source (machine translation)
The Defense Ministry called the losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces during the failed offensive of Ukraine near Kherson
Ukrainian troops attempted an offensive in the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions, as a result, the AFU units suffered heavy losses, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters.
“Today, during the day, on the direct instructions of Zelensky, Ukrainian troops attempted an offensive in the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions in three directions. As a result of the active defense of the grouping of Russian troops, the AFU units suffered heavy losses,” TASS reports.
The ministry added that “the enemy’s losses in manpower amounted to more than 560 servicemen, another attempt at offensive actions of the enemy failed miserably.”
According to the Defense Ministry, the Russian Armed Forces destroyed 26 Ukrainian tanks, 23 infantry fighting vehicles, nine other armored combat vehicles, shot down two Su-25 attack aircraft.
Earlier on Monday, Deputy head of the administration of the Kherson region Kirill Stremousov said: the AFU has been shelling several settlements of the Kherson region since Sunday evening. Schools, social infrastructure were destroyed, residential buildings were damaged, the official confirmed. But there is no question of any APU offensive on Kherson, statements in the Ukrainian media – “this is some kind of illusion, a movie,” Stremousov pointed out.
As the head of the Kakhovsky district, Vladimir Leontiev, in turn, reported, the AFU inflicted more than 10 missile strikes on Novaya Kakhovka, including residential buildings and schools. Some strikes were carried out from HIMARS, residential buildings and a school were damaged, the head of the district said.
Aviation, missile troops and artillery hit nine control points of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the day, including on the territory of the Mykolaiv region, the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, said on Monday.
Addendum 1: here is how CNN reported about this latest disaster “Ukrainian troops took back 4 villages in the south from Russian occupation, military source tells CNN“. No, this is no joke, click on the link above and see for yourself.
Addendum2: map of the current situation
Who is directing the government in Kiev to mount these no-chance attacks resulting in the loss of lives and equipment to the requiem in Kiev itself? And why?
The answer to the first seems obvious. It’s the U.S. and Britain, or so it seems.
But why? To merely prolong the war seems pointless. Ukraine’s military has been destroyed. Its economy is in tatters. It’s youth are dying in horrific numbers. It is being partitioned. Russia, the purported object of all this aggression, seems to have weathered the initial storm and is now winning on all fronts, be they military, economic or world opinion.
So why prolong it? Could it be that the thinking is to cement the destruction of Western Europe, to prevent it from claiming its place in the Eurasian Continent?
Could that have been the objective all along?
Spot on: the goal is not really to destroy Russia since day one(they know it is impossible), but to destroy Europe mainly Germany with high collaboration of local compradores ‘elites
who are or blackmailed (western one)or usefull idiot russophobes enough(eastern one) to commit suicide.
Will Europe Go Down to Defeat Before Ukraine?
Very good MOA article today which says exactly that.
The goal of the P R only ‘counter attack’ is diversion for the ”Nuclear international agency” visit this week in Zapo.
“It was Barzini all along.” — Don Corleone
The next line suits the time too…”Tataglia is a pimp”.
Who stands to benefit from a collapsing Europe other than the United States? Is that what you mean? But the Americans are themselves in a national death throe. It appears to be pure hatred of the Slavic peoples.
It has nothing whatever to do with “hatred” of anyone. The US oligarchs want to consolidate power at home and abroad–war is (always) the number one component of that goal. A vast struggle of the West against the East is an Orwellian construction and, other than MIC profits (always important), power is the goal. The Euro-elites are going along with it because it makes their job easier. Since the population fell for the con of a certain disease manufactured (in my view) by the US national security state in order to freeze populations in a permanent state of dominance by elites the current propaganda effort has been “easy-peasy” for the Empire.
People here and elsewhere in the dissident community are always going on about the “stupidity” of the Euro leaders–that’s not the case at all. The leaders do not care about the populations at all—they want a neo-feudal order and that’s what they are going to get in the West. I see no serious opposition to this project since intel community (international in scope) completely controls the mainstream media all over the West. The fact Ukraine will lose the war and economic hardships will be all around the globe is a ++ for the Empire’s oligarchs–economic want will make populations more pliable even if there is rebellion in the streets (just hire more goons will will leap at the chance to crack some heads).
There won’t be any head cracking going on in the midwest US. The attrition rate of anyone trying that in my neck of the woods would be horrendous. We are locked and loaded and waiting for the house of cards to come tumbling down.
European populations, exept for the Swiss, are disarmed.
The three Dutch commandos shot in Indianapolis may have learned the hard way that occupiers aren’t welcome here.
I admire your attitude, but they know this, so they are going to cut off food and fuel.
Lock and load all you like. Won’t be much good against tanks. They’ll use the likes of your people as patsies for “the threat from within”.
Worked for the Viet Cong and the Taliban. Tanks are useless in the mountains and the swamps.
According to the actions of Cabal families, eugenics and genocide is the ultimate application of power. Greater than capitalism and war, playing god by directing the breeding and culling of humans is far more exhilarating – we can surmise. At this point in our learning, the usage of “Nazi” is just imprecise and lazy. Before Nazis, there were elite parasites in London, Rome, and Washington. They too were obsessed with genocide of entire continents. These are not “us”, we just submit to their rule. One could ask, if the USA was fractured like Europe with the South winning the US Civil War, would Washington have the manpower to complete the genocide of Native Americans? So Christianity of Rome, Commerce of London, and Military of Washington are simultaneously Zionist AND Nazi. How can this be? Zionism and Nazism are two sides of the same genocidal coin. Like Republican and Democrat are thesis and anti-thesis in the Hegelian Dialectical Trap. It is a big step, but think upon your friends that still foolishly claim to support Democeat or Republican. You are ready for this revelation. Why are globalists obsessed with transhumanism, population control, culling,..? Because steering the genome and the conciousness of our planet is unlike any other enterprise. Capitalism pales in comparison.
I think that the rulers/owners of the world are motivated by more than profit. They are obsessed with causing humiliation and pain. It is the only thing that gives them some relief from the delusional hell world they live in.
At the base of all the labels is raw power. Behind Nazi, Jew, etc., is service to Satan. The players are classified by how many people they can cause to be killed.
Re: “Greater than capitalism and war, playing god by directing the breeding and culling of humans is far more exhilarating”
Well said. Don’t neglect the deep spiritual reasons behind it all. Yes, “playing god” is the ultimate aphrodisiac to the hyper-leisure class, but up to a point. They are also networked into an ancient belief system, as complex and pedigreed as the ancient civilizations and religions.. as David Parker notes, it is frank satanism.
We all have a visceral need to belong to something higher, a cause/system, even hermit atheists! They just call it something else, and refocus the rites to the perspective of self-worship. And as Anton Gorbatow and others note, it finds highest expression in dealing mass-death and humiliation.. Oppenheimer: “I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
The crazed bloodletting in the Ukraine is not merely about subjugating Europe or weakening Russia. It is a satanic sacrifice, a preamble, for the Big War that comes. It is a demonstration to all mankind of what they are prepared to do to all of them, if they do not kneel. Its very grotesqueness and barbarity is a medium of the message.
And some say something was released recently from the Pit and like covid, this is a coming out party. The bow of the Antichrist is better translated from the Greek as a face-cloth, and he wears a crown (corona). They want to envelope mankind in the old Babylonian / Pharoanic Beast system of naked oppression and diktat, free of any possible challenge. It is 100x worse than the jackboot of 1984.. So this is a ritual on many levels.
far more sinister than any of this “Pharoanic Beast” myth is the fact that at the end of the day, American policy makers are true believers in America’s responsibility to remain the world bastion of so-called liberal democracy. yes add to that a mix of a whole host of factors–careerism, elite campaign donor pressure, fear of insignificance and death, sexual kinks, tribal in-group affiliation re-inforced by major media performative indoctrination etc–and you have a powerful cadre of devoted believers. this is the essence of Americanism or “exceptionaliam.”. America is the “shining city,”
Yep. And it’s now a corrupt gerontocracy. The political class really does think it’s still the mid-90’s. They’ve been isolated from the real world that long. They’re rich, out of touch and true believers. Anyone who wants to get ahead better not question any of that. The bureaucracy of the state has been in this situation for so long that it has deep momentum. We’re have the bus on autopilot, heading: a cliff. And the people with the wheel will not give it up. They “earned” the wheel.
Absolutely correct, the Biggest Game.
Financial power pales in comparison, it’s just another chess piece that has it’s place on the board to be played when desired either for gain or distraction but it’s just another tool not the object of the hidden string pullers. I am hearing you.
Thank you for your comment. You’ve touched upon the next level above the geopolitical posturing and distractions.
while I’m giving thanks, Thank you to The Saker and all of the Saker fellowship the regular commentors especially along with lurkers like myself who only throw the odd two bits in.
…yes…before it’s too late…we have to turn billions of people away from their traditional competitions. It isn’t about Republicans v. Democrats, Liberal v. Conservative, Black v. White, Asian v. Black, Gay v. Straight, etc. etc. etc.. Those are just levers of power to those manipulating us. People need to catch on quickly that it is about Globalists v. Freedom, Liberty, Ethics and Integrity. Crush The Globalists.
No one can escape the Inquisition, …
Sorry, I meant ‘exceptionalist’ $USD reserve currency system.
Except, now they can…
The old double-bind is dissolving, and escape is now increasingly possible to a (yet to be proven) Fair World Order.
As for those parasitic European economies living off the colonial past legacy, we now see desperation rising as the health of the old supply host looks terminal.
And the response? Curse the Russians for not agreeing to donate their fresh blood supply for free.
“The West” (including both the US and Europe) must go down in order for the Great Reset to proceed.
Looks like the main target is EU.
Something has to give, and it ain’t gonna be US, I call tell you that.
No chance in a million years, Russia can be defeated militarily or economically…
It can, though, but with 10 billion dead people…I say bring it.
(Edited out overboard language,MOD.)
This pic sums it up perfectly LOL
A Picture is certainly worth a thousand words.
«Who is directing the government in Kiev to mount these no-chance attacks resulting in the loss of lives and equipment to the requiem in Kiev itself? And why?»
That’s quite obvious if one reads the opinions columns in the UK press that describe the huge ukrainian victories that are happening :-).
The goal seems to be to persuade the “home front” that since victory is now certain and will be quick, they should endure just for a few more months the much higher costs of energy caused by the USA boycott of cheap RF energy in Europe.
I agree. The offensive was “promised” for August and here we are at the very end of the month and some form of attacks that can be presented as an offensive are taking place. Does reek of propaganda as the true driver.
As I am sure you realise, the UK press nowadays is just a recycling vehicle for Ukraine government press releases and for propagating the fiction produced by the UK government. Zero rational debate.
One has to remember that making money through newspapers has got harder so a large proportion of the funding is from government advertising and various NGO type monies that flow from bodies that are themselves government or western oligarch funded. No journalist who wants to keep their job will dare question the narrative unless they have an independent brand. Peter Hitchens has been the only UK mainstream journalist who has not just gone with “the narrative”.
Broadcast media is even worse.
I ask myself what will happen (if it happen) when the UK population discover the lies about the “victories” of Ukraine. When they discover that the Billions that should be sent to hospitals, education, housing, jobs, were wasted with an assassin like Zelensky. BoJo, Truss and other US puppies must be punished severely.
Yes, Zelensky. BoJo, Truss and other US puppies should be punished. But don’t lose site in their paymasters in the process.
You ask why. To create one hundred years of Hate, This is how they exploit every conflict. Look at any region where these “culture carriers” have been the end result is always the ame they leave hate behind
“Who is directing .. ?”
Your question hints intuitively at the answer. Many commenters and essayists have delineated the depravities of this present day beast of the apocalypse. If they were told that the antichrist & friends is actually so far gone with sadism and tit-mongering for profit that it would take over a country and plunge 100,000 young men in their prime to early death and disfiguration with 7 million or more running for their lives for the sole purpose of thereby providing video clips and narrative for their future gore-mongering Pentagonalists recruiting films disguised as “Blockbuster” summer hits, they would jump out too many windows too rapidly for the proficiency level of present day cleanup crews.
Yes indeedy. Block Buster. How subtle.
You must have heard by now of interlocking corporate conglomerate directorships and the MICIMATT? The people who work for Jolly No Good, it is rumored, upon swearing secret oaths to sacrifice their first born to Satan as payment for the most trifling roles, are said to be forced to sing The Horst Wessel Song from memory, or else be cluelessly killed in the next gladiator sun screen commercial or “How I Threw Christians to the Dogs” cruelty orgy reenactment titled “Ben Hur,” “Gladiator,” or their lawyers idea of their own personal room 101 of most frightening thing ever in 1984: The Greatest Story Never Sold.
In other words – for the Great Spite Massuhs of Fashington DC and Friends Inc, the nation called Your Cranium is a movie set.
Maybe ukraine’s western patrons are trying to rid themselves of the kievan albatross and are sending them on suicide missions. Could the IAEA mission to the ZNPP be a part of that? It’s either that, or they are planning sabotage there.
Patience brothers, patience. Me thinks, this time it is NATO buying time to prolong the conflict at the expense of Ukrainian people, to what ends, this is a question. One thing is certain, they will continue stirring the shit throughout the world, causing damage and chaos in every country opposing their rule-based disorder.
Anglosaxon kitchen doesn’t care about nazis, or so called “brave ukrainians”, it’s just cheap flesh, a tool to kill as many Russians as possible. They stated that publicly, all layers of political parasitic structure.
All for the Prize behind the Urals, you know.
On the other hand, Russian objective is to obliterate nazis, along with that commie construct of theirs, and make “abundant west” to bow down to the new master on the block. The Throne has cracked.
Something has to give, we’ll find out soon…
Oh, in the background, money handlers are offloading billions of $$$. Theft of the century. Good times.
Yeap – you nailed it
Please back up all the comments you have made below with links and factual evidence. Mod.
SBU cyberattack on SM in some parts of the EU, they don’t want us to know.
Hospitals full in the area, kiev calling families to advise deaths.
Ukie attack on Belgorod, people rushing to the station to leave the city.
Maybe it is about time to get rid of ZE?
French radio Sud Radio, J Baud (former swiss army nato expert): secret treaty in NATO for a first US strike on Russia, european have no say if it happen, they signed it.
US Embassy asking US citizens in Russia to leave asap or if they stay not to count on Embassy to help, must organize their plans.
Yes I know saker, but no more twitter or TM here.
When reading it went down.
You seem to be quoting Ukrainian dis-information in regard to Belgorod – this has already been debunked below. Please back-up with facts or any further comments will go to trash. Mod.
Yes, they lost a lot, according to Russian sources, and most of their attacks were failures. However, according to those same Russian sources, the Ukrainians did advance in a few places and fights are still ongoing. And the Russian conclusion is that “it is too early to say that the offensive completely failed”.
So Sitreps like this which ignore the successes (albeit small) of the Ukrainian forces and how they’ve set things up to become more difficult for the Russians, give people the wrong impression and make them think the war will be won much quicker as it doesn’t give a full picture of the pluses AND minuses.
1) In the area of Blagodatny, Snigirevka, Vysokopolye and Davydov Brod, the enemy failed to achieve significant success, despite the losses incurred.
In the area of the village of Sukhoi Stavok, the enemy was able to advance from the bridgehead near Andreevka and is now trying to gain a foothold in the village in order to try to cover the positions of the RF Armed Forces near Davydov Brod.
2) The enemy continues to actively strike at Berislav, Novaya Kakhovka, in the Kherson region. At least 1 ammunition depot was destroyed and a barge used to cross the Dnieper was damaged.
The RF Armed Forces are striking in the Krivoy Rog and Nikopol directions.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the enemy lost about 50 units of heavy and light armored vehicles, 2 attack aircraft, more than 560 military personnel killed during today’s battles.
3) Against the background of the shelling of Berislav and the crossing of the Dnieper, the enemy is trying to increase pressure on the river. Ingulets to advance to Berislav. Despite the fact that in most areas the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ended unsuccessfully, until the next crisis on Ingulets was resolved, it is too early to say that the offensive completely failed.
Look, combined arms operations in terrain like fields and steppes are much more similar to naval warfare than to warfare in the kind of terrain you would see in central Europe. what matters is not fighting for this or that terrain/wave but destroying the enemy forces.
Furthermore, most villages which the Ukronazis “liberate” are typically uncontested.
Unlike the Ukrainian forces which are told to dig in and not move, Russia forces move a lot and are quite willing to withdraw or cede terrain if that gives them a better position to fight.
Lastly, you can find “Russian sources” which will say anything, everything and its opposite.
But if you want to wait more to agree that the Grand Offensive has failed, by all means, wait for more facts to come in.
The biggest problem for the Ukrainians is that they don’t have enough troops to exploit the breach even if they make one there seems to be no second echelon units to follow the ones that attacked today.
Naval warfare is a great analogy.
That is one of the most difficult things for people in the West to understand. If you contrast the literature of the Great Patriotic War verses what happened in the Western theaters during the same period, you feel like you are in another world. In the West, military success is measured by taking objectives. However, Russia has 11 time zones, so if one Monte Casino falls, there are ten more similarly fortified lines behind it. During the GPW, the city of Kharkov changed hands at least four times. In 1942, the Russians allowed the Germans to occupy lands from the Don River bend to Grozny. In the First World War, Lenin ceded the entire Ukraine to the Central Powers at Brest-Litovsk. When you live in a country of 11 time zones, land just does not matter.
I believe the Europeans obsession with geographical objectives comes from the fact that they live in such small countries, so if Paris or Berlin falls, the government does as well. However, if Moscow falls, the capital just gets relocated to St. Petersburg (1812) or Kuibyshev (1941).
“I believe the Europeans obsession with geographical objectives comes from the fact that they live in such small countries, so if Paris or Berlin falls, the government does as well. However, if Moscow falls, the capital just gets relocated to St. Petersburg (1812) or Kuibyshev (1941”
Yeah, good point.
Ukraine never really thought that their “counter offensive” would succeed. Every move Ukraine makes is only for PR purposes. During the TET offensive the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong lost many soldiers but they broke the USA’s spirit by showing the USA population that the war was far from over.
Ukraine is trying to imitate North Vietnam. Big difference: The Viet Cong were true warriors. The only true warriors in Ukraine are those that oppose it’s government and military.
Good point and comparison. This counteroffensive has mostly non-military significance. Then again it might still have a lot of effect. Showing their allies and suppliers something can still be done, even a little shift in defensive lines and holding it. Even more important: to encourage their own troops and civilians “we will not bend”. This is a very powerful force. If anything, breaking of will and spirit is part of this “demilitarization” of one cannot replace leadership. And a third factor perhaps, to create some doubt or disruption around plans for a referendum. One that will be way harder to organize and sell to the international partners if the land has not look pacified yet. When looking the region with these three things in mind, it makes a lot of sense to sacrifice soldiers for it. Then again, a Russian counteroffensive might destroy all above given objectives. We’ll see.
So Sitreps like this which ignore the successes (albeit small) of the Ukrainian forces and how they’ve set things up to become more difficult for the Russians, give people the wrong impression and make them think the war will be won much quicker as it doesn’t give a full picture of the pluses AND minuses.
Look, for a full-on offensive which the Ukrainians are allegedly mounting to even have a hope of success, the Ukrainian forces need a very basic element, and that element is airpower, specifically superior airpower. Which the Ukrainians don’t have (2 or 3 Su-25 don’t count as airpower) and which the Russians have plenty of.
Small territorial gains are nothing if they can’t hold the ground; and they won’t hold the ground gained because the Russians will inevitably clobber them later, most probably from the air, and force a Ukrainian withdrawal after sustaining huge losses due to Russian firepower. These so-called Ukrainian gains are just temporary and only good PR material for Zelensky. That is all. They are not going to change anything as far as the SMO is concerned; they are just adding more hapless Ukrainians to the death register.
There is no need for distress just because the Ukrainians have made some small territorial gains. It is not unexpected, seeing the way that RF fights — seeking to destroy Ukrainian forces rather than keeping ground, a sort of mobile warfare. The territorial situation could change in Russia’s favour day after tomorrow.
Am I reading this correctly re: above article?
” Kirill Stremousov said: the AFU has been shelling several settlements of the Kherson region since Sunday evening. Schools, social infrastructure were destroyed, residential buildings were damaged,… . … Vladimir Leontiev, in turn, reported, the AFU inflicted more than 10 missile strikes on Novaya Kakhovka, including residential buildings and schools. Some strikes were carried out from HIMARS, residential buildings and a school were damaged… ”
Speaking of illusions, it reminds me of an old western tv show “MASH” and the deluded soldier ‘Klinger’ was always trying to evade enlistment by wearing dresses and claiming “Section 8” to get an involuntary discharge.
Here’s another quote from an RT article today on the ZNNP situation.
“Ukraine, meanwhile, has claimed that the Russian forces have turned the nuclear plant into a military base and that they’ve been shelling the facility themselves to pin the blame on Kiev.”
Apparently, the upcoming Military Trials in The Donbas has seriously rattled some ‘top brass.’
I am following each and every battle of this war on multiple Telegram channels.
Can someone please tell me how it is possible that these Ukrainians still have a standing army?
Where are they bringing all these men from to hold the entire line ?
When will these rats run out of men ?
And how large was this military to begin with ?
I anticipate the figures we hear about, are military smoke. So it can only be guess work. But Ukraine itself could have up to a 0,5-1,0 million in service out of 42 mio inhabitants.
If Poland and the other NATO members are involved under this umbrella, we could quickly count another one million.
So even if the Russian grinder takes 500 a day there is still a very long way to go. 15000 dead/mth and military equipment continue to pour in from all over the world mainly over the Polish border.
If we anticipate the public figures are military classified and therefore smoke, my guesstimate is as good as anything :-D.
The largest in Europe by a large measure! AND with greater volume of equipment.
When this is over, Putin could take all of Europe which will be defenseless! But he doesn’t WANT it!
@ Curtis W Miller
«When this is over, Putin could take all of Europe which will be defenseless! But he doesn’t WANT it!»
Yes, the conquering of credits, and not of debts. :)
Putin will be forced to take over both EU and US with our 100-300% debt of GDP.
He is an Orthodox Christian, the only one who is rich enough to do it, and his conscience cant say no to save all these lambs.
When we are all inside Trojan, the Russian Empire, its over. We did it. We outsmarted Russia.
Why not at least think and speak it, even if it can’t come true.
I think Mr Putin believes in a different God than you, therefore he doesn’t have to do anything but save himself.
They may have 500,000 and if the Russians kill 1000 per day it will take 500 days to eliminate them all, not counting the continuous recruitment of fodder, so maybe it’ll be wound up by Christmas 2023.
Some videos for today.
This first video shows a Kiev regime armored vehicle getting blown up during the dictator Zelensky’s failed offensive today against liberated Kherson oblast:
Russian military liberates the settlement of Blagodatnoye, in Nikolayev oblast:
‘Wagner group’ fighters repel Kiev regime offensive (in the DPR, not today’s failed Kiev regime offensive against liberated Kherson oblast):
FSB identifies 2nd suspect (Bogdan Tsyganenko) in Moscow bomb assassination of Darya Dugina:
Either RF military is too low in numbers or Russia is fighting actually much more in economical front line war.
Big news now is that 1000 €/MWh electricity price level have reached France and perhaps during next week Germany. They just can’t survive with those prices.
“…on the direct instructions of Zelensky”.
I doubt that. More like instructions from US/UK ‘advisors’.
It is mind boggling that at this late stage that huge numbers of Ukies are still willing to be kamikazi.
I agree. Zelensky only intermediates the orders. He is just a vassal assassin of the West regime.
Last kick of the dying horse. The various terrorist attacks are just the spasms.
There is a talking gvt horse,
he talks his course,
walks his force,
knows his morse.
He wants more,
he wants war,
If you are a boor.
His name is not Fred,
and he does not dread,
being dead in the bed.
Who is he?
Alabama, I know the answer to your riddle, oh, pick me, pick me, pick me, my hand is waving, I know the answer.
Ok, Soleii, Who is he?
The one who is:
dead in his bed,
with lead in his head,
that was fed by a Red,
at the said of the Zed is: ….wait for it……….
One of Putin’s hypersonic thingies hit Davos at a secret meeting of the WEF. It didn’t get everybody but …… it was a good start.
He was a famous horse, had a barn, he was white, he was older than me so its tough to recall all the details.
What’s your second guess?
And i’m not giving you a third.
Wasn’t there some talking horse named Mr Ed on some very old TV show?
I accept that you won’t give me a third guess, so we’ll just skip that number and go to 4th if this not correct.
I just cheated. “What old show had a talking horse? Mister Ed Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom “Mister Ed,” has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday.”
Listened to a couple of US think tank talking heads from Princeton and Harvard talking energy policy on the ABC radio down here in Tasmania today while I was feeding to cows. At one point one of them stated that the US strategy was to force Russia to sell its oil cheaper via Asia and that the US would benefirt from that driving down the oil price, and that this was factored into the strategic thinking, whatever the f… that means.
Listening to them both it was very clear that they anticipate that the changing energy situation will result in changing political realities and that the energy cruch spells the end of globalisation. On that I think there might be some argreement outside the globalist camps.
Remember the globalist plan was ousting the dollar and shift gravity point to China, under globalist control off course.
They had to get rid of an armed American population and soil the US constitution. From there it get murky.
This is a relevant article, 7 June, comparing the political decisions in the Spanish Civil War and the in Ukraine – https://frenchdailynews.com/culture/4904-when-the-war-in-ukraine-recalls-the-spanish-civil-war-of-1936
One thing is certain. Neither US nor Europe will survive in a scenario of 3th WW. All the globe will suffer the destruction of infrastructure/nature as well the death of billion people. The west is playing with fire and seems they enjoy it, since the population, with are exception, is sleeping on its arrogance, stupidity and ignorance, sponsored by a media corrupt and rotten.
saaaaaaaad but true….least half of the US population do not know (do not care/do not wanna) know what’s really going on…
The Ukrainian govt. wants money to keep flowing. It announced this offensive many times through the world press (!). That cannot serve a war purpose, so I thought the counteroffensive was in the Donbass (no?); in war they try to keep your enemy in the dark as to what will be done (false signals are sent). It may serve some political goal to get more money, somehow. Between 500 and 600 Ukrainian soldiers died in about 24 hours or so, according to Russia. That’s a small offensive if we compare with WWII battles between Germany and Russia. I remember one in WWII where more than 11,000 German soldiers had died in an offensive (it may or may not have been in more than one day, but it was quickly, in less than a week). The Germans decided to stop this battle because of this high rate of deaths. A similar or higher number of Russians had died, but the Russians were willing to continue it. That bigger battle is my sole reference, but I deduce from it that this Ukraine offensive is mostly propagandistic and that it will never recover the lands that it has lost with battles where less than 1,000 soldiers are lost. Is it a wrong deduction? Trying to recover the richest land in Europe outside of Russia – can it be done losing less than 1,000 heroes per day? Millions of Russians died in WWII to dislodge the Germans, more than 5 million soldiers at minimum. This major, but very publicly announced, counteroffensive looks small by comparison. I think Medvedev (quoted by Pepe Escobar in a recent column posted here) was trying to pressure the Ukrainians to negotiate realistically, since the two sides are meeting at this time.
Some other deductions are obvious. If it’s the richest land, are you going to or can you recover it through a ‘guerrilla war’? Not if it’s Germany. Not if it’s Russia? Before losing the territory, you figure they’ll prefer to call it a “war” and if necessary recreate the WWII scenario with millions of soldiers. It’s basically what Medvedev pointed to. Zelensky said yesterday that Ukraine will even recover Crimea but..it’s a joke. If they can recover Crimea, they’ll win the soccer world cup too. He could become president like that, all right.
“War by proxy” is a term used by the Russian side. Is Russia defeated “by proxy” in a head-to-head war? It sounds like a stupid question even. I see Biden smiling on TV, very relaxed – he must be thinking about Trump (the ‘opportunity’), or something other than the richest land that Russia is conquering now. A more realistic response to their two security proposals was not arrived at – opening the door to this other reality. Now Russia has all the “expansion” it needs, which was, supposedly, the big concern. Go figure.
It’s been 30 hours since the Nazis launched their de-facto Kherson offensive. This time it’s real. They attacked from four separate directions across a 250 km front line. But so far, there’s no evidence indicating they’ve gained ground or eroded Russian defenses anywhere.
Of course the Ukies are claiming grand success. But anyone who’s been following the war knows the biggest liars in this game are Ukrainian government officials, including the Ukie General Staff. Most of their “updates” are hogwash meant to stupefy domestic readers and the Western public.
Most telling is Western MSM’s lack of reporting on the offensive this past day. That can mean only one thing: the Ukies aren’t making progress. Normally MSM hypes up any and all Nazi combat successes, no matter how vague or insignificant. When MSM goes silent on battle news, that’s a clue something unfavorable is happening for Kiev.
The Russians claim to have chopped-up and repulsed three of the Ukie attacks. Concerning the fourth, Russia acknowledges a minor Nazi break-through, which supposedly has been contained.
Igor Strelkov, a firebrand who’s dissatisfied with Russia’s low-key war strategy (he calls for full Russian mobilization), corroborates reports that the Nazis have been repulsed with heavy losses. But, interestingly, Strelkov thinks these attacks are just demonstrations in force, and that the main Nazi offensive is yet to come.
Colonel Cassad said yesterday’s Ukie defeats are sufficiently damaging that Russia now has an opportunity to counterattack and destroy enemy troop concentrations. I certainly hope that’s true.
But meanwhile, the offensive’s outcome hangs in the balance. Let’s wait and see what happens.
Those who keep asking WHY? – Maybe this is your answer – https://crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2020/11/are-we-governed-by-humans.html?m=0 – who governs us?
When that piece of the puzzle filled the same gap for me – years ago – the picture, while ugly as sin, is now very clear.
Until American people rise up and throw Nazis infesting Washington D.C out, nothing will change. Ukraine as well as Eastern European States are just errand boys for the Empire. The real source are the Neocons. Until they lose their power, we will be in constant danger.
I must say that I am impressed with the Russian military doctrine and professionalism. The UKRs are breaking what is left of their forces by being drawn into kill zones. The sad thing about the UKR strategy is that it is only about propaganda. The UKR were never going to be able to counterattack and hold ground. The UKR seemed to have learned stupid lessons from the US. I cannot recall the doctrine but it essentially stipulates sacrificing units and elements to create public opinion. An example would be the 2/9INF, then 1/9INF, then 5/506INF battalions in Korea. The idea was to have 1 reinforced battalion above the Imjin river without ready access to ammo. At the time if memory serves me there were 10 NK divisions lined up against them. If the NKs would have attacked there would have been at least a 90% casualty rate. What a way to drum up public support. /s
This whole UKR “counter attack” reminds me of the charge of the light brigade.
“This whole UKR “counter attack” reminds me of the charge of the light brigade.”
Assuming the Nazis are indeed getting slaughtered on the Kherson front, I’m reminded of a different historical analogy. That’s Russia’s ill-fated Kerensky Offensive of 1917.
This operation occurred late in WW1, after Russia had burned through it’s toughest and most politically loyal troops. The offensive imploded early because the soldiers, most of them unreliable conscripts, refused to obey orders. The Russian army disintegrated from within as a result.
One year prior, Russia had won its biggest victory of the war. That was the famous Brusilov Offensive of 1916. But the battle cost Russia one million casualties, including its best fighters. These men were replaced with second and third rate troops, many of them politically radicalized by revolutionary propaganda. Following the Brusilov Offensive, the army was no longer capable of offensive operations.
In 1916-17, the Provisional Government pressured General Brusilov to launch a second great offensive. Brusilov resisted, arguing that Russia’s army had reached the burn-out stage, and could only hope to maintain defensive positions. But Alexander Kerensky, leader of Russia’s new government, forced Brusilov to take action.
During the Kerensky Offensive, Russian troops attacked the Germans for two weeks without significant success. That’s all it took to wither the unmotivated Russian troops. From there Russian units disbanded and disappeared as soldiers fled in large numbers toward the rear. Officers trying to restore order were often shot by mutineers.
What I described here, as we all know, can happen to any army after its toughest, most motivated soldiers have been wiped out or turned into invalids. I theorize that the Ukie/Nazi army may have reached this point, considering its colossal personnel losses in Lugansk during May and June.
Think about it. Throughout June, Western media – normally a cesspool of pro-Ukie propaganda – reversed gears and published a deluge of reports about the Nazi army’s dire situation in Lugansk. Many articles described how Kiev was compelled to send totally unfit troops to the battle zone. That includes middle-aged construction workers who normally performed manual labor for the army, in addition to barely trained village militias, and fifth rate conscripts who’d received less than a week of combat training. The media also acknowledged widespread Ukie demoralization, including the potential for mass desertion.
Maybe I’m wrong, but I simply don’t believe that, since June, the Ukie/Nazis could have assembled a fresh, sizeable force of combat effective troops capable of performing a costly offensive against Kherson.
I’d love to see the Ukie/Nazi offensive force fall apart under combat pressure, just like what happened in Kerensky’s 1917 offensive. We’ll probably know for certain within two weeks.
GW. I agree with your analysis of history. I will just add that even before the SMO the training from NATO was not very good or lackluster at best. I think this is because the western militaries are believing their own impetuous BS. Not to take away from Russia’s performance, but it does contribute to the reason the SMO was able to successfully attack at a 3 to 1 disadvantage.
I would love to hear your thoughts about Archbishop Vignano. I know you don’t look favorably towards traditional Catholicism, but it seems like you have much in common with the archbishop, otherwise.I don’t presume to know, though.
In any case, thanks for the updates. The Ukrainian military was supposed to be deadly, but it looks almost inert, in the face of Russia artillery.
When I was in the army, “Primacy of Fires” was still the doctrine. Not sure about now. Scary to think about two artillery-focused ground forces pounding each other’s positions. I hope the current satanic leaders are not allowed to drag the U.S. into such a slaughterhouse.
The Ukranian counter offensive has successfully slowed the Russian attack.
If they can.hold back.Russia until wet or cold weather they buy time.
So it’s not a completely stupid counter if that’s the goal.
And it’s also not over yet.
They won’t win but it’s about protecting what they have.
Well i would have thought Russian troops are experts at winter fighting,they sure taught the Nazis a lesson in winter.
Has it slowed the Russian attack? Its essentially about demilitarization and de-nazifying. With increased Ukrainian casualties the main result of this “offensive” then this has surely hastened the aim of the Russian SMO.
In addition, it really is a case of the more Ukraine continues on the less there will be of Ukraine. So, it is really is only but failure for them.
Wow! The piece says 2 things to me: first, allied troops were ready, anticipating perfectly how to destroy the counteroffensive/counterattack!! second, that Empire’s propaganda shop was ready to declare success!!