by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted
After careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.
But it’s our fate / To have no place to rest, / As suffering mortals / Blindly fall and vanish / From one hour / To the next, / Like water falling / From cliff to cliff, downward / For years to uncertainty.
Holderlin, Hyperion’s Fate Song
Operation Z is the first salvo of a titanic struggle: three decades after the fall of the USSR, and 77 years after the end of WWII, after careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”. No wonder the Empire of Lies has gone completely berserk, obsessed in completely expelling Russia from the West-centric system.
The U.S. and its NATO puppies cannot possibly come to grips with their perplexity when faced with a staggering loss: no more entitlement allowing exclusive geopolitical use of force to perpetuate “our values”. No more Full Spectrum Dominance.
The micro-picture is also clear. The U.S. Deep State is milking to Kingdom Come its planned Ukraine gambit to cloak a strategic attack on Russia. The “secret” was to force Moscow into an intra-Slav war in Ukraine to break Nord Stream 2 – and thus German reliance on Russian natural resources. That ends – at least for the foreseeable future – the prospect of a Bismarckian Russo-German connection that would ultimately cause the U.S. to lose control of the Eurasian landmass from the English Channel to the Pacific to an emerging China-Russia-Germany pact.
The American strategic gambit, so far, has worked wonders. But the battle is far from over. Psycho neo-con/neoliberalcon silos inside the Deep State consider Russia such a serious threat to the “rules-based international order” that they are ready to risk if not incur a “limited” nuclear war out of their gambit. What’s at stake is nothing less than the loss of Ruling the World by the Anglo-Saxons.
Mastering the Five Seas
Russia, based on purchasing power parity (PPP), is the 6th economy in the world, right behind Germany and ahead of both the UK and France. Its “hard” economy is similar to the U.S. Steel production may be about the same, but intellectual capacity is vastly superior. Russia has roughly the same number of engineers as the U.S., but they are much better educated.
The Mossad attributes Israel’s economic miracle in creating an equivalent of Silicon Valley to a base of a million Russian immigrants. This Israeli Silicon Valley happens to be a key asset of the American MICIMATT (military-industrial-congressional-intelligence-media-academia-think tank complex), as indelibly named by Ray McGovern.
NATOstan media hysterically barking that Russia’s GDP is the size of Texas is nonsense. PPP is what really counts; that and Russia’s superior engineers is why their hypersonic weapons are at least two or three generations ahead of the U.S. Just ask the indispensable Andrei Martyanov.
The Empire of Lies has no defensive missiles worthy of the name, and no equivalents to Mr. Zircon and Mr. Sarmat. The NATOstan sphere simply cannot win a war, any war against Russia for this reason alone.
The deafening NATOstan “narrative” that Ukraine is defeating Russia does not even qualify as an innocuous joke (compare it with Russia’s “Reach Out and Touch Someone” strategy). The corrupt system of SBU fanatics intermingled with UkroNazi factions is kaput. The Pentagon knows it. The CIA cannot possibly admit it. What the Empire of Lies has sort of won, so far, is a media “victory” for the UkroNazis, not a military victory.
Gen Aleksandr Dvornikov, of Syria fame, has a clear mandate: to conquer the whole of Donbass, totally free up Crimea and prepare the advance towards Odessa and Transnistria while reducing a rump Ukraine to the status of failed state without any access to the sea.
The Sea of Azov – linked to the Caspian by the Don-Volga canal – is already a Russian lake. And the Black Sea is next, the key connection between the Heartland and the Mediterranean. The Five Seas system – Black, Azov, Caspian, Baltic, White – enshrines Russia as a de facto continental naval power. Who needs warm waters?
Moving “at the speed of war”
The pain dial, from now on, will go up non-stop. Reality – as in facts on the ground – will soon become apparent even to the NATOstan-wide LugenPresse.
The woke Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Mark Milley, expects Operation Z to last years. That’s nonsense. The Russian Armed Forces may afford to be quite methodical and take all the time needed to properly demilitarize Ukraine. The collective West for its part is pressed for time – because the blowback from the real economy is already on and bound to become vicious.
Defense Minister Shoigu has made it quite clear: any NATO vehicles bringing weapons to Kiev will be destroyed as “legitimate military targets”.
A report by the scientific service of the Bundestag established that training of Ukrainian soldiers on German soil may amount, under international law, to participation in war. And that gets even trickier when coupled with NATO weapons deliveries: “Only if, in addition to the supply of weapons, the instruction of the conflict party or training in such weapons were also an issue would one leave the secure area of non-warfare.”
Now at least it’s irretrievably clear how the Empire of Lies “moves at the speed of war” – as described in public by weapons peddler turned Pentagon head, Lloyd “Raytheon” Austin. In Pentagonese, that was explained by the proverbial “official” as “a combination of a call center, a watch floor, meeting rooms. They execute a battle rhythm to support decision-makers.”
The Pentagonese “battle rhythm” offered to a supposedly “credible, resilient and combat-capable Ukraine military” is fed by a EUCom system that essentially moves weapons orders from Pentagon warehouses in the U.S. to branches of the Empire of Bases in Europe and then to the NATO eastern front in Poland, where they are trucked across Ukraine just in time to be duly incinerated by Russian precision strikes: the wealth of options include supersonic P-800 Onyx missiles, two types of Iskander, and Mr. Khinzal launched from Mig-31Ks.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stressed Moscow is perfectly aware the U.S., NATO and UK are transferring not only weapons but also loads of intel. In parallel, the collective West turns everything upside down 24/7 shaping a new environment totally geared against Russia, not caring for even a semblance of partnership in any area. The collective West does not even consider the possibility of dialogue with Russia.
Hence talking to Putin is “a waste of time” unless a “Russian defeat” in Ukraine (echoing strident Kiev P.R.) would make him “more realistic”. For all his faults, Le Petit Roi Macron/McKinsey has been an exception, on the phone with Putin earlier this week.
The neo-Orwellian Hitlerization of Putin reduces him, even among the so-called Euro-intelligentzia, to the status of dictator of a nation chloroformed into its 19th century nationalism. Forget about any semblance of historical/political/cultural analysis. Putin is a late Augustus, dressing up his Imperium as a Republic.
At best the Europeans preach and pray – chihuahuas yapping to His Master’s Voice – for a hybrid strategy of “containment and engagement” to be unleashed by the U.S., clumsily parroting the scribblings of denizens of that intellectual no-fly zone, Think Tankland.
Yet in fact the Europeans would rather “isolate” Russia – as in 12% of the world’s population “isolating” 88% (of course: their Westoxified “vision” completely ignores the Global South). “Help” to Russia will only come when sanctions are effective (as in never: blowback will be the norm) or – the ultimate wet dream – there’s regime change in Moscow.
UkroNazi P.R. agent Ursula von der Lugen presented the sixth sanction package of the Europoodle (Dis)Union.
Top of the bill is to exclude three more Russian banks from SWIFT, including Sberbank. Seven banks are already excluded. This will enforce Russia’s “total isolation”. It’s idle to comment on something that only fools the LugenPresse.
Then there’s the “progressive” embargo on oil imports. No more crude imported to the EU in six months and no more refined products before the end of 2022. As it stands, the IEA shows that 45% of Russia’s oil exports go to the EU (with 22% to China and 10% to the U.S.). His Master’s Voice continues and will continue to import Russian oil.
And of course 58 “personal” sanctions also show up, targeting very dangerous characters such as Patriarch Kirill of the Orthodox Church, and the wife, son and daughter of Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov.
This stunning display of stupidity will have to be approved by all EU members. Internal revolt is guaranteed, especially from Hungary, even as so many remain willing to commit energy suicide and mess up with the lives of their citizens big time to defend a neo-Nazi regime.
Alastair Crooke called my attention to a startling, original interpretation of what’s goin’ on, offered in Russian by a Serbian analyst, Prof. Slobodan Vladusic. His main thesis, in a nutshell: “Megalopolis hates Russia because it is not Megalopolis – it has not entered the sphere of anti-humanism and that is why it remains a civilization alternative. Hence Russophobia.”
Vladusic contends that the intra-Slav war in Ukraine is “a great catastrophe for Orthodox civilization” – mirroring my recent first attempt to open a serious debate on a Clash of Christianities.
Yet the major schism is not on religion but culture: “The key difference between the former West and today’s Megalopolis is that Megalopolis programmatically renounces the humanistic heritage of the West.”
So now “it is possible to erase not only the musical canon, but also the entire European humanistic heritage: the entire literature, fine arts, philosophy” because of a “trivialization of knowledge”. What’s left is an empty space, actually a cultural black hole, “filled by promoting terms such as ‘posthumanism’ and ‘transhumanism’.”
And here Vladusic gets to the heart of the matter: Russia fiercely opposes the Great Reset concocted by the “hackable”, self-described “elites” of Megalopolis.
Sergey Glazyev, now coordinating the draft of a new financial/monetary system by the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) in partnership with the Chinese, adapts Vladusic to the facts on the ground (here in Russian, here in an imperfect English translation).
Glazyev is way more blunt than in his meticulous economic analyses. While noting the Deep State’s aims of destroying the Russian world, Iran and block China, he stresses the U.S. “will not be able to win the global hybrid war”. A key reason is that the collective West has “put all independent countries in front of the need to find new global currency instruments, risk insurance mechanisms, restore the norms of international law and create their own economic security systems.”
So yes, this is Totalen Krieg, Total War – as Glazyev spells it out with no attenuation, and how Russia denounced it this week at the UN: “Russia needs to stand up to the United States and NATO in its confrontation, bringing it to its logical conclusion, so as not to be torn between them and China, which is irrevocably becoming the leader of the world economy.”
History may eventually register, 77 years after the end of WWII, that neocon/neoliberalcon psychos in Washington silos instigating an inter-Slavic war by ordering Kiev to launch a blitzkrieg against Donbass was the spark that led to the Fall of the U.S. Empire.
Talk of USA, Anglo Saxon, UK, Germany is just silly.
Angol Saxons are being eradicated from their own homelands.
The people of the nations listed are not at war with Russia.
Those nations were long conquered from the inside out and now serve as puppets for the global hegemony.
Pity those in the West for they are victims and the sanctions against Russia were aimed at them.
C’est vrai il y a de l’ignorance non coupable chez les victimes mais elles sont aussi coupables dans leur complaisance avec l’erreur par ignorance coupable ou aveuglement volontaire.
Rien n’est innocent dans l’homme dit la Bible.
It is true there is non-guilty ignorance among the victims but they are also guilty in their complacency with the error by guilty ignorance or willful blindness.
Nothing is innocent in man says the Bible.
wah wah ive seen the videos of your war criminals with glee carry out their macaber abuse and crimes…all the while you and the rest cheer and call them heroes. No servant is greater than his master. You represent your ruling class to the teeth.
You just might be surprised at how quickly a nation can go from being good to evil. President Putin is certainly a force for good in Russia…for now. But, what happens when he has been replaced? I’m certain that there are a multitude of Clinton, Bush and Biden evil twins lurking in the dark corners of Moscow and just waiting for their opportunities to claim power to arrive. When the military and police forces support their governments completely, as they do in the US and Canada, there is very little a good person can do as they are being trampled down into the street under the hooves of horses ridden by police officers.
“there is very little a good person can do as they are being trampled down”
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. By their death they defeat death.
That tree’s been shaken and the usual suspects who fled will never return to power as they’ll be seen as collaborators by the Russian people who are not as mind numbingly useless as their US counterparts.
That isn’t how nations progress. There is a rising and a falling, but rarely does it match the life of one leader. Russia is rising, at the start of this. The USA has been falling along with the US dominated West for some time now. The wheel turns and we’re nearing the bottom, or worse, just beginning to go down.
I still am wondering why Russia is not leveraging what it has, natural resources.
The speed of horrendous sanctions on one side and Russia’s gracious patience on the other side in still supplying gas/others to those trying to destroy it is surprising. Russia could have reacted by taking punitive economic measures against the EU in same fashion. And demanding payments in gold would have been great, the move to demand payments in Rubles seems to be a well thought out measure to ensure the Western money manipulators don’t destroy the Ruble’s value.
It is high time Russia applies it’s own economics punishments on the ingrate EU.
On a side note, why do we think all those nations have those stockpile of nuclear weapons! They will be used sooner or later, preemptively by the losing side. So yes, there is a huge possiblity of a nuclear Armageddon.
Now is a right time to raise Palestinian sufferings, Israeli war crimes and the war crimes of America/UK/EU in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria,etc
They prove they’re reliable business partners. The future is in the global south, sticking to the moral high ground will pay dividendes. Besides that would hurt their own economy. Unlike the Western political stooges, Russia doesn’t have a death wish.
They prove they’re reliable business partners.
I agree with the need for Russia to retain the moral high ground. Russia should not lower herself to the degenerate methods of the west. However as things stand at the moment the USA – the chief aggressor – is making gigantic profits out of pulverising Europe. As far as kinetic attacks on Russia is concerned, Russia has a doctrine that the retribution must be brought to the primary decision maker. Otherwise the US can make decisions that result in the firing of missiles from Europe to Russia, and Russia destroys Europe instead of the US. A doctrine that the retribution must be brought to the decision maker provides a far more effective and just disincentive to aggression.
The same doctrine MUST in my opinion also apply to financial warfare. Being doomed, the US has decided to destroy and devour Europe in order to last a little bit longer, by first forcing Europe to be devastated by refugees from imperial wars, and now forcing Europe to commit hari kiri in sanctions to destroy European industry (especially German), that it may be less competition to the already moribund US industry.
Yes I know, Russia is fed up with Europe, couldn’t care less about saving Europe – but why should the primary aggressor be allowed to be one of the financial winners of the sanctions war? Allowing the US to do so allows the US to prolong and magnify the aggression against Russia.
Yes, Russia must maintain the moral high ground and not descend to illegal methods – but as the world’s primary sorce of resources by far, and so tightly allied with the world’s most powerful financial resource China, Russia has the power to devise strategies to ensure that US sanctions destroy not only Europe but especially the US itself (and preferably less so Europe). Russia and China wield humungous power. Recent actions by China in the tin market provide a superb example – by dominating physical stocks of resources, after an attempt to slaughter a Chinese company by manipulation of tin futures by certain western financial magnates, China turned the tables by reversing the relative cost of long and short tin futures – at a stroke causing humungous losses for the western magnates caught out with the wrong futures (and this was not at the cost of a large loss to China, on the contrary, she made a huge profit). In principle, Russia and China can use such principles – through primary control of resources and with enormous financial reserves – to create conditions whereby the sanctions provide catastrophic losses most especially to the primary aggressor, the USA. Let Europe live to another day, in the long term future she can play a productive role in Eurasian trade. But the primary aggressor must be made to suffer the full consequences of his aggression.
Russia and China must find ways to make the supply of oil, gas, titanium, all rare earths, etc etc to the USA is completely impossible. In doing so, US weapons manufacture will at the same time also be in large measure blocked.
Not only that, but if Russia cut the supply then all affected countries will turn in anger against Russia.
By forcing the EU to impose the cutting, those affected countries start to oppose the EU decision center…
As the I. Azimov writer put it, a nation can bear the unbearable if it feels it is under direct attack. But a nation won’t tolerate privations if it feels it is not under external attack.
That is why the western decision makers try so hard to paint Russia as the Uber agressor. But despite all the efforts that narrative faces a strong cognitive dissonance wall. Because unless you are a ukrainian, there I factually nothing at all that could truly be felt as aggression from Russia.
Not a single retaliatory step has been taken (yet! The western decision makers have to sustain the high psychological pressure of that uncertainty: when? and how?)
The most Russia has done is ask to be paid on Russian banks, something anyone with brains can only but see as a very reasonable request.
Oh, and just now this one: “as you don’t use north stream 2 we are using it for ourselves, until 2028”. That is sort of a sanction: even if the EU wake up tomorrow and cancels all sanctions and make peace and behave, half of the capacity of that pipeline would be unavailable for them.
But the wording makes it impossible to refute or see it as aggressive. A master stroke.
Russia doesn’t rush.
That is because the battlefield is also (mainly?) on the minds. And it take time for a rotten mind to realize things.
It would be pointless and even counterproductive to do a move too earlier. Russia has to wait that the psychology of western minds reach a given state. When the western minds are in the ability to grasp a given meaning, then action is done.
At the beginning the western minds actually believed that Russia would lose the war. So any economic consequence was out of their concerns, after all the west would win an reshape reality, right?
Now that the fact that Russia won’t be defeated starts to sink in, information about the painful consequences is released by Russia.
The extremely blunt language of M. Lavrov recently, and particularly his “Hitler may have had Jewish blood” was calculated. It is a strong signal: “our minds are free, we can, and do, think out of your frame. We are not afraid of anything, not even your list sacred taboos!”
Now Russia will wait several weeks that this signal sink in on the western minds, then another action will be done, the west minds will then know, and expect, it will be terrible, fearless and unexpected. The anguish will increase, to be the point that a Russian action will be welcome, as it will break the anguish of the feared unknown.
Russia is NOT “losing the Psyops”; it’s just that Russia’s psyops are not aimed at the western population (what for? They are completely powerless, hence irrelevant in the decision making) but at the decision makers. Those western decision makers are feeling the pain.
@ zayi een
Russia keeps supplying Europe because a prerequisite of total war against Russia by the west is to disentangle economies so that it can be levelled without consequence. Because waging war requires guaranteed supply of raw materials.
So Western sanctions are not just punishment and pressure: they are the first act of a big war. Segregating Russia from the west limits domestic consequences from war and prepares war time supply from outside the enemy’s territory.
Russia welcomes the sanctions as part of their assymetric war – hit us, hit yourself – and calculated that it can withstand the repercussions longer than the punisher can suffer the blowback. But they also need to keep entangled with the west. If Russian oil and gas etc are totally cut and sufficient supply from elsewhere secured to feed a war machine, real war becomes possible.
Its a balancing act.
Your logic is flawed. If mere economic entanglement is sufficient to deter war then what do you call 6000+ nukes and the capability to completely erase the western nations from the world? There’s not going to be any economy left to “entangle” when one’s country’s a nuclear wasteland.
The elites in charge of the empire of lies clearly aren’t deterred by economic entanglements. Some of them aren’t even deterred by nuclear war. They’re like rabid animals and there’s only one way to deal with rabid animals.
“TheSaker” always promotes the East vs West nonsense. We’re all controlled by the same hoary elites.
It is a fact that the West is being destroyed by mass migration, promotion of abortion and atheism, and the poisoning of our food and water. But TheSaker thinks we are the enemy *rolls eyes*
Finally, there is nothing complacent in being a brainwashed, poisoned dummy because that’s exactly what the above policies produce. Complacency implies agency and most of us here have never been exposed to the truth –we’re completely lost in the matrix.
Same with the Russian people — you really think the Ukraine War wasn’t staged by the same elite? Gimme a break, please.
Humans are a hierarchical species and there will always be rule by elites of some form.
The real question is are those elites from your own nation and have interests tied to the interests of your people or are they rootless nomadic globalists that want to hollow out your nation and move onto greener pastures once your nation is destroyed?
The difference is key.
The citizens of the Empire of lies are part of its victims but they are also the enablers of its actions. It’s the ignorance, tolerance of evil, and decadence of the western peoples that allowed for the rootless globalists to take power in the first place.
Compliance is consent and the western peoples have consented to evil by allowing globalists to take power and not overthrowing them by force after they’ve taken power. Because of this the peoples of the west are part of the problem.
I don’t take it literally. It is the elites he means, and their culture is different to yours. I do believe though that the responsibility has to be taken by the educated classes to a large degree as they are a part of the dominant culture, its privileged part, and yet they fail to see their own intolerance, prejudices and biases.
I’m in the West and am not fooled. I don’t pity those who are, don’t make excuses for idiots.
Even a “rump Ukraine” could become a fatal canker
if allowed to become a lesser Khazaria II.
Russia must take all – Pot Limit.
Hi, BDC, leave alone the poisonous Western Ukraine, please do not make the mistake Stalin made after WW2.
Poland wants to adopt the canker and assume the venom, its old Galacia. Putin may just allow them to do so. Then the Azov will target Poland instead of RU… Actually, quiet brilliant!
It will also stir up tension between Germany and Poland over Germany’s lost lands under Polish occupation since 1945. The Germans have not forgotten.
Occupied Germany has no say-so in anything, unless their masters approve it..
Germany is reduced to meekly accepting insults from a pip-squeak Ukrainian!
Let me remind you that Germany lost the war. What they want back is of no importance. .
Mr Lavrov stated that Poland’s access to Galicia might be possible a few years after this current military operation, but certainly not while the operation is taking place..
I think that would be a mistake. To me it looks like ‘Ukrainians’ got spoiled by the Soviet. Put the blame for their less than perfect situation on the Soviet, and divorced. Then things got even more shitty, which is explained as the fault of the Russia. They need to get their act together and take responsibility for their own situation. Then with time maybe they can join the Union State. As is Ukrain is a blackhole and a Suicide pill, nobody wants it.
May the Holy Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ guide Russia to victory over the US, EU and UK alliances of satan, Amen(so be it)
@ du plessis
Hang on pal. I’m a pure bred English mongrel. Many of us would settle with the eradication of our government, tories, Labour, lib dems (ye gods, they’re appalling) and all the other parties elbowing for the teough. Please, also the local authorities. Also the civil service, the bankers and the teachers unions. Most in the house of Lords. Tony Blair, please. Oh and his acolytes.
That kind of thing. Please add them to your petition. But the rest of us are OK. We make fine gardens, are great farmers, breed amazing fruit, incredible engineers, decent artisans, and domestically are quite bovine. Its not our fault that our bodies are legally owned by the crown on whose land we rudely pitch our tents, and who keeps demanding our sons protect their accumulations.
Please revise your prayer and submit with specifics. Ta.
Winter is coming for EU. Is only natural. Then the European countries will face the truth! Whatever the outcome of this mess will be, geography will always win. Russia’s size and resources will be prevalent.However, I am surprised that last official declaration from Polish president went un noticed. A new opening for extended war comes to light.
Don‘t be so positive on easy victory, the war party will escalate this struggle big time. My expectation is we‘ll see a 9 month build up and then a massive Counter Offensive with a NATO etc Army of 500,000. We can also expect a shock and awe style air campaign of reckless destruction….
Complete senseless and idiotic – but thats the way they war party rolls
I have a sneaky feeling that you must be used to your expectations not being met. However you can put us out of our misery and tell us just where the counteroffensive army will come from and what Russia will be doing in the meantime.
The counteroffensive army ?
250,000 NATO countries
50,000 various other vassals
By the end of your projected 9 months delay to lumber up a 500,000 Grande Armee’ with which to invede Russia, your projected 150,000 Ukrainian army (trained and armed by NATZO’s brightest and best) will have either fled to Galicia, surrendered it Ukraina or ceased to exist. That leaves a 350,000 Grande Armee’ of Europeans, Yanks and other vassals of the Anglo Zionazi Capitalist world with which to defeat Russia.
Napoleon couldn’t do it with his European Grande Armee’ of 600,000.
NATZO’s Grande Armee’ of 600,000 mercs plus vassals beefed up by NATZO heavies can’t even defeat Syria and Hezb’Allah, let alone Iran.
Remember, it was the Red Army which chewed up 80% of Hitler’s Wehrmacht and hung the Red Flag over Berlin, after every other European Army (with a few honourable exceptions such as Serbia and Greece) had either capitulated, scuttled to safety across the English Channel, or were waiting in safety across the Atlantic like the Yanks waiting to see how it played out in Europe and then join the winning side.
You have forgotten China in your calculations. The Chinese have made it quite clear that an attack on Russia is an attack on China. That would be a huge number of heavily armed opponents for NATZO to call down on its own head. Right now NATZO is not even up to scratch against Afghanistan, Syria, Hezb and Yemen, let alone Iran. What makes you think NATZO can get their act together against Russia and China — in only 9 months?
Never happen perhaps only wishful thinking, for Russia has already warned them that they will strike not only the place where the fire comes from but also the area where the commands came from which would mean bye bye Washington and it’s rules based order and off into the caves they have dug just for themselves, and it would be the end of the global police and all its lackeys.
Can they just void the Social Security and Medicare buildings when this happens?
no way , they have had 8 yrs to build up an all they did was build up Ukraine to fail
no way the West/Nato takes on Russia in Russia’s front yard it would be sucide.
– 9 month build up
That will be January 2023, long past midterm election ??
The American view is everthing has to be timed according to midterm election.
Midterm election is what matters in this world. Ukraine is a sideshow … as fighting COVID-19 is another sideshow. What matter is medical tyranny (nazism) .. and the cost is already millions of victims
Contraoffensive of NATO would bring to the nuclear war in seconds
Forget about it.
I don’t know if NATO can defeat Russia in a conventional war but it does not matter.
If that situation would happen Russia would launch a massive nuclear attack against North America and England. It is the only logical outcome.
NATO knows, Russia knows and everybody knows.
So NATO will not participate
Every war situation between NATO and Russia that was war-gamed by NATO was also lost by NATO. Every one, and they were free to make the rules however they wanted. I don’t think they’re going to be in a hurry to put their troops openly into the fight. I expect them to do everything but that, though.
And what would they do with their 500,000 soldiers? March on Moscow?
…. And what would they do with their 500,000 soldiers? March on Moscow…..
Make a desert and call it peace
Quite a few have had that idea, it turned to their desolation.
Come on. Ursula, Biden and BoJo and the Nato talkshow???
Give me a break.
this is why Eussia has allocated only a set amount of troops and materiel for this Operation. The real Russian Military is happily waiting NATOs stupidity, if/when that happens they will see a real war but for only as long as it takes them to die. US/UK are so, s stupid, literally dumb, they look at the spetsoperatsiya and think this is Russia at ‘war’ it is not (impressive as it has been, they have ceratinly shown their ability to fight in comoplex urban environments and win, also their artillery has been massively impressive, whilst its cruise missile and other complexes have performed better than anything that NATO has. No, the full EW suite will come out of the box, the rear arrears (with logistics and troops) will be decimated, US satellites and GPS will go poof! and the hyperonics will destroy shipping, ammo stores, command and control centeres in Europe and the US and those troops in the front line will meet up with the 1st Guards Tank Regiment and say hello to some of Russias 15000 tank. NATO airforce will be pummelled by the multi layered missile defences and I would think casualties will be in the region of 100,000 in the first week, whether it would atually go on much longer thn that I don’t know, but NATO will not be gettng anywhere near Moscow and the snakes head (The US) will be emasculated, once this is done the others will refuse to fight. Sure the inherent risk is that imminent, quick defeat will see the US reaching for the nukes but in that department too ther lies only defeat.
You and Scott Ritter agree. He said that if Russia was at war, Zelenskyy would be dead and Ukraine would be completely under Russia’s control.
Agreed that Is likely response to a NATO Counter Offensive. And we need to then expect perhaps even a 3rd or 4th year of ever escalating war. This war will not be limited to Western Ukraine. The only way out of this horrific scenario is if there is a collapse-revolution in the US…..
Biden = Androoov
Kamala = Chernenko
After dissolution of USSR and Warsaw Pact, NATO expanded to the Russian border to threaten Russia using the visceral hatred of several European countries spanning several centuries. This was used for perpetual profiteering by American Military Industrial complex, only to threaten but not to get involved in real war with Russia. Russia surprised them and most of the rest of the world by actually invading Ukraine in multiple fronts. The West vastly miscalculated the Russian abilities and their Economy by believing their own lies in the echo chamber. As the reality knocks on the door, MIC is milking the tax payer by sending the weapons to Ukraine knowing full well that they will be destroyed instantly. As these weapons are replaced, MIC is only happy to reap more profits. Low quality of these weapons is being carefully analyzed by Russia and friendly countries preparing for future conflicts. Neocons are in the quick sand, too late to break free and too insane to realize the situation there are in.
NATO army of 500,000 — such a rich fantasy life.
You comment like as if Russia didn’t take into account of all different scenarios before they started the SMO. Any build up getting ready to attack Russia will be wiped out before they cross into Ukraine from any direction and that includes US ships transferring soldiers.
NATO’s war party; a Mouse That Roared !
And you think Russia will just be sitting idly by as NATO builds up your so called ‘counter offensive forces’? The Russians are not fools and are born military strategists. The West will not be allowed to build up any ‘counter offensive forces’ as Russia sits on its hands. Russia is not Iraq nor is Putin as stupid as Saddam who allowed NATO to build up forces on its borders for 6 months. Indeed, expect Russia to send Mr Zircon and Mr Kinzhal to visit and talk to those ABM bases in Poland and Romania, and to all NATO bases east of Germany’s 1997 borders, immediately operation Z is over in the next few weeks. Please drop the weed bro.
The Russians will see that coming a mile away, suddenly no London, Warsaw, or Washington, even the War Party in the US will pull its head in before that happens. If not, we’re all finished, even us down here in OZ.
The impatience expressed by many Western supporters of Russia, in terms of “Russia is moving too slowly in battle,” actually demonstrates their anxiety at the slow pace of decline of the dreaded Empire to enable the defeat of fascism and the envisioned transition to a more just society in the West.
It is the West that requires a speedy end to this conflict, not Russia. It was the West that wished Russia to occupy Kiev, not Russia. It is the West that wishes a total energy embargo, not Russia. The value of observing Western media is that it demonstrates what the West requires Russia to do in order to harm its own objectives, because the West lacks power to do so.
Yup. Russia is dragging its heels. Sanctions against it only work if short term: the longer they last, the worse it gets for the sanctioned in every conceivable way.
Russia primary counter offensive and negotiation tool is ‘are you feeling it yet?’ If the west doesn’t come to its senses, their own populations will do it for them.
I couldn’t have said it any better! This is an explanation of my frustration with Putin’s carefully calibrated responses (which are often later than they should be) – but methinks this frustration is misplaced- he is probably playing the chess game at the right pace to win, and probably faster may not be conducive to a victory that will result in the seemingly inevitable western collapse. – But you’ve inspired some reflection and I think now its my own impatience at the day of reckoning coming too slowly that frustrates.
You see, I cannot wait for the end of colonialism (never ended) of hegemony and of Imperialism- and with it the exploitation of the global South by the 12% West.
Tick, tock. . . .
Time IS the fifth element.
> Mossad attributes Israel’s economic miracle in creating an equivalent of Silicon Valley to a base of a million Russian immigrants
Soviet immigrants. They were great engineers because they benefited from the Soviet education system.
We can equally attribute Silicon Valley to the benefits of the Indian educational system?
no not in innovation. In managing what someone else created yes India did contribute the manpower to it.
In the blast 15 years, Silicon Valley success hasn’t been due to technology so much as it’s been due to finance and marketing.
Throw enough loose change at a turd and it soon looks like a pile of money.
The thing about US innovation is unlimited funding advantage. That exceptional ability is funded by the dollar system which literally showers the US with I’ll gotten wealth and resources. The table of the world is sloped deliberately towards the reserve currency nations.
This is what the west is fighting to defend. I can’t imagine what Americans will think of themselves, individually, once the advantage is removed and they must view themselves as mere mortals again. Painful.
Silicon Valley was a success before the Indians were brought in to replace people. Many people started to speak of having to train their replacements around 20-25 years ago, and not just in IT and computers but other fields as well.
Countries like Japan, China, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, US, UK, France are full of educated engineers, besides Russia.
The most pretisgous university was located in India I read.
The enemy is not the Anglo-saxons. Our nations are enslaved much like Russia was for better part of the 20th century. We are genetic brothers facing the same evil. Russia is directly battling those who enslave us in the USA Today. We are with you.
Indeed we are, but just don’t expect us to give it anything but lip service, for after all we are still trying to figure out what a woman is or how many genders there are or which flag we should fly with the rainbow flag on top. No, don’t expect too much from us for, after all, I wouldn’t want you to be dis-appointed thinking we had your back when we aren’t even on the same planet. No, that will be three or four generations down the road when perhaps by chance a stronger generation will be born to replace the present generation that as weak as it can get, lacking in both courage and morals.
Wonderful! Wish I had said that.
As a Canadian descendant of British Anglo-Saxons, I have to agree. Our families lost everything between WW1, the Depression and WW2. No way I would let my children go fight for them again.
Is our Russophobic Finance Minister and Deputy PM, Chrystia Freeland, an Anglo-Saxon?
As for being “enslaved”, that is a bit extreme. I have always had a choice which enterprises and causes I wished to put my effort behind. I realize that is not the case for everyone.
Thank you so much for the reference to the Vladusic’s article.
It is a masterpiece. I was blown away.
Here’s the address:
And thank you for the link to Vladusic’s article.
I agree with your assessment; it’s an excellent read. He explains the sickness afflicting the West and the beast it has become perfectly. I think I’ll adopt ‘Megapolis’ as a descriptor.
Any english translation of that?
Use a translator.
I had half a mind to cut and paste an English translation of the article but didn’t because there could be raise problems for the Vineyard with permissions, copyright, etc.
Hyperion’s Fate Song!!!
I came across a testimony of a man from Romania named Dumitru Duduman who was tortured for his Christian faith under the Ceacescu regime. He became a pastor after military service and was imprisoned for his faith due to letting an American missionary go after being caught smuggling Bibles into Romania. He suffered terribly and to meet a man and speak and pray with him was a blessing! Indeed its not everyday one meets an almost martyr for Christ. It changes you and Romania was a horror story under Ceausescu.. To make a long story short as I sat listening to him give his testimony he relayed this. Upon learning of some Christian faithful who had been taken and abandoned in a box canyon left there to starve and die, Dumitru and some friends gathered some supplies and traveled there to rescue these persecuted people. The authorities however, who had been keeping a watchful eye on his activities learned of the rescue plan and sent their soldiers in hot pursuit and to kill everyone involved. As they traveled and neared the place in the distance they could hear and see the approaching soldiers in their jeeps. Dumitru knew they would all be killed and as they got closer to their brothers and sisters in the canyon a light rain started to fall over them. The rain though started to fall heavier upon the soldiers and then to the amazement of those in the canyon Dumitru relayed that the rain turned into hail over the soldiers and the closer they got the more intense the hail became until the soldiers couldn’t take it anymore and immediately retreated from the area. Dumitru said no hail fell over them or those inside the canyon only over the soldiers as they were scrambling to get out from underneath the torrent descending upon them.
Sitting there listening to this testimony of a man who was imprisoned and tortured for his faith, bones broken, etc etc was an experience one will never forget. Further and most importantly for me i said to myself yes, this is what I have been waiting to hear. I spent some quality time with this man and we prayed together and you know all he asked from me was for Bibles for his people back home. They had nothing he told us all except mere scraps of paper with the scriptures on them. Further to this Dumitru was appalled by America the country to which he was exiled to. He was especially appalled at the Church and all of its leather bound Bibles which are treated well if you understand what i understand about climate change being the work of God, few if any are actually reading His book. I’d imagine Dumitru would be quite pleased to read:
“The Lord will cause people to hear his majestic voice and will make them see his arm coming down with raging anger and consuming fire, with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail.” (Isaiah 30:30}
“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail, which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle?” (Job 38:22–23)
Now isn’t this interesting especially the one from the book of Job?
God is a military commander with his own weapons?
Imagine that and as I have studied climate change I see a pattern to it all. For example it wasn’t a surprise for me to hear on the news about a terrifying thunder storm hitting Boston resulting in spectators scrambling from their seats ducking for cover in the stadium during some sporting event which actually ended the event. i knew something was up. That God was very angry about something? Three days later I watched the morning news as the twin towers came down and was rendered speechless and in awe wondering too myself about Boston? More can be found here as well for any interested. https://thesaker.is/book-review-andrei-martyanovs-the-real-revolution-in-military-affairs/#comment-729151
Yes, there is far more going on than meets the eye and it certainly doesn’t have anything to do with industrial pollution now does it? But O how we prefer the lies to the truth don’t we?
The world I fear is on a collision course with a very dangerous being and Dumitru was given a message from Him entitled America Will Burn. He was also a man who had similar encounters with God’s messengers as the Prophet Daniel did and me as well so our meeting was actually an intervention of the Divine!!! As usual God is the teacher.
God is not mocked – whatsoever a man sows so shall he reap and of course,
“It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of a Living God!!!!”
Cool story, Bro.. Dumitru is a common last name in Romania, but Duduman? Puleeze..
“By PPP the Russian economy is 6th, just behind Germany.” Actually, Russia’s economy is ahead of Germany’s and even PPP does not give an accurate measure. If you compare electricity consumption, Russia consumes about twice the electricity as does Germany. All this electricity must be used for something. Germany cannot either, design or build 4++ gen fighters, much less 5th gen, cannot build space launch rockets, nor build hypersonic missiles. It is this misunderstanding of Russia’s economy, I think, that has lead to so much miscalculation from the West.
Yes. Common sense tells us something about the size and capability of the Russian economy notably the apparent ease with which the Syrian intervention was carried out.
Another major factor is the vastly greater size of the Russian informal sector – the black economy – as compared with Germany – 45% versus 13%.
Russia apparently also has a much higher level of owner occupation 89% versus 56%.
Let’s hope this comes to be:
The Russian special operation in Ukraine will end only at the Polish border, Deputy Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Pyotr Tolstoy said in an interview with La Repubblica.
“Despite the help from Europe and the hysteria of Boris Johnson or Mario Draghi, we will finish the operation when we see fit. I think we will stop at the border with Poland”
He also said that the NWO will end when Ukraine is completely “denazified” and demilitarized and “there will no longer be an opportunity to turn it into anti-Russia, as the West has been trying to do for the past 30 years.”
In addition, he believes that his actions do not betray the legacy of his great-great-grandfather, Russian writer Leo Tolstoy.
“What’s left is an empty space, actually a cultural black hole, “filled by promoting terms such as ‘posthumanism’ and ‘transhumanism’.””
Exactly, let me repeat what I have already posted……….
Davos crowd has been pushing transhumanism / technocracy agenda for years if not decades. Google up the meaning of it. For those who wish to take a deep dive into it I recommend watching Patrick Wood who speaks from 7 min onwards of the attached link. And for anybody still doubting where this all leads to (staged pandemic and provoked SMO to create havoc and economic depression, so NWO agenda can be finally sold to the “sheeples” and put into force), please watch Leslie Manookian who starts speaking from ca. 1h26m – anybody financially / economically “illiterate” will receive “an idiot’s guide” to the very deep shit the collective West has fallen into, but very few truly understand how big is the drama. If the rest of populace finally realize “the Emperor is naked”, all what we have experienced so far in terms of social unrest will represent fables…………….
As a follow-up, another confirmation Patrick Wood has been absolutely right. I believe there is no coincidence that someone else uses same quotes and draws similar conclusions …. Nothing is going on without a purpose……..Buckle up folks! It is going to be a very bumpy road ahead………….https://alt-market.us/economic-world-war-who-benefits-and-how-much-time-is-left/
We are doomed unless………… Let us know what needs to happen to make the world be the bright spot again……….Cheers!
Thank you Arek. An eye opener
Both the Woods and Manookian presentations are excellent.
They are complementary.
The ukrainians are still fighting hard, they are not yet broken. Victory and peace are not for tomorrow. We are with a problem without an acceptable solution.
Erasing borders between Poland and Ukraine as proposed by Poland is a trick to have NATO at war with Russia as whished by Washington. Washington wants to fight Russia not only up to the last ukrainian but up to the last european. I am afraid that we will be at war before year end.
We have 3 autonom type cities in the world.
“Russia collusion” was targeting Trump (the Christian Conservatives).
Twitter’s main goal was not about taking down Putin, but about taking down the Christian Conservatives.
When Tsar Peter the Great visited Holland in the beginning of the 18th century he saw and greatly admired a protestant nation, that had freed itself from Catholicism and the Spanish Habsburg empire. The Dutch build a modern capitalist empire (The Dutch East India Company was the first multinational) based on trade and banking. But the backbone strength of this truly new & un-medieval capitalism that began to flourish in the Dutch Republic was formed by its connection with Protestant faith. Max Weber became world famous because of his thesis linking capitalism with Protestantism. Tsar Peter the Great developed personal friendships especially with anabaptist merchants, who belonged to a special branch of Protestantism. Other than the Calvinist mainstream they took the little New Testament book of James fully serious: ” But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment.” (James 5:12) In practice this “let your “Yes” be “Yes” provided the solid ground for all trade agreements.
Well, if you analyse the words of president Putin, you can find back his Christian faith in ” let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” ” alive and kicking. The words of president Putin concerning ‘de-militarisation’ and ‘de-Nazification’ derive their validity from “let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,””
But when you analyse the words of it doesn’t matter which representative of ‘The Empire of Lies’, one will find this Christian faith completely lacking. Mrs von der Leyen’s or president Biden’s proposals lack the inner conscience that is present in president Putin’s proposals. As soon as the goals of the SMO have been reached all western sanctions will be lifted, because after all it is just a game and they (the representatives of the Empire of Lies) didn’t mean a word of what they said.
Do not be afraid. NATO cannot win a war with Russia in eastern europe. It perhaps can win one in western Europe, but Russia has no such designs.
The spasm of hate that eminated from Europe in February was a groan of defeat. Europe now ends at the Polish border, where Eurasia begins. Mariupol will be rebuilt as the Russian hub linking Europe with China. Understand the hatred now?
I also hope Odessa may be added to the Russian hub. They suffered a lot during the 2014 coup, and why should Russia leave an opening to the sea for the Ukrainians?
There is also a kind of battle of humanity, dignity and sanity in the EU. Those who follow the orthodox faith or who have Russian friends or are in any way against racist discrimination or Russians and against the cancelling of everything Russian, these Europeans have to fight the mainstream and those stupid masses following politicians and media manipulators just like sheep the butcher.
The USA have achieved total dominance over their EU vasals. The US empire is collapsing and the stupid EU is doing it’s best to collapse even faster.
Sure, wherever you live, if you are nauseated by the “trivialization of knowledge”, the
trivialization of any taste and wisdom, turning any soul to the object of incomes of coaches, featuring any minority – extrem daily under the flag of ‘diversity’ exterminating any ‘realm of the Middle’-feeling . . and now all this since Feb. 24. not even in over- but really in hyperdrive.
a sound soul is puking daily – hence tho living in Bavaria i became a Russian in March 2014. Heart and brain cleared. From day one the New Ukraine spit into the soul of the Russian inhabitants… The ‘Maidan’ matured my political consciousness by geopolitical house-cleaning in the school of Saker.
To ‘be’ a Russian is like to breath fresher air. Is to feel the love, Russian fathers, brothers, feel for their children and grandchildren worth to risk life for their future.
This Russian feeling takes one out of the rot in culture and media.
This is it, what humble professionals are able to provide:
Thank you for the link Mundanomaniac. You have opened a new world for me.
Ukraine’s loss in the war could ensure the triumph of Donald Trump in 2024, perhaps an economic rebirth, an end of NATO because Trump now wants to end it for real, and an end of “empire” because of cost-benefit analysis too. It makes sense to negotiate now to lower the human and financial costs of war instead of supposing that Ukraine can defeat Russia in war and doubling down on war. Ukraine cannot defeat Russia in war. It is not even possible. That’s independent of whether the one who recognizes this is an Admiral or not. All those who say it is not possible will end up being right. If Ukraine can beat Russia, then all bets are off and we can’t know who beats who until it happens, but that’s unreal at the level of nations and also at the level of individuals.
Trump is a liar, con man and obsequious jew puppet who will do whatever his jewish-supremacist masters tell him to do. If Trump had not betrayed his election mandate and his supporters the last time around, none of this madness would be happening right now.
This idea promoted by UNZ about Israel running the world is false. When visiting Israel one sees poverty .. an ecological disaster according Joel Shoulsen
Your comment has nothing to do with what I said.
Your “his jewish-supremacist masters tell him to do” is exactly what UNZ communicates.
Here is a description of your (liberal) “center of the world”:
– Israel has many problems. One of the main ones is the territory. Of which 60 percent it’s a desert. Cities are overcrowded. Very hot climate. There are also serious environmental problems. Israel is lagging behind
in cleansing the country.
(presented to justify why Israelis have to abandon Israel)
Racial supremacism is not limited to Israel. The vast majority of jewish power resides in the US.
You are absolutely right. Pepe is a great analyst but always points to the Anglo-Saxons. He is correct but only partially. Centuries previous, the Anglo-Saxons were the rulers, but the people who controlled the finances were the real power.
After WW2 we experienced a semblance of a left wing where trade unions, women rights etc were promoted, but it was fleeting. The last dance of any left wing died under Regan and Thacher. The many Americans who say that Trump is the saviour, forgetting his racists views conviently forget his most ardent support went to Israel. It is pityful to watch America trying to make sense out of chaos.
Previously you had Kissinger, Albright and all the neo-cons in power, and now you have Blinken, Nuland, kagan , Soros, Musk, Bezos and all your think tanks and Media telling you what to think; who to hate.
Your financial mafia bribes all European politicians and many others around the world. The coloured world always suffered, but times are now hard so whites in Europe and North America will now suffer. It is called Zionism.
Pepe leaves this out for good reason.
Apparently you know very little about PDJT what<s happen on 11/03/2020 and after….
I know Trump is a liar and a consummate fraud who, contrary to his campaign promises and pre-election rhetoric did things like: escalated in Syria and elsewhere; gave Syrian land to Israel; attacked Syrian government forces several times, risking war with Syria and Russia; seized Syrian oil fields; escalated the diplomatic war with Russia; tried to overthrow the Venezuelan government including trying to starve Venezuela into submission; persecuted Julian Assange; moved the embassy to Jerusalem; repudiated the JCPOA agreement with Iran; assassinated Iranian General Soleimani, which could’ve started a war with Iran; started a trade war with China that’s done nothing but hurt Americans; started sending lethal weaponry to Ukraine; failed to get the U.S. military out of Afghanistan (or anywhere else); exited the INF treaty and reinstituted cold-war provocations against Russia and China; etc.
So apparently I know a lot more about the evil orange clown than you do.
– gave Syrian land to Israel; attacked Syrian government forces several times, risking war with Syria and Russia; seized Syrian oil fields;
Hello. Trump ordered US soldiers out of Syria. That order was sabotaged.
Syria war started 2011 when your guys were in power. Don’t forget that. There was no Trump in 2011, just a lot of Liberals.
Trump is a lifelong bluedog dem and ed koch acolyte, a consumate rentier capitalist–no friend to the industrial worker. In so far as his nationalist and anti-imperialist CAMPAIGN rhetoric was concerned with regard to the US war machine, some of it was great….but at the end of the day he kowtowed totally to Israel, the fossil fuel lobby and the neocons in practice and policy, drove China closer to Russia and simply printed money to fuel his hot stock market–until the pandemic crashed it. Leaving workers in the lurch. So even without his emflaming culture wars he was a pretty incompetent and weak president who didnt walk the walk. Yes he was entertaining and witty– but lets not confuse that with policies…even though Biden is much much worse.
The only thing that can save America is a painful decoupling with Asia and severe RE-industrialization. But that can only happen in a multipolar world.
The In -breeders who rule the west are souless, sociopaths at best. They use their organs like HOLLYWEIRD and mainstream (their word) media to pile on the lies. We are completely brainwashed over here. How low the west has sunk. The World of Truth will eventually crush the Empire of LIES! And Russia will prevail, you are the spear in the heart of the .01 % These creatures will hopefully be permanently caged soon, before they kill us all.
Very encouraging. And, just by the way, the Zionist abomination is bound to go too. vive la Palestine !
“For all his faults, Le Petit Roi Macron/McKinsey”
Without denegrating Frances diplomacy this has alway been the tactic NATO has used vis a vis Russia. France always plays this part in what we call in the US, good cop bad cop tactics. The Anglos are the mad dogs who dont negotiate but who are held back by the ancient Gallic wisdom of French diplomacy. Its getting old but, if you are aware of the pattern theres cause for optimism.
None of this fools Putin. He has been biding his time since 2007 for the right moment to reverse the Russia losses of 1991. Do you really think these second-rate politicians with their time-worn acts will have ANY impact of what will happen? Why do you think Putin required Gazprom to only accept roubles for its LNG?
After the first world war, Germany was subject to economic sanctions that forced it to make debt payments. The first payment was made when it came due in June 1921 and marked the beginning of an increasingly rapid devaluation of the mark. This resulted in Germany being required to make payments in hard currency, not the rapidly depreciating Papiermark.
Substitute “energy purchases” for “debt payments” and “euro” for “mark” and you can begin to see what Russia is anticipating…
From August 1921, Germany began to buy foreign currency with marks at any price, but that only increased the speed of the collapse in value of the mark. In the first half of 1922, the mark stabilized at 320 marks per dollar, but by the autumn it could no longer afford its debt payments and by December inflation erupted into hyperinflation, and he mark fell to 7,400 marks per US dollar.
Russia is anticipating a catastrophic devaluation of the euro and has begun separating itself from any reliance on the western financial system.
Setting aside the specifics of the current situation the basic fact is the economic activity is shifting back to the east as it always has been historically.
Adding another factor in the near future will be the African Continent .
The reason most of history big civilisations existed in Asia is simple. Asia climate snd geography affords easy growing of food/crops with least effort simultaneously with easy survival of maximum number of human beings due to easy survival ( expending least amount of effort and energy) of human beings.
in parts if the world where you have fresh water, good soil and ability to grow crops throughout the year is where great concentrations of humans are found.
The cold areas or dessert areas cannot hold large populations without major intervention of technology and technology extracted resources.
For a period of time when fighting european powers found unprecedented quantity of gold and silver and used it to weasel their way in the asian world later exploiting it.
Human ingenuity of course trumps everything but only for a while. Like the Mongols raiding , the Arabs trading and now europe with technology.
Eventually whatever skill you bring to the table be it trading, raiding, seafaring, technology, mass manufacturing etc eventually others catch up.
Once the special advantage is reduced or disappears then bare economics of living survival drives economic , technology snd other development.
So you dont have resources, you have lost the overwhelming technical edge, wasteful hubris and others have caught up means that a correction and a very long term one is due
essentially the collective west can only support a population density slightly above Russian density. That will be its place in the world.
That they choose to hasten the inevitable and Russia wisely uses its vast resources and pairs it with ingenuity means that Russia get to play a suitable oversized role in the coming reset.
A new arrival in the History of is the continent of Africa( well north was well integrated) Russia should pay special attention to it otherwise it might be a future stage of the west to play its game again. Remember it has huge resources and 1 billion+ population.
anybody really interested in understanding Russian ‘GDP’ could do worse than reading this. Ditto China. There is a video/podcast but it is in French. His estimate is that Russia represents in fact maybe “5% or 6% of the world’s economy”, almost double the size it’s normally estimated at on a PPP basis.
if the plan was to subdue and colonize russia and bring china to heel under western elite control the western elites waited too long.
the time to crush russia if that was the true plan was in the 1990’s, now it is too late.
the time to bring china under western elite financial dominion was before the 2008 financial debacle, now it is too late.
time is rapidly running out for the western elites underlying economies as viable let alone hegemonic owners of the planet. the collective west lacks both the manufacturing power and military technological prowess to defeat either russia or china let alone both together which is what happens now since both understand if one falls the other falls soon after.
time and timing is more important than money, financial shenanigans or myth making and for the west time has run out. now if they want to prevail against russia and china because today and tomorrow the west simply does not have the facts on the ground and can not get them now or anytime in the intermediate future to make their elites dreams come true.
narratives aka: myths are not going to make any difference to those who matter and decide in nations all over the world and the number of them increases daily. they can see which way the wind is blowing…….east
Isolating Russia from the rest of Europe will inevitably result in European decline beginning with high energy prices and inflation crippling their economies. Asia, Africa, and Latin America know that crushing Russia is the first step to crushing the global South. This gives them every reason to support Russia and China even if the refuge policies didn’t starkly outline the Crusader colours of the White West.
Good read ! I needed this as the camp ground I reside I am like the solo camper!!
The United States and its EU/UK allies will never win this effort simply because they have given up their manufacturing capabilities, which is the only thing that can sustain any country in a protracted conflict.
The US government is literally “living the dream”, while the rest of us hope that someone will put an end to their madness.
Just the other day Biden announced that this is just the beginning of more battles to come.
The man has clearly lost his marbles…
Just wait until Trump comes back. MAGA will destroy the democRats and the Uniparty root and branch. The Globalist Cabal will be defeated by the true Patriots and Peace through strength will return. We begin our March to Victory, and we will not be defeated.
If Trump was a patriot he would have pardoned Julian Assange.
Trump was not able to stand against the Democrat AND Republican onslaught against him. What makes you think he think he would succeed the next time? Additionally, anyone who runs against the Democrats are guaranteed to lose because the art of stealing elections has been perfected by them. Well, not really perfected…. It’s just that no one in government will do anything about stolen elections because they are all, without exception, totally corrupt.
Now liberals term running an illegit government an “art” ??
What we see in US about doxing and targeting those who are not liberals = nazism.
The liberals are brownshirts – now also targeting Noam Chomsky, Democracy Now, Pepe Escobar ..
Those who live in Europa and read MSM media are reading centralized controlled Media
Trump had no intention of standing against the establishment in the first place.Trump’s presidential campaign was a bait-and-switch scam and that’s why we’re in this mess right now.
The Liberal conception of “establshment” is “money” / “oligarchs” / “privileged whites”.
So of course Trump will be “money” / “oligarchs” / “privileged whites”…
It cannot be more stupid than that
Yes, millions view the US Hegemony as an indomitable; a highly solidified “Empire.” We are led to believe that within that matrix, everyone is syncronized for the sole purpose of self-aggrandizement; meaning “making personal profits.” Don’t you know, that’s ” the common good” for the Super Wealthy and a few administrators making it all appear as a solidified hegemony.
But now, given the shifting world circumstances, when we look deep within this matrix, we see the greatest volatility within the US’s Financial System.(Never mind, the pathological Neo-Cons with their immense hatred of Russia, now three generations old.)
And behind all the corruption going on in Wall Street, we are seeing growing volatility within the Big Three: Big Banks (The Fed), Real Estate, and the Insurance Corporations.
So just how “hegemonic” is the US? Decades ago, US universities rid themselves of fully qualified professors. In their place “administrators” were hired – all with MBA degrees. Today, our universities are completely “financialized entities.” Costs have skyrocketed for all students. Most young people can no longer afford the costs. Meaning, there’s less and less profit for these universities.
Ditto with medical institutions and clinics. The number of graduated “doctors” has shrunk badly. In their place, these hospitals & clinics hire students with about 6 years of education in biology to serve as Non-Doctors. Nursing – same thing. Big energy and most ALL Big Business have been letting go some of their best educated computer folks. Salaries are a handicap so let’s hire a bunch of cheaper costing tech people who are poorly educated and can barely add 1+1. This also includes all the corporate grocery stores. clothing and home improvement stores; even pet food stores. All have cut to the bone both the salaries and the number of people in charge of the daily operations. Most work part-time.
What’s left is a few super wealthy parasites and some MBA administrators.
And that hegemony is telling us that with the rise of Eurasia making immense inroads with trading, banking and the like, that the US will remain just as awesome as ever.
It’s an inevitable reality: the US is a failing nation and is no longer a hegemony.
Author made a few mistakes:
1) There “are” no “Continental Naval Powers”. You’re either/neither a Continental Power and/or Naval Power. A Country must have a Ocean-Traversing “Blue Water Navy” to be considered a Naval Power.
CHN recently became a Naval Power.
RUS is a Continental – AND – a Naval Power.
2) Warm Water Ports are needed for COMMERCE beyond the Rail and Oceanic Fisheries. How are Crude, Diesel, LNG, Wheat, Mineral Ore, and Finished Goods Exported/Imported btwn RUS and SE_Asia/IND/MENA/Sub-Sahara/VEN/CUB?
3) Not a Clash of Christianities. The Hegemony are Run by a Plutarchy who own their Vassal KleptoCorporations(e.g., MIC, PetroUSD) and Societal Ochlarchies(DNC/GOP/WEF).
The Plutarchy and Vassal Echelons are well represented by Zionists and FreeMasons. VAT+Catholics are along for the Ride.
Key Players of the European/Black Sea Theater include:
1) Soros-Schwartz Khazari-Ashkenazi Jewish-Tribals Financer of ColorRevolution-Riots
2) Soros Family Friend Blinken Khazari-Ashkenazi American SecState
3) Kolomoiskyy – Khazari-Ashkenazi Ukrainian Oligarch and Owner of Biden, Khazari-Ashkenazi Zelenskyy, and Bandera-Nazi Militia.
4) Nudelman-Khagan Khazari-Ashkenazi Ukrainian American Plotter of this Kiev Coup and War.
The Khazari-Ashkenazi Jewish-Tribal Converts have resided in this Region before being Hammered by Russia Centuries Ago; and in their Quest to Control GBRittania, America, FRAnce, and Subjugate DEU, Staged/Funded Wars against RUS (Russo-JPN/WWI/Bolshevik/ColdWar/AFG, etc.)
The Plutarchy were able to destroy/subjugate RUS, IND, and CHN during the 19th-20thCE.
All three began their Current and Rapid Economic/Military/Technological/Trade Progressions since the 21stCE. RUS and CHN cannot be subjugated by Military Might, 5thColumn Antics, or Economic Sanctions anymore. Both have Alternate Currency/TradeSettlement Schemes to the PetroUSD+SWIFT; and BOTH are planning to Integrate their Systems along with a Mult-Currency/Commodities Scheme.
Beyond the Control of the Plutarchy.
The meaning of “Ashkenazi” is Jews from Germany wandering Eastwards, while the meaning of “Khazars” is Caucasians wandering Westwards.
Khazar Kingdom/Khagnate of Old (Includes Modern Day UKR), are where the Khazari-Ashkenazi JEWISH CONVERTS Originated. Many Migrated to Western/Northern Europe.
Yes. While “Ashkenazi” has the meaning:
– Ashkenazi, plural Ashkenazim, from Hebrew Ashkenaz (“Germany”), member of the Jews who lived in the Rhineland valley and in neighbouring France before their migration eastward to Slavic lands (e.g., Poland, Lithuania, Russia) after the Crusades (11th–13th century) and their descendants.
Ashkenaz was a city in the former empire of Khaza, the origin of the term applied to the turko-mongoloid judaic converts between AD 600-800. Your assumption of the ‘wandering’ of middle-eastern Jews to modern Ukraine is completely incorrect. In fact, its backwards.
The meaning here: Jim Wald: – Leaked report: Israel acknowledges Jews in fact Khazars;Secret plan for
reverse migration to Ukraine
is everything we have learned about “Jews” is pure non-sense. UN is pure nonsense. The number “12-13 mill Jews” is pure nonsense. Gilad Atzmon is also pure nonsense.
We had 20? mill Jews in Russia alone. Today they are talking about 10 mill Jews in Russia.
Then there are another 10 mill in US?, another 10 mill in Europa?, and god know how many in Latin America, Afrika and Asia. There are Jews everywhere.
The US’ business is business so the US only wants the cash here; the US armed forces and state dept. are there for worldwide fund raising only. The UKR provocation of RUS and the UKR war are the US’ defining geo-existential triumph for this century: The US chokehold on germany+EU just became stronger than ever, e.g., merkel refused the F-35 but now germany announced it will earmark ~10 billion for buying… F-35s. This, together with the sales of ultra-expensive US LNG to the UE, is just the beginning. The US will now move on to force even more than before and if necessary manu militari, all non-eurasian producers of gas, oil, and raw materials to sell their stuff in dollars. To this end the USA will soon brutally subjugate the entirety of latin america and southern africa. For its part fascistic euro-supremacism, now more than ever in full and unopposed control of the EU, will prey for Lebensraum in the mediterranean and northern africa (with US permission). RUS&CN cannot (yet?) oppose the armies/navies of US&EU in either region. In other words the US is about to be flush with cash again. Current US brinkmanship in UKR is only about keeping the EU hysterical/under pressure/fully subjugated, i.e., to keep the EU paying for ever more ruinously expensive US “protection” for generations to come.
Another great read from Pepe. And as always Pepe’s articles always lead you to somewhere, in my case the well considered thoughts of Prof. Slobodan Vladusic, a link to which has been thoughtfully provided by Vesna Grujicic above.
Vladusic says more than what Pepe has quoted of course; to my mind his essay deserves to be read in full.
So now “it is possible to erase not only the musical canon, but also the entire European humanistic heritage: the entire literature, fine arts, philosophy” because of a “trivialization of knowledge”. What’s left is an empty space, actually a cultural black hole, “filled by promoting terms such as ‘posthumanism’ and ‘transhumanism’.”
Vladusic says it perfectly. This is the most insidious technique of all, ‘trivialisation of knowledge.’ Turning people — mostly young — into dumb, unthinking beings without their realising it.
More than a decade ago, perhaps two, I happened to watch a popular American talk show host Jay Leno interviewing US college (university) students to gauge what is known as ‘general knowledge’ in my part of the world — and I suspect other parts as well — but known as ‘trivia’ in the US. What I watched was shocking (from his expression it must have shocked and dismayed Leno too): young college students couldn’t place where Paris (yes, I know there’s a place called ‘Paris’ in the US, he meant the French one) was, placed an entire continent (I think it was Africa) in Latin America, and couldn’t tell if George Washington was the first or sixteenth (don’t ask) president of the good ‘ole USA.
YT has some videos of the Leno interviews if you don’t believe me.
Fast forward and we have universities — some highly regarded — teaching courses such as Yeti Hunting, or Tree Climbing, or Lady Gaga, or Zeitgeist Science Fiction Television Series or Beyonce Studies or Dogs and Theology. I am not making this up:
Now, after this revealing article by Prof Vladusic, we can stop scratching our heads in wonder when leading denizens of Megalopolis, the likes of Kamala Harris, Liz Truss, van der Leyen, Baerbock, Stoltenberg and their ilk, open their mouths. That such people can be so stupid is no longer a mystery. Sure, they didn’t take a course in Yeti hunting or Beyonce studies but we know the milieu they’re emerging from.
FWIW, on Victory Day, Jupiter, the planet of Greatness, will be in the last degree of the Zodiac.
Ellias Lonsdale spent many years in prayer and meditation communicating with what he eventually perceived to be the “Angel of each degree” and offers this received message about that degree:
A large halo in ring formation around the moon.
“The Earth is pregnant with alternate futures. Each of her progeny, each possible future could become the one chosen. The criteria center around whichever future stream is most genuinely surrendered to the highest will. It is the same microcosmically as macrocosmically. Many souls are pregnant with alternate futures. The one that prevails will likely be the one most surrendered to the absolute, the most rightful… burstingly full of visions, possibilities, worlds, and streams. So very much shall pass away, but what is essential will keep on coming. It is very hard to tell who is who and what is what, which way to lean or how to conceive the way it shall go. But if you stay rooted in your inward awareness and enduring core sensibility, you will be tapped as a vessel for what is to be, and that is all you need to know.”
Also, lest we forget – Pluto, planet of Death and Transformation, is still on the degree which historically represents the end of the Evil Empire (the first time Pluto has returned to the degree it was in when the USA was “born.”) I get a kick out of applying this description to the sell-out that Amerika has become:
An architect carefully surveying old ruins.
What is to be seen is the outer skeleton of things. What is to be known is the inner essence of things. The code, the extraordinary revelation, the realization is there inherently in the very substance of existence. A practiced eye can see inside, can penetrate and illuminate. The schooling in perception comes between lives and then overshadows each and every idea or notion anybody can come up with. But to access and do honor to this advanced faculty is rare. For seeing the whole truth is excruciating to the ego-mind. And therefore the battle is on to awaken to your innermost truth, or to succeed brilliantly in adapting your truth to the marketplace, selling your soul to the highest bidder.
I love this poem.
I guess for Pepe, Hyperion stands for the USA, or Western man.
Oddly, Hyperion was the titan of the east.
In case anyone is interested, here is the German as the lines were arranged:
Doch uns ist gegeben,
Auf keiner Stätte zu ruhn,
Es schwinden, es fallen
Die leidenden Menschen
Blindlings von einer
Stunde zur andern,
Wie Wasser von Klippe
Zu Klippe geworfen,
Jahr lang ins Ungewisse hinab.
But we are given
in no place to rest,
It dwindle, it fall
The suffering people
Blindly by one
hour to hour,
Like water from a cliff
thrown on a cliff,
year into the unknown.
Did I add that translation?
I don’t recall doing so.
It is terrible.
It makes no sense.
Looks like machine translation.
Also, the poem was written with each line to the right of the last.
I incorporated that arrangement into my post but it disappeared.
Here is a decent translation that somewhat preserves the sense and rhythm and, I hope, the form:
Yet granted to us
is no resting place;
we whirl, we fall —
we suffering humans —
blindly from one
hour to the next,
like water thrown
from cliff to cliff,
plunging into endless
Dear Taffy, many thanks for that wonderful poem which overwhelmed me in my student days. The fact that Hoelderlin himself “plunged into endless uncertainty” with schizophrenia and early death, makes it even more poignant. Good to be reminded of larger issues than politics as causes of uncertainty and suffering; and of some German poetry (and Brahms’ setting of that poetry) as a reminder of Man’s capacity for higher things.
In defense of the first translation (“looks like a machine translation”) it seems to me that it catches more of the rhythm of the German original — a lucky accident? Or human intervention, plus an inherent rhythmic resemblance between two Teutonic languages, German and English.
Anyway, good to be reminded of a time before “the end of history”; and before the EU$A set out on its suicidal quest to “trivialize culture”.
Hi, Dr. Maroudas,
I visited “Hoelderin’s Tower) (Hoelderlins Turm) in Tuebingen when I was student in Germany in the seventies.
Where he spent the last years of his life and wrote some of his most powerful poetry. It was the first time I had ever heard of Hoelderlin.
But after that I read some of his poems, including “Hyperion,” that were in an anthology of German poetry.
Here is a photo of the “tower.”
in the last six centuries the west given us a mixture of good and bad. during the same period, it has taken from the world all it can. what we are witnessing in the 21st century is nothing less than a rare civilizational inversion in human history. as pepe Escobar, the Everest of journalism, has so masterfully analyzed. having exhausted its potential to maintain mastery over the world, the west has entered the phase of a pathological ambition to reverse the course of history. regardless, as surely as the sun’s rise from the east, the new world order based on fundamental human values is emerging unstoppably from the eastern hemisphere.
Macron is smart enough to feel the tides are turning. Also after AUKUS screw France over with the affair of the submarines contract, his sympathies for the anglosphere most likely waned significantly. Unfortunately he’s too calculating to not howl with the wolves, let’s hope Orban has the backbone to put a halt to the EU temper tantrum.
The French intervention in the Sahel is totally dependant on US assistance.
south of Izyum
the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to encircle our people, but ran into their own minefield
Having lost 8 people killed, the enemy tried to retreat, but was destroyed by our special forces.
As a result, the forest fortification was taken, 16 bodies of the enemy remained in place, it is not clear how much he lost in general.
(Info from Russian sources)
Anglo-Saxons? I think you mean the Khazarian Mafia, the true rulers of Oceana. You know, the same Tribe that finances both sides of a conflict for profit, which usually means the genocide of white peoples.
The Khazars are of course white people, and half of Hollywood used to be Khazars.
A beautiful people by appearance
I think the spark to end the Empire of lies was the destruction of Yugoslavia by the west. A People in the Serbs who were very significant in WWII and helped delay the attack on Russia thus the onset of winter and the stopping of the NAZI’s at the gates of Moscow. Yugoslavia, one of the founders of the non aligned movement, a nation who helped with Detente between China and the US. A nation (Serbia who is heir to Yugoslavia) who still has many friends around the world. It was this attack on Yugoslavia, especially in 1999 that brought Putin to power and what we have today. Putin himself cited the unlawfulness of the Kosovo situation in the past and is now using the same arguments the west uses for Kosovo in the Donbas and beyond. As far as western Europe and the western “sphere”, the worship of “Science” has replaced Christendom with all that that means (the snake as a representative of knowledge). The reality is so clear and in the open that people do not see it for it has been achieved cleverly and over a long period of time by the western “old money” elites who rule the day still in the west through indoctrination of their populaces (media, Hollywood, think tanks). Their truly evil agenda taken to another level through the application of the dark sciences they so worship.
“Megalopolis programmatically renounces the humanistic heritage of the West”
So *that’s* what they meant by The End of History. I always wondered.
In which case, Russia is Restarting History. Remaking a way for humanity.
The 12% of humanity in the West can no more keep blocking the remaining 78% of humanity (as well as renouncing its own humanistic heritage) than it can keep on blocking Nord Stream 2. Europe needs ethics as much as it needs gas.
“True civilization is not to install gas nor nuclear nor solar. True civilization is to erase our traces of original sin” — Baudelaire
Bojo “gives” another .. 1.3 billion today from its emergency fund.
With all the talk of Post-Humanism and Trans-Humanism it is well worth giving some thought to a viable alternative for humanity: Neo-Humanism.
Neo-Humanism is explained by its propounder P. R. Sarkar as Humanism newly explained as to its full significance. Tired old Ordinary Humanism lacks a reliable source of energy or inspiration, and without sincerity is reduced to a mere virtue signalling formality.
Without internal force Ordinary Humanism has fallen prey to advocates of Post-Humanism and Trans-Humanism.
Most of us are guided almost entirely by sentiments and are easy victims of the schemings of exploiters, brutes, parasites and political satans. They guide the unwary astray by the use of sentiments. Examples abound. Were we not supposed to hate the unvaxxed? And now Russians? All we hear from the general media is plausible sounding convenient half truths and outright lies in the service of the bolstering this or that sentiment.
Neo-Humanism states that sentiments are of two kinds: Geo-Sentiments and Socio-Sentiments. Humanity, and human beings in their core, desire unlimited psychic and spiritual expansion, and these sentiments devoid of rationality stand in the way of the self actualisation of human beings, for they prevent expansion.
Geo-Sentiment can be tackled and overcome by study; by the development of a rationalistic mentality. Examples of Geo-Sentiment are: holy places, holy houses, parochialism, geo-exploitation of other countries, national superiority complex, national inferiority complex, globalism – sentiments based on dogma and devoid of rationality.
Socio-Sentiments concern social groups, such as racism, creeds, and the irrational raising up and favoring of some and hatred and exploitation of other. Socio Sentiment is a harder nut to crack, and it demands a highly spirited group of people to overcome. The first and basic requirement is full acceptance of the Principle of Social Equality, and on that foundation then to create a kind of cultural renewal, a zeit-geist with the human as a physico-psycho-spiritual social being at the centre; The creation of art, action, service, culture, economy encompassing renaissance of what Sarkar terms Proto Psycho Spirituality.
This is a tall order, but the stubborn filth of Socio Sentiment demands a full cleaning cycle on the highest temperature. To do this and to not give up half ways humans need a perennial source of inspiration, and that can only come from inside, from an internal life of devotion – feeding the eternal desire for limitless expansion. Religious dogma has nothing to do with it, although some knowledge can be gleaned from the various scriptures and ancient poetry if they are read between the lines and not taken literally.
So with a rationalistic mentality, with the deepening of culture (traditional culture, language, science, decentralized economy, manufacturing, etc.), ultimately this perennial source of inspiration, devotion, will enable humans to expand their humanism to include all creatures, not just humans. Ordinary Humanism will be transformed into Neo-Humanism, and humans will then be connected to the entire universe and all within it.
No to Trans-Humanism, No to Post-Humanism, Yes to Neo-Humanism!
Here’s an opinion piece from the Russian/Ukrainian sphere restating the West’s misconception that Russia’s SMP is bogged down and that Ukraine is becoming Russia’s Afghanistan. It also asks who is hurting more. Russia or the West with its inflation and food/energy insecurity?
The West’s governments and media have framed the conflict in such a way that the picture of what is really happening, not only in Ukraine but in the larger region as well, is being overlooked by the Western populace.
You may disagree will the opinion below but it exists outside of the West and the West is oblivious to this perspective because of tight censorship and propaganda controls.
You may also laugh at its final conclusion but remember that people laughed at the prediction of the collapse of the USSR until it collapsed.
In the end it is just another opinion but it is one that Western audiences are restricted from hearing.
Blind nationalism which translates to triumphalism is the potential blind side I see on all sides of this debate and it permeates Escobar’s pseudo-gonzo style.
As ever there aren’t any good guys worthy of cheering for in this story. Just a vast array of innocent human beings being led astray by greedy short-minded psychopaths.
My first visit to this site. I find that a writing dialogue heavy with words and phrases created by merging disparate ideas/terms (Europoodle (Dis)Union) and unexplained terminology (Bismarckian Russo-German connection) distracting. And when I feel distracted, I feel like I am being misled. However, once a tunneled through these pithy phrases, I found the article to be a very logical and truthful summary of the situation.
I know that receiving criticism from a rank amateur is likely to be ignored. But I would appreciate keeping the floral language limited so that us plebes can more easily follow your thoughts. Having said that, thank you for the nice summary.
Walt, nice to meet you on these potent pages. Stay the course, and you will find that some “unexplained terminology (such as Pepe’s “Bismarckian Russo-German connection”) will become self-explanatory as you learn more background to modern history. And for today’s bonus, Pepe has translated some lines from a 19th century German poet about The Human Condition.
Re: Lack of explanation, I remember a story about an Oxford professor whose book on “Pure Mathematics” was famous for the clarity of its explanations for beginners. One day in class he wrote something on the board and said, “From this it is obvious …”
A student queried: Professor, is this really obvious?”.
Prof.Hardy stopped, put down his chalk, and paced up and down pondering. After many minutes he stopped pacing, faced the class and replied: “It *is* obvious”.
Then picked up his chalk and completed his lecture.
The amount of explanation depends on the level of the course; readers of the Saker are taking part in a high level course on fundamental driving forces in contemporary politics.
Directly after reading this article and quite by chance I was looking into the background of Edward Ullman author of an interesting book on spatial reasoning in my library. The equation a short scroll down his Wikipedia (Wokipedia) entry jumped right off the page. This work arrived at while working for the US MICIMATT makes distance (or more exactly its inverse proximity) to the power of an independence factor the major determining factor in trade. Looking deeply into this equation from the days when, like the Stoics, the highest form of learning was from a study of reality we see decreasing EU independence whilst simultaneously increasing RU independence is a big win for the US energy trade. Just what equation, if any, Germany are applying is certainly not one based in reality. Leveraging the power of RU independence for US interests is predicted on the EU buying (seems they have swallowed it whole) demonisation of RU.
“The deafening NATOstan “narrative” that Ukraine is defeating Russia does not even qualify as an innocuous joke (compare it with Russia’s “Reach Out and Touch Someone” strategy). The corrupt system of SBU fanatics intermingled with UkroNazi factions is kaput. The Pentagon knows it. The CIA cannot possibly admit it. What the Empire of Lies has sort of won, so far, is a media “victory” for the UkroNazis, not a military victory.”
A few Turkish drones were pretty much all that’s needed to take out Snake Island surveillance post … this destroys Russian radar surveillance of the Black Sea coast…
Apparently Russian forces were routed out of Kharkov and are busy destroying access bridges behind them.
It seems Russia doesn’t have much of a traditional conventional fighting force and is rather deployed to fight NATO on different terms.
It’s unclear at this time who shall prevail over Megalopolis. Maybe nobody wins.
Now , this is an article that is the antithesis of Western media opinion pieces. Insightful with an alternative to the propaganda that is rampant against Russia.
Rusia está luchando una batalla colosal por la civilización cristiana totalmente sola, la Tercera Roma contra todos los bárbaros de occidente a oriente; no os engañéis China es el modelo que todos los globalistas sueñan, quieren tener el poder de controlar las vidas desde el nacimiento hasta la muerte de la persona.
Dios bendiga a Rusia en su santa cruzada.
Russia is fighting a colossal battle for Christian civilization totally alone, the Third Rome against all barbarians from West to East; China is the model that all globalists dream of, they want to have the power to control the lives from birth to death of the person. God bless Russia in its holy crusade.
Dual citizen bureaucrats whose allegiance is not to America, have destroyed American global hegemony by poking the bear one too many times. My question is, was it a mistake, or was it purposeful.
Yes, the Neo-con planned demolition of the west. Will they find willing hosts in the Russian, CCP, Indian sphere’s of influence? Probably not, considering their history and the utter ruthlessness with which they’ve demonstrated on their current victims.
Brilliant. Simple and in context, so that only the wilfully ignorant could fail to see.
A vassalagem dos eurosnazis é tanta que chega a causar repugnância. Merecem serem chamados poodles dos Estados Unidos. Sim, os Estados Unidos sāo realmente o Império da mentira.
The vassal of the Eurosnazis is so much that it even causes disgust. They deserve to be called poodles of the United States. Yes, the United States is really the Empire of lies.