“What is this?”
“This is no fish, neither meat, but Uncle Taras’ zalupa.”
An insulting Ukrainian saying.
The first time I heard the word “chalupa” I was standing with my back to the wall of a school hallway, surrounded by a group of students. One of them called me “moscal’ and offered me to “try his chalupa” after that they all laughed in anticipation. I had just arrived from Moscow and didn’t understand a word they were saying, but their actions spoke louder than words.
I got enrolled into a high school in Kiev, where my dad was deployed. My family moved around a lot, and I was used to attending a new school every couple of years, so this wasn’t a big deal. What I didn’t count on were the cultural differences between Moscow and Kiev.
I was what we called back then a “botanist”; now the word for people like me is “geek.” Nevertheless, I was a trained athlete and volunteered as a stable hand for the local racetrack; in exchange they trusted me with training their horses. I knew how to handle large animals. Having no time for linguistic enquires, I just hit the guy square in his face. They all turned out to be cowards and ran as soon as fists started to fly.
This nagging feeling that something needed to be done with me didn’t disappear however, and a couple of months later they got their revenge. Our class was walking down to a school basement for a shooting test when someone pushed me from behind.
Accompanied by healthy laughter, I fell down the steps hands first and sliced my palms opened with some chards of glass that were scattered on the floor. When a couple of minutes later I showed up for class clenching a blood soaked handkerchief, our Basics of Military preparation (NVP) teacher, a retired military officer, screamed at me calling me an idiot and said that I would either shoot for a grade or fail this test, because he wasn’t about to set up a shooting test for me alone.
I took a beaten up AK-47 with ten bullets from him, and looked back at the group of my classmates. I couldn’t tell who exactly pushed me; the basement was dimly lit with the exception of targets on the wall. I laid down on my stomach, steadied elbows, aimed and fired.
After a cloud of dust and gunpowder had settled, our teacher, an old, skinny man with a turkey neck, told me to put the automat down. “If you shoot me while I am checking your score, consider yourself dead.”
“Don’t worry,” I said. “I am not going to shoot you.’
When he came back, he confirmed that I had hit 99 out of 100. The best score in class. He was curious where I learned to shoot like this, and I explained that my dad had a personal gun and let me practice sometime shooting targets in the woods.
Remarkably, no one tried to challenge me afterwards. A thick rope-like scar still runs across my palm as a reminder of what in any Western democratic country could turn into a mass school shooting.
The next time I came across the word “chalupa” was in the spring of 2014 when after a February “victory of democratic Maidan” but before 400 people were burned alive in Odessa on May 2; a massive influx of cloned insulting images of president Putin flooded the twitter and Facebook.
It was hailed by the likes of CNN as an “expression of democratic outrage with Russia’s aggression.” I researched to see who was behind this and found that this massive bot-attack was organized by a brand new organization based in the US called “Digital Maidan.”
The organization was financed by the Khodorkovky-Soros “Open Russia Foundation” among others and ran by a woman named Andrea Chalupa.
Further research revealed that Andrea Chalupa and her two siblings are actively involved with other sources of digital terrorism, disinformation and spamming, like TrolleyBust com, stopfake org, and informnapalm. Ms. Chalupa kept cooperating with the Khodorovky owned magazine “The Interpreter.” Now, it’s a part of RFE/RL run by the government funded Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) whose director, Dr. Leon Aron also a director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
According to research of leaked John Podesta emails done by The Daily Caller, “Arthur Brooks, president of the conservative nonprofit American Enterprise Institute, helped billionaire Clinton donor Lynn Forester de Rothschild secure the support of Republicans for Hillary Clinton.”
Back to our Chalupa… She acted as a moderator for a discussion panel on March 11, 2015 at the Ukrainian Museum in New York City in a “panel of experts” discussing the conflict in Ukraine “in the larger context of United States foreign policy.” The panel included Mouaz Moustafa, featured in the “Red Lines,” named “the award-winning documentary about Syrian activists lobbying Washington and fighting for democracy,” and Michael Weiss, then an editor of “The Interpreter” and now a Senior Editor at The Daily Beast. This crowd shared their insights into “President Obama’s foreign policy.” Let’s not forget that John Schindler also named as a contributor for the Daily Beast.
This historical meeting of liberal and neo-fascists minds was reported to us by Damian Kolodiy a producer for Hromadske International, a TV station organized in 2013. It’s said on their Wikipedia page that is it to be funded by the former owner of the Privat Bank, Israeli billionaire Igor Kolomoisky. He is also known for finding Nazi punitive armed formation “Azov” what deploys mercenaries from around the world to specifically carry on a war in Donbass and to terrorize the civilian population of the rest of Ukraine.
“Chalupa” as a last name most likely came from Poland and means ХАЛУПА, which in turn came from Persian kulba, and means a rundown shack in the Southern and Western parts of Russia.
It also can be traced to a Southern Russian dialect usage of a word “chalupa” or “zalupa” as a slang for foreskin, according to the Big Dictionary of Russian language. Also it used to address something incomprehensible and stupid.
As a verb is used to address something that is peeling like paint, flaking and rolling up. Also something that is an annoying waste of time and efforts.
Also, weirdly enough, “ЗАЛ-УПА” Zal UPA means a hall of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. This pun is often used for anecdotes and insults of the Ukrainian fascists being nothing more than an abovementioned part of male anatomy.
This brief linguistic research shows that ‘chalupa’ is not a misnomer in the case of Ms. Chalupa.
At the time I knew nothing about the Chalupa siblings and their active role in what is now shaping up to be a large scale anti-Trump conspiracy among the USA foreign policy makers organized by pro-Ukrainian activists.
To see the true extent of the presence of the Ukrainian ultra-Nazi ideology in directing the USA foreign policies see George Ellison’s articles published by the Saker:
About the UPA and the OUNb followers in the US politics
- Ukrainian Myths and Ukrainian Lies
- Will Stepan Bandera III Allow Kiev to Destroy the Bandera Legacy?
- Inside The Secret Super Majority that Decide Election 2016 & War with Russia
- Emigre Super Bloc – Clinton’s Jihadis | Will the Super Delegates Vote YES to More Terrorism?
- Ukraine was Right! Why Russia is the Biggest Threat in the World!
Recently, Andrea Chalupa, who is herself of Ukrainian origin, and acts in the capacity of an unpaid unregistered foreign agent/lobbyist for the Ukrainian Embassy, came back into political spotlight echoing John Schindler’s accusations that Flynn and his son of being paid Russian intelligence service assets. I often wonder about the sources of income of those journalists who have very large social media presences, but write very little or nothing at all.
John Schindler is one of them. After his very public resignation from the USNWC in August 2014, due to alleged sexual improprieties, he keeps his current place of employment in secret.
This however doesn’t prevent John Schindler from having to frequently accuse a retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn of being a Russian intelligence asset due to his accepting some modest payment to attend RT’s gala banquet in Moscow, where he spoke briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Flynn has denied accepting any payment directly from RT, but says he was paid by his speakers bureau LAI for the trip to interview with Sophie Shevardnadze, granddaughter of the last Soviet Foreign Minister and first President of an independent Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze.
As reported elsewhere, Schindler and Chalupa’s ‘Flynn’s a traitor’ allegations have been magnified in recent days by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius ‘reporting’ that Flynn telephoned the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on the day Obama announced the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats or officers with diplomatic cover. The Trump camp in turn denies that Flynn discussed anything sensitive with Kiselyak beyond condolences over the crash of the TU-154 carrying the Alexandrov Ensemble in the Black Sea on (western calendar) Christmas Day, as well as preliminary planning for the first meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sometime in 2017.
On January 13th, the plot thickened with the claims of Scott Dworkin, a Senior Advisor-Democratic Coalition and self-proclaimed “#TrumpLeaks creator,” that they reported Flynn to the National Security Agency for breaking the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) on 11/18. the FARA Act requires a foreign agent or a lobbyist to register within 10 days of agreeing to become and agent.
Now, this report and the nature of the attacks on Flynn raises the whole slew of questions about the nature of activities of John Schindler, Dmitri Alperovitch, Andrea Chalupa, her siblings, and many others. These people run around like chickens with their heads cut off between the Ukrainian Embassy, the Ukrainian culture centers in New York and Washington, and the Senate and other places populated with the US policy makers, every one of them is acting as unregistered paid or unpaid foreign agent.
Not that their frantic activities ever bring positive results. As someone pointed out recently, as an example of their disastrous involvement in the US foreign policy making, Ms. Chalupa, who met Schindler at the 2015 Lithuanian Embassy event she was the subject of a recent Politico piece about the Ukrainian Embassy lamenting that their partisanship for Hillary and Ukrainian officials insults of the future president elect Donald Trump may have frozen them out of the new Administration.
With a caution that “if it’s Ukrainians – more than Russians – who are interfering with our country, we have a right to know” George Ellison recently published a comprehensive research on the Chalupas and Dmitri Alperovitch, titled “Why Crowdstrike’s Russian Hacking Story Fell Apart- Say Hello to Fancy Bear.”
Reiterating some Elison’s questions, “Ukraine has been screaming for the US to start a war with Russia for the past 2 1/2 years. Is Ukrainian Intelligence trying to invent a reason for the US to take a hard-line stance against Russia? Can you mislead the federal government about national security issues and not get investigated yourself?”
At this point any of us have little doubt that activities of the Chalupas, John Schindler, Dmitri Alperovitch and others amount to what “might be a criminal conspiracy.”
I would add that this anti USA Constitution criminal conspiracy to topple the recently elected president is being openly conducted with the participation of the foreign intelligence services.
Estonian foreign intelligence in the spotlight now, claiming that they have many “goods” on Trump
At first they claimed that Trump’s lawyer had met Russians in Estonia. They immediately retracted this statement and started claiming that the meeting took place in Prague, and that Estonian intelligence was involved in organizing it. Pure fiction.
A Russian economist and blogger who writes about the Baltic republics wrote several articles about possible political provocation in Latvia that might take place on January 13th, 2017. (In Russian here) and (Here)
Today, on January 15th, it looks like the provocation against Russian that was supposed to take part on the territory of the Baltic republics took the form of “fake news.”
Along with the Estonians, there is a massive influx of so-called foreign intelligence agencies claiming to have the “goods” on Trump. Eric Garland, of a twitter fame, the same who on Dec. 11, “fueled by prescription amphetamines and craft beer, Eric Garland disgorged a sprawling 127-tweet thread explaining to America and the world exactly what was going on, how Russia put Trump in power, and what they could do about it.”
A new Eric Garland’s tweet goes as following; “While Trump screams about *a* dossier, intel agencies around the world are sharing *many* dossiers about his dirt. Link to Buzzfeed article
I got very interested and started looking…. I found the Israeli secret service statements (on Twitter of course, where else) that Trump’s lawyer Micheal Cohen is an Israeli citizen, and that he used his Israeli passport while traveling to meet with Konstantin Kosachev in Prague. So what? Who doesn’t have a Israeli citizenship? At the very least, the whole thing could be a set up from last year that they did in case of Trump’s victory and now decided to use. Anyway, how many people named Micheal Cohen live in Israel?
Another important issue, that the Israeli and Estonian fakers missed is the visa requirements and sanctions. There is no visa requirements for the citizens of Israel entering the Czech Republic, but a Russian citizen would need a visa. Granted that Russian senator Konstantin Kosachev has been on different sanction lists for a while now, and that the Czech Republic has joined the EU sanctions against Russia back in summer 2014, there is serious doubts that they would let him into the country.
They both deny ever meeting in Prague.
What pushed the Estonian foreign intelligence in the spotlight, was an article in Postimees, an Estonian tabloid. An article written so badly, it might had more than three authors.
The whole thing sounds like an attempt to sell their own inept intelligence services, since they lost income from Russian market closures and loss of transfer of goods via railroads and ports. You asked what makes the Estonian secret service so powerful, since no one knew of their existence a day before? Their agents speak “brilliant Russian language”? This and five cents will get them a seat on a bus.
Furthermore, Postimees.is known to publish fakes for their American masters.
For example, in May 2016 they published a disgraced US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul’s article that stated that “the leaders of the West declared war” against Russia. The article was published in the Estonian language, and by an Estonian newspaper and basically went unnoticed by general public, and it was done so by design.
Michael McFaul: There was never promised to Russians not to allowed NATO to extend into the Eastern Europe
Incredibly, Mcfaul said that it’s Russia’s fault that NATO is expanding into Eastern Europe and accumulating on the Russia’s borders.
“Russia’s behavior is from 2014. the year has been extremely unpredictable and aggressive. Basically, is this why the leaders of the West – fortunately, only in words – declared a war. Whether the American response to an increased Russian threat to the East Europe has been sufficient?” M. McFaul [my translation]
Granting that NATO was expending for the past 25 years, was it done in anticipation of “2014”? Did NATO knew that this day would come? Is it because they planned a putsch in Ukraine years in advance?
I wrote about this, and it went unnoticed before my old pal tweeted the link to McFaul.
McFaul tweeted to his followers and denied that he ever declared war, he even wrote that it would be illegal from the international law point of view. He also called me a liar.
I tweeted to him all the screenshot I took of the article and translation.
Being a liberal he never responded to me, but the arvamus.postimees.ee had removed the statement about the declaration of war, also it still can be seen via the internet archive.
To summarize, this is an anti-USA Constitution criminal conspiracy against the recently elected president. It’s being openly conducted with the participation of the foreign intelligence services.
However, fear not, friends, here comes good news. People who try to topple the US government are the same who organized their putsch in Ukraine, and who tried to topple the government in Russia in 2011, and likely in Turkey in 2016. All the usual suspects. Same ugly old faces.
P.S. One day, when we overcome the global parasite, we will start working for our families and our countries, and stop paying up with our blood and treasure to the handful of bloodsuckers. This glorious day will come, and we will think of each other and our past battles and sacrifices, and we will sing this old wartime tune:
“Let’s share a smoke, comrade. Let’s have one last smoke together. One day we will remember our infantry troops, and our battalion that became a family. Once again, Odessa will meet us as owners, and stars over the Black Sea will shine for us, for beautiful Kapotnya and heroic Nicolaev… time will come and we will remember these days again.”
Or this one
“The end of the era is here, it’s time to attack”
Chalupa could also be a Czech or Slovak name. In Czech, chalupa means ‘summer house or cottage’.
“Chalupa” is also a Mexican dish. Resembles a taco.
In Polish a “chałupa” also means a house – usually with some rural connotations – serfs used to live in “chalupas”. Now it’s often used in spoken informal Polish for a house. There’s also a famous nudist beach by that name.
Similar to carnitas. It’s delicious, I often cook this with many variations. Perhaps the orcs Scott mentioned were confused about what language the nice israeloamericans wanted them to use. The things are not known for being very bright. ;D
BTW, Scott, the attacks on Russia by the zionazis dwarf those they unleash on trump. The zionazi vs Russia angle “trumps” the zionazi vs trump angle, the latter still being a very debatable reality, given trump’s pro-israeli stance.
The problem is israel and zionism, foremost. Then fascism, or the standard hierarchical right wintery that produces “new world orders”, oligarchies and corporate power, along with cultural/racial/religious intolerance, bigotry, exploitation, crime, poverty, the works, and, of course butt rape, all those things the fascist right holds dear. Just letting you know… ;D
Just heard Schindler on ABC radio -audio can be heard here:
Trump presidency could have intelligence consequences for Australia, former spy warns
After warnings from the outgoing CIA director John Brennan to be cautious in relaxing sanctions against Russia and aware of the effects of his statements, the plausibility of US president-elect Donald Trump is again under the spotlight. A former counterintelligence officer with the National Security Agency, John Schindler, says he’s never seen a president go against the US intelligence community, so openly, and that Trump’s presidency could have unforeseen intelligence implications for Australia.
For those having trouble with audio… here is the transcript of Schindlers BS…
EMILY BOURKE: The director of the CIA, John Brennan, has publicly cautioned Mr Trump against loosening sanctions on Russia, and warned him to be careful about what he says on intelligence agencies.
A former National Security Agency counterintelligence officer with the national security agency, John Schindler, says he’s never seen a president go against the US intelligence community so openly.
Mr Schindler is now a columnist for the New York Observer, and spoke to me a short time ago.
JOHN SCHINDLER: It’s pretty awful and it’s utterly unprecedented.
And I think a lot of Americans don’t quite know what to make of all this, given that we’re getting allegations – some credible, some it’s difficult to tell – that Donald Trump has secret ties to the Kremlin, to Russian intelligence, and the Russians may have enabled his election or at least assisted in his election.
It’s all pretty shocking stuff. As a former intelligence professional, I’m better equipped than most Americans to make sense of it, I suppose. But even I’m pretty shocked by all this.
This is uncharted water we’re in.
EMILY BOURKE: Well, how do you rate the veracity of the various claims? And how do you, I guess, assess the evidence underpinning the claims?
JOHN SCHINDLER: Well, that’s a very complex question that needs some unpacking, if I can take a minute here.
First of all, a week ago and a couple of days, the US intelligence community released an unclassified version of their findings about Russian meddling in our election.
And although what they showed the public was rather vague, the conclusions were quite strong: namely, that the intelligence community, based on multiple-source information, believes that Russian hackers stole emails belonging to prominent Democrats, then weaponised them through WikiLeaks, which has been a front for Russian intelligence for years, to hurt Hillary Clinton and to help Donald Trump.
I think those findings are pretty solid.
We also have the dodgy dossier which was leaked by BuzzFeed a few days ago, which was compiled by a former SIS – that is, MI6 – British intelligence officer with long experience in matters of Russia.
And that report is much more controversial. My spy background tells me that it’s a strange mixture of truth and fiction, as well as possibly disinformation, but from the Russians themselves. And I don’t give it a lot of credence or credibility.
But I think when put together with other information, it paints an indelible portrait of Donald Trump as someone who has ties to the Russian regime that are, at the least, extremely unusual and difficult to understand. At worst, they are tantamount to espionage and criminal.
EMILY BOURKE: Is it enough, then, for Donald Trump to simply dismiss the entire bag of allegations as untrue, as fake news? Does he not need to front the substantive allegation that his representatives had secret meetings with Russian Government representatives to coordinate secret anti-Hillary activities?
JOHN SCHINDLER: I think anyone in his position would be well advised to get out in front of this and start talking some truth.
Unfortunately, Trump is unlikely to do that because the normal political laws, such as they are in America, have never applied to him since he jumped in the presidential race in mid-2015 and no-one took him seriously – they thought it was a joke. He has insulted people; he has insulted huge swathes of the American public. That would be fatal to anyone else’s political career, but Trump keeps going on.
So yes, I think in a sane world President-to-be Trump, less than a week away from his inauguration now, should be out there explaining to the American public what is really going on. We deserve that answer. But I’m not optimistic Trump’s going to do that. Denying and frankly lying through his teeth about any number of issues has gotten him elected to the presidency, so who knows?
EMILY BOURKE: How would you describe the optics of these rolling clashes between Donald Trump and the US intelligence community?
JOHN SCHINDLER: Well, obviously, I came out of the intelligence community, so I’m not going to pretend to be impartial here. But the optics are highly troubling.
Now, he isn’t the first president to not much like the intelligence community – although his degree of venom about it is unprecedented.
The only president who entered the presidency, moved into the White House deeply biased against the intelligence community like this was Richard Nixon – and we all know how he worked out. His war with the spies wound up with spies leaking things on him, which ultimately forced him out of the presidency.
And Trump is a good deal more bitter about this than even president Nixon was at the beginning of his presidency. This is a man who has mocked the intelligence services, put ‘intelligence’ in quotes repeatedly. Most infamously, on Twitter the other day he compared them to Nazi Germany.
EMILY BOURKE: What would be the mood inside the intelligence agencies now, looking down the barrel of four years under a Trump administration: an antagonistic administration?
JOHN SCHINDLER: Look, the intelligence services are already deeply worried about what Trump is going to do: that he’s going to fire people and put in his own political cronies who don’t necessarily know what they’re doing but are loyal to Trump.
I think a lot of my friends who are still in the intelligence community are polishing resumes. Those who have options are planning to leave or take early retirement, whatever they can do, because it’s just not going to be worth working there anymore.
Why should you work for an administration that doesn’t believe what you say and despises you and compares you to Nazis?
EMILY BOURKE: What will that mean for, I guess, how robust the intelligence agencies will be? If there’s a huge departure of old heads, you can’t put old heads on young shoulders?
JOHN SCHINDLER: That’s right. And this has real impact on Australia, too, I’m sad to say. And I would tell Australians that, you know, they should be having doubts about Trump.
We’ve already seen that it was reported in the Times of London today that British security agencies are asking for assurances that Trump, given his Russian ties, won’t blow British operatives inside Russia – a shocking thing to have to contemplate.
We know, based on other reports, that US intelligence officials have reached out to close allies and said, “Don’t tell the new White House things that might be passed on to the Russians.” This is an alarming situation.
If you know your history, at the dawn of the Cold War, the US government had some reservations about including Australia in a lot of intelligence secrets because of the extent of Communist penetration of the Australian government. And we held the Australians at arm’s length for a couple of years until the Reds were cleaned out.
Now, the shoe is on the other foot, frankly. And the Australians might have to ask how much secrets they want to share with this White House coming in, because the secrets might be going straight to Moscow – and from there, God knows to whom.
EMILY BOURKE: How does it resolve itself?
JOHN SCHINDLER: Well, I’m one of the people who thinks that Trump, if he continues this, as well as other behaviour – for instance, he’s not really divesting himself of his businesses, which puts him again in uncharted waters as the president as well – I’m of the view that if he keeps this kind of behaviour up, he’s going to get impeached over something eventually and he’ll be thrown out of office.
I’m not saying that will happen, but I’m saying that seems likely to me. But that might be years away. It’s difficult to say.
I think we’re going to have to see how Trump actually operates in office. Is he an effective commander-in-chief? Can he be an effective commander-in-chief, having insulted our intelligence and security agencies so deeply? I don’t know. I don’t know.
As an American- for the first time in my life, these are basic questions I’ve always had answers to: that every president eventually gets with the program to one extent or the other. Is Trump capable of that?
I don’t know. I wish I did know but I don’t.
EMILY BOURKE: Does the issue of cyber hacking and the insults that have been levelled at the intelligence community – do those issues resonate with the public?
JOHN SCHINDLER: I don’t think this is a top ten issue for most of the public but I think it creates the impression that Trump is not entirely in control of himself, since he doesn’t stop tweeting these sorts of insults. Is this going to stop when he’s in the White House? I don’t know.
It’s a shocking thing if it doesn’t because he has the ability to – as we’ve already seen with China – to cause major problems in countries on the other side of the world who have nuclear weapons. So this is a scary situation. I don’t know where this is going and that is a frightening prospect given the importance of America in the world.
I think Americans understand that American power underwrites a lot of the sort of global agreements that allow free trade. I mean, you know keeping the world’s oceans safe, keeping rogue countries at bay.
So this has implications far beyond America, but the implications just for America are deeply troubling – this is someone who is picking fights with the press, who is starting to throw the media out of the White House, who seems to have very little respect for the rule of law when it gets in the way of what he wants to do.
So there are a lot of troubling questions here for me as am American, which I hope – I deeply hope Trump’s behaviour improves once he gets in the White House. There’s a lot invested in this. He’s going to be there over the next four years if he doesn’t get impeached first. So I hope he’s able to grow into the job, as we like to say.
EMILY BOURKE: That’s former National Security Agency counterintelligence officer and columnist for the New York Observer, John Schindler.
Thank you for the transcript, Babushka in Oz. That took a lot of your time, and is appreciated by at least one nearly-deaf poster (unable to hear internet videos at all) here : )
Thanks .. but can’t take credit for doing the work … transcript was on ABC website.
What a coincidence – serendipity… Scott writes about Schindler just as Schindler’s words pollute my ears.
Just over 1000 of the allotted 1080 days have been tallied so far which means there remains 2.5 months to go before the war of annihilation commences. Orantes fled to the ancient wilderness of Donetsk.
Thank you for your personal observations and the always great info on sleeze-balls cavorting around the USA and worldwide, with next to no scrutiny!
[Bullies in High Schools and Junior HS are always horrible when you’re the new face there. Still, I found your description of their behavior completely honest, which is to say, their behavior was unforgivable and repellent. May the Lord have Mercy on their souls. Still, great to hear of the redeeming shoot!]
I would like to comment on the quality of the two songs you posted. The first is charming, for obvious reasons. The second is a killer heavy metal track the likes of which the (admittedly great) Iron Maiden would kill to have written. Not totally my band’s style, but it is singable and cover-able. And in very good English!
This appreciation comes from me, the lunatic who thinks that my kick-ass band covering the Russian National Anthem (which is uniquely beautiful amongst a plethora of dull, phoned-in pseudo-whatever anthems) would be an act of goodwill… We shall see… still… the above band’s name is Sabaton? Very, very good (more a Led Zep guy than a metal guy but mein Gott, that was powerful stuff, thank you Scott! You’d have to be made of stone not to be moved by it) I’d like to get in touch with them.
(Yeah, I’m a rock guitarist with years in the trenches, so to speak, I know rock n’ roll when I hear it!)
What did you expect from mcfoul (and his ilk)? He’s a dumbf***: ‘About to call Russian president Medvedev [sic] for the 1st time.’ Don’t take notice of these below contempt idiots, he’s like something you want to scrape off your shoe, just like bremmer, jewland, biden et al.
Thank you Scott.
A couple of articles that tie in with yours.
VP elect Pence has stated today “….Gen. Michael Flynn, talked on the phone with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak on December 29, a day before Washington expelled 35 Russian diplomats and announced new sanctions against Moscow.
“Actually it was initiated when on Christmas Day, he (Flynn) had sent a text to the Russian ambassador to express not only Christmas wishes but sympathy for the loss of life in the airline crash that took place,” he said……”
Also The Duran also has an article that Ukraine meddled in the election:
They also discuss this Alexandra Chalupa……no doubt these were the “Russians”….remember Vermont…..
Biden is there now meeting with Chocie boy – clearing up before he leaves office. So what does Chocie boy do?:
“The Ukrainian president has instructed the Foreign Ministry to file a lawsuit to the UN International Court on Russia’s breaches of the Conventions on countering terrorism financing….”
And Pres elect Mr Trump calls NATO obselete. So the response
“Protests & ‘gay dance party’ planned to sabotage Trump inauguration………..”
Their world is collapsing around them.
no doubt they wont get too near the podium as there will be, i think,
400 bikers for trump keeping an eyeout for him….
I like your school story. Made me remember my own, in another country, little later in life and with 20 rounds. Like you I chose not carnage and prison, but another way. And like your choice, it was so much more satisfying.
What’s in a name?
A ‘Chalupa’ in Slavic is a ‘tumble-down shack’.
Monument honoring WWII Soviet era soldiers desecrated in Vienna, again (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
“The foreside of the Heroes’ Monument of the Red Army located at Vienna’s central Schwarzenbergplatz square was daubed with dark-red dye, the Russian Embassy in Vienna said in a statement, while condemning the incident.
On February 23, 2015, it was defaced with black dye and, on May 8, 2014, it was vandalized with blue and yellow dye, resembling the colors of the Ukrainian national flag.
The Heroes’ Monument of the Red Army in Vienna was erected in August 1945 to commemorate the 17,000 Soviet soldiers who were killed in the Battle for Vienna between March and April 1945 during WWII.”
I cannot read John Schindler’s claims on Russia. He is just so paranoid and full of propaganda that my mind turns off.
However, what he was great at was exposing the Bosnian Muslim government, Alija Izetbegovic and his party, and its politics and atrocities against Serbs and international staff (UN, reporters humanitarian workers, etc.) during the war. It is there, and perhaps on there, that he goes against U.S. propaganda and writes the truth.
But he doesn’t do the same against Croatia, so I wonder if he is Catholic or pro-Catholic.
He wrote a good book on BiH called “Holy Terror” – or something like that.
I think an apology to mr. McFaul is in order as your translation is plain wrong:) First of all – these sentences are from the question of the reporter and not mr. McFaul’s response. Secondly, the sentence in question is: “In principle, the leaders of Russia – fortunately, only in words – have declared a war against the West”.
Putin Warns Of “Maidan-Style” Attempt To Delegitimize Trump; Calls Trump Dossier Creators “Worse Than Prostitutes”
Warning that a “soft coup” is being waged against Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he sees attempts in the United States to “delegitimize” US President-elect Donald Trump using “Maidan-style” methods previously used in Ukraine, whle calling those who ordered the compromising Trump dossier “worse than prostitutes.”