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It was the first high-level Russia-NATO meeting since 2019 – coming immediately after the non sequitur of the U.S.-Russia “security guarantee” non-dialogue dialogue earlier in the week in Geneva.

So what happened in Brussels? Essentially yet another non-dialogue dialogue – complete with a Kafkaesque NATO preface: we’re prepared for dialogue, but the Kremlin’s proposals are unacceptable.

This was a double down on the American envoy to NATO, Julianne Smith, preemptively blaming Russia for the actions that “accelerated this disaster”.

By now every sentient being across Eurasia and its European peninsula should be familiar with Russia’s top two, rational demands: no further NATO expansion, and no missile systems stationed near its borders.

Now let’s switch to the spin machine. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s platitudes were predictably faithful to his spectacular mediocrity. On the already pre-empted dialogue, he said it was “important to start a dialogue”.

Russia, he said, “urged NATO to refuse to admit Ukraine; the alliance responded by refusing to compromise on enlargement”. Yet NATO “welcomed bilateral consultations” on security guarantees.

NATO also proposed a series of broad security consultations, and “Russia has not yet agreed, but has not ruled out them either.”

No wonder: the Russians had already noted, even before it happened, that this is noting but stalling tactics.

The Global South will be relieved to know that Stoltenberg defended NATO’s military blitzkriegs in both Kosovo and Libya: after all “they fell under UN mandates”. So they were benign. Not a word on NATO’s stellar performance in Afghanistan.

And then, the much-awaited clincher: NATO worries about Russian troops “on the border with Ukraine” – actually from 130 km to 180 km away, inside European Russian territory. And the alliance considers “untrue” that expansion is “an aggressive act”. Why? Because “it spreads democracy”.

Bomb me to democracy, baby

So here’s the NATO gospel in a flash. Now compare it with the sobering words of Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.

Grushko carefully enounced how “NATO is determined to contain Russia. The United States and its allies are trying to achieve superiority in all areas and in all possible theaters of military operations.” That was a veiled reference to Full Spectrum Dominance, which since 2002 remains the American gospel.

Grushko also referred to “Cold War-era containment tactics”, and that “all cooperation [with Russia] has been halted” – by NATO. Still,

“Russia honestly and directly pointed out to NATO that a further slide of the situation could lead to dire consequences for European security.”

The conclusion was stark: “The Russian Federation and NATO do not have a unifying positive agenda at all.”

Virtually all Russophobic factions of the bipartisan War Inc. machine in Washington cannot possibly accept that there should be no forces stationed on European states that were not members of NATO in 1997; and that current NATO members should attempt no military intervention in Ukraine as well as in other Eastern European, Transcaucasian, and Central Asian states.

On Monday in Geneva, Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov had already stressed, once again, that Russia’s red line is unmovable: “For us, it’s absolutely mandatory to make sure that Ukraine never, never, ever becomes a member of NATO.”

Diplomatic sources confirmed that in Geneva, Ryabkov and his team had for all practical purposes to act like teachers in kindergarten, making sure there would be “no misunderstandings”.

Now compare it with the U.S. State Department’s Ned Price, speaking after those grueling eight hours shared between Ryabkov and Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman: Washington will not consider Russian proposals on no expansion of NATO, and has no intention of even discussing the idea.

So much for “dialogue”.

Ryabkov confirmed there was no progress. Referring to his didacticism, he had to stress, “We are calling on the U.S. to demonstrate a maximum of responsibility at this moment. Risks related to a possible increase of confrontation shouldn’t be underestimated.”

To say, in Ryabkov’s words, that “significant” Russian effort has been made to persuade the Americans that “playing with fire” is not in their interests is the euphemism of the young century.

Let me sanction you to oblivion

A quick recap is crucial to understand how things could have derailed so fast.

NATO’s not exactly secret strategy, from the beginning, has been to pressure Moscow to directly negotiate with Kiev on Donbass, even though Russia is not mentioned in the Minsk Agreements.

While Moscow was being forced to become part of the Ukraine/Donbass confrontation, it barely broke a sweat smashing a coup cum color revolution in Belarus. Afterwards, the Russians assembled in no time an impressive strike force – with corresponding military infrastructure – in European Russia territory to respond in lightning quick fashion in case there was a Ukrainian blitzkrieg in Donbass.

No wonder an alarmed NATOstan had to do something about the notion of fighting Russia to the last impoverished Ukrainian. They may at least have understood that Ukraine would be completely destroyed.

The beauty is how Moscow turned things around with a new geopolitical jiu-jitsu move. Ukro-dementia encouraged by NATO – complete with empty promises of becoming a member – opened the way for Russia to demand no further NATO expansion, with the withdrawal of all military infrastructure from Eastern Europe to boot.

It was obvious that Ryabkov, in his talks with Sherman, would refuse any suggestion that Russia should dismantle the logistical infrastructure set up in its own European Russia territory. For all practical purposes, Ryabkov smashed Sherman to bits. What was left was meek threats of more sanctions.

Still, it will be a Sisyphean task to convince the Empire and its NATO satrapies not to stage some sort of military adventure in Ukraine. That’s the gist of what Ryabkov and Grushko said over and over again in Geneva and Brussels. They also had to stress the obvious: if further sanctions are imposed on Russia, there would be severe blowback especially in Europe.

But how is it humanly possible for seasoned pros like Ryabkov and Grushko to argue, rationally, with a bunch of amateur blind bats such as Blinken, Sullivan, Nuland and Sherman?

There has been some serious speculation on the timeframe ahead for Russia to in fact not even bother to listen to the American “baby babble” (copyright Maria Zakharova) anymore. Could be around 2027, or even 2025.

ORDER IT NOW

What’s happening next is that the five-year extension of the new START treaty expires in February 2026. Then there will be no ceiling for nuclear strategic weapons. The Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline to China will make Gazprom even less dependent on the European market. The combined Russia-China financial system will become nearly impervious to U.S. sanctions. The Russia-China strategic partnership will be sharing even more substantial military tech.

All of that is way more consequential than the dirty secret that is not a secret in the current “security guarantees” kabuki: the exceptionalist, “indispensable” nation is congenitally incapable of giving up on the forever expansion of NATO to, well, outer space.

At the same time, the Russians are very much aware of a quite prosaic truth; the U.S. will not fight for Ukraine.

So welcome to Instagrammed Irrationalism. What happens next? Most possibly a provocation, with the possibility, for instance, of a chemical black ops to be blamed on Russia, followed by – what else – more sanctions.

The package is ready. It comes in the form of a bill by Dem senators supported by the White House to bring “severe costs” to the Russian economy in case Moscow finally answers their prayers and “invades” Ukraine.

Sanctions would directly hit President Putin, Prime Minister Mishustin, Foreign Minister Lavrov, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Gen Gerasimov, and “commanders of various branches of the Armed Forces, including the Air Force and Navy.”

Targeted banks and financial institutions include Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank, Moscow Credit Bank, Alfa-Bank, Otkritie Bank, PSB, Sovcombank, Transcapitalbank, and the Russian Direct Investment Fund. They would all be cut off from SWIFT.

If this bill sounds like a declaration of war, that’s because it is. Call it the American version of “dialogue”.

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. I am so disgusted with America. No intelligent person is any longer allowed to arise to a position of prominence or power, or to make any progress, in this country.

  2. I recommend that Russia invades Ukraine, kills as many Ukronazis as possible, and to Hell with the consequences. If the West takes Russia of SWIFT, I’m sure that Russian cybernauts can take it down. It’s long past time to punch these insanely aggressive psychopaths in the face before they stab Russia, China, Iran etc, in the back.

  3. Biff says:

    Didn’t the Biden (s)election make promises for better international dialogue in the wake of Trump, and his sin of attempted reconciliation with Russia?

    Biden’s quote: “America is back” or something like that.

    If you vote you have no right to complain.

    • Agree: Alternate History
  4. Let’s just have a war. I’m tired of this.

    Russia should just take half of Ukraine.

  5. JR Foley says:

    Take these turncoats out “one by one” –start with Ukraine —then Poland—then Latvia —and Lithuania and then take aim at the Norwegian and send them scampering. There was a Deal –both sides agreed to abolish Warsaw Pact —and it was done by USSR –Russia. Quid Pro Quo –NATO was to get out of Europe –read North Atlantic Treaty Organization–NOTHING here about Europe and in particular Eastern Europe –. Therefore give them another tune-up —and take it to them while turning off the gas for the remainder of winter—let them huddle —for comfort. Last Question–20 billion disappeared from Moscow Treasury ( minimum) and Hunter Biden–Bill Clinton were in the thick of this rally—–and the headquarters in London where big money was funneled to the Big Apple and certain residents in Trump Tower. Now –who is the innocent party ???

  6. The most interesting development is mostly overlooked.

    Russia Suggests Military Deployment to Venezuela, Cuba if Tensions With U.S. Remain High

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-u-s-russia-talks-over-ukraine-kyiv-gets-a-voice-11642061460?mod=itp_wsj&yptr=yahoo

    We might have to build bomb shelters in our backyards, but damn it, we need American military bases in Ukraine! Maybe the 1962 Cuban missile crisis will replay as I’ve warned, and not turn out well.

  7. nickels says:

    I’d like to see the look on the faces of all these Pedo NATO generals when every last one of their Aircraft Carriers is on the bottom of the sea.

    • Replies: @Realist
  8. What would explain:

    1. Removing from the military any who might oppose a war
    2. Removing intellectuals in academia by Critical Race Theory who express free speech and who might express an opinion against war.
    3. Backfilling the military with compliant minority soldiers who will do as they are ordered.
    4. The driving out of the middle class and independent business persons from LA, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle – all coastal cities that could be targets in a nuclear war with China.
    5. Draconian lockdowns in Australia, which simulate what might occur in a hot nuke war with China where people would have to stay indoors to avoid radiation fallout.
    6. The use of an assumed virus epidemic to ready them for war.
    7. The elimination of 1 million mostly elderly by medical treatment who would stress resources during a war.
    8. The preparation of the population for martial law during a war.
    9. The preparation of the population for austerity during a war.

    Obviously, all of the above point to a near-term war with China and Russia who are starting to trade with each other not using the American dollar.

    • Replies: @CosmicMythos
  9. @john cronk

    Been saying it for some years now: Starting around the time Raygunz was elected president—he was our first acting president and all his successors have not had the professional acting background like him—instead of the CREAM rising to the top it has been the SCUM.

  10. @Priss Factor

    Russia should just take half of Ukraine.

    Why half? The Empire would “sanction” them for that as much as it would if all of Ukraine was occupied.

    Russia would have no trouble at all crushing Ukraine. IMO it would be an even easier adventure than when George “codpiece commander” Bush invaded Iraq. And we know how well THAT worked out in the long term.

    Ukraine is a black hole of corruption and broken things. Russia has no interest in fixing something they didn’t break. That’s not to say there might not be some more “broken things” if NATO tries to install some dangerous weapons.

    The rebel Eastern provinces seem to be the key. A Russian option might be to start openly giving the Donbas rebels a matching “gift” of weapons every time Ukraine gets some. Syria has the Krasnopol 155mm guided artillery round, and the Rebels could use it to smash any guns firing at them.

    “Defensive” weapons matching the Aegis Ashore might be installed in Venezuela, Cuba, or even Iran. The stated object would be to protect these nations from a missile attack by rogue elements in the French or British navy. Or any aggression by the Duchy of Grand Fenwick. I’m fairly sure the Apartheid state would not be pleased to have S-400 (or S-500) radars sitting on high Iranian hills watching for a surprise attack by evildoers.

    Lots and lots of options, and it’s sort of fun trying to guess which ones will be chosen.

    • Thanks: emerging majority
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Rabbitnexus
  11. Putin laid it on the line—his Red line. No more fooling around Russia’s borders or there will be consequences.

    There is a covert facility in a nearby state which controls the masses of missile sites in that state. Do you think the Russians are not aware of that? Hypersonic missiles such as the Russians have developed have speeds of some two miles per SECOND. Currently, so far as I know, the U\$ has nothing which can stop them.

    Okay, so this is a near worst case scenario. Russia is more likely to target threatening missile and air-bases closer to their homelands IF U\$/NATO keeps on pushing. The old adage–everybody knows it: “When push comes to shove”. That’s about it. Even should the U\$ attempt to initiate first strikes, Moscow has enough kill power to turn this country into a radioactive wasteland.

    Lesson: Don’t mess with Mama Bear. Today’s Russia is not some weird Communist regime and neither is it being run by the drunken Boris Yeltsin. The Kremlin has gone nationalist and its president is probably the most canny political operative in the world. He’s not the type to make empty threats. Meanwhile Biden keeps those Depends handy and Kamala reminisces about lap-dancing for Willie Brown. Such leaders.

    • Agree: Notsofast, Irish Savant
  12. lloyd says: • Website

    Now that the tyranny of the jabs is coming to a close and the world finds out it has been conned now to chronic immune compromise, might the White House start a war in Ukraine in the next few weeks before Kazakhstan uprisings are world wide? There is the precedent how America got out of the depression.

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  13. Alfred says:

    Until 3 months ago, I had been in Ukraine for 2 years. I stayed for long periods in Odessa, Kharkov, Kiev, Lvov, Vinnytsia and Nikolaev. I have communicated with people in many other places – including the Donbass.

    Here is my opinion.

    1- All the infrastructure from the USSR days is still largely intact – metros, railways, bridges, airports, power stations, electric grid, ports and so on. However, a massive amount of maintenance is necessary to bring it back to its previous glory. Don’t forget that Ukraine was the jewel in the crown of the USSR. The roads need a total makeover because there were few cars in those days.

    2- The educational system has been given the Zionist makeover. It would take 20 years for a new generation of Ukrainians to learn the Russian version of WW2 and much else.

    3- Almost everyone in the country speaks Russian. 100% of people with above average IQ speak fluent Russian. Russian is the dominant language in their parliament. Zelensky, Poroshenko and all the rest of them treat Ukrainian as a foreign language.

    4- European Russians and Ukrainians are visually indistinguishable. Their gastronomy, dress-sense, sense of humour, and pretty well everything else is identical.

    5- The climate of Ukraine is far better than that of 99% of Russia. If there were serious investment in Ukraine from Russia, many Russians would be happy to move there. Obviously, many of the millions of Ukrainians who moved away would return.

    6- Russia and Ukraine are complementary. What they lack in Russia, they have in Ukraine – and vice versa. The EU and the Neocons destroyed the most successful businesses of Ukraine. They are even planning to sell their irreplaceable farmland to Cargill, ADM, Bayer (Monsanto) and all the rest of them.

    Many people used to compare Ukraine to France. I agree somewhat. They both have good climates and soils. And a peasant mentality. To discover France, one must go to the provinces. The same is true in Ukraine.

    Odessa was a very wealthy city before 1917. There are a massive number of buildings that would be lovingly protected and renovated in any Western European city. Most of these buildings are in disrepair. Many of these buildings belonged to wealthy Jewish merchants. Below is one that has been put to good use as a nightclub. 🙂

    Ministerium

  14. “Let us just have a war”.

    No!

    Let THEM have THEIR war!

    Let Biden step into the octagon with Putin.

    Let Stoltenberg step into the ring with Shoygu.

    Let Milley step into the ring with Gerasimov.

    Put in the truth between this bitch – https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/nato-will-not-let-russia-dictate-its-military-posture-germany-says-2021-12-19/ – and a Shoygu or Gerasimov.

    Let the winners declare wether “Americans” need to protect Europe from Europe (=Russia).

    • Replies: @Svejk
  15. If I were Putin, I would Detach from US banking system and join with China and others to expose the Ponzi scheme known as GlobalHomoZioBIGsRxMIC3BLM.
    Stocks would sink to levels that would make the twenties depression look like good times.

    • Agree: Mulegino1
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Mulegino1
  16. SafeNow says:
    @Priss Factor

    Let’s just have a war. I’m tired of this.

    What kind of war? My worry is that the same Blinken-thinking and incompetence that is driving the non-dialog would likewise drive an escalation from tactical to nuclear. It would probably happen in stepwise fashion. The U.S., faced with a Russian superiority in troops and equipment, would deploy a few small battlefield nukes. Russia would make a proportional response. The US then escalates the number of battlefield nukes. And so it goes until the US decides to nuke a small Russian city. And so on.

    • Disagree: Emslander
  17. @mulga mumblebrain

    How do Russian army officers reliably identify “Ukro-Nazis”, whatever they are , so that they can choose to kill those that the Mumblebrain regards as worthy of execution without trial?

    • Replies: @Anon
  18. Pepe Is happy to enjoy the benefits of being a lightweight shill for Russia but when will UR run some well informed material that is fair to the reality that Ukrainians are not Russians and differ in many ways? Mind you there was an interesting interview that I listened to recently wherein Jonathan Dimbleby, the historian son of the great Richard (and brother of David) opined to Tom Switzer that less American triumphalism after the collapse of the Soviet Union might have allowed a very different relationship with Russia now. Pat Buchanan and many others would agree. Too bad it’s pretty well too late now.

    • Replies: @MLK
    , @Alfred
  19. Anon[772] • Disclaimer says:

    The war mongers in Washington, London, and Tel Aviv haven’t yet figured out their playbook is done. The civilized world is only trying to keep these bloodthirsty killers at bay for as long as possible.

    Blinken et. al. Are only hastening the demise of Washington’s influence. the Bolsheviks left gracefully in 1991. I’m not so sure if our leadership will be so wise

    Biden = Andropov

  20. JWalters says:

    Today’s chaotic appearance becomes somewhat more orderly if we allow that America, Britain, and the rest of NATo are puppets of the unitary Zionist stealth empire. A key part of its divide & conquer agenda is to keep Russia in conflict with the Europe and America. This was explained by renowned WWII war correspondent for the London Times, Douglass Reed, in his remarkable, deeply researched book, “The Controversy of Zion”.
    http://www.controversyofzion.info/Controversybook/

    For Unz Review readers who haven’t seen it, a shorter treatment of the rise of the Zionist stealth empire, which now rules the Western “democracies” (banking & industry, media, and politics), is at “War Profiteer Story”
    https://warprofiteerstory.blogspot.com

    To talk of “America” negotiating with Russia, while in a sense true, is obscuring the primary decision makers of American policies. Hence it omits key agendas in those decisions. It’s always necessary to also ask, “What does Israel want here?”, and “What do the Zionist bankers behind Israel in the City of London want here?”

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Thanks: Alfred, Irish Savant
    • Replies: @skrik
  21. JWalters says:
    @Priss Factor

    I’d be more inclined to a special operation to take out the bankers who are engineering the war. Get the gunk of corruption out of the gears of government. Cut off their control of the media and campaign financing. Put them in that prison where their tool Jeffrey Epstein was held.

    • Agree: Emslander
  22. “Russia should just take half of Ukraine.”
    I sympathize with the feeling, but…. Why?
    Ukraine is in the failed state zone… It would take years for Russia to get a return — & that’s not counting the cost of any blowback…. (And Russia doesn’t really need to “take” the Donbass — informally, it’s got it)

    • Agree: Rabbitnexus
  23. Bazil says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Always love the Ukronazi term. By the way the Ukrainian prime minister and president are what race?

    • Replies: @Humbert Humbert
  24. Decoy says:

    Many Americans will read this to be a win for both the USA and NATO but no one is winning in this situation as is. And of course the loser is Ukraine but no one, not one single American or NATO official cares about Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine should be permitted to resolve their differences without interference. That’s not happening. With their shared history what’s happening is a tragedy. The CIA inspired “revolution” of 2014 has been a disaster, yet no consequences for the American planners (Nuland).

  25. Aksen says:

    In NATO negotiations with Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko. His father, KGB general Viktor Grushko, designated Stoltenberg as a recruitment object codenamed Steklov. It must be an embarrassing confrontation. The television images from the NATO-Russia negotiations in Brussels on Wednesday showed that the 66-year-old Deputy Foreign Minister’s face became harsh when the Nato secretary general, with gestures and smiles, guided the top diplomat to the negotiating table. That strong feelings lay just below the surface is no wonder.

    https://www.document.no/2022/01/14/steklovs-mote-med-fortiden/

    • Thanks: Alfred
    • Replies: @Jmaie
  26. Will there be further colour revolutions? At some stage, not only revolutions, but also oligarchies start devouring their own children. So, can we expect colour revolutions in NATO countries now, because, the infrastructure erected for colour revolutions will be wasted otherwise? Being a member of NATO is no guarantee against being overthrown, as Erdogan found.

  27. El Dato says:

    Exposé:

    Russia-NATO in Brussels End in Deadlock, Russia Warns NATO it will Pursue ‘Counter Containment’

  28. Oracle says:

    Ruled them out, nothing

  29. Anonymous[111] • Disclaimer says:

    The US perceives Russia as weak and has no respect for them. Russia has been a punching bag for the US since the fall of the Soviet Union. The basic premise of American policymakers relative to Russia is that they only fear their nuclear arsenal, but Russia will only use this arsenal if its territory comes under attack. So essentially as long as they don’t attack Russia proper the US can get away with anything. So unless Russia can disprove this premise, the US will not give in to any of their demands and it’s pointless for Russia to even make demands.

    • Replies: @Levtraro
  30. We support Israel and oppose Russia.

    What is wrong with this picture?

  31. Anonymous[306] • Disclaimer says:

    Remember the Afghanistan debacle, followed closely by the formation of AUKUS and the stiffing of France over a submarine construction contract?

    The Ukraine affair will be yet another debacle. Stiffing the French will be seen as a gust front to the withdrawal of the US from Europe, AKA cutting Europe loose. It may even be that the Ukraine affair is just a deliberate way of demonstrating a US break from Europe.

    After the US/Europe break, Germany (economically dominant power in the EU) will make the best deal it can with the CIS, and the rest of Europe will follow in a disorganized way. US imposed social policies will be discarded, possibly over a generation of two, possibly within a week.

    • Replies: @roberto1
  32. “NATO is determined to contain Russia.”

    The E.U is some 500,000,000 people and some 27 Countries. Time for them to put on some ‘big-boy pants’ and build their own unified military and defense industry infrastructure to ‘police’ their part of the world. NATO is an anachronistic holdover that fiddles in other’s business because they’ve got the US, like the bully standing behind the kid mouthing off, to threaten with.

  33. anon[833] • Disclaimer says:

    Enough of this madness. Somebody overthrow the maniacs in Washington and replace them with a troop of drunken gay mimes that will get nothing done, which is the idea, as everything the present fools do is suicidal even with their distemper shots.

    C’mon, man. Time to make the call to General Milley’s Rainbow Coup Adventures Unlimited. This must stop even if it means daily games of naked grabass twister on the Capitol steps. Coronate Ghislaine Maxwell the Queen of the May and make Buffalo Headdress Guy her Secretary of State. Just do something but don’t tell us about it.

  34. Jon Chance says: • Website

    Political censorship is the highest form of flattery.

    But the political censors here on Ron Unz’s website are preventing readers from learning history and corralling Ron’s readership into the CCP’s EU-UK-US concentration camps.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wusdDE1jgw8&list=PLDVQ932i7NF0VoIBQ7Rp-_bRl6_mPfC5_&index=3

    In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
    , @anon
  35. JR Foley says:

    NATO should be disbanded from Europe and do only what it was set out to do–protect the North Atlantic—from Santa Claus‘s residence to the Florida Keys –that is plenty to spend zillions on —

  36. Anon[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    They (Russia and China) can do that only on the day they wish to go to war against the USA.
    If they haven’t done that, it signifies that day hasn’t come.

  37. “Washington will not consider Russian proposals on no expansion of NATO, and has no intention of even discussing the idea.”
    ladushki… The Kremlin is waiting for a written response from the United States.
    What happens next? The Iranian President’s visit to Russia is expected on January 19. I advise the American establishment to look closely towards Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua. And also, first of all, the deployment of nuclear weapons in Belarus and the Kaliningrad region (Russia)+ Far East (Russia).
    And I also have a question: why among major Democratic senators,those who have prepared a package of personal sanctions,such a huge number of senators with Jewish roots… Is this an capture of Congress…?
    Charles Ellis “Chuck” Schumer,Ronald Lee “Ron” Wyden,Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein,Michael Farrand Bennet,Richard Blumenthal,Jon Ossoff,Brian Emanuel Schatz, Benjamin Louis Cardin, etc.

  38. Anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:

    It was worth reading this article just to come across the incisive turn of phrase:

    “…predictably faithful to his spectacular mediocrity.”

    It’s as much a reference to America as anything else. Which of course is the ultimate end goal of the globohomo woke juggernaut, a conformist world where everyone and everything is spectacularly mediocre.

  39. Levtraro says:
    @Anonymous

    So essentially as long as they don’t attack Russia proper the US can get away with anything. So unless Russia can disprove this premise, the US will not give in to any of their demands and it’s pointless for Russia to even make demands.

    The premise has already been disproven by Russia succesfully defending Assad in Syria, Lukashenko in Belarus, and Tokayev in Kazhakstan.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anon
  40. MLK says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Too bad it’s pretty well too late now.

    It’s never too late when it comes to perpetual motion machine that is geopolitics. Though anyone can be forgiven for thinking that given the Sad Story that is the US sovereign’s mere quarter century “unipolar moment.” It’s so pathetic, I’ve decided to put it in all lowercase like the lesbians do with their names.

    Any reasonably intelligent middle schooler used to be taught the starting point of US geo-strategy: keeping the Eurasian powers from unifying against it. Which, by the way, shouldn’t be so difficult since the relevant on-site great powers are historically intelligent enough to seek something approximating balance.

    Thus internally flopping and twitching Maoist China was open to Nixon’s opening; and the US was open as well even though (actually, especially because) China was more responsible for our Vietnam quagmire through supply lines to the Vietnamese communist we were powerless to break.

    As bad as the US side of US-Russia bilateral relationship was during the Clinton and Bush years — looting, bad faith, a US reinstalled Yeltsin (1996), and sickening bullshit and bravado — the Obama gang made it wholly subsidiary to their objective of assisting CCP China’s rise. The US pressured Russia in furtherance of what can no longer be denied, driving it into a ever-deepening strategic alliance with China.

  41. Realist says:
    @nickels

    I’d like to see the look on the faces of all these Pedo NATO generals when every last one of their Aircraft Carriers is on the bottom of the sea.

    Exactly so…U. S. aircraft carriers are weapons of aggression…not defense.

  42. @lloyd

    Now that the tyranny of the jabs is coming to a close…

    This is hopeful, but IMO doubtful.

    The Globalists will double down and go full retard if they are cornered – so things will likely get much worse before the Great Reset finally grinds to a halt.

    And let’s be honest, they’ve been two or three steps ahead of us at every stage of the game so far. Where’s that deadly Marburg virus the WHO has been talking about?

    Last but not least, any war drummed up against Russia and / or China is likely to be just one more subordinate play within the WEF’s overall master plan for the Great Reset (and not the other way around). Depopulation does feature prominently in Klaus’ vision for the New World Order, after all.

    They’ve had many decades to scheme and game all of this in minute detail, with a myriad alternate paths to deal with any contingency.

  43. @Alfred

    3- Almost everyone in the country speaks Russian. 100% of people with above average IQ speak fluent Russian. Russian is the dominant language in their parliament. Zelensky, Poroshenko and all the rest of them treat Ukrainian as a foreign language.

    This alone is a huge asset.
    In the USA’s skulldugged entry into WWI (the conflict with the most draft doding incidents to date) the government began to find out that a signifigant portion of their draftees could not understand english. It also resorted to concentration camps, because the adsurdity of going to war with countries that were the source of millions of recent immigrants.

    Nobody ever learned from that situation, and now we’re in even worse shape today.

    I don’t think a draft would ever come back, but you can tell they’re hurtin’ for manpower in the military right now…

    https://apnews.com/article/us-army-adds-bonus-recruitment-b6be4a79b014327e1105dc7a857c8f56

    There’s no pretending that Russia has some signifigant social issues almost mirroring white americans perfectly. While white (particularly rural) americans are still chain-smoking, binge-drinking, obesity risks, Russian adults are about the same except save for not being quite as obesity. Both groups also share the aging population issues.

    But in pure organization (which is about the most important part of a war, or even an information war), Russia is in stellar shape.

    • Replies: @Fred777
  44. @Bazil

    The Zionazi race. The Ukros and the Zios branches are currently sitting in a tree kissing…

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
  45. skrik says:
    @JWalters

    Thanks for your “War Profiteer Story” cite; I’ve only recently noticed/started in on it, and ‘wow!’ Hopefully one day soon the most reprobate troll ‘in here’ will see it too, then read it = start ‘getting smart’ [if at all possible.] rgds

    • Replies: @JWalters
  46. Svejk says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    Let Biden (Napoleon) step into the ring with Putin (Kutuzov).

    • Replies: @36 ulster
  47. Anonymous[421] • Disclaimer says:

    Mere rantings of a paid shill for Sino-Russia agitation. It won’t get you anywhere.

  48. Anonymous[111] • Disclaimer says:
    @Levtraro

    None of these caused the US any losses. The US was not in control of any of those 3 countries and it will continue to try and destabilize them in the future at any opportunity.

    • Replies: @Levtraro
  49. Blinken and crew really just want Russia to strike first. However the primary objective is likely about killing the US. Hasn’t Blinken stated publicly that he considers the US to be partially responsible for the Holocaust, and needed to be punished for such? What better way than a pandemic lockdown, followed by woke riots facilitating a domestic war on whites, and then crashing the supply infrastructure to create desperation? The perfect finale to all that would be a war with a nuclear power. Makes perfect sense if you are the tribal result of a multi-generational mass formation psychosis. Russia being bombed or beautiful Ukrainian farm ground being destroyed is just collateral damage.

  50. Alfred says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    when will UR run some well informed material that is fair to the reality that Ukrainians are not Russians and differ in many ways?

    Today, I received an email with the photo below. It was taken this morning outside a supermarket in Kiev. Do you seriously think these people differ in many ways from Russians? 🤣

    However, I will agree that Ukrainians do differ substantially from the British, Americans, French, Germans and all other mulatto peoples.

    • Agree: chris
    • Thanks: CelestiaQuesta
    • Replies: @chris
    , @Alfred
  51. Levtraro says:
    @Anonymous

    Moving the goalpost much? You were proved wrong under the terms of your argument. And don’t underestimate your enemy, classic huge mistake.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  52. ronehjr says:
    @Priss Factor

    As well as all of Washington D.C.

    • Replies: @36 ulster
  53. IronForge says:

    The Caucaus Khazari-Slavic Ashkenazi Tribals and Nazi-Maidan Friends Flipped Kiev towards AngloMurican NATO.

    With Murican Oligarchy moving in, Assets+Real Estate are being bought out. Thanks to Burisma-Biden, MIC Dollars are now being poured into Kiev.

    The West+Kiev are Bluffing the Russian Invasion Narrative in part to intimidate/prevent RUS from taking out Kiev during any Donbass Defensives, in part to “Vilify” RUS for any Defensive Activities on behalf of the Donbass, and to give the West+World_Sheeple a Brainwashing Mindset that “Russia need to be Kept Outside of Ukraine”+”Kiev needs your sympathy and help”.

    The UKR-Murican Based, Nudelman-Khagan led Khazari-Slavic-Ashkenazi have taken Kiev from the Russo-Sphere. This is part of their Centuries-Long Ethnic War against Russians.

    RUS wanted the Donbass to influence Kiev from within; but the Tribals are going to Westernize Kiev. Zelensky suppressing the Opposition may keep him in Power. Therefore DNR+LNR will have to endure+thrive.

    Better for RUS to End the NatGas Transit Contract in 2024; and pump what’re meant for Europe thru UKR via BLU+TRK_Streams.

  54. I have painted DEMOCRACY on my garbage can in glittering gold paint

  55. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    Really don’t appreciate being dragged, along with hundreds of millions of other people, to the brink of war and chaos by these irresponsible rich brats who would be the last to lose anything should things turn violent. They’re just pushing other people in front of them into the firing line as if they’re mere cattle. The mass of people want normalcy and stability; instead they get constant fear-mongering and war incitement. When did the US become the owner of Ukraine?
    It’s hypothesized that the events of the past few years, such as the purging and politicizing of the military, media censorship along with it’s relentless propaganda messaging and fake “fact checkers”, covid passports, etc, are put in place to corral and control the public for future eventualities. They may have decided war is coming and have gotten ready to impose a police state when that eventuality takes place. Expect media propaganda drumbeats to get louder, maybe some false flags, who knows. The public is the last to know, planned events presented as spontaneous and unforeseen. It would give the regime an excuse to institute a ‘temporary’ suspension of citizen’s rights and have a scapegoat for sudden economic crisis.

  56. annamaria says:

    https://www.rt.com/russia/546060-lavrov-kremlin-loosing-patience/

    Why does Anthony Blinken occupy the position of Secretary of State?
    – Because he has the right connections such as his ties to the Mega Group (of Wexner and Lauder) via Blinken’s step-dad Samuel Pisar, who was a “close confidant and lawyer” for Robert Maxwell: https://nationalfile.com/antony-blinken-tied-to-jeffrey-epstein-went-to-school-where-he-taught-family-connected-to-epsteins-mistress/

    Blinken was “educated” by seasoned traitors and criminals.

    The Mega Group financed Jeffery Epstein “business” (among other criminal enterprises): https://brutalproof.net/2020/02/mega-group-mafia-call-theirselves-jews-excerpt-from-mintpressnews/
    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/12/30/mega-group-maxwells-and-mossad-the-spy-story-at-the-heart-of-the-jeffrey-epstein-scandal/

    The picture painted by the evidence is not a direct Epstein tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations.

    https://nationalfile.com/ghislaine-maxwell-admitted-to-flying-on-epsteins-plane-with-bill-clinton/

    Jeffrey Epstein was identified as a Mossad agent who blackmailed world leaders with underage sex traps by former high-ranking Israeli intelligence official Ari Ben-Menashe, who has staked his reputation on the claims. Ghislaine Maxwell’s father Robert Maxwell was well-known in intelligence circles as a top confidante of Mossad leadership.

    This is where the stupid and arrogant Blinken came from. He is a product of Zionists’ subversive activities in the US and beyond.
    And don’t forget the exceptional cowardice of US Congress that has allowed this belligerent Jewish idiot to endanger the US and the whole world.

    • Replies: @chris
  57. Anon62 says:

    The UK is clearly ready for mortal combat:

    How can Putin possibly defend against such strategic brilliance and advanced weaponry?

    • LOL: CelestiaQuesta
  58. @mulga mumblebrain

    There’s no need. Simply do what Cuba, the JUSA do. Subvert the Ukraine’s government by funding counter groups, funding (bribing), arming “demonstrators”, and offering economic support to the lowest classes. Sustained propaganda will turn the citizens against the ZOG government as a satellite of Ersatz Israel.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  59. Mulegino1 says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    US banking system and join with China and others to expose the Ponzi scheme known as GlobalHomoZioBIGsRxMIC3BLM.

    We could shorten it to “GloboHomoShlomo”!

    • LOL: CelestiaQuesta
    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
  60. Maddaugh says:

    Lets look at the US track record where armed conflict is concerned.
    >WW1-they entered when the UK and her allies were tottering on the edge of defeat
    >WW2-they entered the war when the Wehrmacht was already bled white
    >Korean War-they ended up where they began
    >Vietnam-defeat>>Iraq-left with our tail between our legs>>Afghanistan-whipped again\\

    It seems so far we have been victorious in Grenada (where Cuban light infantry gave us some unpleasant moments) and Panama although the word is that Noriega’s Generals were bribed to give up. The US did not want another Vietnam on the Isthmus which could spread North and South to the cartel conflict in Colombia. The whole region would have gone up in flames so a little Benjamin grease was applied so the word goes.

    The US’s has a disturbing propensity for abandoning it’s allies, a knack for entering the conflict when their risk is very low, a lack of stomach for all out war lasting years with millions of casualties. Mothers are not going to tolerate their kids coming home physically and mentally mangled for some country they cannot even find on a map. Americans have become happy and complacent with their shopping, video games, porn, weed and recreational drug sessions. They are not going to give that up to gratify the egos of a bunch of slimy worms in DC.

    How in God;s name do they expect to prevail in an all out conflict thousands of miles away? with the woke leadership in NATO ? As for the countries bordering Russia and hanging with NATO, they are going to change their tune very quickly if Putin debouches across their borders.

    As for out military and notwithstanding anything above we are no longer the Spartan elite. The stories about the quality of recruits and personnel in the US Forces leaves a lot to be desired. Pre 1975 DIs and veteran personnel from the era weep when they see the dregs, the barrel scrapings who are now the majority. Some good troops yes but few and far between. As for the Black and other non-white contingents they are not going to bleed for whitey !

    How the US intends to prevail is a mystery to me given all these factors. The stale old saying comes to mind. Dont start something you cannot finish ! I have a nasty feeling Putin is reeling out the rope for NATO to hang themselves with. If this thing becomes hot he will take the opportunity to do a general cleanup of all the countries around Russia and the NATO members who think that Biden is going to come to their rescue will find out that the US is famous for shafting its partners.

    • Agree: Poupon Marx
    • Thanks: CelestiaQuesta
    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
    , @Derer
  61. Pablo says:

    What a charade. What a fraud. The US claims it wants to engage in a ‘dialogue’ with Russia but every Russian proposal is labeled a nonstarter. What kind of discussion can a Country have if the other side calls every item to be discussed a “nonstarter”? The US is simply posturing. Empty posturing. For whose benefit? Since no one with any sense takes the USA seriously this is hard to say.

    • Replies: @Poupon Marx
    , @Geowhizz
  62. Anon[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    I cannot understand why Russia China Iran Iraq Cuba Venezuela Nicaragua etc dont resign from the useless UN and firm their own independent parallel body to rival the UN

    • Replies: @The_MasterWang
    , @Anonymous
  63. @Mulegino1

    In a sane world, “GloboHomoShlomo” would be a successful Broadway musical with songs such as;

    Send in the Clowns

    Where did my money go

    She’s now a man

    Six Million Ways I love you

    Bagel Town Blues

    Holocaust Shuffle

    The Ballad of Shlomo the GlobalHomo

    And more…….

    • LOL: Mulegino1, Kali
    • Replies: @Mulegino1
  64. The zionists in control of the ZUS government do not want dialogue, they want war with Russia and are using the zionist tool NATO to provoke Russia into going into the Ukraine. The zionists have been the agent provocateur in every war the ZUS has been in since WWI and going forward to all the wars in the mideast and now the potential war over the Ukraine and all of this was brought about by the zionist privately owned FED and IRS created by the zionists in 1913 and saddled on the American people by the zionist puppet Wilson.

    The zionists believe they can survive a nuclear war with Russia in their DUMBs aka deep underground military bases that they have throughout the ZUS and Europe and Israel and they care not how many millions die in this nuclear exchange as they want to depopulate the world as is shown by their scam and psyop and genocide operation with their fake covid-19 scam, which is an illusion and a myth designed to get people to take their gene therapy MRNA injections which change the DNA and destroys the immune system and leads to death and injuries.

    Zionists are destroyers of nations and humanity, it is what they do.

  65. @Carlton Meyer

    Sometimes push comes to shove. In this instance, unlike the Cuban missile crisis, the situation is more like push coming to push-back. At this point my assessment is that these insertions of trip-wire protection for those two countries are not nuclear capable. It would be a very logical response to a modest to moderate inflammation of Russia’s borders by Imperial over-reach.

    Overall, Russia will not just take it anymore. The attempted coup in Kazakhstan has virtually induced Russia into fight or flight mode. Forget about the flight. With hypersonic missilry the Kremlin has the kinda stuff which makes Pentagram planners have nightmares. Hopefully, wiser heads will prevail amongst the Bank\$ter shotcallers and their minions will tell the 4-star brown-nosers to please behave themselves, or get canned like Obaminable did to the generals whose probosci were not of an appropriate shade.

  66. Anonymous[917] • Disclaimer says:
    @Zachary Smith

    Taking the whole of Ukraine is likely not something Russia has any interest in. At most Russia would recover old Russian territories that have been given away to Ukraine by the Soviet’s. However Putin would rather leave the territories to Ukraine if real human beings were in charge of Ukraine, NATO, and the US instead of the current puppets who most likely work for international financial interests instead of serving their own constituencies. This is not a conflict between Ukraine and Russia. In my view this is rather a case where some groups of activists want to break into Asia to advance their own financial interests. Putin needs to cut the head of the monster if he wants peace and the monster is not Ukraine.

    • Agree: annamaria, Alfred
  67. Anonymous[111] • Disclaimer says:
    @Levtraro

    You didn’t prove me wrong. The US has been on the attack against Russia ever since 1992, and in some cases Russia was able to defend its interests and in some cases it wasn’t. But Russia never struck back. Once a country went into American orbit, Russia was never able to pull it back out from there. It never managed to make the US be afraid of it.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Levtraro
  68. @Maddaugh

    With all those foreign war failures, the Illegitimate babbling buffoons aka GlobalHomoZioBIGsRxMIC3BLM are now in North Carolina doing military drills and training against domestic insurgents aka white Supremacist domestic terrorists.

    Planet of the Apes –
    Since the Apeman aka Secretary of DaFence using CRT, C19 FrankenClot Shots has culled the armed forces of white leaders and these despicable rats think they can win a civil war fighting against patriot Americans.

    When SHTF, they will be the ones thrown in gulags digging their own mass graves before being exterminated.

  69. Fred777 says:
    @anonymous

    “Really don’t appreciate being dragged, along with hundreds of millions of other people, to the brink of war and chaos by these irresponsible rich brats who would be the last to lose anything should things turn violent.”

    Which is why Russia, rather than invading Ukraine or targeting missile sites in Europe, should first pick out a dozen of the worlds top corporate elites and make an example of them. Throw in a warning to the rest that they won’t just be watching the war on CNN.

    • Agree: Cortes, annamaria, Alfred
    • Replies: @Levtraro
  70. @Pablo

    Sounds contradictory, but at this moment in our epoch, a US military defeat unilaterally will be essential to salvage the Constitutional Republic. Hopefully, millions of citizens will storm the Capitol, occupy the Captiol, White House and Supreme Court buildings. This time overwhelming numbers of citizens will have the objective of over through and replacement.

    A real “reset”.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @tyrone
  71. Geowhizz says:
    @Pablo

    A notion just popped out of me. Maybe war is the objective? Crazy! No?

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  72. Fred777 says:
    @Carthage Underground

    Those teevee ads asking for \$11 a month to support some soldier who has had his legs blown off don’t do much for recruiting.

  73. Emslander says:
    @anonymous

    They’re just pushing other people in front of them into the firing line as if they’re mere cattle.

    All true.

    Do you think the mission of the US military establishment is to protect a traditional USA and its people? Rhetorical question. Of course not. The purpose of our trillions in military spending is to protect the government that rules over us. For that the professional military is heavily rewarded in resort assignments overseas, high salaries with regular raises, luxurious benefits and very little actual war making.

  74. @anonymous

    The scenarios you present are possible. Rural and small-town America are the key. If these largest portion of the country can hang together AND if they are not via some nefarious means poisoned through various means; they will become the recovery areas.

    Sub-urbia will have had it, simply because there is no adhesion or civic unity in those places. Major urban clusterfucks will implode. A relative handful of state governments will do what they can to safeguard their populations.

    A cattleman once pointed out to me that people who are already herded-up into dense constipations will remain easy to keep under control. When freeways become kill-zones there will be no escape. Rural folk, contrarily, do care about each other and possess levels of common-sense virtually unknown to the herded crowd.

  75. “So much for “dialogue”.

    Trying to have a cordial conversation with babbling buffoons is like strolling through a chimp filled zoo where monkeys sling poo at walls as they swing across having random sex with other crazy chimps.

    The only thing that calms them are bananas and grooming sessions where picking bugs out their fur is the closest they ever get to calming affection.

    Who ever thought having apes, femmenazis, and self hating narcissistic whites would lead us to a moral and prosperous place to live out a safe and happy life?

    My quests is, they really are that stupid.

  76. roberto1 says:
    @Anonymous

    You’re very optimistic !

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  77. 36 ulster says:
    @ronehjr

    “Russian Forces Take D.C., Soviet Regime Flees.” And while they’re at it, they could occupy the collar counties–particularly Loudun, until they reach Harpers Ferry. Then a coup de main toward Tysons, redoing the signage in with Cyrillic letters. A transoceanic amphibious assault, however, would be a daunting task. I don’t believe it’s been done since the Torch landing force left Hampton Roads with Patton in the fall of 1942.

  78. By now every sentient being across Eurasia and its European peninsula should be familiar with Russia’s top two, rational demands: no further NATO expansion, and no missile systems stationed near its borders.

    The demands are not rational, regardless of how you wish to frame them. Ukraine has the right to apply for membership and if the rest allow it, to be admitted. Russia has no right to threaten anyone.

    No missiles have been emplaced to threaten Russia, no matter what Putin’s disinformation wishes to claim. Putin has show that he will not hold to any agreement that does not advantage his regime. He violated the INF and the ABM treaty routinely. He has reneged on the Budapest agreement and lied that the agreement was no longer in force as a result of Yanukovich abandoning his job as President of Ukraine (he was not threatened and an agreement allowed him to fulfill the remainder of his term).

    Putin whines that the US will not hold to agreements, but it has been him that has routinely violated agreements he has been a party to. That he is KGB, and no one ever becomes former KGB, is all you need to know abut the man.

    By the by, Putin is the man that is causing the trouble in the Donbas and is also preventing the fulfillment of the Minks agreements. Russia can not “mediate” when it is an actual party to the conflict. As on everything else, Putin lies about this as well.

    • LOL: Alfred
    • Replies: @Levtraro
  79. In 2002, the United States unilaterally and without consultation with the other party, withdrew from the landmark Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty. President George W. Bush noted that the treaty is “now behind us,” describing the ABM Treaty as a Cold War relic. Signed in 1972, the ABM Treaty barred both the US and the USSR from deploying national defenses against long-range ballistic missiles. The treaty was based on the premise that if either superpower constructed a strategic defense, the other would build up its offensive nuclear forces to offset the defense.

    The superpowers would therefore quickly be put on a path toward a never-ending offensive-defensive arms race, as each tried to balance its counterpart’s actions. Until Bush took office, the Treaty was referred to as a “cornerstone of strategic stability” as it facilitated later agreements, reducing U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear arsenals. The US, assuming that a weakened Russia will never again be in a position to counter US hegemonic power, proceeded to encroach on Russia’s borders through the manipulation of international law and mythical NATO objectives.

    In 2007, Putin informed the Western world that Russia will develop its defensive weaponry to counter US advances eastward. This was stated in response to the US missile defense system in Europe that was being developed at the time (and previously prohibited in international law.) The USA also began construction of another large missile launch facility in Poland that is nearing completion.

    Also, from Nov. 8, 2021: “The Army’s 56th Artillery Command, a major force in Europe during the Cold War when it operated nuclear-capable Pershing missiles, was reconstituted with a non-nuclear mission to help the Army in its efforts to counter a more aggressive Russia.”
    https://www.stripes.com/theaters/europe/2021-11-08/army-europe-germany-new-artillery-command-3537467.html

    Also, from Dec 30, 2021: “The top U.S. military commander in Europe wants to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank with multinational battlegroups in Romania and Bulgaria because of concerns about Russia’s moves around Ukraine.” https://www.stripes.com/theaters/europe/2021-12-30/eucom-chief-wants-new-battlegroups-in-romania-bulgaria-over-Russia-concerns-4126998.html

  80. 36 ulster says:
    @Svejk

    Don’t see Putin as the type to engage in long, strategic withdrawals (retrograde operations in Pentagonese) like Kutuzov–or Joffre. He’d likely avoid a destruction derby such as Borodino. Biden as The Little Corporal? More like Tully Bascombe and his chain mail armour and crossbow.

  81. @Anon

    Because that’s a stupid move.

    • Agree: Levtraro
  82. @Emslander

    They’ve been at war continuously for the last frlew decades.

  83. @Poupon Marx

    By doing that they will follow the same route taken in Kazakhstan, except that now it will be the Ukro government to invite NATO or the US to help them get rid of these agitators.

    • Replies: @Poupon Marx
  84. Ned kelly says:

    Ihor Kolomoisky… Ukrainian’s Jewish Godfather is the one who needs to be blamed for this war.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  85. @Emslander

    And now we learn about massive military drills and exercises across North Carolina, war playing against domestic insurgents aka white supremacists/domestic terrorists.

    The arrest of six hundred plus (((they’re obsessed with 6, six million, 666))) Trump supporters wasn’t enough to intimidate and scare white patriots, now they’re launching domestic terrorists war scenarios to further intimidate us even more.

    I would laugh if it wasn’t so real. They really are planning to remove our guns, round up whites and declare the ZUS a GlobalHomoZioBIGs3MIC a Anti-White Militant BLM/Antifa Dictatorship.

    C19, Trump, January 6th etc we’re just distractions for the coming overthrow of ZUS.

  86. Rubicon says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    We are not privy to the diverging interests in Russia, but if circumstances worsen, the USSR could launch a number of EMPs from Cuba. One centered in Silicon Valley, another in New York, and the 3d in Washington, D.C.
    Let’s finish off the present hegemony.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  87. @Geowhizz

    Essential thought. Elaborate.

  88. It is the whole of Western Europe that is preyed upon. For those that do not see the rot at the head, and their’s disgenic populations, let’s call the EU/NATO and dongles a “gray” zone. Macronelle, pedantic Johnson, smurf Mark Rutte must be ample proof of “no talent, no balls” “leaders” and puppets. But let’s pass on. Contrary to the religion of capitalism as understood by the human no-go’s, the world resources are finite. It is Western Europe’s turn –again, WW1, WW2 to be color-revolutionized. This has been going on, the “war” is merely accelerating.

    The rest is who one wants to bet on, Charles de Gaulle as “refugee” in London, Nato suits set up in Best Western condos in Washington DC.

    The “real” ones, or at the least the “too big to fails”, uS, russIa, chIna, are well capable to understand each other on convergent issues, Digital money, Drugs, Vaxinations, populations control. Europe is the issue, or if one prefers, the where to draw the symbolic line of what is thine and what is mine.

    Please do not hesitate to appropriate above in a five-thousand word narrative.

  89. @DevilAdvocate

    I don’t think so. If done correctly, it always appears, and is presented as an “internal affairs”. Look at Chile, Bolivia, Peru, etc. Mexico hasn’t asked for international help to dislodge the de facto rulers of Mexico, The Cartels.

    The difference is finesse and professionalism. I’m sure the Russians are up to it.

    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  90. The basic concept of Nato:
    ‘Keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down!’
    The JewS’ Nato is in Europe to exploit the peoples of Europe – to steal, rob (and murder).
    First thing “America”, the Jews, did in Ukraine was to fly out the Ukrainian gold reserves.
    The (massive) US-Army presence in Germany (155.000) and Italy (?) is completely illegal under international law.
    The majority of Germans do not like the presence of the US-Army.
    The US-Army must go and with it all the NGOs and the US embassy, Israel outlets and their criminal diplomats etc. pp.
    Jewmerica fuck off!

    Germany must leave Nato, EU, IMF, UNO, WHO and all the other devil’s rings (around our necks).

  91. Soloview says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    I am convinced Russia would be in a better position overall if it abstained of direct challenges like reviving military presence in the Western Hemisphere. It’s not only cheaper and logistically far more preferable to protect oneself in Europe close to Russia, it’s definitely better for psy-ops, because the West knows, despite all the drooling babble, that Russia is in the right because Ukraine is part of her security belt and they have no business to be there. I am surprised that Ryabkov would even raise a scenario like Cuba and Venezuela; it will be decoded as impotent rage of a bluffing weakling with the attendant danger of escalation of the conflict on terms much more favourable to the Americans.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
    , @Derer
  92. annamaria says:
    @anonymous

    “When did the US become the owner of Ukraine?”

    — When a representative of the Kagans clan came to arrange a regime change in Kiev by using local neo-Nazi thugs. The AIPAC and ADL rejoiced. Since the Kagans intervention in 2014, the country has become the poorest and most corrupt in Europe. American advisors of Hunter Biden’s type have brought American “democracy on the march” to Kiev. The torchlight parade celebrating Naizism followed shortly. An Israeli citizen Kolomojsky decided to finance a neo-Nazi Azov battalion that committed war crimes against the civilian population in eastern Ukraine, whereas the Jewish State provided the neo-Nazi battalion with Israel-made rifles.

    Anthony Blinken, who grew up in a family of a confidant and personal lawyer of Robert Maxwell (a Mossad spy and father of Ghislaine Maxwell of Epstein’s criminal enterprise fame), has become the Secretary of State. The Mega Group of Jewish criminals, including Wexner and Lauder, took care of a good Jewish boy Blinken. The rabidly Russophobic zionists found their loudspeaker in rabidly Russophobic Blinken. https://newcoldwar.org/mega-group-maxwells-and-mossad-the-spy-story-at-the-heart-of-the-jeffrey-epstein-scandal/

  93. Pencil-necked dweebs like Blinken are real tough when they know others will do the fighting for them. It seems that nothing will stop ZATO fomenting a war with Russia. God help us all.

  94. @Poupon Marx

    Mexico hasn’t asked for international help to dislodge the de facto rulers of Mexico, The Cartels.

    Because that is of no interest to either the US (think Global Harming Plan…) or any other major power.
    But US has a clear interest in having Ukraine under control.

    • Replies: @Poupon Marx
  95. Fuzzbaby says:

    Most of the “exceptional people” that is the citizens of the U.S couldn’t find Russia on a map , they’re that GD stupid.

  96. @john cronk

    You should see Austfailia, mate! If there is a person in public life here, who is not a psychopath or a buffoon, or both, I have not yet spotted them.

    • Agree: Rabbitnexus
    • Thanks: Realist
    • Replies: @JR Foley
  97. tyrone says:
    @Poupon Marx

    You may well ask ,why are they building a concrete wall around the White House.

    • Replies: @Poupon Marx
  98. @Soloview

    Feck how it is ‘decoded’ by Imperial liars, psychopaths and war-mongers. Give the thugs some of their own medicine, and make sure to aim a missile of two at the real seat of power in Thanatopolis DC-AIPAC HQ.

  99. @Rubicon

    Too broad-it would harm the stupid, brainwashed and pig ignorant, but innocent, Septics. And would provoke thermo-nuclear retaliation, for certain. Jamming SWIFT, but having the means to unjam it, would be more precise and less destructive. Call it ‘ransom ware’ if you like, but the ransom is just the demand to cease and desist from the aggression.
    There, unfortunately, is the rub. With a Brandon regime comprising almost only Judeofascists and Zionazis, unhinged hatred and aggression is a given. It is how they exist, how they assert, renew and express their ‘unique’ being, in all things. Greater hate has no man…

  100. Jon Chance says: • Website

    Jewish control of State Departments and Foreign Ministries has been as useful for their totalitarian agenda as their control of schools, universities, financial institutions, mass media, political parties, and vote-tabulation machines.

    Ultimately, it all comes down to their special “legal” privileges to counterfeit the money of other people’s nations.

    Explore the links provided, and read Fools’ Gold by Robert Carroll.

  101. Thim says:

    A world, once again, split in two.

  102. annamaria says:
    @Anonymous

    Do you believe that the Russian Federation did not change since 1992? What if there is something about modern Russia, which makes some sane Americans scared of the wrong steps that could be made by some insane Americans? Particularly when the insane are dual-loyalty (Israel-firsters) deciders.

  103. annamaria says:
    @Ned kelly

    Ihor Kolomoisky, the principal financier of neo-Nazi battalion Azov, is an upright Israeli citizen.

    The holobiz state has been collaborating with Ukrainian neo-Nazi:

  104. Derer says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Apparently, CIA trains W.Ukraine army…this is actually a positive development for the Donbas heroic forces. Did not CIA illiterates trained Afghanistan army against Taliban or Vietnamese Saigon against Hanoi?

  105. Russia vs. Ukraine? We’re being (((played)))!

    As we know, Zio-war criminals have a long history of starting wars in which Whites slaughter Whites.

    NEVER AGAIN!!

    • Replies: @annamaria
  106. Anonymous[917] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    They believe in international agreements and international law but maybe they are finding out that the west uses law when it suits it’s purposes but violates the law pretty often as any hegemon can do. So I would understand if those nations lo0k for a more serious alternative to the UN eventually.

  107. Derer says:
    @Maddaugh

    It is true that the US ground troops lost every important war/battle, however the military industrial complexes did not, in fact they benefit more from a defeat. They made huge profits from every engagement. They will not stop creating conflicts whether feasible or not until they are threaten by destruction in their homeland. Russia and China know this and therefore the next major conflict will not bypass the US soil.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  108. chris says:
    @Alfred

    Not much fun in Kiev. These poor kids; like you’d have to sing on Halloween for your candy.

    It’s like we’re doing the same thing to their entire nation, forcing them to sing from our anti-Russian hymn book for their meal.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  109. the expansive militaristic phrase of usa its over , for all the bombastic and overthetop declaration they know usa is falling apart internally and the growing external oposition will be an unfranquable wall to break now that everyone can see that there is nothing behind the democratic and antiracist mantras but naked tribal supremacism .

    The masks are off

  110. Derer says:
    @Soloview

    I disagree with your assessment. The Washington far away threats against Russia or China will not stopped until their own shores are threaten. Their every battle loss is actually gain for the military industrial complexes – the only well functioning GDP industry. Until their home infrastructure is damaged the Washington sinister players will continue creating conflicts.

    • Agree: annamaria
    • Replies: @Soloview
    , @Emslander
  111. chris says:
    @annamaria

    Great points in your comment.

    When I think of Blinken’s character, I keep remembering the shock I got when I thought about the whole submarine debacle with France that happened during his tenure as Secretary of State.

    Ok, so this guy lives in France a good part of his youth, speaks the language, goes to school there, knows it’s people very well, then becomes US Secretary of State, and then an issue arises which involves France, and he just stabs them in the back like he’s just following orders and neither the US nor France gets any benefit from the fact that our top diplomat knows the French like anybody since Jefferson and Franklin.

    I couldn’t give a s*** about these damned subs and hate the stupid French government, but there’s something so vile about a guy like Blinken just stabbing them in the back like that without even blinking, as it were – cold-blooded and so unbelievably stupid; only his compatriot Albright, with her 500,000 dead Iraqi children “we think the price is worth it” pathological stupidity comes close (and actually, so far, overtakes him).

    • Replies: @annamaria
  112. Antiwar7 says:

    Hmmm. The Russians went in and pacified Chechnya, they play lots of chess, they’ve been humiliated for 30 years, and they’re “more than allies” with modern China, themselves having been humiliated for over a century by the Anglosphere. I wonder how that’s going to turn out?

  113. USA (i.e. The West) vs. Russia.

    Is there an unseen synthesis to be materialized out of this dialectic? If so, Qui bono?

  114. anon[618] • Disclaimer says:

    Fine….except the very premise is totally wrong. NATO is the best thing that ever happened to Russia. It has effectively disarmed all potential European threats to Russia.
    Further, there is absolutely no way that Ukraine gets into NATO. Any of the NATO members can veto admission to a new member. France and Germany are opposed. And no country with an ongoing border dispute can be considered for membership.
    Both Putin and NATO need to interject some drama into this fake East/West conflict. Otherwise, NATO might as well pack up. What would follow is more unilateral European disarmament, followed by a resurgence in German militarism. With the usual consequences. Germany needs an excuse to rid itself of gay/green globe homo. It has been 80 years already!
    So why is Russia trying to get the US to agree not to do something which they both can’t do and don’t want to do?
    Russia has no interest in occupying Ukraine. The US has no interest in fighting for Ukraine, much less letting them into it’s clubby NATO military reenactments.
    What could make more sense than negotiations over objectives that neither side is interested in? All in the interest of reviving anachronistic military alliances. Any insight requires one to invert any and all stated positions.

  115. Anon[323] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    They will cry: Freedom ! Freedom ! Like the Republican moron on the right wing radio chants .

  116. HT says:

    Meanwhile China has completely infiltrated our country while killing nearly a million of us to date with Covid costing us trillions of dollars with not even an ounce of pushback.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  117. @Zachary Smith

    Russia doesn’t want Ukraine. It’s a basket case state on every front. Russia needs it as a buffer, but would rather help stability from outside and not be saddled with this wretched black hole for money which is all it will be as the yanks and Euros have been busy grabbing anything of value from the get go.

    The Wankers in Washington would like nothing better than to see Russia invade Ukraine. For them a propaganda victory and for Russia a millstone.

  118. Soloview says:
    @Derer

    Threatening the US shores, Russia already does with ICBMs and nuclear subs. It does not have any effect on US policy because the Americans believe themselves much more superior to Russia today than the US administrations did with the USSR in the past. Washington in 2022 has no guidance of MAD calculus to go by. Any theatrical gestures by Russia in Western hemisphere would quickly turn the tables against her. It’s not about muscle or creating some dubious “equivalency” scenarios; Russia’s responses should be asymmetrical, and focus on quick, achievable goals in the country’s near abroad which would force the US/NATO military to overextend itself if it were to respond to them.

    • Replies: @Derer
  119. Smith says:

    Let the war of words keep going on.
    USA can’t do shit.

    Even Japan’s LDP government (which is still staffed by criminals backed by CIA) is directly voicing discontent against the US troops in Okinawa and is inviting Russians over.

    The americans are gonna be kicked out, sooner or later.

  120. annamaria says:
    @Pat Kittle

    Hopefully, the kinetic component of the approaching conflict will target the ziocon “owners” of the US first and foremost.

  121. Anon[743] • Disclaimer says:
    @Levtraro

    The US has stood by and allowed Russia /Assad to engage in a holocaust against Sunni Arab Syrians. The US protects the Kurds but is good with a genocide of arab syrians. Same as in Iraq. Periodically PBS will show pictures of syrian torture prisons , mutilated and dead bodies , victims of Assad. Or Kurdish concentration camps where Kurds hold ISIS prisoners[ anySunni Arab Syrian who resists Assad is called isis]. Men, women kids are in deplorable conditions, and PBS does not object to collective punishment,as torture, lack of medical care, lack of adequate food occurs in these prisons. The Kurds admit this and the US is good with it too. PBS never raises any objection on human rights grounds.
    Years before covid existed , PBS did a segment announcing that a Syrian village was about to be bombed by Assad. Asked if the residents could be evacuated, the reporter said that because none there was vaccinated, they could not allow the residents to get asylum anywhere. Again, this was years before covid existed. There was no outbreak of any disease going on, in Syria or anywhere. But this was the rational stated on PBS about why the US and so called anti Assad nations would just stand aside and allow Assad to bomb the whole village and not allow residents to escape. Again because they were not vaccinated, was the reason given. I swear that was actually said ! “Oh well, isn’t that too bad” Judy Woodruff said. Next story. Check the pbs archives, Forget the year. When the uprisings started against Assad, a few months or a year later, I believe.The US WANTS a genocide of Sunni Arab Syrians.[ Obama was praised by the US left and the right when he did not enforce his bogus red line ultimatum]. Hence they show us images of the horrific sufferings happening there periodically as their progress report!

  122. annamaria says:
    @Derer

    “They will not stop creating conflicts whether feasible or not until they are threaten by destruction in their homeland. Russia and China know this and therefore the next major conflict will not bypass the US soil.”
    — Agree. This is the only solution. Instead of affecting the innocent populace in Eastern Europe, the RF’s and Chinese must put the major war profiteers in the crosshair. Make the war criminals and their families tremble.

    • Agree: Derer, Poupon Marx
  123. @Jon Chance

    LOL. Beijing Winter Olympics = Genocide Games. Vile Indian propaganda.

  124. Al Ross says:

    Russians are very bad people.

    They have situated their nation amidst of an array of American bases.

  125. Derer says:
    @Soloview

    “Americans believe themselves much more superior to Russia”. Hogwash, after many embarrassing military failures of their ground forces who can believe in that. USA has disastrous quality of ground forces, they are not dying for the well being of their families but for the Washington elite narcissistic fits, and that has demoralizing effect on the troops.

  126. @annamaria

    Who’s more unprincipled here: Jews supporting Nazis or Nazis accepting Jewish support?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Ned kelly
  127. Ron Unz says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Who’s more unprincipled here: Jews supporting Nazis or Nazis accepting Jewish support?

    Actually, as I noted in a 2018 article, the Nazis and the Jewish Zionists were actually quasi-allies in the years leading up to World War II:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-jews-and-nazis/

    However, back then the Jews were very much the junior partners, and in the current world situation, they clearly have the overwhelmingly senior role.

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @Derer
  128. Shpalone says:

    Crazy Russians and their sense of justice. I would not believe one word they are saying.

    Also, is it our fault that nobody wants to join Russia, that everybody wants to join NATO and the West? We arent forcing people as Russia is constantly doing it. They make allies by force, we make them by Hollywood.

  129. @Anon

    Yet another anonymous liar, probably either a Wahhabist worm, a Judeofascist jerk or an Imperial impertinence. Your lies, moronic and puerile as they are, have an insufferably arrogant tinge to them, so I’m guessing Judeofascist.

    • Replies: @Anon
  130. @HT

    Vicious. Lying. Racist. Cretin.

  131. @annamaria

    The Zionazis have been allied with European fascists in Islamophobic agitation for decades. They hate one another, as they both hate most other people, but their alliance of convenience suits them-for now.

  132. JR Foley says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Scott Morrison is a ding bat and if he wins in the upcoming election it will indeed Prove that collectively Australians are dumber than a sack of coal –West Virginian coal.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  133. @Anon

    PBS happens to be a creature of Little Georgie of Our \$orrow\$, an agent of the Rottenchild Crime Clan and their minion/gauleiter for the U\$. Amazing what dirty big money can do to what was supposed to have had been a truly public broadcasting system, an alternative to corporate spew. That outfit happens to regularly feature talking heads who are retired military moguls who work on behalf of the WarDefense Industry. The biggest player in that industry happens to be Lockheed-Martin. That corporation’s primary ownership just happens to be City of London Bank\$ters.

    Before posting on alternative sites, do please attempt to educate yourself from alternative sources, not Bernaysian propaganda mills.

    President Assad has fought courageously against the worst of the worst of Takfiri, Salafist, Wahabi and Muslim Brotherhood head-choppers and mass murderers. They have received their support from the usual sources such as the puppet regime in the Di\$trict of Corruption; MI6 on behalf of the bloody Quean and her Rottenchild overlords; the Zioni\$t \$tate in Occupied Palestine; the head-chopping Saudis and assorted Gulf dictatorships.

    • Replies: @Poupon Marx
  134. @Shpalone

    Whatever you been smokin’, it sure ain’t green and organic.

  135. Mulegino1 says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    Some suggestions for the GloboHomoShlomo hit parade:

    “Stand by your pronoun”

    “Nowhere non-binary”

    “I identify as the Walrus”

    “Last Train to Treblinka”

    “Prussian Blue Monday”

    “Pile of Blue Suede Shoes”

    ” I Wanna Steal Your Land”

    “Shekel Lane”

    • LOL: CelestiaQuesta
  136. @Shpalone

    Well thanks for taking the time to share your opinion here but now you better run along and get back to your Talmudic studies before your mommy finds out you’re at the computer again.

  137. Earlier I was wondering if there was any real news from the front lines of Ukraine. Maybe someone else will find some decent stories, but I surely couldn’t.

    So in the absence of any real information, I’m going to do a little fact-free theorizing.

    For one, it is very expensive, logistically complicated, and capability-depleting to hold this many forces (now more than 100,000 strong) in place near Ukraine. Tuesday’s deployments are by forces assigned to the Western Military District. They are normally focused on operational contingencies against NATO’s eastern flank. Their relocation is thus deleterious to Russia’s military strength along its northwestern border with NATO, a hyper-sensitive Russian concern. This degradation of NATO-focus combat potential is especially significant in terms of the relocation of the most advanced electronic warfare, air combat, air defense, and missile forces Russia possesses. These units are limited in number.

    If you’re going to have a respectable army, that army needs to be trained in realistic conditions. “Winter Quarters” is a totally obsolete concept so far as I know. These operations will also shake out any deadwood commanders, and test the winter equipment. The Russian army may be carrying out routine winter maneuvers while getting the side benefit of yanking NATO’s chain. More:

    It is also extremely cold in and around Ukraine right now (as of writing, it is 18 degrees Fahrenheit in Belgorod and Voronezh). These temperatures will contribute to the growing risk of poor morale on the part of the Russian soldiers now forward-deployed away from their homes. It will certainly not help assuage the corrosive impact on morale of endemic bullying of the junior ranks by Russian army officers and noncommissioned officers.

    This neocon author is hyperventilating about the suffering of the Russian soldiers. Notice he doesn’t mention Ukranian soldiers.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/decoding-new-russian-force-deployments-north-of-ukraine

    Ukraine has been on a downward spiral for many years. The US and others have been giving the Armed Forces there a few modern weapons, and no doubt heaps of junk which can be written off the books. But what about other supplies?

    Commissary shelves are ‘consistently empty’ customers say
    https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2022/01/14/commissary-shelves-are-consistently-empty-customers-say/

    If the US of A can’t keep the food supplies of our own Armed Forces topped off, what are the chances that the Ukrainian Army is getting anything? Very, very low, IMO.

    Ukraine’s army is underfunded, outgunned and not ready to stop a Russian invasion
    https://www.stripes.com/theaters/europe/2022-01-08/ukraine-army-is-underfunded-outgunned-4222018.html

    The Ukranian army may or may not have enough guns and bullets. But what about regular hot meals? Heated sleeping quarters? Dry boots and a supply of wool socks? The endemic corruption in Ukraine may mean the money needed for the day-to-day supplies is mostly stolen.

    The absence of real news tells me there aren’t any genuine reporters in Ukraine. Or if there are, censorship by the local Authorities and the threat of losing their CIA subsidies is causing them to keep their lips zipped until they’re provided with suitable pre-written stories.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Poupon Marx
  138. Levtraro says:
    @Anonymous

    I proved you wrong, as anyone can see, then you fell back to a weaker position. Get over it.

  139. Alfred says:
    @Alfred

    I forgot to mention that yesterday – 14th January – was the Old New Year in both Ukraine and Russia. That is why the kids were all dressed up. 🙂

    Old New Year (Wikipedia)

  140. Levtraro says:
    @Fred777

    That may seem like a good idea though it would be the behaviour of a rogue state, BUT taking out top corporate elites wouldn’t do much. Corporate elites do not run the military, political elites do. In the USA corporate elites control legislation as proved by Gilens and Page (2014) but they don’t make short-term political decisions. They pay for the careers of politicians and then after some years they get a nice ROI. That’s not the kind of dynamics where decisions to go to war are made.

  141. Levtraro says:
    @Quartermaster

    A very run-of-the-mill opinion. Here we are trying to analyze things with intelligence, critical thinking and a good dose of cynicism. Trying to see behind the headlines written by well-paid manipulators.

    You remind us of the what would a person think if that person holds no critical thinking capacity, a true follower, an accolyte.

  142. @chris

    These poor kids; like you’d have to sing on Halloween for your candy.

    Those kids don’t look poor and I doubt they’re making a collection for singing Christmas carols. Why does everything have to be about money, even kids singing? But if the supermarket is paying them something, even in candy, that’s fine.

    That nation has been reduced to poverty by Western meddling and the instability it created – there is no reason why it couldn’t be a reasonably prosperous country. I still don’t think you’d see scenes of abject poverty and homelessness, or rampant crime that poverty entails, as on some American streets.

    • Agree: chris
  143. Emslander says:
    @Derer

    This is a real question, not rhetorical:

    Would Russia be taking these positions if it didn’t believe that it is playing a good hand, militarily, against NATO?

    Just asking. I don’t know.

  144. sarz says:
    @Alfred

    The educational system has been given the Zionist makeover. It would take 20 years for a new generation of Ukrainians to learn the Russian version of WW2 and much else.

    Putin has made much of the received version of that war as a means of stoking national unity. His stance demonises National Socialist Germany, assuming the Holocaust was real and that Germany, not the USSR, was the aggressor. How far is that from the Zionist perspective you have alluded to?

    • Replies: @Alfred
  145. Anonymous[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @roberto1

    You’re very optimistic !

    Yes, the scenario is one of the optimistic ones. One of my failures is that I’ve been consistently over-optimistic for several decades, and perhaps I’m being over-optimistic in my original post (https://www.unz.com/pescobar/this-is-how-the-u-s-does-dialogue/#comment-5118012).

    Here’s why the original post is optimistic, at least according in Mackinder’s frame of geopolitics:

    1. An Oceanic power cannot stand against a united and pacified Asia. An Oceanic power can only prevail against a Continental power (as in the Napoleonic Wars) because the Continental power has to support large armies to protect itself against neighbors. The truth of that was demonstrated in WW I, when the UK tried deploying its own armies against the Central Powers. Oceanic powers can win with Marines and Continental allies, but no with armies deployed on the Continent itself.

    2. The US is an obligate Oceanic power. It can win against a divided Asia that is preoccupied with internal problems and thus unable to finance large naval and expeditionary land forces because it must have very large armies and very large internal security forces. Example: England vs. China, Opium Wars. The Oceanic power cannot win against an Asia that is peaceful internally and can therefore finance larger naval and expeditionary land forces than can the smaller Oceanic power. Example: Imperial Germany came within a hair of having naval forces superior to the UK’s during WW I.

    3. Therefore, the US long term strategic goal must be to ensure at least two contending powers on the Asian mainland. Right now you have perhaps two: PRC/CIS and Republic of India, plus various aggressively neutral powers, plus a the EU, which is a US foothold.
    The PRC has apparently classified the Republic of India as its obligate inferior militarily, and is engaged in diverting the headwaters if the subcontinent of India’s rivers to the PRC. Should that succeed, it is doubtful that Republic of India would recover in the foreseeable future.
    That would leave the PRC with no peer competitors save the EU backed by the US, and a comparatively weak CIS whose strength is in natural resources and high tech weapons. Over the mid term (say, 3 -5 decades), the CIS would become a subject ally, and the US will abandon the EU and withdraw into itself to settle internal affairs.
    This would lead to a long term (5-10 decades) defeat of the US as the PRC enough of Asia to permit construction of larger naval and expeditionary land forces than could the US, the smaller Oceanic power.

    4. Therefore: A competent geopolitical thinker would try to build an alliance countervailing that of the PRC and its subject allies, and the only one possible is that of Western Europe (for industry) and CIS (for resources and weapons). Each needs the other. Without that alliance, the PRC will eventually become the new world superpower.

    5. I would not have believed that the State Department could have competent geopolitical thinkers. However, AUKUS must have been planned and agreed upon at least when former President Trump decided to withdraw US forces in Afghanistan, and which plans were executed after the President Biden debacle made any future US influence in Eurasia very unlikely, hence maintenance of NATO impossible in the near term.** The lack of regard for NATO compared to AUKUS was demonstrated by France withdrawing its Ambassador to the US for the first time since 1776.*** These actions are consistent with encouragement of a CIS/EU (German) alliance, which, long term would divide Eurasia into two contending powers — and the world into an Oceanic power on the seas and two powers in Eurasia.

    6. Or, maybe, I’m just being overly optimistic. Perhaps we simply have a demonstration that not even the State Department can get it wrong every time.

    ** “Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have been exhausted.” W. Churchill apocryphal quote.

    *** https://thediplomat.com/2021/09/aukus-and-submarines-the-fallout-for-france/

    • Thanks: S
    • Replies: @Derer
    , @S
  146. Alfred says:
    @sarz

    His stance demonises National Socialist Germany, assuming the Holocaust was real and that Germany, not the USSR, was the aggressor. How far is that from the Zionist perspective you have alluded to?

    I never suggested that the Russian version was entirely correct. But the fact remains that a huge number of Ukrainians were fighting in the Red Army and that vast numbers of Ukrainians were killed by the Germans.

    A few weeks ago, the mayor of Kherson had a statue commemorating the defenders of Sevastopol pulled down. I can only speculate that he would have liked the Germans to remain in control of Crimea. 🙂

    That is the level of historical idiocy in today’s Ukraine.

  147. Anon[743] • Disclaimer says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    You’re the one who is brainwashed. How dare any Arabs rise up peacefully against decades long Western or Russian imposed/ supported regimes where any dissent results in torture and death! Why are these Arabs upsetting the apple cart? They must be religious fundamentalist fanatics!

    No; neither Syria or Iraq [ or Egypt today where MB originated as an anti- colonialist civil rights movement, quite fundie originally but that was the early 20th century, they’ve evolved, are fundie fanatic Muslims. Quite westernized actually. That does not mean that they don’t have brutal regimes]. The Iraqis never asked to be shocked and awed. When the US invaded and occupied, the US installed a Kurd/ Shia regime which barred Sunni Arab Iraqis from being part of the so call democracy. The US cleansed Baghdad of its Sunni Arabs. The US murdered them all. So much for human rights and equality for all.
    [I recall seeing on CNN at the start of the US invasion, an American reporter asking a young Iraqi if he was Sunni or Shia. He actually blushed and said; we’re Iraqis ; it does not matter, we don’t differentiate. The Amerikan reporter kept badgering him to declare himself Sunni or Shia! The arrogance! She was the one intent on dividing the Iraqis on religious sectarian lines. To this day Geraldo Rivera still promotes the view that Sunni Arabs are all fanatic fundamentalists when in reality Sunni Islam is not monolithic in the Arab world. It encompasses fundi fanaticism AND more enlightened beliefs and practices].

    Any resistance to this blatant persecution of Sunni Arab Iraqis was considered fundie Muslim fanaticism. The Syrians did ask for weapons or air cover to topple the decades long regime which did not allow political dissent. Does not make them fundi fanatics. Though fanatics , many ignoramuses and psychopaths from all over the world descended there to too. Though Assad /Putin and Merikans like Geraldo Rivera [ to give just one example of American attitudes which are blatantly false propaganda] will tell you it does!

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  148. Jmaie says:
    @Aksen

    In NATO negotiations with Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko. His father, KGB general Viktor Grushko, designated Stoltenberg as a recruitment object codenamed Steklov. It must be an embarrassing confrontation.

    Grushko should have leaned over and whispered, “Gosh, that Italian family at the next table sure is quiet.”

  149. Ned kelly says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Principles? What principles? So if you’re a Jew, what would be the worst, most despicable thing you could possible do? Support and fund NeoNazis in the epicenter of the Holocaust? Do you see any outrage and shame coming from the Jewish community? So what have you learned about Jews?

  150. Derer says:
    @Ron Unz

    This is quite a correct assessment of the present situation in Ukraine…in fact Zionists, grasped and control the power in Ukraine for now. This is however unstable, temporary situation since the Ukrainian, and Polish for that matter, heard of sheep is by and large antisemitic.

  151. Derer says:
    @Anonymous

    Oceanic powers can win with Marines and Continental allies, but no with armies deployed on the Continent itself.

    The problem with the oceanic power, at the present evolution of weaponry, is their “sitting duck” predicament. War is won by the ground troops, and that will not change.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  152. @annamaria

    – The two historical events an actual Ukie separatist might invoke –
    the 17th century cossack revolt and the 1941 liberation – both were very
    decidedly anti-Jewish; so either they are fake or cynical … if the latter, look
    at it this way: They have guns and they can organize – which, come to think about
    it, is 100% more than we can boast of.

  153. annamaria says:
    @chris

    Perhaps, it is the subhuman character of some aspects of Judaic education, whcih creates these monsters – shameless, obnoxious, treacherous, hateful, and hypocritical. It took the ignominy of holobiz lies to totally destroy trust in the tribe at large. The ongoing collaboration of US zionists and Ukrainian neo-Nazis is a sign of utmost indignity.

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  154. anon[519] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jon Chance

    More Modi fingers her between her two legs, more she remembers the word “genocide ” that she learned in Delhi Public School hoping oneway she will be able to live in UK or USA.

  155. @annamaria

    Nurit Peled-Elhanan, a Jewish Israeli academic, studied the racist attitudes of Jewish Israeli school text-books, noting that in not one of hundreds she examined were Arabs portrayed as ‘normal human beings’. She noted that the texts and curriculum portray Israel as necessary to prevent another Holocaust, ignore other victims of similar horrors and it ‘Nazifies Arabs’.
    She also noted that the Palestinian curriculum in the Occupied Territories was heavily censored, with references to the Nakba, Jerusalem and refugees removed, and that, as the curriculum is paid for by the World Bank and EU, it follows Israeli diktat.

  156. @Anon

    You Wahhabists are NOTHING if not psychopathic liars. The salafist attack on Syria was bloody FROM THE START. Peaceful? Bullshit! The Oded Yinon Plan stipulates that Israel will destroy all its neighbours by exacerbating Sunni vs Shia tensions, as well as tribal and ideological differences, which, undoubtedly, is from where your agit-prop emanates. Its incoherence is the give away. Sunni, Shia and Christians lived in peace in Syria until the Wahhabists, aided by Turkey, Jordan, the Saud Mafia, the UK, the USA and Israel launched their death-squad army of psychopathic butchers at the country. THAT is what you are an apologist for.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
  157. @JR Foley

    The last three elections proved the stupidity, pig ignorance and greed of the Austrayan mediocrity, as did most elections since the miracle of 1972. No country has more assiduously dug its own grave than this benighted idiocracy.

  158. JWalters says:
    @skrik

    Thanks. I hope your comment will encourage others to take a look.

  159. S says:
    @Anonymous

    An Oceanic power can only prevail against a Continental power (as in the Napoleonic Wars) because the Continental power has to support large armies to protect itself against neighbors.

    Interesting commentary.

    There was a mid 19th century US geo-political book (see comment link below) which delved deeply into this very same subject. However, it throws in the writers’ belief that the wild card of future developments in aviation technology, and US domination of the same, will give the United States a decisive edge over land armies. You might find it of some interest.

    From pgs 155-156 of the 1853 book:

    ‘It [air power] will give us the victory over Russian continentalism…American air-privateers will be down upon the Russian garrisons, to use our own expressive slang, ‘like a parcel of bricks.’

    https://www.unz.com/aanglin/kazakhstan-not-looking-real-good-frankly/#comment-5104959

  160. Anonymous[169] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘It [air power] will give us the victory over Russian continentalism…American air-privateers will be down upon the Russian garrisons, to use our own expressive slang, ‘like a parcel of bricks.’

    That’s a possibility. A few comments:

    1) The author appears to be talking about tactical air support, and possibly strategic air support in the sense of attacking command centers and supply routes. Note that this did not prove decisive in the second phase of the Korean war, which deteriorated into a war of attrition.

    2) The contemporary CIS, at least, is trying to counter Western tactical air. See: https://www.rbth.com/science-and-tech/326377-russias-most-formidable-anti-aircraft ; See: https://www.rbth.com/science-and-tech/326377-russias-most-formidable-anti-aircraft.

    3) It remains to be seen just how useful Stealth will be in tactical air. Stealth makes an aircraft expensive, and tactical air involves being near enough to the ground to identify targets, which in some cases would permit troops to shoot back and report the presence of tactical air in a specific location. See: https://man.fas.org/eprint/sad.pdf

    4) The contemporary US is trying to counter Russian anti-aircraft in several ways, including Stealth aircraft and various forms of drone swarms. See:

    ; See:

    5) Nobody knows how useful tactical air will be in future conflicts, or how useful swarms will be, because nobody ever knows. The supporting citations above are best thought of as sales pitches, or perhaps WAGs as to what might happen.

    6) Strategic bombing is not obsolete, but would very likely lead to a central war. As Orwell pointed out in _1984_, none of the existing governments wants to end civilization and their future income stream.

    So: Your point is correct. Your point amounts to saying that infantry becomes technologically obsolete (and civilian populations can be wiped out without affecting infrastructure or using neutron bombs). However — that’s a huge change. It’s hard to say what form government could take without the ability of infantry to occupy territory or security forces to protect the civil population from infiltrators.

    So I have to admit I’m baffled.

    • Replies: @Poupon Marx
  161. @DevilAdvocate

    Right. Which it has no right to do. The sole purpose is to secure control of Ukraine for ZOG International and the multinational corporations, i.e., World Economic Forum.

    The International Financial Cartels, including Western central banks, multinational corporations, and the uber wealthy families (combined assets over 3 trillion) do not control Russia or China. Russia is constantly vilified with attempts to weaken for this sole purpose.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  162. @tyrone

    Exactly. It has been opined that Biden and the Bolshevik Progressives (Bolshprogs) are creating the conditions for that to happen, and then using the FBI, CIA, US Military AND mercenaries to brutally slaughter the protesters by the multiple thousands. It will all be whitewashed, blamed on Russia and China. The Constitutional Rebellion will be characterized by the exact same actions and ideology as the Deep State-which totally controls the Democratic Party.

    It will be the a knock down drag out, winner take all. That’s what I think.

  163. Anonymous[349] • Disclaimer says:
    @Derer

    The problem with the oceanic power, at the present evolution of weaponry, is their “sitting duck” predicament.

    If you’re talking about central war, everybody is a sitting duck today. MAD still prevails for central war, and is the reason that even something like Ukraine gets people worried.

    The problem with the oceanic power, at the present evolution of weaponry, is their “sitting duck” predicament. War is won by the ground troops, and that will not change.

    a) The Oceanic power uses ground troops, but very sparingly. England won its the Napoleonic Wars largely through funding other people’s armies, and lost the US Revolution largely through trying to field and sustain an entirely British army on the US mainland. WW I showed that trying to field a large British army on the Continent risked domestic stability. The Napoleonic era British Army’s field force, according to Wellington, had enlisted ranks that were “the scum of the Earth” (https://pastnow.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/july-2-1813-wellingtons-scum-of-the-earth/), in other words, people that the UK could lose without causing a revolution at home such as the “social revolution” after WW I. (BTW — see series “Sharpe’s Rifles”, Youtube. Hokey, leaves out troop sickness, but shows the brutal and high casualty aspects of the Napoleonic Wars.

    b) Armies don’t always win wars. WW II, Pacific Theater, was won by bypassing most of the Japanese Army. The US would have been in serious trouble had it actually had to invade the Japanese Mainland. It would not have lost militarily, but would have had enough casualties to invoke a US social revolution similar to that of the Vietnam War.

    The US Navy and Marines won WW II in the Pacific, with some help from the US Army serving as an occupation force, and decisive help from the US Army Air Corps after the US Navy got off the Japanese home island shore.

    And that’s the only way an Oceanic power can win a war — use a very expensive Navy, get countries that resist the current continental hegemon to fight for the Oceanic power, and never ever every risk enough troops to cause a social revolution at home.

    The US lost Asia (1945-2020) because it tried to fight all on its lonesome, and staffed its Army with people that it could not afford to lose ( https://time.com/2938158/youth-fail-to-qualify-military-service/ ) and burned them up, either as casualties or through multiple combat tours or simply because DOD needs young people in its combat assignments, and discharges them with no or few civil skills after they are too old to get a good civil job.

    As you would imagine, these losses caused a certain amount of resentment, which was part of Trump’s election, and which is why Trump, then Biden, have been able to close Asian operations down without much resistance from the general population.

    We will see if the US is able to act as an Oceanic power. Right now, it isn’t entirely clear that the US will be able to afford the necessary Navy. OTH, China appears on the verge of a Japanese type Lost Decade (keyword: Evergrande), so maybe nobody else can afford a navy either, which would give the US time to reorganize.

    • Replies: @Derer
  164. @Wayne Lusvardi

    The driving out of the middle class and independent business persons from LA, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle – all coastal cities that could be targets in a nuclear war with China.

    Still under the impression that Chinese strategic nukes can’t reach anywhere in the United States, not merely the West Coast?

    You should update your knowledge about both the numbers (increasing massively) and ranges of the Chinese nuke arsenal.

    We probably agree on one thing though – a nuclear war with China would see both countries utterly annihilated.

  165. @Zachary Smith

    It is also extremely cold in and around Ukraine right now (as of writing, it is 18 degrees Fahrenheit in Belgorod and Voronezh). These temperatures will contribute to the growing risk of poor morale on the part of the Russian soldiers now forward-deployed away from their homes. It will certainly not help assuage the corrosive impact on morale of endemic bullying of the junior ranks by Russian army officers and noncommissioned officers.

    The Russian army and military train in the cold for the cold. Where do you think Russia is? Cold is to the Russian advantage, as it is shared by their adversary, whomever that might be. I mean men and equipment have undergone constant revision and upgrading to totally adapt to the extreme low temperatures.

    This is a military that is trained to fight in Siberia, and other worse case venues. The USA and Ukraine share a common trait: incompetence in leadership at all levels. Russia on the other hand, has the toughest, hardest, and most competent people at the top, due to almost pure Darwinian selection. You never see a Russian diplomat embarrassing himself, appearing unprepared, and prepared to dominate the situation, privately and publicly.

    It is almost a certainty, that if a conflict happens in the Ukraine, China will be giving covert and technical assistance at arm’s length. That includes satellite and communication disruption technology.

    Bye Bye American Pie.

    • Replies: @CosmicMythos
  166. @emerging majority

    George Soros publicly gave Public Buffalo Shit Radio \$100 million dollars. No strings attached; just chains.

  167. @Anonymous

    Every system has its vulnerabilities. Larger and longer range drones depend on satellites. American and NATO satellites are under 24 hour attack simulation and disruption. This is a joint operation of Russia and China. Advantage goes to R & C now and especially future. Satellites are impossible to lower vulnerability.

    Shorter range drones of any kind are-I highly suspect-are susceptible to jamming and hacking, just like the Pentagon computers and every other “secure” data base and IT system in America. None of them are virgin any more. Add to the factor of where the drones were launched. An instant fix could easily be attained and a wide area conventional bombardment would annihilate the origin.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  168. Derer says:
    @Anonymous

    First, you have to explain what is your definition of winning the war. Oceanic power inflicts terrorist-like damage only but for winning you need territorial control. People are not living on water but on surface.
    Napoleon lost at Waterloo because of mud, Hitler lost WWII because of freezing cold. US lost in Afghanistan or Vietnam because of terrain and home advantage for them.

    The Oceanic power uses ground troops,

    Yes, to deploy them for ground war and takeover. In today’s long range weaponry Russia has advantage because of its size. The hidden Siberian nuclear silos are not sitting ducks like oceanic power is and can make decisive damage before detected and destroyed.

    Anyway, let us hope that honest diplomacy, in final analysis, will prevail…however considering fake Munich or non-aggression agreements one must wonder, ooh I forgot Iran agreement or NATO non-expansion.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  169. @Poupon Marx

    Somehow you have low-balled the assets of the “uber wealthy families”. Firstly, they are properly described as the filthiest rich, as their accumulations of gelt and power were based on skullduggery and unbelievable levels of bloodshed. The word “wealthy” has a certain wisp of positive vibes. Semantically, it is not well used in this context.

    Secondly, and critically, the actual assets of the Rottenchild and Rottenfeller crime clans are a closely guarded secret. We do know that from ebullient coverage in a 1931 New York daily, John D. Rottenfeller was celebrated as America’s first Trillionaire. Project from direct assets cited at the very depth of the Depression into a heavily inflated future—like today, where first-class postage is 55 cents, as against the pre-Federal Reserve days of TWO cents.

    Finally, there’s the issue of CONTROLLED assets. Do these crime clans have majority or even plurality shares in Blackrock, Vanguard and State Street? We know they are primary owners of the “Fed”, the Bank of England, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Australia, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Octopus’ brain and central nervous system aka The Bank of International Settlements and numerous other central banks right across the globe.

    Your overall perspective is fine, just do some research on these ruling crime clans and you will be more fully on-track.

  170. @Poupon Marx

    China will be giving covert and technical assistance at arm’s length

    Covert (silent and secret) support, but probably MASSIVE assistance to Russia. These guys are allies without saying it out loud.

  171. Most recognized “experts” are nothing of the kind. They are hacks, poseurs, and hangers on. Condoleeza Rice is a good example. A so called lifetime expert on Russia, she could not predict a beet famine. She was stupid enough to ejaculate, “I never thought that anyone would fly planes into buildings like they did”, or words to that effect. White House Security Advisor.

    The fact is this: China cannot afford to let NATO and the JUSA win over Russia, or even weaken it. Every day they are driven closer together in all ways, by nature and the force of the stupidities of ZOG dominated other governments.

    I note that the President of Brazil has been invited to Russian for talks with Putin. I would do the same. The JUSA is unreliable, erratic, and in decline, across the board. This is underreported, but portends badly for the Empire. There will be more countries doing the same.

  172. Bravo, Pepe, for mocking the self-important nabobs of the US and NATO and showing the world what incompetent retards they really are.

  173. @Carlton Meyer

    https://www.jungewelt.de/artikel/418590.neuer-kalter-krieg-nato-aggression-geht-weiter.html

    Hintergrund: Russische Stützpunkte

    Es war die sensationellste von allen russischen Äußerungen im Zusammenhang mit der Verhandlungsrunde der vergangenen Woche: das laute Nachdenken von Vizeaußenminister Sergej Rjabkow, Russland könne sich veranlasst sehen, Raketen in Kuba und bzw. oder Venezuela zu stationieren.

    Wahrscheinlich war es eine leere Drohgebärde, denn was würde Russland in diesem Fall gewinnen? Einen oder zwei entfernte Außenposten, die es nicht nur militärisch zu sichern hätte, sondern auch wirtschaftlich zu versorgen. Beide Regierungen, heute politisch mit Russland befreundet, würden mit ihrer Zustimmung zu einer Stationierung russischer Waffensysteme überdies zu Objekten noch aggressiverer US-Versuche für einen Regime-Change.

    Selbstverständlich ist dies auch den Regierungen von Kuba und Venezuela bewusst. Es ist deshalb wenig wahrscheinlich, dass ein russischer Antrag, auf ihren Territorien Waffen zu stationieren, dort auf Gegenliebe stoßen würde. Beide Länder leiden schon jetzt unter US-Sanktionen, und sie wären froh, wenn sie von den USA zumindest in diesem Fall in Ruhe gelassen würden. Öl ins Feuer zu gießen wäre aus kubanischer oder venezolanischer Sicht nicht das Klügste. Auch für Russland übrigens nicht, denn es würde sich damit genau das Dilemma ins eigene Haus holen, das die USA einstweilen von einem direkten militärischen Engagement in der Ukraine abzuhalten scheint: Sterben für Havanna?

    Das wichtigste Argument aber ist, dass Russland Stützpunkte in der nördlichen oder südlichen Karibik gar nicht mehr braucht. Seit der Kuba-Krise sind auch 60 Jahre militärtechnologischer Entwicklung vergangen. Denselben militärischen Effekt – eine Bedrohung des US-Kernlands mit kurzer Vorwarnzeit – kann Russland heute mit Raketen erreichen, die von irgendwo im Atlantik oder Pazifik in sicherer Tiefe operierenden U-Booten abgefeuert würden. Die Schäden durch von Kuba aus gestarteter Raketen auf US-Boden wären gegen die angeblich vor der Serienreife stehenden Atomtorpedos der »Poseidon«-Klasse – wenn die Vorabmeldungen über ihre Möglichkeiten stimmen – eine Kleinigkeit.

    Warum also diese Spekulation Rjabkows? Sie ist ein indirekter Versuch, die russische Argumentation in Europa zu stärken. Denn wenn es zu einer solchen militärischen Zusammenarbeit mit Kuba und Venezuela käme, könnte Moskau das westliche Argument der »freien Bündniswahl jedes souveränen Staates« propagandistisch umkehren, auch wenn es ein billiger Triumph wäre. Jeder weiß ohnehin, dass der Westen seine eigenen Prinzipien bei Bedarf in die Tonne tritt. Der nächste Beweis könnte teuer erkauft sein. (rl)

    Background: Russian bases

    It was the most sensational of all Russian statements in connection with last week’s round of negotiations: Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov’s loud musings that Russia might feel compelled to station missiles in Cuba and/or Venezuela.

    It was probably an empty gesture of threat, because what would Russia gain in this case? One or two distant outposts which it would not only have to secure militarily but also to supply economically. Both governments, now political friends with Russia, would also become the objects of even more aggressive US attempts at regime change if they agreed to deploy Russian weapons systems.

    Of course, the governments of Cuba and Venezuela are also aware of this. It is therefore unlikely that a Russian proposal to station weapons on their territories would be welcomed there. Both countries are already suffering from US sanctions, and they would be happy if the US left them alone, at least in this case. Adding fuel to the fire would not be the wisest thing from a Cuban or Venezuelan point of view. Incidentally, not for Russia either, because that would bring the very dilemma that seems to be keeping the USA from direct military engagement in Ukraine into its own house: Dying for Havana?

    But the most important argument is that Russia no longer needs bases in the northern or southern Caribbean. 60 years of military technological development have also passed since the Cuban Missile Crisis. The same military effect – a threat to the US heartland with little warning – can be achieved by Russia today with missiles launched from submarines operating at safe depths somewhere in the Atlantic or Pacific. The damage caused by missiles launched from Cuba on US soil would be a trifle compared to the Poseidon-class nuclear torpedoes, which are said to be nearing production maturity – if the advance reports about their possibilities are correct.

    So why Ryabkov’s speculation? It is an indirect attempt to strengthen Russian arguments in Europe. For if such military cooperation with Cuba and Venezuela came about, Moscow could propaganda reverse the Western argument of “every sovereign state free to choose its alliances,” even if it were a cheap triumph. Everyone knows anyway that the West throws its own principles in the bin when necessary. The next proof could be dearly bought. (rl)

  174. Will left Cuba help the JewSA on to the right way?
    To heal the Jew’s Nato bully maybe it takes
    Tsyrkon; 300-400 kg nuclear head, (re. 15,000 kt TNT), delivery speed: Mach 7 – 8 (9 878 km/h)

    Straight line flight distance from 

    Cuba – Washington Dicks 1,176.39 mi (1,893.22 km); ca. 12 minutes
    Cuba – Jew-Yolk-City: 1,332.29 mi (2,144.12 km); ca. 13 minutes

    Cuba – Miami Bitch 264.72 mi (426.02 km); 2 minutes, 59 seconds

    With love from Russia (i.e. the eastern chapter of the thieves in the law), stationed in Cuba if Jewmerica (i.e. the western chapter of the thieves in the law) keeps it up?

    War needs to be taken back to its origins; the Eastcoast.

  175. Smith says:

    Unz has become so bad.
    The latest news is the american practically engineering a Russian-Ukraine war and what do I find in Unz’s front page?

    Oh yes, MORE american politics bullshit.

  176. Anonymous[189] • Disclaimer says:
    @Derer

    I haven’t quite described the scenario correctly.

    1. The Oceanic power (the British Empire or AUKUS) cannot so much as attempt to win a land war against a peer Continental power using its own Army or Marines. The Oceanic power’s greatest achievable objective is to remain independent of any and all Continental countries. For the British Empire, the Continental power was France. For AUKUS, the Continental power just now is China or the USSR or possibly India or any of the Islamic countries. The EU is not a Continental power, having adopted the battle slogan “We surrender!” This same slogan will eventually ally them with the CIS after AUKUS unmistakably abandons NATO.

    2.

    Napoleon lost at Waterloo because of mud, Hitler lost WWII because of freezing cold. US lost in Afghanistan or Vietnam because of terrain and home advantage for them.

    Napoleon lost at Waterloo because he could not transport land forces across the Channel, and because the UK not only financed most of the opponents to the French Empire, but also continued a trade across the English Channel that generated the money to pay the French Empire’s enemies. The trade was driven by the lower manufacturing costs of many English goods and the high cost imposed on French Empire transport by the UK’s blockade. The British Empire only landed one modestly sized expeditionary force on the Continent, and that force was at the ragged end of the French Empire’s supply line and in territory strongly hostile to the French Empire.
    By the time the pivotal battles were fought, the French Empire was exhausted, drafting young adolescents for troops.

    Similar with Hitler. Oceanic powers shipped the USSR much of the raw material needed by USSR’s industries, and sent considerable manufactured goods and food. (See: _Stalin’s War_, McMeekin for a recent look at that. The volume sent by the US was astonishingly large.). Oceanic powers also prevented Third Reich seaboard trade and greatly diminished Third Reich anti-merchant shipping effectiveness.
    The Third Reich found itself with enemies that did not surrender and resource starvation for its own forces. Even with greatly more effective individual soldiers than their enemies, the Third Reich was eventually defeated by attrition — much as was the French Empire.
    The US lost in Vietnam because it attempted to fight on the Asian continent against an enemy with secure supply lines, and to do the fighting with US troops. The US was defeated by a voter revolt back home. If the US could not find allies to do the bulk of the fighting, it should not have fought. The same thing could be said about the Korean war (which, coming soon after WW II, drafted many small business owners in the US and more or less eliminated small business as a serious political influence in the United States).
    The US intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan failed for similar reasons. The US eventually withdrew from Iraq. For about the past decade, the US has (after trying to use Special Forces of various sorts to achieve strategic goal) been using mercenaries for almost all combat contacts in Afghanistan, and has recently withdrawn all US forces from Afghanistan.

    Continental powers win or lose with troops. Oceanic powers retain their independence against Continental power with ships. The division of Asia into two parts means that the Oceanic power can encourage the two to fight each other, rather than trying to conquer the Oceanic power. That’s all it means.

    The Oceanic power can’t prevail against a single Continental power that occupied all of Eurasia. The Cold War nightmare was that the USSR would unite all Asia under Communism, then take the Oceanic US. A CIS / PRC alliance that included Europe would be another version of the Cold War nightmare, and the reason for AUKUS.

    It is possible that the US is feeding Europe to the CIS to ensure that Asia retains at least two Continental powers. It’s consistent with previous State Department attempts at geopolitics, including the Bush invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.

  177. Anonymous[189] • Disclaimer says:
    @Poupon Marx

    Every system has its vulnerabilities

    Quite so. Combat systems are seldom what the sales people claim. Actual deployment and use always gives surprising results. And sometimes even a preview of what contemporary weapons systems can do to combat is resolutely ignored. Here’s an example of what barbed wire, artillery, and machine guns can do. This example happened a good decade before 1914. The European powers noted that Imperial Japan had won, but did not note the Imperial casualties casualties that victory cost.

    Drone swarms are a potentially decisive weapon. You point out one of their weak points — their electronics. Another is simple battery capacity. With current battery physics, you would need a motor-generator on each drone to make a persistent swarm. Also, anything that would destroy all electronics over a wide volume of space would destroy the drone swarm’s effectiveness.

    As for computers — compare the computer software of even the old Next system with today’s software. What you see is software that is a virtual sheet of paper, a virtual High School slam book and gossip center, a virtual Socialist street rally (complete with goons), a virtual neighborhood “for sale” bulletin board, a virtual Sears Roebuck catalog, a virtual movie theater, etc. The possibilities of a virtual environment as described in, say, Vinge’s _Rainbows End_ are just starting to be touched in Zuckerberg’s Metaverse, where they might well die, the big Z’s contempt for his customers’ health and welfare being well known.

    Same sort of thing with combat systems, although some work looks promising:

    It would surprise me little if some enterprising enemy started using infantry delieverd local area effect EMP weapons routinely, reducing actual front line capabilities to those of about 1904.

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