by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted
Darya Dugina, 30, daughter of Alexander Dugin, a smart, strong, ebullient, enterprising young woman, whom I met in Moscow and had the honor to cherish as a friend, has been brutally murdered.
As a young journalist and analyst, one could see she would carve for herself a glowing path towards wide recognition and respect (here she is on feminism).
Not so long ago, the FSB was directly engaged in smashing assassination attempts, organized by the SBU, against Russian journalists, as in the case of Olga Skabaeyeva and Vladimir Soloviev. It’s mind-boggling that Dugin and his family were not protected by the Russian intelligence/security apparatus.
The key facts of the tragedy have already been established. A Land Cruiser Prado SUV, owned by Dugin and with Darya at the wheel, exploded in a highway near the village of Bolchie Vyazemy, a little over 20km away from Moscow.
They were both coming from a family festival, where Dugin had delivered a talk. At the last minute, Darya took the SUV and Dugin followed her in another car. According to eyewitnesses, there was an explosion under the SUV, which was immediately engulfed in flames and hit a roadside building. Darya’s body was burned beyond recognition.
The Russian Investigative Committee soon established that the IED – approximately 400g of TNT, unencapsulated – was planted under the bottom of the SUV, on the driver’s side.
The investigators consider that was a premeditated car bombing.
What is not already known is whether the IED was on a timer or if some goon nearby pressed the button.
What is already known is that Alexander Dugin was a target on the Myrotvorets list. Myrotvorets stands for a Center for Research of Signs of Crimes against the National Security of Ukraine. It works side by side with NATO collecting info on “pro-Russian terrorists and separatists”.
Denis Pushilin, the head of the DPR, took no time to accuse “the terrorists of the Ukrainian regime” for Darya’s assassination. The inestimable Maria Zakharova was more, well, diplomatic: she said that if the Ukrainian lead is confirmed, that will configure a policy of state terrorism deployed by Kiev.
An existential war
In several essays – this one being arguably the most essential – Dugin had made extensively clear the enormity of the stakes. This is a war of ideas. And an existential war: Russia against the collective West led by the United States.
The SBU, NATO, or quite probably the combo – considering the SBU is ordered by the CIA and MI6 – did not choose to attack Putin, Lavrov, Patrushev or Shoigu. They targeted a philosopher and ended up murdering his daughter – making it even more painful. They attacked an intellectual who formulates ideas. Proving once again that Western Cancel Culture seamlessly metastasizes into Cancel Person.
It’s fine and dandy that the Russian Ministry of Defense is about to start the production of the hypersonic Mr. Zircon as it continues to churn out plenty of Mr. Khinzals. Or that three Mig-31 supersonic interceptors have been deployed to Kaliningrad equipped with Khinzals and placed on combat duty 24/7.
The problem is the rules have changed – and the SBU/NATO combo, facing an indescribable debacle in Donbass, is upping the sabotage, counter-intel and counter-diversionary dial.
They started by shelling Russian territory; spread out around Donbass – as in the attempt to kill the mayor of Mariupol, Konstantin Ivachtchenko; even launched drones against the HQ of the Black Sea Fleet in Sebastopol; and now – with the Darya Dugina tragedy – are on the gates of Moscow.
The point is not that all of the above is irrelevant in terms of changing the facts on the ground imposed by the Special Military Operation. The point is that an upcoming series of bloody psyops designed for pure PR effect can become extremely painful for Russian public opinion – which will demand devastating punishment.
It’s clear that Moscow and St. Petersburg are now prime targets. The Ukrainian ISIS is a go. Of course, their handlers have vast experience on the matter, across the Global North/South. All red lines are gone.
The coming of the Ukrainian ISIS
The cokehead comedian has duly pre-empted any Russian reaction, according to the NATO script he’s fed on a daily basis: Russia may try to do something “particularly disgusting” this coming week.
That’s irrelevant. The real – burning – question is to what extent the Kremlin and Russian intel will react when it’s fully established SBU/NATO concocted the Dugin plot. That’s Kiev terrorism at the gates of Moscow. That screams “red line” in bloody red, and a response tied to the reiterated promise, by Putin himself, of hitting “decision centers”.
It will be a fateful decision. Moscow is not at war with the Kiev puppets, essentially – but with NATO. And vice-versa. All bets are off on how the tragedy of Darya Dugina may eventually accelerate the Russian timetable, in terms of a radical revision of their so far long-term strategy.
Moscow can decapitate the Kiev racket with a few hypersonic business cards. Yet that’s too easy; afterwards, who to negotiate the future of rump Ukraine with?
In contrast, doing essentially nothing means accepting an imminent, de facto terrorist invasion of the Russian Federation: the Darya Dugina tragedy on steroids.
In his next before last post on Telegram, Dugin once again framed the stakes. These are the key takeaways.
He calls for “structural, ideological, personnel, institutional, strategic” transformations by the Russian leadership.
Drawing from the evidence – from the increased attacks on Crimea to the attempts to provoke a nuclear catastrophe in Zaporozhye – he correctly concludes that the NATO sphere has “decided to stand on the other end to the end. They can be understood: Russia actually (and this is not propaganda) challenged the West as a civilization.”
The conclusion is stark: “So we have to go all the way”. That ties in with what Putin himself asserted: “We haven’t really started anything yet.” Dugin: “Now we have to start.”
Dugin proposes that the current status quo around Operation Z cannot last for more than six months. There’s no question “the tectonic plates have shifted”. Darya Dugina will be flying like an eagle in an otherworldly sky. The question is whether her tragedy will become the catalyst to propel Putin’s strategic ambiguity to a whole new level.
Russia is not going take this lightly and nato/Amerika/ukraine are going to feel the pain as they should.
Putin is bound to steer this to a whole other level indeed and by midterm US elections the Storm should be full on, possibly with Biden’s downfall and complete exposure of their criminal acts and links to Ukraine over years.
Russia has some experience with this sort of thing.
Back in the 80s some Muslim extremists kidnapped 4 soviet diplomats in Beirut. The militants demanded that Moscow pressure the Syrian government to stop pro-Syrian militiamen from shelling rival Muslim positions in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.
They did not cease their attacks, and the body of one of the Soviet diplomats, Arkady Katkov, was found a few days later in a field in Beirut.
The KGB then apparently kidnaped and killed a relative of an unnamed leader of the Shias’ Hezbollah (Party of God) group, a radical, pro-Iranian group that has been suspected of various terrorist activities against Western targets in Lebanon.
Parts of the man’s body (his balls) were then sent to the Hezbollah leader with a warning that he would lose other relatives in a similar fashion if the three remaining Soviet diplomats were not immediately released. They were quickly freed. https://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/the-kgbs-alpha-group-left-terrorists-in-fear-of-the-soviet-union/ Good reference
It was not Hezbollah, it was the Islamic Jihad.
The rest of your info is correct.
Yes. I remember that story. I became a little confused when Hezbollah came up in that anecdote. Thanks for the correction Saker.
Thank you for that, Saker. I couldn’t see Hezbollah doing that. Here in California, there are thousands of Hezbollah fanboys.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they also had US sponsors. Coldwar and all.
While your point about the proper response to terrorist and terrorism is well taken; unfortunately, the referenced article has numerous errors. Yet, I am still convinced obtaining a testicle sandwich would not be pleasant experience.
Why were they ‘Muslim’ terrorists, rather than just terrorists? Why isn’t this ukronazi murderer a ‘Christian’ terrorist’. You fall into the trap laid by the anglizionists by putting existential labels on people. This is all part of the divide and rule BS tactic of ‘identity politics’.
There is no such thing as a ‘Muslim’ terrorist or indeed a Christian terrorist.
Russian FSB has already identified her killer.
Cassad has photos.
I posted on Martyanov: http://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2022/08/larry-reviews-russian-fire-impact-tools.html#comment-5956942697
Now the hunt begins.
If my memory serves me, Natalya Vovk is hiding in Estonia and there just happens to be a USN ship docked in Tallinn Harbor – How convenient for to spirit ms. vovk away from trouble and into ukie paradise aka usa.
Respectfully yours until the end of time…
Now predictably her dad will, with boosted renewed force, urge the Kremlin to give the NATO and its stooges a much harsher & unforgetable treatment.
Without any early warnings.
And public opinion from Rostov to Vladivostok will follow suit.
Well You Pepe call Alexander Dugin an intelectual, a philosopher like you admire him, some of the other “boys” here in TheSaker have another view of him. Andrei says “Dugin was much more of a big thing in the West, not in Russia where most key players never took him seriously or, even less so, where influenced by him”
Who was Alexander Dugin? The Russian version of Olavo de Carcalho or …I ´d like knowing that :)
Thank You for your great work.
He is a good intelectual, you can find his books translated into English and judge it by yourself.
He has some shares ideas with a very underestimate philosopher from Spain, Gustavo Bueno. Both with a great analysis of what is the Anglosaxon empire.
One called it “predator empire” and Dugin pointing it as a “thalasocracy”. The other side is the “constructor empire” equivalent to the “land empire” of Dugin.
However I agree that the Kremlin didn’t put too much attention in Dugin during a long time. They started to value him late.
All this years Russia was not seeing the Western Anglosaxon Empire as an existencial enemy, rather they only looked at it as a competitor.
They only woke up after the events of this year.
“They only woke up after the events of this year.”
I disagreen. Allready at the Munich security conference in 2007 stated the problems with including Georgia and Ukraine into NATO. It is a impressive forward looking speech, outlining the consequenses of this NATO expansion. Look it up, you will be surprised how much of todays situation was forseeable already then.
Next time you call anybody here “boys” you will be banned.
I am sorry. I meant in a good way, like when you talk to friends. I will not do it again. Could i call you guys? I appreciate very much tour work. Regards
A person’s thinking confirms whether they are an intellectual, not on whether you like him or not. I couldn’t stand William F. Buckley Jr. but he wasn’t a complete idiot. He was one of what passes as an intellectual in the US.
If he is a version of Olavo de Carvalho, he is just trash, like Olavo. Period.
The fact is Russia must answer hard to this terrorist action, otherwise it will be seen as weak for the enemies. It’s time to another step in Ukraine
I only await the bombing of a group of very young children, maybe in Moscow to really “show those Ruskies”, no matter that it closely follows the book “Red Storm Rising” because “evil cannot create anything new- it can only spoil and destroy what good forces have invented or created” as Tolkien so very astutely stated. That it wouldn’t be the first time Perfidious Albion have taken plot points from Clancy just goes to show the state of the “free world”.
Excellent article, Pepe. I read it twice. I agree with you. The Ukrainians are abusing and this must stop.
I think the Russians are usually careful not to let provocations dictate their actions; they act only when something fits their plans and is beneficial.
You are right. Unless this terrorist atack matches russian military plans to change their tactics, nothing is going to change in russian plans for Ukaine. Russian leadership and Putin in particular have a history of notorious cold blood when facing such situations. As for the murderer being hunted by professional FSB people, this is anothet story. Nobody would like to be in her skin…
It certainly makes a contrast with the U.S., such as after 9-11.
Darya Dugina will be flying like an eagle in an otherworldly sky. The question is whether her tragedy will become the catalyst to propel Putin’s strategic ambiguity to a whole new level.
Inshallah, that would be the case.
We are all grieving not only the assassination of Darya Dugina, but the violation, the impunity, the easiness with which the assassins perpetrated the crime in the heart of Russia.
[Forwarded from Alexander Dugin | Z]
My friend Alexander Gellievich Dugin thanks everyone who has expressed condolences on the death of his daughter Dasha. He asked me to publish this text::
“As you all know, as a result of a terrorist attack carried out by the Nazi Ukrainian regime, on August 20, when returning from the Tradition festival near Moscow, my daughter Daria Dugina was brutally killed by an explosion in front of my eyes.
She was a beautiful Orthodox girl, a patriot, a military correspondent, an expert on the central channels, and a philosopher. Her speeches and reporting have always been profound, grounded and restrained. She never called for violence and war.
She was a rising star at the beginning of her journey. The enemies of Russia meanly, stealthily killed her…
But we, our people, cannot be broken even by such unbearable blows. They wanted to crush our will with bloody terror against the best and most vulnerable of us. But they won’t get it.
Our hearts yearn for more than just revenge or retribution. It’s too petty, not Russian. We only need our Victory. My daughter laid her maiden life on the altar. So win, please!
We wanted to raise her to be smart and a hero.
Let it inspire the sons of our Fatherland to the feat even now.
Farewell to Daria Dugina (Platonova) – a civil memorial service – will be held on August 23 at the Ostankino Television Center (Moscow) at 10 am.”
[Forwarded from 🇷🇺 LEVI 🌍]
The murder of Dugina is solved, the main thing:
🔻Ukrainian special services are behind the murder
🔻 Performer – citizen of Ukraine Natalia Vovk, born in 1979
🔻 She arrived in Russia on July 23 with her daughter Sofia Shaban
🔻 They rented an apartment in the house where Dugina lived in Moscow
🔻 Mini Cooper was used to spy on Dugina. Numbers were changed on it three times – license plates of the DPR, Kazakhstan and Ukraine were used
🔻 On the day of the crime, Vovk and her daughter came to the Tradition festival, and after a controlled explosion on August 21, they left through Pskov to Estonia
Notice the three license plates the criminal used to go around, one to enter Russia from Donbass, another one from Kazakhstan to circulate in Moscow, the last one to exit Russia via the Estonian border.
[Forwarded from Donbass Devushka (M V)]
[ Video ]
The FSB of the Russian Federation showed a video with footage of the movement of the alleged perpetrator of the murder, Dugina.
I’m afraid the terror tactics will not stop until the other side is completely neutered; for that is how they operate.
Considering other concurrent news, e.g. Moscow military cooperation with Palestine*, red lines are being crossed, and so the knives and the bombs will be flying. Ukraine is only the front.
This is not how this works.
As a mid-western American, and a follower of Dugin’s philosophy, I am absolutely sickened by the cheerleading occuring amongst the western pro-UkroNazi’s, not merely amongst the liberals, but among the right-wing ethno-nationalists in the US. The US is probably fertile grounds for a drug addled, literal Nazi group to take root and flourish among the throngs of wayward young white men, looking for any kind of surrogate community.
As a Western European I share your feelings and probably double them, since Europe is even more Russophobic than the US
I hate to see, not only liberals, but supposedly patriots/anti globalist laughing about Darya.
It made me almost wish an atomic bomb In each capital city of Europe, including mine.
My country is totally Western Europe, I am from Spain. We don’t have any historical reason to hate Russia.
But people are clapping in the death of a young woman who didn’t commit any crime and who does not have any position in the government.
I live in Germany and here si even worst.
I totally hate this society, my wife is from Belarus and as soon as we are ready we will move to Russia thanks to her passport.
The West is the hell noways. I don’t know how other people manage but I hate every aspect of the life here. I have a pretty good job but every aspect of this fake society make me sick and tired.
Western patriots are the most fake out of all, they say they are anti globalist and the first opportunity they support genocide of the only people opposing globalist.
What makes you think this? How do you come to this conclusion?
I’ve lived in Europe for some time and I share Cid’s view. Europeans are vehemently russophobic.
Just go onto mainstream online forums and you’ll see how they spit their hatred towards everything Russian.
Mmkay. And what exactly makes it different in Europe compared to the USA? Last time I checked, the media in Europe is controlled by the CIA which also controls the media in the US.
In my opinion the key is to win informational war with the West, not to ramp up military action. Each so called average European habitant is simply sickened that Western “culture”.
Russia inexorably wins in Ukraine and that process, extended for weeks, is so painful for the USA that they literally loosing their mind. What for reduce them that period?
How can Russians ‘win the informational war with the West’ when the West is structurally, viscerally, almost genetically built around disinformation about Russia? The image of Russia prevalent in the West is distorted and any attempt to correct it is immediately distorted to fit their preconception. There is no way to talk to them. Drastic action is the only way.
I hear you. Even good, solid, down-to-earth people in my rural heartland Kansas community, who are sick and tired of Ukraine, and its corrupt pervert twerp of a president, nevertheless buy the bullsh*t about Russia and her president. It’s depressing. I talk to people one on one, but it’s a quixotic fight, trying to counter the 24/7 tsunami of media brainwash.
Sie haben recht:Den Informationskrieg zu gewinnen kann nur sehr langfristig gemeint sein.Priorität muss die Zerschlagung der “westlichen Werte” sein mit ihrer Hybris und ihrer soziophatischen unmenschlichen Führung.Jeder sollte es sehen und spüren !
You are right: Winning the information war can only be meant for the very long term. The priority must be to smash “western values” with their hubris and sociopathic, inhumane leadership. Everyone should see and feel it!
I dont think it’s limited to Russia. As the former CIA boss said : We will know our disinformation campaign is complete, when everything the [american] public belives is false. That goes for the entire West. Hard to inform a near delusional population, lucky if you catch a few outliers.
Maybe I’ve had a luck but in my family it happened one day I had several hours for conversation on political topics, in a larger group. Being very well medially prepared (films, photos, crucial articles translated into Polish) I was literally able to CHANGE THEIR THINKING almost 180 degrees. Anyway, they became surely a lot more critical about news they used to listen to MSM.
The main thing is gathering rich sources.
You are fighting The Empire. The Empire does not care much about tanks and artillery pieces. That is not how The Empire fights. The Empire dominates by subversion, assassination, extortion, bribery, lies, proxies and financial power. Nothing should surprise us. It creates chaos in its targets; it promotes internal fractures. To coin a phrase, it manufactures discontent. This is the methodology of the color revolution, of the coup d’etat, of deposing via lawfare, of the bribed comprador class, of the debtor nation pleading for loans to pay off earlier loans. It is the age old methodology of divide and rule. And if one technique doesn’t work, no matter. The Empire is inventive, it will come up with something else.
For all those who gloat endlessly about Russia’s military, hegemony is not firepower and circular error probable. Welcome to war with The Empire.
I agree. Almost no matter what is exposed, or happens on the ground the Empire will spin it in their favor. I don’t underestimate British influence. after all they are experts with centuries of experience, not called perfidious Albion for nothing.
Rodrigo – we fully agree with you about the “Empire.” We have been watching this supremely evil “Empire” for decades and we know how it operates. It’s like an insidious Disease that has usurped and impoverished one nation after another, down through the decades.
Part of the problem facing Russia are the gang of evil aristocrats with the means to buy off the experts in the CIA, MI6, Eric Prince, and many others to foment inner civil tensions in nations, or to assassinate such important Russian luminaries as Lavrov, even President Putin, and many others.
It will take more than military strategies to thwart this Beast.
God help the Russian people and their fine statesmen, thinkers and its military.
At the same time, despite what the Western Press is saying, the fact is the US Financial Hegemony is now purposely targeting all of the UK & Western Europe’s citizens with these unbelievable costs in energy. Higher food prices will come, too.
Along with the US/UK/EU Financial Bosses, their goal is to destroy those societies, enabling the US to colonize those nations under the banner of “Privatization.” Privatize all public health, thwart import/export markets especially in Germany, destroy shop owners, food markets, education, pension plans, and smash any unions left into oblivion. This is what the US Aristocrats have done to America. We’ve seen this all before and rightly fear for the millions of UK/EU citizens.
You’re another delusional one who thinks that the US still has a hegemony over world matters. They lost it in 2015 when Russia challenged them and won in Syria.
The so-called info war that you’re talking about can only continue until thw facts become clear to the masses. That’s why Russia doesn’t give a shit about PR stunts.
//For all those who gloat endlessly about Russia’s military, hegemony is not firepower and circular error probable.//
LMAO yeah pal go tell that to the Russian military who are decimating the Ukies and the clowns of the combined West in Donbas. 😄😄
They did it in Georgia, they did it in Syria, and they will do it again in Ukraine.
So if the USA no longer has any remaining hegemony over world matters, then who dies instead? And what does the USA control?
Thank you Pepe, I learn a lot of things from reading your articles.
I found this bit extraordinary. “In several essays – this one being arguably the most essential – Dugin had made extensively clear the enormity of the stakes.”
I had to use yanex to translate this article you suggested but it was well worth reading.
Really helped me to truly understand the SMO in a historical context and introduced me to Ivan Ilyin who I will do some research on. Seems like a very interesting person.
“Moscow can decapitate the Kiev racket with a few hypersonic business cards. Yet that’s too easy; afterwards, who to negotiate the future of rump Ukraine with?”
Not a serious argument.
Neither is your refutation (no facts, no logical arguments)
Next time, try a little harder.
Why does Russia need to negotiate with anyone in Ukraine? If Zelensky has finished serving his purpose as incompetent opposition, remove him and put a Russian proconsul with staff in his place. Negotiating with anyone in Ukraine is negotiating with the collective west, particularly it’s deep state entity. Their goal is to bring utter chaos to the Russian Federation because the RF is making no secret about their blasphemous (to Satan) multipolar world order intentions.
Why can’t Russia form a Ukie government in exile? Like the ‘west’ have for Belarus or Venezuela? They believe they can deal with the current bucket of selected scum?
Having followed Matthew Ehret for sometime, I do wonder if the hands of British Intelligence are behind the Daria Dugina assassination, the reason being that now that Zelensky has reached his sell by date, he can now be safely taken out and for it to be blamed on Russia.
Any doubts of British duplicity are shown that when FDR’s son went to Moscow, he was told by Stalin that his father was killed on the orders of Churchill.
In the previous thread, someone said on BBC that she was recently sanctioned, did a video at Azovstal, and was investigating Bellingcat – that paragon of British Intelligence, whose last prank was the fake Russian pilot bribe recently.
It is noticeable how many cats are holding tongues around here…
Keep hearing about Russia not wanting to directly engage NATO (that’s ludicrous, NATO are running the Ukrainian circus ) and Russia worrying about ending the lives of the war criminals in Kiev for fear there will be no one to negotiate for what’s left of Ukraine (again nonsense, what does it matter if a drunken tramp is installed as president, he’s bound to have more savvy and compassion than the existing evil in Kiev/Lviv )?
Sending a message via Admiral Grigorovich to the Lviv NATO command centre would be a good start.
…and one argument not to make (now) any violent moves is that it’s predictable (and probably expected). Best future protection for Russians will be inevitability of punishment.
Besides, the victim of life Darya Dugina opened excellent timeframe for Russia to get through to Western societies with true information. Non omnis moriar.
Of course, Ms. Dugan’s death is traumatic, but should it disrupt Russia’s SMO plans? Terrorist acts, such as the one which claimed her life, are super hard to eliminate, especially if they are state sponsored. Here’ the crux of the problem: I believe all terrorist attacks are state sponsored from the Gladio ops of the 60’s and 70’s, to 911 to the London Tube bombings, to school shootings in the US, to chemical attacks in Syria, to biological poisonings in Ukraine, all too many to mention.
We live on a wonderful creation we call planet Earth. Unfortunately, 3 centuries ago it was hijacked by madmen. We know who their descendants and disciples are. They need to be dealt with in a capital way. Just the amount of money created to … cough cough … fight Covid19, world hunger: you name the issue, with proper human leadership, they could have been solved. The entire narratives of our so-called leaders are lies. They always talk about fighting this and fighting that, yet never speak of solving this or that. The elite are not only agreement incapable, but they are also incapable of telling us the truth. Just listen to Karl Schwab and his boyfriend Yuval Harari, they are the only one’s talking truth, and their truths are horrendous. At least those 2 monsters aren’t afraid to tell us their plan, which is, to depopulate the earth and drug the survivors. Soma anyone?
It’s interesting that countries that want to negotiate with the west wind up with their children’s throats cut. I think most of the world is onto Uncle Scam and their phony democracy grift.
fly like a eagle let my spirit carry me til i´m free,through revolution
Fully agree and have same gestalt as Pepe. This is part and parcel of a new Terror campaign.. a demoralization cycle to create ephemeral PR sound bits for Zone A and to prevent Zone B from enjoying the victorious fruits of their labors. It also provides vicarious pleasure to the Fallen satanists.
Many more such losses will accrue, at increasing speed. The news cycle Beast must be fed steady strips of raw meat. We need to be patient. And grit teeth and find the criminals even in the remotest outhouses in Antarctica if need be. Fundamental norms are being violated with these escalated attacks of sabotage – on Crimea proper (apparently more may be via dronification rather than mere local saboteurs), on the Z nuclear power plant, and now on the soft-target of the Dugin family. As Russians said during WW2: they can’t kill us all!
Ironically Dugin had a highly prescient observation that a new governance structure is laboring to be borne. Revenge may be said to be a dish best served cold and dispassionately, but there must be intelligentsia, leaders and peace of mind surviving to that time. The gargoyles leading the nazi west are all in.. Russians need to change tack accordingly. Acts such as these will spur the needed change. It has always been thus. A reciprocal wave of deterrence will likely be launched against those who give such orders as well. Recall what Iranians did to the CIA planner behind Soleimani hit..
History has proven once bestiality and nihilistic brutality takes hold in an opposing oligarchy, the ONLY response which sways and influences calculations is to let loose blood dimmed tides of equal measure on the deciders personally. Lawfare, negotiations, threats, ostracism, indirect sanctions, etc. no longer matter. As asked of Colin Powell in an earlier time, indeed why not Zircon and Kinzhal today? The Comedian is not the only fool whose sell-by date has arrived. As for what remains of the paint-job of civilization as it’s thoroughly blast-stripped, they will discover who is the born-“bottom” in the return to the primordial Tooth and Claw.
Shoigu said at the recent ‘First International Anti-Fascist Congress’ held outside Moscow:
What the West has wrought since WW2 is as terrible as during the preparations and conduct of WW2 itself.. they weaponized the entire European peninsula as with the interwar Germany.. if 600,000 under Napoleon didn’t suffice, or 3,000,000 under Hitler were insufficient, then they figured to send 400,000,000 mindwashed lemmings like that Azov woman – or what survives of them after being starved of energy, food, livelihoods and poison the very soil with radioactivity and force the survivors on an Exodus eastwards. It is difficult for them to tell if being slow-boiled inside a pot the size of a subcontinent.. but all the mind-washing know-how and effort was focused from day one on how to subjugate, break, dismantle and dissolve the Russian world, both internally and at Europeans’ hands. This has been the undeviating über objective for 1,000 years. And this is coming to a head now. So sad!
Please take care of yourself Pepe.. you are dear to us as well, and a stone in their shoe too.
MOSCOW, August 22. /TASS/. The murder of Daria Dugina was carefully planned only in relation to the journalist, and her father, public figure Alexander Dugin, was of no interest to the Ukrainian special services. This was reported to TASS on Monday in the law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation.
“Those who were preparing the murder of Daria Dugina were interested in the daily routine and habits of only the journalist herself. Detonating the explosive device, those who remotely detonated the car knew for sure that Dugina was driving alone. The father was not the target of the killers,” the source said.
FSB video’s linked in previous article are available, as is the Azov ID of the suspect.
Are all journalists now fair game?
Here is Dugina at 7min : at Azovstal in July :
This latest issue has to be put in perspective.
There may be important rationales *if* Russia restrains itself from a military counter-attack.
However much we may regard Dr. Hudson, at this point in time, he is not able, nor willing to share the heightened state of emergency the US Financial Hegemon is in. But Hudson has stated that it IS the US Financial Centers who are perpetrating both the aftermath of inflation and the onslought of skyrocketing energy costs in both the UK and W. Europe.
Try to find the latest words of Nikoli Patrushev who reveals more of this heightened state of emergency by both the US “FED” and the US/EU Financial Aristocrats. If you can, you will see the real *strife* that is being perpetrated against Eurasia, Latin America, and now the UK and EU nations.
During the height of the Roman aristocracy, it took nearly 200 years of bloody civil war before Emperor Augustus finally put the savage aristocracy back in their place.
Dugin is a philosopher, not a strategist. It’s not the first terror attack in Moscow. The Russians may track down the assassin, but I doubt any major shift in strategy. In six months it will be Winter, and Europe will be freezing in the dark.
Cancel culture carried to its logic end.
Depressingly Russian patience and passivity seems neverending, cant remember any red lines not crossed with total impunity by the western terror collective with countless victims going completely unpunished.
The negligence and lack of foresight on the Russian part, whether its personal safety, foreign monetary assets, safety, pipeline infrastructure etc is disheartening
Ivan Grosny must be turning in his grave.
I would think it unlikely that the Kremlin will break discipline. Across the entire front Russian and allied Donbass forces are relentlessly seizing key strategic sites and systematically destroying supply lines across the 1800 mile combat zone. The AFU is losing immense numbers of soldiers. Russia likely won’t be distracted but may accelerate its deadly march to win the entirety of Donbass.
It is possible however that in retaliation for the Dugin assassination Russia might launch missils at Kiev air and rail links, then possibly energy and communications infrastructure.
The Dugin assassination won’t break Russian military discipline… the war machine will relentlessly grind on the 1800 mile front in the Donbass and the Black Sea Corridor. If anything the pace may even accelerate.
It is possible however that the Russian forces will demolish air and rail access to Kiev, and then proceed to take out infrastructure and communications.
My sincere condolences to his family in these difficult times. May the good Lord have her in the glory and may her death not be in vain.
One day, there will be monuments in the cities of Russia to Qassem Soleimani, and to Daria Dugina, and to the assassinated children of Donbas. And I, who am a foreigner and have never been to Russia, will go there and lay flowers in their memory.
This may sound cynical. But the sheer arrogance and the sheer idiocy of the Ze camp will be their undoing.
What broke the Camel’s back for Chechens was when they ventured out of Chechnya and killed innocent poeple. At that point, the Russian society had it.
Had Putin nor made a deal with the Kadyrovs, the Russian society would have gone one to exterminate all Chechens who would not surrender. No prisoners.
After this, if there was still anyone left in Russia considering “West” as worthy of aspiration that person better not speak out. No one would listen.
The West has lost the plot a long time ago. But by this act they lost The War. Russia may lose The War as well. But West will not be allowed to win. No matter the cost. The time of negotiating with Terrorists is over.
Being cut off from the Asian continent is not a small thing for Europe to ignore as a entity which has – or rather had – a symbiotic relationship with Russia. While it’s true that U.S. neocons wouldn’t mind the eradication of all Slavs everywhere, EU appears to want a guaranteed forever-subjugation of weakened Russia in whatever form. Two different things.
What wouldn’t united Europe (UK included) do to make sure Russia never focused eastward at the expense of western trade ties? United Europe needs their draft horse back and it wants the horse to remain a horse. Near their pastures, even if they can’t for now find a way to rope the horse back into the stable and lock the door. My apology for comparing Russia to a horse, but looking at it objectively from EU actions, Europe clearly sees Russia as a beast of burden – not as an equal partner. It’s a very bizarre pathology.
With that in mind, no surprises of the assassination(s) other than how openly it’s being waged as if to invite reprisals. From EU/UK/US point of view, it makes sense to assassinate influencers who advocate looking East, and then support influencers who leave the door wedged open for the West to enter. I think the reason for the brazeness is based more on panic rather than spite (no I don’t think Ukraine wrote of that enemies list all by themselves) As Russia travel further in the direction that it’s going, new realities are manifesting themselves in short time which themselves will manifest more realities that reinforce each other – similar to an avalanche with the EU being on the wrong side of it. My guess is that the US/EU and their partners have only just now realized the scope of the sanction consequences at the strategic level and the assassinations are their attempt to buy time in the short to term to derail the turn eastward and long term (50 years and beyond) begin the shaping of a Russia still responsive to western influence. In the long term plan, the Russian ‘audience’ in play to make west-friendly is anyone under 25 years old and business/civilservants starting their careers. That makes anyone who challenges western civilization and has influence inside Russia with that sections of the public as an ‘enemy combatant’ in the eyes of the West. Note that Darya Dugina was reported to be age 29 and potentialy influential with both audiences. Kinetic cancelling is being used because the less brutal means of cancelling in the West won’t work inside Russia from the outside. I’m very surprised they’re going after the philosophers and journalists. Always thought it would be the STEM people labeled as enemy combatants and put on the misfortune list (ask Iranian nuclear student/scientists – RIP – their opinion on the matter).
It’s a pity about Alexander Dugin’s daughter as of the guests (iirc) on RT news mentioned that Dugina had almost finished a manuscript. Perhaps someone will take up the project and finished it when the time is right.
The only thing certain in life is death from evil US imperialism and taxes to help fund it.
we are beyond taxes. they spend as if the US is still the world reserve currency, but even they know the end is near. That is why they fight like a trapped animal. anything and everything is on the table for attack and destruction
Dugin was an easy target. Known enough to be relevant but not enough to be protected. Cowardice.
In the thousands upon thousands of words I’ve read on globalism (the domination by 1 country of all other countries) & globalization (trade amongst nations for mutual benefit), Ive never seen it stated so succinctly than Dugin in his essay:
“The fact is that Russia is directly opposed to globalism, the “liberal totalitarianism” … and this is an ideology … The fact is that globalism, … insists on the complete unification of humanity under the leadership of a World Government with the universal spread of liberal democracy, ideologies and systems of rules and norms based on them – including gender politics, LGBT+, extreme individualism and transhumanism.”
“The end of history is the victory of liberalism and the West on a global scale, which implies the abolition of any ideological, geopolitical, economic and socio-cultural alternatives.”
Thankyou so much Pepe for the reference: SVO: Battle for the “end of history”!
With the collapse of the USSR in 1991 when US/NATO declared victory and walked off the field, I always thought it was way too premature for Fukuyama to publish his overly optimistic, if not, ridiculous book The End of History
By the way, I’ve never heard a good argument as to why the 207 nations of the world should be dominated by just one nation.
@ Uncle Davy
No, I’d have to disagree with “ideologies and systems of rules and norms based on them – including gender politics, LGBT+, extreme individualism and transhumanism.”
These are all a new phenomena. When globalism was first introduced to the world none of this was even on the radar. Mostly, it revolved around preventing another world war because if that came into being it would be nuclear. Again here are some important quotes from the very people involved:
“The only escape from total destruction of civilization will be a world government, or we will perish in a war of the atom.”1
“In the field of atomic energy, there must be set up a world power.”2
—Robert J. Oppenheimer
“World government has become inevitable.”3
—Arthur Compton Cantelon
“One world Government is in the making. whether we like it or not, we are moving toward a one-world government.”4
—Dr. Ralph Barton Perry of Harvard
“Either we will find a way to establish world government, or we will perish in a war of the atom.”5
—Raymond Swing to Albert Einstein
“The secret of the bomb should be committed to a world government, and the USA should immediately announce its readiness to give it to a world government.”6
“Sovereignty must go, that means also the interests which sovereignty protects must be recognized as outmoded in character and dangerous in operation.”7
—Professor Laski of Oxford
“We shall have a world government whether or not we like it. The only question is, whether world government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”8
—James Warburg, February 17, 1950 before the U.S. Senate
“It is necessary to discover a head capable of directing it, endowed with an intelligence surpassing the most elevated human level.”9
“Let that man be a military man or a layman, it matters not.”10
—Paul Henry Spaak, first president of the Council of Europe, planner of the European Common Market, president of the United Nations General Assembly, and one-time Secretary-General of NATO
“Strong, one-man civilian control of America’s giant military establishment is vital to the nation’s wellbeing. The concentration of authority is inevitable.”11
—Roswell Gilpatrick, Deputy Secretary of Defence
the real problem that these men ran into was the problem of authority? Who exactly was to step forward and fill the role of a Pope lets say? Can you imagine “endowed with an intelligence surpassing the most elevated human leveI.” they want someone with the power of a god almost to unite humanity!!! Isn’t this what the Rabbi’s are looking for and want and expecting? Messianism! It’s not about one nation dominating all of the others though what i find very peculiar about a one world government is where and how exactly, do Monarchies fit into it? Europe i believe has ten monarchies? Are they to just go the way of the dodo bird? disappear altogether? And if there is one nation that is to dominate over every other well guess what or who rather wants and desires / expects that? Jerusalem yes? That’s the end of history!!! Yeah, international bankers! Look up Carrol Qigley!
No; “globalism” – which is merely a euphemism for Satanism – has always been a bait-and-switch scam run by demon-possessed liars, murderers and con men. What the Satanists promise or imply, and what they actually deliver, are two different things entirely.
Psychopaths and sadists only want to hurt, they do not care a lot about whose blood is spilled.
Why fight Ukrainian ISIS ? Reprogram them against their creators …
“Moscow is not at war with the Kiev puppets, essentially – but with NATO.”
Russia is at war with the Zio Banksters. That’s the top decision center. NATO is just a tool they use. If you want to strike terror into the head of the tapeworm then those targets need to start having accidents, hit the top kings of chaos, and their most highly placed captains.
The provocation of the the murder of Darya Dugin is clear. But,………….
Does the West seek nuclear annihilation? Does the West believe in its current state it can defeat Russia in a conventional manner? Will a victorious yet depleted West be able to stand up to a unscathed China? Only fools would answer in the affirmative to the previous suppositions.
But who then drives this ship in the direction of a REAL holocaust? Who seeks carnage and destruction as a positive outcome?
Does a third party seek the internecine conflict. Is there a group that seeks conflagration when the primary victims are Christians of Eastern and Western varieties. Is this a repeat of previous historical events. Is our anger and rage the fuel needed to initiate the proposed calamity?
Some people play both sides of the street. Some people are the fifth column on both sides. Who is insane enough to push the world to the edge, over and over again.
Some commentators have already concluded who is the source of trouble.
Should we be surprised by the results of this unmasking?
Not really, timed cameras are everywhere and rather clear to bone plate with their photos, so any tom dick or harry can piece together a crime scene today.
But to place a car bomb in another country to a random targeted car in hours, takes a brave, motivated, and not afraid to die, mother daughter duo, in addition to a lot of help planning the said event.
“Moscow can decapitate the Kiev racket with a few hypersonic business cards. Yet that’s too easy; afterwards, who to negotiate the future of rump Ukraine with?”
This statement keeps coming up in various writings. If the Ukie leadership was cancelled, who would Russia negotiate with? Such aq statement has one glaring deficiency – does the Ukie government have negotiating power to begin with? The answer is simple – whatever puppet the West decided to put in front of them would do the negotiating – you can find such people just about anywhere in Ukraine – bars, nightclubs, movie actors….comedians….it is not really difficult.
If what you say is true, there is no good reason to eliminate the present ukronazi leadership. They will all be the same (this is actually said my Karl Marx two centuries ago).
Russia is doing a good job denazifying Ukraine, and this by itself will make Ukrainian people recognize the need to replace their ‘leaders’ and negotiate with Russia.
I wonder… what would be the nuts in charge of our Western Nations do if Russia were to drop a few souvenirs on the EU parliament building in Brussels during the middle of the night?
Then tell the morons to STOP IT NOW.
You’d think the people would all be happy about that.
Please, Russia, “not a single step back”, the West is at war with you via proxies, since ever. They will try everything & anything to make you react. For humanity´s sake, pulverize the City of London, the nest from which all evils germinate for the last two hundred years. And immediately the whole world will become aware of the unexisting potential reaction of the West. The latter will understand “you mean business”: you will cut short our world´s sufferings & bring back sanity to human dealings.
I really cannot understand how Russia takes time to size up a ‘suitable’ response… which is why I would never meet the acceptance criteria to become a fully fledged FSB agent… Rounding up the alleged perpetrator(s) isn’t enough in my opinion.
If Maria Zakharova is hinting that SBU is resorting to applying NATO inspired terrorism, then the only satisfactory response IMHO would be to bomb SBU headquarters… after Russia’s double agents have evacuated the said building.
Cooler heads would obviously point out to me that not everybody who works for the SBU is a terrorist. I get that. But a response to decision making centers would really make those responsible think again should they continue to sponsor terrorism.
I said that should have happened months ago,its infested with CIA terrorists,they probably planned the Moscow attack.
Has to be an inside connection from Russia. A fifth column in activity certainly. Time to change strategies.
As Saker said in not so many words, this attack like all terrorism is primarily PR.
The Russian public’s job is to maintain its resolve, that’s all. Not to dwell on the matter and speculate. Speculation goes hand in hand with fear and uncertainty, which makes terrorism successful.
The government’s job is to continue working at and improving security. This is work. It is complicated, strategic, difficult, slow, and has its successes and failures. Sometimes the optimal response to terrorism at a given point in time is only improving security esp. using information gained from the incidents. It may be best to live with some acceptable level of risk until other variables change. Needless to say, the Russian security apparatus knows what it’s doing and they should be allowed to do their job without undue, underline undue, pressure.
Why didn’t Russia send fully trained specialists into Ukraine? The war would already be over.
It.appears at least part of Russia’s response is that the Duma followed by the Executuve branch of government is about to declare Ukraine a terrorist state.
That means that all of the leadership of Ukriane, up to now protected, become fair game. It means that any nation supporting the Ukrainian state also becomes a terrorist state. For instance Germany who up to now have continued to get at least some Russian gas, could be denied any gas as long as they support Ukraine. Ditto the US and Britain.
That would be an interesting development.
I have a feeling that with Darya Dugina’s murder we reached an inflection point. Decisions will be made and new directions taken. It is like a marker for the passing of the old world. Things will be seen and felt to be different from this point on. This disgusting act and many other pathetically spiteful European actions show how abysmally low the Western world has sunk. It fails to understand how each of these actions states loud and clear to the rest of the world that the Wests days of hegemony are definitely over and that Russia brought the gun to this knife fight.
I live in Western Europe but I am grateful to Russia for taking on the NWO cabal. They are doing gods work.