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We all know that we are living in crazy, and dangerous, times, yet I can’t help being awed at what the imperial propaganda machine (aka the legacy ziomedia) is trying to make us all swallow. The list of truly batshit crazy stuff we are being told to believe is now very long, and today I just want to pick on a few of my “favorites” (so to speak).

First, of course, comes the “Novichok Reloaded” scandal around the alleged poisoning of the so-called “dissident” Alexei Navalnyi. I already mentioned this absolutely ridiculous story once, so I won’t repeat it all here. I just want to mention a few very basic facts:

  • Navalnyi is pretty much a discredited non-entity in Russia. “Putin” (because this is how the imperial propaganda machine always personalizes the evils of Russia: “Putin” did this or that, as if Putin was personally in every alleged Russian evil deed) had absolutely and exactly zero reasons to harm Navalnyi in any way. I would even add that IF Navalnyi was poisoned in Russia (which I do not believe) then the FSB screwed up by not offering him 24/7 protection, especially in the current political climate (i.e. struggle for the completion of North Stream 2).
  • The Empire always likes to produce a “sacrificial lamb” to symbolize the putative evil of the nation which dares to resist. In Iran it was Neda, in Kuwait the infamous “incubator babies”, in Syria anonymous kids killed by Russian gas, and in Russia it was Nemtsov (did not really work) and now Navalnyi (I wonder who the sacrificial lamb will be in Belarus (Tikhanovskaia?). The FSB should have seen this coming, especially after Nemtsov.
  • There is exactly zero evidence that the mineral water bottle which the Germans claim contained traces of, what else, “Novichok”, ever was anywhere near Navalnyi or even that it ever was in Russia. No such bottle was found by, or mentioned to the Russian investigators. This bottle was, allegedly, hidden from the FSB by Navalnyi supporters, and secretly brought to Germany. What that means in terms of “chain of custody” is self-evident.
  • As I have mentioned in my past article, if what the German authorities are claiming is true, then the Russians are truly the dumbest imbeciles on the planet. Not content to use this now famous “Novichok” gas against Skripal in the UK and after failing to kill Skripal, these stupid Russians decided to try the very same gas, only “improved”, and they failed again: Navalnyi is quite alive and well, thank you!
  • Then there is this: according to the imperial propaganda machine, Novichok was so horribly dangerous, that the Brits had to use full biosuits to investigate the alleged poisoning of Skripal. They also said that they would completely destroy the dangerous Skripal home (though they never did that). The self same propaganda machine says that the Novichok used on Navalnyi was a more powerful, improved version. Okay. Then try to answer this one: why did the Russians NOT put on biosuits, why did not a single passenger suffer from any side effects (inside a closed aircraft cabin!)? How is it that this super-dooper Novichok not only failed to kill Navalnyi (who, allegedly, ingested it!) but also failed to even moderately inconvenience anybody from the many people Navalnyi was surrounded by on that day?

I could continue to deconstruct all this nonsense, but that would take pages. I will mention two thing though:

First, the Russians have requested any and all evidence available to the Germans and to the Organization for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – but they got absolutely nothing in return. Yet the EU is demanding an investigation (which is already under way in Russia anyway!) as if the Russians did not want the exact same!

After being exposed to an improved Novichok and after weeks in coma in intensive care, here is Navalnyi trotting down stairs feeling great
After being exposed to an improved Novichok and after weeks in coma in intensive care, here is Navalnyi trotting down stairs feeling great

Second, Navalnyi apparently has an immunity to otherwise deadly Russian biological agents, just take a look at him on this post-Novichok photo:

[By the way, the first time around the Brits also never gave the Russians any information, nevermind any kind of evidence. Apparently, to hide some super-secret secrets. Yeah, right!]

Next, I absolutely have to mention the absolutely insane situation around Belarus.

To make a long story short, the EU wants to sanction Russia for intervening in Belarus while that self-same EU is intervening in every possible imaginable manner: from the Poles who treat Tikhanovskaia as a modern False Dmitri the Fifth (see here for a summary of Polish-run False Dmitris), to the promise of a special “Marshall Plan for Belarus”, to the coordination of all the protests from Poland. The EU refuses to recognize Lukashenko as the winner (in spite of the fact that there is exactly zero evidence suggesting that Lukashenko lost) and refers to Tikhanovskaia as the “Leader of Belarus” (whatever that means).

As for our US American friends, having learned exactly nothing from the abject failure of their Guaido coup in Venezuela, they now want to repeat exactly the same with Tikhanovskaia in Belarus. As a result, Tikhanovskaia has been re-christened “Juanita Guaido”

But the worst are still the Europeans. Not only are they prostituting themselves to the leaders of the Empire, the following countries were the first to declare that they will not recognize Lukashenko as the leader of Belarus: Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia (which is no surprise, they all compete for the title of most pro-US colony on the planet), but also putatively mentally sane countries such as Germany, Czechia, Slovakia, Denmark. The case of Germany is particularly amazing, because Germany will now be placed under immense pressure to cancel North Stream 2, something which the entire German industry opposes. Eventually, the US, Canada, the Ukraine, the UK and the entire EU joined in and also refused to recognize Lukashenko as the leader of Belarus.

What is especially amazing to me is that these EU imbeciles apparently don’t care that without North Stream 2 they will have to purchase US gas, at much higher prices, which will make the EU economy less effective than the US one. And I thought that prostitutes are always acutely aware of the money they can make: not the European ones, apparently.

Still, I think that the “top honor” in this category goes to Poland which, while condemning some undefined Russian intervention in Belarus, runs the NEXTA Telegram channel which runs videos like this one: (in Russian – no, not in Belarusian, they know that 99.9999% Belarussians speak Russian):

Oh, but it gets better.

NATO seems to be trying to frighten Russia with maneuvers in Poland and B-52 flights over the Ukraine and the Black Sea (see here for a full analysis). As for the Poles and Ukronazis, they apparently believe that the Russian bear covered himself in poop and ran away at full speed.

What I am going to say next is not a secret, every military person who looked into this issue knows and understands this: NATO, and I mean the combined power of all NATO member states, simply does not have the hardware needed to wage a war against Russia in Europe. What NATO does have is only sufficient to trigger a serious incident which might result in a shooting war. But once this war starts, the chances of victory for NATO are exactly zero. Why?

Well, for one thing, while coalitions of countries might give a thin veneer of political legitimacy to a military action (in reality, only a UNSC resolution would), in purely military terms you are much better off having a single national military. Not only that, but coalitions are nothing but the expression of an often held delusion: the delusion that the little guy can hide behind the back of the big guy. Poland’s entire history can be summarized in this simple principle: strike the weak and bootlick (or even worse!) the powerful. In contrast, real military powers don’t count on some other guy doing the heavy lifting for them. They simply fight until they win.

Yes, the Europeans, being the cowards that they are, do believe that there is safety in numbers. But each time these midgets gang up on Russia and start barking (or, to use Putin’s expression, start oinking) all together, the Russians clearly see that the Europeans are afraid. Otherwise, they would not constantly seek somebody to protect them (even against a non-existing threat).

ORDER IT NOW

As a direct result of this delusion, NATO simply does not have the equivalent of the First Guard Tank Army in spite of the fact that NATO has a bigger population and much bigger budgets than Russia. Such a tank Army is what it would take to fight a real war in Europe, Russia has such an Army. NATO does not.

The other thing NATO does not have is a real integrated multi-layered air defense system. Russia does.

Lastly, NATO has no hypersonic weapons. Russia does.

(According to President Trump, the US does have super-dooper “hydrosonic” weapons, but nobody really knows what that is supposed to mean).

I would even argue that the comparatively smaller Belarusian military could make hamburger meat of the roughly three times larger Polish armed forces in a very short time (unlike the Poles, the Belarusian are excellent soldiers and they know that they are surrounded by hostile countries on three sides).

As for the “armed forces” of the Baltic statelets, they are just a sad joke.

One more example: the Empire is now sending ships into the Black Sea as some kind of “show of force”. Yet, every military analyst out there knows that the Black Sea is a “Russian lake” and that no matter how many ships the US or NATO sends into the Black Sea, their life expectancy in case of a conflict would be measured in minutes.

There is a popular expression in Russia which, I submit, beautifully sums up the current US/NATO doctrine: пугать ежа голой задницей, which can be translated as “trying to scare a hedgehog with your naked bottom”.

The truth is that NATO military forces currently are all in very bad shape – all of them, including the US – and that their only advantage over Russia is in numbers. But as soon as you factor in training, command and control, the ability to operate with severely degraded C3I capabilities, the average age of military hardware or morale – the Russian armed forces are far ahead of the West.

Does anybody sincerely believe that a few B-52s and a few thousand soldiers from different countries playing war in Poland will really scare the Russian generals?

But if not – why the threats?

My explanation is simple: the rulers of the Empire simply hope that the people in the West will never find out how bad their current military posture really is, and they also know that Russia will never attack first – so they simply pretend like they are still big, mighty and relevant. This is made even easier by the fact that the Russians always downplay their real capabilities (in sharp contrast to the West which always brags about “the best XYZ in the world”). That, and the fact that nobody in the Western ruling classes wants to admit that the game is over and that the Empire has collapsed.

Well, they apparently can hide these truisms from most of their public opinion: Trump promises super-dooper missiles and big red buttons, and his supporters immediately wave (Chinese made) US flags! But I assure you that the Russians (political leaders and even the general public) know what the real score is.

Yet the Empire still refuses to deal with Russia in any other way except insults, bullying, threats, accusations, sanctions, and constant sabre-rattling. This has never, and I mean never, worked in the past, and it won’t work in the future. But, apparently, NATO generals simply cannot comprehend that insanity can be defined as “doing the same thing over and over again, while hoping to achieve different results”.

Finally, I will conclude with a short mention of US politicians.

First, Trump. He now declares that the Russians stole the secret of hypersonic weapons from Obama. This reminds me of how the Brits declared that Russia stole their vaccine against the sars-cov-2 virus. But, if the Russians stole all that, why is it that ONLY Russia has deployed hypersonic weapons (not the US) and ONLY Russia has both two vaccines and 2 actual treatments (and not the UK)? For a good laugh, check out Andrei Martyanov’s great column “Russia Steal Everything”.

And then there is Nancy Pelosi who, apparently, is considering, yes, you guessed it – yet another impeachment attempt against Trump? The charge this time? Exercising this Presidential prerogative to nominate a successor to Ruth Ginsburg. Okay, Pelosi might be senile, but she also is in deep denial if she thinks impeaching Trump is still a viable project. Frankly? I think that she lost it.

In fact, I think that all the Dems have gone absolutely insane: they are now considering packing both the Supreme Court and the Senate. The fact that doing so will destroy the US political system does not seem to bother them in the least.

Conclusion: quos Deus vult perdere prius dementat!

We live in a world where facts or logic have simply become irrelevant and nobody cares about such clearly outdated categories. We have elevated “doubleplusgoodthinking” into an art form. We have also done away with the concepts of “proof” or “evidence” which we have replaced with variations on the “highly likely” theme. We have also, for all practical purpose, jettisoned the entire corpus of international law and replaced it with “rules-based international order“. In fact, I can only agree with Chris Hedges who, in his superb book the “Empire of illusions” and of the “triumph of spectacle”. He is absolutely correct: not only is this a triumph of appearance over substance, and of ideology over reality, it is even the triumph of self-destruction over self-preservation.

There is not big “master plan”, no complex international conspiracy, no 5D chess. All we have is yet another empire committing suicide and, like so many before this one, this suicide is executed by this empire’s ruling classes.

 
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  1. All we have is yet another empire committing suicide and, like so many before this one, this suicide is executed by this empire’s ruling classes.

    … then why won’t they just hurry up and DIE???

    • Agree: Moi, Emily
  2. R.C. says:

    Excellent geopolitical analysis.
    R.C.

  3. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:

    The US knows russia and noone else will ever attack the US so it doesnt matter how weak the military is. But I think it’s naive to believe there isnt a long term plan. The US is about to become a cage where everyone is tracked and traced 24/7. Save us Putin!

  4. According to the updated Russian military doctrine, any missile fired at Russia would be considered tipped with Nuclear war head. If so, with available Hypersonic weapons, a significant portions of the Empire, including EU would be potentially turned to Radioactive ash within 20 minutes. Does this register at the highest levels of the Empire? I surely hope so.

  5. xaxi says:

    Saker, the Trump fanboy, writes about Navalnyi and did not even mention Nord Stream 2? What a faker???

    • Replies: @Badger Down
    , @Wally
    , @anon
  6. The real global war is on the surplus populations of that same globe. In that sense the West, especially Europe is in direr shoes, since it is more densely populated with liability populations. Russia, is less densily populated and the quality of the population overall might be higher. China has superior control of it´s population compared to the West. Saker as most analysts seems to escape this. Though evident, and apparent, the subject is highly unpopular, a no-starter for public informatives, it goes against the emotional instincts of that same surplus population, so it cannot be flaunted by opposing forces if there be, outside or inside the bulb of public communication. Nine-eleven is as far as “conspiracy” goes. Any US citizen still seems to think he or she is part of the US population, the US interests, that he or she is an asset, and part of the national consideration. Ditto in Western Europe, even the political actors many times are suffering the same snow-blindness. The middle-classes are in suicidal mode.

    The NATO lap-dance must be seen in balance with the induced scare of Covid-19 and a ream of other phenomena. This time in history the detail is in the zoomed out picture of global affairs, not in military strategical analysis. In our opinion, yes the West is auto-destructive, the public policy makers do not know what they are doing indeed, but they follow orders convinced of their own presumed interests. Public power circles seem to be shell-shocked into auto-destruction mode as much as the rest of the surplus populations. Ultimately a Macron is a potential next Epstein.

    If the global surplus populations are not culled there will be no room for anything “progress”, for a single new cycle of long-term progress that is. The victimized do not realize this, and apparently the alternative media as much disregard vehemently touching the subject. Inside elite circles, away from the puppets on strings, the concept is cleared, but even then, there seems no need in “briefing” the actors, politicians, media middle classes, business as usual corporate managers, they seem to slide quite happily into the same mangler. Surplus they are as much!

    • Replies: @Beckow
  7. I wonder just what would happen if Russia did the unthinkable and shot down one of those B-52s over the Black Sea. My guess would be – nothing. The official story pushed by the US would be that the plane crashed because of a technical failure, and the entire Western media would be on board with that explanation. Because the Empire is all bark and no bite. Heck, I’m still convinced that Iran did a whole lot more damage to our bases in Iraq than the public has been allowed to know.

    • Agree: Ace
    • Replies: @vot tak
    , @AnonFromTN
  8. I sincerely think that Trump knows most of what say is true,, but the shadow of JFK’s assassination has made it clear that when it comes to the military/industrial/intelligence complex you must tread slowly and somewhat softly.

    You can see this is true from the many attempts by first Obama and Kerry and now Trump to get the hell out of at least some if not all of Middle Eastern countries.

    Trump has crazed Republican Senators like Tom Cotton as well as looney Democrat Senators and representatives who scream for Russia’s blood and scream bloody murder whenever Trump makes moves to reduce troop size.

    Look at the reaction he got from simply saying NATO countries should pay their fair share.

    He also has the job of keeping American morale up and does so by being a booster for military capability. It’s more boosting than boasting.

    Yet for all Trump’s subtlety and slow-walking the American loons who support all this nonsense and smoke and mirrors are still after his blood. They will never back down.

    Yes, the Russians, the Chinese,, hell, probably even the Iranians know NATO and the American military is in terrible shape. They haven’t won a war in 75 years. The Army is exhausted and over stretched.

    I have thought for a number of years now that the only solution will be when someone pushes America into that final overstepping, and then we will be slapped down hard by another country or countries.

    I know you would agree that moment is coming soon, since the elites (and at keast half the populace) have clearly gone insane.

    I add the saying to your lead quote: pride comes before a fall.

    And getting slapped down is what America needs. The country is so disunited. An outside threat might just be the death throw to identity politics, critical race theory, third wave feminism, and transgender crazy that needs to happen anyway.

    Hold on to your seats. This is going to be “interesting.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Realist
  9. Fred777 says:
    @Anonymous

    Putin says you made your bed.

  10. Russia does not bother anybody. So I do not understand why everybody hates Russia.
    Could it be the immense Russian natural resources?
    I do think Russian natural resources are sour grapes.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund, Realist
    • Replies: @JimDandy
    , @Culpepper
  11. Anonymous[130] • Disclaimer says:

    The author makes an elementary error: Novichok is not a gas at standard temperature and pressure. It is meant to be used as a liquid or solid.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Ace
  12. All this “Sturm und Drang” as the Germans would say. What does all this posturing mean—down deep? It would appear from Saker’s statements that not only are the plandemically prostrated Western populations falling into deep fear memes, but the elites are coming to the realization that all their “New World Order” plots and scheme are running into a stone wall as the China/Russia accords and now with Iran and essentially all of central Asia on board, the grandiose imperial world-control schemes are sputtering , leaking oil and trailing smoke (and mirrors, so far as the media-mesmerized masses are concerned.)

    Western economies with the possible exception of no-lockdown Sweden are fast headed for disintegration mode. Geo-engineering schemers seeking to control worldwide weather patterns simply cannot comprehend that Earth is a sentient being and that all this tinkering and fooling around with natural cycles are coming home to roost. Food crises appear to be looming on the near horizon with mass starvation in parts of the Third World and wildly inflating prices at the sooperdooper markets are rapidly ratcheting accustomed foods to levels which will soon be out of reach for a probable plurality of the U$ population and more than tangentially worse in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, the BLM/Antifa protesters and rioters may be threatening mass mayhem in the near future. Then there’s the election…as if that would really solve anything.

    Ads on various alternative and social media indicate that FEMA is hiring. Wonder why.

    • Replies: @JasonT
  13. Rahan says:

    I’d just like to add that the initial “Free Belarus Trio”–Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia–are trying to use to occasion to resurrect a modern-day version of the late-medieval Lithuanian-Polish Commonwealth, which was huge.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/File:Polish-Lithuanian_Commonwealth_at_its_maximum_extent.svg

    It was the closest thing to “democracy” back then, later it filled up with Jews, and then it became very weak, and was eaten up by Germany, Russia, and Austria. And this is how Russia (and the rest) got its big Jew injection. Same way Rome got its Jew injection back in the day after conquering the relevant Middle Eastern bits. You take a piece of land and suddenly it turns out it comes with a surprise bonus. And then it’s your turn to be weakened and to collapse, in half a century or half a millennia, depending on the speed of civilization at that moment in time.

    Anyway, so that’s why. That’s the core impetus around which Poland and Lithuania are organizing supporters within the EU.

    If Belarus joins Poland and Lithuania in some sort of sub-union, than the imperial fantasists there will all be ejaculating for years to come. Then all that will be left is to split the Ukraine with Russia, and historical destiny shall have manifested.

    • Replies: @Aaron Hilel
  14. Tom Welsh says:

    “Not only that, but coalitions are nothing but the expression of an often held delusion: the delusion that the little guy can hide behind the back of the big guy”.

    Lord Palmerston’s rule comes into play here: nations have no friends or enemies; only interests. And only their own interests (although then it gets complicated, as we seek to find what precisely the US government means by “US interests”).

    Thus if Poland provokes Russia, hoping to hide behind Uncle Sam’s skirts (sic), it will find to its regret that should real war break out Uncle Sam will be taking a rest – just as he did between 1st September 1939 and 7th December 1941 (2 years, 3 months and 6 days by my count).

  15. Tom Welsh says:

    How could Russia steal hydroponic weapons from Obama, when Obama has no slightest inkling of how to design any aerial weapon more complicated than a paper dart?

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
    , @Badger Down
  16. Tom Welsh says:

    I’m so very, very glad that I am not riding in a B-52 over the Black Sea or Ukraine. This is an account of what happened to B-52s that set out to bomb North Vietnam, very nearly 50 years ago:

    ‘Rex Rivolo, the fighter pilot whose high-tech navigation aid had led him to bomb the American base at Da Nang, was assigned to fly escort on the first raid, December 18, 1972.

    ‘“’I wasn’t worried,’ he told me years later. ‘We were briefed that the B-52s would be using their most secret ‘war mode’ electronic countermeasures, previously reserved for WWIII with the Soviets, that would easily blind the Vietnamese SAM missiles. I knew the countermeasures in my plane didn’t work, but I believed the B-52s had secret, magic stuff that would make them invulnerable. So I thought everything would be OK. That was until three SAMs flew right by me and hit a B-52 high above. The magic boxes didn’t work’. Rivolo watched in amazement as the giant plane cracked open ‘like an egg’ and slowly turned over. Burning jet fuel streamed out in a wave that split into two and then four in vast cascading sheets of flame. ‘The sky,’ he told me, recalling the vivid scene in every detail after forty years, ‘was raining fire’. Fourteen more B-52s were to go down before the raids were called off eleven days later. By that time, Rivolo’s previously unquestioning faith in the promises of the technologists had disappeared forever. ‘I had really believed all that hype,’ he told me. ‘And then I realized it was all bullshit. None of it worked’. That searing moment of truth would cause a lot of trouble in Washington later on”’.

    – Andrew Cockburn, “Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins”

    • Thanks: Ugetit
  17. What is especially amazing to me is that these EU imbeciles apparently don’t care that without North Stream 2 they will have to purchase US gas, at much higher prices, which will make the EU economy less effective than the US one. And I thought that prostitutes are always acutely aware of the money they can make: not the European ones, apparently.

    There’s a difference between a prostitute and prison bitch. The EU is the latter, not the former.

    • Replies: @no jack london
  18. Vojkan says:

    The Saker writes that “we live in a world where facts or logic have simply become irrelevant” and I tend to agree with that statement but he nevertheless expects the empire to behave rationally with regards to a possible conflict with Russia. It’s sort of contradictory.
    Desperate times call for desperate measures. If we assume that the empire is in despair and that it is irrational, what more desperate measure can there be than starting a war that cannot be won?
    Drama queens don’t go in silence, they throw a tantrum.

    • Agree: Harold Smith
  19. We have also done away with the concepts of “proof” or “evidence” which we have replaced with variations on the “highly likely” theme.

    “Witnesses” and “sources on record” have been replaced with “anonymous” and “reliable” sources.

    I’m beginning to believe that Western governments are increasingly buying into the Green myth that we need to get the global population back below one billion, because every action they have taken lately seems designed to lead to means to achieve that end.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  20. El Dato says:

    The Radio Navalny incident was 100% an Imperial Operation to get serious on canceling Nord Stream 2, an idea which surfaced immediately in the clownish Europolitsphere. An operator like Pompeo isn’t going to hold back, if he needs to procure a body then so be it.

    Whenever the word “Novichok” appears you know the next propaganda dump is being disgorged. It’s a perfect trigger word. It’s a legendary super-poison that is both hard to make and easy to make, hard to detect and easy to detect, which can be delivered as aerosol, gas, liquid or solid, which may exist or may not exist. And which can remain potent for up to 50 years (that’s some serious area denial chemical). And Iran has it, too.

    The ridiculous Wikitruth:

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

    Compare:

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

    • Replies: @roberto1
    , @Ace
  21. @Anonymous

    “Russia and no one else will ever attack the U.S.”

    WTF?!?

    The U.S. has been under sustained, relentless, multi varied, multi-theatre, pitiless non-stop attack for decades, since (((1948))) at the very least. Its cities destroyed and plundered, its people raped and pillaged. Americans are a conquered, defeated, humiliated people.

    “War is deception” — whose motto is that?

    What was the US like in say 1912? What is it like now? How did these changes come about, if not through (((war)))?

    The U.S. is not only at war right this very moment, but the American people have already LOST this war. What we’re seeing now are mopping-up operations, and a failed, incoherent rear-guard action. Even the strategic retreat has been botched.

    • Agree: Ace
  22. My only conclusion from watching the insanity of the past decade (as an American) is that the enemies of Libya, Syria, Iran, Venezuela, Russia, Novorossiya, and Belarus are my enemies. They are the same people that have unleashed violent anarchy (riots and looting) in the streets of American cities from Sea to Sea. They are ISIS and Al Nusra, they are the Free Syrian Army, they are the backers of Guaido. They were the backers of Nemtsov and now Navalny. They are the backers of the Azov Battalion and are now the backers of the Belarusian opposition and now they are the backers of the BLM/Antifa revolution in America. It’s the same suspects.

  23. Tom Welsh says:
    @Tom Welsh

    “The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

    “The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron”.

    – H. L. Mencken (Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920)

  24. Two people less likely to arrest you for wrongthink during the Harris administration.

  25. vot tak says:

    “What is especially amazing to me is that these EU imbeciles apparently don’t care that without North Stream 2 they will have to purchase US gas, at much higher prices, which will make the EU economy less effective than the US one.”

    Shutting down NS2 is not to force europe to buy american gas. Besides the cost increase, there is not the infrastructure needed to handle the importation of such large amounts lpg. Besides that, the current american gas and oil surplus will not last long and is already in decline. By the time such infrastructure could be built in europe to handle the shipping of american gas, there wont be any american surplus gas to ship.

    NS2 is to allow europe to bypass the ukraine freakshow when purchasing Russian gas. If zionazia successfully blocks NS2, the situation in the short term will remain as it is right now, with much of european access to Russian gas being controlled by zionazia through their ukraine colony.

    The long term zionazi plan consists of several convergent strategies. The eastern Mediterranean is full of oil and gas resources and the israelis plan to take control of these. This is part of their overall “greater” israel strategy. Once they do, they plan to make europe reliant on these east Med. resources.

    The zionazi control of europe’s access to Russian oil and gas, through ukraine, is part of the zpc/nwo strategy of controlling Russia through controlling the Russian access to those who want to purchase their resources. When the planned israeli controlled east Med. resource base gets going, zionazia will replace european Russian energy imports with their own. This is one reason why they want to maintain their stranglehold on european access to Russian resources.

    As saker mentioned, much of european industry depends on cheap Russian energy imports. The zionazis can’t simply shut this access down over night. The euros might rebel and seek some independence within the zpc/nwo hierarchy. Equally important, zionazia is intimately intertwined within the european capitalists and kneecapping them with much higher energy costs would see a huge decline in their profitability. The idea is to wean europe off of Russian connections and bottle Russia, not destroy europe economically.

  26. Complimenti for another fine article!

    The concluding paragraph sums it up nicely and also explains the self-destructive stupidity of European vassal states. I believe it is the result of a century of brainwashing by the Anglosphere, by flooding the continent with lousy movies, rock music, rap, poisoned soft drinks, crap masquerading as food, despicable coffee and other gems of “American Culture.”

    And just look at the people in the streets. The American diet is making them flabby and fat. There was a time when only the elderly in the US looked ridiculous, dressing as five-year olds with candy colored shorts and t-shirts. Today not only the elderly, but almost everyone seems to have lost all sense of self-respect. Men tend to dress either like convicts, with tattoos, shaved heads and earrings, or like vulgar mafia consiglieres with tight-fitting, very blue suits, sunshades and yellow shoes. Women dress like prostitutes, with layers of cake on their faces. People actually pay high prices for blue jeans, worn out, half-torn and full of holes. Children no longer are dressed like children, but like miniature whores and convicts. Education systems have been systematically dismantled since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Independent thought is met with disapproval from friends and family, most of them thoroughly stupified by strong doses of brainwashing tv-programs and censored social media.

    As for your reference to Chris Hedges, with all due respect to his work, I think it would have been more appropriate to refer to Guy Debord, whose La société du spectacle (1967) precedes Hedges’ book by almost half a century. Umberto Galimberti is another name that comes to mind in this context.

    • Thanks: Joe Levantine
  27. vot tak says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Russia would get zero benefit from shooting down one of these planes. On the other hand, monitoring these aircraft provides Russia with multiple benefits.

  28. @Ultrafart the Brave

    Agree. I’m waiting impatiently for the collapse of the US dollar, hope to live to see it. With the end of the Anglo-Saxon aggressive hegemony the world will be a better place.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Escher
  29. Moi says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    It won’t because that would be doing humanity a favor–totally un-American.

  30. @xaxi

    Saker mentioned Nordstream2 AND devoted a whole paragraph to it.

  31. @Tom Welsh

    If it’s an aerial weapon you want, better to use hydrophonics.
    Save the hydroponics for growing marijuana and tomatoes.

    • Replies: @Ugetit
  32. @Hans Vogel

    And clothes with writing on them: other people’s names!
    How did THAT happen?

  33. Renoman says:

    Great article, you’re writing is getting better all the time, thank you.

  34. Anonymous[198] • Disclaimer says:
    @restless94110

    “SUBJECTED to these eternal tests, America does not appear by any means as particularly fresh or untouched. She appears with all the weakness and weariness of modern England or of any other Western power. In her politics she has broken up exactly as England has broken up, into a bewildering opportunism and insincerity. In the matter of war and the national attitude towards war, her resemblance to England is even more manifest and melancholy. It may be said with rough accuracy that there are three stages in the life of a strong people. First, it is a small power, and fights small powers. Then it is a great power, and fights great powers. Then it is a great power, and fights small powers, but pretends that they are great powers, in order to rekindle the ashes of its ancient emotion and vanity. After that, the next step is to become a small power itself.”
    ~G.K. Chesterton: ‘Heretics.’

    • Replies: @restless94110
  35. Emslander says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    We are dead!

    Saker forgot the new form of legal proof now used by American prosecutors:

    If you are white, male and nominally Christian, you are guilty of everything!

  36. Ugetit says:
    @Tom Welsh

    Absolutely key concept here,

    ‘I had really believed all that hype,’ he told me. ‘And then I realized it was all bullshit.

    Amazing what a little dose of reality’ll do for a guy.

  37. Ugetit says:
    @ElCristeroAmericano

    My only conclusion from watching the insanity of the past decade (as an American) is that the enemies of Libya, Syria, Iran, Venezuela, Russia, Novorossiya, and Belarus are my enemies.

    You are absolutely correct. However, this would be equally true.:

    My only conclusion from watching the insanity of the past 2+ centuries (as an American) is that the enemies of (fill in the blank _____ ) are my enemies.

    Not only that, but Euripides was correct as well, and will no doubt be forever.

  38. Petermx says:

    I would recommend The Saker start reading historian David Irving, which might help him understand why Germany [always] does things against its own interests. Mr. Irving points out that Germany is a “puppet government”. It’s a puppet government of the USA and World Jewry and it operates primarily to please the latter. As the recent Nobel Prize Literature nominee, the Portuguese author António Lobo Antunes wrote after visiting Israel, “the State of Israel was created on hatred…” “They hate the Germans… The Holocaust always, always, always… They took me to the German quarter, I asked my guide ‘where are the Germans?’… He responded ‘we have thrown them all out!’…”

    https://www.wiesenthal-europe.com/en/news-releases-2020/721-wiesenthal-centre-slams-nobel-literature-prize-candidate-who-as-reported-would-sully-the-nobel-award-as-a-prize-for-hate

    But I’m suspicious that The Saker himself is a Jew. He is a Russian filled with false pride incapable of facing the fact that the USSR was the bloodiest regime in world history, operated by the greatest group of mass murdering war criminals (primarily Jews) in history whose people, their victims, correctly welcomed the invading German army as freedom fighters and their liberators. Or, he’s a Jew that doesn’t care the USSR was a criminal regime, it was their regime and worked to further their interests.

    New book by the Norwegian Johannes Due Enstad demonstrates that across the USSR (including Russia itself) civilians welcomed the Germans as liberators:

    https://www.hf.uio.no/ilos/english/research/news-and-events/news/2018/many-russians-hoped-that-hitler-would-free-them-fr.html

    Contrary to the Soviets, the Germans welcomed no enemy and fought to the end.

    • Thanks: Ugetit, R2b
    • Replies: @GMC
    , @yurivku
    , @Curmudgeon
  39. simonn says:

    Poor Russia. It prostituted itself with “partners”, it sold out every friendly country it had just to get some scraps for itself. Its elites encouraged eastern NATO enlargement and it badly sought to become a member of the clubs, both NATO and EU. Russia is an inadequate and treacherous country and should be dealt with accordingly. https://sputniknews.com/russia/201904041073835574-russia-nato-membership/

    • Replies: @Majority of One
  40. Ugetit says:
    @Badger Down

    Save the hydroponics for growing marijuana and tomatoes.

    Then ya kin smoke dope while tossing rotten tomatoes at dem emenies!!! 😉

    • LOL: RadicalCenter
  41. Jimmy1969 says:

    A rambling bunch of nonsense….high school assertions. No credible Magazine like Foreign Affairs or Foreign Policy or dozens of others would publish such fantasy.

    • Agree: Johnny Rico
    • LOL: Realist
    • Replies: @Majority of One
  42. MLK says:

    Not coincidentally, what we’ve been witnessing re Russia is similar to the run-up to the 2016 US election.

    Then it was ‘All hands on deck’ to throw the election to Hillary. Though Russia’s participation was higher stakes given the nature of the frame-up narrative of Trump having been compromised by Russia years ago.

    The intelligence services of a number of foreign powers cooperated (e.g. UK; Australia; Ukraine; Israel; Italy; and, yes, Russia). Unless I miss my mark, Nord Stream II was merely a down payment on what Russia was going to receive in compensation.

    While there is now a wealth of public revelations substantiating this, for a variety of reasons, including the risks discussed herein, it isn’t in any party’s interest, including Russia’s, to let it all hang out.

    Just ask yourself if you were Putin what you would have done in March, 2016 when the CIA Director made a secret trip to Moscow in furtherance of the plot:

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-cia/cia-boss-brennan-visited-moscow-in-early-march-interfax-idUSKCN0WU0S5

    Heck, you don’t even have to accept as I do that Brennan has been Moscow’s man for decades to appreciate the monumental opportunities and risks Russia faced as the takedown of Trump was centered around Russia.

    Don’t get yourself bollixed on Nord Stream II. If the Democrats were to succeed in seizing power, which is not my expectation, the Navalnyi pretext for delaying bringing it on line will disappear. Germany and Russia will get their historic geopolitical win, with more riches to quietly follow in the form of the US going back to the role of sucker/checkbook to NATO and more.

    If Trump takes the oath for a second time, Germany and Russia will have to pony up geopolitical recompense, with Trump putting the screws to both in the national interest.

  43. GMC says:
    @Tom Welsh

    My good friend here in Crimea was in the Soviet military and was setting up sites in N. Nam , around the Cambod/Laos borders. He claims that a US special ops team bushwacked them and he was pretty badly injured and his partners were killed. Lev still has some pretty bad scars left over and I’ve known him for over 10 yrs and I think he has told me the truth – he saw an old army tattoo on my arm and asked if I was in Nam and I told him – ya – then he opened to me – we worked for a year together in Yalta and still are close. He wasn’t supposed to ever talk about it – and it was really emotional when he finally opened up – lot of stories about Nam – alot of scars too. Spacibo T W.

  44. GMC says:
    @Petermx

    And the 64,000 dollar question, is President Putin going to save/protect what is left of the Russian people ? Compared to the US and EU – it certainly looks like he is, while at the same time – workin with the western NWO because he sells to a Global market. Time will tell all.

    • Replies: @Petermx
  45. yurivku says:

    All we have is yet another empire committing suicide

    let them hurry up, we’re looking forward to it

  46. JasonT says:
    @Majority of One

    “the elites are coming to the realization that all their “New World Order” plots and scheme are running into a stone wall as the China/Russia accords and now with Iran and essentially all of central Asia on board, the grandiose imperial world-control schemes are sputtering , leaking oil and trailing smoke (and mirrors, so far as the media-mesmerized masses are concerned”

    This is precisely why the next 3-4 years will be the most dangerous. The only way for the ‘elites’ of the West to ‘win’ will be to start a major war between USA and China/Russia, which will of course go nuclear leaving the remnants to be picked up by these same ‘elite’.

    • Agree: Harold Smith
    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Harold Smith
  47. yurivku says:
    @Petermx

    correctly welcomed the invading German army as freedom fighters and their liberators.

    Imbecile

  48. Don’t worry. Nature is likely to deal with her pesky, over populated two legged monster. The warm oceans kept us toasty for this year, but there is still a solar minimum. Nature in one year has done locusts, monster storms, floods, droughts, and early frosts. Not exactly a winning combination for the international crops. I’m kinda curious to see how the man made plague hits seed production. Plus the ring of fire is still shaking and the magnetic poles are still moving. Mama nature is angry. Crazy elitists are nothing new. They have always wanted to kill us little people.

    • Agree: Robert Konrad
    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
  49. @Anonymous

    I believe Trump has been aware of this quote for decades.

  50. Interesting article. I have no idea whether you are right about the balance of military power.

    But once this war starts, the chances of victory for NATO are exactly zero.

    Perhaps. Or perhaps you are an admirable patriot who is blinded by his own country’s loyal propaganda.

    The U.S. possesses a whopping lot of military hardware, despite your low opinion of that hardware’s usefulness. Suggestions that the U.S. would be less than a top-tier adversary, whether now or in the foreseeable future, seem implausible. One hopes that your question is never put to the test.

    Thanks for engaging in English. (I could not have followed in Russian, so I appreciate it.)

  51. Arnieus says:

    Couple thoughts. The military posturing benefits armaments industries in Russia as well as the West. I am sure Putin laughs at the shaking aging senile fist of impoverished, invaded, clueless Europe. But what the hell the show is good propaganda to keep Russians supporting new weapons development and deployment.

    Also the analysis does not consider unknown space-based technology. I don’t claim to know anything, however I also realize that what ever is possible, is surely being done. And if it is being developed we would not know about it. There is plenty of mysterious trillions of $$ in the black budgets to finance it. I don’t know what the “Space Force” is or what its capabilities are. Anyone with tangible knowledge of how this effects the balance?

  52. @Rahan

    I must strongly disagree, Rahan.
    Lithuania and Poland will never form another Union in present political climate, as the whole Lithuanian population and ruling class are clearly opposed to such move.
    They consider Poles as inferior as they consider Russians and Ruthenians.
    Also, Saker, you are wrong in underestimating Polish soldiers and officers.In recent Ukrainian war operations, Col.Dziewulski’s commandos broke out of encirclements at least twice during Ilovaisk debacle and were instrumental in reducing Slaviansk pocket, losing around a thousand killed and wounded
    In 2017 DNR commanders were documented in saying that Slaviansk is impregnable now “as Poles fortified it”.
    Other than this detail, I completely agree, NATO puppet armies are a joke.

    • Thanks: Rahan, Robert Konrad
  53. haha says:

    A good article from Saker but he misses out on some possibilities – repeat possibilities or conjectures – that would change the entire diagnosis and prognosis of the problem. I try below.

    If NATO/US policy appears to be insane, Russian actions and policy remain fairly puzzling as well. Having largely won in Syria, Russia did not close off Syria to bombings and military excursions by the US and Israel. Such closing off would have been entirely in line with basic international law and human decency, namely, no country has the right to bomb another country or to send its troops to “protect” the oil of the other. Russian policy is wholly devoid of any ethical considerations, claiming “pragmatism” to be its guiding star. But such pragmatism is simply a polite word for opportunistic selfishness. A few years back Russia sold Iran down the drains, and then did the same to Libya. Russian talk of international law then comes out as quite hypocritical, incoherent, and perhaps stupid. China better take care not to put too much trust or reliance on its “friend” Russia!

    By way of contrast, American and Western actions and policy are always based on high moral posturing. At least there is an attempt to cloak aggression and theft behind a fig leaf of decency.

    Russia is as much a part of the problem as the West. Many decades back, the Iranians had accurately described Soviet Russia as the “Number Two Satan”, ranking after the Great Satan! I think they were on to something. Russia’s close ties with Israel remain a puzzle to this day.

    The aggressive posturing and sabre rattling going on between the US and Russia is part of the same old script. I think there is no noble and sane actor on either side. The purpose is to prop up the military industry complexes and the elites of both countries.

  54. haha says:

    Sorry I left out the conclusion to my post above. Here it is: There is an international bread and circus show going on whose purpose is to keep the ordinary people confused and helpless. On the international stage, Russia and US fight over kills like lions and hyenas. Internally, they unleash riots, civil discord, Antifa, LGBTQ, or whatever to keep up a dust storm that keeps us all fooled. Insanity? Sure, but not of the elites. The insanity is being inflicted on us.

    • Thanks: Sya Beerens
    • Replies: @yurivku
  55. @V. K. Ovelund

    “Suggestions that the U.S. would be less than a top-tier adversary, whether now or in the foreseeable future, seem implausible.”

    The Taliban in Afghanistan and the ‘rag-tag’ North Vietnamese who successfully fought the Vietnam War might disagree with you…….

  56. J.P. Sears knows its even crazier than Saker says –

  57. @Digital Samizdat

    Kind of like New England and New York refuse to approve a pipeline to bring Pennsylvania Natural Gas to the doorstep at comparatively low prices. They prefer to bring LPN from Russia at much higher costs.

  58. TG says:

    A very interesting post. I might quibble with some of the finer points, but yes, the world has gone stark raving bonkers.

    The Russians are NOT ten feet tall, and the Americans – for all of the idiocy of the ruling elites – still have many strengths, and no matter how badly employed, these strengths will not disappear in a day. Russia might yet get pulled down, if they are unlucky or the elites are corrupted by money.

    But there is one difference between the Americans and the Russians that, long term, may be the single biggest factor: more than hypersonic missiles or all of that. It’s that, for now at least, the Russian elites can learn from experience, and the Americans, can not (or will not, but same thing).

    Consider: after the Soviet Union fell, Russian forces got their tails whipped by the Chechens. The Russians rethought their approach, and in a rematch Russia scored not just a military victory, but an enduring strategic victory: they accomplished their policy goals! A goal that was not just spreading chaos and instability! When was the last time the United States did something like that? Maybe Korea in the 1950’s.

  59. Realist says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    I’m waiting impatiently for the collapse of the US dollar, hope to live to see it.

    Me too…the price of gold will go through the roof.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  60. @Mustapha Mond

    The Taliban in Afghanistan and the ‘rag-tag’ North Vietnamese who successfully fought the Vietnam War might disagree with you…….

    You can’t really use those examples as a way of finalising the inferiority of the Western armed forces vis-à-vis Russia as the latter also did not manage to defeat the Afghans and would likely have been made a mincemeat of by the VC as well.

    Russia’s performance in Chechnya was also not that great considering the power differential.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  61. Realist says:
    @restless94110

    Trump has crazed Republican Senators like Tom Cotton as well as looney Democrat Senators and representatives who scream for Russia’s blood and scream bloody murder whenever Trump makes moves to reduce troop size.

    Cotton is one of many warmongering pencil neck assholes in our government. But on the other hand Trump has done nothing…just talk.

  62. @Tom Welsh

    My recollection of Operation Linebacker II is that the North Vietnamese ran out of SAMs before the Air Force ran out of B-52s.

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
  63. Nothing new under the saker sun, meshing the well known, obvious and immediate into a simplistic dualistic worldview appealing to the intellectually lazy. No deeper currents, no longer term visions, no original ideas. Posing as the geopolitical wizard yet living smack in the most shallow consumerist midst of the supposed evil empire, cheerleading for such abject communist failures and frauds as Venezuela. Something doesnt add up with this fellow and some of his contributors.

    • Replies: @Robert Konrad
  64. @Old and Grumpy

    You forgot the extensive fires in California and Oregon.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  65. Realist says:
    @JasonT

    This is precisely why the next 3-4 years will be the most dangerous. The only way for the ‘elites’ of the West to ‘win’ will be to start a major war between USA and China/Russia, which will of course go nuclear leaving the remnants to be picked up by these same ‘elite’.

    I agree with the first of your paragraph…but the elites/Deep State will lose their ass…they will be slaughtered like pigs.

  66. JimDandy says:
    @Zarathustra

    The Neocons have a massive hardon for Russia because they are an impediment to absolute Israeli hegemony in the Middle East.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  67. @V. K. Ovelund

    “Suggestions that the U.S. would be less than a top-tier adversary, whether now or in the foreseeable future, seem implausible.”

    No, such suggestions don’t seem implausible. The U.S. military has not only lost its technological edge over Russia and China (at least in certain key areas), but morale might be a problem because many U.S. military personnel probably realize at some level of consciousness that their government is the aggressor. So not only would they be at high risk of becoming casualties themselves but as some of them may also realize, their actions may risk starting a nuclear war which would destroy their own country and kill their families back home; all for the sake of the hopeless wet dreams of psychopaths.

    • Agree: yurivku
    • Troll: GeneralRipper
  68. @JasonT

    This is precisely why the next 3-4 years will be the most dangerous. The only way for the ‘elites’ of the West to ‘win’ will be to start a major war between USA and China/Russia, which will of course go nuclear leaving the remnants to be picked up by these same ‘elite’.

    I agree, except there might not be many remnants left to be picked up.

  69. Socrates says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the jew traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the jew traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
    He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
    A murderer is less to fear.”

    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC)

    • Thanks: Druid55
    • Replies: @ziggurat
    , @Druid55
  70. Petermx says:
    @GMC

    I don’t know, but I think Putin may be a decent guy. I am very skeptical of the claims he has people murdered. On the other hand, the Americans are outrageous liars (Russiagate) and some of its most important institutions (FBI) are thoroughly corrupt. Everything is coming out now but the US is so corrupt, the criminals may get a pass. Unfortunately, I suspect Russia has a very powerful liberal leaning media too judging by the young Russians I have met, some very opposed to Putin.

    • Replies: @GMC
  71. @Tom Welsh

    On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

    Mencken {sigh}. Back in the 20th century we could afford “acerbic.” It was still droll.

    In 2020 the guy just comes off as another self-aggrandizing asshole. In these Internet days, negativity’s the only thing we got plenty of, and H.L.’s as useful as Pola Negri.

  72. Escher says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    It’ll be a different place.
    Replace one hegemon with another.

  73. The World Has Gone Absolutely Insane!

    It has gone absolutely Jewish or Judeo-centric.

  74. @Petermx

    I would recommend The Saker start reading historian David Irving, which might help him understand why Germany [always] does things against its own interests.

    It started well before David Irving. A 1952 book by Friedrich Lenz, Worm in the Apple provides insight into the German propensity for self destruction. https://www.wintersonnenwende.com/scriptorium/english/archives/worminapple/wa00.html

    While the Soviet regime was indeed bloody, it it a stretch to say the “bloodiest” as it is difficult to separate fact from fiction in respect of the allegations. For example, I first heard of the Holomodor some 50 years ago. At the time the number put forward was 4 million. Today I have heard 10 million tossed around. While there is little doubt many died, how many seems to be an ever-shifting number.
    All that aside, the Soviet regime did a remarkable job in dragging the USSR into the 20th century, just as China did, and the fruits of that progress are being seen today in both China and Russia.

  75. Squid says:

    The Saker, like every other Russian opinionator I’m aware of, simply can’t help himself when it comes to the Poles. Is it genetic? On the one hand, they say the Poles are of no consequence whatsoever–they are clowns, cowards, morons, less than the dust beneath the chariot wheels of the glorious Russians. On the other hand, these guys all go on and on and on and on and ON about those stupid, ignorant, smelly, treacherous, ungrateful Poles. They just can’t stop thinking about how infuriating those Poles are. From these endless splutterings, you’d think they actually mattered, at least to some Russians. Very confusing. Very tiresome. Make up your minds or shut up.

    Yes, I’m ethnically Polish. Hate away.

  76. Imagine thinking the world used to be sane.

  77. @Realist

    What are you talking about? The moment he gives the order to pull out troops he is countermanded by the Pentagon. They have been negotiating with the Taliban. He has forced NATO countries to pay more.

    I’m so sick of ignorant people saying this all talk no action nonsense.

    Trump is not king of emperor. He cannot just decree something.

    And once again, per my comment, he has to be gradual, for the reasons stated.

  78. Wally says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    said:
    “… then why won’t they just hurry up and DIE???”

    1. Many outside the ’empire” depend on it continuing.

    2. So many are playing the same game.

    • Replies: @Sya Beerens
  79. @simonn

    Russia itself did not sell out. It was the idiotic drunkard Yeltsin, who was surrounded by the Jewish Oligarchs who positioned themselves to take over state industrial assets in cahoots with financial assistance from abroad and who happened to despise the Narod, the Russian people. When Putin took over he made deals with some of these parasites, but threw out the worst ones and gradually was able to restore the nation and its pride.

  80. Wally says:
    @xaxi

    “Fanboys” of Trump recognize his abilities and that there is no better alternative in this troubled time.

    It’s noted that you cannot specifically name a better alternative and tell us why.

    I also suggest that you actually read the article under discussion.

  81. @Jimmy1969

    Jimmy: Are you for real or just tossing out some irony? “Foreign Affairs”? “Foreign Policy?” How did you forget to mention the Tavistock Institute or Chatham House? Perhaps a brief encomium for the Council on Foreign Relations or the Club of Rome?

  82. lavoisier says: • Website
    @JimDandy

    Yes, but main reason Neocons hate Russia is that Putin imprisoned and or dispossessed many of the criminal Jewish oligarchs that had robbed Russia blind under Yeltsin.

    Their ransacking of the country was stopped by Putin.

    Hence, the hatred.

    His support for the Russian Orthodox faith also does not sit well with the Neocons.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @JimDandy
    , @Chet Roman
  83. “ why did the Russians NOT put on biosuits…”

    For the same reason the German guards in Auschwitz did not wear any gas masks. Not only history repeats itself but the lie too.

    • LOL: Biff
  84. Petermx says:

    US President John F Kennedy and many other people held/hold a different point of view, not putting the blame for Germany’s destruction on Germans, but others jealous of them.

    “The Germans are really too good – that’s why people conspire against them – they do it to protect themselves.” JFK in 1937

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/berliner-1963-did-former-us-president-john-f-kennedy-once-admire-adolf-hitler-8629991.html

    Similarly, David Irving and Patrick Buchanan (in his book Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War) point out that if Churchill had not rejected Hitler’s offer of peace (and even an alliance) Great Britain would still be a great and leading world power today, instead of being a small state with little power or importance.

    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
  85. Realist says:
    @restless94110

    The moment he gives the order to pull out troops he is countermanded by the Pentagon.

    Then he needs to shit can the assholes that do not follow his orders…you know like he use to play tough guy on the virtual reality show, The Apprentice.

    I’m so sick of ignorant people saying this all talk no action nonsense.

    I’m so sick of Trump apologists…making excuses for his impotence.

    Trump is not king of emperor. He cannot just decree something.

    He is king, emperor and almighty ruler over those who work for him…as everyone in the Pentagon does.

  86. JimDandy says:
    @lavoisier

    We can both be right. Russia cockblocking Israel’s ability to just roll over Assad’s Syria, their relationship with Iran, etc. are big factors. It’s been pretty funny to watch American Progressives rant and rave about Russia like warmonger rednecks in the 80’s who just watched Rocky IV.

  87. Getaclue says:
    @Anonymous

    We are already in WW3 — the fact the Mainslime Media won’t announce it is meaningless — if you think the USA can’t be nuked and invaded your living in a dream world and need to do some research — the Chinese stated publicly they are “planning for war” last week — LOL “planning” — the Russians are now expecting a “first strike” according to their top General and have been planning accordingly, if you actually believe a “first strike” is coming what might you do…ya think? —

    The fact so many citizens of the USA are so completely uninformed and misinformed tells you all you need to know about our chances in what is coming….Anyone who can and is not stockpiling food, ammunition, blankets, generators etc. by now is seriously stupid….

    • Agree: Emily
    • Thanks: GazaPlanet
  88. @restless94110

    Trump is not king of emperor. He cannot just decree something.

    Well Trump apparently disagrees with you.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  89. Culpepper says:
    @Zarathustra

    The Russians seem reluctantant to go the way of the Caananites and the Jebusites

  90. @Mustapha Mond

    A recent report from the U.S. navy stated that 22% of America’s sailors suffer from obesity. If something like that does not convince the believers in US military might, I wonder what would do.

  91. @Hans Vogel

    Where are George Grosz and Otto Dix when you need them?

    My nomination for best dressed American goes to Doc Holliday in “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” for simplicity and elegance with a patina of hard living.

    A not unworthy second might be his friend Wyatt, “the Deacon,” though a bit dandyish on occasion. He is one of the few leads I can recall who always considered the moral use of force.

    • Replies: @Hans Vogel
  92. Beckow says:
    @PetrOldSack

    If it is about ‘surplus populations‘ – and I agree that is a strong motivation for the elites – why are they super-charging import of the additional surplus population from the Third World?

    The corona panic is not helping, unless this is only Phase 1. Tanking the economy will most likely result in a much weaker control of the population – the draconian new rules won’t make much difference because they can never be draconian enough. Tens of millions without work is a prescription for chaos – it has always been.

    One explanation that I find possible is ‘inertia‘ – the rulers are stuck, the hired managerial class is both very stupid and very self-serving. What we see is helpless inertia and a slow slide, but no plan or even coherent thought.

    The members of the ruling class seem lost and helpless (‘tear it down so we can rebuilt it better‘ is a weird refrain used by Macron, Trudeau and now Biden). The real story could be that there is nobody behind the curtain, no ideas, and inertia rules.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
    , @JasonT
  93. @Realist

    Trump has not delivered on any of his promises.

    Trump hired neocons, assholes, and morons…..and then people wonder why he can’t get anything done.

    His AG does nothing as the country is burning down. His FBI chief says there is no Antifa and that white people are terrorists.

    Trump hired Nikki Haley, John Bolton, Pompeo, Abrams, etc., and failed to hire Kobach.

    Trump elevated his idiot daughter and her scumbag husband to cabinet level authority.

    Zion Don works for Israel, puts Israel first. He says some good things from time to time when he is in campaign mode but he will never do anything for us.

    Richard Spencer has become the whipping boy of the far right, but I can’t blame him for giving up on Trump.

    Trump doesn’t even have the balls to go after the people who spied on him and tried to remove him from office. This is actually the greatest political scandal in American history, yet nothing will be done about it. The magic negro will never face any consequences and he and his ugly wife will remain free to race bait for another 30 years unimpeded.

    Trump and the GOP allowed the covid hoax to wreck the economy and allowed massive riots to go on for many months. They allow the left to run wild while whites live under anarcho-tyranny.

    If Trump wins, which is likely, he will just go right back to blabbing about how much he loves blacks and mexicans and gays and you will never hear another word about white people.

  94. @The Alarmist

    I’m beginning to believe that Western governments are increasingly buying into the Green myth that we need to get the global population back below one billion, because every action they have taken lately seems designed to lead to means to achieve that end.

    To keep with the Saker, “the elites have gone mad”, at government level, the public puppets mostly do not know what they are doing. A level deeper, the few bet on chaos, improvise, but at the least have some sort of quality goal: induce chaos to mask the causes of the necessary culling of the surplus populations. At the level of the middle class, and populus, the former are suicidal, the latter as always in the history of mankind, do not even grasp the situation they are in.

  95. Tom Welsh says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    Don’t count on Russia running out of SAMs.

    • LOL: nokangaroos
  96. @Realist

    Then he needs to shit can the assholes that do not follow his orders…you know like he use to play tough guy on the virtual reality show, The Apprentice.

    You apparently are under the delusion that King Trump can just shitcan anyone at any time. Remember um like 3 years ago when he shitcanned Comey? Now do you understand?

    I’m so sick of Trump apologists…making excuses for his impotence.

    In other words you are so sick of a democratic republic. Read again: Trump. Is. Not. The. King.

    He is king, emperor and almighty ruler over those who work for him…as everyone in the Pentagon does.

    You mean like John F. Kennedy was? How’d that work out? Are you finally getting it now? I doubt.

    I’m so sick of commenters who have no idea how American government works. Basta.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @Realist
  97. Anonymous[161] • Disclaimer says:

    Don’t get mad. Get even.

  98. Wally says:
    @Sya Beerens

    No, it’s ‘exactly right’.

    Thanks.

  99. @Beckow

    Prescription for chaos

    , your necessary step right there. The puppets in the public domain, are not the few behind the scenes. The chaos plans are as “meticulous” as anything concerning the future. The quality goal is there, at minimum, the rest is indeed day to day improvising as you noticed so well.

  100. Wally says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Trump has delivered on practically ALL of his promises.

    Trump accomplishments:
    https://www.unz.com/chopkins/the-war-on-populism-the-final-act/#comment-4178669

    President Trump’s Handling of The Virus:
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/president_trumps_handling_of_the_virus_was_not_a_failure.html

    The facts and intention of the latest version of the CV19 lies. The Trump Derangement Syndrome / Orange Man Bad::
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/07/david-stockman/orange-man-bad/

    Trump, proven right yet again about the Wuhan virus:
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/05/has_trump_been_proven_right_yet_again_about_the_wuhan_virus.html

    • Troll: vot tak
  101. @Robert Dolan

    “Trump doesn’t even have the balls to go after the people who spied on him and tried to remove him from office. This is actually the greatest political scandal in American history, yet nothing will be done about it.”

    I don’t think anyone was actually trying to remove him from office (they could’ve added his war crimes and violations of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to the impeachment charges if they were serious about removing him). Most likely it’s all political theater to fool the people who need and/or want to be fooled.

    • Agree: vot tak
    • Troll: GeneralRipper
    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Biff
  102. Miro23 says:
    @Squid

    Poland doesn’t do itself any favours in positioning US missiles on its territory. They’re supposedly for defense against Iran and al Qaeda – if anyone believes that.

    Officials from the U.S.-led NATO alliance, who took control of the umbrella in 2016, have said the whole system is supposed to defend against attacks by states such as Iran and groups such as al Qaeda.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-defence-usa/poland-says-u-s-missile-shield-site-delayed-until-2020-idUSKBN1GY2RE

    In fact Poland and present day Russia have a good deal in common, and could make some useful moves towards better relations. Also the Poles need to realize that their ZioGlob friends are not really their friends.

  103. … because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

    And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should

    believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but

    had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    2 Thessaloninans 2:10

  104. @Harold Smith

    Um so, the part of your video where Trump clearly says that Nixon tried to fire “everyone” under Article 2 and “that didn’t work out too well?”

    And you still don’t understand that Trump can’t just fire anyone any time? And this after what happened when he fired Comey? Or demoted Vindamen? Or all the other people he fired? Firestorm after firestorm.

    And you still think Trump could just do whatever it is he wants?

    Are you in some cave somewhere and don’t pay any attention to anything? Are you holding your ears and wearing a blindfold?

    Trump. Is. Not. King.

    And finally and by the way, Trump is right: Article 2 does give him the power to administrate the government. But it’s not as easy as that. Trump just acknowledged that in the video you posted to prove your so-called point. But you proved mine, instead.

    Do you understand yet?

  105. @restless94110

    Wrong.

    Presidents usually clean house when they come in. Trump didn’t do that. Obama did.

    Obama fired many upper level military and replaced them with leftist cucks.

    Besides Trump not getting rid of people he should have gotten rid of, he hired a shitload of scum, neocons, Goldman alums, etc., people who were obviously not going to promote his America First agenda.

    From the looks of it he never intended to make good on any of his promises.

    And as Ann Coulter says, immigration is really the only thing that matters. Trump didn’t deport the 30 million illegals that don’t belong here. He didn’t do anything about birthright citizenship, E-verify, etc.

    We still face the very same demographic disaster as before.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter, Druid55
    • Replies: @Wally
    , @restless94110
  106. @Squid

    Whatever likes and dislikes Poles and Russians have for each other, there is no reason whatsoever for the United States to be involved. Work it out yourselves, guys!

    • Agree: Wally, RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @yurivku
  107. @SeekerofthePresence

    Thanks for these observations. I am not at all knowledgeable about American cinema but will try to find those pics.

  108. JasonT says:
    @Beckow

    “Tanking the economy will most likely result in a much weaker control of the population – the draconian new rules won’t make much difference because they can never be draconian enough.”

    Corona panic leads to mandatory vaccinations.
    Mandatory vaccinations leads to implantation of biochip.
    Biochip sends and receives signals to/from 5G network.
    Signals between biochips and AI through 5G network track everyone who has the chip, does not allow troublemakers to buy/sell thereby starving them, and in extreme cases, signals from 5G network to biochips kills/disables troublemakers.

    The rules do not need to be draconian. In fact, no overt ‘rules’ are needed at all because people will learn through pain what they are allowed to do.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
    , @Beckow
  109. Wally says:
    @Realist

    said:
    “But on the other hand Trump has done nothing…just talk.”

    Please pay attention:

    Trump plans more troop withdrawal from Iraq: https://www.oneindia.com/international/trump-plans-more-troop-withdrawal-from-iraq-3146799.html

    Trump’s Troop Withdrawal from Germany Is Only the Beginning: https://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-trumps-troop-withdrawal-germany-only-beginning-166452

    Trump to withdraw additional troops from Afghanistan & Iraq in coming days: https://www.rt.com/usa/500212-troops-withdrawl-afghanistan-iraq-trump/

    • Replies: @Realist
  110. Wally says:
    @Robert Dolan

    said:
    “From the looks of it he [Trump] never intended to make good on any of his promises.”

    – Wrong again, open your eyes and “look”:

    Trump Accomplishments List: President Provides Six-Page Document Detailing Successes of Administration: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/13/exclusive-trump-accomplishments-list-president-provides-six-page-document-detailing-successes-of-administration/
    Trump accomplishments:
    https://www.unz.com/chopkins/the-war-on-populism-the-final-act/#comment-4178669

    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
  111. Realist says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Trump doesn’t even have the balls to go after the people who spied on him and tried to remove him from office.

    I agree on your points

    Here is a video of Tom Fitton explaining the situation to Lou Dobbs.

  112. Realist says:
    @Harold Smith

    I don’t think anyone was actually trying to remove him from office (they could’ve added his war crimes and violations of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to the impeachment charges if they were serious about removing him). Most likely it’s all political theater to fool the people who need and/or want to be fooled.

    This is a charade designed by the Deep State to distract any thought that both parties are just two sides to the Deep State coin.

  113. Realist says:
    @restless94110

    You apparently are under the delusion that King Trump can just shitcan anyone at any time. Remember um like 3 years ago when he shitcanned Comey? Now do you understand?

    I remember it well he shit canned Comey…Trumps has also shit canned Bolton and others that work at his pleasure. No I do not understand your point…if Trump is such a nutless bastard that he can not take criticism then he is the wrong man in the wrong job.

    In other words you are so sick of a democratic republic.

    A democratic republic is a democracy with lipstick…no fan am I.

    Read again: Trump. Is. Not. The. King.

    Trump has the power to fire anyone who works for him.

    You mean like John F. Kennedy was? How’d that work out? Are you finally getting it now? I doubt.

    What the fuck is your point…elect him again so he can be ineffectual another four years???

    • Replies: @restless94110
  114. @Diversity Heretic

    You forgot the extensive fires in California and Oregon

    The media are telling us the fires are due to climate change. A closer analysis, however, finds that the fires this year followed an intense cold front coming down from Canada that even dropped snow in some of the adjacent states like Idaho. This generated a strong and dry easterly gale that roared down the mountain slopes and created the conditions needed for fire propagation.

    The same cold front was responsible for the huge bird kill that was also claimed as proof of climate change. The early cold stressed birds in the course of migration whilst also killing the insects that the birds needed to eat to recover from the stress.

    Meanwhile the climate alarmists attribute the current hurricane season to the developing La Niña without mentioning that they have never been able to link either that effect or its opposite, El Niño, to global warming. In truth they haven’t the slightest idea what causes either one.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  115. Art says:

    There is not big “master plan”, no complex international conspiracy, no 5D chess. All we have is yet another empire committing suicide and, like so many before this one, this suicide is executed by this empire’s ruling classes.

    The English speaking Anglo states – UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia are all being run into the ground by their Jew rulers.

    The big media and banking in all those countries are controlled by the Jews.

    All of the above is fact.

    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @anonymous
  116. @Robert Dolan

    Not into your sad sack show, bud. You completely misunderstand how business works. You hire people that have qualifications and promise. You let them perform. If they don[t, you fire them or otherwise.

    Obama did not get rid of everyone, you are misguided, and if he did get rid of some military, he clearly didn’t get rid of the right people.

    You seem to think it’s easy. It’s not obviously.

    I like Ann, but she is hysterical. Yet that is ok in a journalist/editorialist. Her function is to keep pushing. And she is doing that.

    But Trump is moving at his own speed based on his own instincts. Meaning it might be faster for some, slower for others. Coulter is not able to understand that. But she does not have to. I still read her. And then I analyze her as a person in fear that the wall won’t be built.

    Looks to me like Ann is wrong. It’s just not happening quickly enough for her.

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  117. @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    Thanks for the response, TSoEP.

    I was just poking a little fun at the notion of the exceptional nation
    getting its ass handed to it by the natives who didn’t bow down before
    the ‘might’ of Uncle Shmuel.

    It goes for Russia and China just the same as the US, NAZO and the
    EU/UK: if they attempt to bully little guys, I hope the little guys
    bust their chops.

    I hate bullies.

    Simple as that.

  118. Anonymous[401] • Disclaimer says:

    >” insanity can be defined as ‘doing the same thing over and over again, while hoping to achieve different results.’ ”

    Unless you are…

    (1) playing slot-machines/lotteries; or

    (2) practicing to get better at anything.

    • Replies: @Sya Beerens
    , @Kapyong
  119. @Realist

    I remember it well he shit canned Comey…Trumps has also shit canned Bolton and others that work at his pleasure. No I do not understand your point…

    Then obviously you don’t understand my point.

    A democratic republic is a democracy with lipstick…no fan am I.

    Thanks for admitting you are unAmerican.

    What the fuck is your point…elect him again so he can be ineffectual another four years???

    The fuck is my point? That he is doing much better than any President in the past 70 years at getting what he wants within the limitations of a republican democracy. Since you do not believe in the American system, it makes sense that you cannot understand America.

    Dude. So you are saying to vote for Biden because Trump didn’t build enough wall for you (Coulter)? or didn’t fire enough people for you?

    So yeah vote for Biden? Maybe you really need to go to whatever country whose system of government you admire and can be happy living in.

    It’s clearly not America. So why are you blabbing on? You don’t like the country. Move somewhere, dude. And stop polluting comments with your toxic nonsense.

    • Replies: @Realist
  120. @JasonT

    Gosh, Musk and Bezos sure are in a hurry to get those thousands of 5G satellites in orbit, aren’t they?

    No matter if they destroy our ability to effectively detect incoming asteroids (as NASA has warned), or ruin the beauty of the night sky. It’s all to benefit mankind. Real altruists, Jeff and Elon, just here to help.

    But help who?

    (I wonder about those two, I really do……. )

  121. Realist says:
    @Wally

    Please pay attention:

    Everything you listed is talk…not action.
    Don’t talk…do.

    Maybe you should pay attention.

  122. Anonymous[168] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    You forget that cold fronts count, which is why they changed “global warming” to “climate change” and why so many “climate summits” have been cancelled due to excessive snow.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  123. @restless94110

    Um so, the part of your video where Trump clearly says that Nixon tried to fire “everyone” under Article 2 and “that didn’t work out too well?”

    It’s irrelevant.

    You said:

    “Trump is not king of (sic) emperor. He cannot just decree something.”

    And if words mean what they say, the video clearly shows that Trump disagrees with you. He said “I have the right to do whatever I want as president.” There’s no ambiguity there, right?

    And in support of his claims we’ve seen him commit illegal, unconstitutional war crimes and get away with it. And we’ve seen him brazenly violate the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and get away with it. And we’ve seen him do all kinds of controversial things like move the embassy to Jerusalem, walk away from the JCPOA agreement with Iran, exit the INF treaty and the Open Skies treaty and allow the New Start treaty to expire – all without any meaningful political opposition whatsoever.

    “And you still don’t understand that Trump can’t just fire anyone any time? And this after what happened when he fired Comey? Or demoted Vindamen? Or all the other people he fired? Firestorm after firestorm.”

    LOL! So you’re going to start with the strawmen now?

    I understand that Trump claims a “right” to do whatever he wants to do. And now that you’ve raised the issue, I’ll point out that according to a study by the Brookings Institution, the turnover of personnel in the Trump administration is “unprecedented.”

    According to the author of the study, Kathryn Dunn Tenpas:

    “In all of my studies, I’ve never seen a chief executive who fires staff more frequently and more publicly than President Trump.”

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/charts-white-house-turnover-breaking-records-n1056101

    So apparently you’re wrong.

    And you still think Trump could just do whatever it is he wants?

    I think his words and his actions prove that he can and does.

    Are you in some cave somewhere and don’t pay any attention to anything? Are you holding your ears and wearing a blindfold?

    Are you looking at your mirror instead of your monitor as you type?

    Trump. Is. Not. King.

    Once again, by his words and actions, Trump disagrees with you.

    “And finally and by the way, Trump is right: Article 2 does give him the power to administrate the government.”

    It doesn’t give him the power to attack Syria with cruise missiles, or to steal Syrian oil or to seize Russian diplomatic property or to decide who should be the president of Venezuela, etc. Yet he does all those things anyway so apparently it’s your understanding of the situation that’s flawed, not mine.

    “But it’s not as easy as that. Trump just acknowledged that in the video you posted to prove your so-called point. But you proved mine, instead.

    Do you understand yet?”

    Yes I think I finally do understand: your imagination is running away with you.

  124. Beckow says:
    @JasonT

    Yes and no. Any system that has perfect information ceases to function. It is not only the predictable imperfections in your scenario, but also the very real fact that it wouldn’t work even if fully implemented.

    This is a chaotic mess. As always there are opportunistic moves to take advantage of it. But the dominant reality is of increasing chaos. Chaos is no one’s friend.

  125. Realist says:
    @restless94110

    Thanks for admitting you are unAmerican.

    Only a dumbass would think you have to be for a democratic republic to be an American.

    Dude. So you are saying to vote for Biden because Trump didn’t build enough wall for you (Coulter)? or didn’t fire enough people for you?

    Dude? Are you a California loser? Where did I say I was voting at all…let alone for Biden?

    It’s clearly not America. So why are you blabbing on? You don’t like the country. Move somewhere, dude. And stop polluting comments with your toxic nonsense.

    Some people are too god damn stupid to see that this country is not a democracy or democratic republic it is an oligarchy with the Deep State in control…Trump is merely one of their minions.

    • Replies: @restless94110
    , @anon
  126. @vot tak

    Thank you for an excellent comment that explains things clearly; it’s worth more than the article itself.

    • Thanks: vot tak
  127. anon[327] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Novichuckles can be used as a
    solid, liquid, gas.

    Rub it on, drink it, inhale.

    Laugh till you die.

    Or

    shower, piss, exhale.

  128. @restless94110

    Dumbass Trump hired people that openly attack him and disagree with his agenda…..this is STUPID.

    And he’s done it over and over and over…..and the troublemakers leak and cause trouble…..which is exactly what you’d expect them to do. You say he hired people with “qualifications and promise?”
    What planet are you living on? What qualifications does Jared Kushner have besides fucking Ivanka?

    And I’m right about what Obama did with the military and there are mountains of evidence regarding this issue. Look at the cucks we have in there now! They openly support BLM and they call Trump a “racist.” We now have tranny faggot warriors! I feel so PROTECTED!

    You don’t even know the basics of what has happened.

    Ann Coulter is right about nearly everything. Push come to shove immigration really is the only thing that matters and Trump has done almost NOTHING to fix the demographic disaster that we face. Numbersusa can corroborate everything Coulter has said.

    Vince James has gone over the demographics issue many times in great detail and Michelle Malkin has as well….
    so Ann isn’t alone. The big brains on the far right GET IT.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  129. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Harold Smith

    Good presentation of sad facts.

    Trump is a lion when it comes to defending Israel and all things Zionist.

    He is a mouse and totally ineffectual when it comes to defending the interests of the American people who voted for him as president believing in the man and in his integrity.

    He failed on immigration; he failed on stopping the wars for Israel; he appointed across the board traitors and neocons to key positions in his government; and he is totally ineffectual in defending free speech and the rights of the historic American nation to defend itself against racist blacks and a Jewish dominated injustice system.

    It is really sad that there are so many individuals who still believe Trump is on our side when he has failed so miserably to keep the promises he was elected upon.

    Of course Biden is a demented corruptocrat and the Democrats are pure evil, but Trump is an unprincipled moron incapable of keeping his promises.

    Sad. Very sad that our nation has deteriorated to such an extent that so many people cling to a deluded belief that Trump is somehow a great leader serving the American nation.

  130. Beckow says:
    @vot tak

    I mostly agree but there are few points that need clarification:

    – eastern Med doesn’t have a way to deliver gas to Europe: LNG infrastructure is costly and the other option via Turkey is not secured – the coup against Erdogan failed, probably one of the 2-3 biggest events of the last decade

    – even if the above was solved, distribution to main customers (Germany and North-west) is geographically tricky

    – LNG gas will be more expensive and there is nothing keeping Russia from selling LNG gas and with shorter delivery routes

    – Russia could stop transit through Ukraine tomorrow and switch to LNG and existing underwater pipelines. The fact that they have not done it and signed a limited 5-year deal for 2020-2024 suggests that either Russia doesn’t want to do it or it is a political concession to its customers (Germany)

    You are right that NS2 theatre by Washington is simply playing for time – they know that they can’t really prevail. But it is larger than that: their whole strategy is to delay and postpone. They are trying to delay the inevitable or are hoping for a miracle. But strategically they have lost. Water flows downstream, it is only a question of how fast.

    • Replies: @vot tak
    , @Miro23
  131. Biff says:
    @Harold Smith

    I don’t think anyone was actually trying to remove him from office (they could’ve added his war crimes and violations of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to the impeachment charges if they were serious about removing him). Most likely it’s all political theater to fool the people who need and/or want to be fooled.

    We are talking about thee most brazen pack of hypocrites, but charging Trump with war crimes with Obama, Bush, Clinton’s, and Dick Cheney just standing around just might be a bridge too far.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  132. @Anonymous

    You forget that cold fronts count, which is why they changed “global warming” to “climate change”

    Exactly. Just as the Saker says:

    We live in a world where facts or logic have simply become irrelevant and nobody cares about such clearly outdated categories. We have elevated “doubleplusgoodthinking” into an art form. We have also done away with the concepts of “proof” or “evidence” which we have replaced with variations on the “highly likely” theme.

    More specifically. the climate alarmists have elevated the children’s game of DIBS to a scientific principle. There’s only one rule to the game: You get to claim something for yourself if you “claim or declare rights to that thing before anyone else” (It does help to do it louder and more often). So rain or snow, hot or cold, dry or wet, they all get to be proofs of global warming by the simple act of exerting priority. Actually just of claiming priority.
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/word-origin-dibs

    Just as an example, about five years ago we suffered a really bitter winter here in North America. Cold fronts coming through every few days. All of a sudden we were “informed” by the PTB that this was the feared “polar vortex” but that it was an expected feature of global warming. It didn’t seem to matter the slightest that the term, as used in the sense of a suddenly wavy jet stream, was first used back in 1975 in the context of a research paper discussing the then current trend of global cooling.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  133. @Realist

    There was a time when I disliked Tom Cotton but the Democrats have created a division in this country by encouraging their sock troops (BLM/Antifa) and promoting a warped version of Marxism and it’s time to take sides. I still don’t like his foreign policy but he is right on many domestic issues and I would vote for him in a heart beat against any of the Democrat anti-white, anti-Christian candidates. Also, the term “pencil neck” is defined by the Urban Dictionary: Is a pussy. You know, lack’s bravery, courage and shit. Cotton was an officer in the Army and a combat veteran, and a graduate of Harvard Law. I’ll take him over perverts like Adam Schiff and the other seditionists.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
    , @Realist
  134. @Realist

    Only a dumbass would think you have to be for a democratic republic to be an American.

    Educate me. How are you an American when you are not for the American way of government?

    Dude? Are you a California loser? Where did I say I was voting at all…let alone for Biden?

    Dude, what does California have to do with me or anything? Dude, you are facing an eminent vote. You claim Trump is not worthy of your vote. You are going to vote? Dude. Who else is there for you to vote for, dude? Biden. Dude. Try to say who you are going to vote for. Hillary? Probably.

    Some people are too god damn stupid to see that this country is not a democracy or democratic republic it is an oligarchy with the Deep State in control…Trump is merely one of their minions.

    Some people should just weep in the corner of their kitchen because they believe that “this” country is an oligarchy with the Deep State in control. Since you believe that? Why haven’t you left? Or alternatively, why are you ok with that? Or alternatively, why haven’t you killed yourself?

    Today? Do one of those alternatives…….why are you sitting around doing neither of the three?

    I get it. You are a nag. Like a nagging housewife. Nagging about nothing. You are going nowhere.

    Could you do me a favor and just stop talking? We’ve resolved all our differences:

    You hate the American form of government, I love it.
    You think life is a done deal and you will never ever prosper ever ever. I think life is open and you can still advance and prosper.

    Again, why are you still here? Get away, dude. Get away and feel better. Dude.

    • Replies: @Realist
  135. @lavoisier

    Spot on. And they are still salivating over all the resources of Russia and have not given up on taking control and looting the country again. Also, as you mentioned, Russia is one of the few countries that actually celebrates it’s Christian heritage and the neocons are very anti-Christian.

  136. @Robert Dolan

    While I agree with most of your comments and am as disappointed as most, I assume then the only alternative is to vote for sleepy Joe and his merry band of Marxists. No excuses for his failures but that is the choice.

    He did add hundreds of conservative judges and soon to be 3 conservative SCOTUS judges, which will impact the country for decades.

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  137. The insane story of the day:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/top-nasa-official-unveils-28-billion-plan-land-first-woman-moon

    Hope she knows how to fake orgasm as practice for faking another moon landing!

    • Replies: @anon
  138. @Realist

    The U.S. dollar may cease to be used to clear international transactions, but if you are waiting for it to collapse, you may wait a very long time.

    The dollar will not collapse.

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
    , @Miro23
    , @Realist
  139. @Robert Dolan

    Any reply that starts with Dubmass Trump deserves no further reading or consideration.

    Not interested in anything you have to say.

  140. @Harold Smith

    It’s irrelevant.

    So what the President of the United States is irrelevant? Got it.

    And in support of his claims we’ve seen him commit illegal, unconstitutional war crimes and get away with it. And we’ve seen him brazenly violate the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and get away with it.

    So you only hear one half of Trump’s interview?

    We have seen him commit nothing you describe. You are delusional.

    And with that, it’s clear there’s no point in reading your drivel any further. I call it willful ignorance, but others would be far more harsh with you.

    Good luck to ya, TDS sufferer.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  141. @Harold Smith

    It’s irrelevant.

    So what the President of the United States is irrelevant? Got it.

    And in support of his claims we’ve seen him commit illegal, unconstitutional war crimes and get away with it. And we’ve seen him brazenly violate the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and get away with it.

    So you only hear one half of Trump’s interview?

    We have seen him commit nothing you describe. You are delusional.

    And with that, it’s clear there’s no point in reading your drivel any further. I call it willful ignorance, but others would be far more harsh with you.

    Good luck to ya, TDS sufferer.

  142. @Chet Roman

    No….I’m not saying to vote for Biden.

    The left is pure evil; the right is pure stupid.

    I might not vote at all because I live in CA so my vote doesn’t matter anyway, which is the point I’ve been trying to make to some of the denser folks in this thread.

    The whole country WILL become just like CA. I don’t see any way to stop it. Trump was the last chance to fix immigration and he has no intention of fixing it. Vince James has repeatedly given in depth lectures regarding the demographic disaster that is going to make whites a hated minority in the land of their forefathers.

    White school children are ALREADY a minority in the USA. People just don’t get it. They think it’s still 1960 and America is 90% white.

    We have 30 MILLION illegals in the USA. Eventually they will get amnesty and citizenship and voting rights. Trump has no intention of kicking them out and they vote 80% Democrat.

    Birthright citizenship is still in effect. Chain migration. No E-verify. They still bring in H1B1’s to steal our jobs. They slowed the refugee thing due to covid but that won’t last.

    Hell, big business is screaming for cheap labor and they want to screw our unemployed people out of having any kind of jobs.

    They are deliberately wrecking white family formation and the ability of whites to have children. In fact, it looks like one aspect of the covid hoax was to ruin white business owners to take away any sort of independence from our people.

    And I didn’t even mention big tech censorship. Most of my favorite channels have been banned from Youtube, including Red Elephants, RedIce, TRS, James Allsup, etc., and Trump has done nothing on this issue either. Trump/GOP has not only allowed deplatforming, but also shutdowns from banks and payment processors. So we don’t have free speech anymore unless you’re a violent leftist.

    I’m dealing with facts here. Sorry I can’t blow sunshine up your asses.

    • Troll: Sya Beerens
  143. Anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    The media are telling us the fires are due to climate change. A closer analysis, however, finds that the fires this year followed an intense cold front coming down from Canada that even dropped snow in some of the adjacent states like Idaho.

    It’s like you don’t understand the point.

    The point is that your “however” fails because the new alias for “global warming”, “climate change” includes cold fronts. For “climate change” proponents everything is caused by “climate change” a.k.a. “global warming”. Earlier they said that cold weather was caused by “global warming” and enough people pointed out how silly that was that they changed the name to “climate change” so they wouldn’t have to defend that silly position.

    This is not rocket surgery.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  144. anon[447] • Disclaimer says:

    Great article with a lot of truth in it. Also written in good English; and that is important because without a clear means of communication knowledge and new ideas will fall in the dust. I pity the English language being on the forefront of communication on the internet.

    • Agree: R.C.
  145. anon[447] • Disclaimer says:
    @Justvisiting

    Don’t know if it is true but sure good for a laugh.

  146. @V. K. Ovelund

    Dollar will eventually collapse. Now US fed is paying close to 400 billion on US debt.
    Debt is growing and so interest payments are growing. So there is point where Dollar will collapse

  147. @Anonymous

    It’s like you don’t understand the point.

    The point is that your “however” fails because the new alias for “global warming”, “climate change” includes cold fronts. For “climate change” proponents everything is caused by “climate change” a.k.a. “global warming”.

    I get the point very well. A theory that claims dibs on everything and anything says nothing. It is totally vacuous. The whole point of falsification is to assert definitive things your theory must exclude. Einstein said his theory of general relativity had to exclude the null hypothesis that light was not bent by gravity. The Eddington eclipse expedition of 1919 disproved that null hypothesis and changed the world. Pseudo-sciences like astrology exclude nothing.

    So, if you want to defend the theory of anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change, will you now say definitely what would falsify it — what it would exclude? Does it exclude summer frosts killing crops? Summer hailstorms? Winter snowfalls totaling two standard deviations above the mean? You might even offer a citation where the Michael Manns or Al Gores of the world make those same concessions.

  148. The world has gone corrupt. The ironic thing is that the world is also under total surveillance, which shows that the surveillance state is totally corrupt. The world is worse than insane, it is evil.  I just didn’t realize it before because I didn’t want to believe it, certainly not because of a lack of evidence proving that it was. It is not new either. To claim that the world suddenly became evil ignores over 4,000 years of recorded history. So much for surveillance ending corruption and evil, it has escalated and assisted it. Obviously, most people also choose not to believe that the world is evil, because most people end up having children. It is cognitive dissonance and psy-opping. Oh, nevermind the bombs going off all over the world, nevermind the intentional abuse, most people are nice. No, they really aren’t. People would have stopped it by now, after over 4,000 years if MOST people were nice. They just aren’t, unfortunately!

    • Agree: Sya Beerens
    • Replies: @anonymous
  149. anon[447] • Disclaimer says:

    I give up. You are not going to publish me anyway. All I wanted to say to Disclaimer was:
    ‘Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars.
    From the article you reference:
    ‘Bridenstine added that “a sustainable presence” on the moon will eventually pave the way for astronauts to take their “first steps on the Red Planet,” referring to NASA’s future mission to Mars. ‘
    Are you sure you want to land a boatload of batshit crazy feminists on Mars? What about interplanetary peace? What about intergalactic peace?
    Hung for a lamb as a sheep?
    Do you think that will fly in the next galaxy?
    ‘Beam me up xRrrAhwooDinnaDinnaFooFlippers, there is no intelligent life on this planet!’

    But apparently it is now illegal to make fun of crazy feminists (who were all created in this ‘Modern Age’ by a certain subset of humanity) becuz it is not ‘the way, the life, and the eternal truth.’
    Have a drink sometime and at least smile at the absolute shit we are all being fed.

    • Replies: @anon
  150. anon[447] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    On a serious note there is no question in my mind that many innocent women in countries like India, faiths like Islam, poverty like China have definitely been oppressed and murdered.
    But why pile it on my head like I am responsible for the whole kadooddle?
    Oh yeah, it’s because I am a courteous and largely defenseless white male who happened to do alright for himself and largely doesn’t want any problems. Largely.
    I am not Shakespeare with his ‘take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them.’ End yourself, you faggoty whisp of history. (he was talking about suicide)
    After that it gets pretty complicated so I wish you well dealing with a lot of people who would like to usurp your rights to a fair and honest life.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  151. @Biff

    We are talking about thee most brazen pack of hypocrites, but charging Trump with war crimes with Obama, Bush, Clinton’s, and Dick Cheney just standing around just might be a bridge too far.

    Well we’ve got to start somewhere, right? And charging Trump with war crimes would be particularly appropriate for several reasons:

    (1) With Russia’s involvement in Syria, and with Russia and China being allies of Iran, and with his constant provocations which have escalated tensions with Russia and China, he is flirting with WW3.

    (2) During his first presidential campaign he presented himself as being against Mideast wars and nation building. He claimed he wanted to cooperate with Russia for example. He gave speeches where he promised diplomacy. He said things like:

    “We’re getting out of the nation-building business and instead focusing on creating stability in the world. Our moments of greatest strength came when politics ended at the water’s edge.

    We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China. We have serious differences with these two nations, and must regard them with open eyes, but we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests.

    Our goal is peace and prosperity, not war and destruction. The best way to achieve those goals is through a disciplined, deliberate and consistent foreign policy.

    However, unlike other candidates for the presidency, war and aggression will not be my first instinct. You cannot have a foreign policy without diplomacy. A superpower understands that caution and restraint are really truly signs of strength.”

    And as we’ve seen all of it was a lie. Trump’s whole campaign was a calculated bait-and-switch fraud. In order to win the election the con man had to steal votes from antiwar voters such as myself just the same as if he’d rigged voting machines.

    Trump is a lying, mass-murdering, psychotic, psychopathic, traitorous, Israel-first, America-last hard core militant zionist extremist.

    • Agree: vot tak
    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Wally
  152. Dago dingo says: • Website

    What a factually correct, brilliant article. Good work!

  153. @restless94110

    So what the President of the United States is irrelevant? Got it.

    Apparently you don’t get it because I was obviously referring to Trump’s statement about Nixon firing people. I’m sorry that it went over your head.

    And in support of his claims we’ve seen him commit illegal, unconstitutional war crimes and get away with it. And we’ve seen him brazenly violate the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and get away with it.

    So you only hear one half of Trump’s interview?

    As usual, you’re not making much sense.

    We have seen him commit nothing you describe. You are delusional.

    Yes WE have seen him commit war crimes and violate the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4392058/Kremlin-tells-one-step-war.html

    https://www.liberationnews.org/u-s-breaks-international-law-seizing-venezuelan-embassy-and-arresting-guests/

    https://www.rt.com/news/405459-russian-consulate-san-francisco-blacksmith/

    Apparently you’re psychotic. just like your evil orange messiah.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  154. ziggurat says:
    @Socrates

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the jew traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely …
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC)

    Did he actually write “jew traitor”?

    On this site, it has the same quote, except without the word “jew”. Was it edited to remove “jew”?
    https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/cicero-treason-from-within.html

    Apparently, there was an effort to censor Mark Twain:

    Twain’s opinion on the Jews is probably the best-kept secret in American literary history. Immediately after his death, his eccentric daughter Clara married—or was married by—the Jewish piano player, Ossip Galbrilowitsch. Twain’s publishers were given speedy instructions to delete “Concerning the Jews” from the collected works, where it had appeared in the book The Man that Corrupted Hadleybury & Other Stories.
    https://biblebelievers.org.au/repute.htm

    Speaking of concentration, Dr. Herzl has a clear insight into the value of that. Have you heard of his plan? He wishes to gather the Jews of the world together in Palestine, with a government of their own—under the suzerainty of the Sultan, I suppose. At the Convention of Berne, last year, there were delegates from everywhere, and the proposal was received with decided favour. I am not the Sultan, and I am not objecting; but if that concentration of the cunningest brains in the world were going to be made in a free country (bar Scotland), I think it would be politic to stop it. It will not be well to let that race find out its strength. If the horses knew theirs, we should not ride any more.

    “Concerning the Jews” from:
    “The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories”
    By Mark Twain
    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3251/3251-h/3251-h.htm#link2H_4_0008

    Here is a warning from Voltaire:

    They are, all of them, born with raging fanaticism in their hearts, just as the Bretons and the Germans are born with blond hair. I would not be in the least bit surprised if these people would not some day become deadly to the human race.” (Lettres de Memmius a Ciceron, 1771)
    https://biblebelievers.org.au/repute.htm

    EMERSON, RALPH WALDO:

    EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. 19th century American philosopher, poet. “The sufferance which is the badge of the Jew has made him, in these days, the ruler of the rulers of the earth. (Fate an essay)
    https://biblebelievers.org.au/repute.htm

    • Thanks: Druid55
    • Replies: @Socrates
  155. Miro23 says:
    @Art

    The English speaking Anglo states – UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia are all being run into the ground by their Jew rulers.

    The big media and banking in all those countries are controlled by the Jews.

    All of the above is fact.

    Agreed about media and government. The core of it was the British Empire that extended to all these places. The British Empire is now defunct, but central London is still full of vast Imperial buildings designed to run that Empire that no longer exists. Sadly it also has its public schools educating young gentlemen for that lost world, and the self same 19th century class system designed to protect an elite of Imperial administrators. Now these administrators have to deal with decrepit working class Northern England – which doesn’t really interest them at all.

    To move forward, Great Britain has to do a very difficult thing. It needs to forget its Imperial past and study the reality of its position today. The same goes for the United States, Canada , New Zealand and Australia. The US for example, has more power than the UK although it’s on the same downwards track. It has untenable Imperial commitments that were once very profitable but are now a big losers.

    The idea is that you can’t realistically move forward without a unbiased assessment of where you are today – and this includes a clear view of the organized Jewish attempt to gain power and dominate the Anglo world. Their final aim is absolute power (ref. Bolshevik Russia after 1917) so the last thing they’re interested in is an unbiased assessment of their subversion.

    • Replies: @Art
  156. vot tak says:
    @Beckow

    “eastern Med doesn’t have a way to deliver gas to Europe”

    Right now, true. But the fields are also in early stages of development, heavily disputed with regard to ownership and israeli dream of dominating this regions energy resources remains a dream. This is why I said this is a long term goal. How to get gas from east Med. fields to europe? Simple, pipelines. These are in the planning stage right now:

    Congress Quietly Adopts Exxon Mobil-Backed Law Promoting New Gas Pipeline, Arms to Cyprus

    https://theintercept.com/2020/02/06/congress-exxon-mobil-eastmed-pipeline-cyprus/

    “The legislative text, mirroring a bill that has circulated in Congress over the last year, promises a range of U.S. assistance for the development of natural gas resources off the coasts of Israel and Cyprus, including support for constructing pipelines and liquified natural gas terminals and the creation of a United States-Eastern Mediterranean Energy Center in the region run by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    In response, the legislative text also repeals the prohibition of weapons transfers to Cyprus put in place in 1987, promotes greater U.S military assistance to Greece and Cyprus, and instructs the U.S. to maintain its newly situated predator drone fleet in the region. The omnibus includes provisions from the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act, legislation introduced in the House and Senate last year.

    On January 2, leaders of Israel, Greece, and Cyprus appeared together to sign a trilateral deal to build a new $6.7 billion pipeline to bring gas from offshore fields in Israel and Cyprus to Greece, Italy, and Bulgaria. The new EastMed pipeline could transport as much as 20 billion cubic meters of gas to those countries annually, pitched as a way to lessen Russian and Turkish energy influence in the region.”

    This is just the beginning of what they are planning.

    “Russia could stop transit through Ukraine tomorrow and switch to LNG and existing underwater pipelines.”

    No they could not. The pipeline transit volumes are far less than what can be shipped through the ukraine. LNG can not replace the ukraine transit due to cost and lack of infrastructure. NS2 will lessen reliance on the ukraine route, but still lacks the volume to totally replace it. These 2 articles provide some useful info about this:

    Nord Stream 2 dampens gas prices in Europe

    https://www.ewi.uni-koeln.de/en/news/nord-stream-2-dampens-gas-prices-in-europe/

    Russian capacity to get gas into Europe

    https://timera-energy.com/russian-capacity-to-get-gas-into-europe/

    It’s not just practical economics and transit volume needs behind Russia’s use of the ukrainian transit. It’s geopolitics, as well. The Russians realize the ukraine will not be run by zionazi-nazi quislings forever and is planning for the time after their demise.

    • Replies: @Beckow
  157. Miro23 says:
    @Beckow

    – the coup against Erdogan failed, probably one of the 2-3 biggest events of the last decade.

    Agree with this. The CIA flunked it, the same as they did with Venezuela Regime Change. Syria was different – Russia got involved. In Ukraine they succeeded but lost Crimea, and the current Belorussian effort doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. The Hong Kong “colour revolution” also looks irrelevant.

    The stand out, is that Regime Change subversion is clearly the chosen ZioGlob methodology – combining the CIA with their dominance of the Western MSM and most of Western politics.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
    , @Beckow
  158. Miro23 says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    The U.S. dollar may cease to be used to clear international transactions, but if you are waiting for it to collapse, you may wait a very long time.

    The dollar will not collapse.

    Well, there’s collapse and complete collapse. The world’s reserve currency up to 1914 was the pound sterling and Great Britain was the world’s leading manufacturing and trading nation (at least up to 1870). The British Empire ended with WW1 /WW2 and Indian independence (1947). The pound sterling lost its reserve status (to the US dollar) then fell from £ 1 = $ 4 (1946) to £ 1 = $ 1.6 (1978) which is a 60% devaluation.

    A complete collapse would be a Weimar type situation that’s not out of the question. Great Britain went for post war austerity at great social cost but did pay off its debts. Alternatively, the US may renege on its debts (example Chinese held Treasuries) and continue to print money Weimar style (current QE4) until it’s obvious to everyone that the debts will never be repaid = a catastrophic loss of confidence in the US dollar.

  159. anon[212] • Disclaimer says:
    @ElCristeroAmericano

    You missed out Iraq and Afghanistan.

  160. yurivku says:
    @haha

    On the international stage, Russia and US fight over kills like lions and hyenas.

    it’s interesting who’s hyena on your pic? But I will correct you, US’s hyenas trying desperatlely get some meat from Russian Bear, which on his turn currently just surprisingly looking at them.

  161. yurivku says:
    @Squid

    I’m aware of, simply can’t help himself when it comes to the Poles. Is it genetic?

    No, not genetic, it’s just simple truth.

    Yes, I’m ethnically Polish. Hate away.

    There’s no need to hate, despise will be just enough.

  162. yurivku says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    there is no reason whatsoever for the United States to be involved. Work it out yourselves, guys!

    Agree ,but get the fvck out with your troops from Poland firstly, guys!

  163. GMC says:
    @Petermx

    It’s a pretty strange world and trying to tell the bad guys from good guys, it can change after reading the wrong article too – lol I see what Putin, Medvedev and others have has done here in Crimea and it’s a big plus – I never wanted to live in another super power country, after the huge problems in the States, but our little destiny’s are out of our hands. Everyone here loves Putin and is grateful , not to be part of Kyiv anymore . The kids, teenagers here have always been 100% respectful and I’ve never seen a gang or that kind of problem. Maybe the young ones in Moscow and saint Petersburg are more manipulated by guys like Navalny { a Yale Man} or the Ukies and such but they don’t understand that Putin and most decent leaders, have to deal with the Corporations, Oligarchs, Zionists, and all the other players. Does Putin murder people? I’d say if there was a hit out, it would be a unanimous decision by more that just him, but we’ve seen alot of Russians hit, in the past 5 years – over a hundred , so …. Spacibo Pete.

    • Thanks: Petermx
  164. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Chet Roman

    Cotton was an officer in the Army and a combat veteran, and a graduate of Harvard Law. I’ll take him over perverts like Adam Schiff and the other seditionists.

    This makes his selling out to the Zionists and ceding American foreign policy to Israel all the more reprehensible and disturbing.

    • Agree: Realist
  165. @Squid

    Hate away? You’re doing nicely. Looking at it from far away the eternal aggressive Polish hatred of Russia looks to me religious, the peculiar childhood indoctrination that’s a mark of the Roman Pope’s Church. Eternally at war, forever pressing against a country that has the impertinence to be Orthodox, so not under Papal rule.

    But as I said, that’s how it looks from a distance. Just guessing.

    • Replies: @Robert Konrad
    , @RegretLeft
  166. put the spite woman Soros in jail and all antifa,etc ends

  167. Realist says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    The U.S. dollar may cease to be used to clear international transactions, but if you are waiting for it to collapse, you may wait a very long time.

    The dollar will not collapse.

    If it loses 90% of it value…that will be enough to drive gold through the roof.

  168. Realist says:
    @restless94110

    Your continued use of the word Dude demonstrate that you are not a serious adult from the right side of the curve.

    The opinion of stupid bastards that believe this country is governed by a democratic republic…are important to me.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  169. Realist says:
    @Chet Roman

    I still don’t like his foreign policy but he is right on many domestic issues and I would vote for him in a heart beat against any of the Democrat anti-white, anti-Christian candidates.

    It’s swell that you think voting in this country makes a difference…in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t. The two parties are just two sides of the Deep State coin.

    Also, the term “pencil neck” is defined by the Urban Dictionary: Is a pussy. You know, lack’s bravery, courage and shit. Cotton was an officer in the Army and a combat veteran, and a graduate of Harvard Law.

    The first definition is: Has a neck as thin as a pencil. Is used as an insult on anyone though…and he fills that bill.
    I am unaware of the bravery required to graduate from Harvard.

    I’ll take him over perverts like Adam Schiff and the other seditionists.

    That is a false dilemma.

  170. @Petermx

    This stupid line again.

    Britain was not defeated. You can only offer terms to the defeated.

    This happened to France.

    The thought that this “would be the case” 80 years later is deluded counterfactual nonsense.

    • Replies: @Petermx
    , @Petermx
  171. We need a new system of government that properly represents the traditional American Nation and excludes the foreign and criminal elements.

  172. Yet the Empire still refuses to deal with Russia in any other way except insults, bullying, threats, accusations, sanctions, and constant sabre-rattling. This has never, and I mean never, worked in the past, and it won’t work in the future. But, apparently, NATO generals simply cannot comprehend that insanity can be defined as “doing the same thing over and over again, while hoping to achieve different results”.

    What on earth else would you expect from a general? The problem isn’t the generals: the problem is the decision that they should be the ones to conduct diplomacy. Tell the generals to mind their armies, and hand diplomacy over to actual diplomats.

  173. @Harold Smith

    Oh so you were referring to Trump’s statement about how Nixon’s firing people did not work out so well for Nixon? Since that counters your argument, I don’t know why you would focus on that, but hey, you’re on some kind of wobbly roll, so knock yourself out.

    As for the “war crimes,” you truly aren’t making any sense at all. Only a delusional TDS sufferer would claim that about Trump after the numberless war crimes committed by both Obama and Bush II.

    Yes WE have seen the psychotically deluded on show for 4 years now. All that can said at this point is: get help to get better.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  174. @Realist

    Your continued use of the word Dude demonstrate that you are not a serious adult from the right side of the curve.

    What a perfect illustration of the ad hominem logical fallacy. Which is

    Ad hominem means “against the man,” and this type of fallacy is sometimes called name calling or the personal attack fallacy. This type of fallacy occurs when someone attacks the person instead of attacking his or her argument.

    =======

    The opinion of stupid bastards that believe this country is governed by a democratic republic…are important to me.

    Well that’s apparent.. My opinions of the reality of American life must be very important to you, since you keep replyin to them, dude.

    • Replies: @Realist
  175. roberto1 says:
    @El Dato

    And, doesn’t seem to ever actually kill anyone.

  176. Johan says:

    “What is especially amazing to me is that these EU imbeciles apparently don’t care that without North Stream 2 they will have to purchase US gas, at much higher prices, which will make the EU economy less effective than the US one. ”

    In The Netherlands, a country which itself has gas fields (though limited), there is an official policy to forbid gas. This country has a very extensive gas infrastructure network (and know how), comprising of about the whole country, and they are intent to get rid of the whole of it, for the sake of the human climate change hoax, pushing other forms of energy (wind, solar panels, even going back to wood burning). This is going to cost a huge, huge amount of money, gigantic investments have to be made in other forms of energy, including a vast expansion of the capacity of the providers of electricity. It is going to be a failure, already being a failure.
    Also in Belgium they started talking about it (media prostitutes pushing it, preparing the minds), prophetizing that Belgium inevitably will go in the same direction. Now, the Netherlands originally is a country of pragmatists, a pragmatic spirit rules the people, and they are commercially clever, so you can imagine the enormous power of this climate change cult, the most amazing things are pushed, the latter being a euphemistic expression of some sort.

    The EU is governed by a human caused climate change hoax cult, as well as several of its members states.

  177. padre says:

    You ain’t seen nothing yet!

  178. Caryl says: • Website

    Yes–though I think the difference between this and previous suicidal empires is the level of absurdity and lack of groundedness. Modernity has produced soulless people who possess technology and stupendous means of destruction. What does this mean, soullessness? It means the refusal of limits, not living in time, not having patience, not taking anything seriously because there is no sacred, not having manners or respect for traditions or superiors–(or not having superiors)–in other words a bland flat-lined horizon, living without distinctions. I suppose the end result of this is the desire to self-destruct. Man is a spiritual being, not a “natural” one–and without a vision, without the means to develop a coherent thought, man perishes.
    The result? Look at how the AI and vaccine people are rushing to fill the void occupied by the soulless–just replace them with beings who never had the possibility of soul to begin with. This would be a comedy if it weren’t alreadya tragedy.

    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @Johan
  179. anonymous[252] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art

    The English speaking Anglo states – UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia are all being run into the ground by their Jew rulers.

    The sinister “5 eyes.”

    If a movie was made with a villainous entity called the “5 eyes,” we would be applauding the choice. In the real world, it is treated as so normal, and benign. Lol!

    A pox on them all.

    • Thanks: Art
  180. anonymous[252] • Disclaimer says:
    @No Friend Of The Devil

    The problem for the most part has been the satanic whitevil race. They are convinced that they are demigods, and everything in the world belongs to them.

    The problem gets compounded when this satanic race seems to have dazzled the other self-perceived lower races.

    When everybody tries to ape the “demigod” race, one finds that the world has become Hell on earth.

    • Replies: @Majority of One
  181. @restless94110

    Oh so you were referring to Trump’s statement about how Nixon’s firing people did not work out so well for Nixon? Since that counters your argument, I don’t know why you would focus on that, but hey, you’re on some kind of wobbly roll, so knock yourself out.

    You’re really beating your strawman to death, aren’t you? It’s become a gruesome spectacle; please stop.

    At issue is Trump’s apparent “right” TO DO WHATEVER HE WANTS TO DO AS PRESIDENT (including the “right” to fire people at will); not the potential consequences of making the decision to assert that “right” e.g. by firing someone in some particular case. Capiche?

    Whether or not Nixon’s firing of people did or did not “work out too well” in some sense according to Trump’s subjective opinion is completely irrelevant to the issue of Trump’s or Nixon’s “right” or “authority” to do so in the first place.

    Why not just accept that you were wrong and move on?

    “As for the “war crimes,” you truly aren’t making any sense at all. Only a delusional TDS sufferer would claim that about Trump after the numberless war crimes committed by both Obama and Bush II.”

    What doesn’t make any sense at all is your absurd refusal to accept the generally accepted fact that on April 7, 2017, your evil orange messiah committed a war crime when he launched an unprovoked cruise missile attack on the Shayrat airbase in Syria whereupon he mass-murdered 14 people, injuring many more; with women and children among the casualties.

    I’m sorry but your refusal to accept indisputable facts reflects poorly on you, not on me.

    https://www.rt.com/news/383968-civilians-killed-syria-airbase-attack/

    “Yes WE have seen the psychotically deluded on show for 4 years now. All that can said at this point is: get help to get better.”

    Please speak English.

    BTW here’s your evil orange messiah claiming that he is “probably entitled” to more than two terms as president:

    • Replies: @restless94110
  182. Realist says:
    @restless94110

    Well that’s apparent.. My opinions of the reality of American life must be very important to you, since you keep replyin to them, dude.

    Look up the word sar·casm.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  183. anonymous[252] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    On a serious note there is no question in my mind that many innocent women in countries like India, faiths like Islam, poverty like China have definitely been oppressed and murdered.

    If we are talking about faiths, then even a low-IQ idiot should be able to see that it is the Chrizzie faith (primarily of the whitevil kind) which has been the most unabashed about its barbarism. History is right there screaming to be read and comprehended.

    If you can’t see that, then you are either totally retarded, with no control over your cognitive senses (in which case, my commiserations), or you are simply a most deceitful lowlife mofer. I think it is the latter.

    Whitevil Chrizzie barbarism may be euphemistically called “humanitarianism” in this bizzaro world, but facts, at least for those who choose to see it, can’t be obfuscated away… like you are attempting here.

    As far as Islam oppressing women, don’t you find it strange that the many choosing to revert to Islam are indeed women? That should be one of the wonders of the world.

    Go and chew on all that you pagan godless scum.

    • Troll: VinnyVette
  184. Beckow says:
    @vot tak

    …The pipeline transit volumes are far less than what can be shipped through the ukraine. LNG can not replace the ukraine transit due to cost and lack of infrastructure.

    I never said at the same price. Sure, LNG will almost always be more expensive. But last time I checked the price is paid by the buyer. If the gas through Ukraine is removed from the market, prices would go up – all sellers would benefit. Russia could do it. They don’t do it in a forlorn hope that Ukraine will again be a friend one day. That could take a long time and who needs friends like that?

    East-Med is a long-term game, 10-12 years. Its impact on NS2 is minor, although I agree it is there – these guys in Washington are not very good with strategy and seem oblivious to the time element. They have a ‘high time preference‘ mentality – they prefer two donuts at night to one next morning. It might have something to do with living for generations in a land of plenty. And the warm weather.

    Other than inertia and helpless anger what is behind Washington NS2 moves is an attempt to prevent NS3 or more – in that they are succeeding. And as proper high time preference people it makes them very happy. Just like the joyful Sub-saharans, why care about the future?

    • Replies: @vot tak
  185. Men are cunts. We are war mongering greedy perverted alcoholic ego-centric cunts. Women should be in charge.

    • Replies: @Poco
  186. About the only part remaining to be filled in this article is naming DaRulingClass.
    As in – Who dey?

    The War on Terror? No – It’s actually a war on world trade – by America!

    https://crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-war-on-terror-no-its-actuallya-war.html

    A complete study on the subject using input from many different authors and takes time to read.
    No – I did not write it – just connected DaDots!

  187. Miro23 says:
    @Caryl

    Modernity has produced soulless people who possess technology and stupendous means of destruction. What does this mean, soullessness? It means the refusal of limits, not living in time, not having patience, not taking anything seriously because there is no sacred, not having manners or respect for traditions or superiors–(or not having superiors)–in other words a bland flat-lined horizon, living without distinctions. I suppose the end result of this is the desire to self-destruct. Man is a spiritual being, not a “natural” one–and without a vision, without the means to develop a coherent thought, man perishes.

    Agreed. In other words, non-stop bread and circuses is the end of the line.

  188. @Miro23

    It is a real irony–the CIA only seems to work successfully when it violates its charters and intervenes in domestic politics–they got rid of JFK successfully (after botching most foreign assassinations) and established total dominance over domestic mass media (while having mixed results at best when they meddled in the mass media around the world).

    They also excel at lying to Congress–since none of their liars every go to jail for perjury.

  189. That is wishful thinking.

    When (not IF) Biden wins, the Neocons WILL show you that they are almighty.

    THEY have the money, and Silicon Valley is going to help them.

    Neither Putin nor Russia can help us.

    I honestly am afraid of Biden and the Neocons. Just look how the Billionaires of the USA are able to interfere EVERYWHERE. They don’t care if millions die. They have won for the past 100 years, and are mightier than ever.

    🙁

  190. @metternich

    At least this time he stopped short of ranting about his “Orthodox God.” That is quite an accomplishment for the Saker.

  191. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    You’re absolutely right, even though, as you say, you observe the Polish folly from a long distance. I don’t. I observe it from an intimate distance.

    Poles have long been among the most russophobic peoples in the world. Today Polish russophobia is a suicidal pathology. No time here to present a detailed analysis; suffice it to say that Poles’ extreme, nationalistic catholicism is the main culprit. Poles are so blinded by their hatred of Russia that they cannot even identify their worst enemies, for example, the fanatical russophobic Polish dictator, Marshal Piłsudski, whose disastrous war against Russia in 1920 turned out to have catastrophic consequences for the Polish state. And yet, most Poles worship Piłsudski as among the greatest Polish heroes. (Even though he was actually partly Lithuanian and Jewish.) These people will never distinguish fact from myth because they wouldn’t be able to live without myths any more.

    Needless to say, Poles are not the only pathological russophobes. To be American today is also to be russophobic.

  192. anon[454] • Disclaimer says:
    @xaxi

    Lol then maybe you should go back and read it again for you missed it which is normal.!!!!!!

  193. Miro23 says:

    The Venezuelan CIA coup was something to see.

    “You’re not going to take out Maduro with 300 hungry, untrained men,” said Ephraim Mattos, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who trained some of the would-be combatants in first aid.

    This bizarre, untold story of a call to arms that crashed before it launched is drawn from interviews with more than 30 Maduro opponents and aspiring freedom fighters who were directly involved in or familiar with its planning. Most spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing retaliation.

    A few weeks later, some soldiers and politicians involved in the failed rebellion retreated to the JW Marriott in Bogota, Colombia. The hotel was a center of intrigue among Venezuelan exiles. For this occasion, conference rooms were reserved for what one participant described as the “Star Wars summit of anti-Maduro goofballs” — military deserters accused of drug trafficking, shady financiers and former Maduro officials seeking redemption.

    Associated Press believe it or not: https://apnews.com/article/79346b4e428676424c0e5669c80fc310

    The new CIA installed President was supposed to be Obama lookalike Juan Guaidó, but the thing was such a washout that President Maduro (with a clear popular mandate) didn’t even bother to arrest him.

    But it did serve to show ZioGlob/CIA power over the West. Western governments immediately accepted Guiadó as the president of Venezuela – even Spain that knew what was going on.

    • Replies: @Herald
  194. Beckow says:
    @Miro23

    …Regime Change subversion…

    There are too few places left for a quick remote bombing victory. And US military knows how to kill, but cannot afford to be killed. That limits war-making.

    Buying foreigners has a downside: after Washington buys them they all want to move to the West with their rewards and that makes them largely useless in their home countries. Syrian democrat fighters sipping coffee in Istanbul while waiting for US or Canadian visas were just the latest fiasco.

    That only leaves massive media driven regime change. And that is running out of steam because the pattern has become too obvious. They might have to nuke someone to get back some respect.

  195. Poco says:
    @dave the rave

    Ah yes. If only the likes of Pelosi, Feinstein, Rodham, Albright, Tlaib, Occasional-Cortex could run things. Stupid. Women aren’t born with halos any more than men are.

  196. @Realist

    Look up the word moron.

    But it’s ok. I have never heard of any person of your persuasion who knows what sarcasm or satire even is.They constantly confuse snark with sarcasm.

    It’s actually a tell, I can tell by your snarky reply that you are Gen X.

    Your stuff is not sarcasm Gen X.. It’s snark.

    • Replies: @Realist
  197. @Harold Smith

    TL:DR

    Thanks though for spending 10 hours constructing this post. I hope your mom is relieved. Now you can mow the lawn as you’ve been promising her for months.

    Good luck on that, In the future I would advise you post very short replies that can be responded to. It’s not just about you, bubby.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  198. anon[454] • Disclaimer says:
    @Realist

    Your right but after reading over his many post he’s to damn dumb to understand what your saying which makes me think he’s one of the many trolls who infest this site,its better not to engage with idiots because they will only wear you down and defeat you with their stupidity,!!!!

    • Agree: Realist
  199. Wally says:
    @Harold Smith

    said:
    “Trump is a lying, mass-murdering, psychotic, psychopathic, traitorous, Israel-first, America-last hard core militant zionist extremist.”

    – Get over it Hillary, you lost.

    BTW, read comment #102 and insert your other foot.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  200. Wally says:
    @Harold Smith

    said:
    “Trump is a lying, mass-murdering, psychotic, psychopathic, traitorous, Israel-first, America-last hard core militant zionist extremist.”

    – Get over it Hillary, you lost.

  201. Rubicon says:

    A Correction Needed:
    An ancient Greek would not attribute “GOD.” Instead, those ancients believed in multiple gods.

    Moreover, it’s incorrect to identify Euripedes as the author of that quote.
    Lot’s attribute it to biblical times, or something dreamt up during Western medieval times.

    Some experts sense that quote goes far, far deeper into very ancient times; even before the Greeks.

  202. @restless94110

    Thanks though for spending 10 hours constructing this post.

    Well it certainly didn’t take “hours” but thanks for thanking me, chumpy.

    And BTW, thanks for taking time away from painting swastikas on your front door to share some of your psychotic episodes with the UNZ readership; it was entertaining if nothing else.

    • Thanks: Robert Konrad
    • Replies: @restless94110
  203. vot tak says:
    @Beckow

    “I never said at the same price. Sure, LNG will almost always be more expensive. But last time I checked the price is paid by the buyer. If the gas through Ukraine is removed from the market, prices would go up – all sellers would benefit. Russia could do it.”

    Another guardianista troll.

  204. Kapyong says:
    @Anonymous

    ” insanity can be defined as ‘doing the same thing over and over again, while hoping to achieve different results.’ ”

    Nonsense.
    The modern definitions of various insanities fill a big book.

    This is a quote dubiously attributed to Albert Einstein, and it’s a perfect example of the fallacious Argument to Authority – trusting someone who is a famous authority but outside their field.

    It’s obviously bollocks, but gets repeated endlessly and unthinkingly.

  205. @Wally

    Get over it Hillary, you lost.

    Why make me (and the Unz readership) a party to your pillow talk? It’s really none of our business.

    “BTW, read comment #102 and insert your other foot.”

    Well I don’t much care for the silly things you say, but there probably isn’t any more room in your butt for any more feet, right?

  206. vot tak says:

    Do you have a blue 6 pointed star tatoo’d on your very wide arse, wally? If not, why not? Think about your male friends (correction: rented by the hour male “friends”) who are not getting the proper message…. 😀

  207. vot tak says:

    AstraZeneca’s ‘Discrepancies’ in Vaccine Trial Accounts Spark Questions

    https://sputniknews.com/world/202009271080587981-astrazenecas-discrepancies-in-vaccine-trial-spark-questions-/

    “Despite pressure to carry out further studies after two cases of serious illness, British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has already resumed trials of its COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, Brazil, India, and South Africa, although the tests are still on hold in the US amid concerns from the National Institutes of Health.

    As US health authorities show reluctance to allow pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to resume clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine, a plethora of questions remain unanswered regarding the neurological illnesses reportedly suffered by study participants after they received injections of the experimental vaccine.

    Earlier in September AstraZeneca and its partner, the University of Oxford, announced two neurological illnesses registered by the volunteers in their tests.

    They subsequently offered various accounts of the sick trial subjects which, instead of allaying concerns, seemed to generate more questions.”

    The zionazi-gay colonial propaganda freakshow has been attacking the Russian vaccine for Covid-19 nonstop. The motivation behind this is obvious. The zionazi vaccines are based upon monkey genetic material (like pretty much everything rightwing, perhaps the thinking here in psychoville is these monkey vaccines will cure only their own ;-D )
    The Russian vaccine is based upon human genetics.

    Then there is that capitalist profit and monopoly motive dominating the zpc/nwo.

    Then there is the zpc/nwo future plans where they see themselves running everything in their colonies, absolutely everything.

  208. anon[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    save yourselves lazy, effete, devililish wimps.

    go out into the streets you lily livered 300 million ordinary american folk. who can stand against you if you do!!!

  209. Okay, we’ve got a trend here, maybe even an incipient tradition. This is at least the second Unz Review article in the past two weeks to begin with a fake quote, the other being Mike Whitney’s article “Treason”, that begins with the fake Cicero quote that’s repeated again on this very thread in #70 and #160. Why do this? Do these authors really think that using fictional “quotes” makes them more credible? Maybe that’s true, but if you’re going to lie, why not lie big? Why not attribute the quote to Hitler, or Stalin, or Mao? Much more impressive. On the other hand, Euripides is in many ways ideal. He’s little more than a name to most people, but use of his name lends a veneer of sophistication, profundity, and antiquity to what may otherwise be a problematic thesis. Hilariously, it insinuates that the author is an educated man who has read the works of Euripides, and also flatters his readers by insinuating that they, too, are familiar with his writings. Of course, the evident fact that neither is true is a mere detail; a noisome inconvenience.

    But is the saying itself true? Does “God” (or “the gods” in some variants) destroy men by first driving them insane? I doubt it. Eventually everyone is destroyed, but not everyone is driven insane first. Also, since the definition of sanity is normative, it’s logically impossible for everyone to be insane, because what most people are doing is the very definition of sanity.

    • Agree: Robert Konrad
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  210. @Harold Smith

    Swastikas, schmastikas. I like these crazy-nasty touches you polish your “brilliant” comments with: chumpy; painting swastikas.

    They are very revealing.

    And still. You are not able to just keep your points short and succinct.

    In fact, when challenged to do so, you just call names and throw insults.

    Very revealing.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  211. Art says:
    @Miro23

    The idea is that you can’t realistically move forward without a unbiased assessment of where you are today – and this includes a clear view of the organized Jewish attempt to gain power and dominate the Anglo world

    The assessment of the Jews is going negative in the American mind. In that poll – 44% of Americans say “Jews stick together.” That means that they stick together – against us.

    With this election, that negative percentage is only going to grow. The Big Jews – Soros, Bloomberg, and Zuckerberg – are openly making a spectacle of themselves – unethically twisting the 2020 election.

    It is time they are called out as Jews.

  212. Herald says:
    @Miro23

    ……even Spain that knew what was going on.

    I rather suspect that the rest of them, all cowards, knew exactly what was going on.

  213. vot tak says:

    This brought a smile:

    ‘Why didn’t you hand over power to Yellow Vests?’ Belarus’s Lukashenko tells Macron after French leader calls for his resignation

    https://www.rt.com/russia/501871-lukashenko-macron-belarus-protests/

    “The statement came after Macron said in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche that “it is clear that Lukashenko must go” because his “authoritarian administration” is unable to accept democracy.

    “Judging by his own logic, the French president should’ve himself resigned two years ago when the Yellow Vests started going out to the streets in Paris,” Lukashenko pointed out.

    The Belarusian president went on to note that, as well as the Yellow Vests, France also needs to deal with the Black Lives Matter movement as well as “Muslim protests” – apparently referring to the 2019 anti-Islamophobia demonstrations.

    Responding to Macron, Lukashenko quipped that Minsk is ready to provide a venue for negotiations on “a peaceful transition of power [from the French president] to any of the above-mentioned groups.”

    • Thanks: annamaria
  214. Realist says:
    @restless94110

    It’s actually a tell, I can tell by your snarky reply that you are Gen X.

    Well you got me there…how did you know? I am an early prototype Gen Xer…born in 1944.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  215. TheIdiot says:

    The Saker is a mouthpiece of Russian oligarchs and a “Voice of Putin”.
    Just like the Western MSM are nothing more than a Speaker for the 0,001% in the West.

    The only difference between Russia and Western oligarchs is that
    the former are trying to protect their loot of the 1990s, whilst
    the latter are trying to increase theirs by breaking up and appropriating (stealing) whatever is left of USSR and its former allies, as well as continuously replacing non-capitalist social services with for-profit relationships.

    The looting of Eastern Europe by Western oligarchs should have been a blueprint for the loot of Russia: “takeover of national industries in the absence of a local oligarchy by bribing local political elites” or so called NATO and EU Drang nach Osten.

    This did not work for Russia because political elites became themselves very quickly the new oligarchs of Russia and former USSR republics. All of it is absolutely relevant, but totally omitted by The Saker.

    Imperialism is marked not by the madness, as Saker would like us to believe, but by the continuous struggle of the oligarchs (of any nationality) for new markets, new domestic and overseas possessions; divide, grab, steal, re-divide etc. Something the Saker does not tell you, but knows himself as a good as any decent soviet schoolboy from the “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism”.

    Everything else – cold and hot wars, finished or unfinished, virus or vaccine, 9/11 or JFK, is just a continuation of that struggle for those new possessions, continuation of that policy by other means, incl. (Clausewitz), but not limited to War.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  216. @Realist

    Ah so that is the problem!!

    You are not even a Boomer.. I forget what they call you–too young to be Silent Gen, too old to be Boomer.

    But you are about Biden’s age so maybe we could call your Generation the Alzheimer’s Gen?

    Well you got me there, old timer. I suspect that you might have been watching years of Rachel Maddow though. She does the snark thing every moment of every show.

    But I still stand by my assessment of your previous reply. But more, you clearly weren’t being sarcastic, you were just being mean and calling names.

    One of the definitions of sarcasm is:

    the use of irony to mock or convey contempt

    But there was no irony in your reply. Plenty of contempt though.

    OTOH, one of the definitions of snark is:

    snide and sharply critical comments.

    That would more closely describe your reply.

    Now that you know the difference, my advice would be: watch less Maddow.

    • Replies: @Realist
  217. annamaria says:
    @TheIdiot

    While you are on your high horse, tell us how many wars of aggression does the Russian Federation wage? How come that Snowden was lucky to escape to the RF while Assange was too naive re ‘western democracy on the march’ and thus decided to stay in the UK where he has been enjoying the legally-conducted torture (see The Lancet).
    Sure, Russia has a lot of blood-sucking mega parasites, yet the country has been recovering from the amazing Harward wisdom imposed under the sympathetic eye of Yeltsin in the 90-s.
    One more time for you, how many wars of aggression has Russia conducted during the last 20 years? How many sanctions has Russia imposed on other countries to wrack their economy? How many idiotic Skripals’ affairs and such has the RF run to please mega-war profiteers?
    Netflix has presented a propaganda film the White Helmets, and the Hollywood ‘elites’ immediately awarded the fraudsters with Oscar. Same Netflix has presented a cheerleading film on child pornography. Next came Tristan Harris (a smooth operator for the empire) with a film about the perils of the alternative media, for which he was feted by some heads of states. The oh-so ethical Tristan Harris prefers do not notice that the alternative media is a reaction to the institutionalized lies peddled by the NYT and other Atlantic Councils, whcih are in close cooperation with such ghastly organizations as Integrity Initiative.
    No wonder, the Atlantic Council loves Tristan Harris so much. https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/integrity-initiative-look-deep-state

  218. Realist says:
    @restless94110

    Plenty of contempt though.

    At least you’re not so fucking stupid that you mistake my opinion of you.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  219. @restless94110

    Swastikas, schmastikas. I like these crazy-nasty touches you polish your “brilliant” comments with: chumpy; painting swastikas.

    They are very revealing.

    Indeed they are; they reveal that I don’t take you seriously at all.

    You are not able to just keep your points short and succinct.

    You make comments here with the intent to deceive people (lurkers) and I have a moral and patriotic duty to refute your disingenuous BS. And that often requires a detailed reply e.g. including references.

    “In fact, when challenged to do so, you just call names and throw insults.”

    LOL! When “challenged”? Sorry but your absurd strawmen and denial of generally accepted facts hardly amount to a “challenge.”

    • Replies: @restless94110
  220. Saker, once more, proves he’s a fool. Another column that’s of a piece with his other mental meanderings.

    By the by, it will take far more than what Putin has to fight a real war.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  221. @Realist

    Like Don Henley has said:

    Have you noticed that an angry man
    Can only get so far
    Until he reconciles the way he thinks things ought to be
    With the way things are

    Sad to see an old man still spewing contempt and anger.

    It’s unbecoming, geezer. What you mad about anyway? At the end of your life? Wow.

  222. Ace says:
    @Anonymous

    Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents. A-234 is one agent in this class I understand. (Apparently it blankets the entire Syrian nation in a layer one inch deep.) I recall a source stating that it has low volatility and is slow to hydrolize compared to other agents in that class but, alas, I can’t put my finger on that reference in my highly organized research notes just now.

    Foreign Minister Lavrov has spoken of A-234 as having high volatility.

  223. @Harold Smith

    Indeed they are; they reveal that I don’t take you seriously at all

    So because you don’t take me seriously at all, you keep on responding? Sure, chumpy.

    You make comments here with the intent to deceive people (lurkers) and I have a moral and patriotic duty to refute your disingenuous BS. And that often requires a detailed reply e.g. including references.

    You have a patriotic duty to support the Bill of Rights. You have a right to refute whatever you want to. But my disingenuous (definition: not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really doe) BS does not qualify according to definition.

    Another massive failure to do anything but name call. You have no point of view other than you do not like my point of view.

    LOL! When “challenged”? Sorry but your absurd strawmen and denial of generally accepted facts hardly amount to a “challenge.”

    No one has the slightest idea what exactly is my “absurd strawmen” (plural!) and what these mysterious “generally accepted facts” are. Accepted generally by whom?

    You do know, don’t you, that you are just spouting nonsense, right?

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  224. Ace says:
    @El Dato

    As some wit observed in a comment at ZeroHedge, I think, “‘Novichok’ is the agent that doesn’t kill you but it makes you famous.”

  225. @Quartermaster

    You already reached the top of Grade 15. You can take a rest now.

    • Agree: annamaria
  226. @Squid

    I would generally take more of an interest in people who invite a proven aggressive enemy to station its troops and missilies on the people’s territory near my borders.

    Especially if those troops and missiles were too close for comfort to my capital and my country’s two main economic and cultural powerhouse cities.

    Stop enabling the military encirclement of Russia and THEN it will be their fault if they are “obsessed” with you.

    • Agree: annamaria, Miro23
  227. @restless94110

    More excuses and delay. No need to negotiate with the taliban. Withdraw our damn troops from Afghanistan already.

    As for NATO, I don’t want the governments of other NATO countries “paying more.” I want NATO disbanded, now, period.

    Now, an organization for increased formal coordination between the USA and the Russian Federation in our efforts to keep out illegal invaders (“illegal immigrants”), fight maritime piracy, kill islamist terrorists, reduce pollution, and deter and contain China, that’s something to consider.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  228. France
    United Kingdom
    Croatia
    Ireland
    Netherlands
    Germany

    Portugal
    Italy
    Greece
    Spain

    What persuaded Putin that the western version of animal pharma was run by cloven hooved oinkers

  229. Petermx says:
    @Johnny Rico

    Britain was bankrupt and with its back to the wall. The British army was thrown into the English Channel. Churchill had a choice, peace and keep his empire or war and destroy the Germans he hated and his own empire. He considered peace, but chose to pull the US into the war with Jewish help and he destroyed not just the hated Germans, but his own empire.

  230. Petermx says:
    @Johnny Rico

    It’s not complicated at all and important historians like David Irving and Pat Buchanan have said it. It’s only complicated for those that have problems with other simple problems and it’s not widely discussed because it is not in the interest of many that financially benefit still today from the war, receiving money every year. If it became widely discussed that Jews paid Churchill large sums of money to attack Germany, while Germany was saying it wanted peace, friendship and an alliance between the countries, many thinking Britons would resent losing their world power status, some would (and do) resent the Jews and would not look at Churchill as a hero. In fact many did not. He was voted out of office in 1945.

  231. @restless94110

    “So because you don’t take me seriously at all, you keep on responding? Sure, chumpy.”

    I “keep on responding” because you “keep on responding,” chumpy. (And on the upside, while you’re wasting time here you’re not peddling propaganda elsewhere, right)?

    You have a patriotic duty to support the Bill of Rights. You have a right to refute whatever you want to. But my disingenuous (definition: not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really doe) BS does not qualify according to definition.”

    LOL! First, what good is the “Bill of Rights” for example if your evil orange messiah starts a nuclear war (as it seems increasingly likely that he will if he is reelected)? Second, my patriotic and moral duty is as per my viewpoint, not yours.

    “Another massive failure to do anything but name call.”

    Or so you dishonestly claim, but let’s go back to the beginning. In your comment #78 you said that “Trump is not king of (sic) emperor. He cannot just decree something.”

    To which I replied “[w]ell Trump apparently disagrees with you,” citing Trump’s own documented statements to the effect that he can do whatever he wants to do as president.

    And in subsequent comments I went on to cite examples of Trump’s many illegal, unconstitutional, immoral and controversial actions such as attacking Syria, occupying Syria, stealing Syrian oil, seizing Russian and Venezuelan diplomatic property, exiting nuclear treaties, repudiating the JCPOA agreement, etc. all of which met no political opposition whatsoever and all of which therefore support his oft-repeated claim that he can do what ever he wants to do.

    So I’ve decisively refuted your claim. And as far as “name calling” is concerned, you act as if it was not you who began the discussion with an ad hominem attack; i.e., you called someone who disagrees with you “ignorant.”

    You have no point of view other than you do not like my point of view.

    I’ve proven your claim wrong; whether or not you can discern anything beyond that is irrelevant.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  232. Johan says:
    @Caryl

    Wel said.

    It need to be said though that the democratic ideology is the drive behind equalization. It’s creed of equality, but also the imposition of mass mediocrity over-rules and over-shouts anything brilliant or unique. It is mass mind which rules (actually mass mind by now is controlled and directed from the top), so it is all the base qualities and mediocrity ruling, ever going down in its level, producing ever more sameness.
    This sameness is then amplified by modern technology, boosted and ubiquitously present, over-shouting everything else.

    In our democracies, different from the ancient Greek ones, a modern Socrates would not have to fear for his life, he would not even be heard, he would be over-shouted by tons of aggressive mediocres, ridiculed by a society which is at the height of arrogance and unprecedentedly foolishly sure of itself to the extent that people with alternative views and new ideas would not even be listened to.
    If you are censored today, it means you are a mediocre, it is perfectly possible to distribute brilliant ideas, and new ideas today. A brilliant man, if he would be censored today, it would be because some idiot was shooting in the wild, accidentally hitting him.

    A society like this produces ever more sameness, product of mediocrity, it declines due to the rule of mass mind, it receives no new ideas and ideals from the brilliant, it obsesses over old ideas and ideals which in time get scaled down and obsessed over to the point of idiocy. Its ideals and ideas bceome devoid of spirit, bureacratized, absolutized and hijacked by elites in order to gain power.
    A society like this gets what it deserves, though it is a sad situation for a minority.

    At any rate, intelligence greater than that of the masses will assert itself, by fair or foul, benevolent or malevolent, in the contemporary situation, the dictatorship of the masses, the masses then being controlled by a dictatorial elite, I see no reason that they deserve otherwise. Two of a kind.

  233. @Hapalong Cassidy

    The Empire in its insanity is literally begging for something like that to happen. As the probability is non-zero, and as the Empire increases the frequency of its provocations against Russia in the Black Sea and in the Baltic sea, and against China in the South China sea, the question of US bomber being shot down or US Navy ship being sunk is not of if, but of when.

    Assuming that imperial elites or military still have any sanity left, the scenario would be exactly as you describe: no response, with the imperial tail between its legs. Now, if the imperial elites and military are totally off their rocker, that might spark WWIII. Then it would be the end not just of the Empire, but of the whole world as we know it.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  234. @Harold Smith

    So you have Last Word Syndrome? Got it, chumpy.

    But not only that you have a severe case of TDS too.

    You apparently are incapable of watching a video of Trump explaining clearly not only the Constitutional rights of the Executive, but also the practical limitations of employing that right.

    When I read that something goes Coo Coo, Coo Coo. Really. Unbelievable nuttiness.

    Since Trump has done nothing illegal, unconstitutional or controversial, repeating those unfounded claims just makes you look unbalanced. Come on, man.

    I have no idea what you are talking about at this point. You are incoherent. Calm down.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  235. @RadicalCenter

    I agree with everything you say. So does Trump.

    But slow and steady wins the race.

  236. What is especially amazing to me is that these EU imbeciles apparently don’t care that without North Stream 2 they will have to purchase US gas

    North stream 2 (nearly finished and the number 2 comes from the fact that there is already one double pipe) is made to surround some unstable states between Russia and Germany et al. It is more a strategic pipeline. Currently no need because there is enough capacity on other pipes.

    US try to sell this f*****ing gas. The Government over here build a terminal in Bremerhaven, but nobody buys. Why should they. Isn’t it cheaper to order a pizza in Italy than gas from the other side of an ocean you have to liquify before transport? The last pipeline was delayed by a few years, than the US Boys lost interest in the embargo. We shipped the tubes and finished the project.

    Imo most people over here know that the US is going mad and we have to deal with that. All in all the enthusiasm about the US we had is history. Gone with the wind. A predator nation that cant win a war and lost every peacetime is not very attractive. And Russia is only a partner. There is no marriage because few are interested in Borscht, Chess and Bear hunting. And Wodka is made local, just replace the wheat for Doppelkorn with potatoes ;-).

    • Replies: @Petermx
  237. Miro23 says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Now, if the imperial elites and military are totally off their rocker, that might spark WWIII. Then it would be the end not just of the Empire, but of the whole world as we know it.

    TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) probably wouldn’t be the end of the whole world as we know it.

    A nice place like New Zealand would probably lack some consumer goods and need to reorganize its banking system, but otherwise carry on much as before, That’s why it’s a prime destination for fleets of ZioGlob private jets.

  238. @Miro23

    ZioGlobs might fool themselves that way. In reality, dramatically increased background radioactivity plus nuclear winter would change New Zealand beyond recognition. Real rodents will survive, ZioGlob rats will not.

    • Agree: annamaria
  239. @restless94110

    So you have Last Word Syndrome? Got it, chumpy.

    No more than you do, knucklehead.

    But not only that you have a severe case of TDS too.

    Yes, I admit I have Trump Despisement Syndrome, because the evil orange clown is perhaps the most deranged, most evil, most anti-American and certainly the most dangerous subhuman creature to ever occupy the white house.

    You apparently are incapable of watching a video of Trump explaining clearly not only the Constitutional rights of the Executive, but also the practical limitations of employing that right.

    And you are apparently incapable of formulating a cogent argument so you again resort to this absurd strawman. How many times are you going to repeat yourself?

    Idiot, anyone following this discussion can see the video I linked to where your evil orange messiah claims a right to do ANYTHING he wants to do as president. And as I’ve repeatedly pointed out he has been trashing the constitution and taking dangerous risks practically since the day he was inaugurated, all without any political opposition. He claims a right to attack countries and start wars. If he can attack Syria and Iraq and/or Iran, he can attack Beijing or Moscow. He can wake up tomorrow in a bad mood or fly into a narcissistic rage and order an attack on Iran that will escalate into WW3 with China and Russia. He is one “man” vested with the power to bring an end to the world as we know it. What greater worldly power can a ruler have beyond the power to end the world as we know it on a whim?

    And this is exactly what your satanic tribe has been working hard for many years to accomplish; i.e. to consolidate power into the executive branch of the U.S. “government” and to install into it a series of ever more evil puppet rulers, culminating in the reign of the last and therefore most evil one (or the most evil and therefore last one).

    This is why judenfilth like you defend the psychotic psychopathic orange clown to the point of laughable absurdity. Your tribe created the most powerful and most unaccountable political office the world has ever seen, and with orange clown you’ve now installed into that office the most evil, most deranged, most manipulable zionist kook you could find. Thus you now have your evil messiah who will either deliver the world to you or bring about the end of the world as we know it.

    “Since the Jews are the highest and most cultured people on earth, the Jews have a right to subordinate to themselves the rest of mankind and to be the masters over the whole earth.”

    (Waton, Harry. “A Program For The Jews And An Answer To All Anti-semites Program for Humanity.” New York: Astoria Press, 1939, p. 99. Print.)

    • Replies: @restless94110
  240. utu says:

    All other nations seem to have nearly reached their natural limits, and only to be charged with the maintenance of their power; but these are still in the act of growth; *r all the others are stopped, or continue to advance with extreme difficulty; these are proceeding with ease and with celerity along a path to which the human eye can assign no term. The American struggles against the natural obstacles which oppose him; the adversaries of the Russian are men; the former combats the wilderness and savage life; the latter, civilization with all its weapons and its arts: the conquests of the one are therefore gained by the ploughshare; those of the other by the sword. The Anglo-American relies upon personal interest to accomplish his ends, and gives free scope to the unguided exertions and common-sense of the citizens; the Russian centres all the authority of society in a single arm: the principal instrument of the former is freedom; of the latter servitude. Their starting-point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems to be marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe. – Alexis De Tocqueville (1835)

    Freedom vs. servitude? This dichotomy still applies.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  241. Why is NATO still hangin’ around? USSR gave up Warsaw Pact and it was to have been the West to dismantle NATO but today NATO is parked on Russia’s borders praying -hoping-scheming for an incident. Syria -USA there stealing Syrian Oil and all that razzmatazz about gassing civilians was UNDONE by Virginia Senator Dick Black –who went to Syria and found first hand that what the CIA newsreels spiel on ABC CBS NBS and even PBS is a fake reality. Portland Oregon a mess but it was a White city—–why is it an epicenter for Black Lives matter? Something is askew but the puppet masters in DC need a dummed down public —

  242. @Wally

    Paying 750 Federal Income Tax twice over 15 year span and not paying tax on 13 others is not exactly success?

  243. Shaman911 says:

    It’s all being driven by the Jews and Freemasons. All the time , everytime, on time, when time suits them, when the Aliens tell them too, until death do us part.

  244. annamaria says:
    @utu

    “Freedom vs. servitude? This dichotomy still applies.”

    — Sorry to pop your bubble: https://bulletin.represent.us/u-s-oligarchy-explain-research/

    So you live in an oligarchy.
    A word usually associated with deranged Russian oil tycoons is suddenly front and center in many American’s minds thanks to a new study by researchers at Princeton and Northwestern.

    The analysis of 1,779 recent policy outcomes found that “economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy,” while average citizens “have little or no independent influence.”

    In other words, the U.S. is an oligarchy: a system of government where a small number of elites rule.

    You are welcome.

  245. @Harold Smith

    TL:DR.

    I avoid discussions with TDS sufferers. It’s easy to see why after this you wrote:

    Yes, I admit I have Trump Despisement Syndrome, because the evil orange clown is perhaps the most deranged, most evil, most anti-American and certainly the most dangerous subhuman creature to ever occupy the white house.

    That is a masterpiece of delusion and will surely be listed in psychological text books for at least the next 50 years.

    I have no idea what else you said. Good luck.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  246. @restless94110

    I avoid discussions with TDS sufferers.

    LOL! Way back in comment #145 you said “[g]ood luck to ya, TDS sufferer”; yet you continued the discussion well beyond that, so we can all see that you’re dishonest (just like your evil orange messiah).

    “It’s easy to see why after this you wrote:

    ‘Yes, I admit I have Trump Despisement Syndrome, because the evil orange clown is perhaps the most deranged, most evil, most anti-American and certainly the most dangerous subhuman creature to ever occupy the white house.’”

    Well I should hope so; after all, what reasonable person by now doesn’t despise the evil orange clown?

    That is a masterpiece of delusion and will surely be listed in psychological text books for at least the next 50 years.

    Yes, your delusions certainly are exceptional.

    I have no idea what else you said.

    Of course you don’t; as the discussion clearly shows, reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit.

    Good luck.

    Thanks; we will likely all be needing it, especially if your evil orange messiah is not soon removed from power.

    • Troll: restless94110
  247. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Also, since the definition of sanity is normative, it’s logically impossible for everyone to be insane, because what most people are doing is the very definition of sanity.

    That could be countered with another quotable quote, this one by Jiddu Krishnamurti:

    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

    • Thanks: Vojkan
  248. Socrates says:
    @ziggurat

    My friend Ziggurat I am Socrates, but the UNZ blog some how does nort recognize me so I am answering to you as ANONymous

    Some, they attribute this saying to a British woman named Taylor Caldwell.
    However I must say this woman live in the 20th century where treason is an every day item in the plate of the usual suspects. That is the Jews.
    The word “perfidious” is also another word applied to them.
    You see the Jews are first in treason, first in murder, first in incest, first in pimping, first in lying, first in stealing, first in bestiality, first in anything a rotten human soul can think and produce.

    If they betray Jesus, then what will be the limits for them not to do?

    So, I believe Cicero was the one who said this and he meant them, even if he did not mention of them, so many year ago.
    To verify what I am talking about, take a look at Leviticus of the ‘old testament’

    • Thanks: ziggurat
  249. Petermx says:
    @a__german__

    “is made to surround some unstable states ” Just to clarify, I think you mean “get around some unstable states”. Yes, for those that have forgotten, a few years ago Ukraine was caught stealing gas sold to Europe from the Russian pipeline that ran thru Ukraine. Also, the way Poland sometimes talks about Germany I’m not sure how reliable a pipeline running thru Poland would be.

    Are you sure there is no need for Nordstream and it’s not to bring prices down? My understanding is that utility costs are very high in Germany, sometimes blamed on the fact that Germany shut down all nuclear power plants. Over the last several years when I have been in Germany, which used to be have one of the highest standards of living in the world, I almost froze my unmentionables off when I rented several different Airbnb’s and they kept the room temperature very low, rarely turning the heat on. I have read that utility costs are very high in Germany. Am I wrong?

    • Replies: @a_German_
  250. Socrates says:
    @Druid55

    This is Socrates (did UNZ review block me?)

    Exactly Druid55!
    Take a look there…..

    “The Impeachment Parade of Jews”
    https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2019/11/25/the-impeachment-parade-of-jews/

    …….to see them, how they surface from their darkness and then they go into hiding again.

  251. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    I need a break! … I read Papal as PayPal and said – huh? – how are they playing in this game?!

    see ya!

  252. Commentator Mike: “That could be countered with another quotable quote, this one by Jiddu Krishnamurti: “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.””

    I’d say rather that imagining that there is such a thing as a healthy society is the very source of society’s sickness. Haven’t the numerous genocides throughout history mainly been predicated on religionistic attempts to build utopias, or in other words, perfect, healthy societies? Yet, after all the killing, there still are none. That’s because these visions of heaven on earth are hallucinations, resting upon nothing, built out of thin air. In reality, in life there is only pleasure and pain; a pursuit of the former and a flight from the latter. Gods, religion, morality, attempts to construct perfect societies, in the end these are all just pretexts for people to torture, cripple, and kill each other. They delight in it! There is no higher truth.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  253. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Well that’s a universal tribulation. People would have been killing and genociding each other, regardless of any religions or ideologies or the quest for utopia, just in the pursuit of resources, and the former could just be an excuse for the latter, just propaganda. But then some could say since that’s how it is may as well kill for a better cause, one that may settle this once and for all, some utopia with better management so people don’t have to fight wars over resources. But then with so many competing religions and ideologies it never ends.

    • Replies: @David Kuvelas
  254. @ElCristeroAmericano

    You are talking about Jews…..you and everyone else needs to just come out and say the name….no more hiding….no more fear…..the time for fear has come to an end…..

  255. @Commentator Mike

    If you were to make a study of it you would see it all started with the Bible and people of the Bible….Jacob was a liar…..Moses was a murderer….Joseph was a swindler and thief……their “god” then commanded them to go into all the surrounding countries and first lie to them that they want to be friends and then to slaughter every man, woman, and child and then to steal all their belongings. Their “god” then said this was a “good thing”……it’s the people of the Bible….the Jews….who are the enemy of all of mankind….and their “god” is pure 100% evil in the extreme…..David Kuvelas….gang stalked by Jews for over 3 years within the USA for breaking their Financial Systems Code and for breaking their Freemason Code……

  256. Smith says:

    Come on, not one analysis about the Azeri-Amernian war currently going on right now?

  257. vot tak says:

    Kremlin: Russia Has Information CIA Works With Alexei Navalny, Sends Instructions to Him

    https://sputniknews.com/russia/202010011080630317-kremlin-russia-has-information-cia-works-with-navalny-sends-instructions-to-him/

    “Moscow has repeatedly stressed Berlin lacks evidence to back up its allegations that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent from the Novichok group.

    Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday said Moscow has information that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is collaborating with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The bombsell statement comes hours after the Russian opposition politician, who is currently in Germany, claimed that Vladimir Putin was behind his alleged poisoning.

    “This is not the patient who works with the Western special services — these are the Western special services who work with him, this is a more precise wording. Yes, we do have such information, I can even be more specific: CIA staffers are working with him today. It is not the first time that he receives different instructions,” Peskov told reporters.

    The spokesman also pointed out that as far as Navalny’s accusations against President Putin are concerned, they hold no water.

    “We think that such accusations against the Russian president are absolutely groundless and unacceptable. Moreover, we consider some of the statements in the aforementioned article insulting, extremely insulting and unacceptable. We want to investigate the case with the Berlin patient and determine the reasons for what happened. To do that, we need to get the information from those who found traces of the poisoning in the analysis”, Peskov told reporters.

    Earlier in the day, Navalny told the German magazine Der Spiegel that he “insists” “Putin is behind the crime and I don’t” have any other versions of what happened”.

    When asked if Putin was involved in saving Navalny’s life, Peskov, in turn, said he could not confirm this, adding, “I know with certainty that Omsk doctors were involved in saving” the Russian opposition figure.”

  258. @Miro23

    Russia wouldn’t forget NZ nor Patagonia : they would launch one bomb onto each billion dollars worth of capital anywhere on Earth. They wouldn’t forget Antarctica neither. The problem is that most of Russian missiles would be intercepted as well as most US ones resulting in a middling amount of destruction but NZ is outside any protection dome, it is just too costly to defend. Worse : a good Russian tactic would be to destroy NZ first together with a few billionnaires’ resorts in the Carribean just to tell the Western elites that their game is over and reddition the only solution. As for China they would first kill all human and animal life in the whole of NZ and Australia through neutron bombs and conquer the continent for their ressources while shooting down all non-Chinese still alive, no matter Wasp, Arab immigrant or aboriginal.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  259. saker you are nothing more than a turk-loving heeb (probably of the Khazar variety)- eat shit and die

  260. a_German_ says:
    @Petermx

    is made to surround some unstable states ” Just to clarify, I think you mean “get around some unstable states”.

    You are right, sorry for the wrong word.

    Utility costs are high due to enormous taxation. In average 3/4 of the costs.

    Russian energy imports are roundabout a 3rd of demand, rest comes from norway and other sources.

    Nordstream can’t bring prices down due to the high costs of such a pipeline. It is mich cheaper to use existing tubes on land.

  261. Miro23 says:
    @Francis Miville

    The problem is that most of Russian missiles would be intercepted as well as most US ones resulting in a middling amount of destruction.

    The evidence contradicts this. Almost everything would get through, although strikes would only obliterate in about a 6 km radius – so plenty of the Earth would be largely untouched with only major cities and military targets destroyed. MAD is only a half myth and many places will be completely untouched.

  262. muldoon55 says:

    Do we really believe the Lords of London aka TPTB and their big dumb American giant are going to allow the inevitable rapidly approaching collapse of their global financial empire to occur, to be supplanted by the likes of the Chinese or the Russians?
    They’ll roll the dice first and false flag us into WWIII and embroil the nations into a nuclear Holocaust with the hopes of emerging from their rathole bunkers to tyrannize over what’s left of a compliant humanity.
    In fact Revelation chapter 13 prophesies this very action.

  263. muldoon55 says:

    Do we really believe the Lords of London aka TPTB and their big dumb American giant are going to allow the inevitable rapidly approaching collapse of their global empire to occur, to be supplanted by the likes of the Chinese or the Russians?
    They’ll roll the dice first and false flag us into WWIII and embroil the nations into a nuclear Holocaust with the hopes of emerging from their rathole bunkers to tyrannize over what’s left of a compliant humanity.
    In fact Revelation chapter 13 prophesies this very action.
    Bend the knee to God’s approaching Kingdom and it’s King Jesus Christ!

  264. vot tak says:

    Lavrov: Doctors at Berlin Clinic Where Navalny Was Treated Found No Signs of Military-Grade Poisons

    https://sputniknews.com/world/202010051080670647-lavrov-doctors-at-berlin-clinic-where-navalny-was-treated-found-no-signs-of-military-grade-poisons/

    “Doctors at the Charite university hospital where Alexei Navalny was treated found no evidence from his samples that he was poisoned by any military-grade poison, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.

    “Doctors in Omsk did not find any traces of chemical warfare agents, they honestly said this. But I would like to draw your attention that the fact that Charite clinic also did not find any toxic substances in its analyses; instead, they were ‘found’ later in the Bundeswehr’s clinic,” Lavrov said, speaking to members of the Association of European Businesses in Russia on Monday.

    “We still do not know: did the French and the Swedes carry out the test themselves, or were they simply given them by the Germans. And the fact that our partners are trying to keep everything a secret, to muddy the waters, is something that worries us greatly. We want to find the truth and we will seek to do so,” the diplomat added.

    At the same time, Lavrov said, Moscow has no doubts that the European Union will attempt to slap new sanctions on Russia in connection with the Navalny case, based on a recently created cookie-cutter sanctions policy about alleged violations in the use of chemical weapons, which he noted require no factual basis or large-scale discussion by all sides accused of involvement to implement.

    According to Lavrov, Russia’s Western colleagues’ policies, whether in cyberspace or the alleged use of chemical weapons, seem to be aimed at the creation of new institutions outside the United Nations or any other international legal framework, allowing for facts to be presented, guilt to be determined and punishment in the form of sanctions to be doled out without listening to the other side.

    On Saturday, the Russian Foreign Ministry complained that its German counterparts had refused to provide the Russian Embassy in Berlin with consular access to Alexei Navalny since he was discharged from the Charite clinic. According to Moscow, Russian prosecutors have sent the German side four requests for legal aid for their probe into Navalny’s alleged poisoning, with none of them receiving a response.

    Moscow has also slammed the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for quietly providing the German side with ‘technical assistance’ on the Navalny case without informing Russia, pointing out that the claims of poisoning being alleged “took place not in Germany, but in Russia,” and that Russia must be party to any objective investigation.

    Last week, Navalny accused the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin personally of poisoning him, saying he can’t think of any other explanation for what happened to him. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov shot back, calling the claims “groundless…extremely insulting and unacceptable,” and revealing that Moscow “has information” that Navalny has been cooperating with the Central Intelligence Agency.”

  265. vot tak says:

    Siberian investigators dispute claims that Navalny’s team transported Novichok-laced water bottle to Berlin

    https://www.rt.com/russia/502986-investigators-navalny-novichok-bottle-berlin/

    “Popatov, whose full title is Interior Ministry Deputy Director of the Investigative Department of the Transport Department for the Siberian Federal District, has now dismissed Pevchikh’s story.

    “Some information emerged in the media that these objects (bottles containing water) were transported by car and plane from Tomsk to Germany. At the same time, the investigative agencies objectively found out that Maria Pevchikh, together with Georgy Alburov, after Navalny’s hospitalization, travelled from Tomsk to Novosibirsk by car and then to Omsk by plane,” he explained.

    “As Maria Pevchikh went through pre-flight checks in Tolmachevo (Novosibirsk) Airport, her suitcase and backpack did not have any liquid containers of over 100 milliliters, including any bottles of water.”

    Siberian police, who are handling the Russian probe, have not received answers from FBK employees about the circumstances around the hospitalization of Navalny, he added. “The employees of the Anti-Corruption Foundation and other people who accompanied Navalny during the trip still have many questions to answer,” Potapov told reporters. “The investigation is clarifying what exactly they did in Navalny’s hotel room, why they removed objects that could have been classified as evidence in the probe (including water bottles) and how they transported them.”

    Potapov also asserted that the investigation is trying to locate of Pevchikh, who lives permanently in Britain. On August 22, the investigator claims, she refused to be questioned and left Omsk for Germany.

    The investigator also declared that a false bomb alert delivered to Omsk airport on the day of Navalny’s alleged poisoning came from Germany. Potapov said the anonymous message was sent via a temporary e-mail service, the servers of which are located in Germany. He added that Russian cops have sent a request for legal assistance to Berlin, hoping to identify whoever sent the message.”

    The bomb threat I had not heard about before. Interesting.

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