Dear friends, Christ is Risen!
I am back from my trip and I just wanted to quickly let you know that in the coming days I will make an announcement about how we plan to run the blog for the next couple of months. With one exception, the changes will be minor. I will share all the details with you soon.
Right now I want to keep it very short (I am working on the mentioned changes) but I will say this bullet point style:
- I consider the fact that Gonzalo Lira reappeared alive and relatively well as a true miracle. The report of his seizure, torture and murder by the Nazi deathsquads made me literally sick and when I saw his short “reappearance video” I could not believe my eyes. I understand that he is still held by the SBU is a city surrounded by Russian forces and, barring a return to sanity to at least some Ukrainians, which might well become the next Mariupol, so Lira is not out of danger. But at least now is is not “disappeared” and that makes a HUGE difference. Being held by the Ukie Gestapo is bad, but being “disappeared” by a Nazi death squad is infinitely worse, trust me, that is a topic (disappearances of people by death squads) I know very well.
- I now hope and pray that they expel/exchange or otherwise get him out of Kharkov and even out of the Ukraine (unless he goes into the RF/LDNR controlled areas). I physically don’t have the time right now to try to figure out what is going on with him, but if you hear not rumors, but credible info, ideally from Lira himself, please email me to keep me posted. While I don’t always or necessarily agree with all he says, I have the utmost respect for him, his courage and his honesty. Is he in any way perfect or a saint? No, of course not, and he never claimed that he was. But is he a true hero, yes, absolutely. I would be honored to shake his hand. I wish the collective West had 1% of his honesty and courage, it would change the planet (and stop the war).
- I think that we can now agree that the “Russia is losing” narrative has ended in the inevitable faceplant. Right now Russia has not even launched a full scale assault, only “fire/combat reconnaissance” operations and yet Russian forces are already advancing on many (crucial) fronts/locations.
- The Nazi logistics are basically dead. No fuel (especially diesel), no lubricants, no ammo, no rotation, no meds, and in many cases, almost no food and even almost no water. And now no electricity to supply electrical locomotives so, in other words, no meaningful train service and certainly none which would make any real military difference. Western weapons which still are getting to the Donbass are either small and basically irrelevant, or destroyed long before they get anywhere. A lot of them proved quite bad, by the way, including the Javelins and the “suicide drones” – Russian tanks have survived multiple hits by both of these weapon systems and have returned to combat with only minor repairs needed.
- On paper the Ukronazi army still exists, in reality it is comprehensively defeated, and if you don’t get that, don’t ask me to explain, just read Andrei Maryanov and Bernard at Moon of Alabama. Also make sure to read the detailed SITREPs written by NightVision and others!
- The West’s idea of pumping the Ukraine full of ammo is, frankly, Western psychotherapy, as are sanctions. They are designed to suppress the psychologically unbearable double reality that a) Russia is winning and has been winning from Day 1 and b) that the West, as a society, has committed full-spectrum suicide. The Western PSYOPs did, I think, give a massive thrashing to the (mostly pathetic) Russian counter-propaganda efforts, but now they are also running out of “ammo” and all the crap they have been spewing for 2 months now has turned out to be exactly as expected: a pile of steaming lies, nonsense and infantile idiocies. As they say in the US, if your head is in the sand, your ass is in the air. And yes, when reality “bites” you there it is very painful, especially if you spent 2 months in total denial :-)
- Western actions will only have a minimal impact on the combat operations. As for the public opinion in Russia, the West has done a truly SUPERB job uniting the Russian people around Putin and the Russian armed forces. All the now openly racist comments made by Western politicians have finally opened the eyes of a solid majority of Russians who now understand why, how and what Russia is doing and NOBODY wants to stop. Okay, that is not totally true, most of the Russian 5th columnists and Atlantic Integrationists still want to stop Russia from being sovereign, but they are totally “outshouted” by the 80% or so who “get it” and who care about Russia, not billionaire’s yacht and offshore accounts. Each time the Western authorities steal (not, not “confiscate” or “sanction” or “freeze” – but *steal*) Russian assets in the West, most Russians reply with a roaring standing ovation and request for “more! more! more! Get these bastards where it hurts them!“
- The Empire of Hate and Lies is still balancing between more grandiose threats and utter despair, which means that those who run the Empire will either create a false flag, or double down, or both. The good news is that the various factions which run Zone A are all fighting each other and the stupidity of the West’s reaction is now beginning to “bite”, mostly in Europe, but it will come to the USA sooner rather than later.
- As for the stinking EU cadaver, it can only do what cadavers do: further rot and stink up the air. The Europe I was born in has ceased to exist. Now it is, at best, fertilizer for the Empire. But something else, very different, will replace it sooner or later (probably later). Until then, the EU will be what Trump would call a “shithole”, and that condition was totally self-inflicted: putting the 3B+PU+UK in de facto charge of NATO and the EU was a terminally dumb mistake and now these cretins will pay the truly immense price for this fatal mistake.
Okay, that it for my short survey of where I think we are now.
That’s it for me for today.
I will “talk” with you again all very soon.
Hugs and cheers
Christ has risen my friend
Truly He is risen!
Indeed He is Risen!
One needs to be careful of the U.S. designs on the matter. The U.S. I believe, as I understand it, as they themselves are saying, is that they have no intention of even trying to “win” the war in the Ukraine. Instead they are out to turn the whole place into a guerrilla hellhole for Russia to have to contend with after regular military opertations come to their logical completion. The idea is to wear Russia down with a quagmire. Hopefully, the Ukrainian people are smart to this as guerrilla operations need a fair civilian support base from which to operate. The Ukrainian people probably are wise to all this, but the sick poodles in Washington are obviously planning on injecting mercenaries (as they have been) to keep a guerilla war going. It will be interesting to see how the Ukraine population and the Russians will contend with that. Meanwhile I hear there are bombings in Transanita. So, this Washington strategy knows no bounds (geographic or moral.)
no bounds. History on this is very clear. For me it goes for sure as far back as Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
It actually goes back to the first massacre and displacement of native tribal clans.
“Washington strategy knows no bounds?” you say? A better historical check is that Washington strategy failures know no bounds. Name one which had worked.
The betrayal of EU common citizens by their governing elites in this Ukraine case is totally eye-opening. Will designer dressed and tailored suits paid by no-so-shabby EU official monetary compensation represent their collective IQ? Obviously these lemmings thought so.
US leadership has no intention of “winning” the war through military action. The purpose, like Afghanistan, is to attempt to bleed Russia dry. Which is stupid given that Afghanistan has been thoroughly studied by Russian Armed Forces for so long that they have their own ideas on how to proceed in Ukraine. Basically, the MBA’s running America think that everything can be won through financial warfare with little or no cost to themselves since they have the American dollar. American leadership – political & business – are infected by group think. They have attended the same colleges, believe the same economics, and are thus unable to proceed in any other way than what they have been trained in. They are stuck in the mindset of the 1980’s and 1990’s. While Russian strategy is for the 21st century.
As for losses of tanks, mobility kills don’t count. The T-34, the best tank of WWII, was also the most killed tank of WWII. The Soviets simply recovered and repaired them and sent them back into action. Much like Americans did with Shermans after the Normandy invasion. Overall, mobility kills don’t count when the tank can be put back into action within 24 hours. Tactically, only during contact with the enemy will mobility kills affect the outcome. And since AFU lacks the firepower in the long run? They are losing.
As for US/NATO leadership – mostly concerned with advancing corporate profits – being in despair & grandiose threats? If their plans fail, they don’t acknowledge them except behind closed door where they attempt to come up with another response. Basically, if they fail, they shrug it off even if the wound is arterial. Instead preferring to apply yet another tourniquet. The leadership does not care about failure. It only angers them. And they attempt yet another harebrained scheme at another time and place.
Even Afghanistan was not a failure for US/NATO corporate leaders. A stunning success, profit-wise over 20 years. For the MBA leadership of US/NATO to acknowledge failure would be to destroy their own egos and id. Psychopaths only display anger upon failure, then to seek revenge.
The personal anger, and yes – it is personal – of MBA leadership of US/NATO is such that they would risk destroying The US (not an unwelcome outcome in their eyes, by the way) economically and militarily. This is the psychology of psychopathy. Unfortunately, most of the American public have failed to realize that The Empire is being run by such petty psychopaths. Examples include Nuland & Blinken, idiots on The Atlantic Council, failures such as retired Gen. Breedlove, and American politicians who are bought and paid for by corporate interests here in America. That the American public does not comprehensively acknowledge that US/NATO/EU leadership will sacrifice even their own people to advance the personal agendas (there is more than one depending on faction) of leadership.
On further note, Poland seems to blame Russia for not delivering gas even though Poland refuses to pay in rubles. It would be interesting if the contract did not stipulate a specific bank for Euros or rubles to be paid into. If Russia could simply switch the accounts to a sanctioned bank while abiding by the contract? Poland would be unable to pay due to sanctions. Possibly allowing Russia to declare Poland in default or breach of contract. This is probably not the case. However, unless it is specific that the account be settled in Euro – specific language – then Russia is well within their right to demand payment in rubles.
Poland is also a co-belligerent under international law, as an ally of Ukraine. By supplying arms and allowing Ukrainian troops to train on Polish soil. Russia has wisely refrained from targeting co-belligerent allies of Ukraine such as Poland, Germany, etc. Seeking to limit the conflict to Ukrainian soil. All the while knowing that there is little US/NATO/EU leadership can do in Ukraine other than token arms to AFU.
RF leadership has judged that the SMO has been of sufficient success that they look to expand their initial goals by including the seizure of Odessa and linking with Transnistria. As a very real achievable goal. RF leadership has sent a strong signal to US/NATO/EU of high confidence in the performance of the Russian military during the SMO.
The key to understanding the psychopathy of US/NATO/EU leadership is to realize that this conflict is personal. The contest is not between the RF and US/NATO/EU per se. It is a personal contest – rather desire – that Nuland, Blinken, and many others pursue against Pres. Putin. Putin challenges them on a personal level. Nuland et. al. will pursue such a challenge to the last Ukrainian, the last EU citizen, and to the last American Citizen. Their psyhopathy does not allow for anything else. For others in The US/NATO/EU? It is business – to control the natural resources of Russia. A plan which Pres. Putin thwarted beginning in 1999. Some business leaders in US/NATO/EU see it as personal & business. Their greediness leads them to covet the natural resources of Russia. Personal & business? Many Western business leaders lost out over the last 20 years. Some are still smarting from that when Putin limited their ability to seize (by contract) control of Russian resources. There are fewer of these as time goes by and they retire or die.
However, for the people who actually run the show? Talking about Nuland, Blinken, etc? It is PERSONAL. They see Pres. Putin as the enemy who thwarted their grand designs. Who knocked down the “brightest of the Western World” and then kicked them. Their hatred, rooted in historical animosity and personal animosity, knows no bounds. This is what makes them particularly dangerous even to Western citizens whom Nuland et. al. would willingly sacrifice in order to destroy Putin and Russia.
It is the psychology of animals. Rather than the psychology of more humane people.
“As for US/NATO leadership – mostly concerned with advancing corporate profits – being in despair & grandiose threats? If their plans fail, they don’t acknowledge them except behind closed door where they attempt to come up with another response.”
They have been failing for decades and have been continuously bailed out by the federal government (which they own). Thus there is no failing: the military, energy, and financial complexes are drowning in money; the 0.01% are choking to death on money. Everyone else is screwed, and not to put to fine a point on it, completely irrelevant.
Under socialism, government owns industry; under capitalism, industry owns government.
We’ve just seen two years of what could be described as ‘extreme socialism for corporations.’ The watchword of the nazi west for the last few years is that ‘No Corporation can be allowed to fail.’ Anytime a corporation gets into trouble, the billions of government money showers upon any corporation that might possibly fail. Some of this government money is harvested from sweating taxpayers, some of it is just created out of thin air with a future cost in inflation to be paid. But should a corporation threaten to fail, billions of government money is found because this corporation must be saved.
What they’ve missed is that in capitalism, its a good thing when corporations fail. At least some of them are supposed to fail. Its called competition. Its a key facet in the system. The corporations that do stupid things fail. The corporations that get detached from reality fail. Its the way the system is supposed to work. But now we have a system where every corporation is now sacred, and we see the screams if one is going to fail. This can not be allowed to happen. We can let millions starve to death around the world, but we can not let a corporation fail.
They will designate the ones to fail.
The rest are literally owned by the same two or three major players. Read about Blackrock, Vanguard, and State street. These companies maintain controlling interests if not complete ownership of the vast majority of important corporations in the western world.
Under cover of Covid and the “cares act” Trump literally handed over the keys to the US Treasury to Blackrock. Without even the courtesy of a recorded vote the act was rushed through the captured US legislature.
I am astounded at the media brainwashing my fellow Americans. Someday the scales will fall for their eyes I pray.
I have learned so much from The Saker and Moons.
Ditto. It is amazing the web sites with bogus facts asserted and illogical analysis typical US citizens accept.
Excellent analysis of Western leadership, or the lack thereof. This is normal development in the life of empires. They all fail eventually, and the most militaristic ones are usually gone forever (Genghis, Timur, etc.). The ones that are more solid culturally make comebacks (China, India, Rome, etc.).
It’s the old Afghanistan playbook. That was suitable for the 1980’s. However, that playbook has been so thoroughly studied by the RF and Chinese as to be unplayable. Except that US/NATO/EU leadership do not understand that. While they are stuck in the 1980’s and 1990’s? Russian leadership has had 20+ years to develop tactics & strategies to counter such outmoded thinking and planning.
That is what happens when Western leadership is run by a gerontocracy & their not-that-much-younger disciples. They are stuck in the past.
One example? Venezuela. When an “aid convoy” sent by The US was then “attacked” by “Venezuela”. The attackers were Western-backed actors led by known CIA asset and criminal, Elliot Abrams. For some reason, Western services tried to gin up a scandal in front of news cameras that showed CIA-backed assets attacking their own “aid convoy”. What emboldens such idiots to keep using the same stale false-flag strategies? That even when the proof is conclusive, the idiots in charge are promoted or left untouched. Douma in Syria involving CW’s? Failure. People at OPCW and the CIA morons who dreamed that up where left untouched. Because, for those morons, there is no failure. Only temporary setback.
It’s like when a patient is bleeding out despite having applied three tourniquets? They reasoning is to apply as many tourniquets as possible until the bleeding stops. Tourniquets, in this example, represent the moronic planning of Western leaders. If at first you don’t succeed (and never acknowledge failure)? Try, try, try and keep on trying.
It’s called ‘Failing Upwards’. Its no accident.
Washington is does not have a “program solving” culture. It is a city/region that is all about factions and money. Somebody comes up with a plan to do “something” about Venezuela. Various offices and contractors offer “solutions” which involve plausible-sounding results and then the work is approved. All you have to do to see this sort of chaotic decision-making style is to look at the details of the Iraq invasion and occupation by US led forces. The whole operation was “headless” and involved absurd levels of corruption and half-assed measures that appeared aimed at insuring a revolt by Iraqis but were not. As an ex-federal contractor our goal task is to make as much money as possible by any means necessary even if we knew the project would fail. In pursuing our interests our company at least was relatively competent and we did at least try to take the interests of the government in mind but I found many contractors who could care less and continued billing the government for work they knew would fail.
The seeming power of Washington is that there are unlimited funds chasing almost unlimited policies out of which some succeed in the short-term (that’s all that matters) and most sort of crumble into obscurity. Note that in National Security matters there is virtually no oversight by either Congress or the media unless some faction in power wants to do a hit job on some other rival faction. The reason why the “world” (vassal states), knowing how Washington operates, continue to be “led” by Washington is because the whole enterprise is overseen by a virtual priesthood of intel and covert op officers (in the US and Europe) who see themselves as the “Guardians” of the “free world” and are willing and able (by law) to do “anything” no matter how destructive to the world and their host countries. The rest of the imperial capitol of Washington has taken semi criminal methods to insure stable power-relations continue to exist no matter how incompetent they end up being knowing that the mainstream media will repress anything that does not fit into the overall Narrative.
I agree. I think at this point the US is happy just to have the Ukraine in chaos and to eventually use it as a base to stage CIA/MI6/Mossad operations. However I had an idea last night. If Putin could convince the radical Ukrainians that they are being duped by Kiev and Washington he could maybe make them switch side and help Russia pacify Ukraine. I know this is easier said than done, but those things happened in other periods. Putin could offer a deal of that kind to the fighters currently hiding under the Azovstal.
The Donbass armies will do the dirty work to counterract any insurgency with the help of spetsnaz and RAF.
Ukrops is not Chechen, it appears that no one with leadership of Akhmat Kadyrov (Kadyrov’s father), not even one who worthy to negotiate with, they are too scattered anyway, no unity among people whatsoever maybe with exception in LNR and DPR. It is obvious that those fanatics left in Azovstal are damned guy, there is no way to save their souls, no easy way, Kadyrov knew this, Putin knew this, Denis knew this. Maybe those who quite unfortunate to finally realized that there is no way out started to think how to end this in better way, save their ass first, but alas, it is too late that their own guys are literally locked em down under their gun sight.
I believe this is what happened with the Chechens . Putin convinced the bulk of the Chechens that playing the US ‘ jihadi game was not the right thing to do. Hence our Khadyrov’s Chechens in Ukraine.
American strategic thinking ….
Step One, wander into the Big Muddy, the quagmire known as Vietnam, following a strategic plan that believes in falling dominoes and thus that if Saigon falls, Los Angeles is doomed, doomed I say. According to the Domino Theory, which was the height of American brilliance at the time, if Saigon goes, Los Angeles can’t have more than a few years of freedom. Thus, Uncle Sam goes neck deep into the Big Muddy.
Step Two. Decide to destroy Afghanistan in order to give the Russkies their own Vietnam. This eventually ends up with your own 20 year quagmire in the sand and mountains as you launch a Terror War against the same fighters you launched against the Russkies.
Step Three. Now, the ultimate point of yet another Brilliant Plan … give the Russkies their own Afghanistan in Ukraine.
At the very least, this should have massively confused the Russians.
The Washington strategy is going to be successful unless the global trade flow Eurasian strategy succeeds in causing the West to enter Major Depression mode at which point they will be unable to keep up the hostilities.
Right now there is still a distinct possibility that this a phony war with both sides colluding to crash the existing socio-political order in order to replace it with a new global reset or whatever. The Ukrainians will play a heavy price for this geopolitical gamesmanship but that’s par for the course in such matters.
I thought that the Putin Shoigu meeting wherein they announced that Mariupol was liberated and that Russia would not be storming Azovstal was pretty good public relations
“…And now no electricity to supply electrical locomotives so, in other words, no meaningful train service and certainly none which would make any real military difference…”
Russia didn’t target the trains themselves because Ukraine was using passenger trains to transport weapons. Instead, they have lunched a military operation against “traction substations” striking nodal points with high-precision long-range missiles.
Russia launched a military operation against the railways of Ukraine
Russian precision-guided weapons hit several strategically important Ukrainian railway junctions west of Kiev. The flow of NATO lethal aid, which came in trains from Poland, if not stood up, then seriously disrupted. The fact that weapons and ammunition for the grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass go, including by rail, was known for a long time. Why was the decision to strike at the railway was made only now?
The Russian military with high-precision long-range weapons destroyed six traction substations at the railway stations of Ukraine, “through which the supply of foreign weapons and military equipment to the Ukrainian group of troops in the Donbass is carried out.” This was announced on Monday by the representative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov. To clarify: traction substations of the railway are designed to distribute energy, including for powering electric rolling stock.
According to Konashenkov, the strikes were inflicted on the stations: Krasnoye and Kovel (Lviv Railway), Zdolbuniv (station in the Rivne region), Zhmerynka and Korosten in the Zhytomyr region and Zhmerynka in Vinnytsia (South-Western Railway).
In this case, all missile strikes were carried out on railway infrastructure facilities west of Kiev. As noted by the newspaper VZGLYAD, earlier it was repeatedly indicated that weapons and ammunition from NATO countries are supplied from logistics warehouses in Poland and are further transported across the western border of Ukraine, including by rail.
“We have not previously struck, because the Ukrainians transport military equipment from the United States and the European Union by passenger trains. The Ukrainians took such a trick: an electric train, a passenger car – and a platform with equipment is attached to it. We previously feared that Ukraine would accuse us of exterminating the civilian population,” military expert, reserve colonel Viktor Baranets, explained to the Vzglyad newspaper.
Now the concept has changed, says Baranets. “We are now working on traction substations, on those facilities where the civilian population is least likely to suffer. Now the railway war has begun,” the interlocutor explained.
As explained by the source of the Telegram channel “Notebook Periscope”, coordinated and targeted missile strikes were inflicted on nodal points. Thus, the Krasnoye traction substation on the Lviv Railway is responsible, in fact, for the approach to Lviv and for the fork in the road to Ternopil and Rivne.
After air strikes, traffic was stopped on several stretches in the direction to the east: Shepetivka – Kozyatyn (from Khmelnytsky to Vinnytsia region), Zhmerynka – Kozyatyn (the territory of Vinnytsia region), Kozyatyn – Fastiv (from Vinnytsia to Kyiv region). That is, two main passages to the east. About 25-30 passenger trains and an unknown number of freight trains were detained, including those carrying goods for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, believes the author of the Telegram channel “Periscope Notebook”, railway analyst Sergey Sigachev. Thus, the flow of Western weapons (including those that were transferred to the Rzeszów airfield in southeastern Poland) and went further to the theater of operations stalled…
I don’t know if mostly American audience knows what this target is. Electric train runs by electric motor powered from the electric grid above the track. This electric grid has different voltage than transmission grid of the country. You need to convert this electricity from long distance transmission grid to that of the railway. This stations are throughout the country and are supplying railways with electricity. Germany has 183 of them. To power the electric grid of the railway you need to build one such station every 30 to 50 km of tracks. These stations are not easy to repair if destroyed. They have some mobile ones for emergency but just for replacing breakdowns and maintenance.
Another favorite globohomo political fetish (after Ukraine and Tranny empowerment) is “muh environment” and “muh climate change”. We are supposed to be frightened by farting cows and spending our money on Tesla electric cars.
A completely ignored fact here, is that these electric trains are the cleanest possible form of transportation.
Nuclear plants to generate electricity, distributed to homes, businesses, industry, and traction stations. And trains powered with no smoke or pollution of any kind.
Ah, as long as Wall Street & The City of London (largest money laundering entity on Earth) control the implementation of environmental measures? Nothing gets done.
Consider carbon credits. It’s a financial instrument masquerading as an environmental measure. Idiocy.
Nuclear power? Chernobyl & Fukushima. And the long-term storage & disposal costs of nuclear waste. Which means that absent accounting gimmicks? Nuclear power has never been profitable. EVER. There is some movement with thorium reactors – all but impossible to develop in the US due to the nuclear industry’s opposition. Or the safer designs of nuclear reactors which are slower to start up as opposed to current designs. Nuclear waste can be reprocessed; however, the techniques are so expensive that nuclear power would price itself out of existence.
As for Tesla cars with lithium ion batteries? Lithium – while one of the most abundant resources? Only occurs in any great quantities in so few places on Earth as to be of no long-term use. Stop-gap only.
Texas, despite Republican opposition to “green energy”, also generates the most electricity of any State… using wind turbines. Republican opposition to the use of wind turbines, is more a business decision to vault Texas ahead of other States. Then again, Texas’ failure to winterize their pumping stations at LNG generation plants almost resulted in the total destruction of their electric grid as explained by Texas Republican regulators.
There are technologies in development that are not mature enough to deploy. That require massive investment. That American companies and corporations are loathe to spend money on. Indeed, private R&D in the US by corporations has SHRUNK. Leaving the US government to pick up the tab.
“Green Power” is not about green power, alone. It is about the technologies that will vault the country possessing those technologies, into the number one position; becoming #1. China realizes this. Those who control the next technologies? Win. Those that don’t? Become cheap labor installers in the employ of #1. The US DoD admits that China now leads in key technologies. China has an industrial policy and coordination. The US? Has 10,000 chiefs battling each other.
American business leaders trained as MBA’s, are mere speculators. They are trained in gambling and corporate destruction. They can’t see further than that. Their greed does not allow them to. What do I mean by corporate destruction? Buying out a company, loading it up with debt, and then declaring bankruptcy.. while hauling away the corporate gold… Is the preferred method of Western private equity. Driven by greed. It is looting. What has happened to America since Reaganism & Reaganomics became the preferred economic model. For forty years, Wall Street has provided massive investments to the likes of China, Mexico, Indonesia; sold factories and tooling and intellectual property abroad… while neglecting their home country.
Please stay on topic or take to the Cafe. Mod.
Thanks for the information on the train system.
The fact that weapons and ammunition for the grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass go, including by rail, was known for a long time. Why was the decision to strike at the railway was made only now?
It seems like every sitrep has several of us armchair tacticians and strategerists saying things like “why didn’t they jam the Ukie’s cell phones, why didn’t they disconnect the internet, why don’t they tear up roads and shut off the water and gas and other utilities?
And, perhaps, there is an answer — you don’t switch on your targeting radar until you are targeting something, and you don’t run your ATGM dazzler when there are no ATGMs around, etc. Someone is likely to be listening/watching. And targeting you.
Two reasons I can think of — first, the stated objective of this operation was to leave the Ukraine functioning as well as it did before while changing out the top level management for a more compatible crew. Working railroads will be useful in the rebuilding phase. And the other reason — if it had been done a month ago, the AFU would be a month closer to working out an alternative transportation solution. This way, they are suddenly left without supply lines, and no other way to move things, nor easily repair the tracks and traction stations. This timing makes the loss more painful.
Third: two month with intact infrastructure gave the ukrainian civilians plenty of time to flee the country: pro-russians to Russia; pro-western/NATO/EU/Kiev to the west.
Another mode of DenaZifaction ,,,
Russia is (as of April 27) stopping gas flows to both Poland and Bulgaria.
This will devastate the fragile European economy. The Italian banking system was only holding on by a thread. You can just bet as businesses shut down, loan defaults will start to cascade from one bank to another. Eventually, there will be international loans by Italian banks that will default. And once the Italian banking system goes down it will take Germany and France down with it. Then the panic will spread across the Atlantic.
I would hope that the West would understand that they cannot win this game and negotiate a peace with Russia.
I don’t expect that to happen, but I can always hope.
Everyone – please take care with MSM – Gazprom has made it clear it didn’t just stop gas flows – Poland and Bulgaria refused to pay in Rubles.They therefore stopped the gas flow by not paying.
In the future they can pay a huge premium for any renewal of contract.
Josep Borrell is suddenly talking nice about restoring relationships with Russia and addressing Russia’s security concerns.
What a coincidence?
F*c k them all…Empire of Lies & Hate….VVP, Lavrov and Shoigu knows who really they are….
Joseph Moses Borrell Silverstein Goldstein can kiss “our relationship” and butt goodbye.
How does this affect Serbia? I remember their Turk Stream link is via Bulgaria. I bet the EU bastards forced Bulgaria to refuse in order to affect Serbia.. perhaps this was inevitable. I hope Serbia has coal and electricity PP which can run off it! It needs to be self-sufficient quickly
“How does this affect Serbia? ”
Badly. The EU has given Serbia an ultimatum that by (I think) May 16th they (Serbia) have to sever gas & oil imports from Russia & to begin the process of severing all their various links across the board. This would not be a problem if it wasn’t for the fact that Serbia’s government under Aleksandar Vucic is a total quisling pro-western outfit. Some people are confused about this & think Vucic is playing a smart balancing act, that he is another Orban, which is totally idiotic. Vucic came to power in 2012 from an earlier betrayal in 2008 where he left his original party, which was nationalist & Russophile, to adopt a pro-west pro-EU position. Vucic can not say enough about how Serbia must join the EU. So we wait to see what he will do. If he stands up to the west & the EU & rejects their ultimatum it will only be because he knows he is treading very thin ice with the Serbian population, which is pro-Russian in the absolute majority. But it is questionable whether public pressure is enough to sway him to do what he knows is right, he himself does not care at all, he is in love with the west & if he can get away with it, Vucic will throw in Serbia’s lot with the west. What will the Serbian population do? Hard to know. I have no idea, I’m a Serb, & I will tell you that I am not optimistic & am not at all impressed by the Serbian populations actions so far, there is a lot they can do, but apart from some minor protests, they do nothing. The fact is that Serbia is so westernised, that the populace really thinks it is western, even those who proclaim to be Russophiles & Serb nationalists, it is disgusting. The population never reacted adequately to a whole series of major treasons, the Brussells Agreement which withdrew Serbian state institutions from Kosovo – a huge betrayal by Vucic – the March 2004 pogrom, the extradition of Milosevic to the Hague in 2003, the colour revolution in October 2001. All this time the Serb populace has sat by, apathetic, not really caring, & letting it all happen to them. The only glimmer of hope have been Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, & the Serbs of Montenegro who stood up to Djukanovic’s mafia regime – if that spirit were to take hold of Serbia itself, there would be a lot to hope for, & no dilemma that Serbia will stand by Russia to the end, as it should.
Apparently Bulgaria has arranged to buy gas from Azerbaijan .
They who have the gas makes the rules.
Paradoxically, as long as Lira is held by SBU, he is more or less safe. It seems Empire gave order not to kill him. If he is released, he should leave Ukraine, as any completely out of control Nazi gang would just terminate him.
Indeed He has! The very best to you and your family.
Looking forward to updated news and analysis of what is being cooked in Transnistria after hearing Alex Christroforou’s latest report:
Any hopes he pins on Romania’s idiot (nicknamed, I’m told, “the Cupboard” for his large size and low IQ) to refuse to participate are misplaced.
“We want to see Russia weakened to the degree it cannot do the kind things that it has done in invading Ukraine.”
Lloyd Austin – USA Secretary of Defense
In its relentless duration, time reveals everything and unmasks everyone. Imperium can no longer disguise its intentions.
And decrepit colonial Europe, militarily occupied by the US since the end of WWII, will discover that time is not on its side.
“You’re searching for good times
But just wait and see
You’ll come running back to me (I said, don’t worry darling)
Go ahead baby, go ahead
Go ahead and light up the town”
London, London, with its gloomy light and its depressing rain, so many provocations it makes, that the sky above you will become as bright as a thousand suns.
But there will be no hurry. Time has its time.
It is up to Russia to manage the escalation of the war, in time and intensity, so that it takes place according to its strategic objectives.
“Everybody knows that our cities
Were built to be destroyed
She has given her soul to the devil
But the devil gave his soul to God
Before the flood
After the blood
Before you can see”
Caetano Veloso – Brazilian composer – in his political exile in London, 1972.
Time is on my side
I would like, if I may, to post here a direct message to The Saker.
Above all, we must keep our focus: this is a war eminently on the spiritual plane.
Neither the Russians, nor Mr. Putin, are saints. But we know very well that the neo-Nazis are worshippers of the Anti-Christ.
The moment will come immediately before total destruction. And it will only be prevented by our supplication.
Then there will be an intervention.
A little off topic.
I would like to mention one Slovenian journalist Boris Soban. He writes mostly in newspaper Delo. I’m reading his collumns for 20 years and he hasn’t told anything good about Russia. I can’t understand why such a hate from a person from a country far from Russia and from a country never occupied by them either. All those years is the same: corruption, this journalist, that oposition politician. He is well connected to one obscure world of exile Russians and western secret services promoting them. Our other media were not antirussian before the war. There were some positive and some negative reports. But not from this man. For our country Russia is far away, we have good economic cooperation and no problems with. We have some problems with our neighbours but no souch hate and constant writing of regime oponents in neighbouring countries. I think that the only conclusion is if you need someone to hate, than you hate Russia. If you hate others, you would be a bad person, but if you hate Russia you will be a freedom fighter at the table.
Its really simple, its corruption. Those guys get paid by the State to spout constant anti-russian Propaganda. In Germany the State Media and the private Media Companies get about 11 Billion Euros a year, and thats just the official number, its maybe in the 15-20 Billion Ballpark. In the US the private Media Corporations get about 50 Billion a year from the State. So its no coincidence that NBC, CNN and all the other MSM are also just telling stupid State Positions without any critical thinking
Just parroting insane talking points like free speech is helping Dictators or if you want to decide by yourself what to inject into your body, you’re basically a Nazi. While at the same time saying people with SS Emblems on their Uniforms in the Ukraine are not Nazis. The US has countless so called NGOs who are also operating in Slovenia, simple corruption is the answer.
Collapse of the Biden Admin & EU is imminent.
Western leadership mired in psychopathic behavior thinks nothing of sacrificing their own Citizens to advance goals, if such is necessary. As a last resort, of course.
I don’t think so. It’s happening exactly what the empire wants.
If what the Empire wants is to totally eff over, once and for all, the majority of their own populations then yes, it’s happening.
Globalist economic gentle-beings abhor any super-power that can disrupt their plans to control the world through contracts and institutions. The existence of a super-power would be the 800-kilo gorilla in the globalist room.
The ECB has its own passport. This is how globalists think. That they are special and that the business contract is the ultimate, unbreakable bond between leaders. Unless it is beneficial for they, themselves to break a deal. If a peasant breaks a deal? Off with their heads.
So, yes. The US has been looted for the last 40 years since Reaganism & Reaganomics… by design. Especially after 1992. By the very same American business leaders who conveniently possess passports and homes from and in multiple countries… homo superious as opposed to homo sapien peasantus. If and when America collapses? Homo Superious will simply travel to their next villa in another country while enjoying their wealth stashed away in convenient money laundering jurisdictions.
I think so too. They have no care what happens to us, other than how that will ultimately affect their goals.
My assumption is that, because the original bill creating the Fed stated an end date (100 years), they technically don’t control the US any more. I’m referring to that famous quotation from Mayer Amschel Rothschild, “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws. ”
Unsurprisingly, the parasites seem to prefer trashing us, their former host, to leaving us somewhat healthy. Still trying to make sure we don’t have the energy to put them in their place?
can American afford catastrophic effect of civil war in already catastrophic society this time? not just some disney movies but real actual shooting and destruction… many had prepared but the majority will not survived.
please anyone please explain what
3 Baltic states + Poland Ukraine + Unités Kingdom
All well known rabid anti Russian.
3 Baltic states( Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia) PU(Poland Ukraine), UK(United Kingom aka England).
Greeting from Indonesia, Slava Rosiya
Hi Yopik, please, England is definately not the ‘UK’!! The ‘UK’ is not a country – it is a political and corporate construct centered around the City of London and the obvious banking and globulist interests at its dark and evil heart.
Yank boot-licking scum.
The UKR war is the US’ defining 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 force, if necessary manu militari, all non-eurasian producers of gas, oil, and raw materials to sell their stuff in dollars even more than before. To this end the USA will soon brutally subjugate the entirety of latin america and southern africa.
And 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…
The US’ business is business so the US only wants the cash here; current US brinkmanship 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”.
Overall I agree with your assessments. There are a few worrying points you did not mention though. For example what do you think about the tension around the Transdniestr area? Or why do you think Russia does not attack the railway bridges over the Dniepr to prevent the Ukies from shipping weapons via rail with diesel locomotives?
There were a few terrorist attacks in Transnistria over the week-end (iirc) and that shows that tensions will go up.
Also, at least one Russian general, not an official spokesman though, but a top guy in the know said that Russia will take over the entire Black Sea Coast and create a direct land connection to Transnistria.
So yes, tensions are going up.
I think the sequence is this:
1) first liquidate the various cauldrons in the Donbass
2) liberate Nikolaev and Odessa
3) create a land corridor to Transnistria.
What I don’t know and don’t want to even try to guess is exactly how or when this will happen.
The key priority of Russians right now is to save as many lives (Russian and Ukrainian!) as possible, and that if that means moving very slowly, that’s not a problem.
Only two days ago: Gonzalo Lira SPEAKS OUT About His Arrest in Ukraine
Wonderful, thank you!!
I am downloading it right now
will watch it later
thank you again!
Welcome. I appreciate all your work.
God bless you.
I think it would be a very good idea for Russia to publish which EU countries are cooperating with its demands to purchase its Energy products in Roubles. It is likely that these hyena Europeans are begging Russia not to release any details on this matter; this after all the largesse from vermin like Ursula Von der Lying & Borrell telling Russia to stuff this request/demand.
Furthermore, in doing so, it will throw another spanner in the works of the disunited EU, with some countries preferring to do business with Russia direct and not through the Brussels/Frankfurt Crime Syndicates.
IMO Poland & Romania (goes without saying US/uk ) should not be enjoying Russian energy products while training and arming militias/terrorists to kill and sabotage Russians/Russia.
The only Russian energy those filthy whores should feel is that of Mr Kinzhal at sunrise.
I know you are not an economist, but the yen might crash before the euro.
True is risen!! Welcome back my friend. We already miss you!
The trial is upon us. Satan and his son rode out and conquered most of the earth.
Most of us will not survive but it is the next life that matters more.
Europe wasn’t the only place destroyed by fifth columnists and their fifth generation warfare.
I think that we all should say a prayer in remembrance of all that was stolen from us when they destroyed our ancestors nations.
That pretty much sums it up for me as well ! Be well!
Hope you had a good one
Indeed He is Risen!
I still feel that the Russian information policy turns out pretty well for it. Russia was never, ever going to outshout the biggest infowar machine in history which the West possesses, so it instead relies on the stupidity of its operators to make them score own goals. Even if most Westerners will get it memory-holed, it’s going to be the most colossal embarrassment it ever experienced when all the narratives this machine peddles about 404 and Russia collapse completely and it turns out that Russia had the score right all along. You can already see some anticipations of that with the gormless UN Sec-Gen today coming into Russia with his head full of Banderite spam and facing the stark difference between it and reality (no doubt supplemented by much material evidence by the MFA team receiving him). While he is insignificant, it’s just one person out of so many more which will run face-first into that and get their rude awakening, that all they knew was lies. And that’s a deadlier blow against the Western inforwar machine than Russia itself could ever deal with its own power. Judo at its finest.
A notable change I’ve noticed is that it’s now a common thing in talk shows to hear panelists and hosts say that we are at war – not with Banderastan, in which we’re just running a special operation to denazify and demilitarize it, but with the West. It was something only particularly fervent panelists said even as recently as a week ago. Now the hosts also concur with it.
This is grim, but good. Because the better Russians realize this is a slowly-rolling-out world war effort against them, the better they will be able to repel it. I do not rule out NATO escalations against us before the SMO is over, and it would serve us well to be mentally ready for that.
A Russian child walks past an enormous sawmill and sees a large mountain of pitchforks through all the hard-working people. The child asks a carpenter what they are for and he answers: “These pitchforks are for Europe. There will soon be great need for those.”
The West’s idea of pumping the Ukraine full of ammo is, frankly, western psychotherapy, as are sanctions. They are designed to suppress the psychologically unbearable double reality that a) Russia is winning and has been winning from Day 1 and b) that the West, as a society, has committed full-spectrum suicide.
A big aye, Andrei.
Russia has been winning since Day 1. It called the West’s bluff on sanctions which have happily ‘boomerang-ed’ to hit the West right between the eyes. The SMO obviously caught US/Nato/EU — who swallowed their own propaganda regarding sanctions winning the war for them — off-guard and they are now scrambling to make amends. They have just been rudely reminded that the ‘international community’ just consist of themselves and surprised that a surprising number of countries do not share their view; hence the arm-twisting, the latest being Indonesia which has refused to invite — at the West’s insistence — the criminal Zelensky to the G20 summit which the country is hosting. Overall, Russia continues to hold the initiative in this encounter with the West.
Nikolai Patrushev, RF’s security chief — and VVP’s buddy in the old KGB — who has given a long interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, has several interesting things to say about the Ukraine and Europe.
Excerpt (Google translate):
‘Europe is facing a deep economic and political crisis for their countries. Rising inflation and declining living standards are already affecting the wallets and moods of Europeans. In addition, large-scale migration adds new challenges to old security threats like drug trafficking and transnational crime. Almost five million Ukrainian migrants have already arrived in Europe. In the near future, their number will grow to ten million. The majority of Ukrainians who came to the West believe that Europeans should support and provide for them, and when they are forced to work, they begin to rebel.
Representatives of the criminal community who fled from Ukraine will try to occupy niches that are profitable for them, to put local criminal groups under control, which will undoubtedly be accompanied by a complication of the criminal situation in Europe. Such a widespread business as the sale of orphans taken out of Ukraine for subsequent illegal adoption in Europe will also receive a “new breath”. The West has already faced the revival of the shadow market for the purchase of human organs from socially vulnerable segments of the population of Ukraine for clandestine transplantation operations for European patients.’
Patrushev goes on to talk about disease-bearing Ukrainians (not xenophobic talk this, the fact is only 10% of Ukrainians have been vaccinated against infectious diseases) and the Ukraine’s probable fate as a balkanised state.
Yes, Europe has well and truly shot itself in the knee with a 50-cal gun.
May God protect Gonzalo Lira, and other good people who do not remain impassive in the face of evil. Courage to all of them, who fight for hope, for humanity.
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The Ukie army and/or nazis in Avovstal and other areas call Kyiv for help and reinforcements and they are ignored. The Russians contact Kyiv/Ukies to pick up the Ukie dead and they ignore them. These people are beyond disgusting. They do not care about their people. Hopefully, more Ukrainian men and soldiers wake up and realize they have been played and lied to.
The EU(SSR) is h*e*ll bent on destroying themselves with a few exceptions. The Poles are going out of their way to commit suicide. The Biden/Obama/Harris/Soros/Pelosi Administration is all about stealing more money from American taxpayers, money laundering and criminality while trying to bleed American taxpayers, EU countries and degrading Russia. They are not degrading Russia.
Kudos to the Russians for providing humanitarian aid and the Russian military treating the vast majority of Ukie surrenders with compassion. Intel Slava Z had pictures of surrender Ukie soldiers smoking cigarettes after they have been captured. The Russian military treats the captured Ukie soldiers better than Zelensky and the leadershup of the Ukraine!
Russia, why are you still selling oil and gas to the same people who are at war with you?
When the contract expires, Russia will not renew it. According to Gonzalo Lira contracts will expire between August and the end of the year.
» The West’s idea of pumping the Ukraine full of ammo is, frankly, western psychotherapy, as are sanctions. «
The apt word here is psychopathology.
They are attempting to get as many people killed as possible.
Instead of sorrow over the young soldiers’ lives snuffed out for no good end, they are rejoicing about all these sacrifices for ‘values’ (‘freedom’, ‘nation’, ‘democracy’, bla bla)
In the west the killing is act of sacrifice for Satan, you bet they are Satan worshippers, while in the east it is martyrdom in the path of God, you see why they fear not death, the Russian, volunteers, Chechen and so and so.
Glad you are back from your nice parish, Andrei. Christ is Risen!
I always look forward to your comments regarding Ukraine. I feel sorry, and pray for the victims especially civilians who are killed or hurt by this mayhem, and also for the dead military on all sides.
May God have mercy on them all.
We are at a crossroads: either the collective West accepts defeat and returns to, and agrees, the 2 Russian treaties of last November; or, they double down and the only option is for NATO to get involved (OK, its already is) directly. The first option requires a leader of strength and vision, so it won’t happen. The second option (which apart from hubris, is inevitable because the West needs Russian resources) leads to catastrophic defeat for the West – and the US can be under no illusions this will just be confined to Europe – it most certainly will not. This second option is why, I think, Russia has kept so many armies in reserve on the sidelines of Ukraine.
“The West’s idea of pumping the Ukraine full of ammo is, frankly, western psychotherapy…”
No it isnt. It is a western psyop designed only for the masses. Follow the money as always. Who is benefiting and who will benefit for years to come. This is a great way to clear out old inventory, much of which is ineffective junk, while making big big money for everyone in the chain. They don’t care about Ukraine. They don’t care about weapons. None of that matters in the least. This is just part of the ongoing “bust out” of the former USA and the rest of the West.
“The Europe I was born in has ceased to exist.”
Correct. As has the USA and the rest of the formerly sovereign western states. But it gets worse.
I know the US well. They have started WWIII knowing Russia and China are pulling away and this is their last chance to “win.” They don’t care if millions (or billions) die. They themselves have a death wish owing to the guilt they bear for being such oppressors for so long. They have no reverse gear. They have built an economy based on compound debt that erodes the value of their assets by the day. They spend their working lives thinking up new and better ways to kill their fellow humans or building the machinery to do it. Many of them are perverts, addicts, or assassins. They are professional liars, unable to do an honest day’s work. So please, don’t get your hopes up. But we can still pray for them, for our loved ones, and for ourselves.
I wish I could share you optimism Saker. Unfortunatly I dont think things are looking anywhere near as good as you seem to think. Few things I would like to points out:
1) The whole they will “collapse soon” line of thinking has been going on for over a decade(if not longer) now and US and EU are still here, more hostile to the rest of the world then ever before(I guess I should say more OPENLY hostile). Even worse we have the example of Ukraine which has been collapsing since the Maidan coup in 2014 and yet its still here(Empire provides just enough support to keep things running) and has brainwashed hundreds of thousands(if not several million) of its citizens to fight and die in the intrests of the Empire of Lies. TBH this whole line of thinking “they will collapse soon” is just wishful thinking and cannot be taken seriously. The Elites that run the Empire dont care how much hardship even their own citizens will have to suffer, most of the collapse(if it even happens) wont effect them (if you want a great example of this is Kennedy before becoming a politician once said in an interview that growing up during the Great Depresion he and his school/college peers never heard anything about it, they where completely shielded from it). At best they will just take a break to reform and find new ways to wage war (like the British did).
2) As a person who lives in Russia I can tell you one thing, the political system is in need of reform. I dont mean any western style democritization. I mean time for Putin to prepare a seccesesor and for a real opposition(not some fake pro-west opposition or the Kremlin yesmen opposition) to emerge now that the Kremlin seems to have finally stopped playing the Putin or prowestern freaks dichotomy. Not sure if thats the best way to phrase it but basicly the reason they only recently arrested Navalny and stopped many other prowestern leaders is because they where the “Le Pen” option so to speak. Tbh these guys are such clowns that its disrespectful to Le Pen to be compared to them but they basicly fulfiled the same function: Putin or these guys so to speak. I fear the current confrontation has put any reform on hold indefinatly. The political system will become even more ossified and brittle. The brittle part is the especially dangerous part. Say something happens to Putin then what? Will the system remain stable? I suspect that unfortunatly this maybe part of the wests calculus, either get prowestern puppets in power or make it so the political system in Russia is “paralyzed”(cant conduct nessesary reforms and degrades over time).
I hope Im wrong and we pull through this rough time but I fear that even after the situation with Ukraine is resolved the Empire will not stop and just keep escalating. Until and actual change in ruling elites occurs in the west the war the west is waging against basicly the rest of the world will not stop. And tbh it looks like scenarios which lead to nuclear escalation are becoming more and more likely and are not percieved as exsistencial threats by the western elites but as a way to play chicken with Russia/Chine hoping they will back down everytime.
I try to stay optimistic but its quite hard considering how things are going.
Great to have you back Saker!!!
Caught this interview with Gonzalo Lira on Richard Medhurst YouTube (link below). He explains how he was arrested and some of the constraints he’s under plus comments on a host of other things related to the Ukraine SOP. Glad to see he is ok, but like Saker, I don’t agree with all his viewpoints. Still he is a very cogent and reasonable person, and his commentary for the most part is spot on.
Indeed, He is risen!
Christ has risen! ^_^
Three Baltic nations, Poland Ukraine plus the UK
Good summary, as always. One quibble: There remains no evidence that Trump ever used the word “shithole.” That appears to be a neolib psy-op launched against him by the Democrats who were present at the meeting. There is no primary evidence of the word being used, and the non-Democrat attendees of the meeting have always denied that the word was used at the meeting.
Keep up the good work, best wishes, Christ is risen, Христос воскресе!
He did use the word, but NOT to address Europe, but the Third World.
He said something to the effect: “the only people who enter the United States are not from Norway, but from shithole countries”
“Trump wants fewer immigrants from “shithole countries” and more from places like Norway”
Indeed He is Risen!
Yes Christ is risen indeed, Hallelujah.
I want to say something to you and all you supporters about God’s part in war.
Yesterday I was appalled at what was said by a high representative of the UN on the BBC news here in the U.K.
Instead of speaking for peace he poured petrol on the flames by his vitriolic character assassination of President Putin.
He is of course as we all know by now just repeating these poisonous remarks that are made continuously in the western media. Foreign Secretary Sergei Lavrov quite rightly has described the USA and its NATO allies as “The Empire of Lies”
And we have all been shocked I think by the extraordinary psychological campaign that the so called “West” has unleashed on the world.
The latest little tidbit yesterday on BBC news “Russia might use a small nuclear weapon on Ukrainian citizens to frighten them.”
The Russian MOD has already warned of the possibility of the west using a false flag operation in Ukraine. And the western media is softening everybody up by dropping these items into their news now.
And rightly I think, all these things are being brought to the light here at the Saker, so that we can see what is really going on, also the firm resolve of Russia to follow through with its plans, and the way that events are turning in Russia’s favour. Including of course the reset of world relationships etc. Anyone for learning the Russian language? or Chinese? Or other eastern language? And if not language, learning about their rich history and cultures, and their modern take on life?
But now to my main point. Many ask, where is God in all this? Can God be on the side of Russia? Or the USA? Or is God not any side and just picks up the pieces, helping those who suffer due to the war?
Certainly, Jesus Christ, the Son of God taught and showed that God is on the side of the poor and suffering of the world. But does He care about truth and justice? Faith and trust? Honesty and care for others? Peace?
Jesus said, “blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the the children of God” and it’s worth reading the whole of his sermon:
“‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ‘Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Matthew 5:3-12 NIVUK
In the light of this I think it is quite easy to see which side God is on!
In everything Russia has been, and is on the side of peace.
And it’s cruel adversary, the Empire of Lies, is clearly on the side of chaos, war, famine, disease and death.
King David of Israel, had to face many who attacked him in his day. Let’s see how his faith and trust in God, who he saw as the God who is on the side of the poor and the weak and who loves justice and righteousness, He expresses these things in quite a few of his psalms.
Here is psalm 12, a psalm of David, for example:
“Help, Lord, for no-one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. Everyone lies to their neighbour; they flatter with their lips but harbour deception in their hearts. May the Lord silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue – those who say, ‘By our tongues we will prevail; our own lips will defend us – who is Lord over us?’ ‘Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise,’ says the Lord. ‘I will protect them from those who malign them.’ And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times. You, Lord, will keep the needy safe and will protect us for ever from the wicked, who freely strut about when what is vile is honoured by the human race.”
Psalms 12:1-8 NIVUK
Russia and those that are their friends can rest secure under the protection of the God of David while those that glorify themselves and violence and greed suffer under the judgement of God.
Welcome back , Andrei. Talking about the few remaining 5th columnists, the Russia state media RT seems to be tightly in their hand. As for the EU, it is such a sad spectacle to see how far these moderately intellegent people (European masses) could allow themselves to be led by the nose into the slaugther house of imperial arrogance. The shelves in the stores are getting emptier by the day, and the prices are increasing in bounds. Yet the tabloids continue the insulting propaganda of blaming every self-made calamties on Putin. And these docile people are buying it! This is truly an interesting time to live.
Good fighting talk is a morale booster in this war against all mass formation psychosis zombies.
I wish to be as optimistic as Saker. Even though I accept his assessment as correct, I have concerns that a conclusive Russian “victory” remains doubtful.
The series of explosions which have occurred recently are very likely acts of sabotage.
Apart from the ones in Transniestria, they bear resemblance to the myriad of attacks staged by Israel and the United States against Iranian nuclear facilities. They were cyberattacks.
A great part of the stand-off weaponry, which is used in warfare today, is controlled through communications involving spaced-based devices. Most of the rest depends on communications with aircraft to identify targets and to direct the weapons to their targets.
Ukraine is not capable of waging war by these means. NATO nations -which for the most part means the United States- are providing target acquisition, weapons control, and damage assessment to Ukraine.
The United States is openly funding Ukrainian resistance. It is openly providing logistical support, and much more. In so doing, it is pursuing war against Russia in the same way that it waged war against Germany 1915-1917 and 1940-1941. Measured by the percentage of money and manpower, it was the primary way that America contributed to Germany’s defeat in both wars. (The destruction of Germany by the U.S. 8th Air Force may have been nearly as significant.)
Unless and until Russia finds a way to inflict serious pain and deprivation upon America’s elite (a significant part of whom are closely related to significant parts of the elites of Russia, Ukraine, Israel and the United Kingdom) the United States will have no incentive to end this war against Russia.
– NATO nations – which for the most part means the United States
Then we have this possibility: “A secretive group backed by millions of dollars from liberal billionaire George Soros is working behind the scenes with President Biden’s administration to shape policy, documents reviewed by Fox News show.”
George Soros is not American. To take down US is George Soros’ great ambition. Kissinger seems to me to be more German than American. Zig seems to have a Polish mindset.
– The evidence points to Klaus Schwab having been recruited by Kissinger into his circle of “Round Table” imperialists via a CIA funded program at Harvard University.
A lot of history here: https://unlimitedhangout.com/2022/03/investigative-reports/dr-klaus-schwab-or-how-the-cfr-taught-me-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bomb/
CIA is the child of Allen Dulles … what I call a jesuit
A popularization contest in times of crisis is not a bad idea, way to go, stay on top and ahead of the game.
Interesting take from Gonzalo Lira:
Understand the power Gazprom bank—and Russia—now has: It can give selective exchange rates to different countries.
Mr. Hungary? Your euros are worth 85 rubles—have a nice day!
Mr. Germany? I’m sorry, but your euros are only worth 45. Pity, but what can you do?
Andrei, thank you for your writings.
God is good, God is Jezus and we can talk to him through our soul. That is the meaning of gnosticism. Go on, try it out. It will save is all.
Dear Saker, truly Christ is Risen!
Congratulations on your trip and Easter celebration!
We know you since long time as a military analyst, and lately your expertise in the field has been shared by another presenter of events, with analysis also, and it occurred to me whether readers, commenters and sitrep writer Nightvision, might feel relaxed and glad if he was welcomed or acknowledged in some way by you, and that a word was spared for this also, in your upcoming post which we look forward to!
All the best, mon ami.
It is a miracle that Gonzalo Lira is still alive. I would trust that he will safely return to Russian-protected territory and resume his videos.
It is so refreshing to read your narrative, I have become a little despondent lately after all the territorial losses by our magnificent forces who are fighting NAZI-ism all by our selves.
It is a very lonely battle; just us and Belarus verse Poland, Germany, France, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Hungary, Czech, Slovakia, UK, Japan, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and even Switzerland, Sweden and Finland!
It is a very lonely battle for the good of the world and we will be strong, OK so Ukraine has turned out to be determined and reluctant to accept our advances of securing them back into the Russian fold.
However we will not be deterred by their reluctance to succumb to our greater goals for them!
It might take us 20 years but the cause is worth it, we must have our baby Brother Back in the family even though he wants his own stupid freedom!
It is great to have The Saker Back to remind us of our Strategic and Tactical thought and actions should be!
I follow your blog and I agree on many viewpoints given in your blog.
Your blog is for me a very important soruce of alternative views and dissections of the current confusion caused in this world by the idiots that you name again and again.
However, as much as I can understand your contempt for the politicians of Western Europe and as much as I share it, i would like to point out, that you should formulate it differently.
What I mean, is that you should make a differentiation.
– There are those at the top, i.e. v.d. Leyen, Borrell, Macron, Draghi, Scholz, Johnson, Tusk, Morawiecki, Stoltenberg, Merkel and their helpers in the mainstream press and subordinated bodies of authority, who are directly responsible for the deep shit that we are in now.
– And there are the ordinary people of the Western European countries, whom these gangsters have ridden into this situation that is indeed beyond any hope.
Indeed, the majority of the population is beyond stupid and they are all too lazy to use the means of getting more than just one brain-washing information I can see this here in my own family and I am despaired about this situation.
But still I think, the number of thinking people is greater than you think and i would not like to be addressed by the contempt that you expressed for the whole of Western Europe in your comment.
I truly hope, that indeed BEFORE May 9th 2022 this whole calamity will be over and a piece will be negotiated.
It can also only be hoped, that the MIC of the United States will collapse rather sooner than later and that the Americans get a president, who is worth of being put into that job and who is not interested in unilateral, hegemonial, imperialistic foreign policy, but in a peaceful cooperation of the nations of this world.
Thanks for the good Job that you do.
One last thing, a questions regarding the books that you have published:
I have from you the book “The Essential Saker”, published 2015.
Here in the blog you mention “The Essential Saker III” and “The Essential Saker IV”.
Is there not a “The Essential Saker II” ?
This book is helping me to understand the Ukraine tragedy by Sergei Glazyev (2016) below:
Another good book I read years ago the Ukraine horror is this:
Hope this helps somebody
“If anyone intends to interfere from the outside and create threats of a strategic nature that are unacceptable to us, they must know that our counter-strikes will be lightning-fast, swift. We have all the tools to do this, tools that no one else can boast of. And we will not boast; we will use them if we have to, and I want everyone to know that. All the decisions have been made in this regard” – tough speech of Putin on April 27, 2022 at the Council of Lawmakers.
1) NATO leaders make openly belligerent statements about Russia.
2) Russia has failed to quickly carry out a disarmament and regime change operation in Ukraine.
3) Rocket and air strikes have not caused catastrophic damage to Ukraine’s army, demoralized it, or led to mass arms surrender.
4) Ukraine and NATO countries began to benefit as they gained time to mobilize reservists, train them, and move troops.
5) Troops of NATO countries are accumulating near the border of Poland and Ukraine. It is also possible in Romania with the possibility of rapid redeployment through Moldova to the border with Ukraine.
6) Possible entry of NATO troops into Ukraine.
7) Possible aggravation of the situation in Transnistria and other places that will require a military response from Russia.
8) Russian troops are not enough to establish and maintain control over Ukrainian territory.
Unless some extra-original event occurs, Russia will begin to mobilize reservists.
An extraordinary event could be, for example, the appearance in Ukraine of some strong leader who would ensure the neutrality of the army or its use against the existing regime. Or the neutralization of any Ukrainian or NATO leader. Or mass popular unrest in NATO countries because of the economic situation, for political reasons. In general, something that would quickly and severely weaken Ukraine and NATO countries.
This commentary is not an analysis. It’s just a feeling I have. Or intuition, which can be deceptive. The main thing is the possible mobilization of reservists in Russia.
“As for the public opinion in Russia, the West has done a truly SUPERB job uniting the Russian people around Putin and the Russian armed forces.”
So maybe Russian information warfare hasn’t been so bad after all.
First, label your opponents with a deeply truthful and revealing kill shot: ‘Empire of Lies.’
Then, let them lie and lie and lie.
Until at some point the whole world begins to see that they are lying in a mud puddle of their own making.
Far more effective than partisan propaganda.
Trump’s term was ‘shit house’ which is a common expression among real estate developers. It indicates back woods rural infrastructure without plumbing etc. Of course the media reported it as ‘shit-hole.’ That’s what they do…
¿Qué significa, en las dos últimas lineas del artículo, “3B+PU+UK” ( que están a cargo de la OTAN)?. Gracias.
Here is Gonzalo’s new Twitter. https://twitter.com/GonzaloLira1968#WhereisGonzaloLira
“I think that we can now agree that the “Russia is losing” narrative has ended in the inevitable faceplant. Right now Russia has not even launched a full scale assault, only “fire/combat reconnaissance” operations and yet Russian forces are already advancing on many (crucial) fronts/locations.”
A pathetic cope beyond belief. This is African juju level thinking.
A pundit on the MSNBC channel said today that Ukraine has LBGTQ brigades fighting in the war and that they are “humiliating” Russia. How can anyone not see the supernatural all over the place? It’s all over the place. I don’t care from what angle you look at it. Then a top expert appeared after the LBGTQ advertiser to talk about the Russian warning that it will respond (with missiles) and no one on the program is impressed at all by the warning. Respect the superior powers, how powerful…The General is back, wait…he is talking about the “incompetence” of the Russian troops. He’ll say another one. He mentioned Napoleon and joked that “short people need to stick together.” He said, “Because we will take that side of the bed, I think we will succeed here.” Then he and the host started complimenting Napoleon for “creating modern Europe”. Right, it’s confusing. The General says, “Napoleon was an inspirational leader” (I’m quoting live). The General says Napoleon was a “soldier’s General.” “There’s a lot to admire about Napoleon Bonaparte”, the General said. I just caught a few. The supernatural power is going to win, he can do what he wants. Will the General next say that Russia needs to be invaded as by Napoleon? You would think so, I mean…must be like for the next time,
that, no? (If you doubted, do you see it now?)
THE PROBLEM IS UNITED KINGDOM…THEY CAN HIT RUSSIAN NAVY…BY SABOTEAGE…BY INTELLIGENCE SERVICES
Excellent article. These days, the terms “Cretin” and “EU” are seen together a lot in Asian media.
He is risen indeed.
I wonder what contingencies the Russian mi!itary/political strategists have come up with regards to Transnistria and Moldova, especially once Russia begins moving West through/around Oddessa and is plain to see a plan for land-locking Banderistan. Are secret diplomatic talks with Poland a farfetched idea?
Salam Andrei. Thanks for the great work. I think I am speaking for everyone when I say to take good care of yourself.