Vladimir Putin took part in a Federal Security Service board meeting. Meeting participants summed up the results of the Federal Security Service operations in 2014 and set priority targets for 2015.
PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Good afternoon, colleagues.
We always attach great importance to the work of the key power agencies pertaining to national security. Today, within the framework of this expanded board meeting we will summarise the results of Federal Security Service operations in 2014 and set priority goals for the future.
I would like to begin by saying that, as you all know, the past year was not an easy one. The world situation has exacerbated. We witnessed growing tensions in the Middle East and a number of other areas of the world, while a state coup provoked civil war in Ukraine.
Russia is making significant efforts to reconcile the parties and normalise the situation. We have already received and continue receiving thousands, even hundreds of thousands of refugees and are doing all we can to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.
However, our position, our independent policy and even attempts to help those in need, including in Ukraine and some other areas, are causing outright irritation on the part of those we traditionally call our colleagues and partners.
They are using their entire arsenal of means for the so-called deterrence of Russia: from attempts at political isolation and economic pressure to large-scale information war and special services operations. As it was recently stated quite openly: those who disagree will have their arms twisted periodically. However, this does not work with Russia; it never has and never will.
Meanwhile, NATO is developing its rapid deployment forces and building up its infrastructure near our borders. Attempts are being made to violate the existing nuclear parity, European and Asia-Pacific segments of the ABM system are being created at an increased pace.
I would like to remind you that the unilateral withdrawal by the United States from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty has toppled the very foundation of the modern international security system. Completely new systems are being developed capable of dealing a ‘lightning global blow’ and conducting operations in outer space.
However, it is obvious that nobody has ever managed to intimidate this country or put pressure on it, and nobody ever will. We have always had and always will have a proper response to all internal and external threats to national security.
Another point I would like to make is that the situation cannot remain like this forever. It will change, for the better I hope, including the situation around this country. However, it will not change for the better if we succumb and yield at every step. It will only change for the better if we become stronger.
Today I would like to thank you and your colleagues for your precise and coordinated work last year, for your immaculate implementation of the tasks and the courage you have demonstrated, for the reliable protection of Russia’s security and national interests.
Your overall workload and responsibility will obviously grow this year. You are facing the challenge of enhancing efficiency in all areas of your activity. Combatting terrorism remains your most important task. A few positive trends have emerged in this area in the past few years.
There were 2.6 times fewer terrorist-related crimes in 2014 than in 2013. While if we look at the previous 5 years, their overall number went down 9-fold.
Such results have clearly been made possible through the concerted actions of the FSB, security and law enforcement agencies, coordinated by the National Anti-Terrorism Committee. We must reinforce the positive dynamics and consistently squeeze out the underground criminal groups.
This is not easy; the militants are fighting back and making attacks similar to the one that took place in Grozny last year. Statistical analysis shows that they still posses a significant amount of arms.
You are also aware of the fact that citizens of Russia and other CIS states are being trained at the so-called hot-spots, including within groups of the Islamic State on the territory of Syria and other countries. Later they may be used against us, against Russia and its neighbours.
It is therefore vitally important to take additional measures to destroy the terrorists’ international ties and resource bases and block their entry to and exit from Russia. They should not be able to move between regions or penetrate the new regions of the Russian Federation – Crimea and Sevastopol.
Your direct mission is to provide the highest possible level of anti-terrorist protection for the international events to be held in Russia this year. This is, first and foremost, celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory and the BRICS and SCO summits in Ufa.
In addition, we must step up measures aimed at preventing terrorism, radicalism and extremism, primarily among young people, migrants and underprivileged groups and more actively involve influential public and religious organisations in these efforts.
At the Interior Ministry board meeting in early March, I noted that last year the number of extremist crimes unfortunately went up by almost 15 percent. Obviously, we need to increase coordination between special services and law enforcement agencies in this area and use all the latest methods and equipment, including cutting edge information technology.
Counter-intelligence agencies worked efficiently and steadily last year. Their special operations resulted in the suspension of activity of 52 officers and 290 agents of foreign special services.
Today it is especially important to improve the protection of data that pertains to national secrets and to prevent information leaks regarding the development of our military organisation, mobilisation plans and defence and industrial technologies.
Western special services continue their attempts at using public, non-governmental and politicised organisations to pursue their own objectives, primarily to discredit the authorities and destabilise the internal situation in Russia. They are already planning their actions for the upcoming election campaigns of 2016-2018.
As I have said on numerous occasions, and will repeat again: we are ready for dialogue with the opposition, we will continue our partnership with the civic society in the broadest sense of the word. We always listen to constructive criticism of the authorities’ actions or the lack of such actions at any level.
Such dialogue and partnership are always useful, they are vital for any country, including ours. However, it is pointless entering into a discussion with those who are operating on orders from the outside in the interests of some other country rather than their own.
Therefore, we will continue paying attention to non-governmental organisations that have foreign funding sources; we will compare their stated goals with their actual activities and terminate any violations.
Ensuring economic stability and combatting corruption remain among your priority areas. I would like to ask you to pay special attention to cases of misuse and embezzlement of budget funds, including those allocated for the state defence order.
You should cooperate closely with the Accounts Chamber, the Federal Financial Monitoring Service and other oversight agencies. You should be more active in revealing and thwarting shady deals on the Russian stock and currency markets that may lead to sharp exchange rate fluctuations and destabilise the financial system of the entire nation.
We must continue our efforts to support Russian companies abroad and to protect their interests. Economic competition is tough, as you know. Not all the competitors of Russian companies are willing to work honestly.
Common principles of trade, cooperation and investment are being violated. We see attempts to compromise the business reputation of Russian companies in any way possible. You have to respond to this without delay and competently, within your authority.
Serious tasks are facing the FSB Border Service. The border infrastructure needs to be improved along the entire perimeter of our borders, while traditionally complicated segments in the North Caucasus, Central Asia and the Russian Arctic shelf need to be strengthened.
The Russian-Ukrainian border requires our special attention, of course. The situation there is complicated: thousand of people are trying to escape from the extended armed conflict in southeast Ukraine and are crossing over to Russian territory, sometimes even without their basic documents.
It is important to continue ensuring the unhindered passage of refugees and movement of vehicles with humanitarian cargo. At the same time, we need to reveal those who voluntarily took part in punitive actions against peaceful residents, who are trying to cover their tracks or are planning crimes on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Next. The protection of national information resources should remain under special control. The number of cyberattacks on official websites and information systems of Russian authorities is not diminishing; about 74 million such attacks were curtailed last year alone.
Moreover, over 25,000 internet resources have been identified that carry illegal publications. More than 1,500 extremist websites have been shut down. We must continue efforts to rid the Russian cyberspace of illegal, criminal materials, more actively use modern technologies for this purpose and take part in creating an international information security system.
We are not speaking of limiting online freedom, far from it. We are speaking of ensuring safety, law and order, while strictly complying with appropriate Russian and international norms and standards, without preventing people from communicating online and posting legitimate, valid and correct information.
In the past years, we have done much to improve material and technical support of the Federal Security Service. Salaries, pensions and social benefits for acting and retired personnel have grown significantly.
We have practically resolved the issue of permanent housing. In 2014 alone, 65 designated apartment buildings were commissioned (5,200 apartments). We are simultaneously working to increase the stock of service housing.
The state will continue providing the best service conditions for you, taking care of the families of those who were killed in the line of duty. We will certainly do everything necessary to ensure that all FSB units are equipped with the latest in armaments, technology and special gear.
At the same time, just like all the other agencies, you are facing the task of more rationally using state funding and other resources. You have to show maximum responsibility and concentration in resolving all the tasks facing you.
In conclusion, I would like to wish you success and new, visible results in your service that the country needs so much.
Thank you for your attention.
26TH OF MARCH ,2015.
ONLY TODAY ,after 8 long years (since Munch 2007 ) has Putin talked frankly about the danger of angloamerican evil designs on the world and their plots to destabilize the world and Russia.
While speaking to FSB cadres, president Putin was frank about the essentially evil nature of anglos controlled so called west for whom humility is such a foreign concept that they equate this with meekness and weakness and unless confronted with force they will go on plotting on and on till they are destroyed.
To change the situation for the better we must make Russia stronger – Putin to FSB
That was the gist of what President Putin said on 26th of march in Moscow. And the world agrees with Him.
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“ONLY TODAY ,after 8 long years (since Munch 2007 ) has Putin talked frankly about the danger of angloamerican evil designs on the world and their plots to destabilize the world and Russia.”
Perhaps a better formulation would be …has Mr. Putin’s talk with the Federal Security Service about the opponents evil designs been made public ….?
hope the president putin follows on the prescription for the disease that he has identified in the anglos controlled so called west.
the last time after munich 2007 he jsut slept through rather than making sure that anglos are occupied in their own survival rather than plotting to throw other govts. and destablising other nations.
The foreign policy sections of Putin’s Message were relatively brief, but pointed. They continued what he began Feb. 10 in his speech to the Munich “Wehrkunde” Conference on Security. Putin zeroed in on the types of programs that go by the name of Project Democracy (since the founding of the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy, in the 1980s):
“There are those who, making clever use of pseudodemocratic phraseology, would like to bring back the recent past: some, in order to be able to loot our national wealth with impunity, as in the past, to rob the people and the state; others, to strip our country of its economic and political independence. In addition, there is a growing influx of foreign money, used for direct interference in our internal affairs. If we look to more distant times in the past, we see that during the hey-day of colonialism, there was talk about an alleged ivilizing role of the colonizing states. Today, ‘democraticizing’ slogans are used. But the goal is the same: to achieve unilateral advantage for one’s own benefit and interests.”
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It is nice to see that the Russian government is run by a group of competent political leaders. They contrast sharply with the earlier incompetent gangster Stalinist bureaucracy.
That (Stalinist) bureaucracy was politically unprepared for the German imperialist assault. They lived in denial & refused to heed warnings from their own spies that the Germans (and much of the rest of Europe) were coming. Vladimir Putin, Medvedev, Lavrov, and the political-military leaders of Novorossiya, are of a much higher order. They have met the enemy, and hurled them back from Stalingrad (er-Donetz).
Their politics is of a much higher order, and they are challenging the imperialist Oligarchs on all fronts, from political, to economic, to the essential Moral sphere. President Vladimir Putin never omits the moral force in his speaches.
America’s freedom fighter, Edward Snowden, resides in Russia, from where he is free to speak and defend himself. Hell! he is free to continue breathing.
It is still incumbent upon us – residing within the belly of the beast – to resist and ease the pressure of the American Oligarchs on the lives of the peoples of the rest of our planet.
For the Democratic Republic!
Durruri would have liked Putin.
Snowden is not a freedom fighter, he is a “good cop” CIA agent.
And you do have the evidence to back up your extraordinary claim, I’m sure.
There’s no need to.
He never said anything that wasn’t already known.
Snowden provided proof (some real e-mails). Before his exposés, all we had were worthless suspicions.
Don’t try to denigrate Snowden’s contributions. He did an immense favor to the rest of us (the 99%), at huge cost to himself.
It is too early to say this. While Stalin did make mistakes regarding not listening to warning coming from his own spies, USSR was economically ready for war. Otherwise USSR plainly would not be able to produce weapons in such huge numbers. Your criticism is only partially true and current threat on Russian borders is not on the same scale that Nazi Germany posed. I do not see 4-4.5 million troops concentrated on Russian borders with 5 000 tanks and so forth and with that sort of leadership Wehrmacht had.
Putin has been very slow when it comes to what economy needs. Stalin and his team was able to turn USSR from completely ruined basket case in 1924 into powerhouse by 1941.
Putin is in power for 16 years now…
“While Stalin did make mistakes regarding not listening to warning coming from his own spies”
Nonsense. He fought the Whites. He read Mein Kampf. He knew what the Nazis were up to.
For The Saker & All,
Veritas Radio – Mike King – Hour 1 of 2 – The War Against Putin
What the Government-Media Complex Isn’t Telling You About Russia
S y n o p s i s
Why such hatred for Vladimir Putin? Is it justified? Or has Putin been targeted merely for standing up the US-EU Axis of Internationalism?
This interview takes you through ‘crash course’ journey from Russia’s Medieval founding, through the days of the Czars, through the Communist Revolution and bloody Civil War, through Stalin & World War II, through the Cold War, through the Soviet collapse, through the Yeltsin disaster, and finally the Putin-led rebirth of the Russian nation.
Carmel by the Sea
This interview did not go from Russia’s Medieval founding, through the days of the Czars, through the Communist Revolution and bloody Civil War. Also, it is full of historical errors.
Of course: that is: Durruti would have liked Putin.
“…Western special services continue their attempts at using public, non-governmental and politicised organisations to pursue their own objectives, primarily to discredit the authorities and destabilise the internal situation in Russia. They are already planning their actions for the upcoming election campaigns of 2016-2018.”
Putin signs bill allowing removal of NGOs from ‘foreign agents’ list http://rt.com/politics/239137-putin-ngo-agents-list-removal/ (10 Mar 2015)
from the article:
The new piece of legislation allows NGOs in Russia to send requests to the Justice Ministry, asking to be exempted from registering as a “foreign agent.”
Read morePutin signs controversial ‘foreign agents’ bill
Following the request, the NGO must go through an unplanned inspection, which would look into whether it received foreign funding or participated in political activities in Russia in the year prior to filing the request.
The Justice Ministry can grants exemptions following the investigation. The decision must be made within three months. Should the request be denied, the NGO has the power to appeal the decision in court.
The Russian NGO law is rather strict, and not all NGOs are foreign agents, thus the law he signed granting exceptions. If you declare your NGO’s mission is to accomplish X, and its behavior shows it’s doing Y, your NGO gets thrown out–a most logical law that ought to operate in every country.
Isn’t the problem that many of the foreign NGOs are supposedly “promoting democracy,” like mom and apple pie, but in fact their goal is to destabilize the country? Actually, I think any NGO with “democracy” in any part of its mission statement should be considered suspect. What would we think of a Russian NGO in this country that comes here to agitate for “democracy”? We would take it as a gross insult and would show the Russian “democrats” the door.
Do you know how the NGO is monitored after it falls off the foreign agent list?
At this time a further tightening (not relaxation) seems to be in order.
This was the prior case http://www.icnl.org/research/monitor/russia.html :
“Moreover, in November 2014, the Ministry of Justice said it has no plan to provide a process for an NCO to ever remove the “foreign agents” label even if the NCO stops receiving funding from foreign sources.”
Especially if you think that only 45% of a Russian survey supported the original tightening http://rbth.com/articles/2012/07/31/russians_support_strict_new_laws_16903.html
“Yuri Djibladze, head of the Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, believes these results indicate that Russians have “a vague idea about what’s going on.” He adds that the nation does not grasp “the consequences of the application of these laws” due to a lack of information.”
maybe there’s not enough money
If you hate banksters, this article has a lot of material for justified hatred of the financiers of war, chaos and accumulation of wealth, domination of governments and centuries of crimes against humanity.
Nice try at deflecting attention from the actual culprit. Here, I’ve offered to remove the obfuscation:
Mr. Putin -there is not much time left.
Anglosaxon pirate race like English andAmericans are spreading their evil design like wild fire on this world, 2020 is too late. Russia has to prepare for coming world war 3 imposed on it by England and run byUSA. Russia must ally with China and Germany to destroy Englandthe USA, the primary seat of evil.
Anglo-Saxons is not dominant – recent genetic tests show Brits are mainly French (40%), German (30%) and Anglo-Saxon (20%). http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/18/genetic-study-30-percent-white-british-dna-german-ancestry
Moreover, the rulers, the Windors, are Germanic.
Nevertheless, you are correct, the Royal Houses of Europe still run the world, and the House of Windsor and House of Habsburg (also Germanic) are probably the most powerful Houses of the lot.
And you are further correct, that US is fully controlled by these Houses. It is through the US that they exercise their greatest power. US desperately needs a revolution of independence!
And here is a picture of one of those powerful royals, looking quite ferocious:
I don’t know about genetics, but I know a Norwegian linguist and his international research partner claim the English language is fundamentally a simple Norwegian because of the way sentences are built. I am not an expert, but I agree with him. The English language has more words than any other language, but parts of its logic is Scandinavian in origin. That explains why, in a British dialect, children said they would go out “leiking” instead of playing. Ask Jean-Luc Picard or rather the British actor. It also explains words the British, to my amazement, think have been imported into the Scandinavian languages. They were not. Some Swedish examples. Leik (play), “lek”. shall, “skall”, will, “vill”, must, “maaste”, cow, “ko” and many other words that make English easy to learn in the beginning for a Scandinavian, though the grammar is so irregular at higher levels that Scandinavians, who think they know English, really do not. The Vikings used to say “horse”, but the word is lost today. Btw, French is the fastest language on Earth. That says something about their analytical capabilities. When you speak German, all the verbs come tumbling down at the end of the sentence. That means you must think before you speak (not needed in English, I am afraid). As for Russian, it is one of the most flexible languages on the planet. Twodimensional thinking has no place in it.
You have not heard anyone speak Tamil or Sanskrit, i suppose!
French is fast, but not quite!
No, I havent. I don’t know Tamil or Sanscrit, but I do know French (some Spanish), German and some Russian. Sorry, but English is not a precise language. It is the language of politics and literature, Not very much logic there. My opinion only, of course.
thank you so much for this very interesting short description of the different languages and their personalities. So interesting.
LOL, wonderful commentary! Love it. Thank God for President Putin and his able Statesman, Lavrov. Anything less and the planet would be blown to smithereens by now. Pray for the continued success, health and happiness of Putin, Lavrov and all those who are in any way supportive of Mr. Putin and the world’s agenda. Thank God broader minded statesmen exist like President Putin. Otherwise we’d be in bigger trouble than we already are. Imagine if all the world had were the Western “shirt-front” aggressors — er, diplomats — ugh, waste of my tax dollars. Hello, WW3?! NO!
Let’s all support, love and embrace President Putin, President Xi Jinping, Foreign Minister Lavrov and all other great leaders for offering vision, hope and multi-lateralism for our collective future.
The Windsors are only part germanic, as anyone who has had even just a cursory glance at their genealogy knows.
Petra, Saker removed the comment to which you and comments below answer. I understand your spontaneous reaction but I recognize this fellow from previous named comments. He had a name sounding like he has roots from India. During the late Victorian period from say 1875 and on to say 1925 I have found numbers indicating that 40 millions above normal death rate due to export of food supplies resulting in starvation under draughts. Moreover this guy referred to Macgregor & Docherty’s excellent historical text Hidden History from 2013 exposing the series of deceptions by which Britain alone caused WW1. Their work continues with similarwise exposure of the deceptions which continued during WW1 at firstworldwarhiddenhistory.wordpress.com
Add to this many works written by Lyndon Larouche and people previously in his circles, like Webster Tarpley and you see why people who have seen many little known aspects of Britain are upset about how this is silenced. Larouche certainly exaggerates on many occasions and has an agenda where he minimizes the role of the Us but there is a great deal of info coming therefrom worth looking into. Eg the british role of protecting and funding a whole range of revolutionaries including Karl Marx who was manipulated by his british controllers against Russia in particular. Contrasting with the facts is Britains stronghold of western minds with an abundance of both documentaries, which are always propagandistic rather than truthful, as well as entertainment also having propaganda tidbits inserted and the commenters impatience is understandable.
Moreover RIIAs thinktank Egmont, starring James Rogers, has published extremely aggressive plans for EU expansion eastward, which was more easily found on an austrian webpage than in other alternative news sites. It appears to be pretty much in line with what happened in Ukraine afterwards. The brittish somehow manage to stay under the radar while actually peddling imperialistic agendas with impunity.
It seems like the parallel universes in England are even more pronounced than here. The overt and covert thing. Also, England is where all the Russian oligarchs go when they’re kicked out of Russia…now why is that ?
This what you’d expect a true leader/statesman to say. A wo/man with a vision of the future and the will and determination to safeguard it.
Oh, look over there. It’s Obombi and he still has some ‘Loose change you can believe in‘ in his hand.
“Yo, Barack, my man. Slip me some serious skin, bro…”
What? That ain’t PC? I’m on a laptop…
The difference between Russia and China’s leaders and the Western cabal is baffling. Often times I have to pinch myself [or ask the lovely misses to do it for me] in order to make sure I’m not dreaming. I grew up in a totally different world, with entirely different values. I used to be a westerner, but what am I today?
Nice one: “Chump change you poor idiots can believe in”
Numerous similar comments have been made on sites like Saker and others searching for the truth, and shocked at what has become of our republic and the world it is threatening to destroy. I have a new appreciation for this song that meant little in my rambunctious youth, but brings tears to my eyes today:
Thanks for the link. I think back in the day I would’ve labeled it nihilistic, but it saddens me to say that today, I also can relate to it, in a much more realistic way.
This was also recorded way before Melodyne was available :o)
You might appreciate Bill Hicks on Music, but somehow I think you’re already familiar with it/him.
a submarine ?
Youre the same person who has been on here complaining about the demonic English for months now (including the old saker blogs). My god man. Give it a rest.
Sorry but satanist Britain has been at globalist war against humanity for 300 years and the satanic-masonic-constituted US for 200 years. And it is mass civilian murder that characterised their wars for world mastery.
Happily, that greatest tyranny ever to have oppressed humanity is nearly spent. God is good and perfectly just—we must be repenting. Viva Putin, Viva Xi.
Petra and Massinissa and Anonymous: Please find common philosophical ground. For perspective, “zoom out” from the present strategic danger with its extreme angst and it’s immediately obvious that the danger to ALL of humanity is no particular race, nor is it even close to a majority of the residents of any defined national or geographical territory. Evil is a hatred of universality. It is a glorification of the particular “us” versus “them”, the rest of the world. That’s what puts Nazis on the opposite end of the spectrum from Goethe, Schiller and Beethoven in the Deutsche land, for example. And it is what similarly separates Shakespeare and the Tudor Renaissance from Venetian Party devils like Edward VII, B. Russell, H.G. Wells and Tony Blair in Merry Olde England.
But that said, consider that England has been hijacked by evil for far longer than the USA. Consider vis a vis Russia: Catherine the Great in the League of Armed Neutrality, allowing our fully justified separation from England to succeed, Alexander II sending the Russian fleet to New York Harbor and San Francisco to warn off Britain and France from militarily aiding the destruction of the Union. Our present American tragedy is summed up by the slogan “British Brains (and imperial “Great Game” experience) and American Brawn (to rule the world imperiously), so never forget or underestimate Perfidious Albion. “American Empire” should be an oxymoron.
Unfortunately, our collective historical memory and identity is so shrunken, and we’ve allowed ourselves to be so hijacked by Imperialist swine, that many people around the world find themselves minimizing or even defending the role of the British ruling elites, who for 300 years have always been the COMMON ENEMY of Russia and America alike. It is so today. Win the fight HERE and Russia and the world is safe. Despair of winning it here and you may as well kiss your butt goodbye. It’s a long-shot but it’s the best shot worth taking. Sink the Atlanticist Ponzi Scheme.and Join the BRICS! There are Nomoral natrual allies than USA and Russia, but here we are still hypnotized by that stupid Iron Curtain speech by Churchill, ensuring a continuation of the same old Divide and Conquer satanic imperial intent.
“Mr. Putin -there is not much time left.”
It would appear that the notions of exceptionalism including cultural/intellectual arrogance are alive and well given the presumption of some that representatives of the Russian Federation and their associates are so seriously lacking in strategic vision to require additional guidance in such matters, despite apparent recent spates of “surprises” and “results”.
We seem to forget just how backward America has always been socially, ideologically, politically as compared to the rest of the developed world. Those “European Welfare States” were well above the US on the Human Development Index pretty much since recovering from WW2. Capitalist Triumphalism the result of the counter-revolution that brought down the USSR was as much a propaganda campaign which camalflouged seriously declining living standards in America since 1970.
Living in Canada it has been nothing but recession decade after decade from belt tightening to there is no alternative to the dot com crash to the sub prime crisis to nothing but BS from our politicians who completely sold out to those who gain the most in fanning the flames of irrationality and the myth of the market economies.
And our souls were sold for us by those who were supposed to be looking out for our interests….That is the yearning that visitors to Saker sense. that humanity and common decency that was almost lost in the Soviet Union-the collective good. And when I see web site after web site calling Wall Street Banksters a bunch of socialists who want to collectivize and monopolize and control everything, and they call that socialism, people like Alex Jones and the illiterate people that buy what he is selling heart and soul…..How Russia intends to deal with the attendant crisis that inevitably come with capitalist development I don’t know.
I do know that non market forces are still attended to by the State and indeed have to expand somehow towards a post capitalist world. There is not much more space for capital to expand Chinese or Russian you name it. In any case building infrastructure seems to be their main activity and they are a different stage of development than the west….The future of humanity depends on developing a post capitalist world-that is our main task as I see it. Truth be told I think most Russian’s know it to and over half the Chinese population think they already are a communist country in the true meaning of the term. The dialect of history continues….will we make it or will we blow it all to hell only time will tell.
Thanks Saker for the whole speech
Anybody can go to the Anglo media and compare how they inform their readers about this speech.
Only propaganda and lies.
what sort of enemy Russia is facing? the one who does not dare fight ever but instigates others to fight on his behalf and who was instrumental in starting both world wars because both WW were plotted by the same country.
so the attack would be indirect by the main enemy through proxy-and here the proxy is poland just a poor patsy of the main evil nation beyond the european continent and east of irish sea.
Heinz Guderian – master of the Blitzkrieg and father of modern tank warfare – commanded the German XIX Army Corps as it rampaged across Poland in 1939.
Personally leading the devastating attack which traversed the Ardennes Forest and broke through French lines, he was at the forefront of the race to the Channel coast. Only Hitler’s personal command to halt prevented Guderian’s tanks and troops turning Dunkirk into an English bloodbath. And as typical of the English cowards they fled tha battle field as soon as possible-hitler gave them 3 full days ! All because vile coward liar Churchill promised something to hitler only token resistance to his ultimate aim-to destroy russia and (thus from brutish point of view germans too.).
Second and first world wars were organised by English—bags to let Germany fight the Russians –the English are too coward to fight anyone on their own. They need proxy-nazis, wahabi terrorists from Saudi Arabia, muzzahadiin etc.
Better to sort out that English nation first.
The capitulation of more than 100,000 British empire troops before a Japanese army a fourth of that.
“Chinese, Indians, Malays and Burmese had front seats to this British tragi-comedy. They were witness to the cowardice and racism of British and Australian troops; and they were shocked by the uninspiring leadership of British officers who were more interested in manicuring their golf courses and munching on cucumber sandwiches rather than digging in for a fight. Coming less than two years after the Germans defeated and trapped a large British force of 338,000 soldiers on the beaches of Dunkirk, the defeat at Singapore exposed the fragile foundations of the British empire.”
““When the Japanese attacked, the British ran away. They were very clever. They had a wonderful life with bungalows and butlers and cooks and all that, but as soon as the Japanese came, they ran away. And once they got back to India, they sent Gurkhas, Sikhs, Marathas and other Indians to fight the Japanese. They knew it was too dangerous for them. That is how we got independence in Malaya.”
Britain is better an enemy to Russia than as a friend. In fact, Britain has never had friends, merely trade partners, colonies and currently a master in American guise.
The British Empire has committed some of the most reprehensible acts in recorder history, and all in the name of King and Country. It is such a shame to see Churchill elevated to the status of a hero when he pursued a policy of deliberately starving up to four million Bengalis in 1943. While the peasants of India starved, he decided to send Indian grain to British troops. This man even dehumanised his very victims by declaring; “the starvation of anyhow under-fed Bengalis is less serious than sturdy Greeks”. This is just one example of Britain’s dark history. One can always ask the Indians, Boers, Native Americans, Africans, Cypriots, Aborigines and Chinese about how the Brits enriched their nations.
I must say, while Russian history textbooks thoroughly examine the horrors Stalinism inflicted on the Russian people, you won’t find a mention of any colonial horrors which the British “administered” to the crown’s realms.
And to this very day, Britain preaches human rights to Russia and China, while jumping at any chance for war like a shark drawn to chum. This is the same Britain whose leadership likens Putin to Hitler while lowering their national flag upon the death of a Saudi dictator.
Britain will always excel when it comes to hypocrisy and historical ignorance.
Welcome to the ‘let’s kick Britain’ day.All welcome to come and boot away,anonamousely,of course.We wouldn’t want to reveal ourselves with even an initial or two.In fact all our comments could be simply by one raving idiot for all anybody knows.
Stuff ,and nonsense.All nations carry guilt for past behavior.the common enemy is the controlling elite.They are NOT country bound or carrying only British passports.Wake up.
Chill. When mentioning Britain, noone means the “little people” from the island, but only your corrupt leadership.
And of course, it’s not about GB, but the british empire, alive and kicking, currently in the guise of the “Commonwealth of Nations”.
The Commonwealth of Nations has 53 members, some of which were never under British rule, and many of which are not involved in what you’re talking about. Maybe you need to tighten up your definition.
Not endorsing the source, but it’s a well-done summary – the very tightened definition would be all the yellow places on that map:
Of whom the british are many. Though europeans and those of same descent constitute the greatest number. Though you are correct to a point that the inhumane and insanely greedy reside in all nations.
wikipedia is not a good source but …
>The Battle of Muar was the last major battle of the Malayan campaign. It took place from 14–22 January 1942 around Gemensah Bridge and on the Muar River. After the British defeat at Slim River, General Archibald Wavell, commander of ABDA, decided that Lieutenant General Lewis Heath’s III Indian Corps should withdraw 150 miles south into the State of Johore to rest and regroup, whilst the 8th Australian Division would attempt to stop the Japanese advance.
Allied soldiers, under the command of Major General Gordon Bennett, inflicted severe losses on Japanese forces at the Gemensah Bridge ambush and in a second battle a few miles north of the town of Gemas. Members of the Australian 8th Division killed an estimated 700 personnel from the Japanese Imperial Guards Division, in the ambush at the bridge itself, whilst Australian anti-tank guns destroyed several Japanese tanks in the battle north of Gemas.
Although the ambush was successful for the Allies, the defence of Muar and Bakri on the west coast was a complete failure which resulted in the near-annihilation of the 45th Indian Infantry Brigade and heavy casualties for its two attached Australian infantry battalions. This was the first engagement between units of the British 18th Division and Japanese forces in Malaya.<
It is worth looking up the diaries of the 22nd and 23rd brigades.
Also British leadership of Australian forces. even Australian officer class were basically British but I believe that changed after this point.
the enemy Russia faces today is the same which she faced 200 years ago.
napoleon was asking the czar envoy at smolensk in 1812 as to why are “we fighting each other we ourselves do not know”
the same evil which incited Napoleon to direct his grand army to east is doing the same mischief through American arms and patsies in east europe..
Napoleon should never have attacked Russia and dissipated his energy and THE Grand Army -instead he should had concentrated on doing what he was doing in Boulogne in 1805 and killed the evil enemy across the channel for ever.
Napoleon’s attack on Russia plotted by england (to which
Napoleon the Great himself admitted).
What happened was this as admitted by a british author himself who was responsible for all the troubles in the north caucus in 1840s.
When the emperor napoleon was meeting the czar in the river Niemen on a barge , a british spy was hiding inside one of the boat and he heard all the talk which happened between two emperors. And that information was used to malign the Russian czar in front of napoleon who out of insecurity from that false rumour attacked Russia.
Now the same spy was the one who a generation later was working agasint russia in north caucus and was inflaming the Muslims population against the Russians –that was just before the Crimean war. So you see the English bastards have been let go easily by the Russians despite what they have done to the Russia.one thing more-who so ever is an ally of the English they English back stab them in 25 years alter without fail.
William Napier writes: “In 1811 the Emperor’s power over the continent, as far as the frontier of Russia, was, in fact, absolute; and in France internal prosperity was enjoyed with external glory. But the Emperor of Russia, stimulated by English diplomacy , was plainly in opposition to the ascendency of France .”
It is the coward English who plotted Russian invasion by the great Napoleon.
Considering the extent of the disaster (at battle of Austerlitz and of Ulm before that in 1805 instigated by england with money stolen from India), The Austrian Emperor said
“THE ENGLISH ARE DEALERS OF HUMAN FLESH; THEY PAY OTHERS TO FIGHT AT THEIR PLACE”.
The Emperor forgot to mention that the payment is from the victim or some other people’s wealth.
And English are too coward to fight on their own-they have never won a single war on their own since boar war in 1899 and that too with all resources of loot from empire.
With a force that peaked at almost half a million men, more than double the entire Boer population of the Transvaal, against an estimated 40,000 Boers in the field, the British expected an easy victory. Easy?
TODAY.S ENGLISH MERCENARY ARMY IS ISIS CREATED AGAINST SYRIA AND TALIBAN CREATED AGAINST SECULAR ARAB NATIONS.
At the same time, along with Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the English and Obama regimes created, trained and funded the terror group known as the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL), allowed them to rampage throughout both Syria and Iraq, then labelled them an existential threat, and is currently waging war against them along with their EU allies and Sunni monarchy lapdogs.
Yeah, the coward English fought the Peninsular War in Portugal and Spain under the command of Lord Arthur Wellesley; and the coward English and Lord Nelson won the most decisive naval victory at Trafalgar.
Also the coward English Duke of Wellington (Wellesley) brilliantly defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.
The so called battle which happened A Day After the greatest victory of Napleon the great at Austerlitz -abattle of 3Emperors where the british were conspicous by absence and which the Austrian emperor attributed to British plots saying “English are human flesh eaters who bribe others to fight for them ” Too coward, in other words.
British tradition was one of slimy thieves and piracy not if a fighter or warrioir. A real coward nation relying on plots.
Duke of Wellington fled as soon as Napoleaon enetered Paris after escape fromalba.
Napoleaon equal adversary was ausrtuan and Rusdians – not insingificant low bred shopkeeprs the EEnglish race.
Yes trafalgar happened a day after the greatest napleonic victory of France. Big deal!!
It really is shame that Napoleon got distracted and did not sort out England inside England. Then his grand army would have feasted on the blood bath of the English coward race who Napoleon was quite capable of culliing and getting rid of that English pest from the world scene for ever.
Wellesley was gettin’ done at Waterloo and would have lost until the Prussians arrived.
The Spanish cavalry fled, the British fought for a while, then fled “faster than they arrived”
extract from Battle of Albuera 1811.
It is true the Peninsular War was won by allied, however it should be noted that it occurred only after Napoleon disastrous campaign in Russia.
And in respect to Waterloo, again we have already defeated french army.
Perhaps it is not fair to say “cowards”, but I don’t regard British as noble warriors.
The fact is they always prefer to fight a weaker opponent, and run from stronger.
Did they win ?
Yes, they did.
the Battle of Albuera ? – NO
They have been butchered, some British even played “death” to avoid the been slaughtered.
The Vistula Uhlans Went With Such a Right Good Cheer,
Bang Through the Infantry and Cut Like Sheep …
They even cut the boys who served as our pipers and drummers.
In respect to he Peninsular War, British won, but the nature of victory was achieved by political means, not militarily. Napoleon was already beaten elsewhere.
OT If anyone still has doubts as to what happened to flight MH17, the following might give insight into the shenanigans that are going on, behind the scenes;
“We have no idea of the reason,” Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin said, revealing the chilling conclusions investigators reached after reconstructing the final minutes of the flight from the plane’s black box voice recorder. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s intention was “to destroy this plane.”
Of course, this is all about Germanwings Flight 9525 [that went down less than 72 hours ago, give or take], not flight MH17′, but the difference and speed in ‘getting us’ all this detailed info is mindbogglingly stark [especially when the NYT and LAT are leading the pack as monumental frontrunners].
The pilot suicide thought has been put in the public mind with MH370 and the Indonesian plane crash. Now it seems it is being used.
Suicide – many people top themselves out of depression without any though of harming others.
Murder-suicide – Somebody kills others in anger (often family) then tops themselves.
I don’t think the physiological profile? of an airline pilot fits the murder suicide or suicide bomber type events.
I put the above comment in Guardian earlier, under their article claiming pilot suicide, and it has now been deleted by the guardian mods.
Since posting I have also had a quick look for stats on airline pilot depression and suicide but did not find anything.
We suspect another UK/US proxy terrorist job firstly by deafening Anglo-media behaviour, secondly by the immediate mourning of national leaders – even a Victorian state premier nobody yesterday, and now by the routine perfect novelty, this time a suicidal airliner pilot.
Meanwhile, Nothing in the admittedly Jewish Moscow Times. Some Jewish conspiracy!!
As far as I can remember, a few crashes have been attributed to deliberate pilot actions [off the top of my head] over the past 30 years. My uncle is a retired senior captain, who flew heavies and they would be tested every 6 months [flight simulator] for preparedness during on-board calamities. If they failed they’d loose their license and job, so that part is/was extremely rigorous.
But this co-pilot had only 630 hours under his belt and did not fly for a major airline [although Lufthasa is the parent company].
Here are the requirements;
1) To work for a major airline, you will typically need 3,000 hours total flight time including at least 1,500 hours multi-engine, and at least 1000 hours as pilot in command (PIC) of turbine (jet) powered aircraft, preferably in scheduled airline flying and in type of aircraft. These numbers are estimates and will vary depending on the airline. Also, while these may be the minimums required to apply for a job at a major airline, they may be far from the actual competitive numbers and the actual experience of successful applicants may be considerably higher than the minimums.
2) Airline pilots must fulfill additional requirements. Both Captains and First Officers must have an airline transport pilot’s license. Applicants for this license must be at least 23 years old and have a minimum of 1,500 hours of flying experience, including night and instrument flying, and must pass FAA written and flight examinations. Usually, they also have one or more advanced ratings depending on the requirements of their particular job. Because pilots must be able to make quick decisions and accurate judgments under pressure, many airline companies reject applicants who do not pass required psychological and aptitude tests. All licenses are valid so long as a pilot can pass the periodic physical and eye examinations and tests of flying skills required by the FAA and company regulations.
3) Companies other than airlines usually require less flying experience. However, a commercial pilot’s license is a minimum requirement, and employers prefer applicants who have experience in the type of craft they will be flying. New employees usually start as first officers, or fly less sophisticated equipment.
4) Depending on the type of aircraft, new airline pilots start as first officers or flight engineers. Although some airlines favor applicants who already have a flight engineer’s license, they may provide flight engineer training for those who have only the commercial license. Many pilots begin with smaller regional or commuter airlines, where they obtain experience flying passengers on scheduled flights into busy airports in all weather conditions. These jobs often lead to higher paying jobs with bigger, national or major airlines.
What irks me is all the specific data being rolled out about this particular crash. I don’t know what happened exactly in that cockpit, so suicide is a possibility, but all those odd things happening to planes lately [certain countries excepted, of course] simply doesn’t feel right,
Nowadays, with all the big planes being so very automated, they do allow pilots with only 600 hours to fly, as First Officer, but with a much more experienced Captain. This man did his full training with Lufthansa, which is the owner of GermanWings. This airline only does short-haul flights, and hour or two at most. They don’t move them onto long-haul until they have a lot more hours.
Apparently he had a six-month break in his training, years ago, for some “mental health” issue, likely a depressive episode. What it was caused by has not been released.
Now some anti-Islam website has started a rumor that he was a secret convert to Islam, so now they’re going to bash the Muslims for this again.
Meanwhile there is no hard evidence that he did do it on purpose. They are assuming the command to descend was deliberate, but that is based on the fact that the plane descended. There can be no sound on the voice recorder to back this up, as the control to set for descent is a turning knob, not a switch that makes a noise. It is also peculiar that they claim to have heard the Captain banging on the door, and allegedly heard passengers screaming near the end, but nothing about the Captain calling out to the pilot. You think he’d say “let me in you idiot” or some such.
And they’ve not found the data recorder, which would show what controls had caused the descent to start. There were reports this recorder had been found but the memory cards were missing/broken. That is nonsense — the condition of those would not be known until lit was opened at the investigation lab and they’ve never said it was taken there.
There’s a strong smell of cover-up and “throwing under the bus” here.
@ Kat Kan,
At about 1,50min into this youtube video you can see the AP1 [autopilot button] and the knobs to alter speed and altitude [they make noise when rotated].
The fact that the flight data recorder hasn’t been retrieved [yet] makes it difficult to deduce what transpired exactly in the cockpit [comes in handy, doesn’t it?], but the rapid decent of the plane must have triggered something in the captain to shoot into action [provided that part of the story is true], because a mountainous region and low flying altitudes are a recipe for disaster.
I’m not going to sit in my chair screaming when I’m about to die, I’d be feverishly banging against that door with the captain.
I guess ‘air marshals’ are no longer on international flights?
@ Kat Kan,
Here’s another line that doesn’t make any sense [to me]; French prosecutor Robin “The intention was to destroy the plane” .
I thought the claimed intention was to commit suicide and die and that the ensuing destruction of the A320 was not a high priority aim on the kamikaze’s bucket list.
Yes, they are really starting a “Putin dunnit” level of over the top blame throwing now. Right now while starting to type this my local radio came on with
” the Captain tried to smash into the cockpit with an axe as the co-pilot deliberately plowed the plane into the Alps”
WOW. This is all based on a voice recording with no data on what was done and when. I know in other crashed they’ve spent weeks comparing and identifying the sounds of various controls. Here they “know” right away, and some site has already floated the ideas he converted to Islam in that period some friend supposedly says he was depressed.
Oh, this particular plane only carries one axe — in the cockpit (it’s for emergencies, ie to cut out of a crash-landed plane).
What sounds they’ve described so far would just as well fit the cabin crew banging on the door, with BOTH pilots inside but incapacitated (by whatever, that they don’t want to investigate), their last action before total unconsciousness being to try to get lower, as per SOP.
At any rate, what they really know is the plane hit the mountain, and that is not enough to impute INTENT, especially not in fine detail like “destroy the plane”. What if he went crazy and his intent was to see if it would survive hitting the mountain? Far far more likely the setting was a mistake or stupidity then, with his mere 630 hours, he totally froze up and didn’t know what to do next, including how to unlock the door.
The silence on the MH17 cockpit voice recorder must have been deafening…
The interim Dutch report stated the Cockpit Voice Recorder on MH17 contained the same transmisssions as the transcript of coms from Dnipro and Rostov ATC and that it ended abruptly at 4:20:03.
What are you suggesting they are holding back?
Q; What are you suggesting they are holding back?
R: Cockpit voice recorder is a bit misleading, because it suggests ‘recording of voices in cockpit.’ Needless to say, it records the sounds in and around the cockpit as well.
On this youtube clip you can clearly hear the sound of part of the Boeing 747’s tail snap off [the captain didn’t know what had happened exactly, but the plane become instantly -almost- inoperable].
If MH17 was shot down by a BUK missile [or any other missile] military experts will be able to determine what sort of missile has been used by interpreting the sound on the cockpit voice recorder.
Have you heard an unedited version of the MH17 cockpit voice recorder?
JAL flight 123 ended up flying into the side of a mountain, killing 520 of the 524 people aboard [including the captain and pilots].
So far no speculation that I know of as to why the pilot left the cockpit in the first place. Bathroom break over the Alps???
Sure sign something’s fishy, Graun cuts comment,like that one.
MH370 had employees of a US government contractor Carlyle Group semiconductor company onboard.
This plane had an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton on board, another Carlyle company, which just happened to be the same place Snowden used to get his information.
BAH are a big US government contractor involved in intelligence relating to things including foreign policy and terrorism.
Seems more likely than ‘Pilot Suicide’ to me. Note this phrase only recently became popular, and the wikipedia page for it was created after the crash.
it might be a false flag
I would call it a warning. Directed at France and Germany being more and more reluctant to go along with every lunatic and ultimately self-defeating scheme the US crazies come up with. Step back in line, the warning says, or else …
No mention anywhere that Germanwings 9525 was outfitted with the Raytheon uninterruptible autopilot that can fly the plane from ground or satellite, a system that can not only land a plane but crash it, too.
Who would want to embarrass Germany? Why did Angela Merkel close down German reactors immediately after Fukushima blew up? Israeli defense contractor specialist in security, Magna BSP had the contract and the access. Who was threatening to nuke Iran AND Germany recently? Chen Ben-Eliyahu on Israel Nationalist. Israel National News refused to comment on the website’s decision to run the op-ed.
Chen Ben seemed keen on nuking Iran AND Germany, sort of a pact with G-d. Germanwings plane goes down in the Alps a couple weeks later, a plane that can be flown…or crashed…by remote control…and the code to do that can be hacked or someone inside the gates can get the code….someone with access at Raytheon that developed the uninterruptible autopilot? Sayanim can be found to help. Just testing out another system in the Samson Option…it worked. What will Merkel do about THAT?
MODERATORS: Anglosaxon pirate race
This is a racial slur. Please remove any comment containing such language.
PM Abe, Imperialist warmonger and resurrected tool of the Hegemon will be addressing the joint session of the US Congress in April. He will be in the US for eight days (maybe getting citizenship?), and collecting plenty of bonuses for all the trouble he can start with China.
This is the other theatre of containment and destabilization, Asia Pacific. China is dreaded by US Navy and AF because in thirty years the Chinese may be just as powerful.
The self-induced insanity for conflict by the US government has no equal.
Japan is virulent and a real danger. It is going nowhere economically and desires conquest as its destiny again.
PM Abe is stuck in the bubble years [’70s/’80s] and wants them back [ain’t gonna happen].
As to Japanese, territorial expansion, you’d need a warrior spirit and so far, I haven’t really seen that many.
Here you have cabinet members who urge the elderly to ‘Die already and not to be a strain on society…‘
I had that discussion with Peter about how much more Japan [and Australia] would prosper if it/they’d join the BRICS and AIIB, but yeah, let’s suck up to unca Sammy, coz… [fill in the latest ‘mots du jour’].
Here’s one of Perter’s links that might be of interest; Whitlam, the CIA and Nugan Hand</a.
I’ve followed Nugan Hand since it was exposed by Jonathan Kwitny in 1981 in the WSJ no less.
The same CIA swine are still around, principally all the Bush vein of CIA operatives like Richard Armitage, Thomas Clines, Negroponte, Abrams, and the assorted military officers who have survived on the fringes.
But the real good link is Ted Shackley, the Blonde Ghost. Miami Station Chief who went to SE Asia to run the drug operations out of Laos.
They are always where the drugs (heroin, cocaine, meth) and the arms go. That’s where the big money is off-the-books.
One of the reasons why William Colby went on a nighttime canoe ride and wasn’t found for nine days until his body surfaced.
What is really buried is Rupert Murdoch and the mobsters in Australia who were all part of these drugs and money laundering operations. That’s the base Murdoch’s wealth came from.
And he was granted Congressional legislation for his citizenship, he was such a good asset in Australia. Total criminal.
PM Abe is trapped. However, the Japanese people do remember who really started the Pacific war, who nuked them after incinerating 63 of their cities, and who has dictated their foreign policy ever since. They are also keenly aware of the tremendous coalescence across Eurasia and would very much like to participate.
I think VV Putin and Kremlin colleagues are increasingly aware that ancient imperial China and ancient imperial Japan would very much prefer to act as de facto gate keepers together over Russia’s far east.
EVERYBODY: I have removed the comments with the “pirate race” nonsense myself and asked the moderators not to allow any such comments in the future. The same goes for comments asking Russia to nuke London or even all of England. There was one crazy guy who posted that nonsense in the old blog and now he (she?) is doing that again here. Such comments go directly against my moderation policy (http://thesaker.is/moderation-policy/) and I will not have them posted here.
Thank you saker.
much appreciated…….from ol’ blighty
underneath the surface trash of politics and a junk society full of bingo apps and pay day loans at exhorbitant rates of interest, an urban landscape of never ending traffic, commuting and shopping centres, lies an ancient spiritual mystical landscape as noted by such visionary writers as John Michell eg Dimensions of Paradise,much new age movement, a care of nature and the countryside, that deserves the opportunity to become re-evaluated and allowed to refresh our wayward civilisations.
Thank you for that, I thought nobody had noticed…
@ The Saker,
After I’d walked through one of Malaysia’s 2nd generation rain forests and ended up at the remnants of another the UK’s abandoned open mining projects, I thought the exact same thing,
Is there a legal angle why you’re against this kind of phrasing that I’m not aware of [because I like it myself]?
Daniel Rich and The Saker,
Just because one can find oneself momentarily liking certain things that represent a descent into baser emotions and senses (rage, revenge, lust for violence…. for example, when the tide of battle is going well in Eastern Ukraine…., infantile fits of emotion that energize our being better than triple shots of expresso, orgasms without love, etc) we ought to continually check in with our “between the ears” capacities that make us human and not over indulge the “between the legs” sensuality of beasts and bestial men and women, or we risk becoming the same thing as soccer hooligans at a Manchester United match. Once you are leaning even one inch in that direction, you become manipulable by the team and sports channel owners that aspire to run this world as Nero and Caligula ran the Coliseum.
I haven’t read the moderation policy, but I will now. I was initially bemused, but then appalled by some (not all) of the anti-Anglo posts that followed my first post on this site yesterday. If my comments catalyzed even one of the wilder rants against the English subjects or the English territory, that poster missed the distinctions in my post between those compassion deserving English members of the human race and their island home and the DISEASE of oligarchism that has long infected the Empire’s ruling class which has been headquartered there only in the last 2-3 centuries.
Hate the disease, not the victims. Think of the poor Germans put through the wringer of WW I and Versailles,whose rage and cultural pessimism sent them a second time in one generation against Russia. Think of the present day Ukrainians, caught between NATO, the IMF and their own oligarchs. Our some of our (still bitter losers, like the Banderists!) Confederate dupes of Empire, dreaming of a South that “Shall Rise Again”.
Time, peace, cultural optimism, and real tangible progress is the only cure for the deeply wounded. Once you descend into rage and vengeful hate against other victims of them, you are also a victim, outflanked by an enemy elite that is more evil than you are good, and you become perversely useful to them.
They risk GLOBAL war to try to keep their grip on this planet, and if wider war and chaos ensue, and any of them survive, they have plenty of outpost options to move their headquarters to. They are not sentimental about any real estate.This about a war for the mind, a struggle for humanity to cure itself of the infection of oligarchism and evolve to a happier state, not to cheer-lead an exchange of nukes between victim nations of geopolitical insanity.
Putin, Lavrov et al are committed to war avoidance, to politically and economically outflanking the war provocateurs. A nuclear chicken game not of their choosing is already being forced on them, and their primary deterrent is to not blink. But that’s just the avoidance of conquest in order to buy time for a more real and lasting peace.
Englishmen and Americans, in particular, as well as all non-Anglo-Americans around the world, need to be operating on a higher level, and help induce Americans to wake up and take the offered escape route away from the brink of tragedy and catastrophe. Instead of egging them on in the manner of sports fans of an opposing “team”.
Maybe we need another Chelyabinsk-sized asteroid to smash into some place like the Badlands of North Dakota so that our poor, sports be-sodden fellow Americans come to their senses and demand that our government cooperate with Dmitri Rogozin’s offered “Strategic Defense of the Earth”. There are millions more of those objects out there, and there will be more even larger ones intersecting the orbital path of the earth with 100% certainty,
in time. Instead of creating a threat to all nations by attempting to enslave the Eurasian Heartland to bail out our Bubble Economy, maybe cooperate against a species threat we cannot call off politically, in the sense of it not being of our own making? Finding common aims and common grounds for cooperation is the way out of tragedy.
If it were easy, your mind would not be necessary. Since it is and will continue to be “Hawd” as JFK said landing a man on the moon would be (perhaps hawder?) better to go all out rather than ease up.
OT a link to join people to fight Monsanto
At first, nobody listened. Who was Bill Browder, anyway? He wasn’t the darling of the New York Times best-seller list when he started his campaign. What standing did he have to say that Vladimir Putin, a proud member of the G8 club, was little more than a vicious gangster?
Back then, six years ago, when Kremlin goons beat his lawyer to death in a prison hospital, Browder was just a talented investor – born in the U.S. but now a British citizen – trying to make his fortune in the rock-and-roll stock markets of post-Soviet Russia.
This is getting disgusting.
CNN is in full WAR HAWK mode.
Fox news and MSNBC run daily stories villifying Russia and Putin.
And now CBC, is using our tax dollars for this garbage.
This isn’t 1970. Do you really have to have your precious world war 3 that bad? Can’t you geezers just die peacefully so we can inherit a non-radioactive earth? Do you really miss the days of nuclear war drills and duck and cover that much? Or do you just regret not seeing your beautiful ICBMs fly majestically through the air?
You already left our generation more debt and austerity than what currency even exists on the planet, why stop there?
“YEAH WAR!!! YEAH DEATH!!! (rubs greasy old withered hands together)”
SICK. the people who run the planet are SICK IN THE HEAD.
Yes they are insane allright, no question. I think it must be a particular sickness of the Nazi ideaology as Hitler in the closing years of the second world war suffered from the same sickness of living in a parallel universe.
He would be moving coloured pins which represnted German army formations which had been decimated by the Soviet forces around on a map like they were still full strength formations, and non of his generals had the guts to tell him the truth of the situation as the third reich crumbled all around him. And had they told him the truth he wouldnt have listened anyway, and they would have been accused of being defeatist which was a dangerous thing to be accused of in the reich back then.
Our present crop of corrupt and morally bankrupt “leaders” are also living in an alternate “reality” which would also come to a crashing jarring awakening when it runs up against the stark and grim reality of total war in Europe on the streets of Germany, Paris, England Warsaw etc.
Actually they are committee directed, led by no one. Before all else, the secretly self-castrated catamites of Baphomet-the-Billy-Goat obey the agenda, the zeit geist. Billionaires or whatever, they actually fear to disobey. No one directs our frightening predicament but the Lord of Hate.
Dorothy, pray the Rosary every day because I’m scared.
Was V.V. Putin’s photo taken during this event? He seems just like before his “disappearance” earlier this month, letting suspect there was a severe flu or cold, and hope he is now perfectly recovered.
Putin looked totally refreshed after his disappearance. The Tass said he was at the monastery where he goes from time to time.
Last night (European night), I sent a message about problems accessing the first page of the blog and finding some other websites. It was never published. It was sent around 1:46 central European winter saving time.
hi looked through the history logs … could not find any message. Maybe your post also went to the ‘other’ site. If it happens again please let us know.
Half the problem is solved. At the top of the page, I can see Brothers in arms again. However, when I try to access the start page, I always end up at latest articles. Perhaps that is how you want it to be? There was no change on my side.
reading between the lines of Putin speech.
He is saying enough, is enough.
Russia is going to rightly start dealing with all external threats much differently. This is why Russia must become much stronger.
In my opinion Russia has been badly wronged and double crossed since the end of the Cold War. She is a nuclear Superpower and deserves respect, not contempt. I feel much safer in a multi-polar World that includes Russia as a Superpower. She is an isolated voice reason and common sense in a an Ocean of madness.
Dear Mr. Putin,
I honor and respect you in Russia’s dark hour. I would say to remember that the planting season is upon us. Remember Stalingrad, when the Nazis had them surrounded and people starved. In the spring, the Russians planted everything, yards, boulevards, court yards, school yards, planters on porches. Eventually the tables were turned and the Nazis starved. I dispair at Ukraine, the breadbasket of the world being bombed to rubble. Always remember that to create, to plant a seed, is a Godly act. This is something the people can and should do.
Let us not forget the beautiful Moscow Symphony or the Russian ballet, or the numerous excellent Russian films and acting troupes. Or the glorius writers Tolstoy, Doetoyevsky, and Solzenitzen. They all had a respect for life and a belief in God. It is well to remember that because your enemy is godless.
I think the campaign for self-sufficiency does include encouraging people to grow some food for themselves.
Britain had the same in the war. Londoners in particular were encouraged to grow food; plots were made available to those with no land available. Some of these are still in use today by enthusiasts.
Novorossiya must be pushing this idea now, too. Villagers traditionally grew something anyway…. you saw how MH17 fell onto people’s cabbage patches. But usually they grew for their own needs, which left the city people having to buy. People with land available are encouraged to grow extra, so the city dwellers don’t have to rely on imports from hostile parts of the country.
Russia just sent an entire convoy of trucks with nothing but seed and fertiliser for the major crop plantings.
It is not a big secret that Anglos and their derivatives are a scourge of this planet.
Seems like being protected by sheets of water had created unique national character.
Oh please… just as in all other countries, most of the population of the UK consists of normal and decent people.