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Before we look into what just happened in the Ukraine, we need to first recall the sequence of events which lead to the current situation. I will try to make a short summary (skipping a lot of details) in the bullet-point style:

  1. Whether Ze initially intended to stop the war in the eastern Ukraine we don’t know, but what we do know is that he failed not only to stop it, in many ways his policies were even worse than Poroshenko’s. This might be the well-known phenomenon of a supposedly “pro-peace and happiness” politician being accused of being “weak” and thus not “presidential”; this politician has to show his “strength” is “patriotism”, that is acting recklessly on the external front. We see that from putatively “liberal” politicians such as the Dems in the USA and Labor in Israel. Historically, “liberals” are the most common war initiators. Ze showed his weakness almost from day 1, and the Ukronazis immediately seized this opportunity to engage in a massive multi-level campaign for war against Russia. This resulted in:
  2. A quasi-official repudiation of the Minsk Agreements and Steinmeier Formula by Kiev, followed by a sharp increase in bellicose statements and, most crucially a large scale move of forces (including tanks, heavy artillery, MLRS and even ballistic missiles!) towards the line of contact. At the same time Ukronazi politicians began making statements saying that a) the Ukrainian army was capable and willing to “liberate” all of the “Russian occupied” Ukrainian land thus, including both the Donbass and Crimea b) that Russia was going to attack the Ukraine anyway and c) that the consolidated West had to help the Ukraine because only the Ukrainian forces were keeping the asiatic drunken Russian hordes from over-running not only the Ukraine, but even the rest of Europe. Since the Ukraine simply has no agency, this begs the question of the US (and, to a lesser degree, the UK) rationale was for these moves. It is quite simple:
  3. Force Russia to openly intervene to protect the population of the Donbass from the inevitable genocide which the Ukronazis would have meeted out to the population of the LDNR.

How good was this plan? I would argue that it was a very solid plan which, for the USA, meant a win-win situation. Here is how it should have gone:

First, the Ukrainian forces would attack the LDNR, probably along three axes: one between the city of Gorlovka and Donetsk, one frontally attacking Donetsk proper, not to invade the city, but to tie down LDNR forces in protection of their capital, and one in the south with the aim of reaching the Russian border. This way, the LDNR defenders would have to defend their capital while, at the same time, risking envelopment on two axes. Remember that the LDNR has no strategic depth (Donetsk is practically on the frontline) and that the LDNR defenders could not trade space for time.

I have seen some “experts” saying that since the Ukrainians have laid down a very large number of mines they are clearly not going to attack since they would lose time – and possibly men – to cross these minefields. First, there is no way of knowing if these mines are real or fake (many mines also have a timer anyway) but, second, more crucially: an attacking force always wants to concentrate in one specific location of the line of contact, which means that the attacking forces has to not only attack, but also protect herself from enemy counter-attacks: minefields are very effective at providing this sort of protection. The “defensive” moves can, and do, in reality, form an integral part of any offensive plans.

Of course, The Big Question was this: could the LDNR forces stop the Ukronazis? There are those who say that yes, and those who say no. Rather than suggesting an answer, let’s look at both of these outcomes:

Option 1: the LDNR forces successfully stop the Ukrainian invasion:

That would be, by far, the best outcome for Russia, but for the LDNR this outcome, while better than a defeat, would probably result in a lot of deaths and destruction. We know that both the Ukrainian military and the LDNR forces have been profoundly reformed and restructured since 2014. Crucially, the LDNR forces went from being self-organized and disparate militias to a conventional military force capable of operational level combined arms operations. Would that be enough to stop a larger Ukrainian force? Possibly. But this is by no means certain, not only because war is an unpredictable thing to begin with, but also because we really have no way of knowing how well the Ukrainian military was reformed. If what they got was the same type of “training” as the Georgians in the years leading up to 08.08.08 then there is a good cause to doubt it. LDNR leaders, however, did not engage in bravado and silly flag-waving and they took the threat very seriously, which tells us that they were by no means certain of what might happen next. Now let’s look at option 2:

Option 2: the LDNR defenses eventually collapse in one or even several locations:

What if the LDNR forces failed to stop the Ukrainians? At this point, Russia would have absolutely no choice but to intervene to save the people of the Donbass (more than half a million of which already have Russian passports!). I won’t discuss here the options a LDNR+Russia counter-attack would have or how much Ukronazi-occupied land Russia could or should liberate (that is not the topic here). In this case, two things are absolutely certain:

  1. Russia would comprehensively defeat any combination of Ukrainian forces.
  2. The US/NATO would declare a state of quasi war with Russia and create something similar to the Berlin Wall along whatever line of contact would result from a Russian counter-attack.

In this scenario, the biggest loser would, of course, be the Ukraine. But the next loser would be Russia, because instead of “just” dealing with a nutcase Nazi regime next door, Russia would now face a hysterically paranoid and russophobic consolidated West. At the end of such a war, Russia would face something similar to what happened at the end of the Korean war: a ceasefire followed by decades of tensions.

The big winner would be the USA: its main instrument for the colonization of Europe (NATO) would finally find itself a purpose in life (stop the Russians, of course), NS2 and other cooperation between the EU and Russia would all but totally freeze, making the European economy non-competitive against the US, and the US MIC would have a great time selling very expensive, if not very effective, military hardware to all the the European countries. And that strategic US victory would not cost the US a single soldier! What’s there not to like about this?

Well, for Russia this would be a very bad outcome. Yes, Russia has the means to take on both the US and NATO militarily, but politically and economically, this would hurt Russian interests, not critically, but substantially.

Then, there is this: the Ukraine is a thoroughly deindustrialized failed state, worse than many African countries. While there was a lot of window-dressing going on both inside the Ukraine and in the West’s legacy media, the COVID pandemic and its horrible consequences inside the Ukraine became impossible to conceal or deny, especially to the Ukrainian people themselves. Right now, the entire Ukraine is like a vase in a store: if you break it, you own it and you must fix it. Even if we exclude an outcome where the Russian tanks stop at the western borders of the Ukraine and take a middle-of-the-road option where the Russians stop at the Dnieper river, this would have huge consequences for the Russians, including:

  1. The frontline between the Ukronazis and the LDNR+Russian forces would be massively stretched becoming much longer, yet every kilometer of that line of contact would have to be protected. This begs the question: protected by whom?
  2. The Russian side would suddenly inherit several large cities (Chernigov, Kharkov, Poltava, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhia, Mariupol, Berdiansk, etc.). Not only would the Russians have to clear these cities from Ukrainian insurgents and stay-behind forces, but Russia would also have to rebuild them and feed a population much larger than the current population of the LDNR.
  3. The Russian economy simply cannot bear the burden of what is currently a Nazi run Ukraine which has turned into a massive black hole sucking in huge ressoures and never letting anything leave (except emigrating Ukrainians). At best, Russia is currently investing billions of rubles to rebuild Crimea (which the Nazis always hated and neglected – except to build themselves mansions on the Black Sea) while barely keeping the LDNR afloat.

It is the consolidated West (US+UK+EU) which destroyed the Ukraine, and the Russians will capitalize on this by making the West responsible for fixing what it broke, and that won’t happen since the EU does not have the means to do it right now while the USA is not directly threatened by this situation and thus has no reasons to intervene beyond making sure that the regime in Kiev remains a) rabidly anti-Russian and b) totally under the control of the USA.

Thus, neither option 1 nor option 2 were desirable for Russia. So Putin created option three.

Putin’s option 3:

In response to the seemingly unstoppable escalation towards war was something nobody in the West expected: Putin used the pretext of regularly scheduled military exercises to quickly and dramatically increase the Russian capabilities near the Ukraine: Russia moved two Armies (58th and 41st) and three Airborne Divisions (7th, 76th and 98th) towards Russia’s western regions (including Crimea). The Russians also moved almost their entire Caspian Flotilla into the Black Sea. More Russian warships entered the Black Sea through the Bosphorus. Next, all six advanced 636.3 type diesel-electric submarines (possibly the quietest on the planet, at normal cruising speed they produce less noise than the surrounding environment, turning them into acoustic black holes) went on patrol. Finally, Russia deployed her coastal defense missile systems Bal and Bastion, turning the entire Black Sea into a Russian shooting range). And, crucially, Russia did all that very publicly, in broad daylight, officially announcing her military moves and not even bothering with any type of camouflage or deception.

To those ignorant of military realities this looked like Russia was “threatening the Ukraine”. This is absolute nonsense. All Russia needs to do to threaten the Ukraine is to remind the Ukrainians that Russian long range weapons are enough to obliterate the Ukrainian military and that Russia can use these standoff weapons without moving any forces at all. No, the real object of these Russian moves was not the Ukraine, but the West itself, especially any western force crazy enough to decide to enter the war and militarily help the Ukraine. Why? Here again, I will offer my view of how this situation might have evolved:

  1. First, the Ukrainians attack the LDNR. LDNR forces take the initial blow and try to contain the Ukrainian advance.
  2. The Russians declare a no-fly zone over the area of operations and strikes the advancing Ukrainian forces with her formidable firepower. The outcome here is not in doubt.
  3. NATO+EU nations decide to intervene, say by sending several Polish battalions into the Ukraine. US+UK forces conduct reconnaissance operations by flying near (or even over) the line of contact and by sending special forces. After a few warnings (or not), the Russians decide to shoot down one of these intelligence aircraft or drones. The West decides to “show solidarity” by engaging in cyber-attacks against Russia, imposing even more sanctions and by airlifting even more forces into the Western Ukraine.

At this point, the US+NATO+EU and Russia would be at the brink of a major war. But here is the crucial thing: by moving two armies and three airborne divisions (a huge force, way bigger and more capable than any combo of NATO forces!) so quickly Russia, proved to NATO that she can quickly achieve a huge numerical advantage anywhere any NATO force might decide to attack. Conversely, no NATO nation has the ability to concentrate its conventional forces so quickly and on any point along the frontline.

Comparing force sizes is engaging in “bean counting” and is useless. It really does not matter very much how big a force is, what matters is the force ratios along key sectors of the FEBA or the front (assuming there is a “front”, which sometimes does not really exist) and at a specific moment in time.

Also, keep in mind that, unlike most western airborne forces, Russian airborne forces are fully mechanized, they even have some tanks, plenty of armored vehicles, their own artillery and an ability to move very very quickly (remember the Rusbat in Bosnia going to Pristina almost overnight?). Western airborne forces are attack forces designed to enforce the western imperial hegemony worldwide, so they have to be much lighter. The Russians have no need to send airborne forces across the border, they need them to defend Russia and to be deployed within less than about 1000km from the main Russian forces. Thus, Russia “sacrificed” their strategic mobility of her airborne forces to give them a tactical and operational mobility and firepower which western airborne forces can’t even dream about. So what could these three divisions do in the context of a Ukrainian attack?

Well, they could do what they are mostly designed to do, deploy behind enemy lines, destroy (or hold) strategic targets (like bridges, power stations, missile bases, etc.) hold some strategic location or present a threat from the rear to the Ukrainains. But that overlooks the major reform the Russian AB forces have undergone. They are also really high mobility and high readiness forces which, for example, could be deployed to protect the Russian peacekeeping force in Transnistria (such a move would also be protected by the long range fire capabilities of both the Black Sea Fleet and the Russian Aerospace Forces). Russian AB units could also be deployed in the Ukrainian rear to create chaos and disrupt the Ukrainian supply lines. Finally, any Polish force threatening to intervene could be quickly attacked and destroyed. Again, that would enrage the Western politicians, and it is at this moment that the Russians could move her armies across the border to show that any combo of western forces would be annihilated. This would leave the West only two options: fold or go nuclear. And going nuclear does not seem to be an option the West wants to exercise, hence folding would be the only viable option. So far (things might change in the future, who knows how crazy NATO can act?).

Finally, Putin spoke directly to the West in his speech before the Federal Assembly when he said:

The meaning and purpose of Russia’s policy in the international arena – I will just say a few words about this to conclude my address – is to ensure peace and security for the well-being of our citizens, for the stable development of our country. Russia certainly has its own interests we defend and will continue to defend within the framework of international law, as all other states do. And if someone refuses to understand this obvious thing or does not want to conduct a dialogue and chooses a selfish and arrogant tone with us, Russia will always find a way to defend its stance.

At the same time, unfortunately, everyone in the world seems to be used to the practice of politically motivated, illegal economic sanctions and to certain actors’ brutal attempts to impose their will on others by force. But today, this practice is degenerating into something even more dangerous – I am referring to the recently exposed direct interference in Belarus in an attempt to orchestrate a coup d’état and assassinate the President of that country. At the same time, it is typical that even such flagrant actions have not been condemned by the so-called collective West. Nobody seemed to notice. Everyone pretends nothing is happening.

But listen, you can think whatever you like of, say, Ukrainian President [Viktor] Yanukovych or [Nicolas] Maduro in Venezuela. I repeat, you can like or dislike them, including Yanukovych who almost got killed, too, and removed from power via an armed coup. You can have your own opinion of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko’s policy. But the practice of staging coups d’état and planning political assassinations, including those of high-ranking officials – well, this goes too far. This is beyond any limits.

Suffice it to mention the admission made by the detained participants in the conspiracy about a planned siege of Minsk, including plans to block the city infrastructure and communications, and a complete shutdown of the entire power system in the capital of Belarus! This actually means they were preparing a massive cyberattack. What else could it be? You know, you cannot just do it all with one switch.

Clearly, there is a reason why our Western colleagues have been stubbornly rejecting Russia’s numerous proposals to establish an international dialogue on information and cyber security. We have come up with these proposals many times. They avoid even discussing this matter.

What if there had been a real attempt at a coup d’état in Belarus? After all, this was the ultimate goal. How many people would have been hurt? What would have become of Belarus? Nobody is thinking about this.

Just as no one was thinking about the future of Ukraine during the coup in that country.

All the while, unfriendly moves towards Russia have also continued unabated. Some countries have taken up an unseemly routine where they pick on Russia for any reason, most often, for no reason at all. It is some kind of new sport of who shouts the loudest.

In this regard, we behave in an extremely restrained manner, I would even say, modestly, and I am saying this without irony. Often, we prefer not to respond at all, not just to unfriendly moves, but even to outright rudeness. We want to maintain good relations with everyone who participates in the international dialogue. But we see what is happening in real life. As I said, every now and then they are picking on Russia, for no reason. And of course, all sorts of petty Tabaquis are running around them like Tabaqui ran around Shere Khan – everything is like in Kipling’s book – howling along in order to make their sovereign happy. Kipling was a great writer.

We really want to maintain good relations with all those engaged in international communication, including, by the way, those with whom we have not been getting along lately, to put it mildly. We really do not want to burn bridges. But if someone mistakes our good intentions for indifference or weakness and intends to burn or even blow up these bridges, they must know that Russia’s response will be asymmetrical, swift and tough.

Those behind provocations that threaten the core interests of our security will regret what they have done in a way they have not regretted anything for a long time.

Putin very very rarely threatens, but when he does, people listen because they understand that his warnings are never a bluff and that when he promises something he has the means to realize his threat (in this case, 2 Combined Arms Armies and 3 Airborne Divisions, all backed by Russian long range and hypersonic weapons and, if all else fails, by the most modern and robust nuclear triad on the planet). As for what would be a Russian “red line”, Putin decided to deliberately leave this point ambiguous only saying that “I just have to make it clear, we have enough patience, responsibility, professionalism, self-confidence and certainty in our cause, as well as common sense, when making a decision of any kind. But I hope that no one will think about crossing the “red line” with regard to Russia. We ourselves will determine in each specific case where it will be drawn.” The point of this strategic ambiguity is to leave the West guessing when it is safe to make a move and when not. This very simply maximizes the deterrent effect of the rest of his speech.

And, today, the Russians have “clarified” that the Kerch strait are not close to traffic, not even Ukrainian traffic. “All” that Russia did was to declare some exclusion zones for military exercises purposes, but traffic under the Crimean Bridge remains open. Right. And how long will it take Russia to (truly) re-close that strait? Minutes. This unspoken threat is primarily a threat to the Ukrainians, showing them how easy it would be for Russia to sever their lines of communications should they threaten Russia.

Yes, Putin did win this round quite elegantly, without a single Russian soldier dying. But the problem is that this undeniable Russian success really solves nothing. All the causes which led the Ukronazi regime to bring the entire region to the edge of the abyss are still present. Inside the Ukraine nothing has changed and, if anything, things are even worse: total censorships of opposition TV channels, political persecutions (including torture and kidnappings), the same warlike rhetoric. The economy in in shambles and Ukrainians are emigrating by the millions (both to Russia and to the EU), the Nazi deathsquads continue to enjoy total impunity, and, of course, the total COVID catastrophe (the West gives the Ukies lethal weapons to use against Russian, but no vaccine, and way more people are dying from COVID in the Ukraine than are dying at the frontlines! These are “European” and “Western” “values” at work…)

Sure, it does appear that a combination of European reservations and the risk of the members of the ruling elite in Kiev to be physically eliminated by Russian strikes, possibly combined with a realization by the “Biden” Administration that a total blow-up in the Ukraine would strain US-European relations (there will be plenty of blame to go around) resulted in the current perceived deescalation.

Sadly, and in spite of the current reprieve, some kind of war between Russia and the Ukraine is still probably inevitable. Right now, the bulk of the Russian forces are returning to their normal areas of deployment, with, probably, some staying. We can also be sure that the Russians will have a major after action review to find out what went wrong and what needs to be changed. As a result, next time around, the Russian will move their forces even faster.

But what about the US, it’s NATO proxies and the Ukronazi regime?

The US is still scrambling to try to retake control of an international situation which has clearly gone totally out of hand for the wannabe world Hegemon. Even more importantly, the internal situation of the USA is truly critical with many very serious crises occurring simultaneously. Yes, there is also a lot of window-dressing in the US media, but most people see and know what is really going on. Which means that the US is as weak as it is unstable. Finally, judging by the low intellectual abilities of US decision makers, we should always expect something silly or even dangerous, or both, from this Administration for and by Woke-freaks (especially since “diversity” has now completely replaced “competence”).

NATO and the EU are in a bind. While some countries go “totally insane” (the Czech Republic and the usual 3B+PU) others are desperately trying to keep things together (Germany). As for the regime in Kiev, it is barely holding on to power and has no other options left than doubling down over and over and over again. Crucially, the junta in Kiev will continue to blame Russia for absolutely everything and anything (about 99% of what the Ukie political class does nowadays is hate on Russia and threaten to defeat Russia militarily).

None of that qualifies as “peace” in any meaningful sense of the word (people die everyday, almost all of them civilians). Worst of all, the same causes can only lead to the same outcomes, and there is very little anybody can do to change this. Thus, at best, what we are seeing is only a reprieve. But as long as a gang of Neo-Nazi thugs continues to hold power in Kiev, war will be a quasi inevitability. True peace will only come when the Ukronazis are either dead, or jailed or back in Canada. Until then there shall be no peace, only degrees of war.

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  1. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    The big winner would be the USA: its main instrument for the colonization of Europe (NATO) would finally find itself a purpose in life

    Ukrainians must die so NATO can live. This is what much of all this is about. The Ukrainians are just tools who’ll be abandoned were they to no longer be convenient and outlive their usefulness. It’s not a pro-Ukrainian but rather an anti-Russian policy that’s driving US actions. A permanent state of tension and war scares would be draining. Although Ukraine is described as an undesirable acquisition, an economic sinkhole, some sort of future union needs to be looked at. The current government may not be very popular and people there may not regret seeing them go in return for peace and normalcy. Germany spent a large amount of money in absorbing the GDR but went ahead and did so. If the US can do it then so can the Russians: set up a coup, get invited in, move in to establish stability, help the Ukrainians with their economy. At some point they’ll have to bite the bullet. They don’t want Ukraine to join NATO, do they? NATO is only the US with a bunch of flunky followers who’d melt away quickly. Americans wouldn’t want to fight for Ukraine, a country they care nothing about. NATO will back down.

    • Replies: @FHTEX
  2. People do not feel to go to war anymore. Maybe push button war but not a real war.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  3. Notsofast says:

    the russians shutting down the israeli missile defence systems has changed the whole dynamic in both ukraine and syria. putins not one to show his hand but in this case the hubris of nato and the israelis required him to let them know what they’re in for if they keep poking the bear.

    • Replies: @PJ London
  4. anon[760] • Disclaimer says:

    Thus, Russia “sacrificed” their strategic mobility of her airborne forces to give them a tactical and operational mobility and firepower which western airborne forces can’t even dream about. So what could these three divisions do in the context of a Ukrainian attack?

    In a purely defensive scenario the local defenders in combination with Russian support have the option to re-use Pak-front, probably utilizing rally points instead of traditional lines. The Russians would be able to intercede remotely with armed drones, precision missile strikes, and to control the electronic warfare / battlefield comms almost completely, which would have all been science-fiction at Kursk.

    No matter how much of a combat vehicle stockpile you may possess, both the German and the Soviet applications of Pak-front demonstrate that it becomes tenuous at best to continue effective operations once battlefield command and control are negated – you end up with lots of destroyed equipment and confused personnel blindly looking to move back to their own lines. This capacity to shut down communications and to hit the most critical / valuable targets within formations is worth more than any battalion of specialized troops.

  5. Molip says:

    You could tell that the threat of a Donbass invasion had ended when Biden called the Armenian exodus a genocide. Riling the Turks, who both control access to the Black Sea and have a beef about Crimean Tartars, just before initiating a crisis would be insanity.

    • Agree: Notsofast
    • Troll: Alfred
    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
    , @Avery
  6. A123 says:

    The current Ukrainian government tried to obtain support and failed. This is largely because anti-SJW Western Citizens are pushing back against Western Elite “leaders”. Until internal matters resolve, external concerns are on the back burner.

    U.S. — How long is the unelected Führer Biden going to last? No one is going to take risks on his collection of gaffes and literal stumbles. After he goes, will Vice Führer Harris elevation make things more stable? It seems unlikely. There were significant MAGA wins going into redistricting that should flip the House.

    EU — Germany is internally focused on Merkel’s imminent departure. The central EU bureaucracy is internally battling over policy with non-Authoritarian regimes in Hungary, Poland, and likely Italy. UK growth exceeding EU economic performance is also costing Brussels credibility. If the EU leadership in Brussels announced aggressive foreign policy they would be ignored or laughed at.

    NATO — Greece and Turkey are in a cold face-off that could easily become a new long term cold war. Plus, Turkey has active commitments in Libya and Syria. Any NATO venture in Ukraine would have to be anchored in Turkey. However, it is unlikely that Erdogan wants to add Ukraine to an already lengthy list of international hotspots.

    All signs (no U.S., no EU, no NATO) point to the status quo sticking around for several years. The SJW Elites have too much going on at home to risk a major escalation versus Putin in Ukraine.

    This could of course go sideways if someone does something crazy. The untested Führer Harris is going to be a serious risk. Given her Indian heritage, she is more likely to escalate in the Pacific theatre rather than a European hotspot like Ukraine.

    PEACE 😇

    • Agree: Rich
  7. I can’t see the Eu nations fighting for the Ukraine.

    • Agree: Thim
    • Replies: @Alternate History
  8. Schuetze says:

    Saker uses the word “Nazi” 14 times in that article, he should just re-title it to “what just happened to Saker’s brain“.

    I am not sure whether this hyperbole is an indication of Putin being forced to back down and withdraw his troops, or if it is part of the predictive programming for the upcoming May Day parades in Moscow. This is one big dilemma that the Putin Puta cult faces. The more these war mongers brag and threaten with their offensive war capabilities, the more all of Eastern, and Western, Europe are going to flock to Nato for protection. It could well be that this was the real purpose of “Ze”s little theater: punk Putin into overreacting thereby scaring all of Europe and the EU into the arms of Nato. The May Day parade will further drive the point home, the Russian Empire is on the march, and any ex-Warsaw Pact countries or ex-USSR states had better be very worried. Yet the Trotskyite whores here at UR will insist that Russia would never threaten any neighboring countries.

  9. Azoth says:

    I read all of this as another deep and profound humiliation of the Western “elites”, at least by proxy. Putin knows these klowns like the back of his hand.

    • Agree: Iris, CelestiaQuesta
    • Replies: @chris
  10. Lochearn says:

    “Even if we exclude an outcome where the Russian tanks stop at the western borders of the Ukraine and take a middle-of-the-road option where the Russians stop at the Dnieper river.”

    Why is Saker assuming that the Russian army would not merely clear the Donbas, extend its frontiers somewhat and leave it at that? It is highly unlikely that Putin would move further into Ukraine.

    When Russia began supporting Syria with its air force Saker wrote screeds about how Russia’s force was too small and would get trounced. Didn’t happen, Saker.

    Saker, like Moon of Alabama’s Bernhard, has fallen for the whole Covid scam which disqualifies both as serious analysts.

    • Agree: Theophrastus, gleongelpi
    • Replies: @syd.bgd
    , @SOL
  11. I don’t disagree too much with the Saker’s military and political analysis, although I think he underestimates the insanity of western elites and the reasons they went to such lengths to ger rid of Trump.

    But where is the Saker’s evidence for the so-called Covid catastrophe in the Ukraine? I wish someone could make him read the excellent articles on Unz by, among others, Mike Whitney and Gilad Atzmon.

    And maybe get him to read some stuff from non-establishment scientists like Mike Yeadon.

    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @Vojkan
    , @SteveK9
  12. I don’t believe NATO will build up any significant forces in Ukraine. There’s no money in it for the MIC. To be sure, East European transport contractors, construction contractors, translators, and food caterers would have a bonanza, but the MIC is not in the food catering business. The MIC makes money when bombs and missiles explode and need to be replaced. That ain’t going to happen in Ukie. Aside from a few artillery shells and some 4x4s for the Ukrainian military there’s no money to be made in Ukraine for the MIC.

    No, the MIC needs a new market for its wares. Ukie is a nonstarter, as was Venezuela. The markets in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen are drying up. Iran, Russia, and China are way too dangerous. Turkey would be ideal but would have to be expelled from NATO membership which won’t happen. No, most of the “low hanging fruit” have already been picked.

    If I had to hazard a guess as to the next target market for the expenditure of MIC bombs and missiles I would, with reluctance, suggest Cuba. Any other suggestions?

    • Replies: @Data
    , @Fallingwater
  13. PJ London says:

    I agree, in Syria, Russia directly destroyed US facilities and materiel, the oil facility and the ISIS training camp. It will cost US $1.4 bn in oil revenues per year and gives notice to US supported terrorists that they will not be protected by US.
    They then authorised or instigated direct attacks on Dimona and southern Israel.
    Personally I think Putin said “If you attack via Ukraine we will destroy you in Israel and Mid-East.”
    It worked.
    No point in attacking the Israel-US proxies, they are too easy, if attacked respond in the homeland.

    • Agree: Alternate History
  14. Alfred says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    where is the Saker’s evidence for the so-called Covid catastrophe in the Ukraine?

    It is a totally concocted nonsense designed to destroy the poor people (mostly women) who work in the service industries.

    Last year, in the first 4 months, 195,000 Ukrainians died. That is 1,600 per day. Yesterday, they claim that 231 people died from Covid. Obviously, these are mostly people who were due to die anyway. There is a lot of deliberate fearmongering going on. They keep on extending the shutdown for no reason. Everyone knows that shutdowns don’t work.

    In the past 24 hours, 6,574 COVID-19 patients have recovered and 231 have died.

    COVID-19 in Ukraine: 7,930 new cases, 231 new deaths, 4,531 new vaccinations (Kyiv Post April 26)

    Few people are wearing masks outside. Even in the staged photo below, the lady taking a photo behind the subject is not wearing a mask. 🙂

  15. “…instead of “just” dealing with a nutcase Nazi regime next door, Russia would now face a hysterically paranoid and russophobic consolidated West.”

    It would not have been necessary at all if Russia had eliminated the Ukranazi cancer in 2014 or permitted the Donbass Republics to advance westwards to at least Mariupol and Slovyansk in 2015 when the Ukranazis we in rout.

    “Putin very very rarely threatens, but when he does, people listen because they understand that his warnings are never a bluff…”

    And yet Putin’s withdrawal is being openly touted as a Ukranazi coup regime victory both in the Ameriganda and in Ukraganda, and the Ukranazis have done absolutely nothing to withdraw forces, quite the contrary. It’s almost as though….shock, gasp, this could never be!….Putin’s threats, after year after year of strategic waffling, aren’t taken seriously by Russia’s enemies.

    But that couldn’t be, right? The Faker hath spoken, and that’s divine writ, isn’t it?

    “…some kind of war between Russia and the Ukraine is still probably inevitable.”

    It had been inevitable from the moment of the Maidan coup of 2014, and waiting has just made it more expensive and difficult. Blindly underestimating Ukranazi capabilities is ridiculous. They’re much more cohesive and stronger than in 2014, when their resistance had collapsed totally.

    The Faker is now starring in my comic strip, by the way I know the hypocrite reads this response column, so hopefully he’ll not be able to resist having a look.



  16. @Alfred

    Where is the Faker’s evidence for anything he says at all? He’s been predicting the imminent breakup of Ukraine since 2014. When is that supposed to happen? Tomorrow or next week?

    • Agree: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Tsar Nicholas
  17. Ross23 says:

    It appears the Saker is starting to fear for his own predicament as a legal alien / guest of the US.

    I visited his website and initially thought it has been hacked when I read his personal message about how south front being a tool of Russian mis-information and that it had now been banned because of it.

    He’s also clamped down on a lot of other stuff recently. Maybe he’s read about the Japs in US in world war 2 and thinks war is imminent now.

  18. @Ross23

    He is a moral coward as well as an absolute hypocrite. As Andrew Korybko pointed out on Fakebook, nowhere has the American government banned Southfront etc al from being shared by any website.

    • Replies: @Anon
  19. @Schuetze

    Saker uses the word “Nazi” 14 times in that article, he should just re-title it to “what just happened to Saker’s brain

    Every year in Lvov the Nazis march to commemorate the forming of the 14th Waffen SS Greanadier Division of the SS (1st Galician).

  20. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    It broke up in 2014 and the rump is only held together by tranny men sticking expanding concrete into women’s bodily orifices to keep the terror going.

  21. Not to put too fine a point on this, Saker is a fool. None of what he imagines happening happened. Russia moved troops around and the Ukrainians stood their ground. something Saker, a Putinist shill if there ever was one, told more Putinist lies. The Nazis are in the kremlin, and at Saker’s keyboard. There is nothing in his screed that rises to the level of “analysis.” It’s just propaganda.

    If Kyiv has repudiated Steinmeier and Minsk, they were right to do so. Russia has made no effort to uphold them, dodging the agreement by claiming they were guarantors, rather than participants. That’s just one more lie from Putin.

    Anyone thinking Saker has anything accurate to say about anything going on in Russia and Ukraine, is naïve.

  22. Notsofast says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    putin would have been a fool to go into ukraine guns blazing in 2014. he liberated crimea and gave the donbas enough support to defend themselves, if ukraine is foolish enough to invade donbas or attack crimea he will bring the hammer down. in the mean time he’s content to let nato and eu mire themselves in the tar baby, money pit that is ukraine.

  23. Anon[360] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    thefaker is now on his 17th iteration of #openthread where he asks questions
    then collects reader responses, “analyses” them and sells that to some clients of his

    even at the bottom of the blog, it visibly says Saker Analytics, LLC

    and his readers are sheep herded by few house-negros like L445 and amarynth
    who protect their master from any critique

    but funny enough, and i do hope some of thefakers clients read my comment,
    thefaker is making himself criminal because those “analyses” he sells are fake,
    because the most critical thinking comments are blocked and deleted. thefakers
    “analyses’ contain no substance, he just repeats stuff from his 2014 or 2015 articles

    thefakers clients should sue for criminal malpractice and ask for compensation

  24. Begemot says:

    Anyone thinking [Quartermaster] has anything accurate to say about anything going on in Russia and Ukraine, is naïve.

    With the indicated substitution, Quartermaster, I agree with you.

    • Replies: @Quartermaster
  25. @Schuetze


    While reading this why did I feel like I took a left turn into Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone”.

  26. War is coming for the simple reason Western greed is unlimited.

  27. anon[417] • Disclaimer says:

    Not to put too fine a point on this, Saker is a fool. None of what he imagines happening happened. Russia moved troops around and the Ukrainians stood their ground. something Saker, a Putinist shill if there ever was one, told more Putinist lies.

    Seems like not replying to someone that you consider to be a fool etc.. would suffice?

    The offensive forces in this scenario would need to physically take and hold ground – and advance to do so.. The Russians and local forces don’t need to do any of that..

    Thus ‘inflatable tank’ type misdirection would be a potentially effective ruse for the defenders. By offering a misdirection that they are preparing for a large scale tank battle, and making a show of it, you inculcate a belief in the attacking force that this will be a mechanized slug fest.

    In actuality, the attacking armored formations, advancing spread out to take and hold objectives, are ill equipped for the actual plan to stop them. They also over-commit vulnerable combat vehicles that will be targeted from a distance or from the air.

    The first thing that occurred to me back when the heavily publicized sale of anti-tank weapons to Ukraine were in the news was that it seemed extremely unlikely that this would be relevant to the type of combat that the Russians would actually engage in.

    My conclusion was that MIC sold them a toy that was not likely to be useful to the actual situation on the ground they were likely to encounter.

  28. Aedib says:

    Usually Saker’s articles are overblown. But this one is quite realistic and accurate. Congrats!

  29. There is nothing preventing the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization (NATO) nations from intervening in Ukraine. They invaded Afghanistan like the locusts 20 years ago and are still bogged down there. Didn’t they know that Afghanistan had been the graveyard of empires for centuries?

    They invaded Libya, slaughtered the entire leadership to install western “values” and bombed it to the “stone age” (Machiavelli doctrine). They got in return more than 5 million refuges flooding Europe. Did they learn anything about their reckless imperial destruction of an innocent country?

    They brought their “values” to Iraq (Bush called it “Our Values”), disintegrated the country and turned it into a jungle. After 8 years, they left but decided to come back for the return on their investments (“destruction”). They used ISIS as an excuse to come back and don’t want to leave anymore. Those are the values that Ukrainians should expect from NATO.

    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

    ― Albert Einstein

    • Replies: @Charles Carroll
  30. ATBOTL says:

    The Russian economy simply cannot bear the burden of what is currently a Nazi run Ukraine which has turned into a massive black hole sucking in huge ressoures and never letting anything leave (except emigrating Ukrainians).

    This sentence is the meat of this article. The rest is relatively unimportant. The reality that Russia is an economic basket case. The cause is Russia’s extreme brand of corruption, where the state and largely non-Russian oligarchs(Jewish, Muslim, Armenian etc.) prey on legitimate Russian businesses, like a giant mafia. No other industrialized country in the world is like this. Until that changes, Russia will be a second rate country. In the medium term, Russia will become less powerful and less important as it’s share of the worlds’s GDP continues to fall. At some point, there will be yet another collapse and the government will fall.

    One of the core traits of Russians is nonchalance in the face of danger or failure. Their mentally is to ignore problems and insist everything is fine until it’s too late to fix. They are as careless and lazy as Africans in this way.

    • Disagree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Troll: SteveK9
    • Replies: @sally
    , @Druid
    , @NobodyUKnow
  31. @Notsofast

    ⅔ of the Donbass is outside the control of the Donbass Republics. If Putin had given enough support for then to defeat the attempt to destroy them, who are now ruling over that ⅔?

  32. @Quartermaster

    Since Russia is a guarantor, not a participant, in the Minsk agreement, which is between Ukranazistan and the DPR and LPR, I don’t think you know what you’re going on about.

    • Replies: @Quartermaster
  33. More Saker bullshit by the mouthful. Putin’s US/NATO/EU Zioterrorist business partners creating opportunities for conflict resolution negotiations across the board:

    Azerbaijan To Become A Gate For New Turkish-Israeli Cooperation

    Navalny would hardly make a better business partner for Ziocorporate globalism. Gotta expand those pipelines to Paris.

    • Troll: Tsar Nicholas
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  34. Smith says:

    What really happens is Ukraine being smart and not taking the American bait.

    Surely, surely they know the US doesn’t have their back on this? I think they know.

  35. @Molip

    It was genocide. Denying Moslem atrocities, past and present, in order to appear sophisticated is appalling.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
    , @anonymous
  36. Saker,

    Grateful if you could prepare a write-up on the Syrian rocket that landed near Dimona.

    Possibly the most significant strategic development in the Middle East in recent years.

    • Agree: Notsofast
  37. Max Payne says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Jesus….. I thought I had rage issues.

    You probably are overestimating the wealth of Russia. I’m sure that snap maneuver costed a pretty penny. Unless you assume the Russian economy is strong enough to take out 2 armies worth of working men from their local economy for a couple of weeks (I’m assuming VDV formations are full-time career military). Probably the same number of MPs will be required to occupy whatever shithole in Ukraine.

    Unlike the song says, its not raining men.

    Even Ukraine can’t afford to have too many reservists deployed for too long.

    All this Donbass malarkey is for NATO to stay relevant (read: cash cow) and for Russia to project an illusion of control (which if it had this wouldn’t even be a problem).

    I wonder if the common Russian soldier cares to die for Russian-speaking people outside Russia?

    I wonder if the common Ukrainian reservists cares to die for a piece of turf he will probably never visit ever in his entire life?

  38. Miro23 says:

    NATO and the EU are in a bind. While some countries go “totally insane” (the Czech Republic and the usual 3B+PU) others are desperately trying to keep things together (Germany).

    But as long as a gang of Neo-Nazi thugs continues to hold power in Kiev, war will be a quasi inevitability. True peace will only come when the Ukronazis are either dead, or jailed or back in Canada. Until then there shall be no peace, only degrees of war.

    A basic point is that none of this would be happening without the US. Which today means a Jewish entity utilizing its CIA/MSM to attack anyone who won’t obey its dictates – with a trail of coups/attempted coups/fabrications/violence around the world – such as Venezuela, Ukraine, Belarus, Hong Kong, 9/11, Iraq, Libya, Syria etc. etc.

    This “Jewish entity” exists in the shell of the post WW2 Anglo US Empire. The international political and economic institutions (World Bank, NATO, Dollar reserve etc.) are still there – but are now repurposed for the interests of these ideological/dictatorial freaks.

    So, a decisive move would be for France and Germany to show some political realism – evaluate the advantages of being integrated with the current US (almost none) and aim for neutrality and an independent EU stance. Next – root out the Jewish activists/CIA from their media and reestablish normal friendly relations with Russia.

    • Agree: Robjil, Druid
  39. Schuetze says:

    Azerbaijan To Become A Gate For New Turkish-Israeli Cooperation”

    “Azerbaijan has recently won in a military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Its victory was assured by numerous factors, including military support from Turkey, as well as from Israel.

    During the military escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Ankara has provided significant diplomatic and military support to Baku. There were important military supplies of Turkish weapons, and the Turkish General Staff took part in planning and conducting of military operations. Turkish military equipment and soldiers, who remained on the territory of Azerbaijan after the joint exercises in the summer of 2020, took part in the military actions in Nagorno-Karabakh.

    At the same time, Israel, without participating in hostilities, has supplied several military cargoes to Azerbaijan during the recent war. The deliveries were reportedly carried out through Turkish airspace. The UAVs of Israeli AIA and Elbit were also used during the conflict. As a result, the Israeli companies was reportedly expecting to sign multi-million contracts with Azerbaijan. After its victory, Baku may offer Israel to take part in the infrastructure projects in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. This may be of particular interest to Tel Aviv, given that some of these territories are located on the Iranian border.”

    Now it becomes clear how and why Azerbaijan had all those drones, loitering munitions platforms and rocket systems provided by Israel. Israel will now extract it’s pound of flesh. The Jews participated in another Armenian genocide.

    The key strategic move here is that by having Azerbaijan in her back pocket, the Hebrew has injected herself in a key position to block the OBOR initiative by the CCP. Nagorno-Karabakh was critical for linking Azerbaijan to Turkey. This also gives Israel immense leverage over Turkey, who is already using Israeli drone technology in its drones.

    It is also important to note that Israel is a partner in OBOR, responsible for cyber security IIRC.

    When we look at this move, it seems clear that this a very bad for Russia. It allows China to bypass Russia and Iran on the path of the OBOR to Turkey and Europe. Putin not only sold the Armenians down the river, he shot himself in the foot. This is likely related to why Turkey sided with Ukraine.

    • Replies: @GMC
    , @Max Payne
  40. Would it be possible or perhaps somewhat, maybe even highly likely to sink an island, if so, how many megatons would it take, using island of Albion as a model for size?

    • Replies: @Vojkan
  41. Vojkan says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    Whether the Western elites are indeed insane or just made of outright idiots is imho still debatable. As I have written in a previous comment on this site, they look to me as people who are stuck in a two-dimensional referential and just can’t imagine things can exist beyond that referential.
    It may well be that the Russians share the same dilemma and that they make their moves bearing it in mind.

    • Replies: @Tsar Nicholas
  42. What happened there is the usual fake conflict between two governments full of big nosed people wanting an excuse for propaganda, distractions, wasting tax money and killing people.

    And the fact they are big nosed is relevant given there are bloodlines with lots of psychopaths who are this way.

  43. AH14 says:

    Glad to see less and less people are falling for Sakers Kremlin shilling. All that happened was Russia was threatening Ukraine and Ukraine showed they won’t take any of Putin’s bullying. Russia is an economic basket case in an advanced state of collapse. They think they can get on the jews good side by invading Europe and making White Europeans live under Jewish Bolshevism like Russians…Putin thinks if he can prove his usefulness to the Jews by delivering them large swaths of Europe than that might buy him some time before they implode Russia and replace Putin’s government with a Chinese one after the RF is dissolved.

    The West has its problems and Im not crazy about NATO but they are necessary to keep out jewtins drunken red army rapist. Most of all we ought to be thanking the guys in Azov and SBU for keeping the commie bear from causing excessive damage in its death throes.

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  44. There’s a Covid catastrophe in the Ukraine? I very much doubt it as the MSM would have belaboured it endlessly if there were.

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  45. …advanced 636.3 type diesel-electric submarines (possibly the quietest on the planet, at normal cruising speed they produce less noise than the surrounding environment, turning them into acoustic black holes)…

    What’s the point of that? Won’t you be able to detect their location just as easily as if they were noisy?

    • Replies: @Stephane
  46. Vojkan says:

    You can’t. You can make them uninhabitable though. Westerners have managed to render quite a few islands such. The Russians could apply some of their enemies’ expertise to Great Britain 😉

  47. Alfred says:

    An extraordinary number of trolls. Well done Saker!

    You must be getting under their skin to provoke such outrage. 🙂

  48. Stephane says:
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    IMHO it’s just poor wording, and maybe misunderstanding.

    If the noise level of a submarine is below the typical sea background noise level, this does not mean it’s a “sound black hole”, it just means it will be very, very hard to detect.

  49. @Anon

    You know, I never noticed that Saker Analytics LLC until you pointed it out, and I have used it now, because it explains a lot of the Faker’s behaviour very adequately.

  50. @Stephane


    My point is that a halving of volume is, spectrogrammically, just as distinctive as a doubling

    • Replies: @Stephane
  51. Avery says:

    {“Armenian exodus “}

    ‘exodus’ ?

    Are you a denialist nomad savage Muslim Turk invader from Uyguristan?
    It’s was no, quote, ‘exodus’ homes.
    It was a planned, organized, savagely executed program of exterminating the indigenous Christian peoples of Asia Minor (so-called ‘Anatolia’). All of them.
    A Genocide.

    About 4 million Armenian Christians, Assyrian Christians, and Pontic Greek Christians were methodically murdered by Muslim Turks and their Muslim Kurd henchmen, 1915-1923.

    If you don’t know something, don’t advertise it.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Thanks: Uncoy
    • Replies: @Molip
  52. @Miro23

    A basic point is that none of this would be happening without the US. Which today means a Jewish entity utilizing its CIA/MSM to attack anyone who won’t obey its dictates – with a trail of coups/attempted coups/fabrications/violence around the world – such as Venezuela, Ukraine, Belarus, Hong Kong, 9/11, Iraq, Libya, Syria etc. etc.

    And Perfidious Albion which has been working full-time for International Jewry, whose finance capital is in the semi-autonomous Square Mile in London, ever since the 1897 Zionist Declaration by Herzl in Basel, eg Balfour Declaration by what was then called Great Britain (see below).

    The IHR link is dedicated to Benjamin Freedman, a Jew who founded the League for Peace with Justice in Palestine.

    What to say about his “goyim/cattle” counterparts’ actions in defending their own people against the greatest ever in history mass-murdering race, the Hyena, zionist Jews ?

    It doesn’t take a professional historian to see that they have actively and eagerly helped the destroyers of their own people plus destroying other people who were not their enemies but who were the enemies of Jews. They doggedly persist even though they are also destroying themselves .. ref former “Great Britain” and the wreck that is USA.

    Instead of deeply mourning the 1917 Jewish Coup in Russia (greatly helped by Perfidious Albion’s Royals/Parlament), the blockade of Germany by PA, two massive bloodbaths against Germany … unstead of deep repentance for the untold millions in Russia/Europe and elsewhere, the Mad Dog rampages on in service to judeo-freemasonry.

    Are we able to convincingly argue that the “goyim/cattle” epithet is not accurate ?
    Can we argue it when a big majority of the White race do not know their right hand from their left ? Or when posters on this (hopefully higher IQ) forum spend their time attacking others with juvenile terms as “fascist!” or the ludicrous “denialist” etc, on a free debate site ?

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  53. @Anon

    lol, that’s a pretty good racket

    I recently read about an academic of middling ability and more success, who has about twenty or thirty colleagues that he occasionally asks a technical question of. If he asks them each two or three times a year, that’s a lot of research being done for him, for free, that he repackages into authoritative books and media appearances.

    We’re all just jealous we didn’t think of it first

  54. Anonymous[391] • Disclaimer says:

    It must be nerve racking working in the CIA, State Department, Pentagon, or DOJ/FBI these past three decades since the first Trade Center attack and then Jamie Gorelick’s blinding US intel in the run up to Israel and its fifth column’s execution and cover up of 9/11, maybe wondering what’s the probability the Jew at the next desk is spying on you.

    Rooting out terrorism is a problem when entire elements within the US government are Jewish terrorist fronts, if reports by such as Wayne Madsen are accurate. He’s written that the Treasury Department runs Jewish terrorist activities overseas to protect Israel’s hold on the diamond trade (as just one example) under the cover of the Office of Foreign Asset Control, or OFAC, whose offices, he reported if I remember correctly, had more Israeli flags than American at the time and the language heard was Hebrew.

    A gal colonel working in the Pentagon in the aftermath of 9/11 wrote at the time that staff found it nerve racking that Israelis were allowed to drop in unannounced and uninvited to confidential meetings. Imagine how much worse it must be today after the Obama purges of our military’s patriots. As Philip Giraldi reported, an Israeli military intel officer, Lani Kass, was put in charge of the Air Force’s cybersecurity, undoubtedly for the purposes of ceding control of America’s nukes to Israeli blackmail. Meanwhile, Congress (all but 5 or so owned by the Jews according to Richard Perle) gives Israel an $8 billion reward for stealing and reselling our most guarded secrets to China.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  55. Ross23 says:

    You haven’t got a clue what your talking about.

    “ Russia moved troops around and the Ukrainians stood their ground.”

    It was the Ukrainians about to do the attacking. The Russian forces were a deterrent move by them in the face of this and huge evidence over the last 2 months that an invasion was imminent.

    If the Ukrainians supposedly “stood their ground” where is their attack?

    Looks like they crapped their pants and backed down

    • Replies: @Quartermaster
  56. And so Russians were ready to swallow Ukraine in one bite at the most miniscule provocation.
    What did happen that there was spontaneous soiling of pants of Azov battalion. The delightful aroma reached the nose of supreme leader Zelenicky and he did fall a sleep as sleeping beauty.
    So it all turned up to be a false flag.
    It costed Russians some gaz what Russians do have plenty.
    Nothing gained nothing lost.
    Only Russian generals got some data on duration of some military actions, as gathering of Walkire
    so they can put it in their strategic notebooks.
    The greatest benefit of all this charade is that Saker had something to write about.

  57. @Vojkan

    Christian writer and apologist CS Lewis wrote a few science fiction novels in the 1940s and portrays quite accurately the very thin line (if indeed there is a line) between madness and evil.

    And funnily enough, the third of his trilogy (That Hideous Strength) deals with a scientific conspiracy to take over humanity (apposite in view of current events).

    To imagine you can launch and win a nuclear war against Russia (as do many neocons) is not only mad – it is quite evil and wicked also.

    • Replies: @Vojkan
  58. Stephane says:
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    I’m far from a specialist in submarine warfare so take what follow with a pinch of salt.

    The way I understand passive sonar detection, a submarine or surface ship can be detected and identified as such by it’s sound signature, a pattern of sound energy peaking around specific, tell-tales frequencies standing out over the background noise.

    So in order to make a ship harder to detect with passive sonoar, there are two main directions.

    The first is, obviously, to minimise the total energy emitted. A quieter noise will be harder to detect at all.

    The second is to avoid as much as possible to concentrate this noise in narrow frequencies ranges and try to spread it around, flattening the peaks in the sound signature and making it harder to identify a pattern (hey do something a bit like that with the enclosed tail rotor on some helicopters, the interval between the blades is not uniform, to spread out the frequency of the noise generated, because the flatter, wider energy distribution is easier on the ears).

    This does not reduce the background noise around the submarine, it add less to it, and in a less distinctive way.

  59. @Nostradamus

    The 5 million refugees flooding Europe is part of the Zio-empire’s plan to destabilize and conquer Europe, just like the destabilization of Central America is causing the refugee’s migration over Biden’s open border. This also helps m0ssad’s drug and human trafficking businesses. They plan to change the stars in the U.S. flag and NAT0’s flag to be six-pointed. Like Mike Tyson says, “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

  60. GMC says:

    Good synopsis – another thing I noticed was – the second largest US Embassy is in Armenia { pop 3 million } and the rumour is that 4000 people work in it. US Embassies are CIA and Mossad offices, and the Armenian Administration incl. the Military , were all Pro USA/$$$, so Russia, actually did pretty good , since their troops are the Peace Keepers, in the Valley.
    Russia is not concerned about OBOR as much as the Americans and Jews are – I’d say . RF is in their own back yard, and protecting Russia – first – along with moving their economy up , of course. So far, they have played a pretty good chess game , for a relatively new Government. Will Domestic USA be able to rebound, from what looks like to be a disastrous economic problem like the Soviet Union went through ? They will need real American presidents , just like Russia has a real Russian President.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  61. MLK says:

    It’s impossible to overstate the following:

    Even more importantly, the internal situation of the USA is truly critical with many very serious crises occurring simultaneously.

    The global factions that aligned against Trump from the beginning succeeded in what amounts to a coup. Rather than belabor that, accept that it’s exceedingly dangerous for the entire globe, including the US, to have a “Yeltsin” as president. Much less one whose handlers are indebted to foreign powers who made bargains in return for participating/acquiescing to operation Get Rid Of Trump.

    If a replay of something akin to pre-WWI’s alliances is rightly feared with current NATO — and it is. consider it in the form of the overlapping fire sale bargains the anti-Trump factions made before the 2020 election to foreign powers.

    For a variety of reasons Russia has had the toughest hand to play. Make no mistake, if they had succeeded in installing Hillary in 2016, Russia would have acquiesced to Trump as a Russian asset. Nord Stream 2 would be up and running, with a menu of other goodies available in return for money to the Clinton and other foundations. But it didn’t go according to plan.

    It was supposed to be back to business but Trump won in a monumental landslide. It took playing practically every card they had — Fox/AZ; RINO filth like McConnell; big gay Mike Pence — and still Trump never conceded and saved MAGA from the fullness of the 1/6/21 false flag.

    Broadly, Clinton/Bush/Obama were a deepening of the POTUS as figurehead/pitchman for what I call the Sovereign. Trump had to go because he refused to accept this role. Worse, he openly and unapologetically insisted on furthering the national interest. He was a real POTUS not because he was in control of the leviathan but because he withheld or kept the Deep State guessing how he would deploy his second to none messaging powers.

    Biden (and his double, ear and mouth pieces behind his mask) cannot even function as a figurehead/pitchman. Even at the commanding heights people tell themselves what they want to hear. Thus this is still considered a feature not bug.

    It really is madness for them to think they could rapidly deliver all the payoffs, relying on the Fake News to distract. Russia, and even more so China, was gifted with an extension of START. Nord Stream 2 was supposed to have been completed and on line like shit through a goose already. This is to say nothing of what China has already gotten and Iran is insisting on.

    Russia and China are already in a solid Strategic Alliance. A geopolitical no-no American children used to learn in middle school back in my day.

    This isn’t a criticism of this article, but you need to think of it in the exactly opposite manner. These events in Ukraine should be thought of as lose-lose-lose any way they played and continue to play out. That the USG was the moving party exemplifies how corrupted and compromised its Sovereign is.

  62. @AH14

    You must be one of the few idiots still in the Azov “battalion”

  63. @Irish Savant

    Correct. It is just a blown up narrative. I have yet to see or hear about a covid case here. No one wears masks except at the checkouts of supermarkets. People put them on to board public transport and then take them off. The whole thing is a joke.

  64. @Stephane

    I know pretty much nothing about sonar detection, but is it remotely possible for a submarine to have *less* of a sound profile than the surrounding environment? Physically, is this even possible?

    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @Stephane
    , @ivegotrythm
  65. @Schuetze

    Yes, as “troskyite whores” here at Unz we are 100% committed to the “nation state” – in this case Russia.
    Your political insight is truly at scanning electron microscope levels.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  66. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    “The Faker is now starring in my comic strip,”
    Anyone who goes around making juvenile funniess like “the faker” is starring themselves in their own comic strip. Laugh? I almost spat on the phone screen….

  67. Mefobills says:
    @Arthur MacBride

    Your points are well made, and I would like to reinforce them for those who just skipped over, and didn’t have a flicker of cognition.

    And Perfidious Albion which has been working full-time for International Jewry, whose finance capital is in the semi-autonomous Square Mile in London, ever since the 1897 Zionist Declaration by Herzl in Basel, eg Balfour Declaration by what was then called Great Britain (see below).

    The square mile is the center of the dart-board, it is ground zero. Jewry re-entered England in stages, with BOE in 1694, and additional consolidations with Rothschild insertion after 1815, and then alignment with Zion at turn of 19’th century.

    The central bank decides monetary policy for a nation, and in the case of British Empire, the private bank system was networked. Jewish money power was then networked throughout the British empire.

    Is there any systemic change today as compared to then? Not really, the network remains, but has spread to Wall Street, and many debt instrument holders reside in Tel-Aviv.

    Are we able to convincingly argue that the “goyim/cattle” epithet is not accurate ?
    Can we argue it when a big majority of the White race do not know their right hand from their left ? Or when posters on this (hopefully higher IQ) forum spend their time attacking others with juvenile terms as “fascist!” or the ludicrous “denialist” etc, on a free debate site ?

    Not only do the goyim/cattle not know their right hand from the left, they don’t even know to focus their eyes on a small patch of land, “the square mile,” which is semi-autonomous – meaning “international finance” is its own government without a people to govern. Square mile government really serves its constituents, members of international finance and private banks within the system.

    From an engineering point of view, any sort of system that has improper feedback is undesirable. If the system persists for many hundreds of years, it must be a feature, not a bug. It is a feature because it makes sordid gain for the members. Who doesn’t want an easy life as a financial alchemist, parasitizing the productive energies of the world?

    There is moral hazard in an unaccountable government that is working only for its own financial interests, and where said government is simultaneously being string pulled by our (((friends))) for their own self-aggrandizement.

    When Jews use their money power to channel energy toward their own selfish interests, that is bad for the Goyim, because Jews could give a damn about goys.

    So, the horrible state of affairs is that international finance capital is unaccountable, and has been ruling the world from behind the scenes for centuries. Moral hazard be damned.

    Note that (((Oligarchs))) kicked out by Putin, in many cases, took up residence in London.

  68. Schuetze says:

    Allowing OBOR to bypass Russia is, for Russia, is even worse that Poland allowing NS2 to bypass Poland.

    But you are right, the US can no longer simply twist Armenian arms in order to get her to block OBOR in case of war or sanctions, so this is bad for the US. Soon the US will be kicked out of Afghanistan completely either voluntarily or by power diplomacy. Russia should be able to look at the US and realize that alienating neighbors is probably not a good long term policy.

    The US economy is on the way to the bottom. As soon as the Dollar as reserve currency is over, so will the American economy. It will be hard for Americans, especially with Kerry the Carbon Czar enforcing Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2050 carbon diktats.

    • Thanks: GMC
  69. SteveK9 says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    If you want to be completely emotionless and cruel, Covid ‘catastrophes’ in the sense of economic or military effects can only occur willfully. Most of the people who die are 80+ and that has little effect on either the economy or the military. Locking everyone in their house … does have a substantial effect on both.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Tsar Nicholas
  70. Alfred says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Active and passive sonar are not the only ways submarines can be detected. Aircraft and helicopters measure changes in the electromagnetic field and the surface wave patterns. Submarines are usually made of steel – but there are submarines made of titanium which is non-magnetic.

    Hunting Submarines from the Air

    The average depth of the Black Sea is 1.2 kilometers – much deeper than military submarines can go. There are many tricks such as trying to remain below a layer that causes refraction of an active sonar signal. It is a complex subject.

  71. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    the Ukronazis would have meeted …

    Past participle of meet is met.

    But if the Ukronazis were not meeting, but meting, then they would have meted.

  72. I am told by Ukrainians that calling Ukraine “the Ukraine” is the mark of a Russian propagandist. But didn’t we know that already about The Saker? (For those who need an explanation I think the problem is the implication that, because Ukraine means borderland , the addition of “the” means the country is merely a peripheral part of the great Russian imperial state.)

    • Replies: @GMC
    , @Bill
    , @Begemot
  73. Stephane says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    As far as I can tell, no, and for me the expression “acoustic black hole” is catchy but a bit misleading.

    The closest thing coming to my mind is the anechoic tiles that are used on some classes of submarines.

    They serve two purposes : the first is to absorb as much as possible of incoming sound waves and to distort/alter what is reflected – reducing the effectiveness of active sonar, and to absorb sounds /vibrations coming from inside to limit what is radiated in the water.

  74. The Ukraine woke up to the fact that Russian tanks would be in Kiev in about 2 days if the zionists who are in charge of the Ukraine continued on their road to Ukraine suicide.

    • Replies: @GMC
  75. Notsofast says:
    @Ray Caruso

    in my opinion you, avery and alfred may be misreading this comment, rather than questioning the genocide he seemed to be questioning the timing of bidens statement and in that case i see it as a valid statement, i could be wrong.

  76. Ted Buila says:

    Covid 19 vaccine related in Ukraine, ME, Asia…possibly. Does anyone have a production cost “difference” per dose for P, M, Sputnik, Sinovac? AZ’s published numbers seem to be in the $4 range.

  77. Sadly, and in spite of the current reprieve, some kind of war between Russia and the Ukraine is still probably inevitable.

    Unfortunately, this is true. Sooner or later Russia will be forced to deal with the Ukrainian abscess to prevent further provocations by the imperial puppets. Both Rostislav Ischenko and Andrey Vadjra, Ukrainian politologists who ran away to Russia after 2014 coup, predict that if Russia intervenes, most of Ukrainian military would run away, abandoning hardware, arms, and ammo, even faster than Georgian military did in 2008. The resistance would be weak, mostly by a few crazed wonnabe Nazis. The majority of neo-banderites, who are incredibly cowardly, like their banderite forebears, would run away even faster than the military.

    Ischenko says that strategic decision to cut Ukrainian abscess up was already made. I don’t know. The fact that Russian passports are handed out in Donbass at a rapid pace, as well as Ischenko’s track record of prescience (he predicted 2014 coup, down to its timing, before 2012 parliamentary elections, see his interview here: tell me to take him seriously.

    By taking over Ukraine Russia would create some serious problems for itself. The main one is that it would be forced to feed Ukrainian population and invest huge resources to make Ukraine livable for humans. Considering the state Ukraine is in, that would be extremely expensive.

    The reaction of the Empire and its vassals is predictable, but I don’t think it would be a big problem for Russia. First, the Empire and its sidekicks are raising stink no matter what Putin does, so he has nothing to lose in that department. Second, I think he already considers his attempts to pry Europeans (I mean serious European countries, not various impotent vaudeville states) from the Empire futile: Europeans are too emasculated to do anything decisive. Third, thanks to his moves in the last 5-10 years, re-orientation of Russian trade and tourism away from Europe is now less economically painful than ever before. Europe would suffer a lot more than Russia.

    Disconnecting Russia from SWIFT would be the last nail in the coffin of imperial financial dominance and the US dollar as reserve currency. Smarter Western economists understand that. Even today more than half of Russian foreign trade does not involve dollar. Eliminating it from the other half quickly would incur some losses, but nothing dramatic.

    Bottom line: the Ukrainian boil is about to burst. Pus would fly all over, but in the medium-to-long run the Empire stands to lose a lot more.

    • Replies: @alwayswrite
  78. @Mefobills

    (((“parasitizing the productive energies of the world”)))

    There is moral hazard in an unaccountable government that is working only for its own financial interests, and where said government is simultaneously being string pulled by our (((friends))) for their own self-aggrandizement.

    When Jews use their money power to channel energy toward their own selfish interests, that is bad for the Goyim, because Jews could give a damn about goys.

    So, the horrible state of affairs is that international finance capital is unaccountable, and has been ruling the world from behind the scenes for centuries. Moral hazard be damned.

  79. GMC says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Well, I lived and worked in Ukie -ville and for the Russians – the Ukies -they are certainly living up to the Novi definition – a borderland. They got bought off pretty fast – real fasssst . FYI there is No/ Nyet word in Russia – THE it’s a western word. I just live here so ask a Russian . Saker , Israel Shamir , Anatoly – ask them -probably Ron Unz even . Keep on posting – I read your posts – Spacibo

  80. Miro23 says:

    It must be nerve racking working in the CIA, State Department, Pentagon, or DOJ/FBI these past three decades since the first Trade Center attack and then Jamie Gorelick’s blinding US intel in the run up to Israel and its fifth column’s execution and cover up of 9/11, maybe wondering what’s the probability the Jew at the next desk is spying on you.

    There must be plenty of people at these institutions who know what’s happening, but they keep quiet. Like plenty of people knew what Madoff was doing but said nothing until his pyramid scheme blew up publicly. In his case, the SEC was even tipped off (various times) but they themselves blocked any investigation.

    Just the same for the masses of people working in MSM “journalism”, politics, education etc. They know that it’s all manipulated, but are governed by fear.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  81. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    I will check out the site you have listed.
    I have been calling him the Faker for a year or so. He is just full of crap.

    Putin has, imo, avoided conflict to the detriment of respect. Being more forceful in Donbass would have helped. I don’t know how his top generals are not frothing at the mouth by this time.
    How demoralized is a country when the leader is practically begging them to have more kids?
    I find it hard to find accurate information about Russia. There is so much bs, propaganda aand outright lies.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  82. Agent76 says:

    Apr 16, 2021 Ready for nuclear holocaust with Russia over Ukraine?

    Are we prepared to see our loved ones burn alive in a nuclear holocaust in a war with Russia over Ukraine? If not, cut out the macho saber rattling and deescalate before it’s too late.

    • Agree: SeekerofthePresence
    • Replies: @Rdm
  83. The (((empire))) needs blood. It’s never if but only when. The more the merrier. To cover up and consolidate the ongoing covid chaos there has to be a follow up “event” to seal in the evil. It’s coming.

  84. “A quasi-official repudiation of the Minsk Agreements and Steinmeier Formula by Kiev, followed by a sharp increase in bellicose statements and, most crucially a large scale move of forces (including tanks, heavy artillery, MLRS and even ballistic missiles!) towards the line of contact.”

    What is the evidence for this statement?

    I saw one story about the video CNN was using to claim Russian tanks were moving by rail towards Ukraine but which was really Ukrainian armor based on the presence of passenger cars in the background with the livery of the Ukrainian State Railway.

    But I’ve seen little else.


    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @GMC
  85. GMC says:
    @Desert Fox

    Agree whole heartedly – but all those millions of dollars and euros { IMF/US } thrown at Kyiv, is the Boss. Plus , these Kyivian cut throats see Yats our guy , Poroshankster, and the rest of them – living it up in Florida, France , Switzerland and that is where they are headed, and Fk the Ukrainian people Russia is the only country that feels for the Ukrainian people – but they have been blasted with anti Russian propaganda 24/7 — just like the West has been doing. I’m from Alaska but moved to Crimea over a decade ago and I used to like the Canuks – but F them and their Ukie Nazi immigrants. OO Dah Chee

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  86. syd.bgd says:

    Yap, right. They are still helpless, in real material terms. Yet, not even these drones to annoy Latakia airbase.
    Dig it.

  87. Schuetze says:

    “as “troskyite whores” here at Unz we are 100% committed to the “nation state””

    Russians are either the biggest hypocrites on the planet, the biggest cucks on the planet or the biggest idiots on the planet, or all 3. Trotsky, founder of the Red Army, led the Army while it raped and murdered millions upon millions of Russians, yet the Russian Putin Puta’s at UR still love him and the Red Army. Trotsky believed in International Socialism over Russians Socialism at home, this is why he had no qualms about brutally murdering and torturing millions of Russians. Yet the Russian Putin Puta’s at UR still love him and the Red Army. Trotsky worked with the Germans to help them bypass Versailles sanctions and build up the Wehrmacht. Yet the the Russian Putin Puta’s at UR still love him and the Red Army.

    Talk about cognitive dissonance, the Russians are the world’s champions.

    Here is the May Day Victory Parade from Moscow on May 1, 1941. Back then they were celebrating the victory of Communism over the Russian people and the murder of millions of Russians! At sec 32 you can view the German Officers of the Wehrmacht celebrating the Victorious Communist slaughter of Russia with all the Jews and Judeo-Communists.

    Russians: The Jews favorite race of cannon-fodder because the Russian will help Jews celebrate their own genocide. Then and now. Russians always have been cucks to the jews, and always will be.

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
    , @Uncoy
  88. @GMC

    THE it’s a western word.

    To express this scientifically, unlike Germanic and Romanic languages, Slavic languages do not have articles, definite or indefinite.

    Personally, I see no reason to use “the” with the word “Ukraine”, as with few exceptions (like the Netherlands) “the” is only used before abbreviations (the USSR, the US, the UK, the EU, etc.).

    • Agree: GMC
  89. @Oscar Peterson

    What is the evidence for this statement?

    Just read Minsk agreements point by point and tell us which point did Ukraine implement. To the best of my knowledge, Ukraine implemented exactly zero points it ostensibly agreed to.

    Ukrainian officials often talk about “modifying” Minsk agreements. If that’s not a refusal to fulfil, what is?

  90. @GMC

    I’m from Alaska but moved to Crimea over a decade ago

    Man, you moved from harsh Alaskan climate to enjoyable Crimean one. That alone would make a sensible man happy. Not to mention a sea where you can actually swim (although Russian standards for sea temperature warm enough to swim is quite different from American one).

    • Replies: @GMC
  91. Jazman says:

    Look like you are bigger fool then mighty Ukrainians

  92. @Schuetze

    You keep telling such an atrocious stupidities that it really hurts.
    Trotsky did not establish Red army it was Stalin that established Red Army.
    Stalin did remain liaison of politburo to the Army. Trotsky after death of Lenin was certain that will take the Lenin’s position, but Stalin with army behind him did cut Trotsky to his size.
    Khrushchev, used the same trick with Bulganin to take a position of General secretary of Communist party.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  93. SOL says:

    “When Russia began supporting Syria with its air force Saker wrote screeds about how Russia’s force was too small and would get trounced. Didn’t happen, Saker.”

    Re-read what he actually wrote.

  94. AReply says:

    The Saker thought process:

    1. Let me tell you what I think is going on
    2. What’s going on is what I think is going on
    Sidebar: I have some more thoughts
    3. What I think is going on is excellent thought!
    4. Why is the world organized in terms of what I think is going on?! It’s crazy

    The end


    Neo-nazi freedom-fighters and the modern history of USA conservatives, two great tastes that taste great together, because freedom and the enemy of my enemy is my friend, if he digs freedom!

    Putin… The man, the legend.

    The world under-estimates how good a tyrannical overlord can be if he’s a real sharp guy who takes care of business. Too bad America got Trump. Thanks Republicans!

    //Next, all six advanced 636.3 type diesel-electric submarines (possibly the quietest on the planet, at normal cruising speed they produce less noise than the surrounding environment, turning them into acoustic black holes) went on patrol.//

    They are so quiet, nobody even knew they went on patrol. But the Saker knew, because he thought it. Like when a black hole shows you it’s there by being very not-there, but warping space-time around it so that seen from a proper distance it seems like whoa there’s certainly a big nothing there because there it is, with time and space all warping around it…

    Is there a way to write a column that’s like a black hole of thought? Or maybe like a quiet-diesel-electric-submarine-on-patrol of thought, so quiet but effective at patrolling that it can swim around the sea of readers’ consciousness blowing things up while producing less noise than the surrounding environment?

    …Check back next week.

    Wait, can submarines swim? Are diesel-electric submarines excellent swimmers? When on patrol? Quietly?

    Bots of Unz, unite!

    • LOL: FB, Stephane
    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  95. To begin with, The Saker makes the mistake of lumping all EU nations into the category of the West. And this is not entirely true.

    Though, primarily driven by the United States, only certain states are in complete alignment with the so called “West”. This would be Britain, Poland, and possibly Hungary. Germany, France, and others are looking at ways to develop deeper ties and relationships with Russia considering that their economies alone would benefit.

    Poland and Hungary by the way, are not the “West”. They are considered either Central or Eastern Europe, who have distinctly different views on the matter. Poland would be more likely to align itself with US desires since it continues to abhor Russia while Hungary would have am ore diffciult time doing so, since it finds itself in alignment Russian social policies while despising the US’.

    Finally, The Saker may not be considering that having Ukraine be subordinated to the West may in President Putin’s interest as doing so, as it would continue to make it a very weak state even with NATO Forces garrisoned there…

  96. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    You seem to think that the absence of something is something. Like darkness is anti-light instead of an absence of light. That would go for everything. I’ve got plenty of nuttin’. And nuttin’ is plenty for me.

  97. Bill says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    The question is not whether it is propaganda but whether it is true.

  98. ” what just happened in the Ukraine ” ??????

    Simple answer

    Putin has just blown about a billion dollars worth of his trashy money,thats a lot win wink, for nothing,oh, yup more sanctions,brilliant move Putin

    Now Ukraine will continue to arm itself with more drones and other stuff which will all raise the costs on the Putin regime when the balloon finally goes up

    • Replies: @Mr. Cracker
    , @Anonymous
  99. beau says:

    “Finally, judging by the low intellectual abilities of US decision makers, we should always expect something silly or even dangerous, or both, from this Administration for and by Woke-freaks (especially since “diversity” has now completely replaced “competence”).”

    that which presents the greatest danger in that region, as well as across the planet, has been stated.

  100. @AnonFromTN

    Make Ukraine liveable

    Are you having a laugh!

    Russia is unfit for humans,so god only knows how the Putin criminal mafia cartel actually do anything positive in Ukraine,they’re basically robbing Russia and ironically flushing all that loot out of Russia

    Of course the west just keep saying,yup keep bleeding your country dry,really smart move,way to go Russia

    • Troll: Alfred
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  101. Begemot says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Tell your Ukrainian friends that how we English speakers speak English is none of their damned business.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  102. @alwayswrite

    Let me guess: last time you were in Russia or Ukraine is – never. That explains why you make about as much sense as I would theorizing about sexual habits of Martians.

    • Replies: @alwayswrite
  103. @AReply

    Only a note.
    Diesel electric submarines are running on battery power.
    When batteries are low submarine has to surface and start the cycle of charging the batteries.
    Smoke from exhaust from diesel engine may betray their location.
    The noise of submarine is coming only from propeller drive.
    Nuclear driven submarines do not have to surface, only for exchange of air for crew.

  104. Schuetze says:

    I was taught that the glorious Communists taught the Russians to read. I guess that was just another Communist lie, since none of the Russians here at UR seem to be able to read any document I link to.

    “Trotsky created the Red Army out of the Red Guards and from the remnants of the old Tsarist army.”

    On April 22, 1918, the Soviet government decreed compulsory military training for workers and peasants who did not employ hired labour, and this was the beginning of the Red Army. Its founder was Leon Trotsky, people’s commissar for war from March 1918 until he lost the post in November 1924.

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
    , @Zarathustra
  105. GMC says:
    @Oscar Peterson

    I saw them going across the bridge – I live there – been there when Crimea was Ukrainian too. But everything military is normal , since Ukraine declared war on Crimea with their article 117 -2021 instructing the Ukrainian army to take back Crimea and Donbass. Once the Ukies started to mobilise 30,000 troops – it kind of a give away – lol. I know what I am looking at – US Army 69-71. Spacibo

  106. GMC says:

    Actually , being from Alaska has been good for my relations with the Locals. I tell them stories when i fished with the Alaskan Rooskies out of Homer in the 70s. I ended up here after the 2007 construction bust { Depression} happened in the US – and a Moscow/ Kiev company needed experienced construction management team to build a resort , on the water in Yalta. Long story but this was all when it was still Ukraine – shit happens and the people really did vote to go back to Russia , but I had to leave for awhile and then came back and started my bucket list heading East.

  107. Vojkan says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    To initiate any war, “conventional” or nuclear, is evil. I have realised that the rulers of the West were evil when they fomented the first Iraq war. To imagine a nuclear war could be won would be supremely idiotic. Whereas evil can be repelled, idiocy is implacable. That makes it more frightening.

    • Agree: Tsar Nicholas
  108. chris says:

    Yeah, I agree with that, but maybe the incidents should not be dismissed so easily.

    Initially, I couldn’t figure out why the US was siccing Ukraine on Russia, seemingly out of the blue, or why they backed off so suddenly. But the whole Belarusian angle seems to explain it all.

    Belarus and Ukraine were set to explode at the same time in order to force the Russians to split their response. There was definitely something planned for Syria as well, in order to knock the Russians out of all these ‘theaters’ of operation, simultaneously.

    This scatterbrained miscreant plan has the greasy fingerprints of that bovine, imbecile, slob, Nuland, all over it, ‘to show men ‘a thing or three’ about how a woman thinks big.

    The other circumstantial evidence is the silence in the Western media, first, in order not to attract too much attention to the incident, but also to decouple the two parts of the plan and erase the tracks leading to the obvious planners. For who else would be driving these events simultaneously?

  109. @SteveK9

    The real Covid catastrophe looks to be the rolling out of experimental gene therapies disguised as vaccines.

  110. @Schuetze

    O.K. so read shit and you repeat shit. What can I do with you?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  111. @alwayswrite

    The cost of Russia’s deployment will just be billed to the annual military exercises budget. So it’s not an added expense.

  112. @Zarathustra

    As computer people say, “garbage in – garbage out”. This describes that commenter pretty well.

    • Thanks: Zarathustra
  113. FHTEX says:

    The bottom line is this: NATO cannot defeat Russia. Therefore, any country that attacks Russia–or Russian interests in Ukraine–will lose. China, Russia, and a whole lot of other nations now realize the US and its military–which is basically NATO, since the rest of NATO struggled to defeat the small Libyan army back in 2011–is not capable of full-scale war against technologically advanced opponents.

  114. Molip says:

    Noun: exodus ek-su-dus
    A journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment

    Is that wrong?

    I see you a the typical nutter who can’t see the forest for the tree. You take issue with the choice of a single word and miss the import of the comment as a whole.

  115. @Schuetze

    You do play here a role of devoted antisemitic person.
    Trotsky was a Jew (internationalist). All those sources you quoted were written by Jews.
    Never did cross your mind that Jews always aggrandize other Jews, and try to show that Jew is always high above anybody else.
    Trotsky was nothing, just a poodle of Lenin.
    If Trotsky would have a support of Red army leadership (well he created it according to you)
    than he would have become top honcho and not Stalin.

  116. Russia ran a propaganda campaign to false flag Ukraine coordinated with military manouvres in order to test Biden. Biden kept his nerve and showed a high card without using it. Stavka climbed down instead of pushing further.

    • LOL: Alfred
    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
  117. Someone please just invade someone already.

    Or it’s masks and “vaccines” forever.

  118. BorisMay says:

    The Square Mile or City of London is owned lock, stock and barrel by Queen Elizabeth the Second of England. She lets it in perpetuity to the Rothschild Banking Empire.
    Originally the ownership of the Bank of England was to be a 50/50 partnership between the Royal Family and Rothschild with an original capital of £100,000. At the time (1830s) the Royal Family was in serious debt so Rothschild took control of 98 of the 100 shares, giving just 2 to the Royal Family.
    The Bank of England purchases and sells shares on behalf of the Queen and issues the nation’s currency. It charges the British government 4% interest on money loaned.
    The leader of the British government, Alexander de Phiffel Johnson, the Prime Minister, is a Jew born in New York to a family of Turkish origin. He is technically not British despite holding a British passport, and is no more eligible to be the British Prime Minister than the latest illegal immigrant.
    Johnson has 8 or 9 illegitimate children, has betrayed and divorced three wives and has been fired from two jobs for lying. He is the archetypal parasite, or perhaps termite might be more accurate.
    Most British people are not aware that he is both a foreign born Jew and technically not eligible to be Prime Minister. He was promoted by, funded by and serves the Rothschild family. He is probably the most well educated and cleverest PM in British history as well as being a traitor.

  119. Anonymous[349] • Disclaimer says:

    Was the Madoff hoax a pyramid scheme? or instead a method (at one time traceable through NY Fed transfers) by which wealthy American Jews transferred money to Israel they subsequently claimed as a Madoff loss as part of a conspiracy by which Kenneth Feinberg then reimbursed most of them for the money supposedly lost, but was cleverly invested for the “victims” benefit from Israel. It might finally prove to be an improvement over Spengler’s quip a century ago that Jews would soon enough be creating money out of thin air.

  120. Did the author remember to mention that those Nazis are being run by jews?

  121. Uncoy says: • Website

    Not only is your language primitive (“cucks” everywhere, mostly under your bed, or more likely in your bed) but it takes no account of the situation of shifting alliances in the 1930’s in Europe. In the face of growing German military strength, the Soviet Union sought allies against Germany. It found none. To avoid becoming odd-man out in geopolitical musical chairs, the Soviet Union preferred Germany as an ally than facing off alone against the Reich.

    Vladimir Putin had very little to do with the Russian Revolution. Both the Russian Revolution and the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union (carefully shepherded by the CIA) were very bad for Russia. Hence Putin’s distaste for both the Bolshevik Revolution and the Soviet Union’s collapse. As a small c conservative and a Russian nationalist, Vladimir Putin would have been happiest in a liberal Russia under a patriotic and benevolent Tsar.

    Late Soviet Union was no longer Stalin’s (or as you laughably put it, Trotsky’s) Soviet Union. The consumer goods situation was pretty dour (much better in Hungary or Czechoslovakia which were both eminently liveable, even by Western standards) but in terms of intellectual freedom and education and culture in many ways well ahead of the West. Western culture and intellectual integrity fell through the floor following the collapse of the Soviet Union, with no competitor to keep our own establishment honest.

    The end result is evident in deeply misguided, intellectually dishonest, misinformed and poorly written comments like your own.

    • Agree: Robjil, Aaron Hilel, Miro23, Alfred, FB
    • Replies: @Seraphim
    , @Schuetze
  122. anonymous[161] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ray Caruso

    Yes, I suppose some of us have been trying to ape the most evil, mankind has ever known… your kind of whitevil scum of the earth. But, our “atrocities” will always pale in comparison. Nobody does evil like the whitevil mofers… nobody!!

    But, what is most satisfactory for us “Moslems” are the atrocities that you pagan godless vermin perpetuate on your diseased souls (personal as well as civilisational), and the comeuppance which will manifest itself to some extent here, followed by the unimaginable horror which awaits your kind in Hell.

  123. The main problem, as evident in the hysterical denials of many trolls on this site is that Putin’s Russia is invulnerable to the Axis of Evil, and thats something that is intolerable in Washington, Londonistan and Tel-Aviv.

    How can that be, how can those dull drunkards resist our might, we who can print all the money in the world, whose navy rule the seas, who can buy anything and anyone?!

    And yet.

    Putin dulled and ultimately stalemated the offensive in Syria, took their greatest prize – Sevastopol straight from under their crooked noses and left them with the garbage fire that is central Ukraina.
    He’s not a saint, of course, otherwise he would be at Solovki praying for us sinners, but he’s the greatest ruler Russia had since Peter the Great.

    And thats horribly vexing to a small fringe of would-be rulers of this world…

    • Thanks: FB
    • Replies: @Molip
    , @Serge Krieger
  124. sally says:

    I fear both Neapolitan and Hitler discovered “have-nothing-Russians” ignore their economic condition in defense of Russia? There will likely be little left of NATO if Putin makes good his promise to strike first when war becomes certain. NATO is the army of the western Oligarch. Its purpose is to deliver wealth from the bank of somebody else to private Oligarchs and to their corporate leg breakers.

    Putin has appealed for level heads, but he has dropped to the sidewalk his lunch pale, his shirt is already off, his fist are in defensive position, and his back up is in place. It looks to me like this recent “attack everywhere at once scenario” was a threat to be not to taken seriously, but a political dog and pony show designed to make things politically difficult for Putin.

  125. @Philip Owen

    Biden kept his nerve

    In a competition for the shortest joke, this would be a runner-up.
    As they say. Alzheimer makes life interesting: every meal a new dish, every night a new old lady.

    • LOL: FB
  126. @BorisMay

    has been fired from two jobs for lying.

    Being a liar and a crook at the same time is the job requirement for a politician.

  127. Seraphim says:

    No wonder that his language is primitive and dirty. His real name is Schmutze.

  128. Molip says:
    @Aaron Hilel

    Putin dulled and ultimately stalemated the offensive in Syria, took their greatest prize – Sevastopol straight from under their crooked noses and left them with the garbage fire that is central Ukraina.

    Let’s not forget that Crimea came with territorial rights to a large chunk of the Black Sea – and the reputedly vast oil reserves that lie beneath those waves.

  129. gatobart says:

    The main problem I have myself with the Saker is that he has an extremely and totally unrealistic of his own importance in the whole scheme of things. And of course that goes for his website also and for the usual pals who we all know. That is reflected in the way he worships and adulates his own so-called moderators, a bunch of website goons right out of the Heinrich Himmler School for Open Free and Democratic debate. I have had my own personal experience to illustrate this point. First, his grotesquely self important rules for the way comments must be written. No matter how relevant. right or important is the things you have to say, his SS-rators will simply throw them in the trash or will at least threaten to do so if you commit the capital sin of using capitals even in a single three word sentence. I received such a threat myself after laboring for almost an hour on a comment that I considered pretty relevant and well written but for the SS-rator in question that didn’t matter, the only thing he could see in it was the use of Capitals!. Then, even worse, his SS-rators have the authority to call you a liar, without having to provide any evidence for it, without giving you the least chance to defend your position and even worse, without even giving you the chance to have your comment delete to stop being treated as a liar in front of his whole audience. That is what broke the camel’s back for me. I had the audacity to write in a comment that traditionally the European influence in the countries of Southern South America has always been far stronger than that of the U.S. That prompted the response from his SS-rator calling me a liar. I wonder how he, a Russian expatriate in the U.S. knows more than me about SSA, me who along with many millions others was born and grew up in that side of the word…? Or is his cultural consultant Pepe Escobar, a guy that has reached a state of sanctity for him and who can’t be wrong speaking for all Latin Americans and who must be trusted even more than those who have born and spent most of their lives in countries Escobar has barely known or visited…? That is why I dont give a damn for The Saker anymore, a little dictator in his little tropical island. in the web.

  130. Anonymous[358] • Disclaimer says:

    The Faker and Poopie Escobar and their low-rent shilling have helped turned this site into a clown show. Plus all the fucking CCP trolls. A pity, used to be a go-to site.

    Re. Putin’s generals, I agree. In fact, I suspect they, and not Flaccid Vlad, are the reason Russia took the strategically necessary step of seizing Crimea. They doubtless threatened a coup if Putin allowed Sevastapol to fall into NATO/American hands.

  131. @GMC

    To try to make it even clearer than your or my choice of words has Anon from TN is – of course – correct that there is no definite article like “the” in Russian (like Latin and, I guess, Greek).

    I am reminded of a much more serious consequence which I relate at the risk of giving the anti-semitism on these threads a boost. Apparently the UN resolution which would restrict Israel’s activities on the West Bank refers to “The occupied territories” in English and “occupied territories” in Russian so, naturally, Israel insists on adopting the one that suits it.

    • Replies: @GMC
  132. @Begemot

    Unfortunately I am citing principally a Professor born in Australia just after WW2 when his parents were refugees and who has written several books in English! His son lives in Ukraine now and has a business there and Ukrainian wife.

  133. @gatobart

    Capitals sometimes are the mark of the nutter but, equally, they may be the only form of emphasis available if using a smartphone keyboard on I noted that even Ron Unz can break his own rules when he really wants to wag his finger at some lazy ignoramus and shout that there is ZERO evidence 😎. (I don’t think he would be so raucously unkind as to inflict capital punishment on someone whose deficiency was merely to be elderly without shedding the naiveté which he himself shed a couple of decades ago and looks back on with a shudder).

    • Replies: @gatobart
  134. Schuetze says:

    “In the face of growing German military strength, the Soviet Union sought allies against Germany. It found none. “

    lol. 1939-41 the USSR invaded, raped and purged Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina. Claiming that after murdering all her neighbors in a a drunken rampage that the Russians couldn’t find any allies is beyond laughable, it is absurd.

    I have said it before and I will say it again. You Russophiles will say anything to justify the actions of your cult leader Putin and his hero Stalin. You are just as bad as the Trumptards.

  135. Druid says:

    You could say the same about Jews in America. They’re the ones behind all this!

  136. @gatobart

    It did happen to me also. Of course I am not capable to write beautifully, and that also contributed to my demise on that site.

  137. Poslan says:

    I think the poster’s source tried to convey the difference between using *in* or *on* the Ukraine. The latter, “На Украине”, is certainly pro-Russian.

    • Replies: @yurivku
    , @AnonFromTN
  138. yurivku says:

    The latter, “На Украине”, is certainly pro-Russian.

    It’s not “pro Russian”, it’s just proper Russian. All new UKi’s perversions of Russian language it’s just their wet attempt to be different/unique. Probably you’re one of those?

    • Agree: Uncoy
    • Replies: @Poslan
    , @profnasty
    , @Jazman
  139. GMC says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    I don’t see where using The, has any belittlement in it. Ukraine along just about every country in the world has their borders . Exception would be Australia, New Zealand , Israel and any others that don’t abide by International laws = USA especially. Unz surely has a comment melting pot of different folks nd that what makes it – very interesting. Spacibo Wo O

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  140. Poslan says:

    So, your claim is that proper Russian is not pro-Russian, but somehow anti-Russian? You seem rather unique yourself.

    • Replies: @yurivku
  141. profnasty says:

    So the Jews are Nazis now ay?
    Jew Nazi, Jew Nazi.
    No matter how many times I say it, it makes no sense.
    Think again.

  142. profnasty says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Russia were to adopt the american alphabet. And China as well.
    This would help their poor to move here for our benefit programs. We could become even more diverse. For the win!

    • LOL: Uncoy
    • Replies: @yurivku
  143. yurivku says:

    So, your claim is that proper Russian is not pro-Russian, but somehow anti-Russian?

    The rules of Russian language aren’t pro-Russian or anti-Russian. They are just rules. And in proper Russian ‘на Украине’ is right, but ‘в Украине’ is wrong. Simple is that.

  144. yurivku says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Russia were to adopt the american alphabet. And China as well.

    It would nice if americans and other westerners were to adopt Jewish alphabet and begin write from the right just to the left.

    This would help their poor to move here for our benefit programs.

    That will simplify communications with their master.
    come on!

    • Agree: libertyordeath
  145. Anonymous[312] • Disclaimer says:

    Well that’s only if someone else will foot the bill, as the Ukraine is now a beggar nation soon to join all the rest of the Third World countries but only in the bottom slot, when its use and its coming fast is over it will be thrown aside like a used condom and then what, the end of the Ukraine on the world map.

  146. Anonymous[312] • Disclaimer says:

    For God’s sake, give it up for your only making a fool of yourself and others are sick of your stupidity…

    • Thanks: Uncoy
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  147. @gatobart

    You made me curious. I never commented on his site, but having read your story, I am going to try.
    Whatever the result, this is a different site with different rules, thank goodness!

    • Replies: @glib
  148. @Poslan

    “На Украине”,

    “На Украине” is just grammatically correct in Russian, that’s all. Naturally, Russian grammar does not change because of inferiority complexes of some nincompoops.

    • Replies: @Poslan
  149. @profnasty

    Jew Nazi, Jew Nazi.
    No matter how many times I say it, it makes no sense.

    If you look at Israel behavior since its founding, it makes perfect sense.

    • Agree: libertyordeath
  150. @GMC

    Australia certainly has borders according to the definition I have just looked (tanked 2):
    “the edge or boundary of something, or the part near it”.

    Indeed there is an “Australan Border Force”.

    I’m not sure what international laws you are referring to as not being abided by. Are you referring to some contestable interpretations of treaties?

    The “the” is considered to be an insulting addition because it implies that the nation I’d just a peripheral add-on to another real nation.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  151. @Anonymous

    As folk wisdom expresses it, “it’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think that you are a fool, than to open your mouth and dispel all doubt”.

  152. @Wizard of Oz

    The “the” is considered to be an insulting addition because it implies that the nation I’d just a peripheral add-on to another real nation.

    What about the Netherlands?

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  153. Ironic how these AshkeNAZI parasites are financing these “Ukronazis” The same cabal of vampires that control NATO and the biden regime.

  154. Poslan says:

    Actually, as of 2013 Rosenthal’s, the very iconic grammar textbook, defines “in” as correct specifically in case of the Ukraine. Previously it specifically defined the usage of “on” as an imported abnormality. Imported, surprise, surprise, from the Ukranian.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  155. @gatobart

    He’s not a Russian ex pat,he’s Swiss!

    Don’t beat yerself up, his daft website its just a childish echo chamber,a fascist safe place basically for self indulgences based upon wishful thinking about ‘ collapse ‘ so called theories in relation to the west,and America

  156. gatobart says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    That is exactly my point and why I did use in that occasion Capital letters in a single sentence, because i wanted to emphasize a conclusion I considered important, not because I like to shout at people, like TS usually assumes. Besides that, it is extremely insulting and very disrespectful of people who bother to take a few minutes of their time to write a comment in an open internet platform to openly threaten them to throw these comments in the trash if they commit such heinous crimes as say, using Capitals, or if they disagree with the opinions of the platform owner (such as those who think that there is no pandemic, just a plandemic) or even for referring to some subject that is not exactly the one that has been proposed by him. I don’t know of any other open platform where commentators are treated in such a spiteful manner. What platform owners usually do is to respectfully tell people to refrain from doing some things, they will never threaten them with “throwing their comments in the trash”,

  157. @Poslan

    I am talking about prepositions in native languages, not in English.
    BTW, in Ukrainian grammatically correct preposition is also “на” (на Українi). Of course, banderites don’t know grammar (or anything else, for that matter).

  158. @anonymouseperson

    The Ukraine is a basket case. The EU, US and ZIOs broke it and they can’t afford to fix it. Set, game, match.

    • Agree: libertyordeath
    • Thanks: GMC
  159. @AnonFromTN

    Why would i waste my hard earned money going to a depressing cess pit like Russia?

    I’m not gonna help fund,no matter how small my tourist contributions may be, a fascist authoritarian and hypocrite like putin,and I’d never in a million years think of going there to work or set up a business in a corrupt mafia state like Russia

    • Troll: Alfred
  160. Anon[159] • Disclaimer says:

    But as long as a gang of Neo-Nazi thugs continues to hold power in Kiev…

    You are such a total asshole.

    No Nazis in control of Ukraine… Only JEWS.

    • Agree: Alfred, libertyordeath
  161. @Alternate History

    The Ukraine is a basket case. The EU, US and ZIOs broke it and they can’t afford to fix it.

    It is an open question whether they can afford to fix it. It is 100% clear, though, that they have no intention of fixing it. Largely because they do not give a hoot about Ukraine per se. They just use it as a disposable tool to irritate Russia, acting via local compradores. Shows their idea of relative importance of Ukraine and Russia in the geopolitical game the Empire is playing.

    Then again, every nation has the government is deserves. The fact that Ukrainian populace allows these imperial puppets to rule their unfortunate country acting against its interests does not reflect well on it.

    • Replies: @alwayswrite
  162. @alwayswrite

    Why would i waste my hard earned money going to a depressing cess pit like Russia?

    Did anyone invite you there? Did anyone even suggest that you’d be allowed there? Or is it sour grapes? You do sound pathetic, like a cheated husband. My condolences.

    • Replies: @alwayswrite
    , @Jazman
  163. EugeneGur says:

    Why would i waste my hard earned money going to a depressing cess pit like Russia?

    Nobody’s inviting you to Russia: there are enough native hypocritical idiots with the overcooked oatmeal in place of the brain without you contributing to the pool.

    No wonder the point that it’d be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the subject before pronouncing an opinion was completely lost on you.

  164. Anonymous[256] • Disclaimer says:

    Indeed, he loves Mother Russia so much he constantly praises her from Tennessee.

    Funny how all these Stalin nut-huggers (Faker, Orlov, etc.) all live in the US.

    • Replies: @Uncoy
    , @Alfred
  165. @AnonFromTN

    You asked,so you didn’t like the answer,tough, get over it

    Russia is a third world country, always has been and always will be,its people are spiritually and emotionally stunted by centuries of oppression,so they ain’t going to be some sort of super power

    So this article is just more blather from a pro kremlin shill,its not serious analysis thats a fact

    Its only interest factor is in the quality of the twisting propaganda narrative,it’ll be interesting to read this article in 10 or 15 years from now,because Russia will look even worse than it currently does,plus Putin will be an old man by then,poor Russia looks like it’ll just keep self harming itself

    Mark my words, Russia is slowly going down,and I’m never wrong!

  166. @AnonFromTN

    Russia is an imperial power,or it likes to think it is,although with its crappy economy it doesn’t have much chance

    Its not being part of the Russian imperial project that Ukrainians object to

    Well it doesn’t much matter,as Russia is on a downward trajectory,so the west can buckle up and let the Russian imperial machine grind itself into oblivion

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  167. @Aaron Hilel

    Sorry, but hat place belongs to Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin.
    And this is not even debatable. But Putin is definitelly skillful ruler of capitalistic sort, but we should not forget that his opposition in the West thankfully for Russia consists mostly of morons and clowns which made his task much easier.
    Stalin had far harder task while facing monstrous opposition from the West and it is also not debatable that Putin hold much of aces thanks to what Stalin and then Brezhnev created.
    Otherwise I consider Putin wise and skillful leader.

    • Agree: FB
    • Replies: @alwayswrite
  168. @alwayswrite

    I’m never wrong!

    Reminds me of an American joke: I am not opinionated, I’m just always right.

  169. @Serge Krieger

    Why should Russians be thankful for being ruled by Putin and his mafia gang?

    You won’t think Putin a wise and skilled leader in about 20 years time,because once he’s done Russia will go pop!

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
    • Replies: @Serge Krieger
  170. @alwayswrite

    I think it is USA turn to pop. But there is not going to be any sort of come back. USA has no backbone.
    It is a gambler that had some lucky streak and actually ended owing casino, but the edge is gone and lucky streak is over.
    The king is naked and bankrupt.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  171. @Serge Krieger

    Regarding your “troll” designation, I believe that not all idiots are trolls (and not all trolls are idiots, even when they play the role of an idiot very convincingly).

    • Replies: @Serge Krieger
  172. @profnasty

    Ashkenazi…Eshkenazi…..these vampires invented the word and falsely put this derogatory term on Hitler and the National Socialist to cover up their crimes against humanity.

  173. @Anonymous

    Sounds like more nonsense from a Talmudic vampire.

  174. @alwayswrite

    Well it doesn’t much matter,as Russia is on a downward trajectory,so the west can buckle up and let the Russian imperial machine grind itself into oblivion.

    My dear girl, I could not agree more. We are on the same wave length.
    But here is the contradiction.West and US are the ones coming up with all kind of accusations of Russia, never proven and never even substantiated, and than imposing all kind of sanctions on The Russia. And also interfering in internal affair of Russia. Why they loved so much Yeltsin and now they
    totally hate Putin. Who is bothering who can you tell me that? My brain is simply unable to figure it out or make a sense about it. I can see that you are much smarter than me.
    So can you help me, pretty please?

  175. @Schuetze

    The same gang of Jewish Supremacist vampires that controlled the USSR using Stalin as their sockpuppet now control the us and nato.

  176. @AnonFromTN

    Phew, I am much relieved.
    It was difficult to write something convincingly responding to such utter idiocy wasting my time.
    Troll way looked the most economic to express my opinion.

    • Replies: @Vojkan
  177. @BorisMay

    Thank you for expressing it this way:

    He is the archetypal parasite, or perhaps termite might be more accurate.

    The public must be trained to speak the truth about Jew behavior by no longer being stunned to silence by (((their))) trusty stifle terms “holocaust” and “anti-Semite”.

    You’ve proactively used the proper retort in anticipation of the accusation.



    I oppose proactively hateful ethno-supremacist Jews behaving as termites gnawing often latently but ever unceasingly in instinctive concert at the cultural structure of white Christian society as they have been doing since arriving en masse in the United States circa 1880 pursuing their apparent goal to eradicate all people of European descent.

  178. I’d like to add a few things missing not addressed in all the moving machinery (pun LOL) of this rather decent article…Directed Energy Weapons, such as Sonic Weapons or SW that operate between 30-100 Hz can be aimed at the local population as well as military ground forces. By adjusting the frequency range such devices can disorient drones in flight, render virtual-reality headsets ineffective, make robots and scooters spin around and even- down a drone. In the sphere of electronic jamming devises, Russians have the edge and clearly excel over and above everyone else.. For example; the recent peacekeeping in Nagorno-Karabakh, various EW vehicles were used on the battlefield, the RB-341V Leer-3 and the Orlan-10 that can neutralize GSM communications. The Leer-3 system works in tandem with Orlan-10 drones fitted to carry EW gear and can remain aloft for almost a full day, with a reported combat range within a ninety mile radius of operation.

    Why do I get the feeling that the citizen soldiers, noncombatants and NATO forces are reduced to nothing more chickens in some bizarre cockfight, prearranged by the MIC’s of both sides. Nothing more than finished product testing and thus advertising material for either side to sell weaponry well in the future.

    This surreal conflict has nothing to do with who speaks what language and where, ideology, cultural differences or political beliefs. It’s a money making scheme, pure and simple. One can almost hear the sales pitch, irregardless of what side of this false pretense you happen to be on; Our drone, vehicle, jamming devise is battlefield ready, proven effective during those 2020, 2019 1999 conflicts in country xyz, the Jungles of god only knows where and so on….

    Pray tell readership, when the hell are we all gonna wake up and smell the coffee? This is alchemy folks, making gold from blood, our blood and their pocketed stash!!! All wars are bankers wars and as everyone knows (or should know) the Bank of Russia is in direct conflict with the entire Federal Reserve System of banks, the World Bank and IMF. Yes, these moneymaking plots and conspiracies always begin with some island or people or place none of us ever heard of, with the original intention(s) to test deploy-ability and keep foot soldiers battlefield ready. But then, again, as well all know, something UN-expected happens and snowballs into the totally unforeseen. Duck and Cover! keep wearing those masks folks because it will most likely reduce inhaled radioactive dusts.Yep, we’re all in boot camp now!

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Steven80
  179. Corvinus says:

    Exactly. The bet is on Putin bluffing.

    • Thanks: Zarathustra
  180. Uncoy says: • Website

    You are aware that time is a vertical single directional dimension? 1939 comes after trying to include defensive alliances against Hitler.

    As you are a rude and ill-spoken fellow, who shows no penchant for coherent thought, that’s enough.

  181. Uncoy says: • Website

    Orlov lives on a boat, far away on the Seven Seas. Or did for a long time. You’ll probably find that most Russians who could be bothered to take part in senseless debates with empty-headed Yankees don’t live in Russia. Russians in Russia would just see it as a senseless waste of time with foreign weirdos.

    • Replies: @Seraphim
    , @yurivku
  182. Vojkan says:
    @Serge Krieger

    Mandatory rule for dealing with trolls: don’t feed them.

    Mandatory rule for dealing with idiots: never underestimate their ability to pull you down to their level. As a corollary, avoid arguing with them; it is best to just ignore them while they self-indulge.

  183. Seraphim says:

    Orlov returned to Russia. Check his blog.

  184. Alfred says:

    Funny how all these Stalin nut-huggers (Faker, Orlov, etc.) all live in the US.

    Orlov lives in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He no longer lives on a boat in Boston. However, he does propose unlikely boat solutions for Americans longing to escape from their cities.

    BTW, if you ever do visit Saint Petersburg, you will be thoroughly impressed.

    I suggest you go to Google Street View and check out the state of roads in the provincial cities and then compare them to Chicago, Los Angeles etc. – the blue states. 🙂

    Here is a typical residential street in Novosibirsk:

    And here is something similar from Chicago:

    Note how the asphalt is all broken in the USA. This is the same everywhere – especially in the blue states. The USA is in a downward spiral. Infrastructure is improving every year in Russia – new highways, new metro lines in cities etc.

    Here is what America’s civil engineers think:

    America’s Infrastructure Scores a C-

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride
    • Thanks: FB
    • Replies: @alwayswrite
    , @Seraphim
  185. yurivku says:

    Russians in Russia would just see it as a senseless waste of time with foreign weirdos.

    You’re so right! I would just change “weirdos” to bastards. In my observations they’re about 80% of commenters here.

    • Agree: Serge Krieger
  186. @Alfred

    Novosibirsk looks like a typical Lego land soul destroying dump


    No wonder so many Russians would like to leave

    Utterly depressing,and to think this is one of the better bits of the slum,AKA Russia

    Incidentally the only reason the infrastructure is improving in Russia is because outside the ring road its in total decline,what will be left in a few decades is about ten big cities with the majority of the Russian population living there and using the rest of the country as a vast rubbish dump

    Why visit St Petersburg when you can see the real thing in Venice,after all St Petersburg is just a lot of junk created by those terrible westerners,you know Italians and the French,wink wink!

    Basically Russia has no indigenous architecture of note apart from all that dreadful Soviet stuff,totalitarianism in concrete,awful,the rest of what one sees is just thin veneer of western inspired facadism,oh plus a few churches

  187. GeeBee says:

    Originally the ownership of the Bank of England was to be a 50/50 partnership between the Royal Family and Rothschild with an original capital of £100,000. At the time (1830s) the Royal Family was in serious debt so Rothschild took control of 98 of the 100 shares, giving just 2 to the Royal Family.

    The statement which I highlight reads as though you imply that the Bank of England was incorporated in the 1830s, which I am sure you did not intend, as you will know that it was incorporated long before that in 1694. At that time, the Royal Family was teetering on the brink of oblivion. Charles I had been beheaded in front of his own palace 45 years earlier, and Cromwell had all but taken the Crown for himself. As it turned out, Charles’ son returned and claimed his three thrones (England, Scotland and Ireland) in 1660, purely because Cromwell’s nominated successor – his son, Richard – had proved to be totally unsuitable for the job, and admitted as much himself. Charles II struggled against Parliament almost as badly as had his ill-fated father, and died without a legitimate heir. On his death in 1685, his brother, James the Duke of York, assumed the throne, but he lasted barely three years, before having to abdicate his throne and flee across the Thames. Two of his daughters reigned, Mary and Anne (the first jointly with her husband – who was also her first cousin – as William III and Mary II, both were grandchildren of Charles I), but Mary died in, if memory serves, 1694, leaving William I without an heir and with Parliament finally having got the crown under its more or less total control.

    Cut to the 1830s – which you seem to suggest was a significant time in this regard – and we have George IV already dead, leaving no legitimate heir, and thus his father George III’s third son, William, acceded in 1830 (the second son had pre-deceased William, again without an heir). William IV lasted just seven years, and also died without a legitimate heir, so the crown passed to George III’s late fourth son’s – the Duke of Kent’s – daughter as Queen Victoria.

    These were difficult times for the monarchy, and all this talk of the British Royal Family being in complete control of everything is utter hogwash, I fear, and betrays an abysmal lack of even the most basic knowledge of British history. How on earth would a beleaguered monarchy command near control of British finances in 1694, at a time when only fifty years before, Parliament had received backing from ‘Rothschild’ (whose family didn’t even exist at that time, but I’ll go along with using that name as an icon of Jewish finance)? It was always Parliament that strove to install the merchant on the ruins of throne and altar – a long-term project which came to full fruition long before our contemporary era.

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is head of an enormously wealthy family, there is no doubt. But her influence within her realm is today extremely circumscribed, just as it was with her father, her grandfather, her great grandfather and her great-great grandmother.

    I pride myself on having an open mind, however, and should be delighted if you could furnish any sort of credible evidence for any of your somewhat wild claims.

  188. Steven80 says:

    Where did you get the info about GPS spoofing? I’m checking the website of the producer of the frequency range distorting devices (in Russian) , but I can’t find info about it, and they boost about other achievements:

    • Replies: @elmerfudzie
  189. Jazman says:

    He is scared to go to Russia , his delusion can change

  190. Anon[284] • Disclaimer says:

    Jews murdering Christians.

  191. Jazman says:

    Not third world , Russia is second world

    • Replies: @alwayswrite
    , @Anonymous
  192. @Steven80

    Late last year in There is also military webpage, it’s a good reference too

    I’ll add, that there will be no “escalation dominance” from our side in this conflict!

  193. @Jazman

    Second rate,third rate,makes no difference its still slowly going down the toilet and no amount of flash wiz bangs and Putin posturing is gonna change that

    Putin has set Russia on course for stagnation,which he thinks will offer stability,it won’t,all that will happen is a further reduction of Russia to become a first world country,so I’ll stick with third world so should you if you had any sense

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  194. @Anonymous

    I think Putin, as the politician, knows that whatever military action he agrees to will require vigorous defence, apologia, etc. on his and Lavrov’s part. Stiil, it is their job. I really don’t see much difference between re-incorporating Crimea and re-incorporating Crimea AND Donbass-Luhansk. The West, ie. Jew-spew media, will always act like the next pogrom is 5 minutes away. Just do your thing and be unapologetic. If Lavrov and Putin had adopted a policy in 2005 of just staring at reporter’s for long pauses, shaking their heads in confusion and expressing an attitude of shock at the idiocy they just heard they would have saved themselves a great deal of wasted energy, stress and political points.

    If you had told people ‘Build Back Better’ in 1975 you would have been viewed as a complete idiot. Now the WEF/Globalist filth actually believe their NLP-JEDI mind meld techniques are working because they have dumbed down the people under 35 in the U.S. with massive vaccination protocols that are impacting physical and mental vitality.
    I believe this may account for some of the resurgence of Marxist ideology as legitimate among the young. Older people know Communism was, and is, evil. That cannot be changed. It can be done ‘right’. Marx was an avowed Satanist and the ideology reflects that in its concentration of power in a small group who then tyrannically impose their authority via ‘famines’.

    • Agree: Alfred
  195. Maybe OT, but it illustrates what happens to obsequious imperial lackeys in the end. The Empire and its sidekicks started troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Paraphrasing Russian joke, after 20 years (longer than WWII) of effort, the Empire suffered a glorious success.

    • LOL: Aedib
  196. Data says:
    @Mr. Cracker

    “No, the MIC needs a new market for it’s wares.” I believe that ‘new’ market is space (killer satellites, moon bases, etc).

    • Replies: @Mr. Cracker
  197. @Mr. Cracker

    To be sure, East European transport contractors, construction contractors, translators, and food caterers would have a bonanza…

    You forgot Hunter Biden’s favorite: pole dancers!

    • Replies: @Mr. Cracker
  198. Anonymous[326] • Disclaimer says:

    Second world my ass Russia is a world power and if you don’t believe ask those up in the Pentagon, and they will set straight, the first thing you need to do is get by all the propaganda….

  199. Anonymous[326] • Disclaimer says:

    And you are an idiot with useless information or propaganda would be a better word, we are now in debt $4 trillion dollars just so far this year (which will be added to the trillions more somewhere north of $28 trillion), and we will need another trillion sold to other countries just to stay a float, and lol your talking about a country almost debt free with a growing economy who as far as military technology is waay ahead of us.You idiots would be better off to keep your mouths shut and play the fool it serves you well..

    • Agree: FB, Levtraro
    • Thanks: Alfred
    • Replies: @Zarathustra
    , @alwayswrite
  200. @Anonymous

    Please cool down and be a little bit more gentle. We need some opposition on this site to be lively and interesting.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  201. Seraphim says:

    If you check his blog you’ll see what ‘unlikely boat solutions’ he ‘proposes’ to the Americans to escape from their cities. Russia became the ‘Arc’ saving the European civilization from the flood of iconoclastic insanity and destruction that submerged the ‘West’.

    • Thanks: Zarathustra
    • Replies: @alwayswrite
  202. annamaria says:

    News from the Kaganat of Nuland (former Ukraine): “The non-existent nazis hold a parade in Kiev. If you don’t recognize the symbol, look it up:”
    What a monument to the warmongering Kagans’ clan and a black eye for the profiteering Holobiz community!

    The Division SS “Galizien” was commanded by German, Austrian and Ukrainian officers. Training for the recruits began within the SS-Special Purpose Training Battalion (SS-Ausbildungs-Battalion z.b.V), commanded by SS Sturmbannführer Bernard Bartlet while the man appointed to oversee the forming of the Division was General Walter Schimana (until October 1943)…. All regimental commanders were Germans. …

    Former soldiers of SS “Galizien” were allowed to immigrate to Canada and the United Kingdom in 1947. … The Canadian “Commission of Inquiry on War Crimes” of October 1986, by the [dis]honourable Justice Jules Deschênes concluded that Waffen grenadier division der SS should not be indicted as a group. … the commission’s conclusion failed to acknowledge or heed the International Military Tribunal’s verdict at the Nuremberg Trials, at which the entire Waffen-SS organisation was declared a “criminal organization” guilty of war crimes.

    • Thanks: Zarathustra
  203. @Commentator Mike

    Because the Nether (meaning lower) Lands and the United (meaning made into or caused to act as a single entity) Kingdom/States are adjectives.

    It is ungrammatical to say “the Holland” or “the Scotland” for example.

  204. @Alternate History


    Ukraine is a collapsed/telescoped time-frame example of the outcome of not resisting zio criminals taking power in your country.

    It is thus a warning to ZUKUS/others of what lies ahead for them.

    And is currently happening.

    Ukraine/”the west” vividly illustrate why Byzantium prohibited Jews in govt or in teaching positions, a position attempted to be maintained except for the eg Cromwell, Churchill until ~150 years ago.

    Likely that the reason for the perjorative name Perfidious Albion is because that unfortunate country has been a servant of Jews for centuries.

  205. @Stephane

    Rightio. All I’m saying is that plus or minus amplitude is equally capable of being detected, by a computer program analysing soundwaves or by the naked eye. Observe this simplified example.

  206. @Anonymous


    You only think,no you’re encouraged to believe Russia is waay ahead in military tech,by fools like the saker,Russia ain’t ahead and even if they were their economy is based upon export of raw materials,there’s no added value to Russian economy,no entrepreneurs,no dynamism,it’s a weird hybrid between the state and big business,very possibly a very real fascist dictatorship,if not now it soon will be

    So we could go and look at all those failed fascist regimes,but why bother,the operative word is ‘failed’

    Putin has no ability to continue with Russia political economy,as its basically all about Putin,so once he goes then what?

    Simple more of what the last hundred or so years have been,failure!

  207. @Seraphim

    God help us if we have to depend on Russians

    Their women have about six abortions on average
    Their men folk use women as punch bags
    When the men ain’t beatin hell out of women they kill themselves with drink or drugs
    AID/HIV is rampant
    They’re all suffered from mental health issues,depression and paranoia
    The only solution is the family to turn towards,often the very cause of the problem,or the voodoo church with its wierdo priests,they’ll probably try and exorcise you!
    Of course mental health in Russia is just a strange ‘ western ‘ thing and miserable stoic Russians just put up and suffer,probably because in the Soviet times psychiatric hospital was used to torture people,a practice going through a renaissance i believe in Putin lovely morale and soooooo superior Russia

    Russia,save the west! give me a break,they’ve been killing themselves for the last century

    Trump should have built his wall around Russia, keep the barbarians out i say

  208. Max Payne says:

    Mass saturation loiter-munition attacks against Iran is in the works.

    Give it a few more years to amass the required number of drones in cold-storage launchers spread out across Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, UAE and perhaps even from Afghanistan. I’m not talking a dozen or two. I mean 1000+ loitering munitions in an instant all out attack against everyone and everything that ever worked in the Iranian nuclear industry. Or even as ambitious as the entire political and military leadership of Iran and all open assets.

    It’s only a matter of time. It’s the only real option left. Once the launchers are in place it can be remote activated via satellite (or triggered on a count-down). No need to have men on the ground.

    Add in some intelligence gathering, find vulnerabilities in Iranian air defence (faulty radars, facilities undergoing repair, undermanned areas, etc.) to increase success and you have a potent attack.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  209. @Zarathustra

    We need some opposition on this site

    We need intelligent opposition advancing coherent arguments. Retards spewing idiotic clichés only fit for the lowest-grade tabloids are useless.

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  210. @Data

    That market did not occur to me, thanks.

  211. annamaria says:

    Why the hyper anxiety re the Russian Federation?
    Don’t you have your exceptional Ukraine and the exceptional Trumpland (currently the Bidetland)?:
    “Recurring Epidemics of Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse in America”

    Today’s “epidemic” is just the most recent of three waves of mass abuse of psychoactive pharmaceuticals in America that stretch back over a century.

    …individuals between the ages of 25 and 44 are seeing the largest increases in number of overdose deaths…

    The moral decay: “Fighting Israel’s Wars: How The United States Military Has Become Zionized”

    Israel has been uniquely successful at imposing its will over Congress and the White House. … Shoshana Bryen, former executive director of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) and currently affiliated with the Jewish Policy Center, described it this way: “I have taken more than 400 American security professionals – primarily retired American Admirals and Generals – to Israel in more than 30 trips. And at the other end of their careers, I have sent more than 500 cadets and midshipmen of our service academies to Israel before they received their commissions. … They don’t always agree with Israel’s politics – or Israel’s defense choices – or any other single aspect of Israeli political, military and social life, but I never found one that didn’t believe in the relationship between Jews and the land of Israel. The United States military, then, is a Zionist institution.”

    Deindustrialization of the US: “Why has the West destroyed its own Industrial Base?”

  212. @AnonFromTN

    I have a big favor to ask from you.
    Please read my comment # 117 in article to the right(Conspiracies) and tell me what do you think.
    I do highly value your opinion.

  213. Alfred says:
    @Max Payne

    Mass saturation loiter-munition attacks against Iran is in the works … No need to have men on the ground.

    Iran would instantly destroy the hundreds of manned US bases in the region. The Persian Gulf would close to shipping. Saudi and Emirati oil infrastructure would be destroyed. End of US empire.

    This was carried out by the favourite allies of the Americans in Syria – al-Qaeda (al-Nusra). Of course, the Iranians got the blame – they had nothing to do with it. But US justice is just as fake as US elections. 🙂

    Now, imagine this multiplied by 1000.

    Judge awards $879 million from Iran to Khobar Towers bombing victims, families

    • Agree: annamaria
    • Replies: @Rdm
    , @Mulga Mumblebrain
  214. @annamaria

    You have your cognitive bias,i have mine,but unlike yours, mine are based upon hard facts and history

    Russia has a history of failure over the last century,its history is of creating the most brutal totalitarian and murderous regime ever,Putin is currently creating an authoritarian regime,not as murderous as the past ones,but just as likely to fail

    The difference is the west doesn’t hide its failing,Putin does,and it’s a bunch of useful idiots in the west and certainly in America that buy into the whole meme of Putin the good guy,Putin the conservative,Putin the moral compass,the upholder of all that is good Christianity and all such other blah,blah,blah

    Putin is scum,a murderous lying trash bag he’s done nothing for Russia and now he’s retreating into a fantasy world of conspiracy theories,he’s done this because basically deep down in his black little heart he knows the west is better than Russia and him,that he couldn’t sit at the top table with the big boys,he didn’t fit in,had nothing to offer,so went off the reservation to play the big hard man of global politics,how pathetic,little man Putin couldn’t hack it so he goes bonkers threatening the world with his pathetic wiz bangs,that he showed off a couple of years ago,remember when he had his amateur night video show,pathetic,ten year old on Tik Tok could do better

    He likes to pretend that the world owes Russia some sort of gratitude because they destroyed the Nazi’s

    Well the world owes Putin or Russia nothing,especially as he encourages fascism and right wing nut jobs in America and especially Europe,at the same time he endlessly blathers about how the Soviet Union helped save the world from fascist! Oh and his best mate is Alexander Dugin an absolute mad nutty neo Nazi fascist idiot if ever there was one!

    Well the Soviet help start the war,they had their secret protocol to divide eastern Europe and even admitted it, although idiot brain Putin had to basically re- write history recently to impress his home base of knuckleheads,obviously he has his fan club in the west

    Spare me all the blathering about the end of America,I’ve heard it all before,after the Vietnam war all the idiots,usually of the Marxists variety said pretty much the same,but how wrong were they!

    Totally!,so stop all the trash biased nonsense about how America and the west are about to implode because they ain’t,only Russia has done so in living memory,and it’ll probably do so again once Putin snuffs it

    • Replies: @annamaria
  215. EugeneGur says:

    They’re all suffered from mental health issues,depression and paranoia

    What, the whole country? Seems to me that it is you, my friend, who is suffering from all those problems.

    The only solution is the family to turn towards,often the very cause of the problem,or the voodoo church with its wierdo priests,they’ll probably try and exorcise you!

    Are you for real, or is that some kind of deeply hidden sarcasm? I know the American education leaves a lot to be desired but it’s still hard to imaging a person ignored and brainwashed to that extent.

    Russia,save the west! give me a break

    You might be right at that – perhaps, nobody can save the West. Certainly not if you are a worthy representative of the Western public.

    • Agree: SeekerofthePresence
    • Replies: @alwayswrite
  216. @EugeneGur

    Voodoo in Russia,yup it’s for real

    Or haven’t you heard about the shaman who got arrested,several times,as he walked to Moscow to exorcise the devil and evil from Putin,and that’s for real,really real,that’s the kind of mad insane and totally backwards place Russia is

    • Troll: Alfred
    • Replies: @annamaria
  217. This pathetic russian whining is tiresome.
    We are bored with the Putin, the Gas Attendant.
    russia will never be anything other than a nuisance.
    Putin should continue to blow up Russian Apartment Blocks; a low-level thug, in charge of a Gas Station.
    Russia is still a Potemkin Village; scum country.
    A country of plaster, full of plastered people.
    Lavrov, a joke and a fool, confounded by the truth.
    Fuck Putin, and his bullshit; and God Bless America.

    • Troll: Alfred
    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    , @annamaria
  218. This “saker” gobshite; he will have a good kick in his arse soon enough.
    Hopefully, his Kalibr will kick him in the arse; that’s what russian “technology” does.
    The United States of America, will sort out the russian Gas Attendant.
    Most russians still don’t know what a shower is, or food, or homes, or anything.
    Living in Putin’s fucking Gulag
    Fuck the Rodina; it’s fucked russia.
    America forever.

    • Troll: Arthur MacBride
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  219. Seraphim says:

    Russia now saves the European civilization’s precious products that made Europe (music, literature, science, religion, ethics) that ‘Europe’ (and its bastard America) are now actively destroying, destroying itself as a society. As it saved Orthodoxy (the ‘voodoo church’) from the rot of Catholicism, Protestantism, Atheism.
    No, Russia wouldn’t go to reimpose it on an ‘Europe’ that declared itself her enemy (that’s what you understand by ‘Russia saving the West’ which is surely a joke). No, it just preserves this depot and protects it from the Pussy Riot hooligans rampaging through the ‘West’.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Vojkan
  220. @Eamon O'Farrell

    As long as imperial elites and their paid trolls are deceived by their own lies and trapped in this kind of BS, Putin and Russia have nothing to fear.

    No enemy can ever harm the US as much as its own elites.

    • Replies: @Serge Krieger
  221. glib says:

    Read his guidelines first! And after the first rejection, if you mention it in a second comment, then they will start cracking hard on you. They do not track your computer, though, so a second handle will give you a fresh start.

  222. Vojkan says:

    What I am about to write is addressed to all commenters who are triggered by comments like those of alwayswrite or O’Farrell: I agree that they are irritating but take a deep breath, resist the temptation to reply.

    By answering:
    – you give momentum to their initiative;
    – you make it more difficult for the rest of us to browse through comments;
    – you make actually interesting comments less visible, as needles in a haystack.

    So for Christ’s sake, trolls are pollution; their “arguments” don’t sway sensible people, you don’t need to tell them that you disagree with them because talking to them is feeding them and the more you feed them, the more they pollute.

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride
    • Replies: @Seraphim
  223. Alfred says:

    Here is the news from today’s English-language KyivPost. I have no idea why the Germans don’t also celebrate similar important events. I guess someone forgot to tell the Ukrainians who won WW2. 🙂

    People carry posters with the emblem of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division, also known as the Galychyna Division, at a march to mark the 78th anniversary of its founding in (1943)

    Nationalists march to celebrate anniversary of Galychyna Division

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
  224. Ukrainians cause Germans only embarrassment.
    He he he
    How stupid they can get.
    Even Hitler did not take them seriously, and he refused their ambitions.

  225. @AnonfromTN

    It is basically same formula everywhere. Nobody could hurt USSR either until new crop of elite spring and came to power.
    It is tired cliche but fools are more dangerous then enemies especially if they get to power levers.
    China so far has been immune in this historical cycle but overall they had their share of problems before.

    • Agree: Jazman
    • Replies: @Jazman
  226. @annamaria

    Annamaria, dearest lady.
    I hope you are well, and you have Orthodox Easter just now.
    You are wasting your valuable energy replying to “always wrong” as he is either mentally deficient or (most likely) a sayan, one of their least intelligent ones …

    Tomaso Albinoni is one of my favourite composers.
    Here is some music for you, which I sincerely hope you will enjoy.

  227. John S says:

    The Russians have nuclear shelters for ALL of their people while the West have nuclear shelters for NONE of their people so the West has already lost.

  228. @Begemot

    Your fertile imagination fails you again. Saker has shown himself, over and over, over the past 7 years, to be a Putnist shill that swallows whole anything Putin has to say on anything. Putin has been shown to be a patent liar and is living in accordance with his KGB training. Enjoy your myths.

  229. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    That is a lie. Russia was a participant from the beginning and only later denied it. Like Saker you swallow Putin’s lies with any critical thought.

    Like it or not, Putin is a Nazi. His tactics are right out of Hitler’s play book. The Ukrainians can point to centuries of national aspirations and the Russian crushing of same. Putin is just the latest in line to attempt it.

    It’s time your ilk grew up and started thinking about the world as it is and not the way some lying shill like Saker, or your hero Putin, tells you to view the world.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
  230. @Ross23

    Idiots like yourself and Saker are hilarious. The only “evidence” of the Ukrainians attacking anything is in the agitprop of Saker and his buddy Putin. There is a real world out there. I recommend you connect with it and quit swallowing Saker’s and Putin’s lies.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
    • Replies: @voicum
  231. Rdm says:

    If the commander-in-chief tripped 3 times on velvet stairs up to Air Force One and we’re seeing more and more belligerent narrative from Kiev and NATO head, you know that 2014 Maidan would be a teaser. The main course will be served by ordinary people on the street.

  232. Rdm says:

    The best quote from last year,

    “Aircraft carrier is not a threat, it’s a target.”

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  233. @Arthur MacBride

    Lovely piece, very suitable to Paschal celebration and repose.

    Christ is Risen—
    Indeed He is Risen!

    Joyous Pascha to all.

    • Thanks: Arthur MacBride
  234. Seraphim says:

    Yes, I fully agree with you and I generally follow this advise. But sometimes you need to kick them in the snout. Maybe some would understand.

  235. @Rdm

    Funny thing is that there was not really any invention. Just not placing the missile horizontally but placing the missile vertically on the airplane.

  236. Vojkan says:
    @Arthur MacBride

    Albinoni’s oboe concertos are indeed beautiful. Heartily recommended when one’s in need of uplifting.

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride
    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
  237. Jazman says:
    @Serge Krieger

    China learned from other countries mistakes , same happened in ex Yugoslavia now they crying about Socialism even Croatia

  238. @ATBOTL

    Heavy consumption of vodka likely plays a role in Russia’s inability to recognize and respond to danger.

  239. Jazman says:

    Funny thing is many Ukies do not know their own language lol

    • Replies: @yurivku
  240. @Vojkan

    Heartily recommended when one’s in need of uplifting.

    Not only Albinoni, practically all baroque music is uplifting: Bach, Vivaldi, Teleman, and many others. Psychologically Mozart was the last baroque composer.

    Judging by their music, baroque composers sincerely believed that the Creation is good and God is benign. Composers of the nineteenth century weren’t so sure, whereas composers of the twentieth century apparently believed that the opposite is true. I love baroque music not just because it is beautiful, but because it is unquestioningly optimistic.

    • Agree: Vojkan
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  241. @Alfred

    A few facts. One, only about 100 wannabe Nazis participated in this march commemorating Ukrainian Waffen SS division. Two, Israel and Germany condemned this march in no uncertain terms. Three, a few days after some of the masters condemned it, office of Kiev “president” followed suit. Four, Kiev administration (reminder: Kiev mayor is former boxer Klitschko with severely damaged brain) responded by telling clown’s office that it has no right to tell Kiev authorities what to allow. Five, it became known who submitted a request for the approval of this march by Kiev authorities: not surprisingly, it was Andriy Medvedko, one of the two killers of Oles Buzina; reminder: Buzina killers were never punished for his murder, committed in Kiev in broad daylight on 16 April 2015.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
    , @Alfred
  242. annamaria says:

    ” mine are based upon hard facts and history”
    — For a highly educated person (as you present yourself), your post is in want of properly placed punctuation marks.
    By the way, if you are an admirer of certain Rezun, your “hard facts and history” might well need a lot of corrections.

  243. annamaria says:

    So you are not an American, otherwise, you would know about the popularity of Siberian shamanism in the western psychedelic community…

  244. annamaria says:
    @Eamon O'Farrell

    “God Bless America.”
    — Sounds like a battle cry of a X-tian zionist.
    “How the U.S. military and government have become Zionized:”

    • Agree: Mulga Mumblebrain
  245. @AnonfromTN

    Ukronazis are hereditary genocidists. Any ‘condemnation’ of the celebration of the Galician genocide will be for PR purposes only. However, undoubtedly, many Ukrainians would sincerely despise these thugs, but they’d better keep their heads down, in true ‘Free World’ fashion.

  246. @AnonfromTN

    The difference between the artist as hero, confronting and ‘conquering’ Nature, and the artist as the servant of Nature.

  247. @Alfred

    One of my starkest memories is of the Marine guard in Beirut when the Marine barracks were blown up, stating that he saw the driver of the truck, smiling broadly, as he drove through the gate heading for the Marine quarters. The USA only likes doing ‘war’ when its victims are powerless targets, hence the rage when their arrogantly slack ‘security’ was so easily penetrated.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  248. Alfred says:

    only about 100 wannabe Nazis participated in this march commemorating Ukrainian Waffen SS division.

    And how many like-minded soldiers are busy shelling their “compatriots” who are in Lugansk and Donetsk?

    The fact is that in Ukraine’s media these people openly say that they wish to kill all those who live in the east – as a “punishment”.

    Why do you think the Minsk Agreement stipulates that Ukraine will only regain control of its borders when all the previous conditions in the agreement have been adhered to?

    Meanwhile, the Ukrainian government is not only not respecting any of the points in this Agreement, but they are insisting that they must first control the border – so as to eliminate all those trapped inside the Donbass.

    France and Germany are guarantors of this Agreement – but they have not done so. This means that the French and German governments support the genocide of ethnic Russians and Ukrainians in the Donbass.

    These criminals are fully supported and trained by NATO and special forces from the UK and Australia. What the German government say and what they condone are two entirely different things. The US controls drones from Germany that kill peasants in Afghanistan.

    Why is this not in the media of the west? Why are the news that the Russians receive not translated into English?

    Here are these same Nazis demonstrating a few weeks ago in the centre of Kiev and burning the sign at the entrance to the offices of the president – with the police standing aside.

    I don’t know who you are working for. You are so obviously trying to downplay the reality of what is happening in Ukraine. You are not a disinterested party. Are you from the 77th Brigade?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  249. yurivku says:

    Funny thing is many Ukies do not know their own language l

    If you mean Ukranian language – it’s actually not a language, but peasants’ dialect limited in everything except peasant’s life. So in beginning of 20th century some UKis nationalists with help of Austrian and Polish guys have invented what now called UKies language. Lot of words in it are disfigured Russian ones or modified Polish. Absolute majority of UKies including Ze and Poroshenko speak Russian when nobody can hear them. They still are inventing new words and new rules in it, mainly to get it more like to Galician dialect.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  250. @Alfred

    I don’t know who you are working for.

    While commenting here, I don’t work for anyone. What’s more, I grew up in Lugansk. Ukie bomb hit the school I went to, Ukie shell hit the library where I used to borrow books when I was in school. I was able to convince my mother to evacuate from Lugansk after the nearby explosion of Ukie shell broke the window in her apartment. So, I am very much aware of numerous war crimes and crimes against humanity Ukie regime in Kiev committed and continues to commit in Donbass.

    I am also aware of despicable hypocrisy of the Empire and its lackeys (collective “West”), including France and Germany.

    What I am saying is that people should differentiate between Ukie criminals and normal Ukrainians. Only a small fraction of Ukrainian population actively supports neo-banderites, including the scum that demonstrated in honor of their Waffen SS division. Unfortunately (first of all, for them), a great majority of Ukraine populace hid their heads in the sand, ostrich-like.

    To claim that Ukrainians support those criminals is as untrue as to claim that Americans support neocons. In both countries a lot of people are woefully ignorant, some believe criminal’s propaganda, many pretend not to know anything, but only a small fraction supports criminals and is therefore complicit in their crimes.

    • Replies: @Jazman
    , @Alfred
  251. @yurivku

    Here is a Ukrainian joke describing the language situations after 2014:
    A meeting of right-wing radicals.
    – Are there any moskali present?
    – No.
    – Sure that not a single moskal is present?
    – Sure.
    – Then we can speak Russian.

    • Replies: @yurivku
  252. Jazman says:

    Correct me if I am wrong I think 132 kids died thanks to Ukie shellings and on Ukie side 6 kids died and majority of death cause was hit by Ukie military vehicle . There was and even now massive civilian suffering in contact zones

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  253. @Jazman

    Don’t know exact numbers, but based on what I know I wouldn’t put any war crimes past Ukies. Whenever they could, they bombed and shelled residential areas, including schools, kindergartens, nursing homes, etc. Ukie soldiers routinely rob, rape, and murder civilians in the areas of Donbass they occupy. Recent murder of an old man in Donetsk People’s Republic by a Ukie sniper and their dropping a bomb from a drone on a 5-year old child are typical. They follow the traditions of their banderite “heroes”, who were brave against unarmed civilians (e.g., Volhynia massacre), and pathetic cowards when they met armed resistance (e.g., infamous end of Ukie Waffen SS division Galytchina, annihilated within days by the Red Army).

    • Agree: Jazman
    • Replies: @Jazman
  254. @Eamon O'Farrell

    Unfortunately for Russia, the US military analysts aren’t as stupid as you.

    “For the first time in our history, the nation is facing two nuclear-capable strategic peer adversaries at the same time,” Navy Adm. Charles A. Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command said. “Chinese and Russian advances are eroding our conventional deterrence,” he said.

    Details here:

  255. Alfred says:

    I don’t work for anyone.

    My sincere apologies.

    I agree that only a minority of Ukrainians are on the cutting-edge of these protests and atrocities in Ukraine – including the Donbass.

    However, it has been my experience that the propaganda and brainwashing over many years has made most of the others believe that they are the victims of Russian attacks. Of course, it is entirely false. But propaganda does work as we can see with this Covid nonsense about wearing masks and much else. 🙁

    Here is a sample from today’s They are pretending that the Russians started the embassy wars. In reality, Obama did on his way out. The Russians did not retaliate for years. They are only starting to do so now. But that is not how Ukrainians are programmed to think. BTW, the US ambassador is a homosexual who recently put the LGBT flag next to the US flag on the embassy below. Incredibly rude considering the local culture.

    Pavel Baev: Russia’s propensity for trouble-making persists

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  256. Alfred says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    One of my starkest memories is of the Marine guard in Beirut when the Marine barracks were blown up …

    My strongest memory of that time is the following.

    The day the US embassy in Beirut was blown up, the British ambassador was visiting his American colleague. He was accompanied by armed British guards (SAS). They saw the truck approach. These guards quickly started shooting at the driver. They were the only people to do so. If the truck had come closer to the embassy, many more would have died.

    The U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is almost completely destroyed by a car-bomb explosion that kills 63 people, including the suicide bomber and 17 Americans. The terrorist attack was carried out in protest of the U.S. military presence in Lebanon.

    Suicide bomber destroys U.S. embassy in Beirut

  257. yurivku says:

    Here is a Ukrainian joke …

    It’s an old one. But you know – any joke contains a bit of joke..
    Even the nastiest UKi’s nazy speak Russian when not in public.

  258. I find it hard to believe that Ukraine was going to invade Donbass or Crimea.

    Ukraine would have lost more land.

    I think Russia overreacted.

    Or Russia was sending a signal to Turkey which is supporting Ukraine.

    Russia has lost nearly all of eastern Europe.

    Plus, Russia just let Turkey into Azerbaijan with F-16s and terrorists, while betraying Russia’s only real allies in the world, Armenia/Nagorno-Karabagh.

    If you ask me, Putin is a loser even if he has a “strong man image.”

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  259. Jazman says:

    I feel so bad for Donbass people this conflict will last many years with low intesity and worst part is civilian suffering

  260. yurivku says:

    However, it has been my experience that the propaganda and brainwashing over many years has made most of the others believe that they are the victims of Russian attacks.

    Yes, you’re right. Majority on western and middle part of UKi believ that Russia made their life so as it is. So there is no reason to “occupy” them. Let’s it will finally rot and turn into fertilizer.

  261. yurivku says:
    @Constant commenting

    If you ask me, Putin is a loser even if he has a “strong man image.”

    Don’t think anybody needs to ask you. You’re certainly lack brain or education. May be both.
    Better for all if you stop “constant commenting”

  262. voicum says:

    Yes there is a real world ‘out there’ . YOU are not a part of it. As it happens you can not add neurons to your brain. You will have to do with what nature gave to yoy.

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