[this analysis was written for the Unz review]
The big news of the day is that Biden decided to call Putin. Here is how the Russians reported this:
At the initiative of the American side, a telephone conversation took place between President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the United States of America Joseph Biden. The current state of Russian-American relations and some relevant aspects of the international agenda were discussed in detail. Joseph Biden confirmed his earlier invitation to the Russian President to take part in the Climate Summit, which will be held via videoconference on April 22-23. Both sides expressed their readiness to continue the dialogue on the most important areas of ensuring global security, which would meet the interests of not only Russia and the United States, but also the entire world community. Moreover, Joseph Biden expressed interest in normalizing the state of affairs on the bilateral track and establishing stable and predictable cooperation on such pressing issues as ensuring strategic stability and arms control, the Iranian nuclear program, the situation in Afghanistan, and global climate change. In this context, the US President proposed to consider the possibility of holding a personal summit meeting in the foreseeable future. During the exchange of views on the internal Ukrainian crisis, Vladimir Putin outlined approaches to a political settlement based on the Minsk Package of Measures. It was agreed to give instructions to the relevant departments to work out the issues raised during the telephone conversation.
This is the US version:
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. They discussed a number of regional and global issues, including the intent of the United States and Russia to pursue a strategic stability dialogue on a range of arms control and emerging security issues, building on the extension of the New START Treaty. President Biden also made clear that the United States will act firmly in defense of its national interests in response to Russia’s actions, such as cyber intrusions and election interference. President Biden emphasized the United States’ unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The President voiced our concerns over the sudden Russian military build-up in occupied Crimea and on Ukraine’s borders, and called on Russia to de-escalate tensions. President Biden reaffirmed his goal of building a stable and predictable relationship with Russia consistent with U.S. interests, and proposed a summit meeting in a third country in the coming months to discuss the full range of issues facing the United States and Russia.
Why the difference in tone? Because the Russians don’t believe in loud statements before a negotiation and, unlike “Biden”, they are not insecure in their legitimacy (both the legitimacy of their policies and the legitimacy of their government). As for Biden, he just produces the exact same type of hot air which the Trump administration became so infamous for. I can tell you what most Russians think when they hear this. They think: “sure looks to me like the old man is desperately trying to encourage himself!”. I totally concur.
This being said, there is also some very premature triumphalism in Russia. A lot of “hurray patriots” are saying “Biden caved in first”. Their arguments go something like this:
According to Defense Minister Shoigu, the US/NATO have about 40’000 soldiers along the Russian border (ostensibly as an exercise) and about 15’000 weapons systems. In response to that threat, Russia deployed 2 Armies and 3 Airborne Divisions along her western border. That is something of the size of 200’000 soldiers. The US Americans saw this and understood that the Russian “fist” could smash them. This is why Biden caved in.
Well, I am not at all so sure that “Biden” caved in or “blinked first”. Why?
- “In the coming months” is too late to defuse the current risks of war. They might meet in the upcoming climate conference on April 22-23. But that is the wrong format.
- The first rule of military analysis is “don’t look at intentions, but look at capabilities”. This is even more true for “declared intentions”. And what are we reading into “Biden’s” supposed intentions? “Pursue a strategic security dialog” is the best I can find, and I am really not impressed.
- Let’s assume that they meet before a full-scale war breaks out, and so what? Did Trump not meet with Kim Jong-un – did that do any good?
Last Sunday, Margarita Simonian, the head of Russia Today, said something very interesting on a Russian TV show (I paraphrase and summarize here):
We will never be able to reach a real agreement (to coexist) with the USA. Why? This is a country built on violence from Day 1. This is a country stuck with several ideological doctrines, including the Doctrine of Discovery to the Doctrine of Manifest Destiny. All these doctrines say the same thing: “we have the right to do whatever we want and we have the right to rule over everybody else. This land was ours, but those Indian SOBs had the arrogance to live there. So we will massacre them all and then create a beautiful feast when we will celebrate that they taught us what to eat (Thanksgiving Day). This was true not only in the 17th century. I remind you of the year 1831 when we already had the Decembrist revolt while the USA was engaged in a massive ethnic cleansing operation (the Trail of Tears) under the personal supervision of
President Andrew Jackson (a Democrat, by the way!) who deported 5 Indian tribes which were settled, had their own schools and many were Christianized. He deported them to Oklahoma using methods which resulted in thousands of deaths (one tribe lost ¼ of her people. My family was deported by Stalin (we were Armenians) and I can tell you that the methods used by Stalin during his deportations were a “gentle ballet” compared to what the “democratic United States” did.
We will never reach an agreement with them because we cannot agree to collapse. We will never reach an agreement with them because we cannot agree to become paupers. We will never reach an agreement with them because we cannot agree to give up our nuclear weapons. We will never reach an agreement with them because we cannot agree to forsake all our national interests and we cannot agree to only do that which they tell us to do (including to the detriment of our own interests). We will never reach an agreement with them because we will never agree to forget our history and we won’t agree to have our next generations consider themselves as a totally different nation. We will never reach an agreement with them because we will never agree to any of that, and they will never accept anything less! (emphasis added).
Frankly, I can only agree. From the First Crusade on, the core value and even identity of the political West (in its various manifestations) has always been imperialism. This is true of the Latin Papacy as much as it is true about Hitler’s National Socialism, and it is still true for today’s main ideology of the United States. Truly, there is nothing new under the sun. We can call these various manifestations of the united messianic West by many names (today I call it “Zone A”), but this changes nothing to its essence, nature and behavior: the pretexts (ideologies) change, the policies stay the same.
This is why I have been saying that Russia and the AngloZionist Empire are locked in an existential war from which only one party will walk away and the other one will be either destroyed (Russia by the USA) or profoundly change (due to the internal dialectical contradictions of capitalism and the unsustainable nature of the US society today).
And don’t assume that it is “only” Simonian who is “seeing the light”. The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Riabkov, made the following statement about the USA:
“They talk about a high price, but they never mention it. What they have done so far, we have, firstly, studied well, and secondly, we have adapted. We do not believe that such terminology is generally applicable: price, payment, and so on. We simply defend our interests and the interests of our citizens, the Russian-speaking population, and we will continue to protect them”. “The question is what conclusions are drawn from this situation in Kiev and from Kiev’s patrons. These conclusions do not set up a positive mood, these threats only strengthen us in the belief that we are on the right course: the United States is our enemy, doing everything to undermine Russia’s position in the international arena, we do not see other elements in their approach to us. These are our conclusions”.
Pretty clear, no?
Years, even decades, of non-stop US threats against Russia have (finally!) achieved their full effect: the illusions which many Russians had for centuries about their western neighbors have almost completely disappeared from the Russian society and the Russian consciousness. What is left is a firm determination to survive, to live, to do whatever it takes to prevent the Empire from “assimilating” Russia.
Russians now also clearly see another truism of western policies. I would express it as so: it really does not matter whom Russia fights – it maybe even be Satan in person (and in many ways it is, let those with ears…), the West will always, always side with our enemy, even if it is Satan in person (again, let those with ears…). Let me just give you one example which says it all:
The USA claims that it was al-Qaeda which did 9/11. Fine. A high-school physics can prove the opposite, but fine. Yet that self-same USA totally backed “al-Qaeda” (all the various denominations and aliases included) in both Chechnia and Syria (and in Serbia too, I would add). And they are still at it.
Another example? Sure.
The West always supported the worst, most violent, rulers in Russia. Conversely, the very best rulers in Russian history are vilified, slandered and despised in the West, and they are, of course, described as obscurantist tyrants, even when compared to the western leaders of the same time period they look like saints (which some of them literally are!).
Want to try one more? Okay.
Let’s look at religion. In the history of relations between Russia and the West, we see something interesting: it does not matter which branch of western Christianity (Latin or Reformed) is in power, the rulers of the West will always side against their putative “Christian brothers”, even if that means siding with non-Christians! Not much has changed between the 15th century, the Crimean War and today: the West always created an ad-hoc “ecumenical coalition” to try to finally conquer Russia.
The bottom line is this: Simonian is 100% correct. The West’s “program for Russia” has not changed and it remains the same: Russia must vanish. Nothing else is acceptable for our western neighbors.
So where do we go from here?
Frankly, I don’t know. I don’t think anybody does. But I can express my hopes.
I hope that the current Russian stance (we are willing to take on the combined might of the USA+NATO+EU and “why would we want a world without Russia?”) to overcome the West’s delusional narcissism (We are almighty! Nobody can stop us! We will crush you!) and get enough folks back in touch with the “real reality” (as many were during the Cold War). Next, I really hope that the Empire will not unleash the Ukronazis in the Donbass (yes, hope dies last, and I have to admit that I currently don’t see how the Ukies could deescalate). I hope that the people of the EU will liberate themselves from their current colonial status, and that they will regain at least a modicum of real sovereignty. Lastly, I hope that the US society will defeat the Woke-freaks currently in power and that the USA will become a powerful, but normal, country (like so many empires have done it before). The slogan “we want our country back” has my total sympathy. But that is a lot of hope, I know.
Now for a pessimistic shot of realism.
First, Biden, the man, not the collective “Biden”, is in no shape to negotiate with anybody. Neither is his Harris. At best, he can do what microbrains like John Kerry or Josep Borrell did: meet with their counterparts, declare A, then fly back home and immediately proclaim non-A.
Tell me – why would the Russian be interested in this kind of silly circus?
What about the collective “Biden” then? Well, Blinken is definitely smarter that this arrogant imbecile Pompeo, but he sure hates Russia no less. Is that an improvement? Maybe.
I am afraid that this proposed meeting will never happen, I think that the White House sees this as a subtle ruse to try to lower the Russian defenses (both military and political). Won’t happen. It is too late for that.
Could it be that “Biden” is throwing in the towel and seeking some kind of arrangement with Russia. Never say never, but I find this exceedingly unlikely. Why? Because of the centuries long ideological messianic narcissism and sense of impunity of the US rulers: they simply cannot fathom that their “city upon the hill” has been placed in a kind of a “mate in three” situation by a horde of vodka guzzling asian barbarians (just like they can’t fathom how those evil “Commie Chinks” have built an economy vastly superior to theirs).
A famous leader of the “united West” also had a hard time accepting that he, and his putatively “invincible armies”, had been comprehensively defeated by Russian subhumans. Even while he could hear the sound of Soviet cannons in his underground bunker.
Truly, some things never change.
NATO concentrating over 40,000 troops near Russian border
The American troops are now redeploying from continental North America to Europe through the Atlantic, Russia’s Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said.
Waste of time, the #US regime wants to destroy #Russia completely, Washington is not ready to accept anything short of a full Russian capitulation and its subsequent fragmentation.
At this stage a full-fledged cold war or a nuclear war are better options for Russia’s security.And this is one of the reason why the US demonizes Russia and tries to get Ukraine to attack everyday. US dollar PONZI scheme is coming to an end and the US will do anything it can to stop that.
German Defense Minister said that it is necessary to link the volumes of gas transportation via Nord Stream 2 with the “behavior of Russia”.
Kiev Urges US to Put Patriot Missile Systems in Ukraine Instead of Poland.
According to Shoigu, American troops are being transferred from the United States to Europe across the Atlantic, and in Europe itself, troops are being moved to the borders of Russia. “The main forces are concentrated in the Black Sea and Baltic region,” the minister said.
D Orlov take on the situation:
I would like to add this quote by Mr Lavrov in regard to the 2 American warships on their way to the Black Sea:
“….In response, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov wondered why the US was so keen to be present in the strategically important body of water, far from American shores.
“Questions are asked about what Russia is doing on the border with Ukraine. The answer is simple, we live there. It is our country,” he said. “But what the United States is doing with its ships and soldiers, constantly organizing NATO activities in Ukraine, thousands of kilometers away from its own territory – this question still remains unanswered.”
It is all PR from the “Biden” side – they are constructing a narrative – these people are agreement incapable. This meeting will not take place unless the US is negotiating for peace. They are hellbent on having a fight to keep their banker/capitalist world in place. The Russians fully understand this.
It looks like the Ukrainians are carrying on their provocations – now testing Crimea. (So much for the PR call by Biden yesterday).
“The Ukrainian Security Service is conducting large-scale counterterrorist drills in the Kherson Region, the service’s press centre informed Wednesday.
“The Ukrainian Security Service is holding large-scale multistage counterterrorist exercises in the Kherson Region. Special attention is paid to the sea coastal zone of the region as well as the borders with Crimea during the trainings,” the press centre underlined in a statement.”
I have one question for the Ukrainian Security Service – what terrorists are in Crimea and the sea costal zone?
In 2016, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Crimea declared the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People to be a terrorist organization, and its activities are outlawed in Russia. So they are the only terrorists I am aware of in Crimea – but hey – they are backed by the West and Ukraine!
Minister Grushko & Mr Lavrov again point out the double standards:
“NATO eagerly plays along official Kiev its attempts to paint Russia as a culprit in the internal conflict in eastern Ukraine, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said……………Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov noted that Western states turn a blind eye to Ukraine’s preparations in Donbass. He warned that those who seek to start a new war in Donbass can destroy Ukraine, and expressed his hope that the West, led by the US, will not nudge Kiev towards a military venture…..”
Sadly the US/NATO continue nudging.
They want a war between Russia and Europe – once both are out of the equation, they will cut a deal with China – TO REBUILD BETTER – Russia do not take the bait ! Defense yes, Attack no
What deal will they cut with China, when China will surpass them in every way in 5 years???
Doesnt make sense.
Some naive minds assume, there will be business as usual once all of Europe is in ashes – Oh and there will be no more 5 years until … Once the Shitshow is over China and US will be a pile of trash as well – I know it doesn’t make sense !
From the First Crusade until today, various Roman Empires has been built on enslaving humanity.
The first Holy Roman Empire was erected by a conspiracy of the Vatican and Royal dynasties of Europe. This Fascist conspiracy was also behind 1st, 2nd and Hitler’s 3rd Reich, and is the shadow government controlling the 4th Reich of EU, UK and the US of Today.
Throughout History, No matter which branch of western Christianity (Latin or Reformed) has been in power of western Nations the Fascist conspiracy have use their agents and political puppets, to send the western population into war against even their Christian relatives in Russia, Even if it meant siding with head-choppers. Their Global Agenda have only changed when their Empire has been defeated, either by their Western slaves, or by the Russian Empire.
The Fascist Elite and their network of agents has survived every defeat of the Holy Roman Empire by dissolving the Empire back into nations states while keeping the western Fascist network alive and operating behind the curtain from within secret societies.
Today the Fascist Elite has managed to re-erect the Holy Roman Empire a 4th time, by hijacking western democracy once again. Biden, Macron, Merkel and every western leader are puppets for the Fascist Elite.
This is the US Media version of Biden´s call to Putin:
1) President Biden made clear that the US will act firmly in defense of its national interests in response to Russia’s actions, such as cyber intrusions and election interference.
2) President Biden emphasized the US’ unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
3) The President voiced our concerns over the sudden Russian military build-up in occupied Crimea and on Ukraine’s borders, and called on Russia to de-escalate tensions.
4) President Biden reaffirmed his goal of a relationship with Russia consistent with U.S. interests, and proposed a summit meeting in a third country in the coming months.
Biden is just a puppet using hot air propaganda to be delivered by the MSM to western slaves.
The fact is that the Fascist Elite are planning to attack Russia in June, no matter what their puppets say.
A) The US-UK-NATO has 40’000 soldiers along the Russian border in Eastern Europe.
B) By the 3rd of May the US will have 10.000 troops stationed in northern Norway, conducting NATO exercise Northern Edge, by invitation from the King of Norway. It’s entirely up to Washington to decide how long this military maneuvers will continue and what level it will reach, In case the exercise should result in exchanges of fire.
C) By May Erdogan will have head choppers attack south Ossetia along with forces from Azerbaijan.
D) Israel will be ready to bomb southern Russia with Israeli Jets based in Uzbekistan
E) We all know by now that the Fascists will unleash the Ukronazis to start the War on Russia.
The Fascist Empire has locked Russia and all NATO Nations into a war from which humanity risk being destroyed. The only solution I see, is to wake up the slaves of America and Europe, by Russia hitting the puppeteers hiding behind the curtain, bringing down the curtain, and let the slaves of the west clean out the Fascist network. To finish the job humanity avoided at the end of WWI and WWII.
Sorry…the weaponry is so sophisticated now that anyone should be able to see the war IS NOT an option. Infantry’s obsolete. Navy’s obsolete. Jets subject to advanced missile technology; traditional air force is obsolete. This is just stupid kabuki to keep everyone in fear. No sane (is that the caveat) person would go to war expecting to win with the kinds of weapons now available to both sides. Insane!
It was with great sadness that the potential future after the collapse of the Soviet union devolved into the carve up and attempt dismemberment of russia.
The US has made no secret of it desire to utterly diminish any force capable of standing in the way and the shift from the term “partner” to “adversary” is russia finally calling a spade a spade. In Russia’s case its military is truly a defence department.
The most important inclusion in your article, Saker, is Simonyan’s comments. This is the Forever F* You of all times and philosophically links arms with Putin’s “Who Wants a World Without Russia”.
What we have is the ultimate Clash of Life versus Death. Russia is a living civilization that would chose to expire rather than be part of the living dead civilization of Satan (the West, personified by the US).
Her statement is a purely Spiritual War Chant. Russian will never kneel. They will never be unfaithful in the largest sense of Faith. Russia will fight to the death for their values and traditions.
As for Biden: It is always personal. He wants his ‘manhood moment’ to stand over Putin. That photo he wants more than anything. The photographic triumph of ambiguity will be turned by the MSM into ‘Joe beat Putin’ and ‘Joe is the Champ’.
If they meet, I suggest they meet in India. It will help move India from US embrace and its inclusion in the Quad. India will function as a neutral again as it did in the non-aligned movement of the Cold War. It will be a win with Russia as Modi will see that China doesn’t have leverage over Russia in geopolitics.
Of course, Putin will utterly upstage Biden no matter where or when.
He has already shoved Minsk 2 back down the throats of Kiev, Zelensky, Merkel and Macron. Biden heard it today in his phone call. NATO and the EU all know the route to defusing Donbass. Minsk 2 is alive and well.
If they blame Putin for poisoning every bozo on the State Dept. or Mi6 payroll, they ought to understand the big poison is Minsk 2. And Ukraine has to take it to get Donbass and its borders returned.
Of course, Kiev will never fulfill Minsk 2. And they just saw what is waiting for them if they start a war. Shoigu’s military is locked and loaded.
Ukraine has no future as presently constructed.
Biden will be so instructed by the reality Putin created in Feb. 2015 with Minsk 2.
Maybe he just wants to talk with Putin to ask him to cut a deal so Biden can keep laundering money from the Ukraine pig trough filled with US dollars, billions of them.
Yes, those comments by Simonyan are of massive importance. Biden? Well, Putin asked for a summit of UN security council members for months. He was ignored. In a fit of pique, I would like him to say .. No thank you for a summit. But, he has to say, of course, yes, let’s meet. But again, probably it won’t happen, or it won’t happen timeously. And what actually does Biden (real or corpse or co.) have to say in reality? There is no there there!
We are all thinking armageddon thoughts because we have ears. But we are all still in the fight. I wish you energy! I would also remind that a wounded animal is very dangerous. This is where we are at – yet again – and we’re still in that very uncomfortable position where Zone A still has some attacking power against Zone B. It will not last, but it is hellish in the process. Remember also perpetual wars .. the empire can continue this forever, in that sense, until they fall over.
Someone posted “Minsk 2 is dead” in a previous thread. To which I was tempted to reply, but did not. I don’t recall reading the obituary, and I have been following these events since 2014.
Thank you L445, for your insights.
Who were the signatories to Minsk 2? And if it no longer applies, perhaps that indicates one or more of the parties to it lacks agency? If so, perhaps the party lacking agency also lacks legitimacy and/or sovereignty?
. . . anyway, hypothetical stuff. Lawyering.
It was interesting to hear in the previous thread, that EW equipment has been switched on. I hope cooler minds prevail but am far from certain of it.
Signatories were Ukraine, France and Germany. Then the UNSC unanimously certified it, which gives the power to Russia (from the UNSC) to enforce it if it is violated. One of its purposes is to protect the citizens of Ukraine from the Ukrainian military and other government entities, as well as the paramilitary (Nazis).
It exists until Ukraine formally rejects it. Which frees the Donbass to separate on its own wishes.
Like all things Putin, it is very legalistic. He is by skill set a very good lawyer.
Good comment (thxLarchmonter445) to a good article. (thx Saker)
Wasn’t Minsk agreement also motivated by desire to save western adventurists from Dolbacevo cauldron and to stop offensive of Novorussia westward?
S75ponny: That was probably the motivation that pushed Poroshenko over the finishing line. Had the Kiev regime held the upper hand they would not have signed the agreement. However, even at the time, other stakeholders were very dubious about the implementation from the Ukrainian side ever happening – and Kiev has not implemented the accord.
If my memory serves me, wasn’t it that Normandy agreement was about mostly saving western adventurists from Dolbacevo?
‘Bidens’ and VVP team should meet in N.Korea…
the one with most MOUs or better signed w N.Korea wins
only one side gets to leave from the front door…
the other we will just say never show up :p
does not the hairy legs want to beat the orange man?
be well be safe
They wanna take Putin out! – that’s how they will get their war – in Europe!
“That photo he wants more than anything. The photographic triumph of ambiguity will be turned by the MSM into ‘Joe beat Putin’ and ‘Joe is the Champ’.”
Yeah, well, too bad.
C’mon, man! Putin is no Corn Pop!
The invitation for a meeting is a trap. They will kill Putin with the same glee they kill Soleimani. A zoom session with ‘spare’ Biden will suffice.
The ZUSA/City of London satanists are accustomed to creating the seas of human blood and mounds of human flesh. They should think about their children and grandchildren BEFORE showing up with weapons at a threshold of Russia.
my American history is so bad – I don’t even know who the last guy was – maybe Hitler ?
Thanks Saker – its good there was communication – stupid American politicians – all of them basically are starting to pee their pants while Russia takes action
But its going to be hard to return to normal.
A false flag could start the war between Ukraine and LDNR/Russia. That could be what US is working on right now. NS2 is a carrot being dangled in front of Russia to confuse the leadership. I believe the US has other avenues to stop it even after its completion if necessary. They can put billions in fines just like they did to France when they forced to terminate the shipbuilding contract.
A well documented summary of the reality facing Russia.
Where does Russia go from here?
When i was confronted by a narcisisstic, arrogant, patronising, control freak of an adversary who was incapable of saying sorry when clearly in the wrong but doubled down and increased the pressure to force me to back down and accept her ways…i took emotional distance.
Russia needs to have the courage to say “enough is enough” and act directly on a threat to its own interests.
A sudden unexpected and painful push-back can send the adversary running away, squealing like a stuck pig…
Then you wonder why you accepted the bullying for so long…
Classic psychology when dealing with psychopaths.
you cannot negotiate with psychopaths/terrorists
That exactly what the US want – a broke and desperate Ukraine, a broke and desperate Turkey to provoke Russia to attack and than involve Europe in it, to bleed both and than to take over In the name of peace – Putin always wanted to unite Europe and Russia to a degree so that together they become invincible – He will never fall for that, that’s why they hate him and want him dead
“Let’s look at religion. In the history of relations between Russia and the West, we see something interesting: it does not matter which branch of western Christianity (Latin or Reformed) is in power, the rulers of the West will always side against their putative “Christian brothers”, even if that means siding with non-Christians! ”
This coming from the side that fell to Islamic conquest and begged the Pope to come to their aid? Then went into schism and then into further schisms from each other? How are things between the Christian brothers of Constantinople, the Greeks, Ukraine and Moscow lately?
Then as now, political powers have always used religion just as their do ethnic blood to draw lines in the sand and to conquer the other. Much the same as what occurred under the Protestant Revolt (there was never any reformation of anything, and more break-ups than the East) as the princes and rulers saw worldly advantages to the situation. And that tradition continues today with the new great religions of the wokes and the BLMs and the alphabet sexualities.
As Solomon said, nothing new under the sun. But it seems Biden is not the only one trying to convince others of something, and blame the other cardinal direction for all their issues, so some things never change. And God saw it all as outlined in Catholic prophecies, notably by the Mother of God, the Theotokos, Derzhavnaya Queen of Russia.
The errors of Communism will spread worldwide causing wars and persecution. Russia will have its role to play and will be converted via instructions left to the Latin Pope that finally chooses to act on them, whether the Russians like it or not. Ditto for the sorry excuses of Roman Catholics like the baptized but apostate Joe Biden and the Western Apostate Empires whose now obvious puppet Francis I’s ‘election’ is increasingly looking just as dubious as Biden’s. But at least his mental capacities are intact, but unlike BIden, can’t have his heresies brushed off as gaffes.
War between Russia and the West is inevitable, and Russia will prevail, but it is looking like the cost will be heavy, so no-one will feel as though they’ve won anything other than the just consequences of leaving a sinful mankind to its own depravities.
Ah, the ‘Fatima secrets’ again! Are there still people who believe this balderdash?
They always pull out that hogwash to prop themselves up (Hey, if the Mother of God is on our side, and she promises a Papist Russia – we are in good shape). I discussed this load of nonsense here:
But, look, let’s be honest. Folks who believe that the Mother of God would say “I am the immaculate conception” (thereby showing poor grammar, “I was immaculately conceived” would have been correct) are beyond hope, at least in my opinion. In fact, they literally worship a man (the Pope) which also makes them idolators.
So ignore their frustrated antics, they really are just the background noises of a dying civilization.
It is a purely spiritual struggle and side taking is increasingly evident.
Would movie Ostrov by Pavel Lungin ever make it big in any western nation?
The main schismatic here is actually you! As a Catholic, you’re bound to obey the Pope, but you accuse him of being a heretic. I know all the arguments about sedevacantism too, and in the Catholic context they’re reasonable. But, the very structure of the Catholic church allowed strongly anti-Christian elements to enter and fundamentally change it from inside.
On the Orthodox side, when bishops start saying or doing weird stuff, we get schisms. Someone (or everyone) calls them out on their BS, and sometime later the situation resolves itself and the schisms end. Unlike in the Catholic context, our schisms are usually politically-motivated and don’t touch the Faith that we’ve received.
By the way, we don’t believe in these “Our Lady” Catholic apparitions. For the Orthodox, all apparitions are treated with intense skepticism, and don’t pass on prophecies or messages of any kind.
The Marian apparitions which drew the largest crowds of all were above a Coptic Church in Zeitoun, Egypt. See the wikipedia page “Our Lady of Zeitoun”.
“The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, Pope of Alexandria, Kyrillos VI appointed a committee of high-ranking priests and bishops to investigate the matter, headed by Bishop Gregorios, bishop of postgraduate studies, Coptic culture and scientific research. On May 4 Kyrillos VI issued an official statement confirming the apparitions.
On 12 May 2018, the Coptic Church celebrated the golden Jubilee of the event. Pope Tawadros II held the four Holy Mass. A large number of priests and Christians from all over Egypt attended the celebration”
This coming from the side that fell to Islamic conquest and begged the Pope to come to their aid?
Yes, I agree, it was naive and even stupid to expect our “Christian” “brothers” to help us. Instead they gave us the usual choice: submit or be destroyed.
Then went into schism and then into further schisms from each other?
Uh?! Rome split away from the united Christian world and we went into schism? Peuhleeze… Besides, you have your own cute schism (Reformation, Old Catholics, Mr Lefebvre, etc. etc. etc.).
How are things between the Christian brothers of Constantinople, the Greeks, Ukraine and Moscow lately?
They are indeed very bad, here I agree. But we don’t have special funds to deal with pedophiles, our churches are not empty and we don’t have to cook up stupid theories like sedevacantism. Last, but not least, our countries are not overcome by woke trannies and our men look like men and our women look like women. In other words, there is hope for us.
But for you guys??
On your watch the entire “Christian West” has bee thoroughly de-Christianized! You ought to roll into a fetal position from shame and never utter a single word about these topics.
I’ve been reading all these religious opinions about catholics and schisms and such. However, I chose not to comment. When you say something related to Christian beliefs…then I may say something in response.
As Spanish mothers tell their children, if they misbehave, they are raffling hosts (coup) and you have all ballots. Ukraine (USA), feared that they would fall all the blows since they had all the ballots.
Sometimes I wonder, if we should have given a little harder in the Religion Wars in Europe, would something change? I would not change anything? Would everything remain the same?
Are we a stupid race?
By repeating the cycle of ignorance?
The past is still very much alive in the present, we are its children and its result!
Unitarian religions are good at unifying, but equally bad at trying to establish dominance. The USA is never about left or right. Red or blue. It’s a triangle of power match between the Catholics, the Protestants and the Zionists. When they do, or not, they always get together to vanquish the other predominant schism. Greek orthodox is not what I meant.
Anyway, somewhere, someone already figured it out and practices a multi lateral religion under a guiding umbrella. Imagine if you go to Walmart and find only one kinda cereal or soup. That’s what this is. It’s a fight to replace one with another instead of having choices…
“I am afraid that this proposed meeting will never happen, I think that the White House sees this as a subtle ruse to try to lower the Russian defenses (both military and political). Won’t happen. It is too late for that.”
That was our first thought as well, that this was part of the groundwork to claim an attempt at detente and a subsequent claim that Russia had rejected conciliation, all for the purpose of deniability when things heat up, laying the blame on Russia, as usual.
The only other explanation we could think of was that the US Armed Forces has clued Biden in to the realities of what’s happening, an obviously more preferable explanation.
I’m curious if anybody has thoughts on the rumors around Matthew Rojansky.
I would not trust the Americans anymore in anything. How can Russia believe anything signed with US? There can always be another president who undoes what the previous one has done. Biden wants to show the world that he is able to “deal” with president Putin, after having called him a killer. And US will try to break the sino-russian alliance because they have “finally” realized how wrong it was to push Russia to the East. And why does it have to be a secret meeting? If president Putin accepts it, it should be a public discussion about major topics, because otherwise one thing is said in Russia and another in USA. Nothing will change in Ukraine, they do not want to talk with Donbass…, and of course they want to stop North Stream II.
Thank you, Mr. Raevsky! I really appreciate your perspective.
I also find this victory proclamations from the pro-Russian side, simply because Biden called first and said some theatrical words, quite insufficient. I understand that people with such conclusions are normal and have principled perspective towards life. However, I have dealt with narcissistic and abusive people and one eventually learns that when it seems that they softened, or blinked, or understood the situation, in fact they hate you more than ever and you will suffer heavily if you get cough in their net. They will make you pay.
A normal person assumes that after an argument, there’s some rapprochement of positions, some meaning and some relation generated even if no agreement is achieved. This is not the case with self-absorbed narcissistic people – meaning with them is never achieved, no resolution is obtained even after years of struggle.
It’s not difficult to see that those people seek a codependency relation with RF, where Russia needs to be willing and grateful when being slapped and humiliated, even dependent on that humiliation, because Russia needs to realize that this is the way she deserves to be treated.
Russia should steer away from that people and let their Creator deal with them as He pleases.
Bless you Saker in your quest for ears!
It’s safe to say that Washington initiated the contact so, in that sense, yes, Biden “blinked”. He knows it and Putin knows it. While significant, in and of itself this contact means nothing. The Russian attitude toward the US has become well known and the deputy Foreign Minister just called the US an “adversary” to put a cherry on top. No ruse will be possible.
Still, Biden made the contact. He certainly didn’t do it for PR purposes. Except for CNN’s comical reporting of Russian tanks moving towards Ukraine (showing tanks on Ukrainian rail cars to prove it LOL), there has been basically a media blackout on the whole situation. I haven’t seen a single mention on the big 3 broadcast networks about Ukraine.
So, where are we now? Biden is appointing an envoy specifically to derail NS 2 and 2 US warships are due in the Black Sea in a couple of days. Are the NATO cargo planes still bringing in whatever to Ukraine?
In short, there is nothing to be hopeful about and no reason for Russia to back off its “training exercises”. Likely the call was to get a “read” on Putin and nothing more. Still, Biden made the call. And for now, that’s all we know. Russia is in position and can hold it indefinitely. The ball is in Biden’s court.
I do think it is clear that the US now understands that Putin meant it when he said that Russia will only be dealt with as an equal. So there’s that if nothing else.
UK is sending 6 Typhoons war planes plus staffing etc to Romania to bolster up the warning against Russia.
Negotiations with Biden? You’re having a laugh! He can’t negotiate a pen into a pocket. Negotiating with the collective Biden is even worse, never has there been a more cynical group of liars ever collected. Russia has been pointing to Minsk, but Ukraine and Turkey have already made their intentions known. Those two imbecilic leaders aren’t being very subtle are they? There is no point in negotiating with these three without real demonstrable action being taken first. What action would you suggest as a precursor to negotiations, Saker?
I’ll bite my man. Let NS2 finish up asap. I bet my bottom $ it ain’t completing without a fight. As a punter the odds are long, but will happen. They want NS2 and all that comes with it to fold. Eventually, VVP will squeeze Ukraine like a boa constrictor. That’s what they deserve.
Good start. Perhaps a DMZ along the Dnieper jointly patrol by Russian and a continental (mostly German) European force to enforce the Minsk agreement. A total ban on any first strike capabilities within a certain radius of Russia. Crimea recognized by the world and Ukraine as legally part of Russia. The budding Abdul Hamid II’s triumphant return to his harem. These things come to my mind but maybe a bit ambitious. Dementia Joe probably just wants to stare the killer Putin down and challenge him to a push up contest or something no soul-less dogged face pony boy would ever win.
someone may have whispered biden’s ears that when the going gets hot, the US will certainly have a dose of the “Putinator’s” hypersonic toys. he is now afraid of what he sees on the mirror. time to talk. Russia stared but the US blinked.
I have to admit I am somewhat surprised by NATO’s positioning of it’s troops along Russia’s Western border. I was aware of NATO’s latest exercise. However, I was under the impression it was held in Western and Central Europe. If NATO placed 40.000 troops along Russia’s Western border, it means they have been placed in Ukraine, in the Donbass region. If you take into account Ukraines own 40.000 men along the border, then it would mean that the combined NATO/Ukrainian force numbers 80.000 men. Perhaps The Saker would care to elaborate, ie. confirm that NATO sent 40.000 men to Ukraine’s border with Russia.
The US and Russia becoming friends ? Never. Lincoln tried it during the American Civil War, when he petitioned the Russian Tzar for naval help. The Tzar obliged, and the Russian Baltic Fleet was sent to New York City and the Russian Pacific Fleet to San Francisco. The Anglo/French plan of aiding the Confederacy collapsed. The Union was saved, and both Lincoln and his friend Tzar Alexander were assassinated by agents of the Khazarian bankers, furious that their plans were ruined, not least that both leaders started issuing Government controlled currencies.
As I have written before, the US is not a sovereign country. Until 1776 it was a colony of the English Crown, and after 1776 it became the personal fief of the Rothschild’s, who control it both directly and indirectly, via the Rockerfellers and other Khazarian bankers. This control is exercised through the HQ of the Freemasons in Washington DC, and backed by the Federal Reserve, a private central bank. Additional backing is via the MSM and Hollywood, both Khazarian controlled.
The Khazarian bankers in London and New York have their Globalist Agenda, ie,. a global rule by private banks and corporations. It cannot be applied while both Russia and China are sovereign states, which explains Washington’s animosity towards both. Both need to be subverted and subjugated. Attempts were made, and all failed. Both countries are on the rise, and both are preparing to introduce gold backed currencies. Now compare that to the situation in the US, which possesses a gigantic foreign debt and an even greater domestic one, not to mention that the dollar is printed backed by nothing.
Time is not working for the Khazarian bankers. I detect that they are losing their nerve. They have to do something to curtail the power of Russia and China, although I am not sure they know exactly what to do. This latest crisis in the Donbass is a simple, yet serious provocation by the bankers, who are using proxy Ukraine to provoke Russia into war and thus accuse her of “aggression”.
The current situation is serious. Can this situation be eradicated ? It can, only for us to see another one come along, just as serious. As I have said, time is not working for the Khazarian bankers. We shall see what they end up doing.
They have failed many times before they succeeded. Lucky they got WW as president who signed off on the Fed. For anyone interested on all the details I point to this great 324 minute documentary “Federal Reserve: Not Federal No Reserve” to get a complete dump of the facts.
Also highly recommended: The American Dream – Understanding Money and the Banking System
Indeed Russia as a tight nation is unbeatable with the most awesome president this world has ever seen!
NATO USA together can be beaten time and again by the real warriors Russians.
USA is hanging by a fine thread and she knows it.
USA has lost all wars since its inception! They can only fight small nations without arms and technology, oven Irán will give the USA a surprised of a lifetime, just watch !
This is nothing really more than optics. Hot and cold. Good and bad. Name it. Everybody knows when the hot girl at the dance glances at you, your pulse races, hoping she’s really gonna go out with you. We’ve all seen how the movie ends… I suggest taking it minute by minute and being pragmatic. Miracles do happen.
Great Article Saker!
I have your same hopes as well as your realistic outlook.
I pray that God will spare the innocent and punish the guilty. If war does break out, I hope that those who led the world into this mess will be hunted down and tried or, worse!
“President Biden reaffirmed his goal of building a stable and predictable relationship with Russia consistent with U.S. interests”
I wonder… what could be surprise(s) U.S. failed to “predict”?
Russia don’t take the bait – Time is on your side !
Beware Turkey’s Erdogan – broke and desperate he is willing to challenge Russia on behalf of others – in the End he will loose Constantinople but the damage is done ! There is no just war, except in defense
I’d like to hear Putin say to Biden, ‘sure, I will meet you—-after you beg Iraq on hands and knees for forgiveness, when you knowingly lied, resulting in millions of innocent people killed. Same goes for Syria, Libya, Ukraine. And apologize to me for your slander. “
The USA was evil well before the woke folks got in power. In fact, the USA has been evil since its inception. Furthermore the woke folks are just puppets, they have no real power. Biden has zero power. Positive change in the USA is impossible because the citizens live in total ignorance.
a) absolutely classic photo of VVP – what a revealing expression of patience and almost resignation listening to *Puppet* President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.!! If this photo of VVP was from the above actual conversation…..
b) given *Puppet* President Joseph R. Biden, Jr – mental, neurological and castrated political condition.. it is possible that *voice over* combined with the latest AI software accessible only to CIA, NSA etc., (ie., Adobe Character Animator available for general public..) that it was a more coherent/intelligent individual or individuals representing President Nitwit!! Remember all those so called infamous speeches by the ´alcoholic art-fraud´ Winny Churchill during WW2 on BBC radio. Often a specific English actor was used with supporting script writers.
c) if a) and b) are correct, this is yet again another pertinent demonstration of Russian diplomacy and psychology (in the positive and genuine sense of the term) giving the Pindos and their gullible plebs the chance of a minimal ´face-saving and graceful´ stepping back from all their bellicose and neurotic verbal flatulence.
d) From the military aspect, perhaps sometimes the superiority and innovativeness of Chinese and Russia software/AI/quantum computing is understated..as the Russian and Chinese *Bletchley Parks* (English codebreaking centre WW2 with the computer genius Turing etc.) have probably already cracked the modern day equivalent of Enigma and more importantly, even Lorenz codes.
As reported here 3 days ago Russian ECM counter measures hacked/blocked/messed up the Ukrainian military communications network. Furthermore, about 3-6 months again Russian ECM hackers messed up the NATO/Romanian AEGIS !!! radar and missile guidance system..sorry cannot remember exact reference -originally in Russian..
From Chinese and Russian !!!! naval vessel tracking and attack technology, it is clear that some NATO/US/Japanese vessels and submarines are tracked by underwater drones or even robotic ´ticks´/limpets being attached to the actual hull of the vessels. Plus ´smart underwater mines´ which are activated (and track!) by specific acoustic/magnetic signatures from US and other navy vessels. (Refs.. can be dug up…)
e) Therefore, the Russian and Chinese leadership have to offer the sinking US ´Titanic´ dragged down by their over-inflated and huge military budgets and financial deficits, some metaphorical lifeboats to hopefully decrease the rage, frustration and ´hoodwinked-cheated´ US public and military/intelligence personnel – some of those sane and intelligent minority, anyway!!
There is NO ´MAGA´, very few decent jobs, increasing evictions of lower and middle class citizens from homes with the hyped up COVID frenzy, increasing homelessness and poverty, steady rate of suicides and mental disorder by veterans etc.,
We anglo-zionists are desperate and cornered by centuries of our own lies, double-dealing, conflict ridden colonial administration and nefarious behaviour led principally by the City of London with the Rhodes-Rothschild stooges leading the pack!!! Most unfortunately, our ruthless elite still have ready access to thousands of large and mini- sized nukes, AI drones and hacking technology plus an infinite variety of manipulated micro-organisms, drugs and nanotechnology.
I believe (or I want to believe) that the Russian and Chinese leadership and elite have the ability and will to deal with all our Anglo-zionist bullshit for the present and future…
PS.. please Vladimir Putin hang on for another 10 years at least!!!
Actually VVP’s expression looks more like: “what this imbecile Biden wants now?”. But he’s too polite and cultured to say it out loud.
Too bad Stalin didn’t have hypersonic weapons.
Can someone please explain why there is no formal alliance between Russia and China. Lavrov even reiterated this recently. What is happening today is extremely dangerous for the planet and the normal existence of our children. Like NATO, Russia and China should have an agreement where an attack on one is an attack on the other. North Korea, Cuba, Iran and other friendly nations should be included in this new, powerful and deterrent effective alliance.
And on a personal note, as a Macedonian I appeal to Macedonia to go back to its original name and help your Russian and Chinese brothers. Enough is enough.
>why there is no formal alliance between Russia and China
Because they don’t need one.
Fair enough. But can you outline the reasons why you think an alliance is not necessarily? Wasn’t an alliance necessary in World War 2 to defeat the Germans and their axis allies even though the USSR sacrificed the most.
First, because a formal alliance would constraint Russia and China too much: for example, Russia and China want good relations with everybody. Now suppose that Vietnam and China exchanged a few missiles because both claim some small island in the South China Sea; Russia would have to choose the side of China automatically and become the ennemy of Vietnam.
Second, can you imagine what would happen to the relation between Russia and India if Russia sign a formal alliance with China. India would jump overnight in a US military alliance.
With their informal alliance, they will help each other in case of attack by the criminal USA and their lackeys; but they will not lose good relations with other countries because of disgreements that does not involve their survival.
Ponts taken but if I had to choose between Vietnam and China I know China would be my choice. The advantages of being with China basically outweigh any relationship with any other country in the world. Vietnam is showing clear signs of wanting to warm up to the US. As for India, I’m sure they would drop Russia in a second to be part of the Western club. Hundreds of years of being colonized does that to you – creating the my enemy is superior complex.
Despite many peoples reservations of the Chinese, I believe Russia would find no other friend as loyal and grateful as China. Hope I’m right.
Those who don’t trust Chinese are nothing but brainwashed westernized cucks. How pathetic for Vietnam to forget what the United Shits did to them not even 60 years ago. As a student of history I respect and support them for defeating 2 white empires but for them to embrace one of them again shows absolute lunacy.
If the Indians weren’t such brainwashed lapdogs they would stand side by side with Beijing against the woke white hegemon but of course they want to continue to seek affection from their former masters. Cucks. This is why I stand behind Xi and the CPC despite living in the United Shits. They are students of history as well and refuse to bow down to the true global menace. Americans made an enemy out of me so now I will be their enemy!
Russia and China should absolutely trust each other especially when both have a common enemy and both can provide mutual support without a NATO like alliance. My message to those that would trust the sick freaks of the woke empire is that you are a cuck and deserve what will happen after the hegemon decides you are no longer useful to them. (Saddam, Gaddafi, etc)
Macedonians we are Greeks.You are not Macedonian.You are yugo slavian.-
Margarita Simonian correctly diagnoses the US spiritual malady. What is needed is a ‘Dynastic Change’, that is a complete change of mindset from its warlike, egocentric, self involvement, to spiritual maturity.
Until recently, the mature civilizations, Russia and China, have indulged the Americans out of politeness and sense of conciliation. This does not work, as other commenters here have noted. You cannot reason with a narcissistic psychopath.
The US leadership, so called, deeply immersed in delusional notions of their rightness and power, neither of which exist in reality, need a good dose of Reality Therapy.
A serious military defeat is the usual way that a culture is forced to face its failings. However, given the reality of nuclear weapons and, worse still, the US doctrine of its right of First Use, even that avenue of change may be cut off.
So this is a very difficult situation. The bottom line though, is that a real awakening of human values, whether in the form of Russian Orthodox Russia, Confucian/Daoist Buddhist China, or Islamic Socialist Iran, or in some new American and indeed Western European form is what’s needed.
The West’s days of Stealing, Slavery and Slaughter, are over. Will it be able to make an adjustment so the planet can survive?
A serious military defeat may not be necessary. Every time Uncle Sam takes a step closer to Russia/China/Iran, they take a step backwards. And watch Uncle Sam bleed out some more.
There is a good chance of another financial crisis before open warfare starts. The US is already staggering due to the virus, civil unrest, general decay and corruption, and the cost of 800 overseas military bases. One more financial panic may be enough to send Uncle Sam to the nursing home.
Biden et al. are buying time…delaying until they have their set up completely ready. They have an internal problem which is that there is a “state’s rights” ground swell of opposition to their federal control mechanisms which they want in place. Somehow this coming war will be jockeyed into a tighter dictatorship internally. So their goals are two fold. 1. to hurt Russia 2.to consolidate internal power within the USA—Biden is practically ruling by decree already as he signs one Presidential mandate after another.
As for surprise about the Chinese—they are not surprised at all. Their own industrial/tech sector financed itself into the position of power it is in by shipping its production over to China and in the process smashing the blue collar working class in the midwest steel cities of Chicago, Detroit, etc. Now, 100 fascist companies are banding together to “punish” the State of Georgia for its policies which would have made it harder for these corporate racketeers to steal future elections.
The American academic patsies may hate Russia, but the American people do not. And since the people who do hate Russia are the same ones who have consistently lied to us, no one believes the Russia canard or, perhaps I should say, at least 1/2 of the American people do not believe that Russia is the biggest threat we have to face as our borders implode and the BLM/Antifa is resurrected to burn our cities again with impunity.
It is very strange…but everyone is entranced mentally and frozen in fear emotionally. There are periods in history when whole societies go mad and it feels to me as if the USA is on some kind of slow motion, out-of-synch-with-humanity zombie march over the cliff. I have no wi-fi or TV in my home ( cell phone stays in the front hallway) so ” the trance” becomes noticeable only when I venture outside. CAF ( Ms. Fitts) calls it “entrainment” but it is a mystery to me exactly how they do it and why everyone is so totally clueless. Even when I try to talk to them it is as if they do not hear.
To take the political to the personal: My neighbor says we both can see it because 1. we have experienced evil as children and survived with scars but no addictions 2. we are strong enough to know how to step back and be alone.
At present all this is theatre. The audience is drawn to the stage by the actors and their role play. The eyes and mind is manipulated by the capability of the actors. Behind the scenes off the stage, all things are put into position including the support actors. The play has already been written. The final curtain will soon be drawn. Who manipulates whom is irrelevant to those that are in charge. Words, posture are now irrelevant.
What I dont understand is why President Putin even took that call from Mr Dementia?
The Russians should have said that Putin the soulless killer is very busy with the planning of the killing of all western War criminals and pedophiles
And as there are quite a lot of them this will take some time….
OH and by the way Sleepy Joe is on that kill-list as well…
I mean now seriously how can VVP take calls from this restarted old senile thing that insulted him in a very disgusting way
It is for diplomacy and soft power. If he refused to speak with demented Biden, the fake news media would claim loudly that agressive Russia refuse diplomacy and negotiation.
They call him that anyway
Whatever Putin does to avoid a WW3 doesn’t matter
He is the almighty devil and therefore it is senseless to still try to be best buddy with the western russophobes
Russia should put hard red lines from now on
No more gentle bubbling
Cause Putin knows what is at stake – the coming war will be so devastating that I may even change our DNA for good – Unlike the West, he probably don’t like to be remembered as a Leader who lost 100 Million lives in a senseless war – yes he has the courage!
as well, he believes absolutely in accord & agreement & will always enter into dialogue rather than war…so long as that is possible. he is no chamberlain, we have never seen his like, that’s why it’s so difficult for most to imagine not succumbing to the dark cunning mean streets our side has labelled right.
Ukraine will be the last place where Washington engages extremists/psychopaths to start a localized war (as in Chechnya, Syria, Libya, etc). Russia will end this for good eventually.
If WWIII starts, so be it.
Let us die for justice instead of any continuation of suffering their ‘pax americana’:
1. An genoicidal economic system based on greed, exclusion and waste of resources.
2. A societal system which promotes individualism, isolation and paranoia.
3. A political system which is fascism of the big mutinational corporations.
4. A cultural system which denies national proven valid values and history and replaces it with ilusory, virtual Hollywood make believe.
5. A geopolitical system where 99% of the world has no say whatsoever.
Russia wil put an end to American colonialism.
Cheers from France.
When I see Lavrov, I want to kick a ball around, sneak a smoke, and share a beer with the man. How cool is he? When I see Putin, I want to bow. He is one of those unique men our species throws out at history’s inflection points. They are the points. In an Asimov book, Putin would be 12 feet tall, have wings, horns, a tail, and skin black as ebony. Our time is brief on this wheel. I’m glad I’m sharing mine with him. And Bowie, of course. I meet the man, I’m going to wash his feet, and I would do that for Syria alone.
Yes i bet Lavrov is a great bloke to have a few beers with,i bet he knows a few good jokes,thats ho he comes ove to me,great Diplomat.
Putin is not very intelligent. That is not how you use a phone: it is upside down.
I saw a photo of George Bush jr making a phone: he used it the correct way.
This article focuses on the strategic perspective of the fight between USA/the West and Russia. Of course, I agree with the idea given by Saker, Simonian, and others.
However, a war consists of several battles. And the article – as well as the comments which I read – do not give an assessment of the concrete current battle. In my eyes, such an assessment is however necessary. For me, it is obvious that this was an important victory for Russia and an important defeat for USA/the West. USA/the West tried something, and the consequent reaction of Russia thwarted this try. Period.
I do not know whether the article classifies this kind of assessment as “premature triumphalism”. Nevertheless, one cannot deny the Russian success by the argument that the war is not finished. Of course, the war is not finished.
Margarita said “Diaghilev’s ballet”, not a “gentle ballet”. This paints her very fine and this is why I trust her and what her RT is doing.
I haven’t seen anything tonight on FOX about the call.And nothing about a summit. Whether its because the latest rioting is dominating the news,or maybe the MSN is trying to decide how they want to handle the spin on it. But I doubt anything will come of it. The idea of the “virtual” meeting at the Climate Change conference is absurd. And the US deep state wanting demented Joe in one on one meetings with Putin is a nightmare for them.But something positive might come from it. Would the Ukrainians dare attack while Biden and Putin are planning a summit? And if they wait,the NS2 will be finished by then.I’m wondering though if the fascists would be so stupid as to attack just before or during the May 9th events?
Many thanks Saker. You are at your best.
You bring light in the dark fog of war.
You give me the will to fight on.
Russian people will be founders of next – better civilization(dr.R.S.), I hope eastern Europe and Balkan will recognize that before the end. Westrn Ahriman will be destroyed, all kosmos is on our side, so raise your heads with no fear bratja!
Your – our grandfathers are watching from above…
Thanks for a very fine article. Very competent people in Russia. They are too brainwashed in all West to change. It will be a misery the next many decades.
Biden’s phone call to Putin needs to be considered together with his decision to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan.
Also, when considering the Globalist/Deep State, two rules apply:
– They always lie.
– They never give up.
So, in agreement with many, I ask the question: What are they up to?
As other commentators stated here, my guts feeling is that both, Ukraine and US are engaged now in a public relation stunt in order to look good, peace seekers, looking for a détente of the crisis, etc. and behind the scene preparing a false flag in order to compromise and demonize RF and convince Germany and France (which are not completely on board against RF) that there is no other way to deal with Russia but sanctions and force (war eventually). Interesting times.
“there is also some very premature triumphalism in Russia. A lot of “hurray patriots” are saying “Biden caved in first”.”
Not restricted to the Russian Federation, spectators are often immersed in speculation which they share with others increasing the noise/signal ratio which some enmazed in binaries interpret as solely increasing the signal/noise ratio, as most “blogs” can attest.
This is one of the purposes of “blogs” the benefits of which the opponents believe accrue primarily to themselves.
“The first rule of military analysis is “don’t look at intentions, but look at capabilities”.”
That is a rule of some “analysts” but not of all analysts; primarily as a function of social relations.
“Tell me – why would the Russian be interested in this kind of silly circus?”
Those immersed in ” “don’t look at intentions, but look at capabilities” generally are incapable of answering this question, whilst those who can in some assay answer this question understand that this forms part of their capabilities.
This is a component part of the reasons for different definitions of analysts/”analysts”.
“Analysts” often resort to belief, framing and/or hope to bridge doubt to attain “certainty/comfort” or even hyper-ventilation, where as analysts tend not to publicly challenge resort to these practices by “analysts”.
“but he sure hates Russia no less.”
The admixture and/or conflation of fear with hate increases the utility of both for others who are not so immersed in linear constructs.
That is a synonym of not us and hence a valid designation in context.
That phone call was due to the collective “Biden” had been cold feet. At the surface level, they are still (delusionally) confident, though, at a more instictively (survival) level, they feel fear, although they will never admit this to themselves.
So, that’s just a self-encouraging move, before the fight begins. Nothing more.
“At the end of the day:
For Russia and the Russian People, war “now” is preferable to war later;” (Igor Strelkov)
Let’s this f(*)ing war come. Let’s win it. For the sake of ALL of us — including the American people.
And let’s make it non-nuclear. God helps us with that.
I think, Putin will negotiate. Russian elite still believes that there is some “good” West. Maybe Trump is not ok, maybe after Biden, maybe after many years. Lets wait, and the West is going to love us. That is how the educated, urban Eastern European elites think, theat is how they hope.
In the meantime they are going to sell them lives and suffering of our fellow citizens, uneducated “peasants”.
Seems to me Biden wants the “peace” conference to coincide with the Crimean Platform planned for August. Maybe he plans to push Putin into a corner to sign capitulation at the Crimean Platform.
The difference between the history and now is that present day western rulers have learned from history and that any head on attack on Russia will fail, that is why they use a different tactic, that of slow encroachment and infestation.
I think Russia will raise the Iron Curtain, decouple itself from the west completely. That is what Putin’s announcement i believe will be.
As for Germany, they do not want war, they do want EuroAsian integration, but preferably with a subservient and divided Russia, that is why Gemany is hiding under US/Nato umbrella (and not because they are a US proxy) to accomplish their dream of a united Reich in Hitler’s vision (using a different ideology of course but same Nazi proxies as in Ukraine).
Same with other former European imperialists, they all hide and unite under a shared Nato umbrella for each and everyone of them to furher their own imperialist dream. Russia is today dealing with: the British Empire + German Reich + Holy Roman Empire + Napoleonic Empire + Dutch Empire + Polish-Lithuanian Empire + former eastern euro nazi proxies + Ottoman Empire + American Zionists + McCarthian USA + LGBT = NATO. This is singularity of history or what they call Fukuyama’s “End of History”.
Belarus has banned Euronews and is showing WW2 documentaries instead, funny, that is what Serbia did too when Nato atacked in 1999, Nato was being compared to Nazi Germany on Serb television.
If war breaks out, Russia will win any war close to their borders, without the use of nukes, according to Douglas MacGregor, former advisor to the Secretary of Defense in the Trump Administration:
That proposed meeting is intended to fail. And when it fails, the western press-titutes will use it as an excuse to further portrait Russia as not willing to negotiate. Why they bother – well, that’s a question I was never able to answer – nobody in Russia and their allies believe anything the western mass-media says, the masses in the West are aready brain washed.
How is it possible that he western elites are not afraid of war?
They can also die?
There’s a book by Andrei Martyanov, titled “The (Real) Revolution in the Military Affairs”, in which he answered this question – the western “elites” simply can’t imagine that in a kinetic conflict they’d be in any danger well behind the line of contact. With the invention of the hypersonic cruise missiles, this is no longer true, but those “elites” either haven’t learned the news that they’re no longer out of reach, or they’re living in denial.
Because they have whole underground cities built, with years of food and seeds and everything. That is where they plan to hide during the nuclear apocalypse that they will start. Obviously, there is no place for any ordinary people there.
And the very stupid, very corrupted Washington politicians think they have places reserved for them and their families there. They will get the shock of their life when the doors close in front of their face and they are left to die outside.
Nato will not attack Russia and the Ukrainian Nazis will not dare to launch a serious attack on Donbass. Washington is not that stupid that it would trigger the demolition of its own structure.
Washington wants to subdue Western Europe for good. Germany and France MUST be prevented from having a working relationship with Russia at all costs.
In order to describe the nature of the war between the West and Russia, one could also cite the following:
“How different is the logic of the imperialists from that of the people! Make trouble, fail, make trouble again, fail again . . . till their doom; that is the logic of the imperialists and all reactionaries the world over in dealing with the people’s cause, and they will never go against this logic. This is a Marxist law. When we say “imperialism is ferocious”, we mean that its nature will never change, that the imperialists will never lay down their butcher knives, that they will never become Buddhas, till their doom.
Fight, fail, fight again, fail again, fight again . . . till their victory; that is the logic of the people, and they too will never go against this logic. This is another Marxist law. The Russian people’s revolution followed this law, and so has the Chinese people’s revolution.” (Mao Zedong, August 14, 1949)
Its really a simple question …….does the West care about their survival ?
Their Hubris is going to get them killed and going to wipe out a substantial part of the human population.
If you read history carefully, you will see that this has occurred in the past, an Empire getting itself killed, just without thermo-nuclear technology.
To finally realize the truth is immensely important but it doesn’t make it any easier to accept it, as the truth in this case is simply too terrifying for anyone sane to be at peace with it. Nevertheless, we have to face it and deal with it. Further talks are just a waste of time to keep up the appearances, if Putin agrees to it will be a mistake, it will be perceived as a weakness as it is. If Biden wants to talk, let it only be in format Putin already proposed, in a live debate before the eyes of all. Only way to avoid approaching clash is for Russia to capitulate, any other scenario leads to war anyway, sooner (better for Russia) or later (better for Empire). Accept that as an ultimate truth and act accordingly. Give up wishful thinking, it just a distraction and makes people even more depressed as the difference between illusions about peaceful coexistence and a reality we live in, is hard to comprehend. Fear of war, death, destruction, suffering…. makes us weaker, not stronger. “Danger is real, fear is optional”. Time to switch from being reasonable and fair to being assertive and determined. Don’t try to reason with those who don’t care about the logic and reason. Empire don’t care how many people will parish, what and how it will be destroyed. They want the whole world under their tyranny, even though if it’s heavily contaminated and in ruins. Only credible objective now is to achieve to be “the last man standing”, anything else is self delusion and self sabotage. Ukraine has already declared a war on Russia, so there is a “casus belli” if they need one. Start rolling and don’t stop there. As my friends from Israel used to tell me: “It’s expand or die”. Current posture is not enough, Russia should mobilize it’s whole society and economy, move as much assets underground. China, Iran & Co… same story. And even then, Empire will not change its course. And if you don’t have a stomach for it, roll over and surrender, accept the end of Russia and emigrate to Empire. You’ll own nothing and will be happy, that is from 2030 onwards….
Жељко из Крајине,
This is not a question of “blinking first”. A number of weeks ago VVP said “I am going to Siberia for the weekend. We can have a live TV chat when I come back”. Of course, the handlers could not allow their demented patient loose.
And this was a PR disaster (bringing smiles, giggles and grins to many, esp.for the 80+ million estranged voters).
So the handlers really turned on their little grey cells, and came with the solution.
Put the patient on the middle of a really long table, surrounded by many associates. Then, they chat with VVP et al. The patient nods & smiles, with a serious face and eyebrows. And a little silent vibrator/beeper tels him to look at the tablet in front of him, telling him “Left no.3”. And he turns left and gives the word to no. 3 from him.
Seems to me that, speaking from geography and societies over thousands of years, that the peoples of the European Peninsula , shaped by circumstances, became thalassocratic “pirates”…ruling, in the various ways, to various degree, Heartland by navies, and, like pirates, taking whatever they wanted by force or intrigue. I believe it was Pat Armstrong who opined that for him “the west” is where they used to speak Latin…fair enough.
That piratical nature has become obsolete. Atavistic. Ineffective.
And now, stymied in Ukraine and elsewhere, they’ll try one ineffective stratagem after another, until the nature of the west changes. That may be attended by war. War bring rapid and big change. Not so nice tho…
Summing up> It’s not over. Empire is re-grouping for plan X. Empire cannot do anything else.
This is a poor analysis. The truth is that he British Empire and its successor USA will always undermine whatever strong continental state that might get dominance over Europe. Because the strength of the British / US Empire stems from controlling the densest economic zone on the planet. Today Europe might be superceded by the far east but that just makes US continued domination of Europe all the more important so it can go toe to toe with China. The current US hatered against Russia is the same as the Empire’s hatered against Nazi Germany or Imperial Germany or Napoleon. That Russia threatens to wrest away the primeer powerbase of the Empire, the European heartland.
It is Nato that inherited those empires you mention, they are all united under one shared Nato umbrella with a common goal: the End of History.
The west (with exception of FDR) did not hate the Nazis, they loved them, the Nazis and fascists were supported and financed by western bankers, industrialists and Vatican (Vatican had ties to facists not nazis) to serve as a bullwark against communism in their countries and against the Soviet Union. Another reason was that western bankers needed a financial and societal Reset, ww2 was the perfect method and Hitler the useful fool to accomplish that goal.
No. The Global Sea Trading Empire. Wants power. It does not want Napoleon or Hitler or Bismarck to stand against them. Nor Russia. The hatered of Russia is because it threatens the Empire’s ownership of Europe. Just like the others did. It is not ideology. It is power and economics, economics and power.
The Global Sea Trading Empire is not even USA. And it was not even Britain. Those are just temporary HQ. Trump for example was a form of reaction of the Nation of America against this parasite that has sunk its claws so deep into its flesh that ripping them out will kill the patient.
If you really want to defeat the Global Sea Trading Empire. Then complete the North Sea Route and render the Royal, ops, sorry, USN, impotent. Or complete the Belt and Road Initiative and make it cheaper per tonne than the trading through the Malacka Straights and Suez. And start prying Germany away from USA. And let Poland calm down and turn away from USA in disgust of what it has become. The poles have a large diaspora, they know what is going on. Speak softly and be patient.
But if you do complete the Northern Sea Route and make it viable. Or if the BRI is a success. The Global Sea Trading Empire will just reinvent itself and set up franchizes and move HQ again. The centers of power draw the worst and most nefarious people in the world to them. Until they destroy everything that power touches.
my outlook on this is the following:
1) Kiew will attack in between now and late Mai the Donbass.
–> The US knows that Crimea and Donbass are lost anyways, so why not sacrifice them to achieve some other goals
2) Russia will drive up the front to the Dniepr (Odessa or not will be seen).
–> She has no other choice, it is election year, and anyway time to take a stand
3) Germany will be forced to cancel NS2
–> First US goal is reached
4) NATO troops move in the south Ukraine and declare it NATO country
–> Here it will become interesting. Does Russia accepts the NATO claim with bases and so on in the south Ukraine ? I don’t know
–> Second goal reached, NATO expansion to the east is achieved.
Mud and weather is a problem for the Ukis to attack the Donbass, yes, but it is the same problem for the troops doing the counter attack.
It’s high time for zone B to declare: delenda est Cartago.
” Fine. A high-school physics can prove the opposite, but fine”
That a building is demolished through a controlled demolition with explosives tell you nothing about who did it except that knew how to do it.
“I really hope that the Empire will not unleash the Ukronazis in the Donbass ”
The neo-nazi Fat-Lads Brigades will run away if they have to fight people who have guns.
Remember, Saker, this is the AngloZIONIST Empire. It is increasingly apparent that the “Emperor” is well aware that he is naked as a jaybird. He’s seeing the economic mantle being passed on to China and there is nothing he can do about it. He’s seeing his vaunted military stymied at every turn. He’s seeing his only hope being the messianic vision that somehow God is on his side. This is why the Empire has nukes, lots of them.
Christian Zionism is the heart and soul of Trump’s evangelical base. It was for them that he first killed the Iran nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). It was for them that he moved the US embassy to Jerusalem. It was for them that we came the closest to attacking Iran that we have ever been. Most of them have been taken in by the racist ideology that claims Europeans were destined by God to displace indigenous people all around the world, rape and pillage them, and in the case of the former American Confederacy, own them. As you said, Manifest Destiny is the fancy word for this, just like Zionism is the fancy word for what the Ashkenazim are now doing in Palestine, which brings us back to Israel.
Nothing about the wars of this century makes any sense at all if you ignore the fact that Israel attacked the USA on 9/11 and got away with it. Explaining why we really attacked Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria by using the “official” narrative of 9/11 makes no sense at all. It’s kind of like trying to explain the motions of the planets without mentioning that they all go around the Sun. A redo of 9/11, maybe a false-flag attack on a US carrier blamed on Iran, would almost certainly bring on a war that would go nuclear within hours. It would eventually involve Russia being as how they have so many assets in the region that would come under attack.
Never underestimate the usual suspect (Israel) to come up with something horrible that would ultimately drive the USA into a war with Russia. They have a collective hard-on for Armageddon and nothing else will suffice but using the Samson Option.
I’d learned by the age of 15 that it’s impossible to negotiate with those who have no honor. Putin and his administration understands the American side well, so if they show up for ‘negotiations’ it’s only to yawn and hope for unlikely miracles as they bide time to prepare.
Brilliant as usual. Agree with every word. Sanctions or other illegal punishments will be created under any made up pre-text, no matter what Russia does or does not. Therefor Russia should do what is right for her in spite off any barking. Big Empire is very ill, because it is impossible to keep ruining other countries, lie to own people and be happy. Its scruffy little dog with big ambitions has got that sickness as well. Societies built on hate, lies, tears and blood of others do not last long.
“Frankly, I can only agree. From the First Crusade on, the core value and even identity of the political West (in its various manifestations) has always been imperialism. This is true of the Latin Papacy as much as it is true about Hitler’s National Socialism, and it is still true for today’s main ideology of the United States. Truly, there is nothing new under the sun. We can call these various manifestations of the united messianic West by many names (today I call it “Zone A”), but this changes nothing to its essence, nature and behavior: the pretexts (ideologies) change, the policies stay the same.”
Imperialism is indeed the core value of America and Western regimes in general.
Everything else they spew out of their mouths are lies.
Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights, Rules-Based Order, Christianity, Secularism, Traditional Values, Woke Values, blah, blah, blah…. They are all deceptions.
As for America wanting to meet with Russia, who cares what America’s latest lies are?
The time for talk is over.
Russian’s reason for living is Orthodoxy and God. Nothing else. If her people turn away from God, she dies. Everything else is details.
Here is the YouTube link to my talk via Zoom on Monday night entitled ‘Is Russia Truly Our Enemy?’
The event was hosted by New Hampshire Peace Action
The US-NATO have gone totally insane….
I always take seriously what Saker says on Ukraine mainly because of his excellent work during the last major conflict in Donbas – he kept us fully informed day-by-day – and for that he gained a lot of recognition and respect.
It is very difficult even to guess what may happen this summer with respect to Eastern Ukraine as there are two parties that are almost impossible to predict – the US and Ukraine. Given that Russia is in a much stronger position than she was last time it is also far from clear what Russia’s response would be to an attempted invasion of Donbas – a clear military response or staying in the background as per last time.
Margarita Simonyan who declared the media to be the real power ( and by implication she is more powerful than the head of government), bashing Stalin and Andrew Jackson in one breath, as a matter of course and to make a very emotional point…
The only way to avoid total catastrophe is for the Russian and American people to unite against the real perpetrators of the endless wars. She is working against that, under the cover of flaming patriotism.
The only way for Russian and American people to unite is for the Americans to come down from the high horse of their narcissistic ‘exceptionalism’ and ‘manifest destiny’. For the gunslinger cow-boys to understand that they are not called to make the law.
I would love to see USA illegal occupation thrown out of Syria ASAP ….as some kind of precursor statement …warning. Is it possible? Would Nato not be involved then? UN resolutions etc have stated Syrian territorial integrity. Turkey might be persuaded to step back too.
Thanks Saker, especially for the translation of the surprising but true words of Margarita Simonyan. I’ve seen more interviews with her, but never have I heard (ok, read subtitles) her in such a harsh and razor-sharp tone.
I don’t see Biden talking to Putin in person. Let’s face it, on this level talking, Putin will crunch him for lunch.
Just an idea: might this blinking have something to do with this?: https://www.globalresearch.ca/kissinger-warns-washington-accept-new-global-system-face-pre-wwi-geopolitical-situation/5741911
Apparantly TPTB dig up the cadavre of Kissinger (I know he’s 97, but for my feeling he is already 137) to warn for too much pushing (and he might even have a point with his remembrance of WW1).
According to various Twitter accounts, one indication of impending combat is the when fixed wing assets are redeployed. These watchers, with Twitter accounts, see the below news as very concerning.
Southern Military District aircraft, including Su-34 from the 559th Bomber Aviation Regiment based in Morozovsk, have redeployed for an exercise with the Black Sea Fleet’s naval aviation as part of the control check, including Su-27SM, Su-30SM, and Su-24M.
In just two sentences, the Saker has summarized everything:
1.) “ ‘In the coming months’ is too late to defuse the current risks of war”
2.) “I think that the White House sees this [the proposed summit meeting] as a subtle ruse to try to lower the Russian defenses (both military and political)”
Alongside, a third “absolute” sentence from him…
“I hope that the current Russian stance to overcome the West’s delusional narcissism and get enough folks back in touch with the ‘real reality’ ”
… may also be adjusted for the future instead of the current time:
“I hope that the war lessons from Russia to overcome the West’s delusional narcissism and get enough folks back in touch with the ‘real reality’ “
Another great article. Thanks Saker.
Putin is scheduled to give a address on April 21st. That’s going to be interesting. I can only hope that he states that any and all decision makers in any conflict in donbass will be targeted. Those that make war will be held accountable.
Many times I have read where the USA greatest defense was that it was isolated by the atlantic and pacific oceans. Today I believe that this is it’s greatest weakness. There is no need to store nuclear missiles in cuba. Russian can park a dozen submarines off the coast, both atlantic and pacific. With a hypersonic missile flight time of minutes and no defense to such should give the USA some pause. But I doubt it. The neocons are full of hybris and contempt.
The USA is really a reincarnation of the third reich. A evil empire that must be destroyed either today or tomorrow. The american people are incapable of correcting the government. They lack the will and determination for change. They will have to suffer from this lack of will much like the germans did in the aftermath of ww2.
We shall see!
President Putin already said that the decision makers will be targeted. I think this April 21 speech will be an update of the speech he made previously, when he indicated that Russia would no longer allow the US to destroy countries. I think he’ll be laying down the rules of engagement for dealing with the West terrorist operations, which everyone calls wars. I think the military buildup along its western border is part of these new rules.
Why should not the Russians forewarn the US that they are sending an unarmed hypersonic missile to land in the white house lawn at a particular date and time packed with blini and pelmeni.
Would this not cause some hesitation and reasessment among the US politicians and war-hawks?
I should love to see it though I know it will not happen yet it could prove a point and stop a false flag event.
That the US side for a hundred years has been proposing that ‘mine is bigger than yours’ has run out of substance is not yet completely recognised by the US general population or most of the geriatic octagenarians in charge.
For those interested here is a photograph of the rocket in the white house lawn …
Be cautious Mr. President Putin. Mr. Biden´s invitation to negotiations is a trap. If you are going by aeroplane to a neutral country in order to have negotiations with Mr. Biden, then your plane will be shot down with plausible deniability. You will have the destiny of the brave and holy Dag Hammarskjöld. All the best for you and your country. Greetings from Germany.
Anybody remember what happened to Trump after his meeting with Putin in Finland? Trump was attacked as a traitor and a Putin toady in every major media and democratic party outlets. Biden will turn any meeting into a PR circus where he publicly lectures and insults Putin. Biden in public loves to show his tough guy credentials. For example his bragging about how he pushed around Ukrainian officials. Biden calling Putin is more like the King summoning one of his subjects for a tongue lashing.
Or who knows. Maybe somebody told Biden and Blinken that the Russians will totally annihilate the Ukrainian military with pro-Russian groups taking over Kiev and there goes Nuland’s cookies.
Let’s all remember that it was the successful military cauldron around the Ukronazis in 2015 that forced Kiev to Minsk. Minsk 2 agreements was forced on Kiev, Germany and France who had to sign it. The lesson when dealing with the West is superior military force being the only language they understand. Russia has Kiev in checkmate, Minsk 2 which means talking to DLNR or facing the Russian military. Ze has no good options, does he? He looks like a deer in the headlights, doesn’t know what to do.
It seams like “someone” has been listening (reading) to what we have to say here, and agreed…
To use Hillary Clinton’s term, I consider myself a “deplorable” during this current civil war inside the U.S. That will sort of identify where I’m coming from.
I agree with views expressed here that the U.S. considers Russia an enemy, and any outward indications of seeming to try to resolve areas of conflict appear to be ritualistic performances. In that context, I view Biden’s reaching out to Putin as one of those rituals. To me, it was designed for domestic consumption and perhaps to calm our European “allies.” Biden is facing massive internal problems, and also a less unified European and American view of national interests.
To me, the comments by the Russia Today head, Simonian, about U.S. treatment of so-called “Native Americans” seem an odd and convenient criticism of the U.S., as it is one also routinely used by far-left groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter against the identity of the U.S. as a nation.
Though the U.S. foreign policy establishment may project a bluster of U.S. as invincible, it is clear that many U.S. officials don’t seriously believe it. Biden himself this week revealed to a bipartisan group from Congress that he considers the U.S. “a declining superpower” that is no longer “No. 1.” This was expressed during a meeting to discuss his proposed infrastructure bill that entails massive investment inside the U.S. to develop the country as a “renewable energy” superpower. Whether that will happen seems doubtful to me at this point, but large amounts of capital are counting on that “investment” from the U.S. government.
To me, it seems that U.S. vs. Russia divergence on goals and capability of energy resources and the threat from China to U.S. economic supremacy and hegemony are driving the deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations.