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On Monday, Putin delivered the annual “Victory Day” speech celebrating Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. The Russian president made none of the hyperbolic pronouncements the media had predicted but, instead, gave a brief recap of the events leading up to the war in Ukraine. There was none of the bravado you’d expect from a leader trying to gin up support for the ongoing war. Putin simply reminded the crowd that he had done everything he could to avoid the bloody conflict in which Russia is currently embroiled. Here’s part of what he said:

“Last December we proposed signing a treaty on security guarantees. Russia urged the West to hold an honest dialogue in search for meaningful and compromising solutions, and to take account of each other’s interests. All in vain. NATO countries did not want to heed us, which means they had totally different plans. And we saw it.”

This is an accurate account of what took place in the months preceding the war. Putin tried to avoid a confrontation by repeatedly asking the US to address Russia’s reasonable security concerns. Unfortunately, the Biden administration brushed off Putin’s demands without even providing a response. The US and NATO insist that Ukraine has every right to choose whatever security arrangement it wants. But that’s clearly not the case. The United States and every nation in NATO have signed treaties (Istanbul in 1999, and Astana in 2010) that stipulate they cannot improve their own security at the expense of others.

The principle underlying these agreements is called “the indivisibility of security”, which means that the security of one state can’t be separated from the security of the others. In practical terms, that means that signatories to these treaties are not free to develop their own military capability to the point where it poses a danger to their neighbors. These terms are especially applicable to Ukraine which is seeking membership in a military alliance that is openly hostile to Russia. NATO membership has always been a “red line” for Putin who has stated repeatedly that he will not allow NATO bases, combat troops and missile sites to be located on Ukrainian soil where they’d be just a stone’s throw from Moscow. As one critic from Texas put it, “You wouldn’t let a rattlesnake make its home on your front porch, would you?” No, you wouldn’t, and neither would Putin. Here’s more from a speech Putin gave in 2007:

“I’m convinced that we have reached the decisive moment when we must seriously think about the architecture of global security. And we must proceed by searching for a reasonable balance between the interests of all participants in the international dialogue.” Munich Security Conference, 2007

For Putin, security has always been the paramount issue. How do we create a world in which ordinary people can feel safe in their homes, their communities and their countries? How do we protect the weaker countries from the constant threat of intervention, invasion or regime change by an impulsive superpower whose behavior is guided by its own material interests and its own insatiable geopolitical ambitions? Concepts like the “indivisibility of security” might appeal to the sensibilities of idealists, but where’s the enforcement mechanism? And, how do we use these grand ideas to rein in an intractable hegemon rampaging across the planet?

These are questions that need to be answered, after all, if the United Nations actually worked the way it is supposed to work, Russia’s demands would have been thoroughly debated at emergency meetings before the first shot was ever fired. But that didn’t happen. International law and global institutions failed again. As everyone knows, most of these institutions have been hijacked by Washington which now uses them to provide a fig leaf of legitimacy for its serial depredations. That’s certainly how they are being used in the current war against Russia.

The western media is also being used as a weapon against Russia. For example, Russia has been universally blamed for starting the war, but Russia did not start the war and everyone on the Security Council knows it. Ukraine started the war, and the Observer Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has collected evidence to prove it. Check out this excerpt from an interview at the Grayzone with Swiss Intelligence officer and NATO advisor, Jacques Baud:

JACQUES BAUD: “I think we have to understand, as you know, that the war in fact hasn’t started on 24 February this year… what led to the decision to launch an offensive in the Donbas was not what happened since 2014. There was a trigger for that…

The first is the decision and the law adopted by Volodymyr Zelensky in March 2021—that means last year—to reconquer Crimea by force…

(And,also,) the intensification of the artillery shelling of the Donbas starting on the 16th of February, and this increase in the shelling was observed, in fact, by the Observer Mission of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe], and t hey recorded this increase of violation, and it’s a massive violation. I mean, we are talking about something that is about 30 times more than what it used to be... On the 16th of February you had a massive increase of violation on the Ukrainian side. So, for the Russians, Vladimir Putin in particular, that was the sign that the operation—the Ukrainian operation—was about to start.

And then everything started; I mean, all the events came very quickly. That means that if we look at the figures, you can see that there’s…. a massive increase from the 16th-17th, and then it reached kind of a maximum on the 18th of February, and that was continuing.

… And that’s why, on the 24th of February when Vladimir Putin decided to launch the offensive, it could invoke Article 51 of the UN Charter that provides for assistance in case of attack.” (“US, EU sacrificing Ukraine to ‘weaken Russia’: fmr. NATO adviser“, The Grayzone)

You can see that by the time Putin invaded Ukraine, the war had already begun. The shelling of ethnic Russians had already intensified by many orders of magnitude. People were being slaughtered in droves, and tens of thousands of refugees were fleeing across the border into Russia. And, all of this had been going on since the 16th of February, a full week before Russia crossed the border. (Moon of Alabama has compiled the data on the bombardment that took place in the Donbas preceding the invasion: “The February 15 report of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded some 41 explosions in the ceasefire areas. This increased to 76 explosions on Feb 16, 316 on Feb 17, 654 on Feb 18, 1413 on Feb 19, a total of 2026 of Feb 20 and 21 and 1484 on Feb 22.”)

So, why does the media keep repeating the lie that Russia started the war when it is clearly false?

The fact is, Putin sent in the troops to put out a fire not to start one. If ever there was a situation where the Responsibility To Protect (R2P) could be justified, it’s in east Ukraine prior to the invasion. 14,000 ethnic Russians had been killed before the shelling began. Should Putin have looked the other way and allowed another 14,000-or-so to be slaughtered without lifting a finger?

No, Putin did what he had to do to save lives and defend Russia’s national security. Even so, he has no territorial ambitions and no desire to recreate the Soviet Empire. His “special military operation” is, in fact, a defensive operation designed to remove emerging threats that could no longer be ignored. Putin’s 83% public approval rating proves that the Russian people understand what he is doing and fully support him. (A political leader would never garner that level of support if the people thought he had launched a war of aggression.)

Some readers might remember that –before sending in the tanks– Putin invoked United Nations Article 51 which provides a legal justification for military intervention. Here’s an excerpt from an article by former weapons inspector Scott Ritter who defended the Russian action like this:

“Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing Article 51 as his authority, ordered what he called a “special military operation”….
under Article 51, there can be no doubt as to the legitimacy of Russia’s contention that the Russian-speaking population of the Donbass had been subjected to a brutal eight-year-long bombardment that had killed thousands of people.… Moreover, Russia claims to have documentary proof that the Ukrainian Army was preparing for a massive military incursion into the Donbass which was pre-empted by the Russian-led “special military operation.” [OSCE figures show an increase of government shelling of the area in the days before Russia moved in.]

..

The bottom line is that Russia has set forth a cognizable claim under the doctrine of anticipatory collective self-defense, devised originally by the U.S. and NATO, as it applies to Article 51 which is predicated on fact, not fiction.

While it might be in vogue for people, organizations, and governments in the West to embrace the knee-jerk conclusion that Russia’s military intervention constitutes a wanton violation of the United Nations Charter and, as such, constitutes an illegal war of aggression, the uncomfortable truth is that, of all the claims made regarding the legality of pre-emption under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, Russia’s justification for invading Ukraine is on solid legal ground.” (“Russia, Ukraine & the Law of War: Crime of Aggression”, Consortium News)

And here’s more on the topic from author Danial Kovalik in his article titled “Why Russia’s intervention in Ukraine is legal under international law”:

“One must begin this discussion by accepting the fact that there was already a war happening in Ukraine for the eight years preceding the Russian military incursion in February 2022. And, this war by the government in Kiev… claimed the lives of around 14,000 people, many of them children, and displaced around 1.5 million more … The government in Kiev, and especially its neo-Nazi battalions, carried out attacks against these peoples … precisely because of their ethnicity. ..

To remove any doubt that the destabilization of Russia itself has been the goal of the US in these efforts, one should examine the very telling 2019 report of the Rand Corporation… entitled, ‘Overextending and Unbalancing Russia, Assessing the Impact of Cost-Imposing Options’, one of the many tactics listed is “Providing lethal aid to Ukraine” in order to “exploit Russia’s greatest point of external vulnerability.”…

In short, there is no doubt that Russia has been threatened, and in a quite profound way, with concrete destabilizing efforts by the US, NATO and their extremist surrogates in Ukraine….

It is hard to conceive of a more pressing case for the need to act in defense of the nation. While the UN Charter prohibits unilateral acts of war, it also provides, in Article 51, that “nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense… ” And this right of self-defense has been interpreted to permit countries to respond, not only to actual armed attacks, but also to the threat of imminent attack.

In light of the above, it is my assessment.. that Russia had a right to act in its own self-defense by intervening in Ukraine, which had become a proxy of the US and NATO for an assault – not only on Russian ethnics within Ukraine – but also upon Russia itself. A contrary conclusion would simply ignore the dire realities facing Russia.” (Why Russia’s intervention in Ukraine is legal under international law”, RT)

Assigning blame for the current conflict is more than just an academic exercise. It is the way that reasonable people weigh the evidence to determine accountability. That might be a way-off, but it’s a goal worth pursuing all the same.

Finally, it should be clear by now, that the war in Ukraine was planned long before the Russian invasion. At every turn, Washington has orchestrated the provocations that were designed to lure Russia into Ukraine, drain its resources and, thus, remove a major obstacle to US strategic objectives in Central Asia. The ultimate goal– as US war planners have candidly admitted– is to “break Russia’s back”, splinter the country into smaller pieces, topple the government, seize its vast energy resources, and reduce the population to a permanent state of colonial dependency. Washington knows that it will not be able to encircle and control China’s explosive growth, unless it crushes Russia first. That is why it has embarked on such a reckless strategy that could end in an unprecedented catastrophe. Our miscreant leaders believe that preserving their grip on global power is worth the risk of nuclear annihilation.

 
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  1. No, Putin did what he had to do to save lives and defend Russia’s national security. Even so, he has no territorial ambitions and no desire to recreate the Soviet Empire. His “special military operation” is, in fact, a defensive operation designed to remove emerging threats that could no longer be ignored. Putin’s 83% public approval rating proves that the Russian people understand what he is doing and fully support him. (A political leader would never garner that level of support if the people thought he had launched a war of aggression.)

    Doesn’t Putin have territorial ambition? He attacked Kiev for the lulz?

    Also,having popular support (assuming those numbers are true) doesn’t justify the conflict. Majority of Americans were for the war in Afghanistan. Should USA have gone in there,was it right?

  2. MarkU says:

    Our miscreant leaders believe that preserving their grip on global power is worth the risk of nuclear annihilation.

    Yes, because they have (presumably) got well stocked nuclear fallout shelters to hide in. They have also probably surrounded themselves with ‘experts’ ready to tell them that nuclear war is winnable and that the adverse consequences have been greatly exaggerated.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Doug Ryler
  3. Athena says:

    The West started the war, not Russia. In 2014, mercenaries paid by the West (nazis) burned Russophones protesters alive in Odessa to intimidate and punish them because they refused regime change desired by NATO MONSTERS to introduce the International Monetary Fund of George Soros in Ukraine to indebt Ukraine and then make it become a NATO member.

    It is the film below, which Mrs Anne-Laure Bonnel did using all what she had collected since 2014, which the media REFUSE to show. In a previous video, Mrs Bonnel said one of her crew member was assasinated.

    Her film below explains what happened to russophone civilians in Ukraine since the last 8 years, i.e, since the coup by the US (Nuland) and Canada (Freeland, Harper).

    Mrs Bonnel says her film would allow Europeans and the EU to know the truth about the conflict that existed BEFORE Russia invaded. The media want us to believe that only Russia is the aggressor, not the West; the media don’t want that the truth be revealed on the horrific massacres of russophone Ukrainians carried out by the Ukrainian army sponsored by the West since 2014.

    She says that since 2014, lots of peoples were killed in Ukraine, and a lot continue to die. Ukrainian peoples have been left without help for 7 years, and the conflict continues. (It is estimated that 14,000 russophone Ukrainians were killed.) Canada and the US trained and armed the Ukrainian army (ie ”Ukraonazis”) against the russophone Ukrainians.

    As the film of Mrs Bonnel explains, russophone Ukrainians were

    – forced to live in their basements
    – not allowed to speak their mother language (Russian)
    – their children not allowed to go to school or kindergarten
    – not allowed to work anymore
    – pension funds robbed from older peoples.

    When the film begins, you can hear Poroshenko hurling that russophone Ukrainians should be treated as indicated above.

  4. Athena says:

    Russia attacked Azovstal to eliminate the US-NATO psychopaths in the bunker under the Azovstal plant (after Russia let the civilians quit the plant through a corridor which Azov tried to block, a war crime):

    What can the Imprisoned Canadian General Tell?
    https://journal-neo.org/2022/05/05/what-can-the-imprisoned-canadian-general-tell/

    ”Canadian ”General Cadieu was in charge of Azovstal’s underground bunkers, including biological laboratory No. 1, where 18 people worked with deadly viruses.’

    ”The secrets shrouding this industrial facility and the “skeletons in the closet” lurking in its underground shelters have already been revealed in an investigation by Palestinian journalist and writer Nabil Salem: “All this is happening against the background of reports about the existence of a special room under the mill, which houses the secret headquarters of the North Atlantic Alliance with the number pit_40 for the production of biological weapons. In addition to a number of NATO officers, 240 foreign researchers of various nationalities – from the United States, Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Sweden, Austria, Poland, Greece, as well as soldiers of the French Legion – are stationed there. It has emerged that this secret headquarters is run by Metabiota company of Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, and his partner, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski.”

    ”Although perhaps, given General Trevor Cadieu’s direct involvement in US biological laboratories in Ukraine, he may be able to add something to the UK-based The Exposé’s investigation into the direct criminal involvement of the US and Ukraine in the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic…”

    Also:

    Lieutenant General Trevor Cadieu and Azovstal
    https://johnplatinumgoss.com/2022/05/09/lieutenant-general-trevor-cadieu-and-azovstal/

    ”The report made reference to Cadieu being in charge 18 lab-assistants working on deadly viruses at Biolab 1. Subsequent reports seem to be based on the initial 360° channel report and internet leaks. Svetlana Nikolaevna gave the most thorough account but was unable to reveal her source, only saying that it was from somebody on the front line and that no official statement had been made.

    She said that the laboratory Cadieu supervised was working on dangerous viruses such as Ebola and Nipah. The importance of the Canadian Lieutenant’s capture is significant, since Svetlana Nikolaevna states that four helicopters and two boats were sent to rescue him, all destroyed by the armed forces of the Russian Federation.

    Her source informed that Cadieu had been taken to Lefortovo (FSB investigation department) Moscow awaiting trial by military tribunal. She believes that the Azovstal plant could hold documents relating to the genocide, murder and tortures alleged to have taken place at the complex.”

  5. Wokechoke says:

    From their perspective I think they may have been sincerely worried about how an Ultra Nationalist party was dictating Ukraine policy. Combined with Zelenskyy I think the Russian Army had had enough.

  6. Athena says:

    Las armas biológicas que oculta Estados Unidos en Ucrania
    https://www.cubainformacion.tv/la-columna/20220506/97077/97077-las-armas-biologicas-que-oculta-estados-unidos-en-ucrania

    [MORE]

    ”El General Cadieu era responsable del biolaboratorio No. 1 y dirigía a 18 personas. Rápidamente el gobierno ‎canadiense quiso quitarse responsabilidades en el asunto, al declarar que “él no estaba cumpliendo misiones asignadas por Canadá”, como si en el mundo solo existieran estúpidos, cuando ese país asume posiciones a favor de Ucrania y apoya todas las decisiones de la OTAN. Dicho militar ‎fue trasladado a Moscú para ser investigado, pero seguramente occidente dirá que “fue torturado y todo lo que declare es falso”. ‎

    Como siempre, la gran prensa occidental ha silenciado la noticia.

    Desde inicios del mes de marzo, el ministerio de Exteriores de la República Popular China, reveló ‎que el Departamento de Defensa de los Estados Unidos ‎mantiene en Ucrania y otros países europeos, 336 laboratorios dedicados a la investigación de armas ‎biológicas, información que confirmó el Pentágono ante las evidencias mostradas por la cancillería rusa, descubiertas por sus tropas. ”

    ”Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el Fort Detrick inició una intensa investigación sobre la guerra biológica, supervisada por George Merck, gran aliado de Hitler y presidente de una de las mayores industrias farmacéuticas yanquis.”

    ”Uno de esos nazis fue Eric Troub, responsable de la sección de armamento biológico del Tercer Reich, quien en 1949 arribó a Estados Unidos para trabajar en la U.S Navy, donde empezó a investigar las 40 cepas más virulentas del mundo, además de asesorar a expertos de la CIA y a los denominados bioguerreros del Fort Detrick.”

    ”En 1987 el Departamento admitió que, a pesar de la prohibición establecida en tratados internacionales firmados por Estados Unidos, sobre la investigación y desarrollo de agentes biológicos, continuaban ejecutando investigaciones en 127 institutos y universidades en toda la nación.

    George W. Bush asignó para el año fiscal 2009, unos 9.000 millones de dólares para gastos en armas biológicas, un 39% más de lo que aprobó el año 2008.

    Por tanto, no es de extrañar la creación de laboratorios en Ucrania para armas biológicas e introducirlas en Rusia, Bielorrusia y China, países que Estados Unidos cataloga de enemigos.”

    • Thanks: GMC
    • Replies: @Arthur MacBride
  7. Greg S. says:

    Yes, the west started it, but does that matter? We live in an era where “they” can do almost anything they want to with complete impunity, because they have the majority of the population trapped into a system of basic mind control.

    To the mind controlled herd, Russia started the war, Russia wants to conquer the world, Putin is crazed dictator, Zelensky is the greatest hero of our generation, gender doesn’t exist, abortions are a human right, mRNA vaccines are safe and effective, etc, etc. If anything in that list strikes you as ‘ridiculous,’ remember that millions and millions of people, in fact a majority of people in the western world, believe in all of them as gospel truth.

    So really, the war is not in Ukraine, the war is at home. The war over the minds and souls of the people. Win that war, and the war in Ukraine evaporates.

  8. Another Russian war crimes myth debunked.

    • Thanks: Jim Christian
  9. peterAUS says:

    Nonsense count:

    ..Ukraine started the war..

    ..by the time Putin invaded Ukraine, the war had already begun. The shelling of ethnic Russians had already intensified by many orders of magnitude. People were being slaughtered in droves..

    ..why does the media keep repeating the lie that Russia started the war when it is clearly false….

    …he has no territorial ambitions..

    ..Putin’s 83% public approval rating proves that the Russian people understand what he is doing and fully support him…

    At least nothing about how the war is actually going on there, on the ground. Slick.

    • Agree: Horus
    • Troll: Realist
  10. JimDandy says:

    Eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Usual Suspects when they bomb this comments section with Neocon copypasta and assertions that y’all are just a buncha “Putin fanboys.” Yeeha!

    INSERT PIC OF THE GUY FROM DR. STRANGELOVE RIDING THE BOMB DOWN TO RUSSIA.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  11. Of interest and directly related to this article.

  12. @Greg S.

    Yes, the west started it, but does that matter? We live in an era where “they” can do almost anything they want to with complete impunity, because they have the majority of the population trapped into a system of basic mind control.

    True, it does not matter in these particular countries. But only in the short term. The long term effect of these lies is that it turns the other 85% of the world population against the Collective West and the global systems it has controlled up till now.

    As the Global South continues to develop and take more of its fair share of world resources and power, the people of the Collective West can only suffer. Perhaps only then, in the midst of their pain, will they have the incentive to look beyond the lies they are told.

    So really, the war is not in Ukraine, the war is at home. The war over the minds and souls of the people. Win that war, and the war in Ukraine evaporates.

    It is said that it is easier to fool someone than to convinced them that they have been fooled. I do agree.
    It seems to me that the people of the Collective West will continue to believe the lies because is so much easier than accepting that they have been fooled for so long. It will take a painful and humbling event before their attitude changes.

    In any case, there is some major pain coming to the Collective West. They themselves have made it inevitable.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  13. RestiveUs says:
    @Putin is wild

    You’ve completely ignored the salient points of this article. Any comments on the 14,000 Donbas dead or Article 51?

    • Replies: @Philip Owen
    , @yugoslav
  14. Toza says:

    All true. The reason why so many people in the West believe in media lies is that people have become utterly numb and/or corruptible. But the truth always wins, so the Babylon must sooner rather than later fall.

    • Replies: @Irish Savant
  15. MarkU says:
    @Athena

    Good link to the Bonnel video, thanks.

    I think a slight clarification is in order though because as I read the Poroshenko speech.

    Being forced to live in their basements.
    Children not able to go to school.
    Having no work.
    Not being paid their pensions.

    Would apply to the Donbass populations, especially those in Donetsk city (because of intermittent shelling) Whereas not being able to speak their mother tongue would be the Russian speaking residents of eastern and southern Ukraine.

  16. sonny six says:

    the only good news is war news, preferably nuclear war.

  17. MarkU says:
    @Athena

    If incriminating documents still exist under the Azovstal plant then it will only be because the personnel there are keeping them intact to blackmail the US/NATO (and the Biden family in particular) into bailing them out. If they are not destroyed by the time the plant has fallen then it can safely be read as an act of revenge by the personnel there for being abandoned to die.

    I am a little sceptical though about having a bio-weapons lab in the same place as a NATO HQ. It is a little hard to believe that even they could be that stupid or that complacent. It would explain the reckless, well nigh suicidal attempts to evacuate personnel though.

  18. Americans did pretty good to manipulate Russia into this war but then Russians may have wanted to be manipulated into it. They both need to test their newly developed weapons systems and tactics and what better way than using Ukrainians, a type of Russians, as proxies. But sure, Russia is not showing all its cards and is keeping a lot in reserve although Americans would like to prise that open too and have a look.

    Russians keep a lot more secret than Americans do. We see plenty of images and videos of the LDNR militias and Chechens in action but hardly anything of the Russian army itself. I’m sure they’re documenting and recording absolutely everything they do but are not releasing it in the media, or very little.

    I have a question about the fiasco of America’s departure from Kabul and the surprise rapid advance of the Taliban. Did Russia, or perhaps PR China, have anything to do with that? Like perhaps supplying satellite intelligence? And/or weapons? So US feels justified in doing the same for the Ukrainians as a kind of payback?

    • Agree: Avery
    • Replies: @Thirdtwin
    , @Badger Down
  19. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Putin is wild

    Doesn’t Putin have territorial ambition? He attacked Kiev for the lulz?

    Did the orders to bomb civilians in Donbass come from Tokyo?

    Did Vlad flatten Kiev like Dresden?

    Is Kiev the center of Perdue’s chicken operations…or Ukraine’s capital?

    Putin wants Ukraine neutralized, not neutered. Just like 1962 America wanted Cuba neutralized, not vaporized and/or stocked with Russian missiles.

    this war by the government in Kiev… claimed the lives of around 14,000 people, many of them children, and displaced around 1.5 million more

    Would that Trump had similarly kicked Israeli arse when the Jewish State repeatedly holocausted Palestinians!

    Unlike Republicans, Putin is a Christian who defends his people and faith. White conservative Xtian cowards in the USA just cuck, cower, and cave. They sit for everything, stand for nothing.

    Witness the recent uproar over abortion possibly being determined henceforth by states, not feds. “Tolerant” liberals again went ballistic. And again, the Right went ball-less.

    How pathetic to see grown white men in American “praying” while feminazi wildebeests spit on them, disrupt Mass, steal tabernacles, piss on Communion wafers, and otherwise shit on Catholicism.

    FACT: most bullies don’t stop until stopped. They will keep abusing until they suffer consequences…like getting their arses kicked!

    Jesus hates pussies. He approves of punching faces when it’s necessary. And recall: the didn’t bring Temple money-changers cookies and milk, joining them in singing Kumbaya.

    • Replies: @G. Poulin
  20. Anon[213] • Disclaimer says:
    @Athena

    As the Germans say “Mittgevanging, Mittgehanging” caught together hang together. A short drop with a rope.

    • Replies: @grettir
    , @The Alarmist
  21. @Putin is wild

    Article 51 explains it for you.
    You could have read that in the article, if you weren’t bleating on about popular support.
    Ukrainian military does not get to bomb civilians forever. R2P more than justifies the Russian special military operation.

  22. meamjojo says:

    “Last December we proposed signing a treaty on security guarantees. Russia urged the West to hold an honest dialogue in search for meaningful and compromising solutions, and to take account of each other’s interests. All in vain. NATO countries did not want to heed us, which means they had totally different plans. And we saw it.”

    Who cares what Putin wanted or what would make him comfortable? Why should anyone pay attention to a crazy person? Just because someone believes in crazy stuff doesn’t mean that everyone has to believe likewise or embrace the crazy paranoid fears.

    If Putin wasn’t a warmonger himself, he wouldn’t have anything to worry about.

    As for:

    “As one critic from Texas put it, “You wouldn’t let a rattlesnake make its home on your front porch, would you?” No, you wouldn’t, and neither would Putin.”

    There will ALWAYS be someone on whatever border Russia enjoys who is not a Russian partner country. So Putin will never feel safe and will continue trying to conquer other countries until hall his borders are fronted by water.

    • LOL: profnasty
    • Replies: @Badger Down
    , @annamaria
  23. meamjojo says:

    Another reason to naturalize Putin/Russia. Putin should consider himself lucky that we didn’t decided to turn off the lights in his bunker or release some poisoned gas there.
    ———-
    Russia Was Behind Cyberattack in Run-Up to Ukraine War, Investigation Finds
    May 10, 2022, 6:51 p.m. ET

    WASHINGTON — A cyberattack that took down satellite communications in Ukraine in the hours before the Feb. 24 invasion was the work of the Russian government, the United States and European nations declared on Tuesday, officially fixing the blame for an attack that rattled Pentagon officials and private industry because it revealed new vulnerabilities in global communications systems.

    In a coordinated set of statements, the governments blamed Moscow but did not explicitly name the organization that conducted the sophisticated effort to black out Ukrainian communications. But American officials, speaking on condition of anonymity about the specifics of the findings, said that it was the Russian military intelligence agency, the G.R.U. — the same group responsible for the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee and a range of attacks on the U.S. and Ukraine.

    “This unacceptable cyberattack is yet another example of Russia’s continued pattern of irresponsible behavior in cyberspace, which also formed an integral part of its illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine,” Josep Borrell Fontelles, the European Union’s top diplomat, said in a statement. “Cyberattacks targeting Ukraine, including against critical infrastructure, could spill over into other countries and cause systemic effects putting the security of Europe’s citizens at risk.”
    ….
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/10/us/politics/russia-cyberattack-ukraine-war.html

    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
  24. meamjojo says:

    Russian military in ‘embarrassing’ state as Putin’s generals begin to turn against Kremlin
    VLADIMIR PUTIN is facing opposition from his own generals as the Ukraine war becomes “embarrassing” and Russia becomes increasingly isolated, experts have claimed.
    09:12, Tue, May 10, 2022

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1607931/russian-military-state-putin-generals-soldiers-military-ukraine-victory-day-spt

    • LOL: Realist, Thim
    • Replies: @Thirdtwin
  25. Anon[148] • Disclaimer says:

    Anyone surprised by the venal actions of those trained by the US should spend some time researching “The School of the Americas”, we are simply seeing the abhorrent techniques utilized in Latin America and South East Asia now occurring in a European nation. The techniques of the periphery travel back to the core as the Empire crumbles.

    There is an excellent book “The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas” written by Lesley Gill that carries out an anthropological type analysis on the use of US training to integrate foreign militaries into the US command structure at deeply personal and cultural levels, and normalize torture and removal of those politicians not following US preferences. She certainly got much more than the US military would have wanted her to.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  26. Fallacies!!?? Good God-I watch the news and EVERYTHING the presstitute invertebrates utter is a lie or a distortion or ‘an emotionally potent over-simplification’. The last are falling out of favour, somewhat. When a truth-teller somehow passes through the ideological checks and filters, the presstitues react with HORROR, lest they be tarred by association.
    The West is a gigantic sewer of lunatics, inadequates, cowards, grovelers, boot-lickers, bullies (an Austfailian specialty)imbeciles and ignoramuses heading straight for self-immolation because they cannot abide their own utter corruption. Self-hating lemmings charging toward that thermonuclear cliff with vacant expressions on their faces and vacant spaces between the ears.

    • Agree: MarkU
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  27. @Athena

    If they are working on Nipah then the object is mass extermination. ABSOLUTELY no surprise. Humanity’s best hope to survive may in fact be thermo-nuclear war, because some may survive that, but US bacteriological genocide will probably be terminal. In any case the ecological collapse is going to get us. Fermi Paradox resolved.

  28. j2 says:

    The author writes, citing somebody:

    “the intensification of the artillery shelling of the Donbas starting on the 16th of February, and this increase in the shelling was observed, in fact, by the Observer Mission of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe], and t hey recorded this increase of violation, and it’s a massive violation. I mean, we are talking about something that is about 30 times more than what it used to be… On the 16th of February you had a massive increase of violation on the Ukrainian side. ”

    I checked the OSCE report from Feb. 16. 2022. The table of violations is here:
    https://www.osce.org/files/b/7/table_ceasefire--2022-02-16.pdf?itok=21446

    I calculated the shelling violations for the day 16. Feb.

    Separatists firing to government controlled areas: 197 cases
    Ukraine firing to non-government controlled areas: 93
    Not told who controls the area: 16

    I do not think the OSCE report supports the claims made in the article.

    • Disagree: Badger Down
    • Replies: @MarkU
    , @Hitch
  29. US has achieved it’s objectives for no loss except for tens of billions of dollars
    (cheap at the price I’m sure a percentage goes to the usual people.)

    Russia is isolated and stands alone against US/NATO (except for a few verbal messages of support from China and India who will get the same support Russia is getting when it is their turn to be weakened )

    US is happy Russia is weakened and EU is economically destroyed and dependent on US
    ( the whole objective of US led NATO is to keep Russia out US in and Germany down )

    US could stop here and enjoy the win. The problem is that now they have achieved all their objectives the US can’t resist trying to humiliate Russia ( for instance there was no real need to sink their flag ship nor to push Ukraine away from a negotiated end to hostilities nor to invite Finland to NATO this could end very badly for all concerned. )

    • Agree: acementhead
    • Replies: @annamaria
  30. Tom Welsh says:

    I completely agree with the fine article. But I must criticise one small error on the part of the author.

    ‘The shelling of ethnic Russians had already intensified by many orders of magnitude…

    ‘“The February 15 report of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded some 41 explosions in the ceasefire areas. This increased to 76 explosions on Feb 16, 316 on Feb 17, 654 on Feb 18, 1413 on Feb 19, a total of 2026 of Feb 20 and 21 and 1484 on Feb 22.”’

    From 41 to 1484 is an increase of about 36 times. That is one order of magnitude, not “many”. It may not be widely understood that an order of magnitude means “ten times”; thus two orders of magnitude means “between 100 and 999”, etc.

    Even when a writer is entirely truthful, it harms his case to exaggerate. Another similar mistake often made is to use “exponential” or “exponentially” to describe increases that are nothing of the kind.

    • Replies: @MarkU
    , @Commentator Mike
  31. Hitch says:

    We are living in an age of sweet ironies. Just as the woketards have transmogrified into a into a liberty and free speech hating caricature of their own Nazi cutouts, that they claim are lurking behind every blade of grass, so has Russia transmogrified into a National Socialist state trying to justify its behavior by claiming the self evident right to self defense against ZOG global hegemon. Just like Germany did 80 years ago.

    Putin’s speech at the “Victory Day” celebration of the Genocidal Victory of Judeo-Bolshevism over all of Eastern and Central Europe and destruction of Germany and millions of Germans, is just oozing irony. It perfectly mirrors any one of many Hitler speeches berating the genocidal crypto-Jew mass murderers Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt. The irony is even thicker when one considers how it was Russians, who after murdering millions of Ukrainians during the Holodomor, are facing an almost perfect mirror image of Russia itself, desperately clinging to its own national identity in the face of a assault and invasion.

    Ukraine, which by any measure has already been crushed for the third time in a century, is being armed and fed and sustained by a reinstituted lend lease, just like the one that was used by the ZOG to get Russians to murder and genocide Poles, Romanians, Ukrainians, Estonians, Latvians, Hungarians, Croatians and of course Germans. Now Russians are facing the same kind of ZOG Zombie army that Germany faced when Russia was under total Judeo-Bolschevik control.

    In short, Russia is looking into the face of a third genocide, just like Ukraine, by a fake history of its own making. How ironic.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
  32. Tom Welsh says:

    A very good and useful article, quite up to Mr Whitney’s usual high standard. I was particularly taken by this:

    ‘As one critic from Texas put it, “You wouldn’t let a rattlesnake make its home on your front porch, would you?”’

    For years now I have been searching unsuccessfully for an analogy that sums up the situation in Ukraine succinctly and compellingly.

    Now I have one. This is the canonical explanation, because it is viscerally as well as intellectually correct.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  33. Herr K says:

    It seems that Canada is quite an important player on the bio weapons (bio security etc) front. One should observe that much more closely.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  34. Miha says:

    Desperately needed – deputinisation!
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2022/05/10/russias-monstrous-ideology-must-defeated/ For those who don’t have a subscription:

    Words to the effect – – Just as Germany was once subject to denazification, today the only chance for Russia and the civilised world is “deputinisation”. If not, … we will not only lose Ukraine, we will lose our soul and our freedom and sovereignty, as well. Because Russia will not stop at Kyiv. She has set out on a long march towards the West and it’s up to us to decide where we stop her.

    Author: Prime Minister of Poland.

    • LOL: MarkU
    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
  35. Putin tried to avoid a confrontation by repeatedly asking the US to address Russia’s reasonable security concerns. Unfortunately, the Biden administration brushed off Putin’s demands without even providing a response.

    The recitations of Putin’s and Ritter’s specific propaganda points, repeated by the author, have already been debunked long ago, yet here it comes again. The nebulous “reasonable security concerns” cliché gets invoked constantly but is never defined, nor is it ever explained how such purported “security concerns“, however irrational, paranoid, and unjustified they may be, are somehow violated by the presence of NATO. In his bullying ultimatum last December, Putin essentially demanded NATO withdraw from eastern European countries, as a new “red-line” proposal.

    Russia’s false narrative is destroyed by the terms of understanding in the 1997 Paris agreement between Russia and NATO. In that agreement it is clear that NATO does not intend to place nuclear missiles in those countries that joined NATO starting in 1999. Yet tens of millions of Europeans in numerous countries remain under the threat of Russian Iskander missiles that were positioned in the illegally occupied Königsberg / Kaliningrad region more than four years ago. Not only is the propaganda narrative exposed as fake, it also reeks of sheer hypocrisy.

    Aside from that, the author’s allegation, that the Biden regime “brushed off Putin’s demands without even providing a response“, is also false because there was a formal response that included a willingness to discuss and negotiate the issue of ballistic missiles, which was the only conceivable security issue that Russia could have conceivably had, since its territory was not ever under any threat of invasion. Since nobody has ever claimed otherwise, this is not even in dispute.

    Invoking Article 51 of the UN Charter, by alluding to preemptive self defense against a threat of imminent attack, as well as the Responsibility to Protect principle (which needs to be authorized by the UN to be valid), is merely a cynical and misleading ploy that intentionally confuses cause and effect in order to publicly pretend that Russia’s aggressive conquest of choice had some semblance of legitimacy. It is simply a cheap appeal to the gullible fan club, to keep this deluded base of supporters on the reservation.

    One would expect that Ukraine would have developed military counter-attack plans to respond to the increasing threat of an invasion by Russia in light of the accumulating build-up of Russian troops at the border. Presenting exchanges of artillery fire between two opposing sides, as if though only one side were actively involved, as the author has done, is conspicuously untrustworthy and disingenuous. Here is a contemporaneous report:

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-rebels-accuse-govt-forces-mortar-shelling-report-2022-02-17/

    Reuters – February 17, 2022

    Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces traded accusations on Thursday that each had fired across the ceasefire line in eastern Ukraine, raising alarm at a time when Western countries have warned of the possibility of a Russian invasion any day.

    “With particular cynicism, the Russian occupation troops shelled the village of Stanytsa Lugansk in the Luhansk region. As a result of the use of heavy artillery weapons by terrorists, shells hit the kindergarten building.”

    • Agree: Corrupt
  36. anonymous[927] • Disclaimer says:

    You know how I call people who want to do harm to Mother Russia? – Motherf**kers. Even though it’s not their mother, they clearly show signs of extreme deviancy and perversion.

    They want to rule the world. Based on what? On degeneracy? Look how the western world looks like. Does it look like it’s likely to survive in the long term, or does it even look like it’s worth surviving.

    And Russia is their obstacle to continue with this degeneracy? I would say that Russia is the only hope that this world has that someone can put things back to normal. It’s 1812 and 1939 all over again and hopefully the results will be the same – the degenerates from the west should be put back on the path of normalcy.

    • Agree: Ray Caruso
  37. in east Ukraine prior to the invasion. 14,000 ethnic Russians had been killed before the shelling began.

    This “ethnic Russians” is misleading. They were Ukrainian citizens, killed by Ukrainians. Let people see what a mess Ukraine was before Russia moved in. Where are the photos of this period?

    • Agree: GMC
  38. @Putin is wild

    Even if the Ukraine had not been shelling civilians in Donbass, weren’t seeking to join NATO, and weren’t talking about getting nuclear weapons, invading it would have been not only justified but righteous because it’s an odious Judeocracy that indoctrinates school children into being sodomites and transgenders. I pray that Ukrainian statehood is extinguished by the war their Jewish masters provoked. That would be the justest outcome.

  39. @meamjojo

    Another reason to naturalize Putin/Russia. Putin should consider himself lucky that we didn’t decided to turn off the lights in his bunker or release some poisoned gas there.

    You’re yet another moron who believes in the ridiculous myth of American omnipotence. The US of 2022 is a grotesquely decadent, corrupt, and inept shithole ruled by Jews with the aid of blacks and sodomites. You lost a war to the Taliban last week, for crying out loud. Grow up, retard.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @meamjojo
  40. @anonymous

    I didn’t read all of your boring and pointless post, but this alone tells me you’re both stupid and dishonest:

    illegally occupied Königsberg / Kaliningrad region

    “illegally occupied” according to whom, retard? No other country even claims the region. There is a much better case to be made that parts of the US, including Florida, Hawaii, and the entirety of the Southwest from Texas to California are “illegally occupied”. Indeed, it’s truly sad that children in those regions are being indoctrinated into faggotry and trannyism by an illegal occupational government headed by a disgusting dotard who stole the presidency with the help of a cabal of Judeo-Satanists and sheboon election supervisors.

    • Replies: @blanketuser2000
  41. padre says:
    @Putin is wild

    If you used your brain, you would know why he “attacked” Kiev, but then it wouldn’t fit to official western narrative! Or do you really think he had to retreat, not to be beaten by the Ukrainian army?

  42. grettir says:
    @Anon

    For goodness sake improve your German. I had to read this twice.

  43. MarkU says:
    @Tom Welsh

    You are right of course, a factor of thirty six is somewhere between one and two orders of magnitude and certainly doesn’t qualify as many. You are setting the bar rather high for a humanities wonk such as Mike Whitney though. Console yourself with the thought that only about one percent of the population would even know what an order of magnitude is and since Mike Whitney was kind enough to give us the actual numbers there is little danger that anyone will be misinformed.

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
  44. @peterAUS

    The war is going swimmingly for the good guys, which is to say, not GAYTO’s proxy. Only retards believe war propaganda coming from the same Lügenpresse that has spent decades lying about both the causes and conduct of the Anal Empire’s previous conflicts.

    While I didn’t think it was possible for any country to be gayer and dumber, but also more arrogant, than the US, AUS somehow manages it. Your future is Chinese, retard, just as much as the future of the failed state of Jewkraine is Russian.

    • Agree: Realist
  45. MarkU says:
    @j2

    Yes OK that particular sentence…

    On the 16th of February you had a massive increase of violation on the Ukrainian side.

    Should more properly have said..

    from the 16th of February you had a massive increase of violation on the Ukrainian side.

    But to be fair your own sentence..

    I do not think the OSCE report supports the claims made in the article.

    should more truthfully read..

    I do not think the OSCE report for that particular day supports the claim made for that day in that single sentence of the article.

    If you actually bother to read all the daily reports from 16th-25th of February, you will find that the increase in violations was very real and very much as described. I expect you already know that though don’t you.

    • Agree: Badger Down
    • Replies: @j2
  46. That brief sequence of events is so important: 17 February, massive increase in shelling of Donbass, to over one thousand per day – START OF WAR. Then, Russia recognized the two little ‘People’s Republics’ Donetsk and Luhansk. (that terminated the Minsk Accords, which the West had refused to implement) Then, those two request Russian assistance, i.e. invited the Russians in. 24th February, Russia comes in. These events did revolve around 22.2.22!

  47. G. Poulin says:
    @Anonymous

    Amen. Pussianity is a sad caricature of Christianity.

  48. @Tom Welsh

    I thought it was demonstrated that OSCE are Western NATO spies so why should we trust anything they say?

    • Replies: @acementhead
  49. Wokechoke says:
    @Hitch

    75 years of histiography upended with one simple invasion.

  50. G. Poulin says:
    @Miha

    We lost our freedom, our sovereignty, and our soul a long time ago. This isn’t America; this is the People’s Republic of Shit Hole. I hope it dies, and soon.

  51. @littlereddot

    There is nothing wrong with Westerners having to tighten their belts to redress global inequality and their own sanctions are helping with this, but it’s also being achieved at the cost of greater military spending and weapons and money donations to the UkroZioNazi regime of Zelenski, Kolomoiski, Klitschko, and other Khazar mobsters to get more Slavs killed while impoverishing Westerners even more and above what the sanctions are doing. Good show I guess. If Western citizens want to tolerate this state of affairs what can I say?

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  52. @Tom Welsh

    …a rattlesnake…analogy…
    …because it is viscerally as well as intellectually correct.

    Comparing an adversary to a a rattlesnake on the porch is just as “intellectually correct” and honest as comparing him to a sewer rat or cockroach in a bottle.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  53. Hitch says:
    @j2

    In the table you linked to it is not at all clear what was going on. Since the entire Donbas is ethnically Russian and at that time most of the ethnically Russian villages were under occupation by Azov and other Western Ukrainian militias, an explosion in a “government controlled” area does not mean that it originated from the “rebel” side.

    In light of all the atrocities like Bucha or in Mariupol being committed by the Khazarian thugs so beloved by Gyno-fascist Finland, and then blamed on Russia, only an incredibly naive or biased commenter who believes garbage propaganda from places like Oryx would try to claim that while Russia was bombing ethnic Russians she was begging for the west to agree to implement the Minsk agreements which would have provided for a peaceful solution. Nato wanted war, Zelenskii wanted war, Komoloyski wanted war, and by all indications gyno-fascist Finland want war as a justification for joining Nato.

    Furthermore, the OSCE has turned out to be incredibly biased in favor Nato and the US neocons. Believing anything the OSCE says is tantamount to believing what WHO says about the Astra-Zenica, J&J, Moderna and Pfizer clot-shots, or even believing Jews about the gorrillians of Jews who were gassed and cremated by Germany in the last few years of the war as the entire infrastructure of the country was being bombed into oblivion.

    The interview by the Swiss Intelligence officer and NATO advisor, Jacques Baud, who has spent years on the line in Donbas studying the situation is quite believable. Of course it contradicts what the war mongers running Finland want to believe. It is rather like comparing the statements of Dr. Peter McCullough about the “plandemic” to the propaganda spewed by Tedros or Fauci.

    J2 is completely blinded by his hatred for Russia, and ihe s a true believer in innocent intentions of Nato and the US, in Gyno-fascism, and in mRNA gene therapy to combat “Covid”.

    • Agree: Notsofast
    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Notsofast
  54. Fred777 says:
    @peterAUS

    “At least nothing about how the war is actually going on there, on the ground. Slick.“

    On the ground Ukraine is actually getting its ass kicked.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  55. @mulga mumblebrain

    The more Ukraine is losing the more some claim it is winning. I guess they need to cheer that particular UkroZioNazi side for whatever reason known only to themselves.

  56. Thirdtwin says:
    @Putin is wild

    Hey, the troll got here first. You get a bonus for that?

    • LOL: Here Be Dragon
  57. Horus says:

    This article is just a piece of propaganda. Ultimately it matters not who shelled whom first. Once military force came into play and it became clear Russia wasn’t able to steamroll Ukraine any fool could have guessed that NATO would support Ukraine and bog Russia down and isolate them internationally.

    Putin gambled on quick victory and failed. Now he has to clean up his mess. I know people will say well it’s all Washingtons fault they started it etc.. etc.. well if you know that then sure as hell Putin should have known it. Which is why military action in Ukraine was so rash and I’ll thought out. He had many options besides full scale invasion.

    There is no easy way out for Putin now. The West will not back down and all he can do is try and grind out a victory in the East. The cost of this victory will be felt by the Ukrainian people and the Russian army.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Disagree: Badger Down
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  58. The worst of it is that this article could have been written eighty-five years ago, substituting “League of Nations” for “UN” and “Germany” for “Russia.” The “constant threat of intervention, invasion or regime change by an impulsive superpower whose behavior is guided by its own material interests and its own insatiable geopolitical ambitions” then came from Britain, nominally, but it was a no-longer-great Britain whose foreign policy was largely dictated by Washington. London’s indebtedness to the US for the loans that rescued it from the catastrophic folly of the Great War was so massive that it was not finally paid until 2015, a century later.

    You could almost feel the American Founders smiling: finally their republic had the means to defeat and utterly humiliate the arrogant British aristocracy that refused to accept mere provincials as equals so long before. Targeting Germany was just a means to accomplishing this end, bomb all its cities, kill all its people, destroy it utterly, if need be, to fatally entangle Britain in another war it couldn’t possibly win – that meant as little as the survival of Ukraine means to the scheming madmen who still control the US government. But today the roles are reversed, the US is what Britain was in 1940, no longer the world’s great power, and in complete denial of the new global reality. And this time the targeted nation has the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, unstoppable delivery systems, and a long track record of extremely effective self-defense.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
    • Replies: @Mefobills
  59. @Hitch

    No mercy for communistic subhumans.

    This is their divine punishment for the century of Holohoax propaganda, and their slavish servitude to the boshelvik kikes.

    No mercy for commie animals. They can go with the hohols to hell.

    • Replies: @monika92gti
  60. Thirdtwin says:
    @Commentator Mike

    “Did Russia, or perhaps PR China, have anything to do with that? Like perhaps supplying satellite intelligence?”

    They had as much to do with that as they did with putting bounties on the heads of American soldiers. Which is to say, nothing to do with it, or you’d have heard our IC screaming bloody murder about it.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  61. Bro43rd says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    Please Mr Unz, make commenters pay, by their word count.

    • Replies: @Realist
  62. Smirky says:

    If a fight is inevitable, be first to strike. You are not in the fight for. Public or media approval or when it’s too late. We all know of who pays the piper rent a crowd media.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  63. Only history can tell the future. It can be predicted if the pattern can be gleaned. The omens for Ukraine – the world – are not good.
    https://patternofhistory.wordpress.com/

  64. Bro43rd says:

    I’m most interested in the “grandmother with the red flag” art/graffiti. Does the shadow represent Ukr or Rus?

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
    , @The Alarmist
  65. geokat62 says:

    The western media is also being used as a weapon against Russia.

    Western media? You must be referring to the media that is owned by six supremacist Jewish companies…

    http://historyreviewed.best/index.php/six-jewish-companies-own-96-of-the-worlds-media/

    So, why does the media keep repeating the lie that Russia started the war when it is clearly false?

    Why do you think it’s called the Lügenpresse?

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride
  66. The average Joe in America wants cheap gas, food, house and entertainment but doesn’t want to know how the US government goes about getting it for him, therefore, the killing by our government in various ways, either through a legal or an illegal war becomes irrelevant. And knowing that fully well, our political class does what it wants that first and foremost benefits itself. And that ignorance and indifference to what’s truly going on will be the end of US.

    • Agree: annamaria, acementhead
  67. Realist says:
    @MarkU

    Yes, because they have (presumably) got well stocked nuclear fallout shelters to hide in. They have also probably surrounded themselves with ‘experts’ ready to tell them that nuclear war is winnable and that the adverse consequences have been greatly exaggerated.

    There would be survivors in nuclear war…even those not in a shelter. The one thing common people need to understand is if a nuclear war happens they must be waiting by the fallout shelters to seek vengeance against those war-mongering assholes.

  68. @Athena

    I watched the Vicky Nuland coup as closely as possible yet was unaware that Poroshenko had actually declared war against the Donbass in 2014. That proves, in my mind at least, that PC Roberts was right from the beginning.

    Putin had every right to send in Russia’s military to protect Donbass after Washington’s coup, and certainly after Poroshenko’s declaration of war. Perhaps we are where we are because Mr. Putin waited too long to act. He must not have read Machiavelli. When war is inevitable, delaying only makes the enemy stronger.

    Trump, who promoted peace with Russia during the campaign, could have headed off senile Biden’s madness if he had had the guts to do so. Instead, after Russiagate, he increased the rhetoric against Russia and continued to give weapons to Ukraine, trying vainly to show the neocons he wasn’t Putin’s puppet. All he got from them was a ridiculous impeachment for a phone call to Zelensky.

    Now, we have RINO McConnell telling the people that this insane war, in which Ukraine must be supported no matter the cost, is the most important issue facing the country. More important than cascading inflation. More important than our bleeding Southern border. More important than our crumbling infrastructure, rampant homelessness, out-of-control crime, tens of thousands dying annually from drug overdoses, you name it. He demands that Congress pass Biden’s 32-billion-dollar boondoggle expeditiously. What is the sense in voting when there is only one party? – the demonic neoliberal/neocon War Party.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @DevilAdvocate
  69. Sarita says:

    Very long article.
    Very long fallacy.
    Russia and Putin killed 400k chechens, killed 15 million afghanis and killed 700k in Syria.
    Putin competes with Bush on no. 1 Genocidal Maniac award.

  70. @Anon

    Mitgefangen, mitgehangen

    wenn man an etwas beteiligt ist, muss man im Falle des Scheiterns die Konsequenzen mittragen.

    or as Amis might know it …

    Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time … don’t do it.

    • Thanks: follyofwar
    • Replies: @grettir
  71. Hitch says:
    @Hitch

    Gyno-fascism forcing Europe into WWIII for Judea.

    [MORE]

    Finland’s new female-powered government sworn in

    11 of 19 are birthing people with front holes.

    Of course Germany is no better.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  72. I didn’t see any rainbow flags or tranny admirals on the dais behind Mr. Putin at the Victory Day celebrations. I did see more than a few Orthodox bishops. Contrast that with Western and European values nowadays, and tell us who you’d rather stand with.

    • Thanks: Fred777
    • Replies: @follyofwar
  73. Realist says:
    @Ray Caruso

    You’re yet another moron who believes in the ridiculous myth of American omnipotence. The US of 2022 is a grotesquely decadent, corrupt, and inept shithole ruled by Jews with the aid of blacks and sodomites.

    Agreed…but that doesn’t absolve many gentiles who are also culpable.

  74. Sarita says:
    @anonymous

    Mother Russia is ok.
    Putin is the problem.
    He shoud move to Texas with George Bush

    • Replies: @Wat Tyler
  75. Zumbuddi says:
    @peterAUS

    peterAUS

    What happens when “bitter cynic” is crossed with obsolete know-it-all.

    • Replies: @Wat Tyler
  76. Wokechoke says:
    @Commentator Mike

    I agree with this. Several of these Jewish rogues in Ukraine will skip town with full pockets. Probably with cash transferred from frozen Russian assets. Many will get ice-picked by future Stalin’s, it’s all so tiresomely predictable.

  77. Wokechoke says:
    @Fred777

    It’s complicated. when the Ukies say that Russia has failed to capture any significant cities in this war they contradict themselves. Is Sevastopol or Donetsk, not now part of Ukraine? what are they admitting here? Did they surrender these cities for good?

    Kherson? chopped liver? Melitopol or Mariupol mere Hamlets?

    • Replies: @Fred777
  78. @peterAUS

    A rebuttal might lend some validity to your comment…name calling not so much.

  79. Realist says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    Aside from that, the author’s allegation, that the Biden regime “brushed off Putin’s demands without even providing a response“, is also false because there was a formal response that included a willingness to discuss and negotiate the issue of ballistic missiles, which was the only conceivable security issue that Russia could have conceivably had, since its territory was not ever under any threat of invasion. Since nobody has ever claimed otherwise, this is not even in dispute.

    When the enemy wants to put missiles on your border… there is no discussion or negotiation.

    Just as in the Cuban missile crisis of 1962

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  80. @Athena

    Gracias. Muy útil hasta las americas y otros también.

    Y con respecto a esto —

    … como si en el mundo solo existieran estúpidos,

    hay tales estupideces en estas columnas, por ejemplo John Johnson y similares “reasonable” and “middle of the road Americans” como pretenden, pero afortunadamente nadie los escucha, excepto los verdaderamente estúpidos, que de todos modos son una causa perdida.

  81. Bro43rd says:
    @Sarita

    Dear person who has lived in a cave for the last couple of decades, there were 2 sides in the Chechen & Syrian conflicts namely the US or their proxy. And it was thru US encouragement & financing that the Afghani’s rebeled against USSR control. So it would seem your numbers (without citation) and conclusion are bunk.

  82. j2 says:
    @MarkU

    “If you actually bother to read all the daily reports from 16th-25th of February, you will find that the increase in violations was very real and very much as described. I expect you already know that though don’t you”

    I read some of those special mission reports. It looked to me like on 17. Feb. there were announced several strikes from the separatist side to government controlled area that hit a kindergarden, a school, private houses (whether false flag or not is not important here). As expected in a situation like that, here was a response from the Ukraine side on 18. Feb. when they did most of the shelling. OSCE did announce an escalation of violations of the ceasefire around that time but from the reports I read if seemed to me that both sides were escalating the conflict, and the separatists were not escalating it less than Ukraine. In a civil war, like this war had been since 2014, you expect that neither side is without blame. However, what is very clear is that Russia did attack on 24. Feb. 2022 turning this “internal” conflict between two Ukrainian sides into a war between Russia and Ukraine. I also do not think Russia has natural security needs. Most nations do not have any such natural needs: they have to take the situation as it is. For instance, is a Russian base in Kola Peninsula or in Kaliningrad too close to the neighboring countries? Do they have a natural security need to have it removed by force? And why should they have? They are not an immediate threat. One can and has to live with such a situation.

    • Replies: @MarkU
  83. @Sarita

    You see the problem is, Sarita, that anyone can just make up numbers.
    For example some say that six million (no less/no more) were killed in steamrooms, masturbation machines and homicidal gas chambers.

    You need to provide reliable and authentic references.

    Or people might think you are just a dickhead.
    And you wouldn’t want that, would you ?

  84. Wat Tyler says:
    @Putin is wild

    Unread impletons just don’t get war strategies: Purpose of “attacking” Kiev” (which suffered more from the Ukraine attempts at shit-show propaganda, than from RF military thrusts) was simply to pin down as many UKF units as possible in the city, and to mess with their commanders’ minds!

    Think of Lee’s constant threats against DC in the Civil War; Lee pinned down several divisions of Union troops, which constantly led to changed Union strategy and always weighed upon the minds of Union generals—until Grant got there! (Grant = “He looked like a man determined to put his head through a brick wall and was about to do it!”)

    So far, so good! 60-80K UKF troops trapped in the Kiev area, where they are sitting ducks or more aptly, “fish in a barrel”, when the RF recombine forces after clearing the Donbas.

  85. Wat Tyler says:
    @Zumbuddi

    And noticeably across several blogs! “AUS” has to mean one of the “Five Eyes”.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  86. Wat Tyler says:
    @Sarita

    “Mother Russia is okay…with Putin. It’s clear he is a ‘RUSSIA FIRST’ guy!”

    THERE, FIFY!

  87. Wokechoke says:
    @Realist

    Also, who is to say that these m777 howitzers and Excalibur shells were not already earmarked for Ukraine in 2020 after Biden’s election? The M777 are designed to be used by paratroopers and possibly dropped by Chinooks.

    The buildup of Ukraine’s capabilities was no secret. The joint exercises with the British Air Assault Brigade late 2020 a widely reported on event. paratroopers need such fire support.

    https://www.forces.net/news/hundreds-uk-troops-parachute-ukraine-joint-exercises

    Showing a Red Beret to a Bull. But who is the Matador?

    Why do a Parachute drop in an existing war zone?

  88. @The Alarmist

    Indeed! Russia, including Mr. Putin, is not our enemy. Our number one enemy is the evil Biden regime and the globohomo tranny-promoting Jewish-led neo-con/neo-libs who control it. Especially, all heterosexual white males, including those in the military, who will soon be called upon to fight against their own self-interests, should be able to see it.

    • Agree: CSFurious
  89. @Thirdtwin

    Maybe they didn’t put out bounties on the heads of American soldiers but put out a rumour about bounties and it was enough to have every Afghan with an AK run towards Kabul. Yeah and where do they get all those AKs?

    Like how someone claims they will pay mercs 2,000 dollars a day to fight for the Ukraine. Obviously many idiots believe it but is it really true? Promises are comfort to a fool.

    • Replies: @Thirdtwin
  90. Marcali says:

    Are you saying that the USA did for a second time an anti-Japan series of provocations that escalated the Far-East war in 1941, this time in the Ukraine?

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  91. phil says:

    Mike,

    Report from Sputnik News, May 11 2022:

    Ukraine-Pfizer Moderna Merck Gilead Sputnik News May 11, 2022

    The Russian military began reporting on the extent of US military biological activities in Ukraine in March, citing evidence from captured documents on the study of a range of potentially deadly bioweapons agents, including those which can be spread naturally using local geography, flora and fauna, and experimentation on human beings.

    Senior Democratic Party politicians are the chief ideologists of America’s illegal operations in Ukraine’s biolabs, and have involved major multinational biotech companies in their activities, Igor Kirillov, the head of Russia’s Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defence Troops chief, has indicated.

    “The leaders of the Democratic Party are the ideologists of US military-biological activity in Ukraine,” Kirillov said in a briefing in Moscow on Wednesday.

    Citing an MoD analysis of seized documents, the RCB Troops chief said the profits politicians earn for the US private biotech sector helps pay for their reelection via campaign donations.

    According to Kirillov, the US executive branch has also worked to create a “legislative framework to finance military biological research directly from the federal budget,” with “funds of non-government organizations controlled by the leadership of the Democratic Party, including” charitable foundations belonging to “the Clintons, the Rockerfellers, [George] Soros, and the Bidens attracted under state guarantees.”

    Major global pharmaceutical companies have become involved in these shady ‘public private’ partnership schemes, including the likes of Pfizer, Moderna, Merck, and Pentagon-affiliated biotech firm Gilead, Kirillov said.

    “US specialists are working [in Ukraine] on the testing of new medicines, bypassing international safety standards. As a result, Western companies seriously reduce the costs of research programmes and gain significant competitive advantages,” the officer said.

    Ukrainian state structures are also involved in the US-funded and organized military biological activities in their country, Kirillov said, with Kiev’s main job being “to conceal illegal activities, conduct field and clinical trials and provide the necessary biomaterial.”

    In 2020, Kirillov said, an attempt was made to infect the residents of the settlement of Stepovoye in the Lugansk People’s Republic with a multi-drug-resistant form of tuberculosis using counterfeit banknotes contaminated with the disease’s causative agent and spread among local youth.

    Additionally, the RCB Troops chief said that his agency has received information detailing the Pentagon’s experiments on Ukrainian nationals at Psychiatric Hospital No. 1 in the village of Strelechie, Kharkov region, with the research targeting male patients aged 40-60 with a high stage of physical exhaustion, and involving the testing of potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals.

    Polish specialists have also been involved in work at Ukraine’s biolabs, Kirillov said, citing documents relating to the involvement of Poland’s Institute of Veterinary Medicine alongside the US’s Battelle Memorial Institute – a Pentagon contracts, on research assessing epidemiological threats and the spread of the rabies virus in Ukraine.

    “In addition, documentary evidence has been obtained about Poland’s funding of Lvov Medical University, which includes a participant in US military biological projects – the Institute of Epidemiology and Hygiene. Since 2002, this organization has been implementing a retraining programme for specialists with experiwence working with dual-use materials and technologies,” the officer said.

    Kirillov stressed that the information which continues to be gathered and analyzed by the Russian MoD casts doubt on assurances by US specialists that Ukraine does not have the capability to develop and produce bioweapons, and that the US itself has not ‘found’ any biological weapons in Ukraine.

    The RCB Troops chief also indicated that Moscow has intelligence information related to the preparation of possible provocations involving weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine to accuse the Russian military of using such arms along a “Syrian-style” scenario, in which the necessary evidence is fabricated and the perpetrators are appointed ahead of time.

    One piece of evidence suggesting the high likelihood of such provocations taking place is the Kiev regime’s request for personal protective equipment that provides protection against toxic chemicals and biological agents, Kirillov said. The supply of organophosphate toxicity medications to Ukraine is also a concern for the Russian military, the officer noted, pointing out that in the first months of 2022, over 220,000 ampoules of atropine, as well as medicines for treatment and disinfection, have been delivered to Ukraine by the United States.

    • Thanks: annamaria
    • Replies: @annamaria
  92. Wokechoke says:
    @Marcali

    Operation Orbital: Largest Peacetime Parachute Drop in British History 2020, Southern Ukraine.

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

    8,000 personnel involved (British, Canadians and US). 20.000 Ukie troops trained during the period.

    Three-day ride from RAF base in UK to South Ukraine and there’s a NATO Air Assault brigade in the area.

    This must have made the Russian staff officers demand invasion at the first practical moment. The British intent was clear enough.

    Only Moreso. The British were dangled out there as a proxy for a proxy.

    • Replies: @Marcali
  93. Marcali says:
    @Athena

    Speaking about Azov the settlement. It was only in 1739 that it became the property of Russia through colonial expansion. The same goes for Rostov town.

  94. @MarkU

    Our so-called ‘leaders’ take their cue from the American Jewish Oligarchs who have a special purpose for Ukraine following the Downfall of Apartheid Israhell.

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

  95. Wokechoke says:
    @Bro43rd

    No, the Shadow is the Spirit of Mother Russia. Sword in Hand.

  96. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    100% engineered by the US. Russia did what it had to do, bit the bullet and went in. The US is an entire ocean away but has been driving this armed alliance to the very doorstep of Russia, leaving them no choice. American politicians screaming about this are like armed robbers complaining about having their plans thwarted.

  97. CSFurious says:

    I read somewhere that it should be called “The War of the 400 Kitchens” because that is the number of kitchens that will be remodeled in the greater-D.C. metro area by the wives of husbands who are employed by the defense industry. The U.S. is quite pathetic at this stage of its decline.

  98. Realist says:
    @Bro43rd

    Please Mr Unz, make commenters pay, by their word count.

    If he did that…he would bankrupt himself.

  99. annamaria says:

    “Russia did not start the war and everyone on the Security Council knows it.”

    — yet the dishonorable members of the Security Council lie to please the Zionied US, Banksters, and mega War profiteers.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  100. annamaria says:
    @phil

    the “agency has received information detailing the Pentagon’s experiments on Ukrainian nationals at Psychiatric Hospital No. 1 in the village of Strelechie, Kharkov region, with the research targeting male patients aged 40-60 with a high stage of physical exhaustion, and involving the testing of potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals.”
    — Sounds rather American in spirit.

  101. HT says:

    The people in charge of the Biden regime have put us closer to nuclear war at any point since the Cuban Missile Crisis 60 years ago.

  102. This war as with most wars was a result of zionists creating the conditions for war with their zionist Nuland led coup in the Ukraine in 2014 and the resulting breakaway Donbas region and the Ukraine attack on the Donbas for 8 years, which slaughtered some 16,000 Russian speaking people in these attacks.

    This and the ZUS NATO’s breaking every agreement not to move eastward and all of this led to the war in the Ukraine and the zionists got what they wanted ie a war to sacrifice lives to their god satan.

    Zionists are destroyers of nations and humanity.

    • Agree: HT
    • LOL: acementhead
  103. @Bro43rd

    At first I thought the shadow to the Babooshka looked like Lady Justice atop the Old Bailey in London in her death throes…

    But it is more likely supposed to be Mother Russia…

    • Thanks: annamaria
  104. Mefobills says:

    People who are autistic and binary, need to be shown the below picture, and combine it with Jacques Baude’s comments. These sort of autist people have a simplistic take off point. Russia invaded, ergo Russia bad guy. But, if it is shown that Ukraine initiated hostilities by shelling, then their takeoff point must be Ukraine started war = bad guy.

    And,also,) the intensification of the artillery shelling of the Donbas starting on the 16th of February, and this increase in the shelling was observed, in fact, by the Observer Mission of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe], and t hey recorded this increase of violation, and it’s a massive violation. I mean, we are talking about something that is about 30 times more than what it used to be… On the 16th of February you had a massive increase of violation on the Ukrainian side. So, for the Russians, Vladimir Putin in particular, that was the sign that the operation—the Ukrainian operation—was about to start.

    And then everything started; I mean, all the events came very quickly. That means that if we look at the figures, you can see that there’s…. a massive increase from the 16th-17th, and then it reached kind of a maximum on the 18th of February, and that was continuing.

    The OSCE mission reports showed that the great majority of impact explosions of the artillery were on the separatist side of the ceasefire line.

    • Thanks: Doug Hillman
  105. CQ agrees with Russia’s official reasons for police actions in the Ukraine.

    “ Russia attacked the neighboring state Ukraine in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German- and French-brokered protocols were designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.

    The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake the two republics by force.”

  106. Mefobills says:
    @Observator

    You could almost feel the American Founders smiling: finally their republic had the means to defeat and utterly humiliate the arrogant British aristocracy that refused to accept mere provincials as equals so long before.

    The American founders defeated the City of London in the revolutionary war. It was credit from the first bank flowing in the American economy, as shown by Hamiliton’s report on manufacturers.

    The City of London fought back with the war of 1812, and then the civil war. (The south was back sliding into becoming a cotton extraction economy for the British Colonial System.)

    The City of London and the agents of Mammon got their way finally with Wilson and the Progressive Era, and then the debt spreading Federal Reserve.

    Soon WW1 began and America fought on the side of FINANCE CAPITAL and the usury class, making common cause with London.

    In other words, London and the (((finance class))) finally won out, and America was no more.

    The now American whore of Babylon no longer operated for the General Welfare, nor did it heed the founders of “No Entangling Alliances.”

    The Capital Class maneuvers polities to make gains on overseas markets, to include war.

    The American founders are most definitely NOT SMILING, they are horrified. Their revolution was overturned.

    America fought on the wrong side in WW2, as a dupe and a whore.

    America today is run by finance capital, where said capital wants to reduce Russia to so many new dollarized debt instruments, payable to privateers who pull strings.

    • Agree: CelestiaQuesta
  107. Notsofast says:
    @Hitch

    ….is completely blinded by his hatred….or a complete troll, there’s a lot of that going on here of late.

  108. Today, (I,Me,they) listened to a news story about Dr. Rachel Levine. Made us proud to be an American. Freedom from Reality. Let’s defeat those Ruskies. Fight to every last man/woman/androgenous/Furry that we/they can find.

  109. @Putin is wild

    Putin is Hitler without racial laws & some grand obtuse philosophy of history.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Liosnagcat
  110. Mefobills says:

    History is VERY CONSISTENT.

    Oligarchs and privateers maneuver to make gains. The Capital Class since before the BOE, while in Amsterdam created the new western world.

    Yes, it was our (((friends))). These same people, in the form of the Bolsheviks grabbed Russia by the short hairs. The Bolsheviks were funded by Wall Street, especially Schiff of Khun and Loeb.

    Below is Glayzyev who understands that America was INDUSTRIAL CAPITALIST up until 1912, where state credit tended to channel into industry and the commons.

    Germany adopted the American System (Industrial Capitalism) under the Kaiser, and Hitler resurrected it by 1933.

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

    Say, 100 years ago, the British Empire was trying to maintain its hegemony in the world. When it was already losing economically to the combined resources of the Russian Empire and Germany, the First World War provoked by British intelligence was unleashed, during which all three European empires self-destructed. I am talking about the collapse of tsarist Russia, the German and Austro-Hungarian empires, but this also includes the fourth-Ottoman Porto. As for Britain, it held global dominance for a while and even became the largest empire on the planet. But due to the inexorable laws of socio-economic development, the colonial world economic system, based in fact on slave labor, could no longer provide economic growth. Introduced two completely new political models of Soviet and American — has demonstrated a much greater production efficiency, because they were organized on different principles: not for private family capitalism, and the power of large transnational corporations with centralized structures of economic regulation and limitless monetary emission using Fiat currency (paper or electronic means — approx. ed.). They enabled mass production of products much more efficiently than the control systems of the colonial empires of the nineteenth century.

    It was Germany that was the highest industrial economy and highest civilization that was attacked by finance capital. Germany used its own sovereign money, and did not need foreign “capital” so the international finance class was cut out of making easy profits.

    Today, it is Russia, who is throwing off the parasite, and the parasite is fighting back. The parasite wants its easy life of international capital gains. The parasite does not want to be thrown out of the citadel of power.

  111. Wokechoke says:

    https://twitter.com/tazoglan/status/1524421254572347392/photo/1

    good map showing the river system in the Donetsk basin.

    Rivers running North South make I I I I east west attacks across those areas tricky. North to South movement is easier.

  112. Phibbs says:

    Everyone knows that the cunning, scheming, manipulative, deceptive, treacherous, hateful Jews own the mainstream media and Washington D.C. Nothing will ever improve until we Gentiles kick the destructive Jews out of America. And every ship and plane the Jews are forced onto should have the number “109” on them. Why? Because that will be the number of countries and territories the Jews will have been kicked out of.

    • Agree: Art
  113. Fred777 says:
    @Wokechoke

    It won’t surprise if one day we see Ukrainians fighting as fiercely for Russia as the Chechens do today. Ukies also will come to realize how the west used them.

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  114. January 6th was the first time in over one hundred years PIGs (pigs in government) feared the wrath of we the people. In their disgust and contempt for white Americans, they have waged war by calling us “white supremacists” and declaring us “domestic terrorists”.

    The US government relentless support of the illegitimate apartheid state of Israel and the complete takeover of every American institution by Bolsheviks 2.0 should be obvious to anyone by now.

    Russia is the last aryan Christian nation capable of defending itself against the west now under Bolsheviks control. Russia remembers when Bolsheviks took over the Russian government in the 1910s and killed 66 million Christians, including 200,000 members of the Christian clergy, and destroyed 40,000 churches.

    It is imperative white Americans stand with Russia, if they go, we have no other counter to the slaughter coming our way.

  115. @Herr K

    Because they are under the Dick-Tatership of the whiny weenie True-to-Dough and his monitor, Ms. Freedland, descendant of a long line of Banderites and both beholden to their WEF master, Klau\$ \$chwab; the land once known as Canada “proud north strong and free” has fallen to the status of Canuckistan.

    Canuckistanis are even more weenied out than their neighbors to the south. They have become a mass of “go along to get along” types, overwhelmed by masses of half-digestible immigrants and still under their Governor General, who as an agent of the Bloody Quean, can dismiss Parliament whenever he gets the orders from City of London banksters via that Wicked Witch of Westminster.

    Real Canadians are maintaining a low-profile under current police-state monitoring. Such a sad ending for people who refused to eliminate their Dominion status…must be that bunch of Tories who fled to Upper Canada during and after the American Revolution.

    How can any allegedly sovereign people maintain the ties that bind them to Perfidious Albion?

    • Replies: @JR Foley
  116. Corrupt says:

    “You can see that by the time Putin invaded Ukraine, the war had already begun. The shelling of ethnic Russians had already intensified”

    The Ukrainians did nothing that Russia didn’t already do itself in Chechnya. It is hypocritical of the Russians to use this as an excuse for invading Ukraine.

  117. @Been_there_done_that

    How do we know the ethnic identity of Monsieur Pilpul? Simple. He inserts a couple paragraphs from Reuters, the spokesorgan for the Rottenchild Crime Clan ever since they financed and founded it back in the last quarter of the 19th Century.

    Ethnic solidarity is Been That’s M.O.

  118. Art says:

    The theft of the 2020 election could lead to WWIII. Trump would not have pushed Putin into attacking Ukraine. Trump did not want a war as part of his legacy.

    The Jew MSM has major culpability for putting Bidin into office and forcing the Nazi Neocon Ukraine War on Russia.

    • Replies: @Minnesota Mary
  119. @Horus

    WhoreU.\$. : So who cuts your paycheck?

  120. MarkU says:
    @j2

    I think we all know who instigated the shelling, are we really surprised that the Donbass militias were going to shoot back. The Kiev junta had absolutely no intention of honouring the Minsk agreements at any point. I suggest you watch the beginning of the video posted by Athena (comment 3) and watch Poroshenko bragging about keeping the Donbass residents living in their basements. They had eight years to implement the Minsk agreements which were allegedly going to be guaranteed by the Germans and French. For eight years the Donbass residents had to live with intermittent shelling, particularly those living in Donetsk. For eight years the western media avoided reporting the situation and the Germans and the French reneged on their responsibilities and did nothing.

    As for your later point try to imagine how it would seem if the situation was reversed.

    Imagine if the cold war had ended with a USSR victory. That the US had agreed to the reunification of Germany under USSR control with the promise that the Warsaw pact would not expand westwards. Now imagine that promise was broken and the whole of western Europe was brought into the Warsaw pact. Now imagine that the USSR had spent billions in Mexico and/or Canada fostering anti-US hatred and nurturing anti-US fascist groups. Then the USSR aids and abets a coup against the US friendly government(s) of Mexico/Canada supported by US hating fascist radicals who want to bring Mexico/Canada into the Warsaw pact and stick USSR missiles all along the border with the US.

    Would you then be arguing that the US had no particular rights to security and that US bases on US soil near the Mexican/Canadian border would somehow be as equivalently aggressive as the projected Warsaw pact bases at the US border?

    I am pretty sure that you wouldn’t.

    • Thanks: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @j2
    , @Truth Vigilante
  121. annamaria says:
    @follyofwar

    “Perhaps we are where we are because Mr. Putin waited too long to act.’
    — The timing was defined by Russia’s potential for taming (and perhaps killing) the Parasite.
    https://thesaker.is/russia-at-war/

    Russia is at war, at war with a motivated, determined adversary [the ZUSA]; an adversary who does not have any moral restrictions and is not inclined to compromise. Ukraine has been pumped up with propaganda, instructors, and now – also with weapons – for eight years.

    https://thesaker.is/the-day-russias-patience-ran-out/

    Most Russians will remember this day with relief as the day their government finally—finally! after eight literally bloody years!—determined that a negotiated settlement in the Ukraine would simply never happen and that there was no point in waiting any further before going ahead and cleaning it up. It was cathartic for them to hear their president unleash a torrent of truth about the Ukraine, calling it a Bolshevist concoction of mostly historically Russian lands that was simply never intended for independent statehood, pointing out that it never paid its share of Soviet-era foreign debt (Russia paid it off on its behalf), that it refused to turn over Russian assets with which it incidentally ended up, and instead soaked up several hundred billion dollars of Russian subsidies, that it extorted money for the use of its Soviet-built gas pipeline that it got free of charge, and that it has squandered and stolen the rest of its vast Soviet patrimony.

    … Finally, he [Putin] made clear that all of the Ukrainian war crimes of the past eight years have been carefully documented and that all of these war criminals will be brought to justice. …

    What matters now are those issues that will allow our country [Russia] to get out of the current situation with victory and a minimum of losses. Consolidation of society, restructuring of industry, strengthening of the army. In the end, this war is a great chance for each of us personally to become better. We did not choose to live in historical times, history overtook us by itself – and it is better to go through it with dignity.

    This is not some soapy holobiz half-truths. This is a ray of hygienic sunshine on the rotten landscape of the Zio-Fascist USA and its European vassals.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  122. @Fred777

    So should all the other East Europeans one by one. The EU will destroy their nationhood. They’re stuck in the middle between Russia and the West and better think carefully about their future actions.

    • Agree: Fred777
    • Replies: @Wielgus
  123. beau says:

    it is my sincere hope Putin’s Russia kills every nazi in ukraine. if the nazis are ‘our buddies’, that may be true of our debauched, traitorous leadership, but certainly not ordinary citizens.

    the reason for all this going on is that Russia and China must be taken down for the ‘great reset’ of planetary human enslavement to continue. with this in mind, what is being said by those who support ukraine? would it be ‘enslave me now, forever’? are such sycophants ignorant, or stupid? will it matter when their support finishes the destruction of our nation and culture followed by enslavement?

    k. schwab has said ‘you will own nothing and you will be happy’. here is what he did not say: ‘you will own nothing and you will be happy. we will own everything and be happier’.

    i never in my life considered the possibility that Russia falling would herald the beginning of my own enslavement. unfortunately, that is the case. our ‘leaders’ are…uh…uhm…

    • Replies: @Y658
  124. annamaria says:
    @Hitch

    There is no desperate clinging on part of Russia. There is the desperate slandering of Russians on your part.

    Lazar Kaganovitch, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine and Stalin’s brother-in-law orchestrated the Holodomor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazar_Kaganovich

    Kaganovich was born to Jewish parents in the village of Kiev Oblast, Ukraine. Although not from a “fanatically observant” family, according to Kaganovich, he spoke Yiddish at home. … Kaganovich (together with Vyacheslav Molotov) participated with the All-Ukrainian Party Conference of 1930 and were given the task of implementation of the collectivization policy that influenced [produced] the 1932–33 famine (known as the Holodomor in Ukraine)

    Can you explain why this ruling by the Judge of the Criminal Chamber of the Kyiv Court of Appeal was overturned? https://khpg.org/en/1265217823

    The criminal investigation established that the leadership of the Bolshevik totalitarian regime – Stalin, Molotov, Kaganovich, Kaganovich, Postyshev, Kosior, Chubar and Khatayevych had on the territory of the Ukrainian SSR committed Genocide on the Ukrainian ethnic group.

    A hint: there were vicious protestations by Jews.

  125. The Ukrainian Army Has Been Defeated. What’s Left Is Mop-Up

    and other fallacies.
    https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/larry-c-johnson-the-ukrainian-army-has-been-defeated-whats-left-is-mop-up/

    I was just explaining on Sailer’s blog that Ukraine actually never qualified for NATO. The prime reason is that they have a contended border. Germany and France also oppose their membership.

    So the real fallacy is that Ukraine was on the verge of joining.

    The smart play to keep Ukraine out would be to keep Donbas contended

    OR

    Require that Ukraine agree to neutrality as a condition of not invading.

    The incredibly dumb play would be to invade without any ultimatum and plan on taking the entire country through the capital. Such a move would only re-invigorate NATO and lead to crippling sanctions.

    But then Putin keeps changing his reason for the war which suggests that this is really about his ego and was never about NATO in the first place. Just another Tsar getting engaged in a war where the enemy is completely underestimated. Maybe next time ask a 12 year old that plays modern war simulations if it is a good idea to invade a country where the people hate you and have at least 20k personal anti-tank and anti-air weapons. Any 12 year old that plays games like Modern Warfare would do.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  126. @Hitch

    Don’t be silly, Russia remembers when Bolsheviks who took over the Russian government in the 1910s and killed 66 million Christians, including 200,000 members of the Christian clergy, and destroyed 40,000 churches. They are fighting the descendant Bolsheviks 2.0 now aligned with NATO PIGs to finish off Russia and divide among themselves the largest and richest natural resource landmass on the planet.

    Spiritually what we are witnessing is another major confrontation between good and evil, dark and light, just before contact or the second coming.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  127. Hitch says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    “Spiritually what we are witnessing is another major confrontation between good and evil, dark and light, just before contact or the second coming.”

    Nope. What we are witnessing has nothing to with spirituality and everything to do with Hebrew instigated wars of goy genocide.

    • Replies: @Wielgus
  128. Hitch says:

    The stupid bimbo’s running the Swedish and Finnish gyno-oligarchies have no clue about the UK and worthless security guarantees:

    UK strikes new security agreement with Sweden and Finland

    “What it says is that in the event of a disaster, or in the event of an attack on either of us, then we will come to each other’s assistance, including with military assistance,” Johnson said at a press conference in Helsinki.


    Just as England promised to come to Poland’s aid if Poland tormented ethnic Germans enough so that Hitler was forced to attack, so is Johnson promising the front-holed Jewish puppets running Sweden and Finland that England will come to their aid if they manage to provoke Russia into attacking. History repeats, but in this case idiot Feminists are completely clueless about hundreds of years of history.

    Of course this is just a stop-gap measure until Sweden and Finland Feminists and their cucky male slaves fall under the Nato “security umbrella”. The issue here is that by dragging Sweden and Finland into Nato after a toothless UK guarantee, Johnson and his Hebrew overlords know that they will provoke a reaction by Russia in they same way that they knew that by developing bioweapons in Ukraine and by constantly bombing and murdering Russian civilians in Donbas that they would force a reaction by Russia in February, 2022.

    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
    , @annamaria
  129. annamaria says:
    @Navalgazer

    You need to investigate what exactly the US long-term aggression against Russia has done to the US. In other words, what is this “win” for the ZUSA in terms of its economy and the Talmud-inspired aspiration for full-spectrum dominance?

  130. Thirdtwin says:
    @Commentator Mike

    The only rumor about Russian bounties was the one started by our IC and amplified by our media to damage President Trump. Regarding the Russians somehow triggering our abrupt, disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, I’m going to have to go with Occam’s razor and our utter incompetence. We are our own worst enemy. Or rather, our IC is our worst enemy. Although they can always blame those sneaky Russians.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  131. annamaria says:
    @Anon

    The miserable effects of The School of the Americas: https://www.moonofalabama.org

    The number of NATO troops in Eastern Europe has grown tenfold, and a Nordic expansion of the organization is likely. … The current U.S. strategy will end in a catastrophe for Ukraine because it is based on false narratives. Lt.Col. (ret) Daniel Davis has consistently provided a more realist view of the military situation in Ukraine. His latest piece fits that record: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/opinion/russia-ukraine-war-america.html

    Over the past few days, a flurry of senior leaders in both Ukraine and Washington have issued defiant claims of not merely resisting Russian aggression, but pushing towards outright victory. While such aspirations are entirely understandable, it is unwise to set policy seeking a preferred outcome if there does not exist a rational path by which Ukraine could accomplish that objective. At present, most indicators, fundamentals of war, and current battlefield trendlines support the prospect of a Ukrainian defeat.

    And the expected centerpiece of the fascists-ruled West:

    Unconfirmed reports from Warsaw indicate that after Washington rejected the proposals for a no-fly zone over Ukraine, along with the transfer of Polish MIG-29 aircrafts to Ukrainian pilots, the Polish general staff was quietly instructed to formulate plans for intervention in the Ukrainian conflict by seizing the western part of Ukraine. Naturally, military action of this scale would require Kiev’s approval, but given Washington’s de facto control of the Zelensky government, approval for Polish military intervention should not be a problem.

    Presumably, the Biden administration may hope that a collision involving Russians and Poles in any form—including air and missile strikes against Polish forces on the Ukrainian side of the border—would potentially call for the NATO council to meet and address Article V of the NATO treaty.

    “the Polish general staff was quietly instructed” – the dishonorable and zionized US brass has demanded from the dishonorable Polish brass to prepare Poland for annihilation.

    • Replies: @GMC
  132. Thirdtwin says:
    @meamjojo

    ThE WaLLs aRe cLoSiNg iN.

  133. j2 says:
    @MarkU

    “Imagine if the cold war had ended with a USSR victory. That the US had agreed to the reunification of Germany under USSR control with the promise that the Warsaw pact would not expand westwards.
    ….
    Would you then be arguing that the US had no particular rights to security and that US bases on US soil near the Mexican/Canadian border would somehow be as equivalently aggressive as the projected Warsaw pact bases at the US border?

    I am pretty sure that you wouldn’t. ”

    You are wrong in your pretty sureness. The USA would not have any right in this hypothetical situation to attack Mexico especially on a dubious claim that Mexico is taken over by Nazis and is planning on attacking the USA in the future. The USA would have reacted in some way, but it would not be a question of right. And I very much doubt Mexico even if taken over by Nazis would be able to seriously threaten the USA. The same is with NATO. NATO does not seriously threaten Russia, and you know it, so does Putin.

    “I think we all know who instigated the shelling, are we really surprised that the Donbass militias were going to shoot back”

    We do not all think the way you do, nor should you assume it. In case you mean that this war started from the effort of Ukraine to suppress a rebellion of the eastern provinces, it developed into an armed conflict and into trench war in Donbas with constant shelling (mostly from the separatist side, I follows the liveuamap for many years, mosly the shelling was from separatists side), then we agree that Ukraine army started the war on the separatists, as it should as an army has the task of protecting the country against external and internal enemies.

    There is a difference between a civil war and a war between independent nations. Every nation has the “right” to suppress a rebellion. It is not an especially moral right, as we often can argue that those, who want to be independent (or autonomic) should get independence (or autonomy). But this is not the case, the unit is an independent nation and what happens inside the nation is an internal affair. Outside countries often interfere with internal matters, but actually they should not. An attack on an independent country is today legally a different matter. Russia attacked an independent country, Ukraine. Ukraine fared a civil war against rebels. Though these rebels supported the elected president, in this case they were rebels and the legally elected parliament was accepted as the legal government by outside countries (most of them).

    “The Kiev junta had absolutely no intention of honouring the Minsk agreements at any point.”

    We agree that Kiev did not intend to honor this agreement. It was an agreement between the government and rebels that the government found forced to sign. I may agree that breaking agreements is bad, but bad agreements are also bad to keep. You can find many cases in history when a peace agreement has been violated. But breaking this agreement does not give Russia, or any outside country, the right to impose implementation of the agreement by force. We can compare this agreement with a peace agreement negotiated with the help of outside powers between two parties in a war. Very often such a peace will not keep. Yet, it does not give the outside powers the right to impose the agreement by an invasion. (Though surely you find countries that have done so).

    “For eight years the Donbass residents had to live with intermittent shelling, particularly those living in Donetsk.”

    That is what war is. The separatists were Ukrainian and started a rebel against the government, so they caused the civil war and suffered from it. Ukraine did not start a war against Russia and Ukrainians are suffering, not Russian people. There is a difference. It is not Russia’s job to go stopping a civil war and killing in another country by invading the country. If Russian speaking people were in danger in this civil war, they could move to Russia as refugees. Ukrainians have moved to other countries as refugees in the Russia-Ukraine was. Russia should have taken the refugees and sent a better negotiator to settle the war, if they wanted to stop the killings in the Ukrainian civil war.

  134. Wielgus says:
    @Commentator Mike

    These countries are basically dickless. One striking example: Ukrainian authorities complained about the Slovenian flag on its embassy in Kiev looking too much like the Russian one, sharing its pan-Slavic colours, so the Slovenians obediently took it down.

  135. @anonymous

    Sorry, that reply was not meant for you.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  136. @Thirdtwin

    You’re probably right. I may be coming under the influence of certain commenters here who keep praising US and NATO military for their professionalism and disparaging Russian soldiers.

  137. @Putin is wild

    Russia moved troops to Kiev to “fix” the Ukrainian military troops around the city in that location. Russia established air superiority over Ukraine. Then Russia destroyed the Ukrainian ammo and fuel depots between Kiev and Mariupol. The Russian troops then maneuvered to the region of heavy fighting around the donbas region/Mariupol to support the existing military there. The Ukrainian military remained fixed in Kiev. If you do not believe this, then ask yourself why the Ukraine military around Kiev did not immediately cross the region between Kiev and donbas/Mariupol, and strike the Russians from the rear.

  138. meamjojo says:
    @Ray Caruso

    You forgot a few ethic groups in your rant. Do Hispanics and Asians get a pass in your sorry excuse for a mind?

  139. @Hitch

    Is this the same UK government replacing its white native population with black and brown tribes?

    Either Swedes or Finns are the dumbest whites ever or they’ve been Bolsheviked 2.0, or both.

    Ncuti Gatwa: BBC names actor as next Doctor Who star – BBC News

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-61371123

  140. @Bardon Kaldian

    ‘Putin is Hitler without racial laws & some grand obtuse philosophy of history.’

    Not really. Putin isn’t Hitler. Kemal Ataturk, Francisco Franco, or Porfirio Diaz maybe — but not Hitler.

    And the distinction is critical. It’s perfectly possible to appease Ataturk, Franco, or Diaz. It can even be a good idea. Sometimes, it’s best to let the Wookie win.

    …and since in this case, the Wookie has already got a bloody nose and has been suitably chastened, it would be a good idea. Russia’s not going to go away, and she’s not going to agree she’s no longer a great power. So we need something everyone can take home and call victory.

    You may not like Putin; but you’ll like what you’ll get in his place if you get rid of him even less.

    Then you may well get your Hitler. That’s what happened the last time we humiliated a great power.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    , @meamjojo
  141. “This is an accurate account of what took place in the months preceding the war.”

    This refers to literally two sentences. You cannot be taken seriously.

  142. tfourier says:

    One problem with your article. Its total BS. How do I know. Because I’ve been watching many hours of 1tv ru daily since the start of January. Just like I did from 1989 to 1992. Want to know what the Kremlin thinks today. Watch what the are showing on Время. Or as has been the case since the end of February, the daily rolling coverage on such programs as Информационный канал.

    Did you know they have been showing almost exactly the same maps of the great RU army victories since the end of March? I got daily screengrabs to prove it. And that’s the most optimistic spin they can do on a catastrophic military situation. Heard a great name for the RU military campaign in UA- blyatzkrieg.

    The daily political propaganda on RU state TV is just as mind-numbingly stupid. Completely lacking any intellectual coherence which at least the Soviet Era propaganda had. The Victory Day parade on Monday being a great example. Almost an exact copy of the October Revolution Parade of the Soviet Era except the civilian section of the parade completely lacked any of the spirit of the original. No one was happy to be there Monday. All for show. At least the weather was nice. Only rained in the afternoon. Look at the old videos of parades from the 1980’s and 1970’s to see the difference.

    Putins long rambling diatribe in February in front of the Russian Federation Security Council invalidate pretty much everything your wrote. You can find the transcript on the kremlin.ru site. Its mostly the usual RU Slavic Supremacist garbage that has given the RU Slavic ultra-nationalists a metaphysical hard on since the early 19’th century. Its all about genocide. No such thing as Ukrainians blah blah blah. Little different from NSDAP Untermensch rants of the 1930’s. In Der Stürmer.

    Единая Россия = NSDAP. Pure and simple.

    There is a point were being skeptical of the established narrative veers off into utter self-delusion. Back in the Cold War these people were called Useful Idiots. By the Soviets. You can be sure that Putin looks on the current equivalent in the West with exactly the same contempt the Soviet had for their intellectual forebears .

    You might have been essentially correct on other stories in the past but on this particular story you have definitely backed the wrong horse. Not a good idea to be an apologist in any form for war crimes and genocide. History has not looked favorably on people like the America First Committee.

    Oh, look, АнтиФейк is up next. I wonder which “Fake” news stories they will be “fact checking” today. Always good for a laugh.

    • Agree: peterAUS, meamjojo
    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  143. @Colin Wright

    Putin is Hitler re. borders, Sudeten etc.

    Kemal & others never engaged in aggressive wars in historically others’ countries with the gamble of provoking a major continental or world war.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  144. RobinG says:
    @Athena

    Thanks for link to the film. Here’s an interview with Richard Black, who has been consistently good on Ukraine and Syria.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  145. anonymous[284] • Disclaimer says:
    @Putin is wild

    PUTIN/Russia the LAST Bastion of Christian Resistance..Ironically Putin is the ONLY one demanding that Israel stop bombing/demolishing christian churches in Israel…the Vatican is MIA.

  146. @Putin is wild

    It seems to me that, the Russian Federation refuses to become a punching-bag of North America and Western Europe.

    By all careful assessments now, Ukraine is lost for America although American govt. has been dumping billions of dollars for a lost cause.

    So, America government’s next spectacular gambit will be stationing nuclear-armed missiles within the borders of Sweden and Finland to directly target Kremlin.

    After being NATO-members, Sweden and Finland will become the hornet’s nest for the Russian Federation.

  147. @Ray Caruso

    Poland makes a claim on western Ukraine BTB.
    you sound like you need a RABIES booster shot Ray.

    • LOL: meamjojo
    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
  148. @Commentator Mike

    You trust that which they say when it goes against interest.

  149. annamaria says:
    @Hitch

    Guess Johnson and the opportunistic ignoramus Baerbock approve of the illegal development of bioweaponry on the territory of Ukraine. The subhuman research and experiments on local Ukrainian populations belong to the “humanitarian interventionists” of NATO and the US.

    https://www.rt.com/russia/555328-democrats-pentagon-pfizer-ukraine-biolabs/

    Using Ukraine as a testbed effectively outside international control and leveraging the technological capacities of transnational pharma companies, the Pentagon has “significantly expanded its research potential not only in the field of creating biological weapons, but also obtaining information about antibiotic resistance and the presence of antibodies to certain diseases in populations of specific regions.

    Crimes against humanity.

  150. Y658 says:

    Supporting a former KGB agent as he leads his nation of Hapas in a war that he claims is justified because the opponents are Nazis?

    Lol, I have no words for this.

    • Replies: @MarkU
  151. @Carlton Meyer

    Saddam Hussein attacked Kuwait, not Iraq.

  152. @JimDandy

    Slim Pickens! Que apropissimo for Ukraine.

    • Thanks: JimDandy
  153. Lavrov has some advice for those of you losing sleep over this conflict…



    Video Link

  154. annamaria says:
    @John Johnson

    Relax. You became carried away by the usual Talmudic phraseology like “another Tsar,” plus you presented this obviously prevocational “OR Require that Ukraine agree to neutrality.” Just google the Minsk Agreements and find out why the homoerotic puppet Zelensky was prohibited from implementing the agreements by his Ziocon handlers in DC. https://scheerpost.com/2022/04/18/siding-with-ukraines-far-right-us-sabotaged-zelenskys-peace-mandate/

    In 2019, Zelensky was elected on an overwhelming mandate to make peace with Russia. … the US chose to side with Ukraine’s far-right and fuel war

    https://interfax.com/newsroom/top-stories/73906/

    Zelensky effectively refuses to fulfill the Minsk accords. Zelensky has said that he will not hold talks with the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics… Civilians have been suffering and dying. …
    In violation of the Minsk Agreements, Kyiv has attempted to escalate the conflict by mounting a mortar attack on localities in Donbas.

    And who was murdering the civilians in eastern Ukraine for eight years? – The Kolomojsky’s boys.
    Mr. Kolomojsky, the president of the Jewish Community of Ukraine, founded and funded self-proclaimed Nazi battalions (death squads) Azov, Aidar, and Dnipro to protect his properties in eastern Ukraine.
    Mr. Zelensky (the protege of the wealthy Kolomojsky) embraced the Nazis and their devotion to the memory of Stepan Bandera. The Judeo-Nazis are strong in Ukraine!

    Another piece of a puzzle that you need to be acquainted with: “The Pentagon Bio-weapons” https://dilyana.bg/the-pentagon-bio-weapons/

    The DoD Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has funded 11 bio-laboratories in Ukraine, bordering on Russia. Ukraine has no control over the military bio-laboratories on its own territory. According to the 2005 Agreement between the US DoD and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Ukrainian government is prohibited from public disclosure of sensitive information about the US program, and Ukraine is obliged to transfer to the US Department of Defense (DoD) dangerous pathogens for biological research. …

    Among the set of bilateral agreements between the US and Ukraine is the establishment of the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) – an International organization funded mainly by the US government which has been accorded diplomatic status. Over the past 20 years, the STCU has invested over \$285 million in funding and managing some 1,850 projects of scientists who previously worked on the development of weapons of mass destruction.


    “US Democrats use Ukraine biolab profits for campaign funding:” https://www.rt.com/russia/555328-democrats-pentagon-pfizer-ukraine-biolabs/

    • Agree: JR Foley
  155. What can the US and NATO hope to achieve by pitting world powers against each other? It’s as macabre a scenario as in Orwell’s 1984, with endless stagnation, or worse, the likely outcome.

    Where is the glory in that?

    Surely the citizenry of all the involved countries don’t support this ruthless , testosterone-poisoned atmosphere, but the controllers seem determined to use the entire earth for their egotistical display of brute force and deceit.

  156. @Commentator Mike

    No, you’ve got cause and effect the other way round. The US decided to get out of Afghanistan. They could simply go home yanqui, but chose to inflame their ongoing war in Ukraine. It’s all part of the diabolical US conspiracy to fragment Asia.

  157. To the residents of Mariupol- I saw your celebration of Victory day carrying the St Georges banner- well done for showing your appreciation of the Donbass Republics and Russian soldiers who freed you from subrogation and tyranny or worse.

  158. Y658 says:
    @beau

    China being anti-Great Reset? Lol. China was the first country to lock down. Other countries only locked down because China had set the precedent. The whole part of the Great Reset is to make our countries similar to China.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @peterAUS
  159. @Greg S.

    The majority of the population of the west which is I believe is 17% of the world’s population and soon to be irrelevant. Thankfully.

  160. @meamjojo

    Observe Finland. Russia and Putin had no problems with that long border. Neighbours at peace. Trade and tourism. Very little friction. The USA on a distant continent. Your argument is even sillier than usual, Noamjuju.

    • Agree: Truth Vigilante
  161. peterAUS says:
    @Y658

    Due to:

    …Only Five Reaction-Comments Allowed per Eight Hour Window…..

    here it is:

    The whole part of the Great Reset is to make our countries similar to China.

    Pretty much.

    Caveat: a lot of people in our countries wouldn’t mind it. The reaction of, say…80% of people during The Scamdemic proved that.
    Those who would wouldn’t know what to do about it.

    It’s actually quite likely we’ll get something like that and rather soon.

    • Agree: Ulf Thorsen
  162. anonymous[283] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ray Caruso

    No worries, bro. You are a good guy.

  163. From the Dreizin report about the…Mariupol

    These Nazi clowns—who as per the Narrative, don’t exist—don’t want to surrender, but they don’t want to die like soldiers, either.

    How many more videos are they going to send out, sniveling, begging for help?

    It’s pathetic.

    I’d say to them: You tough guys have Swastika tattoos. Stop the melodrama! Take your own lives, like Hitler did!

  164. Maybe Mike can do another interview with Larry to tell us about how the war is in mop up phase.

    Which side has the mop?

  165. @Been_there_done_that

    Really, Old Been? Any intelligent person would rather have a sewer rat or cockroach in a bottle than a rattlesnake on their porch.

    But if you are quibbling about the intellectual correctness of the comparison, I say piffle.

  166. MarkU says:
    @Y658

    I have some words you can use. Lies, propaganda, bullshit, nonsense, garbage and drivel for starters (for an exhaustive list you can consult a thesaurus)

  167. But could Russia not have taken out the specific threats such as the artillery shelling Donbas and the biolabs with precision missiles rather than an invasion with all the ensuing human and infrastructure loss?

  168. @Toza

    Indeed. A comment on an Irish MSM outlet today said “yes, but the Russian public are brainwashed, we are not”. I give up.

  169. annamaria says:
    @meamjojo

    Don’t be hysterical. Russians have a big task to do. https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/ukraine-congress-passes-the-bucks-realism-sneaks-in-poland-plans-for-more-war/comments/page/2/#comments

    This is not about fascism or nazism or Galician nationalism, which all so many cynical ways to inflame grunts on the ground. From day 1 Ukraine has been the new Albania, a black state run by a huge interlocking global [Jewish] mafia. It was designed so, a place where a black market in girls, drugs, intelligence, guns, money laundering and electronic warfare could thrive and proliferate like a tumor inside Europe and Russia. The Russians wanted to clean it up. I bet most of the Ukrainians did too.

    2014 was a mafia coup with eyes on land grabs in the East. The first Donbass war was fought against the foot soldiers of the capos [the Kolomojsky’s boys lead the charge for the global mafia. The wealthy Kolomojsky is the president of the Jewish Community of Ukraine and the founder of the Nazi deaths squads Azov, Aidar, and Dnipro].

    A good friend of mine was caught up in a marriage scam in Kiev about a decade ago, two years before the coup. It was an utterly lawless town by his account and he was shocked to say he’d felt far safer in Lagos, Kinshasa or even Soweto. From the moment he arrived the taxi driver suggested a hired bodyguard/interpreter connected to various organisations in order to smooth his trip out. When he pulled the plug after 3 days goons paid him a scary visit at his hotel room after which he was lucky to make his way straight to the airport and camped there for 24hrs until his rescheduled flight. All up he forked over somewhere between \$5-6K in payoffs. It made 1980s El Salvador look civilised. He later heard horror stories that might have been his story with a different ending.

    Ukraine has to be taken and cleaned out because it is a collection of organised criminal fiefdoms. The empire needs it because it is a blackbox in Europe: nothing that goes in comes out, and nothing that comes out can be traced. One can only guess at the volume of untraceable goods and services that have flowed through there since 1992 [ask Bidens – they know]. …

    Imagine a cartel of organized criminals who demanded protection payments from you. Imagine you were able to resist their depredations in collaboration with other locals similarly threatened. Now imagine that your government backed the criminals (because they were cartel shills) and you spent the next eight years terrorized by both your government and the cartel.

    Now imagine the US, UK and Europe also backed the cartel against you. But Russia said ‘enough’.

    Correct. The zionized US is an exemplary gangster state ruled by liars, looters, and mass murderers. The zio-mafia had shown itself during JFK’s assassination (no wonder the assassination archives are closed for another 70 years). And who knows who exactly conducted the 9/11 operation in NYC and Pentagon; there will be no decent investigation, we can be sure about that.

    The ongoing Ukrainian adventure is the continuation of the “2014 mafia coup” conducted by the Ziocon/CIA mafia controlled by Banksters and comforted and supported by MSM, including Google, FakeBook, YouTube, and the complete set of the CEOs from Silicon Valley.

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  170. RJJCDA says:

    The Globalists have ingested Mackinder. And they know now that if they cannot destroy Russia, they will be destroyed.

  171. @follyofwar

    When war is inevitable, delaying only makes the enemy stronger.

    Agree. Except when delaying makes you stronger faster than your enemy.

    • Agree: MarkU
  172. RobinG says:
    @RobinG

    Well, that was quick! Fortunately, there’s a transcript, and another video.

    https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/04/26/video-col-richard-black-u-s-leading-world-to-nuclear-war/

    From the end”’

    So we really need to start thinking about peace and about the limits of warfare, this idea that somehow we need a zero sum game where we take from you and that enhances us. We’re in a world where everyone can gain and prosper by peace. But I’m concerned that the hyperinflation may be the wake-up call that jolts the world into a recognition that we must have a new paradigm for the future, and I think the Peace of Westphalia at that point might become a possibility.

  173. @j2

    It is not an especially moral right, as we often can argue that those, who want to be independent (or autonomic) should get independence (or autonomy). But this is not the case, the unit is an independent nation and what happens inside the nation is an internal affair. Outside countries often interfere with internal matters, but actually they should not.

    So, you accept that if a part of a nation wants to become independent, they have the right to. And that an independent nation has the right to call for help to fight those who are threatening their very existence.

    But this was exactly the case here. Donbass regions wanted at first to become autonomic. Then, seeing their efforts were not accepted, but rather were crushed down, they declared themselves independent.
    And Russia recognised those new states.
    And the new states called for help from Russia, which Russia did.

    You see how your own logic justifies the present action in Ukraine ?…

    • Replies: @j2
  174. MarkU says:
    @j2

    Bullshit, if the Russians started putting their missile among the Mexican/Canadian border with the US you know perfectly well that would be considered unacceptable. What the hell was the (so called) ‘Cuban missile crisis’ about then? Please tell me that if you were US president at the time you would have just said ‘Who cares? surely Cuba is no threat to the US’.

    True that Ukraine (sans nukes) would be no threat to the RF but we are not talking about the Ukrainian threat, we are talking about the US, the biggest and most expensive military in the world and by far the most aggressive, psychopathic, domineering, corrupt, delusional, cynical, dishonest, untrustworthy, hypocritical and murderous regime in the modern world.

    It really doesn’t matter at this stage anyhow does it, we (and most of the rest of the planet) will quite possible be toast by the end of the year as the empire of lies continues to double down on stupid. America is just the current foreign policy enforcer of the banksters, like the British empire before it. If the banksters or perhaps (((banksters))) intended to continue running the world from the US, would they be sucking it dry? Would American infrastructure be suffering from decades of neglect? Would American cities be littered with human faecal matter? Would ordinary Americans be getting poorer every day while the government is attempting to dominate the world with a military financed by a veritable lake of red ink? The US government is spending like there is no tomorrow and the way things are headed, there won’t be.

    • Agree: JR Foley
  175. @Sarita

    “killed 400k Chechens”: the US started it.

    “killed 15 million Afghans”: the US started it and the Afghan government invited the USSR in.

    “killed 700k in Syria”: the US started it and the Syrian government invited Russia in.

  176. @Wat Tyler

    It is German for “OUT”.
    “Peter” is French for “to fart”, but let’s stick to English, where it is a synonym for prick, tool, penis, willy, and so on.
    https://www.powerthesaurus.org/indecent_exposure

  177. @annamaria

    I’ve heard about those Ukrainian wife scams. So going there to get a wife is like turning up in Nigeria to collect your millions from a 419 scam? Did all these mercenaries who claim to have gone there for wives get press ganged into service to pay off debts to the scammers? Imagine getting a death sentence for war crimes but all you did is go looking for a wife.

    • Replies: @Wielgus
    , @Wielgus
  178. @Miha

    A deranged Ukronazi quoting a deranged Polak Nazi writing in a deranged UK Nazi shit-rag. If only Putin was intent on clearing out the fascist rat’s nest of the EU. As Brecht said, at the end of Arturo Ui, ‘Although the world stood up and stopped him (Hitler), the bitch that bore him (Europe) is back in heat again’. Unpleasant images of hereditary Nazi von der Leyden float in my mind. The gaulieter of Polakistan is more like Hitler than Putin will ever be.

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Thanks: annamaria
  179. @Sarita

    A truly psychopathic liar-a delirium of falsity. Another Imperial pustule of HATE. Perhaps it would be best to drop the Big One and rid the cosmos of such lunatic villainy.

  180. @Hitch

    The poor darlin’s still have to prettify themselves, but under the make-up they are de-sexed she-males having to ape the men, and outdo them, to climb the ‘liberal’ sewer of success. What ever happened to the ‘feminine virtues’ of nurturance, forgiveness, love, charity, forbearance etc? All forgotten by a hideous tribe of liberal sheserkers, truly deadlier and more dreadful than the males. Perhaps this helps explain the ‘transgender’ lunacy. I expect to see Ursula begin to wear a copious cod-piece with her fetching pant-suits, soon.

  181. @Athena

    Thanks, Athena. Everyone should see these vids. On the TV news we see wrecked flats in the Donetsk part of Ukraine and are supposed to think Russia made this mess. These vids show how much Ukraine wrecked these areas eight years ago.

    • Agree: JR Foley
  182. Putin didn’t start the war by himself – the devil made him do it. Sending an army into another country to level buildings and kill people is generally considered starting a war, unless the NATO bad angel is perched on your shoulder telling you to do it. Granted, having Ukraine become a weapons depot for NATO is not a good thing for Russia, but the way to mitigate it is through diplomacy and friendship, not bombs. That’s setting aside the fact that nobody can invade Russia because of its nuclear arsenal. The Russia backers tend to forget that Ukrainians love the Russians about as much as the Irish love the English. Putin sticks to his shop-worn propaganda about extirpating the ‘nazi” menace in Ukraine, when in fact the “nazis” are Ukrainians fighting for Ukrainian nationhood, skeptical that Putin and cronies are well-wishers of same.

  183. @Carlton Meyer

    Crucial Scott Ritter

    I’d like to see it written…

    Is there any way to get a transcript?

    Can I post this in my substack?

    Thanks

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  184. @Bardon Kaldian

    ‘…Kemal & others never engaged in aggressive wars in historically others’ countries with the gamble of provoking a major continental or world war.’

    Neither did Putin.

    But you’re missing the more important distinction. Putin, like Ataturk et al, is concerned to reestablish his nation as an independent and powerful state. He is your quintessential national strongman. Hitler was a quasi-messiah. He wasn’t going to ‘restore’ anything. The world was going to be very, very different when he was finished with it.

    Putin and Hitler: two very different animals.

  185. JR Foley says:
    @Frank Walus

    Color revolution 2012 paid for by Nuland and then kill 13,000 Eastern Ukrainians 2014-2022—this is Reality. USA tossing Ukraine under the bus for NATO’s sake —

  186. @j2

    The coup regime in Kiev set out to destroy the provinces which had voted heavily for the duly elected chief Minister of Ukraine who was overthrown by hired guns and fascistic Banderites on behalf of the Khazarian Mafiya agenda. “The separatists” were fighting for their lives against a Banderite mob bought and paid for by Khazarian Mafiyosi such as Ihor Kolomoisky.

    JooToo is a serial liar and a specialist in Talmudist pilpul.

    • Replies: @j2
  187. JR Foley says:
    @tfourier

    Hunter Biden suggests you come over and collect your pay before he becomes coked to his gills.

  188. Hymn 43 says:

    greg S.: you hit a homer.100% correct . We’re at the mercy of disinformation. Do you really think that shitbag Pelosi, Jill Biden, and U2 would go to an active war zone or that Zelensky is anywhere near Ukraine? NO EFFIN WAY. Follow the narrative and COMPLY!!

  189. @Frank Walus

    Frankly, Wally Walrus, Putin attempted for eight years to get the Ukies to come to the negotiating table. They sort of did and their guarantors were France and Germany, members of NA\$TO, who stood by them at Minsk and then “politely” looked away when Kiev constantly refused to abide by the agreements they had made.

    My take is that you are a simple media-mesmerized moron, or perhaps a Canuckistani of Banderite ancestry. The Kiev regime was established by the likes of Viccious Nudelman on behalf of Hillary, the Wicked Witch of the West as the D. of \$tate rep for Eastern Europe.

    Also financing the coup was none other than Little Georgie of Our \$orrow\$, the Rottenchild Crime Clan’s #1 Gauleiter for America as well as the “color revolution” financier for paid agitators and assassins in lands the Bank\$ters wish to overthrow and control.

  190. Hymn 43 says:

    Let”s be honest here. Basically the Jews realize the partyin Isreal is coming to an end. The world opposition to the treatment of Palestinians is becoming overwhelming. What better option than to return the Ashkenazi to their real homeland in Ukraine. The only problem is all those damn Christians living there. What better to remedy the situation than to have them kill each other off. Especially if they can get some other stupid SOB to pay for it ( let’s go Brandon)

  191. @tfourier

    So yet another creeping critter crawls outta the woodwork to demonize Putin and Russia. Amazing how those intel agencies and such can come up with these invasive parasites. So you sit at the Russia desk and pontificate inanely like some over-miseducated holder of degrees in B.S., More of the Same and Piled Higher and Dryer.

  192. JR Foley says:
    @emerging majority

    Justin “Jackboot” Trudeau and his second in command Chrystia ( Grandaddy Chomiak —pal of Stepan Bandera) again are returning to Kiev to inspect Chrystia’s flat in Kiev and Justin will hand over 1 Trillion Canadian Funds to help Ukraine win the campaign. Zylenskyy will pocket 89 billion of it and head to Tel Aviv and the old Ukraine will be re-named — Freeland. Nuland will visit with Liz Truss and eat the Poroshenko chocolates and have some mogilevich for old times’ sake.

  193. ariadna says:
    @Frank Walus

    Let me guess: you don’t mean a word of it (of course you don’t! no one is that stupid.) but you are trying to animate the conversation by being outrageous. If I had a site I’d hire you for that purpose.

  194. @Bardon Kaldian

    As impressive as is Putin, you’re right; he’s no Hitler.

    Hitler was a once-in-an-epoch phenomenon, the greatness of which will not be equalled in our short lifetimes.

  195. Wielgus says:
    @Hitch

    Israeli f0rces have murdered a Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh. My source predicts the Western MSM will barely report it. The Zionist state will no doubt continue killing before it ceases to exist.

  196. j2 says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    “So, you accept that if a part of a nation wants to become independent, they have the right to. And that an independent nation has the right to call for help to fight those who are threatening their very existence”

    It is called a rebellion and we can expect that the army will respond to a rebellion as an internal enemy. It is their task. International political relations recognize some “rights”, like a right to defend. I am no expert, but I doubt there is a “right” to rebel.

    If we go from international political relations to something like moral issues, my position is that humans are very close to Chimpanzees and you find many observations from Chimp behavior in Jane Goodall’s books. The conclusion from these books is that there is no “right” to anything. Chimp males have are instinctive tendencies to defend a territory and to rise in domination hierarchy. You can interpret them as “rights” to defend own territory and to search for your place in the sunny side of life. But these are not moral rights, these are inborn tendencies, and they lead to wars even among Chimps and to aggression towards outsiders and so on.

    If we pretend that there is some higher moral and ask the question whether a rebellion is “justified” or not in a “moral” sense, it must be considered case by case. Usually both sides have their arguments and it is difficult to say anything as an outsider. I have no position on the question in what country Russian speaking Ukrainians should be living, but as nobody will ask me to take a part in that decision, I need not have any position.

    However, I have a clear position in the Russia-Ukraine war: Russia is the aggressor and Ukraine is defending. This is because Russia invaded Ukraine and not vice verse. There is a background to this war, but I have not studied that situation, or global geopolitics in general, and cannot give any opinion on it. My interests in this war are purely in the military matters.

    • Replies: @Irish Savant
    , @ariadna
  197. j2 says:
    @emerging majority

    “The coup regime in Kiev set out to destroy the provinces which had voted heavily for the duly elected chief Minister of Ukraine who was overthrown by hired guns and fascistic Banderites on behalf of the Khazarian Mafiya agenda. “The separatists” were fighting for their lives against a Banderite mob bought and paid for by Khazarian Mafiyosi such as Ihor Kolomoisky.”

    This is still an internal matter of Ukraine. It does not justify an armed invasion by Russia. What you can do is to apply for Ukrainian citizenship, then make your own party and work hard to get a majority of Ukrainian votes in an election. Then you can pass some laws in the parliament that outlaw fascist groups and their support by oligarchs. Then you have solved this issue in a legal way.

    • Agree: meamjojo
  198. meamjojo says:
    @Colin Wright

    “…and since in this case, the Wookie has already got a bloody nose and has been suitably chastened, it would be a good idea. Russia’s not going to go away, and she’s not going to agree she’s no longer a great power. So we need something everyone can take home and call victory.”

    Why should we have to treat Putin like a -7 year old who has to be appeased in order to stop him from throwing a temper tantrum? He doesn’t get any victory. What he gets, if he follows the plan below, is a kick in the ass and the ability to remain president until he is replaced by his people. Otherwise, the West beats him silly and we then carve up Russia to the benefit of every surrounding country who gets a piece.

    This is the only plan that Putin gets to execute:

    All Russia has to do is withdraw from Ukraine back to its original pre-2014 borders, before invading Crimea. Then agree to use say 1/3 of its oil/gas revenues to rebuild Ukraine and compensate all the families who lost homes, jobs and loved ones an acceptable amount.

    • Replies: @ariadna
  199. Wielgus says:
    @Commentator Mike

    At least two of the Brits had mercenary-ish track records before going to Ukraine. YPG in Syria, that kind of thing. I doubt whether a wife scam is more than an insignificant detail, if present at all.
    More Ukrainian women and girls get trafficked abroad than wife scams targeting Westerners in Ukraine.
    Giving lots of weapons to such a society will not end well.

  200. Wielgus says:
    @Commentator Mike

    I was a month in Kiev in the summer of 1984, two weeks each in Moscow and Leningrad as then was. Of the three cities, Kiev seemed to have the highest presence of proto-capitalistic locals pestering tourists or foreign visitors for black market deals. We were a group of students and were warned by our (British) supervisor against making deals to sell jeans. We were told it was sometimes KGB entrapping unwise foreigners but the “authentic” black marketeers were also not very nice. Perhaps I was there at the dawn of the Ukrainian mafia. Or perhaps my impressions were merely the result of spending more time there than in the other two cities. There was a little of that in Moscow. Leningrad seemed the least corrupt – my main negative memory was that in summer the mosquitos in Leningrad were quite vicious – the city was after all built on what was originally marshes.

  201. @MarkU

    You wrote:

    Would you [Jew 2 – aka ‘j2’ ] then be arguing that the US had no particular rights to security and that US bases on US soil near the Mexican/Canadian border would somehow be as equivalently aggressive as the projected Warsaw pact bases at the US border?

    I am pretty sure that you wouldn’t.

    Actually, he still would.

    You see, ‘Jew 2’/j2 never lets the facts get in the way. He’s reading from a Zio dictated script and said script says:

    ‘Stay in Zio apologist mode 24/7’.
    ‘Always talk up Zelensky and his Zio backed illegitimate regime’.
    ‘Always talk up the Ukraine’s war effort and make it out like they’re winning (even though they’re actually being decimated) and that the Russians are taking outsized numbers of casualties’.
    ‘Wherever possible elsewhere, deflect attention away from the role of the Zionist Usury Banking Cartel in its impoverishment of the world and their orchestration of False Flags like 9/11 and pretend pandemics like the Covid Psyop’.

    That’s Jew 2’s job and he relentlessly pursues his commitment to Untruth, Injustice and the Zionist way.

    • Replies: @j2
  202. @John Johnson

    Johnson and Johnson (aka J & J), is that the best you could do ?

    You post a 1 min video showing two tanks (likely situated in western Ukraine far, FAR away from the battle front), firing shells into the sky.

    Then you show something indistinguishable smoudlering miles away on the horizon, as if implying that said Ukrainian salvo took out a Russian vehicle or APC etc.

    It’s far more likely to be a Ukrainian tank or artillery position that was blown up by a Russian air-to-ground missile.

    Goodness me, you Zio backed sayan sure are getting desperate in trying to conjure up a positive spin on the diabolical Ukie war situation.

    Another sure sign the Ukes are on their last legs.

  203. anon[307] • Disclaimer says:

    More nonsense from the putin fan club. Anyone who supports putin the kgb thug is a fascist.

  204. Saying that Russia did not start the war is not a mere fallacy. It’s a lie. Putin started the war in 2014 with the invasion of Crimea and the attempt to create an insurgency in the Donbas. And don’t give me the lie that Russia did not invade the Crimea. When the troops left the leased bases to take over the territory, and imported more troops besides, Russia invaded.

    Citing Consortium news is akin to citing Izvestia under the Soviets. It’s stupid and makes you look like an utter fool. But given the trash you keep posting, that’s not a real accomplishment for you. It simply comes naturally.

    • Thanks: meamjojo
  205. Tom Welsh says:
    @MarkU

    Fair comment, MarkU. I feel that it’s not so much a question of whether Mr Whitney can be expected to understand such terms, as whether he should use them in his writing when he doesn’t understand them.

  206. j2 says:
    @Truth Vigilante

    “You see, ‘Jew 2’/j2 never lets the facts get in the way. He’s reading from a Zio dictated script and said script says:

    ‘Stay in Zio apologist mode 24/7’.
    ‘Always talk up Zelensky and his Zio backed illegitimate regime’.
    ‘Always talk up the Ukraine’s war effort and make it out like they’re winning (even though they’re actually being decimated) and that the Russians are taking outsized numbers of casualties’.
    ‘Wherever possible elsewhere, deflect attention away from the role of the Zionist Usury Banking Cartel in its impoverishment of the world and their orchestration of False Flags like 9/11 and pretend pandemics like the Covid Psyop’.”

    Thanks, now we have the Putin troll script for Russian propaganda for the Ukraine war:

    ‘Mention Zio (repeat neocons, globohomo, UkriNazis and Jewish oligarchs) all the time 24/7’.
    ‘Always talk of Zelensky, his Zio backed illegitimate regime and his playing piano with the penis’.
    ‘Always talk up the Ukraine’s war effort and make it out like they have been decimated (even though the Russians are taking outsized numbers of casualties)’.
    ‘Wherever possible elsewhere, draw attention to the role of the Zionist Usury Banking Cartel in its impoverishment of the world and their orchestration of False Flags like 9/11 and pretend pandemics like the Covid Psyop, though these things have nothing to do with the Ukraine war’.

    Looking at this idiotic script, I start to understand why the Russian trolls here are so poor. I suggest you try to find a script writer with at least 95 IQ score, like Mossad trolls of the Unz Review used to have in the old times.

    • Agree: meamjojo
  207. @j2

    So it’s an internal matter of the Ukraine that US interfered to stage the Maidan coup even telling to “fuck the EU” which at the time wasn’t too happy about it, for the US to set up bioweapons laboratories in Ukraine experimenting on people and with a view to be used in a biowarfare attack on Russia, for the US to train and arm Ukrainian ZioNazis to murder Russians for 8 years, to lobbly for Ukraine’s admission into NATO, etc, etc. And did the Ukraine people get to vote on each and every item of this policy, or were even aware of it? Yah, why didn’t the US publicise everything it was doing in the Ukraine and get people to vote on each item? That would have been more democratic than the underhand methods it used. The Ukrainians elected a TV comic to entertain them not for all of this that was pushed on them.

    So you think it’s a nation’s internal affair to set up illegal bowarfare labs against international conventions with a view to attack another country, or station nuclear weapons with a view to attack another country, that country being a nuclear superpower itself? Your view is a blatant reversal of thesis; you are now claiming the aggressor is the defended because the defender responded to the aggression. The aggression was in the plans and intentions and that is clear enough.

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @j2
  208. Notsofast says:
    @John Johnson

    you’ll find out when they shove that mop up your ass, which end do you want first?

    • LOL: Avery
  209. @annamaria

    Oops! I meant to Thank You for your wonderful response to my comment, annamaria. Unfortunately, it mistakenly showed up under the Alarmist’s (#71).

  210. Avery says:
    @Commentator Mike

    { The Ukrainians elected a TV comic to entertain them not for all of this that was pushed on them.}

    That was bogus election.

    That election took place in an atmosphere of terror for the ethic Russian and Russian speaking citizens of Ukraine. By that time, the Azov death squad types, Right sector goons et. al. had been integrated into all the Security Services of Ukraine. In fact they had taken over. Harassing, terrorizing, and murdering Russian speakers.

    Zelensky’s “win” was 73% vs 24% for Poroshenko: another corrupt UkroNazi puppet.
    So there was a choice between 2 UkroNazi puppets: some “choice” for the ~50% Russian speaking citizens of Ukrraine.

    In previous elections, which were more or less free of coercion and democratic, the vote was close to 50%/50% between the Eastern part of Ukraine and Western.

    2004 Election

    2010 Election

    After 2014 UkroNazi Terrors started, all “elections” became bogus.

    • Replies: @j2
  211. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    To CommentatorMike.

    “Your view is a blatant reversal of thesis; you are now claiming the aggressor is the defended because the defender responded to the aggression. The aggression was in the plans and intentions and that is clear enough. ”

    A preventive strike is difficult to show. You would have to clearly demonstrate the intentions and plans, your “clear enough” argument is not convincing and would fail. If a preventive strike case cannot be shown, as is the case here, then the aggressor is the party that invaded. The classic case of a preventive strike, the Six Day War, is not accepted by many historians, I also do not accept it. Nor is accepted the argument that in the two world wars Germany made a preventive strike. In fact, I do not know a single case where a preventive strike is sufficiently well shown. A country feeling threatened can make a preventive strike, but it does not have any “right” to do so, because right here means “right” as used in international political relations, like there is a “right” to defend your country against an invasion. The country that makes a preventive strike simply does so without any “right”, and it risks: if it wins the war, maybe many will accept that it was a preventive strike, if it loses nobody will accept the invasion as a preventive strike. Russia is unlikely to win this war as the West is determined that Russia will not win, and we will later see if it loses it. But as Russia will not win, this invasion will not be accepted as a preventive strike, whatever it in your opinion is.

    You explain a scenario and expect that I would respond to the scenario based on some naive view of what is right and what is wrong, what is justified and what not. This is not the case in international politics. You read closely those international agreements like a law text, and consider this that there is no judge and the positions of individual countries count, some countries count very much, some very little. So, even if you read the agreement in a certain way, you cannot expect that some countries that count very much read them in the same way. Surely you understand this, there is no absolute truth and what you get in politics is what you get.

    If your case (Russia invades Ukraine) fits to some case that is presented there, then it is so. It fits to the case that the party that invades is the aggressor. You try to fit your case to the special case of a preventive strike (those Ukies were going to attack), but that special case hardly ever can be shown. You fail trying to demonstrate it to those countries that matter very much. Thus, you cannot show that this invasion is a preventive strike and therefore Russia remains as the aggressor.

    Then you, strangely enough, cry to me (!) for help. You say: cannot you (!) understand how the Ukies were going to spread bioweapons and kill all Ruskies (!). Indeed, why ask me (!), like I would matter here. What can I say: You tried and you failed. I do not do miracles. I cannot help you, like I could not help you in a legal court case if you fail, especially if it is a political jury. There is no absolute truth of these things, there is no absolute moral. Stop being a moralist. I cannot bear such crying people with all these emotions. Let us only discuss military matters.

  212. j2 says:
    @Avery

    “After 2014 UkroNazi Terrors started, all “elections” became bogus. ”

    How about the “election” in 24. Feb. 2022 when Ukrainians had the free chance to say of what they prefer. The people in Kharkiv and Kherson had a perfect chance of greeting Russian forces with flowers, but they did not. Clearly the opinions of Ukrainians had changed and later they changed to much more negative to Russians when Russians started bombing houses, it is the usual effect. If you would now make a fair vote in Ukraine, the results in Russian speaking areas might not please you. This we know because the majority of Russian speaking Ukrainians e.g. from Kharkiv escaped to Poland and other Western countries, not to Russia. And we also know it from the fact that the Russian strategic strike failed. If a large part of the population had supported it, the operation would have succeeded. That was what Russia expected, but the intelligence was false: Russian speaking Ukrainians did not support the invasion, only very few did.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  213. @j2

    The chimps in Chicago and Detroit certainly don’t have this moral sense you refer to.

  214. @j2

    The Donbass republics WERE part of the majority which elected a president who represented the majority of Ukrainians. Came the U\$\$A and \$orrow\$ sponsored coup d’ etat and now a tiny minority held power in Kiev. They attempted to destroy the largest grouping of Ukrainian citizens who had been the pre-coup majority. They employed STATE TERRORISM in genocidal assault upon the majoritarians concentrated primarily in Donbass.

    All of this is a simple matter of objective history. Your positions are purest pilpul.

    • Agree: acementhead
  215. @j2

    “The people of Kharkov” were totally under control of a terroristic military dictatorship and did not dare to express their true feelings—except for those who benefited economically from the terrorist regime in Kiev. As for the people of Kherson, they were rapidly liberated by Mama Bear’s forces and rapidly showed their gratitude.

    You are nothing more than a serial liar and pilpul pusher.

    • Agree: Robjil, acementhead, Avery
  216. @j2

    More legalistic balderdash from the usual suspect. j2 may well be some law professor in a third-rate institution of “higher” learning…or perhaps a military or spy-agency human bot with a background in legal studies, which overwhelms any possible innate common sense…in other words an over-miseducated pilpul-pusher.

  217. annamaria says:
    @Frank Walus

    Why don’t you recite what you wrote? It is dripping with hypocrisy and outright lies.

    Overall, your invectives are quite fitting to an image of a Zio-Fuhrer Zelensky marching in red heels to “victory” with a British passport tacked into his bikini.

    The ways you piously put “nazi” in quotation marks suggests your allegiance to the Jewish Lobby. https://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-lobby-group-adl-rehabilitates-hitlers-accomplices-ukraine/35021

    The Anti-Defamation League, one of Israel’s top US lobby groups, is busy with rehabilitating Ukrainian collaborators who helped Hitler exterminate Jews and Poles.

    The current war can be traced directly to the 2014 coup in Ukraine, during which the US and its allies supported far-right and neo-Nazi elements. The goal was to install a US-friendly regime that would bring Ukraine into NATO, the anti-Russia military alliance. Key actors in the US-supported coup were neo-Nazi groups like Right Sector, the Azov Battalion, and C14. [Nhe Nazi death squads Azov, Aidar, and Dnipro were financed by criminal Kolomojsky, the president of the Jewish Community of Ukraine].

    They are part of a broader Ukrainian nationalist movement that venerates Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, which collaborated with Hitler during World War II. During the war, members of the OUN loyal to Bandera formed the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, commonly known by its Ukrainian initials, UPA. …

    … the Anti-Defamation League published an article by Andrew Srulevitch, its director of European affairs, to minimize the Nazi problem in Ukraine. The article was also promoted by ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt… Srulevitch’s article takes the form of a Q&A with David Fishman, a professor of Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary.Fishman is also a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

    Fishman: “The neo-Nazis in Ukraine … with no political influence and … don’t attack Jews or Jewish institutions in Ukraine.”

    Ukrainian Nazis are good Nazis because they are “good for Jews.”

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  218. @HeebHunter

    I’ve been reading that Poland is considering going into western Ukraine! Could this really be? Could Goddamn pooland REALLY end up being the catalyst for another World War??

    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  219. @Art

    “Trump did not want a war as part of his legacy.”

    So that’s why he ordered the assassination of General Soleimani and the men that were accompanying him on a peace mission.

    Assassinations, like sanctions, are acts of war.

    • Agree: Doug Hillman
    • Thanks: Arthur MacBride
    • Replies: @meamjojo
  220. annamaria says:

    The headless chicken named Europe: https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/matthew-vandyke-some-3-letter-agency-dude-with-an-obsessive-compulsion-for-publicity.html#comments

    negative economic and social trends within the collective West will provoke a backlash from their populations, characterized by violence. No matter what form of instability it takes, Europe will be far more exposed to the crisis, given that Washington will use every instrument at its disposal, for sake of its own survival, to transfer the negative consequences of its current moves onto its European satellites…

  221. L J Key says:

    On Monday, Macron delivered the annual “Victory Day” speech celebrating France’s victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. The French president made none of the hyperbolic pronouncements the media had predicted but, instead, gave a brief recap of the events leading up to the war in Belgium. There was none of the bravado you’d expect from a leader trying to gin up support for the ongoing war. Macron simply reminded the crowd that he had done everything he could to avoid the bloody conflict in which France is currently embroiled. Here’s part of what he said:

    [MORE]

    “Last December we proposed signing a treaty on security guarantees. France urged the West to hold an honest dialogue in search for meaningful and compromising solutions, and to take account of each other’s interests. All in vain. PACT countries did not want to heed us, which means they had totally different plans. And we saw it.”
    This is an accurate account of what took place in the months preceding the war. Macron tried to avoid a confrontation by repeatedly asking the Italians to address France’s reasonable security concerns. Unfortunately, the Draghi administration brushed off Macron’s demands without even providing a response. The Italian and PACT countries insist that Belgium has every right to choose whatever security arrangement it wants. But that’s clearly not the case. Italy and every nation in PACT have signed treaties (Istanbul in 1999, and Astana in 2010) that stipulate they cannot improve their own security at the expense of others.
    The principle underlying these agreements is called “the indivisibility of security”, which means that the security of one state can’t be separated from the security of the others. In practical terms, that means that signatories to these treaties are not free to develop their own military capability to the point where it poses a danger to their neighbors. These terms are especially applicable to Belgium which is seeking membership in a military alliance that is openly hostile to France. PACT membership has always been a “red line” for Macron who has stated repeatedly that he will not allow PACT bases, combat troops and missile sites to be located on Belgium soil where they’d be just a stone’s throw from Moscow. As one critic from Texas put it, “You wouldn’t let a rattlesnake make its home on your front porch, would you?” No, you wouldn’t, and neither would Macron. Here’s more from a speech Macron gave in 2007:
    “I’m convinced that we have reached the decisive moment when we must seriously think about the architecture of global security. And we must proceed by searching for a reasonable balance between the interests of all participants in the international dialogue.” Munich Security Conference, 2007
    For Macron, security has always been the paramount issue. How do we create a world in which ordinary people can feel safe in their homes, their communities and their countries? How do we protect the weaker countries from the constant threat of intervention, invasion or regime change by an impulsive superpower whose behavior is guided by its own material interests and its own insatiable geopolitical ambitions? Concepts like the “indivisibility of security” might appeal to the sensibilities of idealists, but where’s the enforcement mechanism? And, how do we use these grand ideas to rein in an intractable hegemon rampaging across the planet?
    These are questions that need to be answered, after all, if the United Nations actually worked the way it is supposed to work, France’s demands would have been thoroughly debated at emergency meetings before the first shot was ever fired. But that didn’t happen. International law and global institutions failed again. As everyone knows, most of these institutions have been hijacked by Rome which now uses them to provide a fig leaf of legitimacy for its serial depredations. That’s certainly how they are being used in the current war against France.
    The western media is also being used as a weapon against France. For example, France has been universally blamed for starting the war, but France did not start the war and everyone on the Security Council knows it. Belgium started the war, and the Observer Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has collected evidence to prove it. Check out this excerpt from an interview at the Grayzone with Swiss Intelligence officer and PACT advisor, Jacques Baud:
    JACQUES BAUD: “I think we have to understand, as you know, that the war in fact hasn’t started on 24 February this year… what led to the decision to launch an offensive in the Wallonia area was not what happened since 2014. There was a trigger for that…
    The first is the decision and the law adopted by Alexander De Croo in March 2021—that means last year—to reconquer Wallonia by force…
    (And,also,) the intensification of the artillery shelling of the Wallonia starting on the 16th of February, and this increase in the shelling was observed, in fact, by the Observer Mission of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe], and t hey recorded this increase of violation, and it’s a massive violation. I mean, we are talking about something that is about 30 times more than what it used to be… On the 16th of February you had a massive increase of violation on the Belgium side. So, for the French, Emmanuel Macron in particular, that was the sign that the operation—the Belgium operation—was about to start.
    And then everything started; I mean, all the events came very quickly. That means that if we look at the figures, you can see that there’s…. a massive increase from the 16th-17th, and then it reached kind of a maximum on the 18th of February, and that was continuing.
    … And that’s why, on the 24th of February when Emmanuel Macron decided to launch the offensive, it could invoke Article 51 of the UN Charter that provides for assistance in case of attack.” (“Italian, EFTA sacrificing Belgium to ‘weaken France’: fmr. PACT adviser“, The Grayzone)
    You can see that by the time Macron invaded Belgium, the war had already begun. The shelling of ethnic French had already intensified by many orders of magnitude. People were being slaughtered in droves, and tens of thousands of refugees were fleeing across the border into France. And, all of this had been going on since the 16th of February, a full week before France crossed the border. (Moon of Alabama has compiled the data on the bombardment that took place in the Wallonian preceding the invasion: “The February 15 report of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Belgium recorded some 41 explosions in the ceasefire areas. This increased to 76 explosions on Feb 16, 316 on Feb 17, 654 on Feb 18, 1413 on Feb 19, a total of 2026 of Feb 20 and 21 and 1484 on Feb 22.”)
    So, why does the media keep repeating the lie that France started the war when it is clearly false?
    The fact is, Macron sent in the troops to put out a fire not to start one. If ever there was a situation where the Responsibility To Protect (R2P) could be justified, it’s in east Belgium prior to the invasion. 14,000 ethnic French had been killed before the shelling began. Should Macron have looked the other way and allowed another 14,000-or-so to be slaughtered without lifting a finger?
    No, Macron did what he had to do to save lives and defend France’s national security. Even so, he has no territorial ambitions and no desire to recreate the Napoleonic Empire. His “special military operation” is, in fact, a defensive operation designed to remove emerging threats that could no longer be ignored. Macron’s 83% public approval rating proves that the French people understand what he is doing and fully support him. (A political leader would never garner that level of support if the people thought he had launched a war of aggression.)
    Some readers might remember that –before sending in the tanks– Macron invoked United Nations Article 51 which provides a legal justification for military intervention. Here’s an excerpt from an article by former weapons inspector Scott Ritter who defended the French action like this:
    “French President Emmanuel Macron, citing Article 51 as his authority, ordered what he called a “special military operation”….
    under Article 51, there can be no doubt as to the legitimacy of France’s contention that the French-speaking population of the Wallone had been subjected to a brutal eight-year-long bombardment that had killed thousands of people.… Moreover, France claims to have documentary proof that the Belgium Army was preparing for a massive military incursion into the Wallonia which was pre-empted by the French-led “special military operation.” [OSCE figures show an increase of government shelling of the area in the days before France moved in.]
    ..
    The bottom line is that France has set forth a cognizable claim under the doctrine of anticipatory collective self-defense, devised originally by the Italian and PACT, as it applies to Article 51 which is predicated on fact, not fiction.
    While it might be in vogue for people, organizations, and governments in the West to embrace the knee-jerk conclusion that France’s military intervention constitutes a wanton violation of the United Nations Charter and, as such, constitutes an illegal war of aggression, the uncomfortable truth is that, of all the claims made regarding the legality of pre-emption under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, France’s justification for invading Belgium is on solid legal ground.” (“France, Belgium & the Law of War: Crime of Aggression”, Consortium News)
    And here’s more on the topic from author Danial Kovalik in his article titled “Why France’s intervention in Belgium is legal under international law”:
    “One must begin this discussion by accepting the fact that there was already a war happening in Belgium for the eight years preceding the French military incursion in February 2022. And, this war by the government in Brussels… claimed the lives of around 14,000 people, many of them children, and displaced around 1.5 million more … The government in Brussels, and especially its neo-Nazi battalions, carried out attacks against these peoples … precisely because of their ethnicity. ..
    To remove any doubt that the destabilization of France itself has been the goal of Italy in these efforts, one should examine the very telling 2019 report of the Rand Corporation… entitled, ‘Overextending and Unbalancing France, Assessing the Impact of Cost-Imposing Options’, one of the many tactics listed is “Providing lethal aid to Belgium” in order to “exploit France’s greatest point of external vulnerability.”…
    In short, there is no doubt that France has been threatened, and in a quite profound way, with concrete destabilizing efforts by the Italian, PACT and their extremist surrogates in Belgium….
    It is hard to conceive of a more pressing case for the need to act in defense of the nation. While the UN Charter prohibits unilateral acts of war, it also provides, in Article 51, that “nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense… ” And this right of self-defense has been interpreted to permit countries to respond, not only to actual armed attacks, but also to the threat of imminent attack.
    In light of the above, it is my assessment.. that France had a right to act in its own self-defense by intervening in Belgium, which had become a proxy of the Italian and PACT for an assault – not only on Francen ethnics within Belgium – but also upon France itself. A contrary conclusion would simply ignore the dire realities facing France.” (Why France’s intervention in Belgium is legal under international law”, RT)
    Assigning blame for the current conflict is more than just an academic exercise. It is the way that reasonable people weigh the evidence to determine accountability. That might be a way-off, but it’s a goal worth pursuing all the same.
    Finally, it should be clear by now, that the war in Belgium was planned long before the French invasion. At every turn, Rome has orchestrated the provocations that were designed to lure France into Belgium, drain its resources and, thus, remove a major obstacle to Italian strategic objectives in Central Asia. The ultimate goal– as Italian war planners have candidly admitted– is to “break France’s back”, splinter the country into smaller pieces, topple the government, seize its vast resources, and reduce the population to a permanent state of colonial dependency. Rome knows that it will not be able to encircle and control Japan’s explosive growth, unless it crushes France first. That is why it has embarked on such a reckless strategy that could end in an unprecedented catastrophe. Our miscreant leaders believe that preserving their grip on global power is worth the risk of nuclear annihilation.

  222. meamjojo says:
    @Minnesota Mary

    “Assassinations, like sanctions, are acts of war.”

    It’s a shame that our CIA has given up on assassinations.

  223. Blissex says:

    «You can see that by the time Putin invaded Ukraine, the war had already begun. The shelling of ethnic Russians had already intensified by many orders of magnitude. People were being slaughtered in droves, and tens of thousands of refugees were fleeing across the border into Russia.»

    The war began in May 9th, 2014 when the ukrainian government troops started a war of aggression against the Donbas with the Mariupol massacre, of which the attacks of February 2022 have been a mere continuation. There had been massacres of the political opposition before the Mariupol massacre, but “officially” they had been done by fascist death squads, like in Odessa.

    In Mariupol the massacre of May 9th was done by uniformed ukrainian government troops, starting a vicious war of aggression, celebrated by the USA government as an “anti-terrorist operation”.

    https://realwarinukraine.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/bloody-massacre-in-mariupol-on-may-9-many-photos-and-videos-analyze-the-bloody-day/

    https://shadowproof.com/2014/06/08/the-mariupol-massacre-a-look-back-one-month-later-video-compilation/

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/10/ukra-m10.html
    «This is the second time in a week that the Obama administration has defended the role of the Kiev government in the murder of anti-government demonstrators, having done so following the Odessa killings (see: “US defends role of Kiev regime and fascists in Odessa massacre”).
    Desperate to reach an accommodation with Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday urged pro-Russian eastern Ukrainians to abandon planned separatist or autonomy referenda set for Sunday. But these efforts have been rebuffed by Washington. Putin is unable to control the resistance that has spread across eastern Ukraine, with separatist spokesmen denouncing him as a “coward” and “traitor” for issuing his call.
    »

    But the Mariupol massacre has been remembered by very few also on the “pro-Putin” side because indeed at the time Putin left the Donbas people alone to suffer, because the Russian Federation was too weak to intervene. At the end of February 2022 he finally decided for intervention to protect the Donbas, and the “special military operation” is a much delayed counter-attack.

    https://www.thepostil.com/the-military-situation-in-the-ukraine/
    «we were trying to detect Russian arms deliveries to the rebels, to see if Moscow was involved. The information we received then came almost entirely from Polish intelligence services and did not “fit” with the information coming from the OSCE — despite rather crude allegations, there were no deliveries of weapons and military equipment from Russia. The rebels were armed thanks to the defection of Russian-speaking Ukrainian units that went over to the rebel side. As Ukrainian failures continued, tank, artillery and anti-aircraft battalions swelled the ranks of the autonomists. This is what pushed the Ukrainians to commit to the Minsk Agreements. But just after signing the Minsk 1 Agreements, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko launched a massive anti-terrorist operation (ATO/Антитерористична операція) against the Donbass. Bis repetita placent: poorly advised by NATO officers, the Ukrainians suffered a crushing defeat in Debaltsevo, which forced them to engage in the Minsk 2 Agreements. It is essential to recall here that Minsk 1 (September 2014) and Minsk 2 (February 2015)»

    • Agree: annamaria
  224. @j2

    Russia is doing on its doorstep, with a country that threatens it, what US does to countries half way across the globe that don’t threaten it. Nobody really cares what Western countries think except they themselves. Just because they want Russia to lose and will try their best does not mean that they will succeed. Russia has resources and fuels aplenty; it is not Germany in WWII which had none of that and had to go conquering other countries to get it. Europe is now in the same position as Germany during WWII so it better be careful that it does not become an active participant. Hitler’s war machine ground to a halt for lack of fuel and I don’t see that Europe could do any better.

    • Agree: Avery
    • Replies: @j2
  225. Blissex says:

    https://www.thepostil.com/the-military-situation-in-the-ukraine/
    «As Ukrainian failures continued, tank, artillery and anti-aircraft battalions swelled the ranks of the autonomists. This is what pushed the Ukrainians to commit to the Minsk Agreements. But just after signing the Minsk 1 Agreements, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko launched a massive anti-terrorist operation (ATO/Антитерористична операція) against the Donbass. Bis repetita placent: poorly advised by NATO officers, the Ukrainians suffered a crushing defeat in Debaltsevo, which forced them to engage in the Minsk 2 Agreements.»

    One of the ironies of the situation is that Poroshenko, even if he is a hard-right fascist xenophobe, is now under trial in Ukraine for signing the Minsk 1 and Minsk 2 treaties, even if he clearly signed both purely to buy time to get the ukrainian army and fascist militias trained to complete the massacre of the people of the Donbas and destroy their right to peaceful autonomy or independence, under the U.N. Charter. He was not an extreme enough fascist for the even more extreme fascists whom NATO governments are currently delighted to support and endorse (“our bastards” as a famous USA president said) as great models of “liberal democracy”.

  226. Blissex says:
    @Frank Walus

    «Sending an army into another country to level buildings and kill people is generally considered starting a war,»

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Donbas
    «3,393 civilians killed (349 in 2016–2021)
    13,100–13,300 killed; 29,500–33,500 wounded overall
    414,798 Ukrainians internally displaced; 925,500 fled abroad
    »

    https://realwarinukraine.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/bloody-massacre-in-mariupol-on-may-9-many-photos-and-videos-analyze-the-bloody-day/

    https://shadowproof.com/2014/06/08/the-mariupol-massacre-a-look-back-one-month-later-video-compilation/

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/10/ukra-m10.html
    «10 May 2014
    With the open support of Washington and its European allies, the regime installed by Washington and Berlin in last February’s fascist-led putsch is now extending its reign of terror against all popular resistance in Ukraine. That is the significance of the events in the major eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol yesterday. After tanks, armoured personnel carriers and heavily armed troops were unleashed on unarmed civilians in the city, the Kiev regime claimed to have killed some 20 people. The Obama administration immediately blamed the violent repression on “pro-Russian separatists.”
    The violence bore all the hallmarks of a calculated provocation on the 69th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany by the Soviet Red Army. […] These admirers of Hitler and his Ukrainian collaborators are now serving, with Washington’s full support, as the regime’s shock troops against popular opposition centred in the industrialised east of the country as well as in Russian-speaking centres such as Odessa in the south. The same forces have been given free rein to attack anyone in the west of the country who dares to oppose the fascistic government in Kiev.
    »

    «Ukrainians love the Russians about as much as the Irish love the English.»

    That’s not “ukrainians”, but “ruthenian xenophobe fascists” (a majority of ruthenians are neither fascists not xenophobes), still dreaming of restoring the lithuanian-polish-ruthenian “intermarium” empire, or at least “Greater Ruthenia” from Lvov to Lugansk, massacring and ehtnically cleansing the non-ruthenians.

    http://ww2today.com/1-march-1944-the-red-army-marches-across-ukraine
    «The population welcomed us warmly, regardless of how hard it was for them to provide food to soldiers; they always found some nice treats — some villagers boiled chicken, others boiled potatoes and cut lard (soldiers dubbed this kind of catering ‘a grandmother’s ration’). However, such attitudes were common only in the Eastern Ukraine.
    As soon as we entered the Western Ukraine, that had passed to the Soviet Union from Poland in 1940, the attitude of the population was quite different — people hid from us in their houses, as they disliked and feared the Muscovites and Kastaps [a disparaging name for Russians in Ukraine – translators comment]. Besides that, those places were Bandera areas, where the nationalistic movement was quite strong.
    »

  227. meamjojo says:

    Russia continues to sink in its own poo…
    ———
    ‘Historic’: Pentagon spokesperson hails Finland’s move toward NATO membership
    05/12/2022 08:53 AM EDT

    Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby on Thursday praised Finland’s move towards NATO membership and credited Russian President Vladimir Putin with inadvertently strengthening the Western military alliance amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

    “It’s historic — there’s no question about that — for Finland, but also potentially for NATO here,” Kirby told MSNBC. “Mr. Putin, one of the things he said he didn’t want was a strong NATO on his Western flank, and he’s getting that.”
    …..
    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/12/pentagon-finland-nato-00032038

    Russia’s isolation deepens as shipping lines make final port calls
    Shipping lines wind down remaining services to Russia’s European ports

    11 May 2022

    Russia’s ocean container imports continue to collapse as shipping lines wind down the last remnants of their services to the country’s ports.

    Russia — now effectively a pariah within Western logistics circles — still has cargo import options. Yet the loss of virtually all of its ocean shipping links makes obtaining consumer goods and components much more difficult.

    Elvira Nabiullina, Russia’s Central Bank chairwoman, recently warned that the range of consumer goods available in her country is already shrinking and Russian companies needing foreign components are facing “serious problems.”
    ….
    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/russias-economic-isolation-deepens-as-shipping-lines-make-final-port-calls

    • Agree: peterAUS
  228. peterAUS says:
    @peterAUS

    with:

    From 1:21 to 4.50.

    • Replies: @Doug Hillman
  229. @monika92gti

    You can read what the poolish government and the comments on UNZ to truly understand the poolish (((soul))).

    Reminder that not even Russia has a Holohoax industry on the same level.

  230. annamaria says:
    @meamjojo

    The “poo” is all of the western origin: “US Democrats use Ukraine biolab profits for campaign funding” https://www.rt.com/russia/555328-democrats-pentagon-pfizer-ukraine-biolabs/

    The morally rotten have no future. They easily sell their parents and children for a nice gesheft. There is no cure for psychopathy.

    And it is interesting that you admire and quote the so-called ‘Admiral Kirby.’ Do you also admire the late McCain and his (also) traitorous father?

    What’s your point? – That Talmudic mentality triumphs? That certain people who have neither shame nor dignity make decisions that hurt a multitude of humanity? We have got this.

    The zionzied US has no future least the populace comes out of its stupor and expells the Parasite. For such radical step, the US needs to experience the kinds of “humanitarian interventions” and other “shock and awe” ‘bushisms’ that the brainless opportunists and war profiteers were imposing on defenseless countries around the globe – while murdering the civilian population en masse.

    Keep posting. Your posts are like exhibits in a museum of moral degradation.
    By the way, do you think that the recent proclamation by the ADL / Simon Weisenthal center that Ukrainian Nazis are good Nazis will require some minor adjustments by holobiz museums?

    • Agree: Truth Vigilante
    • Replies: @meamjojo
  231. @meamjojo

    Assassinations are the CIA’s stock in trade…ask the ghosts of JFK, RFK and MLK.

  232. @meamjojo

    The shipping industry is controlled by the international insurance industry which headquarters in City of London…along with the Rottenchild bank…perhaps your paycheck for these ridiculous assertions you make is ultimately cut by that institution.

    As for Finland, that poor country is now run by a bunch of cunning runts, a feminized track-team. It brings me sorrow because of my own dollop of Suomilainen ancestry and my many Finnish-American friends from over the years. Unfortunately, the Finnish people may pay dearly for their insane leadership.

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  233. @annamaria

    They’re not called Zionazis for nothing. As one Thought Criminal replied, after being hysterically denounced as an ‘antisemite’ for calling Israeli elites Nazis-‘If you hate being compared to the Nazis, stop acting like them’.

  234. meamjojo says:
    @annamaria

    Perhaps you and the usual suspects here can learn something from this article. Though I doubt it.
    ——–
    Hatred Will Destroy You: What the Holodomor Teaches Us Today
    Barry Brownstein
    – May 12, 2022

    The Holodomor, death by hunger, is the name given to the 1930s terror-famine in Ukraine. Leading up to the famine were the murder and exile of Ukrainian farmers, (kulaks) and the collectivization of farms under Stalin.

    Robert Conquest, in his book Harvest of Sorrows, lays out the sequence of events:

    A famine which struck all the grain-producing areas of European Russia, and especially Ukraine, reached a climax in the summer of 1933. It began years earlier, however, when Stalin in the winter of 1929 and 1930 dispossessed, exiled and killed millions of the more prosperous peasants and harassed the remaining peasantry into surrendering land, animals and tools into collective farms; it was made inevitable in the second and final wave of collectivization in the winter of 1930–1931, when a disorganized and disillusioned peasantry was effectively enslaved.

    The death toll was beyond imaginable. Conquest writes, “Of a Ukrainian farm population of between twenty and twenty-five million, about five million died—a quarter to a fifth. The casualty rate varied considerably by area and even village, from 10% to 100%….Time after time, officials tell of entering villages with few or no survivors, and seeing the dead in their houses. In villages of 3,000–4,000 people…only 45–80 were left.”

    To learn from the Holodomor, I turn to the remarkable Russian novelist and journalist Vasily Grossman. Grossman is perhaps the greatest freedom fighter you’ve never heard of. He exposed the common roots of the totalitarian horrors of communism and fascism, and he also revealed with unparalleled insights the mindset that ordinary people adopted to enable their oppressors.

    His novel Life and Fate is one of the outstanding novels of the 20th century. I have explored that novel in four previous essays: Why “Good” People Enable Totalitarians, It Takes a Village of Bureaucrats to Implement Despotism, Why There is a Civic and Moral Duty to Oppose Tyrannical Bureaucracies, and A Soviet Dissident Explains American Censorship.

    https://www.aier.org/article/hatred-will-destroy-you-what-the-holodomor-teaches-us-today/

  235. meamjojo says:
    @emerging majority

    Blah, blah, blah. Can you please post something intelligent?

  236. Jon Chance says: • Website

    If we had legitimate governments in America and Europe, there’d be no perceived need for nuclear weapons, and there’d be no significant risk of nuclear war:

    “1.33.16 – To ensure political, economic, financial, and military neutrality
    with all other nations, states, international organizations, and other
    transnational entities, and to vigilantly prohibit any entangling alliances.”

    https://www.federalreserve.gov/SECRS/2011/May/20110523/R-1410/R-1410_051911_73307_527267180300_1.pdf

    “13. That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that, in all cases, the military should be under strict subordination to, and be governed by, the civil power.”

  237. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    “Russia is doing on its doorstep, with a country that threatens it, what US does to countries half way across the globe that don’t threaten it.”

    We agree on this. I do not call (nobody does) US actions as their “right”. Nor does Russia have any “right”. The USA has might. We will see of Russia has enough might for this war with Ukraine.

    “Right” in international political relations is not much more that the right of an independent country to defend itself against external and internal enemies. That means that an independent country has the “right” to suppress a rebellion (an internal enemy). The rebels do not have “right” for rebelling, though in many cases it might feel that they have the moral right, but there is no moral in “right”. If another country invades an independent country, the invaded country has the “right” to defend itself and the invader is the aggressor. It basically means that if the invader loses the war, it has to pay war reparations. Russia will not win the war against Ukraine. It is not clear if it loses the war, but in this special case half of Russian treasury is in Western hands. Now it is frozen, but it can be “legally” given for rebuilding Ukraine and paying for refugee costs. So, Russia may well end up paying the costs of this war to Ukraine and the West. This means that “right” does have some importance.

    The terms “war crime”, “crime against humanity” and “genocide” also have importance. They may seriously undermine Putin’s ability to act as a stateman in international affairs. Here a “war criminal” does not mean everybody who orders killings. It means those who were designated by such a term by other countries and possibly by the United Nations. There is no absolute morality or truth in these matters, but these matters have real practical importance.

    “Just because they want Russia to lose and will try their best does not mean that they will succeed.”
    Keep on dreaming, they will succeed.

  238. No country has an inalienable right to have its “reasonable security concerns” respected. What Putin failed to realize is that his policies over the past 20 years have so weakened the Russian state that he no longer gets to demand respect from the West. And now he’s paying a steep price for that. If instead of yachts and private schools abroad, Russia had invested in manufacturing, actual military reform and an economic growth model that other countries found attractive, then Russia could talk about a sphere of influence. China gets to do that, Israel gets to do that, even Turkey to some extent, but it has been clear for some time that Russia is a declining power with an aging population that does nothing but sell gas, oil and grain. It was only a matter of time until stronger nations got tired of Russia’s pretensions and decided to kick it to the curb. Maybe lucky for Russia it’s the West engaging in a proxy war rather than China just taking land by force, although that’s coming too no doubt.

    • Agree: meamjojo, peterAUS
  239. @blanketuser2000

    The topic of discussion was Kaliningrad, not western Ukraine, so your post would be irrelevant if it weren’t utterly stupid. It is utterly stupid because Poland does not currently claim any part of the Ukraine and hasn’t for decades.

    As for me appearing to be rabid, well, what can I say? I don’t like stupid people. And I hate stupid people who are also arrogant. Sadly, those with a high opinion of themselves seem to make up the vast majority of the stupid community.

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  240. @Carlton Meyer

    This is a very impressive overview but Scott Ritters’ obsession with racism and ‘Nazi evil’ are over-the-top and unimpressive. I haven’t watched this entire video yet, but dreaded ‘national socialism’–in case Ritter hasn’t noticed–is alive and well in nuclear Israel.

    Has ‘weapons inspector’ Scott Ritter ever taken notice of this fact? Let’s hope so.

    As for Nazi Germany, Hitler’s sins were committed during a barbaric war that he was losing. But all the combatants were committing wholesale murder. This includes the US, England, and the USSR.

    The war could have been ended sooner but the glorious Allies demanded ‘unconditional surrender’ from Germany. But Hitler wanted a negotiated peace. So the war dragged on, costing millions of additional lives. Gee. Too bad about that. But God Bless America!

    Hitler’s legitimate quest was to reunite the German people, restore that country’s greatness (which he succeeded in doing for awhile), expand Germany’s borders, and crush communism/Bolshevism. Hitler also wanted peace with England and the US–not world domination. The ‘world domination’ charge is total BS. Ironically, it was the USSR, Great Britain, and the US which, over the past century, have dominated, subjugated, and meddled in the affairs (and borders) of other nations the most. Doesn’t this inconvenient fact matter? It should.

    Sure, Hitler wanted more territory but that’s neither unusual nor uniquely evil among ‘great powers’. Just consider the history of the US and our greatest Presidents (many of whom presided over the ‘winning of the West’.) The US (which Ritter claims to love somewhat unconditionally) exterminated the native tribes here while enslaving negros captured in Africa. ‘Racism’ helped make America great! Embarrassing, but true.

    Was Hitler more ‘racist’ than our Founders or great Americans like Andrew Jackson or James K. Polk? (Or even Woodrow Wilson?) Doubtful.

    Besides, nationalism and non-racial political ideology can be every bit as dangerous, ruthless, and barbaric as political actions born of ‘racism’. So Ritter comes off as a bit too ‘woke’ for my tastes. But let me concede that but he definitely knows his history about Russia, Ukraine, and NATO. So let’s give Scott Ritter a big Thumbs Up overall. Thank you, Scott Ritter.

  241. @j2

    We’ll see about that. Finland may soon have to contribute to this “winning”. I hope your air defences are good enough or Helsinki may become a ruined city like Mariuopol.

    Now I wish you could explain why Finland thinks that it would improve its security by joining NATO. Russia is no threat to Finland as things now stand but should Finland join NATO then Russia indeed becomes a threat. I can understand why US may want to push the Finns into a war as they were once kind of good at killing Russian soldiers although they still lost the Winter war but why should Finn’s want to become a target for Russian military action? I know there must be some resentment or is it pure hatred that is driving Finns to get into a war with Russia? If anyone i,n Eastern Europe has a strong reason to hate Russians it is the Hungarians because of 1956 yet although in NATO they wish no part in this war. Seems to me Finns, and Swedes, have lost their reason.

  242. @j2

    If it happens like you say I’ll concede you were right and I was wrong but as it stands now, Scott Ritter assesses the latest situation and has not changed his mind.

    https://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=253414

    • Replies: @j2
  243. @j2

    And Gonzalo Lira on widespread Ukrainian officers’ desertions:

    https://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=253414

  244. Marcali says:
    @Wokechoke

    Saying what?

    The Vltava military excercise Czechoslovakia in September 1966 with Soviet, Czechoslovak, East-German and Hungarian troops did not trigger anything.

  245. @meamjojo

    By quoting Brownstein and Grossman, Meanie reveals his own ethnic affiliations: \$ayanim or Ha\$barfa.

    • LOL: meamjojo
  246. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Commentator Mike

    We agree so. Another thing, you posted a link to one French man, who was for three weeks in Ukraine as a humanitarian helper and wrote that he saw everywhere Azov batallion and they were saying that they are going to kill blacks and Jews. This kind of surprised me as annamaria has many times assured to me that Azov UkriNazis are paid by Jews and they do not persecute Jews. It was also a bit strange to see everywhere Azov batallion as this Azov brigade had about 3000 soldiers in total and out of them 20% were Nazis, so c. 600. This whole brigade has for a long time been in Mariupol and the remains of it are in the steel factory, so how could this guy see so many Azov soldiers?

    You see, there are Western journalists in Ukraine who are very close to the front and report from there all the time. You can check one, Mateusz Lachkowski. If you put his name to google and images, you see that he was in Kiev, Bucha, Kharkiv, Donbas. He did not see any Azov soldiers there, which kind of makes sense since they were in Mariupol. Also a Finnish journalist from the national news agency has been in Ukraine very close to the battle fields, he neither reported anything like the Frenchman. But I did find one who has the same opinion, a Polish Jewish journalist, who – though did not go to Ukraine – did see lots of these UkriNazis. he quitted when his emphasis on Nazis was not enough appreciated. So, if is Jews and Putin who so much worry about Azov.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  247. @Commentator Mike

    Russia is no threat to Finland as things now stand but should Finland join NATO then Russia indeed becomes a threat.

    …why should Finn’s want to become a target for Russian military action?

    Though you are probably too biased to even realize it, your assertion reflects an attitude of Russian chauvinism in its typical ugly form. Maybe you can explain why you think Russia is no threat now but would be simply if Finland exercises its right to choose its alliance as a sovereign nation and join NATO (consistent with popular opinion), guaranteed by Russia in the 1997 Paris agreement with NATO. Also, why would Finland become a possible target for military action by Russia?

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  248. ariadna says:
    @j2

    Russia is the aggressor and Ukraine is merely defending itself, you say? As of when? 2014?

    • Replies: @j2
  249. ariadna says:
    @Commentator Mike

    “Seems to me Finns, and Swedes, have lost their reason.”
    Or their reason chip was taken out and replaced with another, compatible with the US/NATO operating system

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Petermx
  250. @meamjojo

    Me_am_ju_ju writes”

    It’s a shame that “our CIA” has given up on assassinations.

    It didn’t escape my attention that you wrote “our CIA”, seeing as we’re all aware that the CIA, Britain’s MI6 and the Mossad are all subsidiaries of the Zio cabal.

    The CIA certainly is not working to promote the interests of the American people.

    So, from you Talmudic perspective Me_am_ju_ju, I guess they are “our CIA”, just as James Angleton was “your man” in the CIA who played a central role in the demise of JFK.

    We’re aware that you get off watching the Zapruder film on an endless loop with a butt plug inserted in your nether region.

    Similarly, under the category of “our people”, I’m sure you categorise among them the likes of Michael Chertoff, Dov Zakheim, Richard ‘The Prince of Darkness’ Perle and others of their ilk that were knee deep involved in the 9/11 False Flag.

    • Agree: annamaria
  251. ariadna says:
    @meamjojo

    “All Russia has to do is withdraw from Ukraine back to its original pre-2014 borders, before invading Crimea. Then agree to use say 1/3 of its oil/gas revenues to rebuild Ukraine and compensate all the families who lost homes, jobs and loved ones an acceptable amount.”

    A modest request. I would add financing centers all over Ukraine to teach penile piano playing.

    • LOL: GMC
  252. @Been_there_done_that

    Russia gave an ultimatum to NATO about no further expansion and this is not for any reasons of arrogance but for the sake of the general security arrangement in Europe. But regardless, NATO has revealed itself to be a force for extreme evil, having destroyed so many small countries that never threatened it. Now a nuclear superpower has decided to stand in its way.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  253. @j2

    That is the problem; the reporting is very polarised depending on who is doing the reporting. As I said I prefer to monitor the pro-Russian sites as I more or less know what to expect of the others. It’s still early days, winning a battle or two does not a war make.

  254. @Commentator Mike

    Russia gave an ultimatum to NATO about no further expansion…

    Guess what? Russian ultimatums don’t mean anything, they’re just empty words. Russia has no right to dictate to others, nor is it even in a position of strength to act like that; it is just an expression of shallow behavior, yet it still annoys its neighbors. Countries have a right to chose their own security, including alliances, and that is what Finland and Sweden will do.

  255. GMC says:
    @annamaria

    Good Post AnnaMaria – And we have to remember that 40 billion dollars goes a long long way , when it comes to buying every Nato Country in the EU and even the ones that aren’t. The Rumors say the 3rd or 4th week in May for a POlish entrance. It will be interesting to see if Russia will make a non military deal with the Pollacks or just blast them.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  256. annamaria says:
    @meamjojo

    There was a Q for you: “do you think that the recent proclamation by the ADL / Simon Weisenthal center that Ukrainian Nazis are good Nazis will require some minor adjustments by holobiz museums?” – Yes or no?

    Also, it is finally time to accept the leading role of Jewish Boshevicks (and their Jewish bankers) in the tragedy of the Bolshevik Revolution. From the Soviet bosses of horrific secret police to the Soviet bosses of concentration camps (GULAG), the documents show the prevalence of Jewish men and women among the bosses. Even the gas van was invented and practiced on helpless victims by a Jewish man Isay Berg.

    The Holodomor in Ukraine cannot be disassociated from the name of Lazar Kaganovich (Jewish mass murderer and Stalin’s brother-in-law) in the same way the Goloshchyokin Genocide in Kazakhstan cannot be disassociated from the name of Filipp Goloshchyokin (born Shaya Itsikovich: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipp_Goloshchyokin)

    There is nothing strange in the current union of Zionists and Banderites (self-proclaimed neo-Nazis).
    Zionists and Banderites are united by their shared bloodthirstiness, inability to forgive and empathize, and their ridiculous supremacist ideology.

    • Agree: ariadna
    • LOL: meamjojo
  257. annamaria says:
    @ariadna

    The “chip” is represented by the usual things: money and blackmail.
    An example: “HOW JOHN BOLTON ONCE THREATENED AN INTERNATIONAL OFFICIAL” https://theintercept.com/2018/03/29/john-bolton-trump-bush-bustani-kids-opcw/

    Bolton continued, according to Bustani’s recollections: “You have 24 hours to leave the organization, and if you don’t comply with this decision by Washington, we have ways to retaliate against you.”

    There was a pause.

    “We know where your kids live. You have two sons in New York.”

    The Empire of Lies is a regular zio-mafia-fascist organization that has been using the usual gangster tools: blackmail, murder, bribes, slander.

    • Replies: @ariadna
  258. annamaria says:
    @GMC

    Agree. Russia needs to hit where it hurts the war profiteers – the financial system and satellite communication. Also, it would be great to see a detailed map of luxurious underground bunkers prepared for the real Owners of the western world. The bunkers must be destroyed.

    Poland is hopeless. Similar to Jews, Polaks went full collaboration with Banderites, thus desecrating the memory of victims of Banderites’ unspeakable atrocities during and before WWII. Various Polish sites describe the barbaric ways the Banderites tortured and murdered their victims, including small children.

    https://justiceforpolishvictims.org/polish-experience/the-wolyn-massacre-77-years-ago-around-100000-poles-were-slaughtered-with-utmost-cruelty-by-ukrainian-nationalists/

    https://www.blackstoneintel.com/post/bandera-the-volhynian-slaughter

    • Thanks: GMC
    • Replies: @GMC
  259. Petermx says:
    @ariadna

    Unfortunately because of where I am this will hurt me too but I want to see these people suffer and I want to laugh in their faces when they do, although I probably wouldn’t do that but I think it might be the best thing that could happen for Europe. I don’t know what else to hope for other than having these leaders keep hurting Europe until the people have had enough and decide to hang them. If they want to just fire them that would be fine too but I think by then the people will want to hang the leaders.

    • Replies: @ariadna
  260. j2 says:
    @ariadna

    “Russia is the aggressor and Ukraine is merely defending itself, you say? As of when? 2014?”

    Yeah, this is exactly what you cannot understand of international political relations. It is not who suffered more, it is simply like this: an independent country has the right to defend against external and internal enemies. Thus, however “justified” are rebels, rebels are rebels. A country has the right to defend itself against rebellion, by almost whatever means. Think about this. Rebels are always wrong in the international political sense, even if they are treated badly, because they have exactly zero right to rebel. And they have exactly zero right to ask for some external country to help them in their rebellion. This is simply as it is. No implications to what is good or bad, or justified or not.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @annamaria
    , @ariadna
  261. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Commentator Mike wrote:
    “We’ll see about that. Finland may soon have to contribute to this “winning”. I hope your air defences are good enough or Helsinki may become a ruined city like Mariuopol.”

    Many years ago in followed for some time The Unz Review. There only three commenters that I appreciated, for their knowledge and honesty: Beefcake the Mighty, FKA Max and Iris. Iris wrote a recommendation of you to me, which is the only reason I treat you kindly. But you do not live up to the recommendation of Iris. I hope Iris will realize it, I did.

    • Replies: @Truth Vigilante
  262. Jon Chance says: • Website
    @Been_there_done_that

    It might be beneficial for Finland and Sweden to join NATO because now the Russian Federation might liberate Scandinavia from the EU-ECB Islamic Soviet Union.

    Sweden is a socialist monarchy, not a democratic republic.

    And why stop with the liberation of Ukraine and Scandinavia?

    Perhaps the Russian Federation will also liberate Poland, Romania, Germany, France, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, and the USK….

  263. meamjojo says:
    @Ray Caruso

    “As for me appearing to be rabid, well, what can I say? I don’t like stupid people. And I hate stupid people who are also arrogant. Sadly, those with a high opinion of themselves seem to make up the vast majority of the stupid community.”

    Then you must hate yourself.

  264. annamaria says:
    @j2

    You wrote to “ariadna”: “‘you cannot understand of international political relations.”
    — Let me disagree. When American citizens arrived at DC on December 6th to express their dissatisfaction with Biden’s surprising victory, they were proclaimed “domestic terrorists” by the US government. A woman-veteran was murdered by DC police.

    You cannot have it both ways.

    The US State Department organized and weaponized Ukrainian self-proclaimed Nazis to rebel against the legit government and spurred the beginning of a civil war in Ukraine (the CIA’s Brennan even made a “secret” visit to Kiev). There would be no civil war if not for the US-run putsch in Kiev in 2014. In Ukraine, the US has committed a series of international crimes – in line with its other numerous international crimes and crimes against humanity.

    Your post is not just wrong – it is amoral. And your feigned historical amnesia is beyond a show of an immature mind.

    Here is an opinion of a real thinker and expert: https://www.unz.com/hudson/destiny-of-civilization-interview-by-ben-norton/

    Today’s new Cold War is a fight to impose rentier-based finance capitalism on the entire world. …

    So right now, for the first time, you have a critical mass. And you have the ability of China, Iran, Russia, India, and other countries together to be self-sufficient. They don’t need relations with the United States. … So you have the American economy – essentially a merger between the military-industrial complex and the Wall Street FIRE sector, finance, insurance, and real estate – really cannot develop any more than the Roman Empire could develop, by trying to obtain militarily what it could not produce at home anymore. …

    … the NATO countries can fight against Russia militarily, by threatening to bomb. But they can’t fight economically. They can’t fight financially. They tried by disconnecting Russia from the SWIFT system. It put it in its own system very quickly.

    It really is left without a strategy, except that it’s done a wonderful job of controlling the public relations dimension of this war, making it appear as if somehow other countries are the aggressors, in not letting America exploit them, and making it appear as if Russia is the aggressor in Ukraine, instead of NATO [a tool of the US] prodding and prodding Russia to say, we’re going to capture your port at Crimea, and we’re going to attack the Russian-speakers if you don’t fight back, and we’re going to keep bombing them year after year, from 2014 on, we’re going to keep bombing them until you protect them.

    So all of this is treated as if America is purely defending itself. Well, this is what the Nazis said in World War Two. Hitler and Goebbels said, we can always mobilize a population to support our war by saying it’s a war to defend ourselves.

    Hopefully, Hudson’s words clearly define for you what camp you belong to.

  265. annamaria says:
    @j2

    The morning after: https://thesaker.is/open-thread-for-today-and-some-comments/

    Ukrainian refugees are showing their mettle by knifing and killing a man in Poland who stepped up to defend a young woman that was harassed by the refugees. Other stories are coming out of Europe of refugees refusing to live next to people that are not white and four of them just decided to grab a villa in France, belonging to a Russian, and they moved right in. This trend can only continue.

    https://theworldwatch.com/ukrainian-refugees-kill-a-polish-after-he-tries-to-stop-them-from-harassing-a-young-woman.htm

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  266. Putin’s war plans captured, shows moving goal posts
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/exclusive-putins-captured-war-plans-show-his-ukraine-ambitions-shrinking/ar-AAXf6Fd?ocid=BingNewsSearch

    Well this has been one massive disaster.

    NATO is expanding and over 100k Russian soldiers will be dead when this is over.

    Maybe Anglin and Whiteny will think twice next time before getting behind a loser dictator that is horribly insecure and can’t keep a consistent explanation for the war.

    There is no guarantee that he can even take Donbass. Best move at this point is to sign a treaty with Ukraine where they agree to never join NATO. Call that a win even though they never actually qualified for NATO.

    Russian morale is so low that we could even see 1917 style rebellions where officers are shot in the back.

    • Agree: meamjojo
    • Troll: ariadna
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  267. @Grasshopper Kaplan

    Is there any way to get a transcript?

    You can download the video (I use 4K) and you get too a text file with all the subtitles. They may have some typos but in general are pretty faithful.

    • Replies: @Grasshopper Kaplan
  268. @Been_there_done_that

    Countries have a right to chose their own security, including alliances, and that is what Finland and Sweden will do.

    Tell that to the cubans, who decided to follow their own path and “chose their own security, including alliances” with the former USSR.
    They simply got blackmailed, sanctioned to the extreme and sabotaged in every possible way.

    You morals simply have two faces, depending on which side you are looking…

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  269. @Been_there_done_that

    Currently, both Finland and Sweden are run by a female track team–a bunch of Cunning Runts. It is one thing for a nation to bring elder women into major national decisions such as war and peace. Younger women, particularly those edjumacated beyond any possible common sense, are insufficiently mature to make sound, practical agreements.

    I sorrow for those countries from whence portions of my DNA were derived. They may learn some sad, tragic lessons for allowing silly young women into positions of state power.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  270. @John Johnson

    Looks as if we have yet another Khazarian Mafiyosi hiding behind a Goyish name. I happen to know a lot of Johnsons. Not one of them engage in Pilpul like you \$ayanims and Ha\$barfas.

    • Agree: annamaria
    • Troll: meamjojo
    • Replies: @John Johnson
  271. @DevilAdvocate

    Just as well I’d not known.

    I posted the video link in my substack and made my own dammm transcript.

    I transcribed for like 8 hours last night, will need a few more to get last ten minutes..

    Shit is too important, and looks good written.

    My substack is
    KGRaS grasshopper radio service

    Thanks

  272. peterAUS says:

    https://en.topwar.ru/196194-aktivno-reaktivnye-snarjady-m549a1-dlja-ukrainskih-gaubic.html

    ….This is not a reason for panic, but requires a timely and complete response….

    Interesting choice of words.

    And not a word about Excaliburs, from say:
    https://eurasiantimes.com/american-howitzers-wreaking-havoc-on-russia-m777/
    as

    ….Even more striking. Canada sent Excalibur rounds. These are smart artillery rounds that can be targeted with extreme precision …..

    All good. Really, no need to panic.
    Unless one is in the combat zone there. As that battalion at the river crossing, for example.
    More to come.

  273. ariadna says:
    @annamaria

    Thank you for this. I had forgotten the elegant and understated diplomacy of “we know where your kids live” and now I remember the shock of reading about it back then. Will save the libnk.

  274. ariadna says:
    @j2

    If you watched the French documentary and then to my question you say “It is not who suffered more,..” then yours is not just a problem of reading comprehension. Images are incomprehensible and meaningless to you.
    I admire annamaria for her patience, as I do the patience of special ed teachers. Don’t count on me though.

  275. @j2

    Joo_Too (aka j2) writes:

    Many years ago …. followed for some time The Unz Review. There only three commenters that I appreciated, for their knowledge and honesty: Beefcake the Mighty, FKA Max and Iris.
    Iris wrote a recommendation of you to me, which is the only reason I treat you kindly.

    Iris is an extremely knowledgeable individual on the 9/11 False Flag and takes every opportunity to point out the Mossad/Zionist orchestration of said event.

    How then Mr Joo_Too, does that fit in with your demonstrated Judeo-Fascist allegiance and your consistent knee-jerk response in defending Zio criminality wherever it manifests itself, be that in the Ukraine conflict or elsewhere ?

    There’s no way Iris would be condoning any of the disinfo and cheerleading for the Zio backed Zelensky puppet regime that you’ve been posting here in UR.

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  276. @DevilAdvocate

    Tell that to the cubans…

    Poor analogy, different time and context. Aside from that, I have not condoned the US boycott against Cuba (not supported by NATO), so your personal accusation of having morals with two faces is misplaced.

  277. ariadna says:
    @Petermx

    I feel the same way about the inevitable demise of the dollar…. it would hurt me but it would hurt them– (((them)))– more…

  278. @emerging majority

    Currently, both Finland and Sweden are run by a female track team–a bunch of Cunning Runts.

    These two female leaders will not make a decision on behalf of their respective countries, about such an important matter, that was not preceded by careful analysis and deliberations, and is unpopular. The sentiments of the population favor becoming part of NATO, thanks to Russian miscalculations and provocations.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  279. @annamaria

    Which is why partition is so important. The human swill nurtured in Banderastan over the last few decades, and the last eight years in particular, need to be driven West, to their EU and NATO Nirvanas. Let the EU deal with their beloved Banderite idols. It will be terrible, tragic, but hilarious, and then will come the reaction, which I think will destroy the EU. Perhaps Ursula von Meringue Head will have to flee to the USA for sanctuary. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  280. annamaria says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    The psychopathic owners of the collective west — bankers and war profiteers — will not stop mass-slaughterous activities on their own will.

    It would be really great if China cuts trade ties with the US while, at the same time, Russia cut energy ties with the EU. The collective west needs some good shaking to shake off their overgrown parasites.

    https://consortiumnews.com/2022/05/12/us-air-forces-british-expansion/

  281. @Truth Vigilante

    I know j2 is having a dig at me but he works/ has worked for the Finnish military and the Russian operation has put him in a tricky situation. He could be an officer in the territorial defence or the army. We’ll see what happens with the Finnish question as Russia accuses them of breaking treaties it signed, if it joins NATO, and has already cut electricity supplies:

    https://www.rt.com/business/555469-russia-halt-electricity-sales-finland/

    I suppose any Czech commenter without a well hidden identity would have to take exclusively the Ukrainian/Western side as they have laws about it now.

    • Thanks: Truth Vigilante
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  282. barr says:

    China faces an increase in extremist threats in central Asia, US panel is told
    * •
Witnesses tell the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission that Beijing’s engagement with governments seeking infrastructure investment may be backfiring•
Instead of a chance to fill a power vacuum after the US departure from Afghanistan, China is confronting a rise in animosity and attacks, …..
    Witnesses told the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) that instead of a chance for China to fill a power vacuum left after the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the animosity that extremists and separatists are directing at China has increased.

    However, violence directed at Chinese nationals shows that Beijing’s strategy of engaging with any government seeking infrastructure investment did little to engender trust in the region and may be backfiring, witnesses said

    Still, anger against Chinese does not mean that Americans are welcome, Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, founding director at the University of Pittsburgh’s Centre for Governance and Markets, said.

    “The US lost so much credibility because of the way it left Afghanistan,” she said

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3177557/china-faces-increase-extremist-threats-central-asia-us-panel?module=lead_hero_story&pgtype=homepage

    WTF?

    Fallacy generating Thinktanks think the followings
    1 US withdrawal has left AfPak and Stans vulnerable to terrorosm
    2 China ‘s infrastructures building activities have given rises to terrorism.
    3 Withdrawal was chatotic. meaning everything ekse and eveythinh anywhere ( from USA) was smooth and efficeint and productive .

    China Russia Iran Cuba NK derangement syndrome of this country or to be precise non -vassal country derangement syndrome has turned USA into a large collectiom of Baghdad Bob.

  283. @Been_there_done_that

    Within the matrix of Babylonian Talmudic control over virtually all major media across the Western world; neither the Finns, nor the Swedes, are any longer capable of critical thinking and self-administration. Rather, urbanization and its attendant ills have rendered a majority of those folk to fall into a fear-driven herd mentalities.

    Clever presstitutes, most particularly boobtoob noose presenters, have controlled the narrative for generations now. So the urbanized idiots have been trained to fear Russia. What they do not realize is that the Russian Republic is not the bad old Soviet Union with its communization agenda. Some people never learn, while all too many are comfortably numb and simply go along to get along. After all, their very livelihood, their corporate and bureaucratic jobs, are at stake.

    What all too many Westerners do not understand is that highest finance capital is their greatest enemy. As the enemy of the enemies of humanity, the Russian Republic is NOT my enemy.

    • Agree: acementhead, Robjil
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  284. @Commentator Mike

    The deeply misled Czechs are setting themselves up for yet another national tragedy by siding once again with Perfidious Albion and the U\$\$A.

  285. @barr

    Much, if not most of the unrest in Central Asia, et al, are the direct results of the CIA, MI6 and the lot, stirring the pot of ethnic hatreds and religious insanity by careful application of \$\$\$\$ to various out for a buck malcontents in those contested lands.

    Those agencies of destruction have learned well the divide and conquer maneuverings dating clear back to Caesar and more recently the more blatant and dramatic control memes utilized by the numerous minions and activists working for the Babylonian Talmudist agenda of total world domination.

    • Agree: annamaria
  286. @emerging majority

    Still, during the Soviet Union Europe was much more peaceful, and all the trouble started since its break up. Funny that they all antagonise Russia much more than they did the old USSR with whom they were capable of negotiating but not with the new democratic Russia. Yes they talked about the USSR being the enemy but this now is far worse.

    • Agree: acementhead
    • Replies: @annamaria
  287. meamjojo says:

    Turkey looking for alternatives to Russia. Erdogan seeing a bleak future for Russia, perhaps letting his old buddy Putin “…twist slowly, slowly in the wind”? [lol]
    ———-
    Turkey Looks To Kazakhstan To Form New Trade Route To Bypass Russia
    By Eurasianet – May 11, 2022, 2:00 PM CDT

    – Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev paid his first state visit to Turkey this week since coming to power in 2019.
    – The Kazakh President and Turkish President Erdogan discussed the regional and global effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
    – The two presidents also agreed on the need to boost an existing transport corridor linking China with Turkey that bypasses Russia.

    Ukraine was on the agenda, along with trade and transportation routes, as President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev paid his first state visit to Turkey this week since coming to power in 2019.

    However, anyone looking at reports from Tokayev’s office on his May 10 talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan had to read between the lines to surmise that they discussed Ukraine at all since it did not mention the country by name.

    Instead, Akorda, the presidential palace, talked euphemistically of the “deterioration in the geopolitical situation.” That is a measure of the diplomatic tightrope Kazakhstan is walking over the war launched on Ukraine by Nur-Sultan’s neighbor and ally Russia.
    ….
    https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/International/Turkey-Looks-To-Kazakhstan-To-Form-New-Trade-Route-To-Bypass-Russia.html

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  288. peterAUS says:

    He didn’t mention that the crowdfunding is also for getting modern communication gear and combat first aid kits.
    The above is for normal people.

    Now, for Putinards: another street was taken in another village. Ukrainian forces retreated full 100 meters. Defenders lost 2 men. Attackers 4.
    All is going according to plan.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @annamaria
    , @ariadna
  289. annamaria says:
    @Commentator Mike

    The old USSR was less of a worry for the global banking cabal than the resurrected Russian Federation, which has her own historical path and does not want to kneel for the cabal. The set of countries for the US to loot and rape has dwindled, but the Banksters always need more human blood and flesh, and other nations’ mineral resources to loot for free (“all wars are banksters’ wars”).

    The drastic aggressive policies of the ZUSA are dictated by domestic problems (unresolvable for the cabal’s satisfaction) and by ZUSA’s impotence to overcome China’s & Russia’s rise in terms of technological progress and mass education (and thus in terms of defense readiness). The ZUSA’s “state of the nation” shows the limits of the Gangster Model. Basically, the ZUSA is ready for full-blown fascism. But because the country has lost both moral vigor and patriotism, it is doubtful that the ZUSA will have a righteous military coup to save what meager is left of the Republic.

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/if-ukraine-is-winning-why-is-the-us-requesting-a-ceasefire.html#more

    – Senator Rand Paul has held up the required bill with the quite reasonable demand to have an inspector general scrutinize where the \$40 billion ‘for Ukraine’ will be going. The Democrats will certainly dislike that.
    – U.S. gasoline prices have hit a record high.
    – European natural gas prices have also jumped after the Ukraine blocked the flow from Russia through one of the pipelines and while the flow through the Yamal pipeline in Poland has been stopped due to Russian counter sanctions.
    – Le Monde has verified and published a video that shows a Ukrainian ‘volunteer battalion’, led by a known criminal, torturing Russian prisoners of war.
    – Russia has published new material about the U.S. military biological ‘research’ in Ukraine. Other countries will also have questions about these activities.

    The EU citizenry will learn the hard way that the Ukrainian “freedom fighters” include some good numbers of hard-core criminals. They are Kolomojsky’s Nazi boys. The bloody story in Poland is not a fluke: https://theworldwatch.com/ukrainian-refugees-kill-a-polish-after-he-tries-to-stop-them-from-harassing-a-young-woman.htm

    According to local sources, three of drunken refugees from Ukraine beat a Pole to death. The mob reportedly began to molest a girl on the Nowy Świat Street, the man attempted to defend her. As a result, he was beaten and received several stab wounds, from which he died on the spot.
    Deadly drunk Ukrainians can be often seen in the center of Warsaw, causing discontent of local residents.

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
  290. annamaria says:
    @peterAUS

    “If Ukraine Is Winning Why Is The U.S. Requesting A Ceasefire?” https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/if-ukraine-is-winning-why-is-the-us-requesting-a-ceasefire.html#more

    On May 13, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu for the first time since February 18. Secretary Austin urged an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of maintaining lines of communication.

    Austin initiated the call and the U.S. is seeking a ceasefire in Ukraine!!!

    Are we not told that the Ukraine is winning the war? That it will soon push the Russian forces back over the border? The operation to ‘weaken Russia’, which Austin had publicly announced two weeks ago, does not seem to go that well.

    • Replies: @acementhead
  291. annamaria says:
    @peterAUS

    “Ukraine Pleads for Release of Azovstal Fighters, Scholz and Austin Ask for Ceasefire, Putin Refuses”

    Here is a comment that fits a response to your “inventive” propagandist slander of the Russians and the Russian government:

    In regards to Russia opting out of the information war, I can assure you as a person with many friends, family and acquaintances in Russia that the vast, vast majority of the Russian population support the action in Ukraine. And it is not only the masses that are in support of this, the wealthy, the poor, the educated, the gopniks, the typical down-shifters residing in Thailand or Bali, the go-getters in Moscow, Putin has the overwhelming support of the populace. There is no need for them to engage in this nonsense. It is only the west that is using Ukraine as a pawn that has a need to publish fake news and propaganda to stir up some support from their own populations to support their involvement in this.

    • Agree: ariadna
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  292. @meamjojo

    What a nonsensical spin. Of course any trade route from China to Turkey will go through Kazakhstan and bypass Russia – you just need to look at the map. Turkey is not Russia’s ally but USA’s – it is after all in NATO.

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  293. @annamaria

    The Azovstal Nazis are going to face a War Crimes Tribunal. And a good thing, too, AND Russia must issue arrest warrants for their patrons and financiers like ‘Fagin’ Kolomoisky.

  294. @barr

    Anti-Chinese agitation by armed thugs is almost always created and financed by the West. Why would you resent infrastructure development, trade opportunities and investment, and non-interference in your affairs, in a poor country? Only if Satan and his minions are paying you to do so.

    • Agree: ariadna
  295. @annamaria

    Secretary Austin urged an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of maintaining lines of communication.

    It seems to me that Russia(not “Putin”) has been trying lines of communication for at least eight years but has been totally ignored by the US and their ‘running dogs'(thanks Mao).

    • Agree: annamaria
  296. peterAUS says:

    https://anti-empire.com/another-week-another-78-donetsk-soldiers-killed/

    …in the seven days through May 12 another 78 Donetsk soldiers have perished. 495 were wounded….

    ….I’d probably put my point estimate at 350 for the entire coalition for the week, or about 50 killed every day. (11 Donetsk, 7 Lugansk, 30 Russian.)….

    Let’s take a look at the bright side (for Putintards only): now all those guys with Mosin Nagants can, at last, get …ahm….modern rifles. As AK-74, for example. That version in use there, with no siderail.
    And logistics: less mouths to feed, less food to bring forward.
    All good.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  297. @peterAUS

    https://thesaker.is/sitrep-operation-z-two-very-bad-days-for-the-ukraine-the-big-refuse/

    “…if you do not know yet that this is Ukrainian BS, please hear the Russian MoD as to who destroyed who[m]:

    🇷🇺📹Footage of destruction of pontoon crossing and AFU units attempting to cross Seversky Donets River

    ◽️ During reconnaissance and search operations of a motorized rifle unit of the Russian Armed Forces, a UAV crew detected an AFU unit with infantry fighting vehicles attempting to cross using an induced pontoon crossing.

    💥 Artillery fire completely destroyed the pontoon crossing and sank. The enemy armoured vehicles with their crews that had managed to cross on the pontoons were destroyed by Russian artillery fire and infantry fighting vehicle crews during the battle. Some of the AFU armoured vehicles were seized by Russian servicemen.

    https://t.me/mod_russia_en/1632

    The next bit of propaganda is out there: Ukraine of course wins the battle of Kharkov/Kharkiv (of course, this battle has not happened yet and the Russians are just fixing the Ukrainian forces in place and denying them maneuverability).

    We have to explain again:

    Russia is fighting a limited action.The Ukraine is trying to fight a full scale war.

    Russia is advancing steadily without letting itself be massacred at some pontoon bridge. Be careful out there with this kind of irresponsible reporting.
    […]
    The commentator here from Defense Politics Asia … shows the footage available in the first half of his video and in the second half he explains without doubt that those pontoon bridges mean nothing to the overall Russian advance … Russian forces crossed the river as they had set out to do. There is no evidence of a batch of dead Russian soldiers, although there must have been casualties. This is a longer video so stay with it and hear the second half.

    .

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  298. ariadna says:
    @peterAUS

    “For normal people”? Do you know any? The kind who don’t laugh at men with goat beards who talk about “electric flows” from the basement of their mommies?
    Stop being silly.

  299. @peterAUS

    Peter Beater: How can you call pure evil “all good”. Why do you delight in evil?

  300. peterAUS says:

    with

    I believe that around 5 % of people here would agree it’s a good combo.

  301. meamjojo says:
    @Commentator Mike

    But it could have been built through Russia but wasn’t. D’oh.

  302. GMC says:
    @annamaria

    POland is the Ho Chi Minh trail for Ukraine – Russia better destroy it or get ready for a long war. Of all people that should understand this Russia should.

  303. @emerging majority

    Looks as if we have yet another Khazarian Mafiyosi hiding behind a Goyish name. I happen to know a lot of Johnsons. Not one of them engage in Pilpul like you \$ayanims and Ha\$barfas.

    Ah so pointing out that this war is a disaster makes one a Jew? Asians think this war is f-ing stupid. So are all Asians actually Jewish? The European right is also against this war. Jews again?

    Nothing more ironic than self-described White nationalists doing everything they can to defend a war where Whites are being killed.

    Israel gets cheap oil and diamonds from Putin but don’t tell any of his incel fangirls here. Talking about reality objectively might be interpreted as Jewish behavior.

    Putin buries White women alive under mounds of rubble and that somehow sticks it to international Jews according to the fascinating logic of his defenders.

    Putin will be kissing the wall again next year if he lives that long.

    SMOOCH

    Idiots.

  304. @Doug Hillman

    The next bit of propaganda is out there: Ukraine of course wins the battle of Kharkov/Kharkiv (of course, this battle has not happened yet and the Russians are just fixing the Ukrainian forces in place and denying them maneuverability).

    That is what you call losing a battalion in a mad dash to cross the river?

    All part of some grand strategy? Retreating east from the outskirts of Kiev to the Russian border is all part of the plan?

    Russian forces crossed the river as they had set out to do. There is no evidence of a batch of dead Russian soldiers, although there must have been casualties.

    No evidence of a batch of dead soldiers????? There is a pile of armored personnel carriers and blown apart tanks on the shore. Do you think they were being towed? They were under pressure by Putin to cross and picked an area that the Ukrainians expected. Artillery was called in when they crossed. The tanks don’t have tops because they were hit hard and jack in the boxed.

    Another few hundred Russian soldiers wiped out for this idiotic war.

    Oops I mean 72 hour special military operation now in day 81 of the mop up phase.

    • Agree: meamjojo
  305. @John Johnson

    Nope, you’ve got it exactly bass ackwards. Those are UFA losses, added to the ~50,000 to date. Idiotic war indeed, by the Outlaw US Empire of Lies.

  306. @John Johnson

    Been_there_done, is that you? Your MO is the same — conspicuously evasive answers, diversion to baseless, unsupported assertions, followed by impotent insults. Same paymaster perhaps.

    • Agree: Avery
  307. @John Johnson

    Of course Asians think the war is stoopid. They logically blame your paymasters, the Sanhedrin run Khazarian Mafiya. Don’t call me a white nationalist. There are some who enter this blog, but I’m not into that. Jewish behavior? Of course, not all Jews, just the Talmudists are guilty .

    “Reality objectively” ??? WTF? You are once again grasping at straws and become incoherent in the process. You chatter on about burying women under mounds of rubble and slyly overlook the tactics of the Azov battalions hiding behind the skirts of civilians.

    “John Johnson” is a totally false identity for a \$ayanim/Ha\$barfa troll.

    • Agree: Truth Vigilante
  308. annamaria says:
    @John Johnson

    The stench is coming from the rotten Empire of Lies: https://www.voltairenet.org/article216860.html

    On May 13, 2022, the Russian Federation presented new evidence to the Security Council regarding US military research programs in Ukraine.

    These include biological experiments conducted without their knowledge on Ukrainian mental patients in the Psychiatric Hospital No. 1 (village of Streletchye, Kharkov region) and on the deliberate use of a tuberculosis agent to infect the population of the Slavianoserbsk district (Lugansk People’s Republic)

    The documents seized by Russia show that four pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer, Moderna, Merck and Gilead, were involved in these experiments.

    Intervening in video duplex, the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations in charge of disarmament, Thomas Markram, assured that his organization was unaware of these programs and could not itself verify them. He called on participants to resolve the issue peacefully using the procedures of Articles V and VI of the Charter.

    The ambassadors of the Nato member countries all denied the Russian accusations and denounced disinformation.

    On the contrary, Chinese ambassador Dai Bing said that these frightening elements should raise the concern of the whole international community.

    According to the US press, the Pentagon’s biological military research program was organized in Ukraine by the Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners (RSTP) company created by Hunter Biden (son of President Joe Biden) and Christopher Heinz (son-in-law of John Kerry).

    Currently, the collective West is not a keeper of the western civilization: the real “owners” of the US/EU/UK are busy with bastardizing what is left of it. The “owners” hopes are pegged on the money printing press and wars of aggression/regime changes /extrajudicial killings. The West has metamorphosed into a soulless gangster entity.

    • Replies: @Avery
  309. annamaria says:
    @John Johnson

    There is a highly amusing exhibition of the cordial union between Zionists and Banderites (followers of Nazi collaborator Stepan Bendera). The Kagans’ clan has embraced Mr. Parubiy and Mr. Yarosh and the whole bunch of self-proclaimed Nazi death squads called Azov, Aidar, and Dnipro I & II. In short, Natzo-Matzo.

    All this noise about ‘nazis & hitler’ converged on the Jewish Lobby’s open support for Banderites; see the ADL & Simon Wiesenthal Center’s touching concern for “good Nazis” in Ukraine. Mr. Kolomojsky, the president of the Jewish Community of Ukraine and founder of the Nazi death squads, is still a citizen of Israel. Mr. Zelensky (a protege of Kolomojsky) has been in charge of the Nazi death squads. https://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-lobby-group-adl-rehabilitates-hitlers-accomplices-ukraine/35021

    The Eurovision song contest was just another petty illustration of the dictum “anything goes when it is good for Jews.”

    At least, the winners did not exhibit their private parts’ adroitness – unlike the Jewish Lobby’s darling Mr. Zelensky.

  310. peterAUS says:

    https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-may-14

    ….The Ukrainian destruction of significant elements of a Russian motorized rifle brigade that tried to cross a pontoon bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River on May 11 has shocked prominent Russian milbloggers. Those bloggers have begun commenting on the incompetence of the Russian military to their hundreds of thousands of followers. …. The milbloggers who have hitherto been cheering on the Russian military criticized Russian armed forces leadership for failing to learn from experience in the war. They also expressed the concern that the constant pushing of Russia’s propaganda lines was making it hard for them to understand what was actually going on….

    ….Prominent pro-Russian Telegram channels (with approximately 300 thousand followers) largely criticized Russian General Staff for failing to learn from previous combat mistakes and expressed concern that censorship and self-censorship was depriving them of situational awareness.[6] Other pro-Russian Telegram channels noted the slow pace of Russian offensive operations in northern Kharkiv Oblast, blaming it in part on ineffective aerial reconnaissance and the negative effects of bad morale within the Russian military.[7] Some Telegram channels reported receiving criticism for “misrepresenting” the performance of the Russian military…..[

  311. Avery says:
    @annamaria

    { The West has metamorphosed into a soulless gangster entity.}

    Well said.

  312. @peterAUS

    Still banging on that tin drum, I see. Gunther Grass wrote a book with that title. Obsessiveness is a sign of a wasted life.

  313. @RestiveUs

    25 in 2021 by year end.

  314. annamaria says:
    @Philip Owen

    “Buffalo shooter used the same symbol as Ukraine’s Azov [Nazi] battalion:” https://www.rt.com/news/555557-azov-nazi-symbol-buffalo/

  315. I would advise anyone who is interested in this subject (the larger war, the US/NATO war against Russia, since 1991, with the 2014 Maidan, and the provocation before 24 Feb as game-changing events), to do some research on these two generals, captured at the Azovstal plant:

    • US/NATO General Roger Cloutier, captured
    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2022/04/06/blockbuster-us-3-star-general-captured-leading-azov-nazis-in-mariupol-unconfirmed/

    • Canadian/NATO Lieutenant General Trevor Cadieu, caught trying to escape, disguised as a civilian (common practice)
    https://johnplatinumgoss.com/2022/05/09/lieutenant-general-trevor-cadieu-and-azovstal/

  316. @peterAUS

    From what I read the exact opposite happened, that it was the Ukrainians that were wiped out at that pontoon bridge by the Russians but the Western press reported it as otherwise. Oh well, I can’t tell who to believe any more.

    • Agree: Incisive One
  317. @John Johnson

    Oops I mean 72 hour special military operation now in day 81 of the mop up phase.

    That is the problem with imbeciles, They (a) avoid direct argument, by (b) constructing a Straw Man, (c) proceed to burn it down, and then (d) giggle and smugger at the flames, (e) having forgotten the fact that they have destroyed their own concoction, that (f) the original argument remains untouched, and (g) they are only laughing at themselves. Like jerking off to porn, saying that it is sex, the only person affected by the lie is the jerk.

    You probably need a full explanation: given Russia’s stated intent from the outset of the SMO, this is a demilitarisation, not a “3-day blitzkrieg”, it is slow and steady because it minimises civilian casualties (the very people they are protecting), and it has to go house-to-house. Based on the evidence, that is happening, regardless of what you fantasise it to be. Yes, it is a failure, straw burns beautifully. Boo hoo.

    Some of you are so stupid, after 82 days of repetition contra the evidence, you still haven’t figured out that the concoction is fantasy, you keep repeating it. Very sad.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  318. @Incisive One

    You probably need a full explanation: given Russia’s stated intent from the outset of the SMO, this is a demilitarisation, not a “3-day blitzkrieg”

    No I don’t need an explanation. It is Putin and his incel defense team at Unz that needed an explanation as to how modern anti-air and anti-tank missiles work.

    The Russians tried to do a decapitation strike and I said early on that it wouldn’t work. Even if they took out Zelenskyy there would still be pissed off Ukrainians aiming NLAWs and javalins from apartment windows. And the Ukrainian military was supposed to just stand down after spending years training for this scenario? Unlikely.

    Calling it a 72 special military operation is a joke on a pro-Putin blogger here that said Kiev could fall over the weekend.

    The leaked battleplan showed that they expected it to last 2 weeks:
    https://www.businessinsider.com/ukraine-revealed-secret-battle-plans-left-behind-by-russian-troops-2022-3

    Obviously not going well if the Ukrainians are at the Russian border.
    https://nypost.com/2022/05/16/ukrainian-forces-push-russians-out-of-kharkiv-oblast/

    Sorry if you are emotionally invested into a mass murdering loser. The rest of the world is appalled and would like this war to end.

  319. Putin had no right what so ever to invade Krimea in Ukrain. The Russian friendly president at the time fled Ukraine, he was not able to stay in power any longer, so a new president was elected.

    The bullshit of NATO expansion has no validity what so ever, it is no business of Russia which defense organisation Ukraine chose. If Russia feels unsecure that most nation want to be inside NATO it is Russias problem, they can move all there people to Siberia if they are so afraid of NATO.

    An insane Putin is calling everybody nazis who does not agree with his fascist invasion and occupation in Ukraine. Russia attacked Ukrain. Russia is the war criminal and the Putin regime must be hanged and Russia will have to pay for all damages in Ukraine.

    The Putin regime is now the most dangerous regime in the world and Russia will be totally isolated, only Iran and North Korea will be open for Russian travelers. Russia will be like a gigantic North Korea and Putin will be like Kim Jung-un, a ridiculous clown threatening the world with nuclear weapons to gain attention.

    China and India has a choice to make, to trade with Russia with its USD 1.5 trillion market or trade with the West and its USD 40 trillion market, it is no brainer. Russia is fucked and smart Russians should leave asap.

  320. @Putin is wild

    Putin had no right what so ever to invade Ukraine. Russia has the right to defend its territory from the
    inside of its territory with soldiers, weapon, fortifications, etc. Russia has no rights to attack other countries.

    • Agree: Corvinus
    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
    • Replies: @annamaria
  321. annamaria says:
    @JohnnySweden

    Enjoy!

    Former President George W. Bush: “The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.”

    https://thesaker.is/the-brutal-invasion-of-iraq/

    https://www.rt.com/news/555722-george-bush-ukraine-gaffe/

    Do you want to serve this scum? – Your choice.

    • Thanks: mark green
  322. @JohnnySweden

    Quite aware that the now feminist-ridden Swedes are currently overly urbanized and industrialized and still ruled behind the scenes by their long devolved aristocraps, BUT is Johnny Sweden actually ethnically Svear, Gothar or Scania—or even a Varmlander? Highly doubtful. It looks to be yet another case of a Ha\$barfa hiding behind a European cloak.

    Leaders of the Ha\$barfa anti-Putin brigade are the Khazarian Mafiya consorts of the ancient and totally satanic Sanhedrin and their close minions like the B’Nai Brith and their Anti-Defecation League, whose ruling principle is to protect Khazarian criminals.

  323. Corvinus says:

    Russia didn’t start the war…Putin did.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  324. @JohnnySweden

    Look, rutabaga, can you not bury yourself back in the root-bed, like a good swede?

  325. @Philip Owen

    Apologies for mass murder, eh. You’ve found your niche, insect. Nothing on English genocides in Africa, India and China, or on Banderite genocides in WW2, but if your Nazi idols had gotten nukes-the sky’s the limit.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  326. @JohnnySweden

    Lie after lie after lie. You can just see this little Brievik in his basement, swastikas right, right and centre, self-abusing to ?elensky’s little leather dance, or ‘Triumph of the Will’. Perhaps a few of Adolph’s better tirades, a little death-porn from Iraq or Ukraine, and he’s happy. If only he could join his Nazi idols on the front-line, but his ‘dodgy knee’, regretably, leaves him impotent. If we are all nuked, it’s down to Evil sub-fascist insects like this.

  327. @Corvinus

    More pilpul=bullshit from a usual suspect.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  328. Corvinus says:
    @emerging majority

    “More pilpul=bullshit from a usual suspect.”

    Look in the mirror. Meanwhile, the Deep State oligarch known as Vlad Putin continues with his murderous campaign by meatgrinding his fellow whites.

  329. yugoslav says:
    @RestiveUs

    14000 in Donbas
    It is true that at least 13,000 people have been killed in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. According to the latest report by the United Nations, up to 13,200 people died in the conflict until early 2020. Of those, 3,350 were civilians and 5,650 insurgents, according to the UN. It says that 4,100 of those killed were members of the Ukrainian military.

    • Replies: @yugoslav
  330. yugoslav says:
    @yugoslav

    You pro Putin admirers are in deep shit.
    You are not capable to see one real fascist in action and that is Putin.
    You don’t see thousands in prisons just saying war instead of special operation,
    you don’t se a ban on all independant media in Russia,
    You don’t see lack of freedom in Russia
    You don’t see craziness of Putin authotitarian rule and his autocratic regime.
    You are realy blind

  331. @mulga mumblebrain

    Why do you do it? Mearly all – not quite all – your comments on UR are incoherent rants which couldn’t possibly persuade anyone of anything except to discipline themselves to save yime by not reading your posts. But I suppose it’s like asking a four year old who knows better why he enjoys the enormous racket he can make in the kindergarten by throwing wooden blocks all over the
    place.

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