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Coming straight from President Putin, it did sound like a bolt from the sky:

“We need long-term legally binding guarantees even if we know they cannot be trusted, as the U.S. frequently withdraws from treaties that become uninteresting to them. But it’s something, not just verbal assurances.”

And that’s how Russia-U.S. relations come to the definitive crunch – after an interminable series of polite red alerts coming from Moscow.

Putin once again had to specify that Russia is looking for “indivisible, equitable security” – a principle established since Helsinki in 1975 – even though he no longer sees the U.S. as a dependable “partner”, that diplomatically nicety so debased by the Empire since the end of the USSR.

The “frequently withdrawing from treaties” passage can easily be referred to as Washington in 2002 under Bush Jr. pulling out of the ABM treaty signed between the U.S. and the USSR in 1972. Or it could be referred to as the U.S. under Trump destroying the JCPOA signed with Iran and guaranteed by the UN. Precedents abound.

Putin was once again exercising the Taoist patience so characteristic of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: explaining the obvious not only to a Russian but also a global audience. The Global South may easily understand this reference; “When international law and the UN Charter interfere, they [the U.S.] declare it all obsolete and unnecessary.”

Earlier, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko had been uncommonly assertive – leaving nothing for the imagination:

“We just make it clear that we are ready to talk about switching over from a military or a military-technical scenario to a political process that will strengthen the security of all countries in the area of the OCSE, Euro-Atlantic and Eurasia. If that doesn’t work out, we signaled to them [NATO] that we will also move over to creating counter threats, but it will then be too late to ask us why we made these decisions and why we deployed these systems.”

So in the end it comes down to Europeans facing “the prospect of turning the continent into a field of military confrontation.” That will be the inevitable consequence of a NATO “decision” actually decided in Washington.

Incidentally: any possible, future “counter threats” will be coordinated between Russia and China.

Mr. Zircon is on the line, Sir

Every sentient being from Atlanticist shores to Eurasian steppes by now knows the content of the Russian draft agreements on security guarantees presented to the Americans, as detailed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.

Key provisions include no further NATO expansion; no Ukraine admission; no NATO shenanigans in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Transcaucasia and Central Asia; Russia and NATO agreeing not to deploy intermediate and short-range missiles in areas from where they can hit each other’s territory; establishment of hotlines; and the NATO-Russia Council actively involved in resolving disputes.

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs extensively reiterated that the Americans received “detailed explanations of the logic of the Russian approach”, so the ball is in Washington’s court.

Well, National Security advisor Jake Sullivan at first seemed to kick it, when he admitted, on the record, that Putin may not want to “invade” Ukraine.

Then there were rumblings that the Americans would get back to Moscow this week with their own “concrete security proposals”, after de facto writing the script for their NATO minions, invariably conveyed in spectacularly mediocre fashion by secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg.

The Ukraine narrative didn’t change an inch: “severe measures” – of an economic and financial nature – remain in the pipeline if Russia engages in “further aggression” in Ukraine.

Moscow was not fooled. Ryabkow had to specify, once again, that the Russian proposals were on a bilateral basis. Translation: we talk only to those with deciding power, not to minions. The involvement of other countries, Ryabkov said, “will deprive them of their meaning.”

From the start, NATO’s response had been predictably obvious: Russia is conducting a “substantial, unprovoked, and unjustified” military buildup along its border with Ukraine and is making “false … claims of Ukrainian and NATO provocations”.

That once again proved the point it’s a monumental waste of time to discuss with yapping chihuahuas of the Stoltenberg variety, for whom “NATO expansion will continue, whether Russia likes it or not.”

In fact, whether U.S. and NATO functionaries like it or not, what’s really happening in the realpolitk realm is Russia dictating new terms from a position of power. In a nutshell: you may learn the new game in town in a peaceful manner, civilized dialogue included, or you will learn the hard way via a dialogue with Mr. Iskandr, Mr. Kalibr, Mr. Khinzal and Mr. Zircon.

The inestimable Andrei Martyanov has extensively analysed for years now all the details of Russia’s overwhelming military dominance, hypersonic and otherwise, across the European space – as well as the dire consequences if the U.S. and NATO minions “decide that they want to continue to play dumb.”

Martyanov has also noted that Russia “understands the split with the West and is ready to take any consequences, including, already declining, shrinkage of trade and reduction of the supply of hydrocarbons to the EU.”

That’s where the whole ballet around the security guarantees intersects with the crucial Pipelineistan angle. To sum it all up: exit Nord Stream 2, enter Power of Siberia 2.

So let’s revisit why the looming energy catastrophe in the EU is not forcing anyone in Russia to lose his/her sleep.

Dancing in the Siberian night

One the top takeaways of the strategic Putin-Xi video conference last week was the immediate future of Power of Siberia 2 – which will snake in across Mongolia to deliver up to 50 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually to China.


So it was hardly an accident that Putin received Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh in the Kremlin, the day after he talked to Xi, to discuss Power of Siberia 2. The key parameters of the pipeline have already been set, a feasibility study will be completed in early 2022, and the deal – minus last-minute pricing tune-ups – is practically clinched.

Power of Siberia 2 follows the 2,200 km long Power of Siberia 1, launched in 2019 from Eastern Siberia to northern China and the focus of a $400 billion deal struck between Gazprom and China’s CNPC. Power of Siberia 1’s full capacity will be reached in 2025, when it will be supplying 38 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

Power of Siberia 2, a much bigger operation, was planned years ago, but it was hard to find consensus on the final route. Gazprom wanted Western Siberia to Xinjiang across the Altai mountains. The Chinese wanted transit via Mongolia straight into central China. The Chinese eventually prevailed. The final route across Mongolia was decided only two months ago. Construction should begin in 2024.

This is a massive geoeconomic game-changer, totally in line with the increasingly sophisticated Russia-China strategic partnership. But it’s also supremely important geopolitically (Remember Xi: China supports Russia’s “core interests”).

The gas for Power of Siberia 2 will come from the same fields currently supplying the EU market. Whatever demented concoctions the European Commission – and the new German government – may apply on stalling the operation of Nord Stream 2, Gazprom’s main focus will be China.

It doesn’t matter for Gazprom that China as a customer in the near future will not fully replace the whole EU market. What matters is the steady business flow and the absence of infantile politicking. For China what matters is an extra, guaranteed overland supply rote boosting its strategy of “escaping from Malacca”: the possibility, in case Cold War 2.0 turns hot, that the U.S. Navy would eventually block maritime shipping of energy sources via Southeast Asia to China.

Beijing of course is all over the place when it comes to buying Russian natural gas. The Chinese have a 30% stake in Novatek’s $27 billion Yamal project and a 20% stake in the $21 billion Arctic project.

So welcome to 2022 and the new, high stakes realpolitik Great Game.

U.S. elites had been terrified of playing Russia against China because they fear this would lead Germany to ally with Russia and China – leaving the Empire of Chaos out in the cold.

And that leads to the “mystery” inside the enigma of the whole Ukrainian face: use it to force the EU away from Russian natural resources.

Russia is turning the whole show upside down. As an energy superpower, instead of an internally corroded EU dictated by NATO, Russia will be mostly focused on its Asian customers.

In parallel, military superpower Russia, having had enough of U.S./NATO bullying, is now dictating the terms of a new arrangement. Lavrov confirmed the first round of Russia-U.S. talks on security guarantees will be held in early 2022.

Are these ultimatums? Not really. Seems like Ryabkov, with notable didacticism, will have to keep explaining it over and over again: “We do not speak in the language of ultimatums with anyone. We have a responsible attitude towards our own security and the security of others. The point is not that we have issued an ultimatum, not at all, but that the seriousness of our warning must not be underestimated.”

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  1. Petermx says:

    I traveled to Germany I believe four or five times between 2016 and 2018. I stayed at an Airbnb or similar rental, not a hotel. The first time I rented an apartment from someone for a few weeks in Berlin and everything was fine. The next three or four times I rented something it was never warm enough for me and I did not have control over the temperature. The last two times I went I was cold, the last time very cold. One time I went I stayed at two different places, one in eastern Germany and then a second place in western Germany and was almost freezing in both places. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Germany was negotiating to import gas from Russia (and have sabotaged their own deal) and it was cold at every place I stayed at, except for one. By contrast, I have traveled to and spent a lot of time in Estonia since late 2018 and I have been comfortable to very comfortable in every place I stayed. No temperature problems and Estonia has colder weather than Germany. It is also an eastern European country that was considerably poorer than Germany only fifteen years ago. Since then, Estonia has drastically improved while I believe Germany is getting poorer.

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  2. convoy says:

    Dear Russia, if you act like a junior you will be treated as such! No reply so far? Did you expect any “agreement” now? You think out of nowhere your partners are “agreement capable”??? You look a kind of helpless to respond to the West’s hybrid war against you and they won’t change their tactic anytime since they are advancing and you are retreating. The whole world are talking about your “ultimatum” and the West? They are just ignoring you and again because it is a winning tactic. Your hyper sonic weapons won’t help you since the there won’t be any hot war anytime soon. How is operation Idlib coming along? Can’t deal with Turkey? Stuck in Syria? Ukraine is a failing state? you think so? Nope, Ukraine is a treasure for the Empire and it was yanked away from RF and it will be a big hybrid front against Russia. Meanwhile in Russia, you need to wear a mask? Take the vaccines? Need a vaccine passport to shop? Booster is coming? Dear Russia, you look like a Junior to me.

    • Disagree: Petermx
  3. Notsofast says:

    the thing about yapping dogs is that they think everyone is terrified by their fearsome display. the first time someone kicks one across the room it adjusts their whole attitude. if stoltenberg ( who really does look like a chihuahua) and the other yapping dogs ever confront the russian wolfhound or the chinese mastiff, they will become yelping dogs.

    • Replies: @Fart Blossom
  4. SIMP simp says:

    What matters is […] the absence of infantile politicking.

    The chicoms are masters of infantile politicking throwing childish tantrums about anything and everything which is why they have poor relations with basically everyone in Asia-Pacific.

  5. @SIMP simp

    Poor relations with everyone in the Asia Pacific?? Really??? Trump – Pompeo – Blinken – Biden – Austin have all gone and tried to get every nation to join their alliance against China. So far only Japan and Australia – there usual vassals have joined in. So what are you talking about??? I know they are hoping for some suicidal Filipino with Stockholm Syndrome affection toward their former colonizer will get elected – but again – that would only make 3 – IF that happens. You read too much mainstream media.

    • Replies: @Anon
  6. Also of note is that both Russia and China just put huge money into that new Iranian gas field as well…

    But as to NATO – not sure why Finland and Sweden are also make dumb rumblings about being free to choose whether they can join NATO or not. Its psychotic. They have prospered being neutral… It should be the other way.. Norway should be trying to get out. Turkey as well. It is a liability to both of them.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  7. @showmethereal

    Norway has just made clear they want no “allied” air and naval assets
    near their Russian border (it´s some vile real estate and good
    cross-border relations are to be treasured).

    Of course it would be better to leave completely but USrael would
    immediately argue they are “incapable of protecting their neutrality”
    and thus not-sovereign fair game.

    Turkey will become interesting – but the Lira is in freefall, the EU out of reach
    and Greater Turkestan would not amuse the Russians.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  8. Anon[313] • Disclaimer says:

    You forgot Vietnam, Taiwan, and Thailand. Sucka!!!

    • Replies: @showmethereal
    , @annamaria
  9. Aedib says:

    The Eurocrats told Russia “take your gas with you and go out!” They will have their wishes fulfilled. They will whine later, but who cares? The EU is a morbid corpse right now.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    , @Anonymous
    , @Ocko
  10. Beckow says:

    A classical bluff by both sides. EU can’t show dependence or its position would unravel. They said NS2 not till next summer. A bold move. They are trying to get Russia to ship through Ukraine.

    Russia could raise the stakes: approve NS2 by February or we are abandoning it. $5 billion write-off for Russia and their German-Austrian-Dutch partners, and a panic in the German industry. It looks like the side with the physical stuff is in a better position. But Russia would have to stop worrying about the funny virtual money that EU is paying for the gas. What exactly is that money worth to Russia? Are they insane?

    • Agree: GMC
    • Replies: @Aedib
    , @Mulga Mumblebrain
  11. @Anon

    Taiwan is not a nation…. It is an unresolved Chinese territory from the civil war.
    Vietnam has maritime disputes with every one of it’s neighbors. They all regularly take Vietnamese vessels and destroy them. So does Vietnam have bad relations with all of its neighbors?
    Meanwhile Vietnamese just lined up to get on their brand new subway system built by Chinese. Go figure. That’s bad relations huh? About as bad as relations with Britain and France arguing over their fishing rights.
    Thailand just is about to receive a new naval vessel from China (Type 071 landing ship). They have other naval ships on order from China. I guess they are going to join the US and fight China with Chinese ships – huh??? Again – your type have no clue what you are talking about.

    You can check all the things I noted… But the dumb media you read won’t point those things out to you.

    • Agree: Mulga Mumblebrain
    • Replies: @lee
    , @InnerCynic
  12. @nokangaroos

    Well that is good for Norway if they did make that determination. But I don’t see how they can refuse the orders of the Mafia boss if they are in NATO…??? I remember earlier this year reading they were using Norway to conduct surveillance flights and interception of Russian planes in the Arctic… So I dont know how that will shake out… But if they did say that – it makes it even more peculiar that Sweden and Finland would make those statements now… There is a lot of confusion going on.

    I guess Turkey has factions (similar to Russia and China) who want to be tied to the west – but don’t realize they will never be really accepted except as a tool. But Erdogan is a different type. He has some strange ambitions. It doesn’t pay for Turkey to be antagonistic to Russia – so I really don’t see why they would want to remain in NATO.

  13. Anonymous[244] • Disclaimer says:

    “The EU is a morbid corpse right now”.

    Lucky that’s still in the ‘morbid’ stage.

    Wait till once putrefaction really sets in – and, of course it will – and it *really* starts to stink up the joint ……

    • Replies: @Aedib
  14. Aedib says:

    You are right. UE is still not a corpse. It is a morbid body but it is still not dead. Someday the European nations will wake up and start to defend their natural national interests. This cacophonic supranational aberration is killing the Western civilization. Their suppression is a necessary outcome to save what still can be saved.

    • Disagree: Fr. John
  15. Aedib says:

    Russia could raise the stakes: approve NS2 by February or we are abandoning it.

    I don’t think so. I think they will wait for the Bavarian industrialist to rise up against the green regime that is prone to kill the German industry in the name of the woke ideology.

  16. Beckow says:

    They could wait for a long time…

    • Agree: Aedib
  17. anon[141] • Disclaimer says:

    NATO has caused Europe to essentially disarm since WW 2. Europe used the 20 years between WW 1 and WW 2 to rearm, cheating wherever possible.

    It’s been 75 years since the end of WW 2 and European countries are determined to shirk their 2% military expenditures. They are incapable of seriously threatening anyone.

    Putin is the only one taking any of this superficial threat seriously. He may be superficially annoyed by NATO expansion, but Europe is finished as a serious military threat to anyone.

    The idea that Ukraine is any sort of prize is insane. Russia could barely afford funding the Donbas, much less the rest of the country. The West has its own basket cases and hardly need another.
    And the more NATO expands, the weaker it gets.

    So as it stands, Putin has the ideal “enemy”. Inefficient and chronically underfunded. With its traditional competitors happily disarming themselves. He can only make things worse by pushing things too far.

    And I will also note that ton the extent that Russia might be a naval threat, what could be better than having it bottled ups in the Black Sea? As if projecting naval power into the Stans means anything in the West.

    Everyone has won, but only if no one presses the point. But all of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone,” wrote the French philosopher Blaise Pascal.

    • Replies: @dogbumbreath
  18. Right-minded people have been waiting for Russia to make its move after decades of bullying. Now, let the games begin.

    • Thanks: GMC
  19. Aedib says:

    Russian gas exports to China reach ‘record’ level


  20. @SIMP simp

    Funny how these Western racists lie all the time, and project their crimes and failings onto others. Like school-yard bullies, which is just about their level.

  21. @Beckow

    Good idea. Put it right up that HIDEOUS ‘Green’ German Foreign Minister, and see how she reacts. With hysteria, I guarantee. Funny how Western politics selects for the worst in both sexes-or should I say ALL sexes?

    • Replies: @annamaria
  22. sally says:

    I think Russia speaks for all of humanity in seeking indivisible equitable guaranteed security.. 90% of associating with a society of other humans(nations so to speak) is to find ways for the individual to remain secure from any but a natural death and from any but a life subordinated to tyranny or imprisonment for other than violence against another.

    The most powerful political leaderships of the western NATA nation states are not in control of the nation state their job descriptions vouch that they are in charge of. .. by title such leaders are in charge, by signature such leaders are, on a piece of paper, but by action, deed, decision, and so forth they are not. and will never be as long as the global monopoly powered commercial, banking, health care and MSM media control the economics and distribution of capital and returns to labor in the western world. Where today there is one corporation, there should be 1000 of corporations in the same markets. The rule of law and intrusion into the nations of others have eliminated nearly all economic competition; what’s left is monopoly powered empires bigger and more powerful than any nation state.

    The national leaders of the western world do not have the initial, confirming or final say in global, regional, national or local decisions, including, but not limited to, security, war, health care, energy, banking, privatization, taxation, threats, and long term projects.. the western leadership can sign off, but they cannot guarantee, what Putin is asking for.. it is not within their political power to do so.

    • Agree: atlantis_dweller
    • Thanks: emerging majority
  23. “Key provisions include no further NATO expansion; no Ukraine admission; no NATO shenanigans in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Transcaucasia and Central Asia; Russia and NATO agreeing not to deploy intermediate and short-range missiles in areas from where they can hit each other’s territory; establishment of hotlines; and the NATO-Russia Council actively involved in resolving disputes.”


    Add: moving Russian @sses from the Donbas region.

    Then, it could work.

    Otherwise- no.

  24. @Petermx

    “ while I believe Germany is getting poorer.”

    As long as you have people in Germany who are the descendants of Jewish American social engineering that plagued Germany after her defeat in 1945, when Donitz had to sign a treaty of total surrender, thereby sealing off Germany’s fate as a broken power without any hope of a true renaissance, the German political leadership has been moving from bad to worse over the course of the last seventy six years. While the Germans have had giant statesmen, chained nonetheless, of the Adenauer, Helmut Schmidt and Gerhard Schroeder types, all were unable to break free from under the spell of the Anglo Zionist Empire, the decline into vassal status accelerated with Merkel and that last lying Chancellor Olaf Scholz who ran on a platform promising not to coerce Germans into Covid vaccination only to reverse course as soon as he came to power while Germans are simply passively accepting the new mediocrity.

    If Germans fail to learn from their tragic history the consequences of taking a hostile stand towards Russia, then Germany’s prospects are doomed. Will Germany get its German Putin moment?

  25. Nato might not be facing East, Nato might not be a military entity but rather a militarized police force. Keeping the enslaved surplus populations in, and under control. Nato might be preventing the internal disintegration and the consequent implosion to be escaped from by the local populations.

    When there is conflict there are gray zones, and Nato is prohibiting these gray zones from being exploited and minimizing their surface. The times are medieval, it is all about keeping the enclaves of corrupted, “privileged” “in power” elites from having their rabble rise, rouse, escape the boot of their West.

    The Western populations are conditioned to be fattened with cheap culture and food. When they wane of that diet(reality war), they might shed their varnish of submissiveness, a menace for our power elites.

    Since the idea is quite novel, and the comments are owned by, feel free to elaborate on this quite novel concept of thinking before some Jewish award winning journo takes credit for it.

    • Agree: Robert Bruce
    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  26. Aedib says:

    US diverts LNG supplies away from China

    The master is selling gas to the serfs.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  27. lee says:

    show said:

    Vietnamese just lined up to get on their brand new subway system built by Chinese.

    A subway system wasn’t built in Hanoi —–an elevated railway was. BTW–nobody is riding it.

    10 years to build 13K of track isnt anything to brag about either.

  28. What happens is that Europeans accustomed to killing and robbing other races try not to pay for gas and seek a way to bring “their democracy” to Russia and take the gas for free.
    And they are hysterical because the Navalny thing went wrong; and after the failures of Napoleon and Hitler it stands to reason that they lack the courage to go kill Russians in their own lands again.

    • Replies: @sally
  29. @Notsofast

    How to deal with bullies 101.:

    the thing about yapping dogs is that they think everyone is terrified by their fearsome display. the first time someone kicks one across the room it adjusts their whole attitude.

    “We need long-term legally binding guarantees even if we know they cannot be trusted…

    It could’ve been lost in the translation but he should mean, “especially since we know they cannot be trusted.” And if I were him, I’d drop the “legally-binding” and set up my own guarantees. Experience shows that “legally-binding” is meaningless and useless. One simply cannot deal with the dastardly bastards.

    • Agree: Mustapha Mond
  30. Charles says:

    Fifty-plus years ago Nixon said (in a somewhat different context) that US relations with China would be the key to a better future for both the US and China. He was right, at least about the US.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  31. PJ London says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    The Donbass is +90% Russian speaking and now +50% Russian citizens.
    The only reason that Russia supported the Donbass region is the very explicit threat of genocide to the Russian speaking population of Ukraine, particularly Donbass – Lugansk

    Transcript: “It’s perfectly simple. You need to kill 1.5 million people in Donbass”
    Translated from Ukrainian by Valentina Lisitsa

    Bogdan Boutkevitch: Ok, you ask me “How can this be happening?” Well, it happens because Donbass, in general, is not simply a region in a very depressed condition, it has got a whole number of problems, the biggest of which is that it is severely overpopulated with people nobody has any use for. Trust me I know perfectly well what I am saying.
    If we take, for example, just the Donetsk oblast, there are approximately 4 million inhabitants, at least 1.5 million of which are superfluous. That’s what I mean: we don’t need to [try to] “understand” Donbass, we need to understand Ukrainian national interests.
    Donbass must be exploited as a resource, which it is. I don’t claim to have a quick solution recipe, but the most important thing that must be done – no matter how cruel it may sound – is that there is a certain category of people that must be exterminated.”

    • Thanks: emerging majority
  32. PJ London says:
    @Joe Levantine

    Since the 1800s, the fear of the money-lenders of Europe was the combination of the German skills and work ethic combined with the Russian resources and pride.

    “…Behind all the governments and the armies there was a big subterranean movement going on, engineered by very dangerous people.”
    In an opening dedication to a friend, Thomas Arthur Nelson, Buchan refers to his era as a time “when the wildest fictions are so much less improbable than the facts.”

    In the first chapter, the protagonist, Hannay, is told by a mysterious stranger of an “international conspiracy” aimed at turning the armies of Russia and Germany against one another. The conflict will be precipitated by the assassination of the Greek prime minister, Karolides.

    The stranger, who later turns out to be Franklin Scudder, a British agent, goes on to tell Hannay that “the Jew” — who “hates Russia worse than hell” — is behind the plot:

    “[Had the US not entered WWI] … peace would have been made with Germany; and there would have been no collapse in Russia leading to Communism; no breakdown of government in Italy followed by Fascism; and Nazism never would have gained ascendancy in Germany.”
    Winston Churchill, Social Justice Magazine, July 3 (1939

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s wife died, before her death she would state, “If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.”

    They are still petrified, but screwed because the Chinese are now combining with Russia to destroy the tribes stranglehold on the world.

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  33. @Joe Levantine

    Will Germany get its German Putin moment?

    Agree your bad to worse ref German govts from WW2, Joe.
    This is arguably the outworking of “Germany Must Perish” by TN Kaufman, published and received with acclaim in USA in 1941.

    German passivity is now being challenged by widespread street protests abt the covid vaxx regime. Whether these result in a genuine ouster of Europe’s most repressive government (no mean feat) remains to be seen.
    If not, Mr Kaufman’s final solution blueprint will continue as it has for 75 years.

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
    , @Bill Jones
  34. @Joe Levantine

    It is the ultimate test. If the nu-Germans cant do the simplest thing of just waking up and piss on GI-corpseholes and executing the traitors, then we dont deserve to live. Do that and the whole Holohoax problem will disappear also.

    • Agree: Joe Levantine
  35. @PJ London

    “ In the first chapter, the protagonist, Hannay, is told by a mysterious stranger of an “international conspiracy” aimed at turning the armies of Russia and Germany against one another. The conflict will be precipitated by the assassination of the Greek prime minister, Karolides.”

    While what you are stating is true, I would add that the seeds of conflict among the three Imperial Empires of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia were sown by none other than tribe member Disraeli who insisted on putting Serbia under the Hapsburg rule thereby making any detente between Russia and Austria-Hungary a very remote possibility. Had Kaiser Wilhelm placated Russia, even at the risk of breaking the alliance with Austria-Hungary, WWI would have been a short war with the Germans victorious.

    “ –
    “[Had the US not entered WWI] … peace would have been made with Germany; and there would have been no collapse in Russia leading to Communism; no breakdown of government in Italy followed by Fascism; and Nazism never would have gained ascendancy in Germany.”

    Winston Churchill, Social Justice Magazine, July 3 (1939”

    Typical British hypocrisy stated by the person who was most responsible for wrecking the British Empire by sabotaging all of Hitler’s peace overtures. While British intelligence did not spare an effort at pulling the U. S. into the European mayhem, going as far as sinking the Lusitania which was carrying loads of munitions from America while transporting on board civilian passengers, Churchill makes it sound like the U.S. entered WWI against the interests of Britain. Little did our history teachers tell us about Kaiser Wilhelm’s peace offer in 1916, when the tide of the war was clearly going Germany’s way, by offering that the protagonists go back to their borders on a status quo ante. The deal did not get a chance because the tribe convinced the British leadership to decline the German peace offer in return for pulling the U.S. into the conflict, and lo and behold, the American yellow press turned against the Germans after it had spent the first two years of WWI attacking Russia.

    “ They are still petrified, but screwed because the Chinese are now combining with Russia to destroy the tribes stranglehold on the world.”

    Yes indeed and amen to that. Unfortunately, many people especially Europeans are bound to suffer immensely for the machinations of the tribe should war break out.

    • Agree: HdC, John Q Duped
  36. MLK says:

    I’m grateful to Buchanan for succinctly detailing the no longer deniable geopolitical Sad Story:

    The last line being the key:

    Of the passing of that preeminence we had in 1991, let it be said: We did it to ourselves.

    I’m not in any manner or form diminishing the danger of this moment, but accepting geopolitical (and national) self-mutilation is the condition precedent to renewal.

    If the second Yeltsin term was tragedy, Obama’s third with Biden playing Yeltsin is surely farce. There have been many clear signs along the way. They first took the form of ignoring those who knew where of they speak, even when making admonitions intelligible to middle schoolers (e.g. Kennan).

    Then an inexorable drive to go from bad to worse in terms of headlining policymakers. I’ve often wondered what serious foreigners thought when, for example, incompetent psychopaths like Brennan rose — as if Beria-types were unavoidable; only to then be given a perch on the TV to rub our decline in everyones faces.

    The “frequently withdrawing from treaties” passage can easily be referred to as Washington in 2002 under Bush Jr. pulling out of the ABM treaty signed between the U.S. and the USSR in 1972. Or it could be referred to as the U.S. under Trump destroying the JCPOA signed with Iran and guaranteed by the UN. Precedents abound.

    Nonsense. ABM is a treaty. JCPOA was not. Nor is Iran geopolitically comparable to Russia. As a serious writer on this subject you should avoid such conflation regardless of how well received it is by this audience. Even upon collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, American geostrategic policy construction still began with Russia. Iran isn’t even a close second. It’s small potatoes.

  37. @PJ London

    The only way Donbas is so much Russian speaking is Stalin’s genocide of Ukrainians. Russians, if they want to be a part of Russia, should go there.

    The same thing as with Germans in the Sudetenland.

  38. @Arthur MacBride

    “ If not, Mr Kaufman’s final solution blueprint will continue as it has for 75 years.”

    Unfortunately this is exactly the case. The social engineering of Germany, now being extended to almost all Western countries, makes the Germans suicide prone in their attempt at protecting the interests of the parasitical invaders. What we are missing here is that Kaufman’s plan for Germany was supported vigorously by Henry Morgenthau and was partially executed by Eisenhower when he deliberately starved to death more than a million German POW’s ( James Bacques’ Other Losses). The plan to depopulate Germany ultimately failed because Stalin was not willing to go along reasoning that East German productivity would help Russian post war reconstruction. Kudos for the most vilified dictator of all times.

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride, HdC
  39. @Aedib

    You beat me to it, as I was going to post that identical link with the caption: “The US plan against NS2 bears fruit”. Serfs indeed.


    • Thanks: Aedib
  40. @Charles

    Nixon was a very bright man and very astute politician. Paranoid in many ways, true (and his undoing), but that should not diminish any of his accomplishments, among which was signing some of the most critical US environmental protections into law, which right wing idol Reagan tried to completely undo.

    About Nixon and what he accomplished in his presidency:

    IMHO, Reagan should be relegated to where Nixon stands currently, and vice versa…..

  41. Myles says:

    I sincerely believe Pompeo is wrong about Russia. And I’m curious what Pompeo has to gain for inciting the Ukraine border issue?

    Incidentally I have zero faith in the US military. We have sub par generals and admirals. Most of them are really politicians. They excel at improving their bank accounts rather than producing battle ready troops.

  42. Fr. John says:

    Though the ‘Internationalists’ won’t like to hear it, (being haters of the Word of God- cf. John 8:44) the Russian ascendancy is due primarily, IF NOT solely to obedience of the “Sanctions and Blessings” covenant stipulations imposed on the People of God as recorded in the Bible, in Deuteronomy 28.

    Likewise, the free fall of the Jew-S-A, and the EU. Cursing, however- NOT blessing on our end.

    As. Dr. G. North has written: “The humanists want Christians to stay out of politics as Christians. The pietists agree. The humanists deny that there are valid Biblical blueprints that apply to this world. The pietists agree. The humanists argue that Old Testament laws, if applied today, would produce tyranny. The pietists agree. The humanists say that the civil government should be run in terms of religiously neutral laws. The pietists agree.

    The humanists deny that the God of the Bible brings predictable sanctions in history against societies that do not obey His law. The pietists agree. The humanists deny that the preaching of the gospel will ever fundamentally change the way the world operates. The pietists agree. The humanists say that Christians should sit in the back of the cultural bus. The pietists agree. This is why both sides hate the message of Christian Reconstruction.” ~ Gary North and Gary DeMar, Christian Reconstruction, p. 75

    A simple accounting is all the corroboration anyone needs: The West has Gay Mayors, Political candidates, and may actually have had a sodomite president (Obama); we allow transvestites to live, and ‘convert’ children (ALA ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’); we have a sitting president who is a religious hypocrite (pre AND post 2020) and who is an avid baby-killer (abortion advocate) and potential pederast (Biden);we have whores and heretics in positions of power (Kamala, Omar, AOC, etc.) over men; and we have debased our currency beyond all measure (Jewish control of the Federal Reserve).

    Meanwhile, Russia is building new Churches on a scale never seen before;
    They penalize overt sodomy, as any sane nation should do, short of public stoning;
    Abortion promoters

    And the Orthodox are the ONLY ones during the ENTIRE COVIDINSANITY, to point out the Spiritual detriment of Fausti et al.

    Who will God bless? More importantly, who is GOD ACTIVELY CURSING NOW? Jew know the answer.

    • Replies: @Arthur MacBride
  43. @convoy

    Ukraine a treasure? How about a –ithole.

    • Agree: Decoy
  44. FifthDim says:

    The US has shown her military muscle many times: Grenada, with military parade included, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan are strong examples. All of them very powerful militarized countries that were about to destroy the American dream and freedom.

    • LOL: Anon62, showmethereal
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  45. ““We need long-term legally binding guarantees even if we know they cannot be trusted, as the U.S. frequently withdraws from treaties that become uninteresting to them. But it’s something, not just verbal assurances.””

    A true global power would not need any guarantees for if it was truly a power then it could punish the violators on its own, just like we punish whom we wish to be punished and therefore we remain the only one Super Power in the world and we don’t give guarantees to anyone. Take it or leave it!

    • LOL: Fred777
    • Replies: @Fred777
    , @Wild Bill
  46. anon[172] • Disclaimer says:

    Biden = Andropov

    Time to get out while you still can. It takes a few years of planning, but better a year early than 1 day too late. The wealthy and certain (((ethnics)) have secured 2nd passports and overseas residences – that should be a tell for the rest of us.

  47. Agent76 says:

    Aug 10, 2020 Nord Stream 2 final stretch & Russia-Cyprus try to mend fences

    September 7, 2021 Gazprom Neft Switches to Yuan Payments in China

    Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom, is starting to settle payments for the jet fuel it supplies in China in yuan, instead of in U.S. dollars, the company’s Alexander Dyukov has said.

    • Replies: @ricpic
  48. @Fr. John

    Agree your main points, Fr John.
    Nothing could be clearer, even debased/debauched cannot fail to see it.

    Just a small (and I hope wrong) mental unease about a leader, and V.V. Putin is a leader, who reportedly has grown unusually wealthy, has inner council with children of satan like Chabad Lubovitch, and who disrespects the memory of tsar Nikolai/Nicholas II Romanov and family, murdered at the behest of said children of the liar and murderer, and venerated officially by ROC and multitudes in Russia and beyond.

    Very much hoping to be wrong about President Putin.
    He is reported to be an active Christian after all.

  49. Fred777 says:
    @Dragon Shield

    The world is increasingly “leaving it”.

    • Replies: @Dragon Shield
  50. @convoy

    Russia only swallowed its pride and allied itself with China as a junior partner because of you. So good job.

  51. annamaria says:

    Ms. ‘Anon 313’ went into hysterics.
    Relax. Take a deep breath. Consider the idea that this forum is for intelligent adults.

  52. @SIMP simp

    but we all knows usa is the laughing stock now, usa even scared of its own shadow and label it as national security

  53. annamaria says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Germany’s new Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is not very bright; the missus was caught on padding her résumé with false information and on plagiarism (similar to the warmongering profiteer Ursula von der Leyen).
    The ‘owners’ select only a pliable stock for the alleged positions of power in the EU.

    • Replies: @Dragon Shield
  54. annamaria says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Was not Lazar Kaganovich (the most trusted henchman of Stalin and his expected successor) involved in Holodomor?
    If you want to use the word ‘genocide’, look no further than the Goloshyokin Genocide in Kazakhstan, where almost 40% of the population was eliminated on orders from Shaya Goloshyokin (Shaya Itsikovich):

    Guess it would be fair for Kazakhstan to demand reparations from the Jewish State, thus using the Jewish State’s holobiz strategy for good ends, finally. The ensuing discussion and court proceedings themselves can bring light to where it must shine.

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride
    • Thanks: Malla
  55. @Arthur MacBride

    I think the German Government is being currently outdone in repression by its soulmate, Austria.

  56. Hacienda says:
    @SIMP simp

    I don’t want to insult you by calling you an idiot. So I won’t.

    But, have you ever stepped foot in current E.Asia? Marvelous place. Most Americans only know it thru the internet. Sad.

  57. @Bardon Kaldian

    Here we have Bear-down once again appearing to be supportive of the coup d’etat installed puppet regime in Kiev. Has this person no shame? Perhaps there is a problem of constant immersion in Boobtoob Noose.

    The people of the Donbass region were the strongest supporters of the legitimate, elected government of Ukraine which was overthrown due to U.$. of America Corporation’s money as well as having trained the saboteurs and snipers oozing out of Galician Neo-Nazi bungholes.

    Anyone who closely follows geopolitical developments realizes that the strategy of the Bank$ter dominated Western regimes is an analog of Winfield Scott’s “Anaconda” method of strangulation of the Confederacy during America’s Civil War. Somehow, those schemers must feel they are still dealing with the lubed-up and ready to present bottoms regime of the drunken Boris Yeltsin and his “Chosen” string-pullers.

    Putin, Lavrov and the Russian military command are not fools. Playing the role of gentlemen, the Russian leadership has finally bared its teeth. NATO stooges like Norway’s shame, Jens Stoltenberg, are immersed in what is fast becoming a losing game. Russia is quietly letting the Swedes and Finns know that they best better not hyperventilate about prospects of making cozy with NATO and the decaying Frankenstein’s monster generally known as the EU bureaucracy out of Brussels and answerable only to the Bank$ter regime headquartered outta City of London and Wall $treet.

    The cold-hard facts are now becoming understood by the Whipped Puppy, militarily occupied nation of Germany as their puppet regime in Berlin attempts to cope with a populace freezing in the dark due to inane and insane policy decisions by the prostiticians in their Neo-Weimar regime. January and February may deal harshly with these fools, who apparently have not read up on the history of Stalingrad in those same months of 1943.

  58. @Mustapha Mond

    In more ways than one, Reagan was but an acting president. His presentation was purest Hollywood, loyally and faithfully prepared for him under the aegis of Director Finkelstein.

    Reagan knew well how to put an appealing face on utter perfidy…a most tellingly theatrical performance. I’m surprised. that he never did get granted an Oscar at the Chinese restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard. Perhaps it could be awarded to his son, Ron Jr., for his ballet performances. At least Junior’s performances were honest efforts.

    • Agree: Mustapha Mond
  59. @Aedib

    “I think they will wait for the Bavarian industrialist to rise up against the green regime that is prone to kill the German industry”

    The Bavarian industrialist?

    Bavaria is mostly agricultural except for the Munich area. The industrialists are mostly in the Ruhr/Rhineland.

    • Replies: @Aedib
  60. @showmethereal

    Thats the funny thing about Thailand. They can’t take care of their poor but by God they need subs and landing craft. Can’t have bribes without something to give you cover!

  61. Wild Bill says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    I have to disagree with your assessment of R.M. Nixon. You said he was paranoid. Paranoid means “having extreme or unreasonable fear or suspicion”. I say his perception of his situation was accurate. He was the best president ordinary Americans ever had and he did a great deal for them in spite of being shadowed by enemies at every turn.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  62. Wild Bill says:
    @Dragon Shield

    That is a good one! “Take it or leave it” . Isn’t that what Biden is telling Americans about the vax?
    “we punish whom we wish to be punished” not quite. The BIS punishes with your name who it wishes to punish and often it is the American public.
    Agreements are always a matter of honour. Good or bad, once made, honour decrees they be upheld. Of course, no honour means no agreement so we know where we are with that.

    • Replies: @Dragon Shield
  63. @Bardon Kaldian

    good boy! Here’s a bone. Now roll over.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  64. Aedib says:
    @PJ London

    Don´t worry. The Banderas always wish to make genocide in the Donbass but this train has already departed. Even without Russian support, Donbass people would have managed to avoid such an outcome via a guerrilla war. The post-Maidan regime would have performed some atrocities but a sabotage/guerrilla campaign of Donbass freedom figthers would have been inevitable. I think this ethnical cleansing whish was always beyond the capabilities of the grotesque post-Maidan Kiev regime.

  65. SafeNow says:

    Putin and his defense minister (the 9-languages-fluently guy; including Japanese and Chinese) recently went fly fishing in Siberia. Which is near China, last time I looked at a map. They then proposed building five cities of 1 million people each in that region. Sound right; 1 million is a critical mass – – you get hospitals, chess clubs, etc. – – Russians already own long underwear, and will move there, saying bye to a cramped Moscow apartment.

  66. Cking says:

    When will US political leadership recognize, since WWI, the inexcusable wreck US foreign policy has made of Europe, while we neglect of our own North American continent. The entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic to Antarctica, there is the gigantic Redevelopment Plan to fund and implement. Resurrecting FDR’s global policy of destroying every first world economy on earth so that we reign supreme is possible but what of the American people, and our constitutional republic? War has made our God given and constitutional rights a trifle in the scheme of Globalization’s Perpetual War so says the Congress and MSM. Americans now live on a Utopian, ‘rainbow’ governed plantation. The thought of invading Europe for the third time is reprehensible statecraft that could only benefit the very few who profit from war. President Trump’s campaign pronouncement bears repeating; ‘The US spent over $7 Trillion dollars in the Middle East and what do we have to show for it?’ We could have redeveloped America 3 times over or redeveloped the Western Hemisphere. We’re wasting time.

  67. ChiComs; Yoo Noo like Xi, Yoo Soo fuk, Yoo goo die.

    US and GlobalHomoZioBIGsRxMIC3 allies; Stop it (lisping with hand drop) until Russia and China respect gays rights and a commitment to diversity, they should never be allowed to go to gay clubs and bath houses, so stop it silly, there, I said it, now where’s my soy latte? Oh, and Black Lives Matter, haw haw haw, meanie.

    Russkies; Here’s the deal, keep all you WMDs away from our borders or we will make New York City into a radio active ghost town and the Yellowstone Cadera the largest sinkhole in the Milky Way galaxy.

  68. @Wild Bill

    I think we’re on the exact same page as to Nixon and his value as president. And he was by all accounts a good family man. And that matters to me. A lot. Thus, I don’t like to see him vilified unfairly.

    To me, a small amount of paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing, especially in today’s world. With Nixon, although there were many in the media that were out to get him, authorizing the break-in at the Watergate when he was going to absolutely slaughter the dems, showed an extremely undue concern about insuring a victory, i.e., ‘paranoia’ (not to mention a disregard for the law, which was dumb and flat wrong.) It was in the bag all the way, and no need for the break-in, as who gave a sh*t what the dems would do? They were gonna get creamed, and did. McGovern/Mondale were never a threat. He grossly over-reacted utterly unnecessarily and that is the ‘paranoia’ I refer to, which really was his undoing, sad to say.

    But if you want to call it just ‘an extreme over-abundance of caution that violated the law and played out very poorly’, well okay, I guess can live with that….. 😉

    Thanks for the reply.

    • Replies: @Zachary Smith
  69. Just for Respect.


    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  70. ricpic says:

    So if the pipeline will soon be 100% laid does this mean Germany will get sufficient gas from Russia to keep warm? Or is Germany going to go full suicidal?

    • Replies: @Agent76
    , @whodat
  71. @Arthur MacBride

    They ARE so much better than us-‘royals’ I mean. Nearer to God, and all. And so many shiny boots that need a good tongue-cleaning.

  72. @InnerCynic

    You could say the same thing about the USA.

    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  73. @FifthDim

    Don’t forget the slums of Panama City where they tested some new weapons, and the couple of thousand darkish people slaughtered were just bulldozed into mass graves.

  74. @Fred777

    You maybe right about it but we won’t let you leave for only the “Take it” part is optional but the “Leave it” is a non starter. Thank you very much!

  75. @Wild Bill

    “Agreements are always a matter of honour.”

    I agree one hundred percent, however, since we’re above the law we need not honor it but instead, it must honor us because we’re above the law.

  76. @annamaria

    “(similar to the warmongering profiteer Ursula von der Leyen)”

    But you must admit she looks pretty hot in the manly pants… you’re not jealous, are you, AM?

    • Replies: @RJ Macready
  77. @Mustapha Mond

    And he was by all accounts a good family man. And that matters to me. A lot. Thus, I don’t like to see him vilified unfairly.

    The two daughters seem to have adored him. The wife – not so much.

    Richard Nixon Allegedly Beat “The Hell” Out of His Wife. Why Haven’t the Claims Been Investigated?

    I’d always heard Nixon was a verbal abuser of his wife. That he beat her is news. An investigation now would probably be impossible, for too many people are dead. And though the daughters are no longer on speaking terms, I suspect they’d both deny this claim whether it’s true or not.

    • Thanks: Mustapha Mond
  78. @PetrOldSack

    It’s been kicked around here and there for a while.

  79. Thanks for noticing, and glad to elaborate on this over different channels.

  80. Agent76 says:

    Any so called green energy is a fairy tale and will never work. The Neocons are always ready for a war. They never found a land they would not kill civilians of any type.

    May 12, 2021 Colonial Pipeline, Russia, And The Real Conspiracy Theorists

    Reports of a ransomware hack of the Colonial Pipeline had hardly ended when the usual MSM suspects and Democrat Party shills began blaming the hack on Russia.

  81. Though Germans may freeze to death they at least have the satisfaction that the Groans have now totally decommissioned their nuclear plants, thus saving them and the Planet from a potential Nuclear Winter. Those Greens are smart people; their American colleagues also excel in Planet-saving.

    More than 70 species of mature trees at the popular 46-acre park were bulldozed, including 419 oaks, 284 London planes, 89 honeylocusts, and 81 cherry trees. The park’s running track, ballfields, lawns, picnic areas, amphitheater, and composting center are also slated for destruction in order to stop climate change.

  82. @Aedib


    Dortmund-Dusseldorf is equaled or exceeded by Munich and Frankfurt-Stuttgart.


  83. Anonymous[310] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peter Rabbit

    You should understand – the guy is a Croatian Ustasha. He defends Croatian genocide against Serbs during the ww2 and in 90ies. He defends the most monstrous concentration camp Jasenovac where Ustashas killed with knives and maces almost 1 million Serbs. About 120 years ago Serbs were majority in today’s Croatia and now, they almost do not exist there anymore except some very old who remained to die on their soil. Hundreds of thousands were expelled to Serbia and they are refugees in worldwide countries. Croatia supports the Ukrainian anti-Russian regime, and the guy is proposing the same solution for Russians in Donbas as they did with Serbs with a key support by US and Nato countries.

  84. sally says:
    @Liborio Guaso

    Murders conducted against Russians are designed to take out economic competition.. It would not matter if the persons in the nation state of Russia were from the moon, as long as the occupants of Russia represent an economic threat, the occupants of Russia will have a target painted on their persons and the European monopolist will be using the Russians for target practice.

    Putin has many times asked for some kind of rational solution to “annihilation at any time[AAAT]” life style [the cold wars]. Putin’s request generally get answered by deeping adverse force infringement into Russian secure zones. Day before Yesterday Israel bombed the Sea Ports in Syria destroying the economically frail private financial lives of many Syrians,
    Russians seem to be in Syria to protect those whose very existence seems to compete with the monopolistic intentions of certain Israelis. It is going to be interesting to see the Russian responses to the bombings

  85. @Dragon Shield

    Not everyone is like you clown. You must have sexually abused your own daughter because…well that’s all you can get. Lmao. So stop assuming everyone has similar brain pattern like your degraded organ. Now go to “your ” people retarded patriot it’s the only place you seem to belong otherwise this earthly existence is a chore for you eh flag hugging jesus shagging retard? Poisonous gases were invented for people like your clan.

  86. Skeptikal says:

    Which Bavarian industrialist?

    There is plenty of industry in Bavaria:
    “Bavaria’s metal, electro and IT industries are the most important segments in its industrial sector. In 2016, the companies operating in the metalworking and electrotechnical industry had 821,000 employees and generated sales of approximately 250 billion Euro.”

    Schweinfurt alone is a major center of the German metal industry:
    “[Schweinfurt] has the highest employment density (2015) and the third highest gross domestic product per inhabitant of Germany (2014).[citation needed] The world’s largest [ball]bearing group SKF, the second largest Schaeffler, the second largest automotive supplier in the world ZF Friedrichshafen and the DAX group Fresenius Medical Care have their largest plants in Schweinfurt.”

  87. frontier says:

    I think they will wait for the Bavarian industrialist to rise up against the green regime

    That’s some good stuff you’re smoking.

  88. @lee

    “A subway system wasn’t built in Hanoi —–an elevated railway was. BTW–nobody is riding it.”

    If what you have stated is true then it’s merely a big white elephant to line the pockets of corrupt Vietnamese officials and to provide jobs for the mainland Chinese and in the end Vietnam will end up in debt servitude, not unlike Sri Lanka. It’s a pity!

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  89. @lee

    Correct – I should have said “mass transit” rather than subway. Anyway – what do you mean nobody is riding it?? It just opened. That is dumb. Is this video fake??? Oh let me guess – China paid these actors to pretend they wanted to ride it right???

    Also whose fault is it that it took 10 years??? Ask yourself that. The Japanese didn’t do it (though they have been investing)… Neither did the Vietnamese. Anyway the point is the clown who claims Vietnam will join the US to fight China. And next time – ask the US or Vietnamese government to build and see how long it takes and how much it costs.

    • Replies: @Anon
  90. @InnerCynic

    I’m not sure why you think that is unique to Thailand?? Where do you get that idea??? Plenty of nations spend money on defense but have poor people… In any event – it probably has something to do with who is trying to destabilize them. I will give a hint… That country is not in Asia but is on the other side of the globe…

    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  91. joe2.5 says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Historic illiteracy may be treated with halfway intensive reading combined my critical evaluation of sources.

  92. Anon[132] • Disclaimer says:

    The “mass transit” was almost done years ago, but the Vietnamese did not want to pay the final part to the Chinese. So they refused to give the final pass to the project unless the Chinese give up the money.
    But the Chinese also refuse to lose the money, the original bid can not cover such big loss. So this project hung there waiting waiting and waiting without a proper ending. Yet recently there comes the hurting news that the Laos-China high speed railway is open. Vietnamese government have to give a pass to this project so that people could be distracted from the failure Vietnam high speed railway project that is contracted to Japan over China.
    Look at the map and population of Vietnam, high speed railway really fit this country.
    What a luck of China that the project was lost to Japan. You’d never know what would China get trapped into if the Vietnam high speed rail project went to Chinese. Now China got the Laos line ready to connect the SEA in the future, China can simply bypass Vietnam for good.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  93. @Arthur MacBride

    Be fair, there is no (((democracy))) in Germany anymore. Not even a pretense of it.
    And this is good. If we survive the corona hoax, even the ww2 holohoax myth shall be washed away.

    The amerimutts should hurry transfering all of their spics and niggers soldiers to pooland, as demanded of them. We are anxious. All the financial and political damage caused by these shitskins will be rectified quickly.

  94. @Anon

    Yes I am aware and agree…. But it would be better off for Vietnam if they had gotten China to build the HSR and connect them to the rest of ASEAN. Laos has it and Thailand is in construction… Malaysia and Singapore are supposed to be next – but we know Malaysia has it’s own issues. China still wants to work with Vietnam… It’s up to them…

  95. @Dragon Shield

    Sri Lanka has asked to stop being slandered by western oriented (and Indian) media. They say they are very much in control of themselves.

  96. @Arthur MacBride

    Well, that’s a dumb report, full of denialist baboonery, but the tree killing is pretty typical. The Establishment ‘Greens’ are corporate stooges, so money and power, not the planet’s habitability for our species, are ALWAYS the priorities.

  97. @anon

    NATO has caused Europe to essentially disarm since WW 2. Europe used the 20 years between WW 1 and WW 2 to rearm, cheating wherever possible.

    It’s been 75 years since the end of WW 2 and European countries are determined to shirk their 2% military expenditures. They are incapable of seriously threatening anyone.

    With political and population willpower, Europe can very easily re-arm; as Germany did between WW1 and WW2. The real problem has been the “social engineering” of society since WW2. The public have been mostly neutered in more ways than one (i.e. LGBTQIA, veganism, climate change etc..). Now with the current “scam-demic”, the social re-engineering of the current and future generations has gone warp speed. What I see is the majority of Europeans accepting the above brainwashing along with the current “scam-demic” brainwashing (fear people, fear a pathogen which has never been proven to exist, accept censorship, trust your corrupt leaders, trust big Pharma etc etc).

    Forget about threatening anyone. The people won’t be able to protect themselves from their OWN ignorance, stupidity and lack of logic.

  98. @Aedib

    That is precisely why the joke is on the Russians, and why the West laughs at Russia and has steadily grown more confident that they can do anything they want against it. Same thing with Putin/Lavrov describing the EU and even the US (!) as “partners”, and the insistence on a new treaty that includes Russian guarantees of no missile deployments (as described in Escobar’s article), while even the Russians themselves note that the United States breaks every treaty it signs. This way the Russians trade away one of their few advantages (their missile and nuclear technology) for Western promises of no NATO expansion which are even explicitly – from both sides – no promises at all but just verbal fluff for a gullible Russian audience, again invoking justified laughter from the West.

    It’s the Russians who in this way basically do everything they can to encourage Western aggression against themselves, and who then in desperation describe themselves as “martyrs” when they finally have to respond with violence. Such a country obviously does not have a long-term future, unfortunately.

    In the same vein, note how the Russians go out of their way to sell cheap natural gas to Europe instead of using it for their own development, even as the Europeans spit on Russia and promise new sanctions to destroy Russia’s economy, with Putin even saying in the last few days how Nord Stream 2 will “lower energy prices for Europeans”, as if that’s something he should even want. Pathetic.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  99. whodat says:

    Germans are selling their contracted Gas from Russia to Poland and the spot market which has no long term agreement with Russia, there by picking up a coupla bucks.
    But reversing the pipe direction to Poland and howling about gas shortages and blaming Russia- what a giant mistake for Germany when the winds of winder howl and the rich who picked up the arbitrage bucks are off to Tuscany.

  100. Smith says:

    The China-Russia alliance continues!

    2022 is gonna be even greater.

  101. @atharvaveda

    “This way the Russians trade away one of their few advantages (their missile and nuclear technology)”:

    Please elaborate…

  102. Ocko says:

    Putin said if Europe and the US don’t honor his demands he will cut off all connections to Europe and US.

    That might lead to an economic collapse of Europe.

  103. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Indeed. But the USA buries the corruption a little better. Not much difference… just better. The kind of corruption I’ve seen first hand while there is enough to make your head spin

  104. @showmethereal

    I get the “idea” from my Thai wife, her family, and from the fact that I lived there.

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  105. @InnerCynic

    That doesn’t explain how on earth that makes Thailand unique…. Thailand spends about 1.5% of it’s GDP on it’s military… That is not high at all… It’s below global average actually… So I wonder why you single them out… In a perfect world every nation could “beat their swords into plows”…. But we aren’t there yet…

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  106. 2020 – 22 shipments of Russian LNG to the UK
    2021 – 29 shipments of Russian LNG to the UK

    This is not a decline.

    Last week the second Nordstream pipe was pressurized. Gas will flow in weeks.

    This is not a decline.

    Putin has proposed that Rosneft sell gas to the EU via the Brotherhood pipeline. A major departure from the Gazprom monopoly

    Far from declining supply, this looks like a major increase in committment. PErhaps you read too many Neocon sources?

  107. @PJ London

    Russian speaking does not mean Russian ethnic. I speak English. It doesn’t make me English. Before the expulsions it was 40% Russian ethnic. Half of them supported independence.

  108. Aedib says:
    @Philip Owen

    The doubts can be easily erased. Just let these people vote, Crimea referendum style. I think this will happen soon.

  109. @Philip Owen

    “Russian speaking does not mean Russian ethnic.”

    I can’t speak to the rest of your comment – but this is very true… People do the same with Arabic… They think Berbers are Arabs just because they speak Arabic. Same with people from Iraq….

  110. @showmethereal

    You’re right… in a perfect world but you and I know that’s never going to happen. As far as that country on the other side of the world… you’re absolutely correct.

  111. @Philip Owen

    Lying is a sin, troll. The Donbass lost population because of your Ukronazi friends’ terror tactics, driving hundreds of thousands into Russia for safety. The ethnic cleansing was the work of your Banderista idols.

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