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Wars are not won by psyops. Ask Nazi Germany. Still, it’s been a howler to watch NATOstan media on Kharkov, gloating in unison about “the hammer blow that knocks out Putin”, “the Russians are in trouble”, and assorted inanities.

Facts: Russian forces withdrew from the territory of Kharkov to the left bank of the Oskol river, where they are now entrenched. A Kharkov-Donetsk-Lugansk line seems to be stable. Krasny Liman is threatened, besieged by superior Ukrainian forces, but not lethally.

No one – not even Maria Zakharova, the contemporary female equivalent of Hermes, the messenger of the Gods – knows what the Russian General Staff (RGS) plans, in this case and all others. If they say they do, they are lying.

As it stands, what may be inferred with a reasonable degree of certainty is that a line – Svyatogorsk-Krasny Liman-Yampol-Belogorovka – can hold out long enough with their current garrisons until fresh Russian forces are able to swoop in and force the Ukrainians back beyond the Seversky Donets line.

All hell broke loose – virtually – on why Kharkov happened. The people’s republics and Russia never had enough men to defend a 1,000 km-long frontline. NATO’s entire intel capabilities noticed – and profited from it.

There were no Russian Armed Forces in those settlements: only Rosgvardia, and these are not trained to fight military forces. Kiev attacked with an advantage of around 5 to 1. The allied forces retreated to avoid encirclement. There are no Russian troop losses because there were no Russian troops in the region.

Arguably this may have been a one-off. The NATO-run Kiev forces simply can’t do a replay anywhere in Donbass, or in Kherson, or in Mariupol. These are all protected by strong, regular Russian Army units.

It’s practically a given that if the Ukrainians remain around Kharkov and Izyum they will be pulverized by massive Russian artillery. Military analyst Konstantin Sivkov maintains that, “most combat-ready formations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are now being grounded (…) we managed to lure them into the open and are now systematically destroying them.”

The NATO-run Ukrainian forces, crammed with NATO mercenaries, had spent 6 months hoarding equipment and reserving trained assets exactly for this Kharkov moment – while dispatching disposables into a massive meat grinder. It will be very hard to sustain an assembly line of substantial prime assets to pull off something similar again.

The next days will show whether Kharkov and Izyum are connected to a much larger NATO push. The mood in NATO-controlled EU is approaching Desperation Row. There’s a strong possibility this counter-offensive signifies NATO entering the war for good, while displaying quite tenuous plausible deniability: their veil of – fake – secrecy cannot disguise the presence of “advisers” and mercenaries all across the spectrum.

Decommunization as de-energization

The Special Military Operation (SMO), conceptually, is not about conquering territory per se: it is, or it was, so far, about protection of Russophone citizens in occupied territories, thus demilitarization cum denazification.

That concept may be about to be tweaked. And that’s where the tortuous, tricky debate on Russia mobilization fits in. Yet even a partial mobilization may not be necessary: what’s needed are reserves to properly allow allied forces to cover rear/defensive lines. Hardcore fighters of the Kadyrov contingent kind would continue to play offense.

It’s undeniable that Russian troops lost a strategically important node in Izyum. Without it, the complete liberation of Donbass becomes significantly harder.

Yet for the collective West, whose carcass slouches inside a vast simulacra bubble, it’s the pysops that matters much more than a minor military advance: thus all that gloating on Ukraine being able to drive the Russians out of the whole of Kharkov in only four days – while they had 6 months to liberate Donbass, and didn’t.

So, across the West, the reigning perception – frantically fomented by psyops experts – is that the Russian military were hit by that “hammer blow” and will hardly recover.

Kharkov was preciously timed – as General Winter is around the corner; the Ukraine issue was already suffering from public opinion fatigue; and the propaganda machine needed a boost to turbo-lubricate the multi-billion dollar weaponizing rat line.

Yet Kharkov may have forced Moscow’s hand to increase the pain dial. That came via a few well-placed Mr. Kinzhals leaving the Black Sea and the Caspian to present their business cards to the largest thermal power plants in northeast and central Ukraine (most of the energy infrastructure is in the southeast).

Half of Ukraine suddenly lost power and water. Trains came to a halt. If Moscow decides to take out all major Ukraine substations at once, all it takes is a few missiles to totally smash the Ukrainian energy grid – adding a new meaning to “decommunization”: de-energization.

According to an expert analysis, “if transformers of 110-330 kV are damaged, then it will almost never be possible to put it into operation (…) And if this happens at least at 5 substations at the same time, then everything is kaput. Stone age forever.”

Russian government official Marat Bashirov was way more colorful: “Ukraine is being plunged into the 19th century. If there is no energy system, there will be no Ukrainian army. The matter of fact is that General Volt came to the war, followed by General Moroz (“frost”).

And that’s how we might be finally entering “real war” territory – as in Putin’s notorious quip that “we haven’t even started anything yet.”

A definitive response will come from the RSG in the next few days.

Once again, a fiery debate rages on what Russia will do next (the RGS, after all, is inscrutable, except for Yoda Patrushev).

The RGS may opt for a serious strategic strike of the decapitating kind elsewhere – as in changing the subject for the worse (for NATO).

It may opt for sending more troops to protect the front line (without partial mobilization).

And most of all it may enlarge the SMO mandate – going to total destruction of Ukrainian transport/energy infrastructure, from gas fields to thermal power plants, substations, and shutting down nuclear power plants.

ORDER IT NOW

Well, it could always be a mix of all of the above: a Russian version of Shock and Awe – generating an unprecedented socio-economic catastrophe. That has already been telegraphed by Moscow: we can revert you to the Stone Age at any time and in a matter of hours (italics mine). Your cities will greet General Winter with zero heating, freezing water, power outages and no connectivity.

A counter-terrorist operation

All eyes are on whether “centers of decision” – as in Kiev – may soon get a Kinzhal visit. This would signify Moscow has had enough. The siloviki certainly did. But we’re not there – yet. Because for an eminently diplomatic Putin the real game revolves around those gas supplies to the EU, that puny plaything of American foreign policy.

Putin is certainly aware that the internal front is under some pressure. He refuses even partial mobilization. A perfect indicator of what may happen in winter is the referenda in liberated territories. The limit date is November 4 – the Day of National Unity, a commemoration introduced in 2004 to replace the celebration of the October revolution.

With the accession of these territories to Russia, any Ukrainian counter-offensive would qualify as an act of war against regions incorporated into the Russian Federation. Everyone knows what that means.

It may now be painfully obvious that when the collective West is waging war – hybrid and kinetic, with everything from massive intel to satellite data and hordes of mercenaries – against you, and you insist on conducting a hazily-defined Special Military Operation (SMO), you may be up for some nasty surprises.

So the SMO status may be about to change: it’s bound to become a counter-terrorist operation.

This is an existential war. A do or die affair. The American geopolitical /geoeconomic goal, to put it bluntly, is to destroy Russian unity, impose regime change and plunder all those immense natural resources. Ukrainians are nothing but cannon fodder: in a sort of twisted History remake, the modern equivalents of the pyramid of skulls Timur cemented into 120 towers when he razed Baghdad in 1401.

If may take a “hammer blow” for the RSG to wake up. Sooner rather than later, gloves – velvet and otherwise – will be off. Exit SMO. Enter War.

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Regime change and access to Russia’s tremendous wealth of natural resources was always the plan.

  2. Dumbo says:

    I don’t think the Kharkov thing matters much in the long run, but we will see.

    Steve Sailer is stuck on stupid mode, so since he’s not publishing my comments, I post it here:

    I think the only thing this Ukraine war proves is this: there is a Hidden Power, let’s call it Jewish Power for lack of a better name (LOL), who decides things at a global or almost global level.

    How else to interpret sending billions of the U.S. taxpayer and modern weapons to “defend democracy” in the Ukraine?

    Does anyone really believe that is the reason? And does anyone really believe that the semi-senile Biden himself is the one who comes up with any of these ideas?

    And what to make of Germany and other European countries shooting themselves on the foot for no reason, and punishing their own population, for no logical reason, because of a border issue between Russia and Ukraine?

    If the Ukraine was so important, why no one cared about it until now, since it’s been going on since at least 2014, already with U.S. involvement?

    Also, I guess it’s kinda funny that the borders of the Ukraine are sacred, but there’s no will to control the U.S. Southern border. And there’s no problem in giving thousands of guns to Ukrainians, but God forbid that white Americans are allowed to keep their legally purchased guns.

  3. Escobar is a fatuous, shameless liar and an imbecile. He has discredited himself as a journalist, fawning as he does over Russia and China like a lovesick 12-year old girl at a Beatles concert, and cannot be taken seriously. Escobar is as willfully ignorant of objective truth as the imbeciles currently penning their idiotic screed in the United States. Just like them, he is a party propagandist, and nothing more.

    He reminds me of the Q-Anon retards in America: disconnected from reality, constantly moving the goalposts to rationalize failure, whining louder and louder all the while: “two more weeks!” “Trust the plan!” “Perp walks coming up!”

    Seriously, fade this jackass.

    Russia is losing on the battlefield, badly, and lacks the manpower (and leadership,) to sustain this war, much less win it.

  4. RobinG says:
    @Peter D. Bredon

    “Nothing will end this war faster than continuing Ukrainian “counter-offensives” of the type we have seen over the last few days.”

    Россия Сила

  5. Here is my take:

    The Russians are massing forces to push westward to Moldova to cut off access to the sea and eventually take Odessa. They saw Ukraine massing forces in the north to retake farmland. Go ahead, it’s easier to blast forces there than in the big city of Kharkiv, which they may choose to capture one day. So they pulled the militias back behind rivers to easily defend the area allowing Ukraine to recapture 2% of its territory with nothing of value. Then they cut power to the region so their trains can’t run to resupply them.

    • Thanks: mike99588, showmethereal
    • LOL: meamjojo
    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @MLK
    , @Marcali
  6. @Event Horizon

    If Russia is losing badly and doesn’t have the manpower then what is it still doing there? You are correct though in that only a small slice of Russia’s military is even involved.

    • Agree: Realist
    • LOL: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  7. @Dumbo

    there is a Hidden Power, let’s call it Jewish Power for lack of a better name…

    No! No! It is the eeevvviiilll Naht-zees.

    • LOL: Maowasayali
  8. TG says:

    As always it’s difficult to say what’s really going on. Both sides are using propaganda, and the western press is utterly corrupt and dishonest – but may still tell the truth from time to time, when the truth happens to fit the narrative.

    However, it is certain just from looking at the maps, that so far the war has not gone the way that Putin had hoped.

    But something else that needs to be considered: modern military powers have the ability to annihilate each other via more than just nukes. Reference is made to Russia possibly finally taking out Ukraine’s electric grid. Possibly they can do that. But then suppose that Ukraine/the western powers take out the electrical grid in Russian-occupied Ukraine? Or in Russia itself?

    Both sides can inflict catastrophic damage on each other without the use of nukes. Russia could use submarines to mine the major western ports. The West could sabotage major Russian hydrocarbon processing facilities. etc. The west could give the Ukrainians missiles to attack deep inside Russia proper. In response, Russia could start hitting critical infrastructure in Poland. etc. etc.

    I read a recent article quoting some Ukrainian official about how they were setting up special assassination squads to take out Russian officials and collaborators, both in and outside Ukraine. Does this person not think that the Russians are going to do exactly the same thing? I note that all of the leaders of the anti-Russian Chechen rebels are now dead.

    The prospects for escalation are treacherous. In any war remember: whatever you do to your enemy, don’t be surprised at them doing it back to you.

  9. @Carroll price

    [ahem]

    If this is desinformatsija it is brilliant; all that has been obvious
    to the stupidest Michel since the NS2 brouhaha at the latest … of course it puts
    American “patriots” in the uncomfortable position of having to side with the Jew.

    • Replies: @Irish Savant
    , @Rubicon
  10. @Event Horizon

    Your evidence of this is what.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Bookish1
  11. voicum says:
    @Event Horizon

    It seems to me that you are a negative Event Horizon. No information can penetrate your “brain”.

  12. @Carlton Meyer

    – The only strategic value of the Izyum bridgehead was as jumping-off board
    to outflank Slavyansk, which has not exactly played out. With taking Kharkow
    out of the question for the time being and the fall mud season approaching
    all that real estate was just a pain in the pooter; Kharkow isn´t running any further
    from the Russian border.
    Odessa – the order of Ukie offensives only makes sense (Kherson never had the
    slightest chance of success) if the Ruskies were indeed planning something funny;
    mud and winter mitigate for Donetsk now (however desirable Odessa is).

  13. j2 says:

    “The next days will show whether Kharkov and Izyum are connected to a much larger NATO push.”

    No, Ukraine needs at least a week, probably two, maybe more, before launching a new counter-offensive, which logically is in the South, but not in Kherson. It will be in a weak front and force Russia to draw forces from Kherson or Donbas. You should understand that there is a much larger Ukrainian push going on. It proceeds in the time schedule it has, it is not in the next few days. For some time you will see nothing going on.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @Hitch
  14. This sounds like what the Germans told themselves as the Allies were pressing on Berlin. How stupid does one have to be to uncritically imbibe a government’s war propaganda about its capabilities and think this is astute analysis or thought?

    “With the accession of these territories to Russia, any Ukrainian counter-offensive would qualify as an act of war against regions incorporated into the Russian Federation. Everyone knows what that means.”
    Ukraine already bombed territory that Russia considers incorporated into itself. They bombed Crimea multiple times already.

    “It may now be painfully obvious that when the collective West is waging war – hybrid and kinetic, with everything from massive intel to satellite data and hordes of mercenaries – against you, and you insist on conducting a hazily-defined Special Military Operation (SMO), you may be up for some nasty surprises.”
    It’s hilarious that waging war requires less commitment than a SMO. Using this logic, the West was doing a SMO would pulverize Putin’s gang of impotent retards considering they’re barely able to contain a couple dozen HIMARS which are literally nothing. The Ukrainian air force bombing them daily shows what overrated junk the Russian anti air systems are.

    Maybe if you didn’t have your head up Putin’s ass, you’d realize that all of the Russian military with the exception of the strategic nuclear forces and submarine fleet is an unmitigated joke that’s used as a boogeyman by the military industrial complex to boost sales. By scaremongering on behalf of Russia, you’re doing the empire’s bidding so I hope you’re at least Russian or getting paid for being stupid.

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
  15. Derer says:

    Russians military involvement in Ukraine is so far at 35%…they have conducted massive exercisers (150k troops) with China and India and some other countries. They will crank it up, because the gloves are now off. The increasing involvement of NATO in this war is making them do it.

    • Agree: Alternate History
    • Replies: @Philip Owen
  16. Derer says:
    @Carroll price

    The metaphysical plan that you are talking about will never be materialized. It assumes that Russians will open the gate for the NATO takeover when Russian nuclear arsenal is much more deadly than the incoherent NATO – not being able to subdue medieval Taliban.

  17. Notsofast says:
    @TG

    ……just from looking at the maps….the real war isn’t even on the maps look in your wallet to see how it’s going. the e.u. just backed down on the ridiculous notion of capping the price of russian oil, because they know what the result will be, we’ll see if their master forces them to follow through with their economic suicide.

  18. @Dumbo

    Your summation of the entire disaster matches my own. Even your more salient points I find myself these past months asking these same questions. Take care of your own and prepare for economic, at the least, collapse here in the West. The US and Canada will out survive Europe, yet will become an isolated, mostly self-sufficient continent to a great extent. The World sees things clearly whereas our populations are too far propagandized, indifferent via ignorance with no understanding or grasp of the world beyond our national and no longer sacrosanct borders (There Be Monsters). We have intellectually regressed even as information sources have metastasized. Garbage in – garbage out. We drastically need some positive change or at least hope of same.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  19. yetanother day of blood-curdling threats and nuke sabre-rattling from Moscow.

    Meanwhile

    liddle Vlad’s fake and gay liddle war against the Ukraine ZOG

    continues to go nowhere but backward. Remember when the Russians

    retreated from Kiev?? THAT was going to be a “master stroke”

    setting up the “Great Donbas Cauldron”…..

    which never happened. Now

    we’re getting the same song from Escobar and other Putinistas

    about the retreat from Izyum. Fact is, until liddle Vlad and his Zionist friends are

    removed from the Kremlin

    and replaced by a genuine Russian Nationalist regime that knows how to fight a real war,

    this “Special Military Operation” will continue to go nowhere….but backward.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  20. \$100m of Russian cruise missiles put the lights out in parts of Ukraine for a Sunday evening. People went to bed early and the power was back in the morning. The 1000 diesel generators the UK supplied in March (and more from Germany and Japan) kept military and essential services going anyway. The Grid is connected the EU so knocking out hydro dams and thermal stations is gesturism in military terms. Engineers and equipment will be arriving from Estonia to Romania.

  21. nsa says:

    Something serious is inhibiting the Rooskies from taking out the west ukie power grid, sending the ukies back to the stone age and flooding the globohomoshlomo empire’s 29 nato euroweanie butt boys with another 10 to 15 million refugees to feed and house. Possibly the ukies did not return all those loose nukes belonging to the USSR, holding back on a few of the fission devices as an insurance policy? The fusion firecracker materials decay rapidly and require periodic recharging, while the fission devices are longer lasting. Or possibly the ukies, inbetween concocting weird lethal germs in their nato financed biolabs, have concocted a few primitive nukes on their own. All that is needed are the fissionable materials enriched to the proper level as the actual construction is very old technology and well known. Maybe we should all be stocking up on iodine pills, ammo, booze, and freeze dry inedibles?

  22. @Philip Owen

    Does the EU have a large amount of power to spare once the winter arrives ? I doubt it

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  23. Begemot says:
    @Philip Owen

    Conscripts fought WW2 for the United States, who won their war. Conscripts fought WW2 for the Soviet Union, who won its war. Conscripts aren’t necessarily useless. Study some military history.

  24. The part about replacing the High Voltage transformer at the substations is a very good point.
    If they don’t have spares lying around, I doubt even NATO could help replace them.
    Lead times on electrical equipment are getting ridiculous. I spend half my day looking for replacements for items I’ve released for purchase. I do the release and then purchasing comes back with ridiculous lead times like 140 days; for a simple Safety-contactor. There goes the project timing. “You’ll get your Beckhoff EtherCAT cards next March.”
    High Voltage components are the worst. Gigavac contactors? See you June of ’23.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
  25. The Ogs says:

    Gonzalo Lira said everyone should keep a clear eye on the Russian goal, and their goal not to ‘take over’ Ukraine.
    Russia’s goal is to destroy the Ukrainian military. So they are not fighting for land per se.
    This has so far been a tough, slow process – although they have been doing it – but wouldn’t it be great if the Russians could somehow get the Ukies to come to them..?
    That would be far better than if you have to go in there through fortified lines and get them.

    • Replies: @Robert Bruce
  26. @(((They))) Live

    Actually the Keeheef junta planned on selling electricity to the EU
    (which is part of their obsession with the Zaporoshskaya NPP).

  27. @Dumbo

    Steve Sailer is stuck on stupid mode, so since he’s not publishing my comments, I post it here:

    Steve won’t publish my shit either. No hard feelings. It’s his blog.

    When it comes to Ukraine I trust Putin more than PCR. And Pepe more than Sailer.

    I am a separatist. I believe that we Americans are witnessing the fall of the Anglo/Zio Empire from within the belly of the beast. And that those of us who survive the fall (Not me. I’m an old guy.) will have an opportunity to disconect and build something of our own.

  28. nickels says:

    U.k.r.a.i.n.e is russian for Vietnam.

    • LOL: meamjojo
  29. @Haxo Angmark

    Right. As the Ukie corpses pile up like cordwood by the tens of thousands, and the wounded fill hospitals clear to Poland. Grow the fuck up.

    • Agree: Realist
  30. @Philip Owen

    And they’ll be hit too. You do not understand the advantages of total air dominance. See Iraq and how they made out. 500,000 Iraqi children croaked due to the shitty water we left behind after Desert Storm. We destroyed everything from the air, without opposition. Russia is just giving them a little taste this week. But they could do it clear to poland’s border with Liviv in a week’s time. In short Phil, you don’t know shit. It’s tiring to see the idiotic comments of a dumbass that never saw a string of bombs drop, up close, the destruction. You exposed yourself.

  31. phil says:
    @TG

    Going by the maps is wrong-headed. Ukraine has not allowed its forces to retreat, and the Russian forces have been decimating them day-by-day with long-distance artillery to minimize Russian and civilian casualties. Dozens of villages have fallen into Russian hands. Very few have been taken by Ukrainian forces. Once Bakmut and Avdiivka fall, as they will, Russia will be poised to break out towards Nikolaev, Odessa, and Transnistria. And this conflict is still not being treated as a real war by the Russians. Russia could easily add to its forces.

    It is also wrong to be even-handed about the use of false or misleading propaganda by the two sides. The Western media is telling whoppers virtually every day, and Russian reports about casualties look, on closer inspection, to be more accurate than what is published in the West. Many Ukrainians are dying for each Russian killed.

    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @Philip Owen
  32. JimDandy says:
    @Dumbo

    Neocon Nuland represents the Power you speak of. “Hidden” might be a bit of an exaggeration.

  33. @Event Horizon

    Sure thing, Branden. Count the Ukrainian meat in the fields. I’ve seen some propagandists in these pages, but you take the cake.

  34. Hitch says:

    Colonel Markus Reisner from the Austrian military claims that the UAF has extremely high morale, and as proof he shows a vid of a large group of UAF forces singing the “Ukrainian” national anthem:

    This flies in the face of all the videos from the last few months where Ukrainian soldiers are filmed talking about how they are being left in their trenches without food, ammunition or communications to die under Russian artillery barrages.

    I believe that the Karkiv offensive was undertaken not only under Nato leadership, weaponry and logistics, and mercenaries, but also with the direct involvement of Nato SOF. Shortly before Reiser talks about Ukrainian “Morale”, he points out that virtually all the tanks, AFV’s, artillery and rockets were provided by Nato member states.

    Many reports describe how the “Ukrainian” territorial guards were used during the initial attacks when the most casualties resulted, and that they were followed up by SOF troops. This being the case, one would expect the morale of the UAF to be quite low. This flies in the face of Colonel Reisner’s contentions. Austria is not a Nato member state, but is a part of ZOG and a Nato “Partner for Peace”.

  35. Karl1906 says:

    Zelensky was supposed to deliver “results” or the money flow would stop. So this “Battle of the Bulge 2.0” had to be pushed by all means possible. And the high number of casualties – on the Ukrainian side and their side only – speaks volumes. Some idiots from Western media claim that this is the “beginning” of the big “counter offensive”. No, it isn’t. No matter how many “Volksturmists” Zelensky will hand a rifle and a handful of bullets in the coming weeks and months.

    The Russians simply will wait a while and (maybe) regroup their army and then continue with the slow & steady steamroller. Western propaganda may “win” this war for NATO (once again) on social media, but reality doesn’t care.

    • Replies: @Jeff Davis
    , @showmethereal
  36. “The American geopolitical /geoeconomic goal, to put it bluntly, is to destroy Russian unity, impose regime change and plunder all those immense natural resources. ” The same rationale was used to explain the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan; the US was supposedly there to take their oil (Iraq) or precious metals (Afghanistan). Not only did the US not do that, other competing nations like China stepped in and benefitted from the trillion we spent there.

  37. “The Special Military Operation (SMO), conceptually, is not about conquering territory per se: it is, or it was, so far, about protection of Russophone citizens in occupied territories, thus demilitarization cum denazification.”

    Note this paragraph well, it’s the only slight nod of the head to the reality of what happened: betrayal.

    Putinists like Escobar are having a hard time with this issue, if you look through their various screeds.

    No doubt Putin’s goal of destabilizing and changing the world economic system has not been altered by the Kharkhov retreat. But who paid the price for that retreat? For that failure to defend with enough soldiers?

    The purported beneficiaries of the Special Military Operation, whose declared aims included denazification and protection of Russian speakers, are now feeling the result of abandonment by their erstwhile protectors. The nazi infilitrated Uke army has arrived and they are hunting collaborators.

    Thus the retreat is not a military failure, it’s a trust failure: Putin cannot be trusted to protect and defend the people in Ukraine who support Russian policies. ‘Here we are to defend you! Oops, gotta run, good luck with Azov!’

  38. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Military Summary gets into the buildup of forces and the looming UAF offensive towards Mariupol.

    In the video I linked to above, Colonel Reisner goes into detail about all the Nato equipment and training that has formed the backbone of these latest Ukrainian offensives.

    Military Summary explains how the Russian forces are under manned, and are forced to defend a front of over 1000km’s. Now equiped with long range Nato rockets and artillery, the UAF is busy destroying bridges and other infrastructure, and even bombarding the Zaphorize Nuclear Power Planet. Estimates are that at least 10,000 young Ukrainian soldiers died and in catastrophe knows as the Kherson offensive alone, likely soon just as many will have died in the Karkiv offensive.

    So the cream of Ukrainian youth are being decimated, as is the infrastructure, factories and farms of the most productive part of Ukraine, all in an entirely unnecessary war started by Nato and ZOG.

    j2, the blood thirsty virtual barrier guard is the face of this useless and pointless war for Israel. His hate for Russia so overshadows his love of peace that he is willing to see thousands of Ukrainians die and millions of Ukrainians suffer for decades in order to quench his lust for revenge against Russia.

    • Thanks: Joe Levantine
    • Replies: @katesisco
  39. @Dumbo

    All those talking points you picked up from Tucker Carlson or some other neo-nationalist are trite. People did care when Putin invaded Crimea; there was disagreement about what to do next and whether he would continue he westward expansion. The reason why the entire Western world reacted to strongly this time around was because no one expected Putin to send 150,000 troops into Ukraine and decapitate the regime. The largest land invasion on the Eurasian continent since WWII did a lot to focus the mind of people on their security, which is why NATO is expanding again against the strenuous objections of Russia. BTW, Israel was one of the few Western allied countries that did not immediately rush to punish Russia for their acts and they kept an open dialogue with Putin because they had to coordinate with him on matters important to them. Mainly Syria and Iran.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    , @wj
    , @voicum
    , @gsjackson
  40. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dumbo

    The U.S. taxpayer \$\$\$ and modern weapons are not being sent to “defend democracy” in the Ukraine. Of course not. They are used to prevent the resurrection the world’s worst nightmare of the 20th century – the USSR.

    • Replies: @Jeff Davis
    , @Wild Man
  41. Ed Case says:
    @Jim Christian

    Remember Vietnam?
    The Vietnamese corpses piled up like cordwood?

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  42. Jewcraine’s minor victory is unlikely to be any kind of turning point, but Russia is failing to impress. Perhaps the plan is to let a cold, dark winter weaken the West’s resolve before lowering the hammer on the Accursed Christ Killers in “Keev”.

  43. According to an expert analysis, “if transformers of 110-330 kV are damaged, then it will almost never be possible to put it into operation (…) And if this happens at least at 5 substations at the same time, then everything is kaput. Stone age forever.”

    This nonsense sticks out like a sore thumb in what is mostly a pretty good article. Large transformers are in fact still being manufactured around the world.

    An LPT (Large Power Transformer) is a large, custom-built piece of equipment that is a critical component of the bulk transmission grid. Because LPTs are very expensive and tailored to customers’ specifications, they are usually neither interchangeable with each other nor produced for extensive spare inventories.
    https://electrical-engineering-portal.com/an-overview-of-large-power-transformer-lpt

    It’s true they’re large and expensive items, but “forever” must be defined as several months or a few years. Not to say that the people without electricity wouldn’t think they were in an eternal hell…

    My first thoughts about the Kharkov Offensive were that the Russians had gotten their clocks cleaned, but that may not have been the case at all. During WW2 the German attack in what has been called the Battle of the Bulge served to pull those German troops out of their hard-to-crack fortifications where they could be slaughtered by Allied artillery and air force planes. Conspiracy-minded folks like myself lean towards the notion the Ardennes attack was invited by Eisenhower and his commanders. Only when the size of the desired attack was much larger than expected – as were the high American casualties – was a hush-hush cover story created.

    The Ukrainains seem to have paid dearly in casualties – of their best troops – for their “successful” offensive. The main cost to the Russians appears to have been some severely bad publicity.

    Winter is coming, and IMO that’s when the situation in Europe is going to get really bad. I expect NATO to fracture in the best case, and disintegrate in the more unlikely worst case. Freezing and starving in the dark while they’re also heading towards bankruptcy isn’t something people are going to endure if there is an alternative. And Putin has offered such an alternative – call off the sanctions and he’ll turn on Nord Stream 2.

    I think it’s all going to get interesting….

  44. The Gimp says:

    This whole Russia Ukraine deal is Kabuki theater. The idiotic sanctions are a ruse by globalists to justify shortages and price increases to push their green agenda and insects eating. Vlad the imposter is not a hero but playing a role. He is fully on board injecting his people with the DNA altering slurry and a cashless QR code technocratic nightmare. Cheerleaders like Pepe are here to obfuscate only.

  45. @showmethereal

    Maybe, or maybe not. It took NATO twenty years to lose the war in Afghanistan.

  46. Dumbo says:

    Zelensky was involved in a minor car accident in his return from Izum, and guess who was with him?

    Über-Jew Bernhard Henri-Levi!

    https://www.rt.com/russia/562815-zelensky-kiev-car-crash/

    Why is the Ukraine so important to Jews? Let’s face it, I’m not one who thinks Jews are behind “everything”, but in this war, this is true — it is all about Jews. Do you think the average European would care if the Donbass was Russian or Ukrainian, or even, say, Armenian? And what does it matter to the average American, who is thousands of miles away? It’s exclusively powerful Jews who are pushing for all this and elevating Zelensky into some sort of Churchill and the Ukrainians into “300 Spartans”.

    • Replies: @eudion2
    , @Wizard of Oz
  47. @Jim Christian

    Putting chlorine on the (“dual use”) sanctions list had more to do with that
    i.e. Clinton murdered more Iraqi children than Dubya (Leishmaniosis! May
    they all burn in hell).
    – It cannot escape notice the Russians treat the Ukraine as a friendly country
    while the (((Keeheef))) junta does not, so forcing the former to pull off one
    glove is a victory for the latter.

    • Agree: Jim Christian
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  48. meamjojo says:

    Scholz tells Putin to withdraw as Germany faces calls to send Ukraine tanks
    German chancellor tells Russian president he must respect ‘the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.’

    September 13, 2022 11:04 pm

    BERLIN — Olaf Scholz urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to completely withdraw his troops from Ukraine during a call Tuesday, as the German chancellor faces growing pressure at home to give more military aid to Kyiv.

    A German government readout from the 90-minute call said that given “the seriousness of the military situation and the consequences of the war in Ukraine, the chancellor urged the Russian President to find a diplomatic solution as soon as possible, based on a ceasefire, a complete withdrawal of Russian troops and respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.”

    “The chancellor stressed that any further Russian annexation moves would not go unanswered and would not be recognized under any circumstances,” the readout added.

    https://www.politico.eu/article/scholz-urge-putin-withdraw-troop-germany-face-call-send-ukraine-tank-russia-war/

  49. meamjojo says:

    This is for you Escobar!
    ———
    Ukrainian surge throws Kremlin propagandists into disarray
    Some advocate starting peace talks while others demand retaliation — all as Ukrainian troops advance.

    September 12, 2022 10:52 pm

    Ukrainian troops filmed themselves retaking posts along the border with Russia — a sign of the frantic evacuation of the occupying army from the region around the country’s second city of Kharkiv after Ukraine’s startling counter-attack last week.

    The incontrovertible evidence of the Russian army’s failure is creating unprecedented disarray among Moscow propagandists who both reflect and shape public opinion, while spurring euphoria in Ukraine.

    “Very many skeptics have begun a total re-evaluation — and soon they will rush to be friends with us,” said Alexei Arestovich, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
    ….
    https://www.politico.eu/article/kremlin-propaganda-into-disarray-war-zelenskyy-putin-ukraine-russia-kharkiv-kherson/

    • LOL: Jeff Davis
    • Troll: Lurker
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  50. meamjojo says:
    @Carroll price

    The plan is to breakup Russia into smaller independent countries, so that Russia can not become a problem again. This will be better for the whole world.

    • Troll: Lurker
  51. @TG

    Yes that’s how it will go.

    What’s amazing is that the West cares more about the Ukrainian regime than its own people, that it cares more about Ukraine’s borders than its own, and that Westerners are willing to put up with the cold and poverty to beat Russia while allowing immigrant hordes to murder, rape and rob in their own countries. And most people just go along with that. Yes the war is on and there will not be any fifth columns in Western countries.

    • Agree: inspector general
    • Replies: @Jeff Davis
    , @anonymous
  52. Andreas says:

    “Kharkov was preciously timed…”

    I couldn’t help but notice it all started on 6 Sep, or so.

    That was a whole five days of kicking some serious Russian ass to achieve some kind of substantiable military outcome that would have coincided with 9/11 had it succeeded.

    That can’t possibly have been a coincidence.

    What a golden propaganda event that would have been! Imagine having been able to compare the “unprovoked” Russian invasion of Ukraine with the “unprovoked” 9/11 attacks and the “counter-offensive” with the first decisive victories in the “War on Terror”.

    That didn’t happened.

    There were no high-fives in those US/NATO ops bunkers. Just Taliban-bitched spec-ops types huffing their jock straps while using Ukrainians as human shields. Their skills could be put to so much better use on the southern border. At least then they’d be respected.

  53. Adûnâi says: • Website

    If there is any good to the Zionist Occupation Government, tight information/narrative control must be some of it. This neo-Christian religious frenzy for the sake of genital mutilation propaganda in the form of transvestitism is propping up the aged body politic of the increasingly-delusional West.

    Shrieking, horrifying lesbians are one thing, but you know what is worse? An utterly dead society that lost the culture war, and is now resigned to its doom. – That is Russia. The Ukrainians might be a Jewish golem sending their women on the Turkish cock and their men under the Russian shells, but the Russians don’t have the balls even to summon a little genocidal hatred when their very statehood is at stake.

    The current Russian adage is We can repeat it again. So far, they have repeated the disaster of Izyum. Will their ethnic consciousness awaken when the enemy is in Stalingrad? Oh wait, it’s now Volgograd, its legacy besmirched by the Ukrainian traitor Khrushchev in 1961… The Aryan race died in 1945.

    P.S. It’s incredible how retarded Westerners are, all things considered. Much dumber than the Russians. The Russians have at least some kind of pluralism of thought, some nuance – with communists and monarchists against the libtards and the Putain-zombies. But the Americans? They all outright worship the Kremlin bastard – as a god or a satan. I’d suggest reading Strelkov, there is Sergey Brin’s translator to tap into the Russian culture.
    https://archive.vn/f6gzs

  54. profnasty says:

    So, the Blue Jays want to retake the POS (Pale of Settlement)?
    They can’t possibly want to take Russia’s resources. To do so would require a nukular strike. This, obviously, will result in a nukular counterstrike on Mudmerica. Is this even possible–in the cards? Has the Bizarro World progressed from the ridiculous to the sublime?

    ‘In NY sits the United Nations.
    Worthy men from Spain and Siam.
    All day discussion with the Russians.
    But they still went ahead
    And vetoed the Plan.
    There you’ll see the US representative.
    He’s the one with the tired eyes.
    747 put him in that condition.
    Flying back from a peace keeping mission.

    And so it goes.
    So It goes.
    But where it’s going-
    No one knows’
    -Nick Lowe

  55. GMC says:
    @nickels

    Ya, and Russia won in VietNam – too.

  56. Anon[383] • Disclaimer says:
    @Carroll price

    That was the whole point of the sanctions after all. Screw ordinary Russian people over so they can “rise up” against Putin, kick him out of office, and put a US puppet like Yeltsin in charge again. Sneaky bastards. But it doesn’t seem to have worked, has it? All it has done is screw Russian and western people over as the sanctions predictably backfired.

    Now instead of Putin being thrown out of office, the Dems and lefty govts across Europe are likely to be thrown out instead. (Because of the sanctions plus the continuing fuck-ups caused by lockdowns). Good ol’ law of unintended consequences, if completely foreseeable to anyone who isn’t retarded.

    • Replies: @AnoNZ
  57. @Event Horizon

    Thank you. I gave up on the presu.ably bought Russian shill more than 6 months ago and was only attracted by the headline to see if I could really economise on time by turning the article into a podcast and seeing whether there was anything of substance. Apart from reviving in my mind, by his reference to attacks on power supply, my speculative question from way back about Russia simply engaging in massive destruction and even biowarfare my only further interest is to see which regular
    UR commenters betray their idiocy on this thread.

  58. @Wizard of Oz

    And note that Russia’s only pretence to being a superpower is its possession of nuclear weapons probably very hardly maintained and partly sold off for corrupt private gain.

    • Replies: @Jeff Davis
  59. Russia might pull this out, but there is good reason to doubt. Putin has squandered most of his military resources. He doesn’t have the funds to manufacture replacements for the equipment that has been destroyed and abandoned, and is scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to buy from Iran and the Norks, who are not know either for scale or quality. He is scraping out prisons and picking up alcoholics for more cannon fodder, and not training them before he throws at the Ukrainians, who are trained and far better equipped.

    The Russians have been pulling back in the Kherson sector, and some have run, and why not? Their officers have been abandoning them.

    Russia might pull this out, but the probability is against them. They have neither manpower or material to do it. And, please spare us the cries of huge reserves manpower and such. If Putin had them, they would be there. They aren’t.

  60. @Jim Christian

    The air situation in Ukraine is nothing like what it was for the US in Iraq. It is no where near permissive for Russia and they are no where close to air dominance or air superiority. If anyone is gravely ignorant here, it isn’t Owen.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  61. A reminder not to believe all you read. From George Orwell “Looking Back on the Spanish War”:

    “Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper, but in Spain, for the first time, I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie. I saw great battles reported where there had been no fighting, and complete silence where hundreds of men had been killed…One of the huge pyramid of lies which the Catholic and reactionary press all over the world built up, let me take just one point – the presence in Spain of the Russian army. Devout Franco partisans all believed in this; estimates of its strength went up as high as half a million. Now, there was no Russian army in Spain. There may have been a handful of airmen and other technicians, a few hundred at the most, but an army there was not. Some thousands of foreigners who fought in Spain, not to mention millions of Spaniards, were witnesses of this. Well, their testimony made no impression at all upon the Franco propagandists, not one of whom had set foot in Government Spain. Simultaneously these people refused utterly to admit the fact of German and Italian government intervention, at the same time as the German and Italian press were boasting about the exploits of their ‘legionaires’.”

    • Thanks: Avery
    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  62. anaccount says:

    I am pro-Russia but as a few others have noted, Russia is currently losing. The first sign was when Russia’s push towards Kiev was abruptly cancelled. The cope line was that this was a (very expensive) head fake and the real goal was in the east.

    Now we witness another ‘strategic withdrawal’ but this time it’s in the east.

    I’m not surprised that Pepe is making excuses, this is common in the alternative media. When the Admiral Makarov was destroyed, Andrei over at copium.is assessed that this disaster was due to an onboard accident or an errant sea mine, LOL. I have no doubt that this sad trend will continue.

    • Troll: RadicalCenter
  63. An observant statesman once commented it’s dangerous to have America as your enemy but fatal to have it as your friend. Perhaps the EU became economically too powerful for US interests to tolerate, and this conflict is as devious a backdoor way to knock out Europe as a trade rival as was the so-called “good war.” In its own evil way, using the Ukro nationalists to provoke Russia into military action was a brilliant if totally mad plan, designed to have two powerful competitors cancel one another in preparation for the main event, an American attack on China. Ukraine feels like the final, winner-take-all battle in the Hundred Years War that began with the failed American invasion of Russia in 1918. Neither side can afford to lose this one, but as it’s shaken out the majority of humanity, China, India, and the entire Global South reject the American sanctions that are imploding Europe’s economy, not Russia’s. Well, on the positive side, with the Joint Chiefs’ recent plan for winnable nuclear war and a crew of arrogant, entitled imbeciles running the State Department, maybe won’t have to worry about living long enough to see Biden complete the privatizing of Medicare after all.

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
  64. The West is trying to rob the gas station, again.

    Wake me when something changes.

  65. eah says:
    @Dumbo

    Steve Sailer is stuck on stupid mode, so since he’s not publishing my comments, I post it here: …

    Willkommen im Club — he’s a fraud who’s best ignored.

    About this part of the article:

    Wars are not won by psyops. Ask Nazi Germany.

    I’m not aware that Germany waged any ‘psyops’ in WWII — per William Shirer in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, in Jan 1941 Hitler is reported to have hinted to Mussolini:

    Though we have very favorable political and economic agreements with Russia, I prefer to rely on powerful means at my disposal.

    Had Hitler concentrated his armor on the central front for a full-out drive on Moscow, instead of pushing into the Soviet Union on three separate fronts (link), for all practical purposes the war in the East probably would have been over in Sep 1941.

  66. Anon[271] • Disclaimer says:

    Rope-a-dope.

    Being willing to pull back, and let the enemy overextended itself before counterattacking them on more hospitable ground, is practically a Russian military tradition.
    When I seen that Washington think tank (and an attendant YouTube video) claiming Russia was hiding six nations within her borders, and needed to be broken up into six different new nations by the West, and the Ukranian foreign minister even stating that also a few months back, I knew Russia was in an existential fight for its life, and the Ukranian War was a Western plan to kill as many Russian troops as possible before a NATO-Russian War planned later.

    Russia, Putin, Lavrov, and Medvedev know this also. Look at what the West attempts to use public schools to do to its own children folks. Our leaders are evil now. Its not Ronald Reagan’s or George Bush the Elder’s America now. It’s not even Bill Clinton’s America now. We have become 2 nations, one fairly righteous one legally bound and controlled Gulliver-like by a evil, satanic one. China would be next, as well as India and the rest of Asia and Indonesia if Russia was cut into prices upon its death like an old ancient Egyptian diety. Putin, Lavrov, and Medvedev (if Putin was assasinated) would fire those 7,000 nukes before they’d let that happen. But I have some good news: letting the Eastern 20% of Ukraine become new republics of Russian language that could determine their own futures and building a wall could still be a brokerage peace the West could wisely make. Think of all the lives it could save. Let’s stop trying to rule the entire planet for the top 1% and the military-industrial-complex and work on other problems. Forget conquering Asia and installing neo-liberal friendly pupper-Guadio-regimes. Not gonna peacefully happen.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  67. JR Foley says:
    @Event Horizon

    Russia still has 20 years to inject more pain and when the lights go out in November–Olaf Scholts will be flying to Canada to visit Jackboot Trudeau and Chrystia Bandera Chomiak Freeland.

  68. Wokechoke says:
    @nickels

    The first active year of proper fighting looks more like the Shenandoah Valley to me.

  69. MarkNiet says:
    @Event Horizon

    Look! Mr. Unz allowing humor session on the site.

  70. Wokechoke says:
    @eah

    Hitler sent troops in to liberate Latvia Estonia Lithuania Ukraine and Belorussia. Once his troops started to fight Russians on exclusively Russian turf the campaign ran into terminal trouble.

    • Agree: Philip Owen
  71. MLK says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    A sober, informed take that powers through the propaganda for the purpose of inducing “Everything’s Changed!” Just what the doctor has ordered for the US electorate in time for the US midterms.

    Say what you will about USG capabilities and execution in achieving what is now playfully presented as the national interest, the Information War directed internally is working like a charm:

    https://www.statista.com/chart/28210/share-of-respondents-thinking-russia-ukraine-neither-will-win-the-war/

    “Stalemate” is brilliantly good enough for government work until the pesky elections are over.

    What the illegitimate Biden regime is desperate to avoid before is Russia taking actions that swamp that perception. Reality-based observers rightly recognize and are horrified by the blithe application of “fighting Russia down to the last Ukrainian.” Yet as the captive West and Central Europeans are figuring out if they hadn’t already, no ally is above taking one for the team.

    But it’s impossible to overstate the damage that’s been done. Yet why concede before November 8, that this regime, with the giddy support of Congressional Democrats and their controlled opposition RINOs, has conjured the greatest debacle for US power and prestige since Vietnam at least, when it can see if it can delay it until the day after. At least they got it done in record time!

    That explains “The Kharkov Game-Changer,” along with all the dangerous provocations. Forgive me for wondering whether the USG dropped a dime to the Russians on the UK’s insane Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station op and Ukraine recapturing 2000 square kms . . . . no, 3000 . . . or is it 6000, anyway, on to the midterms with glorious victory within sight!

    Your comment wisely counsels that we keep in mind Russia’s original SMO objectives for the straightforward reason that nothing has happened since that suggests it won’t achieve them. Quite the opposite.

    As I’ve previously noted, the midterm election is half of this inflection point, with the G20 Summit in Bali following a week or so later.

    Per the Winston Churchill line to Lady Astor, “Madam, we’ve already determined what you are, we’re now negotiating the price,” the USG needs to give Russia what it needs right now in recompense for not spoiling their faerie story before the election.

    • Replies: @MLK
  72. Wokechoke says:
    @anaccount

    It was the Moskva.

    The “real” aim may have simply been to establish a land bridge to Crimea as a back up to the Kerch bridge so that Russia could fully control the Don Estuary and Azov Sea. Not small things for the Russians.

    The Paratrooper assault on Kiev was a coup attempt that panicked the west and failed to depose Zelenskyy.

    • Replies: @anaccount
  73. Clyde says:
    @Event Horizon

    Seriously, fade this jackass.

    Putin and Xi’s kiss-ass clown. Pepe wore thin on me a while ago. Check out what Peter Zeihan has to say at y-tube and his website. Twit too>>> https://twitter.com/PeterZeihan

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
  74. Bookish1 says:

    This post may or may not be off topic but since the U.S. is poking our nose all over the world in other peoples business what is stopping those other people from sticking their noses in our southwest that Mexico must want back. And why don’t we ever hear about what is going on.

  75. Lurker says:
    @anaccount

    Concern troll detected.

    And the Admiral Makarov destroyed – when was that?

    • Replies: @anaccount
  76. Dumbo says:
    @John Frank

    the entire Western world

    LOL. “The entire Western world” = Whore politicians and the media, and important JEWS like Bernard Henri-Levy, who is right now in the Ukraine.

    The average European or American citizen DOES NOT GIVE A F**K if the Donbass belongs to Russia or to the Ukraine, and why should they?? It is a local issue for those who live there. But, as far as I’m concerned, Putin can take the whole of Ukraine, and Moldova too, for free. I don’t care.

    • Replies: @John Frank
  77. Bookish1 says:
    @Tallest Skil

    I don’t believe one word coming out of Ukraine

  78. Anonymous[283] • Disclaimer says:

    Promises, Promises! When is Russia gonna takeover the pesky Ukrainians?

  79. Anon[422] • Disclaimer says:

    Articles on the Russo/ Uke war bring out the Military Grand Strategists and U Tube navel gazers declaring Russia is on the ropes. Might I remind readers that in WW2 the best sources available stated that Adolph would clean up Russia in a few months !

    LOL, four and a half years later Berlin was in ruins and Germany partitioned. Adolph celebrated his birthday on April 20th, shot himself on April 30th and Germany surrendered to Uncle Joe on May 8th. Happy Birthday Adolph ! LOL

    The Berlin Wall came down in 1989 after Reagan begged Gorbachev. Point being, that even the Nato Alliance was powerless to militarily collapse the Communist Bloc.

    For the rank amateurs on UR here is an elementary lesson. Wars are not won by operations of a tactical nature but by operations supporting a grand overall strategy. That strategy means you must destroy enemy forces and not hold territory for the sake of saying you do. Positions are held if they deprive the opponent of a strategic advantage and or enable you to have a strategic advantage.

    Again, a simple example. In the boxing ring a fighter does not assume one position and slug it out at that spot, unless he is Big Duke or Dolph Lundgren. He moves around, sometimes all over your space, sometimes all over his, advancing, circling and retreating as he defends and/or rains blows on the opponent.

    All this talk about Kharkov and these stupid little Towns of 25,000 souls being held or given up by one side or the other is sheer hogwash. This is all tactical. Added to the pig swill is one source claiming the Ukes assaulted and won 6,000 sq km while the Z says it is 2,000 sq km. Eastern Ukraine is what, about 250,000 sq km ?? We also hear that the Ukes have skilfully maneuvered here and there in spite of a deficiency in armour, artillery, support units and manpower. There is a large disconnect in that assertion.

    Only God, Putin and the Russian General staff know what is going to happen and all are silent. However, this Anon says my money is on Russia so shake me awake when Moscow falls LMAO.

    Pepe is right and if I were to be granted one wish it would be that the Z practice his dance moves and buy some new high heels and leather tights. I would not mind checking out his Miami debut in the near future.

    Maybe the Wizard of Oz will join his freak faggot show and dance for the Boys LOL.

  80. wj says:
    @John Frank

    People in the USA didn’t care any more about Crimea than they cared about American neocons running the Maidan operation and conducting the coup.

    Regarding Syria, Israel and Russia – Israel and her minions are seriously opposed to Russian intervention there . The Izzies wanted a failed state on their north to remove a conventional military threat. The entire neocon establishment was in favor of Assad’s removal. Bless the Russians for preventing this.

  81. MLK says:
    @MLK

    Also, a word to the wise. Don’t make the mistake of thinking Biden’s Philadelphia speech, kicking off its fall game-changer against Trump and MAGA, was only or even primarily for domestic consumption.

    No, the ruling and governing classes in Europe are chafing at the prospect of losing power, or being on the receiving end of worse from the pitchforks, so here’s their solution. Stop your bellyaching and start showing your citizenry who’s boss.

    After all, after the Trump raid and the #pedohitler speech what exactly would be crossing the internal repression line for a European government at this point?

  82. @meamjojo

    Ukrainian troops filmed themselves retaking posts along the border with Russia

    Didn’t this happen already in the Kharkov region a few months ago? So what happened in the meantime? Ukraine lost all that territory and now had to retake it yet again?

  83. Realist says:
    @Carroll price

    Regime change and access to Russia’s tremendous wealth of natural resources was always the plan.

    Yes, plus control of their nuclear weaponry.

  84. @anaccount

    Russia was brought into a situation where it had to act and I would have thought the main objective of the SMO would have been to defend the people of the LDNRs. I don’t know what all the rest, like throwing all those troops at Kiev and Kharkov was about? Maybe a diversion or maybe just to see what would happen. Russia recognised LDNRs and so it has an obligation to defend them. Anything else is a plus I suppose.

    • Replies: @MotGOD
  85. Most people have no idea what it’s like to fight in sub-zero temperatures.

    It takes a lot of training, specialized equipment for sustaining life, good NCO’s to keep discipline and morale, and above all, logistics.

    The Uki forces in the Kharkiv operation were like a light cavalry charge. The faced no major opposition or battles.

    It will be interesting to see Kiev attempt to hold the front in winter conditions. The leaves will be on the ground. Thermal imagery will expose every position. The quartermasters will be hard-pressed to supply calories, ammo and fuel.

    When troops are cold, they can’t sleep in the open trenches very long. They seek hard shelters. Casualties need to be evacuated or they perish immediately.

    The NATO counties will soon be stripping their armories for tents, stoves, and warm clothing. It’s one thing to have winter kit, it’s another to know how to employ it.

    • Replies: @beavertales
  86. Why is the Ukraine so important to Jews?

    The war on Russia ramped up in 2015 when the Russians derailed the Greater Israel plot by sending forces to save Syria from destruction. Russia must be weakened or destroyed so that it pulls its support from Syria.

    • Agree: Joe Levantine
  87. The Kurgan says: • Website
    @Event Horizon

    Hahahahahah,
    This seething on your part is hilarious.
    America and its European satrapies have already lost. It’s just a matter of how badly.

    • Agree: nosquat loquat
  88. @meamjojo

    “The chancellor stressed that any further Russian annexation moves would not go unanswered and would not be recognized under any circumstances,”

    Will he also state this about East Prussia?

  89. eudion2 says:
    @Event Horizon

    Notwithstanding obscure pop culture references, an offensive force of 35,000 Ukrainians is not going to beat 200,000 Russians.

    And do you really want to get into cultural references? When I think of Russian culture, I think of names of music and literature that are classic and known around the world. When I think of Ukrainian culture, I think of a comedian banging a piano with his dick.

    • Replies: @nosquat loquat
  90. eudion2 says:
    @Dumbo

    Ukraine was part of the Khazarian Empire, does that answer your question.

  91. Zumbuddi says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Are you quoting the same George Orwell who volunteered to fight (and was wounded) against Franco –and the Kathliks — with a rag-tag group supported & supplied by USSR ?

    • Replies: @MotGOD
    , @Commentator Mike
  92. @Karl1906

    Exactly.

    And I would add that Zelensky is a coked-up NATO stooge and mega-criminal who is sacrificing the Ukrainian people for I can’t imagine what personal motivation. Astonishingly cowardly.

    Though it may not be in accord with accepted geopolitical norms, with each passing day I think Zelensky and his leadership cabal should be taken out “hypersonically”. And quite possibly his family as well. Simple justice woud be served if they suffer the same fate that their level of criminality is inflicting on the Ukraianian people. And it would serve as a message to whoever takes up Ukrainian leadership next. I understand that this is a severe and bloodthirsty notion, but what Zelensky is doing to Ukraine, Europe, and the rest of the world is just unbelievable.

  93. @Anonymous

    “… the world’s worst nightmare of the 20th century – Zionist criminal Israel.”

    FTFY, no charge.

  94. Marcali says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Is this scenario more likely or less?

    Crimean Front: „On 2 March, Mekhlis (the highest ranking Jew in the Red Army) launched his ’big music’ in a fiasco that proved to be the insane apogee of terror applied to military science. He banned the digging of trenches ’so that the offensive spirit of the soldiers would not be undermined’ and insisted that anyone who took ’elementary security measures’ was a ’panic monger’. All were ’mashed into a bloody porridge’.” There goes an army group of 250,000 men.
    (Simon Sebag Montefiore: Stalin, the Court of the Red Tsar, Phoenix, 2003, p. 421.)

  95. Anonymous[287] • Disclaimer says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how wrong someone can be,then I read Pepe

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
  96. MotGOD says:

    Escalate, escalate! Fight to the last Russian. You are one mad Pepe.

    And isn’t it a dark irony that Russian Fanboys and Shills are willing to, in fact demand to, fight to the last Russian.

    Hasn’t Vlad your Dad done enough for the Jews and against the white race?

    Must he entirely destroy his nation, or start the Jews long planned WWJew.3 (the one that is supposed to be Eastern Whites versus Western Whites completing white genocide and leaving the Jews to rule the shithole charnel house left-over once hated whitey is gone)?

    He has even made a penis-joke Jew mediocrity into a facsimile of a hero while cementing jew-rule over a fire-forged aryan-slave-warrior nation of Ukraine, and breathed new life in the aging JEW-SA global empire.

    Isn’t that enough 4D chess-mastering from Putin for you?

    Why must you further enable his jew-serving anti-white stupidity?

    Couldn’t you just admit you were wrong and take a break to go get better acquainted with reality?

    • Agree: Robert Bruce
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Wokechoke
  97. MotGOD says:
    @Zumbuddi

    And who, if you were actually familiar with his writings instead of being a shallow propagandist, you would know came away thoroughly disillusioned and ashamed?

  98. @meamjojo

    Sadly, if you replace “Russia” with “USA”, you’d be closer to right.

    Then, what happens when the USA is no longer able to “project power”, I.e. murder and maim women, children and elderly people who live 6,000-plus miles from our borders who are not attacking us and pose no threat to us in or near our country? Well, another authoritarian supremacist power will fill the vacuum if not stopped. That seems to be human nature. Cheerful, eh?

    The absence of a peer power to constrain or deter China will invite Chinese aggression and expansion, inter alia. Not just commercial expansion this time.

    The world might be better off if no one gang gained control over so much territory and so many people as countries like Russia, USA, China, India, Nigeria, Indonesia, Brazil, and their ilk have.

    Don’t let any one set of sociopaths and thieves have so much taxes, so much economic clout, and so many armed men/planes/missiles/bombs at their disposal.

    Make it easier for people to “vote with their feet” and escape by choosing one of 500 countries in the world rather than 200. (It’s around 194 now, not counting “the holy see” (sic). But let’s also recognize Taiwan, Palestine, and the emerging Novorossiya (or whatever Russia calls the territory that it re-takes and keeps, outside the two “republics” in the Donbass), among others. With at least 3 or 4 countries emerging from the former USA, that gets us over 200.

    More choices, more competition between gangs in terms of taxation, liberty, order, safety, services, culture, etc.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  99. MotGOD says:
    @Commentator Mike

    The fact that the Russians rounded up all the Ukrainian LDNR men they could lay hands on and used them as cannon fodder at the front is a clue that maybe, just maybe the Russians were not there to protect those men from the “Ebil Not-See” Urkrainians.

    Pious words from Putina about protecting them while actually genociding them.

    They would have been better off ruled by Ukraine and many of those that survived so far will realize that now — especially as those brave Russians drop arms and run like hell to leave them alone to face the victorious and traitor-unfriendly Ukrainian forces.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  100. anaccount says:
    @Wokechoke

    My 3AM mistake, the Moskva. The Makarov is Russia’s (likely) new flagship after the last flagship was sunk. Broadly speaking, I hope you’re right. If winning looks like you’re losing then Russia is doing great.

  101. @Jim Christian

    Russia doesn’t have total air dominance and won’t have. It has all the planes it is ever going to have for 30 years (these are the fruits of a 14 year build with access to the world’s compnents). It needs to preserve its fleet for a war with China. So, it doesn’t in general cross the front line with aircraft exposing its planes to AA fire. If you haven’t worked this out you need critical thinking skills.

    Putin and Shoigu have not seen bombs drop but they command the Russian forces.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  102. @phil

    That’s not what the NASA Fire maps have suggested throughout the conflict. Lyman and Severodonetsk apart, more hits seem to have been made on the Russian sides of the front line than on the Ukrainian one. The siege of Donetsk city is about 50/50.

  103. @Zumbuddi

    Sure. I would think more or less everyone here would be acquainted with George Orwell’s bio.

  104. @eah

    And the British would have reinforced Leningrad via Murmansk.

  105. @meamjojo

    Putin should have shown Scholz a map, prepared by the Russian General Staff and passed on to the Russian Missile Forces, of the location of all the LNG storage tanks — now 85% full — in Germany, and said, “Perhaps you should consider terminating support for the Neocon/Nazi project in Ukraine, withdrawing from NATO, ending sanctions against Russia, and opening Nordstream 2, before the German people decide to come for your sorry ass.”

  106. @Dumbo

    How else to explain Boris Johnson rushing to put the kybosh on the imminent peace deal a few moths ago?

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
  107. @nokangaroos

    This document seems just a little bit fishy to me and it’s not on the Rand website.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @Passing By
  108. @Dumbo

    The average American doesn’t give a f… about general. In fact, the average American doesn’t follow politics all that closely. Doesn’t mean that the average American is right.

  109. Anonymous[287] • Disclaimer says:
    @MotGOD

    Pepe is still making good money out of pro Putin blather,so he won’t drop this blather until Russia fails totally

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
  110. @Commentator Mike

    … Westerners are willing to put up with the cold and poverty to beat Russia …

    This assumes they will continue to be, as you say, “willing”. The cold and poverty has only just begun, and already the masses are getting “restless”. Let’s see how “willing” they are after the cold and hunger of the coming winter; all the while watching their leaders remain toasty and well-fed in their luxurious homes.

    The French revolted and chopped the heads off ***17,000*** wealthy assholes who thought they could get away with this shit back when.

    Torches and pitchforks is more than a metaphor, and the blade of the guillotine cares not about one’s degree of social “refinement”.

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @Anne Lid
  111. @beavertales

    Last year, at the end of 2021, Russia’s professional army was conducting massive training exercises in winter conditions.

    This year, as winter approaches, Ukraine’s military is going to be caught on the front lines ill-equipped and under-trained. Many of the conscripts will have had no experience with winter camping.

    In the cold, battery-powered devices don’t hold a charge as long. Water in canteens freezes solid. Soldiers battling hypothermia are less focused on the adversary. When morale is poor, troops get sick more often. Ukraine has a corruption problem, and nice cold-weather gear is an attractive target for rear echelon thieves.

    Russia may take the opportunity for maneuver warfare. It wouldn’t be the first time.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  112. @MotGOD

    The Jew doth project too much methinks …
    especially after sending the 128th (Transcarpathian = Hungarian) Mountain
    Brigade to certain death on the steppe of Kherson – an MO familiar from
    Warszaw and the Krajina in the last Jew War;
    small wonder the Hungarians are miffed – but the “E”U to the rescue!
    (Hungary has just been declared a “regime” not a “democracy” –
    somewhere, Ezra Pound is holding his sides)

  113. Dystopian says:
    @Dumbo

    The big question is who stands to befit if Russia and the collective west go to war? China and India have spent a bunch of money to buy the likes of Biden, McConnell. Does your hidden hand control them too? Is it about money and power or just good old fashioned hatred. I guess in the end it doesn’t really matter. The only chance the world has is for the traditional American people to retake control of their country. Otherwise it will be a long dark winter indeed.

  114. Bro43rd says:
    @Observator

    Best comment of the thread thusfar!

  115. Wild Man says:
    @Anonymous

    The arising of the USSR occurred by way of bolshevism. I don’t get it? (what you are saying) …. that the U.S. (and Nato) are sending material and financial supply to the Ukraine regime, because our side (the west) wants to prevent the resurrection of the worst nightmare of the 20th century, …. this arising of this ‘bolshevism’ that was responsible for the arising of the USSR?

    Because, this time it is our side (the west) that is under the constraints of a growing bolshevism upon the west – right? That is, if we are to believe the western purveyors of this Great Reset dynamic. So why do you think that the American and Nato support of the Ukraine regime’s war-footing rhetoric, since 2014, as now supercharged by massive military supply, will prevent the resurrection of this 20th century nightmare? Bolshevism do as bolshevism does (i.e – you can’t change the cat’s stripes). I think your position is on the wrong side of actual history.

    The Wikipedia definition of bolshevism is as follows:

    “Bolshevism (from Bolshevik) is a revolutionary socialist current of Soviet Marxist–Leninist political thought and political regime associated with the formation of a rigidly centralized, cohesive and disciplined party of social revolution, focused on overthrowing the existing capitalist state system, seizing power and establishing the “dictatorship of the proletariat.””

    We all remember how that went. But who are the equivalent of the Czarists, within Russia, back at that time, prior to 1917, in today’s world? Is it the Putin regime? Some could probably make a pretty good case for that (but I’m still sitting on the fence on that one).

    Alright, …. I suppose you are one of those making the case that, the equivalent of the Czarists, within Russia, in today’s world, is indeed the Putin regime. Well then, who are the bolshevik forces, in today’s world? Isn’t it the globalist forces that have emerged within the west? These globalist forces that want a one-world government, so as to be based upon their iron-fisted conceit, that centralized control of all worldwide resources, must fall within their purvey, within an enforced perspective of resource-scarcity (even though said perspective is social-engineered via false narratives)? But, with the proviso that in must be them, the purveyors of this perspective, the western globalists, in charge?

    Look, once one really thinks it through thoroughly, which takes awhile, …. one will then realize that the people of the world are being duped, but yet again, by the forces of bolshevism, which has always been about centralized control, by way of an iron-fisted conceit, of refined raw resources purposely made scarce, by way of huge limits placed upon human ingenuity, so that certain parties can reside over this fiasco, at the top, and enjoy the fruits of this parasitism (this figurative blood-sucking) that occurs at the top of this system.

    Why would you want that to re-occur, by way of the current-day bolshevik forces (which is this western globalism, … what I have been calling ‘faux-west globalism’, because its ideology is actually completely anti-western) use of so-called neo-Czarist Russia, as a foil?

    Look, …. when we finally get some version of globalism that is not filled with this lying conceit, …. constantly lying to the people, divide-and-conquer-style, ….. well then, yes, …. more two-mode centralized control over the world’s vast raw resources, and the wheels of human ingenuity that can take that, and transform it into all kinds of life-giving wonders, …. of course would be in the works, and should be, ….. but should only arise within a 2-mode dynamic whereby said control exists within a ‘centralization of the human-ingenuity-spawning forces of decentralization’. Once upon a time, the western-invented Academy was actually a good model for this 2-mode dynamic (but alas, the western Academy has now also been usurped by the forces of current day bolshevism, and has slowly been turned into a false-caricature of its past merits, as apparent in the culture, everywhere by now).

    Don’t cheer on the current-day bolsheviks, as per their aim to suck the rest of us all dry, but yet again. That experiment always fails. It will fail again. But this time, because this ideological falsehood-making-machine is being used as cudgel against not just one nation at a time, but all of us all at once, ….. when said experiment fails, this time ….. the fall-out will be truly horrific in ways we have never seen before, in all the history of the world’s people. For the sake of us all, it’s best if we head this growing current-day bolshevism off at the pass, as as to avoid utter catastrophe. You appear to be cheering for the wrong team (the parasite’s team, and not the people’s team).

    • Replies: @Adûnâi
  116. Anonymous[287] • Disclaimer says:
    @beavertales

    You’ve made a fundamental error,Russia doesn’t have a professional army, it’s riddled with corruption and will sooner or later fail

    • Replies: @Getaclue
  117. @meamjojo

    YOUR world, the House of Mirrors, and Drag Queen Cafe on Trans Ave.

  118. @meamjojo

    Yeah, the kraut runt has scared the living daylights out of Putin. Or he hasn’t. It’s going to be a long winter for Germany. Why should Russians bloody care for what Germans want? If they want to commit economic suicide, they can suit themselves.

    Btw,

    https://sonar21.com/is-the-war-in-ukraine-part-of-a-u-s-strategy-to-weaken-germany-rand-says-yes/

    Enjoy!

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  119. @Irish Savant

    I´m not too sure either – but si non è vero è bene trovato 😀

  120. I’ve got some HOT NEWS!.. There will be no “break up, subjugation of Russia. If that becomes eminent, rather than become vanquished, enslaved by Globo Homo, Putin has said that the nukes will sail, simultaneously to all of NATO (especially City of London), AND Israel-as told to the Isderailed Government.

    How can there be doubts about this? Because of Mass Formation Delusion/Psychosis/Hypnosis.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mattias-desmet-mass-formation-hypnosis-and-the-rise-of-technocratic-totalitarianism_4535569.html

  121. @Wizard of Oz

    Anti-Russian-Kool-Aid dreams.

    Not only is the Russian military the most competent and functional on the planet, but Russia is a major — possibly the world’s leading — energy and commodities supplier. The loss of these ***crucial*** resources by the West — Europe of course in particular — is now demonstrating Russia’s “superpower” status.

    The Wizard is ideologically armored — “America! Fuck yeah! — against acknowledging this reality.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • LOL: Wizard of Oz
  122. As Pepe said, this SMO – Special Military Operation should be recalibrated into a CTO – Counter Terrorism Operation, especially when you’re being attacked by the largest and greatest terrorist organizations known (USA/NATO/UK/Allies.

    I was thinking of leasing for 99 years one of 500 plus hardened munitions bunkers in the Midwest for \$45k when it dawned on me, after dropping a hundred \$k or more fixing it up with solar power, I thought, how long do nuclear winters last?

    No sun, no solar, what a waste of money.

  123. Wokechoke says:
    @MotGOD

    What he’s trying to make sure is that Russia has an unimpeded run from the Don river springs to the Azov sea and the Black Sea beyond. This is hardly a Jewish aim. It’s straightforward that they wish to have a warm water Sea Port.

  124. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @Event Horizon

    This cretin undoubtedly believes that Washington saved democracy in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

    There’s about as much democracy in Zelensky’s Ukraine as there is for the Palestinians in Israeli-occupied Palestine.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  125. Pablo says:

    Pepe Escobar always provides valuable insights. Quite a contrast to the Narrative focused MSM. You have to wonder if-when–more like when–the Russians are finally fed up enough with The US War Machine/Neo Con machinations re Ukraine to directly strike at the War Machine. Imho the Russians are getting ever closer to that point in Time.

  126. @Event Horizon

    Event Horizon – is a theoretical boundary around a black hole that no light or other radiation can escape.
    In udda words, yo azz is being sucked into a black void and you’re bitch’n about someone’s free speech!!!
    Pleez, don’t quit yo day job.

  127. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @Jim Christian

    > “As the Ukie corpses pile up like cordwood by the tens of thousands, and the wounded fill hospitals clear to Poland. Grow the fuck up.”

    See, this is what a genuine Russian nationalist would never say. Ukrainians are brainwashed, self-hating Russians, akin to White BLM libtards in the West, or to male feminists. No human being worth the name, Communist or monarchist, celebrates the deaths of their Slavic brothers. I understand that you mean no ill will, however – I wouldn’t expect braindead Americans to demonstrate an inkling of intelligence, after all.

    (That said, the RF (Russian Federation) is suicidally, treacherously merciful – a much harder shock-and-awe strike in the first week of the war against the Ukrainian infrastructure and propaganda would have led to more suffering in the short-term, but now, millions are going to die. In both the Ukraine and the RF.)

  128. @Irish Savant

    The document is marked “confidential” so it makes sense that the general public can’t access it through the website. Otoh, if it was on their servers with instructions sent to authorised parties so that they access it, all it takes is a bit of digging to get it, without even necessarily having to hack anything.

  129. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @Wild Man

    > “Because, this time it is our side (the west) that is under the constraints of a growing bolshevism upon the west – right?”

    The Bolshevism that I heard of sent the man into space, promoted economic equality and international friendship. But you, a Westerner, seem to think of something else? Let me guess – is it the trillion German grannies raped by Stalin? Or the modern homosexualists and other trannies that by some fluke of history are labelled “the left”?

    Bolshevism is a humanistic, technocratic outshoot of Christian ethics. A typical Bolshevik will say such things as “a good man works in a factory” or “all wars are banker wars”. It might have come from the Russian literature, but Communists did emphasise the ascent of man, a directedness of history. A more unhinged version thereof is expressed by Kurginian in modern Russia (The Essence of Time @ YouTube).

    Not that I agree with it – I much prefer a savage, Hitlerian outlook, but you can’t deny a certain ennobled charm to such a civilisational message. Putain is but a grave-digger along with all his capitalist ilk worshipping traitors such as Solzhenitsyn. Everyone here in the Ukraine tacitly admits we have been living in post-apocalyptic times since 1991 – from physics teachers to museum curators, yes, even in Galicia of all places.

  130. I can see it now, all the top brass from around the world gathered at Central Command playing armchair war tacticians using battlefield plans and tactics learned from watching video game “World War Z”, enjoying unlimited food (bagels and kosher beef steaks), booze and anal sex parties while billions suffer and millions die for the betterment of GlobalHomo and Global Zion.

    A few Hypersonic Satan II missiles targeting a few strategic locations would solve most the misery inflicting the planet.

    • Agree: Passing By
  131. anonymous[140] • Disclaimer says:
    @Event Horizon

    It is certainly heart warming to be in the position I am in, that being… you and him fight… and hopefully freeze to death! 😀

    To be sure, I am a “supporter” of Russia in this struggle for a new world order against the most evil angloniggers. But, given how those slavoid scum were so utterly ruthless in Chechnya and Afghanistan, and seeing the kid gloves they employ in the Fuckraine (being cousins and all), it shows the importance they give to some kind of lives as opposed to others.

    So, it is enjoyable to see these slavoid scum experience some pain too, though I discount western propaganda. Even though I wish more pain on the Russians, I also wish they prevail against the evil of NATO.

    That said, my visceral hatred is reserved exclusively for the greedy psychopathic albinoniggers, the pagan godless euRapeans across all continents.

    I also live in some trepidation about how the wars between all kinds of albinoniggers will affect us in the Global South (like in the world wars started by this bastard race).

    May the Almighty One protect His true monotheist believers.

  132. Hunsdon says:
    @Irish Savant

    IS:

    It’s been far too long since I’ve seen the term kybosh!

  133. anonymous[140] • Disclaimer says:
    @Commentator Mike

    allowing immigrant hordes to murder, rape and rob in their own countries

    Can’t say that I condone it, but do you comprehend the idea of… retribution. There is a certain sequence of actions which is implied by that term. You reap what you sow. All criminal societies must pay for their crimes. No greater criminals than the western evilisation!

    Isn’t it also time that your pagan spiritual gatekeepers, the mofing fathers and priests and nuns, the murderers of your moral conscience, the rapists of your children, the robbers of your wealth, also pay for their crimes? But, can a morally and spiritually bankrupt evilisation actually bother about that? Of course not!

    That is why those crimes are swept under the rug, and you mofers are content squealing about… well, your quote above.

    The real murderers, rapists and robbers are all of you, the whitevil scum of the earth!

  134. @nickels

    You might want to look on a map as to where the US and France are in relation to Vietnam and look where Russia and Ukraine are in relation to each other.

    • Agree: Notsofast, RadicalCenter
  135. @Anonymous

    There’s about as much democracy in Zelensky’s Ukraine as there is for the Palestinians in Israeli-occupied Palestine.

    Oh BS.

    Zelensky has a term limit and unlike Putin he isn’t a dictator and can’t overrule the constitution on his own.

    In Ukraine they can run against the president without fear of getting poisoned.

    They also have actual elections whereas Putin ended direct elections in 2004 under the guise of “fighting terrorism” as if that makes any sense.
    https://www.rferl.org/a/1056377.html

    Zelensky is popular and will easily win again. Unlike Putin he doesn’t have to fake his popularity by controlling the media and internet.

    Zelensky is a real man. I don’t give a flying frig if he is a Jew. A real man does what is best for his country and isn’t afraid of reality. Putin is a little weasel of a man and ironically has all the negative Jewish stereotype traits. It is Putin that sells Israel their oil but don’t remind Anglin types that dream of Putin being their next Hitler. Putin in fact recently locked in their Jews out of fear of brain drain.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/07/putin-russia-jewish-agency-emigration-israel/670948/

  136. @Karl1906

    I saw an analyst from some university in the US claiming Russia was retreating back over the border and the war would be over any day now. He was saying it with such conviction if I didn’t know better I would have believed it. The interviewer didn’t even challenge. Crazy.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
  137. @Adûnâi

    The Bolshevism that I heard of sent the man into space

    After German scientists did the hard lifting.

    promoted economic equality and international friendship.

    Is that what you call the holodomor?

    How many Soviet states were allowed to choose if they wanted to be Communist?

    Bolshevism is a humanistic, technocratic outshoot of Christian ethics.

    Oh really? Which part of Christianity calls for the ban of:
    Democracy
    Capitalism
    Free speech
    Free press
    Private gun ownership
    Study of biology
    National identity
    Religion

    Not that I agree with it – I much prefer a savage, Hitlerian outlook, but you can’t deny a certain ennobled charm to such a civilisational message

    Communism was stupid to begin with but no one was thinking critically as the promise of a worker’s utopia was too appealing. How do you get people to do dirty jobs? What if someone wants to leave? Marx never had answers to those basic questions. In fact Marx believed everyone would get advanced degrees and work 20 hours a week. Who chooses to mine the coal? No explanation. Everyone is too busy getting their etymology doctorate I guess.

    Weirdly enough he believed that European classes were entirely artificial but Euro/African race differences were real. So basically everyone can get an advanced degree but Africans are too dull to understand Communism.

    • Replies: @Adûnâi
  138. @TG

    Your catastrophe scenario is just what is unfolding. Henry Kissinger, the embodiment of evil, though a wise realist, advised the Western powers to accept the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk areas by making territorial concessions for otherwise the whole Ukraine is bound for disintegration and the risk of world war is real. But the fanatics of the WEF and their minions in the corridors of power in Western capitals ignored Kissinger’s advice.

    When Putin stated at the beginning of the SMO that his objective was to force the Minsk Agreement, he was not bluffing. Had he intended to fully occupy Ukraine, he would have used America’s shock and awe tactics by targeting the water, electricity, communication facilities of Ukraine right from the start, the way the Americans did it in Iraq. After all the losses that Ukraine suffered with the West still barring any possibility for a negotiated settlement, the SMO is morphing into a real war with the Russian attacks on the power stations and dam being the obvious result.

    As for attacks directed to the Russian heartland, that would be tantamount to the West having written its suicide letter.

    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
    • Replies: @John Johnson
  139. @anonymous

    – Adding insult to injury 😀

  140. @Joe Levantine

    When Putin stated at the beginning of the SMO that his objective was to force the Minsk Agreement

    Stop promoting that BS here. This isn’t Russian state television where you can just make up whatever you feel like.

    Here in the free world we have something called an open internet which keeps a record of Putin’s bullshit.

    Putin’s original explanation of the war:
    “I will begin with what I said in my address on February 21, 2022. I spoke about our biggest concerns and worries, and about the fundamental threats which irresponsible Western politicians created for Russia consistently, rudely and unceremoniously from year to year. I am referring to the eastward expansion of NATO, which is moving its military infrastructure ever closer to the Russian border. – Putin Feb 24 2022

    And we just went over how Ukraine didn’t qualify for NATO and wasn’t applying.

    Putin is a lying dictator that just wants to play conqueror because he has Parkinson’s. That is all there is to this.

    He can’t keep his explanations straight because he wasn’t able to Kiev. That is why he moved the goalposts to Donbass.

    Oh and it just came out that he turned down a peace deal that would keep Ukraine neutral:
    https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/exclusive-war-began-putin-rejected-ukraine-peace-deal-recommended-by-his-aide-2022-09-14/

  141. I remember a note about all the American gang graffiti that was all over Baghdad. Then like the Ukraine now is an interesting method to initially burn off some of your unwanted psychopath/gang/prison population. On the other hand look at all the Ukrainian deserters and the military age men leaving the country to welfare bum off the rest of Europe as the Zelensky fatigue sets in with stories slowly coming about in Europe about the \$800+ million in bribes he has taken.

    Yuriy Chernetsky was identified as Zelensky’s drug dealer. Sorry, no winners for the 5,000 Quatloos prize.

    https://southfront.org/zelenskys-drug-dealer-detained-reports/

  142. Anonymous[473] • Disclaimer says:
    @RadicalCenter

    The world might be better off if no one gang gained control over so much territory and so many people as countries like Russia, USA, China, India, Nigeria, Indonesia, Brazil, and their ilk have

    Throughout history, there seems no stronger impulse among humans than to live with those they feel are similar to them under one ruler, in one unified kingdom. Egyptians preferred one true Pharaoh, and Babylonians enthusiastically followed one true God-King.

    Humans gravitate very powerfully to their own kind. Very powerfully, and it really cannot be stopped. Might as well try to stop the earth from going around the sun.

    There are one England, one France and one Spain. Same for the Germans, the Japanese, the Koreans, the Turks, the Iranians, the Russians, the Han Chinese – these are all ethno-states, and there’s nothing artificial or preventable about any of them. These countries were not formed for the purpose of aggression, rather they were formed as natural evolutions of their respective tribes.

    And that is why these ethno-states last, violently resist break-up, and tend to reunify in the longer-term. (See especially the two oldest extant ethno-states on the above list, China and Iran).

    The world is divided into tribes. Not just the 19th century idea of “races”, but the far older idea of tribes. Inevitably, some will be more powerful than others, same as in a town, some families will have more resources than others.

    The key for a peaceful town is that the various families should behave, regardless of differing levels of power and wealth.

    • Agree: Passing By
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  143. @John Johnson

    Thanks for the confirmation: for you “democracy” is to change the hired actor. I don’t know if you are childish or if you take us for fools.

    And on the other hand, I suppose that assassinating General Schneider in Chile was a democratic act by Washington, as was the destruction of democracy in Persia … and Brasil … and … and …

    And now it turns out that the brainless lackeys of power want to convince us that they love democracy. You are a pathetic bunch of ignorant, obsequious, boot-licking lackeys of the Master.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  144. Rurik says:
    @John Johnson

    Here in the free world

    yea, where Assange sits in a dungeon and Snowden had to go to Russia!

    Putin is a lying dictator that just wants to play conqueror because he has Parkinson’s. That is all there is to this.

    I’m not sure Tucker is buying it, JJ

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  145. London and Washington have been throwing fuel on the fire for years and years to get the Ukrainians and Russians to kill each other. And they have succeeded. The rest is recreational literature or lies of palace scribes. Stop your childish ranting. Tell me what you don’t understand about the Ukrainian Gambit (2008-)

  146. Notsofast says:
    @showmethereal

    all they have left is psyops, pure b.s. propaganda, they have totally lost the psychological war, the economic war, as well as the ground war in ukraine. this senseless slaughter of ukrainian conscripts is only to keep the gravey train running running and to try to misrepresent the situation on the ground, to paint a hopeful picture for the midterm election in nov.

    • Agree: showmethereal, antibeast
  147. @Anonymous

    Good points all, sir. It’s just that many of the current countries are far too big and unwieldy and are not at all ethnostates either. The USA and India are perfect examples: not only too big and spread out to be effectively governed (in non-totalitarian fashion) by one central authority, but containing fairly distinct nations substantially separated by race, religion, culture, and preferred/native language.

    What I propose will tend to result in large racially, religiously, culturally variegated countries breaking into smaller, more genetically similar, more socially cohesive, higher-trust entities more closely approximating ethnostates. Hopefully PEACEFULLY, a la the Velvet Divorce of Czech and Slovak republics.

    We’re not really disagreeing, I think, given the current serious ethnocultural schisms in the bloated populous countries.

  148. Notsofast says:
    @John Johnson

    …. because he wasn’t able to kiev…..i’m a little confused by this, are you trying to say that he can’t play a piano with his johnson, while wearing 5 inch stiletto heels? i just can’t keep track of all this new lgbtqcia nomenclature you gaytrolls are spreading around.

  149. Rubicon says:
    @nokangaroos

    We haven’t read in detail the whole report, but the substance of it is there. While we spend time with the war in the Ukraine, most of us are missing what the US/UK/EU Financial System is doing.

    Dr. Michael Hudson, wrote briefly about this in his 2022 interview: http://www.michael-hudson.com.
    The title of the article is something like “The US To Destroy Germany for The Third Time This Century.”
    Hudson has several contacts in the US Financial powerhouse, because he worked for years with its banks, Big Corporations, etc.

    An even more detailed report came out this August, 2022 written by Professor Veghi: read about the serious condition this Financial System was in back in 2019 and the subsequent meeting held by The FED/UK/EU Central Bankers/Black Rock who formulated a powerful method of saving their wobbly Financial Hegemon: http://www.philosophicalsalon.com

    Or, don’t read the articles. Your choice, but this is where the origins of attacking Russia all began. And it explains why the Oil/Gas Monopolies have upped the costs of energy in the UK and the EU.

    • Thanks: nokangaroos
  150. @anonymous

    Neither Christianity nor Islam preaches or countenances the notion that people of one race are always worth more in God’s eyes than people of other races, or that people should hate someone because of his race no matter how he conducts himself.

    Which religion, if any, do you purport to claim as support for this white-hating obsession and illness?

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  151. Calling out the Glob. Funny.

  152. anon[391] • Disclaimer says:

    @John Johnson #138

    “They [Ukrainians]also have actual elections . . .”

    Certainly! After all, they had the Maidan “Election” of 2014! It preempted the next *legally* scheduled election by a mere 13 months and deposed by force the *legally* elected Yanukovich.

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
    • Replies: @John Johnson
  153. @eah

    Napoleon occupied Moscow and you seem to forget how little good it did him.

  154. “The metaphysical plan that you are talking about will never be materialized. It assumes that Russians will open the gate for the NATO takeover when Russian nuclear arsenal is much more deadly than the incoherent NATO – not being able to subdue medieval Taliban.”

    There was no problem subduing the Taliban. That the US military did fairly handily. It was the withdrawal in the hopes that the Afghanistan government would take up the matter. They never really did.

    It was the attempted shift of power responsibility. The US military can and has repeatedly demonstrated an amazing ability to fight head first and outmaneuver , outgun and out strategize her enemies in battle. Her ability to logistically get systems in place on site is unmatched.

    And they have demonstrated that time and time and time again.

    I am not making a case for black anything, but if recent history tells us anything it is that our use of stats has been used carelessly to make a case for white supremacy. Much like the out moded use of the stock market to note the nation’ economic health or the GDP analysis that counts debt as profit.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
    , @Anymike
  155. The difference between politicians & journos is that polit charlatans have some power sometime somewhere whereas journalists have none (apart from censoring some readers’ comments).

  156. @EliteCommInc.

    Much like the practice of claiming countries and sovereign nations are not in fact sovereign nations or the use of ethnic loyalties while living in a country that does not abide the same. Even Africa has opted to lose the ethnic loyalty crusade. I know, I know, you are going to say that the African Continent had abandoned most of it continental warfare crusades long before whites arrived having spent thousands of years regurgitating empires and empirical wars. I get it, I get it, they still had wars but the days of empire building had long since past. Whites arrived with their own ambitions of empire building rekindling the matter all over again.

    Ukraine is a sovereign country.

    No they are not obligated to abide by Minsk unless all parties signed on — they did not.

    Russia should have considered the case won, concerning NATO not invaded. Unless of course they had some other ambitions as I now suspect is the case.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with the US, NATO and EU defense of Ukraine, regardless of whether they are communists, socialist’s, monarchists, democrats or what have you. They did not invade Russia, posed no threat to Russia. There is no evidence of any even pretend WMD attack on Russia not operations intended to subvert Russia’s own government.

    If anything Russia has opened that door to subversion by their invasion, which always invites conflict. The Chechnyan’s aren’t the only ones with their eyes afixed for an opportunity. And there is a good reason why Russia won’t fully to invading’s — because a bootheel requires a foot in multiple locations to have control.

  157. @The Ogs

    Gonzalo Lira had his short time in the sun with his be”disappearance” in Kharkov, which most likely was a stunt. Most YouTubers know him as CRP(coach Red Pill). Basically he was heavy into MGTOW as well as other things. He is an Ivy League grad, very smart, but doesn’t really bring anything to the table that hasn’t been already said. His spiel about the slow grind of the SMO isn’t original either of as the guys at the Duran as well as other sites talked about that before. I have to agree with PCR for the most part in that the SMO was a strategic mistake. Obliterate the military has pretty much been done, but who is fighting the Russians, who sank those two ships of theirs, etc? Leaving a rump of Ukraine will still give NATO a base of operations. Putin needs to take the entire enchilada.

    • Agree: anaccount
  158. anaccount says:
    @Lurker

    Look at my comment history, faggot. I used to smoke the copium too but then reality started to set in. Sorry the truth hurts.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  159. @RadicalCenter

    Which religion, if any, do you purport to claim as support for this white-hating obsession and illness?

    That’s easy.

    The religion that encourages White-hating is liberalism.

    The most annoying religion in existence after Scientology.

    • Replies: @arthurdecco
  160. Agent76 says:

    September 13, 2022 Pro-War Press Celebrates NATO, Coalition Forces Taking 1.6% of Russian-Occupied Ukraine

    Corporate media outlets are claiming that Ukraine is in the midst of a major offensive to defeat Russia, but their reports deny reality.

    https://nationalfile.com/pro-war-press-celebrates-nato-coalition-forces-taking-1-6-of-russian-occupied-ukraine/

    Jun 30, 2022 Vladimir Putin Addresses the 10th St Petersburg International Legal Forum – English Subtitles

    Vladimir Putin gives a video address to greet the participants of a plenary session of the 10th St Petersburg International Legal Forum. This year’s plenary session focused on “Law in a Multipolar World”, which is part of Russia’s larger foreign policy platform in addressing the new global power alignments away from the American-led Trans-Atlantic partnerships and towards emerging powers of the Developing World.

  161. What’s scary is everybody knows about false flags today. Either side can use nukes and get away with it by saying it was a false flag by the other side and most people will say “could be true”.

  162. Jonny C says:

    The “denazification” thing is a bit of doublethink. I’ll explain.

    They call some Ukrainian devisions “nazis” because they use some Nazi-like emblems and claim to be nationalists. However, they are fighting for a government that is controlled by international finance and not at all in the interests of the Ukraine. Look at the transfer of agricultural land to multi-national corporations. That is not what the Nazis were up to. They did not call on the global finance Jew to come and save them (or loot their recourses which they already had done). Actually they kicked him out and had an economic miracle seldom seen in history. This is the first point of difference.

    The second point lies in the current political realities of Russia at the time of WWII and now. At the time of WWII, Russia was ruled by the Bolsheviks. Now the west is the Bolsheviks, but it is Bolshevism in the slow cooker, not in the pressure cooker. Therefore the frogs never jumped out of the pot. But the result is the same. Putin has alluded to this and says that Russia has experience with the social engineering the west is undergoing, and does not want to go there again. That is why Russia is promoting family and church, and putting a stop to homosexual propaganda. The Russian frogs did indeed jump out of the pot, which included the Bolshevik pot and the Yeltsin Liberal Democratic pot, both pots being stirred by the same forces. Hitler was fighting the Bolshevik fast cooker and the Bolshevik slow cooker (slow cooker with less enthusiasm – he was fooled as well).

    The third point lies in the nature of the three World Wars, this being likely the beginning of the third, though I hope I am mistaken on this point. WWI was the point in time that international finance became the de facto political power in the west. It defeated the states, and in WWI England lost its empire, the house of Hohenzollern fell, and “Anastasia screamed in vain” as the Rolling Stones so poetically put it. In other words, England fought against its own interests, and the Tzar was tricked into fighting against his own interests. Germany never wanted a war in the first place. But… it didn’t matter. The power politic had left the state and rested with the usury bankers, and this was cemented in the west by WWI, though it took round two to finish the job. The Nazis were the last state to claim power in Europe, and it was made sure that the narrative ever after made them out to be a bunch of “nazis.” The usury bankers and their kin were forever victims who now held all the power.

    But… Russia under Putin has reclaimed power of the state in the interests of the Russian people. That is why he is compared to Hitler. In this way, it is true that he is a little bit like a Hitler. Hopefully without some of Hitlers much publicized (both real and imagined) poor characteristics. But if Putin looses this war, I wouldn’t expect that he will fare very well in the western textbooks either. Once again the power of the Usury bankers and their hatred for western Christian culture is in full swing. The fact that all of the west is united in this cause against their own interests shows you exactly where the power politic lies. It is NOT with any of the state actors. They are all puppets. They are all united against the one state in Europe (yes I know Russia is also in Asia) that has claimed political power.

    But if you like calling the Ukrainians Nazis, go for it. Call anyone you don’t like a nazi, I guess. But it may be that Russia has more in common with Germany in WWII than does the Ukraine. And I don’t mean this to put Putin down. I hope that Russia succeeds in fending off this wicked offensive, and I hope that the collective west reclaims the true political power in their countries and stops working against their own interests.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @nokangaroos
  163. @John Johnson

    By your logic, all executives (presidents, prime ministers) who don’t have term limits are dictators. Are you aware that prime ministers / chancellors across Europe don’t even have set terms, let alone any term limits at all; if they maintain support of the legislature (not the people themselves), they can stay for life.

    Try again.

    As for your characterization of the dictator in the Russian borderlands (“the ukraine”), I guess we have very different definitions of what a real man is and how he behaves. Play-acting at being homosexual, dressing in women’s clothes and high heels, and doing disgusting exhibitionist things like playing then piano with one’s genitals for laughs and dollars from corrupted simpletons … yeah, not manly or admirable.

    As for zelensky allegedly not being able to overrule the Constitution on his own, is that a constitutionally authorized KILL LIST that he and his thugs have compiled to intimidate and maybe actually murder journalists and activists abroad?

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    , @j2
  164. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Johnson

    You are just as big a cretin as the first guy, although you throw in a bunch more blatant lies (none anywhere near the truth) than he bothered to do. Unbelievable the scum that Washington scrapes off the bottom to support their reign of tyranny around the globe.

  165. @Event Horizon

    Escobar does offer compelling arguments to support his views. Event Horizon only offers slurs and insults: loser.

  166. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonny C

    The Ukies are self-admitted Nazis. They enthusiastically profess to be followers of Stepan Bandera, the genuine article straight from WWII who supported the WaffenSS and participated in the genocide of thousands of Russians, Poles and Jews. They wear stylized Nazi insignia on their uniforms and tattoos, and teach their feeble minded offspring the same racist philosophy in their school system that the German Nazis did back in the day. Too bad for them that the German Nazis only looked upon them as pathetic gophers, rather than real men, who would do anything or say anything to curry favor.

    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
  167. @Jim Christian

    Canada could enter this scene and supply some troops with combat experience gained in Afghanistan where they topped the Australians in shooting unarmed women and children and were awarded medals on their return to Canada. USA supplies the billions –Canada combat troops and England trains the Ukrainians —has anyone anywhere a better combination?

  168. @anon

    Certainly! After all, they had the Maidan “Election” of 2014! It preempted the next *legally* scheduled election by a mere 13 months and deposed by force the *legally* elected Yanukovich.

    They removed an extremely corrupt politician. Good for them.

    They should get an award. He broke the law by killing protestors:
    https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-yanukovych-behind-protest-deaths/25320039.html

    Hopefully Putin will be removed in the same way.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  169. @Rurik

    Here in the free world

    yea, where Assange sits in a dungeon and Snowden had to go to Russia!

    Assange dumped thousands of military secrets with the help of a little tranny.

    Hardly comparable to Russia where you can get 15 years for calling it a war:
    https://news.yahoo.com/russia-cracks-down-free-speech-040014673.html

    I don’t think Assange should be in prison and I can criticize the government over that case.

    In Russia you can get a knock on the door for criticizing Putin. You have no rights or recourse and you can simply disappear.

    Amazing that you guys think it is still worth defending this loser dictator and his needless war. The war is not going well if you have to recruit from prison:

    A special regrouping for the special operation. Right.

    Real men use words to describe reality as it is. They don’t pass laws to try and control language.

    But I guess you want to be in the running for the last defender of Putin. Last person gets to feel like the biggest dumbass.

  170. @RadicalCenter

    By your logic, all executives (presidents, prime ministers) who don’t have term limits are dictators. Are you aware that prime ministers / chancellors across Europe don’t even have set terms, let alone any term limits at all; if they maintain support of the legislature (not the people themselves), they can stay for life.

    Try again.

    He is a dictator because he:
    1. Is allowed to kill the opposition
    2. Can start a war on his own
    3. Ended direct elections
    4. Extended his own term limit
    5. Controls the press
    6. Passes any law he wants

    That isn’t a dictator? What is missing?

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @Anon
  171. @Anonymous

    Correct –the Nazis used the Ukes to shoot unarmed citizens and later were going to slauhter the Ukes as well—the Ukes were regarded as slave-slav labour and Ukes were said to have been “gristle heads” and not worthy to enter the upper echelons of the Nazi elite. However, Zylenskyy now shows up as the King but earlier times his Jew family would have been –rightfully executed. See–you give a job to a Uke to complete and it gets undone.

  172. @Simon ton cananaion

    Thanks for the confirmation: for you “democracy” is to change the hired actor. I don’t know if you are childish or if you take us for fools.

    Democracy isn’t great but a dictatorship is far worse.

    For every Franco you get a Hitler or Putin that starts some needless war and fills the graveyards from the comfort of his castle. It’s all just a game if you can sit back and play with the lives of others.

    Most people would take democratic gridlock over not having a son or father return home because the dictator felt like starting a war.

    Putin will go down as a loser Tsar with Nicholas II. He has humiliated the Russian military over a war that he still hasn’t explained. First it was NATO..then Nazis…now Donbass.

    He is just a plain old warmongering liar like Hitler. Putin most likely has Parkinson’s and is trying to play conqueror while he can.

    “This is my last territorial demand in Europe” – Hitler 1938

    “It’s just a training exercise, there will be no war” – Putin last year

  173. @anonymous

    Sure I understand. The retribution came while they were freeing themselves from Western colonialism in Africa and Asia. But for how long must it carry on? When will it satisfy you to say it’s enough?

  174. @Adûnâi

    Jews are more fanatical than the Japs were in WWII. The Jews who run the Ukraine wouldn’t abdicate and give up even if Kiev got nuked.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  175. Ross23 says:

    Pepe trying to explain away Putin’s limp dick war.

    why the once mighty Russian army fled from a few scrappy T72’s and 9000 men with no airforce.

    Things started to go wrong around June after the capture of Lisich.

    After which nothing much happened at all

    It’s clear Russia has no chance in this war they can barely maybe take Donbas even that is now doubtful.

    They fucked up it’s the way it goes even Saker knows he’s been off “sick” for last few months.

    Now everyone knows even the Chinese are yesterday raising “concerns”

    It’s all out in the open now the stench of defeat of the Russian AF.

  176. Anymike says:
    @nickels

    No, Nichols. Afghanistan was Russian for Vietnam. Except for one thing, something I long have thought and the world long has overlooked. The Vietnam war gave the American military experience in mobile warfare and non-European warfare which it is still living off of. The Soviet military wanted a battlefield where it could give its own military the same real world experience.

    The existence of nuclear arsenals has stalemated the conflict in the center and made the periphery the battlefield. If your small country is picked as the battlefield, too bad for you.

    My big question for you is, did the West do anything to make Ukraine the battlefield, meaning the centerpiece of the conflict?

  177. Anymike says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    The problem is, partisan fighters have shown an even more amazing ability to endure the onslaughts of First World militaries and outlast them no matter what assets the First World militaries bring to the battle. You have people who can fight forever fighting people who can’t fight forever. Who wins that battle?

    I can’t think of one case, post-World War II, where the West or Russia has gone into some non-European country in the Global South and successfully planted the government they wished on a permanent basis.

    Vietnam? How did that work out? Afghanistan? How did that work out, first for the Soviets and then for the United States? Iraq? How did that work out?

    In my thinking, this all goes back to Wilson’s Fourteen Points. They were a nice statement of principle, but as world policy, they were a recipe for bleeding yourself to death pursuing a phantasm. In the end, that is what happened. Darn, I saw recently where someone was talking about an initiative to bring clean water to clean to more people around the world. Right, nice idea. But what about clean water at home? There are people who live short distances away from where I do who don’t have clean water. My own municipal water is dubious.

    • Replies: @Adûnâi
  178. @Philip Owen

    Your Ukronazi idols can fuel their power stations with ‘collaborators’ from the ‘liberated’ Kharkov region, who the Nazis are already boasting of ’rounding up’. You’d love to be there, wouldn’t you.

    • Replies: @Jack Sparrow
  179. Everything that Russians have done so far in the Ukraine have been tentative warnings. They showed how quickly they could get to Kiev. With Mariupol they showed they could reduce any city to rubble. They showed they could turn off the electric and water anytime all across the country. So they’re basically asking: “Do you want more of this?” I suppose they want the Ukrainians to negotiate to settle their disagreement. I don’t know what good it will do or if they should just obliterate the entire country. Perhaps there are some in the Russian leadership who want a reconciliation with the West and the money trade with it brings.

  180. @nokangaroos

    The USA DELIBERATELY destroyed protected public infrastructure, ie water treatment plants, a major war crime, in Iraq, then prevented chlorine and the parts to repair the plants from reaching Iraq. As they did so, the Pentagon ‘studied’ how these crimes caused water-borne diseases to spread among the populace, no doubt for future, improved, genocides. 500,000 children under five, and hundreds of thousands of older children, died as a result, and the Hell-bitch Madeleine Albright, declared that ‘Yes’ it was ‘worth it’ as her interlocutor inquired. The USA is the greatest force for Evil that this planet has ever seen.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  181. @Wizard of Oz

    Even for a lying, hypocritical, stooge of the US Reich, like you, it takes some chutzpah to accuse Escobar, whose position has been consistent for decades and is shared by much of the real ‘International Community’ of being ‘bought’. It is despicable, even by your loathsome standards.
    And you, typically, engage in the crudest projection, accusing Russia (if only in your sick imaginings)of attacking civilian infrastructure and bio-warfare, two specialisms of that unmatched Evil, the USA, whose gore bespattered boots you and all your odious type would crawl over broken glass to lick.

    • Thanks: nosquat loquat
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  182. @Commentator Mike

    The Jews who run Ukraine can afford to be fanatical, they aren’t the ones doing the dying. As long as they have happy to oblige braindead khokhols for that, they can keep going.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  183. @Agent76

    “In a Multipolar World law is objective in nature”; could those lawyers turn towards natural law and away from Roman law? Roman law culminated with the Jews’ total willful selfrighteousness and “rules”, whereby only one rule counts: what gives the Jew more power and money goes and everyone else can go to Jews’ hell.

  184. AnoNZ says:
    @Anon

    Collapsing Europe is all part of the plan.. Rand corporation plan ~ 2019. German integration with Russia / Eurasia had to be prevented and in that they’ve been successful so far. The precipitous decline in European living standards is of no consequence to the US.. per Rand corp report, US companies are / will be hardly impacted. Ukraine is just a sideshow with benefits (for the US).. Putting the boot down on the German throat was always the plan…

    • Agree: Decoy
    • Replies: @Anon
  185. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @John Johnson

    > “After German scientists did the hard lifting.”

    …using the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation. If we go deeper (not that your comment deserves it), Bolshevism preserved a lot of marvelous cultural features of the Faustian spirit – common to all Aryans of the 19th century, and increasingly lost by the ever-more-Christian Americans.

    > “Is that what you call the holodomor?”

    Famines are part and parcel of living in pre-industrial society. Happened in both capitalist India and Maoist China.

    > “How many Soviet states were allowed to choose if they wanted to be Communist?”

    How many Aztecs were allowed to continue child sacrifices under the Catholics? Both the Marxists and the Christians considered their enemies objectively “evil”, their practices worthy of oblivion.

    > “Which part of Christianity calls for the ban of: Religion”

    Marxism was as much a cult as Christianity. Drawing lines is irrelevant. I’d much rather focus on their behaviours, their results.

    > “Marx never had answers to those basic questions.”

    Afaik, Marx counted on technological progress – modern robotisation, AI development. But again I don’t really care about the Marxist dogma. What Bolshevism succeeded in was in establishing a powerful theocratic state, roughly in the area of Aryan settlement. A state that strove to conquer the stars and “uplift” humanity. Something that modern America despises and hates as homophobic.

  186. @Adûnâi

    Communism looked bad because at the time the West looked good but it only looked good because the people were allowed on purpose to have a higher standard of living and more freedoms so as to make the communism look bad and unattractive. Then the EU wasted a lot of money subsidising East European countries to prise them away from the Russians. Now that’s all unravelling and the naked truth is becoming apparent.

  187. @Passing By

    Agree.

    Now, with their withdrawal, Russians gave made it even more attractive for UkroNazis to go out and die, as rather than dying for nothing like before, now they could be dying to regain territory. Maybe now many more will be heading to their deaths, as well as many more foreign mercenaries, although I’d think that the UkroNazi supporters here on UR will be sitting it out.

    • Replies: @bike-anarkist
  188. j2 says:
    @RadicalCenter

    “Are you aware that prime ministers / chancellors across Europe don’t even have set terms, let alone any term limits at all; if they maintain support of the legislature (not the people themselves), they can stay for life.”

    This is not true. In most of Europe prime ministers stay as long as the government stays, which is as long as the government has the support of the (standing) parliament. After parliament elections (typically every 4 years) a new government is formed. Thus, the term of a prime minister cannot be longer than 4 years, but can be shorter. A chancellor also has a term, e.g. the German chancellor has a term of 4 years. But of course, Russia is in Europe too and Putin stays in power over elections (but with the support of voters).

    • Replies: @Hitch
  189. @John Johnson

    “ I am referring to the eastward expansion of NATO, which is moving its military infrastructure ever closer to the Russian border. – Putin Feb 24 2022”

    Thank you for pointing out another valid reason for Russia to go to war. The Budapest Agreement in the early nineties, signed between Russia, UK and USA, stated clearly that not only the Ukraine would give up its more than 1800 nuclear warheads, but that it would stay neutral with none of these three signatories to the agreement to try to pull Ukraine into an alliance against the other parties. Then there was the breached principle of the “indivisibility of security”, which stated that no state should threngthen its security at the expense of another, signed in 1997 by Russia and the West at the Founding Act on Mutual Relations Cooperation and Security treaty.

    And what did the brilliant American VP Harris say during the Munich Security Conference, on the 19th of February? Quote: … that people have the right to choose their own governments, that nations have the right to choose their own alliances…unquote.

    Let us just apply VP Harris’principle right at America’s borders with Mexico joining a military alliance with China or Russia against the U.S. Would the American government turn the other cheek?

    Adding fuel to fire, Zelensky declared that Ukraine has the right to build its nuclear arsenal, thereby putting Russia within the same position the U.S. found herself during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    If that is not a casus belli, what is?

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  190. Smith says:

    Please win, please win, Russia!

    Z Z Z !!!

  191. Lurker says:
    @anaccount

    Go on Mr Truthteller, tell us when the Admiral Makarov was destroyed.

  192. Escobar is a dictator loving joke. 25 years of Putinism has ensured that only bootlickers are in decision making positions in RU.

    You can see the impacts of Putinism all over Russia. It is falling apart. And when the worldwide recession crashes the demand for Russian hydrocarbons…well lets just say Putin won’t be long for this world.

    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
  193. @Commentator Mike

    It would be great for all the Ukronazi supporters here on UR to just put the “walk with the talk” –

    Go sign up as mercenaries! Meet your maker! Play a piano! Gets rid of bellicose chickenhawks

  194. @John Johnson

    And where do you find functioning democracy in the “Collective Waste (West)”?

    This is not a rhetorical question.

    The “Collective Waste (West)” of wallowing in fascism now.

    You must be very happy!

  195. Folkvangr says:
    @Event Horizon

    Here is something to support the fact that Kremlin is losing big time:

    From 5:52 on: One of Putin’s dogs is recruiting inmates into his private detachment of murderers and looters.

  196. anaccount says:

    Yes, an apparently unforgivable misnaming. That is all you can cling to here. Care to check my grammar too? You could also try refuting my argument but you won’t, because you can’t.

  197. @John Johnson

    Yeah !? Well Hitler had cool helmets and better uniforms so nah nah nah nah nah.

  198. @Joe Levantine

    “ I am referring to the eastward expansion of NATO, which is moving its military infrastructure ever closer to the Russian border. – Putin Feb 24 2022”

    Thank you for pointing out another valid reason for Russia to go to war.

    It’s not a valid reason.

    1. Ukraine didn’t qualify for NATO
    2. Ukraine had not begun the qualification process
    3. NATO stated that Ukraine was not welcome
    4. France and Germany said they would vote no and the vote must be unanimous

    Which of 1-4 to you deny? Can provide sources if you would like.

    Ukraine was not invited into NATO and there was never a plan to put nuclear missiles in Ukraine. That is 100% fiction.

    Putin is just plain full of s–t. He has since moved on from the NATO excuse after failing to take Kiev. The Russians retreated and he now claims the war is about Donbass.

    Putin has Parkinson’s and tried adding Ukraine into Russia. That is all there is to this.

  199. @Adûnâi

    Afaik, Marx counted on technological progress – modern robotisation, AI development. But again I don’t really care about the Marxist dogma.

    As far as you know? So you are trying to lecture us on Communism while admitting you are just making this stuff up?

    Das Kapital was written in 1867. He said nothing about robots or AI.

    You are speculating instead of reading. Marx believed the efficiency of Communism would allow “at will” employment. He never said that advancing technology would be the key to making it work. He never had a solid plan for after the ruling class has been killed. Go in there, kill everyone…..then Communism. That was supposed to lead to utopia. Here is a quote from the man himself:

    “In communist society, …nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, … to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, … without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic. ”

    So you can just go hunt or fish when you feel like it. Well who does the coal mining or sh-t shoveling? He never explained and in fact states you can choose any job you want. Totally stupid fantasy thinking.

    What if people don’t want to be Communist? What if they want to leave? Marx had no plan and East Germany turned into a spy state because of this problem. The secret police would actually threaten to rape or kill your relatives if you were educated and wanted to leave. Sometimes they would do it to send a message to others. Try to find a better life in West Germany and we will rape your sister. And they would… FOR UTOPIA DERP.

    Communism was stupid to begin with. Most people that defend Marx are exactly like you and don’t actually read what he said. This is exactly what happened before the revolution. People just assumed that Marx was a genius and knew what he was doing and that it would all work. Well millions starved right away thanks to this crackpot. Millions have died fighting for a utopia that never worked and never will. His ideas are still promoted in the colleges because people cannot put down the worker’s utopia crackpipe. His ideas are appealing to egalitarians and some cannot resist following them.

    • Replies: @Adûnâi
    , @anon
  200. @bike-anarkist

    And where do you find functioning democracy in the “Collective Waste (West)”?

    Trump beat Hillary and outraged the entire establishment. Both GOP and Democrats wanted him to lose in the primary. In fact the Neocons endorsed Hillary over Trump. The entire system was against him and yet he won.

    Biden won the last election but he can’t pass any law that he wants. He wants to ban AR-15s but doesn’t have the votes. Putin can ban anything he wants including use of the word war when talking about Ukraine.

    Our system stinks but it is still a functioning democracy. Better than some half-pint dictator for life that can kill the opposition and start a war on his own whim.

    Half the problem is the White man and not the system. Most White men have checked out and are content to watch sports and go to church. If White men would stop spending all day on their damn fantasy football team and pay attention in politics we wouldn’t have half our problems.

    You must be very happy!

    I’m always happy. I have a nice family and don’t put my faith in politicians of any type.

  201. Hitch says:
    @j2

    After parliament elections (typically every 4 years) a new government is formed.

    LOL. The only idiots who believe this garbage also believe that Ukraine is fighting for Europe’s “democracy” and “values”. Of course that would include j2.

    Klaus Schwab was bragging about owning the cabinets of Western governments over a decade ago. All of Europe is now being run a Schwab/Gates/Fink/Rothschild/Charles III owned deep state that is fronted by the Potemkin governments that j2 proudly proclaims are “typically formed every 4 years”.

    Take Finland as a prime example. Their slutty spawn of Lesbians, “prime minister” Sanna Marin, cannot control her own vagina or her coke addicted nostrils, let alone lead a country to maintain it as a “free” and “liberal” “democracy”. It is all one gigantic clown show, but that doesn’t bother j2 one bit. The only thing that matters to j2 is that Russia is destroyed. What happens afterwards is not worthy of j2’s consideration.

    Here is Sanna Marin, supposed mother of a small child, participating in a slut orgy and french kissing other bisexual lesbian whores:

    Finnish PM Sanna Marin parties hard at private event in leaked social media videos

    • Replies: @Hitch
  202. @mulga mumblebrain

    As it is with warming our differences are a matter of degree 😀
    The predatory nature of the US predates the unfavorable manifestation of
    the modern money Jew across the “West” around 1870 (somewhat earlier in
    Britain), not coincidentally the time modern imperialism (that had started with
    the trading companies/shareholder capitalism) went into high gear.
    And of course it was the War of Northern Aggression that laid waste to the
    laws of land warfare tortuously agreed upon after the Thirty Years´War
    (that never covered “colonial” wars in the first place).

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
  203. @John Johnson

    You can be part of NATO de facto or de jure. Ukro-Nazis were a de facto extension of NATO as they were doing the latter’s bidding when it came to creating chaos for Russia by stirring trouble with Ukrainian Russian separatists after executing the Maidan coup which deposed the democratically elected President Yanukovych. The Ukrainian regime failed to implement the Minsk agreement of 2015, which it signed, and NATO has expanded well beyond the “ not one inch to the East” as promised by James Baker to Gorbachev after the Soviet Union agreed to fold the Warsaw Pact and retreat behind the Russian Republic borders.

    And your much derided Putin is the great moderator in Russia; if he is removed from power, expect the equivalent of the American neocons to take charge with the nukes to follow.

    Poking the Russian bear for so long and so recklessly is bound to have some nasty reaction. Unfortunately, those who are blinded by their hatred of Russia do not weigh the consequences of their policies aiming first and foremost at letting the West loot Russia’s resources, something that worked for the Russian Khazar oligarchs in the nineties and dealt with through Putin’s reaffirmation of the authority of the Russian government.

    That makes Putin, with or without Parkinson ( I would appreciate your sources on this claim) one of the most valuable leaders in the world.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  204. @John Johnson

    The process of integrating Ukraine into NATO was already far advanced, with future plans in the works.

    The Ukraine SOF was ‘certified’ to NATO standards, and joint training in and outside of Ukraine was routine. The beginning moves were in place to convert Ukraine to NATO standard calibers, with domestic industry producing 5.56 NATO ammunition and small arms. Canada was to provide the assistance to get the ammo plant up and running.

    The big ticket items on the table were planes, tanks, and personnel carriers. Without question, these would be NATO types, like the Abrams and F-16. Command and control technology was mimicking NATO, with Harris radios seen in Ukrainian hands. Battlefield intel collection in the Donbas came compliments of NATO assets.

    The US built the Ukrainian army training center near Poland, and Britain was to have built a sea base on the Azov, using British-made boats. Exchange officers from the US and NATO were training regular Ukraine forces and marines.

    If it quacks like a duck, then it’s likely a duck.

  205. Hitch says:
    @Hitch

    Sanna Marin, the Swamp Babe.

    “She was as deadly as the untamed swamp that spawned her”.

  206. Hunsdon says:
    @John Johnson

    John said: “Unlike Putin he doesn’t have to fake his popularity by controlling the media and internet.”

    The Week said: On Saturday and Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invoked his emergency powers under martial law to suppress several opposition political parties and implement a “unified information policy.”

    https://theweek.com/stock-market/1016754/fedex-warns-of-looming-global-recession

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  207. Anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnoNZ

    What do you mean German integration with Russia? And do have a source for the Rand Corp plan? Also I disagree US companies aren’t impacted, the huge fall in stockmarkets since the start of the year was at least partly caused by falling profits from the consequences of the invasion. I don’t know the exact numbers, but I’d say it was close to 50% the invasion and 50% lockdown consequences. Despite this, I do agree it’s been a net benefit for the US establishment with the only downside being Repubs taking over Congress and the Biden admin possibly getting thrown out in the next election too. I think it will make little or no difference in the end though.

    • Replies: @Marcion
  208. Anne Lid says:
    @anonymous

    I am from a country that never kept slaves but some of my countrymen were taken as slaves by others. You are not impressing me one bit. Go to your own continent and live without the whitevil.

    If we are punished, it is because we left the service of the true God.

  209. Anne Lid says:
    @Jeff Davis

    The French revolted because they turned away from God. That revolution did not work out so well in the end. The Cabal loves nothing more than revolutions, violence and instability. All of which is on the way to poor Europe, I am afraid.

  210. Anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Johnson

    To be fair, no. 2, 6, and to some extent 5 can all be applied to the US president too. So I guess Biden is a semi-dictator, along with previous presidents, with the crucial difference being that the president is a puppet for the Deep State.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  211. @Joe Levantine

    You can be part of NATO de facto or de jure.

    No you cannot be NATO de facto. De facto means in effect. You can’t have the main benefit of NATO membership which is that any attack on your country means a full NATO response. NATO is not attacking Russia. The weapons are not even from NATO. They are from individual states that are in NATO. Non-NATO states have also given Ukraine weapons. Most of the world thinks Putin is a mass murdering loser.

    But you admit they weren’t in the process joining NATO and that there weren’t plans to put missile silos in Ukraine? So Putin was lying about that?

    which deposed the democratically elected President Yanukovych

    Democratically elected president that was removed because of corruption and ordering the execution of protestors. If Biden ordered that protestors be shot would you want him removed?

    Just because a president is democratically elected doesn’t mean they can do as they please for the term and not be removed. Or do you deny that he had protestors shot?

    Poking the Russian bear for so long and so recklessly is bound to have some nasty reaction.

    Putin now says the war is about Donbass. So why are you sticking to this NATO defense? He moved away from it after failing to take Kiev.

    That makes Putin, with or without Parkinson ( I would appreciate your sources on this claim)

    An official medical source? Of course Putin would hide such information. He has been seen gripping the table in multiple interviews and they aren’t showing him walking around or playing hockey. Do you grip tables when someone is talking to you?

    You really need to update your dictator defense talking points. Here is the Russian defense minister talking about how the goal is Donbass which contradicts Putin’s original explanation of NATO. I can dig up Putin’s original speech from February if you would like. This isn’t PutinTV where he can get away with such blatant bullshit.

  212. @Hunsdon

    John said: “Unlike Putin he doesn’t have to fake his popularity by controlling the media and internet.”

    The Week said: On Saturday and Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invoked his emergency powers under martial law to suppress several opposition political parties and implement a “unified information policy.”

    He is banning pro-Russian parties after being invaded by Russia. Should he send every pro-Russian a fruit basket?

    Par for the course. When your existence is threatened by an invading force you go after anyone that supports the enemy. Collaboration by pro-Russian Ukrainians has been well established.

    With or without that move he would still be popular. The US people love him:
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/03/30/zelenskyy-inspires-widespread-confidence-from-u-s-public-as-views-of-putin-hit-new-low/

    Putin ruined what would been a post-COVID party for the world. A bitter little man that can’t be satisfied with the world’s largest country.

    Zelensky is a hero to the world. A real man and not some little weasel like Putin.

    Flail about all you want or keep making excuses. The world doesn’t care and will continue to cheer on the Ukrainians. Maybe next time don’t put your faith in a dictator that murders the opposition and wears shoe lifts. DERP

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  213. @Anon

    To be fair, no. 2, 6, and to some extent 5 can all be applied to the US president too

    So US presidents can end direct elections? Do you know that means? It would be like Biden dumping congress and putting in his own Democrats.

    Do also tell how US presidents can extend their own term limit.

    Obama certainly would have done that if possible as Democrats would love to have their magic mulatto in office for at least 12 years.

    So no that isn’t fair as it doesn’t apply to US presidents.

    • Replies: @Anon
  214. @eudion2

    In fairness to Ukrainians, they have produced some great cultural figures too. Nikolai Gogol, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Nikita Kruschev, Mikhail Bulgakov, among others. Funny thing, though: these prominent Ukies were Russian! And that’s just it. Ukraine is to Russia as Scotland is to England, Sicily is to Italy, Brittany is to France, Catalonia is to Spain. It is part and parcel of its history. A province inextricably intertwined with the mother country, with a dialect of its own (which they are now pretending is a language in its own right). The neocon Americans’ and Europoodles’ stoking of division within this historically close-knit familial relationship is the epitome of evil. It is no accident that Dante placed the sowers of division in the very deepest circle of Hell, just above Satan himself.

    • Thanks: nokangaroos
    • LOL: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @Poupon Marx
  215. anon[813] • Disclaimer says:

    @John Johnson #205

    “Putin has Parkinson’s and tried adding Ukraine into Russia. That is all there is to this. ”

    Putin didn’t even attempt to add the Donbass Republics. After they voted for accession to the Russian Federation, the Federation declined to incorporate them. To date, and as of February 2022, Putin has only recognized the *independence* of the Republics from the Judeo-Ukrainians, who have been murdering their populations for 8 years.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  216. anon[813] • Disclaimer says:

    @John Johnson #173

    “They removed an extremely corrupt politician [Yanukovich]. Good for them. ”

    Then by your cartoonish notion, Zelensky should be nuked.

  217. anon[387] • Disclaimer says:

    @Zelensky’s Johnson #219

    “Zelensky is a hero to the world. A real man and not some little weasel like Putin. ”

    Mr. Johnson, do you play piano? Please change your tune; you’re a Johnny one note.

  218. Putin is a cuck, end of. Sorry to say.

  219. @John Johnson

    You keep using “world” all the time when it is only the West (EU + AUKUS) you’re referring too. Your world is very narrow, very small.

    • Agree: Decoy
  220. @mulga mumblebrain

    There is no better way to tell which side is losing than to look for which side is looking to hunt down collaborators to blame for the failure. You don’t hear any talk in Russia of hunting down collaborators.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  221. “Vietnam? How did that work out? Afghanistan? How did that work out, first for the Soviets and then for the United States? Iraq? How did that work out?”

    Excuse the delay — not intention of ignoring your comments . . . or be dismissive in any manner

    Vietnam — in the win column

    Afghanistan — in the loss column

    Iraq II — in the loss column

    You might want to take a look at those 14 points — not so bad, though, it smacks a tad arrogant for a US executive to be touting solutions for Europe — though all in all had some that ben considered, WWII might never have occurred.

    Here’s my view: If the US is going to invade, we have to crush any and all opposition period and dictate the terms of the peace. if matters have gotten so bad that an invasion is required, we had better make it count.

    I will add this, the US will kick to Sunday to Sunday if she is well grounded morally to the fight. I keep hoping that the last two major efforts are in fact anomalies. We didn’t need to go to deal with 9/11 , but upon the doing so — no friends need apply. It’s our way or the highway period and we depart. If we intended to democratize the country then in my view,

    Pres Bush understood the stakes and said so — hundred years or more — so what. He was correct.

    Note: I opposed both invasions and occupations — strategically unwise and ethically very tenuous — Iraq, no moral mandate, Afghanistan barely a threat of moral mandate. Once our anger was spent . . . the will to do more relied more on ego than passion. And I think a sincere care for what we had done for millions now at risk.

    The Taliban had nothing to with 9/11 and a little more patience would have yielded a mountain of fruit for us — in my opinion.

    As for Iraq, I cannot think of anything more disasterous than removing Pres Hussein a vital buffer against Iranian ambitions

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  222. @anon

    “Putin has Parkinson’s and tried adding Ukraine into Russia. That is all there is to this. ”

    Putin didn’t even attempt to add the Donbass Republics.

    I was talking about the initial attack on Kiev in February.

    They attempted a decapitation strike and expected the government to topple.

    Basically turn Ukraine into a puppet state of the empire.

    That was the plan and why Putin turned down a peace agreement that would keep Ukraine neutral:
    https://news.yahoo.com/putin-rejected-peace-deal-ukraine-133541442.html

    He is just playing conqueror. That is why there wasn’t an ultimatum or any peace talks. It’s just like previous Tsars trying to expand the empire. But it has turned into a big fail just like Nicholas II and his disastrous Russo-Japanese war.

  223. @Commentator Mike

    You keep using “world” all the time when it is only the West (EU + AUKUS) you’re referring too. Your world is very narrow, very small.

    No it’s the world
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/02/united-nations-russia-ukraine-vote

    He has a few dictators backing him and India is trying to stay neutral.

    But overall the world hates him.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  224. @EliteCommInc.

    The Taliban had nothing to with 9/11 and a little more patience would have yielded a mountain of fruit for us — in my opinion.

    Well they told us that Bin Laden was their guest and that we couldn’t have him. 9/11 conspiracies aside they didn’t deny that he led a worldwide terrorist organization. Everyone forgets about the embassy bombings. In 1998 he openly called for the killing of all Americans and that included non-military targets.

    I am definitely against spending billions on “nation building” in Arabia. Or I should say I would fully support it if Neocons like Billy Kristol are on the frontline with an M16 and a vest on.

    GO BILLY GO!!! BUILD THAT DEMOCRACY!!!

    I get offended by using the sons of the rural poor to die for the visions of politicians. Putin’s military is heavily made up of men from rural and non-White areas. Moscow is heavily middle class and most of their sons are protected from the front unless Putin institutes a draft.

  225. Marcion says:
    @Anon

    Excuse me. Markets were damaged by the sanctions, not the military operations.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Anon
  226. Cking says:

    Is Kharkov a game changer or did the Ukrainian leadership direct their Billionaire Battalions to where the Russian Army was not, claiming a rout on imaginary enemy formations and positions? Now that the Ukraine units have exposed themselves to the Russian professional army, how long do they have to survive? You cannot win a war on PsyOps, one psyop after another.

    The national occupation, DNC/MSM driven, Regime in the US is losing ground and credibility depending on Psyops, mass arrests, intimidation, and propaganda. America is attacked by criminal organizations conducting the decades old ‘Opium War, the invasion of so called immigrants facilitated by the DNC Regime/Soros NGO’s, and the infiltration of both the political system and government by Bolshevik revolutionaries. By November the nation will turn Red and we’ll have a different perspective.

    Right now, the American people want to Make America Great Again, not thermonuclear WWIII. The DNC/US/Regime does not want rapprochement. Is peace possible in a Congress dominated by RINO’s?

  227. “Well they told us that Bin Laden was their guest and that we couldn’t have him. 9/11 conspiracies aside they didn’t deny that he led a worldwide terrorist organization. Everyone forgets about the embassy bombings.”

    That is not at all what happened. They expected an extradition case. And they were certainly open to discussing the matter against the possibility of invasion. In fact they were none to happy about what Osama bin Laden had wrought.

    But Afghanistan is not a US. They were still in the midst of an unsettled conflict. The country is made of varying regional leaders who for all purposes run the same. To obtain a clear path to bin Laden would require the hassle / patience of negotiating passage or aide from various factions. I think we could have managed it.

    but you are correct, the clamor, especially from women to wage war to free women of the country to have abortions, bikini wax and free love — and of course feminists freedom

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  228. gsjackson says:
    @John Frank

    “when Putin invaded Crimea”

    Oh yes, the “invasion” that didn’t require any troops being moved in or shots fired. Military historians will be puzzling over that one for millennia.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  229. @gsjackson

    Oh yes, the “invasion” that didn’t require any troops being moved in or shots fired. Military historians will be puzzling over that one for millennia.

    No one is puzzled.

    World leaders pressured Ukraine to let Putin take Crimea without a fight in the hope that he would stop there. It was well known that he planned on taking it with his “green little men” aka fake militiamen.

    There were also naive politicians at the time that thought Putin would actually grant Crimea autonomy. Instead Putin held a single fake vote and that was it. You’re in the empire now and Putin will pick your representatives.

    Attention remaining Putin defenders!! Please update your dictator defense notes!!! A new information update has rendered the NATO excuse useless!

    Putin stated very clearly today that the war is about Donbass. So no need to keep tying yourself into logic knots in an attempt to explain the NATO excuse. Directly from the dictator:

    Something is considered a key, main goal—and the main goal is the liberation of the entire territory of Donbas
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-wont-change-war-strategy-despite-falling-short-of-own-goals/ar-AA11V7EZ

    So there you have it. He has officially changed his explanation. Get your talking point memos updated and hopefully he won’t move the goal posts again.

  230. @EliteCommInc.

    That is not at all what happened. They expected an extradition case. And they were certainly open to discussing the matter against the possibility of invasion. In fact they were none to happy about what Osama bin Laden had wrought.

    They wouldn’t hand him over.

    Afghanistan: Taliban Refuses To Hand Over Bin Laden
    https://www.rferl.org/a/1097479.html

    They could have just taken him out of his cave and shot him to save everyone the trouble. They knew full well that he was in charge of a terrorist organization.

    They gambled that the US wouldn’t do anything and lost. Oh well.

  231. Anon[373] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Johnson

    Sigh

    Read your list and my comment properly, s’il vous plait.

  232. Anon[373] • Disclaimer says:
    @Marcion

    Yeah but I just meant ultimately it’s the invasion’s fault, and the US/Nato that provoked it. Also, I still want a source on that Rand Corp plan.

  233. @Event Horizon

    Russia is losing on the battlefield, badly, and lacks the manpower (and leadership,) to sustain this war, much less win it.

    If this is correct, then once Putin realises this, it will be a nuclear war.

  234. @Jack Sparrow

    ‘Collaborators’ is Banderite jargon for ‘Moskali’ ‘coloradoes’ (beetles) who these fascists have murdered since their US-organised and financed fascist putsch in 2014. They are acting just as their fathers and grand-fathers did in WWII, then they enjoyed a fifty year refuge in the Anglosphere sewers, before returning to take up murder, torture and ethnic cleansing as before. And don’t the West just love them. Nowhere in the Western MSM sewer, no among its corpse maggot ‘journalists’, nor the political vermin, will you find anything but 10000% support for our gallant Nazi friends.

  235. @Commentator Mike

    For Western racists the 85% of the planet NOT sanctioning Russia are ‘useless eaters’ destined for extermination, to give the White Western Herrenvolk some lebensraum.

    • Disagree: RadicalCenter
  236. @Agent76

    With luck, the Ukronazi ‘liberation’ (from life for Moskali ‘collaborators’)of a few square miles of fields will quieten dissent in the EU long enough for General Winter to bring the EU to the brink of self-destruction, then, hopefully, over the edge. A Ukronazi ‘victory’ would be an absolute catastrophe for humanity.

  237. @mulga mumblebrain

    “bought” is shorthand for reference to where he gets financial support. It’s no more than the equivalent obvious inference that Scott Ritterhas been reduced to humiliating performance by his own follies in order to earn a crust.

  238. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @Anymike

    > “The problem is, partisan fighters have shown an even more amazing ability to endure the onslaughts of First World militaries and outlast them no matter what assets the First World militaries bring to the battle.”

    [Saying the following will make me a pariah equally among the left and the right, but I’ll bite.]
    https://aduunaai.wordpress.com/2022/08/07/the-american-empire-is-the-most-suicidally-merciful-empire-in-history/

    Last time I checked, the advanced civilisations of the planet – the USA and the USSR – never brought their technological edge to those battles. Namely, such an amazing invention as a… gas chamber, and a concentration camp. Of course, the savage, underdeveloped races won those sham wars – because they were coddles with kid gloves!

    Yes, I will say such a controversial thing as that the American Empire is the most merciful empire in history – to a comically suicidal degree. Even those paedophiliac Satanic Jews in a secret bunker under Washington DC have outright bred millions of Iraqis and Afghans under their occupation – and who will obey a power unable to kill its enemies?

    Iraqi population (2000) – 23.5 mil.
    Iraqi population (2010) – 29.7 mil. (+6.2 mil.).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Iraq

    Polish population (1938) – 34.8 mil.
    Polish population (1946) – 23.7 mil. (-11.1 mil.).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Poland

    Russia is the ultimate test for the ZOG. Will they have the balls to genocide millions to preserve their last hold on the world financial currents?..

    P.S. I have had an idea recently that if a secret cabal of omnipotent Jews does exist, their target might be not Russia but… Poland. And provoking a Russian nuclear holocaust against Poland would be the final nail in the coffin for out race.

  239. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @John Johnson

    > “Our system stinks but it is still a functioning democracy. Better than some half-pint dictator for life that can kill the opposition and start a war on his own whim.”

    Actually, it is worse, as César Tort once put it on his blog somewhere – the democratic system of the West is preserving the status quo which is killing the residual Aryan race there. A mad king would be a saviour – and precisely this type of a ruler is made impossible to emerge.
    https://westsdarkesthour.com/

    > “As far as you know? So you are trying to lecture us on Communism while admitting you are just making this stuff up?”

    Personally, I don’t care about the Marxist dogma, I tend to look at the results. Time and time again, whenever Communism was tried, it led to the creation of theocracies, oligarchies, monarchies – Party-states. That outcome is quite conducive to the maintenance of an orderly, hierarchical society, the flourishing of arts, the advancement of science. Conversely, an existence of chaos such as in capitalist America leads to the emergence of a myriad groups, each falling prey to base instincts, their sum totalling annihilation.

    > “What if people don’t want to be Communist?”

    What if your son is gay? In both cases, parenting/teaching has failed. Raising children properly is the bedrock of any functioning system. On the flip-side, however, normies by and large obey their dominant culture without a hitch – as can be gleaned from The Left’s success in the former GDR’ territories.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Left_(Germany)

    The Middle European and Russian anti-Communism of 1945-91 is merely another branch of general Aryan self-hatred. It’s unnatural for a Japanese to abandon his Volksgemeinschaft for foreign ways – and yet, it’s quite common in Russia (see Gorbachev, or the entire nation of the Ukraine).

    > “Millions have died fighting for a utopia that never worked and never will.”

    People die because they love fighting. No religion will bring personal salvation anyway as each individual is mortal. But these ideologies do summon them to a cause, akin to leaves on the wind – that much is certain.

    © Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

    [War] endures because young men love it and old men love it in them. Those that fought, those that did not.

  240. @Philip Owen

    Apparently the idea seems to be to provoke Russia into a nuclear war. Then Russia can be blamed for the economic collapse that is inevitable anyway.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  241. @Event Horizon

    From Scott Ritter and MOA and a few other sites, the loss of Izium was a massive intelligence failure (or failure to act on information leading to Ukrainians’ (actually NATO’s) first substantial victory), but it was impossible to hold the “empty” territory which Russia was holding; too much space, too few troops. The NATO forces did a great job of moving their resources to the front with the Russians largely unaware. Ritter claims the Russians will need 400,000 troops to hold such space, twice what is allotted for the SMO. But territory, beyond the Donbas, Crimea and the coast, were never the objective for Russia. Moreover, while the West is trumpeting this victory, it may be pyrrhic.
    Inevitably the UkroNAZIs will slaughter the Russian collaborators (such atrocities play well in Russia propaganda and stop any calls for peace), and there are already massive support to escalate the War in Russia. NATO’s attack seems an existential threat and Putin announced early on that he would go nuclear if necessary. Meanwhile the ability to knock out electricity and blow-up dams demonstrates what Russia can do if they are willing to destroy Ukrainian infrastructure (so far the UkroNAZIs have been much more willing to destroy “their fellow citizens” and infrastructure in Donbas.) The Russians’ retreat resulted in them consolidating defenses a bit east on the other side of a river; whether they are dug in enough to withstand another Ukraine attack is unclear. Clearly NATO wants to force Russia into peace (which of course Biden and Boris rejected in February, and no one trusts the UkroNAZIs after reneging on Minsk accords). Winter is coming, ALWAYS ON THE SIDE OF RUSSIA. The EU will freeze if the SMO continues through winter, so NATO is desperate to “make something happen”.
    Throwing more money (unaccounted for now by policy) down the Black Hole of Ukraine is what this war has always been about for the corrupt US if not the EU.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @Adûnâi
    , @RadicalCenter
  242. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @michael888

    > “Inevitably the UkroNAZIs will slaughter the Russian collaborators (such atrocities play well in Russia propaganda and stop any calls for peace), and there are already massive support to escalate the War in Russia.”

    All that the Ukrainian atrocities accomplish is underline the ineptitude and the criminal weakness of Putinian Russia in protecting its loyalists. In a word – fewer volunteers for the RF army. What else would you expect? For people to lend their faith to the Kremlin traitors yet again? The only rational position to take would be a Day of the Rope scenario where Putain, Shoigu, Soloviev, Lavrov, and the rest of their Judaeo-Armenian ilk die a violent death, and a nationalist régime is established. The caveat is that it _will_ bring about a state collapse and a civil strife.

    > “From Scott Ritter and MOA and a few other sites…”

    Scott Ritter is a braindamaged drunkard.

    > “…but it was impossible to hold the “empty” territory which Russia was holding; too much space, too few troops.”

    First of all, that territory is populated by the Russians – the Russians who are now being shot by their brainwashed Ukrainian brethren by the hundreds and buried in mass graves.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izium_mass_graves

    Second… are you implying that Russia has no forces to defend its own territory? And that only the good will of the Jews in ancient Khazaria is stopping their Ukrainian lackies from overrunning Belgorod and Voronej? Yes, you are.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  243. You are a tad late on this issue as it has been discussed repeatedly here and you are incorrect, the Taliban government was not closed to the matter of extradition – but they did expect to be treated as other nations on the question.

    We can’t get murderers out of Mexico and your claiming that the Taliban should just forgoe any due process they might have in place or establish — even Canadians demand a supported case and in the case of a possible death penalty – will refuse until the matter is taken off the table.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/oct/14/afghanistan.terrorism5

    http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/rob0068.htm

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/taliban-warns-us-but-will-consider-bin-laden-extradition-1.396397

    https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2001/10/13687.html

    Now one can argue the details about extradition, but there was no question that it was possible and feasible. The question is not whether, the question is a matter of how.

    —————

    Now inevitably those that stand where you are cling to thin threads. I am not unreasonable and stand where I came in twenty years ago. If in fact the matter required some intervention of force. It should have been covert and incisive as opposed to an invasion and occupation. It is not as if we have not done this type of operation before. Instead we telegraphed the matter and smashed a watermelon with hammer instead of cleanly slicing the obstacle with and scalpel. Minus a full effort to control the control — events as they played out sadly were predictable.

    And left us exposed to greater global challenges strategically — i.e. Ukraine, both Russia and China are seizing upon a perceived weakness. As are others

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  244. @EliteCommInc.

    Note: my covert option is not new. I have held that position since 2001.

  245. @Adûnâi

    That Wikipedia reference on the mass graves at Izium states that it was Russians killing Ukrainian citizens not the other way around as you may have implied.

  246. katesisco says:
    @Hitch

    Isn’t this the THIRD TIME Ukraine has been depopulated?
    That usually means a change of land ownership on the ground.
    NATO is taking more.
    Russia asks for return of land taken.
    WWII power residue is in artificial borders.
    NATO seeks to create its own self sufficient power grid from nuclear and newly developed Ukraine gas fields controlled by western corporations.
    NATO was formed by promises not to create corporations to control land over individual ownership.
    It is therefore essential that war be an excuse to allow western corporations to become land owners in Ukraine prior to acceptance into the EU.
    The mass murderer Zelenski should read Ukrainian history.

  247. katesisco says:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/03/ukraine-eastern-europe-depopulation-immigration-crisis/608464/
    Well, Zelenski promised a census. From the 2 million sold into slavery from the Crimean Khanate, to the Holodomor, and now the flight from what can only be seen as a planned take over by western corporations by planned poverty, three decimations of Ukraine all leading to corporate profiteering.

  248. @Event Horizon

    Well said. At least he still accepts comments. Let’s see how long that lasts.

  249. @Old Brown Fool

    Nuclear war will end humanity-you can forget about ‘economic collapse’.

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  250. @John Johnson

    Mr. Johnson, I rarely agree with your POV as expressed here on the Unz Review, but in this case I unconditionally agree with you.

    It is “liberalism” as presently constituted that presents an existential threat to the World’s Minority White Race.

    We are being attacked from all sides by those with weaker minds and even weaker morals.

    I wonder what the flaw is in us that prevents us from winning against these reprehensible maggots who appear to have taken over our once-vibrant Western nations.

    • Replies: @MartinHolinde
  251. kikl says:

    1. The Russian forces did not retreat, they fled. It was a rout. How do I know? They left behind tons of military equipment and failed to destroy it. Thus, there is no point in trying to cover up that this battle was lost.

    2. The war against Ukraine is about conquering territory. Originally, regime change in Kiew was the prime goal. However, the Russian forces failed to conquer the capitol of Ukrain at the outset of the war. Therefore, the goals were limited to annexing several Ukrainian provinces.

    The Special Military Operation (SMO), conceptually, is not about conquering territory per se: it is, or it was, so far, about protection of Russophone citizens in occupied territories, thus demilitarization cum denazification.

    “per se” and “so far”!? Denazification is BS. Both sides call the enemy a Nazi. I am fed up with this primitive propaganda.

    3. The military power of Russia is much weaker than the power of the US combined with its NATO partners, because Russia cannot even beat Ukraine in a convincing fashion. Both NATO and Russia overestimated the Russian military. Two large and powerful countries have joined NATO in response to Russia’s “special military operation”, namely Finland and Sweden. If Putin wanted to stop NATO from approaching the Russian border by waging war on Ukraine, then he has achieved the opposite. Russia’s war on Ukraine was a strategic blunder.

    4. The war is far from over. The coming months will lead to a large recession in Europe due to the economic sanctions and the lack of natural gas deliveries from Russia. This is the front, where the war will be decided.

    5. If Russia succeeds in breaking up the western coalition by offering gas in exchange for neutrality or no more weapon deliveries to the Ukraine, then Russia could win this war. If Putin doesn’t succeed in splitting up the coalition, then the US will turn the Ukraine into Russia’s Afghanistan. The war will linger on for years and weaken Russia to the point of self destruction.

    This is my assessment of the current situation.

    I voice no opinion on the legitimacy of the war or the question, whether the Russian invasion was provoked by the west, because I do not have the information to make a judgement on this issue. Irrespective of this moral and/or legal question the “special military operation” has turned out to be a huge mistake on the part of Putin. The war has weakened Russia’s strategic situation even if Russia succeeds in annexing a few provinces from Ukraine.

  252. @Event Horizon

    Bro you sound like when Joey got a thesaurus.

  253. @Event Horizon

    <=– Accelerationist

    If your point requires itself to be propped up on so many insults "imbecile" more than once? Then you need a stronger argument.

  254. @arthurdecco

    ‘racism, racism, fake posting, projection, fake persona, straw man, well poisoing” etc ad hoc

    ad infinitum

    Then the irony; the seed of truth this poster lays bare for all of us to see:

    I wonder what the flaw is in us

  255. anon[312] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Johnson

    “ Oh really? Which part of Christianity calls for the ban of:
    Democracy
    Capitalism
    Free speech
    Free press
    Private gun ownership
    Study of biology
    National identity
    Religion”

    Let’s unpack:
    Democracy offers choices . Christianity offers one path and says that this is the only path .

    Free Speech means disagreeing . Christianity doesn’t allow . There is only one truth. ‘one life style , only one solution .

    Private gun ownership and Christianity has same relation as Christianity has to public gun ownership —- no relation .
    Capitalism : It always has convoluted self-serving relation with money .

    Study of biology can lead to evolution . It doesn’t ban because it can’t now . If it were powerful enough , it would . Now Christianity settles for teaching instead -Intelligent Design.
    It is like abortion issue .
    Kansas diocese took 4.5 million in PPP and sent it on campaigning against abortion by choosing and focusing anti- abortion GOP.
    (How does it even get PPP and why doesn’t it return a penny ?)

    National Identity of natives across the globe have been destroyed by Christianity.
    Time to civilize Chinese – when opium count be sold was the cry that emanated from the Christian bowels of England and frantically egged on by clergy , common people and business class.

    Banning other religions have been the standard operating procedure of the Christians .

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  256. @kikl

    I don’t know what junk you use to get high but I can tell you that it ain’t good for the brain, assuming that you had a brain to begin with.

    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
  257. @michael888

    We’ll likely see Russia keeping the entire Black Sea Coast and integrating it into the Federation.

    And rightly so.

  258. @kikl

    I was considering using the Agree tag but then realised that it is praise for your clear and logical thinking despite surprising gaps in your knowledge that you deserve.

    Sweden and Finland cannot by any stretch be regarded as large and powerful!

    • Replies: @Passing By
    , @kikl
  259. @Dumbo

    How can you be so obtuse as to suggest that whether “the average European” cares, or has reason to care, whether Donbas is part of Eussia or Ukraine has ANYTHING to do with the rightness of their governments upholding the legal right of sovereign nations to be free from threat of violent invasion by larger neighbours (or any other country)?

    • Replies: @Adûnâi
  260. @Wizard of Oz

    Have you considered a career in comedy? Involuntary humour is the funniest and you seem to have a great talent for remaining dead serious while speaking non-sense. I am certain that you can make an audience convulsed with laughter just by being yourself.

    Btw, you should lookup what Ukraine’s own top general Zaluzhny himself says about the current offensives of the army under his command.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  261. @bike-anarkist

    You come across as the stereotypical American who is profoundly ignorant of the rest of the world. Unless you define democracy so it can’t exist, you can’t deny the Scandinavian countries, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, and Ireland – for starters – the status of functioning democracies.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  262. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @kikl

    > “Denazification is BS. Both sides call the enemy a Nazi. I am fed up with this primitive propaganda.”

    For clarity’s sake, one needs to understand that “fascist” or “Nazist” in Russian roughly means “ethnic supremacist”. Nationalism, too, is often made synonymous with the word “Nazi” – partly due to the two’s similar pronunciation in the Russian language, partly due to the historical connotations of divisive nationalism in the Russian empires.

    In a word, Nazi to a Russian is “a European enemy trying to genocide Russia employing nationalist supremacist rhetoric”. No anti-semitism, no anti-feminism, no anti-jazz. By that logic, the Turks and the Japanese are “Nazi” (similar to the American buzzword “racist”).

    > “…because Russia cannot even beat Ukraine in a convincing fashion. Both NATO and Russia overestimated the Russian military.”

    Or did they? Russia could clearly have demolished the Ukraine by breaking the front at Nikolaev back in February, and/or by shutting down the Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure. None of that was even attempted – many Russian nationalist say, due to spies (such as Putin and Shoigu).

    > “The war will linger on for years and weaken Russia to the point of self destruction.”

    I do wonder whether the Ukrainians and their American overlords will have the wisdom not to conquer the RF proper – namely, Belgorod, Kursk, Voronezh. So far, they’ve had it. Although provoking Russia further might lead to a Russian collapse as well – if the Kremlin doesn’t respond in kind (and it swallowed every bit of cum offered so far, much to the chagrin of numerous nationalists).

    Other than that, a spot-on analysis! Yes, including Sweden – Sweden’s military-industrial complex is quite powerful.

  263. kikl says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Both countries have very powerful armies considering the number of their inhabitants. Sweden has 210 military aircraft and 121 leopard II main battle tanks. Finland hat 239 main battle tanks, also leopard II, and 212 infantry fighting vehicles.

    Both countries cover a huge area and have direct borders with Russia. Finland gave the USSR a huge head ache during the second world war. Both countries would be a fish too large to swallow for current Russia.

    Thus, I stand by my statement that both countries are large and powerful. Sure, they are not comparable to the US, India or China.

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
  264. anon[270] • Disclaimer says:

    @kikl #259

    “1. The Russian forces did not retreat, they fled. It was a rout. How do I know? They left behind tons of military equipment and failed to destroy it. Thus, there is no point in trying to cover up that this battle was lost.”

    The tons of equipment Russia left behind were Ukrainian. Ukraine attacked with 6 brigades. They suffered the equivalent in casualties of 2 brigades. The Russian “troops” were hardly more than a bunch of lightly equipped border guards.

    “2. The war against Ukraine is about conquering territory. Originally, regime change in Kiew was the prime goal. However, the Russian forces failed to conquer the capitol of Ukrain at the outset of the war. Therefore, the goals were limited to annexing several Ukrainian provinces.”

    The Russians would likely have accepted a surrender of Kiev, but it was hardly their intention of “conquering” a city of 2.5 million with a force of only 30,000 against a Uke force of 100,000.

    “3. The military power of Russia is much weaker than the power of the US combined with its NATO partners, because Russia cannot even beat Ukraine in a convincing fashion. ”

    Not only not in “convincing fashion” but in *any* fashion with only a *total* force of 200,000, which appear to be predominately Donbass militia and Chechens. That *should* tell you something about Russia’s “intentions” to conquer Ukraine.

    “4. The war is far from over. The coming months will lead to a large recession in Europe due to the economic sanctions and the lack of natural gas deliveries from Russia.”

    Yes. Whose fault is that? The sanctions are those imposed by Europe against Russia, not the other way around. Russia’s most recent offer was to start sending gas through Nordstream 2, but the Europeans prefer to freeze their noses to spite Russia’s face.

    “The war has weakened Russia’s strategic situation even if Russia succeeds in annexing a few provinces from Ukraine. ”

    Russia has recognized Donbass as independent republics. Those same republics voted for accession to Russia in referenda in the past. Russia refused the offer.

    “If Putin doesn’t succeed in splitting up the coalition, then the US will turn the Ukraine into Russia’s Afghanistan. The war will linger on for years and weaken Russia to the point of self destruction.”

    And why would we do that? I thought we were the world’s good guy policeman, not the world’s trouble-maker. But then you did say, “Irrespective of this moral and/or legal question. . .” There seems to be a lot of that going around these days.

    • LOL: Poupon Marx
    • Replies: @John Johnson
  265. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @Wizard of Oz

    > “…the rightness of their governments upholding the legal right of sovereign nations to be free from threat of violent invasion by larger neighbours (or any other country)?”

    The issue you are overlooking is that the Ukraine was the aggressor… towards the emergent republics of the Donbass in 2014. The Ukraine fell apart in a civil war. The RF did not start the war in February 2022, merely joined in on the fun.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  266. @John Johnson

    Your blindfolded, ear-plugged, zip-mouthed credulity is impressive. You should probably move to Iraq. They’ll show you how much they appreciate your “free world.”

    • LOL: Poupon Marx
  267. Documentation of Ukraine’s decade long plan to destabilize Russia.

    https://www.rt.com/russia/562803-best-defense-is-good-offence/

  268. @John Johnson

    Spoken like a Chewish sayanim or a FunnyMentalless Christian in Texas that believes in the Chosen People are your overseers. Sheep asleep.

    Is this your church? Or similar?

  269. anon[937] • Disclaimer says:

    @Kiki #271

    “Both countries would be a fish too large to swallow for current Russia.”

    In which case, they don’t need NATO. Russia doesn’t need them either. It would be fun to see Russia stir up and arm some sort of Muslim liberation movement in Sweden though. Russia could send them some of those Javelin anti-tank missiles they took and bought from the Ukrainians.

  270. TRM says:
    @Dumbo

    “let’s call it Jewish Power for lack of a better name (LOL)”

    Frankist & Affiliated Filth Banker Cartel. The acronym is horrible but I’m working on it.

  271. @Adûnâi

    Wrong in fact on two grounds. If true the situation you describe would make no legal difference. But, also, there was so little local support for the separatist cause that it had to be propped up from Russia.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  272. @Passing By

    What are you purporting to answer? You make no sense.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  273. gsjackson says:
    @kikl

    “The war against Ukraine is about conquering territory. Originally, regime change in Kiev was the prime goal.”

    Funny Putin didn’t mention either of those when he stated what the SMO’s objectives were.

  274. @Wizard of Oz

    One can tell just how dire the true situation of the neo-Nazi Banderite regime is by the increasing hysteria of the lies peddled by Western fascists, liberal or conservative, like you Wizz. The eastern regions of Ukraine ALWAYS voted by huge margins for the Russophone Party of the Regions, whose President, Yanukovich, was ousted in an illegal, vicious, Nazi putsch, organised and financed by the USA and its stooges (your job)in Poland and the Baltic mini-fascist regimes.
    Thus the desire NOT to be ruled by neo-Nazi regimes and neo-Nazi death-squads made the revolt entirely local in origin, and militias from those regions have been fighting your neo-Nazi friends to today. And pre-emptive war to prevent an aggression and genocide by the neo-Nazis in the Donbass is ENTIRELY lawful, you odious little Big Liar.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  275. @Wizard of Oz

    NO capitalist state can be ‘democratic’ in any meaningful sense. In ALL capitalist states, ALL real power belongs to the owners of the economy. They buy and dispose of politicians by the gross (literally and figuratively). The brainwashing ‘meeja’ indoctrination system of the MSM, advertising (an Evil cancer of the minds of the serfs)PR, ‘think’-sewers etc, is entirely controlled by the Bosses.
    The serfs only see politicians at election time, whereas the ‘lobbyists’ for the rich traipse the halls of Parliaments delivering orders, incessantly. Elections are carnivals of lies, bribes, threats and hate and fear-mongering, and increasingly outright rigged and stolen. Immediately 50% or more (see the UK with first past the post voting)of the electorate, being ‘losers’, get NO say, and are often targeted, particularly by Rightist regimes (see the Evil Robodebt outrage under Scummo in Austfaila)for sadistic, psychopathic, mistreatment.
    EVERY state on Earth MUST please the Boss in Thanatopolis DC, or be attacked, subverted, or sabotaged by that Moloch. In Austfailia they got rid of one PM, Whitlam, and probably Rudd, too, but at least we were spared the slaughter seen in overthrown democracies in Chile, Greece and Brazil-so far. That’s your fecking ‘functioning democracy’, ‘functioning’ only in the sense of ‘bodily functions’ like pissing, shitting and spewing.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  276. @Wizard of Oz

    First paragraph, that you’re an idiot.

    Second paragraph, that the Ukrainian army chief of staff himself, general Zaluzhny contradicts the propaganda that you and the rest of the gang of retarded Ukrophiliac zoglodytes that dwell here are spewing.

    I hope that it is explicit enough now and that even a dimwit like you can understand what I wrote.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  277. @mulga mumblebrain

    No, you are, at best, misinformed. From reliable sources like an Australian businessman living in central Kyiv since 2010 I am confident that unlovely Yanks had little to do with organising what started as protests in Maidan square and ended with the President flueing to Rissia. Also, absent any proof that many of those Russiaphone voters in the East so regretted their vote for independence in 1992/3 that they volunteered in substantial numbers for armed rebellion you will have to provide more than ranting blather to make a case that there wasn’t a Russian invasion in 2014. Legal? Yeah, like America’s invasion of Iraq in 2003 and Syria since.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  278. @Passing By

    Sorry I didn’t realise I was being quite polite to a bar-room bloviator with no effective education after Year 7. Try again if you think you are up to it.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  279. @mulga mumblebrain

    You have effectually fallen into the category of those who “define democracy so it can’t exist”. And you fail to provide even a glimpse of explanation for phenomena like Simon Holmes à Court getting so many of his Teals into Parliament and defeating the Treasurer in his once safe seat.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  280. anon[423] • Disclaimer says:

    @Wizard of Oz #285

    “I am confident that unlovely Yanks had little to do with organising what started as protests in Maidan square .”

    No? Not even the unlovely maiden of Maidan, “Victoria F**k the EU” Nudelman, giving orders over the phone to the US ambassador to Ukraine? Is \$5 billion in revolutionary start up funding “little to do with organizing,” etc.?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  281. The war is far from over. The coming months will lead to a large recession in Europe due to the economic sanctions and …

    I sometimes think that the whole drama was organised, in order to provoke the next chapter of “21st Century Crisis Times.”

    It was remarkable how the minute Putin invaded the Ukraine, all the Covid nonsense stopped. No more restrictions. Everyone allowed to fly, and to go to work unvaccinated.

    Now there is the energy crisis. I have a vague impression that it is organised and fake, like most aspects of the epidemic.

  282. @anon

    Let’s unpack:
    Democracy offers choices . Christianity offers one path and says that this is the only path

    You are thinking of “classic liberalism” which is not what we have in the US.

    Classic liberalism warped into a secular egalitarian religion where information related to racial differences and their implications must be suppressed at any cost, even if it mean compromising democracy and free speech (foundations of classic liberalism). Libertarians sometimes call themselves classic liberals but they have their own problems as they also embrace race denial.

    As for democratic choices we have a whopping TWO parties. One believes Whites are evil and ruined Detroit through racism and the other believes that “bad socialist Whites and unions” ruined Detroit. Neither party allows serious questioning of either belief. Both essentially believe that those other Whites are to blame for racial inequality that “just happens” to involve a racial group that was separated under different evolutionary pressures for over 100k years. Huh what a strange coincidence.

    Private gun ownership and Christianity has same relation as Christianity has to public gun ownership —- no relation

    I didn’t mention guns. You have gone off a strange tangent. I am very much pro-gun and polls show that secular Americans are very supportive of gun laws. When Whites leave Christianity they head left and adopt whatever the left tells them. This includes denying race and believing that inanimate objects are responsible for murders that “just happen” to involve the same group that lives in Detroit. ANOTHER STRANGE COINCIDENCE. HUH.

    Study of biology can lead to evolution . It doesn’t ban because it can’t now . If it were powerful enough , it would . Now Christianity settles for teaching instead -Intelligent Design.

    Liberals don’t support the study of evolution. They only pretend to while ignoring human evolution. They take it to extreme levels where even racial differences in medicine are denied. Liberals to this day deny that BiDil even works. Liberalism is an anti-White religion that believes race doesn’t exist past a superficial level. So what is the cause of inequality? They have no choice but to blame Whites. Their religion requires that Whites and especially White men are to blame.

    Liberalism is a religion. It will only be defeated when its enemies accept it as such. It is not interested in the truth or “the science” as it purports. It holds a deeply sacred religious belief which is that race doesn’t matter and Evil White Men have ruined what would have been Eden.

  283. @Wizard of Oz

    Yes, it is a simple calculus. Capitalism CANNOT, EVER, encompass true democracy. Government of and by the rich’s employees, for the benefit of the rich overwhelmingly (enough to prevent revolt) is NOT ‘democracy’. You know that Wizz. Don’t play dumb.
    Simon Holmes a’Court-a VERY rich man, inheriting his wealth from his rapacious father, uses his money for a good cause (proving my point)-or did he? Let’s see how the Teals act over the longer term before celebrating. Let’s see if they attack Holmes a’Courts’ own interests.
    Democracy exists in China, or at least the overwhelming majority of the Chinese think so. Government by the CPC, which anyone can join (of the People) thus also of the People, and obviously FOR the People (the greatest growth in human welfare in ANY State in history). We need a CPA (Communist Party of Australia)dedicated to the interests of ALL the people, not just a brainwashed 50% plus one, lied to and bribed once every three, four or five years. That odious system divides the People against one another, into increasingly hateful factions. Just as Rightists like. Divide et impera. You gotta keep the rabble in line.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
  284. @Wizard of Oz

    Wizz, you and your ‘contacts’. Everybody on Earth with any knowledge of events KNOWS that the US organised a Colour Revolution in Kiev in 2014. Do you want to deny ‘Colour Revolutions’ in toto now? Go on-you know you want to.
    ‘Look, old (so-and-so) has said that the USA NEVER interfered in ANY country’s affairs, ever. What a brick he is!’.
    ‘He was my fag at Eton, doncha know. One of those Australian ‘drongos’ -that’s the term, I believe’.
    ‘Jolly good to see the colonials keeping up appearances’.
    Victoria Nudelman itself boasted in public that the USA had spent five billion over the years in installing a proper pro-US regime in Kiev. But she must have been lying, because the Walter Mitty of the Antipodes says so. You once were a joke, but now you’re just a fecking disgrace. Any lie, anytime, for your neo-Nazi idols.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  285. @anon

    Find some genuinely good sources instead of wasting time endlessly regurgitating meaningless trivia because Nuland said “Fuck the EU” and someone has mentioned \$5 billion as he waved his hands.

  286. @Wizard of Oz

    If I remember well, and thank God, my memory works impeccably, you and I have once agreed to ignore each other. Either you forgot it or reacting to my posts itches you too much to live up to it.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  287. @mulga mumblebrain

    I understand that; it is the Globalist idiots that think they can win a nuclear war, emerge out of their bunkers, and then write history blaming Putin for the collapse of the Western civilisation.

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
  288. @anon

    The tons of equipment Russia left behind were Ukrainian. Ukraine attacked with 6 brigades. They suffered the equivalent in casualties of 2 brigades. The Russian “troops” were hardly more than a bunch of lightly equipped border guards.

    Right. And I’m sure the video of Wagner Group recruiting from prison was actually footage of an elite Russian military school. Everything is going swimmingly.

    This was a rout and not a retreat. They left artillery shells in boxes and fully operational tanks.

    It shows the Russians were caught by surprise. Tank and artillery crews are trained to destroy their equipment if they are unable to retreat with them. They were terrified and ran.

    The Russians would likely have accepted a surrender of Kiev, but it was hardly their intention of “conquering” a city of 2.5 million with a force of only 30,000 against a Uke force of 100,000.

    So sending a multi-mile support column sent to Kiev was only a ruse? If it was all just a ruse to make it look like they planned on taking Kiev then why did it contain supplies and soldiers?

    Putin has embarrassed the Russian military. This is all one man’s disaster.

  289. General Volt and General Mozor!! Escobar is nothing short of brilliant with this expose!

  290. @Event Horizon

    Your evidence is thin but assumptions thick.

  291. anon[107] • Disclaimer says:

    @John Johnson #296

    “So sending a multi-mile support column sent to Kiev was only a ruse? If it was all just a ruse to make it look like they planned on taking Kiev then why did it contain supplies and soldiers?”

    Did I say it was a ruse? I didn’t say it was a ruse. I’m saying that Russians – especially Russians – know that to take a defended city, you need the odds to be 6 – or even 8 to 1 in your favor, and it’s still going to cost you. The Ukes had 100, 000 troops at Kiev. The Russian column had 30,000.

    But even if it was a ruse, why would you be incredulous that a ruse would actually consist of soldiers and supplies? What, you think a ruse is just putting up billboards along the highway saying, “The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” . . .?

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  292. anon[107] • Disclaimer says:

    @Wizard of Oz #293

    “Find some genuinely good sources instead of wasting time endlessly regurgitating meaningless trivia because Nuland said “Fuck the EU” and someone has mentioned \$5 billion as he waved his hands. ”

    It was *Nuland* who said they’d put $5 billion into prepping this event, as well as “Fuck the EU! Yats is the man!.” To the US ambassador to Ukraine, no more, no less. I don’t know whose “his hands” you’re referring to but Nuland isn’t a man, maybe. By the way, we *got* “Yats” – for a moment anyway.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Philip Owen
  293. blaqua says:

    The Ukrainian military elite saw its ass kicked hard by Russian forces in the first months of the war: Ukrainian soldiers were killed, wounded or the wisest of them deserted. Now clown zelenskyy has asked for more forces from NATO and the result was a temporary success in Izium. From now on, it is no longer Ukraine vs Russia but NATO vs Russia. We will be seeing more western soldiers – volunteers (dumbheads) in the battlefields, until that they follow suit. One of them from Britain was just killed, https://twitter.com/jmvasquez1974/status/1571439614518530050 stay tuned for many similar twits in the future. Those are the bloody outcomes of biden – blinken’s war.

  294. @anon

    Did I say it was a ruse? I didn’t say it was a ruse. I’m saying that Russians – especially Russians – know that to take a defended city, you need the odds to be 6 – or even 8 to 1 in your favor, and it’s still going to cost you. The Ukes had 100, 000 troops at Kiev. The Russian column had 30,000.

    The Russians proved that you can’t make any assumptions about their tactics. They had no answer to all the personal anti-tank weapons and we watched T-90s jack in the box immediately in the war. Or was it part of the plan to let 5 million dollar tanks go kaboom and hold up the multi-mile support column?

    You said it wasn’t their intent to conquer the city.

    So you are saying they sent special forces into Kiev and attacked the city with airstirkes and had a multi-mile support column on the way but weren’t actually planning on taking the city? Why would you send tanks and miles of support trucks at a city that you don’t plan on taking? If it isn’t a ruse then what would be the point?

    But even if it was a ruse, why would you be incredulous that a ruse would actually consist of soldiers and supplies?

    What exactly would the ruse be? We sent miles of support trucks and troops to make you think we were trying to take Kiev but it was actually diversion to distract you from……..????

    The strategy doesn’t make any sense and you wouldn’t actually need to fill the trucks with supplies. That would be a waste of fuel and men. The Ukrainians started attacking the line immediately and blew up dozens of those trucks. They weren’t empty.

    Anyways there is no need to speculate. If you had read news outside Unz you would know that captured plans revealed early in the war that they planned on taking the entire country. Troops were lied to about it being a training exercise and then were told to head towards Kiev. Some didn’t have proper GPS units and got lost.

    The was affirmed when Putin backed away from the NATO explanation. Now it’s all about Donbass. Well if that had been true then there would be no reason to attack Kiev. Just roll those tanks and support columns into Donbass.

    What, you think a ruse is just putting up billboards along the highway saying, “The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” . . .?

    I would use empty troop carriers driven by convicts. I wouldn’t have fully stocked t-90s crawling 15 mph on a highway next to the woods.

    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
  295. Here you go anon:

    A recent call where a Russian says they took Kiev but then lost it.

    Quite sad how you, Pepe and the other Putin defenders believe more in the Russian side than actual Russians fighting this battle.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
  296. anon[417] • Disclaimer says:

    @John Johnson #303

    “What exactly would the ruse be? We sent miles of support trucks and troops to make you think we were trying to take Kiev but it was actually diversion to distract you from……..???? ”

    Go ahead, finish the sentence: “distract you from _____”

    If you can’t fill in the blank the next question will be multiple choice.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  297. @anon

    I don’t have to fill in any blanks to your completely irrational theory. I don’t live in your deluded world where you can’t even admit to yourself that Putin tried taking Kiev.

    It wasn’t a ruse or a fake attack.

    Russian paratroopers land in Kiev and take territory
    https://www.strangemilitarystories.com/2022/03/russian-paratroopers-land-in-and.html

    Captured special forces soldier describes experience in Kiev
    https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/18/captured-russian-special-forces-soldier-describes-his-unit-fighting-in-eastern-ukraine/

    40 mile convoy heads towards Kiev:
    https://www.wcvb.com/article/here-s-what-we-know-about-the-40-mile-long-russian-convoy-outside-ukraine-s-capital/39308898#

    Military analyst describes failure to take Kiev:
    https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-battle-for-kyiv-dc559574ce9f6683668fa221af2d5340

    Column of tanks ambushed outside Kiev:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2022/mar/10/russian-tanks-ambushed-war-ukraine-kiev-brovary-video

    Russian Special Forces furious that they weren’t give adequate support in attempt at taking Kiev
    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2022/03/07/russian-special-forces-reportedly-furious-over-lack-of-proper-support-chaotic-war-plan-in-ukraine-1209821/

    Did Putin lie to his own special forces, the pride of the Russian military about the plan to take Kiev? Your level of reality denial is not healthy. The dictator failed and you are still trying to defend him.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
  298. anon[283] • Disclaimer says:

    @John Johnson #305

    apnews, foreign policy, the guardian – Hafta love *those* sources.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  299. @mulga mumblebrain

    QED

    Are you aiming to take over Larry Romanov’s role as UR’s bloviating fabulist when he finally blows it?

    You say anyone can join the CPC but that’s BS. Only 1 out of 15 Chinese are members and this is a fair sample of easily found search results

    Joining the party is usually an arduous process that can take two to three years. Potential members must apply to their local party organisations, initiating a multi-year process with more than 20 steps to determine their qualification, including submitting a formal application, meeting with the local party organisers and attending party study sessions.

    It’s a lot easier to join a political party in Australia.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  300. @anon

    So what I say to your absolutely minuscule parcel of factoids.

  301. @Passing By

    QED

    I cite only your failure to recognise your own self contradiction in this

    If I remember well, and thank God, my memory works impeccably

    • Replies: @Passing By
  302. @Wizard of Oz

    I remember well b/c my memory serves me just fine that you and I agreed to ignore each other then you started reacting to my posts again. And no, I don’t see a contradiction in that statement, all I see is that you are a thick-skinned moron. Now, when someone tells me what I and others have told you, I don’t insist. You otoh are annoying as a tick. I mean what terms do I have to use to tell you to bugger off so that you bugger off? Are you Jewish?

    • LOL: Wizard of Oz
  303. @nosquat loquat

    You are right, of course. Let’s say-as a thought experiment-that the Truth is behind the last of 10 successive doors. Over 90% of the people will not make the effort and pain and endurance to open the 10th door for The Real Deal. It’s just human nature.

    So, that’s what you have when you see peepull echoing CNN, MSNBC, New Yuk Slimes, etc, etc. They believe they found The Truth, The Reality around the 5th or 6th door. This is not what Buddhism is; it is typical of Christianity.

    Here is an analogy for all you fulks out there that will allow you to grasp the Russia/Yukdrain sitchiashun:

    Ukraine is to Russia, as Corsica is to France; As Kosovo is to Serbia.

    You’re welcome. May your bowels be in perpetual motion.

  304. @anon

    apnews, foreign policy, the guardian – Hafta love *those* sources.

    That’s the best you have? Did you expect a full breakdown of what happened on PutinTV?

    This isn’t 1939. We have plenty of captured video of what happened.

    Does this armored column battle look like a ruse to you?

    How about drone pictures of a 40 mile column:

    You are going to tell me the plan wasn’t to take Kiev? Just drive up to the edge with a massive invasion force?

    Good lord the reality denial at Unz has gone mad. Alt-right used to be a place where harsh realities could be discussed. Now it’s “Make your own reality” like everywhere else.

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @j2
    , @Philip Owen
  305. j2 says:
    @John Johnson

    “Good lord the reality denial at Unz has gone mad. Alt-right used to be a place where harsh realities could be discussed. Now it’s “Make your own reality” like everywhere else.”

    It is worse than that. In a sense Alt-right is taken over, but then again, it never was nothing but false opposition: it was created from some real grass root movement as controlled opposition, this love of Putin is the best proof of it.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  306. @j2

    It really went downhill with the virus and Trump losing.

    Unz should have been the main place where the origin could be discussed/debated but half the people here were claiming that the virus didn’t exist.

    I posted links to 3D electron images of the virus and was told that they were faked. Then I posted links to how a 10k dollar electron microscope can look at any Coronavirus and there wasn’t a response. So flat out denying not just the virus but modern technology. Electron microscope images of HIV and other virus have been around for over a decade. Might as well deny dot matrix printers.

    A few weeks later the virus deniers went back to claiming it didn’t exist. So they chose to deny modern technology. Weirdly it was more acceptable to flat out deny that the virus existed than suggest that Trump had indeed taken the vaccine.

    All very strange and disappointing. The MSM was clearly not investigating the origin and we needed an alternative to analyze all possible theories. But that wasn’t possible since Unz couldn’t even agree on if the virus existed. I posted captured video of an overloaded Italian hospital and was told it was fake. Videos of graves being dug by industrial excavators were also deemed to be fake. All fake. I guess all those Italians were faking tears and screaming in front of priests for drama effect.

    Unz posters caved into reality denial just like other political websites. The human mind finding reality too difficult and checking out in favor of an ideologically pleasing explanation.

    Well it was fun while it lasted.

  307. @mulga mumblebrain

    I am ructant to make things too complicated for you but, if you ever take your consideration of different systems o government seriously you might wish to read and digest this FT article.

    Indonesia’s unexpected success story – https://on.ft.com/3R1fYau via @FT

    It included a passage which made Indonesia sound more like a polity which allowed people to come together than the US. It is interesting to try and work out what the key variables are if one wants a semblance of democracy.

  308. @Wizard of Oz

    Anyone can join the CPC, but, unlike Austfailian political gangs, it is a meritocracy, so you must be of a certain intellectual and moral stature. In that it is just like the old Chinese civil service, into which it was difficult to pass, but then you rose on your merits and ‘connections’.
    In contrast Western political parties are gangs of crooks, wannabe crooks, psychopaths, shonks, real estate spivs and moles, gangster Rightists fro various ‘think-tank’ Mafias, and a few decent people. These, like B.O. Jones and Jim Cairns may rise according to their great talents, but in the end the intellectual and moral midgets get them. The whole process is immeasurably worsened by the MSM and the Murdoch cancer in particular. Any politician that dares show integrity and intellect, say like Carmen Lawrence, will be hounded by Murdoch’s corpse maggot presstitutes, whose vendettas are merciless and unending, even at death, as the continued hate campaign against Manning Clark showed.
    That is why China is a dynamic, sane, society, and Austfailia a rapidly collapsing appendage of the Five Eyes Reich, a dag on Uncle Satan’s ample arse. And on that dag live numerous microscopic coprophages like you, Wizz, as happy as bugs in shit.

  309. @John Johnson

    John John the clueless little (((Neocon))).

    Putin just called your bluff and re-raised.

    Hope it goes Global Thermonuclear, and you get watch your children die slowly of radiation sickness.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  310. @GeneralRipper

    John John the clueless little (((Neocon))).

    The whole world thinks this war is stupid you dope. Putin tried going out a conqueror and will be remembered as a loser Napolean wannabe.

    Putin just called your bluff and re-raised.

    So I guess the war is no longer in mop-up stage? First Putin said the war wouldn’t happen, then he said it was about NATO, then changed the goal to Donbass, then said conscription wouldn’t happen, now says conscription is happening….do your instincts really tell you that it is a good idea to keep defending this dictator?

    Hope it goes Global Thermonuclear, and you get watch your children die slowly of radiation sickness.

    So you wish everyone including Russia dies over this stupid war. You do realize that Putin said a nuclear war is suicide, right? Do you even understand the basics of nuclear war? Would you blow your brains out just to get even with someone?

    But thanks for revealing your true misanthropic nature. Wishing death upon children because your pathetic dictator is losing his unjust war. I don’t wish death upon you or anyone here.

  311. @GeneralRipper

    I looked through your posts and can tell you are the worst type of right-winger that drones on about Jews while trying to believe that Christianity isn’t Jewish in origin.

    How does that make any sense in your mind? Who do you think wrote the Bible?

    Real impressed with your Christianity. Cheering on nuclear war and hoping it kills my family.

    Jesus was Jewish and so was practically everyone else in the Bible. The Apostles celebrated passover with Jesus. Did you not catch that?
    https://www.healthcareministry.org/jesus-celebrates-the-passover-with-his-disciples/

    You worship a pacifist Jew in sandals while cheering global nuclear war. That is your existence.

    It’s actually possible that you have gone insane. Now go to church and sing songs about Moses and Israel. Then go home and get on the web to complain about the Jews. I’m sure it all makes sense in your crazy head.

  312. @John Johnson

    After reading your last reply to the same commenter I also had the instinct to look up his record. Was he for real? Or a recently confected troll? Should one reply to him or would that damage one’s mind by the effort to make sense of his? I think you have survived but you probably shouldn’t risk it often😎

    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
  313. @John Johnson

    I’m very happy you “looked” through my posts, Johnny John, because now I can make an ass out of you much more easily…lol

    Let me start with a question:

    What sort of “American man” supports wars ENTIRELY in the interests of the very people who are actively engaged in the complete destruction of his supposed Nation, as we speak?

    While his own people are homeless, drug addicted and depressed etc.. and trying to keep their families together as the “government” that is sworn to serve them pledges it’s undying allegiance to a foreign, hostile power and it’s perverted wet dreams of Global Rule.

    I’m only allowed three posts every login, so look forward to having your TREASONOUS BITCH ASS kicked over the coming days.

  314. @Wizard of Oz

    You already have replied to me, shitforbrains.

    It was a Fred Reed column, IIRC.

    Of course you are another very forgettable bag of wind, so don’t take it too hard.

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
  315. The above is not ageing well.

  316. @anon

    It was *Nuland* who said they’d put \$5 billion into prepping this event

    A common misrepresentation of the \$5Bn. And Russia received a lot more from the US, EU, UK and Germany. \$30Bn altogether. Almost all in the 1990s.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  317. @John Johnson

    Let’s cut him a break. The plan was to cut off Kyiv from reinforcements and counterattacks after the VDV/Special Forces op had captured the government centres. So not so many men required. The idea that the VDV etc would foul up was not considered due to contempt for the other side. “Ukraine is not a real country”.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  318. @John Johnson

    I looked through your posts and can tell you are the worst type of right-winger that drones on about Jews while trying to believe that Christianity isn’t Jewish in origin.

    How does that make any sense in your mind? Who do you think wrote the Bible?

    Real impressed with your Christianity. Cheering on nuclear war and hoping it kills my family.

    Jesus was Jewish and so was practically everyone else in the Bible. The Apostles celebrated passover with Jesus. Did you not catch that?
    https://www.healthcareministry.org/jesus-celebrates-the-passover-with-his-disciples/

    You worship a pacifist Jew in sandals while cheering global nuclear war. That is your existence.

    It’s actually possible that you have gone insane. Now go to church and sing songs about Moses and Israel. Then go home and get on the web to complain about the Jews. I’m sure it all makes sense in your crazy head.

    I always like to try to be brief and concise, especially with your kind. I don’t like to waste too much time or energy on indoctrinated bozos. It’s like taking to the wall.

    My Christianity is not pacifism wrapped up in bullshit do-goodism with a side order of Marxist “liberation theology”, let’s make that clear from the get go.

    Concerning your so called “Christianity”, I’m going to assume it is one of the myriad bastardized Sola Scriptura Protty cults.

    How many are there now?…lol

    I hate to tell you John, but the vast majority of that garbage bears little to no resemblance to the Original. Protestantism in most all it’s many retarded forms, is a heretical abomination. The two lungs of the Christian faith are Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.

    Does this mean that all Protestants are evil? Certainly not. But it does mean that they do not possess anything close to the fullness of the Truth.

    The damage done by Protestantism to Western Civilization, and the United States in particular is incalculable. The Calvinists Puritans were bad enough, but the Dispensationalists and the bunch of freaks that sprung from the “Second Great Awakening” really sealed the deal. These cults have basically become facilitators/cheering sections for Globalists Jews and all the evil they are attempting to bring about in the world.

    As far as my attitude towards the Jews, it is the very same as what has been taught by the Church from the beginning. The Old Covenant is over. Null and Void. The New Jerusalem is the Church and Jews can either accept that or risk the loss of their immortal souls. End of Story.

    All of your goofy hemming and hawing to the contrary is simply an attempt to put words in my mouth. I’ve NEVER claimed that Christ was not a Jew, or that his Apostles were not Jews etc…

    As a matter of fact, NOBODY would be talking about Jews or “Jewishness” if not for Jesus Christ and Christianity. I find that ironic, to say the least.

    Now Johnny, I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m going to do it again so that my point is clear.

    Here’s an example of the type of filth you are directly supporting.

    [MORE]

    You can see a small portion of their handiwork in this excellent video.

    Now I don’t have the time or inclination to name every single bloodthirsty Globalist Jew shitbag or the long list of their bought Gentile lackeys, but suffice it to say these are the VERY SAME people actively destroying the United States of America. They’re many of the same ones who dragged America into the Iraq war and the entire disastrous Middle East quagmire, which coincidently is ONGOING, with your Chosen People Perverts attacking Syria on a daily basis.

    And of course, there’s the facts that I mentioned in my prior comment, about the state of this Nation and it’s people. You support sending BILLIONS of dollars to a corrupt shithole like Ukraine while American families are crumbling and trying to deal with criminal niggers and inflation and the evil garbage their children are being force fed in the schools.

    If you had any sense, much less a sense of honor, you would be ashamed to spew the same lies that the Jewsmedia does 24/7, but you’re another indoctrinated POS, so you don’t.

    In closing, I reiterate once again that YOU and your children get to languish in a Hell of your own making. That’s called JUSTICE.

    And in case your sorry ass social justice obsessed Protty tard cult hasn’t got the memo, God is both Merciful and Just.

  319. @Philip Owen

    Garbage. An OUTRIGHT lie worthy of an Integrity Initiative troll. Nudelman stated that the five billion was spent on achieving a suitable Ukraiian regime. And that means run by Banderites, persecuting the Russophiles and Russians, intent on joining NATO (de facto after the fascist putsch in 2014) and being the beach-head, if required, for the NATO attack to ‘decolonise’ ie vivisect, Russia.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  320. @Philip Owen

    How would you, a corrupt Integrity Initiative troll, know what the Russian plan was?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Philip Owen
  321. @mulga mumblebrain

    I think you’ll find a more plausible account of the Maidan affair and Nuland’s /the US part in fostering pro democratic civil society organisations and NGOs.

  322. @mulga mumblebrain

    Maybe he can’t “know” but what do you say are reasonable inferences from what Putin has done and said?

  323. @mulga mumblebrain

    My MI6 number is 003. They misread John Dee’s cipher. (Dee, QE1’s spymaster, was born a few hundred metres from my native home. His secret signature has beeninterpreted as 007, a mistake).

  324. @Quartermaster

    The Russians own TOTAL air dominance. Nothing flies that isn’t Russian. Gee, where’s Maveric and his F35? No fly zones? Non existent. Ukraine ain’t no disco. The US knows better, troops or planes, we cannot operate. Some QM you are.

    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
  325. @Philip Owen

    OK, what’s in place to disrupt Russia in the air? F35 and f18? No. Stingers, a joke. There’s nothing else on the ukie side. You’re sounding like Jack Keene. Plus, Russia has superior air defense that travels with every unit that moves. There’s more, a lot more, that you haven’t looked into. ISR, C4, and the Americans know it. And the bar is about to be raised. Say bye-bye to Kiev in about two months. Sanctions? Tell it to Germany.

    • LOL: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @BayAreaSkeptic2
  326. @mulga mumblebrain

    Why do we see such absolute muck from the Lizard of Ooze?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  327. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    You may not be worth helping but you might care to check the ridiculous claims about, and maybe sometimes from, Nuland. Sire Putin began to see, in the Maidan protests – vocally supported by US people and by financially supported NGOs favouriting successful civil society, the threat of colour revolution coming for him, and so the shooting started. But no one paid Ukrainian protesters to start the Maidan protests.

  328. @Jim Christian

    Even if Russia had that capability, Xi would never let Putin destroy Kyiv. Putin can not defy his masters in Beijing. They are all he has left

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  329. @BayAreaSkeptic2

    Even if Russia had that capability, Xi would never let Putin destroy Kyiv. Putin can not defy his masters in Beijing. They are all he has left

    Yeah, all he has left. Aside from his resources, oil, coal, gas, space program, agriculture, airliner and car manufacturing and shipbuilding, engineering of every sort, and now, 100,000 sq. Kilometers of the only prime land and seacoast in Ukraine, not to mention 6 million new Russians. And a military that will handle anything. See, you’re an idiot. You need to do some homework, junior.

    You really need to study before you come HERE with your bullshit. The entire Euro economy is going up in flames because they dicked with Russia’s existence. All China is doing is vacuuming up Europe’s gas and oil. Lest I forget, you’re either an idiot or a paid troll. Which is it?

  330. @Dumbo

    Let’s be clear: this isn’t conservative Hasidic Jews, it is the leftist and neocon intelligentsia which seems at the genesis of so many awful conflicts, to wit, Victoria Nuland…and just about every member of George W. Bush’s cabinet.

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