by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted
Let’s start with Pipelineistan. Nearly seven years ago, I showed how Syria was the ultimate Pipelineistan war.
Damascus had rejected the – American – plan for a Qatar-Turkey gas pipeline, to the benefit of Iran-Iraq-Syria (for which a memorandum of understanding was signed).
What followed was a vicious, concerted “Assad must go” campaign: proxy war as the road to regime change. The toxic dial went exponentially up with the instrumentalization of ISIS – yet another chapter of the war of terror (italics mine). Russia blocked ISIS, thus preventing regime change in Damascus. The Empire of Chaos-favored pipeline bit the dust.
Now the Empire finally exacted payback, blowing up existing pipelines – Nord Stream (NS) and Nord Steam 2 (NS2) – carrying or about to carry Russian gas to a key imperial economic competitor: the EU.
We all know by now that Line B of NS2 has not been bombed, or even punctured, and it’s ready to go. Repairing the other three – punctured – lines would not be a problem: a matter of two months, according to naval engineers. Steel on the Nord Streams is thicker than on modern ships. Gazprom has offered to repair them – as long as Europeans behave like grown-ups and accept strict security conditions.
We all know that’s not going to happen. None of the above is discussed across NATOsan media. That means that Plan A by the usual suspects remains in place: creating a contrived natural gas shortage, leading to the de-industrialization of Europe, all part of the Great Reset, rebranded “The Great Narrative”.
Meanwhile, the EU Muppet Show is discussing the ninth sanction package against Russia. Sweden refuses to share with Russia the results of the dodgy intra-NATO “investigation” of itself on who blew up the Nord Streams.
At Russian Energy Week, President Putin summarized the stark facts.
Europe blames Russia for the reliability of its energy supplies even though it was receiving the entire volume it bought under fixed contracts.
The “orchestrators of the Nord Stream terrorist attacks are those who profit from them”.
Repairing Nord Stream strings “would only make sense in the event of continued operation and security”.
Buying gas on the spot market will cause a €300 billion loss for Europe.
The rise in energy prices is not due to the Special Military Operation (SMO), but to the West’s own policies.
Yet the Dead Can Dance show must go on. As the EU forbids itself to buy Russian energy, the Brussels Eurocracy skyrockets their debt to the financial casino. The imperial masters laugh all the way to the bank with this form of collectivism – as they continue to profit from using financial markets to pillage and plunder whole nations.
Which bring us to the clincher: the Straussian/neo-con psychos controlling Washington’s foreign policy eventually might – and the operative word is “might” – stop weaponizing Kiev and start negotiations with Moscow only after their main industrial competitors in Europe go bankrupt.
But even that would not be enough – because one of NATO’s key “invisible” mandates is to capitalize, whatever means necessary, on food resources across the Pontic-Caspian steppe: we’re talking about 1 million km2 of food production from Bulgaria all the way to Russia.
Judo in Kharkov
The SMO has swiftly transitioned into a “soft” CTO (Counter-Terrorist Operation) even without an official announcement. The no-nonsense approach of the new overall commander with full carte blanche from the Kremlin, General Surovikin, a.k.a. “Armageddon”, speaks for itself.
There are absolutely no indicators whatsoever pointing to a Russian defeat anywhere along the over 1,000 km-long frontline. The spun-to-death withdrawal from Kharkov may have been a masterstroke: the first stage of a judo move that, cloaked in legality, fully developed after the terrorist bombing of Krymskiy Most – the Crimea Bridge.
Let’s look at the retreat from Kharkov as a trap – as in Moscow graphically demonstrating “weakness”. That led the Kiev forces – actually their NATO handlers – to gloat about Russia “fleeing”, abandon all caution, and go for broke, even embarking on a terror spiral, from the assassination of Darya Dugina to the attempted destruction of Krymskiy Most.
In terms of Global South public opinion, it’s already established that General Armageddon’s Daily Morning Missile Show is a legal (italics mine) response to a terrorist state. Putin may have sacrificed, for a while, a piece on the chessboard – Kharkov: after all, the SMO mandate is not to hold terrain, but to demilitarize Ukraine.
Moscow even won post-Kharkov: all the Ukrainian military equipment accumulated in the area was thrown into offensives, just for the Russian Army to merrily engage in non-stop target practice.
And then there’s the real clincher: Kharkov set in motion a series of moves that allowed Putin to eventually go for checkmate, via the missile-heavy “soft” CTO, reducing the collective West to a bunch of headless chickens.
In parallel, the usual suspects continue to relentlessly spin their new nuclear “narrative”. Foreign Minister Lavrov has been forced to repeat ad nauseam that according to Russian nuclear doctrine, a strike may only happen in response to an attack “which endangers the entire existence of the Russian Federation.”
The aim of the D.C. psycho killers – in their wild wet dreams – is to provoke Moscow into using tactical nuclear weapons in the battlefield. That was another vector in rushing the timing of the Crimea Bridge terror attack: after all British intel plans had been swirling for months. That all came to nought.
The hysterical Straussian/neocon propaganda machine is frantically, pre-emptively, blaming Putin: he’s “cornered”, he’s “losing”, he’s “getting desperate” so he’ll launch a nuclear strike.
It’s no wonder the Doomsday Clock set up by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1947 is now placed at only 100 seconds from midnight. Right on “Doom’s doorstep”.
This is where a bunch of American psychos is leading us.
Life at Doom’s doorstep
As the Empire of Chaos, Lies and Plunder is petrified by the startling Double Fail of a massive economic/military attack, Moscow is systematically preparing for the next military offensive. As it stands, it’s clear that the Anglo-American axis will not negotiate. It has not even tried for the past 8 years, and it’s not about to change course, even incited by an angelic chorus ranging from Elon Musk to Pope Francis.
Instead of going Full Timur, accumulating a pyramid of Ukrainian skulls, Putin has summoned eons of Taoist patience to avoid military solutions. Terror on the Crimea Bridge may have been a game-changer. But the velvet gloves are not totally off: General Armageddon’s daily aerial routine may still be seen as a – relatively polite – warning. Even in his latest landmark speech, which contained a savage indictment of the West, Putin made clear he’s always open for negotiations.
Yet by now, Putin and the Security Council know why the Americans simply can’t negotiate. Ukraine may be just a pawn in their game, but it’s still one of Eurasia’s key geopolitical nodes: whoever controls it, enjoys extra strategic depth.
The Russians are very much aware that the usual suspects are obsessed with blowing up the complex process of Eurasia integration – starting with China’s BRI. No wonder important instances of power in Beijing are “uneasy” with the war. Because that’s very bad for business between China and Europe via several trans-Eurasian corridors.
Putin and the Russian Security Council also know that NATO abandoned Afghanistan – an absolutely miserable failure – to place all their chips on Ukraine. So losing both Kabul and Kiev will be the ultimate mortal blow: that means abandoning the 21st Eurasian Century to the Russia-China-Iran strategic partnership.
Sabotage – from the Nord Streams to Krymskiy Most – gives away the desperation game. NATO’s arsenals are virtually empty. What’s left is a war of terror: the Syrianization, actually ISIS-zation of the battlefield. Managed by braindead NATO, acted on the terrain by a cannon fodder horde sprinkled with mercenaries from at least 34 nations.
So Moscow may be forced to go all the way – as the Totally Unplugged Dmitry Medvedev revealed: now this is about eliminating a terrorist regime, totally dismantle its politico-security apparatus and then facilitate the emergence of a different entity. And if NATO still blocks it, direct clash will be inevitable.
NATO’s thin red line is they can’t afford to lose both Kabul and Kiev. Yet it took two acts of terror – on Pipelineistan and on Crimea – to imprint a much starker, burning red line: Russia will not allow the Empire to control Ukraine, whatever it takes. That’s intrinsically linked to the future of the Greater Eurasia Partnership. Welcome to life at Doom’s doorstep.
Ukraine as an entity of statehood must be erased. Not a postage stamp-sized territory left for the West to use as a legal means to threaten Russia and Belarus.
Victory is the complete eradication of Ukraine, government and military. If that means 20 million leftovers in need of social support, bake them bread and boil them vats of soup until the intransigent leave for EU paradise.
Any who are willing to work in agriculture, let them farm or raise livestock.
Eventually, cut deals with the EU neighbors who have claims to land and saw off those pieces to the claimants in return for draconian security agreements and sealed borders.
If the EU wants electricity, Russia can arrange that with the NPPs they will control.
If the EU wants gas or oil, Russia can arrange that with existing pipelines that run through 404.
If the EU shows no interest in energy controlled by Russia, leave them to their own fate.
Probably the most sensible comment I’ve read today.
I’ll second that.
This sounds like a nightmare for Russia; basically the same as British colonial control of Ireland or India, or US occupation in Iraq or Afghanistan.. The western part of Ukraine must be demilitarized/denatoized, but Russia would be far better off if Western Ukraine has to survive its own internal divisions and debts to the west. The value of a compare and contrast between east and west Ukraine would bring out the best in Russia and the worst in Euro/Wall Street slavery. Better that Ukraine begs to join Russia. The greatest fear of the Anglo/Israeli empire is the emergence of autonomous socialist nations able to engage in international free trade.This is why they do so much to blockade rebels like Nicaragua, Venezuela, Libya, Iraq, Cuba and socialist leaning African nations.
Not even close. British colonies exist for resources, only. British don’t give rats ass about population.
Although, former ukraine possess’ resources, that’s not why Russians are there.
It is to save and protect Russian population, and prevent foreign invader establishing foothold on the RUSSIAN land.
The non Russians can simply be expelled, that wicked seed don’t belong there anyway.
Constant missile raids will do the trick.
I said it before, one square meter left to nazis, a nuke will be planted overnight.
As Larchmonter445 explained, Xerxes way is the only way.
And that’s Phase One.
I agree the threat to Russia is real. However I don’t see how it is Nazis. The Jewish puppet leaders of Ukraine, placed by a Jewish run coup in 2914, propose a vision of Ukraine that will look more like a “big Israel”. Their words. That could only happen if people long established in Ukraine, are killed or displaced like Palestinians. Maybe it is a new NATO armed Bolshevik state that Russia will not allow on its borders. Not one square mile as you say. Would’t that explain why the AIPAC run US Congress is willing to send tens of billions of $$ and weapons there. $$ I would add, conjured from nothing by the Federal Reserve which is owned and run by people pretending to be descendants of Hebrews?
Jews are not above using actual Nazis to obtain their insane goals.
acho que você criou a melhor imagem de um pensamento político líquido ,sem estar numa mesa de negociações.
um caminho honesto e civilizado(rsrs) para povos que nutrem ódio pela Rússia durante séculos e não conseguem sair do círculo vicioso
I think you’ve created the best image of liquid political thought without being at a negotiating table.
an honest and civilized path(lol) for people who have been hating Russia for centuries and cannot get out of the vicious circle
My understanding is that the pipelines running across the Ukraine are old, poorly maintained and very inefficient. New pipelines should be built, at Europe’s expense, to alleviate “climate change”.
Poland and the Baltics will have to go too. Once gone, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and company will likely fall in line and declare neutrality as they watch the U.S. do nothing about it.
Indeed, top of page is well deserved place for your Larchesse! (Largesse)
One caveat, we must grow to understand and be able to counter the mind control techniques fully deployed at this time. The truth must prevail.
After all our use of the Nazi setback of the 1940’s to establish our moral superiority, to now fully sponsor their resurrection is the ultimate hypocrisy.
Interesting that one pipe survived, success at such a very technical operation makes a targeting error of this degree very suspicious. When the whole of Germany screams, how can the USA in all its gentle benevolence turn a deaf ear.
How about a European vote to blowing the last line? Show some solidarity with the Krauts.
Anyone remember that Law that elensky passed recently? That all polands can be even President of Ukraine…wonder what effect is will have if Russia reaches Lemberg.
Nato can’t afford to lose control of energy prices, debt and interest rates. But too bad, the end of the west and its zionists is coming.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (1947) and the Western Union (before NATO) were created to assure a safer world after WW2. It is interesting to recall the chronology of what followed on the basis of these beautiful principles:
1948: Benelux, Great Britain and France create the Western Union (WU), a common defense military alliance directed explicitly against Germany (Treaty of Brussels).
1949: Members of the WU, joined by Canada and the United States, create the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to ensure the security and stability of Western Europe and North America in the face of German imperialism (while opposing a possible expansionist attempt by the Soviet Union). The military authorities of the WU will be incorporated into those of NATO in December 1950.
1955: the USSR and the countries of Eastern Europe (Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, GDR, Romania and Czechoslovakia) create the Warsaw Pact, a military alliance for common defense in the face of the increasingly heavy threat of NATO. It is essential to remember that the signing of this pact (May 14, 1955) followed the remilitarization of the FRG (creation of the Bundeswehr) and its accession to NATO on May 6 of the same year.
1991: dislocation of the USSR following a series of conspiracies that led to the Belaveja Accords and dissolution of the Warsaw Pact.
From this date, NATO, whose mission is less and less clear, will continue to strengthen itself until it brings together 28 member countries (Albania, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Czechia, Romania, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, USA).
The advantage of this chronological vision is to clearly show that it was the Warsaw Pact, created in 1955, which aimed to defend the Eastern bloc against Anglo-Saxon imperialism and not the reverse as we seek so often to make us believe.
NATO has always been manipulative, lying and hypocritical. Contrary to its acronym, this organization is not an alliance between countries but an armada at the exclusive service of the USA having distributed its forces in Europe under the sole command of an American officer. In such a logic, each Member State loses the independence of its foreign and defense policy.
Charles De Gaulle is the only european president to have opposed this American hegemony. He escaped about forty assassination attempts perpetrated by the OAS (fascist organization financed by NATO and guilty of the worst massacres during the Algerian war). Following this American terrorism, he announced the immediate withdrawal of France from NATO and the dismissal of all American soldiers and administrative employees from French territory.
This independence was canceled by Jacques Chirac who reintegrated France into the NATO Military Committee and especially by Nicolas Sarkozy who decided to return the French army under NATO command in 2009.
Bilderberg Group = European
WEF / Davos = European
NATO = European and US
Soros = who knows?
CIA / Frankfurt = probably deep state Europa
Thanks for the timeline, very helpful. I joined just to add this comment. In my own further research this morning, I have found the following which can be added to the timeline.
1954 1st April, Associated Press publishes notes of a telegram received (31-March) by the US Ambassador in Moscow Charles E Bohlen from Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, previously published on the NATO website, but no longer available on NATO, but visible still on the Internet Archive, sent to the French, United States and Great Britain governments, proposing entry to NATO for the purposes of “the maintenance of world peace…agreement must be reached to rule out the employment of atomic energy for destruction and the wholesale annihilation of human beings… With this in view the Soviet Government put a proposal to guarantee security in Europe before the Berlin meeting of French, British, U.S. and Soviet Foreign Ministers end, in this connection, submitted a draft of the fundamentals of a General European Treaty for collective security in Europe. The draft provides for a general European system of security based on the collective efforts of all the Countries of Europe. All the European countries, irrespective of social systems, can be participants. This includes Germany… Consequently the draft fundamentals of a general European treaty is intended to establish an effective system of collective security in Europe in accordance with the principles of UN charter…It should also be borne in mind that the creation of one military group of countries invariably precipitates corresponding action on the part of other countries to guarantee their security.” The request by the USSR to join NATO is rejected by the US, UK and France. 
Note: By virtue of this URL, NATO acknowledge the Soviet Unions request to join NATO to establish a general European Security system.
 https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/fast-facts-about-nato-1.778864 and https://web.archive.org/web/20140222032812/http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/FRUS/FRUS-idx?type=turn&id=FRUS.FRUS195254v05p1&entity=FRUS.FRUS195254v05p1.p0531
Thus Russia’s recent request for a European Security arrangement should be seen in this historical context as just another in a line of similar requests, all of which are ignored by the collective west. Truly shameful in itself, but the efforts to hide this fact indicate a greater level of evil. We are truly being lied to in an utterly detestable fashion.
Regime change in the borderlands (Ukraine) is not the goal of the Russian SMO-CTO. Regime change in The USA and The UK is the goal. The Democratic-Republican (D-R) UniParty and the Labor-Conservative (L-C) UniParty are the chief political, economic, and military enemies of the Russian Executive and Legislature. The D-R and L-C UniParties are linked by their Intelligence Communities-NGOs.
We mean this when we say that, for example, “Russia is at war with the combined West, not Ukraine.” The combined West is the D-R and L-C UniParties linked by their Intelligence Communities-NGOs.
Operationally, the D-R and L-C UniParties are one UniParty. Internally, there is discord caused by each national UniParty wanting an upper hand on the other. But operationally, facing a second or third or fourth center of global influence, the D-R and L-C UniParties act as one joint UniParty.
War is a political operation before it is a military one. Seen politically, which is how statesmen see things, the D-R/L-C UniParty is united and hegemonic with respect to all areas of human activity and therefore an enemy of every other center of global influence whether potential or actual.
Regime change in Washington and London are indicated. That does not mean changing Democratic Party for Republican Party actors, nor Labor Party for Conservative Party actors, nor vice-versa for either country. No, it means abandoning both UniParties to self-destruction and making entirely fresh starts with a fresh party in each country, The USA and The UK. For The USA, I am on record suggesting the name All American Party and outlining major planks thereof: https://theological-geography.net/?s=All+American+Party
I regret that Donald Trump has not taken this route. With luck Tulsi Gabbard and others will. Trying to get rid of RINOs from inside the Republican Party is comparable to the minor and timid, safe but indecisive envelopment the JCS wanted Mac Arthur to execute in Korea. The correct movement was the daring but doable one, deep into the enemy’s flank and rear, at Inchon.
The RNC is part of the D-R UniParty, which is part of the D-R/L-C UniParty hag-riding The USA/UK. A fresh start with a fresh party is indicated in both countries. If those parties are truly fresh, they will be cooperative rather than hegemonic towards other nations. They will welcome multiple centers of global influence because in dispersion there is redundancy and in redundancy there is strength: https://therevdavidrgraham.substack.com/p/ur-principles-of-foreign-policy
Everything is exactly to the point. I don’t see any way out of this mess but to push the red button and clean ukronazis along with their freedom-loving western patrons. They keep escalating, pumping more and more weapons. I don’t see any possibility for a more optimistic outcome.
Although the recent missle strikes on Kiev sent Ze the Pygmy running for his life, as fast as his nasty little feet could carry him, Russia’s approach with the Special Operation continues to be restrained.. Rather than taking out Ze’s office and SBU headquarters, Russia instead targeted a nazi monument down the street from both.. Kiev will continue to act with impudence until this restraint ends..
Not to be overlooked, Mr Putin’s offer for Turkey to become the new gas hub for Europe is a master stroke on so many levels.. It instantly shifts the focus away from NS-2, it checks the EU quislings’ bluster, and it offers the maverick Sultan of Swing a lofty perch he is fond of.. Neither Mr Putin or Eddie of Ankara are under outside control, and have always formed a strange partnership which simply can’t be explained..
This will be a fun new development..
Yes, they are beyond desperate… but the Ukraine is a means, a large kitchen.. Among the factors leading to the Doom outlined above so nicely by Pepe is another ticking clock. All Cause Mortality. This Winter promises to be epic, may rival anything from the Black Death days. They need cover. To blame Russia and to ensure gaslessness and lack of energy and the grid at all costs. To blame what comes to those rather than sludge flowing through veins and parked in tight intracranial and intracorollary junctions and walls.
Have you heard of the Pfizer European parliament news these days?
And of Macron about to unleash the goons on strikers?
I am reminded of the Devil working overtime to collect souls to take into the Pit with him. Somehow it looks like the High Cabal isn’t going to be that lucky; theirs promises to be a more meagre collection. Hair will be mussed, but largely theirs.
I wrote this poem to express a key reason why they cannot negotiate or back down. They already bet the farm..
A jaundiced eye surveils..
A jaundiced eye roamed
over the battlefield combed
It didn’t stop transmission
settle the condition
or improve infection
loose the definition
immoral the mission
rammed without permission
Ignored the petition
on blind suspicion
and rapt superstition
they achieved position
Many a politician
inspite of admonition
What the disposition
after the recognition
of demonic inhibition
this unholy apparition?
Can the killed be in remission?
The bankrupt be in commission?
The unhealthy be refashioned?
The broken transposition?
Lost trust phase-transition?
An entire system in perdition!
The task is without fruition
requires bitterest attrition
for ungodly sedition
and unfettered ambition.
Whether black site rendition
the hangman audition
or hypersonic cauterization
doesn’t require academician
merely a blunt proposition
The Doomsday Clock has set off alarms all across the isles….
The key issue with Gabbard is she uses her notoriety to make an unmistakable warning about nuclear WWIII to Americans. Joe Rogan got 2 million views of the interview. This is not a partisan issue – Trump is doing exactly the same. She was on Fox also with the same direct in-your-face warning.
British press are having conniptions, especially former Conservative Party MP, stringer, Louise Mensch, who recently fingered Canadian intrepid Donbass reporter Eva Bartlett for liquidation, ala Peacemaker.
Tulsi Gabbard has for sure hit the Colonel Blimp’s (British Liberal Imperialists) hard.
In times like this forget previous opinions –
Poets are the true legislators, as Percy Shelley, yes from England, wrote :
‘A Defence of Poetry’ From the essay thus-named by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822):
The most unfailing herald, companion, and follower of the awakening of a great people to work a beneficial change in opinion or institution, is poetry.
At such periods, there is an accumulation of the power of communicating
and receiving profound and impassioned conceptions respecting
man and nature. The persons in whom this power resides, may
often, as far as regards many portions of their nature, have little
apparent correspondence with that spirit of good of which they
are the ministers. But even whilst they deny and abjure, they are
yet compelled to serve, the power which is seated upon the throne
of their own soul. It is impossible to read the compositions of the
most celebrated writers of the present day without being startled
with the electric life which burns within their words. They measure
the circumference and sound the depths of human nature
with a comprehensive and all-penetrating spirit, and they are
themselves perhaps the most sincerely astonished at its manifestations: for it is less their spirit than the spirit of the age
Might I add, Pepe Escobar has a grasp of poetry – would that we hear more!
Bonbon: Thank You for an excellent comment. I like the way you connect Tulsi Gabbard and the role of poetry. My interest in Gabbard is in her ability to crash through mental stereotypes for a larger more aloha driven purpose. I enjoy reading your posts as I often sense a poetic depth in your remarks.
I’m lucky to have had Keats and Shelley at school. I do believe Pepe Escobar is also very familiar with Keats and Shelley.
Abe Lincoln made his generals read Shakespeare, Macbeth especially, at war planning, to their initial abjuration.
I do believe the Russian MoD do know Pushkin, and recite off by heart!
Shelley is one of my favorites too, esp Ozymandias, which captures the end point of Hubris. He wrote it while Napolean was alive and at ease in his British “retirement accommodations,” courtesy of the same George III who inspired fidelity in both hemispheres. A paean to both?
We are all witnessing extraordinary events — the fall of a Hegemon. It will be better appreciated by successor generations a trifle calmer..
In the meanwhile, it is our task to survive the agony as told by Gramsci.
Everything the America elite wants, resource/land/power grab, I want also, however, I’m not prepared to go on an orgy of violence and intimidation to get it.
If you are able to organize such a massive military as the current empire has, I assure you, your ego would reach mountain Meru, overnight. That’s the curse we carry on our shoulders.
Actually, I believe as long as EU goes bankrupt, it is mission accomplished for the USA. THE EU is the test case IMO for the introduction of non debt backed digital money to replace and pay off the debts of the old debt backed monetary system.
This type of “quiet bankruptcy” can be blamed on Russia, rather than the natural cause of decades of government debt spending. In this way, Russia becomes the scapegoat for failure rather than government financial mismanagement.
My evidence for this is the total lack of desire for the West to win the war. There is a total lack of supply of weapons and ammo to support a victory in Ukraine. Rather, there is just show amounts delivered of armaments that are far short of what would be required to actually win a war.
Had this in fact been a real war, the USA at the outset would have invoked the defense production act and started producing the materials to win a war. If it is not a real war, then it is an excuse for something else.
I would expect the USA to follow with its own “quiet bankruptcy” as it suffers from the same debt backed money system with unpayable government debts. Whether Russia or another crisis is required remains to be seen.
“I believe as long as EU goes bankrupt, it is mission accomplished for the USA…I would expect the USA to follow with its own ‘quiet bankruptcy’…”
Exactly. There seems to be a lack of understanding in the corridors of power, of a basic philosophical reality – everything is connected. You cannot weaken a significant partner without harming yourself. The West is run by infants.
Greed can NEVER be satisfied.
Europe, Russia, China … they won’t stop until there is nothing left to destory.
I understand and support your points, but I think there is a dangerous follow-up that we have to take into account as well. Maybe it’s too simplistic, but then help me to carve that out as well.
When the Anglo world goes into their ‘great reset’, then what about the other 80% or so of the rest of the world population? Do we really think that the the rest of the world will just roll over and say, ‘oh well, ok’?
(spoiler alert: in my worst dreams I fear that the Anglo’s really did… )
My guess is, that it was foreseen that due to an Ukrainian-Russian war, prolonged as long as possible, the Russian economy would collapse. See for instance this report from JP Morgan, March 2022, which foresees a collapse of the Russian economy: https://www.jpmorgan.com/insights/research/russia-ukraine-crisis-market-impact
(I couldn’t find another JP Morgan report, more in numbers, talking about a foreseeable collapse of the Russian economy with 35% in the first months of the Ukraine war.)
Now, I don’t consider JP Morgan as amateurs, so while this didn’t happen at all is an enormous (if not disastrous) miscalculation of the Empire side. What will they do? Collapsing as planned, and then wait and see? My fear is, that their Plan B will be somewhat darker. And China watch out, you will be next (or so they think).
Cheers and stay safe, Rob.
Btw: thanks Pepe, again a treat to read your insights.
I doubt there would be Ukraine by the time this thing ends. The Zionist plunderers would soon move all their loot to Tel Aviv, Australia or Canada. And the Poles and Hungarians would likely occupy part of the land they believe belong to them, if Russia permits. The whole of Donbass is lost. And the crazy Nazis would be absorbed into all Nordic and Baltic countries. Ukraine as a state has no future. It hardly has any presence even now.
The US and UK are more concerned about Odessa then Kiev
In regard to the desperation, there is one thing left beside the war of terror: a false flag tactical nuke in Ukraine.
All this ralk about nukes reminds me of the years of US forecasts that Russia was going to invade Ukraine any minute. When they talk about these things they are preconditioning the associated actions.
In case it isn’t patently obvious, the homicidal, suicidual psychopaths running the west are capable of anything.
Some of what Pepe states doesn’t make sense to us. What is he referring to when he says:
“As the Empire of Chaos, Lies and Plunder is petrified by the startling Double Fail of a massive economic/military attack….” ??
Is he saying the US is “petrified” it’s financial system will fail, along with a large military attack against it?
What evidence does Pepe have that some nation will bomb America? Is that a correct conclusion? If so, there is no other nation on Earth with as much military technology/communication systems, and the military means to thwart any/all incoming military attacks; nuclear or not.
Moreover, he says, blowing up the pipelines was an “act of desperation” by the US.
Actually, the intention by the US Military & the US/EU/UK Central Banks/Financiers was to shut down Germany’s Industry and trade with Russia, China and other nations. Hobble the powerhouse of Germany would better allow re-colonizing both the UK and the EU using the US Capitalist System to financialize those nations and turn them into what America has become: a hugely debt-ridden, impoverished citizenry. Far greater riches for the top 10%, 5%, 1%.
“….some nation will bomb America? Is that a correct conclusion? If so, there is no other nation on Earth with as much military technology/communication systems, and the military means to thwart any/all incoming military attacks; nuclear or not.”
Incorrect, the US can not thwart attacks. This has been proven time and time again, in Syria, in Iraq. Their anti missile systems are just not as good as they tout.
We would strongly urge you to update your assessment of the US Military/The Defense Department/Big Tech, should such an action would dare occur within the US. (We were not referring to what that entity has already done throughout much of the world.)
My favorite Russian is becoming freaking Totally Unplugged hawk Mr. D. Medvedev. I remember him being cold blooded bureaucrat way back, a shady figure, sort of. What happen meantime we will never know. But, this is the only way to stand for you nation.
Anyway, what a beautiful write up.
Some of us (including me) want shit done over night. Apparently, in real world things don’t work that way.
All wise men throughout ages repeat one word: patience.
This is the result of unrequited love. Some people don’t take it well. Medvedev was an Atlanticist, Russia was rejected, thus the bitterness.
I like your explanation Peter, but there are other possibilities.
Was it all part of an elaborate ruse to lull the West into thinking “all’s quiet on the Eastern Front” ? While Russia quietly mobilised its resources? I don’t know enough of Medvedev’s history to offer an opinion, but the thought occurred to me. Cheers.
No, that is not the aim. The aim is to create an expectation that “Russia will use nuclear weapons” so that when – not if, when – NATO uses false flag nuclear weapons on its own Ukrainian puppets the blame can immediately be put on Russia. I have myself been warning that this will happen for months. People who swallowed the idea that Russia bombed is own pipelines will have no problem believing this too.
Good points by Pepe.
Russia plays a basic game of here kitty-kitty. They analyze what they are up against and then formulate a plan to take it as far as they can. Like all of humanity, in all of human history, they don´t always get it perfectly correct. That said, it is extremely dangerous to mess with them. Napoleon, Hitler mounted on their wall and Nuland et al thinks are better than they were? Hardly.
Now back to the kitty. It was spelled out in crayon, by no less than Russian President Putin, that Russia had figured out exactly how to skin the West alive. Did they listen? Pfffffffft. They were and still are being dragged into a maze of Russia´s making. I mean c´mon fellas, they had been looking at this since the very first moment the BS popped up on their radar, probably as far back as even before the fall of the Soviet Union, by a small cadre of people who are now in charge of Russia. Like in the movie V for Vengeance, the railway packed with explosives was built one rail at a time. Doing so at a snail´s pace allowed these preparations to completely slip by analysts and Neocon cheerleaders who have been full of arrogance. You guys got played and it will be something studied for centuries. So there, you got your fame, enjoy.
Oh yeah, the kitty. Ladies and gentlemen, you always draw the kitty to exactly where you want it: a maze of unending horror. The kitty thinks it is strong, draw it right to where it isn´t. It thinks it is fast, drag it into the tar pit. Kitty thinks it is really way to smart, invite it into a steel box, because it thinks it is so wonderful it can escape by calling on super heroes ( eg, Canadian snipers ).
The west of Ukraine needs to be taken and drained. Otherwise they will just fester over there. People generally listen up real good when they need things like food. If they run across the border to Poland, well that just became a haven for harboring terrorists and it makes cleanup over there that much easier.
Biden et all know they are headed for a house cleaning. While the WH was going for RC, so are the Russians. It looks like Russia is much closer than it´s adversaries. November will tell a lot.
I wish well to all.
The Russian military action in the Ukraine must surely go down in history is the most intelligently fought military operation in history. The unique combination of the geopolitical economic complex of fields of action seems to be far beyond the capacity of the West to understand. I would also say that the level of sophistication of the Russian leadership far out strips that of its ordinary population as well as the leadership of the West. The Russian military preparedness is also of an indescribable sophistication. May they win this battle and save the world.
Makes great sense, thanks for the clear lay out of the cards!