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As has frequently been the case in America’s recent wars, in Ukraine a largely hidden clandestine conflict is paralleling the actual fighting on the ground. One should assume that a variety of western spies using various kinds of cover are operating at all levels as well as in adjacent areas in Poland and the Baltic states. The Russians certainly have their own informants inside the Ukrainian government itself and Kiev has proven itself capable of carrying out so-called covert actions in Moscow, to include the car bombing assassination of Darya Dugin on August 20th. At the same time, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Britain’s MI-6 are known to be working assiduously to collect information that suggest vulnerabilities in the Russian offensive capabilities while also seeking to identify those potentially recruitable individuals who do not support President Vladimir Putin’s intervention to liberate Donbas. The activities of spies and the agents that they direct should be considered a major part of the overall war effort by both sides.

Recently there have been some interesting articles revealing what some of the spies and their political masters have been up to over the past six months. Bear in mind, however, that the business of spying is 50% dissimulation to conceal what is actually taking place, so what the various intelligence services have been revealing is more than likely to include at least some deliberate misdirection. One recalls how in February 1981 Bill Casey, the new CIA Director appointed by President Ronald Reagan, famously quipped “We’ll know our Disinformation Program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

If the quote is accurate, Casey would probably be delighted to see the massive propaganda effort carried out by the Joe Biden White House to initiate and sustain a proxy war against Russia that was completely avoidable and serves no national interest beyond testing how one can restart the Cold War complete with threats of nuclear annihilation. And one should observe that Casey might well have been delivering a subtler message within his apparently off-the-cuff comment. He might have been suggesting that no one should trust anything coming out of the mouth of a high government official, particularly if that official is an intelligence officer.

With that in mind, it was interesting to read an account of some recent remarks delivered in London by the head of MI-5, Ken McCallum. McCallum is no fool and his comments clearly were intended on one level to reinforce the message that the British government is taking good care of national security. In other words, he intended to spin a narrative that would reassure a public that has become increasingly concerned over the course of the Ukraine war and the possible painful consequences derived from British direct involvement in it.

What McCallum is selling is a suggestion that the Ukraine war is actually good for national security because it has enabled the expulsion of hundreds of Russian intelligence officers all over Europe. CNN’s story on MI-5’s annual assessment of the state of Britain’s security describes how the Kremlin’s “…ability to spy in Europe has been dealt the ‘most significant strategic blow’ in recent history after coordinated expulsions of [Russian] diplomats since the invasion of Ukraine, with a hundred diplomatic visa requests refused in the UK alone in recent years.”

McCallum stated that in this year alone 600 Russians officials had been expelled from Europe, 400 of whom were considered to be intelligence officers under cover. He expanded on the details in additional comments after his speech how “We’ve continued to work intensively to make the UK the hardest possible operating environment for Russian covert action. In the UK’s case, since our removal for 23 Russian spies posing as diplomats, we have refused on national security grounds over 100 diplomatic visa applications … the serious point is that the UK must be ready for Russian aggression for years to come.”

What does it all mean? McCallum explained how there has been “a very, very large dent in [Russian intelligence capabilities] across Europe. Since counter-intelligence information is shared throughout NATO it’s not easy for the Russians to cross post [one officer] expelled from country A to Country D… I hope what will continue to be true is that a very large volume of trained, experienced Russian intelligence talent, if I can use that term, will be of far less utility [in] the world for many years to come.”

McCallum concluded his address with some obligatory comments on the threats coming from adversaries like Iran and China. The MI5 tale presumably warmed the hearts of each and every American neocon hoping for some good news for Hanukkah, but there is something big that is missing from the Russia story. That would be that mass expulsions of Russian diplomats and “spies” clearly began long before the Ukraine war was a twinkle in Volodymyr Zelensky’s eye, so it would seem that MI-5 and NATO were planning something well in advance, which is certainly interesting. But more important, is the fact that expulsion of diplomats is reciprocal, meaning that what is being done to the Russians is served up in return by Moscow, which has also been expelling suspected foreign intelligence officers and refusing to accept the credentials of many individuals submitted to the Foreign Ministry as replacements. That means that reducing Russia’s ability to spy through its diplomatic and trade missions also results in reducing your own capabilities.

I do not know if western intelligence has penetrated the Kremlin by recruiting one or more Russian officials within the inner circle of Vladimir Putin’s government, but I would assume that to be the case. Spies at that level are routinely given secure electronic means of communicating with their American or British intelligence handlers, but every case officer knows that the ability to meet personally, even fleetingly in Moscow, produces vastly more directed intelligence than exchanging texts electronically. The Russians are surely aware of that just as they more-or-less know who the diplomat-spies in their midst are. Kick them all out and what do you have left? Which is why the boasting by McCallum reflects something of a Pyrrhic victory at best.

There are other indications that western intelligence is seeking new sources of information, and it is being reported on by the Russians themselves. To be sure, there have been numerous stories in the western media regarding discontent among ordinary Russians over the war, to include suggestions that some senior Putin advisers and military officers have also become highly critical of developments. These stories, leaked from western governments hostile to Russia, may or may not be true, though domestic Russian opinion polls indicate that Putin’s favorability rating continues to be over 70%.

Russia Today (RT), the state-owned media outlet, reports that the CIA is stepping up its efforts to recruit the presumably disgruntled Russians. Relying on coverage of a recent “CIA at 75” event held at George Mason University in Virginia, RT quotes the Agency’s Deputy Director for Operations David Marlowe, who told a “select audience” that CIA officers abroad have recently been engaged in a major effort to exploit “fertile ground” to recruit Russian agents from “among disgruntled military officers, oligarchs who have seen their fortunes thinned by sanctions, and businesspeople and others who have fled the country.”

Marlowe elaborated how it works, saying “We’re looking around the world for Russians who are as disgusted with [the conflict in Ukraine] as we are. Because we’re open for business.” Marlowe did not explain how dissident Russians who have fled the country will be able to provide useful intelligence information on decision making in the Kremlin, but perhaps he is being optimistic. Russia has in fact denounced several overt attempts to recruit its remaining diplomats and military attaches in Europe and the US using what are referred to as “cold pitches,” where someone approaches a target on the street or in a social setting and offers money or other inducements in return for information. Russian reports indicate that American officers have been hanging around Russian Embassies passing out to those leaving or entering the building cards with phone numbers to contact the FBI and CIA. Inevitably, cold pitches very rarely work because even if the target were so inclined, he or she would have to consider the possibility that his or her own loyalty was being tested by the agency that he or she works for.

So, there is a certain inconsistency in McCallum and Marlowe, representing MI-5 and CIA respectively, claiming that they are winning the secret war against Russia by expelling their potential targets to make them go back home to Moscow while at the same time increasing their own efforts to recruit those very people that they just kicked out. Well, espionage is a profession like no other, and what is playing out now in and around and regarding Ukraine tends to prove that axiom. But bear in mind that the CIA is now “open for business.”

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is [email protected].

 
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  1. A not very informative essay by a former CIAgent. This diplomat expulsion wave by both sides was related to intel concerns and not very difficult to assume.

    One expects these sorts of things when there is a war of civilizations, particularly when one party to the conflict has had a history of attempting to destroy the other in order to gobble up potentially profitable resources should their opponents not be able and prepared to defend themselves; while the other side is consequently operating from a level of existential angst.

  2. RobinG says:

    When they’re not dissimulating, they’re disinforming…

    Head of British spy agency is very clear: ‘We launched a huge anti-Russia propaganda campaign before the war. It had no effect on Russian popular opinion. It had no effect in the rest of the world. But it was highly succssful in the NATO countries’.

    Lucy Komisar recently gave a fantastic interview about Bill Browder. If you’ve been dismayed (as I have) by how few people know about Browder, or -worse yet- know but can’t seem to appreciate the significance, you may get some relief by showing them this. (I liked the video, but Regis also wrote a summary.)

    Lucy calls the Magnitsky Act the “first pillar of Russiagate.” It’s also been called the “opening salvo of the New Cold War.” Either way, now that a hot war rages, it’s worth pointing out that a savage economic war was waged against Russia from the moment the USSR collapsed. Browder and his ilk were the early spoilers.

    Regis Tremblay interview with Lucy is a primer on the Browder hoax
    https://www.thekomisarscoop.com/2022/12/regis-tremblay-interview-with-lucy-is-a-primer-on-the-browder-hoax/

    • Agree: chris
    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski, Ulf Thorsen
  3. paulo says:

    It has become obvious that the “West” cannot properly function without a good old fashionned Cold War .
    Loved those Le Carré’s novels .
    “The Spy who came in from the Cold ” rightly deserves the Best Title Award of All Time

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Replies: @Zane
  4. Author Joseph Trento interviewed James Angleton for his book, Secret History of the CIA (2001):

    “Within the confines of (Angleton’s) remarkable life were most of America’s secrets. “You know how I got to be in charge of counterintelligence? I agreed not to polygraph or require detailed background checks on Allen Dulles and 60 of his closest friends… They were afraid that their own business dealings with Hitler’s pals would come out. They were too arrogant to believe that the Russians would discover it all. . . . You know, the CIA got tens of thousands of brave people killed. . . We played with lives as if we owned them. We gave false hope. We – I – so misjudged what happened.”

    I asked the dying man how it all went so wrong.

    With no emotion in his voice, but with his hand trembling, Angleton replied: “Fundamentally, the founding fathers of U.S. intelligence were liars. The better you lied and the more you betrayed, the more likely you would be promoted. These people attracted and promoted each other. Outside of their duplicity, the only thing they had in common was a desire for absolute power. I did things that, in looking back on my life, I regret. But I was part of it and I loved being in it… Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, Carmel Offie, and Frank Wisner were the grand masters. If you were in a room with them you were in a room full of people that you had to believe would deservedly end up in hell.” Angleton slowly sipped his tea and then said, “I guess I will see them there soon.”’

    • Thanks: Realist
    • Replies: @JWalters
    , @RobinG
  5. Zedal says:

    As much as I wish Russia would win this and would establish a war crimes tribunal for all involved western leaders, the reality might turn out to be sadly opposite.

    Russia is at a dangerous strategic disadvantage. They don’t want to occupy the whole Ukraine. They know if they did they would have hard time keeping it under control. They only want to keep areas inhabited by Russians.

    This allows western enemy to send in all kinds of weapons that can and will inflict damage on Russian held areas. This will continue indefinitely as NATO handlers are not interested in any kind of truce. They will continue killing Russian troops and civilians until there is no one left alive.

    Add to that that Russian people don’t appear very motivated to go to war and fight.
    Those seeking destruction of Russia are cunning, evil, they control the flow of information, money weapons and power and they will sacrifice anyone and anything outside of their inner circles to achieve their goals.
    Russian strategists have underestimated the zeal of their enemy and their desire to harm them.

  6. The only thing for which spies are needed nowadays is industrial espionage. To gather information about policies, one only needs a daily review of Western MSM to figure out what the cabal is up to. As for subversion, given the state of confusion about everything, disorganisation, submission and apathy of the Western public, how much more can you really subvert it? In summary, the expulsion of Russian “spies” by the West is a great excuse for Russia to crack down at home on Western subversion. If I were Russian, I don’t think I’d tire of “losing” to the West anytime soon.

    • Agree: A. Clifton, ld
    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  7. chris says:

    Against the trend of restricting Russian clandestine activities in the west, I would assume the Russians are benefiting from volunteers from the west who are disgusted with their own government’s actions.

    The west of course also greatly benefits from the fact that the Western countries are all sending spies to Russia (coordinated by the US) while their own spies in those secondary Western allied countries probably don’t yield any important information.

    But when I hear preposterous stories like the recent one about 100k dead Russian soldiers (I think the SMO had only used some 200k soldiers), I have to think that once the west has insulated itself from Russian (or non-coordinated) media, the ‘intelligence [sic] community’ can plant any story in Western press they want in order to ‘demonstrate’ their own progress.

    Which is kind of like the corollary to Casey’s comment, that ‘’we’ll’ have succeed in our mission when everything people believe [about our own operations] is false.’

  8. “McCallum is no fool…” in fooling people and subsequently himself?

    The remnants of Germany are lucky to have 5 million Russian immigrants…
    E.g.: In Munich most “German” engineering students are Russians.
    In an area the violent occupiers call “East-Germany”, containing ca. 20 million people, well over 50 % are regularly tested “Russia positive”. Russia itself harbours almost half a million German backgrounders.

    So, there are millions of “Russian agents” versus 155.000 American suckers in 119 bases on the German remnants. I have a dream: Russia arming all those “Russian agents” and savagely, most savagely, killing off 155.000 US Army rats plus overlords and traitors.

    • Thanks: Joe Levantine
  9. The longer American scum with the help of “German” lackeys sabotage Russia the more the resistance against Jewmerica will grow. Greeks and Italians have already attacked trains and ships with American skunk. It is good, very good! A day will come, when not a single American will be able to be in Europe. All ties to America and Israhell will be totally cut. Hostility and racism will swing to the other extreme. That will be the day…(only Buddy Holly may stay).

    • Agree: JR Foley
  10. @Carlton Meyer

    What a Valentine… what a cuckhead..
    Nazi…fascist…Nazi…fascist…regurgitating third hand “info” – narratives – without having a real clue.
    He neither knows what a Nazi is nor what fascism is and fascism is a far more complicated term/subject than “Nazi”;
    Who would that Valentine be without all the Jewmerican loot from “Nazis…fascists…Nazis…fascists…”?

    • Agree: Curmudgeon
    • Replies: @Joe Wong
  11. Brosi says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Douglas Valentine says that the US occupies Ukraine. This is true, and the handover was documented by the Victoria Nuland in her “Fuck the EU” phone call to Pyatt in 2014. But Valentine discredits himself with all his ranting about Nazis, Nazi scientists and Fascists. These idiotic pejoratives have lost all their meanings when Ukrainian “Nazis” are lead by Jews who want to make Ukraine like “greater Israel”.

    But how could Russia fold so easily on the Maidan coup, and why Putin did help get Yanukovich to abdicate? Later, why did the US/UK/EU/Ukraine allow Russia to simply grab Crimea with her privatized mercenary forces?

    Then we have the entire Minsk accord spectacle where Merkel has made clear, and Hollande has confirmed, that it was all one giant show. After the Maidan coup and after the antics of the EU and US surrounding the Ukrainian downing of MH17, there is no way that a 5d chess player like Putin would let himself get suckered by sweet lies made during Minsk I and Minsk II.

    The Jews are preparing another land grab, this time Ukraine instead of Palestine, and just as with their last one, Jews are trying to prepare the battlefield so that after all is said and done that they are the “victims”, and that they are owed all this land because of anti-semitic persecution. So Jews need Russians and Ukrainians to mutually ethnically cleanse each other, and Jews need some kind of unique “Holocaust” style event to crown the entire swindle.

    • Agree: Cking
    • Thanks: Zane
    • Replies: @brostoevsky
  12. Anonymous[180] • Disclaimer says:

    If you were in a room with them you were in a room full of people that you had to believe would deservedly end up in hell.” Angleton slowly sipped his tea and then said, “I guess I will see them there soon.”’

    If anyone really believed in the truth of a statement like that and really comprehended what it entails he or she would go insane from fear and panic. It seems that many (most?) Western government officials and intelligence and military operatives couldn’t care less about facing judgment and eternity after this life. But who knows?

  13. The pattern of history points to our fate – nuclear annihilation. Every empire has eventually faced the war it was trying to avoid. That, it appears, means WW III as well.
    https://patternofhistory.wordpress.com/

  14. @Brosi

    I don’t honestly believe that Putin was dupped by Minsk 1 & 2. He no doubt knew it was a ruse all along. They gave him time to prepare the Russian economy for the economic war unleashed after Feb 24 and ready the Military Industrial Complex in Russia. The West’s betrayal gives him more leverage and power at home as he can protray Russia as a victim of Western lies. He’s an incredibly skilled statesman that’s for sure. The Kremlin has their secrets and backdoor channels for information.

    • Replies: @Brosi
    , @InnerCynic
  15. @Carlton Meyer

    Not this time. While I viewed withhreat interest the interview of Dr Aseem Malhotra by Tucker Carlson that you posted on Ron’s recent article thread you have picked a phony this time in Doug Valentine. See e.g. xxxhttps://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/2phhq9/how_accurate_is_douglas_valentines_account_of_the/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=2&utm_content=share_button

  16. @RobinG

    Browder and his ilk were the early spoilers.

    That is enough to prove your comment worthless so I won’t waste time on your Lucy Komisar link.

    Hint…
    Just try finding out when Browder began his business career and what the nature of it was in Russia.

  17. I’ll grant that an isolationist case might be made that the US had no interest in upholding the security of a sovereign nation against Russia’s unlawful aggression. But now that it is committed to helping Ukraine defend itself to the point of some kind of defeat of Russia can you now, starting with where we are
    1. Agree that allowing Ukraine to be defeated would radically weaken US standing in the world, as an ally, and as a country whose strength and willingness to use it has to be taken seriously?
    2. That the defeat of an autocracy like Putin’s, especially one that is nuclear armed, and any hyper nationalist replacement in an aggressive war against a neighbour is desirable? If not, what alternative do you prefer?

  18. Zane says:
    @paulo

    Vladimir Putin has put the Cold War in the microwave. 😃

    • LOL: Judd
    • Replies: @Jim H
    , @Judd
  19. anonymous[168] • Disclaimer says:

    One big war-related NATO intel operation recently, was the orchestrated ‘Qatargate’ attack to demolish the credibility of the European Parliament, whose 700-plus members had included too many loose cannons denouncing corruption, the Ukraine war, et cetera.

    Tho most EU Parliament members are oily establishment todies, there were always 150 or more rogue members who have been able to use the EU Parliament platform to make rousing dissident speeches, in turn going viral on YouTube, Twitter etc. The European Parliament was where Nigel Farage was able to launch and maintain the momentum that led to Brexit, for example.

    In the current Ukraine crisis, the EU Parliament threatened to become a major impediment to the German-American war dictatorship of the EU, led by ‘Yes, my husband is in the covid vaccine business’, utterly corrupt (and likely CIA-blackmailed) Ursula von der Leyen. Von der Leyen has been promoting both the anti-Russia war, and the EU’s economic destruction, exactly as a blackmailed CIA asset would do.

    The arrests of Parliament members and others by Belgian officials – acting on NATO’s behest – for ‘taking bribes from Qataris’, is an operation claiming to be concerned with ‘ethics’ but that is obviously bullshite:
    https://southfront.org/german-elites-eu-crimes-to-promote-war-on-russia-wreck-eu/

    Plenty of others buy influence at the EU Parliament – George Soros etc – and are untouched. The Belgian government itself is steeped in corruption, as are Von der Leyen and Belgian EU Commissioner Didier Reynders at the EU Commission itself, the Von der Leyen Commission and Belgian ministers apparently having a mutual-corruption ‘deal’ … Belgian ministers can violate all EU laws, seek bribes etc … and Belgian police/prosecutors avoid Brussels EU Commission offices where they have jurisdiction.

    It seems, the Qataris were watched by NATO and allowed to obtain influence in their ‘simpler’ Middle Eastern style, this was then used as the pretext to wreck the EU Parliament, now on the verge of being abolished … centering EU control back into the hands of toady Germans, led by CIA asset Ursula von der Leyen.

    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @Joe Levantine
  20. Anon[106] • Disclaimer says:

    All sides lying and gaslighting one another and each others’ populaces via media assets. False flag operations also.

    Not a formula for “peace, love, and understanding” with apologies to Elvis Costello.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  21. Judd says:

    speaking of spies, the Jew Victor Rothschild, part of the Cambridge Five Spy ring, was a communist spy who operated from 1935 and 1965 and had access to British MI 1-5, MI6, and the Foreign office.

    This ring had access to the highest secrets of UK/US/NATO and passed it to the USSR, including advanced designs for atomic weapons and other advanced weapons systems.

    Nathaniel Meyer Victor Rothschild (died 1980) was the 3rd Baron Rothschild, the head of the world’s richest dynasty which controls The City of London, and the Bank of England, this guy, was a communist spy, his handler was Col. Yuri Modin who said this Jew was key in penetrating MI6 and the foreign office because he had the contacts.

    Victor knew Winston; they were close buddies to such an extent, that Stalin knew of important information as much as Churchill did, often even before the British high command.

    According to his KGB handler Col. Modin, Rothschild was key in getting the Soviets to back the establishment of the state of Israel.

    Author Roland Perry wrote about this in his book The Fifth Man

    http://libgen.st/book/index.php?md5=0B5EB19A3BCC7C81EDF8391398F378D5

  22. @Zedal

    The Atlanticists spend and are willing to spend more (funny) money on hired mercenaries than the Russians can spend legitimate money on domestic troops. If they keep their economy grounded in real assets, we will out spend them. If we don’t, we lose. That’s what is meant by Biden when he says we’re in this until we win. We can print more phony money than they can produce real wealth. (((We’ve))) been doing this since the 1970’s. Every roll of the dice is all or nothing, which is why our leaders have such a desperate ruthlessness about them. If your survival depends upon the perpetration of a deadly scam, then every bit of truth threatens to expose your scheme and is an all or nothing threat. Suppression of such threats then appears to you as both necessary and completely justified–after all, those b*stards are trying to ruin you” and that for “no reason at all”.

    • Agree: BlackFlag
    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    , @Realist
  23. Brosi says:
    @brostoevsky

    They gave him time to prepare the Russian economy for the economic war unleashed after Feb 24 and ready the Military Industrial Complex in Russia.

    That is one plausible explanation. Putin knew they were double dealing, but he needed time. So he let Russia continue on the same path until he ultimately sacrificed so many oligarchs and even billions in Russian investments and all their foreign exchange reserves. Now Putin even has Finland and Sweden joining Nato and color revolutions flairing up across Asia.

    Another possible explanation is that Putin, like Zelensky, Biden and Macron, takes his orders from the Rabbinical councils of Chabad Lubbowitz.

    • Agree: Judd
  24. Wokechoke says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Biden has been clever enough not to send an expeditionary force into Ukraine so far.

    • Replies: @Decoy
    , @John Johnson
  25. (((BlackRock))) to Take (((Zelenskyy’s))) Panhandling Act to the Next Level.
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/blackrock-take-zelenskyy-panhandling-act-next-level/5803313

    (((BlackRock))) Says Ukraine Invasion “Accelerates” ESG and Digital Currencies Shift.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/blackrocks-fink-says-ukraine-invasion-accelerates-esg-and-digital-currencies-shift

    • Replies: @true.enough
  26. Cking says:

    I remember the MSM headlines, from out-of-nowhere, Obama ordered the whole Russian Embassy closed, 35 people expelled for ‘interfering in the 2016 presidential election’. This Ukraine debacle was started in the Obama Administration and it’s at the bottom of the DNC/MSM driven 2020 coup that ousted President Trump from office.

    A great psyop exists; It started in earnest, in the $5 billion dollar coup at the Maidan Uprising. We’re missing Israel’s plan to plant its’ flag in the Ukraine for the realization of Greater Israel and how and why the United States would place its’ $Trillion dollar msm/disinformation/espionage/war machine at her disposal. Who is really benefitting when Russia liquidates the billionaires’ nazi battalions?

    In the meantime, the US/Mexico border is an out and out national security crisis that if not stopped immediately, will fulfill the Globalists’ plan to partition the United States of America and not a peep from our stalwart anti-communist patriots in the CIA, FBI, DOJ, Congress, State Dept., Executive, MSM, etc. I don’t believe the ‘patriots’ are anti-communist since Bolshevist political policy and action not only informs their executives, it appears on Main St. in ‘we’ll burn it down’ ANTIFA riots. Bolshevism gushes from the local district attorney’s office, any city council, the school board, the Teachers Union, etc. The DOJ Director, Garland sends the FBI to monitor parent and teachers meetings for thought and speech crimes; speech meant to protect their children and confront the irrationalism of Woke diktats. People have been arrested to intimidate everyone through strong arm tactics and the perception of state terrorism.

    And still the American people will not believe the 2020 Election was rigged, or the 2022 midterms for that matter? As if the American people are comfortable with the Woke state of the state. That’s what the MSM tell us. Most people are still unaware of the Opium War conducted against the nation, your child, your husband, your wife, the boss, the school teacher, the banking system, etc. The Covid Vaxx War releasing poison into the population has yet to be recognized. The Billionaires’ Rebellion and War against America and the Main St. economy, orders Congress to deploy 87,000 armed IRS agents into the Land of the Free, to sniff out tax cheats among the gig workers and small business community. Yet allocating $Trillions of dollars for the ‘fools gold’ that is crypto does not beg the question; ‘do the 1 or 2 percenters, the unlimited bailout, Wall St. cabal, the trading houses, and their magic money mavericks know how to allocate the investment of $Trillions of dollars of America’s investment capital? In this disintegrating economy they are responsible for, obviously, they do not.

    The Great Reset is covering up the Derivative Trade’s hopeless rectification; and we’re to pay for it, hopeless as it is; So much for the masters of the universe. The whole multi level, multi flank, multi issue, warfare offensive was made possible, imho, by the Epstein pedo files. I’ve read Netanyahu has the goods on anyone who matters, in the Congress, in the government on any level, and leaders of most western governments.

    It’s one psyop after another, one on top of the other. The American people are overloaded, overwhelmed, with what we can recognize and comprehend. And only the reorganization of the government and the Fed/Wall St. system can begin the national priority, the stabilization of the United States; and it starts with the renunciation of war, the reform of the monetary, financial, debt based system, that can only wage war, and the termination of the DNC/Democratic/MSM political power platform.

    • Replies: @Judd
    , @Anonymous
  27. Z-man says:
    @anonymous

    Thanks.
    What happened to the ‘great Scott’ George Galloway? He was a leading voice against the Zionist Entity and it would be nice to hear his comments on his country’s shenanigans against Russia 🇷🇺
    I believe he was a member of the EU parliament once.
    Maybe he was warned to… ‘Beware the Power of The Cabal’.

    • Replies: @KantExplain
  28. @ThreeCranes

    Whut? – Are you intentionally channeling the weird inside/sight of the Neocon’s heads?
    You do?
    I see.

  29. Judd says:
    @Cking

    nothing less than full decapitation is needed; 535 +9 and their staffs and families – this is a minimum.

    then burn the national security council, the dod, the executive office of the president of the united states, dea, atf, fbi, cia, fda, cdc; any registered foreign agent; organizations such as AIPAC or the Chamber of Commerce or FINRA, all holders of dual or multiple nationality should be given one chance to pick one nationality, basically all of it is rotten to the core and needs to come down. the looting and lying must stop.

    • Replies: @Judd
  30. sally says:
    @Zedal

    the serious point is that the UK must be ready for Russian aggression for years to come

    IMO if UK were not deeply involved in Ukraine politics and anti-Russian espionage activities; Russia would have no problem occupying all of Ukraine.

  31. geokat62 says:

    “We’ve continued to work intensively to make the UK the hardest possible operating environment for Russian covert action. In the UK’s case, since our removal for 23 Russian spies posing as diplomats, we have refused on national security grounds over 100 diplomatic visa applications … the serious point is that the UK must be ready for Russian aggression for years to come.”

    If the UK is really concerned about stopping aggression by a foreign power, they need to start focusing on the foreign lobby that has completely infiltrated their government and their political system…

    • Agree: ld
    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
  32. Judd says:
    @Judd

    how could I ever forget the IRS and the Federal reserve and of course the doj, shame shame, but I figured they’re a given and not an exhaustive list by any means.

  33. Anonymous[180] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cking

    This Ukraine debacle was started in the Obama Administration and it’s at the bottom of the DNC/MSM driven 2020 coup that ousted President Trump from office.

    And Trump’s impeachment based on a phone call to Zelensky in July 2019 in which Trump is alleged to hint that there might be a Congressionally-approved $400 million military aid package to Ukraine if Ukraine doesn’t clean up its corruption.

    • Agree: Cking
  34. Judd says:

    the US Venona Files have evidence that links Albert Einstein to Soviet intelligence and conclusive evidence showing Robert Oppenheimer gave atomic secrets to KGB.

    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
  35. @brostoevsky

    I don’t believe for a minute that the Russians were so stupid as to not know they were being lied to. So they spent eight years preparing for the inevitable.

  36. The greatest coup ever staged by NKVD/KGB against MI6 and British Intelligence circles – one which built upon and yet upstaged the capture and death of Sidney Reilly; was the Burgess-Philby-Maclean Trinity Spy Ring enhanced as it was by Blunt and Cairncross and ?

    Philby like so many other was horrified at the rise of Adolf Hitler and the response of Western “democracies” and saw in Soviet Communism the only shield against Nazism.

    1934 was the year Philby entered the network introduced by Maurice Dobb, Litzi Friedman, Tudor-Hart…………

    I do wonder how many people today incandescent at the way Western elites have re-animated Nazi structures and symbols to fight against Russia itself to secure global domination will in turn become aligned with Russia against Western “Imperialism/Nazism” and be ensconced within the Western polity going forward

    • Replies: @Cking
  37. the Russians will strike back sooner or later,they will defend their nation.

  38. @Zedal

    I say take it all then withdraw to the Dnipre and if they cause further mischief to the West then just roll in and kill them all over again. A permanent demilitarized zone with no “security guarantees” nor any EU or NATO membership… EVER! You don’t negotiate with rats or roaches…. you exterminate them and keep killing them when they do show up.

    • Replies: @HallParvey
  39. @Z-man

    Check out the “Mother of All Talkshows” on YouTube

    • Thanks: Z-man
  40. The zionists are in control of all the ZUS chain dog intel agencies , including the CIA, the DIA , the FBI, etc., etc., and are driving America to destruction, as this is the zionist game plan, read The Protocols of Zion, the plan is right there.

  41. Joe Wong says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    If you replace Taiwan/HK with Ukraine, China with Russia, and Nazi with Japanese, the story told by Douglas Valentin totally fit in the Western Pacific theater.

  42. anonymous[443] • Disclaimer says:

    My gut feeling is that the destruction or dismemberment of Russia will bring about the total annihilation of Israel and New York. Perhaps, that’s what the WASP elite want!

    • LOL: geokat62
  43. Exile says:

    The distinction between intelligence gathering and “active measures” seems to have entirely vanished in the 20th-21st century transition.

    Our contemporary intelligence and political leaders treat assassination, drone strikes and billion-dollar-scale damage to infrastructure as if they’re no more act of wars than wiretapping or satellite imagery.

    We’ve adopted the already dubious standard of British Great Game Machiavellianism and given it a Mossad-grade shot in the arm in the last 3-4 decades.

    It may be unrealistic and in fact undesirable to treat intelligence gathering in general as an act of war but there used to be some recognition that your espionage can overstep the line into war-making.

    We need a happier medium between “gentlemen don’t read each others’ mail” and Lindsey Graham calling for head shots to world leaders.

    • Thanks: Hibernian
  44. @InnerCynic

    You don’t negotiate with rats or roaches…. you exterminate them and keep killing them when they do show up.

    It helps to make them believe that they have a chance of winning. That way, they will be tempted to attack you and drive you out of their territory. And, in the attempt, to sacrifice 3 or 4 times as many of their kind as you do defending.

    And, toward the end, when they have no more “cannon fodder” to throw at you, crush them all. That way you will not have to worry about sneak attacks by lingering enemy combatants. As in Iraq after “Shock and Awe”.

    Then you can begin to take care of the sources of the enemy by various means. Covid 19 isn’t the only nasty disease out there. It’s unfortunate that some countries are unable to be trusted to be friends. And it is a matter of trust.

    • Agree: InnerCynic
  45. I see what’s happening to Russia as sort of like what was done to the various Arab states, particularly Egypt, during the period of Arab nationalism. Egypt was the most powerful Arab state—in spite of its not having significant oil—for most of the twentieth century. A strong willed and capable ruler in the person of nasser formed a loyal and cohesive regime which resisted the west for many decades. The western powers encircled and exhausted Egypt with wars, sanctions, terrorist harassment, etc etc. for many years, but under the leadership of the talented and resolved nasser, Egypt remained defiant of the west. Nasser is analogous to Putin in this analysis. However, after the death of nasser, with assassinations and political intrigue, the west was able to prevent the installation of a worthy successor to nasser, and Egypt fell into political disarray and more or less became subservient to US demands. The Egyptian people, who suffered somewhat under the international pressure, were not completely opposed to the change.
    That’s basically the road I see Russia going down. Putin will resist the west, but his successor will compromise and acquiesce the western demands. A few presidents down the road, and Russia will “elect” a flaming neocon who will invade Iran, lol!

    • Replies: @BlackFlag
  46. Everyone knows that spies feed on money, so the CIA best print a few trillion more greenbacks to buy the services of traitors to the Motherland/Fatherland. There is a very valid reason why traitors like Julius and Ethyl Rosenberg were electrocuted in “old sparky”The smell of burnt flesh is a powerful reminder to be true to one’s own homeland.

  47. @Wizard of Oz

    Lizzard of Ooze!

    Russia is the defender of Russians in historical Russian lands & Rodina never bends.

    Jewish Anglo-America is the aggressor; business as usual.
    It includes, as usual, the convicts from down under, when it comes to murder and plunder.
    Dumb and brazen as you are, your days in Europe are counted. Roo will get mounted!

    China & Russia are working hand in hand to make ends meet to defeat The Cheat.
    Australia and Canada will be China’s reward; rewarded to Bejing, while the Peeking in old Londontown was too busy with granny in the gown: He will be giving you a real frown.

    Unlike lizzard & granny-fart, the Vlad has the family at heart:

    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
  48. Joe Wong says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    Americans are talking and behaving exactly like the Nazi they described. If you do not know what Nazi and fascist are, just go and look at the Americans, their look, their behavour, and their troll are the live samples of what Nazi and fascist are.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @HdC
  49. Realist says:
    @Zedal

    As much as I wish Russia would win this and would establish a war crimes tribunal for all involved western leaders, the reality might turn out to be sadly opposite.

    That would be the most desirable outcome.

    Russia is at a dangerous strategic disadvantage. They don’t want to occupy the whole Ukraine. They know if they did they would have hard time keeping it under control. They only want to keep areas inhabited by Russians.

    This allows western enemy to send in all kinds of weapons that can and will inflict damage on Russian held areas. This will continue indefinitely as NATO handlers are not interested in any kind of truce. They will continue killing Russian troops and civilians until there is no one left alive.

    Russia seems incapable of facing reality.

    Russian strategists have underestimated the zeal of their enemy and their desire to harm them.

    This is also the case for most US citizens who ignore the treachery and determination of the Deep State to subjugate them.

  50. Realist says:
    @ThreeCranes

    Every roll of the dice is all or nothing, which is why our leaders have such a desperate ruthlessness about them. If your survival depends upon the perpetration of a deadly scam, then every bit of truth threatens to expose your scheme and is an all or nothing threat.

    This is a fact that the majority of US citizens do not understand. The Deep State is playing for all the marbles…they will not be denied. A legitimate electoral system does not exist.

    • Agree: true.enough
  51. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    The British and Americans are masterful propaganda BS artists, the world leaders in it. Yeah, they’re all James Bond wheres the Russians are just inferior to the great UK-US master race types. Fact is historically the Russians have been quite capable people on all levels, including the spy business. Putin has been dying, he’s about to be overthrown, they’re going down in defeat any day now and yada yada. The real target is the deluded home front, the public paying for these anti-Russian projects. This will actually end up in a sea change where US-NATO will be shown to no longer be able to run its protection racket. Ukraine will have been the battlefield whereby the US will be exposed as a hollow power unable to protect its flunkies but rather has become a parasite sucking them dry. Reality will sink in.

    • Replies: @anon
  52. @Judd

    Judd wrote: “the US Venona Files have evidence that links Albert Einstein to Soviet intelligence and conclusive evidence showing Robert Oppenheimer gave atomic secrets to KGB.”

    Thanks once again, Judd!

    Btw, in the Jewish Richard Rhodes’ groundbreaking book, “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” the author described how Robert Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project’s Civilian Director, frequently visited a girlfriend who stayed in Los Angeles.

    She had communist ties and Oppenheimer lost his security clearance at the Los Alamos. facility.

    And as you know, the name of the first atomic bomb test was called “Trinity” and Hiroshima’s atomic bombing happened on the Day of Transfiguration.

    • Agree: judd
  53. BlackFlag says:
    @Zedal

    Russian strategists have underestimated the zeal of their enemy and their desire to harm them.

    Yes, maybe they bought the idea that because the US had no strategic interest in the region they would be unwilling to back Ukraine.

    Well, the MIC doesn’t need a strategic interest. Besides, there is the strategic interest of preventing the EU from linking with Russia, and there is the Jewish antipathy towards Russians. Pick your reason, it must exist.

    Russia has to show itself willing to go to the brink. Their best option is a tactical nuke in Ukraine. That *might* get the US to back off.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  54. Anon[234] • Disclaimer says:

    Its all entertainment,this spy business. We dont even know what is going on in Tijuana but we are muddling around in Ukraine ?

    Allegedly a bunch of towel heads run amok on 911
    Domestic law dogs can only solve crimes they themselves have set up (the Shitmer catnapping)
    Our international spooks seem to have missed every major event in the past several decades.

    And with BILLIONS of dollars in their budget !! Who trained these guys ? Benny Hill ??

    Travelling, you can always tell the US Gummint operatives. Young, good looking, wrap around sunshades, well dressed and stand out from the crowds. If the local man dresses in green shorts with a blue and red washed out striped fake Polo and tired Chinese fake crocs, our “secret” agents and DIA Mata Haris rock the brown chinos, starched white shirt, ray ban shades and Gucci loafers. If the shirts are tucked in they are tight enough for folks to see the gun, if shirts are worn outside the pants they are sufficiently short for folks to see the weapon. Add to that black SUVs, usually bullet proof, filled with a bunch of American loudmouths, and everyone from the street sweeper up, knows our fearless Bond’s. To add to their mystique and grey man persona they flog the local girls, who tell their family,who tell their neighbours who tell friends who tell………..well you get the idea.

    Its the Keystone Kops all over again.

  55. Here’s my conspiracy theory.

    Europe and the US having failed to produce white children find themselves pressed and an increasing number of nonwhites, in the US the now find themselves being forced to apply the laws they denied some are feeling pressed as if oppressed — though it’s just a feeling — have colluded with white Russia to ratchetted up events to force the evacuations of whites to offset the white deficit in the west and even in some parts of Eastern Europe.

    As the NATO member states, countries, nations reach out in a claim of goodwill and snatch up as many white refugees as they possibly can.

    Not confusing at all.

    • Replies: @Anon
  56. BlackFlag says:
    @Happy Tapir

    Good comparison but the difference is that Egypt only had a decreipt USSR to turn to, whereas nowadays a rebel state will be able to get support from China which is likely to eclipse the US as a superpower. Additionally, you have at least India as an alternative rising great power.

    And Russia is inherently a tougher challenge having far more human capital and resources.

    • Replies: @Happy Tapir
  57. @BlackFlag

    I agree, Russia is a much bigger challenge, but Russia seeks to be a part of European culture more than Indian or Chinese. Europe’s rejection hurts them spiritually more. Egypt had the strong unifying force of Islam and their connection to and spiritual support from other Arab nations, whereas Russia is diverse. It’s the same approach, is what I’m saying.

    • Replies: @littlereddot
  58. @Joe Wong

    where does your knowledge of fascists and Nazis come from? Why should we believe you expert?

  59. Cking says:
    @Paul Greenwood

    Since the time of Edward VII, WWI and WWII were ordered and organized to kill Germans period; because the successful German system of political economy was a rival to the British Imperial system. By 1934 Stalin had liquidated all his personal rivals, and proceeded to expand the Soviet Army’s power to invade Europe. The British foreign Office must have been aware of the 1932-1933 Soviet Ukraine Holodomor, the man-made famine that killed millions. And by 1939 the Bolshevik driven Red Army killed 20 million people. I don’t believe Philby’s ‘rationalization’ for joining the Red spy organization. The trio were probably triple agents. https://www.hudson.org/national-security-defense/100-years-of-communism-and-100-million-dead

  60. anon[234] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Fact is historically the Russians have been quite capable people on all levels, including the spy business. Putin has been dying, he’s about to be overthrown, they’re going down in defeat any day now and yada yada

    That”s nothing ! A CIA/ MI5 operative, hiding in Vlad”s toilet bowl, reported he had shit himself. What we need to do is send Vin Diesel to Moscow. No one would ever believe he is an American Spy.

  61. @Happy Tapir

    but Russia seeks to be a part of European culture

    2022 marked the year when the tense changed from “seeks” to “sought”.

    Even the West leaning segments of Russian society have seen the true ugly face of the West and are now determined for Russia to dissociate from them.

    After 300 years since Peter the Great, Russia will no longer try to emulate its “older brothers” in the West, and finally create its own identity with confidence like a grown man.

    Just like Byzatium carried on the light of Rome after the Western Empire fell, perhaps in 300 years time, we will see that Russia was the last remnant to remain of what was inspirational about the West, the rest of the West rotten and putrid.

    • Replies: @BlackFlag
    , @John Johnson
  62. Decoy says:
    @Wokechoke

    “Biden has been clever enough not to send an expeditionary force into Ukraine so far.”
    I’m thinking I wasn’t the only reader whose face involuntarily created both a smile and a frown. Even Democrats know that Biden doesn’t know what day of the week it is so there is no way that our CIA is letting him make a decision regarding troops on the ground or no troops on the ground.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  63. BlackFlag says:
    @littlereddot

    Yes, besides they are growing further apart culturally and racially. Europe is no longer a powerful cultural draw, there is no common religion, and most of Western Europe is racially at least 25% non-European. UK for example will be minority native by 2050. Meanwhile many Europhilic Russians have emigrated.

  64. @anonymous

    All republics stink corruption to high heaven.

  65. @RobinG

    The man who started making the documentary about Browder was his supporter initially but discovered that the hero of his docu was a crook. He completed the documentary with Bill Browder as the villain.
    This man is dangerous, there are reports of him having his opponents murdered. And as we all know the vultures that went to pluck the Soviet skeleton clean belonged to the tribe.

    • Thanks: Ulf Thorsen
  66. Pablo says:

    The CIA? Isn’t that the alleged Intel service that didn’t know the Soviet Union was going to collapse until they watched it happen on CNN? Didn’t Aldrich Ames work for the CIA as an Counter Intel chief? For 9 years? Who knows how many Soviet/Russian spies at the CIA retired completely undetected? I would wager a guess that the CIA had MORE Soviet spies working for them than the KGB did. Probably the same situation today.

  67. Wokechoke says:
    @Decoy

    My tongue firmly in my cheek.

    • LOL: Decoy
  68. HdC says:
    @Joe Wong

    Bullshit; you obviously know nothing of the NSDAP government of Germany.

  69. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/deputy-cia-director-david-cohen-on-cias-75th-anniversary-intelligence-matters/

    On “Intelligence Matters” this week, host Michael Morell is joined by Deputy Director of the CIA David Cohen to talk about the 75th anniversary of the agency and his career path to its top ranks. Cohen details the invisible work of CIA agents and responds to critiques of the agency. Cohen also weighs in on key players on the world stage: Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. He notes that the CIA has not seen indications that Russians are planning to use nuclear weapons.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_S._Cohen_(attorney)

    He was hired by the U.S. Treasury Department in 1999 as an aide to General Counsel Neal S. Wolin and then as Acting Deputy General Counsel. While there he was credited by department officials with “crafting legislation that formed the basis” of Title III of the USA PATRIOT Act, dealing with money laundering.

    In 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Cohen to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing in the Treasury Department, and the U.S. Senate confirmed him on May 1, 2009. Variously described by members of the Obama administration as a “financial Batman” and one of the president’s “favorite combatant commanders”, he was, two years later, nominated and confirmed as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. In that role, he “preside[d] over a 700-person, $200 million-a-year counterterrorism office within Treasury that was created after the September 11, 2001, attacks” and includes the Office of Foreign Assets Control, which implements U.S. economic sanctions.

    receive a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1989

    https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/meet-david-cohen-the-jewish-sanctions-guru-appointed-deputy-chief-of-the-cia-387871

    US President Barack Obama announced the appointment of David Cohen to be the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency. This is the most senior appointment of a Jew in the history of the CIA, which has been a WASP stronghold since it was founded. Just in the last decade-and-a-half individuals from minority groups in the US have begun to obtain middle and high level positions at the agency. The number of Jews on staff at the CIA has been, and remains, relatively few. In the past, the CIA representative in Israel was Jewish. Cohen is now the second most important Jewish figure in the Obama administration following the United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, who he worked under.

    Cohen’s appointment is good news for Israeli intelligence units that tracks terror financing
    He studied at Cornell and at Yale, where he completed his law degree and researched nuclear management.

    Treasury, Cohen was a legal advisor who was involved during the administration of then President George W. Bush with the drafting of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 that limited civil rights in the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks.

    Keeping in mind that the US UK and Israel are probably actually funding large portions of Intel agency created al-Qaida and its follow on ISIS.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Morell

    As a CIA analyst he served as presidential daily briefer to George W. Bush, including on the morning of September 11, 2001.

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  70. @Passing By

    States give out false and confusing data that has to be checked. Almost all big states spy on each other (even their friends). Blackmail is the most favored way to control 2nd tier politicians. Israel is the best and limping int second place are the US, UK etc.

  71. QCIC says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    A defeat of the Ukrainian project by Russia will weaken Zionist power. The impact on the US may be small, just another foolish chapter to be forgotten.

    Instead of worrying about something across the ocean, why not secure the US border from illegal invaders who are obviously being drawn into the US by third parties to cause problems?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  72. Jim H says:
    @Zane

    ‘Vladimir Putin has put the Cold War in the microwave.’ — Zane

    Now the wild ‘n crazy Ukies have gone and set the damned microwave on fire:

    ‘Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday that Ukrainian forces used a U.S.-supplied Himars rocket system to destroy a facility used as a base for mobilized troops in the city of Makiivka.

    ‘The defense ministry confirmed that 63 Russian troops died in the blast, saying that a wave of HIMARS rockets delivering “high-explosive warheads” struck the facility that housed the troops.’ — WSJ, via ZeroHedge

    America’s war Jews, it seems, are HELL BENT on escalating until a mushroom cloud on the eastern horizon confirms their ‘success.’

    Should reckless nuclear escalation ‘succeed,’ today’s pomp and circumstance as the 535 dwarves of Clowngress reconvene in the capitol will become an irrelevant sideshow, and so will their fresh $46 billion for our Ukie puppets. Shit’s gettin’ real …

  73. @BlackFlag

    Yes, maybe they bought the idea that because the US had no strategic interest in the region they would be unwilling to back Ukraine.

    The Ukrainians pushed the Russians out of Kiev before the US provided military aid.

    Putin bought into his own bullshit. He said in 2014 that he could take Kiev in 2 weeks if he wanted to. The leaked Russian plans show them assuming control in 2.5 weeks.

    Ukraine had a larger military than France in January and thousands of their own manpads. What did Putin think they would do? Hand them over? Shrug as the Russian flag goes up?

    This was a stupid war to begin with. Russia is mostly undeveloped and Putin could have given homesteads to any ethnic Russians that wanted to move from Ukraine. Russia has a declining White population and killing over 100k family aged men will not help.

    Russia has to show itself willing to go to the brink. Their best option is a tactical nuke in Ukraine. That *might* get the US to back off.

    So you want to risk global nuclear war now? Over what exactly? Putin being unable to admit it was a huge mistake?

    Ending US aid at this point wouldn’t change anything. HIMARs are backordered and Biden is only sending a couple Abrams. The Ukrainians want German tanks.

    • Agree: Judd, Mr. Hack
  74. @Wokechoke

    Biden has been clever enough not to send an expeditionary force into Ukraine so far.

    Has nothing to do with being clever or not.

    Ukraine hasn’t asked for men. They want weapons and Biden hasn’t given everything they have asked for. He is still holding back on giving them long range HIMARs rockets. Ukraine is getting a few tanks but Zelensky wants dozens of them. They are mostly getting humvees and bradley vehicles which are easily torn apart by tanks and rpgs. So Biden is still forcing Ukraine to rely on their own troops.

    Polls show that Americans are strongly against putting boots on the ground and there is too much risk of escalation.

    But Russia media constantly lies and tells the people that they are only losing because American and Polish troops are doing the fighting. Russians still have a residual hatred of the Poles and the state media exploits it.

    • Agree: Judd
    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @Bill
    , @Wokechoke
  75. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AUF1_(channel)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wochenblick

    Austrian Wochenblick recently ceased publication. The economic situation of the publishing house did not permit any other decision. This demonstrates what the problems of nonconformist journalism are: The vast majority of the population does not consume media in order to be exposed to politics that are perceived as critical. They are interested exclusively in light forms of entertainment that cost a lot of money. The private media landscape is the preserve of a small number of billion-dollar corporations.

    Wochenblick has been a niche project. Non-conformist journalism is the preserve of a handful of politically motivated idealists who, despite the economic hopelessness of their activities, simply carry on and know how to settle into a world in which, due to a lack of reach, large advertising contracts, on which the media industry lives, are not in the cards for the very long term. Moreover, they have to fight permanently against defamations of the (((system))) as “conspiracy theorists” and the like.

    Interesting in this context that the last day the very good website The New Observer (TNO) was online was January 7, 2021, a historically significant date. It’s a pity, because the creators of the website followed a concept of informative high-quality articles. The high number of captures in the Wayback Machine to date shows continued interest despite the discontinuation. https://web.archive.org/web/20210107044916/http://newobserveronline.com/

  76. @littlereddot

    After 300 years since Peter the Great, Russia will no longer try to emulate its “older brothers” in the West, and finally create its own identity with confidence like a grown man.

    The Communists said the exact same thing.

    Russia wouldn’t need to emulate the success of the West and in fact they predicted the opposite would happen. Communism would be such a success that the West would dump capitalism. Russia was supposed to be a model for the world that would eventually lead the US and UK to adopt Marxism through their democracies.

    That theory was eventually abandoned as seen by the invasion of Eastern countries after WW1 and Stalin’s deal with Hitler to chop up Poland.

    Stalin had zero faith that any European country would adopt Communism voluntarily after the economic failures and level of oppression required to keep it going.

    • Agree: Judd
    • Replies: @littlereddot
    , @Wokechoke
  77. @Wizard of Oz

    ‘I’ll grant that an isolationist case might be made that the US had no interest in upholding the security of a sovereign nation against Russia’s unlawful aggression. But now that it is committed to helping Ukraine defend itself to the point of some kind of defeat of Russia can you now, starting with where we are
    1. Agree that allowing Ukraine to be defeated would radically weaken US standing in the world, as an ally, and as a country whose strength and willingness to use it has to be taken seriously?’

    I think that horse has already left the barn. President Biden was pretty much the end — I can’t see anyone relying on us now except Israel. They’ve got our pecker in their pocket, so we’ll do as they say — but no one else can expect much of us.

    ‘2. That the defeat of an autocracy like Putin’s, especially one that is nuclear armed, and any hyper nationalist replacement in an aggressive war against a neighbour is desirable? If not, what alternative do you prefer?’

    I prefer Putin to what we would get if Russia lost. By Russian standards, Putin is pretty good. You would prefer Ivan the Terrible? Stalin? Yeltsin?

    Really, it’s like you’re complaining about Kaiser Wilhelm II. Well, when you get Hitler instead, don’t say I didn’t predict it.

    Russia is not going to go away. Nor is it going to stop being Russia. Finally — and this has been a known fact for thirty years — it will not tolerate a Ukraine that is part of NATO.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the world was as we would like it to be? But it’s not, and we have to deal with the world as it is. In that world, the Ukraine War is a lose-lose proposition. Russia got a bloody nose — fortunately. Hopefully, that will discourage her from further adventures. So let’s cut a deal and end this nonsense.

  78. @John Johnson

    ‘Ending US aid at this point wouldn’t change anything. HIMARs are backordered and Biden is only sending a couple Abrams. The Ukrainians want German tanks.’

    I wonder what the Ukrainians do want.

    I’ve a fair idea what the oligarchs looting the country and now milking us want — but the Ukrainians themselves?

    Does anyone ask?

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @Wizard of Oz
  79. Unless the modern day Russian Intelligence Services have change the ways they recruit intelligence assets, the West will find that their expulsions will really not do much to deter Russian intelligemce operations.

    This is because, if the protocols have been left in place, Russian spies recruit mostly low level personnel such as secretaries and administrators, people who are citizens of the target nations.

    Many low level personnel have the same access to high level information as their superiors. They are also easier to turn due to financial stresses and other such issues. And in today’s environments with so many western citizens disgusted with their governments, the pickings for Russian recruitment should be rather good.

    Another thing to consider is that official staff that have been expelled are hardly the only people running intelligence operations in any target nation. They are merely the most visible and allow western elites to crow that they have done a good job damaging the opponent’s resources.

    In reality, they have only penetrated the most obvious layer for such operations.

    I am quite sure that Russian Intelligence Services have been planning for such expulsions and have already adopted new protocols to deal with them…

  80. @ImaBotKnot

    This is not completely accurate in stating that David Cohen is the first Jew to be appointed to such a senior position (Deputy Director) in the history of the CIA. John Deutch was Director and is a Jew. He was also noted for promoting Jews to other senior positions…

    • Thanks: HdC
  81. folkvangr says:
    @Zedal

    I remember a Russian woman who came to US in 1998 telling me: “America is basically finished. Its collapse will start in 2020.” The woman graduated from high school and a community trade college and worked all her life as an accountant. Now, if that lady had figured that out back in late 1990s, your forecasts about Russia and its people are useless at best and stupid at worst.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  82. Meanwhile any Russian of any standing who criticizes Putin ends up falling out a window or randomly decide to murder their family then commit suicide.

    Intelligence agencies do dodgy shit.

    90% of the CIA should be disbanded (some of what they do is absolutely necessary, but it became a cancer decades ago and I honestly don’t know if it can ever be redeemed)

    “Our” side are bad, the Russian intel agencies are even worse

  83. @Philip Giraldi

    Occasionally you notice a pattern of this….

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @ImaBotKnot
  84. If this is analysis , then we might as well read msm outlets like WaPo or NYT – The fact that Russia has historically used an higher percentage of non accredited undercover operatives both from Gru and SVR means that the cutouts in the embassies take the heat while the covert operatives carry out the dangerous work unhindered – That’s not something the west has been able to do well in Russia for a very long time unless it’s using proxies like polish or romanian intelligence

  85. “Unless the modern day Russian Intelligence Services have change the ways they recruit intelligence assets, the West will find that their expulsions will really not do much to deter Russian intelligemce operations.”

    I am unclear what the impact of Russian intell would have overall. Despite the current establishment lockdown on speech, the US remains largely an open country. And spies have bounced around the republic willy nilly even before the cold war. The damage to the US has largely come from men and women who as citizens or in the employ of government agencies have sold or in at least one case was seduced into betraying their country. I am thinking of the US marine who had fling with a Russian agent.

    And no small damage has been done by supposed latinos friendly to the US who were anything but — so says Mr. Malcolm Gladwell. And his point was not to disparage latinos, but to point out that our friends and ourselves are more deadly than Russians. The Russians new all about the bomb because some number of scientist on the project shared information during its development.

  86. Wokechoke says:
    @Colin Wright

    Some went mad and some ran away.

  87. @Chuck Orloski

    Hi Chuck,

    Grand Ayatolloh Ali al-Sistani the highest scholar in the world, living in Najaf, Iraq. The Pope visited him last year in Najaf, Iraq.

    • Replies: @Judd
  88. @Colin Wright

    I’ve a fair idea what the oligarchs looting the country and now milking us want — but the Ukrainians themselves?

    Where do you get that from? It sounds like BS to me. A young friend of Ukrainian ancestry that I used to play tennis with took hi.self off to Ukraine in 2010 to deploy his skills there and start businesses there taking advantage of cheap skilled labour costs. it’s not the impression I get of contemporary Ukraine.

  89. @Chuck Orloski

    Hi Chuck,

    Grand Ayatolloh Ali al-Sistani the highest Shia scholar in the world, living in Najaf, Iraq. The UN delegation visited 3 week ago in Najaf, Iraq.

  90. Iranian President Hassan visiting the Pope six years ago:

  91. Joshua says:
    @emerging majority

    The War in Ukraine was planned by Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham in 2016. The endstate is the same The Crown and European metaphysical religious and nobility caste systems have planned for centuries. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is using America on behalf of The Crown as they need “Europe’s Bread Basket” for themselves. Putin violated a stipulation dumping the Crown’s Petro dollar and creating BRICS alliance.

  92. BlackFlag says:
    @John Johnson

    No, the Ukraine has been preparing with NATO help since 2014. But it doesn’t matter, without help Ukraine would have exhausted its stockpiles. They don’t have the industrial capacity to produce weapons nor the money to buy them.

    What difference does it make what I want? Follow the arguments.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  93. anonymous[327] • Disclaimer says:
    @Shitposter_in Chief

    It’s only cronyism and tribalism when the gentiles do it. CIA is riddled with Mossad operatives and double-agents.

    • Agree: Notsofast
  94. anonymous[327] • Disclaimer says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    Jesus, Latinos have done far less damage to America than the Jews have. Fastest way to have an American piece of intel end up in Israel or in another unfriendly country is to tell-a-jew. Why are you covering for the chosenites who are tearing apart the fabric of your society?

    • Agree: true.enough
  95. anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @folkvangr

    There are some ((assets)) posting on this site engaged in wishful thinking. Russia is showing that ZOG is not unbeatable, which is a necessary lesson for the world.

    • Agree: folkvangr
  96. @Philip Giraldi

    I’ll grant that an isolationist case might be made that the US had no interest in upholding the security of a sovereign nation against Russia’s unlawful aggression. But now that it is committed to helping Ukraine defend itself to the point of some kind of defeat of Russia can you now, starting with where we are
    1. Agree that allowing Ukraine to be defeated would radically weaken US standing in the world, as an ally, and as a country whose strength and willingness to use it has to be taken seriously?
    2. That the defeat of an autocracy like Putin’s, especially one that is nuclear armed, and any hyper nationalist replacement in an aggressive war against a neighbour is desirable? If not, what alternative do you prefer?

    • Replies: @chris
    , @mulga mumblebrain
  97. @Zedal

    Russia is at a dangerous strategic disadvantage. They don’t want to occupy the whole Ukraine. They know if they did they would have hard time keeping it under control.

    Well Putin’s plan was stupid to begin with.

    The Ukrainians had over 10k NLAWs and Putin seemed to think they wouldn’t be used. They also had Turkish drones that wreaked havoc on supply lines.

    Putin didn’t have a backup plan and calling Donbas a win makes zero sense.

    Kill over 100k Russian soldiers and for what? Some land? Russia doesn’t need any land. They are the world’s largest country and the East is practically unoccupied. Their Whites are in population decline and some Eastern cities are abandoned.

    Ukraine didn’t have the NATO votes of France and Germany before the war and it has to be unanimous. Well that has changed thanks to Putin.

    So he carves out the ruins of Donbass and Ukraine joins NATO. Russia’s GDP will end up below Mexico. Over 20 years of GDP gains wiped out in one year. Just plain dumb.

    Those seeking destruction of Russia are cunning, evil, they control the flow of information, money weapons and power and they will sacrifice anyone and anything outside of their inner circles to achieve their goals.

    The destruction of Russia? The UN wants Russia to return to their borders. They could probably even keep Crimea. No one is trying to destroy Russia. The West looked the other way when the tiny tot dictator took Transnistria, Northern Georgia and Crimea. He got greedy and Ukraine fought back.

    This is just age old imperialism. Very similar to Hitler gambling that the UK wouldn’t get involved over his invasion of Poland. He then recklessly opened a second front which then led to the expansion of the USSR. The complete opposite of anti-Communism.

    Putin’s war has led to the affirmation and expansion of NATO. Finland is interested in joining which was unthinkable in January.

    • Agree: Zane
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  98. @BlackFlag

    No, the Ukraine has been preparing with NATO help since 2014. But it doesn’t matter, without help Ukraine would have exhausted its stockpiles. They don’t have the industrial capacity to produce weapons nor the money to buy them.

    They pushed Russia out of Kiev and back to Belarus without any US assistance. The elite Spetznaz were wiped out in 48 hours. They were airdropped without armor support and many were gunned down by partisans.

    Most of the Ukrainian artillery attacks have been with Soviet era weapons. Few seem to realize that Ukraine inherited a massive conventional military when the USSR collapsed.

    What are you saying is the best case scenario? They run out of heavy weapons and the Russians push back towards Kiev? It would just turn into bloody partisan warfare. Russian soldiers burning to death from a molotov cocktail that came from a window.

    Putin didn’t think they would fight back. An end to NATO donations wouldn’t end the war. In Kiev alone they handed out over 200k AK-47s. So some Russian dad gets gunned down in the back when he comes out of his tank. Then people are rounded up and tortured by the FSB to find partisans. For what? What was the point of all this death and destruction?

    It’s extremely difficult to occupy people that are heavily armed and oppose the occupying force. The Poles in fact made a huge mistake in not preparing for partisan warfare in the late 1930s. There would have been far more backlash once the Nazis started rounding up political prisoners. The partisans were short on guns and a lot of them were actually stolen from Germans.

    • LOL: JR Foley
    • Replies: @Rich
  99. Judd says:
    @Anthony Nugent

    wtf?? sistani is still alive???
    …loll..hahahaha

  100. chris says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    This is more like a was a vacuous piece of false information and inept self promotion.

    First of all Von Braun was first and foremost a scientist. I rather doubt his war-time pioneering work in rocket science left him all that much free time to round up Jews and otherwise engage in political activities.

    To identify him solely as a Nazi is ridiculous, the sole purpose of this gratuitous vilification seems to be to appeal to the pre-existing caricatures in the mind of the audience.

    Second of all, the fact that Ukraine was brisling with nazi stay-behind networks doesn’t seem to have provided any tangible advantages for anyone, unless their mission had been to stay dormant for 40 years and then emerge to take part in the current campaign. I suspect that the famed networks rather consisted of single digit numbers of individuals.

    And what, BTW is a Ukrainian nazi anyway? Someone who believes that Germans are the master race? Or do they take an ecumenical view as to who is master?

    Obviously, the fighting battalions of rightist groups in Ukraine pre-date the current conflict and most certainly are the product of local and external manipulation, they seem to be the only nazis to show no particular interest in taking the government over, but seem to be more than content to serve the US and the Ukrainian oligarchs.

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  101. @EliteCommInc.

    Literally every single one of those scientists who leaked to the Russians were Jewish

  102. Rich says:
    @John Johnson

    Do you really believe the Russian feint toward Kiev was actually meant to take and occupy the city? It was to force the Ukrainians to defend Kiev allowing the true objective of supporting Donbass and Luhansk and establishing the land bridge to Crimea. Trying to occupy Kiev would have been impossible and any halfway decent military strategist would know that. Trying to occupy all of Ukraine with only 200k troops would have been impossible. Putin was probably hoping for a quick negotiation that would allow Donbass and Luhansk to secede and a pledge of neutrality. Instead, hundreds of thousands of dead and Ukraine forever indebted to the US. And it’s still not over.

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Replies: @John Johnson
  103. Wokechoke says:
    @John Johnson

    There’s no way that 100K Russian troops were killed in 2022.

    That’s 50% of the force committed.

  104. JWalters says:
    @RedpilledAF

    Thanks for that fascinating info.

    Allen Dulles’ career before the OSS and CIA was as a lawyer for big international bankers. Much of his effort was hiding money for them. He took his experience at using shell companies and hiding money to the CIA.

    I suspect he was really still working for these war profiteering bankers when he was running the CIA. With his Bay of Pigs operation he tried to trap President Kennedy into a war with Russia. Fortunately Kennedy refused to take the bait.

    Now we have the war profiteering bankers trying to trap the US into a war with Russia using Ukraine. The president is surrounded by Antony Blinken, Victoria Nuland, and Jake Sullivan – all agents of a criminal Jewish supremacist banking cabal using the US as a proxy in their attempt to conquer the world.

    It’s past time for this evil cabal to be rooted out. Principal initial targets for Russia would logically be the Knesset in Israel, the Rothschild bank in the City of London, and the JP Morgan Chase bank in New York. That could give some patriots in the US and UK enough space to grab the reins of power and take down the Jewish Mafia network.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  105. Decoy says:
    @John Johnson

    “Ending US aid at this point wouldn’t change anything. HIMARS are back ordered….”
    You forgot something important which is that Ukraine is flat, dead broke and is surviving only through the generosity of US taxpayers. So, take away US “aid” and both the Ukraine government and army fold within 30 days. The American taxpayer is keeping this war alive, and many of us think there was far better spending choices for the $100 billion already gone.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  106. The may have culled most of Russian spies in EU and US, what they hadn’t counted on was the millions of newly formed Russian sympathizers holding highly classified jobs at places of interest that are giving freely everything on the table, including the bagel and lox.

  107. chris says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    To your point 1, yeah, the US would be weakened as a world hegemon, but not as a country ‘protected‘ by oceans.

    To your point 2, the so-called Russian „hyper-nationalism“ was forged directly from the state of collapse Russia was put into by the West, after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    The Russians don’t have to guess what would happen to them as a nation and a people if they were to lose.

    Your entire point 2 could of course be equally apply just as easily to the US in answer to question 1.

    That the defeat of an autocracy like Putin’s, (oligarchy like the US) especially one that is nuclear armed, and any hyper nationalist replacement in an aggressive war against a neighbour (any resisting power in the world) is desirable? If not, what alternative do you prefer?

    Clearly, what would be preferable would be the end of the reckless belligerence which left more than 1-2 Million dead as a result of US interference in the Middle East.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  108. @Shitposter_in Chief

    We won’t mention the Treasury Department

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_the_Treasury

    https://www.jta.org/2015/02/18/united-states/as-david-cohen-becomes-cias-no-2-jews-appear-to-have-smoother-sailing-at-security-agencies

    Some Jewish agents enjoyed long careers in U.S. security agencies with nary a hiccup. A smaller number have risen to its upper echelons. John Deutsch served as CIA director for 17 months in 1995-96, the second Jew to hold that position. James Schlesinger, who was born Jewish but converted to Christianity as an adult, served as CIA director for several months in 1973. Another David Cohen was the agency’s deputy director of operations in the 1990s.

    But again IT is not just “Jewish”. Does the Illuminati exist and is IT resident to some degree in every single country?

    • Replies: @Shitposter_in Chief
  109. anon[385] • Disclaimer says:

    If I lived in Russia, I wouldn’t want this war. What would I be fighting for? Putin gave a speech recently in which he explained what it means to be Russian, and he stated that it means that you have no national cultural, religious, or ethnic identity; rather, to be Russian, you just have to speak Russian. Putin also stated that the purpose of Russian life is to enjoy sports and food, but to never attempt to understand life beyond this.

    So, what exactly would I be fighting for? Putin says to his people that this is a war between Russian-speaking people and the Anglo-Saxon/National Socialist Alliance. He says the reason they are at war with Russian-speaking people is because of racism against Russian-speaking people. Putin’s IQ is clearly not so low as to actually believe what he is saying here. So, he is just deceiving his own people for personal gain.

    Personally, if I lived in Russia, I would be working to overthrow Putin, and then crown as Monarch the rightful descendant of the House of Romanov.

    Interesting what is going on in Syria. Assad by now should realize that Putin has no intention of having a nuclear war with the Ashkenazim for the purpose of defending Syria. So, Syria is constantly bombed. Thus, should not Assad just completely capitulate to the Ashkenazim? Why allow a slow and painful death for his people? He should tell the Ashkenazim that he will do whatever they want. And, if the Ashkenazim want the Syrian land itself to make a part of Israel, then Assad should just ask that the entire Syrian population be comfortably relocated to Europe/Australia/New Zealand/Canada/Japan/South Korea/Taiwan and be given jobs and trained for new career opportunities.

    Sanjay

    • Replies: @grr
    , @Commentator Mike
  110. @ImaBotKnot

    I try and not buy too much into the name of it. I call it the cabal.

    It isn’t entirely Jewish, but overwhelmingly is (people like Rockefeller don’t appear to be)

    Epstein for example, more likely worked for the cabal than Mossad (or more likely Mossad work for them)

  111. Wokechoke says:
    @Decoy

    They can’t pay salaries at this point. It’s a big factor. Also, they need a lot of rebar and concrete.

  112. Wokechoke says:
    @chris

    If Bulgakov’s The White Guard is even remotely reliable the Ukies make the Nazi look mild.

    The Imperial Officers didn’t know what hit them when Petlyura entered Kiev.

    • Thanks: chris
  113. grr says:
    @anon

    ” Putin gave a speech recently in which he explained what it means to be Russian, and he stated that it means that you have no national cultural, religious, or ethnic identity; rather, to be Russian, you just have to speak Russian. Putin also stated that the purpose of Russian life is to enjoy sports and food, but to never attempt to understand life beyond this.”

    Post the link to this alleged speech or STFU.

  114. @chris

    I think we would agree on past US mistakes and worse but, as an Australian who longago described the US as a plutocracy, tempered by meriticracy, within a framework of law, and flavoured by the rhetoric of democracy I know who I want to win. I think I would prefer Xi to Putin – though only by a small speculative margin. The rule of law to me is top priority and that, I admit, is hardly guaranteed in the land of lawyers between Canada and Mexico…

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
    , @chris
  115. @QCIC

    “instead”. What’s wrong with doing both?

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  116. @emerging majority

    Anyone with any knowledge of history knows full well that the USA and its Anglosphere acolytes and Western stooges represent the greatest force for aggression, genocide and destruction in history. This is an existential battle not just for Russia but all humanity. If the Evil Ones prevail we are all lost.

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Replies: @Rich
  117. @Wizard of Oz

    Well, because the Ukraine Project is Evil Incarnate, Wizz old boy. I know that you have pledged undying fealty to Thanatopolis DC, as all those who desire a public life must do in Austfailia, but thereby you lost your soul. As has the country, from November 11, 1975.

  118. QCIC says:

    Most of the West is on the wrong side morally in Ukraine. Russia doesn’t need our help, they need us to stop meddling and working to destroy their civilization.

    If someone in the US has the balls to stop the invasion at the US Southern border they will be on the moral side.

  119. @Wizard of Oz

    The USA IS a plutocracy. Tick. It is no longer a meritocracy, but a sort of ethnocracy where politics, the MSM, entertainment, the current ‘Administration’ and the Ivy League institutions are all dominated by Jews, a mere 2% of the population. Cross. Law in the USA is also a matter of money. Civil redress is so expensive that 99% are counted out, and higher judges are nakedly partisan appointments, who can invent or ignore ‘precedent’ to their rotten hearts’ content. Cross. And the ‘rhetoric of democracy’ is all lies, character assassination, bribes, partisan hatred, and fear mongering. Cross. Not bad by your standards.

    • Agree: chris, Ann Nonny Mouse
  120. @John Johnson

    Communism arose in the West. That is why it appealed to Russians at time…they thought it was so very progressive, so very sophisticated, so very German.

  121. Jerr says:

    I read this and it reminds me of MAD magazines Ispy cartoon series.

    In my opinion, that I’ve expressed in other formats is the Ukraine situation has to do with getting Europe off Russia oil and gas so the EU countries will have to buy oil and gas from Israel.

    Its estimated israel has more oil in the Golan Heights than Saudi Arabia and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas off its shores in the Eastern Mediterranean.

    2013 was the pivotal year for the implementation of this strategy, where a modest company called Genie Energy was given exclusive rights to drill the Golan, and an agreement was signed between Greece, Cyprus and Israel for joint development of the Eastern Mediterrain natural gas fields.

    A look at Genie’s strategic planning board shows you the international importance of this company’s:

    Chairman Dick Cheney since 2009 (former vice president of the United States),Members: Rupert Murdoch (media oligarch), James Woolsey (former CIA director), Larry Summers (former head US Treasury), Bill Richardson (former Governor of New Mexico, ex-ambassador to the United Nations and United States Energy Secretary), Michael Steinhardt, Jacob Rothschild, and Mary Landrieu, former United States Senator from Louisiana.

    Also, Greek Prime Minister Samaras on 8 August 2013 at a meeting at the White House stated that Israel has a special role to play in supplying Europe with energy resources and supported that it can become a key energy hub.

    The following year 2014 the ukraine color revolution occurred, Crimea was occupied and dombass separated from Ukraine.

    In 2017 a huge pipeline deal was signed by most major continental european energy actors to bring gas from the Eastern Mediterrain to Europe.

    Then the US recognized the Golan Heights as part of Israel through a presidential proclamation signed by President Trump on March 25, 2019, guaranteeing Israeli sovereignty over these oil reserves.

    And most recently, in June, 2022, Ursula Ursula of EU fame formally signed an agreement between the EU and Israel on energy development. The article regarding this below and note it also states this was prophesied in Deuteronomy.

    https://www.israel365news.com/353623/israel-to-supply-natural-gas-to-europe-and-its-connection-to-a-blessing-from-deuteronomy/

    Lastly an interesting article on the duplicity of US annexation policy regarding their recognition of the Golan by Israel but not Crimea by Russia is in the following American Thinker article.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/10/russia_and_israel_annexation_and_international_law.html

    Ukraine’s a market war that developed into a broad and dangerous geopolitical confrontation.

    • Thanks: geokat62
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  122. @anon

    Israel has stepped up its bombing of Syria since the defeat of it’s terrorist army ISIS and since it failed to draw Trump and NATO into a war against Syria. Russia is still doing good work there, especially on the diplomatic front, by bringing Turkey and Syria closer together and negotiating the withdrawal of Turkish forces from Northeast Syria. This has a long way to go still.

  123. Zane says:

    This war is a proxy. It’s Soros vs. Putin.

  124. Interesting article. But a few omissions Phil. Britain has over 500 years of experience in the global spy trade. They are good at it, They used it to club and exploit half the Globe at one time They still do. They still use all of their subsidiary assets from commonwealth Countries to assist them in the game. But…the two big elephants in the room you forgot to mention ….Israel…they have a stake in both sides of this game. They are pretty good at the spy game too. And of course China…with over 100 million expats all around the Western World …many in business, high tech and professional positions. Are any of them spies? Does China trade secrets with Russia? Does Israel ?

  125. Rich says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    I’d say they were the most successful at aggression and destruction. If the Bushman or the Aborigine could have figured out how to build the weapons the Westerners built, they’d have expanded in a similar way. It’s human nature and it’s not unique to the ‘Anglosphere’ as you call it. Plenty of genocides and aggressions from American Indians, Africans of every stripe, Arabs and Orientals.

    • Replies: @littlereddot
  126. @Rich

    have figured out how to build the weapons the Westerners built, they’d have expanded in a similar way. It’s human nature

    There is more to the picture than “just human nature”.

    First we have to answer why the Javanese, who were powerful enough to repel a Mongol invasion, chose not to sail a short island hop across to Australia and colonise the place? Instead they lived peaceably next to their neighbours for three thousand years, and it took the Brits to callously declare the southern continent “terra nullius” and promptly steal the whole dang thing?

    Or perhaps examine the statement made by the former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir (and I paraphrase from memory): “We have traded with the Chinese for two thousand years and they have never conquered or colonised us. But within 50 years of contact with Europe, they had already begun taking our lands.”

    I would too quote the fleet of Zheng He, but people must be tired of hearing it.

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @Rich
  127. geokat62 says:
    @littlereddot

    First we have to answer why the Javanese… lived peaceably next to their neighbours for three thousand years…

    Very peaceably, indeed.

    Introductory paragraph to Japanese colonial empire:

    The territorial conquests of the Empire of Japan in the Western Pacific and East Asia regions began in 1895 with its victory over Qing China in the First Sino-Japanese War. Subsequent victories over the Russian Empire (Russo-Japanese War) and German Empire (World War I) expanded Japanese rule to Taiwan, Korea, Micronesia, southern Sakhalin, several concessions in China, and the South Manchuria Railway. In 1931, Japan invaded Manchuria, resulting in the establishment of the puppet state of Manchukuo the following year; thereafter, Japan adopted a policy of founding and supporting puppet states in conquered regions. These conquered territories became the basis for the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere in 1940.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_colonial_empire

    There is more to the picture than “just human nature”.

    Speaking of pictures…

    • Thanks: true.enough
    • Replies: @littlereddot
  128. chris says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    … as an Australian who long ago described the US as a plutocracy, tempered by meriticracy, within a framework of law, and flavoured by the rhetoric of democracy I know who I want to win.

    Long ago I would have agreed with you as well, but “mulga mumblebrain,“ corrections are true. I realize that it would seem we have more recourse to the law in Western type societies but tell that to the Canadian truckers, the yellow vests protesters in France, Jan 6th protesters, anti-vaxers, etc. The whole personal liberty myth is collapsing.

    In the end, all you‘ll have left is saying what “yeah, but they‘re our SOBs,“ and not even in the sense that we own them but that they own us. Morality aside, I’m not sure that this would be any consolation.

    The real point is that neither China nor Russia are about to take over the Anglo-Saxon world, so the bit of nostalgia you’re expressing is about the nationality of the viceroy who‘s going to impose brutal ‘rules‘ on the rest of the world. And if the last 30 years have not been enough to completely discredit these people, I don’t know what would be.

    How many millions of people does my government have to kill in foreign lands before some kind of accountability is extracted, and before regular people begin to see behind the thinning mask of superficial civilization at home, the real nature of the beast that rules them?

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
    • Replies: @Dieboomerdie
  129. Rich says:
    @littlereddot

    I’d say successfully repeling a Mongol invasion doesn’t mean you have the power to invade and defeat them. Are you claiming the Malaysians didn’t fight wars among themselves? Different kngdoms on the island didn’t fight and conquer each other? I’m sure you’re not arguing that many different Chinese governments didn’t fight wars of conquest. So I don’t know what your argument is. Human nature. (Naturally, not every human, just most that rise to great power and great wealth).

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @littlereddot
  130. @chris

    If those protesters didn’t live in vastly superior countries than Russia or China, they’d be in prison or in a labor camp.

    • Replies: @chris
    , @Wokechoke
  131. chris says:
    @Dieboomerdie

    Absolutely. The oppression is always above the pain threshold of society in which it is exercised and the Western threshold is currently lower but that doesn’t mean it’s not brutal.

    Ultimately, the measure of freedom is the extent to which you can change the course of your oppressors and that, seems to be only marginally better in the West; though not for the protesters I had mentioned in my original comment.

  132. Bill says:
    @John Johnson

    Ukraine: possessor of agency

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  133. Wokechoke says:
    @Dieboomerdie

    You are using boomer talking points Dieboomerdie. Unless you are just making a clever Anglo-German Pun. TheBoomerthe.

  134. Wokechoke says:
    @Rich

    It’s amazing that Australia was never populated or colonized by Malays or Indonesians or possibly the Chinese.

    The aboo population could have done anything to stop it all.

    • Agree: littlereddot
  135. RobinG says:
    @RedpilledAF

    THANKS

    Joseph Trento interviewed James Angleton for his book,
    Secret History of the CIA (2001)

  136. RobinG says:
    @JWalters

    Precisely.

    I suspect he was really still working for these war profiteering bankers when he was running the CIA.

    This is the key point so many miss when they say that intelligence agencies are the Deep State. (Or, worse yet, the pitiful bureaucrats and toiling government workers.) The real puppet masters are beyond the reach of courts or voters. But not just bankers. There are industrialists and other big business interests, maybe tech now. There’s some ex-intel guy who’s made a career giving speeches about this. Wheels within wheels.

    • Replies: @JWalters
  137. Cook-ie says:

    Why would anyone bother with spying on the U.K?

    If the U.K wasn’t a money laundering center it would starve and freeze…they have nothing to offer, they aren’t even a people anymore…just a multicultural sh#t-hole.

  138. @Rich

    Do you really believe the Russian feint toward Kiev was actually meant to take and occupy the city?

    You call a 40 mile column of armor and supply a faint? Including trying to take a major airport near Kiev with heavy losses?

    It was to force the Ukrainians to defend Kiev allowing the true objective of supporting Donbass and Luhansk and establishing the land bridge to Crimea.

    That’s an amusing cope theory but Putin’s plans to take Kiev were already leaked:
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/vladimir-putins-mad-dash-for-kyiv-shown-in-leaked-ukraine-battle-plan-m3z8tgm29

    Trying to occupy all of Ukraine with only 200k troops would have been impossible.

    He didn’t think the Ukrainians would put up a fight. It was an attempt at a decapitation attack where the government is quickly replaced and the military stands down.

    He is on record in 2014 stating that he could take Kiev in 2 weeks.
    https://www.euractiv.com/section/europe-s-east/news/putin-i-can-take-kiev-in-two-weeks-if-i-want/

    • Thanks: Zane
    • Replies: @Rich
  139. Rich says:
    @John Johnson

    Look JJ, I’m not on either team. I realize a lot of people have chosen sides in this war like it’s a football game, I’m trying to look at ot from a military strategy point of view and if you’re correct, it would mean that whoever is running the Russian military is clueless. I don’t believe that’s true and military experts I respect have called it a feint. The main fault that non-partisan experts have found with the Russian campaign is their not using more troops.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  140. Zane says:

    Every day that passes Putin is looking more like Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. 😀

    • LOL: John Johnson
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  141. JWalters says:
    @RobinG

    Well put on the intelligence agencies and the toiling government workers. And I agree the heads of major corporations are key players. I believe, however, they work for the top financiers who establish these companies and hold controlling ownership.

    That model is put forward by John Hobson in his study of how empires function. Billion dollar companies don’t just pop up from nowhere. They are created by the extreme top financiers, the bankers’ bankers. That’s why the big companies, including media companies, function as such a coordinated team.

    A summary of Hobson’s key points and collection of key passages, along with a link to his book, is in War Profiteers and Israel’s Bank
    https://warprofiteerstory.blogspot.com/p/war-profiteers-and-israels-bank.html

    His analysis is based heavily on an examination of the British empire, but is generalizable. I found it quite compelling, in part because it explains the high level of coordination in the corruption of our society. Such coordination implies a controlling center, and it makes sense to me that it would be whoever holds the overwhelming money power.

  142. @Jerr

    2p13 and 2017. Why in 2023 is there no pipeline securing Europe’s gas supplies?

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
    , @Jerr
  143. @Rich

    I don’t believe that’s true and military experts I respect have called it a feint. The main fault that non-partisan experts have found with the Russian campaign is their not using more troops.

    Which experts exactly? So you believe the leaked documents showing the post-plans for an occupied Ukraine are fake?

    It was all just a ruse where Russia lost over 400 tanks and 83 helicopters?

    Why would you risk this many helicopters in a fake attack? It doesn’t make any sense.

    The leaked plans are a better match of what happened.

    Putin planned on taking the entire country. Failing to take Kiev better explains why he changed the main goal of the war. It was bullshit to begin with as this was just age old imperialism.

    More details of his plans will come out and whatever pro-Russian blogger you are following will look like an even bigger bootlicker.

    Russia isn’t very good at keeping secrets as seen by the fact that the CIA knew about the plan in December. Zelensky didn’t believe it would happen until they crossed the border.

    Oh and nice shot to whoever took out that Orc chopper.

    • Replies: @Rich
  144. @Wizard of Oz

    Because NATO blew Nordstream Two up.Are you not following the news anymore?

  145. @Bill

    Ukraine-possession of the Agency.

  146. @Wizard of Oz

    Defeat of the USA would be a BLESSING to the world, and seen as thus in most of the non-Western countries. Defeat of Russia would similarly, be catastrophic. Once again Evil would have prevailed. Fascist, racist, terrorist, aggressive Evil.
    And Russia’s operation is fully justified as preventive war against an Evil foe that had threatened Russia, killed 14,000 Russophones in the Donbass, had threatened to gain nukes, was on the brink of attacking the Donbass to cleanse it of Russians, and whose State ideology, inculcated in school-children, is based on genocidal hatred of Russians and ‘Byzantium’, ie Orthodoxy.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
  147. Wokechoke says:
    @John Johnson

    The British and US most certainly have advisors in country at the moment. The satellite surveillance is obviously a huge factor. There are also things like the NS2 bombing and the Kerch bridge attack. Which are clearly directly British and or US.

  148. Wokechoke says:
    @John Johnson

    Marx and Engels were based in London. Socialism was all the rage.

  149. Anon[407] • Disclaimer says:

    SBF and the Injustice Democrats
    How SBF, AIPAC and pro-Trump billionaires coordinated to crush the left.

    https://maxberger.substack.com/p/sbf-and-the-injustice-democrats

  150. @geokat62

    Yanks….eyes roll.

    Javanese is not the same as Japanese. Please have a look at the map of the world. You might want to look at the island just west of Bali.

    I know Americans are unfamiliar with the rest of the world. But I wish they would at least familiarise themselves with Asia before commenting. A little bit of research before hand also would be nice.

    • Replies: @Deep Thought
    , @geokat62
  151. @Rich

    Of course part of it is human nature, but not all of it. You might want to read what I wrote again.

    IMHO, conquest is part of a primitive part of human nature, one that civilisations can choose to give in to, or resist.

    When strong meets weak, it is not necessarily so that the strong will conquer the weak. It depends on their cultural outlook (Austronesian…Malay, Javanese etc), and also where they are on their developmental timeline (Chinese, Korean, Tibetan).

    Of course Malays (not Malaysians….please research the difference) may squabble amongst themselves. But these were internal struggles not unlike kids squabbling amongst themselves about who gets the prettiest piece of candy.

    But note that they are Austronesian stock, the same people who populated the islands of the Pacific to the east and Madagascar off Africa to the west. Seafaring long distances was no problem for them a thousand years before European ocean voyages.

    Why is it that they did not cross the narrow straits between Indonesia and colonise Australia? My take is that their cultural outlook did not incline them to colonise australia.

    About the Chinese, of course they fought wars of conquest in their expansionist phase of their polity. But by about 1000AD, this phase had ended. Their borders remained about the same ever since. The Manchu Qing are a complication and need a separate discussion.

    Are you familiar with the voyages of Zheng He?

    • Replies: @Rich
  152. @littlereddot

    Javanese is not the same as Japanese.

    To geokat62, Javanese are Japanese who speak a computer language! LOL.

    • LOL: littlereddot
  153. Anon[116] • Disclaimer says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    I have to strongly disagree with your assessment here. If Nato countries really wanted more white people, they would immediately cease the white demonization campaign and the misgenation campaign. It’s far more likely, if the motive behind all this is racial, that they salivate at the thought of whites killing other whites on a massive scale.

  154. Rich says:
    @John Johnson

    Guess you never heard of misinformation. Western intelligence has been saying Putin is dying for 10 years. You’re buying into the propaganda. It’s not really that important what you or I think on the matter, I suppose. If you’re willing to listen to opinions that differ from establishment voices, one American I respect is Col MacGregor, an experienced American combat veteran with no reason to give false analysis. His commentary is easily found on the net.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  155. Rich says:
    @littlereddot

    I didn’t know the Chinese ruled Tibet in 1000AD. Someone should call that Dhali Llama guy.
    As for your Malay people, apparently they fought many wars as they expanded, but then began to suffer many defeats. Lost to the Javanese, the Tamil, the Siamese and eventually to the Europeans. I suppose losing that much might take the fight out of someone. Although I met a German who fought with the Brits in Malaysia and he said they were decent jungle fighters. I do agree with you that humans need to move past all our warring, I just don’t believe our nature will ever allow it. Until the 2nd Coming, of course.

    • Replies: @littlereddot
  156. geokat62 says:
    @littlereddot

    Yanks….eyes roll.

    Oops… mea culpa!

    • Replies: @RobinG
  157. Zane says:

    The Covid scamdemic was invented to get rid of Trump so the Soros-sponsored Ukraine war could go ahead. Trump would have told Zelensky to fuck off with his begging bowl, so the Donald had to be removed from office and if that required lockdowns, intubated deaths, and a fake pandemic well so be it. Soros was long Pfizer anyway. Not sure what the long term plan is for Youkraine, probably to gain control of the gas pipeline network and lucrative transit fees for Zelensky’s oligarch buddies to launder via the Biden and Clinton crime syndicates. Then asset strip the place and load it up with IMF debt so the zionazi bankers control things 100%. They found a perfect tool in the piano dick player Zelensky.

    The CIA loves it when a plan comes together.

    • Agree: Wokechoke
  158. Wokechoke says:
    @Zane

    The character that the writer of the film was looking at was a CIA guy. Not the original Congo Ivory trader that Conrad described. If anything the nutty American mercenaries set loose in Ukraine are Kurtz rebooted…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Poshepny

    “The CIA was impressed by Poshepny’s ability to train paramilitary forces quickly and awarded him the Intelligence Star in 1959. Two years later, working under Bill Lair, he was assigned with J. Vinton Lawrence to train Hmong hill tribes in Laos to fight the North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao forces which were then trying to take over that country. Poshepny gained the respect of the Hmong forces with practices that were considered barbaric by agency standards. He paid Hmong fighters to bring him the ears of dead enemy soldiers, and on at least one occasion mailed a bag of ears to the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane to verify his body counts. He dropped severed heads onto enemy locations twice in a grisly form of psy-ops. Though his orders again were only to train forces, he repeatedly went into battle with them and was wounded several times by shrapnel.
    Over the years, Poshepny became disillusioned with the U.S. government’s management of the war. The CIA extracted Poshepny from Laos in 1970 and assigned him to a training camp in Thailand until his retirement in 1974. He received another Intelligence Star in 1975.”

    So you are saying Putin resembles a decorated CIA headhunting earlace wearing US war criminal? You need your eyesight tested. Or donated to science.

    • Replies: @Zane
  159. Athena says:

    UKRAINE – UK MILITARY – ANOMALY 6
    http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2023/01/ukraine-uk-military-anomaly-6.html

    Leaked files reveal the Anomaly 6 spy firm is providing intelligence to the British military through a cut-out involved in the Kerch Bridge bombing and other acts of dangerous sabotage in the Ukraine conflict.

    On December 6th, The Grayzone revealed how British military and intelligence agencies were deploying technology created by shadowy private intelligence firm Anomaly 6 to illegally spy on citizens across the globe.

    The company’s technology effectively transforms every individual on Earth into a potential target for surveillance and/or asset recruitment by monitoring the movements of their smartphone.

    Anomaly 6 embeds tracking software in popular applications, then slices through layers of theoretically anonymous data to uncover a wealth of sensitive information about a device’s owner.

    Anomaly 6’s services are provided to Britain’s soldiers and spies through Prevail Partners, a private military company which The Grayzone has exposed as Whitehall’s arm’s-length cutout for prosecuting its proxy war in Ukraine.

    The firm has constructed a secret partisan terror army on Kiev’s behalf, and helped plan the Kerch Bridge bombing by Ukraine’s services.

    Now, the Grayzone can reveal that Prevail is exploiting Anomaly 6 to provide “decision-enabling intelligence to the UK’s defence and security architecture.”

  160. RobinG says:
    @geokat62

    Are you Canadians also Yanks?

    • Replies: @geokat62
  161. geokat62 says:
    @RobinG

    Are you Canadians also Yanks?

    Don’t we all look the same to most Asians?

    • LOL: Chuck Orloski
  162. Jerr says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    WizofOz

    In my opinion, to destroy the EU dependency on Russian natural gas, they destroyed the existing (secure) pipelines.
    I think you’ll see that there won’t be dedicated and fixed energy supply infrastructure to the EU in the future. Rather I think it will be something like LNG tankers which diversify the sources for natural gas supply (letting more companies get a share of the EU market), and perhaps providing future flexibility for emerging natural gas competitors, such as hydrogen gas.
    Just some thoughts

    • Replies: @Zane
  163. JR Foley says:

    It might indeed be coming soon—Justin Trudeau steps down and is appointed CEO and President of Sunwing. Freeland replaces the kipper gobbler at NATO —and a cartoon character is elected as Speaker of the House.

  164. @Rich

    Western MSM has done westerners a great disservice. They do not inform you that Tibet was conquered by the Manchus, not the Han Chinese.

    To give you the recent history of China in a nutshell, (Han) China stayed roughly the same since 1000AD. In 1644, Han China, Tibet, Xinjiang, Mongolia were all conquered by Manchus who called their empire the Qing.

    Of course there was the rape of China by Western powers in the 1800s with infamous events like the Opium Wars etc. But we won’t mention more than this.

    The Qing fell in 1911, and the Republic of China (ROC….AKA Taiwan) was heir to all of the Qing territories. After losing the civil war, the ROC retreated to Taiwan and continues to claim all of China including those infamous disputed islands in the South China Sea.

    The Peoples Repulic of China, having beaten the Kuomingtang/ROC in the civil war, then re-exerted its claim over all the territories that it inherited from the Qing via ROC. However it did give Mongolia independence.

    See, it only takes 4 paragraphs for the MSM to educate westerners on the recent history of China, they can do this in a 60 second sound bite, if they choose to….but they don’t, because they want to portray China as evil.

    As for your Malay people, apparently they fought many wars as they expanded, but then began to suffer many defeats. Lost to the Javanese, the Tamil, the Siamese and eventually to the Europeans. I suppose losing that much might take the fight out of someone.

    The Javanese/Austronesians were powerful a thousand years before Tamil immigration, Siamese incursion. Why the Javanese did not colonised Australia then?

    Besides, your reading of SE Asia history is way off. The Malays and Javanese are of the same stock…Austronesian.

    The Tamils immigrated to SEA asia, not conquered it.

    The Siamese stuck to the periphery of the Austronesian world.

    As I said, squabbling about the share of the pie between siblings.

    Only the Europeans gobbled up all of SE Asia. And not satisfied with that, gobbled up three more of the world’s 6 inhabitable continents.

    Austronesians wont cross a narrow straits to colonise Australia VS Europeans who occupy 4 of the world’s 6 inhabitable continents…..surely the difference must be stark to you?

    So are you familiar with the voyages of Admiral Zheng He?

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @Rich
  165. RobinG says:
    @littlereddot

    ….the voyages of Admiral Zheng He?

    You said you’ve already told that story. Do you have a link (or a copy)?

    • Replies: @littlereddot
  166. Zane says:
    @Wokechoke

    What I am saying is Putin has retreated to the impregnable bunker of his own mind. A Jewish psychiatrist would no doubt declare him to be clinically insane.

    • LOL: John Johnson
  167. Zane says:
    @Jerr

    Or… future EU gas supplies will mostly transit through existing pipeline infrastructure in Ukraine or maybe come from the middle east via new and current routes. That’s probably what this war is chiefly about. Who gets to share in the loot.

  168. Rich says:
    @littlereddot

    And here I was, for all these years, giving Mao credit for freeing the Tibetan slaves. I should’ve known commies would never free anyone. Thanks for letting me know.

    • Replies: @littlereddot
  169. @RobinG

    I will save you the trouble. Here it is in a nutshell. Of course, it is best if you later verify it for yourself.

    In 1405, almost a century before the voyages of Columbus, the Chinese Ming dynasty despatched Zheng He with a a fleet of 200 ships and 30,000 sailors and marines on a series of voyages.

    They sailed through the South China Seas, Philippines, Malaya, Ceylon, India, Persia, Arabia and even as far as East Africa….as far from China as the Americas were from Spain.

    Admiral Zheng He, came across many petty chiefdoms and weak principalities. He established diplomatic links and trade routes. But he did not conquer or colonise a SINGLE petty chiefdom, even though his fleet was far more powerful than any he had come across.

    Now, we need to compare Zheng He’s experience of cross cultural contact, with that of Columbus who started his voyages in 1492 with 3 ships and a hundred men,…… where almost immediately began colonising and enslaving the native populations.

    How does “human nature” of the strong conquering the weak …. fit into the difference in experience between the two contacts between cultures?

  170. @Rich

    The Manchus conquered the Tibet in 1720. The social system remained, including serfdom.

    The communists removed that serfdom in 1959. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to these old Tibetans yourself:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36JqvTdg2fo&ab_channel=LiJingjing%E6%9D%8E%E8%8F%81%E8%8F%81

    Or you can listen to this American show you to what it is like in Tibet today

    • Thanks: mulga mumblebrain
  171. @Zane

    Can’t you come up with anything better than inZane comments? Silly child.

  172. @Rich

    Guess you never heard of misinformation. Western intelligence has been saying Putin is dying for 10 years. You’re buying into the propaganda. It’s not really that important what you or I think on the matter, I suppose.

    Ok so you believe the leaked invasion plans were propaganda along with the plans found on POWs and also Lukashenko’s leak on television. All propaganda, right?

    All propaganda.

    I’ll accept that for the sake of argument but why would you send that many helicopters in a fake attack? Why would you send a 40 mile column of armor and supply at Kiev? That isn’t deniable.

    That column was captured on satellite:

    You believe that sending supply trucks within miles of Kiev was a faint?

    I respect is Col MacGregor, an experienced American combat veteran with no reason to give false analysis. His commentary is easily found on the net.

    The same MacGregor that said the Ukrainians needed to surrender in March because they were done.

    The same MacGregor that said there would be a major Russian offensive in November that would wipe out Ukraine. Or December. Is it a spring offensive now?

    He is clearly on the take. His analysis is too one-sided and he was saying it was over before it had started. I have no doubt that some kind of dirt will come out on him when this is over. Fox News in fact stopped interviewing him because he was too pro-Putin.

    • Replies: @Rich
  173. @Zane

    What I am saying is Putin has retreated to the impregnable bunker of his own mind. A Jewish psychiatrist would no doubt declare him to be clinically insane.

    LOL well his followers would never believe it since they are convinced this is a war against the Jews and they seem to believe that there aren’t any near Putin.

    Just listen to Putin’s fiery speech where he condemns Israel and the Jews in response to Netenyahu’s recent victory:

    “I hope that the new government under your leadership will continue the line of strengthening Russian-Israeli cooperation in all areas for the benefit of our peoples, in the interest of ensuring peace and security in the Middle East,” Putin said in a message to Netanyahu, quoted in a statement on Thursday.

    Vladmir Putin
    December 30 2022

  174. Rich says:
    @John Johnson

    It’s disgusting of you to accuse an honorable man like Col MacGregor of being “on the take”. Obviously, since you’ve shown yourself to be a blackguard, there’s no point in continuing the discussion.

    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
    • Replies: @John Johnson
  175. Not a very informative article at all. I could summarize…”some diplomats are spies and lost their jobs because of the war in Ukraine “….the end.

  176. @Rich

    It’s disgusting of you to accuse an honorable man like Col MacGregor of being “on the take”. Obviously, since you’ve shown yourself to be a blackguard, there’s no point in continuing the discussion.

    I think both he and Scott Ritter are on the take.

    I would go even further and say that MacGregor is full of shit.

    He isn’t providing military analysis. He gives a doom and gloom outlook of Ukraine and doesn’t talk about the strategies of each side. He keeps talking about a winter offensive but doesn’t explain what that will look like or how Russia will use all these conscripts. He doesn’t talk about the supply shortages or the leaked videos from conscripts. Some anonymous person interviews him and he just drones on about how Russia is going to crush Ukraine. He and Ritter stick to this “RUSSIA WILL CRUSH U” script where they aren’t actually talking about what is happening. The most likely explanation is that they are on the take from Russia and are afraid of losing that source if they are honest about the losses. It’s a very similar situation to the Russian TV hosts. They know that honesty can end their meal ticket or even worse.

    It doesn’t matter that he has a military record. That doesn’t give him a lifetime pass to be free from criticism. I will call bullshit on anyone. Half our male politicians in DC have military experience and they excel in bullshit.

    I wouldn’t care if he overall favored Russia but MacGregor takes it to another level.

    After every war it comes out that journalists or military analysts were taking money, especially if there is an amoral dictatorship involved. The USSR had all kinds of paid journalists that weren’t known until the cold war was over. McCarthy was actually right about a lot of the Hollywood Communists. The USSR was funding anyone that would promote Communism. If you have an amoral system a bribe is just another form of payment.

    • Agree: HdC
    • Troll: Rich
  177. RobinG says:

    The Muppets were also kicked out of Moscow, after a 10-year run. Hearing this woman hawk her book, I wondered what sort of propaganda op she was running. Sure enough,

    Sesame Street’s beloved characters were touted as perfect ambassadors for Western values by Joe Biden”

    And here’s the Jewish Book Week promo for Muppets in Moscow.

    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
  178. @John Johnson

    Currently, the Congre$$, the Administration and the Courts of the feral government constitute an “immoral system” as your own words describe them. So why do you consistently support such ethical immorality?

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  179. Some friendly advice, emerging majority?
    Just ignore John Johnson.

  180. geokat62 says:

    Even I didn’t realize it was this bad!

    Telegram comment posted by Striker Unfiltered:

    “The Jewish States”

    American White nationalists are often well aware of all the Jews inhabiting the administration in Washington D.C., but few are aware of just how Jewish the governments in their states are.

    States administer welfare programs such as unemployment, the vast bulk of court proceedings happen in state courts, state legislatures pass tens of thousands of bills each year, compared to a few hundred by Congress, and state executive agencies are the common point of citizen contact with government.

    So, it should surprise no one to learn that 25% of US states have a Jewish executive in the top four positions of government: governor, lieutenant governor, Secretary of State, or Attorney General.

    Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois have Jewish governors. Kathy Hochul, the Governor of New York is also married to a Jewish man.

    Minnesota and Vermont possess Jewish lieutenant governors.

    Colorado and Minnestota have Jewish secretaries of state.

    Colorado, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon and Pennsylvania all have Jewish attorneys general.

    Washington D.C. also has a Jewish attorney general.

    Jews also inhabit other positions close to these officials. Katie Hobbs, Governor of Arizona, has a Jewish Chief of Staff.

    And none of this is to even mention prominent Jews at the local level such as Stephen Richer, the country recorder of Maricopa, Arizona.

    Tens of millions of Americans are ruled by Jews at every level of government often without their knowledge.

    https://t.me/strikerunfiltered/818

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  181. @geokat62

    Josh Shapiro, the new governor of Pennsylvania, is already being promoted by the media as the likely first Jewish president of the United States! Based on what one might well ask apart from his being Jewish…we are in deep kimchi Geo!

    • Agree: Chuck Orloski
  182. geokat62 says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    …we are in deep kimchi Geo!

    No doubt about it, Phil. But for our children’s and grandchildren’s sake, we must do everything in our power (however limited) to resist to the bitter end their diabolical Jewish Supremacist Agenda. Otherwise, the abyss surely awaits our loved ones.

    I’d like to thank you once again for playing such a large part in trying to alert the American people to this impending threat.

    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
  183. @Philip Giraldi

    Hi Phil!

    Below you will appreciate Brother Nathanael, especially his discussion on Trumpstein and DeZandis.

    .http://brothernathanaelchannel.com/watch_video.php?v=ADM43M8R5YOR

    • Thanks: Z-man
    • Replies: @snag
  184. geokat62 says:

    “While the ADL will present a picture of our children one day entering some kind of golden age, the facts tell a different story. Our children and young people, lacking in identity, and severed from faith, folk, and fatherland, are being emasculated, crippled, and killed.” – Andrew Joyce

    https://t.me/andrewjoycearchivebackup/1113

    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
  185. Wokechoke says:
    @John Johnson

    The Ukie population is in absolute freefall. 1/5 fled the place between 1990 and 2021.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  186. @emerging majority

    Currently, the Congre$$, the Administration and the Courts of the feral government constitute an “immoral system” as your own words describe them. So why do you consistently support such ethical immorality?

    And where have I said or implied that I support congress or most of our politicians?

    I criticize both parties all the time. It’s in my history.

    I don’t support DC whores or a pyschopathic mass murderer in Moscow.

    Free men can criticize all politicians. This isn’t a sport where you have to pick a side and then cheer.

    I would like Americans to stop supporting this corrupt two-party system and I would like the little dictator in shoe steppers to go back to his border.

    That isn’t a contradictory position.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  187. @Wokechoke

    The Ukie population is in absolute freefall. 1/5 fled the place between 1990 and 2021.

    I really don’t see what point you are making.

    Russia’s population also went into decline after 1990:
    https://www.thoughtco.com/population-decline-in-russia-1435266

    Belarus’ population has been in decline the last 20 years:
    https://naviny.belsat.eu/en/news/belarus-population-in-decline-over-last-20-years/

    Moldova has population decline
    https://balkaninsight.com/2020/01/16/moldova-faces-existential-population-crisis/

    All of these Soviet bloc countries have a lot of ex-pats. People moved abroad when they were no longer held back by Communism.

    A huge problem with Communism is that you have to lock people in for it to work. Well people in Eastern Europe fled both Communism and Nazism and created communities abroad. Once the wall came down a lot of people went to live with relatives in those communities. Why wait for Russia or Ukraine to fix themselves when Uncle Yuri in NYC will pay you $20 to do flooring?

    Putin has certainly made things worse with his war.

    Russian Whites were in steep decline compared to Russian Muslims but I’m sure a dysgenic war will fix everything.

    Russia to be 1/3 Muslim in 15 years thanks to high fertility of Muslim families
    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/05/russia-will-be-one-third-muslim-in-15-years-chief-mufti-predicts-a64706

    Go ahead and thank Putin for his fine work. A failed globalist but he succeeds at reducing Whites.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  188. “Jesus, Latinos have done far less damage to America than the Jews have. Fastest way to have an American piece of intel end up in Israel or in another unfriendly country is to tell-a-jew. Why are you covering for the chosenites who are tearing apart the fabric of your society?”

    You are responding to an argument I did not. The fact I did not specifically mention X group, does not mean, that one is covering. for anyone else: jews, catholics, protestants, hindus, mormons, or cows for that matter. The history of acts of the jewish community is well known and well worn here. What is unique is that among those who betrayed the US in covert manner — as a group are latinos and by far there are more of them in my view that pose a threat — and I am thinking largely about those crossing our borders who are in fact intending to do harm — as in take back the southwestern US. This is a very real sentiment and its a very real practice. There are millions of loyal hispanics. But there are more who believe the US stole the southwest and their professors are in our classrooms, our legislatures, business communities . . . . they pose a very real threat.

    I have considered the WWI letter from Germany. What in the world could have prompted the Germans to even consider the matter. What intel did they have that would suggest that out next door neighbor might do well to attack the US. That letter then would be a stretch to be successful, but in today’s environment — it’s an open question. To our immediate sovereignty and context as nation, the largest threat we face in along our thin threaded border. It is a very serious gap in our defense.

  189. “I have to strongly disagree with your assessment here. If Nato countries really wanted more white people, they would immediately cease the white demonization campaign and the misgenation campaign. It’s far more likely, if the motive behind all this is racial, that they salivate at the thought of whites killing other whites on a massive scale.”

    I usually proffer that perspective as a tongue and cheek suggestion. However, NATO is not demonizing whites and neither is Europe. They are reckoning with their past treatment and communication regarding darker populations they have encountered — on the basis of skin color. They are not denouncing whiteness per se, if that, they are attempting to right a perceived wrong or its consequence. I have commented much on the solutions. But if what your saying was accurate and I don’t think it is, that alone would not replace lowered birth rates.

  190. @EliteCommInc.

    correction: I have not commented much on the solutions.

  191. @John Johnson

    The enemy of my enemy is not my enemy. V.V. Putin has drawn a line in the sand, initially for protecting ethnic Russians in the Donbass from being genocided by 60,000 Ukie troops ready to assault those people after a massive and metastasizing artillery and rocket bombardment which began on February 20 of last year.

    What I wrote in the first paragraph is actual history. My enemy is the Talmudist imperialists headquartered in City of London. Their attack-dog is their Puppet Regime #1 headquartered between Wall $treet and the Di$trict of Corruption.

    Capisce?

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  192. @EliteCommInc.

    Two wrongs never make a right. If the former colonialist powers wish to make atonement, they should do all they can to provide free medical and development funding for those colonized peoples. No sense whatsoforever in bringing them in as “refugees”.

  193. @EliteCommInc.

    The so-called Zimmerman letter was actually composed by none other than Max Warburg, a former housemate of the Rottenchilds in Judengasse in the city of Frankfurt. Wilhelm II, presumably to keep those Talmudist war-loans coming made Warburg the head of his Sicherheitsdienst.

  194. @EliteCommInc.

    I have considered the WWI letter from Germany. What in the world could have prompted the Germans to even consider the matter.

    There were willing to consider anything and they settled for unrestricted warfare which meant sinking US transport ships in the middle of the Atlantic. They expected the US to enter the war at some point and considered all kinds of options.

    Let’s not forget they made a deal with the Communists to get Russia out of the war.

    WW2 never would have happened if they had simply put a bullet in Lenin instead of giving him an escort to Moscow.

  195. @emerging majority

    The enemy of my enemy is not my enemy. V.V. Putin has drawn a line in the sand, initially for protecting ethnic Russians in the Donbass from being genocided by 60,000

    No he initially said it was about NATO. He talked about NATO silos in Ukraine without any proof and he never sent an ultimatum before invading. That was when he decreed that LPR and DRP would be independent Republics as in countries. Can provide sources if you would like or even the actual decree that he signed.

    Where are LPR/DPR? Oh that’s right he erased them and made them Russian territory. The militias were marched off to the front. Some liberation.

    What I wrote in the first paragraph is actual history. My enemy is the Talmudist imperialists headquartered in City of London. Their attack-dog is their Puppet Regime #1 headquartered between Wall $treet and the Di$trict of Corruption.

    Do explain how killing 200k Whites in both Ukraine and Russia will stick it to the Jews of London.

    Oh and Putin’s chief propagandist just called for nuking France. Is he against your Jews of London? You realize he is proudly Jewish, right?
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/there-should-be-no-france-russian-propagandist-issues-ominous-nuclear-threat-to-wipe-out-western-europe/ar-AA16c1qA

    And you don’t deny that Putin has a Jewish chef in charge of the main front? A Jewish chef with zero military experience who switched to military contracting thanks to being pals with Putin.

    So explain how Putin and his Jewish staff are in a war against Jews of London by killing family age Russian and Ukrainian men. I’ll be waiting for your grandiose explanation.

  196. Wokechoke says:
    @John Johnson

    Moscow added several million people after the collapse of the USSR. St Petersburg added a couple of million. Kiev flatlined. The population of Ukraine shed 1/5 of existing population since 1990. The Russian population actually increased since 1990.

    Ukrainians absolutely vacated their precious state after 1990, never to return. Ukraine is for all intents and purposes an empty or emptying country without any nudge from Russia from before 2022.

    Once the Russians invaded another 6 million Ukrainians ran off.

    Ukraine’s dropped from 52,000,000 in 1990 to an estimated 34,000,000 today.

    In a territory as fertile as any in the world with plenty of decent weather and infrastructure. Something doesn’t add up.

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  197. @Wokechoke

    Moscow added several million people after the collapse of the USSR. St Petersburg added a couple of million. Kiev flatlined. The population of Ukraine shed 1/5 of existing population since 1990. The Russian population actually increased since 1990.

    That isn’t true.

    Russian population 1990: 147,531,561
    Russian population 2019: 145,872,256
    https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/russia-population

    Russian fertility is 1.2 births per woman and lower for Whites. That is below the replacement level.
    https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/russias-demographic-crisis

    That fertility rate is dependent on Arabs, Tartars and Muslims. Russia has the largest Muslim population in Europe:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Russia

    But I’m sure killing a few hundred thousand family age men will fix everything.

    Once the Russians invaded another 6 million Ukrainians ran off.

    Women and children were moved to Western Europe to protect them. It is Russia that has the large community of draft dodgers in nearby countries. Putin openly targets civilian areas on a dailiy basis. You don’t deny that, right? Would you want your children in Ukraine? Of course like most Putin defenders you probably don’t have children and are really just a bitter misanthrope that hates the West so much that you would cheer a mass murderer.

    In a territory as fertile as any in the world with plenty of decent weather and infrastructure. Something doesn’t add up.

    Millions left for America and Europe after the fall of the USSR to live with Ukrainian communities abroad. It’s not that hard.

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  198. @John Johnson

    The PEOPLE of the Donbass republics in a referendum voted OVERWHELMINGLY to join the RF. So this was anything but a diktat from the Kremlin.

    It is highly unfortunate for the people of Ukraine that since the Maidan coup in 2014 their blood-choked land has been in the hands of a series of Khazarian Mafiosi. With their secret police and Naztionalists as their other enforcers, the puppet regime holds the people of Ukraine solidly under control. Whatever the casualties among the unfortunates, Russia has a mission to liberate such Ukrainians as survive.

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  199. “Two wrongs never make a right. If the former colonialist powers wish to make atonement, they should do all they can to provide free medical and development funding for those colonized peoples. No sense whatsoforever in bringing them in as “refugees”.”

    I am unsure of the point here. My comment does not indicate that I support or reject said policy. But is my own take (conspiratorial in nature — tongue and cheek it may be). Immigrating whites fleeing the tragedy of war serves as perfect cover for importing white’s to offset the immigration policy that some claim is bring in nonwhites, to nonwhite advantage. If the system is giving away said benefits anyway, then may as well give them to whites.

  200. In response to the Zimmerman letter comments:

    https://www.history.com/news/the-secret-history-of-the-zimmermann-telegram

    http://thechristiansolution.com/doc2009/293_ZimmermannTelegram.html

    — the betraying Germany makes no sense to me. But that German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann openly admits writing the memorandum if accurate, more or less settles the question. Whether setting up Vladimir Lenin, betrayed Germany is more a matter of historical after the fact assessment.

    https://www.archives.gov/milestone-documents/zimmermann-telegram

    https://www.archives.gov/milestone-documents/zimmermann-telegram

    https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/36212/why-did-germany-officially-acknowledge-the-contents-of-the-zimmerman-telegram — discussion

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  201. Wokechoke says:
    @John Johnson

    Once the migration out occurred the population dropped like a stone in the sea.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  202. Wokechoke says:
    @John Johnson

    Most of the hype about Wagner at the moment is western media and a handful of twitter accounts. The Russian Parachute Brigades and other select infantry will probably clip the Wagner Legion’s wings when the time is correct. Regular army won’t like outsourcing glory.

  203. @EliteCommInc.

    “…If Accurate” is an acute insight.

  204. @Wokechoke

    Just read on another site this evening that according to UN commission on refugees, that 17.4 M have made their way to Europe, while 9.3 M have escaped to Russia. That means that the current population of Ukraine is probably less than 20M tops.

    After Russia cleans up the mess and creates a NovoUkrainia as part of the R.U….along with Belarus with similar status and then helps them rebuild the cities and remove all the U$$A corporations and such from their farmlands, my feeling is that several million will make their way back to their now totally peaceful homeland.

    Oh, the Banderite/Uniate provinces of Galicia and Volhynia will get demilitarized permanently and kicked out.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  205. Wokechoke says:
    @emerging majority

    Wow, if true Ukraine had for all practical purposes ceased to exist. 20 million people in territory as fertile, verdant and abundant as Benelux at 29 million but physically large as Texas with 29 million. (mostly desert and dry pasture with mines and oil wells).

    The carrying capacity ought to be 50 million.

    29,597 mi² Benelux
    268,597 mi² Texas
    233,090 mi² Ukraine

  206. @emerging majority

    The PEOPLE of the Donbass republics in a referendum voted OVERWHELMINGLY to join the RF. So this was anything but a diktat from the Kremlin.

    Your little dictator can’t even leave you guys with a consistent line of bullshit to defend.

    He took more than Donbas.

    Are you going to claim that the other two oblasts also voted to join Russia?

    Whatever the casualties among the unfortunates, Russia has a mission to liberate such Ukrainians as survive.

    So you believe that 76% majority Ukrainian Kherson actually wanted to be under Russian dictatorship?

    Your half-pint dictator can’t even give his bootlickers a narrative to defend. Kherson was “Russian forever” and the people flooded the streets with Ukrainian flags when the Ukrainians returned.

    He will only embarrass you further. Weasel men turn on everyone.

    At least Ghengis Khan and Ceasar would be honest about taking your land for the empire. Putin is a little shell of a man who comes up with excuses that he can’t even remember. His votes are a joke and no one believes them. LPR/DPR were supposed to be independent Republics according to Putin in February. Now they are just Russian territory and they don’t even have semi-autonomous status like Chechnya. They don’t exist.

  207. The Ukies were ready to make peace with Russia…or at least giving it serious thought; up until such time as Boris Johnson came to Kiev, making threats and promises. That stopped the peace talks in Turkey and the conflict completely flared up after that. It’s all on the Five Eyes and the rest of the combined West. They get their orders directly from City of London.

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