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American hysteria over the “imminent” Russian invasion of Ukraine has exploded every geopolitical Stupid-o-Meter in sight – and that’s quite an accomplishment.

What a mess. Sections of the U.S. Deep State are in open revolt against the combo that remote controls Crash Test Dummy, who impersonates POTUS. The neocon-neoliberal axis is itching for a war – but has no idea how to sell it to an immensely fractured public opinion.

UKUS, which de facto controls the Five Eyes spy scam, excels only in propaganda. So in the end it’s up to the CIA/MI6 intel axis and their vast network of media chihuahuas to accelerate Fear and Loathing ad infinitum.

Russophobic U.S. Think Tankland would very much cherish a Russian “invasion”, out of the blue, and could not give a damn about the inevitable trouncing of Ukraine. The problem is the White House – and the Pentagon – must “intervene”, forcefully; otherwise that will represent a catastrophic loss of “credibility” for the Empire.

So what do these people want? They want to provoke Moscow by all means available to exercise “Russian aggression”, resulting in a lightning fast war that will be a highway to hell for Ukraine, but with zero casualties for NATO and the Pentagon.

Then the Empire of Chaos will blame Russia; unleash a tsunami of fresh sanctions, especially financial; and try to shut off all economic links between Russia and NATOstan.

Reality dictates that none of the above is going to happen.

All exponents of Russian leadership, starting with President Putin, have already made it clear, over and over again, what happens if the Ukro-dementials start a blitzkrieg over Donbass: Ukraine will be mercilessly smashed – and that applies not only to the ethno-fascist gang in Kiev. Ukraine will cease to exist as a state.

Defense Minister Shoigu, for his part, has staged all manner of not exactly soft persuasion, featuring Tu-22M3 bombers or Tu-160 White Swan bombers.

The inestimable Andrei Martyanov has conclusively explained, over and over again, that “NATO doesn’t have forces not only to ‘counter-act’ anything Russia does but even if it wanted to it still has no means to fight a war with Russia.”

Martyanov notes, “there is nothing in the U.S. arsenal now and in the foreseeable future which can intercept Mach=9-10+, let alone M=20-27, targets. That’s the issue. Same analytical method applies to a situation in 404. The only thing U.S. (NATO) can hope for is to somehow provoke Russia into the invasion of this shithole of a country and then get all SIGINT it can once Russia’s C4ISR gets into full combat mode.”

Translation: anything the Empire of Chaos and its NATO subsidiary try in Donbass, directly or indirectly, the humiliation will make the Afghanistan “withdrawal” look like a House of Gucci dinner party.

No one should expect clueless NATO puppets – starting with secretary-general Stoltenberg – to understand the military stakes. After all, these are the same puppets who have been building up a situation which might ultimately leave Moscow with a single, stark choice: be ready to fight a full scale hot war in Europe – which could become nuclear in a flash. And ready they are.

It’s all about Minsk

In a parallel reality, “meddling in 404” – a delightful Martyanov reference to a hellhole that is little more than a computer error – is a totally different story. That perfectly fits American juvenilia ethos.

At least some of the adults in selected rooms are talking. The CIA’s Burns went to Moscow to try to extract some assurance that in the event NATO Special Forces were caught in the cauldrons – Debaltsevo 2015-style – that the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, with Russian help, will concoct, they would be allowed to escape.

His interlocutor, Patrushev, told Burns – diplomatically – to get lost.

Chief of the General Staff, Gen Valery Gerasimov, had a phone call with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen Mark Milley, ostensibly to ensure, in Pentagonese, “risk-reduction and operational de-confliction”. No substantial details were leaked.

It remains to be seen how this “de-confliction” will happen in practice when Defense Minister Shoigu revealed U.S. nuclear-capable bombers have been practicing, in their sorties across Eastern Europe, “their ability to use nuclear weapons against Russia”. Shoigu discussed that in detail with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe: after all the Americans will certainly pull the same stunt against China.

The root cause of all this drama is stark: Kiev simply refuses to respect the February 2015 Minsk Agreement.

In a nutshell, the deal stipulated that Kiev should grant autonomy to Donbass via a constitutional amendment, referred to as “special status”; issue a general amnesty; and start a dialogue with the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.

Over the years, Kiev fulfilled exactly zero commitments – while the proverbial NATOstan media machine incessantly pounded global opinion with fake news, spinning that Russia was violating Minsk. Russia is not even mentioned in the agreement.

Moscow in fact always respected the Minsk Agreement – which translates as regarding Donbass as an integral, autonomous part of Ukraine. Moscow has zero interest in promoting regime change in Kiev.

This charade has come to a point that – diplomatically – is quite unprecedented: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lost his Taoist patience.

Lavrov was forced, under the circumstances, to publish 28 pages of correspondence between Moscow on one hand, and Berlin and Paris on the other, evolving around the preparation of a high-level meeting on Ukraine.

Moscow was in fact calling for one of the central points of the agreement to be implemented: a direct dialogue between Kiev and Donbass. Berlin and Paris said this was unacceptable. So yes: both, for all practical purposes, destroyed the Minsk Agreement. Public opinion across NATOstan has no idea whatsoever this actually happened.


Lavrov did not mince his words: “I am sure that you understand the necessity of this unconventional step, because it is a matter of conveying to the world community the truth about who is fulfilling, and how, the obligations under international law that have been agreed at the highest level.”

So it’s no wonder that the leadership in Moscow concluded it’s an absolute waste of time to talk to Berlin and Paris about Ukraine: they lied, cheated – and then blamed Russia. This “decision” at the EU level faithfully mirrors NATO’s campaign of stoking the flames of imminent “Russian aggression” against Ukraine.

Armchair warriors, unite!

Across NATOstan, the trademark stupidity of U.S. Think Tankland rules unabated, congregating countless acolytes spewing out the talking points of choice: “relentless Russian subversion”, “thug” Putin “intimidation” of Ukraine, Russians as “predators”, and everything now coupled with “power-hungry China’s war on Western values.”

Some Brit hack, in a twisted way, actually managed to sum up the overall impotence – and insignificance – by painting Europe as a victim, “a beleaguered democratic island in an anarchic world, which a rising tide of authoritarianism, impunity and international rule-breaking threatens to inundate”.

The answer by NATOstan Defense Ministers is to come up with a Strategic Compass – essentially an anti-Russia-China scam – complete with “rapid deployment forces”. Led by who, General Macron?

As it stands, poor NATOstan is uncontrollably sobbing, accusing those Russian hooligans – scary monsters, to quote David Bowie – of staging an anti-satellite missile test and thus “scorning European safety concerns”.

Something must have got lost in translation. So here’s what happened: Russia conclusively demonstrated it’s capable of obliterating each and every one of NATO’s satellites and blind “all their missiles, planes and ships, not to mention ground forces” in case they decide to materialize their warmongering ideas.

Obviously those deaf, dumb and blind NATOstan armchair warrior clowns – fresh from their Afghan “performance” – won’t get the message. But NATOstan anyway was never accused of being partial to reality.

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
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  1. The evil russia-china-iran axis will fall and fail in their wicked plans. Allah will be the main decider of who will have power in the end. Allah is on the side of neocons and the usa and we sunnis will ultimately be on top and the shias will lose their war against true islam. Russia and iran’s plans are no match against allah.

  2. Trump wanted out of the shitshow that NATO became post USSR.

    His reward? A hostile deep state and willingly subservient press that killed his re-election. While Trump’s “racism” was made the center issue along with COVID for the 2020 election, Trump’s failure to blindly support NATO was the reason the deep state was so quick to undercut Trump.

    As more time goes by and we look at Trump’s time in office, we realize that the the man never had a chance.

    • Agree: CSFurious
  3. SafeNow says:

    “lost in translation”

    Blinken’s translator at Anchorage made 7 errors. And that’s the translator for the Secretary of State – – presumably the best English-Mandarin simultaneous interpreter in the U.S. government. I realize that when the essay said “lost in translation” the term was not used quite that literally. But at any level of usage, careful usage of words is a big deal.

    The Blinken translation mistakes:

  4. @American Citizen

    Trump was a massive failure. He is a neocon who sucked jew ass. He put sanctions against Iran and Lebanon, he killed Soleimani, he instigated a coup against Maduro, he bombed Syria, he never got rid of Pompeo, he is anti-China, and now he wants to re-invade Afghanistan. He gave whites a middle finger by pandering to non-whites constantly and kissed the ring of his jew masters. You MAGAtards just don’t get it.

  5. @MAGA shill

    I agree he failed. I didn’t hear anything 13 months ago about immigration, border security or restoring American industry (the 2016 issues he got elected on). What I did hear about was Hunter’s laptop. Trump ran a poor re-election campaign and he did not get good internal advice on just about anything.

    Trump was supposed to be the modern Herbert Hoover, the guy who crashed the economy. It didn’t happen fast enough, so now Biden is going to get that dubious honor unless COVID gets him first.

  6. SafeNow says:

    My personal meter that I call “probability of a war between the US and either Russia or China during the next three years” currently points to 25%. This includes both confrontations that remain tactical, and, confrontations that escalate to go strategic. I have posted this before and suggested that other people who are willing to be quantitative, rather than using adjectives, might respond with a number. I have had only one quantitative response. So I am trying again. I am not the smartest one in the room when it comes to foreign relations (or much else) and I would sincerely value the opinion of others.(Pepe?)

    • Replies: @Anon62
    , @Data
    , @RM
  7. BorisMay says:

    To quote General Montgomery on his report to Parliament after the conclusion of WW2, ‘rule number one…you never go to war with Russia.’

    Considering Russia has recently imposed draconian conditions on it population regarding Covid, much worse than anything in the west bar Australia. Austria and Germany, it is clear it is playing the same game as Biden, Johnson, Macron etc.

    This whole scenario is to take the heat off the west regarding its inept attempt to impose the clearly insane Build Back Better cum Green agenda scam which is unraveling faster than a granny knot in a force 9 gale.

    Absolutely no one in Ukraine (see UK Column News for confirmation of this) is concerned about this, and absolutely no one in Russia is either.

    This is all CIA hype courtesy of CIA agent Pepe Escobar. I do not understand why Unz publishes this drivel without first checking the accuracy of this CIA obfuscation. Only a very small amount of research would show just how utterly unreliable everything Escobar writes is.

    Escobar is the ultimate armchair warrior fraud. No one attacks Russia ever, and no one but a congenital idiot would even dream of doing it in winter. This is pure CIA bollocks. Shame on you Escobar.

    • Disagree: Ukraine Tiger
  8. @American Citizen

    I agree he failed.

    I have posted this dozens of times, but you’re apparently new to the website and it’s always worth a read – in particular, note the date.

    In 2008, Obama was touted as a political outsider who will hose away all of the rot and bloody criminality of the Bush years. He turned out to be a deft move by our ruling class. Though fools still refuse to see it, Obama is a perfect servant of our military banking complex. Now, Trump is being trumpeted as another political outsider.
    A Trump presidency will temporarily appease restless, lower class whites, while serving as a magnet for liberal anger. This will buy our ruling class time as they continue to wage war abroad while impoverishing Americans back home. Like Obama, Trump won’t fulfill any of his election promises, and this, too, will be blamed on bipartisan politics.

    Linh Dinh, “Orlando Shooting Means Trump for President,” June 12, 2016, @ The Unz Review.

    Failed? No, he succeeded.

  9. Chris Moore says: • Website

    What a mess. Sections of the U.S. Deep State are in open revolt against the combo that remote controls Crash Test Dummy, who impersonates POTUS. The neocon-neoliberal axis is itching for a war – but has no idea how to sell it to an immensely fractured public opinion.

    Wouldn’t that be the ((necon-neolib)) axis who are masquerading as God, but are in fact the Synagogue of Satan?

    By their fruits ye shall know them. These people are pure poison.

  10. tyrone says:

    The state dept. has a long and ignominious history of that kind of thing …….better to laugh than cry.

  11. Anonymous[172] • Disclaimer says:

    This isn’t about attacking Russia. The Americans are trying to gauge Russia’s response before potentially ordering the Ukrainian junta to retake Donbass. That’s why they’re launching all these trial balloons in the media, these “what ifs”. If Russia is perceived as weak, they’ll order an assault on Donbass. Otherwise, they’ll keep waiting for a opportunity.

    Ukraine’s “leadership” is already unpopular and will lose more and more legitimacy as time goes on if they don’t retake at least Donbass (Crimea seems like a very long shot now). So there’s pressure on them if they fail to deliver, because this nationalist, anti-Russia, jingoistic flag-waving fervor is the one thing they have going for them. I mean the economy is still a mess, and laws against homophobia and antisemitism aren’t really popular with the masses.

    • Agree: Aedib
    • Replies: @Data
  12. Realist says:
    @Greta Handel

    Agreed, as early as mid-April 2017 I stated on this blog that Trump was a minion of the Deep State and a one-termer.

    Get Ivanka Out of the White House
    Ilana Mercer • April 13, 2017 • 55 Comments • Reply
    “Donald Trump must get those kids out of the White House,” a blunt South African observer of our politics barked at me, weeks back. “You’re looking more and more like us.” She was alluding to the nepotism on display in the Trump White House. Since the president started strafing Syria, it has become evident that…
    Realist says:
    April 15, 2017 at 9:51 am GMT
    The Deep State has neutered Trump in less than 100 days.The Bruce Jenner of national leaders.
    He will now be known as The Caitlyn.

    Realist says:
    April 7, 2017 at 6:19 am GMT
    Trump is a fucking idiot. He is part of the deep state warmongering hegemonic assholes. I should have never voted for him. He is a one termer for sure.

    Eerie Prescience of Donald Trump
    Israel Shamir • April 3, 2017 • 152 Comments • Reply
    If President Trump would say “The sun rises in the east and sets in the west”, undoubtedly the New York Times will sarcastically laugh and claim that the ignorant redneck who became the president thanks to Putin the Killer’s interference, is not aware of not-so-recent advances in astronomy that make his sentence truly absurd. There…
    Realist says:
    April 3, 2017 at 9:26 am GMT • 100 Words
    Trump is either stupid or corrupt, I suspect the former. He picked Mike Pence for VP….a go along to get along pussy if there ever was one.. He has shit on his most ardent supporters the freedom caucus. He chose Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, Reince is a very close friend of Paul Ryan who hates Trump and is a part of the power elite. Trump should have long ago cleaned house in the establishment. He has hired his enemies and allowed other enemies to remain in the administration. He will have an impossible four years and out.

  13. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    The US financed a coup in Ukraine and these too-smart-for-words fools thought that Russia would just roll over and play dead. The Russians would never allow Crimea to become a NATO front line and so expedited its liberation from that now dysfunctional dictatorship. The population is Russian and were handed over in ’54 in a rash move. The Ukrainian regime was inherently hostile to them anyway so goodbye to them, nice to have known you. The US will have its Ukrainian flunkies trifle with Russia. If things go downhill the leaders will abscond to the West, leaving the mass of Ukrainians holding the bag. The US cares nothing about Ukrainians, they’re just a tool aimed against Russia. Should anything happen the US’ NATO “allies” will find themselves pushed in over their heads very quickly.

    • Agree: Emerging Majority, Decoy
  14. Daemon says:
    @muslim brother from the hood

    Is this rant a manifestation of Stockholm syndrome talking or just the result of inbreeding?

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
    • LOL: TKK
    • Replies: @Parbes
  15. Anon62 says:

    My personal meter that I call “probability of a war between the US and either Russia or China during the next three years” currently points to 25%.

    I suggest the actual likelihood of a major conflict is 50%, or higher, within the next 3 to 5 years.

    There is a school of International Relations (IR) known as the “realist school.” This basically says “If you try and do something really stupid in the international arena, you are likely to come away with a bloody nose. Be thankful that is all the hurt you sustain.”

    To describe current events we need a new IR school “the surrealist school.”

    This is a Dali conundrum composed of juveniles incapable of obtaining a frontal lobotomy as there is nothing there on which to operate. Their concept of reality is solipsistic. It derives not from any attempt to understand and interpret “reality” but from shared opinion reinforced by others within their privileged claque (a French term describing a circle jerk). The fundamental premise is “we can make up our own reality and all others will be forced to acknowledge and acquiesce to it.”

    The first punch in the nose they receive will confirm their false beliefs and cause them to ramp up an even more hostile response. The ultimate outcome will be similar to the launch of WWII. There are other writings on this site which adequately describe the history of that event. We are unlikely to ever read a history of WWIII.

    • Thanks: SafeNow
    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  16. Notsofast says:

    anyone know if they used an s-500 to take down the satellite? if so that’s a pretty impressive piece of hardware, i’m sure the chinese will be interested.

  17. Z-man says:

    You fall to mention who is to blame for this Russia hate, the NEOCON/Bolshevik Cabal.
    Speaking of NATOstan that ‘Deer in the headlights’ dweeb Stoltenberg should be removed, ‘with extreme prejudice’. (Evil grin)

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  18. Data says:

    Why go to war when you can: release a virus or use proxy forces or use cyber warfare…

  19. I can’t see any point of speculating about the Nuclear scenarios, for if most of those happen, I’m unlikely to live through them.

    The Russians have so many options that it’s difficult to see how the EU comes out of this without being severely stressed. I think Russia has had enough time to plan a reaction which minimizes its pain and maximizes that of any attackers.

    Given his warmongering history, Biden is crazy enough to be the one provoking this and the potential disasters with Taiwan and Iran, but I’m not at all sure he’s capable of understanding the risks involved.

    • Replies: @Emerging Majority
  20. Data says:

    Ukrainians are in defensive positions and need permission to return fire. In a recent episode, after constant shelling from the Donbas side, they received permission to knock out an artillery piece with a drone made in Turkey. The Ukrainians have made great strides upgrading their military but they’re not stupid. They won’t launch any advance into Donbas.

  21. Herr K says:

    That whole “war is coming” noise could be just a distraction. It’s going on for a while now.

    In reality, Russia (and China and Iran) are fully on board the biosecurity ship. And the war-noise for some definitely just has the purpose of distracting from the real issues, and of creating the fake image of antagonism between countries (while the real antagonism is between the tiny worldwide ruling class and the rest of the world).

    Of course there are the various factions:

    – WWIII is definitely needed (for the rulers), and the world-rulers likely have decided that this time this is only a war between the rulers and the rest, carried out via covid, clima, and so on. A lot of destruction, but no inconvinience for the rulers.
    – Still, there might be space for some little wars. There is also the possibilities that the anglo-zionists want to run the scheme of WWII again, with the destruction only in “Eurasia”. The german fools definitely make good cannon fodder these days.

  22. Ross23 says:

    Maybe it’s not really the launcher but the missile. S500 uses different missiles for different targets , I believe one being the one that took out the satellite.

  23. @muslim brother from the hood

    How is the weather in Jerusalem? Can you notice from your yeshiva basement?

    • LOL: Joe Levantine
  24. @Z-man

    Why do anything to that fatuous bladder of pompous insignificance? His loathsome existence is humiliating punishment enough.

    • Agree: Ukraine Tiger
    • Replies: @Z-man
  25. GMC says:

    There won’t be much of a War – the Globalists, Who and Central Banks are already in negotiations with Russian Fed. for a partnership and this is very visible. The Bank of Russia is already working/looking at a digital currency, while the Russian Oblast areas are pushing the Q R codes by using the WHOs Covid scam. The Sputnik M for teenagers is ready to be implemented and it was tested since the summer – only. There is some pushback on the “code” but most Russians have no idea that the Covid is Not the only agenda behind the QR code . Maybe if an alternate media source showed a photo of a Q R Code with a Swastika in the middle of it – they would catch on but Moscow would stop that in a minute.
    So it looks like the list of those trying to run the World, are not even synchronizing their evil agendas with one another and the NWO policies are another Monkey F. War here, Covid there, Famine over yonder, but they do have one agenda that is working and its the take down of Human rights – all over the world. Including Russia.

    • Replies: @Mary Marianne
  26. El Dato says:

    Why are there articles about the fine points of US-China diplomacy in VICE?

    Mistranslations by the American interpreter could have made the U.S. officials sound more aggressive than they were.

    I don’t know how anything from the US can sound “more aggressive than it is”. Yeah, that clown paint and those and artfully de-emphasized Stars of David make you look really less aggressive, USA. One practically can’t see the 1-trillion dollar “nuclear reneval” behind it.

    Is it a submitted article meant to say to China “we didn’t really mean it”?

    Regarding the rules-based international order, Blinken said, “That system is not an abstraction. It helps countries resolve differences peacefully, coordinate multilateral efforts effectively, and participate in global commerce with the assurance that everyone is following the same rules.”

    As Jules from Pulp Fiction would say: “Motherfucker!”.

  27. El Dato says:

    No, they used a dedicated system called “A235 PL-19 Nudol”, a surface-launched system

    Though why they decided to pollute low Earth orbit with no particular reason is mystifying – this will pose problems to everyone for the next centuries. They could have lifted a dedicated target first, and put it on an atmosphere-intersecting orbit at least. Some utter asshole with rows of gongs on the breastplate must have started yelling at the engineers.

  28. Can anyone tell me why Pepe Escobar should be trusted to tell the truth or even know relevant facts about Ukraine? He appears yo be a Russian shill.

    He says

    the Five Eyes spy scam,

    In that he comes across as a blowhard engages in pub talk. What the he’ll can he sensibly mean?

    In the course of his rant he says also

    and that applies not only to the ethno-fascist gang in Kiev. Ukraine will cease to exist as a state.

    gang” what’s/who’s that?

    I know people living and running a business in Ukraine whose father is an Australian professor and that’s not what I hear.

    • Disagree: Ukraine Tiger
  29. @muslim brother from the hood

    I just spoke to Allah. He didn’t come flat out and call the US “The Great Satan”, but he did make it very clear that He is on Iran’s side against the US.

    • LOL: Fred777
    • Replies: @Fred777
  30. Anon[523] • Disclaimer says:

    Washington‘s grand strategy in Europe since 1991 is to destabilize and divide Europe. Washington is perfectly happy to let parts of Europe become a war torn wasteland.

    • Replies: @Mary Marianne
  31. @muslim brother from the hood

    You should fly a fag flag on your mudhut.

  32. @MAGA shill

    It is difficult for amerimutt “right wingers” to admit they sacrificed everything for a self proclaimed anti gun, nigger loving kike lover who also sold his children to be the yids’ breeders.

    He got the first dip on his plastic daughter though, so that was a (((win))), I guess? At least for (((american Christinanity))).

    • Replies: @El Dato
  33. I think there’s an upwards of 80% chance of the current smoldering pile of char
    Getting kicked up into a full blown bonfire
    The question to me is only how far does it go?
    Is pepe an CIA asset? I thought this read better than the rfk which really didn’t convey…


    I think theze crazy stinkin naturds…
    I mean Natoturds. There i said it
    My word for the day. Naturd, meaning Nato turd. Why does Nato turd even exist? Why does the WorldHarmOrga exist?
    Why is Russia vaxxporting same as all nations in the grand cabal of Crapitalism?

    Even when they ain’t Crapitalistic they gots to pretends to be. Why o tell me what do fools wage war?

    Wrong questions war is already being waged
    All war all the time

    War on drugs crime virus terror hate

    What can’t we all just get along?

    We don’t need no Vaxxination….

    Is it true the double vaxxed got 1 in 4 chance of heart condition within 5 years?

    Who needs wars we got vaxxines

    But there’s war to hasten the char into a bonfire if the virus fire fails ……

    Evil leads the day….

    So smile smile smile

  34. Anon[359] • Disclaimer says:

    Andrei Martyanov wrote on the 16th November, “The main reason for hysteria is the fact that it was A-235 Nudol which destroyed an old recon Tselina-D satellite (a symbolic message for professionals) which was at the 645+ kilometers high orbit and judging by Shoigu’s obvious satisfaction (in Russian) with this, we may assume that Nudol is ready to go big time, including its mobile versions.”

    • Replies: @El Dato
  35. El Dato says:

    The US is like a lady trying to entrap a suitor into an elaborate rape hoax.

    “Please attack me, Russia!”

    Russia will hit back after US bars families of diplomats – Moscow

    In an interview with RIA Novosti on Monday, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that the refusal to allow diplomats’ spouses and children to remain is a step that has effectively forced Moscow’s representatives out of the country. “We will respond to this,” he said, “and we warned the Americans, that in order to prevent further reduction in our staff we can’t not respond.”

    Earlier in the day, the Russian Ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, announced that Washington had refused visa accreditation to the families of 27 Russian diplomats, and that they would need to leave the country by January 30. Moscow’s also said that an additional 28 would be leaving by June 30, bringing the total to 55 diplomats heading home by mid-2022.

    The row over the number of diplomats stationed across the two countries has raged on for a number of years. Last month, US President Joe Biden said that the American staff in Russia had shrunk to 120 from 1,200 in early 2017, and that it was difficult to continue with anything but a “caretaker presence.” Washington has also ordered the closure of its consulates across the world’s largest country.

    Earlier this year, the US embassy in Moscow stopped processing non-diplomatic visas and designated Russian citizens as “homeless nationals” who can apply for visas in third-party countries.

    • Agree: Agent76
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  36. padre says:
    @muslim brother from the hood

    This rumble of yours is against our god’s plan! And now, what will you do? And you can also stuff your Shia plans, for it is not enough that you say Allah is on your side, because Sunnis can rightfully say the same, because Allah is not your exclusive property!

  37. @GMC

    LoL, you’re making it sound like QR-codes, digital currencies, vaccines, etc. are some kind of evil gods with magical properties. 🤣

    In reality, the QR-codes, digital currencies and vaccines are only tools — not very dissimilar to a hammer. How a hammer is used depends entirely on its wielder. You get an engineer to use a hammer and he will create you a house to live in, but put it in the hands of an axe crazy murderer and you will get a blood bath instead.

    We don’t see this kind of hysteria around QR-codes and vaccination in, say, China, because the Chinese know that, no matter how annoyingly overreaching their government can be at times, it is ultimately still on their side (i.e. the Chinese government is loyal only to China itself). It’s different here in the west, where we have ample evidence that our governments are oftentimes not on the side of the country whom they represent. Instead, we find our governments on the side of Big Capital, and we all know that Big Capital is not loyal to any country or nation. Perhaps that is what is driving western hysteria regarding the use of modern tools in modern society.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
    , @Chris Moore
    , @GMC
  38. @Anon

    Indeed. Europe would be better served, if we divorced ourselves as much as possible from the sinking Titanic that is the current American empire while we still can… although, unfortunately, I don’t think our politicians have that much foresight.

    • Agree: Fred777
  39. @BorisMay

    Considering Russia has recently imposed draconian conditions on it population regarding Covid, much worse than anything in the west bar Australia. Austria and Germany, it is clear it is playing the same game as Biden, Johnson, Macron etc.

    Yes, Putin recent volte-face considering the Covid scam forces me to reevaluate the man.

    • Disagree: El Dato
  40. NATOstan has evolved a multi layered war making strategy that it has hitherto imagined be the template that will always prevail.

    Stage 1: Concoct a colour revolution in a target country (the Evil Tyrannical Regime, or ETR), using first bought and paid for “human rights organisations” and other “NGOs”, and then, as the colour revolution begins in earnest, open encouragement by the local Amerikastani embassy.

    2. If the colour revolution doesn’t work – and most countries have effectively colour revolution proofed themselves these days, so they almost always fail now – the next stage is to impose sanctions while creating a group of “freedom loving pro Western democratic rebels” (FLOWERS in short) and arm and train them.

    3. Normally speaking these FLOWERS don’t stand a liver fluke’s chance in a sandstorm against any reasonably competent military – even the shambolic Libyan army was well on the way to eliminating Obama’s al Qaeda FLOWERS – but their winning is not anticipated or even wanted. What’s wanted is that as the target country’s military smashes the FLOWERS, NATOstani media immediately begins a coordinated chorus of propaganda claiming the ETR is murdering poor democracy loving freedom fighters and that an immediate invasion is necessary to protect them from being eliminated.

    4. The invasion is always preceded by a massive aerial bombing campaign. It is expected that the ETR’s forces will then be left with only two options:

    (a) If they mass together to fight the FLOWERS they can be destroyed from the air.

    (b) If they disperse to protect themselves from the air bombardment the FLOWERS – whose own massed formations are protected by NATOstani air forces – can hunt them down and destroy them one by one.

    5. If (4) above fails, as in Syria, an invasion needs to be launched. The problem is that such an invasion is likely to result in a very messy and expensive long term occupation, so the recent fashion is to occupy unpopulated and economically lootable areas only, like East Syria.

    6. If all else fails, insert a terrorist group – whether FLOWERS remnants or some other gang entirely – to make life as difficult as possible for the ETR. We are seeing that in Afghanistan, where ISIS – almost destroyed by the Taliban by 2018 – staged a “miraculous” revival as soon as the Amerikastani defeat became inevitable.

    You will note that for all this to succeed, three things are necessary:

    1. A target country that’s unable to defend itself adequately against NATOstani air attack.

    2. Total propaganda narrative control by NATOstan, especially in “neutral” countries.

    3. Absolute complete control of battlefield information by NATOstan, so it knows where to bomb, where to drop its tame terrorists, and so on.

    Now in the case of Russia, China, North Korea, and lately even Iran, NATOstan suddenly and to its shock discovered none of these requirements hold.

    Russia and China are far too strong militarily and in their neighbourhoods have total escalation dominance, that is, they can outmatch any forces NATOstan tries to pit against them, no matter how many. They have effectively reduced the force of NATOganda (even Modi regime India’s paid army of online trolls will daily invent lies against China but will never attack Russia and almost never Iran). They also have the ability to eliminate and/or blind the electronic networks NATOstan depends entirely on for fighting its wars.

    Iran has created a massive ability to asymmetrically take on and defeat NATOstani attack, and NATO is uncomfortably aware of this. Did you see the event video of Iranian speedboats and helicopters swarming and chasing off Amerikastani destroyers trying to steal Iranian oil?

    North Korea has nuclear weapons, and whatever else that might mean on the Korean peninsula, that means Amerikastan dares not invade the country, while the Kims have ensured that there is no space for a colour revolution or FLOWERS to spring up in Pyongyang.

    Therefore NATOstan is hysterical. It is faced with a situation it has no idea how to manage or even to prepare for. All it can do is hope that its targets are stupid enough to sabotage themselves.

    Which – spoiler alert! – they will not be.

    • Agree: Emerging Majority
  41. onebornfree says: • Website

    Summary: yet another Unz article that can be boiled down to (simply),a complaint about government, and what it does.

    And so, as a solution, I humbly suggest:

    “mo’ gubmint, mo’ gubmint, MO’GUBMINT!”

    ……a “solution” I’m sure most here will agree with, article author included. 😂

    “Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure” Robert LeFevere

    “Everything government touches turns to crap” Ringo Starr

    “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic” H.L.Mencken

    “Regards” onebornfree

    • Agree: Agent76
  42. “Shoigu discussed that in detail with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe: after all the Americans will certainly pull the same stunt against China.”

    Why would Shoigu discuss anything with any chinaman be it Fu Manchu or Wei Fungus?

    Russia is going to get the Ukraine as a reward for destroying the Chinese monster, er, dragon.

    • LOL: El Dato
    • Troll: showmethereal
  43. @SafeNow

    A translator at diplomatic level making mistakes? I doubt that. Obviously he was instructed to interpret with a particular bent.

    • Agree: Decoy
  44. ariadna says:
    @muslim brother from the hood

    As a satire it is an honest effort that shows promise.
    Tip: do not use terms like “neocon” if you want to pretend you are their advocate. It is a pejorative term for them. Also, lighten up on “Allah”‘s political affiliations. Muslims don’t talk like that.
    I do not mean to discourage you from becoming a satirist. I am only offering constructive criticism.

    • Replies: @haha
  45. @American Citizen

    “Trump ran a poor re-election campaign”

    At least he ran one. Where was Biden? He didn’t need to run a campaign as the result was already fixed.

    • Agree: Fred777
  46. @Data

    Clearly you have only just picked up on the fact that there is a problem in east Ukraine. How the hell do you suggest that the Ukrainians are in defensive positions. The Ukrainians are moving columns of military shit east on a regular basis, I see it with my own eyes. It is not the DPR/LPR that are moving west. Then you suggest that the Ukrainians are not stupid while they sit in their “defensive” positions taking drunken potshots at civilians.

  47. Parbes says:

    He is probably either a CIA/NSA flunky writing from a CIA trolls’ cubicle; or a a CIA-associate Islamist thug trying to rile up hostility against Russia, China etc.

  48. @Anon62

    I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
    Albert Einstein

    • Thanks: SafeNow
    • Replies: @Fred777
  49. @Mary Marianne

    The intelligent on this site KNOW that the “leaders” are insane and hence can suspect that the one with the hammer is the axe crazy murderer. All evidence points in that direction which means that QR code, passports, CBDC, etc are all intended to further enslave the common man.

    • Replies: @Mary Marianne
  50. IronForge says:

    MIC Dollars at Work as Life Support for Kiev

    Kiev are Fail-Stating and desperate about the Donbass – as the Eastern Region host the Industrial + Natural Resources. Also, UKR Pipeline Infrastructure is old and decrepit, so without renovations, the Pipelines are due to Fail. UKR probably can’t afford to fix the Pipelines themselves

    RUS won’t pay for renovations over Foreign Soil – they’re better off expanding the Nord/TRK/BluStreams, since DEU/DNK/SWE/NLD/FRA/CHE/AUT are the only ones with Economies that can Afford to buy NatGas with the Px increased by Asian Demand.

    UKR+POL just Buttocked Up their NatGas Transit Schemes – they’ll only get what they’ll pay for in advance – no more Siphoning Off the Transit NatGas. Any attempt to take the Donbass by Force will fail and cause the NatGas to cease flowing immediately.

    So, NatGas may not Transit through UKR beyond the Contract Term of 2024.

    Escobar gets around Conflict Zones; but his writings are too Low Browed and Childish.

  51. Data says:

    The majority of citizens in every country of the world are hard working, law abiding people. But every country also has more than its share of corruption and corrupt psychopaths. To say that one country is more superior than another is total BS. It’s the powerful and/or corrupt vs the common man, on every level from the local to the international.

    • Replies: @EugeneGur
    , @Ukraine Tiger
  52. @American Citizen

    Trump wanted out of the shitshow that NATO became post USSR.

    Nonsense; Trump is con man who calculatingly betrayed his supporters and his election mandate. Trump supports NATO as much as any other deep state scumbag.

    His reward? A hostile deep state and willingly subservient press that killed his re-election.

    Nonsese; Trump defeated himself. Sleazy joe bidiot was a “gift” from Trump; only a traitorous fool like Trump could’ve reanimated the political corpse of sleazy joe bidiot.

    As more time goes by and we look at Trump’s time in office, we realize that the the man never had a chance.

    LOL! So why did he want to be reelected so badly if he “never had a chance”?

    On the contrary con man Trump had plenty of opportunities to do the right things but he didn’t. He had a chance to withdraw from Afghanistan but he refused. He had a chance to withdraw from Syria or at least not escalate there but he refused. He had a chance to improve relations with Russia and China but he refused. He had a chance to demand an investigation into 9/11 but he refused. He had a chance to not exit the INF treaty but he refused. He had a chance to not repudiate the JCPOA agreement with Iran but he refused. He had a chance to not start a self-destructive trade war with China but he refused. He had a chance not to be a shameless anti-American jew puppet but he refused.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Emerging Majority
  53. Che Guava says:
    @MAGA shill

    I, not, thought that Trump stunk. Liked what he promised, and understand that he was blocked on many points by dirty tricks, but was at core, a bufoon.

    Not what he said, but did.

    One of the earlier bad signs was installing Javanka as high advisors.

    I gather that it was against your constitution, but talk on that was M.I.A.

    At least, it facilitated dear Jared unloading his Damien Omen style building at 666 Fifth Ave., white elephant, to some suckers.

  54. @Wizard of Oz

    Pepe is too biased to really believe anymore and yes, he comes off as naive. Back in 2008 on Asian Times Online, he would write as of the West was already checkmated by Putin and China via BRICS, then Lulu was taken down and South Africa started to go to the dogs. Oops!!!! After awhile he dropped BRICS from his writings altogether, and just focused on Russia and China. Putin’s handling of Covid-19 is rather telling in that it seems he is in league with the Davos crowd. The Saker does not talk about this at all and if you try to call him out on it he simply doesn’t publish your comment via his website. Both writers have lost all credibility with me.

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @CelestiaQuesta
  55. anon[144] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harold Smith

    Trump supporting cuckservatives are such low IQ golem they deserve culling, too stupid to exist. Im sure they’re happy that Trump uplifted kikes and niggers instead….

  56. Z-man says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    I hate to admit it but you’re right in this instance, Maluga.

  57. The ZUS and ZNATO destroyed Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and presently is involved in destroying Syria and that is not good enough for the zionists, they want to provoke a war with Russia using the ZUkraine as bait, if this war is started Russia will kick ass and might go to the English Channel, if they feel the need, and the ZUS and ZNATO will not do jackshit!

    If the ZUS and ZNATO are told by their zionist overlords to go nuclear as they believe they can sit out the war in their DUMB’s . ie deep underground military bunkers, which they have through out the ZUS and ZEU and Israel, then they will have brought on a hell on earth, and although the zionists are warmongers, this would be a bridge too far, even for them.

  58. Ukraine elected as its president a jewish comedian and actor, who also worked as a TV producer. Sort of their own Jerry Seinfeld. How can I take such a country seriously, or care about them?
    On the other hand, I understand the Ukrainian historical hatred of Russia due to the orchestrated starvation of millions of their people by the Soviets in the 30s.

    Today, neither place is anything to write home about, but they are infinitely more based than the USA. I wish they, Poland, and other eastern Euro/Balkan countries, all the way down to Greece, could form a conservative, nationalistic, anti-western bloc. Old George Soros would blow a gasket.

  59. @Greta Handel

    Thanks for the 2016 Dinh quote, which I missed at the time. Dinh is a sage.

    Trump’s 2016 win was a middle finger to the Establishment War Machine and valuable in the same way that lancing a boil is a step on the path to healing.
    I will always remember that night in November 2016 when NPR mournfully announced the results and both my arms instinctively shot straight up in the air in victory: truly the Apex political thrill of a lifetime, and making two decades of dreary anti-war activism and rallies pale in comparison.The man certainly had his failings as others point out, but from the beginning he had all of DC working against him and basically zero chance of success. And with his clown-like vulgarities, plus all that tacky fold stuff and the golf bid, he was just the man we deserve. USA! USA! USA!

    • Agree: Agent76
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  60. We’ve always been at war with Oceana

    We’ve never been at war with Eurasia

    Oh wait…

    We’ve always been a t war with Eurasia

    We’ve never been at war with Oceana

    But we are always at war with something

  61. @BorisMay

    russia has cited the U\$A took blood samples of russians. putin asked the world to consider why? russians have been aware of the 200+ biowarfare labs on her borders. it’s possible, mother russia knows she has been targeted & needs to safeguard her people. as westerners we this desire on the part of the axis of resistance beggars our belief—we have been carefully programmed to believe our govt is right & fair in trying to eradicate us in favour of the beloved oligarchs.

    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
  62. Canute says:

    If sanity ever returns to DC, Victoria Nuland and Robert Kagan need to be brought to justice for the for the international Zionist operatives that they are.

  63. RM says:

    For what it’s worth, the Doomsday Clock is 100 seconds to midnight.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  64. Agent76 says:

    November 18, 2021 “The U.S. Empire is the Largest Empire The World has Ever Known”

    The Russia-China-Iran Alliance NATO, the U.S. Government, and all other “neoconservatives” (adherents to Cecil Rhodes’s 1877 plan for a global U.S. empire that would be run, behind the scenes, by the UK’s aristocracy) have been treating Russia, China, and Iran, as being their enemies.

    Apr 4, 2019 NATO EXIT: Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

    NATO is a criminal entity, an instrument of the Pentagon. There is no “Alliance”. There is military Occupation.

    • Agree: El Dato
  65. Anonymous[389] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thor Walhovd

    Hell Trump was supposed to win and did one only has to look at the too close to call states (Mich. Wis. Fla. Pa.) any or all, which could have been flipped into the Clinton camp and no one would have known the difference. Trump did as he was elected to do, and that was to take care of the 1% which he did before even warming the seat in the Oval Office with his huge tax cut for them along with the other perks not to mention the trillions dumped into the stock market to protect their wealth, Trump was their man from the get-go, and he duped the people which of course is not very hard to do.

  66. El Dato says:


    The main reason for hysteria is that blowing up an “old recon satellite” like that is akin to dumping liquid nuclear waste on the neighbour’s doorstep. It’s just not done.

    It is not hard to blow up stuff in orbit – one knows where it is, it doesn’t try to evade, it doesn’t even hide. Like shooting a beached dolphin with a shotgun.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  67. I’m not a military tactician, in fact I’ve never served in any armed force or militia. Although I did play with plastic army toys as a kid and won every war I started, I even dirt bombed ant holes and used gopher holes to hide troops, tanks and rock bombs inside, so I know what I’m talking about. Common sense tells me that if a war between a “Woke Military” and a “Awakened Military’ starts, the Woke will be a joke and the primary cause of mass casualties.

    • Agree: CSFurious
    • Replies: @Maddaugh
  68. El Dato says:
    @Robert Bruce

    Putin’s handling of Covid-19 is rather telling in that it seems he is in league with the Davos crowd.

    Russia has its statistics about hospital occupancy, and they are not good (as are those for, say, Germany, where you are currently told you may want to stay home if you have pneumonia)

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  69. Fred777 says:

    Albert missed it. Turns out WW IV was a top down affair fought with syringes.

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  70. EugeneGur says:

    But every country also has more than its share of corruption and corrupt psychopaths.

    That is true. However, the countries differ in the positions these psychopaths occupy. If they are kept in the lunatic asylums or in prisons, this is one thing, but if they populate the corridors of power, you’d agree, this is a totally different situation.

  71. gotmituns says:

    what’s wrong with nato attacking Paraguay? they could wreck the country and then rebuild it. maybe even nuke them. it’d be in order to save them, for their own good.

  72. Maddaugh says:
    @Chinaman's Nightmare

    Why would Shoigu discuss anything with any chinaman be it Fu Manchu or Wei Fungus?

    Putus and Fungus did discuss the situation while they were both taking a dump in the Kremlin. Pee Pee was hiding in the bowl and overheard everything. Unknown to you he is a deep cover mole.

    Dont be surprised if Vlad checks with Jackie Chan and Linh Dinh before invading the Ukraine. Stay tuned Comrade for an update from Agent 700 our man in Moscow who has probably dispatched the latest top secret microfilm via homing pigeon to UR.

    • Replies: @Chinaman's Nightmare
  73. @emersonreturn

    By planting various variants of C19 strains strategically around the world, and by invoking emergency powers to force injection of untested mRNA vaccines from a half dozen or so Big Pharma Titans and directed by a global depopulation reductionists Fucci and Gates, it all makes sense.
    They really do want to kill 90% of us and have it all to themselves.
    I never thought I would agree with the Derb, but he is right, we are doomed.

    • Replies: @emersonreturn
  74. CSFurious says:
    @MAGA shill

    I am not sure it is quite that simple but you make some good points. LOL!

  75. @Robert Bruce

    Imma get real, cuz I got some time, listen up nigga, don’t go disrespecting by homies with yo vitriol and repugnant verbal attacks, the world changes fast, and so do the battlefields.
    Going gangsta on your fellow info soldiers is despicable and shows the hypocrisy you spout.
    Just say’n
    Peace nigga,

    • Replies: @Robert Bruce
  76. Maddaugh says:

    What is you sayin Bruddah ? Dat homos, trannies, pan sexuals, LGBTQKBKS:YVDFJLLL rocking high heels, red panties and Kanye handbags kant whup dem hard core Commies ?

    Nigga, is you crazy ? Dats da Merican dream Nigga. Fool, you betta come on in !

  77. Maddaugh says:
    @Chinaman's Nightmare

    These articles about China this, Russia that and Iran the other put me in a bad mood. If Russia decides to invade Ukraine it will be over and done faster than Joe can tell Jill to pass a fresh Depends.

    I personally could give a damn if Russia invades Ukraine, China takes over Taiwan and Iran invades Timbuktoo and they all get together and fuck each other in a tub of coke. Not one of these places is worth the bones of even a single useless black man from the south side of Chicago.

    If the Chinks want to off each other by the millions they have MAddaugh’s blessing and sincere congratulations.

    If we get into a nuclear war what difference will it make anyway. We will all end up as shadows on any walls left standing. All this he say she say and hearsay is so tiring and redundant…….and boring !

    • Replies: @Chinaman's Nightmare
  78. @Wizard of Oz

    You’re the total, slimy, package, aren’t you Oz. A ‘Five Eyes’ arse-licker-who would have guessed it? ‘I know a Ukronazi, and I agree with him on everything’. Bloody ignorant pig. Oops, I’m sorry-pigs. In fact-you’re not John Howard, are you?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Notsofast
  79. @El Dato

    Excellent! The first thing ANY country MUST do to protect itself is to keep US and other Five Eyes and NATO ‘diplomatic’ infestations as small as possible.And the diplo-thugs must be restricted to the ‘Embassy’ and the capital city, unless on trips elsewhere when accompanied by local officials. US ‘diplomacy’ is everywhere and always a subversive activity, even here in the running-dog colony, Austfailia, where even the slightest deviation from TOTAL subservience to Thanatopolis DC is met by full spectrum interference by the USA and its local Quisling Fifth Columnists, known as ‘protected sources’ of the US Embassy. The local ‘Labor’ Party’s Right is infested with such ‘dual loyalists’.

  80. @RM

    The REAL Doomsday Clock, the one they keep hidden so as not to alarm the proles, is at about 0600, the next day.

  81. @SafeNow

    How could they not hire a good simultaneous English-Mandarin translator with all the people of Chinese descent living in the US, 5.4 million. Perhaps the pool of potential candidates goes down when they add on that in addition to being able to speak Mandarin and English fluently, they must be at least half-black, LGBTQ and hate white people.

    • Agree: Automatic Slim
  82. @Zachary Smith

    Please rest assured that our current acting pretzeldunce is not actually in power but is simply playing the role of acting prez. Decisions are made at a level waaaay about his pay-grade, (or even that of mass murder Antonio Fauxi, for years now the highest paid of all federal employees).

    The assassination by the Deepe\$t \$tate of JFK eliminated our last actual de-facto–as well as de-jure) Chief Executive. He actually had the stones to believe that he was in charge. His cancellations of Operation Northwoods, pet of the Pentagram and of the Bay of Pigs air-support PLUS his canning of Allen Dulles and ultimately his dissing the ruling crime clans by printing the \$2 United States Note, backed by the silver held by the U.S. Treasury; combined to sign his death warrant.

    In the process of behaving like he was actually in charge, Kennedy outraged some powerful enemies, inclusive of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CIA and the crime-clan ownership of the Federal Reserve Bank (see John D. Rockefeller: “competition is a sin”).

    One would hope that inbreeding amongst the financial elites and their partners in High Crimes, the royal and aristocratic Houses in Europe has not reached the point where even the advice of their most trusted minions (acting as the adults in the room) would not be of avail; to the point where they would insist that the governments they own be directed to do something stoopid like taking on Mama Bear and the Dragon, particularly if they happen to have each other’s backs.

  83. @CelestiaQuesta

    i hope not…perhaps the axis of resistance will overcome & the world will begin anew…o/c it hinges upon preventing the drunk in the room (the axis of evil) from destroying the planet bt i believe the minds, souls & hearts of the axis of resistance are braver, wiser, & much smarter & have & are preparing for this biblical battle. sigh. our lives until now have been preparing our souls for this moment be it fatal or a new beginning.

    • Agree: CelestiaQuesta
  84. @Harold Smith

    If you happen to believe that the Trumpeting elephant out of the room was actually in charge of “his” administration and that he was calling the shots for the DOD, the CIA, the DOJ + FBI and ultimately, the DHS and all its subsidiary agencies; then I would be perfectly willing to offer you the deal of the lifetime…You see, I happen to have title to this bridge spanning the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Your perspective on the powers of the “Chief Executive” suggests that you could profit greatly from such a deal. SUCH a deal!

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  85. @American Citizen

    Trump didnt want out of NATO. He just wanted those countries to up their defense budgets. He did seem to truthfully be out of South Korea and Syria though (except for the oil of course).

  86. @Notsofast

    They used a different missile system.. China will probably buy s500 – but not for that reason. China shot down a satellite back in 2007 to demonstrate to the US. There are only 4 countries who have demonstrated it… China – Russia – US and a couple of years ago India (but theirs was a much lower altitude). Both China and Russia have satellites that can attack other satellites too… Read up on it… Serious stuff. Thats why Trump came up with “Space Force”.

  87. @Data

    I get the same feeling. Ukraine stands to lose a lot of they go full agro on the Donbass. The government in Kiev might be sniveling idiots, but they know what they need to do to survive. The war in the Donbass will be a frozen conflict in the seeable future.

  88. @Data

    No. Corruption is in all governments, yes, but the inherent intent of the leaders of all goverments differs substantially. You really are naive. Sound like my brother actually, well intentioned but never the less, clueless.

  89. Chris Moore says: • Website

    Turns out WW IV was a top down affair fought with syringes.

    Now that’s an interesting theory that makes a lot of sense, given that the warmongers and militarists have been outed as stooges for Zionism Inc, Deep State, Banksters, etc. They need a new pretext that isn’t so obviously contrived, as 9/11 turned out to be. (Only the dumbest rubes still profess to believe 9/11 was done by “Islamofascists,” and half of those are method acting, kind of like the Holohoax “believers”).

    It would also explain why Putin countered with his own vaccines, given the circumstances of the first attack and the possibility that more lethal variants are in the works. (This assumes that Zionist operatives haven’t yet infiltrated Putin’s inner court and he’s an authentic Christian and Russian patriot, which may not be the case given his tolerance for Chabad).

  90. @Maddaugh

    “If we get into a nuclear war what difference will it make anyway.”

    I should want to believe it can be avoided but as long as men have made weapons, they have used them and notwithstanding the doomsday clock, holocaust will occur, by design or by accident … dinosaur like fate is inevitable.

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  91. @Emerging Majority

    What an absurd comment. Of course Trump was in charge of “his” administration. Whether the idea to attack Syria with cruise missiles or to try to overthrow the Maduro government in Venezuela or to exit the INF treaty or to assassinate Iranian General Soleimani etc. came directly from Satan into Trump’s head or whether it came from Satan to Trump by way of intermediaries e.g. Kushner or Adelson, is irrelevant.

    • Replies: @Emerging Majority
  92. The article is silly. NATO is too busy appeasing Putin to start anything. Basically, they are cowards in the face of what Russia is doing to Ukraine.

  93. @El Dato

    That is actually not true… Those satellites are orbiting at very fast speeds – in addition to being hundreds of kilometers above the earth. It is very hard to hit them. Only 4 nations have demonstrated the ability to do so. And also – some satellites are made to be able to change course.

  94. @El Dato

    I didn’t understand his reference to the Davos crowd. DID YOU?

  95. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Why are you here? I don’t reside from my speculation that you are a Wof Warrior wannave. But I wonder if you are trying to undermine Ron Unz’s webzine by building up a corpus of mi dress offensive material that AI may help to downgrade UR. I can believe Sean is a team. I doubt if you are more than double headed. And it would not altogether surprise me if you were an Israeli plant.

    • Replies: @Sean
  96. Notsofast says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    thank you for your sincere apology to pigs. they are really quite magnificent beings. in only a couple of generations a domestic pig will revert to it’s natural state. once freed of human constraint, boars become well muscled, bristly, tusked badasses, unlike slimy, 5 eyed trolls.

    • Replies: @Maddaugh
  97. haha says:

    But the funny thing is that even though he laid out the satire very thick, even the usually brighter lights here failed to see that it was a farcical satire. Looks like many brains lock out anything coming from an explicit Muslim.

  98. Only missing are Kissinger and Rockefeller:

    NATO = more money for the global takeover through forced intubation of the IMF World Bank in the UN 193 countries obeying to the Samdemic-Climate change-911 masters of LIES

  99. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Chinaman's Nightmare

    I should want to believe it can be avoided but as long as men have made weapons, they have used them and notwithstanding the doomsday clock, holocaust will occur, by design or by accident … dinosaur like fate is inevitable.

    Especially with widespread “tolerance” for mentally ill megalomaniacs who believe Yahweh/History is on their side and chose them to receive all the riches of the world, and it’s predestined that they will one day preside over all goyim with an iron rod. That haughty, entitled, insane mindset has brought us to this.

  100. @Harold Smith

    What you do not seem to understand is that the CIA takedown of JFK on 11-22-63 was, in part, a warning and an object lesson to all future presidents and those like Senator Paul Wellstone who was positioning himself for a run. Trump may be a braggadocios clown, but it is highly doubtful that he would also be a fool. Though he did call the question on fake news and in some ways “outed” the Deep \$tate, that was as far as he dared or cared to go.

    Don’t presume for a moment that Trump chose Pence, Bolton and the former CIA chief honcho, Pompeo all on his own.

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  101. Sean says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Research conducted by James Laurenceson and Thomas Pantle from the Australia China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney found Beijing’s retaliatory trade sanctions have hammered exporters in markets like wine and barley, and producers in the United States have taken advantage of the export gap.

    Chinese imports of “disrupted goods” — including beef, barley, wine and rock lobster — were down US\$12.6 billion (\$17.68 billion) between January and September, compared with the same period in 2019.

    “US producers are snapping up our markets in China at a rate that outstrips any other country,” Laurenceson said. “I’m not trying to suggest these countries are doing anything devious; they’re doing precisely what we expect them to do. The costs being experienced at the moment aren’t being shared.”

    The true determinant of America’s is its CEOs not thinking more than a year ahead, if they have a longer term aim it is to retire as one of the super rich, and doing business with China is the way to do that.

    All this stuff about Ukraine is not going to come to anything because the American army are under no circumstances going to fight Russian soldiers; there would be too much danger of it going nuclear.

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  102. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Mary Marianne

    We don’t see this kind of hysteria around QR-codes and vaccination in, say, China, because the Chinese know that, no matter how annoyingly overreaching their government can be at times, it is ultimately still on their side (i.e. the Chinese government is loyal only to China itself).

    That all depends on who’s running the Chinese government, doesn’t it? When the Synagogue of Satan (aka Mammon, aka Materialism, aka “Big Capitol”) was running it, it was a bit more than “annoyingly overreaching.” It was murderously overreaching.

    It’s different here in the west, where we have ample evidence that our governments are oftentimes not on the side of the country whom they represent. Instead, we find our governments on the side of Big Capital, and we all know that Big Capital is not loyal to any country or nation. Perhaps that is what is driving western hysteria regarding the use of modern tools in modern society.

    Again, who has control of these modern tools? Here’s a clue.

    Allowing a conspiratorial, ruthless, sociopathic, alien nation/ideology control over a “goyim” one is generally not a good idea. Duh.

    The ((Jews)) say the same thing, only they can’t tolerate a non-kosher nation in control. That’s why they invented the “Holocaust.” It “proves” the danger to the “chosen” of allowing goyim to have any power. That would be anyone not under the thumb of the Synagogue of Satan.

  103. Smith says:

    NATOstan, LOL.
    A good name.

  104. I don’t understand what’s so funny, sorry! This is all very serious and such type of lingo is only demonstrating bad taste.

    And no, NATO is not stupid!

    The root cause of all this drama is… Russia’s refusal to allow the creation of Great Israel, and the refusal of Russia to allow Israel to attack and destroy Iran.

    The clock is ticking and Israel is running out of time, and is finding itself threatened by Russian retaliation, should an attack on Iran occur.

    Afghanistan was not lost to USA and allies, that’s the official narrative which – I don’t know why – many ‘alternative’ analysts are parroting.

    Looking at each theater in isolation from the rest can not paint a coherent picture.

    Of course, the US and West European wannabe empires have their motives too. But those are not the root cause.

    Also, sh*t is brewing in the Balkans. Hard to find on English-language sites, though, hence the silence from analyst know-it-alls.

  105. Maddaugh says:

    I prefer pigs to Chinks. Pigs are lovable but Gooks are abhorrent, despicable and repulsive especially the Cabal always lurking around here on UR. Jumblehead is the worst of the lot. I would posit that other UR readers feel like vomiting whenever they read his bunk.

    The piquant paradox is that while in a couple of generations a pig will revert to its natural state ie a real badass, a Chinkypoo will remain stagnant, a useless nothing, or even become a backslider reverting to a homo girly state.

    Worse yet, and this is especially true of Jumbleweed, Chinks have no national pride and want to be white. I have lost count of the number rocking blond hair and wearing blue contact lenses. Hell, even Mumble hates his country more than anything else and had dumped China for permanent residence in Australia. Whites rule the roost and Chinamen better get with the program in a hurry.

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  106. Maddaugh says:

    The Chinese believe because they invented the chopstick and abacus they are wizards in world trade. Western Nations have been at this game a lot longer. I have always said and still do, the west does not need China.

    Anyone who has worked in production will tell you that where there is demand, businessmen will turn on a dime to supply the need.

    China is under the delusion that the West will crumble if they limit their exports and imports. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    I was in the Mall last weekend and wandered into a shoe store. Stupid footwear made of fabric coated with plastic and glued together selling for \$699.99. and that is after the “discount”………and made in China. What does it cost to make a sneaker in China \$16 ?? I imagine after a few wears the whole thing falls to pieces.

    With the average salary in Third World countries running around \$300 a month, who outside the west can afford that kind of markup ?? Abdul in Indonesia, Singh in Bombay, Pedro in the Phillippines, Troung in Viet Nam ?

    So I say let China diddle with their trade practices thinking they have the upper hand. They depend on these markups to pay their workers diddly. When trade diminishes or dried up there is going to be a whole lot of Chinks on the noodle line. All the US companies in China using the Gooks as slave labour will disappear overnight.

    China needs the west but we sure as hell dont need them !

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    , @Showmethereal
  107. GMC says:
    @Mary Marianne

    Time will tell M & M. But I’ve seen the Russian leadership go from common sense approach to the extreme , concerning the Covid 19 and the ones pushing it are Gates People that have very serious un elected jobs in Moscow. Vaccinations aren’t the problem, but those BioWeapons Labs in Ukraine and Georgia are still working along on Slavic DNA samples. That is more serious than any Nato red lines.

    As far as Q R Kodems – Chinese folks, I would imagine are with great joy, to be out of poverty and misery class, so they would hardly notice anything wrong. But in Russia, the leaders are talking about Q R codes , just to get on a Bus – Gus , which has had peaceful protests from Sochi to the Urals. I understand I’m looking at a big Chess Game, but the Game is not played by the populace. Spasibo

  108. @Emerging Majority

    So according to you, the CIA would’ve JFK’d Trump if he tried to withdraw from Afghanistan, but Biden was allowed to do it for some reason? Please explain why.

    And according to you, the CIA allowed Obama to enter the JCPOA agreement with Iran, but would’ve JFK’d Trump if he didn’t subsequently repudiate it? Please explain why.

    And according to you, the CIA allowed Obama, Bush and Clinton to not move the embassy to Jerusalem, but would’ve JFK’d Trump if he didn’t do it? Please explain why.

    And please explain why the CIA would allow Trump to run for president in the first place if his loyalty to the establishment was uncertain, since he could easily damage the establishment just by saying the wrong things, even by accident. For example, suppose Trump publicly announced that J. Leroy Hulsey et al. have proven that the WTC towers were brought down by controlled demolition and he ordered the attorney general to do a new investigation into 9/11 accordingly. How could he be JFK’d after that; and even if he was it would be too late by then, right?

  109. @RoatanBill

    I do not disagree that some of the current leaders in the west — especially those running in the White House — are axe crazy murderers.

    But stopping the progress of technological advancement has never once in history worked to the benefit of the country that enacts said technological suppression.

    All the more reason therefore to focus on ousting the crazies and replacing them with the competent and patriotic instead. Though, unfortunately, I have no idea which of the eligible candidates here in the west can still be considered both patriotic and competent at the same time.

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  110. Sean says:

    The Chinese believe because they invented the chopstick and abacus they are wizards in world trade. Western Nations have been at this game a lot longer. I have always said and still do, the west does not need China.

    At one time people said there would be political instability in China an that would stop them. Now it is supposed to be economic problems even as China is the world’s largest exporter, so while there is weakening domestic demand, the Chinese have a cushion in their rather startling record trade surplus (15% share of world trade). Whatever happens in the future I strongly suspect that China productive capacity will continue to surprise economists. The big index funds of the West are counting on China, so are US corporations. China was built up by America as a bulwark against Russia. The Soviet Union’s external expansion while internally declining and spending vast sums on the strategical preparatory to war with China Baikal–Amur Mainline was a paradox very far from being analogous to the future prospects of China as Russia is being driven into an alliance with China by superannuated US Deep Staters. China will be able to concentrate on the struggle for wealth, which its economies of scale with huge manufacturing complexes and population’s characteristics are suited for. The only difficulty will come when advances in Artificial intelligence makes robots capable of completely replacing humans as workers in, for example making footwear and clothing. I expect China will put a lot of effort into cutting edge AI, which is not going to be without its dangers. Maybe Wuhan will be China new AI research hub!

  111. Anon[399] • Disclaimer says:

    Why doesn’t Russia call out US and Nato aggression. They talk about Russian agg.. why the hell doesn’t Russia call out US / Nato agg.. against Iraq Syria Libya etc and the projection thats playing out

  112. Anon[399] • Disclaimer says:

    What an absolute a.hole. the sunni ragheads have conspired to destroy their own societies and countries to stsu in power. Mighty Persians stand tall and alone against the sunni God, US. Arab and other sunni primitive cavemen should remain under their rocks where they live.

  113. @Mary Marianne

    Let’s cut to the chase.

    Almost any technology can be used for good or ill. The power hungry sociopaths that gravitate toward gov’t “service” invariably use technology in such a way as to enhance their position to the detriment of the common individual.

    The CBDC push has at its base, a purely fiat currency, in the case of the US, the US Dollar. It is the US Dollar that the Fed controls and is causing monetary inflation that leads to price inflation. The Fed is a creature of the Fed Gov. They are in a criminal conspiracy to defraud everyone in and even outside the US via their ability to create currency out of thin air that is used to obtain real goods. This is a monumental fraud cooked up by the bankers, economists and gov’t stooges for their benefit. The common man’s use of the currency is as a result of the legal tender laws that de facto force the US population to accept pieces of worthless paper in trade for real goods, services and labor. That scam is now nearing its terminal phase which is hyperinflation. No fiat currency in history has ever escaped destruction and the US Dollar will be no different.

    The CBDC push is to extend the life of the Dollar by allowing the gov’t / banking system to limit what people can use their Dollars for. In the final analysis, it is a control system using currency as a weapon. The aim is to target anyone or group that in any way disagrees with gov’t policy. Once they can force everyone to use their CBDC mechanism, they can completely control a persons access to what is their saved wealth.

    A district in India just passed laws preventing the unvaxed from obtaining food and fuel. The current mechanism requires police to enforce the ban. With a CBDC, the unclean will simply not be able to purchase food or fuel because the attempt will be denied at transaction time. The gov’ts of the world have successfully implemented house arrest without any charges being filed, court cases presented or convictions made. A few years ago anyone suggesting this as a possibility would have been laughed at; today it’s taken for granted and actively applauded by the shallow thinkers that agree with this totalitarian policy.

    QR codes, digital passports, tracking via smartphone, facial recognition, DNA databases, etc are all going to be used to control people’s lives as never before, IF the CBDC becomes the norm.

    There are no benevolent uses the gov’t will apply these technologies for. That should be obvious given the gov’ts track record.

  114. @Maddaugh

    Too bad you arent smart enough to know that most of the profit on those 700 dollar shoes doesnt got to China. It goes to the western company making them. Same with Apple. Chinese brands on the other hand dont sell much in the west but sell in those countries in places like south east asia and all the other non white continents. Where did you get your education??? And where do you get your information about trade…???
    That is why China never capitulated in the tariff and trade war. Western brands make more money in China than actual Chinese brands make in the US. Something Trump and Navarro didnt understand – and you dont either.

  115. @CelestiaQuesta

    How about if they aren’t who they say they are? Maybe they are disinfo agents to get you to think there are forces working against the Davos crowd, while in reality, both sides are working for the great reset. It seems both side are pushing for globalization, just angling for who is the top dog.

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  116. @Maddaugh

    American Rectum Cum Laude indeed

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  117. @Robert Bruce

    Glad you got the sarcasm/satire, and yes, both sides are in cahoots with each other.
    Growing up in the hood, I never trusted anyone.

  118. Athena says:

    – Tentative plans to sign CIS free trade in services agreement in May 2022

    – Ukraine, Canada agree to start talks on revision of FTA agreement

    – Kiev invites US to sign free trade zone agreement -Ukrainian Foreign Minister

    – Ukraine, Israel to hold talks on free trade in services next year – Ambassador Brodsky


    EU reportedly seeks to side with US on tech against China, revive parts of TTIP

    ”The other geopolitical target of TTIP is Russia. The negotiation of increased exports of oil and gas from the USA to Europe is explicitly designed to break the dependence of Central and Eastern European states on energy supplies from Russia, with US negotiators speaking openly of TTIP as the ‘economic NATO’ that will allow Washington to isolate Moscow as it did in the Cold War. Yet TTIP will thereby condemn Europe to decades of dependency on fossil fuels from North America, just when the reality of climate change demands an immediate transition to clean energy sources. Despite its admission that TTIP will lead to millions of tonnes of extra CO2 emissions, the European Commission is still using the negotiations to press for unrestricted access to US energy supplies.”

    • Replies: @Aedib
  119. Aedib says:

    So, the Euros plan to ditch Russian oil & gas by the expensive and low quality (fracking) oil & gas? LOL. Lets their decadence speed up.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  120. @Aedib

    US ‘fracking’ was a gigantic con, that NEVER made a cent in profits, left tens of thousands of wells, emitting methane, possibly for centuries, long after we’ve disappeared, and polluted vast tracts of the USA, including ground water used for human consumption, with toxic chemicals, heavy metals and radionuclides. If the Euro slaves opt for it rather than Russian gas, they’re even more vile and moronic than I imagined.

  121. @Sean

    The Yanks could demand a blood sacrifice of our first-born, and the great, brainwashed, Austfailian morons would still crawl of broken glass to kiss their ‘Great and Powerful’ backsides. Austfailia is far worse than a failed State-it harbours a failed people.

  122. @MAGA shill

    Sad, but utterly true. As for Pompeo, without him, we would never have such a honest-to-god tirade : We lied, we cheated, we stole.

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