The only antidote to propaganda dementia is served by sparse voices of reason, which happen to be Russian, thus silenced and/or dismissed.
By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted
Especially since the onset of GWOT (Global War on Terror) at the start of the millennium, no one ever lost money betting against the toxic combo of hubris, arrogance and ignorance serially deployed by the Empire of Chaos and Lies.
What passes for “analysis” in the vast intellectual no-fly zone known as U.S. Think Tankland includes wishful thinking babble such as Beijing “believing” that Moscow would play a supporting role in the Chinese century just to see Russia, now, in the geopolitical driver’s seat.
This is a fitting example not only of outright Russophobic/Sinophobic paranoia about the emergence of peer competitors in Eurasia – the primeval Anglo-American nightmare – but also crass ignorance about the finer points of the complex Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership.
As Operation Z methodically hits Phase 2, the Americans – with a vengeance – have also embarked on their symmetrical Phase 2, which de facto translates as an outright escalation towards Totalen Krieg, from shades of hybrid to incandescent, everything of course by proxy. Notorious Raytheon weapons peddler reconverted into Pentagon head, Lloyd Austin, gave away the game in Kiev:
“We want to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine.”
So this is it: the Empire wants to annihilate Russia. Cue to War Inc.’s frenzy of limitless weapon cargos descending on Ukraine, the overwhelming majority on the road to be duly eviscerated by Russian precision strikes. The Americans are sharing intel 24/7 with Kiev not only on Donbass and Crimea but also Russian territory. Totalen Krieg proceeds in parallel to the engineered controlled demolition of the EU’s economy, with the European Commission merrily acting as a sort of P.R. arm of NATO.
Amidst the propaganda dementia cum acute cognitive dissonance overdrive across the whole NATOstan sphere, the only antidote is served by sparse voices of reason, which happen to be Russian, thus silenced and/or dismissed. The West ignores them at their own collective peril.
Patrushev goes Triple-X unplugged
Let’s start with President Putin’s speech to the Council of Legislators in St. Petersburg celebrating the Day of Russian Parliamentarism.
Putin demonstrated how a hardly new “geopolitical weapon” relying on “Russophobia and neo-Nazis”, coupled with efforts of “economic strangulation”, not only failed to smother Russia, but impregnated in the collective unconscious the feeling this an existential conflict: a “Second Great Patriotic War”.
With off the charts hysteria across the spectrum, a message for an Empire that still refuses to listen, and doesn’t even understand the meaning of “indivisibility of security”, had to be inevitable:
“I would like to emphasize once again that if someone intends to interfere in the events taking place from the outside and creates threats of a strategic nature unacceptable to Russia, they should know that our retaliatory strikes will be lightning fast. We have all the tools for this. Such as no one can boast of now. And we won’t brag. We will use them if necessary. And I want everyone to know about it – we have made all the decisions on this matter.”
Translation: non-stop provocations may lead Mr. Kinzhal, Mr. Zircon and Mr. Sarmat to be forced to present their business cards in select Western latitudes, even without an official invitation.
Arguably for the first time since the start of Operation Z, Putin made a distinction between military operations in Donbass and the rest of Ukraine. This directly relates to the integration in progress of Kherson, Zaporozhye and Kharkov, and implies the Russian Armed Forces will keep going and going, establishing sovereignty not only in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics but also over Kherson, Zaporozhye, and further on down the road from the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea, all the way to establishing full control of Nikolaev and Odessa.
The formula is crystal clear: “Russia cannot allow the creation of anti-Russian territories around the country.”
Now let’s move to an extremely detailed interview by Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, where Patrushev sort of went triple-X unplugged.
The key take away may be here: “The collapse of the American-centric world is a reality in which one must live and build an optimal line of behavior.” Russia’s “optimal line of behavior” – much to the wrath of the universalist and unilateralist hegemon – features “sovereignty, cultural and spiritual identity and historical memory.”
Patrushev shows how “tragic scenarios of world crises, both in past years and today, are imposed by Washington in its desire to consolidate its hegemony, resisting the collapse of the unipolar world.” The U.S. goes no holds barred “to ensure that other centers of the multipolar world do not even dare to raise their heads, and our country not only dared, but publicly declared that it would not play by the imposed rules.”
Patrushev could not but stress how War Inc. is literally making a killing in Ukraine: “The American and European military-industrial complex is jubilant, because thanks to the crisis in Ukraine, it has no respite from order. It is not surprising that, unlike Russia, which is interested in the speedy completion of a special military operation and minimizing losses on all sides, the West is determined to delay it at least to the last Ukrainian.”
And that mirrors the psyche of American elites: “You are talking about a country whose elite is not able to appreciate other people’s lives. Americans are used to walking on scorched earth. Since World War II, entire cities have been razed to the ground by bombing, including nuclear bombing. They flooded the Vietnamese jungle with poison, bombed the Serbs with radioactive munitions, burned Iraqis alive with white phosphorus, helped terrorists poison Syrians with chlorine (…) As history shows, NATO has also never been a defensive alliance, only an offensive one.”
Previously, in an interview with the delightfully named The Great Game show on Russian TV, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had once again detailed how the Americans “no longer insist on the implementation of international law, but on respect for the ‘rules-based world order’. These ‘rules’ are not deciphered in any way. They say that now there are few rules. For us, they don’t exist at all. There is international law. We respect it, as does the UN Charter. The key provision, the main principle is the sovereign equality of states. The U.S. flagrantly violates its obligations under the UN Charter when it promotes its ‘rules’”.
Lavrov had to stress, once again, that the current incandescent situation may be compared to the Cuban Missile Crisis: “In those years, there was a channel of communication that both leaders trusted. Now there is no such channel. No one is trying to create it.”
The Empire of Lies, in its current state, does not do diplomacy.
The pace of the game in the new chessboard
In a subtle reference to the work of Sergei Glazyev, as the Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasia Economic Union explained in our recent interview, Patrushev hit the heart of the current geoeconomic game, with Russia now actively moving towards a gold standard: “Experts are working on a project proposed by the scientific community to create a two-circuit monetary and financial system. In particular, it is proposed to determine the value of the ruble, which should be secured by both gold and a group of goods that are currency values, to put the ruble exchange rate in line with real purchasing power parity.”
That was inevitable after the outright theft of over $300 billion in Russian foreign reserves. It may have taken a few days for Moscow to be fully certified it was facing Totalen Krieg. The corollary is that the collective West has lost any power to influence Russian decisions. The pace of the game in the new chessboard is being set by Russia.
Earlier in the week, in his meeting with the UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres, Putin went as far as stating that he’d be more than willing to negotiate – with only a few conditions: Ukrainian neutrality and autonomy status for Donbass. Yet now everyone knows it’s too late. For a Washington in Totalen Krieg mode negotiation is anathema – and that has been the case since the aftermath of the Russia-Ukraine meeting in Istanbul in late March.
So far, on Operation Z, the Russian Armed forces have used only 12% of its soldiers,10% of its fighter jets, 7% of its tanks, 5% of its missiles, and 4% of its artillery. The pain dial is set to go substantially up – and with the total liberation of Mariupol and the resolution one way or another of the Donbass cauldron there is nothing the hysteria/propaganda/weaponizing combo deployed by the collective West can do to alter facts on the ground.
That includes desperate gambits such as the one uncovered by SVR – Russian foreign intel, which very rarely makes mistakes. SVR found out that the Empire of Lies/War Inc. axis is pushing not only for a de facto Polish invasion to annex Western Ukraine, under the banner of “historical reunification”, but also for a joint Romanian/Ukrainian invasion of Moldova/Transnistria, with Romanian “peacekeepers” already piling up near the Moldova border.
Washington, as the SVR maintains, has been plotting the Polish gambit for over a month now. It would “lead from behind” (remember Libya?), “encouraging” a “group of countries” to occupy Western Ukraine. So partition is already on the cards. Were that ever to materialize, it will be fascinating to bet on which locations Mr. Sarmat would be inclined to distribute his business card.
“ SVR found out that the Empire of Lies/War Inc. axis is pushing not only for a de facto Polish invasion to annex Western Ukraine,“
it seems the big boys have been losing chips hand over fist and are now about to make an enormous bet, daring Russia to “call” it.
Dangerous, dangerous “ show time”.
very few in Washington care about the complete eradication of the uSA or EU via nuclear – they have dollars to make on armaments and they think they personally have no risk – so the game goes on – not based on calculated exposure of different technology by each side
but they dont care about the country or the world – this is going to be beyond anyone’s wildest dreams of amyhem
Why would the Russians object to the annexation of Western Ukraine? Let the Poles settle their historical beefs with the neo-Nazi’s.
An annexed western Ukraine would NATO 500km closer to Russia.
//Why would the Russians object to the annexation of Western Ukraine? //
Once they occupy that part, they’d continue to provoke Russia and try to escalate the situation.
Russia should try to capture the region at least up to Vinnitsa including Kiev, the historical capital of the Slavic people.
My late uncle was from near Lwow/Lviv/Lviv. It was Polish territory before WW2.
He recalled Operation Barbarossa & how Ukrainian nationalists students tried to hang him for being a Pole but their teacher saved him.
He has many traumas from USSR taking his father to Siberia forever, to being taken to Nazi Germany as a slave labourer, witnessing many deaths.
In it all he said nothing was worse or more evil than Ukrainian Nazism/ultranationalism.
I only read about the Volynia & Galician genocide of ~100,000 Poles by Ukrainian nationalists after his death.
Somehow his own uncle’s farm where he worked became important as providing food to German occupying army which saved them.
So Poland has historical grievances.
But then the Ukrainians did from previous centuries of Polish suppression.
At some point humanity has to grow past revenge.
Russia was willing to forgive.
Nazism implodes if it allows empathy & forgiveness.
Both require moral maturity & inner self belief & confidence.
As Mr Martyanov has pointed out exhaustively, those “at the top” are not necessarily the brightest or the best, just the better connected (usually via “family wealth” and influence).
So, it might not be a great idea to hope that “those in charge” in the West will do the most sensible thing, and I for one cannot really see the US giving up its many “exorbitant privileges” without a VERY significant fight. On the basis of past very entitled “we’re the exceptional ones” behaviour, we may well see the “if I can’t have everything, then no-one else will have anything” mindset come to the fore, which won’t exactly be great for all of us.
Cowards usually backed down, also they don’t want to live in underground bunkers for the next 10 years. They missed their private jets, and yachts too much to risk war.
“So far, on Operation Z, the Russian Armed forces have used only 12% of its soldiers,10% of its fighter jets, 7% of its tanks, 5% of its missiles, and 4% of its artillery.”
Would be nice to have a source for this. Links, anyone?
Here is a source
Active military personal: 850,000
I ran across these statistics a couple of days ago. They seem to have originated from a Chebureki Vibes Vibes posting on Twitter.
I have no idea where he got them, but they make sense. Russia had no idea how the Empire of Chaos and Lies would react to it attacking Ukraine. It makes sense that Russia would hold back its operational reserves in anticipation of a NATO attack on Russia. It would have been irresponsible not to anticipate a NATO counterattack. Given the threat, those reserves would constitute the lion’s share of their military resources.
Wikipedia relates that Russia has about 3,000,000 regular and reserve soldiers. It attacked Ukraine with about 200,000 troops, which means that Chebureki Vibes numbers sound about right.
Thank you. I wondered about the source because it clearly shows whoever got those statistics must have a plenty good idea what military assets/personnel is deployed for SMO. That source seems to be reliable source but will keep following. It would be impressive.
“It would “lead from behind” (remember Libya?), “encouraging” a “group of countries” to occupy Western Ukraine.”
Standard AngloZionist move: “Let’s you and him fight.”
US/UK want to ride in on a white charger over the bodies of the Ukies/Poles/Baltic/Germans/French and snatch Moscow from a depleted and exhausted Russian military. The West is unstoppablely deluded in all spheres, Russia is getting a great work out in Ukraine, working off the rust, trying new tactics, old tactics… besides, the fight against NATO would look nothing like the ‘light touch’ operation in Ukraine, where preserving civilian life and infrastructure often take precedence over the lives of troops. Total war on NATO would be overwhelming, brutal and the end result would rotate around how quickly the West wants to surrender or how quickly it reaches for ‘the button’
I agree with your conclusion, Boris. BUT there are people high up in the USA’s decision-making strata who believe that in a conventional war with NATO, “Russia doesn’t stand a chance.”
It may be that this optimistic US belief is phony, and just put out there for public-relations purposes (“We are invincible!”), but there is a very real danger that this opinion is sincere… as well as deeply deluded.
“it will be fascinating to bet on which locations Mr. Sarmat would be inclined to distribute his business card.”
An embarrassment of riches… or as the French say L’embarras de choix.
All of this will not serve western govts well with US elections due in November.
UK eventually will have to go to polls within 2 yrs.
The UK Conservatives are finished anyway over the pandemic under the clown BoJo.
There will be no solid public support in the west for all this anti Russia garbage.
US elections are irrelevant. The government is wholly owned by “special” interests that it serves slavishly. Voters are given a “choice” between two preselected corporate funded candidates who represent the same interests. As the recent French election shows the US has rigged European elections as well.
Public support is both manufactured and irrelevant.
Exactly… And mail in ballots guarantee the preselected results Mass cognitive dissonance has mestastisized in the usa and become virulent Dont call the bet Russia…reraise… the Evil Empire has got nothing its drawing dead
Agreed. I suppose it was ever the case, but it seems to have gotten more rotten than ever.
Well said. And therein lies the truth.The EU is a US vassal- unelected, US influenced appointees, running the show for the US MICCIMATT- backed by Germany (which has been controlled by the US since WWII) and France, where leaders are determined by the US bankers and oligarchs.
The same applies to US elections. Real decisions are made by the unseen cabal.
They will go down kicking and screaming, because that is how entitled, oblivious , and not so smart brats unwilling to face the reality of wesfern economic decline and a multipolar world rolls – but down they will go.
Democracy in the west is an illusion. The law is but window dressing and control of others. But thanks to heroes like Assange and Snowden, the world now knows the truth. The game is up- its just not over. Will these brats be crazy enough to risk destroying the world to save the perch? If there’s a God, then please help us all.
There are nationwide elections in UK on 5 May 2022
Yep, but these are just local elections not national. But it might be interesting to see the results.
On the other hand, there is no significant anti-war movement in the United States, as in none, nada, zilch. The overwhelming majority of folks, even on the left, are convinced that Russia is evil and Putin is the reincarnation of Hitler. The political and media elites have nearly total control of public discourse on the subject. After so many years of continuous war, the American public has come to view war as the normal state of being. Hence, it will not be surprising if they simply shrug there shoulders and say “Here we go again,” when the situation really heats up. That is until Russian missiles start landing in US cities. Then people will start paying attention to what their government has wrought.
Alan. If you’re smart and inclined to anti-war and live in the west you know that no amount of grassroots political action is going to change the death cult at the top. The best I can manage is non violent non compliance with everything this empire of lies throws at me. I refuse it all and patiently await the capitulation of this house of cards or the day Russia reaches out to true believers behind enemy lines to get out of this civilization and into that one.
The whole western anti war movement has always been mostly white middle/upper middle class nonsense with not much credibility. During the last 50 years I very early realized to trust only anti war war veterans and anti war poor working class people because they are cynical enough to understand that one should never trust any elite silver spoon kids playing anti war.
It’s actually much better when those woke folks in their elitist bubbles have taken away their anti war masks and revealed their true nature as pro western hegemony brainless twats.
Regarding the Sarmat and S-500 SAM
The production of the S-500 SAM has already started and Russia is starting production of 46 units of the missile complex the RS-28 Sarmat. The missile is to replace the world’s most powerful strategic missile, the RS-20B Voyevoda, which is under the operational control of Russian strategic missile forces in the Krasnoyarsk and Dombarovsk regions. Thus the Sarmat will be under the same operation control in the same regions?
Production of anti-satellite anti-ballistic S-500 SAM has begun
By Boyko Nikolov On Apr 25, 2022
MOSCOW, ($1=74.56 Russian Rubles) — Russia has announced that the S-500 Prometey surface-to-air missile system, also known as the 55R6M Triumfator-M, has entered serial production, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing Russia’s state news agency TASS. Jan Novikov, CEO of Almaz-Antey, the S-500’s manufacturing company, also confirmed the news in a recent interview with National Defense magazine.
Novikov said that the S-500 systems ordered by the Russian Ministry of Defense will be delivered on time. “Currently, the serial production of the S-500 system is organized with the help of the latest achievements of native science and technology. The combat capabilities of this system significantly exceed the capabilities of the previously created air defense and air defense systems. The S-500 is capable of becoming the basis of the Russian air defense system. It will be delivered to the troops within the deadline set by the state defense order,” Novikov was quoted as saying by TASS.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that in 2021 the Russian armed forces conducted live test firings at the Kapustin Yar missile range – a place where Russia is testing all medium-range and long-range missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles. After the tests, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov said that the S-500 has achieved all the set characteristics.
S-500 Prometey or 55R6M Triumfator-M
The S-500 Prometey is the first all-Russian anti-aircraft missile system developed in Russia’s recent history. The S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems are inherited from the former Soviet Union and the Cold War era, with Russia upgrading these air defense systems in recent decades.
Production of anti-satellite anti-ballistic S-500 SAM has begun
It is claimed that the S-500 will become the main air defense system of the Russian Federation, replacing the existing S-400 Triumph. Other sources say the S-500 will not “retire” the S-400, but will work with it.
According to the officially announced characteristics of the Russian Federation, the S-500 will be able to deal with air threats classified as hypersonic aircraft, satellites in orbit, and intercontinental ballistic missiles. The range of interception of hypersonic missiles and aircraft is 500 km.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the S-500 will intercept up to 10 ballistic hypersonic missiles simultaneously, including cruise missiles flying at a speed of 5 km/sec. The radar of the system reaches a range of 3,000 km.
Almaz-Antey claims that the S-500 could affect enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles in the middle and end of the flight. Experts say that the system is deployed quickly because it is highly mobile and has a response time of 4 seconds [S-400 has a response time of 10 seconds].
What does a S-500 battery include?
Production of anti-satellite anti-ballistic S-500 SAM has begun
Photo credit: Air Power Australia
One S-500 battery includes a 77P6 launch vehicle, based on the BAZ-69096 10×10 truck, two 55K6MA and 85Zh6-2 command posts, based on the BAZ-69092-12 6×6, one 91N6A [M] acquisition and battle management radar, a modification of the 91N6 [Big Bird] towed by the BAZ-6403.01 8×8 tractor, second 96L6-TsP acquisition radar, an upgraded version of the 96L6 [Cheese Board] on BAZ-69096 10×10, third 76T6 multimode engagement radar on BAZ -6909-022 8×8 and fourth 77T6 ABM engagement radar on BAZ-69096 10×10.
It is unknown at this time what type of air defense missiles the S-500 will use. Experts suggest that a large part of the missile arsenal will be exactly the same as the already operating S-400 air defense system, but the two-stage ATBM SA-12B Giant will likely be integrated. This is because experts claim that the 77P6 launch vehicle is designed to carry two SA-12B containers.
Russia says 46 ‘gifts to NATO’ RS-28 Sarmat ICBMs to be built
By Boyko Nikolov On Apr 27, 2022
MOSCOW, ($1=74.40 Russian Rubles) — On April 20 this year, Russia conducted the first successful test of a liquid-fueled, MIRV-equipped super-heavy intercontinental ballistic missile RS-28 Sarmat, after which Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin called the missile a “gift to NATO.” Two days ago, on April 25, Rogozin announced on the Solovyov Live radio and television program that Russia was starting production of 46 units of the missile complex
“Everything is basically going according to plan. We plan to test the flight project this year. At the same time, we are already making serial missiles to equip the first regiment in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, this is the Uzhur Division. We will have a total of 46 strategic combat systems Sarmat,” Rogozin said.
The RS-28 Sarmat ICBM is expected to be commissioned no later than the autumn of 2022, Rogozin said. BulgarianMilitary.com reminds us that according to the announced Russian intentions, this strategic combat system should replace the existing R-36M [SS-18], known as Satan by NATO.
The tests, conducted by the Russian Federation on April 20, were conducted by the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. According to the Russian news agency Interfax, tests of the RS-28 Sarmat ICBM have confirmed and fulfilled the structural characteristics of the complex, as well as those of all stages of the missile’s flight.
After the tests, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that “this truly unique weapon will strengthen the combat potential of our armed forces, will reliably ensure security from external threats, and will make those who, in fierce aggressive rhetoric, try to threaten the country us, to think.”
According to the Russian news agency Interfax, RS-28 Sarmat [NATO reporting name: SS-X-29 or SS-X-30] will be produced by the Krasmash plant, which is part of the Roscosmos structure. The missile is to replace the world’s most powerful strategic missile, the RS-20B Voyevoda, which is under the operational control of Russian strategic missile forces in the Krasnoyarsk and Dombarovsk regions.
RS-28 Sarmat has a mass of 208.1 metric tons, length of 35.5 m, and diameter of 3 meters. According to generally available characteristics, a Samrat missile will carry between 10 and 15 MIRV payloads of warheads designed for exosphere ballistic missiles. The operating range is estimated at approximately 18,000 kilometers and must reach a maximum speed of 20.7; 25.560 km / h [15,880 mph]; 7.1 km / s [4.4 mi / s]. According to Interfax, in the future Sarmat missiles will carry hypersonic sliding winged warheads Avangard, which develop a speed of about Mach 27.
The rocket is powered by an RD-263 liquid rocket engine, burning nitrogen tetroxide [NTO] and unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine [UDMH] in the oxidizer rich staged combustion cycle. The RS-28 Sarmat is guided by inertial guidance, GLONASS, and Astro-inertial guidance systems.
I heard Warren Buffett bought into Almaz. If so , then the Yanks know everything about the proposed S500 . Any truth to this? Anyone know?
According to Dmitry Rogozin, “Mr. Sarmat’s Business Card” will be operational only by autumn of this year,
meaning, way after the current military conflict’s supposed resolution. So, this card is not part of the present game.
Will this resolution turn “one way” or “another”, as Pepe wonders, is indeed an open question right now. The military maps have stayed depressingly frozen for over two months already.
Concerning Pepe’s observation that
“the Russian Armed forces have used only 12% of its soldiers,10% of its fighter jets, 7% of its tanks, 5% of its missiles, and 4% of its artillery”,
Russia has a truly vast territory of its own to defend in a possible global conflict, and thus cannot afford to be too generous in allocating its military resources to this still localised campaign.
Russia is a special situation having all frontlines connected, while it will take a month for USA to move a unit from Vladivostoc to Germany
Everything about America is FAKE.
Fake money, fake titties, fake stock market, fake food, fake wrestling, fake voting, fake GDP, fake news, fake pharma, fake fake fake fake fake, all FAKE.
They’re even covering up the new tent communities/cities on the outskirts of the McMansions and springing up in every town, city and hamlet faster than Biden changes diapers, which is hourly. Only God knows what’s keeping this senile invalid vertical; maybe hate.
Soup kitchens & lines are growing exponentially. Teams of environmental hygienists ( aka shit shovellers ) are despatched twice daily to clean up the human excrement/waste, junkie needles and dead bodies.
Meth Labs & Opiates is America’s diet, however, rather than trying to reverse its decay, sort its own internal problems, America on life-support, wants to shimmy with the best pound for pound military technical country ever.
This is more than hubris, exceptionalism, it’s more a death wish; like the old Japanese honour, saving face, hari-kari; but first with the poor Ukrainian saps, then the rest of us soon after.
Our only chance is a Sheeples SMO against our Government. Would be much easier for Americans who are well tooled up than we Euro-fags.
The stupidity of these countries willing to sacrifice their safety for this sick anglo plan is very sad. Who runs these countries?
If America is going to harass Russia down to the last Ukrainian then why not continue down to the last Pole, Romanian, Moldovian, and whoever is stupid enough in the ex USSR satillites to trudge down that road. America probably figures there is enough cannon fodder out there to deplete Russian military resources. It’s the only logic I can see with what they are using the penile piano player to do to the Ukrainian conscripts.
Why hasn’t Russia reciprocated the blessings by giving the US problems in Syria and Iraq?
That illegal base in Northern Syria ought to be taken out for starters.
“Why hasn’t Russia reciprocated the blessings by giving the US problems in Syria and Iraq?”
Or, how about:
etc., etc., etc.
No shortage of fuel … just waiting for the spark.
“Revenge is a dish best served cold.”
I understand the emotional appeal of visiting some whoopass on the US, but Putin is much cooler-headed than that. The US is in plenty of trouble already. Just let it stew in its own juices.
That said, making an example of someone — as the Chinese say, “Strangle the chicken to frighten the monkey.” — might bring the Eurostooges back to reality.
Since it’s the Russia-hating (((Neocons))) and fellow travelers that are behind all this, the same Zionists who have subverted — ie purchased — the US and European governments, and who care only about Israel, obliterating Israel would be the perfect “strangled chicken” example.
a) love your profile name, and
b) Totally, in re Israel. However, I’d vote for taking it a step (or several) deeper, to the chickens who “own” Israel (as well as most western countries).
Seems to me, if the head isn’t cut off, the organism regenerates quickly and easily, even WITH its fake-money ponzi power imploding crazily. Thus, REALLY strangle it, rather than just carpet bomb the citizens.
By the way (to all, not just Cassandra): apparently Elon is bloodline: https://foxyfox.substack.com/p/elon-is-bloodline-the-great-deceiver?s=r
Heads-up: some will consider the article too far fringe; if that type of thing twists you up, just skip it.
Others, more used to mkUltra-insider intel, might find it of interest. Especially if you’re like me and have wondered whence Musk’s $zillions magically appeared…
I love it! We can dream, can’t we?
What happened to the “Father of All Bombs”, the fuel-air explosion? I would think taking out a few key road junctions in far Western Ukraine might be a good target. Especially one near a border to send a message.
On the other hand, if military assets start streaming through one of those junctions, that might be a better time to deploy it.
The recent bombing which left hundreds dead also implies that more survived than were killed.
I would like to discuss a reference in Mr. Escobar’s article that may be a bit off-topic, but maybe not. Mr. Escober writes:
“Notorious Raytheon weapons peddler reconverted into Pentagon head, Lloyd Austin, gave away the game in Kiev: ‘We want to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine.'”
Of course Mr. Austin is African-American, though references I have read to him as “Defense Secretary Affirmative Action” and as “not the sharpest knife in the drawer” should properly be dismissed no doubt as “racist” or “hate speech.” But it does point to the fact that President Joe Biden’s strongest constituency, by far, and the one that delivered him the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2020, was African-Africans.
In fact, the only constituency that gives him a positive favorability rating over 40 percent in current polling today is that ver same constituency. This is how it works: despite the deplorable socio-economic conditions of America’s former slaves, Democratic Party-backed affirmative action over the years have allowed enough token blacks to climb up the corporate-political-military-government employment ladder that the whole voting bloc has been co-opted for the Democrats’ Clinton-Obama-Biden syndicate. Another result has been the designation of Kamala Harris as vice-president, a heartbeat away from Biden’s chair and the nuclear briefcase.
Of course they are also doing the same thing with Hispanics. Democratic Party politics have largely been behind the flood of illegal immigrants allowed into the U.S. at the southern border and eventually granted citizenship and allowed to vote. The floodgates are about to be opened again with Biden’s repeal of the Trump administration’s controls, and, obviously, the vast majority of eventual voters will vote Democratic.
Finally we have the vast numbers of sexual deviants know popularly as the LBGT+ “community.” Their representative in the Biden administration and a past and likely future presidential candidate is a character named Buttigieg. Various elements of tokenism, including same-sex marriage allowances, have also delivered this constituency to the Democrats.
Believe me, without the black, Hispanic immigrant, and deviant communities firmly in the Democrats’ camp, their party would not even exist today. Nor would there be a president named Biden. And I haven’t even mentioned female tokenism.
And of course, in order to show their loyalty, the leaders of these constituencies who have cushy government jobs, including as members of Congress, are totally beholden to the chief and to all his neocon, neoliberal, globalist, regime-change, war-mongering policies, because not one of them would ever dare buck the party line and surrender their place in the gravy train.
So as the chief decides to wage proxy wars against, Russia, China, or anyone, or to bomb and destroy countries anywhere in the world, they are all, to the last man, woman, or in-between, going to salute the bloody rag he runs up the flagpole on each and every occasion.
And the republicans are no better, they slobber at the mere thought of another war (Afghanistan and Iraq are more that proof of that) and howl more money for the MIC as they all own stock in the companies and corporations involved in all the free weapons to Ukraine. These are free weapons because the Ukraine will cease to exist after the war is over and everyone grabs a slice of it, so no one is going to pay the bill. Some people are stuck on this ole R and D thing otherwise known as the party thing, not understanding that it’s the party of one, and they don’t have enough money to play in it, and no voting for the lessor of the two evils don’t cut a thing except four more years of the same old thing, but we have to blame someone anyone but the image looking back at them from the mirror.
– And the republicans are no better,
When topic is “Party politics have largely been behind the flood of illegal immigrants” goal is to create more blue states
Better go back and see just how many came in under Trump, the only difference being he wanted to pick and chose the one thing you did get right was “party politics” which sucks because the business party which happens to be the republicans couldn’t care less how many flood the country because it makes cheap labor and drives down the wages of American labor which includes full time work and benefits.
The Whites put a number of coloured people in high office to give the appearance that they are ” multicultural”. America employs a lot of blacks, some Indians and some others as mouthpieces. They are used to lie and when the sh..t hits the fan to take the heat. Ask Colin Powell.
Canada is not into blacks as yet but employs a number of Indians, women and gay/transgender whatever. Britain deliberately has many Indians carrying out their agenda, but the real power is in the hands of the Zionists.
It is one big smokescreen. Got it!
Funny how war works. Biden/ the West, pour (newly printed) billions into Ukraine’s money laundromat, while preventing Zelensky from negotiating and forcing him to say, stupidly, Ukraine will never give up the Donbass. As if Ukraine borders mean something, to him. It seems he has now agreed to give Poland a large piece of his nation. WTF is he fighting for.
By the way! 6 years ago the actor was broke. Todayhe has $850 million … offshore of course.
Most esteemed and grand Wazoo: WTF is he fighting for? It seems you answered your own question, $850m. But doesn’t that also explain the whole European establishment? As the American Left used to say “that’s Capitalism.”
Reference, please, for the $850 million figure. That’s as believable as claims that Putin has untold billions of dollars stashed away somewhere.
Pandora Papers. You’d better believe it.
Yuriy Podolyak makes a good point, though: why would Russia want to stop a Polish invasion? There is, after all, no love lost between the inhabitants of Western Ukraine and the Poles. Presumably Hungary and Rumania would also want their pieces. Such invasions of areas unoccupied by the Russians would significantly blunt any criticism of the Russians and would, as Podolyak points out, essentially make the occupiers partners of Russia in dividing the spoils. It is all very cynical and won’t help the Ukrainians much but it would, presumably, make NATO propaganda of Russia occupying the hapless Ukrainians much harder to sell. Presumably behind the bluster on both sides, there might be quiet satisfaction?
I want to know how the Zelensky regime is going to explain Polish Troops in Western Ukraine? He can lie and say that they are there to help against the Russians, but when that never materializes, what then? If there is going to be a Polish incursion, I think it is going to happen pretty soon, probably within the next two weeks. No love lost between Ukrainians and Poles. The only reason they have any support right now is that they are attacking Russia. The Banderarites are going to wish they were under Russian occupation once the Poles occupy them.
“The Banderarites are going to wish they were under Russian occupation once the Poles occupy them.”
Yeah, that should be a hoot, especially since the Poles have been handling all the Nato weapons being shipped to Ukraine and have undoubtedly taken their cut before the rest is immediately destroyed by Russia after crossing the border. Maybe the Ukies can bum some heavy weapons off the Russians to fight the Poles.
I think the US “master minds” would mind not a bit, as long as Eastern Untermenschen are doing all the dying.
The US is more fractured than any time in our history. We are on the verge of internal and external collapse. The only thing left operating is the War Machine and the MSM. The people here are on a ship without a rudder heading towards the abyss.
Spot on Dferg, I go to Walmart for the basics as well as the opportunity to check out the “scene”, watch my demographic in action. It’s become surreal, like an autopilot cruise into oblivion. Kind of like, “This can sustain itself for how long?..”
As long as the shelves are stocked..
«The US is more fractured than any time in our history. We are on the verge of internal and external collapse.»
With that kind of expectations you may be an USA billionaire:
«I just sat there at a plain round table as my audience was brought to me: five super-wealthy guys — yes, all men — from the upper echelon of the hedge fund world. After a bit of small talk, I realized they had no interest in the information I had prepared about the future of technology. They had come with questions of their own. […] Finally, the CEO of a brokerage house explained that he had nearly completed building his own underground bunker system and asked, “How do I maintain authority over my security force after the event?”
The Event. That was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, unstoppable virus, or Mr. Robot hack that takes everything down.
This single question occupied us for the rest of the hour. They knew armed guards would be required to protect their compounds from the angry mobs. But how would they pay the guards once money was worthless? What would stop the guards from choosing their own leader?»
Russia has shown – among many other things – remarkable restraint. US and NATO AWACS operate freely at Ukriane’s borders, targeting intel is actively given to the AFU, not to mention weapon deliveries and trrops on the ground including US and NATO special forces and high ranking military officers. All of this (and more, including blatant violations of international law) makes NATO and the US active belligerents and legal targets.
With Poland and Romania poised to enter Ukraine – outside of NATO – that could make it very easy for the RF to justify erasing military facilites there including US missile sites. Which will no doubt be propagandized as escalating Russian aggression, “justifying” even more illegal action by the west.
China, ever cautious, lurking in the background, is beng prodded by the US and now NATO (a US puppet organization) too, cementing even more firmly their alliance with Russia. North Korea, Iran, and others are empowered by the west’s repeated and growing failures.
Domino theory is finally here, but it is not countries falling to communisim – it is countries abandoning the toxic, belligerent west. The suicidial stupidity of the US is only going to end with the end of the US. Whether that comes as a result of internal collapse or nuclear holocaust is the only remaining question.
One reason for US always waging a war is to keep their soldiers up to day. Applying same logic on Russia: a war is good for Red Army.
saw this twatter from Raytheon . how cute they intend to blow you up in a enviromental manner so your kids will appreciate it. the planets death dealers gushing woke definatly seems odd. this is the height of insanity ive so far seen. i know tomorrow it will be surpassed.
It’s satire, but yeah.
“Translation: non-stop provocations may lead Mr. Kinzhal, Mr. Zircon and Mr. Sarmat to be forced to present their business cards in select Western latitudes, even without an official invitation.”
This can only come from a genius in the office of journalism. Chapeau, Pepe.
I can’t wait to see this movie.And it looks like it should be screened in the Kremlin to get ideas from:
“The whole of Europe, with the exception of England, is already under the Nazi boot, or do you think that America will drop everything and send its sons to die for old Europe?
You are a smart person and you understand that neither Britain nor the States are going to really fight Nazism.
We are the only country in the world capable of repelling Nazism.”
Film “Head of Intelligence”, 2022
It tells about the history of the formation of Soviet intelligence, told through the fate of its youngest leader, 31-year-old Pavel Fitin, a man who, in the shortest possible time, in spite of everything and everything, revived it after the purges and made it one of the strongest intelligence services in the world.
> axis is pushing not only for a de facto Polish invasion to annex Western Ukraine, under the banner of “historical reunification”,
I think Russia has finally gotten into the game of “preemption”, where by you post a theory and make the other side say “yes” or “no”. no answer is a good answer in any case…
unless these EU clowns can come up with a version of “SMO” for Poland taking Western Ukraine, it’s going to look bad
this is how you payback in the propaganda war
Pedro Escobar is pulling no punches.
America desperately needs an attitude adjustment….
It’s been reputed that a single Sarmat ICBM can wipe out a geographical area the size of Texas.
How many Mr. Sarmats would need to drop their business cards on the USA to wipe out the American entity itself.
You can do the math.
Will Sberbank still be hosting WEF’s Cyber Polygon on 8 July 2022?
How I miss from the chinese to grow a pair of balls and stop US incursions on the Taiwan strait.
“Empire of Lies/War Inc. axis is pushing not only for a de facto Polish invasion to annex Western Ukraine, under the banner of “historical reunification”
I would go for that. Polish Galicia is where most of the Banderites come from. Poland is welcome to them.
Bandera killed off the Poles of Lwow, not just the Jews. Showtime in Lviv I should think.
Well, for Poland, the occupation of western Ukraine will end up like the occupation of Zaolzie in 1938 / Poland will disappear from the mother of Europe, because it has authorities resembling the intellectual patients of a mental institution. But what should normal Poles do, who live in such a mental institution? The so-called democracy and elections do not work, for 30 years any opposition that does not have a pro-Atlantic orientation was effectively physically eliminated. Many Polish independent analysts write that only a total collapse of the economy, causing chaos and poverty could lead to changes. Personally, I think that this is not the case, because most of those who have TV sets instead of brains won’t recognize the reasons, which means that only the collapse of western civilization can save the few thinking people, on which they will try to build something normal and new. The problem is that the only normal period in the history of Poland was the period of the Polish People’s Republic hated by the Atlanticists. There is a group of people in Poland who realize this, but it is a minority. Most of them are brainwashed by the Atlanticist propaganda, just like people in Ukraine
‘Those, whom the Gods would destroy, first they drive insane.”
Pepe seems to suggest that Poland will attempt to annex Galacia while simultaneously fighting alongside the AFU to attack Transnistria. That does seem a logical contradiction to me.
I also thought that makes no sense, but I am very sure it’s just a mistype. Transnistria faces the problem of some Ukraine force attacking one side and Romania from the other at the same time.
If it happens it will be quick and nasty, leaving Russia very little time to blast the crap out of the attackers as the defensive force would face overwhelming forces.
GWOT is good. But ‘The War Against Terror’ is better. Find the acronym also in Robert Browning’s line “Owls and bats, cowls and twats…” The poor innocent thought they were nuns’ headgear… :O)
Concerning the “sparse voices of reason”, may I point out a rare garden island of beautifully argued reason and probity in the fetid swamp of Western MainStream Media, authored by Caitlin Johnstone.
War, I suppose, should be taken to the American soil, one way or another.
The war in Ukraine is not only about Ukraine but about Germany. Who won WWII from the perspective of the 80 years?. Germany did and their Jesuits with that insane EU project. The whole idea of EU as a Empire is sick. When the WW II ended it had been agree than Germany must be US vassal till 2099. Some stupids have decided to change that status quo. Now we got gleanings of it. Who helped Russia sending them new technology and advanced weapon?. Germany, France, Italy the old jesuit’s fascist countries. Who is the fascist Now?
Could someone please explain to me;
– Is the 300 billion completely lost? If yes, why is this not a BIG deal for Putin? It is lots of money even for Russia. Someone must pay the price for this lost. Why no one is taking the responsibility for this this mess?
– Can it be recovered at some date? if yes, how?
Don’t worry guy. It”s all has been calculated by the Trotskyists on the West and the Stalinists on the East. They go hand in hand. Who suffers the most?. The jerks like us.
On the one hand: Polish historical grievances against murderous, genocidal Ukrainians.
On the other hand: Polish historical hatred of Russia *and* Polish enjoyment of its essentially parasitical relationship with the EU.
Sorry, folks, I’m betting on the latter.
I’m wondering if Russia didn’t call the Moldovan President and tell her that if Moldova attacked Transnistria,Russia would be forced to expand the SMO operations to Moldova and “denazify” there as well.And if they allowed Romanian troops to enter and attack Transnistria the results would be the same for Moldova.
Then maybe they made a similar call to the Romanian President informing them of the fate instore for them if they moved into Moldova. And unless they want to see Russian troops camped on the Pruth.Which side of the Pruth would be an open question,then they should rethink their plans.And reminded them about what happened to the Romanian army troops that invaded the last time around.
One can only hope they did.But if they didn’t they need to.
If Poland occupied western Ukraine, this would be very hard to explain in Europe. After all, the “taking land” approach is one of the key allegations and implied goals towards Russia. Also Ukraine in its current (now rather past) boarders was pictured als almost sacred for quite some time now.
This would create that much turmoil within the EU, I’m not even sure if Russia should oppose it.
Some thoughts about the options for the south and east of Ukraine:
In my opinion there are several reasons from a russian viewpoint to prefer one or more new states in the south and east over them becoming part of Russia:
– A referendum and new states are much harder to tackle by western propaganda than “Russia annexing land”
– One or more independent but very pro russian states are worth much more to russia in possible future conflicts than an enlarged Russia. They would be additional enemies that have to be declared, which has to be explained and legally arranged. This is especially difficult, if you want to present them as oppressed by Russia at the same time. Belarus is a good example for this.
– This creates a real buffer between the west and Russia, avoiding a direct border (there might be a small direct boder in north-east Ukraine though).
– Once the states existed for some time, it gets less and less likely for them to ever become Ukraine again (in case it is more than one new state). In case of the land becoming a part of Russia, there might be some future event leading to Russia “giving back” the land. With new states, in the far future, this would simply not be russias business anymore. And even if all of them became anti russian, it would still be many small states instead of one large one. Complete accordance between them would be very unlikely. The borders of the new states would have to be drawn according to some deep rooted cultural distinctions for this to play out.
The risk might be:
– The new states would need a lot of russian influence and control anyway. Otherwise they might be prone to regime change activities like Ukraine was.
“the vast intellectual no-fly zone known as U.S. Think Tankland”
«Notorious Raytheon weapons peddler reconverted into Pentagon head, Lloyd Austin, gave away the game in Kiev: “We want to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine.” So this is it: the Empire wants to annihilate Russia.»
That “annihilate” is pure insanity. Of course the USA don’t want that: they just want to “yeltsinize” it with a color revolution or give it the “yugoslavian” treatment. It is “prometheism”, not annihilation.
«Cue to War Inc.’s frenzy of limitless weapon cargos descending on Ukraine, the overwhelming majority on the road to be duly eviscerated by Russian precision strikes.»
That seems to be an hallucination: most of the supply convoys, that are huge and easily spotted and move along a few roads and railroads that can take them, are not being attacked, and that is very surprising to many.
I think that I know the reason: the Russian Federation forces engaged in the “special military operation” are small, and are focusing on destroying logistics more than weapons, in particular fuel supplies. Without fuel and transport the supplies from NATO cannot be sent to the front and are useless.
I wonder where Mr. Escobar is residing. Does not he think that inevitable response to Mr. Sarmat will annihilate his and his family and the rest of us. Calling for Mr. Sarmat to visit is suicidal
I was lying in bed, thinking about which targets, as much symbolic as power-based, I would hit first. This includes not bad enough to provoke a nuclear response, but also sending a message that my sarmat has no match. In France, the Arch de Triumph, in England, Portan Down, Havestock, and the missile company, in US Raythion, McDonnell Douglas, Statute of Liberty, Germany the company that built the bioweapons lab in Ukraine, Poland the border town train station.
Perhaps more devastating to western interests than Sarmat, was Russia’s defense of the Ruble with it’s Gold deposits. Western political leaders all appear to be programmed for self destruction.
I think the russian governement will not forget its priority and these ones has been made very clear prior the special operation in Ucraina. These priorities state that NATO muss leave Central Europe like it or not. Well, the following months will have to fit in this priorities like it or not. I don’t see any alternative for the US led NATO except to retourn to the 1991 platform unless they choose a nuclear confrontation. We all know what does implie.
I would be less “relaxed” than Mr. Escobar in using the word “Sarmat”. We are a family of five, we live peacefully in Central Europe and I give a shit about these power games made by bunches of sociopaths and psicopaths around the world. For one thing I’m shure I don’t want to see my children to burn like matches.
Nukes don’t discriminate. The rich western elites who used to fly in business jets, drive nice cars, eating at fancy restaurants will no longer be able to enjoy life if Mr. Sarmat rings their doorbells.