

    And by not doing so Putin faces a much more difficult job now than in 2014.

    In 2014 the Ukranazi military was disintegrating, which is why Russia did not find any resistance in liberating Crimea. The Ukrainian army basically ceased to exist. Many if not most of the troops defected to Russia in Crimea. Supporters of Yanukovych’s Party of the Unions would have openly welcomed a Russian intervention against the Nazi coup regime. That is why the Ukranazi coup regime picked the Nazis of Azov, Svoboda and Pravii Sektor to attack the at that time almost defenceless Novorossiyan people (who remember had to loot weapons from museums, including still working WWII tanks). Even later by the end of the year the Ukrainian army had to rely on Nazi “cyborgs” to fight for it. A Russian intervention would still have been a cakewalk.

    Even during the period 2015 to 2019 while Ukranazistan was falling apart socioeconomically, the military grew relatively cohesive, in the sense that it incorporated Azov (thus making itself the Ukranazi army) and was no longer self destructing, but it had still no modern anti tank weapons, no modern drones, and very importantly no NATOstani forces in the country arming and training it openly (in reality acting as human shields). Now none of those things are true. They have the Ottoman Bayraktars, the world’s only combat proven drone, Javelin anti tank missiles, open arming and training and most importantly open propaganda support from the NATOstanis to an extent not seen since 2014. It is obvious that Russia does not believe that the Donbass armies can possibly hold off the Ukranazis even long enough for Russia to transfer forces from further away in the Russian interior. And from this point on the Ukranazis can only get militarily more powerful. Even if we believed the oft repeated but as far as I can see unsupported assertion that 50% or more of their army is comprised of conscripts too demoralised to fight, the Ukranazis are now renting jihadi headchoppers from Sultan Erdoğan, not the cannon fodder in Azerbaijan, but Chechens, Daghestanis and Tatars who speak Russian, know the country, and are a bit tougher than the average child beheading al Qaeda junior partner from Idlibistan. And don’t forget that they will have the full benefit of NATOstani satellite intelligence and propaganda and diplomatic support, apart from the NATOstani “trainers” and “advisors” who Putin will, if recent history is any guide, go to almost any length to avoid harming, even if they kill Russians.

    There is absolutely no reason to believe that Russia would have had to take on the economic burden of Ukranazistan in 2014. All Russia would have to do is invade, crush the Ukranazi coup regime (more likely than not with the enthusiastic support of most of East Ukraine people), reinstate Yanukovych, and withdraw immediately with a statement that if there were any more Maidans Russia would be back and this time to stay. No occupation, no economic burden, just a souped up equivalent of the 2008 Georgia punitive expedition. Instead Putin’s “restraint” meant:

    1. Russia got none of the benefits it would have had by invading: crushing Ukranazism, massively deterring NATO, avoiding “friends” like India peeling away, the running expenses of having to maintain troops at the border, to say nothing of building the Kerch bridge and subsidising the Donbass.

    2. It got all the negative effects of invading: sanctions (which turned out a blessing in disguise, yes, but which should not have been necessary to make Russia’s economy self reliant anyway), massively increased enmity from its opponents.

    3. It got all the negatives of doing nothing: NATOstani planes in Ukranazi airspace, NATO openly arming and training the Ukranazis, the Ukrainian population becoming more homogeneously anti Russian.

    And now if Russia invades it will have to take over the ruins because there is simply nobody else. It’s far too late to reinstate Yanukovych and leave.

    Meanwhile Putin is apparently planning to address the nation on the 21st. Speculation includes declaration of hostilities against Ukranazistan and merger of Russia with Belarus. I’ll wait and see.

    • Thanks: GMC
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @PokeTheTruth
  80. @Anonymous

    “Why, then, would the Americans goad or green light the Ukrainians into starting something?”

    Let’s see! Suppose Ukranazistan attacks the Donbass.

    Scenario 1: Putin does nothing.

    Result: Donbass armies put up a stiff fight but are overwhelmed, as they will be with no air cover and only a 100 kilometre wide territory to defend. Columns of destitute ethnic Russian refugees, including tens of thousands of Russian passport holders, trek into Russia, creating a nightmare for Putin. Ukranazistan is enormously emboldened, joins NATO de facto if not yet de jure, Russia is tremendously weakened, loses all allies and prospective allies. Win for Amerikastan.

    Scenario 2: Putin intervenes.

    Result: Amerikastan leaves the Ukranazis high and dry, but shrieks about Evil Russian Invasion; NordStream II and all other economic connections with Europe are severed. Amerikastan immensely reasserts its control over Europe, sells its LNG to Germany at much inflated prices, and its useless weapons to everyone to “defend against Russia”. Hands Russia the unenviable burden of the ruin of Ukranazistan, which Amerikastan has looted for 7 years till there is nothing left. Win for Amerikastan.

    Art thou answer’d yet? What, art thou answer’d?

    • Replies: @Aaron Hilel
  81. Anonymous[143] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Nailed it, as usual. The mental contortions Putin’s defenders go through here to rationalize his strategic failures used to be remarkable, now it’s just sad. (And you didn’t even have to bring up the Caucasus to demonstrate this.) It’s one thing for shills like The Faker or Poopie Escobar to do it, but even sensible guys like Whitney and Shamir have been deluded.

  82. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    What will Putin say about the US threat of hostilities in its design of using the Black Sea coastal states under the auspices of NATO membership as a launch platform against the sovereignty of Russia?

    The situation has not only worsened in Ukraine but now Russia’s sovereignty is in peril. Witness the chronology of events in the last two months:

    March 24 Ukrainian President Zelensky made an official statement describing his intention to retake the Donbass region by force of arms and invade the Crimean Federal District of the Russian Federation. Since then, Ukraine Armed Forces have brought heavy weapons to the lines of contact including the northern border of Crimea. Zelensky has been speaking to members of NATO to solicit their military expertise and weapons to aid his agenda and they have responded enthusiastically.

    April 10 President Erdogan of Turkey, which is a member of NATO, formally said he supports Ukraine’s position on Donbass and Crimea.

    April 13 NATO announced it will also support Ukraine’s attempt to make war even though the Ukraine is not a member.

    April 15 US President Biden formally declared the Russian Federation a national threat to the United States in his executive order. U.S. military advisors are now embedded with the Ukraine army to offer strategies on different scenarios of battle. One of the US Pentagon’s Attaché to Kiev by the name of Colonel Brittany Stewart wore a Ukrainian uniform with the Nazi SS death head insignia on it.

    April 17 A plot to assassinate President Lukashenko by the US was intercepted by our Federal Security Service.

    The United Kingdom recently announced two British warships will sail into the Black Sea in support of President Zelensky’s March 24th proclamation and will arrive in May.

    The United States and its NATO alliance will aid Ukraine’s plan to make war against Russia. Not only Russian citizens in Donbass but the Crimean peninsula that is incorporated by Russian law into Russia. As the days unfold it is clear what is inevitable that cannot be stopped by reasonable men through the statesmanship of dialog and commonsense.

    Russia cannot allow US-NATO to occupy the Ukraine as it currently does in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan for they will put death on its doorstep if they fail to take action now. Putin should ask for a declaration of defensive war against the Ukraine as is our right to defend ourselves under the Russian Constitution and under Chapter VII, Article 51 of the United Nations Charter.

    What has happened in Crimea and possibly Donbass is not without historical precedent. The Americans should be reminded of their own history when Texas separated from Mexico and became the Republic of Texas in 1836. It existed for nearly 10 years before they peacefully chose to join in union with the United States in 1845. In 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics broke apart peacefully into 15 separate countries and the Ukraine is one of them today.

    With respect to Crimea, the UNSC must understand it has a 200-year history with Russia. Due to a variety of internal disputes with the government of Kiev the people chose to peacefully separate from Ukraine by electoral referendum, just like Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1992.

    If a vote in favor of the declaration of defensive war is made, Minister Lavrov needs to address the UNSC and call for mediation under Chapter VI of the UN Charter, “Pacific Settlement of Disputes”. Hopefully it will direct the attention of the Security Council or the General Assembly to realize the Russian Federation and permanent member of the UNSC, see no other path to peace if the representatives of the UN fail to make a just and fair decision on this particular matter that has gone on for far too long.

    This in itself does not necessarily mean the armies of Russia will pour over Ukraine’s western border and over their northern border from Belarus. But the declaration of defensive war puts US-NATO in a Hobson’s choice predicament and that is to choose peace. If they choose to cross the Rubicon then the necessity of defense war as theoretically stated will happen to preserve the sovereignty of Mother Russia.

    • Replies: @bronek
  83. @Jim Christian

    Boston gets a delivery of LNG from Trinidad every fall. I’m not sure what they use for storage. Mineshafts have been used. LNG is a pain because it is heavy; when it leaks it tends to fill an area from bottom to top unlike NG which is light and shoots up into the air rapidly.

    Most people with sense would stay well away from LNG storage areas. Using LNG from across the Atlantic? Really pia way for Germany to get energy but when you buy tbe Green Delusion and shut off your nuclear reactors you have screwed yourself. Why Germany doesnt do Thorium reactors and NG generators for peak is beyond me. Energy policy should be decided by reason not the Davos scum.
    No one should have to pay more than 8cents/kilowatt for electricity.
    We should all be running diesel engines that run for a million or 2 miles. There is no reason not to be running any vehicle more complex than a 1985 Volkswagen-Honda 4 cylinder diesel with a crankshaft sensor and an electronic injector pump. All the bells and whistles are a con by business and govt to screw us as is increased fuel efficiency.

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
    , @glib
  84. @kszat

    Less than 11% of ukrainians are Catholic — less than 1% “Latin Rite” and 10% Uniate Catholic — and they are concentrated overwhelmingly in the oblasty bordering Poland and Slovakia etc. in the west. Catholicism does not exist in the Donbass region and has almost zero presence or influence in the rest of the Ukraine excluding the far west.

    Russian and Ukrainian are even more similar than you make out, albeit not nearly-identical like Russian and Belarussian.

    In any event, many Ukrainians consider BOTH Russian and ukrainian to be their native languages.

    Moreover, a large minority of people, especially around Kiev, use the Russian-Ukrainian mix called Surzhyk.

  85. Realist says:

    Putin remembers the fate of Saddam and Gadhafi. He’s not going to throw in the towel and back down. He’s not going to give up or give in.

    Why would Putin need to remember the fate of Saddam and Gadhafi? Even without the events that brought down Saddam and Gadhafi Putin would never allow the US to destroy Russia. Why would Putin or Jinping fear the stupid bastards in control of this country?

    Our Secretary of State has a degree in social studies I remember that from fourth grade. WTF how can there be a college degree in social studies??? Any college major, or class for that matter, that ends in studies is useless.

  86. annamaria says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    If the MIC/Banksters like the brinkmanship games so much, it would be interesting to see Russian nuclear submarines emerging near Patagonia (Jewish “retreat”) and Cuba. A piece of leaked information about the City of London being on a crosshair of Kinzhal will be a bonus. Add to that the publication of a detailed map of underground luxury bunkers for the “deciders;” that would be super nice.
    The cannibals – the “globally-oriented elites” – need to feel the flaming spear directed towards each of them (and their progeny) personally. The confrontation has indeed become personal: the ZUSA’s “elites” against humankind.

  87. @MarkU

    There should be a “Strongly Agree” button. Even an “I wish I had said that” button.

  88. @Schuetze

    Spoken of like a true idiot, and easily proven to be BS: ‘Russians are the planets second biggest hypocrites, after the Hebrews of course.’ NO mention of the usa as #1 or#2 blows your argument to destruction.

    • Replies: @RestiveUs
  89. @Thim

    ze: suitcase, airport, Tel Aviv.

  90. @Miro23

    Ukraine looking like Spain in 1936….maybe.
    The thing is that America is actually looking a lot like an inverted version of Spain in 1936. America has had every corridor of power infiltrated by Judeo-Bolshevism and just recently went through a long, slow 5 yr coup. Open borders and offers of FREE mean poc will keep the DNC in power long enough to consolidate. No revolution is necessary.
    For Am.erica to really become Spain would require a critical change in thought by 75 million people who value what has been stolen.
    As for Ukraine, I’m starting to think that it lacks validity. There is no organic ‘Ukraine’ just lines on a map. If it were to be chopped into pieces and each part put where it fit best how would that be a bad thing?
    Some to Russia, some to Poland, some to a rump State.
    I would love to see Putin, Lavrov and Shoigu cook up a feast for Bidet Joe and Camel Toe tbat would see them humiliated. Bidet is a fraud and anything that makes him and his little goblin Blinkenfeld look like idiots is great.
    We can only hope!
    P.S. It must really suck to be a Ukrainian. Here we are in the 21st century and these guys can’t get out from being stuck in the mud. The young have to leave for Poland to get jobs. And for what reason, so American Jews can get their Hate On for the Czar?! All the Greenblatts need war crime charges. Convict and execute the next morning. All legal. Force is all these vermin understand.

    • Replies: @Lucy Lipinska
  91. annamaria says:
    @Schuetze

    “Putin… turns around and vents his fury on some easy to bully and innocent country on his periphery, like Ukraine, Georgia, Japan or Norway.”
    — Are you in the business of writing propaganda fiction? It is not convincing: First, your ethnic hatred is too obvious. Second, your “inventions” are easy to disprove.

    • Agree: Robjil
  92. @Anonymous

    C. The Americans are not, in fact, trying to engineer a war right now

    It’s petty obvious that C is the right answer.

    Well, yeah, but Mike Whitney basically said exactly that in framing his question #2 to Shamir:

    I have a hard time understanding what the Biden administration hopes to gain by provoking a war in the Ukraine. Seizing the Donbas will force the government to impose a costly, long-term military occupation that will be ferociously resisted by Russian-speaking people who live in the area. How does that benefit Washington?

    I don’t think it does. I think the real objective is to provoke Putin into overreacting, thus, proving that Russia poses a threat to all of Europe. The only way Washington can persuade its EU allies that they should not engage in critical business transactions (like Nordstream) with Moscow, is if they can prove that Russia is an “external threat” to their collective security.

    Shamir unfortunately became fixated on Whitney’s use of the word “overreact” (though I agree it’s not the right word) and mostly failed to address the substance of the question and its underlying premise.

    And, as a postscript, I agree with animalogic. Your kindergarten language is embarrassing. I mean, if you’re going to insult Escobar et al., at least use adult insults.

  93. In the unlikely event that Ukraine does try to take back the Donbas by force, Shakespeare has already devised the appropriate stage direction for the Zelensky government:

    Exit, pursued by a bear.

    • LOL: israel shamir
    • Replies: @Alfred
  94. annamaria says:
    @Ray Caruso

    “Either the Poles are very forgiving or they are historically illiterate.”
    — Or politically “flexible.”
    They do not have many brave people like Krystian Zimerman who refused to come to the US while bush the lesser (a major war criminal guilty of wars of aggression) was a prez. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/05/zime-m11.html
    Krystian Zimerman, a man of dignity, loathed the treacherous snake obama.
    https://blazingindiscretions.blogspot.com/2009/04/krystian-zimermans-pro-peace-speech.html

    “Get your hands off my country,” Zimerman told the stunned crowd in a denunciation of US plans to install a missile defence shield on Polish soil. Some people cheered, others yelled at him to shut up and keep playing. A few dozen walked out, some of them shouting obscenities.

  95. Schuetze says:
    @Ray Caruso

    Considering how Russia (and the macho Russian warmongers here at UR continually equate USSR=Russia) stabbed Poland in the back in September 1939, then massacred the intelligentsia of Poland in a judaic blood ritual at Katyn, assassinated their commander in Chief Sikorsky in Gibraltar in 1943, purged all the Poles out of Western Ukraine in 1944-51, stole the entire country after Potsdam, and then murdered Lech Kaczynski in a jet crash in 2010, it is amazing how Poland hasn’t offered direct military support to Ukraine already.

    All these Eastern European ex-colonies of the Imperial Russian Empire who were behind the pale of settlement were infested by Ashkenazi jews and paid a very heavy price. Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belorussia, Ukraine, Moldova all suffered mass murder at the hands of judeo-communists. It is a sad testament that these same Ashkenazi parasites are causing them to fight amongst themselves even today.

    Today’s Russia was on the other side of the pale of settlement that they imposed for centuries on Eastern Europe. It would a type of penance for Russia and the Russians if instead of feeding these fires of resentment they could help extinguish these historic enmities. One good way to start would be to admit to the war crimes and crimes against humanity that Stalin and his judea-communist henchman committed against all these countries.

  96. MarkU says:
    @Anonymous

    It appears your reading skills need some work. I quite clearly stated that the point was to get NATO into a cold war. Europeans are still trading with the Russians in case you hadn’t noticed and that is what a conflict would be intended to stop.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  97. The article describes several variances as to what might happen – but WhoTF is running this shitshow? Calling it DaBidenAdministration is not revealing anything – naming names would be edifying – but does anyone know or dare to do so?
    The only thing I know for sure is that it ain’t the cardboard cutout fraud-elected-non-president.

    • Troll: Corvinus
  98. SafeNow says:

    I’ve played hundreds of Russians at chess, and they prefer what chess players call “quiet moves.” (Unlike US players, who are more impetuous). Same for Putin; quiet moves. But if provoked, he will finish the job. (Adm Spruance, after Pearl Harbor: By not attacking the tank farms, sub base, and machine shops, they had not “finished the job.”)

  99. Fred777 says:
    @Schuetze

    Asking Russia to apologize for the sins of the Soviet Union is like telling Americans who never owned slaves they must pay reparations to Americans who never were slaves.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  100. Robjil says:
    @Schuetze

    Now these macho Russian war mongers

    That line does not make sense. Russians are very aware of the what Soviet Union did to the Russian Empire. They also are very aware of what war does to a nation.

    The Zion West are the warmongers. They started this war in Ukraine by taking over Ukraine in 2014. The Kagan family rides again in Ukraine, like it is the 1930s again.

    Nuland is married to Robert Kagan.

    https://www.sciencespo.fr/mass-violence-war-massacre-resistance/fr/document/great-ukrainian-famine-1932-33.html

    These sources include secret resolutions passed by the Politburo or the Central Committee of the Ukrainian Communist Party, Stalin’s correspondence with his closest collaborators Molotov and Kaganovich, and secret police reports on the situation in the countryside, in particular at the “collection fronts”. The documents also help to delineate the particular characteristics of the Ukrainian famine vis-à-vis other famines that ravished a slew of regions in the USSR in 1931-33, including Kazakhstan, where between 1.1-1.4 million died (or almost one third of the indigenous Kazakh population), and western Siberia and the Volga area, with several hundred thousand victims (Abylhozin, Aldazumanov and Kozybaev, 1992; Ohayon, 2006; Malyseva and Poznanskii, 1999; Ivnitskii, 2000).

    • Agree: Lucy Lipinska
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  101. Even Iran is happy about prospects of more business and partnership with Ziocorporate EU terrorist globalists:

    https://katehon.com/en/news/iran-cautiously-optimistic-about-progress-nuclear-deal-talks-vienna

    And since Putin did next to nothing to put Russia in advantage for the resolution of the EUkraine issue (although he did lobby for Russian Zioligarchs new business opportunities with Nordstream2), like liberating it at least up to Kharkov, he will most likely be pitching for more business with EU Zioterrorists as the roadmap for resolution.

    His upcoming address on the 21st of April could surely be full of references to Western Ziocorporate terrorism’s crimes and machinations, complete with Russia’s improved defense capabilities and how Russia and the EU/World Economic Forum can collaborate to consolidate a peaceful trade and partnership scheme in this new phase of the New World Order.

  102. Geowhizz says:
    @Anon

    Make that Zionist Jews. More on target.

  103. Iva says:

    Ukraine for Jews is a new “promise land” just in case they will be kicked out of ME. As Kissinger predicted, it may be only 10 years left. They want a bigger land than the present territory of Ukraine. Donbas and part of the south/eastern part of Poland is a dream for Jews. I think Jews ( Zelenski and his handlers) are the one who is escalating the situation with Russia. The question is do American soldiers want to give life for it?

  104. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    NG and LNG are the same thing.
    LNG (Liquid natural gas ) is NG (natural gas) compressed and has to be cooled to keep liquid.
    That is why LNG cost considerable higher.

  105. @BorisMay

    One thing that Russia still possesses is common sense. No way would they start nuking forward operating bases for the Evil Empire’s war machine…unless they were to be nuked first. If any Russian missiles fly they will he non-nuclear, but hypersonic.

    First target would be City of London (not the metropolis, dufus, but the so-called “square mile”, a politically independent entity which just happens to the be the world epicenter of banking, insurance, media, both precious and useful metals and mining, shipping and much, much more.) Basically, the Rottenchild Crime Clan controls the U$ through primary ownership of the so-called “Federal” Reserve Bank.

    The Globalist’s pitbull Evil Empire attack dog would react in total shock if say, a dozen hypersonic were to blast THE CITY. Their primary shotcallers would be discombobulated, even if most of them survived physically. Perhaps City of London is not the true head of the beast, as it may be a many-headed monster outta Greek mythology. But the disruption to the control nexus could not be rapidly mended and the globalists left in total disarray.

  106. Anonymous[266] • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkU

    So what? The US still trades with Russia, and the Europeans have been happy to go along with DC’s non-stop sanctions. (The West and SU had economic relations during Cold War 1, BTW.) And of course NATO is simply an instrument of the US. The Americans may have many nefarious reasons to start a hot war in the Ukraine, but facilitating a pretext for Cold War posturing is not one of them, they can do that (and are doing that) anytime they want.

  107. Iva says:
    @Ray Caruso

    Poles are not so welcoming Ukrainians. It is the head of Polish ruling party Kaczynski ( Jew) and its president ( servant to Jews, wife Jewish) . Poles were actually at shock hearing what polish politicians say on visits to Ukraine and how they treat open hostility toward Poles from Ukraine. Poles do remember 22,000 killed in Katin , Poles remember that only Ukrenians were guards in Treblinka death camp, Poles remember genoside of Poles by Bandera. 

  108. @Anonymous

    I didn’t know I could frame my Q & A in such a format as A B C.

    A. I gaze at my navel. it appears round.
    B. I gaze at my navel. it’s definitely oval.
    C. I gaze at my navel and it has disappeared. I think Russia is responsible.

  109. @Majority of One

    Russia cannot invade Ukraine due to a little something named The United Nations Charter. Russia would instantly become an outlaw state. Checkmate: Russia loses, The United States wins. What Russia can do if Ukraine invades, is invoke the principle of Responsibility To Protect, and enter the DPR Lugansk and DPR Donesk in order to enforce the present line of control with Ukraine. Russia could then, quite rightly, insist the Minsk Accords be enforced by The United Nations. This will only happen if a Ukrainian invasion of the DPRs looks like it will be successful, and Russia has the intel to make that assessment. Russia wants to avoid this and its highly likely the DPR’s have received the equipment and training needed to deal with Ukraine on their own except Russian air defense systems will deny Ukrainian aircraft freedom of operation over the DPR’s. Russia can tolerate the status quo indefinitely as it is a bleeding wound hobbling Ukraine. As Ukraine is ignoring the Minsk Accords, the DPR’s are de facto independent and informally one with Russia now, Russia can quite comfortably wait. As the years go by with the DPR’s defacto independent, de jure independence will quietly come to pass. As for Crimea, Ukraine can forgettaboutit. The Crimean Autonomous Republic had the right under international law to declare itself a sovereign nation, therefore it could vote by referendum to join Russia and it did. The Pew Charitable Trust, an American foundation of long standing, observed the referendum and declared it “free and fair”. Unfortunately for Russia, an endless very low level conflict with Ukraine that necessitates tens of thousands of Russian troops on alert at the Ukrainian border is a significant step toward overextension which Russia’s enemies would welcome. Russia’s job is to make the status quo as low cost to her as possible, which I believe is quite feasible and will give the Russian Army valuable experience with training cycles, logistics, and moving units rapidly in response to changing conditions.

  110. Phibbs says:

    As always with the big problems in America, Jews are the main culprits. Neocons/Jews, who own the senile Biden, hate Russia because it is white, Christian, and friendly to Israel’s enemies (Iran & Syria). The The Jews destroyed white, Christian Russia in 1917; they are doing the same thing to us Gentiles (98%) of the population in America.

  111. @Prester John

    The “western” Ukraine you cite may have been culturally Ukrainian/Russian/eastern Slavic, several hundred years ago. But as they were under Polish and later Austro-Hungarian overlordship for many generations, they became westernized–culturally deracinated. They are Galicians, NOT Ukrainians.

    If Ukraine retains some level of political independence, they need to divorce these culturally undigestible Uniates and their fascistic leadership. Currently that group poses a toxicity to the body-politick of Ukraine, however else you may wish to define Kievan Rus.

  112. @Prester John

    Wrong to say that “West Ukraine” is Catholic. Only TEN percent of Ukrainians are Uniate Catholic, less than 1% Roman Catholic.

    • Agree: Lucy Lipinska
  113. @Bombercommand

    In some ways your take is apropos, particularly regarding potential Russian overextending.

    You do place a lot of reliance on “International Law”. With little incidents like Trump’s overturning of the uranium-processing accords with Iran, plus numerous other violations by the U$/British consortium working as the intel and military enforcement arms for the Bank$ter Cabal; international law has been constantly and consistently violated.

    Geopolitically speaking, in terms of realistic “real politick”, as per Bismark, no national regime regards such nice-sounding accords as valid and inviolable. At some unknown future time, genuine International Law may become a reality. At present, it is primarily a smiley-faced mask.

    • Replies: @RichardDuck
  114. A bear has never been a “Russian totem animal”. Eagles, falcons, wolves – but never bears. “Russian bear” is a product of the British russophobic propaganda of the Crimean war of the 19 century.

    The ukies are not Russians. Russian society looks forward demolition of the ukronazi statehood, but without any form of integration of the Northern Somalia into our country. A few million insurgent anarchists on top of all our problems would finish us.

    • Replies: @Oscar Peterson
    , @PolarBear
  115. “There are forces that want to control and direct mankind. These forces use the US as their enforcer.”

    Bibi won’t be happy with you, Israel!

  116. Alfred says:
    @Brooklyn Dave

    The Ukrainians who would the hardest to pacify are in the Ukie Diaspora in US, Canada and Western Europe.

    I agree. But these people do not live in Ukraine. They only visit Ukraine to stir the shit and bring funds from Soros and the US and Canadian governments. These people would immediately leave Ukraine. They are not a domestic problem for Ukraine.

    The fanatics who actually live in Ukraine can be easily traced and kept under control. Their funding would be cut off. They are a tiny portion of the population.

    In the last elections that were won by Zelensky, the parties that wanted peace with Russia represented over 95% of the population. Zelensky deceived everyone by continuing exactly the same policies of Poroshenko. In fact, he was worse as he recently shut down all opposition TV stations.

    1n 2019, the only area in favour of continuing the war was brick-red on this map. Today, due to the collapsing economy and the lockdowns, there are even fewer people in favour of war. The Russians would be welcomed almost everywhere.

  117. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    Fraud Bidet and little goblin Blinkenfeld; amusing but true nevertheless.

    And I couldn’t agree more when it comes to what you say about Ukraine, i.e. the borderland. According to my sister who lives in Poland, Ukraincy (in Polish “those from bordeland) are everyplace.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  118. @Majority of One

    I would add that the western part of Ukarine “released” to join Poland would just allow the evil empire to occupy that much land even closer to Russia. I don’t see that as desirable. Perhaps that western
    extremity is something that needs to be made “independent” and demilitarized, perhaps with UN peacekeepers present. At any rate, it needs to be rendered as no danger to Russia.
    I have thought that by making Ukraine unavailable to the native neo-nazies there, they are forced to relocate, and then become a major headache for their damaging and dangerous influence in Europe.
    Call it “blowback”……. just another reason for the Europeans to defuse any American smart ideas in their neighbourhood.

    • Replies: @Brooklyn Dave
  119. Alfred says:
    @Ross23

    There won’t be a war in Ukraine.

    Russia has 200,000 troops and heavy equipment on the border

    There is a contradiction in the above.

    1- It is hugely expensive to move all these armies around a vast country such as Russia. I expect some of them come from the Far East. I am sure the rail traffic has been disrupted almost everywhere – especially the movement of goods waggons.

    2- It is hugely expensive to keep these armies in the field and away from their barracks and families. The longer they are kept away, the lower their morale, health and preparedness.

    3- If these forces return to their points of origin after a few months, the Americans will reinforce Ukraine in different ways. They will be better prepared next time there is a showdown.

    In view of the above, I think the Russians are searching for a good pretext to launch an attack. They can say that they are enforcing the UN Resolution backing the Minsk Agreement. I suspect they will capture the political and media nerve centres of Ukraine – after neutralising all air-defences. They will drop behind the lines of Ukraine. Their special forces will secure strategic airports and fly in their troops with their light-weight tanks and vehicles. They have many sympathisers in the military and intelligence services of Ukraine. These people only think of their pensions and they know that the Russians will take care of them – Zelensky not so much.

    I think this will all start much sooner than people imagine. Below are some Russian airborne tanks. I don’t think NATO has anything similar.

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @Anonymous
  120. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Third variant.

    Canadian, British and hand-picked nazi battalions attack across the no mans land into LDNR.
    After 2-3 km, they come under murderous artillery fire, hundreds die, the rest scampers back to the start lines.
    Status quo is maintained, zato keeps paying for the Ukrainian Project.
    Russia wins.

    Fourth variant.

    Canadian, British and hand-picked nazi battalions attempt to enter the no mans land, come under mortar fire, go to ground and ask their artillery to save them.
    Ukrainian/nato artillery battalions get counter-batteried into oblivion by ru artillery regiments stationed in range.
    Commanders at battalion level ask for a cease-fire, evacuate their troops back to the starting line.
    V.V. Putin, being merciful and kind, agrees.
    Russia wins.

    Fifth variant

    Nothing happens except for a lot of hot air, troop movements and wails from Lugenpresse.
    Status quo is maintained, zato keeps paying for the Ukrainian Project.
    Russia wins.

  121. Schuetze says:
    @Robjil

    “Russians are very aware of the what Soviet Union did to the Russian Empire.”

    I think that any “Russians” who do not denounce Stalin and everything the USSR did to Europe and Europeans not only suffer from Stockholm syndrome, but truly horny for the good old days of Joe Stalin, when the Red Russian Rapist Army raped every woman in Eastern Europe and Germany between the ages of 8 and 80.

    I wonder how many UR readers of this thread have the same difficulties acknowledging that Roosevelt and Churchill committed heinous war crimes on the same scale as Hitler did? Why is it that Russians cannot accept that the USSR also committed crimes just as heinous and even worse than Hitler? This is why all of Eastern Europe hate, and fear, Russians more than Americans or English.

    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @annamaria
    , @EugeneGur
  122. TheIdiot says:

    Poke the bear, Shamir

    The bear is still asleep
    And will die if it doesn’t wake up

    this time around is different it is not 1941 or even 1991
    here is what happens next

    Germany to Urals
    USA to Yenisei
    China between Urals and Yenisei

    All of the above is the worst case scenario for China if
    China goes for Yuan as a world currency

    The best outcome for China?
    It takes all of Kazakhstan and
    all of Russia from the East of Urals to Japan if it keeps supporting $ as a world currency

    I know you don’t believe me, but would you have believed in 1982 what you see today?
    Make no mistake, China will hold back the Yuan in exchange for USA giving up 2/3 of Russia

    This IS the end-game

    • Replies: @Majority of One
  123. @Bombercommand

    Absolutely solid take. Only thing I would add –

    Russia would instantly become an outlaw state.

    They are already being treated as an outlaw state, and although Russians are inhumanly patient, as I’ve seen for too long firsthand, this may figure into any looming brinkmanship – as Lavrov’s recent exasperated remark about the US being incapable of negotiation may indicate.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  124. anon[209] • Disclaimer says:
    @Schuetze

    I don’t know about rape. My impression of Lviv was that it is poor and 80% of the women were prostitutes. I suspect they sold themselves willingly. They seemed to enjoy the work.

  125. Shamir is an idiot. The only “problem of Ukraine” is the presence of Russian troops in the Donbas and Crimea. Putin caused the problem and he will have to solve it. Invading more of Ukraine will increase his Putin’s problems. Shamir may think Russia will easily swallow Ukraine, but things have changed a lot in Ukraine, and Putin will get a case of acute indigestion if tries a further invasion.

    There are no “40,000 NATO Troops” on the Russian border. Those belong to the Baltics and Poland. They have a right to be there, unlike Russia with troops in the Donbas, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

    • Replies: @TheIdiot
  126. @Sine quan-on

    As for an alternative for the use of the term “elite” to point to our governors:

    What about the term “helite”, or “hellite” ? . As they are the worldly representatives for the standards of hell.
    Greetingds.
    R.

  127. TheIdiot says:
    @Schuetze

    For the biggest part of history/time

    Poland lands have been part of Germany, or Russia or both

    For the rest of history they have been backstabbing or sucking, or both

    Which is an extreme physical feat: sucking and backstabbing simultaneously

    • Replies: @Jake
  128. kemerd says:
    @Bombercommand

    Sorry to say it, but you sound like an idiot

  129. @TheIdiot

    You sure live up to your pseudonym. I’ll grant you that.

    • Replies: @TheIdiot
  130. ricpic says:
    @Dumbo

    Not mine! I gots personal hegemony!

  131. TheIdiot says:
    @Quartermaster

    How is life in DC?

    Can you still get a cupa coffee for the 33 shekels?

    Envy Snowden? Or too thick to be a hero?

  132. On the other hand, we don’t completely know what these global elites really want.

    I think that information can be found in the Bible (and implicitly in Karl Marx’ poetry and in a few books by several Jewish authors).

    • Replies: @TheIdiot
  133. Jake says:
    @SteveK9

    True, There is zero need for the US to play Imperial Global Overlord because of the natural resources on North America. It is only the greed and hubris of the Elites, who cannot ever be satisfied.

    The Anglo-Zionist Empire is very much an Evil Empire.

  134. TheIdiot says:
    @Majority of One

    Thank you for fitting the bill

    of an average uneducated American

    who cannot even read the basic school classics

    but still dares to lecture on here the rest of the educated world

    🙂

    • Replies: @Majority of One
  135. Jake says:
    @TheIdiot

    Poland once was the largest and and perhaps wealthiest nation in Europe. But the Polish Royals and rich decided to make Jews the tax collectors in most of the nation that wasn’t Polish – meaning, Jews were turned loose to abuse the non-rich who were Cossack or Rus or Estonian or Moldovian, etc.

    Poland has never recovered from that insanity, which began with Polish utter contempt for almost everybody who wasn’t Polish, especially anybody Orthodox.

  136. Kapyong says:
    @Alfred

    “They actually still believe that masks and lockdowns are a good thing.”

    Oh, do ‘they’ ?
    So, all 25 million Australians in all states believe this same thing ?
    Idiot.

    • Replies: @grr
    , @Alfred
  137. Jake says:
    @Alfred

    I agree that there are many people in various parts of the Ukraine who are rather strongly pro-Russian. Part of that is that they see history in which the Ukraine has almost never been an independent nation, and most of those know for a certainty that any independent Ukraine must necessarily be a kind of vassal to either Russia or a Germanic nation – today, the latter choice is WASP America: the Anglo-Zionist Empire.

    Independent’ Ukraine must be a type of subsidiary of either Russia or the Anglo-Zionist Empire.

    I’d say that that unless you want your land overrun with blacks and Moslems that are brought in and granted some type Affirmative Action, you will choose Russia.

    And then there is the Jewish issue: the vast majority of Jews in the Ukraine are hardcore pro-Anglo-Zionist Empire, and the vast majority oligarchs selling out the Ukraine’s wealth are Jewish. Jewish owned media may keep the masses largely ignorant of how that works, but many people who are proud of being Slavic know the whole con game. They will choose Russia over being pimped for Anglo-Zionism.

  138. TheIdiot says:
    @Harold Smith

    The short way to truth are the

    613 Mitzvah

    In genuine translation, of course

  139. Corvinus says:

    In all likelihood, there will be no provocation, no battle, no war. It’s two sides rattling each other’s cages. But if you read this and other similar articles, one would think we are on the verge of an all-our assault. Rather, it’s just posturing. Business as usual. Now, if by miracle someone gets trigger happy, then let the chips fall where they may. After all, a number of posters here on this fine opinion webzine seek a “reset”. They can only hope to get their wish.

  140. @Ultrafart the Brave

    … the Anti-Christ… won’t rise to power, according to Saint Anne Catherine Emmerich, until after Europe has been invaded and conquered by “the Turks” once again (apologies to the Turks – no offense intended), and then eventually been driven back out by a European army united under a German King

    Magnificent and erudite political commentary. If I was deranged.

    Who the fuck is “Saint Anne Catherine Emmerich” – apart from, judging by the surname, some Jew retard ? Christ. There are so many.

    Where did you dig up this laughable quasi-religious shit ? And why did you feel the need to puke it out here, on the back of a serious article analysing the likelihood that we’ll all be dead of radiation poisoning in the foreseeable future ? This is a pisstake, right ? Maybe you should lay off the magic mushrooms.

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  141. @Jim Christian

    The US LNG fracking scam has almost run its course. The future is hydrogen in any case, if we have a future. The behaviour of the morally insane West, in regard to China and Russia and the non-Western world in general, is quite simply Evil, an Evil that will almost certainly see humanity off in a few decades at most. The West WILL destroy the world if it cannot control it, out of sheer life-hating spite, and a deal of ‘religious’ psychopathy.

  142. @Majority of One

    Dylan ain’t bad, but the 20th century real ‘great prophet’ was Kafka.

    • Agree: annamaria
  143. @vox4non

    Perhaps nuclear Armageddon IS the ‘right thing’. Leaving aside the fact that Churchill was a genocidal racist thug, when did the USA EVER do the right thing?

  144. S says:
    @Marshall Lentini

    I have seen Ukrainians from all over that country go as red in the face, and as fast, over Crimea as Americans about “trans rights”. It is fever-pitch over there.

    Ukranians in their dispute with Russia over Crimea would do well to remember the fate of Poland in their dispute with Germany over Danzig. Like the Poles then, the Ukranians have been given a ‘blank check’ of support by Western powers. When the Poles attempted to cash this check, however, it bounced, and they were left high and dry, and quickly abandoned.

    My guess is that the Ukranians, too, in this instance, despite promises and assurances otherwise, will quickly be abandoned and forgotten, should a broader war break out.

    As some others in this thread have pointed out, there is the bigger picture of the long sought after world state/empire in the background to all this.

    Since the formation of the special relationship (circa 1900) between the United States and the United Kingdom, these two powers have been consolidating their hegemony over the world via the world wars. The pattern has been one of using Slavic political situations as a casus belli to set off these wars, ie Sarajevo in 1914, the Polish Corridor in 1939, and now Crimea in 2021(?), with the smashing and ultimate destruction of Russia and the Russian people being a major primary objective in each instance, amongst other aims.

    What can be done?

    People have their right of refusal. Easier said then done, to be sure.

    • Replies: @TheIdiot
  145. @Schuetze

    Bravo.

    But don’t bother wasting your time or breath on the historically-illiterate cretins here who understand neither the differences between the Soviet Union and Russia, nor, even more critically, the true nature of the Ashkenazi Zionist demons we are up against, who want to see the entire world engulfed in flames, carnage and mass slaughter as soon as possible, in order to “allow” their desert Messiah to return – to place them, they believe, in the position of world supremacy and unchallengeable future control which they have forever craved.

    There is no accounting for the demonic insanity and sub-human evil of the Chosenites who want to destroy us all. All we can do is prepare to fight the final war with all that we have to hand, and ensure that we win by any means, for the sake of humanity’s future. If we lose, those who die will be the lucky ones.

    • Agree: Schuetze
  146. @Marshall Lentini

    I understand and agree with your point, ML, but if Russia violates Ukrainian sovereignty by invasion, as quite a number of nitwits here seem to think is a marvelous idea, she will become, by the United Nations Charter, an actual de jure outlaw state. The United Nations Charter is explicit: invade another nation and all other nations are Charter bound to come to that nations defense and the invading nation is subject to unlimited sanctions and even military attack. This principle is what The United Nations was founded upon and is the whole of the content of The Charter. The United States would be overjoyed for Russia to do what Israel Shamir, The Faker, and a host of nitwits here in the comments think is a great idea. The United States Air force would jump in and chew the Russian army into scrap. The S-400 cannot detect an F-35 beyond 50 miles even without the Lightning II using its awesome EW capabilities and the F-35 can deploy a swarm of Small Diameter Bombs from 120 miles out. Every S-400 would be destroyed. Ditto for the SU-57, the best the Russians have, the F-35 will eat the SU-57 for lunch. But The United States knows Russia will never invade Ukraine. The United States keeps its game exquisitely veiled, it is not stupid despite what The Faker believes, but this game appears to be about putting Russia is a position of overextension, a masterful move by the US. So far this game is cheap for the US and expensive for Russia. Russia’s task is to lower her costs and use this crisis to give its military some very badly needed training. Despite Russia’s tiny deployment in Syria, it has suffered some ridiculous losses: two dead generals, several high value aircraft destroyed and their entire aircrew dead etc. Russia’s “tough guy act” is Maskirovka, it needs to polish its game and this crisis should be used fix things.

  147. Johan says:

    The hurry of the powers that be lies in the fact that science is in the hands of those who are out on power and glory, it is stuck in its current materialist model, and it is highly corrupt. This crude top down imposed and violently maintained model could be broken in a few decades if the now ever more marginalized really open minded brilliant scientists would be given a chance. It be a revolutionary change, destroying the contemporary crude model and consequently those who have powers based upon this model, and their cult of followers, and the whole of the following establishments. Gigantic established interests and powers are at risk.They want to turn the new era into their era, not the era of real progress, but alleged progress which maintains their status and powers.

    • Agree: Majority of One
  148. TheIdiot says:
    @S

    You do realise that

    Kiev IS Russia

    Ukraine IS Russia

    Crimea IS Russia

    ???

    I genuinely feel so sorry for anyone schooled in USSA….

  149. Robjil says:
    @Schuetze

    This is why all of Eastern Europe hate, and fear,

    That hate and fear is in the past. Russians were also ruled by the Soviets too.

    The Soviet Union was a package of the Zion era, our era since 12.23.1913. Russia of today has thrown out much of the Zion package. Thus, the endless screeching – Russia, Russia, Russia by the Zion west’s “free” press.

    Meanwhile, the Zion west is endlessly opening “new” Zion packages like they are living in a Zion Wonderland everyday.

    Look at the “free” press in the Zion West. Many people in the west, can not figure this out, thus they “hate and fear” boogie men from the Zion past like you mention often. When they should be confronting the present as it is.

  150. profnasty says:

    Why exactly does US have such a hard on for Russia?
    Give up? Resources.
    Doesn’t anyone think Jake ‘The Snake’ Rothschild’s recent $50Billion award at the Hague is relevant?
    It is compensation for Mikhail Khordokovsky’s loss of Gazprom. Just before Mikey went to prison, he sold Russia’s oil company to Jake for $1.00.
    Jake wants his money. When he says jump, our Pentagon sez “How High?”

  151. conatus says:

    Who will volunteer to fight for the land of the Free? and the home of the Brave in Dumbass?
    Sign up down at the Post office to fight in Dumbass.

  152. @WHAT

    And how will any of your muh intel fetish help in Syria, where russian campaign is predominantly airborne, lol?”

    The US is like a leaking hot-air balloon; lots of hemming and hawing. Zero on the delivering end.

    Cue in Russia. She doesn’t brag. She doesn’t threaten. She simply delivers.

    That’s the kind of country I admire.

    Lead by example, not theories.

  153. some_loon says:
    @BorisMay

    “The Covid 19 scam is on the point of collapse….To make the genocide jab compulsory the powers that be need a war to divert attention.”

    Not quite, I think.

    I think the powers that are driving the agenda are just looking to shift the people’s attention. And to get what they can from the new set of circumstances.

    They got what they could get, more or less, from the Covid-19 events. Now they are shifting to new hustles.

  154. @Schuetze

    In a matter of hours, minutes even.

    Bwaaaaa.

    Hey, I was going to say seconds, but let’s try to keep things real.

  155. annamaria says:
    @Schuetze

    Can you imagine an airing of factual materials about the beginning of the USSR? The heavy presence of Jews among the most sadistic and murderous Bolsheviks, as well as the sizeable financial help from influential American Jews such as Jacob Schiff (who provided decisive support for the Japanese military during the Russo/Japanese war of 1904-1905), should be better known for the westerners to understand the dynamics of the ZUSA-RF relationships.

    By the way, the horrific man-made famine that eliminated some 40% of Kazakhs in the 1930-s is known as the Goloshchyokin genocide: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipp_Goloshchyokin
    Goloshchyokin (born Shaya Itsikovich) was also involved directly in the murder of the imperial Romanov family. It seems that the west (principally the ZUSA) has “difficulties acknowledging” the heinous crimes committed by the predecessors of modern-day Trotskyists who want to return triumphantly to Russia to resume the looting of Russian resources and extermination of Russians of all ethnicities.

  156. Nice story but fiction. Just reading it, it is obvious that the author has no knowlege of Ukrainian history nor its people.
    Simple facts – the Rus are originally from Kiev area.
    Ukraine was for most of its history part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
    Ukraine had a rebellion against the Commonwealth and entered into agreement with Russia to help gain independence.
    Russia betrayed them and took over.
    Lots of people in Ukraine today hate Russia and Russians, even through a lot of the time they still refer to themselves as Russians.
    Today’s Ukrainians have had over two decades of anti-Russian propaganda directed at them.
    They would be extremely unlikely to accept Russian jurisdiction and those in the western part would be the cause of most of the problems.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  157. @Russian_Deplorable

    A bear has never been a “Russian totem animal”. Eagles, falcons, wolves – but never bears. “Russian bear” is a product of the British russophobic propaganda of the Crimean war of the 19 century.

    Interesting–I didn’t know that. Though now that I think about it, I can’t think of any Russian national iconography actually involving a bear.

  158. @Dave Bowman

    And why did you feel the need to puke it out here, on the back of a serious article analysing the likelihood that we’ll all be dead of radiation poisoning in the foreseeable future ?

    Well, the content you refer to was a response to this assertion by another of our knowledgeable forum partners:

    The second coming of Christ is very soon and Satan’s time is short, hence the urgency of the minions to take control over the world very soon.

    So there’s that.

    Who the fuck is “Saint Anne Catherine Emmerich” – apart from, judging by the surname, some Jew retard ?

    Anne Catherine Emerich was a German Catholic nun, born 1774, died 1824. There’s plenty of information about her on the web, for anyone so interested.

    As to our risk of radiation poisoning, perhaps across the Northern Hemisphere, but not the Southern Hemisphere. That’s precisely why the uber-rich have been buying up plots of land across the South.

    Maybe you should lay off the magic mushrooms.

    I wish. I haven’t even got an isolation tank, though I’d like one.

    Dude, take a step back and look at the forest, man.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  159. @Majority of One

    …the Cabal may feel their horizon to seize full world control is rapidly narrowing. “

    When ‘you’ enter a [boxing] ring, ‘you’ have 3 options;

    1) ‘you’ win

    2) ‘you’ lose

    3) ‘you’ run away

    The judean cabal had opted for scenario 1, but will soon end up facing option ‘3’

    Argentina it is…!

  160. annamaria says:
    @Bombercommand

    ” The United Nations Charter is explicit: invade another nation and all other nations are Charter bound to come to that nations defense and the invading nation is subject to unlimited sanctions and even military attack.”
    — Are you serious? The ZUSA had invaded (in this century alone) Iraq (500.000 dead children were “worth it”), Libya (a prosperous country was converted into a war-ravaged desert adorned with slave markets), Syria (the zionists want the Golan Heights by any means), and conducted the “most blatant coup d’etat” in Ukraine (13.000 human beings died for the glory of the ziocon-banderite union).
    The Russian Federation has been following international law. The ZUSA has been violating all and any laws and rules and norms of decency.
    Why do you lecture the readers about The United Nations and the Charter? Where the United Nations have been when the ZUSA was genociding several nations, all according to the PNAC and Oded Yinon Plan for Eretz Israel. Your modus of mental operation is utterly talmudic.
    People like you demand from others to follow the rules (see the profitable schema of holobiz) while demolishing the foundation of western civilization. Your post is filled with rage against Amalek.

    • Agree: showmethereal
    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  161. Pontius says:
    @Anonymous

    If a war in Ukraine reveals Russian arms to be vastly superior to what the west is currently fielding the hue and cry for massive investment in military procurement and R&D spending will be deafening.

  162. @JasonT

    It’s possible but they were saying the same thing 1950 years ago.

  163. S says:

    Russia has (and has had) some real power historically, particularly felt if you’re a close neighbor, ie Eastern Europe, the Baltics, the Middle and Far East, etc.

    People should take note of context, however, and have a solid awareness of the power of the US/UK since 1900. W T Stead, a close associate of Cecil Rhodes, in his 1902 book The Americanization of the World, calculated on pg 10, 11, and 12, that these two powers between them held three times the wealth and economic resources of the combined French, Russian, and German empires. Stead thus declared the US/UK to be ‘world conquerers’, and the ‘supreme power’.

    While the British Empire was intact thru 1941, those numbers probably largely still held true. Depending on how much of the wealth and resources were monetized by the US/UK post WWII, I would still expect they hold an almost overwhelming power in their hands.

    I would suspect, therefore, in the big picture of things that the real power of the Russian bear, post 1900, is somewhat more accurately represented in the picture below, than in comparison to some other representations.

    • Replies: @Seraphim
  164. Seraphim says:
    @Schuetze

    ‘Great Germany’ claimed that Crimea and Ukraine were German because 17 hundred years ago they have been ‘occupied’ by the Goths!
    Anyway Lwow was Polish for 423 years before the Austrians gobbled it. And before that it was Russian! No Germans in sight.

  165. Seraphim says:
    @S

    It would be more accurate if it would depict China as a scarecrow too, holding the hand of the Russian scarecrow, clad in smarter uniforms and both holding Kalashnikovs instead of rifles. And perhaps some missiles in the background and a mushroom. And the crows flying away.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  166. Where do we get 42,000 nato troops? Must be ukrainains.

  167. Miro23 says:
    @Miro23

    One way to account for this strange switch of ships going into the Black Sea:

    Given the presence of that familiar False Flag/Israeli/CIA/US deep state smell. Then the EVENT is “Sneak Russian missile attack sinks British frigate” along with all the pre-prepared instant/detailed MSM garbage. Putin gets to play the role of Osama Bin Laden.

    The switch from a US to a British frigate forces the involvement of NATO.

    Putin would do well to also prepare for this variant.

  168. The Davos Crowd! I think they’ve been around long enough. Maybe 3,000 years too long. Maybe, no, no maybe, it’s time for a man such as Putin, if pushed to war, makes those families the end target, and if he wins, he wipes their bloodlines clean out. Putin has been to Davos and he has
    sat at their table, so he knows who they are, and who sent them.
    How far is Davos from Kiev? Another 2,000 miles. In hypersonic time … just 12 minutes.

  169. annamaria says:
    @Aheinousanus

    Some comments re the territory of Ukraine: https://thesaker.is/putins-ukrainian-judo/

    Ukraine is, strictly speaking, an accidental territorial agglomeration. … The following map, labeled “Dynamics of agglomeration of Ukrainian territories,” shows the process in detail.
    The toponym “Ukraine” (“Ukraina”) is most likely of Polish origin, meaning “border zone,” and it seems to have first become a thing in 1653 when the red-colored region below decided that it had had enough of Polish Catholic dominance and discrimination (its inhabitants being Orthodox Christians) and chose to rejoin Russia. The region became known as Malorossia, or Little Russia, and the yellow-colored districts were added to it over time [by the Russian Empire].
    …after the Russian Revolution, Lenin saw it fit to lump in with it a number of Russian regions shaded in blue.
    Then Stalin lumped in the green-shaded western districts, which were previously part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Its inhabitants were Austrian, Polish, Hungarian, Rumanian, and Russian…
    And then came the final mistake when Nikita Khrushchev gave Ukraine the [Russian] Crimea—a move that was illegal under the Soviet constitution…

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  170. @Schuetze

    With your observations on Russian cruelties post WW2 you make a solid point. However, Stalin and his Jews are gone. They primed the Russia soldiers to evil acts. That’s over. Putin is a Christian. War is war, shit happens. And besides we’re talking about the Ukraine, not Europe. Russia has zero desire to go further.

  171. @the grand wazoo

    If Putin, Lavrov and Shoigu would remove the parasitic bloodlines that are curr3ntly destroying humanity then they would receive our undying gratitude AND be eligible for sainthood.
    I for one would contribute gold and silver to be placed at their shrine with deep thanks and great praise.

  172. On the question of “meddling”, the US Intel agencies are awash in countless murders of European and South American leaders. Can we forget the European Gladio assassination programs of prominent business and political figures?

    Promulgation of the Treaty of Paris, forced Spain to cede control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the United States. Since then, our troops have had several interventions into Cuba, Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Pressing onwards to the present day, in Iraq, Libya. Prez Clinton’s War in Yugoslavia, not to mention, his decimation of the Mexican agricultural peasantry by flooding cheap American foodstuffs into Mexico thus destroying their local street markets. The inconceivable hypocrisy, to even suggest the word, meddling sheds a new light on the whole concept of propaganda…

    This latest crisis stems from a long held blood feud between the Western Occident elite against the entire Russian people. Never mind the obvious generational gaps, Millennials who have a non existent complicity in the Czar’s assassination. Apparently the (EU) vengeance must be seven fold-and then some! This reflects an un-forgivness found within the autocratic circles of Old Western Europe dating as far back as pre-WW I.

    As an aside, Cuba stands out as a mirror to this irrational revenge. An inter-generational hostility further aggravated by a separate banking system -The Central Bank Of Russia (CBR). It stands defiant to the City of London Banks and their Business district, defiant of Wall Street’s speculative interests, devoid of boom and bust speculations as well as closely related overlords at the World Bank. Again, the autocrats lie in wait, quietly behind the scenes in those sprawling estates of Lichtenstein, Windsor Castle, Spain, Monaco and southern France. The centerpiece of this one hundred year old feud can be crystallized with a single word- Bolshevism.

    I again repeat a commentary printed earlier this year; Pentagon officials are in awe of the most recent Russian Electronic Warfare achievements. A techo-fix as it were and reaction, in response to our ground troops use of EW devises during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. A remarkable learning curve for the Russians who, with a meager two trillion dollar economy now haunts NATO by deploying Borisoglebsk-2, Krasukha-2 EW and associated battle line vehicles that will leave our land and air forces (electronically) defenseless.

    Viktor Nikolaevich Bondarev, Commander of the Russian Air Force, dons a Medal of Honor for bravery. He will not hesitate to deploy Khibiny Electronic Jamming devises that can neutralize a wide variety of Hi-Tech devises on the battlefield and far beyond. This fact has been proven against the Israeli military flying fighter jets over Syria, the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea and the “winking out”of Alaska’s NORAD defense system.

    Let us (the US of A) be practical and continue to purchase Russian Oil, rent rocket thrusting technology to maintains NASA’s space program and preserve a mutual partnership with their space station research simply by backing off in Syria and Ukraine.

    • Agree: annamaria, Daniel Rich
  173. @annamaria

    Yes I am serious and you do not know what you are talking about. Iraq violated the Charter in 1980 when it invaded Iran, in 1991 when it invaded Kuwait and if that had been tolerated Saudi Arabia would be next. During the Clinton Administration Iraq massed troops on the Kuwait border, intending to invade but backed down when The United States deployed. The United Nations Charter explicitly does not abrogate regional defense pacts. The United States could act under its obligation to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to put down the mad dog that Iraq had become under the military nitwit Saddam Hussein. No one cared because Iraq ignored international law repeatedly, and so could not claim its protection. The Libyan operation was authorized by NSC resolution. Either Russia or China could have vetoed that resolution but didn’t, therefore both were party to it. Syria no longer governed its north east, it was in the hands of militants. In that political void The United States could step in, it is ostensibly holding that territory in trust for Syria. Yeah, sleazy and playing close to edge of the Charter, but not illegal. Ukraine is governed by Ukrainians, how did you get it into head the US invaded Ukraine, youre daft. The United States games the UN Charter exquisitely, but does not violate it. Sure, The United States would like to provoke Russia into invading Ukraine, and the nitwits behind this article and numerous nitwit commenters seem to think a Russian invasion of Ukraine is a great idea. Odd how clowns that take The Faker seriously advocate for something that The United States wants Russia to do that would be a disaster for Russia, making it an outlaw nation under The UN Charter.

  174. @the grand wazoo

    In fact Eastern Europe was subsidised by the Soviet, and enjoyed free or very cheap education, health, housing, transport etc and high culture. If you want to see a REAL Hell on Earth, look to Latin America under the USA’s cosh.

  175. glib says:
    @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    Apart from the corrections by Zarathustra, understand that the current oil crunch is about diesel. food comes from diesel, coal comes from diesel, shipping and trucking come from diesel. the demand for it is inelastic. the reverse of what you say is true: we should all stop driving diesel vehicles, and use the less important highly elastic oil fraction called gasoline.

  176. RestiveUs says:
    @Ralphinlondon

    Likely because the USA is the dog wagged by the Israeli tail, so the hypocrisy again flows back to the Hebrews.

  177. @Ultrafart the Brave

    A nuclear winter will spread to both hemispheres, south and north, and cause a collapse of food production. Radiation will pick off any survivors (don’t forget scores of nuclear fission plants destroyed or melting down)over following millennia.

  178. @Bombercommand

    No blow-hard like a Yankee blow-hard. Russia ain’t Grenada, bozo.

  179. dimples says:
    @Bombercommand

    Well obviously USMIC is a rogue state, but since it is the hegemon who notices?

    • Replies: @dimples
  180. dimples says:
    @dimples

    Yes it is true that USMIC is just waiting for Russia to invade, so it can go full bore and rescue plucky Ukraine from the evil Putin, a rerun of the rescue of plucky Kuwait from the evil Saddam. The black hats are an essential feature of USMIC propaganda and warmongering. But Putin knows this and is a lot smarter than Saddam was, so I predict will do everything possible to avoid an actual invasion of plucky Ukraine.

  181. @TheIdiot

    Over the past hundred years or so in this ruptured republic, the words “educated” and “learned” have come to be near opposites. A deliberate dumbing-down system in American educational theory has devolved to the point where mental midgets attempt to take on tasks beyond their basic intellectual acuity and cultural perspicacity.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  182. Schuetze says:
    @annamaria

    Ukraine is definitely an artificial Hebrew construct. Who knows what the country and entire region would look like if the Russian Revolution and two world wars hadn’t taken place. Ukraine should be broken up. So should Russia. So should Turkey.

    But one very big issue here is Crimea. Crimea does not belong in Ukraine…. OR RUSSIA. It should be its own independent country. That way it could not leverage its power based on its geographic location to threaten other countries around the black sea.

    Unfortunately, if Crimea was freed from Russian domination, then the region would still have to deal with Erdogan and his Turkish empire that would immediately rush in to fill the vacuum.

    A key point here is that Turkey has already backed Ukraine and Nato, but could still switch sides. We still don’t know why the Obama V2 regime backed down on sending those destroyers into the Black Sea, but perhaps Erdogan blocked it.

    “Is Turkey signaling a possible departure from the international compact, signed in 1936, as an attempt to put pressure on Russian efforts to defend Crimea and respond to NATO assurances of support for Ukraine? What benefits would be achieved by Turkey pulling out of the treaty? Ukrainian president Zelensky made an official visit to Turkey and met with Erdogan on April 10th to discuss defense cooperation amongst numerous other topics. Erdogan reiterated his administrations commitment to Ukraine’s national sovereignty yet saw the Minsk Agreement as the vehicle to achieve a solution to the current impasse. He also voiced support for the official inclusion of Ukraine as a full member of the NATO alliance in the future. More than a few mixed messages to say the least.”

    “The Regime of the Straits as first adopted by signatories in 1936 in Montreux, Switzerland attempted to govern the movement of commercial and military traffic through the Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits. This treaty once adopted, replaced the previous Lausanne Treaty of 1923. Clearly a major diplomatic victory for Turkey, the nation maintained sovereignty over the maritime territory of the Bosporus Strait, Strait of Dardanelles, and the Sea of Marmora and gave it the ability to close this major maritime traffic lane to any belligerent of Turkey in time of war.

    Erdogan wants to use this conflict the same way Italy used WWI: play both sides off against each other and wait until they can get the best offer from the side that appears will be the victor. Turkey has many secret links to Israel. Turkey would be in the cat birds seat if war broke out.

    Israel also has not picked a dog in this fight, although it appears that behind the scene the hebrews are backing Ukraine in the hope that Crimea can be torn away from Russia, and that the money changers will be able to once again loot Russia after a 3rd collapse in 100 years.

    • Thanks: annamaria
    • Replies: @Schuetze
    , @Robjil
    , @Olivier1973
  183. @Bombercommand

    The U$ taxpayer is in over a TRILLION dollars invested with the City of London Bank$ters who hold controlling shares in Lockheed-Martin, the developers of the infamous F-35. Pilots call that aircraft “the Flying Turkey”. I wonder why.

    Are you perchance connected with the U$ AIRFARCE, or perhaps retired from that lucrative “service”, which was so helpful to the agenda by participation in the devastation of Dresden and other mass atrocities including Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

    The U$ is a failed state. It is currently in enemy hands.

    • Agree: annamaria
    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  184. Schuetze says:
    @the grand wazoo

    “Russia has zero desire to go further.”

    Every Russophile here at UR takes that statement as gospel. Putin famously said that the break up of the USSR was the greatest tragedy of the century. The fact is that every country on Russia’s periphery, excepting “White Russia” or Belorussia, is desperate to get into or stay in Nato. They all want Nato to increase spending and bolster its ability to thwart Russian bullying. Your claim is just wishful thinking.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
    • Replies: @annamaria
  185. Seraphim says:
    @Bombercommand

    Russia would not attack unless the Ukies do a Kamikaze act attacking Russia, even if they would be the Mujahids send by Erdogan.

  186. @Bombercommand

    The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait had deeper roots that the average pro-Central Bank$ter nitwits who crow about the UN, an organization based on Rockefeller “donated” land overlooking the East River, probably would never realize unless lessoned a bit on history. Kuwait had picked up some directional boring technology from their Western buddies and used it to drill horizontally into a major Iraqi oil field. Saddam, agreeedly a miserable excuse for a human being (much like the Bu$h Crime Clan who overthrew him) told Kuwait to bug out. “No dice” the Kuwaiti’s told him.

    So Saddam had a little sit-down with April Glaspie, the then American Ambassador to Kuwait. He informed her that if the Emirate did not cease and desist, he would need to make war on them. Daddy WarBush’s little girl Friday told him “no problemo, we’re okay with that.” Saddam was feeling pretty good about that assurance because of his past relationship with the Bu$h regime dating back to when the Bu$h/Reagan lowlifes supplied him with massive amounts of military equipment, including poison gas which he used against the Iranians in their little war with its hundreds of thousands of casualties. So he went ahead with his plans and went after the Emir’s oil-thief regime.

    Next thing you know, the nefarious CIA operative since he graduated Yale in ’47 and was the prime organizer of the Bay of Pigs operation as well as the probable shotcaller on 11-22-63 at Dealey Plaza in Dallas; betrayed his totally snookered old buddy Saddam, much like he did to his cocaine-smuggling pal Noriega in Panama and invaded Iraq, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens.

    Who was the real “Mad-Dog” in all of this? You claim it was Saddam. Serious students of real history know better. And fkkk your precious AirFARCE too.

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  187. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    A nuclear winter will spread to both hemispheres, south and north, and cause a collapse of food production.

    You may well be right on this, but I take some comfort in the thermal mass of the oceans which might keep things a few degrees warmer in the south, and also in the relative lack of targets in the south which should spare us the worst ravages of immediate radioactive fallout.

    As for blocking out the Sun, that’s quite the quandry – harder to grow crops without sunlight. I wonder if any government has any sort of contingency plan to deal with that – aside from well-stocked deep underground bunkers for the filthy rich and their toadies?

  188. Question 2— I have a hard time understanding what the Biden administration hopes to gain by provoking a war in the Ukraine

    By writing the question you may be missing it. The “provocation” may be intended to heighten our domestic tension (as if they’re not succeeding) next compounded by a false flag attack at home.

    Mind, by ‘necessity’ many would then rise above the fundamental freedoms they had, and from the new normal thus look down at what is now gone. Each and every masked maniac will buy into the plot. And all of them will now suspect the mask haters. Recent history proves it; COVID was just the starter kit.

  189. @Bombercommand

    Would Russia be within its rights if it nuked the United States?

  190. grr says:
    @Kapyong

    “So, all 25 million Australians in all states believe this same thing ?”

    I live here and I reckon the majority are covIdiots.

  191. grr says:
    @Bombercommand

    BC you seem to be a Rambo fixated junkie, delighting in the supposed awesomeness of the US airforce.
    You mention S-400, but you should know the Russians have S-600 and some say S-700 too.
    You need to stop your satire as it’s not clever, or even humorous. It is pathetic.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  192. GMC says:
    @Robjil

    Jim Bondsteel { Buhda } was a good friend of mine when he lived in Houston – Alaska. I still haven’t figured out why they probably offed him on the road to Anchorage – it took two times to get him. Or why they named that place after him . He was a Hero , except when he tells you the story how he got his big blue medal – then, he was just like anyone else that had to protect his men. A lot of stories came out – in those years. Anyways, if Buhda was a Jew – he sure lived like an average Joe one – along with the rest of us Nam Vets up there. Thanks for the Memories.

    • Thanks: Alfred
  193. It’s about time the NeoNazi Ukranian terrorists start getting this kind of treatment:

    ‘Up to 200’ militants killed in Russian airstrike on terrorist camp in Syria – Russian military
    https://www.rt.com/russia/521535-airstrike-palmyra-syria-militants/

  194. Schuetze says:
    @Schuetze

    Actually a far better example than Italy’s behavior in 1914/15 playing both sides against each other would be Turkey’s own sad history in WWI.

    Tsar Nicholas had been promised Constantinople as a prize for his fighting with England and France. France had been promised Syria and Alsace. England wanted Palestine for her Jewish ruling class.

    Germany and Turkey were almost finished with the Berlin-Baghdad railway, a looming event which was very bad for England and the Rothschilds. Turkey had ordered two Dreadnoughts from England which were just about completed when the war “broke” out. England seized these ships and forced Turkey into the arms of Germany so that England, France and Russia all would get their prizes.

    Docherty and MacGregor lay it all out in their First World War Hidden History where they have an entire series on Gallipoli that is well worth the read. It really illustrates how Russians are always scheming for hegemony in the Black Sea and control of Constantinople. It also completely explains why Turkey was forced into the alliance with Germany, so both would be destroyed and Eretz Israel could be carved out of stolen Palestine. This is why Turkey doesn’t trust Russia any more than Poland or Ukraine do.

    [MORE]


    https://firstworldwarhiddenhistory.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/gallipoli-1-the-enduring-myth/

    “The infamous Gallipoli campaign of 1915 was set up to fail. 180,000 allied soldiers were sacrificed, wounded or dead, for a strategic policy which served the imperial designs of the British Empire by failing.”

    https://firstworldwarhiddenhistory.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/gallipoli-2-promises-promises/

    In 1908, however, the Russians were duped and drawn in with an astonishing, but empty, promise. Britain would no longer object to Russia seising Constantinople, capital city of the Ottoman Empire and the ‘Holy Grail’ of Russian foreign policy. [3] The French had also given clear assurances in 1908 that they would support Russian policy in the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles. [4] From the time of Catherine the Great, Russia’s obsession with a warm water port on the Black Sea with unrestricted year-round access to the Mediterranean, was predicated on seizing Constantinople. We are asked to believe that Russia went to war in support of Serbia, but the evidence shows no genuine Russian concern for the Serbs. That was an excuse. In truth, they harboured a ‘widespread obsession, bordering on panic’ about Constantinople and the Straits. [5]

    While Constantinople was seen as the glittering prize, other choice pickings would be on offer after the Ottoman Empire was purposefully driven into an alliance with Germany and destroyed. The Russians believed that the sacrifice of millions of men in a war against Germany and Turkey would be rewarded with Constantinople and a share of the spoils in oil rich Persia and Iraq. They were sadly deluded. Britain ‘had no mind to share anything’. [6] While it was a promise the Secret Elite never intended to keep, every aspect of their plan for war depended on Russia remaining convinced that Constantinople would be hers. Had they realised the promise was a deception, Russia would most likely have signed a peace treaty with Germany. As Kaiser Wilhelm correctly advised his cousin Czar Nicholas, Britain was simply using Russia as a ‘cats-paw.’ (tool) [7] And he was right.

    https://firstworldwarhiddenhistory.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/gallipoli-4-fumbling-incompetence-and-too-few-stokers/

    “onsider the facts. Souchon’s original orders were to attack and destroy French troop transport ships plying between the North African and French coasts. The bombardment of two embarkation ports in French Algeria, Bone and Phillipsville was a very public announcement of their presence, yet the French navy did not give chase. Goeben and Breslau rendezvoused north of Bone and set off back east for Messina, completely unmolested by the mighty French fleet which was on its way south from Toulon, and fast approaching that very spot. The question remains, why did the French fleet, which included 4 recently commissioned dreadnoughts, not go for the jugular and wipe out the German cruisers which were the only threat to their transport ships in the Mediterranean?

    Around 9.30 am while heading east, Admiral Souchon was doubtless expressing incredulity that his cruisers had not been attacked, when two British heavy cruisers appeared on the horizon. They were heading at full speed directly towards him. Indefatigable and Indomitable, which had been steaming west all night to intercept the German cruisers, encountered them off Bone. Their precise co-ordinates, 37.44 North, 7:56 East, were immediately telegraphed to the Admiralty in London but the crucial information regarding the direction in which the German cruisers were headed, was not passed on. Churchill, allegedly, ‘assumed they were heading west with further evil intent upon the French.’ [3] That was utter nonsense. As we shall see, Churchill and the Admiralty knew that the German ships were heading east, and that their ultimate destination was Constantinople.

    Every British naval action that followed literally channeled the Goeben and Breslau east towards the Dardanelles. Indomitable and Indefatigable held fire on sighting their ‘prey’. Churchill had telegraphed a caution to all British warships, ‘The British ultimatum to Germany will expire at midnight GMT, 4 August. [4] No acts of war should be committed before that hour …’ [5] That being the case, Indomitable and Indefatigable passed within close range of Goeben and Breslau, the Admirals eyeing each other from their bridges. [6] The British cruisers swept round and followed closely in their wake. They were later joined by the light cruiser, HMS Dublin. Given her defective boilers, the three predators were theoretically faster than the Goeben and should easily have been able to stay on her tail. Admiral Milne, C-in-C of the Mediterranean fleet, was reminded by London that ‘the speed of your Squadrons is sufficient to enable you to choose your moment,’ [7] and with their 12-inch guns could have sent her to the bottom. [8]”

    https://firstworldwarhiddenhistory.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/gallipoli-5-admiralty-clerk-declares-war-on-austria/

    There was another source which constantly monitored all that was happening in and around Constantinople. By 1914 Russia’s intelligence on Turkey was uniformly good and manifestly better than that of Britain. As Souchon headed across the Mediterranean, ‘the Russians knew perfectly well where he was going and why.’ [6] Russian Foreign Secretary Sazonov had informants inside the Ottoman cabinet meetings, and Mikhail Girs, the Russian Ambassador at Constantinople, was exceptionally well informed. [7] Given the dire consequences for Russia if the Goeben and Breslau sailed unmolested into Constantinople, and the fact that they had no warships of their own in the Mediterranean to stop them, it is inconceivable that the Russian Foreign Ministry would not have immediately passed the crucial information to British Intelligence. Indeed Sazonov was in ready contact with Sir Edward Grey at the Foreign Office, demanding and expecting effective action. The German cruisers had to be sunk. Russian imperial ambition required the immediate removal of the menace, but to further Britain’s own geopolitical strategy, the Secret Elite had to ensure that Goeben and Breslau reached their destination safely. Their strategy enabled Turkey to replace the dreadnoughts which Britain had commandeered with two German warships. At a stroke, the Russian Black Sea fleet was effectively neutralised and Russia kept out out of Constantinople.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Seraphim
  195. yurivku says:
    @Z-man

    if the ‘little Jew in Kiev’ were smart he would negotiate with Putin to relinquish these Russian lands ASAP.

    He can’t because 1) uncle shmuel won’t allow 2) local nazy will kill ‘im. So he as a piece of shit just flow by this current.

  196. mcohen says:

    Bitcoin and covid 19 were born under the same roof.They are weaponized economic strategies.

  197. @grr

    The S-600 and S-700 do not exist, not even in the earliest stage of development. “It is pathetic” that you consider Vladimir Zirinovsky a reliable source, ordinary Russians do not. The S-400 is a formidable system, rightly to be greatly feared. The first stage to neutralize it will be to break up its network connections, then it becomes much more vulnerable. The USAF gives the S-400 the immense respect it is due. Russia, in turn, gives the USAF the immense respect it is due. You are an example of the human brain intoxicated by The Faker’s rancid home-brewed bellywash.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  198. Alfred says:
    @Kapyong

    So, all 25 million Australians in all states believe this same thing ?
    Idiot.

    Thank you for that epitaph.

    I don’t know where in Australia you are, it is a big place. 🙂

    However, I am sure that if the politocos tell the testing centres to increase the number of fake positive tests, they would be able to lockdown your state in a matter of hours.

    Perhaps not you, but 99% of your neighbours would rush to conform to the new draconian edicts – like a bunch of Merino sheep under control of a Border collie.

    Let’s face it. Australia has never been an independent country. Australians don’t know their own history. Here are some examples:

    1- Today, Australian special forces are in the Donbass. On the same side as Muslim headchopper being imported from the Middle East.

    2- Australian and British special forces trained the Khmer Rouge.

    3- When an Australian prime minister did not follow the script coming from the USA, he was “eaten by a shark”

    4- When another Australian prime minister had a mind of his own, the Queen’s representative kicked him out of office.

    5- In WW2, Churchill sent half the Australian army to Singapore – it was captured by the Japanese due to bad British generalship.

    6- The other half was sent to the Middle East. Their British leadership was so bad that eventually the Australians mutinied and beat up all British officers in Cairo. They took over the city. It took 3 days to regain control.

    7- Australia was essentially undefended in WW2. The British could not give a stuff about that country’s civilians.

    8- The Australian navy is helping the blockade of Yemen. A country where hundreds of thousands of children are expected to die from starvation this year.

    9- In WW1, at Gallipoli, the Australian and other armies were deposited on a beach below cliffs. The Royal Navy commander of the operation thought that his job was done and had his afternoon nap. Look it up.

    I could go on, but what is the point. 99% of Australians are thoroughly brainwashed. They want to make war against China – their biggest customer. So who is the idiot mate?

    • Thanks: Majority of One
    • Replies: @Kapyong
  199. @Bombercommand

    Violation of the UNITED NATIONS charter. Very good point. It would call for a special session of the Security Council and could result in sanctions.

  200. Johan says:

    “Are Vaccines The Real Driving Force Behind The Latest Donbass Destabilization?”

    http://oneworld.press/?module=articles&action=view&id=1987

  201. @Lucy Lipinska

    I have asked you twice before have you heard stories of Polish people impressed into slavery by the Germans in WWII, and what is your opinion of these stories. You have yet to answer. You say you are Polish, but have very odd opinions of the Kraut and WWII for a Polish girl. I am beginning to doubt you are who you say you are. So I am asking again, have you heard stories of Polish people impressed into slavery by the Germans in WWII? What is your opinion of these stories?

  202. Robjil says:
    @Schuetze

    It should be its own independent country. That way it could not leverage its power based on its geographic location to threaten other countries around the black sea.

    Like Kosovo is “independent”.

    https://global-politics.eu/kosovos-mafia-state-camp-bondsteel-permanent-military-presence-southeast-europe/

    The question then becomes, why are Washington, NATO, the EU and inclusive and importantly, the German Government, so eager to legitimize the breakaway Kosovo? A Kosovo run internally by organized criminal networks is easy for NATO to control. It insures a weak state which is far easier to bring under NATO domination. Combined with NATO control over Afghanistan where the Kosovo heroin controlled by Prime Minister Thaci originates, the Pentagon is building a web of encirclement around Russia that is anything but peaceful.

    • Agree: annamaria
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  203. annamaria says:
    @Schuetze

    Wen your grandma died, that was a tragedy, but do you want to exhume and revive her?

    It would help if you looked at the map to see where the Bielorussia (white Russia) is situated. Here is the latest ZUSA’s attempt at attacking the RF: https://thesaker.is/did-the-us-try-to-murder-lukashenko-open-thread-14/

    President Lukashenko has declared that Biden gave the order to kill him in a coup organized by the CIA. Now, we all know that Lukashenko says all sorts of things, many of them false or plain silly. Except that the Russian FSB has confirmed it all!

    According to the Russians, a joint operation of the (Bielorussian) KGB and the Russian FSB has uncovered the plot early on and the Russians monitored the full operation until they had enough evidence to arrest all the plotters. Not only do the Russians have videos of their meetings, they also intercepted their Zoom video conferences …

    Unlike the US/UK and others, the Russian FSB did not say that they were “confident” that it was “highly likely” that this operation took place. They released all the footage of a meeting of the plotters in Moscow which confirms it all .

    Do you understand that the ZUSA has been attacking Russia by using Georgia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, and Syria?

    You are not a child. Or are you? When you posted the words “Russian bullying,” did it cross your mind that it was not Russia that has been waging wars of aggression and placing her armies thousands of miles away from her borders? You prefer to feign ignorance about American bullying abroad. The ZUSA has 800-1000 military bases around the globe. The ZUSA has been waging murderous operations non-stop, and yet you have the temerity to accuse the RF of “bullying.” Was it an excessive immersion in the MSM presstituting (see Integrity Initiative and other Gessens, Appleboums, and Amancours), or your family has a grudge against Russia the Amalek? https://www.rt.com/russia/521391-belarus-lukashenko-assassination-plot/

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  204. @Bombercommand

    That you are lying can be excused, but that you are stupid there is no excuse.

  205. annamaria says:
    @Bombercommand

    As a protector of international law, you should be interested in the recent development in Bielorussia:
    https://thesaker.is/did-the-us-try-to-murder-lukashenko-open-thread-14/
    Comment Section:

    The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, together with the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus, as a result of a special operation, suppressed the illegal activities of Yuri Leonidovich Zyankovich, who has dual citizenship of the United States and the Republic of Belarus, and Alexander Iosifovich Feduta, a citizen of the Republic of Belarus, who were planning to carry out a military coup in Belarus according to a worked-out scenario of “color revolutions” with the involvement of local and Ukrainian nationalists, as well as the physical elimination of President A. Lukashenko.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  206. annamaria says:
    @Schuetze

    ” Russian imperial ambition”
    — Once upon a time, there was the Russian Empire… Why don’t you also tell us about the imperial ambitions of Spain and Denmark? By the way, Denmark has distinguished herself by the incredibly dirty playing with MH17 affair: the name, Denmark, is inseparable from the name of Bellincat-Higgins (the opportunistic ignoramus and former seller of ladies’ underwear). Is it Denmark’s imperial ambition that made the country into a “lady of easy virtue?”
    Russian Empire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Empire
    Spanish Empire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Empire
    Dutch Empire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Empire

    • Replies: @Schuetze
    , @Oikeamielinen
  207. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Not even to worth note that the food will burn holes in everybody’s stomach.

  208. Schuetze says:
    @Robjil

    No country ever deserved to lose some of its “sacred” territory more than Serbia.

    Sure, Kosovo is an example of a “state” that shouldn’t be. But Serbia made her grab for all of Yugoslavia for the third time in a century. Serbians are in essence Russia’s mini-me anyway, another argument that supports my contention that the statement “Russia has zero desire to go further.” is a pathetic joke.

    In my Weltanschauung Nothern Kosovo, where the Serbs are a majority, should be allowed to split off of Albanian southern Kosovo and enter a form of confederacy with Serbia. Ditto Southern Kosovo and Albania.

    Of course the same would apply to Donbas, Lviv and even Odessa and Mariopol. Break all these unmanageable empires into a thousand pieces and turn them back over to local authorities.

  209. Schuetze says:
    @annamaria

    Why are Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Georgia all desperate to stay, or get into, and build on Nato? Do you think these countries want to conquer Russia?

    Sure, the US is out of control and deserves a massive bitch slapping. But the US is just a stupid goy gollum for Israel, just like Putin.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  210. @Majority of One

    After Iranian revolution US started to buy oil from Iraq. Sadam was happy but he did not have to subdue himself to US as he did. eventually US did stab him in the back. (well deserved)

  211. Schuetze says:
    @annamaria

    “Once upon a time”

    Earth to Anna: Now does not equal “Once upon a time”. Russia is an empire, and Russia still has imperial ambitions.

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

    “An empire is an aggregate of many separate states or territories under a supreme ruler or oligarchy. “

    • Replies: @annamaria
  212. @Majority of One

    Russia and China disagree with your assessment of the F-35. USAF pilots love the F-35. The groundbreaking Harrier could hover, but both hands and feet of the pilot were in constant motion. The F-35B can hover “no hands on controls”. A Royal Navy F-35B landed on HMS Queen Elizabeth nose-toward-stern, a first in history. The SU-57’s much hyped “hyper maneuverability” can only be achieved by perhaps three pilots in the Russian Air Force. The F-35 doesn’t have the SU-57’s vectored thrust, but any pilot rated for the F-35 can match those three top Russian pilots acrobatics. The F-35 can deliver “close air support” from 20,000 feet, it can control ground artillery. Its radar can conduct EW. The data link problem with the F-22 had been solved. The F-35 is a flying, one man, Combat Information Center. It will go into battle in concert with F-22, F-15, F-18, F-16 and Attritable Drones and coordinate them all into a single fist. Its biggest problem is a pilot might become too “high” on its capabilities and become disoriented.

    • LOL: Alfred, Jazman
    • Replies: @Majority of One
  213. The most important question now is that whether there is any chance that the shit will miss the fan.

    The last US ambassador to be expelled from the country was George F Kennan, who was declared persona-non-grata by the Soviet Union under Stalin in 1952.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/20/us-ambassador-john-sullivan-to-leave-moscow-as-tensions-rise

    This’s real bad news Biden owns it along with the legacy media. Relations are the worst ever in 69 yrs!! Well done Joe and Anthony.

  214. @annamaria

    You take The Faker seriously?

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Harold Smith
  215. @Majority of One

    I feel the smaller nations want to live and work under an International Law system they all agree on. However the US being the strongest player up to now won’t follow any rule on the international stage. The US has even legalized US Extraterritoriality. The US much prefers bilateral or regional agreements where the US has the upper hand.

  216. @annamaria

    The game has become personal long, long ago, but I doubt Putin understands it, even after his favourite driver was killed in an “accident”.

  217. Anonymous[374] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alfred

    This makes the most sense. This is all just further economic warfare by the Americans, since they’ve already sanctioned just about anyone of significance in Russia.

  218. Anonymous[374] • Disclaimer says:
    @Seraphim

    Jesus, you people are delusional.

  219. annamaria says:
    @Bombercommand

    You are light years away from the true patriots like Colonel Lang who had the courage to elucidate the thorough zionization of the US military.

    “Have the US military gone Zionist?:” https://turcopolier.com/have-the-us-militry-gone-zionist/

    “That is the center of America’s security relationship with Israel – the notion that our two countries have the same founding principles, the same respect for the social contract and for the social covenant. I have taken more than 400 American security professionals – primarily retired American Admirals and Generals – to Israel in more than 30 trips. And at the other end of their careers, I have sent more than 500 cadets and midshipmen of our service academies to Israel before they received their commissions. And I can say that they all understood the fundamental and profound principles that guide both the United States and Israel.

    They don’t always agree with Israel’s politics – or Israel’s defense choices – or any other single aspect of Israeli political, military and social life, but I never found one that didn’t believe in the relationship between Jews and the land of Israel. The United States military, then, is a Zionist institution.” Shoshana Bryen

    https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/authors/shoshana-bryen/

    Bryen was author of the widely republished JINSA Reports. She has worked with the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College and the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, and lectured at the National Defense University in Washington.

    Mazel Tov, “Bombercommand”
    http://themillenniumreport.com/2019/07/how-zionism-took-control-of-the-usa/
    https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/fighting-israels-wars/

  220. annamaria says:
    @Schuetze

    Name the “separate states.”
    Don’t forget to check the map that shows the words Russian Federation.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  221. annamaria says:
    @Bombercommand

    What is your loyalty?
    Mr. Raevsky is loyal to international law and humanity at large.
    The ZUSA’s “deciders” and their weaponized minions are loyal to Moloch.
    You have made your choice and it is opposite to the choice of the valiant General Smedley Butler:

    War is a Racket:
    It can be smashed effectively only by taking the profit out of war. The only way to smash this racket is to conscript capital and industry and labour before the nation’s manhood can be conscripted. […] Let the officers and the directors and the high-powered executives of our armament factories … the manufacturers of all other things that provide profit in war time as well as the bankers be conscripted — to get $30 a month, the same wage as the lads in the trenches get.

    Insetad of visiting all-expenses-paid trips to Israel, the brass must regularly recite the following:

    WAR is a racket. It always has been.

    It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

    … Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes. … How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? … How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?

    Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few — the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill.

    And what is this bill?
    This bill renders a horrible accounting. Newly placed gravestones. Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken hearts and homes. Economic instability. Depression and all its attendant miseries. Back-breaking taxation for generations and generations.

    “By the end of his career, Butler had received 16 medals, five for heroism. He is one of 19 men to receive the Medal of Honor twice, one of three to be awarded both the Marine Corps Brevet Medal (along with Wendell Neville and David Porter) and the Medal of Honor, and the only Marine to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions.”

  222. PolarBear says:
    @Russian_Deplorable

    “Bears were the most worshipped animals of Ancient Slavs. During pagan times, it was associated with the god Volos, the patron of domestic animals. Slavic folklore describes the bear as a totem personifying a male: father, husband, or a fiancé. Legends about turnskin bears appeared, it was believed that humans could be turned into bears for misbehavior.” The Most Russian of All Beasts

    Ancient Slavic Bear:

    Western Propaganda Bear:

    Positive Russian Mascot:

  223. Schuetze says:
    @annamaria

    Putin invaded and demolished Chechnya in order to keep it in your beloved “federation”. Putin also militarily ripped Crimea out of Ukraine. Perhaps the majority of “Crimeans” wanted to stay in Russia, perhaps not. In any case Putin has been emperor for far too long for any pretense that he is anything else but a “supreme leader”.

    Your narrow minded obsession with vocabulary when it suits your prejudices is not only very offputting, it is deceitful. Ukrainian Jews are “Nazis” because they claim they are and it suits you, the Russian empire is a “federation” because Putin and his jewish oligarchs claim it is, and it suits you. Ukraine is a Fascist government because it doesn’t suit you to call it a democracy. I think we could both agree that the US is an empire, even though it pretends to be a republic.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
  224. Robjil says:
    @Schuetze

    desperate to stay, or get into, and build on Nato?

    Brainwashed is the reason.

    They don’t know what NATO does to this planet.

    They dance on the streets for the stupidest things that Zion News says like puppets.

    This is what the Zion “free” press does to people’s minds in any of the Zion US empire statelets.

    They don’t have the full picture of what is really happening everywhere on this planet.

    • Replies: @Oikeamielinen
  225. EugeneGur says:
    @Schuetze

    I think that any “Russians” who do not denounce Stalin and everything the USSR did to Europe and Europeans

    The USSR did a lot less to Europe and Europeans than the Europeans amply deserved. Those nice Eastern Europeans sided with Nazi Germany, invaded the Soviet Union and oftentimes behaved towards the population worse than the Germans. Although I have hard time imagining how it could possibly be worse.

    Why is it that Russians cannot accept that the USSR also committed crimes just as heinous and even worse than Hitler?

    Perhaps, because it didn’t. It’s a nice story, though; makes you feel better, I am sure.

    This is why all of Eastern Europe hate, and fear, Russians more than Americans or English

    No, they don’t. Only their stupid and corrupt”elite” plays that game for their own benefit, that’s all.

    • Agree: annamaria
  226. @Bombercommand

    …and an F-35 recently flew into it’s own 20mm firing sequence. The aircraft did survive the near self-immolation, but repair charges will run well into the millions and the pilot was obliged to shitcan his undershorts.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  227. @Majority of One

    Newton’s corollary to the Peter Principle would state that for every brash “mental midget” who rises to his level of incompetence, a more competent person would have to descend a level.

    • Replies: @Majority of One
  228. @Schuetze

    Schutzkorps: You surely are an ass. “Putin also militarily ripped Crimea out of Ukraine”. For starters, the Coup d’etat government in Kiev was totally illegitimate and a direct product of meddling by the CIA (and their trained Galician fascist monkeys), along with the CIA-controlled Department of $tate and the Kagan wifey, Viccious Nudelman (aka Vikki Nuland).

    The defeat of the Tatar slave-takers by Catherine the Great’s Marshall Potemkin was won with hundreds if not thousands of gallons of Russian blood. Much of that entity which goes by the name of Ukraine was also wrested from the Tatars and Turks through much Russian blood shed in the cause of liberating enslaved fellow Orthodox Christians.

    Fast forward to the mid 1850’s and the Rottenchild Crime Clan controlled British and French governments invaded Crimea to prevent Russia from liberating Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia from the Terrible Turks. Tens of thousands of gallons of Russian blood was spilled in order to repel the invaders. Another historical jump into WWII and once again, immeasurable amounts of Russian blood was spilled in first defending and then retrieving Crimea from German and Romanian invaders.

    In 1954, Ukrainian born Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev administratively transferred Crimea to the Ukraine SSR. That was purely a USSR in-house arrangement. When the drunken Boris Yeltsin assumed the reins in Moscow, he paid no attention to K’s little switcheroo and did nothing to return that peninsula to the Russian Federation, as it was assumed that the heir to Kievan Rus would remain as a friendly allied eastern Slavic statelet…Same thing with the Donbass. Though heavily Russian-speaking, that region had been transferred to the newly created Ukraine SSR by Vladimir Ulyanov (aka Nicolai Lenin).

    Then we arrive at the minor matter that the invaluable Sevastapol naval base, already the home of the Russian Black Sea fleet, was part of the bargain which put Porkyshenko and his Khazarian oligarchs in power. The U$ Navy was slated to get that base, according to the scheme agreed upon by two Khazarian Talmudists, Porkyshenko and Nudelman. Of course, the fact that some 75% of Crimea’s residents, Russians, to be sure, wanted nothing to do with the Khazarian conspiracy, or with their Galician, Uniate fascist buddies, was not even considered in the deal. “Collateral Damage”, like fellow Khazarian Madeleine Albright’s 500,000 Iraqi children who died of starvation due to the U$ sanctions and blockades of food supplies.

    BTW: Schutzkorps: Several times now I have asked you whether or not you have any connexion/s with the U$ AirFARCE. Even a lying response would constitute some form of answer. I concede that you are no dummy, but whose side are you on, anyway?

    • Agree: Avery
    • Thanks: Robjil, annamaria
    • Replies: @RichardDuck
  229. @ThreeCranes

    Newton may have been a well-studied alchemist and even astrologer, but the jury is out on whether or not he happened to be a sage.

  230. @Harold Smith

    I meant take The Faker seriously in general. Andrei Raevsky was never a NATO military analyst specializing in “nuclear forces”(whatever that means) as he claims. The Faker is a liar, as is obvious from reading his midwit screeds. I have read MANY of his articles, I gave The Faker a fair hearing, more than he deserves, and The Faker is a joke. He talks out of his rear end on a subject, Military Art, for which he claims professional expertise. As for your link, it reads like the Russians have been taking Bullshitology lessons from Robert Mueller.

  231. anastasia says:

    I will wager that Putin will not go into Donbas no matter what Kiev does to or in Donbas.

    • Replies: @Fred777
  232. Anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @anastasia

    Yes, this is a very good article. But it begs a number of questions. First, while the German government has not been willing to completely go against its economic interests with Russia for the Americans, it’s gone a very long way in doing so. Second, if the German public understands the importance of good relationships with Russia (and in particular NS2), how would Russian military action in response to clear American-fomented hostilities by Ukraine alter that support? Either the German government and public understand the need for peace with Russia and see the menace of the US, or they don’t.

    The fact is, war is a far greater threat to the Western governments than Russia. All of these governments have exhausted any kind of moral capital they once had with their citizens through their arbitrary and destructive covid responses, blatant corruption, and embrace of leftist insanity. The last thing they could do right now is rally their populations to support a war that affects no real western national interest. Which is probably why the US and EU vassal states aren’t really pushing for such a thing right now.

    • Replies: @Majority of One
  233. TheMoon says:

    Don’t poke the bear, ride it!

  234. Kapyong says:
    @Alfred

    “So who is the idiot mate?”

    Anyone who believes all (or 99%) of Australia (and the UK) thinks the same thing.

  235. Alfred says:
    @Schuetze

    Putin has been emperor for far too long for any pretense that he is anything else but a “supreme leader”.

    Envy.

  236. @Majority of One

    What you describe is impossible, so I decided to fack check. Damage was from a a prematurely detonating 25mm cannon round, detonating as it left the muzzle, so the cause was a defective fuse, triggered by the shock of gas expansion. Not a fault of the F-35, but the ammo manufacturer would catch hell. I know The Faker Fanboys desperately want the F-35 to be a failure, but they are delusional. Notice how the SU-57 and J-20 programs have gone dark? The Russians and the Chinese know it is over.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
  237. @Bombercommand

    If that was first shot than faulty manufacturing of the cannon also could be a cause.
    (tolerances)

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  238. @Anonymous

    The tried and true technique that Western governments use is a combination of false-flag attacks or suckering their intended victim into “hitting first” and thus rallying the peasantry around the flag and “Support our Troops”. Any learned and reasonably perspicacious individual realizes that those tactics are purest bullshit, but the boobtoob-noose addicted are always susceptible to another torpedoing of the (munitions carrying) Lusitania, or to another Pearl Harbor.

    The latter was deliberately set up by FDR who cut the Japanese off from their oil and iron imports and goaded them to make that fatal attack. American code-breakers had broken the Japanese Purple Code and knew well in advance of their intended raid on Pearl Harbor. They also managed to send the precious carriers off on a training mission, while Admiral Kimmel and General Short were left in the dark about all of this and were made scapegoats for not being “ready”. Read all about it in Robert Toland’s book “Infamy”.

    Led by Charles Lindbergh, the “America First” movement had convinced the people that they should not get suckered into another war. Likely that someone like Edward Bernays had been coaching Roosevelt through his close ties with Bernard Baruch and Walter Lippmann. The ruse worked like a charm. Only one brave woman Congressperson did not vote in favor of declaring war on Japan. Her name was Jeannett Rankin. She also represented Montana when the blackmailed Woodrow Wilson canoodled Congre$$ into declaring war on Germany in 1917 and on that occasion too, courageously voted against the war. Somehow, she kept getting elected by the then commonsense constituency of Montana voters.

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  239. @Bombercommand

    Are you, BC, and Schutzkorps working as a tag-team? Something keeps telling me that the both of you have deep connexions with the AirFARCE and in your minds their shit does not stink. If it was not for their technicollegy, those boys (and girls) could not fight their way out of a wet paper bag. Arrogant wusses, they are.

  240. Seraphim says:
    @Schuetze

    Can you ‘show cause’ why Russia should not get Constantinople and ‘exercise hegemony’ in the Black Sea? Or that Serbia should not have Kossovo?
    Russia is the daughter of Byzance and its legitimate heir. The Black Sea was a Byzantine lake. Serbia is also a daughter of Byzance. The ‘Balkans’ were Byzantine territory. They all are the only legitimate claimants over Constantinople, the Straits and the Black Sea.
    Turks, Germans, French, British are interlopers in this area. And American ‘Secret Elites’ more than anyone else.

    • Agree: Zarathustra, Alfred
    • Replies: @Avery
  241. FB says: • Website
    @Bombercommand

    I see that ‘Bombercommand’, who knows as much about aviation as my cat does about quantum computing, probably less, has decided to plaster this comment section with complete gibberish. For instance this:

    The United States Air Force would jump in and chew the Russian army into scrap. The S-400 cannot detect an F-35 beyond 50 miles even without the Lightning II using its awesome EW capabilities and the F-35 can deploy a swarm of Small Diameter Bombs from 120 miles out. Every S-400 would be destroyed. Ditto for the SU-57, the best the Russians have, the F-35 will eat the SU-57 for lunch.

    For the record: the above is complete nonsense that has absolutely nothing to do with how these weapons systems actually work in the real world. I will get to the technical details in a moment, but first to state some basic facts. The US Air Force would never in a million years consider trying to fly into Russian-controlled airspace. That basic operating principle is well known to every professional combat aviator on both sides. The above scenario is simply schoolboy nonsense, the likes of which fuels the many fanboy ‘discussion’ forums on the internet.

    The Russian air defense zones are known in US parlance as A2/AD, which stands for anti-access, area denial. That means they are no-go zones, specifically no-fly zones. This longstanding reality is acknowledged publicly now by top generals, for instance USAF’s Phillip Breedlove:

    We have the tools, but we do not have nearly enough of them—and the speed that we would need to eliminate these A2/AD bubbles—to be able to deploy our forces is going to be controlled by the depth of the bench of how we can attack those A2/AD forces.

    Breedlove goes on to say, that ‘air power is not enough. We need more long-range, survivable, precision strike capability from the ground.’

    That is of course well known in professional combat aviation circles. Flying into the teeth of these Russian A2/AD zones is simply not on the table. The article goes on to flesh out some of the ground-based weapons that might be developed to deal with the Russian A2/AD ‘problem.’ They mention the Russian short-range, hypersonic Iskander missile as an ideal tool for tackling these aerial no-go zones, as illustrated in the article.

    The Russian Iskander hypersonic missile launcher.

    The US currently does not possess such technology, or any hypersonic missiles, but they have now started working on it, for instance the CHGB, Common Hypersonic Glide Body, but which is still years away, realistically. This is also why the US has torn up the intermediate-range missile treaty with Russia, since it limits ground-based missiles in Europe to a range of 500 km. This step shows just how badly the US is bothered by the fact that they can do nothing, presently, to fly into Russian-defended airspace.

    A mockup of the CHGB missile currently under development by the US as its ‘answer’ to currently impenetrable Russian air defense zones.

    The simple fact is that flight vehicles such as aircraft and missiles operate on the cold hard laws of physics. The advent of aviation, early in the last century, was of course a significant technology step in military power. At first, the only method to counter the increasing capability of military aircraft was simple artillery pointed skyward, which could be effective only to a certain degree and at close range, but could not shut the door on aerial incursions into the general area, not even close. But on the flipside, aviation by itself could also not produce a military victory, which by definition, means holding the ground below.

    For instance during the Korean War, the US had complete control of the skies against an opponent that basically had negligible aviation. But when it threatened China’s border and China sent its army south, the US forces were quickly thrown back, resulting in the longest retreat in US military history. The Chinese just kept going, taking the South Korean capital Seoul, and only stopping when the US and its allied forces were backed into a tiny corner of the peninsula. It was purely a Chinese political calculation to not evict the US from the peninsula altogether.

    The Chinese broke through the U.S. defenses despite U.S. air supremacy, and the Eighth Army and U.N. forces retreated hastily to avoid encirclement. The Chinese offensive continued pressing U.S. forces, which lost Seoul, the South Korean capital. Eighth Army’s morale and esprit de corps hit rock bottom, to where it was widely regarded as a broken, defeated rabble.

    –Eighth United States Army

    Things got even worse for air power in Vietnam, which saw the era of surface-to-air missiles [SAM] enter into the equation. The US lost no less than 10,000 aircraft in Vietnam, a staggering number that could not be sustained in the present day, including over 1,000 front-line fighter jets.

    The Vietnamese had a small but effective fighter force consisting mainly of somewhat obsolete but highly maneuverable Mig17s and -19s, and far fewer supersonic MiG21s. But they used them to great effect, both one-on-one in aerial dogfights, which the Vietnamese mostly won, and even more critically to lure US aircraft into SAM traps, where the formidable Russian-supplied S75 and other air defense missiles cut US air power to ribbons. The great combat aviator Robin Olds, who notched several kills in WW2 and added a few more in Vietnam flying state of the art McDonnell F4 ‘Phantom’ jets, famously remarked: ‘The best flying job in the world is a MiG21 pilot. Hell, if I’d have been one of them, I’d have got 50 of us.’

    The humbling aerial losses against Vietnamese MiGs, thirteen of whose pilots racked up ‘ace’ status against the presumably superior Americans, led the US Navy to create the Naval Fighter Weapons School, better known as TOPGUN. But the big killer was the air defense missile. Working together with competent fighter jets this presented a very tough nut for US air power.


    [MORE]

    The S75 ‘Dvina’ missile, which was used to devastating effect against US air power in Vietnam, including the B52 heavy bomber still in service, and which also brought down two of the American high-flying U2 spyplanes, Gary Powers over Russia, and Rudolf Anderson over Cuba during the 1962 missile crisis.

    During and post-Vietnam, new technology and tactical approaches were needed, much as today with the Russian no-fly zones. This included a new, updated doctrine of SEAD, the suppression of enemy air defense, which comprised new tactics and new tools, most notably jamming of enemy radar and targeting SAM radars with a new kind of air-launched missile that could home in on SAM radar signals, the so-called ‘anti-radiation’ missile.

    This brought good results at first, but the Russian SAM technology was also improving. In the 1970s Mideast wars, Israeli fighter jets suffered heavy losses against Arab-operated Russian SAMs, including over 100 Israeli jets lost to Arab SAMs in the early going of the ‘October War’ of 1973, prompting something of a panic among Israelis, and hasty consultations with Kissinger, who quickly delivered replacement F4s and other frontline fighters.

    Our major problem until this morning was missiles, especially the SA6, or improved Redeyes, which were very efficient, and of which we took account because we had to. After a few days we went after them. We have lost 32 F4s, 53 A4s, and 11 Mirages, 6 Super Mysteres, for a total of 102 of all kinds.

    –Major General Binyamin Peled, Israeli Air Force Chief of Staff, in a meeting with Henry Kissinger, 1973.

    The short-range, but highly mobile SA6 SAM system that chewed up Israeli fighter jets in the 1970s, was still giving US and Nato air power fits during their bombing campaign against Serbia in 1999.

    At this point in air warfare history, the battle between attacker and defender had mostly reached a stalemate. Overwhelming air power could still, in theory, wrest control of enemy airspace…but at huge cost. The next generation of fighter jets, introduced in the 1980s, such as the US ‘teen series’ [F15, -16, -18] brought greatly improved aerial maneuverability, mostly as a result of hugely improved jet engine power that allowed aircraft to overcome the huge amount of drag in turning flight, and to realistically defeat a missile shot by dint of sheer kinematic performance [turning]. At the same time, the power and effectiveness of radar jamming and and a big increase in flight range of the anti-radiation missile seemed to tilt the balance back in the favor of air power.

    This was on display during Gulf War 1, where US brought nearly 3,000 aircraft to bear on an Iraqi air defense system that looked formidable on paper, but had not in fact kept up with the most crucial evolution of the SAM…MOBILITY. In this air war the US was greatly helped by the fact that the French, who had designed and built the Iraqi air defense system [Qari] were willing to provide key technical data. Even so, the air victory did not come cheaply. The British were tasked with destroying the Iraqi airfields, which came at huge cost to the gung-ho crews of the Tornado fighter bombers, which were dropping like flies in the early going. US air crews also suffered notable air-to-air losses here and there to a few determined Iraqi pilots flying MiGs and French Mirages.

    But even though the air war victory was decisive, in fact overwhelming, it still did not preclude the need for a huge ground assault, led by General Schwarzkopf, to evict Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Air power, even at what was realistically its historical zenith, could not by itself produce military victory.

    The next massive use of US air power came in 1999 against Serbia. Despite throwing the combined might of the 19-nation Nato alliance against this tiny country, equipped with 1950s era Soviet air defense hardware, the SEAD operation failed in its basic mission to take control of the airspace, which remained contested until the last day of the 78-day campaign. This despite little Serbia’s lack of modern air defenses designed specifically to counter the new generation of aircraft and SEAD weapons. That next generation of air defense came online in the 1980s and was exemplified by the S300 system, which the Serbs did not have.

    A brief technical outline of this current generation of air defense system: The problem of radar jamming was countered by a new kind of radar that was electronically steered, rather than by a parabolic antenna, called ‘phased array’ and featuring flat panels of many individual antenna elements that could manipulate the signal in a way that made outside jamming ineffective. The problem of greatly improved aircraft engines and resulting turning performance was addressed with new, more powerful missiles with greatly improved kinematic performance, and which flew much faster and turned much harder, up to 100g or even more. Both the radars and missiles’ range was greatly extended, up to 200 km or even more, putting the attacking anti-radiation outside of their range of about half that distance. Most importantly, these SAM complexes were now carried on fully mobile all-terrain vehicles that could change their location quickly and set up to ‘shoot-and-scoot’ in only minutes, thus greatly complicating the task of locating and targeting these complexes.

    What this means in practice is that this new generation of air defense, fully integrated in a layered approach consisting of long-range, medium and short-range systems networked together and able to move about constantly, cannot realistically be targeted by any kind of attack aircraft. Hence the admission now that new, ground-based weapons are needed to solve this task.

    In analyzing the failed SEAD operation against Serbia, despite a huge combined Nato air group consisting of over 1,000 aircraft, Dr Benjamin Lambeth wrote in RAND and also in the USAF’s top professional journal, Aerospace Power, in 2002:

    One SA-10/12 [S300] site in Belgrade and one in Pristina could have provided defensive coverage over all of Serbia and Kosovo. They also could have threatened Rivet Joint, Compass Call, and other key allied aircraft such as the airborne command and control center and the Navy’s E-2C operating well outside enemy airspace.

    Fortunately for NATO, the Serb IADS did not include the latest-generation SAM equip­ment… It would have profoundly changed the balance of the threat and our ability to maintain air superiority.

    In all, the scorecard for Kosovo does not look good, notes Lambeth. The US fired no less than 743 anti-radiation missiles [HARMs] at Serb air defense radars, but…

    Even during the operation’s final week, NATO spokesmen conceded that they could confirm the destruction of only three of Serbia’s approximately 25 known mobile SA-6 batteries [used to such good effect against Israel a quarter century previously].

    But the Serbs not only did not lose control of the airspace, they managed to deflate the much-vaunted US stealth technology…a shocker that Lambeth compared to the 9/11 event!

    In fact, the Serbs managed to knock out TWO of the US state of the art ‘stealth’ aircraft, the F117, the killing of the second jet having been confirmed only last year, but disclosed back in 2005 by USAF colonel Everest Riccioni in his report on the F22. After which, the stealth jets were pulled from further action above Serbia. [Another Serb missile shot took out an F16 flown by a man who would later go on to become USAF chief of staff.]

    The big takeaway from the air war against Serbia is that even with numerically tiny and outdated equipment that had none of the advantages of current generation of air defense technology, Serbia, using superb tactics, was able to take on the much-vaunted US ‘stealth’ aircraft as well as all of the current-generation SEAD tools that worked so well against Iraq.

    A little technical discussion about ‘stealth’ technology is warranted here, in light of the fact that it failed to work against Serbia, and the admission now that ‘airpower is not enough’ against Russian no-fly zones. The idea behind stealth is to reduce the amount of radio wave power that is reflected back to an air defense radar. This is done by two methods. One is by a mathematically-derived shaping that relies on the physics of radio wave scattering, and the other is by covering aircraft surfaces with a special coating that can absorb at least some radio energy.

    The coating approach is limited by the fact that such a coating needs to be quite thick, which makes it heavy. For instance on the F117, the coating is in some places thicker than one eighth of an inch and is fact a rubbery skin that is glued to the structure and produces more weight than the underlying structure airframe structure. [This is based on personal experience handling this material from an F117.]

    This added weight can be debilitating to any aircraft, degrading its ability to maneuver and carry fuel and weapons. The second approach is to give the airplane a geometric shape which will scatter radio waves. This science was invented in Russia in the 1960s, but the downside was also big, namely that the shape required a lot of edges, which work to scatter the waves instead of reflecting them back. This degrades the aerodynamics of the airplane. The technology was not deemed useful and the physics and math was allowed to be published openly in the Soviet technical literature. The USAF came across this in 1971 and translated it into English. This book-length monograph, called The Method of Edge Waves in the Physical Theory of Diffraction, by Petr Ufimtsev, who is known now as ‘the father of stealth.’ This was a huge fundamental advance in radio science, which relied at the time on an inadequate framework known as ‘physical optics’.

    At the time, the US was looking for a way to counter the disastrous losses against Russian SAMs in Vietnam and the Mideast. The idea of reducing the aircraft radio signature was embraced, but the science was lacking until some Lockheed engineers got hold of the Ufimtsev book and started applying its math in Project Have Blue.

    During the next few weeks, the team created a computer program which could evaluate the RCS of possible designs. The RCS-prediction software was called “ECHO 1”. As tests with the program proceeded, it became apparent that edge calculations by the program were incorrect due to diffraction.

    In 1964, Pyotr Ufimtsev, the chief scientist of the Moscow Institute for Radio Engineering, published a seminal paper titled Method of Edge Waves in the Physical Theory of Diffraction. The work was translated by the Air Force Systems Command’s Foreign Technology Division; subsequently, Overholser incorporated elements of Ufimtsev’s work to refine the software.

    ECHO 1 allowed the team to quickly decide which of the 20 possible designs were optimal, finally settling on the faceted delta-wing design.

    However, many within the division were skeptical of the shape, giving rise to the name “Hopeless Diamond” – Kelly Johnson said to Rich, “Our old D-21 drone has a lower radar cross-section than that goddamn diamond.”

    –Project Have Blue

    But the actual RCS test proved the naysayers wrong of course, which showed an aircraft with a radar signature smaller than a bird. But here also is the key limitation to this shaping technology: the shaping is ONLY effective from one particular aspect, and that aspect is head-on. If the radar is coming from below, for instance, as in the case of an air defense radar, the RCS increases by orders of magnitude. As Lambeth notes in his Kosovo analysis:

    …even a standard turning maneuver could increase the aircraft’s radar cross section by a factor of 100 or more.

    This is why so-called ‘stealth’ was exposed to not actually work on the battlefield in Serbia. Another important technical point is that both the shaping and the RAM [radar-absorbing material] coatings can only be optimized for a particular radio frequency band, which is usually the X-band used in airborne jets. That is why ATC ground radar can spot the F35 without any difficulty…it uses a lower band frequency.

    Other issues with stealth: according to the late Col Riccioni, the F117 was in fact far stealthier than the follow-on aircraft like the F22 and F35. The reason has to do with the lack of edges on the latter designs. The physics on this is very clear: the reduction in radar signature is a FUNCTION of diffraction by means of edges, hence the F117’s faceted shape with lots of edges.

    F117 Nighthawk in a banked turn over mountains.

    The upshot of the actual science is that any ‘stealth’ that the F35 and F22 might possess, would be marginal at best, and useless in terms of combat capability, at worst. And any such capability comes at great cost in terms of weight and aerodynamics, just like the Russians originally surmised after inventing this technology.

    The obvious lack of edges on these designs indicates clearly that the US designers have given up on actual stealth capability, and the only reason this media-driven charade is being perpetuated is because it allows the aircraft builders to charge a hefty premium for these quite unimpressive aircraft. It works only because very few specialists have the scientific knowledge to understand how this technology actually works. And obviously none of them are employed by the media, whose ‘reporting’ on technical matters is no more useful than consulting a magic eight ball.

    And just to tie up a couple of loose ends. The subject of ‘electronic warfare’ is often mentioned in the context of the F35. Again, here is where the laws of physics apply. As discussed already, the use of airborne radar jamming was a big improvement against the early, analog radars. But the limitation is distance, namely the physical law that says electro-magnetic waves decrease in power by the SQUARE of distance. That means that if you double the distance, you reduce the signal power by FOUR! An aircraft the size of a fighter jet uses a radar that is only about 3 kilowatts of average power, which is about the same power as a handheld hedge trimmer.

    But the huge air defense radars that it is going to try to interfere with, are orders of magnitude more powerful, measured in hundreds of kilowatts or even megawatts. It is like trying to interfere with a torrent coming out of a fire hydrant, using a squirt gun.

    A 96L6 radar used with the S400 system.

    There is no magic bullet like some kind of ‘awesome’ EW technology. The physics is quite simple: you have to have enough power and antenna aperture size on board…and you have to get close enough that you can direct enough of that power at the target. The only way to do that is with a large aircraft like the Compass Call dedicated EW platform, a four-engine transport-category aircraft based on the Lockheed C130.

    EC130H ‘Compass Call’ electronic warfare aircraft.

    The problem of course is getting close enough to those big Russian radars to have any effect. The S400 is capable of reaching out and touching someone at a range of 400 km. From that distance, even a Compass Call will have zero effect.

    And as for the idea of using ‘small diameter bombs’ against S400s. Even if you could somehow get inside the aforementioned 400 km kill zone with the magical F35, you will be firing anti-radiation missiles that actually home in on radar. A small-diameter bomb is completely useless and will not find any radar because it is not designed to do that, as is a cruise missile or any other kind of munition. That’s why they have anti-radiation missiles [and why Nato fired 743 of them against Serbia…to not much effect].

    The bottom line is that the US has no real tools at its disposal to attack Russian A2/AD zones, at least until it gets those hypersonic missiles working [and assuming they actually work as desired]. Therefore, any talk of a US aerial assault on Russian positions would only be welcomed by Russian air defense crews, as it would give them the opportunity to show their stuff and shoot down a bunch of aircraft that are physically incapable of posing any kind of real threat.

    Especially not from the F35, which, if anyone ever doubted otherwise, has basically been written off as a failure.

  242. @Zarathustra

    The armourers would thoroughly check every piece of ordnance for headspace, chamber/bore/bolt dimensions and test fire before installation. One round out of 220, gotta be the ammo. Armor piercing high explosive, fused to penetrate a few milliseconds before exploding, has to resist the shock of initial impact, but not too much resistance. Likely a defective fuse. Should never have happened.

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    , @ivegotrythm
  243. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @Majority of One

    Sure, I’m aware of and agree with these revisionist accounts of both world wars. What I’m not seeing is how they’re relevant here. Is it being claimed, e.g., that if Russia decides to attack Ukraine (no matter how justified), that German public sentiment will turn so anti-Russian that the German government (American lackeys) will be politically able to cancel NS2? I guess it’s possible but I’m not seeing it. I think a more likely explanation is that Ukrainian agitation (directed by the Americans) is forcing Russia to maintain a costly state of mobilization and distracting their ME efforts. Which is a bit more bland than saying the Americans are trying to scuttle NS2 or risking WW3.

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  244. @Bombercommand

    With sloppy work, sloppy control and sloppy everything these days you never can be sure.

  245. @Bombercommand

    “Should never have happened” are prophetic words.

  246. Avery says:
    @Seraphim

    {“Turks, Germans, French, British are interlopers in this area. “}

    Turks are THE interlopers in this area.
    Turk nomad tribes invaded Asia Minor from their homelands in Central and East Asia (Uyguristan).

    The nomad Muslim savages exterminated near 100% of the indigenous Christian peoples of Asia Minor – Armenians, Assyrians, Pontic Greeks – during centuries of looting, theft, massacres, ethnic cleansing, abductions of Christian children (after having murdered their parents), forcible Islamization of Christian children and adults, and on, and on, and on. Culminating in the Genocide of Armenians, Assyrians, and Pontic Greeks in 1915-1923: about 4 million Christians were exterminated by Muslim Turks and their Muslim Kurd flunkies. And the enthusiastic participation of other assorted Muslim savages.

    In 1850 or so, Tsarist Russia was in the process of crushing Turks in Crimea, until filthy French and English came on the side of Turks and saved them from total defeat and capitulation. Had they not, Ottoman Turkey would very likely have been broken up, and there would be no Genocide of Christians of Asia Minor. And Turks today would not menace all of Europe. The filthy nomads are even siding with and arming UkroNazis. (…….the Turks still dream of reclaiming “their” Crimea).

    • Replies: @Seraphim
  247. Seraphim says:
    @Avery

    We should not forget that the first interlopers have been the ‘Frank’ Crusaders who instead of fighting the Turk as they were supposed to do as allies of Byzance, occupied Constantinople, weakening the Empire to the degree that it was unable to resist the onslaught of the interlopers, while they were busy to grab for themselves the Byzantine territories in Europe.
    We should not forget that the oh-so Christian monarchs of France and England rushed to recognize and legitimize the conquest of Constantinople by the sodomite Mehmet II and thereafter to prop by all means the Ottoman Empire as the ‘bulwark’ against the Russian ‘ambitions’ and ‘obsession’ to remain the masters of their own turf and preventing them to remake the Byzantine Empire.
    We should not forget Germany either who proclaimed itself the ‘protector of all Muslims’, endorsing the horrendous Hamidian massacres of Christian populations, encouraging the formation of a Pan-Islamic movement from Istanbul to Western China (that was that pissed off the British and made them to court Russia) and pushing Turkey to attack Russia (Germans didn’t bat an eyelid at the massacre of the Armenians).
    The ‘Europeans’ should not complain of the ‘Islamic invasion’ when they encouraged, abetted, helped it for centuries. They reap what they sowed.

    • Thanks: Avery
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  248. Schuetze says:
    @Seraphim

    Can’t you see that all this ridiculous macho nationalism leads to perpetual war? How can the planet and humanity finally turn the page and move on?

    The Hebrew are telling us that the only solution is to accept that they are god’s chosen people and to accept their noahide laws. US, EU, Russia, China, India and practically every nation on the planet with over 50 million people has governments that always want more power, more control.

    In my world view the entire planet would be best off with thousands of small statelets united in small confederations, all with the right of free association, segregation and secession. A planet of Switzerland and Singapores. How we get there from here is not clear, but the principle is still valid. Clearly the first step is to break up into small pieces all the remaining empires, starting with the big ones like US, EU, Russia, China and India.

  249. @FB

    Thanks for the course in contemporary aerial warfare. Exquisite erudition and no deflection from penetrating professionalism. Question: Has Janes offered you an opportunity to participate in their meta-analytic publications? To my layman’s mind you appear to have the requisite qualifications plus a deft style of presentation.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @FB
  250. @Anonymous

    Possibilities are virtually endless. Probabilities are beyond the “pay-grade” of private citizens simply speculating based on historical understandings and contemporary considerations.

  251. @Schuetze

    You conveniently ignore the fact Lvov was a Polish city for centuries before the partitions of Poland. Even when it was under Austrian rule, it remained ethnically Polish. “Greater Germany” has no more claim to it than Russia does to Warsaw, which is to say, none, and stating otherwise reveals you as a German supremacist, albeit a highly hypocritical one, who in another post written minutes apart poses as a defender of Poland. As for your comment about Crimea, it does not follow in any way from what you wrote previously.

    I was in some doubt as to whether you were ignorant or dishonest. Now I know you’re both.

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  252. Levtraro says:
    @Schuetze

    Putin invaded and demolished Chechnya in order to keep it in your beloved “federation”.

    So in addition to showing admiration for the cunning jews you also root for wahhabi headchoppers vis-a-vis Putin. Understand that your hatred of Russia is making you take the side of jews in Ukraine and wahhabis in Chechnya. You need to be an intelligent thinker, even if you are trolling, it’s not enough to be funny in your fanaticism and narrow-mindedness. Try to understand the concept of nuance and then take consistent positions after weighting all factors. You cannot hate and admire the jews so much as you pretend to do and at the same time root for jew-infested Ukraine vis-a-vis Russia. You may root for wahhabis in Chechnya but you cannot root for Zelensky the Jew and pretend to be a nazi.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  253. @glib

    So, industry gets diesel or NG and I get a shitty gasoline engine?
    No thanks.

  254. Alfred says:
    @glib

    understand that the current oil crunch is about diesel. food comes from diesel, coal comes from diesel, shipping and trucking come from diesel. the demand for it is inelastic.

    Nonsense. It is a matter of political will and of changing a few self-imposed arbitrary rules and restrictions. With minor modifications, diesel and petrol engines can run of natural gas.

    Cleaner Long-Haul Engines Guzzle Diesel or Natural Gas
    Companies are developing powerful engines that can run on natural gas together with diesel.

    The fact that they are promoting electric cars, when it would be far more efficient to have cars running on natural gas is a giveaway. Much of the variable load on the electric grid is generated by natural gas.

  255. annamaria says:
    @Schuetze

    “Clearly the first step is to break up into small pieces all the remaining empires…”

    — To satisfy the dearest desires of the ZUSA? And for what price for the people of Russia, China, and India? Was not Yugoslavia broken up?
    The former USSR was dissolved without bloodshed yet you insist on calling the remaining former republic (Russia) an empire.
    You are either in a habit of dreaming about fairy tales or your activity on this great forum directed towards polluting it with “strange” claims. The latter is more probable considering your lame attacks on Seraphim, who is one of the best-informed commenters on this forum.

    • Troll: Schuetze
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  256. Thank you for an interesting read.

  257. glib says:

    In reply to 261 Alfred. I did not say that the current crisis is unsolvable, merely that given the current machinery the supply of diesel is not enough and this is propagating through the system. I note also an uptick in oilseed plantings in Europe (vegetable oil can work in a diesel motor), and surely heating oil is mixed with kerosene at the refinery level to expand the supply of diesel for example.

    Since it is probably a small deficit as we speak, yes maybe the entire truck fleet can be modified and that will buy us some time, it would only take several years. It will make a difference whether the decline is 1%/year or 5%. I doubt that ships, oil well pumps, tractors, and coal digging machines can run on natural gas, though (italian tractors run on gasoline, but those are smaller tractors. 10 liter engines and above do not really run well on gasoline)

    • Replies: @Alfred
  258. Jazman says:
    @FB

    Finally you are here 🙂

  259. Jazman says:
    @Bombercommand

    Your knowledge about F-35 and aviation is less then nothing
    Su-57’s problem,presently,is that it’s an overkill.There are no fighters half as capable on the planet,nor there will be in the next fifteen years at least. F35 kinematic performance is abysmal while it’s LO qualities are both inferior and rendered useless by advancements in radar tech that were in place before JSF program was authorized.I mean,it’s better than no aircraft,and isn’t a half-bad bomber against enemy with no air defense,but this is kinda it.F-35,from optical standpoint,can be detected from orbit.Jupiter orbit.Hottest engine in history and all.
    ” Lightning II using its awesome EW capabilities ”
    It does NOT.First because it carries no integrated EW gear period-only DP radar,which sucks,and second-because US didn’t build good EW since like Cold War.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  260. Anonymous[263] • Disclaimer says:
    @FB

    Thanks, that was informative.

    One question: Bombercommand said: “the F-35 can deploy a swarm of Small Diameter Bombs from 120 miles out”. Bombs fall, by definition, as far as I know. A bomb that can fly for 120 miles is not a bomb but a missile. Right?

    • Replies: @FB
  261. Anonymous[670] • Disclaimer says:

    I am no great strategic thinker. Or any kind of thinker, for that matter.

    It seems the Western strategy vis a vis Russia is so painfully obvious it can be read by a 1 year old. It’s basically a rehash of the strategy they used against the Soviet Union.

    It works like this: Play on Russian paranoia of Western attack. Isolate, and more importantly EXHAUST Russia via a period of prolonged tension, without actually pulling the trigger. Keep at it for however long it takes, and watch Russia slump to the ground, prostrate.

    CLASSIC historical Anglo-Saxon “strangle and tire-out the enemy strategy” – they’ve employed it forever (against Napoleonic France, Wilhelmine Germany, Japan, the Soviet Union, Cold War-era China, and are still at it with Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and again with Russia and China now).

    A NATO exercise involving some 30,000 to 40,000 troops, total, has elicited a response from Russia drawing in over 85,000 – a force more than 2X as large.

    Who will be able to maintain their tense posture longer, NATO or Russia? NATO has initiated the tension PRECISELY to get Russia to be alarmed into maintaining a costly and tiring alert status.

    It’s the case with this Ukraine crap. It’s all a mind-fuck, NATO wants heightened tensions to last INDEFINITELY, without actually attacking, thus tiring Russia into economic/social collapse.

    Russia should not bite!

    For example, NATO deploys 30,000, Russia responds with say 20,000 – a force large enough to make NATO think thrice, and think thrice more – but very easy for Russia to sustain. And if war does come, Russia will be in batter shape to fight, having conserved its strength, its will and its resources.

    Russia must play for the long haul.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Harold Smith
  262. Schuetze says:
    @annamaria

    Yugoslavia had to be broken up because a no other country on the planet could pry Serbia’s greedy and malevolent claws off of the throats of the other ethnic groups. It is very much like Crimea, Chechnya and even the Kuril Islands. Macho slavs and their trampy women are nearly as big a pestilence to the planet as the hebrews.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  263. Anonymous[263] • Disclaimer says:
    @Schuetze

    In my world view the entire planet would be best off with thousands of small statelets united in small confederations, all with the right of free association, segregation and secession. A planet of Switzerland and Singapores. How we get there from here is not clear, but the principle is still valid.

    Uh, that sounds like one of those Libertardian fairy-tales. Even if your wish was magically granted today there’s nothing stopping those small confederations from clumping into bigger ones and eventually forming empires. As a matter of fact, that would be the optimal strategy and the “individualistic” statelets would be left at the bottom of the power curve.

    My wish is more realistic: a multipolar world with no Jews.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Schuetze
  264. Anonymous[129] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Exactly right. The Team Russia nut-huggers here who think the Americans are angling to force the Russians to use their mighty hypersonic missiles need to put down the stupid bong. The Americans (and European governments) are trying to slowly bleed the Russians, and frankly time is on their side here. Putin’s lack of nerve is going to prove very costly to Russia.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Zarathustra
  265. Robjil says:

    Crimea, Chechnya and even the Kuril Islands.

    Why are you “concerned” about Russia all the time?

    Crimea is Russian. Crimeans are not “concerned” about being part of Russia, since it was part of Russia for centuries.

    Chechnya is doing great since it kicked out US/Israeli jihadis.

    Kuril Islands are Russian now, since many Russians live there now. Japan is owned by the ZUS empire. Thus, giving them back would bring more power to the ZUS empire. This is not what any rational person would want to happen.

    Your “concerns” are misplaced.

    Here are some real “concerns”

    Golan Heights ruled by Israel.

    West Bank and Gaza ruled by Israel.

    ZUS empire ruled by Jewish Supremacists.

    • Agree: annamaria
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  266. Anonymous[129] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    “ My wish is more realistic: a multipolar world with no Jews.”

    LOL, how exactly is that going to come about, Mr. Realist? The second coming of ol’ Adolph?

  267. Schuetze says:
    @Levtraro

    I have stated before, I do not have a dog in this fight, I am not “rooting” for any “side”. I have consistently stated that I believe in confederations of small independent states as the best form of government. Confederations rarely start or wage aggressive war for the simple fact that it would require unanimity of all states in the confederation.

    Russia is swinging her “muh big dick” all over the place. Just read the comments of the Russophiles bragging about hypersonic nuclear missiles and other weapons of mass destruction. I personally find it appalling.

    Another thing these Russophiles consistently do is rant about Nazi this and Nazi that, while ignoring the simple fact that Putin wears a kippah, has a jewish mother, prays at the wailing wall, allows himself to be continually photographed while surrounded by kabbalistic chabad lubowitzers, and most of all, cherishes the memories and war crimes of judeo-communists like Stalin.

    I have stated in the past that Germany would have been much better off if Bismark and Kaiser Wilhelm I hadn’t forced all the German states into the German empire in 1866-72, that the Germans would have been better off as citizens of their own distinct Germanic ethnic groups rather than lumped together as “German”. I have stated that Bavarians and Prussians don’t really like each other, and that there is a big difference between Frisians and Alsatians. I personally consider myself to be more than 50% Alemanni. Not German, but Germanic.

    Crimea was 0% Russian when “muh big Russian dick” German Empress Catherine “The Great” conquered it in 1783 and started the ethnic cleansing of Tatars. Of course this was the same period when Austria took possession of Lemberg. The Austrians were never as brutal and violent as the Russians, and instead of murdering and purging all the Poles from Lemberg, the Habsburgs tried to make it a province. The Romanovs were not so sentimental, but Putin’s beloved idol Stalin had even less compunction about murdering, ethnic cleansing, and rearranging all of Eastern Europe including Crimea, and of course Ukraine in the Holodomor.

    In this thread the “Mug big dick” Russians come out of the woodwork claiming that the Tatars were undeserving of Crimea and it is forever Russian, but Austria was undeserving of Lemberg, and now it is part of Ukraine because “muh big dick” slavs would rather keep it in the Russo-Slav empire than allow it to go to Poland, or even some kind of Germanic confederation which is most likely were the true long term residents would prefer to have it located.

    Finally, and I have mention it before, the fake “treaty” of Versailles, forced on all Germans, including my tribe, the Alemanni, was deliberately programmed to set up WWII for Israel. Germans were forced to band together to survive. Although the “Gleichschaltung” took away the rights of the various German Länder, I believe that the vast majority of Germans supported this action by the NSDAP, as did the Austrians. In this sense, I would say that Germany was acting as a form of Confederation because the people realized that this was their only chance for survival. I sincerely doubt that the inhabitants if Chechnya or Kuril Islands, or even Siberia, really feel that they have a direct stake in the question of whether Donbas is in Ukraine, or even if Crimea is. These are purely imperial “muh big dick” macho Russian issues.

    As a side note, Austria also should have been, and should be today, a Confederation of independent statelets. Tyrolia and Arlberg have little in common with Vienna and always end up getting dominated by it anyway.

    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @Levtraro
  268. Schuetze says:
    @Anonymous

    I agree in one sense. You can have confederations of small states, or you can allow Jews into politics, education and banking. You cannot have both.

    As I stated in another comment, Confederations rarely engage in aggressive war because that requires unanimity of all the states in the confederation. The EU once was just a free trade confederation. Do you seriously think that the EU could have waged aggressive war by unanimous vote of all its member states?

  269. @Jazman

    Your knowledge about F-35 and aviation is less then nothing

    So what’s he doing sitting in Bombercommand? They should sack him immediately! LOL.

    • LOL: Jazman
  270. @Dumbo

    POTATUS is immensely protective of his Adrenochrome-laced embalming fluid.
    It is the ambrosia that maintains his virility, dynamism and epic charisma.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  271. annamaria says:
    @Schuetze

    You are no prophet. And you are no humanitarian.
    It is not your business how people of the former Yugoslavia were supposed to solve their differences. Your explicit support of Clinton’s cannibalistic policies against Yugoslavia, including sprinkling the densely populated areas with depleted uranium, tells everything we need to know about your mental mode of operation. Your tribe’s vicious hatred of Russia makes you irrational.

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  272. @Sine quan-on

    And by the way, could we not find a better word for those that govern us than ‘elites’.

    How about the Ruling Scum, as in: noxious elements that congeal in a toxic upper layer.

  273. Alfred says:
    @glib

    I did not say that the current crisis is unsolvable

    I was not criticising your comment. I was merely pointing out that there are perfectly well-known and tested options which our politicians – who are being paid off or blackmailed – don’t want to address.

    At the moment, due to the massive drop in air travel, there should be a surplus of kerosene. Iran and Venezuela have plenty of heavy crude. It will be interesting to see what happens when people stop investing in fracking.

    Diesel engines are pretty amazing. They can run on all sorts of things with a little adjustment. Oilseed is one example.

  274. Robjil says:
    @Schuetze

    This fascination with Crimea is strange, it is almost NATO like. Since, you are so interested in Crimea. Here is something about the slave raids that the Crimean Tartars did to fund their settlements in Crimea.

    http://hermes-ir.lib.hit-u.ac.jp/hermes/ir/re/14906/chichukai0001801710.pdf

    The Law Code of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich (Ulozhenie), being formed of 25 chapters and divided into 976 articles, is the last and the most systematic codification of Muscovite Law in early modern Russia. It was compiled in 1649, that is more than one and a half centuries after Russia’s political “Independence” from Mongol-Tatar Rule. Chapter VIII of this Law Code, comprised of 7 articles and titled “The Redemption of Military Captives”, however, reveals that Muscovite Russia at the mid-17th century was yet suffering from frequent Tatar raids into its populated territory. The raids were to capture Russian people and sell them as slaves. Because of this situation, the Muscovite government was forced to create a special annual tax (poronianichnyi zbor) to prepare a financial fund needed for ransoming Russian captive-slaves from the Tatars.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  275. annamaria says:
    @Anonymous

    “time is on their side here.”
    — But you do understand that time is not on “their” side in many other crucial areas.
    Take the ongoing saga of Derek Chauvin, add the spectacular incompetence of the ZUSA government (Maxine Waters, Camala Harris, demented Biden, the pampered princes Klapper & Brennan, et al), the amphetamine epidemics, the la-la land of woke Silicon Valley. We see in plain sight an overall moral degradation of the country where the young generation either heeds to big finance sector (the Squid) or towards the degenerate transgender and “minority” studies.
    Who is going to protect this bedlam? None of the main warmongers – Obamas, Clintons, McCains, Krystols, Kagans, Cheneys – have encouraged their children to serve in the military. The big shots have sold the US already. The Squeed is stirring the troubles on borders with Russia. This is why Russia needs to keep all big cats in the crosshair. This is indeed personal. The planet has become too small and vulnerable because of the speed of transportation and communication.
    The most dangerous problem is how soon the ZUSA can lose its nerve and create a massive false flag (the ZUSA’s specialty) initiating WWIII, while Russia and China patiently await the ZUSA’s natural death due to diseases incompatible with the life of a healthy human society.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  276. Schuetze says:
    @Robjil

    Crimea is Russian

    Kuril Islands are Russian now

    Chechnya is doing great

    “Golan Heights ruled by Israel.”

    “West Bank and Gaza ruled by Israel.”

    ZUS empire ruled by Jewish Supremacists.

    There we have the “Muh big dick” Russian argument in a nutshell: “Might makes right, we genocided all those people and stole their land and we have hypersonic nuclear missiles. Oh, by the way, we are a peaceful people and would never lay a finger on anybody. All those countries that we invaded and genocided 109 times are mistaken, they are just Russophobes. The truth is that Russians are the most loved and welcomed people on the planet.”

    It is just like I said, Slavs are almost as big a pestilence to the planet as the Hebrew.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  277. annamaria says:
    @Buck Ransom

    The use of young blood is no laughing matter. Studies have shown an improvement in cognitive function in the elderly after infusion of young blood. There is no doubt that the ancient scum like Soros, Rothschilds, Clintons, Bidens, and such feast regularly on young blood.
    http://www.ict-youngblood.com/Young%20blood%20in%20mice%20nature%20medicine%202014.pdf

  278. Schuetze says:
    @annamaria

    “It is not your business how people of the former Yugoslavia were supposed to solve their differences.”

    Nor is it yours. However, since it is your attitude that Russian military might justifies her actions in Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Crimea, then if you are not a hypocrite you would have to accept that, at least in your narrative, US and Nato military might justified how they solved the issue of Serbians genociding Croats, Slovenes, Albanians, Bosniaks, Montenegrans and Macedonians. But you clearly are a hypocrite, so I will try to debate this with you logically.

    After Tito died the Serbians tried to murder and genocide their way into “Greater Serbia”, better known as the Russian Mini-me. Their brutality was thwarted by even greater brutality, which is just typical centuries old Russian behavior. So now Crimea is Russian, Croatia is Croatian, Slovenia is Slovene, and Kosovo is soon to be Albanian. Russians and their mini-me Serb brothers don’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot, but the joke here is that Russians seem to have convinced themselves that they are “peaceful” people who “never would consider” attacking anyone else. lol. What goes around comes around.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  279. @Anonymous

    It seems the Western strategy vis a vis Russia is so painfully obvious it can be read by a 1 year old. It’s basically a rehash of the strategy they used against the Soviet Union.

    It works like this: Play on Russian paranoia of Western attack. Isolate, and more importantly EXHAUST Russia via a period of prolonged tension, without actually pulling the trigger. Keep at it for however long it takes, and watch Russia slump to the ground, prostrate.

    They even publish papers outlining their strategy:

    https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR3063.html

    But time is also working against the evil empire as it deteriorates from within, and there are risks to its strategy such as an actual kinetic war which can start by “accident” for example.

  280. Schuetze says:
    @Robjil

    Don’t spam me with propaganda from the glorious Russian empire rationalizing Russian genocide of other peoples. I could drag out all kind of propaganda about how crude the Slavs were when the Teutonic knights brought them civilization. It is all meaningless.

    I laid out in this and other threads that Crimea is the real issue here, not Donbas, not Ukraine. I understand why Russia and Putin are so desperate and determined to hold on to it. I also understand why Nato, including Turkey and Romania would really prefer if Russia was forced to reconsider and compromise on its aggressive annexation of Crimea.

    One aspect of these actions is how the Russophiles will say anything to try to justify this action, continually insisting things like “Crimea is Russian”, and, as you just wrote, “tatars were savages”.

    The Russian Empire ceased to exist in 1918. A new Russian Empire, having nothing to do with the original, was re-created in 1993. During the interim Crimea belonged to the USSR slave state, when it was made a part of Ukraine. Neither Ukraine nor Russia have a legitimate claim to Crimea predating 1993, and if they try to assert that claim then they make themselves liable for the war crimes and crimes against humanity of Stalin and the judeo-communists. Russians, and the Judeo-Ukrainian state, want to have it both ways and refuse to accept or acknowledge the crimes of the USSR, the Judeo-communists and Stalin.

    So the only justification for Russian claims to Crimea boil down to might makes right. But Russians also don’t want to acknowledge that because it contradicts their claims to being a peace loving country. So instead they point fingers at the US and complain about that nasty regime. Right as they may be about the US, Nato or Israel, that does not excuse their aggressive and provocative actions in Ukraine, Crimea, the Baltics or anywhere else in their empire or bordering on it.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  281. Robjil says:
    @Schuetze

    Russia, China and Iran are the last large holdouts from the ZUS empire.

    That is the reason that all three are demonized 24/7 in our Zion “free” press.

    The “muh big D” is ZUS empire.

    Russia is protecting itself from endless attacks from the ZUS empire.

    We can’t allow any one of the three to fall to the ZUS empire.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  282. FB says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    Thanks for your question. The small diameter bomb, GBU39, used by USAF is actually a GLIDE bomb with fold-out wings.

    Here are four of them mounted on the belly of an F15E ‘Strike Eagle’ with wings folded.

    This is a 250 pound bomb with a warhead of about 200 pounds of high explosive. They use a small guidance system based on inertial navigation, which is basically a set of electronic gyroscopes in each of the three axes [vertical, longitudinal and lateral].

    These inertial systems are the main nav systems on every kind of aircraft, civilian and military, for many years…but such units are much bigger and more sophisticated, and hence accurate. This is a self-contained nav system, where the system, once it knows its actual location in terms of altitude, longitude and latitude, uses the signals from the gyros that measure movement in any direction, and then uses integration math to calculate its true position as it flies along. The advantage of self-contained inertial nav is that it doesn’t need outside guidance like radio navaids or GPS, which also works on radio.

    These gyro systems have been able to be shrunk down using miniature electromechanical systems that were first developed for things like anti-lock brakes [called MEMS, for micro-electromechanical systems]. You can actually buy such small inertial nav systems now off the shelf for things like hobby model aircraft controlled by radio remote. But of course the small size and the inexpensive, simplified hardware results in less fidelity and precision. But for a very small weapon like this with a short flight range, it is good enough.

    These glide bombs also contain a GPS receiver that corrects errors in the inertial gyros and helps to increase the terminal accuracy. But the problem with that is that any contested environment like a war zone will have GPS signals degraded. That is fairly easy to do [even with homemade hardware] because the GPS signals are so weak. The signals are weak because the sats are very high, about a 20,000 km orbit, so even a little signal jamming on the battlefield will take out GPS.

    I should note also that the maximum range for these glide bombs is only 60 nautical miles, not 120 as our ‘expert’ claimed. Another point to keep in mind is that this is a maximum, depending on the HEIGHT from which it is dropped. Gliding flight, such as in a sailplane, depends on the glide ratio, which is the ratio of lift to drag. A typical sailplane with very long slender wings will have a glide ratio of about 20 to 30, which means that it will glide 20 to 30 miles for each mile of height. This particular setup with those folding wings is not an ideal glider, because the exposed folding mechanism is going to cause drag, lowering the glide ratio.

    But if we assume even a glide ratio of 20, which I would say would be near the maximum for this flight vehicle, it means the airplane must be at a height of 3 nautical miles, 18,000 ft, if the bomb is going to glide 60 nm. Now let’s say you are flying an attack aircraft and you are flying LOW to avoid being spotted by enemy radar. If you drop this thing at a height of 500 feet, it’s only going to go two miles [10,000 ft]. So there is not much utility and flexibility in this.

    Also worth noting is that Raytheon is making a version 2 of this glide bomb, which is designed to hit moving targets. It does this by incorporating a radar seeker, as well as an infrared seeker, which homes in on a heat source. But again, this seeker hardware is going to be low end stuff, since the total unit cost of each of these is under 200,000 dollars, which is peanuts in the weapons procurement world. Another issue here is the amount of power available to this tiny radar. It’s going to be nothing more than a battery, since there is no onboard engine for a power source. Again, in a contested environment with signal jamming, this kind of low end hardware is practically useless.

    What this is designed for is to go after insurgents in Toyota pickup trucks and the like. They don’t have signal countermeasures and things like that, so it will work on those kinds of targets. But like I said, there is no chance that these kinds of glide bombs could be used in a SEAD role. For this you need the anti-radiation missile [HARM, for high-speed anti-radiation missile], which are designed to home in and take out air defense radars. Once you knock the radar out, the SAM is done, since it can’t shoot blind.

    AGM-88E Advanced Antiradiation Guided Missile

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  283. Robjil says:
    @Schuetze

    The slave trade was the reason for the conquest of Crimea. It is what it is. The Ottoman empire had a great demand for slaves. Crimean Tartars supplied that demand.

    http://hermes-ir.lib.hit-u.ac.jp/hermes/ir/re/14906/chichukai0001801710.pdf

    The sale of slaves brought great profit to the Crimean raiders, because they were in great demand from the Ottoman Empire. For the Ottomans, the Crimean Tatars served not only as military reinforcements in their European policies, but also as suppliers of human resources. As H. Inalcik points out in his paper mentioned above, a constant influx of human labor (slaves) as military men, craftsmen and domestic laborers, was indispensable for the society of the Ottoman Empire.19 Above all in the 16th century, demand for slave labor was remarkably large, because its growing imperial structure needed ever more officials, and each of them was an eager buyer for his entourage.

  284. Anonymous[129] • Disclaimer says:
    @annamaria

    This is true, but it’s a question of whether the West can continue to degrade socially vs Russia being bled economically. The longer the covid scam goes on, the more inured and resigned the Western populations will become to their corrupt liberal governments, which gives those governments more latitude in foreign meddling. The fact is, if Russia struck now the Western governments would have great difficulty rallying their populations to take stronger measures against Russia (like cancelling NS2, let alone sending troops in), and it’s not like anti-Russian propaganda by the MSM could get much worse. Putin’s continued indecision is hurting Russia.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  285. FB says: • Website
    @Majority of One

    Thanks for your kind words. I don’t really follow Jane’s much. I’m far too busy with real work [propulsion systems and thermodynamics]. From what I can tell, most engineers prefer to do real work than to give up time for any kind of media projects.

    I have been meaning to write some in-depth articles on the fascinating new weapons systems that Russia is now bringing online. Some of these are right up my alley, such as the scramjet engines on the new Zirkon hypersonic cruise missiles, which is really a landmark advance in propulsion science.

    There is a real lack of solid info in the media, for obvious reasons. None of these people actually have any hard science or engineering background. For instance one of the popular writers [I linked to one of his articles above] is a ‘graphic novel’ writer, lol. Most of the so-called ‘experts’ have degrees in things like ‘international relations’ and such ‘social science’ claptrap. They have absolutely no clue about how technology actually works. But here they are, all over the media, just shoveling away with abandon!

    • Thanks: annamaria, RichardDuck
    • Replies: @Majority of One
  286. Anonymous[263] • Disclaimer says:
    @Robjil

    True. Schuetze obviously has some personal issues which prevent him from being objective. Maybe some Slav bullied him as a child or stole his girlfriend but whatever the case may be I’m not too keen on holding his hand and indirectly hearing all about it in a political thread.

    • Agree: Robjil
  287. Levtraro says:
    @Schuetze

    All you wrote is quite interesting but you are not replying to me but to your Russophile adversaries. Why you use my conversation with you to reply to other commenters? Have I not posed some objections to your stance that you should deal with? Russia has been aggresive and her masters have taken a lot of territory from other peoples, fine, now how is that relevant to my telling you that the actual net outcome of your position is taking the side of jews? Objectively, Putin kicked out the worst jew oligarchs that were looting Russia, brought to heel the ones that remained, and thus saved his country, a remarkably feat which I, as an absolute outsider, find amazing, only second to what the Chinese commies did with their miserable populace. You of all people must understand how praiseworthy it is to have released a large country from the yoke of predatory jews in a most decisive and effective manner. The fact that Putin have pictures with rabbis and wear the kippah is just for show, run of the mill political posturing, can you not see that? Take a look at his actions, be level-headed and take a good look at his actions. Russia currently is a bastion of conservative values vis-a-vis a western world that promotes massive immigration of blacks and browns, dilution of manliness, and sexual deviancy.

    • Agree: Robjil, Fred777
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  288. @Schuetze

    The wars to break up Yugoslavia were to expand NATO into southeast Europe as part of NATO’s drive east to the Russian border in contravention of the lying promises made to Gorbachev and using the same fascist Croats, Bosnian Muslims and Albanian Kosovars who had been genociding Serbs during WWII backed by Hitler’s Nazis and Mussolini’s fascists. NATO just continuing the same Nazi and fascist crap in newer postmodern guises. OTAN now blatantly satanic spelling themselves in reverse like some subliminal message on a satanic rock LP.

    • Agree: Robjil, Zarathustra
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  289. annamaria says:
    @Anonymous

    This is not indecision; this is the respect of international law and a show of human decency.
    You are right, though, that the MSM (and ZUSA overall) can get much worse since their moral fiber has rotten completely. https://consortiumnews.com/2021/04/20/the-cia-used-to-infiltrate-the-media/

    Back in the good old days, when things were more innocent and simple, the psychopathic Central Intelligence Agency had to covertly infiltrate the news media to manipulate the information Americans were consuming about their nation and the world. Nowadays, there is no meaningful separation between the news media and the CIA at all.

    … Mass media outlets now openly employ intelligence agency veterans [and patented liars and traitors] such as John Brennan, James Clapper, Chuck Rosenberg, Michael Hayden, Frank Figliuzzi, Fran Townsend, Stephen Hall, Samantha Vinograd, Andrew McCabe, Josh Campbell, Asha Rangappa, Phil Mudd, James Gagliano, Jeremy Bash, Susan Hennessey, Ned Price, and Rick Francona…

  290. @FB

    Yes. Do please write about those new weapons systems which you, as a consummate professional in the field, find fascinating. Not many engineers of any stripe enjoy your level of expertise plus eloquence…a rather rare combination…it strikes me that a matter of hyper-focus in particularities of the field makes the pairing a rarity.

    Husband of my niece, a late 20-something, is an EE and appears to be a fish out of water outside of the immediacy of his work. Would have liked to have conversed with a great-uncle, who was a high-level civil engineer who was on the team which designed NY’s original underground systems; again a primary on the then largest sugar mill in the world (New Orleans) and from 1914-40 was chief designer for bridges in Norway.

    Me, I’m a recovering journalist as well as cutting-edge graphic artist and the same in wood sculpture in Diamond Willow, one of America’s 3 rarest tree-species. Will be going public with both over the next year of so. Lot’s of production on hand since late 90’s–early 00’s. But as for the merchandising, I’ve been a bit slow.

    Looking forward to reading your essays. This site includes a number of posters who tend to be polymaths who are interested in geopolitical matters. Your informative material is pure meat–no fat or gristle.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
    , @FB
  291. @annamaria

    This is very timely to bring this up.
    The fish rots from tbe head.
    Rather than suffer losses, the Jewish banker filth got their little brown boy, Obomber, to make the America people cover them. It is called socialism for tbe Rich. If they had take the losses the economy could have recovered in 3-4 years. Instead, it has never recovered and due to further criminality and looting it is near collapse. The U.S. economy will be belly up by 2022 spring if not before.
    The top of the food chain are evil, completely corrupt, stupid, lazy and hold the people in complete contempt. This will not stand nor last. Any loss of pay to the police or military will see a withdrawl of services. No one will risk their life for this Sytem. It is over. The idiots at the top just dont realize it yet.
    For now they have some divide et imperum via BlantifaM, police and media screaming ‘white supremacy’. The truth is that the Jews at the top, and bottom, are deeply afraid. They sense how very fragile their position really is.
    Very soon, Russia will able to relax, as will China. What will become very critical is to make sure a sane actor has the nuclear codes. This is absolutely mission critical.

  292. @Ray Caruso

    Even the city’s name Lvov means city (place) of Lions in Polish.

  293. annamaria says:

    The ziocons cannot help themselves but do their talmudic rituals on a grand scale: Onward, the Christian and Muslim soldiers! https://www.voltairenet.org/article212801.html

    On April 10, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in Istanbul as part of regular consultations between the two nations. In view of the Qatari endorsement, NATO member Turkey immediately began recruiting international jihadists in Syria to fight in the Ukrainian Donbass. Turkish military instructors were also sent to the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, the headquarters of the International Islamist Brigade, created by President Erdoğan and his then Ukrainian counterpart with Tatars loyal to Washington against Russia.

    These rotten activities of the ZUSA have become personal for Russians at large.
    The global zio-Banksters have been asking to put themselves in the crosshair. The pampered “exceptionalists” will not stop until they receive personal messages of an extremely frightening nature. They need a good lesson to affect whatever is left of common sense in their psychopathic heads.
    Meanwhile, the incompetent and money-loving warmongers have been positioning enough weaponry at the Russian borders to trigger accidentally an apocalyptic event.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  294. @Anonymous

    Another stupid jerk came out of retirement!

  295. I do not know.
    Sometime I have an impression that these Shitze Steinbergcohen, and bombercomand are controlled opposition hired by UNZ to keep the conversation going.
    I simply refuse to accept that intelligent persons can be so inconsistent.

  296. Marckus says:
    @FB

    Bong Gor Kommand is the reason bongs should be limited to a certain size and banana leaves should never be lit !

  297. @Bombercommand

    ” The United States Air force would jump in and chew the Russian army into scrap. The S-400 cannot detect an F-35 beyond 50 miles even without the Lightning II using its awesome EW capabilities and the F-35 can deploy a swarm of Small Diameter Bombs from 120 miles out. Every S-400 would be destroyed. Ditto for the SU-57, the best the Russians have, the F-35 will eat the SU-57 for lunch”

    Where did you get such things from?? That must be from some nationalistic military site which wasn’t talking reality. The situation is FAR more complicated than that. Forget even S400 – you don’t know they are now using S500?? Also you forget AEWs and the role they play… And Russia has longer air to air missiles. Please don’t go by those ultra-nationalist sites that just make up sweet words to boost the ego.

  298. Schuetze says:
    @Levtraro

    Putin kicked out the worst jew oligarchs

    I am not at all certain of that, all though there is some evidence. One thing we know from history is that Jewish bankers and Jewish arms producers greatly profit from these wars. One ingredient that they require is two goy sides that hate enough to kill each other. Just as Versailles set up WWII, so did the Russian rape of Eastern Europe set up WWIII. The Baltics, Poland, Hungary, Romania and even the “slav brothers” despise Russia. May people claim that Hitler was really a Rothschild and a jew stooge. There is just as strong, if not stronger evidence that Putin is worse.

    Russia currently is a bastion of conservative

    I agree, and again this is very hopeful. But it could also merely be more dialectic to make globo-homo hate Putin enough to go to war.

  299. @annamaria

    There have been Chechen jihadist butchers in eastern Ukraine fighting alongside the Ukronazi orcs for along time. Good. Let Russia find them and liquidate them if it comes to that. I’d like to see some Uighur butchers from Idlib get the same treatment. Islamist jihadism has ‘Made in the USA’ stamped all over it.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
  300. @Majority of One

    Diamond willows come from at least six species of Salix, the ‘diamonding’ caused by a fungal (Valsa sordida) attack.

    • Replies: @Majority of One
  301. Schuetze says:
    @Commentator Mike

    lol. Learn a little history Mike. Serbia provided the event that sparked WWI in their maniac lust for Greater Serbia. The break up of “Yugoslavia” was act 3 or even 7.

    Siege of Sarajevo

    “The siege of Sarajevo – the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina – was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. After being initially besieged by the forces of the Yugoslav People’s Army, Sarajevo was besieged by the Army of Republika Srpska from 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996 (1,425 days) during the Bosnian War. The siege lasted three times longer than the Battle of Stalingrad and more than a year longer than the siege of Leningrad.

    The Yugoslav army was seamlessly trasformed into the Serbian army and continued the massacre of Bosnians and Croats without break. Serbia had already taken over Yugoslavia before the siege began.

    Markale massacres

    “The Markale market shelling or Markale massacres were two separate bombardments, with at least one of them confirmed to have been carried out by the Army of Republika Srpska, targeting civilians during the siege of Sarajevo in the Bosnian War. They occurred at the Markale (marketplace) located in the historic core of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    The first occurred on 5 February 1994; 68 people were killed and 144 more were wounded by a 120-millimetre (4.7 in) mortar. The second occurred on 28 August 1995 when five mortar shells killed 43 people and wounded 75 others.”

    Serbia was committing war crimes throughout the early 1990’s. Many western Europeans wanted to arm the Croats and Bosnians so they had a fighting chance, but were prevented.

    NATO bombing of Yugoslavia

    The NATO bombing of Yugoslavia was the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s (NATO) military operation against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War. The air strikes lasted from March 24, 1999 to June 10, 1999.

    Nato finally entered the fray after Serbia had been massacreing the Croats and Bosnians for over 5 years. Slovenia was lucky to get out relatively unscathed. Serbs had been murdering their neigbors throughout the Balkans for over 100 years. All the neighboring countries forced into Yugoslavia despised the Serbs. It is precisely the same with countries neighboring Russia. Ask a Pole or an Estonian. As I wrote above, Serbia is a Russian mini-me.

  302. @Robjil

    Hear, hear.
    There is a fine collection of traitors, thieves and imbeciles in the representative assembly and elsewhere in Finland, all wangling the country into full vassalage in NATO.

  303. @annamaria

    The Nordic countries may well be considered “ladies of easy virtue,” especially those in NATO, but I believe you meant The Netherlands, not Denmark, when referring to the MH17 investigation debacle.

    You may have been tired . . .

    • Replies: @annamaria
  304. @Majority of One

    I would need to crosscheck the historical facts but otherwise I like that summary since it fits what I already know.

  305. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Over the past decade or so we have learned of spores which have been discovered in landed meteorites. They have survived amazing levels of both heat and cold. Though it would infuriate scientistic, rationalistic, materialists; it is my belief that there is considerable truth in the “Panspermia” theory that much of earth’s life was seeded by these cosmic messengers.

    Having invested nearing 11,000 hours interacting with some of the 6 subspecies of salix which are transformed by fungi; it has long been my conclusion that these most femininely receptive life-forms are message-bearers from civilizations/ecological patternings which are far beyond the speculations of most of our scientific investigators, excepting, perhaps, such wayshowers as Rupert Sheldrake.

    The messages: Early on in my carvings in dead specimens of these Diamond Willows, I discovered that they happen to be the most biomimetic of all earthly plants. If one develops intuitive relationships with these amazing willows, it is quite easy to see where they suggest many other life-forms. I have discovered endless types of sea-creatures as well as ducks, a unicorn, dragons, creepy-crawly critters as well as numbers of suggested human features.

    Those who have studied mycology are aware of roughly similar but not so highly developed biomimetic features in various species of mushrooms. Fungi happen to be broad-scaled in their seeming replications and suggestions of other life-forms. At this stage of our understanding of them, it would appear that the fungi which alter the patterning of diamond willow are at the apex of fungal messaging to humanity that all of life from throughout the cosmos is connected and of a piece/peace.

    • Thanks: Alfred
  306. Robjil says:
    @Schuetze

    Bob Baer, an CIA agent, says he is sorry what the CIA did to Yugoslavia. There are lots of nations that have different ethnic groups. The destruction of Yugoslavia was planned since it was too “uppity” and independent for the ZUS empire.

    https://katehon.com/en/940-croats-bosnians-serbs-you-have-been-manipulated-war-was-staged-former-cia-officer.html

    When asked what was the reason to break up Yugoslavia and why would the U.S. want to have its role in the whole situation, Baer replied that the reason is obvious, as the people who quietly initiated the war and loudly shouted about the peace are now owners of the companies that exploit variety of mineral resources and the like in the countries of former Yugoslavia. He said that they simply had created slaves through the war, because now people are working almost for free and the products are going to Germany and the U.S., so they earn a lot. In the end, he said, countries of former Yugoslavia have to pay to import products they made themselves and as they have no money, they take out loans. This is the story with the whole Balkans, he said.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  307. @Schuetze

    It was the people who own and control NATO that instigated the breakup of the Yugoslavian confederacy after the death of Tito. Interestingly, it would appear that elements within the Vatican were highly instrumental in convincing nationalist elements in Slovenia, a generally peaceful but loyally Roman Catholic population to begin breaking away from connexion with the Orthodox Serbs, the founders of Yugoslavia.

    It took no persuading for the Ustasha, fascist, bitterly Roman Catholics among the Croatians, a major ally of both Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany during WWII and broadly known for their genocidal actions against Serbs, Gypsies, gays, Jews and various other perceived enemies of Catholic dogma and fascistic mentality; to join in on the “fun” and do their own breakaway and in the process begin once again in terror campaigns against Serbs who happened to live in lands claimed by the Hravatska.

    Additional to these two Roman Catholic provinces, the slightly majority Muslims in Bosnia-Herzgovinia, also chose to disassociate from the federation. This meant that both Croats and Serbs came under Muslim domination. Again, during the war, Muslim SS units were part of the Nazi conglomeration of allies and were also instrumental in the killing of Serbians.

    When the Serbian government and Serbs indigenous to lands controlled by the Ustasha and the more fanatical of the Bosnian Muslims began to “interfere” with the new genocides of their brethren across the essentially meaningless borders, NATO got into the act and began a program of bombing the hell out of the Serbians, killing thousands of civilians in the process.

    NATO is an evil empire. Their controlling elements care not a damn for the fact that the Serbian people had the highest casualties of all Allied forces in both world wars. Serbian peasants saved hundreds of allied airmen and smuggled them into safety during WWII. British Communists, who had been put in charge of the Yugoslavian desk in the British Foreign Office, threw full British support to Tito’s Communist partisans and totally cut off the nationalist forces under Draja Mihailovich, whose Chetniks were responsible for tying up large numbers of Axis forces and preventing them from reinforcing either the Eastern or Western fronts.

    Scheutzkorps desperately needs some schooling as to the facts of real history and not to keep regurgitating enemy lies on behalf of the New World Order Bank$ter globalist agenda.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  308. annamaria says:
    @Schuetze

    https://vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=124000

    Gavrilo Princip was said to be part of a world-wide plot by the Freemasons. Erich von Ludendorff, the Chief of the German Staff, called Princip a “Jew” and alleged that he was part of a Freemason plot in collusion with Austrian, German, and Hungarian Freemasons. Julius Streicher’s official Nazi Party periodical Volkischer Beobachter in a January 8, 1936 article stated that Princip was “a Jew and a Freemason”.

    He didn’t look Serbian or Slavic yet he claimed to be a Yugoslav nationalist who wanted to unite all southern Slavs.

    The point is that he was just an excuse for what was already being planned. War was inevitable when Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia. The annexation and reactions to the annexation were what contributed to the start of the war.

  309. annamaria says:
    @Oikeamielinen

    Thank you for the correction.
    “Netherlands ‘Justice’ Is Totally Corrupt: MH17 Case as Example:”
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/06/netherlands-justice-is-totally-corrupt-mh17-case-as-example/

  310. Schuetze says:
    @Robjil

    So in your opinion stories by CIA agent Bob Baer are as good as the bible. What a bullshit interview, or excerpt of it. Here is an interesting deliberately omitted part:

    Can you name the politicians in the former Yugoslavia were paid by the CIA?

    Yes, although it is somewhat delicate. Stipe Mesic, Franjo Tudjman, Alija Izetbegovic, many counselors and members of the government of Yugoslavia, were paid as were Serbian generals, journalists and even some military units. Radovan Karadzic was being paid for a while but stopped accepting help when he realised he would be sacrificed and charged with war crimes committed in Bosnia. It was directed by the American administration.

    Just look at all the other lies Baer has peddled as “truth”:

    Books
    See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA’s War on Terrorism, Crown Publishing Group, January 2002, ISBN 0-609-60987-4.
    Sleeping With the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude, Crown Publishing Group, July 2003, ISBN 1-4000-5021-9.
    Blow the House Down: A Novel, Crown Publishing Group, 2006, ISBN 1-4000-9835-1.
    The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower, Crown Publishing Group, September 2008 ISBN 0-307-40864-7
    The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story, Crown Publishing Group, March 8, 2011
    The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins, 2014

    Films
    The Cult of the Suicide Bomber[22]
    Cult of the Suicide Bomber II[23]
    Cult of the Suicide Bomber III[24]
    Car Bomb[25]
    Syriana

    Television
    Hunting Hitler, History (2015—2018)
    JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, History (2017)

    Once CIA, always CIA.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  311. Schuetze says:
    @annamaria

    Really? Random comment snippets from some obscure forum? You might as well quote 4 chan.

    My favorite tidbit about the Archdukes assassination is the license plate on his car is the exact date of the Armistice, A 111 118. The Freemasons, of which Prizip was a stooge for, are suckers for Kabbalistic gematria:

  312. Schuetze says:
    @annamaria

    Your sense of timing stinks.

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

    “The Ten-Day War (1991)

    The first of the conflicts, known as the Ten-Day War, was initiated by the JNA (Yugoslav National Army) on 26 June 1991 after the secession of Slovenia from the federation on 25 June 1991

    From your Off-Guardian article:

    Albright helped facilitate NATO’s illegal bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999
    Back in February, the former Secretary of State under Bill Clinton said “there’s a special place in hell” for women who do not vote for Hillary Clinton. “

    From Wiki:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Albright#Secretary_of_State

    “Secretary of State
    The top level of the Clinton administration was divided into two camps on selecting the new foreign policy. Outgoing Chief of Staff Leon Panetta favored Albright, but a separate faction argued, “anybody but Albright”, with Sam Nunn as its first choice. Albright orchestrated a campaign on her own behalf that proved successful.[67] When Albright took office as the 64th U.S. Secretary of State on January 23, 1997, she became the first female U.S. Secretary of State and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government at the time of her appointment.”

    ((Albright)) became secretary of State in 1997, 6 years after the breakup had begun. The Slovenes and the Croats were desperate to escape Serbian persecution.

    One thing I think you, a fanatical admirer of Russia, and I can agree on: Women should NEVER be allowed to occupy a position of power like Secretary of State. That is how you end up with things like lightly bombed Belgrade in 1999. Putin would never put up with fat bimbos pretending to be men like Clinton did. Of course Stalin would have flattened the city.

  313. @Schuetze

    In my world view the entire planet would be best off with thousands of small statelets united in small confederations, all with the right of free association, segregation and secession. A planet of Switzerland and Singapores. How we get there fromb here is not clear, but the principle is still valid. Clearly the first step is to break up into small pieces all the remaining empires, starting with the big ones like US, EU, Russia, China and India.

    You would like some global order based on small independent building blocks — the small regional states. Some would have mineral resources and others energy and so on and there would be some kind of international agreement ruling the exchanges between them. That’s the static view of the world.

    The dynamical view is something we can’t really grasp yet until more is known. There is something quite elusive that is called common knowledge that appears to be a strong bond in social groups. We see it in action among the various ethnic groups that survive wars, deportations and remain alive for centuries everywhere on the planet. Those interact with the large administrations through lobbies or through all kinds of exchanges between countries. This dynamics needs to be adressed in the international legal system to counteract the natural outcome of a country centric legal system that ends up beeing dominated by the largest country in a winner-take-all kind of logic as it is currently the case.

  314. Schuetze says:
    @Majority of One

    “Interestingly, it would appear that elements within the Vatican were highly instrumental in convincing nationalist elements in Slovenia, a generally peaceful but loyally Roman Catholic population to begin breaking away from connexion with the Orthodox Serbs, the founders of Yugoslavia.”

    You make my point. Yugoslavia was just Greater Serbia with lipstick on, especially after Tito the Terrorist died.

    “It took no persuading for the Ustasha, fascist, bitterly Roman Catholics among the Croatians”

    You make my point again, the Croats wanted nothing to do with Greater Serbia, even if it was called “Yugoslavia”, which meant absolutely nothing.

    “the slightly majority Muslims in Bosnia-Herzgovinia, also chose to disassociate from the federation.”

    You make my point a third time. The Muslims also wanted nothing to do with Serbians and their slavic blood lust.

    NATO is an evil empire.

    Agreed.

    the Serbian people had the highest casualties of all Allied forces in both world wars.

    Serbians are the Russian mini-me’s. Just look what the judeo-communists did to the Russians, who still take pride in the way the jewish barrier guards sent them marching unarmed to face the German MG34’s. Serbians are just mini-jew tools too. Look at how they started WWI on behalf of Judea.

    “British Communists, who had been put in charge of the Yugoslavian desk in the British Foreign Office, threw full British support to Tito’s Communist partisans”

    There you have it. It was those same British Communists who united with Stalin’s Serb communists to perform the communist putsch in Yugoslavia in 1941 that ended up not only dragging Yugoslavia into WWII, but also directly led to the German invasion. Of course that was the precise goal of Stalin and Churchill who were conspiring together long before Barbarossa. Those Serbs sure are gluttons for punishment, but they love even more murdering and getting Slovenes and Croats murdered and then blaming all the spilled blood it on them anyway. Serbs could even be called honorary jews!

  315. @Schuetze

    In 1996, during those Yugo wars, Madeleine Albright justified the death of 500,000 Iraqi children as a result of US led sanctions. And she then “cares” about far fewer Muslim victims of Serbs and spearheads all the propaganda and military attacks and the NATO bombings. Where is the logic in this? If the US and NATO care so much about Muslims why do they slaughter them all over the Middle East, Afghanistan, Libya, in humongous numbers Serbs could never dream of achieving, as well as denying them of all kind of human and other rights, torturing them, etc.? So they can’t possibly care about Bosnian and Kosovar Muslim lives and rights, and something else has to be at play. Can’t you see the hypocrisy?

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  316. Robjil says:
    @Schuetze

    It is not only Bob Baer. Sometimes the truth comes out of liars. What he said about Yugoslav wars makes sense. The Yugoslav wars was all about getting the ZUSA empire in control of the Balkans and nothing more than that. It was not to help any “peoples”.

    Operation Gladio was the CIA weapon to control Western Europe during the cold war. Baer just admitted that a operation like it continued on, such as in Yugoslav wars.

    https://www.sott.net/article/293012-NATOs-full-spectrum-war-against-Yugoslavia-Demonization-of-Serbs-was-key

    Milosevic’s famous speeches of 1987 and 1989 weren’t nationalistic — despite the lies to the contrary, both speeches called for tolerance of all “nations” within Yugoslavia. He also never sought a “Greater Serbia,” but rather tried to maintain a unified Yugoslavia, and when this failed — with the active assistance of the NATO powers — he tried, only fitfully, to allow stranded Serb minorities to stay within Yugoslavia or join Serbia, a matter of obvious “self-determination” that NATO granted to Kosovo Albanians and everybody but Serbs (for documentation on these points, see this Monthly Review article I co-authored with David Peterson in October, 2007).

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  317. Schuetze says:
    @Commentator Mike

    I am not trying to argue on behalf of Albright’s “virtues”, she in roughly on a par with Victoria Nuland. The essential issue here is the Russian Empire, and whether Putin is a crypto-jew. Serbia became relevant to the discussion not only because of the similarities between them and the Russians, but because all the countries bordering on Serbia are desperate to keep the Serbs, and their “big brother the Russians, at arms length. In essence, and in a crude mathematical formula:

    Finland+Estonia+Latvia+Lithuania+Poland+Ukraine+Georgia = Slovenia+Croatia+Hungary+Bosnia+Kosovo+Albania+Bulgaria.

    What is very telling is that it is the same people who insist that all the countries on the left side of the equation have no more reason to fear Russia that insist that all those countries on the right have no reason to fear Serbia. Sure, Serbia does not present the same scale of nuclear or conventional risk, but their neighbors perception that the same kind of threat of genocidal arrogance is present that reflects so badly on Serbia, and consequently on Russia.

    Now you and Annamaria and Robjil and Alfred and that Majority of dickhead dude will certainly claim that it is Nato that is “brainwashing” all these countries, but the numbers don’t lie. You end up sounding like Jews claiming that 109 countries are all anti-semitic.

  318. Anonymous[217] • Disclaimer says:
    @Schuetze

    Although I’m more sympathetic towards the Russians than you are, you’re right about this: they need to take a good look in the mirror and ask themselves why so many of their neighbors are willing to listen to American bullshit.

    • Agree: Schuetze
  319. @Schuetze

    Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan would love to keep the US and its NATO allies, who are not even their neighbours, more than an arm’s length away, wouldn’t they? And to stop them killing their people and stealing their resources. But there is no supra NATO to help them keep that NATO out. So OK, the Croats, Bosnians, Albanians, etc. were “lucky” to have found a new friend in USA to help them out carve out whatever they carved out, but we know what happens to friends of US in the long term. They’ve been warned by none other than the very man himself, who should know best:

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  320. Robjil says:
    @Schuetze

    Well, they are thinking from a Zion News frame.

    I thought similar thoughts for my whole life. It is called brainwashing. I woke up a few times. As a child and a teenager I woke up a few times when I read about the CIA interventions in Latin America.

    The ZUS destruction of Yugoslavia in the 1990s woke me up again. Why is the US destroying such a beautiful nation in Europe at the end of the 20th century? I did not make any sense at all.

    I fell asleep again with the nine eleven false flag.

    Vicky Nuland woke me up forever in 2014. No more sleeping for me. Obama promised to leave Afghanistan. I thought great. Then out of nowhere a coup happened in Ukraine. Vicky Nuland blessed the event with “F– the EU”. I thought that the EU was loved by the US. We were all fighting against “terrorism” as the main thing in our world. Why was Vicky overturning a large nation next to Russia? This could lead to a nuclear war.

    Since Vicky was Jewish, it also destroyed the Jewish victim cult we all grew up with. For the coup, she used people who idolized neo-Nazism. I know I a lot of people get upset when I say that. It is a a Jewish version of Nazism. That is the most negative Jewish vision of it. It is not about getting a better life for Ukrainians by getting out the fiat system. Its main goal was violence against non- Ukrainians or those perceived as non-Ukrainian such as those who were pro-Russian or even spoke other languages.

    I know I used the term woke up. It is odd that the term woke is now used now for people who are brainwashed by Zion news. It is very Orwellian to twist words to the opposite meanings. I still like the term woke up for a person who sees the world as it really is.

    • Thanks: Schuetze
  321. Schuetze says:
    @Robjil

    I was no more impressed with that article than the “interview” of Baer.

    I do see a common thread here between the Russophiles who constantly rant about “Ukronazis” and the also rant about the “Ustasha Fascists”. Here is a paragraph from the article you linked to:

    Retaliation

    Another part of the fix was the failure to pay any attention to crimes that preceded brutal Serb actions. This was frequent, although there certainly were cases where the Serbs (mainly paramilitary forces) struck first. But the tit-for-tat was common and much of it, and many of the mutual fears, were traceable back to the mass murders — disproportionately of Serbs — of World War II, the Nazi occupation, and Croatian fascist Ustasha. This background of truly mass killing was blacked out in the mainstream propaganda system.

    The Russophobes like to talk about both the “Ukronazis” and the “Ustashanazis” like they just suddenly popped up out of nowhere in 1941 because, well, Croats and Western Ukrainians just hate Slavs. Like Germans. Of course, according to this narrative, the Slavs never harmed a fly, and the wouldn’t do it tomorrow either.

    Croatia was actually close to the Habsburgs, and a Tripartate empire had been considered with Croatia, Hungary and Austria. After Serbia assassinated the Archduke Ferdinand in their maniacal drive for greater Serbia, many Croats rose up in protest in Zagreb. The Croatian press supported the Austrian demands against Serbia after the assassination. The Austrian mobilization against Serbia was centered in Zagreb, and the Croats supported the entire action. Croatians fought for the Hungarian army in their own units. Many fought in Serbia and Galicia against Serbians and Russians. The devils division, all Croat, was famous.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  322. Schuetze says:
    @Commentator Mike

    All of Europe is in peril. The US cannot save them, the US cannot even save itself. Nato is not only a farce, it is evil. Ditto the EU. Russia is militarily and resource strong, but demographically weak.

    To me the only possible ethnic survival strategy is crystal clear. Nation and city-states should focus on their own demographics and human resources and build self reliance in the people and the nation. Social capital and trust is critical in accomplishing this. Multiculturalism destroys social capital. War destroys lives and civilization. Europe, the US, and the entire planet needs to break up these empires into small, manageable states that will build social capital. These states should band together into confederations with the right of free association, segregation and secession. If Minneapolis is white and high trust and St. Paul is black and high trust, then there is no reason Minneapolis and St. Paul cannot coexist in a mutually beneficial segregated confederation. They could even create their own defense corps to defend against an invasion by muslim Milwaukee. If Black St Paul starts screwing with White Minneapolis, then White Minneapolis can join with Muslim Milwaukee in a confederation of defense.

    Most importantly, all of them should ban the hebrew, otherwise it will never work.

  323. @Schuetze

    Ah, the Devils Division, what an appropriate name – more like infamous. Croatian Tito was in it and they committed countless war crimes against Serbs, crucifying and hanging women and other civilians upon crossing the border.

  324. FB says: • Website
    @Majority of One

    Thanks for your interest. I see that several members of the community seem to appreciate this kind of ‘sciency’ info, so I will go ahead and give a little bit of a general overview on the subject of hypersonic flight vehicles…which is in fact one of those transformational technology leaps, comparable to the advent of aviation a century ago.

    As usual, there is almost no decent information to be found in the laughable ‘science’ media, so let’s start by figuring out what ‘hypersonic’ really means and why it’s such a game-changer. In simple terms, ‘hypersonic’ means not only great flight speed, but also MANUEVERING.

    Again, a historical overview of aerospace technology is required. The starting point is the intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, which is also the basic vehicle for spaceflight.

    After the development of the powerful atomic bomb in the early postwar era, the even more significant two-stage fission-fusion ‘hydrogen bomb’ several years later increased explosive power by several orders of magnitude over the Hiroshima-type fission-only device, resulting in truly unimaginable destructive power of literally millions of TONS of high explosive packed into a single bomb [megaton class].

    Just to put that in perspective, the total explosives dropped on Europe in WW2 is just under 3 million tons. Vietnam got more than twice that at about 7 million tons, but that destructive power is today exceeded by a single, multi-warhead ICBM missile packing ten 750 kiloton warheads. A single ballistic sub would carry a dozen or more such missiles, more than 20 WW2s carried on a single boomer!

    That is a huge wallop, but the problem then became how to actually deliver such a bomb on top of the head of your opponent. The only way to do that at first was by means of a large aircraft, such as the Boeing B29 ‘Superfortress’ long-range bomber that dropped the Jap bombs. The problem with this is that it could not be expected to work against the Soviet Union, which, unlike Japan that had no home defense, was defended by thousands of nimble interceptor aircraft and backed up by dense networks of anti-aircraft artillery. The same is true in the converse scenario of attacking the US.

    Without a means of actually delivering such a weapon reliably, the bomb itself is of little use. Hence the advent of rocket science!

    The idea of rocket propulsion was being actively pursued in the major technological countries even before the war. In comparison to the air-breathing jet engine which only carries fuel, the rocket carries its own oxygen [or other chemical oxidizer], allowing for vastly more power due to the fact that air contains less than a quarter oxygen, the rest being mostly nitrogen, which plays no part in the chemical reaction of releasing chemical energy by combustion with a fuel.

    Even more important, the speed of the air-breathing jet engine is limited by the fact that the vehicle cannot fly faster than the speed of the exhaust coming out of the jetpipe. That is because, in order to create thrust, the exhaust velocity out back must be GREATER than the air intake velocity up front, due to simple Newtonian physics of mass times acceleration equals FORCE [thrust]. That is the Second Law of Motion, and this says, in simple language, that if the mass of air being ingested by the engine is not accelerated to a GREATER speed than what is coming in, there can be no thrust force!

    So as the jet aircraft flies faster and faster, approaching the speed of its engine exhaust, the thrust gets lower and lower…until at the same speed of the two [flight speed and exhaust speed] there is zero thrust. Which of course doesn’t happen because long before reaching zero thrust, the decreasing amount would not be enough to overcome the growing air drag anyway.

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    The air-breathing jet engine thrust math is Newton’s Second Law restated, and limits speed to below the speed of the jet exhaust.

    To achieve the high speeds required for flying outside the atmosphere and circling the earth, whether to drop nuclear bombs or put humans in space, a speed of about 8 km per second is required…far higher than the exhaust velocity of any engine, rocket engines included. But the rocket IS NOT constrained by exhaust speed and the above Newtonian math for thrust. It operates on Tsiolkovsky’s physics, since it carries its own oxygen on board, and there is no speed limit. This is the significance of rocket power!

    In objective terms, German engineers made the first major leap in rocket science during WW2 with the V2 rocket, which was actually called the A4, for Aggregat 4.

    Illustration showing the layout of the V2, with engine at bottom and fuel and oxidizer tanks taking up most of the space inside the structural frame, or ‘fuselage.’

    The Russians were in a solid second place in this technology race, having figured out the fundamental physics of rocketry, with the Tsiolkovsky Equation as noted above. They also produced, during the war, a series of experimental rocket aircraft that didn’t make it into operational service but laid the foundations for modern, liquid-propellant rocket engines.

    The V2, although a huge leap forward in engine power, was still fairly crude, and the rocket could only achieve about one-fifth of the speed required to reach orbit. It would be the Russians that developed the technology breakthrough for flying beyond earth with the RD107 engine by Valentin Glushko, who would go on to design the world’s most advanced engines flying TODAY!

    The RD107 “Vostok” engine in the Museum of Space and Missile Technology, St Petersburg. This engine powered the world’s first ICBM, the R7 ‘Semyorka’ as well as the first orbital satellite ‘Sputnik’ and the first humans in space, Yuri Gagarin, followed by Gherman Titov, the first two men in orbit, before the US managed the feat with John Glenn the following year.

    An amazing feat of engineering, the RD107’s power of about 200,000 pounds of thrust [about double the power of the huge Boeing 777 engine] is about what today’s SpaceX Merlin engine puts out, but only a small fraction of the much bigger and more advanced engines that Glushko would bring forward in the following years, including the world’s most powerful engine, the RD170/171 with nearly two million pounds of thrust, and its smaller brother, the RD180 [900,000 pounds thrust] that Russia has been supplying to the US for the last two decades, and which has launched most of America’s mission-critical payloads for the Defense Department, as well as the high-profile Nasa missions to Mars, like the current Mars 2020 mission.

    The US, even with the help of the V2 scientists it snatched, including chief designer Werner von Braun, fell very far behind in engine technology [and remains so to this day]. The first US rocket, the Redstone, was far too weak to achieve orbital speed. Its Rocketdyne A7 engine, with only 78,000 pounds of thrust [one-third that of the RD107] was nowhere powerful enough to fly into space. The launch of ‘astronaut’ Alan Sheppard into a suborbital flight that covered a total distance of 260 miles has been laughably installed into the public consciousness by the ridiculous media as the first US man in ‘space.’

    In fact, this ‘definition’ of simply reaching a height greater than the completely arbitrary ‘boundary’ of the atmosphere, known as the Kármán Line, 100 km above the earth, has nothing to do with spaceflight! Flying into space requires flying FAST enough to reach a SPEED where the force of gravity is OVERCOME and you stay in an ORBIT, flying around the earth at a speed of about 18,000 mph.

    That speed is about 8 km/s, and the Mercury-Redstone rocket that launched Sheppard, followed by Grissom a few months later, only reached about one-third of that speed. The rocket power was simply insufficient. They were basically shot out of a cannon and came right back down. Incidentally, hot air balloons have flown to a height of about 40 km, nearly half way to ‘space’.

    Mercury-Redstone Project Manager Joachim Kuettner, left, and ‘astronaut’ Gus Grissom stand in front of the Mercury-Redstone 4 rocket. Kuettner having been brought over from the German V2 team in Operation Paperclip.

    By comparison to the Sheppard and Grissom ‘spaceflights’ that managed to cover a distance over the ground of a couple of hundred miles while staying aloft for a grand total of FIFTEEN MINUTES, Gagarin’s historic first flight made a complete orbit around the earth’s 25,000 mile circumference in a little over one hour. The next man in space, Titov, stayed up for nearly a full 24 hours and completed 18 circles around the earth, for a total distance flown of nearly FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND MILES.

    Yet here we are, firmly in the bizzarro world of US-written ‘history’ where Alan Sheppard is the ‘second man in space.’ [Not to take anything away from this intrepid aviator, who is of course not to blame for the silly rhetoric coming out of the land of Disney].

    The ‘Semyorka’ R7 rocket on display in Moscow at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. This rocket was the first ICBM and also took Gagarin, Titov, and four other cosmonauts into actual spaceflights, including the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova in 1963.

    With a mass of 280 tons and a total thrust of just over one million pounds from its five RD107 engines, this rocket is nearly ten times the 30-ton mass of Sheppard and Grissom’s V2-derived, sub-orbital Mercury-Redstone…and has more than 12 times the amount of thrust.

    The first real human spaceflight for the American side was by John Glenn, in 1962, on the Atlas D rocket that carried three Rocketdyne engines with a total thrust of about 450,000 pounds, and a total launch mass of 120 tons. Still far smaller than the Russian hardware, but Glenn completed three earth orbits, covering about 75,000 miles in a flight lasting just under five hours.

    Astronaut John Glenn, aboard the Mercury-Atlas spacecraft in 1962, America’s first man in space.

    Now for a little physics for those who might be wondering why flight speed is the key to flying into space, and NOT simply height. [This will also pave the way for the discussion of hypersonic flight vehicles].

    The best way to think about orbital flight is to visualize the Olympic athlete swinging the hammer throw.

    Scottish hammer throw illustration from Frank R.Stockton’s book “Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy”.

    In the modern version, the stick is replaced by a cable, and as the competitor swings it ’round, the heavy ball exerts a centrifugal force that wants to pull the ball off into space. The guy swinging it is exerting an equal and opposite force by holding onto the stick. This is how gravity works. The force of gravity is like the guy holding onto the spinning heavy ball. A spacecraft orbiting the earth wants to fly off like that ball, but is held back by gravity. To get there then, and stay in an orbit around the earth, it will need to generate the exact same amount of centrifugal force as the force of gravity holding it back.

    When those two are the same, that is to say in equilibrium, the craft will be like that ball that is being spun around by the ancient Scot in the picture. [But before he lets go; gravity doesn’t let go.]

    So here’s the math. Since we know that the pull of gravity is an acceleration of 9.8 meters per second squared [1g], it means our craft needs to reach exactly that amount of centrifugal force, which will balance it and keep it orbiting.

    Since centrifugal force is simply mass times velocity squared divided by radius, the only thing in that equation that we don’t know is the speed. Since unit mass is 1 kg and the radius of the earth is about 6,000 kilometers [6 milliion meters], we find the speed by turning the centrifugal force equation around: the square root of earth’s radius [6 million meters] times 9.8 m/s^2 = 7,700 meters per second. That is roughly 8 km/s [rounded], or 18,000 mph.

    We found that earth orbital speed by simply rearranging the centrifugal force equation to solve for velocity [V = sqrt(radius*1g). And we can now plug the speed we found back into the centrifugal force equation to check if the value for the force of gravity comes out correctly…our speed of 7,700 m/s squared, divided by earth radius of 6 million meters = 9.8 m/s^2, which is indeed the pull of earth’s gravity.

    If you want to break free of earth’s gravity altogether and travel into deep space you need to reach a higher speed yet, about 11 km/s or 25,000 mph.

    So that, in a nutshell, is how we got to where we are today and the ICBM that is the ultimate force of arms that man has been able to come up with. But the march of science and technology goes forward. Today we have the possibility that the mighty ICBM can, in theory at least, be intercepted by another rocket fired from the ground. As discussed in my previous comments on air defense missiles and how they have evolved in power and performance, we have now entered an era where such highly potent defensive missiles threaten to interfere with the simple ballistic trajectory of an ICBM.

    Could the mighty ICBM be on its way out? That is the big question. The US has already fielded some limited anti-missile systems, for instance the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense which is already deployed on several dozen US warships of both the US and Japanese navies. Although these don’t yet claim to be able to intercept ICBMs at the present time, they do claim to be able to intercept intermediate-range ballistic missiles which fly at a slower speed of about about 4 km/s, which, as we have just discussed, is about half the speed of an ICBM.

    It’s worth mentioning that North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un seems to pay little heed to these claimed anti-missile capabilities, having repeatedly sailed missiles over the heads of numerous Aegis anti-missile ships of the US Pacific Fleet that are a fixture in the Sea of Japan, as well as the Japanese fleet equipped with the same Aegis systems. Notably, no attempt has ever been made by the US side to intercept those missiles as a deterrent or show of force!

    Russia, for its part, has its own longstanding missile defense shield protecting Moscow. The A135 system consists of 68 deployed launchers, with 12 to 16 missiles each. Unlike Aegis, that system is designed expressly to intercept ICBMs, as is the new S500 system, which is reported to be deployed starting sometime this year.

    And that brings us, at last, to the game-changing concept of hypersonic missiles, which also fly very fast, in some cases as fast as the ICBM…but, they also MANEUVER, changing their flight path constantly, unlike the totally predictable trajectory of the ballistic missile. The first intercontinental-range hypersonic missile system has already been deployed by Russia for more than a year, the Avangard boost-glide vehicle.

    The Avangard hypersonic missile being lowered into its silo.

    Because it is an ICBM-class weapon, the Avangard is subject to arms treaties with the US. Hence the US was entitled to inspect thsi system when it was operationally deployed in 2019, which it did.

    U.S. Inspectors Have Examined Russia’s Imminently Operational Hypersonic Missile

    This piece of hardware is unique in the world right now, now other country has an intercontinental-range hypersonic missile, although China has fielded shorter-range hypersonic missiles, similar in range to the Iskander perviously mentioned.

    Avangard represents the fulfillment of a decades-long quest that began during WW2, for an unstoppable spaceplane that could bomb the continental US from Germany. The Amerika Bomber project, proposed by aerospace engineer Eugen Sanger, would rely on Von Braun’s rocket engine power to loft it above the atmosphere, and then skip along like a pebble over a pond, until it reached its target on the other side of the world.

    A scale model of Eugene Sanger’s Silbervogel spaceplane concept in a wind tunnel test.

    The Avangard is the fullfilment of Sanger’s vision. It is launched by a powerful ICBM rocket, and then skips along the atmosphere, jinking and jibing both up and sideways as it skips along…but at much greater speed, able to reach the continental US in just 30 minutes flight time!

    Unlike the ICBM, which could possibly be stopped, there is no presently conceivable missile defense against a vehicle flying at ICBM speed, and also maneuvering. The intrrceptor kinematics simply are not there, nor are the tracking and targeting devices, such as radar or other schemes. In fact there is not even any kind of realistic conceptual framework on how to track, target and intercept such a vehicle. [The Avangard has flown in tests as fast as Mach 27, which is over 8 km/s!]

    Have the Russians mastered this ‘holy grail’ technology? I will stop here and then continue later with the rest of the story on Avangard and other hypersonic technologies.

  325. FB says: • Website
    @Schuetze

    Your hysterical shrieking here is getting quite annoying. Especially considering the ‘quality’ of your information.

    …all the countries bordering on Serbia are desperate to keep the Serbs, and their “big brother the Russians, at arms length…Now you and Annamaria and Robjil and Alfred and that Majority of dickhead dude will certainly claim that it is Nato that is “brainwashing” all these countries, but the numbers don’t lie.

    That is complete BS, and shows that you base your hysterics here on nothing, and have not actually had any firsthand experience with folks in that part of the world.

    Very few ordinary people in any Eastern European country feel any kind of animus towards Russia. That is only the comprador elites in government and media that push this BS. Ordinary folks are mostly concerned with how the promise of ‘democracy’ and the EU has turned into a bitter harvest. In fact, opinion polls still show to this day that they only have it worse now than they did in Soviet times.

    On the twentieth anniversary of the German reunification, polls showed that ‘Ostalgie’ was more prominent than ever:

    Homesick for a Dictatorship: Majority of Eastern Germans Feel Life Better under Communism

    Glorification of the German Democratic Republic is on the rise two decades after the Berlin Wall fell. Young people and the better off are among those rebuffing criticism of East Germany as an “illegitimate state.” In a new poll, more than half of former eastern Germans defend the GDR.

    That’s actually not the half of it. I had the great privilege of studying in East Germany in the 1980s, at the renowned Dresden University of Technology. I still have lifelong friends there and have over the years traveled to the region literally dozens of times.

    Your lip-flapping here is completely at odds with objective reality. Similar polls in Hungary, Romania and elsewhere show the same results. No one is fooled anymore by the globalist BS that you are laying on thick and heavy here.

    You have been screaming about the Soviet ‘rape’ of Germany, when in fact you have zero experience or even rudimentary knowledge. The only rape was by the US. Have a look at the Morgenthau plan.

    The Morgenthau Plan was a proposal to eliminate Germany’s ability to wage war following World War II by eliminating its arms industry and removing or destroying other key industries basic to military strength. This included the removal or destruction of all industrial plants and equipment in the Ruhr.

    Although not fully implemented, Germany was not allowed to have key industries, like aircraft, nuclear and rocketry. Even to this day the once leading aeronautical power on the continent has nothing of its own, aside from its participation in Airbus.

    The East Germans, on the other hand, were encouraged and supported in such key industries, and developed the Baade 152 jet airliner in the late 1950s [with principal designers from my own Dresden Technical U].

    The Baade program didn’t pan out in the end, with some unfortunate test flight incidents, but the industry was retained as a key supply node to eastern bloc aviation.

    My father was stationed in West Germany with the British forces when I was a child. Some years later later when I studied for a year in the east, I could see that the people had a better life there than in the West.

    Real people actually remember how things were. That goes for all the other countries in the region. Your idiotic yammering is not only irritating in its shrill tone, but completely insulting to reality. This forum has really gone downhill with worthless noisemakers like yourself.

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    , @bronek

  326. ‘Do you realise what you’ve done?’
    Putin addresses UNGA 2015 (FULL SPEECH)

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  327. @annamaria

    Sorry! He looks like typical Gypsy.He does not look like Slav and certainly does not look like Jew.
    But he could pass as Albanian.

  328. @Schuetze

    Serbians and Croats are one Slavic tribe They settled the area the same time. Croats converted to Catholicism While Serbian did remain Orthodox.
    Tito was Croatian who formed Yugoslavia with Stalin’s help.
    Their language is practically the same. There are great number of Croatian that still practice orthodox.

  329. @Schuetze

    Your hatred for Serbians is almost diabolical. What is it with you Schuetzkorps?

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  330. Schuetze says:
    @FB

    Wow! Rarely can I completely turn a few sentences from BS into the truth with one word, and I simply cannot help myself:

    That is complete BS, and shows that you base your hysterics here on nothing, and have not actually had any firsthand experience with folks in that part of the world.

    Very few ordinary people in any Eastern European country don’t feel any kind of animus towards Russia.

    I have had the pleasure of working in teams with several Poles over the years. Every one of them reacted viscerally whenever Katyn Forest was mentioned. I also worked with a Hungarian who felt the same way as the Poles.

    To try to claim that the citizens of the Baltic States, who still are struggling to get remnant Russian squatters from the Russian occupation to learn their local languages and integrate into their Baltic culture, don’t have any negative feelings towards Russian and the Russian problem is absurd.

    And you really had to work to ignore the main point of my comments. Nato could not have moved eastwards if all these countries were not so eager to get under the Nato umbrella. In this case their actions speak much louder than your words. Poland allowing the US to set up Fort Trump and forward radar bases are also actions that speak louder than your words. Ditto Romania.

    This photograph of an old IBM card punch has as much to do with this discussion as your photograph of an old junky jet out of the DDR. I used to enter Fortran programs into one in college in the early 1980’s. I guess that proves that I am almost as smart, but clearly not as arrogant, as you.

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  331. Levtraro says:
    @FB

    Very much looking forward to the next chapter. This is great stuff.

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  332. Schuetze says:
    @Majority of One

    This Brittanica entry on Croatia during and after WWI is quite interesting, although also full of garbage. I will try to decode it here.

    “Croatia’s postwar future was threatened by the 1915 Treaty of London, which promised Italy extensive Habsburg territories on the Adriatic in return for entering the war on the Allied side.

    In July 1917 the leaders of the Yugoslav Committee and representatives of the Serbian government-in-exile signed the Corfu Declaration, announcing the intention of founding at the end of the war aunified South Slav state, conceived of as a democratic, constitutional, and parliamentary monarchy under the Karadjordjević dynasty. The agreement with Serbia would save Croatia from being partitioned by the Allies as part of vanquished Austria-Hungary, but the declaration did not specify whether the new state would be a federation of equal partners or would merely represent an extension of the Serbian administrative system.

    So in order to prevent being stripped of the Dalmatian coast, Croatia was forced to sign on to being a junior member in a new “Yugoslavia” under a Serbian king. There was no democracy here, this sounds like what happened to the Sudetan Germans or the West Prussians, forced to live as second class citizens, even though they had fought bravely and honorably for the Habsburg empire. What could possibly go wrong?

    “In many respects, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes represented an expansion of Serbian hegemony over new territories, particularly in Kosovo and Macedonia. In Croatia, discontent with the new state was demonstrated by the massive electoral success of Radić’s Croatian Peasant Party. Refusing to accept the unification act, Radić called instead for an independent Croatian peasant republic. In elections to the Constituent Assembly in 1920, his party received the fourth largest bloc of votes, but Radić boycotted the assembly, thus making possible the adoption of a constitution in 1921 that imposed a highly centralized administration on the new state. In the following decade the kingdom’s multiparty parliament came to be controlled by Serbian centralists

    The Serbs grabbed all the power, just like after Tito’s death.

    “Under the dictatorship established in 1929, King Alexander attempted to override ethnic divisions by introducing a supranational patriotism symbolized by the new name of Yugoslavia. The internal borders of the country were redrawn, so that historical Croatia was subdivided into several new banovine (provinces) named after rivers and natural features. However, Croatian nationalism and opposition to the state system were not eradicated by this policy of unitarism—and neither was Serbian hegemony, which simply continued under the name of Yugoslavism.

    Getting bossed around by Serbian warmongers who started WWI. What’s not to like here?

    “Political repression bred extremism among some opponents of the regime. In 1934 Alexander was assassinated as the result of a plot hatched by the Croatian Ustaša (“Insurgence”), a separatist association founded in 1929 by Ante Pavelić and enjoying the support of Italy’s fascist leader, Benito Mussolini. Unlike the majority of Croats, who still believed in a federal solution, members of the Ustaša insisted that only the destruction of Yugoslavia could liberate Croatia.”

    Huddled masses of Croats, yearning to be free of their Serb overlords. Just like what happened in 1991!

    The desire for political change led to the formation of a united Yugoslav opposition, which argued for the reinstatement of democracy and for constitutional reform. In Croatia this opposition included the Peasant Party, now led by Vladko Maček. In the elections of 1938, the Peasant Party received 80 percent of the vote in Croatia and Dalmatia.

    In 1939 80% of the Croats wanted nothing to do with Greater Serbia, rebranded as “Yugoslavia”.

    “After 1945 Croatia was a republic within the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This new federation was intended to satisfy the national aspirations of all its peoples, but a centrally controlled Communist Party and a supranational push for Yugoslav unity undermined this structure. The effects were felt in Croatia in such matters as the purge in 1948 of the Croatian communist Andrija Hebrang and others who had supported first Croatian national interests and then the Soviet side in Tito’s split with Joseph Stalin. A later issue was the Partisan-based Serb predominance in the Yugoslav army and the local Croatian police. By the 1960s Croats had grown increasingly critical of the economic centralization that appropriated part of the republic’s income for investment in other parts of the federation.”

    Wonderful Greater Serbia V2.0, where Serbians steal your money, run the army and the police force, and lovely communists call all the shots.

    “Encouraged in Croatia by a reformist party leadership under Miko Tripalo and Savka Dabčević-Kučar, these reforms contributed to the flowering of a “Croatian Spring” in 1969–71. The movement took the shape of a cultural and national revival, expressed in large part through the activities of the cultural organization Matica Hrvatska, but it soon culminated in calls for greater Croatian autonomy. Warning of the danger of civil war, Tito intervened and reimposed “democratic centralism” through a series of purges and trials that decimated the ranks of Croatian politicians and intellectuals.”

    The Croatian Spring, brutally and mercilessly squelched by Tito’s Serbian bully boys. Yugoslavia 2.0 was paradise on earth, so don’t even start to think the Croatians wanted out. It was all just a CIA plot!

    “Serbs’ fears also were aroused by accusations, especially from Belgrade, that Croatian nationalism meant a return to fascism and the anti-Serb violence of World War II.
    When independence was declared on June 25, 1991, armed clashes spread in protest throughout Serb enclaves in Croatia. “

    How familiar that is, just like today in the US, EU and Ukraine. If you don’t love Judeo-slavic-communism, you must be a Nazi.

  333. Seraphim says:
    @annamaria

    Not long ago there was on this site some hyperventilation about the ‘confessions’ of Christian Rakovski. One of his confessions was:
    ”How and why there rises the unknown Trotsky, gaining power by one move greater than that which the oldest and most influential revolutionaries had? Very simple: he marries. Together with him there arrives in Russia his wife — Sedova. Do you know who she is? She is associated with Zhivotovsky, linked with the bankers Warburg, partners and relatives of Jacob Schiff, i.e. of that financial group which, as I had said, had also financed the revolution of 1905. Here is the reason why Trotsky, in one move, moves to the top of the revolutionary list. And here, too, you have the key to his real personality. Let us jump to 1914. Behind the back of the people who made the attempt on the Archduke there stands Trotsky, and that attempt provoked the European War. Do you really believe that the murder and the war — are simple coincidences?”
    Of course, the ‘Red Symphony’ is highly suspect, but Trotsky was present in Vienna and the Balkans between 1907-1914, when he was forced to flee to Switzerland.

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  334. Anonymous[147] • Disclaimer says:
    @FB

    But if we assume even a glide ratio of 20, which I would say would be near the maximum for this flight vehicle, it means the airplane must be at a height of 3 nautical miles, 18,000 ft, if the bomb is going to glide 60 nm.

    The glide ratio of 20 sounds wildly optimistic. The weight and the “wing” configuration suggest a much steeper descent. My uneducated guess is that the maximum 60 nm range was calculated from the maximum possible launch height which I don’t know but it’s definitely not 3 nm.

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  335. Seraphim says:

    @Schuetze

    Please do not think that the information of Rakovski about the possible involvement of Trotsky in the Sarajevo attempt is a proof that Serbian ‘warmongers’ started WW1. Germany’s responsibility remains untouched.

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  336. annamaria says:

    The unbearable “moral authority” of the ZUSA: https://thesaker.is/american-plans-something-but-ends-up-differently/

    The US invaded Afghanistan to fight against the tribal system of Afghanistan and create a modern democratic government based on American vision. The US, with the help of its allies, and full military might, after spending Trillion Dollars, killing millions of human beings (from either side), devastating the whole country completely, is concluded that the Afghan war is unwinnable and the American must leave Afghanistan. Today in war-torn Afghanistan, there is no electricity because all dams & powerhouses were bombed. No infrastructure, all damaged in the ruthless bombing, no education, no health care, scarcity of food, medicine, fuel, etc. Homes were damaged, crops were destroyed, businesses were damaged—– one of the heaviest bombing and explosive used in the history of humankind. The poor Afghans are living a miserable life, all due to prolonged imposed war.

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  337. Schuetze says:
    @Seraphim

    https://firstworldwarhiddenhistory.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/the-dead-hand-of-history/

    “That fact alone accounts for the death by execution of another figure closely associated with the Sarajevo assassination. Some three years after the event Colonel Dragutin Dimitrjievic, also known as Apis, and officers loyal to him, were indicted on various false charges unrelated to Sarajevo. He effectively signed his own death warrant when he confessed to the court marshal that, in agreement with the Russian military attaché in Serbia, he had hired an agent to organise Ferdinand’s murder. [6] The explosive part of his statement was the revelation of Russian involvement in the assassination, and Apis had to be silenced. Much to his own surprise, for Colonel Apis truly believed, right up to the moment of death that his contacts in England, France and Russia would intervene on his behalf, he was executed on 26 June 1917. [7] In reality, Apis was silenced; put to death by order of a Serbian government that desperately needed to permanently bury its complicity with Russia in the Sarajevo assassination. [8] It was judicial murder.

    Russia helped get the Archduke assassinated so that they could grab Constantinople and the Bosphorus from Turkey during the war. Serbia assassinated the archduke so that they could create Greater Serbia.

    https://firstworldwarhiddenhistory.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/assassination-of-franz-ferdinand-1-the-web-of-intrigue/#comments

    “Nicolai Hartwig the Russian Ambassador worked in close contact with his Military Attaché, Artamanov, who had been posted to Belgrade to advise and liaise with the Serbian Army. These men were intrinsically linked to the assassinations in Sarajevo by their chosen agent, the founder and dominating figure in the Serbian Black Hand, and the most influential military officer in Serbia, Colonel Dragutin Dimitrjievic or Apis.

    It is important that we clearly identify every link in the chain of intrigue that surrounded the fateful assassination in Sarajevo in June 1914. Apis was deliberately given responsibility for an intelligence organisation financed from Russia. His life’s purpose was the establishment of a Greater Serbia. He was first, foremost and always a Serb. He worked in collusion with the Russian military attaché, Artamanov, and secured a promise from him that Russia would protect Serbia should Austria attack them in the wake of his actions. [10] In other words, Russia was prepared to give Serbia a blank-cheque guarantee that whatever happened, she would stand by her. For Apis, what was required was a demonstration of Serbian self-determination that would force the issue once and for all and bring about permanent change.”

    Of course France was supporting Serbia because she wanted Alsace and Syria. Italy supported Serbia and the allies because she wanted Tyrolia and Dalmatia. The Jews wanted Turkey beat to a pulp and torn to pieces so the they could steal Palestine. The Tsar wanted Constantinople and the oil fields of Mosul and Baghdad. England wanted Egypt, Iraq and Palestine, but most of all England wanted 20 million dead Germans.

    What did the Kaiser want? Peace. What did Austria want? An end to Serbian terrorism.

    But hey, Russophiles are agreed. When it comes to world war Russians and Serbs can do no harm. It is always the Germans or the Nazis or both.

    • Replies: @Seraphim
  338. @Schuetze

    Josip Broz (aka Tito) was a Croatian Communist. Outside of the courageous Milovan Djilas, most of those closest to Tito were themselves mostly Croats and Slovenians. Your maunderings into cut and paste indicates your level of primary personal knowledge of these realities.

    Djilas’ book, “The New Class” clearly delineates how the Party apparatchiks become the new ruling elite and become totally corrupted in the process.

    Rather than seeking Vatican-prescribed independence, the more level-headed of the Croats should have pushed for a Swiss style confederation as against the fascist and Communist concept of total centralized control.

    When the Terrible Turks overcame Serbian resistance at the 1300’s Battle of Kossovo, the ultimate result was that a number of Serbs, concentrated mainly around Sarajevo, in order not to be taxed by the Turks and that their sons not be kidnapped by them to become Janisseries (special forces in that day and age) to spearhead their conquering hordes; decided to take the easy way out and convert to Islam.

    Serbians constitute probably the most thoroughly victimized Europeans for hundreds of years. Currently, they have been rendered into Neo-serfdom under U$, NATO and German control. The puppet regime in Belgrade dances to the tune of their Bank$ter-dominated masters, the very ones who committed massive assaults upon the Serbian people in order to extend their hegemony over a brave, courageous and generally victimized people.

    Why hate on the Serbians? Historically, they have stood up to evil and though put down time and again, still await the day when the Terrible Turks are forever driven out of Europe and possibly even Anatolia, with those with primarily Turkish DNA removed to Central Asia where these fanatics originated and belong.

  339. @annamaria

    We must not forget that the primary propellant behind U$ invasion and occupation of Afghanistan is heroin. When the Taliban totally shut down the poppy/opium/heroin industry; they essentially signed their country’s death warrant. Between the CIA and their Bank$ter overlords, the heroin industry is their biggest, off the books, money-maker…totally unaccountable.

    Even, should the so-called Biden plan to remove U$ troops from Afghanistan by 9-11-21; thousands of U$/CIA controlled mercenaries will remain in order to protect the precious opium crop and their number one cash cow.

    These killers for hire are extremely well paid, with the largest numbers as well as their command and control structure being safely trained as U$ special forces operatives from one “service” or another. Many of them are psychopathic/sociopathic and were chosen for their careers on the basis of psychological evaluation tests that indicated they are not influenced by moral ethics and can be relied upon to assault, kill, capture and torture on command. They are in it for the money and to get their jollies. For them, Afghanistan is an open shooting-gallery and their enemies are anyone who are virtually any individuals they may encounter.

    • Agree: annamaria
  340. Schuetze says:
    @Majority of One

    Josip Broz (aka Tito) was a Croatian Communist.

    Your patronizing and condescending manner are really insufferable. You really don’t have to come at me with kindergarten level facts acting like a typical poseur, and then assume that I am not aware of them. This is why I usually don’t bother replying to your comments, that and the fact that they are always laced with insults.

    the more level-headed of the Croats should have pushed for a Swiss style confederation

    This is exactly what I have been saying this entire thread, you dolt. Annamaria switched into her typical Karen mode with me when I explained this to Seraphim.

    • Replies: @Majority of One
  341. FB says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    I wouldn’t say a glide ratio of 20 is ‘wildly’ optimistic. I would say it is possible, just by ‘eyeball’ calculation. But I am putting that as the maximum, and yes, that is on the optimistic side.

    Weight has no bearing on maximum glide ratio, which is merely the ratio of lift force to drag force, which is determined purely by the aerodynamics.

    If you have more weight on the same aircraft, the only thing that changes is that your best glide SPEED increases [and the reverse if you are carrying less weight]. But the max glide ratio stays the same, as long as you fly at the right speed for that particular weight.

    This is why sailplanes often carry water ballast, so they can glide at a faster speed with the additional weight. This way they can more readily zoom over to the next thermal, which is a kind of ‘elevator’ of rising air that forms under a high cumulus cloud. These thermals are used by soaring birds like eagles and vultures that almost never flap their wings, they just glide from one elevator to the next and use this natural lift to ascend. That is why they circle, in order to stay in these shafts of rising air. Sailplanes do the same thing to gain altitude.

    Now what does happen at the higher weight and higher speed is that you come down more quickly, as measured by TIME, ie your sink rate, which is a measure of height lost per second or minute. But you still cover the same amount of ground, because you are also covering ground more quickly. So the glide ratio doesn’t change, since it’s strictly a measure of distance.

    A strong determinant of glide ratio is wing aspect ratio, which is the ratio of span to chord, the width of the wing panel. Again, just by eyeballing, this vehicle would seem to have an AR that is pretty high, with those slender wing panels. But also there is going to be interference drag where the two scissor-like wing panels meet near the tip. It is far from an ideal glider.

    Without doing actual number crunching on this thing, the best you can do is a ballpark. It could even be as low as 10, which is about what you have with most small propeller aircraft. A large passenger jet is going to be closer to 20. Some of the bleeding edge sailplanes will be over 50.

    Here’s a Swift S1 sailplane with a glide ratio of 30.

    You can review some of the basic info on glide ratio in the wiki article here.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  342. Fred777 says:
    @anastasia

    Putin may not go into Donbass, but there are a Russian hardliners who will if they see their people being slaughtered.

  343. FB says: • Website
    @Schuetze

    I have had the pleasure of working in teams with several Poles over the years.

    Big deal. Like I said, you have ZERO actual experience in the region. Your globalist ranting about Serbs and Russians is complete bullshit that has nothing to do with reality on the ground.

    I have no interest in conversing with a clown that needs to lower his pitch by a couple of octaves to even be responded to. But I have already said that what the comprador elites do has nothing at all to do with how the majority of the people feel. No ordinary folks even in Poland clamored for joining Nato, and you will find all kinds of pro-Russian Poles if you had ever actually had the experience of going there and talking to people.

    You are one sick puppy with your toxic, anti-Slav garbage. I doubt very much you would be voicing such crap in the physical presence of any Slav. Hence the keyboard warrior stunts here.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Troll: Schuetze
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  344. Schuetze says:
    @FB

    “No ordinary folks even in Poland clamored for joining Nato”

    What a pompous ass you are.

    • Troll: Alfred
  345. Schuetze says:
    @FB

    You are so obsessed and engorged with your own mental masturbation that you not only don’t notice, but don’t even care, that all your posts are completely irrelevant to the topic of the thread.

    • Disagree: Commentator Mike
    • Troll: Harold Smith, Alfred
  346. FB says: • Website
    @showmethereal

    I have to again stress that these kinds of ‘sources’ are completely useless. None of these people has any clue about the technical aspects of aeronautics or airmanship.

    The best you can hope for is that in some cases they will report on actual statements from people in the military or industry that should, in theory, know what they are talking about. But often these qualified people also have an agenda, and are using the media to push that.

    A good example is the F35 program, where you have military pilots and Lockheed pilots etc that are carefully chosen to be going along with the program. They do this to advance their careers obviously, so really they have sold out and can’t be taken seriously. And then when they go to these clowns in the media and sing the praises of this aircraft, those clowns have no technical knowledge to actually dig a little and provide some kind of intelligent filter.

    The entire ‘stealth’ thing is a complete charade. That’s not just me saying it, even though I do possess the technical training to know the nuts and bolts of how the physics actually works [and doesn’t work]. But it was people like USAF Colonel Riccioni, who was not only a legendary test pilot, but also a doctorate-level aerospace engineer and professor of engineering at USAFA. Twenty years ago he debunked thoroughly and using complete science and physics the ‘stealth’ nonsense.

    Pierre Sprey is another such guy. He doesn’t have the formal science credentials of a Col Riccioni, but they worked together for decades and were the people responsible for bringing the F16 to life…including a few other notable guys. Both the F35 and F22 are turkeys, although the F22 at least has acceptable performance on the level of the F15 [the F35 doesn’t even have acceptable performance].

    But even the F22 is not any kind of step forward, in fact it is so maintenance-intensive that it loses any practical use as a warplane. Riccioni said that 15 years ago and it has proved correct, since it has never actually seen any kind of action. Any airplane that needs 50 hours of maintenance for one hour of flight time is a hangar queen.

    So when I look at that article you pointed to, it is just ridiculous that they put the S500 as some kind of ‘answer’ to the F35 and F22 turkeys. The answer to those airplanes was built back in the 1950s, and used by Serbia to kill two stealth aircraft that were actually much stealthier than those two.

    The S500 is a system that is mainly designed to shoot down ICBMs, not aircraft. Yes it could fill a role to take out key air assets at long range like airborne early warning aircraft [AWACS] and other such key support assets. The Russian military sources do give a number of 600 km as its maximum missile range, which is definitely expanding the state of the art. I see no r4eason to doubt that number.

    But there is one important point that these goofy articles have never woken up to. These air defense systems comprise numerous elements, not just missiles. When the S400 came out nearly 20 years ago, it included better radars which were also used to upgrade existing S300 systems. Also better software and things like that, so today those Russian domestic-spec S300s are really using all of the technology that came with the S400 program. In the same way the improved hardware from the S500 is going to be applied to existing S400s, in fact it probably already has.

    And the other key thing to remember is that INTEGRATED air defense means that you have short-range, medium-range, and long range systems all networked together. This is what makes it powerful.

    In any case, I will be putting up more material hopefully on the entire air power vs air defense topic because what I have provided so far is really just scratching the surface. There is much much more, and some key technical things that are important.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  347. Schuetze says:

    “When the S400 came out nearly 20 years ago, it included better radars which were also used to upgrade existing S300 systems. Also better software and things like that, so today those Russian domestic-spec S300s are really using all of the technology that came with the S400 program.”

    Anybody using a modern cell phone or other high tech piece of equipment knows that this is bullshit from a self proclaimed know it all.

    Older cellphones cannot be upgrade from, say, Andriod 8 to 11, because the hardware is not compatible. Replacement of one component cascades into replacement of other components in a cascade of complexity. Now throw in different versions for different lands and hardware encompassing 20 years of production. An S300 is not a 2020 Tesla model S receiving a software upgrade. You are full of shit. The complexity involved escalates exponentially.

    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @FB
  348. bronek says:
    @PokeTheTruth

    Whoever controls the air controls the war. At the beginning of Eurocide II Berlin ruled the sky. Once the allies took over the heavens the war was over. Kiev has no Air Force to speak of. In simple terms, within hours the Russian Air Force could occupy Ukraine.

    As for the all the innuendos pertaining to city of Lions (Lwow), it was culturally Polish for centuries. BTW, I’ve spent a great deal of time there and must confess that it’s a beautiful place.

    I’ve also spoken with some of the Ukr-Nazis. They’re living in the 1930s. Many are more than just simply nationalists. They’re scary. In the scope of things the majority of them are intellectually limited and actually believe that they are more powerful than they really could ever possibly be. They were a danger not only to others, but to their own environment. When speaking to them, one could envision the idiots who sacrificed Berlin and countless thousands of German and Slavic lives because they were “going to hold off the allies.”

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  349. Alfred says:
    @Schuetze

    You are full of shit.

    Projection. Look in a mirror. 🙂

  350. FB says: • Website
    @Schuetze

    Did I just hear a GNAT passing wind?

    Like your bloviating about a part of the world you have never actually stepped foot in, now you want to bloviate about military tech that you have even less clue about?

    The upgrading of those air defense systems, and every other piece of military technology, including F16 jets and others, works exactly as I said.

    New, improved jet engines are installed in old airframes. New missiles, new avionics, radars, software, literally everything is CONSTANTLY UPGRADED. Those things are expressly designed from the get-go to be upgradable as improvements and better components come online. Even a little bit of googling before spouting off would have at least given you the FIRST CLUE!

    This stuff isn’t designed to work like throwaway consumer garbage that’s pumped out of factories in Taiwan, which should be obvious even to a halfwit.

    When I want to hear about updating an android phone, I’ll let you know…okay Shitzhead?

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
    , @Schuetze
  351. bronek says:
    @FB

    I greatly enjoyed your commentary. Thank you. I also spent time in East Germany. I had many friends there and almost married a German gal. I lived in Warsaw and greatly loved being among Europeans. We never saw the anti-white racial strife as seen in the United States. Life is strange. Sometimes one wonders if it had not been for the revolution would one of have died and raised children in Poland. If so, one never would have had to wonder if great grandchildren would be safe and/or of European heritage… Once again thank you. I hope you continue to contribute on UNZ.

    • Replies: @FB
  352. FB says: • Website
    @bronek

    Thank you so much, friend!

    You know, when I first arrived as a student, suitcase in hand, behind the so-called ‘iron curtain,’ I knew only what our western propaganda had put into my head. I was soon to find out that everything I thought I ‘knew’ was completely upside down. It was a completely different way of life, so civilized. The family I stayed with had two kids of their own, both in university and about my age.

    I soon came to envy this relaxed and orderly way of life. No one worried about mortgages or interest rates, which didn’t exist, or how to pay tuition or medical, which were of course free. On the surface, it would seem people had less than our western lifestyle where you can buy a big house and several cars on credit. But there is no substitute for peace of mind knowing that no one could ever kick you out of your home or your job, and that you have real rights to those things. Not just on paper, but that your actual human needs as a family were guaranteed in law. People lived very well, no worse in any way than my family did back home, but without the constant financial worry and insecurity.

    That was the happiest time of my life. It’s how people should live. I don’t think we will ever see a properly functioning society like that here in the west. Where you can actually trust people because you know they have the same ideas about family and culture and being a decent person and living a dignified life. Real values.

    Today, it is all catch as catch can. Some kind of ripoff game controlled by the most greedy people and the manipulation of money and people are nothing more than livestock to be profited on by the money elite. A terrible way of life we have. Look at West Germany. Right away the US architects made that a country where they needed to bring in millions of people from Turkey, so they could make DOLLARS! That has been going on 60 years now. There is no going back. And for what?

    There are unfortunately some real clowns on this forum who like to scream about things in which they have no actual knowledge or experience. They don’t actually know what they don’t know, as Dunning and Kruger wrote in their landmark study, ‘Unskilled and Unaware of It.’

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @Jazman
    , @Schuetze
  353. Jazman says:
    @FB

    Those clowns must be reading and learning from propaganda site called PragerU
    Recently they had article defending usage of nuclear weapon vs Japan like they actually saved lives lol more Japanese and Americans would die if real invasion happened
    That is just sick

    • Agree: FB
  354. Seraphim says:
    @Schuetze

    The Kaiser might have wanted peace (on German terms), but eventually he yielded to the German and Austrian Pan-Germanists desire for war against the ‘Slavs’, to establish a pure ‘German Reich’ in Central Europe and expand in the East. Serbia was a stumbling block in the way of these grandiose dreams. Franz Ferdinand who was intent to reform the Austro-Hungarian Empire by creating the ‘United States of Greater Austria’ and was sympathetic to the ‘Slavs’ (he was married to a ‘Slav’) to whom he wanted to give the same rights in the Empire, was another stumbling block. FF was known for his anti-Magyar and anti-Semitic stance and was opposed to any risky Austrian adventure in the Balkans which may provoke a war with Russia. The problem of Magyar chauvinism and of the Transylvanian Romanians and the role that FF was preparing for them wouldn’t cross your mind.
    The idea of unification of the South Slavs was proposed by the Croats first and it had to be realized in the frame of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
    On the other hand, it was the pro-Turkish policy and the determination of the Kaiser to ‘counter’ the Russians whenever and wherever and dictate their foreign policy (and Austria’s as well), which aggravated the conflicts in the Balkans. In his own words in 1913: ”Turkey is to be reorganized and to be given a lift under all circumstances. She is to be protected from decay and partition! Reorganization of the army, the navy, police, etc., refortification of the capital, Istanbul, because of the threatening vicinity of the Bulgarian frontiers. Istanbul shall remain unconditionally Turkish and shall remain the residence of the sultan”.
    It was his dismissal of the stark warning of the British that in case of Germany war with France they will not remain neutral, his irrational over evaluation of monarchic solidarity with Russia, his unreasonable trust in Italian and Rumanian support, his ignorance of the effect of the forces of nationalism in Austria-Hungary and in the Orient that made him to take the fateful decision to declare war on Russia.
    And there were the Germans who wanted the oil fields of Persia and Irak and the Russian ones (and Romanian).

    • Replies: @Schuetze
    , @Alfred
  355. @FB

    You are doing a good job, worthy, even when your opponent is imbecil.
    All I am only curious about the funny pictures.
    Are you drawing them by yourself?

    • Replies: @FB
  356. @Schuetze

    Yeah, Schuetzkorps, You’re no dummy, but plenty twisted when it comes to Russia and Serbia, prime targets of the Evil Empire. The enemy’s friend is not mine.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  357. @bronek

    Jung said Europe suffered a ‘psychic epidemic’ in the 20s and 30s, due, I suppose, to the loss of faith in various philosophies and institutions. Today’s psychic epidemic, although I do prefer ‘psychopathic epidemic’, is easily explained. The West, having peaked, perhaps permanently, in terms of culture, art and thought, around the time of WW1, suffered a serious psychic blow from that monstrous, pointless, carnage, and the revolutionary upheavals, and reactionary responses thereafter. WW2 was even bloodier, and saw the rise of the greatest force for Evil, ever, the USA, to a position of unrivalled dominance, which its rulers abused as an ‘exorbitant privilege’ to enrich themselves at the expense of the rest of the world, save their Atlanticist stooges.
    After the defeat, really the surrender, of the Soviet, in order to avert thermo-nuclear Armageddon, in 1989, the ‘Gods Upon the Earth’ really thought that they had fashioned a ‘liberal democratic Free Market’ Reich that would last a thousand years and fill the galaxy with its glory. Unfortunately the seeds of its self-destruction were already fully germinated and sprouting thanks to Nixon’s abjuring the Gold Standard in 1971, and going full fiat with the petro-dollar guaranteeing US economic dominance and the devastation of the Third World in the Washington Consensus debt trap.
    Dear Ronny furthered the process with his one-sided class warfare, debt engorgement, military gargantuanism and gigantic deficits, the process now hitting ionospheric levels. The society has crumbled-workers have received no real pay increases for forty years, medical expenses impoverish or kill millions, tens of millions are destitute, hundreds of thousands homeless living in utter squalor, popular kultur vulgar, debased, derivative, venal and self-parodic, millions are drug addicted, tens of millions metabolic cripples, life expectancy falling etc, etc, etc. Yet this monstrous sewer of horrors still has the effing audacity to declare itself the perfect example that all others MUST follow, or be subverted, sanctioned and militarily attacked into compliance.
    Meanwhile, China, where the US pulled off the prototype Colour Revolution in 1989, with no success but to alert the Chinese to the treachery of the Exceptionals, has pulled off the greatest economic, cultural, social, scientific and technological renaissance in history. The contrast between the putrescent, necrotic West, and the resurgent East is too much for the Western elites’ reptilian brains to take. This success must be destroyed, as it is an affront to Western superiority, guaranteed by ‘God’ and other Bronze Age celestial psychopaths, ‘monsters from the Id’ one and all, from Yahweh to the Bibistein monster. These daemons will shortly see us all off, because Russia, China, Iran et al, ain’t going to surrender to Evil nonentities.

    • Agree: Alfred, Olivier1973
    • Thanks: annamaria
    • Replies: @Majority of One
  358. @Majority of One

    In the break-up of Yugoslavia it was paramount that service to the Third Reich and the Vatican during WW2 be rewarded. So Slovenia and Croatia were favoured, and Bosnia, although the service there was only to the Reich, and Serbia scapegoated. The economic example of a form of socialism in action also had to be destroyed. Later Kosovo, where the Imperial servants were Islamist jihadist butchers, human organ, drug and sex traffickersm saw the same sort of operation. Evil triumphant, yet again.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike, FB
  359. @Schuetze

    Radio Ustashe is so boringly predictable.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
    • LOL: FB
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  360. Schuetze says:
    @Seraphim

    “The Kaiser might have wanted peace (on German terms), but eventually he yielded to the German and Austrian Pan-Germanists desire for war against the ‘Slavs’, establish a pure ‘German Reich’ in Central Europe and expand in the East. Serbia was a stumbling block in the way of these grandiose dreams.”

    Serbia is to the South, not the East. East of Germany was Russia, with its massive steamroller army. The implication of your statement is that the Kaiser and “Pan Germanists” were planning war on Serbia before the assassination. I sincerely doubt that Germany was, although there were certainly Austrians like Hötzendorf who wanted to deal with the “Pan Serbians” sooner rather than later . Can you back up this statement?

    The problem of Magyar chauvinism and of the Transylvanian Romanians and the role that FF

    What was FF planning for the “Transylvanian Romanians”?

    On the other hand, it was the pro-Turkish policy and the determination of the Kaiser to ‘counter’ the Russians whenever and wherever and dictate their foreign policy (and Austria’s as well), which aggravated the conflicts in the Balkans.

    Clearly in light of what happened in 1914, the Kaiser was correct about what the Tsar had in mind, which was getting control of Constantinople and the Bosphorus. This is why the Tsar was supporting the Black Hand and the “Pan Serbians”.

    “It was his dismissal of the stark warning of the British that in case of Germany war with France they will not remain neutral”

    The implication here is that you blame Germany for forcing England to declare war by invading France, but not Russia for mobilizing to attack Austria in order to support Serbias pan-slavic ambitions.

    “his ignorance of the effect of the forces of nationalism in Austria-Hungary and in the Orient that made him to take the fateful decision to declare war on Russia.”

    Russia had secretly started a “partial mobilization” weeks prior to the full mobilization on July 29. The Kaiser tried to get the Tsar to stop preparing the Russian steamroller.

    There was a long chain of events leading to the war declaration. The assassination of FF can certainly be considered to be the “fateful decision”, and this decision was not the first attempt by the Serbians, with support of Russia, to incite a war.

    In any case all these countries and their leaders were pawns in a far larger game being played by the “hidden elites” for various nefarious purposes, one being the genocide and destruction of European civilization. To try to pin all the blame on Germany is as wrong now as it was at Versailles, or at Nuremberg. Ignorance of the truth facilitates these secret elites in their construction of fake narratives.

  361. Schuetze says:
    @Majority of One

    “Russia and Serbia, prime targets of the Evil Empire. The enemy’s friend is not mine.”

    You assume that since I insist on telling the truth about their sordid past and the lies that Serbians and Russians tell themselves, that I support the “Evil Empire”. This is incorrect. The issue here is that Russians and Serbians have a macho proclivity for empire and this is why their neighbors fear them. This is one of the primary reasons that the planet has to suffer the abuse of Nato. You Russophiles should consider this when you watch the May 1st (day of communism) “victory parades” in Moscow. This will merely make Europeans want to keep Nato even more.

  362. Alfred says:
    @Seraphim

    made him to take the fateful decision to declare war on Russia.

    False.

    The Russians started their irreversible mobilisation months earlier. Germany was the last country to declare war and mobilise.

    Suggested reading:

    • Thanks: Schuetze
    • Replies: @Seraphim
  363. Schuetze says:
    @FB

    “Did I just hear a GNAT passing wind?”

    You really are a pompous ass.

    New, improved jet engines are installed in old airframes.

    A jet airplane is a different beast than a rocket, the jet engine and airframe will be used thousands of times, the missile only once. If you replace the rocket engine and “new avionics, radars, software” then you have an S400 not an S300. But you can’t.

    If you leave the old rocket engine, then I will guarantee than many of the old electronics and electro-mechanical components will remain as well. Sure, some components could me upgraded, but without replacing ALL the electronics the new software would not be backwards compatible, and certain software components could/would have to be back ported. Just like with Android. You wrote:

    “Also better software and things like that, so today those Russian domestic-spec S300s are really using all of the technology that came with the S400 program.”

    Sorry, the old S300 would be “improved”, but still be unable to use ALL the S400 technology, especially without new rocket motors. They are completely different missiles, from wiki:

    The S-400 Triumf (Russian С-400 «Триумф», formerly known as the S-300PMU-3/С-300ПМУ-3, NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler) was introduced in 1999 and features a new, much larger missile. The new complex is totally different.

  364. Schuetze says:
    @FB

    “That was the happiest time of my life. It’s how people should live. I don’t think we will ever see a properly functioning society like that here in the west. “

    lol. You communists really are insufferable. All those eastern Europeans had it so good that in 1989 they stormed the Stasi with machine pistols and the Berlin wall in order to escape paradise. The really sad irony here is that the only technology that the East Germans brought to the west was the Stasi. We are getting a really good taste of that with all these lockdowns and “contact tracing”.

    Here are some highlights of Communist technology that FB is clearly very proud of. Maybe he even helped design them:

    Your apartment

    The car you get to wait 10 years for in order to own.

    • Replies: @FB
  365. Schuetze says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    okay climatard. So you don’t like what Britannica says about how the Serbs persecuted the Croats. You probably have your panties in a bunch because you think Britannica aren’t sufficiently hysterical about global warming, like yourself. I hope you have both of your masks on while entering your comments.

  366. FB says: • Website
    @Schuetze

    Look, idiot…the East Germans had nothing to do with storming the wall or the Stasi building. That was the west German BLM-type rioters that were going nuts…while East Berliners mostly stayed at home, completely in disbelief that Gorby sold them down the river. You know diddly squat about this.

    Like I said already, start first by reading Dunning Kruger for some insights into the kind of help you need. Then when you actually KNOW something, or at least have a clue about how much you still have to learn, then you may come back here.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  367. FB says: • Website
    @Zarathustra

    Ha ha, no I don’t draw those cartoons myself. I just enjoy them! Cheers!

    • Thanks: Zarathustra
  368. Schuetze says:
    @FB

    What dark crevasse on your body do you pull your pompous lies out of?

    East Berliners staying at home

    https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/thousands-of-east-germans-stream-through-the-berlin-wall-a-few-days-picture-id527012850

    Just look at all these West Germans driving Wartburgs trying to escape through Check Point Charlie to get into East Berlin after the Wende:

    View post on imgur.com



    Typical west German BLM-type rioters
    West Germans breaking into Leipzig to protest
    These are NOT East German Police breaking down the wall. I repeat, NOT east Germans.

    • Replies: @FB
    , @Zarathustra
  369. @FB

    Yes I did read about the F22 and 35’s maintenance problems. On that note – the B1B bombers have been grounded. I read they are also being rapidly retired from service because of maintenance issues. yeah – it doesn’t make sense having all those expensive toys and can’t use them. Most rich guys with a Ferrari keep it as a trophy and for “weekend driving”. They don’t keep them as daily drivers. US taxpayers are fleeced by the military having too many “Ferraris” (old school ones at that).

    Regarding the S500 – actually that publication did a few other articles about integrated air defense – that does sound a lot like what you describe. I can’t say who their sources are though… But they did sound similar.

  370. FB says: • Website
    @Schuetze

    You’re the one pulling strings out your ass.

    Majority of East Germans Oppose Reunification, Poll Shows–AP

    Dec 16, 1989–A poll of East Germans commissioned by West German media showed 71 percent of those surveyed oppose German reunification, according to results available Saturday.

    For 16 years after the war there was no wall. Tens of thousands of East Berliners commuted daily to jobs in West Berlin, returning each evening. Cross border commuters in the Berlin area 1948–1961

    …about 122,000 West Berliners were employed in East Berlin or the surrounding Berlin area… while 76,000 East Berliners worked in the western Sectors of Berlin

    Border commuters at Berlin S-Bahnhof Düppel, on the southern border of West Berlin and the Brandenburg district of the GDR, 1955.

    The west was deliberately poaching professionals and skilled workers that had been educated at the expense of the east. In addition, they used this cross-border commuting to carry out criminal sabotage of farms, factories and public works.

    The United States and its agents used explosives, arson, short circuiting, and other methods to damage power stations, shipyards, canals, docks, public buildings, gas stations, public transportation, bridges, etc; they derailed freight trains, seriously injuring workers; burned 12 cars of a freight train and destroyed air pressure hoses of others; used acids to damage vital factory machinery; put sand in the turbine of a factory, bringing it to a standstill; set fire to a tile-producing factory; promoted work slow-downs in factories; killed 7,000 cows of a co-operative dairy through poisoning; added soap to powdered milk destined for East German schools; were in possession, when arrested, of a large quantity of the poison cantharidin with which it was planned to produce poisoned cigarettes to kill leading East Germans…

    The Berlin wall, was put up mainly to keep US saboteurs OUT.

    After the wall was put up, many people who wanted to emigrate were allowed to do so. Many of them came right back.

    The West German government said that 14,300 East Germans had gone back over the previous 10 years.

    The Berlin Wall: Another Cold War Myth

    Look, this is going to be my last reply to your silly ass. I see you’re already shrieking over at the other thread. You have serious mental problems with self-control. Rarely have I come across such a complete idiot.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  371. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Thanks, MM: This cri de Coeur is one of the most telling and comprehensive of your many messagings on Unz.

    Though I reside in the U$, I am very down about the shit, sad, sorry about the state of the Union, this ruptured republic which had been sold down the river by a corrupted Congre$$ of Radical Republicans in their egregious Act of 1871 which was enacted to satisfy the City of London Bank$ters, led by the u$uriou$, $u$pect$, the Rottenchild Crime Clan. During the Civil War, loans from those shy$ter$ were denominated with interest rates in the 30% range.

    Resultant from that egregious Act of Congre$$, the American people were made into surety for those loans, ultimately resulting in the Income Tax Act and the biggie, the utterly contra-Constitutional establishment of the “Federal” Reserve Bank on 12-23-13 by a non-quorum covey of corrupted Congre$$-Critter$ and a blackmailed Pretzeldunce Thomas Woodrow Wil$on.

    Adding extreme insult to injury, that Act of 1871 effectually superseded the Constitution through its establishment of the United $tate$ of America CORPORATION, under the corporate laws of the state of Dupont, headquartered in the city of Dover.

    Yes, my use of dollar $ign$ in place of the letter “S” can be difficult hurdles for many to manage, as they do tend to break up the flow of discourse. However, there is reason behind the “madness”. On a subconscious level, those symbols etch themselves deeply into the more connected levels of multidimensional cognition. In other words, it is my considered belief that they stick. Whenever I employ that $ymbol, the implicit meaning is that the Bank$ter Federal Re$erve note is the primary agency determinant of the rupturing of the Republic.

    As a recovering journalist, I am kinda a stickler on paragraphs. Even more off-putting than my use of that Fed $ symbol; run-on paragraphs can result in a certain level of constipative comprehension. Some posters have little understanding of the power of paragraphs in furthering the flow.

    Also, I must apologize for my many neologisms. It is my considered belief that word-play calculated to enhance meaning can tend to supersede the pedantic grammarians who doggedly adhere to the Chicago Book of Style. Academicists love that instructional manual, however. In my personal experience, academicists are mired in a monodimensional marsh and rarely are to be found guilty of possessing more than an elementary relationship towards creativity.

    • Agree: GeeBee
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  372. Schuetze says:
    @FB

    You lie and deflect like a communist.

    A poll of East Germans commissioned by West German media showed 71 percent of those surveyed oppose German reunification,

    The breaking down of the Berlin Wall was definitely not the same thing as reunification. All your drivel about the history of the wall is completely irrelevant to what happened in 1989, and completely false anyway. Your counterpunch article could come direct out of Pravda. East Berlin, East Germany, and all of Eastern Europe were desperate, and delighted, to get the wall and the entire communist system torn down and to be allowed to travel to the west. Your incessant shrieking lies are getting extremely tiresome. You have serious mental problems and a cavalier attitude to the truth. Rarely have I come across such a complete buffoon.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
    , @Malla
    , @Malla
  373. Seraphim says:
    @Alfred

    I recommend you read serious histories of WW1, written by historians. Seminal in this respect is Fritz Fischer’s ”Griff nach der Weltmacht: Die Kriegszielpolitik des kaiserlichen Deutschland 1914–1918” (published in English as ”Germany’s Aims in the First World War”), ”Krieg der Illusionen (War of Illusions), ”Bündnis der Eliten” (From Kaiserreich to Third Reich) and ”Hitler war kein Betriebsunfall” (Hitler Was No Chance Accident).
    Also a classic: ”Brest-Litovsk : The Forgotten Peace, March 1918, by John W. Wheeler-Bennett, 1938.
    A knowledge, even a notch above the pamphletist approach, of Russian and Balkanic histories, would help, but I know that this is precisely what people chose to not do. ‘Nelsonian knowledge’, ‘Wilful blindness’, ‘Contrived ignorance’! It is so much easier to read cloak and dagger novels like ‘Hidden History’.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
    , @Alfred
  374. @Schuetze

    Grass is always greener on the other side of the hill.

  375. Schuetze says:
    @Seraphim

    I linked twice above and quoted to Docherty and Macgregor. If you think their book is a pamphletist or a cloak and dagger novel, and if your are half as smart as you think you are, then why didn’t you refute their findings?

    Historians are like scientists who are like politicians. Not only do they all think they are really, really smart, they also are almost all whores who do what they are told, write what they are paid for and don’t write when their paymasters, and publishers, tell them not to.

    The Docherty and Macgregor “Hidden History” goes to sources like Anthony Sutton to try to piece together the information that mainstream historians refuse to delve into. Take 9/11 as an example, there are plenty historians who will tell you every detail about Bin Laden’s life and the 19 “hijackers” without even mentioning the dancing Israelis or even Building 7.

    Many curious readers at UR have figured out that the histories that main stream historians tell us are merely narrative confirmation. Churchill’s self glorifying book about WWII would be a prime example of a book chock full important truths, but absolutely useless when it comes to finding out what was really happening.

    If you have read books that tell a truer history than “hidden history”, then why don’t you get one out and quote from it, or at least provide enough detail so that we can evaluate them instead of pontificating to us from on top of your brainiac mountain.

    As a final note, I refuse to buy anything from Amazon and live in a country where shipping books from the US is very expensive. Just just providing a listing of books as proof of your argument carries absolutely zero weight, in my book. Archive.org has thousands of books that people can read on line, Ron Unz has a good collection too. You are humbly invited to provide links to online material that everyone can affordably access to support your contentions.

  376. Alfred says:
    @Seraphim

    I recommend you read serious histories of WW1, written by historians.

    The only “historian” I trust at present is David Irving. But WW1 was not his speciality I think.

    Can you give us a logical reason for the UK dumping its friendly relationship with Germany in 1905 and starting a media campaign against German that lasted for decades? Meanwhile, the traditional enemy of England, France, was enrolled into the Entente Cordiale.

    The book I referred to is replete with references to official documents that confirm its thesis.

    • Replies: @Seraphim
  377. Seraphim says:
    @Alfred

    Well, all the ‘logical’ (and above all historical reasons) have been covered comprehensively in the book I quoted. All the ‘findings’ of Docherty and Macgregor were known facts before they were born. Nothing was new. They try to refute what was known, not the other way round.
    Flogging dead horses is an exercise in futility. You waste your time (an partially ours).

    • Disagree: Schuetze
  378. Robjil says:

    This article is about how the “holocaust denial” law works in Russia. The trial of Roman Yushov is a good indication how it works. It is different than western European laws about the big 6.

    https://russia-insider.com/en/history/holohoax-denial-not-illegal-russia-contrary-many-news-reports/ri27711

    He had three trials. His case was a test case of the law.

    However, Roman Yushkov, a Russian nationalist from Perm, the law’s first test case, was tried on the grounds of “inciting ethnic hatred.” Yushkov used his VK account to attack the “conclusions” of the Nuremberg Tribunal. In particular, he rejected the “six million”claim. According to the western-financed, liberal SOVA Center, he stated on both his VK and Facebook pages, “Jews! Return the money to the Germans you stole by fraud by the “Holocaust [of the] six millions Jews!” His articles were less emotional and conformed to the basic standards of journalism long lost in the west.

    In his last trial, he was acquitted. No one is in jail in Russia for this law.

    He had no fewer than three trials. Since this sort of case has never been tried in Russia before, the trial’s procedure was chaotic. The case was brought by the Perm branch of the Chabad Hasidic sect, who had been quietly colonizing this ancient region of Old Russia. The case was brought by Vladimir Kliner, an Israeli citizen, multi-millionaire and financier of Chabad. His final acquittal came on September 6 2018. His first trial ended in an acquittal, but the second yielded a conviction, for which he was given probation, while and the third overturned that. Today, he’s a free man.

    The law is mostly about the Red army battles of WWII.

    Furthermore, the nature of this law is completely different from how it was presented by most writers in the west. It was never a “Holocaust denial” law. The condemnation of “Putin” on this, as always, is based on rumor. It was Medvedev’s project, not Putin’s and, in addition, it wasn’t aimed at the Jews at all. It was a patriotic law – of a sort. Its condemnation in the west proves that.

    • Thanks: Schuetze, Levtraro
  379. @Schuetze

    Serious question. If you doubt FB’s testimony (I have no clue personally)…. Help me understand why Angela Merkel – the leader of a unified Germany said growing up in East Germany (which her parents chose to migrate too from West Germany) – was “comfortable”?

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  380. Schuetze says:
    @showmethereal

    Because she is a commie liar like FB. Her father, a protestant minister, migrated to East Germany from the west. Communists despise Christians, yet he led a comfortable life. Why? He was a spy and an apparatchik. Merkel herself was Stasi. So like everything coming out of FB’s mouth, what she says are lies. She has imported millions of useless invaders to fulfil the Kalergi plan, she is a life time actor for the secret elites, she has played a major role in the genocide of Germany.

    • Replies: @Olivier1973
  381. @Schuetze

    But one very big issue here is Crimea. Crimea does not belong in Ukraine…. OR RUSSIA. It should be its own independent country.

    Who are you to decide to which country Crimea should belong at the place of the Crimean people?

    The Crimeans decided by themselves. They are mostly Russians. People who want to decide the fate of others are the worst of humanity, they should locked up definitively.

    Inside the Federation and with its support, Crimea has a lot of independancy.

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  382. @Schuetze

    I have had the pleasure of working in teams with several Poles over the years. Every one of them reacted viscerally whenever Katyn Forest was mentioned. I also worked with a Hungarian who felt the same way as the Poles.

    Asinus asinum fricat.

    You proved nothing except that you hate Russians.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  383. Schuetze says:
    @Olivier1973

    The Crimeans, if one believes the “vote”, decided that faced with the choice between the Judeo-Russian Empire and the Judeo-Ukrainian empire that they would rather side with the Judeo-Russians. I would have too.

    Now if Western Ukraine was allowed to secede along with Odessa, Donbas, Ossetia, Mariupol and form a confederation of independent states with trade agreements and a common defense policy, would Crimea, having been given a free and fair vote, ununfluenced by Russian bribes, have decided to leave Russia and become an independent state?

    Russians represent 60% of the Crimean population. Assuming that 100% of the non-Russians would have wanted to be free of Russian domination and Russian militarism, then if 20% of the Russians voted for Crimean independence then they would have had a majority. My guess is that at least 20% of the Russians in Crimea don’t particularly like Putin, so I would bet than in these circumstances Crimea would have seceded from both the Judeo-Ukrainian empire and the Judeo-Russian empire.

    • Replies: @Olivier1973
  384. Malla says:
    @Schuetze

    I wonder if you have checked out this youtube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXTAMdHwvWdmFyOlQmEtpQ
    The Ushanka Show

    It is about a guy Sergei who was born in the USSR in 1971 but since Since 1999 he is been living in the USA.
    Ushanka Show channel was created to share stories as well as his own recollections about everyday life in the USSR. He has a book “American Diaries 1995”
    Neither pro-Soviet nor anti-Soviet. Life in the USSR had its own pros and cons compared to say life in the West it seems but it was not a paradise.

    Why Soviet People Had to Wait 9 Years to Buy a Lada Car?
    Great channel, check it out.
    Anyways the interesting thing is, he in one of his video said that he was not a big fan of Lenin and guess what? Capitalist Corporate Jewtube demonetized that video, which left him confused!!!
    Capitalist Western Corporations not likee likee if you criticize Communist Comrade Lenin.!!! Are we surprised???

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  385. @Schuetze

    Now if Western Ukraine was allowed

    If if if if… if my aunt would have balls, she would be my uncle.

    Russian bribes

    Prove it!

    Russians represent 60% of the Crimean population.

    Wrong! 67.9% and 82% speak Russian.

    Assuming

    In your dreams!

    My guess is that at least 20% of the Russians in Crimea

    Not even 10% of the Crimean population do not like Putin! You guess work shows that you take your dream for the reality.

    Especially for you:

    • Thanks: FB
  386. Malla says:
    @Schuetze

    A Russian Guy Anton Lyadov, a dude with real balls of steel, has his travel vblog called “The People” where he visits the most uncommon and dangerous places in the world. Man, one has to admire his courage.
    Check out his video on North Korea. North Korea has slums!!! People who kiss ass of Govt, live well.

    North Korea / The Lies and Truth of Kim Jong Un

    Also his video on Venezuela

    Venezuela / Most Dangerous City on Planet
    Fat Maduro eats steak in Istanbul while his people starve.

    Anton has more videos on N.Korea and Venezuela in English on his channel. Most of his videos are in Russian, only a few are in English though.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6667889/Rich-Kids-Venezuela-including-Socialist-leader-Hugo-Chavezs-daughter-flaunt-wealth.html
    The Rich Kids of Venezuela – including Socialist revolution leader Hugo Chavez’s daughter – flaunt their wealth with fist-fulls of cash and lavish holidays while the nation starves. Rich kids of Venezuela’s socialist elite flash their money and pose with pop-stars.

    Now that Daily mail article might be anti-Venezuela propaganda. That is a possibility but Anton’s video are real.

    • Thanks: Schuetze
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  387. Schuetze says:
    @Malla

    FB and I were discussing Eastern Europe, not Russia. Ushankas explanation that Russia was so big they needed more cars than the factories could build simply does not apply to East Germany, the “pearl” of the Communist World. The Trabant also had a 8-10 year waiting list. It had a 2 cycle 2 cylinder stinky motor bilowing blue smoke, a plastic body, it was a death trap, and very slooooow. The Wartburg was only for rich aparatchiks.

    Ushanka says that there was no motivation to improve production or increase production. This is this wonderful communist system in a nutshell, except Ushanka did not mention crappy quality. It was the same in the high rises where people lived. On the outside it was a complete dump, because no one wanted to put any effort into improve the buildings that belonged to everyone. In the apartments themselves it was very nice.

    The pompous ass FB insists that no one but him knows what went on in Eastern Europe. I lived near Frankfurt am Main in the late 1980’s and made it to Berlin, East and West several times, before and after the Wende. I know a little about how it was, and the Eastern Europeans were desperate for a more western lifestyle.

    At 11:30 Ushanka starts talking about a lady who loved the USSR, but then explained how she worked in a warehouse where she had “access” to everything. That sums it up.

    I have skied Borovets in Bulgaria, about 2006. That is where the aparatchiks could ski like westerners, but it was only for the Bulgarian communist officials, not the Proletarians. It was a fantastic experience, you took a horse draw cart from one side of the town to get to the other mountain. At that time the lifts were still old Tatra lifts made in Czechia: loud, jerky, passengers sqeezed close together. Great food in little stalls spread all through the town. For the communists that got to ski there, life was great. For all the peasants and proletariat life really sucked.

    The big communist hotel in town was crude by western standards, but luxurious by communist standards. It was the only ski resort I have ever skied at where there was a stipper/pole dance club at the bottom of the main run…

    • Agree: Malla
  388. Schuetze says:
    @Malla

    I watched the first one about N. Korea. The vlog style is a little schizophrenic, but it was quite interesting.

    North Korea is the ultimate communist state. I am certain FB would love to live there. It is the USSR and DDR on steroids. The Stasi and KGB have nothing on the glorious North Korea.

    I loved the North Korean May Day parade. It has all those elements Russians love, goose stepping troops, heavy armor, joy in the “peoples victory” over the eeevil USA. FB really should go there. I am certain he could help them design great passenger jets and passenger cars. The sky is the limit for a true communist like FB.

    • LOL: Alfred
    • Replies: @Malla
    , @Alfred
  389. Malla says:
    @Schuetze

    Very true, many of these Communist countries feel like pseudo-feudal nations under the garb of modernisation. Attacking family members for the conduct of an individual!! Koreans tend to take an ideology and take it to an extreme with laser like focus, if you have met Korean Christian preachers, you would know what I mean. Anyways North Korea with all its drawback has some positives as well. They keep their population away from Cultural Marxists (ironic) Judao ghetto globohomo “culture” of the ((West)) and race mixing with low IQ darky folks. Maintaining racial/ethnic purity and all that (no drop of ink in the Han river). Gotta give them points for that.

  390. Steven80 says:
    @Bombercommand

    Here’s a good article about the F-35 program, written by professionals and people actually involved in the program:

    https://www.offiziere.ch/?p=38276

    It seems to me it is an expensive and inneficient piece of machinery. Software and hardware problems, massive operating costs, focus on “stealth” that is not entirely functional, faulty information system (ALIS) designed so that the USA can control who uses the plane that isn’t even working

  391. Alfred says:
    @Schuetze

    North Korea is the ultimate communist state. I am certain FB would love to live there.

    Having nothing useful or constructive to add. Overwhelmed by the logic of @FB, you resort to ad hominems.

    What a loser! 🤣 🪗

    • Agree: Mulga Mumblebrain
    • LOL: FB
  392. @Olivier1973

    Katyn was an abomination, but the Poles murdered were mostly fascists, so the loss, not the tragedy, is lessened. The fewer eastern European fascists the better. They should have been shipped to Yakutia, to count trees.

  393. @Majority of One

    The men who created the USA were the rich men of the colonies, but many of them were prodigious figures, particularly for their time. The education, the literacy, the cogent insights into human behaviour far outdo anything I see anywhere in the present US ‘elites’. The financialisation of the economy, and the rule of the controllers of money, did you in, although the delirium of ‘Manifest Destiny’ and ‘Exceptionalism’ had set the stage, whereby the USA became not the world’s good example, but its bombastic Big Brother. If the USA abjured its drive for global ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’ it would be the best thing ever for the suffering US masses.

  394. @Sally'sDad

    This was the part that was Polish pre-WW and the part where a very large part of the Ukrainian Diaspora hails from. These are the folks that scream the loudest about Ukrainian nationalism, so I do not think they would meek seek to join their little canton to Poland or become a DMZ. Hardball needs to be played with them by Putin (make them look ridiculous with rationality).

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