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“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.” Russian President Vladimir Putin, Munich Security Conference, 2007

How much do you know about the crisis in Ukraine? See if you can answer these 7 questions.

Question 1– Does the Biden administration’s push to bring Ukraine into NATO violate agreements the US has signed previously?

1–Yes

2–No

The answer is “Yes”. In Istanbul (1999) and in Astana (2010), the US and the other 56 countries in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) signed documents “that contained interrelated principles to ensure the indivisibility of security.”

What does that mean?

It means that parties to the agreement must refrain from any action that could affect the security interests of the other members. It means that parties cannot put military bases and missile sites in locations that pose a threat to other members. It means that parties must refrain from using their respective territories to carry out or assist armed aggression against other members. It means that parties are prohibited from acting in a manner that runs counter to the principles laid out in the treaty. It means that Ukraine cannot become a member of NATO if its membership poses a threat to Russian security.

Is any of this hard to understand?

No, it is perfectly clear.

So, when NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg claims that “every nation has the right to choose its own security arrangements”, he is being deliberately misleading. Stoltenberg knows that both NATO and the United States agreed that they “would NOT strengthen their own security at the expense of the security of others.” He also knows that NATO and the US are legally obligated to act in accordance with the agreements they signed in the past.

Naturally, Russia is challenging Washington on this matter. Here’s what Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a press conference last week:

“Today, we are sending an official request to our colleagues in the countries of the Alliance and the OSCE via the Foreign Ministry with a pressing request to explain how they intend to fulfill the commitment not to strengthen their security at the expense of security of the others… This will really undermine relations with the Russian Federation as it will be a gross violation of obligations taken by the presidents of the US and other member states of the alliance.”

And here’s a similar quote from Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov on Tuesday:

“The United States concentrates on the right of states to choose alliances, enshrined in the declarations of the Istanbul (1999) and Astana (2010) OSCE Summits. At the same time, it ignores the fact that these particular documents condition this right on the obligation not to strengthen its security at the expense of the security of others. The main problem is that NATO countries are strengthening their security by weakening Russia. We do not agree with such an approach.” (Tass)

Bottom line: The US and NATO are shrugging off their obligations to achieve their geopolitical objectives. Not surprisingly,
no one in the western media has reported on this issue even though there is incontrovertible evidence supporting the Russian position.

Question 2– The Biden administration has been pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to exaggerate the likelihood of a Russian invasion in order to fuel public hysteria and intensify Russia hatred?

1– True

2– False

This is “True”. On Thursday, senior Ukrainian officials told CNN that a call between Zelensky and Biden “did not go well.” They said Biden claimed “that a Russian attack may be imminent, saying that an invasion was now virtually certain.” Zelensky, however refuted the claim saying that the threat from Russia remains ‘dangerous but ambiguous,’ and “it is not certain that an attack will take place.”

“Do we have tanks on the streets?” Zelensky asked. “No. When you read media, you get the image that we have troops in the city, people fleeing … That’s not the case.”

The Ukrainian president also urged Biden to “calm down the messaging…. We do not see an escalation greater than” last year. He later added that “he was taking the danger in stride.”

Zelensky’s attempts to downplay the hyperbolic reports in the media, confirm that the current “crisis atmosphere” is largely an invention of the western media. In this way, the coverage is very similar to the fabricated “Russiagate” hoax.

Question 3– Ukraine has been in a state of crisis since the US-backed coup in 2014. Have the warring parties settled on a way to end the conflict?

1– Yes

2– No

The answer is “Yes”, they have. The Minsk Agreement was signed in February, 2015. Regrettably, the Ukrainian government has made no attempt to comply with the treaty’s terms.

“The signing was preceded by the summit of leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany who agreed to a package of measures to alleviate the war in the Donbas.” In other words, everyone agreed that these measures would end the fighting and bring the conflict to a close.

Both sides agreed to a ceasefire, a withdraw of troops and military equipment from the war-zone, and to recognize the de-facto autonomy (aka- “special status”) of the Donbass region. This would be followed by general disarmament and a reestablishing of Ukrainian control over its Russian border.

Over the years, Putin has called repeatedly for Minsk to be fully implemented, but Kiev has stubbornly refused. Even though the Ukrainian government has signed the agreement, they are determined to intensify hostilities and prolong the war.

On Wednesday, February 2, Ukrainian authorities once again demonstrated their opposition to the agreed settlement. According to reports in the Russian media:

“Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba …ruled out providing special status and veto power to Donbass…

“No Ukrainian region will have a right power for national state decisions. This is set in stone! There will be no special status, as Russia imagines it, no voting power,” he said.” (Tass News Service)

Keep in mind, there is no Minsk Agreement without the “special status” provision which amounts to de facto autonomy conferred on the Russian-speaking people of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Special status is the glue that holds the agreement together as it assures the people of those provinces that they won’t be arbitrarily and viciously persecuted by hostile elements in the government. So, when the Foreign Minister rules out special status, he is, in effect, removing the cornerstone upon which the entire treaty rests.

Was the Ukranian FM’s statement crafted by officials in the US State Department?

Probably. After all, a unified, prosperous Ukraine at peace with its neighbors does not jibe with Washington’s imperial ambitions. What the Biden​ administration wants is a splintered, bankrupt failed state riven by ethnic animosities that can be easily manipulated by political outsiders who see Ukraine as an essential part of their geopolitical strategy.

Washington does not seek an end to the hostilities. Washington wants to perpetuate the status quo.

Question 4– Did Putin expect the US and NATO to seriously address Russia’s security concerns?

1– Yes

2– No

The answer is “No, he didn’t.” As Kremlin-watcher Ray McGovern said in a recent article:

“It strains credulity to imagine that Putin really thought he could get the US and NATO to sign a document limiting NATO membership. No less incredulous is the widespread impression… in the Establishment media, that Putin planned to exploit an anticipated Western rejection to “justify” a military strike on Ukraine.” (“Will Putin Accept Half a Loaf”, Ray McGovern, antiwar.com)

McGovern is right on both counts. Putin has more than 20-years’ experience dealing with the US. Surely, he knew that Washington was never going to “cave in” or capitulate to the demands of a rival, particularly a rival that has topped its “Enemies List” for the last decade. Besides, as McGovern points out, there is zero chance that Ukraine will be admitted into NATO anytime soon. Even “President Joe Biden… acknowledged that fact when he opined, “The likelihood that Ukraine is going to join NATO in the near term is not very likely.”

As for Russia’s “security concerns”, they are both legitimate and urgent. Putin cannot allow nuclear weapons to be deployed to sites in Romania and Poland where they are just a few hundred miles from their targets in nearby Russia. He must find a way to convince Washington that this gross violation of regional security (and previous commitments) is really in no one’s interest, and that if the problem cannot be resolved through peaceful negotiations, Russia will be forced to pursue other options.

Question 5– Is Russia using the hoopla over Ukraine to draw Washington into negotiations on the US missile sites in Romania and Poland?

1– Yes

2– No

The answer is “Yes”. McGovern’s analysis seems to suggest that the Russians are more worried about the missile sites than they are about Ukraine, and for good reason. Here is the money-quote from Putin (to his top brass) that underscores the urgency of the situation:

“It is extremely alarming that … Mk 41 launchers, which are located in Romania and are to be deployed in Poland, are adapted for launching Tomahawk strike missiles. If this infrastructure continues to move forward, and if US and NATO missile systems are deployed in Ukraine, their flight time to Moscow will be only 7–10 minutes, or even five minutes for hypersonic systems.

“This is a huge challenge for us, for our security.”

Clearly, Putin is worried about these developments although many Americans are only hearing about them for the first time. Six years ago, Putin made the case for abandoning missile defense in a riveting presentation he made to select members of the press who basically “disappeared” his comments from the Internet. The major media have never reported his statement. Here’s part of what he said:

“Once the missile defense system is put in place it will work automatically with the entire nuclear capability of the United States. It will be an integral part of the US nuclear capability. For the first time in history there will be elements of the US nuclear capability on the European continent. It simply changes the whole configuration of international security….. Of course, we have to respond to that.”

Like we said earlier, Putin’s warning never appeared in the western media. Even so, America’s so-called “Missile Defense” system poses a clear danger to Russia’s national security. It integrates the United States nuclear system (including space-based operations) with systems that are within Russia’s traditional sphere of influence. It also gives Washington a leg-up on a first-strike capability which is the death-knell for Russian security. In response to these developments, Russia has created an entirely new regime of nuclear weapons and state-of-the-art Avangard Hypersonic Intercontinental missiles. This, in turn, has reestablished the essential balance of power between the two nations, but also sets the stage for another ferocious round of weapons development that could intensify hostilities and lead to a resumption of the Cold War.

Question 6– Why is Washington so hostile towards Russia? Does Russia pose a threat to the United States long-term strategic objectives?

1– Yes

2– No

The answer is “Yes”, it does. In fact, Russia has become the biggest obstacle to Washington’s ambitious plan to project power across Central Asia in order to capitalize off the region’s explosive growth. Putin has foiled that strategy by strengthening the Russian economy and rebuilding the nations defenses. Keep in mind, the globalist plan for Russia was to create a fragmented, federalized system that opened its vast resources to foreign exploitation while weakening the center of political power in Moscow. Here’s how foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski summed it up in an article titled “A Geostrategy for Eurasia”:

“Given (Russia’s) size and diversity, a decentralized political system and free-market economics would be most likely to unleash the creative potential of the Russian people and Russia’s vast natural resources. A loosely confederated Russia — composed of a European Russia, a Siberian Republic, and a Far Eastern Republic — would also find it easier to cultivate closer economic relations with its neighbors. Each of the confederated entitles would be able to tap its local creative potential, stifled for centuries by Moscow’s heavy bureaucratic hand. In turn, a decentralized Russia would be less susceptible to imperial mobilization.” (Zbigniew Brzezinski, “A Geostrategy for Eurasia”, Foreign Affairs, 1997)

Naturally, Putin’s transformative effect on the Russian economy (and defenses) has completely derailed Brzezinski’s plan. It has also blocked Washington’s “pivot to Asia” plan which was summarized by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a speech she delivered in 2011. Here’s some of what she said:

“The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action…. One of the most important tasks of American statecraft over the next decade will therefore be to lock in a substantially increased investment — diplomatic, economic, strategic, and otherwise — in the Asia-Pacific region…

Harnessing Asia’s growth and dynamism is central to American economic and strategic interests and a key priority for President Obama. Open markets in Asia provide the United States with unprecedented opportunities for investment, trade, and access to cutting-edge technology…..American firms (need) to tap into the vast and growing consumer base of Asia…The region already generates more than half of global output and nearly half of global trade. As we strive to meet President Obama’s goal of doubling exports by 2015, we are looking for opportunities to do even more business in Asia.” (“America’s Pacific Century”, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton”, Foreign Policy Magazine, 2011)

What we can construe from this excerpt is that US foreign policy planners anticipated that the encirclement, weakening and eventual breakup of the Russian Federation would allow US military bases to spread across Central Asia (“forging a broad-based military presence”) making it possible to control China’s growth so that western corporations could assume a dominant position in the region. This is what Clinton breezily referred to as “rebalancing”, that is, the presumed emergence of western corporations as the main players in the world’s most populous and prosperous region. So far, Putin has prevented that plan from materializing.

Conversely, the US and its allies have derailed Putin’s plan for a Greater Europe stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok. Here’s how Putin summed it up in a speech in 2012:

“Russia is an inalienable and organic part of Greater Europe and European civilization. Our citizens think of themselves as Europeans…That’s why Russia proposes moving towards the creation of a common economic space from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, a community referred to by Russian experts as ‘the Union of Europe’ which will strengthen Russia’s potential in its economic pivot toward the ‘new Asia.’”

At the time, Putin failed to realize that Washington would do everything in its power to block further integration realizing that the economic “harmonization” of Europe and Asia (in the form of a free-trade zone) represented an existential threat to the “unipolar” world model. Here’s how political analyst Jack Rasmus summed it up in an article at Counterpunch:

“Behind the sanctions is the USA objective of driving Russia out of the European economy. Europe was becoming too integrated and dependent on Russia. Not only its gas and raw materials, but trade relations and money capital flows were deepening on many fronts between Russia and Europe in general prior to the Ukraine crisis that has provided the cover for the introduction of the sanctions. Russia’s growing economic integration with Europe threatened the long-term economic interests of US capitalists. Strategically, the US precipitated coup in the Ukraine can be viewed, therefore as a means by which to provoke Russian military intervention, i.e. a necessary event in order to deepen and expand economic sanctions that would ultimately sever the growing economic ties between Europe and Russia long term. That severance in turn would not only ensure US economic interests remain dominant in Europe, but would also open up new opportunities for profit making for US interests in Europe and Ukraine as well…” (The Global Currency Wars, Jack Rasmus, CounterPunch)

Hillary Clinton went so far as to claim that Putin’s attempt to create a free trade zone spanning the continents was actually an effort to “re-Sovietize the region.”… “Let’s make no mistake about it,” she said. “We know what the goal is and we are trying to figure out effective ways to slow down or prevent it.”

This helps to explain why the US has gone to such lengths to stop NordStream from transporting natural gas from Russia to Germany. The pipeline creates economic entanglements that will further strengthen EU-Russia relations while undermining US regional primacy. US officials worry that strengthening ties between Moscow and Europe could eventually lead to the abandonment of the US dollar which would end its lofty role as the worlds reserve currency. In fact, it is very likely that Washington concocted the present crisis in Ukraine with the explicit intention of sabotaging NordStream which is still in limbo due to relentless US meddling.

It appears that the overriding goal of US policy in Ukraine is to stop the further economic integration of Asia and Europe. The United States wants to control the flow of energy from East to West, it wants to establish a de facto tollbooth between the continents, it wants to ensure that those deals are transacted in US dollars and recycled into US Treasuries, and it wants to situate itself between the two most prosperous markets of the next century. Ukraine is a critical landbridge that connects the EU to Central Asia. Washington intends to control that bridge so it can continue to project its power eastward.

Question 7– What does Putin want?

Putin has been completely transparent about what he considers Russia’s national interests, in fact, it’s all laid out clearly in a 2013 official state document titled “Concept of the Foreign Policy of the Russia Federation”. This short excerpt restates what Putin has said publicly many times in the past.

“Russia wants “a stable and sustainable system of international relations based on international law and principles of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs of states. The system aims to provide reliable and equal security for each member of the international community in the political, military, economic, informational, humanitarian and other areas.”

There it is in black and white. Putin’s views on global security are shaped largely by his grasp of Russian history and his dealings with the impulsive and self-aggrandizing foreign policy of the United States which casually brushes off whatever international laws or treaties inhibit Washington’s ability to unilaterally impose its will wherever and whenever it chooses. In contrast, Putin supports a “rules based” system that defends the security interests of all the nations equally and without prejudice. Here’s more from the same document:

“The current stage of the world development is characterized by profound changes in the geopolitical landscape largely provoked or accelerated by the global financial and economic crisis. International relations are in the process of transition, the essence of which is the creation of a polycentric system of international relations. That process is not an easy one. It is accompanied by increased economic and political turbulence at the global and regional levels. International relations become increasingly complex and unpredictable.

The ability of the West to dominate world economy and politics continues to diminish. The global power and development potential is now more dispersed and is shifting to the East, primarily to the Asia-Pacific region. The emergence of new global economic and political actors with Western countries trying to preserve their traditional positions enhances global competition, which is manifested in growing instability in international relations….

With tendency for decentralization of the global system of governance, regional governance emerges as a basis for the polycentric model of the world (with the UN being another foundation), reflecting the world’s diversity and variety. New centers of economic growth and political power increasingly take responsibility for their respective regions. Regional integration becomes an effective means to increase competitiveness of the participating states….

Russia is fully aware of its special responsibility for maintaining security in the world both on the global and regional levels and is determined to act jointly with all the interested states to address common challenges. Russia will work to anticipate and forestall events and remain prepared for any scenario in global affairs.” (“Concept of the Foreign Policy of the Russia Federation”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation)

This is a brief but fairly accurate account of recent history. Yes, the financial crisis did leave the US economically hobbled with the equities markets artificially propped up by massive injections of Central Bank liquidity while inflation continues to climb higher and the National Debt explodes to an eye-watering \$30 trillion in red ink. These are not signs of strength, they are signs of weakness, incompetence and corruption. And even this is not the whole picture.

While Washington has been pursuing its counterproductive conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, other centers of power have been gradually growing stronger creating a “polycentric system of international relations” that will inevitably replace the unipolar world order while accelerating the pace of America’s decline.

At present, the US is engaged in the hopeless task of trying to turn-back-the-clock to the post WW 2 era when the world was in ruins and America was the only game in town. This effort has taken on a new and more disturbing dimension, as desperate politicians and their handlers recklessly provoke nuclear-armed Russia over a piece of ground that has no vital strategic interest for the United States. We can only hope that cooler heads prevail.

Finally, what Putin wants is a peaceful transition from the current obsolete and dysfunctional order to a new system that better provides reliable and equal security for all members of the international community. We think that’s a goal worth pursuing.

 
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  1. A123 says: • Website

    Clearly, Putin is correct that unrestrained NATO expansion is a threat.

    The problem however is the gap between “What Putin Wants.” versus “What Can Putin Obtain?

    For example: (1)

    Russia has demanded legally binding guarantees from the United States and NATO that Ukraine will never join the bloc, that it will halt the deployment of weapons systems near Russian borders, and that its forces will be rolled back from Eastern Europe.

    The only tool in the U.S. Constitution that can bind a subsequent administration is a treaty. Given the current state of U.S. internal politics, the current White House occupant cannot obtain Senate 2/3 vote for ratification to lock in a new or amended treaty. The concept of “legally binding” is simply not available. Even if the U.S. negotiating team says “Yes” the U.S. Senate will say “No”.

    Iran has functionally killed the JCPOA talks because Khamenei is obsessive about the “legally binding commitments” that are 100% unobtainable.

    Hopefully the Russian negotiating team grasp they are facing off against a White House occupant with plummeting approval and no ability to deliver. Realistically, NATO is not going to expand in the next three years. It has hard to see what Putin can actually obtain from The Worst President in U.S. History.

    In many ways Putin’s best option is to openly state the following:
        -1- Negotiations with a dementia patient are impossible.
        -2- Interim bilateral deconfliction, exclusively between Russia and Ukraine.
        -3- Multilateral talks on larger issues will reume when America has credible leadership.

    That locks the current standoff in place for the next three years, which is admittedly problematic. It does successfully side step the “legally binding” phrase, which will be conveniently forgotten about when serious talks resume. And, it helps the direct parties’ national interests. Neither Russia nor Ukraine want Jibbering Joe starting a war on their territory.

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-putin-johnson-russia-invasion/31682602.html

  2. Notsofast says:

    the american position is basically that of humpty dumpty, “when i use a word, it means just what i choose it to mean- neither more nor less”. putin being a rational man, realized long ago that he was dealing with sociopaths and pathological liars and has been humoring them for more than a decade, portraying himself as a soft spoken rationalist politely trying to reason with psychopaths. during this time however he has quietly rebuilt both his economy and military, knowing u.s. technology has been hollowed out by decades graft, falsified research and captured oversight of government contracts (with no financial penalties for cost overruns and missed deadlines).

    as the chinese and the russians close rank economically and militarily they appear to be “biden” their time waiting patiently for the deranged lunatic to fall into one of the many tiger traps he has dug over the years. if the russians are ever cut off of swift, this may turn out to be just such an event, as evidenced by the europeans begging the u.s. not to do such a stupid thing……..all the king’s horses and all the king’s men…..

    • Agree: 36 ulster, InnerCynic, Avery
  3. gay troll says:

    How come Whitney is no longer writing about the Satanic depopulation vaccines? How can any other story have a greater urgency? When exactly is the coronapocalypse? Do I have to check my batch number?

  4. SafeNow says:

    Question 8: How many languages does Russia’s Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoygu, speak fluently?
    Answer: Nine, including Japanese and Mandarin Chinese

    Question 9: In SafeNow’s experience playing online chess, which country’s players favor “quiet moves,” and which are more impetuous, even reckless?
    Answer: Russian players the former, US players the latter.

    Question 10: In Philip Roth’s “The Counterlife,” Zukerman suffers from what traits?
    Answer: Dissension, contentiousness, and an obsession with irresolvable conflict.

    • Thanks: David from Alaska
    • Replies: @Auld Alliance
  5. Anon[159] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s simpler than all that.

    Jews Rule the USA.

    The USA (((Jews))) Rules the EU.

    Jews hate Russia.

    Jews stole Ukraine.

    That’s all you need to know, to be 100x better informed than this article pretends to do.

    • Agree: Bull Gator, Fr. John
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  6. One thing, VVP, little boy: Have your economics and “intelligence” experts announce, at every step of the way, the estimated cost to the US tax-payers of that US belligerence. How much taxpayers money has Poland, Ukraine, … cost them month by month for the last year? Shout it out! Keep shouting!

    • Thanks: David from Alaska
  7. Athena says:

    In contrast, Putin supports a “rules based” system that defends the security interests of all the nations equally and without prejudice.

    Unbelievable. You’ll never see such a generous and intelligent point of view from the US-Nato incompetents motivated only by avarice and selfishness.

  8. I agree that Russia’s main concern is not about nations joining NATO, but American and even German troops on their borders. Do Americans realize that hundreds of US Army soldiers are in Ukraine? Moreover, the placement of American missile launchers capable of launching nuclear armed cruise missiles in Poland and Romania is a threat. Why was this done?

    • Replies: @JWalters
  9. Miro23 says:

    An interesting article on Putin’s quandaries on dealing with the ZioGlob WEF/Davos. A basic point is that he’s dealing with this crowd and their media – not in any way with representatives of the US and European public or fair and balanced news sources.

    Zelensky’s attempts to downplay the hyperbolic reports in the media, confirm that the current “crisis atmosphere” is largely an invention of the western media. In this way, the coverage is very similar to the fabricated “Russiagate” hoax.

    Zelinsky’s problem is that he’s a bit part actor in a larger drama. Rather like a fireman in a WTC tower with the associated risks.

    As for Russia’s “security concerns”, they are both legitimate and urgent. Putin cannot allow nuclear weapons to be deployed to sites in Romania and Poland where they are just a few hundred miles from their targets in nearby Russia.

    Romania and Poland aren’t US colonies. They could usefully start looking after their own interests and talk with Putin the way that Hungary (Orban) is doing. If they declared neutrality and prohibited missile sites they would be doing themselves (and the rest of the world) a huge favour.

    He must find a way to convince Washington that this gross violation of regional security (and previous commitments) is really in no one’s interest, and that if the problem cannot be resolved through peaceful negotiations, Russia will be forced to pursue other options.

    He’s not going to convince Washington (ZioGlob WEF/Davos) of anything. They are organizing the Ukraine project following their own agenda, which are to separate Russia from Europe and ultimately break it up. Russia is the only real nuclear weapons competitor to the US, so when it is returned to its Yeltsin state then the US has a free hand with China (the real target). They are aware that the Chinese are rapidly building their defenses but they haven’t got there yet.

    It also gives Washington a leg-up on a first-strike capability which is the death-knell for Russian security. In response to these developments, Russia has created an entirely new regime of nuclear weapons and state-of-the-art Avangard Hypersonic Intercontinental missiles.

    A dangerous fact is that Russia can’t win this game. The US will eventually have its own equivalent weapons and Russia can’t get away from the geographic proximity. It makes a first strike more likely from both the US and Russian sides. A mitigating factor is that the ZioGlob probably doesn’t want a nuclear war. They only want sufficient crisis to separate Western Europe from Russia.

    Open markets in Asia provide the United States with unprecedented opportunities for investment, trade, and access to cutting-edge technology…..American firms (need) to tap into the vast and growing consumer base of Asia…The region already generates more than half of global output and nearly half of global trade. As we strive to meet President Obama’s goal of doubling exports by 2015, we are looking for opportunities to do even more business in Asia.” (“America’s Pacific Century”, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton”, Foreign Policy Magazine, 2011) Hillary Clinton

    This looks like the key. With Russia out of the way, the ZioGlob would have a free hand with China. It would have to capitulate economically – which is actually another argument against a US/Russia nuclear war. After a US/Russia nuclear exchange there wouldn’t be any US left to interact economically with anybody.

    Russia’s growing economic integration with Europe threatened the long-term economic interests of US capitalists. Strategically, the US precipitated coup in the Ukraine can be viewed, therefore as a means by which to provoke Russian military intervention, i.e. a necessary event in order to deepen and expand economic sanctions that would ultimately sever the growing economic ties between Europe and Russia long term.

    I agree with this, but another possibility (not mentioned in the article) is that Ukraine is only a psychological precursor (“Russia bad”) to the main event. The media has started to theorize about a massive (supposedly Russian) cyber attack which is strangely reminiscent of the media/neocon psychological preparation prior to 9/11. It even has a name “Cyber Polygon” and looks to involve “the Russians” shutting down Western banking, transport, food distribution, travel etc. – IOW forcing the heroic ZioGlob to rescue the West with their Great Reset.

  10. @Miro23

    I seriously doubt the US can develop a new high tech anything. We are all lucky for indoor plumbing.

    The collective stupidity and insanity of 25 to 40 percent of the US citizens is unmatched in recorded human history.

    Read Red Handed to see how our so called leaders have sold their souls and the US future to yellow scum. Clearly a jucunt thing to do. Juz really are the scum of the earth.

    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
  11. William71 says:

    While I agree with many of the points laid out, there are issues which the Russians have brought on themselves as well
    Nothing in geopolitics is so cut and dry and one sided as this article makes it out to be.
    Both sides try to position themselves for their own benefit, be it military or economic.
    That has been happening for thousands of years.
    What we need is commentary which reflects this history and presents both sides of the story, not use a one sided, “US is bad and evil” view point.
    While the provocations of the USA have been laid out in this article now let us discuss how Russia has acted, broke promises, instigated crisis, invaded territory and made mistakes a well.
    Perhaps then we can view the situation its entirety and opine on solutions.

  12. @gay troll

    In defense of Mr. Whitney, the threat of nuclear conflagration due to neocon idiocy trumps even the corona scam. Thousands are now writing about corona – some more knowledgeable on the scamdemic than Whitney. Besides, I imagine it can get boring just writing about one depressing subject all the time.

    • Agree: Robjil
  13. Every scrap in the public domain now, on all sides(and there are differences in style, and proceeding), sides meaning the three biggies, Global Jewry, Putin circles in tight control, Xi and his established elite core, are a single psy-op. Nothing in there betrays the deeper strategies, tactics, and goals of any of the players, except by accident.

    Fear supreme for all of us dirt suckers, our whore-y middle classes, should be a covert conclusive com-partition of the planet by the above players. That would reciprocally invite the big three to have their hands free on focusing on the “internal” issues, being, number one: maximum efficiency in exploiting their populous masses of useless eaters which as no other are the “hard” argument to sanitize each their economies correlating to social realities and planetary resources, re-establish sain book-keeping and long term sanity. Confusion and off-beat, deceit, Jewish Mindsets of dominance, wins battles but detracts from any real long term sustainability. The “others” at the bargaining table(Putin-Xi) are wary of the high strung Jewish Kites, and their dis-tractive, dick out of pants, tactics, which are supremely expensive.

    Yes Covid, vaxxing, nuclear, all would get a free hand and a boost. This deal of the century, might be played out as of yet in the grander part, or not, but in all cases, that is the pathway that all three above players prioritize.

    The stake is the planet neatly divided(even the Global Jewry cannot have the short-term ambition to overrule a single one of the latter players for power). The th-i-n-g is who gets what. Europe is the hardest bargain, it looks like who gets the Atlantic coasts up to Poland, Baltic, Balkan, is the core disagreement.

    Interesting times, we, the crappers-masses-out-of-power-deplorables can only wish that the Big Three bargain does not realize and conflict looms. If not then we and we alone are the ultimate dead-down losers of the agreements that redistribute in all (military) peacefulness the resources that will be solidly inaccessible to us.

    Conflict to the contrary might look enchanting, it’s corresponding gray areas in territory, digital control, overburdened police-ing. Let the dogs fight, it will give us back some value as brute man power, and target our dispensable “elites”. After their consolidation, their is little hope to ride out the century as anything but slaves.

    [Feel free to expand on above insights, they belong to the unz review. Do so before some Jewish at-titled hack builds them into a five thousand word narrative.]

    • Replies: @Montmorency
    , @PetrOldSack
  14. Jon Chance says: • Website

    There’s no good reason why the governments in America, Russia, Europe, Taiwan, Japan and Tibet should be anything other than peaceful and productive allies united by the values elucidated by George Mason in the Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776).

    Why doesn’t the US embrace a policy of political, economic, and military neutrality like the Swiss Confederation?

    What did George Washington have to say about entangling alliances?

    • Replies: @Brad Anbro
    , @Olivier1973
  15. Joe Biden’s hyper-ambitious neocon-administered State Department cabal are probably really enjoying themselves, can’t you just imagine their thrill-seeking, appetite for vengeance and danger personalities this amped up and quivering, and being so central to the world news focus in this moment?
    Appetite for destruction I call it, all amygdalas and id unleashed.

    “On Thursday U.S. intelligence leaked…” U.S. intelligence. Ponder that with me. Go where it leads your own autonomous intelligence.

    Between our rabid State Department—who likely and delusionally imo think their actions considered and measured in this high stakes environment–and our “my way or the highway” U.S. intelligence proven time and again clustrfck, I have to wonder if they’ve ever truly observed a mountaintop minute snowball in the proper meteorological conditions become an unstoppable chain reaction that culminates in a massive avalanche? It happens all the time in nature.

    Our wizards in Washington seem to think that “I’ve got this thing,” or considering their mindset of hubris— “Hold my beer, watch this..!” As if everything is going to play out in a sequence of their heady choosing. After all, in their secreted big table cloistering they’ve sat for how many hundreds of hours analyzing President Putin’s psychology and his staff as to action-reaction, the odds of this then sequentially following that, “A” inevitably leading to “B” and then according to their notional rules, ultimately to “checkmate.”
    If only.

    Here in Life and Death world, playing for all of the marbles this time, with survival of Russia’s entire foreseeable future at stake, this moment appears to be actually favoring Russia’s military tech, offensive AND defensive. Now I do not discount the U.S. potentially having advanced secret weaponry with which to counter at least some of Russia’s advances, but to my wee knowledge their hypersonic missile defensive weapons make ICBM’s a very vulnerable asset, i.e. as in stopping a major part of our offensive arsenal well before it can reach its presumed target. I stand ready to be corrected if this is not so.

    So let us now take into account Russia’s Poseidon system—the nuclear-powered torpedo of vast mega-tonnage designed to send massive tsunamis against major U.S. coastal targets such as our ports, low-lying U.S. Naval assets like Chesapeake Bay’s Annapolis area, straight up the Potomac, New York / New Jersey/Florida/Texas/California/Washington state/Oregon (Columbia River) Strait of Juan de Fuca—Seattle to Vancouver, B.C.—let’s just say a target-rich environment coast-to-coast.

    Do our wizards know conclusively whether or not (likely(?)-unlikely(?)-“The Lady or The Tiger?” these fearsome weapons are already deployed—thanks to their consummate and obdurate belligerence?
    Or, have they factored into their sure-thing-foolproof conclusions that Russia actually knows the score. that the relentless drive of the West to subsume and dominate Russia is the 100 year plus goal of the West—that is the UK and U.S. in their forever imperial ambitions?

    So would it be considered asymmetrical to the U.S. State Department-“Intelligence” Comintern that Russia just might seek to take care of business NOW that would otherwise be left to future Russian leadership as an ongoing burden to bear in this gravitas-laden moment?
    Just saying: Our leadership has us playing with fire. And a shit-ton of raging cold and radioactive water.
    “The Lady or the Tiger?” Here’s hoping we’re still maintaining normal comms by the beginning of next week. Because too many things we take for granted? They ain’t necessarily so.

    • Replies: @InnerCynic
    , @Emslander
  16. @A123

    Agree with and thank you for so many meaningful and salient points.
    But that godddamned crazed cabal running the State Department and so much else are in a moment amid momentum of personal vengeful and vindictive enrapturement—they will only continue untethered in their destruction at all costs momentum. Who’s going to stop them?

  17. Remember Russian bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan?

    And BS about Assad using gas?

    These pathological Jewish Supremacists. Utterly vile.



    Video Link

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
  18. @William71

    Rather puerile. Perhaps this poster is an active member of college Young Democrats.

    • Replies: @JWalters
  19. While we sit all enraptured with this fear-porn (which I must admit can be quite exciting as David from Ak notes with his apt description of the chairborne warriors down on Foggy Bottom; something wonderful and exceedingly exciting is going on in the Great White North.

    Canada, which until the past week or so which I derided as Canuckistan because of the fascist, cabal-ridden regime in Ottawa, is in the process of rediscovering its soul. Yes, the trucker convoy to end all convoys has completely managed to clutter up that capital city and without raising a finger has driven that nervous Nelly petty dictator into hiding. Yes, one of the cult’s favorite lap-boys, having said he took three jabs is now nowhere to be seen and claims to have contacted covid.

    This entire scenario is covered vividly by David Icke in his latest video. Watching the videos he presented and several I have viewed from other sources, it is clear that the Canadian people have taken the trucker mission to heart and are jubilant! One sign that a Canadian woman was holding as the trucks rolled paster is going viral all across the planet: “Truck You Trudeau”.

    Canadian prostiticians in Ottawa are running around like the proverbial chickens with their heads cut off as chief chicken is nowhere to be seen. Meanwhile the Prime Ministers of the Prairie provinces, Saskatchewan and my neighbors to the north, Manitoba, have taken the side of the truckers—and obviously the majority of their people.

    Little Trudy has called the “tiny minority” …yeah, like half the country—such fine names as fascists and racists and claims they are dishonoring Canadian Veterans. So I’m waiting to see a video featuring a group of Canadian vets demonstrating on a huge flatbed in that big parade, reminding the Boy Wonder and his shotcallers, the true opinions of those who have put their lives on the line to preserve human liberty.

    It’s huge, gang. The people of Canada, hoisting Maple Leaf flags by the thousands and for once in a long while proudly singing “O’ Canada”, have regained their souls…and it looks like rank and file Canadians, like their indomitable Big Rig Men and Women will not shut off their engines or lower those flags until the government caves in and calls off the Mandates to take the Kill-Jabs.

    • Thanks: Robjil, Emslander
    • Replies: @Notsofast
    , @frontier
  20. @Jon Chance

    Because there is “money” to be made in war and armaments. “They” do not care how many get killed, as long as they make their money…

    • Replies: @Jon Chance
  21. Even though the term security interests is somewhat vague, the fact is that Russia need not worry about a land invasin of its historical territory coming from Europe or the Ukraine. However, smaller Baltic countries remain under the perpetual threat of a Russian re-conquest of their territory, and many people in other European countries with bad memories of past Russian occupation are still concerned about that possibility in the future, maybe upon the whims of a different leader, simply because Russia could easily do so militarily.

    Compare the few millions of Russians who are theoretically threatened by NATO missiles located in Poland and Romania with the hundreds of millions of Europeans threatened by Russian missiles positioned in the illegally occupied territory of Königsberg / Kaliningrad to understand how lopsided and cynical the foregoing presentation about security interests is. So long as Russia continues to remain in this region, from which it projects its persistent Stalinist sentiment of raw power and punishment, it does not deserve to be trusted.

    When juxtaposed with these realities on the ground, Putin’s lofty public proclamations, quoted above as if they were the holy gospel, are simply hypocritical. People know that many NATO countries disapprove of Ukrainian membership in that organization because it is a corrupt and economic basket case, so harping on this issue is just a distraction. There are concrete ways in which Putin could de-escalate the ongoing threats to European security, but he, and by extension the author of this article, conveniently prefer to avoid the essential issue.

  22. Molip says:

    It is utterly irrelevant what Russia wants. What it is going to get is Ukraine invading the Donbass during the winter olympics.

    Russia will do nothing except take in all the rebel military until the world sees that it was not to blame. Then it will send the rebels back creating a never ending insurgency that will cripple Ukraine for decades.

    With no more front lines to contain them, Donbass Russians will spread far and wide. Maybe once France and Germany start getting hit by “terrorist” attacks they will finally understand that you don’t threaten the motherland’s security without a quid pro quo.

    • Replies: @GMC
    , @mulga mumblebrain
  23. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    The Western media will ensure those figures never reach the people…

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  24. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Blinken was raised by Samuel Pisar. Pisar was Robert Macwell‘s lawyer and last person to see Maxwell before he died.

    This suggests Blinken and Ghislaine Macwell know each other rather well.

    Blinken = Ghislaine = Epstein ?

    • Thanks: Ian Smith
  25. Exile says:
    @William71

    Yes, let’s discuss it. Start by telling us how Russia “broke promises, instigated crises, invaded territory and made mistakes” since 1990.

    Anticipating the likely grievances, please explain how Russia’s relations with the Chechens, Georgians, Syrians or Ukrainians should involve the United States?

    Would you endorse Russian intervention in the Americas on behalf of Venezuela, Ecuador or Mexico?

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  26. @William71

    I basically agree with the case Whitney has laid out, but you raise a very good point Wiilliam71. The only thing I know about events in Ukraine is what I choose to read in the media, and while I have kept up with current events there quite a bit, I recognize how biased my opinion is still likely to be. I also know that pretty much every opinion I read is as biased as my own. And I take it as a given that no political power, USA or Russian, will ever have clean hands.
    The first thing I need that I will never have is first-hand knowledge. I am not Russian or Ukrainian and will never have first-hand knowledge of this conflict. I have first-hand knowledge of American problems but will never have that background life knowledge to understand Europe. My first conclusion is that this is a good reason to STAY THE HELL OUT of these conflicts.
    The second thing I need is expert advice. Perhaps some American experts have gained knowledge of Russia that they can clue me in? George Kennan and Stephen Cohen are two such experts, and they both argued that the US has no business putting missiles on Russia’s border.
    The last thing I need is my instincts to tell me who I can trust. The American leaders who want to fight in Ukraine are the same leaders who have declared war on people like me in every other policy they have enacted, so I reject this war of theirs out of hand. If the American leaders want to persuade me that we should take sides in Ukraine, they can start by proving they are on my side. But the Democrats and Republicans long ago made it clear that I am nothing to them.

    • Agree: InnerCynic
    • Thanks: GMC
  27. Tom Welsh says:

    Ironic that Brzezinski was so enthusiastic about breaking Russia into little pieces to “unleash the creativity” of Russians.

    I seem to recall times when something similar was done to Poland. Poles hated it at the time, and have wrung their hands over it ever since.

    Maybe the USA should be broken up into its individual states for similar reasons. Just imagine the creativity!

    • Thanks: Fred777
    • Replies: @InnerCynic
    , @Deep Thought
  28. @gay troll

    A million dead from the jabs in the West already. Still, wait till the Pfizer data is released, the already juicy leaks show enough about this crime against humanity.

    • Agree: Rich
    • Replies: @Anon007
  29. Thanks to the author! It summarizes the current geostrategic situation and who the agressor is.

  30. @David from Alaska

    I did a little reading about the Poseidon system and all I can say is that if Biden and the lunatics in the Pentagon “think” they will come away as winners they’re sadly mistaken. There won’t be a country left to fuck with after the torpedoes do their job. Ports will all be destroyed and nothing going in or going out.
    100 megatons per the early reports… possibly 2 megatons? What does it matter… with nearly unlimited range they’ll kick Americas ass. God! What fools we have in DC.

    Scott Ritter just wrote about what you could expect from a Russian confrontation and the results would be none too kind to Nato and its American handlers. You should expect nothing less than annihilation of American ground forces. Well, when you’re drunk with hubris on kicking ME goat herders this is to be expected

    • Thanks: David from Alaska
  31. @Jon Chance

    Why doesn’t the US embrace a policy of political, economic, and military neutrality like the Swiss Confederation?

    Switzerland is factually no more neutral. It has a clear pro-atlantist policy, supporting financially the agression against Donbass, refusing to condemn nazi and racist manifestations at the UNO, etc.

    • Replies: @Jon Chance
  32. @SafeNow

    Question 8: How many languages does Russia’s Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoygu, speak fluently?
    Answer: Nine, including Japanese and Mandarin Chinese?

    Shouldn`t that be :-

    How many languages does Wikipedia say Russia’s Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoygu, speak fluently?

    It would interesting to ask the man himself how many languages he speaks “fluently”. It`s not really that easy, you know. (Speaking as someone who speaks a mere three.)

  33. @William71

    While the provocations of the USA have been laid out in this article now let us discuss how Russia has acted, broke promises, instigated crisis, invaded territory and made mistakes a well.

    USA are the agressors. Russia is in defensive mode. The fact is that you have nothing to argue.

    Yes, Russia made the big mistake to believe once the word of the USA. History shows that “they cheat, they lie, they steal”. The Amerindians knew this only too well: White forked tongue.

    The USA know only the language of power and strength. Too bad for them and too good for the rest of the world, their weaponry is outperformed by the Russian new weapons.

    • Thanks: Thor Walhovd, Sarah
  34. chris says:

    … US foreign policy planners anticipated that the encirclement, weakening and eventual breakup of the Russian Federation would allow US military bases to spread across Central Asia (“forging a broad-based military presence”) making it possible to control China’s growth so that western corporations could assume a dominant position in the region.

    More than that, control of Russia’s natural resources means not only controlling China but Europe and the Middle East as well, and doing so for a generation. This is probably viewed as the highest US national imperative by these psychopaths.

  35. @William71

    I agree. We should have a nuclear war and start all over. The questions of our time can only be solved with blood and iron.

  36. JR Foley says:

    Well written Mike Whitney—you have all the points –amazing this United States of Amnesia.

  37. @William71

    Catch up with the dialogue of the last 20 years before posting this drivel.

  38. “Justice may be delayed, but it will not be denied. The time when the U.S. acted arbitrarily in the world under the pretext of so-called ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ is over.”
    Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin, 12/14-21

    Olympic opening day:

    “China is willing to work with Russia to deepen the long-standing friendship and comprehensive strategic coordination between the two countries,” said Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister.
    He said they want to “uphold international justice” and work for the benefit of people in both countries.
    Moreover, he said, an ever-closer rapprochement between Russia and China will provide a long-term answer to the old question of world domination:

    “The United States will drop out of the big game when the new Eastern mega-bloc finally takes institutional shape.”

  39. Robjil says:
    @gay troll

    One can research different things. It makes one human. It is good that he doing so. The attacks on Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and other nations outside the US empire makes one to question everything our western MSM spouts. Western MSM acts like it is the west’s government these days.

  40. Sean says:

    This is a quite impressive post, and I agree all this is really about Poland.

    Finally, what Putin wants is a peaceful transition from the current obsolete and dysfunctional order to a new system that better provides reliable and equal security for all members of the international community. We think that’s a goal worth pursuing.

    When the Russian Civil War made Russia weak, what did newly independent Poland do? They invaded Russia (and might easily have overthrown the Bolshevik government had the Whites accepted a deal). Was it wrong for Poland to invade Russia? Yes but their like everyone else’s moral mistakes are only made when power is on their side. In that case the (likely fleeting) opportunity is seized with alacrity.

    Russia is far more that whoever happens to be at the controls, the engine is the economy. It was very weak under Yeltsin, and now it is reasonably healthy under Putin. In effect the relative power of the US and Nato has declined. Obviously, Putin is not going to respect it, he is going to check it. How? The time honored diplomatic currency of military build-up-on-the-borders pressure. And behind that the veiled menace of a conflict going thermonuclear; Putin is flexing his missiles. The West is listening to Russian diplomats and though not going to give into their demands, is willing to compromise. And Putin gets an oil price hike out of it so it is self financing. When all is said and done Russia is taking limited initiatives in order to be taken seriously and has no intention of attacking Nato; we should not over dramatize.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  41. @PetrOldSack

    meaning the three biggies, Global Jewry, Putin circles in tight control, Xi and his established elite core, are a single psy-op

    My fear is that this may be true.

    • Replies: @Old and Grumpy
  42. Herald says:
    @gay troll

    Like you, I am hopeful that Mike Whitney will be turning his sharp mind back to the Covid “vaccine” cull before too long.

    Meanwhile it will likely prove a useless exercise to start checking the batch numbers. They can quietly change the vial contents and if there’s something extra nasty you will only find out after the event. So much better to stay well away from the “poison death shots”.

    • Agree: Thor Walhovd
  43. @William71

    Why don’t you start that discussion of how Russia has acted improperly.

    Go ahead, I dare you to show any similarity between how the west operates and how Russia has functioned under Putin. Put up or shut up.

    • Agree: Realist, Olivier1973
  44. PJ London says:

    Putin is not a fool, and his advisors are even smarter. The term “Rules based” requires that there be ‘rules’ and rules are only of effect if they are and can be ‘enforced’.
    Like any contract it can only be effective if there are penalties for breaking the contract.
    Enforcing rules or contracts requires that there is a force. This enforcement has to be backed by violence. Economic punishment can only be backed by punishment for any one who provides succour to the one being punished.
    Putin as a KGB operative is well aware of the fact that everything in this world , both historically and currently is overshadowed by violence.
    Steal and someone will violently come and get you and punish you. Break the speed limit someone will come and get you and punish you, if you resist they will kill you. Invade Russia and people (mainly Russians) will kill you, ask Napoleon and Hitler.
    So Putin knows that his “Rules Based” international relations can only make sense if it is backed by the believable threat of violence.
    It was expected or assumed that the United Nations would take responsibility for such action, but this quickly broke down into a US-Allies v’s Russia-Non aligned stand-off.
    Gorbachev sold-out and expected to take over the West by stealth, and in return Russia would be safe from aggression. This was framed as the “Green Revolution” with Global Warming as the threat that brought all nations under one umbrella. It could have worked except for US greed and arrogance.
    Putin is not willing to allow Russia to become the next Iraq, Libya, Syria.
    So ignore the rhetoric of both sides, which is theatre and nobody believes the noise from either side, and watch what actually happens.
    The only question is “are the crazy Americans willing to risk WW3 to hold onto the oil and resource monopolies that they have created or are they willing to step down from hegemony and become merely another, though important, player in the world economy?”

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  45. profnasty says:

    Whatever Putin wants
    Putin gets.
    And little man, little Putin wants you.
    Make up your mind to have
    No regrets.
    Resign yourself, remind yourself
    You’re through.

    • Troll: Olivier1973
    • Replies: @SS-The Independent
  46. Tucker says:

    “At the time, Putin failed to realize that Washington would do everything in its power to block further integration realizing that the economic “harmonization” of Europe and Asia (in the form of a free-trade zone) represented an existential threat to the “unipolar” world model.”

    Unbelievable. How many times will the White Western World see yet another Nationalist minded White leader demonstrate an embarrassing and, seemingly, pathological inability to wrap their brains around the fact that any other White nation that has been hijacked and taken over by White race hating jewish supremacists will do everything possible to stymie and prevent the kind of very sensible and rational ‘harmonization of Europe’ where all the nations of Europe decide to form mutually advantageous alliances and support each other with a common set of principles that will be beneficial to all White Europeans and which, most importantly, secure the future continued existence of White people and their White children and grandchildren?

    It’s been said many times before, but it bears repeating over and over again. For those of us who live in the ‘real world’, as opposed to the fantasy world that the owners of Hollywood have deviously been trying to brainwash us into believing is real – the simple reality is that different racial groups on this Earth are competitors. Each of these groups, if they can seize power, do their best to try to dominate, subjugate, or exterminate other groups who they perceive are their most dangerous competitors. Over the last century, jews have decided that White Europeans are their most serious competitors and so, they have decided to use their power and import millions of non-Europeans into every historic White Nation with the initial objective of reducing Whites to a hated and despised minority inside each of their native homelands. Once reduced to a minority, and after the anti-White media has bombarded these non-whites with relentless, 24/7, 365 hate whitey brainwashing propaganda – which we all can admit has radically accelerated over the last 5 or 6 years – the day will eventually arrive when our alien hijacked government will be able to start rounding up White Americans and repeating what the jewish Bolsheviks did to Whites in Russia after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

    What this means is that Putin, just like that much demonized German guy with the funny mustache, failed to grasp, is the stranglehold that jews have on America and on Great Britain and many other historic White nations. They are going to fight tooth and nail to prevent any such common sense ‘harmonization of Europe’ because they fear two powerful White nations becoming allies. They are now trying to concoct some phony pretext that would kick off another ‘brother war’ between the USA and Russia.. This would be their fondest wet dream. White men killing other White men, just like what they made happen in WW1 and WW2.

    Trump would be favorable to Putin’s common sense proposal, and among other sinister reasons, that was why the jews spent 4 years trying to impeach him and drive him out of office.

    This is the reason why every historic White European nation has to elect a nationalist minded leader. Nationalists who agree to show mutual respect towards each other are far more willing to cooperate with one another.

    • Agree: inspector general
    • LOL: Sarah
    • Replies: @Olivier1973
  47. @Bull Gator

    “American” leaders sold out to China because many of them are Jews and Jews have no allegiance to any goyish country, while the remainder coexist with the Jews on a daily basis and know exactly what’s going on. That is to say, they know the country doesn’t belong to them but to the very Jews who have sold it down the river, so why should they be loyal to it rather than enrich themselves?

    The only people who can be loyal to a Jew-ruled “diversity” zoo like the US of today are those too stupid to understand the real situation—you see them sitting in the pews during broadcasts of Pastor Hagee’s Ziolatrous services and in those commercials soliciting donations to Sandbox War veterans who have been blown up by IEDs. It’s little wonder patriotism has become associated with low intelligence.

    • Agree: Biff K
    • Replies: @DanFromCT
  48. republic says:

    Hopefully in the near future,the Welfare, Warfare debate will cause a split in the left

    Remarks of AOC last September

    During a time when our country is withdrawing from foreign wars, when COVID-19 and its fallout is one of the greatest threats that we face, when record levels of unemployment, housing, and healthcare crises is among us, the United States should be reducing its military spending by at least 10 percent and prioritize the very needs of our communities here.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/aoc-on-defense-budget-cuts/

  49. Anonymous[693] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    You also need to know that leaving Americans and Afghans working for us behind in Afghanistan may not have been the blunder it appeared to be and instead the opening salvo in predictive programming preparing Americans for the massive numbers of American soldiers that, unlike those limited numbers wounded and killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, will necessarily be abandoned—left dead, dying, or captured—on the battlefields of Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

    Entire units will be literally slaughtered or captured almost immediately by the Russians. Because Americans are in no way prepared for or willing to accept Americans abandoned by the thousands on faraway battlefields, and because the facts will come out, it is necessary to begin preparing Americans to accept these losses as justified and worthwhile. Demonizing the enemy and sacralizing the slaughter of our young men to serve monied elites has worked in past wars. Let’s hope it backfires on the Jews this time around.

    • Replies: @SS-The Independent
  50. Excellent article and yet another example of the value provided by this website for all those seeking helpful news and information on global and domestic affairs. It is encouraging to know that some of us still care about the rule of law and ideals enshrined in the UN Charter. Thank you again Mr. Unz!

    The US is a lying, depraved, insane bully, and will lose this sick game of imperial and hegemonic preservation one way or the other. Thankfully the most sophisticated and extensive propaganda infrastructure in the history of humanity is increasingly failing even on the domestic front, which will only increase as the genocidal & authoritarian Covid nightmare gets more sunlight and people begin to really understand what they did to our lives, economy and especially the children.

    And may God have mercy on the United States of America.

  51. @PetrOldSack

    If you poll for assertion, it is a built-in of any artifact. Any single morsel, take today: Erdogan catching the covid-flu(to compensate for his pro Russia bravery itself a layered cheat?), the tail wagging is endless.

    It creates “jobs”, it justifies middle classes and offices, pundits and zoom calls, politicians all as unproductive as donkeys on the moon. The overhead is tarring, as software, layered “framework” upon “framework”, until a five-thousand team of submissive brute-forcers-programmers only, is still able(with luck) to keep things going. It monopolizes riches, reduces originality to the color of underwear and plastic appliances, surgery, any sort of fads, to desperately define identity, collective and personal, relational and generational. [The human appliance], and the instigators choking(of laughter) and itching with disbelieve of what is possible to pour over the tar-balled masses as chocolate sauce over melting ice-cream, off stage.

    It would be just a kermesse(a popular “bal populaire” dance) and diverting, enchanting(the fat pig Johnson, the high-heeled Macron, the stiff-assed Rutten, the age-cured Biden, if it was not bleeding and draining any talent and outliers from participating and allowing for “real” progress in the long term. Assanges’ not welcome in the brothel!

  52. DanFromCT says:
    @Ray Caruso

    Good point about the Jews’ grinning mockery of America by abusing the Wounded Warrior Project’s appeal to pity and patriotism to get Legacy America to pay for the rehabilitation of its soldiers who’ve been severely wounded fighting the Jews’ wars so good Jewish boys from Israel need not be bothered.

    It’s all part of the Sean Hannity and Fox News’ shtick patriotism using Country Western segues, cowboy hats, and flag-waving jingoism to encapsulate the Israel-first meme. Hannity, by the way, gets paid something like \$40 million a year to recruit Americans to fight the Jews’ wars. Let us hope that some day he is indicted for capital treason for being singularly responsible for those horrific wounds he now wants his audience to pay for.

    • Agree: Biff K, Ray Caruso
  53. MLK says:

    To understand the seriousness of this situation, just consider that this sober and circumspect article is nothing less than a Red Pill in the current political context in the US.

    Though I will add what at least I think are important caveats.

    The first is the title, “What Putin Wants.” While facially accurate — Putin is firmly in control, it personalizes by implication. Not only is the Russian sovereign consolidated under his leadership but the Russian government is coherently and quite openly pursuing Russia’s vital national interest.

    My own discipline is to try to only personalize where a leader is distinguishable within his national power structure. You will note that this, if accurate, has a counter-intuitive implication. In the case of Russia, we’re still being fed faerie stories to the effect that everything is the fault of that terrible, awful Putin and thus, per Stalin, “No man, no problem.”

    Nonsense. As for Zbigniew Brzezinski’s 1997 jibber jabber, that ship sailed. Which is over-generous to his musings anyway. Geopolitics may be a social construct, as the kids say, but it functions like a natural system. In particular, The Law of Energy Conservation applies, wherein energy cannot be destroyed, only transferred or transmuted.

    Consider just two sufficiently relevant and recent events that any reasonably intelligent middle schooler would get it. The Soviet Union lost 27M in what it calls ‘The Great Patriotic War.” This after Stalin and his Bolshevik minions spent decades giving Russians every reason not to save the regime. The other being the second Chechen War. A word to the wise, take seriously anyone seeing through the successful pacification of the Chechens.

    I won’t belabor what I have many times previously, China has been the hands down winner of the post-Cold War period. Until Trump took the oath, the American ruling and governing classes squabbled among themselves to prove to China who was best suited to lead us as their tributary.

    The unequaled US strength was and remains access to our market. Anyone who is anybody, foreign and domestic, went nuts when Trump leveraged it in the national interest and that of its citizenry. You can’t understand the depth and breadth of “Trump Must Go!” without getting your mind around that.

    What better encapsulates how truly lost we continue to be than that no one (other than me) is asking Who lost Russia?

    Or that “Free Trade” dogma still reigns, with oligarchs and their political lackeys shouting that China, now that the illegitimate Biden has been installed, has the largest trade surplus with the US in history because . . . wait for it . . . those pesky communists just happened to crack the comparative advantage nut (and it would be terribly unfair to change the rules now).

  54. @Tucker

    Trump would be favorable to Putin’s common sense proposal,

    Trump was and still is a jewish puppet. He moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He sent missiles to Syria. He multiplied the sanctions against Russia.

  55. Notsofast says:
    @emerging majority

    trudy now claims to have covid so he has to hide for a couple of weeks. i’m sure he is hoping by that time all the big bad truckers will be rounded up in concentration camps. it’s amazing how all the new world disorder governments can keep demanding mandates while their supposedly hyper vaccinated leaders are contracting the disease left and right. the scandinavian countries seem to be tiptoeing away from from the borg collective mind without much fanfare, wonder if they will get hit with a new super mutant variant? i hear they just designed, er…. discovered a new more transmissible super hiv variant in holland, don’t worry though fauci’s on it, he’ll have a new “vaccine” whipped up in a fortnight.

    • Replies: @Biff K
  56. @A123

    While I agree with most of what you wrote, I totally disagree with what you call ‘ White House occupant ‘ and that ‘ Iran has functionally killed the JCPOA talks because Khamenei is obsessive about the “legally binding commitments” that are 100% unobtainable. ‘ The ‘ White House occupant ‘ is just a puppet, and the last American President working for ” WE, THE PEOPLE “, was assassinated in Nov.’63. The Iranians didn’t ‘ killed ‘ the JCPOA, but ‘ our ‘ MAGA ( in reality, MIGA ) Administration. I am an Independent ( in front of my name initials ) because I was smart enough to figure out that in the good ol’ USA the sheeple, I mean people, have one single political party, with two heads. You can say what you want, but I live in USSA/USrael/Zionistan/Land of ZOG, etc. I know what I am talking, because I came from Eastern-Europe. Deja-vu(e), mon cher, deja vu(e)…

    • Replies: @A123
  57. Good article. Regarding who, when, why…where ( here, in the so-called ‘ land of the free and home of the brave ‘, in reality ‘ land of the fee and home of the slave ‘ – SLAVElandia, like Gerald Celente is calling ( not so ) our Country, remember what George Carlin said: “You know what they want? Obedient workers, ­ people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And, now, they’re coming for your Social Security, they want your fucking retirement money, they want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you, sooner or later, because they own this fucking place. It’s a big club and you ain’t in it, you and I are not in the big club. The table is tilted, folks, the game is rigged and nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care,good, honest hard working people continue to elect these rich c*suckers who don’t give a f** about them.”

  58. Agent76 says:

    February 4, 2022 Russian-Chinese statement on NATO: what it says and what it doesn’t

    Much has already been and even more will be said about the joint statement issued on February 4 by the presidents of Russia and China, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, entitled Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on the International Relations Entering a New Era and the Global Sustainable Development.

    https://antibellum679354512.wordpress.com/2022/02/04/russian-chinese-statement-on-nato-what-it-says-and-what-it-doesnt/

    Nov 29, 2016 The Map That Shows Why Russia Fears War With US

  59. Papa says:

    I’m interested in the why behind the US’s belligerency? Is it ultimately to get Russia out of providing security for the Middle East for Israel’s sake?

    • Replies: @Avery
  60. @Anonymous

    How many Americans knows that hundreds, if not thousands, were ‘ left behind ‘ in Vietnam ?!…Few percent, maybe 5%…?!…Huh ?…Or the fact that the so-called ‘ Gulf War Syndrome ‘ is NOT a consequence of Saddam chemical/biological weapons, but ( not so ) our loved MIC/Big Pharma ( anthrax and other vaccines )…?!…Well, in my opinion, for the first time in the history of ( this ) Humanity, ignorance in not bliss, in not strength, but lethal…and I am talking about the Scamdemic/plandemic and the gene therapy, named covid vaccine. Get informed, or get sick/die !

    • Thanks: GMC
  61. @Miro23

    It also gives Washington a leg-up on a first-strike capability which is the death-knell for Russian security. In response to these developments, Russia has created an entirely new regime of nuclear weapons and state-of-the-art Avangard Hypersonic Intercontinental missiles.

    A dangerous fact is that Russia can’t win this game.

    What “game” is that? Russia has been forced into a fight for its survival as the Satanic jewish collective has targeted it for destruction. In any case, given its civil defense preparations and superior missile and missile defense technology, Russia is likely to fare much better than the U.S. in any nuclear exchange.

    The US will eventually have its own equivalent weapons…

    Or so you speculate, ignoring the tremendous technological lead that Russia presently has and the breathtaking corruption and incompetence that plagues the U.S. “government” and the “military-industrial complex.”

    and Russia can’t get away from the geographic proximity.

    Neither can the U.S. or Europe.

    It makes a first strike more likely from both the US and Russian sides.

    What makes a nuclear war more likely is U.S. “government” nuclear brinkmanship, started by Obama and faithfully carried out by the evil orange clown and his senile successor, sleazy joe bidiot.

    A mitigating factor is that the ZioGlob probably doesn’t want a nuclear war.

    That’s like saying “drunk drivers probably don’t want to have car accidents” or something like that. In both cases they know what they’re doing and they know what can happen but they can’t help themselves.

    They only want sufficient crisis to separate Western Europe from Russia.

    What they ultimately want is for Russia and China to become failed states. One way or another, they must destroy Russia and China if they are to fulfill their Satanic agenda of complete world domination and control.

    • Replies: @Avery
  62. Emslander says:
    @David from Alaska

    Now I do not discount the U.S. potentially having advanced secret weaponry with which to counter at least some of Russia’s advances, but to my wee knowledge their hypersonic missile defensive weapons make ICBM’s a very vulnerable asset, i.e. as in stopping a major part of our offensive arsenal well before it can reach its presumed target.

    Not to mention the likelihood that they’ve developed a system that can destroy an ICBM in mid-flight with magnetic jamming.

  63. Avery says:
    @Papa

    {I’m interested in the why behind the US’s belligerency?}

    1. Long history: England is deathly afraid of Great European powers uniting, and thus marginalizing the island nation of England. UK has been pitting European powers against each other for 200-300 hundred years. Now, US, the leader of Anglosphere has taken the mantle.

    2. Russia is the only country in the world that has more nukes than US. US and Russia have ~20x the nukes of the next closest nuke country China.

    3. Anglosphere, aside from various European countries covet Russia’s immense natural wealth and have been trying to gain control of it for centuries. There was a brief period after the breakup of USSR, during Yeltsin, that International Gangsters looted Russia of 100s of US\$ billions. But that stopped after Putin: the Globalists HATE Putin for that.

    Read up on Englishman Mackinder’s Heartland Theory: “Whoever controls the heart of Eurasia, controls the World”
    https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-mackinders-heartland-theory-4068393

    There may be other reasons I missed: UNZ posters might add to this.

    { Is it ultimately to get Russia out of providing security for the Middle East for Israel’s sake?}

    Yes. One of the primary contemporary goals. So Israel can operate in the Middle East unhindered (…..as she was hindered in Syria by Russia).

    • Agree: Olivier1973
    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  64. Emslander says:
    @David from Alaska

    But that godddamned crazed cabal running the State Department(. . .)

    Be sure that that pack of post-menopausal harridans are going at each other much more viciously than they dream of going after Putin.

    We’re in a dangerous world because of the dysfunctionality our bureaucracy has created by advancing gender, race and national origin preferences.

  65. Anonymous[404] • Disclaimer says:

    Eastern half of the Ukraine to Russia and the Western half to Poland. Case closed!

    • Replies: @Bill
  66. Nat X says:

    I’m old enough to remember when “fuck communism” was the war cry of yt’s. Now it’s “we luv dicktaters!” Pitiful…

    • Replies: @bike-anarkist
  67. @Montmorency

    Everyone involved has the same international bankers. If Mr. Banker wants a war to cover his losses, he’ll get a war. If Mr. Banker wants a digital currency and social credit system, he’ll release a pandemic to get a vaccine passport as the first step. If Mr. Banker wants a reset, he’ll do war and vaccine passports while limiting access to things like energy and fertilizer.

    Ukraine vs Russia is simply bad interactive theater. Nuking some rubes in the process is nothing personal. Just business for the banker. The kings of dark ages, destroyed the Venetian version by saying no to paying those bankers back. We have no such kings. Yes I realize how it will upend the financial system we are all hooked into. Oh the other hand the City of London bankers and their courtiers need to go for the sake of every living thing on earth.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  68. @profnasty

    Hasbara troll/Unit 8200 at ‘ work ‘…

    • Replies: @profnasty
  69. @Been_there_done_that

    ” There are concrete ways in which Putin could de-escalate the ongoing threats to European security, but he, and by extension the author of this article, conveniently prefer to avoid the essential issue. ” Really ?!…Please elaborate…Name just a few ‘ways ‘, to enlight us 😉

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  70. Avery says:
    @Harold Smith

    {One way or another, they must destroy Russia and China if they are to fulfill their Satanic agenda of complete world domination and control.}

    Well said.

    So they can loot the enormous — practically unlimited — natural wealth* of Russia and (financially) enslave the “lesser” peoples. So that the “Elites” (sic) can live off the fat of the land forever, travelling the world in comfort in their mega-yachts,……living the Good Life.

    A return to the bad old days: when royalty did nothing but gorge on massive amounts of food and wine, hunted for pleasure, held extravagant balls,……while the peasants toiled day and night on little food — to feed and cloth the parasites.

    _____________________________________
    * hydrocarbons, minerals, timber, fresh water,…….
    Apparently the Wicked Witch AllEvil Albright has said that it is not fair that ~150 million Russians have all that land and natural wealth all to themselves.

  71. “ZioGlob” = the Jews [such as KinkHenki, Sulzberger the Heirhead, Haim Saban, Chuck Schumer] and their hired shabbos goyim [e.g, Bushez, Clintonz, Obomber, Kneeling Joe, Donald רמת טראמפ et al]
    right?

    GM’14 = “Gaza Massacre”. Does the reader remember how the U.S. “establishment” responded to that huge atrocity? Can we the NAGIM or Normal, Alias “Gentile”, IMmensity find someone to wail about “Kristallnacht”?

    Suggestion for the reader: Search for “Biden administration” + “Jews”. Does everyone agree that JAR for “JewAmerican Regime” best describes our present Merkin situation? With the variation of JAPE for “–Planetary Empire”?

    Current world heroes include: Bashar al-Assad, Hassan Nasrallah, Nicolas Maduro, Kim Jong-un, Evo Morales, AMLO –and who else in this regard comes to the reader’s mind? Putin & Xi at least do leave PUS46 in the trash, eh what?

  72. GMC says:
    @Molip

    That seems to be the West’s dirty tactics.
    Actually, I would seriously think about loading up Crimean mountains and the Donbass/Russian border with nukes and aim them at Kiev, western Ukraine and the other surrounding countries that want War with Russian citizens – no matter where they live. Once these countries wake up to the fact that they are dead, instead of Russians, then these areas can be de-Armed.

    Sometimes, if not Always, you have to be as ruthless as the other guys, that want to install nukes on your border countries and aim them at your cities. Somehow all the Nukes inside Russia don’t seem to be taken seriously, so put some out for show along with the new rules. At the surface, it seems to work for North Korea, Israel, and some of the Nato countries.

    Or just let Ukie Nazi army and their US/Israel/Nato boyz hang out on your border, building there arsenals for another 7 years or so. My 2 rubles.

  73. @Avery

    Very well put … I would only add the special Khazarian interest in the Ukraine
    (moreso after being thwarted by Mother Russia – again).

    • Agree: Avery
  74. sally says:
    @A123

    The problem in this line of thought is in the nation state system design and its real purpose since 1897..has been to allow one commercially powerful group to control and manipulate all of the people in the world by using and manipulating 256 different substations (nation members of the nation state system; it is this system that allows to control the entire 8 billion persons in the world). No one escapes.

    Basically the nation state system allows to control all of the all of the people, all of the resources, all of the time. And the beneficiary of those control points falls to the central power. So the central power has appointment control over who has is allowed to operate the local nation state governments in the nation state franchise system. Sovereignty is an essential component of divide and control strategy.

    The divide and conquer strategy is essential to the central power’s ability to maintain its control by and thru the operation of the nation state system. Culture, language, economics, history, propaganda, boundary and sovereignty stabilize in each local substation and attract allegiance and demand commitment from those inside of each local nation state to the nation state. Still the local nation state is just one substation in the 256 collection of nation states. each of which is controlled by the central power. The commercial central power uses, manipulates and controls the people and resources of the world. Creating chaos between nations and maintaining stabile local within nation conditions, is a proven divide and conquer method, that works.

    War is part of the divide and conquer strategy.. Putin is allowed to remain at the head of the RF because he is defending his nation against outsiders.. and that behavior is important to divide and conquer strategy.

    I agree locked in standoff is what the central power wants..

  75. bert33 says:

    By defunding NATO the US could help a lot of people domestically. Let the europeans and russia figure out their own problems and stop trying to govern the entire planet

  76. @SS-The Independent

    “Please elaborate…”

    Here is what Putin could and ought to do in order to ease the Russian threat toward Europe and facilitate the eventual ending of the Cold War:

    • Announce the deactivation and withdrawal of all missiles positions within the illegally occupied Königsberg / Kaliningrad territory, to be independently verified.

    • Announce and follow through on pulling out all military hardware, defense positions, and personnel from the occupied territory.

    • Announce and follow through on entirely transferring the Russian naval base in the occupied region back to the St. Petersburg region over a reasonable transition period, commit to a comprehensive environmental clean-up.

    • Enter into discussions with representatives from Germany, Lithuania, and Poland regarding the support of an orderly withdrawal of the remaining Russian population from the occupied region, including details on the operation of critical infrastructure.

    • Conclude a long term treaty regulating mutual relations and the future administration of the territory to be fully vacated by Russia.

  77. Jon Chance says: • Website
    @Olivier1973

    Sadly, Swiss men made the terrible mistake of giving Swiss women voting rights without militia responsibilities.

    From that point on, the Swiss Confederation has devolved into a socialist-corporatist sorority like other previously civilized nations.

    “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.”

    Virginia Declaration of Rights – 1776

  78. Jon Chance says: • Website
    @Brad Anbro

    The same nice folks who issue the currency are “making money” in the war business, so I think it’s the Jews’ insatiable greed for political power that’s the primary cause of the apparently inevitable nuclear holocaust we’re all facing.

    The Jews’ currency is backed by terrorism rather than productivity.

    http://www.themoneymasters.com/the-money-masters/famous-quotations-on-banking

    • Replies: @Hal Womack
  79. @gay troll

    The pandemic is over. The mildness of Omicron has ended it. Time to move on.

    The powers that be will seek, in an effort to continue their political and financial grift, to prolong the hysteria, to keep the fear going, but people all over the planet have finally had enough, and are pushing back.

    Yes, Americans will continue to die in not-insignificant numbers, but that is because the level of health of Americans is a f*cking catastrophe. Meanwhile, the vast majority of the non-vulnerable are unilaterally shedding their masks, rejecting the abusive vaccine mandates and the booster bs, and saying “go f*ck yourself!” to the petty tyrants of the vaccine cult.

    “It’s Morning Again in America”

    Thank god.

    • Replies: @gay troll
  80. Abbybwood says:
    @David from Alaska

    And just to think.

    Had Orange Man Bad won the election, none of this would be happening.

    • Agree: A123
  81. frontier says:
    @emerging majority

    One sign that a Canadian woman was holding as the trucks rolled paster is going viral all across the planet: “Truck You Trudeau”.

    I liked this one “18 wheels to flatten the turd”

    I didn’t read the original article, because, well, way too many articles on Unz discuss Russia and none of them is of sufficient depth or breadth. Putin is waiting for America to fall, he is not in control of that process, internal US forces are working on it, but Putin likes what he’s seeing. And that’s that, the rest is bullshit… “legaly binding” bullshit.

    Only the Canadian truckers give some hope now, hopefully others will join soon. Too bad the important topics have disappeared from Unz, if not for comments like yours, there would be nothing interesting to read here.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  82. Adûnâi says: • Website

    Re: question 1.
    1) The Helsinki Accords of 1975 established the “inviolability of frontiers in Europe” and were broken unilaterally by the West in 1990 (the annexation of the GDR) and later in Yugoslavia and the USSR (when neither Srpska Krajina nor Transnistria were even offered international recognition, while Croatia and Ukraine were recognised immediately).

    2) Jens Stoltenberg in November 2021 threatened Russia with setting American nuclear weapons “east of Germany” – i.e., in Poland or Lithuania.
    https://tass.com/defense/1363759

    Re: question 4.
    As Putin has explicitly stated, he:
    1) has no intention of invading the Ukraine. The moment the Ukraine attempts conquest of the Donbass Republics, the Ukrainian army will be beheaded in 30 min from Russian territory;
    2) if the US rejects the Russian ultimatum, he will have to turn to a “military-technological solution” and ask guidance from his minister of defence. What exactly that means is the greatest mystery on the planet currently – but of course, Western zombie media is paying no heed to this warning.

    The Russian Jew Soloviev & co. have posited that the US media are moaning about the Ukraine only because a Russian strike there would be the easiest for the Westerners to weather. Whereas, I myself would add, a Russian salvo against the American bases in Poland/Romania/Latvia would make bare the American impotence, and lead to the general downfall of the Washington régime.

    Re: question 5.
    It is indeed hilarious how America has led itself to this dead end. Poland is Russian land, geographically and culturally. Pushing American interests to the Vistula and the Dniester is suicidal, for the moment the Russian bear wakes up, all those countries will fall back into the Russian sphere of influence – now with cataclysmic consequences to the American world order.

    Re: question 6.
    1) > ““Given (Russia’s) size and diversity, a decentralized political system and free-market economics would be most likely to unleash the creative potential of the Russian people and Russia’s vast natural resources.” © Zbigniew Brzezinski

    As the Russian-Israeli Jew Yakov Kedmi has brilliantly stated recently, the Americans developed their atomic weapon thanks to foreign-born Jews, whereas Russians got their nuclear sword purely due to their own hard effort, in a country still reeling from the destruction at the hands of German fascists. And regarding the spies – it was precisely the triumph of Soviet Russia that inspired millions all around the globe. Thus, Russia has an incredible scientific potential – precisely under the guidance of a strong leader such as Stalin or Putin. From Igor Kurchatov and Andrei Sakharov to Sergei Kovalev and Herbert Efremov.

    2) > “The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action….” © Hillary Clinton (2011)

    This quote is befitting a dumb American, as both Afghanistan are Iraq are part of Asia. This quote must enter the hall of fame alongside the one by the Anglo Foreign Minister Liz Truss’ about British support of the Baltic states through the Black Sea.
    https://ria.ru/20220202/zakharova-1770630118.html

    Re: question 7.
    > “At present, the US is engaged in the hopeless task of trying to turn-back-the-clock to the post WW 2 era when the world was in ruins and America was the only game in town.”

    Of course, America is a colossus with the feet of clay. The Americans could have nuked Russia back in 1946 – instead, they demilitarised their forces. Instead of settling Japan with Americans, they let the Mongoloid race flourish again as an industrial superpower. And so on. As Hitler mistakingly said about the USSR, “kick the door, and the whole structure will crumble”. This time when uttered by Putin, it will finally be true. The West is begging for death. Push the falling one into the abyss!

    • Replies: @Robert Konrad
  83. Who Wants War – https://crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2019/09/who-wants-war.html?m=0 – is inextricably linked with Who Rules Us. Both questions are word searches in DaLimbraw Library, as well as Connect The Dots posts and show that what you ‘larned’ in ‘scrool’ ain’t so!
    We are governed by Oligarchs and for the Oligarchs – all else matters ’nuffin’!

  84. peterAUS says:
    @Old and Grumpy

    Pretty much.

    Except, perhaps, this:

    ….Nuking some rubes in the process is nothing personal….

    It COULD get personal rather hard and fast. There is an iron logic in nuclear war completing with M.A.D. No New York, London etc….No civilization.

    I am sure that Mr. Banker believes he could control the level and intensity of armed conflict in Ukraine. I think he’s delusional.
    One way to find it, I guess.

    The problem is that Mr. Banker really can’t promise the Team Putin that, should they play ball, they’ll be good. If the Team Putin blinks, again, now….well….they’ll be looking, rather soon, at Milosevic/Hussein scenario. If they don’t blink…well….the war in Ukraine COULD go nuclear.

    Next couple of months will clarify the issue.

  85. @Tom Welsh

    Indeed. Seems that’s something the powermongers in DC want to occur everywhere but in the “special” place.

  86. anon[721] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    “ The only tool in the U.S. Constitution that can bind a subsequent administration is a treaty. ”

    Yes we are aware of this but Biden follows every shit that Trump dumped on ME- Golan ,embassy transfer , settlement and lavish files .America flouts its own laws by supporting undeclared nuclear armed Israel . Whose treaty was that ?

    Then we have this question why you go to sign treaty that is permanent for the counter party but
    4 years validity for you . WTF ?
    A kick in the nuts will one day wake both the constitution , Congress and the rest of the humanity .
    Hubris and arrogance will one day bear down on this country with lava and pestilence .

  87. This old docu is just one example of US corruption/gangsterism.
    Just a relatively small example, in Panama.

    This is the Mad Dog, the international Crime Cartel.
    It pretends to be a country and a majority of its apparently bonehead population still believes the bullshit from a “government” that has done little but make war on its own people as well as the world in general. Anyone who is in any way against this monster, and can in any way sabotage or even bring it down has to have the thanks of the world.
    Putin, Xi, US citizens, anybody.

  88. Question 1 and the followup were of special interest to me. This is something the Corporate Media has pretty much ignored, and so until fairly recently I’d heard nothing about those two agreements.

    Learning things is good.

  89. @Been_there_done_that

    When the U\$A/NATO removes itself completely out of the Baltics, perhaps Russia MAY move their defensive weapons out of Kaliningrad. The U\$A/NATO has been a real drag upon the citizens of those three countries:

    https://balticword.com/nato-principle-of-collective-irresponsibility/

    https://balticword.com/nato-in-the-baltic-states-defence-or-threat/

    Or how about the “West’s” finance capital adventure into these countries:

    https://balticword.com/more-and-more-rental-apartment-buildings-being-developed-in-estonia/

    Then there is the final outcome:

    https://balticword.com/the-military-conflict-in-the-baltics-will-lead-to-the-destruction/

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  90. @Nat X

    I gather from you comment you are referring to the U\$A.

    Are ya jabbed?

  91. @Been_there_done_that

    • Conclude a long term treaty regulating mutual relations and the future administration of the territory to be fully vacated by Russia.

    This is the turkey’s dressing of your diktat to Putin!
    All about the Coronadoom!

  92. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:

    Boycott Israel for their selling of secret US Military tech to China and their anti-Christian behavior.

    [MORE]


    https://www.ancreport.com/the-parasite-how-israel-sells-us-tech-to-americas-enemies/

    If the barcode starts with 729 just leave it behind.

    There is nothing more terrifying for the Israel first uniparty and their ziospecialinterests owners than a potential right wing and/or Christian  boycott Israel movement. They can use low effort narratives and cuckservative plants to eradicate BDS, but a right wing/Christian boycott movement would be impervious to those counters.

    To see proof of how much the ziosubverters fear a boycott movement, watch the “The Lobby: USA” documentary. Here:

    Making goals of the movement to demand the removal of all Zio lobbies and subversion from the West would be a very effective tool against that particular type of subversion, and would lead zios to over reach in their Israel first efforts, which would only show more of the general public how nefarious their lobby and activities are.

    It would also have the controlled opposition cuckservatives in a situation that if they try to go against it, they unmask themselves as controlled opposition to the masses, and they can no longer claim that boycotting movements are Muslim or lefty. Make the movement anonymous and decentralized without any official hierarchy of organization (based only on individual calls to action, and the reasons why people should boycott), and you have a no loss, no cost weapon against the subversion that weakens the controlled oppo and thus allows the people to elect the people who truly represent them.

    It’s literally all upside and no cost strategy. They fear it, big time, to the point controlled oppo wants to make even more states make it illegal to boycott Israel.

    It’s worth to spread the word and the appeals to the boycott because even if the economic damage is not that much, it will lower the general public opinion of Israel as people learn about all the reasons why everyone should boycott Israel.

    Boycott Israel for their selling of secret US Military tech to China, spread the word, God bless!

  93. Putin wants peace and security for Russia and this he will never get from the zionist controlled ZUS and ZBritain and ZEU and their Operation Gladio ZNATO, they are wreckers and destroyers of nations and humanity, it is what they do , it is in their DNA.

    • Replies: @Decoy
  94. Notsofast says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    you forgot to add:

    •dig up yeltsins rotting corpse, prop it up in the kremlin and allow the neo-cons to resume financially raping the country and it’s citizens.

  95. The gnuyawker. The economy is booming it says. Because it added 500,000 jobs.
    Yes, well how do 900,000 deaths figure into half as many job openings? Wouldn’t have created a vacancy or two, nu? Not when you’re a writer for the gnuyorker and your job is to smile smile smile and enjoy mommy and daddy’s trust funded everything. Maybe the Khmer rouge were onto something. Be great fun strafing them from the blue yonder as they wheel their possessions up to westchester.

    “So vital and exciting reporting on everything isn’t it Rachel,” said Naomi.

    “You will leave your desks and report to the comrade lieutenants on the street, arrogant swine bitches. Now March!”
    “Wait, you can’t ..”
    She was cut down by a hail of bullets.

    Later her body was thrown in the Hudson River with all the other bourgeois pampered scum who leeched the blood and toil of our Noble people. No one remembers her.
    Our airplane pilots were unsparing and exercised their punitive duties on the remains of the criminal propagandist functionaries.
    We feasted on upper west side lox and gefilte fish with Philadelphia cream cheese. On toasted sesame and onion bagels.
    The next day we readied wall Street for our barrages of poison gas by offering shares of Facebook at tempting discounts. They fell into our trap quickly.
    Then we announced to the world the brilliant culmination on the upcoming holiday festival. Public execution after torture of every one of them with a net worth over two hundred million dollars. Tickets were free, but soon were selling for large quantities of money. The scalpers were beheaded without trial. The collected money was burned next to Gandhi’s bronze statue in Union square in memory of the hat factory blaze which murdered countless workers nearby in the former century. We covered Anthony Fauci with honey and left him nailed to a whiteboard to be devoured by the venomous ant armies he used to torture defenseless beagles after he ordered their vocal chords removed and inserted their heads into cages.

    That was how it began.

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-the-us-economy-defied-omicron-to-add-nearly-half-a-million-jobs

  96. dd121 says:

    Even thinking about a military confrontation with Russia or China is the worst idea in the History of the World of bad ideas.
    The biggest failure of American Foreign Policy with the fall of the Soviet Union was to continue to pretend that Russia is still our greatest enemy. Why didn’t the lunatics in Washington try to easy tensions with Russia by pulling back NATO and putting in place, beneficial trade and cultural agreements?
    Putin only has to wait. He doesn’t need to fight us. We’re well on our way to imploding all by ourselves.

    • Replies: @Herald
    , @Avery
  97. Herald says:
    @dd121

    Putin is waiting, but he doesn’t mind giving the dying beast an occasional push towards the cliff edge.

  98. Today’s western elite, most of whom are entrepreneurs, banksters and CEO’s will not dare repeat their propaganda errors of the recent past such as the concept of Führerprinzip, or attempt to elevate candidates in a demagogic or deifying light. Putin has taken the time to carefully observe and learn various techniques applied by western lobbyists- especially during election cycles and gradually basing his leadership position against what our politics is simply devoid of, namely popularity formed by trust in a set of viewpoints and analyses. It is important to note here that the western press avoids reporting on, those vis-a-vis, long winded Q & A’s web-video interactions Putin has with his citizenry at large, occasionally lasting several hours at a stretch! This simple grass-roots, if you will, technique puts him head and shoulders above Washington DC politicians-in all their unrepresentative and shameless “leadership”. Again, Russian voters who trust in his thinking processes as opposed to relying on emotional outbursts and inspiration(s). A good example would be taken from recent history, speeches and rallies by Herr Hitler or Mussolini. These two fascist leaders maintained their popularity with an aura of cultism, loyalty over pragmatism, myth-ruling above any truth. However both campaigner and voters within Russia today, have borrowed only the very best ideas and oratories from a now extinct, U.S. electioneering process; FDR’s fire side radio broadcasts with John Doe, the ability to “think on your feet” something former President Clinton (singularly has over our politicians) and shares with President Putin.

    Now back to this point about fascism, it is essential to understand that the undertow of frictions with Russia lies in a long held quest for revenge. A revenge against Russians who murdered the Czar, or anyone else who seems to promote, be it any spiritual, political or philosophical elements of the forbidden word-Bolshevism. Yes, even a persecution of those who at one time held fast to Bolshevism, or for that matter their progeny. Why? because the most virulent enemy of any shade of Bolshevism is now at its global peak, its actual name is-fascism, not some brand of Laissez-faire capitalism thus assumes the shape of transnational corporations who are subjects of and to a (hidden from full view) oligarchic pyramid, who collectively support the most extreme disparities in second and third world resource extraction. Replacing diplomacy with raw power by using the more “expedient” strategy with the dispatch of military or paramilitaries at their beckon-call. From using the long arm of our Pentagon to the funding of individual entities, like (former) Blackwater special op’s… In effect, a one hundred and twenty year long worldwide consolidation of every sort of influence(s) over the masses. This was accomplished by major wars…thus evolving into a smaller groups of riches and wealth placed into fewer and fewer hands. It was such a gradual process that our academics hardly noticed, commented on or mentioned it!

    The slightest suggestions of any new economic paradigm aimed at social justice, equal opportunity, organized labor-unionization, social democracy, such as anti-financialization supporters, Lyndon Larouche, the Schiller Institute, those authors who speak of a “soft underbelly of lower classes” by writer and sociologist Michael Parenti, or corporate accountability and awareness in speeches by Ralph Nader… this is a small list of alternative reality and choices. It is an ever growing voice and draws a much more important, forgive the pun, red line than the Kremlin…that is, a wide variety of opponents to fascist bankers who continue to promote worldwide dictatorship over the common will of the people. Again examples are many, here’s a few of them; one-man-one vote, the semi-direct government of Switzerland and the virtues contained in the Peace of Westphalia and down with the murderous rapacity of people like “Sir” Tony Blair and his ilk, the Dick Cheney s, Kissinger(s) and Rumsfeld types of this world who continue to plague us all….

  99. Some useful supplementary reading to Mr. Whitney’s essay could be this from MintPress News:

    MintPress Study: NY Times, Washington Post Driving US to War with Russia Over Ukraine
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/279612-2/279612/

    A thought which occurred to me while reading this: Ukraine doesn’t have to join NATO to represent a deadly threat to Russia. Consider how The West is constantly sending “defensive” weapons to Ukraine. This would gradually escalate until Ukraine was found to need “defenses” against North Korean and Iranian missiles. Just as Poland and Romania have gotten them. From Lockeed Martin:

    The multi-missile MK 41 launcher has revolutionized the way world navies think about sea-launched weapons, providing the capabilities to respond to numerous naval warfare threats including anti-air, anti-submarine, ship self-defense, land attack and ballistic missile defense. More than 12,000 MK 41 VLS missile cells have been delivered or are on order. MK VLS systems are either in service or on order by 12 navies around the world for 186 ships in 19 different classes.

    The MK 41 is a Swiss Army Knife kind of launcher – just stuff in missiles designed to fit the tubes.

    Russia is drawing a line, and apparently Joe “I Am A Zionist” Biden is ignoring it. The Europeans, and especially Ukraine, are the ones most likely to get hurt. But the people behind this don’t care if the thing blows up even more than that.

    https://news.lockheedmartin.com/2010-03-10-U-S-Navy-Awards-Lockheed-Martin-17-Million-Contract-for-MK-41-Vertical-Launching-System

    The Neocon York Times, the Warmongering Post, and the execrable WSJ are working a version of what William Randolph Hearst did in provoking the Spanish American War.

    You furnish the pictures, I’ll provide the war!

    In this case it might translate into “We’ll furnish the stories, You give us a war!>”

    I’ve already made it clear who I figure is the “us” in this situation.

  100. Avery says:
    @dd121

    {Why didn’t the lunatics in Washington try to easy tensions with Russia by pulling back NATO and putting in place, beneficial trade and cultural agreements?}

    Your question embeds the answer in itself: because, they are lunatics.
    They are not normal human beings.
    And maybe they are not Human at all: some kind of Reptilian creature who have assumed human form.

  101. @Been_there_done_that

    I can smell this Baltic or Ukronazi orc troll from here.

    • LOL: nokangaroos
  102. A123 says: • Website
    @SS-The Independent

    The Iranians didn’t ‘ killed ‘ the JCPOA, but ‘ our ‘ MAGA ( in reality, MIGA )

    Sorry. You have been massively misinformed. Khamenei abrogated JCPOA while Barack Hussein was still in office. All MAGA President Trump did was acknowledge that Iran knifed Obama in the back.

    There is a recent, on-topic thread for Iran where I provide significantly more background.

    https://www.unz.com/article/the-problematics-of-middle-eastern-diplomacy-the-case-of-iran/#comment-5157258

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @Avery
  103. @Old Brown Fool

    Put a Bag on Your Rear-View Mirror!!!
    Pop-up Ads!!!
    You heard about the \$5,000,000,000 Nuland gave Ukraine?
    Well, the US taxpayer gave them another \$500,000,000 in 2021, in “military aid” alone!

  104. @Molip

    I rather expect that if the Ukronazi orcs attack the Donbass, ‘Operation Storm’ style, the Russians will obliterate the orc forces from Russia with missile and drone attacks. The Donbass militia can then mop up the orc death-squads, and liberate more of eastern Ukraine, where they will be welcomed.

    • Replies: @Minsky
    , @Molip
  105. @Miro23

    A dangerous fact is that Russia can’t win this game. The US will eventually have its own equivalent weapons and Russia can’t get away from the geographic proximity.

    I have one word for you: Mexico.
    The US can’t win this game. It can’t get away from its long border with Mexico.

  106. @Sean

    Grendel lying AGAIN! At least the troll is consistent. The Western thugs have shown NO intention to compromise in any way. Standard Imperial Tactics, as seen in any Colour Revolution, in Imperial agit-prop and Imperial aggression. And here is a dedicated Imperial troll, lying its head off, for ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’.

  107. Olivier1973 says: • Website
    @Been_there_done_that

    You forgot to add:

    – dissolve the Russian Federation;

    – hand over all its weapons to the USA;

    – open the country for the US companies to remove all ressources of the county.

    By the way, the territory of the so called US of A is an occupied territory. Same with Canada and other countries like Australia, New Zeland, etc.

  108. Avery says:
    @A123

    A great American: AP reporter Matt Lee.
    I have listened to him for years, challenging State Dept spokeswhores when they stand there and bloviate lies, lies, and more lies to justify more wars. I am surprised ‘they’ haven’t suicided him.

    Here is a great Tucker clip in that regard:

    [Tucker: Republicans and Democrats are ‘hysterical’ about this]

    Same lies these psychopaths* keep regurgitating to send more Americans to be killed or maimed, and to kill 100s of 1,000s of innocent furners.

    These are the kinds of psychopaths these monsters are:
    George Bush the Lesser joking — joking ! — about WMDs. And the vile audience laughing like idiots. After having 10s of 1,000s of Americans KIA+WIA: killed, wounded, or maimed for life**.
    (not forgetting 100s of 1,000 Iraqis killed, including civilians, children).

    [George W. Bush – jokes about weapons of mass destruction]

    Sick, sick, sick.

    __________________________________________
    *
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/colin-powell-wmd-iraq-war_b_2624620

    [Clearly, Powell’s loyalty to George Bush extended to being willing to deceive the world: the United Nations, Americans, and the coalition troops about to be sent to kill and die in Iraq. He’s never been held accountable for his actions, and it’s extremely unlikely he ever will be.] (2013)

    **
    https://www.tampabay.com/news/military/a-seriously-wounded-iraq-vet-battles-on-75-surgeries-later-hes-returning/1245073/

    [A seriously wounded Iraq vet battles on; 75 surgeries later, he’s returning to Walter Reed Army Medical Center]

    https://twitter.com/j1tavera/status/971843149461991424/photo/1

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  109. A123 says: • Website
    @David from Alaska

    But that godddamned crazed cabal running the State Department and so much else are in a moment amid momentum of personal vengeful and vindictive enrapturement—they will only continue untethered in their destruction at all costs momentum. Who’s going to stop them?

    President Trump’s first term was constrained by the “Russia, Russia, Russia” impeachment investigation and GOP(e) swamp critters that limited what any mortal human accomplish. Does anyone believe Trump *wanted* Mrs. Mitch McConnell, Elaine Chao, on his cabinet? Personnel is policy, and he had to trade away vast amounts to obtain Senate confirmation of appointments.

    Irrational extremists insist on throwing stones at Trump for obtaining what he could. With 20/20 hindsight we now know that Commander in Chief Trump avoided the “Afghanistan Withdrawal Debacle” trap that Gen SJW Milley intentionally laid. The fact that SJW Milley crushed the current White House occupant is sweet justice.

    Will the next MAGA President immediately achieve 100% of everything? Obviously not.

    There will be eight years building up the MAGA movement before the next MAGA President takes office. Remember that it took decades for NeoConDemocrats and GOP(e) Investment Bankers to dig this hole for America. It will take multiple, back-to-back-to-back MAGA administrations, a MAGA House, and a MAGA Senate to fix the problems.

    Draining the swamp means reforming the institutions that must be salvaged, such as the military. Those that are too corrupt to save (e.g. State Department, FBI, FISA Courts) can be disempowered, shrunk, or totally eliminated. None of this can occur quickly.

    Do not let your resistance be led astray by unobtainable dreams and false expectations. Politics (and Culture Change) is about incrementally capturing a series of achievements, not crying about the impossible. To use NFL parlance, “It is a game of field position.”

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @W
  110. @frontier

    Thanks for the kind words, frontier. Just discovered today that U.S truckers are looking at March first or possibly earlier to make their descent into Hades, aka The Di\$trict of Corruption. With that long build time, the PTW will do all they can to cast up as much flak as possible to prevent thousands of pissed-off truckers and their tens of thousands of supporters to descend on one of the two primary sources of corruption within this ruptured republic—the other one being Wall \$treet and of course, the dominant “Federal” Reserve Bank of New York, where my sources have indicated that a 54% share in its ownership belongs to the Rottenfeller Crime clan and associated fellow perps and suspects.

  111. @elmerfudzie

    Good call. The Vampire \$quids cringe a bit every time they are identified in any type of public forum and do all they can to maintain control over the message. So keep on keeping on.

  112. Controlling energy flows is the foundation of US foreign policy since FDR issued unconditional guarantees to Arabia. Churchill, Stalin and Hitler all had to have known what this meant. The British likely thought their dominance over Persian politics would keep them competitive. But the Americans edged them out there as well. The US had no shortage of oil (at that time, anyway), so really it was all about keeping an American boot on the world’s oil tap. This has always been about controlling Europe’s energy supply. Presumably, the US rulers thought that China would be at Washington’s mercy for Arab oil as well. Miscalculations have led to a sitution where China can survive by importing fuel from Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran. Hence the belligerant attitude toward China of late.
    The USSR had oil and not averse to selling it. But the sheer volume of Persian and Arabian oil meant the Americans could always set the price. Even the chaos of the 1970s embargos never changed the ultimate power balance and a decade later, the US could starve the USSR of capital inflows by massive overproduction and low fuel prices.
    American ruling clique seems to be totally committed to tinkering with its post WW2 strategy of conquest and control through subversion and corruption. Notice how the Color Revolution playbook is always exactly the same?

    • Thanks: emerging majority
  113. @Avery

    Spectacular session by Tucker Carlson…has to be one of his best ever. He demolishes the weenie \$tate Department spokesman by demonstrating his slip sliding away attempts to deflect one of the last true journalists in the Di\$trict of Corruption. Then he shows us the absolute evidence that at least two of those so-called “Republican” senators have been so Epsteined and Maxwelled that they remain “on message” forever and always, kowtowing to the wishes of the Bank\$ter cult behind the blackmailers. Good show, Tucker and thanks Avery for sharing.

    • Agree: Levtraro
    • Thanks: Avery
  114. @Jon Chance

    Since 23 November 1946, the Jews have murdered tens of millions of victims worldwide, by far mainly by their control of the USGov. How can they stop now? It would be just so embarrassing, eh what?

    The Dallas Jack Whack was the all-time biggest kosher coup d’etat. JL–911 [“Jewish Lightning”] finally helped us the NAGIM [Normal, Alias “Gentile”, IMmensity] to see that reality.

  115. Bill says:
    @Anonymous

    It’s not just Poland, though. All the bordering countries have a claim on this or that bit of it.

  116. @bike-anarkist

    Thank you for having proven my earlier point about “persistent Stalinist sentiment of raw power and punishment” that the author of this article had conveniently ignored. As I have pointed out, Russia’s occupation of this territory is illegal according to basic principles of international law and perpetuates the Cold War because it is used as a staging ground from which to threaten European countries.

    Your chauvinistic comment, in conjunction with those of others, destroys the completely phony narrative about the fictional peacemaker Putin and exposes the simple-mindedness of other poorly informed commenters here, who revert to reflexive group-think mode in denying the basic reality of the situation. This behavior is just another manifestation of a common cult phenomenon within a world of propaganda.

    Since Russia’s occupation of that region cannot be justified by law and is not part of historical Russia, it should be obvious to anyone that vacating this territory is a necessary precondition for any subsequent military reduction in the Baltic region or dissolution of NATO. Therefore, your assertion, quoted above, is entirely ludicrous.

    If they are really serious, those who claim to want NATO to get out of the Baltic region ought to strongly advocate a Russian withdrawal of Königsberg / Kaliningrad as a first step toward developing better relations. This goal would satisfy the security interests of all countries involved. It’s not about What Putin Wants but about what the region needs.

    • Disagree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Robjil
  117. Robjil says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    Russia is in the Baltic Region without Kaliningrad. St. Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia, is just above Estonia and near Finland. Thus, Kaliningrad is not an important issue.

    There is nothing that could Russia could do to appease the US empire. It wants more and more. It does not know any barriers. It wants world control no matter what it costs to our planet.

  118. Avery says:
    @A123

    Sorry poster A123: my #110 post was not meant for you; please ignore.
    It wasn’t meant to be a Reply to anyone: just a new post.
    Don’t know how it ended up being Reply to you.
    Sticky fingers, I guess.

    • Thanks: A123
  119. @Tom Welsh

    Well, Brzezinski was an ethnic Pole. Ever heard the joke about a Polish drunk and the Genie of the Bottle?

  120. gay troll says:
    @Jeff Davis

    The pandemic is “over”, yet daily deaths from COVID in the most vaccinated countries are at an all time high. Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched…

    Apparently daily deaths from causes other than COVID are also, um, spiking.

  121. JWalters says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    “Why was this done?”

    First, this was done by the Zionist banking mafia that rules Five Eyes from the City of London. Those war profiteering thugs may actually want a war, as they did with Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, WWII and WWI.

    If I were Putin I’d want the Five Eyes to rebel against this Jewish supremacist mafia. As long as they control Five Eyes sanity with not prevail.

  122. JWalters says:
    @Miro23

    Excellent analysis. I agree completely that the main “Western” actor here is the Zionist banking cartel, puppetmasters of the USUK politicians. And unfortunately they are sociopathis war profiteers.
    “War Profiteers and Israel’s Bank”
    https://warprofiteerstory.blogspot.com/p/war-profiteers-and-israels-bank.html

    America needs a Revolution 2.0 (and bring the rest of Five Eyes along).

  123. JWalters says:
    @emerging majority

    Or he doesn’t yet realize the US is being manipulated by an evil banking cartel.

  124. @Exile

    I’d like to seen Russian hypersonics in Venezuela and Bolivia.

  125. Poco says:
    @gay troll

    Future generations will be better off if the covid and the vaccinations destroy most people and all technology. So long as the tech is destroyed.
    We were happier riding on horses across the steppes chopping the heads off our enemies with broadswords. Minimal technogy necessary.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  126. @Adûnâi

    “Poland is Russian land, geographically and culturally.”

    A more moronic statement has probably never been made on this blog. (And the competition has been fierce.) Nor is it likely to ever be made.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  127. This is spot on:

    It’s simpler than all that. Jews Rule the USA. The USA (((Jews))) Rules the EU.

    Jews hate Russia. Jews stole Ukraine.

    That’s all you need to know, to be 100x better informed than this article pretends to do.

    Putin needs to do nothing and want nothing, just play a stalling game, send Lavrov here and there to negotiate with the Amerikans who are in dire straits and trying to whip up a war for their defense contractors. Amerika is in an epic death spiral and soon to auger in. All Putin has to do is stand aside and get out some binoculars as the world’s biggest military empire, Pax Americana, falls apart.

    All Putin has to do is feign he is engaging in the latest Jew drama and let Amerika crash and burn.

    Amerika is completely finished, it is in an epic Biblical level death spiral, it’s debt just passed 30 trillion and interest rates are starting to move aggressively up. This means the ongoing bankruptcy is going to get real quickly. In case you don’t know interest rates are going up fast, and everyone knows that this spells doom as USA is 30 TRILLION in debt and only survives because interests were going down. The can can no longer be kicked down the road. Back in the early 1980’s I can still remember when Arizona threatened to leave the union if the national debt exceeded 2 trillion.

    Little does anyone know that the USA is a corporation, it has sold bonds like any other corporation, and it can default like any other corporation. Over a decade ago US Treasury bonds credit default risk were hundreds of points higher than McDonald’s burger bonds. So the market knows Uncle Sam is a basket case and will be unable to service it’s debt. The Fed has ignited inflation, it is going up like a bat out of hell, this chart shows it:

    Who figures that in the near future Uncle Sam will start defaulting on Treasuries? No one. My educated guess is they will default on foreign owned bonds first, like China. That is when China says “you thinky yu can screw us, vee have new navy and we will take Guam as payment you damn Yankees”. This is coming. I am predicting that Guam falls to China about 10 years after Taiwan falls. A whole new multipolar world is coming sooner than you think, in my life I figure Hawaii will be the new western front for fallen Amerika. And Amerika under Trump may try to take Taiwan/Guam back. Trump is an incredible fool and extremely dangerous, I figure, even more crazy than pedo Joe. If you remember Trump complained, why have nukes if you can’t use them.

    ———————

    Russia has already sold most of US Teasuries. And you all know that these low interest rates are soon going to disappear forever? Interest rates have yet to price in risk of default. At no time in the last 200+ years has the Amerikan Republik default risk been as great as it is now.

    ———————-

    Imagine this, in a year the USA will be forced into austerity. They know this is coming which is why they want war, with war all rights can be suspended and the sheep can be herded and killed off. But war over there is not in the cards, war at home is. The people are fully aware of false flags and world wars, and now the resistance is digging in with hoarding prepping and guns. What is coming is war alright, civil war between red blooded males and soy soaked faggots, left wing lunatics, trannys with dicks, trannies with their dicks cut off, child rapists, abortion-on-demanders, woke retards, Talmudic blood drinkers, andrenchromers, satan worshippers, rainbow flag limp wrists , and all manner of other Jewish inspired debauched “things” to gross to even think about. Amerika is a cesspool of demonic debauchery on a scale not seen since Bible times.

    ALL PUTIN NEEDS TO DO IS STAND ASIDE AND LET THE EMPIRE IMPLODE

    • Replies: @Yukon Jack
  128. Sarita says:

    Putin wants to continue slaughtering Muslim children all over the place just like he did in Chechnya, Afghanistan and is doing in Syria as we write.
    Oh..
    And serve Israel just like the others.

    • Troll: Harold Smith
    • Replies: @Exile
  129. @elmerfudzie

    Now back to this point about fascism, it is essential to understand that the undertow of frictions with Russia lies in a long held quest for revenge. A revenge against Russians who murdered the Czar, or anyone else who seems to promote, be it any spiritual, political or philosophical elements of the forbidden word-Bolshevism.

    Part of the obsession the Soviet Union and now Russia has with using the word ‘fascism’ stems from the fact that at the highest levels they consciously avoided calling the Germans Nazis aka, National Socialists, due to the obvious connotation. I don’t mean to diminish their suffering or engage in semantics but the definition of “fascist” is in the eye of the beholder. Oddly enough we (Americans) do the opposite by calling everyone we don’t like a Nazi if for no other reason that it just rolls off the tongue easier.

    The socialists in Germany went down with a bang while the ones in the Soviet Union did so with a whimper. The newly recreated Russian government probably did the right thing by not making a big deal of punishing many of the obvious crimes or having a truth and reconciliation type of cultural firehose enema because it would have just caused more upheaval. Every family had suffered and had a measure of culpability. It was time to move forward.

    It might behoove us to look at what Russia did and take stock. The way we are going we might lose our culture to the maladaptive hordes before regaining it. They had the benefit of a long rich history that they could call on looking back past the 1917-1991 dark gap in their history. But we have a great history too and that might be what wins in the end. In Russia the people and culture survived the 20th century much the same way they survived the Mongols. Will we?

    • Replies: @Adûnâi
    , @elmerfudzie
  130. What does Putin want?

    Perhaps an answer to that question can be formulated by observing those who he associates with.

    Putin has associated with these groups and individuals for most of his career and probably before he entered politics.


    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Yukon Jack
  131. Minsky says:

    Has it occurred to the useful idiot author of this article that perhaps Romania and Poland do not particularly want to be in Russia’s “natural” “sphere of influence”? Not to mention Ukraine.

    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
    • Replies: @Exile
  132. Molip says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    mulga, I wrote in the heat of the moment.

    On reflection it’s more likely that Russia will shelter retreating Donbass separatists, then “assist” them to reclaim their lands using long range weapons and drones.

    By then the world will have seen that the whole debacle was a US invention but they’ll still sanction the crap out of Russia anyway.

  133. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @Prof. Woland

    > “They had the benefit of a long rich history that they could call on looking back past the 1917-1991 dark gap in their history.”

    1. Bolshevism protected the very survival of the Russian race – a feat the monarchy had clearly failed to achieve. Venerating Lenin & Stalin for a Russian must be of a greater importance than even for a Roman to worship Augustus, or for a Dixie dweller, General Lee. Conversely, felling the statues thereof is tautological to madness (largely Christian in nature, I might add).

    2. Language is a quirky thing. To a Russian, “nationalist” is the exact translation of the American buzzword “racist” – because Russia is a multinational empire that also failed to unify even the Russian nation by compulsory school education in the age of nationalism (19th ct.) the way France and Germany managed to do. So, nationalism to them is dangerous state-wise (not uniting as racism was to all the Anglo colonies). And in modern Russian, nationalism and Nazism are pronounced almost identically, so that doesn’t help.

    3. The German Hitlerians (an objective term) were a mortal enemy of the Soviet Russian people, thus it is natural for them to see all Western enemies of Russia since as “fascist”, no matter the bitter truth that had the Americans been 10% as vicious as the NatSocs, they would have wiped the floor with the USSR back in 1946. It boggles my mind how nobody sees the hilarious fact Russia lives purely on the mercy of America. It will spell America’s undoing in due time.

    But returning to @elmerfudzie’s original comment, I would resist equating the National Socialists with the hyper-Christcucked liberals. The former never worshipped foreign races, and the latter have not committed a genocide against the Russians and the Jews. It might only be excusable to a Russo-Jewish élite because both their peoples were united in the opposition to both Germany (1941-45) and America (1917-2022).

  134. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @Minsky

    @mulga mumblebrain is correct. Nobody seems ever to care about one curious statistic – the 2019 parliamentary election in the Ukraine. The map clearly demonstrates how even the occupied part of Donbass fully supports the cause of the Russian people’s unity – by overwhelmingly voting for Opposition Platform — For Life.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Ukrainian_parliamentary_election
    And regarding @Molip’s vision – first, the Western world is utterly braindamaged and brainwashed by their media, they don’t consider Russians for human beings (see the utter silence on the burning of people alive in Odessa in 2014, on the attempt at Lukashenko and his little son’s life in Apri 2021, or on the non-citizen status of Russians in Latvia). Second, the Ukrainian Smerch MRLs would cover 600 km2 with one salvo and would lead to immense casualties in the densely-populated areas of Donbass. Their suppression will be the cornerstone of Russian response – otherwise, the entire electorate of Putin will revolt at any sign of cuckoldry.

  135. @USA Invades Israel

    I clicked on USA Invades Israel says: • Website and it links to Makow:

    https://www.henrymakow.com/2022/02/vlad-putin-is-a-globalist-scum.html

    I wrote a nice comment on that article at https://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=249220
    but Rixon Stewart, who runs didn’t publish it, which is typical, because he defends Makow all the time. Here is that unpublished comment:

    ————————

    Yukon Jack on February 5, 2022 at 4:35 pm
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Putin the nationalist is attacked by Jew Henry Makow, who also attacks Hitler the nationalist. The Jew World Order is opposed to all nationalist movements except the ultra racist Israel Zionist movement.

    (((Makow once again reveals his true colors.)))

    Calling Putin scum is intentional derogatory remark, when Putin is the only sane actor on the world stage. Biden and Trump are scum compared to Putin, but Makow uses that term for his enemies. He called me scum in an email exchange a decade ago, because I called him out for his Jewish tendencies in an email exchange between John Kaminski and him.

    Putin is a climate change (by humans) skeptic, and has said so many times:

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/putin-questions-human-role-in-global-warming-russia-update

    https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/12/19/19/putin-says-nobody-knows-causes-of-global-climate-change

    Lavrov has stated recently that the Russia command is alarmed by the anti-white rhetoric coming out of Amerika – the Jews are demonizing white people as a prelude to genocide. Putin and Lavrov are vocal against Jew media anit-white rhetoric

    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/04/01/russia-warns-of-anti-white-aggression-in-us-a73446 – as it is obvious Jews want to pit white North Amerikans against white Russians.

    Putin is pro Russia and anti-globalist, and he is not scum like Makow says. It is Makow who is the muck raker and disinformationist pushing his own brand of red (look at the primary color on his website -lol). It was Makow who published Jeff Rense’s home address – which is a form of a death threat. So after being hosted by Rense Makow turns on him like any viscious Jew. That is a fact Jack. Who’s the scumbag Henry, try looking in a mirror.

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @USA invades Israel
    , @W
  136. Avery says:
    @Minsky

    {Wet dreams much?}

    Not really.

    [Russian missiles ‘hit IS in Syria from Caspian Sea’ ]
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34465425

    [Russia says it has launched rocket strikes on Islamic State group targets in Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea – about 1,500km (930 miles) away.]

    If Russia can obliterate ISIS nests from ~1,000 miles away with precision cruise missiles, then it can surely obliterate UkroNazi nests next door: don’t you agree?

    Next:

    [What there will be is death and destruction, and lots of it. One of the events which triggered McMaster’s study of Russian warfare was the destruction of a Ukrainian combined arms brigade by Russian artillery in early 2015. This, of course, would be the fate of any similar US combat formation. The superiority Russia enjoys in artillery fires is overwhelming, both in terms of the numbers of artillery systems fielded and the lethality of the munitions employed.]

    Read the bolded part again, and ask yourself who is the one who in reality is having a dream : “wet”, “dry”, or “nightmarish”.

    Next:

    [Gen. Milley says Kyiv could fall within 72 hours if Russia decides to invade Ukraine: sources]
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/gen-milley-says-kyiv-could-fall-within-72-hours-if-russia-decides-to-invade-ukraine-sources

    btw: that one IS a wet dream of GloboSorosista US warmongers: that Putin invades Russia, and (Christian) Slavic peoples slaughter each other.

    ______________________________________________________________
    *
    [A War With Russia Would Be Unlike Anything the US and NATO Have Ever Experienced]
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/02/no_author/a-war-with-russia-would-be-unlike-anything-the-us-and-nato-have-ever-experienced/

  137. @Prof. Woland

    to Prof. Woland from elmerfudzie: Thanks for your insights. I suppose that my desire to focus on a collusion between government and industry defines fascism for me. I didn’t intend to use this word loosely. During both world wars, a banker, industrialist, government coalition seemed, in my mind, to be an almost necessary conspiracy by influential figures in each of these categories. Examples are many; Standard Oil (tetraethyl lead gasoline) that powered German tanks and related vehicles, Random House (then Bertelsmann A.G.) propaganda publishers for the Nazis, BMW slave labor for the Nazi’s, Krupp, Franz Von Papen, a German nobleman, Chancellor and military attaché, closely linked to Krupp and Farben, and Siemens, Bayer…the list goes on and on. The bankers who financed Herr Hitler, Mendelsohn Bank of Amsterdam, Schroeder Bank of Frankfort and London, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and National City Bank, Herman Schmitz, the President of the company who was also on the board of Deutsche Bank, eventually convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg trials and Standard Oil (again) in association with Walter Teagle, director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

    In the final analysis, all wars are bankers wars. World War requires enormous financing with the consent and cooperation of government officialdom. It also requires a command economy for any wartime footing and this is an essential component to and step towards all out war. Pre-WWII Italy is a perfect example of this maneuver where Mussolini crushed the labor unions and street protests, while invoking laws that insured slave labor conditions, ditto Pre war Germany.

  138. The column is a farrago of error and lies.

    1. “The answer is “Yes”. In Istanbul (1999) and in Astana (2010), the US and the other 56 countries in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) signed documents “that contained interrelated principles to ensure the indivisibility of security.”

    NATO does not threaten Russia in any way. NATO has no need of bases in Ukraine and most NATO countries do not have foreign bases on their territory. Ukraine is also no threat to Russia. The author needs to do some serious thinking about what Putin actually is. He’s playing the same game the Soviets played. He’s using the same senseless raving and lies the KGB pushed. A free Ukraine does not compromise Russia’s security interests. It is a lie that either NATO or Ukraine are any threat to Russia.

    2. “This is “True”. On Thursday, senior Ukrainian officials told CNN that a call between Zelensky and Biden “did not go well.” They said Biden claimed “that a Russian attack may be imminent, saying that an invasion was now virtually certain.” Zelensky, however refuted the claim saying that the threat from Russia remains ‘dangerous but ambiguous,’ and “it is not certain that an attack will take place.”

    The author actually got one right. Zelensky is correct and Putin is deliberately keeping the threat ambiguous. The cost of increasing the extent of the Ukraine invasion would be ruinous to Russia and Putin knows it. So far the Crimean and Donbas invasions have been quite expensive. In combination with the international sanctions, Russia’s economy has been cut by one third since 2010. Putin can’t even afford the current invasion much less more. He is, however, stupid enough to do more because he has imperial ambitions and wants to restore Russia’s place internationally. Russia can’t afford it.

    3. “ The answer is “Yes”, they have. The Minsk Agreement was signed in February, 2015. Regrettably, the Ukrainian government has made no attempt to comply with the treaty’s terms.”

    This is a black faced lie. Putin has made Minsk a dead letter because he has refused to accept responsibility for his actions and the invasion. He was required to get his troops, mercenaries and their equipment out of Ukraine before anything else happened. He has refused and lied that he is not a participant when Russian troops have been captured in the Donbas, paraded on TV along with their Army ID and internal passports. This was reported at the time they were captured and rendered the article nothing more than a lie.

    4. The answer is “No, he didn’t.” As Kremlin-watcher Ray McGovern said in a recent article:

    “It strains credulity to imagine that Putin really thought he could get the US and NATO to sign a document limiting NATO membership. No less incredulous is the widespread impression… in the Establishment media, that Putin planned to exploit an anticipated Western rejection to “justify” a military strike on Ukraine.” (“Will Putin Accept Half a Loaf”, Ray McGovern, antiwar.com

    )

    This is another black faced lie. As I have already pointed out a Ukraine admitted to NATO is no threat to Russia. This is nothing but Putinist agitprop.

    5. The answer is “Yes”. McGovern’s analysis seems to suggest that the Russians are more worried about the missile sites than they are about Ukraine, and for good reason. Here is the money-quote from Putin (to his top brass) that underscores the urgency of the situation:

    This is simply more Putinist raving. The sites in Romania and Poland are meant for Iran who is working hard to extend the range of their missiles to cover all of Europe. Putin’s Soviet Union routinely violated the ABM treaty, and his precious Soviet union violated every treaty they ever signed. Putin, like his predecessors, can not be trusted in any agreement he signs

    .

    6. The answer is “Yes”, it does. In fact, Russia has become the biggest obstacle to Washington’s ambitious plan to project power across Central Asia in order to capitalize off the region’s explosive growth. Putin has foiled that strategy by strengthening the Russian economy and rebuilding the nations defenses.

    The US does not have the ability to project power into central Asia. None of the central Asian countries want the US around, and they would just as soon not have the Russians around either. Their happy to be left out of the great power competition. None of what Russia has done has had much influence on this. Putin has strengthened his military, but he can’t afford it.

    “Behind the sanctions is the USA objective of driving Russia out of the European economy. Europe was becoming too integrated and dependent on Russia.”

    This is simply clownish. The sanctions were imposed because Russia invaded Ukraine and is still occupying Ukranian territory.

    7. “Russia wants “a stable and sustainable system of international relations based on international law and principles of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs of states.”

    This is also a lie. Putin wants to restore the Soviet Empire with himself at the head. He has invaded Ukraine and Georgia, and Yeltsin Invaded Moldova. Russia is a danger to anyone nearby, and Putin wants to impress that upon his neighbors. The real meaning of “sphere of influence” is that he gives orders to those countries and he expects them to comply.

    Anyone seriously thinking that Putin is some sort of angel is naive at best and a liar at worst. The author, however, has ignored most of the facts of the situation because those facts don’t fit with Putin’s, his hero, narrative. If there is a larger war, it will be Putin that started it, and he has already started a lesser war in 2014. If he can’t get his imperialistic way, he’ll widen the war and try to force himself on Kyiv.

    Anyone with two brain cells to rub together has no problem seeing through Putin.

    • LOL: GMC
    • Replies: @Biff K
    , @Robert Konrad
  139. Biff K says:
    @Notsofast

    (Fauci) will be advertising a new “vaccine” whipped up in a fortnight.

    There. I fixed it for ya.

  140. @Yukon Jack

    I think it important to be discernible with the information one takes in for consideration, and apply the same discretions towards the information one discards. The Jew Makow does not have monopoly on truth. No one does. It is up to the individual to arrive at his own conclusions.

    Thankfully, the Jew Ron Unz has allowed both you and I a forum to discuss obscured matters.

    Regarding Putin. It would be nice if he was strictly the person you hope he is. I don’t know if he is or not. Nothing is ever what it seems and power never resides where it appears to be.

    Have you seen “Hypernormalization”? Worth a watch, and several times. Occasionally the mainstream press allows through something of use.

    Putin is mentioned here >>>

    Go to the 8533 second mark.

    • Replies: @Robert Konrad
  141. Biff K says:
    @Quartermaster

    Well, nobody is asking what Putin really wants. And he won’t reply to a question never posed to him.

    Putin simply wants the eastern 1/3 of that “Ukraine” you see mapped put back in Russia (sorta like Crimea, but for a more subtle reason) …where it belongs because it’s almost entirely Russian. (oh…Ukrainian, Russian, that “over there somewhere people? What’s the difference?”) The average American slob is clueless about stuff like that.

    The Ukraine as it sits today, is a classic example of what was once called a “clown country.” The borders of a clown country are drawn up arbitrarily, not with defense purposes or even ethnicity particularly in mind. Sort of a country just on paper, typically for some other country’s needs (think Dahomey, Rwanda). Ukraine as you see on the map was designed as a state of the USSR, presumed to be as loyal to Moscow as Indiana is to Washington, DC. Nothing more. Ever drive US 24 from Antwerp, OH to Fort Wayne, IN? Blink and you’ll miss the border crossing between OH and IN. No customs, no tanks, no barbed wire. People on both sides of that border look alike and talk alike. That’s what the current border between Russia and Ukraine was intended to be over 70 years ago, and continues to be today, 30 years post-disolvement of the USSR. Not like Poland or Czechoslovakia, not even like Lithuania or Estonia. It was set up fully as just another state in the USSR.

    But the USSR no longer exists, and so autonomous sovereign Russia is now just Russia for Russians, and autonomous sovereign Ukraine is (presumably) for Ukrainians (for now, never mind the zillions of ethnic Poles that populate the western third of that artificial “Ukraine” – that’s for another time).

    The rest of this (awkward) story has many implications, you could argue about for days. Although (imo) not a place to frig around with just to keep the United States’ war machine running, although, sure looks like that’s the case. Manufacturing in the US has been “nationalized” with the private component having been handed over to Eastern Asia by the Bush-Clintons, having kissed too much ass for the unions. Hence the MIC (a government operation) now has sole control of 95% of manufacturing in the US. That’s pretty obvious. DC has to keep getting contracts so its buddies can keep the lights on and, in the process, it can distribute the monies as it pleases with no “capitalist” interference (wink, wink).

    • Agree: Robjil
  142. @Yukon Jack

    Klaus Schwab fanaticizes about a “great reset”. What is he talking about?

    [MORE]
    The chart is one interpretation that the great reset is a total deflationary collapse, like a debt jubilee, the system collapses and debt is liquidated all the way back to the start of the inflation. Under Elliott Wave rules, the current top is a fifth of a fifth wave, thus the correction will go back to the range of the 4th wave of lesser degree, which is show on the chart as the range from 1929 to 1932.

    Believe it or not elliott wavers have known this since before the start of the current bull market in 1982. So more than 40 years ago stock technical analysts were predicting a big rise then a even bigger fall. With everyone leveraged to the hilt in debt, a sudden deflation would catch everyone by surprise and everyone would lose everything. Thus ‘you will own nothing and be happy’.

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  143. W says:
    @A123

    Irrational extremists insist on throwing stones at Trump for obtaining what he could. With 20/20 hindsight we now know that Commander in Chief Trump avoided the “Afghanistan Withdrawal Debacle” trap that Gen SJW Milley intentionally laid. The fact that SJW Milley crushed the current White House occupant is sweet justice.

    Goyim throw stones at Trumpstein for signing an EO that bans criticism of Israel, moving the embassy, and luring his supporters to a 20 year prison sentence while he pardons criminals.

    Will the next MAGA President immediately achieve 100% of everything? Obviously not.

    Strawman, you know dam well what anti Trump nationalist have a problem with, you ignore it and reframe frame the issue into us wanting perfection.

    There will be eight years building up the MAGA movement before the next MAGA President takes office. Remember that it took decades for NeoConDemocrats and GOP(e) Investment Bankers to dig this hole for America. It will take multiple, back-to-back-to-back MAGA administrations, a MAGA House, and a MAGA Senate to fix the problems.

    That’s right goyim, wait for the next puppet, he’ll save you. Don’t fight back, wait for a savoir.

    Rubs hands.

    • Agree: Exile
  144. W says:
    @Yukon Jack

    Putin is pro Russia and anti-globalist, and he is not scum like Makow says.

    From his speech at the WEF Davos Forum Jan 28, 202:

    Of course, we need to coordinate the efforts of the entire world, as the UN Secretary-General suggests and as we urged recently at the G20 summit. It is essential to join and coordinate the efforts of the world in countering the spread of the virus and making the much needed vaccines more accessible. We need to help the countries that need support, including the African nations. I am referring to expanding the scale of testing and vaccinations.

    We see that mass vaccination is accessible today, primarily to people in the developed countries. Meanwhile, millions of people in the world are deprived even of the hope for this protection. In practice, such inequality could create a common threat because this is well known and has been said many times that it will drag out the epidemic and uncontrolled hotbeds will continue. The epidemic has no borders.

    Another important area that requires coordination, in fact, the coordination of the efforts of the entire international community, is to preserve the climate and nature of our planet. I will not say anything new in this respect.

    Only together can we achieve progress in resolving such critical problems as global warming, the reduction of forestlands, the loss of biodiversity, the increase in waste, the pollution of the ocean with plastic and so on, and find an optimal balance between economic development and the preservation of the environment for the current and future generations

    4d chess right?

  145. Decoy says:
    @Desert Fox

    Agree that Putin wants peace and security for the country he loves. I think the “Putin wants to recreate the Soviet Union” is Western media and politicians scare tactics. Time for the United States to look inward and also acknowledge our foreign policy failures of the past 30 years. They are numerous and costly in blood and treasure.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  146. @USA invades Israel

    “the Jew Ron Unz has allowed both you and I a forum.”

    Hey dude, you mean “you and me.” Go back to school and learn your letters (and pronouns).

    • Replies: @Zachary Smith
  147. @Quartermaster

    So many errors, so little time.

    First of all, Quartermaster needs to go to school and take remedial English. He still doesn’t understand how to spell common homophones like “their” and “they’re.” He says: “Their happy to be left out.” This is not just substandard English, it is primary school English.

    Quartermaster says: “Russia invaded Ukraine and is still occupying Ukranian territory.” Maybe Russia is occupying “Ukranian” territory, but most certainly Russia is not occupying Ukrainian territory. Eastern Ukraine is predominantly Russian. So is Crimea. Both territories were thoughtlessly given to Ukraine by Russians themselves (including Lenin), although Khrushchev was partly Ukrainian.

    And now to much more serious errors. Says Quartermaster: “[Putin] has already started a lesser war in 2014.” Not Putin, but USA started a lesser war in 2014, Nuland being the main public face of the US shameless, illegal and immoral intervention in Ukraine.

    Also, if Russia had indeed invaded Ukraine in 2014, today there would be no Ukraine. It would have taken the Russian army and air force about a day or two to reach Kiev. Russia even refused to absorb the two rebelling provinces and opted for them to remain in a newly proposed federated Ukraine. Ukraine never agreed. The latter is a fact, not an opinion.

    But I have no more time for Quartermaster’s stinking garbage.

    Frankly, how is it possible that such a certified moron can still exist in the 21st century!

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  148. @William71

    The point of this site is the alternative to the mainstream media. So this article specifically laid out facts the msm won’t cover. russia was weakened – so NATO expanded… russia was expected to collapse but didn’t… instead it reacted… now here we are…

  149. @Robert Konrad

    Quatermaster is a lying Septic psychopath. NOTHING unusual about that. I just watched two Congressional psychopaths, being fed their lines by a ‘female’ Fox psychopath (who declared that, if Russia attacked, Kabul would fall in days??!!), DEMANDING sanctions on Russia even if it does not ‘invade’ Ukraine, to ‘deter’ it. And other Imperial psychopaths are screeching that if Putin does not ‘invade’ he will have ‘backed down’ in the face of Septic power. Can these vermin get any more Evil and deranged?

  150. @Decoy

    The US State is a cancer-it CANNOT, by dint of its essential nature, ever reflect on its Evil actions and modify them, because if not attacking, subverting, murdering and destroying others, it will cease to be ‘Exceptional’.

  151. @Robert Konrad

    Come on-it’s a moronic provocation, that’s all. Poland is 100% owned by the Vatican. Russia doesn’t get a look in.

    • Replies: @Robert Konrad
  152. Exile says:
    @Sarita

    ISIS respecter and hasbarist.

    The Russians withdrew from Afghanistan before the USSR collapsed, late 1980’s. Putin was a KGB spook in East Germany through 1990.

    • Troll: Sarita
  153. Exile says:
    @Minsky

    Smaller nations bordering greater nations are within their sphere of influence. It’s a fact of geography and politics.

    The alternative requires a greater power to go to war for them. How has that worked out in the past? Was the autonomy of Poland worth over 80 million lives in WWII? No one outside of Poland thinks so, as with sane Poles.

    Bismarck was right about the evils of entangling alliances and the insanity of sacrificing all of Europe for the sake of the entirely unrealistic ambitions and expectations of smaller nations.

  154. @Zachary Smith

    Actually I’d go along with you some way, but not all the way, of course. (I like the website you attached, although I don’t agree with most of it. Thank you.)

    The bottom line is this: sloppy writing usually indicates sloppy thinking, and sloppy thinking in political matters is a serious problem that may encourage violence and war. If the problem involved only confusion of homophones and some other typical grammatical and other errors, I would not bother. But it doesn’t.

    Milton Friedman is usually assumed to have made the same observation I made above. And so is George Orwell, who is often quoted as saying that “the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.”

    • Agree: Harold Smith
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  155. @mulga mumblebrain

    Maybe it is. Which would explain this unbearable, impossibly stupid statement. And I agree with you that Poland is 100 percent owned by the Vatican, that is, by the pedophilic, homophobic, russophobic Polish Catholic Church.

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
  156. profnasty says:
    @SS-The Independent

    It’s a play on an old song, Whatever Lola Wants.
    Intended as humor.

  157. @A123

    It has hard to see what Putin can actually obtain from The Worst President in U.S. History.

    Is the current paedophile-in-chief the worst – or is there worse yet to come?

    It’s always darkest just before the dawn – but we only know that it was darkest when it starts to get brighter. Just how much darker can it get? There’s no shortage of delusional homicidal psycopaths to choose from.

    One thing Putin can get from the current (fake) Biden administration, regardless of what path the Americans decide to take, is the motivation and resolve to do whatever Russia decides it has to do next.

  158. @Yukon Jack

    Excellent analysis of the situation.

    One observation that might be added is that the big wars always come after the crash or depression. So Exercise WWIII (or IV, depending on your view) probably won’t go fully kinetic until after the worst global depression (or genocide, if Klaus and friends have their way) in history has run its course.

    Another tangential observation is that the coming mini-ice-age is poised to really kick in around 2030 – which will really throw a spanner into the world economy, energy demands and food production. (IMO the term “mini-ice-age” is a species of denial, because we have nothing to index it against, and worse still, no-one knows for sure whether the coming freeze will last for 50 years or 500 years or even longer).

    So, in a nutshell, the prognosis is not looking good.

    For a variety of reasons, people in Northern regions might want to consider moving south – way south. Just not to Australia or New Zealand (unless you can do them a favour by invading the joints and lynching their entire current governments).

    But make sure to liquidate Klaus, Bill and all their close friends first.

    • Replies: @Yukon Jack
  159. Athena says:

    Current Concerns
    ”Letters to the Editor”

    ”Respect is different”

    https://www.zeit-fragen.ch/en/archives/2022/no-2-7-february-2022/letters-to-the-editor.html

    (excerpt)

    ”In hundreds of reports and commentaries on radio, television and in the print media, we are confronted with a very one-sided image of a president: aggressive, authoritarian and martial. This refers to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Today, too, threat scenarios are being claimed. Once again, the OSCE reports the opposite. Russian troops had been “deployed” directly on the border, we have been reading, hearing and seeing in the media for days and weeks. In reality, the annual Russian manoeuvres are taking place a hundred kilometres away from the Ukrainian border – neither appropriately camouflaged, as is usual in the case of intentions to attack, nor in larger numbers than usual – according to the OSCE. Who actually developed and disseminated the term “Putinversteher” (Putin understander)1? It is used to classify and label as somehow suspect anyone who does not unreservedly endorse the agitation against Russia. Respect is different. I would like to see comprehensive, neutral reporting without polarisation or hasty partisanship. Only then is it possible to form an unbiased opinion.”

    • Agree: DevilAdvocate
  160. @Poco

    And dying at age 35. Sure, happier.

  161. @David from Alaska

    What can you expect when the state department is run by filthy disgusting Jews?

  162. anastasia says:

    Russia is still weak, but we will never forgive Putin for throwing our oligarchs out of Russia when they raped that country and starved its people after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    What does a weak country want? They want what all weak people want. They want the bully to stop bullying them. Imagine what would happen if he put missile bases at the border of Mexico. We have placed missile bases all around the perimeter of Russia.

    At this point, he certainly could not be holding his breath waiting for us to end our bully ways. But he is still weak, so he’s restrained, and biding his time.

    Let’s hope he stays in office. It’s pretty pathetic when I have to look to the leader of Russia for my safety.

    The Crimea is quintessentially Russian. To say that the referendum was a fake reminds me of the propaganda for Hitler’s “invasion” of Austria, where instead of bullets, they threw flowers at him.

    As far as Poland is concerned, have they ever been on the right side of an issue?

  163. Athena says:

    Québec will never support the war of the US-UK-France against Russia.

  164. GM says:

    When it cames to Russia ,USA both loved zionist …we see how they work togheder in Syria ,Yemen Palestine….for exempl,they killed Syriens people and let Isreal do dirty jobe there..
    in Ukrain in 1990 USA relocated all nuclear weapon from Ukrain to Russia ,

    do you think if Ukrainian has keeped the new generation nuclear weapon ,as USA furnished Australie..can Russia act aggressively..?

    before this ,don’t forget walstreet financed bolchevik revolution ,who ? The americains jewish..

    • Agree: Mevashir
    • Replies: @Robjil
  165. @Robert Konrad

    Friedman’s most cogent observation was simple-‘Capitalism is good for the Jews’.

  166. paul52 says:

    What does Jewtin want?
    – Exterminate Russian nationalists everywhere
    – Rob the Russian nation blind
    – Punish “anti-semetic scum”
    – Forgive & forget millions of Fuckranian debt/ Give Fuckraine free gas
    – Keep deficating on the Russian nation with Pro-Amerikkkan propaganda outlets owned by Gazprom
    – Sit back, do nothing as Japan takes away more islands. Why bother defending the nation you claim to be the leader of when you’re nothing more than a parasite? Fuck oaths, fuck duty. It’s a free for all jewish parasite lifestyle.
    – Create 3 units of “cutting edge” military technology, then steal the rest of the dough that was allocated
    – Blabber bullshit over the tel-aviv-vision to audiences of mentally disabled russian rednecks and his american butt sniffers like David Puke and Paul Cretin Roberts.
    – Do nothing about the j00z – cuz why bother? All he needs is the people’s money and more McMansions.
    – Pay for his children’s tuition and trinkets in foreign countries. Why bother being a “nationalist”?
    – Put more stolen millions into “evil” Western banks.
    – Sit back, keep letting Fuckraine exterminate it’s Russian population. Even pay them to do it.

    “Russian nationalists are antisemetic pigs!” – Vlad Vaginavich Jewtin.

  167. Robjil says:
    @GM

    do you think if Ukrainian has keeped the new generation nuclear weapon ,as USA furnished Australie..can Russia act aggressively..?

    Fifteen republics, why Ukraine must have nukes? Nukes are with the capitol. If Ukraine wanted nukes, it should of stayed with Russia.

    What is going on Ukraine, is all the US empire’s fault. US empire has most of Ukraine, except Crimea and Donbass. That is a big chunk of land, over 200000 square miles. The greatest “gift” to the US from Russia since the US bought Alaska from Russia. Nuland said the US empire spent 5 billion dollars to get Ukraine. Her cookies worked in the end.

    Why must there be a nuke war and possible end of the world for the US empire’s greed for world domination? The US empire took Kosovo from Yugoslavia. The Turks took Northern Cyprus from Cyprus. Southern Sudan broke away from Sudan. Lots of incidences where nations break up. The Soviet Union broke up. All these situations worked for the US empire so it was “OK”. The world does not need a world war for the US empire’s greed.

  168. @paul52

    Who cuts your paycheck?

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  169. anon[379] • Disclaimer says:
    @emerging majority

    he sorta has a point does he not? Putin does give off controlled opposition vibes the closer you examine the little midget.

  170. Mevashir says:
    @A123

    I’m surprised you’re not attacking Putin for allying with Israel’s enemies Syria and Iran. What gives?

  171. Mevashir says:
    @paul52

    “Russian nationalists are antisemetic pigs!” – Vlad Vaginavich Jewtin.

    Did he actually say that?

    He has justified the official US 9/11 coverup for the last 20 years.

  172. @Ultrafart the Brave

    One observation that might be added is that the big wars always come after the crash or depression. So Exercise WWIII (or IV, depending on your view) probably won’t go fully kinetic until after the worst global depression (or genocide, if Klaus and friends have their way) in history has run its course.

    Yes, big wars always come after the crashthat is shown on this chart:

    Locate the Revolutionary War (France + Amerika), Civil War, and WW2 on this chart:

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  173. @Yukon Jack

    Thanks for the chart. Very useful to establish some perspective of where we’re at, and where we’re headed.

    Given the likely scale and duration of the next correction (4th wave) then the war to decimate the entire Northern Hemisphere with “bombs of enormous power” (foretold by various visionaries) might still be a way off yet – maybe another generation or more.

    Needless to say, Exercise WWIII will be a doozy, dwarfing Exercise WWII – the latter being the trough war at one entire degree below what we’re now being faced with.

    This doesn’t preclude other little wars within the 4th wave structure – but the big one (if we assume that it’s unavoidable) will (hopefully) have to wait until that’s over and done with, and the following 5th wave starts its ascent (and hopefully Klaus and Bill and Melinda will be dead by then).

    That will be small comfort, unfortunately, for the clueless plebs currently occupying the planet, with the suffering, starvation, pestilence and death due in the imminent correction itself likely to be truly unprecedented and span a couple of decades (or more). That is a mighty huge 4th wave correction coming up, after all.

    It all folds in nicely with Klaus Schwab’s planned Great Reset depopulation agenda coupled with the simultaneous arrival of another ice-age of as yet unknown proportions (about which the general population remains completely unaware).

  174. dd121 says:

    Russia supplies Europe with natural gas and gasoline. The sabre rattling will drive a barrel of oil up over \$100 a barrel. They stand to make a ton of money and they don’t even have to fire a shot.

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