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Is Russia going to respond to the west of just keep quiet.
Does anyone know what happened to Larchmonter, its been a while reading his ever true and lucid to the point comments?
He still posts regularly on Martyanov’s site.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky was interviewed on BBC “Hardtalk” today. Oligarchs in the West are “assholes” but those who criticize Putin are good “assholes” like Khodorkovsky or the Ukrainian ones, who get to keep their bank accounts.
To Khodorkovsky, Putin was a good guy until Russian courts threw him in jail for corruption, but suddenly in 2002 Putin starts becoming a demon. The agenda in the USA was in place to get rid of Putin, as “Blueberry Hill” did not resonate with “Empire of Lies”.
Similarly, USA/UK got rid of Ukrainian ruling class like Tabachnyk who saw a different relationship with Russia and Ukrainian history. Does anyone have any idea where is Arseniy Yatsenyk ?
It seems to me that the political agenda in Ukraine is once a more religious divide Catholicism vs Orthodoxy, like in Yugoslavia, like Sunni vs Shia in Iraq , like Hindu vs Muslims in India and Like Islam vs Christianity in Sudan.
Tabachnyk, the minister of education, was dismissed when he stated, that the famine which Ukrainian Catholics call genocide was the politically motivated attempt to improve agriculture and feed the industrial worked to save the revolution and the social system and was not ethnically motivated.
The big news in the West “mass graves” in the Donbas as if this happened overnight rather than a post war burial of the unfortunate Ukrainian cannon fodder.
I think Putin needs to revisit the debate between Suvorov and Potemkin during the Battle of Ochakov when considering the Steel Mill. Potemkin’s position was siege which failed, Suvorov’s position was storm it and take it. In the end, Suvorov’s plan was put into effect and Ochakov fell. Let the generals fight wars, don’t repeat Hitler’s mistake after General Zukov and the Soviet forces Moscow victory and Stalin’s mistakes after the Czech Paris embassy false telegram that the Soviet Officer were planning to depose Stalin. .
Yatsenyuk (and Poroshenko) can be seen on this clip from February this year.
Brawl Breaks Out on Ukrainian Live TV as Journalist Blows Punches in Pro-Russian Politician’s Face after He Refuses to Condemn Putin
Hmmm what if the vermin in Azovstal have tunneling equipment? Or they already had a tunnel out?
Two points: I read on twitter that Russia is still shelling and bombing Azovstal. It would make sense that they would continue to do so.
I think there is more to this Azovstal situation than meets the eye. Maybe there are secret negotiations between Russia and Ukraine going on regarding the nature and details of the surrender. Or maybe Russia is going to do something unexpected in the near future that will precipitate a surrender.
Per your last point, closing 11 Bankovskaya might precipitate this surrender – assuming it’s not just an excuse by the thugs to not surrender.
Perhaps Russia is still shelling Azovstal, so Russian soldiers can seal up the factory like a prison. Perhaps the Russians will place obstacles and booby traps at the exits in order to thwart recue and escape attempts. After the Russians have sealed the factory shut, I suppose most the Russian troops will proceed to the Donbas. A skeleton crew will guard the factory till Azov battalion surrenders or starves.
I hope the thugs survive, so we find out where they came from, in addition to justice.
Sorry, but I disagree. There is no secret agreement between Russia and Ukraine. Russia just won’t send hundrends of her best men into this complex of tunnels and let them die for nothing. Storming tunnels would be very reckless mission. This is only reasonable solution. Russians will just sit and wait. They have plenty of time. Even if artillery and bunker buster bombs won’t smoke Azovities and mercenaries out, they will just strave to death. In that case justice is still served for all atrocities, what they have done.
Well, as Porkyshenko famously said regarding Donbass civilians (paraphrasing): They will live in cellars, and that’s how we will win this war.
Karma is a bitch
Mashregh News in Iran, today reported the decision for not attacking Azovstal, was made due to some credible reports of about 300+ foreign agents involved in bio research warfare that have setup their labs at the site of the Azovstal deep tunnels. The program named Pit-404 is funded by Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden with collaboration of Rinat Akhmatov, the Ukrainian Oligarch. The west wants these entire gang of neonazis, bio-warfare researchers, foreign mercenaries, etc. out of there asap and relocated to another country. If that’s not achievable then Washington will stage a major false flag attack aimed at putting further pressure on Russia. The empire of lies is getting closer and closer to an spectacular collapse.
If you’ve seen schematics of the complex it was built and fortified to withstand a nuclear attack. Very deep, elaborate tunnels, heavily armored. Better to seal it off and wait.
Do you have a source for these “schematics”? A cartoon from a British newspaper doesn’t count. As far as I can tell, the only source for the stories about a huge underground complex and lab is one Escobar article. There are plenty of below grade structures, there always are in facilities like this. There are probably a few bomb shelters (similar vintage US installations have bomb shelters too). But it’s an illogical place for a massive command and control nuclear shelter. It would be a prime target to degrade industrial capability. Why would the Soviets put a command post under something that would be a tangled mess of melted, burning steel and likely to have all the retaining berms holding the Azov sea back destroyed which would at least semi-flood the complex? A bunker below the water table next to the sea means constant pumping.
From what I saw, Azovstal is all steel and reinforced concrete, and it would take quite a mole to bite through all that, but as far as I’m concerned the Ukrops are welcome to eat it all, together with their own sewage. Maybe if they survive long enough, they can evolve into Orcs, so that their outward appearances match their spiritual inclinations.
RF will have complete control over the over ground Azovstal complex. Im sure they have acess to old soviet plans of the tunnels.
plus among tens of thousands of refugees there must have been quite a few who know the details of the under ground complex and any new updates made over last few years.
Apart from that they always have option of drilling down in various spots. even normal water drilling equipment drills through hundreds of meters of hard stone Im sure they have access to even better machinery .
I can imagine making various holes and using crowd control skunk like smelly gasses. I read about Israel having developed such weapons for crowd control. I can imagine the effect it will have in closed spaces.
This is the kind of places where robotic military equipment would be valuable. Russia however is not advanced in this kind of stuff. I wonder if the chinese have some stuff on these lines.
Russia/Putin has the blue prints for Avostal steel works. They built it.
As always Andrei it’s great seeing you full of energy and healthy!
I was thinking and I can assure you that the RF thought about how to either wait for the nazis coming out from that bunker or just wait until what you say died of hunger… what about if the RF close all the entrances and pour gas to sleep them all? And then enter and pick them up?
Just a thought.
They can pour laughing gas!
These are not the communal garden Nazis, these are the hardcore commanders & officers who I expect Putin/Russia require for a history making trial, like Nuremberg. The psychopaths who ordered/committed the genocide in Donbass, the CIA trained class A butchers. They will have their RF most Wanted Lists and half of them currently reside I expect in Azovstal Underground Disney World.
That and a few top, NATO Military Commanders chain-ganged and marched to their new secure accommodation to assist Authorities with their enquiries.
When you weigh in the great lengths Ukraine-NATO have gone to free these Assets, we’re talking slim to no chance missions with further losses of qualified pilots and Seal teams with Russian military’s preference to gently stoke them out, speaks volumes.
I suppose cost is another consideration. How much and how many years did it take to build a complex this size? I’ve visited dozens of factories and industrial estates in many countries but have never seen such a vast concoction of integrated units/ processing plants. To destroy it with a Sarmat would be like cutting the main arteries to the heart, totally unnecessary.
The site will employ thousands and is earmarked as an important transfer hub for Belt & Road, one of the biggest breadwinners in the New Republic(s). Whether tomorrow or 2 weeks will not impinge on The Big Picture.
PS Will Russia/DPR/LPR/Other be seeking reparations from Kiev for the cost of the SMO, rebuilding and compensation for lives lost since 2014? I know US stole Ukraine’s gold and they’re currently living on the never never borrowed time, however, what can Russia extract before US/EU/uk bleed it dry? I hope Burisma’s/Biden’s assets took a direct hit.
Like you say, all these years they had to further fortify the joint. I find it hard to believe that they wouldn’t have dug escape tunnels.
A 1 MW microwave transmitter at 2.4 GH might cause enough discomfort to flush the last remants at azovstal
Just wondering about Medvedev. Why did he allow the US actions in Libya?
That is something I ask myself also.
Did he really have any choice?. Remember how long ago that was. The military rebuild was nowhere near complete at that stage. What could Russia have done that would not have had a negative nett outcome?
A UN Security Council Veto would not have required Russian military involvement. That resolution should have been vetoed to deprive NATO of the diplomatic cover for their “No Fly Zone”. It was a tragedy for Libya, and for Europe, sadly.
They (and that includes China and others as well) did not realize that NATO was a war party, and would use that excuse to bomb Libya back into the stone age. That was why they did not veto – a mistake they have not repeated.
Correct. NATO asked for, and was granted, a no fly zone, but then turned that in to a bombing free for all.
That’s when we learned what a “no-fly zone” meant.
That was not just a mistake it was stupid in the extreme,they should have known what criminals Nato were after the bombing of Yugoslavia,i never understood it at the time.
Exactly. I get so angry when people say the Russians made a mistake. Rubbish! Medvedev did it so his class or faction could enjoy sweetheart economic deals with Wall St. He could have said no at security council level even if Russia was too weak to do anything about it.
This was mainly a tragedy for sub Saharan Africa, some clarification is needed on how it was a tragedy for Europe?
Western Europe was the entity that benefitted from the genocidal bombing of the Libyan people by NATO. Moreover, they subsequently brought Libya down from being the most prosperous country in Africa with free education (to the tertiary level) and free health care, to being a failed state with no control of its natural resources.
This was done by NATO due to Libya wanting to use their own monetary unit (Gold Dinar) as a monetary unit to be used in Africa. The claim of Europe suffering from happened to Libya is sheer nonsense.
The actions of NATO in Libya back in 2010-2011, are exactly what the RF is addressing in their SMO at this very moment in Ukraine in not allowing further NATO aggression.
What is Russia’s business with Libya? Perhaps they made a strategic decision allowing the Arab world to further see (as if they needed more proof) of how corrupt the elites of the West have become. Besides it not being their business at the time to go on record as the open enemy.
Many American’s oppose our elites and the satanic beliefs they live out each day.
But the second coming will come AFTER the man of sin is revealed. That isn’t a singular person, it is the many who follow Satan’s commands, and gives a chance for all who love Truth to see the lies for what they are. And it will then be their choice to make all necessary sacrifices to follow Truth instead of the convenient lies.
The last place those creatures should go to is a foreign Country,expose the roaches.
@ KS Good question. I believe and believed at the time, that the Russians and Chinese governments knew that NATO would excede its UN mandate and that the result would be a fiasco which would be impossible to explain away. That is certainly what happened, including the ghastly end of the unfortunate Consul or CIA chief or whatever he was.
Never stop your enemy making a mistake.
Medvedev was literally staggering drunk at the meeting where he sold Libya down the river. Putin was seething with rage but could do nothing in his position as mere PM. But I believe that was the moment when Putin finally saw the true nature of Western gangsterism, and what Russia was up against.
Wow!! Firstly thanks for the sense of humour it is really uplifting. Of course u r right about the gross incompetence of the Western politicians. They are truly and completely out of their depth. They have a school playground mentality about this situation and it is truly embarrassing to hear senior EU politicians say things like “turn the heat on Ur shower down and every time they do say take that Putin”. Putin is a giant amongst past and present statesmen with a towering intellect. I should think he is astonished at the so called diplomatic conduct and rhetoric on display. I’ve heard much more sense from 5yr olds. So, whilst President Putin (and Xi Ping) are busy reintroducing democracy to the West and creating a fairer and better world order the west is completely falling apart and descending into really nasty Uber Fascistic ideology going bankrupt at the same time and running around like headless chickens to preserve the WEF NWO and thus there own power President Putin carries the hopes and expectations of a better world on his shoulders with great integrity, extraordinary committment and truth honesty and justice at its heart . God Bless you Mr President you are not alone. Billions around the world are praying for you and Russia. A peaceful and far more equal world will be your and Xi Ping’s enduring legacy. You are truly the embodiment of a saviour on Earth.
I have been saying similar things for years but few if any listen. No one can really believe here in the US just how irresponsible, immature, and just plain stupid current US politicians are. Why should they be intelligent as few if any ever worked in the real world?
I have been an admirer of President Putin for many years and have followed his endeavors on the world stage since they began to make themselves known.
I have to believe that President Putin, President Xi Ping of China, and the Iranian President have to be working on some level of “regime change” in the United States.
US politicians today are more or less clinically insane with their hatreds of Russia and thus even when Russia finally concludes its operations in Ukraine will most likely attempt something else to bring her to heel.
These people are sociopaths and as such there is no rehabilitation or cure for them. Sociopaths tend to be prone to violence and can only view the world through their own aberrant moral code (which is what defines a sociopath).
As long as the US government remains in its current form they will be a threat to not only the world but to the US populace as well. Something needs to be done but the US populace has been so fractured by their own political infighting they have lost the ability to present a cohesive opposition to what is now tearing the country apart.
Despite the dangers posed by such an operation what are the dangers without it, world annihilation? And yes we have US politicians and even some military officers who can’t wait to see the nukes fly.
That is what I mean by clinically insane…
The concern for us all is that there ARE people in power in the USA who WOULD be happy to use nuclear weapons.
Because of its isolation Kaliningrad might be the most appetising target – since many in the West regard this enclave as “not really Russian mainland” so they think an attack on Kaliningrad would not be regarded as an attack on Russia directly (there have been musings on this matter on ZeroHedge and elsewhere for some time now).
The reality is that Russia very much regards Kaliningrad as Russian, and any attack will have the consequences mentioned by VVP a while ago.
The fact is, we may be heading for a nuclear confrontation, and there’s not much we can do about it. Any significant exchange (which will probably also involve China – US policy being “if we nuke Russia we might as well nuke China too”) is not going to be remotely survivable in the short to medium term.
“In the long term the environment will recover” – might sound reassuring, but how long is this “long term”, and will any of Humankind survive long enough? Even those in remote areas will be adversely affected and any semblance of modern healthcare will be long gone.
Do you think the Empire will steal Russia’s foreign reserves and use them for “rebuilding” Ukraine?
The US NEVER rebuilds what it destroys.
Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, Somalia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Laos, Grenada, Iran, Libya, Nicaragua, Panama, Yugoslavia, Sudan …
The Empire won’t be rebuilding Ukraine because the Empire will be kicked out of Ukraine. The majority if not all of Ukraine will never be their ‘stick to beat Russia with’ again. The times they are a changin….
They are in a prison of their own making, just guard the doors.You know, Napoleon said ‘Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself.’
I hope he didn’t say that at Waterloo.
George Soros said : We need Ukraine as a missile against Russia, we have no concern for the people there. This man is an evil scumbag and moral degenerate. This is what you’re up against, Mother Russia. Don’t stop now!!! Thankfully, this bastard will soon have to answer for his crimes to the highest authority : the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. He won’t buy his sorry ass out of that one. Amen.
I would suggest this Soviet postwar example of punishing nazis in Ukraine could be followed again. This one was from Kiev in 1946,might be needed in the maidan 2023:
I watch the video. There is no diference betewnn naziz and commies and Pfizer like guys.
There is no difference?! That is a popular western talking point and excuse for them to whitewash their support for Nazis in eastern Europe; the Baltics, Ukraine and former Yugoslavia.
Soviet commies never executed women and children. Nazis did. Soviet Commies targeted political opponents, Nazis targeted ethnic groups.
Open a book sometime, the same families that controlled the USSR up to the exile of Trotsky and his stooges now work in(or near) the White House. I never understood the Western mindset that refuses to see objective truth and instead does their usual steal-lie-cheat tactic to win, here sadly it is to win some online discussion.
The Communists did plenty of wholesale targeting of whole groups of people, ethnic groups(usually in forced re-location to Sibiria) in fact. That doesn´t make what the Nazis did less terrible but adults should not be emotionally incontinent.
Open a book, Dane. The communists force relocated Nazi collaborating communities to Siberia.
Nazis executed infants and women. Communists never did that.
Ukrainian Nazis killed 30,000 Polish children. How many Polish childen did the Bolsheviks kill?! None!
Nazi collaborating communities all over Europe were “relocated” at the end of WW2.
Majority of inmates in Nazi concentration camps died. Minority of inmates in Soviet Gulags died.
Majority German POWs survived in Soviet hands. Minority Soviet POWs survived in German hands.
Nazis executed infants and women. Soviets never did that.
I have been anti communist most part of my life, but sincerely, most part of anti communist propaganda is falling.
There have been a very big interest in the West in exageraste communist “crimes” and put them at the same level than nazism and at the end, it is not true.
Just take a look on people like Solzhenitsyn, if communist would have been so bad he would be soup, and he would have never been allow to survive and exile to the West.
Similar thing with Holodomor, so much effort put to target it as a social cleaning and then you find that tha hubger was across all Soviet Union and mainly due for Western sanctions at that time.
Soviet Union had bad things, mainly their materialism and antagonism to religions but it stands years light nazis in terms of morality.
I would say that they stand higher than any Weastern country indeed
But propaganda have been present during decades in the West, but they very same elites that felt threatened by communism…
The upside of Andrei Martyanov’s reports is that they are highly intelligent, lucid analyses that educate and, owing to his fine sense of humor and irony, also entertain.
The downside is that he is addictive.
Back in 2008, Putin let it be known where he stood on Georgia early on, spoke of war. He was respectful of Medvedev’s presidency. However, when war with Georgia was on his mind, he put aside the diplomatese. We knew where Putin stood independently of Medvedev in 2008. There has never been any comparison between the two when it comes to political stature…When Putin puts his foot down, Medvedev is a “yes man”. I guess everyone in Russia knows it. It’s too early to know who will succeed Putin. It’s significant that if Putin dies in office, Mikhail Mishustin is set to replace him and that this is a result of a decision made by Putin. With Mishustin, he removed Medvedev from the line of succession. Right? I think this decision by him on succession is decisive, really. Considering Putin’s age too, it was a long-term decision. We don’t hear much about Mishustin, but he’s the one who is one step from the Russian presidency.
It doesn’t matter if Medvedev is a hawk or not, if he is like those Western politicians Mr. Martyanov describes. He is in their league Russian version, doesn’t know what to do, which is probably why Putin removed him from the line of succession.
I never liked Medvedev for reasons I won’t discuss.
However, during the Georgia(Gruzia) crisis, he, Medvedev, was the president and he made the decision to act. Putin was not even there, he was on some trip in the woods of the taiga in Siberia and they managed to find him when the military campain has already started. Give credit when credit due.
No surprise here…
BREAKING: A report in Politico has revealed that Western media journalists are operating inside Whatsapp groups being hosted by Ukraine’s state communications service, where they are provided official content to disseminate
…and the Ukraine’s state communications service is tightly controled by CIA. So there is no difference between them and regular MSM. Apart from one more layer of control.
I’m no military strategist or know lack of. But why doesn’t Russia deploy a miniature tank drone into the tunnels with a few quadro copter drones equipt with cameras and perhaps a drone that uses a flame thrower to flush out the rats in tunnels? This has probably been thought of in the sense of drones so I assume they want them alive.
If they have a tunnel out, why wouldn’t they have used it already? Why all that fuss with with the (supposedly for evacuation) helicopters?
Good point, but the situation for the thugs wasn’t as desperate as it is now. One thing to get out of the tunnel, especially if there’s a lot of them. To get out of Russian controlled Mariupol is another. I hope they will all face justice. We need to know who is in there and where they’re from.
Could you possibly enlighten me on the following: how and why and for whatever reason the Communists
back in the 1920’s drew the map of Ukrainian SSR the way they did? According to my excellent historical atlas of Ukraine by Magocsi the borders did not make much sense, considering large ethnic Russian population in today’s
Ukraine in the east of Ukraine.
And thank you so much for your wonderful books and daily video updates: just brilliant.
Because Lenin (the Bolsheviks) did not want to have ethnic/national borders among the administrative regions as a means against insurrection and striving for independence. Look what happened after the collapse of the SU!
They were fools! The Soviets in the early days even forced Russians to be Ukrainianised! It was called Ukrainianisation. Read about it. In all the areas Russia is in now!
It wanted to have its cake and eat it too. Have all nations of the USSR the same, and Soviet, but wanted to have the Ukraine as a buffer state ,so ukrainised even wholly- Russian populations of the East and North Black Sea coast regions. Now look what happened!
Why don’t the Russian gas the rats’ underground chambers with Anesthesia to disable them thereby capturing everyone alive?
Here Scott Ritter explains in his two minutes video, why 7000 Javelin missiles in Ukraine are almost worthless hype:
I don’t watch Polish MSM anymore, but yesterday I heard by accident that on the 8th May Russia, due to default, will be out of money and also out of the ammunition and war will be over soon. I mean… WOW. Some pure comedy gold. Maybe I will watch MSM for once on 9th May so I can see all these journalists’ stupid faces, when they will learn how big BS, they have tried to sell.
I have also special song for all those fools, who think that Russia is out of rockets:
:)))) Christo Grozev said on March 4th Russia will be without food and ammunition so will have to retire from ukraine :)
They are all full of s…t
Shutoff all the exits from the underground complex with detonations except for a single one which Russian troops can easily oversee, heavily mine the area and wait for their surrender.
I know the New Yorker is probably not on the radar of the Saker community but here is an interview published yesterday with a retired U.S. army colonel, Joel Rayburn (b.1969), former military intelligence, who, it is claimed, observed the military tactics of the Russians in Syria (“former U.S. special envoy for Syria from 2018-2021”) and is now a “think tanker”. If so, it says an awful lot about American arrogance, ineptitude and the horse-blinkers that they are currently wearing and that appear to be à la mode in the west. Could be Rayburn is the source for Biden’s latest “questionable” remark. Confirms Andrei Martynov’s criticism of all the bs that is appearing in the U.S. Not only bs, the article is pp (”piss poor”), “poor” is Rayburn’s favourite adjective when talking about the Russian military!
Looks like Mr Rayburn has swallowed the Kiev line completely. I did appreciate his comments about how poorly the RF did in Syria. Apparently he failed to notice most of the jihadi are holed up in Idlib and that President Assad is still President of Syria.
I’m not an expert on the preëxisting Russia-Ukraine conflict—but it does seem that the Ukrainians have been under attack from the Russians and Russian proxies since 2014.
I think I would agree that he is not “an expert on the preëxisting Russia-Ukraine conflict”.
Thanks Andrei as always. Keep our spirits up with truth not narcissistic nonsense all the Western media spew to so many of the public. I am always pleased when I occasionally look at such videos of the Ukie success to see that many of the comments scorn the lies they detect.
“Incidentally, some of the same experts have called upon the Russian Forces High Command to target the Ukrainian space intelligence-gathering nodes. I’ve yet to read any calls, official or otherwise, regarding retaliatory sanctions on the companies, or their officers, who provide these capabilities to the Ukrainians. Past that, how the US and Canada providing satellite imagery to the Ukrainians does not amount to interference, as apparently defined by President Putin at the opening of the Russian Special Military Operation, is a question worth asking.”
“Finally, is there a question of Russian reluctance to use their air superiority to its full potential and neutralize Ukrainian re-supply? Since Phase-2 of the Russian military operation began in the Donbass over this past weekend, various sources across Telegram and Youtube, as well as the Russian Defence Ministry, have reported at least four Ukrainian military ground-attack and air-superiority craft have been shot down over the area. Numerous Ukrainian drones, as well as helicopters, have been taken down as well. This stands in stark contrast to Russian air forces who are providing increasingly frequent and devastating tactical air support to Russian ground forces in the theatre with minimal losses. I am curious as to the true attrition rate of Ukrainian pilots and aircrews. Even if, as recently reported, the U.S./NATO can supply spare parts to resurrect previously inoperable air frames, who will fly them? Poles? Slovaks? Balts? Indeed, who, after they’ve lost numerous aircraft and (it can be assumed) pilots, are flying the machines the Ukrainian air force is managing to deploy these days? This, in my opinion, is the bigger question.”
Poles,Israelis and Americans, all off the books of course.
G Lira is alive.
I liked what he had said: It is not about him.
He is just the one in the headlight at the time being.
Of course – I wish him all the luck, skills, and hope I can muster from where I am.. I could say I pray for him, but I am not a religious doode. And I pray for MOST of the victims of this ongoing mayhem.
Gonzalo is alive, but seems to be held hostage in some way:
He is just forbidden from leaving Kharkiv.
That’s not what it looks like, at least to me. It looks like he has at least one of his captors in the room with him and this seriously influenced what he was able to say. I think he’s in mortal danger.
Ransom. Such a guy is worth millions of $. Maybe it was all a set up from the start. Very clever these mafiosos.
Comparing the Kremlin & Russia to Washington DC & most of the US is like comparing the real world to disneyland.
Thats how bad its got.
EU and US Administration & Deep State even worse.
Gonzalo is OK – he spoke to Alex Christoforou from The Duran today Friday 22nd. He was picked up by the SBU on Friday 15th at a little after 1pm local time.
“I’m OK physically. I’m a little rattled. There seems to have been a lot of interest in my case which is wonderful, but there are frankly a lot more deserving of the attention. I’ve highlighted them in my twitter feed – therealgonzalolira – because we don’t know where some of them are. Some of those people have passed away or some of them were killed. The other ones we don’t know where they are and so they matter more. I’m OK. I don’t have my computer and I don’t have my phone and so anything that was published or posted on the Gonzalo Lira YT channel”.
He gives a list of others, and says anything posted after 15th wasn’t him because he doesn’t have access to his cell phone or email accounts. He created a new on which is how he got in contact with Alexander Mercouris. He’s been in contact with his family. He can’t say anything publicly. He’s still in Kharkov but has been told by the authorities he cannot leave.
Here is link to Alex and Gonzalo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2yeSOcNlgE. All he says really is he’s alive and safe. It seems he’s under restraint and probably still in captivity. I wondered before if a deal was possible with members of the SBU who are looking for insurance when the regime collapses.
If he is under restraint, how is he setting up new communications channels?
Are his captors giving him phones, etc.? Or letting him use their laptops?
So Westerners know that they can’t push sanctions any further and now they are quietly backing off.
It was all about looking strong (what it’s all about in my opinion), but the sanctions eventually make the sanctioner feel weak and look weak. They’re over then!
If that’s right, it’s not adult type behavior and must be obvious, so is it or not? That so much bad can happen as a result of something so frivolous is really cause for alarm. Hard to go back to 1997 positions? No! Hard not to go to war for Latvia or Lithuania? No! Hard to lose face? That’s hard.
Russia has can or has taken control of hundreds of billions of western investment in Russia so its not much of a loss.
Please understand the Empire of Lies is gynocentric. It is driven by women; its mindset is completely feminine. So yes, of course, the Empire reacts in a feminine way: narcissistic, emotionally, illogically. The evidence is incontrovertible.
Good point, but “effeminate” is the word there. “Women are what is most beautiful in this world”, a wise friend used to say, looking sort of like the Greek lawgiver Solon. :-)
Just this morning James Howard Kunstler posted an interesting and mucho entertaining essay on this theme at his blog, ClusterfuckNation:
The obvious PR move by Russia to create speculation and focus attention: and prompt a hundred stories:
Start a worldwide campaign that consists of one question:
“Who Is Hiding In Azovstal?”
In all languages.
Is this what is nowadays called a meme?
Very appealing idea
Russian: «Кто прячется в «Азовстали»?»
«Kto pryachetsya v «Azovstali»?»
Estonian: “Kes peidab end Azovstalis?”
Punjabi: “ਅਜ਼ੋਵਸਟਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਕੌਣ ਲੁਕਿਆ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ?”
“Azōvasaṭala vica kauṇa luki’ā hō’i’ā hai?”
“Shéi duǒ zài yà zuǒ sī tǎ ěr?”
Irish: Cé atá i bhfolach in Azovstal?
Italian: “Chi si nasconde ad Azovstal?”
Croatian: “Kes peidab end Azovstalis?”
Hmong: “Leej twg nkaum hauv Azovstal?”
French: « Qui se cache à Azovstal ?
German: „Wer versteckt sich in Azovstal?“
Finnish: “Kuka piileskelee Azovstalissa?”
Greek: «Ποιος κρύβεται στο Azovstal;»
«Poios krývetai sto Azovstal?»
Hungarian: „Ki rejtőzködik Azovstalban?”
Albanian: “Kush fshihet në Azovstal?”
Croation is wrong.
Correct: Koji se skriva u Azovstalu?
I guess I added the wrong language label after copying and pasting.
Yes, very interesting talk as usual from Andrei. To introduce a little black comedy here. During the Great War 1914-1918, the British infantry frequently found themselves ‘under the cosh’ (to use a very British term) from the German artillery. Taking some safety in their dug-outs they they composed this little song. It ran as follows:
Hush here comes a whizz-bang
Hush here comes a whizz-bang
Come on you soldier boys
Get down those stairs
Into your dug outs and say your prayers.
Hush here comes a whizz-bang
And its headed straight for you
And you’ll see all the wonders of no-man’s land
When the whizz-bang hits you.
Now for an updated version of this.
Hush here comes a Sarmat
Hush here comes a Sarmat
Come on you neo-cons
Get down those stairs
Into you fall-out shelter
And say your prayers.
Hush here comes a Sarmat
And its headed straight for you
And you’ll see all those wondrous mushroom clouds
When those Sarmat’s hit you.
Just joking really – JUST!
It does not distinguish between neocons and us. In his scary presentation of the Sarmat, Putin spoke as if he suspects there’s a ‘someone’ that wants to attack his country with advanced nuclear weapons.
This is commentary gold with the usual dry wit. Thank you Saker for hosting his videos!
Spot on about Medvedev, it’s interesting watching his transformation. The fake lure of the West beckoned many back then. Good that he has been brought back into line.
“Unless they go and do….you know…start cannibalism procedures”
Well, in the end all we have is each other.
Even bloomberg reports aghast that israel has jumped hosts and will limit usa dollar exposure for remimbi. Special friend indeed if they can see the writing on the wall
Would be fun to entomb them using bricks and concrete in almost all the vents and possible exits, for a kind of a Edgar Allan Poe flavor psychological effect. Just drop a truckload of bricks, and pour a couple concrete mixer trucks into the holes. Healthy fun!
Are the Poles nuts?
Found this post in Telegram.
If this is true, the Russians need to act first to secure Odessa and Transdinetria rejoin in Moldova.
Rybar: “According to our sources, the Polish Armed Forces have begun to create a strike force on the territory of Romania. In the near future, it is planned to bring a consolidated contingent into the territory of Moldova under a plausible pretext (peacekeeping operation / humanitarian operation / official government request, etc.).
One of the options for the development of the plan of the Polish leadership is the creation of an advanced bridgehead on the territory of Moldova for the operational capture of Transnistria and the introduction of a “peacekeeping contingent” into the territory of the Odessa region.
Such plans have been hatched for a long time, but in connection with the announcement of the goals of the second phase of the special military operation of the RF Armed Forces, it was decided to force them.”
Pitchfork times! I love it. Something has to change … why not the method of revolt. For American politicians the entire Ukraine fiasco is money laundering on steroids. Every 7 days Biden announces another $800 million to Ukraine. Where the f is the money coming from? Is anyone buying US treasury bonds? Not so much. We in the West are doomed.
There are two significant developments resulting from this war: the counterproductive uselessness of Western sanctions and, battle-testing Russia’s strength: their economy and armed forces.
The international disdain for sanctions on Russia must have surprised the White House. US politicians are used to controlling the world’s economy and political relationships. US foreign policy has been publicly based on maintaining credibility in US promises and treaties since Korea and Vietnam. They are looking at the loss of all credibility with Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
The shameful abrogation of treaties made since 1991 between Russia, the West, and the Ukraine has been noticed. These acts are seen as direct, treacherous attacks on Russia. Collaborator ‘Colour Coups’, NAYOYO training and support of avowed Nazis uttering white supremacist drivel, using genocidal tactics and human rights abuses with the torture and execution of anyone proposing peace. Provoking war with Russia by the pitiless deaths of tens of thousands of civilians and the destruction of their cities, their lives shows White Western contempt. The rest of the world understands that Russia’s defeat means the US can oppress every other nation. This is seen in Pakistan’s parliamentary coup, and human rights ‘concerns’ in India.
Eduardo Galeano: “My great fear is that we are all suffering from amnesia. It’s not a person. It’s a system of power that is always deciding in the name of humanity who deserves to be remembered and who deserves to be forgotten.”
US mouthings of support for ‘liberty’ and ‘human rights’ has no credibility after Cold War brutalities involving military coups and death squads. The World has seen the US abandon collaborators from South Vietnam, Philippines, Brazil, Argentina, and Nicaragua to Iran, Iraq, and Egypt. The US is willing to betray its own soldiers and citizens to narco gangs like the Mafia, Columbian Cartels, Nicaraguan Contras selling crack, and meth dealing Mexican Narcos. Afghanistan was cynically used from Charlie Wilson’s War, through the Taliban, 911, impotent, betrayed ‘democracy’, opium explosion, and panicked US retreat.
US-NAYOYO also turned their backs on enormously important nuclear weapons treaties. Gorbachev offered Reagan drastic reductions in nuclear weapons. Instead of negotiating treaties that destroy nuclear weapons using the most reliable and safest method, Reagan chose ‘Star Wars’. Fantasy missile defences that will never be achieved, and would only protect the US. This put the whole world at risk of extinction, or subjugation by goose-stepping morons.
Bruce Cockburn – Call it Democracy – Russian
From Cold War to crippling neo-colonial economics using debt chains, with resource and wealth extraction ‘privatized’ by local oligarch collaborators. Financial narcissism that has caused no less than 5 severe recessions in the past 40 years: 1980-84 Federal Reserve Interest Rate Recession, the Tech Bubble, the Great Mortgage Fraud (known as the Great Financial Crisis), COVID Recession, and now, the Russian Sanctions Depression. The only economic innovations have been tapeworm financial speculation and the creation of companies like Amazon, eBay, Facebook, and Twitter that parasitically suck money out of the real economy. This was the last straw for the ‘Developing World’, another term of quiet contempt for black, brown, and yellow nations.
Solomon Burke – None of us are free
US – NAYOYO strategy will sacrifice European economies to a natural gas embargo. They will induce starvation in the rest of the world through interruption of fertilizer supplies and grain imports. US 10% can’t be expected to defend democracy, expand human rights, maintain an incorruptible rule of ‘law’, or manage the most important part of world’s economy.
Art Buchwald, “I always wanted to go into politics, but I wasn’t light enough to make the team.”
US opponents go to bed drunk with the knowledge their enemy is led by a school-yard gang of arrogant, corrupt, brutally stupid bigots. It makes Iran, China and Russia look like soft beds of stability, reason and restraint to the rest of the world.
Thus is Russia’s revenge for years of NATO abuse and lies: they get to laugh as the White West destroys itself, and all credibility in their senile societies. The World watches as corruptly elected, 1% serving bigots cripple Western economies, and sell their citizens to criminals.
H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956): “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents… the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”