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In spite of an overwhelming flood of disinformation coming from the Western mainstream media and governments, there continue to be obviously widely divergent views on the current war between Ukraine and Russia. The official and media supported narrative is that Moscow attacked its neighbor in violation of “rule based” principles of international relations, whereby an attack on any nation by a neighbor with the intent to seize territory is always and unambiguously wrong. That line of thinking, summed up in the media by the endlessly repeated phrase “Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression” has provided justification for the US/NATO intervention to support the Volodymyr Zelensky government’s effort to fight back against the Russians. It has also fed into the line that Ukraine and its supporters are standing up for “freedom,” “democracy” and even “good against evil.”

Flipping the argument to the Russian point of view, the Kremlin has argued that it has repeatedly sought to negotiate a settlement with Ukraine based on two fundamental issues that it claims threaten its own national security and identity. First is the failure of Ukraine to comply with the Minsk Accords of 2014-5 which conceded a large measure of autonomy to the Donbas region, an area indisputably inhabited by ethnic Russians, as is Crimea. Since that agreement however, Ukrainian militias and other armed elements have been using artillery to shell the Donbas, killing an estimated 15,000 mostly Russian residents. Second, Russia has balked at plans for NATO to offer membership to Ukraine, which would place a possibly superior hostile military alliance at its doorstep. Russian President Vladimir Putin has observed that the issues were both negotiable and that Zelensky only had to agree to maintain his country as “neutral,” i.e. not linked to any military alliance. Reportedly it was the United States and Britain that pushed Ukraine into rejecting any and all of the Russian demands in a bid to initiate a war of attrition using Ukrainian lives to destabilize Putin’s government and reduce its ability to oppose US and Western dominance.

There is considerable hypocrisy in the US/European point of view as the US and NATO have been invading and regime changing governments in a number of countries since 9/11, including that of Ukraine in 2014. Some critics of the fighting consider the Russian demands to be legitimate in that Putin has laid down very clear markers and is genuinely protective of his country’s security, though one might agree that it is a step too far to embrace any armed attack by one country on another unless there is a clear and imminent threat. But in this case, the escalating involvement of the US and NATO in the fighting is an extremely dangerous development because it could easily escalate the conflict and turn it into what might become a devastating nuclear exchange. One would like to see a truce initiated to stop the fighting right now followed by serious negotiations to come to a settlement of the territorial dispute. But, of course, the United States, which has provided Zelensky with more than $100 billion in aid, has made it clear that it is not interested in a negotiated settlement unless Putin is willing as a confidence building first step to surrender all occupied Ukrainian territory, including Crimea. In other words, he must surrender.

Concerns that the fighting in Ukraine might somehow involve more players and could become regional and even grow beyond that point seem to be borne out by the content of a New York Times article that appeared recently. It is entitled U.S. Scrambles to Stop Iran From Providing Drones for Russia and subtitled “As the war in Ukraine grinds on, some officials have become convinced that Iran and Russia are building a new alliance of convenience.” Now bear in mind that anything appearing in a major American news outlet is likely to be a placement or leak by the US government itself. The Times sources the report to “…interviews in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, a range of intelligence, military and national security officials [who] have described an expanding US program that aims to choke off Iran’s ability to manufacture the drones, make it harder for the Russians to launch the unmanned ‘kamikaze’ aircraft and — if all else fails — to provide the Ukrainians with the defenses necessary to shoot them out of the sky.”

All of that means that the sources of the information are unnamed and should be consider anonymous and therefore not verifiable, but the article is intriguing nevertheless. Its lead paragraph states “The Biden administration has embarked on a broad effort to halt Iran’s ability to produce and deliver drones to Russia for use in the war in Ukraine, an endeavor that has echoes of its yearslong program to cut off Tehran’s access to nuclear technology.”

So, it would appear that the proxy war against Russia has now entered the Middle East, more specifically Iran, where the United States and Israel have long engaged in assassinations of scientists and technicians as well as sabotage of facilities and introduction of cyberattack “worms” (Stuxnet) into computer operating systems at research facilities. Indeed, the article states that Israel and the US have been engaging in discussions regarding exactly how to proceed in targeting the Iranian drone production. On December 22nd, a secure video meeting took place between Israel’s top national security, military and intelligence officials and Jake Sullivan, the Biden Administration’s national security adviser. The participants “discussed Iran’s growing military relationship with Russia, including the transfer of weapons the Kremlin is deploying against Ukraine, targeting its civilian infrastructure and Russia’s provision of military technology to Iran in return.”

There certainly is a large measure of hypocrisy clearly evident in Washington’s efforts to stop Iran’s sale of weapons to Russia while the US is simultaneously giving many billions of dollars-worth of weapons to Ukraine. Initial US efforts to reduce the alleged impact of the drones on the battlefield have up until now focused on blocking the sale or distribution of the non-Iranian produced technology that goes into the construction of the drones. The US military has, as well, provided Ukraine with intelligence that would enable counter-strikes on the Russian launch sites. But these efforts have only been partially successful as the electronic components being used are widely available or can be adapted employing “dual use” components if one source of supply is cut off. Also, those crafty Russians have apparently learned to change launch sites frequently as the drones and the trucks they are mounted on are very mobile.

But the Times article raises more questions than it answers. For example, it appears that the Iranians have sold to the Russians something like 1,700 drones and as of mid-December an estimated 300 of them have been used, hardly a game changer in the type of fighting taking place in Ukraine, particularly as their use in a so-called kamikaze role means that they strike their target detonating an explosive attached to the drone. That means they are destroyed in one use. And there have also been reports of supply chain problems, so it is not clear how many of the drones have actually been delivered. And the Russians certainly have their own drone factories as part of their highly sophisticated arms industry, so it is not like they were desperate for assistance from Iran in spite of claims to that effect in the US media.

To be sure, Iran has an active drone program and Iranian drones have been used in attacks directed against US military bases in Syria as well as against Saudi Arabian refineries. The “Shahed” drones are cheap and simple but effective and it is believed that Iran can mass produce them, if necessary, as long as it can continue to obtain the necessary components. It might be said that they constitute a “poor man’s” choice of weapon to use against much more powerful and sophisticated enemies like the United States or Israel.

Be that as it may, there is something that makes no sense about the Biden Administration’s sudden desire to take on Iran in a more active way, with Israel as a partner, using the Ukraine war and Russia as an excuse. Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have walked away from renewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear monitoring agreement with Iran even though Tehran was prepared to make concessions and it is in the US national security interest to have such an agreement in place. Newly reinstalled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already addressed the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and called for a “close alignment” with Washington to work aggressively against Iran. A series of meetings between Israeli and US intelligence and national security personnel are now scheduled to be held in January. And, of course, the Biden State Department and National Security agencies are full of advocates for a hard line vis-à-vis Iran, Russia and now even China. Most of them are also outspoken Zionists, many with close ties to Benjamin Netanyahu, which makes them partial to Israeli interests.

Iran, which does not actually threaten either the US or any identifiable strategic interests of Washington, is already on the receiving end of virtually every sanction imaginable put in place over more than forty years by successive American presidents. And now, because Iran is friendly with Russia and supplying that country with weapons that are surely welcome but unlikely to change the course of the war, the US is again preparing to make and take on yet another enemy, possibly with Israeli clandestine or even open help. One wonders nevertheless how much of the posturing by the White House is real and how much of it is fake. Since the United States is now approaching a $1 trillion defense budget for 2023, somebody has to figure out a way to both justify the expenditure while also making all that money politically useful by telling the public that the spending is making Americans “safe.” And what could be better than using all those shiny new weapons on a few “enemies” here and there, guaranteeing that the defense contractors will get even richer and will kick back even more to the very politicians who are the source of the largesse. Could it all be as simple as that?

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. The US war in the Ukraine is being won by Russia. The US is a guest in Asia; Russia and Iran belong there. “israel”? No, it isn’t real and should butt out of Asia.

  2. Pablo says:

    HaHa!! The Israelis don’t have the nerve to put their own Military into a fight with Iran. Have they done it before now? No. How long has it been since that sleazy Khazarian Benjamin Mielekowski (his birth name) aka Netanyahu went to the UN and warned about Iranian nukes, using a visual image of a time bomb? BTW. How long can the Israelis keep umping that “Iran is gonna get nukes” meme? If the Israelis are so worried about Iran, let them tee it up with THEIR Military? They are God’s Chosen People after all. HaHaHa!!

  3. Simply by the headline, without reading the article: How the hell can the U$$A and I$rael prevent business between Iran and the R.U.? If they are attempting such a diversion, they will face the world’s #1 military power and the planet’s fastest up and coming military and industrial regime.

    The Puppet Regime in the Di$trict of Corruption by now realizes that their attempts to cancel culture Russia economically has essentially destroyed the European economy. The Zionist entity is scared shitless of the number of missiles that Iran and their dependency in Lebanon, the Hezbollah can throw at them if they get a bit too frisky in their aerial incursions. The soon to occur exchange between the RF and Iran of the world’s premiere fighter plane, the Su-35, even if it starts at a mere two dozen of them; will give I$raeli pilots of F-16’s and the Flying Turkey/Hanger Queen F-35, a bad case of the jitters.

  4. Per comments about cyberwar, I wonder if the chaos caused by the crashing computers during the holidays at Southwest Airlines and that of the FAA last week may be the result.

    The key elements of this article are seen in this recent video:

    • Agree: Jim Christian
  5. Karl1906 says:

    The usual suspects will certainly try to warmonger in the Middle East too, that’s for sure. But succeed?

  6. Iran, which does not actually threaten either the US or any identifiable strategic interests of Washington, is already on the receiving end of virtually every sanction imaginable put in place over more than forty years by successive American presidents.

    This was the most puzzling part to me. What more can the US do to Iran?

    Clearly there have been some kinds of transactions between Russian and Iran. Neither nation has been very talkative about the nature of those deals. Maybe Iran is shipping bare-bones air-frames to be fitted with modern Russian electronics. Maybe it’s some other deal. The Caspian Sea allows cheap and safe transport between the two nations.

    Just an odd thought, but since Russia manufactures very solid missile electronics, Iran is unlikely to be short of Missile Chips in the near-term future. Though I’ll admit that for all I know Iran can already make some simple Chips for its weapons.

  7. Yaridanjo says: • Website

    Poor Israel thinks their country is way too small and surrounded by ‘nasty’ Arabs. So they want the USA to get them a bigger one. Ukraine would do nicely, but they can’t easily push Putin around as they can the USA. So to please Israel (by just bribing a few USA politicians) they got Uncle Sam to do the ‘dirty work’ for them:

    https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/83512/zelensky-and-nato-plan-to-transform-postwar-ukraine-into-a-big.html
    ZELENSKY AND NATO PLAN TO TRANSFORM POST-WAR UKRAINE INTO ‘A BIG ISRAEL’

    So they got the US Congress to put in a fake Biden (the real one died a few years ago) played by Arthur Roberts (or sometimes Struck Rogers) to play US President Elect and the American Jews would tell him what to do:

    https://historyreviewed.best/index.php/list-of-28-jews-in-creepy-joe-bidens-cabinet/
    List of 28 Jews in Creepy Joe Biden’s Cabinet

    And sure enough, a New Israel was in the works:

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2022/06/16/will-ukraine/
    Will Ukraine Become the New Israel?

    • Agree: inspector general
    • Thanks: Yukon Jack
    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    , @Yukon Jack
  8. Jean Lee says:

    The us can’t help itself. Its tax and debt slaves-sometimes referred to as the ‘populace’/-love war. It gives them meaning and financial opportunities for us empire crapitalism. Empty people with no purpose other than hamstering for the dying deranged us empire

    • Agree: Drapetomaniac
  9. IronForge says:

    Too Late:

    RUS and IRN have been engaged in Import-Export Operations involving Military Airlift with undisclosed arrangements.

    Military Airlift tracking and reporting have already been disclosed on Pro-RUS Telegram Channels.

    *IRN’s Sha’hed Drone Designs have allegedly been adapted into RUS’ Geran-2 Drones.

    *UNCONFIRMED – IRN may have shipped Prototypes of their new Arash-2 Drones – that can reach ISR Cities from IRN – to RUS for their review.

    *IRN just confirmed that they ordered 24 Su-35 Fighter Aircraft from RUS, to arrive sometime in March2023CE.

    With CHN and PRK Military Advisors onboard in IRN – consider it a matter of time before both CHN+PRK sport similar designs in their Drone LineUp.

    __________
    Epic ClusterFail of the AngloMurican-Mason and Zionist-Diaspora Hegemon. Soros-Schwartz already publicly called for a Regime Change in Beijing, so I don’t see a bright future for Descendants of Opium-Dealing Jewish and their Tribal Diaspora in CHN. They were tolerated at best since many were Kicked Out after Mao/CPC began their rule – Soros-Schwartz just gave Beijing Just Cause to start another round of deporting the Jewish.

    Regime Change declarations against RUS, now CHN. Guess they can’t “stay put” in NATO-€U and ISR – Lands where they currently live in…

    Soros-Schwartz’ own words here, Ladies and Gentlemen. His Own. Beijing now have the Right to have him regarded as a “Personal Combatant Enemy of State” and have him taken captive and/or executed. Future Calls of “Anti-Semitism” against CHN+Neighborhood by the Western Sayanim and 10Tribes are going to be noted as “Anti-Beijing” Faction Identifiers. With Blinken being a Soros-Schwartz Vassal Family Member, we’re probably going to see a further “decoupling” of SCO and the Western Hegemony.

    *NordStreams, Yamal-Europe, and other
    UKR-Transit CNG/Crude/Diesel Pipelines disabled/destroyed.

    *Non-€U TRK become the new Crude/NatGas/Diesel Regional Hub with TRK/BLU_Stream Pipeline still operational. DTT/NLD-EUROPA (touted by Haebeck) may get cut out of TRK-Hub Contracts delivering to €U…

    **Bonus: Darwin Award goes to BGR for cancelling the SouthStream Project from RUS and now having to PAY TRK for transit overheads.

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  10. If Israel was so sophisticated and advanced it would have attacked Iran a long time ago. They have not because they are terrified. Israel would lose in a war with Iran. America has resisted all this time, because though it can win in the end–the cost of winning is terrifying. Therefore, Zionist, neocon, and neolib aspirations have been shut down by more realistic military assessments.

    Russia and Iran have been close allies for twenty or more years. They have been training together, doing sea and land drills, and sharing intelligence. This whole war in Ukraine has only brought them together even more, they are closer than ever. The recent failed color revolution in Iran, the fourth attempt(?), in the last fifteen years has only made Iran stronger internally.

    The Russia–Iran alliance is maybe the most important alliance for the international order in the next few decades. A Russia-Iran alliance automatically involves China, India, Turkey, Syria, and portion as of Africa and Latin America by virtue of it being Russia and Iran, two if the most respected nations outside of Zionist occupied nations.

    The one problem, one that several commenters here repeatedly mention, and I fully agree with, is Chabad and their nefarious intentions in Russia. They are far too close to Putin and I hope he realizes it and is playing the long con.

    • Agree: Chuck Orloski
    • LOL: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @brostoevsky
  11. Theyr all in on it, russia, ukraine, US, nato, israel, iran, its all staged km theatre. However to go to war they need support from the military and citizenry, they have neither n never will. Politicians will be cornered, soldiers will be spit on. But they love to use war to steal your wealth n hide their crimes, so gettin interesting.

    • Agree: Stripes Duncan
    • Troll: Harold Smith
  12. Why would any sane leader of a county subject his people to annihilation is beyond imagination.
    There’s no other reason for this other than self enrichment via Big Daddy War Bucks.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Harold Smith
  13. chris says:

    Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have walked away from renewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear monitoring agreement with Iran even though Tehran was prepared to make concessions and it is in the US national security interest to have such an agreements ment in place.

    They’ve also walked away from it, even though most of the Biden Administration, including Biden himself, were part of the Obama Administration which signed the JPCOA in the first place.

    Thus they are reneging of the contract they themselves had signed.

    • Replies: @Sir Launcelot Canning
  14. For 90 out of 100 people involved in the grift, yes, it is as simple as that. For the remaining 10, the grift is means, not the end.

  15. anon[510] • Disclaimer says:

    Destroy western capitalism ,you will destroy UK -UK. Without the money oxygen from US UK, Israel will die .
    It needs to die anyway.Its Talmud teaches that Jewish people are superior to the rest.
    Now 60 % of Israeli believe Jews shoukd have more rights and powers than the non-Jews .

    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-jewish-believe-more-rights-non-jews-survey

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @sally
  16. Alfred says:

    Everything. Absolutely everything is being censored. It is impossible to have a sensible conversation with intelligent people any longer

    Every Facet of Government Is in the Censorship Business

    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2023/01/17/government-censorship-business.aspx

    • Agree: GMC
    • Thanks: chris, mark green
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  17. Too risky for Israel which gains nothing from this.

    Heck, it is unclear what the US gains from this but, in this case, the US risks Ukrainians.

  18. Tom Welsh says:

    ‘The official and media supported narrative is that Moscow attacked its neighbor in violation of “rule based” principles of international relations, whereby an attack on any nation by a neighbor with the intent to seize territory is always and unambiguously wrong’.

    A principle that was vigorously and bloodily rejected by the US government in 1848 when it attacked Mexico without just cause and stole half its territory – which has never been returned.

    And in 1861, when it began its war of aggression against the newly-seceded Confederate States of America.

    The main difference between the “American Civil War” (properly called “the unprovoked war of aggression against the Confederate States of America”) and what is happening in Ukraine is that, whereas Abraham Lincoln and his government immediately initiated hostilities when the CSA seceded, Moscow was perfectly willing to accept the peaceful secession of Ukraine. It was only 23 years later, when the government of Ukraine was overthrown in a violent coup d’etat and the resulting junta began systematically murdering its own citizens, that Russia issued warnings. Finally, when concrete threats emerged of thermonuclear missiles and designer diseases aimed at Russia, 31 years after the act of secession, Moscow took carefully calibrated military action to stop the dangerous excesses of the Kiev gang.

    If the Russians are wrong to use force against the nest of vipers so carefully installed close to their capital city, the sainted Lincoln and his supporters were far, far more wrong in absolutely refusing the Southerners the right of secession – which is so vividly and unconditionally depicted in their own Declaration of Independence.

  19. Tom Welsh says:

    “Reportedly it was the United States and Britain that pushed Ukraine into rejecting any and all of the Russian demands in a bid to initiate a war of attrition using Ukrainian lives to destabilize Putin’s government and reduce its ability to oppose US and Western dominance”.

    As at least half – and probably a good deal more – of Ukrainians are of Russian ethnic extraction and culture – and as almost all Ukrainians including Mr Zelensky are far more fluent in Russian than in Ukrainian – the Anglo-Saxons no doubt see this as a “win-win” strategy. After all, the war in Ukraine is a civil war, pitting – as the Russians have often said – brother against brother. That is why they went in so gently at first, like a brain surgeon doing a delicate operation, rather than launching an all-out attack. Since the Anglo-Saxons hate and despise them all, the more Ukrainians as well as Russians are killed, the better.

    After all, just 35 years ago Ukraine was the richest and most productive part of the entire USSR. Just imagine how any determined enemy of the USA would regard a full-scale military attack by the US armed forces on New Jersey or California!

    • Replies: @Realist
  20. Tom Welsh says:

    “There is considerable hypocrisy in the US/European point of view as the US and NATO have been invading and regime changing governments in a number of countries since 9/11, including that of Ukraine in 2014”.

    While quite true, this is a grotesque understatement. It is a matter of public record, and very widely known, that since its inception the USA has been almost incessantly at war. See, for example, “America Has Been at War 93% of the Time – 222 out of 239 Years – Since 1776” https://www.globalresearch.ca/america-has-been-at-war-93-of-the-time-222-out-of-239-years-since-1776/5565946

    Moreover, precisely because of its extremely secure strategic position, the USA has never been involved in a defensive war. As Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the US, said in 1910, “The United States was blessed among nations. On the north, she had a weak neighbour; on the south, another weak neighbour; on the east, fish; and on the west, fish”.

    Abraham Lincoln made this point very forcefully:

    “At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide”.
    – Abraham Lincoln; The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume I, “Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum,of Springfield, Illinois (January 27, 1838), p. 109.

    Admittedly, this is no longer entirely true, as the era of long-range hypersonic missiles means that the USA can be struck – and struck very hard – from great ranges. However, so far no one has done so.

    Since the USA has been militarily unassailable for most of its history, all of its wars must obviously have been aggressive wars of choice. Most of them were fought to increase the already immense wealth of a small clique – the US ruling class – which wholly controls the US government and always has done.

    • Thanks: Realist, Sarah
  21. The Russians already make Iranian drones under licence and will continue to do so. They also make their own drones which they have developed independently. They are ramping up production of both.
    What American and Israeli Governments do now is immaterial. Closing the barn door after the horse has bolted springs to mind.
    I don’t see what point this article is trying to make.

    • Agree: Gerhard57NL
  22. Menuhin says:

    Clearly the prophesied Judgment of Nations is beginning with Russia. What we’ve been seeing over the last eleven months is a very public indictment.

    Russia — or rather what’s left of the Russian nation — has shown her true nature to the whole world. Now which nation will be next, I wonder?

  23. Tucker says:

    With Satanyahu again in charge of Israel, we should not forget that this evil SOB is obsessed with trying to goad and manipulate the United States into starting a war against Iran.

    Might it be possible that he and his embedded cabal of blood thirsty, jewish neocon psychopaths who infest the Pedo Joe administration could be scheming to use this excuse to lure the US into launching a direct attack on Iran?

    I would not discount this possibility. Maybe the whole point of orchestrating this Ukraine vs Russia conflict by deliberately provoking Russia was part of a roundabout scheme to switch the focus to using the Russia-Iran alliance as an excuse to get the USA to give Satanyahu his wish; suckering the USA into finally attacking Iran?

    • Agree: chris
    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
  24. Tom Welsh says:

    ‘It might be said that they constitute a “poor man’s” choice of weapon to use against much more powerful and sophisticated enemies like the United States or Israel’.

    It might be said that that is a very patronising and US-centric point of view. Have we forgotten this?

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

    • Replies: @c matt
  25. Tom Welsh says:

    “Be that as it may, there is something that makes no sense about the Biden Administration’s sudden desire to take on Iran in a more active way, with Israel as a partner, using the Ukraine war and Russia as an excuse”.

    Quite true, especially from any rational point of view.

    However, I suspect that in truth the emotional pressure in Washington has risen so high – with no obvious practical outlet – that the urge to “pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall” has grown too strong to resist.

    Those damned Russians keep on doing exactly what they said they would, and nothing the masters of the universe say or do seems to stop them – or even bother them much.

    When a bully meets with resistance and cannot hurt his primary designated victim, what does he do? Find someone smaller and weaker to take out his outraged frustation on.

    Unfortunately for Washington, I suspect they may find that even Iran is “too big a boo”. Moreover, these days Iran has some quite big and powerful friends.

  26. War is not about “good against evil” but interests against interests – their apocalyptic clashing. The escalation to doomsday scenario could well be initiated by Israel. But Washington could not say so.
    https://patternofhistory.wordpress.com/

  27. „Professional“ priests & politicians (incidents & indecents):
    A vacuum cleaner rep sells vacuum cleaners,
    a people’s representative sells the people.
    Rule of the worst – Kakistos kratos:
    In life, a decent character has
    so and so many ways to get ahead.
    For a scoundrel with the same intelligence and
    energy in the same place, these paths are also open,
    but there are countless ways that a decent fellow does not go.
    The scoundrel has therefore more chances to get ahead, and as a result of this
    negative selection of character, an enrichment of the higher social strata with rogues takes place.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FHJKGKHXEA44bRb?format=jpg
    „The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer“
    „It is not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true“

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
  28. govno says:

    That the obviously zionist author failed to mention the stealing of Syrian territory by its neighbor says far more than any of its other babble.

    There doesn’t seem to be a single worthwhile cite on the net not controlled by hebes.

    • Disagree: Bro43rd
  29. That would be contradictory, since the West finances and arms the war in Ukraine. It can be believed that from the beginning Russia’s relationship with the Middle East has been what bothers.

  30. The Iranians are intelligent and resourceful people. I am confident that they will be there long after their venomous little Semitic adversaries are nothing but a footnote in the history books.

    • Agree: Tom Welsh, Carroll price
    • Replies: @Ulf Thorsen
  31. @Alfred

    I was talking to some Arab immigrants in Paris and they seem to be fully supportive of Russia and Putin both in the war against the Ukraine and the global repositioning of Russia. They also don’t believe the mainstream propaganda about the war and are certain that Russia will win. I wonder where they get their information as the media there censors everything other than the pro-Ukraine narrative During the World Cup celebrations of Moroccans on the Champs Elysees the Arab youths were taunting the riot police with chants of “Donbass! Donbass!”. On the other hand my impression was that Whites were sympathetic to the Ukrainians and that they believed the mainstream propaganda although it is difficult to gauge as they weren’t as expressive of their views as the Arabs. I suppose there are some right wing Whites there who are pro-Russian, but they keep their head down, like even some neo-Nazis who do not support Azov and the Ukraine government, such as those associated with this website:

    https://dempart.website/

  32. A ZUS and Israeli vicious attack upon Iran is inevitable.

    Subsequently, am hoping Russia will take a stand with Iran.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    , @Tucker
  33. @Zachary Smith

    Reconnaissance drones are supposedly all Russian. For the suicide drones, Russia must fit electronically compatible brains and nav aids on Iranian drones to mesh with their networks on the battlefield. Whether Iran or Russia fits the explosive is unknown. The entire project probably took Russia 3 months to solve these issues and was likely done long before the SMO began. Russian defense industry isn’t corrupt and rotten like EVERY u.s. contractor, like Lockheed, clawing every penny they can and with great delay, all to deliver, in every case, inferior product at 50 times the price, especially anything that takes to the air. My take, based on much research and personal experience. Your mileage may vary.

  34. chris says:

    … those shiny new weapons on a few “enemies” here and there, guaranteeing that the defense contractors will get even richer and will kick back even more to the very politicians who are the source of the largesse. Could it all be as simple as that?

    We’d be much better off if it was only about money. It’s actually worse than that.

    Unlike in more normal criminal organizations, in the government type, money is downstream from the psychopathic ideological driver.

    Money is the blood oath which turns all the members into culprits and rewards them for their participation. It also incentivizes them to actively seek to constantly expand the enterprise.

    But the ideologues driving the enterprise are not satisfied with money, they only need it in order to reward the amoral opportunists.

    The fanatical psychopaths are only motivated by their tribal incentives and their standing in the tribe.

    All which is still necessary today in the is the false-flag spark to really start the ball rolling. And Israel‘s hard work behind the scenes is once again about to pay off spectacularly.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  35. chris says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Very interesting, Mike, thanks!

    Yeah, I think that when Israel starts it’s final solution of the Palestinians, and its war on Iran, the French Arab community will revolt.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  36. @Chuck Orloski

    Iran will handle it. Trust me. Geographically, Iran huge, Isreal little. Missiles with 1000 km range, to targets in Isreal, 500. Missiles VS planes, missiles win every time. Iran can wipe Isreal flat from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee conventionally. The issue of Iranian nukes is moot. Any Gulf Arab countries that host Israel in this project will also be flattened, including their 2800 foot tall buildings. That distance is but 100 km. Arab Gulf countries better wise the fuck up. Especially Dubai, who hosts some Israeli tactical air as we speak. If they’re hosting Israeli nukes, God help them.

  37. @Tom Welsh

    You forget that the noble defenders of freedom left the Union because they were not happy with who the voters elected president. Like so many tyrants before and since, they mistook their own propaganda for fact, transforming a supremely pragmatic midwestern politician into a fire breathing New England radical abolitionist. In fact, the southern oligarchy had hated and feared democracy right from the start, and through its long dominance of the federal government thwarted the popular will time and time again. And the extent of antislavery sentiment in the north has been wildly exaggerated; most were much more concerned about the floodtide of Catholic immigrants pouring in from Ireland and Germany. In the 1850s, the slavocrats aggressively overthrew every carefully constructed law designed to contain the race problem in the south, the choice of the great majority of the electorate. Instead, through control of Congress and the Supreme Court, they created the fiction that slavery could be imposed everywhere without restraint, the will of the people be damned. The GOP was formed not to free slaves but to stop this malevolent Slave Power attack on popular government. By maneuvering the arrogant fools into attacking Old Glory at Sumter, Lincoln mobilized popular opinion to move aggressively against the insurrectionists, before they had time to assemble a military to contest the US for possession of the fertile midwestern territory they so desired. In any case, a hostile foreign power below the Mason-Dixon Line and in control of the Mississippi River would have been an existential threat to the survival of the world’s sole experiment in self-government. Its collapse was long desired by the south’s powerful trading partners in London and Paris, who most certainly encouraged their treason. The south was as doomed from the start as Ukraine is today – and reading our media stories now is so like reading Confederate newspapers, nothing but a tissue of exaggerations, falsehoods, and vain hopes.

    • Disagree: Bro43rd
    • Replies: @LarryS
    , @Wade Hampton
  38. tyrone says:

    telling the public that the spending is making Americans “safe.”

    ……..and the 1.7 trillion dollar spending bill reduces inflation, the “vaccine” is safe and effective, diversity makes us stronger, castrating little boys is “gender affirming” ,and finally Joe Biden won the presidential election …….I know there are plenty more lies but my fingers got tired.

    • Agree: Jim Christian, Tom Welsh
  39. Tom Welsh says:
    @Zachary Smith

    “Just an odd thought, but since Russia manufactures very solid missile electronics, Iran is unlikely to be short of Missile Chips in the near-term future”.

    Very true. The kind of computer hardware required in weapons is rather different from the Apple-Intel type. Tiny size is far less important, as it pushes up heat dissipation in return for increments of speed that are not needed in real-time systems. Larger, possibly more robust microcircuits are not only acceptable but possibly better. Judging by results, there is every indication that Russia and China have plenty of the kind of electronics they need for military purposes.

    Moreover, I rather think that Iran is quite capable of producing excellent missiles, drones, etc. with little or no outside help.

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

    According to Wikipedia, it has an estimated population of 86.8 million – many of them extremely intelligent and well-educated. It’s also worth remembering that the Persian Empire flourished, and ruled the whole Middle East and beyond, 2500 years ago. They saw off the Greeks and Romans, and are still quite able to look after themselves.

    • Thanks: showmethereal
    • Replies: @Jim H
  40. @chris

    Nah, it’s as simple as money.

    • LOL: chris
  41. “A large measure of hypocrisy” is inherent in the narrative control necessary to manufacture our consent to the US global empire. In his lauded and much quoted book ‘The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives’, the loathsome Zbigniew Brzezinski acknowledges that if America is to dominate the world, it cannot sustain a popular democracy, because “the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion… Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilisation.”

  42. @Jim Christian

    I understand where you’re coming from, Jim, but I predict that very soon, the ZUS and Israel will launch a carefully targeted attack upon Iran which resembles the Russian Shock & Awe attack upon Iran’s nuclear plants, electrical grids, and water plants.

    But of course, no occupation.

    And thanks so much for exchanging thought.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    , @anon
  43. Che Guava says:
    @Badger Down

    Amusingly, and I have no idea why, but Israel’s soccer bureaucracy is a member of the European one, they participate in the Eurovision music ROFLfest, I’m sure that others must know of other examples.

    I read that Russian officials said they weren’t using made-in-Iran drones, but Doc Giraldi would be a better judge of the truth or falsehood of that than I.

    Last point, calling the New York Times just ‘the Times’ is to play along with an N.Y.T. conceit. No matter how bad it has become, it’s never hit the abyssal depths of the Noo Yawk publication, the only ‘the Times’ is the origimal one, which isn’t from Noo Yawk. ‘N.Y. Times’ or ‘NY Times’, ‘N.Y.T’, ‘NYT’ or full title.

    • Replies: @kit walker
  44. Tom Welsh says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    Incidentally, please note how unhealthy they all look. Gates, relatively a babe in arms, is 7 years younger than me – but he looks a decade older. That particular photo makes him look like an evil old turtle.

    As for that famous Kissinger quote, I am elderly but I don’t feel “useless”. Useless to whom? And how would one be “useful”, and to whom?

    I accept the age-old belief that one must treat all human beings as ends in themselves, not as means to any other end.

    • Replies: @Realist
  45. It is even a dilemma who is going to run out of time first. There is on any side, and in the most probable case a “desperate” [wrong outcome as in a major shift in geo-political clout] move on either side, or a short sequel of desperate moves to be expected. Int. Times.

  46. Tucker says:
    @Chuck Orloski

    “Subsequently, am hoping Russia will take a stand with Iran. ”

    Perhaps the psychopath neocons stirred up the Russia-Ukraine conflict in order to keep the Russians preoccupied and bogged down there, so that when the jewish psychopaths in the Pedo Joe White House come up with some manufactured excuse that they say justifies ordering the US military to attack Iran, Russia will be too deeply embroiled dealing with Ukraine that they won’t be able to also come to the aid of Iran?

    • Agree: Chuck Orloski
  47. “ Could it all be as simple as that?”

    The road to suicide can even more simple than that. When God das had enough of a person or an entity, He will drive them mad first. What will follow might exhibit itself in many deranged patterns of behavior but hubris is the most obvious of them.

  48. @Badger Down

    All one has to do to see where the priorities of US/NATO lie is to look at the amount of money and materiel that Ukraine is receiving to fight a war it is hopelessly mismatched in! All of these “freedom-fight-supporting” nations apparently would rather support a ruthless inconsiderate Nazified regime in Kiev than invest in keeping their own nations security, letting in illegal immigrants to their own nations at an unprecedented pace! All wars are just plain “money holes” where the rich and powerful profit at the expense of mankind’s misery while ensconced in their big private secret mansions.

  49. Rich says:

    If Bibi is unable to get old Joe to attack Iran, Joe will be removed. Garland has already appointed the special prosecutor so all he has to do is give the signal and we’ve got the giggling geisha as president. And, obviously, they’ve got so much on her, she’ll do as she’s told. Just like she used to do for Willie Brown.

    • Replies: @Ljag
    , @Tucker
  50. geokat62 says:

    And, of course, the Biden State Department and National Security agencies are full of advocates for a hard line vis-à-vis Iran, Russia and now even China. Most of them are also outspoken Zionists, many with close ties to Benjamin Netanyahu, which makes them partial to Israeli interests.

    It’s just a cohencidence, goy!

    Phil, you came close to violating Dave Chappelle’s “show business rules:”

    “If they’re black it’s a gang, if they’re Italian, its a mob. And if they’re Jewish it’s a coincidence and you should never speak on it.”

  51. Jim H says:
    @Tom Welsh

    ‘Iran has an estimated population of 86.8 million – many of them extremely intelligent and well-educated.’ — Tom Welsh

    In fact, many of Iran’s Boomer-aged engineers, now mostly retired, were educated at US universities during the 1970s.

    But the US, still allegedly in a snit over a hostage-taking incident in 1979, refuses to relent and re-establish relations … as it has done, for instance, with its former arch-enemy communist Vietnam.

    Why is this? Because the Jews who furnish half of Congressional campaign funding won’t let it. As AIPAC bragged, they can whip up 400 anti-Iran votes in the House on 24 hours notice.

    US foreign policy is the hands of an alien fifth column, which also runs the State Department.

    • Agree: mark green
  52. @Commentator Mike

    Quote:” I wonder where they get their information as the media there censors everything other than the pro-Ukraine narrative”

    Part of it is intuition, part of it is experience with the Western narrative. During the first Gulf war, the American media propagated the lie that Saddam Hussein was on the brink of occupying Saudi Arabia, and during the second Gulf War, the same lying media spoke about Iraqi WMD. Those narratives were offhand dismissed by the majority of Arabs be they citizens of Pro-American or Anti- American Arab countries. The Western ZOG countries are hopelessly under the spell of the Zionist narrative that their citizens have to struggle far more to differentiate between the wheat and the chaff.

    Only a moron would believe that Ukraine can stand up to Russia and that the conflict is between Russia and Ukraine rather than between Russia and the West. The Western PTB is fighting for money and control while Russia is fighting for her very survival. Any person of little common sense knows on which side to wager his bets.

    • Agree: Alfred
  53. @Badger Down

    Whenever I am asked whether I have been to Israel I reply, “No, but I’ve been to other eastern European countries.”

    • LOL: Judd
  54. @Pablo

    HaHa!! The Israelis don’t have the nerve to put their own Military into a fight with Iran. Have they done it before now?

    If you weren’t an idiot you would be embarrased to wrote that. Do you knpw the size of the respective populations? Do you know what happened when
    much more populous Iraq attacked Iran fron right next door?

  55. @Chuck Orloski

    Iran has air defense. Deep in the country far from the gulf, yet can see clear to the Mediterranean. Add in possibility that Russia is covering Iran with the S500+ system and providing the take from those systems to Iranian leadership, I don’t believe Israel can make a dent. How is that any different from the u.s. providing the u.s. ISR take to Ukraine to kill Russians? This is all being mused over by various defense publishers and Israel and their u.s. lapdog, threatening Iran is idiotic bluster. Plus, who knows what is prepared in Syria for this eventuality? Like Mike Tyson said, everyone has a plan until they get punched in the motherfucking mouth. Missiles, ISR, distance. In this, I’ll take Iran and Russia, giving 14. And thanks for your thoughts, Sir.

    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
  56. @Pablo

    1. You’re right. The Israelis are not the chosen Hebrews of the Bible.

    http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/are-jews-the-israelites-of-the-bible/

    2. Iran will eventually be hit, either by the USG or Apartheid Israhell or both.

    http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/imperial-warmongering/

  57. Ostrogoth says:

    The Rules Based International Order did not seem to apply when the western nations stood by during the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Israel got America and her weak sisters to neutralize Iraq and now the heartless madman in Israel wants the same done to Iran. This will not end well for the killer of Palestinians or the poster child for senility in Washington.

  58. Iran is not our enemy. Our real foe is the backstabbing Zionist state. Israel should be our only target for regime change.

    • Agree: HdC
    • Replies: @Jim H
  59. @Wizard of Oz

    Don’t care, not our problem. Israelis are cowards who need the USA to do their dirty work.

  60. Alfred says:
    @Commentator Mike

    It is a long time since I lived in Paris. Even then, I had nothing to do with the Arabs of the banlieue. I saw them on the metro and that was just about it. I had much more contact with my Jewish colleagues.

    All of the Middle East and Africa supports Russia. I suspect this is an instinctive thing – as Joe Levantine – points out. They don’t trust the West. They can see through the propaganda. They know very well that Russia is a far more powerful country than Ukraine. They cannot wait of the USA and thereby Israel to be given the boot.

    Thank for the detail about “Donbass!”. That means that they are well-informed. A lot better informed than all the Ukrainians I have been dealing with in the recent past.

    The Whites in Europe are a disgrace to their ancestors. Maybe it is something they put in the water. A more spineless group of people it is hard to imagine. They are being replaced and they fully deserve it.

  61. Z-man says:

    ‘Great minds’ like me and Mr. Giraldi, work in complimentary fashion. (Grin)
    Here is what I ‘brilliantly’ told Mr. Chuck Orloski in an article by Brian McGlinchey.

    Hey Chuck, man they’re definitely getting ready for Iraq 2.0, i.e., attack Iran. The BBC just showed a half hour ‘special’ on the ‘horrorrrr’ that is current day Iran. The spin doctors are going all out.
    What do you call Britain 🇬🇧 today? If America is Izrael’s bitch, if it’s the tail wagging the dog, what is the UK? Is it the turds 💩 💩 that come out of the dog 🐕 wagging its tail? How low can the formerly ‘Great’ Britain fall. 🤔

    Watch out for Iraq 2.0!

    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  62. Can you afford to retire PG? When you read the cmmets on this thread doesn’t it make you wonder why you bother?

  63. Alfred says:
    @chris

    I suspect that Crimea was where the Jews in Palestine were going to move to next. They have no future where they are at present. Their leaders are floundering about trying to find a winnable strategy. Pissing off Russia is sure to expedite their departure.

  64. Notsofast says:
    @emerging majority

    the su 57 may have an export version, as erdogan seemed to be taking a pretty close look at it. erdogan was smart enough to get himself thrown out the f 35 boondoggle (dodged a bullet on that one) and is now in line to buy good old retro f16s, the last fighter the u.s. could legitimately develop and build. don’t be surprised if lindsey graham throws a hissy fit and a wrench into that deal and don’t be surprised if erdogan doesn’t end up with a brand new s57 in his driveway to go with his shinny new s400 systems.

    wonder what nutty yahhoo thinks about the s35 deal?

  65. BL says:

    Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have walked away from renewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear monitoring agreement with Iran even though Tehran was prepared to make concessions and it is in the US national security interest to have such an agreement in place.

    One step at a time . . .

    Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have walked away from renewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear monitoring agreement . . .</blockquote

    Yes and no. Yes, the US has walked away but the door has been left wide open. It's a mistake to consider this a binary — yea or nay on JCPOA, as once Trump withdrew the US from the agreement that kicked off what is now five years and counting on a replacement one with different contours. Trump, not to say his administration, wanted a rapprochement with Iran. Something that would be genuinely comprehensive, as opposed to JCPOA 1.0 that was anything but.

    . . . with Iran even though Tehran was prepared to make concessions . .

    Rather obviously, Iran was unwilling to make the concessions the Biden administration was demanding. Remember, the original position was that the US would reenter Obama’s beautiful baby the moment Trump was gone. Then we had weeks, then months, and now two years of increasing opacity as to the demands of both sides to pull the trigger on JCPOA 2.0.

    . . . and it is in the US national security interest to have such an agreement in place.

    Not under the changed circumstances that are the ratcheted up confrontation between the US/NATO and Russia. It’s getting to the point, if not already there, that it isn’t an exaggeration to describe American power as collapsing. Very publicly, Xi visited KSA to sign comprehensive agreements. Russia and China have a strategic alliance, and Russia has a friendly working relationship with KSA/OPEC+.

    What does it say about the neocon clown show in Washington that it has allowed both Russia and China to expand in the Middle East serendipitously. In other words, improving relations and expanding their scope with all of the regional rivals and blocs.

    Rather than reinvent the wheel, understand that it was Obama’s “Assad Must Go!,” which eventuated in Russian power reentering the Middle East with such a speed and depth it has been ignored because to speak of it might make Obama et. al. feel bad about themselves.

    I’ll end this comment with the buried lede: It’s Iran vis-à-vis Russia that made any JCPOA 2.0 impossible. Even if the Biden administration would abandon strategic interests to get an agreement, as it has proven itself willing to do most everywhere, it couldn’t sustain reaching one with Iran and then explain Iran being free under said agreement to continue to maintain its comprehensive relationship with Russia.

  66. @Jim Christian

    Hi, and thanks again, Jim!

    Btw, is doubtful that Russia sold/gave S-300’s to Iran.
    But if so, that will alter the battleground against ZUS and Israel.

  67. Anon[990] • Disclaimer says:

    The Times sources the report to “…interviews in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, a range of intelligence, military and national security officials [who] have described an expanding US program that aims to choke off Iran’s ability to manufacture the drones, make it harder for the Russians to launch the unmanned ‘kamikaze’ aircraft and — if all else fails — to provide the Ukrainians with the defenses necessary to shoot them out of the sky.”

    I have also interviewed my sources at the neighbourhood gas station, the Halal store. the local tire shop, the coffee and donut drive through and the Falafel sandwich store. They wish to remain anonymous but these high ranking officials assured me that THEIR high ranking anonymous sources assured them this was all bullshit.

    These anonymous sources stated that other anonymous sources in the Times told them the Editors make up these stories as fillers.

    So there you have it. This is for real. In summary, anonymous sources in Iran, informed anonymous sources at the Halal store etc who were also informed by anonymous sources in the Times who informed me (note I am also anonymous) .

    Note, there are also unconfirmed rumours that Iran may be supplying Russia with Vodka and Caviar which are “game changers”. In return Russia is providing Iran with Turbans.

    Stay tuned as my anonymous sources confirm these breaking events.

    • LOL: CelestiaQuesta
  68. Z-man says:

    As much as I can understand Russia’s hesitancy (including maybe the influence of some of the Jew/Zionist oligarchs still in Russia) in giving Iran more advanced weapons, they have to now supply Iran with more sophisticated weaponry. Surface to surface as well as surface to air missiles, that is. Maybe even a few hypersonics.

    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
  69. Quite a high word count to say nothing.
    US has a bugbear about Iran because it no longer controls the place through its puppet Shah Reza Pahlavi and Shin Beth is no longer training SAVAK to impose Israeli Pacification methods on the populace.

    Not sure which hurts most for US – Israel being upset – or US feeling bested.

    US has a major problem with any civilisation that is ancient – China, Persia, Egypt, Japan, Korea, India, Russia, UK when compared to the Settler Culture of USA and South Africa and Israel.

    It is time USA stopped trying to control this planet. Ever since the Civil War ended it has rampaged across the globe seeking conflict with any and every other power whether it be the lunacy of Plan Orange and Plan Red in 1920s where it wanted to attack UK and Japan – to the Occupation of UK, Italy, Germany, Korea, Japan……….and the attempt to murder de Gaulle after he kicked Us out of France

    • Replies: @Judd
    , @Sarah
  70. That Guy says:

    If it weren’t for Dual-Citizens in high positions of power, the USA would not be involved in many of the wars it has found itself fighting.

    Maybe dual-citizens need to be expelled from those positions of power and replaced with actual Americans who put America’s interests at the forefront? That way, we could save our blood and treasure.

    It’s past time to remove dual-citizens from ALL positions of power in the US, remove their lackeys as well and then institute a policy which favors the US.

    • Replies: @c matt
  71. Realist says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    There’s no other reason for this other than self enrichment via Big Daddy War Bucks.

    Correct, rapaciousness is the number one bane of civilization.

  72. @Pablo

    After having their ass handed to them by the lowly Hezbollah in 2006, Israel’s not apt to be invading anyone, let alone Iran.

    • Replies: @Ulf Thorsen
    , @Anonymous
  73. “So, it would appear that the proxy war against Russia has now entered the Middle East, more specifically Iran,….”
    All I can say is; BINGO!

  74. Realist says:
    @Tom Welsh

    Just imagine how any determined enemy of the USA would regard a full-scale military attack by the US armed forces on New Jersey or California!

    They would warmly welcome it, but not near the degree the flyover states would.

    • Agree: c matt
    • LOL: Carroll price
  75. @Che Guava

    Israel soccer team plays in Europe since if they were in the Asia confed, many to most teams wouldn’t play them i.e. Islamic countries.
    Now, why Kazakhstan plays in Europe I don’t know.

    • Replies: @Charles Martel France
  76. annamaria says:

    The Jewish State, this nest of noisy “holobiz survivors” (hello, Jewish Fuehrer Zelenskjy and your Nazi retinue), is a guiding star of Jewish genociders at the US State Department (the death of 500.000 Iraqi children was “worth it”), the CIA (it is only logical that a Jew Avril Haines became a boss of the Bankers’ tool famous for the Operation-Gladio kind of operations), Looters (the Financial Squid or Parasite), pedophiles (hello, Mossad and your darling Jeff Epstein), organ traffickers (Israel is the acknowledged capital of the bloody business), and, since the Jewish IQ has been quite inflated, Mossad specializes in murdering the talented scientists and engineers on non-Jew variety. https://thesaker.is/all-quiet-panic-on-the-western-front/

    Glazyev: Transition to the new world economic order will likely be accompanied by a systematic refusal to honor obligations in dollars, euros, pounds, and yen. In this respect, it will be no different from the example set by the countries issuing these currencies who thought it appropriate to steal the foreign exchange reserves of Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and Russia to the tune of trillions of dollars.

    Since the US, Britain, EU, and Japan refused to honor their obligations and confiscated the wealth of other nations which was held in their currencies, why should other countries be obliged to pay them back and to service their loans? In any case, participation in the new economic system will not be constrained by the obligations in the old one. Countries of the Global South can be full participants in the new system regardless of their accumulated debts in dollars, euro, pound, and yen. Even if they were to default on their obligations in those currencies, this would have no bearing on their credit rating in the new financial system.

    The nationalization of the extraction industry, likewise, would not cause a disruption. Further, should these countries reserve a portion of their natural resources for the backing of the new economic system, their respective weight in the currency basket of the new monetary unit would increase accordingly, providing that nation with larger currency reserves and credit capacity. In addition, bilateral swap lines with trading partner countries would provide them with adequate financing for co-investments and trade financing.

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2018-09-20/ty-article/.premium/israel-became-hub-in-international-organ-trade-over-past-decade/0000017f-eab1-ddba-a37f-eaff05e70000

    • Thanks: Ulf Thorsen, JWalters
  77. Anon[271] • Disclaimer says:

    Russia and Iran share a border and also are situated across the landlocked Caspian Sea from each other. The United States would have to do something on those nation’s soil or territorial waters to disrupt this particular trade of kamikaze drones.

  78. Nat X says:

    Unz is taking up for the Saracens now??? Crazy mixed up world; nod to Ray Davies.

  79. Realist says:
    @Tom Welsh

    Incidentally, please note how unhealthy they all look. Gates, relatively a babe in arms, is 7 years younger than me – but he looks a decade older. That particular photo makes him look like an evil old turtle.

    Agreed, he is almost twelve years younger than me, and I was thinking the same thing.

    • Replies: @Ulf Thorsen
  80. @Alfred

    “ The Whites in Europe are a disgrace to their ancestors. Maybe it is something they put in the water. A more spineless group of people it is hard to imagine. They are being replaced and they fully deserve it.”

    One of the finest descriptions of the disgraceful Europeans I have ever read. So sad but reality is what it is.

    • Thanks: Alfred
  81. @Wizard of Oz

    Blizzard of Ooze: Your postings reek of shitheadedness.

    • Replies: @Ulf Thorsen
  82. @IronForge

    File this under “Most Epic Self-Owns of All Time, Vol. XXV” –
    (Brandon´s money quote at 13:35):

    It´s not even funny any longer* to watch the elderly shoot themselves
    in the clit and go down in flames like that
    (*OK, you caught me there 😀 😀 😀 ).

  83. Anon[990] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    PABLITO wrote ::The Israelis don’t have the nerve to put their own Military into a fight with Iran.

    YOU Replied:If you weren’t an idiot you would be embarrased to wrote that. Do you knpw the size of the respective populations? Do you know what happened when much more populous Iraq attacked Iran fron right next door?

    Please clarify your comment !
    :::The population of Iraq was half that of Iran. It was not more populous as you assert
    :::Iraq is 438,317 sq km versus Iran’s 1, 648,000 sq km
    :::the war ended in stalemate
    :::all Iran did was fight to restore its original borders

    As an aside, Saddam, supported in this war by the US, ultimately got a rope around his neck by the same US. That is what happens, time after time, to the Dictators of countries who align themselves with America.

    The present population of Israel is 9.4M and they depend heavily on the US for weapons and resupply.

    The present population of Iran is 88M and they are mostly self sufficient

    As for Israel using their supposed nukes, God alone knows the extent of the outrage among the Moslem population not only in the Middle East but worldwide. We can only imagine the retaliation. US politicians for all their present support of the Jews would run for cover.

    Further, conventionally, Iran is a hard nut for Israel. The logistics would be complicated if not impossible. To attack Iran, the US is needed and given the state of the US military, this would also be a logistical nightmare. Given the US ultimately left Iraq minus its balls, I dont see how they are going to subdue Iran which has a greater landmass and double the population.

    Will the US population stand for another war in the ME ?

    Hence I have to agree with Pablo. Sometimes at night I hear a dog barking in the distance answered by another dog from even further away. Israel and the US are those two dogs.

    If Israel could have attacked and destroyed Iran they would have done so either by themselves or with US help. This has not happened .

    Pablo is right. Perhaps you can clarify your comment.

  84. If Israel does any aggressive action they become entrenched in the war.
    That could be a signal for Hezzbullah to begin mass missile attacks, and Syria taking the Golan.

  85. @Zachary Smith

    Clearly there have been some kinds of transactions between Russian and Iran. Neither nation has been very talkative about the nature of those deals.

    And who and who’s army thinks they have any right to know, and then act like ‘no permission’ was granted for Russia and Iran to do business.

    It seems the only recourse for the CW is the perpetuation of hubris decorated with ineffective contingency plans.

  86. LarryS says:
    @Observator

    Of the 33 states 15 were slave states. Only 7 states seceded over onerous tariffs. After Lincoln invaded 4 of the 8 slave states in the North joined the Confederacy rather than fight their brothers in the South. The Emancipation Proclamation had no control over slaves in the Confederacy and did not free the slaves in the 4 slave states in the North.

    The South was outvoted in Congress and was being plundered by the North. It could have been resolved without war and 800,000 casualties.

  87. @Anon

    “US politicians for all their present support of the Jews would run for cover.”

    Really?

    I think israel could nuke Cedar Rapids and half of Congress would express at least mild support.

    • Agree: profnasty, AndrewR
    • Replies: @Anon
  88. @Jim Christian

    And I expect the flurry of Hezbullah missiles raining down on Israel and the Golan.
    Israel doesn’t stand a chance.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  89. Agreed. “as simple as that.”

  90. @chris

    Thus they are reneging of the contract they themselves had signed.

    Oh my, the USA wouldn’t ever do that, would they??? I’m shocked!

    • LOL: chris
    • Replies: @chris
  91. @CelestiaQuesta

    Why would any sane leader of a county subject his people to annihilation is beyond imagination.

    The operative word here is “sane.”

    There’s no other reason for this other than self enrichment via Big Daddy War Bucks.

    But here’s the thing: First, as we see the “government” can print all the money it wants for any ostensible reason. The sky’s the limit and “Big Daddy War Bucks” (the military industrial complex?) will always be awash in cash, war or no war. If the “government” can spend tens or hundreds of billions on “Ukraine” it can spend the same on anything under the sun no matter how facially absurd, illegal, etc., right?

    Second, in order to be deemed a “rich” person in modern American society there would seem to be two basic requirements: (1) you need to possess “valuable” assets and (2) you need a large pool of people – a vast majority – who don’t have anywhere near the amount of “valuable” assets that you have. Since in general most assets of most rich people today would apparently only have “value” in a functional and well regulated society, any war that annihilates most of the people and/or destroys the functional and well regulated society – would make it impossible for anyone to be “rich.”

    So if worldly enrichment is the goal it seems to me that the last thing a reasonable person would want would be a devastating war with mass casualties and societal collapse.

    • Replies: @c matt
  92. Anon[237] • Disclaimer says:
    @JoaoAlfaiate

    “US politicians for all their present support of the Jews would run for cover.”

    Really?

    I think israel could nuke Cedar Rapids and half of Congress would express at least mild support.

    Pode ser ! You could be right but then again I could be right. I base my assumption, shaky as it might be given the history of the relationship (ie Israel does as it pleases and the US kiss their ass) and the general tendency of one way relationships to self destruct.

    It is relatively easy to cover up incidents like the US Liberty and the misbehaviour in Palestine. A nuclear strike is another story all by itself.

    People tend to put up with a lot but then the party getting the shaft and being constantly manipulated reach the end of their rope. Only time will tell but over 100 nations going back hundreds of years have had enough of these Jews and booted them out.

    What you say makes sense given the historical facts but so does what I assert.

    • Replies: @profnasty
  93. @Alfred

    The immigrant population has grown tremendously since then, as well as the number of tourists. I much preferred Paris 50 years ago when you could take your time and really enjoy the place. But much the same is true of London, Brussels, Amsterdam, or just about anywhere in Western Europe. The thing is that Whites were then more open and expressive about their opinions, while now it would seem that the immigrants are the real practitioners of free speech. They have no problem to let you know that they disapprove of homosexuals, transvestites, and transsexuals while most Whites just wouldn’t dare. We keep reading about the odd persons who get charged for hate crimes and/or lose their jobs because they said that Adam and Eve were a man and a woman, let alone for outright condemning the LGBT community, and it seems that most of these people tend to be Whites. Immigrants express these views far more often yet they’re rarely prosecuted or persecuted for such views. Probably the authorities don’t bother with them as much.

    • Thanks: Alfred
  94. The distance between Iran and Israel is 1778 kms. Their drones new drones can travel 7000 (kms https://asiatimes.com/2021/07/irans-new-drone-has-a-7000-km-range-reports/)

    What Iran Can Offer
    Iran could provide a variety of multipurpose UAVs to Russia:

    the Shahed-129, a reconnaissance and attack drone with long endurance (reportedly up to 24 hours), a maximum payload of 400 kg, and effective range of about 2,000 km when used with ground or airborne relay stations (since its base version lacks a satellite communication capability)
    the midrange Mohajer-6 (200-km range, 40-kg payload, 12-hour endurance)
    the smaller Shahed-123 and the precision-guided Shahed-131/136 and Kian-2 (reported range of 1,500-2,000 km)
    the Ababil-3 (see below)

    The Samson option vs a dirty bomb?????

  95. John1955 says:

    Iran is not averse to acquire indirectly Israeli military high technology. After 1979 Iranian oil is not flowing to Israel directly but via Azerbaijan. And Israeli (and American) military high tech is flowing back to Iran (and other ME countries) via Azerbaijan.

    Azerbaijan’s President: We’ve Bought Almost $5 Billion in Israeli Military Goods

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2016-12-14/ty-article/.premium/azerbaijan-has-bought-5-billion-in-israeli-military-goods/0000017f-dee5-d3a5-af7f-feef0e170000

    Greed trumps Reason every single time. Even in Israel.

    • Replies: @Sir Launcelot Canning
  96. War should spill onto “the 300 families” or “3.000 people that matter”; “the global stakeholders”.

  97. George says:

    “Ukraine War Spills Over Into the Middle East”

    There are rumors of Iranian (licensed?) drones being produced in other nations.

    Tajikistan denies it is delivering Iran-designed drones to Russia
    Dushanbe apparently began producing Iranian drones under license earlier this year.

    https://eurasianet.org/tajikistan-denies-it-is-delivering-iran-designed-drones-to-russia

  98. @bike-anarkist

    I sure wish that Iran would hurry up and get the Bomb.

    And why is Russia fighting the war alone against nearly all of NATO, which has four times its population? If it’s existential for Russia, isn’t it also existential for China and Iran?

    What if the war is not going as well for Russia as Col. Macgregor, Scott Ritter, and the Alexes at the Duran claim? Ritter predicted that the war would be over by April, and that Russia would never give up territory that became part of the Russian Federation when the majority voted by referendum to join it. After all, the Russians have yet to secure the Donbass, one of the main reasons for Putin’s SMO, after nearly 11 months of fighting.

    Imagine US/NATO fear if China sent a few divisions to the border of Ukraine. That would be the game changer that Russia needs. Or could it be that China’s president Xi Jinping has his finger in the wind and will join with whatever side is winning? After all, unlike the bloodthirsty US Ziocons, the inscrutable Chinese believe in commerce, not war.

  99. @kit walker

    Now, why Kazakhstan plays in Europe I don’t know.

    Source : Quora

    Majority of Kazakhstan is part of central Asia geographically after breaking up from USSR. However some part of it’s territory falls under Europe geography. Hence they were eligible to apply for UEFA membership.

    • Thanks: kit walker
  100. The war in the Ukraine was started by the zionist Nuland led coup in 2014 and the ensuing attacks on the breakaway Donbass region that killed over 16,000 Russian speaking people in the Donbass, this led to Russia going in to protect the people of the Donbass, this is a zionist war against Russia, and a NATO ie ZUS war against Russia.

    Russia is winning this war and nothing the zionists can do will change the outcome. Russia is revealing for all the world to see that the ZUS and their terrorist NATO are nothing but bullies and terrorists and can only win against 3rd world countries like Iraq and Libya and Yugoslavia, etc., Russia has revealed the zionists have no hope of winning.

    Zionists are destroyers of nations and humanity.

    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
  101. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    The US proceeds to bankrupt itself as it struggles with its list of enemies, squeezing the population more and more as it pursues its self-destructive policy. It isn’t clear how the US could interrupt Iranian drone manufacture and sales to Russia but rest assured the propaganda hype will go on even as US resources get squandered on anything but the US public. This is no longer rational but then the president of this large powerful country has dementia and so do its policies.

  102. @Z-man

    Just agreed, but on second thoughts,
    1) do I want to be Jewed forever and live in a world were Holocaust Survivor Hysteria is the number one form of entertainment?
    2) forced to listen to ‘call to prayer’ for all eternity, and live in a world where women are covered head to toe and beaten for wearing sexy underwear?

    Oh the choices!!! blink blink

    I would rather go back to worshiping Titans Gods and Goddesses, at least they looked cool throwing lighting bolts and riding chariots through the sky.

    Having to carry a heavy cross to be crucified on or sacrificing young boys and girls for a living doesn’t appeal to me either.

    CQ – Guardian of the Cosmic Light

    • Replies: @Z-man
  103. Rurik says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    If you weren’t an idiot you would be embarrased to wrote that. Do you knpw the size of the respective populations? Do you know what happened when
    much more populous Iraq attacked Iran fron right next door?

    but lizard, you missed Pablo’s point

    They are God’s Chosen People after all. HaHaHa!!

    being as they’re god’s chosen, it doesn’t matter the respective populations or anything else!

    They have god! on their side, for Christ’s sake!

    How are they not going to prevail, with jehovah himself pulling for them?

    get over there lizard, and spread the word!

    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @DrWatson
  104. Anonymous[619] • Disclaimer says:

    Could it be as simple as that?

    Well no, cause there’s this entity chartered with impunity in municipal law, and they’ve been whipping these poor Hoholes into a frenzy for decades for use as a proxy force against the USSR, Russia… Eurasia, you know, that big thing over there.

    The militant ethnic nationalism of it is the hallmark of the CIA ratfuck doctrine best articulated by DCI Bob Gates, the animating principle of CIA clandestine crime. In the 50s CIA used ethnic Germans and bohunks. In the 60s they used Czechs. In the 70s they used ethnic Jews. In the 80s they used Muzzies. In the 90s they used Chechens. In the 00s they used Georgians. In the 10s they started using Ukies, same shit, different day.

    Like you say, lots of people benefit from this. The American public at large benefits from the hotness of Hohole exile chicks, they’re great in the sack and batshit for extra entertainment. The miracle of modern capitalism has of course adapted to this constant of US policy. But the self-licking ice cream cone part would stop real fast if CIA lost their impunity for foreign intervention, undeclared war, and internationally wrongful acts in breach of jus cogens. That is happening now. We can do it the easy way or the hard way.

    But beyond a certain point, transitional justice is too late. Recall the Leipzig Trials went over like a lead balloon.

  105. P.T. says:

    As per U.S. politicians, only Israel now has the right to land grabs.
    lll

  106. Harry Law says:

    Reagan thought the stunning victory over the security guards of Granada meant the US could again hold its head high after its defeat in Vietnam. Now Biden thinks he can maintain US hegemonic status by defeating Russia, China and Iran all at the same time and go down as the greatest President that ever lived. Blinken thinks he can

    • Replies: @Jamali
  107. Reportedly, the Russians have been improving Iran’s drones in terms of guidance and range. The Iranians seem to be using a shaped charge and maybe an Explosively Formed Penetrator. They figured some of this out with their IEDs in Iraq. This gives their drones a good hard punch instead of a general explosion.

    https://eurasiantimes.com/hitting-bulls-eye-russia-has-upgraded-iranian-shahed-136-kamikaze/

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

    • Replies: @Sarita
  108. Sarita says:

    I got it!
    The same countries that killed all those kids in Syria have now united to kill kids in Ukraine.
    They both had different interests in Syria; but this interests didn’t clash so they united and marched on.
    Iran needed Syria to complete their Shia Crescent Project.
    Russia needed an entrance to the Mediterranean.
    Israel begged Russia to do it, the Jews who today occupy Palestine were scared of the califate founding.
    Iran started a hasbara campaign against the Sunni resistance with mantras like “ISIS is Israel” “ISIS is the CIA” and spread the propaganda through trolls with English names. “Oh al Qaeda Is the CIA”, “Usama works for them”. The purpose was to increase the Shia recruitment and slow down sunni recruitment through defamation.
    Stupid Americans bought the lies. Others own websites that get paid by Teheran. (Veterans today).
    Both Putin and Khameney should be hanged because they don’t care about their people, they need trouble so that they sit there forever.

    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
  109. @Desert Fox

    Very succinct and true, and thanks, Desert Fox!

  110. Treg says:

    I found this discussion much more informative than any other source out there so far. This discussion helped me see the nuts and bolts of this war.

    “NATO wonder weapons”, with Brian Berletic from The New Atlas.



    Video Link

  111. Mark M says:

    There are only two nations under Jewish leadership, Ukraine and Israel, and both are starting wars and trying to draw us into their stupid wars. What else can I say?

    • Replies: @Druid
  112. @Pablo

    Give credit where credit is due: Grand Nagus Netanyahu has remained on message for the last 25 years. He’s never ceased insisting that Iran is just six months away from having a nuclear bomb.

    • LOL: Zane
  113. profnasty says:

    Greater Israel is achieved. South and East Syria, West Iraq, North Arabia, Sinai. All that remains is East Egypt.
    America is long since in Their hands. England, France? Don’t make me laugh.
    Now They want the Pale of Settlement.
    In the words of Curley Howard, “The nerve of these guys!”

  114. Sarita says:
    @Si1ver1ock

    What?
    IED’s were created by the sunni resistance (al Qaeda in Iraq) and 20 other sunni groups.
    Shias in Iraq received instructions from Iran to step aside and let Americans and sunni Iraqis kill each other and then step in and take over.
    The shias in Iraq actually helped both sides and joined the US and England in destroying Faluya.
    Boy!
    More Iranian hasbara.!

    • Replies: @Si1ver1ock
  115. profnasty says:
    @Anon

    Really? Reeeally?
    Israel has used nukes in Yemen, Lebanon, and Manhattan.
    So,,,when exactly are you guys gonna man-up?

    • Replies: @Anon
  116. @Carroll price

    “After having their ass handed to them by the lowly Hezbollah in 2006, Israel’s not apt to be invading anyone, let alone Iran. “

    Right exactly. That’s why they ‘have’ the US.

  117. John1955 says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    It is not because that community is Christian.
    But because it is Armenian.
    More than one history book mentions deep visceral hatred between Armenians and Azeris which often resulted in mass slaughter (Armenian Genocide 1915-1923, Khojali Massacre of 1992 etc).

  118. @Realist

    Any number of these so-called ‘elites’ look fairly unhealthy. Bloodless, limpwristed cretins. Klaus Schwab is another good example. That rat was likely not very healthy and not strong in body even when he was in his teens-20s. Not only has the mass public been dumbed down and far and wide become physically unhealthy/unfit, the same thing has taken place with this human trash people are so fond of calling ‘elites’. Nothing elite about them. They like eugenics and euthenasia so much they need to be the first ones in line. They are the real “useless eaters” since they add next to nothing that might otherwise validate their existence.

  119. sally says:
    @anon

    Destroy western capitalism , you will destroy UK -UK.

    There is no such thing in UK -UK as western Capitalism? The economies of both are vulture bastard monopolies not capitalism. Destruction of monopoly ism is IMO the very best thing that can happen to every human being in the jurisdictions of both UK – UK. .
    I am not suggesting removing the power of monopolism from individual ownership, but I do not think any non human organization should not be allowed to use the rule of law, to extort humanity. Monopoly power by definition means somebody is going to be ripped off. These monopoly power were given to the NGOs by our governments, they did this to those use are suppose to protect by passing laws which make it possible for the NGOs to own monopoly powers and to use monopoly powers to exploit the humans the governments govern.

    Remove the right of Non Human Organizations (NHOs) [like corporations, partnerships, trusts, government private partnerships, NGOs etc.] from owning or controlling any copyright, patent, deed, privatization benefit, government contracts or any other form of monopoly power. (These organizations are NHOs). Consider the effect on the largest corporate NHO monster you can think of: ask yourself what would happen to the value of that corporations stocks, bonds and assets,-the things that make them so untouchable, if law were tp make it impossible for the NHO to legally own or use monopoly power (only governments should have and be allowed to exercise monopoly power).
    Copyrights, patents, deeds etc. are monopoly power in just in private human hands is bad enough, but to have non human hands being the owner is unconscionable.

    Humanity would be set free if it were made impossible for a NGO to own or use monopoly power.
    Wars would no longer be a universal problem for humanity Capitalism only works where no one in the market is allowed to own, use, acquire or become a party to monopoly power.

  120. @emerging majority

    “Blizzard of Ooze: Your postings reek of shitheadedness.”

    They reek of matzo balls in garlic sauce 😉

  121. @Tom Welsh

    Good note. A better historical analogy would be between secession of the CSA from its persecutors in the North and the secession of Novorossiya from Ukraine.

    Both Novorossiya and the CSA had a moral right to secede from a polity which persecuted them, but the CSA had the absolute legal right to secede.

    NY, CT and VA all specifically reserved the right to secede in their resolution adopting the Constitution. All the other Founding States assumed the same thing.

    Article III, Section 3 defines Treason very narrowly, limiting it to “levying War against (the States, plural not singular)…”. By this standard Lincoln and the Progressive Republicans who conducted the War were traitors.

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
  122. @Yaridanjo

    Nail head; meet hammer.

    (I would’ve said, “Balls on!” but nobody know what that means anymore, or where it came from. It’s a term used in measuring, like surveying, and stands for some number: ###.00, the latter looking like a pair of balls. So, “Balls on” is dead on the money, no discrepancy, accurate to the second decimal place (which is generally good enough). Four hundred would be “Four and a pair.”)

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  123. @Observator

    Sheer ahistorical silliness.

    “(The CSA – note the plural “they”) left the Union because they were not happy with who(m) the voters elected president.

    In an election which had 81% turnout, only 39.8% voted for Lincoln (link below). Which voters were those again?

    [MORE]

    “…The GOP was formed not to free slaves…”

    This is certainly true at least for the Progressive Republicans who were the authors of the War of Secession. Why was the GOP formed? Much understanding can be gained by simply reading Lincoln’s First Inaugural, which some have called the “Slavery Forever Speech”.

    Lincoln’s First Inaugural (link below):

    “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.”

    In fact, Lincoln helped usher the Corwin Amendment through the US House, an amendment to the US Constitution which would have made slavery in the Southern States both black letter law (which it never had been) and essentially perpetual.

    So, if Lincoln’s purpose in starting the War was not to free black slaves, what was it? There were two: 1) collect oppressive tariffs from the South and 2) prevent blacks from escaping the South and spreading into the rest of the country which was at the time mostly free of blacks.

    1) Tax-oppression of the Southern States: Lincoln explicitly stated one of his two reasons for the was in his First Inaugural: to continue tax-farming the Southern States by imposing absurdly high tariffs on manufactured goods to prevent them from buying better quality, lower priced goods from Europe.

    Lincoln’s First Inaugural.

    “…In doing this (collecting oppressive tariffs) there needs to be no bloodshed or violence; and there shall be none, unless it be forced upon the national authority. The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion — no using of force against or among the people anywhere…”

    This is Lincoln, in his lawyerly war, promising to wage war to collect tariffs.

    2) Keep blacks only in the South and deport them if possible: I’ve attached a link to a HuffPo article by a cringing Yankee who is forced to admit the Lincoln was a racist. He certainly was by today’s standards. In fact, outside the South, one was extremely unlikely to ever encounter a black person. Southerners knew blacks and lived comfortably with them in superior-subordinate relations. Northerners had no experience of blacks and wanted no such experience. They wanted the rest of the country reserved for whites only. This is why Yankees wanted to prevent the spread of slavery outside the South. The spread of slavery meant the spread of black people.

    Lincoln’s plan for blacks after the War was 1) to deport them to Africa or South America or anywhere out of the US (a plan which he actively pursued right up until his assassination) and 2) have them die out on their own due to what Lincoln thought was their essential inferiority.

    A link for Lincoln’s deportation plan is provided below.

    Regarding point 2, Lincoln’s plan to exterminate those blacks that wouldn’t leave voluntarily, attached below is a link to some descriptive material about the Hampton Roads Peace Conference which took place in February 1865, shortly before the War’s end and after its outcome had been decided. At that Conference, CSA VP Alexander Stephens asked Lincoln what his plans were for black slaves after the war. Lincoln’s response? Essentially “root hog or die”. And they did. There were 4 million blacks in the South before the War and, 3 million afterwards with the million dying of starvation, disease and the disruptions of Lincoln’s aggression.

    The South was an “…existential threat to the survival of the world’s sole experiment in self-government…”

    That is just silly. The CSA wanted to govern itself, to free itself from Yankee oppression, so it seceded to be able to do so, just exactly like the original Colonies seceded from their oppressor, King George III. It is impossible to imagine that the Founders would have wanted to prohibit secession by the States and many of them, including Thomas Jefferson, said so in writing.

    Had Lincoln not attacked the CSA, had allowed them to go in peace as a large segment of the North wished, we would have had two “experiments in self-government”.

    But the Yankee aggressors were absolutely, unalterably opposed to allowing the CSA to govern itself.

    Who knows how World history would have developed had the CSA been allowed to go in peace? But it is likely that Americans both North and South would not today groan under the boot of the our current oppressive Leviathan government.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1860_United_States_presidential_election

    http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/1inaug.htm

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hard-truths-abraham-lincoln-was-a-racist-and-the-confederacy_b_59932564e4b0a88ac1bc3758

    https://www.history.com/news/abraham-lincoln-black-resettlement-haiti

    https://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jala/2629860.0021.104/--hampton-roads-peace-conference-a-final-test-of-lincolns?rgn=main;view=fulltext

  124. @Zachary Smith

    Zachary Smith says: What more can the U.S. do to Iran?

    A full-fledged American military invasion after dropping a few thermonuclear bombs in order to make the Islamic Republic of Iran a vassal-state similar to Imperial Japan.

    American military is full of White greedy Christian blood-suckers who want to meet Jesus the Nazarene Jew in fictitious Christian heaven!

    • Replies: @Zane
  125. Anastasia says:

    While an attack on any nation is wrong one could make an excellent argument that Ukraine attacked first. They attacked the Russian people living in Ukraine and citizens of what is truly what was always Russia and only recently a separate country

  126. Tom Welsh says:
    @Wade Hampton

    Very true. Analogy is never exact, and yours may well fit the facts better.

    By the way, cool handle! Anyone who shared an ambulance with John Hood had his share of distinction.

    • Thanks: Wade Hampton
  127. Why haven’t the Saudis been trading oil any which way they can rather than always using the dollar American?

    Iranian drones and the Saudi choppy chop boys with the saw for the bones and Netty-Yahoo looking to further drag the US military and the American Empire into war with Iran and Russia getting ready for tracks on the frozen mud and Biden is climbing way out on the foreign policy fiasco limb.

    Let’s drag the Asian Indians and the Chinese into this mess.

    Trump is vulnerable on the Asian Indian question because mass legal immigration fanatic Trump and Asian Indian leader Modi went to Houston in 2019 to a stadium and in that stadium tens of thousands of ululating Asian Indian Hindu interloper invaders were screaming for 50 million more Asian Indians to be flooded into the USA. Trump wants to pour 50 million more Asian Indians into the USA.

    McConnell is vulnerable because McConnell married a Chinese woman with clear and very shady ties to the CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY.

    Now this Ukrainian business is about to get more serious than those pistachio picker drones from Iran knocking out power stations in Ukraine.

    Joe Biden and the JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire are about to be confronted with the results of their UKRAINE FOREIGN POLICY FIASCO.

    Republican Party voters don’t give a damn about Ukraine, but they’ll be ornery as Hell if Biden drags the US military into direct conflict with the Russkies over Ukraine.

  128. Ljag says:
    @Rich

    Ms. Harris is an anchor baby and unable to be president. More likely, the speaker will assume the duties after ridding the feeble fake Biden

    • Replies: @Rich
  129. The Russkies and the Iranians want to drone the dollar.

  130. @Sarita

    Well. You could be right. I’m just going off my memory of the American Press at the time.

    There is this:

    How Many US Troops Were Killed By Iranian IEDs in Iraq?

    Between October 2006 and September 2007, EFPs killed 97 U.S. troops and wounded more than 300 soldiers. EFP attacks peaked in March, April and May 2008, near the end of the American troop surge, when 200 of the bombs were detonated. The deadliest month was April 2008, when EFPs killed 15 U.S. soldiers.

    The Pentagon attributes the presence of EFPs in Iraq to the Quds Force, the special forces arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard led by Qasem Soleimani. Various EFP “factories” were found throughout Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Still, the exact degree to which Iran bears culpability for arming Shia militias in Iraq with EFPs and related equipment is a matter of some dispute.

    https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/09/how-many-us-troops-were-killed-iranian-ieds-iraq/120524/

    • Replies: @Sarita
    , @showmethereal
  131. “Iran, which does not actually threaten either the US or any identifiable strategic interests of Washington…”

    Ever heard of Ras Tanura, Phil?

    • Agree: Zane
  132. @ThreeCranes

    It’s just this folk/wisdom/humor to language that gives the Wittgensteins and Chomskys fits. Where do these idioms come from? How do they take root? There’s no “rational”, top-down, Oxford dictionary approved or created process by which colorful folk idioms come into being; no official one to one correspondence of signifier to signified.

    Rather, the roots of this process must be sought in folklore, the myth-making process at work in a civilization. And they know no more about that than they do word making. Cassirer labors for 1000 pages trying to explicate this process, but it is as mysterious at the end as it was at the beginning. One is left unconvinced.

    Where did Grimm’s fairy tales come from? From the collective “Folk Wisdom”. But Maggie Thatcher assured us there is no “People”, no Folk there. If not from the “People”, then from whom? You can see why all these people would be arrayed against Hitler, who anchored his entire movement in the Folk and why any scholar who waves their banner receives official benediction.

  133. Renoman says:

    The USA and Israel are the World’s #1 and #2 most hated nations. No one else even comes close. Absolutely horrible in every way, both of them!

    • Agree: JR Foley
  134. Jim H says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    ‘Israel should be our only target for regime change.’ — Fidelios Automata

    Regime change, just to install another Jewish supremacist? Pointless.

    Rather, Israel’s ‘Abdul Crow’ apartheid state needs to be systematically dismantled and replaced, starting by extending the vote to all inhabitants of Israel, Gaza and West Bank.

    Then we can send a US viceroy to dictate a new Basic Law, the same way MacArthur drafted a new postwar constitution for Japan.

    Payback time, bitches: America sent Israel a cumulative $250 billion. Now it’s Israel’s turn to step and fetch it, and do what we say.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  135. Realist says:
    @Ulf Thorsen

    Out of buttons, but thanks.

  136. @Pablo

    I pray that Iran has supplied Hezbollah with thousands of these drones, and that Hezbollah never need to use them.

  137. @Charles Pewitt

    Coup in Saudi coming in! Too controlled for a Colour Revolution, so it’ll be an inside job. Bye-bye MBS.

  138. Z-man says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    The assistance to Iran would be a temporary thing (a tactical advantage) and wouldn’t make women wear veils on Times Square.

  139. I know that Mr. Giraldi’s work is published frequently in the UR, but I haven’t spent much time on it. The following extract concerns me though:

    “…Concerns that the fighting in Ukraine might somehow involve more players and could become regional and even grow beyond that point seem to be borne out by the content of a New York Times article that appeared recently…”

    Anything published in the NYT should prima facie be assumed to be FedGov disinformation. Nothing published in the NYT should be assumed to “bear out” anything other than telling you what the FedGov wants you to believe.

    “…Now bear in mind that anything appearing in a major American news outlet is likely to be a placement or leak by the US government itself….”

    What I said.

    “The Times sources the report to ‘…interviews in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, a range of intelligence, military and national security officials [who] have described’… All of that means that the sources of the information are unnamed and should be consider anonymous and therefore not verifiable, but the article is intriguing nevertheless…”

    This is another way of saying that somebody in the NYT fabricated the story out of whole cloth. What got Mike Barnicle suspended (namely fabricating stories and claiming they were news) is now Pulitzer bait for the NYT, WAPO and the rest of the MSM. They are now merely tools of the FedGov.

    I’m not a fan of Israel nor its relationship with the US, but Netanyahu is not stupid. He can see that the US is declining in importance in his neck of the woods. With Russia arranging a rapprochement between Syria and Turkey and already having an alliance with Iran, Israel’s number one goal is to strengthen its relationship with Russia (which is already pretty good) without angering its protector, the US.

    What this article is intended to do is to warn Israel not to strengthen its ties with Russia.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
    , @Rurik
  140. @Z-man

    Somehow or another, the UK must be brought down. Five hundred years of atrocities and giving birth to the horror that is the USA deserve it. Mind you, they are doing a bang-up job themselves, but a few gentle nudges, and perhaps the ever pissed and supine chavs will finally revolt against their betters. Anything is possible.

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

    Dear me-such ‘antisemitism’. Consider yourself reported.

  142. @Wade Hampton

    Nutty-yahoo IS stupid. And Evil. If he really thinks that Israel can persist in the Near East as an aggressive, racist, terrorist, apartheid State, endlessly repressing the Palestinians while regularly attacking its neighbours, he is barking. Israel only has a future if it ceases treating its neighbours as ‘two-legged animals’.

    • LOL: Wade Hampton
  143. @Truthfully

    Putin is definitely playing the Jews. They have lots of power even in Russia, which they’re rapidly losing thank God! Anyone who thinks otherwise has drank too much conspiracy theory Kool Aid. He’s not the white nationalist hero for the white nationalist bloggers and commenters on the web, but he’s an ally of sorts and a very powerful one at that. Just like Rand Paul, he can be of value to conservative movements around the world. Just saying…

    • Agree: Truthfully
    • Replies: @SteveK9
    , @SteveK9
  144. Rurik says:
    @Wade Hampton

    With Russia arranging a rapprochement between Syria and Turkey and already having an alliance with Iran, Israel’s number one goal is to strengthen its relationship with Russia (which is already pretty good) without angering its protector, the US.

    good analysis, it seems to me

    except that the part about ‘angering its protector, the US.’ tweaked some dissonance in my consonance

    the relationship between Israel and the U.S. is like a dog owner and his loyal dog. If Israel wants to play nice with Russia, then the U.S. will wag its tail, and wait for instructions.

    The U.S. has zero agency of its own, and has not had for a hundred years. America joined both world wars on orders from ZOG, just as all the nations in the post 9/11 era that America has bombed, it has done so on ZOG’s orders.

    If ZOG told America to play nice with Putin, then tomorrow the foreign policy would turn on a dime, and the media would all sing from the same hymnal that Putin is reformed, and now our ally.

    “We have always been at war with Eastasia.”

    It may seem kind of skitzo for Murka to be frothing about Putin this! and Putin that!, while Israel plays nice, but that’s just because ZOG does not want Israel proper to suffer from any of the hostility or flying shrapnel from the conflict, when it can have its loyal dogs do all the snarling and take all the risks.

    at least, that’s how I see it.

    The only reason Murka has not yet bombed Iran, is because as much as the dog wants to please its master, it knows it can’t bomb Iran, and come out unscathed. Like ordering your dog to ‘sic em’ to an elephant, it sits there looking forlorn at its master, because it knows it can’t.

    • Disagree: Chuck Orloski
  145. Jamali says:
    @Harry Law

    [Now Biden thinks he can maintain US hegemonic status by defeating Russia, China and Iran…]

    Biden does not want to engage in a military action with Iran , but the Jewish mafia and its army, the neocons, want US to attack Iran. The US policy is NOT to stage an attack because US knows cannot win. This was the policy of George Bush and Obama regimes as well, where many times the warmongers, Israelis’ PM, tried to persuade them to attack Iran, but they REFUSED. Netanyahu, an ASSASSIN, thinks Israel cannot SURVIVE if Iran is allowed to live without economic sanctions, and keeps its territorial integrity intact, will become the regional economic POWER house.
    Netanyahu thinks Iran, signatory to NPT, should be denied of her rights to enrich uranium at home, that’s why Yossi Cohen, a terrorist member of Mossad, insisting that Israel should force US to take away this right either by extreme economic pressure or a military action. The ‘maximum pressure’ did not work and their zionist stooge, Trump, was toppled.
    So, the last resort is a military action where Israel CANNOT do it alone, thus, she is blackmailing Biden to do it for the mafia or get lost. They think they can use the zionist Hindi pose as ‘black’ to stage an attack. No one wants that zionist Hindi in power, only the zionist African elite who are serving the Jewish mafia’s interests kissing their hands for a petty job in Washington.
    Biden is trying hard to show the Jewish terrorist organizations and foundations, like FDD, who were behind the illegal economic Sanctions and Trump’s withdraw from the JCPOA, that he is doing something for them. But the Jewish warmongers are not satisfied, because all of these war mongers have posted their opinions on the Net saying that a military attack is NECESSARY to achieve victory for the Jewish mafia.
    Obama did not want a military action either. To silent the mafia he sold JCPOA, a tool to destroy Iran from within, by engaging Iran in a FAKE ‘negotiation’ to receive CONCESSIONS from Iran fifth column in power, Rohani and Zarif, without LIFTING the sanctions, to weaken Iran, then to stage a military attack to keep the Iran fifth column, “the reformists” in power.
    US and the zionists have lost many of their agents in Iran especially since the protests, fomented by the Axis of Evil US -Israel – UK funded by the Saudi Arabia where it was defeated and its agents were arrested, some have been executes.
    Now, the Israel lobby is using their servants, the Iranian traitors, who have
    promoted themselves by giving SEXUAL services, Nazanin Boniadi, Saghar Kasraie, to whoever is their superior to get a JOB to perform as a propagandist against Iran. After the defeat of the protest and the demise of its agents as SPY, now Israel lobby is sending these illiterate agents to different zionist occupied western capitals to designate IRGC, which is part of the Iranian military force, as ‘terrorist’. The same Israel lobby that forced US, Canada and Europe to remove MEK, a TERRORIST organization off the list, to be used by Mossad in its assassination program of the Iranian scientists and the civilians. Do the Westerners know they are being manipulated by the zionists for their expansionist policy? If they do, then Why they have been remained silent?

  146. SafeNow says:

    defense contractors will get even richer and will kick back even more to the very politicians who are the source of the largesse. Could it all be as simple as that? – the essay

    No. That’s not the only thing. William James wrote 100 years ago that war makes men feel that their life is operating upon “a higher plane.” Similarly, John Fowles wrote that war makes men feel serious and makes them feel women will not laugh at them.

    The above psychological component was workable (in satanic way) so long as the possible end of the world was not an issue. But that has changed and so now the psychological component must be disregarded as a reason. That leaves only the economic reason for military adventures. This must be satisfied by turning to out-of-the-way deployments that are equally expensive but do not risk nuclear Armageddon. These would be preposterous, but putative justifications would be made, and swallowed. I previously posted, a long time ago, a few suggestions for these.

  147. @Anon

    You should have recognised that the comparison I was making was obviously with the Israeli population. But I’m happy to have provided you with an excuse for you to carry on at length on whatever it was.

    • Replies: @Anon
  148. @mulga mumblebrain

    I don’t care what the Israelis do to the Palestinians. Neither does the Russian leadership, the Chinese leadership nor the Western Ruling Class. Nobody powerful cares what happens to the Palestinians, just like nobody powerful cares what happens to the Ukro-nazis or the Kurds.

    Too bad, so sad.

    You obviously care about the Palestinians. Why?

    I assume it’s because you are anti-Semitic. You do realize that the Palestinians are Semites too, right?

    So you hate Jewish Semites, but love Arab Semites. OK. Well let’s adopt your fantasy that the Palestinians manage to suicide-bomb the Jews into the Mediterranean Sea. Guess where the Israeli Jews will all go.

    They will all go to your hometown.

  149. @mulga mumblebrain

    The Mongool suppression of the Muscovites was not shortlived.

  150. Anonymous[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @Carroll price

    100% Carroll. Being an observer of the October War of 1973 without the Zionist controlled Western Media brain washing, it seemed clear that every battle where the Israelis came into close combat, they withdrew, just like Lebanon in 2006. An Egyptian General told me that our biggest mistake in 1967 was withdrawing instead of engaging the Zionists in close quarters combat and we didn’t repeat it in 1973. He added, we teach our officer corps that if you are facing a superior Israeli force, engage at close range, they tend to scatter. Sharon’s touted attempt to enter Egypt, for propaganda purposes, was ambushed by a dug in force of Egyptian commandos, They stalled his column and Sharon tucked his tail and withdrew.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  151. @mulga mumblebrain

    the UK must be brought down. Five hundred years of atrocities and giving birth to the horror that is the USA deserve it.

    What sort of bringing down do you enviage? How is it going to be just for today’s multi racial British populations? And what retribution do you hope will catch up with descendants of emigrants from Britain?

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  152. Gene Urtel says: • Website
    @Tom Welsh

    Greetings!

    Realize that the North had not wanted a civil war. Even the abolitionist minority had said, “Let the South march off!” Though a Northern congressman, Benjamin Stanton of Ohio, on 3 March, proposed a bill which would give the President complete authority over all regular and militia troops of the nation should they be needed, the House adjourned the next day without passing it. Without a special session, the House would not meet again until 4 July, 1861, the earliest date on which Congress itself could declare war.

    Indeed, in his Inaugural address on March 4, 1861, Lincoln said: “Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.

    “In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict, without being yourselves the aggressors.”

    Yet the political leaders of the planter aristocracy did not intend to secede from the Union merely in order that they could be left alone by the North to live a peaceable life. When William Tecumseh Sherman, who had just come from Louisiana was asked by Lincoln about the South, he replied, “They are preparing for war.” Governors of seceded states marched in troops and took over eight U.S. forts. In North Carolina, the Raleigh Banner spoke, “The big heart of the people is still in the Union. Less than a hundred politicians are endeavoring to destroy the liberties and usurp the rights of more than thirty millions of people.”

    Alexander H. Stephens, the desired candidate for the position of President of the Confederacy, when specifically asked if he would “fire the first shot,” replied, “No.” As a result, a hawk, Jefferson Davis, was nominated instead. Thus later, even though the commander of Fort Sumter had agreed to surrender at an appointed, future day, Davis would not wait, but gave the order to fire on Fort Sumter. This military action, which caused the American flag to get shot up, incensed and provoked the North, bringing about this response: the dogs of war were unleashed. In order to protect the North, which was his job, Lincoln had to take Executive steps.

  153. NATO puppet tarts are about to get popped by Russkie Bear.

    The JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire and their lead puppet tart named Joe Biden are about to get some battlefield propaganda problems when the Ukrainians are dispersed to the liking of the Russkies.

    Some of the puppet tarts for NATO and the ruling class of the American Empire are better looking than others. Such is the case with this wild dancer boozehound PM of Finland named Sanna Marin.

    Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin has once again validated Robert Palmer’s warning about beautiful women:

    A pretty face don’t make no pretty heart. Mr. Robert Palmer said he learned that from the start.

    Sanna Marin and her New Zealand PM pal Jacinda Ardern like to rub shoulders with billionaire globalizer plutocrats like that money-grubbing scumbag rat Blackrock CEO named Larry Fink.

    That asshole named Joe Biden has his whole frigging administration filled to the rafters with sonofabitches from that Larry Fink Organized Crime Syndicate called BlackRock and BlackRock has joined up with the Federal Reserve Bank in an unholy alliance to crush and destroy AFFORDABLE FAMILY FORMATION in the USA. Larry Fink wants to get his money-grubbing rat paws into the Ukraine reconstruction racket loot that’s sure to come after Ukraine gets bitten and clawed by the Russkie bear. Sanna Marin and Jacinda Ardern and all the other puppet tarts in bed with the ruling class of the American Empire will be screeching like greedy rats to get their cut of the loot about to be poured into Ukraine for “reconstruction” and the money laundering opportunities seem endless.

    Sanna Marin Seems To Think She’s A Robert Palmer Dancer.

    Sanna Marin Is Addicted To Seeing Exactly What her NATO Handlers Want Her To See.

    Sanna Marin and her pals play along with Robert Palmer — Addicted To Love:

  154. Rich says:
    @Ljag

    As VP, she will automatically assume the presidency unless removed prior to Biden’s removal. As was done with the removal of Agnew prior to Nixon’s resignation.

    • Thanks: Zane
  155. anarchyst says:
    @Anonymous

    The IDF is like cockroaches that scatter when the light is turned on…

    • Agree: Zane
  156. unzrocks says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    The middle easterners / Saudi’s aren’t exactly the most business and financial savvy people in the world. Their agreement to sell OIL in USD dollars only was one of the worse debacle / decision in the history of planet earth. What they should have done was sell only in their own currency instead of the USD and simply use their own currency to purchase military weapons from the US, Russia, China or whoever they prefer. Always back your own local currency and borrow money from your own banks using your own local currency since it’s the only currency you can print. By using someone else’s currency, you let the foreigner control your money supply which means they also control your country and sovereignty.

  157. The timing is interesting. Seeing that Ukraine is about to come under Russian control it must be time to move on to another screw-up. A war with Iran would take eyes off the failure in Ukraine by replacing it with another stupidity.

  158. @Yaridanjo

    Ukraine, as a new super Israel is an epic fail. Nuland and the Neocons thought they could roll Russia, their plan to arm Ukraine and then kick the shit out of Russia has spectacularly failed. Russia entered Ukraine and is now in WW3 for its right to exist outside of the globohomo west. Putin has said this directly in speeches, and their armed forces have been vastly increased, and the war grinds on, and Ukraine is being ground down into rubble.

    Putin has vowed that if Russia was to loose they would nuke the west. Thus Russia is in this war to win, and now the special operation is over, now it is real war, and I expect them to march on Kiev, and after the huge loss of blood and treasure, I believe Russia will never allow Nuland and the Neocons to ever run Ukraine again. Thus, IMO, Ukraine is lost to the Jews forever, but this fact has not been acknowledged formally, and the Brits, Germans, USA, and Poles are sending in more armour as some last ditch hail mary pass to win. They will not win, all those weapons will soon be smoking piles of scrap iron, and Ukraine will fall, and it will be the second great foreign policy loss for old poopy pants.

    VT – Israel does look more and more like a failed state. It consists of a handful of Jewish people—fewer than nine million—clinging to a dry and inhospitable patch of rock and sand on the eastern Mediterranean coast, where they are isolated amid a vast human ocean of Muslim populations and culture.

    Richard Cook’s article that Israel is a failed state echoes Henry Kissinger that Israel only has a decade left:

    New York Post “Reported to me, Henry Kissinger has stated – and I quote the statement word for word: “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel”. I repeat: “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel”, wrote Cindy Adams.

    Christian end time revelationists claim Israel will only last one generation, around 70 years. So this idea that the apple in God’s eye, aka Israel, not lasting very long is a common theme. And if you look on a map of what has happened to all of Israel’s neighbors, many now bombed out shitholes, then you have to wonder about what repercussions would befall Israel when the winds of fortune change direction. For one thing the USA could go bankrupt, and funds to Israel could be cut off. And without huge infusions of money and weapons from Uncle Sam, could Israel exist? Not a chance.

    So the $66,66 question is, where are all these Jews to go when Ukraine and Israel collapse? Well, the answer is simple, they will go to Amerika, and the Jew curse on Amerika will then be doubled. And this loss of the Great Khazar Mobster State, Israel 2.0, will surely get Biden removed and some better actor installed, many say Gruesome Newsome. 2023 will sure be interesting. Maybe if all the Jews come to Amerika, Bibi could be President, and Zelensky Vice President, both have already gotten more standing ovations than any of our elected Zionist whores. And why should Amerika only have second string whores for President, isn’t it time that Jews just take over and install themselves?

  159. Speculations about Ukraine

  160. @traducteur

    “The Iranians are intelligent and resourceful people.”

    Agreed. That is why the Israelis are all in for Iran’s destruction. Now that Nut-and-yayhoo is back in the saddle, me thinks the Iranians know they need to step up their game and I hope they do.

  161. Interesting that the US and Israel are controlled by the same people …

  162. Zane says:
    @Face_The_Truth

    There is good evidence that no atomic bombs were ever dropped on Japan. Michael Palmer is the go-to researcher on this topic.

    • Troll: IronForge
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  163. Athena says:

    When the shiit hts the fan :

    Kissinger announces support for Ukrainian membership of Nato

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @emerging majority
  164. @Badger Down

    Theocratic Iran supplying missile drones to Russia is just more blowback of the insane USA policies toward Iran.

    Iran used to be a sleepy backwater place, where no one went and no one cared until oil was discovered, and that is when modern Iran’s troubles started. Iran’s revolution took the oil control away from the ZOG, and now Iran is Israel’s #1 enemy and the endless obsession of Bibi Satanyahu.

    Iran, with all her oil, used to be Uncle Sam’s bestest ally, so long as the USA puppet Shah was on the throne. And because Iran has lots of oil that USA needs, then the USA should be on the best of terms with Iran, but because of the Jewish lobby, Iran is now the enemy. And now Iran is helping Russia kick Jews out of Ukraine.

    The wheel of karma is a turning, and it seems to me “god” is on the side of the Iranians, as they were actually able to overthrow their Jew installed government. The goyim slaves in Amerika and UK ought to be jealous.

  165. Sarita says:
    @Si1ver1ock

    You could be right
    Thankyou.
    The highest Shia authority, Al Sistani issued what in Islam they call a “Fatwa” (Decree) in which he strictly prohibited attacks on the so called coalition by shia militias for the purpose of standing by and end up winning the war after sunnis and Americans were exhausted by it.
    The number of dead American soldiers explains it all; 97 killed by Shias (before the Fatwa) against 4500 coalition troops by Sunnis.
    There were also around 60.000 American soldiers who were terribly injured (worse injuries than in Vietnam even) losing arms, legs etc to the point where the veteran hospitals in the US were collapsed and suicides reached numbers (even till today) never seen before.
    If Bush meant to help Israel and the Saudis by eliminating Saddam, well, he messed up big time because now you got a nuclear Iran with an umbrella over Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza even.
    Big screw up.
    So yes, Iran played their game right but in no way are they angels; No one in this area is an angel. Not Israel, not Iran, not the Saudis, not Assad, not Russia and definitely not the US.

  166. @Charles Pewitt

    I think you nailed it, and she does look like one of those dancers. She says Ukraine can’t be allowed to lose, I think she is a little late, Ukraine is a goner. Like football, they are throwing in the last batch of armor, giving it one last try.

  167. anarchyst says:
    @Jim H

    As a student of geopolitics, here is my “take” on what a second Trump term would have wrought…
    Trump has been dealing with jews all of his life and knows what (((they))) are like.
    Tat being said…Trump gave the jews what (((they))) wanted during his first term. This was all by design.
    During Trump’s second term, he was going to demand that jews fulfill (((their))) “part of the deal”.
    Trump moved the American embassy to Jerusalem and approved the jewish takeover of the Golan Heights among other things…
    Trump was going to demand a real resolution to the Palestinian situation which would have resulted in a contiguous “ethnostate” as well as the removal of illegal jewish settlements in the newly-formed Palestinian state.
    Trump was also going to insist on a nuclear-free middle east, something the jews also would not like.
    Trump’s “part of the deal” was something the jews could not stomach, so (((they))) derailed his second term presidency as a result.

  168. anon[510] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chuck Orloski

    Israel attacks without broadcasting it .It has done without talking always in the past. It has been anouncing imminent attacks on Iran taking a leaf out of its old playbook written in 1996 that Iran is about to possess a nuclear bomb.
    Its noise serves many purposes – get money, get gadgets,get more ovations in congress ,gets more US TV times, goad Germany to pony up more money free and more submarines and scare the settler zealot murdering thugs behind the worst crimes of the Isareli judicial system .

    It diesnt mean crazy dog wont try .But unlikely .

  169. Z-man says:
    @Athena

    Unfriggin believable.
    Didn’t he say that, ‘ve should just give Russia the Donbas und be done vith it’.
    They must have promised to bury him somewhere really nice, maybe next to a president.
    Kissinger is a good reason for euthanasia.

    • Replies: @Athena
  170. PUTINFAN says:

    Iranian nukes is another WMD type lie Allied with Russia and China they simply don’t need them as there are already enough to go around. Here in Costa Rica we LUV Vlad. I WOULD guess he has a 70% approval rating here.

  171. Anon[135] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    You should have recognised that the comparison I was making was obviously with the Israeli population. But I’m happy to have provided you with an excuse for you to carry on at length on whatever it was.

    LOL. The comparison was not obvious at all. Your comment was utter nonsense, not only in terms of the facts but also from the point of view of making sense or being intelligent.

    I think if we did a survey on UR, most would agree you are a jackass. Here is a lesson you should absorb, when you say stupid things it is more difficult to weasel out and say what you really meant was………..This is especially true in your case as the majority of your comments reflect the muddled thinking of a confused and retarded brain..

    Pablo was right and clear in his comment. You were wrong and confused in the drivel you wrote.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  172. Anon[135] • Disclaimer says:
    @profnasty

    Israel has used nukes in Yemen, Lebanon, and Manhattan.
    So,,,when exactly are you guys gonna man-up?

    Sorry Pro, I do not look at Alex Jones or the other nutballs on Youtube! I doubt this is the case. If you are going to use Nukes, then drop one and blow the opposition to smithereens ! I have to say though that even if they used nukes in Yemen and Lebanon it does not seem to have had any effect in winning or affecting the outcome. In Lebanon they had their nuts crunched and withdrew.The war in Yemen goes on. When a barefoot tribesman can take out a $100M tank with a $100 rocket, these kinds of low intensity conflicts become very expensive. When a jet fighter drops a load of ordnance worth $1M to kill a few Yemen fighters eating stale bread and weak tea you have to wonder which school of economics these people went to.

    There is no such thing as a small nuke and in using them you have to make sure the wind is blowing in the right direction or you yourself will fall under the spell of the radio active cloud.

    I live in NYC and beyond the buildings collapsing there is no radio active fallout !

    However, out of respect, I will assume you are right. As Tuco said in the Good Bad and Ugly, “when you must shoot, shoot, dont talk !”

    That said, if Israel used nukes before then use them again against Iran. No ? Not a good idea ? LMAO !

    All it is then is Jewish shit talk !

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  173. P.T. says:

    The Zionist neocons promoting war in Ukraine are not trying to help Ukraine. They are trying to hurt Russia.
    lll

  174. P.T. says:

    Zelensky and the Zionist neocons around Joe Biden will fight until the last Ukrainian goy.
    lll

  175. https://beyondhighbrow.com/2023/01/17/video-shows-ukrainians-executing-four-schoolteachers-in-kupyansk-for-collaborating-with-russia/

    I have now learned that the execution video of Ukrainian civilians in Kupyansk after Russia left and the Ukrainians took over shows four female schoolteachers from the city being executed. I know that in Izyum 93 schoolteachers were hauled away on charges of collaboration. The Rada has passed bills mandating 15 years in prison for schoolteachers who “collaborate” with Russians by continuing to teach school after the Russians take over a city. The person being led up the hill is a woman. Look at the three bodies in the pit. They’re all females too.

    • Replies: @Sarah
  176. @Charles Pewitt

    From Davos, Finland’s PM Sanna Marin says «we don’t know when the war ends – but Ukraine has to win. I don’t see another choice.»

  177. chris says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Funny, I know, but the point is easily forgotten that the only thing which changed from the time of the Biden Administration agreement with the conditions of the JPCOA to their reneging it was the Israeli pressure which was brought to bear o them and their deceitful bowing to it.

  178. @Yukon Jack

    Putting a country’s fate in the hands of a young, stupid, liberal fascist, feminazi, she-male who thinks that aping the behaviour of the worst of men is the key to climbing the ‘ladder of success’, MUST end in catastrophe. Where are the intelligent, young, mature or even elderly women wishing to serve society and humanity? No doubt the real power-brokers, male and superannuated, prefer having young, attractive, females in the halls of power.

    • Troll: Sarita
  179. @Zane

    Which insane asylum is Palmer ensconced in?

    • Troll: Sarita
    • Replies: @Zane
  180. @Wizard of Oz

    The Anglosphere is a collection of metastases from Mother Fucker England. They having slaughtered many of the Indigenous in the lands that they invaded and stole, all that can be hoped for is restitution, apologies and honest reflection and peaceful future relations. The restitution must come from the rich parasites who benefited most from the land theft and genocide.
    As the Anglosphere thugs have been complicit in innumerable crimes since, in Austfailia’s case, the Sudan War, up to and including the Iraq and Afghanistan aggressions, (I see major war criminal, Molan, in charge during the Fallujah atrocities, has definitively escaped justice) I see more restitution being required. Probably these regimes merit vivisection into numerous statelets, in order to render them less dangerous to humanity in future. These actions, plus the total disempowerment of the mostly hereditary ruling elites would massively benefit the populations of these countries of all heritages. The descendants of the immigrant invaders simply need to apologise, and make restitution from the proceeds of their forebears’ crimes against humanity. Really easy, if you try.

    • Troll: Sarita
    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  181. @mulga mumblebrain

    You argue a good case, and I for one am sympathetic to your position.

    IMO this current push by the Luciferian Globalist psychopaths to literally kill everyone and take over the world has the potential to catalyse some navel searching and lead to real change – hopefully for the better, although Martin Armstrong says we’ve got another nine years of this BS to wade through before all the guilty bastards are finally dealt with.

    FWIW, people like Riccardo Bosi have been articulating plausible directions to achieve a truly egalitarian, independent, prosperous and secure Australia, but I’m not going to be comfortable until I see a few thousand genocidal arseholes swinging by the neck and an equal number of billionaires held to close account. Commo John speaks my kind of language.

    • LOL: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  182. Druid says:
    @Mark M

    You forgot the USA

    • Agree: Olivier1973
  183. Druid says:
    @Ulf Thorsen

    Yet they live longer than the rest of us

  184. c matt says:

    “As the war in Ukraine grinds on, some officials have become convinced that Iran and Russia are building a new alliance of convenience.”

    “I am shocked . . shocked, that gambling is going on here.”

  185. DrWatson says:
    @Rurik

    They have god! on their side, for Christ’s sake!

    Funny nobody says “for Jahve’s sake”, even in this context. Also, their God is so vengeful you have to leave out the vowel from the word (why?) when you mention him.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  186. c matt says:
    @Tom Welsh

    It is the $5 machete that cuts off the head of the aristocrat wearing his $10,000 bejeweled saber.

  187. c matt says:
    @That Guy

    Problem is, too many single-citizens *cough* Crenshaw *cough* are beholden to the dual-citizens.

  188. Sarah says:
    @Paul Greenwood

    US has a major problem with any civilisation that is ancient – China, Persia, Egypt, Japan, Korea, India, Russia, UK when compared to the Settler Culture of USA and South Africa and Israel.

    It is time USA stopped trying to control this planet. Ever since the Civil War ended it has rampaged across the globe seeking conflict with any and every other power……….and the attempt to murder de Gaulle after he kicked Us out of France

    🤔

  189. geokat62 says:

    Talk about chutzpah. Instead of the EU putting the real terrorist organisation, the IDF (who daily slaughter innocent Palestinians), on the terror list, Jewish Supremacist Organisations are lobbying hard to get the IRGC (who helped defeat IS) put on that list.

    Are these people experts at inversion or what?

  190. c matt says:
    @Harold Smith

    First, as we see the “government” can print all the money it wants for any ostensible reason. The sky’s the limit

    Well, not really. It can print a heck of a lot, as long as it can force other countries to take the surplus, otherwise it risks hyper-inflation and plebe unrest. Which can be bad for elite health.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  191. Sarah says:
    @Robert Lindsay

    https://beyondhighbrow.com/2023/01/17/video-shows-ukrainians-executing-four-schoolteachers-in-kupyansk-for-collaborating-with-russia/

    Really terrible. These are the people that the so-called “free world” and the so-called “democracies” support😰😰😰

  192. c matt says:
    @Yukon Jack

    Would.

    Might feel bad about it in the morning, but would.

  193. anarchyst says:
    @Anon

    Your statement:

    I live in NYC and beyond the buildings collapsing there is no radio active fallout !

    …deserves clarification.

    Fallout was not apparent because the detonations tool place below ground. Although it cannot be proven, the amount of HEAT generated from the rubble lasted for many MONTHS if not years. This, in itself, points towards “mini-nukes” or other high-energy devices.

  194. @Yukon Jack

    From Davos, Finland’s PM Sanna Marin says “we don’t know when the war ends – but Ukraine has to win. I don’t see another choice.”

    I say:

    Henry Ford said you can have any color Model T you want as long as it’s black.

    Sanna Marin can choose to see Ukraine win as long as others get to see something else.

    • Replies: @Decoy
  195. I can see how the world ends in WWIII.

    A pilot in a bomber with nuclear weapons got the jab and keels over, and the bomber crashes into St. Petersburg, and the Russian retaliate by blowing up NY and Chicago. And then the whole world goes boom.

    At the very least, useful material for a new Airport disaster movie. The Covid Crisis. A pilot with the jab gets sick, and there’s no one fly the plane.

  196. @DrWatson

    Semitic languages in general have no written vowels.

  197. @Commentator Mike

    I wonder where they get their information as the media there censors everything other than the pro-Ukraine narrative

    Telegram channels, for instance:

    https://t.me/s/russosphere

    https://t.me/s/ukr_leaks_fr

    https://t.me/s/boriskarpovblog

    https://t.me/infodefense

    And many others in English and in German.

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
  198. Athena says:
    @Z-man

    Kissinger’s biggest fear (as he said during the Vietnam war) is: ”We are losing our credibility”.

    All NATO members know what NATO’s article 5 means and consequently what Ukrainian membership of Nato would imply. They learned it when Bush backed Georgia’s attempt to join NATO in March 2008, and kamarad Sakashviilli decided to attack South Ossetia in August of the same year.

  199. Z-man says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Please, don’t compare Sanna Marin (is that a Finnish name?) to that skanky skull face in New Zealand. While they are both stupid and should be banned from any semblance of leadership Sanna’ is good looking while the skull faced skank is not. Like I said before they’re both only qualified to be Meeter-greeters at their respective international airports.

    Good news! Hatchet faced Ardern has just tearfully resigned as PM of New Zealand. One small, self respecting step for the Kiwis. 🥝

  200. All roads lead to Armageddon.

    And with Klaus Schwab at the wheel, it’s gonna be one hell of a crackup.

  201. @Anon

    Any survey on UR would be a totally unrepresentative sample of more or less literate English speaking people, biased toward the insane and obsessives with too much time on their hands. For you I would have recommended remedial classes in my teaching days. Hint: try applying the rule that one should construe a statement which Jason a hint of ambiguity about it so as to prefer the meaning that makes sense of the statement as pointing out that Israel has a very much smaller population than Iran (or Iraq) does. You shouldn’t really need the ability to get into a law school to grasp that. A kindergarten teacher would regard it as common sense.

  202. Sari says:

    The European Parliament called on Wednesday for the EU to list Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation, blaming the powerful force for the repression of protesters and the supply of drones to Russia. The European Parliament voted for the bill with 598 in favor, 9 against, and 31 abstentions.
    There may also be a vote by the European Parliament on a “plan to suspend the JCPOA” talks with Iran on Thursday. Also, next Monday the European governments may decide whether to put the newly-approved European Parliament resolution into action or not. If implemented or not, it is an illegal move by the European states because the IRGC is a legal military unit of Iran, having a leading role in countering terrorism in the region and the larger world.

    Hours before the vote, Mohammad Esmaeil Kowsari, a former IRGC commander and current legislator, warned that if the European Parliament designates the IRGC as a terrorist organization it would have detrimental repercussions for the bloc and would not go unpunished.
    Kowsari warned the European nations not to fall for a scheme orchestrated by the U.S. and the Zionist regime to ban the IRGC.
    This proposal was pushed by the Jewish members of the European parliament and the apartheid Israel against Iran because the European Parliament has no power to compel the EU to add the IRGC to its list. But the text – contained in an amendment to a resolution, proposed by Polish conservative lawmaker Anna Fotyga – represented a clear political message to undermine Iran for the interest of her TRIBE.
    Anna Fotyga is a jewish mafia bitch active in American Jewish Council and close to terrorist Mark Dubowitz and FDD.

    The Iranian newspapers warns the EU members of parliament that they have fallen into trap of US and zionist terrorists.
    Speaking hours before European Parliament’s approval, Mohammad Esmaeil Kowsari, a former IRGC commander and current legislator, warned that if the European Parliament designates the IRGC as a terrorist organization it would have detrimental repercussions for the bloc and would not go unpunished.Kowsari warned the European nations not to fall for a scheme orchestrated by the U.S. and the Zionist regime to ban the IRGC.
    Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi also spoke before the approval by the European parliament, saying any decision by Western countries to label an official military unit of Iran as a terrorist group will violate international conventions and reveal their mental, moral, and political weakness.
    Vahidi praised the IRGC as the most significant force in the battle against terrorism and asserted that such a magnificent organization is under danger from those who promote terrorism, such as the Zionist regime and the United States.
    The Jewish mafia tribe cannot see that Iran and Russia are allies and working towards a new world order. The Mafia has made DRONES an issue to push the proposal on Europe. NATO/US and apartheid entity supplying WMD and $Billions of dollars to a Jewish clown in Ukraine to continue the war so it may weaken Russia, with the death of thousands of Ukrainians and millions more as refugees. The Jewish terrorists have NO shame, attacking Iran for the drones Russia is using, forgetting that the clown is SHOWERED by WMS from NATO and US. World population must support Iran -Russia – China, and those who are fighting against the EVIL, the mafia war and its supporters.
    https://www.tehrantimes.com/print/481015/EU-security-more-fragile-than-before

  203. Tucker says:
    @Rich

    Anglin has an excellent analysis of Trump stupidly deciding to risk pissing off the majority of his pro-MAGA support base by saddling up with the absolutely most loathsome and despicable war mongering, Israel toe licking RINO Lindsey Graham in what I think is supposed to be his ‘official kickoff’ of his 2024 campaign from South Carolina.

    What the hell is wrong with this Orange Imbecile’s brain function? He has repeatedly criticized Graham, along with the mentally insane chicken-hawk John Bolton, for being delusional, maniacal, bloodthirsty war mongering psychopaths – and yet, he still cozies up to this evil slab of Israeli bought, and probably blackmailed, RINO dog manure?

    I know how the vast majority of the pro-MAGA base will interpret this act of unbelievably moronic insanity by the Orange Imbecile. They, and I, see it as a sign that Trump is sending signals to the Deep State Globalists and war mongers that he is willing to sell out his MAGA base and become a war mongering GOP establishment Swamp Rat, if he wins the White House in 2024.

    He should be shunning any associations with these blood thirsty Israel owned war mongering neocons and RINOs, but instead, it is looking like he is doing the exact opposite.

    Let me be honest. When I observe this kind of treason and treachery coming from a guy who might well be the last hope to save America from the Communist left – I find myself hoping that Putin will do us a gigantic favor and drop a nuke on D.C. and put this dying nation out of it’s misery.

    America has become the most EVIL and MURDEROUS empire to ever exist in world history, and anyone who tries to deny that it has happened as a direct result of our nation being taken over by murderous, blood thirsty, Satanically evil, Bolshevik Communist jews is someone who needs to sign up for a brain transplant because the brain they’ve current got is seriously defective.

  204. @emerging majority

    An excellent summary of the reality.

    The reports of American F-22’s shitting themselves and running for the hills every time an Su-35 came on the scene over Syria says it all.

    BTW, being flagged as a “Troll” by a pathologic troll like the Wiz must surely be something of a feather in your cap – an emphatic confirmation of your position, so to speak.

  205. Decoy says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    So Sanna Marin says “there is NO OTHER CHOICE” than for Ukraine to win the war. Good grief! She is apparently oblivious to history and specifically Russian and Ukrainian history. Someone needs to get her into the real world where negotiated settlements are the norm. Ukraine is already wrecked. What more does she want from the beleaguered Ukrainian people? Apparently Sanna along with Lindsey Graham, Joe Biden, Blinken, etc. falls into the “let’s keep this going until the last Ukrainian is dead” crowd. Maybe she should just walk through some wrecked cities in Ukraine and ask the people what they think.

  206. Decoy says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Sanna Marin hasn’t been a politician long enough to learn that when the news media is on your side you never, ever have to admit to losing. When all is lost, you simply declare victory and move on. Works all the time. Somebody needs a sitdown with this young lady.

  207. In an interesting development, Pantsir anti-air systems are being loaded onto rooftops of gov buildings. I don’t know enough about these systems to know what all they are capable of shooting down. However, Scott Ritter spoke with Judge Napolitano recently regarding the US deployment of “Dark Eagle” to Europe. It is the new US hypersonic missile system. Ritter mentioned US idea of using conventional missile attack in a decapitation strike against Russian government and that this system can deliver a missile to Moscow from where it is/will be located in around 5 minutes. Ritter gets a little wound up at times but generally I think his info is fairly solid.

    https://min.news/en/military/9bf7fd4e41b72cc26ada0547487b56a9.html

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @nokangaroos
  208. SteveK9 says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Instead of siding 100% with Russia, Armenia (or its leaders at least) keep playing footsie with the EU and NATO. They deserve what they get.

  209. SteveK9 says:
    @brostoevsky

    Right-wing Populists in the US would probably want to vote for Putin for President … of the US, if they read this. Sorry for the length.

    Putin’s comments on the cultural changes in the West at the Valdai Conference:

    “We look in amazement at the processes underway in the countries which have been traditionally looked at as the standard-bearers of progress. Of course, the social and cultural shocks that are taking place in the United States and Western Europe are none of our business; we are keeping out of this. Some people in the West believe that an aggressive elimination of entire pages from their own history, ‘reverse discrimination’ against the majority in the interests of a minority, and the demand to give up the traditional notions of mother, father, family and even gender, they believe that all of these are the mileposts on the path towards social renewal.

    “Listen, I would like to point out once again that they have a right to do this, we are keeping out of this. But we would like to ask them to keep out of our business as well. We have a different viewpoint, at least the overwhelming majority of Russian society – it would be more correct to put it this way – has a different opinion on this matter. We believe that we must rely on our own spiritual values, our historical tradition and the culture of our multiethnic nation.

    “The advocates of so-called ‘social progress’ believe they are introducing humanity to some kind of a new and better consciousness…. The only thing that I want to say now is that their prescriptions are not new at all. It may come as a surprise to some people, but Russia has been there already. After the 1917 revolution, the Bolsheviks, relying on the dogmas of Marx and Engels, also said that they would change existing ways and customs and not just political and economic ones, but the very notion of human morality and the foundations of a healthy society. The destruction of age-old values, religion and relations between people, up to and including the total rejection of family (we had that, too), encouragement to inform on loved ones – all this was proclaimed progress and, by the way, was widely supported around the world back then and was quite fashionable, same as today. By the way, the Bolsheviks were absolutely intolerant of opinions other than theirs.

    “This, I believe, should call to mind some of what we are witnessing now. Looking at what is happening in a number of Western countries, we are amazed to see the domestic practices, which we, fortunately, have left, I hope, in the distant past. The fight for equality and against discrimination has turned into aggressive dogmatism bordering on absurdity, when the works of the great authors of the past – such as Shakespeare – are no longer taught at schools or universities, because their ideas are believed to be backward. The classics are declared backward and ignorant of the importance of gender or race. In Hollywood memos are distributed about proper storytelling and how many characters of what colour or gender should be in a movie. This is even worse than the agitprop department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

    “Countering acts of racism is a necessary and noble cause, but the new ‘cancel culture’ has turned it into ‘reverse discrimination’ that is, reverse racism… [….]

    “In a number of Western countries, the debate over men’s and women’s rights has turned into a perfect phantasmagoria. Look, beware of going where the Bolsheviks once planned to go – not only communising chickens, but also communising women. One more step and you will be there.

    “Zealots of these new approaches even go so far as to want to abolish these concepts altogether. Anyone who dares mention that men and women actually exist, which is a biological fact, risk being ostracised. ‘Parent number one’ and ‘parent number two,’ ‘birthing parent’ instead of ‘mother,’ and ‘human milk’ replacing ‘breastmilk’ because it might upset the people who are unsure about their own gender. I repeat, this is nothing new; in the 1920s, the so-called Soviet Kulturtraegers also invented some newspeak believing they were creating a new consciousness and changing values that way. And, as I have already said, they made such a mess it still makes one shudder at times.

    “Not to mention some truly monstrous things when children are taught from an early age that a boy can easily become a girl and vice versa. That is, the teachers actually impose on them a choice we all supposedly have. They do so while shutting the parents out of the process and forcing the child to make decisions that can upend their entire life. They do not even bother to consult with child psychologists – is a child at this age even capable of making a decision of this kind? Calling a spade a spade, this verges on a crime against humanity, and it is being done in the name and under the banner of progress.

    “Well, if someone likes this, let them do it. I have already mentioned that, in shaping our approaches, we will be guided by a healthy and strong conservatism.”

    • Replies: @geokat62
  210. geokat62 says:
    @SteveK9

    “The advocates of so-called ‘social progress’ believe they are introducing humanity to some kind of a new and better consciousness…. The only thing that I want to say now is that their prescriptions are not new at all. It may come as a surprise to some people, but Russia has been there already. After the 1917 revolution, the Bolsheviks, relying on the dogmas of Marx and Engels, also said that they would change existing ways and customs and not just political and economic ones, but the very notion of human morality and the foundations of a healthy society. The destruction of age-old values, religion and relations between people, up to and including the total rejection of family (we had that, too), encouragement to inform on loved ones – all this was proclaimed progress and, by the way, was widely supported around the world back then and was quite fashionable, same as today. By the way, the Bolsheviks were absolutely intolerant of opinions other than theirs.

    It’s the grandchildren of the Bolsheviks who are doing to the Western world what their grandparents did to czarist Russia.

    These people’s thirst for world hegemony will, unfortunately, never be quenched.

  211. Z-man says:
    @Ulf Thorsen

    Thanks for the Ritter-Napolitano video.

  212. SteveK9 says:
    @brostoevsky

    If right-wing populists in the US actually understood Putin, they would wish he were the US President.

    Sorry for the length.

    Putin’s comments on the cultural changes in the West at the Valdai Conference:

    “We look in amazement at the processes underway in the countries which have been traditionally looked at as the standard-bearers of progress. Of course, the social and cultural shocks that are taking place in the United States and Western Europe are none of our business; we are keeping out of this. Some people in the West believe that an aggressive elimination of entire pages from their own history, ‘reverse discrimination’ against the majority in the interests of a minority, and the demand to give up the traditional notions of mother, father, family and even gender, they believe that all of these are the mileposts on the path towards social renewal.

    [MORE]

    “Listen, I would like to point out once again that they have a right to do this, we are keeping out of this. But we would like to ask them to keep out of our business as well. We have a different viewpoint, at least the overwhelming majority of Russian society – it would be more correct to put it this way – has a different opinion on this matter. We believe that we must rely on our own spiritual values, our historical tradition and the culture of our multiethnic nation.

    “The advocates of so-called ‘social progress’ believe they are introducing humanity to some kind of a new and better consciousness…. The only thing that I want to say now is that their prescriptions are not new at all. It may come as a surprise to some people, but Russia has been there already. After the 1917 revolution, the Bolsheviks, relying on the dogmas of Marx and Engels, also said that they would change existing ways and customs and not just political and economic ones, but the very notion of human morality and the foundations of a healthy society. The destruction of age-old values, religion and relations between people, up to and including the total rejection of family (we had that, too), encouragement to inform on loved ones – all this was proclaimed progress and, by the way, was widely supported around the world back then and was quite fashionable, same as today. By the way, the Bolsheviks were absolutely intolerant of opinions other than theirs.

    “This, I believe, should call to mind some of what we are witnessing now. Looking at what is happening in a number of Western countries, we are amazed to see the domestic practices, which we, fortunately, have left, I hope, in the distant past. The fight for equality and against discrimination has turned into aggressive dogmatism bordering on absurdity, when the works of the great authors of the past – such as Shakespeare – are no longer taught at schools or universities, because their ideas are believed to be backward. The classics are declared backward and ignorant of the importance of gender or race. In Hollywood memos are distributed about proper storytelling and how many characters of what colour or gender should be in a movie. This is even worse than the agitprop department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

    “Countering acts of racism is a necessary and noble cause, but the new ‘cancel culture’ has turned it into ‘reverse discrimination’ that is, reverse racism… [….]

    “In a number of Western countries, the debate over men’s and women’s rights has turned into a perfect phantasmagoria. Look, beware of going where the Bolsheviks once planned to go – not only communising chickens, but also communising women. One more step and you will be there.

    “Zealots of these new approaches even go so far as to want to abolish these concepts altogether. Anyone who dares mention that men and women actually exist, which is a biological fact, risk being ostracised. ‘Parent number one’ and ‘parent number two,’ ‘birthing parent’ instead of ‘mother,’ and ‘human milk’ replacing ‘breastmilk’ because it might upset the people who are unsure about their own gender. I repeat, this is nothing new; in the 1920s, the so-called Soviet Kulturtraegers also invented some newspeak believing they were creating a new consciousness and changing values that way. And, as I have already said, they made such a mess it still makes one shudder at times.

    “Not to mention some truly monstrous things when children are taught from an early age that a boy can easily become a girl and vice versa. That is, the teachers actually impose on them a choice we all supposedly have. They do so while shutting the parents out of the process and forcing the child to make decisions that can upend their entire life. They do not even bother to consult with child psychologists – is a child at this age even capable of making a decision of this kind? Calling a spade a spade, this verges on a crime against humanity, and it is being done in the name and under the banner of progress.

    “Well, if someone likes this, let them do it. I have already mentioned that, in shaping our approaches, we will be guided by a healthy and strong conservatism.”

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  213. @SteveK9

    Putin’s penultimate para concerning the ‘trans’ cult, is apposite. Just how such a tiny, but heavily financed, cabal of psychologically unwell zealots have been allowed to dictate utter lunacy to whole societies eg Scotland, is beyond explanation. Unfortunately, the reaction to this insanity that is building may over-compensate in the opposite direction, but that may even be what the puppet-masters desire. As long as the serfs are fighting among themselves, the ruling parasites can rest easy.

  214. @geokat62

    AJC? The Australian Jockey Club?

    • Replies: @Sari
  215. @Ultrafart the Brave

    It’s a fight to the death between the worshippers of Death, concentrated in the USA and its Western stooges, and humanity. I fear that it CANNOT be resolved peacefully.

    • Agree: Ultrafart the Brave
  216. Zane says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Unlike a nonsense-spouter like you, Palmer actually does his research. You – and everyone else – simply believe atom bombs were dropped on Japan because the US government says so. And Washington of course never lies [SARC]. You probably think Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon too.

    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
  217. @Athena

    Apparently, Kissinger was dosed with hearty levels of adenochrome, followed by electroshock therapy to get him back “on message”. At age 99 it is not always easy keep them on the ranch, as they tend to wander and even wonder a bit. So now he’s obliged to play the role of the cat assiduously covering up his “crap” from earlier in the year. Oy and Vey.

  218. Sari says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    No.
    It is ‘American Jewish Committee’ where Dobowitz and members of the Jewish mafia are active, like Anna Fotyga, a Polish lawmaker, who was pushing EU to put IRGC on the terror list for Israel’s interest. The EU was stupid and obedient enough to follow the order and as a result will suffer. The EU states are not sovereign nations. They have been blackmailed by the mafia and its servant, US.

    The European Parliament has no power to compel the EU to add the IRGC to its list. But the text – contained in an amendment to a resolution, proposed by Polish conservative lawmaker Anna Fotyga – represented a clear political message to target Iran for the interest of her TRIBE.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  219. @Ulf Thorsen

    Oh. you mean that little redecoration of the ministry of defense?
    First, Home Air Defense Moscow has always been a strong and independent body
    of the strategic missile forces, with a ballistic missile shield before that was a word.
    The Pantsir S-1 is a short-range air-defense system (like the Gepard) – these things
    were developed to protect moving columns from ground-attack aircraft
    meaning (order of magnitude) cannon 1 mile, missiles 3-5.
    Its distinction in this context is it´s the only off-the-shelf system proven against
    drone swarms (in Syria) with colors not running – they expect some acts of
    desperation from Keeheef (putting it higher up only means it can see small
    low-flying targets farther away – it´s not to reassure the populace or supply memes).
    How they view an attack on Moscow with obvious US targeting and guidance
    (“plausible deniability” is a fiction) remains to be seen.

    – Ritter gets his his kilotons and megatons mixed up (I´ve had professors doing
    that with ppm and ppb all the time) but otherwise says nothing that isn´t common
    knowledge – his psychological inside scoops are the most valuable.

  220. @Zachary Smith

    Remember the sophisticated ballistic missiles that Iran used to hit US bases in Iraq after the U.S. killed Solemani? I remember the shock in the west that Iran had such precise missiles. That is the reason Trump and Co didn’t escalate further (and remember Iran shot down a “stealth” US drone too)…. So there is much more than meets the eye. The west can’t stop their nuclear progress either (if Iran wanted to produce a weapon they could have already)…. My guess the drones are being used as a test in a direct conflict with NATO. Iran probably expects to have to fight NATO and wants better understanding of how the drone would perform against NATO defenses…. It is obviously cheaper than using ballistic or even cruise missiles. Russia it would seem is simply willing to oblige… Russia doesn’t need the help.

  221. @c matt

    Pedantry; my point was that the elites’ agendas are generally not hampered by a lack of money.

  222. What’s going on here?

  223. MotGOD says:

    Is it okay for the Raping Russians to try and interdict Western weapons going to Ukraine?

    (To defend themselves from a Russian attack remember — you do believe in self-defense don’t you?)

    Isn’t it also then okay for the Jews and their D.C. Golem to try and interdict Iranian weapons go to Russia to be used against Ukraine?

    What do you say?

    …Yeah, thought so, lol.

  224. @Si1ver1ock

    Those IED’s were being used by Sunni groups to kill not just Americans – but Shia muslims too. That’s why Iranian backed militias actually helped the US fight what became ISIS.

  225. @Sari

    The Sabbat Goyim are even more loathsome than their owners, the Zionazi racists.

  226. The hypocrisy of the US is breathtaking.

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