By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted
Vast swathes of NATOstan have been corralled into behaving like a Russophobic lynch mob. No dissent is tolerated.
By now it’s abundantly clear that the neo-Orwellian “Two Minute Hate” Russophobic campaign launched by the Empire of Lies after the start of Operation Z is actually “24/7 Hate”.
Vast swathes of NATOstan have been corralled into behaving like a Russophobic lynch mob. No dissent is tolerated. The full psyops has de facto upgraded the Empire of Lies to the status of Empire of Hate in a Total War – hybrid and otherwise – to cancel Russia.
Hate, after all, packs way more punch than mere lies, which are now veering into abject ridiculousness, as in U.S. “intelligence” resorting to – what else – lies to fight the info war against Russia.
If the propaganda overdrive has been lethally effective amidst the zombified Western masses – call it a “win” in the P.R. war – in the front where it really matters, inside Russia, it’s a major fail.
Public opinion support for both Operation Z and President Putin is unprecedented. After videos of torture of Russian POWs that caused widespread revulsion, Russian civil society is even bracing for a “Long War” lasting months, not weeks, as long as the targets of the Russian High Command – actually a military secret – are met.
The stated aims are “demilitarization” and “denazification” of a future neutral Ukraine – but geopolitically reach way beyond: the aim is to turn the post-1945 European collective security arrangement upside down, forcing NATO to understand and come to terms with the concept of “indivisible security”. This is an extremely complex process that will reach the next decade.
The NATOstan sphere simply cannot admit in public a series of facts that a military analyst of the caliber of Andrei Martyanov has been explaining for years. And that adds to their collective pain.
Russia can take on NATO and smash it to bits in 48 hours. It may employ advanced strategic deterrence systems unmatched across the West. Its southern axis – from the Caucasus and West Asia to Central Asia – is fully stabilized. And if the going gets really tough, Mr. Zircon can deliver his hypersonic nuclear business card with the other side not even knowing what hit it.
“Europe has chosen its fate”
It may be enlightening to see how these complex processes are interpreted by Russians – whose points of view are now completely blocked across NATOstan.
Let’s take two examples. The first is Lieutenant General L.P. Reshetnikov, in an analytical note examining facts of the ground war.
Some key takeaways:
– “Over Romania and Poland there are airborne early warning aircraft of NATO with experienced crews, there are U.S. intelligence satellites in the sky all the time. I remind you that just in terms of budgets for our Roscosmos we allocated $2.5 billion a year, the civil budget of NASA is $25 billion, the civil budget of SpaceX alone is equal to Roscosmos – and that is not counting the tens of billions of dollars annually for the entire U.S. feverishly unfolding the control system of the entire planet.”
– The war is unfolding according to “NATO’s eyes and brains. The Ukronazis are nothing but free controlled zombies. And the Ukrainian army is a remotely controlled zombie organism.”
– “The tactics and strategy of this war will be the subject of textbooks for military academies around the world. Once again: the Russian army is smashing a Nazi zombie organism, fully integrated with the eyes and brain of NATO.”
Now let’s switch to Oleg Makarenko, who focuses on the Big Picture.
– “The West considers itself ‘the whole world’ only because it has not yet received a sufficiently sensitive punch on the nose. It just so happened that Russia is now giving him this click: with the rear support of Asia, Africa and Latin America. And the West can do absolutely nothing with us, since it also lags behind us in terms of the number of nuclear warheads.”
– “Europe has chosen its fate. And chose fate for Russia. What you are seeing now is the death of Europe. Even if it does not come to nuclear strikes on industrial centers, Europe is doomed. In a situation where European industry is left without cheap Russian energy sources and raw materials – and China will begin to receive these same energy carriers and raw materials at a discount, there can be no talk of any real competition with China from Europe. As a result, literally everything will collapse there – after industry, agriculture will collapse, welfare and social security will collapse, hunger, banditry and chaos will begin.”
It’s fair to consider Reshetnikov and Makarenko as faithfully representing the overall Russian sentiment, which interprets the crude Bucha false flag as a cover to obscure the Ukrainian army torture of Russian POWs.
And, deeper still, Bucha allowed the disappearance of Pentagon bioweapon labs from the Western mediasphere, complete with its ramifications: evidence of a concerted American drive to ultimately deploy real weapons of mass destruction against Russia.
The multi-level Bucha hoax had to include the Brit presidency of the UN Security Council actually blocking a serious discussion, a day before the Russian Ministry of Defense struggled to present to the UN – predictably minus the U.S. and the UK – all the bioweapon facts they have unearthed in Ukraine. The Chinese were horrified by the findings.
The Russian Investigative Committee at least persists in its work, with 100 researchers unearthing evidence of war crimes across Donbass to be presented at a tribunal in the near future, most probably set up in Donetsk.
And that brings us back to the facts on the ground. There’s a lot of analytical discussion on the possible endgame of Operation Z. A fair assessment would include the liberation of all of Novorossiya and total control of the Black Sea coastline that currently is part of Ukraine.
“Ukraine” in fact was never a state; it was always an annex to another state or empire such as Poland, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and crucially Russia.
The landmark Russian state was Kievan Rus. “Ukraine”, in old Russian, means “border region”. In the past, it referred to the westernmost regions of the Russian Empire. When the Empire started expanding south, the new regions annexed mostly from Turkish rule were called Novorossiya (“New Russia”) and the northeastern regions, Malorossiya (“Little Russia”).
It was up to the USSR in the early 1920s to jumble it all together and name it “Ukraine” – adding Galicia in the west, which was historically non-Russian.
Yet the key development is when the USSR broke up in 1991. As the Empire of Lies de facto controlled post-Soviet Russia, they could never have possibly allowed the real Russian regions of the USSR – that is, Novorossiya and Malorossiya – to be again incorporated to the Russian Federation.
Russia is now re-incorporating them – in an “I Did It, My Way” manner.
Vamos a bailar in European Puerto Rico
By now it’s also quite clear to any serious geopolitical analysis that Operation Z opened a Pandora’s box. And the supreme historical victim of all the toxicity finally let loose is bound to be Europe.
The indispensable Michael Hudson, in a new essay on the U.S. dollar devouring the euro, argues half in jest that Europe might as well surrender its currency, and go on like “a somewhat larger version of Puerto Rico.”
After all, Europe “has pretty much ceased to be a politically independent state, it is beginning to look more like Panama and Liberia – ‘flag of convenience’ offshore banking centers that are not real ‘states’ because they don’t issue their own currency, but use the U.S. dollar.”
In synch with quite a few Russian, Chinese and Iranian analysts, Hudson advances that the war in Ukraine – actually in its “full-blown version as the New Cold War” – is likely to last “at least a decade, perhaps two as the U.S. extends the fight between neoliberalism and socialism [meaning the Chinese system] to encompass a worldwide conflict.”
What may be seriously in dispute is whether the U.S., after “the economic conquest of Europe”, will be able to “lock in African, South American and Asian countries”. The Eurasia integration process, rolling in earnest for 10 years now, conducted by the Russia-China strategic partnership and expanding to most of the Global South, will go no holds barred to prevent it.
There’s no question, as Hudson states, that “the world economy is being enflamed” – with the U.S. weaponizing trade. Yet on the Right Side of History we have the Rublegas, the petroyuan, the new monetary/financial system being designed in a partnership between the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) and China.
And that’s something no puny Cancel Culture War can erase.
Mother Russia will prevail.
We (Germans) say Mütterchen Rußland, i.e Little Mother Russia.
It does not mean “small”. It is an expression of love and tender.
No matter what they throw at Russia,
Putin already won.
The Zio-Empire is now a drunken animal losing strength
and shooting itself in the foot.
Shooting itself in the face. Both feet have already been shot off.
The other day, I was reading the details of a public opinion poll. I had gone looking for polls that are regularly done on the ‘Generic Congressional Ballot’. Ie, which Party would you favor, not caring about the actual hair styles on offer in your district?
But, the poll was in a list of other polls, and it was unclear as to which party was in which column. So, I followed the link and started actually reading the details of the poll. (And yes, it is the Democrats that are underwater. Way underwater given the Dem track record for under-performing their poll numbers)
But, that led to reading the other questions that had been placed. One was in the poll results categorized as “Russian misinformation” (showing the bias of the pollsters), but the actual poll result was interesting. They asked who was winning, Russia or Ukraine? And it was about 20% each, give or take a couple of points.
Which is interesting. First, I’d say 60% of the people got it right in apparently saying “I don’t know.”, which is the correct answer when living within a massive propaganda barrage. But, even then, the people who did believe that they know which propaganda is correct were split roughly with 20% each way.
Since the propaganda message within the Land of the Free is entirely that Russia is failing, losing, doomed I say, doomed … that half of the people who think they know say the opposite is in itself revealing.
Don’t be so sure that the PR war is being won by the large margin that the PR producers and the PR managers claim to be winning it by.
And, when waging a campaign against Nazi-fication, don’t be too surprised it most of the homefolk feel like the best way to survive is to keep the heads down and their mouths shut. But that don’t mean they agree with the Nazis, only that they want to survive. Speaking loudly against Nazis tends to be dangerous to your health when you live in places where there are lots of Nazis. And America at this point is a Two-Party Nazi State.
To coat tail off your comment—Don’t be so sure that the PR war is being won by the large margin that the PR producers and the PR managers claim to be winning it by.
Totally agree–conversations in my part of Missouri are of the the same brush.
1. Take out the federal reserve note–for those who do not know the federal reserve is a private bank and
2. Go back to a treasury printed currency backed by “something tangible” well Mr Putin beat us to that punch.
3. Remove the fake paper and remove the ability to wage unlimited war.
4. Punch in the nose–lets call it a kick to the groinage area where the neoliberals can only speak in round
This whole sanctions thing is nothing more than theft–but hey thats what neoliberals do-steal.
Orange clothing cannot come any sooner.
To the last lock, stock, and barrel.
Clear, concise, and brilliant, the best analysis of the impending Ukraine endgame was given by Larchmonter445 in comments to Andrei Martyanov’s blog video (what is the plan?) posted on Saker 4/7/22.
Always trenchant, when Larchmonter445 lifts his pen he cuts all the away to the bone.
Larchmonter445 on April 07, 2022 · at 6:46 pm EST/EDT
Great Question: What is the Plan?
We read Russian MOD moves as if we can conjure The Plan from the moves. But, foremost, the moves have Operational Logic and Response.
As Andrei M. clues us in, look at the logistics (positives of Russia) versus (negatives of Ukraine). What are the Russians doing and how are they doing it? What have the Ukies lost and how much more can they lose?
Russia is chopping down the forest of Ukie weapons, resupply, fuel, radars and communications, and unit coherence. Across the whole of Ukraine, depots necessary for Ukie operations are destroyed. Very few remain.
Positionally, Russia has forced the Ukies to overload manpower and heavy weapons around Kiev. Kharkiv has been frozen, amplified by fanatical teraborona forces. Meanwhile, Russia was able to form cauldrons around Donbass, while LDNR forces swept north creating the potential of some smaller cauldrons when the time comes to ‘boil” the Ukies. They remain trapped in their fortified positions, immobile and at the mercy of never being resupplied with water, food, medicine, fuel and ammo.
The key to the success of this war is logistical capability. The Russians have uninterrupted, endless supply, with many means and routes to accomplish logistical support to its own, to LDNR, to Dagestani and Chechen forces. The Ukies have, at best, a trickle of resupply in some areas, but none to the 100,000 troops in the Donbass cauldron.
We have the battle of Mariupol as prime example. It was encircled with 15,000 fighters, then 25,000 entered from the flanks, fought into the center of the city, and now are working from the flanks of the big holdout enclave Azovstal Steel Works. For more than a month, the Ukies could not be resupplied. They actually had to abandon their human shield hostages, the citizens of the city. They had no water, food or medicine for them.
The same will happen to Odessa and Nikolaev. Their fuel is being destroyed. What food, water, ammo they have stored is all they will have when the Russian troops come.
There was so little logistical planning by the Ukies and the US handlers in terms of what kind of war Russia would bring to Ukraine that it is fairly clear, they thought only a war in Donbass was likely. Along the Azov and Black Sea land bridge to Crimea, they thought they could hold back the Russians in the South, get resupplied and not lose Novorossiya.
The US still has personnel in the bombed out Ochakov naval base and in Mariupol’s underground bomb shelter at Azovstal. They must have thought resupply from the North or West would save them. The Ukies did have a huge fighting force, 20,000 in the Azov brigade, plus regular Ukie marines. But, they ran out of buildings in which to hide and shoot from, human shields to hide behind, and vital logistical supplies.
Each area of major combat now presents fresh or refreshed Russian troops, massive increase in weapons and ammo, an encircled Ukie army, isolated from any hope of rescue, living on dwindling logistical caches.
What can we say about this Operation’s Planned objective? Total destruction of Ukraine’s military power and potential to ever exist again. Then look at what that leaves the state of Ukraine? Borders it cannot control. A population that cannot be controlled. In other words, a stateless Ukraine is a former country not a future country.
The Plan looks to be to eliminate Ukraine totally. To replace it with 6-7 small states, all controlled by Russia.
This also is the only way to accomplish denazification.
Ukraine, the idea, has to be destroyed, like its military.
Russia is well on its way to destroying completely the Ukie military. The state will fall on its own when the shooting stops. By depriving the Ukies of logistical supply and resupply, Russia is moving beyond military victory to the political goal of erasing Ukraine forever.
Judge them by their deeds. We understand how the Russians are winning the war. We see what winning means in their lexicon of 2022.
The US, NATO and EU bet the house on this war. It looks like Putin now holds the deed and will turn it into a new sub-division. The old address will be taken off the books.
When will the Russians hold up the US mercs and special ops personnel for all the world to see? Show us the bastards.
Soon,when they fully liberate the azovstal steel plant and Mariupol port
Since radio chatter indicates NATO elements embedded within them hence the desperate Helo rescue attempt
Masterful analysis – especially the last sentence. Well done!!
I tip my hat to you, Mr. Larchmonter445. It is a great analysis. The main question is how the US will react. I have lived in te US and worked in Washington for more than 30 years. will this defeat trigger a political shift in the US party system? It seems that the world will not be a safe place until the US chages it beahivor.
Final days of the crumbling americant empire.
Indeed, let’s hope they have the self preservation to not take down the entire world with them.
I wouldn’t be so hopeful of that.
The “very well connected” over there are amazingly greedy, and covetous. They felt “entitled” to Russia’s assets, and that “entitlement” may well translate to “if I can’t have what I want, then no-one else will either”.
Then, there’s always toe significant risk of serious (i.e. nuclear) escalation purely via incompetence, or mis-interpreted commands.
Your concerns are well-founded, but I wish people would start distinguishing between America and the forces/people that conducted a hostile takeover of her in 2020. America is being destroyed by what I like to call the Davosauros. Admittedly, that monster includes the CIA/State/IS and other entrenched bureaucracies, but the bulk of Americans are aware that our country has been commandeered and is being used to further a demonic technocratic plan that endangers the world and has all but eliminated the rule of law here at home. There is a slim chance that we can make major headway on the reversal that is already underway this coming November, but it does not look like there is any soft landing ahead.
““if I can’t have what I want, then no-one else will either”.”
Spend a day in an American domestic violence courtroom, and you will learn that this is the motto of America.
The Zion Nazis have destroyed America. Common sense is long gone. Cancel culture and mass shooting is what’s left. The whole thing is a friek show.
Since ADL in USA is perfectly happy with Azov just so long as Jews are untouched, and IDF has few qualms about training Azov and letting Ukraine manufacture Israeli small arms under licence – and Victoria Nudelman finds them kosher………..maybe USA has taken up Rudolf Hess’ offer from 1941 and his mystery flight to Scotland……
Could it be the Neo-Nazis are being made “salonfähig” in order to introduce them as the New Ideological Basis of Oceania ?
If it infuses the bankrupt Western ideological space it could be revived to consolidate the fusion of Big Corporate Interests + The State that has occurred since Thatcher-Reagan undid monopoly controls and allowed FIRE Sector free global rein.
Maybe Klaus Schwab (1938) presages a Great Reset to 1933 ?
It does seem like the only disagreement with German Nazism is the Nazis fanatical belief in genetic determinism. With recent DNA discoveries that Ashkenazi Jews are Europeans and NOT descendants of Abraham and Sarah, the Establishment seems to modeling the WEF “New World Order” on a Solid Fascist basis. The Big Lie. anti-Christian, fanatical hatred of all things Russian, USA is looking more and more Fascist. Most Germans have gone over to this like ducks in a lake.
I reckoned the decline of western culture 40 years ago followed now by decline of western civilization. This episode we are now witnessing is “natural” sequal. Biggest haters are western atheists and “cultural elite”.
I beg to differ! The decline of “western culture” was planned long ago. The “decline of “western civilization has to do with the commoner realizing that the “emperor has no clothes” and started to ignore him. “This” what we are seeing is NOT natural, it is crafty manipulation. Biggest haters are religious people, egged on by the corrupt leaders. The fact that i became a atheists at nine years old does not mean i have no morals. I would say it is the other way around. No such thing as “cultural elite”. Its the same s**t other date. Of course this is a gross simplification and there are many other factors.
Pepe has forgotten Germany in all this. Ukraine is a German creation – originally a product of Brest-Litovsk Treaty 1918 and the alliance through Gen Hoffmann. Then in a second incarnation as Reichskommissariat Ukraine under Erich Koch.
It now has a dependent of Melnik of OUN as Ambassador in Berlin
The exact ancestral history of German politicians is rarely exposed unless you are AfD but it is clear UK is inviting Germany deeper into the Balkans and Russian borderlands to destabilise it. The Franco-German axis inside the EU is fractured. France can only turn to Russia post-Macron.
The EU Treaty with China which was Merkel’s attempt to free EU from US is now defunct
European Union fatally failed in 2008-2014 and actually becoming extended Puerto Rico of USA was logical choice to hide its failure from public.
The NATO machine, hyped up by the media, rolls on relentlessly. Interestingly both Finland and Sweden have chosen a death pact with NATO, along of course with already conversions to ‘peace and prosperity, Poland and Romania. They are thus assured of being ‘safe’ or so they believe. But they, along with the their US masters, won’t even have a decent funeral. Russian nuclear deliveries will be forthcoming and death will be guaranteed. It wasn’t as if this idiots had to die but hey, Uncle Sam knows best.
The US foreign policy clique is unremittingly fixated on the destruction of Russia, no ifs and buts, and Washington’s determination to incorporate Georgia and Ukraine, and now also Finland and Sweden into the club. The current Ukrainian persistence of severe tensions between between Russia and Ukraine since the 2014 crisis unfortunately have had little sobering effect on Washington. During a visit to Tbilisi in August 2017 Vice President Vice President Pence blithely declared, ”President Trump and I stand by the 2008 NATO Bucharest statement, which made it clear that Georgia will one day be a member of NATO.” He added. ”We strongly support Georgia’s aspiration to become a member of NATO. And we will continue to work closely with this Prime Minister and the Government of Georgia broadly to advance the policies that will facilitate becoming a NATO member.”
Continuing enthusiasm for adding Georgia and Ukraine to NATO is not confined to conservative and neo-conservative cliques. ‘Scholars’ at the Atlantic Council authored an August 2018 Report, get this! ”Enlarge NATO to Ensure Peace in Europe.” (sic). No further comment needed!
Moreover, the assertion that NATO was not directed any country may have been a convenient fiction for US leaders, but it was a fiction.
I summation, Russia must be destroyed end of. Unfortunately for the necon warriors Russia with its thousands of nuclear weapons and unmatched delivery systems of air, ground and at sea, is more than a match for NATO. Moreover, there is the ‘Perimeter Defence system. See Below.
The main command and control of the strategic missiles is called Kazbek. It is famous for its nuclear briefcase codenamed Cheget. Perimeter is an alternative command system of Russia’s nuclear forces. It was designed to automatically control a massive nuclear attack.
The development of a system of guaranteed retaliation began in the midst of the Cold War when it became clear that electronic warfare systems, which were being constantly improved, would soon be able to block the regular channels controlling the strategic nuclear forces. A backup method of communication was needed that would guarantee the commands would make it to the launchers.
It was then that the idea was conceived to use a missile equipped with a powerful radio transmitter as a communication link. While flying over the Soviet Union, the missile would send the launch command not only to command centres of the strategic missile force, but also directly to the launchers.
On August 30, 1974, USSR secret decree № 695-227 ordered Dnepropetrovsk’s Yuzhnoe Design Bureau, an intercontinental ballistic missile manufacturer, to create this system.
The UR-100UTTKh (NATO designation Spanker) was used as the basis for the system. Flight testing began in 1979, and the first successful launch with the transmitter was on December 26. Tests confirmed all system components of Perimeter could successfully interact, and that the warhead of the command missile would stick to the desired trajectory.
In November 1984, the command missile was launched from Polotsk and gave a command to the silo launch facility of an RS-20 ICBM (SS-18 Satan) at Baikonur. The Satan was launched, and after each stage was tested, it was confirmed the warhead landed on the correct quadrant at the Kura test range on Kamchatka peninsula. In January 1985, Perimeter was commissioned. Since then the system has been updated several times, now modern ICBM missiles are used as the command missile.
The system is made up of command ballistic missiles. Instead of flying towards the enemy, they fly over Russia, and instead of thermonuclear warheads, they carry transmitters that can send a command to launch all available combat missiles in silos, aircraft, submarines and mobile ground units. The system is fully automated, the human factor is excluded or minimized in it.”
The abject idiocy is on full view here. NATO has built up an unstoppable head of steam but the the unstoppable force will undoubtedly be met by the Russian immovable object. Neocons might like to muse of the history of attacks against Russia. The Stories of seven of the invasions of Russia have often been told. Vikings, Huns, Tartars, Poles, Swedes, French and German, each in their turn have marched, though forest marsh and Steppe into the heart of Russian lands. the impression which their campaigns have left behind have is one of abject failure.
Only Rurik with his Vikings achieved any lasting success. All the other invaders succumbed sooner or later to the vastness of the Russian lands and the genius of the Russian people
Have a nice chaps you neo-cons.
“Huns, Tartars, Poles, Swedes, French and German, each in their turn have marched, though forest marsh and Steppe into the heart of Russian lands. the impression which their campaigns have left behind have is one of abject failure”.
And a century ago, British and US soldiers invaded the newly-formed USSR, cynically torturing and killing thousands of Soviet citizens.
The British and Americans have forgotten, but their victims never will.
There were also French and Japanese. Winston Churchill ordered the use of chemical weapons against several villages near Arkhangelsk, In that northern front, British soldiers could not fight much because the bolts on their rifles froze. They were paid in British Rubles, said to be redeemable on return to the UK, but they were not. [Personal testimony from a participant. ]
“Interestingly both Finland and Sweden have chosen a death pact with NATO”
It proves that novel media forms strengthten Anglos ability to brainwash whole countries. Finland and Sweden resisted for a long time due to high educational and independent cultural level of their populations. The fact they succumbed to pressure is not encouraging.
I wouldn’t use word “choose” as it would be similar to calling rape-drugged victim a slut.
I always feel encouraged by Pepe Escobar articles. RT News was finally blocked here in Spain 2 days ago, preceded by Sputnik a month earlier. So, apart from sites such as this one, darkness has managed to descend upon those seeking unbiased and truthful news. I wonder how long before the TASS news site disappears.
If you are talking about their websites, use the browser Brave, which is supposed to use TOR. It’s the simplest solution.
That is a pretty amazing comment. Forty years ago, it was the USSR that tried to block all news and transmission from the West:
Struggle Against the Fake News and the “Enemy Voices” in the USSR. Propaganda Wars
And now it has reversed. Why?
Vladimir Pozner: How the United States Created Vladimir Putin
It seems that the United States has reverted into the very thing it claimed to oppose in the 1980s.
The United States has revealed itself to be a corporate fascist state and to find the truth, people will need to do the same thing the Russian people did during the Cold War: surreptitiously seek out the “enemy voices” to get the truth.
Only when the Truth is not on your side, do you care about censoring the news. IMHO
Try changing your browser. I found in the UK that Chrome had blocked RT, but using Opera allowed it to be read.
It may not be true in Spain, but there are plenty of browsers out there and they seem to have different attitudes to RT.
in the UK – rt.com/on-air/ – gets you into all pages of RT.
Myself i wonder how this site hasnt been Anglinized yet here in the ZOG empire thank God it hasnt i dread seeing a 502 come up…
Gay7 locked in and locked down with a -$250 trillion derivative bill and desperate attempts to circumvent reality with fake Virus economy, CO2 economy, Surveillance economy, GMO economy, QE and LGBT culture.
And we must not forget China and Russia and Iran and Africa tried their best during 15 years to invite them into a better future. God’s wrath is left :-D.
” this may be rooted in the crisis in capitalism and the need to pre-emptively root out any kind of socialist New Deal redistribution of wealth post pandemic?”
Perhaps as is the case periodically with “Capitalism” it is a response to the decreasing rate of accumulation which will accelerate when Eurasia further integrates ?
Then the emphasis of sources to sustain the rate of accumulation required to sustain the coercive social relations self-misrepresented as “The United States of America” which some refer to as “The West” where as some attempt to differentiate the internal vassal including “Germany” as if they were separate “sovereign states”, will become “The United States of America” as it is partially at present.
An increased and accelerating resort to cannibalism.
This is likely one of the reasons encouraging Mr. Prashad’s observations in “Ukraine: The broader geopolitical conflict.”
Marie Antoinette was projecting her own experience – the basic diet of capitalism is not cake – the diet of coercive social relations including capitalism is one another.
The war in Ukraine is a component part of the cooperative networked multi-dimensional efforts of some to transcend the coercive social relations self-misrepresented as “The United States of America” which never was, and could never be united except in “The American Dream”.
Real war is against the USA. Russia should say: Stop, any help from you to Ukraine will be considered a declaration of war!!! As long as that doesn’t happen, the wars for proxies continue…. how long will they get away with it???!!!!
“Stop, any help from you to Ukraine….. ”
As Mr. Martyanov observed.
Amateurs think tactics and professionals think logistics (and if they are wise climate change).
If the shipper is willing to pay the passage and insurance and only charge the recipient for the “goods” to put objects in places more accessible – why complain?
The same goes for placing bases all within easy reach, although the payment terms are different and will likely inflate (not explode – that would give rise to misguided connotations.)
It seems that you just discovered the Moon.
Loot at french, English and american news in 1914 or 1915…against Germans
French in 1870…Prussians
Fench and English in 1854 against Russians
It’s always, always always the same.
It was the same 900 years before, before the 1st Crusade
It was the same against Turcs for the balkan Wars.
Hey boys!!! Let’s Land.
NOTHING NEW AT ALL.
I was born in France, in 1960, in the most communist place in the country, where USSR had a great prestige as the defenders of prolétariat.
Even there, since I’ve been able to understand what I ear, I ALWAYS LEARN THAT RUSSIAN WERE:
– stubborn obedient rednecks
-unable to invent good material and weapon
-unable to have cleaver générales
– very lucky to be saved each Times by winter
– still middle-age Land
And, once more, WE where in a communist place where USSR had great prestige. Imagine the 80% wich were not ans even anti-communist…
And at these times, Russia ruled the half world and terrified all western oligarchs.
At these times, Russia just prooved that She, Alone, broke nazi Germany, was able to product more guns and tanks than Germans and americans. She just prooved that She was able to build the best tank of the war, the best plane, that She was the first really mecanised army.
And after, that She was the first nation in Space, the first man in Space, the second aeronotic nation in world, 30 years before any Land in Europe.
Then, despite all these shining and wonder proofs, people wich greatly considered USSR thought that about Russian.
– At these times, everybody said that there was no pretty people in Russia.
It’s only when we saw in 1992 all the beautifull russian wich came in France that we realised it was not true.
Can you imagine that?
And since 10 years it turned nut and mad.
Hey Pete, wake up.
And it’s the same for Chinese.
It’s really worse for Arabians.
It was the same for Japan. For them, it stopped only in the 80’s.
The only way for Russia to change that is to take west by the collar and put it’s nose in his shit.
Like Japan, become richer than us, smarter than us, make better products than us and once more take us by thé collar and put our nose in our shit.
It become boring and anoying to see you crying about the meanfull west.
WE ARE BAD!!!
Pepe has mentioned briefly the implication of US/NATO as providing not only C3I support to Ukrainian forces but actually directing the troop actions from above in the stars. Is there evidence actually of a US/NATO facility actually running the units on the ground from satellite/AWACS or other airborne assets in the area around Ukraine? I guess the Russian commanders on the ground can see how quickly or not the Ukrainian units appear to track the Russian moves. What can the Russians do about it other than kicking the C3I satellites out of orbit?
Its a known fact that the US since 1900 has had to have a war going on somewhere, or a potential one about to happen, to keep the money flowing to the MIC whether they win it or not.
$180 billion 1960s dollars spent on Vietnam and they didnt win.
Akin to $3 trillion today.
Same for Ukraine I suspect.
Just got to have party going on somewhere – several of them – for them to be happy.
It is not about the money per se, since money can easily be created as a data entry on a bank computer.
It is about subjugation of the world population by the few who rule them, by using money as the weapon of debt slavery.
Korean War revitalised Luxembourg steel industry and Japan because of huge demand for steel. Vietnam war flooded Asia with Dollars which instigated huge expansion in Asia and industrial development.
US Warfare has created the prosperity in Asia and created the trade deficits leading to abandonment of gold peg in 1971
“$180 billion 1960s dollars spent on Vietnam and they didnt win.”
Who said they were trying to win?
An Escobar level best analysis. I am however depressed by the idea that it would take a decade to accomplish.
Look it from positive side. It is highly likely noone will break into your apartment to shot at enemy tank, and run away before tank shoot back into your window.
Such things are really depressing, don’t you think?
How it is possible that Azovs still fight without water and food in Mariupol?
..I assume they had 8 yrs 2014-2022..to prepare themself for this war…..
Azovstal is their preplanned last stand. They filled its underground with ammo and food for years. Now in much smaller numbers, they have more supplies per (living) man than before. They can stay there for year. Idea to flood whole area is viable, but it requires some time for preparations.
Total war to cancel Russia will end when people in EU and other US collonies and US itself will face the economic crisis that is unfolding.
They keep telling us: it is for Ukraine but we know it is not the case. And the worse you can do to the people is to take them the standard of living. EU failed during the pandemic, as the only thing people actually cared about (Easterners) was the free of movement that was taken away. They also wanted to cancel Christimass and to impose LGBTQ agenda. Now majority of Easterners want out. Add the economical cisis and it will be the end of EU.
Romanians hated Ceausescu because he let them hungry, without electricity and heat. Not for other things, they protested mainly for this.
Also with others, the main thing Romanians complain about is taking the food.So when these Globalists in their quest to ”destroy Russia” will take people the food, heat etc, it will be the end for the Regimes that ”fight for democracy and freedom” as we didn’t had freedom last two years and we know what kind of freedom EU wants for us: take our houses, everything in the quest to own nothing and be happy and now they start doing this and also to keep us hungry. And vaccinate us by coercion or force. My guess is this will not end well, but we shall see.
We (vast majority) don’t like the politics our Government does, both internally and externally but as long as we had freedom of movement in EU, food, heat etc we endured, as Romanians are very tolerant people. This till you take them the food and then the real hate starts.
Yes, Pepe Escobar is right the EU has chosen its fate: The Death of Europe. But the death struggle of the EU is existential: Their Colonial Hegemony is fatally endangered.
For this reason the US, UK and EU, the West, had their Sanctions Package from Hell ready for a long time. Prepared and coordinated very, very well. That should be clear to anybody by now, as Hudson noted.
To make these Sanctions from Hell possible, the West has done everything in its power to provoke military action by Russia in the Ukraine: Blocking of the Minsk Accords; Bio-Warfare Labs; Eight year long shelling of the Donbass resulting in around 13,000 civilian casualties; Extremely violent Neo-Nazi groups integrated in the Military Structure of the Ukraine Military, eight years long trained by Western instructors in coordination with NATO; Prospect of Hypersonic Missiles in South Ukraine; The US’ preparation with Ukraine in Ukraine acquiring its own Nuclear Weapons.
Indeed, this diabolical plan succeeded by rejecting every security structure proposed by Russia in December 2021. So Russia began its military action in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Many times correctly predicted by the US administration and President Joe Biden, only not by date and time.
For the US and UK, followed slavishly by the equally immoral EU, this unavoidable trap offers the ultimate opportunity to put Russia and its leaders into economic and “moral” obscurity and, if possible, eliminate it as a state. A goal that the US and the UK have still failed to achieve in the 20th century, despite all the attempts to do so, and all the fake narratives.
The West will fail in its intent this time as well. Russia is very well prepared and has many very unpleasant economic surprises up its sleeve for these “Unfriendly States”, already expressed by others. If necessary with military support to destroy any future Nuclear Missiles in Poland, Romania and other nearby countries.
Moreover, Africa, Asia and Latin America are not following slavishly their former colonial masters. Another very important fact.
To be clear, the US, UK and the EU are powers of the Past, still obsessed by their colonial mindset. Thus predisposed to inflict terror on the achievement of its hegemonic pursuit at the cost of immeasurable suffering of civilians. Just look at their former slavery and colonial habits, now dressed in a different guise.
So the future does not lie in the Immoral West, but in a Moral East and South, with Russia as one of the leading pioneers, alongside India, China, and others. A challenge for sure, also regarding creating and upholding a thorough moral fabric.
The people of Europe have not been consulted – we will see in the French elections whether the French people have ‘chosen their fate’ or not.
The EU political brothels have indeed chosen their fate. They are tied to the Empire of Lies and will face ignominy and possibly death if they are overthrown by European peoples.
I know that in the UK that both the Labour Party AND the Conservative Party are now viewed as absolute filth by many, many people. There is no alternative right now, but all those seeing the filth are calling for Independent MPs not tied to any of the prostitutes/pimping operations.
The History of Europe is one where an avalanche of revolutions can occur in a domino-style effect.
I wouldn’t for one second believe that the peoples of Europe have chosen their fate. The dictators who have usurped power have chosen theirs.
…and in Scotland, sadly, the SNP has become
the Scottish National Socialist Party.
Truly disturbing is that, scary monsters.
There’s no nation I know better than the Scots and genuinely thought a large majority were only half-daft. At least a good 70-80% have contempt for Westminster.
Still you mention only the Party SNP, who must have many dissenters who are keeping their ‘Gob’ shut for fear of Conservative-Labour political gain. Scottish Independence in 2-3 years could be stalled and that’s what the powers that be would love.
Still I’m thinking ordinary working people, the man/women in the street, falling for the Empire’s Lies. That NATO’s war v Russia (Allies) could sway their decision to vote YES for Independence.
You are right it is the political elite, more or less supported by the economic elite that has chosen Europe’s fate. Like you, I am curious what fate the French people will vote for.
You’re right: people are hostages of their own governments.
This has a huge implication: the failure of democracy.
I always thought democracy was a fraud, and I have always been ostracized for that.
Would you agree with this statement:
“The Russians are best in the defence. Yes, they’ve been inept in the offence but they use reams of mines and they’ve got no shortage of artillery shells.
“The barrages that they can bring down very quickly have to be seen to be believed.”
( source: https://www.forces.net/ukraine/ex-us-special-forces-commander-sets-ukraine-based-military-training-centre )
it is very interesting statement. We could have a very long war.
The West considers itself ‘the whole world’ only because it has not yet received a sufficiently sensitive punch on the nose.
Couldn’t the Saker, and anyone on the Russian side, say “the West’s rules”, or, even, “owners”, instead of “the West”, implicating the whole populace, comprehensive of essentially guiltless masses swayed by propaganda on such a scale they can’t imagine it’s propaganda?
When you live in the West and see that 90% of the population is _not interested_ by the russian version, even when they have access to it, it’s not because they are ‘victims’ of the propaganda; they fully embrace it because of an explosive mixture of arrogance, crass ignorance, conformism and cowardice. It wasn’t always like that, but the gradual destruction of the religion, moral values, and its substitution with a superficial materialism, hate, was part of a long term plan involving also the transformation of the education system. To stay at the top, the rulers need a population as dumb as possible.
Agree, I am in a North American city with a large Ukrainian diaspora. Just as with the Covid-19 propaganda, you cannot publicly express opposition to the official narrative without experiencing some negative consequences.
Those of us educated in the 1960s and 70s were encouraged to investigate and think critically about the world around us. Among almost all of my friends from that time, the impulse to seek the truth has been suppressed by continuous exposure to the MSM.
They embrace it because it is convenient, and it really is a bummer to contemplate all the war crimes the people commit who steal others’ resources so that we at home can live in McMansions and drive our SUVs, which are not up for negotiation. When I tried to tell my high school friends about School of the Americas 45 years ago, I became an instant pariah. When I warned about resource depletion, I was called a pessimist. The West made its collective bed. I do pity the younger generation, who were simply born into an overstretched empire and badly deteriorating situation.
For those, like me, who were expecting this moment, aka that the population and the fighters grasp that their fight against this evil is trully a fight against Satan and for the restauration of the rule of Christ (not only a fight for their language or a for the motherland)….. From a recent video of Xavier Moreau, at 19min02
From what I understand, the authorities of the Kherson region apparently adopted their new flag with the embleme of Christ,
viva cristo rei (long live Christ the king)
“By now it’s also quite clear to any serious geopolitical analysis that Operation Z opened a Pandora’s box. And the supreme historical victim of all the toxicity finally let loose is bound to be Europe.”
I take the liberty of taking issue with the inimitable Pepe, the glory of Brazilian journalism, on the question of European victimhood should Russia take a more assertive stance towards the Hegemon’s poodles. It might mean the liberation of Europe after a seventy-three years of occupation. Let’s not pussy-foot around with euphemisms, NATO was the Trojan horse to bring the enemy within as Lord Ismay, its first chief, candidly admitted.
The opening of the Pandora’s box disguised as SMO may in fact become, because of the imponderables brought in tandem with conflict, have allowed the NATO pussy to get out of the bag as the real objective of SMO, the Ukraine being both the pretext and in the way.
Think about it: this is a historical opportunity to get rid of that excrescense out of Europe once and for all. Probably it will not happen again, if not grabbed now, considering that the Kinzhal Zircon & Co. advantage may be shortlived.
I have a sneaky suspicion that VV Putin is holding his hand for now to let the Hegemon waste all his cards in sending the poodles to the sacrificial doom, a potential hot war, and then send a salvo of limited fireworks to missile installations as a demonstration of what will happen to them should they persist in relying on the Hegemon’s “protection”.
Probably a new era is dawning and we are watching it rise.
The war in Ukraine has no end in sight but there will be some truce to allow each side to breathe. Russia is going to destroy Ukraine’s military structure. Denazifiaction will occur only where Russia is in control. It means that Ukraine is going to splitted alt least in two. The eastern part will require Russia to protect it against the west and to helped it to put it back to work.
This partition will never be acknowledge by the Empire of lie but the west may become part of NATO to protect it against Russia and then the war may become a WW
Russia will adopt the ROE that the Apartheid State Occupying Palestine uses….any threat beyond set borders will be struck with precision munitions. Russia will needed to maintain a DMZ about 150 miles wide, or to the width of max standard NATO artillery range. No more firing into civilian areas like Orcs did in LDNR. It’s doable. I get the impression Russia regrouping allows arty and winged assets more time to…..level the playing field.
“The Total War to Cancel Russia” has a moral trigger.
Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide, destruction of all religions, (including Muslim, Christian, & yes-Jewish). The destruction of Palestine & its inhabitants is the #1 crime being committed on the Planet. All other crimes begin here!
OPPOSED TO THE SPIRIT of HUMANS:
Politically Connected was the Plannedemic. Almost all Churches & Synagogues shut their doors to their followers, (just when it was most imperative that they remain open). The falseness of those who operate the physical remains of faith (churches), was exposed. Those who closed their churches (on orders from the State), by their actions, denied God, & denied their Religion.
OPPOSED TO THEIR COUNTRIES:
They also denied their Republic/s, the physical and moral existence of their country/ies.
OPPOSED TO PEACE:
THE END: triggering a hotter (more violent warring) phase of WW III. And there we have it!!!
1. Destruction of culture (Nations & Spiritualism).
2. Destruction of Republics (the highest form of Nationalism).
3. Destruction of the Soul – Honor – Integrity- Spiritual Existence of the Individual
4. Destruction of LIBERTY – absence of resistance (no Sons -or Daughters of Liberty)
X: Does Russia have the right to exist as an independent state?
Y: No, because it is evil – because Putin is evil and 80% of the Russian population is behind him.
X: Who are the good guys?
Y: USA, Nato, EU
X: What defines the goodness of the USA, Nato, EU?
Y: They do not attack other states, do not support terrorists and do not bring war, violence and misery upon other states.
X: What about the US war of aggression against Iraq (2003) under fictitious accusation?
Y: The removal of Saddam Hussein served Israel and thus the good
X: How do you see the USA’s record of violence compared to Russia’s?
Y: The violence that the US has carried out and organised in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen serves the good
X: What would have happened if Russia had continued to accept what was happening in Ukraine, i.e. had not intervened militarily?
Y: The USA/Nato/EU would have increased the war capability of Russia’s neighbouring country through training and weapons and media influence, i.e. the demonisation of Russia.
X: Can we therefore judge Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine as defence or self-defence?
Y: Why do you think the USA, according to Victoria Nuland, spent 5 billion dollars for the realisation of the Western coup in Ukraine? To hear afterwards that Russia has the right to self-defence when its territorially immense neighbouring country has de facto become a deployment area for USA/Nato?
X: At present, the USA/NATO do not have hypersonic missiles, but in two years they will probably have them. From this point of view, Russia’s timing for ensuring its defence capability is very good.
Y: By intervening in Syria, Russia has scuppered the entire plans and efforts to dominate the Middle East by USA & Israel – such a state has no right to defend itself.
X: Would the probability of an uncontrollable world war in the near future have increased without Russia’s intervention in Ukraine in 2022?
Y: The closer the adversaries get to each other territorially and via weapons technology – hypersonic missiles – the greater the danger of quasi-automatic escalations that can no longer be controlled.
X: Do you think it is possible that the scheme ‘USA/Nato/EU against the evil dictators’ could have come to an end with the military Russia-Ukraine conflict?
Y: With this question you are ridiculing the ethical superiority of the West (USA, Nato, EU), thus you have excluded yourself from the world community.
The empire will be over by 20 Jan 2025. It will not take 10 years.
The Russians have started exporting their wheat. I expect Russia to purchase most of Ukraines’ agricultural produce by paying for it in roubles, at least in the area from Donbass to Odessa. Thus bringing it into the Russian economic zone at least partly.
The overall war may last for ten, twenty years as Pepe suggests or Russia and China may decide to significantly shorten it. I believe they may opt to shut off the west from all of their combined resources; all production, products, capital.
That would bring on an immediate severe and significant decline in the west possibly bringing sanity. Perhaps not. But it would hamper any effort by the west to capture Africa and Latin America.
My concern is with LatAm and Africa. For sure, the US can crush LatAm countries (even staging Maidan events there, against which the authorities will stand no chance) but if Africa falls to the racists, it is going to get very tough for Russia, China and India.
Russia must launch intense information war, not to “defend,” against the West, but to clarify to Africa and LatAm the innate, constant, insane levels of bigotry and hatred that are endemic in the West.
You saw it on display in Ukraine and Poland. You see it against Russian people all over the West. What is even worse for the Empire is that the Empire itself, admits its own sytemic racism! It constantly reminds us, with the CRT stuff, amd the need for BLM, just how incurably evil and racist it is, and thus it has no authority to lead the world any longer.
Russian media should be broadcasting the stories of Empire acts of racism and bigotry 24/7, all over the non-Western World! The Empire has already given Holy Mother Russia the means to overturn any “propaganda/information war” victories the West thinks it may have won!
Russia is waging a war of liberation against Western-style racism!!!!
What I see happening in the U.S. is we are being led to destruction by psychopathic idiots, who of course assume that they are fooling everyone. Anyone who does not toe the Party Line is cancelled, under the guise of spreading “disinformation/misinformation”. Black is white, up is down, and there is no such thing as male or female.
In the run-up to the Iraq war, Kurt Vonnegut described the people surrounding Bush (who are the same people surrounding Biden) as “upper-crust C-students who know no history or geography”. These people are highly dangerous because they mistakenly think their Yale degree means they’re smarter than everyone else. They only socialize with others in their inbred circle and they only listen to the mass media that is owned by them. They are all drinking their own Kool-Aid, apparently having forgotten that it is their own propaganda. They are increasingly unhinged from reality. Their Supreme Court pick cannot even define what a woman is (Hint: Ask your mother). They level sanctions against Russia that only have the effect of weakening the position of the U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency – the real source of U.S. “soft” power. Inflation in western countries is out of control. Shortages of basic goods are increasing. One can only hope that when the senile Biden is persuaded to engage in direct kinetic warfare with Russia that some leftover Pentagon brain from a bygone era can intervene successfully.
Despite the concern that “the sheeple” are blindly following all of this, lemming-like, what I see is an increasing awakening among ordinary people. They may not understand why things are going so badly, but they know that they are being lied to and they still believe in real American values. Like Forrest Gump, who wasn’t a smart man but knew what love is, an increasing number of Americans know what rotten is. I hope and pray that the tide turns quickly, because we are at the most dangerous point in history.
‘Black is white, up is down, and there is no such thing as male or female.’
It’s the inevitable consequence of a system that is based on the absurd “post-factual” pretext that everyone and everything is “equal” to everyone and everything else. With the total destruction of linguistic precision, words have no commonly agreed meaning beyond that which is assigned to them arbitrarily from one day to the next by the “elite” powers. And rebellion is next to impossible when the rebels cannot even agree on what they’re talking about, let alone what they’re rebelling for or against.
re: “rebellion is next to impossible when the rebels cannot even agree on what they’re talking about, let alone what they’re rebelling for or against”
In fact, this is what dooms the so-called “elites”. It is they who cannot define what a woman is, while the “rebels” have no such problem. We can hang the elites with their own nonsense, because it is they who cannot define what they are “for or against”. For example, how can one claim to be transgender if there is no such thing as male or female? What is one transitioning from/to, if not from male to female or vice versa? You cannot go from A to B if neither exists. If they argue with you, call them a racist sexist because you identify as a black woman. When they must correct themselves, tell them that you now identify as a queer Native American and you would appreciate it if they would leave your continent immediately. And on and on…
These people will extinguish themselves because their internal logical inconsistencies are too great. We can only hope and pray that this occurs before they manage to wipe out the human race with their now-fevered talk of war with Russia.
I totally agree with you!
I would only add that IMO in the US as in Canada there are many inside the government who consciously and deliberately are working to destroy the nation and to establish a police state.
Their plan is the destruction of the US. The current destruction of currency, food, gas, material shortages will in their plan herald the end to the US constitution and the establishment of a NWO. Whose first act will be with an end to all social benefits to be replaced with a “do what we say and we will give you a guaranteed income” via a social credit score card. Vaccines will be mandated of course.
Now can they pull it off, my guess is their chances are fifty-fifty, possibly less.
re: “there are many inside the government who consciously and deliberately are working to destroy the nation and to establish a police state”
Well, the police state has been here in spades since 9/11. They can now jail anyone without charges or trial by declaring them a “terrorist”. Habeas Corpus was tossed on the scrap heap. Secret FISA courts hold secret proceedings. Obama had a “kill list”. The so-called “Bush Doctrine” overthrew the Nuremberg crime of preventative warfare, i.e., attacking a country because they might – at some unspecified point for some unspecified reason – present a danger (this only applies to the U.S., of course). The police have been militarized. We are all under mass surveillance. Etc.
In spite of this, I still see genuine patriots fighting back. The trick is, as Rudyard Kipling wrote, to “keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you”. The blatant censorship by the ruling class is creating alternate venues of communication via platforms that do not censor. Elon Musk’s recent acquisition of a large stake in Twitter may bring back free speech to that platform. Alternative news channels are flourishing.
Don’t be fooled by the “people” you see commenting in agreement with Big Brother on social media – they may very well be government sock puppets, designed to make you think it is you who is out of the mainstream of thought. Likewise don’t pay any attention to the corporate “news”.
Keep the faith. God is not mocked.
excellent summary Top Cat,
i have forwarded it to several friends (or soon ‘former friends’) – without your permission :)
Ursula v d L goes to Kiev. Boris Johnson goes to Kiev. Therefore no reason to accept any refugees from Kiev as it is perfectly safe
Even the ones from Lagos?
after fifty years under nato rule,
europe people still struggle.
the raping of european labor and resources
and financing elite oligarches in foreign lands,
european people are worse off than ever.
same as with usa, resources, labor has been drained
for half century while foreign oligarchs rape
the resources and reduce life.
the real struggle is sovereignty,
something russia and china and its legion clearly have
versus the soulless enslaved brainwashed slaves from
european west controls.
you cant convince a society getting its information from media “programming”.
by russia displaying real prosperity, real honesty, compassion,truth and law
a programmed zombie change thereselves and wake up to the real enemy
which only seeks eugenics, enslavement, nazi onerace purity and complete elimination of all races except there own. this is enough for mass assembling to destroy every last nazi leader that walks earth
I have absolute faith and the utmost confidence in Russia for it’s abilities as well as intelligence, competence and compassion. I am however deeply concerned over reports of the last few days. The deranged US&Co. has gone off the charts with their escalation. More weapons pouring in, threatening nukes, and now an imminent chemical attack.
They know. They know they lost. Now what? Not for a second will I put anything past them at this point. If they’re going down I truly believe they will take the world with them.
What scares me the most is that there is no voice of reason or opposition as far as I can see. No one in the West has stepped up in any real way.
Lackeys and Cowards. The lot of them.
One final chance for Europe to survive is for central european countries to break off the postcolonial EU-NATO leash and create a conservative, sane alternative without hysterical russo- and sinophobia.
Check this out from the Eurasia and Multipolarity telegram channel:
“I haven’t personally verified this but interesting if true. Particularly Tusk – my understanding is several thousand Poles in Silesia and Pomerania were in the Wehrmacht.
Olaf Sholz, Chancellor – grandfather Fritz von Sholz, Gruppenführer. This was one of the highest ranks in the SS.
Karl Lauterbach, current German Minister for Health – grandfather Hartmann Lauterbach, Obergruppenführer SS.
Christian Lindner, current German Minister for Finance – grandfather Gerhard
Lindner, Brigadeführer SS.
Donald Tusk – Polish MP, former President of European Council – grandfather Joseph Tusk, Sicherheitsdienst des Reichsführers SS.
We should probably look into a wider selection of MEPs”
Also check out the comments. They show a torchlight parade for Von der leyen and
an actual video of the staging of the Bucha “massacre” by the Ukrainian military.
Sounds true. Germany committing suicide on behalf of US and “Democracy” I suspected was based on peoples own families historical experiences. With politicians using feelings and irrationality they are incapable of logic. Giving up NS 2 is suicide for Germany but they are going National Socialist again. The sight of Azov and other nazi battalions with the SS runes, swastikas they are kije the Gadarene swine.
This is getting ridiculous and needs to end. I understand the cauldron battle tactics/ strategy, but if this indeed was viewed as an existential threat, meaning Ukraine in NATO and the slaughter of the Donbas Russians, a quick swift overwhelming response would make more sense. Sure don’t obliterate the population and infrastructure, but don’t dottle and give NATO more time to escalate. The false flags are mounting and the NWO folks are itching to start WW III. Send in another 150,000 troops, overwhelm the Donbas pocket and take the whole god damn country. Anything less at this point would make me wonder about where Putin’s allegiance lays.
Well, RB, I don’t know why YOU are not in the inner sanctum of the RF . Phone out? I’m sure Vlad ( or his generals ) has called.
You know, I too quarterback the Super Bowl from the comfort of my armchair. Have the decency to preface your opinon with IMO, or at least state your military qualifications — as does Scott Ritter for example — first.
Exactly how would you propose to limit civilian casualties, destruction of civilian infrastructure and go fast? In ‘03 the US didn’t bother with limiting casualties and damage; it went as fast as it could to Baghdad. To do so, it had to bypass large Iraqi army formations. Those were considered less important than Baghdad in three weeks for a statue toppling ceremony and declaration of victory. It got a 20 year insurgency for that plan.
What Russia would get by going fast like that is far, far worse. We can pretty well assume (because these people aren’t that smart) that the US saw two scenarios: a massive frontal assault in Donbass that would be a neat grinder of WWI proportions or a “blitzkrieg” strike at Kiev. Either would have been fine for the US, but the latter probably preferable. The paramilitaries in Ukraine could be unleashed on the population, endless news cycles of violence-repression-violence with lots of dead Russians. Fast would have taken the whole Russian army to subdue after the fact.
This could go on a long time or it could end much faster than most expect. In 1945 the Germans had plenty of tanks and planes but no fuel. NATO can supply lots of armaments, but not lots of fuel. We could very well see a massive collapse of Ukrainian forces in the next two week.
So Victoria Nuland’s famous “f*ck the EU” in her 2014 conversation with the US ambassador to Kiev, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, turns out to be the real outcome of this whole thing.
Going back to listen to that original recording, there are other things to note. Such as, as one commenter noted:
It starts with: “I think we ‘re in play”……….and it ends with: “you need Biden……Biden’s willing”.
Ladies and Gentlemen that was 8 years ago.
And they did a good job portraying it as if the “fuck the EU” was the scary part!
the famous phrase happens just after 3:01. But the whole conversation is instructive as to how they run things.
Informe de Paraguay:
Acá tenemos colonias de Ucranianos muy influyentes Un 80% contra Rusia.
¿Paraguay está sancionando a Rusia? ¿Esta actitud es a pesar de la historia de los rusos blancos?
Report of Paraguay:
Here we have colonies of very influential Ukrainians 80% against Russia.
Is Paraguay sanctioning Russia? Is this attitude despite the history of white Russians?
Rats on a cargo ship
China may get involve in this conflict
The basters try to poison Russians
What can we do guys? I remember the post about leaving and family first. I’m a tolerant person and like to debate but my patience is running dry. I wish that this community here can help me motivate myself to keep on fighting for ethics and morals but I have to admit that I’m slowly losing the internal border zone of becoming agresive like them. May God help us all.
Boris Johnson in Kiev.
He should effin stay there.
“…literally everything will collapse [in Europe] – after industry, agriculture will collapse, welfare and social security will collapse, hunger, banditry and chaos will begin.”
Yes, I fear this must happen, as the once-nations of Western once-Civilization do indeed seem bent on terminal suicide. As an American (with roots going back to the founding generation and before), I am not happy (I grieve for the hopes of the American Founders, long ago dashed by the very People for whom they sacrificed so much), but must recognize reality.
However, one fact I must emphasize, as it seems to slip the notice of even Escobar and the (few) other really knowledgeable observers: The people (if indeed they are human) presently in control of our nations (Europe west of Russia, and the Anglosphere, plus a few clients) may be *in* our nations, but they are not *of* our nations.
They are a foreign, parasitic pathogen, who’ve managed through native cleverness and tribal solidarity to infiltrate and gain control of many of our social systems, particularly including government. Like a virus, they have converted our institutions to the service of their ends rather than the benefit of our peoples.
Of course, the responsibility for this situation is ours, for allowing it to happen. As Anonymous Conservative says, “The key to understanding the world is, it is relentlessly Darwinian.” And it may just be that we, the White race (outside of Russia) are not “fit to survive”. This is not a “moral” judgement; it is simply reality. Time will tell.
Anyway, the point is that for those in control, the horror show described in this article – the death of Europe (and the Anglosphere), is – in the language of our time – not a “bug” but a FEATURE. It is what they have intended all along. They are literally “killing two birds with one stone” – except, of course, that their aim of destroying Russia I’m pretty sure will be thwarted, as – after all that nation has been through (which Americans in particular simply cannot comprehend) – this trial will almost certainly only make Russia stronger in the end.
For which all who care about the fate of humanity as a whole must sincerely thank God. For an American who grew up in the 1950s, the irony of the present situation cannot be overstated.
Btw, the mention of Malorossiya reminds me of one of my favorite musical compositions, Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Symphony, known as the “Little Russian”. Think I’ll give it a listen.
“The West considers itself ‘the whole world’ only because it has not yet received a sufficiently sensitive punch on the nose. It just so happened that Russia is now giving him this click: with the rear support of Asia, Africa and Latin America. And the West can do absolutely nothing with us, since it also lags behind us in terms of the number of nuclear warheads.”
You can count Latin America as being on the Russian side no matter what their politicians and “leaders” may say or do. The “backyard” of the empire is lost for them, which in fact it never was, Europa being the real one as it has become so obvious lately. One of the best evidences is given by the frustration and angry impotence expressed in this video of one of the most vocal propaganda outfits of NATO, the German DW chain. Interestingly enough, the only ones left in the Spanish-speaking world still following their imperial masters are the Spaniards themselves to the point that they are easily detected in the Comments columns by their local lingo and their rabid Russophobia. You can even see it in this video, where their own DW “objective and neutral” annalists are either Spanish or some local puppet who they have recruited, like the “expert” shown in the video, Esteban Ponce de Leon, Research Assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Colombia. acc. to wikipedia.
¿A qué se debe el éxito de los medios rusos en América Latina?
To what is due the success the Russian media is having in Latin America?
“This is ‘Maniac’, I am coming for you”
Whoever remains trapped with those Ukie Nazis in Mariopol must be extremely important to somebody at a very high level of real command. When multiple helicopter evac attempts fail, they send a ship.
They were somewhat premature in stating the outcome of the attempt, but at least they identified themselves quite appropriately in the circumstances.
Forgot to include an external reference. Sorry. Here’s one:
On April 8, the Russian currency reached its strongest level against the US dollar since November 2021, at 72 rubles to the dollar, and broke below 78 rubles to the euro for the first time since the summer of 2020.
Apart from easing capital control measures, the Bank of Russia also cut its key rate on Friday to 17%, following a recent unprecedented hike to 20%. The central bank explained that the emergency steps taken to support the country’s economy throughout the past month had been successful. According to VTB Capital analysts, this week’s moves by the regulator are likely to further reduce volatility in the ruble.
The Bank of Russia is lifting temporary capital control measures that banned individuals from buying foreign currency, the central bank said in a statement on its website on Friday.
Starting April 18, Russian citizens will once again be allowed to buy foreign currency at banks, as well as withdraw funds from their foreign currency accounts in both US dollars and euros up to $10,000 or its equivalent in euros, while amounts above this limit can be withdrawn in rubles. This limit is in place until September 9. The central bank noted that banks are only allowed to sell foreign currency banknotes that they received after April 9, 2022.
The regulator also scrapped the previously introduced 12% commission for buying hard currency through brokerages. RT
Mariupol is ours , information is coming in about the liquidation of a huge column of Nazis “Azov” trying to break through the encirclement. The armed forces of the DPR covered the Azov column, a lot of corpses.
The survivors were finished off on the spot, no one will stand on ceremony with them. Unfortunately, we do not publish trash and tin on our channel. For those who are interested, we leave you a link to the channel of our friends, where the full video of the defeated column of the Azov National Battalion is posted
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It is a shame no one actually reads Orwell.
The ‘2-Minute Hate’ actually was a 24/7 hate. It was a segment that appeared on the Nightly News every night. There is Hate today. There was Hate yesterday. And every loyal citizen can count on being updated tomorrow on exactly whom they are supposed to be Hating. Yes, the segment had a running length of 2 minutes. But that did not mean that the state stopped preaching Hate when the 2 minutes were done.
Hate is healthy if you hate evil.
Orwell writings are way more applicable today to the Intelligence Services (Oxymoron) who paid his salary than to whom it was intended.
I don’t think he’d be turning in his grave though with MI6 supporting the Nazis.
“In synch with quite a few Russian, Chinese and Iranian analysts, Hudson advances that the war in Ukraine – actually in its “full-blown version as the New Cold War” – is likely to last “at least a decade, perhaps two as the U.S. extends the fight between neoliberalism and socialism [meaning the Chinese system] to encompass a worldwide conflict.”
It’s unfortunate because the U.S. apparently could still retake the negotiations with Russia about the two proposals. If Russia is willing to negotiate with Zelensky, it is ready to negotiate with the U.S. Unfortunately, there has not yet been an analysis of how and why Russia submitted her two proposals like she did to their surprise and, in view of what has transpired, what other reactions would have been better to the ones that did not avoid this conflict. There are no statesmen. Some critical thinking could have already made them zero in on the fruits of boundless NATO expansion based on the “free membership” principle of…Gym clubs. They could have by now been moving in to negotiate a sure agreement, which it is very late for, but better than none for the West but also for Russia. If Russia defeats Ukraine, it defeats the whole West as things stand. Whatever the West does later in retaliation may be seen by people as a loser’s resentment. A still better agreement than having no agreement could be reached based fully on the two proposals. Many of the counterproposals of the West could be accepted by Russia; she says they’re her own proposals recycled by the West. No matter, it would still be mutually pleasing to agree on them. Of course, the West would move NATO back to its 1997 positions. Ukraine would be made by the U.S. to forgo Crimea and the Donbass as lost Russian lands, with their heavily Russian populations, letting Ukraine know that she has to accept this because she will not be supported militarily anymore. She would become a neutral state. Zelensky could be allowed to stay in a hard compromise, but with a big caveat, that anyone who committed war crimes would have to pay for them. If he stays, he would surely lose in Ukraine anyway, having lost even more territories. Those details could be agreed upon. The U.S. would have an assertive role to play. All in all, it would be a better arrangement for all than what now lies ahead. Putin likes statesmanship, and we see him looking for any glimmer of statesmanship on the other side. Sadly, no statesmen – no statesmanship.
Before the war started, Zelenskyy refused an offer for peace. Russia required 3 things;
1) Water in Crimea: no water was destroying the economy there.
2) Minsk 2 imposed: peace for the people of Donbas, within Ukraine, but greater autonomy.
3) Ukraine to remain neutral: no NATO.
Liberal discussion of ‘sovereignty’ in a world of Great Power Geopolitics is fair, but pointless.
In the world we actually live in, rather than the world we’d like to live in, there are plenty of reasons for Russia to have taken this position. Read this.
To prevent war and secure Ukraine, make Ukraine neutral — Defense Priorities
Zelenskyy actually increased the provocation against Russia in January 2022 by;
1) Intensifying the bombardment of Donbas
2) Threatening to retake Crimea
3) A group of Republican congressmen intended to introduce a bill declaring Ukraine a NATO-plus country.
The die was cast.
Russia inevitably invaded. The important questions are;
1) Why did Zelenskyy increase provocations when Biden said “Putin has to do something”?
2) What will happen now?
Zelenskyy pushed because he’s a US puppet, a tool in the Great Game that’s been played for 100’s of years.
The latest iteration of the Game has of course been planned for some while.
US sponsorship of the 2014 coup; the training and arming of a huge army of 600,000 led by ultra nationalists; ignoring the horrors of Donbas. These and many other clues are there, questions to answer.
The plan was made public in late 2021 when Elbridge A. Colby published The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict.
The Great plan was for a moral proxy war. Support for the little nation whose sovereignty had been impinged.
This would justify an endless supply of arms to fight Russia, coming from some of the wealthiest nations in the world.
The clincher? Not a drop of US or European blood will be spilt, other than Ukranian, and the nationalists wanted it. The US could fight to the last Ukranian.
The Great Game isn’t really Russia, they are a small, though important player. A collapsed nation and neo-liberal reconstruction would be very profitable of course. All those lovely commodities. Yum yum!
No, the real target is China. They’re the US global peer competitor.
By most every economic metric China has surpassed, or is about to surpass, the US.
China are also the second largest military spender.
The US retain one important power, control over the global financial system, bringing the benefits of a reserve currency and one more thing.
The power to decide against whom, why, how, and when to impose sanctions.
As president Woodrow Wilson said of sanctions, “Apply this economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy and there will be no need for force.”
Whoever controls sanctions controls the world.
This brings us on to the real reason the US is acting against Russia now, why Zelenskyy pushed on to the inevitable consequence.
China is in the process of forming an alternative global financial system. They already have an alternative to SWIFT, the interbank payment system.
What is worse, from a US perspective, Chinese currency is more solid, has greater value.
Its been argued many times the US dollar is propped up by being the reserve currency, by people holding dollars, else its vast QE programme and huge public spending deficit would haunt it.
China has no QE programme, no deficit, in fact it has huge reserves and a massive economy.
In short, if the Chinese global financial system took over, if ever more banks join and use CIPS rather than SWIFT, the US has had it. It becomes what Britian drifted into.
A sad island dreaming of a glorious past and lost opportunities. Why? Because the US would no longer be able to impose sanctions.
So, China must be stopped and Russia via Ukraine is the first step.
Next, this little nation with her sovereignty impinged strategy will be Taiwan.
In the world of Great Power Politics China will be provoked to act as Russia did, by force of arms, when Taiwan declare independence.
That begins my answer to question two, what next?
The US is shocked that Russia is winning the war against an army 3 times its size.
Very soon Russia will have achieved its objectives, a buffer zone, water to Crimea and peace in Donbas. They will withdraw and invite the UN to come in and keep the peace.
Ukraine will have lost hugely. Crimea, Donbas and perhaps more will not be autonomous Ukrainian.
They will be independent states of the Russian Federation.
Ukraine will also be neutral.
Its clear NATO have no intention of fighting Russia directly, so they will drop the provocation when Russia achieve their aims an withdraw.
But the US has now over reached.
There will be consequences. The worst one, from a US perspective, they have actually sped up the alternative global financial system.
Russia has been forced to trade outside of the dollar and nations are buying. Gas, oil, wheat, fertiliser, etc, all commodities the world needs.
Russia has also backed its currency with gold at a guaranteed price, how long before the Yuan joins suit?
What is more, most nations of the world didn’t sanction Russia.
They might bide their time before risking the wrath of the US by buying oil etc. in roubles, but they will.
They will want to get their national reserves out of dollars after watching on in horror as Russian reserves were seized. They’ll prefer a Chinese ‘law based system’ to US whims in a ‘rule based system’. All they need is confidence.
Unfortunately, this increases tensions.
The US will now be in a hurry in this race against time.
As in the case of Pakistan and the removal of Khan, it will want to show little nations of the world it’s still the big bully in town. She will want to frighten them from daring to use roubles and CIPS.
This will push forward the Taiwan provocation.
That’s why Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and and Japan were invited to the NATO ministers meeting over the past two days. They will be getting the heads up over Taiwan.
The notable thing of this meeting is India’s absence.
Modi has clearly thrown his lot in with China and Russia, so he was snubbed, despite being a key member of the soon to be defunct Quad.
China and Russia are aware of the plan, which explains why Russia made such excellent preparations against the harshest ever sanctions.
How they will counter the Taiwan provocation? Will President Tsai have second thoughts now she saw the consequences in Ukraine? How quickly will trade transfer to CIPS?
These are the questions for Crystal balls. But the answers hold the question to all our futures, to WWIII.
Describing Russia’s actions as an illegal crime are contemptible. Westerners should get the facts correct: By 988 Kiev was the founding source of Russian Orthodox Christianity, and a seminal root of Russian identity. Catherine the Great added Crimea, and everything else north and east, to the Russian Empire in 1784. Since then, Crimean has been a critical, strategic military asset of the Russian nation. As we are going back to 1784, let’s see America give everything west of the Appalachians back to the First Nations, and pay reparations for slavery. The UK won’t return looted Parthenon marbles and made noble fortunes from piracy and slavery, so let’s not have any pious weeping for corrupt Ukrainian oligarchs.
John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873): ‘Indeed the dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution, is one of those pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into common places, but which all experience refutes.’
After the Warsaw Pact collapse, Russia and NATO negotiated the Budapest Memorandum to remove nuclear weapons within the newly independent Ukraine. The later Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership, Partition Treaty on the Status and Conditions of the Black Sea Fleet, and Kharkiv Pact, secured uninterrupted Russian access and control of Sevastopol, and the ancient Russian language and cultural rights of the large Russian majority in the eastern provinces. The Minsk treaties would have been a great start to peaceful coexistence if US or Ukraine had ever intended to implement them. Successive Ukraine governments fear Banderite Nazis more, not least because they were trained and armed by US-NATO.
Western lies and atrocities are endless and stretch back to Colonialism, First Nations genocides, and slavery. It is easily traced through every Presidency and Western country. The US began with Washington, who would rather sell his slaves to support his army than free them so they could fight in his ranks. Here in Canada, RCMP trained cowards routinely set lethal sniper over watch on First Nations protests. Meanwhile hundreds of First Nations children are found anonymously buried in residential school graves. Prince Charles lied to Princess Diana so the royals could have a beautiful, compassionate woman reinvigorate their ugly stupid lineage.
H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956): “The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.”
The US now, and always, makes allies of the most corrupt, violent collaborators. Recently, US trained military yahoos have committed 8 coups in West Africa. ‘Los Zetas’, Mexico’s worst narco gang were trained and armed by US ‘special forces’.The US created the Taliban monster. They created the Al-Qaeda and ISIS monsters with racist brutality. Honduras, whose democracy was recently restored after a US-OAS coup installed a president and family now facing decades in US prisons for drug trafficking. El Salvador, where ex-President Cristiani is facing murder charges for the executions of 6 Catholic priests, housekeeper, and her young daughter. NATO welcomes military coups and death squads everywhere so long as it favours corporate greed and terrifies people with human rights violations. Only the most savage, racist, drug-dealing monsters are embraced as worthy NATO allies.
H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956): “The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.”
After the last 100 years of lies and murders, every western ‘media’ cloaca drips adulation for Zelenskiy and his brutal, subhuman NATO-trained army.
Voltaire: “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
The most interesting result of this war is the complete lack of support for US-NATO in every other part of the world. They know Western hypocrisy in their bones. US-NATO promises and treaties are worthless. Their short and long term strategy is to attack Russia and every other country or leader wanting real democracy and an economy designed to support their own people. They attack the leadership with contemptible lies and treacherous US trained military violence.
Thomas Paine: ”To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”
Putin has heard all the promises, watched the treaties signed, and quickly ignored. He knows of the racist genocides committed and planned. It won’t be the vacuous opinions of irrelevant Westerners that define this war. It will be blunt demands and brutal facts on the ground that outline Ukraine’s public defeat. This war will end with Russian tanks shaking the ground at western borders.
“Here in Canada, RCMP trained cowards routinely set lethal sniper over watch on First Nations protests. Meanwhile hundreds of First Nations children are found anonymously buried in residential school graves.’
No. That was a total hoax. There were no bodies whatsoever. You fell for propaganda.
You are out of touch with reality if you think mass graves of Indigenous kids in residential schools is propaganda. Do you think these schools were a goodwill gesture to educate and provide for Indigenous children? There will be more mass kid graves, the government knew exactly what it was doing. To destroy these people, their family ties, culture, language, identity and unity as a society.
I read with some worry the analysis made by great thinkers like mr. Martianov, Mr. Raevsky, Mr. Escobar, and others. They all seem to agree that Europe is finished, a write off so to speak. Yet, I’m old enough to remember the amazing capability of Germany to recover from absolute ruin. It has showed it time, and time again; the same goes for France and many other Eusopean states.
However, each time a militatized Germany (or Europe, you could say) rises up in such appaling conditions, the world has to get ready for fierce nationalism, resentment and a gathering storm.
I don’t want to be overly pessimistic. I was raised in a Eurocentric sort of family. But I fear that the mid to long term result of this process will be a hurting, yet militarized Old World preparing for some “Stürm und Drang” and carrying out the “revenge” of American elites.
Of course I’m no expert on these things, just a guy who has read too many history books and I might be very wrong.
But the feeling of übernationalism is right here in my gut and I don’t like it one bit.
“However, each time a militatized Germany (or Europe, you could say) rises up in such appaling conditions”
Well after WWII, the U.S. helped Germany because it wanted Germany to be a showcase over Eastern Germany and the USSR controlled territory.
Meanwhile, in WWI, the fighting and damage was most all in other countries, not Germany, so Germany ended that war with most of its industry intact and, in fact, was the top in Europe AFTER WWI. Germany ended in a much better position than people realize, and its ability to manufacture and innovate weapons was not destroyed.
In addition to that, most of the restrictions against Germany were not implemented. They also got help from U.S. companies, such as Standard Oil, and that continued even in the first couple years of the war.
Hyperinflation affected the German Papiermark, the currency of the Weimar Republic, between 1921 and 1923, primarily in 1923. It caused considerable internal political instability in the country, the occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium as well as misery for the general populace.
This hyper inflation was caused by the draconian financial reparations forced on Germany by the Jewish bankers in 1919 at the Treaty of Versailles after WW1. This resulted in massive unemployment and ruination for German citizens, that encouraged the rise of Hitler, who in 1933 started printing debt free Work Credits to put its population to work building autobahns and Volkswagens soon reducing unemployment and it increased general prosperity helping to end the recession of the thirties.
The usury bankers did not appreciate this development and instructed Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of Great Britain to declare war on Germany in 1939.
So called Marshall plan was nothing but repatriation of ginormous German funds from NYSE. These monies came from German MIC and were the product of Europe plunder for 5 years.
Transfert of funds occured thru Switzerland, Vatican, Portugal and Spain and Vichy France.
Yes German industrials and Nazi officials built fortunes in the good ol’ USA directly funding the production of bombing capacity that pounded their factories back in Europe. So what? This’s just business, nothing personal.
Russia and China should enter into a military alliance, like NATO, with Iran, N. Korea and India. I am sure there are more Asian state who would enter this alliance. It’s the only way of protecting themselves from US aggression.
– “The West considers itself ‘the whole world’ only because it has not yet received a sufficiently sensitive punch on the nose. It just so happened that Russia is now giving him this click: with the rear support of Asia, Africa and Latin America. And the West can do absolutely nothing with us, since it also lags behind us in terms of the number of nuclear warheads.”
I must impress upon all the perpetual blindspot of the west which always makes their schemes fall flat. That is that there are 1.7 billion Muslims between Asia, Africa and Europe. Hello? Anyone? Is that not a continent? How did you miss it?
Yes. I agree: Europe’s levels of sovereignty are like Puerto Rico’s… and worse.
Probably the whole of Europe (NATO) will be transformed into an Idlib – In that case the Rumsfeld-Cebrowski doctrine would win a bizarre victory by destroying Europe’s cultural richness. Dystopian future worse than Azimov’s.
To that announced desolation, the vision of a common destiny and shared future is like the balm that heals wounds.
We are already talking about the R5 Paradigm referring to the BRICS currencies (Real, Ruble, Rupee (in India it means silver in Sanskrit), Renminbi and Rand)… although there is also talk of the R6 Paradigm (with the Pakistan Rupee -which means ”pure ” in Persian and Pashto
Greetings from Sweden.
Otra vez el tiro por la culata: Europa será cancelada… probablemente.