Use as an open thread for today for any topic discussed at the Saker Blog and not already being discussed in other threads.
– This article by Andrei Maryanov is almost required reading:
– And I do so like Maria Zakharova. She just told Olaf Scholz that he is a plagiarist.
#Opinion by Maria Zakharova:
💬 Speaking at the Davos World Economic Forum, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said: “And if we notice that our world is becoming multipolar, then that has to spur us on: to even more multilateralism! To even more international cooperation! In this multipolar world, very different countries and regions are demanding greater political participation in line with their growing economic and demographic influence”.
☝️ This is blatant plagiarism. Worse, it shows a failure to understand trivial truths.
Back in 1996 when Yevgeny Primakov was Foreign Minister, our foreign service proceeded from the assumption that the world was becoming multipolar in contrast to the bipolarity of the Cold War era. Mr Primakov’s view of our foreign policy goals was enshrined in the Foreign Policy Concept of 2000, and has been the foundation of how we have built international relations.
❗️ EACH YEAR, for over 15 years, Sergey Lavrov as Foreign Minister has spoken about a multipolar and polycentric world.
👉 QUOTES BY YEAR (https://telegra.ph/Lavrov-Quotes-05-29-2) 👈
If it has taken Berlin up until now to realize this, we can only offer our condolences. Still, better late than never.
☝️ Perhaps, the situation in and around Ukraine will one day be as clear to Olaf Scholz as the issue of multipolarity.
(So, the eurocrats are beginning to preach polycentrism to hijack, pirate, and take ownership of the message. It’s an old old tactic).
And how about the Saker Blog’s guest authors. Are they not just excellent?! Thank you so much guest authors!
Enjoy your open thread and take a break, play some music – Amarynth
Not sure what to make of the rumors that backdoor negotiation is going on between the General Staffs, let’s hope.
I’ve seen numbers bandied about Ukrainian KIA.
Mostly understated imo I recently read a LNR frontline report of Orc KIA running in the 500s per day for the past three or four weeks. The RF MOD understating kills unable to see the ground carnage…..the rumor dejour is negotiating what to do with the truck loads of dead Ukrainians…..and how to arrive at a cease fire…..again, hopefully not rumour but sanity.
I don’t expect to see any negotiation until Novorussia & Transnistria are connected to Russia & the remains of Ukraine is landlocked.
Russia has no reason to back down now, with mass surrenders & victory in sight. Just keep going on.
you can’t get to mass surrenders without negotiation…..we all know Ms Elinsky’s drug induced madness of “yeah, lets negotiate, Russia, you go back home”…long past that, new countries, territories are being formed. The issue atm is dead bodies by the thousands…..do the dead get a say? Dead bodies, standard attrition in war dead to wounded runs 10:1. Utter carnage.
Back down now….people are dying by the thousands, Russia does in no way need to ‘negotiate’….it’s their game to set ‘the terms’ or the grind goes on…..that’s more carnage.
In war the ratio usually is between 3-5 to 1 K.I.A/W.I.A from my reading, bad enough though.
“To hijack,pirate and take ownership of the message.Its an old,old tactic”. Exactly, the Nazis stole the word “socialism” even not socialists but because of its popularity at the time.
The Minsk Accords were the agreed upon and certain way to make Donbas Ukraine again, and Mr. Z decided he did not want the Donbas to be part of Ukraine again, ever. His plan was to destroy the Donbas and kill many or most of its residents.
Out of kindness to readers, why can not writers like Andrei attach a legend or and index of terms to their articles. They can re-use the same index each time.
I stopped reading after I could not understand the abbreviations. For example, what is 404 – an area code.
If by now you do not know what “404 Country” is …
a) you are a Troll trying to do its job in this comment Section
b) you are a lazy guy that have not done its homework…
As, explained hundreth of times before.
404 and other response status codes are part of the web’s Hypertext Transfer Protocol response codes.
The 404 code means that a server could not find a client-requested webpage.
Variations of the error message include
“404 Page Not Found” and
“The requested URL was not found.
Applied to the country known before as Ukraine means sarcastically it doesn’t exist anymore
(change the words URL, or PAGE for the Word Ukraine and here you have it)
Perhaps, Peter might be interested to setup a page or two, listing arcane terms and their meanings, perhaps with short discussions about how they came to be.
This is the internet, where people do their own thing; and busy/popular people barely have time to feed their own fames. Not to mention, doing their own thing hardly includes doing other peoples’ own things.
Peter, Agreed. I had to look up C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligent Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Intelligence).
I think 404 may refer to an internet message when a site can’t be reached.
Iirc Russia has a laser weapon in testing that can knock out satellite communications. That would effectively blind the US military, by shutting down C4ISR.
It makes total sense. I lost much of my fear of the WEF plan for a social credit system when I realized it could be dismantled by taking out the 5G towers.
The more complex the tech, the more single points of failure available to knock it out.
404 is the error code sent by browsers when they can’t find a web page on the URL you typed in.
In this case, 404 refers to the (non-existant, immaginary) Ukraine. Andrei and many pro-Russian blogers consider the Ukraine to be histrorically a part of Russian Federation.
I did not find other “abbrevations” you speak of.
404 is a failure cod in computer terms, in our world here, Ukraine is kaputt or echivalent to fail state, country, society.
In computer network communications, the HTTP 404, 404 not found, 404, 404 error, page not found or file not found error message is a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) standard response code, to indicate that the browser was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested. The error may also be used when a server does not wish to disclose whether it has the requested information.
The website hosting server will typically generate a “404 Not Found” web page when a user attempts to follow a broken or dead link; hence the 404 error is one of the most recognizable errors encountered on the World Wide Web.
Translated to our current context, Ukraine has lost it’s existance as a state.
With all respect, you can always do a research on the topics you are interested in, n’est-ce pas?
But this is a careing community, so listen up: as an ordinary computer user, or better put intenet surfer, you certainly did encounter the “error 404”?
The same circumstances occured with Ukraine, in around 2014, so, no, it’s not an area code, it’s a conceit made to pair and explain a large geopolitical occurence through a simple programming phenomenon. And a very clever one, if I may add.
Yes, it might be regarded by some as not PC(politically correct) , but it is still as PC(personal computer) as you can get! Lol!
Me personally, I can’t recall who coined this genial expression, but I dwell in believing it was either one of the great Andreis (notably the Saker or Martyanov), or some other intellectual powerhouse like Pepe Escobar or Bernhard from the Moon of Alabama site. Or, who knows? Maybe someone else. (The great readers of this site are kindly allowed to fill me in)
Nevertheless, the expression is here to stay, it fits and lives, so it’s now a common expression on one side of the paradigmical fence.
Here again the naked basics
404 refers to America
It means an error
The error is America
The baby of that error is UKraine, but since there won’t be any more UKraine soon, you can’t apply that former designate of 404 to an no longer in existence political group.
Theoretically 404 had meant UKraine until the last few hours. Now there is no more UKraine. Many thought the very country was an computer error. Or political error.
Now the error has been corrected, so any further reference to 404 can only imply the West Hato US of Arrogance 404. 404 — 201 = 303.
We can use designator 303 to refer to folks who make an effort to think clearly with their own hearts.
The west really needed to confiscate Russian resources before invading China.
Now BidenHo ScKamala duo sing my song, Puerto Rico, which you can hear in YouTube. I probably composed it around 2014. YouTube channel in my name Grasshopper Kaplan.
I wanna go to Puerto Rico.
Where all the ocean breezes blow.
I hear the piana players go….
Take me to Puerto Rico
I wish to confess my bad math.
404 minus 201 which refers to event 201…
Does not equal 303.
But feel free to use the designate 303 to refer to folks like me who will admit their own bad math.
The concept of 303 to designate honesty is still yours freely for the taking if you want to use it.
Sort of the opposite of computer or political error, at least an effort at honesty despite sometimes bad math.
Of course math is everything so I’ll stick to music if I can…
Ever seen error 404 on your computer-screen?
It means the page don’t exist any more. In Russian there is an extra layer of joke, we westerners don’t get.
Live with it.
Evidently the Russian words for page and country are similar, which is why the page not found error (404) is used for Ukraine
To 404 add all the other abbreviations.
1. The Pentagon Pox.
2. Lazy grammar/nobodies, trying to look intelligent or selling it with BS and narrative.
3. Properly just dumb texting behaviour.
The IQ scores are getting lower in the West.
I still don’t understand why the Russian-hating Ukrainians allow themselves to be run by a Jew. The Ukrainians hate Jews more than anyone in the world, so how come they go that brain-damaged?
Maybe having a Jew as Führer – äh – leader is the best way to prevent being labeled Nazi.
What do you suggest they do .
Overthrow him as Americans removed Biden .
Or as British dethroned Johnson .
Or as French got rid of Macron .
Something has gone wrong with most of the Ukrainians, the so-called Ukrainian-speaking Ukrainians.
It has not been so different for Ukranians than it has been for the people of Sicily: the unspoken rules prevail.. Break them at your own peril, as many journalists and citizens of UA have found out since 2014.. The nazi-affiliated hooligans, supported by the police & corrupt politicians, have created the atmosphere of fear of reprisals, much like the Cosa Nostra, Gomorrah (sp.?), etc..
I have known many Ukranians in the past 20 years.. They all speak Russian; only a few speak Ukranian..
It’s the old Jewdi mind trick. The Force can have a strong influence on the weak minded ….
Plenty of Jews collaborated with the nazi’s. Besides – in Israel many refute his jewishness because his mother isn’t jewish. They are a matri-linear religion.
Even if he was elected on a promise to make peace with Russia, his “benefactor” makes the calls – and he also own the Azov not-zees.
“Porkchop” Poroshenko is also Jewish, as are most of the oligarchs who actually own the entire country.. As usual, most will find refuge in England, until they are poisoned by MI-5 or 6..
“…most will find refuge in England, until they are poisoned by MI-5 or 6”
Destroyed by its creators. How poetic.
Ostro, the Ukrainians have no say in the matter. Just as Americans have no say in who runs their government, and British people exert absolutely no influence over theirs.
@ostro Americans do this kind of sadistic moves.
Ukrainians hate Jews? Then we (s)elect them a Jew as President (schadenfreude).
Dont like US? Then we turn you into a war torn chaotic country.
The flaw in your question was the assumption that Ukrainians had a choice.
Just like Americans or new Zealanders or British. They did not.
They were conquered and fake democratic institutions were used against them.
Ostro, your question has a serious answer and a trivial answer.
The serious answer first: “The Jews were the first Nazis”. An intelligent young Englishman, a socialist, surprised me with this answer many years ago. But since then, I cannot help but notice that the Old Testament is full of Ethnic Supremacism, Jewish Exceptionalism and instructions for genocide. Most religions have festivals according to the Natural Calendar, but the Old Testament has replaced Nature by Nationalism:
Spring Equinox (mid March). Christians celebrate Resurrection, budding new life. Jews celebrated destruction of Egyptian enemies and entry into Canaan people’s territory.
Winter Solstice (mid December). Christians celebrate Advent, birth of the Saviour. Jews celebrate destruction of Hellenistic enemies and setting up of Jewish Nationalist heroes (Maccabees).
The trivial answer, in my opinion, is that Ukrainian speakers have had a raw deal as an Ethnic Underclass both in Austro-Hungarian Galicia and in Russian Ukraina. After centuries of oppression by Polish-speaking aristocrats and their Jewish middlemen in Galicia, and by Russian-speaking aristocrats and their Jewish middlemen in the Ukraina, the average Ukrainian Nationalist ends up hating the Poles more than he hates the Jews more than he hates the Russians more than he hates the Jews more than he hates the Poles … and so on. Many other oppressed nationalists end up like that: spinning round and round in never-ending hatred, like a dog chasing its tail.
I hope that Mother Russia, with her genius for recreation and reconciliation over a huge territory, will teach not only Ukraine but the rest of Europe the futility of extreme Nazionalismus. For the second time in my life.
Scholz declares a multipolar world while doing his damndest to cement in place the unipolar hegemony. There are no words to describe such behavior.
Either Scholz is a great actor and pretender, playing to serve the western narrative while actually sabotaging the war efforts or he is just plain stupid. We are not sure here in Germany.
Scholz is trying to escape the clutches of Washington without having a deadly accident. It’s not a simple task
Honestly, I don’t see him even trying that.
He is the same as that suicidal Foreign Minister thot, Baerbock. His is just a bit milder insanity.
The Greens have always been useful idiots for the war party in Washington.
Unless and until Nord Stream 2 is up and running, I’d go with stupid.
What do you suggest they do .
Overthrow him as Americans removed Biden .
Or as British dethroned Johnson .
Or as French got rid of Macron .
German voters are the confusing ones with NRW boosting Greens and booting SPD and FDP Scholz is probably confused. Baerbock and Habeck are magic as they rant against fossil fuels and urge more war and they do so well in elections
Bit like Joschka Fischer gung-ho to bomb Serbia
Germans are well and truly idiotic
You only have to look at the recent davos performances to know these people fully plan this energy crisis and the chaos and pain that comes with it. They stated so plainly.
Total awareness of what it brings. “Shortages and pain ” but “worth it” . To whom? Not to me or you. But to klaus and his “the future is built by us”. Speech was probably the most delusional /scary vision.
As a person living under zioanglo rule . We look to any alt than the WEF future. Am i deluded to hope russia can defeat this or its just the same shell game
No matter his IQ is. No matter how clever is your Scholz or my Macron or whoever in the West; when your marvelous processor is continually fed with sh.t since your very birth by schoolmasters, classmates, MSM, politicians and all the talking heads around, the only thing that can spout from your incredibly fast and powerful processor is still sh.t. That’s the way our illuminated establishment works for at least a couple of decades.
And are you still wondering why the worst of all are at the top? No wonder.
We normally say, “Garbage in, garbage out.”
Germany is paying Russia to apply the NATO-remover, while pretending to be supporting NATO. Germany has been moving closer to Russia ever since Willy Brandt, and the only thing stopping Germany and Russia from getting together has been the USA. But Germany cannot remove the USA from Europe by itself, only Russia can do this.
According to the Czech regime politics and press Germany and France, well, these countries are scums and saboteurs of the current war effort to assist noble Hohols. Along with Italians. Highly appreciated are UK politicians, Truss me I am an diplomat being star, and shining stars are Mr. Duda with Mr. Morawiecki and, of course, current regime in Czechia. Mr Putin is six feet under, probably of cancer mixed with HIV, Alzheimer, essential tremor and hay fever. However, some pretender installed in Kremlin quickly. There is a slow but steady progress of ukies armed forces everywhere to the Russian frontier in the local media being observed. Russians are preparing foxholes having no tanks anymore, hohols attacking bravely and fiercely. Dr. Goebbels has to be happy.
To be frank, in Russian media one can found some crazy things too. Imho time to chill a little bit.
Not to be Slav-enly (pun intended) but seriously as a hardcore truth freak, thesaker site is the one I would not surrender if I were to be forced to have access to only one.
God clearly (imho) provides grace to this magnificent portal of Truthful analysis and genuinely moral philosophical consideration.
Interesting story, Spetsnaz ambush…ambiguous at the beginning but ends with, ‘glad to get out, many guys did not return’.
If that video is real and not a LARP by the wannabe war hero ex British Royal Marine, son of a politician, then the guy is an idiot.
I had watched that vid in its entirety
He has no dispersal discipline and groups with anyone he sees. He is loud and yelling and can easily give away their positions.
Who is in charge, him? They don’t seem to react to him that much. He keeps repeating “we gotta get out of here, we’re all gonna die”, but they are pretty slow to move anywhere.
Why doesn’t he just firemans carry the dude and trade off with that? Would be much quicker than what he is doing. Seriously, if he is former British royal Marine then they suck.
Just a guy trying to be some internet war badass. As far as firefights go, that looks pretty tame, I question if the fire is even directed at them and not another unit.
And what was he firing at anyway? Is he point or is firing at his own people closer to the fight.
Things seem way off in the videos of this that I have seen.
Fake, idunno, He’s part of a merc anti tank team, I do know Russian Spetnazs teams are operating on the ground hunting merc anti tank teams, they are getting their share of unsung glory. The merc team was ambushed by supposedly 7 Spetnazs, seven, and they ran away…..if bud is making a bad ass, thumbs up you tube vid…..dude ran away. Real bullets will cause those conditions….
Fire fights? From personal experience? Just curious. I’ve only experienced bullets from a civilian pov, wore a uniform fore while, played firefight, thank God never had to be actively involved in one.
Bit of a self-publicist with a LinkedIn page and he was in 40 Commando 2009-2014 and subsequently rented himself out in Iraq. Wonder how his wife feeds the 3 children .
The Russian commander in Rostov, tasked with prosecuting the 1st tranche of Azov and other prisoners, stated his surprise at how much money they had, and not all of it US dollars, but a varied mix..
Many face 15 years to life.. Mercs in the Donbas can be executed..
There was some background to that azov with lots of money and gold. They had divvied up the robbery of local banks. Apparently upon surrender many thought they were still going to be able to spend it. Various telegram channels like war gonzo had a mention of it a few days back
If you translate the text, he is half-carrying a wounded friend–that’s who he’s shouting at.
The article relates how terrifying it all was, and how far out of their normal experience. This time it was the other time spotting them with drones, and then calling for artillery or close-air support.
I suppose that you may have a point in regarding the currently ongoing output of President Putin’s mills as coarse, but any objective review of lead-up events will reveal that to be a result more of forced necessities than of his own wish. In any case, be patient. I’m quite confident that the ultimate output of Russia’s mills of justice will be ground fine enough to suit any impartial observer … and perhaps too fine to suit some others.
Remembering Bastard Europe Atrocities In Africa.
Colonel Cassad has a piece on the return of what remains of the body of Patrice Lumumba, hero and martyr of the African anti-colonial struggle, assassinated by Katangan thugs at the service of Belgium, and whose body was dismembered under orders of the Belgian security police.
All what is left of his body is some teeth and finger bones.
Lumumba’s assassination and dismemberment had obvious reasons, first, they wanted to eliminate a progressive, nationalist, patriot, who wanted to nationalize Congo’s resources to benefit the Congolese people, second, they wanted to erase all traces of his existence to deny the Congolese people a powerful symbol of their anti-colonial struggle, around which they could coalesce and take as a banner in the future.
That was part of Europe’s “mission civilisatrice” in Africa, like the French in Viet Nam, the British in Africa and Asia, the Dutch in Indonesia, the Spaniards in Latin America, the Italians in Abyssinia, the Germans in Namibia. Patrice Lumumba was one of many anti-colonial leaders assassinated for claming back the resources that enriched Eurostan at the cost of millions of people of color, enslaved by the bastard European colonial masters to pillage their resources.
Besides Lumumba, many other African leaders were killed by the criminal “civilized” Euro-bastards, among them Amilcar Cabral, leader of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde, (Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde or PAIGC) in Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, assassinated in 1973, Felix Moumie of Cameroon, poisoned in 1960, Sylvanus Olympio, leader of Togo, killed in 1963, Mehdi Ben Barka, leader of the Moroccan opposition movement, kidnapped in France in 1965 and his body never found, Eduardo Mondlane, leader of Mozambique’s Frelimo, died from a parcel bomb in 1969.
More recently, Steve Biko, assassinated by the racist South African apartheid regime, in what remained as the last vestige of European colonization in Africa.
Lumumba was honored in Russia, which named its foreign students’ university “Patrice Lumumba University,” changing the name after the fall of the Soviet Union.
The Belgian bastards expressed their “deep regrets” for the assassination and dismemberment of Lumumba, since, as Colonel Cassad points out, an official apology could have triggered legal claims for damages, as it happened to Germany for their genocide in Namibia.
We killed and dismembered your leader. Excuse me
Belgium to return Patrice Lumumba’s remains to his family
In Belgrade, Serbia, we still have students dormitory named Patris Lumumba.
@ syd.bgd on May 29, 2022 · at 12:13 pm EST/EDT
In Belgrade, Serbia, we still have students dormitory named Patris Lumumba.
Thanks for that info, and for honoring Lumumba.
In my city (Łódź, Poland) there is also Patrice Lumumba street (I lived there for 5 years) and a university campus named after him.
Maybe it is an unusual Polish city, but to get to the post office, which is located on Lermontow Street, I have to go along Pushkin Avenue, turn left, then along Sakharov Street (once Gorky, but changed to Sakharov Street), I pass Gogol and Tchaikovsky streets and here I am.
What about Dom Academicki na Universyteckiej. It was named Patric Lumumba Dom.
I studied in the 70’s and lived in the dormitory of the Lodz University of Technology at ul. Patric Lumumba. The whole estate (there were probably 11 such dormitories at the time) was popularly called “Lumumbowo”. Probably the same today. I do not remember that there was a dormitory on Uniwersytecka Street back then, of course it is not out of the question. It was a long time ago :-)
Nice obituaries Lone Wolf.
Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jnr, Malcolm X, thousands of others, not necessarily of political office have perished at the hands of the CIA-MI6-Secret Service for daring to awaken the fires in the bellies of the black man.
As Bob Marley sang – How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look.
Gaddafi’s brutal execution because he turned his back on the compliant Arab League, headed the African Union, gave generously building hospitals and water projects and tried to kick-into-touch the slave French Franc replacing it with a common gold dinar, ended any possibility of self reliance in Africa and kept the debt-slave western system intact. Nigeria, an American colony, put paid to Libya’s/Gaddafi’s vision, when they granted the American butchers a no-fly-zone.
How come it’s only (well nearly only ) African dictators who see ‘justice’ at the ICC?
I suppose any African Sovereign State that holds up another races prophet as their saviour deserves to be flogged. Walk into an African household and in the vast majority you’ll see images of Mohammed or Jesus Christ. Don’t these pitiful wretches have their own Images, like the Indians and Chinese? I think Haile Selassie was the last.
I wouldn’t mind seeing a food crisis where the rat African collaborators are stoned to death in the ensuing free for all and they rebuild from scratch.
Unindicted War Criminal Hillary and her disgusting statement regarding that murder.
@exile “Unindicted War Criminal Hillary.”
Unindicted by whom?
Lumumba was a friend of Malcolm X. Don’t forget Magafuli too.
Salaam Lonewolf,there was also Thomas Sankara,of Burkina Faso matured by the French via proxy agent.
“And how about the Saker Blog’s guest authors. Are they not just excellent?! Thank you so much guest authors!”
Cough, cough. Well, eh, I don’t get personal with them when I read them. They’re doing well, they’re growing. Reed flunked out and wrote in his last column that “life doesn’t exist” (see article “Toward a Theory of Impossibility: Column Upends Science”). Some write too long (one or two of the ladies). Batiushka is the house cat, never criticize him. They need harsh analysis of their articles. I like the author from Iran. The commenters are doing great; the translators are incomparably greater. They are very good translators (I used to dabble at translating and did some perfect ones, so I was told).
A small reminder. I have not yet had any submission from you to possibly post on the blog. Write a better one then :-)
(looking forward to doing some harsh analysis – just in too good a mood today)
Amaranth – if the Bioweapons “situation” becomes more centre-stage, I’d be happy to do a short presentation on this – having had “some past experience” in this area courtesy of UK MOD.
Thanks Phil S. Take a look over at the right-hand side panel and you will find Submission Guidelines. http://thesaker.is/submissions-policy/
More information was released by the Russian MoD in the last day or so – have not had time to take a look at it.
Thank you for the efforts that you and the staff volunteers continue to make to collate all the information. I find the format quite readable, and the comments by >most< of the contributors usually fleshes out the detail quite nicely.
It is sad to see that this blog has gathered a few 'useless eaters' onto itself but they too shall pass at some point. Keep heart!
I once suggested putting the best comment of the month/week up there (easier chance to be up there), synergy comment; the Saker knows better for sure.
We used to have a section where the best comment was selected. We also had sand boxes and so on. But, then we all lived through a plague and had to adjust so that we could maintain. We also have problems with just odious state department bans of most of all our friends. So, we cannot fight them because we will lose – strategic withdrawal in today’s language.
I have to acknowledge that whilst I find his articles interesting from a certain perspective, I am not overly keen on Ramin Mazaheri – I very much liked his series on the global financial system & central banking, currency etc. It had its flaws, as any extensive commentary on such a vast subject would, but it was very informative & well written. His series based around his book on the French Yellow Vests, I could write an essay myself of harsh critique of his efforts here, because he (in my humble opinion) just got the whole thing wrong. The main problem with him, or his work – not with him as a person, I don’t know the guy – is that his perspective is very strongly skewed by an implicit Marxist ideological framework. Now that is fine, he is entitled to his perspective, his ideological disposition, & his point of view generally – but it is lacking in objectivity & integrity. The manner in which he glorified Napoleon as a product of the French Revolution, which he also glorified, I found extremely distasteful because there was no hint of objective analysis whatsoever, he took what he liked, but left out a whole array of facts that went against his thesis as if they did not exist. I repeatedly, in the comments on some of these articles, mentioned the work of August Barruel on the French revolution, but Mazaheri ignored Barruel’s study as if it didn’t exist. The French Revolution was an Anglo-Masonic organised coup to overturn the French political system & its monarchy in revenge for their support of the American Revolution. The evidence for this is overwhelming, but Mazaheri simply ignored it & depicted the French Revolution as an authentic revolt of “the people” against tyranny, when it was nothing of the sort – & the evidence backs that up, not my opinion, the facts. So I’m not keen on his writing particularly, I find his depiction of Iran as problematic as well, I understand that if he is still an employee of Press TV that he can hardly be over critical, but he depicts Iran as some kind of socialist utopia, which it absolutely is not, it is not even close to being socialist in any sense of the word, & yet he would have readers believe that it is. And to me this is disingenuous, it is in fact, propaganda, in the negative sense. And I would not write this commentary if it wasn’t for the fact that I find it frustrating, because Mazaheri has the intelligence & the talent to do better, I read his stuff hoping that he will prove me wrong & show that I have an unfairly negative view of his work, but the more I read, the more disappointed I get. So that is my 5 cents on one of The Saker’s guest authors – but don’t get me wrong, I love this site, I really do, it is my first point of call whenever I switch my computer on & log on to the internet, I do not go a day without consulting it & reading articles & commentaries. The comments are just brilliant, despite the occasional troll, the comments are just a priceless part of what makes The Saker blog a brilliant site.
Well said !
What I miss from authors here (guest or not) is more structured writing. Dividing the text into sections with titles would be great. Almost all articles here are walls of text, many of them with long introductions before they enter the main topic. Ditto for Martyanov’s blog. OTOH, MoA and Larry Johnson are more to the point.
It should not be necessary for them (authors) to do that. There’s one here who does that, but he is/was the least clear of all. You’re saying that a good Intro. and a good conclusion are lacking. I had a problem with a column recently, which asked “what next”? I had to figure out that it was about “what next” from the title, and I had to really search and identify what the next thing was, and naturally what I found didn’t really satisfy the question. Amarynth may want to send a circular to all writers touching on this point. The clear Intro and the clear Conclusion are what is indispensable. The text can be wrong, it’s ok. The reader should not be trying to find out what the intention of the article is, and like you finally asking for sections with titles. The truth is that not all high schools teach how to write well and countries play a part. I can vouchsafe that in U.S. high schools English teachers teach about Intro-Text-Conclusion well and often. I came into an American high school when I was a Junior and the teacher who taught me this was the best teacher I ever had, because I didn’t have a clue coming in from overseas (had never been taught). .
There’s something perversely wrong with these western elected (many unelected ) Public Servants, yes public servants who draw a public pay cheque, but represent the interests of the 1%.
Most of these bought and paid for vermin/parasites confess that they enter into politics to make the world more just for the disenfranchised, when we all know it’s to line their own pockets, nestegg/retirements, revolving door directorships, climb that ladder no matter who gets trod on.
LIES whether direct or 2nd hand from their army of termite presstitutes/propaganda outlets are the glue that holds their shaky broken system together.
Still, this said, the greatest enemy of the people are the people themselves. Take one recent example, the cowardly little fuck who gunned down innocent/vulnerable children in Texas. Now if he had targeted the enemies of the people, the crooks/crime syndicates/bosses then he’d be a martyr/hero.
People, like sheep (sheep are way more independent ), need to be led, but not up shit-creek, which is where western scumbag politicians are leading us.
Is Putin dead my estranged wife asked me a few hours ago. I said yes, alas, Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin died in 1999 (looks blankly for no forthcoming explanation ). I think she must have read an article regarding President Putin’s body double in the trashy tabloids. We’re talking of a so-called professional legal mind here, so what hope for the Great Unwashed here in Europe to pick their way through, avoid the steady bombardment of LIES?
Some of us believe the cowardly little ‘please less gross word.. mod’ who gunned down children in Texas may be a product of mkultra.
There is a pattern to the mass school shootings. Eg, they always seem to have had had a “practice” lockdown a few weeks or days or hours in advance. Always happen just ahead of elections when the “democrats” are tanking .
And what about the local cops, who let the shooter walk through the front door carrying an ar15? And then stood outside listening to the rampage & did nothing for an hour and a half?
Law “enforcement” did nothing until the parents tried to storm the building to save their kids. Even then, it took an off duty fed cop who got a text from his teacher/wife asking for help while he was getting a haircut to save them with a rifle borrowed from his barber!
All the earmarks of a staged slaughter to rally the gun grabbers ahead of the midterm selection.
“She just told Olaf Scholz that he is a plagiarist.”
She hits hard and that’s hard itself. She should not have called him a plagiarist. She should have welcomed him instead!
There is zero reason to believe Scholz has changed his mind. There is no advantage to be gained here by pretending to be naive.
Its 20 years of arrogance and submission of weapons, personel and money from Germany to “the East-front).
There is no welcome anymore ever! Only contempt.
Germany is in an interesting position and it’s clear that part of what prevented outright hostilities breaking out in Ukraine was Angela Merkel, she would not have gone along with this US plan, and would have played the middle with the US and the Russians. In fact looking back that’s what she did, she made Germany more dependent on Russian energy and thereby reduced the possibility of outright conflict between Germany and Russia.
Scholz is stuck in a hard position, he is behaving like a US puppet lock, stock and barrel but wishes to give the view of independence mostly domestically. A real independent position would be more akin to what Israel is doing at the moment with refusing to provide lethal aid to Ukraine. At some point in the near future Russia is going to call NATO’s bluff directly by striking inside one of the Baltic states or even Finland and Germany will be forced to make a hard choice. I suspect they will fold and do nothing.
Russia is a natural ally for Germany and wishes to be so, why Germany is not transitioning to the new framework is an interesting question. One has to conclude that the German government is bought and paid for by the US/WEF, it’s ironic that these western countries have called out corruption in so many other countries, and it turns out , that the biggest corrupt governments are in fact the Western governments.
Scholz is involved in many scandals: Wirecard, Cum-Ex, Warburg bank, G20 riots in Hamburg…..
Very likely the CIA/NSA has truckloads of kompromat against him.
No need to buy a liver sausage that you can easily blackmail at will…….
Good points. However, I believe Israel’s “independent position” actually reflects more dependence than independence, that Israel thinks about its goals in Syria where Russia has a big say.
Germany has been inching towards Russia ever since Willy Brandt. The Trans-Siberian pipeline in the 1980s, the retreat of the USSR in 1989, the divestiture of republics from the USSR in 1991, the expansion of the EU, the Nordstream 1, the Yamal pipeline, NS2, are all different components of a greater and greater integration of Germany (and its colonies) with Russia. The USA has tried to economically harness this process while neutering its ability to be independent of US control, hence the expansion of NATO and most importantly the placement of US weapon systems in the ‘cordon sanitaire’ that the USA has built (the Baltic midgets, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria) between Russia and Germany, precisely to be able to cut off gas pipelines, disrupt Russia-Germany trade, and hold a nuclear knife at Russia’s throat.
Germany and Russia have been working to try to get the USA out of Europe, Russia more overtly, Germany more covertly by enabling Russia to concentrate on advanced weapons production. It is very clear that Russia since 1989 has retreated to focus on core-competencies (energy and weapons) that are complementary to Germany, while opening eastern europe and Russia to German manufacturing without competition.
In the end it is very clear that the USA is going to be pushed out of Europe, likely before the end of Biden’s term. There is simply no way the US ‘security umbrella’ is credible in Europe any longer in regards to Russia. It is Russia and only Russia which has the ability to give Europe the energy and security it requires.
USA has lost its two most important vassals (China and EU) in a very short span of time, something that has been in the plans by the other players for decades. Hopefully the USA will turn its attention inward and reform its severely ailing society now that it has no vassals to provide it with tribute.
Well, if Biden live up to the end of his term…or go meet Abraham or Satan before that end…
@pelayo, a couple of points.
1. “Germany has been inching towards Russia ever since Willy Brandt.” For centuries, what’s scared the hell out of the City of London (the 1 sq. mile of bankers HO’s) is the union of the Ruskies’ manpower & natural resources with the Germans’ capital & technology. This goes as far back to Elizabeth I (1558 -1603) sending trade emissaries to seek an exclusive trading agreement with Russia, even before the establishment of ‘the City’!
2. Given the pattern of the US to cut & run after military conflicts e.g Vietnam, A’stan & Iraq (where its taking limited IRGC attacks without the ability to retaliate) is sending Europe a message that the US can’t be trusted as an ally.
3. You: “In the end it is very clear that the USA is going to be pushed out of Europe, likely before the end of Biden’s term.”
Its obvious from posturing & public statements that Biden will be largely blamed for the Dems’ November Midterm wipe-out & replaced with VP Harris.
– Gas is is now $5.13/gal in Hawaii; $4.69/gal on the E. Coast ($3.83 in 2019)
– Diesel is over $6 which is primarily used for bulk transport, esp. food
– Baby Formula shortage adds to the woes
– Shipping container costs went from $700 to $8,500 (back in 2021). The shipping companies are largely privately owned – but “they all play golf together” (wink, wink!)
– Food prices have spiked. Every year wage rises (if there are any) don’t equal increases in the cost of living it is effectively a wage cut as people’s purchasing power is diminished
– To contain inflation, interest rates are creeping up, meaning people paying off loans have even less disposable income (small businesses e.g. the self-employed, cafes & restaurants – not fast food chains – will be the worst affected
– The middle class is being eliminated by stealth.
– All of this opens the door for Trump 2024 and further polarization of the American polity
My best estimate is the US will be pushed out of Asia by 2025 & Europe by 2030 (assuming the European elite have any sense of self-preservation) well after the end of Biden’s term.
The Eurasian Project under the auspices of the Russia-China double helix, i.e. Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU), the Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO) & the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) must succeed for the sake of all of humanity.
Over the following two decades (2030-2050) it will become the Afro-Eurasian Project still steered by the Russia-China economic model, i.e. stae-directed development, which is the true meaning of Globalization, i.e. trade for mutual benefit of countries rather than what the world has suffered since 1991, which has been Globalism, i.e. the domination of the world’s 207 nations by just the one joint-nation the UK-US “Special Relationship”.
Biden won’t be replaced by Harris. The only reason they’ve let Dementia Joe last this long is because they have nobody in line to replace him. Harris the Ho is too stupid. If Vodka Nancy wasn’t too drunk, they’d have taken Dementia Joe out with the 25th & plane crashed the Ho by now.
How come negotiations are back on the table after all the threats and determination to cripple Russia? How soon some forget all the bullying and brave talk from all of them, including Germany? Where is the predictions that Russia will be bogged down in a war for years?
Over the past decades I have never seen Germany working with Russia, but what I have seen is USA working with Germany to get rid of Russia. The arming of Ukraine, the Baltics. Missiles and troops to Russia’s borders must have been a peace mission, right?
Merkel was a CIA operative, and so is Braerbrock and actually most of them in Europe. It was an agreed collaborative effort to destroy Russia. Drunk CIA owned Boris Yeltsin and by defacto Russia, appointed quiet unassuming Vladimir Putin to put down the checnian uprising.
He then made the biggest mistake for the West in naming Putin as his successor. That was the greatest thing that he did for not only Russia, but for the rest of the world, who lives under the subjugation of the white racist ” international community”.
Yes the EU is a vassal of the United States, but do not contaminate China with that word. China will never ever be a party to either the EU, Israel or USA.
That relationship is strictly trade. Nevermind that the west will steal trillions from them. I know they can afford it.
China’s strongest friend is Russia, not because of constant western lies and threats. It is a friendship deep in the heart and souls of both their people.
China’s friends include the Palestinian people, Pakistan, Indonesia and many more in Africa and south and Central America.
They don’t have to rely on bullying, cohesion, threats to get countries to join the” coalition of the willing”. Incidentally, these countries are also Russia’s friends.
The begging has already started and will intensify, but of course it will somehow be made to seem like you won. Our fate depends entirely on how much Russia is prepared to forgive. I hope they don’t for I have never seen any contrition from the west that killed millions all over the world.
Israel shoes independence because it pulls the strings of the puppet.germany is under occupation.
Wef has infiltrated the German government too.
“Leaders” from France & Germany + US secretaries are calling President Putin & Co. These western ignorants who repeatedly betrayed their own electorate are out of touch from realty. I can’t understand why Russian leaders are wasting precious time talking to political buffoons from Europe and the USA?
Its because they view Europeans with their high disposable incomes as a market for energy & base resources, in the case of Russia, and manufactured exports in the case of China.
No disrespect, Habtamu, think in the long term.
@ quasi verbatin,
You tell: so expect a Long War.
No. Ukranian army will have soon no more amo, fuel ands tanks. These lines of resistance are fading away. It is not only the Ukrainian army that is collapsing but also the CIA’s proxy control structure around Ze. Empty words will not be enough to fill the real power vacuum. Food supply, energy, public budget, these are the concrete problems of Ukraine. After the delirium of propaganda and the tremendous success of the first wave of migration to the EU, the return to reality may be painful. After the billions of weapons, tens of billions of credits will be needed every quarter so that the population does not die of cold and hunger. Who will pay? Von des Leyen? Macron? Scholz? Duda? Uncle Sam? The Brits? The war will end because nobody wants it anymore.
The leaders of the EU and the USA will have to face the catastrophe they have caused. Soon there will be massive unrest at home.
The Long War is global and will escalate. Ukraine is but a little introduction.
How do you think the war party will respond in 2023 ?
Another big war where there is still something to plunder. In Africa, reactivate the jihadist arc that the French have failed to maintain. The collection of arms by NATO is surely stored in the Balkans to feed this new conflict in preparation.
But the dire domestic situation will not be solve by that tricks.
How the western proletariat respond to the coming depression in the Autumn of 2022 could have a major bearing on how the war parties respond in 2023.
They’ll be most reluctant having borne the brunt of the fallout of their country’s war against Russia (when the reality of the lies are exposed/hit home) for their elected (many unelected ) representation to engage in more futile wars.
The Empire’s weakening, in freefall, time’s not on its side. Sovereign nations have alternatives/choices to the debt-based slave monetary system.
Russia has turned/reversed western goals for it back onto them. Screw dollar hegemony.
@ Exile on May 29, 2022 · at 12:46 pm EST/EDT
The Long War is global and will escalate. Ukraine is but a little introduction.
It is global in scope, given the “Collective West” is targeting Russia. I believe, however, the cowardly West would like to keep it geographically localized in Ukraine, for now. The Syrian file remains open for a larger conflict, Erdogan might try to exploit Russia’s commitment in Ukraine to get NATO involved in Syria, adding another front to Battlefield Ukraine.
Difficult, but not impossible.
The West may try to get involved in Ukraine directly, to keep the delusion of “victory” going for as long as they can, but it won’t last. They are afraid of an escalation that might stress Russia to the point Comrade Sarmat may pay them a visit, and they have nothing to welcome it.
About the War Party in 2023, let’s wait until the election results, we might have a better way to gage, not the direction, the direction is always war, but the intensity of their commitment.
Thanks for the response. What concerns me is the War Party in Washington is making big bucks off the Ukraine conflict. As long as they suffer no harm, the war party will tend to escalate and/or expand.
Maybe 2023 wil See efforts to destabilize the ‘stans or the Caucasus or even something as insane as OstPrußen.
For certain, the War Party will continue to feed arms into whatever is left of the Kiev Regime. They’ll bleed Ukraine white and take their 10% cut on all aid.
Elections ceased to matter some time ago. The War Party is embedded in both parties – Tom Cotton for example.
Finally, the proles in the US will be left to starve and sleep under highway bridges. If they get uppity, the Police will simply massacre them. Don’t expect any change coming from the Proles. The middle class is too debt burdened to act to save themselves. And the Elites all have second passports and overseas ‚vacation‘ homes. They‘ll milk the underclass dry.
Europe is a whole other matter. There will be some be demands from the people in Eurooe come Springtime. after a winter of being cold and counting Pennies the Euro proles and middle classes will be rather active
The long war is global? If you mean that Russia’s allies far out number western threats, then yes. In the event they decide to rise up and “escalate,” is the worst thing that could happen to the empire.
Whatever “war party” is in place after 2022 remains to be seen. After a year of it’s citizens being cut off their energy and food, through a long cold winter will create vivd memories. That will help determine who can call themselves the ‘war party.’
Btw way Serbia has brokered it’s own energy deal with Russia. That’s one sign of de-escalation isn’t it?
It’s only a matter of time before others follow and the ‘house’ crumbles.
I think you are are completely wrong.
All this is orchastrated. This war is not native.
The powers moving their pieces care not for the welfare of Americans or Ukrainians.
They will have us pay every price to further their goals
This current war serves as a testing ground. A way to slaughter neo nazis and deplete western stockpiles
It will turn into a global conflict with the world already nicely divided into two opposing camps.
This is the beginning of the second horseman of the apocalapse.
Go with God
As someone pointed out above, this is becoming a war nobody in the West wants. I believe we have already reached that threshold in the United States.
I believe the intelligence agencies and the Pentagon are the most keen to ending this round of fighting. The Pentagon is in a tricky position as a large part of its power/credibility both at home and abroad comes from its apparent invincibility and world class military both personnel and weapons.
Western weapons are not providing the edge or even the base effectiveness that was advertised, the much vaunted ISR/Satelltte/Special Ops are not stopping the Russian advance in eastern Ukraine. This is dangerous for the Pentagon as it will embolden other rivals to test the US military with kinetic retaliations that the US military may be forced to respond with using boots on the ground. Iran is a good example both via the SRBM strikes on the “abandoned” US base that had something to do with Israel as well as the purported cruise missile attack on the Saudi oil facilities.
There is also the fact that once Russia wraps up the Eastern Ukraine there is going to be a confrontation over Odessa and the Black Sea most likely a confrontation which will require Russia to engage Western ISR platforms as well as supply lines into Odessa. You may actually see the U.S abandon militarily Ukraine before the Odessa confrontation. My sense is that this is what Zelensky and the Ukrainian military leadership fear the most hence why Zelensky is constantly out there asking for re-assurance and for new weapons systems which make little difference on the battlefield. That is why you get the endless visits by Western politicians, it’s meant to reassure the Ukrainian military leadership that the US will back them up.
If the Ukrainian military leadership senses they will be abandoned militarily by the United States, that may the straw that breaks the camels back and you may see mass surrenders. I believe this may become clear in the battle for Odessa if Western ISR platforms are struck by the Russians and the US does not respond in a meaningful manner. The Ukrainians sure bungled this round as Putin was offering them basically to stay in power at the start of the hostilities, just no NATO at the moment, they could have played a Finland like strategy.
@dog184 “this is becoming a war nobody in the West wants”. Almost nobody maybe. For just a few in the West, war is a profitable business as long as the destruction is in someone else’e country. Those who will charge Ukraine billions for weapons and take a cut of 10-20% surely want war to last forever, even if Ukrainians run out before the weapons.
The Texas School Massacre the other day will be a mind controlled incident if one looks hard enough.
Its timing and location is too convenient to be chance.
Guns have been around for centuries yet these massacres have only materialized in the past 35 years when certain elite entities want to assert control and suppress the rights of ordinary people.
And the only seem to happen in English speaking countries and one or 2 EU countries.
Look to Tavistock in London as being the source.
The Buffalo “shooting” was a PSYOP orchestrated for the purpose of suppressing the media coverage of the Azovstal surrender. The Texas school “shooting” is a PSYOP orchestrated for the purpose of suppressing media coverage of the heavy Ukraine losses in the Donbass.
These psychopaths are sicker than even I thought.
The Dems will need something on the scale of 9/11 within the next few months to offset the fallout from the Ukrainian capitulation.
Not exactly. The Empire of Evil does not have to suppress what’s going in Ukraine since most of the Americans could not care less about what is going on there. The real goal of the two massacres in the US was to push the democrats’ agenda for abolishing the second amendment (2A). Once the democrats disarm the US citizens then the real “transformation/reset” (read enslaving) of the USA will start. Just look at the enslaved countries such as Australia and New Zealand. There was also a staged mass shooting (“attack” on a mosque, how convenient!) in New Zealand that led to disarming the New Zealanders. To see evil, one must think like evil, The trash from WEF are indeed the true evil that is pushing all of what has been going on in the world since 2019. This evil won’t stop until its head is cut off.
There is very little gun culture iin new zealand. Just like there is little gun culture in UK and majority of the countries.
when guns and cannons were the main weapons in the world a militia having guns made some sense.
Modern armament with APS, grenade launchers, rockets, helicopters , drones will make quick mincemeat of any civillian militia.
You are talking nonsense. Children were killed. 19 of them. If it’s a psyop it failed because this boy also shot his grandmother.
You don’t seem to realise there are videos of the parents pleading with the police to do something. Being tasered while they protested.
This was real. Children died. Maybe go to Uvalde and tell them it was not real to the grieving parents. The US is sick to the core. Deal with it.
Liza, a bit of education for you. A psyop does not mean fake. Psyop is short for psychological operation.
Some psyops are false flags ie the Christchurch mosque, the Orlando nightclub, Boston marathon, and Sandy Hook (and many others). No one died, they were faked. They don’t have to be real, just look real for the TV watching zombies.
Then other psyops do have real shooters, either mind controlled patsies who are to be set up and caught or killed for the TV audience, or ice cold pros that are allowed to escape.
Some have a combination ie Port Arthur where an actual assassin did the murdering while ASIO (and other agencies) agents set up the patsy.
So Brandon was not talking nonsense
Mass shooting PSYOPS can be totally staged hoaxes, or they can be real shootings by a brainwashed Manchurian assassin, or they can be real shootings by assassins that are blamed on a patsy. So even if you think people actually died (which I don’t), it doesn’t mean it wasn’t a PSYOP.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the same crisis actors were used in both shootings. That’s how dumb they think the American public is. (Which of course they are)
Liza, they’re not saying the shooting didn’t happen. They’re saying it happened on purpose. The 18 year old that shot them — while the cops stood by & did nothing– was likely a product of the CIA’s mkultra mind control program
The school shootings follow the same pattern, over & over. The “psy-op” is the reason they are made to happen — to rally the “gun grabbers” to vote to kill the 2nf amendment
The only reason the US didn’t lock up its citizens in concentration camps & forcibly jab us, as in New Zealand, Canada, etc, is because we can, and will, defend ourselves.
The Ukrainian law n°7214 provides for the expropriation of the pro-Russians and deprives of citizenship the refractory to the mobilization and those who fled abroad.
Very clearly, big uncle is trying to make Ukraine a black hole for Europe and Russia. This is the moment for a military coup that will keep the Poles out of Ukraine. The end of hostilities after the capture of the Donbass and the voluntary abandonment of the Black Sea coast is the best that the Ukies can still hope for. If they let Ze in power Ukraine will disappear as a state. The Russians could very well take over a larger piece of it than expected with the help of the Chinese for the reconstruction.
A few more months of hostility will allow the process of civil unrest in the West to mature. The first step will be the sidelining of the globalists who hold a unipolar world. Then a process of reconstruction can begin again. But the power will have faded away and will not come back.
Well, nothing precise, but these are the main lines of what is ahead of us. With perhaps more destruction, but it is inevitable.
So, if the EU politicians say the world is unipolar, they are bad, but if they say the world is multipolar, they are bad too. Huh?
A person’s thinking does not, cannot turn on a dime. Even a person not conflicted by someone else having kompromat on them does not, cannot quickly or easily switch over from one mode of thinking (e.g., unipolarity) to another mode of thinking (e.g., multipolarity). Old habits die hard. Moreover, few have a Road to Damascus moment, a “come to Jesus moment,” especially when they are already deep in the hurly-burly of family and career.
Zakharova alerts that Russian leadership have been ruminating on multipolarity for going on 30 years. They have a head start on nearly everyone else. Their famous contingency planners have been peering into the mists of future alignments to discern lineaments and to conduct offline experiments with potential inter-nation architectures. Glazyev in finance comes to mind. Russians have a mind for architectonics. One sees it in their art.
By virtue of their intense labors, their auto-didactic learning under hardships many, Russian leadership already have authority in global affairs far in excess of their numbers and of their colleagues at other nations. I think this is Zakharova’s primary illumination round. Has any other country in positions of leadership people of the refinement of Putin, Lavrov, Shoigu, Zakharova, and Gerasimov? That constellation of personalities is a rare coincidence in the firmament of the nations’ history. Such as they are attract staffs of high quality and inspire generations of capable builders. Furthermore, they are fun to watch operate.
…any other country in positions of leadership of the refinement…
…constellation of personalities…
…fun to watch…
I do so agree with every word of this. Thank you.
And thank them.
It was a while i read some comment by Auslander who is more or less in the eye of the hurricane. I hope he and hos family are fine. Any news anybody?
Esteemed Scholz is not an isolated example> “In 2015, researchers collaborating at the VroniPlag Wiki reviewed von der Leyen’s 1991 doctoral thesis and alleged that 43.5% of the thesis pages contained plagiarism, and in 23 cases citations were used that did not verify claims for which they were given.” (and That’s from the nice watered down wiki run by and for U no who.)
Naturally enough, a gynecologist is well suited for job of el presidente of Eu Commission…check out the CV.
Not only Good Lady von der Leyen… Interesting >https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/20407226/bidens-dissertation.pdf https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/12/the-contradictions-and-conceptual-errors-of-jill-bidens-garbage-dissertation/
I have graded English 1A term papers and essays… Good Lady Jill’s “dissertation” impresses me less than many of the papers I graded as “C”. (well, you have to pass at least a few students)
People, many people, imagine the Good Lady is a Doctor of Medicine…and this is seldom corrected.
Still, she deserves some award hanging around old senile groper creepy Joe. She’s served under him for many decades.
Voenkor Kitten Z
Military expert Boris Rozhin with a brief summary of the results of the operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine as of 21.20 May 29, 2022, specially for the Voenkor Kotenok Z @voenkorKotenok channel :
Fighting in the area of Novoluganskoye and at the Uglegorsk TPP.
Fighting is going on in the Klinovoe area. The liberated settlements switched to the republican supply.
Fighting in the Pilipchatino area, which is located in a semi-encirclement.
The section of the road between Artemovsk and Soledar is also under fire from Russian artillery. Artillery and rocket strikes continue to be carried out on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the city area.
Fighting at Stryapovka and Novaya Kamenka.
There are battles near Belogorovka, Nagorny and Berestovoye.
The Soledar-Lysichansk highway is subjected to heavy fire impact. Losses of the APU when using this route are growing. The enemy uses up to two BTGs to try to push our troops back to Lipovoe and Vasilievka.
A little less than half of Kamyshevakha has been cleared. Fighting is going on near the western outskirts of Toshkovka and in Ustinovka. Attempts by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to return part of the positions in Toshkovka were not successful.
Fighting continues in Zolote. The enemy is still holding the cut.
Fighting in the city, where our troops entered after taking the Mir Hotel area and the bus station. The enemy never received an order to retreat from the city. Fights – in residential areas, the industrial zone will obviously be left for later.
The group’s communications in Severodonetsk are disrupted, and normal communication with Lisichansk is associated with losses.
There are fights in the area of Voronovo, Borovskoye and Metelkino. Lisichansk is not yet stormed.
The slow advance north of Avdiivka and the fighting in the industrial area continue.
There are also battles near Krasnogorovka, Novoselka-2, as well as on the southern outskirts of New York. A rapid pace of advancement is not expected here, since, in fact, echeloned fortified areas are being hacked.
After occupying Krasny Liman, the RF Armed Forces are clearing the adjacent forests north of the Seversky Donets.
The positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being processed north of Slavyansk and in the Raygorodok area. The enemy notes preparations for a strike by the RF Armed Forces on Seversk in order to cut off the only road along which the Severodonetsk grouping can fully retreat if it decides to leave Lisichansk and Severodonetsk in an organized manner. Seversk is actively preparing for defense.
Positional battles in the area of Kamyshevakhi, Dolgenkiy, Kurulka.
Fighting is going on in the Bogorodichny area in order to capture Svyatogorsk in order to encircle or force the APU group holding Svetogorsk to retreat.
The enemy expects an early resumption of the offensive of the Izyum grouping on Slavyansk or Barvenkovo. The grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was reinforced by forces withdrawn from the Kharkov direction and transferred from Dnepropetrovsk.
Positional battles on the line Cossack Lopan-Liptsy-Ternovoe-Rubezhnoye. Attempts by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to advance in this direction ended in heavy losses (especially in the Ternovoye area), after which the hostilities again took on a positional character. The plans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to push the Russian troops to the border failed, limiting themselves to the occupation of several villages on the outskirts of Kharkov and north of Chuguev. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are clearly not planning active offensive actions near Kharkov at this stage, limiting themselves to holding down actions.
The attack attempt of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Davydov Brod area ended in much the same way as the attack attempt in the Gulyai-Pole area – the strike group came under artillery and aviation fire and suffered heavy losses. The fighting took on a positional character. Nevertheless, the enemy clearly plans to continue probing the possibility of advancing northwest of Kherson from Krivoy Rog and Nikopol, where armored vehicles and artillery are being accumulated. We can expect an intensification of hostilities in this area in the coming weeks.
Odessa, Nikolaev, Maryinka, Ugledar, Gulyaipole, Velyka Novoselovka – no changes.
From “his lips to God’s ears”:
Where should Russian troops stop? Ex-commander of the Russian Airborne Forces, Colonel General Georgy Shpak: If at least one square meter of land remains under the rule of the current Kyiv regime, it will immediately be stuffed with weapons, and from there they will start shooting at Russia, shooting at Russians. This fascist threat is like a cancer: it can spread further and further. It must be completely destroyed.
In the Soviet Union, they put an end to Banderaism, and Russia will also put an end to it. We have nowhere to go. We are at war with fascism, and not only Ukrainian, not for life, but for death. Or we them, or they us. The truth is on our side. We will win, but we must muster courage and patience. https://t.me/dimsmirnov175/33899
The evolution of the column headings of the British newspaper The Telegraph:
February 24: “Putin’s bloody reign has come to an end”
April 3: “Russia is losing to the West in its own game”
April 21: “Putin’s War Failed, But It Could Have Been Worse”
May 5: “Humiliated Russia loses an epochal battle”
May 12: “Victory over Putin will cost us a high price”
May 26: “Putin is about to win a shocking victory”
Here is the video on consortium news that has the recorded conversation of nuland in 2014. It’s quite telling:
While multipolarity now is the fact of inter-nation relations — has it ever been otherwise in fact? — I feel a particular three-way multipolarity as especially emergent and consequential, namely, as between India, USA, and Russia: the wise, the pure, and the strong.
One wonders at my sanity putting USA in that company. It is a legitimate question. Here is my answer:
The Jewish-Anglican-Vatican gang riding US schools and governments are self-installed, do not represent America or Americans. They are being shown the door.
Among great powers today, only three have internal multivariance by way of race, ethnicity, and religion: India, USA, and Russia. The strength of their domestic multivariance, specifically, gives these three nations — I call them Three Brothers — seminal authority in the affairs of nations altogether. I think, for example, of the matter of keeping global comms open, fair, secure, and free of obstacles (gates and fences).
How this tripolar seminal authority works out in practice, we shall see. Each speaks for all? Only consensus decides? I do not know. However, their strong domestic multivariance puts these three — India, USA, Russia — in brotherly order because their multivariance IS authority and authority is one and the same everywhere on the earth. Who has wisdom, purity, and strength has authority.
Not India, Reverend.
1. the British Raj left India saddled with economically inefficient state owned monopolies
2. The Indian middle class see themselves as the successors to the British East India Co. – not its victims, sadly.
It will be a Russia-China integrated Europe-Asia (Eurasia) and eventually Afro-Eurasia (Harold Mackinder’s ‘Heartland Theory’ : whoever controls the World Island, controls the world) on the one hand & the UK-US vassal states, Canada, Australia, NZ, Japan, S Korea, & UK territorial possessions, on the other.
Arkona – Oi, To Ne Vecher
Пелагея – Ой, да не вечер
One song two versions, both equally beautiful in their own way.
One bring tears to my eyes the other a smile on my face, you will understand which is which when you listen to them.
I wish you all a good Sunday and a big Thank You to the mods.
Yesterday, I posted a celebratory announcement by Razam Kadyrov re: the fall of Severodonetsk. I also cautioned against Kadyrov’s “magnification” of events, which was also commented by Colonel Cassad, whose statement about fake and phony triumphalism I also posted.
What I could gather about the situation in Severodonetsk from yesterday to today is still sketchy, but made me reflect on my comments on Kadyrov. As per “RIA Novosti” narrative of the situation, what Kadyrov might have been referring to was the breaking of the line of contact and the approaching of the closing of the Severodonetsk cauldron, cutting off the three bridges that connect Severodonetsk to Lisichansk, destroying one, disabilitating another, and taking control of a third one.
It doesn’t mean Severodonetsk is taken, but the boiler is either closed or about to. The rest is mopping up. Given the Mariupol et al experience, Severodonetsk might fall in the next week or so. The AFU was not given an order to retreat, now the retreat will be more difficult, and without tanks and artillery, there are no bridges to take them through. Their best option is looking more like a surrender.
There is a lot lost in translation from Kadyrov’s original statement to us, and his statement was posted incomplete and reinterpreted by different media outlets. We don’t know exactly what he meant, but now I doubt it he was referring to the fall of Severodonetsk, but the breakthrough in closing the cauldron.
If anyone has more information about the events there, please share them. Thanks.
Map of the special operation of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine on 29.05.2022
I found a few twits re: Severodonetsk with Russian soldiers inside, probably the outskirts.
Yeah, not to worry Lone Wolf … lots of mopping up and lots of war fog.
But to the true Kadryov said this directly: “That’s it! Severodonetsk is under our full control. The fascists have been defeated. All their positions have been destroyed. The city has been liberated. The inhabitants can breathe easy. From now on, they are no longer threatened by anything.
This is simply a brilliant result, which was achieved by our fighters under the leadership of our dear brother, Apta Alaudinov, Assistant to the Head of the Chechen Republic for the security bloc, in close cooperation with all the forces of the LNR Ministry of Defense and People’s Militia.
I will not hide the fact that it was originally planned to liberate Severodonetsk in a week, but today I made adjustments and set the task of taking control of the city in three days. In the end, our fighters did it even faster – in three hours. All of the Bandera units shamefully fled Severodonetsk as soon as they learned that fighters from the Chechen Republic had begun mopping up the city. This is not what I am saying. The prisoners who were captured by our special forces confess to this.
I congratulate everyone on the excellent result! I express my sincere gratitude to all the fighters who carried out the task! WELL DONE! Of course, we do not intend to stop there. We will continue to hunt for bandera fighters and shaitans! More great news coming soon!
just returned from Severodonetsk. Severodonetsk is ours.
The guardsmen of the brigade commander Tashkent are working. In the video, a destroyed Ukrainian tank stands in the arch of a residential building, from where it fired at a residential building opposite. https://t.me/vicktop55/4220
Wtf is happening here. Two months ago Russian forces were about to run out of amunition, we were told by our media. The Rusian soldiers were hungry and did not have fuel. Just a week ago a Danish reporter was standing in Kharkov and telling us that Zelenski did not want to negotiate with the Russians, because of the Ukrainian forces having the initiative.
It seems the fog of war lifted and exposed the fog of stupidity – happens sometimes.
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It looks life the Azov nazi leaders built themselves comfortable quarters in the tunnels under Azovstal:
Curious details from military correspondents from the depths of “Azostal”
The leaders of the Nazi “Azov” hid from shelling and their brothers in the “luxury” bomb shelters of “Azovstal”.
investigators are finding health records of many children organs quality and health evaluated …plus names addresses of parents .. very very sinister indeed .. what happened to both children and parents more mass graves to be found or buried deep in the works??
Wars in the 20th and now in the 21st century were fought with the idea to crush the enemy as fast as possible with all the power you have. When you do it half way, like Russia is doing it now because they want few civilian casualties certainly deserves respect, yet it’s a mistake. War is an horror but when one decides to do I there must be no pity. To crush Ukraine must have been done in a week. Now nearly a month later, the US has been able to study all the Russian weaknesses and mistakes, yes Russia is winning ans the US knows it. But Russia as the military power it is supposed to be, has shown weaknesses. It will not be lost in the eyes of the pentagon. As far as the Europeans are concerned No-one should even consider their opinion. This is a chess game between the 2 strongest military powers on earth. Russia is winning in Ukraine indeed, but 3 months against corrupted fools does not show well. Yes, they want to call it a police operation and save civilians, but in reality, it’s war and when you start one, you crush the enemy and only then you think about civilians.
Oh dear – another one!
Please explain how this is a mistake when, Russia is grinding up (and capturing) several years worth of Western weapons supplies during a time when logistics markets are in turmoil and supply is highly uncertain.
Please explain how this is a mistake when; the Ruble is the best performing currency of 2022 and most of the European Union is now buying petroleum products in Rubles. Let’s also examine how within the first quarter Russia has already achieved 50% of the income budgeted from petroleum products – please explain that ‘mistake’?
Please explain how this is a mistake when; the vast majority of countries in the world rejected the sanctions, supported Russia either overtly or tacitly and continued to do business. Did you know that Russian weapons companies are choc-a-bloc with orders after seeing how well they’ve performed? Surely that too is a mistake!
Please explain how you rule over a land full of pissed off peasants? Worked really well for the USA in Afghanistan and Iraq – didn’t it? But those ‘weren’t’ mistakes – were they?
Please explain how this is a mistake when; Russia now has ample examples of US weapons to test, gained substantial experience in fighting a US trained army, and has tested new and modernized versions of current Russian weaponry? You do understand – I hope – that experience in war is gained in the ‘here and now’ and that future wars change the dynamics so not all the experience transfers – that Maginot Line (WW1) worked so well in WW2 – much better than that silly tank sweep through the Ardennes ever could have!
I no longer wonder if the schools teach critical thinking.
One must realize Russian experts have plan…SMO-404 is merely a small part of plan…think long term strategy, set emotion aside. Meantime, day by day, nazis in 404 and in AZE lose power…
Smashing people and their property and factories is usually a way to make them fight…while arresting brigands and nazis is rational, and inclines decent people to applaud justice and peace. Both contain elements of violence, but which is better?
Emotional arguments only muddle important and moral strategy and policy choices. It may be assumed that the military experts in Russia have a clear idea of the global dimension of a total global world war, and of how they must create a politically decent outcome…. Naturally this may be a disagreeable atomic outcome, or something more agreeable…and perhaps Russia and Eurasia may be ruined and defeated…we shall see.
(Stumpy won’t take bets against Russia and China winning)
OMG another ‘concern troll’.
Listen up: Russia is using 10 -15% of it’s manpower. It’s not using it’s A team or it’s most destructive weapons.
It does not want to do total annihilation as the Zios do. It needs and wants to preserve civilian lives and civil structures.
Luckily for the Ukranian civilians, even the rabidly Russophobic ones, Russia does care for them. If you were in charge there would be 20 million dead non-combatants. Russian military is not the criminal and careless US military.
If Russia wanted to it could, as you say, “crush” Ukraine in a day, Europe in a week.
We must all hope that we never see the totality of Russia’s destructive power because believe me there would be hundreds of millions dead.
Hope this cleared the fog for you.
however.. more civilians killed in Donetsk yesterday I do wishbthose ukops firing sites could be dealt with now. Would be a big morale booster at least. more than 700 civilians killed recently plus injured . 1500+ military …let alone damages.
Can someone tell me who did the video on the May 28th Sitrep? I assume he is an OSINT analyst, but his Telegram handle says MoD. Certainly he isn’t with the Russian Ministry of Defense?
He did a great job. I just want to confirm he’s an independent analyst.
Thanks in advance for any answers.
Zel-baby’s declarations have as much punch as the annoited president of Venezuela, Juan Guano, or the mousy little housewife “Juanita”, appointed President of Belarus.. Their invisible presence will be the fate of the pygmy from UA, as soon as his usefullness is finished..
“The Russian armed forces arrested Canadian General Trevor Cadieu in Mariupol on the night of 2-3 May 2022. He is currently in Moscow awaiting to stand trial.
General Trevor Kadier was apparently not on a mission for his government, but was in charge of biolaboratory No. 1, with 18 staff working under his command.
The National Pulse reported that Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, and Christopher Heinz, John Kerry’s son-in-law, had organized subcontracting arrangements for Ukrainian research laboratories through their firm Rosemont Capital, on behalf of the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
The Chinese Foreign Ministry revealed that the United States operates 336 biological and chemical weapons research laboratories abroad.
The Security Council held a meeting on this matter on March 11, 2022.”
The guest authors are indeed excellent!
The Saker is my first port of call to be relished on a grey wet wintry morning here, as I drink the first of many cups of espresso.
For all those in the Northern Hemisphere, enjoy your summertime!
Some videos for today.
More and more Kiev regime soldiers are refusing to fight:
Kiev regime positions are getting hit hard, endlessly:
Awards for courage and heroism during the recent battle to liberate Krasny Liman were given out:
Russian Ka-52 strikes:
Ukrainian POW tells his story:
Really great news if true:
Just returned from Severodonetsk. Severodonetsk is ours.
The guardsmen of the Tashkent brigade commander are working.
We are waiting for official information about the capture of Severodonetsk
Important interview that explains the way the CIA operated in Ukraine for decades. It will be difficult to purge them all out. But it can and must be done:
The CIA – 70 years in Ukraine
“A nine minute segment from Part 2 of Doug Valentine’s The CIA As Organized Crime. For 70 years the CIA has been working to undermine and occupy Ukraine to bring down Russia using such things as paramilitaries, right wing Nazi groups, corrupt politicians and businessmen, coups, and warfare in the eastern Ukraine region of the Donbass.”
And an important article on how the US set up NATO to gain world dominance. For that reason if for no other it must be dismantled:
NATO: The Founding Lie
Russia’s second phase is nearing its end, but there is 53 billion American dollars (minus that thieved by all the gangsters and parasites in its path) are on the way in weapons.
What Russia is slowly waking to is what the Wests real religion is, self-righteous hypocrisy. And Ukraine as a student practices it in spades We hear of Ukrainians right to self-determination at the same time that the Donbass cannot self-determine?
The Russians must make it very painful for Europe to keep supporting the Americans. Destruction of Ukrainians rail infrastructure all the way west from the new regions borders and an attack on Odessa to draw Ukraine/American efforts.
Warn those supplying Poland with Russian gas that they will be shut-off if they continue to do so.
Russia must always look forward as a chess player to what the great Satan State has next in its bag of tricks.
“So, the eurocrats are beginning to preach polycentrism to hijack, pirate, and take ownership of the message. It’s an old old tactic”
Exactly. This hypocrise will be their next step. Deep State has captured every ideology and movement. Only very naive people don’t want to see it.
One of the topics discussed by MK Bhadrakumar this morning in relation to Ukraine is the Polish move to expropriate part of western Ukraine, which has been outed by the Russian intelligence services, much to the ire of the US and Poland, and which seems to be moving forward in a coordinated manner.
What surprised me most is the sheer size of the territory in question, from which flows the geopolitical ramifications:
“A reclamation of lost territories in western Ukraine (estimated to be 178000 sq. kms) would make Poland much larger than Germany — exceeding 500,000 sq. kms as against Germany’s 357, 588 sq. kms. The geopolitical implications are far too profound to be overstated — to name a few, EU’s future, Germany’s rise, Europe’s autonomy, German-Russian relations, Russia’s security.”
Report from Severodonetsk
A more sober report is coming from “Military Chronicle”/Yuriy Podolyaka, the news is AFU is retreating from Severodonetsk to Lisichansk. Locals report that at least half the city has been abandoned by the UkroWehrmacht. Guess Ramzan Kadyrov was taking advantage of the fear Chechens have injected in the Ukronazis, announced Severodonetsk was taken by the Chechens, scared the hell out of them, and they fled as fast as they could.
Good one, brother Kadyrov!!!
Let’s wait for more news, and then the official announcement, before declaring victory.
The Western presstitutes are up in arms, BTW, about the coming defeat.
The Army of Ukraine FLED from Severodonetsk! A TOUGH chronicle of the battles for the city. Latest reports yuriy Podolyaka – morning of May 30 (22 videos)
Last night, there were reports of a complete retreat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Severodonetsk towards Lisichansk. Judging by the video from the city, the Allied forces at least completely cleared all the eastern outskirts of the village up to Kosmonavtov Street. Locals say that already half of the city has definitely been abandoned by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
At night, it was reported from near Horlivka – the Northern and the last part of the village of Dolomitnoye (Feed Mill) was taken by the forces of the DPR NM.
Tonight, two rockets struck again at the railway bridge across the Dniester estuary in Zatoka, Odessa region – it looks like the 6th and 7th missiles. This object has repeatedly become a target of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Positional battles continue in the Kharkov direction. The offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Dementievka was disrupted. The Russian Armed Forces struck Slatino and Prudyanka. In Khotomla, on the eastern bank of the Seversky Donets, engineering units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.️
are seen Near Liman, forest clearing continues, fighting is underway in Dibrov. The compression of the ring around the grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Zolote continues. In Zaporozhye fighting near the village of Shcherbaki.
The official reports of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are becoming more pessimistic and already look more like panic: counter-battery fighting, shelling, air strikes and regrouping of the Russian Armed Forces for an offensive in one direction or another.
Not far from Novomoskovsk in the Dnipropetrovsk region, on the territory of the former pioneer camp “Orlyonok”, a training camp for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defense was equipped. First of all, military reconnaissance groups are trained in the camp. Recruits are taught how to handle Western-made weapons.
Somewhere, out there, near the Moldavia border, the Russians hit something last night. No reports on what yet. Also being reported, 15 tanks and 5 pieces of heavy artillery were destroyed in a dockside warehouse. Kinda looking like a Mexican stand off, except one guy has a banana, the other, a 2×4. Mashed banana, anyone.
Scholz’s words are not plagiarism but simple repetition (without attribution). He wasn’t claiming them as his own and didn’t profit financially. Sloppy but not criminal, as I’m sure Ms Zakharova would agree.
A unique technical problem?
It could be a fluke.
‘Someone’ is afraid of you too, most likely. The Internet is under attack. Humanity is under attack.
It was just a piss-poor piece of new software that attacked us. (Sorry for the language but I mean it – no fun at all – I grabbed my machete and my lightsaber! and was going to fight off marauders like an erstwhile Captain America flying through the sky! – but it was not even needed hahaaaa! – obviously this is a joke.)
That’s funny. Glad that’s all it was. You guys have power (everybody knows you). It’s us little nobodies who have no power, but we can handle them.