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The year 2018 will go down in history as a turning point in the evolution of the geostrategic environment of our planet. There are many reasons for that and I won’t list them all, but here are some of the ones which I personally consider the most important ones:

The Empire blinked. Several times

This is probably the single most important development of the year: the AngloZionist Empire issued all sorts of scary threats, and took some even scarier actual steps, but eventually it had to back down. In fact, the Empire is in retreat on many fronts, but I will only list a few crucial ones:

  1. The DPRK: remember all the grandiose threats made by Trump and his Neocon handlers? The Administration went as far as announcing that it would send as many as THREE(!) nuclear aircraft carrier strike groups to the waters off the DRPK while Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea. Eventually, the South Koreans decided to take matters in their own hands, they opened a direct channel of communications with the North, and all the US sabre-rattling turned into nothing more than hot air.
  2. Syria in April: that was the time when the US, France and the UK decided to attack Syria with cruise missiles to “punish” the Syrians for allegedly using chemical weapons (a theory too stupid to be even worth discussing). Of 103 detected missiles, 71 were shot down by the Syrians. The White House and the Pentagon, along with their trusted Ziomedia, declared the strike a great success, but then, they also did that during the invasion of Grenada (one of the worst assault operation in military history) or after the humiliating defeat of Israel by Hezbollah in 2006, so this really means very little. The truth is that this operation was a total military failure and that it has not been followed up by anything (at least for now).
  3. The Ukraine: we spent almost all of 2018 waiting for an Ukronazi attack on the Donbass which never happened. Now, I am quite sure that some will argue that the Nazi junta in Kiev never had any such intentions, but anybody with even a basic knowledge of what took place in the Ukraine this year knows that this is pure bull: the junta did pretty much everything to execute an attack except the very last step: to actually order it. Putin’s open threat that any such attack would have “grave consequences for Ukraine’s statehood as such” probably played a key role in deterring the Empire. Oh sure, the Ukronazis might well attack in January or any time after that, but the fact is that in 2018 they did not dare do so. Yet again, the Empire (and its minions) had to back down.
  4. Syria in September: this time, it was the Israeli hypostasis of the Empire which triggered a massive crisis when the Israelis hid their strike aircraft behind a Russian Il-20 large turboprop airliner resulting in the loss of the aircraft and crew. After giving the Israelis a chance to come clean (which, predictably, they didn’t – they are, after all, Israelis), the Russians got fed up and delivered advanced air defense, electronic warfare and battle management systems to the Syrians. In response the Israelis (who had issued many threats about immediately destroying any S-300 delivered to the Syrians) had to basically stop their air strikes against Syria (well, not quite, they did execute two such strikes: one totally ineffective one and one in which the Zionist crazies again hid behind an aircraft, but in this case, no one but TWO civilian aircraft (more about this latest ziocrazy stunt further below). The Empire backed down again.
  5. Syria in December: apparently fed up with all the infighting amongst his advisors, Trump eventually ordered a full US withdrawal from Syria. Now, of course, since this is the US, we have to wait and see what actually happens. There is also a very complex kabuki dance being executed by Russia, Turkey, the US, Israel, Iran, the Kurds and the Syrians to stabilize the situation following a full US withdrawal. After all the years of huffing and puffing about how “Assad The Monster must go” it is quite amusing to see how the western powers are throwing in towels one after the other. This also begs the obvious question: if “The City On The Hill And Sole Superpower On The Planet, The Leader Of The Free World and the Indispensable Nation” can’t even deal with a weakened Syrian government and military, what can this military successfully do (besides provide Hollywood blockbusters to a gullible US public)?
  6. Various smaller defeats: too many to count, but they include the Khashoggi fiasco, the failure of the war in Yemen, the failure of the war in Afghanistan, the failure of the war in Iraq, the failure to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela, and the gradual loss of control over an increasing number of EU countries (Italy), Nikki Haley’s ridiculous antics at the UNSC, the inability to gather up the intellectual resources needed to have a real, productive, meeting with Vladimir Putin, the disastrous commercial war with China, etc. What all these events have in common is that they are a result of the inability of the US to get anything done, truly done. Far from being a real superpower, the US is in a full-spectrum decline and the main thing which still gives it its superpower status are its nuclear weapons, just like Russia in the 1990s.

All the internal problems resulting from the infighting of the US elites (roughly: the Clinton gang vs Trump and his Deplorables) only make things worse. Just the apparently never ending sequence of resignations and/or firing from the Trump Administration is a very important sign of the advanced state of collapse of the US polity. Elites don’t fight each other when all goes well, they do so when everything goes south. The saying “victory has many fathers but defeat is an orphan” reminds us that when a gang of thugs begins to lose control of a situation, it rapidly turns into an “every man for himself”, everybody blames everybody for the problems and nobody wants to stay anywhere near those who will go down in history as the pathetic losers who screwed everything up.

As for the US armed forces, they have been tremendously successful in killing a very large amount of people, as always, mostly civilians, but they failed to get anything actually done, at least not if one understands that the purpose of war is not just to kill people, but is the “continuation of politics by other means“. Let’s compare and contrast what Russia and the US did in Syria.

On October 11th, Putin declared the following in an interview with Vladimir Soloviev on the TV channel Russia 1: “Our objective is to stabilize the legitimate authority and create conditions for a political compromise“. That’s it. He did not say that Russia would single-handedly change the course of the war, much less so win the war. The (very small!) Russian task force in Syria achieved these original objectives in just a few months, something which the Axis-of-Kindness could not achieve in years (and the Russians did that with a small fraction of the military capabilities available to the US/NATO/EU/CENTCOM/Israel in the region. In fact, the Russians even had to quickly create a resupply system which they did not have because of the purely defensive Russian military posture (Russian power projection is mostly limited under 500-1000km from the Russian border).

In comparison, the US has been fighting a so-called GWOT (Global War on Terror) since 2001 and all it can show is that the terrorists (of various demonstrations) only got stronger, took control of more land, murdered more people, and generally seemed to show a remarkable ability to survive and even grow in spite of (or thanks to) the GWOT. As Putin would say, what would you expect from “people who don’t know the difference between Austria and Australia“?

Personally, I would expect them to take full credit for the victory and leave.

Which is exactly what the US has done.

At least that is what they are saying now. This could change 180 degrees again.

As for Afghanistan, the US spent more time there than the Soviets did. Does that not strongly suggest that the US leaders are *even more* incompetent than the “stagnation” era Soviet gerontocrats?

The failure to subdue or even contain Russia

Putin’s speech on March 1st to the Russian Federal Assembly was truly a historical moment: for the first time since the Empire decided to wage war on Russia (a war which is roughly 80% informational, 15% economic and only 5% kinetic but which can turn 95% kinetic in one hour or so!) the Russians decided to openly warn the US that their strategy has been comprehensively defeated. You think that this is hyperbole? Think again. What is US military power based on? What are it’s main components?

  • Airpower (air supremacy)
  • Long-range standoff weapons (ballistic and air-breathing)
  • Aircraft carriers
  • Anti-missile defense (at least in theory!)
  • 800-1000 (depends on how you count) bases worldwide

The deployment of what are without any doubt the most sophisticated air-defense systems in the world supported what are also probably the most formidable electronic warfare (EW) capabilities currently in existence have now created what the US/NATO commanders refer to as a “Russia’s anti-access/area denial (A2/AD)” capability which, so do these US/NATO commanders say, can pop-up over the Baltic Sea, over the Eastern Mediterranean, the Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere (might show up on the La Orchila island in Venezuela in 2019). Furthermore, in qualitative terms Russian tactical airpower is newer and at least equal, if not superior, to anything in US or NATO tactical aircraft holdings. While the West in general, and especially the US, have a much larger number of aircraft, they are mostly of the older generations, and various encounters between Russian and US multirole aircraft in the Syrian skies have shown that US pilots prefer to leave when Russian Su-35S show up.

The deployment (already in 2018!) of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile has basically made the entire US surface fleet useless for an attack against Russia. Be it the aircraft carriers or even various destroyers, cruisers, amphibious assault ships, (mostly ill-fated) littoral combat ships, transport ships, etc. – they now are all sitting ducks which the Russians can blow out of the water irrespective of any air-defenses these ships, or their escorts, might have.

Likewise, the deployment of the super-heavy thermonuclear armed intercontinental ballistic like the Sarmat and the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle have made all of the US anti-ballistic missile efforts completely useless. Let me repeat this: ALL of the US ABM efforts, including the billions spent on research and development, have now been rendered completely useless.

ORDER IT NOW

It is important to clarify something here: none of the new Russian weapon systems provide any means to protect Russian from a US nuclear (or conventional) strike. “All” they do is to make darn sure that the US leaders are never under the illusion they have been pursuing since Reagan’s “Star Wars”, i.e. that they could somehow escape a Russian 2nd-strike (counter-strike) retaliatory capability if it decided to strike Russia. In truth, even without the Sarmat or the Avanguard, Russia already had more than enough missiles (land, air and sea based) to wipe-out the US in case of a retaliatory counter-strike, but the US politicians and force planners began pursuing this pipe-dream of anti-ballistic missile defense in spite of the fact that it was rather clear that such a system could not work (a few “leakers” might be acceptable with conventional weapons, but a few “nuclear leakers” are more than enough to extract a terrible price from any attacker delusional enough to think that a 90% or even 98% effective “shield” is enough of a protection to risk attacking a nuclear superpower). So you could say that these new Russian capabilities (including the short(er) range Iskander tactical missiles) are a type of “delusion destroyer” or a “reality reminder” who will burst the bubble of US illusions about the risks of a war against Russia. Hopefully, they will never have any other use.

Finally, the deployment of a new generation of advanced and very long range standoff missiles by Russia has given Russia the huge “reach” advantage of being able to strike any US target (be it a military force or a base) worldwide, including in the United States (which now is almost never mentioned in the western media).

Now take a look at the list of key components of US military power above and see that it has all been transformed into, basically, junk.

What we have here is a classical situation in which, on one side, one country’s force planners made fundamental, strategic miscalculations which directly defined what kind of military force the country would have for at least two, possibly three, decades, while, on the other side, the force planners made the correct decisions which allowed them to defeat a military force whose military budget is roughly ten times bigger. The most severe consequence of this state of affairs for the US is that it will now take at the very least a decade (or more!) to reformulate a new force planning strategy (modern weapons systems sometimes take decades to design, develop and deploy). The ill-fated Zumwalt, the F-35, the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) aircraft carrier – these are all obscene examples on how to spend billions of dollars and be left with major weapon systems disasters which only further weaken the US armed forces.

There is a simple reason why the US became a superpower in the 20th century: not only was the US mainland protected by huge oceans, all of WWI and WWII were fought far away from the US: all the potential competitors of the US had their national economies completely destroyed while the US did not even lose a single factory or research/design bureau. Then the US could use its immense industrial powerbase to basically provide a world-wide market with goods which only the US could built and deliver. And yet, in spite of such huge advantages, the US spend almost all its history beating up one defenseless country after another to ensure full submission and compliance with the demands of Uncle Shmuel (the AngloZionist variant of Uncle Sam). So much for being “indispensable” I suppose…

Thanks to the globalists, the US industrial base is gone. Thanks to the Neocons and their arrogance, the US is in one form of conflict or another with most of the key countries on the planet (especially if we ignore the existence of US-supported and run comprador elites). The infinitely dumb and self-defeating submission of the US to Israel has now resulted in a situation where the US is losing control of the oil-rich Middle-East it used to run for decades. Finally, by choosing to try to submit both Russia and China to the will of the Empire, the Neocons have succeeded in pushing these two countries into a de-facto alliance (really a symbiotic relationship) which, far from isolating them, isolates the US from “where it is happening” in terms of economic, social and political developments (first and foremost, the Eurasian landmass and the OBOR project).

2019 prospects for the Empire: problems, problems and even more problems

Well, 2018 was an exceptionally nasty and dangerous year, but 2019 could prove even more dangerous for the following reasons:

  • Unless the US changes political course and gives up on the suicidal russophobia of Obama and Trump, a military confrontation between Russia and the US is inevitable. Russia has retreated as far as she possibly can, there is nowhere else to retreat, and she therefore won’t. There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that if the US had actually targeted Russian units in Syria (which, apparently, Bolton wanted but Mattis, apparently, categorically rejected), the Russians would have counter-attacked not only against the US missiles, but also against their carriers (especially ships). I have it from a trusted source that on the night of the attack, the Russian MiG-31K with the Kinzhal missile were in the air ready to strike. Thank God (and, possibly, thank Mattis) this did not happen. But as I said in my article “Every click brings us closer to a bang!” each time WWIII does not happen following a US strike on Syria this emboldens the Neocons to try yet once more, especially since “Assad The Monster Must Go” remains in power in Damascus while one after the one each western politician which decreed that Assad must go, goes himself.
  • It is pretty obvious that Israel has gone absolutely, terminally and, possibly suicidally insane. Their little stunt with the Russian Il-20 was already a disaster of immense proportions which, in a normal country, would have resulted in the immediate resignation of the entire Cabinet. But not in Israel. After hiding behind a Russian military turboprop, they now decided to hide from the Syrian S-300 by hiding behind two civilian aircraft! See for yourself:

  • I don’t think that it is worth pondering here that Israel is the last openly racist state on the planet, or that the Israeli leaders are evil, immoral, insane and generally batshit crazy maniacs. That you either understood for yourself or you are hopeless. What is important here is not how evil the Israelis are, but how stupid and totally reckless they are. Simply put, this is how this works: the Israelis are evil, stupid and completely delusional, but they own every single US politician which means that no matter how insane and egregious the actions of the Israelis might be, the “indispensable nation” will *always* cover them and, when needed, cover-up for them (cf. USS Liberty or, for that matter, 9/11). Right now there is nobody in the US political class with any chance of being elected who would dare to do anything other that automatically worship anything Israeli (or Jewish, for that matter). The real motto of the US is not “In God we trust“, but “there is no light between the U.S. and Israel” (yet another reason why the US is not a real superpower: it is not even really sovereign!).
  • The Empire has some major problems in Europe. First, should the Ukronazi protégés of the US ever find the courage (or despair) to attack the Donbass or Russia, the resulting chaos will flood the EU with even more refugees, many of whom will be most unsavory and outright dangerous characters. Furthermore, the anti-EU feelings are becoming very strong in Italy, Hungary and, for different reasons, even Poland. France is on the edge of a civil war, but not this time around; my feeling is that the Gilets Jaunes will eventually run out of steam. But the next time around, which will happen sooner rather than later, the explosion will probably result in the overthrow of the French CRIF-run regime and a massive anti-US backlash.
  • In Latin America, the Empire has been massively successful in overthrowing a series of patriotic, independent, leaders. But what is missing now is the ability to make these pro-US regimes successful by being economically or politically viable. Amazingly, and in spite of both a massive subversion campaign by the US and major political mistakes, the Maduro Administration has remained in power in Venezuela and is slowly but very resolutely trying to change course and keep Venezuela sovereign and independent from the US. The key problem of the US in Latin American is that the US has always ruled by using a local comprador elite. The US has been very successful in this effort. But the US has never succeeded in convincing the Latin American masses of people of its benevolence and this is why the word “Yankee” remains a slur in every Latin American country.
  • In Asia, China is offering every US colony an alternative civilizational model which is becoming increasingly attractive as the PRC is becoming more economically powerful and economically successful. It turns out that the usual mix or arrogance, hubris and ignorance which allowed the Anglo countries to dominate Asia is now losing its power and that the people of Asia are looking for alternatives. Truth be told – the US has absolutely nothing to offer.

The bottom line is this: not only is the US unable to impose its will on countries which are considered “US allies” (if the NorthStream ever happens – and I think that it will – then this will mark the first time that EU leaders told the US President to get lost, if not in so many words), but the US obviously lacks any kind of project to offer to other countries. Yes, “MAGA” is all fine and dandy, but it does not have much traction with other countries who really don’t care about MAGA…

Conclusion in the form of a Russian saying

There is a saying in Russian “better to have an horrible end (than to have to live through) a horror with no end” (лучше ужасный конец чем ужас без конца). There is very little doubt that the decline of the AngloZionist Empire will continue in 2019. What will not change, however, is the ability of the US to destroy Russia in a nuclear attack. Because, make no mistake, all that the new fancy Russian weapons provide is the capability to punish (retaliate against) the US for an attack on Russia, but not the capability to deny (prevent) such an attack. If the Neocons decide that a nuclear holocaust is preferable to a loss of power in the US, then there is nothing anybody can do to prevent them from playing out their own, sordid, version of Götterdämmerung. I have recently had to spend a few days in Boca Raton, were a lot of that new US “aristocracy” likes to spend time and I can tell you two things: life is good for them, and they sure ain’t giving up their privileged status as “leaders of the planet”. And if somebody tries to take it away, there is no doubt in my mind that these people will react with a vicious outburst of Samson-like despair-filled rage. So the only question remains this: will we (mankind) be able to take away the nuclear button from this class of parasites without giving them the chance to press it or not?

I don’t know.

So, will it be a horrible end or a horror with no end?

I don’t know either.

But what I know is that the Empire is cracking at all its seams and that its decline will only accelerate in 2019.

 
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  1. Dante says:

    The Saker always provides a thorough analysis of affairs and events especially military, And it’s going to be interesting to see the tug of war between Trump and DS cabal over Syria etc. Interesting times

  2. bob sykes says:

    Peter Turchin points out that the political discord in the US is more extreme than at any time since and before the eve of the Civil War. He thinks the 2020’s will be an era of extreme political violence. Since I’m old enough to remember the late 60’s and early 70’s, I hope not.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @Uncle Sam
  3. A123 says:

    Syria in April: that was the time when the US, France and the UK decided to attack Syria with cruise missiles to “punish” the Syrians for allegedly using chemical weapons (a theory too stupid to be even worth discussing). Of 103 detected missiles, 71 were shot down by the Syrians.

    Please provide evidence that is true from an objective source. You can’t, can you….

    However, we can conclusively state that the facilities targeted by the U.S. were destroyed.
    — Did interceptors make the strike more expensive in terms of cash (# of weapons sent). Probably.
    — Did the interceptors make any difference to the outcome. No.
    And, this loss was Syria’s best case scenario for an significant win. The attack came at a pre-advertised time, at a pre-advertised target, so the defenses were at maximum readiness.

    A more recent example is easier to research. After the latest encounter Syria claimed 10 of 12 intercepts. When satellite imagery became available there were four bomb craters plus two fully destroyed bunkers. Even the untrained eye can see that the best they did was 6 of 12, and probably even less.

    Assad is deploying obvious Taqiyya lies to the ensnare the guillable. Do your own research on the latest encounter, then make your own decision about the truth.

    Furthermore, the anti-EU feelings are becoming very strong in Italy, Hungary and, for different reasons, even Poland. France is on the edge of a civil war (not this time around; my feeling is that the Gilets Jaunes will eventually run out of steam; but the next time around, which will happen sooner rather than later, the explosion will probably result in the overthrow of the French CRIF-run regime and a massive anti-US backlash.

    Why would the collapse of Soros, and his sock-puppets like Macron, create “anti-US backlash”? Do you expect water to be dry? And, gravity to pull things up? Simple logic leads one to believe exactly the opposite will occur.

    The U.S. Trump MAGA administration is actively backing Christian Populist movements against EU/EZ tyranny — Hungary, Italy, Poland, the Yellow Jackets, and others. Based on the Yellow Jackets, maybe we will see yellow Make Europe Great Again [MEGA] hats. MEGA Christian Populists in the Europe and MAGA Christian Populists in the U.S. have similar outlook and goals. Any objective analysis will show that events are leading to a pro-U.S. revival in Europe not an “anti-US backlash”.

    Hungary’s Orban (1) and Italy’s Salvini (2) are leading Christian resistance against the violent Islamic, masquerading as multiculturalism, invasion of the EU. And, there is proof that Orban winning… Hungary has a cohesive Christian society and prospering economy. (3)

    _________

    (1) https://voiceofeurope.com/2019/01/we-dont-want-to-mix-islam-with-our-culture-its-not-good-hungarian-prime-minister/

    (2) https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13392/italy-immigration-law

    (3) https://dailynewshungary.com/hungarian-economy-minister-sees-gdp-growth-of-4-6-pc-in-2018/

  4. One dreams of the USSA going out of business the way the USSR did, with a whimper, not a bang. The withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan promise some hope of this happening.

  5. RERB says:

    Excelente article.

  6. Then (again) there of course is the elephant in the room in Saker’s argument, the S-500’s. If the zionazi’s decides to “First strike” Russia when these are up and running, much of the most populous areas will stay intact as some parts of the country would be anyway (for what it’s worth) with Russia being the biggest country on earth spanning 11 time zones, while the US in comparison will be removed from the face of the Earth in less than 30 minutes.

  7. macilrae says:

    After hiding behind a Russian military turboprop, they now decided to hide from the Syrian S-300 by hiding behind two civilian aircraft!

    Human shields eh? I had first heard of this incident several days ago from Becker and Kiriakou’s coverage on Sputnik (Russian radio) but I was pretty surprised not to find it on antiwar.com or Blacklisted News.

    The tragic outcome of the warlike, unpredictable and treacherous actions of the US (and of course I am including the abrogation of the ABM, the JCPOA and now the INF treaties) is to cause any sane nation to say “These people are completely untrustworthy and out for blood – I better arm myself to the teeth”.

    Never was an opportunity for the betterment of humankind so squandered.

    • Replies: @A123
  8. All the internal problems resulting from the infighting of the US elites (roughly: the Clinton gang vs Trump and his Deplorables) only make things worse.

    From where I stand, it looks more like Trump vs. the rest of the establishment … on a good day, when he chooses to fight. In any case, there’s no way I would include ‘the deplorables’ as part of the US elite.

    Yes, “MAGA” is all fine and dandy, but it does not have much traction with other countries who really don’t care about MAGA …

    Well, the MAGA people in the US really aren’t all that interested in the rest of the world either (although, for the most part, they bare no hostility towards it). They just want their own country back, that’s all. If the Europeans can get up off their knees and take their countries back, too–well, the more the merrier. I hope Saker isn’t buying into this specious idea being spread by the fake-left that Trump is an aggressive imperialist. He isn’t. At worst, he’s a reluctant imperialist who finds it hard to tell the establishment ‘no’ often enough. But maybe with this Syrian pullout, he’s finally turned a corner. I hope …

  9. A123 says:
    @macilrae

    When the shoot down occured, the Israeli fighter had been in that airspace, left 20-30 minutes earlier, and then the Russian plane arrived. There was no shadowing. Blaming Israel was primarily for Russian internal consumption. Putin wanted to preempt Russian citizens blaming Syria.

    Putin certainly has to be concerned about turning over the S-300 system to Syrian control. If the S-300 shoots down an airliner over Turkey or Lebanon, the system will become unsellable.
    _____

    Also, why are “human shields” an issue now? Muslims have been using human shields for decades and no one has cared. The favorite launch sites for Hamas rockets are elementary schools. Why does the Fake Stream Media hold Muslim nations such as Syrian and Iran to a different standard than Israel?
    _____

    As discussed elsewhere, the U.S. did not abrogate or leave Obama’s JCOPA. For a treaty to bind the U.S., Senate ratification is madatory. Obama lied when he claimed extra-constitutional powers to enter a treaty without Senate approval. The U.S. never joined JCOPA, thus it is impossible for the U.S. to leave. Obama’s lies left office with him, thus making the U.S. more trustworthy.

  10. macilrae says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    At worst, he’s a reluctant imperialist who finds it hard to tell the establishment ‘no’ often enough. But maybe with this Syrian pullout, he’s finally turned a corner. I hope …

    I hope too – but the guy is so undisciplined and unpredictable that I suspect there’s a lot of incriminating material lying around which is now being used as a means to curb him. The embassy move and the abrogation of JCPOA, against all sane advice, suggests whence that control originates.

  11. peterAUS says:

    Stopped reading at:

    …..a full-spectrum decline and the main thing which still gives it its superpower status are its nuclear weapons, just like Russia in the 1990s.

    It’s actually eerie, of sort, to see Saker getting at the this level of self-delusion and wishful thinking.
    At least he is old enough to remember all those “imminent collapse of USA imperialism” in 80’s. Almost as written by the same people. Well, coming from the same source, anyway.

    Moving on.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  12. macilrae says:
    @A123

    Probably neither of us has sufficient information to refute the accusation regarding use of civilian planes as ‘shields’ – but what would more give me pause when accepting it is the question of whether the Israeli pilots would take any sort of personal risk (based on their record) – even though the missiles were apparently fired from Lebanese airspace.

    I daresay most armies have on occasion used locals as human shields – and, of course, it is to be remembered that many Israelis might not even regard Arabs as human. However for the world’s most moral army it would be pretty poor PR, no?

    As to your quibble over the legality of JCOPA all I can say is that its acceptance by the US was taken by the rest of the world as valid (that’s 95% of humanity by the way) and if such a paltry excuse were given (which it wasn’t) that would just further degrade the standing of the US. Of course that might not really matter.

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Counterinsurgency
  13. A123 says:
    @macilrae

    95%+ of the people on the planet see Iran obtaining nuclear weapons as a danger, because of one or more of the following:

    -1- The direct threat from Iran
    -2- The risk of planetary scale environmental collapse from an Israel vs. Iran nuclear war
    -3- Saudi development of nukes to defend itself from Iran’s Ayatollah Killmania
    -4- Turkish development of nukes as a status symbol to match Iran, Saudi, and Pakistan

    So 95%+ of humanity is glad that the failed JCOPA effort has met its demise. Everyone realised that it was allowing Iran to continue their weapons development program and giving them the cash to fund it. The ultimate lose-lose situation.

    Only a tiny few elitists with ties to NWO/UN/EU globalist ideology are disappointed by Trump’s action. Mostly they are upset at:
    — Obama for skipping ratification, after all the U.S. Constitution is not a secret document.
    — Hillary for losing, due to a private email server in her bathroom.
    And, these few crazies are on the way out and have no influence on U.S. credibility.

  14. I am fascinated by the implications of the Israeli Christmas day air attack on Syria. First they insisted that they would continue their attacks following the transfer to Syria of S-300 air defense systems in September. Then they do nothing during October, November and most of December. Finally on Christmas night they attack with F-16’s by hiding behind civilian airliners.
    Consider: We are told the F-35’s which Israel has are combat ready and have already been used in combat. We are also told these F-35’s are invisible to enemy radar, and anyway can fire from so far away that they can’t be detected.
    Yet Israel chooses to use F-16’s to finally, after 3 months, back their promise to continue attacking Syria by air. And even then they use the war-crime strategim of hiding behind civilian airliners, apparently not daring to oppose Syrian AD in a fair fight.
    Implication? F-35’s are toast in a modern AA/AD environment. And who would think otherwise?
    The stealth principle only reduces radar return to high band radars, and even then only in the direction from which the signal arrives. But the receiver doesn’t need to be in the same place as the transmitter. You can detect the scattered wave from a different direction than the transmit direction. If you have a network of transmitters and receivers spread out geographically, by combining their data you can guide missiles close enough so that even conventional missile seekers will find the target.
    Yes, there are many system engineering issues to do this – synchronization, secure comm, new locating and tracking algorithms etc, etc. But it’s not like the development of F-117, F-22 and F-35 happened at light speed and took Russia by surprise. And it’s not like Russia doesn’t have top-notch computer scientists and engineers. They would be idiots to not have anti-stealth air defense worked out by 2018. And I don’t think Russians are idiots.
    My assumption is that stealth is an expensive dead-end for manned aircraft. But I’m not saying it doesn’t have a place. If it can be done without compromising aerodynamic performance and combat availability performance, it helps by upping the ante for the defender. For example, if Russia deployed a stealth fighter such as the SU-57, it might well be invisible to American AD due to the low-quality performance of the American MIC generally, and particularly in air defense.
    And generally, it seems like many missile types would benefit from stealth technology. For example, an anti-ship missile mostly needs stealth from head-on, because gatling-gun defenses are head-on.

  15. macilrae says:

    A123:

    If you ever get out in the world a bit you’ll discover that the vast majority fear the USA and Israel as threats (both nuclear and otherwise) far more than they ever fear Iran – which, as everybody knows, has never invaded anybody but, on the contrary, has been itself on the receiving end of invasion and regime change. The reason it’s demonized is because it stands up to those two nuclear bullies, making cause with the Palestinians and the Syrians, and is thereby much respected. Actually, if I were an Iranian right now (indeed, I bet if you were too) I’d put the acquisition of nukes on a pretty high priority.

    I hugely doubt you really believe what you’re saying.

    • Replies: @byrresheim
  16. Trump is a child who thinks he’s playing Risk.
    Dark powers move his little mind to war,
    The idiot dauphin of fallen Sam.

    Neocons heat the world like lobster bisque,
    Boil it over in radioactive spore–
    ‘Murica burnt ’cause she didn’t give a damn.

    • LOL: Miggle
  17. @A123

    “However, we can conclusively state that the facilities targeted by the U.S. were destroyed.”

    We saw pictures of facilities that were destroyed, and we were told that they were targetted. You reach but one of the possible conclusions.

    • Replies: @A123
  18. @A123

    Budapest is the new Paris. Blonde pony tails, men in cargo shorts and deck shoes… Auburn Football fans… Cherry Creek Denver.

    I was there in the fall of 2016… and traveled to lake Balaton and on to the Serb border…. I had a front row seat to the horror and the reaction…..

    Serbs were huddled in their homes as the hordes stripped their orchards and gardens… roasting family pets on spits in the front yard. Social media was the only way to warn others on the Balkan Route that cats and dogs were on the menu. Greeks and Macedonians had been complaining of whole neighborhoods denuded of family pets. NOT a peep in the media.. but one lonely story in Vienna asking where are all the cats?

    Roma are gone… to higher welfare checks in Germany and London…. so Hungary is Gypsy FREE …

    And now Poland, the Czech and Slovenians…. Croatians…. roused from slumber to save their nations.

    Europe will not succumb… because they don’t have the Bill of Rights … used by enemies of the state to advance Islam, or infest the courts with enemy jurists who block the public will.

    Does anyone remember that California voted NO to gay marriage… It wasn’t even close! But the evil courts… stomped the will in favor of the depraved.

    So, no, America is toast… we are all Boers now… waiting for the slaughter. But Europe? they will prevail and save western civilization

    Danes are shipping their migrants to an island… try that with our constitution.

    Italians are voting to make falafel illegal…. love it. Not with our bill of rights.

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
    , @Miggle
  19. Americans need to take a page from Romans…

    When dealing with Hannibal [for 20 yrs] … Romans finally won the Punic wars with genocide.

    Sad to say Hitler ruined that option for at least another generation. If Americans went ARYAN on the invading hordes – including the enemies within – we could prevail.

    But we don’t have the stomach for what’s necessary… FIRST, you kill the kids, castrate the men, salt the earth – and erase any memory of Carthage. or Hannibal.

    Romans were so thorough in their erasure of these pests – they continued to torment the great great grandchildren of the interlopers.

    As I said… Genocide works. But it takes resolve to save oneself and a knowledge of the Art of War.

    We think this warm water is a spa retreat…. ignoring the Jews fanning the flames under the pot

  20. A123 says:
    @The Alarmist

    I admit the theoretical possibility, but fabricating Bomb Damage Assessment on a sustainable basis is incredibly hard:

    — Civilian and 3rd parties can capture imagery.
    — Bombs are loud, so there are typically large numbers of people who know how many loud bangs took place with rough time and direction.
    — In some cases people can physically get close enough to the site after the fact to make at least a crude independent judgement.

    Independent observations plus lower resolution imagery could expose any major shenanigans. Professionals would not attempt a false flag operation with this many uncontrollable information sources available. Too little upside and too much downside risk.
    _____

    The hard question is, “Was the facility used for the purpose stated?”

    It is relatively easy for the non-expert to tell that the facility attacked in April was hit and badly damaged. It is much more difficult to look at the bits of damaged machinery scattered about to determine what it was used for. I certainly couldn’t make any conclusions from the detritus.

    Given how upset Iran was, and how little Putin and Assad cared, there is a good chance it was an entirely non-chemical weapon Iranian missile fuel/engine facility. Propellants tend to be incidentally toxic as they need to be low weight, highly reactive, and reliable in performance. I can see how toxic chemicals intended for fuel could be misidentified as toxic chemicals slated for crude barrel bombs.

  21. peterAUS says:
    @gustafus21

    Sad to say Hitler ruined that option for at least another generation. If Americans went ARYAN on the invading hordes – including the enemies within – we could prevail.
    ……But we don’t have the stomach for what’s necessary.

    Actually, it’s much worse than that.

    You do have a stomach to destroy those who have stomach,no problem, as we speak, to do that.

    THAT is the problem. You.

    For now, anyway.

    Whenever you start thinking along those lines just remember what you guys did to Yugoslavia/Serbia/whatever in 1995 and 1999. Actually, been doing since, including now.

    So…hehehe…..a cynic would say “what goes around….”.

  22. We’re already well into the propaganda and economic phase so what’s next?

    http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=112556

  23. @A123

    I always knew that there was something really strange in this “Yellow Jackets” protests, eventhough when there is plenty of reasons to protest in France and the resto fo the EU, but simply, the presence of kinda mercenary American guys dressed in cammo, with sunglasses in foggy autumm and with white brazelets in the front rows of the violents charges in Paris, smelled me of rat, the more when I view a video where a former general, wearing a white brazelet too, was talking to the crowd with a megaphone, receiving woos as a response ( that was republican France, indeed..answering…)

    To confirm my suspicions, I see today that the guy detained by police as a “leader” of the “Yellow Jackets”, one Eric Drouet, wears a peculiar hairdo which sounds me like that of your leader of the “alt-right” Spencer, then there appears another guy with the same hairdo…( very similar to that of Ukrainian Nazi Banderists, btw…), and then a little group of persons very rarely dressed to be Frenchs aclaiming Drouet….
    Look, I live just by the side of France and travel often to Paris, and I can assure you that those were not French working people by any casuality, but people from the French far-right, camorrists, no wonder this so called “movement” was not joined at first neither by the French main and large union, the CGT, nor by the people from the Banlieues, the real French working people….and this is why the main claims were so strange in the beginning….

    With this, I am not saying that part of the claims are not legitimate or worth to be extensive to the whole working class, but your comments ( yours and of your accolites here..) are the proof that the honest working people has nothing to do going along with you anywhere, since your goals are far from social justice and democratic conditions for all, as it is seen in Brazil, where your people has, finally, grabbed power, with the unestimable help of this US administration ( Bannon, Bolton, Pompeo and so on…)

    But you will have a hard time achieving the same in Europe, where most people are antifascists, if not because everybody and their dogs, except an exiguous minority of descendants of former nazi collaborationists, have family memories and stories of fighting the nazi plague, and even fallen in that fight, especially in France, Spain, Germany and Italy.

    No pasaréis!

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Trevor H.
    , @Anon
  24. @A123

    Besides of facha, zionist…You are really a scumbag…

  25. @A123

    Is this info you posted from Pentagon’s textbooks?

  26. @Digital Samizdat

    What Syrian pull out are you talking about?
    The US led coalition has just killed 11 members of the same family in a new attack in Deir Ezzor…
    One wonders why they are not able to kill any IS operative whatsoever, but then always manage to kill civilians…or reduce cities to the stone age, like Raqqa…

  27. @A123

    I do not see Iran as any threat, in fact, I visit them and found them quite friendly, hospitable, polite and cultivate. If any, the only thing I found annoying was the scarf….

    In fact, 99% of humanity are sick of the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, who are the main cause of wars, inestability and misery all over the world. These three, especially the first two, are what most of humanity see as a threat to its existence, not Iran, which everybody and their dogs notice only want to be left alone with their Ayatollahs.

  28. @gustafus21

    I, as European, am astonished that you can say this in a public media without being detained for apology of genocide and racism.

  29. @gustafus21

    The legal figure, here in Europe, is “crime of hatred”….
    Of course, there must not be such law in the US…otherwise your POTUS will be the first to be jailed….

    • Replies: @Anonnu
    , @Montefrío
  30. @macilrae

    Let’s see. 95% of the planet. That’s 0.95 * 7.7 billion or so. Say life expectancy is something like 60 years old, and that average age is something like .4*life expectancy (population explosion and all that). That means total number of human years of experience thinks JCOPA is legal is something like 0.95*7.7*10^9*60*0.4 years, or about 0.18*10^12, or about ~0.2 trillion years, to one significant place…
    0.2 trillion years. That’s a lot of years. And it means as much as assuming that 0.95% of the human population has any idea whatsoever of what JCOPA means.

    I suggest that you tone your rhetoric down a little bit.

    A story:
    The Jonestown Flood (See “Johnstown Flood”, Wikipedia) was a dam washout that destroyed a town in the United States. It was pretty bad as such things go, and got a lot of attention from newspapers.
    So, in the story a cub reporter has witnessed the whole thing, and is reporting to his editor by telegraph. The first line of the cub’s story is;
    “Tonight, God sat on the mountainside and watched as the population of Jonestown went to its ultimate reward. . . .”
    And the editor sent back a brief telegram:
    “FORGET FLOOD STOP INTERVIEW GOD STOP RUSH PICTURES”

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @macilrae
  31. Jimmy says:
    @Sparky Lyle

    I agree with your comment, and I too am fascinated by the subject (although I am far from being an expert). The F-35 looks totally toothless in Syria, and this will eventually have huge repercussions to the market for stealth jets worldwide. I also noticed a few references in the UK press (Sun) in the last month about the F-35 needing to have it’s stealth coating repaired – after every flight! There hasn’t been any official response from the manufacturer. Also I noticed that the Israelis are producing new stealthy “wings” or components for wings – apparently due to problems with the ones originally provided. Sounds a bit like a pig with lipstick…

    • Replies: @Miro23
  32. hunor says:

    Mr. Saker I have an answer for you . It will be a horrible end, and it is
    about time.
    If we consider today being a foundation, for all tomorrow to come it is unsustainable
    to advance on the current course. If there ever to have a new beginning , the old , the wicked
    must perish for the new to be.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  33. gsjackson says:

    A couple of years ago Pepe Escobar wrote on Saker’s website that Russia was close to effectively sealing its airspace; i.e., capable of some significant measure of defense against a U.S. nuclear strike. Is Saker saying that there was nothing to do this, that the project failed?

  34. @hunor

    A reset sounds be good in principle however, after the United States has been driven to ruination and after great suffering the population will be clamouring for change but the solutions to the problems are almost certainly to be offered by the very same people who caused the problems to begin with. This is their MO, they have form, it is in their DNA.

    Unless there is a root and branch clear out with mass arrests, massive sentences and many a rope for many a neck then you can expect any changes to be merely temporary and expedient. Leopards and spots etc. I think it can only come via some sort of a modern day George Washington leading the way and if Federal and state politics is any sort of a guide, those types are in very short supply. Either way it will be messy indeed.

  35. @Digital Samizdat

    He’s already caving on any Syria pull-out and he only ever promised to bomb them from Iraq in future.

  36. Meet who is behind violent protests everywhere ( as that is not the way of the working class and its representatives, who have always organized security service in demonstrations so as to avoid destruction of public propierty…. whose costs on rebuilding/repairing always fall over the backs of the same working class with which worsing its conditions…), Syria, Sudán, Catalonia, France, etc….

    One wonders why these protests never surge in the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE , or Bahrein, where situation on increasing living costs, cuts in social welfare, unemployment and widespread corruption is more accute than anywhere….

    https://www.hispantv.com/noticias/sudan/407747/omar-bashir-protestas-israel-mossad-siria

  37. macilrae says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    I suggest that you tone your rhetoric down a little bit.

    I’m impressed with your calculations and confess that I’d not attempted this level of mathematics. Please understand that the rest of the world is s**t-scared of your governments and the way they are being blatantly subverted – and if you aren’t, then you ought to be. Some ‘Americans’ do need to be reminded that they comprise less than 5% of the world population and that ‘we’ aliens value our lives every bit as much as they do.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  38. One thing I’m kind of interested in going into 2019 is The Dark Overlord saga, (TDO). They are claiming that they have some embarrassing info to release. Apparently, there are a large number of encrypted files somewhere on the internet and they are threatening to release the keys.

    Maybe someone should try and crack at breaking the encryption as an exercise.

    • Replies: @Si1ver1ock
  39. @Si1ver1ock

    I meant to say take a crack at breaking the encryption.

    Here is an interesting video about it:

    Here’s Alex:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDpI1Op4J0U

    • Replies: @joeshittheragman
  40. @macilrae

    They can’t be much more scared than we are here.

    As to the 5%, that’s an interesting argument. If you have contending societies (say, Vietnam vs. PRC), neither victory nor right always need be gained by the society with the larger numbers. It quite often happens, but not always. History doesn’t determine who’s right, it determines who’s left, and it doesn’t use simple rules. As we’ve found out here.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @macilrae
  41. anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    Problem with you is that you return with same issue and with your previous position despite you being shredded to thousands pieces by everybody over Iran Nuclear issues .

    Don’t waste time .

    Now returning to successful US bombing of Iraq Syria and Afganistan in 2018, for some reasons US military is being told to get lost ( Iraq where the US leaders go quietly and disappear quietly ) or is being forced to understand that’s it’s time to get out ( Afhhsnistsn ) and in Syria , Trumo reminded 1 we give too much money to Usrael free 2 Iran could do whatever it wants in Suria .

    Now count your chicken . You don’t have any egg left in Israel . They are all,plastered on the face of the entire Israel.

  42. Anonnu says:

    If US cruise missiles can be intercepted then so can Russian.

    Don’t be so sure about Russia having the ability or budget to reliably destroy entire carrier strike groups.

    It is a fact though that even a small hit will cause billions in damage & months/years in repair.

    So the exchange ratio favors Rus even if they’re shooting artillery shells..

    • Replies: @Melotte 22
    , @Herald
    , @Anonymous
  43. Anonnu says:
    @Fatima Manoubia

    But Muslim preachers calling for the genocide of idol worshippers is fine.

    If we really wanted to stop hatred, we’d have to ban & destroy Christianity, Islam, Judaism & Enlightenment beliefs।।

  44. anon[811] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonnu

    Religion was ,just when about to be displaced from politics in early 20 th century , was brought back by Zionist in the world and by Hindu fanatics in India. Muslim joined it late and upended the deals.

    • Replies: @Anonnu
  45. macilrae says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    They can’t be much more scared than we are here.

    Scared eh? Well, nobody is better educated, better funded or better equipped socially to do something about it than ‘you’ are. Then where are your Gilette Jaunes?

    However ‘American’* lives are seen as a pretty treasured commodity relative to those of us foreigners who have died in our millions to fuel the US military industrial complex and satisfy the whims of your lobbyists and politicians – whereas you’re pretty safe upon the whole.

    * I use ‘American’ to denote a citizen of the USA because there is no simpler term.

    • Agree: bluedog
    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  46. SafeNow says:

    A destroyer being hit by a merchant ship is like, someone said, a Chevy Corvette being hit by a bulldozer on the Bonneville Salt Flats, while a team of specialists is helping the Corvette avoid the collision. I worry “if that, what else?” What incomprehensible error might occur that is of far greater consequence?

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  47. anon[811] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    Today:

    “What do certain auto part suppliers, contractors and barbers in Maryland all have in common?
    In order to bid for procurement contracts with the State to provide services or goods, they must effectively first pledge loyalty to Israel.
    If this doesn’t concern you, it should.
    Governor Hogan’s executive order requires businesses with state contracts to promise they will not boycott the state of Israel. https://mondoweiss.net/2019/01/maryland-governments-violations/

    Tomorrow it will be Canada trying to make business with Maryland . Then it will be Granda ,Jordan, Sudan, Spain , India and so on. Other states will join. Very soon UN will abstain to pass the measures against BDS by the parasitized America .

    That the way it works . How much the governor was paid by the AIPAC ? 1/1000 of the money that it stole from America through other means .

  48. Svigor says:

    The DPRK: remember all the grandiose threats made by Trump and his Neocon handlers? The Administration went as far as announcing that it would send as many as THREE(!) nuclear aircraft carrier strike groups to the waters off the DRPK while Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea. Eventually, the South Koreans decided to take matters in their own hands, they opened a direct channel of communications with the North, and all the US sabre-rattling turned into nothing more than hot air.

    Don’t they have good cop/bad cop in Russia? Oh, wait, you’re in Florida, or something, right?

    They definitely have good cop/bad cop in Florida, dummy.

    • Replies: @Murali Penumarth
  49. Svigor says:

    Syria in April: that was the time when the US, France and the UK decided to attack Syria with cruise missiles to “punish” the Syrians for allegedly using chemical weapons (a theory too stupid to be even worth discussing). Of 103 detected missiles, 71 were shot down by the Syrians. The White House and the Pentagon, along with their trusted Ziomedia, declared the strike a great success, but then, they also did that during the invasion of Grenada (one of the worst assault operation in military history) or after the humiliating defeat of Israel by Hezbollah in 2006, so this really means very little. The truth is that this operation was a total military failure and that it has not been followed up by anything (at least for now).

    That last sentence is one small example of the sort of thing that led to me not taking the anti-war crowd seriously anymore; because they’re more anti-American than anti-war. Anti-war people don’t take cheap shots at American presidents for not attacking other countries, but anti-Americans do. Keep an eye on the Russian section of the anti-warAmerica crowd and you’ll see this “the food was terrible, and the portions were so small” type criticism from them on a constant basis. They literally can’t help themselves. Root of which, of course, is projection; they wish Russia was bombing everyone.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @Melotte 22
  50. peterAUS says:
    @Svigor

    …they’re more anti-American than anti-war.

    They literally can’t help themselves.

    You mean the author and the resident “Team Russia” here?
    Don’t say….

    As for

    Root of which, of course, is projection; they wish Russia was bombing everyone.

    Well, not everyone I guess. Only those who would object having Russia ruling the world.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Prusmc
  51. @macilrae

    However ‘American’* lives are seen as a pretty treasured commodity relative to those of us foreigners

    If you didn’t feel the same way about deaths of people in your group, you wouldn’t be complaining about the deaths.

    Counterinsurgency

  52. @Anonnu

    If you wanted to destroy hatred, you’d have to kill every higher mammal on Earth, and even that might not do it.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @Svigor
  53. @SafeNow

    What incomprehensible error might occur that is of far greater consequence?

    Many big ones.

    Counterinsurgency

  54. @Counterinsurgency

    I’d like to introduce a vein of reality here. You’re pursing a “devil theory”; the United States is responsible for all the bad, everybody else is innocent.

    Not so [1].

    You’re also assuming that you have a single enemy, and that once the enemy is defeated, all will be golden.

    Also not so. Consider Zimbawe: it drove out the Whites, and found that it had driven out food production as well. Consider the Europeans: after a good 20 years of warfare and over 80 million deaths (about 56 million wounded/suffering from aftereffects of famine, assuming 7 to 1 ratio of injured to dead), the Europeans discovered that they had destroyed their engine, and they’ve been drifting ever since (see movie, “the lifeboat”, which is a pretty good metaphor for that).

    Once the US goes, where do you get your food, where do you get the spare parts for your machinery, where do you get your electronics? China? Who keeps the sea lanes open? How do you pay the Chinese (think – how are you paying them now?)

    The world is way over populated for a technological retrogression even back to c.a. AD 1950, and in Zimbabwe it’s back to maybe AD 1900. Not that you’re in Zimpbabwe, not that it would matter if/when the US stops stabilizing the sea lanes.

    Do you want the consequences of what you want? Are you even considering them?

    Counterinsurgency

    1] Richard Spenser.
    ‘Egypt’s el-Sisi: “If you go to a country that welcomes you, you must respect its laws, traditions and culture”’
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/12/egypts-el-sisi-if-you-go-to-a-country-that-welcomes-you-you-must-respect-its-laws-traditions-and-culture
    Original article is at URL: https://www.dreuz.info/2018/12/09/immigration-el-sissi-plus-honnete-que-macron-merkel-et-trudeau-par-helios-dalexandrie/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+drzz%2FPxvu+%28Dreuz%29
    Comment: I know you don’t like the source. Don’t look at Spenser’s finger, look at el-Sisi’s content.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @anon
    , @anon
  55. peterAUS says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Well, I believe there is, really, just one simple rule when dealing with Saker and his ilk (including resident “Team Russia”).

    “Is it good for short term Kremlin needs”?

    If it is, it’s good; if it isn’t, it isn’t good. Whatever that “it” is.

    As for:

    Do you want the consequences of what you want? Are you even considering them?

    The rule for the former, doubt it for the later.

    For example:
    .

    ..if/when the US stops stabilizing the sea lanes

    it’s great if Russia can step it.

    The comments are sparse; I guess now we’ll see a couple of explanations how Russia can do that, with ease.

    It’s all about top dog with them. Kremlin instead of Washington as top dog. Simple as that.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  56. @peterAUS

    peterAUS

    I was attempting to answer macilrae. My apologies for the confusion.

    To comment on your work, it is extremely unlikely that the Russian Federation can field a blue seas Navy in the foreseeable future, and perhaps less likely that it will try.

    One of the things that astonished me when it was first pointed out was that the US has the _only_ expeditionary Army, Navy, and Air Force with global coverage. That’s in the entire world. Even the UK could not duplicate their defense of the Falklands. All gone.

    In a side note, Sweden has pretty much shut its army down. It was an interesting trick. The military had relied on guerrilla resistance to augment its regular forces. The government told its army to sell all the depot contents (which were getting old) and they buy new contents. The army did so, but the government never appropriated money for the new equipment, and that whole branch was shut down. At the time or the article (perhaps 5 years ago), Sweden didn’t have enough troops to man its stock of armor (good armor, bought to keep the Swedish arms business going, but it would have been better with crew) and flatly said that the Russians could reach the Swedish capital without even being slowed down.

    One could say there was a trend there, and that the US would be the next to drop its expeditionary capability. Pres. Trump has, I’m told, put S. Korea and Japan that security arrangements will now be negotiated separately from commercial arrangements. Translation: No more economic bribes for allying with the United States, and you’re on your own militarily. So, maybe the expeditionary capability will vanish in the air. The coffers are empty, no more bribes because no more money, also no money for US forces.

    Fun and _games_, guys.

    Counterisurgency

    • Replies: @bluedog
    , @peterAUS
  57. bluedog says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Well it all boils down to guns or butter and you can’t have both at the same table,now I was reading that Russian and Chinese trade will hit $200 billion this year and this is due to the bungling in Washington,while we were busy creating wars in the Mid-East they were busy inking trade agreements, but yet its all their fault,they say that populations are controlled by domestic propaganda and from the looks they have done it very well….

    • Replies: @Druid
  58. Svigor says:
    @peterAUS

    Yes, and, probably correct.

  59. Svigor says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    You kid, but finding holy crusades to justify their violent proclivities is one of leftists’ favorite pastimes.

    • Agree: Trevor H.
  60. peterAUS says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    To comment on your work, it is extremely unlikely that the Russian Federation can field a blue seas Navy in the foreseeable future, and perhaps less likely that it will try.

    As things are, and most likely going to be, agree with the former. As for the later, well, Soviet Union did try something like that. They had all of the types except true aircraft carriers. Hehe….you’ve noticed that, according to Saker and his bunch, those ships are obsolete.
    But, true, Russians aren’t much interested in that; their dream is Eurasia.
    Still, power abhors vacuum and, should in some science fiction scenario US implode and/or retract into own borders, Russians would try fill the place I guess. Can’t see them giving it to Chinese just like that.

    One of the things that astonished me when it was first pointed out was that the US has the _only_ expeditionary Army, Navy, and Air Force with global coverage. That’s in the entire world. Even the UK could not duplicate their defense of the Falklands. All gone

    Agree. As for Falklands, agree too, but UK has a proper garrison there now and Argentina military is shadow compared to ’82.

    Probably correct re Sweden.

    As for this:

    One could say there was a trend there, and that the US would be the next to drop its expeditionary capability. Pres. Trump has, I’m told, put S. Korea and Japan that security arrangements will now be negotiated separately from commercial arrangements. Translation: No more economic bribes for allying with the United States, and you’re on your own militarily. So, maybe the expeditionary capability will vanish in the air. The coffers are empty, no more bribes because no more money, also no money for US forces.
    Fun and _games_, guys.

    your point can, definitely, resurrect this comments thread. You Saker friend? Joking.

    Let’s assume you are correct. That wouldn’t be so bad, I guess.

    If…if I read it correctly (say, Americans can’t repeat their, ’93 to as we speak, performance in Balkans ) it could resolve a couple of things.
    Address, PROPERLY, Muslim thing in Balkans and, not unlikely, even Western Europe in general. Refugee thing at the same time.

    What’s not to like?

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  61. anon[100] • Disclaimer says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    German made the same argument in 1940 . The issue is not to reinvent the wheel of American exceptionalism by empty hackneyed decree ,claim or fiat. Show you are worthy or shut up. Behave or lose. Behave and follow laws . Don’t break established laws at whims. Yes worse can happen . Again so did the Germans thought in 1940.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  62. @macilrae

    I agree. I think it’s fair to say that imperialism is not a first order business for Trump as it was for Bush II & Obama. However, your points re Trump’s indiscipline & indeed, impulsiveness are…worrying.
    It must be admitted that Trump’s actions against China (for example) are Imperialistic. I guess one can say (hopefully) that Trump is less inclined to the military option…again, this is said from hope rather than certainty….

  63. @peterAUS

    Could you supply some links to the 80’s “imminent collapse of USA imperialism” thesis, please ?

  64. @A123

    Nonsense: not worth effort to refute.

    • Agree: NoseytheDuke
  65. I hope 2018 will be in future history books as the beginning of the end of globalisation, the nation states with European cultures at long last understanding they’re under siege, siege by the non European cultures, and by world jewry.
    We see nationalistic parties emerging anywhere, Dutch FvD, established in October 1917, now has 30.000 members, Rutte’s pro EU party 25.000.
    Austria, Hungary, Poland, other E European countries less clear, nationalistic governments.
    There of course is Brexit.
    What is less known is that both Sweden and Belgium have become ungovernable because of the emergence of nationalistic, anti migration, anti EU parties.
    I expect the Netherlands to be ungovernable after the March elections.

    In France we see the insurrection escalating, yesterday Macron complaining that the republique is being attacked, this morning it is stated from the side of the government that democracy is under attack.
    For the first time an article, yesterday, in a Dutch newspaper by a GB university lecturer asking ‘what is wrong with whites defending their cultures ?’.

    The clash in the USA between nationalists and globalists, Deep State, is clear to anyone.
    Geopolitical issues, I hope Trump and Putin have come to an understanding, explicit or implicit, that continuing war benefits neither country.

    These issues of course are interconnected, in politics and history anything influences anything.
    Diminishing jewish power in the USA of course has serious consequences for Israel.
    Re emerging nationalism of course seriously undermines the EU, I expect also the UN, with all their collaborating NGO’s and offices, to feel the consequences.

    few days in Boca Raton, were a lot of that new US “aristocracy” likes to spend time and I can tell you two things: life is good for them, and they sure ain’t giving up their privileged status as “leaders of the planet”.

    Nowhere ever in history did privileged people ever give up their good lives without a fight.
    A quite good example is WWI, already in 1907 Balfour saw war as the only option.
    But at the time a world wide war was not the end of homo sapiens.
    Now it is.
    And ‘leaders of the planet’, if they still have that illusion, they may indeed be stupid enough for the war that ends all wars.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  66. @Svigor

    “Holy Crusades” & the Left ? The whole West, whatever political flavour, have been enthusiastic “crusaders” for centuries now….

  67. Sean says:

    The year 2018 will go down in history as a turning point in the evolution of the geostrategic environment of our planet.

    And the geostrategic environment of the Dark Side of the Moon.

    There are many reasons for that

    No, there is only one.

    So you could say that these new Russian capabilities (including the short(er) range Iskander tactical missiles) are a type of “delusion destroyer” or a “reality reminder” who will burst the bubble of US illusions about the risks of a war against Russia.

    Russia is becoming of very little interest to America, which is one of the reasons that the Crimea operation came as a surprise.

  68. @Sparky Lyle

    In my opinion Israel does anything to provoke a war on Iran.
    Alas for them Putin is a very clever man, who has no intention whatsoever to walk into a trap.
    He may have learned from Hitler, who walked into the Polish trap, or Japan, FDR’s economic boycott.
    Already four or so years ago, is the story, a USA missile fired from Spain to Syria was intercepted above the E Med.
    Something fell into the sea.
    Israel and the USA stated that there had been an excercise, Putin said nothing.
    As is stated here, both the USA and Russia can destroy each other, both cannot prevent the destruction of their own countries, no anti missile system can destroy all incoming missiles.

  69. @bob sykes

    He thinks the 2020′s will be an era of extreme political violence.

    Not just political, I fear.
    My opinion is that from day to day one sees how France is moving towards insurrection.
    No idea if the Brussels clique is going to allow Macron being deposed, on the other hand, which foreign troops can or will intervene in France ?

  70. Miro23 says:
    @Jimmy

    Sounds a bit like a pig with lipstick…

    A waste of lipstick. This flying pig is too expensive and prestigious to actually be risked in combat.

    And besides, it’s already completed its mission – sending $ billions into the pockets of the MIC and through the political revolving door.

  71. Dear Mr. Saker,

    Thanks for your fine analysis. From the point of arms technology and its political implications, I would entirely concur with your conclusions.

    I also agree with your characterization of Israel’s leadership and the elite that sustains it:

    What is important here is not how evil the Israelis are, but how stupid and totally reckless they are. Simply put, this is how this works: the Israelis are evil, stupid and completely delusional, but they own every single US politician

    Since, however, Israel does not possess the US panoply, nor has direct access to it, ultimately our collective fate is in the hands of the US government and the elite that sustains it. Now these people are really “evil, stupid and completely delusional,” every single one of them, which you also imply in your analysis.

    Like all too often in history, civilization is at the mercy of a bunch of heavily armed barbarians. Actually we are far worse off than if, say, Al Capone and his thugs would have taken over the world. At least Al Capone, being an Italian, was a rational, intelligent operator.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  72. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fatima Manoubia

    No pasaréis!

    well , Franco pasò

    • Replies: @Fatima Manoubia
  73. @Anonnu

    In reality, Russia can sink all carrier strike groups in less than 1 hour.
    Anyone thinking otherwise is leaving in lala land.

  74. @Svigor

    The said reality is that America (US)=War.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  75. Heros says:

    “3. The Ukraine: Nazi, Nazi, Ukronazi, bla, bla, bla”

    Saker and his secret Stalin worshiping ilk cannot accept that it was Russians who defeated their Germanic Christian brethren on behalf of their Communist Jewish overlords. The NSDAP had been working closely with the jews too, starting with the Havara agreement and ending with the German losses at Stalingrad and Kursk. There is much evidence that Hitler was a stooge to jewish power and jewish international banking, just like Saker’s “ukronazis”.

    But lets face it, the “Nazis” were a direct consequence of Versailles. Without this vengeful betrayal of the 1918 Armistice agreement and Wilson’s 14 points, and the assignment of all war guilt to Germany, Hitler and the Nazi’s never would have come to power. Lloyd George said after signing Versailles that there would be war in 20 years.

    Ukraine had no Versailles, no hyperinflation, no Dolchstoss, no Weimar hyper-sexualization. Further, Ukraine’s starvations and holdomort genocide have been the result of jews and jewish communism, just like in Germany. So why do Saker and his ilk obsessively and continually blame a 70 year old German Nationalist party for the current problems in Ukraine?

    In reality, these “Ukronazis” are mostly just a cut out and distraction for the intelligensia like Saker. The masses don’t follow this stuff, pundit’s and “influencer”‘s do, and these are the ones who have to buy and repeat the narrative. “Ukronazi” is part of this narrative because “Nazi” is a critical part of the new religion of the holohoax. By constantly spewing “Nazi” in one form or another, Saker and his ilk achieve heeb social credit mana and help support the holohoax.

    I am following this series, now 46 days straight of holocaust stories. It is incredible how they troll us with their drivel:

    [MORE]

    Finally, in his trends for 2019, Saker completely misses the biggest revelations of the last 2 years, the unleashing of Weather Warfare. We cannot know who is starting these fires in California, but we do know that the Jesuit Jerry Brown is telling us that it is abnormal and that it will intesify:

    Putin has a close cabal of Chabad Lubovitz adivsors, and Donald Trump has Jarred and Ivana. It would appear that just as in WWII, the kinetic war is merely for show, and the real struggle is happening on a different plain altogether. In 2019 this plain includes includes cyber, space, weather warfare, and most importantly mind control, which Saker forgets as well. It takes some very strong mind control to get all western countries across the globe to simply open the gates to an invasion by muslims and sub-saharan africans.

    IMO, due to the mind control, elections are superfluous. Most of the time with just moderate propaganda, incrementalism, and control of the narrative they can get what they want. This new newest congress filled with radical leftist, feminist harpies would be a case in point.

    But when that low level mind control fails, they bring out the heavier kinds of behavior modification, like chemtrails, gasses, microwaves and whatever else they have cooked up in their laboratories over the last 70 years. This rapid succession of abnormal and devastating California “wildfires” are evidence of their power, and their never ending search for ways to kill goyim in sadistic rituals.

  76. Trevor H. says:
    @Fatima Manoubia

    Indeed, as you say, Europe is a singularly brainwashed continent, but thanks to the internet even Europeans are beginning to suspect that the “Official Story” they’ve been fed all these years falls somewhat short of the truth.

  77. @Si1ver1ock

    The Zionists brought down the Twin Towers and Building #7.

  78. Miggle says:
    @gustafus21

    So, no, America is toast… we are all Boers now… waiting for the slaughter. But Europe? they will prevail and save western civilization

    Western what? Post-1800 was there a western civilization?

    Western civilization? Oh, you mean Libya destroyers, Yugoslavia destroyers? Any independent country must, must, must be destroyed? Europe will save western barbarism? I hope not.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  79. anon[244] • Disclaimer says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Richard Spenser.
    ‘Egypt’s el-Sisi: “If you go to a country that welcomes you, you must respect its laws, traditions and culture”’

    May be
    US should start following that same rule

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  80. @peterAUS

    What’s not to like?

    The main thing is that the world population is very high just now
    (https://www.census.gov/popclock/ , note that it is not being updated as US Fed Gvt. not funding it.)

    and quite a few places import food (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=food+importation+map&iax=images&ia=images&iai=https%3A%2F%2F78.media.tumblr.com%2F8eec25d685c7936531530d226f3211f3%2Ftumblr_p9730x7imS1rasnq9o1_1280.jpg&t=ffab&atb=v114-1).
    Note that China doesn’t report how much food it imports, but also that China is buying large farms in Africa, and so is probably importing food.
    China also imports raw materials:
    https://wits.worldbank.org/CountryProfile/en/Country/CHN/StartYear/2013/EndYear/2017/TradeFlow/Import/Indicator/MPRT-TRD-VL/Partner/ALL/Product/UNCTAD-SoP1

    These come over sea lanes that aren’t secure.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/tensions-in-the-south-china-sea-explained-in-18-maps-2015-1

    China is working on the problem, but running into difficulties:
    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1937835/chinas-new-silk-road-facing-difficulties-former-official

    OK, so the US Navy goes away — or continues to patrol without adequate equipment.
    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-navys-new-frigate-complete-obsolete-mess-16563
    and can’t send aircraft over contemporary air defense systems.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-400_missile_system

    Piracy along world trade routes is already a serious problem:
    http://foreignpolicynews.org/2016/09/17/south-china-sea-pivotal-quandaries-controlling-piracy/

    and Obama’s flatly anti-smart people policies didn’t help:
    https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9347/index1.html

    OK, that’s the scenario setup. How does the scenario play out?

    To keep things on a very high level:
    * Sea borne merchant ship trade is essential to food deficit countries, yet subject to interruptions. The interruptions would be treated as an immediate threat to national existence by countries dependent on sea lanes for food or large amounts of basic raw materials. That’s a lot of countries.
    * China does not have and cannot soon build a blue water navy. It is working on that:
    https://thediplomat.com/2016/07/why-china-wont-stop-island-building-in-the-south-china-sea/
    but won’t succeed before (under this scenario) the US Navy becomes ineffective.
    * This will destabilize the relations between nations. That’s a singularity, and I decline to predict who would have conflicts with whom.
    * However, with a world population of 7.5 gigapeople, and entire regions that cannot feed themselves by domestic food production (e.g.: Japan), one would expect some conflicts to become severe.

    I, personally, don’t like severe conflicts. That’s one reason I mention them so much. They are dangerous to me personally, even through indirect effects, to my relatives, and they kill very many people. Definitely bad. The above scenario is unusually bad: many desperate nations could degenerate into a real brawl, perhaps something like the old “broken-backed war” scenario from
    AD 1952 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken-Backed_War_Theory). That would definitely _and_ severely bad. I’m against it.

    Might not happen, might. Hard to say how the world can get a soft landing from here.

    Still, other than the effects on sea lanes, an obsolescent US Navy probably wouldn’t matter much. By the same token, lack of an expeditionary Army and Air Force might not matter much, as the ineffectiveness of US ground and air intervention in the third world is pretty well established, and sustained intervention elsewhere is beyond US capacity.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  81. @anon

    My word. What a zinger. No real point in continuing this conversation.

    Counterinsurgency.

  82. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Heros

    Ukrashits , we do not want you in the EU , go blow up Canada , we don`t want you to blow up Europe . You are not a country , you are a bunch of greedy tribes . Ukranazistan must be divided in several parts .

  83. @jilles dykstra

    The various elites are claiming that populism is the greatest threat to democracy.

    It’s hard so say what somebody that arrogant would do.

    This has been a long time coming. I sort of like this description from back in the mid AD 1980s.
    “There’s a price for too much arrogance
    a price for too much geed
    and in complacent ignorance
    you’ve sown the whirlwind seed!”

    “Serpent’s Reach – Finity’s End”
    _Off Centaur Press_, 1985

    One hopes Trump wins his current fight. He’s trying to shut down the current system _and_ current elites before the shut themselves down. It’s going to be messy, but we can at least stop making the future mess worse.

    Counterinsurgency

  84. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fatima Manoubia

    Fatima Manubia ,

    Is it so difficult to see that the productive people of France ( and of the West ) are fed up to pay
    abusive , confiscatory , taxes for the unproductive people of their own countries ( native and foreing ) as well as for the tax free global oligarchs ???????

    Surey Allah does not aprove such robbery .

    • Replies: @Fatima Manoubia
  85. I say , forget Russia as a threat. A minor threat at best. It’s really all about China.

    China is now in the midst of economic collapse [ as all top down, centralized economies must ultimately suffer sooner or later, whether communist or fascist]], and the “natives” are “getting restless” over there as they see the previous 20 years economic and lifestyle gains[ made possible as a direct result of their economic freedom chains being slightly loosened post-Mao], rapidly dribble away under the auspices of their new, proto- Maoist, murdering, criminal, leader .

    When nations start to collapse economically [because of their ever more top-down economic systems] and the slaves get restless, what inevitably happens?

    Their leaders start an external war as a distraction for all of the now discontented slaves, and as a way to unite the country and squash internal opposition caused by economic discontent.

    As with Nazi Germany, a war economy is installed and all the idiot slaves are ” happy” because they at least have a job, and have been united towards a common goal – war.

    So watch out , it looks like the Chi-Comms are getting ready to roll out the war machine, big time.

    The more China centralizes its economy, the more its economy tanks, and the poorer all its slaves therefor become, the more chance that its new murdering, criminal leader will see war as the only way out for him.

    “War is the health of the state” -Randolph Bourne

    And so it goes………….

    regards, onebornfree

  86. @Svigor

    Not kidding. Let’s take a look at Wikipedia definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatred
    This defines hatred as a mental illness. Rather implausible, considering how widespread the emotion is.

    Hatred is an unusual emotion in that it can be persistent, yet not expressed (“intense resentment”). I suspect that hatred is a byproduct of dominance hierarchies. Dominance behavior apparently dates back to the origin of phyla, some .4 to 0.75 billion years back (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw1m87XsMgI). Human hatred (in the form of resentment) appears, nowadays, within hierarchies, and it goes both ways. Elites don’t like non-elite, and the feeling is mutual. I therefore conclude that hatred, or an analog of that feeling, dates back to the formation of hierarchies.
    One could say that only an emotion much like the human emotion of hatred would qualify as hatred.
    However, consider this:
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2119677-chimps-beat-up-murder-and-then-cannibalise-their-former-tyrant/
    Much like some human societies throughout history (Aztec, for example). For that reason, I’m including the higher mammals.

    Back in the Victorian Age there was, believe it or not, a serious attempt to eliminate interest in sex by women and to greatly diminish it in men, resulting in what Mr. Joy, Freud, called “repression”. There is no limit to what people will try to make other people do.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @skrik
  87. @Sean

    Russia is of so little interest that one cannot open a newspaper or turn on the TeeVee without hearing Russia this, Russia that, Russia everything.

    • Agree: bluedog
    • Replies: @Sean
  88. @Fatima Manoubia

    I’m a European as well, but no longer live there. The USA has its version of this “hate crime”nonsense, rest assured, but historically-speaking, it was invented the day before yesterday. “Gustafus” has had his say. I didn’t like what he had to say, but I defend his right to say it. I don’t much care for what you have to say elsewhere, truth told, but I’d defend your right to say it just as I would his, though I disagree with you both.

  89. @onebornfree

    As with Nazi Germany, a war economy is installed and all the idiot slaves are ” happy” because they at least have a job, and have been united towards a common goal – war.

    Germany’s war economy just functioned in 1944; as to China, in my opinion, it just wants not to be occupied by the USA

  90. @A123

    Your comments are very troubling. You should take up gardening right away.

  91. El Dato says:
    @A123

    For a treaty to bind the U.S., Senate ratification is madatory.

    He speaks in Jewish Tongues.

    Suddenly everything is in the minutiae and who signed what when. Instead of good faith principles and forthrigtness.

    Yes, one can behave like international assholes there is nothing to stop anyone.

    Obama’s lies left office with him, thus making the U.S. more trustworthy.

    This is what Culture of Critique Members actually believe.

  92. @Miggle

    Of course also European civilisation had and has negative aspects.
    Name me one without.
    But for me it is worthwhile to try to save this civilisation.

    • Replies: @Anonnu
  93. @Heros

    There is much evidence that Hitler was a stooge to jewish power and jewish international banking, just like Saker’s “ukronazis”.

    Such a pity that assertions about ‘much’ and ‘overwhelming evidence’ never are sustained by evidence

  94. @Heros

    Actually, there is a lot of evidence suggesting that Hitler was brought to power by the English and the US. See Guido Giacomo Preparata, Conjuring Hitler, 2005.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @Heros
  95. I live in South America (15 years), am bilingual, well traveled throughout Latin America and am very disappointed in Saker’s summation of conditions and attitudes here, given that I’m hard-pressed to reconcile it with the realities I see on the ground in various Latin American nations. Mr. Maduro has been largely discredited and censured by 12 of the members of the Lima Group, who declared they do not recognize the results of Venezuela’s most recent “election”.

    Elections in other L-A nations (“overthrows” per the article) were a reaction to decades of poor governance by thoroughly discredited and corrupt left-wing governments. I’m just guessing, of course, but I believe a very high percentage of folks here would far prefer the once-reviled “Yanqui” to the likes of home-grown Abimael Guzmán and “el Che”. The one worthwhile and praiseworthy left-winger, former guerilla and former president of Uruguay, José Mujica, is the exception.

    Parroting the “party line” is not what I once expected of Mr. Saker.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  96. @Hans Vogel

    Now these people are really “evil, stupid and completely delusional,” every single one of them, which you also imply in your analysis.

    They’re not, see Hollings farewell speech of 2004.
    The problem is that any USA politician opposing USA jewry is out of his or her job at the next election.
    This was the Democratic shock at the last two elections, money no longer rules the USA.

  97. @Sean

    Your comments are very troubling. You should take up gardening right away.

  98. wayfarer says:

    Trotskyism. : the political, economic, and social principles advocated by Trotsky especially the theory and practice of communism developed by or associated with Trotsky and usually including adherence to the concept of worldwide revolution as opposed to socialism in one country.

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trotskyism

    Who Made the Useful Idiots of the Left?

  99. @Sean

    What IS America interested in? Anything? Besides money. Sort of lobotomized, isn’t it?

    • Replies: @Sean
  100. Anonnu says:
    @anon

    Hindu fanatics can’t even run their own schools or temples.

    Meanwhile, christians get scholarships in the millions of rupees to study abroad.

    Before opening your mouth think about what Pakistan cleansing its Hindu population or the caliphate revival movement in India meant.

    Online Hindu trolls are annoying & an internet nerd like you only exists online, so I understand your predicament

  101. Anonnu says:
    @jilles dykstra

    A revived pagan Europe is worth saving

    A 50% Muslim BIA creating Pakistan
    Or
    A Euro coalition helping Turks in Crimea

    Is not.

  102. APilgrim says:

    Exactly as a subject becomes INTERESTING, it vanishes from the comment sections.

    New Details Ruin Khashoggi Hero Story’, By L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, Newsbusters, Media Research Center, January 5, 2019 7:17 AM EST, https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2019/01/05/bozell-graham-column-new-details-ruin-khashoggi-hero-story

    Khashoggi wrote 20 pieces for the Washington Post website from September 2017 to September 2018. The Post published him once in the actual newspaper. It wasn’t that passionately impressed with his opinions before he was killed.

    Text messages between Khashoggi and Maggie Mitchell Salem, an executive at Qatar Foundation International and a former State Department official during the Clinton presidency, show she “at times shaped the columns he submitted to The Washington Post, proposing topics, drafting material and prodding him to take a harder line against the Saudi government.” The Post added, “Khashoggi also appears to have relied on a researcher and translator affiliated with the organization.” So Khashoggi was railing against one set of authoritarians … with the research assistance and “drafting” and “shaping” of another set.

  103. We didn’t really need to read the article! Putin is winning on all fronts! What else does this author ever say?

  104. AWM says:

    These columns trend farther and farther from reality.
    I guess the “West” had better hurry up and surrender to the Russians before it has to surrender to the Chinese.

  105. The history of the 20th century in one very brilliant capsule.:

    …all of WWI and WWII were fought far away from the US: all the potential competitors of the US had their national economies completely destroyed while the US did not even lose a single factory or research/design bureau. Then the US could use its immense industrial powerbase to basically provide a world-wide market with goods which only the US could built and deliver. And yet, in spite of such huge advantages, the US spend almost all its history beating up one defenseless country after another to ensure full submission and compliance with the demands of Uncle Shmuel…

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  106. onebornfree says: • Website

    Here we frickin’ go [ just as I said in my previous comment here]:

    President Xi Orders Chinese Army To “Prepare For War”:

    “..”The world is facing a period of major changes never seen in a century, and China is still in an important period of strategic opportunity for development,” Xi said and added that China’s armed forces must “prepare for a comprehensive military struggle from a new starting point,” Xi said adding that “preparation for war and combat must be deepened to ensure an efficient response in times of emergency.”

    Xi’s order prioritizes training with a focus on combat readiness, drills, troop inspections and resistance exercises.

    It applies to all units of the PLA, including troops, academies and armed police, and is designed to “ensure new challenges are met and battles are won,” according to a copy of the guidelines seen during the television report.

    In other words, Xi just ordered the Chinese military to prepare for war.……”:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-04/president-xi-directs-chinese-military-prepare-war

    Just like Randolph Bourne said :

    “War is the health of the state” : https://mises.org/library/brilliance-randolph-bourne

    Regards, onebornfree.
    http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/

  107. Wow! Great summary of reality, and extremely well written to boot!

    I have recently had to spend a few days in Boca Raton…

    Only a few days? I envy lucky you. The rest of us are stuck in Cloaca Raton for the long term.

  108. @Melotte 22

    Russian military strategy never was and never is to kill and destroy.
    Russian military strategy is to disable the opponent.

  109. onebornfree says: • Website
    @onebornfree

    Yet more news that seems to support my claim concerning the new Chinese war-footing moves as a distraction for its many slaves from its/their growing internal economic problems [ directly caused by its top down, anti-capitalist, command/control/socialised economic system, of course] :

    “Chinese Professor Censored After Admitting Real GDP Growth Is Below 2%”:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-05/china-censors-economics-professor-who-claims-real-gdp-growth-below-2

    And so it goes….

    Regards, onebornfree
    http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/

  110. macilrae says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    If you didn’t feel the same way about deaths of people in your group, you wouldn’t be complaining about the deaths.

    The meaning of this sentence is lost on me …

    You’re pursing a “devil theory”; the United States is responsible for all the bad, everybody else is innocent.

    Not so [1].

    You’re also assuming that you have a single enemy, and that once the enemy is defeated, all will be golden.

    Where did I even suggest that? Nothing is that simple but the issue is the perceived relative value of one human life over another. The fact that this one country spends more on its military than the rest of the world combined (and in excess of ten times more than the evil Russians) and that this one country has used its military to kill in excess of five millions of Third World civilians since WWII – I believe that’s the place to point the finger in the first instance.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  111. @Anon

    Yes, but you notice that that is in past time…“pasó”…..As of today, he has been removed from where he was “resting” at his “mausoleum”, erected as a permanent insult and opprobium over the remains of thousands of hundreds of dissapeared by his thugs following his signed orders, and there is not still another place where he can “rest” again, unless it is the previously seized by him from its legitimate town ownership Pazo de Meirás ( but not even there ,since that will most probably be rejected as well by the consistory… ) , since the next location proposed by his scarce correligionaires, including the beneficiaires of his looting and arranged with the current monarchy new aristocratic status relatives, The Almudena Cathedral, in Madrid, has been straightly rejected by Madrilian citizenry and usual assistants/users of this temple.

    Thus, you have that karma is a bitch…and while it is said that he died at bed, instead of being overthrown by opposition ( well, he was well propped up by the US Embassy during all his “tenure”, as happened and happens with all the Nazis around the world, see Bolsonaro and Poroshenko…) he seems destined to wander as a damned spirit for an eternity, as it belongs to such criminal against humanity and the likes….

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  112. @onebornfree

    You have simply turned things up and have change the US by China is your comment as book case on exercise of projection.

    It´s your economy in the US who is is tatters and thus, your ongoing war on all fronts against China mainly, but also on the EU and Russia who you see as main direct competitors, as well as counterproducent for your current submission of the EU natural association, and their natural, by geographic location, markets, like Iran and Ukraine.

    It is you who are willing to embrace an opportunist who supports whatever nazi shit is needed so as you can recover a dozen of jobs, or continue extorting and looting the world, so as you can mantain your, clearly over the top, for the current state of the things at home, “style of life”.

    Continue living in wonderland….or going to see the wizard on TV….

    • Agree: bluedog
    • Replies: @onebornfree
  113. @macilrae

    When WWII ended the USA was the only country with its industries intact, and relatively few casualties.
    That the USA thus became world leader does not surprise, but things as Manifest Destiny and the Monroe Doctrine of course also had effect.
    Now USA world leadership is under discussion.
    Of course the world leader of more than half a century has (some) responsibility for anything that went wrong in the past.

  114. Che Guava says:
    @Fatima Manoubia

    Fatima Manoubia.

    Real trad. Spanish name.

    • Replies: @Fatima Manoubia
  115. @onebornfree

    Exactly what the NATO boss Stoltenberg also says.
    But, contrary to NATO, no Chinese military manouvres near Seattle or San Francisco.

  116. “So you could say that these new Russian capabilities (including the short(er) range Iskander tactical missiles) are a type of “delusion destroyer” or a “reality reminder” who will burst the bubble of US illusions about the risks of a war against Russia.”
    Stop using WHO to refer to things; it should refer only to persons. You have made this mistake in other articles as well.
    In general, Saker, you write great stuff, but you propagate some illusions with regard to WW2, Russia, Russian culture and the Orthodox religion. If the Nazis had won WW2, Europe today would be in great shape. Thanks to the victory of the Brits, French, Russians and Americans the European people and culture are facing extinction. Russia today is in better shape than Western Europe, but that’s not because the Russian people, culture and religion are superior to their West European counterparts. For the moment just consider yourselves luckier…

    • Replies: @Cyrano
  117. @jacques sheete

    in spite of such huge advantages

    Because of such huge advantages the USA was able to subjugate other countries

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  118. @Montefrío

    corrupt left-wing governments

    Were the right wing governments not corrupt ?
    Little seems to have changed in S America since the mentioned book was written
    Hans Vogel, ‘Geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika’, 1983, 2002, Spectrum Netherlands

    • Replies: @Montefrío
  119. @Anon

    People in Europe accept taxes ( unless they are abusive and accompanied by major cuts in welfare state along with an increase of wages only for the elites ), because people in Europe knows that all these taxes go to pay for the social welfare state and infrastructures we enjoy in far more quality than you in the US since…ages…..

    Of course, we do not support cut of taxes only for the rich….as has happened not only in Macron´s France, but also in the US…. but, tell me, whay is that a “Yellow Vests” revolution has not started in the US already?
    I told you, because these protests has the same origin as the “Ukrainian Maidan”, independently of some legitimate claims and them being joined by some confussed working people who may feel that some claims allude them too…but what do you think of these images?
    Would you find correct that this could happen in the US?
    Would you support it?
    What would be the response of your government/military/deep state/CIA/FBI?

    ( The same could be applied to Catalonia events, btw, whose representatives have strong ties to Israel….)

    The most probable result of these actions will be the declaration of a martial law, like in Ukraine, with which the most probable result in the coming European elections, which Macron would be prone to lost in a normal situation due to his highly unpopular policies, against the most probable candidate, in a country like France, the left, would be altered all the way by incoming “events”, thus, I wonder why are these unprecedently violent events being organized in the first place, and by whom….
    I will tell you, by the same who never win elections in Europe, the far-right, whose only way to grab power is by overthrowing legitimately elected governments, as happened through all the European history…..and we can witness today as sample in Ukraine….
    This the result in Ukraine, btw, as in every place the US put its looting hands, more misery and poverty, even than in the times previous to Maidan…

    These people could fool a bunch of depoliticed, confussed and allienated by the web “alt-right” milennials, but not the general tax-payer citizenry of not only France but the whole EU.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anon
    , @ababush
  120. m___ says:
    @Anonnu

    On a stale discussion…

    Add democracy and consumerism (junk whether to stuff your mouth or the top of skull), to the list. In fact, these last “religions” are by way the most powerful at present. The Fatima of Sunny fame walks her shopping bags unveiled. The Mohammad of Egypt, masturbates on the hood of his Mercedes truck. The elites, or aristocrats of corporate finance are not immune to sticking their long noses in their own supply.

    Adding a tangent, there is a lot more “wrong” then nuclear war menaces. Not what political coalition prevails, but the mathematics of how to count and understand power. Neither Russia nor China seem to show anything new in the goals of exhausting natural riches, creating toxic derivatives to subdue, not shrink, a bulging world population. As it is, any catastrophe is a step toward a possible space to breath.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  121. @Che Guava

    For the same token, what would we think of the “intend” by yours?
    As if a nick could mandatorily had to had any meaning…What´s your point, in case you have any?
    Not for me, I recurr to nicks who come fast to my head from whatever lived situations, books, films, have read, watch, and so on, at the fast pace I am usually banned in the “alt-media” by the owners of “alt-media” blogs….

    Of course, I will not be posting in an “alt-right” forum with my real name, just you would like it….

  122. Agent76 says:

    December 23, 2018 An end to empires

    America withdrawing from conflicts that do not concern it would be a huge boon and relief to the world’s citizens.

    https://theduran.com/an-end-to-empires/

    November 27th, 2015 US Has Killed More Than 20 Million In 37 Nations Since WWII

    The American public probably is not aware of these numbers and knows even less about the proxy wars for which the United States is also responsible.

    https://popularresistance.org/us-has-killed-more-than-20-million-in-37-nations-since-wwii/

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  123. ‘In comparison, the US has been fighting a so-called GWOT (Global War on Terror) since 2001 and all it can show is that the terrorists (of various demonstrations) only got stronger, took control of more land, murdered more people, and generally seemed to show a remarkable ability to survive and even grow…’

    You say that as if this wasn’t the intention. I thought you were cataloging our failures.

    The last thing we want to do is to ‘win’ the war on terror. If that happens, the whole ‘clash of civilizations’ paradigm becomes meaningless, and if that happens, our support for Israel becomes morally insupportable, and support for Israel is, of course, the point of it all.

    In defense of this, I offer the following anecdote. Some high White House official has recounted how he came into the White House to attend a crisis meeting the day after 9/11. To his considerable befuddlement, everyone was discussing the details of how to stage the invasion of Iraq.

  124. Agent76 says:

    June 7, 2017 We Have Met the Evil Empire and It Is Us

    Life in America was pure injustice, the lash and the iron boot, despite the version of history we have been given by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations who “re-invented” America and its history through taking control of public education in the late 1940s.

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/06/07/we-have-met-the-evil-empire-and-it-is-us/

  125. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fatima Manoubia

    Ukraruina is down only to about 2000 euros of yearly per capita income , less than Nicaragua .

    You blame the USA for the Maidan , and you are right , but don´t you think that Germany and France and the EU share the responsability ??

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  126. peterAUS says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Makes sense.

    Firstly, don’t think it will happen in foreseeable future (US unable/unwilling to control/protect sea lines). Science fiction at this stage. Probably better to focus on other things.

    Which brings us to:

    …I decline to predict who would have conflicts with whom.
    However, with a world population of 7.5 gigapeople, and entire regions that cannot feed themselves by domestic food production (e.g.: Japan), one would expect some conflicts to become severe.

    which is actually what is of some interest to me at this stage. Current processes in the world of power appear to lead there, for sure.
    So, certain scenarios re those conflicts do open some possibilities, not all of them bad.

    I, personally, don’t like severe conflicts. That’s one reason I mention them so much.

    Severe as nukes? Definitely.
    Everything below that, not necessarily. Depends on variables. I believe some of those “severe” can be good. Actually, very good. In fact, necessary.

    They are dangerous to me personally, even through indirect effects, to my relatives, and they kill very many people. Definitely bad.

    Hahaha….O.K.

    Hard to say how the world can get a soft landing from here.

    Yup.

    By the same token, lack of an expeditionary Army and Air Force might not matter much, as the ineffectiveness of US ground and air intervention in the third world is pretty well established..

    Disagree.
    The effectiveness of “of US ground and air intervention in the third world ” is exactly the ONLY reason why the “Muslim thing” can’t be, effectively, resolved in Balkans. And, if it gets resolved there it can, with ease, have a domino effect on Europe in general.

    My take, anyway.

  127. @Hans Vogel

    One cannot really criticise a book one did not read, not even heard of.
    But I found
    https://wikispooks.com/w/images/2/2a/Conjuring_Hitler_Afterword.pdf
    The afterword to Conjuring Hitler.
    I did not read it carefully, discussions about Irving and gas chambers do not interest me any more.
    I’ve read over three dozen books about the persecutions of the jews, the explanation by Rassinier on how and why people died in the camps, is in my opinion is consistent with most books, even with Wiesel’s La Nuit.
    How and why there was a WWII, for me no doubt any more.
    Never counted the books on this subject, at least over hundred.
    Nowhere any indication that GB and the USA brought Hitler to power, unable even to imagine a motive.
    So my trust in Conjuring Hitler is very low.
    So low, at this moment, that I’m not going to try to get the book and read it.
    But, as I am a curious person, I do not close my eyes.
    Recently had to change my view on if Islam can be fitted into western democracies.
    But, again but, if it can be made probable that GB and USA brought Hitler to power, quite possible that I’ll change my mind and will try to read the book.
    One last thing, Hitler serving international jewish banking.
    The banking world was furious about how Schacht resurrected Germany financially without bank loans or credits.
    More probable it was the other way round, war on Germany to force it to use bank loans etc again.

  128. @A123

    “Muslims have been using human shields for decades and no one has cared.”

    The term “human shield” is war propaganda which has been inserted into your mind.

    Just saying.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  129. @peterAUS

    Protecting sea lanes, WWII is now more than 70 years ago.
    The next world war will be over in a few days, by then anyone is dead or dying.

  130. peterAUS says:
    @m___

    As it is, any catastrophe is a step toward a possible space to breath.

    You could be onto something here.

    The best scenario would be getting just on the brink of the very first nuke deployed, but not further. That “brink” brings the opportunity for real change.

    The next best is just one little tactical nuke on, preferably, command center of sort. That creates the opportunity.

    And, well, the next, not so best, is the first big one obliterating some (minor) city.

    If not stopped there, well, I believe it will go all the way up (or down if you will). Finish with a version “On the Beach”.
    End. No breath anymore. For humans, anyway.

    • Replies: @m___
  131. @anon

    German made the same argument in 1940

    Nope, not the same argument. I point out that the US isn’t the sole cause of disorder, citing el-Sisi.
    I then point out that the disorder, should it continue growing, is a menace to all. That’s it.
    In AD 1940 the Germans were busy fighting WW II, and their argument was that they were fighting utter barbarians who would bomb cities in contravention of the Geneva Conference (initial RAF campaign, AD 1940), and utter barbarians who had done many bad things both internally and internationally in Eastern Europe. They did not try to justify themselves in a serious diplomacy.
    You’re thinking of the early AD 1930s, when Germany claimed to be the injured party from WW I, to beat its chest and claim restitution for being wronged. I’m not doing that, either.

    You, however, are. Perhaps you don’t care about the people who will be hurt if balance is lost. Perhaps not. In either case, end of conversation.

    Counterinsurgency.

    • Replies: @anon
  132. Prusmc says:
    @peterAUS

    I remember the days when anti war was pto USSR and pro USSR was anti war . I guess we can never forgive Russia for abandonment of Communism.

  133. @peterAUS

    Further comment:

    The “Muslim thing” might be resolved by US military force, but the current domestic US political situation tends to make that unlikely.

    I sincerely hope that the US continues to successfully stabilize global trade. No kidding.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @peterAUS
  134. @Anon

    What here is Germany and France.
    We Dutch organised a referendum against the EU Ukraine Association Treaty, the first EU treaty with a military cooperation paragraph, we voted against the treaty, and, guess what, nothing happened.
    So, I suppose German and French politicians are to blame, as is Dutch Van Baalen, Timmermans and Belgian Verhofstadt, what the populations want or think, no idea, and it does not matter, what we want is unimportant.

  135. @Agent76

    Howard Zinn, ‘A People’s History of the United States 1492 – Present’, New York, 1980 1995

    • Replies: @anon
  136. @Agent76

    Nifty line in that article:

    I hope you aren’t going to claim you are doing this to defend your country. Nobody attacked us, look around, no Viet Cong here, this is Wall Street’s war like the last one and the one before it and the one before that.

    When the US declared war on the Third Reich,

    I hope you aren’t going to claim you are doing this to defend your country. Nobody attacked us, look around, no Wehrmacht here, this is Wall Street’s war like the last one and the one before it and the one before that.

    Or, maybe:

    I hope you aren’t going to claim you are doing this to defend your country. Nobody attacked us, look around, no Confederates here, this is Wall Street’s war like the last one and the one before it and the one before that.

    yet the author can either support US participation in WW II _and_ in the Civil War or be ostracized by his publication and the entire Democratic Party.

    This is getting old. It used to be that liberals thought everybody else were idiots, but now its obvious that liberals have kindly lifted that burden.

    Counterinsurgency

  137. @Agent76

    America withdrawing from conflicts that do not concern

    The USA, in my opinion, resembles South American countries, two groups of rich each desiring complete power, and 98% of the population, that is just there to produce and pay taxes.
    Thus, there is no the USA, there are three USA’s.
    The Roman empire was exactly the same.
    The EU tries to create the same situation in the EU member states.
    I hope the French Yellow Vests succeed in bringing democracy back to the people

    • Replies: @Fatima Manoubia
  138. @Counterinsurgency

    The

    Muslim thing

    is caused by western military force, Churchill ordered the use of poison gas in Damascus in 1918, for example.

  139. @A123

    A123 you say “The U.S. never joined JCOPA, thus it is impossible for the U.S. to leave. Obama’s lies left office with him, thus making the U.S. more trustworthy.” How is possible for the most powerful and leader of the free world to have such a blatant liar as it’s leader? Either you are exceptional and i indespensable nation or we are just a pathetic nation of liars like every other human being is. Make your choice.

  140. @Svigor

    Svigor you say “Don’t they have good cop/bad cop in Russia? Oh, wait, you’re in Florida, or something, right?
    They definitely have good cop/bad cop in Florida, dummy.”
    True this routine will work with mostly inexperienced and small time crooks or even innocent people. Now you are talking about nations, a person doesn’t get to be a leader because he was just placed there by his friends or relatives. Even if a person is placed in such a position will not survive for long in that position. Even seasoned people fall pray to the palace games. So if you think that we are playing those games as good cop and bad cop you are sadly mistaken and will burn your hands for touching that hot stove.

  141. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fatima Manoubia

    Le social , le social …. ras le bol du ” social ”

    Bums and oligarchs ruin everything

  142. @jilles dykstra

    I hope the French Yellow Vests succeed in bringing democracy back to the people

    Do not hold your breath…What more likely they will bring you is an unlelected fascist dictatorship, a la Ukrainian style, as some of their hided former foreign legion leaders would wish….

  143. Cyrano says:
    @George F. Held

    Let me give you just one example of how totally wrong you are about the Russian being just “lucky” and their culture not being superior to the west and who is to blame for the mess Europe is in now.

    In 1990, when the Russians returned DDR to west Germany, DDR was in mint shape as far as national composition goes. The part that was (and still is) under US occupation is a jungle of different nationalities from all over the world.

    They forced that nonsense about multiculturalism on the whole Europe – even to the ones that had no colonial sins to recant for. Why did the Scandinavians ever allowed themselves to be bamboozled into accepting that self-genocidal moronic idea of multiculturalism is beyond me.

    My theory is that US hated Scandinavia for setting bad example by building capitalism with a human face – with a lot of socialism intertwined in the fabric of that heartless exploitative system – so they decided to destroy them by tricking them into adopting multiculturalism as way to even further “improve” their societies.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Druid
  144. And in the meantime, Ukraine has achieved autocephaly… wake up Saker!

    • Replies: @Anon
  145. Heros says:
    @Hans Vogel

    There is a lot of circumstantial evidence to support some kind of collaboration between Hitler and the British. Take Hitlers actions at Dunkirk. Or Hess’s adventure to plea for peace in 1941.

    Here is an interesting discussion of how British Military Intelligence, through bugging the world wide Marconi wireless systems set up in 1910-12, gained control of all critical information flowing across the world and has never given it up even to this day. It was critical for the WWI victory, but more importantly they learned the value of propaganda and mind control too, and have been developing new mind control technologies ever since.

  146. peterAUS says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Actually…….

    The “Muslim thing” might be resolved by US military force

    The very “Muslim thing” was created by US military force, in the first place.

    So, if by resolving you mean “not getting involved, this time”, because of ” the current domestic US political situation tends to make that unlikely” we are definitely on the same page.

    One can hope, anyway.

  147. @jilles dykstra

    Sadly, they were indeed, much as are all governments everywhere: transnational; national; provincial; local. The thing is, one more or less expects it from right-wing governments, but the hyper-hypocritical left disappoint more with their sanctimonious pronouncements and delusional utopian propaganda.

  148. anon[374] • Disclaimer says:

    that pic of the mobile missile launcher reminds me of the photo of the sewage truck with the face of obongo painted on it

    was also in Russia iirc

    • Replies: @Cyrano
  149. anon[374] • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    (((zinn))) of course

    i’m sure its fair and balanced

  150. anon[374] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cyrano

    My theory is that US hated Scandinavia for setting bad example by building capitalism with a human face….

    sure that’s it, it’s not the jews wanting to blend all whites out of existence

  151. Herald says:
    @Anonnu

    CBGs are good for bullying third world nations and that’s about it. In a spat with Russia, (or maybe even Iran) they would be dead meat dead meat, pronto.

  152. Anonymous[237] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonnu

    If US cruise missiles can be intercepted then so can Russian.

    What about supersonic cruise missiles? And there are hypersonic on the way.

  153. How can someone write such an important article and not read it over carefully or have someone with better English writing skills proofread the thing before submission? Next time first show your article to someone who passed high school English.

    This could change 180 degree again.

    This could change 180 degrees again.

    Does that no strongly suggest that the US leaders are *even more* incompetent than the “stagnation” era Soviet gerontocrats?

    Does that not strongly suggest that the US leaders are *even more* incompetent than the “stagnation” era Soviet gerontocrats?

    The deployment of what are without any doubt the most sophisticated air-defense systems in the world supported what are also probably the most formidable electronic warfare (EW) capabilities currently in existence have now have now created what the US/NATO commanders refer to as a “Russia’s anti-access/area denial (A2/AD)” capability which, so do these US/NATO commanders say, can pop-up over the Baltic Sea, over the Eastern Mediterranean, the Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere (might show up on the La Orchila island in Venezuela in 2019).

    The deployment of what are without any doubt the most sophisticated air-defense systems in the world supported what are also probably the most formidable electronic warfare (EW) capabilities currently in existence have now created what the US/NATO commanders refer to as a “Russia’s anti-access/area denial (A2/AD)” capability which, so do these US/NATO commanders say, can pop-up over the Baltic Sea, over the Eastern Mediterranean, the Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere (might show up on the La Orchila island in Venezuela in 2019).

    Then the US could use its immense industrial powerbase to basically provide a wod-wide market with goods which only the US could built and deliver.

    Then the US could use its immense industrial powerbase to basically provide a world-wide market with goods which only the US could build and deliver.

    Russia has retreated as far as she possibly can, there is nowhere else to retreat and she therefore won’t.

    Russia has retreated as far as she possibly can, there is nowhere else to retreat, and she therefore won’t.

    But as I said in my article “Every click brings us closer to a bang!” each time WWIII does not happen following a US strike on Syria this emboldens the Neocons to try yet once more, especially since “Assad The Monster Must Go” remains in power in Damascus while one after the one each western politician which decreed that Assad must go, goes himself.

    But, as I said in my article, “Every click brings us closer to a bang!” Each time WWIII does not happen following a US strike on Syria, this emboldens the Neocons to try yet once more, especially since “Assad The Monster Must Go” remains in power in Damascus, while one after the one each western politician which decreed that Assad must go, goes himself.

    It is pretty obvious that Israel has gone absolutely, terminally and, possibly, suicidally insane.

    It is pretty obvious that Israel has gone absolutely, terminally and, possibly suicidally, insane.

    France is on the edge of a civil war (not this time around; my feeling is that the Gilets Jaunes will eventually run out of steam; but the next time around, which will happen sooner rather than later, the explosion will probably result in the overthrow of the French CRIF-run regime and a massive anti-US backlash.

    France is on the edge of a civil war, but not this time around. My feeling is that the Gilets Jaunes will eventually run out of steam. But, the next time around, which will happen sooner rather than later, the explosion will probably result in the overthrow of the French CRIF-run regime and a massive anti-US backlash.

    • Replies: @hunor
    , @Biff
  154. anonymous[283] • Disclaimer says:

    Saying the US is in full-spectrum decline is something of an overstatement. It is simply bumping up against the outer parameters of what is possible to do. It’s expanded itself all over the planet until the irresistible force meets the immovable object. After all, Syria and DPRK are relatively far away and can hardly be considered natural candidates for being in the US’s orbit. It’s not 1945 anymore and many countries have developed since then. It’s called a reality check.
    Claiming the Israeli leadership is stupid, insane and delusional but yet own every American politician seems to be contradictory. There would have to be a method to their madness for them to achieve all that, indicating they’re not all that crazy. Reckless and short-sighted perhaps but delusional, not so much.
    Trump’s declare victory and leave Syria idea shows some realistic thinking. Any entity preserves itself by spinning off money-losing acquisitions that bleed the company. This has to be continued until the US is no longer overstretched. Had Clinton won some true insanity would have ensued which is something to be grateful for.

  155. Cyrano says:
    @anon

    I am surprised that you didn’t see the phallic symbol that the mobile launcher resembles. I think that’s what the Russians were going for. They wanted to stir the sexual fantasies of the f**gots in your country by having them imagine the immense sexual pleasure that the ICBM will deliver when it penetrates your country.

  156. Stan says:

    “”China is offering every US colony an alternative civilizational model which is becoming increasingly attractive as the PRC is becoming more economically powerful and economically successful.”

    China’s alternative civilization model is to offer loans to countries for infrastructure development which require the countries to hire chinese companies for infrastructure projects. When the countries inevitably fail to repay the loans, China takes control of the hapless countries’ strategic assets at firesale prices.

    • Replies: @Druid
  157. @jilles dykstra

    I was really impressed by the book. Got in touch with its author and I can assure you he is a very competent and intelligent, serious historian. No wonder he never got tenure after publishing his book on Hitler!

  158. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Fatima Manoubia

    Fatima Manoubia says: “You have simply turned things up and have change the US by China is your comment as book case on exercise of projection……..It is you who are willing to embrace an opportunist who supports whatever nazi shit is needed so as you can recover a dozen of jobs, or continue extorting and looting the world, so as you can mantain your, clearly over the top, for the current state of the things at home, “style of life”.Continue living in wonderland….or going to see the wizard on TV….”

    Lady[ I assume], you have not been paying attention.

    I don’t support any government, anywhere – I’m an anarchist, you silly girl 🙂

    http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-worlds-biggest-most-dangerous-scam.html

    Regards, onebornfree

  159. Eventually, the South Koreans decided to take matters in their own hands, they opened a direct channel of communications with the North, and all the US sabre-rattling turned into nothing more than hot air.

    Which is exactly what Trump wanted, and got.

    Of 103 detected missiles, 71 were shot down by the Syrians.

    Nice propaganda, but the BDA photos told a far different story.

    we spent almost all of 2018 waiting for an Ukronazi attack on the Donbass which never happened.

    Yep. Your imagination played tricks on you again Saker. That same sick imagination that thinks there is a “Nazi Junta” someplace other than Moscow. Putin is the guy playing by Hitler’s book, not the Ukrainians.

    it was the Israeli hypostasis of the Empire which triggered a massive crisis when the Israelis hid their strike aircraft behind a Russian Il-20 large turboprop airliner resulting in the loss of the aircraft and crew.

    Funny how these things work. First the USSR and Now Putin’s version, trusted the Syrians and got burned. Russian forces showed the real source of the problem when they took over the missile sites. Another funny thing, the Israelis are still hitting inside Syria after the delivery of the advanced systems Putinist Russia said were coming to Syria. The Israelis are figuring out how to work around them, and teaching the US. Yeah, funny how that works.

    The rest of your screed is just that. Another exercise in stupidity from a man who shills for a country he won’t live in because living there would place his life in danger. Besides, Florida is much warmer and far more comfy. The “empire” has it’s perks, particularly for an amateur geopolitician that regularly shows just how much of an amateur he is.

    Trump is well aware he can’t just pull out precipitously because of the danger to the Kurds. The Kurds have been screwed enough by the incompetents that have gone before, and it’s time to stop it.

  160. Art says:
    @A123

    Putin certainly has to be concerned about turning over the S-300 system to Syrian control.

    Oh my – our Hasbara Howler is screeching out more lies (Say A123 – where is the rest of your troop?)

    To funny – everyone in the world knows that it is Netanyahu who fears the S-300’s in the hands of Syria – not Putin.

    The Big Jews at Hasbara Central have cut and paste lies all set up so that their defective thoughtless troop of monkeys can get on the internet and screech and howl – causing chaos.

    Of course, all the lies just make people madder and madder. The disrespect that the Jews have for everyone else is palpable. When someone gets in your face and lies and lies – you begin to have very bad thoughts about them – it is human nature.

    History repeats itself, once again – the Jews are on a path to self-destruction. Sad, but the JQ is on the table once more.

    Think Peace — Do No Harm — Art

    • Replies: @A123
  161. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reuben Kaspate

    It looks more like autoerotism than autocephalia , ukrowankers .

  162. Patricus says:

    Has anyone ever seen a Russian manufactured product? They are backward and not even credible for a nation of that population size. Great weapons systems. So they say. Bumbling bears.

    The Chinese will devour Russia.

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @NoseytheDuke
  163. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Once in Munich , a tourist guide told me that for a few years the British paid a big apartement in downtown Munich to a guy named Adolf Hitler who was trying to start in politics .

  164. Avery says:
    @Patricus

    {Great weapons systems. So they say. Bumbling bears.}

    Yep.

    And Russian propaganda outlets – like the http://www.independent.co.uk – keep repeating the discredited boast about the alleged Russian ‘Great weapons’.

    [Their army’s equipment and strategy was “outmoded”; their air force’s bombs and missiles were “more dumb than smart”; their navy was “more rust than ready”. For decades, this was Western military leaders’ view, steeped in condescension, of their Russian counterparts. What they have seen in Syria and Ukraine has come as a shock. ]*
    [Russian military jets have, at times, been carrying out more sorties in a day in Syria than the US-led coalition has done in a month. The Russian navy has launched ballistic missiles from the Caspian Sea 900 miles way, and kept supply lines going to Syria. ]*

    [The raid shocked foreign observers — not the least because the ships involved were so … tiny. “One of the biggest surprises for Russia-watchers was the small size of the ships that launched the missiles — 1,000-ton ships,” said Eric Wertheim, author of Combat Fleets of the World. “That’s really small.”
    According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the attacking ships were Dagestan, Grad Sviyazhsk, Veliky Ustyug, and Uglich. The latter three are Buyan-class missile boats, 203 feet long and displacing 950 tons of water. Dagestan is a 335-foot, 1,900-ton Gepard-class frigate. All four ships entered service in just the last few years.
    For perspective, bear in mind that the smallest U.S. Navy surface warship to possess an equivalent weapon, the Tomahawk cruise missile, is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer that’s 500 feet long and displaces 9,000 tons. And America’s Littoral Combat Ship frigates, which displace 3,000 tons, carry only small, short-range missiles.]**

    {The Chinese will devour Russia.}

    Others have tried to, quote, ‘devour Russia’: the results of the ill fated attempts are common knowledge.

    Not that China has _any_ reason to, quote, ‘devour’ Russia.
    A perennial wet-dream of warmongering Neocon crazies insane with bloodlust, well aware that their ability to invade and terrorize the world is gradually being checkmated by China and Russia in particular, and in desperation, fantasizing that Russian and China will clash.

    The reality is that it is far more likely that China and US will clash, since it is US that is spoiling for a fight with China by “showing the flag” close to China’s territorial waters, and injecting itself in regional conflicts in China’s periphery.
    ________________________________
    *
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/war-in-syria-russia-s-rustbucket-military-delivers-a-hi-tech-shock-to-west-and-israel-a6842711.html

    **
    https://theweek.com/articles/583294/tiny-russian-warship-just-shocked-world

    • Replies: @bluedog
    , @Patricus
  165. Anon[253] • Disclaimer says:

    So many trends but the essence of their origins and trajectories go misunderstood because of the Great Taboo. While not everything has to do with Jewish Power, the fact remains that whatever the US does has ripple effect on the rest of the world. US is at the center. And the Power that gets to throw stones into the center of the Pool is the Empire of Judea. People in the Dissident Right know it and say so. People in the Dissident Left know but would rather not say so. Too many are Jewish or fear the charge of ‘antisemitism’. Still, a growing number of people on the Dissident Left are at least voicing opposition to Zionist overreach in West Bank and the Middle East(via Neocon foreign policies).

    As for Establishment Conzos and Libby-dibs — these cartoon characters don’t even deserve to be called by the proper labels of ‘conservatives’ or ‘liberals’ — , some of them MUST know what is really happening and why, but they remain silent about Jewish power out of cynical careerism or slavish cuckism(as some people just love to worship and put out to the ultimate power like groupies to Rock stars and athletes).
    It used to be Jewish Power had its good side and bad side. But when a Power goes un-criticized, the bad side almost invariably overshadows the good side. The nature of power is to want more. It’s like nature of hunger is to eat more and more, leading to gluttony or over-eating beyond what is necessary and healthy. The nature of sex is to want more action, leading to lust and ‘sluttony’. The nature of self-interest is to become greedy as people want to have more and more. So, unless the natural drive isn’t countered by other drives, a sense of balance is lost. The excessive gains over the moderate.
    Generally, if there is balance in the world, it’s not because it is favored and enforced as an ideal. It is because it is met with counter-force and is thus unable to realize its most excessive ambitions. After the end of the Cold War, the US didn’t opt for balance of powers but strove to rule the world(mostly in service of narrow tribal agendas as Jews became the overlords of America). So, whatever world balance that had existed during the Cold War wasn’t due to the ideal of compromise but because the two superpowers were in a stalemate. It’s like Alexander the Great wanted to conquer all the world. He stopped only because his army just couldn’t go on anymore. More often that not, the prevailing balance, if such exists, is not the hallowed ideal but the result of compromise among various forces, none of which has been able to gain decisive supremacy. The reason why rabbits and deer don’t eat up all the forest and vegetation is not because they have an idealized appreciation of balance. They will go about multiplying and feeding to the fullest capacity. The natural balance is the result of predators keeping down the number of rabbits and deers. The natural balance isn’t achieved by internal will among organisms. All organisms seek to multiply, spread, and feed as much as possible. Total dominance of one organism is prevented by external counter-violence of other organisms.
    Granted, human organisms do have self-awareness and CAN rely on internal will to favor balance over excess. A man knows overeating leads to obesity and can control his appetite. And many people do regulate their drives. But then, many people don’t. And people who tend to be ambitious almost never know when to stop. They want to conquer and gain everything regardless of the consequences upon rest of humanity. ‘Enough’ is not in their vocabulary. Look at Amazon.com. It won’t stop growing because nothing stands in its maniacal drive to swallow all of retail. Same with Google. It wants to acquire more and more and control everything. Ideally, various companies should compete in all sectors. But it seems like Amazon is trying to swallow all of retail(and much else). And Google not only monopolizes the search engine and online video but is moving to take over other industries. And, payment monopoly in the online world means that one or two companies get to decide who gets to earn/spend money and who can’t.
    This is why the government exists to control monopolies because, by their very nature, monopolies are out-of-control leviathans. They became monopolies by swallowing up all competitors, and they won’t ever stop in trying to grab more and more of everything. But the current government does almost nothing about monopolies because there is such a comfy tribal, socio-cultural, and/or ideological amity between Big Industry and the Deep State. They all went to the same schools and scratch each other’s back. Also, in our post-religious age, they all share in the worship of the same neo-idols, such as MLK and Mandela, and the Holy Three(of Jews, Negroes, and Homos, the three sacred groups). Thus, they even feel sanctimonious about their piggish monopolization of power, privilege, and influence. They deserve it, of course, because they worship the Holy Homo and dole out lavish sums for ‘gay pride’ parades. And there is, of course, a Jewish ethnic element in this collusion. After all, many of the biggest players in high-tech, gambling, media/entertainment, pharma, finance, law firms & courts, elite academia, and the Deep State are Jews. One might think that Jews would feel that they got more than enough as the 2% that owns something close to 50% of the wealth in the US. But no, they are like the Max character in ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA. They must have more and more. The world is ruled by gangsters.

    [MORE]

    In the past, such Jewish ambitions would have been pushed back and checked by various counter-forces in politics, the economy, the church, and various institutions. Jewish force was met with counter-force, and this required Jews to be somewhat mindful and try to put forth a positive image of themselves. There was some pressure on Jews to favor the good Jews or nobler Jews over the worst kinds of Jews. The worst Jews always existed, just like scum exists among all groups. But because of the pressures of ‘antisemitism’, the good Jews felt they had to do something to restrain some of the worst elements of their kind. After all, if bad Jews got out of control, then even good goyim will unleash the bad goyim to go after the Jews, in the melee hurting good Jews along with bad Jews. So, the bad Jews were always there but usually on a leash. But ever since Shoah became the quasi-religion of the West, Jews became the Holy Holocaust people, and just about any criticism of Jewish behavior, no matter how despicable, came to be regarded as ‘rabid’ and ‘virulent’. So, the traditional goy critics of bad Jewish behavior either clammed up or were shut down. Still, there was the chance that good Jews could go on clamping down on the bad Jews, but as bad Jews cooked up ever more schemes to rake in tons of money for the Jewish community and advantage Zionism over its rivals — through gambling, pornography, drugs, financial theft, media propaganda, warmongering, and etc — , even good Jews became less and less critical of bad Jews. Bad Jews may be bad, but they sure know how to get things done and fast too. Before his downfall, Bernie Madoff made some serious money for his Jewish clientele; the good Jews couldn’t get enough from bad Jew Madoff. Bad Jews among the Neocons and Liberal Zionists got the US to destroy entire nations perceived to be rivals of Israel. And Jewish control of gambling sent billions and billions into Jewish coffers. And the Sackler family sure made a killing with opioids. And monopoly capitalism allowed Jews to take over entire sectors of the internet via the close cooperation between Jewish-dominated finance and Jewish entrepreneurs. While guys like Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin are obviously super-smart, they wouldn’t have so easily attracted financial backing if they weren’t Jewish. We know that people with wrong identity or ideology are willfully targeted by the System for exclusion. And so, over time, bad Jews grew out of control and pretty much came to define the essence of Jewish Power as it went about spreading more wars, degeneracy, addiction, lies and propaganda, invasion of the West by the Third World, and etc. The mass media that pushes Russia Collusion nonsense for over 2 yrs is truly chutzpah on steroids. In other words, Jewish power got cancerous. But it’s actually worse because the prevailing PC tells us that we must admire, praise, and defend this Jewish GLOBlastoma as healthiest and holiest wonder in the world. Imagine that, the very power that is most responsible for the world’s biggest crises is supposed to be most prized and protected. And yet, people can’t help but notice its ill-effects in every corner of the world. People do notice the symptoms and report on them. The problem is they can never associate all those signs of sickness with the main source, the Jewish globo-homo cancer in America, the center of the world that takes orders from the cancerous worldwide network of the Empire of Judea. So, most people in media and academia just blame Russia, Iran, Assad, Putin, China, North Korea, Palestinians, ‘white supremacists’, populism, the ‘far right’, ‘xenophobia’, and etc. when, if anything, the aforementioned are, more often than not, victims of or reactors to Jewish supremacist moves toward hegemony. It’s probably the case that Jews in media/academia peddle BS to protect the Tribe, but what about goyim? Are they hapless tools or eager dupes of Jewish Power? Either way, they are a pathetic lot.

    Imagine a world where people are told by doctors that there is nothing more healthy and wonderful than cancer. Indeed, the official message says all people should aspire to get cancer, and once they get it, they must make sure it spreads faster because having cancer makes you healthier. Cancer has healing powers, almost like a miracle. So, never entertain negative thoughts about cancer. It is good, and you better believe it or else you are soul-sick anti-cancerite.
    But what happens as the cancer spreads? It obviously leads to a host of health issues that get worse by the day. So, you notice the worsening condition and go to the doctor. He agrees that those are illnesses and something must be done. He offers you all sorts of drugs and treatments, BUT he never says that your ailments have anything to do with cancer. If anything, he tells you that you should feel so lucky to have cancer because, without it, you’d be sicker than you already are. So, the main reason you have a good chance of recovery is because you have miraculous cancer inside of you that does everything to keep you healthy and fight off disease.
    Of course, it is the Cancer that is really causing the other illnesses. Cancer is the source of the other problems. And it is total quackery to say that cancer is wonderful and has NOTHING to do with the sickness. One thing for sure, if the quackery continues and if the doctor and the patient carry on with the charade that the cancer is the cure than the cause of the worsening condition, the patient is doomed. Quackery always kills.

    Now, anything can become cancerous. Germans grew cancerous with Nazism, which overwhelmed what was good about Germany and made all of Germany serve a great evil, leading to WWII and deaths of tens of millions. And today, it appears the bad Jews have gained over the good Jews, and the Jewish cancer is spreading rapidly all over. But most people say nothing because PC has instilled them with irrational quasi-spiritual feelings about Jews(ALL Jews) as Holy Holocaust people, the implication being that noticing anything bad about Jews is a form of soul-disease called ‘antisemitism’.
    In fact, both Antisemitism and Philosemitism can become out-of-control cancerous. Nazism was antisemitism gone cancerous. It went way beyond calling out on bad Jews. Its ideological quackery said that even good Jews are bad Jews and that the pathological Hitler-Himmler Cancer is the best cure for Germany and all the world. While radical cancerous Antisemitism can do great harm, so can cancerous Philosemitism. Now, excessive Philosemitism wouldn’t matter if Jews were a dumb, weak, and powerless people. I mean, what harm could come to the world if all of humanity were to excessively fawn over Eskimos, Tibetans, or fat native Hawaiians? Unlike those insignificant folks, Jews are a great people(like the Germans once were) and capable of much good and much evil. And because of their greatness, when they go bad, they can blanket the entire world with tremendous evil. It’s like, when a massive volcano blows up, its ashes and toxins affect vast expanses of land and sea. Jewish Power has grown monstrous and cancerous, but PC Narrative tells us to forever see Jews as a bunch of Anne Franks and emaciated survivors straggling out of Death Camps at the end of WWII. The effect is the Jewish cancer only gets more out-of-control as the logic of cancer is to spread faster and further. The more we carry on with the philosemitic charade, the cancer will accelerate. And then, it will finally reach a stage when it will destroy humanity and the world because cancer always ultimately kills. Or, if people finally and properly diagnose the cancer as a disease when it’s too late, their anger may be such that their solution might be something like radical surgery and heavy-duty chemo & radiation treatment, in which case Jews and goyim will suffer greatly, even if they survive.

    We must call a cancer a cancer. This doesn’t mean that Jews or Jewishness per se are cancers. Any people, any ideology, or any movement can become cancerous, whereupon the ‘bad cells’ are no longer contained by the ‘good cells’ and just spread and run wild, overtaking the ‘good cells’ that become helpless to stop the rampage of the ‘bad cells’. In the end, even the ‘good cells’ just come to support a sick system that has effectively been overtaken by the ‘bad cells’. Current Jewish Power is obviously one where the Bad Jews have taken control over the farm. Sure, there are Good Jews like Stephen Cohen and Oliver Stone who call out on the madness of the current Jewish-driven anti-Russian policy, but two swallows don’t make a summer.

    It is bad enough to ignore cancer, but it’s far worse to elevate cancer to the status of good health. Bad Jews stole the mantle of Shoah and put on Anne Frank masks to carry out one heist after another against the wealth and health of nations. The US media was never trustworthy, but today’s mainstream news are more surreal than Soviet propaganda during the Cold War. And the current hysteria about Russia makes people like Joe McCarthy seem downright sober. At the very least, Soviet Espionage in the 40s and 50s was a fact. Signs of Jewish perfidy were evident all throughout the Cold War. After all, one of the great canards of the Cold War era was that anti-communism or ‘Red Scare’ was mostly unfounded hysteria and paranoia about noble ‘progressives’ as champions of civil liberties and freedom. In fact, the leftists of the 40s and 50s were apologists of Stalinism, supported the Iron Curtain, and were ruthless in silencing renegades in their own circle. They invoked ‘free speech’ and ‘constitutional rights’ only because they got caught red-handed as either spies or members of the Communist Party. The fact that such a big lie was pushed on the public during the Cold War indicates that there was a cancer growing in the Jewish community long before Jews gained dominant power in the US. Still, prior to the 1990s, there were still enough counter-forces(even among Jews) that prevented the worst elements of Jewish Power from getting totally out of control. But since the 1990s, Jewish power in finance, gambling, high-tech, big pharma, law firms, and etc PLUS the Holy Holocaust Cult made it possible for Jews to do as they pleased(even to excess) while being seen by the world as the saintly hapless innocents in SCHINDLER’S LIST. The very people who were swallowing up the world came to be fawned upon as the weakest of the weak. Even as Jews were building new casinos and banks(and looting the economy of Russia), they were also erecting the Holocaust Museum in the Mall and filling billions of minds around the world with the new genre of the Holocaust Movie. The Holocaust became an effective hologramic moral shield for Jewish Power as it penetrated into every corner of the globe for opportunities to plunder nations and peoples.

    While it’d be wrong to say Jews = cancer, we need to call it like it is when the power of a particular group grows cancerous. And it is all the more important when that group happens to be powerful. And it is deadly important when that group happens to be the MOST powerful and holds the world in its palms. Jewish Power has grown cancerous. New York Times, the premier mouthpiece of Jewish globalist supremacist power, puts forth a sack of shit like Thomas Friedman as some wise worldly sage. If anything, Friedman is a tribal-supremacist who even supports ISIS tearing Syria apart as long as it serves Israel. He is a total cretin hiding behind highfalutin talk. So, even as we can agree that no particular people = cancer, we can acknowledge that any people/power can grow cancerous… just like any individual can go from health to cancer. An individual grows cancerous when the bad cells gain over the good cells. And a people/power grow cancerous when the good(or at least better or saner) members can no longer hold back the radical and/or criminal impulses of the bad(or worse or crazier) members. Good Jews made a fatal mistake when, push come to shove, they stuck with Bad Jews than with Good Goyim. Even as Jews urged upon Good Goyim to reject Bad Goyim, they prioritized the union of all Jews, even evil and crazy ones. Notice how most Jews got together to get Jonathan Pollard sprung from prison even though his betrayal led to the deaths of hundreds of people. Just like it makes no sense to speak of good cells and bad cells in a person in whom cancer has taken over — existing good cells have become powerless to stop the spread of bad cells –, it is becoming meaningless to speak of Good Jews and Bad Jews because both are now so joined at the hip. After all, if the Good works with the Bad, the Good also becomes the Bad by enabling the Bad. A cop who works with crooks becomes a crook himself despite his badge as officer of the law. Granted, there are a few hopeful signs that some Jews are trying to restore some measure of goodness. The NBC journalist who resigned in protest is one such Jew.

  166. hunor says:
    @Mike Garrett

    Why don’t you lecture your fellow Americans ? ” Yoo Yoo Yoo yo now wat im cayin”.

  167. peterAUS says:
    @Quartermaster

    Putin is the guy playing by Hitler’s book….

    Haha….like “decisive action against perceived racial enemies”?
    If only.

    a man who shills for a country he won’t live in because living there would place his life in danger. Besides, Florida is much warmer and far more comfy.

    Don’t say.

    As for:

    Trump is well aware he can’t just pull out precipitously because of the danger to the Kurds. The Kurds have been screwed enough by the incompetents that have gone before, and it’s time to stop it.

    Ah. …”it’s time to stop it”……..
    Now, how to do that will be …boring to watch actually, because it simply won’t happen during Trump’s presence in the White House.

  168. @jilles dykstra

    Of course the world leader of more than half a century has (some) responsibility for anything that went wrong in the past.

    Oh, man. So: I’ll counter: No, you, personally, are responsible for anything that went wrong in the past. Prove it isn’t so.

    Or, to take Dykstra’s point: one human life has infinite value. According the Cantor, infinity plus infinity equals infinity (if the infinities are of the the same order). Therefore, one human life has the same value as all human lives. Therefore the US is as guilty as if it had killed all humans and further there is not distinction between accidental homicide and murder 1, because any number times infinity equals infinity.

    By that logic, somebody who has killed several tens of millions of people has no more guilt than a person who killed another in a traffic accident because he missed checking his blind spot. And, given the “fractional guilt” and “original sin” concept, if any of your ancestors committed negligent homicide, then you are guilty of killing the entire population of the world.

    So: Since one of your ancestors from the dawn of time must have committed negligent homicide you, personally, are guilty of killing the entire population of the world. Prove it isn’t so.

    Or, better yet, don’t waste your time. You’re not looking like young warriors here, you’re looking like something quite different. Can you understand why nobody wants to talk to you?

    End of conversation. Bother somebody else.

    Counterinsurgency

  169. roonaldo says:

    Here in the U.S., I’m afraid that we will never be free until (modifying a saying of Diderot) “the last neocon is strangled with the entrails of the last neoliberal.”

    • Agree: By-tor
  170. @Patricus

    I can remember when it was possible to see US products for sale just about everywhere, and they were pretty good too. That was quite a long time ago though, and if you look closely you’ll see that just about everything for sale now in the US is either made in China or some other low-wage nation.

    Chest-thumping of the nature of yours usually only results in self bruising.

    • Replies: @Druid
  171. @Anon

    Before his downfall, Bernie Madoff made some serious money for his Jewish clientele; the good Jews couldn’t get enough from bad Jew Madoff.

    You do understand how Ponzi schemes work, right?

  172. peterAUS says:
    @Anon

    Long comment.

    Some good points, I guess, as:

    But when a Power goes un-criticized, the bad side almost invariably overshadows the good side. The nature of power is to want more. It’s like nature of hunger is to eat more and more, leading to gluttony or over-eating beyond what is necessary and healthy. The nature of sex is to want more action, leading to lust and ‘sluttony’. The nature of self-interest is to become greedy as people want to have more and more. So, unless the natural drive isn’t countered by other drives, a sense of balance is lost. The excessive gains over the moderate.

    Generally, if there is balance in the world, it’s not because it is favored and enforced as an ideal. It is because it is met with counter-force and is thus unable to realize its most excessive ambitions.
    More often that not, the prevailing balance, if such exists, is not the hallowed ideal but the result of compromise among various forces, none of which has been able to gain decisive supremacy.

    …people who tend to be ambitious almost never know when to stop. They want to conquer and gain everything regardless of the consequences upon rest of humanity. ‘Enough’ is not in their vocabulary.

    ….they even feel sanctimonious about their piggish monopolization of power, privilege, and influence.

    ….oday’s mainstream news are more surreal than Soviet propaganda during the Cold War.

  173. bluedog says:
    @Quartermaster

    Oh come on you can’t really be that stupid,we repeat after me we couldn’t give a rats ass about the Kurd’s or anyone else ,and history is full of those we have used while they were useful that is, and then threw them to the dogs when it became convenient ….

  174. bluedog says:
    @Avery

    Amen brother well stated…

  175. @jilles dykstra

    Nowhere any indication that GB and the USA brought Hitler to power, unable even to imagine a motive.

    Jiles, have you read Sutton? I wish I could give you a quick summary, but it’s been so long that I’d have to read them again.

    Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler and Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution both by Anthony C. Sutton

    http://www.voltairenet.org/IMG/pdf/Sutton_Wall_Street_and_Hitler.pdf
    http://www.voltairenet.org/IMG/pdf/Sutton_Wall_Street_and_the_bolshevik_revolution-5.pdf

    If you’re not interested in reading the books, here’s a link to a short interview with him.

    Anthony Sutton On ‘Skull & Bones,’ US Banks Financing Hitler, & ‘Trance-Formation’
    https://rense.com/politics6/skull.htm

    PS: As for motive, I’ve learned not to expect any rational ones. We’re dealing with extremely wealthy crackpots in positions of power. Here’s what Sutton says in the interview.:

    Anthony Sutton On ‘Skull & Bones,’ US Banks Financing Hitler, & ‘Trance-Formation’
    https://rense.com/politics6/skull.htm

    I felt then (as I do now) that these “prominent” men are really immature juveniles at heart. The horrible reality is that these little boys have been dominant in their influence in world affairs.

    I would add that they appear to be very narcissistic psychopaths and world class mediocrities as well

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  176. @jilles dykstra

    I think all three of us (you , Saker, and I) would agree on that and it’s really sad. Pathetic.

  177. Quick summary: nothing much happened in 2018, nothing changed. Long-term trends continued, but they will take quite a few years to create serious changes on the geopolitical chessboard.

    • Replies: @Erebus
  178. @Quartermaster

    ‘… The Kurds have been screwed enough by the incompetents that have gone before, and it’s time to stop it.’

    Everybody who allies themselves with Israel gets screwed. Ask the Maronite Chritians about that.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  179. Uncle Sam says:
    @bob sykes

    No doubt about it. In the next decade we will see a civil war in America based on racial and ideological lines. White America will turn on both Black America and Jewish America. It will not be pretty. And if history is any indication, a right wing strong man will take power, which will put these minorities in even greater peril.

  180. @Colin Wright

    You could even just ask an American taxpayer.

  181. Miro23 says:
    @Anon

    That’s an interesting commentary that I mostly agree with, but it understates the push back.

    In the Zio-world, the election of Trump was an impossibility. He was never meant to be the Republican candidate, and it was unimaginable that he would go on to beat Hillary and become President.

    Once he was there, he was effectively neutralized (blackmailed?), but the worrying fact is that the electorate (US public) faced off the massed force of the (Jewish) MSM, the administration and the Deep State. And it’s not only happening in the US.

    Looking elsewhere in the West, there was/is rising nationalism (implying rejection of economic and cultural globalization). In other words, the Zio-Glob is in trouble.

    The conclusion seems to be, that events are forcing the hand of the Zionist activists, and IMO, the only way that they can stabilize the situation is to make a grab for absolute power in the US (and directly liquidate their opponents) the same as their Bolshevik brothers did in Russia in 1917.

    The implication here is some kind of coup.

    Either the Zionists and their globalist corporate allies take absolute power in the US (and force it onto Europe/GB/Canada/S.America/Australia/NZ) or they are defeated, destroyed and expelled. Either way it’s big trouble, probably starting soon with a second Zionist coup attempt (IMO 9/11 was the first – which failed).

    • Agree: Ilyana_Rozumova
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  182. @Miro23

    You have some valid points, but 9/11 succeeded: Islamists were duly blamed for it, and the US embarked on the first in the long series of ME wars. Afghanistan is still partially under US occupation, but the US spent their more years than the Soviets, at least 10 times more money, and has nothing to show for it (for the Americans, that is, not for Israel).

    • Replies: @Miro23
  183. Druid says:
    @A123

    It’s been proven without doubt that Ziofascists used Palestinian children as human shields strapped on their tanks when attacking Gaza. You’re a punk, troll and a Zionazi obfuscator, as most of your ilk!

  184. Druid says:
    @Anonnu

    Nobody should be destroyed for their beliefs. It’s personal, and should stay that way.

    • Replies: @Anonnu
  185. Druid says:
    @bluedog

    Wars for Israel by Jew neocons!

  186. @jilles dykstra

    Come off! Four million dead American soldiers I would not call minor casualties.
    Germany had seven million overall dead, and I would guess that only three million were soldiers.
    If that is so US casualties were more numerous than Germans.

    • Replies: @Druid
    , @Erebus
    , @jilles dykstra
  187. @Quartermaster

    Your quote:
    Florida is much warmer and far more comfy.

    Obviously you have seen Florida only on the map.

    You wake up there, than you pray all morning for the rain.
    The rain comes around noon and than it is bearable. Luckily rain last about an hour snd than you can go out.

  188. Druid says:
    @Cyrano

    Idiot, pay attention. It was the Jews and their hatred of anything white and goy!

    • Replies: @Cyrano
  189. @Anon

    Such a long comment. In the Monty Python Meaning of Life it was summarized in one scene.

  190. Druid says:
    @Stan

    Sounds just like the IMF

  191. Druid says:
    @Quartermaster

    Reading you always reminds of the idiot you are!

  192. Druid says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    Growing up in South Africa in the 60/70s I remember made in America was synonymous with quality. That was when the Japanese were early in mass production and their products were still not as good

  193. Druid says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    I understand total was 12M Germans

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  194. Sean says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    All domestically politically motivated crap though. American surveillance ans resources are focused on Afghanistan ect,, so what Russia merely is tidying up in its backyard and has nukes hidden in its frozen forests, zzzz. Meanwhile the Chinese are actually achieving things

  195. Sean says:
    @ploni almoni

    Have you heard of the US’s pivot to China?

  196. Anonnu says:
    @Druid

    Christcuck

    http://web.archive.org/web/20160304070043/Mosmaiorum.org/persecution_list.html

    Abrahamics have done & continue to do just that, so your cowardice enables the continuation of the genocide.

    Bearing oppression is a greater sin than committing it – Guru Gobind Singh

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ।।ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ।।

    • Replies: @anonymous
  197. Cyrano says:
    @Druid

    That trope about Jews being responsible for everything only makes sense to a constipated bag full of s*it like you. Multiculturalism is an Anglo invention with only one objective – to save money. It’s all about money for them. They are ready to destroy their civilization to save few bucks. Don’t you understand, you lobotomized propaganda freak? Jews, my a**.

    In any case, even if that was true, if you allowed few hundred thousand Jews to run every aspect of you lives – then you are morons and you deserve it. But unfortunately is not like that. Your elites set up the degenerate rules, the Jews are only beating them at their own game. You are just full of hatred for them, because they are better players at the game that you moronic elites invented. Live with it.

    The idea of multiculturalism was simple: Real socialism costs money – it implies reaching into the pockets of the degenerates and sharing little bit with the brain washed retards. Cheaper solution – fake that you are “socialists” by importing hordes of 3rd world immigrants. Won’t cost a buck the rich degenerates – so they are safe in the short term. In the long run, it will destroy everything, but the degenerates lack the brain power to see the long term consequences. It’s your elites fault, not the Jews, but don’t listen to me, keep on voting – you’ll fix everything that way. Your input into democracy is invaluable, you f**king retard.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
    , @FB
  198. Patricus says:
    @Avery

    Apologies to all Russians for my diminishing comments. I know the Russians/Soviets fought heroically against the Germans and that they also had many innovative weapons, and eight times more tanks than the Germans. The have continued to be innovators.

    China is a different story. They have ten times the population and economy. The German population was a fraction of the Soviet Union’s. Russian economic production is about equal to Italy’s. In addition the Chinese would have a logical interest in the great natural resources of Russian territories. Overwhelming industrial might, and the ability to sustain production, determines winners in military confrontations. The Chinese probably have a qualitative dominance as well, or they are close to it. A threat of mutual nuclear suicide could be an empty one for the Russians. Would a Christian people sacrifice their population and civilization? The US has no likely reason to invade Russia. We have the same limitless resources and there is little in Russia that would be useful for the US. In the long run China is a much greater threat to Russia.

  199. Erebus says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Ah, Bezrosumova, you added an order of magnitude to American military deaths. It was closer to 400k, on par with the UK, and lower than UK’s if one includes militarily caused civilian deaths.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  200. @jacques sheete

    I did read and have
    Antony C. Sutton, ´Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution’, 1974 New Rochelle, N.Y.
    A convincing book, the motive is clear.

    Also have
    James & Suzanne Pool, ‘Who financed Hitler’, New York, 1978
    Absolute rubbish, in my opinion.
    The problem with foreign banks financing Hitler is that nowhere ever I found any indication that they did, and I’m unable to even to imagine a motive.

    On top of that
    Otto Wagener, ‘Hitler aus nächster Nähe, Aufzeichnungen eines Vertrauten 1929-1932, Hrsg. Henry A. Turner’, 1987, Kiel, ISBN 3-88741-129-3
    Hjalmar Schacht, ´76 Jahre meines Lebens’, Bad Wörishofen, 1953
    and other books make clear that Hitler’s party was short of money all the time, sometimes Hitler could not even pay his hotel bill during election campaigns, on the other hand how Schacht resurrected Germany economically by clever use of Keynesian financing.

    Schacht also introduced barter agreements with other countries, making bankers furious, a banker sells loans. With barter there is no loan to sell.
    So on the one hand, no need to finance, on the other, no indication whatsoever that it happened.

    The book of Wagener is funny in this respect, how Göring received him in his Berlin house, decorated to impress German industrialists.
    Very interesting book, Wagener’s, Turner checked anything he could in what Wagener wrote about his years with Hitler.

    That prominent men (and women, such as Merkel), can do very stupid things we agree.
    However, in this case, with speculator Bernard Baruch in my opinion the main instigator of WWII, the war primarily against antisemitic Germany, cannot imagine that Baruch, with FDR, Frankfurter and Brandeis would have allowed financing of Germany, strenghtening the enemy.

    One more thing
    Alice Teichowa, ‘An economic background to Munich, International business and Chechoslovakia, 1918- 1938’, London 1974
    shows how after the artificial state Tsjechoslovakia was created the profits of the Habsburg mines and industry were diverted from Germany to GB.
    Also contrary to the idea that international business wanted to finance Hitler.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  201. @jilles dykstra

    There is also, I have the books
    David E. Kaiser, ‘Economic Diplomacy and the Origins of the Second World War; Germany, Britain, France, and Eastern Europe; 1930-1939’ Princeton, New Jersey, 1980
    Moulton, Edwards, Magee, Lewis, ‘Capital expansion, employment and economic stability’, Washington, 1940
    Harold G. Moulton and Leo Pasvolsky, ‘War debts and world prosperity’, 1932, New York, Brookings Institution
    It is a long time ago since I read the books, but I’m quite sure that if there was anything in these books about USA banks financing Hitler, I would not have forgotten it.

  202. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    German deaths: eleven million on a population of some 44 million.
    A figure nobody wants to hear, the British historian Charmley mentions nine million.
    He does not give a specifification, suppose his figure is just deaths during WWII, I add one million Germans who died of hunger and cold etc, after 1945, the allies gave the Germans less food than the concentration camp inmates got
    And I add one million POW’skilled by hunger too, by Eisenhower and De Gaulle.

    The Eisenhower DeGaulle genocide of course is denied, alas there is enough supporting evidence in books other than
    James Bacque, ´Der geplante Tod, Deutsche Kriegsgefangene in amerikanischen und französischen Lagern 1945 – 1946, Frankfurt/M, 1989, 1994 (Other losses, Toronto, 1989)
    for example in
    Günter Grass, ‘Beim Häuten der Zwiebel’, München 2008
    and in Lindbergh’s Diaries.

    • Replies: @byrresheim
  203. Biff says:
    @Mike Garrett

    The only that’s worse than cockroaches, and fleas are grammarnazis. Blow me!

  204. @macilrae

    I hugely doubt you really believe what you’re saying.

    You might be mistaken in that respect, sir.

    So sad.

  205. @Quartermaster

    Putin is the guy playing by Hitler’s book, not the Ukrainians.

    Not even the Führer and Reichskanzler himself played by “Hitler’s book”, and there is no excuse for not knowing this in 2019.

    The truth doesn’t make Hitler a saint, but the truth does make his adversaries look a lot less saintly – and you are intelligent enough to know this and therefore not automatically refer to him in case you dislike someone’s policies.

  206. @jilles dykstra

    Thank you for mentioning these uncomfortable facts.

    Every day is a good day to remind those sacrificial-lamb-Russians that at least a third, on numerous occasions rather two thirds, of the red-army-soldiers who were killed in that war fell victims to murderous incompetence on the part of their leadership.

    An egregious examples is the very last major battle of the second war against Germany, Halbe. German troops fleeing after the fall of Berlin ended up in a monstrous traffic jam surrounded by experienced red army troops – and the red army managed to make a catastrophe for itself out of what should have amounted to shooting fish in a barrel.

    Don’t get me started with the Soviet’s criminal treatment of their soldiers liberated from the inhumane conditions in German POW camps.

    It is high time patriotic Russians came to terms with the less savoury facts of their recent history. That might make it a bit more difficult for the Anglo imperialists to manipulate Eastern European nations against Russia.

    One despairs in the face of so much self-righteousness where a bit of collective bad conscience might work wonders in the perception of others, especially immediate neighbours.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  207. APilgrim says:

    they include the Khashoggi fiasco

    “6) Various smaller defeats: too many to count, but they include the Khashoggi fiasco, the failure of the war in Yemen, the failure of the war in Afghanistan, the failure of the war in Iraq, the failure to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela, and the gradual loss of control over an increasing number of EU countries (Italy), Nikki Haley’s ridiculous antics at the UNSC, the inability to gather up the intellectual resources needed to have a real, productive, meeting with Vladimir Putin, the disastrous commercial war with China, etc.”

    Repeat: “Text messages between Khashoggi and Maggie Mitchell Salem, an executive at Qatar Foundation International and a former State Department official during the Clinton presidency, show she “at times shaped the columns he submitted to The Washington Post, proposing topics, drafting material and prodding him to take a harder line against the Saudi government.”

  208. @onebornfree

    The single thing that made WW I so deadly was the new weapons. Cheap steel and nitrogen chemistry explosives made weapons much more deadly than those of the Napoleonic wars. The Franco-Prussian war (AD 1870, 44 years before 1914) were attributed to French disorganization, and didn’t show the full effect of AD 1910 firepower. There were some harbingers, Battle of Omdurman (AD 1898), the assault on Russian fortifications by Japanese troops during the siege of Port Arthur (AD 1904-1905), but nobody quite understood how deadly fire had become. Not even Kitchner, who had commanded at Omdurman. Moreover, neither harbringer had involved heavy artillery, which proved the biggest troop killer of WW I.
    On top of that, the logistics were new, as were the civil economies that supplied the logistic effort. Napoleonic wars had lacked railroads and industrialization in addition to lacking steel and nitrogen chemistry.

    Further, the political leaders had bright and shiny new things (referred to above) which (a) attracted votes and donations and coalition members and which (b) they had been assured were not only harmless but actually good for European society. The general belief back then was that warfare stimulated creativity, shook out obsolete social functions as beating a rug shakes out dust, and several like themes.

    So the new leaders tried out the shiny things, which worked about as well for them as the tercios did during the 30 years war: mass destruction of their societies.

    Well, win some, lose some. Past is Prolog (or maybe Fortran) and all that. But isn’t the leadership of China today in about the same situation a the leadership of Europe in 1910? They’ve been successful in what they regard as a destructive conflict with the West, they have quite a few shiny new military things and the logistics to support them, they point to these new things to gain political support. Moreover, China has a serious strategic problem — lack of autarchy and vulnerable sea lanes. It would be very easy for China’s leadership to get in over its head, as the European leadership did, and pull the rest of the world down with them.

    And that’s the fundamental problem.

    Counterinsurgency

  209. @Counterinsurgency

    WWI one just was the machine gun war.

  210. @Druid

    There was considerable number of volunteers in German Army from different nations of Europe, particularly in Waffen SS.
    As an example when Reagan did visit Germany he went to some cemetery and some names were publicized in news. One name did hit my eye. It was Chrenko, The family did live in the house two streets away from ours. They did loose Father in the war.

  211. @Cyrano

    You are walking in deep fog.

    • Replies: @Cyrano
  212. @Patricus

    Fought heroically.
    Wonder where you got that.
    Driven into death by their officers, cruel sadists, cowards, rapists, massacring their own people, machine gunning fleeing German civilians from low flying fighters ?
    So intent on getting drunk that the Germans did not destroy their warehouses when retreating, USSR soldiers that should have attacked them were three days out of action, drunk.
    Innovative weapons, what ?
    The Stalin organ ? Primitive rockets, that Hamas still uses.
    Even the son of Stalin surrendered to the Germans.
    I can specify the literature, but it seems a waste with you.
    The USSR indeed produced lots of mediocre tanks.
    The USSR was not even capable of producing armor piercing bullets.

  213. @Erebus

    Looks that you are counting only Europe, and you did forget the Far East.

    • Replies: @Erebus
  214. @byrresheim

    It is high time patriotic Russians came to terms with the less savoury facts of their recent history.

    ‘Already’ in 1990 Putin finally acknowledged Katyn, known to the allies, Red Cross investigation, since approx 1942.
    See for a gulag description
    Colin Thubron, ‘In Siberia’, Londen, 1999
    Horrible.
    Or read on how Stalin deported the Crimean Tartars to Siberia.
    Very few survived.

  215. Erebus says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Long-term trends continued, but they will take quite a few years to create serious changes on the geopolitical chessboard.

    A relatively new trend that came to dominate the times is Trump’s continuing to cause/expose/exacerbate dislocations in the “accepted world order”, business as usual within Washington, and through America’s body politic. From pullouts, to shutdowns, to walls, to trade wars, to partisan politics, to socio-political issues, to goading the MSM into apoplexy, great disorders have been unleashed on all Imperial fronts at home and abroad.

    By design, or by accident, whether he’s a “populist”, just playing a role, a blundering fool, a reluctant hero, or a strategic genius in a clown suit, he’s been a one-man wrecking ball laying waste to the Imperial Presidency and all it surveys for 2 years now, and shows signs of speeding things up.

    There can be no doubt in anyone’s mind that this President ain’t like the others. Another 2 years (if he gets there, of course), and any successor will find it all but impossible to put Humpty Dumpty back together. He’s probably irreparably broken already. The presidency, the accepted world order, domestic US politics, and its social compact will never be the same again.

    I don’t quite know what to make of it all, but the ground is willy-nilly getting cleared for the “serious changes on the geopolitical chessboard” that are coming.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  216. Erebus says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Nope.
    About 400k from all causes, about 300k in battle.
    Numbers incl other nationalities (eg Philippines) that fought under American command.
    Total, all theatres. European theatre was under 200k (iirc)

  217. Cyrano says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    I don’t think so. As the Who used to say: I can see for miles and miles. When it comes to greed, the Anglo elites can put the Jews to shame. Only one big difference: the Jews are smarter.

    I envy the Anglos, though, I envy them that they have those domestic dummies to whom they can tell almost any lie and get away with it. But there is downside to that: The Anglo elites have gotten so good at lying, they now moved on to the next challenge – lying to themselves.

    Just couple of decades ago – they managed to convince themselves that moving few factories to China is not a big deal, there is no way that that will make China rich. They thought: “We are just going to exploit the Chinese, the same way we are exploiting those domestic dummies”.

    How did the elites got away with that big fat lie to themselves? Again, it was easy – because they had to lie to stupid – themselves. It’s not difficult to lie to stupid – whoever they might be.

    By running decades long propaganda at home, the elites have not only managed to lower the intelligence of their working class, they lowered their own intelligence. Have you noticed how their lies are becoming stupider and stupider? The same way their domestic dummies believe that it’s all Jews fault, the same way their little bit more “sophisticated” elites believe that it’s all Russia’s fault. Neither of them are even within the ballpark of the truth.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  218. Miro23 says:
    @AnonFromTN

    When you go deeper into the 9/11, there were indications that the new department Homeland Security (headed by Zionist Michael Chertoff) had a special role to play along with the rest of the US security apparatus with its strategically placed Zionists.

    The implication is some kind of “National Emergency”, suspending Democracy and activating the Reagan era COG (Continuity of Government) legislation. 9/11 was also supposed to include an attack on Iran and there were the strange happenings in Florida on the morning of 9/11 involving a possible assassination attempt on President Bush.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  219. @Erebus

    I think you are giving Trump too much credit. He is different from others in that his election was to a large extent a protest vote, as he appeared not to be a choice of Deep State. However, two years of his presidency do not inspire confidence.

    As to Humpty Dumpty, the first crack in it was made by Clinton’s illegal interference in Bosnia and equally illegal bombing of Serbia. Many more cracks were then added by Bush Jr and Obama. So, Trump got Humpty Dumpty heavily cracked, and keeps adding more cracks, not necessarily by choice.

    My point was that the mills of god grind slowly. I do agree that they grind exceedingly fine.

  220. @jilles dykstra

    Fact is, the USSR defeated Japanese troops twice before the war with Germany started. Scared them so much that they found one excuse after another to avoid attacking the USSR despite numerous Hitler’s demands. Then the USSR defeated Germany, which had the best army in Europe at the time. Then it proceeded to annihilate Japanese Kwantung army in Manchuria. To put it mildly, something does not gibe.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  221. @Miro23

    Regarding your last point, there was a joke at the time in the US:
    – What happens if Cheney dies?
    – Bush becomes president.

  222. @jilles dykstra

    You keep inventing things.
    Stalin’s son did not surrendered to Germans.
    His plane was shut down and he was captured by Germans.
    And here is the most important thing.
    Once Germans were retreating in panic The front lines of Russian army were staffed by less civilized brown people, Only motorized units were Russians. (I have seen them with my own eyes.)

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @anonymous
  223. A123 says:
    @Art

    Art the Taqiyya Troll returns with his lies and false accusations.

    When are you going to give up?

    Your obvious deception has been exposed and no one believes you.

    • Replies: @anoanon
  224. Erebus says:

    I think you are giving Trump too much credit.

    I don’t think so, as I’m not at all sure he knows what he’s doing. In fact, I think he’s mostly floundering. Are you saying that these chaotic developments would have happened regardless of who was elected?

    Protest vote or not, there doesn’t seem any doubt that the US’ policy-making system has gone haywire and that the Trump persona, and the Borg’s reaction to it, has much to do with that.
    That may not inspire confidence in Americans, but it gives the rest of us great entertainment, and also hope that the right hand side of America’s bell curve is coming into clear view. I’m convinced he’s quite unable to manage the decline well, but he’s very adroitly mapping the minefield for someone who might. If that someone can be found, of course.

    One hopes the US doesn’t find itself saddled with a Yeltsin, because if it does there won’t be a US in need of a Putin to clean up the resulting mess.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  225. @Cyrano

    Obviously you never heard about Golden Rule. so here it is “One who has the Gold rules.”
    (Rothschild , international monetary system. US fed. And Soros is only Rothschild’ lieutenant.)

  226. @AnonFromTN

    You know very little about Japanese history.
    Hitler’s demand, as if Hitler could demand anything from Japan.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  227. @jilles dykstra

    I know quite a bit about Japanese history, from the times when they considered Chinese-trained religious persons to be superior to them, to Shogunate (Bakufu), to Meiji “revolution”, to the times when they officially considered Chinese inferior.

    Apparently, Hitler could demand things. Otherwise, why did Japanese government promise to join the war against the USSR first after the capture of Moscow by Germans, then after the capture of Stalingrad by Germans?

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  228. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    That _and_ smokeless powder that made troop carried repeating / automatic weapons possible, _and_ high explosives (TNT, picric acid) that made explosive artillery shells far more powerful.

    Contemporary examples would include bioweapons designed from the gene up, destructive viruses for SCADA systems (trial run in Iran’s nuclear program), EMP weapons (nuclear for area fire and non-nuclear for local targets, such as financial centers), wide spread assaults on a specific infrastructure system (various Islamic groups have proposed such assaults, and there has been at least one dry run), and so on. As with WW I, some of these will kill a lot of people and perhaps be decisive for one side, many will not work well tactically (as poison gas failed in WW I), and the end result will be a lot of dead people and ruined infrastructure. If we really run out of luck, the conflict will kill major cities.

    So: It’s an analogy, and I rather hope that people see it and (this time) try to settle things without serious fighting.

    Counterinsurgency

  229. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    The Germans never retreated in panic.
    Stalin never forgave his son for being captured, no Russian was supposed to become a POW.
    These brown people, you saw them.
    Less civilised than what ?
    Alfred M. de Zayas, ´Die Wehrmacht-Untersuchungsstelle, Dokumentation allierter Kriegsverbrechen im Zweiten Weltkrieg’ , 1979, 2001, München
    The book is about allied war crimes, most of them Russian.
    Unbelievable, how sadistic Russians could be.
    USA pacific war crimes are not mentioned here, ‘my boys do not take prisoners’.

  230. @AnonFromTN

    The promise was that Japan would attack after both Moscow and Stalingrad were taken.
    If Hitler believed Japan would do as promised, I wonder.
    Anyhow, at the end of the thirties the debate in Japan was between navy and army, a land attack or a sea attack to the south and south west.
    The navy won the debate, thereafter an attack on the USSR was over.
    On top of that, Japan expected the USSR to adhere to the neutrality agreement, even early in 1945 Japanese still believed that Stalin could mediate for ending the war.
    Whatever, Hitler never was in a position to demand anything from Japan, both countries fought their own wars.
    Hitler had no idea that Pearl Harbour would be attacked, when it happened he was greatly relieved.
    Robert J.C. Butow, ‘JAPAN’S Decision to Surrender’, Stanford, 1954
    F.W. Deakin and G.R. Storry, ‘The case of Richard Sorge’, New York, 1966

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  231. @Erebus

    Protest vote or not, there doesn’t seem any doubt that the US’ policy-making system has gone haywire

    Depends what you see as haywire, for the first time since 1932, in my opinion, a president elected by the people and not by money.
    That money does anything to get the power back, yes.
    Until now they failed.
    But of course, their efforts cause some confusion.

    Any considerable shift in power always and everywhere caused confusion, or worse.
    In an hour from now, at eight this evening here in Europe, the French prime minister will make an important announcement.
    Quite curious if it will be anything of substance, or the usual carrot/stick talk.
    In both cases, confusion will continue.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @Erebus
  232. @jilles dykstra

    General rule regarding the books you tend to present as proof (I always tell this my grad students when they join the lab): not everything published is true; not everything true is published.

    In Russia on many fences young boys often write a three-letter swearword that means “dick”. There is a saying “you know what’s written on the fence, but behind it there is only firewood”.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  233. EugeneGur says:
    @Patricus

    The Chinese probably have a qualitative dominance as well, or they are close to it.

    Not at the moment, and it remains to be seen whether they ever will.

    A threat of mutual nuclear suicide could be an empty one for the Russians. Would a Christian people sacrifice their population and civilization?

    Yes, they would if threatened with subjugation by a hostile power. There is a saying in Russia: “it’s better to die standing than live on the knees”. The last was (WWII) was proof enough of that.

    The US has no likely reason to invade Russia.

    Well, the US behavior demonstrates otherwise. Not to invade, perhaps, but to destroy.

    In the long run China is a much greater threat to Russia.

    That, again, remains to be seen. Right now Russia is dealing with the immediate threat, which is the US.

  234. @jilles dykstra

    In fact, Trump was elected spending about a billion. Mad witch is furious because she spent twice as much and lost.
    There can’t be any substance in French PM statement: the puppets follow the prescribed course, they can’t deviate from it.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  235. Jay Fink says:

    Maybe someone here could explain this. Why do neocons/neolibs take the side of the fundamentalists in the Middle East and always want to remove secularists? Many of you would say because the Zionists want this. Please explain why they want this. Wouldn’t it make more sense for the West to back secularism?

  236. @AnonFromTN

    Increasing Paris police from 4100 to 5000, and tougher laws.
    These laws now are described of course in glowing terms, what I see is the daily further escalation.
    Since half the French population supports the movement I fear this will end in a terrible conflict.
    Revolution in a W European country, just because of stupid politicians.
    Unbelievable that this can happen.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  237. @AnonFromTN

    I specify sources.
    Indeed not anything written is true, therefore I just mention sources I trust, what means, consistent with other sources.
    Inconsistent books I never mention.
    As in the last two decades I read hundreds of books written in different periods in different languages I feel pretty sure that the sources I mention are dependable.
    But of course, absolute certainty does not exist.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  238. @jilles dykstra

    A revolution would show that the people in at least one Western European country have cojones despite decades of purposeful emasculation. Not a mean achievement, if you ask me.

  239. @jilles dykstra

    Weak criterion. Say, if you read medieval European sources in various languages, you’d conclude that the story that a particular God created everything within 6 days. Or, if you read BBC website for the last few years, you’d conclude that Russia poisoned Skripals, engineered Brexit and Trump election, and created everything bad in the world, including solar eclipses. So, consistency within many sources does not make them any more reliable than inconsistency.

  240. By-tor says:
    @jilles dykstra

    You are woefully full of ma-ha, what American Plains Indians call feces.

    AP ammunition was used extensively by the Red Army and was first produced for the Imperial Russian Army in 1890: The “Makarov Cap” . Only a historical nitwit would make such a statement as yours.

    In WWII: ” The USSR’s PTR series of weapons with the BS-41 tungsten-cored armor-piercing round was able to penetrate 35 to 40mm of armor at 300 meters; the side armor of the German Mark III and Mark IV tanks was only 30mm at its thickest on the flanks.”

    https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/wwii/wwii-weapons-the-ptrs-and-ptrd-russian-anti-tank-rifles/

    • Replies: @FB
  241. Cyrano says:
    @Jay Fink

    I could take a shot at that. Secularism in the Middle East usually comes in the form of socialism. And to the degenerates, Islam is more acceptable as an ideology then socialism. If you ask me, the degenerates don’t know how to handle either of those 2 ideologies – Islam or Socialism – but they appear to be definitely more scared of Socialism than of Islam. That’s just shows how much brains they have.

    That’s why they sought to replace Socialism in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya with Islam (the terror version of it). One thing that always amazes me – they consider Islam to be backward. Then how come is more tolerant towards socialism than Christianity ever was? That shows that somehow Islam has better predisposition towards fairness than Christianity (or capitalism – whichever you want to consider as a main religion of the west).

    I would say that Capitalism is the official religion of the west. I don’t know if it’s true – I heard that in Saudi Arabia loans are interests free – they don’t charge interests because they consider them to be Jewish invention. Of course Saudi Arabia can afford that kind of generosity thanks to the oil, but never in my wildest dreams, I can imagine US giving up on charging interest rates, even if they came in possession of all the wealth of the universe. It’s just against the beliefs of their greedy capitalists souls.

  242. Patricus says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Hello Dutch man.

    How can you deny the courage of the Russians?

    They produced some durable and effective weapons like the T-34 tanks. They had a knack for producing durable weapons. They were no match for German soldiers but they prevailed anyway.

    There is plenty to criticize but the Russians got the job done.

    • Replies: @apollonian
  243. @Uncle Sam

    White America will turn on both Black America and Jewish America.

    Turn on? Like, turning on your friends and allies?

    “The animal is extremely vicious. When attacked, it defends itself.” (old saying, rough attribution to old French song.)

    Counterinsurgency

  244. @macilrae

    Trump lived much of his life in NYC construction / real estate. If he left incriminating material around, he wouldn’t be here now.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @Miro23
  245. Erebus says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Depends what you see as haywire…

    I see Dept Secretary level disputes in public, public flip-flops that go through 180 degrees and back again, a govt whose main branches insult each other publicly, and grid-lock on pressing issues as “haywire”. All of these were visible before Trump, of course, but not on so shrill and vociferous a daily basis.

    … for the first time since 1932, in my opinion, a president elected by the people and not by money.

    I tend to agree with this, though I would replace the term “money” with “entrenched interests” and indeed your further point that we’re seeing the playing out of tensions between an entrenched, ideological elite and a “popularly elected” president. Confusion on both the domestic and international fronts is inevitable.

    I should probably have talked about Trump as “the Trump presidency” or “the Trump phenomena” or some other euphemism rather than Trump himself. Who and what he really is is not the issue for me. Shallow, narcissistic buffoon, or 4D Chess player, the effect is what we see and what we see is the American led “world order” take an abrupt turn off the road it was on. Not to mention what we’ve seen happen domestically, which again is not really an issue for me except to the extent it impact international affairs.

    FWIW, I note that he’s been saying the same things for decades. These indicate that his political leanings are diametrically opposed to the Neocon ideology, not necessarily American pre-eminence. I say “leanings” because I don’t sense that he’s thought them out to the point where they can be called an ideology, or even a coherent body of thought. Be that as it may, he was utterly unprepared for the swamp he entered on his election. He needed a Hazmat suit and a phalanx of intellectually gifted political heavyweights. From what I see he brought Bannon, who lasted a few months, leaving him more or less on his own.

  246. [Actually, your previous comment was already approved and this is a duplicate. Note the Announcement on the Sidebar.]

    To jilles dykstra (site does not accept replies from my comp)

    A revolution would show that the people in at least one Western European country have cojones despite decades of purposeful emasculation. Not a mean achievement, if you ask me.

  247. anonymous[294] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonnu

    Bearing oppression is a greater sin than committing it – Guru Gobind Singh

    So, that should explain the prior terror tactics employed by your seriously butt-kicked fellow pagan cult members. Yeah?

    What are they doing now… biding their time?

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ।।ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ।।

    Is that pagan nonsense supposed to mean something?

  248. Miro23 says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Trump lived much of his life in NYC construction / real estate. If he left incriminating material around, he wouldn’t be here now.

    Counterinsurgency

    Not sure about that. There’s probably a mountain of incriminating evidence on Trump, but as always, it’s a question of who controls the narrative.

    For example, there’s also a mountain of incriminating evidence surrounding 9/11, but if the Zioglob control the MSM it’s not going to make much difference. Mr Average Joe has been trained to detect and stomp on “Conspiracy Theories”.

    But, that’s not to say that things aren’t changing.

    Information from elsewhere filters in, and it’s significant that a largish percentage of Americans don’t now believe the government 9/11 account. They also somehow ignored the massive MSM attack on Trump to get him elected as President.

    No doubt the Zioglob are blackmailing Trump, but they are losing their credibility.

    This is the risk of going over the top with their lies and propaganda (as they certainly did in the Presidential election). It produces a Soviet Pravda type situation where the public automatically rejects everything that the government says and flips it find the truth.

    Example: If the MSM demonizes Assad in Syria, the public will probably now assume that he’s one of the good guys.

  249. anonymous[294] • Disclaimer says:
    @Patricus

    Would a Christian people sacrifice their population and civilization?

    That sounds stupid when one considers the bloodbath started by the “Christian peoples,” a century ago.

    At the same time, that sounds about right when one considers the bloodbath by “Christian peoples” of others. “Christian people” evidently take much pleasure in their necrophilia.

    Here, we all understand that “Christian people” is an euphemism for “Western people,” right?

    • Replies: @Patricus
  250. anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Don’t hurt other. You won’t get hurt.

    ” Arbour had a now-famous dust-up with the U.S.’s former UN representative, John Bolton, in 2006 over Israel’s invasion of Lebanon. She suggested that Israeli leaders could be charged with war crimes. “You know, in America,” Bolton retorted, “prosecutors are not supposed to threaten people in public based on press reports.” Contemptuously, he added, “I would just say as one lawyer to another, that to Mrs. Arbour, that she should consider her professional ethics and responsibilities very carefully here before threatening criminal charges based on press accounts.”
    https://www.counterpunch.org/2008/04/04/rape-as-an-instrument-of-total-war/”

    Didn’t this son of a bitch just warn Syria not to use chemical agent against Syriian civilians ? How this son of a butch can go on threatening and kill thousands based on total propaganda by manufactured news ?
    How did US without shame declare that they were basing the justification to bomb Syria on the reports from social media ?

    Has US punished any neocons for Iraq war ! Has it punished Judith Miller , Tom Fruedman , Cal Thomas , ?

    Current Amerucan generations are safe . But will their grand kids be ?

    During the run up to Iraq war , neocons were gleefully reminding everybody how Islam was massacring Chtistian for last 1500 yrs . Media was reporting on Islamic crimes dating back to 1800, to Barabry .

    Don’t. Expect the future read of history and the abuse will be any different .

  251. anonymous[294] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    …less civilized brown people

    The racism which drips from some of the bile you spew reflects the vileness of your self… and much of it is unintelligible anyway (and made up, such as the 4mil nonsense above).

    Do you consider yourself “civilised”?

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  252. Patricus says:
    @anonymous

    So Christians are necrophiliacs? Huh? You are a weird person.

  253. @Patricus

    Russkies were being steadily rolled-up till they got substantial US Lend-Lease, sucker–millions of tons of it without which they were toast.

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @By-tor
    , @FB
  254. Avery says:
    @apollonian

    Yeah, sure: keep repeating the myth, it might come true some day.

    • Replies: @apollonian
  255. skrik says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    There’s only one particular mindset that continually obsesses about hatred – because they are acutely aware that they generate intense hatred of themselves wherever they move to, starting from the steppes somewhere north of the Caucasus.

    Hateful is as hateful does.

  256. A123 says:
    @anoanon

    Taqiyya is the Muslim core belief that requires lying to infidels.

    The single largest lie is that “Islam is a religion of peace” when everyone understands that violence is also core Islamic value like lying.

    You can find a number of summaries that explain how the Koran supports lying such as this one.

    http://www.freedompost.org/islam/deception/common-taqiyya-or-islamic-lies-and-deceptions-by-muslims.html

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  257. @Avery

    Truth?–It’s What’s Visible, Perceptible, Doesn’t Need “Repeating”

    Facts support my thesis, buddy, and who is it repeating the usual Jew-friendly lies?–it ain’t me, sucker. And look at the larger context: WWI was UK, France, Tsarist Russkie conspiracy against Germany, assassinated the ArchDuke, attacked Germany when Germany did its best to prevent the war.

    After supplying and funding the Entente powers, USA came in w. troops in 1917-18 and the war which would have been stalemated was now won for the Jew-Rothschild money power and central-banking, Jew-Bolsheviks in Russia and world gov. League of Nations. WWII was simply further consolidation for over-all Jew/satanic world order.

    Versailles Treaty blamed Germany, the truth coming out soon enough in early-mid 20s about the Russian-French and UK conspiracy (see books by Prof. Sidney Fay and Harry Elmer Barnes). Thus Germans did the ONLY thing to be done, as under heroic unc’ Adolf, the soon-to-be “allies” watching, next conspiring w. Poles to start WWII, Germany on defense as it always was.

    Entire game-plan and strategy for WWII was similar to WWI, USA funding, supplying “allies,” UK and Soviets, proven and observed in the actual facts, Soviets getting USA Lend-Lease even before USA entering the war formally in 1941, etc.

    After WWII, half the world was now under Bolshevik dictatorship, the other half, United Nations world dictatorship enforced by USA, the added factor now the Israeli terror-state, bringing us to today’s situation, “globalist” socialism and GENOCIDE of Agenda-21 and -2030 vs. “nationalism” of Trump, Trump propped by Israeli terror-state.

    Latest wrinkle, fm WWII, is Jew money-power has morphed w. Zionists now quite dominant, along w. the same old satanic, atheist-styled “globalists.”

    At least now the globalist genocide and Jew world order is clear and identified within minds of people who can only defend in name of nationalism–and in case of USA, states-rights as of the old Confederate States of America.

    • Replies: @Cyrano
    , @Avery
  258. Cyrano says:
    @apollonian

    Think about WW2 in this terms: US and UK were USSR little helpers, because they were not ready for the big leagues yet. USSR on the other hand was ready and was their big helper. The chances of USSR winning it all without the help from the Anglos (US, UK) I would put at around 99%+. The chances of US and UK winning without USSR help – 0%

    • LOL: apollonian
  259. Avery says:
    @apollonian

    {Facts support my thesis, buddy, and who is it repeating the usual Jew-friendly lies?–it ain’t me, sucker. }

    Facts do _not_ support your thesis, ‘buddy’, as stated in your original post.
    The myth that Lend-Lease was responsible for the Red Army vanquishing Nazi Germany has been long debunked. Help from US certainly helped the Soviet Union, but it was not the determining factor.

    As to the rest of your post: obviously you are dealing with various issues: how did an exchange about WW2 and LL devolve into 1917-1918, Jews, Rothschilds,……

    {… and who is it repeating the usual Jew-friendly lies?}

    I don’t know: who?

    So that you don’t get confused even further: I am of Armenian ancestry, Armenian Apostolic Church Christian. I am neither Jew-friendly nor Jew-hostile. I am Russia/Russian friendly and will vigorously debunk the lies and myths about WW2 vis-a-vis the epic victory of the Red Army over the genocidal Nazi Germany.

    Tiny Armenia SSR, part of the Soviet Union at the time, sent ~500K soldiers to WW2: half of them did not come back. Population of Armenia SSR was barely 2 million at the start of WW2.
    And Armenian officers, generals and marshals made their disproportional contribution to the victory. Certainly, the lion’share of fighting and sacrifice belongs to the Slavic peoples. But Armenians, and other nationalities from all over Soviet Union, did their part.

    • Disagree: apollonian
    • Replies: @By-tor
  260. peterAUS says:
    @A123

    Amazing revelation. Not.

    You trying to inform, even educate, Americans here about the topic? Good luck there.

    As for Europeans, no need. Especially those who’ve had, through history, close contact with the “religion of peace”.

    • Replies: @A123
  261. ababush says:

    Fatimah,

    You look like another TV analyst.
    I went to some protests, and I can assure you that those are genuine working class french protesters, with many women, old people, young people, even disabled people. Not many muslims, and it is a shame. I know many leftists are pissed off to see a genuine social protest without them triggering or controlling it. It looks like you know nothing about french people outside Paris, Paris where people voted Macron more than 80% ,and where 75% of newborns are from african ascent.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  262. ababush says:
    @Fatima Manoubia

    Your support for Macron and the EU makes you blind to the fact that those protests are genuinely popular protests, and not CIA or Mossad controlled riots as in Ukraine. To understand and apprehend it, you have to really be french, which means in the most parts:
    – to refuse to have a very rich minority while the majority is getting poorer and poorer: equality (and dignity)
    – to refuse to see your old country with its millenial roots disappear (whatever parts of those roots you emphasize) : identity
    This can be found both in the left and in the right (identity mostly in the right, equality mostly in the left). The political mixture in the demonstrations is strange as you will find many people from the far-left, and many people from the far-right (and also many apolitical people who abandoned politic some time ago, and some disgusted Macronists).
    What makes this movement so strong is that the people have understood that what prevented them to act together and be powerful were those divisive lines carefully nurtured by the system: left and right, minority rights etc…
    I think old politic is being transcended by the need to fight against what more and more people understand to be financial capitalism.

  263. peterAUS says:
    @ababush

    I know many leftists are pissed off to see a genuine social protest without them triggering or controlling it.

    Don’t say.

    Not many muslims, and it is a shame

    Well, they have, say, a bit different agenda. Perhaps even the opposite.

    It looks like you know nothing about french people outside Paris, Paris where people voted Macron more than 80% ,and where 75% of newborns are from african ascent.

    Could be.
    Or she knows all that, only got unhappy by native French daring to show they aren’t quite O.K. with the program.

  264. By-tor says:
    @apollonian

    No, the Russians overestimated their ability to conduct long distance counteroffensives over open terrain. A good portion of the Soviet officer corps suffered the same issues that the French suffered when facing the Wermacht’s rapid offensive methodology and defense in depth. When the Red Army modeled their counter-offensives along the lines of Zhukov’s Operation Uranus and Operation Ring at Stalingrad, they were obviously successful, because the Germans retreated to the west.

    Lend-Lease ( the bill which had to be repaid to the US Treasury ) never provided more than 8% of the Red Army’s monthly needs fighting 75% or more of the German Army and Luftwaffe. The sinking of Lend-Lease freighters by the Kriegsmarine made the shortages even worse. US gasoline-fueled tanks were of inferior design for modern warfare on the Eastern Front. Fuel additives and specialized lubricants sent by the US were always in short supply. US Studebaker trucks were a deciding factor in Red Army counteroffensives, but the US-UK ‘invasion of France’ stockpiling took precedent over supplying the Red Army which had been doing the heavy fighting since 1941.

    • Disagree: apollonian
    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  265. By-tor says:
    @Avery

    Don’t you know that the several dozen US’ blacks in the Tuskegee Airmen movie and the US contingent at Normandy almost single-handedly whipped the Nazi war machine- all of which was just sitting in France (who knew?)- in 11 a mere months?

  266. A123 says:
    @peterAUS

    Patience. Nothing is instant or perfect. Americans will learn more about Taqiyya and other anti-Christian behaviours as time goes by.

    Right now the invaders are <1% of the population. Ask someone to name a Muslim American and the #1 answer is Muhammed Ali. So there is a reservoir of favorable history that has not been used up yet. The Fake Media Corps can mostly keep a lid on things as long as the most visible bad behaviour is in far left places such as Minnesota and NYC.

    However, the insertion of Taqiyya propaganda in Common Core schools is creating friction with Christians across large parts of the country. The 'education' about Islamic attitude towards infidel Christians is slowly growing. In many ways this is the most desirable way for the information to get out. The globalist elites cannot counter a movement that is diffuse and grows by personal experience.

    Here is an example from a few years ago. Jindal may not have been the biggest name in 2016, but his message got out.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/sarahjeanseman/2015/02/07/heres-why-gov-bobby-jindal-discussed-islam-during-his-speech-on-common-core-n1953870

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  267. peterAUS says:
    @A123

    However, the insertion of Taqiyya propaganda in Common Core schools is creating friction with Christians across large parts of the country. The ‘education’ about Islamic attitude towards infidel Christians is slowly growing. In many ways this is the most desirable way for the information to get out. The globalist elites cannot counter a movement that is diffuse and grows by personal experience.

    Here is an example from a few years ago. Jindal may not have been the biggest name in 2016, but his message got out.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/sarahjeanseman/2015/02/07/heres-why-gov-bobby-jindal-discussed-islam-during-his-speech-on-common-core-n1953870

    Informative.

    Perhaps we got too much OT. Saker’s sentiments about the topic are well known.Worse, the most of the “Team Russia” agrees. Fine with Russians there.
    But, when his Western fanboys buying that is another matter. Comical, most of the time.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  268. peterAUS says:
    @peterAUS

    Shouldn’t cook and type…..

    Now….even THESE object, of sort:
    Warning, B.T.W. Reading the article demands rather strong stomach.
    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jan/02/turkey-is-kosovo-controversy-over-balkan-states-new-central-mosque

    Sorry for the interlude guys. Feel free to go back to bashing West in general and USA in particular.

  269. Thim says:
    @onebornfree

    Guy pees in his panty here because Xi told his military to straighten up and be prepared to fight if necessary. It is a military. What is he supposed to tell them, prepare to change genders? No, that is the American military. The chinks are no threat, but having spent the last week in post American California, I wish they would just come and take it.

    • LOL: NoseytheDuke
  270. JamesinNM says:
    @Sparky Lyle

    Old Russian radars in Iraq during the U.S. war on Iraq could see the F-22 and caught U.S. pilots with their pants down so to speak.

  271. @Jay Fink

    There was strong Baath party in Iraq, Syria and even Kurds. Bush two came and after victory in Iraq he outlawed Baath party in Middle East. Debaathification was led by Brenner,

  272. @By-tor

    Russian tanks were inferior to German Tigers but it did not mean much Because Tank vulnerability is in its chain drive, and that was equal in both. Russian cannons were not equal to Bertha, But Russians had more than four times of them. Germans after Kurks were retreating and not even did try to form a defense line,in open spaces. They did attempt to stop Russians where was natural defense condition.
    like rivers (Don, Tisa, Morava Visla} or mountains like Karpathy.
    But wherever Germans did try to stop, Russians did pull up their cannons and kept firing day and night until Germans did move back

  273. @anonymous

    I could not answer you because I did not see your comment.

  274. m___ says:
    @peterAUS

    Thanks for one more fun scenario.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @m___
  275. peterAUS says:
    @m___

    Well, it’s really simple, really.

    Is the current situation good for a common person? No.
    Will the common person do something about it? Yes, but of no real importance. These outbursts (Brexit, Trump, “yellow west”) don’t work, won’t work. Or, the proles/serfs aren’t happy but the lords don’t give a shit. They don’t solve the problems; they manage the proles/serfs.
    That’s not even important. What is important is that serfs/proles aren’t capable of producing a coherent vision, let alone a plan of action for meaningful change for better.
    Even, perhaps, more important, the current system tends to bring on the top, say, peculiar type of people. Not high quality.

    People who are capable of producing a vision/plan still don’t care enough. They are good with the system. Will they start caring or will it be to late, hard to say. It’s all about “skin in the game”.

    And, the system is confrontational. THAT is important.

    The confrontation with those not so quality people on the top, sooner or later, will produce a serious crisis. That “skin in the game”.

    What happens after that, nobody knows.

    What a smart person could base his prediction on, is: post-modern man with nuclear weapons isn’t a good combination.

    Deep in their hearts Americans (because they are important here) believe in their exceptionalism and if, or when, any crisis happens they’ll handle it not only well but to their own benefit. They are so good. No problem there. All of them.

    So, here we are.

  276. FB says: • Website
    @A123

    Of 103 detected missiles, 71 were shot down by the Syrians.

    Please provide evidence that is true from an objective source. You can’t, can you….

    However, we can conclusively state that the facilities targeted by the U.S. were destroyed.

    The facts surrounding that failed cruise missile attack are well known…before the attack, the US publicly announced eight Syrian targets, including several airfields…after the failed strike in which no airfields were hit, the US publicly announced that they had targeted only two sites…and claimed that they had hit one site near Damascus with no less than 76 Tomahawks

    This is preposterous and completely lacking credibility on its face…but I took the trouble to technically analyze this claim, based on high resolution, ground level photos of the bombed site [backed up by the sat imagery run in US media]…and using the acknowledged engineering principles of analyzing explosive damage, known as the Kingery-Bulmash equations…this methodology is used by the UN and every military on earth…

    I posted that analysis to this discussion on this very site…

    The results are predictable…38 tons of TNT [76 T-hawk missiles] hitting an area of about one acre would have wiped out buildings for hundreds of meters around, due to the blast wave and overpressure…as you can see buildings just meters away are unharmed…even stands of hundreds of little pine trees have no broken branches…it is a ridiculous lie…and I have proven it such…the site was hit by perhaps three or four missiles with a TNT yield of maybe a couple of tons…

    Considering that the Russian military displayed to he media all kinds of remains of shot down T-hawks and even a couple fully intact…the member of the public is left little doubt as to which side of the story is more credible…you are on very shaky ground trying to dispute that the April strike was anything but a laughingstock failure…most missiles were shot down…please note in that thread a moron trying to dispute this incontrovertible fact proposing such nonsense as the US having used dummy warheads…

  277. FB says: • Website
    @A123

    The U.S. never joined JCOPA, thus it is impossible for the U.S. to leave.

    WOW…you are either a complete bonehead, or a hasbara troll as others here postulate…

    US is a signatory to UN Security Council Resolution 2231…

    UNSC resolutions, in case you didn’t know this, are the ultimate international law in our world system…these resolutions are BINDING on all UN member states…the US is now in breach of a binding resolution it signed onto itself…your stupidity is truly astounding…

  278. FB says: • Website
    @By-tor

    I like the cut of your jib…Jilles ‘Ma-ha’ Dykstra…has a nice ring to it…LOL

  279. FB says: • Website
    @Cyrano

    Nice takedown of a typical Unz retard…LOL

    • Replies: @Cyrano
  280. FB says: • Website
    @apollonian

    Russkies were being steadily rolled-up till they got substantial US Lend-Lease, sucker–millions of tons of it without which they were toast.

    The British got THREE TIMES AS MUCH LEND LEASE AS THE USSR…

    So much for your asshat theory…

    Also look at the timing of those lend-lease deliveries…little of significance until 1943…by which time the Red Army had already crushed the Germans and was on the offensive…[ie post Stalingrad, Kursk etc]…

    Lend lease made up a very small percentage of Russian military output…they produced more tanks than the US and over 130,000 aircraft…

    • Disagree: apollonian
    • Replies: @Dreadnought
  281. Cyrano says:
    @FB

    Thanks FB, I thought that I totally lost your respect because I don’t believe in 9/11 conspiracy theories. You conspiracy theorists take an all or nothing approach on the subject – thinking that anyone who doesn’t believe in the 9/11 conspiracy theory is a moron. I don’t exactly think that the opposite is true – that anyone who does believe in 9/11 conspiracy theories is a moron himself. I believe that a person can be intelligent regardless of whether they believe in 9/11 conspiracy or not.

    • Replies: @FB
  282. gsjackson says:
    @Jay Fink

    Because secularists such as Assad and Saddam have been reasonably effective in unifying and stabilizing some of these jerry-built Middle East states. Zionists do not want strong and stable neighbors, so they fan religious flames whenever possible to de-stabilize the regimes. Making them easy to pick off and plunder as needed; e.g., southern Lebanon and its water resources.

  283. @FB

    Read the rest of the article you linked. Krushchev, Stalin, Russian historians, all agree that the Soviet Union could not have defeated Germany without US Lend Lease.

    • Agree: apollonian
    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  284. FB says: • Website

    That ‘article’ I linked to is a wikipedia entry which is notorious for presenting slanted info and mainstream sources that are in line with its political agenda…

    A perfect example are those snippets you refer to…the Khruchev quote comes from a 2005 book by his son Sergei…who is a US citizen…

    The Stalin quote is from the 1943 Tehran Conference where he said this…

    ‘Without American production the United Nations [the Allies] could never have won the war.’

    This is not the same as saying that without lend lease the Russians could not have defeated Germany…the context of Stalin’s remarks is clearly the overall ALLIED war effort which war also included the war against Japan…

    The wikipedia article neglects to provide any of the prevalent views within the Russian military that the lend lease material did not make a difference either way…the demise of the Germans was inevitable…and many serious historians share that view…such as Geoffrey Roberts definitive 2008 book Stalin’s Wars…in which he provides detailed info on war production and concludes that Germany was doomed from day one simply because it’s industry could not match the output of Russia…

    So those out of context snippets in wikipedia may be of consolation to sore losers who are trying to rewrite the results of the ‘big game’ after losing…with the old ‘coulda shoulda woulda’ line of kvetching…you obviously have never played competitive sports since no one ever taught you not to resort to this kind of whimpering…

    But the facts are stated in the numbers…the Russians received only one third the lend lease that the British received…and most of it came after 1943, when the war was already won…numbers can’t be twisted…

    It could in fact be argued much more seriously that the Russians rolling up the Japanese in Manchuria was the key to the US beating the Japs…

    • Replies: @apollonian
  285. FB says: • Website
    @Cyrano

    Talk about a graceless response to a compliment…

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  286. Cyrano says:
    @FB

    Bon Voyage to you, then.

  287. @FB

    “FB” Is Pretty Hopeless

    “FB” obviously played “competitive sports” whence he was administered a few too many hits to the head area, unfortunately for him, ho ho ho. He was probably dropped on his head by his mom.

    FB admits, quoting someone else,

    “…Germany was doomed from day one…”

    Well yeah, fool, as Germany was attacked like it was attacked by the conspiratorial Entente powers of WWI (see Docherty and Macgregor, “Hidden History…”), UK and France declaring war in 1939 after Germany reacted to Poles threatened war over Danzig, which Poles vowed to take, UK making an offensive alliance w. Poles in March 1939.

    Don’t forget Germany was all but totally dis-armed after WWI whence it wasn’t even able to defend against Poles illegally appropriating German territory against League of Nations plebiscites. So it’s understood Germany was doomed–it was doomed since 1904 when UK and French began to conspire against her.

    And FB lies like a rug about Lend-Lease supplies which Soviets rec’d nearly 3 million tons by end of 1942 when it counter-attacked at Stalingrad. Soviets were NOTHING but a gross un-grateful charity case fm its very inception in 1917–it never was anything but an experiment in oppression and social-control by the Western oligarchs. FB needs a new brain.

  288. FB says: • Website

    Sure peabody…keep living it up in disneyland…btw you are obviously barely literate…and clearly mentally challenged…

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  289. @FB

    Readers can decide for themselves, sucker, and if there’s anything inaccurate regarding my facts and argumentation, we sure don’t get any indication fm “FB,” do we? Ho ho ho ho

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    , @FB
    , @Cyrano
  290. Cyrano says:
    @apollonian

    I am a reader and I decided that you are an imbecile. Land-lease schemes are not based on some fake humanism to help a weak side win. It’s the one who lands and leases who is the weak side and helps the ones that can do the jobs that the lend-leaser can’t. Nothing to be proud of really.

    • LOL: FB, apollonian
  291. FB says: • Website
    @apollonian

    What ‘facts’ cockroach…?…I’m the one who provided the facts…first of all the lend-lease bs is only an ‘issue’ with uneducated and illiterate riff-raff and is not an issue in any serious professional historical discussion…

    Like I said already…the numbers tell the story…

    You’ll notice that the bulk of the lend-lease came in 1943 and especially 1944…1941 was practically nothing…and 1942 was only 14 percent of the total…

    Also the fact that Britain RECEIVED THREE TIMES AS MUCH

    Even France received one third that of Russia and what did France do…or Britain for that matter…?

    This may be news to an illiterate cockroach like yourself, but at the time of the Russian victory at Stalingrad…the entire British nation heaved a giant, collective sigh of relief…

    ‘Britain’s conservative The Daily Telegraph proclaimed that the victory had saved European civilisation. The country celebrated “Red Army Day” on 23 February 1943.

    A ceremonial Sword of Stalingrad was forged by King George VI. After being put on public display in Britain, this was presented to Stalin by Winston Churchill at the Tehran Conference later in 1943.’

    ‘Before its presentation, the sword was exhibited around the United Kingdom like a religious icon, including at Westminster Abbey, which formed a pivotal scene in Evelyn Waugh’s wartime trilogy Sword of Honour.’

    You can read about the Sword of Stalingrad here… Britons of that generation that are still alive know very well the historical truth…little pathetic cockroaches like you were never of any significance…nor ever will be…

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  292. Cyrano says:
    @apollonian

    Forget about the Lend-Lease to the Soviets. You know which Lend-Lease program you should really, really be proud of? The Land-Lease program to the Taliban. Was that a brilliant idea or what? It was so brilliant, that you couldn’t have come up with it yourselves, you had to hire that stupid Polak Brzezinski to do it for you.

    And he defended it till the day he died – the rotten dog. He said something along the lines: How can you even think between supporting Islam and having opportunity to defeat Communism. And it’s a gift that keeps on giving for your country.

    You’ll never get out of there, not with your dignity intact anyway, unless you find someone else to Lend-Lease that war to. Maybe the Chinese? Oh, wait, you already made them too powerful by Lend-Leasing them your manufacturing sector, so that wouldn’t be a good idea. But keep on looking, I am sure you’ll come up with some stunning strategic plan.

    • LOL: apollonian
  293. @FB

    FB Sure Works Hard, Eh?–Ho Ho Ho

    “…uneducated and illiterate riff-raff and is not an issue in any serious professional historical discussion”

    Ho ho ho ho, so much babbling and desperate effort against “uneducated and illiterate riff-raff,” eh?–takes one to know one?–ho ho ho ho ho.

    And what does someone like “FB” know about “serious professional historical discussion”?–ho ho ho ho ho ho ho

    Does FB “protesteth too much”?–ho ho ho ho ho ho

  294. sixten says:

    The Progressive-Neo-Con axis has the perfect Scapegoat in Trump.

    I think it’s all going as planned for the most part. It’s just that the US is now finding out that there are more rogue players (nations/regions) than expected. There is too much overlapping within the world-wide Globalist network of “Elites”, or leaders, to deny this.

    The goals are not just the dismantling of Syria and other hot spots, but to also to target the American people. Elites don’t want a middle class…too many start snooping around and understanding the reality of the fake narrative they are given.

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